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Diversity In Scottsdale Is Changing

Diversity in cities has become a popular topic of debate. Scottsdale is attempting to make that debate positive by educating the public.  In the past...

Transgender woman fights for equality for all in LGBT community

After years of trials and tribulation, a transgender woman is living her most authentic life thanks to her family and the community that surrounds...

Purge-A-Palooza: Scottsdale’s Call to Action for Sustainability

            Purge-A-Palooza is an opportunity for members of the community to get rid of their hard to recycle items....

Learn Benefits of Clinical Trials at Free Local Event

 Valley residents can learn how to get involved with clinical medical trials on Dec. 5, 2019, at the inaugural Phoenix AWARE for All event....

Books and Toys Bring Holiday Cheer to Young Hospital Patients

Books and Toys Bring Holiday Cheer to Young Hospital Patients Fulton Homes and 99.9 KEZ are back for its 17th annual Books and Toys...

More Millennials Becoming Caregivers; National Family Caregivers Month Recognizes, Supports Them

            (PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2019): Millennials represent 1 in 4 family caregivers.  As important as their work is caring...

Meet Bob Wallace, MBA of WIH Resource Group in Scottsdale –...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bob Wallace, MBA. Bob Wallace is the Founder and President of a successful consulting business, WIH Resource Group...

Sojourner Center Establishes Stuart Lazar Lifetime Ambassador Award

The award recognizes those who go above and beyond to support the Sojourner Center.   Sojourner Center recently honored long-time supporter and organization ambassador...

Native American Heritage Month: Young Adult Advocate

Pueblo High School graduate and current Arizona State University freshman, Lourdes Pereira, left a legacy that affected all Tucson Unified School District high schools...

ADE partners with March for Our Lives Arizona to create a...

The Arizona Department of Education initiated its School Safety Task Force on September 12, as an effort to focus on the betterment of mental...

Almost There Foster Care’s Third Annual Imagine: A Black and White...

Almost There Foster Care’s Third Annual Imagine: A Black and White Affair PHOENIX (November 18, 2019) — Almost There Foster Care celebrated their third annual...

Self-Empowered Wisdom 2020

Self-Empowered Wisdom 2020 - Imagine listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, HeartMath CEO Dr. Deborah Rozman and the opening address with Kelley Alexander...

Experience Matters’ Encore Impact Award Nominations Are Open

Nominations are now open for Experience Matters’ Encore Impact Award to recognize a Maricopa County nonprofit or public agency addressing critical human resource needs...

Dr. Joe Dispenza in Sedona AZ

Join us in magical Sedona AZ for a full day with Dr. Joe Dispenza Friday, February 21, 2020 https://stellarproductionslive.com/tickets.html  "This is a time in history when it’s...

Tempe pays tribute to veterans with annual parade on Monday, Nov....

Tempe will continue its annual tradition of honoring all military veterans with a Veterans Day parade on Monday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin...

Tempe celebrates opening of new fire station with community open house

Tempe is celebrating the completion of Fire Medical Rescue Station 7 with an open house for the community. Get a sneak peek of the...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Celebrate 42nd Annual...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) celebrated the 42nd Annual Giving Great Futures Gala at The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse...

Tempe homeless outreach specialist lauded for excellence

Kelly Denman, a homeless outreach specialist with the City of Tempe, has been honored with a statewide award for excellence for her dedication to...

Celebrating Champions for Youth Announces Winners in Tempe

Tempe Coalition’s third annual Celebrating Champions for Youth is honoring three outstanding adult community members and two youth for making a significant impact to...

INAUGURAL WARRIORS MTB FESTIVAL SUPPORTS VETERANS

Valley-based veterans adventure group Ride It Out MTB, in partnership with Spartan Rides andTrail Print Tees and Gear are hosting the inaugural Warriors MTB...

Credit Union Raising Funds for American Lung Association

More than 33 million Americans are affected by lung diseases, including asthma and COPD, with lung cancer being the highest cause of death. TruWest...

Community invited to preview innovative ideas to diminish isolation, loneliness in...

Tempe Community Council (TCC) will be hosting its first-ever Connector Award event 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Tempe Center for the...

Free Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser at Luci’s!

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October and Luci’s Urban Concepts, has partnered with local nonprofit to raise funds for women battling breast...

Free Baby Shark Mini Show and Family Resource Fair Coming to...

The HeroZona Foundation and the American Legion Travis L. Williams Post 65’s third “Play It Forward for the Arts” program is coming to The...

Esperança Shipment Day: Volunteers Pack/Load Medical Supplies for Distribution in Nicaragua

Esperança staff along with 36 volunteers from across the Valley packed and loaded a 40-foot shipping container to send supplies to its trusted partner...

David Newstone Joins Esperança Board of Directors

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has elected David Newstone to its Board...

