On the Rise

A-Authentic Garage Doors builds solid reputation and plans expansion By Lauren Wise A garage door is one of those things that tends to reveal its true necessity only when it’s not working properly. Whether broken, damaged by a wayward emergency break – or the illusion that the garage is already open, as has happened to this writer – or squeaks so loudly you put mousetraps in the garage corners, you’re in a ...

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Hair Play

Owner of KW Styling Studio finds fulfillment in helping clients look their best By Alison Stanton Kristy Wallace knew from a very early age that she wanted to go to cosmetology school and get into the beauty industry. “Growing up, I was always into makeup and hair,” Wallace says. “Between painting my dog’s nails and always being the friend who styled everyone’s hair and did their makeup, I knew it was my ca ...

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Celebration of Fine Art

Jake Potje and Susan Morrow Potje connect artists and collectors By Lauren Wise For almost 30 years, the Valley has hosted one of the country’s premier art events: the Celebration of Fine Art. Sprawled under white tents in Scottsdale from January to March, this juried, invitational show and art sale showcases over 100 artists from around the country, who continuously create and sell their pieces from within ...

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The Flagstaff Flautist

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet brings Native American fusion music to MIM By Lauren Wise Arizona is a melting pot of musical influences, with the sounds of Native American, Western, and Americana heritage melding with the styles of jazz, hip-hop, rock and country. Music enthusiasts do not have to look far to discover new sonic flavors, bending the wavelengths between traditional and modern. In fact, it’s one of th ...

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Frozen in Time

Exhibit of Barry Goldwater’s photos captures rarely seen sides of Arizona By Niki D’Andrea Ali Goldwater remembers flying in a plane over the Grand Canyon with William F. Buckley, Jr. and her grandfather, Barry Goldwater, when she about 5 years old. “We flew up there, and he would always have a camera,” she recalls. “He usually had a couple cameras with him, because he’d be shooting black and white and colo ...

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Silver Anniversary

Sedona International Film Festival brings Tinseltown to the red rocks By Octavio Serrano Ed Asner, Richard Dreyfuss, Mackenzie Phillips, Blythe Danner and Deepak Chopra are among the stars slated to help the Sedona International Film Festival celebrate its 25th anniversary. From February 23 to March 3, the nine-day festival will host more than 160 movies this year. “Our goal is to expose audiences to films ...

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Walk of Life

A stroll through Cave Creek Museum reveals the area’s rich history By Lauren Wise In 2019, Cave Creek is seen as a rugged, charming gem, nestled up against Scottsdale for easy access to a day of rodeos and cowboys, gorgeous hikes and ranching. But did you know about its storied history of artists and minerals—like how Cave Creek onyx was used to decorate buildings at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair? Or the on ...

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Inspired Exhibition

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix collaborates to bring Violins of Hope to Arizona By Alison Bailin Batz In 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, immediately founding his first concentration camp in Dachau. In 1935, he issued the Nuremberg Laws, excluding Jewish people from public life across Germany. By 1945, more than six million Jewish people were murdered across Europe during the Holocaust. “W ...

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Clinic Coming Soon

HonorHealth begins building process for new hospital By Eric Newman A group of healthcare executives and local politicians broke ground to symbolize the start of construction on the North Valley’s newest hospital on December 5. The HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center, HonorHealth’s sixth area hospital, will be built at Interstate 17 and Dove Valley Road. The facility, on the campus that currently houses the ...

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Got Java?

What’s brewing at Scottsdale coffee shops By Olivia Munson Every day, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee. For some, the day does not truly begin without a signature cup of Joe. Over the past years, coffee drinkers shifted from drinking in fast chains to enjoying the quiet atmosphere of a coffee shop. In Scottsdale, there are plenty of shops to help fit your coffee fix. Echo Coffee 2902 N. 68th Str ...

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Festive and Free

More than 20,000 are expected to attend the parade Del Sol parade Horse-drawn carriages, wagons and stagecoaches. Bands playing lively tunes. Local celebrities, horse riders, dancers and more. These are just a few of the many wonderful sights and sounds that will be part of the 66th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade on Saturday, February 9. The theme for this year’s parade is “Arizona Heroes.” When th ...

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Infinite Zest

Rinaldi’s Italian Deli brings breakfast burritos and boundless hospitality to the table Story and photos by Madison Rutherford If you had to guess where to get one of the best breakfast burritos in North Scottsdale, an Italian deli probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. But Rinaldi’s, which has called the Scottsdale Promenade home for nearly 15 years, is best known for its breakfast. Mornings at Rina ...

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Some Like It Hot

Dara Thai Café spices up Anthem’s culinary scene with authentic flavor Story and Photos by Madison Rutherford If you ask me about some of the more memorable Thai dishes I’ve consumed in the last decade, a few key culinary experiences come to mind, chiefly sitting cross-legged on a beach in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand while devouring creamy kaeng khiao wan over a fluffy foundation of jasmine rice, or squeezing int ...

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On ‘Cue

The Tennessee Grill & Bar serves superb smoked meats and more By Niki D’Andrea The smell of slow-smoked meats and tangy barbecue sauce fills the large and bustling space that is The Tennessee Grill & Bar every night, creating a mouth-watering wait on especially busy nights, like Wednesdays, when tender, smoked chicken wings are on special, and Fridays, when the all-you-can-eat fish fry draws locals ...

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La Hacienda Gets Hotter

New look, menu at Scottsdale icon By Alison Bailin Batz 10 Lively Libations at La Hacienda Smoked cocktails Rose: reposado tequila with lime, orgeat, orange bitters, rose water and smoke ($16) Port: rich mezcal with lime, agave-infused port, ginger beer and smoke ($16) Margaritas Barbary Fig: blanco tequila with lime, prickly pear and hibiscus ($14) Avocado: blanco tequila with lime, chartreuse and avocado ...

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