The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski For the Musical Theatre of Anthem’s “lucky” 13th season, the company will bring to the stage new performances sure to delight patrons of all ages. MTA ...

Adventure Through the American Riviera

Adventure Through the American Riviera

By Alison Bailin Batz Just over an hour from the Valley by plane—and only about seven by car—lies Santa Barbara. Nicknamed the American Riviera for its similarity to the French Riv ...

The Whole Family

The Whole Family

By Laura Latzko Some areas of the Valley cater more specifically to one demographic or age group. In communities like Fireside at Norterra, Sonoran Foothills and Union Park, folks ...

Smelly Service

Smelly Service

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Adam and Alisha Johnson feel for their customers. The Anthem couple who founded Doody Defense Pet Services are animal lovers who just want what’s best ...

Grandma’s Recipes

Grandma’s Recipes

By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church, Standing Stones Christian Academy Spring break has never been a time for our family to get out of town, but it is a wonderf ...

Stay Inside, Eat Great

Stay Inside, Eat Great

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Arizona Restaurant Association has come to the rescue of dining establishments suffering because of the recent state of emergency. It has debuted ...

A Taste for Change

A Taste for Change

By Dr. Brian Hester A quick Google search for “diets” will give you endless results. Everyone wants to tell you what foods you should eat, how much to eat, and what foods you shoul ...

No Ordinary Gym

No Ordinary Gym

Jabz uses boxing to help women meet their goals By Connor Dziawura Christina Peregrym was a longtime client of Jabz Boxing when she decided to get in on the concept and open a fran ...

Great Daddy Dates

Great Daddy Dates

Father sets high bar on dates with his girls By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church, Standing Stones Christian Academy February and Valentine's. The month of love. ...

Crossing Boundaries

Crossing Boundaries

Anthem chamber offers trips to Mexico and Costa Rica By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce is expanding the boundaries of business networking to include ...

No Horsin’ Around

No Horsin’ Around

Equestrians take the Sun Circuit show seriously. Period. By Annika Tomlin Horses are Bob Avila’s life. His parents, Don and Pat, owned and showed horses during his childhood in Nor ...

No Horsin’ Around

Equestrians take the Sun Circuit show seriously. Period. By Annika Tomlin Horses are Bob Avila’s life. His parents, Don and Pat, owned and showed horses during his childhood in Northern California, and he followed their career path. In Temecula, California, he founded Avila Training Stables, which helped breed and sell horses. Last year, Avila and his wife, Dana, sold their California ranch and moved to a s ...

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Connecting to Today’s Youth

Students and DVUSD are #extraordinary By Dr. Curtis Finch Deer Valley Unified School District Superintendent Ever wonder what it would be like to walk back into high school as a teenager again? Today, your first hurdle would be a convincing disguise. The second hurdle would be how you talk. However, what if you naturally looked like a teenager and even the adults were convinced, right away, without any chan ...

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Fresh Start

New Year’s resolutions apply to DVUSD, too By Dr. Curtis Finch, Deer Valley Unified School District Superintendent When most people think of the New Year, they concentrate on how to start fresh with new behaviors, routines or life perspectives; New Year’s resolutions are all about starting over. Forbes reports “only 25% actually stay committed to those resolutions after 30 days and only 8% accomplish them.” ...

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Deer Valley Pilots Association

Local group makes the Airpark a great place to fly By Bridgette Redman R epresenting the interests of Deer Valley Airpark tenants is no small task. The Airpark has more than 1,100 aircraft based in its 779 t-hangars, which is 100% occupied. It is the world’s largest general aviation airport in the world. General aviation is everything not represented by commercial air transportation. It includes corporate a ...

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Excellence Runs in the Family

Chamber taps Scott Zychowski the Businessperson of the Year By Heather Maxwell The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce named Scott Zychowski of Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry 2019 Businessperson of the Year on Saturday, December 7. A third-generation jeweler, Scott moved to Anthem from New Jersey in 2009, and has forged his own path in the business world following the footsteps left by his father, Andrew, a ...

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Savings Tips

Financial experts weigh in on unlocking success in the New Year By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Resetting financial goals is a common resolution for a New Year. Is 2020 the year to get out of debt, buy a house, plan that once-in-a-lifetime trip, or just build up a rainy-day fund? Most people know the importance of saving, but some may find it challenging to know where to start or how to create a savings plan ...

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Connolly’s Grill is a Straight Party

Owner Brian Cavender genuinely loves his work By Catherine Hathaway Connolly’s Grill is the place to party, says owner Brian Cavender. The excitement about the bar and all the events they host is unsurpassed. Cavender really loves his business. Connolly’s sat at 54th and Northern avenue for five years, until a space in 85085 opened a little closer to Cavender’s home. He jumped at the opportunity. “We are fa ...

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Get Refreshed

A calendar for a new you in the New Year By Dr. Kelly Collins, Premier Wellness Center and Aglow Medspa It is the new year and time to turn the page and start fresh or “refreshed.” Make this year about “you time” do yourself a favor, make a plan and stick to it by getting it all on the calendar at the beginning of the year. This way there will be no broken resolutions, no guessing, no second thoughts, it wi ...

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Holiday Skin Care Gift Guide

By Dr. Kelly Collins, Premier Wellness Center and Aglow Medspa Get your best look with the help of professionals The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to find gifts for everyone on the list. With that said, the holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of gorgeous skin. But with all the products out there, who has time to sift through everything? To make it easier, I have paired some of my favori ...

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Holiday Cookie Platters

By Jan D’Atri Does your holiday cookie platter need a makeover? Are you looking to add a couple of delightful holiday treats to your cookie exchange? You can’t go wrong with either one of these! The M&M’s Christmas Cookie Bars were determined by Taste of Home magazine to be the most popular cookie in America this year with nearly 400,000 pins and online shares. It’s really easy and so very festive looki ...

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