Arcadia High School seniors had a lot to look forward to in the last two months of school, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Arcadia News asked a few students how they’re coping with online classes and how they plan to spend their final weeks as seniors. 

It seems like Justin Beckett was born to be in a kitchen. From cooking with his family, to working in kitchens from an early age and helping to open various restaurants around the Valley, it was only a matter of time before Beckett opened his own eatery. His dream came true in 2010, and Beck…

Arcadia’s schools are closed for the rest of the year, with a month still left on the schedule. This means that students will be missing out on spending time with their friends, unable to participate in events, sports and all the things that kids love about school. Teachers in the area have …

The current stay-at-home orders might lead to a resurgence in board games, but the days of families and friends sitting down to play Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit mostly seem to be behind us. 

“Would you like a hug?” Five words my teenage daughter has been asking me multiple times a day since all our lives changed due to the world’s recent health crisis.

Whenever my journeys led me to a state capital, my first destination was usually the state capitol. 

In this time of upheaval, with concerns about the health and well-being of our families, it is most appropriate to introduce an Arcadian that provides care for the immediate neighborhood, not just now but year-round. 

In light of the closures of museums, stadiums and generally all the places we know and love, Arcadia News has curated a list of sites that are offering virtual tours. Families can explore all over Arizona and even the world – right from their living rooms. Here is a list of places people can…

As a physician-scientist and your neighbor, I wanted to share some critical messages regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and what we can all do to minimize the risk of contracting the virus and keeping ourselves, our families and our neighborhood healthy. There is so much information out there c…

As the shelter-in-place orders subside, places like Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak and Havasupai Falls will start enticing those whose outdoor activities include hiking, mountain climbing and canyoneering.

On March 14, 2020, Phoenix firefighters rescued a man trapped under a 300-pound boulder that fell while he was hiking on Camelback Mountain’s Cholla Trail. After he was airlifted to a hospital and treated for extreme injuries to the lower half of his body, the trail was deemed unsafe and tem…

Working from home may sound like a dream. You may have wished you could try it for a few days a week. Well, here we all are working from home, playing from home, schooling from home and everything else-ing from home. I guess this is what is meant by the saying, “be careful what you wish for.…

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. A century later, the tireless dedication and determination of the women who fought for voting rights lives on. One local author is helping to shed light on the struggle. 

The Shemer Art Center has kicked off a fundraising campaign with hopes of raising funds to expand its facility. The property at 4601 N. Arcadia Drive is just south of the Shemer’s current campus. 

Times of crisis can create some of the most defining moments for a community. Even with the threat and fear of an unseen virus looming in our neighborhoods and thoughts, Arcadians are sticking closer than ever to one another. Well, at least six feet apart. 

We consider this publication to be part of life in Arcadia. We strive to contribute to the fabric of this community, and we are proud of the people and the area we have served for 28 years. This “good news newspaper” really belongs to you, since we wouldn’t exist without the stories and the …

Help keep the Arcadia community and economy healthy. Local restaurants are working hard to keep their employees working and their neighborhood fed. They greatly appreciate your business!  

Since mid-March, restaurants in Arcadia and all over Arizona have closed their dining rooms and instead are open for carry-out, takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery through in-house delivery drivers, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates.

This month, the Arcadia News is celebrating 28 years of publishing. The duo that started this community newspaper in the early 1990s had a feeling that they would be successful, but they couldn’t be sure. When I started writing for this paper in ’97, I had hoped this would be a stepping-ston…

Every time I daydream while driving west along Apache Boulevard in Tempe, then turn north on Mill Avenue, I get a weird sensation that my sweet tooth needs attention. It’s nothing serious, just a fleeting thought that a big slice of cake would fulfill this imagined need.

Sacha Levine has been part of the culinary world for more than a decade, working under various well-known chefs in the Valley before settling in at the newest Barter and Shake concept, Century Grand. Arcadia News checked in to see how this chef is growing in her latest position.

Jessie Dahling, Lisa LaFon and Anne Trauter are three best friends and moms to toddlers who founded People for Greens, a food company launched in October 2019 that sells to-go salads. These meals boast zero preservatives and are sourced from Arizona-based purveyors.

At A-Z Appraisal, we receive countless inquiries along with myriad questions about items ranging from spittoons to Navajo rugs that we privately answer or have written about in the “Ask the Appraiser’s” column.

One of the newer residents of Arcadia, and one of the most enthusiastic, has traveled a long road to find himself among the citrus trees and bike paths that help define this iconic neighborhood.

A reader recently asked about an issue on the minds of many professionals: Should you become “friends” with your colleagues on social media?

An Arcadia couple is making it their mission to support and educate cancer patients so they can navigate their way back to a healthy life. Husband and wife cancer survivors Chuck and Hannah Keels recently established the Living Hope Cancer Foundation.

With unbridled enthusiasm, comedian Danielle Williams aims to delight audiences throughout the Phoenix area and across the U.S. A California transplant, she has performed at the Tempe Improv, Improv Mania, Funny Bones and more.

For almost 40 years, the German Sausage Company has been serving the Arcadia community. The owners of the establishment – the Scherz family – started their sausage business six generations ago in a small village in Germany.

The 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour kickoff event, called the Memorial Championship, was held in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills during the last week of February.

Mane Attraction Salon is bringing together good hair and furry friends during their 20th annual Beauty to the RESCUE fundraiser, which benefits animals in need across Maricopa County.

More than a century ago, Arizona was peppered with small towns where people toiled to carve out a hardscrabble living from a rich but unyielding land. Most were mining towns. They were never large population centers, but they had names and post offices, saloons and churches, mercantile and g…

This year, the Arcadia Food For Kidz Packathon will be held on March 21. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church started the Packathon in 2015 as a way for the Arcadia community to help alleviate hunger, said Packathon Chairperson Stephen Crofton.

On Sunday, April 5, Arcadians will wake up, toss on their running shoes and head to 48th Street along the canal to participate in the 9th Annual Team Taylor Arcadia Fun Run.

Editor's note: This month, we are introducing a new feature column titled “Things We Tried.” In the largest city in Arizona, the possibilities for new and exciting activities are endless: I’ve broken a television at a rage room, thrown axes, gone behind-the-scenes at a jousting competition a…

Phoenix’s landscape has been described as a patchwork of multi-tonal browns and beiges – it’s even been referenced as one of the most unappealing qualities of this city. But pioneering expats to the Sonoran Desert might have disagreed. When they started arriving in the 19th century, they wer…

Love is usually a word used in the context of romance. However, perhaps the greater call to love that is often overlooked is the call to love thy neighbor. High school student Emma Jazo has decided to answer that call with her third annual Teddy Bear Drive.

He’s been honing his craft in the United States for over 40 years, and his restaurant has been a culinary staple on Camelback Road for over 30 years. He has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and has received a plethora of awards for his accomplishments. Arcadia News checked in wi…

One of the major events for car enthusiasts in the Phoenix area is the Barrett-Jackson auction. Every January, residents and visitors from around the world can bid on rare antique cars, as well as brand new, special edition automobiles. What makes this event special is not just the cars that…