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How to reach long-lasting fiscal health––NOW

Ways to Save Create a healthy budget for your family for long-lasting fiscal health. By Kristin Caliendo Raising a family is not cheap. Many families come up short at the end of the month for a lack of proper planning, and what’s the result? Relying on credit cards or borrowing from savings. Sitting down and taking a good look at your finances can spare you... Read More

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The Day the Rails Reached Arizona––the day Phoenix was finally connected to the outside world by rail

The Day the Rails Reached Arizona Arizona’s official state historian recounts the day Phoenix was finally connected to the outside world by rail. By Marshall Trimble The building of the transcontinental railroad along the 32nd Parallel was a major milestone in Arizona history. Up to then, the main... Read More

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Check out these upcoming concerts, movies, and tv shows

The Latest in Concerts, Movies, and TV Shows By Sara Goodwin Concerts Oct. 16 Zac Brown Band Ak-Chin Pavilion The Zac Brown Band is on a Great American Road Trip and is making a pit stop in Phoenix. The Atlanta-based country band has a large following that’s well... Read More

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Fresh Reads by Julie Carlson

Fresh Reads By Julie Carlson PINES By Blake Crouch Pines is a bestseller on Amazon and currently in production as a television series to debut this fall on FOX. Once you dive into the first novel of the trilogy, you’ll be unable to put it down. Pines revolves around a federal... Read More

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Wardrobe stylist Shannon Campbell takes you behind the scenes of North Valley Magazine’s latest fashion shoot

Close-Up Wardrobe stylist Shannon Campbell takes you behind the scenes of North Valley Magazine’s latest fashion shoot. As a freelance wardrobe stylist, I’m my own boss. I have the unique opportunity to work on many different projects that include live monthly television fashion segments on Fox 10 and... Read More

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2014 Lexus IS-F: This F grades an A

2014 Lexus IS-F This F grades an A, according to auto writer Greg Rubenstein. One of the oldest strategies for automotive success is to embed a powerful engine into a sedate sedan, thereby creating a stealthy hot rod that’s as fun to drive as it is practical. At... Read More

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An Astounding Conjunction: Dr. Sky on amazing sights to look forward to this season.

An Astounding Conjunction Dr. Sky on amazing sights to look forward to this season. The monsoon continues to wind down, with the promise of cooler weather just around the corner. With summer nearly over and the autumnal equinox on tap, we look to the skies of August and... Read More

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Ask Dirk: A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and hearth.

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and hearth. CHIVALRY AIN’T DEAD Hi Dirk, I recently took a new job. I love everything about the job, except that it’s my first time with a female boss and I keep insulting her by accident. I’m not... Read More

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Arizona Writer Julie Carlson Offers Her Recommendations for Fall Reading

Arizona Writer Julie Carlson Offers Her Recommendations for Fall Reading PLAYED By Liz Fichera Liz Fichera’s debut novel, Hooked, is a romantic novel about high school and the sport of golf. In the sequel, Played, the story centers on Riley, the younger sister of Ryan from Hooked. Readers get... Read More

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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... 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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