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Good Brews and Happy Kiddos

I love good beer. I might even refer to myself as a beer snob. I certainly like to try local (and not so local) craft beers whenever I can. And actually going out for said beers, to enjoy in the ambiance of the brewery, is pretty sweet. But of course, I have kids and sometimes […]

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Keeping Cool in Flagstaff

This will be my ninth summer in Flagstaff. Before I moved here I knew basically nothing about it. The summer before we moved from the Midwest, I would insist to my husband that when we lived in Arizona, we’d have a pool. “Everyone in places like that have pools.” He encouraged me to read Flagstaff’s […]

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The Guide: May

Here’s our roundup of what’s happening this month: May 3rd–Chili’s Fundraiser May 3rd–MOPS Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser May 4th–First Friday Art Walk May 4th- Local First Fridays May 4th– 6th– Fancy Nancy: “The Musical” May 5th–Ladies’ Tea May 5th–Prenatal Yoga Workshop May 5th–Kentucky DERBY Fundraiser May 7th–Chipotle Fundraiser Night May 8th–Fratelli Pizza 10% Tuesday May 11th–Blood Drive […]

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Why Arizona Teachers Are Walking Out

Arizona teachers voted 78% in favor of walking out, why? Arizona ranks 49th in education funding. The walkout started on Thursday, April 26th, as demands for increased funding weren’t met. Here’s what you need to know about the walk out.  What is the problem?  Arizona has cut $8 Billion from school funding since 2008.  Consequently, […]

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Surviving Baseball Season in Flagstaff

Five years ago this April, I eagerly ushered my then 4-year-old onto a soft green field for his first year of T-ball. I donned a tank top, baseball cap, and flip-flops, and prepared to enjoy a blissful baseball season – soaking up the sun after a long winter while my son played his heart out […]

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The Guide: April

Here’s our roundup of what’s happening this month: April 3rd– Working, Breastfeeding and Pumping Class April 6th– First Friday ArtWalk at the Chamber April 6th– Flagstaff Health Fair April 7th– 16th Annual City of Flagstaff Recycled Art Exhibition April 7th– HomCo Home Improvement Show April 7th– 7th Annual NAU Department of Military Science 5K Run/Walk […]

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Spring Break Goals

I look forward to Spring Break every year. Why wouldn’t I? Spring is here! Spring symbolizes wonderful things such as new beginnings, a fresh start, and warmer weather. I feel a thawing in my bones. I’m ready to purge the house, tackle new projects, and sharpen my brain. Thus, what better way to kick off […]

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How Activism Changed My Life

I’ve always considered myself politically aware, engaged in the world around me. I think it’s just who I am – excessively inquisitive. I question everything (my husband thinks I ask too many questions, he’s so wrong by the way). I love research and reading and being informed of local, national and world news. But then […]

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The Guide: Moving to Flagstaff

This guide is sponsored by Nicole Cumbie - Realtor. We are grateful to her partnership for helping us provide this resource to families. So you're moving to Flagstaff and you don’t know where to go to ask all the important questions such as: What neighborhood should we live in? What are the school choices? What other [...]
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How to Enjoy a Snow Weekend in Flagstaff

Dress for Snow and Ice:  I once saw a woman walking around snowy downtown in snow pants and stilettos. I’m all for fashion as a means of self-expression, but if you aren’t wearing practical shoes you are going to be making some involuntary snow angels. Make sure you have shoes that can handle the ice, […]

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