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‘Unintended consequences’ at center of new report examining Airbnb, Vrbo homes

A new report issued by Scottsdale-based Elliot Pollack & Co. gives a no-holds-barred opinion of short-term rentals on Arizona’s community. The February report, developed by …
Crime Report

Paradise Valley police respond to incidents from burglary to trespassing

The Paradise Valley Police Department took the following incident reports from Feb. 18 through March 2:
Government

Paradise Valley building pad height amendment begins to solidify

The newest version of the proposed code amendment to align building pad heights received a proverbial head nod from the Paradise Valley Town Council, although more work on the matter remains, …
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Scottsdale, Paradise Valley officials seek short-term rental solutions

While the Arizona Legislature considers potential bills addressing short-term rentals, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley are doing all they can to push change and wrest local control from the hold …
Government

Recreational marijuana dispensaries not allowed in Town of Paradise Valley

The Paradise Valley Town Council voted unanimously to outlaw recreational marijuana dispensaries following zero objections from the public. The 7-0 vote was made on Feb. 25 during a Town Council …

SWCC announces winning name of mountain lion

Zuma is the winning name for the Name the Lion Contest hosted by Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale.
Government

Paradise Valley to vote on marijuana dispensary ban

The Town of Paradise Valley will host a public hearing, followed by a vote, to outlaw dispensaries selling recreational marijuana within municipal limits. The Paradise Valley Town Council will …
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Travel, tourism normalcy may be a long way off, Experience Scottsdale says

It may take until 2024 for the tourism industry to reach normalcy again, one local expert says, although Scottsdale’s local tourism sector is hopeful for a quicker return. Experience …
Opinion

Responsible tourism is critical to our state’s economy, and in the wake of COVID-19, we can’t afford to enact policies that would cripple recovery efforts. But Rep. Kavanagh has proposed …

If anything has shaped a theme for this school year, aside from the obvious of teaching and keeping school safe in a pandemic, it’s the phrase “the only constant is change.” All …
Living in Paradise
Business
Real Estate

‘The Villa’ sells for $9.5 million in Paradise Valley

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the February sale of a $9,500,000 estate in Paradise Valley procured by real estate agents Frank Aazami, Bill Bulaga, Thomas Scott and …
Movers & Shakers

New organization supporting women in leadership debuts in Scottsdale

The board of The Women’s Collective — also known as The WC — has announced the launch of a new nonprofit focusing on raising funds to support organizations that foster women in …
Business

Impact Gymnastics Academy relaunches Ninja zone, debuts baby program

IMPACT Gymnastics Academy in north central Phoenix has announced a relaunch of their popular Ninja Zone Program beginning March 1. Located at 7812 N. 12th Street, the gym owned by Samantha …
COVID-19

Local company unveils newly FDA-approved COVID-19 masks

Arizona-based Innonix Technologies USA has announced a new line of face masks, which includes the first FDA-approved anti-viral children’s mask to destroy viruses within minutes of contact with …
Fundraiser

Scottsdale homebuilder announces Million Meal March to combat hunger

Scottsdale-based Cullum Homes, the Valley’s leading luxury custom home builder, has announced Cullum Homes Million Meal March for St. Mary’s Food Bank.
Education

Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale is partnering with notMYkid to host the first Saints virtual 5K to help fund programs for teens coping with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

Superintendents of the Paradise Valley Unified School District and Scottsdale Unified School District recently thanked HonorHealth for offering vaccines to district employees.
Entertainment
The annual ride of the Hashknife Pony Express is among coveted Western Week events.

Scottsdale reinvents Western Week with new date, modifications

The city of Scottsdale has announced a new timeline for its annual Western Week celebration, which honors Old Town’s distinctive heritage, history, cultures and experiences.
The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel with artworks by (from left) Marnelle North, Elissa Nowacki, Brian Boner, Charmagne Vasquez Coe, Larry Willis, Keely Finucane.

Art Detour celebration lasts 33 days, adds new destinations

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has a mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, recently announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33.
Artist Charmagne Vasquez Coe often creates works in her home studio or en plein air, with her recent direction of art focusing on assemblage and abstract surrealism across many media.

Scottsdale’s Royse Contemporary presents: 'Contrails and Peripheries,' Feb.18-March 21

Royse Contemporary will present the solo exhibition of Charmagne Vasquez Coe, “Contrails and Peripheries,” which is titled after a large work completed in 2020.
Inspired by the work of Ballet Arizona choreographer and dancer Nayon Iovino’s work for ENERGY, a  performance of originals and classics from Ballet Arizona, is available for in-person performances Feb. 12-21 and online March 6.

Ballet Arizona ‘arabesques’ its ENERGY TikTok Challenge

Ballet Arizona and Goodmans Interior Structures have partnered for the ENERGY TikTok Challenge and fans can submit videos inspired by the February Performance of “ENERGY.”
Astronaut will open on Feb 6 at the Arizona Science Center.

Arizona Science Center lands new exhibit: Astronaut

An exhibition about what it’s like as a space explorer: Astronaut is set to open on Feb 6 at the Arizona Science Center.
INCA design of Leon Polk Smith

Heard Museum to debut Leon Polk Smith exhibition

A new original exhibition, Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight, which opens on Feb. 4, will be displayed through May 31 at the Heard Museum.

Independent Insiders Only: Season 1 of YourValley In The Know podcast

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net offers Season 1 of the YourValley In The Know podcast featuring cutting-edge reporting narratives, one-one-interviews and hyperlocal stories you can’t …
Dr. Jeff Hall

AAUW to host talk with director of Lowell Observatory

Join the American Association of University Women — Northwest Valley for a Zoom conversation Jan. 21 with Dr. Jeff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Carrying “the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound,” the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is led by funky heiress Camille Sledge with its 16-strong orchestra and musicians.

Herberger Theater to present 3 outdoor concerts in January

The Herberger Theater Center announces its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring three concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage.
Royal Palms Live Music & Classic Movie Series.

Royal Palms continues concerts, classic movies

Back by popular demand, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is extending its free Live Music & Classic Movie Series with local musicians, timeless films and the stunning views of Camelback Mountain.
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