Shufelt: Do you know where your charitable dollars go?

I recently visited one of my favorite family-owned restaurants in North Phoenix to pick up a take-out meal. Walking up to the front door — on a Friday night, I passed a table not unlike those set up by Boy Scouts or girls’ choirs soliciting a few dollars from patrons passing by — this table […]

Norton: Remembering ‘Those Who Bear the Burden’

One hundred years ago, this Veteran’s Day, the guns of the Great War fell silent across Europe, and the doughboys started coming home. It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, that World War I — “the war to end all wars” — ended. This defining war […]

Hermosa Inn partners with Scottsdale Artists’ School for 2018-19 art series

The Hermosa Inn is partnering with Scottsdale Artists’ School for a second year to create a unique and interactive event series, Journaling: Art and Observation, held at the Paradise Valley the hotel. From first-timers to experienced artists, local artist and illustrator Devon Meyer will unlock participants’ creativity and hone their observations skills as she introduces […]

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 […]

Rena Backer Ballet Studio presents The Nutcracker Ballet production

Rena Backer Ballet Studio will present its 10th annual production of The Nutcracker ballet on Dec. 8-9. Under the artistic direction of Rena Backer, the performance is a partnership with the Military Assistance Mission to benefit military families in the state, according to a press release. According to the release, Mrs. Backer is a member […]

Ahern presents on world travel through medical volunteering

Longtime Paradise Valley resident and physical therapist Kay Ahern will give a presentation on being a globetrotter in her field. RSVP by Nov 9 to hear Ms. Ahern present on “World travel through medical volunteering,” according to a press release for the local chapter of the Circumnavigators Club. The Circumnavigators Club-Desert Chapter invites guests to […]

Top agent joins Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate

Mike Domer has joined Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate, according to a release. Mr. Domer has more than 40 years of experience as a Realtor and sales trainer in the luxury home market, the release stated. “I have always admired and had the greatest respect for Mike Domer. He is a class act and […]

Paradise Valley church celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday

Ascension Lutheran Church will have its 19th annual Oktoberfest 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Food will be served 5:30-7 p.m. at the event, which takes place at 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley. The fare of German food includes beer brats, sauerkraut, Bavarian potato salad, cole slaw, hot dogs for the kids, apple strudel and […]

“Southwest Landscapes in Oil” to be featured art at Olney Gallery

November First Friday at the Olney Gallery features “Southwest Landscapes in Oil” art by Michele Schuck and Bobby Lee Krajnik. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, Oct. 26 – Nov. 28. However, a First Friday reception will be held 6-9 p.m., Nov. 2, at Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, […]

Paradise Valley signs marching orders for analysis of SmokeTree rebirth effort

A Statement of Direction has been rendered by Paradise Valley Town Council to give building and design guidelines for the legacy SmokeTree Resort’s renovation. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Paradise Valley Town Council spent about an hour combing over SmokeTree Resort’s Statement of Direction, which is comprised of 12 elements pertaining to several aspects of the […]