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Dr. Zamora of Scottsdale loves her work and dedicates her life to helping those in dealing with all kinds of pain issues. Embracing traditional Chinese acupuncture despite its unconventional nature, Dr. Zamora excelled academically in her studies, eventually becoming the class president. For nine years now, she has been providing painrelieving acupuncture.

Her commitment to providing the best care also led her to pursue a doctoral degree, ensuring she remained at the forefront of acupuncture techniques and research. In her thriving acupuncture clinic, she helps patients dealing with foot pain, back pain, elbow pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia and more.

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PARADISE VALLEY 411: The Latest Local News You Need to Know


The city of Phoenix Block Watch has approved a grant to refresh curb house address numbers for residents of Heritage Heights, Mountain Preserve, Mountain Estates, and Paradise Gardens. This initiative offers professionally painted curb address numbers at no cost to homeowners, enhancing visibility and safety in these communities.

Residents interested in having their curb house numbers painted this month can contact Heritage Heights Block Watch Leader Christine Lyons by texting or calling 480-951-6410 or emailing

The new curb numbers will be painted with commercial-grade reflective paint, providing several benefits. Bright and freshly painted house numbers improve visibility for emergency responders, aiding in quicker response times. They also assist delivery services in accurately locating homes and make it easier for guests to find addresses, enhancing the overall neighborhood appeal.

This grant-funded project underscores the importance of community safety and aesthetics. By ensuring that house numbers are clearly visible, the Phoenix Block Watch and participating neighborhoods are taking proactive steps to support local residents and services.


Residents are invited to join the Town of Paradise Valley Police Department for Coffee with a Cop, held on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s gathering will take place on June 5, offering an opportunity to discuss new topics related to public safety and connect with the community.

The event will be held at 6401 E. Lincoln Dr. and promises a unique chance for residents to engage in open conversations with local law enforcement. In addition to the usual discussions, the June meeting will feature a special presentation on fire prevention by the Phoenix Fire Department. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with local firefighters, learning valuable safety tips and information.

Coffee with a Cop aims to build better relationships between the police department and the community, fostering trust and mutual understanding. These monthly meetings provide a casual, approachable setting for residents to voice their concerns, ask questions, and get to know the officers who serve their community.


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Federal Pizza, a popular uptown Phoenix eatery known for its wood-fired pizzas and craft beers, is expanding to a new location at the PV redevelopment site at Paradise Valley Mall. Construction for the new spot is set to begin this summer, with the grand opening slated for early 2025.

Upward Projects, the Phoenix-based restaurant group behind Federal Pizza, as well as Postino Wine Cafe, Joyride Taco House, Windsor, and Churn, eagerly seized the chance to open a second Federal Pizza location. “Federal is by far our most requested restaurant. Fans from all over the Valley have been asking for years if we’d open one in their neighborhood, but, until now, we just couldn’t find the perfect fit,” says Lauren Bailey, co-founder and CEO of Upward Projects.

Federal Pizza will join a host of other local favorites in the new entertainment, business, and residential hub in north Phoenix. Last year, RED Development announced that Blanco Cocina + Cantina, Flower Child, Wren House Brewing Co., and Frost Gelato would also be part of PV. Moreover, Trevor’s, a combination liquor store, bar, and hangout, will open its fourth Valley location at PV later this year.

“We’ve been really impressed with the thoughtful way RED Development has rethought and reinvigorated this landmark property and are proud to bring our first-ever restaurant to the established, and evolving north Phoenix community,” Bailey adds.

The upcoming 4,243-square-foot Federal Pizza location will offer the same beloved menu of woodfired pizzas, pastas, salads, Churn ice cream, and a variety of craft beers and wines that customers enjoy at the uptown location. This new spot will join other major establishments in the mixed-use development, such as Whole Foods, TEN Sushi, and Life Time.

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City News Mental Health Summit at Franciscan Renewal Center




THE FRANCISCAN RENEWAL CENTER (FRC) IS HOLDING A SPECIAL EVENT, THE MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT: UNDERSTANDING TODAY’S CHALLENGES, FROM JULY 26 TO 28. This summit offers a unique opportunity to hear from experts in the field on critical topics such as addiction, anxiety, suicide, and multicultural mental health.

Set against the backdrop of 25 acres of desert beauty at 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., this event is designed for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of mental health. Mental health care professionals and students can earn six continuing education units (CEUs) by attending.

Director of Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry at FRC, Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW, will be joined by a panel of mental health experts. Sheade brings over two decades of experience in the Maricopa County public behavioral health system. He has held various roles, including overseeing residential programs for adults with serious mental illness, acting as clinical coordinator for Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, and serving as clinical director for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. He also co-founded the Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and currently teaches at Grand Canyon University.

The summit aims to demystify mental health, helping attendees understand what it is and what it isn’t. This

understanding is crucial as mental health awareness becomes increasingly important. Participants will benefit from the knowledge shared by licensed professionals and engage in meaningful discussions about current mental health challenges.

FRC has a long history of supporting mental health, offering support groups and therapy sessions to those in need since the 1970s. These services are provided by local licensed therapists who volunteer their time and expertise.

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City News Public Works Announces Switch to Appointment-Based Bulk Trash Collection

THE CITY OF PHOENIX IS CHANGING THE WAY BULK TRASH IS COLLECTED. At city council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Planning (TIP) Subcommittee meeting last month, the AppointmentBased Bulk Trash system was presented. The new program will offer residents the ability to schedule their own bulk trash collection, rather than waiting for quarterly bulk trash pickup during the dates assigned to their area. Appointment-based bulk trash collection begins on September 30.

Under the current bulk trash program, Public Works lays out a collection schedule for the entire year for 13 different regions across the city, giving each region four designated collection periods annually. The appointment-based system will be replacing quarterly collection beginning on September 30. All bulk trash collection on or after that date must be scheduled online.

Customers will have the freedom to schedule bulk trash pickup based on when they need it, rather than according to a citywide calendar. Residents will schedule a pickup date online. The portal will offer available collection dates based on the customer’s address. Upon selecting a date, customers will get an email confirmation and can then begin to place their large items at the edge of their property no more than seven days ahead of their pickup appointment. Customers will be allowed up to 10 cubic yards of trash per collection. The new program will do away with bulk trash collection in alleys.

Customers are still allowed up to four bulk trash collections each year. General guidelines on bulk trash placement and permitted/prohibited items will remain the same.

The scheduling model will also allow residents flexibility and convenience according to their own needs. For example, a customer could avoid placing bulk items out during the heat of summer months and schedule appointments only in the winter. Or someone who is slowly cleaning out their garage could schedule all four collections in the same month if they wanted to.

Because customers may begin putting items on the edge of their property no earlier than seven days before their selected collection day, trash will be left out for a significantly shorter amount of time.

The new model will not allow customers to schedule collection on dates surrounding Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day each year. This will help eliminate unsightly trash piles during times when visitors and trick-or-treaters are out and about. Because Public Works will be able to build collection routes according to scheduled appointments, items won’t be sitting outside as long, staff workloads will be more equitable, and equipment operators will spend less time outside during the hottest parts of the day.

