The Smoking Dragons prepare to slay national competition

Knights in shining armor still exist in this century as local men prepare for combat at a national dueling competition. The Phoenix chapter of the Armored Combat League — The Smoking Dragons — will compete in the national championships at Fitcon April 12-13 in Salt Lake City as members duel teams from around the world […]

Luxury housing values skyrocket as consumer desires eclipse 20th Century staples

Numbers suggest, and experts agree, spring 2019 could be a baseline of boom years to come as the sales of million dollar homes in the Town of Paradise Valley continue to realize significant gains in average sale price, sales volume and price per square foot. The average price per square foot for a home found […]

Engine Building Challenge ‘STEMs’ interest in transportation industry

  The Engine Building Challenge allowed Valley students to explore how STEM skills intersect with the transportation industry. The free event, recently held throughout the nation, educated children about the advantages of STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — careers and the transportation industry, according to a press release. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego was […]

Arrested Development: Paradise Valley municipal scrutiny stunts Smoke Tree Resort rebirth

Paradise Valley Town Council reviewed Smoke Tree Resort’s major special use permit amendment for the first time since the project received a recommended denial by the Planning Commission. A Thursday, March 28 Town Council study session included a 60-minute overview of the project. Community Development Director Jeremy Knapp described the purpose of the meeting as […]

Lincoln Medical Plaza SUP application undergoes council deliberations

After more than three months, Paradise Valley Town Council received another update on the Lincoln Medical Plaza application regarding a major special use permit amendment for a new medical building on the site. Senior Planner Paul Michaud delivered the update on the proposed two-story medical center at 7125 E. Lincoln Drive during the council’s March […]

Developers put the brakes on Paradise Valley Medical Plaza overhaul

The crew behind a redevelopment of Paradise Valley Medical Plaza has requested a continuance on the project’s public hearing to iron-out neighbor concerns. The Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, 5410 N. Scottsdale Road, is seeking a special use permit amendment to allow for a new medical building, new parking area, two new parking canopies and new […]

Weekend community event set for Monarch Butterfly Waystation dedication

The Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, will hold the Dedication of the Monarch Butterfly Waystation. On April 6 and 7, the event will include the sale of one-gallon milkweed plants supplied by the Desert Botanical Garden, activities for children, and tours of the garden, according to a press release. The Monarch […]

DAR members beautify historic sites near downtown Phoenix

  For the third consecutive year, Piestewa Peak and Maricopa Chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members helped beautify downtown historic sites. According to a press release, they cleaned grave sites at the historic Pioneer & Military Memorial Park and the Smurthwaite House grounds near downtown Phoenix. The group collected 24 […]

Paradise Valley ambulatory contract, needs and frequency under review

In a relatively small community, the Town of Paradise Valley has hundreds of emergency calls for service each year, resulting in more than 300 ambulance transports annually. Paradise Valley is evaluating its ambulance services, as the contract with PMT Ambulance is set to expire on Sept. 30. On March 14, Paradise Valley Town Council took […]

Stellar Residential hosts unveiling of One Camelback Building in Phoenix

  Stellar Residential hosted more than 50 guests at a March 21 ceremony honoring the end of construction for renovating and repurposing One Camelback into an apartment building. According to a press release, the 11-story, 215,245-square-foot structure has been part of the uptown Phoenix landscape at Camelback Road and Central Avenue for three decades. UEB […]