Local Spotlights

  • Calvin Charles Gallery Presents ‘The Art of Giving’ December 10-January 5

    Opening Reception 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10Calvin Charles Gallery has been a fixture in the Arts District of Historic Downtown Scottsdale for nearly two decades. Managing partner Veronica Graffius has the distinction of incorporating a unique selection of artists at the gallery that include those who create in homage to the gallery’s earliest focus on Asian art and artists who speak to th ... Read More

  • Girl Friday to the Rescue with Holiday Shopping and Wrapping Services

    Nearly everyone would agree that during the busy holiday season it would be great to have an extra helping hand with the dozens of tasks that need to be completed. Between parties, cooking, out-of-town guests and house cleaning, sometimes it is challenging to find the time to do thoughtful shopping for family, friends and loved ones. Girl Friday has years of experience in helping its clients compl ... Read More

  • Bob the Psychic Creates a Positive and Engaging Psychic Experience for His Clients

    Having a session with Bob the Psychic is a fun, insightful and often surprising experience. As he channels his messages, his clients never really know what communications might be relayed. Whether someone is seeking information or insight into their job, love life or perhaps to reach out to someone who has passed on, Bob the Psychic has a natural ability and talent to bring positive and inspiratio ... Read More

  • Looking for Something Different and Exciting to Do This Holiday Season? All Aboard The Dolly Steamboat!

    Many people in the Valley know Dolly Steamboat – the majestic boat that offers cruises around Canyon Lake.Arizona's World Class Cruise, the Dolly Steamboat is a gorgeous sternwheeler that transports up to 140 passengers on Canyon Lake, taking them through colorful canyons as they enjoy scenic desert vistas and beautiful wildlife. This holiday season, why not do something different and take a cru ... Read More

  • “Disgraced” by Arizona Theatre Company Explores Themes Ripped from the Headlines

    Photos by Tim FullerArizona Theatre Company’s “Disgraced” was penned by playwright Ayad Akhtar, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and in 2015 was nominated for a Tony Award for “Best Play.” Presented in ATC’s home theater in Phoenix at The Herberger Theater Center, “Disgraced” is a unique story in identity politics as it relates to Muslims living in the United States post 9/11 ... Read More

  • NAK Productions Explains What to Say About Your Business and How to Say It Effectively

    One of the main services offered by NAK Productions is what is known as “The Business Selfie.” It is a brief signature-style video that showcases a business owner or business in a 30 second video that encourages viewers to learn more or become more engaged with a person or business. Because the video is 30 seconds in length, the message has to make an impact quickly. Owner of NAK Productions, ... Read More

  • Venezia’s Thrills Diners with New Low-Carb Pizza Bowl Offering

    By Lynette CarringtonTake everything you love about pizza, take away the dough and you have a delicious and satisfying low-carb pizza bowl. Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria has introduced a variety of tasty low-carb pizza bowls designed to fit your unique taste. The addition of low-carb pizza bowls gives Venezia’s diners yet another way to enjoy the restaurant’s Italian flavors!Founders Fra ... Read More

  • BVC Luxury Group Welcomes Chey Castro as New Senior Partner

    For nearly 20 years, the partnership of Bloom and Van Omen has captured significant market share and the trust of their community. Chey Castro has joined Andrew Bloom and David Van Omen and the agency will now be known as BVC Luxury Group. By adding Castro’s depth of knowledge and success in the luxury real estate market, the team is positioned to provide an unparalleled experience to home buyer ... Read More

  • Barleens Arizona Opry Features Outstanding Dinner Show with Music, Comedy, Improv and More

    By Lynette Carrington For musically gifted twins, Barbara and Brenda Barleen, running and performing in their family-owned and operated musical dinner show is a rewarding labor of love. With comedy, a bit of acting and improv and lots of live music by wonderfully talented musicians, there is never a dull moment on the Barleens Arizona Opry stage in Apache Junction. From classic country wes ... Read More

  • ‘Cooking With Eddie’ on November 30 Is a Tasty Way to Discover Culinary Tips and Holiday Recipes