Silvia Alvarez to Serve on Esperança Board of Directors

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has elected Silvia Alvarez to serve on...

Almost There Foster Care presents The 3rd Annual Imagine: A Black...

What:  Join Almost There Foster Care for the 3rd Annual Imagine: A Black and White Affair Dress to impress in your black and white cocktail...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Breaks Ground on New Health and Social Services...

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe – State of Arizona Tribal Gaming Compact provides the opportunity for the Tribe to donate  12% of its annual contributions...

The Velvet Handcuffs Book – Hot off the Press!

The Velvet Handcuffs Breaking Free of Corporate America.  Authored by Bob Wallace, MBA  Overview This newly published book delivers meaningful and useful tools to break out...

Holiday Arts and Craft Fair

FREE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED GOODS LOCAL ARTISIANS & CRAFTS AWESOME VENDORS ALL IN ONE PLACE 9th Holiday ARTS & CRAFTS Fair Saturday, November 2nd  9am - 2pm Tempe...

Debbie Gaby Charities Hosts 9th Biennial Celebrity Golf Tournament

What:  Debbie Gaby Charities presents Getting into the Swing of Things - 9th Biennial Celebrity Golf Tournament When:  Monday, October 14 Registration time: 7:00AM Tee...

UNITED FOOD BANK INVITES COMMUNITY TO TAKE ACTION TO END HUNGER

Feeding America® Network Food Banks across the Country Promote Hunger Action Month This September, United Food Bank, which serves all of the East Valley and eastern...

Kids in Focus Announce Billie Jo and Judd Herberger as Honorary...

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:                                                                                                                         Beth McRae                                                                                                                         The McRae Agency beth@mcraeagency.com 480-990-0282   Kids in Focus Announce Billie Jo and Judd Herberger as Honorary Chairs for its Nov. 7 Event Iconic...

Getting into the Swing of Things – 9th Biennial Celebrity Golf...

What:  Debbie Gaby Charities presents Getting into the Swing of Things - 9th Biennial Celebrity Golf Tournament When:  Monday, October 14 Registration time: 7:00AM Tee...

Locally Based Financial Institution Provides Scholarships for First-generation College Students

TruWest® Credit Union and Mesa Community College (MCC) are excited to announce their partnership to support success in higher education and financial literacy of...

International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. Raises $11,000 in Annual Backpack Drive

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) held its annual Fill-A-Backpack Drive during the month of July to raise funds and donate school supplies to...
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VIDEO – Back to School Teacher Appreciation Car Care

Desert Car Care of Chandler welcomes back teachers for the 2019-2020 school year with its 8th annual Back to School Teachers Appreciation...

Peter Scolari in Man of La Mancha

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is thrilled to welcome Emmy Award-winner and Broadway star Peter Scolari (TV’s “Bosom Buddies”, “Newhart”, “Girls”, "Honey I Shrunk the...

TD3 Superintendent Christine Busch named Don Carlos Humanitarian Award recipient

Christine Busch, superintendent of the Tempe Elementary School District and a longtime community leader, has been named the 36th recipient of the Don Carlos...
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VIDEO: Boys & Girls Clubs Launch New ‘Whatever It Takes’ Campaign

TODAY, August 6th, the Boys & Girls Clubs is launching their new 'Whatever It Takes' campaign.In support of Great Futures 2025, the Boys...

10 Community Advocates Receive Heart in Hand Awards

Ten community advocates from across the state have been named 2019 Heart in Hand Award winners by Wildfire, formerly the Arizona Community Action Association,...

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Statewide Conference is Aug. 21 and 22

Registration is now open for “Engage”, the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofit’s statewide conference to be held August 21 and 22 at the DesertWillow Conference...

Help Raise PTSD Awareness

Help Raise PTSD Awareness  PTSD is the root cause and is “the deadliest wound of war.” In fact, while there are 58,195 names on the...

Noche para los Niños – A Night for the Children

Noche para los Niños – A Night for the ChildrenWhat:  The second annual Noche para los NinÞos is a spectacular one-night benefit event for...
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Help AZTV Channel 7 STUFF THE BUS!

Walmart is proud to sponsor the 4th annual AZTV CHANNEL 7 STUFF THE BUS Back to School Drive presented by Liberty GMC. Join us...

Local Credit Union Ranks No. 1 in Arizona

CreditUnions.com announced the Return Of The Member (ROM) rankings for the first quarter of 2019 and Tempe-based TruWest® Credit Union is ranked No. 1 in...

Opinion: Plasma Donation Is It Worth The Compensation?

For those of you that are familiar with donations to the good cause of Plasma Protein Therapy, then you know that plasma donation centers...

Credit Union Donates More Than 160,000 Water Bottles

During its annual Water Drive, TruWest® Credit Union collected more than 160,000 bottles of water in the month of May, a record-breaking amount for...

