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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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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Mama G’s famous Highway Cafe banana bread

A Tasty Original Introducing Mama G’s famous Highway Cafe banana bread. Let me share with you Highway Cafe banana bread. The original recipe was my great grandmother’s. She once owned the famous Highway Cafe during the 1940s. Located in South Dakota, service men and women would visit daily to get a delicious piece of warm, buttery, banana bread. The best part about this bread is the gooey texture, which soa ...

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TrackMan Performance Putting unlocks a wealth of data about your entire putt

Innovation TrackMan Performance Putting unlocks a wealth of data about your entire putt. By Scott Sackett The last 15 years in golf has brought incredible innovation in everything from equipment to ball flight radar. A lot of the focus has been on the long game. How high can you launch it and how low can it spin are common questions. Smash factor, club path, attack angle, and ground pressure are now measura ...

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Hub City: Lubbock, Texas, delights with unexpected charm

Hub City The unexpected charm of Lubbock, Texas, delights writer Kristin Caliendo. In the back of a charming wine and gift shop in Lubbock, Texas, Jimmy and Christi Henderson are opening a bottle of 2015 Trilogy Cellars Reserve Merlot at The Wine Nest, a premier boutique wine and gift shop in the heart of what’s frequently referred to as Hub City. Perhaps West Texas is not considered by most as wine country ...

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Cardio Core Workout: Build a strong base for a tight, firm tummy

Cardio Core Workout Build a strong base for a tight, firm tummy. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty Photos by Stephanie Heymann, stephanieheymannphotography.com Core muscles are much more than six-pack abs. They create a solid base on which your entire body relies to function. Building a strong core helps with stability and balance, which is essential as we age. Additionally, it assists with the prevention ...

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Charmagne Coe: Mixed-media artist captivates with her enchanting surrealist artwork

Charmagne Coe  Mixed-media artist captivates with her enchanting surrealist artwork.   By Nicole Royse Phoenix-based artist Charmagne Coe creates alluring surrealist mixed media paintings that feature a dazzling combination of watercolor, ink, and pastel that dance across the canvas. Her work conjures both the inner and outer-worldly, and possesses a free and delicate style. Coe’s creations transport v ...

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Hometown favorite Dierks Bentley doesn’t want his musical party to end

Free and Easy Hometown favorite Dierks Bentley doesn’t want his musical party to end. By Alan Sculley For Dierks Bentley, it hasn’t mattered whether he was playing bars early in his music career, opening an arena show for a country superstar, or playing on some level in between––the place where he’s most comfortable is on stage. “I have some friends in NASCAR, and they’re so busy before the race,” Bentley e ...

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Heritage Square: Historic Phoenix site is a striking reminder of the city’s vibrant Victorian past.

Heritage Square Historic Phoenix site is a striking reminder of the city’s vibrant Victorian past. By Julie Carlson Heritage Square is the oldest remaining residential block in Phoenix. It consists of 10 fully restored Victorian buildings dating back to the 1800s. Owned by the city of Phoenix, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is managed by the Heritage Square Foundation, a 501 c-3 ...

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Cardio core workout: Build a strong base for a tight, firm tummy

Cardio Core Workout  Build a strong base for a tight, firm tummy. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty Photos by Stephanie Heymann, stephanieheymannphotography.com Core muscles are much more than six-pack abs. They create a solid base on which your entire body relies to function. Building a strong core helps with stability and balance, which is essential as we age. Additionally, it assists with the preventio ...

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Couple combine their artistic talents to open Desert Mountain Fine Art Gallery

Original Works Couple combine their artistic talents to open Desert Mountain Fine Art Gallery. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Photos by Kimberly Carrillo As a child, Phillip Payne saw art galleries as his playground. In some ways, he still does. “I used to play hide and go seek in an art gallery,” Payne says with a laugh. “It probably makes most parent cringe, but that was my world.” He and his wife, Gabi, n ...

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Scottsdale attorney Greg Davis focuses on family law

Greg Davis  Scottsdale attorney focuses on civility and compassion for the best possible results. By Nadine Bubeck Photo by Chadwick Fowler To Greg Davis, being an attorney and poet are one and the same. Davis reflects that both professions are in the business of words––forming persuasive, concise statements and phrases that initiate change and emotion. The esteemed Scottsdale-based attorney proudly touts a ...

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Hometown favorite Dierks Bentley doesn’t want his musical party to end

Free and Easy  Hometown favorite Dierks Bentley doesn’t want his musical party to end. By Alan Sculley For Dierks Bentley, it hasn’t mattered whether he was playing bars early in his music career, opening an arena show for a country superstar, or playing on some level in between––the place where he’s most comfortable is on stage. “I have some friends in NASCAR, and they’re so busy before the race,” Bentley ...

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