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INSIDER GUIDES

Tee-rrific: These are some of Scottsdale’s best golf courses

By Griffin Fabits The greater Scottsdale area is a hotbed for golf, home to some of the finest and most beautiful courses in the country....

Hello 2020: Ring in the new decade with these events

By Connor Dziawura New Year’s Eve is an important time of year. It’s a time to reflect. It’s a time to celebrate. And it’s a...

Holiday Tradition: ‘The Nutcracker’ makes its regular visits throughout the Valley

By Bridgette Redman Can’t get enough of “The Nutcracker”? There are plenty to choose from in the Phoenix area.   Phoenix Ballet Professional dancers perform to Tchaikovsky’s score...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Art Immersion: Scottsdale’s Celebration of Fine Art turns 30 this year

By Sherry Jackson A love of art and a vision to bring an immersive experience to patrons in Scottdale led show founders Tom and Ann Morrow...

Modern, Chic and Two Posh Boutiques: Accomplished owner shares her experiences...

By Megan Child Keys jingle into the lock as Nicole Dougherty opens the doors to her beloved establishment early in the chilly, brisk morning. Ready...

Gotta Have Art: Scottsdale Arts Festival celebrates 50 years

By Kristine Cannon Every spring in Scottsdale, the flowers bloom, the Spring Training games are in full swing, and the Scottsdale Arts Festival opens to...

Enchanting: Celebrate Memories with Disney on Ice

By Annika Tomlin Some of your childhood’s most iconic and beloved animated characters are coming back to the Valley for a chance to reinvent their...

Laughing It Up: Everything goes wrong in footlight farce

By Bridgette M. Redman Peter Hill, the artistic and technical director of Fountain Hills Theater, knows what audiences like. He ought to, having spent decades heading...

Back in the Saddle: Rodeo Scottsdale continues for the 67th year

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Rodeo is in Dave Alford’s blood. He rode in the late ’60s and early ’70s, until he fell into rodeo production. Four decades...

Taking a ‘Paws’: The Mutt Gala is inspired by glitz and...

By Annika Tomlin The Arizona Animal Welfare League is carrying on the legacy and message of actress Amanda Blake by hosting An Evening to Paws:...

Celebrating the Persian New Year: Scottsdale entrepreneur brings her heritage to...

By Octavio Serrano Lawdan Shojaee grew up in Los Angeles, where her Persian culture is vibrant and present. She misses it, so she’s bringing it...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

RigaTony’s offering meals for first responders and health care workers

RigaTony’s Authentic Italian Restaurant in Tempe is serving joy to those fighting to save lives during these trying times. Owners Chrissy and Mike Lopercio are...

Made with Love: Scottsdale is enamored with Agapi Pita

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ashur Zai’s dream was to open a restaurant. So, when he married his wife, Nikki, in May 2018, the two embarked on...

One Big Breakfast: Matt Pool brings his fresh eats to North...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Matt Pool has always had his hand in the restaurant business. He worked his way through ASU by delivering room service at...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

D-backs’ shortstop Nick Ahmed combats isolation by being present

Arizona Diamondbacks fans are missing baseball and it’s good to know players like Nick Ahmed are as well. “We’re six days into what would have...

‘Nothing Separates Us’: Archie Bradley tears down the wall between him...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley doesn’t like this assumed barrier between fans and celebrities. “The Beard,” as he’s called, would rather mingle. To give...

Phoenix Rising: Fighting for a chance at another record year

By Annika Tomlin Phoenix Rising head coach Rick Schantz and his players are gearing up to start the 2020 season Saturday, March 7, against Portland...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

The Pack Expands: Arizona will soon welcome Great Wolf Lodge waterpark...

By Octavio Serrano With electronic devices dominating dinners and vacations, Great Wolf Lodge is aiming to bring families back together with its new location in...

Hotel Adeline just steps away from all the Scottsdale action

Article and Food Images by Lynette Carrington, Hotel Adeline Images Courtesy of Hotel Adeline A large sign at the entrance to Hotel Adeline proclaims, “WTF,”...

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Located in Scottsdale, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is a fabulous mid-century modern desert oasis resort that embraces the aesthetic of the Sonoran Desert...

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