A scenic, 30-minute drive north from Phoenix, the Town of Carefree is just over 8 square miles nestled within the grandeur of the Sonoran Desert. Residents can enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, excellent galleries, unique and upscale restaurants and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere in which to u…
Organizers of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO will transform the desert of North Scottsdale into Arizona’s premier venue for collecting fine art during the 10-week Arizona Fine Art EXPO beginning Friday, Jan. 15. The event runs through Sunday, March 28 and takes place under the “festive white tent…
The American Legion Post 34 auxiliary will host a rummage sale Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Legion Post from 8am–3pm. Featured goods include clothing, thrift store goodies, a pool table, household items and more.
Thunderbird Artists festivals are widely known as “a Collectors’ Paradise,” and this award-winning festival boasts over 150 meticulously juried fine artists exhibiting a wide range of mediums.
While many struggle with the virus’ impact on schools and businesses, COVID-19 has put a crush on the leisure and sports industries in particular. One entity impacted is Legacy Sports Arena and Hotel, which began construction last year at 2727 W. Bronco Butte Trail, near I-17 and Dove Valley Road.
Leave it to a group of world language students from Cactus Shadows High School to find a way to celebrate the beautiful world we live in during this pandemic.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has opened its first-ever ghost kitchen in Scottsdale, through its partnership with Kitchen United, called Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go.
As a child, Paul Corbani spent hours in his room constructing intricate shoebox-size models of fabulous backdrops he conjured up in his head. He spent many more hours daydreaming about actually stepping inside those miniature scenes.
“Hindsight is 2020” — never a truer word was spoken.
Our mission: “Saving our wildlife, one life at a time,” is achieved through four core components: rehabilitation, education, research and sanctuary.
Pet Food Depot, Inc. added a third store to its growing chain in December. Its Cave Creek location opened Dec. 16 at 6015 E. Cave Creek Rd.
This North Phoenix neighborhood has a lot to offer — from excellent recreation to tasty tamales — and the housing market is red-hot.
The City of Scottsdale will offer residents the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees Jan. 8–19.
Adalyn Aldrich, a fifth-grade student at Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School, is achieving academic success with the school’s honors program. The honors program provides reading and math content replacement and content enrichment for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The accelerated …
Here are the numbers from Maricopa County Public Health for Jan. 6, 2021
Central Arizona Supply officially opened its second North Scottsdale location last month. Central Arizona Reserve is the debut of the company’s new ultra-luxury division and the largest premium appliance and plumbing showroom in Arizona, according to the owners. This is the 12th location for…
The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 3, at Ofrenda Cave Creek.
Leigh Zydonik joined the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center Nov. 16. She steps into the role of executive director with the retirement of Pam DiPietro, who served as executive director for 18 years. We caught up with Zydonik in December, and she told us a bit about herself.
Despite all of the negatives of 2020, there were plenty of bright spots to help carry us through.
Throughout 2020, we have endeavored to bring our readers stories of perseverance, creativity, generosity and connection. The stories below are some of my favorites from the year and I wanted to share them with you again, along with an update to the story.
The Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.
Here are the numbers from Maricopa County Public Health for Dec. 30, 2020
In April 2020, Arizona was under a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” executive order issued by the governor. It was with this backdrop that we spoke with Patty Villeneuve, president and CEO of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Fifty-four percent of Arizona’s third grade students did not score proficiently on the 2019 AzMERIT exam. The pass rate was even lower for low-income students, 66 percent of whom did not score proficiently. Studies have shown that students who do not read proficiently by the end of third gra…
While stories about COVID-19 dominated the clicks this year — from state and local health and safety mandates to weekly case number updates and information on testing locations — these three stories drew the most readers.
“It’s easy to be a Veteran Champion. These special civilians create mutually-beneficial activities and services that improve the quality of life of servicemembers, veterans and their families, our workforce and communities,” said author, Lt. Col. Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz, U.S.A.F. Retired.
The most magical thing about the holidays is the way we so joyfully give to others. Not just our friends and families — but to complete strangers who are in need. At Hospice of the Valley, we look forward to some annual traditions that remind us how blessed we are to be able to bless others.
