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Scottsdale party planner sets the stage for a romantic Valentine’s Day

Romance, with a Touch of Fitness Party planner Jamila Watson sets the stage for a romantic homespun Valentine’s Day. Photo by Scott E. Whitney Photography A Love and Fitness Valentine Ah, Valentine’s Day! Are you looking for a new way to celebrate with your loved one? Why not do it in a way that shows your love for each other and gets you healthier at... Read More

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Look to the February and March skies for a glimpse of the goddess!

Hot and Heavy  Look to the February and March skies for a glimpse of the goddess! With 2015 well underway, it’s time to look to our Arizona skies for some amazing sights. The month of February is that special time, when our thoughts turn to romance and images... Read More

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The Luck of the Irish: M.D. Thalman (aka Dirk) is out to celebrate St. Dirktrick’s Day

The Luck of the Irish           M.D. Thalman (aka Dirk) is out to celebrate St. Dirktrick’s Day. Is it just me, or have things gone too far? Ahh, if there were ever a less justified holiday than St. Patrick’s Day, I couldn’t think of... Read More

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5 Mystery Ingredients: Scottsdale Chef Matthew Grunwald divulges his top gourmet secret weapons

Five Mystery Ingredients Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald divulges his top gourmet secret weapons.   1. Light Coconut Milk Creamy and dreamy is right around the corner at the grocery store, and guess what, it’s healthier than using classic heavy cream to thicken a dish. I cannot live... Read More

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Scottsdale & Valley events in January 2015

JANUARY 2015 1          Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions. Start training now for the 11th Annual New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Papago Park Ramadas 9 and 10, 455 N Galvin Parkway at the Zoo, Phoenix. allarizonarunningevents.com 4  The Scottsdale Wedding Walk is a shopping experience... Read More

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Auto Mania: For Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, bringing the world-renowned Ron Pratte Collection to the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is another milestone

AUTO MANIA  For Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, bringing the world-renowned Ron Pratte Collection to the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is another automotive milestone. By Sondra Barr A signature Valley event, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is once again set to break sales and attendance records when... Read More

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Scottsdale & Valley events in December 2014

DECEMBER 2014 Through Jan. 4 Witness the Princess Resort turn into an enchanting winter wonderland during the 5th Annual Christmas at the Princess Festival. The Princess is the perfect destination to create holiday memories and traditions that your family will cherish for years to come. Enjoy light shows,... Read More

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Sky Change: Many unique sights await us skyward in the months ahead

Sky Change Many unique sights await us skyward in the months ahead, says Dr. Sky. The end of another year of brilliant observations, so to speak! Happy holidays and happy New Year to each and every one of you! The Arizona skies of December are full of special... Read More

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Stop practicing and start playing: Scottsdale golf pro Scott Sackett says, “Head to the course!”

Stop Practicing and Start Playing Golf pro Scott Sackett on why getting off the range and heading for a course is important. Practice is very important. Sometimes the message “Golf is played on the course—you need to practice less and play more” drowns out a player’s sense of... Read More

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Dining Out at Isabella’s Kitchen in Scottsdale

Isabella’s Kitchen North Valley Magazine’s managing editor, Sondra Barr, tries out different restaurants to offer you a no-holds-barred—pardon the pun—opinion about the experience––food, ambience, service, location, and whatever else strikes her. This issue, she steps inside Isabella’s Kitchen. By Sondra Barr While the North Valley certainly isn’t lacking... Read More

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There’s a difference between natural and man-made gems, jewelry expert Scott Bohall explains why

All That Glitters May Be Glass There’s a difference between natural and man-made gems, jewelry expert Scott Bohall explains why. Would you pay the same price for a poster as you would for the original painting? Would you pay the same price for a Mercedes if it were... Read More

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Golf pro Scott Sackett explains how to increase your distance by focusing on point of contact

Increase Your Club Head’s Speed Golf pro Scott Sackett explains how to increase your distance by focusing on point of contact. A lot has been written over the years about how to gain club speed. Lifting weights, yoga, stretching, diet, and equipment are all some of the common... Read More

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Paradise Valley Community College, closing the Educational Achievement Gap

Closing the Educational Achievement Gap   Established in 1985, Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is nationally recognized as a premier community college. One of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, PVCC’s main campus is located just west of the SR 51 Union Hills exit. The college was recognized by... Read More

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