Scottsdale North News2020-04-17T18:25:38-07:00

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... Inspiring Design JSF Design’s latest venture, JSF Homes, celebrates the essence of living well By Michelle Talsma Everson
Photos by Kimberly Carrillo
Well-known interior designer Jeffrey Florentine was born into the profession that he loves. He grew up flipping homes—living in resorts and experiencing the home renovation industry from the inside out. Through hard work and an impressive career,... - Read More...
Moxi Medical Associates Helping Scottsdale North patients to live their very best lives By Michelle Talsma Everson
Photos by Kelsey Miller
The definition of “moxie” is a “force of character, determination, or nerve” – it’s a word that inspires thoughts of power and grit. That’s exactly what Jennifer Muff, ARNP, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, thought of when she created... - Read More...
It’s Fun to Feel Good! Pickleball Passion Inspires Jigsaw Health to Launch Specialized Product By Amy Wolff
Photos by Kimberly Carrillo
From music parodies about clean hands to dancing lobsters, pickleball songs and epic Braveheart spoofs, Jigsaw Health is not your average nutrition supplement company. “I bet we are the only dietary supplement company in the world that has a full-time sound engineer... - Read More...
Building Better Golfers Through Balance FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center can help you improve your golf game By Michelle Talsma Everson Because of its outdoor location and the ability for players to physically distance themselves from one another, the already popular game of golf has experienced an upswing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, a University of Arizona study found that... - Read More... Cornelis Hollander Jewelry Designs This family-owned business is still shining bright after 36 years If you’re considering purchasing an engagement ring—or any type of jewelry—this holiday season, stop by Cornelis Hollander Jewelry Designs to take a peek at their impressive, customized collection. Established in 1984, Cornelis Hollander Jewelry Designs is located in the heart of the Scottsdale Art District... - Read More... The Benefits of Buying Local Drop the big box and support your favorite small businesses this holiday season November 28 is National Small Business Saturday. The purpose of this annual occasion is to raise awareness and encourage everyone to shop small and patronize businesses that are locally owned. After all, according to statistics, for every $100 spent at a locally... - Read More... The Boozy Breakfast - The Place to go on High Street for Breakfast, Brunch & Booze By Michelle Talsma Everson If you’re looking for a local place with delicious drinks, superb food, and a great vibe, look no further than The Boozy Breakfast, located on High Street. “A proper breakfast/brunch eatery on High Street has been one of the most frequent requests over the past several years,” says Charles Ferguson, senior vice... - Read More... Make a Splash! Goldfish Swim School – North Scottsdale Opens its Doors By Michelle Talsma Everson When you talk to Sherry Scott about her new venture, Goldfish Swim School – North Scottsdale, you can hear the excitement in her voice. The state-of-the-art swimming facility dedicated to teaching children as young as four months to swim just opened its doors at the Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center (7000 E.... - Read More... Educating the Whole Child Scottsdale Christian Academy offers a Quality Education with a Christian Worldview By Michelle Talsma Everson “Parents shouldn’t have to choose between a quality Christian education and a quality academic education; the two are not mutually exclusive,” says Dr. Brent M. Hodges, superintendent of Scottsdale Christian Academy (SCA). Dr. Hodges explains that generations of local families have... - 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... Affinity Wealth Advisory Group: How to Handle Market Volatility By Renee A. Hanson, Private Wealth Advisor, Affinity Wealth Advisory Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC The exhilarating anticipation of ticking up the roller coaster is quickly followed by the screams of the downward spiral to its eventual stop. We know the ride, yet we will stay the course because... - 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... Spring is Festival Season in Scottsdale Spring in Scottsdale in my favorite time of year. Can you argue? The weather is amazing, and there is so much to do. March begins what I like to call “festival season” — with a fantastic festival focused on food, wine, beer, art, food, fashion, food, music, food… okay, sensing a pattern here? Though... - Read More... Rio Verde Country Club: The Best Kept secret in the North Valley By Molly Cerreta Smith Rio Verde Country Club, nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains and abutting the Tonto National Forest, is a hidden golfer’s paradise that is world’s away, yet just minutes from Scottsdale North. Recently the Rio Verde Country Club completed a $3.75 million renovation that included a refresh and upgrade of the... - Read More... Arizona Fine Art Expo Returns to Scottsdale Come January 10, a dedicated parcel of desert in North Scottsdale will become a temporary arts community for the following 10 weeks as the Arizona Fine Art Expo returns to the valley. Renowned artists from across the globe will set up their studios and create original pieces of fine art in what has come... - Read More... Scottsdale North: Connecting Forgotten Territory By Scott Gaertner Scottsdale North is one of the most beautiful areas of the valley, in my opinion, and yet the neighborhood seems to be “forgotten territory” and disconnected from the rest of the valley and even according to Google Maps! The app actually shows the area of Scottsdale North ending 17 miles south of... - Read More... Why Hello! Modern Home: Retail Therapy at its Finest By Molly Cerreta Smith Tucked into the open-air shopping center of The Summit at Scottsdale on Ashler Hills Drive and Scottsdale Road, Why Hello Modern Home offers shoppers a relaxing and inviting environment in which to enjoy the shopping experience, not stress about it! Opened just over a year ago in October 2018, Why Hello... - Read More... Foothills Community Foundation Connecting the Local Community Through Arts, Entertainment and More By Molly Cerreta Smith The Foothills Community Foundation, located at 34250 North 60th Street in North Scottsdale, serves as the non-profit 501c3 umbrella for a handful of separate organizations they work with and help develop as independent community programs. “We are simply the guiding force,” says Jennifer Rosvall,... - Read More...

