Simple exercises to practice at your workstation for improved posture and flexibility

Desk Stretch Simple exercises to practice at your workstation for improved posture and flexibility.   By Stephanie Dorworth   You are sitting at your computer desk, being sucked in toward the screen, caught in a trance, inching closer and closer in deep concentration. Your body is hovering over the keyboard, shoulders rounding forward, head moving forward, eyes squinting, and before you know it, y ...

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Get to know Kelly Christine Collins

Get to know Kelly Christine Collins By Sondra Barr   Kelly Christine Collins, NMD, grew up in the southeast and moved to Phoenix in 2001 to attend one of five naturopathic medical schools in the country. She found the beauty of the desert to be extremely unique and special, so she decided to lay down roots here after graduation. After completing her education as a physician, Kelly became a mom to two c ...

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Get to Know Seth Nichols

  Get to Know Seth Nichols By Sondra Barr Photos by Marc Bigelow In 1999, Seth Nichols graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a BA in English literature. Around that time, his family moved from Seth’s hometown of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, to Anthem. After graduating, Seth wrote two screenplays, worked with autistic kids, and started practicing yoga. When he moved to Anthem to joi ...

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In Celebration of Local Dads!

In Celebration of Local Dads! Fathers help make the world go round, which is why this issue is dedicated to all the wonderful area patriarchs whose caring and support make this community hum. In honor of Father’s Day, June 21, here’s a peek into what some local families have to say about the special men in their lives. [caption id="attachment_2099" align="alignleft" width="225"] Josh Rogers with Rhett (8), ...

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Get to Know: Denise Frantz and Marisa Drennen

Get to Know: Denise Frantz and Marisa Drennen  Marisa Drennen and Denise Frantz go together like cheer and tumbling, which is apropos because they each bring a passion for these sports to the mat. The two met in 2011 while employed at Sweat Cheer, where Marisa was the cheer coach and Denise was the tumbling coach. Denise is a 1977 class II Oklahoma state champion gymnast and a level 10-rated gymnastic judgi ...

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Get to Know: Michael Lewenczuk

Michael Lewenczuk   Tramonto resident Michael Lewenczuk has an interesting profession. After being personally exposed to the benefits of hypnosis, he completed his National Guide of Hypnotists Certification in May 2010. Since then, the 46-year-old’s been expanding his skills in hypnosis by continuing training in such areas as conversational hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, pediatric hypnosis, and stre ...

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Hit the Road: For Anthem teenager Clayton Stone, the Tour de France is within reach.

Hit the Road  For Anthem teenager Clayton Stone, the Tour de France is within reach.   By Sara Goodwin   The Tour de France 2014 concluded in July, and for local Anthem teenager Clayton Stone, competing in the race is one of his ultimate goals.   Clayton has been racing since he was 5 years old, according to his mother, Amelia Stone. He started out racing BMX bikes after his dad took him to the ar ...

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Get To Know: Sofia Christine Wylie

Sofia Christine Wylie Sofia is a 10-year-old local girl who loves to dance 24/7! Currently homeschooled, Sofia spends most of her day studying; watching her new Yorkie, Baby Violet; and dancing three to four hours a day. Sofia has spent the past year dancing at Arizona Dance Artistry (AZDA) in Phoenix on 1745 W. Deer Valley Rd. This summer, Sofia is spending her time dancing at Diverse Elements Dance Intens ...

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Get To Know: Renee Palmer Jones

Renee Palmer Jones Renee Palmer Jones moved to 85086 in 2002 from Colorado as a part-time resident of Anthem Country Club and quickly became a permanent resident. She recently moved to Tramonto but remains active in both communities. A well-known artist, Renee’s specialty is oil painting. Her works span from large abstract compositions and murals to fine, traditional portraiture and are typically commission ...

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Family Ties: Anthem’s Ginger Hoeder brings her family and community together.

Family Ties Anthem’s Ginger Hoeder brings her family and community together. By Dawn Hamm Photos by Dawn Hamm The Fourth of July is a day for celebrating our country’s independence. Many Americans will spend this day enjoying a barbecue, watching fireworks, and reuniting with family and friends. One member of our community who strives to make this holiday as well as every other holiday so amazing is Ginger ...

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