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 ...

America’s Golden Years

By Pastor David Bowen Standing Stones Community Church Standing Stones Christian Academy They say history is a great teacher. The 1950s is remembered as America’s Golden Years. It was the first full decade after World War II. America began to recover from the Great Depression of the 1930s and the war of the 1940s. What was known as the “American Dream” was becoming attainable, as the typical family had the ...

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Empowering Women

Amazing Lash Studio is about culture and comfort By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Angela Toth was returning to the workforce after staying at home with her children, she wanted to do something for herself. She was getting her lashes done at Amazing Lash Studio and picked up a franchising pamphlet. She was sold. “I needed to build my career for myself, rather than going to work for someone and working my w ...

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

An 85085 family tells their story about the battle with their disorder By Jill Jones My son, Clark, was a “typically developing” child. He learned to talk and walk normally and really enjoyed building things. When he was 4, Clark got his first preschool homework assignment—copying the letters of the alphabet. After struggling with it for a while, he finally just scribbled on the paper in frustration. I said ...

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Creepy and Kooky

The Addams Family visits the Starlight Community Theater for Halloween By Bridgette Redman At Starlight Community Theater, the staff gives teens what they want, especially when it comes to musicals. This October, as Halloween decorations take over the stores and people prepare for stories of ghosts and ghouls, Starlight Community Theater will be producing “The Addams Family Musical” with a cast of teenagers ...

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DVUSD relentlessly pursues greatness

By Superintendent Curtis Finch Deer Valley Unified School District Muhammad Ali, Steffi Graf, Michael Jordan, Richard Petty, Annika Sorenstam, Johnny Unitas and Deer Valley Unified School District. What do the above have in common? The relentless pursuit of greatness. Each of these legends had help along the way, made calculated decisions and were dedicated to their craft. The “Good to Great” (G2G) series o ...

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Team Spirit

Football is the most popular way of showing school pride By Jadyn Fisher At any high school, being involved in clubs or sports or just showing team spirit is what can make or break those four years of your life. There are plenty of opportunities for involvement, but one of the most mainstream and popular options is sports, especially football. Most people sit in the stands and cheer for their team with thei ...

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Giving Hearts

Great Hearts hopes to raise $500K through ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Great Hearts Academies is working to keep their classical education intact by hosting the benefit “A Wrinkle in Time” from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 28. The event is set for Chateau Luxe, 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix. Tickets for the signature event are on sale and support the faculty and the Teacher ...

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Events 85085 Magazine

STARTS SEPTEMBER 5 Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Developed by the Department of Homeland Security for Local Community Preparedness, this training session is provided for free. It’s tailored to the Phoenix area and more specifically, the Daisy Mountain communities. Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old. The class is eight consecutive T ...

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Workout and Wine

The noncompetitive Fitness with Benefits runs the trails of North Phoenix Story by Eric Newman; Photos by Pablo Robles North Phoenix residents Larry Padgett, Lewis Young and Lisa Evans were at a nearby Fry’s Wine Bar, hanging out and sharing stories of their exercise regiments and fitness goals when they had an epiphany. Why not start a small club to merge their interests. “We kind of figured, why not do it ...

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Commitment to Care

UCP’s Valerie Pieraccini is celebrating 25 years of changing lives By Zac Dunn Valerie Pieraccini spent her early 20s traveling the country, peddling her skills as an occupational therapist wherever they were needed. By her own admission, she was restless; every few months she would pack and move to a new city, a new state and start again. When the Deer Valley resident accepted a position at United Cerebral ...

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