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‘We Can’t Forget’: Amped Coffee Co. pledges to remember 9/11 with memorial

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Keith and Janine Walashek remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks vividly. They recall exactly where they were, and the pain and fear that overcame their bodies. So when Keith heard that at one...

‘It Will Burst into Bloom’: Poppies Flower Shop blossoms with boutique flowers

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Natalie Gilliland has always loved flowers because of their beauty and the creative ways in which she can arrange them. After she and her husband, Michael, retired from their commercial landscaping business, the...

The Art of the Deal: J&B Furniture Consignment is perfect for new homeowners

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Barbara Willis never imagined she would open a consignment store. But when she heard an Anthem shop was available, she took the opportunity. In 2012, she opened J&B Furniture Consignment, which is filled...

Staying Safe: Pita Jungle takes extra precautions to keep its staff and guests healthy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Pita Jungle is taking its staff’s health seriously. Restaurant co-founder Bassel Osmani and his partners hired Company Nurse, a triage and reporting service for workplace injuries, to further protect their employees, customers and...

Stories Worth Telling: Local mosaic artist Jen Jamē shares her thoughts through tiles

By Samantha Molina The mosaic art medium is a laborious and expensive one, says artist Jen Jamē. But the feeling she gets knowing her artwork will be a part of someone’s life makes it all...

Authentic Italian: Pizzicata treats everyone like family

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Pizzicata owner Federico Venturini considers his guests and employees family at his Carefree Italian restaurant. Guests impart stories of visits to Italy, from which Venturini hails. In turn, Venturini shares authentic dishes like...

Stumbling Onto Creativity: Jared & The Mill release playful single ‘Eliza’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jared Kolesar has found songs in the best and worst of times. For Jared & The Mill’s new single, “Eliza,” it was definitely the worst of times. He wrote the song in Nashville...

Squeeze Play: Breakfast spot raising funds for special needs pups

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The breakfast and lunch spot Morning Squeeze is spending August raising funds for the Be Like Josh Foundation, a local nonprofit that raises awareness about special needs animals. For every dog biscuit order...

A New Outlook: Tortilla Flat’s new ‘caretakers’ are looking to freshen it up

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Katie Ellering, one of Tortilla Flat’s new owners, isn’t about modernizing the remnant of the Old West town. She and her fiancé/operations director, Chris Field, just want to bring a fresh look to...

Wine a Little: Sisters share their love of vino through their blog and events

By Annika Tomlin Shayla Smith and her sister, Shaunna Cooper, share a passion for wine. The siblings wanted to tell the world about their love of vino, so they created Wine Spencer, a contemporary wine brand...

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