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City of Scottsdale rolls out Back-to-School program

The City of Scottsdale’s Vista Del Camino Center Back-to-School program provides essential school supplies to more than 1,000 students each year. In partnership with Scottsdale Community …
BUSINESS

Scottsdale-based brokerage partners with Sedona golf club

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 6900 E. Camelback Road, announces a new partnership with The Club at Seven Canyons, a private golf club in Sedona. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s …
PROTEST

MCSO arrests three at Adero Canyon

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) made three arrests in Fountain Hills Monday evening related to a group protesting the development of a public safety facility in Atlanta, Ga. …
Esports

Scottsdale man aims to monetize Esports

Scottsdale resident Gary Denham used to be really good at an old video game called Scramble with Friends, a sort of electronic version of the game Boggle. He was so good, in fact, that at one …
BUSINESS

Camelot Homes hosts Shadow Ridge grand opening in Scottsdale

Camelot Homes invites the community to the grand opening of the model home at their new 31-home Shadow Ridge community, located at the southwest corner of 128th Street and Alameda Road in Scottsdale, …

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Hague Sugar Bowl

Rachel Karen Dirkse

Rachel Karen Dirkse (April 1, 1940 - February 25, 2024) was a beloved resident of Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Fountain Hills, Arizona. She peacefully passed away at the age of 83, leaving …
EDUCATION

Scottsdale Unified to host information fair

Families and caregivers seeking information about community services and education options for special education students after high school are invited to attend an information fair next week, hosted …
MUSIC

Desert Hills band presents St. Patrick’s-themed concert in Scottsdale

The new Community Band ensemble from Desert Hills Community School of Music is presenting its first concert 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Road. …
COMMUNITY

Scottsdale Mayor Ortega attends Navy proclamation presentation

A formal presentation of the Navy Week Proclamation from Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega took place Feb. 27 at USS Arizona Memorial Gardens, 7455 N. Pima Road.  The event included a welcome …
SPORTS

Trolley available to spring training baseball at Scottsdale Stadium

The Scottsdale Trolley is offering free service to Giants’ home games during the 2024 spring training season. Service starts 90 minutes before the first pitch and ends 30 minutes after the …
Arizona Bike Week

Arizona Bike Week announces musical lineup

More than 20,000 motorcycle riders descended on Scottsdale last year for Arizona Bike Week and this year, the 27th edition of the festival looks to be no different. The bikes are definitely the …
BUSINESS

Mint Cannabis opens first Scottsdale dispensary

Mint Cannabis – operator of Arizona’s largest dispensary and the first in the nation to open a cannabis kitchen inside a dispensary – celebrated the grand opening of its newest …
NEIGHBORS

Phoenix artist shows work in Scottsdale

Phoenix artist Leah Rei announces that paintings from her newest series, depicting abstract impressions of nature, will be on exhibit at the Celebration of Fine Art 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility

Olic: The Axon development proposal does not benefit the people of Scottsdale

I moved here from New York City because I appreciated the lifestyle and character of the city of Scottsdale, which spoke to the responsible planning that has allowed the city to grow in a measured …

In Scottsdale, four decades of spring training partnership

It’s been 42 years since the San Francisco Giants became Scottsdale’s Spring Training home team. Four decades of games, sunshine and fun at the intersection of Drinkwater Boulevard and …
Amber Carfield

Carfield: Ways to help East Valley homeowners maximize kitchen storage space

A tough aspect of moving into a new kitchen is learning how to maximize the storage space. It requires a lot of planning to store the plethora of pots, pans, cutting boards, cleaning supplies and …

Heath: The time is ripe for downtown Scottsdale’s rebirth

Downtowns die for two reasons. They fail to replace functionally obsolete real estate with a modern, sales-tax-inducing streetscape, or they die from depopulation.    U-Haul’s …

Handley: Scottsdale is indeed biker friendly

I enjoyed reading (“Scottsdale named a bicycle friendly community”) in the Feb. 14 paper and, well, this is anything but a surprise to me! I ride my bicycle just about every day, as …
Dr. Kiera Smialek

Smialek: 4 Superfoods to strengthen your immune system this cold, flu season

As we find ourselves in the midst of the cold and flu season, strengthening our immune system becomes paramount in maintaining optimal health and well-being for the entire family. While practicing …
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SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION

Scottsdale Unified’s Pueblo Elementary slates open house

Pueblo Elementary School, 6320 N. 82nd St., is hosting an open house 9 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24. The school welcomes prospective parents and the community to meet its teachers and …

Scottsdale Unified’s Desert Canyon Elementary named School of Excellence

The Arizona Educational Foundation has named the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Desert Canyon Elementary School as one of its 2024 A+ Schools of Excellence. The starting point of …
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board is considering a change to a policy designed to encourage police officers to contact children at home, rather than at school.

SUSD board looks at change in policy for police interviewing students

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board is considering a change to a policy designed to encourage police officers to contact children at home, rather than at school. The board …

Art contest can earn Arizona students $529 toward college savings

The third-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest asks Arizona kindergarten through 6th-grade students to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job.
The top spellers in Maricopa County. Runner-up Finley Roberts, left, and champion Aneesh Kulkarni, right. (Submitted photo/SUSD)

Scottsdale school hosts Maricopa region spelling bee

Scottsdale’s Coronado High School hosted 36 bright minds for the Maricopa Country Region II Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 9. Aneesh Kulkarni, a sixth grader at Desert Trails Elementary …
Scottsdale Entertainment
The 10th annual Phoenix Wounded Vets Run is Saturday, March 9, starting at Harley Davidson of Scottsdale and ending at the Roadhouse in Cave Creek.

Phoenix Wounded Vets Run takes off next month in Scottsdale

Community members can join together, ride and show support for local wounded veterans at the 10th annual Phoenix Wounded Vets Run Saturday, March 9. The ride starts at the Harley Davidson of …
The expanded Scottsdale Jazz, Blues & Brews Festival brings national artists, food and atmosphere to Scottsdale Civic Center’s new East Bowl.

Jazz event takes center stage in Scottsdale

The Molina Fine Jewelers Scottsdale Jazz Festival Blues & Brews, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale, returns April 27 to the Scottsdale Civic Center in Old Town, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. …
The Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO) is hosting its annual kite festival in Fountain Park.

Kite festival returns to Fountain Hills March 9

The Basant Mela Kite Festival returns to Fountain Park Saturday, March 9. Celebrating its 18th year, the kite festival is hosted by the Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO), …
Visitors on the tour have the opportunity to experience a selection of the shelters, including Treehouse, The Loft, INcognITo and more. While on the tour, guests can walk through the spaces, imagining what life for the apprentices was like at Taliesin West.

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice shelters at Scottsdale’s Taliesin West

Previously exclusive to Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members, Taliesin West’s Shelters In the Desert Guided Tour is now available to the public for a limited time through April 8, providing …
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