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 […]

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. […]

Arizona VFWs Partner with Local Organizations to ‘March Out Hunger’


Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In the United States, food insecurity affects one in eight people, and one in five households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served in the U.S. military. This is according […]

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 […]

Work Begins This Winter to Repair High-Profile Scottsdale Bridges


Work will begin this winter to repair Scottsdale’s Drinkwater Boulevard underpass and 68th Street bridge. Emergency funding to repair the damaged infrastructure was approved by theScottsdale City Council Oct. 16. Portions of both bridges were closed earlier this year due to structural concerns found during inspections. The money to pay for repairs will come primarily […]

Escape The Summer Sun With Indoor Fun


Calling all preschoolers who love their teddy bears! Children ages 6 and under are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to jump and play with at AZ Air Time trampoline park July 13 for a Teddy Bear Tea Party from 10am–noon. Complimentary iced tea, lemonade and cookies will be served to the children. Coffee […]

Take An Art Walk This Summer!


Valley studios and galleries open their doors The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) announced that the Summer Spectacular Art Walk, presented by Museum Square, will take place along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue. The event will be held Thursday, July 12, from […]

Liberty Station: More Than Just Barbecue


But, yeah, it’s about the barbecue By Kathryn M. Miller Since opening its doors in March 2017, the family-owned Liberty Station has quickly become a favorite neighborhood joint, with some patrons stopping in three or four times a week. And a neighborhood social spot is exactly what Keeler Hospitality Group, which also owns Market Street […]

Scottsdale Mayor Lane Writes… MAY 2018


    Texting 9-1-1 In Scottsdale Texting in an emergency is now an option in Scottsdale and across Maricopa County. Calling is still the best option when possible since voice calls allow the dispatcher to receive information quicker from the caller. Now, the texting option may provide ease for the deaf or hearing impaired, those […]

Local High School String Quartet To Join Touring “Beatles vs. Stones” Show On Stage


When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to the Virginia G. Piper Theater May 10, Scottsdale’s Chaparral High School String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road […]