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Chandler ranks first in the U.S. for pool lovers, according to a survey.

Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale make splash in survey

The Summer of ’22 reaches its midpoint today - Sunday, Aug. 7. But the heat will persist for a few more months. And Valley residents are well equipped to deal with it, according to a …
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Growing data centers in the Valley pose minor impacts on neighboring communities

Around the Valley and country, construction of data centers is on the rise as people continue to rely on and have a need for cloud-based storage options among other digital data services; but especially here in Arizona, there’s concern for whether such massive projects are environmentally feasible with a steadily growing population and an uncertain supply of water.
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New owners open up about future of Smoke Tree Resort

Collaboration appears to be the name of the game, as the newest owners of Smoke Tree resort are confident they can bring forward a winning development for the town of Paradise Valley. Describing a …

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Scottsdale-based alligator with prosthetic tail dies

The Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, based in Scottsdale, has announced the death of Mr. Stubbs, an alligator who lived with a prosthetic tail. Mr. Stubbs reportedly died on Aug. 2, the …
Election 2022

Unofficial results: Littlefield, Whitehead, Graham lead Scottsdale primary election

The unofficial results for Scottsdale’s primary election have posted, showing who leads the race of seven candidates to fill three seats on Scottsdale City Council. Incumbents Kathy …

Power line repairs hamper SR 87 travel

A section of Arizona Route 87 will be closed intermittently during daytime hours starting Wednesday, Aug. 3. The Western Area Power Administration will be repairing power lines in the area …

County sets public hearing for Rio Verde Foothills water issue

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing to listen to comments and consider a petition to establish the Rio Verde Foothills Domestic Water Improvement District. The …
First Responders

Scottsdale police training for mass casualty event Aug. 3

The Scottsdale Police Department is conducting mass casualty event training from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the entertainment district of Old Town Scottsdale.

Scottsdale PD forensic division donates supplies to Vista del Camino families

The Scottsdale Police Department’s Forensic Services Division collected school supplies to benefit Vista del Camino families who might not have been covered by other back-to-school …

SRP serves up ice cream and information in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Ice cream treats and energy-saving advice and tools are part of two events scheduled in August by Salt River Project. In order to spread the word on energy savings, SRP will use ice cream to …

Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund

Scottsdale resident William Acorn had made occasional donations to conservative candidates in the past, but never considered himself an “avid political person.” That changed in 2020, …
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Fishman: Scottsdale City Council results endorse development dearth

The race for City Council is essentially over. The development resistors have won. Kathy Littlefield, and her progeny… either Barry Graham or Pamela Carter will become members of the …

Marsh: 4 back-to-school tips to ensure kids get the most out of school year

For most of us, life is getting back to normal, or at least a new normal, which means kids are heading back into the classroom for in-person learning. Children are exposed to thousands of germs …

Klapp: Rise of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ cause concern for the next pandemic

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, experts continue to debate what could have been done to better mitigate and address this deadly virus. What’s not up for debate is that we must do …

Kush: The multifamily impact on the environment

Like many people, I follow the social media site Next Door as it can often keep me informed on what’s going on in my immediate neighborhood. The problem is, like many social media sites …

Opinion: Local corruption seeping in

I want to make the community aware of manipulation of surveys that are being conducted about tennis courts throughout the area. In the case of courts near me, an inaccurate conclusion that was …

Cantor: Join me in supporting the SUSD capital override election

I have been involved with our schools for so long as a student, as a parent, as a volunteer, as an advocate, as a proud neighbor and many will agree, a noodge. Always a noodge and my teachers …

Letter to the editor: Phoenix survey questionable

Citizens of Phoenix have reason to believe that the councilman for District 2 and certain employees of the city of Phoenix engaged in questionable tactics so a survey would go in a way that favored …

Kern: Disappointed by the FAA v. Scottsdale decision

On June 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, dismissed the lawsuit the city of Scottsdale initiated against the Federal Aviation Administration due to new flight paths the FAA placed over the …

Tyrrell: My support for Whitehead

Solange Whitehead deserves our vote for council. She has worked tirelessly, case-by-case, issue by issue on behalf of residents and businesses. Her approach to development projects is exemplary. …

Herrington: As COVID surges in Arizona, CDC calls for masks when indoors in public

Community levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have moved up and down in many Arizona counties over the past few weeks.
At Hohokam Elementary, staff has started fundraising for a P.E. Learn-To-Ride Program from All Kids Bike, a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place kindergarten P.E. learn-to-ride programs into public schools.

Hohokam Elementary School asks for donations for new biking program

Kindergartners at Hohokam Elementary School may soon be riding bikes in their P.E. classes.
Scottsdale Fashion Square hosts a back-to-school event for students and families featuring entertainment and complimentary supplies.

Scottsdale Fashion Square hosts free back-to-school event Aug. 13

As the countdown to the classroom starts for thousands of students across the Valley, Scottsdale Fashion Square has become style-central to help them put their best foot forward on day one.
As one of Bank of America’s student leaders, Aidan Lin of Scottsdale will work at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley.

