Nature’s Building Blocks: Vitality’s Best multinutrient collagen products offer numerous health benefits

By Kamala Kirk Prior to moving to Arizona, Jennifer Keely would fly in from Chicago every year to attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open for her birthday. While staying at a hotel in 2020, a commercial came on that caught her attention — and ultimately changed her life. “At the time I was living in Chicago, and we would come out to Arizona to get some sunshine,” Keely says. “I was watching this ad featuri ...

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No Wok in the Park: YC’s defies challenges to open new store

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The pandemic was tough for restaurants, and Geoff Stanisic can attest to that. The owner of build-your-own stir-fry concept YC’s Mongolian Grill says he is grateful that the industry has returned to some semblance of normalcy. “We’re just very grateful,” Stanisic says. “A lot of establishments didn’t make it out of COVID. We had some minor setbacks, but we circled the wagons an ...

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Problem Solved: Help with Lowe’s extended protection plan

By Christopher Elliott Joy Wills’ dishwasher doesn’t work. Her extended protection plan purchased through Lowe’s isn’t working either. It’s been six months — will she ever get a working appliance? Question: I’m having difficulty getting Lowe’s to honor the extended protection plan that we purchased on our GE dishwasher. I can’t get any power to the appliance. Despite numerous visits by technicians, checking ...

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Extraordinary Rides: Audi A3 Sport Sedan allows for comfort

By C.A. Haire Audi offered to send us an A3 sport sedan to try for a week, so why say no? The base price is reasonable, with a tab of $35,000. But loaded up with all the optional goodies, it soars to a hefty $45,000. Either way, there is a drive control button that allows for comfort, dynamic, auto or individual modes of operation. The A3 has other controls that are a bit unusual. First is the transmission ...

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Sprays for Strays: Nonprofit helps stray dogs through sunless tans

By Summer Aguirre Veronique Munro aims to end dog homelessness one spray tan at a time. Munro — the founder and CEO of the sunless tanning company Infinity Sun — combined her business and passion for dogs and created her charity organization, Sprays for Strays. Having recently relocated to Scottsdale from Los Angeles, the nonprofit fundraises through the sunless tanning industry to benefit dog rescue progra ...

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Kicking Off Event Season: Car auction is the place to see and be seen

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, hosts its annual flagship auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale each January, serving as the gateway to the Valley's event season. This year — like years past — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Jackson expects another incredible event with an enviable No Reserve collector car docket and a host of activities fo ...

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Merry and Bright: Valley glows with holiday lights this season

By Summer Aguirre With the holiday season comes many festive, colorful lights, and the Valley isn’t lacking any shine this year. From Waddell to Gilbert, families all over Maricopa County can enjoy millions of lights glimmering on displays of snowmen, candy canes, reindeer and Christmas trees. Be sure to put on warm scarves and gloves for these wintery adventures. Arizona Lights in the Night To kick off the ...

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‘Life Had Other Plans’: Jennifer Boonlorn encourages others to listen to their soul

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jennifer Paige Boonlorn and her family were traveling home from Tucson when her mother turned around and said, “Where do you want to go?” She didn’t finish her question because, moments later, her father’s tire blew and the SUV rolled, killing her parents. The crash near Chandler was May 21, 2000, right before Boonlorn’s senior year at ASU. “At the time, I thought law school wo ...

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Inspired. Inclusive. Innovative.: Center’s Women IN Philanthropy event is a success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Nearly 150 women gathered at a private home in Paradise Valley on October 26 for the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix’s (CJP) Power of the Purse, an initiative of the organization’s Women IN Philanthropy. Chaired by Leah Bold Mondlick, this was the committee’s first in-person event post-pandemic and was a chance to highlight the CJP’s mission to energize and su ...

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Nature’s Building Blocks: Vitality’s Best multinutrient collagen products offer numerous health benefits

By Kamala Kirk Prior to moving to Arizona, Jennifer Keely would fly in from Chicago every year to attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open for her birthday. While staying at a hotel in 2020, a commercial came on that caught her attention — and ultimately changed her life. “At the time I was living in Chicago, and we would come out to Arizona to get some sunshine,” Keely says. “I was watching this ad featuri ...

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Extraordinary Rides: Mercedes Benz C-300 Turbo Sedan is ‘a very nice ride’

By C.A. Haire With a starting price of $43,000, the C-300 sedan allows consumers to enter the world of Mercedes ownership without breaking the bank. Naturally, there are always options to bump the tab. Our vehicle added illuminated door panels, SiriusXM radio, upgraded cabin lights, navigation, phone charger, upgraded stereo and wide-view camera unit. This brought the total to an even $49,000. For this mone ...

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Trimble’s Tales: The story of the Babocomari Ranch

By Marshall Trimble From 1821 until the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, the Mexican government sold and awarded granted land under Mexico’s 1824 Law of Colonization. It called for a three-year abandonment clause and the new owners were expected to mark the boundaries with monuments. The abandonment clause meant if the grantee abandoned the land for three years, he could lose it. Dona Eulalia Elias de Gonzales and ...

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Fall Events Preview: Festivals, haunted tours and more to hit the Valley

By Laura Latzko With the weather getting cooler, it is a perfect time to start getting out to enjoy outdoor festivities and make special memories with friends and family members. Here are some fall festivals, Halloween events and haunted houses happening in the area. Howl-o-ween Fall Festival Exceptional Pets Cave Creek, a veterinary, day camp, boarding and dog training facility, is partnering with the 98KU ...

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Abandoning Her Fears: Carlotta Montanari heals horses and herself

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Carlotta Montanari was a successful actress and TV host in the United States and Italy when, in 2019, she had an epiphany during a commercial shoot. She wanted to work with horses. That year, in Los Angeles, she founded Four Legs on Set, a company that rents high-quality steeds for film productions, private photo shoots, portfolio building, print ads, commercials, music videos ...

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Gotta Have Art: Hidden in the Hills returns to the North Valley

By Sue Kern-Fleischer Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour, Hidden in the Hills, is returning to the North Valley Fridays November 18 and November 26, Saturdays November 19 and November 26, and Sundays November 20 and November 27. Coordinated by the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, this year’s free, self-guided tour features 174 artists at 47 private studios throughout the scenic Desert Fo ...

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