Fabulous Finds––unique wares that local folks are selling

Fabulous Finds Each month, we highlight the unique wares that local folks are selling. Check out these interesting things you can buy from your neighbors.  Anthem resident Janine Caldwell is the creative mind behind such works as The Vortex Series: Rematch, Double Fault, Deuce, and the coming-of-age fantasy Visited. And although her books fall under the young-adult genre, many of her fans are moms who share ...

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Silver Linings: Barbara Stitzer drops in on Janis Hughes, creator of GraceAbounding jewelry.

  Silver Linings              Barbara Stitzer drops in on Janis Hughes, creator of GraceAbounding jewelry.   Photos by Barbara Stitzer   Six years ago, former special education teacher Janis Hughes attended a jewelry class in Oregon for fun and to tune out. She got so into the process of making jewelry that the day would just disappear. As she increased her class time, she began making h ...

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Kristine Abrams Gresh tackles the critically acclaimed suspense novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn for the 85086 Book Club

Up Next Kristine Abrams Gresh tackles the critically acclaimed suspense novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn for the 85086 Book Club. Happy 2014, book lovers! I hope you’re excited to become a part of this homegrown reading journey if you didn’t already hop onboard in 2013. Any local authors out there, by the way? It would be fun and quite appropriate to read something by one of our very own neighbors! Ok, let’ ...

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The Fountain of Youth? Beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert on the pros and cons of Botox

Beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert on the pros and cons of Botox  The injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox (manufactured by Allergan), has become very popular for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the aging face. It’s the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, but Botox continues to inspire fear and confusion in certain cautious corners. The world of esthetics is based on ...

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Get to Know: Anna Elizabeth Henshaw

Get to Know Anna Elizabeth Henshaw  For 12-year-old Anthem resident Anna Elizabeth Henshaw, playing with dolls was never where the fun was to be had. She was 7 when she asked her parents if she could join a flag football team. While they were worried that she wouldn’t be accepted on the team because she’s a girl, they didn’t want to dissuade her from giving it a go. It wasn’t long before her first football ...

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Them Thar Hills! Jim Oliveri on the history of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak.

Them Thar Hills! Jim Oliveri on the history of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak.   The two most prominent geological features in our area are Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. Although relatively close to each other, they are nonetheless vastly different. Daisy Mountain has a rolling, rounded appearance, while Gavilan Peak is steep and rocky. But what do we really know about the history of these two maje ...

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Seasonal Scene: Home for the holidays with the Ause Family

Seasonal Scene: Home for the holidays with the Ause family By Sondra Barr Photos by Michele Celentano The members of the Ause family have called Anthem home since 2003. Previous to his marriage to Marsha in April 2009, Ron and his two children, Nolan, 14, and Lilah, 12, lived in the family’s current home, while Marsha lived in a home in Anthem Country Club. After their marriage, Ron and Marsha contemplated ...

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Alternative Therapies: Local psychologist Chris Wylie offers an overview of Cogmed, a cognitive supplement to medicating children with ADHD

Alternative Therapies Local psychologist Chris Wylie offers an overview of Cogmed, a cognitive supplement to medicating children with ADHD. [Note: This article comprises research on Cogmed by the author and does not represent any opinion or endorsement by “North Valley Magazine.”] One frequently heard complaint about complementary therapies for treating attention-deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD) is that there ...

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Holiday shopping tips: Savvy local Judy Weston offers up ideas to align gift giving with your budget this season.

Holiday Shopping Tips Savvy local Judy Weston offers up ideas to align gift giving with your budget this season. During the holiday frenzy, it can be overwhelming and frustrating to match our desires with our budgets. My goal for the last few years has been to shower my loved ones with gifts without regretting it on Dec. 26. Before you head to the mall and end up in debt, consider putting these tips into yo ...

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Desert Spiritual: Local Barbara Stitzer catches up with preacher Tim Gunnells

Desert Spiritual Local Barbara Stitzer catches up with preacher Tim Gunnells In this world of fast-paced social climbers and even-faster paced social media-a-holics, how many times can you meet someone and feel like you’re being listened to with that person’s entire being? When it comes to Tim Gunnells, the Canyon Church of Christ’s preacher for the past two years, listening is only the beginning. Gunnels w ...

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