Scottsdale Vibes
Scottsdale Vibes
Michelle Media
Scottsdale Vibes, a podcast to discover more of your favorite community. From Troon North to South Scottsdale, I’ll introduce you to the people and places that make up The West Most Western Town. Each week I’ll spotlight a person, place or event here in Scottsdale. We’ll talk golfing, staycations, delicious restaurants and SO much more. I’m a southern girl in a western world, learning the ropes as I go.
CPA turned Children's Author
Scottsdale resident Charlie Golding thought retirement might be some vacationing and relaxing. While it is that, he decided to start a new chapter too, as a children's author. His first of 5 books in the series is coming out soon. Charlie said it was her daugher and friends who got him in the story telling business. Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Welcome back NDP students!  Click here for Charlie Golding Books Nicole Myden PR eventAttention all you small business owners out there. Ever wonder how to grow your small business and get the media attention you deserve. This is the event for you! Aug 18 from 730-930am you can hear 23 year PR veteran Nicole Myden give insight into marketing and more. From 830-930am, you get an up close Q&A with ME and two other amazing ladies to learn how we grew our business, get people’s attention and more.    What She Said event at the WIf you can’t make the event on Aug 18, come see me at the What She Said event on Aug 25 from 2-9pm, where we’re celebrating Women Equality Day. I’ll be there hosting LIVE podcasts with some amazing women. There’s a fashion show, shopping, networking opportunities and more. Hosted by the Modern Day Wife. It’s a great time to live in Scottsdale and garner support from your community.  Immersive MonetLocated at Lighthouse Artspace off Scottsdale Rd, this one-of-a-kind exhibit showcases Monet and many of other impressionist artists of that time. If you enjoyed the immersive Van Gogh exhibit, you’re sure to love this one too.
Aug 15
21 min
Father/Daughter Author Duo
Ran & Danit Knishinsky have been telling stories to each other since Danit could talk. After Ran published 4 books in 5 languages, his daughter Danit decided to her turn. Publishing her first book at the age of 13, the future is shining bright for her. We also learn about the benefits of eating clay, yes. Dirt and clay is healthy? Ran tells us more.    Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep    Flora in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve – Cacti, Trees, and Large Shrubs 2 p.m., Saturday, August 20 at the Mustang Library We are so lucky to have this palace in our backyards. Each time I go I see, find or learn something new. Here’s an easy event to attend for you to learn too! Nicole Myden PR eventAttention all you small business owners out there. Ever wonder how to grow your small business and get the media attention you deserve. This is the event for you! Aug 18 from 730-930am you can hear 23 year PR veteran Nicole Myden give insight into marketing and more. From 830-930am, you get an up close Q&A with ME and two other amazing ladies to learn how we grew our business, get people’s attention and more.    What She Said event at the WIf you can’t make the event on Aug 18, come see me at the What She Said event on Aug 25 from 2-9pm, where we’re celebrating Women Equality Day. I’ll be there hosting LIVE podcasts with some amazing women. There’s a fashion show, shopping, networking opportunities and more. Hosted by the Modern Day Wife. It’s a great time to live in Scottsdale and garner support from your community.  Detox Dirt Danit's Books
Aug 8
30 min
Dr. Scott Menzel, SUSD Superintendent
SUSD students are back to school this week. Perfect opportunity for SUSD superintendent Dr. Scott Menzel to come back for another epsiode. Dr. Menzel opens up about teacher pay & turnover rate, his new contract,  how he plans to make SUSD one of the best school districts in the nation and so much more. If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's a great education for our kids. A don't miss episode! Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep    SUSD InformationTo find out more on SUSD and individual schools, click the link above. And as always, feel free to reach out to them with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.    Scottsdale Center for the Performing ArtsShows happening all month long. Concerts, plays and more. Check the link to see showtimes and ticket price.    AZ Boardwalk is having a weekend full of fun for the kids. Foam frenzy, reptile encounters and more.  Super Bowl 2023 Needs YOU. Volunteers will help the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee by serving as ambassadors at key areas including airports, hotels, and official Host Committee and NFL events. You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission and go through a formal application process, including a background check. TEAM AZ volunteers must commit to working three shifts ranging from four to eight hours each.
Aug 1
46 min
City Council Candidates Barry Graham & Raul Zubia
Our last two candidates running for Scottsdale city council are on this week, Barry Graham and Raul Zubia. What two better Scottsdale citizens to get their opinion on what matters than Dr. Rob DiVito of Arizona Center for Laser Dentisty and Jeremy Mueller of State Farm Insurance. GO VOTE! This is is the last week for early voting! And don't forget to get to the polls next Tuesday, August 2. Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep As the summer comes to a close, be sure to check out some local Staycations, be sure to ask for any local steals and deals when booking. River tubing at Salt River or maybe a last minute trip to visit somewhere new in AZ. OUr past guest, Roger Naylor has some great places to visit around the state.   
Jul 25
29 min
City Council Candidate's Solange Whitehead & Dan Ishac
This week we have 2 more City Council Candidates, Solange Whitehead and Dan Ishac. PLEASE, GO VOTE! Early voting is happening all month. Or, cast your vote in person on Tuesday, Aug 2. Scottsdale Election Information  To find out more about Dan and his goals for Scottsdale visit Solange For Scottsdale To find out more about Dan and his goals for Scottsdale visit  Dan For Scottsdale   Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Dinner & a Movie at Marcellino Date night, Girls Night Out, or just for fun. Join us for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from June thru August, and watch a classic, award-winning movie. Reservations only. How to Selfie @ Scottsdale Selfie Museum There is a beginner and intermediate class happening this Saturday & Sunday. Class is from 10am-1130 and starts at $99. Comes with a class, continued education and more. Click the link to book and find out more information.  Of course, don’t forget about all the great hotels & resorts this summer. Each one tends to have deals for locals and lots of fun events. 
