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Laguna Beach: A quick, romantic oceanside retreat for Valley residents is neither farfetched nor far away.

Laguna Beach A quick, romantic oceanside retreat for Valley residents is neither farfetched nor far away. By Sondra Barr “Not another bracelet,” I thought as I opened my birthday gift from my husband. I shouldn’t complain. It’s B-E-A-utiful, but the times I’ll wear it will be few and far between. Of course, it will always hold a special place in my heart, but I’ve added... Read More

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Schoolyard Etiquette: Kristin Caliendo encourages you to talk to your children about bullying.

Schoolyard Etiquette Kristin Caliendo encourages you to talk to your children about bullying. As school is back in session, children all over the North Valley are bursting with excitement. All this extreme energy is accompanied by change, which can also ignite emotional insecurities and challenges. Parents, as the... Read More

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The Real Deal: Shantanu Bala is striving to turn the virtual world into something you can touch.

The Real Deal Shantanu Bala is striving to turn the virtual world into something you can touch. By Adam Toren Imagine a future in which virtual worlds of video games are physically tangible, a blind person can “see” through sense of touch, or a military jet pilot can... Read More

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It Always Rains After a Dry Spell: The driest creeks, dustiest storms, least rainfall, and longest drought. Yep, Arizona has ’em all!

It Always Rains After a Dry Spell The driest creeks, dustiest storms, least rainfall, and longest drought. Yep, Arizona has ’em all! By Marshall Trimble It’s that time of the year again when Arizona ranchers like to sit around discussing the dry weather. Each prevaricator likes to claim... Read More

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Healthy Hiking Knees: Try this quick 6 exercise workout to strengthen & stabilize your knees.

Healthy Hiking Knees Try this quick 6 exercise workout to strengthen & stabilize your knees. By Stephanie Batz It is that time of year again when the scorching sun is fading and the mountains are calling your name.  However for many Arizonians who enjoy taking advantage of exercising... Read More

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Straight Shot: Try these three ways to launch the ball in a straight line toward the target.

Straight Shot Try these three ways to launch the ball in a straight line toward the target. By Scott Sackett Many in the game of golf believe there is only one way to hit a straight shot. This is far from true. When club path and impact location... Read More

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The Real Deal: Preowned, estate, used, secondhand vintage, collector—are they the same thing?

The Real Deal Preowned, estate, used, secondhand vintage, collector—are they the same thing? By Scott Bohall With TV shows like Antique Road Show and American Pickers, the interest in previously owned jewelry is increasing each year. Sometimes, the reason is design, sometimes it’s the bargain hunters, and sometimes... Read More

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Entertainment: Coming Soon to the Valley

Entertainment: Coming Soon to the Valley By Sara Goodwin CONCERTS Aug. 9 Justin Timberlake Jobing.com Arena The People’s Choice Award 2014 Favorite Male Artist is coming to the Valley for his 20/20 Experience World Tour. Concertgoers can expect two of his most recent and popular songs, “Mirrors” and... Read More

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Brown is the New Red

Brown is the New Red Garrison Brothers bring the bourbon boom to the Grand Canyon state Rooted in tradition and yet trending at a rapid pace, the barrel-aged spirit of bourbon is experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity, with sales soaring more than 30 percent in recent years.... Read More

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DINING OUT

DINING OUT North Valley Magazine’s managing editor, Sondra Barr, tries out different restaurants to offer you a no-holds-barred opinion about the experience––food, ambience, service, location, and whatever else strikes her. This issue, she steps inside The Vig McCormick and AZ/88.       The Vig McCormick 7345 N.... Read More

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Primal Workouts and Food to Match!

Primal Workouts and Food to Match! Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald on food fit to fuel your body. As a full-time chef and television personality, fitness is key. I’ve had the fortune to team up with Amenzone Fitness, a high-intensity cross-fit training gym that utilizes tires instead... Read More

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Box Your Way to a Better Core: Engage and strengthen your midsection with these simple exercises.

Box Your Way to a Better Core: Engage and strengthen your midsection with these simple exercises. Want to melt calories away and tone yourself up? These basic movements are designed to effectively engage and strengthen your core. This workout, shot at Jabz Boxing Fitness For Women, was designed to... Read More

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Elvis Before Noon: Writer Lynette Carrington catches up

Elvis Before Noon Writer Lynette Carrington catches up with the band that covers the classics and creates new ones, too. Much in the way that Elvis Presley is unforgettable Valley band Elvis Before Noon will leave listeners with solid memories of the night before. The band whips out... Read More

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