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Odd Jobs

A Real Trailblazer

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Whenever someone learns that Matt Woodson builds trails for a living, they usually ask him if he’s heard of Camelback Mountain, one of the busiest [...] Keep Reading »

Events

“Phantom”

“Phantom”

Tony Award-winning authors Kopit and Yeston have created a theatrical offering that has enraptured audiences across the country. 

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Odd Jobs

A Real Trailblazer

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Whenever someone learns that Matt Woodson builds trails for a living, they usually ask him if he’s heard of Camelback Mountain, one of the busiest hikes in the country. “I go, ‘Oh yeah, we built that,’” says Woodson, founder of Cave Creek-based Okanogan Trail Construction. Last year, Woodson renovated the Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback [...] Keep Reading »

What's Cookin'

Italian Crème Cake

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I love this recipe. Love, love, love it. Elaine Nall’s Italian Crème Cake is just plain crazy out-of-this-world delicious. Period. I got my hands on it a few years ago, and it’s always on my short list of favorite desserts. The recipe was given to Elaine, a longtime Scottsdale educator, more than 40 years ago, [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Getting in on the Act

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As the lead singer-guitarist of the Tom Petty tribute act Breakdown, Scott Blackwell admits to leaving a few fans heartbroken. After performing as part of the players’ parade at Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District during the Super Bowl XLII festivities in 2008, Blackwell was approached by an overzealous Petty fan. “‘Man, you’re great,’” the man gushed. [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

The Fast and the Facebooked

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It’s a slow night at the Big Kmart parking lot on 67th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale. Normally at this hour on a Saturday night, on the sprawling square of asphalt shared between the Kmart, Chuck E. Cheese and the Mixteca restaurant, the action is hopping. Local car clubs show up to show off [...] Keep Reading »

Odd Jobs

Building a Career, Brick by Brick

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Robbie McCarthy’s father doesn’t think his son has worked a day in his life. As a master model builder at Legoland in California, the Arizona State University graduate can’t really argue. “Maybe that’s true, depending on what you consider ‘work,’” says McCarthy, a former music teacher at Bogle Junior High School in Chandler. For him, [...] Keep Reading »

What's Cookin'

Southwestern Grilled Corn and Chili Salad

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You probably wouldn’t recognize my kitchen table on Sunday mornings. It’s pretty fun to look at, though. Old recipe boxes are stacked on top of each other. Mounds of heritage recipes that I’ve researched, collected and categorized fill the tabletop from corner to corner. Then the organizing begins. The pile that’s always the highest is [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Generation Text

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Derek Neighbors works around young techies every day. As the co-founder of Gangplank, a collaborative workspace in Chandler and incubator for several small software startups, Neighbors is used to looking out over a sea of software engineers, mobile developers and a whole lot of geeky laptop stickers. But sometimes even Neighbors gets schooled in the [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Kids on YouTube

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The website YouTube has been around for almost 10 years, and while it might be a go-to for music and videos of kittens, a whole wide world is teeming beneath the surface, with a unique culture and online celebrities who are so popular, we might as well just call them celebrities. And many of these [...] Keep Reading »