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.

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.


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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

The Arizona Wedding Show returns to Phoenix Jan. 7–8

The Arizona Wedding Show, a prominent event and wedding show in the state, returns to the Phoenix Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The Arizona …

Man arrested, charged with assault in Paradise Valley

Editor’s Note: This column, prepared by Paradise Valley Police Department, lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Arrested persons listed here who are later found not guilty …

Paradise Valley residents, council see tension on Mockingbird Lane sidewalk issue

A final decision on Mockingbird Lane improvements has been put off again after an extensive discussion at Paradise Valley Town Council’s meeting Dec. 8. One of the action items at the …
Community news

Former Paradise Valley mayor David Hann passes away

Former Paradise Valley council member and mayor James David Hann died in September at the age of 91. His family is hosting a celebration of his life on Jan. 7 at The Church of the Beatitudes.


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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 …
I want to thank the residents of Paradise Valley for allowing me serve on Town Council for the last 12 years. I’m proud of my service and I know that the town is in a better place than when I …
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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. 

Silver Sky is unveiled as new Paradise Valley luxury home community

Scottsdale-based luxury home developer, Silver Sky Development, has announced a new custom-home enclave, Silver Sky, which is a 17-acre community approved by the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission.
New Hire

Schmidt joins notMYkid as its new chief development officer

The nonprofit, notMYkid, has announced Amanda Schmidt as its new chief development officer who will lead fundraising efforts to help expand access to youth mental health and launch the organization’s integrated capital campaign.
Real Estate

Paradise Valley estate sells for $12 million

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the $12 million sale of 6659 E. Indian Bend Road in Paradise …
Real estate

Phoenix REALTORS recaps year of transition for residential real estate

From significant gains to an anticipated tempering, a lot has happened in the residential real estate market over the course of 2022. That’s according to a report based on the most recent …

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.

Entering the second semester of the 2022-23 school year, Scottsdale Unified School District examines how it’s been taking actions and aligning itself with the goals outlined in its strategic plan. 

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.
Nicole Royse of Royse Contemporary in the Scottsdale Arts District at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6.

‘Consideration of Color’ to open at Royse Contemporary

“Consideration of Color,” a group exhibition examining color, will be on display from Dec. 1 to Jan. 8, 2023, at Royse Contemporary in the Scottsdale Arts District at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6.
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