Monsoon Season––It’s not over yet!

Monsoon Season––It’s Not Over Yet!  Former meteorologist Shelley Sakala on the Valley’s notorious seasonal storms. Once a meteorologist, always a meteorologist. It’s been awhile since I donned the pancake makeup and TV news hair, but I’ll always be a weather girl at heart. I’m thrilled to be part of 85085 Magazine writing about my past and still burning love––the weather. Let’s talk about the area’s famed m ...

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Al Fresco Entertaining

Al Fresco Entertaining  Stylista Kimberly Hufford offers tips to create a wonderful atmosphere for your guests.  The Arizona desert is a beautiful backdrop for any event, from a formal dinner party to a simple gathering of friends. With gorgeous fall weather quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to start planning an outdoor event. Follow these few simple tips to create a warm and inviting atmosphere ...

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Entertainer’s Delight

Entertainer’s Delight A Sonoran Foothills family enjoys their spacious backyard   By Sondra Barr Photos by Final Touch Photography   Mickey and Rachel moved to the Valley from Southern California in 2005. After a few years of acclimating to the area, they found their current home in the Desert Trails section of Sonoran Foothills, which they happily moved into in 2009. Since then, the couple has cr ...

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Juicing Offers Energizing Benefits, Says Local Dietitian Kelli Morgan

I began juicing regularly four years ago, and now, I don’t feel myself without my daily juice. I feel so energized after I juice! I love it first thing in the morning, but if I’m running short on time in the morning, I’ll have it in the afternoon. It’s a perfect pick-me-up at 3 p.m.! Freshly made juice at home is not even in the same category as the “stuff” you buy at the grocery store. Fresh juice contains ...

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“Prescott’s First Citizen” Was a Rough-and-tumble Grizzly-fighting Mountain Man-by the Name of Pauline Weaver

When old Joe Walker, one of the West’s most famous explorers, and his party of prospectors arrived at Granite Creek in the spring of 1863, an old mountaineer by the name of Pauline Weaver was already camped there. The area was the stomping ground of the Yavapai Indians, a formidable tribe of warriors, but surprisingly, the earliest days of Prescott’s history were relatively free of bloodshed, and the credit ...

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