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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 …

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 …

New year, new priorities: Town Council reflects on 2019, looks ahead to 2020

In less than a month, a new year will be commencing and Paradise Valley’s elected officials are looking back over their work in 2019, and setting sights on challenges ahead. Elected leaders …

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 …


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.

Chris Karas breaks record with $19.25M Paradise Valley home sale

Luxury Real Estate Agent Chris Karas, co-founder of Launch Real Estate and president of The Karas Group, sold a 28,000 square-foot-home in the Town of Paradise Valley Monday, Nov. 25 for a record $19.25 million.

Zovio awards $25k grant to Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates

Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates has received a $25,000 grant from education technology services company Zovio, JAG’s newest corporate partner.

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.


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.”
Tom Peterson is the new assistant conductor and outreach coordinator for the Phoenix Chorale.

Phoenix Chorale names Peterson as assistant conductor, outreach coordinator

The Phoenix Chorale appoints Tom Peterson as assistant conductor and outreach coordinator starting January 2020.