Spring Production Success For Tesseract


NORTHEAST PHOENIX – Tesseract School held its Middle School spring production of Once Upon a Mattress, an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fable The Princess and The Pea, May 17-19 at the Paradise Valley Community College Center for Performing Arts. Tesseract students between grades five-eight held three evening performances and one matinee, which featured a […]

Non-Profits Reach New Heights


Community health grant gives assist By Kathryn M. Miller – It has been a tough couple of years economically, and there is no doubt that non-profits have taken a hit. For many communities, cuts to health and wellness programs have exacerbated the issue. Fortunately, there is a bright spot on the horizon. Maricopa County charities […]

AZ Spring Restaurant Week


By Katherine Koenig – Celebrating local fare in a big way, the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) kicks off its 2nd Annual Spring Restaurant Week May 19-27. Now’s the perfect time to try those restaurants that have been on your wish list. Enjoy top Valley dishes, from fine dining to casual fare, at some of the […]

Failing To Protect The Children


Public water safety campaigns still not enough By Katherine Koenig – Despite major communitywide efforts and media campaigns over the past decade, drowning prevention efforts in the Valley haven’t significantly lowered the numbers of drownings and near drownings each year. Careless supervision coupled with a lack of any pool barrier or faulty pool barriers top the list. […]