The Glory of May: Quotes that sing the praises of the season

The Glory of May Quotes that sing the praises of the season. "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."––Edwin Way Teale "Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun."––Kahlil Gibran "What potent blood hath modest May."––Ralph W. Emerson "You are as welcome as the flowers in May."––Charles Macklin "O day after day we can't help growing older.
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To real estate agents Bryan and Andrea Crouch, success comes one client relationship at a time

A Personal Approach  To real estate agents Bryan and Andrea Crouch, success comes one client relationship at a time.   By Michelle Talsma Everson Years ago, when their now college-age kids were young, Bryan and Andrea Crouch were on the other side of the real estate coin. “Bryan was already in commercial real estate when we were selling our home,” explains Andrea. “I felt the process should be improved. Thi ...

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Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine: Elegant Japanese and Chinese inspired restaurant takes a creative approach

Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine Elegant Japanese and Chinese inspired restaurant takes a creative approach. By Andrew Leach   While many patrons enjoy sushi, invariably there’s usually a member of a dining party or family that still finds the prospect of eating raw fish unappealing. If that’s the case, Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine is the solution. Not only do they have a variety of creative sushi roll ...

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Show your mom how much you love her with a handmade gift straight from the heart

Mother’s Day Crafts  Show your mom how much you love her with a handmade gift straight from the heart. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography May is a great month to celebrate the amazing moms in our lives. Here are some easy gifts that kids can make. Marble Paper Homemade marble paper is perfect for card making. Start with white shaving cream in a dish bigger than the card stock you’ll be u ...

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Locals speak from the heart about motherhood

A Mother’s Love Locals speak from the heart about motherhood.   What was the best advice your mother gave you? "You don't have to be perfect in your eyes, because you already are in your daughter’s."––Lindsay Beckman “Enjoy the small moments. It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, being a mom, wife, full-time employee, but it takes effort to slow down and be present with the boys.”––Jenni ...

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Two local teens awarded Girl Scouts’ highest honor

Going for Gold  Two local teens awarded Girl Scouts’ highest honor.   By Sara Goodwin For two 85085 teens, their futures are looking a little extra sparkly thanks to the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award, which is comparable to the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout merit, is the most prestigious award in all of Girl Scouting, and it’s no easy feat to get. Girls spend over 80 hours working on a pr ...

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New 85085 Fry’s Marketplace has the community abuzz

Welcome to the Neighborhood  New 85085 Fry’s Marketplace has the community abuzz. By Sondra Barr Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography The wait is finally over. The highly anticipated new Fry’s Marketplace is open in 85085 and the community is going wild over its fancy amenities and services. What’s the big deal about this supermarket? For starters, it serves many North Phoenix communities that didn’t have a ...

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Wonder fruit

Wonder Fruit  Ever wished you could turn back the clock? While there’s no magic pill that can do that, eating a pomegranate might help you slow down aging. Eat this wonder fruit to keep your skin, your cells, and your body young. By Diana Bocco Pomegranate Board-certified dermatologist Tanya Kormeili, MD, recommends pomegranate as her stay young food because it’s rich in vitamins C and B5 (pantothenic acid) ...

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Locals rebuild historic restaurant after fire

Against the Odds Locals rebuild historic restaurant after fire. By Sondra Barr Photos by Chadwick Fowler When 85085 couple Alisha Hopkins and Dan Allen purchased the historic Silver Spur Saloon in Cave Creek, it was a dream come true. Armed with over 20 years in the bar and restaurant industry, Dan was looking for an opportunity to run his own business, as was Alisha, who knew her extensive sales background ...

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Funky, art-filled pizzeria offers a robust selection of stone-baked pizzas

Mellow Mushroom Funky, art-filled pizzeria offers a robust selection of stone-baked pizzas. By Andrew Leach In 1974, three university students decided to open a business that reflected their personalities. Born out of the free-wheelin’ hippy culture of the ’70s, they called it Mellow Mushroom and opened it in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, near Georgia Tech University. The trio moved on to franchising in ...

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