Deer Valley Times2020-04-17T18:05:19-07:00

COVER STORIES

The Future is Bright Sunsolar Solutions continues to grow and make a positive impact on the Valley By Michelle Talsma Everson During the COVID-19 pandemic, when many locally-owned companies had to downsize, Sunsolar Solutions was growing. In fact, the North Valley business, which first opened in 2015, has grown from 28 employees to over 100 in the last six months. “We... - Read More... Welcome to the Retreat at Alameda Learn more about the North Valley’s newest senior living community Photos By Kimberly Carrillo A brand new, vibrant senior living community, called The Retreat at Alameda, is now open in Northwest Phoenix. The Retreat is located in Norterra at 1920 W. Alameda Road on the corner of 19th Avenue and West Alameda Road. This new community,... - Read More... Elevate Your Life: Gecko Climbing Gym opens and invites you to climb to new heights By Michelle Talsma Everson When you ask North Phoenix resident and local entrepreneur Chris Tansey to talk about his new venture, Gecko Climbing Gym, the excitement is evident. Located at 24400 N. 19th Avenue, Suite 115, in Phoenix, Gecko Climbing Gym officially opens its doors this month, offering local climbers of all abilities—from those who... - Read More... DVUSD Welcomes Local Families to Register for Kindergarten Learn why our local district’s kindergarten program shines for its little learners It’s hard to believe, but the time has arrived to register for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Luckily for local families, Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of their K-6 and K-8 schools. “DVUSD kindergarten... - Read More... Mix It Up! MIXFIT Phoenix and Coach Kat are ready to help you make 2021 the healthiest year ever By Michelle Talsma Everson Last year, MIXFIT Phoenix closed twice for a total of five months due to state-mandated COVID-19 safety measures that impacted gyms across Arizona. Thanks to the close-knit community built around the North Phoenix fitness studio and... - Read More... World of Illumination A bright idea in entertainment In a brave new world, where the height of entertainment is seeing what recently dropped on Netflix, one Valley business is working to burst the boredom bubble — just in time for the holidays. World of Illumination — the largest drive-through animated light show in the world — has two Valley locations,... - Read More... West-MEC: Career-driven, student-focused educational opportunities Throughout 2020, schools and students alike have faced unprecedented challenges. Now, as Arizona starts to revive, students are looking for the education option that best fits their needs. Some schools are offering online learning while others are offering a hybrid learning model. Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), a local public career and technical education... - Read More... Compassionate Care: White Dove Assisted Living Homes provides personalized care for elderly loved ones By Michelle Talsma Everson At White Dove Assisted Living Homes, owners Marinela “Nellie” and John Bora emphasize that the residents are “not just numbers on a door”—they get to know each one and are honored to care for them and welcome them home. “We know them by name; we know who they are and customize their... - Read More... HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing Medical Center Opens, Care centered around you that is close to home The wait is over and now north Phoenix and Anthem residents can call Sonoran Crossing Medical Center their new official neighborhood hospital. Blossoming directly from the beautiful desert acreage on the east of the I-17 and south of Carefree Highway, the three-story, 210,000-square-foot, 70-bed hospital will soon be accepting new patients. “The services and extraordinary care... - Read More... Harness the Power of the Sun Sunsolar Solutions Helps Locals To Go Solar And Save Big By Michelle Talsma Everson When you think of renewable energy, the first type that may come to mind is solar power. Solar energy works by capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity through solar panels—and with an average of 300 days of sunshine a... - Read More... Lookout Tavern Celebrates Its Grand Re-Opening With a refreshed look and new menu items, Lookout Tavern is ready for you to enjoy its grub, games and cocktails By Michelle Talsma Everson When Lookout Tavern had to close its doors to in-house dining due to COVID-19 precautions, owner Kevin Stout, his wife Erica, and their managing partner Todd Ahlf, decided to turn lemons... - Read More... The Importance of Estate Planning with a Professional Attorney Libby Banks helps locals plan for the future By Michelle Talsma Everson Attorney Libby Banks is passionate about a unique area of law—so passionate in fact, it’s what she focuses on exclusively. Banks’ area of expertise is estate planning, probate and trust administration. Essentially, she helps clients of all ages plan for what happens to... - Read More... Iron Doors Arizona Adding style and security to your home or business By