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Tune in to Arizona’s radio and TV history

House of Broadcasting, Inc.  Tune in to Arizona’s radio and TV history. By Julie Carlson If you’re interested in television and radio history, stop by the House of Broadcasting, Inc. (HOBI). The museum’s a hidden gem—located, in fact, on the second floor of the Silver Land jewelry shop nestled among the 5th Avenue shops in downtown Scottsdale. This little space offers a glimpse into Arizona’s... Read More

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Scottsdale brings back Fall favorites!

The Fall welcomes those of us who live here in Scottsdale by saying farewell to extreme heat as our taste buds prepare to savor some yummy fall favorites! We have survived yet another summer and we are rewarded with a cooler breeze as local farmers set up tents... Read More

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Dr. Sky on the amazing sights to look upward for during October and November

Eye in the Sky  With much of the summer heat behind us, we now venture into some of the best weather of the entire year. Fall in Arizona has a special feel, one that will encourage even the most particular observer to venture out and look skyward. October... Read More

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

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and hearth. Desperate Housewife Dear Dirk, I have two young kids that exhaust me day in and day out. I am always home with them, and some days I feel like I am lucky to get through the... Read More

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Self Starters: Notable Valley entrepreneurs on what it takes to succeed

Ali Brown  Company: Coach/consultant for women entrepreneurs alibrown.com City of residence: Scottsdale Where did you get the idea for your business? When I launched my first business back in the late ’90s—a small marketing company in NYC—I had a lot of women asking me things like “How did... Read More

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Scottsdale’s chef Matthew Grunwald chews the fat about where he likes to dine out

Day-Off Dining Destinations Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald chews the fat about where he likes to dine out.  After a 52-hour workweek in the kitchen, I will truthfully admit that it’s occasionally pleasant to not have to cook on my days off. One of the most relaxing... Read More

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How to reach long-lasting fiscal health––NOW

Ways to Save Create a healthy budget for your family for long-lasting fiscal health. By Kristin Caliendo Raising a family is not cheap. Many families come up short at the end of the month for a lack of proper planning, and what’s the result? Relying on credit cards... Read More

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The Day the Rails Reached Arizona––the day Phoenix was finally connected to the outside world by rail

The Day the Rails Reached Arizona Arizona’s official state historian recounts the day Phoenix was finally connected to the outside world by rail. By Marshall Trimble The building of the transcontinental railroad along the 32nd Parallel was a major milestone in Arizona history. Up to then, the main... Read More

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Check out these upcoming concerts, movies, and tv shows

The Latest in Concerts, Movies, and TV Shows By Sara Goodwin Concerts Oct. 16 Zac Brown Band Ak-Chin Pavilion The Zac Brown Band is on a Great American Road Trip and is making a pit stop in Phoenix. The Atlanta-based country band has a large following that’s well... Read More

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Fresh Reads by Julie Carlson

Fresh Reads By Julie Carlson PINES By Blake Crouch Pines is a bestseller on Amazon and currently in production as a television series to debut this fall on FOX. Once you dive into the first novel of the trilogy, you’ll be unable to put it down. Pines revolves around a federal... Read More

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Wardrobe stylist Shannon Campbell takes you behind the scenes of North Valley Magazine’s latest fashion shoot

Close-Up Wardrobe stylist Shannon Campbell takes you behind the scenes of North Valley Magazine’s latest fashion shoot. As a freelance wardrobe stylist, I’m my own boss. I have the unique opportunity to work on many different projects that include live monthly television fashion segments on Fox 10 and... Read More

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2014 Lexus IS-F: This F grades an A

2014 Lexus IS-F This F grades an A, according to auto writer Greg Rubenstein. One of the oldest strategies for automotive success is to embed a powerful engine into a sedate sedan, thereby creating a stealthy hot rod that’s as fun to drive as it is practical. At... Read More

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An Astounding Conjunction: Dr. Sky on amazing sights to look forward to this season.

An Astounding Conjunction Dr. Sky on amazing sights to look forward to this season. The monsoon continues to wind down, with the promise of cooler weather just around the corner. With summer nearly over and the autumnal equinox on tap, we look to the skies of August and... Read More

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