Beyond New Year’s Resolutions: Fitness expert Michelle Steinke on 10 ways to get fit in 2014––for good this time!

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions Fitness expert Michelle Steinke on 10 ways to get fit in 2014––for good this time! I will admit that fitness New Year’s resolutions are a pet peeve of mine. I waited for years to get in shape. I let each New Year come and go with the same goals, and I really never made much progress. Often, I would diet hard for a few weeks, drop some pounds, and then ultimately gain it all bac ...

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Fabian’s Law: A Beloved Pet’s Legacy

Fabian’s Law: A Beloved Pet’s Legacy Roberta Gottlieb tells how a little poodle named Fabian is keeping Arizona pets safe. Glendale residents Sally and Richard Andrade became extraordinary advocates for Arizona victims of dog attacks following a fatal injury to the Andrade’s dog Fabian. The attack occurred on Sept, 5, 2009, when Sally had just stepped out of her home with her two beloved poodles. A neighbor ...

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Big Deals: January is a time for great savings, says budget-savvy mom Judy Weston

Big Deals January is a time for great savings, says budget-savvy mom Judy Weston.   If you are among one of the lucky few who survived the holidays with your budget intact, January can be a time of great savings for you. January is one the best months to save big on some large and small items. Here’s a list of what to buy this January: Christmas Items This may go without saying, but January is the very ...

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Close Call: For Joseph Wisniewski, a simple hike up Daisy Mountain turned perilous. Here, he offers up his dramatic experience

Close Call                     For Joseph Wisniewski, a simple hike up Daisy Mountain turned perilous. Here, he offers up his dramatic experience. The Daisy Mountain hiking trail is a 6.4-mile moderately difficult trail adjacent to the community of Anthem. It enjoys a surprising level of solitude given that the trail and some of the surrounding ridges afford a view of the Anthem Outlet Stores. Little did I ...

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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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