Flavors of Fall: Local Kelli Morgan serves us up nutritional chili and healthy oatmeal-pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

As soon as the weather dips below 95 degrees in the 85086, I pull out my soup pot. Soups are so wonderfully warming to the body and soul. They’re also the perfect dinner for busy families. I always make soup for the days when I know we’ll be out late with kids’ activities.  My personal favorite type of soup to make is chili because it’s full of different textures and bold flavors. As a dietitian, I love how ...

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Here Comes the Parade! Local Jim Oliveri on the popular Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade

One of Anthem’s most popular attractions, the Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) Parade, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9. Now in its ninth year, the event is among the largest and most spectacular of its kind in the state of Arizona and has quickly become a local tradition. Schedule and Route The parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. from King Drive just south of Boulder Creek High School immediately foll ...

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A Good Night’s Rest: Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann talks about dealing with insomnia.

There’s nothing more frustrating than waking up feeling tired and yawning all day, especially if you feel as if you’ve provided yourself with enough of the precious time you needed to rest. Lack of sleep can creep into every aspect of our daily living and affect our bodies in many damaging ways. It may surprise you that although it’s generally recommended for adults to get at least eight hours of sleep a ni ...

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A Season of Excellence: The Jaguar Pride Marching Band has local Judy Weston talking

A Season of Excellence The Jaguar Pride Marching Band has local Judy Weston talking. “Respect, Pride, Honor, Excellence…Who are we? Jags!” The band can be heard loudly chanting this at the end of each practice or event. It’s what the Boulder Creek High School Marching Band is all about. Under the direction of James O’Halloran, the Jaguar Pride Marching Band is in its tenth season and is at its strongest. Th ...

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The 85086 Book Club––Local Kristine Abrams Gresh brings her love of books to the community and asks you to join her on a reading journey

The 85086 Book Club Local Kristine Abrams Gresh brings her love of books to the community and asks you to join her on a reading journey. First, there was The Giving Tree, then the Babysitters’ Club series, and eventually, on to fascinating memoirs and nonfiction essays…oh, and let’s not leave out the recent indulgence of the Hunger Games trilogy. Reading has always been a significant part of my life. In fac ...

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Your Fitness Journey: Local Michelle Steinke talks about why starting a fitness routine can be the hardest part

Your Fitness Journey Local Michelle Steinke talks about why starting a fitness routine can be the hardest part. Starting my journey to health was one of the hardest things I’ve done. I remember the first day I walked into the gym after I had gained the weight. I felt as if I should have lost 20 pounds before I went in! They wanted to weigh me, measure me, and take photos of me while I was in the worst shape ...

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Local teen Zoe Stitzer offers her perspective on growing up in 85086

Community Chat Local teen Zoe Stitzer offers her perspective on growing up in 85086. Sometimes, you don’t even know that you have something until it’s gone. My dad’s job in Phoenix ended last November, and he has been working temporarily in Illinois since January. He’s a “final two” contender for six jobs, all of them all over the country, and with the prospect of moving suddenly becoming an option, I saw t ...

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Fabulous Finds: The area is filled with many talented folks selling creative items. Check out some of the cool stuff your neighbors are selling.

Fabulous Finds The area is filled with many talented folks selling creative items. Check out some of the cool stuff your neighbors are selling. Gina Paluch and Jennifer Michaelson are the sisters—twins, in fact—behind Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique. These gals are committed to offering quality jewelry at affordable prices. Their line offers a variety of baubles from simplicity to statement pieces. Prices rang ...

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Local psychologist Chris Wylie on building your child’s self-esteem by taking control of your emotions

Mental Health Local psychologist Chris Wylie on building your child’s self-esteem by taking control of your emotions. Parents who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behavior. They’re able to handle life’s challenges, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks. But just as it requires effort to build or maintain physical health, so it does with mental and emotional ...

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Hair care professional Martin Weston offers tips on how to prepare summer hair for on-trend fall flair

Color Matters Hair care professional Martin Weston offers tips on how to prepare summer hair for on-trend fall flair. Summer’s over, right? It’s October, and after what seemed like six months of unrelenting, searing heat, the arid desert has finally begun to cool down. Slowly, the desert’s fleeting change of seasons has taken a dip into fall, and once again, we love living here. I moved to Arizona nearly se ...

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