“Life is always difficult when you live on the street,” said Barbara-Ann Gulotta, part of the Service Ministry at Scottsdale’s Desert Foothills Lutheran Church (DFLC). “It’s especially difficult when the holidays roll around. For most of us Thanksgiving and Christmas mean spending time with …
Here are the numbers from Maricopa County Public Health for Dec. 23, 2020
Darrell Peruch opened A-Authentic Garage Door Services In September 1999 and his business has steadily grown since then. A-Authentic covers services ranging from replacing the springs, to completely changing your garage door to fit your home’s aesthetic.
The latest addition to Foothills Caring Corps’ (FCC) van fleet has been named “Big George” as a lasting testament to George W. Schmid, a longtime supporter, volunteer and board member, who died in early 2020.
Last week, Dr. Colleen Krahl of Champion Chiropractic announced a new team member at her practice.
The Cave Creek Tourism Bureau reopened for the season Oct. 14 at a new address: 6061 E. Cave Creek Rd., facing onto Hidden Valley Drive. This spacious new location is more centrally located and also includes a gallery wall for displays of Cave Creek artwork.
Bilinda’s Vintage Treasures features an eclectic collection of antique furniture, crystal lighting, period mirrors and accessories, collectible mid-century jewelry and pearls, cowboy boots and hats, postcards dating from the early 1900s , a terrific cigar case circa 1940s, and so much more. …
Maricopa County began implementing Phase 1A of its COVID-19 vaccination plan Thursday, Dec. 17. The County opened two Point of Dispensing (POD) sites yesterday, in partnership with Banner Health and HonorHealth, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers. Today, they …
The Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) governing board selected Dr. Cort Monroe to serve as superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and voted to approve Dr. Monroe’s contract at its Nov. 16 board meeting. The search was conducted by the Arizona School Boards Association.
Here are the numbers from Maricopa County Public Health for Dec. 16, 2020
Working from home is the new normal for millions of Americans, and many companies are planning to make the move permanent even if vaccines bring an end to the pandemic.
One of the features shared by nearly every mammal species on earth, from antelopes to zebras and even humans, is that their bodies are covered in hair. Hair and fur have the same chemical make-up and are indistinguishable, both are made from keratin.
The Town of Carefree will once again host a Chanukah menorah lighting as a part of its December holiday celebrations.
Commander Fred Marable and Deputy Commander Michelle London-Marable, founders of the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, are reaching out to businesses, veterans’ organizations, entrepreneurs, sports figures, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and individuals for help to erect…
Children from preschool to 12th grade can experience stress and anxiety, although it may be challenging to detect. A free December virtual forum, “Stress and Anxiety in Students,” will help parents understand how stress and anxiety may manifest in their child.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts its final Gold Palette ArtWalk of the year Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6:30–9pm within the Scottsdale Arts District — stretching along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Av…
During a special meeting today, the Governing Board of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) voted to approve a resignation agreement for Dr. Jesse Welsh.
Healing Memories for Women Veterans offers a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others.
A Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in the Town of Carefree. Local Boy Scout Troop 603 raised the flag at sunrise Nov. 11 to kick off the day of recognition.
North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) musicians have been hard at work this fall. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for the musicians to meet as a full ensemble, NVSO has continued to provide the opportunity for musicians of all ages to learn, rehearse and perform exc…
With the upcoming holidays upon us, now is the time many will be thinking of loved ones lost over time. That is the feeling that inspired the owners to collaborate and direct the concept of their new restaurant to something more meaningful, remembrance of those lost. Ofrenda means offering…
The City of Scottsdale’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission wants to showcase the people and organizations that embody the “Spirit of Scottsdale” this year, and Scottsdale residents are invited to submit nominations.
Community service has been an integral part of Avah Montgomery's, an eighth-grader at Shea Middle School, and her family’s lives and inspired her to help those who are less fortunate. For Montgomery, community service is important because even one smile or act of kindness can change a person’s day.
In a typical month, the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center serves around 500 families between its Black Canyon City and Cave Creek locations. But 2020 has offered few typical months.