QUARTZSITE AZ LIVING

Living or Visiting in Quartzsite 

Quartzsite has about 3,600 residents in our small town that stay all year. I like to think of us as the “Sun Birds”.  When the winter season comes we have the “Snow Birds”.  An estimated 2 million visitors and 1000’s of RVer’s staying here.

WELCOME TO QUARTZSITE

WELCOME TO QUARTZSITE

We have so much going on all the time it is hard to keep up with it all.  I will try to help you find out just what there is to do here.  It might be finding the swap meets or a local grocery store.  If you have time there is always an organization that could use a volunteer.

Box Tops 4 Education In Quartzsite

We need your help! Each day you can enter to win extra points for our school Quartzsite Elementary School. Create a profile and enter sweepstakes for schools. Everyday you can enter without any purchase. Click the link below–> You can use codes collected from safeway and enter them here also.

http://www.boxtops4education.com

What an easy way to help out our Quartzsite Elementary School.  Come on people sign up.

Need A Repair?

Looking for a repairman or woman?

I have started to compile a list of people who will fix your problem and any other information I can find about them. I have found many of these from Facebook groups.  Most of them will be from Quartzsite but if they are from out of town I will include the town.

I am not recommending any particular one as I have not had used most of them.    If I have I will leave a comment and I encourage you to leave  a comment if you have used one.  If you offer repairs or  know of any others please let me know either with the comments or the contact form and I will add more information about your service.  Any information that you can add to help people make a decision would be helpful.

I will be publishing this as a permanent page in the future.

Air-conditioning:

  • Ken Hoffman 208-964-7670
  • Mike 287-7654
  • Absolute Mechanical 480-283-5163 Handyman Svs   — This is a recommendation from Karen

    I called Absolute Mechanical yesterday for my airconditioning unit,Phil Brown promptly returned my call.He was on his way to Yuma and when he returned to Quartzsite he came over at 8p.m.Very nice man,he got things going for us and returned this morning and finished up the job! I would definitely call him again,and recommend his services to anyone in need!

Carpet Cleaning:

  • M.D carpet cleaning Mike at 520-255-9081

 Computer:

  • Allan “ACE” Chandler owner of PC ACE Computer Repair, I have been here in Quartzsite for over 5 years now a few of you might know me from the food bank but most of you will know me from the salvation army seems like a lot of you don’t know there is a competent and trustworthy computer repair man here in town a lot of new faces are coming into town now so I just wanted all to know you have local support I have the lowest labor prices in town at only $15hr I have over 15 years experience and I am Microsoft Certified and also A+ Certified if you need anything just give me a call 208-293-7281

Electrician:

Golf Cart Repair:

  • Wild Hair Golf Cart Repair, Blythe, 760-550-0384

Locksmith:

C&B Lock & Key 928-927-6589 Betty Crenshaw

Painting:

Plumbing:

Refrigerators:

  • Absolute 480-283-5163
  •  AZ Quartzsite Quality RV 928-927-3490

RV Repair:

  • Roadrunner Maintenance/Mr. Cool-Seal,  Bob Ketcherside Licenced in Quartzsite  928-916-9812.
  • RV Proctologist Steve for holding tanks 928-916-1908  I have used Steve and can highly recommend him.

Direct TV Offer

This is a shameless plug for Direct TV.  If you are going to sign up for satelite tv I do recommend Direct TV.  I have been using them for several years with no problems.  They have a referral program that when I sign a new user up I get $10 off my monthly bill and you get $10 off your monthly bill.  This is good for $100 or ten months.

Use this link below.

http://refer.directv.com/a/clk/pm1Fc

October Is The Beginning of So Many Events and Fundraisers

The snowbirds have been coming back just in time for October events.

We had our first spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the First Assembly of God Church to raise money to send the kids to camp.  Food was good but it was the waiter and waitresses that stood out, several of the kids pitched in and were so much fun.

