Daily Archives: April 25, 2016

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Necessity led this mother to invent Bumkins

When Jakki Liberman was pregnant with her third child, she had a dilemma. Her daughter, Marlee, had sensitive skin and disposable diapers had just started being manufactured with a “stay-dry” waist shield. The problem was, wherever the stay-dry waist shield touched Marlee’s skin, she broke out in a terrible rash. Jakki’s pediatrician suggested that she…

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Biz Ins & Outs

ABRAHAM NAMED TO ARIZONA TOP 100 The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo is pleased to announce that shareholder Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been named among the 2016 “Top 100 Lawyers” in the state by Arizona Business Magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The magazine recognizes attorneys who are well-known for their legal knowledge, experience…

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Taste of Arizona: Tiny downtown diner has huge character

The Welcome Diner $$ 924 E Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ  85006 602-495-1111 welcomediner.net Downtown Phoenix revelers and late night munchie/nightcap people are going to love me for this.  Hugging the edge of Roosevelt Row, a fabulously renovated arts, restaurant and downtown shopping district, sits an authentic 1940s mobile diner (wheels off and permanently installed) serving…

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Chef’s Corner: A Mother’s Gift

I’m a mother of four wonderful and amazing children: Aviva, Benzi, Gavi and Yasi. A breast cancer survivor of 10 years this month (baruch HaShem), I see my life and all that has come to us since, as a real gift. My Aviva was six months old when I was diagnosed, and after beating the…

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Cheri’s Kosher cactus confections

Local, natural, organic … and now kosher! What started as a hobby in Cheri Romanoski’s kitchen over 30 years ago has bloomed into a bustling business. Today, her team is just as busy as the bees that pollinate the prickly pear and produce honey for Cheri’s Desert Harvest. Born in Tucson, Cheri grew up with…

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Pulp Fiction

When we think about Hebrew literature, we don’t usually conjure up images of romance novels, detective serials or Westerns. But starting in the Yishuv of the 1930s, these pop culture staples were extremely popular, even as they were shunned by the intellectual establishment. A glimpse into the IsraPulp collection at Arizona State University Libraries offers…

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Bad Jews at Temple of Music and Art

Arizona Onstage Productions presents “Bad Jews,” a play by Joshua Harmon that asks questions about what you choose to believe when you’re chosen. “Bad Jews” tells the story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a self-proclaimed “Real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend. Her cousin Liam brings home his non-Jewish girlfriend, Melody, and declares ownership of their deceased grandfather’s chai necklace,…

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From the ground up

Scott More knows floors. After 40 years in the flooring industry, that’s no surprise. He’s seen trends come and go, and new technologies and materials move the trade ahead. But one thing has remained consistent – well, grown, actually – his passion for the business. Growing up in Chicago, Scott learned the business from the…

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Water from a plant’s perspective

April provided us with some real surprises, especially that unseasonably cold and wet weather early in the month. Palo verde blossoms are now carpeting the ground, wildflowers are fading, but new leaves and flowers are bursting forth all around us. It will not be long before 100-degree days are beating down on us. So getting…

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