‘I’m Not Disabled, I’m Enhanced’

It was Aug. 27, 2015, and Abriel “Abri” Bentley had just started second grade. She was lying in bed, saying her prayers to her dad.

Ice, Ice Baby

Hot temps, bright sun, air conditioning—summer in Arizona brings many things that can irritate your face and cause it to be sensitive, blotchy and irritated.

It’s on Us: What the iGen Kids Say

Is it really August? How can this be? As you read this, somehow the summer is technically over. “Fall,” as we call it in Arizona, starts so early, and it is never too late to refresh our thoughts on what our kids need and want from us as we head into a new school year.

Miss Paradise Valley’s Outstanding Teen

Chloe Hiller, 15, enjoys playing volleyball, drawing and hanging out with friends and family. She also enjoys participating in pageants and is currently Miss Paradise Valley’s Outstanding Teen. She recently competed in the Miss Arizona State competition and placed as first runner-up.

notMYkid

“I have been working in the behavioral health field for 22 years, and prevention has always sparked my passion and purpose,” says Kristen Polin, CEO of notMYkid. “I have seen the dark side of the disease of addiction personally and professionally, and that fuels my vision to lead an organization that is dedicated to high-impact prevention and early intervention.

Maple Phoenix

Maple Phoenix is a new boutique that opened its doors at Biltmore Fashion Park in March. Here, customers find a unique mix of children’s treasures chosen from around the world, including such hot spots as Paris, London and the U.S. Maple sells clothing, accessories, toys and a selection of natural apothecary. Looking for ancient Greek sandals? They have them too. The…

I Tell People I Live at the Circus!

Do you remember as a kid when your parents would say two, three, sometimes even four names before they got your name right? Well I seem to have joined that club years ago. Why, you ask? Take a look at the photo above. With four active boys plus the dog, things can get … well, … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Hotel Valley Ho to Debut Revamped ZuZu Restaurant Hotel Valley Ho, Old Town Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel with all the luxuries of a modern-day escape, is undergoing a complete revamp of ZuZu restaurant, including a brand-new interior and redesigned menus. A modern take on the classic all-American restaurant of the 1950s, the new ZuZu makes its debut in September. Fans … Continued

2019 Noche para los Niños Event Committee Kick-Off

Held at a private home in Paradise Valley, this event was the kick-off for the planning of the 2019 Noche para los Niños event, a spectacular one-night benefit event for Kids in Focus. The Día de los Muertos-themed celebration will be held on Nov. 7 at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park.

Bite Nite

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter hosted the 10th anniversary of Bite Nite at the Arizona Biltmore Resort June 15 to benefit the more than 450 families and patients living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. More than 900 guests attended the event, which featured signature dishes from 14 restaurants, a live auction and more.

Booze and a Band for the Bow Wows and Meows

The Two Pups Wellness Fund held its annual Booze and a Band for the Bow Wows and Meows May 18. More than 250 guests attended the Pups in the Park-themed party at the Arizona Science Center.

Protecting Our Furry Friends

The Arizona Humane Society has spent more than 60 years working to provide a good life for pets across the Valley through medical services, foster and adoption services, behavioral programs and disaster relief. 

Fun for All

Looking for some fun around town? These kid-friendly destinations around town provide hours of fun for all.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Ninth Annual Arizona Awards Dinner

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation hosted its awards dinner at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa May 18. In the spirit of Semper Fidelis, (always faithful,) community supporters joined together to raise more than $780,000 to support the Scholarship Foundation’s mission to honor Marines by educating their children.