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Bikram Yoga already hot with students BY ALISON STANTON

As a Bikram yoga teacher, Keri McCook says people often asked her if there was ever going to be a Bikram studio in Chandler. After discussing it with her husband, McCook decided to take the plunge, and her business, Bikram Yoga Chandler, opened last month. “In our ďŹ rst week, we had more than 300 sign-ups, and that conďŹ rmed to me Bikram yoga needed to be brought to this community,â€? says McCook. Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, personally trained McCook and all the other teachers at her studio during a nine-week intensive program she describes as “grueling.â€?

GOOD EXERCISE: Yoga enthusiasts strike a pose at Bikram Yoga Chandler. From left: Lance Carlson, owner Keri McCook and Naomi Lang. Submitted photo

Choudhury developed the 26 Bikram yoga postures from Hatha yoga, according to McCook. Doing the series of postures in sequence, she notes, is meant to speciďŹ cally work every part of the body to give all of the internal organs, veins, ligaments and muscles everything needed to maintain optimum health and maximum function.


While the techniques are similar to other forms of yoga that involve learning different postures and exercises, McCook says there is one key element that sets Bikram apart: heat. “Bikram yoga is the original hot yoga, and was brought to America in the early 1970s,â€? she says, adding the room is heated to about 105 degrees with 40% humidity. “We add the humidity element to the room to increase the body’s ability to sweat in order to systematically detoxify the body,â€? McCook says. HOT TIMES: Bikram Yoga Chandler owner Keri McCook offers yoga classes with “We have a state-of-theheat for detoxiďŹ cation in her new business. Submitted photos art heating system. We are the only one in the Valley to have this system in our “Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never practiced studio. It maintains a uniďŹ ed heat throughout the room Bikram before,â€? McCook says. and puriďŹ es the air, getting rid of bacteria with the UV “If you have any injuries, feel out of shape, chronic lights featured in the heating unit. We also have unique pain, high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, insomnia or ooring that is antibacterial and microbial which helps arthritis this is a perfect way for you to heal.â€? to eliminate odors as well.â€? McCook is pleased so many of her students already Classes at Bikram Yoga Chandler are designed for see the beneďŹ ts of the exercise. all abilities and levels of experience. Beginners to “We have received overwhelming response that this advanced practitioners are welcome to attend any yoga has helped them.â€? class, says McCook, a mother of ďŹ ve with children at Bikram Yoga Chandler is at 1900 W. Germann Rd,, Hamilton High School, Bogle Junior High and Tarwater Suite 3, Chandler. For more information, call Elementary. While current clients range in age from 10 480-656-9060 or visit to seniors, she’d also like to add classes for younger Alison Stanton is a freelance writer who children. lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at Classes are 90 minutes, starting as early as 5:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.





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Full- and part-time instructors are needed for grades six through 12 at Primavera Online High School, Arizona’s largest public high school. Areas with openings include math and math coaches, special education, science, English, Spanish, French, social studies, electives and health / physical education. Full-time teachers are required to work onsite. Part-time or adjunct faculty have the option to work remotely. Applicants need at least 24 credit

Find out about Medicare options at free seminars in Chandler and Gilbert, courtesy of Dignity Health and local insurance representatives. The meetings are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 26 and Fri., Nov. 16 at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 3420 S. Mercy Dr. in Gilbert. The ďŹ nal session is 10 to 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 17 at Hilton Chandler, 2929 W.

hours in one specialized content area, a current ďŹ ngerprint card and an Arizona teaching certiďŹ cate. Primavera Online High School is based in Chandler and serves nearly 6,000 students statewide. Instruction to students is 100% online utilizing cutting edge technology, and students earn their high school diploma outside of a traditional setting. For more information, email or visit

Bread Connection now open Saturdays Danish, bagels, cream cheese, salads and bread are now available for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Bread Connection Cafe & Bakery, 1076 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 106 in the former Cathy’s Rum Cake in Chandler. The bread making company and cafĂŠ is also open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and owner Becky Smeraldo says they may increase their open store time more as the weather cools, eventually adding Sunday hours as well. The company bakes fresh, preservative-free sourdough loaves, baguettes, ciabatta, kettled bagels, croissants, cinnamon rolls, Danish and mufďŹ ns. Lunch is also served in the front area of the 7,000-square-foot bakery, featuring Boar’s Head products, and retail baked goods are also available.

In addition, the new artisan bread making company recently added more wholesale clients. Humble Pie, which includes The Living Room, The Sushi Room and soon-to-be Chop, are now providing Bread Connection baked goods, along with Troon North Golf Resort, Tarbell’s and Tomaso’s. For more information, call 480-855-6775.

