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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.

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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…

Concerned about the escalating obesity rate in children, a group of employees from different departments at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona came together and developed the Walk On! Challenge in 2005.

Steve Matteucci’s success in his personal and professional life is the product of both his upbringing and his educational and career opportunities.

Barbershops at the turn of the 20th century were home to many unique shaving mugs that were personalized to depict occupations, hobbies, fraternal organizations and pictures of barbershop owners. Today these mugs are highly desirable and difficult to find, and some can be worth up to several…

Fifteen years ago, Arcadia-based business man Randall Mills had the opportunity to participate in a program called Collaboration for a New Century. This program paired nonprofits with people in the business world so that they could work together and help nonprofits become more successful. It…

Just west of Flagstaff on I-40 is an area often referred to as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. If you are making your way through it to see the beautiful, breathtaking, giant hole in the ground, I suggest you make a pit stop at a neighboring town that’s part kitsch, part nostalgia and even …

R-22, also known as Freon, has been the air-conditioning industry standard refrigerant for four decades, but this year, all of that is changing. As of January 1, 2020, the production, import and use of R-22, except for continuing servicing needs of existing equipment, has been banned.

There are many ways to communicate nowadays, from email to texting to messaging on social media platforms and in the workplace those communication preferences can vary by generation. Most workplaces have many different generations working together. 

Ever wonder who helped establish the Arcadia neighborhood and the iconic citrus groves it is known for?

Why do people collect movie memorabilia and what is it, exactly? Well, if it’s an item associated with a popular movie, it could be considered a collectible.

An undeniable passion for running has given Arcadia resident Jonathan Negretti the opportunity of a lifetime: competing in the World Marathon Challenge, where he will run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

There’s more to February than candy hearts and romance. Wedged between the new year and the start of spring, February’s festive days can get lost between fireworks, love letters and shamrocks. 2020 might be the year that these holidays get some recognition. 

In early November, the Phoenix Art Museum opened their Legends of Speed exhibit, showcasing some of the greatest and most iconic cars in the history of racing. The exhibit features 22 cars from the most well-known companies and makers in the business, dating all the way back to the 1920s.

I’ve never uttered the words, “Don’t dare talk to me until I have my morning cup of coffee,” but as soon as I wake up, I stumble to the kitchen to turn on the coffee machine. After I drop my daughter off at school, I wrestle with whether to go to the gym or grab a latte. Guess which one norm…

Robotics company VEX runs tournaments around the country with the goal of increasing access to STEM learning for middle and high school students. This year’s Arizona VEX State Qualifier was held January 18 at Madison Highland Prep.