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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 golden years! But, with parents choosing to up and move away from their adult children in search... 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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Learn more about the source of Arizona’s summer heat

The Sun Learn more about the source of the Valley’s summer heat. By Steve Kates Did you know that the summer solstice (aka the first day of summer) actually begins on June 21 at exactly 3:51 a.m. local time? That is the official marker of summer and the... Read More

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What’s so important about center contact? Golf pro Scott Sackett examines how off-center hits affect the curvature of a golf shot.

What’s so important about center contact? Golf pro Scott Sackett examines how off-center hits affect the curvature of a golf shot.   How Much Does Center Contact Really Matter? With the help of Trackman, we’re going to examine how much an off-center hit affects the curvature on a... Read More

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