Local Spotlights

  • Calvin Charles Gallery Presents ‘The Art of Giving’ December 10-January 5

    Opening Reception 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10Calvin Charles Gallery has been a fixture in the Arts District of Historic Downtown Scottsdale for nearly two decades. Managing partner Veronica Graffius has the distinction of incorporating a unique selection of artists at the gallery that include those who create in homage to the gallery’s earliest focus on Asian art and artists who speak to th ... Read More

  • Girl Friday to the Rescue with Holiday Shopping and Wrapping Services

    Nearly everyone would agree that during the busy holiday season it would be great to have an extra helping hand with the dozens of tasks that need to be completed. Between parties, cooking, out-of-town guests and house cleaning, sometimes it is challenging to find the time to do thoughtful shopping for family, friends and loved ones. Girl Friday has years of experience in helping its clients compl ... Read More

  • Bob the Psychic Creates a Positive and Engaging Psychic Experience for His Clients

    Having a session with Bob the Psychic is a fun, insightful and often surprising experience. As he channels his messages, his clients never really know what communications might be relayed. Whether someone is seeking information or insight into their job, love life or perhaps to reach out to someone who has passed on, Bob the Psychic has a natural ability and talent to bring positive and inspiratio ... Read More

  • Looking for Something Different and Exciting to Do This Holiday Season? All Aboard The Dolly Steamboat!

    Many people in the Valley know Dolly Steamboat – the majestic boat that offers cruises around Canyon Lake.Arizona's World Class Cruise, the Dolly Steamboat is a gorgeous sternwheeler that transports up to 140 passengers on Canyon Lake, taking them through colorful canyons as they enjoy scenic desert vistas and beautiful wildlife. This holiday season, why not do something different and take a cru ... Read More

  • “Disgraced” by Arizona Theatre Company Explores Themes Ripped from the Headlines

    Photos by Tim FullerArizona Theatre Company’s “Disgraced” was penned by playwright Ayad Akhtar, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and in 2015 was nominated for a Tony Award for “Best Play.” Presented in ATC’s home theater in Phoenix at The Herberger Theater Center, “Disgraced” is a unique story in identity politics as it relates to Muslims living in the United States post 9/11 ... Read More

  • NAK Productions Explains What to Say About Your Business and How to Say It Effectively

    One of the main services offered by NAK Productions is what is known as “The Business Selfie.” It is a brief signature-style video that showcases a business owner or business in a 30 second video that encourages viewers to learn more or become more engaged with a person or business. Because the video is 30 seconds in length, the message has to make an impact quickly. Owner of NAK Productions, ... Read More

  • Venezia’s Thrills Diners with New Low-Carb Pizza Bowl Offering

    By Lynette CarringtonTake everything you love about pizza, take away the dough and you have a delicious and satisfying low-carb pizza bowl. Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria has introduced a variety of tasty low-carb pizza bowls designed to fit your unique taste. The addition of low-carb pizza bowls gives Venezia’s diners yet another way to enjoy the restaurant’s Italian flavors!Founders Fra ... Read More

  • Raven’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party to Take Place at Copper Leaf Gastrolounge November 25

    Thanksgiving is that special holiday during the year where we give thanks and show appreciation for everything wonderful in our lives. Raven Events is no different and is taking the opportunity to show its own gratitude to its extended community of friends and family! Raven’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Copper Leaf Gastrolounge located at 42 ... Read More

  • Barleens Arizona Opry Features Outstanding Dinner Show with Music, Comedy, Improv and More

    By Lynette Carrington For musically gifted twins, Barbara and Brenda Barleen, running and performing in their family-owned and operated musical dinner show is a rewarding labor of love. With comedy, a bit of acting and improv and lots of live music by wonderfully talented musicians, there is never a dull moment on the Barleens Arizona Opry stage in Apache Junction. From classic country wes ... Read More

  • ‘Cooking With Eddie’ on November 30 Is a Tasty Way to Discover Culinary Tips and Holiday Recipes

