Phoenix Country Day graduate shares experiences from summer internship

Sophia Casten — a Phoenix Country Day School Class of graduate and member of the Smith College class of 2022 — spent her summer interning and blogging about her experience at the ASU Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology in Tempe. Ms. Casten’s internship included supporting high school teachers from several rural Arizona […]

McRae Agency earns public relations recognition

The McRae Agency, a full-service marketing communications firm in Paradise Valley, announced it has been ranked No. 1 in Public Relations (with 10 or fewer in the department) in AZ BIG Media’s Ranking Arizona’s “Best of Arizona Businesses 2019.” Ranking Arizona is the largest business poll in Arizona. Over 1 million people cast their votes […]

Ritz-Carlton hotel eyes opening date

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced its expected summer 2020 opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley. Set in the Town of Paradise Valley, construction on The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is underway for the luxury property that will span over 20 acres and boast 215 guest accommodations, according to a press release. “We are thrilled to expand […]

Mountain Shadows to offer nighttime picnics for couples

Mountain Shadows Resort is launching Sipnic Under the Stars as a private picnic option for couples this September. Couples can savor and sip under the Town of Paradise Valley’s night sky, with stars that shine brighter because of the town’s low light pollution, according to a press release. This nighttime package private picnic out on […]

From pizza to murals: Thompson to paint mural in Phoenix

Clyde Thompson is a former graffiti artist who has transitioned his art into painting murals, including one he is working on later this year in downtown Phoenix. Mr. Thompson will create a new mural on the Central Avenue side of the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel. “I like to take my time on pieces and not […]

Arizona Helping Hands partners for annual school drive

For the seventh consecutive year, Arizona Helping Hands teamed with community nonprofit organizations and local businesses to help children in foster care prepare for the challenges of a new school year. Arizona Helping Hands — in collaboration with Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and the Back to School Clothing Drive — provided free backpacks, […]

Crown Realty begins construction on City North

Crown Realty and Development announced the onset of construction activity Tuesday, June 25 on the nearly 100-acre property that surrounds the existing High Street retail, office and residential community in north Phoenix. City North has started construction on the horizontal infrastructure including water and sewer, according to a press release. Construction will then begin above […]

Paradise Valley seventh grader earns high scores on ACT

Seventh grader Bella Delmedico, a 12-year-old resident of Paradise Valley, recently took the ACT and scored in the 90th percentile for the math/quantitative section and in the 95th percentile for verbal/reading section. She was tested through the Duke University Identification Program 2019 talent search. These scores qualified Miss Delmedico for the summer studies at Duke […]

Franciscan Renewal Center hosts grand opening for new building

The grand opening and blessing of the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Community Life Center took place at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley, Sunday, June 9. This structure marks the final new construction project of the Master Plan for expansion and improvements, approved by the Franciscan Friars Province […]

Planning Commission approves lot split on Invergordon Road

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission has unanimously approved an application for a lot split on a property at 5307 N. Invergordon Road. The vote came at the commission’s June 4 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Per the Town Code, since the commission rendered an unanimous vote, the application does not need to […]