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Ten-year-old Nia Thomas is the Arizona winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Ten-year-old Nia Thomas is the Arizona winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national competition that invites kids to develop nutritious recipes that promote healthy eating habits.  First lady Michelle Obama, PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the 55 winners recently, inviting each winner representing each U.S. state, four territories, and the District of... Read More

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Scottsdale Staycations

Need a weekend away, but still need to be in town? While the summer months bring an extreme heat wave to Phoenix, it also means less tourism and better hotel deals. If you need a few days spent in luxury, at the spa or lounging by the pool,... Read More

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Fourth of July Weekend Concerts

Looking for something more than just a barbecue and fireworks this Fourth of July? Here are some concerts in Scottsdale for the men and women wanting to dance all day while listening to great music. Friday, July 3 Mark Farina at W Scottsdale Doors at 12 p.m. Ages 21+... Read More

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Celebrate Independence Day with Valley Metro’s Enhanced Service

Valley Metro will enhance light rail and designated bus service to support special events occurring on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015.  Light rail will provide enhanced service and run until 2 a.m. Tempe bus service will be extended to support the July 4 Tempe Town Lake Festival.... Read More

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Celebrate Fourth of July in the Valley

There’s plenty to do in Phoenix and the surrounding area this Fourth of July. Some are even starting the celebration a little bit early. Check out some of these activities to make this the best Independence Day yet. Anthem Enjoy an Independence Day celebration two days early on... Read More

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Auto writer Greg Rubenstein tests the 2015 Infiniti Q60S Coupe LTD 6MT

On the Mark  Auto writer Greg Rubenstein tests the 2015 Infiniti Q60S Coupe LTD 6MT. Slotted between two-seat sports cars and seating-for-four sedan-based coupes, Infiniti’s Q60 coupe fills the bill for drivers wanting performance yet are still in need of the practicality that comes with having rear seats.... Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

The U.S. Supreme Court rocked the United States Friday with its 5-4 decision to make it legal for gay and lesbian couples to marry in all 50 states. This victory for same-sex couples and gay rights advocates makes the United States the 21st and the most populous country... Read More

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Arizona Coyotes unveil new uniforms

The Arizona Coyotes revealed the team’s new uniforms Friday for the 2015-16 season–the first major uniform overhaul for the hockey team since 2003. The Coyotes hosted an NHL draft party and rally Friday, in which draft picks Brendan Perlini, Max Domi, Connor Murphy and Christian Dvorak attended and modeled the new uniforms. The new... Read More

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Tips for a Backyard Makeover

The heat of the summer lands most Scottsdale residents smack-dab in the backyard pool. I find myself sipping on beverage coolers, soaking up some much needed Vitamin D and recalling college memories while listening to the Fugees on my iTunes. In the midst of peaceful relaxation, I can’t... Read More

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Ask Dirk: A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home

Ask Dirk  A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and home.   Hi, Dirk I read your column. Not sure if that makes me a fan or whether I’m just compulsive. I’m moderate when it comes to politics, and I despise online debates and arguing in general.... Read More

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Arizona Coyotes to host NHL draft party

The Arizona Coyotes will host a free rally for all fans at the Gila River Arena Friday, June 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. The rally comes shortly after the city of Glendale announced they would move forward with terminating a 15-year, $225 million agreement with the Coyotes. “We are... Read More

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Five Greater Phoenix Area Chefs Named 2015 Ripe Award Winners

Phoenix Art Museum and The Arizona Republic Name Next Crop of “Ripe” Award Winners Anticipated to Lead Culinary Scene in 2015/16 PHOENIX — Chefs Scott Holmes, Lori Hashimoto, Cullen Campbell, Stephen Jones and Jeff Kraus will receive this year’s prestigious Ripe awards from the Phoenix Art Museum and... Read More

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Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa to install massive sculpture

The Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa will install a sculpture to reflect its commitment to athletic achievement and scenic overlook location June 24. “The Rower,” sculpted by Tucson artist Lauri Slenning out of bronze is a massive piece of art at five feet high and with a... Read More

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