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Patricia Brusha lost her 28-year-old daughter, Courtney Michaels, to alcoholism in June 2019, when she died of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. When her funeral came around, in lieu of flowers, she asked guests to bring purses, which would be donated to people coming out of rehab. 

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Kim Prince always believed marijuana didn’t deserve the bad reputation it held in society. She saw the potential of working in an industry that was in its infancy. 

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The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce continued the 17-year tradition of honoring outstanding local businesses and business leaders with its awards ceremony on December 12. 

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ofrenda Cave Creek to town on December 3. The chamber conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the Latin-inspired restaurant’s opening. Ofrenda combines traditional cooking methods, authentic ingredients and elegant presentation to …

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Coldwell Banker Realty offices in the North Valley have added affiliate agents to their staff. 

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Patricia Brusha lost her 28-year-old daughter, Courtney Michaels, to alcoholism in June 2019, when she died of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. When her funeral came around, in lieu of flowers, she asked guests to bring purses, which would be donated to people coming out of rehab. 

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Kim Prince always believed marijuana didn’t deserve the bad reputation it held in society. She saw the potential of working in an industry that was in its infancy. 

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The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce continued the 17-year tradition of honoring outstanding local businesses and business leaders with its awards ceremony on December 12. 

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ofrenda Cave Creek to town on December 3. The chamber conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the Latin-inspired restaurant’s opening. Ofrenda combines traditional cooking methods, authentic ingredients and elegant presentation to …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on the restaurant industry, especially local mom-and-pop restaurants in Cave Creek and Carefree. These local restaurants have needed to adapt to change to be able to survive. Two local restaurants, Giordano’s Trattoria Romana and Harold’s Cave Creek Corral…

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Mich Bayley and Brett Cordes, the men behind Pet Supplies Plus at Lone Mountain and North Scottsdale roads, have opened an additional store in Moon Valley.

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Angie Gary manages the new Bob’s Discount Furniture at Desert Ridge Marketplace and couldn’t be happier. 

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Hospice of the Valley has received a prestigious national certification for its long history of providing culturally sensitive care to Jewish families in our community. The National Institute for Jewish Hospice commended the not-for-profit agency for educating staff about Jewish culture, val…

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Since Levi Conlow and Robby Deziel founded Lectric eBikes in May 2019, the 24-year-olds have taken the electric bike market by storm. 

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Desert Foothills Community residents who would like to be involved in their community are welcome to apply for the first Desert Foothills Leadership Academy.

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Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, substance abuse and dependency on prescription medications. In Tempe and Deer Valley, Recovia offers a variety of recovery programs and professional support to contribute to the long-term success of those who are suffering from addiction, pain …

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Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, sold Liv North Valley, a 385-unit luxury multifamily asset in Phoenix, for $90 million. 

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Deborah Hartwick, Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc.’s Anthem branch sales manager, recommends checking out the benefits available for many homeowners—even those who funded their mortgage a year ago. 

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If you’ve recently become a widow or widower, you’re obviously dealing with an enormous emotional burden, and coping with your grief can seem like a full-time struggle. Unfortunately, the business of life must go on—and the financial moves you make at this time can have a big impact on your life.

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HonorHealth and FastMed Urgent Care have formed a joint venture to operate all 30 of FastMed’s clinics in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. These clinics provide urgent care and occupational health services, in person and via telemedicine, and will be clinically integrated with HonorHealth’s fiv…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled the country’s employment picture for months and will likely continue to do so for a while. However, the nature and terminology of this disruption varies greatly among individuals—some have seen their jobs disappear, others have been “furloughed” and still …

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Barbara Willis never imagined she would open a consignment store. But when she heard an Anthem shop was available, she took the opportunity.

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused an unexpected surge in game and puzzle sales among those quarantining with family.

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Labor Day is almost here. Of course, this year, the holiday may have a different impact, given the employment-related stress and disruptions stemming from the coronavirus. Yet, it’s good to recognize the value of work and its importance in achieving your life’s goals. But if you’re going to …

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Stuart Gee has literally spent his life in the restaurant business.

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Since becoming a licensed real estate agent in 1999, Cave Creek resident Renee Tulliani has seen a lot of changes in the market and reinvented herself over the course of her career.

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Hunting scorpions after sunset, firing machine guns off of ATVs, and off-roading at the base of the Bradshaw Mountains with Tomcars are a few of the adventures guests can experience through Desert Wolf Tours.

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Chas Roberts—a local family-owned A/C, heating and plumbing provider—is donating two new A/C systems, including installation, to two lucky winners as part of its 11th annual Cool Play Giveaway. Nominations are now being accepted online through August 15.

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, virtually all of us have considered health-related issues. But for people facing a serious, chronic illness, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes or cancer, health concerns are an everyday matter. If you’re fortunate, you may never b…

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Pizzicata owner Federico Venturini considers his guests and employees family at his Carefree Italian restaurant.

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A common complaint Larry Foppe has heard from locals in Carefree is that a laidback gathering place was missing—the key word now being “was.”

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When Bardha Toska lived in Albania, she lacked the nutrition she needed as well as shoes. Her life changed, however, when she won the citizenship lottery and moved to the United States for a better life.

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Anthem-based North Valley Custom Hauling is about more than taking bulk items from customers’ homes. Dustin Holm and his staff are looking out for the beauty of the North Valley and its environment.

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Mario Rana has high hopes about his new modern Italian restaurant/wine bar, Osteria Mia, in Norterra. But first, he and his wife, Kayla, had to survive the turbulent early 2020.

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It’s no question that the pandemic has presented many people, businesses and organizations with major setbacks. The financial struggle was evident for Desert Foothills Land Trust, a Cave Creek-based nonprofit that relies solely on donations.