Michelle Talsma Everson Steve Yagudayev, CEO of Iron Doors Arizona, knows his way around entryways. The owner of Iron Doors Arizona, LLC, for the past four years, Yagudayev has worked hard as the business has become the largest iron door company in the state with Arizona’s largest showroom, too. “At Iron Doors Arizona, we design... - Read More... Letter From The Publishers March 25, 2020 Our Valued Readers, We are always ‘working ahead’ in our world. Our newspapers are written, designed, printed and sent to the Post Office up to two weeks prior to you receiving it in your mailbox. With particularly fast-moving news like what is going on today with COVID-19, we are now pushing relevant, timely... - Read More... Deer Valley Unified School District Welcomes Two New Schools for 2020-2021 School Year With the current growth and development happening in the North Phoenix and Deer Valley area, the Deer Valley Unified School District is following suit — and adding two new schools to the District. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, residents in the neighborhood can looking forward to additional school choices. The Traditional Academy at Bellair This... - Read More... Spring Training is Up to Bat this Month By Molly Cerreta Smith One of the greatest times of the year to be a valley resident, in my opinion, is during Spring Training! The amazing weather, the array of beautiful stadiums and the amount of sheer baseball talent that flocks to the valley throughout February and March in the name of Spring Training all... - Read More... Building Peace of Mind: Luna Azul Opens in North Phoenix By Molly Cerreta Smith Phase One of Luna Azul Community opened in October of last year, but this beautiful utopian pocket neighborhood is one man’s dream 10 years in the making. Mark Roth, founder and project developer of Luna Azul, and his wife initially began dreaming of a future home for their daughter, who has... - Read More... Weight loss resolutions: Is it time to consider bariatric surgery? Every year, countless resolutions are made following the holidays to “lose that extra weight once and for all.” While there is no magic solution, there is a medical solution at Abrazo Health hospitals. In the United States, more than two-thirds of the population suffer from obesity, and the numbers continue to increase. When diet, exercise... - Read More... YAM Properties Acquires The Shops at Norterra By Molly Cerreta Smith Bob Parsons, Arizona billionaire businessman and GoDaddy founder, has recently added The Shops at Norterra to his ever-expanding portfolio of commercial real estate via his company YAM Properties. Parsons purchased the shopping, dining and entertainment district located at the I-17 and Happy Valley Road for $108 million…in cash. However, he was... - Read More... Bridgewater Assisted Living The Solution to Low-Income Senior Living By Molly Cerreta Smith Seniors make up a large part of the Phoenix residence demographic. However, many are finding themselves in a situation where they cannot afford the growing costs of healthcare and assisted living. Particularly after the recession hit in 2007, seniors in their mid-60s to 70s lost much of their 401Ks and their... - Read More...

CITY NEWS

West-MEC’s Campus Attains Certification as the First Zero Energy Education Facility in Arizona Arizona is increasingly becoming a more environmentally conscious state. In 2020, Arizona was ranked fourth in the nation for s May 31, 2021 Read More.. Community Centers Re-Open with COVID-19 Safety Measures The Phoenix City Council recently approved a plan for the tiered reopening of community centers, to resume the process for spec May 31, 2021 Read More.. Construction Set to Begin on a New Fry’s Marketplace and Fuel Center in Norterra Norterra area residents will have more grocery shopping and fuel options soon as construction is set to begin this summer on a May 31, 2021 Read More.. City Council Creates New Office of Accountability and Transparency The Phoenix City Council recently approved an ordinance establishing the new Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT). T May 31, 2021 Read More.. Deadline Extended for Arizona Travel ID The U.S. Department of Homeland Security just announced that it was extending the REAL ID full enforcement date from Oct. 1, 20 May 31, 2021 Read More.. Code:Red Heat Relief Effort In Need of Community Support This Summer Phoenix Rescue Mission is launching its 9th annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign to ensure the Valley’s homeless popul May 31, 2021 Read More.. Wildfire Season Is One More Reason for Drivers to Use Extra Care
Don’t let your vehicle be the cause of a wildfire this summer
As warm, dry weather settles into our state, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is urging drivers to use extra car May 30, 2021 Read More..
Maricopa County Fire Ban Now In Effect;
Campfires Banned at Lake Pleasant Regional Park
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department recently initiated its annual fire ban. “This season, the department i May 30, 2021 Read More..
