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Independent Newsmedia launches real-time, interactive calendar of events at YourValley.net

Independent Newsmedia is providing communities across the Valley of the Sun a free and interactive resource helping event promoters during the time of the novel coronavirus.

Abrazo hospitals nationally recognized for stroke care

Newest Optima residential building opens at Kierland

Bashas’, First Fruits fund 42,000 emergency meals for Navajo Nation


ADOR returns more than $42M in unclaimed property

The Arizona Department of Revenue’s unclaimed property program returned $42.5 million to rightful owners in the fiscal year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. In the past three fiscal years, about …
City Council

Raintree developments bring residents, traffic to Scottsdale Airpark

A Scottsdale Airpark development will add a residential component to complement its office facilities after the City Council’s approval of some rezoning.

COVID-19 spread slows slightly from last week in Scottsdale, numbers show

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 10 reports 5,149 total cases of COVID-19 in the nine ZIP codes spanning Scottsdale city limits. This is an increase of 128 newly reported positive …

Scottsdale arrests exceed 50 as police announce more charges

Officials say the Scottsdale Police Department has arrested six more individuals related to the ongoing investigation of the Scottsdale riots on May 30 --- bringing the total number of arrests to 53. …
Scottsdale Primary Election

Scottsdale election results firm up as final votes roll in

The suspense is palpable as politicians seeking Scottsdale’s elected office play the waiting game while voter ballots are counted from the Aug. 4 primary election to know who made the cut for …

Scottsdale police identify skateboarder in fatal collision

An 18-year-old skateboarding west on Shea Boulevard was struck by a vehicle and killed just after midnight in Scottsdale, police officials say.

Crawford: Governor Ducey open our gyms now

Governor Ducey is making a huge mistake by prolonging the agonizing closure of health clubs, fitness centers, and gyms in Arizona. This order is causing irreparable harm to the health, wellbeing, …

Alarcon: State liquor laws and party houses

Can party houses serve liquor? Our state liquor laws provide an effective mechanism for stopping unlawful large parties or events at residences, including short-term rentals. Selling or …
Dr. Kristen Bishop

Bishop: Our bodies are designed to fight off viruses – and they do it every day

Valley residents are continuing to work through the slight declining trend of COVID-19, many are still concerned about the safety of themselves and their families.

Shufelt: 250+ birthdays celebrated each and every month, even in the pandemic

Through the Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands, 1,823 children in foster care have had birthdays made special in 2020. More than 250 boys and girls each month have received gifts …
Shannon Clancy

Clancy: Who is on the front line for families facing homelessness?

Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure …
Arianna Grainey/Independent Newsmedia

Milhaven: Virginia Korte has my vote at Scottsdale primary

Virginia Korte is exactly the Mayor that Scottsdale needs and deserves! Scottsdale is better for Virginia’s leadership and service AND the best has yet come! Virginia is principled, …

Brewer: West Coast anarchy could happen in Arizona if we don’t stand against it

The insanity we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest would have free reign to spread to the rest of the country under a prospective Biden administration.

Maxwell: Continue to show your compassion as pandemic stretches on

COVID-19 has inverted the lives of Scottsdale’s residents. It has been an exasperating time for all of us. However, there have been extraordinary examples of community and compassion …

Ortega: Confronting short-term rentals

Last night, another shooting at a Scottsdale short-term-rental. The looting at Fashion Square was planned and staged from a nearby STR. Often seen, occupants at STRs jumping off patio roofs into …

Rogers: Housing diversity in Scottsdale? It’s more than pro or con

Those traveling throughout Scottsdale are astonished by what they see as an explosive proliferation of new apartment complexes. They’re everywhere. And they’re huge. As a result, …
Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting
Meet Your Neighbor

Koger makes herself ‘Right at Home’

New owner with Right at Home, Jaime Koger, is not only passionate about caring for her loved ones but for yours who need in-home senior care. From children to seniors, she has experienced caring …

Yannik Paul of Phoenix wins 77th Arizona Open

Yannik Paul of Phoenix overcame a five-stroke deficit heading into the final round of the 77th Arizona Open to ultimately claim the contest by two strokes.