CITY NEWS

Maureen Bauer and Roger Curtis earn the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ Designation from Age Safe® America Maureen Bauer and Roger Curtis, of Mobility Plus North Scottsdale, are now part of a select group of professionals nationwide t May 31, 2021 Read More.. Desert Foothills Theater’s Summer Camps Still Have Spots Open for Local Kids Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) recently announced enrollment for summer camp sessions to be held at The Holland Center, located May 31, 2021 Read More.. CCUSD Announces Two New Principals for 2021-2022 School Year Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) recently announced two new principals for Lone Mountain and Desert Willow Elementary May 31, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale Memorial For the Fallen Taking Shape By Kelly Corsette Residents of Scottsdale and the nearby Native American communities have served with distinction in the Uni May 31, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale Residents and Businesses Will Not Be Affected by Anticipated Colorado River Cuts By Valerie Schneider The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and Arizona Department of Water Resources recently announced an antic May 31, 2021 Read More.. Enjoy a Space-themed Epic Adventure at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Three, two, one… blast off! Enjoy an epic family trip around the galaxy during Outta This World Summer at the Princess. Guest May 31, 2021 Read More.. Enjoy Summer at Scottsdale Quarter
Fitness classes, Friday events, a kitten pop-up shop, and more!
Summer is officially here and Scottsdale Quarter has several activities and events to enjoy with friends and family. This month May 31, 2021 Read More..
Subaru Presents Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld Subaru Presents Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld returns for an 8th spectacular year, Sun., July 4, from 5-10 p. 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..
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.. Cactus Shadows HS Announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Top Ten Percent of Class of 2021 Cactus Shadows High School, located in the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), has announced their Class of 2021 Valedi May 5, 2021 Read More.. Looking For Work? These Local Companies Are Hiring Comfort Keepers6424 E. Greenway Pkwy., Ste. 128, Scottsdaleck527.hyrell.com Hiring: Non-Medical In-Home CaregiverPosition Ty May 3, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $25 Million By Holly Walter The city of Scottsdale has taken advantage of low interest rates and the city’s excellent bond ratings to May 3, 2021 Read More.. Upscale Singers Continue to Make Music and Serve the Community Through COVID-19 By Emma Wolff Though there was a global pandemic, 2020 was a big year in the music industry: Taylor swift won the most Ameri May 3, 2021 Read More.. Newcomers Club of Scottsdale Continues to Welcome New Local Residents By Ethan Kispert New to Scottsdale and looking for some fun things to do? Want to meet new people? Explore the area? Then th May 3, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale North’s Friends of the Scenic Drive are in Need of Community Support By Ethan Kispert The Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA), more commonly known as Friends of the Scenic Drive, aims to k May 3, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale Honors Veterans Across the State With a New Video and Podcast Series Hundreds of thousands of veterans call Scottsdale and other Arizona communities home - but many do so with little attention or May 3, 2021 Read More.. Help Scottsdale’s Most Vulnerable Residents Beat the Heat This Summer By Ethan Kispert Every summer, the City of Scottsdale brings relief to low income, homebound and isolated seniors through it May 3, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale Fitness Expert Makes a Big Splash with
All-New Water Exercise Book
By Lila Baltman Jodi Books-Stokes is no newcomer to the Scottsdale fitness scene. For many years, this dynamic Scottsdale na 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.. Experience the Power of Music at the Musical Instrument Museum The Musical Instrument Museum’s motto is that “music is the language of the soul.” Also known as MIM, the North Valley 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.. Scottsdale Considering Ordinance to Promote Equality and Prohibit Discrimination The Scottsdale City Council will consider adopting an anti-discrimination ordinance as recommended by the city’s Human Relati March 31, 2021 Read More.. Things are Buzzing at Desert Ridge Marketplace this April In Arizona, March showers bring April flowers, and Desert Ridge Marketplace is celebrating the spring season with colorful art March 31, 2021 Read More.. Scottsdale Quarter Welcomes Exciting New Tenants This Spring
Scottsdale Quarter is adding several more stores to its ever-expanding lineup of tenants
“We continue to see strong demand for space as it comes available,” says Richard Hunt, General Manager at Scottsdale Quarte March 31, 2021 Read More..
