Saint Valentine

By Pastor David Bowen, The real meaning of the "sweethearts" holiday Standing Stones Community Church The date many people circle on the month of February is the fourteenth, Valentine’s Day. Some circle it so that they can completely avoid it, but others look forward to this special day. What makes this day special? Valentine’s Day has its origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia, which was a fertility festi ...

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Gifts of Love

Story and photos by Shannon Fisher Fast and fun creations for Valentine’s Day February is a time to celebrate love! Here are easy ideas for gifts of love. Valentine mice can be made from saved toilet paper rolls. We always have so many rolls we save and try to reuse. Start with an empty roll and you can use paper, felt or foam sheets to decorate your mouse. We used paper and googly eyes. You can draw simple ...

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The Prism of Hip Hop

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski DJ Z-Trip brings color to the world of remixing Playing around the Valley is meaningful to Z-Trip, a New River-raised DJ born Zach Sciacca. Shows like The Cocktail Jam on Saturday, February 16, at The Van Buren in Phoenix recall lugging gear in and out of his vehicle to entertain clubgoers around town. “Arizona shows are super fun,” he says. “It’s cool to see a lot of the peopl ...

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On the Rise

By Lauren Wise A-Authentic Garage Doors builds solid reputation and plans expansion A garage door is one of those things that tends to reveal its true necessity only when it’s not working properly. Whether broken, damaged by a wayward emergency break – or the illusion that the garage is already open, as has happened to this writer – or squeaks so loudly you put mousetraps in the garage corners, you’re in a ...

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Arizona Travel

A trio of trips to take around the Grand Canyon State There’s no shortage of special destinations in Arizona. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone and Tucson are well-known for their nature, culture and history, but here are three other spots to spend a weekend that are less traveled than the aforementioned but just as rich in recreation, restaurants and more. Bisbee From mining boomtown to Bohemian burg By ...

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