Library Summer Reading Program Blasts Off June 1


Maricopa County officials are encouraging residents — particularly young readers — to include summer reading in their vacation plans. More than 60 libraries across Maricopa County participate, so people of all ages can log their reading online, complete challenges, and attend library events to win prizes. Beginning June 1, participants can start logging their summer […]

Workspaces Need Personal Touches, Too


By Barbara Kaplan – Q: Should people be allowed to personalize their offices? If so, how do you “monitor” or “keep control” of the overall appearance? A: This question, of course, touches my heart because my answer is based on the philosophy of the Bajaro Method, which holds that everyone needs to live in their […]

Male Call: Terms of Non-Endearment


 By James Roberts – There’s no question that the dating industry—and by dating industry we mean both online dating sites as well as coaching services—is big business. According to Judi Schindler, author of Husbands: An Owner’s Manual and the blog, “The Toilet Seat Must Come Down, it’s forecast to reach $3.2 billion by next year. […]

This is the Day


By Paul Witkop – You and I have been given one life. We do not know how many years will be given to us on this earth. That is why I try to live with the mindset that “every day is a gift.” In Psalm 118:24, the psalmist writes, “This is the day that the […]

Enjoy Classic Rides and Cool Temps at Show Low Car Show


The 10th annual Cruz’n the Rim Car Chow, scheduled for May 31 – June 1 in Show Low, features classics of all ages, including Rat Rods. Festivities start Friday, May 31, with a 5pm cruise to Hatch Toyota and free burger burn and root beer floats.  Register on site starting Friday from noon–5pm, and Saturday 7–9am, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PVCC To Host Literacy Event Providing Thousands of Free Children’s Books


Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and Southwest Human Development will again partner in hosting the Spring Festival of Tales, a free community literacy event offering storytelling and cultural activities for children and families from 9am to 2pm Saturday, April 27, at Paradise Valley Community College. The bi-annual festival brings reading to life through the “Art […]