• Open Doors: The 2020 Frontdoors Gift Guide

    Once again, the Frontdoors team has been out and about (with masks on), searching for a local spin on gift-giving for the holiday season. Now more than ever, let’s take time to support the small businesses in...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Open Doors: Fighting the COVID Slump

    It’s all my friends are talking about — women and men. This “work-from-home, school-from-home, record-breaking heat wave” situation has us DOWN, and we’re over it. Yes, we were over it in May, but now we’re really over...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Open Doors: Our Hearts Need Art

    So, here we are, 20-plus weeks into a global pandemic and the daily stress it has caused on all people, all places and all things. The flow of information for our local nonprofit arts and culture organizations...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Local Picks for Father’s Day 2020

    Yes, today’s the day! Time to take a 15-minute break from your busy Zoom schedule to plan for Dad’s special day on Sunday, June 21. First, the gift. Has Dad returned to the office? Let’s make sure...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Valley Nonprofits Take Fundraising Virtual

    It’s the topic every Valley nonprofit leader is talking about: virtual fundraising events. I have “attended” five virtual events since mid-April — each as unique as it would have been in person. There are some amazing local...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Open Doors: Let’s Plan With Hope in Our Hearts

    The end of May is our time to evaluate things here at Frontdoors, followed by time I take each June to set goals for my personal life. This year, I find myself with more lead time to...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • Open Doors: Let’s Plan With Hope in Our Hearts

    The end of May is our time to evaluate things here at Frontdoors, followed by time I take each June to set goals for my personal life. This year, I find myself with more lead time to...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Open Doors: Defining Moments

    These times will change everything The first week of March was my last glimpse of “normal.” I attended several nonprofit fundraisers and planning meetings. My kids went to school for 3rd and 8th grade each day. We...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Open Doors: Arizona’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Treasures Revealed!

                It’s finally time to see the three episodes of “Antiques Roadshow” that were filmed at Desert Botanical Garden back in April 2019. I was honored to visit the set during filming, bring a beloved family heirloom...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Open Doors: The Valley Arts and Culture Scene Is Blooming

                It’s time to take another peek into the Frontdoors Arts & Culture Calendar and reserve some dates and tickets before I blink and miss it. The next few months are filled with classics, new works, tons...

    • Posted 10 months ago