Author Archives: Kelly Church

About Kelly Church

Kelly is a journalism and English secondary education student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. She grew up in Oak Park, CA, a small community just north of Los Angeles. She loves to read and write and hopes to get hired at a magazine publication after college. Kelly loves to write about people who better the lives of other individuals and communities. "There are powerful stories everywhere just waiting to be written about, and I can't wait to write about them!"

Ford Introduces Environmentally Sustainable 2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion, Photo: Kelly Church
August 20, 2012 by in Events | Lifestyle

Ford Motor Company is revamping its 2013 Ford Fusion model to be as environmentally friendly as possible, utilizing natural materials that will hopefully provide a cheaper, more efficient and comfortable ride. The 2013 Ford Fusion will be made of more sustainable materials, including soy beans, denim and plastic bottles, and more than 85 percent of… Read More →

Fall Season Makeup Trends, Tips From Mozaik Skin & Body

Fall Season Makeup Trends by Mozaik Skin & Body
August 10, 2012 by in Cool Products | Style

We spoke with Natalie Stabb of Mozaik Skin & Body in Scottsdale, who filled us in on the fall season makeup trends. Over the past six years, the cosmetics world has seen the return and demise of neutral tones, lipsticks, pastels, cat eyes, matte foundation, smokey greys, blush and colored eye shadows. Coincidentally, Natalie Stabb… Read More →

YouFit Health Clubs Take A New Approach To Fitness

YouFit in Scottsdale, Photo: YouFit Health Clubs
August 9, 2012 by in Shape

Upon walking into the newly opened YouFit Health Club in Scottsdale, I was taken back. All it took was for me to open the door to know this place was unlike any other gym I had ever been in. With a bright green and purple color scheme, the gym seems ideal for people, like me,… Read More →

How To Create A Monsoon-Proof Hairstyle

Creating a Monsoon-Proof Hairstyle, Photos: Kelly Church
August 6, 2012 by in Cool Products | Style

Monsoon season really has a way of wrecking the hard work us ladies put into our hair every morning. All the extra moisture in the air creates a frizzy, dry, unmanageable and unacceptable look that no woman wants to rock throughout her day and night. The humidity causes the hair strands to expand and lose… Read More →

Overture Judith Leiber Handbag Collection For The "Self-Expressive, Urban Girl"

Overture Judith Leiber
August 3, 2012 by in Cool Products | Style

Judith Leiber, an iconic brand in the world of fashion for luxury handbags, is launching its first contemporary handbag collection in August. The new collection will be titled Overture Judith Leiber and will offer a more affordable line of handbags to the market. Leiber originally used the term “overture” in the 1980s to describe the… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum’s pARTy Black-Tie Fundraiser To Dazzle, Delight

The pARTy, Phoenix Art Museum
July 20, 2012 by in Events

The Phoenix Art Museum will be hosting its 7th annual, black-tie fundraising event this November with the pARTy, aptly named for celebrating the art housed in the Museum as well as the lively feel for which the occasion strives. Initially an event to celebrate the Museum’s grand opening after the completion of a multi-year construction… Read More →

The Tilted Kilt Continues To Grow, Expand To 100 Locations

Tilted Kilt
July 10, 2012 by in Small Biz

The Tilted Kilt is bringing growth and uniqueness to restaurant franchising. What features an average of 35 50” flat screen televisions, women serving beer in minimal Celtic garb and thrives on being a little skewed? The Tilted Kilt, of course. And, the chain has been labeled one of the fastest growing in the nation. That… Read More →

Anne Rita Monahan Foundation's Tea For Teal Event To Raise Money For Ovarian Cancer Research

Anne Rita Monahan Foundation
July 5, 2012 by in Events | Prevention

The Anne Rita Monahan Foundation’s 4th annual Tea For Teal event will raise money for ovarian cancer research. The American Cancer Society projects that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Statistically, 15,500 of them will die. The Anne Rita Monahan (ARM) Foundation wants to change those numbers. The foundation is run… Read More →

Synchronized Swimming Makes Waves At The Saguaro, Scottsdale Synchro

The Saguaro Synchronized Swimmers
July 3, 2012 by in Events | Profiles | Shape

As an almost century-old sport, synchronized swimming didn’t appear on the radar until the 1984 Olympic Games. The sport was eased into the athletic world with various recognitions until the Olympics made it a commonly known activity. Head coach at Scottsdale Synchro for the upcoming season, Jill Parr, says that although synchronized swimming has come… Read More →

Arizona Builders' Alliance Stepping Up To The Plate This Summer

Arizona Builders - Cell Phone Collection

There has been quite a bit of good news coming out the Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) office this summer. The ABA was recently awarded the AGC in the Community Award by Associated General Contractors of America. The award was given to the ABA for its outstanding community service projects in Tucson and Phoenix in 2011.… Read More →

I-17: The Worst Place To Be Stuck In Traffic

I-17 Traffic
June 13, 2012 by in Play

I headed up to Flagstaff Friday evening in attempt to escape the heat and regain my sanity. The two are not mutually exclusive. Also, my roommate was moving out. Insert cynical comment here. The weekend went beautifully; a comfortable mid-70 degrees at the day’s high point. Saturday and Sunday morning were perfect for sitting in… Read More →

Dress For Success Phoenix Aims To Break The Cycle Of Poverty

Dress for Success, Phoenix
June 12, 2012 by in Small Biz

With an open, vibrant space, the Dress for Success boutique in Phoenix doesn’t look like a typical second-hand clothing store. And it isn’t. First launched in 1996, Dress for Success now has 115 affiliates all over the world, providing professional attire to economically disadvantaged women. In addition, Dress for Success continues to work with these… Read More →

Youth Soccer Tournament To Add $10M To Valley Economy

youth soccer championships
June 2, 2012 by in Economy | Sports

What has almost 500 legs and is worth $10 million? Would you believe a youth soccer tournament in the middle of June? Tournament officials estimate an economic impact of more than $10 million to the Valley when the top 248 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams from Region IV compete in the West Championships… Read More →

Carl Horne's In2One Offers A Holistic Approach To Fitness

In2One
June 1, 2012 by in Shape

Former NBA training coach, Carl Horne, has taken a refreshing approach to fitness through In2One, his Holistic Wellness Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. After years of dance and martial arts training, working as a rehabilitation coach for professional athletes and a background in nutrition, Horne has taken his knack for healthy living to the public. The… Read More →

Things To Do In Arizona: Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon
May 24, 2012 by in Play

Walnut Canyon National Monument is one of Flagstaff’s greatest locations. A little less than eight miles east of Flagstaff, Walnut Canyon features several family-friendly hikes unique to the history of the area. The Monument’s Visitor Center houses geographical and historical information about the region. Even after hiking through the area a few times, you never… Read More →