Dembow: Don’t toss out Sanctuary’s Casa Three application prior to its review

I’m emailing you to frame Councilwoman Julie Pace’s well penned article on the Sanctuary SUP application for Casa Three. Serving with two members who live in Stone Canyon (Council members Pace and Moore) and having the privilege of knowing several residents who live in the neighborhood I understand the community concerns well. There is zero […]

Hait: Sanctuary’s newest proposal ought to be reviewed, considered carefully

I am a long-time resident of Stone Canyon and many years ago was part of the team that approached the Town of Paradise Valley to allow the restaurant of the then-John Gardner’s Tennis Ranch to open to the public. The Tennis Ranch had always been a private club and never open to the public. Later, […]

Pace: Rare 3-3 council split over five-plex proposal on Camelback Mountain

Working late in to Valentine’s Day evening, when love was in the air, exposed a very divided Paradise Valley Town Council on an issue that implicates the core values of our Town. Three members of the Paradise Valley Town Council expressed support for commercial zoning of a five-plex on Camelback Mountain directly adjacent to one-acre […]

Pace: Adventure at the Paradise Valley Public Safety Fair

Rock climbing walls, helicopter, fire trucks, police training simulator, and the challenge of kids serving as a special agent to obtain clues and solve a crime all occur during the Paradise Valley Public Safety Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station, 6433 E. Lincoln Dr. You and […]

Wastchak: Grateful to call Paradise Valley my home

My daughters and I have enjoyed playing card and board games since they were old enough to write their names and count their numbers. As they grew older and matured, we progressed to more challenging and educational games like Monopoly, which they came to love in particular. We played on the original Monopoly board that […]

Turf Paradise: A track record of giving back to the community

Sixty-three years ago this month Turf Paradise opened its doors for the first time. That’s six decades at the same location at 19th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix, racing horses and entertaining generations. Back then we were on the outskirts of town. Today we are in the heart of the city. And we keep […]

Dr. Ceimo: Firebrand Ranch residents assemble at oppose medical center plans

Thirty-two neighbors from Firebrand Ranch, prepared with signs and buttons expressing their views, were at the Jan. 9 Planning Commission study session regarding proposed changes to the Mountain View Medical Center on the southeast corner of Tatum and Shea. Major changes to the center, which has generally been a good neighbor to our community for […]

Seeking justice through discomfort: How to celebrate your MLK weekend

Paradise Valley has been recognized for years throughout the Valley for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, one that commemorates the bravery and nobility of Dr. King’s work and of the pursuit of racial equality as a whole. As we take the time to remember the Civil Rights Movement, we should not […]

Dr. Neal A Lester receives the Town of Paradise Valley MLK 2019 Diversity Award

The Town of Paradise Valley will observe and celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21, 2019 at the Town Hall with a ceremony starting at 11 a.m. and luncheon immediately following. During the ceremony, Dr. Neal A Lester, Foundation Professor of English and Founding Director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University, will be […]

Gallagher: Town Council denies the will of Paradise Valley people

On Dec. 6, the Town Council met to consider and vote on the East Doubletree Capital Improvement Plan project. This project would create East Doubletree from Scottsdale Road to 64th Street in the same design that has existed for some time on the west section of Doubletree. This CIP project was projected at a cost […]