Sights to see in the June and July 2018 skies

Seeing Red The opposition of Mars is a sight not to be missed. By Steve Kates June brings us the annual summer solstice, the true high point of the sun on the ecliptic path. This year, the summer solstice occurs at 3:07 a.m. local time on June 21. The sun then occupies the domain of the constellation of Gemini the twins and remains intense throughout the month. The latest sunsets here in Arizona occur betwe ...

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Lawyer 2.0: Marc Lamber is at the forefront of where new technology and traditional law merge.

Lawyer 2.0 Marc Lamber is at the forefront of where new technology and traditional law merge. By Michelle Talsma Everson Photo by Chadwick Fowler Lawyer Marc Lamber believes in being a good human being first and a great legal professional second. Inspired by his father—who was also a successful attorney—and his own strong moral compass, Lamber specializes in leading the charge for integrating traditional la ...

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Rick Ueable: Local CEO investing internally, leading courageously.

Rick Ueable Local CEO investing internally, leading courageously. By Alison Bailin Batz Long-time North Valley business Foods 2000, Inc.––recently honored at the Subway National Convention as among the top Subway franchises on the globe––was never supposed to make it past 1999. And that is coming from its co-founder and CEO Rick Ueable. Rewind to 1983, when Ueable partnered with Ken Clark on Real Investment ...

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Try these four kettlebell exercises for serious strength

Old School Fit Try these four kettlebell exercises for serious strength. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty Photos by Brock Elliott, brockelliott.com Location: Scott’s Training Systems, scottkeppel.com Kettlebells are an excellent piece of gym equipment to incorporate into your fitness routine. If you haven’t used them before, they may look a bit intimidating. But, there are a myriad of basic exercises tha ...

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Scott Bohall debunks the myths surrounding the value of old jewelry

Heirloom? Or Just Old?   Scott Bohall debunks the myths surrounding the value of old jewelry. Most of us have something that was passed down from a relative. Art, jewelry, watches, coins, and furniture are most common. There’s a saying that wine gets better with time, but if the wine isn’t good to start with, age will not help much. Same goes for jewelry––just because it was Grandma’s doesn’t mean it’s good ...

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Mesmerizing Moments to be had in Mt. Hood Territory

Visit “The Hood”  Mesmerizing Moments to be had in Mt. Hood Territory. By Alison Bailin Batz This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. We mean the actual trail that helped populate the western half of the country, not the iconic computer game of the same name that helped every child of the 1980s learn how to use technology. Though at times treacherous, the reward for making it to the end of ...

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The 2018 Lexus LC500h is a sumptuous sports car made to be driven, says auto writer Greg Rubenstein

Brand Halo  The 2018 Lexus LC500h is a sumptuous sports car made to be driven, says auto writer Greg Rubenstein. What is beauty, and at what price? Loaded questions to be sure, but by one finite measure, Lexus has provided the answer: $106,605 for its new LC luxury coupe. In the LC, Lexus has created the most stunning—and affordable—piece of mass-produced automotive art to grace the road since the 2005 Jagu ...

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Mendocino: Northern California’s crown jewel has a lot to offer

Make it to Mendocino  Northern California’s crown jewel has a lot to offer. By Alison Bailin Batz Just two hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County needs to be on your bucket list. The county’s 90 miles not only includes some of the most gorgeous coastline in the world, but more than 90 wineries and 24 state/national parklands. It’s the perfect marriage of wine, waves, and wilderness. Stay The Madrone ...

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The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society delves into Arizona’s past

Uncovering History  The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society delves into Arizona’s past. By Julie Carlson Do you have an interest in learning more about archaeology? Would you like to improve your knowledge and skills in the field? The Arizona Archaeological Society was founded in 1964 as an independent, non-profit, state-wide volunteer organization to serve as a bond between profe ...

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David Ira Goldstein brings The Diary of Anne Frank to town

Haunting Return  David Ira Goldstein brings The Diary of Anne Frank to town.  By David M. Brown David Ira Goldstein always wanted to stage The Diary of Anne Frank. After wrapping a 26-year run as artistic director at the Arizona Theatre Company in June 2017, he opened a production of the show at the Geva Theater Center in Rochester, New York. Now he’s returning to the ATC as artistic director emeritus with ...

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PNPK’s innovative concept is taking the North Valley to new heights

Book Your Flight  PNPK’s innovative concept is taking the North Valley to new heights. By Alison Bailin Batz Photos by Connor Sutcliff Ladies and gentlemen, your taste buds have been cleared for takeoff––thanks to PNPK. Named in homage to nearby Pinnacle Peak Mountain, PNPK is one of the newest hot spots in North Scottsdale. The 2,600-square-foot venue, which is located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale ...

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Arizona state historian Marshall Trimble on the westernmost battle of the Civil War

The Battle of Picacho Pass  Arizona state historian Marshall Trimble on the westernmost battle of the Civil War. By Marshall Trimble For a brief time in early 1862, cavalry troops from the Texas Confederate Army occupied Arizona. This was part of a grand Confederate plan to occupy New Mexico and open a path to California. The so-called westernmost battle of the Civil War was fought here on April 15, 1862, w ...

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How to create a five-star Mother’s Day brunch

No Reservations Required  How to create a five-star Mother’s Day brunch. By Joyce Laszloffy Photos by Stephanie Heymann Photography Did you know Sunday, May 13, is be the busiest day of the year for restaurants? Mother’s Day brunch is a popular tradition for families to gather and celebrate. Gratitude and love for moms will be poured out in mimosas and hot syrup over gourmet waffles. If you want to do somet ...

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Arizona’s biggest Kentucky Derby Party offers live action and betting at Turf Paradise

A Day at the Races  Arizona’s biggest Kentucky Derby Party offers live action and betting at Turf Paradise. By Julia De Simone Whether you’re wearing a one-of-a-kind hat, sipping away at mint juleps, or just taking in the scenery, Arizona’s biggest Kentucky Derby party is where the action is on Cinco de Mayo. The Stella Artois Derby DayClub at Turf Paradise is the only local event offering live action and b ...

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Cultivating Art: Nicole Royse aims to showcase Valley artists in a fresh light

Cultivating Art  Nicole Royse aims to showcase Valley artists in a fresh light. By Emma Suttell Nicole Royse has spent her career moving between art shows and galleries and writing about emerging artists for North Valley Magazine. Now the owner of her own gallery, Royse Contemporary, she’s extending her art network to showcase Valley artists in a new light. Raised in Orange County, California, by her grandp ...

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