In the Absence of Violence

Remembering Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. By Judge Gerald A. Williams On January 15, some will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day off work or with a quick ski trip. Others may finally take the Christmas lights off their homes. But it is worth taking the time to remember a man who understood how meaningful change could occur in the absence of violence. Reverend King became the central figure in ...

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Work It Out

Fit4Mom helps parents stay in shape while staying with their kids By Shelley Sakala Welcome to January. New year, new you, right? The holidays were fun, but suddenly everything shakes you like a bowl full of jelly when you laugh. It’s time to say goodbye to that figgy pudding and get back into shape. But what happens when the New Year gives you the same old options? The gym? Ugh. Running? Double-ugh. Crossf ...

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Cyberspace Case

Why you should not trust online reviews By Christopher Elliott If you bought something online between Thanksgiving and Christmas, or if you’re looking to buy online now that the holiday rush is over, chances are you’ll get to a point where you’ll ask, “Should I trust online reviews?” (Answer: No, you should not trust online reviews. I’ll tell you why in a moment.) You know what I mean by “point,” don’t you? ...

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Finding a Bigger Purpose

Nicole Hoffmann cites service as her source of happiness during her senior year By Emma Suttell Senior Class Homecoming Queen. When most think of the title, they might think back to their own senior class. The Homecoming Queen title can carry a few assumptions and stereotypes along with it, but Boulder Creek student Nicole Hoffmann radiates all of the positive qualities the title represents. Hoffmann, this ...

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Clinic Coming Soon

HonorHealth begins building process for new hospital By Eric Newman A group of healthcare executives and local politicians broke ground to symbolize the start of construction on the North Valley’s newest hospital on December 5. The HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center, HonorHealth’s sixth area hospital, will be built at Interstate 17 and Dove Valley Road. The facility, on the campus that currently houses the ...

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Champ Champs

Raise a glass to these sensational sparklers By Alison Bailin Batz Photos special to North Valley Is there a better way to ring in the New Year (or send this one out in style) than with a glass of bubbly? We think not! Here are some for every taste – and price point – worthy of celebration. Dark Horse Brut A bold option and perfect for those buying in bulk to stock up for holidays, this brut has definite no ...

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Recipe for Success

Barry Goldwater High School unveils new student-run restaurant By Madison Rutherford Avenue 27 is the North Valley’s newest buzz-worthy fine dining destination. However, you won’t find veteran chefs in the kitchen or master maître d’s in the dining area. The restaurant is run by students in the Culinary Arts program at Barry Goldwater High School. The restaurant hosted its grand opening on Friday, November ...

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Mama J’s Southwest Kitchen

Savory roasted turkey with vegetables By Leann Grunwald Ingredients: - 1.5 pound turkey breast, bone out - 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt  - Extra virgin high-quality olive oil as needed  - 2 carrots, peeled and large diced - 1 bulb fennel, halved, cored and cut into   thick strips  - 1 yellow onion, peeled and large diced  - 10 Brussels sprouts, stem removed and halved  ...

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Air, Water, Earth

Lake Havasu City has all the elements for fun Lake Havasu City, aka “Arizona’s Playground,” is well-known for a few things. Firstly, it’s home to London Bridge, relocated to the city piecemeal from England in 1968, reconstructed over the course of three years, and inaugurated in 1971. The city also sits along a stretch of what we’ll call the Arizona Riviera, making it a boating mecca beach town in the middl ...

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Tiny Baubles

Make your own holiday ornaments with leftover items Story and photos by Shannon Fisher It is holiday time again! It is our tradition to make new ornaments every year. Here are three quick and easy ones you can make, too. Hot glue is a great way to make a melted snowman. Lay out some parchment paper, wax paper or foil. Spread some hot glue into a puddle shape. Now add pipe cleaner, paper or foam board for th ...

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