North Valley Arts Academies To Host PHX Fine Arts Fest May 18


The North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) will host a PHX Fine Arts Fest Friday, May 18, from 4–8pm at Shadow Mountain High School. The festival is planned and led by student artists from the three NVAA schools — Desert Cove Elementary School, Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School — and includes artwork and […]

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons May 21–25


Start a new family tradition by learning how to keep kids safe in and around water during National Water Safety Month As part of National Water Safety Month, the Valley of the Sun YMCA will offer free swim lessons to the first 1,600 registrants at 13 Valley of the Sun YMCA branches the week of […]

Local High School String Quartet To Join Touring “Beatles vs. Stones” Show On Stage


When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to the Virginia G. Piper Theater May 10, Scottsdale’s Chaparral High School String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road […]

Music & Arts Opens New Location In Scottsdale — Grand Opening Event Planned


Music & Arts announced the unveiling of its newest musical instrument store and lessons facility, located in Scottsdale. The new store serves the residents of Scottsdale and surrounding cities by offering private and group lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories. Located in Scottsdale Fiesta, 10290-A North 90th Street in […]

Cave Creek Unified Superintendent’s Student Cadre Holds Blanket Drive


The Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) Superintendent’s Student Cadre meets monthly with Superintendent Debbi Burdick and is no stranger to service projects. For two years in a row, the students have conducted a sock drive for homeless senior citizens who frequent the Justa Center in Phoenix. A Cadre member makes the flyer and monitors collection […]

Desert Financial Announces Scholarship Program


Desert Financial Credit Union recently announced its 15th annual Community Service Scholarship Program to reward exceptional local high school seniors who have made notable charitable contributions to their communities over the past year while achieving excellent grades. In all, eight Desert Financial Community Service Scholarships will be granted totaling $30,000, including a grand prize $10,000 […]

The Horny Toad’s ‘Rock the Toad’ Announces Performers


The Horny Toad, Cave Creek’s oldest originally owned restaurant, will host an entertainment-filled, family-friendly day known as Rock the Toad Saturday, April 22, from 10am-3:30pm. The fun kicks off with music by the teen Rock the District program. Admission to the event is free. The gifted young performers who will entertain residents and visitors with […]

Foothills Academy Middle School To Hold Information Session


Foothills Academy Middle School will hold an information session Wednesday, April 5, at 5:30pm in the multipurpose room. Area sixth and seventh grade students and their parents are invited to attend the event in order to learn more about the school’s programs next year and beyond. Foothills Academy Middle School is located at 7191 East […]

Mayor Proclaims March 10 ‘Junior Citizen Science Day’ In Scottsdale


At a City Council meeting March 7, Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane proclaimed March 10, 2017 “Junior Citizen Science Day” in Scottsdale. The proclamation cited the many benefits of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and the impact of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Junior Citizen Science Festival. The Festival will be held from 9am-2pm Friday, […]

Scottsdale Students Make Valentine’s Day Cards For Homeless Veterans


Seventh graders at St. John XXIII Catholic School put their hearts into creating homemade Valentine’s Day cards for the veterans at Catholic Charities’ MANA House. The MANA House veterans are men who have experienced homelessness and usually lack any strong family ties or emotional support. The Valentine’s Day cards came at a time when many found […]