Finding Their Passion: Realtors discuss why working with seniors is for them

By Alison Stanton Karen Supman and James Mednik know firsthand how challenging it can be for seniors to downsize. They also understand how incredibly difficult the process can be when someone has recently lost a loved one and has to move while grieving. These are some of the reasons Supman and Mednik, who are both […]


These morning habits can ease aches and pains

By Dr. Roger Walker As we get older, our joints and muscles tend to stiffen while we sleep, making it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. After waking up and getting our feet on the floor, many people go straight for the coffee or quick breakfast to start their day. This quick […]


Hayworth’s Opinion: Balloon fiasco raises questions about Biden

By J.D. Hayworth He may not wear a white suit or a string tie — nor sport a silver goatee — but it appears as if Joe Biden wants to emulate the late Colonel Harland Sanders. Sanders made millions with Kentucky Fried Chicken and franchising that fried fare … well after his 65th birthday. The […]


Everybody Wants Some: Fan Halen embraced in Van Halen’s hometown

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Fan Halen wasn’t nervous about playing The Mixx in Pasadena, California, the hometown of its namesake, Van Halen.  Several years ago, Fan Halen played at a Pasadena bar for Greg Renoff, who penned the book “Van Halen Rising.” A who’s who of Van Halen fans, friends and family filled the venue.  “All […]


Hospice Is Hope: Fundraiser supports dementia care in the Valley

By Lin Sue Flood Hospice of the Valley Director of Community Engagement Enjoy a beautiful evening out while supporting a wonderful cause at Hospice of the Valley’s signature fundraiser: aaha! art. food. wine. In 45 years, no one in need of care has been turned away by the not-for-profit agency, and that is largely due […]


‘So Much More Than Food’: Italian association celebrates heritage with festival

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Six men dreamed of bringing a piece of Italy to the desert so the country would be represented in the best light. Thus, the Scottsdale-based nonprofit Italian Association of Arizona was born.  “The founders wanted to find a way to bring Italians and those of Italian heritage together in one place to […]


Leibo At Large: Arizona lawmakers won’t drag you down

By David Leibowitz When you consider the many threats faced by Arizonans on a daily basis, the usual evils come to mind: double-digit inflation; chaos along the southern border; the fentanyl crisis; the Valley’s massive shortage of housing; our rising violent crime rate. Toss in political turmoil and the ongoing insanity surrounding the 2022 election […]


March Phoenix Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 “The Andrews Brothers,” various times through March 7, Hale Theatre Arizona, 50 W. Page Avenue, Gilbert, $45 for adults, $30 for youth 5 to 17, 480-497-1181, After the Andrews Sisters’ appearance is canceled, the Andrews Brothers, who are USO stagehands, step up to save the day. Mindful Art, 1 to 2 […]


What’s Cooking?: Cheesy, beefy taco dip with homemade tortilla chips

By Jan D’atri It’s everything you would want in a party dip. The combination of a sharp cheddar and jalapeño pepper jack, a kick from the poblano pepper, sautéed onion and ground beef, and diced tomatoes with chiles all stewing in your favorite taco sauce makes this cheesy, beefy taco dip a real contender for […]


What Could Go Wrong?: Do I need travel insurance for my 2023 vacation?

By Christopher Elliott Mark Graham is planning a trip to Sicily and France with his wife this summer. He’s still working out some of the details, but one thing he is sure of: getting travel insurance. Graham can’t imagine traveling without it. “We feel better knowing we have the safety of insurance,” says Graham, a […]



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