Phoenix Mayor Announces Public Safety Policy Meeting


Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has scheduled a July 2 policy meeting to discuss the issue of public safety.  This meeting comes just two weeks after the Community Listening Session at which Mayor Gallego assured residents that the city would come back with ideas within 30 days to address community concerns. At last week’s Phoenix City […]

Lauren Henschen Named Central Arts Alliance CEO


The Central Arts Alliance board of directors announced the appointment of Lauren Henschen as its new chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2019. Henschen was unanimously approved by the Central Arts Alliance (CAA) board and will oversee all Central Arts Alliance operations and programming, including Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center and the […]

Tavan, Mountainside Principals Named for 2019–20 School Year


New principals have been appointed to lead Tavan Elementary School in Phoenix and Mountainside Middle School in Scottsdale. Tavan assistant principal Julie Ballard will take over from longtime principal Margaret Serna, who moves to the administration side of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) as executive director of Title 1 Schools. Ballard has served as […]

PVSchools To Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Tax Increase


Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) announced the intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the governing board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The Paradise Valley Unified School District is proposing an […]

CCUSD To Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Tax Increase


Cave Creek Unified School District No. 93 (CCUSD) announced the intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The Cave Creek Unified School District is […]

Local Restaurant Hosts Sports Equipment Drive to Help Area Children in Need


Twin Peaks restaurant has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) for a summer sports equipment drive. From June 14 through Aug. 2, all three Valley Twin Peaks locations will support the need for sports equipment for local youth. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix hosts summer camps at […]

Enjoy a Summer Sunday at the Railroad Park


Photo courtesy of Experience Scottsdale Valley residents are invited to enjoy free concerts Sunday evenings, 7:30–9pm, through June 30 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. With a variety of local bands, and recently recognized as one of the best live music venues in Arizona by Best of American Towns, Sundays at The Railroad Park are the place […]

Get Ready for Some Good, Not-So-Clean Fun


The 44th Annual Mighty Mud Mania splashes into Chaparral Park Saturday, June 8, from 7am to noon. The event offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels. There are even non-muddy activities for those who prefer not to get muddy. The event includes “The Original Mud Obstacle Course,” a footrace for those […]

Abrazo Scottsdale To Hold Cereal Drive June 7-14


Drop off healthy cereal donations in hospital cafeteria Donations of healthy cereal to benefit local food banks will be accepted June 7–14 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 East Bell Road. Abrazo Health is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer. Abrazo’s Healthy […]

Public Safety Exercise in Downtown Phoenix


During the month of June, the Phoenix Police, Fire and Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management departments will be conducting public safety training exercises in the downtown Phoenix area near the Phoenix Convention Center. This first exercise will occur in the early morning Sunday, June 2. Residents in and around downtown Phoenix may see […]