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…

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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

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…