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Buy One, Give One: Discover Mercantile Launches Summer Give Back and Vendor Programs

AS SUMMER APPROACHES, DISCOVER MERCANTILE, A UNIQUE SECONDHAND, THRIFT, AND GIFT STORE, IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ITS SUMMER GIVE BACK AND VENDOR PROGRAMS. Located at 3241 E. Shea Blvd., Ste 7, in Phoenix, Discover Mercantile, the brainchild of friends Heidi Koffman and Natasha Beal, blends style with sustainability. The store features a carefully curated mix of midrange to boutique clothing, including well-known brands like Anthropologie, Free People and Lululemon, alongside charming no-name finds. Shoppers can also explore thrifted treasures like vintage crockery, brand new pet items, quirky gifts and everything in between.

The store’s commitment to circular fashion sets it apart. Koffman and Beal believe that sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing style. “Aside from finding amazing items at an amazing price,

every item that you buy secondhand is one less item heading to the landfill,” Beal says. With weekly inventory updates, customers always have something new to discover.

This month, Discover Mercantile is proud to launch their unique “Buy One, Give One” program, which will run May 30 through June 30 (while supplies last). For each clothing item purchased, customers can select an additional clothing item to be donated to a partnered nonprofit. “We are grateful to have the opportunity together with our customers to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others in our community. These donated items will be distributed to organizations close to our hearts, including domestic violence shelters, recovery centers and foster organizations,” Koffman says. Those wishing to bring in additional items to donate can do so during regular business hours.

Beginning in August, you will have the chance to support other small businesses by shopping local vendors at Discover Mercantile. In an innovative concept, vendors and makers can rent a clothing rack booth or shelf space to resell pre-loved items, jewelry, gifts, and more. Located in a prime, hightraffic area, the Discover Mercantile offers flexible options to fit vendors’ needs, allowing them to display and sell their way. This opportunity provides a supportive environment where vendors benefit from the store’s marketing efforts, getting their unique creations in front of potential buyers at an affordable price. Spaces are limited, so interested vendors should secure their spots (which start in August), by emailing hello@discovermercantile. com or calling 602-492-4797.

With newly extended store hours, Discover Mercantile is now open

Thursdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook @ DiscoverMercantile for updates and to join in spreading kindness this summer.

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Join the Arizona Live Music Cooperative for a Rock Star Open Mic Experience

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MUSIC LOVERS AND PERFORMERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE ARIZONA LIVE MUSIC COOPERATIVE (AZLMC) FOR A UNIQUE OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT AUNT CHILADA’S, LOCATED AT 7330 N. DREAMY DRAW DR, PHOENIX. The event promises a dedicated space for music, free from the usual restaurant distractions, making each performer feel like a rock star.

The evening begins with a sign-up lottery at 4:30 p.m., with music starting at 5 p.m. sharp. Numbers will be

drawn at the registration table to determine the order of performances. Each session accommodates 22 players, with each performer getting a two-song rotation. Given the popularity of the event, all slots have been filled recently, so there is a chance some attendees will enjoy the show without playing.

AZLMC aims to provide a professional experience for every performer, complete with pro sound, lights, and video. This commitment to quality ensures that everyone on stage feels like a true rock star. While the house keyboard is unavailable this week, performers are encouraged to bring their own instruments. Additionally, the event is livestreamed on AZLMC’s Facebook page, allowing a global audience to enjoy the performances.

Attendees can order food and beverages in the event area, which is separate from the main restaurant. While there is no requirement to purchase anything, a $5 donation to AZLMC is appreciated but never required.

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating a supportive community for musicians, providing a platform where the focus is solely on the music. The

listening room environment is designed to eliminate distractions, such as clanking dishes or idle chatter, ensuring that each performance is appreciated in its entirety.


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W Scottsdale and Bushwood Sims Team Up to Launch Luxury Simulator Experience

W SCOTTSDALE HAS PARTNERED WITH BUSHWOOD SIMS, WHERE SIMULATOR TECHNOLOGY MEETS THE COMRADERY OF SPORT, TO OFFER THE ULTIMATE SIMULATOR EXPERIENCE. Available through Labor Day at W Scottsdale, the new entertainment offering will take place at the hotel’s iconic rooftop WET Deck Mondays through Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring state of the art golf and hunting simulator technologies, W Scottsdale x Bushwood Sims Simulator Experience aims to bring the ambience and refinement of a true country club to the digital world of simulation, all while surrounded by the vibrant and social WET Deck.

“We are excited to partner with Bushwood Sims to offer an interactive, off-course experience of this caliber to hotel guests and visitors alike,” says W Scottsdale’s General Manager Todd Iacono. “W Scottsdale is at the epicenter of leisure, entertainment, and recreation, making it the perfect destination to activate this partnership.”

Upon arriving at W Scottsdale, located at 7277 E. Camelback Rd., guests will be greeted in the hotel lobby by their personal Bushwood Sims caddy who will then escort them up the lifts through the

cacti garden to the hotel’s rooftop WET Deck that has been transformed into the quintessential country club for their simulator experience. From VIP entrance escorting to drink orders to simulation set up, the Bushwood Sims caddy is charged with ensuring an exciting and memorable guest experience. In addition to over 500 golf courses to choose from, guests can enjoy other activities during their 90-minute session, including 100 unique hunting scenarios and virtual reality gaming.

“Finding value in a five-star experience has become increasingly difficult in today’s marketplace,” says Nicholas Russo, owner of Bushwood Sims. “Bushwood Sims was founded to deliver on this while providing a true luxury experience to individuals and groups, which perfectly aligns with W Scottsdale’s personalized service and offerings.”

The W Scottsdale x Bushwood Sims Simulator Experience starts at $99 for a 90-minute session and includes the following: complimentary valet parking at W Scottsdale, complimentary golf clubs and balls, full access to W Scottsdale’s rooftop Cottontail Lounge during and after the session, along with the option to reserve cabanas on the WET Deck through the WET Deck’s VIP host.

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Long-time Bakery Urban Cookies Bakeshop Opens Second Location

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RECENTLY. Located at 8776 E. Shea Blvd, Suite #108, the bakery offers its popular menu items, including brown velvet and strawberry cupcakes, milk and dark chocolate chip, and snickerdoodle cookies.

“After surveying our customers, it was clear that a new location in the East Valley would be well received,” says coowner Shaun Breese. “Since we’re right off the 101 freeway, we are easy to access from Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler.”

As its name signifies, the bakery began in 2005 selling its signature cookies made with all natural, gourmet ingredients. But in 2011, the owners and husband-wife team, Brady and Shaun Breese, won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” putting its new line of cupcakes on the map. Today it is most known for its cupcakes, which it offers in 12 to 14 flavors, all made by hand and from scratch daily.

“The reception in Scottsdale has been amazing so far,” says co-owner Brady Breese. “Being surrounded by so many businesses and the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center has allowed us to get off to a great start.”

Urban Cookies’ two locations are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers its full line of pastries fully stocked every morning for walk-ins, as well as online ordering for same day or advance pre-orders and delivery through its website serviced by Door Dash. Cupcakes are $4.40, cookies are $3.25, brownies and bars are $3.60, and an assortment of to-go cakes are $50.

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The Playa II Bar and Grill

Located behind Uncle Sam’s off 32nd Street and Shea, The Playa II offers a tasty menu with daily food and drink specials, great cocktails fashioned by their experienced bartenders, and an excellent selection of wines and local and craft beers served in a fun, beach-themed atmosphere with a South-of-the-Border vibe. The Playa II has lots of large-screen, high-definition TVs that are perfect for watching your favorite sports while chilling back with a drink and some wings or fried tacos.

