Category: Features

Word of the Month: Sniglet

David Zapatka Thirteen months ago, we went off the beaten path of dictionary words when reader Debbie M. wrote, “Hello, I enjoy your column and want to offer a suggestion. ‘Orbisculate’ is a word not yet in the dictionary. I think we should help the young people who are trying to get this word into…

Preparing Tin Foil Dinners with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Preparing a tin foil dinner is simple, delicious, and fun—whether you are venturing out in the great outdoors or staying home and using your barbecue or your oven. Here are a few tips and recipes for making tasty tin foil dinners your family will love. Useful Tips * Use heavy duty tin foil…

U.S. Military History: The Star-Spangled Banner

Ross Dunfee At the outset of the 19th century, Great Britain was locked in a long and bitter conflict with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. Both France and Great Britain attempted to block the United States from trading with the other, and restrict the USA from westward expansion. Beginning in 1812, Napoleon began to encounter the first…

Summer Safety Tips—Working Out with Your Dog

Exercising with your dog is a great way to strengthen your bond and to get some cardiovascular in at the same time. While canine/human workouts/exercising can be fun, they can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken, especially during the summer months in Arizona. The following tips will help to ensure that…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Most homeowners undergo home remodeling for their own enjoyment, personalization, and facilitating their lifestyle. The good news is the investment of beautiful design and quality construction can be considered offset by an increase in the home’s resale value. Zonda Media has published the 35th annual Cost vs. Value Report for 2022 on 22…

Trips and Tours

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or [email protected] Utah Mighty 5 from Las Vegas Departs first Sunday monthly Price: $1,850 pp/double; $2,099 pp/single Airfare is additional. Broadway in the Desert Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Aug. 22-25, 2022 Price: $825 pp/double; $975 pp/single Flagstaff Culture +…

News from the Sky: Phoenix Sky Harbor Debuts New Concourse

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Visitors to the new Terminal 4 Eighth Concourse will be charmed with spectacular views, an array of national and local businesses, and state-of-the art technology, like windows with electrochromic glazing that automatically adjust tint levels based on the sun’s location. The new concourse at Terminal 4 is a $310 million,…

In Passing

Robert (Bob) Harper Robert Edwin Harper was born May 23, 1946, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, the first son of Edwin W. Harper of Piedmont, Calif., and Mabel Whitehead of Dean Bridge, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England. In being named Robert, he continued the Irish Harper family tradition of naming the first son Robert, which had been the…