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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
News
Education

Tension builds at West-MEC over ASBA membership

Trouble is brewing in the West Valley as one school district seeks to sever ties with the state’s school board association.
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Slow and steady: Paradise Valley looks to keep traffic calm

If you’re a driver who likes to push the peddle to the metal in Paradise Valley, new traffic calming tools and ideas to slow you down may be coming soon. To address speeding through …
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Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee haggles with Paradise Valley in pursuit to fulfill NFL bid

The Town of Paradise Valley is likely to contribute $50,000 to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for the 2023 national championship game to be held in Glendale, although some stipulations come …

Paradise Valley police seek information on a recent home burglary

The Paradise Valley Police Department responded to a residential burglary that occurred in the 5000 block of East Lincoln Drive.
COVID-19

Pfizer vaccine event hosted in Paradise Valley

People ages 12 and up can receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at El Chorro in Paradise Valley on June 7. The vaccination clinic will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 7. This event is for …
Government

Paradise Valley gives funding to 2 community organizations

Town of Paradise Valley officials are poised to provide $25,000 to two community programs following a needs assessment that identified underserved areas. The council will vote Thursday, May 27, …
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Lawmakers’ flat tax impact would take $12.7M from Scottsdale, officials estimate

A proposal to implement a 2.5% flat income tax for the state of Arizona has Town of Paradise Valley and city of Scottsdale lobbyists raising concerns about the municipal impact of a $1.5 billion …
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Scottsdale Schools hosts next meeting virtually amid ‘open calls for disruption’

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will host its May 18 make-up meeting virtually tonight to ensure safety as police and school officials estimate hundreds of potential attendees. …
Traffic advisory

Lincoln, Tatum intersection closed Saturday

The intersection of Lincoln Drive and Tatum Boulevard will be closed in all directions 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, for street resurfacing. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. The full …
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Short-term rental work not finished at Paradise Valley Town Hall

Short-term rental reform may not have been achieved this legislative session, but the Paradise Valley reputation has illuminated by virtue of the small but mighty community’s presence at …
Opinion

Being diagnosed with any type of cancer is life-changing and as a 29-year-old, healthy, female with no history of cancer in my family — being diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer was …

Editor's note: This commentary was edited due to libel in accordance with Independent Newsroom Guidelines. If you live in Scottsdale’s middle class, you find a school board that does not …
Living in Paradise
Business

Airbnb and Expedia Group’s Vrbo partner to address ‘party houses’

Airbnb and Vrbo, an Expedia Group company, has announced a partnership to develop the Community Integrity Program.

Airpark resident Trevor Wilde gets accepted to Forbes Council

Wilde Wealth Management Group financial services has announced its chief executive officer and Scottsdale Airpark resident Trevor Wilde has been accepted into Forbes Finance Council.
Movers & Shakers

Frontdoors Media acquires ‘The Red Book’ publications

Frontdoors Media, a Phoenix-based publishing and multimedia company, has acquired The Red Book, azredbook.com and The Red Book Magazine from local publishing company ON Media. The Red Book and …
Movers & Shakers

Notable Paradise Valley Realtor celebrates 2021 sales achievement

Paradise Valley Realtor and resident Joan Levinson is once again on pace to shatter records as the Arizona luxury housing market continues to be among the hottest in the nation. From Jan. 10 to …
Business

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort reopens following landmark transformation

Arizona Biltmore has returned with its highly anticipated return on May 1 following a property-wide transformation, revealing a new chapter in the history of this uniquely chic resort.
Education

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board approved new principals for the 2021-2022 school year with hiring Dr. Junior Michael as principal of Ingleside Middle School and Matt Gromek as principal of Kiva Elementary School at its June 8 meeting.

Chaparral High School Class of 2021 graduate Larsen Jett Emig, of Scottsdale, has been appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as a member of the Class of 2025.
Entertainment
Madison Center for the Arts, announces the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, 5601 N 16th St., Phoenix.

The Gallery at The Madison to open in Phoenix

A new performing arts venue in Phoenix, Madison Center for the Arts, announces the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, which is an art exhibition featuring pieces by local artists.
Row 1 from left: Cydnei Mallory, “Six Evolve I,” 2018; Estephania Gonzalez, “Nantli Cemanahuatl,” 2019; Mia B Adams, “Unruly,” 2021; and Lena Klett, “Untitled Shrine (for dirt clod),” 2021. Row 2 from left: Vincent Chung, “bitter wind to hold my shaky hands,” 2021; Merryn Omotayo Alaka, “America(nah),” 2019; Papay Solomon, “Heavy (Weight) – Benjamin Gasinga Gaspard – Rwanda,” 2019; and Brianna Noble, “The One,” 2021. Row 2 from left: Lily Reeves, “Where Are We,” 2020; Sam Frésquez, “The First First Responder,” 2019; and Steffi Faircloth, “Untitled,” 2021.

'Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists’ opens this fall at SMoCA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents works by emerging Phoenix-based artists in a group show entitled, “Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists.”
Mimi O Chun, “Prime Hermit,” 2021; fiberfill, armature wire, cotton cloth, embroidery floss; 18 x 12 x 12 inches.

SMoCA prepares to showcase ‘Mimi O Chun: It’s all cake’

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art announces the second exhibition to open in PROJECT SPACE, which will be the first solo exhibition of Mimi O Chun.
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Arizona Animal Welfare League and Scottsdale Quarter will host a pop-up shop, from 10 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m., Saturday, May 29 on the second floor of building 15279, located in between Gap and Gap Kids on 72nd Place.

AAWL, Scottsdale Quarter to hold Kitten Pop-up Adoption Shop

The Arizona Animal Welfare League and Scottsdale Quarter are "purring" up for the annual Kitten Pop-Up Adoption Shops starting Saturday, May 29.
A sell-out crowd enjoyed the music of Mark Whitfield , Nayo Jones, Jesse McGuire and Neamen Lyles.

April Jazz Appreciation Month proves to be successful

In the Valley of the Sun, jazz initiated the turnaround of the absence of live performances after 14 months.

Sweat it out at Scottsdale Fashion Square rooftop yoga series

Valley yogis looking for a way to work up a sweat have a new way to blend fitness and fun with the Sunset Rooftop Yoga series at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Presented in partnership with Vikara …
George Catlin American, 1796-1872; North American Indians, 1844 Hand-colored lithograph. Plate 1 from the North American Indian Portfolio. Gift of Laura and Arch Brown.

Indigenous land exhibit now open at Heard Museum

Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, will present George Catlin on Indigenous Land exhibit May 7 through the fall of 2022.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Saddle up for the Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at the Scottsdale Princess

ring your Southern charm, and the award-winning staff at the Scottsdale Princess will bring the frosty mint juleps. Join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for our annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party …
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.
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