Pace: What you need to know in Paradise Valley — the good and the bad

As we arrive at the council’s summer break, there are items residents need to watch in Paradise Valley. Let’s review the good and the bad so residents are up-to-speed and can let the mayor, council and town staff know your thoughts. Let’s start with the bad: 1. Opposing 150 foot architectural spire and 90 foot […]

Scottsdale Palmeraie ascends to new heights as Paradise Valley resentment builds

While Paradise Valley Town Council historically takes a siesta during the summer months, municipal officials are taking precautions to ensure some important issues are not skipped over during the time of rest. On Thursday, June 13, Paradise Valley Town Council approved a resolution to authorize Town Manager Jill Keimach and Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner to advocate […]

A driven heart: Carolyn Jackson propels heart disease conversation

While heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women worldwide, one Paradise Valley woman is being honored for her efforts resulting in the staggering sum of funds raised to bring awareness to the killer disease. Carolyn Jackson, who served as chair of the 59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball, used her platform […]

Hanley receives Service Above Self Award for scholarship foundation support

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation hosted its Ninth Annual Arizona Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 18 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. In the spirit of Semper Fidelis, always faithful, community supporters joined together to raise more than $780,000 to support the Scholarship Foundation’s mission to “Honor Marines by Educating Their Children.” […]

monOrchid to host Chester Bennington photograph exhibit

In partnership with True North Studio, monOrchid in Phoenix will welcome a photo exhibit of late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington Friday, June 21. The exhibit is titled “Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington” and is by local photographer/musician Jim Louvau, according to a press release. This is the first time this exhibit will be […]

Paradise Valley looks to adopt state-mandated video license agreement

The Paradise Valley Town Council will be voting on a uniform video service license agreement at its Thursday, June 13 meeting. Town Attorney Andrew Miller presented the new agreement to Town Council during a study session in late May. In 2018, the legislature enacted Senate Bill 1140, the uniform video service license agreement, which requires […]

Keimach finds new home at helm of the Town of Paradise Valley

There’s a new boss in town, and she goes by the name of Jill Keimach. Ms. Keimach has taken the helm as Paradise Valley’s new town manager, which at first blush appears to be a position she has passion. Hailing from northern California, Ms. Keimach says the quality of Paradise Valley Town Council, coupled with […]

Rosequist: Independent newsroom offers alternative delivery methods as newspaper growth ensues

It’s no secret that the Town of Paradise Valley is unique, and we see that moniker reflected within the newsroom, as well. For nearly 40 years, the Paradise Valley Independent has been in publication — in large part due to the loyalty of its readership. The news landscape has evolved rapidly in the 21st Century, […]

Dr. Smolens: Learn the 2 simple steps to save a life with hands-only CPR

Over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year in the U.S. This means there is a chance that you or someone you love may need Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the case of an emergency. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, at any time, at any place. That’s why […]

6th annual White Party raises $20,000 to support ‘Building a Healthy Arizona’

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its sixth annual White Party “A Night at the Races” earlier this spring, raising funds to help support the mission of the local organization. The derby-inspired evening held at Young’s Market Company raised more than $20,000 to help support the mission of JLP, including its community programs and leadership […]