March 30, 2016

Desert Foothills Land Trust’s “Sonoran Stars” Fundraiser Set for Saturday, April 23 at Los Cedros USA

Event hosted at spectacular Scottsdale equestrian facility and features dinner under Western skies, live auction, jazz music and more

CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE/SCOTTSDALE – Guests to this year’s Sonoran Stars event to benefit Desert Foothills Land Trust will be treated to a fabulous evening on Saturday, April 23. The non-profit organization, which works to protect the beautiful landscape of our fragile Sonoran Desert, will hold the event at the elegant Los Cedros USA equestrian facility at 8700 E. Black Mountain Road in north Scottsdale.

March 30, 2016

Desert Foothills Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society presents guest speaker Hugh Grinnell April 13th

Hugh Grinnell, an Arizona Humanities speaker, presents The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park. The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man disappeared before his eyes in a very short amount of time. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, hide hunters, and a disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society to save non-game birds from extinction due to feather collections used in ladies hats, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt an important friend, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park as well as lobbying for other parks.

March 30, 2016

“Golf-Fore-Charity” – April 25

The 15th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity is brought to you by the Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus. The event brings together over 50 foursomes on two of North Scottsdale’s premier private golf courses: Troon Country Club and Desert Highlands Country Club on April 25th featuring Holes-in-One for cars and $10,000. There’s a live and silent auction and dinner. Plus non golfing afternoon guests will be treated to “Glamour on the Green” providing fashion, make up and skin care demonstrations as well as wine, auctions and dinner.

March 30, 2016

Saving Monarch butterflies, one garden at a time

“Monarch butterflies have reached a critical point in their survival as a species. Loss of habitat throughout the US has increased dramatically in recent decades due to expanding urbanization and agriculture,” says Steve Plath.

On April 16, Carefree Desert Gardens welcomes Steve and Julie Plath, owners of Signature Botanica LLC. They will share how a carefully planted home garden can have a profound effect on this trend by providing a refuge and habitat for breeding Monarchs. Their nursery, in Morristown, Arizona, produces native plants for ecological restoration used throughout the state and provides milkweeds for Monarch Watch and Southwest Monarch Study.

March 30, 2016

Stephen Bullington inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

PHOENIX, AZ (March 17, 2016) – Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce that Partner, Stephen Bullington has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which is one of the premier legal associations in North America.

March 30, 2016

Arizona’s baby bald eagle season is here

Biologists begin banding nestlings

PHOENIX – It’s two female offspring for proud bald eagles nesting at Lake Pleasant, as Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists discovered yesterday. The discovery was made during the department’s efforts to place identification bands on the eaglets before the birds fledge and leave the nest.

Each year as part of a highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in Arizona, department biologists band as many nestlings as possible. Last year, nearly half of all the nestlings that reached fledging age had been banded. The identification bands help biologists learn more about population demographics and the species’ migration, reproduction and nesting behavior.

March 30, 2016

“Beat the Heat” donations support homebound seniors

Last summer, legally-blind senior citizen Lucy Davis was just one of the nearly 200 residents who received a “Beat the Heat” care package.

Lucy said items contained in the package make a real difference in her ability to get by during the summer. The visit by Scottsdale social workers to deliver the items is also welcomed by Lucy, who enjoys the company.

Every June, the Via Linda and Granite Reef senior centers provide bags of necessary supplies for isolated, frail and homebound seniors.  

March 30, 2016

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table presents S.C. “Sam” Gwynne April 19

“Stonewall Jackson: One of The Civil War’s Great Transformations” will be presented by S.C. “SAM” Gwynne at 6:40 p.m. on April 19 in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium.

S.C. “Sam” Gwynne is the author of two acclaimed books on American history: Empire of the Summer Moon,” which spent 82 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, which was published in September 2014.  It was also a New York Times Bestseller and was named a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award.  

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