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Valley Insider’s Guide

With more than 200 combined years of Valley living, these prominent locals know the best things to see and do around our state. We asked for a few of their favorites—and though it was hard for them to decide—here’s what they had to say. (Be on the lookout for little-known Valley gems to try this summer.)

McDowell Sonoran Preserve


Amazing Dads

They taught us how to play catch in the backyard. And they let us dance on their toes at our weddings. So on Father’s Day, we want to show our dads how much they mean to us. Find out how these A-plus pops are able to make their children their priority and what they are most looking forward to on June 20.

 Tom Wells


Arizona’s 3rd Congressional Race

Since 1994, John Shadegg, Arizona’s 3rd Congressional incumbent, has played a pivotal role in Washington fighting for local issues. Now after 16 years in office, Congressman Shadegg has decided to not run for re-election; instead, he has chosen to retire. With the announcement of his retirement, seven congressional hopefuls entered the campaigning arena in search of our support and our vote. To help better acquaint our readers with those candidates in the running, Arizona Foothills Magazine has contacted the Congressional candidates with what are sure to be frequently asked questions. Here’s what the candidates had to say.


MASK Shows Students Danger of Texting and Driving

MASK (Mothers' Awareness on School-Age Kids) launched their final drill for the Paradise Valley School District 2009/2010 school year. The topic was the dangers of texting and driving and was held at Pinnacle High School in North Phoenix.

texting while driving


Sex and the City Parties

For many ladies, the highly anticipated sequel to “Sex and the City” has been building since the closing credits of the HBO series’ booming box office debut in 2008. Finally, after what seems like an eternity, the fab four are back—and trading the Big Apple for the Arabian Desert. On Thursday, May 27, slip into your favorite pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos and tap into your inner Carrie Bradshaw for a larger-than-life evening filled with your best gal pals and rose-colored cosmos. Here is how the Valley plans to spend the movie opening in style.


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