This week's LunchClub Featured Restaurant is El Hefe “Super Macho Taqueria” in Old Town Scottsdale. When you visit El Hefe, prepare your taste buds for a culinary treat! El Hefe is dishing up incredible, traditional Mexican street food in a super cool Mexican-Pop Culture atmosphere. You have GOT to check it out! » Read More
A diverse mix of musical performers and acts will highlight the eighth annual "Music on the Promenade" presented by Earnhardt Hyundai North Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Promenade beginning Friday evening, April 25. The 87-acre retail and office center is located at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wight Boulevard. To be held on consecutive Friday evenings through May 30, the six-week event - also sponsored by EXCEL Trust, the law firm of Buchalter Nemer, Phoenix Magazine, Scottsdale Airpark News, and Uncorked Wine Bar - has become a mainstay in northeast Scottsdale since it first began in 2007. » Read More
I'm a country girl at heart. I work hard and I play hard and nothing makes me happier than kicking back, enjoying delicious food, a cold drink and great music. That's why I was so excited to visit Dierks Bentley's Whisky Row in Downtown Scottsdale's Entertainment District! Read on for a review of my recent visit. » Read More
The cure for blood cancer looks exactly like you.Hadley Mercer is 8 months old and the happiest baby you'll ever meet. On December 6, 2013, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Due to chromosomal abnormalities and lack of response to traditional chemotherapy, Hadley needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life. The little fighter is strong, and with a bone marrow transplant, she can continue her fight! » Read More
Whether you're looking to jump over that fitness "hurdle" and find a personal trainer or add a few group fitness classes to your routine, Valley of the Sun YMCA is the perfect place for you and your entire family. » Read More
How do you choose a repair facility? If you're like most people, you want to build a relationship with a dependable repair facility that provides superior quality automotive maintenance and repair services in a friendly environment. You want hard working, highly trained professionals who will get your vehicle back to you in a timely fashion. You want a facility that can help you customize your ride to make it truely unique. You Want Rory's Airpark AutoTEK in Scottsdale! » Read More
For more than 15 years, Nick's Italian Restaurant has been a favorite of North Scottsdale residents. Whether you're in the mood for veal, fish, pasta, or pizza, Nick's has something for everyone. » Read More
In a sea of sandwich shops, Capriotti's Signature Sandwiches really stand out as exceptional. Capriotti's employs the same methods that made them famous for over 30 years with a full menu of sandwiches - each made-to-order with fresh roasted pulled turkey, same-day prepared meats, vegetables, and breads sourced by local providers to ensure the freshest product. » Read More
18° Neighborhood Grill is an exciting, family friendly sports bar & grill located inside the Ice Den which nicely fills a niche in the community for a family-friendly restaurant serving high-quality food at moderate prices. With over 20 large screen TV's, a view of the Ice Rink and a made from scratch menu featuring house ground burgers, pizzas, kids menu, and daily food specials, every member of the family will have a great experience. » Read More
CitiesPlanet.com today announced a major development and marketing deal with eMall.CA, owner of over 7,000 .CA domain names. The deal specifically includes 42 geo-related sites, and expands CitiesPlanet’s portfolio to now feature the Canadian .CA extension, and will include country domains in addition to City.CA domains.The partnership will bring CitiesPlanet managed brands to over 100 Online Properties » Read More
Offering a modern and fresh take on Phoenix fare in a fun and festive atmosphere, Modern Margarita is the go-to restaurant in CityNorth in Phoenix. With an upscale, Mexican menu in a relaxed bistro setting, it is the perfect place to go for a great meal or after-work drinks. » Read More
Scottsdale is a very young, wealthy and vibrant city. Separated into four major areas, the Central area, Northern, Downtown and South, there is always something going on in dining, drinking, culture and events. You might want to mark some of these destinations on your Scottsdale events calendar. » Read More
Fountain Hills schools could face $734,000 budget shortfall
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/12/14 09:45:09 AM
The Fountain Hills Unified School District is facing a potential budget gap of $734,000 for 2014-15, due mostly to a big drop in enrollment.
The district is predicting a decline of about 124 students for next year, which will mean a decrease of about $630,000 in per-pupil funding from the state, according to Lisa Martinez, the district's chief financial officer.
At Superfund site in Scottsdale, new well to continue water cleanup
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/12/14 09:15:08 AM
Since mid-December, workers have been drilling into Scottsdale's aquifer to build a new well designed to treat groundwater contamination in the area.
The new well will replace the North Indian Bend Wash Superfund Site's current well at the southeastern corner of Miller and Thomas roads. The old well is more than 50 years old and no longer meeting filtration standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, said Rusty Harris-Bishop, an EPA representative based in San Francisco.
