Stylist Kimberly Hufford on how to plan a fabulously fun birthday party

Celebrate! Stylist Kimberly Hufford on how to plan a fabulously fun birthday party. Photos by Heidi Lea Photography My love of parties started almost 20 years ago when I planned my daughter’s first birthday. Considering her young age, it was probably more for me than for her, but when I saw the look of joy on her sweet face, I was hooked. I now have six children, and I love giving them their special day. Th ...

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Pastor David Bowen on an oft-misunderstood word

Love: A Noun or a Verb? Pastor David Bowen on an oft-misunderstood word.  A survey was done a few years ago in which participants answered the question: What three-word sentence would you most like to hear? The top three answers, in reverse order, were: 3) Supper is ready. 2) I forgive you. 1) I love you. People want to hear “I love you.” People need to hear “I love you!” Remember back in junior high Englis ...

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Losing weight comes down to caloric intake, says local personal trainer Christy Snyder

A Numbers Game Losing weight comes down to caloric intake, says local personal trainer Christy Snyder. Here, she shares her plan to keep track of those errant calories. Having a Plan The phrases “I need to lose some weight” or “I’m on a diet” have crossed everyone’s lips at some point and will probably do so again. Many of the failures that we experience in losing weight come out of a lack of planning. I of ...

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Not too hot, not too cold. Shelley Sakala waxes poetic about the Valley’s March weather

Welcome to the Sweet Spot Not too hot, not too cold. Shelley Sakala waxes poetic about the Valley’s March weather. In Phoenix, March is considered to be the pinnacle of beautiful weather. With an average high temperature of 77, we can’t get out of those bulky sweaters fast enough. Total Goldilocks weather––not too hot, not too cold. Just right. Our winter visitors are downright giddy. Restaurants are reopen ...

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STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER Announces Casting Call for PETER PAN AND WENDY

STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER Announces Casting Call for PETER PAN AND WENDY Rediscover the magic of Peter Pan and his enduring friendship with Wendy in this faithful adaptation. Casting Call for ages 6 to 19. Individuals auditioning should be prepared to do cold readings and group interactions and bring personal schedule calendar, a resume (optional), and a headshot (optional). Eric Gibson, Director Adapted ...

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Three tips to help simplify your life

Slow Down We’re in the thick of a new year, and if you’re like most 85085 parents, you’re probably already feeling overwhelmed and overburdened with commitments. If your to-do list has no end in sight, then it is time to slow down. Here are three tips to help simplify your life. By Kristin Caliendo Photo by Scott E. Whitney Photography 1. Yes—it’s OK to say “No”! Saying no creates a fear that people won’t l ...

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Love is alive and well in 85085. This month, we catch up with local couples to get a peek at their love story and to hear how they keep the romance alive.

NEIGHBORHOOD ROMANCE Love is alive and well in 85085. This month, we catch up with local couples to get a peek at their love story and to hear how they keep the romance alive. Compiled by Sondra Barr Photo of Wes and Chelsey Miller by Chadwick Fowler, all other photographs provided by the featured couples   Wes and Chelsey Miller AGE: Both 30 OCCUPATION: Logistics consultant and stay-at-home mom LOVE S ...

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Pastor David Bowen’s “dates” with his daughters teach them self-respect for the real thing

10 Great Daddy Dates Pastor David Bowen’s “dates” with his daughters teach them self-respect for the real thing. February and Valentines. The month of love. As a father of three girls, I have always understood the influence and responsibility that comes with the privilege of being called Dad. In a world that seems to get more selfish, I’ve made it a point to teach my girls to be generous and to understand h ...

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Moms get behind sweet treats to fight pediatric cancer

Good Cookies Moms get behind sweet treats to fight pediatric cancer. By Tisha Morgan When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with pediatric cancer in 2007, his mother, Gretchen, was shocked to learn that cancers in children are the leading cause of death by disease for kids in the United States. And she was equally appalled to learn just how little money was being spent to fund new, more effective treatment ...

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