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VYT Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

April 6, 2008 | By

A nerdy love-sick florist gets more than he bargained for when he is adopted by a giant man-eating plant from outer space. Valley Youth Theatre. Dates and times vary. Tickets are $18. For information, call 602 252 8188 or get info online

Phoenix Symphony by Request

April 6, 2008 | By

April 12 @ Orpheum Theatre Last fall, audiences across the Valley eagerly voted for their favorite Classical selections, and now, the results are in! Join Michael Christie as he conducts a program of beloved selections including Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Smetana’s The Moldau, and Beethoven’s titanic Symphony No. 7. American Pianist Spencer Myer… Read more

Existing Home Sales Trending Up Downtown And County Wide

April 6, 2008 | By

I wrote an article in our April issue of Phoenix Downtown Neighborhood News, sharing with everyone the premise that the “power to help lead us out of our current economic slump, might very well rest with the people”.  What I meant by that observation and what I believe to be true is that many people who could… Read more

Migratory Bird Festival in Phoenix

April 5, 2008 | By

by Ed Masley – Apr. 1, 2008 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic It wasn’t long ago that the site of the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area was widely considered what acting habitat supervisor Heather Watson calls an “eyesore.” Now, she says, that land is “an oasis in the middle of the city,” practically 600 acres… Read more

Thanks for turning out for Earth Hour

April 4, 2008 | By

Well, we did it. On Saturday, March 29, thousands of Phoenix residents showed their commitment to the environment by turning off their lights for Earth Hour. If you saw any of the national TV coverage, it reminded me of the stories we see throughout the day on December 31 each year. Earth Hour happened in… Read more

Tax Time

April 4, 2008 | By

The last several years I’ve stressed and stressed about doing taxes. Before I’d always done them myself but the job has exploded into a nightmare. Last year I worked in four different states. I took losses on property, stocks and had a huge dental bill. I donated money. Student loan interest, mortgages, property tax etc… Read more

You know you have to….

April 4, 2008 | By

…take your girlfriend/wife/date to First Friday Art Walk. The weather is nice and she’s been wanting to go. Don’t cringe. Look on the bright side. It’s a cheap date. (You know I’m always talking about affordability.) There’s no admission to anything. I know, you hate the crowds. Me too. So here’s the plan: Hit the… Read more

Attention: Dog Owners

April 3, 2008 | By

While strolling through Coronado Park on Sunday during the Coronado Historic Home Tour, I visited the Vendor Booths to see what might be “on tap”. Ran into some Canine loving new Business Owners who recently started Four the Love of Dogs. The Company does dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi and scoops doggie poop. One of their slogans is “They poop it, Two women scoop it”!

Coronado Historic District Gets New Restaurant

April 3, 2008 | By

This glowing report, just in from our good friend Sherry Rampy. Hey All! Just figured you might like another reason not to cook! LA PICCOLA CUCINA…Andy and Debbie Pappas’ “Little Kitchen” is exquisite. It’s located at 2241 North 7th Street, with bright red umbrellas outside a beautifully renovated building that started life as a bungalow… Read more

City Council Approves Arts,Culture & Small Business Overlay

April 2, 2008 | By

The Phoenix City Council approved the proposed Arts, Culture & Small Business Overlay on Wednesday evening.  This is good news for Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods in terms of paving the way for Art Galleries, Coffee Shops, and a variety of other businesses who want to open retail locations in existing small homes & older buildings. … Read more