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Paradise Valley

2022 General Plan: How can you get involved and stay informed?

All of Paradise Valley is invited to collaborate in the General Plan Update process. The plan is relevant to all who live, work, visit and invest in the town. To support this commitment, the Town …
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Town of Paradise Valley puts ‘Belief into Action’ with annual MLK ceremony

The Town of Paradise Valley held firm to its belief in humanity as the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration was held virtually Jan. 18 with awards and words of encouragement on improving race relations.

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …
Development

SmokeTree Resort withdraws its application at Paradise Valley Town Hall

GenTree LLC has withdrawn its project application to demolish and rebuild SmokeTree Resort, according to Paradise Valley officials. In November, the application received a recommended denial from …
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Stanton earns Paradise Valley vice mayor nomination

Mark Stanton will serve as the Paradise Valley vice mayor for calendar year 2021 after receiving the sole nomination from his peers. Mr. Stanton, unanimously supported by the other Paradise …

Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came …

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to release an environmental review that will pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the U.S., against the wishes of a …
Government

Paradise Valley manholes in ‘critical’ condition repaired

A shared agreement between Scottsdale and Paradise Valley found sections of the local sewer system in need of repair. The completed work did not interrupt sewer service for residents, town …
Opinion

2020 was a harrowing year in America’s rich and complicated history. Our great nation was faced with a novel virus and an old deeply ingrained racial disease aching for healing and remedy. …

The Town of Paradise Valley is updating their General Plan; now is the time to get involved and take part in the process. This exciting initiative will result in a new long-range planning …
Living in Paradise
Business

Michael Waltrip Brewing Company is named ‘Official Beer of the Mobetta Golf Tour’

Michael Waltrip Brewing Company, founded by two-time Daytona 500 champion, Michael Waltrip, and the Mobetta Golf Tour, cofounded by PGA legend John Daly, announce the brewery’s …
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The Independent Interview: One-on-one with Scottsdale Realtor Gary Shapiro

Through necessity oftentimes innovations born to survive become staples of doing business in industries impacted by acts beyond one’s control. Looking beyond the tumultuous times of the …
Emerging Trends

What innovations will stick around in Arizona real estate beyond the coronavirus?

Thrust into a vast and complex digital landscape, Arizona business leaders agree enterprises able to pivot into online digital commerce models spells success for some — but doom for …

Valley Realtor Debbie Kimball joins Corcoran Platinum Living

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.
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The Independent Interview: One-on-one with Dub Dellis at Walt Danley Realty

Within a free marketplace economies within economies oftentimes develop and the Phoenix metropolitan housing market is no exception. The luxury real estate game --- properties at $750,000 or …
Education

Helios Education Foundation announces the completion of its 65,000-square-foot education campus for collaboration among education partners anchoring educational excellence in Arizona.

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 …
Entertainment

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 …
Dr. Jeff Hall

AAUW to host talk with director of Lowell Observatory

Join the American Association of University Women — Northwest Valley for a Zoom conversation Jan. 21 with Dr. Jeff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Carrying “the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound,” the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is led by funky heiress Camille Sledge with its 16-strong orchestra and musicians.

Herberger Theater to present 3 outdoor concerts in January

The Herberger Theater Center announces its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring three concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage.
Royal Palms Live Music & Classic Movie Series.

Royal Palms continues concerts, classic movies

Back by popular demand, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is extending its free Live Music & Classic Movie Series with local musicians, timeless films and the stunning views of Camelback Mountain.
Playwright, “Supernatural” Executive Producer Steve Yockey.

ATC’s 2021 ‘Hang & Focus’ podcast series launches Jan. 8

Steve Yockey, a Los Angeles-based playwright whose work is produced throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and longtime colleague of Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director Sean Daniels, is this year’s first guest on ATC’s Hang & Focus podcast at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.
The 25th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival allows home viewers to travel from the beaches and shuks of Israel to Hollywood sound stages; from snowy Norway forests to the Yankee Stadium announcers’ booth; and from an operating room in modern-day Italy to the cobblestone back alleys of wartime France.

Upcoming Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival celebration to be virtual

For a quarter of a century, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival has celebrated Jewish culture including bringing a lineup of films honoring traditions and heritage.
Winner of five awards, Tastes and Treasures II: A storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona, has 216 pages; comes in hard cover, with full-color photos for $30

Arizona history cookbook Tastes and Treasures II heats up for holiday season

Part Arizona history baked with storytelling makes for appetizing recipes in Tastes and Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.

Things to do: Arizona State Fairgrounds launches Ho-Ho Holiday Drive-Thru Fair Food

The Arizona State Fair is hosting its first ever “Ho-Ho Holiday Drive-Thru Fair Food” campaign. Due to the overwhelming demand for Arizona State Fair drive-thru edible creations event …
Puff can often be found chilling on his rock in his off-exhibit enclosure or roaming around the reptile lab for exercise.

‘Puff on the Shelf’ debuts at Butterfly Wonderland through Dec. 25

Aside from thousands of colorful butterflies as Butterfly Wonderland’s main attraction, another fan-favorite is Puff, a Chinese water dragon who resides in the Rainforest Reptiles exhibit.
The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Highways and Dierks Bentley collaborate for a virtual performance of "I Love You Arizona."

The Phoenix Symphony notes: ‘I Love You Arizona’ in virtual show

The Phoenix Symphony has found a new way to express its admiration and pride for Arizona as its 66 musicians created a virtual performance of the Rex Allen, Jr. song “I Love You Arizona.”
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