THIS MONTH'S WINNER: Livia Rice, kindergarten teacher at Hopi Elementary
This February marks the 30th anniversary of Dan and Roseanne Collins’ marriage, and it all began at someone else’s nuptials. Roseanne came into town for a friend’s wedding and the bride-to-be set her up with her soon-to-be husband’s friend – Dan – and the rest is history.
It’s Sunday afternoon, and the weather is a gorgeous 78 degrees. You can hear your favorite golf course calling your name. Up on the tee box, the scent of fresh-cut grass clippings waft through the air. As you tune in to the peaceful surroundings, you notice the fairways are trimmed to a per…
On the second Saturday of this month, family and friends will pack their chairs, blankets, and umbrellas and make their way down Scottsdale Road to Old Town to enjoy a day of fun at the Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival.
Arcadia is continuously expanding, with construction all over the place and new businesses popping up all the time. The area remains in demand and because of this, businesses are looking for new spaces to expand and grow their clientele.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) opened on Valentine’s Day 1999. The building, previously a movie theater, was transformed by famed architect Will Bruder into the venue for contemporary art that it is today.
The Board of Visitors may seem like a strange name for a group of women whose main goal is helping women, children, and the elderly meet their health care needs, but if you delve into their history a bit, it will all make sense.
At the young ages of 15 and 16, Xander Black, Matthew Linhart, Michael Bendok, and Samuel Steiner have grown into bona-fide fundraising veterans. The foursome came together during their seventh-grade year under a shared desire to affect positive change and raise money for those in need.
February is American Heart Month and all around the Valley, hospitals and organizations are spreading awareness about heart health and heart diseases. Some are offering free screenings and informational events. Others, such as the American Heart Association (AHA), are spreading awareness a d…
After a fruitless search to find a group through which their sons could volunteer, two Arcadia moms decided to create their own. Thus, Boys Team Charity was established in 2001.
The idea of Teaspressa is well-known to fans of the popular capital-raising TV show Shark Tank. Owner Alison Devane pitched her innovative tea products to the “sharks” just one year after starting her business on a bicycle cart and handing out samples in downtown Phoenix.
For a long time, La Grande Orange (LGO) has been making special-order cakes for customers. So when the space next to the grocery became available, LGO jumped at the opportunity to expand its already successful bakery.
January 21 marks a special day in the world of the Girl Scouts – it’s time to start selling Girl Scout cookies. The scouts are excited, and so are the people who love Girl Scout cookies. February is your time to stock up before they run out.
Barry Goldwater is a household name throughout the Valley, known for being a five-term U.S. senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate who dedicated his lifetime to serving Arizona and its residents. What might be less known is Goldwater’s passion for photography, which is on display…
When most of my friends decide to hit the Arizona highways, they usually say, “I’m going up north to Flagstaff,” or “I’m heading down south to Tucson.” A lot of us, no matter how long we’ve lived here, rarely venture to the east or the west of Interstate 17 or Interstate 10.
In the event of a fire or other damage to your property, would you be able to remember all of the items you lost? Having an up-to-date home inventory can help you get back on your feet faster after a disaster.
The mummies have arrived. If you’ve been by the Arizona Science Center recently, you’ve seen the massive banners on the side of the building trumpeting Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, which opens February 10.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. For those in a relationship, February 14 can be a wonderful day filled with special mementos, memories, and romantic gestures. Date nights and thoughtful gifts are a given for many couples on Valentine’s Day, but the holiday of love has also earned the nickname of “Singl…
We all know that the new year means making New Year’s resolutions, and chances are exercising, getting fit and losing weight have been on the list once or twice. If you’re tired of the same old routine and that boring treadmill, check out the newest trends in the fitness world here in the Valley:
Considering the area’s climbing property values and renowned status, it should come as no surprise that Arcadia is teeming with construction projects. Arcadians are happy to see improvements made to the community, but occasionally construction can be disruptive and conflicts can arise betwee…
If you ask him, Scottsdale resident Jack Ahern will proudly proclaim with a half-smile that he is a “project manager,” a job that he has being doing for years, but a title he has only recently started using.
From 1865 until the late 1950s, the Griswold Manufacturing Company of Erie, Pennsylvania made various cast iron implements for home use. Its selection of cookware, including skillets, muffin pans, roasters, bread molds, waffle irons, kettles and miniatures have stood up to the test of time a…
Whether you enthusiastically stayed up past midnight to kiss, toast and mumble your way through “Auld Lang Syne,” or were quite happy to fall asleep before the ball dropped, 2018 is behind us and it’s time to say hello to 2019.
It’s not just alcohol and illegal drugs that can impair driving – legally prescribed medications can also present dangers to safe vehicle operation, taken alone or in combination with each other.
Tragedies in schools seem to be occurring at an increasing rate. There seems to be no avoiding it. What if there was a way to jump in before the word “crisis” ever falls off someone’s lips?
Ice hockey is a quintessential winter activity throughout much of the country. Lacing up a pair of skates, grabbing a stick and shooting a puck around can entertain players of all ages for hours on end. Although the Valley of the Sun doesn’t have the traditional climate for the sport, hockey…
Although dogs have been loyally serving humanity as pets for at least 14,000 years, their current role as highly supervised house dwellers is a relatively new phenomenon, according to Brian Willis, who owns a daycare center for dogs called Gofetch & Barkalott.
It’s football season and what better time to gather family and friends for a cozy afternoon at home while cheering on your favorite team? Here’s a few tips on making it special by adding football-themed decorations, activities, and most importantly, food.
Happy 2019! It’s time to start fresh and focus on an awesome New Year’s resolution: finding a new job. This is perfect timing, because unemployment is at a record low. Jobs are being added. For the first time in a long time, it’s a job seeker’s market.
Riley Knapp has been surrounded by music since he was a kid. The Arcadia native attended Hopi Elementary, St. Theresa’s, Ingleside Middle School, and Brophy Prep before heading to Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
Most families spend their holidays eating, drinking and spending time together, but for the Boyle family, it also means rocking and rolling as they prepare for their latest gig.
With the holidays around the corner, the smell of cinnamon beckons and there are so many wonderful ways to use it, such as a natural health aide or even as an air freshener.This potent spice has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is used daily in many cultures …