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SCOTTSDALE COMMERCE & NEWS
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Paddy O’ Furniture announces south Scottsdale grand opening

Paddy O’ Furniture, an Arizona-based outdoor furnishings company that has been in the Valley for more than 30 years, has announced the grand opening of its newest location on May 6 in …

NOAH, Delta Dental of Arizona partner to brighten smiles Valleywide

Scottsdale doughnut shop gets help from Vans with custom shoe, shirt

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services announces two promotions

NEWS
Things to Do

Patsy Lowry retrospective offers rare fashion show, exhibition of design

A fashion show featuring a retrospective of fantastical designs by Patsy Lowry comes to Phoenix this month. The free event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 8 at Tradicciones, 1602 E. Roosevelt …
Society

Prominent Women: The Aggregate hosts inaugural ‘Stronger Together’ charity event

A total of 160 Phoenix residents gathered for The Aggregate’s inaugural “Stronger Together” Luncheon held on April 23, at Mountain Shadows Resort in the Town of Paradise Valley. …
Things To Do

Annual Arizona Taco Festival returns this October

The 11th Annual Taco Festival is making a comeback to Salt River Fields. The Two-day event is set to deliver another year of taco madness with more than 50 taco makers over two days -- …
Subscriber Exclusive

Scottsdale abandons desert rural neighborhoods pursuit amid legal threats

Scottsdale’s chapter on desert rural land-use category appears to have come to an end, as the City Council agreed to abandon the effort during a May 4 work session. The city’s …
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SCOTTSDALE OPINION

Katz: How Arizona naturopathic doctors are improving coverage, care

May 16-22 is Naturopathic Medicine Week and therefore the perfect time to shine a light on the important role naturopathic medicine practitioners play in the health and wellbeing of Arizonans. …

Opinion: We must continue to push for sensible STR solutions, not bans

Last month, Arizona lawmakers had an opportunity to support legislation that would have made it easier for local cities to address nuisance short-term rental properties that have been the cause of …

Kush: Soaring lumber prices impacting Scottsdale buyers, renters

It is difficult to pick up a newspaper and not see an article on sky rocketing Scottsdale home prices. Additionally, Scottsdale has the highest average apartment rental rates in the metro area. …

Bloch: Response to Maxwell, Scottsdale Airport noise

Well said Kevin, but more than likely of no use. The City Council, as well as the past one does not give a damn about the noise coming out of the Scottsdale Airport, why should they, none of them …

Cooney: Great nurses prove compassion is the right Rx

When nurse Gina Day showed up at Golden Heritage Assisted Living in Scottsdale to care for Joan Cullen, she noticed right away that her sweet patient’s hair had been set and styled for a …

Maxwell: Sky Harbor is not all to blame for Scottsdale aircraft noise

Scottsdale City Council has delivered some big wins for its citizens in the past few weeks. A surprising vote for historical preservation and a 7-0 passing of a non-discrimination ordinance are feel …

Norton: ‘Proximity Preservation Rule’ is Scottsdale’s worst idea since DDC

Debates over and objections to the proposed amendments to the General Plan have largely focused on the ill-designed Desert Rural land designation. That debate overlooks an even worse problem. …

Henninger: A pat on the back for Scottsdale

For those who like to bellyache about our city, this column is not for you. It can be a struggle to escape the negative quicksand embedded in today’s media where unhappy people make it their …

Toth: Keep MCDOT workers safe, recognize ‘Work Zone Awareness Week’

Maricopa County is one of the fastest growing counties, which means having to constantly navigate safely around work zones and orange cones. Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Rep. Schweikert: The best plan for our workforce

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy saw record-breaking growth. In 2018 and 2019 we saw wages, our unemployment rate, and revenues hit record-breaking levels. This record growth came …
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION

Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council offers Drone Flight School at Payson camp

Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council is hosting its annual Camp Geronimo with one new addition --- a science, technology, engineering and mathematics technology-based Drone Flight School this …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

SUSD illuminates being ‘good neighbor’ after stadium lights concerns

The Scottsdale Unified School District has released a statement on efforts to work with neighbors who expressed concerns about an anonymous donation of $500,000 for new stadium lights installed on the Chaparral High School varsity baseball and softball fields.

Scottsdale school officials take action against bullying by updating policy

Since the pandemic began, the Scottsdale Unified School District has experienced “an overall decrease” in office discipline referrals, meanwhile district officials are revising its policy on bullying.
The Scottsdale Community College School of Film and Theatre's new production "2020… The Year That Was" opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30.

