Phoenix Children’s Receives Grant to Fight Aggressive Brain Tumor

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor in children, accounting for approximately 25% of all childhood cancers. Diffuse midline gliomas (DIPGs) represent approximately 50% of all pediatric brainstem tumors and due to their location, cannot be removed surgically. However, new hope has been instilled at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) with the Gateway for Cancer Research's approval of a $1.5…

Easy Grammar Systems Wins Parent Teacher Choice Award

Easy Grammar Systems, the company that inspires students to awaken the scholar within, recently won four Parent Teacher Choice Awards from HowToLearn.com, an internationally recognized organization. Their books, Easy Grammar: Grade 1, Easy Grammar: Grade 5, Daily GRAMS: Grade 5 and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 9 were selected as gold medal winners in the best of children’s books. 

Community Involvement with Furry Friends

Scottsdale is a community known for caring deeply for its four-legged friends. Whether it be innovative ways to enhance a pet's health or getting involved in organizations that help animals find a much-deserved forever home, there are various ways to show love for furry friends this fall.

Ice, Ice Baby

Hot temps, bright sun, air conditioning—summer in Arizona brings many things that can irritate your face and cause it to be sensitive, blotchy and irritated.

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church Youth Mission in the Bahamas

This summer, Pinnacle's Youth Group raised money at their yearly rummage sale, offsetting the cost of their important mission trip to Nassau in the Bahamas. Church members of all ages volunteered many hours so the Youth Group could have this international philanthropic experience. 

Fun for All

Looking for some fun around town? These kid-friendly destinations around town provide hours of fun for all.

August 2019 Around Town

Children’s Learning and Play Festival at West World The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is an amazing free community event that benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy nonprofit. This Sept. 7 will be the fourth year of the event, with last year’s event boasting 13,000 happy attendees. The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is a free educational … Continued

Others May Call it Chaos, but We Call it Family.

If you take a look at the photo above, you will see my boys and our favorite fur baby, Ace, who turned 14 last month! You can probably imagine with four energetic boys, our house is anything but quiet. From ages 7 to 15, they each bring so much love and joy into our world! … Continued

Arizona Science Center Names Two Lifetime Trustees

Arizona Science Center recently honored two longtime supporters and board members, G. Douglas Young and Michael A. DeBell, with the designation of Lifetime Trustee in recognition of their tireless efforts and transformational impact over their many years of service to the Center.     

Local Nonprofit Raises Record Breaking $700,000 for Children’s Charities

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club hosted its annual charity sporting competition called Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefitting Children. This year’s event raised a record-breaking amount, garnering more than $700,000 for children’s charities. The 80 teams participated in an Olympiad-style event that included a quarterback challenge, corn hole toss, bocce ball, dodgeball finale and a homerun … Continued

Miss Scottsdale Moves Onto State

The Miss Arizona Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to empowering the women of Arizona to achieve their personal and professional goals. Miss Scottsdale 2019, Melody Pierce, will be competing for the job of Miss Arizona June 19–22 where she will promote a social impact initiative of eating disorder recovery and awareness. Follow her journey … Continued

Scottsdale Teen Chosen as a Bank of America Student Leader

Bank of America today announced that five high school students from around the Valley have been selected as Student Leaders. This philanthropic program offers young people an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer internship at a local nonprofit. Amongst the five chosen is Sarah Hughner, a Scottsdale resident and graduate … Continued

Dr. Matthew Goetz of Arizona Animal Welfare League Shares Tips

Research suggests humans should do something about how their frazzled feelings affect dogs’ stress levels. We recommend unwinding after work with an activity that makes you both happy. Some dogs are active, and some like the quiet life. Bonding activities that combine your personalities will destress you both. Try reading or visiting a dog park. 

Superhero Summer at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

Gather up your superheroes and head over to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort for a summer of action-packed adventures. Through Labor Day, the resort encourages families to engage in heroic activities that will allow kids' high energy and active imaginations the opportunity to really take flight.

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Photographer Lindsay Jenks

DC Ranch Marketplace: If you are going for a more upscale and rustic feel for your photos, then North Scottsdale's DC Ranch Marketplace is just the right spot. Several buildings with different colors and textures along with barn doors and bridges mean you can walk the pathways to find numerous photography locations.

Local Lawyer Scott Jenkins Also Advocates for Children

Scott Jenkins is a partner at Quarles & Brady Law Firm. As a commercial litigator and bankruptcy attorney, he is proudly recognized by his peers on the list of Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers. An Arizona native, he and his wife are raising two sons in Scottsdale with the hope that they too will cherish this amazing…

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE EV400 HSE

I chose this vehicle strategically this month, as it is the perfect fit for our eco-friendly issue. This beautiful all-electric SUV may have the body of a small SUV, but let there be no mistake: for an all-electric vehicle, the acceleration is first in its class going f0-60 in 4.5 seconds. With it’s sleek body and smooth driving this vehicle did…

Pace Art Collective Captures the Essence of Summer

From barbecues to beach visits, showcasing summer memories at home adds warmth to any space. Laura Pace started Pace Art Collective after her extensive work in galleries, and it serves as a complete resource for artwork and picture framing. She shares how to best make it summer year-round in your home.