It’s always a party at The Playa II! With their new stage and exciting atmosphere, The Playa II draws some of the best local bands Phoenix has to offer. In addition to free live music, events include karaoke, drag queen bingo, trivia, poker, dart and pool leagues. Playa II also hosts a variety of charitable events to support

the local community including car shows, golf tournaments, casino nights, burger specials, and food drives.

Owners Sandi Zerlaut and Lindsey Welsh have been in the industry for decades and are committed to continuing the legacy of The Playa II as the best neighborhood bar and grill in town. Reach out to them for your group’s charitable events or private parties.

The Playa II’s business hours are 8 a.m. to midnight, Sundays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays. The Playa II is located at 3217 E. Shea Blvd. Check it out online or on Instagram or Facebook; there you’ll find their full menu and an up-to-date schedule of events. IG @ playa2barandgrill. For more information, visit

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Dining Tell Your Friends Opens in North Scottsdale

Sultry new underground cocktail and live music lounge enlivens city’s upscale nightlife scene.

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Scottsdale’s upscale nightlife scene is about to get a lot more glamorous with the opening of Tell Your Friends, an underground cocktail and live music lounge. This new venue promises a blend of sultry ambiance, curated craft cocktails, elevated small bites, and dynamic live music performances. Located beneath The Americano, Tell Your Friends transports guests to an era of Gatsby-era allure with rich maroon velvet drapes, mirrored walls, and fanciful lighting. The bar, adorned with floor-to-ceiling lights, seamlessly connects to the adjacent stage, creating a dazzling backdrop for nightly live performances. The lounge, open Thursday through Sunday, features a variety of talented vocalists and musical acts that blend classic sounds with a modern twist.

Renowned Arizona Chef Beau MacMillan oversees the menu, bringing his fine-dining expertise to a selection of upscale small bites. Highlights include TYF Korean fried chicken with kimchi honey and smoked bacon ranch ($25), fire-roasted oysters with Chinese sausage and sesame ($30), and vodkacured salmon & potato ‘pizza’ with dill crème fraiche and smoked salmon roe ($26). For a truly luxurious experience, guests can opt for caviar D’Aquitaine Ossetra with chilled vodka shots ($220).

The cocktail menu, crafted by award-winning bartender Keifer Gilbert, features approximately 20 unique drinks. Signature cocktails include Friends with Benefits, a whiskey concoction bottled and cured in beeswax ($25); One Time Thing, a blend of cognac, banana, and sherry ($26); and Flapper Fizz, a vodka and champagne mix ($24). Classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned and Negroni are also available, all priced at $20.

“At Tell Your Friends, we’re blending simple, snackable dishes with luxurious, memorable touches,” says Chef MacMillan. “Keifer and I collaborated closely to pair phenomenal cocktails with delightful bites that will inspire and excite our guests. Imagine enjoying a great martini with an amazing onion dip on homemade chips or indulging in fried chicken topped with caviar – there’s nothing better. Also, our talented staff embodies genuine hospitality, ensuring every guest feels welcomed and leaves feeling even better than when they arrived.”

Tell Your Friends is the debut of a collaboration between Creation Hospitality, owners of The Americano and Mora Italian, and Clive Collective, owners of Cala. Accessed through a discreet side door, the 52-seat venue offers an intimate and luxurious setting. Located at 17797 N. Scottsdale Rd., reservations are recommended due to limited space.

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PVCC Announces 2024 All-Arizona Academic Team Recipients

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) announced its two 2024 All-Arizona Academic Team honorees, Christine Collado-Frost and Halle Goral. Both students will receive a two-year scholarship to one of PVCC’s transfer institutions: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona.

“We are extremely proud of Christine and Halle for their hard work, focus, and contributions to the PVCC community,” says PVCC Honors Director Jenny Hall. She highlighted that participants are required to create a community-based project with significant impact. “We are grateful to have them represent our college so exceptionally and show future students what is possible at PVCC.”

Christine Collado-Frost initially approached the process with uncertainty but found inspiration in her passion for reptiles. She chose to combat the stigma surrounding snakes through educational presentations, bringing her snakes to campus to shift perceptions. Collado-Frost conducted surveys to measure changes in attitudes before and after her presentations.

“I was sitting with my [snake] and thinking about how no one could be afraid of a beautiful little face like his and then it hit me; he is my endeavor. I truly love these animals,” she says. Despite her initial fear of being bitten, working in a reptile shop helped her overcome this fear, which was replaced by love.

Since receiving the scholarship, Collado-Frost has experienced a transformation in her self-confidence and mental health. “I’ve dealt with mental health issues my entire life and I genuinely believe in myself now. I’ve improved in my writing and in how I teach others about snakes,” she says.

Halle Goral was driven to apply for the scholarship to continue her education at a four-year university and to make a positive impact in her community. Her project focused on addressing the volunteer recruitment challenges faced by nonprofit organizations. Utilizing her design skills, Goral created a website to inspire college students to volunteer, listing opportunities and links to their sites. She also organized a community volunteer fair on the PVCC campus with the help of Student Life.

“This scholarship has had such a positive effect on my life because now I know that I have the ability to

achieve big things if I put my mind to it and give it my all,” she says.

The All-Arizona scholarship award criteria include a strong academic background and the application of learned skills to benefit the community. Students compete locally and are ranked in teams—first, second, and third. First team winners advance to the national level, where additional scholarship monies are awarded. Students must create an endeavor project with significant community impact as part of the competition.

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407-Foot Mural to Advance Hope and Healing for Patient Families

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Phoenix Children’s recently unveiled a 407-foot commissioned mural that has transformed a heavily trafficked corridor into a captivating and exciting journey for children and their families. Nearly two years in the making, the art installation, called “Wonder And Wander” brings vibrant colors and imaginative designs to a major hospital hallway through which 70,000 children are transported each year.

The installation is a collaboration between Phoenix Children’s and RxART, a nonprofit organization that aims to help children heal through the power of visual art. Inspired by RxART’s mission, Phoenix Children’s Board Chair and RxART Board Member David Lenhardt worked closely with the organization to create an art installation at Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Thomas Campus. “Wonder And Wander” is the largest project ever completed by RxART.

“Our goal was not only to brighten a major corridor at Phoenix Children’s but also to reduce anxiety and create a calming environment for the thousands of children who are wheeled down this hall for surgery, imaging and other critical healthcare procedures,” says Lenhardt. “You can’t help but smile when you see this piece. I know it will make all the difference for kids battling illness or trauma who may need an extra dose of joy.”

His enthusiasm for the project was shared by the health system’s Children’s Advisory Board (CAB), a council of patients and siblings ages 12 to 18 whose perspectives directly impact the patient family experience. The CAB members had previously identified the hallway as an area of the hospital that needed to be more patient friendly

and uplifting. They knew the artwork would breathe new life into the space and bring hope to kids.

Lenhardt worked alongside RxART founder, Diane Brown, to identify the right artist for Phoenix Children’s installation. They enlisted contemporary artist Shara Hughes, whose art has been displayed in museum exhibitions worldwide, to create the otherworldly landscape piece.

Hughes used colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, marker, and crayon on paper – materials familiar to children – to create “Wonder And Wander.” The design was then enlarged and transferred to Acrovyn, a hospital-safe, custom wall-covering application.