Chief Hess will be instructing the next CPR and First Aid Certification classes on October 23rd, 2014 beginning at 9:00am.  Classes are held in Parker at the AWC Tech Center, 1120 16th Street across from Parker High School.  Each class costs $30.00 and is four hours long. Both classes require 8 hours and $60.00 in total.  Space is limited. Call 928-927-6556 or 928-916-2864.

Oct 27-Sgt Xavier Frausto appreciation day at the community center at 7:00 p.m.
He has given us twenty years of faithful service. So let’s show him how proud and thankful we are that he chose our community to serve and protect.

register.

 

Twice a year, Quartzsite Rotary asks volunteers to help with this endeavor to show unity and pride in our town.  We will be getting down and dirty picking up trash this Saturday, October 25th, at 8 AM.  We meet at the elephant tanks on Highway 95 and we spend a few hours beautifying both sides of the road.  Rotary will provide safety vests and trash bags plus a short safety talk so we all go home in one piece!

VFW is having a welcome back snowbird breakfast in a bag at the VFW parking lot. It is going to be at 8 till on October 25th. https://www.facebook.com/events/717528258328416/

Halloween will be a special trick and treat for the kids with lots of activities planned at the school, library and Al’s RV Park.  There is a very good article about the history of our Halloween and what will be going on this year http://paloverdevalleytimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=215&SubSectionID=751&ArticleID=20618&TM=33183.82

Nov 1–Walk With the Past by the Cemetery Board from 1-3:00.  This is so interesting well worth taking the time to go to this unique event.  If you would like to be an actor or help participate call 928-927-6593 and ask for Dinice.

 

Nov 1- First Craft Show and garage sale of the season at QIA.  Always so much to choose from.

Nov 5  New this year Farmers Market at Desert Gardens with homemade items also.  They are still looking for vendors if anyone’s interested please call Gail at 920 4929 800 spots are $15.oo.

Nov 8 – Rotary Days in the Park is a fun filled day with lots going on.  Watch for their flyers around town and list of events in the newspaper.

Nov 18- Celia’s Rainbow Gardens Annual Spaghetti Dinner at QIA with music to dance off all that food.

Nov 29-30 – 3rd annual Santa’s Workshop Arts and Crafts Festival  at Tyson Wells Showgrounds.  Call Business Chamber 928-927-9321.

Dec 6- Soup & Chowder Festival Benefit for the Quartzsite Food Bank.  Help raise money for the Food Bank and vote for the best Soup & Chowder around these parts.  $5 donation goes toward tasting all the soup & chowder and desert.  Raffles drawings.  Volunteers, deserts and items to be raffled needed.  For more information call Pamela Caskey at 928-927-6321 or 603-34-0647.

Most of these events are run by volunteers and they can always use more help.

If you have an event coming up contact me.

It Is Time To Start Signing Up For Quartzsite Santa’s Workshop Arts & Crafts Festival

The Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce is beginning to get ready for its 3rd annual Santa’s Workshop Arts and Crafts Festival that will be held at Tyson Wells Showgrounds on Nov. 29-30, 2014.

This is a really popular craft show and a great place to find unique gifts.

All items are handmade.

Spaces are only $25 and no charge for non-profit organizations.

For more information call the Business Chamber at 928-927-9321 or drop into the office (summer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Or read the article in the Quartzsite Times http://paloverdevalleytimes.com/main.asp?SectionID=215&SubSectionID=751&ArticleID=20354&TM=38995.34

Spaghetti Dinner at Quartzsite First Assembly of God

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the children’s ministry of Quartzsite First Assembly of God on October 4th.

Tickets are $6.00 and it includes spaghetti, salad, bread, and a drink and a root beer float for desert. Help support the children so they can go to summer camp.

Dinner from 5-7 for more information or to buy tickets ahead of time call 928-916-2266.

 

Facebook Pages For Quartzsite

Ever wanted to sell or buy something in Quartzsite?

Well we have a Facebook page for that here, in fact we have several pages.

If you are not familiar with Facebook pages they can be set up by an individual, group or business for free.  There are personal pages, business pages and group discussion pages.  You normally need to ask to join them and most people are very welcome.  Besides the ones listed here you can do a search on Facebook by just typing in Quartzsite and a list of sites will come up.

