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Movement Meditation on the Solstice for the Soul to be held at Solstice Park

Bar and restaurant insurance CEO and owner David DeLorenzo will hold his latest free healing hospitality event, Movement Meditation for the Soul on the Solstice. Held on Saturday, June 21 at …

Family Promise tabs new chief development officer

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that serves families with children who are currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness, has named Lotus Kaplan as its new …

2 injured in Scottsdale Quarter stabbings

A security guard and a stabbing suspect were injured Monday morning during a fight at a shopping mall in north Scottsdale, police said. Police responded to a call to assist security about 12:40 …

Valley brewery using recycled water to make beer

One national beer brand used to claim its product came “from the land of sky blue waters.” Gilbert’s Desert Monks Brewery Co. doesn’t make that claim, though the water it …


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108th Southwestern Amateur Tournament to be held at Desert Mountain

The Southwestern Amateur Tournament will hold its 108th consecutive golf tournament at the Cochise Course in Desert Mountain June 14-17. Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale has been the home for …

Scottsdale chamber honors six inductees into hall of fame

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s Past Presidents Council honored six new inductees to the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch on May 18. …

Controversial Mercado Courtyards is seeking approval from Scottsdale

The controversial Mercado Courtyards mixed use development near the intersection of 92nd Street and Shea Boulevard is back for a third go at approval from Scottsdale city officials. Developer …

$200K power ball ticket sold in Scottsdale

A player in Scottsdale turned a $50,000 win in Monday night’s Powerball draw into a $200,000 win by adding power play to the ticket. Power play costs $1 more per game but multiplies …
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Collins: Resources, support for seniors with hearing loss

Most of us know someone who has hearing loss. Some of you may be experiencing hearing loss yourself. In fact, more than 48 million people in the United States currently experience some degree of …
Dr. Molly Santosuosso

Santosuosso: Iron deficiency symptoms, how to treat it

An estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide have an iron deficiency. Being deficient in iron causes anemia, a condition where your body doesn’t make enough red blood cells to send oxygen to your …
Andrew Scheck

Scheck: The secret life of trash – part II

In part one we discussed what a landfill is and what really happens to the trash. In part two I would like to discuss how we can begin to make the necessary changes that will limit what we put in …

Caputi: Investment, economic development will suffer under an asset tax

At a time when our city, like so many others, is working hard to boost the local economy, President Biden’s new budget proposal includes a tax that would directly discourage investment and have …

McLaren: Takeaways from recent Scottsdale council decisions

I attended the May 16 study session that the city council conducted. The council also approved the proposed fiscal year 2023-24 tentative budget. The budget is the primary tool that governs how …
Dr. Scott A. Menzel

Menzel: A look back at Scottsdale Unified’s 2023-23 year

It has been another banner year for Scottsdale Unified School District, with our students, staff and schools earning local, state and national accolades in academics, arts and athletics. …
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Jordan Grace Kuhn earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Scottsdale resident earns degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jordan Grace Kuhn of Scottsdale was among a record 3,669 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during commencement May 19 and 20. Kuhn earned a Bachelor of …
Scottsdale Community College is at 9000 E. Chaparral Road.

Maricopa County college district wants new bachelor’s program at Scottsdale campus

The Maricopa County Community College District is looking to expand its selection of bachelor’s degree programs this fall and next year. Under consideration for Scottsdale Community …
Cross Functional Design and Web Essentials Certificate of Completion is now offered at Scottsdale Community College.

New SCC program blends graphic design, web design, marketing

Students looking for a creative career that puts their artistic skills to the test now have a new opportunity through Scottsdale Community College with the Cross Functional Design and Web Essentials …
The Desert Mountain softball teams holds up its first state softball title trophy May 15, 2023 at Farrington Stadium in Tempe. The Wolves beat top seed Willow Canyon 4-2 in the 5A final.

Desert Mountain upsets Willow Canyon for 5A softball title

Throughout the 5A softball playoffs, Desert Mountain relied on freshman wunderkind pitcher Lilly Goodwin while struggling to give her run support.
Lunches from SUSD will be served May 30-August 2 at Bethany Lutheran Church.

SUSD provides lunches at Bethany Lutheran Church this summer

Bethany Lutheran Church of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Unified School District will be collaborating to offer lunch daily, Monday through Friday for children aged 18 and younger. The program …
Scottsdale Entertainment
Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration returns to WestWorld for its 10th year Tuesday, July 4, from 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m., delivering patriotic and cool family entertainment followed by a fireworks display.

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration returns to WestWorld

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration returns to WestWorld for its 10th year Tuesday, July 4, from 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m., delivering patriotic and cool family entertainment followed by a fireworks display. …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Scottsdale releases June Days event calendar

June Days returns for the third year in Scottsdale with dozens of activities and events taking place throughout Old Town all month. Throughout the month of June, locals and visitors can enjoy …
Classes will be held at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Fellowship Center, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Road in Scottsdale.

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church sets up summer fitness classes

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church announced a new summer class schedule as part of its Fitness at the Rocks program, which encourages people to be physically, spiritually and socially active. …
The interior of Wine Girl is feminine chic.

Wine Girl hosts Vanderpump Rules watch party May 31

Wine Girl in Scottsdale is hosting a special watch party for the Vanderpump Rules Reunion (part 2) on Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. Join other Bravo fanatics to watch everyone’s guilty …
Ravenscroft is located at 8445 E. Hartford Drive in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale jazz venue shares 2023–24 concert series

Scottsdale’s concert venue The Ravenscroft announced its 2023–24 jazz-series lineup and ticket packages. The series begins Saturday, Sept. 16, with a concert fronted by Jesus Molina, …
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