July 2019 Around Town

Pita Jungle Announces New Seasonal Menu Pita Jungle launched a new Seasonal Kitchen Crafts Menu featuring a delicious new selection of modified keto- and paleo-friendly dishes, well-nested within the confines of the Mediterranean Diet. The new dishes include Moroccan Gazpacho: tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, celery, jalapeno, garbanzo beans, lemon juice and seasonings served cold with pine nuts, cucumbers or pita chips; … Continued

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Kick-Off Event

The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted by Ocean 44. This location was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the coming together of Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Guests included celebrities and community leaders who enjoyed an evening of fun with raffle proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish … Continued

Summer is here!

Summertime is an enjoyable season. It’s that time of year when everything slows down just a bit, the kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await.   Many of us spend time cooling down while boating on one of our beautiful Arizona lakes or by taking … Continued

The Junior League of Phoenix Sixth Annual White Party

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its sixth annual White Party: A Night at the Races this spring. The derby-inspired evening held at Young’s Market Company raised more than $20,000 to help support the mission of JLP. Guests enjoyed dancing the night away to a DJ, as well as hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a photo booth, … Continued

‘We Are United’ Luncheon Featuring Lisa Ling

Valley of the Sun United Way raised more than $480,000 at its 2019 “We Are United” Luncheon featuring journalist, author and television host Lisa Ling. Ling currently hosts CNN’s This Is Life With Lisa Ling. Proceeds from the luncheon directly benefit the Valley of the Sun United Way’s efforts to eradicate hunger in the classroom.

Cool Summer Rates Make a Splash at JW Marriott Resorts

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa offer staycation options this summer: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: "Splash Into Summer" JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa: "Casitas & Ritas" JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Tucson: … Continued

Healing Cross Project

This project came to life after the death of the founder’s son. The mission is to bring light to the devastation everyday human suffering causes. The second annual charity evening, Derrick’s Night, was held this spring, with entertainment provided by The Groove Merchants. Visit HealingCrossProject.com for information on donating, volunteering and reading about this amazing story!

Desert Mountain Celebrates New Growth

Desert Mountain Club has grown to seven golf courses, with new homes being built along No. 7 at Desert Mountain, a championship North Scottsdale par-54 course. To celebrate, homebuilders Cullum Homes, Camelot Homes and Family Development welcomed prospective buyers to the brand-new indoor/outdoor clubhouse at Seven. The evening showcased culinary creations, signature cocktails and electric … Continued

Art Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Exhibitions Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

For years, Spoke Art Gallery has invited artists of all mediums from all over the world to find inspiration in pop culture and cult classics. Its latest show focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art gallery joined forces to host the pop-up art exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” at Taliesin West in … Continued

Gateway for Cancer Research Vino con Stelle Event

Gateway for Cancer Research, an organization dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, hosted its Annual Vino con Stelle Event. Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Richard J Stephenson served as hosts, and IMNA Solutions served as the presenting sponsor. Actress and cancer survivor Brooke Burke served as emcee. Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton entertained guests along with vocal artists The Tenors and Sheléa. 

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Serves Up ‘Steak-cation’ Summer Package

This summer's "Steak-cation" Package, ignited by the searing success of its award-winning restaurant, Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, is good through Sept. 2. The overnight package includes accommodations in a luxurious, adobe-style casita, a $100 credit to Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, and resort fee. Lincoln's menu boasts hand-cut prime and wagyu butcher's steaks, seafood and vegetarian options, … Continued

Open and Filled With Light:

Recipe developer, cookbook author and the founder of RecipeGirl.com Lori Lange shared her home renovation "before" process in February. With the home and notably the kitchen space completed, Lori reflects on her vision coming to life.

Community Showstoppers

The Phoenix Theatre Company turns 100 this year and as a staple in the community has planned an evening featuring an original musical tribute highlighting the history of the company and its significant contributions to the community. The Applause! Gala will be a star-studded event this fall benefiting The Phoenix Theatre Company’s great work, both on stage and in the community.

Actor Sean Dillingham Discusses Success with Arizona Roots

Perseverance is key in achieving success under the lights of Hollywood. As actor Sean Dillingham explains, Hollywood is less of a place and more of a state of mind actors strive for. For him, he loves when Hollywood calls him but finds comforts in his roots here in Arizona, where he lives full-time with his family.

