Local teen Zoe Stitzer offers her perspective on growing up in 85086

Community Chat Local teen Zoe Stitzer offers her perspective on growing up in 85086. Sometimes, you don’t even know that you have something until it’s gone. My dad’s job in Phoenix ended last November, and he has been working temporarily in Illinois since January. He’s a “final two” contender for six jobs, all of them all over the country, and with the prospect of moving suddenly becoming an option, I saw t ...

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Fabulous Finds: The area is filled with many talented folks selling creative items. Check out some of the cool stuff your neighbors are selling.

Fabulous Finds The area is filled with many talented folks selling creative items. Check out some of the cool stuff your neighbors are selling. Gina Paluch and Jennifer Michaelson are the sisters—twins, in fact—behind Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique. These gals are committed to offering quality jewelry at affordable prices. Their line offers a variety of baubles from simplicity to statement pieces. Prices rang ...

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Local psychologist Chris Wylie on building your child’s self-esteem by taking control of your emotions

Mental Health Local psychologist Chris Wylie on building your child’s self-esteem by taking control of your emotions. Parents who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behavior. They’re able to handle life’s challenges, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks. But just as it requires effort to build or maintain physical health, so it does with mental and emotional ...

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Hair care professional Martin Weston offers tips on how to prepare summer hair for on-trend fall flair

Color Matters Hair care professional Martin Weston offers tips on how to prepare summer hair for on-trend fall flair. Summer’s over, right? It’s October, and after what seemed like six months of unrelenting, searing heat, the arid desert has finally begun to cool down. Slowly, the desert’s fleeting change of seasons has taken a dip into fall, and once again, we love living here. I moved to Arizona nearly se ...

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From the Amazon to Anthem, here’s local Kelli Morgan on the exotic superfood that is good for you both inside and out

Acai From the Amazon to Anthem, here’s local Kelli Morgan on the exotic superfood that is good for you both inside and out. Acai (ah-sah-YEE), a vibrant, high-energy berry quickly gaining a cult following, is the latest exotic superfood from the Amazon Rainforest. Acai has a unique nutrition profile that combines a remarkable concentration of antioxidants (10 times more antioxidants than red grapes) with an ...

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Local Tara Storjohann dispels myths about the flu shot

Combat the Flu Local Tara Storjohann dispels myths about the flu shot. It’s that time of year again! Flu season is upon us, and you will start seeing and hearing news reports, advertisements, and encouragement from the majority of the medical community to get immunized. As a pharmacist, I’ve heard all of the reasons why patients choose not to get the flu shot. They include “The shot gave me the flu,” “I hat ...

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Local Barbara Stitzer catches up with Anthem’s Holly Matson

Community Leader Local Barbara Stitzer catches up with Anthem’s Holly Matson. Anthem Community Council president and owner of the PR firm Matson Solutions, Holly Matson takes the adage “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” a little further than you’d expect. This beautiful, involved-to-the-gills woman plants the seeds, grows the orchards, orders in sunlight, puts the farmers together with the giant co ...

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At Home with the Kohls: The family’s favorite room in their Anthem home is a well-appointed Tuscan great room

At Home with the Kohls The family’s favorite room in their Anthem home is a well-appointed Tuscan great room. By Sondra Barr Photos by Stephen Miller, celticserenityphotography.com Brad and Dawnylle Kohl moved into their current country club neighborhood in 1999. “My husband was one of the top 20 Anthem Country Club homebuyers,” says Dawnylle, who met Brad while she was working in the Design Studio in the A ...

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