February 2017 Around Town 1

2017 Girl Scout Cookie 
Dessert Challenge

For the fourth year in a row, chefs from more than two dozen restaurants across the Valley and Flagstaff will go head-to-head to create a winning dessert using one of the Girl Scout cookie flavors. The new creations will be sold in their restaurants throughout February, with a portion of sales directly benefitting local girl scouting. This year, Northeast Valley restaurants taking on the challenge include The Crepe Club, Chompies, Proof Canteen at the Four Seasons Scottsdale, Churn, Twisted Grove, Olive + Ivy, The Henry, Flower Child, The Thumb, Rusconi’s American Kitchen, Drexyl Modern American, Chr Kitchen + Bar, Coup des Tartes, Sorso Wine Room, The MARKET by Jennifer’s Restaurant + Bar, Rhythm & Wine, and Jalapeno Inferno. For more information, please visit GirlScoutsAZ.org.

Spence Diamonds Opens in Scottsdale Quarter

Spence Diamonds’ new, innovative store concept pairs a fun, friendly, transparent and educational experience with a breakthrough product offering – Spence Artisan Created Diamonds. Spence stores will carry both Artisan Created Diamonds and traditional mined diamonds, making Spence the only U.S. retail store where consumers can learn about and choose between traditional stones and new Artisan Created Diamonds. Spence Diamonds will offer a wide array of diamonds for engagement rings and in numerous exclusive jewelry designs. For more information, please visit SpenceDiamonds.com.

Modern Acupuncture Opens First Store in Scottsdale

Modern Acupuncture™, a new franchise concept transforming the alternative medicine market and acupuncture industry, has announced its first location in Scottsdale. Modern Acupuncture™ will offer an enhanced acupuncture experience that utilizes needle therapy on nodes to increase blood flow, but unlike traditional acupuncture, does not require the removal of any clothing. A visit to Modern Acupuncture will feel like a relaxing retreat, where guests can unwind to peaceful music while experiencing the healing or cosmetic benefits of acupuncture. For more information, please call 480.477.7703

OneAZ Credit Union Opens New Kierland Branch

OneAZ Credit Union is pleased to announce their 65-year-old brand of local Arizona banking has arrived in Kierland. Their newest location is now open at 16600 N. Scottsdale Road just south of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale Road intersection. The Kierland branch features the latest digital technology, including a convenient seating area with big screen TVs and iPads to allow customers to learn more about OneAZ products and services. Stop by to meet the team of local financial professionals ready to assist you with all your banking needs, whether it’s a mortgage, HELOC, auto loan, investment services, credit card, checking or savings account. For more information, contact branch manager Wendy Free at wfree@oneazcu.com or visit OneAZCU.com.

Gainey Village Health Club & Spa Unveils Club Expansion

Kicked off in mid-September, the Gainey Village Health Club & Spa in Scottsdale is unveiling an extensive expansion and remodel that will increase member offerings to include TRX, ariel yoga, small group training and much more. The Gainey Village’s land-locked location in the heart of Scottsdale has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to expand its programs and include additional opportunities for its members. Gainey Village is also adding an all-new building by taking over a formerly leased space and turning a walkway area into a two story group training center. For more information, please visit VillageClubs.com.

Dick Hyland Inducted Into The Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

The Selection Committee of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame recently named Dick Hyland, Director of Golf at The Country Club at DC Ranch, to its list of new inductees for 2016. Hyland brings over 30 years of experience and numerous awards to The Country Club at DC Ranch and is recognized as one of the top performers in the golf business. Throughout his career, Hyland has participated in the design and start-up of 12 courses, implemented global planning for club operations, and has been recognized for his expertise of managing golf professionals, agronomy teams and retail personnel. For more information, please visit CCDCRanch.com.

Local Volunteers Provide Hope Filled Holidays

More than 500 volunteers spent a weekend packing 155,000 meals during Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) Hope Filled Holidays event. These meals supported FMSC’s effort to ship an additional 21 million meals to Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Groups from organizations such as North Bible Church, American Traffic Solutions and Light of Christ Lutheran Church, as well as several families, sponsored one or more pallets of food. Funds were raised to pay for a full container of food to go to the struggling nation, which has been plagued by earthquakes and hurricanes in recent years. For more information, please visit FMSC.org.

Liberty Station Pulls Into 
North Scottsdale

Liberty Station, an American tavern and smokehouse will open this month at 34522 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 180. Liberty Station is the latest culinary endeavor from Keeler Hospitality Group. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Liberty Station will serve American comfort food with regional touches, including several nods to the Keeler family’s Boston roots. The bar at Liberty Station will offer vintage cocktails created in a very classic style, and local craft beers, plus a wide array of wine options. Acclaimed Executive Chef Michael Hunn and Chef de Cuisine Dan Watts will head the kitchen.