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10 years of Scottsdale Polo Party makes hoofprint in luxury sport

For the past decade, the sport of polo descends upon Scottsdale for one weekend in the fall — a fast, powerful and flashy event that has successfully etched a mark in the international athletic …
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Paradise Valley mayor opens up about fall objectives

Maintaining Paradise Valley’s original characteristics and values is at the top of Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner’s priorities. As the Town Council begins anew for the fall, Bien-Willner …
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Scottsdale City Council opens door to look at temporary housing

There is no disputing the need for temporary housing, but there was a dispute about how to properly address the issue as some elected Scottsdale officials point to a convoluted problem.
Sept. 11

Photos: Scottsdale’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony honors lives lost

On Sept. 11, members of Scottsdale’s community gathered at a local memorial tribute, marking 20 years since the terrorist attack on America. The ceremony featured Scottsdale Fire Department …
Community

Scottsdale relocates public art as Civic Center Mall restorations begin

Over the past two weeks, Scottsdale Public Art has been in the midst of an enormous job — moving 10 sculptures from the park area at Scottsdale Civic Center to make way for the city’s …
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Paradise Valley looks to Scottsdale to transport detainees to jail

Your ride downtown to county jail is worth about $220 to government coffers, a new agreement between two cities outlines. The Town of Paradise Valley and city of Scottsdale have drafted an …
Crime

Phoenix resident known as ‘Qanon Shaman’ pleads guilty to Jan. 6 charges

Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, 34, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty on Sept. 3, to obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony, for his role in the crimes related to the breach of …
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Return to Town Hall: Paradise Valley council outlines fall priorities

The Paradise Valley Town Council may have been on break in recent weeks, but the elected officials are more than eager to return to work. One council member says they even experimented with making …
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Phoenix-based private schools find way through divisive mask debate

The issue of face masks has been debated at many a recent Valley school district governing board meeting, with some parents vehemently against a requirement and some in favor of the COVID-19 mitigation effort.
Community

Compassionate care: Paradise Valley police lauded for recent actions

Several Paradise Valley Police Department employees — civilian and uniformed — were given a public shout out for stellar work by town officials. In Town Manager Jill Keimach’s …
Opinion

It is interesting to read an obviously educated opinion that is so far off the mark. I cannot be the only one that recognized that the Liberals (Democrats) always accuse Republicans of acts that …

I think we can all agree that COVID fatigue is well entrenched in everyone’s lives. There is not a single family that has not been affected by the pandemic. Some have paid a higher price …
Living in Paradise
Business
Restaurants

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill opens wok restaurant in Scottsdale

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, which serves “modern Asian cuisine with American flair,” expands its new concept in fast casual with full-service dining and brings it to Hayden Peak Crossing in Scottsdale.
Philanthropy

Pajama Drive: U.S. Egg partners with Arizona Helping Hands to aid foster children

U.S. Egg is teaming up with Arizona Helping Hands once again as the dynamic duo hosts a new toy and pajama drive for boys and girls in foster care here in the Valley of the Sun. Helping Hands is …

Cullum Homes hits $100 million mark

Scottsdale-based Cullum Homes announces it has hit the $100 million mark in business and hit the sell out point for one of its first high-end development.

CBRE negotiates sale of 2 north Scottsdale apartment communities for $312.5M

CBRE recently arranged the sale of the multifamily communities Ascend at Kierland and Elite North Scottsdale to The Ezralow Company for $312.5 million.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria helps fight to end childhood hunger

Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Grimaldi’s Pizzeria can donate to No Kid Hungry, a charitable organization to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day.
Education

A scroll of students’ names, who attend schools in Scottsdale, was embargoed until the National Merit Scholarship Corporation officially announced  semifinalists for its National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Trustees of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently awarded $1 million to Notre Dame Preparatory as part of the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona’s history.
Entertainment
Pumpkin Nights will be held 4-9 p.m. on weekdays and 4-10 p.m. on weekends beginning on Thursday, Sept. 16 through Oct. 31 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hosts one-of-a-kind Pumpkin Nights Festival

Pumpkin Nights carves its way is back at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess so guests can enjoy many of their favorite fall-themed attractions including a pumpkin patch, a hay maze, characters and fall food.
Owner/curator Nicole Royse looks forward to celebrating the gallery's four year anniversary.

Royse Contemporary to celebrate 4-year anniversary, Sept.16

Royse Contemporary is hosting an intimate celebration for its four year anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 16.

‘Remarkable Presence’ exhibit at Walter Art Gallery honors COVID deaths

“Remarkable Presence,” an immersive art installation and AR experience by artist Jen Urso takes place at Walter Art Gallery, will run Sept. 17 through Oct. 15, at 6425 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale.
April 9, 2022: Sunny Days Class

The Hermosa Inn to host Mimosa & Monet classes

Mimosa & Monet is a monthly series of six painting classes, beginning Oct. 23, and running through April 9, 2022, at The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley.
Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, in Old Town Scottsdale, invites guests to book a room or cabana and head to the OH Pool for entertainment for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.

Local getaways taking reservations for Labor Day stays, events

Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows is gearing up for Labor Day weekend with everything from “Show Stopper” Shakes to Champagne saberings.

Scottsdale Arts showcases the student experience with COVID-19

Despite the many difficulties the pandemic has created, a group of Maricopa County high school students has spent the past school year taking this troubling time to create meaningful works of …

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships announces party elements for Oct. 23 return

The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort, is making a splash with its return to the pitch by bringing “unusual” elements among and in between the …
The legendary acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, Little Electric Chair will be on displayed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Neiman Marcus Scottsdale to host unveiling of Warhol

For only one day, the public will get to see Rock Star legend Alice Cooper’s multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol outside of Larsen Gallery.

Scottsdale performers jump on stage for Valley Youth Theatre fundraiser Aug. 21

Five Scottsdale teens will join more than 100 current “VYTkids” and alumni cast members for Valley Youth Theatre’s VYTal Affair-athon, an eight-hour, Jerry Lewis-style telethon to be streamed live from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 21 on vyt.com and on Facebook.
The Chihuly in the Desert exhibition runs Dec. 3, 2021 through June 18, 2022.

Dale Chihuly returns with a new exhibition at 2 venues

Dale Chihuly returns to the Sonoran Desert on Dec. 3, with a new exhibition at Desert Botanical Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
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