FUNDRAISER

Phoenix Art Museum’s The pARTy raises nearly $900,000

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Art Museum celebrated its annual fundraiser event, The pARTy, on January 28 with  nearly 250 people filling the Museum and raising almost $900,000, which will benefit the Museum’s exhibitions, education programs and vital operations.
SUSD

Legislative District 3 officials seek Scottsdale Unified superintendent removal

State Representatives Joseph Chaplik, R-Scottsdale, Alexander Kolodin, R-Scottsdale, and Senator John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, issued an open letter Feb. 1 to members of the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board condemning Superintendent Scott Menzel for offensive and hateful comments made in a 2019 interview. 

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Public Safety

Town of Paradise Valley leaders discuss ‘next generation 911’

Emergency calls to the local police department could receive a 21st century upgrade if Paradise Valley officials decide to move to a state-agency system in partnership with AT&T.
Planning Commission

Discussion on Mockingbird Lane sidewalk points to final approval

A potential sidewalk to be added to the east side of Mockingbird Lane is still in consideration as the Paradise Valley Planning Commission further reviewed its inclusion in the improvements from Lincoln to McDonald drives.
Community Events

Paradise Valley’s MLK Day event reaches 25th year

The Town of Paradise Valley and the Baha’is of Paradise Valley honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day with their packed celebration at Town Hall featuring speeches, awards, poignant discussions and jazz.
Community

Several MLK events to support Valley-wide

The city of Scottsdale is among the first municipalities in the Valley to kick off this year’s celebrations recognizing the sanctity of sacrifice and giving of oneself at its 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner.
Scholarship

Applications for Charros scholarships due Jan. 27

The Scottsdale Charros have a rich history of supporting education through programs based within the Scottsdale Unified School District as well as education and youth programs delivered through community-based nonprofits. 
Car show

Concours in the Hills car show assumed by Phoenix Children’s Hospital

One month before the ninth annual, record-breaking show, founder of Concours in the Hills, Peter Volny, announced Jan. 9 that he will be handing over the keys to the car show to Phoenix …
Construction

SRP draining, repairing Arizona Canal

Portions of the Arizona Canal on the north side of the Salt River will be drained over the next month for annual maintenance and construction activities and to address monsoon damage on segments of …
Water

Horizon Park grass converted in city’s effort to save water

In support of Scottsdale’s water conservation efforts, the Parks and Recreation Department recently finished converting three areas in Horizon Park from grass to a xeriscape landscape, which is …
Resort

Planning Commission readies for action on Andaz Resort improvements

For the third time, the Paradise Valley Planning Commission has reviewed and discussed Andaz Resort’s request to incorporate a nearby five-acre parcel and add 10 guest units and service …
Development

17 acres to be developed into subdivision in Paradise Valley

Mockingbird Vistas, Mummy Mountain Park and Bret Hills subdivisions in Paradise Valley can expect new neighbors. The Paradise Valley Planning Commission has unanimously approved a preliminary plat …
2023 Preview

Paradise Valley preps for three ‘Rs’ in 2023

As the new year approaches, Paradise Valley Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and Vice Mayor Anna Thomasson shared their thoughts and expectations of what council will face starting in January. …
Economy

Maricopa County sees mixed economic bag during 2022

The economic trends for Maricopa County this year is a mixed bag of good and bad news. Anubhav Bagley, regional analytics director with Maricopa Association of Governments, presented a report and …

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So, once again a bunch of educational terrorists are holding our community schools hostage. In a Jan. 26 press release from our LD3 State Representatives they stand “unanimously …

Congratulations to reelected town of Paradise, Valley Mayor, Jerry Bien-Willner. The Jan. 5 swearing in ceremony with a standing room only crowd of hundreds was testimony to his broad and deep …
The new year is a time to reflect on the previous year and plan for the year ahead. As we begin anew, we should give thought to policies, agreements or plans we have in place that may need …
The beginning of a new year is the time for both reflection and goal-setting. In Paradise Valley, we are fortunate to live in a unique community that preserves our special quality of life, committed …
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Charity