Cory McCloskey in The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game, based on the 1953 novel "7½ Cents by" Richard Bissell, is one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, winning the Tony Award for Best...

American Airlines Donates Thousands to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

American Airlines has gifted Phoenix Children’s Hospital $50,000 in honor of Michael Carreon. Carreon retired after 24 years with American Airlines in Phoenix, Arizona....

United Food Bank Needs Your Help to Stamp Out Hunger this...

The 27thNational Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 11. This annual drive offers an ideal opportunity...

Robson Resort Communities Honored at 2019 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards

Robson Resort Communities is excited to announce it earned multiple honors at the 2019 Annual Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards for its commitment to providing...

A Sustainable Alternative to Cardboard Moving Boxes Has Arrived in Phoenix

In 2015, paper and cardboard materials comprised the largest component of municipal solid waste and preventing one ton of paper waste saves 15 to...

April is Month of the Military Child: PurpleUp! with Boys &...

The entire month of April is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Month of the Military Child and Thursday, April 25th is PurpleUp! A...

Tempe Prep Students Travel Abroad with Tempe Sister Sities

By Jacqueline RischExperiencing new cultures, tasting new foods, and meeting new people – ah, traveling! What’s not to love? Traveling exposes you to a...

Simplify Your Life Book Launch Party

Do you ever feel cluttered and overwhelmed? If so, Andrea Brundage’s new book SIMPLIFY: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm is...

How One Event Can Change an Entire Community

The Superstition Mountain Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley celebrated its much-anticipated 21st annual YesterYear celebration on April 6th, 2019....

New Arizona Company Expands Opportunities for New Generation of Well-Rounded...

Scott Novis, Founder, and CEO of Bravous Youth Esports, is an engineer by trade but a sports lover by heart, which lead him to...

Mission of Mercy Names Tony Banegas CEO

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North Phoenix ‘Aktion Club’ gives back

At the start of the year, sponsored by North Phoenix Kiwanis, VALLEYLIFE Members started an 'Aktion Club' in an effort to give back to...

The 3000 Club to Rescue More than 150,000 Pounds of Produce...

More than 150,000 pounds of produce will be saved and distributed to Arizona families thanks to a Humana Foundation grant to The 3000 Club,...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...

2019 Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE

VALLEYLIFE’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, March 1st at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. Participants enjoyed taking in the beautiful...

EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN CREEK TEEN NAMED ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’ BY BOYS...

Selected among nine outstanding youth, Camille Hartman from Queen Creek has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

500 children receive free dental care at A.T. Still University’s Give...

On Friday, Feb. 22, A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) and the Arizona Dental Foundation hosted the annual event,...

Tempe Experience Corps seeks volunteers for young readers

Make a difference in a child’s life and consider volunteering for AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a program in the City of Tempe that matches...

Spring Break Youth Camp at AAWL

No school? No problem! The Arizona Animal Welfare League offers youth camps for animal lovers! Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 can spend...

Tempe Prep Alum Shares Entrepreneurial Experiences in Africa

By Anna MelisPicture this: You are doing your homework and all seems hopeless, then all of a sudden it doesn't seem quite as bleak....

“Saluting Stories of Service” Celebration

Beginning at 6:00 pm with a sunset cocktail reception on the stunning Sierra Loggia Patio, the Saluting Stories of Service Celebration Dinner will whisk...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

Mentoring Matters: TD3 Purchasing Department Mentors Students in Math, Career Explorations

The Tempe Elementary School District Purchasing Department is taking on an extra task some may consider daunting – bringing math to life for students.For...

11th Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast Celebrating the Life and Legacy...

More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend Ryan House’s 11thAnnual Community Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. on Friday, March 29 at the...

Support My Club Welcomes Karen Thomas as New CEO; Celebrates Growth...

Support My Club, the student-focused online platform that allows school clubs and teams to request their needs and have them fulfilled by the community,...

Wine, Women and Horses

Wine Women & Horses includes live horse racing at Turf Paradise, a hat contest with prizes for the best hats, delicious lunch, raffle prizes,...

Southwest Human Development Announces “Walk with Me” Event, Feb. 23

 Sat., Feb. 23, families are invited to join the one-mile Walk with Me Family Fun Walk featuring activities, food and drinks, games crafts and...

Phoenix Theatre Announces Name Change to Commemorate 100th Anniversary

 Phoenix Theatre, the largest professional regional theatre company in the state, is changing its name to The Phoenix Theatre Company, effective Jan. 21, 2019.   The...

DEBORAH G. CARSTENS, VALLEY PHILANTHROPIST AND CHILD ADVOCATE SERVES AS HONORARY...

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix announces the appointment of Deborah G. Carstens as Honorary Grandparent Chair of their 2019 Gala …And the Beat Goes On. The...
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