Dog-Eared Review: A Deep Thing


By Melanie Tighe – Arizona author A.K. Smith’s debut novel, A Deep Thing, is an exciting page-turning tale. Part conspiracy, part love story, and all adventure, A Deep Thing is most of all, a fun read. This armchair traveler may never have the chance — nor the courage — to dive into the amazing blue […]

Male Call: 15 Dating Terms That Officially Make You A Cliché


By James Roberts – Sorry ladies, but if you’ve got any of these code words in your online dating profile, you’ve officially entered the Cliché Zone.   “Drama-free.” Along with “no drama” this is probably the #1 cliché dominating dating sites these days. You rarely hear, “Gosh I wish I had a little more drama […]

Timeless Investing Principles


By Paul Witkop – We are at a time in our life where it feels like the money that comes in seems to go out just as quickly. We are parents to three high school graduates who are furthering their education with college and graduate schools. Between higher education, food, cars and clothing, our budgets […]

Right-Size Rather Than Down-Size!


By Barbara Kaplan – Many people are becoming empty nesters or retiring and look around at the space they occupy and realize it no longer suits their needs. Less space is needed and the spaces are used differently for things like hobbies, exercise, home offices and meditation and reading rooms. Now is the time to […]

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Returns To Carefree


The Halloween spirit will invade the Town of Carefree for its third year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team (www.villafanestudios.com). The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be woven throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free admission, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment […]

Savor Local Flavor At The Taste of Cave Creek


The Town of Cave Creek will once again host its premier event, The Taste of Cave Creek. From Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ to Z’s Asian Fusion, the two-day Taste of Cave Creek will represent the eclectic mix that Cave Creek is most known for. Marshal Adam Stein is once again heading up the Taste of […]

Health Fair Aims To Raise Awareness Of Overdoses — Reduce Stigma — Educate Community


Scottsdale Recovery Center, locally owned and operated, helps those struggling with addiction, alcoholism and dual-diagnosis/co-occurring disorders. September is National Recovery Month and the center is hosting a health fair for the community. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will speak ( at 11:15am) on the importance of utilizing resources and education from Scottsdale Recovery Center, Scottsdale Police […]

Kitchen Insider: Jagger Griffin of Ocean Prime


Restaurants have always been a part of chef Jagger Griffin’s life — his mother served tables to support the two of them. At the age of 17, Griffin’s mother got him a line cook position at the casual restaurant where she worked. After trying out different positions in the food service industry, Griffin felt the […]

Hit of the Party: 2017 Dodge Durango R/T RWD


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft My oldest son just turned six, and this year marks his final overindulgent, overcrowded and over budget birthday bash. From now on, I will take five friends on an understated adventure. One thing that was definitely not over embellished at the party was the 2017 Dodge Durango we were able to […]

Blue Light: The Visible Danger


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Over the past decade, our lives have been transformed due to smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. These devices are backlit by LED light. Also, legislation has been implemented that require that incandescent light bulbs be replaced by more energy efficient LED bulbs. Unfortunately, this change in technology has come […]