“Sometimes, the installation feels immersive, like you are in the landscape, being hugged by the trees on either side and sometimes it is viewed as if you are a passenger looking outside of a window on one side,” says Hughes. “The drawing shifts in materials and perspective of what you can and can’t see ahead and behind you. While the unknown is present in the drawings, I wanted it to feel like a safe, positive, and hopeful space where kids could reflect, to find a moment of respite, and see a landscape change, move, and grow. I wanted it to feel exciting and hopeful to move through.”

“Seeing our vision come to fruition in such an impactful way, for such an important purpose, has been such a rewarding experience,” says Lenhardt. “I am so grateful for RxART and especially for Shara, who put her heart and soul into creating the perfect piece for Phoenix Children’s and the families we serve.”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Names 2024 Bigs of the Year

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) has named its 2024 Bigs of the Year. Out of the more than 1,000 volunteers who serve as mentors to youth in Maricopa County, BBBSAZ has selected Geoffrey Nail and Ivy Davis as outstanding examples of volunteerism and the power of mentoring.

Research has shown that children who have mentors are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities, volunteer in their community, and graduate from high school; and less likely to engage in risky behavior like underage drug and alcohol use.


Not only has he been a fantastic Big Brother to his Little, but Geoffrey Nail has been involved and given back to the agency in many different ways over the years, including by serving as a Big Brothers Big Sisters

board member and previous president of the Young Professionals Council.

Nail’s Little Brother Raazi was in the fourth grade when they were matched. Raazi’s mother believed he would benefit from having a younger positive male role model in his life, as his grandfather was the only male influence for him at that time. Nail has been a consistent, committed role model to Raazi since that time. Through the years he has been with Raazi for every major milestone. Raazi graduated from high school in December and is currently working. He was accepted to

NAU in the fall with a partial scholarship but is also looking at other options such as trade schools before making his final decision. With the continued support and friendship with Nail, Razzi is ready to embark on the next chapter of his life. He witnessed how bright his future could be with Nail as his role model.



Davis and Rhianna were matched during the pandemic in 2021, when Rhianna was just 14. Often, Bigs enter the lives of Littles at a time when they need it most, and this is true for this match. While they built a relationship over shared meals and trampoline park outings, Rhianna was struggling with anxiety and depression. While she was able to receive treatment she was still challenged with significant instability in her life. Davis maintained regular visits and outings with Rhianna during this turbulent time, serving as a consistent, reliable support she could count on. Because of the special bond Ivy and Rhianna formed early on, they have

been able to effectively navigate these challenges together.

Now 17, Rhianna has shared that she can tell that Davis cares for her and she is grateful. She says Davis is the role model for who she aspires to be. Davis has been, and continues to be, a light for Rhianna during her journey, walking with her as she finds her way. Through consistency and genuine care, Ivy is able to support Rhianna in reaching her full potential.

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Harness the Sun


Who needs a fancy kitchen when the sun can do the cooking for you? This easy and fun activity lets you harness the power of the sun to create a tasty treat. It's a fantastic way to learn about science while having a blast in your backyard.


• A cardboard box (like a pizza box)

• Aluminum foil

• Matte black construction paper

• Clingfilm (plastic wrap)

• Marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers (or other food, but avoid raw meat)


1. Prep the Box: Line the inside of the box lid with aluminum foil, shiny side up. This will reflect the sunlight. Cover the bottom of the box with matte black paper, which will absorb the heat.

2. Set Up Your Food: Place graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows (or chosen food) inside the box. You may want to experiment with and without a plate.

3. Catch the Sun: Position the box so it faces the sun. Adjust the lid so it reflects the sunlight directly onto the food.

4. Cover and Cook: You may want to cover the inside base of the box with clingfilm to keep your food clean. Wait for about 20 minutes, and voilà, your s'mores will be ready.


As your solar oven cooks your food, it’s also teaching you some cool science principles:

• Heat Absorption: The matte black paper absorbs the heat, helping to cook your food.

• Reflection: The aluminum foil reflects sunlight onto the food, increasing the temperature.

• Conduction: The heat is transferred from the foil to the food, just like in a real oven.


Want to take your solar cooking to the next level? Try these fun experiments:

• Crayon Meltdown: Place a crayon on a shiny

metal plate and another on a plastic plate. Which one melts faster? Why do you think that is?

• Plate Colors: Does food heat up faster on a black plate or a white plate? Why?

• Design Upgrades: Think about how you could improve your solar oven. Maybe a hinge for the lid or extra insulation?

In the intense sunshine of the Valley summer, your solar oven will work wonders. So, gather your materials and let the sun turn your backyard into a fun and educational cooking adventure. Enjoy your delicious solar-cooked creations!

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You’ve driven by it, and it’s one of your landmarks for direction. It’s Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC). And what you may not know is plenty.

To begin, for more than 30 years, PVCC has offered quality educational programs. The beautiful campus is nestled in neighborhoods in Paradise Valley/North Phoenix and close to Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree. While it’s a great place to get basic quality instruction, it’s so much more. The institution has become a notable place for learners, the community, and employers.

PVCC offers expected core classes and programs in fields including technology, behavioral sciences, education, business, health science, and visual and performing arts. What sets the college apart from other colleges is its unique courses and programs.


Are you a thespian or theatre buff with training in stage combat? If not, here’s your opportunity just down the road. PVCC is the first college in the nation offering a Stage Combat CCL and the only school in Arizona. Students and working professionals receive training and come back often to keep certifications current.

Under the direction of Andrea Robertson, students learn compulsory techniques for safety, theatrical commitment, and believability with a dramatic context when acting out stage violence while remaining safe and creating an accurate depiction for the audience.

“I feel lucky to be able to share my love for this art with my students,” Robertson says. “So many plays and movies depict violence, from sword fights to guns firing to slaps and falls. I believe in safety and repeatability for the actors; they should safely be able to repeat a fight or a move without injuring themselves or others. But just as important is to make sure we are making it look real, so it helps tell the story of characters to the audience.”


To support the person with a clinical mind and goal for a career in this field, PVCC offers options in the Clinical Research Program with two specialized certificates of completion: Clinical Data Coordination and Clinical Research Coordination. In the data program, a person gains the necessary skills for collection, cleaning, and management of data in clinical trials. The research program helps a person to actively support, facilitate, and coordinate daily activities within clinical trials, which includes managing recruitment processes, monitoring and communicating with participants, collaborating with investigators, and preparing essential documentation.


The training offered in the business program is ready-made for the demands of workforce development and designed to meet the ever-evolving job market. PVCC has strategic partnerships with local businesses to create a dynamic learning environment extending beyond the campus. This path of study is designed for students who have an interest in business management and administration, finance, hospitality and tourism, culinary arts, and marketing. This pathway leads to careers in accounting, marketing, small business, and more. Students dive deep into this program and then dive right into their careers.


The EMT and paramedicine program is recognized nationally, and the accredited programs give students an upper advantage in entering their careers in emergency medical services. As a bonus, students’ practical experience involves a functioning training ambulance.

“The ambulance serves as a powerful symbol of the exciting opportunities in this line of work,” says Kevin Taussig, program director. “It allows our students to hone their skills in the educational setting while also providing real-life, hands-on experience.” PVCC is just one of a few select programs in the state that has an emergency vehicle.