    By Lynette Carrington Chef Eddie Matney is at the helm of the wildly delicious Eddie’s House in Old Town Scottsdale. The well-respected and talented chef has been an established part of the Valley’s culinary scene and also happens to be a fun and engaging cooking instructor, too! Chef Eddie’s next class will take place 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 and will cover tasty tips for holiday celebr ... Read More

  • For Realtor Debbie Jennings of Realty One Group, Business Is All About Relationships

    By Lynette CarringtonEvery Realtor has their own personal style for conducting business. For Realtor Debbie Jennings of Realty One Group, her business is based on relationships, rather than on individual transactions. The reason is simple – the real estate business is highly service-centric and positive relationships turn into referrals. Jennings does not treat a housing transaction only as “a ... Read More

  • Bevvy – The Upscale Gastropub Lounge is a Swanky and Fun Scottsdale Destination

    By Lynette Carrington The Old Town Scottsdale Entertainment District is the hottest destination. Bevvy is the place you won’t want to miss and is the place to meet friends, enjoy a few drinks, have a great meal and see and be seen! The gastropub occupies the space of the former Derby and has been re-imagined as part sports bar, part restaurant, part laid back lounge and 100 percent fun. Bevvy ... Read More

  • Kierland Life and Health-Health and Life Insurance Answers in a New Age of Insurance

    By Lynette Carrington Insurance agent Teresa Ferrin has experienced the past 19 years of the health and life insurance industry in the trenches. She has seen the trends and experienced where the industry is now in an Obamacare society. Much has changed in the world of health insurance and Teresa Ferrin has decades of experience to help her clients make good health insurance decisions and assist ... Read More

  • John A. Robinson, NMD of The Hormone Zone-Your Hormone Solutions for Life & The Leader in Hormone Replacement Therapy

    There can be many culprits to some unfortunate medical issues such as weight gain, fatigue, memory problems, mood swings, loss of libido and the inability to sleep. Although proper diet and exercise are always a help, sometimes skilled intervention by a doctor can pinpoint specific areas such as various hormonal imbalances that when addressed, are the true key to improved health and true life chan ... Read More

  • ‘Insure Your Future’ Delivers Income and Asset Protection Results

    By Lynette Carrington Getting disability insurance is not something that most people have at the top of their to-do list, but it very well should be. In the event that that you or your partner become incapacitated or permanently disabled, a properly written disability policy from agent René Apack of agency Insure Your Future can help save you or your family from financial disaster. November i ... Read More

  • Offbeat, Unusual and Rebellious Weddings Come to Life at Weddings for Rebels

    By Lynette Carrington Some gals and guys march to the beat of a different drummer. You know who you are – you love the offbeat, the strange, the unusual and the outlandish. Weddings for Rebels is the perfect way for those with a different outlook on their wedding to envision their special day in an entirely unique way. Owner Theresa Morales has been orchestrating unusual weddings for eight year ... Read More

  • Vidogi Salon & Boutique is a Dream Come True for Owner

    By Lynette Carrington Working in the beauty industry has been a dream of Denise Tanigawa since she was young. Her intuition and keen eye for all things related to beauty have come full circle at Vidogi Salon & Boutique in Old Town Scottsdale. Much more than a hair salon, the luxurious, upscale and spacious location provides a beautiful and professional space to receive a variety of beaut ... Read More

  • The Dolly Steamboat Has Some Tourist-Friendly Neighbors That Help Complete the Journey

    By Lynette Carrington Arizona's World Class Cruise, the Dolly Steamboat is a gorgeous sternwheeler that transports up to 140 passengers on Canyon Lake, taking them through colorful canyons as they enjoy scenic desert vistas and beautiful wildlife. On the way to Canyon Lake and in the vicinity, there are also some other attractions that can also be enjoyed during a day or weekend trip. T ... Read More

  • Childhelp

    At the core of Childhelp’s mission is the belief that every child has something unique to contribute to the world and that every one of them deserves the chance to reach their God-given potential.  As a national non-profit organization that exists to help the victims of child abuse and neglect, they do everything in their power to help each child heal.  Focusing on advocacy, pre ... Read More

