McCormick Ranch Railroad Park

I grew up in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and I have a plethora of fond childhood memories of the McCormick Ranch Railroad Park. It really is a gem in the middle of the city. One that I frequent with my own children now. The park has two playgrounds, a train museum, two trains to ride, including […]

My Family Friendly Scottsdale

You already know that Scottsdale is a great place to dine, enjoy nightlife, golf and live a resort lifestyle. What you may not know is that it is also extremely family friendly. I am a married thirty something with two beautiful kids and have lived in and around Scottsdale my entire life. That is why […]

Astronomy Evening in Scottsdale

On Friday, April 17, 2015, at 7:30 PM, at Pinnacle Peak Park (map),  the City of Scottsdale will be hosting a really unique event, Astronomy Evenings. Enjoy a beautiful desert evening under the stars and learn about some of the objects visible in the night sky. Registration is required. Please call 480.312.0990 to register or […]

Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection 2015

The City of Scottsdale will begin collecting Christmas trees curbside January 5th – 10th 2015. The city will not collect any artificial trees or trees with ornaments or lights on as well. If you want to leave your tree up for a few more days you can drop it off on January 10th at these […]

Fourth of July Events Around Scottsdale

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it the time to celebrate the independence of this great country but it is also a time for picnics, grilling, family and fireworks. While it is warm in the Valley in July there are many ways to still enjoy the celebrations and […]

San Francisco Giants 2014 Home Spring Training Schedule

Growing up in the Scottsdale area I have a lot of great memories of sitting in the sun with my father watching spring training holding my glove just hoping for the opportunity to catch a foul ball. Spring Training truly is a great time of year in Scottsdale. There is an abundance of beautiful weather, […]

Homes for sale near Scottsdale Stadium

Scottsdale Stadium is the Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants and is situated on the edge of Old Town Scottsdale. There is a good mix of homes near the stadium anything from an upscale modern condo to a 1960’s built red brick Hallcraft home. There are excellent schools, shopping, parks, walking/biking paths and […]

2014 Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection

Now is the time that the Christmas tree comes down, the holiday comes to an end and the new year begins. So, what do you do with that old tree anyway? Recycle it, of course. Scottsdale’s citywide Christmas Tree Roundup is the week of January 6-11, 2014 so have your stand, ornament and light free […]

Upcoming Scottsdale Shred events.

Update: This list has been updated with the 2017-2018 dates. Note they are not always on the first or last Saturday.  The events will be on Saturdays from 7-10am at the same location mentioned below. October 7th, 2017 November 4th, 2017 December 2, 2017 January 6th, 2018 February 10th, 2018 March 3rd, 2018 April 7th, […]

Scottsdale Library…’Where The Wild Things Are’

I don’t know about you but the art of Maurice Sendek and the book Where the Wild Things Are bring back a flood of childhood memories, so I am very excited that this exhibit is going to be free and so close to home. The Scottsdale Civic Center Library is hosting the “Where the Wild […]