Pilot Program: Incoming Freshmen Get Guidance From Gifted Cohorts

By Jadyn Fisher At most DVUSD elementary and middle schools, there are tons of options for “gifted” students. Whether it’s a dignified program like the Renaissance program, SAGE programs, or just a cluster/cohort of students with similar, more advanced needs, there are options for everybody. Over the past few years as these programs have become larger and larger, there became a demand for it in high school ...

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On The Rise: A-Authentic Garage Doors Builds Solid Reputation And Plans Expansion

By Lauren Wise A garage door is one of those things that tends to reveal its true necessity only when it’s not working properly. Whether broken, damaged by a wayward emergency break – or the illusion that the garage is already open, as has happened to this writer – or squeaks so loudly you put mousetraps in the garage corners, you’re in a jam. And with garage problems, there is an urgency to repair it. You ...

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Learning To Grow: Laura Dozer Center Of Ucp Reaches Out To North Phoenix Community

By Eric Newman The Laura Dozer Therapy Clinic, part of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona, held an open house to showcase its facility and services on January 10, with the goal of reaching as many families and potential patients as possible. Located at 1802 West Parkside Lane in Phoenix, the Laura Dozer Therapy Clinic in the over 23,000-square-foot Laura Dozer Center offers some of the state’s best th ...

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Gifts Of Love: Fast And Fun Creations For Valentine’s Day

Story And Photos By Shannon Fisher February is a time to celebrate love! Here are easy ideas for gifts of love. Valentine mice can be made from saved toilet paper rolls. We always have so many rolls we save and try to reuse. Start with an empty roll and you can use paper, felt or foam sheets to decorate your mouse. We used paper and googly eyes. You can draw simple outlines for the ears and nose. Glue on ey ...

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

By Jan D'Atri This 3-ingredient chocolate cake is flourless, fabulous and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Ingredients - 8 eggs - 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1 cup butter - pinch salt, optional - powdered sugar, whipped cream or fresh berries (for garnish) Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, or spring form pan. Select a ba ...

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Cyber Stars: Local Youtubers Launch Careers With The Click Of A Mouse

By Madison Rutherford; Photos By Kimberly Carrillo In 2005, Jawed Karim uploaded a 19-second video to YouTube in which he’s standing and speaking in front of the elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. That quick clip of the video-sharing site’s co-founder, which has more than 60 million views, was YouTube’s first upload. The streaming platform now hosts nearly seven billion videos, is the second largest sea ...

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Arizona Travel: A Trio Of Trips To Take Around The Grand Canyon State

There’s no shortage of special destinations in Arizona. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone and Tucson are well-known for their nature, culture and history, but here are three other spots to spend a weekend that are less traveled than the aforementioned but just as rich in recreation, restaurants and more. Bisbee: From mining boomtown to Bohemian burg By Teresa K. Traverse Bisbee is an old mining town turne ...

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Unsung Gyros

Story and photos by Madison Rutherford A small Greek restaurant boasts big flavors The Greek Pita is aptly named. The small eatery makes up for its compact quarters – crammed into a corner of the frantic labyrinth that is the Shops at Norterra – with heaping platters of its namesake Mediterranean flatbread, bathed in baba ghanoush, bordering a hummus plate, flanking falafel and gyros, slicked with garlic sa ...

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On the Rise

A-Authentic Garage Doors builds solid reputation and plans expansion By Lauren Wise A garage door is one of those things that tends to reveal its true necessity only when it’s not working properly. Whether broken, damaged by a wayward emergency break – or the illusion that the garage is already open, as has happened to this writer – or squeaks so loudly you put mousetraps in the garage corners, you’re in a ...

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Sweet Sonoran-Style Dreams

El Encanto Dos focuses on flavor, not heat Story and photos by Kenneth LaFave I dreamed the other night of a rambling hacienda, where dozens and dozens of people gathered in celebration. At hardwood tables under high ceilings, celebrants feasted on traditional Sonoran-style Mexican dishes. Then my dream turned to nightmare: There was no place for me. Table after table in sprawling room after room, and not a ...

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