Barrett-Jackson 2020

classic carLocal car-lovers, it’s time to get excited for the 49th Annual Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale. The automotive event of the year returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale from January 11-19th, 2020. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.

Highlighting the 2020 Scottsdale Auction’s extended prime time hours on Friday and Saturday are nine prestigious collections, 11 coveted Ford GTs, a collection of celebrity-owned vehicles and the world’s largest gathering of professionally built Resto-Mods, all selling at No Reserve. Guests wishing to attend the event after 5pm Wednesday, January 15, through Saturday, January 18, can get exclusive prime-time ticket pricing online and at the gate.

This year Barrett-Jackson will be increasing its commitment to safety. Security officers will be checking and tagging all bags at the auction entrance, and guests will be screened for weapons and contraband. Also, guests will only be permitted to enter the auction site with clutch purses that do not exceed 6.5” x 4.5” or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” (or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags).

The 2020 Scottsdale Auction Docket is available to view online. To receive more information on becoming a bidder or purchase tickets for the 2020 Scottsdale auction or consign for future 2020 auctions, visit

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Glendale Glitters

snowmenGlendale Glitters has become an annual family tradition across the Valley and Arizona! The stunning display of 1.6 million LED lights illuminates sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, located at 58th and Glendale avenues. The glittering magic of Glendale’s 26th annual holiday light display will remain lit nightly through January 11th, 2020, from 5 – 10pm.

Traditional festival favorites, including holiday entertainment, food, seasonal gifts, a children’s snowfield, holiday storytelling will be at Glendale Glitters, as well as a Home Depot Kids Workshop and Santa Claus!

Parking is availalbe at City Hall, at 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive, and the Bank of America Building, at 58th and Glenn Drives. Surface street parking will also be availalbe. For more information about Glendale Glitters, call the special event hotline at 623-930-2299.

Our mild winter temperatures make events like Glendale Glitters an enjoyable evening to be spent outside. Do you know of someone who is planning to relocate to the Valley of the Sun? I’m a local area expert and I can help find new residents a home that meets their needs and lifestyle. 602-329-7782


Second Annual Fall Festival Recap

February Food Events and Festivals in the West Valley 

Whether you are visiting this February or planning to buy a home in the west valley, what matters most is, you are arriving at the right time of the year.  February in Phoenix is filled with lots of exciting food events and festivals. We’re talking about an all-festival dedicated to chocolate, burgers, and tacos plus beer, spirits and wine that will totally change your outlook of the west valley

We have put together a few of the major February food events and festivals in Phoenix, Glendale, and Peoria. If you are coming to the west valley or already there make sure you don’t miss these exciting festivals, hurry and get your tickets, some are already running and the time is ticking.

Glendale Chocolate Affaire1. Glendale Chocolate Affaire (Feb. 3-5)
Chocolate Affaire is an all chocolate festival specially organized for chocolate lovers. The Chocolate Affaire is specially organized by valley chocolate makers and bakery and be sure the Murphy in downtown Glendale will be filled with all sorts of chocolate treats that you will be glad you attended. Exciting Games are also organized by Cerreta Candy company for the kids, so you don’t have to worry about living the kids at home, they are welcome. Tours of the company’s shop will also be given to the kids.

2. Chinese Week (Feb. 10-12):
This year marks the 28th celebration of the Chinese life and art in West Valley! The Chinese culture and cuisine festival feature traditional Chinese dance and amazing martial arts demonstration from the owners. Admission to the Chinese culture and cuisine festival is totally free, and all that is required is your presence. All attendees will get the rare opportunity to try authentic Chinese foods from local vendors

3. Phoenix Vegan Festival (Feb. 25):
The exciting Phoenix Vegan Festival returns again for the third time in 2018! This presents another opportunity for you to enjoy this festival again. During the Phoenix Vegan Festival, all Vegan-friendly restaurants will present some of the best snacks dishes and drinks you probably will ever taste. Clothing and other items will also be on display by other vendors. You can get starting from $25-$50.

4. Peoria Greek Fest (Feb. 10-12):
A church finally organizes one of the biggest food events in the West Valley and guess what, it’s totally free for your kids, and if you’re in the military, you’re free to walk right in. Every other person will have to pay an admission fee of $3 to attend this festival. Here, you get a chance to taste some of the best Greek dishes and desserts – gyros, Greek salad, shish, kabobs; you name it, any Greek cuisine will be made available by vendors. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the Greek foods you’ve always fancy.

5. Arizona Strong Beer Festival in Phoenix (Feb. 11)
The Arizona Strong Beer Festival is organized to celebrates the breweries around the state. More than 130 breweries bring over 140 beer brands for all attendees to taste. This certainly is one of the biggest drink events in the West Valley! Tickets cost $45 and are already on sale!

6. Corks and Cactus wine festival in Phoenix (Feb. 18-19):
More than forty wine brands will be available for you to taste each day. Wine enthusiasts, get ready for the Corks and Cactus festival because you are going to taste more wine than you’ve ever done. This festival features a walk around the desert botanical garden where attendees can taste as much wine as they desire. Tickets cost around $35-$40.

7. Great Canadian Picnic in Phoenix (Feb. 4):
Over 3,000 Canadians attended this festival in 2017 alone and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better. Food will be abundant; you can be assured of that because the American Poutine foods have decided to crash this year’s festival with free food trucks. There will be lots of exciting games, hockey shootouts, snow and curling and lots of live music. Tickets cost nothing. You are welcome.

The west valley offers you some of the rare opportunity to mix with some of the most fabulous food festival and events ever. You’d feel a whole lot better this February if you are in the west valley and you’d probably feel pure ecstasy if you don’t miss any of these festivals!

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Fall Festival 2017

The event was a huge success!

Thank you, my friends and family for joining in the festivities and donations.  Your contribution is much appreciated.  I hope you had as good of a time as we did. We collected over 250 lbs of food that we donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank, all thanks to you!

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