The Scottsdale Standard2020-04-17T18:28:35-07:00

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... The Doctors of Physical Therapy Helping patients to live their best lives today By Michelle Talsma Everson
Photos by Kimberly Carrillo
A lot of people have heard about physical therapy, but oftentimes, there’s still a mystique around what it actually is—especially for those who have never been treated by a physical therapist. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, a quality physical... - Read More...
Let’s Build Something Together, Experience luxury service with Capstone Windows & Doors By Michelle Talsma Everson Purchasing new windows for your home can feel like a necessary evil, but Capstone Windows & Doors aims to offer customers a game changing experience that makes the window buying process pain free and enjoyable. Greg Johnson, owner of Capstone Windows & Doors, works alongside his son Adam Johnson and their business... - 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...
Welcome to the Future of Health and Medicine Cannafyl CEO Ed Chaney shares his personal journey and the benefits of CBD during these unprecedented times Photos by Kimberly Carrillo This month marks a year since the start of unparalleled changes in everyday life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, CBD has become an increasingly popular choice for those looking for solutions to... - 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...
New Year, New You Considering cosmetic surgery? Estetica Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery offers experienced, quality care with a personalized touch By Michelle Talsma Everson The decision to have cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is an extremely personal one filled with research, planning, bravery, and beautiful results. One local cosmetic surgeon who is highly qualified and understands all that goes into each... - 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... 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... Doggone Good! Dogtopia of Paradise Valley Village helps four-legged family members to live their very best lives By Michelle Talsma Everson Whether you’re returning to the office and you need a place for your furry family member to go to for help with separation anxiety, or you’re working from home and you need a little space from your active pup, Dogtopia of Paradise Valley Village has you covered. Family-owned and operated, the... - Read More... The J is Here for Our Community Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow By Erika Farr As soon as you walk into the Martin Pear JCC (The J), located on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (12701 N. Scottsdale Road), it is clear that serving their members and the greater Scottsdale community is at the heart of everything they do. From the smiling faces at the membership desk... - 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. This month, the state-of-the-art swimming facility dedicated to teaching children as young as four months to swim, opens its doors at the Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center (7000... - Read More... The Covenant Becomes PV Pie & Wine By Michelle Talsma Everson During the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, instead of just closing up shop and waiting for the go-ahead to open up again, the team at The Covenant decided to switch gears and transition to a new restaurant concept: PV Pie & Wine. “We knew we wanted to adapt with the needs of the community,”... - 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... 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... 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... Washington Federal Transforms into WaFd Bank Arizona By Alison Bailin Batz Washington Federal is one of the nation’s strongest banks. It is a full-service national banking institution that focuses on personal banking as well as business banking, commercial and equipment financing, and retail home loan and commercial real estate financing. In fact, it is one of the areas few ‘portfolio’ lenders when... - Read More... In Da Club(house): Clubhouse at Maya Debuts in Scottsdale By Alison Bailin Batz Imagine the world’s greatest backyard party, and then combine it with concessions, beer-infused cocktails, football games and theme parties. Now, imagine it 10 times bigger and better that. And now, you are approaching the OMG-factor of Clubhouse at Maya. Now open in the heart of the Entertainment District in Old Town Scottsdale, the 14,000-square-foot,... - Read More... Kierland Commons Welcomes Three New & Exciting Tenants Kierland Commons is thrilled to welcome three new stores to its ever-expanding lineup of tenants in 2019/2020: Frost A Gelato Shoppe, Aveda and Evereve. All three tenants will open on Main Street between Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Frost A Gelato Shoppe
Cancel the trip to Italy and visit Frost to sample the finest... - Read More...

CITY NEWS

Etta to open at Scottsdale Quarter this Fall Photo Courtesy of etta Etta, a neighborhood-style restaurant known for its wood-fired dishes and led by two-time Michelin-st May 31, 2021 Read More.. Local Donut Shop Partnered with Vans to Spread Sweet Joy Self-proclaimed Chief Donut Officer and local baked goods chef Alex McEntire opened Chin Up Donuts in November 2020 with a miss May 31, 2021 Read More.. New Playground Debuts in Jackrabbit Park Located at 60th Street and Paradise Lane (6002 E. Paradise Lane), Jackrabbit Park is comprised of 17 acres. The basin-style par 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.. Great nurses prove compassion is just the right Rx  By Lin Sue Cooney  When nurse Gina Day showed up at Golden Heritage Assisted Living in Scottsdale to care for Joan Cu May 5, 2021 Read More.. Newly Released Documentary About Brave Teens Stars Horizon HS Student In 2018, twelve blind teenagers who grew up in the desert heat, void of an ocean, defied all odds and learned how to sail at a May 5, 2021 Read More.. Spring Concert Series Kicks Off at Kierland Commons By Emma Wolff The month of May brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, and music at Kierland Commons. Kierland Commons, loc 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 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..
LGO Hospitality Announces New Buck &Rider Restaurant in North Scottsdale The team at LGO Hospitality is excited to announce that its popular Buck &Rider restaurant is coming to North Scottsdale at 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.. 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 April 1, 2021 Read More.. Two Local Businesses Set the Standard for Sustainability By Ethan Kispert For roughly 20 years, Liquidity Services’ Scottsdale office served as the main hub for employees througho April 1, 2021 Read More.. PVUSD Volunteers Partner with ASU Lodestar Center to Improve Service to Students By Alexandra Conforti, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation Volunteer in Paradise (VIP), a program April 1, 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..

