Manly Things To Do This Summer

 Troon North Golf Club  Perched upon the rolling high desert hills in North Scottsdale, Troon North Golf Club offers a classic desert golf experience second to none. Test out your swing amongst the ravines and foothills of the Sonoran Desert, where natural giant boulders dot the desert terrain and the shadowing Pinnacle Peak Mountain creates a breathtaking Southwest vista to…

Audi Q5 Diesel has Fuel Economy and Performance

Clean diesel power appeals to drivers on two levels: performance and fuel economy. Audi’s midsize utility vehicle, the Q5, is available with five powertrains, ranging from a 2.0-liter turbo to the supercharged V-6 in the sporty SQ5, but the one that catches my eye is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6.

A Tribute To Dad

My father, Lawrence Gibbilini, was born on the north side of Chicago in 1918. When the crash of '29 sent the country spiraling into the great depression, Dad, along with his six younger brothers and sisters, helped make ends meet by selling their mother's pizza door-to-door; some say the first pizza delivery ever.

Grayhawk’s Annual BBQ in the Park

Hundreds of neighbors gathered to enjoy the festivities sponsored by Andrew Bloom and David Van Omen of REMAX for the last 14 years. Grayhawk is known for its friendly neighborhood parks and this is one event people don't ever miss.

Scottsdale Firefighters Charities

I believe that giving and kindness are both contagious and prolific. And once you give back, it’s difficult to stop. To prove my point, I present the Scottsdale Firefighters Charities (SFC), a charity run by people who already give, risk and sacrifice on a daily basis.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Relatively new to the Scottsdale burger scene, Hopdoddy Burger Bar has definitely shown they know what it takes to make a great burger. They’re the proud recipients of the 2014 and 2015 Best Burger award given at the Scottsdale Culinary Burger Battle. The executive management partners know a lot about what is needed to create a successful restaurant, thanks to legendary…

French’s Meat Shoppe

The German sausage kitchens of Central Minnesota are certainly a long way from the Valley of the Sun, but after years of cutting meat in shops in and around the Twin Cities area, Dick Liddy had a hunch nearly 40 years ago that the skills he had honed, coupled with a strong Midwestern work ethic, could translate to success in…

Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report Could Save You Money

Recently, a jury awarded Julie Miller $18.6 million from a credit reporting agency for failing to correct inaccurate information on her credit report. According to the findings, the lack of action by the agency resulted in missed credit opportunities for Miller, a damaged reputation and the inability to obtain credit to help her disabled brother—a very costly mistake.

Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced that North Scottsdale’s AXA Advisors Southwest was named a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for its dedication to volunteerism, fundraising and community service. 

June 2015 Around Town

Just in time for Father’s Day, Sprinkles Cupcakes is featuring their tasty DAD box. Topped with special DAD decorations and sealed with a “DAD Digs Cupcakes” sticker, the box features an assortment of peanut butter chip, red velvet, black and white and vanilla milk chocolate cupcakes. The DAD box will be available at Sprinkles from June 19 to 21. Sprinkles…

A “Pro-State” of Mind

President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks Derrick Hall made a name for himself in baseball for his pioneering spirit, driving determination and always-positive attitude. However, on the morning of September 17, 2011, Hall received the devastating news that he had prostate cancer. After a long and tearful conversation with his wife, Hall made the bold decision to go public with the…

June 2015 Publisher’s Letter

As your new publisher, I would like to sincerely thank the many people who have welcomed me into the community. I look forward to meeting many more of you.

Run the Runway Race

Scottsdale Airpark closed off its runway for the third annual race, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Playworks, a nonprofit organization. More than 1,500 participants raised $50,000.