Articles Archive for March 2012
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by Amie Rodgers with the help of Louis and Dolly Giallonardo
Lucy A. Vessels was born February 1, 1914 in Castelfrantano, Italy, Province of Chieti. She grew up as the oldest with three younger brothers: Tony, Thomas (Skeeter) and Louis. Before she was born, her father went to America for work and to earn enough money to go back to Italy and bring his family over. He was working in America when he heard his daughter had been born. “I remember that my father got very excited at the news that …
Mountain Art »
Article submitted by Jan van Dierendonck, ArtSpace Producer.
Photograph submitted by cameraman, Rob Hephner.
ArtSpace, on City 4 TV, is a program dedicated to the promotion and education of artists of the White Mountains of Arizona. Each Month, two new artists are featured on ArtSpace, depicting the different types of art that are available in our community. These programs can be viewed for the entire month, on Wednesdays each week at 5 pm, Fridays at 10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am. If you cannot view it on regular programming, it …
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by Gregory David Roberts
Reviewed by Laura Brown
There are many books about life in India but few that will take you into that world like Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. It is a travel book, a fiction work, a memoir, and a book of transformation. It has been wildly popular and deserves the sequel, The Mountain Shadow, scheduled to be completed in the near future.
A description of Shantaram said it was a “book about a man who escapes from an Australian prison who ends up in Bombay where he sets up …
Community Events, Entertainment »
by Almira Adams, Red Devil Italian Restaurant
In 1960, Joe Digeno Sr. opened his first Red Devil Italian Restaurant located on 32nd Street and McDowell Road in Phoenix, Arizona, sharing with us an authentic taste of Italy without having to actually pull out and dust off our passports.
For the past 50 years, Red Devil Italian Restaurants have been family owned and operated, and is currently guided by Joe Sr.’s sons, Joe and Mike Digeno. In this time, the family has seen the popular business’s expansion from one location to three more …
On January 28th, the White Mountain SAFE House held their 13th Annual Robert Burns Dinner & Auction presented by Summit Healthcare. The event not only helps raise funds for the local domestic violence shelter, but is also a birthday celebration for the National Bard of Scotland who is most famous for writing the popular New Year’s song, Auld Lang Syne. The evening boasted haggis, whiskey, traditional music, Celtic dance, a dazzling dessert auction and a whole lot of fun.
by Crystal Riesop, Membership Vice President
MOMS Club of the White Mountains
It surely feels like spring lately in the White Mountains, 50 degrees and sunny. Overall, it has been a pretty mild winter and we love that kind of weather! There is hardly snow or ice patches to worry about. But you might be wondering what to do with the kids who maybe suffering from a mild case of cabin fever. Most pediatricians say that children need at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy and keep a …
Community Events, Good Stuff »
Our friend and neighbor Chris Stevens has been diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma and it is within the bone marrow. His doctor is very pleased with his progress and says so far, so good. As a community, we have always pulled together to take care of eachother and this is one of those times. He has no insurance and needs lots of love and support at this time. He was a radio personality in Phoenix for years and then moved to the Mountain and was also on radio up here.
Health, Local Business »
by Amie Rodgers
If you’ve never seen a chiropractor (or maybe even if you have), you may not know much about chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is defined as the health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Before having the opportunity to meet Dr. Justin Woodside of …
Good Stuff, Health, Local Business »
by Amie Rodgers
It is no secret that in a land of fast food and even faster lives, we all vow to live better. As a result, we have seen an incredible boom in what we call the health food industry. Just the growth in the organic food and beverage portion of the market is stunning. According to the Organic Trade Association, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. I am no market analyst, but I think it is …
Good Stuff, Local Business »
by Amie Rodgers
It might have been a bit chilly and windy on February 11th, but that didn’t stop the White Mountain Disc Golf Club from getting out and holding one of their annual charity tournaments at Show Low City Park. The tournament benefitted the United Food Bank of Northeastern Arizona as well as the Love Kitchen in Pinetop. “We have forty five players and their families here today. The Club consists of about thirty active members and so many more that just come out to play,” smiles Club member and …