Making Healthy Choices

Do you really need supplements? By Dr. Brian Hester If you do a simple Google search to find out if supplements are absolutely necessary for a healthy life, you’ll find hundreds of articles showing exactly why you need them. Flip the script and search for why supplements are a hoax and you’ll find just as many results. It’s a huge controversy in the health care industry. When you add in the fact supplements ...

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Family Friendly

Azool Grill thrives, thanks to its loyal neighbors By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Azool Grill just reached a landmark not many restaurants can claim: its 15-year anniversary. But owner Mary Hultman doesn’t take credit for the eatery’s success. “I attribute it to our customers,” Hultman says. “We have great customers. Our staff is really consistent, too. They’ve been here a long time. It’s just a really, ...

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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. As a father of three girls, I have always understood the influence and responsibility that comes with the privilege of being called dad. In a world that seems to get more selfish, I have made it a point to teach my girls to be ge ...

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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 group domestic and international travel experiences to members and members’ friends and family. The Chamber Travel Club includes round-trip transportation from Anthem, a T-shirt and a group photo as an added benefit to each trip. ...

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A Best-Kept Secret

Pioneer Telephone Museum follows the buzz of technology By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Pioneer Telephone Museum is in a simple wooden building just outside the Pioneer Living History Museum. The technology inside defies its walls. “I would say we’re one of the country’s best-kept secrets,” says Ron Eastwood, a two-year telephone museum volunteer. “Telephone museums are so few and far between. We’re despe ...

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Building Excitement

Jaguar Youth Football will prep boys and girls for Boulder Creek’s teams By Griffin Fabits Justin Simons and the Anthem community are preparing for the launch of a youth tackle football program, the Jaguar Youth Football Organization, in early February. The coed league will have three teams—10u, 12u and 14u—and will compete against other organizations across the Valley in the National Youth Sports League fr ...

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Trail Mix

The Prickly Pedal Tour shows off the Maricopa Trail’s terrain By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Maricopa Trail is considered a secret to some. Jeffery Frost is continuing former Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek’s goal of bringing awareness of the trail with the Prickly Pedal Tour. This year’s date is Saturday, January 18. “He had this vision and was always a supporter of recreational activities,” say ...

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Living the ‘BestLife’

New practice set to revolutionize health care in Anthem By Christopher Boan Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe came to Anthem a half-decade ago with a career’s worth of experience as a health care provider and a dream of revolutionizing the field. Maplethorpe, who earned a medical doctorate and Master of Public Health degree, previously served as a family physician in Issaquah, Washington, after completing her reside ...

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It’s a Family Affair

Scott Zychowski is dedicated to making Anthem’s jewels shine By Catherine Hathaway Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry has been an institution in Anthem for 15 years, but the business history runs deeper. Third-generation jeweler Scott Zychowski took over the business a year ago and has been recognized for his work in the North Phoenix community. He was named Businessperson of the Year at the recent Anthem ...

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20/20 Vision

Communicate a plan for 2020 instead of a resolution By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church Standing Stones Christian Academy According to the American Optometric Association, if you have 20/20 vision this means you are able to read the entire eye chart from 20 feet away. If you have 20/60 vision this means you see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision can see at 60 feet. The eye chart ...

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