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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery at Pima Crossing in Scottsdale is celebrating its second anniversary this month. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its sales to the Foothills Animal Shelter, a local nonprofit no-kill animal rescue organization. “We opened this location in the middle of COVID and have worked hard to bring this community peace, love and pancakes through all of the hard times,” says store manager Zac Woods. August 26 was National Dog Day,...

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More than 10 percent of current Phoenicians are from Chicago, according to Bryan Waymyth, founder of the Chicago Phoenix Club. There’s even more history between the two cities beyond Chicagoans moving to the desert, from the Wrigley and McCormick families to Frank Lloyd Wright and Spring Training. “I strongly believe that Chicago and Phoenix are domestic sister cities,” Waymyth says. “There’s so much connection between the two.” Waymyth created the Chicago Phoenix Club to celebrate...

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On February 24, prominent Phoenix muralist Pablo Luna was hospitalized due to undiagnosed diabetes. The local community quickly rallied behind him to raise funds and awareness. Silvana Salcido Esparza, who owns the vaunted Barrio Café in Phoenix, will be hosting a fundraiser for Luna’s medical expenses on March 19 from 4 to 11 p.m. The event will include an art show, food, live painting, music and a raffle. Luna’s work graces buildings in Downtown and...

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Last May, we chronicled about a handful of Valley animal rescues who had been severely affected due to the influx of displaced animals and loss of resources due to the impact COVID-19. This month, we received a twinkle of good news. La Gattara Cat Lounge and Boutique, which lost its space in April, has found a new home and will reopen in the heart of Downtown Phoenix this weekend. To celebrate, the rescue is hosting a socially...

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All that Glitters/Waves of Change Gala This year, the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s annual fundraiser gala will take place online but aims to offer all the fun of the popular “live action” event. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the affair, which includes some seriously sweet raffle packages including his and hers TagHeuer watches and a wine cellar starter kit. Among the live auction items up for grabs: a five-night stay with daily poolside...