Spirit of Scottsdale Award Winners Showcase Community Soul The Spirit of Scottsdale awards, sponsored by the city’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission, recognize people and places that e March 31, 2021 Read More.. Desert Foothills Library’s Popular Charity Golf Tournament Now Accepting Registration and Sponsorships By Emma Wolff People from all over the nation travel to Arizona to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, sunny skies and the b March 31, 2021 Read More.. Jeff Walther Named Scottsdale Police Chief Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has named Jeff Walther as Scottsdale police chief. Walther, a former Scottsdale assistant March 31, 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.. 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.. Hello My Name Is Jennifer Muff of Moxi Medical Associates Hi, my name is: Jennifer Muff My company & title is: Moxi Medical Associates, owner and nurse practitioner A typical February 5, 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.. Out With the Old, In With the New By Libby Banks with the Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC As we start the New Year, I want to talk about older methods of esta 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.. New Resources Available to Support Small Businesses, Business Recruitment and the Hospitality Industry Arizona’s small businesses and hospitality sector have been especially hard hit by the pandemic, with thousands of jobs lost November 30, 2020 Read More.. Remote Work Tips From a Local CEO North Scottsdale based Shandee Chernow founded CertiStar in 2017. I launched CertiStar a little over two years ago and curren May 12, 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... Layne Kizler Hi, my name is... Layne Kizler My company and title is…. AZ Dog Sports, operating partner A typical day in my life inclu April 9, 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.. 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.. 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.. BUSINESS PROS CONNECT: YOUR FREE LOCAL NETWORKING GROUP We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know.” This rings most true in the business world. October 4, 2019 Read More.. ZILLOW GROUP CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ZILLOW OFFERS and OPENS it’s SOUTHWEST HUB IN Scottsdale Most of you are already familiar with the Zillow Group, which houses one of the largest portfolios of real estate brands on mob May 31, 2019 Read More.. Renee A. Hanson Honored As Top Best-In-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine Renee A. Hanson, CFP®, ChFC®, CEP®, CDFATM, CFS®, BFA®, APMA®, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Phoe April 1, 2019 Read More.. 2019 Study Ranks Scottsdale the Best City for Jobs in U.S. The City of Scottsdale has been named by WalletHub as the best city in the U.S. to find a job. The 2019 study cites 30 key indi February 1, 2019 Read More.. Three Tips For Leading A Successful Entrepreneurial Life The life of an entrepreneur – or at least the idea behind that life – can seem enticing to just about everyone. You lau January 1, 2019 Read More.. Profile On Local Entrepreneur: Dave Karsten My company & title is… Along with my wife Cheryl, we are the owners of Karsten’s Ace Hardware with four valley location January 1, 2019 Read More.. Scottsdale North Small Business Saturday By Scott Gaertner Lifestyle Contributor It’s the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in su November 1, 2018 Read More.. Profile On Local Entrepreneur: Lori Harlig My company & title is…Amici Catering & Events. I am the CEO/Chief Event Officer (and co-owner). A typical day in my l October 1, 2018 Read More.. Profile On Local Business: Scott Gaertner My company & title is… Scott Gaertner Group A typical day in my life includes… At 5 a.m. I begin planning the day with August 30, 2018 Read More.. TOP 10 REASONS TO HIRE A PROPERTY MANAGER   1 Credit and back ground checks. Believe it or not, sometimes people and not honest with their past. One must be like a April 10, 2018 Read More.. Tips For Planning Your Employee Holiday Party Thanksgiving is just ahead of us and many employers are already stressing and focusing on end-of-year holiday parties for their November 1, 2018 Read More..

