Spring Savings: Take advantage of the savings tips below, to help extend your budget, says local budget-savvy mom Judy Weston

Spring Savings Take advantage of the savings tips below, to help extend your budget, says local budget-savvy mom Judy Weston. March Is Frozen Food Month It may be hard to believe, but there actually is a frozen food month (okay, it’s also the Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month––but I couldn’t tie that into savings). Every March for the last 31 years, supermarkets celebrate their frozen products by offering tr ...

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Preservation of a Landmark: Local Jeffrey Cody on the efforts to protect Daisy Mountain

Preservation of a Landmark Local Jeffrey Cody on the efforts to protect Daisy Mountain. Recently, two different articles brought awareness of Daisy Mountain to the readers of 85086 Magazine. The first came from Jim Oliveri and dealt with the history of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. Meanwhile, Anthem resident Joseph Wisniewski recently related a harrowing experience while hiking this distinctive mountain, ...

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Whiz Kid: Anthem’s 16-year-old Joey Hudy is inspiring everyone from President Obama to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Whiz Kid Anthem’s 16-year-old Joey Hudy is inspiring everyone from President Obama to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. By Anissa Stringer Photos by Tammy Martin Photography, tammymartinphotography.com Joey Hudy is a Maker. If you’re not familiar with the term, he describes it this way: “A Maker is a person who makes anything. It doesn’t matter what it is.” It sounds simple enough, but at the age of 16, Joey makes ...

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Outdoor Trends––Outdoor Trends Give your backyard a spring makeover with Arizona Iron Furniture

Outdoor Trends Give your backyard a spring makeover with Arizona Iron Furniture By Anissa Stringer Arizona Iron Furniture is dedicated to supporting locally owned businesses while offering the best value in the industry. Visit any one of their three Valley locations, and then enjoy your newly made-over backyard! 1. Made with the finest natural stones, like red onyx and natural travertine, these heirloom-qua ...

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Get to Know––Cave Creek’s Daniel Mercer

Daniel Mercer Daniel Mercer grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota. He was active in 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), football, wrestling, and track. His first big decision came at the age of 19, when he joined the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged after four years. The next major step was his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Teresa. They’ve been married for 21 years and have raised their ch ...

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Bad Parent? Good Parent? Local psychologist Chris Wylie on 10 parenting mistakes to avoid

Bad Parent? Good Parent? Local psychologist Chris Wylie on 10 parenting mistakes to avoid Being a parent is full of joys, but most would agree that it’s also one of the toughest challenges in human experience. Children don’t arrive with a how-to manual, and what works for one child may not work for another. Parenting may not be easy––even the second, third, whatever time around, but I can impart a few class ...

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Western Flair: A custom rustic look fits the bill for this Desert Hills family, originally from Long Island.

Western Flair A custom rustic look fits the bill for this Desert Hills family, originally from Long Island. By Sondra Barr Photos by Michele Celentano When George and Dolores (no last name given) moved from Long Island to Arizona, they knew they wanted their own private piece of land. After moving into a Toll Brothers home in Sonoran Foothills in 2006, it didn’t take them long to realize that the backyard w ...

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Fitness––A Family Affair

Fitness––A Family Affair Make health and fitness your lifetime priorities by getting your whole family involved, says fitness mentor Michelle Steinke. The family that plays together has a lot of fun! I call it FFF, or Fun Family Fitness, and what I’ve learned with my two young children is that being active as a family can make all the difference and change the dynamic for years to come. Kids learn by what w ...

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Neighborhood Touchdown: The North Valley Regional Library’s partnership with the New Friends of the Library is a win-win

Neighborhood Touchdown The North Valley Regional Library’s partnership with the New Friends of the Library is a win-win. By Irma Poznecki Patrons of the North Valley Regional Library may not be aware that they’re recipients of NFL funding. No, not the football league—these playmakers are officially named New Friends of the Library, which is a local nonprofit group whose mission is to provide financial suppo ...

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Who Goes There? Fact or fiction? Jim Oliveri takes on the controversial subject of unidentified flying objects over Arizona skies.

Who Goes There? Fact or fiction? Jim Oliveri takes on the controversial subject of unidentified flying objects over Arizona skies. Arizona seems to be a hotbed for UFO sightings, perhaps because visibility in the night sky here is unusually good. However, a recent rash of UFO sightings appears to have been largely ignored by the media, and I’m wondering why. Allegedly reliable witnesses have reported incide ...

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