All Fired Up

Norterra to break ground on new fire station this month By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   When Michelle Reynolds-Ricart moved to Fireside at Norterra in 2011, she saw a weathered sign stating a fire station was coming. The real estate agent and member of the North Gateway Village Planning Committee didn’t expect it to come to fruition. But when the main playground at Fireside at Norterra’s Community Cent ...

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Sedona: The most beautiful place on Earth to visit

By Christopher Elliott Sedona, Arizona calls itself “the most beautiful place on Earth,” and that may be true. But if it is, then it shares the title with several other destinations. I know because I’m in Sedona now – and wow, it is gorgeous! But it’s not alone. There’s beauty everywhere. And it’s not just in the places where you’d expect to see it, like the Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu or Buddhist temp ...

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Hands-On Learning

Career and Technical Education programs pave paths for students   When entering high school, I knew there were some programs that were offered and had heard “CTE” used a few times but I wasn’t sure what it meant or just how many programs Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) has to offer. I had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Jayme Fitzpatrick, the Career and Technical Education Manager for DVU ...

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‘Six Pack of Values’

Muscular Moving Men’s business grows bigger every year By Hayden Weber   Moving can be one of the most stressful things in a person’s life. The guys at Muscular Moving Men are trying to change that. Phoenix natives Josh Jurhill and Justin Hodge started moving families a little over a decade ago with just a truck and trailer they borrowed. Fast-forward a decade later and the two men now run the fastest- ...

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Wild Horses

Beloved North Phoenix horse doctor Elaine Carpenter lived a fast life, but exhibited ultimate patience with the animals she healed By Jimmy Magahern   Between the photos, videos and comments we post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms, we all leave behind a tangled digital footprint these days when we cease our existence IRL. But for Elaine Carpenter and Ted Rich, the adven ...

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Scent of Zen

KC’s Burning Aromas help connect everyone with essential oils New to the Shops at Norterra is a family-run business, focusing on lifting up others and bringing new scents into their lives. KC’s Burning Aromas specializes in aromatherapy warmers, essential oils, aromatherapy diffusers and much more. The shop features 150 different fragrance oils available in half-ounce, one-ounce and two-ounce bottles. All t ...

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Seasonal Style

5 beauty trends to try this fall By Madison Rutherford Vibrant hair and nails, vivid makeup and sky-high eyelashes are just a few bold trends taking center stage in the beauty world right now. Below you will find five of the most up-to-the-minute beauty trends and where to try them out nearby. Eyelash Extensions Lash extensions aim to enhance the length, volume and thickness of the eyelashes by applying syn ...

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Smoothie Operators

Lifestyle 2 Nutrition makes transformative shakes and teas By Eric Newman At Lifestyle 2 Nutrition in Anthem, visitors can sip on a chilly “Blue Monkey,” drink some sweet “Cake Batter,” or even consume a little “Elvis” (peanut butter and banana, anyone?). The nutrition store, owned by Lanie Sybouts and her brother, Wes Mason, specializes in low-calorie protein shakes and green tea drinks aimed at helping pe ...

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Wheels and Dealin’

How to play these road trip games – and win By Christopher Elliott When you think of road trip games, “I Spy” or the “License Plate Game” probably comes to mind. Forget those. The games you really want to know about are the mind games your fellow travelers play with you. I’m talking about the torturous (“Are we there yet?”), unwinnable (“I’m bored”), diplomatic (“He hit me first”) mind games that kids play ...

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Classy Crafts

4 easy DIY school supplies to make at home By Madison Rutherford The smell of fresh pink erasers and clean white binder paper is in the air, which can only mean one thing – the first day of school is fast approaching. While you may have to hit Staples or Target for standard stuff like highlighters and pencils, there are plenty of supplies you can make at home for cheap. These four personalized DIY ideas wil ...

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