If ever there was a “family-style” dental practice, it belongs to Dick Mason, a dentist who has cared for the Arcadia neighborhood for 40 years. And while proud of the care he has provided his patients, his greatest satisfaction has been in the relationships he’s formed.

Music has long been the driving force in the two-decade career of Mark and Katherine Reckling, who are better known as the reggae and samba music duo Sugahbeat. Regardless of the size of the audience or venue, their deep passion for playing feel-good music with positive vibrations always shi…

On October 19, the Arcadia Osborn Neighborhood Association (AONA) will provide free food and festivities for the neighborhood, in association with G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods), a City of Phoenix initiative. G.A.I.N. “showcases the importance of police-community partne…

Spooky season is here and one of the best ways to keep the scares coming is by heading to one of the Valley’s haunted houses. Here are a few of the must-see spots to keep your heart racing and remind you to always lock your doors at night… 

As the temperatures cool down in Phoenix, four-legged Arcadians can start getting out of the house and taking their humans with them.

In 1939, a small group of local residents decided the beauty of the desert where Phoenix sits should be preserved. One of these citizens was Swedish botanist Gustaf Starck. He, along with the others, began posting signs proclaiming, “Save the Desert.” This was the start of Desert Botanical G…

If you’re looking for Leigh Lewis, chances are you’ll find her cycling around Arcadia, hiking with her dogs, or providing naturopathic care to the women of the Valley at Arcadia Women’s Wellness (AWW). 

It is nearly impossible to drive very far across the desert without coming into contact with the remnants of a mining town that has long since seen its last boom, or even the lucky few that have come back from the brink of extinction.

One of the Valley’s most anticipated “experiential” restaurant concepts will open in the Arcadia area and is taking guests back in time. Located next to UnderTow on Indian School Road, Century Grand transports guests to a train station in the Prohibition Era.

When stressing out in the security line at Sky Harbor Airport and later rolling down the runway in an ultramodern jet plane, it’s all too easy to forget the fact that you are within a mile of the epicenter of a once-mighty ancient civilization.

Although the number of cases of breast cancer has been decreasing since 2000, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer in their lifetime. Perhaps more surprisingly, an estimated 2,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year in men…

It’s the time of year when there is a little bit of a lull, kids are settled in school, holidays are still a couple of months away and you may be craving either a fun day trip, an overnight stay or a quick weekend getaway. 

It is common for appraisers to assist attorneys, fiduciaries, trust officers and others in accurately dispersing items in a will or trust. This typically helps families and other heirs avoid problems of distrust, or worse, outright theft. As a self-defense tool, every estate, regardless of s…

When welcoming first-time, out-of-state visitors into my Arcadia home, I’m always ready for one almost-sure-to-be-asked question:

After suffering a flood in July 2018, Whisked Away, a small local culinary school, was damaged completely. Fortunately, the business persevered and was able to reopen in January 2019.

Have you ever had a great job interview go south? If you were the job-seeker, perhaps you weren’t picked right at the very end – after a lengthy interview process. Or, if you were the hiring manager, a candidate to whom you provided a great offer turned you down.

Arcadia born-and-bred, Chef Chris Collins’ passion for cooking has been evident since he was a young child. Arcadia News caught up with Collins to discuss his life’s work and what makes him a successful restaurateur.  

Few people embody the heart and soul of Arcadia more than Barry Paceley. Those who know him suggest he deserves the title “Ultimate Arcadian.”

In June, The Phoenix Suns/Mercury announced plans for a new practice facility to be built just north of Camelback Road on the west side of 44th St. Demolition for the building started in August, and a poll showed neighbors were mostly in support of the new facility as it seemed a great fit f…

Free to the public and open every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in downtown Scottsdale, the Scottsdale ArtWalk offers a unique escape into captivating art, much of it created by Arizonans. 

For the past 20 years, it has been Joan Fudala’s life mission to uncover, preserve and present the interesting and inspiring history of Scottsdale.

When I was 10 years old, my grandparents packed up my aunt, my three cousins and me and took us to a wondrous place called Medieval Times in Chicago. At that age, my imagination was working overtime to picture what a place called “Medieval Times” could actually be.  

Drivers running red lights kill at least two people daily in the United States. This alarming trend has safety experts urging drivers to use caution and pedestrians and cyclists to stay alert.

With over 110 wineries, vineyards and cellars throughout the state, the options for a wine trip in Arizona are plentiful.

Job searching is hard work. That saying “getting a job is a job” couldn’t be truer than it is right now. I hear from job seekers every day who are struggling, and rightfully so. But it may not be for the reasons they think. 

Most Americans have no idea what a “coddler” is, how to identify one, or its functionality. Coddlers are small containers made of porcelain or pottery with a decorative, cup-shaped base typically sitting on a pedestal and featuring a screw-on lid with a lifting ring used to prepare – wait fo…

Beads of Courage is a public charity that focuses on helping children with cancer and other serious illnesses through the use of colorful, unique beads. These beads help to “record, tell, and own their personal stories of courage throughout their treatment journey.”

Home to some of Phoenix’s finest resorts and dining establishments, Arcadia is a food lover’s paradise. To keep our readers abreast of the latest in culinary happenings, the Arcadia News will feature discussions with the area’s many well-known chefs.  

I was working from home when suddenly I felt this odd tingling sensation down my legs. I stood up to stretch and walk thinking my legs were just falling asleep, but when I got to the other room, I had to stop and brace myself on my desk because I was feeling strange and lightheaded.

There are times when what initially appears to be an inconsiderate act turns out to be a gesture of kindness. One such circumstance occurred recently during a visit to Devils Tower, a spectacular landmark in the wilds of northern Wyoming. 

Facing a price tag in the thousands for new hearing aids for her son, Lori Andaloro wasn’t sure what she was going to do. What she did know was that the daunting price put them out of her reach and that her son, Michael, desperately needed his decade-old, falling-apart hearing aids replaced. 

Growing up, Tom McGeorge still remembers his dad saying, “All I ever want is for my kids to be close friends.”

Young Arcadians are heading back to school this month and families will shift into higher gears after the lazy days of summer. New schedules don’t have to be stressful. With a little planning, back-to-school time can be a smooth transition for the whole family. 

Growing up, I was definitely not your “outdoor” kind of gal. I never went camping or fishing and my idea of hiking was climbing the stairs to the fifth floor of our apartment building. We were city dwellers, watching movies about adventure seekers and living vicariously through them from the…

Mezcal Carreño is a start-up led by two best friends who brought a 100-year-old family recipe for handcrafting the smoky, agave-based liquor mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico to Arizona. Today, Abel Arriaga and Ivan Carreño are on a mission to create a new generation of artisanal mezcal fans in the…

You don’t have to travel 2,000 miles to enjoy an authentic New York deli sandwich. You can indulge your cravings right here in Phoenix at the Miracle Mile Deli, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year.

The average observer probably wouldn’t realize how uncommon it is to view Paradise Valley resident Valerie Thompson at her home office, getting ready to wade through paperwork and do other mundane office tasks.