Get Refreshed

A calendar for a new you in the New Year By Dr. Kelly Collins, Premier Wellness Center and Aglow Medspa It is the new year and time to turn the page and start fresh or “refreshed.” Make this year about “you time” do yourself a favor, make a plan and stick to it by getting it all on the calendar at the beginning of the year. This way there will be no broken resolutions, no guessing, no second thoughts, it wi ...

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Holiday Skin Care Gift Guide

By Dr. Kelly Collins, Premier Wellness Center and Aglow Medspa Get your best look with the help of professionals The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to find gifts for everyone on the list. With that said, the holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of gorgeous skin. But with all the products out there, who has time to sift through everything? To make it easier, I have paired some of my favori ...

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Holiday Cookie Platters

By Jan D’Atri Does your holiday cookie platter need a makeover? Are you looking to add a couple of delightful holiday treats to your cookie exchange? You can’t go wrong with either one of these! The M&M’s Christmas Cookie Bars were determined by Taste of Home magazine to be the most popular cookie in America this year with nearly 400,000 pins and online shares. It’s really easy and so very festive looki ...

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Alfa Romeo

By C.A. Haire The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a pleasure to drive When an SUV carries an $88,000 price tag, it is sure to be special. In the case of this Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, it can be found under the hood. There we find a Ferrari-designed and -built 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, cranking 505 horsepower, and 443 lbs./ft. of torque. It is hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual ...

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A Lasting Impression

By Heather Maxwell Executive Director Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Area veterans from all branches gathered alongside law enforcement, first responders, family and friends for the military ball at the Anthem Golf and Country Club on November 9. As is often the case for events like this, Mike Spinelli and his wife Ro arrived early to set up lighting for the red-carpet photos. An internationally known phot ...

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Protecting the innocent

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bikers Against Child Abuse volunteers aren’t members of a gang. They use road names for security, and they have a heart. The volunteers protect children from their abusers, whether it is at court or at home—where the young victims do not feel safe. An 85085 resident, “Chops” was asked to volunteer by the organization’s state vice president when they were coworkers. “He said I w ...

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Deer Valley Unified School District hopes to stay on award-winning path

By Dr. Curtis Finch This has been a busy year for the Deer Valley Unified School District. After multiple awards of excellence and outstanding academic performance on the 2019 AzMERIT state tests, the task now is staying on top. With these outstanding performances this year and last, we are fully expecting to move into the No. 1 position of KTAR’s “Best AZ School Districts” list from our current No. 2 posit ...

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Fitness Fiend

By Alexa Buechler Frank Carman spreads his familial feel to workouts in the park When Frank Carman founded Frankie’s Fitness about three years ago, he had only one personal training client. Now, his fitness classes burst with 35 adults and 40 to 45 children. He also serves as a personal trainer seven clients. “It’s a pretty solid little business right now—and we’re growing,” Carman says. The 85085 resident ...

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‘Italy Meets Arizona’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski There will be nothing simple about Osteria Mia Mario Rana knows he has a good thing. Sitting in his State 48 Brewery in the Scottsdale Airpark, Rana shares his latest project—Osteria Mia, a modern Italian restaurant and wine bar coming in January to the Shops at Norterra. The menu will feature wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, build-your-own bruschetta and charcuterie boards, ...

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Showing Gratitude

By Shannon Fisher These fall crafts are perfect conversation starters November is a great month to share what we are thankful for. These crafts are an easy way to share what we love or are grateful for. Pumpkins left over from last month or on super sale can be used for a simple November decoration. You can paint the pumpkin white or leave the natural color. Tie a cute ribbon to the stem and leave in a spot ...

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