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With the holidays around the corner, the smell of cinnamon beckons and there are so many wonderful ways to use it, such as a natural health aide or even as an air freshener.This potent spice has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is used daily in many cultures …

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True enough; the holidays put us in the mood for giving and for most that means wrapping gifts aplenty.

Automakers continue to race toward a self-driving future, adding a multitude of high-tech safety systems aimed at preventing crashes. These advanced driver assistance systems (also known as ADAS) are considered the building blocks toward fully automated vehicles and are available on many car…

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to celebrate! Luckily, our beautiful neighborhood is surrounded by some of the finest resorts in the Valley. Many of these places put on fantastic holiday-themed events that bring people together during the most wonderful time of the year. 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Arcadia area is filled with holiday cheer, with many families and local businesses getting into the spirit with holiday light displays. From shiny multi-colored bulbs to figurines and inflatables, there are a lot of seasonal sights to see thro…

I’ve been talking to a number of job seekers lately about illegal interview questions. They keep coming up, and I keep asking myself why that is. When you’re a job seeker, you may not realize how common illegal questions are because you’re interviewing for only one or two jobs at a time. But…

The holiday season is here and most of us are either decorating for the celebration or still working our energies up to make it out to the garage to drag out the memories of yore. 

There are many things that qualify as a white Christmas, typically sub-zero temperatures and lots of snow. Now, those characteristics may not apply to central and southern Arizona in December, but we can fake it a little bit. 

For most of us, the holiday season means sharing gifts, joy, laughter and delicious meals with family and friends. For many people in our community, though, Christmas is just another day to survive, hoping to find food and warmth.

When Joni Navarro-Sucato started volunteering to read with students in the Wilson School District – just north of Sky Harbor Airport – years ago, she would bring in treats as a special surprise for the kids. 

I had barely finished putting away the spiders, cobwebs and Halloween pumpkins when my daughter enthusiastically asked if we could start listening to Christmas music. No, I emphatically said, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. 

Justine Dachel is a second-generation Arcadia native who grew up in the kitchen. Coming from a big family who loved to cook, her passion for food was ignited early on by her mother and grandmother.  

During World War II the most famous prisoner-of-war camp in America operated less than a half-mile south of Arcadia. Camp Papago Park property began a block south of Thomas Road and extended south to McDowell Road. The western-most border was 62nd Street and ran east to the Crosscut canal (r…

Kraig Foote, owner of Art One Gallery, Inc., will be celebrating 25 years of helping students achieve their dream of becoming successful artists this month. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, the gallery has been displaying student artwork since 1993. 

Walking into the courtyard of the Arizona Military Museum, you can feel a sense of nostalgia even before stepping through the large wooden doors housing Arizona’s military history.  

Merriam Webster defines driven as very determined to succeed. That in a nutshell definitively describes the 2018 Phoenix Heart Ball Chairperson, Carolyn Jackson and hence why she is so passionate about making “Driven Hearts” this year’s Heart Ball theme. “When I searched for an adjective tha…

During deer season, which generally runs from October through December, there is a dramatic increase in the movement of the deer population, especially in the high country. As a result, more deer-vehicle collisions occur in this period than any other time of year.  

The eighth annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships takes place November 10 and 11 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The event features past acts, such as the Arizona Humane Society’s Canine Couture dog fashion show produced by Lugari Pet Salon and Fried & Fizzy, Arizona’s pop-up restauran…

On August 3, 1896, townspeople gathered at the Titus ranch to craft a plan to educate the children of their burgeoning community. They named their newly created school district Scottsdale, a name that turned out to be so catchy that it eventually replaced the entire settlement’s original nam…

It’s official. It’s fewer than 30 days until Thanksgiving. Although you shouldn’t stop your job search when the turkey has been served, hiring will slow down as the holidays heat up. It’s just a fact of life. 

When establishing a value on an item, a savvy owner will always consider the condition, location, definition of value and market before providing a price. Neglecting these factors can lead to an incorrect price that an educated buyer wouldn’t pay for whatever you are trying to sell. 

Every year, Veterans Day brings communities together on November 11 in celebration of all those who served. This year, the holiday falls on a Sunday, so schools and federal offices will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance. 

If you look up the word “haberdasher” in the dictionary, not only would you surely find that the word means “a dealer in men’s clothing and accessories” you also might actually find a picture of Mike Carter. After all, he has been in the clothing business for nearly 50 years. 

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Arcadia resident Bobby Beers earned his Eagle. He became the 210th Eagle Scout to come out of Arcadia’s Troop 6. 

If you drive by Lincoln and Scottsdale Road with any regularity, you’ve probably grown accustomed to seeing the vast parcel of land that is slowly being transformed into the Ritz-Carlton master planned community. 

Publisher’s Note: Long-time residents will recall Legend City, the old Phoenix amusement park that never lived up to its potential. It’s burned in my memory as a magical place where I spent many warm nights with my friends, playing that old bingo-like game Fascination in the arcade area. Thi…

Although summer is winding down, the desert heat remains strong. Our unique environment in Phoenix gives us sunshine and warm weather year-round, and many species of flora and fauna thrive in these conditions. With the most intense heat out of the way as summer fades into fall, many locals a…

Fire erupted in a storage room at Navajo Elementary School on 4525 N. Granite Reef Road, during the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 22, on what should have been the 12th day of school. 

The weather might be a little warm for the fall season, but that won’t stop Arcadia residents from heading to the Shemer Art Center for 2018’s GAIN picnic event. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the GAIN picnic and promises to be as entertaining and educational as ever. 

If you’ve ever enjoyed the timeless feel of Arcadia High School, or the massive, near-century old eucalyptus trees on Arcadia Drive or the fact that Camelback Road is not a six-lane highway bisecting the neighborhood, you have Arcadia Camelback Mountain Neighborhood Association (ACMNA) to thank. 

I don’t know how significant the month of October is in other parts of the country, but here in Arizona, we are celebrating. Pumpkin spiced lattes are back on the menu, there’s a chance we may need a sweatshirt for that early morning hike and it’s the perfect time of year for a road trip to …

Talking about safe driving concerns with a senior citizen can be challenging, but it’s an important conversation to have. Unfortunately, not enough older Americans are having these discussions.  

Although it’s likely that the vases, novelties and dinnerware items occupying your shelves are every day household brands, such as Fiesta, Hull, McCoy, Roseville and Bauer, there may be a piece hidden among these well-known names that is obscure and has value. 

Arcadia is a family-centric neighborhood known as a great place to raise kids. But eventually, these kids actually grow up and leave home. That’s when parents eventually reach what is known as the “empty-nester stage.”