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Government

PV Town Council supports nonprofits with funds

The Paradise Valley Town Council voted on May 26 to allocate town funds to three local causes.
Election

Q&A: How will the Ritz-Carlton opening impact Paradise Valley’s revenue?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley is expected to open this winter. Scottsdale-based Five Star Development is leading the project that will include a new …
Elections

Town Council candidates face questions from Paradise Valley residents

The Paradise Valley Town Council race heated up at a community event on May 16, held by a group of involved town residents.
Politics

Who’s running for Arizona’s House of Representatives in your district?

A number of candidates hailing from the districts that cover Scottsdale and Paradise Valley are seeking election to the Arizona House of Representatives in the upcoming Aug. 2 primary election. …
Ask the Candidate

Paradise Valley Town Council candidates talk about local development increases

As more people move to the Valley of the Sun, so increases the amount of new development. In the second iteration of the Paradise Valley Town Council Q&A, candidates answer questions on local …
Politics

Mayoral Q&A: Paradise Valley candidates talk about water issues

In the second edition of Paradise Valley’s mayoral candidate Q&A series, Jerry Bien-Willner and Julie Pace answer questions about water, drought management and the recent fight to prevent …
Community

Paradise Valley shredding event reports ‘great’ results

The Paradise Valley Police Department and Mike Cummiskey, event sponsor and owner of Paradise Valley Wealth Management, teamed up once again to provide shredding services for town residents on …
Education

Scottsdale nonprofit gets $2M from Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education has announced $12.1 million in funding health and learning initiatives, with notMYkid receiving $2 million.
Politics

Council candidates discuss ‘biggest issue facing Paradise Valley’

The Paradise Valley Town Council election is nearing in a few short months. There are four candidates seeking three open seats on Town Council. Of the four candidates, Christine Labelle is the …
Politics

The biggest issue facing Paradise Valley?

Incumbent Jerry Bien-Willner’s mayoral seat is being challenged by Paradise Valley Town Councilmember Julie Pace for the highest seat at the dais. Bien-Willner is seeking his third term for …
Town Council

TPV sets the stage for the FY2023 budget

The road to finalizing Paradise Valley’s next budget began with an April 28 study session with the Town Council. Chief Financial Officer Lindsey Duncan presented the council with general …
Welcome to town

Franciscan Renewal Center hires new director of development

Amy Jo Hutchison has been named development director of the Franciscan Renewal Center. She will provide leadership for the planning, organization, and implementation of the FRC’s …
Short-Term Rentals

Paradise Valley amends short-term rental ordinance

The Town of Paradise Valley has amended its short-term rental ordinances to better align with state law following an Arizona Attorney General’s Investigation earlier this year. The changes …

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My first exposure to transphobia occurred several years ago while waiting to board a flight at DFW Airport. A family of four, including two teenagers, were sitting across from me at the gate. …

Thank you to the Eagle Society for organizing the recent Town Council candidate forum. It will certainly make filling out my ballot an easier process. The leaders of our town were easy to identify. …
If you’ve sold a home in the past you know that sellers typically pay a 5%-6% real estate commission, with about half (2.5%-3%) paid to the agent who represents the buyer. This “sellers …
The Town of Paradise Valley has been very fortunate to have some talented individuals serve in our local government. Our mayor, Jerry Bien-Willner, has provided exceptional public service to our …
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Real Estate

Descendent of Japanese Internment Camp survivors takes helm of AREAA

Kurt Nishimura, a descendent of Japanese Internment Camp survivors, has been named the 2023 president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America. Founded in 2003, AREAA will be celebrating …

Brewer joins OrthoArizona to offer performance sports, athlete conditioning

When first meeting Clive Brewer, you would never guess he is a world-recognized expert in high-performance sports conditioning, athlete development, and applied sports or a best-selling author and international speaker.
Real estate

