Inside Out

By Eric Newman Spartan Home Services offers interior and exterior cleaning When David Hartman moved to Anthem from northern Michigan with his fiancée Carmen Jordan, they had one goal: Keep the north Phoenix area beautiful. They aim to do it one property at a time. With children already living in the area, and wishing to find warmer weather, the pair settled in the Valley in July and opened Spartan Home Serv ...

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Of Pencils & Paint

By Sue Kern Fleischer Desert Hills artists show their work in Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival They were passionate about art since childhood. They both cite their fathers as possible influencers for their artistic skills. Nature and the outdoors fuel their creative energy. And while Desert Hills residents Jeff Henson, a pencil artist, and Debbie Gotch, an oil painter, have never met, they share a comm ...

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Road-Worthy

By Niki D’Andrea Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon is a rustic oasis along the I-17 Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon is the best place in New River to get fried food, barbecue and a bevy of beers and specialty cocktails. It doesn’t matter that it’s also the only place in New River for those things – they do them right at Roadrunner. Located literally off the side of the road (just spittin’ distance of th ...

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Saving Face

By Dr. Kelly Collins Explore these different skincare options It is a new year and lots of people are taking this opportunity to make resolutions and find ways to improve their overall well-being. It is also a good time to take inventory of what’s going on with your skin and think about a treatment plan to help reach your skincare goals. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you might realize t ...

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The Garden Churkey Burger

By Jan D’Atri You’re looking for something yummy. You’re trying to eat lighter. You’re craving a burger. You’ve come to the right place. How about a Churkey Burger! It’s a delicious combination of ground turkey and chicken (no, it’s not redundant – really!) with moistness and flavor added to the mixture from pesto, onion and crushed red pepper. Then, once it’s grilled to perfection, top it with avocado, sli ...

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Work It Out

Fit4Mom helps parents stay in shape while staying with their kids By Shelley Sakala Welcome to January. New year, new you, right? The holidays were fun, but suddenly everything shakes you like a bowl full of jelly when you laugh. It’s time to say goodbye to that figgy pudding and get back into shape. But what happens when the New Year gives you the same old options? The gym? Ugh. Running? Double-ugh. Crossf ...

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Homemade with Heart

Anthem residents “plarn” mats for homeless veterans By Eric Newman A group of residents at The Enclave at Anthem senior living community has made it a mission to support homeless veterans. The Arizona Department of Economic Security’s 2017 “Homelessness in Arizona Annual Report” identified 204 veterans as “unsheltered.” To help mitigate the problem, a group of residents meets weekly to make homemade mats in ...

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In the Absence of Violence

Remembering Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. By Judge Gerald A. Williams On January 15, some will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day off work or with a quick ski trip. Others may finally take the Christmas lights off their homes. But it is worth taking the time to remember a man who understood how meaningful change could occur in the absence of violence. Reverend King became the central figure in ...

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Finding a Bigger Purpose

Nicole Hoffmann cites service as her source of happiness during her senior year By Emma Suttell Senior Class Homecoming Queen. When most think of the title, they might think back to their own senior class. The Homecoming Queen title can carry a few assumptions and stereotypes along with it, but Boulder Creek student Nicole Hoffmann radiates all of the positive qualities the title represents. Nicole Hoffmann ...

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Cyberspace Case

Why you should not trust online reviews If you bought something online between Thanksgiving and Christmas, or if you’re looking to buy online now that the holiday rush is over, chances are you’ll get to a point where you’ll ask, “Should I trust online reviews?” (Answer: No, you should not trust online reviews. I’ll tell you why in a moment.) You know what I mean by “point,” don’t you? It’s the moment before ...

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