Is Your Gut Healthy?

This ‘second brain’ can affect mood and overall wellness By Dr. Alexandra Prach and Tara Storjohann Ever wonder why you feel “off” after having to take antibiotics for a prolonged period of time? The term “gut health” is usually mentioned when talking about overall well-being, but what does it really mean?  The truth is, your gut is tied to all aspects of health including mental, physical, emotional and imm ...

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All in the Family

Gio’s Pizza brings traditional Italian flavors to Anthem By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Born in Sicily and raised in New York, Onofrio Modica knows great pizza. For five years, the Anthem resident has been sharing his family’s recipes through Gio’s Pizza, which boasts top-notch deep-dish, thin New York-style and Sicilian crust pies. “I’ve been in the business for 47 years,” he says. “The secret to my success ...

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Get Lucky!

These crafts are sure to make guests smile By Shannon Fisher March is a month to create lucky crafts. We made leprechaun binoculars with two toilet paper rolls. Take your paper rolls and paint them or cover them with paper. We used green and decorated with designs of choosing. You can draw, print photos out to glue on, or use stickers. Next, hot glue the rolls together at the sides. You can now use your luc ...

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Playing a Part

P.E.O. Chapter EV-Anthem gearing up to host a fundraiser By Jordan Houston Coming on the heels of its 150th anniversary, a women-centric nonprofit is as committed as ever to celebrating female advancements across borders. The Iowa-based Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood boasts an impressive membership of around 230,000 members throughout North America and is dedicated to creating ed ...

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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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