Police

Home broken into in Paradise Valley

On Sept. 16 at 8:13 p.m., the Paradise Valley Police Department was dispatched to a report of a residential burglary from the 6700 block of North Desert Fairways Drive. A window to the residence was …
Academics

Over 50 Northeast Valley students qualify as National Merit semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 58 students from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley schools.

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2022 Elections

Q&A: Get to know the State Representative candidates for Legislative District 4

There are three candidates seeking election to the House of Representatives for Legislative District 4: Laura Terech, D-Scottsdale; Matt Gress, R-Phoenix; and Maria Syms, R-Paradise …
2022 Elections

Q&A: Get to know the Arizona Senate candidates for Legislative District 4

Scottsdale school teacher Christine Marsh, D-Phoenix, is facing off against Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix, for the state senator seat in Legislative District 4.
Government

Cell phone coverage returns to council purview as Paradise Valley recommits to improving coverage

“Can you hear me now?” It’s an outdated cell phone commercial but a lingering question within the Town of Paradise Valley all these years later, where gaps in cell phone coverage …
Town Council

Paradise Valley approves purchase of several police radios

The Town of Paradise Valley recently authorized during a Sept. 8 meeting an agreement with Motorola Solutions for the purchase of police radios, which are used by officers regularly as a primary …
Development

Paradise Valley council takes first look at Andaz Resort's newest plans

Paradise Valley Town Council kicked off its fall session Sept. 8 with a discussion about a new resort development proposal. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is seeking approval to develop …

September proclaimed National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner proclaimed on Sept. 8 the month of September to be National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The town is invited to celebrate this momentous occasion and …
Development

Andaz Resort applies to add stand-alone guest units on vacant 5 acres

At Thursday’s meeting, the Paradise Valley Town Council will be taking its first look at Andaz Scottsdale Resort’s development proposal. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is …
Hiking

Camelback Mountain’s popular hiking trail set to reopen after 2 years

Cholla Trail, a popular hike to the summit of Camelback Mountain, has been closed for renovation since March 2020 and is now scheduled to open by the end of September. An exact date has not yet …
Community News

Paradise Valley mayor, councilors recognized for years of service

Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and Council Members Paul Dembow and Mark Stanton were recognized for their years service on Sept. 1 at the 2022 Annual Arizona League of Cities and Towns Conference.
Safety

Paradise Valley school zones receive new speed radar boxes

The Paradise Valley Police Department has deployed new speed radar boxes around school zone areas. The new radar boxes went into effect on Sept. 1. “Look out for our children and keep …
Town Hall

This fall: What to expect from Paradise Valley municipal meetings

Paradise Valley’s government is nearing its return from summer break and town staff is preparing for a productive fall. It is not uncommon for local governments to experience a slow down …
Courts

Scottsdale Unified settles federal lawsuit with former teacher

The Scottsdale Unified School district settled a lawsuit with former elementary school teacher Brooke Schneider, who had alleged she was intimidated and retaliated against in a federal lawsuit. On …

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In October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month brings into focus three indisputable truths about the internet. One, it is an incredible resource that offers a universe of opportunities to …

Old guys have a tendency to talk about the past. I could talk about being a PTA president or serving on the SUSD Governing Board or serving on the Scottsdale Human Services Commission or even talking …
People in Scottsdale who know me know that I am a strong advocate for public schools. Yet I don’t have any kids in the SUSD school system. Why do I care so much about public education when …
My time as a student in the Scottsdale Unified School District is best defined by one word: opportunity. When considering my peers’ varying paths to MIT, the common thread is undoubtedly the …
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Arizona Small Business Association partners with CyberCatch

CyberCatch announced with the Arizona Small Business Association a strategic partnership to enable Arizona’s small businesses to quickly and easily implement necessary cybersecurity controls …

Phoenix Children’s patients and parents hosted at Diamondbacks game

MJ Insurance, a leading risk management and employee benefits agency for more than 50 years, hosted Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients and their families at Chase Field as part of its MJ …
Commercial Real Estate

New York firm purchases Paradise Village Office Park for $43M

Paradise Village Office Park, a five-story Class A office building in Phoenix, has been purchased by New York-based real estate firm Time Equities, Inc. Time Equities purchased the …
Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie builds leadership team

The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie has announced the appointment of its leadership team under the guidance of General Manager Steven Szenasi ahead of the resort’s 2023 …
Real Estate

Joan Levinson repeats as 'No. 1 Individual Real Estate Agent'

With a remarkable $348 million in annual sales, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale luxury real estate expert Joan Levinson shattered her own records and was again named the #1 Individual Real Estate …
Education

This fall’s incoming first-year class at the University of Iowa — a group that includes Lily Langford of Paradise Valley, who plans to pursue a degree in human physiology — has topped previous records with an average high school GPA of 3.82.

The U.S. Department of Education named Scottsdale Unified School District’s Cherokee Elementary School a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School on Sept. 16.
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‘World-famous’ Scottsdale Polo Championships descends on WestWorld Nov. 5

Grab your champagne flutes and elegant party attire — the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships is soon returning, transforming WestWorld into a classy, equestrian day with much fanfare. The …
A look at the 2018 Legacy Concert.

Legacy Concert unites Orpheus Male Chorus, Phoenix Children’s Chorus

The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix and the award-winning Phoenix Children’s Chorus (PCC) continue their Legacy Concert Series for a program of multi-generational singing featuring individual performances from both ensembles.
Royse Contemporary is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a diverse collection of original artwork in various mediums.

Royse Contemporary extends ‘Summer Spectacular’ through Sept. 25

Scottsdale's Royse Contemporary is showcasing its annual “Summer Spectacular” group exhibition, through Sept. 25, featuring a stable of artists and several special guest artists
From left, Jeffrey Middleton, Taylor McGlone, Tom Mangum and Scott Ricafort star in “Little Shop of Horrors” now through Sept. 25.

‘Little Shop’ playing now at Fountain Hills Theater

The Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical “Little Shop of Horrors” is playing in Fountain Hills.

New visual art exhibits on display at Shemer Art Center

Two new visual art exhibitions are opening at the Shemer Art Center Aug. 31–Oct. 27. Geometric Repetitions, an exhibition juried by Matt Magee, features artwork created by 37 Arizona …

Arizona Coyotes star to make polo debut at 11th annual Scottsdale Polo Championships

Former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan will join the long list of great players who have taken to the field during The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort. …

Childhelp plans ‘trick or trot’ family fun run

Scottsdale-based nonprofit organization, Childhelp, is hosting a family-friendly event this October to raise funds for abused and neglected children. Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, the …

Meet the Artist: Nicole Fasula of Brightside Studios

Meet Phoenix artist Nicole Fasula, who is working with Brightside Studios, a large studio in central Phoenix developed to be a fun, safe and productive workspace for creatives in the …
Scottsdale's The Thumb opens a new public market on Aug. 21,

The Thumb opens outdoor public market

Beginning Aug. 21, every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, The Thumb in Scottsdale will host a big, outdoor public market.

Special live podcast event in Scottsdale Aug. 2

PodPopuli, the full-service retail podcast experience located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, is thrilled to be presenting its second Pod-A-Palooza, a unique live event featuring eight popular …
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