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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
News
An extraordinary demand

Paradise Valley, Scottsdale resorts experience sudden March rush

In what appears to be an unexpected rush of visitors, the resorts in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale were full during March, with one Camelback Mountain resort reporting record-breaking revenues. …
Community

Paradise Valley officer selected to carry ‘Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics 2022

Paradise Valley Police Department Community Resource Officer Steven McGhee has been selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team, serving as a Guardian of the Flame as he runs with the Flame of …
Subscriber Exclusive

SB 1379 not good enough for Scottsdale, Paradise Valley officials

Arizona legislators voted down Senate Bill 1379 on April 1 as some lawmakers cited a need for more than a “Band-Aid” to address short-term rental nuisances. Senate Bill 1379 received …
Arizona Gives Day

Scottsdale organizations gear Arizona Gives Day priorities to youngest allies

Do you remember signing up for your first library card? A physical identification card with your name printed on it — one of our first forms of independence, unleashing countless literary …

Next steps for Paradise Valley’s General Plan update

The Town of Paradise Valley will host two virtual discussion hubs in April to discuss quality of life and mobility and connectivity as an update to the General Plan is drafted.
Subscriber Exclusive

Neighbors say new emergency room a threat to peace

The prospects of a new emergency room donning the HonorHealth brand near Mountainside Fitness on Shea Boulevard west of Tatum Boulevard has hundreds of homeowners worried. The Phoenix City Council …
On the move

Cosanti Foundation board announces leadership transition

The Cosanti Foundation announced that President and CEO Patrick McWhortor has stepped down upon completion of his contract on March 31. Mr. McWhortor served at the helm of the foundation for two …
Drowning

Paradise Valley officials encourage water safety as temps heat up

In 2020, the Town of Paradise Valley collaborated with community partners and became a member of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona. Town Council member Ellen Andeen who serves as the …
Subscriber Exclusive

Lost amongst COVID-19 chaos, tens of thousands of Arizona students skip school this year

After schools abruptly closed in March 2020 because of the global coronavirus pandemic, many students reportedly fell by the wayside as districts locally and nationally noted students missing from …

Valley of the Sun United Way plans for ‘Mighty Change’

During a March 26 online event, Valley of the Sun United Way — celebrating its 95th anniversary — announced its Mighty Change plan.
Opinion

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is well under way. We all hope this is a means to an end of social restrictions and making our way back to life as we once knew it. According to the CDC over …

Last week while unloading the dishwasher, I came across a pair of very clean takeout-sushi chopsticks. I looked at my husband Gary, who, with a twinkle in his eye said, “If you can wash and …
Living in Paradise
Business
Movers & Shakers

Phoenix Suns, 72SOLD announce winning partnership

72SOLD has announced it is now a proud partner of the Phoenix Suns this season. Created in 2018 by attorney and real estate executive, Greg Hague, 72SOLD offers people a way to sell their home at …
Development

Downtown Phoenix’s newest hotel debuts despite pandemic

The newest hotel in downtown Phoenix is now open for business despite the impact of the pandemic. The AC Marriott Downtown Phoenix provides a compelling new option for travelers and expects to …
Business

CBRE brokers $27M sale of FedEx distribution center in Tempe

CBRE has announced the $27 million sale of a 145,872-square-foot, last-mile distribution center, which is based in Tempe, to Realterm, a Maryland-based logistics real estate firm. The property, …
Development

Crown Canyon residence earns national home builders award

A mountainside showcase residence being built in Crown Canyon, an exclusive gated community in Arizona, has earned a prestigious Platinum Award from the National Association of Home Builders and its …

Bashas' stores want to fill 700 grocery positions at April 8 job fair

The family-owned grocery chain, Bashas, which operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, and Bashas’ supermarkets, seeks to add nearly 700 people to fill various full- and part-time positions at its more than 100 locations throughout the state.
Education

Great Hearts Academies public charter schools will offer its classical liberal arts curriculum to Arizona students online beginning in the fall.

Arcadia High School will receive a new half-million-dollar stadium field house that will include a locker room for female student athletes. The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board …
Entertainment
The 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, April 16 – 18.

Goodguys Rod & Custom returns to Scottsdale, April 16-18

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, organizer of America’s premier hot rod and custom car events, is returning to WestWorld of Scottsdale for the 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals.
Adults and youths can choose to take an art class from home, or in-person at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Center for the Arts offers summer classes

Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix, is offering some “cool” new classes plus longtime favorites this summer.
Taliesin West is the setting for the new “Wine & Wright Tour” on Friday nights.

Taliesin West has Wine & Wright Tour on Fridays, starting April 9

Enjoy Friday evenings with the new “Wine & Wright Tour” at Taliesin West that mixes Happy Hour and Golden Hour.
Ballet Arizona with Iconic Cocktail Co. will host a virtual cocktail lesson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom on Thursday, April 29.

Virtual cocktail workshop benefits Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona dancers, along with Matt Farrow and Kaylee Needley, owners of Iconic Cocktail Co., are hosting a virtual lesson on how to put a twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents: David + Lisa at 7:30 p.m., April 8-10 at The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St.

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents David+Lisa at Herberger Pavilion

Three days of a live dance performance returns to The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, as Scorpius Dance Theatre brings its David + Lisa.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
The Green Hornet, left, and Little Red were the prototypes for the Mustang GT 500 that was a partnership between Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. in the late 1960s.

Documentary about Ford Shelby's 'Little Red' serves as Barrett-Jackson auction preview

Craig Jackson was on a mission to find and restore a long-lost Ford Shelby Mustang, and a new documentary explores how it was done. Mr. Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., will provide …
Cosanti Originals at 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, is having its inaugural handcrafted ceramics sale May 5-8.

Cosanti Originals announces inaugural ceramics sale, May 5-8

For the first time, Cosanti Originals at 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, is hosting an exclusive in-gallery-only sale of handcrafted ceramics.

The Marvelous Wonderettes brings 50s, 60s music to Scottsdale theatre

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces a return to live musical theatre with The Marvelous Wonderettes, which runs through Sunday, March 28.
Display of influential women featured on the Roosevelt/Central Ave station mural.

Valley Metro Artsline Spotlight Artist honors women trailblazers

Valley Metro announces that artist Heather Freitas as the newest Artsline Spotlight Artist for the 2021 spring/summer season.
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