YMCA Provides Assistance to Furloughed Government Employees


The Y opens its doors to Federal employees at no cost In continuing with its 125-year tradition of serving community members in need, the Valley of the Sun YMCA (Y) is offering its support to Valley residents who are being impacted by the current government shutdown by providing free membership access. With mounting stress that […]

Phoenix Theatre Announces Name Change to Commemorate 100th Anniversary


Phoenix Theatre is changing its name to The Phoenix Theatre Company, effective Jan. 21. The Phoenix Theatre Company is a professional live stage, regional company in the heart of the Central Arts District in downtown Phoenix, and a leading employer of actors, artists and technicians in theater. “As a producing company, we create everything you […]

After Forty-Two Years, The Town Dump in Cave Creek Closes


The Town Dump closed its doors Dec. 31 after 42 years in business in Cave Creek. Owner Madelyn Hines said her business was “great fun,” but her age and some physical limitations prompted her to accept an offer on the buildings and property in November. The remaining items in the “wild and crazy store” will […]

TapHouse Kitchen Opens North Phoenix Location Jan. 4


TapHouse Kitchen expands this year with a new and second location opening Friday, Jan. 4, at 3131 East Shea Boulevard in North Phoenix, delivering delicious food and drink in a casually sophisticated atmosphere to the bustling “North 32nd” neighborhood. The new spot boasts interior and exterior features that were built from the ground up. The […]

Find the Rare & the Exceptional at Worldwide Auction


Leading the field of early consignments for Worldwide’s annual Scottsdale Auction Wednesday, Jan. 16, is an exceptional and highly authentic example of Bugatti’s most successful racing model, a rare and impeccably documented 1925 Bugatti Type 35A. With a limited roster of former keepers that includes Fred Hoffman, it was raced in period by Jean Ollivier […]

In a New York Minute: 2018 Mazda6


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft Getting ready for a classy New York wedding around the holidays is no easy feat, so it was perfect to have the stylish 2018 Mazda6 in preparation for this fabulous trip. This refined midsize sedan that has been re-engineered for 2018 features new technology, refinements in design and performance, and upgrades […]

New Year’s: 2019 and 5779


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. – For members of my community it is already the NEWest Year, from our calendar change in the Fall when ‘traditional counting’ suggests this to be 5779 years since Creation. Those who enjoy playing with numbers, numerology, as did the ancients of the Middle East, note the year 5779 […]

‘Drying Out’ After the New Year


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. “Go on that diet.” “Exercise more.” “Spend more time with my family.” “Save more money.” The start of the New Year gives us a clean slate to work with. While you’re “editing” your 2019 list of resolutions, let me add a few small things you can do on a regular […]

Phoenix Set to Accelerate Pavement Maintenance Program


The Phoenix City Council took action at its formal meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, to accelerate the city’s pavement maintenance program, unanimously approving the first steps to implement a plan that advances $200 million in pavement maintenance projects on arterial and major streets.  The Council’s approval follows action taken in October to advance pavement maintenance efforts […]

Natural Writing Workshop to be Held at Cave Creek Regional Park


With the Sonoran Desert as inspiration, the Natural Writing workshop is a place to express oneself through the written word. All participants need is a pen, paper and the willingness to explore sensory impressions, feelings, ideas with other writers. Short, timed writing prompts, with a focus on nature, will be offered to get the creative […]