Author Archives: Jamie Mitchell


Memorable Flavors and Excellent Hospitality at Ditka’s Restaurant

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February 14, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

If you haven’t already heard, the all-new Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino in the West Valley is home to the first Ditka’s Restaurant in the Western United States. I was fortunate enough to experience the top-notch service and mouthwatering cuisine at this one-of-a-kind eatery. Although not normally a casino-frequenter, Ditka’s won me over. Our waiter,… Read More →

Mariano transitions from White House to children’s health

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Although she doesn’t, Dr. Connie Mariano could boast about her title as the first Filipino American in history to receive the rank of Navy Rear Admiral. However, when she reflects on her past, this “first” may not seem quite as significant as another first: “the first patient.” This is how Dr. Mariano, former White House… Read More →

"Remembering Our Fallen" Exhibit Honors Arizona Soldiers

Remembering Our Fallen 2012 Honor Walk
September 6, 2013 by in Events | Lifestyle

According to Denis Day, Director of the Honor Walk Foundation, the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit “reinforces the real human cost of war.” “Remembering Our Fallen” is a moving exhibit, sponsored by the Honor Walk Foundation, that recognizes men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The exhibit is comprised… Read More →

"Remembering Our Fallen" Exhibit Honors Arizona Soldiers

Remembering Our Fallen 2012 Honor Walk
September 6, 2013 by in Events

According to Denis Day, Director of the Honor Walk Foundation, the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit “reinforces the real human cost of war.” “Remembering Our Fallen” is a moving exhibit, sponsored by the Honor Walk Foundation, that recognizes men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The exhibit is comprised… Read More →

Times are Changing for Women in Business

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August 30, 2013 by in Connections | Lifestyle

Recent studies have shown that only 26% of American women do not work. Furthermore, in 4 out of every 10 American households, the mother is the sole or primary earner for the family. Women in Arizona are no exception. Arizona is ranked 6th out of the top ten states for women-owned businesses. Because the number… Read More →

Apartments on Thomas Win Top Design Award From American Society of Interior Designers

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Deco Communities’ Cabana on Thomas project has won the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Arizona North Chapter’s prestigious Adaptive Use award, a top design industry award honoring excellence in interior design. Cabana on Thomas is one of Deco Communities’ apartment renovation projects in which infill buildings are revamped and given a new vibrant life.… Read More →

Ghosts, Goblins and Cupcakes

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August 23, 2013 by in Lifestyle

This Halloween, skip the trick-or-treating and head to Sprinkles Cupcakes. Sprinkles BOO box features three of Sprinkles most popular flavors — vanilla milk chocolate, black and white, and red velvet – plus, limited edition caramel apple cupcakes. Each dozen box includes all four flavors, decorated with ghoulish orange ghosts and BOO decorations, and is sealed with a… Read More →

Golf Tournament Funds Will Help Train Canine Companions for Independence

golf tournament
August 23, 2013 by in Events | Play

The largest single fund raiser of the year for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a nonprofit organization providing highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults with disabilities and veterans for free, will bring together golfers and dog lovers at the Dog Days of Summer Golf Classic on Friday, September 20 at Troon North Golf Club… Read More →

Māyā Day + Nightclub Announces Above & Beyond to Perform Labor Day Weekend

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August 22, 2013 by in Events | Lifestyle

Māyā Day + Nightclub, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations and Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) add Above &Beyond to their star-studded lineup at Māyā Day + Nightclub on Saturday, August 31. The three members of Above & Beyond came together not as DJs, but as producers and songwriters and refer to themselves as “a band first and… Read More →

Touchstone Gallery to Host California Lapidary Artist Ed Rigel During Scottsdale ArtWalk

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In keeping with the 39-year tradition of featuring the world’s most renowned artists during the weekly ArtWalks in downtown Scottsdale, Touchstone Gallery is excited to be hosting an evening with 3rd generation lapidary artist Ed Rigel from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. Ed’s primary medium is the collecting, cutting and polishing of… Read More →

Touchstone Gallery to Host California Lapidary Artist Ed Rigel During Scottsdale ArtWalk

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August 22, 2013 by in Events | Play

In keeping with the 39-year tradition of featuring the world’s most renowned artists during the weekly ArtWalks in downtown Scottsdale, Touchstone Gallery is excited to be hosting an evening with 3rd generation lapidary artist Ed Rigel from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. Ed’s primary medium is the collecting, cutting and polishing of… Read More →

Golf Tournament Funds Will Help Train Canine Companions for Independence

golf tournament
August 22, 2013 by in Connections | Events | Lifestyle

The largest single fund raiser of the year for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a nonprofit organization providing highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults with disabilities and veterans for free, will bring together golfers and dog lovers at the Dog Days of Summer Golf Classic on Friday, September 20 at Troon North Golf Club… Read More →

Gateway Bank's "Love Local" to Award $5000 to Small Valley Business

small business
August 22, 2013 by in Events

The nominations are open and only one Valley business will win. Love Local, a campaign created by Gateway Bank, gives the local community an opportunity to nominate favorite small businesses for a chance to win a portion of Gateway Bank’s own marketing budget (in the form of a $2500 donation), which will be matched by… Read More →

Gateway Bank's "Love Local" to Award $5000 to Small Valley Business

small business
August 22, 2013 by in Connections | Events | Lifestyle

The nominations are open and only one Valley business will win. Love Local, a campaign created by Gateway Bank, gives the local community an opportunity to nominate favorite small businesses for a chance to win a portion of Gateway Bank’s own marketing budget (in the form of a $2500 donation), which will be matched by… Read More →

Māyā Day + Nightclub Announces Above & Beyond to Perform Labor Day Weekend

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August 21, 2013 by in Events | Play

  Māyā Day + Nightclub, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations and Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) add Above &Beyond to their star-studded lineup at Māyā Day + Nightclub on Saturday, August 31. The three members of Above & Beyond came together not as DJs, but as producers and songwriters and refer to themselves as “a band first… Read More →