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Elvis Before Noon: Writer Lynette Carrington catches up

Elvis Before Noon Writer Lynette Carrington catches up with the band that covers the classics and creates new ones, too. Much in the way that Elvis Presley is unforgettable Valley band Elvis Before Noon will leave listeners with solid memories of the night before. The band whips out some wicked cover tunes and has a distinctive sound that is instantly recognizable as Tempe inspired, with... Read More

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The Valley’s Top Doctors 2014

The Valley’s Best Doctors We’ve teamed up with HealthTap––a leading company that helps consumers make better medical decisions––to bring you the area’s best physicians and dentists.     ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY   North Valley John Lewis, MD Mayo Clinic (480) 301-8000   Amy Shah, MD Valley ENT (623)... Read More

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Parents Aging. But, What Can I Do?

Scottsdale is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the country.  And, why not? With golf, 300 plus days a year of sunshine and no need for a snow shovel, there’s no doubting that sunny skies and mild winters make for a great location to enjoy the... Read More

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The Opinions: The Dearings Chime In

THE DEARINGS CHIME IN ON SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE––AND NOT-SO-FAVORITE––THINGS IN THE VALLEY ANDY BIGGS––HAIR STYLIST (480) 513-8414 zoltons.com Leeann: Jim Morrison once said, “Some of the worst mistakes in life were haircuts.” I understand this sentiment. At 16, I attempted the “Friends” cut with disastrous results. Like... Read More

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Ask Dirk: A Guy’s Perspective

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and hearth. To submit a question about your relationship, e-mail askdirk@northvalleymagazine.com Dear Dirk, My husband and I just had our first baby. I stay home with my son while my husband works. It’s hard to get a routine... Read More

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Monsoons Roll into Scottsdale

July marks the monsoon season here in Scottsdale! It’s a wonderful time of year as many Arizonans welcome the wet weather as it cools off increased temps and breathes life back into our vegetation.  For people who have never experienced a monsoon, it is a beautiful, glorious display... Read More

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Justa Center 2nd Annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction

Justa Center 2nd Annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction Seniors deserve a place to call home.  The streets are not safe for the fastest-growing and most vulnerable segment of our homeless population, seniors 55+.  Justa Center is the safety net that catches those older adults who find themselves homeless and too often... Read More

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A Song for You: Community Dedication to Education

A Song for You: Community Dedication to Education Alison Bailin Batz sits down with community mover and shaker Phil Kim. For Phil Kim, life isn’t a dance, but a song––one he can most likely play on the violin. “I picked up a violin when I was five and... Read More

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Upcoming: Musical Madness at the MIM

August Event and Concert Schedule as of July 2, 2014   The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix (corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards, just south of Loop 101). Tickets/Info (unless otherwise specified): MIM.org or 480.478.6000   Concert: Jacob Moon Friday, August 1 | 7:30... Read More

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A-DOG-ABLE! Meet North Valley’s cutest pet winner!

A–DOG–ABLE! INTRODUCING NORTH VALLEY’S CUTEST PET WINNER!   By Sondra Barr Photos by Dawn Hamm dawnhammphotography.com   Our first North Valley Cutest Pet Contest proved that pet owners from around the area embrace the idea of snapping photos of their beloved critters. Some owners took things even further,... Read More

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Fourth of July Fete: Party planner Jamila Watson offers three steps for a spectacular Independence Day celebration.

              Fourth of July Fete Party planner Jamila Watson offers three steps for a spectacular Independence Day celebration. Credits: Party styling: Jamila Watson/Parties On Purpose Photographer: Epiphany Creative Party Decorations: (balloons, straws, baking cups, white cake stand) Tomkat Studio Fourth of July... Read More

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How to Rock a Stylish Photo Shoot: Stylista Nadine Bubeck offers tips on how to work the camera and look fabulous in photos.

How to Rock a Stylish Photo Shoot Stylista Nadine Bubeck offers tips on how to work the camera and look fabulous in photos. Yes, I’m that mom who takes pictures every day. Yes, I’m that wife who drives my husband crazy with photographs. However, one day he’ll thank me—pictures capture memories, and... Read More

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June and July Calendar

June 2: Come see the Monday Morning Musicale at its special evening time of 7:30 p.m. This intimate chamber performance is free and does not require a ticket. ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. www.asukerr.com   June 5-8: Phoenix Comicon is the signature southwest event... Read More

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