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U.S. Postal Service Hiring Mail Handlers (Apply through March 18)
The United States Postal Service is hiring for new non-career Mail Handler Assistant positions to work at Phoenix's mail processing and distribution facility.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate and pass postal exams 473E and 473. Background checks and drug tests will be conducted. Veterans preference will be honored.  Starting pay is $13.75 an hour and there are limited employee benefits in the first year of employment. Hours of work will vary based on mail volume. Applications are being accepted through Monday, March 18, 2013. Those interested must apply for the positions online at the Postal Service's website:

Greater Phoenix Job Fair
Event: (hosted by
When: Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Phoenix Airport Marriott - 1101 North 44th St. Phoenix, AZ 85008
President/Founder: Ryan Naylor
Hiring Industries:  Business, Education, Transportation, Sales, Customer Service, Technical Support, Retail, Healthcare, etc...

DeRosa Medical, P.C.
Scottsdale Office
McDowell Mountain Medical Center
9377 E. Bell Rd. Suite 361
Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
Office: (480) 619-4097
Fax: (480) 619-4098

Rosie Romero


Solution: According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association 32 percent of pet parents said shedding is one of the major drawbacks to owning a dog or cat.  . No one wants to sit on a couch only to realize they are covered in hair that isn't theirs! Reduce shedding by brushing a pet's coat at least once a week. Not only will this help remove excess hair, but it also helps cultivate an emotional bond between the pet and pet parent.

Solution: Although some dog breeds are prone to drooling, other breeds often salivate as a response to a certain situation. Some dogs may drool as a response to watching people eat. Reducing a pet's excitement will reduce drool. Many dogs love to interact with others and this is beneficial to their social health, however, all this can cause the dog to salivate. If excessive drooling is an issue, try separating dogs for a short period of time to relieve some of the excitement.

Solution: use springtime to refresh and disinfect old toys. It's also a good idea to wash  dog or cat's beds and stuffed animal toys.

Problem #4: SMELLY HOUSE
Solution: Walking into a house that smells of rodents, dogs or cats is never pleasant.  Regular bathing keeps a pet physically healthy while controlling pet dander and allergies, but bathing a dog once a week will also help eliminate dirt and debris on a pet's skin and coat helping to eliminate the smell. And, yes, even cats need baths sometimes. If an outdoor cat is dirty or needs a flea bath, water becomes a necessary evil for the kitty. Plus, bathing older cats can help clean the areas they are no longer able to reach. Small critters like hamsters and guinea pigs also need to be bathed. Although their baths don't contain water… a simple dirt or dust bath does wonders for their skin and coat. 

"Ick" Problem #5: FLEAS & TICKS
Solution: Ankle bites from fleas not only itch, but are outright annoying.As the weather heats up in spring, fleas and ticks tend to be more of an issue. Although bathing pets in a flea bath helps, many pet owners find it helpful to use an additional flea and tick medication. Topical, on the spot products, are successful in repelling fleas and killing those who have already made a home on a pet. 



7th annual Canstruction of art using Cans as part of the St. Mary's food bank alliance.
several  displays  up for public to see thru March 29.

Exhibit Dates: 3/16/2013 - 3/30/2013
Exhibit Location:
The Phoenix Convention Center West Building
Awards Gala: 3/26/2013, 17:00

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Arizona Center

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