Jul 18
39 min
City Council Candidates Tim Stratton & Pamela Carter
Starting the remainder of the month, we will feture the candidates running for Scottsdale City Council. Each week 2 candidates are asked the same 4 questions based on feedback from the community. This week, we feature Tim Stratton and Pamela Carter. PLEASE, GO VOTE! Early voting is happening all month. Or, cast your vote in person on Tuesday, Aug 2.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep Scottsdale Election Information For mor information on Tim Stratton, please visit Stratton For Scottsdale For more information on Pamela Carter, please visit PamelaCarter.com Summer Friday's at Scottsdale QuarterFree family fun from 10-11am on Friday’s. Each week is a new theme. Go have some fun and stay cool while doing it.  Release Afterdark @ Talking StickEach friday starting at 5pm, come enjoy the pool and live music with some big EDM names making an appearance. Tickets start at $45. Art on the Wild SideVisit the Phoenix Zoo for some special art pieces. The zoo keepers themselves have taken some behind the scenes pictures to show you the animals like you’ve never seen them before. Go to their website to learn more. 
Jul 11
25 min
SRP Maricopa Indian Community
We see the signs as we drive on the 101, Salt River-Prima Maricopa Indian Community. But I bet you don't know how the community and Scottsdale work together. Or how much the Indian's communities history is portrayed in the buildings we see on their land.  My guests this week are Maleena Deer, who is in charge of Marketing and Tourism and Aaron Studebacker, Project Manager, are here to teach us more about the Indian Community. Discover More at Salt RiverTo learn more about the Salt River Pima Maricopa Tribe, visit their website to learn more.    Foam Frenzy at AZ BoardwalkHappening July 9-10 from 11am-3pm. FREE event for family. Bring your suites and towel and have some fun! There will also be Fantastic Fire Truck Broadway Lion King @ ASU GammageIf you haven’t seen this Broadway musical, you are missing out! Spectacularly done. In doors to stay cool! Happening all month of July. Click the link to find a date that works for you.  Observe with NASAWestern Spirit (a Smithsonian Affiliate) is proud to be one of the first 10 to host an interactive “Observing With NASA” (OWN) kiosk through the end of August. Visitors to this touch screen kiosk will choose from a range of activities and be introduced to the tools, data, and skills that NASA scientists use to create the images of deep space objects that we know and love. 
Jul 4
41 min
How an ATV accident & loss of a limb didn't stop this Scottsdale Resident
When it comes to adverstity, look no further than Scottsdale resident, Diana Gibson. Diana lost a limb in an ATV accident over 5 years ago. But it was only 2 weeks after her accident that she was back in the gym, starting her new normal. Hear how her mother's words helped her through the dark times. We can all learn a thing or two about how to get through the tough times and see light at the other end.    Learn more about Diana Gibson  June Days LAST week for June Days. An easy, FUN way to support our local, small business in Old Town.  4th of July at The PrincessFireworks, movie nights by the pool, pools galore. Enjoy one of the best staycations in Scottsdale. July 4th at WestWorld Event is from 5-9pm. SO many family friendly events happening. Games, live entertainment and more! Fireworks start around 9pm. There are all kinds of ticket prices so be sure to click the link in the episode description for more information. 
Jun 27
36 min
Former SPD Officer and his non-profit, Out is the New In
Former SPD officer Johnnie Ghiglia joins Alicia at the table to talk about his non-profit LGBTQ+ charity. After his son came out as Gay at the age of 17, Johnnie knew his next calling in life wasn't serving and protecting Scottsdale, but more specific the LGBTQ+ community. Hear the story of why Johnnie started this organization not just for those coming out, but for the families of those kids too. A true story of acceptance, honesty and love. Out is the New InTo find out more about Johnnie’s organization and how you can help support him.   Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep   June Days Don’t forget about June Days this month. Lots of events still happening so go sign up quick before they’re all sold out. An easy, FUN way to support our local, small business in Old Town.    Immersion of Van Gogh Last week for the Immersion of Van Gogh. Great fun for all ages! My family and I enjoyed it. And you really do see all ages there. Something to never forget.  Free Family Fun @ Scottsdale Quarter Quad FREE fun for kids at Scottsdale Quarter Quad. Every Friday there this summer there is a DJ, fun water toys, inflatables and swag from your favorite retailers. The first 100 kids will also get free toys to take home!
Jun 20
30 min
Sustainability Art
We all know it's time to take care of the earth. Reusing materials, less driving, recycling are just a few ways to live a more a sustainable life. Our neighbor & artist Laura Madded practices this in her everyday life. From consignment shopping to her beautiful art, she teaches us to find beauty in what you may see as trash.  FInd out more about Laura Madden and her artwork by clicking on her name.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep Fish n Sips @ Odyssey Aquarium Thursday June 16 from 5-9pm. 21+ to attend. Get an up close look at some of the sea creatures while enjoying adult beverages and food for purchase.  Juneteenth EventHappening at Scottsdale Stadium from 2-7pm  June Days with City of ScottsdalePlenty of events happening all month long. Sign up for and find out more.
Jun 13
25 min
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