Scottsdale has been an innovative community throughout its history, and fire sprinklers have been required in all new homes since 1985. As a result, lives have been saved and other communities looks to Scottsdale as a role model. For more on the history of the requirement, watch this video: To learn more about Scottsdale's sprinkler … [Read more...] about Did you know all Scottsdale homes built since 1985 have fire sprinklers?
Phoenix has a pretty incredible park system that give hikers a chance to hike some pretty amazing desert terrain close to home. Last Sunday, I hiked Cholla Trail up the tail of Camelback Mountain. It's a challenging hike and well worth the time, if you are in condition, start early in the day, and bring plenty of water. From the top, you have 360 degree … [Read more...] about Hiking in the City
The newspaper said the weather patterns changed at 6 p.m. Tuesday, but I think it was the day before. Monday evening, all the convertibles had their tops down, and it's been months since it's been cool enough for that! The summers in Phoenix are hot. There's no doubt about that. Some people (me) love the summer, although by September, 110 degrees does … [Read more...] about On a Clear Day
Today, I watched a City of Scottsdale truck driving down the wrong side of the street in my neighborhood, lifting up the lids and looking into each trash can. Weird. So, I pulled over and stopped to talk with the driver. Frank told me that "yes, he was the trash police", and that his job was to make sure residents were bagging their trash, and that … [Read more...] about OMG… Trash Police? In Scottsdale?
I attended an reception for artist Matt Mays last night at the Brio Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale. Having met Matt through his work with children with special needs, it was wonderful to see his art work in person. About a month ago, I ran into Matt on a local bike path, and as we walked together, got to learn a little bit more about him. He shared … [Read more...] about Featured Artist – Matt Mays at Brio Fine Arts Center
Prevention magazine recently announced their top 100 rankings for great cities to fitness walk in. Scottsdale was placed #16 in this nationwide review. The rankings were based on a number of factors, including beauty, weather, and safety. Some of the the excellent places to walk and hike in Scottsdale include: The Indian Bend Wash, running the … [Read more...] about Scottsdale – A Great Place for Walking & Hiking
Weekend traffic in Phoenix can be a real challenge, since most major freeway work is done between Friday night and and Monday morning. You can sign up for email updates, which are typically published on Thursdays, to plan your weekend travel in advance and save some time. ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) has this great interactive map that … [Read more...] about Weekend Freeway Roadwork Map – Don’t leave home without it!