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Be inspired at 48 West festival Learn about developing partnerships between startups, early-stage and mature ventures at the 48 West festival Fri., Feb. 15 and Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 at the Continuum Science and Technology Park in the Chandler Price Corridor, 2501 S. Price Rd. Speakers include Arizona Senate candidate and SkyMall founder Bob Worsley and Jaime Casap, the senior education evangelist at Google Inc. Worsley will share his experiences building a startup company in Arizona and his insights on entrepreneurship. Casap will focus on the power and potential of technology and Google tools to transform education. Robotics activities and interactive technology exhibits for children

are part of the event, along with a recruitment expo to match attendees with recruiters. Each day ends in Ocotillo at a block party with food and music. Sponsors of the festival are the City of Chandler, Arizona Technology Council, Capital Commercial Investments and Arizona Small Business Development Centers Network. Sponsorship and speaking opportunities are still available for the event. Tickets are $175 for one day and $325 for both. Visit for details.




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Name of owner: Shannon Steemke How long in business: Since 2007 Specialty: Pet Services Unlimited is a full-service pet care provider offering professional pet sitting services for animals of all sizes at pets’ homes or at owners’ residences. Services are tailored to meet speciďŹ c needs and include daily visits, check-ins, overnight and extended stays, in-home sleepovers, boarding, dog walks, potty removal, transportation, doggie daycare and more. The company is bonded and insured, professionally trained and “totally pet care crazy.â€? Free consultations available. Unique features: Company donates 50% of its proďŹ ts back to animal rescue, Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue, Hours: Various Address: Home based in Chandler Telephone: 480-883-3375 Website:

Owner: Ken Barro How long in business: Since 1980 Specialty: Pizza and wings Unique features: Recipes and family traditions from Sarconi, Italy, with “great prices� all day and delivery services across the Valley. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Addresses, phones: 1880 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, 480-917-0077 950 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler, 480-895-2555 3233 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee, 480-759-4400 Website / email:,

SEND IN YOUR BUSINESS PROFILE FOR ‘DOING BUSINESS’ The SanTan Sun News would like to welcome new area businesses or existing ones that may be new to our readers. Submit information about your business for a “Doing Businessâ€? mini-business proďŹ le in an upcoming issue of our publication, which is distributed to 35,000 homes, racks and boxes on the ďŹ rst and third Saturdays of the month. Please include all of the following items: Name of business, name of owner(s), how long the business has


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In-store paper shredding is now offered by The UPS Store, located in the Fry’s Marketplace at 975 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler, along with select The UPS Store locations across the United States. The next shredding party is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27, and the ďŹ rst 10 pounds are free. The UPS Store added the service to promote identity protection, based on estimates by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that nearly 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, and rummaging through trash is one of the common ways identity thieves victimize consumers. “Customers can drop their sensitive documents into the container and our secured shredding service provider, Iron Mountain, will pick up these documents and shred them at its secure shredding facility,â€? says The UPS Store franchisee Don Pratt The FTC encourages consumers to shred charge card receipts, copies of credit card applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks and bank statements, expired charge cards being discarded and credit offers received in the mail. For information, call 480-782-9211 or email



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Kick off the holiday season at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Holiday Enchantment Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16 at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler. This year’s theme is a “White Party,� so attendees are encouraged to wear their nicest white attire, as there will be “paparazzi� waiting for the guests. Featuring a taste of Chandler, there will be food vendors from the area, plus live and silent auctions. The Upper East Side Big Band is back to perform by popular demand. “This event is a chance for large and small businesses to come together to begin the holiday season, all for a great cause and will be a lot of fun,� says Terri Kimble, president and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $45 in advance, which includes the food tasting. The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler. For more information, call 480-963-4571 or visit or

Web designers A lack of space at the Ahwatukee headquarters of seenBEST Web Design and my PC Techs is Chandler’s gain with the Internet marketing company’s move to the Reliance Build Inc. facility. More than $1,000 in door prizes will be given out when the Chandler Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening from 2 to 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 7 in seenBEST’s new location at 281 N. Roosevelt Ave., Suite 1, Chandler. “The increased space will allow us to host a wider variety of Internet and social media marketing workshops and training seminars,� says Andre Morris, seenBEST president. Visit for more details.