  • Bear Creek Golf Complex

    Nestled in gorgeous Chandler, Arizona, the Bear Creek Golf Complex is the perfect center to take your entire family for a fantastic day of golf. Passionate about their love for the game, this Chandler golf facility consists of two exquisite golf courses and a fully equipped Practice and Learning Center for golfers of all ages and levels.  Providing Arizona residents with all they need ... Read More

  • Chandler Regional Medical Center

    As the premier community hospital, Chandler Regional Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is proud to provide medical services to the Chandler area and surrounding communities  that include, but aren’t limited to, cardiovascular, labor and delivery, wound healing, diagnostic imaging, diabetes management , emergency care, and more. Chandler Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging ... Read More

  • Chandler Art Walk

    On the third Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. downtown Chandler celebrates art an invites the general public to participate in a free community event. Over 50 local artists showcase their works that include painting, photography, pottery, glass art, jewelry, woodworking, metal work, mixed media, sculptures, accessories and more. All artists included in the show go through a jury ... Read More

  • Excitement is IN THE AIR on the Predator Zip Line

    You stand on the edge of the platform.  You look down and your heart pounds as you gauge how high you are above the ground.  From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley.   You look above to the blue sky... and JUMP!  Adreneline races through your body as you accelerate and the wind blows faster ... Read More

  • The authentic tastes of Italy come to life at Amalfi's Ristorante Italiano

    By Lynette Carrington There’s Italian food and then there’s genuine Italian food. Brothers Giuseppe and Sergio Miele own and operate Amalfi’s Ristorante Italiano. Part of what makes the beautiful and rustic-looking Amalfi’s dining experience so special is the fact that everything on the on the menu is straight from a family recipe. Whether you’ve been to Amalfi ... Read More

  • Living in Chandler

    Chandler is a premier area to live due to the numerous homes offered at affordable prices. The surrounding community is full of endless things to do in so little time! Living in Chandler allows you to take advantage of the numerous activities that are happening year round, thanks to the gorgeous Arizona weather. The city of Chandler offers a variety of sports, like flag football, indoor vol ... Read More

  • Brett Hunt Thinks Strategically and Is Now Taking the Movie Industry by Storm

    By Lynette Carrington Brett Hunt is an award-winning actor, producer, director, stand-up comedian and rapper who has created his own destiny through hard work and some ingenuity. He has put the movie industry on notice not only for his acting prowess but for his keen eye for quality projects that he develops and gets involved with through the production company that he founded, Raging Gophe ... Read More

  • Chandler Skate Park at Snedigar Sports Complex

    Chandler Skate park at Snedigar Sports Complex opened to the public in March 2000. The Chandler Skate Park has since earned a stellar reputation that now attracts some of the best skateboarders in the world to South Chandler. The spacious 35,000 square-foot facility has been designed for skaters of every ability. The facility is a free, non-supervised skate park for use by skateboarde ... Read More

  • Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence Counts Bashas' Grocery Stores as Satisfied Client

    By Lynette Carrington Bashas' has been Arizona's hometown grocer since 1932 when Eddie Basha, Sr. opened the company's first store. Since that time, Bashas' has grown to be one of the most dynamic and well-respected businesses in the valley and its focus on service and quality permeate the company at every level. In striving for the best in customer care, the company has eng ... Read More

  • Spotless Carpet Care-Prompt, Professional and Guaranteed Carpet Care When You Need It Most

    By Lynette Carrington Since 2002, Spotless Carpet Care owner Steve Cordell has been operating his business based on service, integrity and results. With so many choices in carpet care services available in the East Valley and Valleywide, his business is different and his customers have responded with overwhelming praise. Cordell is a veteran of the carpet cleaning industry. He saw room in t ... Read More

  • Bob The Psychic -Connecting You to Your Future

    By Lynette Carrington There are those in the general population that possess the unique gift of a higher sight. Bob The Psychic is one of those people. Just a few minutes with the warm, funny and talented psychic will make anyone a believer. Whether someone is receiving a reading through the use of Tarot or Angel cards, channeling, clients are ensured a one-of-a-kind experience and addition ... Read More

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