Local Golfers Rejoice: PopStroke to Build Two New Valley Locations PopStroke Entertainment, co-owned by Tiger Woods and Greg Bartoli, recently announced two new Valley property agreements. Ag May 30, 2021 Read More.. Looking For Work? These Local Companies Are Hiring West Coast Plumbing & Air2222 W. Parkside Lane, Ste. 121, Phoenixwestcoastplumbingandair.com Hiring: AC Technician and A May 3, 2021 Read More.. Phoenix Small Business Hiring and Wages Show Pandemic Rebound Small company hiring in Phoenix moved into positive territory with March gains over February 2021, according to the Paychex IHS May 3, 2021 Read More.. Arizona Restaurant Week is Back May 21-30 The Arizona Restaurant Association is pleased to announce the return of Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) this spring. For 10 days May 3, 2021 Read More.. Mack Real Estate Group Acquires 224 Acres in Deer Valley Image Courtesy of the Arizona State Land Department An affiliate of Mack Real Estate Group, LLC (MREG) is set to acquire 224 May 3, 2021 Read More.. Mr Mesquite Taqueria To Open 19th Avenue and Happy Valley Location After signing the lease back in 2016, Mr Mesquite Taqueria will be officially opening their doors this summer on 19th Avenue an May 3, 2021 Read More.. Cox introduces new technology enabling customers with physical disabilities to control the Contour video guide with their eyes PHOENIX – Cox today unveiled new technology in Phoenix and Tucson that empowers people with disabilities to control thei April 1, 2021 Read More.. Arizona Balloon Classic Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary April 30-May 2 The Arizona Balloon Classic by Arizona Events Group will be hosting its 10th annual festival Friday, April 30 through Sunday, M April 1, 2021 Read More.. FTC Sends Nearly $50 Million in Refunds to University of Phoenix Students The Federal Trade Commission is sending payments totaling nearly $50 million to more than 147,000 University of Phoenix (UOP) s April 1, 2021 Read More.. The City of Phoenix Approves Funding to Make Streets Safer; A Roadway Safety Action Plan In The Works Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council have recently approved a new, multi-million-dollar investment to mak April 1, 2021 Read More.. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opens for 2021 Season Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, located at 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road in Glendale, just opened back up for the 2021 summer season. March 31, 2021 Read More.. Phoenix Hosting Virtual Budget Hearings in April for 2021-22 Budget By Jenna-Lee Neff Each year, the Phoenix City Charter requires the development and approval of a balanced budget and communi March 31, 2021 Read More.. Farewell and Thank You By Vice Mayor Thelda Williams,City of Phoenix Council District 1 Phoenix voters gave me the great honor to serve them as the March 31, 2021 Read More.. TSMC Begins Hiring for North Valley Plant By Jenna-Lee Neff Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun the hiring process, looking to fill a number o March 31, 2021 Read More.. “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” Event Takes In Used Car Seats Until April 16 NARPRO (Network of Auto Repair Professionals) is collecting old, expired, and damaged car seats that volunteers will take apart March 31, 2021 Read More.. Free Virtual Job Fair Offers Hundreds of Jobs Across Arizona UNMET Jobs, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), is hosting a virtual hiring event for both employers and March 31, 2021 Read More.. Phoenix Holocaust Association to Hold Virtual Yom HaShoah Commemoration The Phoenix Holocaust Association will hold its annual communitywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration to honor the memory of those who March 17, 2021 Read More.. EARLY GIVING FOR ARIZONA GIVES DAY BEGINS MARCH 16 Early giving begins March 16 for individuals wishing to make donations toward the ninth annual Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour sta March 16, 2021 Read More.. DrivingMBA Opens a West Valley Location to Help Locals Stay Safe on the Road By Amy Wolff For most teenagers, getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage and something they dream about for years. March 1, 2021 Read More.. Outlets at Anthem Commissions Student-Created Mural to Spread Love, Kindness For most people in the Valley, 2020 wasn’t exactly the year they hoped for. But as history has shown, adversity often leads t March 1, 2021 Read More.. A Deer Valley Teen Serves His Community and Becomes an Eagle Scout By Emma Wolff For most teenage boys, the COVID-19 pandemic was a great excuse to stay inside and play videogames all day. Bu March 1, 2021 Read More.. A Small Business Makes a Big Impact in Keeping the Community Clean By Jenna-Lee Neff A trip down any highway in Arizona makes one thing obvious: litter in the state is becoming a major elemen March 1, 2021 Read More..

