Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Robert Redford were all offered 4 million dollars to play the part of Superman. All of them turned it down and Christopher Reeve ended up taking the role for a mere $250,000.
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
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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
Comfort food....delicous homestyle food that satisfies more than just your belly. Perhaps it means different things to different people, but when it comes to comfort food, nothing beats thequality and consistancy of recipes developed over years of experience That's something that Miracle Mile Delicatessan in Scottsdale knows all about! No matter what type of comfort food you're looking for, you'll be satisfied. » Read More
Are you committed to eating a fresher and healther diet? There is nothing healthier than selecting from over 80 fresh, delicious ingredients like crisp vegetables and lean meats and having them flash grilled before your eyes. » 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
Phoenix Open contest lets amateurs have shot at $1 million
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/10/13 12:15:14 PM
Submitted by Chris Kaplan of Communication Links in Phoenix.
The 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open's new, fan-friendly "Going for the Green" closest-to-the-pin contest will offer participants a chance at $1 million, a new car and a way to help their favorite charities.
Report: College debt low in Arizona
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/10/13 11:00:09 AM
WASHINGTON - Students in four-year colleges in Arizona graduated with some of the lowest college debt in the nation in 2012, according to a new report.
The Project on Student Debt said last week that average student debt in Arizona was $20,299 in 2012, the 47th-lowest. The report also said that 54 percent of Arizona graduates were in debt, 38th in the nation.
Scottsdale wants to ease downtown congestion from taxis
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/10/13 09:00:09 AM
On a typical Friday night, a horde of taxicabs and golf carts flood Scottsdale's bustling downtown-entertainment district, waiting to pick up partyers leaving the bars and clubs.
While the arrangement undoubtedly cuts down on late-night drunken drivers, it does come at a price.
Salvation Army donations fall behind of last year
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 04:00:09 PM
Salvation Army officials in Phoenix are urging donors to consider the late start to the holiday season when deciding whether to donate to one of the organization's bell ringers.
The late Thanksgiving date on this year's calendar compressed the Salvation Army's donation timetable and has caused contributions to fall below annual levels.
Mirror, laser mazes to open at Butterfly Wonderland
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 02:30:11 PM
Odysea in the Desert, a planned 35-acre entertainment complex just outside Scottsdale on the Salt River Reservation, is steadily taking shape with the addition of two new attractions scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 13.
The first phase of the $175 million complex, Butterfly Wonderland, opened this past summer near the northeastern corner of Via de Ventura and Loop 101. It includes a 10,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed atrium housing thousands of butterflies from tropical regions around the world.
2 more join slate of candidates for Scottsdale City Council
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 01:45:08 PM
Jennifer Petersen, a former Scottsdale Unified School District governing board president, has formed a committee to run for Scottsdale City Council in 2014.
In addition, Kathy Littlefield, wife of Councilman Bob Littlefield, announced her intention to seek one of three seats opening on the City Council.
3 finalists for Cave Creek town manager to make pitches
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 01:00:09 PM
Cave Creek has whittled down a large pool of contenders for the town's highest staff position to a few finalists.
After a nationwide search and more than 80 applicants for a permanent town manager, the town has narrowed it to three:
Ex-accountant gets 35 years for theft
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 09:00:19 AM
A former Scottsdale accountant convicted of stealing about $1 million from his well-heeled clients was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday.
Danny Wise, 57, was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury in 2009 on 45 counts of theft and fraud for pocketing tax payments from his clients intended for the Internal Revenue Service. Wise was found guilty in October of 22 counts of theft and eight counts of fraud. On Friday, Judge David Gass handed down the 35-year sentence -- 12 years longer than requested by prosecutors.
Hazmat teams respond to chemical spill at Scottsdale hospital
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 09:00:18 AM
Hazmat teams have responded to a chemical spill that occurred at a Scottsdale hospital.
Brian Read, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Fire Department, said the spill came as a result of broken medical equipment at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.
Cleanup cost tops $500,000 for Fountain Hills fuel-truck spill
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 09:00:15 AM
The cost to clean up a Nov. 17 fuel-truck spill in Fountain Hills has topped $500,000 while the depth of contamination has yet to be determined, according to town officials.
The Town Council, at its Dec. 5 meeting, was given an update on the incident, in which a ruptured United Petroleum Transports tanker spilled 2,300 gallons of gasoline at the drive-through between a McDonald's and Senor Taco restaurant, near Shea and Saguaro boulevards.
Internet giants weigh in on suit vs. Arizona website
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/09/13 08:45:08 AM
CINCINNATI -- From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.
In court briefs recently filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, the Internet giants warn that if upheld, the northern Kentucky judge's ruling to let the former cheerleader's lawsuit proceed has the potential to "significantly chill online speech" and undermine a law passed by Congress in 1996 that provides broad immunity to websites.
Paradise Valley launches 'Code Red' emergency phone system
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/06/13 04:00:10 PM
Early Friday, some Paradise Valley residents received a recorded call from Police Chief John Bennett, asking them to register for "Code Red," a high-speed emergency notification service capable of reaching citizens in minutes.
The system enables the town to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging.
Scottsdale Mayor Lane touts city on China trip
Source: AZCentral.com / Received: 12/06/13 03:45:09 PM
Mayor Jim Lane recently returned from China and Taiwan, promoting Scottsdale and visiting a hospital, science park and other locales, he said this week.
Lane said he wants to keep exploring a golf exchange of sorts between Scottsdale and Haikou, Scottsdale's sister city, in the Hainan Province of China.