Kuma’s Adventures

Camping at Tortilla Flat in Tonto National Forest Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Hasn’t our weather been just divine? I love the cooler temps because it means we can go places that are too hot to visit in the summer – like Tortilla Flat in the Tonto National Forest. Me and my family loaded up the camper trailer, and off we went! We drove to South Phoenix on the 101 freeway and connected to ...

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Tiny Baubles

Make your own holiday ornaments with leftover items Story and photos by Shannon Fisher It is holiday time again! It is our tradition to make new ornaments every year. Here are three quick and easy ones you can make, too. Hot glue is a great way to make a melted snowman. Lay out parchment paper, wax paper or foil. Spread hot glue into a puddle shape. Now add pipe cleaner, paper or foam board for the nose. Yo ...

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Three Times the Fun!

Danielle and Nick Cicogna run a trio of businesses By Shelley Sakala Meet Danielle and Nick Cicogna, a pair of New York transplants who each settled in the desert, met, and are in the middle of their happily ever after. They’re also the owners of three businesses in North Phoenix: Diamond Dance Works, one of the largest dance studios in the NorthValley; Pearl Dancewear, home of high-quality dance apparel an ...

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Christmas Gift

The value of taking joy in the simple things of life By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church/Standing Stones Christian Academy Growing up on the East Coast, I had always heard about the sights and sounds of Christmas in New York City. For years I had wanted to see and experience that extravaganza and I guess I passed that dream down to my kids, as year after year we watched the lighting of t ...

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Kuma’s Adventures

Camping at Woods Canyon Lake   Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Oh, happy day! My mom and dad loaded up our camper, and that meant we were heading to the hills. I settled into my kennel for the ride up. I never know if it will be a short or long drive since we can sleep in our camper. This particular drive was about three hours from North Phoenix. We went through Fountain Hills on State ...

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Fall Fun

Wood pumpkins, leaf faces and scarecrows, oh my!   Story and photos by Shannon Fisher Fall is finally here in AZ! Here are some easy crafts to celebrate. Wood pumpkins are fun to paint and decorate. We ordered ours from a local wood maker, but they sell them at crafts stores as well. You can use acrylic paint to make the colors of your choice. You can also use paper covered with Mod Podge to create ano ...

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Remembering the Blessings

Creative ways to be thankful with family this holiday season   By Pastor David and Kelley Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church/ Standing Stones Christian Academy Do people look at your family and think it should be the poster family for the next Hallmark movie? That’s nice that others think that, but you know the truth. As the calendar turns to November, hearts and nerves begin to focus on Thanksgiv ...

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Classy Crafts

4 easy DIY school supplies to make at home   By Madison Rutherford The smell of fresh pink erasers and clean white binder paper is in the air, which can only mean one thing – the first day of school is fast approaching. While you may have to hit Staples or Target for standard stuff like highlighters and pencils, there are plenty of supplies you can make at home for cheap. These four personalized DIY id ...

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Autumn Aesthetic 5 interior design tips for your home this fall

By Lynette Carrington Cooler temperatures are right around the corner as we simmer into the fall months. Making some easy and inexpensive design adjustments to your home can put you in the fall mood and bring a festive atmosphere to your living space. Certified home stager and redesigner Lori Kinsale of Clean Lines Staging in Anthem has developed five fun ideas to incorporate fall color, décor and design in ...

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Edifying Education

Standing Stones Christian Academy to open soon   By Shelley Sakala If you’ve recently driven on North Valley Parkway, you may have noticed a new structure rising from the fields. Standing Stones Christian Academy will soon be open. For more than a decade, Standing Stones Community Church has been serving Phoenix from its original campus on 16th Avenue, providing worship services, spiritual growth, and ...

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