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 ...

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‘The People Part of Fitness’

By Niki D’Andrea Mountainside Fitness founder’s book raises spirits and charity funds Long before his first facility opened in the Valley in 1991, Mountainside Fitness founder Tom Hatten knew he wanted to create something that was more than just a gym. “I wanted a real fitness center, with proven techniques and effective machines as well as free weights, an excellent aerobic program, and childcare,” Hatten ...

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The Garden Churkey Burger

By Jan D’Atri You’re looking for something yummy. You’re trying to eat lighter. You’re craving a burger. You’ve come to the right place. How about a Churkey Burger! It’s a delicious combination of ground turkey and chicken (no, it’s not redundant – really!) with moistness and flavor added to the mixture from pesto, onion and crushed red pepper. Then, once it’s grilled to perfection, top it with avocado, sli ...

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Saving Face

By Kelly Collins Explore these different skincare options It is a new year and lots of people are taking this opportunity to make resolutions and find ways to improve their overall well-being. It is also a good time to take inventory of what’s going on with your skin and think about a treatment plan to help reach your skincare goals. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you might realize that ...

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Hair Play

By Alison Stanton, Photos by Kimberly Carrillo Owner of KW Styling Studio finds fulfillment in helping her clients look their best Kristy Wallace knew from a very early age that she wanted to go to cosmetology school and get into the beauty industry. “Growing up, I was always into makeup and hair,” Wallace says. “Between painting my dog’s nails, and always being the friend who styled everyone’s hair and did ...

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On ‘Cue

Story and Photos By Niki D’Andrea The Tennessee Grill & Bar serves superb smoked meats and more The smell of slow-smoked meats and tangy barbecue sauce fills the large and bustling space that is The Tennessee Grill & Bar every night, creating a mouth-watering wait on especially busy nights, like Wednesdays, when tender, smoked chicken wings are on special, and Fridays, when the all-you-can-eat fish ...

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Let It Snowman!

Cool crafts with river rocks and milk jugs Winter is here, but it is not too chilly in AZ! Here are some snowman crafts for our desert winter weather. River rock can make a great snow man or woman. Start with smooth rocks that are clean and dry. We got ours at a dollar store. Find a place to lay down paper or cardboard to paint on. Next, paint the rocks white with acrylic paint or spray paint them and allow ...

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Learn to Play

By Eric Newman Local teacher Lori Stanton uses technology to fund tradition Duck, Duck, Goose. Red Rover. Ring around the Rosie. Tag. Hide and Seek. Imagine a childhood without these traditional playground games. Teacher and Fireside Norterra resident Lori Stanton can’t. Good ol’ fashioned outside time during recess may be seeing itself replaced by electronic devices as students get older, but for the kinde ...

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Hatchet Job

By Lauren Wise Splitting Timber Axe Range brings a new recreational activity to town While experiential entertainment isn’t a new concept – immersive museum exhibits and activities like paintball have been around for years – the market for new entertainment is at an all-time high. Lately, virtual reality simulations, “rage rooms” where people pay to smash items and, of course, the “Escape Room” experience t ...

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In the Absence of Violence

Remembering Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. By Judge Gerald A. Williams On January 15, some will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day off work or with a quick ski trip. Others may finally take the Christmas lights off their homes. But it is worth taking the time to remember a man who understood how meaningful change could occur in the absence of violence. Reverend King became the central figure in ...

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