Pilot Your Way Back to School: 2018 Honda Pilot Elite


– By Julia Droz Serafine It’s that time of year again. Pretty soon our kiddos will be making their way out the door to start a new school year. New outfits, folders, #2 pre-sharpened pencils, plenty of disinfecting wipes and brand-new backpacks, because according to my eight-year-old, having a new backpack every year is a […]

An Antioxidant A Day…


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. So much research continues about the role that diet and supplements can play in our health. This has now become the focus of research regarding diet and glaucoma. Glaucoma is a chronic and, if untreated, progressive disease where gradual damage can cause irreversible loss of vision. It is often called […]

Scottsdale Library Launches Wright Design Exhibit


Opening reception slated for Sept. 21 Valley residents are invited to learn more about the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright’s impact on Arizona architecture through Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona from Sept. 15 – Dec. 31 at the Gallery @ the Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard. “Frank Lloyd Wright […]

Student Artists Sought For Hidden in the Hills


Information sessions begin Sept. 15 The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League is issuing a “Call for Student Artists” for the 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour (HITH) taking place the last two weekends of November. Student artists in grades 6 through 12 from the Phoenix metropolitan area are encouraged to showcase and sell […]

PhxArt Open for Kids


Investing in arts and culture in the Valley  In the last two years, an average of more than 25,000 children have visited the Phoenix Art Museum each year, and the Museum says that with an ongoing expansion of school field trip programs, that number is anticipated to exceed more than 35,000 children in the 2018–19 […]

Explore Wide-Open Spaces…


Just outside of your front door By Kathryn M. Miller ~ In the Valley, we are blessed to be surrounded by wild desert spaces, and many of those spaces have been preserved for future generations. Whether simply protecting land from future development or developing it into parks and preserve spaces that include trails and educational […]

Dog-Eared Review: Super Jax — The Case of the Slimy Scientist


By Melanie Tighe – Introducing a new style of superhero — meet Super Jax! Our new hero is a local gal, just like her creator, Tina Swayzee McCright, best known for her Euphoria Lane, H.O.A. mysteries. In this new cozy mystery, Super Jax — The Case of the Slimy Scientist, we are treated to Jax’s zany origin story, […]

Male Call: Your Photo Toolkit


By James Roberts – Ladies: We’ve talked before about plagiarizing phrases from other peoples’ 15-year old dating profiles (“looking for a partner in crime,” “looking for my best friend”) and your current obsession with pointless warnings (“no hook-ups,” “must have sense of humor”). Apparently, you haven’t been paying attention to our photo advice though, so […]

What Brings Happiness?


By Paul Witkop – Actor Jim Carrey said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of, so they can see that it’s not the answer.” Jesus told us a rather sobering and direct story to help us with this question. He said, “There was a wealthy man whose business […]

What is Feng Shui & Bajaro?


By Barbara Kaplan – Combining Feng Shui with Bajaro is believed to create the perfect combination of harmonizing the environment in which we live and work. For many people today, home and work, is the same which makes it even more important to understand these two philosophies. Together, they are the most powerful method of […]