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Roosevelt Row: Vintage, Recycling And Growth

Roosevelt Row: vintage, recycling and growth, 2011 Photo: Stacy Ayiers

One area — or street, to be specific — in downtown Phoenix has businesses teaming up to benefit, cater to and converge the community via consignment goods, community gardening and recycling. It’s called Roosevelt Row, home of the GROWop Collective, the Greenhouse and Butter Toast. GROWop features items you wouldn’t find in your local retail… Read More →

Building Achievements Turned Arizona From Frontier Outpost To Thriving Haven

Hoover Dam Construction, 1933-1936 - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

In 1912, when it became the nation’s 48th state, Arizona was a challenging place to live. It was sparsely populated with small communities scattered hither and yon. Travel between towns was grueling. The lower desert was unbearably hot in the summer, and water was scarce and unreliable. Arizona would have had a dim future if… Read More →

Snapshot: New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run

New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run, Phoenix, Ariz.

New Times Dirty 6 Mud Run is… 13 obstacles, BBQ, beer and, oh yeah, group outdoor showers! It is a biannual event that has three courses, including: a 6 mile, 3 mile and Kids 1K run riddled with obstacles, a wall of water, two river crossings, a down-and-dirty mud crawl, obstacle course, giant slip ‘n… Read More →

SRP and Banner Strive for Energy Efficiency

SRP and Banner Strive for Energy Efficiency, 2011

Banner Estrella Medical Center and Salt River Project (SRP) are teaming up to save money, conserve energy and promote sustainability. Banner was the first recipient of the SRP PowerWise Retrocommissioning Solutions Program. Instead of purchasing new equipment, Banner has received a tune-up on its existing systems, includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, central plants, lighting systems… Read More →

iPic Theaters, The Luxury Experience On A Budget

iPic Theatre, The Luxury Experience On A Budget, 2011

Since its recent opening, iPic Theaters — located in Scottsdale Quarter — has been creating a local escape with a luxurious atmosphere for its guests on a budget. While the movie selection is similar to other theaters, the service is on a new level: to provide guests with selection, choice and comfort. Here, you’ll enjoy… Read More →

10 Top Arizona Headlines Over The Past 100 Years

Arizona Centennial Series - 10 Top Headlines Spotlighting Arizona

Arizona became the 48th state in the Union, officially gaining its statehood February 14, 1912. Since that time dramatic events have captured the news medias attention more than others. Over the past 100 years, Arizonans have become impacted by events that have not only shocked locals but also people across the nation; the following includes… Read More →

Ranking Arizona: Companies Gone But Not Forgotten

Ranking Arizona: Companies Gone But Not Forgotten, Arizona Centennial 2012
April 28, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Economy | Small Biz

As part of the Arizona Centennial, AZ Big Media has been digging deep into the archives and thinking back — way back — about Arizona’s history and past. Nostalgia hit, and reminiscing ensued, and before we knew it, we began thinking about all of the businesses we grew up with and haven’t forgotten, but are… Read More →

Bonfire Grill And Bar: A Modern Twist On An Arizona Pastime

Surf and Turf, Filet and Shrimp, Bonfire Grill & Bar
April 28, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Dining

Gather around the Bonfire for some wood-fired comfort food, great company and, of course, mouth-watering s’mores – but eliminate the dry, desert heat and the constant upkeep of that roaring, crackling flame. Instead, add a roof over your head and marvel at the sight of a more than 6-feet-tall bonfire projected on one wall. Replace… Read More →

Scottsdale Adventure Center Shows Visitors a Different Side of Scottsdale

Scottsdale Adventure Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square

While visitors may consider Scottsdale to be the golfing and spa mecca of the Valley, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is working to change that by showing visitors a side of the city they may have never seen before. It’s sending the message that visitors can embark on an adventure of their own that… Read More →

Pangean Orchestra Does More Than Deliver Music

Phoenix Orchestra Does More Than Deliver Music, 2011
April 26, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Events

The Pangean Orchestra, based in Phoenix, opened just a year ago and has established an orchestra with people, instruments and sounds from all over the world. In fact,this is the first orchestra of its kind. The unique thing about this group of 29 performers is they don’t play the typical instruments. Their music comes from… Read More →

Urban Dare Adventure Race In Tempe

urban dare adventure race tempe arizona
April 23, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Events | Snapshot

It was the perfect, spring Saturday for an outdoor adventure. My good friend and I would be competing in the annual Urban Dare Adventure Race of Phoenix/Tempe. The Urban Dare Adventure Race is a 5- to 7-mile race, similar to the “Amazing Race.” First, we competed in the costume contest with our team name of… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Events

AZ News Roundup, Events

Welcome to the AZ News Roundup for April 18th This week we are focusing on events in Arizona. Some are coming up soon and others have already passed with great success. Tempe Company to Host “Green” Earth Day Event In celebration of Earth Day, Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix will host its third annual in-store… Read More →

Measures Taken By Maricopa County ESD Fails To Increase Number Of Employees With Food Handler’s Card

Some Maricopa County Restaurant Employees Fail to get Food Handler's Card

Restaurant employees in Tempe are not equipped to serve food without a food handler’s card, and the measures taken by the city are not increasing the number of employees who have obtained them. These cards are required for all those who are responsible for handling, preparing, serving or selling food suitable for human consumption, according… Read More →

Arizona Spa Girls Hosts 6th Annual Summer Spaaah Series

Summer Spaaah Series, Willow Stream
April 19, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Events | Healthcare

For those interested in having a unique spa experience this summer, Arizona Spa Girls is soon hosting their 6th annual Summer Spaaah Series from May 6th to August 12th. The event series has six separate events to choose from, one of which spans two days at the Mii amo Spa at the Enchantment Resort in… Read More →