Practice Makes Perfect

A few years ago, Dan Hill’s then 11-year-old daughter, Lauren, decided that she wanted to play lacrosse. Although Hill was happy to let her play, he was not particularly fond of making the long drive to Scottsdale for practices and games.

Advocate & Educate

Katey McPherson, executive director of The Gurian Institute on Bullying McPherson is a mom to four young daughters and spent 20 years as a public school teacher and administrator. During that time, she says she “saw a need for ways to teach students more self-advocacy and social competence skills.”

Recycled City makes composting easy

Recycled City will be participating in Eastmark AwesomeFest on Saturday, April 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Eastmark Visitor and Community Center, located at 10100 E Ray Rd. in Mesa. AwesomeFest is an evening of awe, inspiration and fun for all ages with interactive experiences, national arts, musical acts and food from local eateries. Learn more at

The art of ice dancing

For some, it can take several years, even a lifetime, before they find their true passion. But for Karina Manta, that was not the case. Since the age of five, Manta has pursued her love of skating. She explains that it all started when she attended a friend’s birthday party at a skating rink and enjoyed the experience so much…