REAL ESTATE & HOME

BUSINESS

Maricopa County #1; Greater Phoenix #2: Fastest U.S. Metro Growth in 2020 By Eric Jay Toll When the news gets out that Greater Phoenix is one of the top places in the nation to find a new job opport May 31, 2021 Read More.. Greater Phoenix Tops Nation in Small Business Wage Gains; Arizona Comes In Third By Eric Jay Toll Phoenix topped the nation with a 5.67 percent hourly wage hike, based on one-month annualized wage growth d May 31, 2021 Read More.. Greater Phoenix Adds Thousands of Jobs; Close to Pre-Pandemic Levels By Eric Jay Toll The Greater Phoenix metro area gained almost 10,000 jobs in March 2021 over February numbers in the Arizona May 31, 2021 Read More.. Arizona Tied for Top Spot in Nation for 2020 Personal Income Growth By Eric Jay Toll In February, Greater Phoenix gained 13,400 jobs over January 2021, putting the workforce within 3.6 percent May 3, 2021 Read More.. New Phoenix Small Business Toolbox Helps Connect Local Small Businesses to Much-Needed Resources Several city of Phoenix departments have resources for small businesses that can now be reached directly from the Small Busines April 1, 2021 Read More.. Four Changes of the 2020 Tax Season By Tom Wheelwright, CPA If you have more questions than usual regarding your taxes, you’re not alone. The effects of the c March 2, 2021 Read More.. Hiring Tips and Resources for a New Job in 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on almost every sector of the economy. Many Arizonans were laid off or furloughed. January 11, 2021 Read More.. 12 Ways to Support Local Small Businesses In The New Year The New Year can bring on new problems for small businesses. Why? Because consumers supported them during the holidays and give January 11, 2021 Read More.. Why You Need To Re-Vamp Your Website in 2021 By Janae Peterson, Vice President of BPetersonDesign It’s no secret that 2020 was a difficult year to say the least. We wa December 31, 2020 Read More.. The Benefits of Crafty Virtual Team Builders By Heidi Koffman and Emily Wottreng It’s pretty fair to say that 2020 is the year of national anxiety and depression—and December 1, 2020 Read More.. Hi, my name is... Tamra Wyman of Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical LLC Hi, my name is... Tamra Wyman My company & title is… Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical LLC A typical day in my life in September 26, 2020 Read More.. 6 Ways How to Support Your Favorite Local Business in a Time of Need It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling right now. The recent pandemic has virtually put the wor April 15, 2020 Read More.. Hi, my name is... Joe Pepp Hi, my name is... Joe Pepp My company and title is…. Extra Mile Painting Company, Owner A typical day in my life include April 10, 2020 Read More.. Hi, my name is... Darrell Peruch Hi, my name is... Darrell Peruch My company and title is.... A-Authentic Garage Door Service Co., President A typical day April 9, 2020 Read More.. Hi, our names are ... John and Trish Degraaf Hi, our names are ... John and Trish Degraaf Our company and titles are... Triton Cabinets, President and Vice President A April 9, 2020 Read More.. Hi, My Name Is... Lori Vraney Hi, my name is... Lori Vraney. My company & title is…. Families in Bloom LLC, I am a registered nurse, certified childb April 9, 2020 Read More.. companies currently hiring With unemployment skyrocketing nationally, many find themselves in the position of seeking new or additional employment. Here ar March 27, 2020 Read More.. 2019 TAX YEAR... KNOW BEFORE YOU FILE By William Spar, ARP As early as it is into 2020, people are already thinking about tax time - and with good reason, as April February 1, 2020 Read More.. The Power of Networking By Molly Cerreta Smith Networking is one of the most beneficial ways to take any business to the next level or for new busine January 31, 2020 Read More.. Phoenix Ranks Among Top 10 on Inc.’s 2020 Surge City list Phoenix has made it into the top 10 on Inc.’s 2020 Surge City list. Phoenix climbed two slots into the top 10 on the Inc. 2020 January 2, 2020 Read More.. Washington Federal Transforms into WaFd Bank Arizona By Alison Bailin Batz Washington Federal is one of the nation’s strongest banks. Within Arizona, it boasts $1.4 billion in December 3, 2019 Read More.. Hiring The Wrong People? Maybe You’re Asking Them The Wrong Questions A company’s intention in a job interview is to find the person who best fits a particular position. But recent research has s October 4, 2019 Read More.. Looking Up Going Into The Summer Months By Chris Keeley Phoenix Commercial Brokers Commercial real estate in the Deer Valley Airpark has been on fire over the last May 31, 2019 Read More.. Treasure your time together By Chris Keeley Phoenix Commercial Brokers My daughters Grandpa (Papa) died today. He had a long wonderful life and nothing May 1, 2019 Read More.. That ‘Aha!’ Moment: Ways Entrepreneurs Find Inspiration Entrepreneurship starts with an idea. One of the challenges once the business gets off the ground, though, is coming up with mo April 1, 2019 Read More.. Meet Investment advisor Vincent Esparza CFP, CLU, NSSA Vincent is an Investment Adviser Representative with American Portfolios Advisors, Inc. and SEC Registered Investment Advisor s April 1, 2019 Read More.. Deer Valley Airpark Shows Steady Growth By Chris Keeley Phoenix Commercial Brokers The Deer Valley Airpark commercial real estate market continues to flourish. Her February 28, 2019 Read More.. Why Are Some Women Entrepreneurs More Successful than Others? By Cindy Gordon According to an American Express study, female entrepreneurship grew by 114 percent between 1997 and 2017. I February 28, 2019 Read More.. ARP Tax Pro Answers Your Questions By ARP Tax Pro Q. When can I file my return? A. What this is really asking is, “When will the IRS start accepting returns January 31, 2019 Read More.. Esparza Achieves NSSA Advisors Certificate Esparza Achieves NSSA Advisors Certificate Certified Financial Planner Qualified to Help Retirees Select Best Time to Access January 1, 2019 Read More..

FAMILY AND EDUCATION

Get Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond by Joining the DVUSD Big Kid Book Club If you’re a parent or caregiver for a child between the ages of 3 and 5, the Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) invites your child to join the Big Kid Book Club. “Let us help your child cultivate a love for reading and get ready for kinder May 31, 2021 Read More... DVUSD Provides Curbside Meals Through June This summer, Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) will provide free curbside meals to local children through July 1. Some highlights of the program include:• Meal pick up is Tuesday and Thursday only. On Tuesdays, children can pick up breakfas May 31, 2021 Read More... The Traditional Academy at Bellair Accelerates Learning, Even During Challenging Pandemic Year While many schools across the state and country remain concerned about kids falling behind during the pandemic, one Deer Valley school is doing so well that its students have moved up to the next grade level. “Even with all of the challenges of openi May 31, 2021 Read More... Tails and Tales: Maricopa County Reads Continues the Summer Reading Program Maricopa County Reads’ Summer Reading Program is a beloved tradition for many local families. Through August 1, children, teens and adults can read for enjoyment, earn prizes and avoid summer learning loss. Simply go to maricopacountyreads.org and click May 31, 2021 Read More... Indoor Museums for Cool Summer Fun Five hot spots for educational activities for the whole family By Jill FrierPhotos Courtesy of Featured Museums With the summer heat in full effect , it’s a great time to find fun and educational activities for kids to do indoors during summer bre May 31, 2021 Read More... DVUSD Alumni Creates International STEM Program for Teens By Emma Wolff For most teenagers, high school does not include connecting with people from all over the United States to start an international science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program for other students. But, for Tina Sindwani, May 5, 2021 Read More... Summer Water Safety: Stay cool and safe with these helpful tips By Jill Frier Summer is fast approaching and, unfortunately for the Valley of the Sun, so is accidental drowning season. City resources, state agencies, and first responders come out in droves this time of year cautioning parents to “Watch Your Kids May 3, 2021 Read More... Deer Valley Recognizes Teachers and Rookies of the Year The DVUSD Governing Board recently recognized the 2019-20 Deer Valley Education Foundation (DVEF) Teachers and Rookies of the Year. Each year, DVEF holds an extensive nomination, application, and interview process to identify the Teachers of the Year. The May 3, 2021 Read More... Naturopathic Support for Seasonal Allergies By Dr. Jenna Dye,Naturopathic Physician It is that time of year again. The Arizona weather is amazing. The trees and flowers are blooming, and the pollen is circulating in the air. For some of us, this change of weather brings on the sneezes, sniffles, May 3, 2021 Read More... Community Members Needed to Help Support Parents By Emily Singleton It takes a village to raise a child, but most of us don’t even know our next door neighbors—much less have any idea how to be a part of supporting them in raising their family. Home visitation programs in the Parent Partners Plus May 3, 2021 Read More... How to Avoid Back Pain When Working from Home By Dr. Tom Padilla One year after thousands of people moved to at-home workstations, back pain is on the rise. Already worth $100 