Arizona Songwriters Gathering January 19th

Arizona Songwriters GatheringDo you have a song in your heart? Well it might take a little more talent than that but Arizona Songwriters Association is holding their 17th Annual event at the Glendale’s Main Library at 5959 W. Brown St on January 19th. This is a free event which gives songwriters an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of audiences and their peers and participate in workshops with some of the top names in the business. Some of the topics covered in the workshops include getting songs into film and television and music technology.  For more information visit ASA at

Luke Air Force Base Open House March 16th and 17th

     Luke’s biennial Open House and Air Show is a popular West Valley event, averaging more than 100,000 spectators each day.  There will be something for everyone at this open house; food, games and some great attractions and ground displays.  This year the Thunderbirds, the United States’ Air Force’s Aerial Demonstrations Team, will be the featured event. Also in the air show lineup is an F-16 close air support demonstration and a Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier demonstration. Read more

Arizona’s 1st Veterinary School

Arizona’s 1st Veterinary School

Midwestern University in Glendale will break ground on the state’s first veterinary school. This new facility located at 57th Ave and Utopia, will be directly across from the main campus which includes College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, College of Optometry and College of Dental Medicine. The new school will house a 76,000 square foot academic building, a 50,000 square foot large animal teaching facility and a 100,000 square foot small animal clinical building. Glendale's Midwestern University Campus Read more

Cactus League Spring Training

“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
—Rogers Hornsby

Glendale's Camelback Ranch StadiumWell our winters are short here in Arizona and though it is still chilly outside, Spring is just around the corner and so is Spring Training. Tickets go on sale for Cactus League on January 5th.

Peoria Sports Complex is home to the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Camelback Ranch in Glendale is home to the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cactus League has 10 beautiful Spring Training facilities in Arizona. These are hot tickets in Arizona, so don’t wait, get yours now.

Check out this link to view your favorite teams Spring Training schedule.  See you at the Ballpark!


Snowbirds Love Arrowhead Ranch

Winter is a perfect time of the year in Arizona…The Legends at Arrowhead Ranch Golf surrounded by lakes and mountains offer a  perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter in Arrowhead Ranch.  We hope you enjoy the photos.

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Featured Peoria Home

This home is currently listed by Elise Fay with the Sibbach Team and will be coming on the market in just a few days.  Here is your opportunity for a sneak preview!

Details: Beautiful curb appeal on this 4 bedrooms, 2 bath home in Bristol Manor, 79th Ave & Thunderbird.

1982 SF, 2 car garage with RV Gate and Pad. Stunning remodel in kitchen and and baths.

Beautiful Resort Style Backyard, pool, children’s playarea.

Call, email or text me if you want to see it OR if you know someone looking?

Glendale’s Mountain Ridge High School West Valley Player of the Year.

Glendale’s Mountain Ridge High School senior is West Valley Player of the Year. Madison Witt is one of the state’s top shot blockers.  She has amassed a 64-12 record and has appearances in two semifinal Division 1 state tournaments; just two years ago Mountain Ridge was hovering around the .500 mark.  West Valley Volleyball Player of the Year! Read more

Mountain Ridge High School-US Army All Americans

Congratulations to Mountain Ridge Band Students Ellie Wiemeyer and Danny Carrera!

Ellie and Danny  were chosen through national audition as members of the elite Army All-American Marching Band. These kids, from  all over the US are flown in and housed by the US Army to San Antonio and the Alamodome for  the High School Army All-American Football  game on January 5th, 2013.  In the span of one day they will learn and perfect a halftime show that  will be televised at the High School Army All-American Football game.

Ellie and Danny are the ONLY Arizona students selected to this elite group  this year. They are also the fourth and fifth MRHS students recognized with this prestigious honor since the All-American program was started six years ago. Last year Ridge Band seniors Alexandra Brooks and Jamieson Berry proudly represented Mountain Ridge High School as US Army All Americans. Congratulations Ellie and Danny!

Not to be Missed, Shot of Java

If you are like me, you need coffee or some other form of caffeine to get you going!  I am always on the lookout for locally owned coffee places, the corporate joints are just fine but sometimes lack the coziness and friendly environment that I like.

In the heart of downtown Glendale, there is little place kind of off the beaten path, Shot of JavaRead more

Tips on Improving Your Credit Score to Prepare for Home Ownership

If you are currently renting and are considering purchasing a home you may need to check a few things before you begin your search.  One of the most important things to know before you venture into home ownership is what your credit score is.

Your credit score will tell you everything about your credit history and this is what lenders will be looking at when deciding whether to approve you for a home loan.  You may have thought you were doing everything right but your credit score will be the deciding factor.  Read more