Cottonwoods to offer Paradise Valley new plans for redeveloping resort
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/12/14 09:00:08 AM
The Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites will bring a revised redevelopment plan to the table this week after opposition from the town of Paradise Valley and nearby residents.
The move would scale back portions of the original proposal and comes about 18 months after the resort first submitted a request to the town for a special-use permit to redevelop the 27.5-acre property.
Azcentral launches new apps for iPhone, iPad, Android
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/11/14 06:00:08 PM
They're here! Today, azcentral launches new digital experiences for smartphones and tablets.
This is not just an upgrade of the current azcentral news apps for iPhone, iPad or Android. These are brand-new apps. Please download the new azcentral iPhone and iPad news apps from the Apple App Store. Or you can download the new Android app for smartphone and tablet from Google Play.
GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons to buy Scottsdale parcel
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/11/14 03:45:10 PM
Golf course-community developer Lyle Anderson has sold a prime piece of Scottsdale land to GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons.
The site, at Dynamite Road and 118th Street, no longer will be developed into the Sierra Reserve community Anderson had planned.
D-Backs contribute uniforms for Scottsdale Little Leagues
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/11/14 03:15:08 PM
Submitted by Jourdan Rodrigue of the Arizona Diamondbacks publications department.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, with the help of former pitcher Brandon Webb, helped kick off the Cal Ripken Little League's Opening Day and new look on March 8.
Fountain Hills council gives OK to start Saguaro Blvd. work
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/11/14 01:00:10 PM
Reconstruction of Fountain Hills' Saguaro Boulevard, the town's busiest street, is likely to be under way by year's end, and November's fuel-truck spill shouldn't cause any delays.
At its March 6 meeting, the Town Council approved a $426,659 engineering contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates for the design of the project. Last November, voters approved an $8.2 million bond proposal to pay for rebuilding the more than 3 miles of Saguaro.
Report: Scottsdale district spent more per pupil
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/11/14 10:15:08 AM
The Scottsdale Unified School District spent slightly more per student in 2012-13 than in the previous year, according to the Office of the Auditor General.
The district directed more dollars to the classroom and also more toward administration, where the auditor rated Scottsdale's spending as "high" compared with peer districts.
New azcentral mobile apps coming today
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/11/14 08:00:09 AM
The new azcentral iPhone, iPad and Android news apps are almost ready. You should be able to download our new apps in the Apple App Store or in Google Play by early afternoon.
We'll announce the launch here, on Twitter and Facebook.
Scottsdale plan addresses attendance issues, surplus classrooms
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/10/14 03:30:09 PM
The Scottsdale Unified School District unveiled a long-range plan last week to draw new students at the same time it deals with its surplus of empty space -- and more school closings could be part of that.
The elaborate proposal involves new programs at some schools and a lot of moving around, as well as some details on potential renovations if voters approve a bond next year.
Fountain Hills Town Council to hear Adero Canyon plans
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/10/14 03:30:08 PM
A proposed residential project dating 15 years will be considered next month by the Fountain Hills Town Council, bringing with it opposition mostly from Scottsdale residents.
At its April 17 meeting, the council tentatively is set to consider MCO Properties' requests for Adero Canyon, a 431-acre residential project it wants to build at the end of Eagle Ridge Drive. The project originally was the Eagle Ridge North subdivision.
Scottsdale woman assaulted in her apartment
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/10/14 01:15:08 PM
Scottsdale police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman inside a Scottsdale apartment last week.
The attacked occurred inside an apartment about 1:30 p.m. March 7 in the 1500 block of East Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.
Scottsdale's Museum of the West on track to open before 2015 Super Bowl
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/10/14 01:00:08 PM
More details have emerged about the Scottsdale Museum of the West, which is set to open in December in the city's downtown arts district.
The publicly funded museum, with an estimated construction cost of $11.4 million, is being built at the northwestern corner of Marshall Way and First Street.
Paradise Valley braces for loss of a revenue stream
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/10/14 09:45:08 AM
Changes in the way a specialty construction-sales tax is levied will affect Paradise Valley's future operating revenue, officials say.
A tax-reform bill approved by the Arizona Legislature last year that changes the way construction materials are taxed will eliminate an annual revenue stream of $500,000, officials say.
3 on council lead committee to remake Carefree town core
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 03/10/14 09:15:09 AM
Carefree leaders have formed an economic development committee to help advance an effort to create a vibrant, village-like atmosphere in its town center.
Council members Melissa Price, John Crane and Mike Farrar will serve on the committee that will include town-center landlords, business owners and citizens.