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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 →

Coachella Music And Arts Festival 2011: Over 150 Bands In 3 Days

2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival
April 30, 2011 by in Events | Snapshot

The Coachella Music and Arts Festival, which started in 1999, is known for it’s beautiful location, endless amounts of smiling faces and positive energy, and an unending supply of some of the world’s best music. Each year, festival goers (many, who after attending the festival for their first time, vow to return to the festival… 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 →

Mile High Road Trip To Jerome

Jerome, Ariz. Main Street
April 16, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot | Travel

This week I took a mile-high road trip to the town of Jerome. I’ve been to Jerome, Ariz. a few times in the past few years, and every time is a new journey. There are so many different historical and artistic places to visit that it’s impossible to fit them all into one day. Not… Read More →

Lomography: Analog Photography Is Back And Trendier Than Ever

Lomography photography at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.
April 2, 2011 by in Snapshot

It’s the “instant gratification” generation. We need our information now; service must be quick. We’re a society devoid of patience, and we only continue to make our lives more fast-paced. As far as photography is concerned, we’ve moved from analog to digital, so we can view our photos immediately after it’s taken. That way we… Read More →

2011 Best of the Best Awards Photo Gallery

Ranking Arizona presents Best of the Best Awards 2011
April 1, 2011 by in Events | Snapshot

Ranking Arizona hosted it’s special awards reception, recognizing the companies that Arizona’s public ranks as their favorites with which to do business. Some of the Companies recognized this year include Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, National Bank of Arizona, The Go Daddy Group Inc., Rossmar & Graham, Scottsdale Fashion… Read More →

Rappelling a Frozen Arizona Waterfall

Canyoneers standing on frozen creek in front of frozen waterfall
March 19, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

A group of us canyoneers had been trying to get to a frozen waterfall near Mingus Mountain for quite a few years. Last year the snow levels were too high and other years it was not frozen. In February, Phoenix had a rare cold front go through and dropped the daytime highs into the mid-40s.… Read More →

Catching The Races At The Phoenix International Raceway

Phoenix International Raceway Family Day, Flickr:, Michele Bardell
March 5, 2011 by in Events | Snapshot

For those of you who would like to “rev up” your family weekend, take a drive to Phoenix International Raceway. The short drive to Avondale and the winding road back into the raceway is a great way to start the adventure. You will find that parking is quite easy and is just a short walk… Read More →

Snapshot: RED Awards 2011 Winners

Snapshot: RED AWARDS 2011 Winners
February 25, 2011 by in Events | Real Estate | Snapshot

On Feb. 22, AZRE hosted the 6th Annual RED Awards reception at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2010 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms participated in the process. Here are… Read More →

Yoga: Pose of the Soul

woman performing yoga pose on wood floor

Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching. It is good for increasing flexibility & balance, relieving stress and relaxing. Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years. As you exercise, you meditate on what your body is feeling and try to be “one with the universe.”… Read More →

Snowshoe Hiking in Northern Arizona

Snowshoe Hiking in Flagstaff, Ariz.
February 5, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

Snowshoe hiking: yes, it’s exactly what you think it is — hiking with shoes that allow you to walk in the snow, without burying half your body in it, expending every bit of energy left in you to take each step. It gets exhausting treading through feet-deep snow — makes you almost want to snuggle… Read More →

Top Google Logos 2009

google Logos 2009
December 26, 2010 by in Lists | Snapshot | Tech

About Google’s collection of 2009 Doodles. Some of the birthdays celebrated with Doodles this year were: Dr. Seuss, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Charles Darwin, Jackson Pollock, Igor Stravinsky, Mary Cassatt, Samuel Morse, Michael Jackson, LL Zamenhof, E.C. Segar, Mahatma Gandhi, Confucius, H.G. Wells and more. There were Doodles celebrating anniversary’s for Tetris (25 Yrs), Galileo’s First Telescope… Read More →

Top Google Logos 2004

Top Google Logos 2004
November 23, 2010 by in Lists | Snapshot | Tech

Google’s 2004 Year In Review January Google has had an excellent year. At the beginning of the year, Bill Gates famously said, “They kicked our butts” about Google’s domination of and enormous profits on search, but promised a MSN Search engine within a year. Google began the process of going public. Yahoo freaked out and… Read More →

