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Local’s Choice: The Golden Hour

Arizona Sunset - Future of West Valley

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. Arizona is known to be a little rough around the edges, from cacti to cowboys.… Read More →

One of the Biggest Festivals of Books Comes to Tucson

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Calling all book worms and aspiring home librarians. This weekend, Tucson is hosting the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) on the University of Arizona Mall. The festival, held March 15 and 16 in Tucson, Ariz., has more than doubled since its debut in 2009 from 50,000 visitors to more than 100,000 visitors in… Read More →

Local’s Choice: Fishing in Greer

"Bunch Reservoir is approximately 63 acres at an elevation of 8200 feet. Apache, Rainbow and brown trout are the main catches." - GreerArizona.com / Photo from GreerArizona.com

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. This post about fishing in Greer, Ariz. is by editorial intern Jesse Millard. Enjoy! To… Read More →

Sedona No. 13 among Top 25 U.S. Destinations

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Sedona has been ranked as one of the Travelers’ Choice® 2014 “Top 25 Destinations in the United States.” Coming in at No. 13, Sedona is pleased with the abundance of positive feedback and awe-inspiring reaction of both long time visitors and newcomers to the area. “Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise in the… Read More →

Tommy Anderson Plays Great Arizona Beer Festival

Tommy and OvO at The Spirit Room, August 2013. [Howard Photography]
February 28, 2014 by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events | Play

For the fourth time, The Great Arizona Beer Festival will have local artist Tommy Anderson rocking out on stage with his acoustic guitar as he plays a wide range of party songs for the attendees. Though Anderson has played guitar for 33 years, and many others he picked up while in the Army, he got… Read More →

Diamondbacks will host ‘Fan Fest’ on Feb. 22

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 11th annual SUBWAY® D-backs Fan Fest on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from Noon-4:00 p.m. at Chase Field, with early VIP entry at 11:00 a.m. The free event will offer fans unprecedented access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field. Last year’s event… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L’Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L'Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Avilan Named First Certified Ethical and Responsible Source for Diamonds

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Avilan, a distributor of ethical and sustainable diamonds, set the bar for the diamond industry in July 2012 when it was recognized as the first-ever Responsible Source for diamonds by Scientific Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification leader. The certification represents the most rigorous standard in the environmental certification industry. For centuries,… Read More →

Goodyear Mayor Appointed To Defense Task Force

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The City of Goodyear announced that Mayor Georgia Lord will serve on the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Defense Transition Task Force. The mission of the task force will be to determine strategies for cities to deal with reductions in defense spending and transition issues that they will likely face as the nation shifts from… Read More →

Tips For Maintaining Flexibility In Retirement

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By Kim Bridges Your financial status in retirement is dependent on a number of factors, including available resources, economic and market conditions, and level of expenses. Some of these factors are within our control, and some are not. Since there isn’t much we can do to alter factors beyond our control, such as the inflation… Read More →

Shamrock Farms Hosts Special Events

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Shamrock Farms, Arizona’s hometown dairy, is offering several fun seasonal activities great for the whole family: Roxie Costume Party, Oct. 27, 2012: Wear your Halloween costume and celebrate chocolate milk as the official drink of Halloween with Roxie. Family Fall Fun, Nov. 3 and 10, 2012: Enjoy Fall weather out on the Farm with a… Read More →

Velocity Retail Group Reports First Retail Absorption Since Recession

Velocity Retail Group

Phoenix Metropolitan retail recorded positive net absorption for the third straight quarter as recorded in statistics just released by Velocity Retail Group through June 30, 2012.  This is the first positive absorption recorded since before the “Great Recession” in November of 2008. After 12 consecutive quarters of negative absorption, the last three quarters of positive… Read More →

$255K Grant Provides Job Training For Veterans

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Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has been awarded a $255,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue funding job training and support services for homeless and formerly incarcerated veterans in Arizona. The grant is one of 90 totaling more than $20 million awarded through the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program… Read More →