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 […]

Arizona Science Center to host training program for local teachers

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, launched the Science Teacher Residency (STaR) program earlier this year. This STEM teacher training program, which Helios Education Foundation supported, provides instruction and mentoring to third through eighth grade teachers […]

Xavier Prep ‘cans’ skirts for a cause

Xavier College Preparatory has a tradition of plaid uniform skirts, but a fundraising effort allowed students to “can” them for a day. Coordinated by the members of the National Honor Society, the entire Xavier community participated in providing meals for the hungry, according to a release. Students were allowed to wear something other than the […]

Bank of America provides financial boost for nonprofits assisting young people

Bank of America has awarded Junior Achievement of Arizona and Year Up Arizona $200,000 each to continue their efforts of providing financial education and early job readiness for under-served children and young adults. “Both organizations empower youth towards upward mobility through programs that help develop the attitudes, behaviors and skills needed to pursue long-term, sustainable […]

Doubletree Ranch Road bewilderment prompts hazy CIP Committee pursuit

The late-night discussion amongst Paradise Valley Town Council members over a proposed committee to handle resident communication and education for capital improvement projects shined a light on more issues than one. Following their study session and regular business meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Town Council reconvened to discuss the idea of a capital improvement […]

Arizona Burn Foundation celebrates 20th Annual Holiday Festival of Trees

The Arizona Burn Foundation is gearing up for their signature event, the Annual Holiday Festival of Trees on Dec. 8. Now in its 20th year, it has become one of the premiere holiday-themed galas in the Valley, according to a press release. Next month the event returns to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix […]

Paradise Valley councilman seeks resignation of fellow elected leader

Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow is calling for the resignation of Mark Stanton, a fellow elected leader who serves on Town Council. Mr. Dembow delivered a prepared statement at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 telling the public a lawsuit against him, his family, town and police officials has been dismissed. But also discovered during […]

Home for the holidays: Rosen family compromise likely at Azure Paradise Valley

WRITE TO REPLY: Read Five Star Development’s response to this article here. It appears there is a very good chance the Rosen family will be home for the holidays. Cori and Vic Rosen purchased what they call their, “dream home” at Azure Paradise Valley, which is the first Shea Signature luxury community in the Town […]

Guyz ‘n’ Dollz performs Valleywide, defying age with timeless music

After nearly 20 years, there’s no final curtain call in sight for the Guyz ‘n’ Dollz group who perform throughout the Valley of the Sun. As a matter of fact, it’s more like a second act for many of the performers who have retired and volunteer their time for the nonprofit organization that donates its […]

Paradise Valley pursues formal salute of historically significant architecture

An official program to recognize, preserve and honor historical aspects embedded within the Town of Paradise Valley is becoming a reality — after being proposed by a local resident. The town was incorporated in 1961, but desert-dwellers were calling the Town of Paradise Valley home long before that. The town is comprised of several types […]