    By Lynette Carrington Chef Eddie Matney is at the helm of the wildly delicious Eddie’s House in Old Town Scottsdale. The well-respected and talented chef has been an established part of the Valley’s culinary scene and also happens to be a fun and engaging cooking instructor, too! Chef Eddie’s next class will take place 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 and will cover tasty tips for holiday celebr ... Read More

  • Bevvy – The Upscale Gastropub Lounge is a Swanky and Fun Scottsdale Destination

    By Lynette Carrington The Old Town Scottsdale Entertainment District is the hottest destination. Bevvy is the place you won’t want to miss and is the place to meet friends, enjoy a few drinks, have a great meal and see and be seen! The gastropub occupies the space of the former Derby and has been re-imagined as part sports bar, part restaurant, part laid back lounge and 100 percent fun. Be ... Read More

  • Kierland Life and Health-Health and Life Insurance Answers in a New Age of Insurance

    By Lynette Carrington Insurance agent Teresa Ferrin has experienced the past 19 years of the health and life insurance industry in the trenches. She has seen the trends and experienced where the industry is now in an Obamacare society. Much has changed in the world of health insurance and Teresa Ferrin has decades of experience to help her clients make good health insurance decisions and ass ... Read More

  • John A. Robinson, NMD of The Hormone Zone-Your Hormone Solutions for Life & The Leader in Hormone Replacement Therapy

    There can be many culprits to some unfortunate medical issues such as weight gain, fatigue, memory problems, mood swings, loss of libido and the inability to sleep. Although proper diet and exercise are always a help, sometimes skilled intervention by a doctor can pinpoint specific areas such as various hormonal imbalances that when addressed, are the true key to improved health and true life ch ... Read More

  • ‘Insure Your Future’ Delivers Income and Asset Protection Results

    By Lynette Carrington Getting disability insurance is not something that most people have at the top of their to-do list, but it very well should be. In the event that that you or your partner become incapacitated or permanently disabled, a properly written disability policy from agent René Apack of agency Insure Your Future can help save you or your family from financial disaster. November i ... Read More

  • Offbeat, Unusual and Rebellious Weddings Come to Life at Weddings for Rebels

    By Lynette Carrington Some gals and guys march to the beat of a different drummer. You know who you are – you love the offbeat, the strange, the unusual and the outlandish. Weddings for Rebels is the perfect way for those with a different outlook on their wedding to envision their special day in an entirely unique way. Owner Theresa Morales has been orchestrating unusual weddings for eight year ... Read More

  • Vidogi Salon & Boutique is a Dream Come True for Owner

    By Lynette Carrington Working in the beauty industry has been a dream of Denise Tanigawa since she was young. Her intuition and keen eye for all things related to beauty have come full circle at Vidogi Salon & Boutique in Old Town Scottsdale. Much more than a hair salon, the luxurious, upscale and spacious location provides a beautiful and professional space to receive a variety of beaut ... Read More

  • The Dolly Steamboat Has Some Tourist-Friendly Neighbors That Help Complete the Journey

    By Lynette Carrington Arizona's World Class Cruise, the Dolly Steamboat is a gorgeous sternwheeler that transports up to 140 passengers on Canyon Lake, taking them through colorful canyons as they enjoy scenic desert vistas and beautiful wildlife. On the way to Canyon Lake and in the vicinity, there are also some other attractions that can also be enjoyed during a day or weekend trip. T ... Read More

  • Apache Lake Resort and Marina

    Apache Lake Resort and Marina is the perfect catch. The second largest lake on the Salt River chain, Apache Lake offers beautiful scenery and a fun time, making Apache Lake Resort the ideal location for your next vacation.  Apache Lake is 17 miles and long and the perfect sit for boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, camping and other outdoor recreational activities.  Whate ... Read More

  • Superstition Mountain Museum and Elvis Memorial Chapel

    The Superstition Mountain Museum collects, preserves and displays the artifacts, history and folklore of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction and the surrounding region. Perhaps nowhere in the entire United States is there an area full of legend, history and intrigue as the rugged 160,000 acre Superstition Mountain range in the Tonto National Forest in Central Arizona. Archeological ... Read More

