The 85086 Book Club

The 85086 Book Club The reading journey continues with local Kristine Abrams Gresh. Hi, my fellow 85086 readers! So, I’m enjoying Quiet (the book, not the thing you sometimes get when you hike Daisy Mountain at the right time). I hope you’re reading along and finding it interesting. Write in and let me know––next month, we discuss! Then, we’ll ring in 2014 with a new book selection. [For those who didn’t ca ...

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The Power of One: Local Judy Weston on how one person can touch one life and make a difference in the world

The Power of One Local Judy Weston on how one person can touch one life and make a difference in the world. “I remember seeing pictures of children in Africa who didn’t have very much, and I wanted to help,” says Anthem student Taylor Koeckes. “I was able to participate in the pillowcase dress project last year, and it was amazing seeing the orphans wearing their dresses. It made me feel good about myself.” ...

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Shimmer & Shine: There’s a holiday beauty eye trend for you, and local beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert is here to help you find it

Shimmer & Shine There’s a holiday beauty eye trend for you, and local beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert is here to help you find it. Make the most out of your holiday look by glamming those eyes! We communicate through our eyes, so why not make them pop! One should consider the current holiday trends determined by industry experts, but let’s be honest—some runway makeup is more wacky than wearable. ...

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A Fresh Note: Rhapsody School of Music offers local musicians a nearby spot for lessons and instruments.

A Fresh Note: Rhapsody School of Music offers local musicians a nearby spot for lessons and instruments.  By Anissa Stringer Photos by Stephen Miller Brian and Angie Benson, the owners of Rhapsody School of Music, are proud to own the only local commercial center that offers music lessons and the tools necessary to play. The Bensons acquired Dave Janssen’s School of Music (3434 W. Anthem Way) just a few mon ...

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Every Life Counts––Local animal advocate Roberta Gottlieb on how you can help make a difference when it comes to the homeless pet population.

Every Life Counts––Local animal advocate Roberta Gottlieb on how you can help make a difference when it comes to the homeless pet population. During 2011, Phoenix open-intake shelters received 93,393 homeless or abandoned animals, and 45 percent did not make it out alive. Most of the residents in metropolitan Phoenix are unaware of our overwhelming homeless pet population. The numbers are sobering, but ther ...

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Things to do in December…

THINGS TO DO… DECEMBER  1 Kick off the holiday season with the seventh annual Cowboy Christmas Children’s Program at the Cave Creek Museum’s Cowboy Christmas. Activities include roping a steer with a Hula-Hoop, making chaps, making and decorating cookies, and other crafts. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek. cavecreekmuseum.org 4 The business holiday reception event brings both th ...

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Fresh Pickings: The Anthem Farmers’ Market offers unique products from local purveyors

Fresh Pickings The Anthem Farmers’ Market offers a plethora of products from local purveyors. From organic and seasonal crops, plants and seeds, to grass fed beef, pork, lamb, and goat, to fresh eggs, cheeses and butters, to artisanal producers of jams, jellies, pickles, tamales, sauces, and breads, and more! Team 85086 headed to this popular seasonal market to experience it for ourselves and to chat with t ...

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Become a Beauty Rock Star––Local beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert offers makeup-buying tips

Let’s face it, not all of us are born with natural beauty. Fortunately, there’s help—lots of it. The challenge is sifting through the mega-tons of marketing and finding what’s right for you. Total sales in the beauty industry have reached $426 billion. The cosmetic industry represents 15 percent and includes everything from lipstick to polish. Makeup has proven to be recession proof over and over again and ...

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Fabulous Finds! Check out some of the cool stuff your neighbors are selling.

The area is filled with many talented folks creating unique items. Check out some of the cool stuff your neighbors are selling. By Sondra Barr People from around the world send Jamie Wilson of Jelly Belly Quilts their baby clothes, and she turns them into modern memory quilts. She also designs these handmade quilts from the clothes of a loved one for a special family keepsake. Jamie has been in business for ...

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Everything’s coming up Jackie! Local Barbara Stitzer catches up with Musical Theatre of Anthem’s Jackie Hammond

Local Barbara Stitzer catches up with Musical Theatre of Anthem’s Jackie Hammond.  Jackie Hammond is the kind of luminous, magical presence that lights up the darkest room. Her smile and her talent are both reflected in her genuine love for Musical Theatre of Anthem, her 501(c)(3) business of which she’s the founder and producing artistic director, and for the 500-plus actors that have been a part of it. He ...

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