Articles by Mala Blomquist


Fireworks & Fun 2021

Photo courtesy Schnepf Farms. AROUND THE VALLEY   4th of July Celebration (Sun. July 4). Fireworks at 8:30 pm; event runs 6-8:30 pm. Free; fee for some activities. Live entertainment, events, swimming (Superstition Shadows Aquatics Center) and fireworks. AJHS Track and Field, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction. 480-983-2181 or All-American Festival (Sun. July…


Roz Monahan makes her movie debut

Roz Monahan is no stranger to the stage. She grew up taking dancing lessons and then went on to work on Broadway in several shows. “I don’t want to be specific with names, but I was in several shows – some were successful, many were not,” she says. She danced in the “most famous chorus…


Tucson’s Chabad on River vandalized

Photo: Rabbi Rami Bigelman and Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin speak with the media at Chabad on River in Tucson on June 8. On Monday morning, June 7, as Chabad on River Center’s Director, Rabbi Rami Bigelman, arrived to teach a Torah class, he found a swastika painted on the classroom door with a racial slur. He…


Beth Meyer: Leading the charge for change in Arizona

Leading for Change has been shaping the progressive leadership in Arizona since 2013. Through their leadership training programs and collaborations with diverse community leaders and social justice organizations, they are creating a pipeline of civic leaders prepared to reshape Arizona for the betterment of its people – children, youth and adults alike. At the helm…


STEELPORT is forging a new path in cutlery

Photo: Eytan Zias, co-founder and bladesmith for STEELPORT Knife Co.; the STEELPORT 8-inch chef knife. PHOTO COURTESY AUBRIE LEGAULT STEELPORT Knife Co. is a new cutlery brand handcrafted in Portland with aspirations of becoming America’s kitchen knife company. Everything that goes into the product – from the raw steel to the wooden handle – is…

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