About Arizona Wine: Central Wine On Central Avenue


– By Darla S. Hoffmann, Certified Specialist of Wine It’s no secret that Downtown Phoenix has been kissed by welcomed urbanization and significant transformation. The use of Adaptive Reuse Projects is plentiful and it is becoming a big draw for people to move downtown. Businesses are also gaining exposure from people in the suburbs. This […]

Dog-Eared Review: WISDOM


By Melanie Tighe – Arizona’s own Patrick Tylee takes sci-fi to another realm in this first book of his Wisdom series. His choice of the first person point of view from a clone is perfect for what has to be one of the most unique science fiction stories ever written. Filled with characters as alien […]

Male Call: Bring Out Your Inner Shrek


By James Roberts – Far be it from us to tell you to bring out your less attractive features on your dating profile, but a provocative TED talk suggests that maybe you should do just that. Now, we’re not talking about how you still live with your mother, how you view every other driver on […]

God Is Greater


By Paul Witkop – Discouragement is rampant these days. You could be in a very tough time right now…you or somebody close could be out of work…your finances might not be adding up…your marriage might be very broken…you might have medical challenges or even challenges with your parents or your children. None of us will […]

What Is Bajaro?


By Barbara Kaplan – For most people their home is a refuge – a place where they can forget about the outside world. A place that allows them to go within to create healing for the things they cannot control. This is what I refer to as a person’s “sacred space” or “healing environment.” Everyone […]

Take A Wildflower Walk At Spur Cross


  Area residents are invited to take a guided tour of what’s blooming in Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area throughout the month of April. Held each Friday in April from 8-10:30am, this easy walk will showcase some of the spectacular wildflowers found in the park and allow participants to explore the beauty of the conservation […]

Sunday A’Fair: Discover France


As part of its 2016-17 Discovery France Series, Scottsdale Arts presents OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures (France) Sunday, March 26, from 12-4pm. This special Sunday A’Fair event celebrates the cultures of France and Arizona in an afternoon of entertainment and interactive experiences. Visitors will enjoy music, dance and stories; arts-and-crafts by local artists; creative […]

Three-Day Feast For The Senses: Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival


Photos: Dan & Joi LaChaussee, glass artists, are featured artists at the 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival. The streets of Downtown Carefree will close March 17-19, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art at the 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine […]

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 […]

English Rose Hosts Beauty & The Beast Costume Tea Party


Just in time for the launch of Disney’s newest live action, big screen adaptation, the English Rose Tea Room invites residents to “be their guest” at a Beauty & The Beast Costume Tea Party, Sunday, April 2, from 3-5pm. Guests of all ages are encouraged to get into character, don costumes and celebrate the classic […]