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Resources for helping grandparents keep their grandchildren safe
For health and safety tips, you can log onto the American Academy of Pediatrics website For information about child product safety information and to learn more about recalls visit

Data Doctors Help-a-thon
Need help with a gadget you got for Christmas? The Data Doctors are on Facebook, and they're ready to help you out. To ask a question, got to

Mesa residents encouraged to "Treecycle"
Mesa residents can help the city of Mesa give the environment a present this holiday season by recycling their Christmas trees. Residents are encouraged to bring their tree to any of the free drop-off locations listed below. Residents are asked to remove all nails, stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees. Flocked trees will not be accepted because the flocking does not break down in the environment and wreaths will not be accepted because of the metal wiring which can damage the chipping equipment.

The following 24-hour drop-off sites will be open Dec. 26-Jan. 13:

  • City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, 730 N. Mesa Dr.
  • East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.
  • Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road
  • Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Rd. (enter off of Adobe St.)
  • Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Rd.

Residents wishing to take their trees directly to the Salt River Landfill at Gilbert Road and the Beeline Highway can do so between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Mesa residents will need to have a current Arizona driver's license. Curbside pickup also is available for $19.99. Residents should contact City of Mesa Customer Service at 480-644-2221 for more information or to schedule a pickup time. Additional information may also be found by visiting

Keeping Kids on a Routine over Holidays

Center for Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders
Address: 10229 North 92nd Street, Suite 101, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Phone: (480) 314-4299
Website: <

Wildlife World Zoo

For more info: (623) 935-WILD (9453) or visit us on facebook and

Data Doctors: Annual Tech Help-A-Thon

Date: December 26th, 2012
Time: Starts at 6am
Where: <

Queen of Clean

For more cleaning tips go to

The Arizona Science Center

Starting today, the Arizona Science Center hosts a seven-day snow extravaganza with 30 tons of real snow. Daily themes include a pajama day, gingerbread and candy day, LEGO building day, snowman build and fruitcake launching day, ugly sweater day, train day and a New Year's Celebration with a "Dancing in the Depot" party.
It kicks off today at  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  snow week activities run through Jan. 1.
Admission  is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children ages 3-17.

 Arizona Science Center,
 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix.
(602) 716-2000 or <