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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
News

Paradise Valley police ‘stamp’ mail theft, make drug arrest

Paradise Valley Police Department officers responded to a reported suspicious vehicle at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, in the area of 6400 E. Maverick Road.
Government

Paradise Valley CFO takes new Yuma job

Paradise Valley’s Chief Financial Officer, Douglas Allen, has been offered and accepted a new position with the city of Yuma. Allen has been with the Town of Paradise Valley for the past few …
Subscriber Exlcusive

Phoenix, Arizona tourism jobs struggle to return

Panoramic canyon sights at Grand Canyon National Park and the glitz and glow of Scottsdale nights didn’t suffer devastating economic blows during the pandemic. In fact, tourism in the Grand …
Subscriber Exclusive

McLaren Scottsdale seeks city’s approval for a new spot

Drivers, start your engines because McLaren Scottsdale is hoping to move its showroom to a new location off Hayden Road. Owner Mike Ward, listed as BA Elk Grove LLC on documents filed with the …
Subscriber Exclusive

Police: Probable cause found to charge Paradise Valley councilman with theft

Scottsdale detectives have found probable cause to file charges against Paradise Valley Town Councilman Paul Dembow for theft, a police report shows. A July 1 Scottsdale Police Department …
Subscriber Exclusive

Mowry family says goodbye to Scottsdale’s ‘oldest oak tree’

Physical and sentimental roots of Scottsdale are being removed this week, as a large 80-year-old oak tree at the Mowry’s former family home in Old Town is being cut down. Known unofficially …
Subscriber Exclusive

New short-term rental enforcement efforts brought forward by Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s short-term rental task force has identified a handful of ways to strengthen legal enforcement and tracking of vacation homes. On June 1, the Scottsdale City Council voted …
Movers & shakers

Photojournalist Grainey earns national recognition

Photojournalist Arianna Grainey, a Queen Creek resident, took first place in “Shoot Like Shirley,” a contest for sports photography shot by women under the age of 30. Grainey serves as …
Subscriber Exclusive

Paradise Valley official accused of stealing memorial cross

A video showing a man pulling a cross from a memorial site in Paradise Valley is now in the hands of the Scottsdale Police Department as allegations swirl the man is an elected member of Paradise …
Community

Planning Commission holds summer work sessions for general plan update

The Town of Paradise Valley is updating its general plan, a long-range document that helps guide decision-making regarding growth, development and the quality of life over the next 20 years. …
Opinion

Our world is slowly returning to normal as more Arizonans become vaccinated and restrictions start to lift. Now it is time to catch up on critical health screenings and preventive health visits that …

Back to school/work is here with a mixture of excitement and hesitation as we return to face-to-face interactions. It behooves us, therefore, to equip our bodies with the best strategies to stay …
Living in Paradise
Business
Movers & Shakers

Barrett-Jackson’s latest purchase expands Scottsdale auto group

Barrett-Jackson Holdings, the parent company of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, has announced the acquisition of the Phoenix-based Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties …
Real Estate

Launch Real Estate adds partner, opens north Scottsdale office

Launch Real Estate, a luxury real estate brokerage in Arizona, has announced adding a high profile partner and opening a new office in north Scottsdale. Julie Pelle, co-founder of PR Partners, …
Business

Averzion: Valley duo brings one-of-a-kind scorpion barrier to market

Impenetrable. Unbreakable. Protected. “The product is what we call a physical pest barrier in the world of pest control, and they call it integrated pest management,” said Tony …
Subscriber Exclusive

Anatomy of the Sale: Scottsdale Plaza Resort sells for $90M

One of the Town of Paradise Valley’s premier resorts sold for more than $90 million last week, and two of the brokers are offering insight into the hefty sale of Scottsdale Plaza Resort. On …
Real estate

Paradise Valley resort sells

Lee & Associates has announced the landmark sale of The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, LLC, for $90.75 million. The buyer is a partnership between Highgate, a leading hospitality investment and …
Education

The Arizona Educational Foundation has announced 10 candidates considered for the 2022 Arizona Teacher of the Year Award and Saguaro High School Social Sciences teacher Ashley Crose is on the list.

Embarking on its 125th anniversary, the Scottsdale Unified School District has come a long way from teaching eight children in someone’s home to officially forming the district with 14 pupils and then building its first school.
Entertainment

Scottsdale mall to hold annual back-to-school fashion show

Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road., will help students go back to school looking their best with a fashion show from 12-3 p.m. in the Palm Court on Aug. 7.
The resort-style luxury Paradise Valley home will display nine paintings by D.H. Lawrence seized by Scotland Yard almost a century ago.

‘Forbidden’ DH. Lawrence Art to be shown at Paradise Valley estate

Beginning on Aug. 16, the resort-style luxury Paradise Valley home will display nine paintings by D.H. Lawrence seized by Scotland Yard almost a century ago from a London art gallery at a ticketed event inside the home.
Fabric Painting a Tote Bag is 1 – 3 p.m., Friday, July 23.

Arizona Opera costume shop announces public summer masterclasses

Arizona Opera’s Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop team is offering the public a creative outlet with its summer costume shop masterclasses.

Newnam paints Desert Ridge mural amid 50-state project

• My name is: Kayla Newnam • I live in: Phoenix, AZ • I create: Large-scale outdoor and indoor murals, paintings, pop-up cards, puzzles and anything else creative that seems fun …

Fountain Hills Theater announces 4 concerts

“The Sizzlin’ Summer Weekend Music Festival” performances will be July 16-18 at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web on June 25-July 11on the DST Mainstage.

Desert Stages Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s ‘Spider’s Web’

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web on the DST Mainstage on Friday, June 25 through Sunday, July 11.
“Everything Belongs to the Sun” exhibition will be displayed at Royse Contemporary, through July 4, showcasing the last painting collection of Daniel Shepherd.

Royse Contemporary shows Phoenix artist’s ‘Everything Belongs to the Sun’

“Everything Belongs to the Sun” exhibition will be displayed at Royse Contemporary, through July 4, showcasing the last painting collection of Daniel Shepherd.
Rock star Alice Cooper’s multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol is expected to fetch between $2.5 and $4.5 million, could become Arizona’s highest selling artwork when auctioned at the 2021 Fall Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 23.

View rocker Alice Cooper’s prized Andy Warhol ‘Little Electric Chair’ at Larsen Gallery, June 24

For the first time in Scottsdale since consigning rock star Alice Cooper’s multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol, the public has an opportunity to view the famous piece of art.
Madison Center for the Arts, announces the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, 5601 N 16th St., Phoenix.

The Gallery at The Madison to open in Phoenix

A new performing arts venue in Phoenix, Madison Center for the Arts, announces the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, which is an art exhibition featuring pieces by local artists.
Row 1 from left: Cydnei Mallory, “Six Evolve I,” 2018; Estephania Gonzalez, “Nantli Cemanahuatl,” 2019; Mia B Adams, “Unruly,” 2021; and Lena Klett, “Untitled Shrine (for dirt clod),” 2021. Row 2 from left: Vincent Chung, “bitter wind to hold my shaky hands,” 2021; Merryn Omotayo Alaka, “America(nah),” 2019; Papay Solomon, “Heavy (Weight) – Benjamin Gasinga Gaspard – Rwanda,” 2019; and Brianna Noble, “The One,” 2021. Row 2 from left: Lily Reeves, “Where Are We,” 2020; Sam Frésquez, “The First First Responder,” 2019; and Steffi Faircloth, “Untitled,” 2021.

'Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists’ opens this fall at SMoCA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents works by emerging Phoenix-based artists in a group show entitled, “Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists.”
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