Providing the Essentials for Arizona’s Foster Children

Many hands make it work Today, in the state of Arizona, there are 14,000 children in foster care. When a family is in crisis, and the Department of Child Safety steps in, it is often another family member who is called upon to temporarily care for children. But all too frequently, that family member may not be able to provide for some basic needs at a moment’s notice, which is where Arizona Helping Hands steps in. “Arizona Helping Hands is the largest provider of essential needs to children in our foster care … [Read More...]

Three Thousand and Counting — Area Students Unite to Donate Masks During Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, local students are leading the charge in the battle to slow the spread of the coronavirus and making a big difference in the community. Established in March by Cactus Shadows High School junior Angelique Cort, the AZ Mask Project focuses on harnessing the energy of a corps of volunteers to mass produce masks and provide them at no charge to critical care workers and compromised populations in the Phoenix area. “In March, my mom [Corinne Cort] and I started sewing masks on a … [Read More...]


Southwest Wildlife Discovery Series: The Tiny Kit Fox — A True Desert Fox

By Marcia Sawyer, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center docent— Maybe you have seen this little fox running through the desert at dusk — if … [Read More...]

A Walk in Oaxaca

Mix It Up at Home This Summer with Iconic

Summer is here, and with many of us still staying at home, it is the perfect time to hone our home mixologist skills. So, we turned to the experts at … [Read More...]

Take an Virtual Adventure on the Arizona National Scenic Trail 

Residents looking for a big goal to keep them healthy and motivated during a time of social distancing are invited to sign up for the Arizona Trail … [Read More...]

Whiskey and Popcorn Reviews: 5 Movies Directed by and Starring Black Filmmakers

—By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle With the death of George Floyd, Dion Johnson here in Phoenix, and many other people of color, conversations … [Read More...]

Xmas Cake — This American Shelf-Life

Annual Women’s Film Festival Pivots to Virtual Event

LUNAFEST, a fundraising film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, has been rescheduled … [Read More...]

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself … Really?!

By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. — On the internet, on the radio, on television, in the newspapers. We began our summer at the end of May 2020 and … [Read More...]

PVSchools to Host Virtual Job Fair July 9

For the 2020–21 school year, the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) is looking to hire certified full-time and part-time teaching … [Read More...]

HER Certified Review: 2021 KIA Seltos SX Turbo AWD — See Ya in a KIA

By Cathy Droz – Several years ago, there was a KIA dealer in Phoenix who did his own radio and TV commercials. His voice was much like the … [Read More...]

Cave Creek Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation Restricting Use of Consumer Fireworks in the Town

Today, Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch issued a proclamation declaring an emergency due to fire dangers and restricted the use of permissible consumer … [Read More...]

Arizona Governor Announces New Restrictions Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases — Bars, gyms and other businesses to pause operations effective 8pm tonight

“Arm yourself with a mask. It’s your best defense against this virus.” — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey At a press conference this afternoon, Arizona Gov. … [Read More...]

Nearly 700 Students, 30 Teachers Displaced Due to Metrocenter Mall Closure — Phoenix Conservatory of Music seeking interim and permanent space

Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) announced June 20 that its nearly 700 students and 30 teachers will be displaced due to the permanent closing of … [Read More...]

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