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Town Council eyes strictest short-term rental regulations yet

If a vacation rental home you tried to book asked for background checks for you and all your guests, would you move forward with booking the property for the weekend? This new rule, which …

Paradise Valley to propose strict short-term rental regulations

If a vacation rental home you tried to book asked for background checks for you and all your guests, would you move forward with booking the property for the weekend? This new rule, which …
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Scottsdale Unified board names new president amid surveillance controversy

Jann-Michael Greenburg didn’t resign from the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board despite calls from his colleagues to do so during a Monday, Nov. 15 special …

Champion race car driver, top instructor Bob Bondurant dies

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Bob Bondurant, a former champion race car driver who opened a high-performance driving school in 1968 and taught numerous A-list actors for their movie roles, has …
Greenburg Files

Upcoming Scottsdale school board agenda suggests imminent leadership change

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will host a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 15, to consider resignation of president Jann-Michael Greenburg, district documents state. Last …
Greenburg Files

Scottsdale Police investigating Greenburg dossier allegations

The Scottsdale Police Department is conducting an investigation into reported allegations of a digital dossier linked to the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board President, Jann-Michael …

A humane transformation in Papago Park

On Thursday, Nov. 4, the Arizona Humane Society held a groundbreaking event on the new AHS Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus, planned to be built and open two years from now. “Mark …
Law enforcement

Paradise Valley Police replace officer Tasers

Paradise Valley Police Department’s 34 officers will be receiving new stun guns to keep up with the Tasers’ life cycle. The Paradise Valley Town Council approved a $149,000 payment to …

The Greenburg files: Scottsdale school district issues written statement

Scottsdale Unified School District parents have received a letter, dated Nov. 10, addressing allegations recently lodged against the governing board president, Jann-Michael Greenburg and his father, …
Independent Examination

The Greenburg files: Is there a file on you?

A group of mothers in the Scottsdale Unified School District community are questioning an online dossier that has digital connections to school board President Jann-Michael Greenburg and his father, Mark.
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Paradise Valley shows continued backing for annual veterans car show

After 14 years of backing, the Town of Paradise Valley will continue to show its support and participate in the town’s annual Veterans’ Appreciation Vintage Car Show. The show, which …
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Paradise Valley officials make general plan map change to small plot of land

Get your reading glasses and editing pens, Paradise Valley. For the next two months, town officials are seeking resident feedback on the drafted general plan update. The Town of Paradise Valley …

At the Arizona Humane Society, we care for and love each and every one of the more than 15,000 sick, injured and abused pets that walk through our doors each year. But, of course, we can’t help but have some that pull on our heartstrings just a tad bit more than others … this includes our beloved senior pets.

If you’ve ever traveled by motorcycle, you know stopping for gas can be time consuming. Dismount, take off your helmet and gloves, unzip your riding pants, dig your wallet out of your jeans, angle the pump perfectly to avoid squirting gas on the tank, etc. It can be cumbersome.
Prominent chefs and restaurateurs from around the Valley share some of their favorite Thanksgiving memories with the Independent Newsmedia reader community, including favorite holiday dishes and some of the unique family traditions they’ve cherished over the years.
A holiday question persists year after year, probably stretching all the way back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621: “What are we going to do with all the uneaten turkey?” The Pilgrims, on the other hand, could have asked a different question after that first celebration exactly 400 years ago: “What are we going to do with all the empty kegs?”
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Annual data shows traditional burials may be on the way to extinction

Embalming and restoring the body, and preparing the viewing room are all pieces of the puzzle that come together when it comes to a traditional viewing and burial. However, these traditional …

Arizona women’s advocacy organization elects three new members to its board

Arizona Foundation for Women, a state research, advocacy and philanthropy organization bringing women’s needs to the forefront, recently elected three new members to its board of …

Coldwell Banker Realty names Ozer as branch manager of Biltmore-Paradise Valley office

Coldwell Banker Realty announces Ali Ozer as the new branch manager of its Biltmore-Paradise Valley offices.
Movers & Shakers

Paradise Valley resident purchases Sanctuary Resort

Paradise Valley resident Darryl Berger may have found himself the shortest commute to work with his newest purchase, which happens to be across the street from his home. On Nov. 1, Gurney’s …

Estate planning attorneys gather in Scottsdale for WealthCounsel conference

WealthCounsel’s Arizona State Forum recently held its fall conference, led by Forum Leader Libby Banks of The Law Office of Libby Banks PLLC. Speakers included attorneys Becky Cholewka, …

Nine Notre Dame Prep student-athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the college level during the early National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

The Scottsdale Unified School District governing board has approved two pre-construction services contracts to prepare for Pueblo Elementary and Tavan Elementary school construction projects.

Tarbell’s Hospitality to host holiday block party and wine sale for charity

Tarbell’s Hospitality, run by award-winning chef Mark Tarbell, will host a holiday block party and wine sale in the Tarbell’s parking lot at Camelback East Village with a portion of the …
Artlink will hold its ninth annual Art d’Core Gala during month-long Art Detour in March 2022.

Artlink to hold 9th annual gala in March 2022

A Valley nonprofit, Artlink, is hosting its ninth annual Art d’Core Gala on March 11, 2022 at Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., in Phoenix, to raise funds for programs that support Arizona’s arts and culture community.

Classical music bottom of the charts, does it belong there?

Experts rank classical music as a genre last — citing only a 1% volume share — however professional musicians in the Valley of the Sun point to a stronger tie between symphony and …
From left, Brianne Gobeski, Henry Male, Jay Melberg, Adam Gobeski, Noel Irick, Val Stasik and Peter J. Hill.

Fountain Hills Theater presents holiday musical

Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of 13 Days of Christmas, featuring 13 holiday tales with traditional and unique holiday music for the whole family, plus stories of the holiday season, playing Dec. 3 - 19.
Desert Ridge Marketplace will kick off holiday celebrations, beginning with its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Desert Ridge Marketplace kicks off holiday season with tree lighting event

Desert Ridge Marketplace will light up with a plethora of holiday celebrations, beginning with its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 20, and other events scheduled through Dec. 31.
Valley Youth Theatre puts 2021-2022 season on hold

Valley Youth Theatre puts 2021-22 season on hold

In conjunction with its Physician Advisory Panel, Valley Youth Theatre will continue to pause its 2021-2022 season until the safety of its young performers is more certain.

13th Annual Festival of Trees returns on Dec. 3 at the Renaissance Hotel

The Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the holiday season by hosting the 13th Annual Festival of Trees at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 3, …
Luke Murphy, “CampFire 2.1,” 2020.

Luke Murphy debuts solo exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting “Pixel-by-Pixel: Interventions by Luke Murphy,” which is the first solo museum exhibition for the New York City-based artist, on view through April 10, 2022.
Youth Theatre has Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr.,  which is co-directed by Matt Harris and Alexandra Utpadel, music-directed by Luke Ottinger on July 1 - 10, 2022.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces remaining shows

During the All Together Now performance on Nov. 14, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announced the shows that will be produced during the remainder of its 2021-22 season.

ASU Fashion Journalism Club hosts charity show

The Fashion Journalism Club at Arizona State University will be hosting a semesterly charity fashion show called Chic in the City, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Put on entirely by the college …
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