Now the institution offers a four-year degree. Future teachers can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Special Education at a fraction of the cost of a university. This program prepares preservice teachers to educate diverse learners. Upon completion of the BAEE/SPED, students are eligible to seek the Standard Arizona Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (K-8), Standard Arizona Teaching Certificate in Special Education (K-12), and the Structured English Immersion Endorsement. Also new is the Puma Sprint Schedule – an accelerated program for students who want to fasttrack their college courses. Courses are designed to meet the AGEC (Arizona General Education Curriculum core courses) to transfer to the university and are taught in a hybrid eight-week format with math and sciences spanning 16 weeks. Classes are set up in a hybrid format – in-person instruction and activities paired with online coursework – and supplemental instructional material delivered over eight weeks. All this makes for more than a landmark to drive past. It makes for a great reason to stop, learn about what you can learn about, and then learn why this institution is all about educating the whole person so you’re ready for opportunities coming your way. For more information, visit This content is sponsored by Paradise Valley Community College.


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A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… an early morning walk along the canal, lots of Zoom meetings from my outdoor office (aka my yard), working on new pieces for fck jewelry, making sure my teenager finishes his homework, and having friends over!

MY FAMILY IS… small, hilarious, and the best.

ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… music. I listen to music all day long.

MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… “When Harry Met Sally” – it has the most iconic shots of New York City and some of the best dialogue about how men and women relate to each other.

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a lawyer. I still think I could be a decent one, but I have no interest in going back to school.


THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… my son. I want to be a great example to him of someone who works hard, tries to show everyone kindness, and is always open to learning new things.

THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… my very small, very silly cat who thinks he is a dog.

THE PERFECT DAY IS… no agenda, no to-do’s, just spending time with my

friends and family and eating really good food.

MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… the M3F Festival that donates 100% of the proceeds from their annual music festival to local charities around the Valley!

MY LIFE IS… never boring and usually pretty fun.

THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… the gift of aging. While I don’t

always appreciate the physical impact of aging (no thanks, crow’s feet!), I am grateful to be alive every day.


THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… no one thinks about you as much as you think they do. So just be your authentic self.

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Nominations Open for 2024 Greater Phoenix Chamber ATHENA Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber is now accepting nominations for the 2024 ATHENA Awards, an esteemed program recognizing the exceptional accomplishments of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region. This prestigious award honors women who exhibit excellence in professional leadership, community service, and mentorship of future leaders. Nominations for the 2024 ATHENA Awards are open until Friday, June 21.

Each year, the ATHENA Awards spotlight three remarkable women who have demonstrated inspiring leadership within their industries, mentored others throughout their careers, and made significant contributions to their

communities. Over the past 37 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards program has honored 68 accomplished and compassionate Valley businesswomen.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber has been a leader in recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of women and their impact on the Greater Phoenix community,” saYS Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber. “We take pride in acknowledging the remarkable achievements and impact of local women and are proud to present the ATHENA Awards to shed light on these inspiring leaders and look forward to learning more about this year’s nominees.”

The recipients of the 2024 ATHENA

Awards will be announced at the Chamber’s 37th Annual ATHENA Awards ceremony on October 24 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge.

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Community Arizona Sports Musician Connects with People Living with Dementia

Bobby Freeman remembers reading about the ebony baby grand at Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Care and Education Campus in Phoenix. The stunning piano had been generously donated by a man who was grateful for the compassionate care his wife received.

The longtime organist for the Arizona Diamondbacks recalls thinking: “I hope they let me play it someday.” More than a year later, Freeman was pinching himself as he sat down to give a special performance to assisted living residents and adult day club members at the campus.

The enthusiastic audience tapped their feet and clapped their hands as the gifted self-taught musician played dozens of tunes, from Elvis and Beatles to Queen and Elton John, plus classics like “Für Elise,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Phantom of the Opera.” When Freeman played “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” they cheered wildly as one lifelong baseball fan shouted: “Charge!”

“Music is something we never forget,” Freeman says. “I’m communicating with them through music. There’s a language there and memories come flooding back. My goal is to touch their heart.”

Freeman has been with the D-backs since the team’s first season in 1998. “I knew since I was 2 years old that I wanted to be an organist.”

At 13, he became a professional musician back in his native Cleveland. “I love to share the gift of music,” he says.

“Not only is Bobby an amazing piano player, but he’s also very engaging and interactive,” says Angela Hofler, life enrichment coordinator at the campus. “Everyone really loved that they could shout out a song and he could play it!” After the show, Freeman received many compliments from the audience. “They thought he was wonderful!”

Music therapy is a vital component of Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program because musical memories, especially songs with emotional associations, are deeply rooted in long-term memory. “It can bring joy and connection to someone at any stage in their dementia journey,” says Amanda Marcum, the campus’ boardcertified music therapist. “It was so rewarding to see our residents and club members reliving those happy emotions watching Bobby play.”

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Bobby Freeman played an assortment of tunes at the Dementia Care and Education Campus.

Freeman had wanted to play the baby grand in the assisted living space since reading about the piano’s donation.



Paradise Valley DAR Announces Good Citizen Award

Photo courtesy of the Paradise Valley Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

The Paradise Valley Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, recently awarded the chapter’s first Good Citizen Award to Wendy Bell, a Phoenix resident and senior at the Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory School.

Bell read her essay, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” to meeting attendees. The chapter’s chair of the DAR Good Citizen award, Anne Enos, presented Bell with a certificate, pin, wallet card, rose, and a red, white, and blue graduation cord.

In addition, she received a check for $250 for her future education. She is covaledictorian of her class and will begin pre-medical studies at Gordon College in Massachusetts. Her career goal is to earn a MD/PhD and become a pediatrician.

Her parents, Timothy and Jennifer Bell also attended the ceremony, along with Brant Nyhart who is the head of the school.

“Wendy is a natural-born leader, and her school peers look to her steady guidance inside and outside the classroom,” says Nyhart, who taught Bell’s honors

government and history classes. “She always strives for excellence in both her classwork and in extracurricular activities.”

As an “A” student, Bell is currently president of the school’s National Honor Society. She also works as a teacher’s assistant in a childcare program and has spearheaded volunteer projects in the community.

Each year since 1934, the DAR Good Citizen program recognizes highschool seniors across the nation. The participating high school selects a senior based on having outstanding qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Each awardee has the option of submitting a personal portfolio, references, and an essay to compete in a state scholarship contest.

The DAR is an organization devoted to preserving American history and offers programs to promote patriotism and completes community service projects. DAR members can trace their lineage to ancestors who served in the American Revolution. The Paradise Valley Chapter meets in Phoenix and currently has 110 members who focus on community service projects with an emphasis on veterans.

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We see these plans in our office. Clients sometimes come in with worries that what was done isn’t quite what they requested. Most often, they are right. Once we review the plan, it isn’t what they want to have happen with their estate. In one particularly egregious case, there were no beneficiaries listed.

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As estate planning attorneys, we are most interested in making sure that you have an estate plan to protect you if you are incapacitated and to make your estate as easy as possible to administer on your passing (and without court proceedings).

There is a reason that attorneys are referred to as “attorney and counselor at law.” While an experienced estate planning attorney like me has the technical expertise to draft documents correctly and that is important, it is equally important that we get to know your situation. An experienced estate attorney can guide you with delicate decisions, including how to provide for a child or elderly parent who has special needs without interrupting valuable government benefits; how to provide for your children fairly (which may not be equally); who should be the guardian of your minor children; and how you can protect your children’s or grandchildren’s inheritance from creditors and irresponsible spending. That discount plan, thrown together without more discussion, won’t do the same job.

