The Little Gym Debuts New Location in Cave Creek


The Little Gym of Cave Creek is commemorating a new gym through an open house celebration hosted by local Arizona franchisee and veteran Dan Drummond, Monday, Sept. 9, from 2–5pm at the Cave Creek location (29455 North Cave Creek Road, Suite 102). Children and families will have the opportunity to enjoy fun and educational gym […]

Five Things She Can Do as a Girl Scout (That You Probably Didn’t Know)


By Alexandra Anton Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Bike ride Not only can girls do recreational bike rides through the mountains of Arizona, but as Troop 7314, girls can take on the challenge of a 200-mile, eight-day bike ride. The girls of Troop 7314 participated in the Tour de Sih Hasin — a community bike ride […]

Words Hurt and Heal


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. — A few years ago, I delivered a sermon expressing the need for civility, integrity and honesty in government. It seemed like a normal appeal to do right, speak appropriately and act within norms established by society. I was invited not to return to that pulpit. Ever since, I have […]

Reducing the Risk of Macular Degeneration


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — Age-related eye conditions will triple in the next 15 years. Macular degeneration alone will account for 50 percent of visual impairment and 20 percent of blindness. It is also estimated that 30 million people are developing cataracts, due to factors such as: increased life expectancy, poor nutrition, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, diabetes, […]

Camp Verde Performing Arts Center Announces New Season


The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation announced that its 2019–20 concert schedule will kick off with the annual Labor Day Jazz Festival Aug. 30, featuring the Bresnan Unplugged Ensemble. The Festival continues Aug. 31 with the Dom Moio Quintet. Moio will be joined by Nick Manson, a jazz pianist and two-time Emmy […]

Waking Up In Budapest


By Kathi Kovach Koenig It’s just before dusk as we slowly head into the city. Suddenly, our driver takes a quick turn, skirting traffic. Circling a flower-lined roundabout, he stops in front of a glistening hotel set in a centuries-old backdrop. I’m immediately struck by the beauty of fading light and color, the mix of […]

Kitchen Design Begins with the All-Important Countertop


By Barbara Kaplan – We’re surrounded by counters — particularly in the kitchen, home office and bathroom. We take them for granted and don’t realize the impact they have on us. Their colors, patterns and textures affect our feelings daily. Choosing the material is a decision based on style, function and cost, whereas the design […]

Envy Will Make You Miserable


By Paul Witkop – When I was about 12, my close friend Jeff had a gold colored Schwinn Stingray bicycle with a banana seat and 3-speed stick shift. I wanted one too…very badly. It is called envy and it starts young. Experience has shown me that envy is a very destructive force. It is a […]

Male Call: A Charted Conversation


 By James Roberts – A guy-pal — let’s call him “Jon” — related an interesting get-to-know-you phone convo that, sadly, ended less than gloriously. Or, perhaps that’s really the point of such conversations. You decide. Backing up. Jon and the woman — let’s call her “Jan” — connected on Tinder. She seemed perfectly aligned with […]

Healthy Eating On The Go


By Erin Mahoney — A healthy diet takes dedicated focus and intention. So, what do you do when you set good and healthy intentions when on the road? Here are some tips for staying on track when travel plans arise including starting the day right, choosing healthy meals while on the go, and establishing healthy […]