Join the ďŹ ght against breast cancer this October with Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs, Inc., during their Love, Hope & Pizza campaign. For every pizza purchased throughout the month, Hungry Howie’s will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. The pizza chain raised almost $500,000 for the foundation over the last three years. For their fourth year, Hungry Howie’s hopes to raise $250,000. The originator of the “Flavored Crust Pizza,â€? Hungry Howie’s has added a new tag line: “Hope comes in many avors.â€? At all participating locations, all pizzas will be served in bright pink boxes emblazoned with breast cancer awareness ribbons instead of the classic Hungry Howie’s yellow boxes. Customers can add a $1 donation to their pizza order, which will go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Donators receive a pink Love, Hope & Pizza wristband as a token of appreciation. “The Love, Hope & Pizza campaign has become something we are known for in the restaurant and franchising industries, and we are so proud of what we have accomplished over the last several years,â€? says Jeff Rinke, vice president

Ocotillo owner changes name of biz Buon Gusto Gourmet Pizzas and Salads is the new name of Picazzo’s of Tempe, which is owned by Ron Evezich of Ocotillo. “You will still receive the best gourmet pizza and salads,� he says. “We offer organic, glutenfree and use local products to create our amazing pizzas.� Located at 440 W. Warner Rd., Suite 101, on

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Forensic CPA helps in divorce cases

New family clinic opens

How to verify assets when two people divorce can require the use of a ďŹ nancial forensics expert, which is not limited to “NCISâ€? crime shows. Randall Sorensen, a CPA with more than 30 years of experience, recently opened a new business,, to ensure his clients’ success and ďŹ nancial protection during a divorce process. Sorensen, who lives in Chandler’s Heatherbrook subdivision, is certiďŹ ed in ďŹ nancial forensics and has served as an expert in more than 1,500 litigation cases, including as a key expert witness in the Senate impeachment trial of former Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham. His professional experience includes bankruptcy, business interruptions, commercial litigation, contractor disputes, insurance, real estate transactions, tax fraud and divorce. “ is a small group founded on honesty and integrity who strive to minimize the ďŹ nancial outlays and burdens that a divorce can place on a person and their family,â€? says Sorensen. “The staff at personally identiďŹ es with the emotional and ďŹ nancial trying situations facing individuals during the process of divorce.â€? The company’s core focus is to work with both individuals representing themselves and to partner with family law attorneys to provide critical ďŹ nancial information early in the stages of the divorce process. “Although both parties in a divorce are required to complete an AfďŹ davit of Financial Information, it is difďŹ cult to be certain that all assets have been disclosed,â€? Sorensen adds. “Therefore, this group wants to ensure that those involved in the divorce process are placed in a strategic position to obtain and ensure ďŹ nancial protection, especially for the children who are most impacted by a divorce.â€? Another goal is to protect their clients from becoming a victim of fraud, by checking for outstanding tax delinquencies or refunds that may be due. If tax delinquencies are not disclosed prior to the divorce, Sorensen says both parties will continue to be liable for the delinquencies even after the divorce is ďŹ nal. A new website has been launched at and the company can also be found on Facebook.

Legacy Family Medical, PC, a family clinic owned and run by Gilbert resident and Nurse Practitioner Vicki Marquart, FNP-C, is open at 4902 S. Val Vista Dr., Suite 110, on the southwest corner of Queen Creek Road in Gilbert. Marquart, in the medical ďŹ eld for nearly 30 years with 10 years as a family nurse practitioner, has experience in critical care, emergency department, urgent Vicki Marquart, FNP-C care, occupational health and clinic medicine in family practice and allergy and asthma. “I believe in exceptional customer service along with high quality care with affordable pricing,â€? Marquart explains. “I believe each patient deserves the time and attention to have their concerns adequately expressed, and listened to.â€? She says she believes in patient conveniences such as drawing lab work onsite so patients don’t have to wait at the lab. The clinic welcomes appointment and walk-in patients needing care for colds, u, sore throats, eye complaints, allergy and asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, urinary tract infections, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, skin disorders and female and male disorders. In addition, patients with orthopedic injuries such as sprains, strains, minor fractures, wounds requiring sutures, glue, staples or steri-strips and minor burns can be seen. Other services include chronic disease management such a hypertension, asthma and diabetes, as well as all types of physicals including well woman exams, sports physicals and annual exams. Testing for TB, ECG and spirometry, cholesterol and blood sugar is available, and various immunizations can be given at Legacy, with u shots currently offered for $20. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For information or to make an appointment, call 480-766-8485 or visit

City helps neighborhoods install signs A new City of Chandler grant program is helping residents of Orangetree in northwest Chandler show their neighborhood pride by installing unique and colorful street name signs at major subdivision entry points. The signs are the ďŹ rst to be installed under the new program intended to help residents of traditional, nonHOA neighborhoods purchase signs to enhance the character of their subdivisions and foster a sense of pride and belonging. The sign design was selected through a neighborhood survey and features the words “Orangetree Neighborhoodâ€? above the street name and an image of an orange tree at the end of the sign with the words “Welcome to Orangetree.â€? Sign grants have also been awarded to Chandler’s Pamela Park and San Mateo Estates neighborhood, which will both have their signs installed Mon., Oct. 22.