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Healthy Summer Travel Tips

It’s summertime! Many of us are preparing for some fun summer getaways. It is important to remain healthy while traveling. Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family healthy while you enjoy those well-deserved vacations.

IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT: I always travel with the immune system essentials. I bring vitamin C and vitamin D for general support. This is great to take the days leading up to travel or daily to enhance the immune response. I also like to bring elderberry for the entire family. Elderberry is an herb that is great for supporting and boosting the immune system. You can take it daily for immune maintenance.

HYDRATION: When we travel, our water intake typically decreases. We do not want the burden of having to stop so frequently to use the bathroom. When we get dehydrated, we can have more inflammation in the body. It is important to drink at least half your weight in ounces each day. I will often suggest adding electrolytes while traveling too. Make a conscious effort to stay hydrated while traveling.

EATING OUT: Food is one of the most exciting parts of a vacation and I love exploring new places to eat and trying new foods. Often, we go off our regular eating habits while on vacation. It can be helpful to find a place to stay that has a kitchen, this way you can plan to make a few meals. I always recommend healthy road trip snacks for those long trips. Trail mix, fruit, healthy bars are always a great idea and if you have snacks packed you are less likely to stop at a convenience store and grab those less healthy options.

STAY ACTIVE: If you have a long flight, make sure to get up at least once per hour and walk a bit for better circulation. Find fun family activities that include hiking and exploring. Take a nice long walk after a big meal. If on a long road trip, take breaks at a park or an area where everyone in the car can enjoy some movement.

DIGESTION: I have many patients who struggle with constipation and traveling does not help. Our diets are usually different while traveling and water intake is much lower. These two things alone can contribute to constipation. A naturopathic physician

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Why Your Back Still Hurts (And How to Finally Get Relief!)

Does this sound like you?

You’ve seen everyone for low back pain and are still left without solutions. You’ve tried therapeutic massages, but the pain came back (or worse, was aggravated). Chiropractic care only offered temporary relief, your physical therapist put you on the same exercises as everyone else, the pain management doctor did a nerve ablation and told you to stop being active, and the orthopedic surgeon told you that you weren’t a surgical candidate and would need to wait until it got worse.

As someone who specializes in treating back pain, I hear these stories all the time. I know how frustrating it is to feel like you’re stuck at square one. But the silver lining is, you’ve actually eliminated the majority

of causes for your low back pain. If you’ve seen everyone and are still experiencing back pain, your story is likely one of these commonly missed pain patterns:


“My pain is worse when I sit, stand, or lie down for a long period of time. I’m constantly having to shift my weight to ease the discomfort, and even have trouble sleeping because of it. If I go from sitting to standing, it fires up. The pain starts in my lower back and travels down the back of my thigh and side of my leg. Everyone thought it was sciatica, but none of the treatments worked.”


“My pain gets better with rest, becomes aggravated with movement, and sometimes travels towards my butt. If I get a massage, it feels better for a bit — then gets worse a few hours later. Pressure usually makes the pain worse.”


“I’m scared to throw my back out again. When I’m in pain, I can’t do anything; It happens when I don’t expect it — like when I’m picking up my kid’s toy.”


If one of these experiences sound similar to yours, your pain is likely a ligament, nerve, or muscle problem — and not the ones you’ve been told about!

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Arizona Skin Survival: Skoah’s Plant Power to the Rescue

Understanding the importance of sticking to a regular workout routine (increases energy, improves mood, boosts immunity) is crucial—but do you know the importance of having a consistent skincare routine?

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Cleanser: Removes makeup, dirt, and oil to help balance hydration levels and oil production.

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Exfoliant: Removes the outer layers of dead skin; improves texture and product absorption (3 times per week maximum).

Moisturizer: A key component for all skin types to lock in moisture and protect from environmental factors. SPF: Protects skin from UVA rays (causes premature aging) and UVB rays (causes skin to burn); reduces the chance of skin cancer and sun spots.


Serum: Contains small molecules of concentrated active ingredients, designed to work in deep layers of the skin.

Concentrate: Single active ingredient helps target specific skin conditions.

Mask: Weekly treatment for conditions like acne, hyperpigmentation, and dehydration.

Similar to a personal trainer at the gym, Skoah’s skincare trainers are here to listen, educate, and provide a monthly skincare workout and skincare routine. Their skincare workouts provide an expert skin analysis, professional-grade exfoliation, safe extractions, and customized treatment masks to help meet specific goals. They also offer various facial enhancements like dermaplaning, LED light therapy, and glycolic peels to elevate the monthly workout.

Currently, Skoah is offering monthly memberships at a discounted rate of $65 per month for their Core Power Facial ($115 value), along with 50% off all facial services. Members receive discounts on facials and products, special gifts, three free upgrades per year, and exclusive member appreciation events. Every year on their anniversary, members also receive a free facial certificate to gift to a friend, so both can get their glow on at Skoah!

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When: June 9

Where: Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix

What: Vampire Weekend’s 2024 tour is stopping in the Valley! Get ready for an unforgettable night as the band performs their greatest hits and new tracks. Experience their unique blend of indie rock and infectious energy.



When: June 9

Where: Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix

What: Catch Alanis Morissette on her highly anticipated “The Triple Moon Tour,” with special guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Morgan Wade. Experience a night of iconic hits and powerful performances from this legendary artist. Info:


When: June 11

Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix

What: Join the community to commemorate Juneteenth at the garden. Stroll through the trails to enjoy a day filled with activities that celebrate Black culture and traditions. Desert Botanical Garden honors Juneteenth’s legacy of change by celebrating Black culture and excellence through storytelling, history, art, performance, community discussion, and entrepreneurship. Info:


When: June 11 – June 16


When: June 19

Where: ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe

What: This high-flying musical has been thrilling audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new adaptation by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse, directed by Emmy Award-winner Lonny Price and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The adventure begins when Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the bedroom of the Darling children late one night.



When: June 13

Where: The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix

What: Join Echo & The Bunnymen at The Van Buren for an evening of legendary post-punk music. Enjoy their timeless hits and captivating stage presence. Don’t miss this iconic band’s performance. Info:


When: June 15

Where: Craft Nights Studio, 3241 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix

What: Learn the lingo and sceince behind resin pouring and learn how to pour and swipe resin onto a wood board to make a unique design with colors of your choice. Don’t let the fun stop with your charcuterie board, select from their matching cheese knives or wine glasses for a complete set.


Where: Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

What: Megan Thee Stallion is bringing her “Hot Girl” Summer Tour to Phoenix, featuring special guest GloRilla. Get ready for an electrifying performance filled with her chart-topping hits and high-energy stage presence. Don’t miss this unforgettable night of music and entertainment.



When: June 21 – Aug. 4

Where: Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria

What: Journey into a kingdom under the sea and meet Ariel, a young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home to experience life in the human world. After falling in love with the land-dwelling Prince Eric, she bargains with evil sea witch Ursula to trade her tail for legs, losing her voice in the process. With the help of colorful friends, Flounder, Scuttle, and Sebastian, Ariel voyages on land legs in a quest for true love and human discovery.



