Room for More

These clever travel jackets will help you avoid new airline baggage fees By Christopher Elliott   If you’re flying somewhere soon, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news: Several airlines have raised their luggage fees. The good news: You can avoid new airline baggage fees – by wearing the right jacket. That’s right, a jacket. Consider what will happen when Linh Tran boards a flight this fall. Tr ...

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Glow City

Illumination: Symphony of Light returns bigger and brighter   To date, 96 Guinness World Records have been set in Arizona. They include some odd but awesome accolades: largest cornhole shot (110 feet, set in Cottonwood in 2015); fastest speed barefoot water skiing (135.74 mph, set in Chandler in 1989); most Caesar salads made in one hour (108, set at Yuma Territorial Prison in 2010); and longest leg ha ...

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Lip Service

5 must-have fall lipsticks (and where to find them)   By Madison Rutherford If you’re used to rouging your lips with red, pink or neutral tones, you might feel a bit lost when it comes to finding a bold lip color to rock this fall. This season, it’s all about burnt oranges, brooding blue reds, deep purples and dark nudes. Here are five shades to add to your fall lip lineup for daring color that won’t w ...

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The Meaning of Veterans Day

Traditions and history of the holiday By Judge Gerald A. Williams   What we now know as Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it as such in 1919 after World War I had ended the year before on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m.). Years later, a World War II veteran organized a parade to honor all ...

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Feel the Burn

Orangetheory Fitness gets hearts racing   Story and photos by Eric Newman 85085 residents looking to get in shape — or those who are just tired of a boring workout routine — have an innovative option for exercise classes at Orangetheory Fitness. There are numerous Orangetheory Fitness locations throughout the Valley, part of a national chain that boasts over 1,000 studios nationwide (the 85085 facility ...

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Lead Role

Student government is a huge part of the high school experience Story and photos by Jadyn Fisher   High school is said to be the best four years of your life. The dances, the spirit weeks, the pep rallies… but who are the people behind it all? Most schools have a student government (StuGo) that plans events, fundraisers and almost any other school function. DVUSD is no exception to this, with an elabor ...

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New Community

David Weekley Homes to host grand opening of Union Park at Norterra By Eric Newman   The nation’s largest private home builder has major plans to plant its flag in north Phoenix. David Weekley Homes – founded in 1976 and spanning 22 cities across the United States – has plans to open a new community of homes, called Union Park at Norterra. Comprised of 117 lots of varying sizes, with seven different on ...

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News Briefs

DVUSD Board renews superintendent contract through 2022 In August, the Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board voted 5-0 to approve a new contract that extends Superintendent Dr. Curtis Finch’s service to DVUSD for nearly four more years. The original contract is effective through June 30, 2019. The new contract adds three additional years and is effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. “I ...

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Shades of Style

How to wear Pantone’s 2018 fall/winter color palette By Madison Rutherford   It’s officially fall – the leaves are changing and so are the styles. So what’s this season’s fashion forecast? According to the color connoisseurs at Pantone, it’s an eclectic palette of sophisticated neutrals, posh pastels, vibrant citrus hues and rich, resplendent primaries. Each season, the style-savvy team at the Pantone ...

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Real Advice

How to save money on your next lease By Stephen A. Cross, CCIM   Real estate is generally the second greatest operating expense of a business after employee salaries and benefits. It’s also the area where most business owners overspend, generally without being aware of how much they could have saved to lease the same space, in the same condition and in the same building. The following discussion focuse ...

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