Voice of Scottsdale, June 16: DDC, One Issue Candidates, Facts Soon
Jun16

Voice of Scottsdale, June 16: DDC, One Issue Candidates, Facts Soon

June 16, 2017 One of the leaders of the opposition to Scottsdale’s Desert Discovery Center might be running for the Scottsdale City Council. Which one? Is a single issue candidate electable? In about 1 1/2 months, the proposed design of the Desert Discovery Design will be presented. That means we will have facts, figures, illustrations, and plans to look at an discuss. How that influence the political calculus? Click below to...

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Write Stuff: The Wise Old Owl
Jun16

Write Stuff: The Wise Old Owl

June 11, 2017 Editorial Note. Be sure to enter the 2017 Write Stuff Contest. The Grand Prize is a stay for two at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, including breakfast at the resort’s Proof Restaurant.  For complete information, click on the link below. The piece below won second place in the 2004 Write Stuff Contest. J. Douglas Hinds, the author, went on to become a regular contributor of western poetry to The...

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Can you pass this college admission test from the 1890s?
Jun16

Can you pass this college admission test from the 1890s?

June 12, 2017 Contributed by Claude H. Trottier, University of Rhode Island, ’60 Here are the requirements for admission to the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts for September 1893. The College, which later became the University of Rhode Island,  had opened the year before. Note.  Dear reader, I assume this was a closed-book exam and in 1893 they did not have access to a calculator or Google. Good luck....

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Book Review: Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Jun16

Book Review: Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

June 11, 2017 By Les Conklin Hold on there! No so fast. Have you read Yuval Noah Harari’s best seller “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind”  If you’ve not read it, then put this review aside and read Harari’s blockbuster New York Times best seller, “Sapiens.” “Sapiens” describes the rise of our species from an insignificant position in the animal kingdom to a position of dominance over the world’s other living things....

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NEWSLETTER NOOK
Jun16

NEWSLETTER NOOK

Newsletter Nook Newsletters and announcements provide current news from local  organizations and sponsors, in their own words.  In Newsletter Nook, you can: Review recent announcements and editions to newsletters by month Review all Peak articles for newsletters and announcements included in Newsletter Nook Subscribe to newsletters. For descriptions of upcoming events view the Community Events Calendar. NEWSLETTERS   Click on the link...

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Scottsdale Update Newsletter, June 15
Jun16

Scottsdale Update Newsletter, June 15

June 15, 2017 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) New shows are continuously added. For the current schedule visit http://www.mim.org. 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...

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MIM Theater Upcoming Concerts, June 15 & Beyond
Jun16

MIM Theater Upcoming Concerts, June 15 & Beyond

June 15, 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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Shop  Amazon  and Support GPPA
Jun15

Shop Amazon and Support GPPA

You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Greater Pinnacle Peak (Homeowners) Association. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association, Friends of the Scenic Drive, and The Peak magazine by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.   THANK YOU! The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak...

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Enter Summer Fun Photo Contest: Win Stay at Four Seasons Resort
Jun15

Enter Summer Fun Photo Contest: Win Stay at Four Seasons Resort

Terrific Prizes! Announcing The Peak’s 14th Annual Summer Fun Photography Contest Fun, Get Prizes, Published, and Recognition Time to start clicking or digging through your favorite photographs.  It’s time for The Peak’s Summer Fun Photography  Contest. It’s free, easy to enter and there are five opportunities to win. Prizes are being awarded based on categories. Judges will select one winner for each four categories  and...

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Summer Fun Write Stuff Contest Underway: Win a Stay at the Four Seasons Resort
Jun15

Summer Fun Write Stuff Contest Underway: Win a Stay at the Four Seasons Resort

The Coolest Prizes Yet! Announcing The Peak’s 14th Annual Summer Fun Photography Contest Fun, Get Prizes, Published, and Recognition It’s time for The Peak’s ever-popular Summer Fun  Write Stuff contest. It’s free and easy to enter. You have until midnight, Sunday, August 27, 2017 to enter. You have four opportunities to win. Judges will select one winner for each of three entry categories category and a grand prize for...

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