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Sophia Scaccia joins Weichert, Realtors Scottsdale office

Weichert, Realtors - Civic Center announces Sophia Scaccia has joined its Scottsdale office, 4414 N. Civic Center Plaza, suite 100. Weichert, Realtors - Civic Center is an independently owned …

Scottsdale’s Franciscan Renewal Center receives grant for mental health initiative

The Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, recently received a grant from The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation to support the Mental Health Ministry Initiative for five years and …

Subdivision in Paradise Valley completed

BedBrock Developers, a custom home builder in Paradise Valley, recently completed the last two homes in Cameldale Estates, which is now fully occupied. Cameldale Estates, near the intersection …

Paradise Valley Community College holds free literacy event

​Paradise Valley Community College and its partner, The Arizona Coyotes, present the 12th bi-annual free community literacy event – The Festival of Tales – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. …

Remembering the reason for the season can save money during the holidays

Remembering the reason for the season isn’t just something grumpy people say around the holidays, it’s also the key to staying out of credit card debt, according to Rachel Caballero, …

Scottsdale-based homebuilder opens project in Fountain Hills

KLMR Homes, a Scottsdale-based homebuilder, has opened its first project – Bellos at The Summit in Fountain Hills. The first two homes are now available for tours. Bellos at The Summit …

Scottsdale congregation delivers meals to those in need

In partnership with 13 community agencies, including Foundation for Senior Living, Valleylife, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, more than 65 congregants from …
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PV Franciscan Renewal Center hosts fair trade sale

A Catholic retreat worship center in Paradise Valley is hosting its annual Fair Trade Ministries’ Christmas Sale on Sunday, Dec. 10. The community is invited. Led by the Franciscan Order of …

Paradise Valley Community College receives $25,000 from Ellucian Foundation

Paradise Valley Community College has been selected as a 2023 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provided …

Water fitness classes offered at Valley of the Sun JCC in Scottsdale

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, offers different types of water fitness classes year-round in their heated, outdoor pools. JCC classes include …


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Bratcher: Concerns about the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Please stop the impending 3.4% cut to Medicare providers in 2024 that the CMS finalized in the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule. CMS acknowledges in the rule that due to budget …

Steinberg: Neighbor input concerning Quail Run project

I am writing on behalf of the homeowners of Quail Run Road north of McDonald regarding the Quail Run project article appearing in the Nov. 22 Independent. The developer, lead engineer and PR expert …
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Cartier: Congress needs to repeal harmful R&D tax mandate

A recent change in our tax code has left Arizona small businesses grappling with debilitating tax burdens, jeopardizing their ability to innovate and serve their clients effectively. I should …
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Lewis: Scottsdale Schools get it right

Having lived in Scottsdale for the last 20 years (both in the Cave Creek area, and in the Scottsdale Unified School District) I was so proud of our school district’s successful passage of the …
From making contributions to Boy Scouts of America to animal shelters, medical research and beyond, there are plenty of ways to take part in Giving Tuesday. (Submitted photo)

Make an impact this Giving Tuesday, November 28

Whether it’s your favorite animal rescue, food bank or children and family services organization, everyone has a charitable cause close to their hearts. This Giving Tuesday is a perfect time to …
Entertainment & Things to Do
Pictured in back are Olivia Feldman as Angie Dickenson, Charlie Hall as Barry Glickman, Nora Palermo as Dee Dee Allen and Declan Skaggs as Trent Oliver; in front are Hailey Laidigas as Emma Nolan and Sydney Hassler as Alyssa Greene.

Greasepaint presents ‘The Prom’ in Scottsdale

Greasepaint Youtheatre will present “The Prom” Dec. 8-17 at the historic Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St. Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So, …
More than 35 participating SGA member galleries will be in the festive spirit in honor of the Scottsdazzle ArtWalk.

Scottsdale Gallery Association announces Scottsdazzle-themed ArtWalk

The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts a spirited Gold Palette ArtWalk with a Scottsdazzle spin 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main Street from …
People hike on Elephant Mountain Trail at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation, Jan. 20, 2019.

Popular hiking trails in the Phoenix Valley

Hiking characterizes life in the Sonoran Desert that stretches from northwestern Mexico to part of southern California and Arizona. “I want people to appreciate how amazing this land is …
The Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra

Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra hosts ‘Holiday Cheer!’

The Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra will present its first holiday performance, “Holiday Cheer!” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., …
A 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos coupe rolls across the 360 Stage at Scottsdale Civic Center during the 2023 Arizona Concours d’Elegance.

Arizona Concours d’Elegance returns to Scottsdale Civic Center

“The Art of Automotive Design” has been chosen as the theme for the next Arizona Concours d’Elegance, set for Jan. 21, 2024, at the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. …

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