Lovebirds in Paradise

By Jess Moran ~ It’s officially spring, and along with blooming wildflowers, Valley residents may discover a little extra color around their neighborhood – bright and beautiful lovebirds. The tiny parrots, like most Arizonans, hail from other places (Africa for the little birds) but have settled comfortably around Phoenix. Greg Clark, of Wild at Heart, […]

36th Annual Paradise Valley Jazz Party

The Paradise Valley Jazz Party, one of the longest running jazz events in the world, will feature top-level musicians from across the nation on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, performing at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort in Scottsdale. The weekend party was started in 1978 by Don Z. Miller and his late wife, Sue. During the […]

Valley Housing Shortage By Spring?

By Katherine Koenig – While many real estate industry experts forecast continued recovery in the 2013 housing market, the dwindling supply of Valley homes for sale continues to make news. In 2012, Phoenix median home prices increased more than any other U.S. market on a year-over-year basis. Trulia housing data highlighted Phoenix as one of the […]


World class events headed to Valley Residents and visitors alike are gearing up for high end car auctions, fine art and wine festivals and world class sporting events this month. The 42nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auto auction begins January and will offer over 1,000 collectibles including the 1966 original ‘Batmobile’. “With the caliber of vehicles […]

Give HOPE This Season: Contribute Through Tax Credits

By Katherine Koenig – It’s the perfect time to give right now – Arizona taxpayers can receive a tax credit by just by making donations to local charities or schools. To qualify, most donations (except private school contributions) must be made in the same year as the tax year, in other words, by December 31. […]

Fall for the Arts

Don’t miss Scottsdale’s inaugural celebration as one of the most significant cultural destinations in the country. Fall for the Arts, slated for November 8-11, will celebrate Scottsdale’s museums, art galleries, performance spaces and more. See story in ARTS on page 49.

Keep Your Business Safe: Scottsdale Business Safety Programs Offered

Did you know that the City of Scottsdale offers a number of free security services to local business owners? Scottsdale’s Citizen & Neighborhood Resources Department offers training, security surveys, and proactive problem solving business owners’ safety concerns. Business Security Surveys This is a free service offered to any Scottsdale business to check business owners: Lights […]

27th Annual Sterling Awards

The ‘best of the best’ in Scottsdale The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Sterling Awards honorees will be announced at a gala luncheon on Tuesday, November 13, at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale. “For 27 years, the Chamber has presented these prestigious awards to deserving companies from within our membership,” says Eric Larson, […]

Sustainable Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale continues to show a strong commitment to sustainable strategies, recently earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification for its Cactus Acres and Eldorado Park Fire Stations. Cactus Acres will achieve 58 percent energy savings compared to a typical new building and Eldorado Park will hit 47 percent savings. Learn […]

Don’t Miss! Scottsdale International Film Festival

The 12th annual Scottsdale International Film Festival will be held October 5-12. This year’s line-up reveals a blend of films to satisfy a broad range of interests and tastes – from smaller films for the daring cineaste to more mainstream films that reveal the burgeoning of the commercial market. Find a colorful mix of film genres […]