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Summer heat tips for pets and their owners

As Phoenix nears a full month of excessive heat warnings, pavement and contact burns are ticking up in emergency rooms and veterinary clinics around the Valley. As pavement, asphalt and even …
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VPC pastor to teach ‘Politics, Polarization & Peacemaking’

This fall, Valley Presbyterian Church will offer “Politics, Polarization, & Preacemaking with Pastor David Joynt.” The class will be held 6–7 p.m. every Wednesday from …
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Scottsdale Community Partners continues back to school program

Each year, Scottsdale Community Partners and the city of Scottsdale provide essential school supplies, clothing and more to around 1,000 Scottsdale-based students through the Vista del Camino Center …

Local Boy Scouts troop active at 3 camps this summer

Boy Scouts Troop 441 traveled to three camps in and out of state this summer, teaching the boys well-rounded life skills. Troop 441 has 45 registered scouts who meet at Valley Presbyterian …

Primary election information for Paradise Valley

The Primary Election date for Arizona is just weeks away and there are a lot of dates and information to consider for those wanting to vote. Election Day is Tuesday, July 30, and those on the …

Plan to protect pets in event of fire

July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day, so here are some safety guidelines to follow shared by the Town of Paradise Valley in the Town Manager’s Weekly Update. Extinguish open flames. …

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Taste the growth of Arizona’s wine tourism in Scottsdale area

We’d like to invite our readers to submit their civil comments, pro or con, on this issue. Email AZOpinions@iniusa.org. MacKenzie Brower can be reached at mbrower@iniusa.org.

First town marshal reflects on Paradise Valley’s incorporation

Because there are no historical documents about what led up to the Town of Paradise Valley’s incorporation in 1961, that information is now dependent upon the anecdotes and interviews of the …

Childhelp fundraises with ‘25 Men Who Think They Can Cook’

Celebrity chefs recently went head-to-head in a culinary challenge in the name of fundraising for and increasing attention to the child abuse epidemic. Founded in 1959 by Paradise Valley …


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Goldberg: Real Intelligence (R.I.) starts early

With Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) taking center stage these days, it is important not to forget about Real Intelligence (R.I.). Remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” Now it …

Lentz: Dependable, responsible and trustworthy

We support Mark Stanton as the next mayor of Paradise Valley. Mark loves his family, his community and his friends. He is there to handle whatever is needed. In other words, he …

Strano: I support Hamway as our mayor

My name is Rosario Strano. I met the love of my life, Judy Loker, in 2001. I moved to Arizona shortly thereafter, and we married in 2004 and began our life together. Unfortunately, our …

Hunter: Anna Thomasson has done the heavy lifting

Anna Thomasson is our choice for mayor of Paradise Valley. She stands out among the other candidates for several reasons, especially her demonstrated record of achievement at the state …

Crowley: Anna Thomasson will protect our town

My husband Dan and I have lived in the town for over 40 years, and we have watched many mayors serve Paradise Valley. We will be voting for Anna Thomasson for our next mayor because she is a leader …
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Knitting for a Purpose meets to perform their mitzvah, a commandment from God or good deed from religious duty.

Temple Solel Knitting for a Purpose meets July 10

All knitting enthusiasts are called to join Temple Solel of Paradise Valley’s knitting group next Wednesday, July 10 in the Temple Solel library to put their skills to use. The Knitting …
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain has a summer wine special of half-priced bottles at elements and jade bar Sunday–Thursday until Sept. 15.

Beat the heat with experiences at Paradise Valley's Sanctuary resort

Summer is happening at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa. Every Friday starting at 7 p.m., kick off the weekend with cocktails and live music from a rotating cast …
Barrett-Jackson returns to Scottsdale for the single-day Future Collector Car Show. The event is Sunday, Oct. 13, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson returns to Scottsdale for fall auction

The national leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events returns this fall to show off more than 200 vehicles in its single-day Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) at WestWorld of …
Mountain Shadows Resort is located at 5445 E. Lincoln Drive.

Beat the heat with experiences at Paradise Valley's Mountain Shadows

Each of the nine resorts in the Town of Paradise Valley has curated experiences and activities for a staycation this summer. Mountain Shadows Resort has curated experiences perfect for …
A 1967 Lamborghini Miura won Best of Show post-war in the 2024 Concours

Arizona Concours d’Elegance seeks vehicle entries

The 2025 Arizona Concours d’Elegance is seeking rare, exquisite and historically significant automobiles for entry in the acclaimed show and competition, which returns for the third year to the …

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