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Choosing the right garden style usually driven by time, money and space

Before deciding on a style for your garden, here are a few things to consider. What are your goals for the garden? Food production?...

Chow down on this month’s bill of fare in our latest edition of InMaricopa

I don’t know about you, but among the things in life I do really well is eat. Evidently, we have a community full of people...

Balance physical, mental well-being in order to live a safe and secure life

Headlines today are deeply troubling and alarming. After I read about a 6-year-old taking a weapon to class and shooting his teacher, a young...

It’s time for Little Leaguers across Maricopa to play ball

What is it about the smell of fresh-cut grass, the good feeling of a warm afternoon and the pop of a thrown baseball into...

Unpacking the Brian Simmons story

Most of the time, my involvement with a story ends the day we upload the magazine to the printer. That's simply not the case with...

The messy business of creativity

Fine arts are a funny thing. They’re often the first on the chopping block where funding is concerned, yet the movie you just watched...

Rest of the story about Brian Simmons

Some people regarded Brian Simmons as the town nuisance, and he certainly did have a history of bizarre behavior around Maricopa. This month in our...

February is American Heart Month: Is your ticker in good condition?

In the early to mid 1960s, more than half the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease. To heighten awareness, the first American...

Survey challenges conventional wisdom, perception about aging

This past June, American Association of Retired Persons and National Geographic published results of their joint “Second Half of Life Study” in the AARP...

Remember seniors who might be alone in your holiday plans

The holidays are upon us. With the chaos of running back and forth getting ready to celebrate, it is important for us to remember...

Would you step back in time to relive a special Christmas from days past?

Christmas is almost here. This magical time of year means so many things as it brings people together. It’s a celebration with family and friends,...

Squash, pumpkins carve out niche in Maricopa-area history

It’s that time of year again, when we give thanks with pumpkin and squash on the holiday table. Cucurbita, Latin for gourd, is among the...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Options for senior housing, care

When it comes to decisions regarding housing at the time of retirement, most everyone is simply trying to decide where they want to live....

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...
Chris J. Scoggin Chaston Tax

CPA: A business owner’s guide to inflation

Everything I need to know about inflation, I learned in grade school — too much money chasing too few goods and services. Supply and...

Morgan: Foreclosures not expected to change the market

Historically speaking, foreclosures have played a role in Maricopa’s housing prices. A foreclosure, in a nutshell, is when a homeowner falls behind on their payments...

Morgan: While helpful, home warranty only goes so far

Of an estimated 21,000 existing houses in the city limits of Maricopa, nearly 8,000 of them are at least 15 years old. At that age,...
MPD Chief James Hughes

Chief: Community valued partner on police beat

It has been a few months since my last column on how the Maricopa Police Department is policing your community. In that column, I discussed...

Coping with stressful news: Keep things in perspective

Today’s news reports have been less than encouraging for exiting a globally traumatic event, such as the COVID crisis, to cope with.  While feelings...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

What to expect from Social Security in 2022

Over 50 million Americans rely on Social Security for at least a portion of their retirement income. When you consider that 180 million people...

Growing onions in the desert? No need to cry

Perhaps you’ve had the same experience: onion bulbs from the big box stores that never develop into the big, dry ones like you buy...

The Roselle: A tropical plant that’s found a new home in Maricopa

By Amanda Rice Hibiscus sabdariffa or roselle, is known by a number of names across the world, including Jamaican sorrel, Flor da Jamaica, Florida cranberry,...
Maricopa Elementary School

Enhancing elementary school learning

The word “elementary” has two seemingly conflicting definitions. For some, elementary means basic or simple as when Sherlock Holmes said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”...

Meet the Maricopa Master Gardeners – and become one

Let’s explore the Master Gardener program in Maricopa. But first some history on two key related organizations. The Land Grant College Act of 1862 ceded...

Smith: Sleep – it’s a big deal!

On average, adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep. Researchers say people can survive longer without food than without sleep! It’s a time for...
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Dog days of summer cause panting foliage

By Al Brandenburg Although we've made it through the hot, dry months of June and July, our vegetable gardens have pretty much given up the...

Koczor: Why you may want a home warranty

Many of you have been in your home for a number of years – along with the same major appliances or mechanical systems. Generally, when...
Pear tree stock

So, what is backyard orchard culture?

A philosophy advanced by Dave Wilson Nursery in California, wholesale supplier of fruit trees to many of the better nurseries in Arizona, espouses high-density planting,...
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Smith: An involved citizenry strengthens community

What is community engagement? For some it is civic engagement, or active participation in your community, perhaps voting, volunteering or joining organizations. According to Thomas...
COVID-19 virus

Brandenburg: Long COVID may result from autoantibodies

BY AL BRANDENBURG An increasing number of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing symptoms weeks or months after the infection has cleared in what is known informally...
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