He Shoots, He Scores!

Logan Derryberry excels at hockey at Pinnacle High By Jadyn Fisher As many people know, sports are a huge part of the high school experience. They add entertainment to the lives of the players and viewers. It’s a learning experience for the players, too, as sports teach discipline and sportsmanship. They create a tight-knit group of trustworthy teammates with whom to spend your high school years. Hockey is ...

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Hometown Proud

Streets of New York has feet planted in Arizona By Eric Newman When Streets of New York President and CEO Lorrie Glaeser walks into any of her 25 restaurants, she gives several hugs and calls her staff by name. After all, she wants her Paradise Valley-based restaurants to have that family atmosphere. Streets of New York at 2805 W. Carefree Highway in North Phoenix is no different. Streets of New York has st ...

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Igniting Change

Daisy Mountain Firefighters transform lives, thanks to fundraiser By Megan Marples After getting off long shift at 8 a.m., firefighter Jon Binsbacher doesn’t think twice before donating his time to Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities. Binsbacher has been a firefighter for 15 years and is the charity’s president. When he’s not saving lives, he focuses on the charity, which helps firefighters and community ...

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Kombucha Craze

Norterra mom shares kombucha and healthy eating By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski After giving birth to her first son, Lindsey Chairez wanted to get back in shape, like most new moms. “I have always been interested in health, but could never seem to lose the weight,” says Chairez, who lives in Norterra. “I began to see negative effects on my body at a young age.’ She relied on eating healthier and living a holi ...

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Learn to Swim

Proposed EVO Swim School looking for community interest to build By Sherry Jackson A proposed $4 million swim school in North Phoenix needs help from the surrounding community. With a possible location under contract at the Norterra Fiesta Shopping Center at North Valley and Norterra parkways, EVO Swim School needs residents to show their interest for this investment to be made and construction to begin. EV ...

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Little Bit of Everything

Proven businesses moving into Norterra By Shelley Sakala Something sporty, Something fun, Something pretty, Something yum! The center of the North Phoenix universe, otherwise known as The Shops at Norterra, has some big things coming. Four new tenants are opening their doors this year—Club Pilates, Luv 2 Play, Pure Beauty Salon & Spa and Koi Poke. Not only are the concepts interesting and fun, they’re p ...

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Measles is making a comeback

By Dr. Laura K. Schroeder, Network Infectious Disease Officer for HonorHealth Measles used to be a common viral illness in the United States and is making a comeback in the country in alarming numbers. Current outbreaks in New York City and others have health care providers and the community concerned about this resurgence. Measles begins two to four days after exposure with sick patient. It is a highly con ...

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Mindful Crafts

Inspire healthy thinking habits with these projects By Shannon Fisher May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a counselor, I see the need for this awareness and for kids to work on learning ways to cope with things that are bothering them. Here are fun crafts that can inspire healthy thinking habits as well. “I am” art is an easy way to express the positive things you feel about yourself. We took painter’s ...

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On the Cutting Edge

V’s Barbershops is renewing interest in the trade and service By Eric Newman Jim Valenzuela saw a lack of barbershops in the Valley. All he longed for was a place for his family to visit for simple treatments. Traditional barbershops had — like short men’s haircuts — faded. “I just wanted a place where I could take my son and get a haircut, shave and a shoeshine in that atmosphere you always think of,” Vale ...

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Switching Perspectives

Starlight puts a new spin on ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ By Bridgette Redman Who better to tell a tale of childhood adventure, love and deep attachment than a group of children? At Starlight Community Theater, a company that performs in an intimate space with 80 seats in North Phoenix, 13 children are telling the story of “The Velveteen Rabbit” from May 3 to May 13. Led by Director Ric Alpers, a theater artist w ...

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