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Childhelp fundraises with ‘25 Men Who Think They Can Cook’

Celebrity chefs recently went head-to-head in a culinary challenge in the name of fundraising for and increasing attention to the child abuse epidemic. Founded in 1959 by Paradise Valley …
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Three Paradise Valley resorts voted top 10 in Arizona

After recently making the top 500 list of Travel + Leisure’s 2024 World’s Best Awards, three resorts in Paradise Valley are also voted to be the top 10 in Arizona. Sanctuary …

Cosanti Originals offers online sale for one day only

It’s too hot to shop outside — so why not take advantage of the one-day-only summer online bronze bell sale from an air-conditioned indoors? During Cosanti Originals’ one-day …

Help save a life at Red Cross blood drive

The next American Red Cross blood drive is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. July 17 at Paradise Valley Police Department, 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. Schedule a blood donation appointment to reduce wait times. …

Music education took center stage at Scottsdale festival

Chaparral High School junior Audrey Hofelich and several other high school musicians helped teach kids about different instruments and how to play them at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s …

Public Works has productive summer of work

Paradise Valley Public Works Department is advancing four projects this summer. An Emergency Response Unit will be added to the department, the sign shop will be improved, data will be collected …

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Scottsdale Unified School District to hold job fair

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, July 17. SUSD is hiring for security, nutrition staff, transportation and more. The job fair will be from 3-6 …

Arizona Department of Transportation marks 50 years

PHOENIX – Arizona’s highways have existed almost since statehood in 1912, but the agency overseeing them, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), is marking its 50th anniversary …

Reference previous coverage to know candidates heading into election

With ballots being delivered and the primary election officially taking place July 30, it’s finally time for Paradise Valley residents to start casting their votes. To assist in this …


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Goldberg: Real Intelligence (R.I.) starts early

With Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) taking center stage these days, it is important not to forget about Real Intelligence (R.I.). Remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” Now it …

Lentz: Dependable, responsible and trustworthy

We support Mark Stanton as the next mayor of Paradise Valley. Mark loves his family, his community and his friends. He is there to handle whatever is needed. In other words, he …

Strano: I support Hamway as our mayor

My name is Rosario Strano. I met the love of my life, Judy Loker, in 2001. I moved to Arizona shortly thereafter, and we married in 2004 and began our life together. Unfortunately, our …

Hunter: Anna Thomasson has done the heavy lifting

Anna Thomasson is our choice for mayor of Paradise Valley. She stands out among the other candidates for several reasons, especially her demonstrated record of achievement at the state …

Crowley: Anna Thomasson will protect our town

My husband Dan and I have lived in the town for over 40 years, and we have watched many mayors serve Paradise Valley. We will be voting for Anna Thomasson for our next mayor because she is a leader …
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Knitting for a Purpose meets to perform their mitzvah, a commandment from God or good deed from religious duty.

Temple Solel Knitting for a Purpose meets July 10

All knitting enthusiasts are called to join Temple Solel of Paradise Valley’s knitting group next Wednesday, July 10 in the Temple Solel library to put their skills to use. The Knitting …
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain has a summer wine special of half-priced bottles at elements and jade bar Sunday–Thursday until Sept. 15.

Beat the heat with experiences at Paradise Valley's Sanctuary resort

Summer is happening at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa. Every Friday starting at 7 p.m., kick off the weekend with cocktails and live music from a rotating cast …
Barrett-Jackson returns to Scottsdale for the single-day Future Collector Car Show. The event is Sunday, Oct. 13, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson returns to Scottsdale for fall auction

The national leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events returns this fall to show off more than 200 vehicles in its single-day Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) at WestWorld of …
Mountain Shadows Resort is located at 5445 E. Lincoln Drive.

Beat the heat with experiences at Paradise Valley's Mountain Shadows

Each of the nine resorts in the Town of Paradise Valley has curated experiences and activities for a staycation this summer. Mountain Shadows Resort has curated experiences perfect for …
A 1967 Lamborghini Miura won Best of Show post-war in the 2024 Concours

Arizona Concours d’Elegance seeks vehicle entries

The 2025 Arizona Concours d’Elegance is seeking rare, exquisite and historically significant automobiles for entry in the acclaimed show and competition, which returns for the third year to the …

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