Kristine Abrams Gresh sits down with author Len Sherman to get his take on an 85086 Book Club selection.

Author Chat Kristine Abrams Gresh sits down with author Len Sherman to get his take on an 85086 Book Club selection. Exciting month, readers! Lucky us––an author interview and a new book selection! Len Sherman was kind enough to answer a few questions about his book and our latest read: Big League, Big Time: The Birth of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Billion-Dollar Business of Sports, and the Power of the M ...

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Pout Perfect: Local 85086 Beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert on how to make your lips stand out.

Pout Perfect Local 85086 beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert on how to make your lips stand out. This season, the trends were bolder, sexier, and (dare we say?) surprisingly easy to pull off. Here’s to springing forward––with an edge. It’s no big surprise that when we hear “bold,” we all think of red lipstick. It’s timeless and certainly an attention getter, but it doesn’t stop there. In order to pull off ...

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DVUSD Students Receive Phoenix Suns and APS Green Team Award

Thirty eighth grade students were rewarded by the Phoenix Suns and APS Green Team Program at halftime April 14, 2014 for their contributions to the planning, funding, and construction of a desert tortoise habitat at Sierra Verde Elementary in the Deer Valley Unified School District. "We strive to provide our students with authentic learning experiences focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, ...

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A-Dog-able!: Introducing Bella, 85086’s Cutest Pet Winner!

A-Dog-able! Introducing Bella, 85086’s Cutest Pet Winner! By Sondra Barr Photography by Dawn Hamm, dawnhammphotography.com   Our first 85086 Cutest Pet Contest proved that pet owners from around the area embrace the idea of snapping photos of their beloved critters. Some owners took things even further, actively soliciting votes for their pets in the online election via social media or neighborhood cam ...

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Against the Odds: It was a teenage wedding—and 20 years later, their old friends wish them well.

Against the Odds It was a teenage wedding—and 20 years later, their old friends wish them well.   Steven and Amy Villarreal will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on April 29. The longevity of their union is something that deserves recognition not only because they have a successful marriage in a world filled with divorce but also that they have raised a wonderful family among all accounts to th ...

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Thrills and Drills: The Boulder Creek High School Color Guard is a crowd pleaser!

Thrills and Drills The Boulder Creek High School Color Guard is a crowd pleaser! By Irma Poznecki Obsessed with fitness but can’t fit it in with your homework and social schedules? Are you shy and wish you were more involved? Do you think you’d enjoy a standing ovation from a crowd of hundreds of people? The Boulder Creek High School Color Guard may be what you’re looking for. It’s open to both male and fem ...

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Lost and Found in Anthem: Roberta Gottlieb on the growing dilemma of lost pets in the area.

Lost and Found in Anthem Roberta Gottlieb on the growing dilemma of lost pets in the area.   Roberta’s mission is to educate people about responsible pet ownership and to raise the public’s awareness of animal neglect and abuse. She is a consultant to Anthem Pets’ board of directors.   Anthem Pets offers a unique service to our local communities––a volunteer lost-and-found pet phone hotline. Many ...

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A Part of Our Collective American Soul: Kristine Abrams Gresh explores the building of a local sports franchise in the latest selection in the 85086 Book Club.

A Part of Our Collective American Soul Kristine Abrams Gresh explores the building of a local sports franchise in the latest selection in the 85086 Book Club. “We each hold a baseball memory,” Len Sherman says. I wonder if that’s true for everyone. I know it is for me. I was a little girl in Brooklyn, and as my Dad watched Mets games, I would ask questions like “What does full count mean?” and “Was that a d ...

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Show Some Love: Local psychologist Chris Wylie offers suggestions on how to show your sons and daughters you love them!

Show Some Love Local psychologist Chris Wylie offers suggestions on how to show your sons and daughters you love them!   Fathers, here are a few ways you can communicate love to your daughters!    Write a note and enclose a gift. Give it to her before she goes to school. Do this when she isn’t expecting it! Keep it short and sweet. Let her know how much you love and cherish her. A few flowers won’t hur ...

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Treats to Remember: Barbara Stitzer takes a taste of Forget Me Not Cupcakes and More

Treats to Remember Barbara Stitzer takes a taste of Forget Me Not Cupcakes and More. Photos by Barbara Stitzer “Want a taste?” Forget Me Not Cupcakes and More owner Jennifer Tjorhom has just finished mixing up a fresh strawberry/vanilla-bean frosting to spread over waiting strawberry cupcakes and is holding out her industrial mixer’s wire whip to me. In an instant, all of the dieting, twice-a-day workouts, ...

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