Scottsdale Mayor Announces Student Constitution Day Writing Contest
Aug18

Scottsdale Mayor Announces Student Constitution Day Writing Contest

Aug. 18, 2018 Courtesy City of Scottsdale   Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and recognition for winning entries Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane is again hosting a Constitution Day Contest to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1797, signing of the U. S. Constitution. “Every year, I receive many thoughtful and creative entries for our Constitution Day Contest,” said Mayor Lane. “With this contest, I...

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Community Events Calendar
Aug18

Community Events Calendar

The Peak’s calendar covers community events in Scottsdale and neighboring communities. Our local events include everything from local concerts, festivals, equestrian activities, to government events. On this page you can find or access: Events Calendar – a monthly summary of upcoming events Venue Websites – local organizations that organize and hold events Electronic Newsletters – a link to Newsletter Nook,...

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MIM Upcoming Concerts, August 17 & Beyond
Aug18

MIM Upcoming Concerts, August 17 & Beyond

August 17, 2017 The concerts at the Musical Instrument Museum’s Music Theater feature a variety of genres performed in the acoustic intimacy of MIM’s 300-seat theater. For concert information, click below. MIM Upcoming Concerts (PDF) New shows are continuously added. For the current schedule visit http://www.mim.org. The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the...

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Music in the Air
Aug18

Music in the Air

August 18, 2017 By Les Conklin The Peak currently has many articles and press releases about upcoming musical concerts. I don’t have time to describe all the concerts and I doubt you would read all the descriptions anyway. Instead, I’ve provided a list of the articles and I’ll let you choose the ones you want to review. There are more musical events described in the magazine. You will find them in Community Events,...

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First Day in School: Dreaded Day by Manuel Germano
Aug18

First Day in School: Dreaded Day by Manuel Germano

Updated: August, 18, 2017 Prologue As my grandchildren head off to college, high school and middle school, I am reminded of “Duke” Germano  and the remarkable article that begins below. It is an incredible story. I hope my grandkids read it and I hope you do too. Manuel Daniel Germano did not go to school until he was seven, when he was “sent away” to Perkins School of the Blind, originally named the Asylum for...

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Scottsdale Update Newsletter, August 17
Aug17

Scottsdale Update Newsletter, August 17

August 17, 2017 Courtesy City of Scottsdale For City of Scottsdale headlines, news, video of the week, events, and information, including contact information, for city programs and services, click below. Scottsdale Update Newsletter (PDF)   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are...

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Sneak Peeks: Road Scholars Award
Aug15

Sneak Peeks: Road Scholars Award

August 15, 2017 By Les Conklin Look at the picture of the building to the right, a landmark in Providence, Rhode Island. Do you see the statue of a man at the very top? When I was a boy, I was riding past that building with my grandparents when my grandmother. who had traced our family’s history, pointed out of the car window and exclaimed, “That is your ancestor, Roger Williams ((1603 – 1683), up there. He founded...

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Get ready for solar eclipse on August 21st.
Aug15

Get ready for solar eclipse on August 21st.

August 14, 2017 Courtesy Cave Creek Unified School District   The Director of Education & Community Services, Gina Durbin, has put together some helpful information regarding the upcoming Solar Eclipse. Click on the link below to view the document (Sun glasses not required to click). NASA Solar Eclipse Information Julia Scotto Executive Assistant to Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent & Governing Board Cave Creek Unified...

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Desert Edge: DDCS Submits Plan to Scottsdale City Council
Aug15

Desert Edge: DDCS Submits Plan to Scottsdale City Council

August 1, 2017 Courtesy of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Nonprofit group submits Desert EDGE plan to Scottsdale City Council Long-envisioned project has new name, smarter footprint and global reach– with no new taxes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Aug. 1, 2017) — An interpretive desert education center that has been envisioned for nearly 30 years at the perimeter of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve has emerged with recommendations for a...

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Scottsdale Notification – Desert Discovery Meetings, Neighborhood College Fall Classes
Aug15

Scottsdale Notification – Desert Discovery Meetings, Neighborhood College Fall Classes

August 9, 2017 Courtesy City of Scottsdale Mark your calendar for Desert Discovery Center meetings. The proposed DDC concept will be available for community review at a series of meetings in August and September, culminating with the City Council Study Session in late September. The opportunities in August include: • 4 p.m. Aug. 10 – Joint McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission & Tourism Development Commission Study Session...

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