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SCOTTSDALE COMMERCE & NEWS
NEWS
First Responders

Florence escapees tried to rob business in Florence

The two inmates who broke out of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence remain at large and attempted to rob a business in that town on the night they escaped, according to the  Arizona …
Government

A golden rule tree grows in Scottsdale

Scottsdale celebrated a special tree planting ceremony during January, honoring unity within the community. Coined “A Golden Rule Tree Grows in Scottsdale,” the Jan. 16 event took …
COVID-19

1,421: New COVID-19 cases in Scottsdale last week

Numbers provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 25 show 20,554 total cases of COVID-19 mapped to Scottsdale’s nine ZIP codes. City-wide, compared with numbers last week …
First Responders

Manhunt for prison escapees continues

Authorities are conducting house-to-house searches are they attempt to re-capture two inmates who escaped from the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence on Saturday night, Jan, 23. At a press …
In The Know

YourValley In The Know podcast reports on Mark Kelly in Washington

The first installment of Season 2 of the YourValley In The Know podcast brings a hyperlocal focus to our new Senator, Democrat Mark Kelly, who now represents the Grand Canyon State for the next two …
Subscriber Exclusive

Expedia Group CEO responds to band of Arizona mayors

After more than 30 mayors issued a joint letter to short-term vacation rental platforms — Expedia and Airbnb — one CEO has responded.
SCOTTSDALE OPINION

Gau: Gov. Ducey’s tax cut proposal is out of step with Arizona voters

Governor Ducey’s new budget proposal includes a $1.2 billion tax cut spread over the next three years. This idea, especially when added to the loss of revenue from Prop. 123 expiring soon, …

Rhinehart: The hidden tourist attractions found off Arizona highways

Arizona’s highways can seem pretty desolate at times, miles upon miles of emptiness. Then, in the distance, you see it, a much-needed spot to pull over, gas up and perk up before hitting …

Fisher: The impact of recreational marijuana on co-parenting plans in Arizona

Important questions remain about how the passage of Prop. 207, Arizona’s recreational marijuana initiative, will impact existing co-parenting plans as well as divorce and child custody cases. …

Ohanian: Pack your finances we’re moving to Arizona

We hear daily inquiries about how to relocate all of your critical financial, home and medical information to a completely new city. It has skyrocketed in Arizona. But, there are stringent laws to …

Crislip: Why older adults should set New Year’s resolutions and goals

A new year brings new resolutions for many and those New Year’s resolutions could also lead to some health benefits. According to a report published in JAMA, “setting resolutions …

Alexander: New task force isn’t the answer for Scottsdale General Plan

Passing a new General Plan was widely supported during the past election. Our current plan is 20 years old, and in violation of state law, which requires a new General Plan every 10 years. Last …

Seetharam: Don’t forget about your liver in 2021

2020 taught us a lot, and as the clock struck midnight New Year’s Eve, perhaps we all gave thanks we made it to 2021 with our health intact and with a renewed focus on maintaining it. While …

Opinion: Rethinking Scottsdale’s athletic fields bond project

Editor’s Note: Ms. Sturgeon and Mr. Norton wish it known that although they are active in a variety of civic organizations this op-ed represents their individual thoughts and not those of any …

Castan: The road less traveled of addiction & recovery in Scottsdale

Back in the early spring of 2020 (how long ago does that seem now?), the coronavirus pandemic arrived on the shores of the U.S., bringing with it a plethora of state and county lockdowns, and the …

Marsh: Four tips to get the most out of your workout in the new year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to set new goals. After all that holiday eating, it is no surprise that, according to a YouGov survey, “exercising more” topped the list of …
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION
Free Hugs Guy Ken E. Nwadike Jr.

Scottsdale students give, receive virtual ‘hugs’ of encouragement

Scottsdale Unified School District students, who participated in the virtual 21st Annual Youth Voices presentation, didn’t miss a beat when they asked if they could give Ken E. Nwadike Jr. virtual hugs.
Evelyn Fortner, 10

Reminder: SUSD providing free meals to all children

All children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive free meals from Scottsdale Unified School District Nutrition Services through the end of the school year. Enrollment at an SUSD school is …
Scottsdale Unified School District plans to open middle and high schools for in-person instruction on Jan. 19.

