St. Vincent de Paul raises over $1 million at its annual Restoring Hope Breakfast

On Nov. 16, Society of St. Vincent de Paul held its annual Restoring Hope Fundraising Breakfast at The Phoenician. Emceed by Mark Curtis and attended by about 1,300 guests, the event is SVdP’s largest fundraising event of the year, according to a press release. Supported by a matching gift of $500,000, made by Melani and […]

Annual Brophy Fashion Show raises over $1 million, impacts community

With a monochrome “Neiman Marcus” logo illuminated in the background, I nonchalantly sauntered down the runway to raucous applause, “strutting my stuff” from Carter’s Fine Men’s Clothing. No, I am not a husky fashion model. I’m a senior at Brophy College Preparatory, and on Friday, November 9th, along with 250 of my peers (a record […]

Development rush in Paradise Valley may spur Scottsdale and Lincoln gridlock

With a handful of development projects happening within a stone’s throw of each other — and the municipal border of Scottsdale — the Town of Paradise Valley is finding itself in a bit of a pickle. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed improvements to the median that runs east-west along Lincoln Drive […]

Town Council doubles down on halting Paradise Valley Doubletree project

Improvements for Doubletree Ranch Road have been tabled. Following impassioned commentary from residents, Paradise Valley Town Council members seem to side with those concerns admitting too many unknown factors to move forward with the project. Safety, communication process and the overall goal to be achieved by reconstructing some areas of the road were among top […]

Stanton denies Dembow allegations, will not resign from Paradise Valley Town Council

On the heels of Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow calling for the resignation of fellow elected leader — Mark Stanton — members of the Brown family spoke out at the Dec. 6 Town Council meeting, citing their belief that Mr. Dembow should actually be the one to resign. Additionally, Mr. Stanton addressed the call for […]

Mountain View Medical Center revitalization begins Paradise Valley deliberations

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission will begin its work reviewing plans for a three-phase reconstruction of Mountain View Medical Center, after Town Council approved marching orders earlier this November. Paradise Valley Town Council approved a Statement of Direction for the medical facility with a 6-0 vote on Nov. 15, at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln […]

AZCREW names Jennifer Cranston as 2019 president

AZCREW, an organization for senior-level executive women in the metro Phoenix commercial real estate field, has named Jennifer Cranston, a shareholder of Gallagher and Kennedy, as its president for 2019. Other officers for 2019 include Cindy Winters, Eagle Commercial Realty Services, past president; Dana McDonald, North American Title Company, membership; Lorna Banister, Ballard Spahr, sponsorship; […]

Semper Fi Fund Double Down for Veterans campaign, through Dec. 31

Through Dec. 31, The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation will match all donations to Semper Fi Fund, up to $10 million, through the Double Down for Veterans campaign. The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation challenges Americans to support the Semper Fi Fund in its mission to provide urgently needed resources for combat wounded, critically ill […]

MCSO: Deputy arrested for burglary, theft

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that 39-year-old Gregory Todd Johnson was arrested and booked in connection with a theft committed while he was on duty as a deputy sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office has initiated the administrative process for termination of Deputy Johnson’s employment, according to a press release. On Oct. 28, Deputy Johnson […]

Ignite Hope raises record $346K for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

More than 2,300 walkers lit up Phoenix Children’s Hospital and patients’ faces for the Dec. 8 Ignite Hope holiday candlelight walk. The event raised a record $346,000, according to a press release describing an atmosphere filled with “twinkling candles,” a crowd-friendly sing-a-long with the CCV Music Team, a visit from Santa, and stories told by […]