Gateway Academy Spring Fashion Show for Autism Awareness

Gateway Academy, which serves twice-exceptional students who have Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism, hosted a student spring fashion show in April at Gateway’s Phoenix campus to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The school offered a small breakfast for attendees, and then dozens of students from first through 12th grades strutted their best self-inspired fashions on the catwalk. The students used various materials, including buttons, fabrics, zippers and other props to create their one-of-a-kind look. The show was intended to celebrate and raise awareness during April’s Autism Awareness Month.

Polar Play Ice Bar Reopened

Polar Play Ice Bar is now open and fully renovated! Grab one of the parkas or extra lux faux fur coats and step inside a frozen wonderland filled with ice games, stunning ice sculptures and an icy lounge to kick back and relax in. Polar Play has two unique sides. If you’re looking to warm up, head into the Lodge “warm side” that features leather couches, a fireplace and games. In both areas, guests will be able to enjoy food and a “Hot Sauce,” “sloshies” and “coldtails” (alcoholic and non-alocholic).




Agents Compete in Olympiad for Charity

Each year, the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club hosts a charity sporting competition called Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children. Last year’s event raised more than $457,000. Typically, more than 700 participants turn out for the event. This year on April 5, residential and commercial real estate professionals went head-to-head at Scottsdale Stadium, all to raise money for two charities, Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Care Fund.




POMO Pizzeria Offers Healthy New Fare for Spring and Summer

As we head into to the warmer spring and summer months, it’s great to have some healthy options up your sleeve that the entire family will enjoy, like a light and tasty salmon salad. Pomo Pizzeria has you covered, with locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Gilbert. The signature style of Pomo Pizzeria creates an unparalleled pizza experience that combines authentic flavors with techniques handed down over generations.



Local Restaurant Hosts Pajama Drive for Children in Foster Care

Children in foster care are among our nation’s most vulnerable populations. There are more than 14,000 foster children in the state of Arizona. These kids often do not own much or anything, and it can be life-changing when a child receives a new pair of pajamas, toiletries or school supplies we often take for granted. In May, U.S. Egg is partnering with Arizona Helping Hands to host a pajama drive. Donations are accepted at any of the six U.S. Egg locations in the Valley.

Mastro’s Steakhouse to Host Mother’s Day Brunch May 12

The original Mastro’s Steakhouse in North Scottsdale is serving a special brunch for Mother’s Day.

Brunch will feature a Grand Buffet with fresh pastries and breads; crab cake or classic egg Benedicts; sliced-to-order prime beef; made-to-order omelets and waffles; lobster mashed potatoes; crab gnocchi; lobster bisque; smoked and roasted salmon; sushi towers; seasonal cheeses; and a cascading shellfish bar including chilled crab, lobster, shrimp and oysters. To finish, the restaurant will have a dessert station featuring individual sizes of their signature Warm Butter Cake, cheesecake, Sin Cake and other house-made assortments of sweets only available for brunch. The Mother’s Day brunch starts at 9 a.m. and is served until 2 p.m. Pricing is $95 per adult and includes endless mimosas, bloody marys and soft drinks. 


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort Mother’s Day Brunch Options

Palomino Ballroom – Executive Sous Chef Elton Ambrose

  • Fresh-pressed juice bar – Carrot Papaya, Kiwi Quencher, Ruby Fruit Reviver, Liquid Gold and Wheatgrass
  • Traditional brunch featuring East and West Coast oysters, clams, peel ‘n’ at shrimp, snow crab claws and omelet creations along with child-friendly options.

Taste of Ironwood American Kitchen – Executive Sous Chef Jason Allen

  • Local and organic offerings such as wild mushroom and asparagus risotto and artisanal pastas. Also seared tuna and smoker options.

Taste of BOURBON STEAK – Executive Chef Sara Garrant

  • Featuring the herb-crusted prime New York striploin  

Taste of LA HACIENDA – Executive Chef Richard Sandoval 

  • Featuring sweet corn tamales (mole verde, pepitas, pomegranate) and Maine lobster empanadas.

Taste of TORO – Executive Chef Fernando Fernandez

  • Featuring a hand-rolled sushi station

Sweet confections created by Executive Pastry Chef Denny Mohler and specialty drink specials available.

Restaurant reservations: 480.585.694. Seatings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults: $109 plus tax and service charge; children $49 plus tax and service charge; 5 and under eat free.