Articles by Mala Blomquist


Weekend events for Feb. 21-23

Photo: Meet real conservation scientists from the Phoenix Zoo at Conservation Science Night  Last weekend for the horse show Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo (through Feb. 23). $10 & up, ages 12 & under free; Fri Feb. 21 Family Fun Night free evening admission to all. Times vary. Competitions, educational seminars, vendors and…


Wedding dress trends for the new decade

New decades always bring new fashion trends, and wedding dresses are no exception. Bridal Fashion Week happened in New York in October 2019, and those designs are emerging from the runway for those brides planning a 2020 wedding. There are six fundamental wedding gown style silhouettes: empire, A-line, ball gown, trumpet, sheath and mermaid. But…


Chocolate Fondue

There may be no dessert that says, “I love you” more than chocolate fondue. Fondue is versatile enough to be a romantic dessert for two or a fun time for the whole family. The best part is that you get to linger, talk and genuinely enjoy the food and the people around you. If you…


“Holocaust by Bullets” comes to the Valley

The Phoenix Holocaust Association, in coordination with other organizations, is bringing “Holocaust by Bullets” to the Valley from Jan. 26 through April 27. “HBB” showcases the work of Yahad-In Unum (translation: together as one), a non-governmental organization based in Paris and its founder, Father Patrick Desbois. Father Desbois, a French Roman Catholic priest, founded YIU…


The Phoenix Holocaust Association brings survivors and students together

Photo: Holocaust survivor Charlotte Adelman speaking to students at Peoria Accelerated High School. Photo by Tony Fusco In 2018, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany commissioned Schoen Consulting to conduct a comprehensive national study of Holocaust knowledge and awareness in the United States. The results from 1,350 interviews with American adults age18 and…

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