Return to Learn takes a turn: Scottsdale middle schools reopen Jan. 19

Following a late decision and little publicized communication about the change to push in-person, on-campus learning back a week for 2,724 Scottsdale middle schoolers, just six students showed up to closed campuses Monday morning, according to the district.
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Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting
Neighbors
Community

67th annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol canceled

The organizers of the Scottsdale Parada del Sol have announced that the 2021 parade and Trail’s End Festival have been canceled.
Community

Scottsdale church feeds families experiencing homelessness

In an effort to help one of the most vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic, members of Chaparral Christian Church volunteered to shelter and provide meals for families experiencing …
On the move

Hiegel joins start-up marketing firm Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul Marketing, a recently created marketing and public relations agency, has hired long-time Scottsdale resident Mark Hiegel to become its vice president of business partnerships. Mr. …
Society

Desert Foundation Auxiliary celebrates 55th year

As early as 1963 a few visionary women saw a need for a Debutante Ball in the Scottsdale area, which would present young women to their families and friends while raising funds for deserving …

Scottsdale-based P.B. Bell donates 3,200 socks to St. Vincent de Paul

P.B. Bell, a Scottsdale-based multifamily development, management and acquisition firm, recently assisted those in need this winter by hosting a sock drive for St. Vincent de Paul.
Business

If you're ready to try your hand at podcasting, a new Old Town Scottsdale studio may provide the infrastructure needed.  PodPopuli, a full-service retail podcast studio providing recording, …

YAM Properties, an owner-operator based in Scottsdale founded by Bob Parsons, purchased retail shopping center, Pima Crossing for $51.5 million. Brokered by Cushman & Wakefield, the sale adds …
Scottsdale’s economic development department has released plentiful information to help small businesses in need of financial assistance navigate the second Paycheck Protection Program. The …
Corcoran Platinum Living — an independent luxury real estate brokerage with five offices and over 150 agents across Arizona — announces Debbie Kimball has joined the brokerage in the D.C. Ranch office.
Scottsdale Entertainment
The Village Snow Mountain's 120-foot ice slide.

The Fairmont Scottsdale premiers Winter At The Princess event

Guests can enjoy two different ice skating experiences, ax throwing, rides, ice mazes, inventive food, beverages and more at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Winter at the Princess.
The 11-day event will be televised live as viewers can watch real-time video of the competition or tune into recorded videos later on the TV or smartphone.

Arabian Horse Show returns Feb. 11-21 with over 2,000 horses

The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona returns for the 66th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
Children can crawl through a life-size model of the prehistoric snake, Titanoboa, and revel at its size.

Arizona Boardwalk to host The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The new special exhibition The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – a joint production between Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Science North – is set to open to the public at the Arizona Boardwalk entertainment destination on Feb. 9.
“WEST—Arizona Artists of Color” is on display at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Photo: Scottsdale Arts.

‘WEST’ exhibition highlights local artists of color

Scottsdale Public Art recently opened “WEST—Arizona Artists of Color,” a new exhibition featuring a rich cultural history, showcasing local artists at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

Independent Insiders Only: Season 1 of YourValley In The Know podcast

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net offers Season 1 of the YourValley In The Know podcast featuring cutting-edge reporting narratives, one-one-interviews and hyperlocal stories you can’t …
Open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through April, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has opened The Market at Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Road.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has new pop-up store

After hosting a successful two-month holiday pop-up storefront at Scottsdale Quarter, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has opened another pop-up store two doors down from the previous location.

New digital platform for artists of all ages emerges at Scottsdale Artists’ School

Scottsdale Artists’ School’s has announced that a new online platform for youth and adults has been added to its catalog of fine art programs. Artists of all ages and experience …
Recent stellar auction results and robust sales continue the legacy of Fritz Scholder as an important figure in the 20th Century.

Larsen Gallery to showcase Fritz Scholder works Feb. 2-28

For more than twenty 20 years, the Larsen Gallery has been hosting annual exhibitions of the work of Fritz Scholder, which includes original paintings, limited edition graphics, sculptures and books.
STK Steakhouse at 7134 E. Stetson Dr.

The ONE Group opens STK Steakhouse in Scottsdale

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announces the opening of its newest STK Steakhouse at 7134 E. Stetson Dr. amidst Scottsdale’s waterfront high-end retail shops and residential developments.
“Mexicano on Main Street” from Gennaro Garcia Kicks debuts at Royse Contemporary Jan. 21

Royse Contemporary displays ‘Mexicano on Main Street’ exhibit Jan. 21-Feb. 14

Royse Contemporary presents “Mexicano on Main Street,” a solo exhibition of artist Gennaro Garcia, showcasing his multi-media collection of work including paintings, monosilk prints.
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