Author: Sam Richard

Sam Richard

Sam likes to think of himself as Burton Barr Central Library — full of information you don't want, or at the very least, didn't know you needed until you heard it. Seriously, though, once you get past the awkward lingering smell of too many forgotten showers, the library shows its true beauty. And, much like the architectural masterpiece, Sam's chiseled specimen is a thing of beauty. But, not chiseled in the conventional sense, no. Sam is crafted in the exact shape of the Beacon of Books — with a slight bulge in the middle. And, whether or not you're looking for a conversation about urban governance, the state of professional sports media or the history of the modern folk music movement, you can be sure to find the information you need with Sam — or at Burton Barr. Sam is the five-story mind behind The Bearded Truth, which you can find here on DPJ Monday afternoons. He lives in the heart of the city with his beautiful wife, Kim.

Chrysalis Hosts Happy Hour at SideBar

March 30, 2009 | By

This Thursday, April 2nd, staff from Chrysalis Shelter will be hosting a happy hour event at SideBar from 6PM to 9PM. Mention Chrysalis to receive $1 off – on top of already great happy hour prices.

MADE Hosts Crafting Panel: From Hobby to Business

March 30, 2009 | By

MADE Art Boutique is hosting a crafting panel this Wedensday, April 1, at 6PM. Join “Crafty Chica” Kathy Murillo, Cyndi Coon and Lisa Jacobs to talk about marketing, crafting advice, techniques and strategies for your craft business.

Mayor Gordon & Community Plants Trees

March 30, 2009 | By

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon rolled up his sleeves Saturday to help fend off the effects of global warming.

The mayor joined volunteers who were planting 40 trees in downtown Phoenix to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Valley Forward Association, an organization that promotes efforts to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities.

Ear Candy on the Fringe

March 27, 2009 | By

A note from Nate & Ear Candy: Ear Candy is helping support the PHX:Fringe Festival with a Special Event at Phoenix Art Museum. We’ll have the MidFirst Bank Mobile Fundraising Van out collecting change to support Ear Candy music programs- they are matching every donation up to $1,000! Talent for the event will be plentiful. … Read more

Go Dark This Saturday For Earth Hour

March 27, 2009 | By

This Saturday, from 8PM – 10PM Arizona Science Center is hosting An Evening Under the Stars in Heritage Square (with Lights Out during Earth Hour from 8:30-9:30 p.m.). Join us, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Saguaro Astronomy Club & East Valley Astronomy Club as we celebrate Earth Hour with hands-on activities, educational information, handouts, take-aways and giveaways!

Coffee With The Mayor

March 25, 2009 | By

Join Mayor Gordon for a follow-up to his State of the City address, and hear about economic revitalization plans for Downtown Phoenix!

Take the Light Rail to the Central & Roosevelt station, then walk one block north.

Two Hippies Breakfast Joint Headed Downtown

March 25, 2009 | By

With last week’s abrupt closing of Palatte, I’ve heard several friends complain about the lack of breakfast options in Central Phoenix. But I guess the restaurant gods were listening, because I just found out about a brand-new spot that’s in the works: Two Hippies Breakfast Joint.

Postino On Central Now Open

March 25, 2009 | By

Postino, the popular neighborhood winecafé, will open its newest location on Monday, March 30 in the 1960’s building that housed Katz’s Deli for just shy of 30 years on Central Avenue. Similar to its first location, Postino Central will offer a casual yet upscale café filled with great food, inspired wines, friendly faces and good times. Perfect for a date night, girls’ night out, lunch or dinner with a friend or just chilling out, Postino Central is sure to become an uptown favorite.

Alta Phoenix Now Open

March 24, 2009 | By

Word on the street is that Alta Phoenix is now open and residents are moving in.  If you live there, drop us a line and a few pictures – we’d love to see what the inside looks like! Update: Here’s an email we just received- The time has come, we are opening our doors for… Read more

New Community Garden In Coronado Neighborhood

March 23, 2009 | By

Yesterday we broke ground for a new community garden. . This garden has been in its planning and approval stages for over 8 months so it was a quite a celebratory day! The Garden is located on the South Side of the Guru Nanak Dwara Ashram also home of Yoga Phoenix (a non-profit Kundalini Yoga Center) at the corner of 9th St and Oak in the Coronado Historic Neighborhood in Central Phoenix, AZ. We got approval about 2 weeks ago and yesterday got to gleefully get our hands all dirty with mama earth.