Three cool portable wine carafes for summer sipping on the move

Vino to Go  Three cool portable wine carafes for summer sipping on the move. Excursion Canteen, Rouge & Blanc set, $48 @ oenophilia.com These travel canteens allow you to celebrate a finish to an epic hike in style. Made from high quality, insulated, food grade stainless steel, they won’t affect the taste of your wine. Comes in a set of two. One Rouge and one Blanc. VinoGo, $7 @ corkpops.com Take your w ...

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Pastor David Bowen encourages families to consider what they value

Family Values  Pastor David Bowen encourages families to consider what they value. What a family values and how a family expresses those values is often passed down from generation to generation. Although every family's list of values may be different, there are some common values that are cross-cultural and have no age or gender restrictions such as social, work, and moral values. Teaching values, modeling ...

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Four Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips      

Four Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips       Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests. Make this season’s barbeques, picnics, and family gatherings events to remember with these simple summer entertaining tips: Cook outside Rat ...

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Summer Learning Activities for Kids  

Summer Learning Activities for Kids   Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time. Encourage your kids to keep learning outside of school with these fun and educational summer activities.   Visit the Arizona Science Center azscience.org (602) 716-2000 600 E. Washington St., Ph ...

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Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ

Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ  Pecan wood smoked meats are menu highlights. By Andrew Leach In 1998, Rich Dillon and George Valverde were working at a restaurant together. There, they would talk about owning their own place one day. Their dream was realized the following year with Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ Restaurant and Sports Bar, which has since developed into R & G BBQ Concepts. The duo’s first location h ...

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The Agave Library offers a summer’s worth of free events, activities, and entertainment

Beat the Heat  The Agave Library offers a summer’s worth of free events, activities, and entertainment. By Shelley Sakala Here’s your summer forecast for Phoenix: Hot and boring, with a 100 percent chance of your kids staring at a screen. Summer in Arizona presents the challenge of keeping kids off their phones and tablets and engaged in something worthwhile. For my family, the ideal summer activity include ...

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Popular Pooch: Chucky wins 85085’s Cutest Pet Contest.

Popular Pooch Chucky wins 85085’s Cutest Pet Contest. The fourth annual 85085 Cutest Pet Contest proved yet again that pet owners are an avid bunch. Out of oodles of adorable submissions, readers selected the winner. It was a close race, but Chucky nabbed the most votes. Coincidentally, Chucky’s “Dad” Detective Sean Reavie was on the cover of our April issue. Being a cover star must run in the Reavie family ...

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Pastor David Bowen reflects on the sacrifices made by the people who died while serving in the armed forces

The American Soldier Pastor David Bowen reflects on the sacrifices made by the people who died while serving in the armed forces. My daughter, Abbey, loves to sing. In fact, all my girls do. However, Abbey doesn’t like the idea of singing in public. That wouldn’t be an issue except for the fact that our church has a children’s drama/choir program and she wants to participate in that. The group has weekly pr ...

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Lakeside Bar and Grill

Lakeside Bar and Grill  Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and good food at this local watering hole. By Andrew Leach Photos by Andrew Leach Near Lake Pleasant, there’s a beach-themed restaurant called Lakeside Bar and Grill that’s serving up a comforting mix of Mexican, Italian, and American favorites, along with a few surprises. Everything here is laid-back––the atmosphere, the theme, and the staff. Yet, whil ...

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Meteorologist Shelley Sakala talks surface temperatures

Island Life  Meteorologist Shelley Sakala talks surface temperatures. Question: How do you make a desert even warmer? Answer: You build a city on top of it! In the late-1800s, Arizona became an official U.S. territory, bustling with thousands of fortune seekers in search of silver and gold. Before long, mining camps turned into towns, towns became cities, and cities were transformed into population centers ...

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