Dr. Smolens: Know your health numbers

Being aware of your risk of disease can help you manage, rectify or even prevent the condition from progressing — this is why it’s imperative to know your critical health numbers. So, what does it mean to know your numbers? It’s being knowledgeable of key figures for your total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, Body […]

Ellington is 1 of 3 in Arizona history to win US Kids World Golf Championship

When 7-year-old Beau Ellington isn’t making slime or fishing, she’s winning world titles in golf — and recently won the US Kids World Golf Championship for her age group. The Paradise Valley youth became one of three girls in Arizona history to win the title in Pinehurst, North Carolina where she was named world champion […]

Xavier golfer to compete in First Tee competition at Pebble Beach

The First Tee and PGA TOUR Champions announced Thursday, Aug. 15 Ashley Menne, Scott Schlader and Cade Kilanowski will represent the The First Tee of Phoenix when they compete in the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee in Pebble Beach, California. The official PGA Tour Champions event to be contested at Pebble Beach […]

St. Vincent de Paul renovates its medical, dental center

To better serve the underserved and uninsured members of the community, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul renovated and expanded the Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic on its main campus and unveiled the newly finished project Thursday, Aug. 8. The redesigned space featuring a bright interior, new flooring, fresh paint and twice […]

Ballet Arizona to hold its first Fan Fest, kicks off 2019-2020 season

Ballet Arizona will celebrate its first Ballet Arizona Fan Fest filled with meet-and-greets, dance classes, food trucks and more from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. The only professional ballet company in the Valley will host its free, family-friendly community event at Ballet Arizona, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, according to a press […]

Q&A: The shared economy, the Town of Paradise Valley and JBW

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner to better understand his perspective specific to the fledging shared economy emerging within town limits. Mr. Bien-Willner — a lawyer by trade, an entrepreneur at heart — offers three examples of town efforts. They are: The Town of Paradise Valley has published a […]

Stemm named Washington Federal commercial real estate division manager

Washington Federal Bank has announced Scott Stemm as its Arizona Commercial Real Estate Department division manager. Mr. Stemm is responsible for builder financing and commercial real estate, including land acquisition and development, specs, presales and income property and permanent financing on income properties, according to a press release. Western Federal Bank is at 6720 N. […]

Phoenix native Alejandro trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

Fireman recruit Lesliy Alejandro, a Phoenix native, is a Naval Education and Training Command student learning necessary skills to be a machinist’s mate. A machinist’s mate is responsible for maintaining the steam plants, boilers, and auxiliary equipment onboard Navy warships, according to a press release. Students attend advanced technical schools after “boot camp” where they […]

Paradise Valley couple ‘knee-deep’ in legal fees suing for sewage damage

Town of Paradise Valley residents Tim and Mirja Riester have rejected offers from both municipalities they are suing over alleged sewage damage to their million-dollar home. Since the damage occurred two years ago, the couple not only found themselves deep in flooded sewage waters at their home, but now are claiming they are “knee-deep” in […]

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services announces human resources VP

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has announced Michelle Griffith as the new vice president of human resources. Ms. Griffith began her appointment on July 15, according to a press release, describing her as a human resources leader with extensive experience. She is noted for being a change and transformational human resources leader integrating the people […]