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Issues related to sleep are nothing new. A study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a third of adults don’t regularly get enough sleep. Lack of shut-eye was already a problem before the pandemic, but when COVID-19 swept the nation, so did “coronasomnia.” 

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Originally established in the 1920s, Glendale Barber Shop holds the title as the oldest ongoing barber shop in Glendale, Arizona. In an era of mass production and expanding corporations, it is important to remember our roots and support local, small businesses that have been around for decades. 

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Mobile On-Site Mammography by SimonMed is offering 3D mammogram screenings to encourage early detection in the fight against breast cancer. 

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From a young age, Priscilla Pinches knew she was enamored by rock ’n’ roll. Now, she’s living her dream as an industry vocalist performing across the West Valley.

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One of my favorite people in the world is my brother-in-law, who is celebrating his 80th birthday this month. 

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John Carlo Tulinao, a first grade science teacher at Phoenix’s Amberlea Elementary School, recently won a national award for his approach to instructing.

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The city of Peoria will host the state’s largest Independence Day fireworks show from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue.

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When Tom Meents was a child in Paxton, Illinois, he admired the monster trucks he saw on television. He tore photos of them out of magazines and hung them on his wall. 

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The local band Ring Finger No Pinky will take its song to the Rebel Lounge stage when it opens for Twin Ponies on Saturday, May 29. 

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Now that the Big Band Grandstand has renewed its rehearsals, director Bob Waterworth is expanding his group’s reach to younger musicians. 

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Benevilla’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Kinship Caregiving Program is hosting two free community events geared toward grandparents raising grandchildren and caregivers raising their kin’s children. 

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Even though our front doors have remained largely closed, courts have remained open. Many, if not most, appearances are being done either over the phone or by a video link. In Maricopa County, residential eviction actions have largely been conducted in a conference call format.

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Aaron Johnson is bringing positive self-expression via poetry slams to Historic Glendale as part of his Lawn Gnome Publishing bookstore. 

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Westgate Entertainment District has brought back its free weekly events, including Hot Rod Night, Bike Night, and Live Music in Fountain Park.

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Longhouse Wines expanded its distribution partnership with Scout Distribution to include Arizona. 

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When nurse Gina Day showed up at Golden Heritage Assisted Living in Scottsdale to care for Joan Cullen, she noticed right away that her sweet patient’s hair had been set and styled for a special occasion: her 91st birthday party. Her immediate response was to tell Cullen how pretty she looked.  

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David Lastinger recently released his second book, “The Blow-Off Letter and Other Fabulous Tales,” and he’ll promote it with a book-signing party at Small Town Coffee House, 19420 N. 59th Avenue, Suite D415, in Glendale.

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Mike Bates, a former star baseball player at Apollo High School and Phoenix College, didn’t want his love for sports to wane. He joined an adult softball team and, naturally, after each game they headed to sports bars to reminisce. 

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More than a year ago, the term “COVID-19” was nowhere to be found in our vocabulary. We were at the tail end of the “cold and flu season” and were looking forward to the spring and summer seasons. 

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Country music’s Shari Rowe, like most musicians, spent the pandemic locked up at home, away from the stage.

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Maoto, a rare male white rhino, arrived at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park from San Diego Zoo Safari Park to kick off one of the conservation’s breeding programs.

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Jalapeno Inferno general manager David Rubin is pleased with the way the restaurant is doing in its new location at Peoria’s Park West. 

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Join the library quizmasters for a fast-paced evening of virtual trivia in celebration of National Library Week. Compete for Amazon gift cards by answering a challenging range of questions on topics like pop culture, sports, science and history.

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A new treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea for patients who cannot use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is available at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. 

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Volly Jones always had a hot air balloon ride on her bucket list. After heart valve surgery at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, she’s been ticking that and other items off her list as she approaches her 95th birthday. She exercises twice a week and just returned from a Hawaii vacation.

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Ferraris are taking center stage at Mecum Auctions’ third annual event at State Farm Stadium from Thursday, March 18, to Saturday, March 20. 

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Since it was founded in 1994, Pita Jungle has grown to 24 locations across the Phoenix area, Flagstaff and Tucson. To continue its expansion and provide healthy options to a growing customer base here in the Valley, the Arizona-based Mediterranean chain is taking a different angle with the l…

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Maria Wojtczak believes in the power of education, especially when teens are working toward their driver’s license. She founded DrivingMBA, which has offices in the Scottsdale Airpark and Glendale, to make sure folks of all ages had top-notch training. 

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Valley mom Allison Bones lost her 4-year-old son, Travis, to an undiagnosed rare disease just five months after her husband died from cancer. 

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The last year has inspired many to pursue their postponed dreams. If one of those dreams was to write a book, Glendale Public Library’s 2021 Virtual Writer in Residence Program is a good place to start. 

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Steve Trevino’s parents often held barbecues at their house during which the men cooked outside, and the women retreated indoors to chat. 

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Urban Margarita is celebrating National Margarita Day 24 hours later, but paired with Taco Tuesday, it’s a Mexican food lover’s dream. 

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For those pondering finding the right situation for a loved one in need of care, Benevilla hosts a free educational workshop on the Zoom online video conference platform at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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Nine years ago, Scott Moreau took his years of experience performing as Johnny Cash and created a show for Arizona music lovers that has since traveled the country. Now, in 2021, it returns to the Valley with Moreau performing the one-man show at Arizona Broadway Theater from Jan. 29 to Feb. 21.