Author Archives: Rochell VanDeurzen


23rd Annual Hoop Dance Contest Showcases Diverse Skills from Dozens of Cultures

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February 19, 2013 by in Events

Hundreds of spectators gathered at the Heard Museum in Phoenix to watch the 23rd Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. The contestants represented dozens of tribes from around the U.S. and Canada, bringing with them their own unique styles of costume and dance. Preliminary rounds were held on Saturday for each of the… Read More →

Do Something Different for Valentine’s Day

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February 5, 2013 by in Date Night

As Valentine’s Day rolls around again, many couples will find themselves in the same old flowers-and-dinner routine. There are many places around the Valley that offer something a little different this year, whether for first dates or long-married couples. Here are some to think about: 1. Romance in the Garden: On Feb. 16, the Desert… Read More →

Do Something Different for Valentine’s Day

strawberries
February 5, 2013 by in Eat | Play

As Valentine’s Day rolls around again, many couples will find themselves in the same old flowers-and-dinner routine. There are many places around the Valley that offer something a little different this year, whether for first dates or long-married couples. Here are some to think about: 1. Romance in the Garden: On Feb. 16, the Desert… Read More →

Derrick Hall talks business strategy

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January 30, 2013 by in Featured | Sports

Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, talked about change and growth recently at W. P. Carey’s Economics Club of Phoenix luncheon at the Camelback Golf Club. The Club meets monthly to hear from CEOs and prominent businessmen regarding job growth, finance and management. This business-networking mecca is an excellent place to get… Read More →

Review: Gluten Free Creations

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January 30, 2013 by in Dining | Featured

For those of us who have been ostracized from the underappreciated world of bagels, pizza, cookies and toast, the thought of a gluten-free treat that doesn’t taste like particleboard makes us as giddy as kids. The ever-growing numbers of people suffering with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity are often deprived of comfort foods, party snacks,… Read More →

Review: Gluten Free Creations

pep scone
January 29, 2013 by in Eat

For those of us who have been ostracized from the underappreciated world of bagels, pizza, cookies and toast, the thought of a gluten-free treat that doesn’t taste like particleboard makes us as giddy as kids. The ever-growing numbers of people suffering with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity are often deprived of comfort foods, party snacks,… Read More →

Heal Winter Skin and Blend Your Own Organic Fragrance at Citrine

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Every arid Arizona winter, women battle with dry skin. Makeup won’t lay quite right on an uneven, tired face. A new beauty regimen can help enliven your look and make you feel more confident, especially at the start of a new year, but most makeup and beauty products are full of harmful petrolatum, artificial colors,… Read More →

At Market Street Kitchen, Chef Team Puts New Twists On Old Classics

Market Street Kitchen
January 21, 2013 by in Blogs

“James Beard winner” is a phrase every foodie loves to hear. We flock to places where these chefs have made their marks, and if they are teamed with other locally famous chefs, we are sold. Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch boasts just such a setup. Executive Chef Robert McGrath, the winner of a James… Read More →

Lowell Observatory’s 3-D Mars Exhibit Extended to Feb. 24

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January 14, 2013 by in Events | Play

Lowell Observatory’s Mars exhibit, “A New Perspective on Mars: The Red Planet in 3D,” began in October and was set to end January 13. As of October, more than two million people have viewed this powerful 3-D exhibit at the observatory, located in central Flagstaff on Mars Hill. So due to popular demand, the stunning… Read More →