North Valley Arts Academies To Host PHX Fine Arts Fest May 18


The North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) will host a PHX Fine Arts Fest Friday, May 18, from 4–8pm at Shadow Mountain High School. The festival is planned and led by student artists from the three NVAA schools — Desert Cove Elementary School, Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School — and includes artwork and […]

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons May 21–25


Start a new family tradition by learning how to keep kids safe in and around water during National Water Safety Month As part of National Water Safety Month, the Valley of the Sun YMCA will offer free swim lessons to the first 1,600 registrants at 13 Valley of the Sun YMCA branches the week of […]

Sanctuary Spa Remodel Offers Revitalized Space For Summer Rejuvenation


Just in time to welcome summer travelers and stay-cation locals, Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has completed a top-to-bottom refurbishment and expansion that has introduced a fresh new look throughout and a brand-new feature, the Women’s Quiet Room. An intimate retreat, the celebrated spa features separate women’s and men’s spas, […]

Phoenix Mayor Stanton Writes… MAY 2018


Mayor Stanton Writes… Re-Engaging Opportunity Youth Many times over the years, I’ve said that the future of our city depends on the success of our youth. It seems obvious, but the reality is this is a reminder we need — all across Arizona, we must do more to lift up every child. In Phoenix, we’ve […]

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 […]

Cave Creek Mayor Bunch Writes… MAY 2018


Mayor Bunch Writes… May is upon us. The fall colors of out-of-state license plates have severely diminished. It’s hot and getting hotter as the month goes on. April and “Bike Week” is in the rearview mirror. Speaking of which, I am in receipt of correspondence complaining about the activities and congestion in Cave Creek during […]

Carefree Mayor Peterson Writes… MAY 2018


Carefree ‘Block Party’ Event Proves To Be A Winner! Literally everyone, including Foothills residents, Carefree businesses and all of the local major not-for-profits, were winners at the first annual “Block Party” celebration Saturday, April 7. “This event met and even exceeded even our most optimistic goals and has established itself as a cornerstone of Carefree’s […]

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 […]

Car Or Boat — Lexus Wins: 2017 Lexus GS 350 F Sport


By Cathy Droz – It is no secret that I like the Lexus brand. I actually have a HER Certified studio inside Superstition Springs Lexus in Arizona and I’ve test driven more Lexus products than other makes or models. The Lexus brand, which has been accused of being stagnate, has made some visible changes over […]

Thoughts And Prayers – Fooey!


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. – How often do we have to offer our “thoughts and prayers” (T&P) to those who are recipients of the traumas of the world? Doesn’t it become meaningless to constantly be repeating this phrase, when we too are traumatized, by events in our country and overseas? If all we […]