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To chef/restaurateur Marcellino Verzino and his wife and business partner, Sima Verzino, Italy is more than a vacation destination – it’s their home away from home. The owners of Marcellino Ristorante in Old Town Scottsdale take a yearly trip to Rome, where they lived for many years and have property and a second home. For 25 years, they’ve been following their Roman sojourn with a jaunt to the Greek island of Poros. The couple takes...

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The maxim “work hard, play hard” comes easy for Natasha Beal. She and her husband, Brian, started Eculeus Group Publishing in 2017 and now produce seven hyperlocal publications, including the Deer Valley Times, North 32nd News and Epic Kids. When they are not hard at work, they are rock climbing. “I fell in love with rock climbing over 15 years ago,” Beal says. “I first started at a climbing gym in Scottsdale called AZ on...