Give ‘gift of life’ Donate blood and give the “gift of life� from 12 to 4 p.m. Mon., Nov. 5 at United Blood Services Blood Drive at Solera Chandler Community Center’s Ballroom, 6360 S. Mountain Blvd., Chandler. Sign up in advance by calling 480-8026996, ext. 221. Walk-ins are taken on a space available basis. For questions concerning eligibility, call 480-675-5497.

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Sun Lakes gains ActiveRx Preventative senior health care is available at the newly opened ActiveRx at 10440 E. Riggs Rd., Suite 120, Sun Lakes. The company offers evaluations, chronic disease prevention and management programs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and strength therapy. “It provides me a great deal of satisfaction to bring our innovative care to the community of Sun Lakes, where many friends and family members reside,â€? says Chandler native Matt Essex, ActiveRx founder and chief executive ofďŹ cer. “We hope this will be the ďŹ rst of many centers throughout the Valley,â€? adds Holly Weidner, managing partner of Arizona Active Aging, operator of ActiveRx in Arizona. For details, visit

Business Divorce seminar at Thompson Law With Arizona’s divorce rate nearing 40%, Thompson Law Firm, 101 W. Commonwealth Ave. in downtown Chandler, will host a free “Divorce and Family Lawâ€? seminar at 10:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 26. The ďŹ rm recently added divorce mediation as an area of expertise offered by its attorneys. “Divorce doesn’t have to be adversarial,â€? explains founder Christy Thompson. “In fact, couples who communicate well, understand how to state their position, want what’s best for the children and can go into the process positively, will often ďŹ nd the results better than expected.â€? At the seminar, attorney Carissa Seidl will discuss divorce in Arizona and address issues such as child custody, spousal maintenance and how long the divorce process takes. In addition, she will answer questions about divorce mediation. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 480634-7480 or emailing Christy@



Reverse osmosis facility conserves 5 billion gallons The ďŹ ve-billionth gallon of recycled water was pumped back into the ground last month by Chandler’s Reverse Osmosis Facility, which equates to enough water to supply 45,000 Chandler households for a year or ďŹ ll Tempe Town Lake six times. The facility also celebrated 15 years without a lost day due to injury, a signiďŹ cant accomplishment for an industrial business that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Intel and the City of Chandler have been innovators in the water treatment

industry by using the latest technology in microďŹ ltration, nanoďŹ ltration and reverse osmosis to treat industrial process water from Intel’s FAB 12, FAB 22 and FAB 32 facilities to drinkingquality standards. The water is then recharged back into the ground providing a renewable resource for the community. “This facility was the ďŹ rst of its kind in the U.S. and continues to set the example not only for conservation but also as a successful public-private partnership and outstanding example of corporate citizenship,â€? says Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. Intel’s semiconductor manufacturing plants in Southern Chandler use large amounts of Chandler tap water in their manufacturing processes. The R.O. Facility is designed to treat Intel’s industrial wastewater and recharge it into the aquifer using injection wells. Intel donated the land for the plant, paid to have the facility constructed and also pays Chandler to operate it. In addition to reclaiming the water from its industrial processes, Intel also uses recycled water in its cooling towers and efuent from the nearby Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility to irrigate landscaping. The Chandler R. O. Facility is at Dobson and Queen Creek roads.






NEW DIGS: Netzel Financial owner Steven Netzel and Diane Netzel, ofďŹ ce and marketing manager, cut a ribbon to ofďŹ cially open their new, larger ofďŹ ce. Netzel, who offers securities and advisory services via Madison Avenue Securities, Inc., says they outgrew the previous ofďŹ ce space, and with larger quarters, will be able to offer a variety of educational classes. The new address is 10450 E. Riggs Rd., Suite 101, Sun Lakes. Netzel Financial’s phone number stays the same at 480-219-0657. STSN photo