Arizona Helping Hands receives $90,000 donation

Arizona Helping Hands announced that Kia America has donated $90,000 to the nonprofit’s programs for foster children and kinship families.
New hire

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn appoints new general manager

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is welcoming Leo Percopo to the role of area general manager at the 453-room landmark resort set on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert terrain in …
Rentals

Airbnb props up safety standards for hosts, guests during Super Bowl week

With the Super Bowl just over two weeks away, short-term rental hosts and host platforms are getting ready for an onslaught of visitors. On Jan. 26, Airbnb is hosting a safety forum in Scottsdale …
New leadership

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona announces new CEO

Kentay Garvin has been announced as the new CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona. 
Car auction

Barrett-Jackson executives see demographics changing among car collectors

As the car collecting hobby evolves with technology, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company CEO Craig Jackson and President Steve Davis are aiming to attract younger generations into their love of …
Education

Students from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley at universities across the country have accomplished great strides in their educations by graduating and earning honors among other feats.

The second-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest, which launches Monday, Jan. 30, asks students from across Arizona to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job.
Entertainment
Irish Fountain Fest will be at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills on March 11.

Shamrock and roll to the Town of Fountain Hills for Irish Fountain Fest

To kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Town of Fountain Hills is shamrocking the hills with Irish Fountain Fest at Fountain Park on Saturday, March 11. The town’s 560-foot …

Super Bowl party round up: Drake, JJ Watt, Rick Ross, Allen Iverson a part of Valley events

From musical performances to private parties and fundraisers, several star-studded events are scheduled to take place around the Valley come Super Bowl weekend. Super Bowl LVII will take …
The “Retrospective of Fred Tieken” will open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, with a reception celebrating the life and art of Tieken, who passed away April 18, 2022.

‘Retrospective of Fred Tieken’ opens Feb. 2, at Royse Contemporary

Royse Contemporary will present, Feb. 2-27, the “Retrospective of Fred Tieken,” featuring a broad selection of his work throughout his artistic career, concluding with his final works never before exhibited.

Barrett-Jackson to auction 5 charity vehicles at 2023 Scottsdale Auction

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction five charity vehicles during its 2023 Scottsdale auction, Jan. 21-29 at WestWorld. Each charity vehicle will cross …
The Giving Fund's Big Game Big Give celebration will be held on Feb. 11 at Dr. Pablo Prichard's Paradise Valley estate.

Big Game Big Give to be held at Paradise Valley residence

The Giving Back Fund will present Big Game Big Give on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m., when the star-studded charity party returns to the Valley of the Sun
One of The Holland Center's offerings this month is an open art studio.

Holland Center releases January lifelong learning schedule

The Holland Center in Scottsdale, which aims to enrich the community through arts, education and community services, has released its schedule of lifelong learning classes for January.
MusicaNova Orchestra will perform “Winter Journey and The Inextinguishable Symphony” Jan. 22 in Scottsdale.

Orchestra teams up to present ‘Winter Journey’ in Scottsdale

MusicaNova Orchestra is teaming up with NPR’s Martin Goldsmith and Scottsdale Center for the Arts for a special concert.
Nicole Royse of Royse Contemporary is hosting a special artist reception for the “Consideration of Color” exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 8 in the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6.

Royse Contemporary to hold artist reception Thursday, Dec. 8

Royse Contemporary will host a special artist reception for the “Consideration of Color” exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6.
Hanukkah calendar of events at Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

Nightly Menorah lighting for Chanukah held in Carefree

With the start of Hanukkah on Dec. 18, there will be eight nights of Menorah lighting at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Carefree. These eight Menorah lighting events will begin at 5:30 p.m. …
The solo show of artwork by local artist Dan Pederson.

Solo exhibition ‘Pederson’ to debut at The Walter Art Gallery

The Walter Art Gallery will present “Pederson,” which opens on Dec. 16, with an artist’s reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 6425 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale.
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