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Scottsdale Sister City

Scottsdale Vibes

Release Date: 05/01/2023

Courtney Fox, Local Yogi show art Courtney Fox, Local Yogi

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You might recognize the face before the name but Courtney Fox is no stranger to the limelight. Quitting corporate America in 2015, Courtney decided her passion was going to become her purpose and became a full time yoga instructor.As a former state champion competitive gymnast, Courtney understands the balance between effort and surrender.  She wanted to help others learn the importance and benefits of yoga. Making yoga more than just a one-off thing but making it a habit in your life.    Saturday, December 9th: Alo & Modern Yoga Series at The Westin Kierland Resort and...

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Gateway Academy show art Gateway Academy

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When we talk about education we all agree that we want the best for our kids. But sometimes kids need special attention and can’t fit into the general education system. Kids that high-functioning autistic kids or children with asperger's syndrome. That’s where Robin Sweet & Anthony Terrill of Gateway Academy are here to help. Robin started this school 18 years ago when she and her family moved here with her 3 kids. After learning that her son had high-functioning autism and aspergers she tried everything to get the public school to work for him. But he just couldn’t succeed. So what...

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Happy Thanksgiving show art Happy Thanksgiving

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This week we hear from our sposnors on their favorite Thanksgiving traditions, what their plans on for this year and more. We also have Shawn Shackelton check in with us on how the real estate market is going.    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hope you spend it with friends and family and enjoy the time together.  It's a magical time of year and no other place goes as big as the Fairmount Princess. Be sure to get your tickets quick!  Reserve your spot for Santa pictures at Scottsdale Quarter.  Check out all the great events the City of Scottsdale is putting on this...

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St. Vincent de Paul show art St. Vincent de Paul

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St. Vincent de Paul of AZ started in 1946 with a mission to feed, cloth, house and heal individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help all while providing meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion. Ryan Corry was 10 yrs old when he was volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul. As a 10 yr old he wondered why there were more people in need than there were volunteers. That question carried him through life where he is now the Chief Philanthropy officer for St Vincent de Paul.  Find out how you can help...

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Cynthia Sassi with Fabulous Arizona show art Cynthia Sassi with Fabulous Arizona

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Let’s face it, we are one of the luckiest people to live here in beautiful Scottsdale. Especially now that the temps have dropped, we get to spend late nights outside and the city is thriving with events, parties and more. One person that know how Fabulous this city can be is none other than Cynthia Sassi of Fabulous AZ. Cynthia Sassi. Cynthia started the online publication Fabulous AZ back in 2010. After years of dedication, determination and hard work, the site blew up when COVID hit and everyone was at home looking for things to do. Cynthia now has more than just fabulous AZ and is...

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Million Dollar Teacher Project show art Million Dollar Teacher Project

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If there is ONE thing that most people can agree on, it’s quality education for all. And Arizona seems to always be in the news when it comes to our education system. Lloyd Hopkins is an author, philanthropist and organizational leader with extensive experience in community and nonprofit work. He has worked in and around education for 18 years. He graduated from Arizona State University with his degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and took his passion for ensuring quality education for all to launch the teacher recruitment and retention program, Million Dollar Teacher Project. In...

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Ricky Cooper & Sterling Jones, Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship show art Ricky Cooper & Sterling Jones, Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship

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Scottsdale’s Season is about to kick off with the annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Match happening Nov 4th at WestWorld. The hats, fashion and who’s who’s brings a lot of attention to the day, but there is a big match going on and we wouldn’t be there without the amazing players and teams that travel from all around the world. One of those being the captain of the Wales Polo Team, Ricky Cooper.  And, you’ve seen him on NCIS, Gray’s Anatomy or S.W.A.T, just to name a few. If anything, you’re about to see him at this year’s Bentley Polo Match playing for Team USA PRIDE....

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Janet Cussler and her adventurous life with Clive Cussler show art Janet Cussler and her adventurous life with Clive Cussler

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I’d say many of us like to live life to its fullest. That could be an adventure, time with family, a good trip or maybe a new Packard car if you’re Janet Cussler. Janet Cussler worked in the fine arts industry before meeting her husband, NYT best selling author, Clive Cussler. Clive was known for his adventure seeing character Dirk Pitt. But Janet’s life with Clive was an adventure in real life.  Calendar of Events Saturday, Oct 21 from 2-5 come to the AZ Boardwalk for a FREE family fun event. Dress in costume for the big contest. Meet local vendors while trick-or-treating. Be sure...

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Scottsdale Festivals Begin show art Scottsdale Festivals Begin

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With the weather cooling down that can only mean one thing for Scottsdale, it's event season! Kicking it off a coupel weeks ago with Scottsdale Fashion Week, we are so excited for all the fun events, parties and more to begin. This week we have Macaroni Kid, Veronica Leon at the table to tell us about all the exciting things happening this month. Including her own fall festival at AZ Boardwalk on Oct 21. And, you are still like me and always curious what's happening in the real estate market? Then be sure to tune in to hear Shawn Shackelton on what's going on how and if you're are ready to buy...

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Scottsdale Acting Scene show art Scottsdale Acting Scene

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Growing up in Long Island, NY Adrianna Licitra knew she wanted to be an actress since she was a little girl. She secured some jobs as a child but as she grew up, her fear and lack of confidence took the best of her. She gave up her childhood dreams and went to journalism school instead. But it was that nagging desire of her childhood dream to be that actress and model that never went away. She’s currently has a role in the series Scottsdale, already slated to film season two next year, and the feature film 12 Steps to Recovery, currently making the feature film festivals and writing her own...

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Golf really is life to so many here in AZ. We’ve talked about it before with the AZ Golf Association but today is a little different. I’m excited to talk about this event coming up to support one of Scottsdale’s sister cities, Killarney Ireland. JoAnn Garner is the Chair of the Killarney Committee for Scottsdale Sister Cities Assn.  and Coordinator of the Student Golf Exchange, which we’ll dive into here in a minute. And we also have Mackenzie Shane, 2023-24 Irish Colleen, who is a beneficiary of this year’s Golf Scramble. 

Calendar of Events 

Inaugural Irish Golf Scramble for Scottsdale Sister & St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire
Join Scottsdale Sister Cities and the Valley’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire on May 12, 2023, for a day of golf and Irish fun at the Silverado Golf Club in Scottsdale. With your participation, they are educating our young Arizona Irish Community and building the next generation of Arizona ambassadors to Ireland. Deadline is May 5 to register for the May 12 tournament. 

McCormick-Stillman RR Concert Series

Happening every Sunday night from 7-830 through the end of June. They have a different theme each weekend with multiple food trucks as well. It’s a FREE event and an easy way to get that last bit of energy out before bed. We all know what that’s like, parents. 

Kentucky Derby 

Get out your fancy hats and mint juleps and watch the fastest race for a party. If you’re not lucky enough to be at Churchill Downs this year, then there are plenty of places to enjoy the show here in Scottsdale. The Fairmont Princess, Andaz of Scottsdale and The Phoenician are all hosting events. Find one that fits your fancy and go have a good time.