Dave Constance of Chandler UniďŹ ed School District is the new principal of Chandler’s Chief Hill Learning Academy, taking over the top spot after Saunders Montague died of a sudden heart attack in August. Constance, with CUSD since 2002, served as assistant principal for Hamilton High, Payne Junior High and Chandler High. He has Bachelor’s and Post-Baccalaureate degrees from Arizona State University, as well as a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Administration and Leadership. Info:

William Paterson, orthopedic surgery; Yessica Ramos Sachdeva, internal medicine; Dyanne Tappin, obstetrics and gynecology; Maxwell Thomas, orthopedic surgery; and Stephen Whipp, obstetrics and gynecology. There are currently more than 900 credentialed physicians that practice at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers. Info: 877-728-5414. Allstate exclusive agency owner Jason Thorpe is named Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012, one of few in

Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers announce that 18 physicians were credentialed last month, including Rajan Bhatt, cardiology and interventional; Ross Bremner, thoracic surgery; Christopher Bryce, orthopedic surgery; Lauran Byrne, urology; Lafe Carroll, pediatrics; Marquia Grier, obstetrics and gynecology; Nathan Jeppesen, podiatry; Elbert Kuo, thoracic surgery; Jason Lake, orthopedic surgery; Allen Liu, hand and plastic surgery; Ashish Mogal, pathology; Spencer Niemann, podiatry; Punal Patel, internal medicine;

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CORPORATE CHRONICLES Arizona to receive this level of achievement based on sales for auto, property, commercial and power sports insurance and ďŹ nancial services. He has also been awarded the Chairman’s Conference Award, bestowed upon less than one-third of the company’s agency force, for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and ďŹ nancial-services sales. Info: 480-732-9696. Maricopa Community Colleges Division of Business Services’ Associate Vice Chancellor Gaye Murphy receives an Outstanding Business OfďŹ cer award by the Community College Business OfďŹ cers organization. Each year, CCBO highlights individuals who demonstrate exceptional organizational strategy, resource and ďŹ nancial management, communication, collaboration, community college advocacy and professionalism. Murphy has a master’s in Public Administration from The University of Kentucky. She was Assistant Budget Director for Arizona State University for 15 years before joining Maricopa community colleges in January 2005. She has worked in ďŹ nance for higher education for over 30 years. Info: Chandler-based Lee’s Cattle Co. ranks third largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Arizona. “Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,â€? says Bryce Schumann of the American Angus Association. The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, MO., is the largest beef registry association in the world for both annual registrations and active members. Info: Good Sound Audiology, a provider of comprehensive hearing evaluations and hearing aids for all ages, is now open in Sun Lakes under the direction of Drs. Tina Jessee and Anna Bzdok and is accepting donations of working and nonworking hearing aids to send to the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s “So The World May Hearâ€? charity. Info: 10450 E. Riggs Rd., Suite 116; 480-398-6531;

Christine Freeland, founder of Christine Z. Freeland, CPA, PC receives the 2012 Accountant of the Year Award from the National Society of Accountants in recognition of outstanding achievement and service to NSA, the accounting and tax profession, the state society and the community. Freeland has been Christine Freeland an NSA state director, president of Submitted photo the Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants and has served on NSA committees, serving for two years as administrative chair of NSA’s Leadership Development Committee. She was also elected to serve on the NSA Board of Governors and is Governor of District X. Freeland has been in practice for 30 years and holds the credentials of certiďŹ ed public accountant, accredited business accountant, certiďŹ ed senior advisor and accredited retirement advisor. Info: 480-899-6672. Papa Joe’s Barbershop moves to a new location in Palm Court Centre in Chandler. Info: 393 W. Warner Rd.; 480-963-2112; Linda Hunt, CEO of Dignity Health Arizona, and Dr. Jack Dillenberg, dean of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health at A.T. Still University will be honored as East Valley Man and Woman of the Year at the East Valley Fresh Start’s fourth annual dinner, Thu., Nov. 1 at the Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes Ave., Mesa. Hunt oversees the operations of Dignity Health Arizona’s service area, which includes St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center. Dillenberg initiated programs to improve the oral health of disadvantaged women in the Phoenix area and secured foundation support to assist them in rehabilitating their smiles. Hand-crafted masquerade masks will be sold at the event with proceeds beneďŹ tting East Valley Fresh Start. Info: Cynthia Wrasman, 602-261-7159 or,

Joe Lazzara, also known as Papa Joe, and son Joe Jr. Submitted photo



$15 OFF ANY FACIAL Excludes Express and Microzone facials. Cannot be combined with any offer. Only good at the Fulton Ranch location. Some restrictions apply. Offer valid through Oct. 31, 2012.

Gift certificates are available.


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