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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...

A Charming Store: Entrepreneur opens Estate Sale Outlet in Apache Junction

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Northeast Mesa resident Anna Marie Stone has done plenty in her life. She’s owned a cleaning business in Atlanta, worked with the likes of Don Williams and Mickey Gilley on fundraisers and...
Four Peaks Mining Company

Four Peaks Mining Company brings pieces of Arizona to OdySea

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Four Peaks Mining Company glistens in the morning light at OdySea in Scottdale. The light perfectly hits the mountain’s amethysts creating a faint rainbow in the February gemstone’s cases. Owned by computer programmer Kurt...

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