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.. 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.. Talking to Your Executor (or Trustee) By Libby Banks, The Law Office of Libby Banks The holidays are just around the corner, and when the family gathers, it can be November 1, 2020 Read More.. Is It Time to Update Your Old Trust? By Libby Banks, The Law Office of Libby Banks I review many trusts, and some of them are quite old. After these old trusts we June 1, 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... Ed Chaney Hi, my name is... Ed Chaney My company and title is…. Cannafyl CBD A typical day in my life includes… My typical busin 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.. Watches: History, Repairs and Maintenance By Indra Jhaveri Spring-driven, portable clocks developed in the 1400’s presaged the invention of pocket watches in the 150 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.. Beware of greedy Landlords as Commercial Real Estate Continues to boom Dr. Scott is a successful chiropractor in the Valley. He built his business in a prime location, doing all the right things to b October 31, 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 sh October 31, 2019 Read More.. Estate Planning Basics: The Revocable Living Trust – Part two By Libby Banks Last month I wrote about incapacity planning using the Revocable Living Trust. This time we’ll talk about t 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.. 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.. Profile On Local Entrepreneur: Tiffany Taradash My company and title is… CNN Mortgage, Vice President, Sr. Loan Officer A typical day in my life includes… Every day February 28, 2019 Read More.. Affinity Wealth Advisory Group Answers Your Questions Q. How much should I save for retirement? A. This is a question on many people’s minds. The question, reshaped, is how much d February 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.. Profile On Local Entrepreneur: Trevor Wilde MBA, AIF® My company & title is…. Co-founder and managing principal of Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent January 10, 2019 Read More..

FAMILY AND EDUCATION

PVSchools in the Top 5 Districts in Arizona for Number of National Board Certified Teachers The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has released its state profiles. For Arizona, PVSchools has made the list of Top five districts for the total number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and the number of current candidates.A May 31, 2021 Read More... Sunrise Middle School Social Studies Teacher Nominated for National Award Rebekah West Keur, M.Ed., a Digital Learning Center (DLC) social studies teacher at Sunrise Middle School, is nominated for the 2021 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award in the junior division of the National History Day (NHD) National Contest. 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... 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... 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... PVSchools Select New Superintendent; Term Starts July 1 By Anne Greenberg, PVSchools Governing Board President The PVSchools Governing Board had the opportunity to interview three extraordinary finalists for the position of PVSchools’ superintendent. Following robust discussion that included feedback from 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... Local Programs Support Parents as Their Child’s First Teacher By Emily Singleton Parenting a baby or toddler can be challenging and many parents don’t know where to turn for a little help. Parent Partners Plus is collaborative network of early childhood home visiting programs in Maricopa County who partner with 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... 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... 85254 Students Shine with Recent Accolades Not only is our zip code magical, but our kids are too. Check out these star students. Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School Student Named Maricopa County Regional II Spelling Bee Co-ChampionJaime Prendiville, a sixth-grader at Desert Springs Pr 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...
The PVSchools Governing Board Re-Elects Committed Community Volunteer as President The PVSchools Governing Board re-elected Anne Greenberg as its president at a recent meeting. She was first elected to the Governing Board in 2004 for the term beginning in 2005 and is currently serving her fifth term. Reorganization of the Governing Boar February 2, 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... 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... 12 PVSchools Seniors Named as 2021 National Merit Semifinalists The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has released the names of the 2021 National Merit Semifinalists. PVSchools is proud to have 12 seniors from Horizon High School, North Canyon High School, Paradise Valley High School, and Pinnacle High School qua 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... Local Teacher Named AAEA 2020 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year Lakota Mossey, an art teacher at Liberty Elementary School, was named the Arizona Art Education Association’s (AAEA) 2020 Elementary Art Teacher of the Year. “This award means to me that my passion and dedication are recognized, it also means that I 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... Carve Out Some Fun Pumpkin Nights at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offer so much fun it’s scary! Every Thursday through Sunday night through Halloween from 6-10 p.m. Valley families will have the opportunity to get into the fall season, as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princ October 1, 2020 Read More... Let’s Get Cooking! Teaching Kids How to Navigate the Kitchen By Jill “MamaBug” Frier The holiday season is fast approaching, which makes this a great time of year to start giving your kids some practical life skills by helping you in the kitchen. Getting your kids involved in the holiday food preparation is a October 1, 2020 Read More... Flu in a World of COVID-19: Why This Year’s Flu Shot is Critical By Dr. Tara Ostrom It’s 100+ degrees out, so you may not be thinking about flu season. However, there are sporadic cases of flu here in Arizona, according to community health data from Maricopa County, and already doctors are recommending people make September 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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