billion a year, the back pain industry continues to grow. One cause may be your at-home office setup. If you’re struggli April 1, 2021 Read More... Camp Hubbard To Offer Activity-Filled Summer Day Camp at Three Valley Locations By Lila Baltman If you want your child to stay active, social, and “unplugged” this summer, Camp Hubbard is the perfect summer day camp option. Operating since 1998, this top-notch, co-ed sports camp is designed for ages 4.5 to 14. Kids have a grea April 1, 2021 Read More... How to Find the Right Summer Camp for Your Kid By Jill “Mamabug” Frier The summer months are coming soon and local parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy or provide weekly childcare while they are out of school. One solution many parents take advantage of is summer camp. Here are March 31, 2021 Read More... Childhelp Hosts 14th Annual Wings Fashion Show in Virtual Format April 15 Childhelp will virtually host its 14th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show on Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support the lifesaving services provided to abused and neglected children in Arizona through the Childhelp Children’s March 31, 2021 Read More... DVUSD Recognizes Teachers and Rookies of the Year The DVUSD Governing Board recently began recognizing the 2019-20 Teachers and Rookies of the Year and will honor additional teachers during future Board Meetings. Deer Valley Education Foundation (DVEF) Board President Charly Filipek presented the honoree March 1, 2021 Read More... Arizona Funds Day Programs and Transportation for Adults with Disabilities By Jodi Dougan,CEO of Ascend Academy of Arizona Did you know there is state funding for disabled individuals after high school to continue a productive daily program? To qualify for the state reimbursement, your loved one must meet the following cri March 1, 2021 Read More... Helping Students Thrive During Trying Times
Leadership Society of Arizona
offers a summer program for today’s tweens and teens
By Michelle Talsma Everson Seventh through twelfth grades are years of big changes where young students go from tweens learning to juggle multiple classes to seniors making decisions on what to do post-graduation. During these formative years, while le February 28, 2021 Read More...
Take a Look at the DVUSD Special Report to the Community By Dr. Finch Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) has been on a run of winning awards these past couple of years. Our laser focus on our community and staff-driven Strategic Plan has successfully propelled the district in the same direction for February 8, 2021 Read More... Arizona History: A Rootin’ Tootin’ Legend of the West By Jill “MamaBug” Frier On Valentine’s Day, Arizona will celebrate its 109th birthday. It took 49 years for Arizona to become a state from the time it was first declared a territory, but the 48th state finally was admitted to the Union on Februar February 1, 2021 Read More... Aging workforce, technical skills shortage and the importance of CTE By Greg Donovan, Superintendent at Western Maricopa Education Center America is dealing with an unprecedented shortage of skilled labor. The Department of Labor reports that while there are 7.6 million unfilled jobs, only 6.5 million people were lookin January 11, 2021 Read More... Wild Animal Rescue In Arizona By Jill “MamaBug” Frier One of the many reasons we love living in the Sonoran Desert is that it is home to an abundance of wildlife. Coyotes and their kits roam freely across the desert behind our home, while hawks, owls, and falcons soar above the December 31, 2020 Read More... Three DVUSD Schools named A+ Schools of Excellence The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) recently announced the 2020 A+ Schools of Excellence, recognizing educational excellence at three Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) schools. The A+ program provides schools with a comprehensive plan and e December 31, 2020 Read More... The Free January 16 Itty Bitty Open Introduces The Littlest of Golfers to the Sport In its thirty third year, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) will host the 2021 Itty Bitty Open on January 16 at numerous Valley-wide locations. Open to all kids age 3-5 years old, the free event offers three clinic times per location starting December 31, 2020 Read More... Great Wolf Lodge The Annual Snowland Celebration Offers Frosty Fun for the Whole Family Great Wolf Lodge celebrates the most festive time of year with its annual Snowland celebration taking place now through January 3, 2021. As part of its Paw Pledge, Great Wolf Lodge November 30, 2020 Read More... Find a Winter Wonderland…In Arizona! By Jill “MamaBug” Frier When you live in the Valley of the Sun you don’t usually give much thought to snow and ice, even on the coldest winter days. We love our