Shop for Summer Style at Piece and Story

It was through a shared passion for vintage goods and owning a business that Shelley Adelson and Sophia Kobs, the owners of Piece and Story Vintage Goods, opened their Scottsdale store, a haven for unique, quality vintage finds.

Frank Schubert

Schubert Insurance & Financial Services (Allstate Insurance) is located on Pinnacle Peak and Pima and has long been known for its friendly and attentive staff. This is in large part due to the community feel owner Frank Schubert and his wife hoped to bring to North Scottsdale.

Man Cave

Bodify specializes in comfortable and effective CoolSculpting. The process is noninvasive, and Bodify has performed more than 15,000 treatments. Results include reduction of fat layers by 20-25% per treatment and is ideal for diet- and exercise-resistant fat. Popularity is at a peak with CoolSculpting for both men and women alike, however, many facilities who offer these services tend to offer…

The 2019 McLaren 570S Spider

The 2019 McLaren 570S Spider truly delivers the ultimate driving experience. This undeniably brought me to my roots. My late grandfather, Bob Montana, was a race car driver who competed amongst racing legends including the great Bruce McLaren in the CanAm Circuit.

A Toast to the Gentlemen of our community!

OK, guys, it’s your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue, (it is ladies first, after all); this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day this month on June 16. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing fathers I am personally surrounded … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Starr Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26  at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.  “My dream has always been to … Continued

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix Holds Annual Fundraiser

 The 2019 fundraising gala, "And the Beat Goes On…", raised more than $200,000 for the Museum. The event was attended by 440 guests who enjoyed food, drinks, silent and live auctions and entertainment during the program. Funds raised at the gala will go to the Museum’s Every Child Program, providing free or reduced admission to families who are struggling financially.

Celebrity Fight Night

In March, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award-winning country music star Reba McEntire emceed for her 15th year. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, a silent auction, an elegant dinner and a live auction … Continued

Make-a-Wish Arizona Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball raised more than $3 million in a single night. The funds will help grant more than 300 future wishes to Arizona children with critical illnesses. Stephanie Linnenkamp and Amy Walters co-chaired this year’s sold-out event with the theme "Wishes in Bloom." More than 1,000 guests were in attendance. 

Major League Baseball Players Team Up to Strike Out Povery

Major League Baseball players including Nick Ahmed, Chase Anderson, Luke Weaver, Matt Bowman, Zach Duke, Lorenzo Cain, Jay Jackson and Brent Suter gathered at Topgolf in Scottsdale for a fun night of family, golf and charity. Striking Out Poverty builds baseball fields and implements water filtration systems in the Dominican Republic, provides medical care, classrooms … Continued

Tony La Russa’s Dinner of Champions at Steak 44

Several celebrities attended Dinner of Champions, a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation at Steak 44 in March. Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescues Foundation works for animal welfare by pairing veterans with shelter to service dogs. ARF recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for 11 consecutive years.  

Hometown Superheroes

The world needs more superheroes. Not necessarily the kind who can fly, but rather the kind who step up to find ways to assist those in need at times where they may feel powerless. Two men in North Scottsdale are consistent in their efforts to make an impact and bring awareness to worthy causes, caring for children and the homeless in…

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Sophisticated and refined are words that exemplify a night out at Mastro's Ocean Club. Adjacent from the Westin Kierland Golf Club, it provides the ideal Guys' Night Out after a day on the course. Enjoy an American bourbon, like Woodford Reserve, Garrison Brothers, Basil Hayden or any of the Jack Daniels selections at the lively bar, then gather around the table…

Boulder Boats

Founded in 2004 by Stuart and Kristina Litjens, Boulder Boats combines the couple's passion for watersports and a goal of creating a family-friendly environment with quality products.

The Women Who Inspire Us

 Makenzie Marzluff  Founder, Delighted by Hummus  Makenzie Marzluff started with a healthy cookie-dough dip for a Super Bowl party using chickpeas and other sweet ingredients, and after a year of popularity amongst friends, she decided it was time to bring the first dessert hummus to others. 

Dr. Vershalee Shukla Draws Inspiration from her Patients and Provides Innovative Treatments

The Vincere Cancer Center in Scottsdale is a tranquil place filled with hope and support for its patients. State-of-the-art equipment coupled with a personal and customized patient approach makes each person who enters feel that their individual needs will not only be met but exceeded.

May 2019 Around Town

Gateway Academy Spring Fashion Show for Autism Awareness Gateway Academy, which serves twice-exceptional students who have Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism, hosted a student spring fashion show in April at Gateway’s Phoenix campus to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The school offered a small breakfast for attendees, and then dozens of students from first through 12th grades … Continued