Congrats, Arizona Rattlers!


This weekend the Arizona Rattlers--Best of Our Valley winner for Best Pro Sports Team--defeated the Cleveland Gladiators 72-32 in the Arena Football League's (AFL) ArenaBowl XXVII at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, officially making them threepeat champs. ArenaBowl XXVII marks the team's third-consecutive ArenaBowl title and fifth in franchise history with championships in 1994, 1997, 2012 and 2013. The Rattlers are the second team in AFL history to win three-straight titles and the second franchise to win five ArenaBowl titles. Congrats, team!


On Sale Now: Polar Express Tickets

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All aboard! Tickets for Grand Canyon Railway's holiday-themed train ride, The Polar Express, are now on sale. Based on the popular children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express, the trains will leave the station nightly at 5:30 p.m. from Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, and select matinees will be offered throughout the season as well. The trip will feature hot chocolate, cookies, a special reading of the book, and a visit from Santa (among other fun touches for the whole family).


Yetta Gibson Kicks Off The NOW Arizona


yetta gibsonOn August 25, Valley personality Yetta Gibson is kicking off The NOW Arizona on ABC15. The NOW Arizona is a fast-moving news show that airs at 4 p.m. and will cover top news trends around Arizona and in social media. Viewers will also be invited to take action and join the daily conversation across digital platforms.

“Yetta immediately connects with people,” says Pat Costello, News Director at ABC15. “Her comfortable style and passion for telling great stories reaches out and draws us in. We’re happy she decided to be part of the ABC15 family.”


Jonathan Adler Opens at Biltmore Fashion Park

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Jonathan Adler will open its 27th boutique worldwide next Friday, August 22, at Phoenix's Biltmore Fashion Park at 10 a.m. “Arizona is one of the most stunning places in the world, and Biltmore Fashion Park is a refreshing oasis in the desert. I’m thrilled to be opening in Arizona and to be bringing style, craft, and joy to the Wild West,” Adler says.

The new store will be the fourth largest Jonathan Adler store in the world and will feature:

  • The fullest assortment of lighting of any of the brand's stores.
  • Complete range of home decor, furniture, rugs, tabletop collections, bedding, gifts, candles and more.
  • The fashion accessories collection - handbags, wallets, scarves, tech cases, men's neckwear and legware.
  • Complimentary in-home design consultations, a design-your-own program to create custom rugs, pillows and throws and custom upholstery program.

Troon Country Club to Host AZ Open and AZ Senior Open

Troon Country Club - AZ Open 2014

Troon Country Club will host the PGA Southwest Section’s 2014 Arizona Open and Arizona Senior Open.

Troon Country Club's elite golf course, touted as Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf’s first ever design, has played host to the United States Mid-Amateur Championship, Arizona Open, Ping Pro Scratch, and the Merrill Lynch Shoot Out. The championship layout will once again challenge competitors of the Arizona Open held August 21-23, along with the Arizona Senior Open the previous week from August 13-14.  

“The members and staff at Troon Country Club are excited to demonstrate what makes our club truly special,” says Rich Carter, general manager, Troon Country Club. “Hosting the Arizona Open and Arizona Senior Open creates a unique opportunity for us to share our friendly, classic-casual atmosphere and the superb layout and conditions of our championship golf course with players and visitors alike.”

Participation in the Arizona Senior Open and Arizona Open is available to both amateurs and professionals with a handicap index of 4.6 or less. For additional information on entry fees and to register to play in the event, visit www.southwest.pga.com/arizonaopen for the Arizona Open and www.southwest.pga.com/arizonasenioropen for the Arizona Senior Open.

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