School of Ballet Arizona announces opportunity for international students to attend, study under artistic staff
The School of Ballet Arizona announces that international students will now have the opportunity to study under the guidance of its heralded school and artistic staff. After 37 years teaching generations of future ballet professionals in the US, the School of Ballet Arizona received Student and Exchange Visitor Program status that allows non-immigrant foreign exchange […]
Mother’s Grace, a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to supporting mothers and children, is hosting its annual champagne brunch in Paradise Valley on May 4. Supporting people who have endured overwhelming life tragedies, Mother’s Grace has helped thousands of women and children get back on their feet, established nearly a dozen nonprofits out of tragedy, and supported numerous community organizations through grants, according to a press release.
Gateway Academy will be hosting a community event celebrating the grand opening of its new campus with fun-filled hands-on educational activities on Saturday, April 29. Starting at 11 a.m. families will have a chance to explore the new campus, located in the picturesque Phoenix Mountain Preserve at 3939 E. Shea Blvd. in Paradise Valley. Gateway Academy is a private K-12th grade day school specializing in Twice-Exceptional students, academically bright with High Functioning Autism, according to a press release.
The Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment Wednesday, April 12 voted unanimously to honor an appeal halting the development process of a home atop Camelback Mountain that has drawn the ire of neighboring residents. The hearing comes on the heels of the town’s zoning administrator — in this case Community Development Director Eva Cutro — decision to allow the development process to proceed despite pending litigation at Maricopa County Superior Court. The property is located at 5507 E. San Miguel Ave. and is owned by TMS Ventures LLC. Board members Hope Ozer and Emily Kile were absent for the vote.
The Herberger Theater Center will open Edgy, showcasing Arizona artists, at its Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center. Featuring 41 Arizona artists, the art in this exhibit is daring, provocative, trend-setting, cutting edge and features a variety of mediums and processes, according to a press release. The public is invited to a free opening reception to meet the artists and have light refreshments from 6 to 8 p.m. on Third Friday, April 21, at 455 N. Third Street in Phoenix.
Seventeen-year-old Xavier College Preparatory student and Paradise Valley resident Abbie Arnold had never written a grant proposal before. But when it came time to pitch a volunteer project to her chapter of the Phoenix National Charity League, she had an idea for a program that was very close to her heart. National Charity League is a philanthropic non-profit organization where mothers and daughters engage in community service and leadership development together. There are chapters and member across the country, including Phoenix.
The Harvard Club of Phoenix recently hosted an evening reception for Harvard Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker at the home of club president, Dr. Bishara Bahbah. Coach Amaker attended the event, held on March 30, for the club that was founded in 1942, according to a press release. The club supports a variety of programs such […]
Daniel Shefner of Paradise Valley is one of 126 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 23rd class of the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. As a Corps Member, Mr. Shefner will spend 10 months getting things done for America while strengthening communities and developing his leadership skills, according to a press release. Mr. Shefner and his team will work on a variety of projects and service areas, focusing on infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, energy conservation, disaster response and recovery efforts, and environmental work.
Valley Metro Rail successfully connects 220,000 riders to Final Four Weekend events with more than 350 front-line staff delivering safe and efficient service. Getting to Final Four Phoenix weekend events was a slam dunk for locals, visitors and fans as Valley Metro Rail served an estimated 68 percent more riders that Friday through Sunday than […]
What might be Phoenix’s most iconic landmark is also one of the Valley’s most sought after activities for local residents and tourists alike: hiking Camelback Mountain. Proper hiking boots, sunscreen, plenty of water and a hat is the minimum preparation someone set out to hike any of Phoenix’s mountains should be armed with. Unfortunately, many tourists and local residents find themselves unprepared and in a dangerous situation as they sit defeated atop a rock somewhere along Camelback Mountain’s 1.5-mile Cholla Trail.