12-Minute Cardio Blast

12-Minute Cardio Blast  Try these explosive moves to jumpstart your fitness. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty Photos by Stephanie Heymann Moves like jumping and lunging help improve your cardiovascular abilities and build strong muscles. They can be done inside or outside and require no gym equipment. You can even get children involved and do these moves as a family. Try the following four exercises. Rep ...

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Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends

Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends. By Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan   The holiday season is almost upon us, which means everyone’s asking, “What’s new in beauty treatments?” and “How can I get my body ready for 2018?” Here’s a rundown of the latest beauty technology and hottest trends that we’re seeing at Oasis Plastic Surgery. Breast augmentation and liposuction top the m ...

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What’s Your Number?

What’s Your Number? Local releases book that shares the stories behind retired Arizona high school jersey numbers. By Alison Bailin Batz Do you know anyone who’s had their high school number retired? Does your high school have retired numbers? Do you ever wonder why? If so, What’s Your Number? has all the answers. The book, the second from Arizona native and 30-year high school football and baseball officia ...

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The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns to the Valley for double the action

Pomp & Party The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns to the Valley for double the action. By Sondra Barr Expect even more horsepower and entertainment at the seventh annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower. Complete with riveting polo action, pageantry, and high revelry, the yearly Valley event has turned the rarefied “sport of kings” into ...

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DJ Jen Jones expands her reach

Electric Mix  DJ Jen Jones expands her reach. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jen Jones visualized living outside of Australia as a child Down Under. She wasn’t quite sure where or what she would do, but she just felt she didn’t belong. Now living in North Phoenix, Jones has worked her way up to one of the top open-format DJs. Her occupation makes sense. Her father is in a band with his 10 brothers and sister ...

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Desert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity, and diversity

From Humble Beginnings Desert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity, and diversity By Laura Stoddard At the intersection of Cave Creek and Scottsdale roads 43 years ago, there was one thing: dirt. Cave Creek was just a small, close-knit community, slowly unfurling its petals at the far-north reaches of Scottsdale. Who knew that decades later it would be home to Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), one ...

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Driving Out Domestic Violence: Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse

Driving Out Domestic Violence  Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse. By Paige Bailey Their last names are synonymous with major league baseball: Teahen, Greinke, and Putz. Combined, Lauren Teahen, Emily Greinke, and Kelsey Putz have decades of major league baseball in their families. This November, these wives of current and former major leaguers are pooling their efforts for a d ...

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Fighting Words: Newspaper folk in territorial Arizona were an irrepressible bunch

Fighting Words Newspaper folk in territorial Arizona were an irrepressible bunch. By Marshall Trimble Wherever folks wandered in the rugged wilds of the West during the second half of the 19th century there remained a desire to keep up with the happenings "back in the states." Local events such as the latest political shenanigans were always a curiosity too. Many took their politics serious to the degree th ...

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The Arizona Jewish Historical Society preserves the rich heritage of our state’s diverse history

Cultural Institution The Arizona Jewish Historical Society preserves the rich heritage of our state’s diverse history. By Julie Carlson The Arizona Jewish Historical Society has been preserving and educating guests about Arizona's Jewish heritage and communities since 1981. The society’s archives currently maintain over 50,000 primary source documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia related to the ...

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Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends

Hot List Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends. By Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan It’s so challenging to find good artwork for these plastic surgery pieces. Most of the stock art looks seriously lame. So, if you think another image would be better, please use it. : ) The holiday season is almost upon us, which means everyone’s asking, “What’s new in beauty treatments?” and “How can ...

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Taste of Cave Creek: Foodie event adds new wine, beer experiences

Taste of Cave Creek Foodie event adds new wine, beer experiences. By Alison Bailin Batz In its 24th year, the Taste of Cave Creek has grown into one of the area’s top foodie “must-dos” of the fall with 8,000 expected guests. This year is no different, with the North Valley event boasting new restaurants and interactive elements. “The Taste of Cave Creek will once again be held at Stagecoach Village, so we c ...

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John Randall Nelson: Local artist offers a bold and unique narrative

John Randall Nelson Local artist offers a bold and unique narrative. Phoenix-based painter, sculptor, and performance artist John Randall Nelson offers his viewers familiar subject matter. Utilizing a bold and vibrant color palette blended with his painterly style, he works in a faux-naïve way that seamlessly blends painting, drawing, and text with a unique and bold narrative. “Ambiguity and metaphor are ce ...

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Fake News: Watch out for these myths and misinformation about jewelry.

Fake News  Watch out for these myths and misinformation about jewelry. By Scott Bohall With all the talk on news and Facebook about fake news, I think it’s time to talk about myths and misinformation in the jewelry industry. There’s an endless amount, but here are a few.   From several corporate jewelers: “Fancy shape diamonds cost a little more.”  Fact: Round diamonds of the same size, shape, and quality, ...

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Mike Brown: Life is heating up off the slopes for former downhill dare devil turned banker

Après-Ski Life is heating up off the slopes for former downhill dare devil turned banker. By Alison Bailin Batz North Valley business leader Mike Brown grew up in Liberal, Kansas. “And it was anything but––liberal, that is,” says Brown. “But, our town was so crazed for skiing, a local ski club was formed with many of the residents, and they would actually charter planes to take the families to Colorado for ...

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Tombstone’s legendary “two-fisted minister” left a lasting impression

Preacher Tombstone’s legendary “two-fisted minister” left a lasting impression. By Marshall Trimble During the early days of life in Tombstone the main diversion was playing cards but that soon changed as the business district developed. Folks drank, gambled, frequented bordellos, lied, bragged, and fought. And they went to church. Nobody was shunned from attending church. Even the so-called Shady Ladies re ...

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