A Survivor Speaks Out

My name is Francine. I am a fortunate survivor of domestic violence. The reason I say “fortunate” is because I feel there are three types of domestic violence victims. First, there is the woman that stays in the abusive environment. Second, the woman that is no longer here with us because she was killed by…


Biz Ins and Outs

VOSJCC hires Kim Subrin as managing director The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center has hired Kim Subrin as its managing director to provide guidance and support to J departments. Along with J President and CEO Stuart Wachs, Kim will provide the face of leadership for J members and the community. “Kim comes to…


A taste of Arizona: The Clever Koi

The Clever Koi $$$ 4236 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 thecleverkoi.com Friends have been urging me to try The Clever Koi for some time now. It always comes up in conversation about great food in Phoenix, so I had to overcome my fear of being crashed into by the light rail and get myself…


Young Athletes need this App

Ever since the 2010 Sports Illustrated cover story on concussions in the NFL, the subsequent suicides of Junior Seau, famed Pro Bowl linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, and other high profile players, the world has taken a serious look at the dangers of concussions, CTE and other sport-related brain injuries. Junior Seau’s autopsy revealed…


A Couple in their (design) Element

Story by Mala Blomquist Photos by Tal Peri Nestled in the north Scottsdale desert, in the Lone Mountain Vista neighborhood, resides a unique home. From the outside, it blends into its surroundings with exposed beams and traditional stucco finish. But the inside is the real treat. When you enter the home of Lisa and Larry…


Tiny plants equal BIG flavor

Photos courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors. Microgreens are a quick and easy way to add some flavor and crunch to your plate. Just plant seeds labeled for sprouting or microgreens in a shallow container filled with…


Leslie Freed: Keeping the Magic of Theater Alive

Her official title is development director of Arizona Theatre Company, but Leslie Freed is still an educator at heart. She loves introducing people to the behind-the-scenes world of the theater, where costumes are sewn, sets are built and magic happens. Throughout her career with museums and nonprofit organizations, her focus has been on sharing knowledge,…

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