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 ...

Alfa Romeo

By C.A. Haire The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a pleasure to drive When an SUV carries an $88,000 price tag, it is sure to be special. In the case of this Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, it can be found under the hood. There we find a Ferrari-designed and -built 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, cranking 505 horsepower, and 443 lbs./ft. of torque. It is hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual ...

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A Lasting Impression

By Heather Maxwell Executive Director Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Area veterans from all branches gathered alongside law enforcement, first responders, family and friends for the military ball at the Anthem Golf and Country Club on November 9. As is often the case for events like this, Mike Spinelli and his wife Ro arrived early to set up lighting for the red-carpet photos. An internationally known phot ...

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Protecting the innocent

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bikers Against Child Abuse volunteers aren’t members of a gang. They use road names for security, and they have a heart. The volunteers protect children from their abusers, whether it is at court or at home—where the young victims do not feel safe. An 85085 resident, “Chops” was asked to volunteer by the organization’s state vice president when they were coworkers. “He said I w ...

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Deer Valley Unified School District hopes to stay on award-winning path

By Dr. Curtis Finch This has been a busy year for the Deer Valley Unified School District. After multiple awards of excellence and outstanding academic performance on the 2019 AzMERIT state tests, the task now is staying on top. With these outstanding performances this year and last, we are fully expecting to move into the No. 1 position of KTAR’s “Best AZ School Districts” list from our current No. 2 posit ...

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Fitness Fiend

By Alexa Buechler Frank Carman spreads his familial feel to workouts in the park When Frank Carman founded Frankie’s Fitness about three years ago, he had only one personal training client. Now, his fitness classes burst with 35 adults and 40 to 45 children. He also serves as a personal trainer seven clients. “It’s a pretty solid little business right now—and we’re growing,” Carman says. The 85085 resident ...

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‘Italy Meets Arizona’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski There will be nothing simple about Osteria Mia Mario Rana knows he has a good thing. Sitting in his State 48 Brewery in the Scottsdale Airpark, Rana shares his latest project—Osteria Mia, a modern Italian restaurant and wine bar coming in January to the Shops at Norterra. The menu will feature wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, build-your-own bruschetta and charcuterie boards, ...

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Showing Gratitude

By Shannon Fisher These fall crafts are perfect conversation starters November is a great month to share what we are thankful for. These crafts are an easy way to share what we love or are grateful for. Pumpkins left over from last month or on super sale can be used for a simple November decoration. You can paint the pumpkin white or leave the natural color. Tie a cute ribbon to the stem and leave in a spot ...

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Living the Clean Life

By Alexa Buechler Evolve Salon and Spa works with cruelty-free, vegan products Jenna Pechman lives a nontoxic, clean life. So, it was only natural for her to incorporate this lifestyle into Evolve Salon and Spa, which she opened in October 2018 in North Phoenix. The vegan, cruelty-free full-service spa offers hair, nail, skincare and body care services. “I’m a vegan, and I like to live a nontoxic, clean lif ...

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New Owners

By Emma Richburg The Shops at Norterra acquired by Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder T he flourishing The Shops at Norterra is under new ownership, as the Bob Parsons-owned YAM Properties brought the center into its fold for $108 million in October. “It’s a very well-maintained, thriving center and is a good fit for our portfolio,” says Dan Dahl, Yam Properties’ director of real estate. “We’re just excited to br ...

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Curtis’ Corner

By Superintendent Curtis Finch, Deer Valley Unified School District Growth brings more opportunities I t’s an exciting time in the Deer Valley Unified School District—growth. With 38 schools covering northern Maricopa County from New River to Bell Road, our 367-square-mile school district boundaries encompass parts of Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Anthem, New River, Cave Creek and unincorporated sections of Ma ...

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