Area Allstate Agency Owners & Professionals Earn $21,000 Grant For New Life Center


Twenty-one Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals from Arizona came together to secure a $21,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit New Life Center. The grant will support New Life Center’s mission to provide high-quality programs that demonstrate respect for the individual and a serene environment in which families can heal and […]

New Art Exhibit Exposes The Scars Of PTSD


A new art exhibit, “PTSD, The Invisible Scar,” focuses on veterans who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. Created by Christopher Oshana, the photographic and video graphic documentary project invites the viewer to look beyond the facades and inside the private lives of just a few veterans who suffer from PTSD. “As a […]

Humanity 101 In Action: Outreach To Individuals Experiencing Homelessness


One of several Arizona State University initiatives, Project Humanities engages in a year-round community service project with an adult homeless population in downtown Phoenix. Every other Saturday, for the past three years, intergenerational volunteers from across the Valley gather at South 12th Avenue on the sidewalk area between West Jefferson Street and West Madison Street […]

Valley Chefs Join Together To Raise Funds For A Fellow Chef


In a rally cry to support one of their own, the “Arizona Seven” are reuniting for the 7 Chef Fund Up, a pair of communal dining events hosted in support of fellow chef Kelly Fletcher (formerly of House of Tricks, Zen Culinary).  Fletcher recently fell seriously ill to a life-threatening infection that spread throughout his body, […]

Delicious Event To Benefit Botanical Garden: 15th Annual Agave on the Rocks


Enjoy a refreshing margarita in a signature glowing glass while sampling gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley restaurants and caterers at Desert Botanical Garden’s 15th Annual Agave on the Rocks. Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden’s education, research and conservation programs. Guests can dance under the stars to the vibrant beats of live musical […]

Celebrate The New Year With Indian Comfort Food – Whether A Night In Or Out On The Town


Those considering a cozy night at home to celebrate New Year’s may want to check out Phoenix’s award-winning Indian restaurant, Marigold Maison. The restaurant is making it easy to enjoy their modern Indian menu in the comfort of one’s own home – whether it’s an intimate evening for two or a celebration with family and […]

Free Estate Planning Workshops Offered


Nicole Pavlik of Nicole Pavlik Law Firm, PLC will host two free Estate Planning Workshops providing a small group setting for participants to learn the essentials of developing or updating an estate plan. In a supportive and engaging environment, participants will learn: Powers of Attorney: Why they are important and what specific language should be in […]

Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary In Danger Of Closing


Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is searching for a new location. The Scottsdale facility not only provides shelter to the third most surrendered animal (rabbits), they are a cornerstone to something much larger by providing volunteer and educational opportunities to all ages. The sanctuary’s educational youth programs offer an opportunity to teach children about leadership, kindness, compassion […]

Newest Phoenix Fry’s Food Store Features Mural By Local Artist


The Public Art Program of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Fry’s Food Stores, commissioned Valley-based artist Lauren Lee to create a mural in the newest Fry’s Marketplace. The store, located at 1311 East Bell Road, opened on Friday, July 15. Lee was chosen from among 23 Phoenix area artists who […]

Plumbing Masters Hands Out Water Bottles To Phoenix Homeless


Scorching hot temperatures continue in the Valley this week, and residents are being urged to keep hydrated and stay indoors as much as possible. While most of us can run from our air conditioned cars to our homes or offices to escape the sizzling heat, that’s just not an option for the thousands of people […]