August 2020

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August 2020 Editor’s Note

Features

Lost Lake: The Buckeye Shooting No One’s Talking About

Was the March shooting in Buckeye over land, or perhaps something bigger?

Phoenix Files

Innovations in Education

Learn about the unique efforts in Arizona to recognize the good work put forth by many of our public schools.

2020 Valley Dentists

Get to know the Valley’s premier dentists providing unparalleled levels of care in their practices.

Lost Lake: The Buckeye Shooting No One’s Talking About

Was the March shooting in Buckeye over land, or perhaps something bigger?

Bracing For Impact: How Valley Nonprofits Are Coping with Coronavirus

Nonprofits were hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. How are they coping?

Valley churches grapple with how – or if – to address COVID-19 in an increasingly political world

Politics, the Pandemic and the Pulpit: Valley churches grapple with how – or if – to address COVID-19 in an increasingly political world

Spotlight: Guitar Maker John Purchase

In 2015, John Purchase parlayed his lifelong woodworking hobby into a professional luthier business, JFP Guitars.

The Show Must Go Online: Valley Arts Organizations Get Creative in the Wake of COVID-19

The arts have always been a comfort during our toughest times. What happens when the arts go through a tough time?

What’s in Your Fridge? with Aaron Pool

Gadzooks’ owner Aaron Pool let us peek inside his Central Phoenix fridge.

Explore

10 Experiences That Will Reawaken Your Soul in The City Different

After months of stifling uncertainty, your body and spirit need fresh air and wide-open spaces. Fortunately, there’s still plenty to safely experience in Santa Fe. From open-air culinary indulgences to serene hiking trails, here are 10 ways to “uncover your different” in The City Different.

Things to Do in Flagstaff

Located two and a half hours north of Phoenix, Flagstaff is home to tempting restaurants, award-winning breweries, interesting shops and trails galore to hike, bike or walk.

9 Must-Dos in Durango

Head to southwestern Colorado for a culinary and cultural sojourn in the pines.

History

The Phoenix Man Who Broke the Flagpole Sitting Record in 1958

A disc jockey lived in a car atop a flagpole in Phoenix for seven months, seeking fame and fortune.

Eat Beat

5 Takeout Meals to Try in August

Here’s a small snapshot of the takeout scene in the Valley this summer.

Four Corners: Asian Markets Specialize in Rare Food

From Glendale to Mesa, find fabulous foodstuffs for your next cooking project at these Asian markets specializing in rare spices and uncommon produce.

Ramen Sense: Chef Jared Lupin’s Shio So Simple Ramen Recipe

Spice things up with this ramen recipe from an acclaimed Valley culinarian.

3 Local Products to Try this August

Try tasty tortillas, gelato-style Greek yogurt and locally brewed kombucha.

Liquid Arizona: Rum Diary

Grand Canyon Distillery puts an Arizonan stamp on the Caribbean spirit.

Three Bites: Rectangular Pizza

Right angles are right-tasty in the hands of these genre-bending pizzaiolos.

Drink This: Agua Fresca Poptail

Try this creative cocktail with a tasty twist from Ghost Ranch.

From Our Partners

10 Experiences That Will Reawaken Your Soul in The City Different

After months of stifling uncertainty, your body and spirit need fresh air and wide-open spaces. Fortunately, there’s still plenty to safely experience in Santa Fe. From open-air culinary indulgences to serene hiking trails, here are 10 ways to “uncover your different” in The City Different.

Innovations in Education

Learn about the unique efforts in Arizona to recognize the good work put forth by many of our public schools.

2020 Valley Dentists

Get to know the Valley’s premier dentists providing unparalleled levels of care in their practices.

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