If you are trying to sell an item or buy one there are several pages Quartzsite, Buy, Sell, and Trade and Quartzsite AZ. Buy Sell and Trade .

For selling items with wheels like cars and RVs Quartzsite On Wheels.

Vendors have a page Quartzsite Vendor Page.

There is Quartzsite Chatter which has over 900 members and keeps up with what is happening, good and bad.  Also has some great photos by the members of local critters and flowers.

Are you looking for a job or need a new employee or just some work done around the house try Quartzsite Help Wanted / Work .

Our local Fire Dept has a page which is really good at keeping us up on what is happening with them and also and problems that could affect us with the weather, highway or anything else they deal Quartzsite Fire and Rescue.

The town of Quartzsite even has a page Quartzsite, AZ.

The local newspaper has it’s own Desert Messenger to keep us up to date with the local news.

A new page was started for  https://www.facebook.com/quartzsiteeats about Quartzsite Dining was created to give all local year round and seasonal restaurants, Charity, Church and Event Dinners and also Grocers a central place to advertise, show off their daily specials, place your menu and or sale items in the files and let everyone know where you are.

I also have 2 page on Facebook, one for this webpage Quartzsite AZ Living and one for our Quartzsite Gold, Treasure and Craft Show.

Quartzsite Facebook

Quartzsite Facebook

If you have a Facebook page you would like included just leave me the information in the comments.

 

Labor Day Celebration in Quartzsite Town Park

Labor Day in the Quartzsite park.

There will be food, fun, games, music and more.

The food bank will have a fundraiser to help buy more food to get them through the rest of the summer.  They need all the help they can get this time of the year.  Not only do they help feed Quartzsite but surrounding area.

I hear the dunk tank will be up again, come dunk your favorite person.

A couple of new events will be going on.  There will be an area to learn how to pan for gold and other precious gems.

A kickball game is in the works.

All this fun starts at 5:00 in the city park.

 

 

Quartzsite Community Roundup

Yippie Ki-Yay!

NOV. 15, 2014 Quartzsite Community Roundup!

Get out your western gear, wild west spirit and buckaroos to join Covenant Lutheran Church and Thrivent at our November 15th fundraiser from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Covenant Lutheran Church. Proceeds will be donated to the Quartzsite Food Bank & Isaiah 58.

We are hoping that this will be a great FAMILY event with something for the young and old. Everyone is invited!!

Local crafters, artists and vendors are invited to have a table or booth for a $20.00 donation for their space. We hope that other local organizations, churches and people will also join in by getting a table to vend their items or sell food. We already have the Rotary Club signed up for Ice Cream, the VFW Ladies for hot dogs and our Covenant Ladies with Sloppy Joes and Chips. Jenny Mills will be baking and selling yummy cinnamon rolls and FREE coffee will be provided. You can purchase goodies at the bake sale and we are hoping to show the movie, Toy Story. We have games for all the kids with great prizes, win or lose. There will be a best dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl contest for the 12 and under group and face painting.

Theme and decorations will be western so get in the spirit and get your cowgirl and cowboy duds ready. We are in need of many volunteers. If you are interested in helping or vending contact Maggie Ross at 360 490-8175.

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<p>NOV. 15, 2014  Quartzsite Community Roundup!</p><br /><br />
<p>Get out your western gear, wild west spirit and buckaroos to join Covenant Lutheran Church and Thrivent at our November 15th fundraiser from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Covenant Lutheran Church. Proceeds will be donated to the Quartzsite Food Bank & Isaiah 58.</p><br /><br />
<p>We are hoping that this will be a great FAMILY event with something for the young and old.  Everyone is invited!!</p><br /><br />
<p>Local crafters, artists and vendors are  invited to have a table or booth for a $20.00 donation for their space.  We hope that other local organizations, churches and people will also join in by getting a table to vend their items or sell food.  We already have the Rotary Club signed up for Ice Cream, the VFW Ladies for hot dogs and our Covenant Ladies with Sloppy Joes and Chips.  Jenny Mills will be baking and selling yummy cinnamon rolls and FREE coffee will be provided.  You can purchase goodies at the bake sale and we are hoping to show the movie,  Toy Story.  We have games for all the kids with great prizes, win or lose. There will be a best dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl contest for the 12 and under group and face painting.  </p><br /><br />
<p>Theme and decorations will  be western so get in the spirit and get your cowgirl and cowboy duds ready. We are in need of many volunteers.  If you are interested in helping or vending contact Maggie Ross at 360 490-8175.
This information came from Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Facebook Page.

