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Understanding Scottsdale’s Recreational Marijuana Ordinance. With November’s passage of Proposition 207, recreational marijuana is legal to use in Arizona. The city adopted a recreational marijuana ordinance (No. 4484) Nov. 30, while statewide regulations are still being developed. Violations of this ordinance may result in penalties ranging from Class 1 misdemeanors to civil offenses. Find examples of situations or locations where marijuana use is prohibited in Scottsdale.
It’s Cure Corridor Month. The 8th annual Cure Corridor will be acknowledged in a different way this year. We’ve partnered with HonorHealth and Cigna to bring a robust schedule of impactful activities including webinars, interviews with influential Cure Corridor companies and a keynote speaker session with New York Times best-seller and podcast extraordinaire Dr. Michael Osterholm. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is healthcare and bio-life science industries which run east/west along Shea Boulevard and north/south along Scottsdale Road Get details.
City employees bring holiday cheer to residents with Holiday Howdy Parade! This first-ever event starts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. Similar to the GAIN Parade in October, there will be five parades weaving through various neighborhoods. Pack a picnic and party with the parade … we encourage residents to physically distance with their neighbors in their driveways or safely along the various parade routes. Learn more about the event and parade routes.
Angel MedFlight donates $20K to support Paiute Neighborhood Center families. Scottsdale’s Paiute Neighborhood Center will launch two new programs to help families with young children, thanks to the generosity of Angel MedFlight and the support of Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane. Angel MedFlight, a local air ambulance company, donated $20,000 to the Paiute Neighborhood Center due to CEO Andrew Bess’s desire to invest in programs and policies that promote racial sensitivity, social justice and the elimination of inequalities in Scottsdale. The neighborhood center provides social, recreational, cultural and educational programs and services to those in need.
A portion of the donation will be used to offer ESL classes for parents, along with childcare while they are attending classes. The Paiute Neighborhood Center plans to host three eight-week sessions with hopes to improve English skills for 45 people over the next year. The second part of the grant will fund childcare for infants and preschool-aged children. Both programs are expected to begin in early 2021.
The annual Yule Log returns on Scottsdale Video Network! Experience the delightful ambiance of a glowing fireplace that burns cheerfully throughout the evening and morning. The mesmerizing flames are accompanied by holiday music that is sure to warm your home. You can enjoy the festive fireplace starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, through midnight Dec. 25. Livestream or watch on Cox channels 11 and 1011(HD) or Century Link channel 8001.
This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.