Three Ways to Help Keep Kids Safe Around Water This Summer


By Kathryn M. Miller Summer is just around the corner and with it comes graduation parties, family get-togethers, holiday barbecues and, finally, back-to-school activities, and that means that distractions abound. When a swimming pool is added to the mix, summer fun can turn deadly — especially for young children. Drowning is the leading cause of […]

SMoW Exhibition Features Retrospective of Paul Calle Artwork


In celebration of this year’s 50th anniversary of NASA’s successful Apollo 11 mission, Smithsonian Affiliate, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (SMoW), opened a new exhibition Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon Feb. 19. This exhibition shares the rich artistry of Calle’s work documenting epic moments in American history […]

Supporting the Arts Never Tasted Better


2019 Burger Battle and more The Scottsdale League for the Arts, which was formed in 1978, is a nonprofit volunteer organization that support artists, arts programs and arts education by presenting food-oriented fundraising events throughout the year. The League awards all net funds raised to a variety of arts focused organizations through a grant program […]

Delicious Inspiration: 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge


  Click a photo to learn more about participating restaurants and their creative desserts. For the sixth year in a row, chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout Cookies — Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and […]

Gear Up for the Forty-Eighth Annual Scottsdale Auction


Rare and authentic domestic vehicles, authentic automobilia collectibles, one-of-a-kind supercars, some of the world’s most coveted ’60s to ’70s era custom vehicles… Barrett-Jackson will usher in a new year of high-octane auction action during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12–20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As in decades past, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions will […]

Prepare to be Dazzled!


Celebrate the Season in Scottsdale The City of Scottsdale’s annual month-long holiday extravaganza, Scottsdazzle, kicked off in late November with a holiday tree lighting, and continues through Dec. 22 with multiple signature events. The inaugural Feliz Navidad Fiesta event in Historic Old Town Saturday, Dec. 1, noon– 4pm, is free and will feature poinsettias for sale, unique […]

Igniting Change Through Engagement, Collaboration


Wildfire takes on poverty To better reflect a commitment to end poverty before it starts, the Arizona Community Action Association has changed its name to Wildfire: Igniting Community Action to End Poverty in Arizona. “What’s in a name? Everything. It reflects what we do, our vision and our mission,” said executive director Cynthia Zwick. “Wildfire better represents […]

Spooktacular Balloon Fest to Scare Up Thrilling Family Fun


Dozens of glowing hot air balloon rides, nightly firework shows, live music, 4,000 pounds of candy and more — the eighth annual Spooktacular Balloon Festival invites families to celebrate Halloween early Oct. 26–27. Children of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone, plus, dare to stroll […]

Celebrate All Things ‘Local’ at Arizona Fall Fest


Local First Arizona will once again celebrate everything local at its Arizona Fall Fest. The free, family-friendly celebration features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer and wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, the Arizona Fall Fest will have even more Arizona […]

Scottsdale Library Launches Wright Design Exhibit


Opening reception slated for Sept. 21 Valley residents are invited to learn more about the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright’s impact on Arizona architecture through Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona from Sept. 15 – Dec. 31 at the Gallery @ the Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard. “Frank Lloyd Wright […]