Male Call: We’re Not Your April Fool


 By James Roberts – Last October, we reported a statistical survey — yes, cold, hard facts that we didn’t even have to make up! — on the online cliché terms women use to prove that you like to be as similar to every other woman on the planet as possible. For example: “sense of humor,” […]

Full of Faith or Full of Fluff


By Paul Witkop – Author Ken Davis tells this story… A woman happened to be looking out of the window of her home one day. She was horrified to see her German shepherd shaking the life out of the neighbor’s pet rabbit. Her family had been quarreling with these neighbors; this was certainly going to […]

Make a Positive Impact on Local Nonprofits — Arizona Gives Day is April 2


With recently enacted changes in tax laws that double the standard deduction, many people who would normally itemize their returns — and be able to deduct donations for charitable giving — may no longer make charitable contributions because there is no financial incentive to do so. In Arizona, that could mean a projected annual loss […]

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Phoenix with New Big Top Show


Cirque du Soleil’s new critically acclaimed production, Amaluna, opened in Phoenix March 15 for an engagement of 38 performances under the iconic Yellow-and-Blue Grand Chapiteau at State Farm Stadium. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, and Cirque du Soleil ’s 33rd production, Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to […]

Slow Down & Enjoy the Ride — Grand Canyon Railway’s ‘Iron Horse’ Gallops On


The steam engine changed everything. It created time zones, kick-started the Industrial Revolution and 150 years ago the Transcontinental Railroad was created, connecting the East and West coasts and reducing travel from around five months to about five days. It opened up the possibilities of exploring destinations all across America, including the South Rim of […]

Arizona Artists Create Awards to Honor Outstanding Contributions to Arts and Culture


In a true celebration of the arts, nine Arizona artists created the awards that will be presented to honorees at the 38th annual Governor’s Arts Awards. The Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organization, businesses, educators and individuals for their substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide. This year, 21 Governor’s Arts Awards finalists in […]

Spring Break Camp at Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center


When the kids are off from school during Spring Break, the Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center will offer its “Supercamp” for ages 3 to 13. Children will have the opportunity to learn gymnastics and dance, and participate in a “Ninja Zone,” yoga, trampoline, playing games and much more. Supercamp is offered half-day (8:30am–12:30pm) and […]

AASK Recruiting Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors


Hiking and kayaking in the cool high country near Payson are a great way to spend a week in June. And doing it while bringing smiles to the faces of children in foster care is even better. The Sixth Annual AASK Sibling Summer Camp is recruiting volunteer counselors for a week of adventure at  near […]

Living on the Edge: 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD


By Melanie Droz Shawcroft — What do you do during all of these rainy days in the Valley? You take the 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD for a spin to the mall where you and your husband and two children can play for hours while staying dry — similar to the drive in the Edge. Of […]

It’s All Greek to Me


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — Myopia. Hyperopia. Astigmatism. Presbyopia. “I have no idea what you’re talking about-opia.” If you are like millions of other Americans, one of these terms describes you. Presbyopia alone affects over 100 million people, but don’t worry, it’s not contagious. These are the terms that describe how your eyes work, or, in […]