HVAC tips on keeping cool, safe during summer monsoons

Arizona’s monsoon season spans from June through September bringing higher humidity, heavy rain, lightening, hail, dust storms and extreme heat all of which can wreak havoc on your HVAC system, especially those located on the roof.

Jehovah’s Witnesses baptize thousands globally during pandemic

For the first time in the history for annual conventions held by Jehovah’s Witnesses, the in-person worship fest is cancelled and replaced with a virtual convention for all to view from the confines of their homes.

ACA named as second charity to benefit from DRIVE Initiative

Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale has selected Arizona’s Children Association as its second Arizona charity to receive a $5,000 donation this month as part of its D.R.I.V.E Initiative. Last month …

Real estate investment managers Equus Capital Partners recently announced an affiliate has completed the sale of Scottsdale Gateway I, a 107,049 square-foot, two-story, class-A office/medical building.

The Mick, a new restaurant and bar in Scottsdale, opens its doors to offer French-inspired small plates, wine-by-the-glass and craft beer menus, and a little joy to the neighborhood of McCormick …
Scottsdale Entertainment
A “Metallica”virtual drive-in concert will be 7:30 p.m., Aug. 29 at WestWorld of Scottsdale Polo Fields, 16601 N. Pima Road.

Metallica to rock at Scottsdale drive-in concert

For one night on Saturday, Aug. 29, a “Metallica” drive-in concert with a special guest performance by Three Days Grace will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale Polo Fields, 16601 N. Pima Road.
Scottsdale Artists' School used different characters such as unicorns, Harlem Globe Trotters, the Fairy Godmother and a ghostbuster to check the temperatures of participants in the summer camps.

Scottsdale Artists’ School creatively implements health measures for summer camps

Scottsdale Artists’ School recently discovered a way to apply health measures for its youth, ages 6-18, attending its on-campus summer camps last week.
Elements of Style II offers an eclectic selection of work including assemblage, drawing, mixed media, painting, and photography from 12 Arizona artists.

Royse Contemporary to celebrate anniversary, ‘Elements of Style II’ exhibit

Scottsdale gallery, Royse Contemporary will celebrate its third anniversary and present a multi-media group exhibition entitled, “Elements of Style II" on display from Aug. 13 to Sept. 27.
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship 11th Annual Starry Knights fundraising event will be virtual.

Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship to host 1st virtual Starry Knights benefit

Instead of an in-person gala, Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship 11th Annual Starry Knights fundraising event will be virtual.

Scottsdale International Film Festival celebrates 20th anniversary with virtual film event

The Scottsdale International Film Festival, an annual event that connects audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe, will be held Friday, Nov. 6 through Tuesday, Nov. 10. This …
“Her Majesty is ready to welcome back her court of Royal Guests” at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 9051 E Via de Ventura.

Medieval Times reopens Aug. 6 since closing during pandemic

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 9051 E Via de Ventura, is lowering its drawbridge and reopening on Thursday, Aug. 6 in the Talking Stick Entertainment District.
A painting in GALLERY ANDREA displayed at a previous Scottsdale Art Walk.

Scottsdale offers Arts and Culture Coronavirus Grant

Nonprofit arts and culture organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to apply for  grant funding.
"Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories"  award-winning exhibit.

Heard Museum’s Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories wins AASLH award

The American Association for State and Local History announces the Heard Museum as the recipient of an Award of Excellence for its exhibition Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.
Arizona Science Center launches CONNECT, which is an innovative learning experience.

CONNECT @ Arizona Science Center offers supplemental science experiences

With a growing consumer and educator demand for more science learning resources, Arizona Science Center is launching CONNECT @ Arizona Science Center. The fun and engaging, standards-based science …
Karen Shiffman Lateiner will speak during a Zoom meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers.

Scottsdale Society of Women Writers to host LGBTQ advocate, author

The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers is hosting Karen Shiffman Lateiner as part of its monthly Zoom speaker series.
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