Category Archives: Community

Another Phoenician fighter makes exodus from the Valley, leaving legacy of community involvement

When Taz Loomans left last week for her now home in Portland, the downtown Phoenix community realized it was losing yet another young, vibrant changemaker. Loomans, who has lived in the Valley for 22 years, left to pursue new opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

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Roosevelt Row co-founder steps down, new leadership shares bright outlook

Roosevelt Row co-founder Cindy Dach has stepped down as the district’s Community Development Corporation director to welcome Dale Erquiaga, who has been in the position in for two months. Continue reading

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Cornish Pasty Co. to open new downtown Phoenix location

A new Cornish Pasty Company location is set to open in downtown Phoenix late this summer, serving the unique English dish in the building once occupied by Monroe’s Wine and Spirits. Continue reading

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Car show unites young and old with restored vehicles

The Motoring Thru Time car show in historic Heritage Square featured approximately 100 restored vehicles Saturday. Some of the most notable vehicles included several characters from the film “Cars,” such as Lightning McQueen and Mater, and a recreated General Lee car from the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Continue reading

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Welcome Diner reopens with Southern-style cooking

Welcome Diner celebrated its reopening Friday night during February’s First Friday event. Originally, Welcome Diner was a trailer made by Valentine Manufacturing in the 1950s. Old Dixie’s food truck operators Michael Babcock and Jenn Robinson reopened the restaurant, which offers Southern-style cooking including fried chicken sandwiches and peanut butter burgers. Continue reading

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Community members, journalists discuss politics

Politics and the Press, the first installment of the Walter Cronkite School and the Arizona Republic’s joint Community Conversations series, took place on Friday at the Cronkite School. Continue reading

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