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 […]

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 […]

Camelback Inn nears completion of Paradise Ballroom

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is nearing completion of its new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom. The project includes an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor and pre-function space, bringing the award-winning resort’s total meeting and event space to 95,000 square feet, according to a release. In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, which will provide […]

Nirvana food festival returns to Paradise Valley

Once again, Nirvana will transform Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa into culinary heaven with four days of food-related fun whipped up by world-acclaimed chefs, mixologists, and California winemakers. Held April 19-22, the food event is back for a second year of tastings, themed parties, fine dining and opportunities to get up close and […]

Town council has eyes for hillside preservation in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace got the blessing of the local governing board to reinvigorate the Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust — and explore preserving additional acreage on all town hillsides. During a Thursday, Oct. 12 study session, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed hillside preservation options, with Ms. Pace leading the charge on the efforts. The […]

Pace: The ins and outs of Camelback Mountain air rescues

How many helicopter rescues occur on Camelback Mountain, and how close can helicopters fly over houses? In 2016, there were 84 rescue responses with 86 individuals rescued at Camelback Mountain. The helicopter hoist was used 41 times, and there were 28 two-skid landings. Helicopter lights also were used to assist lost hikers off the mountain […]

Music, mountains and memory event supports The Phoenix Symphony

Paradise Valley Town Council member Julie Pace and her husband David Selden, along with residents Sheila and Michael Zuieback hosted 150 guests at the Zuieback home, featuring picturesque views of Camelback Mountain. The event was held April 20 in support of the Phoenix Symphony’s community engagement programs, specifically the B-Sharp Music Wellness, a WONDER Project, Music and Alzheimer’s Memory Research Initiative, according to a press release. Guests were entertained as they arrived by a Phoenix Symphony brass quintet and sipped on the signature cocktail featured that evening, the Camelback Sunset.

Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment upholds San Miguel zoning appeal

The Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment Wednesday, April 12 voted unanimously to honor an appeal halting the development process of a home atop Camelback Mountain that has drawn the ire of neighboring residents. The hearing comes on the heels of the town’s zoning administrator — in this case Community Development Director Eva Cutro — decision to allow the development process to proceed despite pending litigation at Maricopa County Superior Court. The property is located at 5507 E. San Miguel Ave. and is owned by TMS Ventures LLC. Board members Hope Ozer and Emily Kile were absent for the vote.

Joy of life in the Town of Paradise Valley abounds

The irony of living in a place called Paradise Valley, is not lost on those who have been planning, creating and shaping an identification for the affluent enclave in the Valley of the Sun. Nestled amongst some of Arizona’s premier landscape, sits the Town of Paradise Valley where no industrial parks exist and most there believe they are free from the hustle and bustle of busy thoroughfares in nearby municipalities. While a community in this area could have been swallowed up by its behemoth neighbors — the city of Phoenix and the city of Scottsdale — the leaders of the Town of Paradise Valley found a way to carve out its own niche of luxury lifestyles.

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