Tuft & Needle: Two local entrepreneurs reimagine the mattress business to great success

Tuft & Needle  Two local entrepreneurs reimagine the mattress business to great success. By Matt Gottesman   It’s 3 p.m. and I’m sitting at a café in Scottsdale speaking to two commercial real estate executives tasked with supplying the city’s “who’s who” with the ultimate tech space. As we talk, one of the execs asks me, “Have you heard of Tuft & Needle?” Intrigued by the name alone, I said, “ ...

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Local teens honored with Girl Scouts’ highest honor

Golden Girls Local teens honored with Girl Scouts’ highest honor. By Alison Bailin Batz   All that glitters is not always gold, but these young women––and their futures––are sparkling bright. They’re the North Valley’s 2016 Gold Award honorees. “One of the most impactful parts of Girl Scouting is earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” says Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. “ ...

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Meet two educators who make students and learning a North Valley priority.

Educational Leaders Meet two educators who make students and learning a North Valley priority. Compiled by Sondra Barr   Dr. Debbi Burdick  Cave Creek Unified School District superintendent Number of years in position: I am starting the eighth year. What is your educational experience? I have been an educator 40 years, teaching every grade K–8 as well as university undergrad, masters, and doctoral clas ...

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Meet polo star Kareen Rosser

Meet and Mingle with Kareem Rosser, the Greatest African-American Polo Player of All Time He’s been featured on 60 Minutes and ESPN and is undoubtedly the best African-American to ever play the sport of polo. And on Thursday, September 10th Arizona polo fans will get a chance to meet and mingle with Kareem Rosser when the Fifth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower invites yo ...

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North Valley Symphony Orchestra names Craig Triplett as new concertmaster

North Valley Symphony Orchestra recently named Craig Triplett as the new concertmaster for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Triplett began playing the violin at the age of 9 in St. Louis, Missouri. At 17, he won the CASA Concerto Competition and performed the Bruch Violin Concerto with the CASA Symphonic Orchestra. Triplett studied violin and viola at Southern Illinois University for two years, during which he ...

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Phoenix Suns Dancers auditions set for August 1 in Scottsdale

Interested dancers are encouraged to attend prep classes beginning June 29  The Phoenix Suns will host auditions for the 2015-16 Suns Dancers beginning Sat., Aug. 1 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Those possessing the skill and enthusiasm to become a member of the 2015-16 Suns Dancers are encouraged to attend prep classes being held throughout the summer at US Airways Center, beginning on Monday, Jun ...

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