Bank of America names Scottsdale resident as one of its student leaders

Aidan Lin, a student at Brophy College Preparatory and Scottsdale resident, has been selected as one of Bank of America’s five student leaders in Phoenix.
Arnav Hingorani, an ASU Prep School student from north Scottsdale, created an app, made for his peers to log their important memories, that has been named a finalist in a global coding competition.

Scottsdale student creates app for logging milestones and memories

Thirteen-year-old student Arnav Hingorani from north Scottsdale, who attends ASU Prep School, created an app to help students keep track of their important milestones and memories, and share them.

Scottsdale students graduate and receive university honors

With the new school year approaching, universities around the country finalized their spring 2022 lists of graduates and students who have received academic honors.
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Thunderbirds Charities donates funds to Goodwill, notMYkid

Both Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona and local nonprofit organization notMYkid have announced donations from Thunderbirds Charities. notMYkid received $50,000 and Goodwill received …

Sponsorships and tickets available for Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels 10th gala

The Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels 10th annual Black-Tie Night of Hope Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, 6-10 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, located at 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, …

West Point cadet, Scottsdale native to swim 57 miles around Manhattan

Erica Esterly, a 20-year-old philosophy major from Scottsdale, and a third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will swim 57 miles during the 40 Bridges Race on Aug. 10. …

St. Joseph The Worker awarded grant from Scottsdale foundation

St. Joseph the Worker, a nonprofit that connects disadvantaged, homeless and low-income individuals to quality jobs, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. …

Registration opens for upcoming bowl-making workshops to support Valley food bank

Take a free class in August and September to make ceramic bowls and help the community’s foodbank efforts for the annual 2022 Empty Bowls big heARTs fundraising event Friday, Oct. 14. The …

Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a national mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory firm, announced in a press release the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Colton Rodgers. …

Jalapeño Inferno, a Sonoran-Mexican restaurant with three locations across the Valley, has announced it has officially opened a new take-out kitchen and cantina in north Scottsdale. This …
When Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury fans return to Footprint Center this October to cheer on their favorite basketball teams, they’ll find another hometown favorite at the concession stands …
Charlotte Rankin, a registered nurse, is the new chief nursing officer and chief operating officer for Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital. A former ICU and cardiac nurse, she …
Scottsdale Entertainment

Award-winning author comes to ASU’s Skysong Center Sept. 1

Arizona National Live Book Launch has partnered with the Thunderbird School of Global Management & Arizona State University to host Richie Norton’s Live Book Launch event for his new book “Anti-Time Management” at the Skysong Center in Scottsdale.
Richie Norton, author of “The Power of Starting Something Stupid,” will celebrate the release of his latest book on Sept. 1 at ASU’s Skysong Center.

Award-winning author comes to ASU’s Skysong Center Sept. 1

Arizona National Live Book Launch has partnered with the Thunderbird School of Global Management & Arizona State University to host Richie Norton’s Live Book Launch event for his new book “Anti-Time Management” at the Skysong Center in Scottsdale.

Fountain Hills Theater production presented at Scottsdale arts center

Fountain Hills Theater is bringing its production of the musical, Disenchanted!, to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 25-28. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs …

Escorted hike set for McDowell Mountain Regional Park

A ranger will escort visitors on a morning hike in the Sonoran Desert on Thursday, Aug. 18, to see how plants have adapted to the harsh environment. The hike will take place 7-9 a.m. in McDowell …

New events at Scottsdale restaurant, The Thumb

Have you ever tasted delicious barbecue inside a gas station/car wash before? The Thumb in Scottsdale is best known for its award-winning barbecue, bakery, car wash service, artisan gift market …
Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician affords vistas of the distant mountain ranges. Desert Flora and designed waterfalls rest upon the grounds. [Stacey Lane]

Relics and raptors: Old Scottsdale at its finest

SCOTTSDALE — There is a fertile spot in the American desert where the ancient waters flow. A confluence of tributaries fed the Salt River in Arizona and supplied water to the earliest settlements in the Sonoran Desert, an otherwise uninhabitable landscape.
Mark Tarbell performing at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program's Harvest Moon Feast Fundraiser in 2021

8th Harvest Moon Feast to be held at Tarbell's

Tarbell’s, created by award-winning restaurateur and Emmy-winning TV host Mark Tarbell, has partnered with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) for the second year in a row to host the 8th Harvest Moon Feast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
A 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gran Turismo from the 2016 Arizona Concours d’Elegance.

Arizona car show and competition seeks automobile entries

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance is seeking spectacular automobiles for the much-admired show and competition, which returns on Jan. 22, 2023, at its new venue on the grass at the Scottsdale Civic Center.
Movement artist Eiko Otake and painter Beverly McIver will collaborate for a performance and conversation on Sept. 1 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art introduces new show combining painting and performance art

Movement artist Eiko Otake and painter Beverly McIver will collaborate for a performance and conversation on Sept. 1 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ahead of Eiko’s performance at ASU Gammage on Sept. 10.

National Bowling Day: Celebrate at locally-owned venue near Scottsdale

Mavrix invites Scottsdale residents to celebrate National Bowling Day on Saturday, Aug. 13, with a free game of signature bowling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Mavrix is the ultimate destination for …
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