Vote for Scottsdale!
The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau announced earlier this month that we Scottsdalites can give our city its proper props in Travel + Leisure's survey to determine the magazine's "America's Favorite Cities" compilation and rankings. Scottsdale is one of 30 U.S. cities to be included in the survey.
City Council Cuts Valley Metro Rail Inc., Ties and More
By Joanna Galuszka
Scottsdale City Council members fielded insults from the public, adopted a property-tax levy, cheered and jeered legislative updates and jumbled through a parking request at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Highlights included the city’s withdrawal from the Valley Metro Rail Inc. board, and the renewal of a contract with a federal lobbying firm.
Angel Mamas give big
The self-dubbed “Angel Mamas” are nothing like what I was expecting when I went to meet the fund-raising organization’s young board members at their monthly meeting place, a Paradise Bakery in North Scottsdale. The group of radiant young mothers is redefining what it means to be philanthropic in the Valley.
At Steinway of Phoenix: Silent Movies, with Piano Accompaniment
Enjoy silent movies accompanied by the musical skill and creativity of pianist Lynne Haeseler, who is also a dance pianist with Ballet Arizona.
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Thanks, Tom & Tookie; and long live Marie
I was somewhat disbelieving when a flower delivery person arrived at my door today—really, for me? “Hmm, that was thoughtful and unexpected,” I thought, musing on the “pothos epipremnum” that Cactus Flower had delivered.
It took a few minutes for me to get it. It was a “tree.” Of course. A watch tree.
5 Arts celebrates 10 years
Ten years ago, the Arizona 5 Arts Circle was born as the brainchild of retired Chicago businessman Howard Hirsch, who challenged his group of golfing comrades to join him in forming a philanthropic group for the purpose of supporting the fine and performing arts in the Valley.
From the publisher
When I embarked on the journey to this community news project seven months ago, my vision was beyond ambitious: a staff of 10 diehard journalists, an office, half a million dollars in funding, nonprofit status and a professional fund-raiser. We would be the next Voice of San Diego for Scottsdale—an online newspaper filling the journalistic shoe leather of the East Valley Tribune so many Scottsdalites (including me) miss. The product was oh-so-dramatically subtitled, “A Few Good Journalists.” To tell you the truth, I thought it’d be easy.
MARK SCARP: The way we were
Same-old rhetoric doesn't address today's challenges
By MARK J. SCARP
SMoCA lands lauded exhibition
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is feeling especially lucky this week upon finalizing plans to become only the second venue in the nation to showcase the first museum survey exhibition of the work of Nick Cave, which is currently at the