Snapshot: A Slideshow of Tempe by Marisol Muñoz

Mill Avenue tempe fidelity national building
November 20, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

Mill Avenue’s majestic appeal is at the heart of Tempe’s thriving cultural and entertainment district. From local favorites to new additions, Mill Ave has many treasures to offer visitors and residents alike. [slickr-flickr tag="Tempe" items="10" type="galleria" id="66164860@N00"]

Top Google Logos 2003

Google Doodle 2003 Albert Einstein's Birthday
November 18, 2010 by in Lists | Snapshot | Tech

Google Builds World’s Largest Advertising and Search Monetization Program Company introduces automated content-targeted ads; Advertising customer base surpasses 100,000 “Google remains committed to developing services that bring significant value and return on investment to our advertisers, partners, and users worldwide,” said Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman and CEO. “Through superior relevancy and simple design, Google’s many… Read More →

2010 Top People To Know In Commercial Real Estate Recognition Reception

AZ Big Media's CEO and President Mike Atkinson, Editor in Chief Janet Perez and Vice President Cheryl Green.
November 11, 2010 by in Events | Real Estate | Snapshot

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine, AZRE, hosted its first Top People to Know recognition reception. The reception was held at Donovan’s Steak & Chop House on Nov. 9, 2010. The event honored Top People to Know in the commercial real estate industry. To see the rest of the pictures from the recognition reception, visit AZNow.Biz’s… Read More →

2010 CFO Of The Year Awards

2010 CFO Of The Year Awards
November 10, 2010 by in Events | Finance | Snapshot

The 4th annual CFO of the Year Awards ceremony took place on Nov. 4, at the Fairmont Scottsdale. The awards recognized 28 CFOs for their outstanding performances in their roles as corporate financial stewards. Four overall winners from the categories of private, small public and large public companies and nonprofit organization were recognized. The Arizona… Read More →

Top Google Logos 2002

Top 5 Google Doodle Logos 2002
November 9, 2010 by in Lists | Snapshot | Tech

Year-End Google Zeitgeist – Search patterns, trends, and surprises Track the course of the past 12 months on the timeline and graphs plotting the most popular search terms as they occurred throughout 2002. Check out the year’s top gaining and declining search terms as well as the most popular brands, music, movies and women on… Read More →

Snapshot: Flamenco in Phoenix

November 6, 2010 by in Snapshot

Flamenco is a style of music and dance which is considered part of the culture of Spain. It is an incredibly emotive dance style, with the dancer always striving to express his or her emotions through movement. The music is powerful and can range from painfully sad songs, to fast paced joyful tunes. – Thank… Read More →

Snapshot: Downtown Phoenix Buildings

One Lexington
October 28, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

Gallery of downtown Phoenix buildings. HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique was added to the photo to give a more dramatic effect. HDR is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide… Read More →

Top Google Logos 1998 – 2000

Google Logo
October 25, 2010 by in Lists | Snapshot | Tech

About Google’s Logo Doodle collection from 1997 – 2000. Google has had several logos since its renaming from BackRub. The longest running official Google logo was designed by Ruth Kedar, and is a wordmark based on the Catull typeface.  “There were a lot of different color iterations,” Kedar says. “We ended up with the primary… Read More →

Snapshot: Grand Canyon

October 14, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot | Travel

Photo gallery compiled from images taken on my numerous trips to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. [slickr-flickr tag="Grand Canyon" items="9" type="sets" id="54615825@N02"]

Sapporo Spruces Up: The Scottsdale Restaurant Unveils Its New Look

Sapporo Unveils its new Look
October 5, 2010 by in Dining | Featured | Snapshot

Sapporo’s remodel reveal soiree was one for the books. Complete with sake tasting, teppanyaki demonstrations and loud music, parent company Tavistock Restaurants celebrated the remodel of the Scottsdale establishment. Sapporo’s exterior remains the same with the distinctive torches; flames shooting into the desert sky.  However, the interior has been remodeled to reflect iconic Pacific Rim… Read More →

Snapshot: Tombstone, “The Town Too Tough to Die”

September 30, 2010 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

The name of the town of Tombstone evokes strong imagery of what the Wild West really was — something right out of an old western with its dusty streets, wooden plank storefronts and faded paint wooden buildings. It also lived up to its reputation of being one of the deadliest towns in the West. It… Read More →