With plenty of practice, knowledge garnered by working with world-renowned chefs and an evident passion for cooking, Chef Jacques Qualin is a force in the culinary world. Born and raised in France, Qualin moved across the pond in the early 90s and started his career in the U.S., working at v…

A scenario: Your family is ready for dinner, but you don’t feel like cooking and don’t want to head to the same old restaurants. You’re in the mood for something new but aren’t looking to break the bank for a fine dining experience, so where to go? Arizona Culinary Institute has one solution…

Arcadia resident and certified master gardener Kristi Belk knows a thing or two about gardening in the hot and arid climate of the Southwest. As a third-generation Arizonan, her family has been gardening here for years. She has put that experience into educating Phoenix gardeners on when and…

andlewick glassware is an icon of a nostalgic period from the not-too-distant past. It is easily identified by tiny glass beads interwoven into a pattern that produces an elegant and beautiful look. Manufactured from 1936 to 1984 by the Imperial Glass Company, thousands and thousands of piec…

It all started with a Chick-fil-A sandwich. That’s Shante Saulsberry’s go-to for a quick breakfast. It’s also where she met a homeless woman named Janice, who she befriended, and where the story of Janice’s Women’s Center begins.

For 10-year-old Graham Schaub, swimming comes as easy as breathing. It’s no surprise that he won gold at this year’s Arizona Age Group Long Course State Championships. The four-day tournament was held in Goodyear, and 40 teams from across the state traveled to compete. 

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” Keeping private information private, especially about a job search, can be a tall order.

The Frederick on Missouri is an homage to mid-century modern architecture, with a fresh take on the outdated strip malls of the past. The owners describe it as “a gathering place for the community to shop and dine; a place that is unique and something that creates a sense of pride in the nei…

Just because school is now in session doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a day to explore some fun and history-filled Arizona treasures. In the shadow of the Superstition Mountains is a part of Arizona that still feels like the old Wild West, where mining was once king and cowboys were common.  

Jenny Holsman Tetreault is embracing her new role as chair of the board at Waste Not, an Arizona nonprofit focused on creating sustainable food systems to benefit both people and the planet.

September means that cooler weather is around the corner (hopefully) and football is upon us! After a summer of vacations and kids home from school, now is the time to re-group and get organized for a healthy school year – and Sunday football parties – ahead.

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Diana Gregory has a special place in her heart for the veterans and seniors she has come across over the years. That passion is what sparked the creation of her nonprofit, Diana Gregory Outreach Services, and its offshoot, Veggies for Veterans.

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Arcadia Little League (ARLL), which resides in Arizona's District 6, had seven teams compete in the all-star tournaments this summer. However, one of these teams, the 8-9-10 minors baseball team, accomplished more this year than any other team in the history of the league…they won the Arizon…

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The 6th annual Arcadia Cares: Food for Kidz Packathon sign-ups will be available early in September on Prince of Peace’s website. The packathon is looking for community volunteers to help pack meals for underprivileged families. The goal is to pack over 143,166 meals at this year’s event, wh…

Altitude Trampoline Park,located at 3921 E. Indian School Road, reopened its doors in July under new ownership. Altitude will now offer memberships, and for the first 500 members, the fee is $20 per month. Memberships also guarantee two hours of playtime a day and 10 percent off all snack ba…

If determination and success were built into human form, that human would be Phoenix native Sarah Sponcil. Her longtime commitment to the sport of beach volleyball has landed Sponcil and her teammate Kelly Claes a spot at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Back-to-school preparation is about more than picking out new binders and lunch boxes. Parents may also need to emotionally prepare their children for school, especially if they have anxiety about returning. Here are five tips to help kids get mentally ready for the new school year. 

Although particularly noted for its vastness (the canyons), wide-open spaces (the deserts) and big stuff (saguaro cacti), Arizona also offers a few items of a smaller scale that are worth noting. Some are off the beaten path; others are right out there in plain sight.

Karen Shell is a renaissance woman if ever there was one. She is equal parts adventurer and heartfelt humanitarian, a dreamer with determination.

Mariam Cheshire is a 93-year-old Arizona transplant who knew she was destined for great things. She realized this in third grade when her teacher asked what she wanted to do when she grew up. Most students said ‘get married’ or ‘be a teacher,’ but Cheshire had other plans – to travel and wri…

Local marketing experts Melissa DiGianfilippo and Alexis Krisay have launched a new podcast called Will it Stick?, a show that explores the history of marketing campaigns that have succeeded and failed over the years.

In the last few weeks, countless news stories have popped up about the “Great Resignation.” Millions of American workers are quitting their jobs. They are re-evaluating what’s important in their lives after a year of working from home, spending more time with their families and gaining a new…

Over 10 billion donuts are made in the United States every year, and while favorites like glazed donuts still rule the charts – with Boston cream at the number two spot – many shops are getting creative with these sweet treats and their toppings. Here, we’ve highlighted a few of our new favo…

The Good Soles Shoe Drive is celebrating five years of putting brand new shoes on the feet of foster children as they head back to school. This year’s drive, which has benefited Child Crisis Arizona since its inception, collected over 100 pairs of shoes while also raising thousands of dollar…

What started as a small way for Xavier student Nina Rawal to give back to the community has blossomed into a successful program that helps seniors and neighbors stay connected.

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We Arizonans are hearty. We are no shrinking violets, and when the temperatures soar way past triple digits, we say, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Well, by August, even the most loyal and devoted sun-worshippers may be looking for someplace a few degrees cooler – so …

If you are ever looking for longtime Arcadia resident John Heckenlaible, an excellent place to start would be the neighboring mountain ranges, as there are few things he loves more than hiking and climbing. 

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The Arcadia neighborhood Fourth of July Parade is back! Join neighbors on Sunday, July 4 at 8 a.m. on Jokake and Calle Tuberia. The Military Order of the Purple Hearts will sing the National Anthem, and Troop 6 Boy Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Neighbors and families are encoura…

If there was one word to describe Gary Lasko, it would be passionate. The passion he has for his hobbies, loved ones and his position at Stockyards Restaurant and 1889 Saloon is evident, but his joy for life is almost addicting. Lasko has been in the business for over 50 years – and he knew …

Five years after Navy SEAL Charles Humphrey Keating IV was killed in action in Iraq, his family continues to honor his legacy with the C4 Foundation – a charity dedicated to providing resources and support for active duty SEALs and their families.

For someone who says he didn’t have a plan, Bill Byron’s career worked out quite well. 

Summers in Phoenix mean lots of outdoor grilling and poolside snacking. I love to take advantage of the beautiful produce that is in season during these months. Crops picked at their peak of ripeness are more nutrient-dense and also better tasting. Here are three fun summer recipes to enjoy …

In the appraisal world, we encounter all sorts of people and situations when a valuable item causes strife in families. One issue we have seen in recent appraisals is when one family member wants this, and another wants that, but they turn their backs on each other and never speak again if t…

Storied retreat center to undergo renovations

Arizona has always had a spirited reputation. Cowboys, gunslingers, card players, prospectors and entrepreneurs seem to pair perfectly with the desert backdrop. What might not seem like such an obvious pairing is Arizona and wine.

Arcadia resident Terrah Hancock recently published her first book titled It Never Took: A Memoir, which documents the abuse she suffered at the hands of her parents and family.

From 1999 to 2019, nearly 500,000 people died in the U.S. from opioid overdoses. While this statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is heartbreaking, there is hope in curbing this crisis. And it begins with places like Crossroads, a substance abuse treatment center whic…