Choose Wisely: Call Mark and Alexis Breyer

By Christopher McDonald Hiring the right injury lawyer after a serious collision can be one of the most important decisions somebody will have to make. And to make it even more challenging, people are faced with this decision at the worst times in their lives. So how should somebody search for an injury lawyer at a critical moment? What questions should even be asked? And what can go wrong if high-level spe ...

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More Than a Catchy Jingle: Lerner and Rowe emphasize philanthropy as ‘the way to go’

By Jordan Houston Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys has built a reputation as one of the most reputable and successful law firms in the country. Founders Glen Lerner and Kevin Rowe — with catchy slogans like “One Call, That’s All,” “In a wreck, Need a check?” and “Lerner and Rowe is the way to go, call 977-1900” — have dominated daytime TV, billboards and radio stations for years. Boasting over 50 attorneys ...

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Promoting Health: Sundial Pilates in Carefree helps clients ‘return to life’

By Allison Brown Trainers at Sundial Pilates in Carefree use decade-old methods to help clients strengthen their core, increase flexibility, tone muscles and even reduce pain. The studio doesn’t just call its workout Pilates, it strictly adheres to the methods developed by physical therapy pioneer, Joseph Pilates, who developed the movements and exercises over a span of 60 years. “Utilizing the specialized ...

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‘A Love Letter’: Celebrity chef debuts Phoenix restaurant honoring aunt

By Jordan Houston Widely known for his appearances on TV shows like Bravo’s “Top Chef” and HBO Max’s “Selena + Chef,” Angelo Sosa recalls two contrasting childhood experiences that shaped his culinary career. The renowned chef, born in Connecticut to a Dominican father and Italian mother, grew up in a “strict” and “militant” household. He spent most weekends laboring in the garden and preparing ingredients ...

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The Rocking Realtor: Luke Van Wyhe trades the steering wheel for homes

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Luke Van Wyhe spent 15 years shuttling the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears from show to show. He calls his life “something out of a dream.” “It’s a shock when (country singer) Miranda Lambert wants you to escort her out of a sold-out show so that she can wave to all the fans that make her career possible,” Van Wyhe says. But the late-night drives and the ...

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Preserving Legacies: Attorney West Hunsaker helps clients protect themselves and loved ones

By Kamala Kirk Estate planning is important because it helps people — no matter their age or wealth — protect their legacy and their family’s future by deciding how their assets and end-of-life wishes should be carried out. West Hunsaker is a longtime attorney at Morris Hall PLLC who specializes in estate planning and trust administration. Throughout his career, he has helped countless families and individu ...

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An All-Encompassing Experience: Art meets lounge at High Street’s Gallery Bar

By Connor Dziawura Upon stepping foot into North Phoenix’s Gallery Bar, the newest addition to the growing High Street district, a laid-back, upscale vibe is immediately apparent. Situated at the northeast corner of High and 54th streets, the combination art space and bar is a low-lit, classy lounge. Local art lines the walls, while the gallery floor is filled with couches of varying shades and styles, ador ...

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Living for Giving: Abbie S. Fink uses skills, connections to create change

By Alison Bailin Batz This spring, female leaders across Arizona will be honored by 48 Arizona Women, an Arizona Centennial Legacy initiative in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society that recognizes remarkable local women making a lasting impact in their communities, often with little fanfare. The program, only put on every 10 years, showcases how female leaders have transformed lives, built stron ...

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Helping Hand: Stratos Wealth Partners’ advisers protect portfolios

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   The COVID-19 pandemic closed most businesses in the country more than two years ago. Although the stock market has proven to be very resilient through this, it has not been without incredible volatility. This has caused a high degree of anxiety as many people are watching their stock portfolios have large swings in value daily. “Sometimes, in times like this, we need to ...

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Extraordinary Rides: Lexus ES 350 Ultra is a nice ride

By C.A. Haire This Lexus ES 350 is one of the better luxury cars sold today. For 2022, it gets better with some updates. The refresh includes redesigned wheels, stronger headlights, reshaped grille and interior changes. The list is short, because the vehicle is so good, few changes are needed. This is the ultra-luxury version. It has a long list of goodies that are too long to print here. However, we were n ...

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Lt. J.C. Ives and his Grand Canyon adventure

By Marshall Trimble Little was known about the navigability of the Colorado River above Fort Yuma until 1858 when Capt. George Johnson took his steamboat, a side-wheeler dubbed the General Jessup upstream from Fort Yuma. On his heels was, Lt. Joseph Christmas of the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers and his iron-hulled, 54-foot-long military stern-wheeler, aptly named the Explorer. They both set out to ...

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Ditch the Dating Apps: Professional matchmaker helps singles find love

By Jordan Houston It’s February, the season of valentines, and love is in the air – unless it isn’t. Cue renowned professional matchmaker Erica McKay.  The Minnesota native helms her own boutique matchmaking company, Erica Suzanne Fultz, and has spent over 20 years connecting men and women nationwide with their forever someone. Despite the rise of digital dating apps, McKay has built a reputation for hersel ...

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Aiming for a Good Time: C2 Tactical offers couples’ packages

By Annika Tomlin Chocolates and flowers are a great gift for Valentine’s Day, but for someone looking for something outside the box, C2 Tactical’s date night package might be the way to go. “The date night package was something that we wanted to create for customers to say, ‘Hey, let’s go do something fun,’” C2 Tactical managing member Vincent Vasquez says. “‘Let’s get out of our normal routine. Let’s do so ...

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Little Gertie the Gold Dollar was a feisty entertainer

By Marshall Trimble The boom towns of the Old West had a severe shortage of eligible women, and that void for the lusty young men was filled by what were euphemistically referred to as good-time girls, shady ladies, soiled doves and ladies of the evening. A woman who was on a socially higher level might call herself a courtesan. An alternative was provided on a census report that one referred to herself as ...

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Carrying on a Legacy: Black Mountain Guitar strikes a chord

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Music has embraced Ed Heisler’s life. A Marine City, Michigan, native, Heisler traveled south to the Detroit area to perform in clubs throughout his teens and early 20s. He stepped away from music to start a family and, after six years with Chrysler, packed up and moved his family to the Valley. “I started playing seriously when I moved out here,” Heisler says about the relocat ...

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