Representative Syms commends enactment of Pam’s Law

Arizona Representative and Paradise Valley resident Maria Syms applauds the enactment of Pam’s Law, new legislation that aims to hold high-risk drivers accountable. Pam’s Law, HB 2522, closes a loophole in Arizona law that prevented prosecutors from being able to file felony charges against a man driving on a suspended license after he ran a […]

Dr. Smolens: beat the heat and stay safe this summer

The temperatures have reached the three digits and kids are out of school. This could only mean one thing: summer is finally here! And while we all enjoy soaking up the sun, it’s important to protect our health when temperatures rise. Taking simple steps — such as wearing well-ventilated shoes and avoiding the sun when […]

Thomasson: raising future guide dogs offers a fun volunteer opportunity

Imagine getting a smart, adorable, 8-week-old puppy, being able to take it with you everywhere you go and getting free obedience lessons for a year and half? Welcome to puppy raising a future guide dog for the blind. Walking around town with one of my dogs, I’m often asked about puppy raising guide dogs. There […]

Paradise Valley begins quest for next top official

Efforts are under way to recruit the next town manager for the Town of Paradise Valley. On July 19, town council met for an initial kick-off conversation to begin searching for a town manager. The meeting, which lasted less than one hour, mostly discussed the next steps, future meeting dates for council and what details […]

Hermosa Inn dips toe into new fit of Paradise Valley footprint

Seeking to meet the needs of its guests, Paradise Valley’s Hermosa Inn is looking for town approval for some slight adjustments to the property’s footprint. The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, is a beloved resort within the Town of Paradise Valley housed mostly within a residential community. It was annexed into the town […]

Paradise Valley council candidates opine Ritz-Carlton project progress

Local voters in the Town of Paradise Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to town council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, who is running unopposed, is seeking the top spot of the local governing board while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley […]

Pursued amendments push back Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley debut

While many have speculated on it and few have been able to provide concrete answers, Five Star Development officials contend the Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley resort community will begin to sprout sometime over the next calendar year. The Paradise Valley special-use permit — approved by a 4 to 3 vote in early 2016 — entitles Five […]

Knapp named Paradise Valley community development director

After a nationwide search, Deputy Town Manager Dawn Marie Buckland announced July 13 that she has hired Jeremy Knapp to fill the Town of Paradise Valley’s community development director position. The position oversees the town’s planning, permitting, and code enforcement functions, according to a press release. Mr. Knapp is currently the capital projects manager for […]

3 Arizona finalists named for interim Paradise Valley town manager

Paradise Valley’s elected officials will be considering three individuals to fill the position of interim town manager while a national search ensues. A July 11 Paradise Valley Town Council executive session and special meeting culminated in three municipal professionals — Ken Buchanan, Cynthia Seelhammer and Brian Dalke — being named as finalists to be interviewed […]

Phoenix Symphony names co-chairs for gala

The Phoenix Symphony has announced Lucia Renshaw and Bruce Covill as co-chairs of its New Year’s Eve Gala. The announcement follows word that Sharon and Dr. Oliver “Ollie” Harper will be the event’s honorary chairs. “Lucia and I are pleased to serve as event co-chairs for the 2018 Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve Gala, particularly […]