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PARADISE VALLEY NEWS & OPINION
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2020 Elections

Drop your election ballots off at Paradise Valley Town Hall

Paradise Valley town officials are reminding residents about their options to vote this year. There is an official Maricopa County ballot box located in the Paradise Valley Town Hall lobby, 6401 …
Crime

Police: Paradise Valley SUV stolen in early morning hours

A vehicle was reportedly stolen from a Paradise Valley property on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 17. The Paradise Valley Police Department was dispatched at 11:13 a.m. to a report of a stolen vehicle taken …

Paradise Valley to enforce traffic infractions with grants

Town of Paradise Valley will have the use of two grants to help with such things as traffic enforcement and wages for police officers’ overtime.
Subscriber Exclusive

Paradise Valley framework set to prevent dispensaries within town

Paradise Valley is laying the groundwork to prevent marijuana dispensaries from opening within town limits should Arizona voters approval recreational cannabis use in next month’s election. …
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Paradise Valley town staff deal with higher COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 has impacted Paradise Valley and its town staff at a greater risk than the average, Town Manager Jill Keimach says. In an Oct. 8 Zoom meeting with the Town Council and town staff, Ms. …

Paradise Valley Police seek information on recent home burglary

Paradise Valley police were dispatched at 4:02 p.m., Oct. 10, to a report of a residential burglary that reportedly occurred between Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 in the 6600 block of east Cheney Drive.
Police

Two men arrested for marijuana possession, Paradise Valley police say

Gomez Briseno and Henry Arambula were arrested on Oct. 10 by Paradise Valley Police Department officers for possession of marijuana, police officials say. Police department officials say, after a …
Development

SmokeTree Resort revitalization open houses slated for Oct. 21

The team working to revitalize the SmokeTree Resort property in Paradise Valley will be holding open house events for Paradise Valley residents on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The in-person portion of the …
Opinion

A note and some perspective for voters to consider in this year’s Scottsdale elections, and the one likely to come up next November, too.

Arizona seniors deserve to enjoy a future of economic security and prosperity for many years to come — and it’s imperative that we elect political leaders who have what it takes to build …
Living in Paradise
Business
Business

The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley appoints general manager

The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley has announced that Steven Szenasi has been appointed general manager ahead of the resort’s late 2021 opening. As the first Ritz-Carlton to be built in North …

Build-to-rent communities see explosive growth

Darlene Powell has always wanted to live in Arizona. The retired Rikers Island correctional officer and now speech language pathologist from New York City did her research and found a new rental home would suit her well in her pursuit for the desert Southwest.
Commerce

Tatum Corporate Center announces new tenant, renovations, renewals

Tatum Corporate Center, a single asset entity of Kent Circle Partners, announces two new tenants, Southwest Orofacial Group and ND News and Review, LLC. The 23,623 square foot garden-style …

Scottsdale Community Bank to become state’s first community bank in 12 years

Scottsdale Community Bank has received conditional approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to establish Arizona’s first new community bank in 12 years.

JLL medical office duo complete CommonSpirit Health lease

The Phoenix office of JLL recently secured a 9,727-square-foot, long-term lease for a CommonSpirit Health Reference Lab in Scottsdale to expand its COVID testing capacity.
Education

Scottsdale Unified School District board hopefuls discuss their thoughts on diversity and equity curriculum throughout the district. Since late May, the topic of race in this country has been …

The Paradise Valley Unified School District Governing Board recently voted to appoint Chad Caudle as the new principal of Elementary No. 33 commencing with the 2021-22 school year.
Entertainment
From November to May, artist-in-residence, Carrie Curran, instructs guests using acrylic on canvas to create their own masterpiece for Mimosa & Monet art classes at Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley.

Mimosa & Monet art classes return at Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley, will offer its Mimosa & Monet art class series.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, will hold its first outdoor live music and classic series from Oct. 23 to Dec. 18.

Royal Palms hosts outdoor live music, classic movie series starting on Oct. 23

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, presents its first outdoor live-music and classic- series starting on Oct. 23, running through the end of the year.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Spoke Art Gallery to host Pop Art Exhibition sequel

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art Gallery recently announced the return of the “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” art exhibition, but in a new, virtual format.
There will be an option to enjoy the ride in a “carriage” for 2-6 or 7-12 guests.

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields shines, Nov. 23-Dec. 31

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields kicks off on Nov. 23 with a dazzling drive-through holiday light experience, debuting to celebrate the season.
The Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch will run from 4 to 9 p.m., Monday–Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday on Oct. 22 through Halloween.

Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch haunts, Oct. 22-31

The Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch annual event is going above and beyond to ensure families can still have an enjoyable experience this season despite the scary “new normal.”
“Butter,” written by a local author, Erin Jade Lange, is set in Scottsdale and described as a whimsical, humorous look at a high-schooler named Butter who is about to make history live on the Internet, and everyone is invited to watch.

Scottsdale International Film Festival marks 20th anniversary with virtual line-up

The Scottsdale International Film Festival returns for its 20th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 6 through Tuesday, Nov. 10 as an online event showcasing 20 curated films to celebrate the milestone.

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …
Star Gazing on St. Clair Beach will be among exhibitions displayed at Shemer Art Center through Oct. 29.

Shemer Art Center displays two new exhibitions through Oct. 29

Two new exhibitions featuring more than 80 works of art are on display at the Shemer Art Center through Oct. 29.
Broadway Jukebox performers Lacey Dixon, Peter J. Hill, Alex Gonzalez, Noel Irick, Michael Paul Wallot and Victoria Fairclough.

Broadway Jukebox returns through Oct. 10

Copperstate Productions announces the return of Broadway Jukebox, “the world’s first and only interactive Broadway musical,” revue on weekends through Oct. 10 on the Fountain Hills Theater Drive-In Theater stage.
The pop-up event will allow people to shop for the one-of-a-kind items that Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is known for.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market opens Pop-Up store during holidays

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will open a pop-up location at Scottsdale Quarter, showcasing a collection of vintage, artisan-made, and other goods from local small businesses.
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