March 16 Parade Kicks Off Two Weekends of Cave Creek Rodeo Days Events


Now in its 42nd year, Cave Creek Rodeo Days will take place March 22–24 at Cave Creek Memorial Arena, offering three days of thrilling PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association contestants. This year’s festivities kick off Saturday, March 16, with the Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade. […]

PVSchools Governing Board Selects Next Superintendent


The PVSchools Governing Board has selected Jesse Welsh, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of Clark County School District, to serve as superintendent of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) beginning July 1, 2019 and will vote to approve Dr. Welsh’s contract at its March 7 meeting. “The Governing Board is excited and honored to welcome Dr. […]

Scottsdale Schools Board Hires Dr. John Kriekard as Superintendent


Last week, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board approved a contract naming longtime Valley educator Dr. John Kriekard as SUSD’s Superintendent through June 30, 2020. Kriekard has been serving as the district’s Acting Superintendent since May 2018. “I am pleased the Governing Board unanimously voted to hire Dr. Kriekard as Superintendent for the […]

PVEA Collecting Prom Attire for PVSchools Girls & Guys


Spring is just around the corner and it’s a great time to clean out those closets. The Paradise Valley Education Association (PVEA) is collecting prom attire for its annual Prom Dresses & Ties for PV Girls & Guys event. PVSchools students are invited to visit the boutique prior to prom to select an outfit of […]

New Restaurant to Open in Former Cowboy Ciao Location


Drunk Munk announces job fair — looking to hire 50  Drunk Munk tiki bar and restaurant will open next month in the building formerly occupied for 21 years by Cowboy Ciao. The restaurant is also holding an on-site hiring fair Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21, 2–6pm, at 7133 East Stetson Drive in Scottsdale. […]

Phoenix to Elect New Mayor, Council Members March 12 — Early Voting is Open


Early voting for the March 12 City of Phoenix Special Election began Feb. 13, and mail-in ballots for the election were mailed out that same day. The election is being conducted by the Phoenix City Clerk’s Office. City of Phoenix voters will vote in a runoff election to fill a vacancy for Mayor for a […]

Pigtails Cocktail Bar is Now Open at Desert Ridge


A speak-easy style craft cocktail concept joined its sister concept, The Whining Pig Beer & Wine Bar, in The District at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Pigtails Cocktail Bar features plush seating, a living wall covered by real plants, shiplap walls with copper detailing, a “secret” bookshelf exit and a raw oyster bar (opening March 2019). Mixologists […]

Shadow Mountain’s Ashley Hall Achieves Rare Perfect Score on the SAT


Ashley Hall, a junior at Shadow Mountain High School, achieved a rare perfect score of 1600 on the SAT® exam. According to the CollegeBoard, less than 1 percent of test takers scored in the range of 1500–1600. Earning a perfect score on college admission tests is rare and very hard to accomplish. At Shadow Mountain […]

PVSchools Governing Board To Host Bagels with the Board Feb. 6


As part of an ongoing effort to foster collegiality and promote transparency, the PVSchools Governing Board announced its Bagels with the Board events. These events occur quarterly and are held at various schools throughout the district. The next Bagels with the Board for the 2018-19 school year will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10-11am […]

Nonprofit Registration and Re-enrollment Open for 2019 Arizona Gives Day


Registration and re-enrollment are open for Arizona nonprofits interested in participating in Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event, set for April 2, 2019. Re-enrollment is required annually and can be completed at www.azgives.org before March 1, 2019. The registration deadline for new nonprofits is Feb. 22. Arizona Gives Day — which is presented by FirstBank, […]