Sole Meunière

By Jan D’Atri I was searching for a great recipe for you that’s simple, takes very little time, and cooks so quickly it will hardly heat your kitchen during the summer months. I found my catch of the day thanks to celebrity chef and cookbook author Ina Garten, my favorite Barefoot Contessa. This simple skillet dish is called Sole Meunière (pronounced “mah-nyear”). But don’t let the name scare you. Meunière ...

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Getting Nailed The consequences of contracting without a license

The consequences of contracting without a license By Judge Gerald A. Williams Performing work that requires a contractor’s license, when you don’t have one, is not just a bad idea. It is also a crime.  Almost any business that builds, alters, repairs, adds to, or subtracts from any building, highway, road, or excavation, must have a contractor’s license. There are separate licenses for commercial and for re ...

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Elevated Entertainment

North Phoenix coffee company caters to the community Story and Photos By Laura Latzko For Troy Hailpern, serving as managing partner for North Phoenix’s Elevate Coffee Company means delivering food, bringing in tables from outside, greeting patrons by name and making sure the back meeting room is open.  Superior customer service and a quality product have always been important to Troy, who serves as general ...

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Just Tweak It

Phoenix duo take a minimalistic approach to interior design By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cassidy Lundgren and Whitney Layton had an epiphany.  The Phoenix mothers thought they could help people redesign their home by repurposing what they already owned.  Lundgren and Layton gave their company an appropriate name—Just Tweak It. “We reuse things from other rooms in ways they hadn’t thought of before so they ...

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Designing Woman

Anthem chamber intern stitching her way to the top By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Abby Davis is one of those multihyphenate talents. She’s an intern with the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce. She is an ASU powerlifter and a fashion student. The incoming sophomore easily balances it, using powerlifting as her stress reliever.  “Fashion is the one thing that’s been so consistent in my life,” the 19-year-old Ant ...

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Art for the Masses

Thunderbird Art Works sets up shop in Elevate Coffee Co. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Thunderbird Art Works is revving up to collaborate with North Phoenix businesses to show pieces by area artists.  The program begins Friday, July 12, with the goal of bringing art out of the studios in which it is created and into public spaces.  We’re really excited,” says Kait Ahlschwede, Phoenix Center for the Arts adv ...

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Aging Beautifully

The Arizona vintners are making their mark thanks to the Wine Growers Association By Scott Shumaker In the 1970s and 80s, agricultural scientists and prospective winemakers realized that many parts of Arizona boasted très bien conditions for growing wine grapes—good soil, elevation and dramatic daily temperature swings. However, state laws regulating wineries at the time remained stubbornly restrictive for ...

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The Skinny on B12 Injections

The vitamin’s deficiency can cause myriad problems By Dr. Kelly Collins, Owner of Premier Wellness & Aglow Med Spa B12 deficiency isn’t a rare or mysterious disease. It’s written about in almost every medical textbook. B12 deficiency is far more common than most health care practitioners and the general public realize.  Data from a Tufts University study suggests that 40% of people between the ages of 2 ...

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Quit Bugging Me!

How to prevent and treat bites and stings By Katherine Reeves, Pharm. D and Tara Storjohann, Pharm D., BCGP, FASCP Summer is here! This means hot weather, days at the pool and, unfortunately, more of those annoying (and painful!) bug bites and stings. Often, these can be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, in other cases, it may be more appropriate to seek medical attention. So, do you know ...

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It’s Serendipity

Sawana Grimmett opens The Salt Spa with the help of Hair.n.Dipity By Heather Maxwell, Executive Director Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Sawana Grimmett was working out of a local dentist office when, through mutual acquaintances, she met Rochelle Decker, owner of Hair.n.Dipity salon.  Grimmett then saw her business, The Salt Spa, take off.  “In 2016, a treatment room at her hair salon became available and ...

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