Paradise Valley home sale exceeds record in historic neighborhood

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has announced a record home sale in Paradise Valley, inside one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Arizona. Luxury agent Frank Aazami …
Coming soon

Row House Paradise Valley opens studio doors

Arizona will soon be home to the nation’s leading rowing fitness concept with the opening of Row House Paradise Valley. Row House, a popular boutique fitness brand, will celebrate its grand …
Real Estate

Ascent at the Phoenician breaks ground on Mountainside Residences

Ascent at The Phoenician has officially broken ground on its next phase of development, the Mountainside Residences situated at the base of Camelback Mountain. Overlooking The Phoenician Golf …
Education

During the last “two weeks remaining” of school, Scottsdale Unified superintendent Dr. Scott Menzel encouraged community members to show kindness while the district investigates formal complaints about two employees with separate alleged violations recently publicized by political candidates.

Notre Dame Prep students will enjoy the comfort and safety of new buses and updated classrooms next year as the school raised a record-breaking $340,000 to enhance school programs and provide better transportation for students through its Annual Auction Fashion Show.
Entertainment
His raw subway style is transformed onto canvas, paper, and metal in works capturing the color, energy, and style of art permeated through the New York City subway system from the late 1970s to the 1990s.

Walter Art Gallery showcases ‘Subway Rush’ through June 17

The Walter Art Gallery, 6425 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale, presents “Subway Rush,” the solo show of Charles Giglia also known as SAR.
A closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at Royse Contemporary, 7077 E. Main St., Suite 6 in the Scottsdale Arts District.

Royse Contemporary displays ‘Reality Versus Imagination’ through June 12

Royse Contemporary debuted a group exhibition, “Reality Versus Imagination,” in April to examine ideas of reality verses imagination while reflecting on the artists perspective and creative process.
Image of one of Jana Peterson's work.

Paradise Valley Artists of the Year alum display work at Gammage in June

Father and daughter artists, Jack and Jana Peterson, who were both “Artist of the Year” before at the Paradise Valley City Hall, will exhibit paintings in the Grady Gammage lobby during June.
Beverly McIver at the opening of her exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Scottsdale art exhibit celebrates life, work of Beverly McIver

An exhibition presenting more than 50 works that demonstrate the diversity of Beverly McIver’s thematic approach to painting over 25 years is ongoing in Scottsdale.
The cast of “Exit Dust” includes Patti Suarez, Avery Volk, James Powers, Nathan Spector and Tom Koelbel.

‘Exit Dust’ on stage now in Scottsdale

There are still chances to catch the latest production from Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale.
Former Arizona Concours d’Elegance winners included a Bugatti Atlantic and Marmon Sixteen. The event will move to the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center in January 2023.

Scottsdale to welcome reborn Arizona Concours d’Elegance in 2023

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance returns as the highlight of Arizona Car Week in January 2023, partnering with Scottsdale Arts to bring some of the world’s rarest and most valuable collector cars for display at Scottsdale Civic Center.

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld returns

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld returns for a ninth year to deliver patriotic and family entertainment capped off by one of Arizona’s largest fireworks displays, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4.
BODYTRAFFIC, Limón Dance Company and Dance Heginbotham (clockwise from left) are the three featured companies in the 2022–23 Dance Series at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts announces 2022–23 Dance Series

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances that will be part of its 2022–23 Dance Series.
Jonathan Phillippi and Kellen Bryant are part of the upcoming cast.

‘Pooh’ to celebrate Fountain Hills Youth Theater’s 100th production

Fountain Hills Youth Theater will present “Winnie the Pooh, KIDS!” as the 100th production to be presented on the youth stage.
Children show off their artwork at the inaugural Conservation Art Challenge. This year’s challenge is May 20-June 8.

Kids can earn free ticket to aquarium with art submission

In recognition of Endangered Species Day on May 20 and World Oceans Day on June 8, OdySea Aquarium is offering a free child’s admission ticket when they create an endangered species art piece …
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