The criminal defense attorneys at Suzuki Law Offices use insider knowledge to guide clients through the criminal justice system

Expert Legal Guidance The criminal defense attorneys at Suzuki Law Offices use insider knowledge to guide clients through the criminal justice system. Richard J. Suzuki, the founding attorney at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., is approachable, talkative, and down to earth. “Because of my background, I’m living proof that if you always work hard, you can succeed,” Suzuki says. “I faced many hurdles to accomplish ...

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All that glitters is gold when it comes to these North Valley teens

Youth in Action  All that glitters is gold when it comes to these North Valley teens. By Breanne Krager When it comes to top honors in Girl Scouting, there’s one award that outshines them all—the Gold Award! And for these three North Valley gals, their futures are sure to glitter. While often compared to the Boy Scouts’ Eagle Scout merit, the Gold Award is more rigorous in that it requires sustainable chang ...

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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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Scottsdale hosts the largest Arabian horse show in the world

All the Pretty Horses  Scottsdale hosts the largest Arabian horse show in the world. By Leisah Woldoff The largest Arabian horse show in the world began as a small event for Arizonans who owned Arabian horses. The 1955 inaugural show, organized by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA), was held at the Arizona Biltmore and featured 50 horses and more than a dozen exhibitors from Arizona and neighbo ...

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Yoga Time: Avoid boredom and brain drain this summer by keeping your kiddos’ minds and bodies active

Yoga Time Avoid boredom and brain drain this summer by keeping your kiddos’ minds and bodies active.  By Kristin Caliendo Yoga postures, relaxation breathing, and learning how to be mindful are simple activities kids can do anywhere, anytime––especially on vacation. Starting kids off doing yoga at an early age has so many amazing benefits. “When children learn and practice yoga, they gain powerful tools tha ...

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Kingdom is changing the bike business, one option at a time

Designed by You Kingdom is changing the bike business, one option at a time. By Bradley Callow In a world where social media companies like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are thriving as the result of creating their own consumer driven cultures, businesses with more physical products are moving to do the same. Startup entrepreneurs and established businesses alike are trying to create products t ...

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Bivouac Camping Trailers

Beyond the Pavement Duo takes camping to the next level. By Sondra Barr Photos by CMQ Photos LLC Where the road ends is where the adventure begins for Rick Russek and Ron Bernaud, the owners and co-founders of North Valley-based Bivouac Camping Trailers. The duo started Bivouac Camping Trailers (BCT) to not only provide high quality, unique, expedition trailers/toy haulers for the outdoor enthusiast, but as ...

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Keystone Homes introduces Eastwood, a new luxury development in Carefree

Home Sweet Home                   Keystone Homes introduces Eastwood, a new luxury development in Carefree. By Michelle Talsma Everson There’s a certain type of pride in his voice when Rich Eneim, Jr. talks about his family business. As the vice president and principal of Keystone Homes, he has a lot to be proud of as the family owned and operated homebuilder has been continuously developing communities in ...

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The Fourth Annual Girl Scout Cookie Challenge

Crazy for Cookies  The Fourth Annual Girl Scout Cookie Challenge. By Alison Bailin Batz Everyone has a special place in their hearts for Girl Scout cookies. Not only because they’re spectacularly delicious, but because the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls fulfill their dreams, follow their passions, and change the world. “Girl Scout cookies not only help our local Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educat ...

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The man behind Scottsdale

Scottsdale You may have noticed the city’s Welcome to Scottsdale signs and wondered, “Why the name Scottsdale? Is it named after a Scott or a Dale?” U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott was the area’s first land developer. In 1888, he purchased 640 acres in what’s now downtown Scottsdale for the bargain price of $3.50 an acre. Along with his wife and his brother, the trio settled in to what was then called Ora ...

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From an epic house-cleaning playlist to cleaning your home naturally, Kristin Caliendo makes spring-cleaning easy breezy

Spring Cleaning 101 From an epic house-cleaning playlist to cleaning your home naturally, Kristin Caliendo makes spring-cleaning easy breezy.   You shouldn’t feel defined by whether or not your windows shine, but it’s hard not to judge your own housekeeping skills when trying to stay ahead of the gunk and grime that inevitably comes with having kids. I’ve found that being a step ahead of the mess helps ...

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Local North Valley chefs support area Girl Scouts

Girl (Scout) Power Local chefs support area troops in sweetest way possible By Alison Bailin Batz Did you know that the Girl Scout cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the world, and it’s focused far beyond simply ensuring you get your annual Thin Mint fix? In fact, the goal of this Girl Scout rite of passage is actually to teach girls the critical entrepreneurial skills of goal setting, decis ...

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Scottsdale’s Samantha Lang combines her passions in a unique book

Yoga & Poetry  Scottsdale’s Samantha Lang combines her passions in a unique book designed to soothe the soul. By Jennifer Wolff As residents of the North Valley, most of us are busy people. Between working hard, taking care of families, countless social activities, dining out, events, outdoor adventures, and nightlife, we are an intensely vigorous group. Ask anyone these days how they are doing and the ...

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M.D. Thalmann laments his poor choices at Oktoberfest and football games

Fall Follies  M.D. Thalmann laments his poor choices at Oktoberfest and football games Small pox isn't the only reason to thank European colonists! That’s right, I said it. Those pasty complected discoverers of already inhabited continents brought us style, culture, celebrations, sports, and libations. They likewise opened the door for all sorts of other interesting people to bring other wonderful bits of e ...

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Taylor Morrison is opening four exciting new communities at Desert Ridge

Sanctuary at Desert Ridge   Taylor Morrison is opening four exciting new communities at Desert Ridge. By Andrew Driggers Looking for impressive home designs in the North Phoenix area? Look no further than Sanctuary at Desert Ridge from Taylor Morrison. The Valley-based homebuilder is excited to announce a sensational lineup of new floor plans that are coming to the popular Desert Ridge area this fall. Locat ...

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