From Foster Care to Life with a Forever Family


— By Clint Williams Aid to Adoption of Special Kids This is a story with a happy ending. Years of bouncing around in the Arizona foster care system have ended for Steven, a 10-year-old boy who gets good grades in school and loves to play basketball. He is now part of a forever family. While […]

LDV Winery Tasting Room Celebrates One Year


The LDV family invites guests to join them in celebrating the one-year anniversary of the LDV Winery Tasting Room Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6pm at its Stetson Drive location in Old Town Scottsdale. In honor of this milestone, LDV Winery will be releasing its 2014 Grenache — a true representative of the winery’s […]

Local Health & Wellness Company Brings Organic Juice and ‘High Vibe’ Foods to New Scottsdale Location — Kaleidoscope Juice Opens Oct. 17


Kaleidoscope Juice announced that it will open its newest outlet at The Shops Gainey Village located at 8977 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale Thursday, Oct. 17. To celebrate the grand opening, guests will receive a free fresh press juice with any purchase Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20. Plus, samples of other menu items such as […]

Artists League Auction Aims To Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence Issues — Support Local Organization


October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and as part of the Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign the Northeast Valley Artists League (NEVAL) will hold its Sixth Annual Silent Auction and Gallery Show. The auction begins Friday, Oct. 11, and ends Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5pm. Guests are invited to visit the gallery show at Shadow Mountain Senior […]

Finding Messages of Hope Through Paintings & Prose — Thunderbird Artists Gallery Hosts Jeanne Bonine


Twenty-five years ago, Jeanne Bonine was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and given just six to 12 months to live. She was in the process of moving to Arizona from Minnesota when she learned that she had to undergo surgery. On her 50th birthday she had a lumpectomy and days later, a mastectomy of […]

Foothills Food Bank in Need of Food, Monetary Donations


Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center has too many empty shelves and is in need of non-perishable food donations and foods for the upcoming holidays. Pam DiPietro, executive director for Foothills Food Bank, says that even more families and working individuals are in need of food due to changing economic forces and work transitions. “Factors such as […]

Explore the Centrality of Water in Our Lives with Black Canyon Heritage Park


Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) is hosting its final two “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” events in October and November. The “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” programs lead up to the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling “Water/Ways” exhibition coming to Cañon School (34630 South School Loop Road, Black Canyon City) Dec. 14 […]

Whiskey and Popcorn Reviews… ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Keeps the Spirit of the Show

DOWNTON ABBEY

—By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle Nearly four years after the final episode of “Downton Abbey” aired, we return to the home of the Crawley’s. Fans of the show will be delighted to know that the creator Julian Fellowes helmed the movie. It fits seamlessly into the Downton narrative. For the film, the Crawley’s are […]

His-and-Her Rooms Make a Comeback — Man Cave & She Shed?!


By Barbara Kaplan – Q:  I’ve been reading about new homes where husbands and wives have separate rooms built for many purposes. What is this all about? A:  Everything cycles. At the end of the 19th century, husbands and wives had separate bedrooms. Men had libraries or smoking rooms they retired to after dinner, and […]

What Do You Feed Your Mind?


By Paul Witkop – I am reading a very informative and convincing book by Dr. Mark Hyman, a nutritional expert. He has reminded me that anyone who wants to be an Olympic athlete would probably not adopt a diet of donuts and Twinkies. If you wanted to create a gourmet meal, would you start with […]