Wager to Win: 5 tips for NFL sports betting

By  Jack Silverman Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona Sportsbook Manager Now that the NFL season is underway, not only can you enjoy pro games three days a week, you can also take wagers on your favorite teams and players through NFL sports betting and potentially win money.  Sports betting is more popular than ever among […]


Hospice Is Hope: 89-year-old artist inspires her hospice team

By Lin Sue Flood Hospice of the Valley Avinell MacDonald isn’t kidding when she says, “It’s never too late to try something new.”  She was 60 years old when her husband asked if there was anything in life she wanted to do but hadn’t tried. Avinell chose two things: play the piano and take up […]


Ask Marisa: Cut yourself some slack during the ‘change’

By Marisa Peer Q: Dear Marisa, As soon as I hit 50, I found myself in the middle of the “change” battling hot flashes, roller coaster mood swings, night sweats, insomnia and brain fog, which left me feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and anxious because it all seemed to come out of nowhere. My doctor put me […]


Happy Return: Joe Bonamassa keeps it fresh on new tour

By Alan Sculley For the first 20 years of Joe Bonamassa’s career, one constant was always touring. Even as he maintained a schedule that saw him release 14 solo albums, even more live CDs or DVDs, as well as multiple releases with the bands Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party and collaborations with […]


Gig Economy: Part time, on call could be right for seniors

By Jennifer Schwegman Trained in Architectural design, Gabriel Krekk, 66, retired in 2014. His 31-year career at Procter & Gamble included positions in manufacturing, project engineering, human resources, technical packaging and operations, but an artist by calling, Krekk took early retirement to focus on his art and photography. Retirement felt meaningful and whole. On November […]


Musical Chameleon: Performers come together to celebrate David Bowie

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Former David Bowie music director Adrian Belew misses the legendary “thin white duke,” who died in 2016 at age 69. “He was a super person to be around,” Belew says.  “There was something about him. He was so knowledgeable about so many subjects and so curious. He was very self-deprecating about being […]


Leibo At Large: Hear Ye? Maybe his records, but not his speech

By David Leibowitz My mother often cautioned us on the value of silence. She mostly spoke her mind and expected her kids to as well, unless we had no clue what we were talking about. Then she advocated holding your tongue. “It’s one thing to be an idiot,” she would say, “but another thing to […]


Whimsical and Eclectic: Artist Susan Paige sponsors exhibit for sculpture students

By Morgan Owen This November, Susan Paige and her husband, Barry Rosenblatt, will sponsor an exhibit in the OneOhOne Gallery for the sculpture students at the Mesa Arts Center.  “Mesa Arts Center Students Sculpture Exhibit” is one of several exhibitions Paige and Rosenblatt sponsor each year at the OneOhOne gallery to support emerging artists in […]


News Briefs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Westernaires Chorus celebrates Christmas Tickets are on sale for the December 2 to December 5 performances of “A Merry Little Christmas” by the Westernaires Chorus of Sun City West in the Stardust Theater.  New Music Director Dan Ryan and the 75-member mixed chorus will present new and familiar songs. Featured are the […]


November Phoenix Events Calendar

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Game Day: Mahjongg, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com Bingo, 6:30 p.m. doors open, every Tuesday, Greenfield Village Resort, 111 S. Greenfield Road, Mesa, price varies depending on cards purchased, 480-832-3844, greenfieldvillage.com Gentle Tai Chi Qigong, 1 to 1:55 […]


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