What’s Cooking with Jan D’Atri: Ham and Egg Brunch Cups

By Jan D'Atri They’re easy enough for kids to make and yet elegant enough to serve at your next fancy brunch. They’re called ham and egg brunch cups, but you can also make them with sliced turkey or salmon. I love this recipe because it’s so simple and looks gorgeous on a plate. I’ve included a fantastic recipe for crispy hash browns and a simple way to “fancy up” store-bought, refrigerated cinnamon rolls. ...

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True Showman

By Laura Latzko Anthem eighth grader raises pigs for county fair Taking care of any farm animal takes hard work and planning, but pigs come with their own set of challenges. For the last three years, eighth grader Shea Freeland of Desert Hills has been raising and showing pigs.   This year, the 14-year-old will take two pigs to the Maricopa County Fair, which runs Wednesday, April 10, to Sunday, April ...

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The Universe has Listened: Brewhouse and Italian restaurant coming to Norterra

By Shelley Sakala What a concept! When you live in a growing community, every new business that opens brings hope that your favorite bar or bistro is finally coming to town. You daydream about the kinds of places you’d like to have and the features you would enjoy, and then you put it out into the universe to see what happens. Over the past few years, various surveys and polls taken in our neighborhood have ...

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Swimming for Success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski EVO wants to be Anthem’s community swim school EVO Swim School founder David Tait is hoping Anthem residents believe in his product as much as he does. Tait is hoping to open a school near Kerry’s Car Care at Norterra Fiesta, at North Valley and Norterra parkways, in Anthem. First, EVO—which has other schools in Gilbert and Queen Creek—needs 750 interested families to submit th ...

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Religious? Judge explains memorial cross case

By Judge Gerald Williams How did the American Legion end up in a lawsuit against a humanist group over whether a World War I Memorial is appropriate? Like many legal cases, it is complicated. Starting in 1919, a committee of mothers whose sons died in World War I began the construction of a war memorial in Maryland. By 1925, they ran out of money and a local American Legion Post finished the job. Listed on ...

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Premier Wellness: The ins and outs of hormone therapy

By Ann Marie D’Onofrio, WHNP-C, MSN As a women’s health care nurse practitioner, I have spent years studying and treating hormone imbalances in women. Hormone therapy treatment can be life changing for many women. Not only can it address physical changes, it can also be a key factor in restoring vitality and overall harmony along with a sense of balance in a woman’s life. Here is an outline of what hormone ...

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Paying It Forward

Story & Photos By Octavio Serrano Sawana Grimmett benefited from massage, so she put a ‘salty’ spin on it When Sawana Grimmett was pregnant with her first child, she suffered from gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, which led to an emergency caesarian section. Before taking those measures, she tried prenatal massages and found them so helpful that she wanted to share the message. Grimmett is celebrat ...

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Musical Summer

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Theater program teaches kids a thing or two about acting “Freckleface Strawberry” is among the popular Summer Performing Arts Institute offerings at the Musical Theatre of Anthem’s 2019 summer camps, productions and workshops for those ages 3 to adult. Participants will learn from award-winning, experienced directors, vocal directors and choreographers, many of whom will also b ...

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Evan Barnes and Gavin Moriarty show off their skills for fundraiser

By Jadyn Fisher Throughout our educations, countless fundraisers are planned to raise money for the school, local community or charities. Mr. OC was held in March by Sandra Day O’Connor High School to meet its pledged donation for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event is set up like a pageant to crown the “king” of O’Connor with moderators and judges giving critiques and input. Each contestant presented a t ...

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Kickstarting Spring: Celebrate Easter by making bunnies

By Shannon Fisher Spring is here and we have some cute bunny crafts to celebrate April. Dryer balls make cute bunny bottoms for plants or another display. We used a wool dryer ball and after it became worn out to create our bunny. You could use a large pompon as well found at any craft store or a ball of yarn. We added a cotton ball for the tail, some fleece for the feet and a flower pot for it to be climbi ...

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