Healing Cross Project

This foundation came out of devastating loss — the loss of a child. Sometimes though, our deepest wounds can bring about our greatest achievements. This incredible foundation brings light to the issue of everyday human suffering. Whether grief, depression, disease, addiction, or something else, this project spreads the word that “You are NEVER alone in this journey called life!” To donate, request a cross, or find out more information about this amazing foundation, visit HealingCrossProject.com. And from the wounded heart of a loving mother, “I implore all people to work together toward the common good of others. Do something that matters.”

Scottsdale Resident Katie L. Richards Releases New Book

Katie L. Richards is a blessed wife, a mom of two girls and a serial entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience in the health, fitness and nutrition industry. In June 2018, she released her new book, “Kale and Kegels: Helping Women Experience a Healthier, Happier Motherhood.”  She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and holds three certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, including Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Weight Loss Specialist. Let her help get you on the right track so you too can experience a healthier, happier motherhood. KaleAndKegels.com

ASU Hall-of-Famer and All-American Named NDP’s Head Volleyball Coach

The Notre Dame Prep Saints have hired Amanda Burbridge to run the volleyball program at the Catholic preparatory high school, located in Scottsdale. Burbridge will take over as the varsity girls volleyball head coach for the 2018-19 season. 

“The vision Amanda presented for our volleyball program during this search, as well as the character, integrity and leadership skills she displayed as the assistant coach last season makes her the right coach for the Saints,” says NDP Athletic Director Mark Cisterna. 

Amanda has 14 years of volleyball coaching experience and opened Revolution Volleyball Academy in Phoenix six years ago, where she trains volleyball athletes from ages 9 to 18. 

As a former Arizona State University Sun Devil, Amanda was named Most Valuable Player and team captain in 1998, 1999 and 2000. She holds three records at ASU and was named first team All PAC-10 Conference all four years while attending Arizona State University. In 2010, she was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame.

“I love the culture at NDP and the sense of family that is evident here. I’m looking forward to a great season,” Amanda says.


Notre Dame Prep Imagines Bright Future for Students

More than 660 people filled the banquet hall at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort on May 5 for the Notre Dame Preparatory Imagine Auction and Fashion Show. The event raised money for school improvements, scholarships and enhancements to Notre Dame Prep’s STEM, arts, clubs and athletic programs.

Parents and Notre Dame Prep’s administration use this event to celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class. The evening included a spring fashion show and several promotional videos. Local “auctiontainer” Letitia Frye was the emcee for the evening and helped the school reach its fundraising goals.

Sharks Invade OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium is having its first-ever Summer of Sharks through the month of July. With more than 40 sharks and nine species living in the aquarium, guests are invited to marvel at the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona. Guests can see an incredible diversity of sharks: exotic-looking scalloped hammerheads, 300-pound lemon sharks, scalloped hammerheads, bonnethead sharks and more. Other attractions include the Sharks of the Deep exhibit, “Underwater Giants” movie and the Living Sea Carousel. OdySeaAquarium.com

Chula Seafood to Open Second Location in Uptown Phoenix

Famed local fishmongers Jon Heflin and Hogan Jamison of Chula Seafood Fresh Fish Market + Restaurant are excited to announce an all-new storefront coming to Phoenix’s Uptown Plaza this fall. Founded in San Diego in 2009 to bring fresh-hooked, sustainably harvested seafood to the Valley, this proudly independent seafood company opened its first market and restaurant in Scottsdale in 2015. Now, in response to overwhelming demand, Chula’s owners (who are both Uptown Phoenix natives) are bringing the state’s freshest fish, shellfish and an expanded menu of deliciously prepared meals to this red-hot, revitalized mid-century modern shopping center at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road.

8015 E. Roosevelt St., 480.621.5121, ChulaSeafood.com

Angels Trumpet Ale House to Open Second Location in Arcadia

Local restaurateurs Sharry and Mat Englehorn of Angels Trumpet Ale House in downtown Phoenix are proud to announce an all-new location coming in early August to the heart of Arcadia. Named Angels Trumpet Arcadia, this stylish second location now under construction will share the same building with the couple’s newest passion project, a craft cocktail lounge named Tall Glass.

Housed inside a revitalized mid-century modern space that was formerly a Sears Auto Center, Angels Trumpet Arcadia/Tall Glass is located at 2339 N. 44th St. 

The couple also plans to eventually open a small microbrewery onsite, which Mat describes as, “an intimate brewer’s playground, where we’ll make the sort of beers that we like to drink.”

“We live right around the corner, so we’ve had our eye on this building for years,” says Sharry. “We know from personal experience that this stretch of South Arcadia is missing a fun and welcoming all-day hangout, where you can pop in for a tasty lunch or sip drinks on the patio and watch the sunset on Camelback Mountain.”

“A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature” at Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s immersive new exhibit, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, exposes and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world and is generously supported locally by APS and located in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery.

Guests will explore a seemingly infinite repeating pattern of mirrors in this exhibition created by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Navigating through twists and turns and around dead ends, maze explorers will ultimately discover a small secret room with bonus puzzles, imagery and artifacts and can get hands-on with the exhibition’s interactive features. 

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature will give visitors an entirely new, and completely fascinating, perspective on the natural world around us,” says Chevy Humphrey, The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO of Arizona Science Center. AZScience.org