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MAD Greens Opens 
in North Scottsdale

Fresh, local food lovers in North Scottsdale are about to go mad for MAD Greens, as the latest location of this fast-casual restaurant opens in the Scottsdale Horizon Center. The new MAD Greens in North Scottsdale is the sixth Valley location of this farm-fresh restaurant concept specializing in premium made-to-order salads, fresh juices, paninis, wraps and soups. Even tastier, the grand opening celebration doubled as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club Piper Branch, with representatives on-site educating guests about their programs for local children. Also perfect for summer, each MAD Greens location is open at 7 a.m. daily to serve up its variety of tasty juices. For more information, please visit

The Baked Bear Scottsdale 
Grand Opening

The Baked Bear recently celebrated the opening of its first Arizona location in the Village at Shea. The Baked Bear features made-to-order ice cream sandwiches with original cookie recipes baked from scratch and served fresh out of the oven daily, and craft ice cream made from the highest quality ingredients. Customers at the eatery can choose between more than a dozen different ice cream flavors and more than a dozen flavors of cookies, including chocolate chip, red velvet, cookies and cream, snicker doodle, funfetti and white chocolate macadamia nut. For more information, please visit

Notre Dame Prep Girl’s Tennis Team Wins State Championship

Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep girl’s tennis team won this year’s AIA Division II State Championship at Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale. It was their first state championship since their five-year run at the top from 2007 to 2011. The NDP team faced their nemesis, Catalina Foothills High School from Tucson, a team they had never defeated before, to claim the title and bring the state championship back to Scottsdale. With NDP winning 5-4, it came down to a tiebreaker in #1 doubles, where junior Alexandra Lehman and senior Alyssa Heid toppled the top-seed Catalina Foothills duo in a come-from-behind victory.

The Boulders Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

The Boulders Resort & Spa recently announced the completion of their multi-million-dollar renovation. According to Howard Harris, general manager, “The changes are truly remarkable. The fresh look preserves our rich history by continuing to draw inspiration from our surrounding desert environs.” The multi-faceted project, which began in May 2015, includes the following areas: Main Lodge, Discovery Lounge, Palo Verde restaurant, Bakery Café, Latilla Ballroom and its 160 casitas. For more information, please visit

Orangetheory Fitness Partners with Sweat Angels Program

Five local Orangetheory Fitness studios have launched an ongoing partnership with a nationwide program called Sweat Angels in an effort to raise funds for various charitable organizations through Facebook “check-ins” made by gym patrons. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Sweat Angels, because it not only allows our members to improve their health, but also to work out for a cause,” says Matt Kafora, owner of Orangetheory Fitness Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, Moon Valley, Arrowhead and Lake Pleasant. July’s focus is on H2Open Doors, which will provide 50 gallons of clean water to impoverished countries in need per every check-in. For more information, please visit

Goodwill Celebrates Christmas in July

Goodwill of Central Arizona has a large selection of holiday merchandise, including Christmas trees, lights, home decor, stockings, dishes and more. The nonprofit will be celebrating “Christmas in July” all month at their retail locations throughout the Valley, Yuma and Prescott. All holiday decorations and merchandise will be available July 1- 31 for great prices. For more information, please visit

Washington Federal 
Honors Local Graduates

North Scottsdale’s Washington Federal, in partnership with leading education technology company Everfi, Inc., was proud to honor nearly 300 sophomore students at Metro Tech High School as they graduated from the Washington Federal Financial Scholars Program, a financial education curriculum designed to provide students with the critical skills needed to make sound financial decisions. The program, which launched at Metro Tech in 2013, provides schools with Everfi’s interactive, web-based financial management education tool at no cost to either the school or taxpayers. Since its inception at Metro Tech, the program has graduated more than 570 local students and has grown to six other schools across Arizona. For more information, please visit

Mountainside Fitness Vice President Named Tech Innovator Finalist

Mountainside Fitness is here to help you redefine your workout. You can now have a better body thanks in large part to Vice President Mario Arce, and his work integrating technology into every workout you experience at Mountainside Fitness. A 2016 Finalist for the AZ Top Tech Exec Awards, Arce is helping Mountainside Fitness change the way people track, interact and experience results on their journey to a better body by implementing strategies such as an app allowing members to tap into their fitness data and more. For more information, please visit