Articles by Mala Blomquist


The Paper Place: Sisters in Stationery

In 1978, gasoline was 70¢ a gallon, a postage stamp was 13¢ and Scottsdale Fashion Square was a three-story open-air structure. That’s also the year that Judy Silver and her daughter, Nancy, opened The Paper Place on Marshall Way in Scottsdale. “Mom was a tennis player and housewife…I think she was tired of being a…


Parkinson’s PWR!Moves at the JCC

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale has always offered exercise classes, but people might not know that they also offer a special program for those battling Parkinson’s disease. PWR!Moves and PWR!Circuit were introduced at the JCC in January 2016 by Lynn Staub, a certified personal trainer. PWR stands for Parkinson’s Wellness…


Tommy Koenig: Connecting with Valley Baby Boomers

A hilarious one-man show is coming to the Herberger Theater Center in February. “Baby Boomer Baby,” written by and starring Tommy Koenig, will run from Feb. 2 through Feb. 26. The show originally started as a fluke in 2011 during a vacation in Mexico, where Tommy was entertaining “expats and hippies” with his 20-plus characterizations…

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