Madison Rutherford, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Self-quarantine got you feeling stir crazy? Us, too. With the suspension of large events and our favorite Valley venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are 5 ways to help soothe your social distancing blues in the Valley this weekend. 1. Order in from your favorite local restaurant and host your own happy hour. Missing your fave neighborhood dining and drinking spots? You...

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The Arizona Coyotes are encouraging fans to stay active while staying inside with a new social media initiative called #HockeyAtHome. The team is urging fans to set up street hockey gear and document their experience using the hashtag #HockeyAtHome. Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski kicked off the campaign by posting a video of him playing street hockey with his son. Right wing Michael Grabner has also been posting videos of him playing hockey with his kids....

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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Arizona Citizens for the Arts’ executive director Joseph Benesh believes arts and culture is essential for connecting communities. That sentiment is part of the arts advocacy organization’s mission to fight for arts funding and keep arts education in schools at the legislative level. “It is our job to advocate for the spending of tax dollars on the arts in the state budget,” he says. “About 80 percent of voters across the country and in Arizona...

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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As coronavirus cases in Arizona continue to climb, you might be wondering if you should get tested. While the test – a quick nasal swab – is safe and simple, the state doesn’t currently have the capacity to test everyone. A doctor’s note is required to receive a test and health care professionals are prioritizing patients with severe symptoms. The scarcity of supplies and slow rate of testing, paired with strict protocol on who gets...

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We don’t know about you, but music has been a lifesaver lately. To help you cope with the quarantine blues, we put together a playlist of songs by local artists that have been getting us through. Spanning a slew of genres, from shoegaze to pop-punk, here is a local social distancing soundtrack to help you stay sane while staying at home.

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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Our morning travel has been curtailed to rolling out of bed and booting up our laptops instead of hour-long car commutes and our weekly happy hour hangouts have turned into Skype soirees. For better or worse, we have a lot of extra time on our hands. Why not spend some of that time catching up on some reading? Here are a handful of long-form reads we’ve published in the last year to pore over while...

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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Bob McClendon owns one of the state’s only USDA-certified small farms, McClendon’s Select, which grows 100 different varieties of organic fruits and vegetables across 93 acres of farmland in Peoria and Goodyear. McClendon’s main sources of revenue are supplying his bounty to restaurants and farmers markets across the Valley. Business is typically booming for specialty growers during the spring months, but sales have suddenly screeched to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona....

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Sports fans were looking forward to chowing down on peanuts and crackerjacks and cheering on the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Opening Day, but because the spread of coronavirus has caused the suspension of large gatherings across the country, Major League Baseball has been put on hold. Those fans can still get their baseball fix, however, with Opening Day at Home, a full-day, cross-platform viewing event on Thursday, March 26. Opening Day at Home features...

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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