sunny, warm weather here in the desert and cherish our temperate winters. But for peo November 30, 2020 Read More... Local Radio Show Host Rich Berra Releases Holiday Books for Kids You hear him every weekday morning on 104.7 KISS FM’s Johnjay and Rich Show, but radio host Rich Berra is also the author of two wildly popular holiday children’s books. The Tale of Christmas Steve, released in 2017, and its sequel Christmas Steve Mee November 30, 2020 Read More... Class Presidents Share Their Experiences as BGHS Bulldogs Yahir Lopez, Senior Class President,Barry Goldwater High SchoolAs a class of 2021 future graduate, I am glad to say I am graduating as a Barry Goldwater Bulldog. Ever since kindergarten, I knew Barry Goldwater was my designated high school and couldn’t November 30, 2020 Read More... Examining the Past to Make Better Decisions in the Present By Lynn Palacios, Instructional Coach, Barry Goldwater High School For many of us, high school history classes involved memorizing names and dates, regurgitating them on a test, replacing them in our brains with new names and dates, and repeating th November 1, 2020 Read More... COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Holiday Celebrations Information Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Thanksgiving and the holidays are a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. S November 1, 2020 Read More... Celebrate the Holidays Arizona-Style By Jill “MamaBug” Frier It is the season for the wonders and magic of the holidays. Arizona brings its own special flavor to the holidays, with western scenes, cowboy Christmas celebrations, stunning luminaria displays, and unforgettable desert magi November 1, 2020 Read More...

COMMUNITY

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

Must-Watch Streaming Movies & Shows Disney+LokiThe Loki from 2012 has escaped from the Avengers after the events of Endgame. But now he faces a new problem: he is May 31, 2021 Read More.. Summer of Sanctuary World-class dining, wellness and restoration meet at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa When the kids are away May 31, 2021 Read More.. Must-Watch Streaming Movies & Shows Netflix OxygenImagine waking up trapped in a container and watching your oxygen supply slowly dissipate. That’s the exact May 3, 2021 Read More.. Treat Yourself to a Colorful Summer Getaway at Hotel Valley Ho An Iconic Hideaway in Old Town Scottsdale Enjoy a welcoming stay this summer at Hotel Valley Ho. Pop the bubbly because this May 3, 2021 Read More.. Must-Watch Streaming Movies & Shows NetflixDad Stop Embarrassing MeJamie Foxx returns to television (well, streaming TV) in a new series inspired by his relationsh March 31, 2021 Read More.. The Wigwam: Enjoy historic charm & modern amenities at this West Valley resort The Wigwam, Arizona’s award-winning 440-acre resort, couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Situated March 31, 2021 Read More.. Easter Brunch At Sanctuary Resort On Sunday, April 4, elements at Sanctuary On Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa will delight guests with a chee March 16, 2021 Read More.. Must Watch March 2021 Yes Day: Allison and Carlos are always saying no to their kids, but still want to show that they still care. So, they make an a March 2, 2021 Read More.. The Good, the bad and the downright ugly The films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival - soon to be on a screen near you? Censor: Censor reminded me a lot of the February 28, 2021 Read More.. Awaken a New Sense of Spirit at CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa Nestled just outside of Scottsdale, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a playground of wellbeing. A destination wellness resor February 28, 2021 Read More.. Must-Watch Streaming Movies & Shows NetflixMalcolm & MarieThis film starts out focusing on a couple taking time out to spend some alone time together after a s February 1, 2021 Read More.. A Boutique Escape in Paradise Valley Mountain Shadows offers artful design and dramatic views Mountain Shadows resort set the benchmark for desert luxury and dis February 1, 2021 Read More.. Must-Watch Streaming Movies & Shows Netflix Pieces of a WomanThis is a tragic tale that will be a tough watch for some. The life of a woman is shattered after a December 31, 2020 Read More.. Uptown Phoenix’s First Boutique Hotel: ARRIVE Phoenix is Handcrafted by Locals Photos by Kristin Teig Now open, and featuring high-tech safety protocols, ARRIVE Phoenix invites visitors and locals alike December 31, 2020 Read More.. Must-Watch Streaming Movies & Shows NetflixThe Christmas Chronicles 2A follow up to the 2018 film, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus return when a new threat against the November 30, 2020 Read More.. 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