Fond Farewells & New Beginnings

Spring has finally arrived, and all the tell-tale signs of it are clear: days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, flowers are starting to pop-up along the roadside and the promise of summer lingers in the air. For many, spring is a time of growth, renewal and new beginnings with the coming of a new, brighter season. Yet…

Alice In Wonderland Performance

Haley Elementary put on a wonderful production of Alice in Wonderland, with all 144 students in the drama club participating in the play. Teachers Amy Miller and Kim Abrahamson should be very proud!

Smokin Fins Grand Opening

The American Fusion concept, focusing on sushi, seafood and a modern approach to bringing smoked flavors to the table is now open. Serving food with “attitude,” and always committed to serving high-quality ingredients at maximum value.

Chandler Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Chandler Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting event for some new (and not so new!) Chandler Businesses. Among those included were, East Valley School of Music, Back & Beyond, Element Hotel, Honey Baked Ham Co. and The Cays.

Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with Chandler Museum, inducted its 13th class of outstanding Chandler athletes during a wonderful ceremony held at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Photography John Rubalcaba

EV School of Music New Location Celebration

Mike and Tabitha Kaminski celebrated the opening of their new location for East Valley School of Music with an Open House and Chandler Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

April 2017 Around Town

This month, Aji Spa at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is pleased to announce the addition of three new, citrus-focused experiences to the treatment menu. Each of these fresh offerings celebrates the invigorating benefits of citrus in harmony with ingredients that hydrate, exfoliate and renew the body. This citrus series addition arrives along with a striking, reimagined spa…

Farm-to-Fork Finery

The resort offers a Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series that gives Valley foodies the chance to learn about and enjoy locally grown ingredients, masterfully combined by award-winning chefs. “Each Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series invites guests to indulge in quality ingredients sourced locally in a live demonstration format,” says Chloe Dake, Public Relations and Communications Manager for Omni Scottsdale Resort…

Handpicked Perfection

Cactus Flower imports blooms from around the world. But when Eric Luoma wants something that looks, feels and smells like Scottsdale, he keeps his eye peeled on the side of the road and creates a “Roadsidia” bouquet. He has a good sense of humor, but also recognizes the value in slowing down to smell the creosote.


Just a little over a year ago, Jeannine and Cameron McChesney opened Greenhouse Gardens, a unique urban market garden in Chandler. It is located in the original Riggs family farmhouse, and the two are the first non-family members to own the property since 1948.

Refresh Your Life

Spring has finally arrived in the East Valley. The temperatures are rising, the wildflowers are blooming and, with Spring Training behind us, the MLB games are underway. Spring is also traditionally a time to deep clean your home from top to bottom, donating or tossing items you don’t use anymore and organizing everything that’s left. As Rachel Winter, Founder and…

Garden Delights

If you have lived in the Valley for a while, you’ve probably heard about the legendary Singh Farms in Scottsdale. Owners Ken and Lee Singh closed their weekly farmer’s market and brought it to Tempe, where the 72-acre Rio Salado Golf Course operated for 30 years. Now, the Singh’s are slowly transforming the property into an organic farm, community market…

Dive Right In

It is no secret that Valley residents love their pools. And with the spring and summer heat officially knocking at the door again, the time has finally arrived for homeowners to make sure they have all their pool needs met before cooling off and enjoying the refreshing water.

Fashion In Bloom

Spring’s freshest looks come in the form of romantic ruffles, bold hues, super-sized stripes and dressed-up sportswear. It’s a season heavily influenced by the ’80s, aka the decade of decadent fashion, and minimalism is definitely taking a backseat.