No Confusion with a Fusion: 2019 Fusion Energi Titanium


By Julia Droz Serafine – The Serafine household is filled with confusion on a daily basis. It can range anywhere from homework assignments to who does what chores on what day of the week. Piano lessons, Girl Scouts, soccer, ballet and working at our coffee shop on Saturday mornings, even with a calendar on the wall, […]

Happiness… and Holocaust


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. — Joy-filled times of redemption and rebirth. Many of us just celebrated the holy days of Pesach (Passover) and Easter. Family time. Good food. Fancy new spring clothing. Travels to enjoy seeing relatives. Days of revelry and joy, happiness and fun. And now we are into the month of May […]

Camp Hubbard to Hold Open House Events May 4


Now that summer’s almost here, it’s time to get the kids enrolled in fun-filled summer day camp. Camp Hubbard — a Valley summer sports camp since 1998 — will host informative open house events for parents and children Saturday, May 4, 12:30–3:30pm, at its four summer day camp locations: Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix; St. […]

Get a Jump on Summer at Free YMCA Family Event


Area families are invited to have fun and gear up for summer at the Desert Foothills YMCA’s (Y) Healthy Kids Day event, Saturday, April 27, 9am–noon. Healthy Kids Day is a national Y initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. During this free event, families can enjoy games and giveaways, as well as […]

Upcoming Seminar to Present Holistic, Intuitive Techniques for Healing


Dr. Jon Murphy and Sherry Anshara, medical intuitive, are collaborating to share their cutting-edge techniques for healing at a June 15 seminar, “Unlocking Your Internal Healing Code: Your Cellular Memory.” Attendees at the event will learn tools and techniques to clear the underlying causes of illness and pain. Murphy and Anshara say that all illness […]

North Valley Arts Academy Presents Retelling of THE ODYSSEY, April 25–27


The North Valley Arts Academy theatre program (NVAA) and Shadow Mountain High School Drama Club will present their spring production, Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka. Anon(ymus), Iizuka’s entrancing contemporary adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, retells the classic story through the eyes of a young refugee. Separated from family and in a strange place far from a […]

Up Your Recycle Game — Five Common Mistakes and Quick Solutions


While residents may strive to be earth-friendly when they recycle, there is a chance that they are doing it wrong. According to Republic Services, one-third of what residents try to recycle in Phoenix can’t be recycled — whether it’s a dirty diaper, bowling ball (the company says they’ve seen them both) or peanut butter-coated jars. […]

Explore the Benefits of Dark Skies and Amazing Nocturnal Creatures


Visitors are invited to join Tumacácori National Historical Park staff and scientists on National Bat Appreciation Day, April 17, from 7–8:30pm to experience beautiful dark skies and learn about the amazing creatures of the night. Under the blanket of darkness, the desert comes alive with animals of all shapes and sizes venturing into the cool […]

The Enclave at Anthem to Host Pet Adoption & Expo


The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, one of eight Spectrum Retirement communities in Arizona, will host its third Pet Adoption and Expo in partnership with different local pet-related businesses. Guest are invited to visit The Enclave April 20 and meet the dogs and cats that are ready to be adopted from Anthem Pets Animal Rescue, […]

Bring Personality into a Room with Eye-Catching Collectible Displays


By Barbara Kaplan – Q: My home décor is eclectic. I like the feeling and would like to keep all the fun accents I’ve collected. However, I would like to redecorate so my collections make more of a statement. Should I do it with color, new furniture or lighting? What will give me the quickest, […]