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Dr. Art Mollen

Dr. Mollen's Practice is located at 16100 N. 71st St. in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-656-0016, log onto www.drartmollen.com, or email him at askdrartmollen@gmail.com.

Sunday's Sweetheart

If you'd like to add Sunday's Sweetheart or any other pet to your family, contact The Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7585. For more information about AHS events and programs, visit www.azhumane.org.

Summer is here and if parents are looking for a great camp for the kids, check out AHS’ Camp Compassion. Nothing is more exciting than a day filled with animal fun and learning how to help shelter animals.

Summer heat, fire safety and your car

Did you know your car could start a grass fire? Howard Fleischman from Community Tire Pros shared some tips on how to avoid sparking a fire. He also talked about how to keep the heat from affecting your car's tires, air conditioning and batteries.

Fire safety - Did you now your car can cause a spark? Pausing or parking a car or truck in tall grass or over shrubs can start fires. This not only may damage your vehicle but may also start a quickly moving fire. Do not park where vegetation is touching the underside of your vehicle. Safety chains or other trailer equipment must not drag or dangle; these can get hot or create sparks. Check your tire pressure too, as driving on exposed wheel rims can cause sparks. Do not let the brake pads wear too thin, as the resulting metal-on-metal contact can generate sparks. Finally, be careful driving through or parking on dry grass, as hot exhaust pipes can start fires on grass and vegetation. Avoid parking cars, trucks or recreational vehicles on dry grass or brush. Exhaust systems/hot catalytic converter on vehicles can reach a temperature of more than 1,000 degrees; it only takes about 500 degrees to start a brush fire in the summer.

Keep your car cool - There is no better time than now for an AC checkup. If your air conditioner is not running ice cold, you should have your refrigerant checked, as well as your condenser and belts. Plus, how do you get rid of that musty smell? And does the color of your car's exterior matter?

Tires – Tires can be severely affected by the heat. Learn about tread separation on the hot roads and why the summer heat can be to blame. Also, travel tips to keep you and your family SAFE before hitting the hot highways. BATTERIES: Did you know that the summer heat can SUCK the life out of your car battery? Learn what you can do to not be stuck on the side of the road or a dark parking lot with a dead battery.

Wally's Weekly Car Review


For more on Wally Cahill, visit www.azmotorsportsmania.tv. He is also on Facebook at Wally's Weekly Car Reviews and Twitter @CahillWally.

Local Work

We get a rundown on the Valley's hottest jobs from Ryan Naylor.

www.localwork.com

3 jobs (especially for veterans):

Knight Transportation - Market Managers
Universal Background Screening - Court Research Specialists
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Management Trainee

Job tip (especially for veterans): Highlight your transferable skills heavily. Avoid using military jargon, ranks, etc. It's confidence that sells, not arrogance. Check your ego. Emphasize your dedication to the job, the task at hand, and your ability to get it done with minimal oversight. Stress how powerful your leadership training and experience was. Twenty-four-seven you had to be relied on at a moments notice not just to execute a program, but to save lives if needed. Few roles in corporations prepare you that diligently, yet still require you to be coachable.

Chef Dad

To ask Chef Dad questions, email questions@chefdad.com. For more of Chef Dad's recipes, go to www.chefdad.com. For more information on Dad's Catering, go to www.dadscatering.com.

Chef Dad’s “Low Cal” Chocolate Strawberry Mousse

Ingredients:

-8 oz. tub of Cool Whip lite (500 cal.)
-1.4 oz. box of Jell-O brand chocolate instant pudding – sugar and fat free
-1 3/4 cups fat free milk (this plus pudding mix = 300 cal.)
-1 lb. container of fresh strawberries (145 cal.)
-3.5 oz. box of Butterfinger bites or XL size candy bar (360 cal.)

Cooking:

1. Cool Whip comes frozen from the store, so put it and the Butterfinger candy in the fridge for a few hours or overnight before putting this together.

2. Combine the milk and pudding mix in a bowl then use a whisk to mix together for two minutes. Be sure you only use 1 3/4 cups of milk instead of the normal box instructions of 2 cups because we want a thicker consistency. Cover and let chill while we prepare the other ingredients. It will thicken in about five or 10 minutes.

3. Remove the green leafy top of the strawberry and dice each one into several small pieces. Put in a large bowl and set aside.

4. Put your Butterfinger candy on your cutting board and chop into lots of small pieces. Put them into the bowl with the strawberries and toss to combine.

5. When ready to assemble, use a big bowl to combine all ingredients using the “folding method” with a spatula. After everything has been combined, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours and up to overnight before serving. You can serve in a bowl, wine glass, margarita glass, coffee cup or whatever. Feeling fancy? Add a bit more whip cream from the can on it with a cherry on top. This recipe makes approximately eight 1-cup servings.

Cook’s Notes: With the total batch having just over 1,300 calories and eight 1-cup servings, that equals about 160 calories per serving. My kids wanted more of the candy in there. So if you used a second box of Butterfinger bites, that adds another 45 calories per serving. If you don’t like strawberries, feel free to use blueberries or raspberries instead.

Hollywood Costume exhibit

Through July 6, the Phoenix Art Museum presents the Western U.S. premiere of Hollywood Costume, a major, multimedia exhibition featuring more than 75 costumes from a century of filmmaking, many of which have never been displayed outside the walls of secured studio archives and private collections. This ticketed exhibition is organized by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Tickets can be purchased at www.phxart.org, by phone at 602-257-2138, or in person. Tickets for this special exhibition include general admission and are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 17, and free for children under age 6.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ

Special Hollywood Costume hours: Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.