Who Goes There? Fact or fiction? Jim Oliveri takes on the controversial subject of unidentified flying objects over Arizona skies.

Who Goes There? Fact or fiction? Jim Oliveri takes on the controversial subject of unidentified flying objects over Arizona skies. Arizona seems to be a hotbed for UFO sightings, perhaps because visibility in the night sky here is unusually good. However, a recent rash of UFO sightings appears to have been largely ignored by the media, and I’m wondering why. Allegedly reliable witnesses have reported incide ...

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Virus Alert: While there’s no cure for the common cold, local pharmacist Tara Storjohann has a few suggestions to keep some of the misery at bay

Virus Alert While there’s no cure for the common cold, local pharmacist Tara Storjohann has a few suggestions to keep some of the misery at bay. Unless you work with the very young, the very sick, or the elderly, having the common cold isn’t a good enough reason to call in sick (sorry!). You may feel as if it is, but unfortunately, you’re not sick enough to lie around the house all day watching Netflix. On ...

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We’re Bookin’ it: Join in on the reading fun with Kristine Abrams Gresh to gather momentum at the 85086 Book Club

We're Bookin' it! Join in on the reading fun with Kristine Abrams Greshto gather momentum at the 85086 Book Club Happy February, readers! Are you enjoying Gone Girl? I am. If you haven’t started it, no worries––plenty of time to pick up a copy and read along. Don’t forget to write and let us know what you think! Personally, so far I find the writing appealing and even attention grabbing at times. It’s blunt ...

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Events in February

FEBRUARY By Alexandra Grunwald 9 Arizona Music Fest brings to you the Bryant Park Quartet performing Beethoven and Ravel. If your family is classically inclined, come out and experience an enlightening musical performance at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. For more information, visit azmusicfest.org 8 A little competition for a good cause never hurt anyone, right? ...

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Sweet Deals: Budget-savvy mom Judy Weston on the savings to love in February

Sweet Deals: Budget-savvy mom Judy Weston on the savings to love in February.  Ahhh, February! The month of love and chocolate. Along with the love I feel for my beautiful family is my love of saving a bunch. There really are specific times of the year to buy everything. Here are a few great items to buy in February. You’ll love the deals, too! This may sound as if I’m a Valentine’s Day Scrooge, but if you ...

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Mastering Self-Tanners––Local beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert offers tips on how to look like Sunshine Superwoman all year long

Mastering Self-Tanners Beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert offers tips on how to look like Sunshine Superwoman all year long. The winter months are why self-tanning products are so popular. We all want a sun-kissed glow year round. By now, I hope that most people understand the serious reasons why baking in the sun is a dangerous way to achieve that warm glow we all love. With all the great sunless tannin ...

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Arizona Weather: Spectacular but dangerous, Valley weather can turn hazardous in an instant

Arizona Weather Spectacular but dangerous, Valley weather can turn hazardous in an instant, warns Jim Oliveri. Arizona is well known for its meteorological extremes. Record temperatures within the state range from a high of 128 degrees to a low of minus 40, an astonishing range of 168 degrees. We experience a wide variety of weather-related phenomena here, some of which can be life threatening. Learning mor ...

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Resolve to make healthy eating habits: Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann on making permanent changes to your food intake in 2014

Resolve to make healthy eating habits Pharmacist Tara Storjohann on making permanent changes to your food intake in 2014. As we ring in the New Year, many of us, including me, are thinking about what we’d like to accomplish in 2014. Approximately 40 percent to 50 percent of American adults participate in the annual ritual of making New Year’s resolutions, and not surprisingly, the majority of resolutions ce ...

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THINK Clearly in Cyberspace––Dr. Chris Wylie on the importance of monitoring your child’s social-media account

THINK Clearly in Cyberspace Dr. Chris Wylie on the importance of monitoring your child’s social-media account. Last month, my daughter asked me if she could have her own Facebook account. I realized after our discussion that it wasn’t an easy decision. Most everyone is on Facebook these days. I own a Facebook account and use it frequently for work and keeping in touch with friends I haven’t seen in years. A ...

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Personal Taste: For homeowner Gina Quinn, home is where her personally designed kitchen is

Personal Taste For homeowner Gina Quinn, home is where her personally designed kitchen is. By Sondra Barr Photos by Michele Celentano When Gina Quinn first saw the Anthem house that would become her home, it was just an empty shell. The house was striped down to the floors and walls. There were no counters, cabinets, sinks, showerheads, toilets––not even fire-sprinkler caps. “At first look, I was taken by t ...

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