Cosmetology Shop

New Phoenix spa focuses on passion and positivity By Octavio Serrano Elaine Mai opened a spa when she was 18 and has been working for herself since. Now, she wants to share her passion with the people of Phoenix. “My mom helped me with a little bit of money, and I opened a salon,” she says. “I started expanding to other services and that’s when I got into cosmetology. It’s my passion.” The Pure Beauty Salon ...

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Extraordinary Rides

The Lexus LS500 sedan is well worth the $100K-plus price By C.A. Haire Lexus has a reputation for building excellent luxury cars, and if you are sitting in its LS500 sedan, it’s obvious this is a top of the line. If the size and comfort do not convince you, the price tag certainly will. The base fee starts at $81,200. As usual on prime rides, there are plenty of extras to inflate the cost. With adaptive air ...

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Happy Law Day

A free society needs free speech and a free press By Gerald Williams Law Day is held annually in the United States on May 1 to celebrate the rule of law. The theme of 2019 is: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. Should First Amendment free press protections be absolute? Should private individuals have a greater right to privacy than celebrities? Should states have the ability to determine their own level ...

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He Shoots, He Scores!

Logan Derryberry excels at hockey at Pinnacle High By Jadyn Fisher As many people know, sports are a huge part of the high school experience. They add entertainment to the lives of the players and viewers. It’s a learning experience for the players, too, as sports teach discipline and sportsmanship. They create a tight-knit group of trustworthy teammates with whom to spend your high school years. Hockey is ...

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Hometown Proud

Streets of New York has feet planted in Arizona By Eric Newman When Streets of New York President and CEO Lorrie Glaeser walks into any of her 25 restaurants, she gives several hugs and calls her staff by name. After all, she wants her Paradise Valley-based restaurants to have that family atmosphere. Streets of New York at 2805 W. Carefree Highway in North Phoenix is no different. Streets of New York has st ...

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Igniting Change

Daisy Mountain Firefighters transform lives, thanks to fundraiser By Megan Marples After getting off long shift at 8 a.m., firefighter Jon Binsbacher doesn’t think twice before donating his time to Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities. Binsbacher has been a firefighter for 15 years and is the charity’s president. When he’s not saving lives, he focuses on the charity, which helps firefighters and community ...

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Kombucha Craze

Norterra mom shares kombucha and healthy eating By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski After giving birth to her first son, Lindsey Chairez wanted to get back in shape, like most new moms. “I have always been interested in health, but could never seem to lose the weight,” says Chairez, who lives in Norterra. “I began to see negative effects on my body at a young age.’ She relied on eating healthier and living a holi ...

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Learn to Swim

Proposed EVO Swim School looking for community interest to build By Sherry Jackson A proposed $4 million swim school in North Phoenix needs help from the surrounding community. With a possible location under contract at the Norterra Fiesta Shopping Center at North Valley and Norterra parkways, EVO Swim School needs residents to show their interest for this investment to be made and construction to begin. EV ...

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Little Bit of Everything

Proven businesses moving into Norterra By Shelley Sakala Something sporty, Something fun, Something pretty, Something yum! The center of the North Phoenix universe, otherwise known as The Shops at Norterra, has some big things coming. Four new tenants are opening their doors this year—Club Pilates, Luv 2 Play, Pure Beauty Salon & Spa and Koi Poke. Not only are the concepts interesting and fun, they’re p ...

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Measles is making a comeback

By Dr. Laura K. Schroeder, Network Infectious Disease Officer for HonorHealth Measles used to be a common viral illness in the United States and is making a comeback in the country in alarming numbers. Current outbreaks in New York City and others have health care providers and the community concerned about this resurgence. Measles begins two to four days after exposure with sick patient. It is a highly con ...

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