A Cool Business

AZ Perfect Comfort offers a wide range of HVAC systems and services   AZ Perfect Comfort is a full-service air conditioning and heating company that installs and services a wide range of climate control and related systems including central air conditioners and heat pumps, water heaters, air purifiers, air cleaners, humidifiers, ventilators and other indoor air quality systems. The husband and wife tea ...

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Pet Project

Animals can get the ultimate “spaw” experience at The Groomery by PetSmart Special to 85085   An upscale, full-service pet grooming salon is coming to Anthem on September 8. The Groomery by PetSmart is a new, innovative store concept focused exclusively on providing pet grooming services such as baths, haircuts, blow-outs, paw maintenance and de-shedding treatments. The Groomery also offers pampering “ ...

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Superhero September

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   ‘Average guy’ Sean Reavie makes a difference in abused children’s lives Sean Reavie frequently uses the word “cool.” He says it’s because he’s a “nerd.” “I was a skinny, pimply kid who was picked on all the time,” Reavie says with a laugh. “I was 6-foot-3 and 100 pounds in school. When I went home, I resonated with Spider-Man, who was a skinny, pimply teenager who was pi ...

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Edifying Education

Standing Stones Christian Academy to open soon   If you’ve recently driven on North Valley Parkway, you may have noticed a new structure rising from the fields. Standing Stones Christian Academy will soon be open. For more than a decade, Standing Stones Community Church has been serving Phoenix from its original campus on 16th Avenue, providing worship services, spiritual growth, and community resource ...

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Dancing for The Stars

By Lynette Carrington   Hospice of the West and Boulder Creek High School DreamCatchers fulfill a patient’s dream Dolph Clark has had a nearly lifelong passion for singing, dancing and entertaining, and at 92 years young, he can still light up a room with his smile. He now lives at LifeStream in Northeast Phoenix and was recently granted his hospice wish of dancing one final time. “Dancing for the Star ...

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7 expert tips that could save your next mortgage

By Christopher Elliot   With mortgage rates edging higher and housing market uncertainties ahead, applying for a home loan is trickier than ever. But, as always, it’s the fine print that’ll get you. It’s not just higher rates and market conditions. We’re in a seller’s market, which is defined as less than a six-month supply of homes in a region. “Things are very different,” says Jason Fox​, a mortgage ...

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Smart Purchase

The Shops at Norterra’s Earn & Learn program benefits local schools By Niki D’Andrea   Supporting local schools just by watching a movie, dining at a restaurant or buying a new outfit sounds like a smart idea. The Shops at Norterra has put that idea into action with aplomb every year for the past six years. The Shops at Norterra’s Earn & Learn program began August 1 and continues through March ...

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Points of Pride

Sonoran Foothills integrates a variety of residences beside a desert preserve By Connor Dziawura   Sonoran Foothills integrates a variety of residences beside a desert preserve Founded in 2005, Sonoran Foothills isn’t any ordinary neighborhood; it’s a unique mix of residences from a variety of developers. With Dove Valley Road to the north and North Valley Parkway to the west, the community is situated ...

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Adjust what you eat during the hot summer months

By Brittany Thomas   The weather's not the only thing that heats up in summer. So do our bodies, and if we aren't careful, foods we eat during the summer can affect our bodies and digestion through Thanksgiving and beyond, says Dr. John Douillard, a leader in the natural health field and author of Eat Wheat.   John recommends we adopt a summer diet consisting of foods that are sweet, bitter, cold, ...

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Roasted Basil Tomatoes

This versatile dish offers an authentic taste of the Italian countryside.   By Leann Jordan These tomatoes are fantastic. Roasting tomatoes adds a sweet and rich flavor. Serve in salads, on top of grilled bread with ricotta, as a quick tomato sauce for pasta, or right out of the oven as a side dish. You can chop the roasted tomatoes and fold them in with a dollop of room temperature butter. Use this on ...

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