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Paradise Valley News

Short-term rental units sprout up in Phoenix as demand from visitors increases

Phoenix visitors looking for more affordable alternatives to hotels have led landlords to convert their apartment complexes and homes into short-term rentals with companies like Airbnb facilitating …

SmokeTree Resort leaves certain components behind as second round of municipal deliberations loom

After receiving a proverbial thumbs down on redevelopment plans, SmokeTree Resort has returned to Paradise Valley officials with a renewed request for a special use permit amendment. In an effort …

Paradise Valley police arrest Scottsdale man for evading, reckless driving

The Paradise Valley Police Department arrested a Scottsdale man for myriad charges, including evading and reckless driving.

Super Bowl Host Committee has eyes for the Town of Paradise Valley

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is seeking to court the Town of Paradise Valley, as it lays the groundwork for the National Football League’s ultimate game in 2023. Kyle Hedstrom, the …

Fire officials: This may not be the year to fry a turkey

Turkeys are for sale, Christmas tree lots are popping up around the Valley and emergency medical technicians are hoping Phoenicians practice safe habits this holiday season, Phoenix Fire Department …
Opinion

It’s the time of year when gift-giving is driven more by motivation than obligation. Beyond the heart-warming celebratory gatherings of friends and family, it’s the time of year when nonprofit …

Business

Hundreds attend Abrazo Scottsdale surgical robotics event

Hundreds of community members attended an open house showcasing surgical robotics at the Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

Danley, Jacobson represent buyer in record home sale

Realtors Walt Danley and Catherine Jacobson of Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate represented the buyer in the purchase of a $19.25 million estate in Paradise Valley, notably the highest-priced home sale in Arizona history.

Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts 11th Annual Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the holiday season, as well as the celebration of their 40th anniversary, by …

Experience Matters board of directors elects five new members

Five business, education and community leaders have been elected to three-year terms on the Experience Matters board of directors. “As Experience Matters expands its reach and impact in the …

The Salvation Army introduces digital ‘Kettle Pay’ option

Red Kettles offer digital donation capabilities such as Apple Pay and Google Pay now to accommodate America’s move toward a cashless society.
Education

The Arizona School Boards Association, the education association for Arizona’s nearly 250 public school districts, has named Sheila Harrison-Williams as the new executive director to start on Jan. 1, 2020.

Entertainment
Arizona Masterworks Chorale

Arizona Masterworks Chorale presents Christmas sing-a-long

Arizona Masterworks Chorale presents Amahl and the Night Visitors Christmas sing-a-long and more Christmas tunes, 3 p.m. on Sunday, …

A blast and a half: The Brightside pursues new opportunities following release of Red Room

In a bedroom much like any other, guitarist Jesse Moran, drummer Nicolas “Nick” Luthi and lead singer Jacob Moran’s pixelated …

Heard Museum features ‘Maria Hupfield: Nine Years Towards the Sun’

The Heard Museum’s newest exhibition: “Maria Hupfield: Nine Years Towards the Sun” opens with free admission on First Friday at …
Valley Youth Theatre opens 24th Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

VYT to open 24th production of A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail

Valley Youth Theatre opens its 24th production of A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at Valley Youth Theatre, …
"A Christmas Carol: The Musical" will take the stage at Fountain Hills Theater Dec. 6 and will run through Dec. 22.

‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical’ comes to Fountain Hills

The Fountain Hills Theater recently announced the return of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.”