THINGS TO DO…IN AUGUST

EVENTS IN AUGUST     Compiled by Macaroni Kid    1 Catch Pete Pancrazi when he performs jazz standards at Westgate’s Fountain Park. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Westgate, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. westgateaz.com   3–7 Join in the fun during Open Play at Mad Mamas Bounce Mania with a giant inflatable slide, basketball, air hockey, Ping-Pong, and arts and crafts. $8 first child and $6 for siblings. ...

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Celebrity Fight Night Donates Water Truck to St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul can better serve the needy population of Phoenix with much-needed hydration and sun protection, thanks to the generosity of Phoenix based Celebrity Fight Night, which donated the brand new water truck this spring, plus funds for supplies and a driver. Celebrity Fight and Founder Jimmy Walker have been a longtime supporters of St. Vincent de Paul donating more than $307,000 and creating t ...

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Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Strawberry Whiskey Sour 1.5 oz. Jameson .5 oz. simple syrup 1 oz. house strawberry puree 1 oz. egg whites 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 3 – 4 dashes Chocolate Bitters Method Combine simple syrup, egg whites, fresh lemon juice and strawberry puree into a mixing glass and dry shake vigorously. Add the Jameson and ice and shake again. Pour into lowball and top with chocolate bitters. Recipe courtesy of the JW Marrio ...

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks

Grilled Swordfish Steaks      2 – 4                1-inch-think swordfish steaks 1 – 2                Tbs. Kosher salt per steak 1                      tsp. freshly cracked black peppercorns per steak extra virgin olive oil Preheat the grill until the temperature gauge reaches 475°F. Oil each of the steaks until very glossy. Salt and pepper the steaks right before placing them on the grill at a 45-degree an ...

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July is the Perfect Month to Volunteer

July is the Perfect Month to Volunteer Here are some tips on how to get your kids off the couch and involved in the 85085 community this month! By Kristin Caliendo Help your children determine a point of interest. Focus on things they like. For instance, if the neighborhood strays “follow” your kid home from school, maybe he or she has a knack with animals and would enjoy helping out at a local animal shelt ...

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Love of Country, Love of Sport

Sports enthusiast and coach Fred Speck on America’s passion for sport.    If you’re like so many people across America, me included, you’re surely anticipating the Fourth of July weekend with family vacations, barbecues, fireworks, and, of course, sports. Our country’s history is entrenched in our fight for independence that we celebrate on that day, and our true independence is also deeply rooted in o ...

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Everyone deserves a birthday party, according to mompreneurs Jamila Watson and Julie Reed

A Reason to Celebrate  Everyone deserves a birthday party, according to mompreneurs Jamila Watson and Julie Reed. By Tisha Morgan Photo by Final Touch Photography   Do you think a cupcake and a tutu can change the world? If you ask Jamila Watson, one of the faces behind Parties For Purpose and a writer for one of our sister publications, the answer is yes! Parties For Purpose is an Arizona based nonpro ...

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The Davies family kicks back in their decked-out Fireside backyard

Entertainer’s Delight  The Davies family kicks back in their decked-out Fireside backyard complete with a top-of-the-line grill, a fireplace, a basketball court, and a pool with a beachfront entry. By Sondra Barr Photos by Final Touch Photography The Davieses—Rob, Stacy, Cole (9), Dillon (7), Ali (2), and their goldendoodle Copper—moved into their Fireside community home in August 2014. Over the past year, ...

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Dealista Judy Weston on sweet summer deals.

Sizzling Savings Dealista Judy Weston on sweet summer deals.   When I was growing up, my fondest Fourth of July memories were the neighborhood parties. We’d all gather in the streets and light a bunch of fireworks. Some of my favorites were the ones that made those charcoal snakes, which we’d rub all over our faces. Eventually, we’d all wander up the hill to watch the fireworks going off across the San ...

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Try these summer art projects that are a fun way to keep the kiddos occupied this month!

Get Crafty  Try these summer art projects that are a fun way to keep the kiddos occupied this month! By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Summer is here and this is a time of year when the kids want something fun to do over their break from school. These are some of my favorite crafts to keep those busy minds happy. Straw Rockets With the 4th of July coming soon, you can make patriotic str ...

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