Mr. Duke started his self-named photography business more than 60 years ago, but that doesn?t mean his company?s services are old-timey. One of the team?s specialties is photo restoration, where ultramodern computer software helps them produce crystal-clear images from scraped, creased, or faded originals. Of course, the primary objective of the business is to help families create new memories, which they do with Duke Photography?s signature portrait sessions held at studios in Phoenix or Tempe. At the Phoenix location, photographers work both inside the studio and out, as they?ve cultivated a garden adjacent to the studio that serves a lush backdrop for shoots. The Tempe studio?s outdoor space is surrounded by lakes that provide a tranquil setting to capture snapshots of families. Sessions are open for any occasion, though the team at Duke Photography specializes in portraiture for families, businesses, weddings, high-school seniors, and sports teams.
Founded in 1912 by a group of women, Arizona’s Children Association has spent the last century providing housing and care for children who have been orphaned or neglected. The organization now runs more than 40 programs that span every county in the state, serving more than 45,000 children and their families. The organization's foster-care program searches for loving families for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Families who are going through the adoption-certification process can find support through its adoption services. Arizona’s Children Association also recruits, trains, and supervises adoptive families and offers postadoption support services. In addition, a slew of prevention programs—including crisis nursery care, a financial-literacy program, preschool for low-income families, and parent resource centers—work in unison to help communities stop neglect and abuse.
Before each Your Art Party event, the studio's coordinator creates an environment that's conducive to creativity; she sets out canvases, paints, and brushes for participants, and switches on the music. As groups arrive, they can sip wine and and beer, storing their beverages in the studio's cooler if desired. Then, the party host guides them through the step-by-step creation of their own works of art.
Kelly Hannigan, RN at LaJollaNecklift.com is a California and Arizona registered nurse and graduate Doctor of Naturpathic Medicine. She was trained by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, during the initial clinical trials of Botox Cosmetic in 1999, and is a veteran in the world of skin-smoothing injections. To promote the growth of the body's stem cell production of collagen synthesis, Kelly and a fellow colleague created the The Vampira Facial and PRP- Natural Facelift. For more than 14 years her aesthetic repertoire has expanded to include skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and a bevy of other skin-clarifying techniques that leave complexions baby soft and adult durable. She created NewportNeckLift to focus on smoothing rough-textured and draping skin around the neck, which can lose elasticity due to age, weight loss, sun damage, or other factors. This treatment encourages collagen regeneration and skin-tightening and can be done in one sitting with little downtime.
If frozen yogurt is the svelter, healthier sister of ice cream, the soy soft serve at Nami is its supermodel cousin. Everything in the treat shop, from the lean soy soft serve to the organic and vegan mix-ins, is designed to make each treat as healthy as possible. Customers sidle up to the counter and choose the signature flavor combination they desire, then watch as staff members fill their biodegradable cups with such amalgamations as the organic chai, organic animal crackers, and soy whip of the Chai Tiramisu; the lemon flavor and Newman’s Ginger O’s of the O’, Ginger Snap!; and the vegan Cap’n Crunch and strawberries that create the Soy Capitan. On chilly days or when swearing off spoons, guests can savor one of the shop's completely vegan baked goods such as oatmeal cream pies, cupcakes, and truffles, or sip on coffees sweetened with a choice of nut-based milk.
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