YMCA Provides Assistance to Furloughed Government Employees


The Y opens its doors to Federal employees at no cost In continuing with its 125-year tradition of serving community members in need, the Valley of the Sun YMCA (Y) is offering its support to Valley residents who are being impacted by the current government shutdown by providing free membership access. With mounting stress that […]

After Forty-Two Years, The Town Dump in Cave Creek Closes


The Town Dump closed its doors Dec. 31 after 42 years in business in Cave Creek. Owner Madelyn Hines said her business was “great fun,” but her age and some physical limitations prompted her to accept an offer on the buildings and property in November. The remaining items in the “wild and crazy store” will […]

TapHouse Kitchen Opens North Phoenix Location Jan. 4


TapHouse Kitchen expands this year with a new and second location opening Friday, Jan. 4, at 3131 East Shea Boulevard in North Phoenix, delivering delicious food and drink in a casually sophisticated atmosphere to the bustling “North 32nd” neighborhood. The new spot boasts interior and exterior features that were built from the ground up. The […]

Phoenix Set to Accelerate Pavement Maintenance Program


The Phoenix City Council took action at its formal meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, to accelerate the city’s pavement maintenance program, unanimously approving the first steps to implement a plan that advances $200 million in pavement maintenance projects on arterial and major streets.  The Council’s approval follows action taken in October to advance pavement maintenance efforts […]

Natural Writing Workshop to be Held at Cave Creek Regional Park


With the Sonoran Desert as inspiration, the Natural Writing workshop is a place to express oneself through the written word. All participants need is a pen, paper and the willingness to explore sensory impressions, feelings, ideas with other writers. Short, timed writing prompts, with a focus on nature, will be offered to get the creative […]

PMCC to Host Pet Adoption Day — Offers 5 Tips for Adopting a Pet During the Holidays


The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce (PMCC) wants to help dogs and cats find their forever homes this season. That’s one reason the Chamber, which serves the Greater Phoenix metro area, is teaming up with Floor & Decor in Glendale to host a Pet Adoption Day Saturday, Dec. 15. The free event will take place […]

DUI Arrests Decline Before the Recline of the Holidays


By José-Ignacio Castañeda The number of DUI arrests in Arizona has eroded steadily since 2012, despite an increase in alcohol-impaired fatalities during recent years. The total number of DUI arrests decreased by almost 29 percent since 2017, according to data gathered by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The data includes figures that range from […]

Scottsdale Quarter Ushers in the Holiday Season with Santa Social Nov. 24


Scottsdale Quarter, an open-air shopping destination with more than 75 popular retail and dining choices, will usher in the holiday season with The Santa Social, its highly-anticipated holiday kick-off event Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10am–8pm, in The Quad. The event, now in its seventh year, will feature a day of festive, family-friendly activities, including photos […]

Cave Creek Cares Event to Benefit Family of Alex Marquez


The Cave Creek community is coming together Saturday, Nov. 17, for a fundraiser to support the family of Alex Marquez who passed away Oct. 25. On Oct. 12, Marquez was helping his brother Carlos, who is chef and owner of Indigo Crow, prepare for The Taste of Cave Creek. An unfortunate accident occurred in the […]

A Musical and Magical Fall Festival Under the Stars in Cave Creek


Enjoy the start to the holidays with some good music, magic and fun.  Las Tiendas in Cave Creek is celebrating the season at its Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5–8pm.  Start by trying one of Bryan’s BBQ’s famous smoked turkey legs, just grab and go, along with so many other BBQ treats. Then stroll […]