FAMILY AND EDUCATION

Digestive Health and Naturopathic Medicine By Dr. Jenna Dye,Naturopathic Physician In naturopathic medicine, digestive support is a primary focus. Our digestive system is our body’s main connection to the outside world and what we put in it can affect our overall health. Digestion is key to n 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... U.S. Space Force Selects Shadow Mountain High’s AFJROTC for Inaugural Program
Local high school is one of only 10 nationwide for the first-of-its-kind partnership
Shadow Mountain High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) unit is one of only 10 high school programs across the country to be selected as the inaugural cohort of high school Space Force JROTC (SFJROTC) detachments. “W 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... Congratulations to the Cactus Shadows Class of 2021! By Cort Monroe, Ed.D., CCUSD Superintendent I would like to congratulate the class of 2021 on their high school graduation. This current senior class is like no other and I commend each one of them for their grit, resiliency and perseverance. What is t May 3, 2021 Read More... Scottsdale’s Adaptive Services Adjusts Programs to Accommodate People With Disabilities By Jan Horne The pandemic has upended many of our lives. But none more so than people with disabilities and their caretakers. The city’s Adaptive Services staff worked fast and furious to devise alternatives when the lockdown forced in-person prog May 3, 2021 Read More... CCUSD Announces District Directors for Upcoming School Year Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) is pleased to announce the Director of Academic Services, Director of Secondary Student Services, and Director of Exceptional Services for the 2021-2022 school year. The director positions were approved by the CC May 3, 2021 Read More... Picking Your Executor or Trustee By Libby Banks, The Law Office of Libby Banks At some point your estate will be managed by someone other than you, either because you are incapacitated and can’t manage your own affairs, or upon your death. When you establish a Revocable Living Trust May 3, 2021 Read More... Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with Photographs, Music, and Storytelling By Jennifer Clancy Today nearly six million Americans live with dementia, and 95% of them are cared for at home by a family member. It’s a challenging, sometimes overwhelming, and often heartbreaking experience watching a loved one struggle to do thi May 3, 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... 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... Pets, Trust and Estate Planning By Libby Banks, The Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC Those of us with pets consider them family members. And like the rest of the family, we want to make sure they are taken care of when we can no longer do the job. The wealthy sometimes go to the extre March 31, 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... CCUSD Announces Two New Executive Directors At a recent meeting, the Cave Creek Unified School (CCUSD) District Governing Board approved the hiring of an Executive Director of Elementary Leadership and an Executive Director of Secondary Leadership. Executive Director of Elementary Leadership 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... Pony Express @ Appaloosa Allows a Safe, Innovative In-Person Experience By Emma WolffPhoto Courtesy of Scottsdale Public Library Public libraries are a service that brings educational tools, resources and activities to many local families. However, due to COVID-19, most local libraries temporarily suspended in-person servi March 31, 2021 Read More... An Answer to a Commonly Asked Tax Bill Question from CCUSD By Cort Monroe, Ed.D., CCUSD Superintendent Starting this past January, as the new superintendent in the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), this question has been posed to me: Why Does “ADDL EDUC AID – CAVE CREEK” show on my tax bill and March 31, 2021 Read More... A New Local Charity Hits the Ice in Support of Underserved Communities By Ethan A. Kispert Scottsdale teen Alena Kremer, a high school senior and award-winning figure skater, has started SkateUP, a nonprofit aimed at reducing inequality and promoting diversity in competitive figure skating. As figure skaters progress t March 1, 2021 Read More... The “Why” Behind Budget Reductions for Cave Creek Unified School District By Cort Monroe, Ed.D.,CCUSD Superintendent The Cave Creek Unified School District is keenly aware of the challenges faced across America in 2020 resulting from COVID-19. Many sectors of the economy have suffered because of closures, quarantines, and th February 28, 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...
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... 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... 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... Dr. Burdick to Retire from CCUSD After 47 years in education, Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) superintendent, Dr. Debbi Burdick, will be retiring on December 31. Dr. Burdick has held the position of CCUSD superintendent since 2008 and came to the district in 2004 as associate December 1, 2020 Read More... We Need a Little Christmas at The Princess Rekindle the joy and tradition of 11 years of “Christmas at the Princess” at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The iconic AAA Five Diamond resort becomes the most festive place this side of the North Pole during its annual Christmas at the Princess December 1, 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... Black Mountain Elementary School named an A+ School of Excellence Black Mountain Elementary School (BMES), located in the Cave Creek Unified School District, has been named one of 44 Arizona public schools receiving the coveted A+ School of Excellence Award by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). “The A+ School 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.. FRANCINE Restaurant Unveils New Dishes Using Award Winning MillPress Imports Olive Oil FRANCINE, the highly acclaimed French-inspired Mediterranean cuisine restaurant in the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square February 7, 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.. Eat Clean Phx Helps Locals to Eat Better While Giving Back It is now more important than ever to live a healthy lifestyle. With everyone having to make changes in their lives, it can be December 31, 2020 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.. The Ultimate Charcoal Grill Shopping Guide By BBQ Island If you are planning to purchase a charcoal grill for the first time, it is important to consider certain facto December 1, 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.. World of Illumination A bright idea in entertainment In a brave new world, where the height of entertainment is seeing what recently dropped on Ne November 30, 2020 Read More.. 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