When: June 22

Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

What: This indoor car showcase is set to feature an eclectic mix of vehicles, welcoming all makes and models to participate. Attendees can look forward to exploring vendor displays, awards ceremonies, and enjoying music. Info:



When: June 22

Where: Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix

What: Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and their friends from Sesame Street are coming to your neighborhood to say hello! In “Sesame Street Live! Say Hello,” you can sing and dance with your favorite furry friends with fun surprises along the way. Put on your dancing shoes and make your way to where the air is sweet for this all-new celebration on Sesame Street! Info:


When: June 25

Where: Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

What: Melanie Martinez is bringing “The Trilogy Tour” to the Valley, featuring special guests Beach Bunny and Sofia Isella. The tour will showcase songs from her three acclaimed records, promising an immersive and unforgettable experience. Info:


When: June 26

Where: Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

What: Four-time Grammy Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers,

The Doobie Brothers, have announced the 2024 tour which will touch down at Footprint Center with very special guests

The Robert Cray Band! Info:


When: June 27

Where: Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

What: Tim McGraw is bringing the “Standing Room Only Tour ’24” to Footprint Center with special guest Carly Pearce and Timothy Wayne! Info:


When: June 28

Where: Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix

What: Experience the ultimate Pink Floyd tribute with Brit Floyd. Enjoy an evening of stunning visuals and impeccable renditions of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits. Info:


When: June 29

Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

What: The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is a free public event that features children’s authors, illustrators, music, live

performances, rides, STEAM activities, local business vendors, and a host of interactive activities for kids.




When: July 2

Where: Desert Diamond Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale What: Multi-platinum, award-winning band blink-182 is bringing their “One More Time Tour” to Glendale with special guests Pierce The Veil & Hot Milk. According to The New York Times, “No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than ‘blink-182’.”


CROSSWORD ANSWER from page 34.

SUDOKU ANSWER from page 35.


Entertainment Movie Reviews and Upcoming Release Dates


“I Saw the TV Glow”

to make them truly scary. Ultimately, “Tarot” lacks soul and passion, feeling like it was made simply to be released.


Reality blurs for two teenagers who become obsessed with a canceled TV show.

Sometimes, there’s a horror film that you watch and immediately know it will be influential for its generation. Made by and for the creepypasta generation, “I Saw the TV Glow” is a quaint, slow-burn horror that captures the eerie feeling of the everyday not feeling right and how it eventually boils over. With deep colors and slightly detached performances, the film conveys the unsettling idea of not being yourself but being unable to face it. It’s terrifying yet also sad, like watching someone spiral out of control. With a terrific soundtrack, it’s everything one wants from horror while also showing a bright future for the genre.


A group of friends are hunted by the spirits of a cursed Tarot card.

Some movies are made just to fill a release date, and “Tarot” is one of them. There’s a potentially entertaining film hidden within, resembling a supernatural slasher, but it’s bogged down by a boring plot and annoying characters, making it impossible to be thrilled. While the creature designs are impressive, they are wasted without any effort

A tennis player and his wife/coach clash personally and professionally with her ex.

There’s a sensuality infused in every frame of Luca Guadagnino’s newest film, which is much welcomed. The three leads have incredible chemistry that transcends typical romance, extending even into the tennis scenes. These scenes are astounding, with Guadagnino executing shots I thought were impossible, bringing a kinetic energy to the film. Additionally, the film is genuinely funny in a way that few studio films are. Topped off with an incredible score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, we have a true cinematic treat.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes”

Generations after Caesar’s death, a new era begins in the fight for prosperity between apes and humans.

Following up the triumph of the previous “Planet of the Apes” trilogy was always going to be a tough job, and “Kingdom” sort of succeeds. It establishes its own identity with engaging characters and tone. However, it drags at points, making a noble attempt to showcase more of the world but not quite getting there. Structurally, it sometimes feels like a repeat of the previous film, “War.” Despite this, the film shines when it really gets going,

thanks to the talented cast, particularly Peter Macon and Kevin Durand. It also explores the human and ape dynamic in a more interesting and uncertain way than previous films, offering a fresh angle for future installments. As a start, it’s worthwhile.


June 7

“Bad Boys: Ride or Die”

“The Watchers” “Hit Man” (Netflix)

June 14

“Inside Out 2”

June 21

“The Bikeriders”

“Janet Planet” “Kinds of Kindness” (Limited)

“Thelma” (Limited)

“Trigger Warning” (Netflix)

June 28

“Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter One”

“A Quiet Place: Day One” “A Royal Affair” (Netflix)


Thursday & Friday: 12 - 6

Saturday & Sunday: 10 - 4

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8. *Pre-

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18. *Compass point opposites (2 words)

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21. Earth tremor

22. Before skip and a jump

23. Constantly worry about something

26. More infinitesimal

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34. *Pre-recorded

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37. Cribbage piece

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39. Plural of focus

40. Making the way, in a way

42. “I Like ___,” 1952 campaign slogan

43. Of somber color

45. *Like bride’s accessories (2 words)

47. 60 mins., pl.

48. Indiana ball player

50. One of Three Bears

52. *Day periods (2 words)

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56. Part of church

57. Soap bubbles

59. Type of small salmon

60. Bound

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63. Key next to spacebar

64. Where users review


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6. Anti-seniors sentiment

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8. *Door instruction (2 words)

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10. Flat-bottomed boat

11. Bambino

13. Not like #26 Down

14. Popular breakfast item

19. MCAT and LSAT, e.g.

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25. Glasses, for short

26. Three biblical sages

27. A logical connection (2 words)

28. Extract a memory, e.g.

29. Stitch again

32. R&R spots

33. Tolstoy’s given name, in Russian

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Why You Still Have Sciatica Pain (And How To Get Rid Of It For Good)

Is doing everyday things from standing up straight to nding comfortable sleeping positions and even just walking di cult because of sciatica pain?

You may nd it hard to focus on enjoying those around you because you’re distracted by your pain. You may have already tried chiropractic, massage, stretching, and exercise, but the di culty is knowing which things will help and which won’t. is can be frustrating because it seems unpredictable.

Some sciatica is caused by muscular weakness and restriction, while others can be caused by sti joints. Ultimately, certain exercises may help some sciatica, but make other types worse. To best help you, I’ve compiled a list of tips that will help anyone with sciatica regardless of the type to reduce daily pain.

Most people with sciatica just want to know if there’s a solution that actually lasts. Solutions that used to work, don’t work any longer. Eventually you nd yourself in a rabbit hole, searching high and low for solutions that hopefully help you avoid surgery.

One of my patients, Marian, had tried everything above on top of back surgery, unspecialized physical therapy, pain management, spinal injections, spinal electrostimulation, acupuncture, and dietary analysis. Marian told me, “When you go through this, you learn how many things you can no longer do if you can’t stand or walk.”

You Don’t Have to Choose Between Surgery and Giving Up the Activities that You Love.

Sciatica is so common because many of the solutions out there just take one area into consideration. e muscles, the joints, nerves, strength, weakness, etcetera. e simple truth is that sciatica is a complex condition with many contributing factors.

e core issue, which has been proven time and again in the best research, is that the body has developed compensation patterns in order to protect itself. ese patterns are hardwired into the brain, and will continue to persist unless they are xed.

is pattern is what CAUSES the tight muscles, and the sti joints. ese tight muscles and sti joints eventually pinch the nerve, causing sciatica. erefore, correcting the pattern is the true root cause. No matter how long you’ve su ered, you can still get your life back. No surgery. No pills.

