The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2021 was held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 20–27. It was an awesome week of cars, vendors and people, bringing the total auction sales to more than $105 million.
A1 Garage Door Service and is planning to make more than 30 new hires at an upcoming hiring event in Phoenix.
Desert Foothills Land Trust’s (DFLT) seventh annual art exhibit and sale will be hosted online by Creative Connections Fine Art and runs April 29–May 10, following last year’s event, which had to be shut down prematurely by the statewide COVID-19 orders. Bidding for the online auction opens …
Kate Gallego was inaugurated April 19 to her first full term in office as mayor of the City of Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the nation. Also taking the oath of office were two new and two returning members of the City Council: Ann O’Brien, District 1, and Yassamin Ansari, District 7, j…
The Sonoran Arts League exhibit, “Western Spirit: Celebrating the Legacy of the American West,” is on display at the League’s Center for the Arts, now through May 2.
The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event at Stick’s Golf and Cigar Lounge, April 1.
Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet (FHSQ) will serve as Artists in Residence at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (DHPC) for the 12-month period beginning April 15.
Delivering Democracy, one of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s two annual signature events, will feature the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II as the speaker, April 17.
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is returning to WestWorld of Scottsdale for the 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals, April 16–18. The event will feature over 1,000 custom hot rods, muscle cars and trucks competing for show prizes and on-track at the Goodguys CPP Autocross Series.
Did you know that you can live off the desert if you know what to pick and when? Of course, you need to know what to do with it.
University of Advancing Technology (UAT) announce a new Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) Community Scholarship. Any high school junior or senior who has attended one of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale clubs is eligible (along with proof of high school grad…
Carina Stiles, the theatre director and a teacher at Paradise Valley High School, is the recipient of the Arizona Thespians 2020 Arizona Theatre Teacher of the Year Award.
Paseo Homes is bringing a luxury neighborhood to One Easy Street, adjacent to Carefree’s town center.
The Desert Foothills Library Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 10, at Desert Forest Golf Club. This year’s 25th annual event offers the opportunity to support the Library while enjoying a round of golf, prizes and grab-n-go meals. New this year: those who prefer not to gol…
Located near the intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road, Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital is a new type of neighborhood hospital designed with an emphasis on convenience, patient safety, surgical and emergency services. With construction nearly complete, a mid-year opening is planned…
The morning of Thursday, March 11, crews were hard at work updating the iconic Sundial that has served as a focal point in downtown Carefree since 1959. Their mission: install a reincarnation of the Sunburst that had been missing from the Sundial for nearly 20 years.
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The Ninth Annual Genocide Awareness Week, April 12–17, presented virtually by Scottsdale Community College (SCC), brings together a host of distinguished guests, including survivors, scholars, politicians, artists, activists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement.
The Town of Cave Creek is on a mission to recognize and celebrate its vibrant and diverse history — and it is asking residents for their input.
The Holland Center, a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing arts, education and community in the Desert Foothills region, will host the Sixth Annual Arizona Sage Art Market, April 10, from 10am to 4pm.
Officials with the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation announced the names of the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and 12 students from PVSchools were on the list.
Musical Theatre of Anthem announced that its production of Godspell will run April 8–18, and 13 The Musical will run April 29 – May 8.
The State of Arizona announced yesterday that it has moved the deadline for filing and paying state individual income taxes from April 15 to May 17, 2021. The deadline for first quarter tax year 2021 individual estimated tax payments remains April 15, 2021.
Water is the lifeblood of the desert. In Maricopa County alone there are about 4.5 million desert dwellers. 2040 projections estimate there may be as many as seven million of us. Our quality of life, our economic vitality and, literally, our survival depend on a reliable source of quality wa…
Chino Bandido, the iconic Chinese-Mexican-Jamaican fusion “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant, currently located at 15414 N. 19th Ave., will move to 310 W. Bell Rd. in early summer, after 31 years.
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The city’s trial budget, presented to the Phoenix mayor and council members March 16, includes a massive, first-of-its-kind program to overhaul interactions between first responders and residents experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) announced today that after its governing board interviewed three finalists for the position of PVSchools Superintendent, it has made its decision.
Humble Bistro is now open at High Street in North Phoenix. Locally owned and operated by The Humble Group, the new restaurant is open for dinner from 3–9pm this week and will add lunch and brunch next week.
The Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store announced that, beginning April 1, the store will extend its hours each day until 5pm. Residents will be able to shop, donate and volunteer from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
This April marks the 151st anniversary of the official founding of Cave Creek, Arizona. But the history of the desert foothills runs deeper than just a list of dates and names. The people living in this area have always had a unique sensibility that helped them survive and build in this remo…
The Desert Foothills Library reopened its doors to the public Monday, March 29. The library will be open by appointment only Monday – Friday, 11am–3pm, and Saturday, 11am–1pm.
The silver lining in these challenging times is a collective recognition of the amazing work our healthcare workers do day in and day out. They deserve all our accolades and prayers, for this crisis is far from over.
Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced several updates to the state’s COVID-19 measures, including lifting restrictions on events and businesses and "phasing out" local ordinances.
Michelle Cannon, a computer science teacher in the Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology program at Paradise Valley High School, is the recipient of the 2021 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Arizona Affiliate Educator Award.
Local coffee roaster Press Coffee announced that its Community Blend coffee is now supporting local school districts. Six school districts will benefit from in-store purchases of the Community Blend now until May 16.
Muscular Moving Men & Storage and its sister divisions, M3 Commercial Moving & Logistics and M3 Junk Removal are looking to immediately hire 30 to 40 mover-driver athletes to meet increased demand in 2021. The company is hosting a hiring fair Tuesday, April 6, from 8–10am and 3–5pm.
Cathy Droz can’t fix your car, but as a self-described disruptor in the auto industry, she has set out to fix relationships between dealerships and consumers, as well as empower women within the car buying experience — and beyond.
They are just like any other kids. They play video games, hang out with friends, sing, dance and participate in sports. But when they are not doing those things, the state’s top 27 spellers — ranging from grades 3 through 8 — are studying and practicing for the 2021 Arizona State Spelling Bee.
The Town of Cave Creek announced that Public Works crews will be performing a Crack Sealing Project during the week of March 22, in preparation for the Cave Creek Microsurfacing Project anticipated later in the season. The project boundaries will be from the Town limits just north of Sentine…
From expansive properties with horse privileges to friendly, mom-and-pop cafés and shops; from acres of green spaces at local parks to a weekly gathering of purveyors of farm-fresh produce, natural meats, baked goods and hand-crafted items at the Saturday farmers’ market, higher education op…
In an effort to support the community in creating defensible space in their yards for fire prevention, the Town of Cave Creek is hosting another drop-off day for residents (only) to discard green waste. The next event will take place March 20 from 8am–noon at the Cave Creek Water Ranch: 4300…
In just over a year Purse-Impressions Charity Boutique, a Cave Creek nonprofit, donated over 1,500 purses and backpacks to 10 rehab facilities. The “fresh start” bags are filled with personal hygiene kits, dental supplies and other essential items. All proceeds from the organizations Charity…
Nathan Clines, a seventh-grade student at Mountain Trail Middle School, is aspiring to earn the Scouting Eagle rank, which is the highest rank in the organization. He has been Scouting for five years and is a member of Troop 665.
Renea McQuiggan, president of Elysian Desert Distilleries, Inc., announced last month that that the company is changing its name to Carefree Spirits Distillery.
Major changes are coming to Paradise Valley Mall, located at 4568 E. Cactus Rd. The Phoenix City Council approved a rezoning request Feb. 17 that they say will redevelop and breathe new life into the mall, which has been part of the Northeast Phoenix community since 1978.
In 2020, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) welcomed four additions to our family of mountain lions. Tocho, Pecos and Ash are three of our long-time male mountain lion sanctuary residents, but they will now be a part of a larger pride, with the arrival of a two-year old male (Noco…
Located in the post office building on Easy Street in Carefree, shoppers can wander through Carefree Consignment’s 8,000 square feet of tastefully displayed showrooms featuring an ever-changing array of high-quality furniture, home décor, art and collectibles at great prices.
Giving Tree Dispensary, an Arizona-licensed, seed to sale cannabis company, announced its move to a new retail location. Jan. 25, the company moved to 701 W. Union Hills Drive in North Phoenix. An official grand opening celebration was held in February.
Thunderbird Artists returns to downtown Carefree this month for the 26th Annual Spring Carefree Fine Art Festival. The event will highlight the juried artworks of 160 of some of the world’s finest artists, live music by several musicians, and more. The featured artist for this festival is mi…
The Cave Creek Museum opened its doors to visitors in April of 1970 and since that time it has continued to present the pre-history and history of people living in the north desert foothills area. The museum does this through demonstration and hands-on events that are open to the public, as …