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Sandpiper Scottsdale donates $4,000 in food for hospice patients

For the second year in a row, Sandpiper Scottsdale held a holiday food drive to benefit Hospice of the Valley patients and families in need. The community donated $4,000 in nonperishable food, along …

The Great Greek celebrates grand opening in Scottsdale

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, which opened its doors at 9280 E. Via de Ventura, No. 103, in late October, is celebrating its official grand opening with an exclusive ribbon cutting with the …

Scottsdale tackles residential food waste issue

Residential food waste is responsible for 40 percent of landfill material nationwide. In advance of the holiday season, when entertaining and preparing holiday food contribute to larger than normal …

Scottsdale restaurant gives back to foster families

Kasai Japanese Steakhouse, 14344 N. Scottsdale Road, is partnering with The Foster Alliance to raise money for those who need it most. For every teppan dinner sold at the Scottsdale restaurant, …

Scottsdale chamber announces Business Volunteer Award recipients 

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce announced its 2023 Business Volunteer Award recipients. These awards, given annually since their inception in 2004, honor chamber members and supporters who, …


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Scottsdale venue to host luxury doghouse building competition

Local architects, interior designers and home builders are imagining what it’s like to be in the doghouse as they create unique shelters for pups to auction during the 10th annual Design for …

Barrett-Jackson ushers in event season with Scottsdale auction

Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for the annual Scottsdale auction Jan. 20-28, 2024, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. “The heartbeat of our Scottsdale auction is, and always …

Scottsdale therapist touts running, walking therapy

Hello Hope Counseling Center, LLC, 14300 N. Northsight Blvd., No. 205, offers a blend of traditional counseling techniques and physical activity, providing clients with a holistic approach to mental …
City Finances

City treasurer: Scottsdale needs to be able to spend more money

The City of Scottsdale needs to be able to spend more money. That was the message city treasurer Sonia Andrews gave to the city council during its Dec. 5 meeting. The city is butting up …

Scottsdale PD receives two traffic safety grants

The Scottsdale Police Department is the recipient of two traffic safety grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for Fiscal year 2024. The Speed Awareness Grant (#2024-PTS-059 …
Old Town

Scottsdale City Council continues rezone request for Swags restaurant

A controversial rezoning request for a three-story building to house a restaurant in Old Town called Swags in Old Town will remain on hold until the Scottsdale City Council’s January 9 meeting. …
Community spotlight

Get to know your neighbor: Lizbeth Congiusti

Moving with her husband, Bob, to Scottsdale in 2003 from Chicago, Lizbeth Congiusti said the timing was perfect, as she’d recently been furloughed from United Airlines and Bob was offered a …
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Water fitness classes offered year-round at Scottsdale’s Jewish Community Center

Amidst the festive season’s indulgences, one Scottsdale fitness community offers a unique way to stay fit through the holiday season. The Valley of the Sun JCC, also known as “The …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility

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 …
Dawn Cartier (Submitted photo)

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 …
Donna W. Lewis (Submitted photo)

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 …
Betty Janik (Submitted image)

Janik: I am thankful for the people of Scottsdale

This is the perfect time of year to reflect on all the things for which we are grateful. I am grateful for the wonderful staff, hundreds of dedicated volunteers and our thoughtful citizens. We …
Scott Appelman (Submitted photo)

Appelman: Scottsdale is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts

Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale offers a breathtaking canvas for outdoor enthusiasts. Known for its stunning desert landscapes, vibrant flora and fauna, and an array of …
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Students at Anasazi Elementary School and Desert Mountain High School support Valley newcomers during a “Day of Service.”

Scottsdale Unified’s IB schools pitch in on ‘Day of Service’

Students in Scottsdale Unified School District’s three International Baccalaureate schools – Anasazi Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School and Desert Mountain High School – …
Echo Canyon is one of two Arizona schools to be named a National ESEA Distinguished School for 2023 and the only one in the state to be recognized for academic growth and achievement.

Scottsdale Echo Canyon School receives national recognition

Echo Canyon School, 4330 N. 62nd St., has been recognized as a 2023 National ESEA Distinguished School. “It truly highlights the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and …
Hundreds of high school girls discovered the career opportunities in tech fields at the fifth annual Girls Get IT event at Scottsdale Community College.

Girls Get IT event held at Scottsdale Community College

Now in its fifth year, the Girls Get IT conference took place Nov. 17 at Scottsdale Community College, with a goal of introducing high school girls from across the Valley to the many career …

BBB launches JROTC scholarship throughout Maricopa County

In its sixth year, Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest has partnered with Salt River Project to launch the BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship.
Scottsdale Community College is hosting Human Trafficking Awareness Week Nov. 14-16 to educate the public, especially students and educators, about the signs, consequences and different forms of human trafficking. 

Scottsdale Community College hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Week

Scottsdale Community College is hosting Human Trafficking Awareness Week Nov. 14-16, to educate the public, especially students and educators, about the signs, consequences and different forms of …
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Mac Schweitzer, 1961, Breakfast at Betatakin, oil on canvas board, Estate of Mac Schweitzer.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West receives gift of artwork

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, received a donation of paintings, drawings, prints and archival materials by Mac Schweitzer, an Arizona artist of the …
"As Things Go,” by John David Yanke, is among the artworks featured in the “COLORLOVE” exhibition, opening Jan. 8 at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

Scottsdale Arts celebrates color with new exhibition

Scottsdale Public Art’s newest exhibition, “COLORLOVE,” running from Jan. 8 through March 30 at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3948 N. Drinkwater Blvd., celebrates the power of …
SCC’s Dance program is hosting Images in Motion, a free community concert featuring performances from Valley high school, collegiate and professional dancers.

Scottsdale Community College Dance program presents concert

The Scottsdale Community College Dance Program presents Images in Motion, a dance concert performed by SCC’s two resident companies and guests, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at …

Jack Alves performs holiday shows in Scottsdale

Jack Alves is performing a holiday show 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 24 at Belle's Nashville Kitchen, 7212 E. Main St., in Old Town Scottsdale. Seasonal favorites will be played on a 6 and 12 …
Rotating exhibitions at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West feature hundreds of Western artworks, rare historical objects and cultural treasures on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West announces new hours

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, is expanding its hours for the upcoming season. The museum, recently named the #1 Western Museum in the United States …
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