SCC theatre students present '2020...The Year that Was,' April 30-May 2

Scottsdale Community College School of Film and Theatre students will perform a documentary theatre piece reflecting on “2020 ... The Year That Was.”
Dr. Eugene “Gene” Sweeney is named the new principal at Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale.

Sweeney is appointed as the new Notre Dame Prep principal

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, has announced Dr. Eugene “Gene” Sweeney, as the new principal at Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale, beginning his official duties on July 1.
Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting
Neighbors
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Scottsdale mom pens two books with son while quarantined miles apart

Hilda Villaverde, of Scottsdale, and her son in California, Ron Fusselman, may differ on accounts of whose idea it was to write their life story together, but one thing for certain is the bond bound …
Philanthropy

Childhelp Wings Virtual Fashion Show nets nearly $125,000

Childhelp hosted its 14th Annual Childhelp Wings Virtual Fashion Show on Thursday, April 15, netting nearly $125,000. Proceeds from the event support the lifesaving services provided to abused …
Subscriber Exclusive

Meet Your Neighbor: Scottsdale resident Jeremy Pfile

Meet Scottsdale resident Jeremy Pfile. At work, Mr. Pfile is director of development for a new mixed-use development at The Phoenician. At home, he’s dad to two young children and enjoys …
Education

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …

Meet Your Neighbor: Goshkarian uses technology to insure those in need

Scottsdale resident and businessman Wayne Goshkarian is an insurance expert whose knowledge has helped hard-to-place groups secure necessary coverage.
Business

The partnership of Trammell Crow Company, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate developers and investors, and PGIM Real Estate have announced that it has completed Axis Raintree, a …

TrustBank of Arizona has announced the opening of its newest office in Scottsdale at 14631 N. Scottsdale Road, suite 100. The continued growth in Arizona’s economy with its robust business …
Old Town Scottsdale-based Blue Clover Distillery owner, Weston Holm, has collaborated with renowned Chef Mark Tarbell of Tarbell’s to create a lemon-orange vodka made with organic Arizona …
SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center’s fifth office building, has earned LEED Gold certification for its sustainability and environmentally-friendly construction.
Scottsdale Entertainment

Western musical comedy opens at Fountain Hills Theater

The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, will be opening at Fountain Hills …

Sweat it out at Scottsdale Fashion Square rooftop yoga series

Valley yogis looking for a way to work up a sweat have a new way to blend fitness and fun with the Sunset Rooftop Yoga series at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Presented in partnership with Vikara …

City of Scottsdale announces June Days summer spectacular

The city of Scottsdale is excited to honor the unique attributes of an Arizona summer with the inaugural “June Days” event series, which includes the city’s 70th anniversary …
Pawena Planters Summer Winter Set is an example of featured offerings at Frank Lloyd Wright Store.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation launches artisan collaborations

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has launched new home décor and lifestyle products designed and crafted by local and international artisans exclusively for the Frank Lloyd Wright Store.
The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale with the "Tiny Home Street of Dreams" for the first time, April 30-Sunday, May 2.

‘Tiny Home Street of Dreams’ debuts at WestWorld of Scottsdale

The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2, featuring "Tiny Home Street of Dreams" for the first time in Scottsdale.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Saddle up for the Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at the Scottsdale Princess

ring your Southern charm, and the award-winning staff at the Scottsdale Princess will bring the frosty mint juleps. Join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for our annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party …
A Lauren Lee mural.

Public Art is signature style at SOHO Scottsdale Earth Day Event

SOHO Scottsdale’s public art commitment will be celebrated from 5 to 7 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, at an event on the development’s commercial patio areas at 92nd Street and Bahia.
Desert Stages Theatre presents the adult play, “The Odd Couple” at Scottsdale Fashion Square at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays; and at 3 p.m. on Sundays through April 25.

DST presents classic comedy ‘The Odd Couple’

Desert Stages Theatre will present the adult play, “The Odd Couple” at Scottsdale Fashion Square through April 25.
A wide range of resort activities from sipping tropical cocktails to wearing festive aloha wear and masks will happen at the Arizona Tiki Oasis.

Arizona Tiki Oasis to hold public events April 23-25

Arizona Tiki Oasis, happening April 23-25 at the Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St. in Scottsdale has two events  open to the public for locals to enjoy.

Arizona Black Rodeo wrangles through Scottsdale on May 15

The Arizona Black Rodeo will release its animals and talents from the chute at a new location as it saddles its show to WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road.
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