Endless Summer: Slip Away For A World-Class Daycation


By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s August, which means back to school for many families and the end of summer travel for others. But back to reality doesn’t have to mean an end to summer fun, especially for those lucky enough to call the Valley home — there are months of warm weather ahead and […]

Chill Out This Summer With Live & Local Fridays


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series will open July 28 with a performance by the Latin blues band Los Morenos in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, and with the experimental jazz quartet House of Stairs in Stage 2. The expanded Live & Local Fridays lineup will showcase 10 […]

Cold Brew, Pizza & Drams — Oh, My!


3 ways to celebrate foodie fathers in June Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, so in honor of dear old Dad, we’ve found three ways to treat the foodie fathers out there. Whether he’s a coffee fanatic, savors a good scotch or just wants to grab a slice of pie (pizza that is!) with the […]

Arizona Restaurant Week Celebrates Ten Years


The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is celebrating a decade of delicious this year with its 10th annual ARW this Fall. What began as a yearly weeklong celebration has now grown into a bi-annual 10-day foodie extravaganza. The 2017 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off 10 days of dining, May 19-28, with more than 150 participating restaurants showcasing three-course, prix-fixe meals for $33 or $44 per person. In […]

Wine, Dine & Taste The Best Arizona Has To Offer


From world-class cuisine to some of the globe’s best wine lists, Arizona’s resorts have what it takes to attract over 36 million travelers annually, and that is what the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association celebrates with its annual AZ Wine & Dine festival. This premier gathering of hoteliers, business leaders and food connoisseurs provides a […]

Arizona Ups Its Ballgame


Cactus League & NCAA come to the Valley By Kathryn M. Miller ~ The crack of the bat, the smell of fresh-mowed grass, the warmth of the Arizona sun – it’s Cactus League spring training time once again in the Valley. With a combination of beautiful weather and visiting Major League Baseball teams, spring in […]

My Foodie Valentine:


Valley festivals abound By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s February, and love is in the air. However, it’s not cupid’s arrow that is hitting its mark, but rather purveyors of all things food and drink who are sending a delectable love letter to Valley foodies – so get ready to celebrate the delicious diversity that […]

Car Show Generates Excitement – Economic Boon


Russo and Steele returns to Scottsdale Following 16 consecutive years as a staple of Arizona’s legendary collector car week, Russo and Steele is moving to a new North Scottsdale home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (www.saltriverfields.com). The annual event returns to Scottsdale January 18-22 and bring their well-established “auction in the round” formula with […]

Phoenix Fruit Tree Program Has Deep Roots


Greg Peterson, owner of The Urban Farm, wants to help the Valley become more sustainable – one fruit tree at a time. As part of its annual Fruit Tree Program, The Urban Farm is gearing up for its fruit tree pop-up nursery events, with thousands of trees set to arrive in Phoenix this month. Residents […]

Finding Healing Through Artistic Expression


Free Arts facilitates children’s wellbeing Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona has been selected as a “Pioneer of Children’s Wellbeing” by the social change-focused organization Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of the project, according to Ashoka Changemakers, is to “work with thought leaders, influencers and one another to break down […]