Mrs. Chicken

Some like it Hot 

Located on the east side of 32nd St. just south of Indian School Road, Mrs. Chicken is the area’s first Nashville hot chicken spot. The restaurant opened in late April and is owned by George Frasher of Frasher’s Steakhouse. If you’re craving spicy, this is where you need to be: chicken can be ordered in five spice levels. The restaurant

is open Wednesday through Sunday from

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more, check out the Mrs. Chicken Facebook page.  

Bridge the Gap 

The 68th St. bridge that has been closed since late 2017 is finally up and running again. An inspection revealed deterioration which resulted in an emergency closure – additional inspection revealed that the entire bridge needed to be torn down and replaced. The majority of construction took place in January and February with the demolition and replacement of the main bridge structure, which happened in just 28 days. For more: scottsdaleaz.gov. 

Summer STEM Program 

Students who are interested in STEM are welcome to join the Semi High Tech U career exploration program happening June 4 – 6. This program is open to students 14 – 17 years old. Attendees will participate in math and science themed projects such as hacky sack launching and learn how to prepare for a career in a STEM field by attending a mock-interview with a real professional. For more or to sign up: semifoundation.org.   

Pueblo Grande Reads 

The month of June is all about authors and their books at Pueblo Grande Museum. Every Saturday a new author will be on-site to read their story at the Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling and Craft Saturday program. After story times, attendees are welcome to participate in arts and crafts and enjoy a snack. This program is for kindergarten to 4th grade, with a $5 charge for participation. For more: phoenix.gov.  

Dressed to Impress 

If you’re a little late on the latest fashion trends, have no fear, for Q.Contrary is here. New York Stylist Mary Zarob opened custom clothing shop Q.Contrary in late 2018. The shop is located at the Kachina Village Shopping Center on the northwest corner of 32nd St. and Indian School and offers image and wardrobe consulting, men’s and women’s custom clothing, wedding attire and custom-fitted suits. For more: qcontrary.com. 

Take Good Care 

Prince of Peace Lutheran, located on 56th St. and Indian School, is now offering infant and toddler daycare. The program will serve ages 6 weeks and older, with one infant classroom and two toddler classrooms. The infant room will have four teachers to 16 children and toddler rooms will have two teachers each for 10 children. The classrooms are brand-new and will have activities ranging from music to outdoor activities and everything in between. The program is offered

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more: poppreschool.com.  

Volleyball Skills Academy 

Calling all 5th – 8th graders who want to learn more about playing volleyball. There will be a skills clinic held at Village Health Club at 44th and Camelback on June 2 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Current and former Arizona varsity volleyball players will be on-site teaching skills such as confidence, coachability, serving, pin-hitting, setting, passing and defense. This class is $20 for members of The Village, $30 for non-members. For more: villageclubs.com.  

Hands-Free Arizona 

Governor Ducey recently signed H.B. 2318, which prohibits all Arizonans from holding or supporting phones; writing or reading any texts; and watching, recording or broadcasting video while driving. Exemptions include hands-free voice-to-text, when stopped at a traffic signal and when reporting an emergency. Penalties will start in January 2021. Residents can face up to six months in jail or $2,500 in fines for causing a text/phone call related crash or injury. For more: azgovernor.gov.  

New assisted living Home 

A new home has opened up at the corner of 46th Pl. and Camelback. Camelback View is one of Vista Living’s three new assisted living homes in the area. The residence is aptly named because of its unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain. This is a site-built, 7,500 square-foot, 10-bed assisted living facility that is now open for tours. For more: vistaliving.net