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One-Stop Shop: Anthem Ace Hardware is more than a tool store

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Gary and Jessica Belfore see their Anthem Ace Hardware as more than a shop selling screws, bolts and tools. “We’re a heck of a lot more than that,” Gary says. Instead, the couple focuses...

‘Phat’ Success: Valley trio is on a roll with its scooters

By Annika Tomlin Peter Johnson and Beau Ralphs were at Dan Hawkins’ house admiring his new electric scooter when they urged him to take them for a ride.  “Within 15 minutes, we had been pulled over...

Electric Dreams: Lectric eBikes celebrates its first successful year

By Annika Tomlin Levi Conlow and Robby Deziel were passionate about biking. When electric bikes hit the market, they piqued their interest. “Robby was already a passionate cyclist,” Conlow says. “But then once he heard about...

The Neighborhood ‘Cheers’: PostNet provides comfort in these turbulent times

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski To Anthem residents, PostNet is more than the neighborhood business service center.  Sure, it’s a full-service print shop that offers photocopying, shipping, notary and mailbox services. However, the seven-year owners, Lanny and Linda...

Seeing ‘Red’: System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian expands cannabis empire to Arizona

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian doesn’t do things halfway. Chalk it up to the number 22. “The number 22 has been an ‘angel number’ for me,” Odadjian said. “It keeps me driven....

Modern, Chic and Two Posh Boutiques: Accomplished owner shares her experiences in retail

By Megan Child Keys jingle into the lock as Nicole Dougherty opens the doors to her beloved establishment early in the chilly, brisk morning. Ready to begin her busy day, she flips around the “closed”...

Button Up: Arizona State Button Society’s annual show returning to Avondale

By Sara Edwards The phrase “button up!” will have a different meaning this weekend in Avondale. Some people have memories of rummaging through their grandmother’s button tin or sewing box for stray materials. While some people...

Trusting Her Gut: Entrepreneur trades supplements for fermented foods

By Connor Dziawura Suzette Smith leads the way through her small office and pushes apart the vinyl strips hanging from the door frame into the next room. The building, which she recalls was previously a...

Spinning Art: ASU’s Isabela Olivares finds beauty in vinyl records

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Isabela Olivares admits she’s shy, but when she puts a paintbrush to canvas, she freely expresses her feelings.  The 20-year-old ASU sophomore from Gilbert sometimes take a nontraditional route, though, painting on vinyl...

Simplicity Rules: Tyler Cadwell is just scratching the surface with Everything Etched

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Four years ago, Tyler Cadwell made a hand-engraved wine cork holder for his mother that read “Keep Calm and Drink Wine.”   The ASU graduate’s family was so impressed that his aunt suggested...

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