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Queen Creek’s Founders’ Day Festival

Queen Creek celebrates history with Founders’ Day Festival

By Laura Latzko   The town of Queen Creek was officially incorporated in 1989, but it has a much deeper history. Native American communities, homesteaders and immigrants made their home in the area that is now Queen...

Salt Mine Wine recalls trips to Italy in a cozy tasting room

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   A drive down Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde is comforting, with its draping trees, green grass and mountain views. But hidden within them is a slew of pecan groves, homegrown produce...

Great Train Rides of the Southwest

Travel the rails on one of these classic trains   By Sherry Jackson   There’s a thrill, an excitement, a nostalgic feeling one gets when riding a train. The slower pace makes us slow down and enjoy the...

Mud pits, bar crawls and unlimited tacos

By Tuesday Mahrle Sadly, it looks like Phoenix hasn't received the Fall weather memo yet. But, that doesn't stop us from having a good time, right? This weekend, see free ballet under the stars, shop...
Urban Ale Trail

Urban Ale Trail celebrates beer tasting in Downtown Phoenix

By Lynette Carrington   Downtown Phoenix Inc. is all about attracting folks to the city. The fifth annual Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided walkable beer tasting tour, hopes to once again accomplish that as it invites...
podcasts

4 inspiring podcasts launched by local business leaders

By Madison Rutherford   The definition of success depends on who you ask, but almost all successful people have a story to tell about the twists and turns on their way to the top. Below, you’ll...
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

Taco ‘Bout a Fun Time

Street fest brings culture to downtown Chandler By Connor Dziawura   Metalachi’s “Master of Trumpets” El Cucuy doesn’t go for any ordinary taco. A musician with “The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” which appeared on...
Melinda’s Alley

Melinda’s Alley is the best-kept secret in Downtown Phoenix

By Lynette Carrington   Behind the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, guests are beckoned by a painting of Malinda Curtis, a wickedly intriguing woman emerging from a fire like a Phoenix from the ashes. Those in the...
The Canyon Suites

The “Suitest” Thing

Rooms with a view...and so much more. It's no secret that Arizona boasts some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Here's the insider's guide to some of the most jaw-dropping, sweetest suites at...
Ed Schieffelin

Pay Dirt: Ed Schieffelin finds his tombstone

By Marshall Trimble The tall, lanky prospector brushed back his thick, matted, unkempt hair and looked out across a jumble of high mesa hills, scanning the rough terrain east of the San Pedro River. Somewhere...

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