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Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

Phoenix Fashion Week returns for spring show

“Spring into Style” this season with Phoenix Fashion Week’s sixth annual downtown Phoenix fashion runway show at 6 p.m. this Saturday, March 21. Featuring Arizona stylists Vanessa Gonzales, Nuvia Magdahi, Tim Boado, Jenesis Laforcarde, Audree Lopez and Jackie Marin, this event will be hosted at the Arizona Center on the crossroads of Van Buren and 3rd streets.

Guests will be able to participate in “Taste of Arizona Center” and enjoy samples from the local restaurants while shopping stylish local pop-up shops before viewing the interactive fashion show at 8 p.m. in the lush and beautiful courtyard of the Downtown Phoenix venue.

The fashion show will showcase the latest spring trends to the sounds of the internationally renowned DJ Q and feature hair and makeup styles by Salon Estique. Ranging in styles from floral to boho to bold and denim, the show will showcase the fashion fads of some of Arizona’s best stylists. With six different designers bringing you six different fashion do’s this spring season, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on Saturday’s show.

This special runway show serves as one of several preview events produced by Phoenix Fashion Week in anticipation of the fall event scheduled to take place October 1 – 4, 2015 at Talking Stick Resort, which serves as the leading fashion industry event in Arizona.

The show on Saturday will be followed by an after party hosted inside 1130 The Restaurant, a casual-yet-elegant local hotspot for foodies of the Phoenix area where you will be able to  snack on appetizers and wine or go big and bold with 1130’s steaks.

The fashion show is estimated to last about an hour.

“Our team is excited to again offer a unique and popular fashion event to the heart of downtown Phoenix. Last year, it was a sold out event and with these very talented (6) stylists, we anticipate it being a hard ticket to get this year,” said Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

Tickets are available to the public for this event and can be purchased online at http://springintostyle2015.eventbrite.com/ for $40 for Style Seats and $125 for VIP Front Row. All tickets include access to official “Taste of Arizona Center” and the After Party.


Phoenix Symphony hosts Downtown Music Stroll

Dubbed “A Bar Crawl with Class” by the Arizona Republic, the Fifth Annual Downtown Music Stroll features live music and great food and drinks in nine unique bars and restaurants downtown on Saturday, April 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Everyone who purchases a $30 ticket will receive a half-pour drink and select appetizers at each location.

This year’s participating venues are The Arrogant Butcher, Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, Hard Rock Café, ICON, Kincaid’s Classic American Dining, Palomar, Squid Ink Sushi Bar, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and Tom’s Tavern.

The live music will range from jazz artists Pete Pancrazi and the Jim Nistico Trio to the classical music of a Violin Trio and the R&B group, A Touch of Class. 

The Downtown Stroll is sponsored and organized by The Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals volunteer organization.  Proceeds from the Symphony Stroll will benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Music Education Programs.  Click here to learn more about these programs.


Old Town Whiskey at Saguaro reopens for limited run

Distrito_AZ_194Back by popular demand, celebrity chef Jose Garces’ upscale lounge inside The Saguaro hotel, Old Town Whiskey, will reopen for a limited run; beginning Saturday, March 7, then Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., through Saturday, May 30. Guitarist Randy Ranes will perform his engaging style of contemporary Spanish guitar nightly, which is a fusion of European, Latin and jazz music.
Having joined the Saguaro hotel as Director of Food and Beverage of the Garces Group just 90 days ago, Ken Arneson has been besieged with questions regarding the status of the once-popular speakeasy, noted for its cozy wood-covered interior with caramel-colored couches and glass jar lights. Trading on the pop-up venue concept, Arneson is thrilled to offer this limited
engagement to satisfy the crowd cravings for the original menu, yet 
the beverage selection will expand substantially beyond whiskey and will offer a carefully curated menu of craft cocktails, local and organic wines and craft beers. 
Returning favorites from the tavern fare menu include:WhiskeyKing-58-874x1311
  • Deviled eggs, locally sourced
  • Duck Fat Fries with San Tan cheese sauce
  • Whiskey King Sliders: ground-to-order sustainable Certified Angus Beef with maple bourbon glazed cipollini, Rogue blue cheese, Applewood bacon and foie gras
  • S’more Shake with toasted marshmallow ice cream, chocolate sauce, toasted marshmallows and graham crackers
  • Craft cocktail specialties:
  • Old Town Sour: whiskey, gin or vodka, egg white, orange bitters, lime, lemon, simple syrup
  • Philadelphia Fish House Punch: rum, brandy, peach brandy, simply syrup, lemon, brewed tea

ASU and Ohio State to square off in Rugby Bowl

On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, ASU is hoping that the results will be different than they 
were 18 years ago for it
s football team. At 3:00 P.M./6:00 P.M. E.T., ASU Rugby will seek to exact revenge against Ohio State Rugby at the 2nd Annual Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & The Beast for a football loss the Sun Devils suffered at the hands of the Buckeyes in the 1997 Rose Bowl with a nationachampionship on the line.

Ohio State fans remember January 1, 1997 as day of victory and school pride, while Arizona State fans remember the day as one of the most heartbreaking in the history of the university’s athletics. On that day, one of the most dramatic finishes to a college football bowl game unfolded on the gridiron at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The undefeated Arizona State Sun Devils football team, coming off an 11-0 season and ranked #2 in the AP College Poll, entered the game brimming with confidence. Led by senior quarterback and Heisman Award finalist Jake “The Snake” Plummer, the Sun Devils sought the university’s first football national championship. The season’s results justified the team’s expectations for the 1997 Rose Bowl. On its way to an undefeated season, the Sun Devils had even held the 1996 College Football National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers scoreless in a 19-0 victory.