 

Community Wide Picnic Large Success

Lots of good food and good people once again.

What a great turn out by many of the town people as you can see below in the pictures.  There was a good time had by all and I don’t think anyone could have gone away hungry.  There were backpacks given out to the kids that appeared to have been donated by McDonalds.

Thank you to all the volunteers from the local churches we saw working hard.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

 

Changes To The Quartzsite Transit Service Including Some Free Trips

The town has made some changes to our transit system including some free services.

~ WACOG has granted the Town of Quartzsite 4,300 AAA passes. Residents must qualify for the free passes which can only be used for in-town bus trips. The trip must also be used for medical, pharmacy or food, such as at the Senior Center Lunches.  The Senior Center Lunches are only $3.50.

The changes start August 1, 2014.  This could be quite a savings for some of our residents.  I have used the bus service several times and it has always been a pleasant experience.  They pick you up right at your home and take you where ever it is you need to go in Quartzsite for only $3 donation.  They also have service to other local cities on certain days.

For more information and to request a Transit Pass, call Quartzsite Town Hall at 928-927-4333.

To read the full article:

http://desertmessenger.blogspot.com/2014/07/changes-to-quartzsite-transit-beginning.html

4th Of July 2014 Bigger & Better Than Ever Here In Quartzsite

Quartzsite AZ Fireworks 4th of July

Quartzsite AZ Fireworks 4th of July

Quartzsite does such a great job for 4th of July.  It just amazes me that such a small town can put on so much for those of us that stay here through the summer.  It is all done by volunteers.

The events will be held at the Town Park football field area on July 4 starting at 6 p.m.

Some of the events going on are games, little fire house, dunk tanks, rock standing contest, coin hunt, bake sales, tug of war, face painting, frozen t-shirt contest, corn hole games, raffles, snacks, food and fireworks.

This is fun for all ages and many of the events are free including watermelon and snow cones.

SunBirds

We call all the winter visitors SnowBirds but we have not had a name for those of us who stay here all here especially during the summer.  So I have nicknamed us the SunBirds!  What do you think?

2014 Celia’s Rainbow Garden BBQ Picnic

Music, dancing and lots of food what more could you ask for?

How about prizes and a 50-50 drawing?  It was attended by young and old, all good and hungry and ready to listen to some great music.

And the weather was almost perfect.  We have an ongoing joke that if it is JoAnn’s Picnic the wind will be blowing but this year it was not so bad.

Here are a few of the picks I was able to take in between dishing up the grub :)

 

 

IMS Urgent Care

New summer hours for our new Urgent Care Office.

IMS Urgent Care
255 N. Central Blvd. Ste 7
Quartzsite AZ 85346
Ph: 928-927-5658

Current Hours are:
M-F 9am to 7pm

Summer hours starting March 31st will be:
M-F 8am to 6pm

We are a walk in basis. We will be able to be used as Primary Care Physician if you’d like.

If appointments are made it still stands that we operate first as an Urgent Care so appointments can be delayed if a more urgent case comes in.

The Grand Gathering Q at the QIA

The Grand Gathering Q at the QIA was so much fun.

Were you in this picture?

This picture was done by TriState CareFlight helicopter who donated their time and pilot Jennifer Arink for the aerial photos to be taken by Bernie Martin.  This is from the Desert Messenger Blog where you can find many more pictures of all the fun we had this weekend.  Make sure not to miss it next year if you couldn’t be here for this one.

http://desertmessenger.blogspot.com/2014/03/quartzsite-organizers-worlds-largest.html