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Boys Hope Girls Hope has kicked off their school supply donation drive.

Arcadia Pediatric Dental has welcomed Dr. Allison Pederson to their practice. Dr. Pederson hails from Tucson. After completing her training, Allison was honored with the prestigious Ralph E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Pederson is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association. For more:


The reins are being passed on at Mane Attraction Salon. The business welcomes Chris and Jenny Knudsen, who will be the third generation husband and wife team to take over the salon. The previous owners include Marino and Mary Anne Morelli and Kendall and Beate Ong. Mane Attraction has been in business for over 40 years; it was founded in 1977. For more: 


Pro Recovery Zone, a full-body cryotherapy and hyper-wellness lounge located at 2502 E. Camelback inside the Biltmore Fashion Park, celebrated its grand opening in early June. Cryotherapy has various benefits, such as helping with muscle pain, inflammation and migraines. Some of the services that will be offered include stretch therapy, cupping and myofascial release. Memberships are required. For more:


The Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association is looking for three new members to join their board. Board members help preserve the integrity of the neighborhood and take part in meetings/events. For more:

For those looking to purchase masks, two local retail shops are offering their handmade wares. Mary Zarob of

Q. Contrary and Rick Vanderstelt of Van Allen Men’s Fashion are selling masks at their shops as well as online. Each shop has different designs, shapes and sizes. For more: or


Registration is now open for in-person classes at the Shemer Art Center. Classes will start on July 6. Examples of available classes are: pottery open studio with Alan Jones, mixed media and collage with Sue Hunter and printmaking: silkscreen & intaglio printing with Larry Nisula. For more: 


Arcadian Nicole Adams has opened her salon at the Salon Boutique plaza at 32nd St. and Indian School Road called The Hair Gal, in suite 68. Services include cuts, color, styling and more. For more:


A Phoenix-based app development company recently created an app called Avem, which is focused on helping people discover amenities while they are out-and-about. With Avem, people can find restrooms, drinking fountains, ramadas and parking while they are visiting various trails and outdoor venues.

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In late-May, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services hosted a parade for the residents of the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix. Families, volunteers and loved ones of the residents brought their decorated vehicles and posters through the parking lot of the ASVH. This was the first time the families and residents have seen each other since March. For more:


Boys Hope Girls Hope is holding their annual back-to-school drive for the upcoming school year. They are in need of notebooks, paper, calculators, pens, scissors and binders. Folks can also help out by donating a gift card or donating directly to BHGH. Supplies can be dropped off at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, 3443 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. For more:


The Merchantile of Scottsdale is offering a Sip and Shop event on Fridays at 4 p.m. or Saturdays at 11 a.m. Groups of four or more will receive a complimentary bottle of wine or mimosas to enjoy while shopping. Guests must register beforehand. For more:


Genuine Concepts welcomes a new executive chef to their round-up of restaurants. Jeremy Pacheco, formerly of Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, will be joining the new Director of Operations Chris DeSaye. This new team has helped with the reopening of Arcadia staples The Vig and The Little Woody, plus Ladera Taverna y Cocina, The Womack, and The McMillan, which recently opened in Flagstaff. 


The Supercuts at Arcadia Towne Center on Indian School and Arcadia Dr. has closed. Their last day was in early June. Panera Bread at 44th St. and Camelback has also permanently closed. 


From Blossom to Bloom is a local mentoring/teaching program run by Arcadian Larissa Rose. Rose teaches kids from kindergarten to 3rd grade and specializes in math, reading and writing, skill sets such as time management and social and emotional wellbeing. Sessions are 60 minutes and the cost is $25-$50. For more:


Clovr Life Spa, a beauty and wellness spa that opened up in late February is now open again and taking appointments with increased sanitization and social distancing measures. Situated in the Uptown Plaza on Camelback Road and Central, this spa offers massage treatments, facials, nail services and waxing. The “chill zone” offers guests a place to relax and enjoy a beverage and snack. Prices range from $25-$150 and memberships are available. For more:


The Sonoran Desert Chorale is now providing virtual programs for people around the Valley and beyond. Folks can tune in to their YouTube or Facebook page and enjoy a concert series of previously performed songs or watch the Singer Sketch series that will take audiences behind-the-scenes to learn about the singers, such as their hobbies or special skills, plus stories, recipes and favorite moments or songs. For more:


Looking for a new spot for mimosas and breakfast favorites? Look no further than 40th and Indian School, where a new breakfast restaurant opened in early June. Brunch & Sip offers all the breakfast classics, including French toast, eggs benedict and homemade biscuits and gravy, plus local beers and mimosas. For more: 


The Camelback Colonnade, on 20th Street and Camelback Road, is welcoming four new tenants to the plaza. Dori Hand Roll Bar and Ramen opened in early March and offers sushi rolls made-to-order as well as other dishes. The Camelback Barber Shop recently opened. Opening this summer is Five Below, a specialty discount store and IPolish Nail Bar. For more:


“From the LDV Winery Vineyard Kitchen” is a Facebook Live concept happening on July 2 and 9. Guests can log on to the LDV Winery Facebook page and join owners Peggy Fiandaca and Curt Dunham in the kitchen as they make dinner with items they currently have in their pantry. Guests can cook along with Peggy and Curt, who share the recipes ahead of time and who will also offer wine tips and pairing suggestions for each meal. For more: visit the LDV Winery Facebook page.


Marcellino Ristorante will present a Wine Dinner Series for the month of July, on the 14th and 28th. Guests can enjoy a four-course dinner and specially chosen wine pairings with Chef Marcellino and Sommelier Dario Soldan of Classico Wines. Attendees will learn about wine characteristics, origins and why they pair well with each course. Cost is $75 per person. For more:


Salt River Fields is hosting D-Bats Summer Camp this year from July 13-17 or 27-31. Kids ages 6-13 can come out and learn all about baseball and softball and the skills necessary to play the game, such as throwing, catching, hitting and base running. There will be games and fun while learning tips and tricks about “America’s favorite pastime.” Prices range from

$50-$200. For more:


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