Articles by Mala Blomquist


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Israeli holiday events this May

Groups around the state are planning events to observe two Israeli holidays this month. Yom Hazikaron (Iyar 4/May 8, 2019) is Israel’s day of remembrance for the men and women, boys and girls who lost their lives to war or terrorism. Yom Ha’atzmaut (Iyar 5/May 9, 2019) is the national independence day of Israel. It…

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Everybody in the pool!

Photo: Big Surf in Tempe will be celebrating its 50th season this year. When the temperatures hit the triple digit mark for days (and weeks!) on end, there is no better place to be than in the water. No pool? No problem! There are many ways to get you and the kids out of the…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Photo: Center of the Sun Necklace by artist Britta Ambauen. Moms may be some of the hardest people on the planet to buy for. If you ask them what they want for Mother’s Day, their response will usually be, “just your love.” If you are looking for something to complement the love (or flowers) you…

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15 things you always wanted to know about matzah

Photo by Sophie GordonFLASH90 Matzah is an unleavened flatbread that takes center stage in the Passover diet. According to tradition, it is forbidden to eat chametz – leavened breads, cookies or cakes – during the Passover holiday and thus matzah, an unleavened flatbread, is eaten instead. According to the Torah, the Israelites were in such…

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Weekend events for April 5-7

Photo: OdySea Aquarium is hosting a special event for families impacted by autism.   Free jazz in Chandler Chandler Jazz Festival (Fri-Sat April 5-6). Performances start at 5 pm. Free. Jazz performances. Galleries, restaurants and shops open during festival. Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler. chandleaz.gov.   Special event at OdySea Autism…

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6 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

What’s old is new again is undoubtedly true for some of these fashion trends for 2019. Cycling Shorts Influencers and celebrities are wearing bike shorts across Instagram, so this trend is here to stay for a while. There are many ways to wear these athleisure pieces aside from their original intention. They can be paired…

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Do you know about NAWBO?

Pictured above: Ronit Urman The National Association of Women Business Owners was founded in 1975 and is the unified voice of more than 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries, and with chapters across the country. The organization started…

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