  • Goldfield Ghost Town

    Travel back to Arizona’s Old West with a visit to Goldfield Ghost Town!  Whether you choose to mosey down Main Street and check out the historic buildings, tour the Mammoth Gold Mine or visit the Goldfield Museum, you will get to experience the Superstition Mountains as they were in the 1890s.  Pan for gold, take a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train and witness an O ... Read More

  • CCTV - Closed Circuit Television Is a Critical Component of Business and Home Security Systems

    By Lynette Carrington Home security systems offer extra peace of mind, but what can they provide for a business? A security system offers many different options to monitor and review what goes in various areas of a business to give manager, security officers and decision makers the unbiased information they need. CallTeks Security knows that one huge benefit of business security systems are ... Read More

  • Tortilla Flat

    With all the original flavor and charm of the Old West, Tortilla Flat is a town that turns back the clock to an earlier time.  Nestled in the Tonto National Forest, Superstition Mountain Range, this town was originally established in 1904 as a stage stop for tourists and mail carriers on their way to the Roosevelt Dam.  Now this nostalgic town serves as a reminder of a time long gone, ... Read More

  • Apache Trail Tours Takes Guests on Desert Adventures

    When you want to discover all the beauty of the desert surrounding Apache Junction and the Superstition Mountains look no further than Apache Trail Tours. The company will take guests on a desert adventure that you just can’t see from the paved road. On the historic Apache Trail, you will be surrounded by beauty-deep majestic canyons, colorful mountain peaks, desert lakes and birds and wild ... Read More

  • Mining Camp Restaurant Imparts Old Western Town Charm

    The Historic Mining Camp Restaurant and Trading Post is open for the summer and serving up Western style vittles for hungry Apache Junction residents and visitors alike. The charming Western mining town-themed restaurant serves lunch and dinner in the style that gives guests a taste of what it was like back in the days when Apache Junction and the Town of Goldfield were full of miners trying to ... Read More

  • Brett Hunt Thinks Strategically and Is Now Taking the Movie Industry by Storm

    By Lynette Carrington Brett Hunt is an award-winning actor, producer, director, stand-up comedian and rapper who has created his own destiny through hard work and some ingenuity. He has put the movie industry on notice not only for his acting prowess but for his keen eye for quality projects that he develops and gets involved with through the production company that he founded, Raging Gophe ... Read More

  • The Legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine Lives on with Promack Treasure Hunting

    When you are ready to get out into the desert to try your hand at gold prospecting, rock collecting or metal detection, Promack Treasure Hunting can provide the equipment and the knowledge you will need. The store offers true personalized service. Not only will it help you find the right equipment, as it has the largest selection and variety available in the area, Promack will also train you i ... Read More

  • Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence Counts Bashas' Grocery Stores as Satisfied Client

    By Lynette Carrington Bashas' has been Arizona's hometown grocer since 1932 when Eddie Basha, Sr. opened the company's first store. Since that time, Bashas' has grown to be one of the most dynamic and well-respected businesses in the valley and its focus on service and quality permeate the company at every level. In striving for the best in customer care, the company has eng ... Read More

  • Spotless Carpet Care-Prompt, Professional and Guaranteed Carpet Care When You Need It Most

    By Lynette Carrington Since 2002, Spotless Carpet Care owner Steve Cordell has been operating his business based on service, integrity and results. With so many choices in carpet care services available in the East Valley and Valleywide, his business is different and his customers have responded with overwhelming praise. Cordell is a veteran of the carpet cleaning industry. He saw room in t ... Read More

  • Bob The Psychic -Connecting You to Your Future

    By Lynette Carrington There are those in the general population that possess the unique gift of a higher sight. Bob The Psychic is one of those people. Just a few minutes with the warm, funny and talented psychic will make anyone a believer. Whether someone is receiving a reading through the use of Tarot or Angel cards, channeling, clients are ensured a one-of-a-kind experience and addition ... Read More

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