6 Reasons Why Your Sciatica May Be Lasting Longer than it Should:

1. You tried looking up exercises to do on your own for your sciatica. But with many “causes,” it’s di cult to gure out which exercises are right for you. is is why some exercises can seem to make it better, but some make it much worse.

2. You tried a few relaxing massages and it felt good for a few days but then it came back.

3. You tried chiropractic care and it eased a bit, but the nagging sensation is still there.

4. You tried waiting for it to go away on its own. at didn’t work…

5. You went to the doctor’s o ce, and they gave you pain meds or nerve medication to numb the pain. ey told you to come back in 6 weeks if it didn’t work.

6. You went to a physical therapist who put you on the same exercises everyone else with sciatica gets…then they left you with an assistant who only half watched your technique.

Why What You’ve Tried Hasn’t Worked

If any of these things have happened to you, unfortunately it’s common. e issue with a lot of these methods is that they focus on addressing the symptoms, not the root cause of your sciatica.

What to Avoid

Here are 3 things that can make your sciatica pain worse.

Stretching: If you’ve been stretching to x your sciatica and it hasn’t worked yet, it likely won’t. More often than not, sciatica has come up because of tight muscles. Stretching is for short muscles. Tight muscles are tight because they’re compensating for a weak muscle nearby.

Stretching will relieve them for a little bit, but it will come back unless the weakness is resolved.

Crossing Your Legs: Avoid crossing your legs at all costs. is can cause stretching in the back of your hip which compresses the sciatic nerve. It also causes twisting in your hips and pelvis which can put stress on the nerves in your back.

Resting: Certain activities right now might make your sciatica worse, but that doesn’t mean you should restrict all of your movements. If certain things are painful, like walking, lifting, sitting, it’s important to nd the root cause so you can start moving properly and stay active.

How to Fix Sciatica for the Long Term

So many of the “solutions” we try only provide temporary relief because they’re not targeting the root cause. And without getting to the source of the problem, sciatica pain will continue to return because the cause was never addressed.

Marian learned this the hard way, and unfortunately a lot of people do. After addressing the root cause, Marian says, “I’m back to walking 3-4 miles a day; I can lift and hold my grandbabies; I can go to parties without having to sit in a corner; I can go shopping again.” e only thing she’d change? Finding a specialist to help her address the root cause sooner. “I could have avoided a lot of doctors’ appointments and needless and expensive treatments, not to mention losing a couple of years to my other attempts.”

How to Get Rid of Sciatica Pain for Good

If you’re ready to get to the root cause of your sciatica, and want to get back to being active with con dence, and without painkillers or surgery, you may qualify for a complimentary “discovery visit” with a specialist. To apply, email info@ and say “discovery visit” along with your phone number and we’ll reach out. Or apply at:

If you’re ok to keep trying on your own, our special sciatica report is full of more tips to ease your pain fast so you can get back to doing the basics without as much pain. Get a hard copy of our sciatica report (value $27) mailed to your home for FREE by calling 480-482- 0651 and asking for a copy, or emailing us at and saying “Send me a sciatica report” along with your name, phone number, and address so we can mail it to you.

Dr. Tom Padilla, Physical erapist, and Sciatica and Back Pain Expert is the CEO and Founder at e Doctors of Physical erapy in Scottsdale Arizona.


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THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA Completes $40 Million Renovation

Scottsdale’s newest leisure destination provides guests with premier dining and wellness experiences.

Photos courtesy of The Scottsdale Resort & Spa

As one of the largest renovations to be completed in the Phoenix-metro area this year, The Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a Curio Collection Resort by Hilton emerges as a full-service luxury retreat, captivating both global travelers and Valley locals, with the completion of a $40 million renovation encompassing all guestrooms and public spaces, including Luna Spa and the introduction of four new distinct dining destinations.

Marking the largest renovation in the property’s 50-year history, The Scottsdale Resort’s new residential-style guestrooms take inspiration from the property’s historic charm by intertwining legacy with contemporary allure for a fusion of modern sophistication and signature Southwestern appeal. With room rates starting from $232 per night, every guest room boasts leather accents, intricately embroidered headboards and hand-carved wood – all complemented with pops of modern Southwestern patterns.

A standout of the resort’s transformation is the conversion of an existing building into The Stillman Villas, an enclave comprised of 12 two-story villas that offer high-end finishes, upgraded and enhanced amenities, expansive golf course views, and

a private pool exclusive to Stillman guests. Starting from $1,300 per night, these villas accommodate up to 14 guests and are ideal for parties, family gatherings, and groups seeking the pinnacle of the resort’s offering. With all aspects of the resort’s renovation now on full display, resort guests will discover a range of exciting dining experiences featuring elevated Sonoran cuisine with global influences, a health-focused café, a hidden speakeasy, and a familyfriendly lounge with interactive games. The expansive fitness center and Luna Spa are equally impressive, which provide rejuvenation and serenity for the body, mind, and spirit.

Culinary Experiences

Renowned Valley Chef Ken Arneson, who serves as the area executive chef for Driftwood Hospitality, leads The Scottdale Resort’s culinary evolution into a destination for all.

La Fogata Kitchen and Bar: Situated against the backdrop of panoramic vistas of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Camelback Mountain, La Fogata invites guests to delve into modern Sonoran cuisine married with a fusion of global influences. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner, La Fogata’s menu is crafted utilizing locally sourced ingredients.

The Madam: Step into the allure of a bygone era at The Madam, a speakeasy reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties and the prohibition era. The Madam invites guests on a journey where classic cocktails meet modern creations. Upon check-in, guests receive a secret password, ensuring an exclusive entry into this intimate space. For non-guests, acquiring the password becomes a delightful task, requiring interaction with the staff or the resort’s social media pages to find out where The Madam keeps a watchful eye.

The Social Boardroom: Adjacent to The Madam, The Social Boardroom awaits, offering a casual and welcoming lounge-style atmosphere for all ages. This space invites guests to unwind with various entertainment options, including pool, shuffleboard, board games and a golf simulator. Bartenders and servers stand ready to serve cocktails and small bites.

Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar: At Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar, the morning hours welcome guests with a coffee bar and a selection of fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches featuring meats from the inhouse butcher, vegan items and a variety of teas, and coffee. Barnaby’s transitions into a fast-casual lunch spot with paninis and salads tailored to midday cravings. In the evening, Barnaby’s Wine Bar comes

alive, featuring Arizona and regional wines to be enjoyed within the café or out in the Spanish-style courtyard.

Wellness & Fitness

From hot stone massages to aromatic body treatments, a premier wellness experience awaits.

Luna Spa: Spa guests will find where tranquility meets rejuvenation in the heart of the serene Scottsdale desert. Dedicated to cultivating balance and relaxation, the 3,200-square-foot spa features nine indoor treatment rooms, a Zen meditation garden, a sauna, a steam room, a co-ed tranquil room and a refreshing cold plunge.

Fitness: The resort is complete with a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring Life Fitness cardio machines, Peloton bikes, Therabody Muscle Relief, free weights, and weight machines.

Meetings & Events

When The Scottsdale Resort originally opened in 1976, it was the country’s first conference resort. Today, that legacy lives on with the refresh of 18 versatile meeting venues with 45,000 square feet of flexible interior space and an additional 40,000 square feet across its picturesque outdoor areas.

To learn more about The Scottsdale Resort & Spa or to book a stay, visit

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