Andeen: growing up on the friendly streets of the 85253

I fell in love with Mummy Mountain as a child. I fell in love with Paradise Valley as a child. How could I not? I grew up living on the side of Mummy Mountain. I’ve walked, hiked and ridden my horse on this mountain. I had childhood friends who would ride horses to our house […]

Collins: Paradise Valley in good hands under guise of Mr. Dalke

After interviewing and considering several candidates for the position, this past Wednesday Paradise Valley Town Council and I made the decision to appoint Mr. Brian Dalke as interim town manager. Mr. Dalke will replace outgoing Town Manager Kevin Burke who is leaving us this month for a professional opportunity across the Valley. Brian is expected […]

Why there is so much support for one mayoral candidate

We are writing today to tell you more about our respected friend and colleague, Jerry Bien-Willner, who will serve as the next Mayor of our Town, and why we’re so excited to work with Jerry as the Mayor moving forward! When Jerry announced his intentions to run for Mayor, we were thrilled to offer our […]

Dr. Smolens: beat the heat and stay safe this summer

The temperatures have reached the three digits and kids are out of school. This could only mean one thing: summer is finally here! And while we all enjoy soaking up the sun, it’s important to protect our health when temperatures rise. Taking simple steps — such as wearing well-ventilated shoes and avoiding the sun when […]

Thomasson: raising future guide dogs offers a fun volunteer opportunity

Imagine getting a smart, adorable, 8-week-old puppy, being able to take it with you everywhere you go and getting free obedience lessons for a year and half? Welcome to puppy raising a future guide dog for the blind. Walking around town with one of my dogs, I’m often asked about puppy raising guide dogs. There […]

Tour the Town: my five favorite pieces of Paradise Valley art

When I’m talking with a cell center representative at some far-away location giving them my address, occasionally the rep will ask, “Is it really Paradise?” My Midwestern-self will fill with self-consciousness as I meekly say, “Well, yes, actually, it is.” When people ask why Paradise Valley is special, it hard to name just one reason. […]

Anton: I have officially announced my Paradise Valley candidacy

With great pride I, James Anton, announce my candidacy for the Paradise Valley Town Council. As a 33-year resident and serving as a member of the Paradise Valley Planning Commission, I have obtained even greater respect for our wonderful community and the many volunteers that allow us to maintain the quality of life we all […]

Andeen: volunteering with the Paradise Valley Police Department, join us!

I love serving our town as a Paradise Valley Police Volunteer. The experiences are rewarding and the friendships long-lasting. And, I feel great about doing something good for our town residents and the police department. And, volunteering is an exciting diversion from my day job as a senior account executive in the financial services industry. […]

Collins: Time of change for the office of town manager

This week Town Manager Kevin Burke announced that he has accepted an offer of employment from a municipality across town, and provided 60-day notice as required by his contract. Their gain is our loss but also an opportunity for both. Some of you may recall that Kevin was hired in 2014 to replace the retiring […]

Tour the Town: my five lessons in photography

While documenting my Tour the Town journey on Facebook, I knew pictures would make the posts more interesting. Except I’m not a photographer. Pre-digital photography, I was the one standing at the Walgreens counter with the sad look on my face as I rifled though the packet of photo duds in my envelope. Fortunately digital […]