Air, Water, Earth

Lake Havasu City has all the elements for fun Lake Havasu City, aka “Arizona’s Playground,” is well-known for a few things. Firstly, it’s home to London Bridge, relocated to the city piecemeal from England in 1968, reconstructed over the course of three years, and inaugurated in 1971. The city also sits along a stretch of what we’ll call the Arizona Riviera, making it a boating mecca beach town in the middl ...

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Tiny Baubles

Make your own holiday ornaments with leftover items Story and photos by Shannon Fisher It is holiday time again! It is our tradition to make new ornaments every year. Here are three quick and easy ones you can make, too. Hot glue is a great way to make a melted snowman. Lay out some parchment paper, wax paper or foil. Spread some hot glue into a puddle shape. Now add pipe cleaner, paper or foam board for th ...

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Christmas Gift

The value of taking joy in the simple things of life By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church Growing up on the East Coast, I had always heard about the sights and sounds of Christmas in New York City. For years I had wanted to see and experience that extravaganza and I guess I passed that dream down to my kids, as year after year we watched the lighting of the huge Christmas tree in Rockefel ...

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Rest Your Head

Uniik Pillows bring seasonal décor to homes By Lauren Wise Photos courtesy Unik Pillows During the holiday season, home décor can always be counted upon to boost the seasonal cheer quotient. From minimal touches like wreaths and menorahs to giant Christmas trees and winter wonderland lights, everyone likes a splash of sparkle, color and texture. And local company Uniik Pillows offers a merry and bright plac ...

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Three Times the Fun!

Danielle and Nick Cicogna run a trio of businesses By Shelley Sakala   Question: What happens when two kids from New York who never knew each other finally meet in a bank in Anthem? Answer: They get married and start a dance company. And a dancewear store. And a coffee shop. Meet Danielle and Nick Cicogna, a pair of New York transplants who each settled in the desert, met, and are in the middle of thei ...

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Post-Turkey Plans

5 fab activities to stave off boredom and burn calories   The plates are cleared, the dishes are washed and the leftovers are loaded into the fridge. You’re sitting around with family and friends, with the top button of your jeans unsnapped (to ease digestion) as you fight off the effects of the tryptophan. Another Thanksgiving dinner is in the books. With the final few minutes of the football game tic ...

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New Community

David Weekley Homes to host grand opening of Union Park at Norterra By Eric Newman   The nation’s largest private home builder has major plans to plant its flag in north Phoenix. David Weekley Homes – founded in 1976 and spanning 22 cities across the United States – has plans to open a new community of homes, called Union Park at Norterra. Comprised of 117 lots of varying sizes, with seven different on ...

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Teach Contentment

Guide kids to look inward, not outward to external fads and gadgets By Pastor David Bowen   After the family dinner, my girls have a saying: “I’m full, but I still have an ice cream spot” – meaning even after a good meal, there is still room for ice cream. Who doesn’t like a sweet dessert to finish off a good meal? However, have you ever noticed that after eating sweets, you are still hungry afterward? ...

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Scent of Zen

KC’s Burning Aromas help connect everyone with essential oils New to the Shops at Norterra is a family-run business, focusing on lifting up others and bringing new scents into their lives. KC’s Burning Aromas specializes in aromatherapy warmers, essential oils, aromatherapy diffusers and much more. The shop features 150 different fragrance oils available in half-ounce, one-ounce and two-ounce bottles. All t ...

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Wheels and Dealin’

How to play these road trip games – and win By Christopher Elliott When you think of road trip games, “I Spy” or the “License Plate Game” probably comes to mind. Forget those. The games you really want to know about are the mind games your fellow travelers play with you. I’m talking about the torturous (“Are we there yet?”), unwinnable (“I’m bored”), diplomatic (“He hit me first”) mind games that kids play ...

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