Development rush in Paradise Valley may spur Scottsdale and Lincoln gridlock

With a handful of development projects happening within a stone’s throw of each other — and the municipal border of Scottsdale — the Town of Paradise Valley is finding itself in a bit of a pickle. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed improvements to the median that runs east-west along Lincoln Drive […]

Town Council doubles down on halting Paradise Valley Doubletree project

Improvements for Doubletree Ranch Road have been tabled. Following impassioned commentary from residents, Paradise Valley Town Council members seem to side with those concerns admitting too many unknown factors to move forward with the project. Safety, communication process and the overall goal to be achieved by reconstructing some areas of the road were among top […]

Stanton denies Dembow allegations, will not resign from Paradise Valley Town Council

On the heels of Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow calling for the resignation of fellow elected leader — Mark Stanton — members of the Brown family spoke out at the Dec. 6 Town Council meeting, citing their belief that Mr. Dembow should actually be the one to resign. Additionally, Mr. Stanton addressed the call for […]

Driven Hearts: Phoenix Heart Ball showcases commitment to heart health

One of the Valley’s most popular and prestigious social events of the year — the Phoenix Heart Ball — took place for the 59th time on Nov. 17 at The Phoenician. The 59th Annual Heart Ball, one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation, celebrates the lives saved […]

Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of instrument played during Holocaust

Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Today these instruments serve not only as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience but also reinforce key lessons of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity that are pertinent now as well as for future generations. Violins of Hope will be in […]

Write to Reply: Five Star offers response to ‘Home for the holidays’ article

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent ran a story on Nov. 21 titled “Home for the Holidays: Rosen family compromise likely at Azure Paradise Valley” where Five Star Development and The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley were mentioned numerous times. However, the newspaper never sought comment or fact checking from anyone at Five Star to give a […]

Boston Globe Editor Robby Robinson to speak in Paradise Valley

Ivy Council alumni and their guests are invited to a speaker presentation, which the Harvard Business School Club of Arizona is hosting Thursday, Jan. 24 with Boston Globe Editor Robby Robinson. Mr. Robinson was the investigative reporting lead on the Catholic church scandal, according to a release. A light dinner will be served at the […]

Designers, philanthropists come together for Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s WINGS Women’s Board presented the second annual A Breathtaking Holiday Evening on Thursday, Nov. 14 to fundraise for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The event raised nearly $72,000 through the purchase of limited-edition holiday wreaths, WINGS commissioned ornaments and the donations of generous sponsors, according to a press release. The WINGS Women’s Board […]

Arizona to observe Pearl Harbor attack anniversary in Phoenix

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will conduct the state’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony Friday, Dec. 7,  at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. The program will begin at 10:55 a.m., the local time of the attack on U.S. naval and military facilities 77 years ago in Hawaii. The event is open to the public. The […]

Al-Shatti, Prendergast present exhibit at Olney Gallery

Patrice Al-Shatti’s and Daniel Prendergast’s gallery “Being and Becoming,” which is an exhibit of watercolors and photographs that explore transformation, will be at the Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix. The exhibit will run from Friday, Nov. 30 until Friday, Dec. 21 during regular business hours. A First Friday […]