OSU also had high expectations for the 1997 Rose Bowl.  The team finished the season with a 10-1 record and was ranked #4 in the AP Poll. OSU Football head coach John Cooper was also no stranger to the Sun Devil athletics program. Cooper had led the Sun Devils from 1985 to 1987. Additionally, the Buckeyes quarterback Joe Germaine was a Mesa, AZ-native who had even spent one year at Scottsdale Community College before transferring to Ohio State.

The game was a back-and-forth affair. As time wound down in the fourth quarter, Plummer scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run to put the Sun Devils in the lead with 1:40 left in the game. After starting at their own 35-yard line, Germaine led OSU to one of the most unforgettable game-winning drives in college football history. With 19 seconds left in the game, Germaine threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver David Boston. Ultimately, the Buckeyes triumphed over ASU, 20-17. 

“We want to get payback for our football team, which lost the 1997 Rose Bowl to Ohio State in a heartbreaking fashion. That loss motivates us to achieve more,” said Lane. 

On the other hand, Rooney wants to keep up the Buckeyes’ success against the SunDevils. “The word is getting out among OSU alumni living in Arizona about the Rugby Bowl, and we know they’re coming to this unique event. Both alumni and the team want to recreate the 1997 Rose Bowl’s result.”


Uptown Farmers Market now on Wednesdays

Beginning Wednesday February 4, Uptown Farmers Market will launch the Uptown Wednesday Market, featuring the iconic McClendon’s Select Farm and Noble Bread, along with 50 local food vendors and gourmet breakfast, lunch and coffee.

“We have been at Town & Country on Wednesdays for over a decade and are McClendon 1immensely grateful to the incredible staff and owners”, said Bob McClendon of McClendon’s Select. “However, this new location will offer much better parking and access for customers, and also offers plenty of space for us to continue to grow.”

The new Uptown Wednesday Market will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, October through June on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix. The market is located on the North side of the 40-acre North Phoenix

Baptist Church property, and includes expansive parking for customers.

“Uptown Wednesday will be different from our Saturday market”, said Bo Mostow, Market Manager. ” Uptown Saturday is intended to be a very kid-friendly, weekend gathering. In contrast, my hope is that Uptown Wednesday will be more of an adult culinary & grocery experience, with lots of chef input, seasonal demos, and a stellar line of local restaurant and food truck fare.”

For more information regarding McClendon’s Select, visit mcclendonsselect.com.

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

Banner Health Center preview on June 29

West Valley residents can tour the new Banner Health Center in Goodyear from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.The Center is designed to support high quality, convenient health care for the entire family.

Attendees will hear remarks by Banner Medical Group CEO Jim Brannon and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at 8:30 a.m., followed by a celebration including food, tours, giveaways, children’s activities and information about Banner Health facilities and services. Community members are invited to meet physicians and staff and even make an appointment.

“We want to become part of the fabric of the community by becoming the medical home residents look to for help in keeping their families healthy,” said Jim Brannon, chief executive officer of Banner Medical Group. “This Banner Health Center is designed to provide primary care to the entire family in one space. We want it to be the place you would choose for prevention, wellness, basic and complex medical care and the advice you need to thrive with chronic health conditions.”

At opening on July 10, staff physicians will include family practitioners and pediatricians. Banner Health Centers accept most insurance plans. The Center will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Same-day appointments will also be available. Laboratory and X-ray services are also on-site.

Banner Health Center in Estrella will also be the gateway to the incredibly comprehensive services offered throughout Banner Health system, including Banner Estrella Medical Center and specialty facilities such as Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Concussion Center.

This location at 9780 South Estrella Parkway joins the existing Banner Health Centers offering health care where you want it and how you want it in Gilbert, Queen Creek, Surprise, Verrado and Maricopa, Ariz. as well as South Loveland, Colo. For more information on the Banner Health Center in Estrella, visit www.BannerHealth.com/HealthCenterEstrella.

CityScape Plaza - Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012

CityScape Phoenix Attempts Pilates World Record

CityScape Phoenix will attempt to break the world record for biggest Pilates class with 863 participants in celebration of International Pilates Day on Saturday, May 4 with participants lining Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix.

CityScape Phoenix, in partnership with Gold’s Gym, IMX Pilates Studio, Pilates by Fitness Solutions and Remedy, a Pilates & Massage Studio, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record. Currently standing at 862 people, CityScape plans to crush the world record that was achieved in Spain in 2009 by having 1,000 people simultaneously practicing Pilates at Patriots Square at CityScape and along Central Avenue. The class will be led by IM=X Pilates Master Trainer, Chanda Fetter, who has personally led more than 4,000 mat Pilates classes.

Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring their mats and water and join in this exciting event. Arrival is encouraged at 8am with the hour class beginning at 9:30am. There will be live music, food and vendors in the park following the class from 10:30am to noon.

“It’s going to be an exciting morning in Downtown Phoenix and the record will be measured at a point during the class when everyone is participating,” said Celine Hacche, marketing director of CityScape Phoenix. “Health, wellness and bringing the community together are big priorities for us at CityScape and we’ve had great success in our free fitness classes that change on a seasonal basis.”

During the class, guests will learn proper technique, tone, strengthen and improve their body and working abs, buns and thighs. This event is free and open to the public.

Every Saturday morning since March 16, CityScape has been hosting “Pilates in the Park”, offering free Pilates classes at Patriots Square Park leading up to this world record attempt.

After participating in the world record attempt, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering participants a special offer during its Punch Brunch where you will receive half off your entrée with the purchase of any breakfast cocktail.

For more information, visit www.cityscapephoenix.com/pilates or call 602-772-3900.


Postal Service cuts Saturday mail delivery

Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.

In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August and could save $2 billion annually.

The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.

Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages — and it repeatedly but unsuccessfully appealed to Congress to approve the move. Though an independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.

It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval.