October 2017 Around Town

Students ages 5 through 18 enrolled in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale scholarship programs for low-income families shopped for new school clothes, shoes and supplies, thanks to community leaders Ellie and Michael Ziegler, who have generously contributed $500,000 to the program over the past five years. Each recipient from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Branches had…

September 2017 Around Town

The James Beard Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth anniversary year of the Taste America national culinary tour. The cross-country program will heat up this fall in 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Phoenix.

August 2017 Around Town

The sweltering summer heat is upon us, which means it's the perfect time of year to enjoy seasonal shakeups. Using some of the season's best produce, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails is creating an all-new menu of Southern-inspired, fresh and light favorites to beat the heat all summer long.

July 2017 Around Town

Make this a summer to remember with a getaway, or staycation, to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Experience sunrise hikes to adjacent Pinnacle Peak Park, dining alfresco under a blanket of stars and poolside pampering at the sparkling, two-tiered pool complex.

June 2017 Around Town

The HonorHealth Charity Golf Classic at Grayhawk Golf Club was a great success. The tournament, held March 31, raised more than $125,000 to support the Military Partnership Program at HonorHealth which provides lifesaving training to military medical personnel and first responders. The 334 golfers who participated enjoyed a fun, shamble-format tournament on Grayhawk’s Raptor and Talon courses.

May 2017 Around Town

Spring is in the air, and J&G Steakhouse has welcomed the arrival of Phoenix's most spectacular season with a new spring-inspired menu bursting with flavor and vivid shades of color. J&G's spring menu includes Asparagus Risotto with Parmesan and Herbs; Roasted Striped Bass with Sea Beans, Asparagus, Shiitake and Sesame Vinaigrette; as well as Seared Diver Scallops with assorted Spring…

April 2017 Around Town

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) recently opened its second Beneficial Beans Café location, nestled inside of Burton Barr Central Library. The cafe, which is part of SARRC’s social enterprise program, is now accessible Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving coffee and a variety of food items to library visitors and employees. However, its most distinct feature…

March 2017 Around Town

In March, Paradise Valley will welcome a new restaurant, Hearth ’61, a concept led by renowned Chef Charles Wiley. Serving Valley locals and visitors alike, it will be the signature restaurant at Mountain Shadows, the new $100-million resort on the corner of 56th Street and Lincoln Drive. The name Hearth ’61 refers to the centerpiece of the restaurant’s kitchen, which…

February 2017 Around Town

For the fourth year in a row, chefs from more than two dozen restaurants across the Valley and Flagstaff will go head-to-head to create a winning dessert using one of the Girl Scout cookie flavors. The new creations will be sold in their restaurants throughout February, with a portion of sales directly benefitting local girl scouting. This year, Northeast Valley…

January 2017 Around Town

Plans are currently in the works for Ballet Arizona’s Dance With Me Gala. The event is one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers of the season and is dedicated to raising money for Ballet Arizona education and community outreach programs. Themed as Dance With Me, the night will include performances from Ballet Arizona. Artistic Director, Ib Andersen, and School of Ballet…

December 2016 Around Town

Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is celebrating 60 years as a true icon of mid-century modern design. To commemorate this significant milestone, the hotel is offering the 60th Anniversary Special from December 20 through the end of 2017. It includes 10-percent off a room, two welcome drinks, $10 in hotel bucks nightly, an evening arrival amenity and a $10…

November 2016 Around Town

The family-run creperie, The Crepe Club, has just opened a new location at The Biltmore Fashion Park. Arizona State University alums Karim, Fares and Omar Tarabichi a started The Crepe Club as a food cart on the ASU Tempe campus two years ago, and the crepes were so popular they soon decided to open their first “brick and mortar” restaurant.…

October 2016 Around Town

We at Amazing Lash Studio Tatum & Shea would like to introduce our client, Alyssa Quinn. She is currently Miss Paradise Valley Teen USA and has entered the Miss Arizona Teen USA Pageant 2017, which will be held this October. She is representing our town of Paradise Valley and we are excited to sponsor her locally in her efforts to…

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Thousands of individuals will gather at Chase Field on Saturday, September 24 to support the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters in Phoenix, along with nearly 60 other communities nationwide, will join together in this family-friendly walk/run event to raise funds and awareness for…

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Larry Fitzgerald might be one of football’s greatest players, but off the field he lands a punchline every now and then. Dominick’s Steakhouse will host the 8th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service with performances sure to keep you laughing all night long. On Monday, August 29th guests are invited to a night of comedy and charity while…

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria has officially opened the doors to its first out-of-Chicago pizzeria; and it’s not a moment too soon for the company’s deep dish pizza-loving faithful, who have been waiting for the opening since the news was first announced nearly ten months ago. The new location has approximately 6,800 square feet of inside space and 1,500 square feet of…

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Celebrate summer at The Phoenician with one-of-a-kind offerings like the new Aquamermaid School, where you will learn how to swim like a mermaid, wearing a specially-designed, colorful tail. A fusion of synchronized swimming and monofin swimming, these one-hour sessions held at the Oasis Pool Complex are a fairytale come true for children, as they master various moves and techniques; and…

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After a year of extraordinary craftsman designing three five-story chateaus, the Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona came to a festive end by naming Robert Burg, of Robert Burg Design, Top Designer for his French-inspired Chateau. Called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date, and hosted by Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, The Reveal…

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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms…

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The Camby, the highly anticipated independent lifestyle hotel in Phoenix, is now open, revealing an elegantly urban respite where tradition meets invention. A captivating blend of sophistication, cutting-edge style and statement-making design, this one-of-a-kind hotel experience delivers refined revelry and is the first hotel in Arizona to be a part of Autograph Collection Hotels – Marriott International’s curated portfolio of…

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The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to bring another season of spectacular talent to the Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series. Situated at the base of a saguaro-lined butte, the event pairs great live local bands with the most enchanting venue in the Valley for a truly spectacular experience. Through May 6, concert goers will also be able to…

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Kick off the New Year with a much-loved Arizona tradition, the Annual Fiesta Bowl Parade, held on Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Phoenix. This year’s theme will be “Arizona’s Got Game,” as the Fiesta Bowl is known for more than just the two games that it puts on each year. At the Fiesta Bowl, they want to…

December 2015 Around Town

The renowned resort has recently announced the completion of its new Jackrabbit pool area following an extensive three-month, $2.5 million renovation. Designed by local architect and landscape designer Todd & Associates, Inc., the new pool area features a refreshed surface in the main pool, a new adults-only quiet pool and a new children’s pool with an infinity edge. The three…

November 2015 Around Town

The Sonoran Arts League presents “Hidden in the Hills,” the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour and sale, which will be held November 20–22 and November 27–29. Two of this year’s featured artists are Kim Heath and Nettie Cannon. Working with metal, Kim Heath found that he wanted to show metal’s inner beauty by creating unique pieces of functional and non-functional…

October 2015 Around Town

Ken Olson, president of Northern Trust Bank, Scottsdale and Roger Brooks, former chairman and chief operating officer of AmerUs, were unanimously appointed to serve on the Board of the organization, beginning with the 2015-2016 season.

September 2015 Around Town

The wait is over for the highly anticipated new developments at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley. Scottsdale based and family-owned Cullum Homes Inc., along with the Town of Paradise Valley, Sanctuary Resort, El Chorro and others, are inviting the local community to celebrate at the first-ever 56th Street Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. For…

August 2015 Around Town

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced that North Scottsdale residents Steven P. Emerick and Roger Morris, as well as Paradise Valley resident Don P. Martin, all partners in the local office of Quarles & Brady, have been ranked in the 2015 edition of the esteemed “Chambers USA” directory. “Chambers USA” ranks attorneys and law firms…

July 2015 Around Town

North Scottsdale's AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, recently announced that North Scottsdale resident Anvita Gupta, who is a high school senior attending BASIS in Scottsdale, will receive $25,000 as a national winner of the 2015 AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report. Gupta is one of 52 students…

June 2015 Around Town

A new form of genetic screening that allows would-be parents to detect birth defects and high-risk pregnancies has made it possible for in virto fertilization doctors to identify these complications before a woman even become pregnant. Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening is a new, highly-advanced form of testing that made it possible for doctors to screen for conditions such as Down syndrome,…

May 2015 Around Town

Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, tasty beverages and more…all for a great cause. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s Connect volunteer group will host its sixth annual “The Big Event” on Saturday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m.