Save the Dates for Fall Carefree Restaurant Week


The Carefree Restaurant Association invites Valley residents to Carefree’s very own Fall Restaurant Week, which will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 5. During Restaurant Week, customers will have an opportunity to sample new and exciting menu offerings and in doing so support their local restaurants. Carefree restaurants will offer exciting prix fixe lunch and […]

The Little Gym Debuts New Location in Cave Creek


The Little Gym of Cave Creek is commemorating a new gym through an open house celebration hosted by local Arizona franchisee and veteran Dan Drummond, Monday, Sept. 9, from 2–5pm at the Cave Creek location (29455 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 102). Children and families will have the opportunity to enjoy fun and educational gym […]

SUSD’s Nutrition Services Eliminates Reduced Lunch Fee — 800 Students Could Benefit


For many years, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has charged $0.40 per lunch to students who qualify under federal guidelines for a reduced-price meal. Beginning with the 2019–20 school year that starts Aug. 5, SUSD will waive that $0.40 fee for participating students, offering them lunch at no charge. SUSD already waives reduced-price breakfast […]

City of Phoenix Special Election Slated For Aug. 27 — Voter Registration Deadline is July 29


The City of Phoenix will conduct a Special Election Tuesday, Aug. 27, in whi​​​ch registered voters will decide on two ballot measures that propose to amend City Charter provisions pertaining to Pensions and Light Rail. Early voting will begin July 31. The first measure, Proposition 105, is a proposed Charter Amendment submitted by Initiative I-4-18 pertaining […]

Tech4Life Presents Cyber Security Workshop at Desert Foothills Library


Ransomware, identity theft, password hacking… Tech4Life says that small business owners and affluent households are prime targets for these cyber crimes, and the company wants to help Valley residents avoid becoming a victim: 22 major public sector ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2019 Standard Wi-Fi routers now put users at major risks Customized […]

Anasazi Named International Baccalaureate Program Candidate School


Anasazi Elementary School, part of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), has been named as a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The IB aims to create global student citizens who learn to think critically and creatively about the world and its issues, and how they relate to them. In […]

Carefree Vice Mayor John Crane Writes… JULY 2019


Desert Wildfires While we may have had the most pleasant May on record, the exceptional winter and spring rains, combined with the unusually long, cool growing season have set the stage for an exceptionally scary fire season. Compounding the situation, the invasive Globe Chamomile has sprung up everywhere.  The seas of dry yellow flowers are […]

Scottsdale Mayor Lane Writes… JULY 2019


Constitution Day Contest As we celebrate the birth of our nation, the plans are laid to honor its founding document with a wonderful opportunity for children. I am pleased to announce that Scottsdale is once again sponsoring a Constitution Day Contest. This contest allows Scottsdale students to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the […]

July 4 Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheads


In an effort to reduce fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict vehicle access to trailheads located in the city’s desert parks and mountain preserves on July 4 starting at 3pm. The annual fire ban for those areas that started on May 1 remains in effect. City of Phoenix Park Rangers will close […]

Phoenix Mayor Announces Public Safety Policy Meeting


Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has scheduled a July 2 policy meeting to discuss the issue of public safety.  This meeting comes just two weeks after the Community Listening Session at which Mayor Gallego assured residents that the city would come back with ideas within 30 days to address community concerns. At last week’s Phoenix City […]