The Time for Change is Now

Healthy eating should be a lifestyle By Dr. Brian Hester, Back to Health of Anthem Eating healthy can be confusing and difficult without help or guidance. I mean, most people admit it’s easier to grab something on the go than prepare for what they will eat later. The one thing I know for sure, “You can’t medicate your way out of a problem that you behaved your way into.” The thing is, eating healthy is such ...

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Workout and Wine

The noncompetitive Fitness with Benefits runs the trails By Eric Newman 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 together? And it started from there,” says Pad ...

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Apple Biscuit Dumplings

With Jan D'Atri Who knew crispy apples, store bought biscuit dough, a few spices and a can of 7-Up could make the most amazing Apple Biscuit Dumplings? It’s absolutely true and might just be the perfect finish for your Sunday Supper! This easy-as-ever recipe has become my new favorite dessert! It all starts with apple wedges tucked inside biscuit dough. A beautiful caramel liquid comes together on the cookt ...

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Just Roll With It!

Echo Sushi is a prize to North Phoenix/Anthem By Shelley Sakala Some communities wait years to get an authentic, locally owned sushi restaurant. North Phoenix/Anthem has one right now—and it’s fantastic! Say hello to Echo Sushi. Don’t let the strip mall location fool you. The food here is legit, and the sushi is just the beginning. Echo serves up top-rate poke bowls, hearty ramen dishes, noodle and fried ri ...

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Keeping Anthem Cool

Attorney Sam Crump fills the froyo void By Octavio Serrano Sam Crump has led a long and successful career as a military and civil attorney. When he was looking to open a new business, a frozen yogurt shop was the obvious choice. “I was just drawn to having a retail store and was thinking about different things I would enjoy doing and that I didn’t already see being fulfilled in the community,” Crump says. S ...

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Kuma’s Great Adventures

Kuma’s Great Adventures Mountain Lion attacks in Tramonto Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Being on the north end of Phoenix certainly has its advantages. We tend to be a little cooler than downtown, and we don’t usually get the haboobs or dust storms. We have lots of wonderful open space—although mom says that will be changing as the state is selling off massive amounts to pay teachers—an ...

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Mercedes Benz GLE450

This 2020 car is never boring By C.A. Haire The new 2020 GLE450 is being shipped to Mercedes dealers, so we grabbed one for a one-week test drive. This is an impressive SUV, but a pricey one when it’s loaded with options. The base cost starts at $61,000. But how about an air suspension package for $8,000 more, or leather trim at $3,000? In fact, we have a list of 29 options, totaling $35,000! When all is do ...

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August is a time for possible change

August is a time for possible change By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church Standing Stones Christian Academy OK, I admit it. I enjoy history. My kids, however, not so much. But that does not dissuade me from using history as a tool for teaching them traits I hope will last long into their adult years. The month of August is named after the Roman Emperor Augustus. Augustus had many faults, ...

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Back to School Time

Here are crafts and hacks to start the year off right By Shannon Fisher Back to school is around the corner for most Arizona schools. Here are some quick and easy ways to get ready for school! Bobby pins are a cute way to dress up your hair. We used nail polish to paint designs on the pins. Allow to dry and you have quick and easy hair art. You can also use E-6000 glue to adhere jewels or beads for extra fl ...

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It’s Electric!

Walmart adds vehicle charging stations to Anthem store By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart is making life a little more convenient for electric vehicle drivers. Charging stations have been added to select Walmart Supercenters, including the newest one in Anthem at 4435 W. Anthem Way. This allows busy families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop. It’s ...

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