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Jan. 12 and 14: Phoenix Suns to Play at Mexico City Arena

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced that the Phoenix Suns will take on the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs in the first consecutive regular-season games in Mexico Jan. 12 and 14, respectively, at the Mexico City Arena. The games will mark the first time the league hosts two regular-season contests in Mexico in the same season. 

In addition to the games on the...

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July 30-Aug. 6: Valley Stores Host School-Supply Drives

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Uptown Cheapskate, an upscale thrift and resale store with four Phoenix-area locations, will be hosting a school supply drive for the children at Sojourner Center from Saturday, July 30 to Saturday, Aug. 6. Last year, Sojourner Center provided shelter and support to more than 1,200 women and children impacted by domestic violence.  Of those served on the campus, 52 percent were children.

“Sojourner Center is committed to addressing one of the significant gaps in the continuum of care in domestic...

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New General Manager Named for The County Club at DC Ranch

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Kyle Draper has returned to the team at The Country Club at DC Ranch as its new general manager.  Draper had served as the club’s clubhouse manager for six years prior to his appointment as the general manager/COO at Tucson Country Club. 

Hundreds of applications were submitted to the search firm of Kopplin & Kuebler for the position. At the end of the day, “Kyle’s strong food and beverage experience and training was the most important factor for us here at The Club,” says Janet Pennewell, club president.  “The Country Club at DC Ranch prides itself on its casual, friendly atmosphere and, as such, the food and beverage operation is very important...

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Tempe Business Hosts Water Drive

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Western Refining in Tempe is holding a water drive for the Valley's homeless population from now until July 22 to collect cases of water for A New Leaf, a local nonprofit organization that provides a broad spectrum of support services to help individuals and families in crisis.

The drive will conclude on Friday, July 22 at 8 a.m. at Western Refining’s Tempe office, located at 1250 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101.  Western Refining employees will present A New Leaf with the donated water during this event. Last...

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DC Ranch Chef Competes at Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show

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Scottsdale chef Lenard Rubin, CEC, executive chef at The Country Club at DC Ranch (pictured) in Scottsdale, will compete for the title of USA’s Chef of the Year against his regional counterparts during Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show, July 15-19 at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The national winner receives $5,000 and the title of 2016 U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year.

The competition takes place live on the trade show floor, with the chefs being cheered on by Cook. Craft. Create. attendees. The USA Chef of the Year award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions and established in 1963, recognizes an outstanding...

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