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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 or log onto

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

Wally's Weekly Car Review
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2015 Mazda 3 Grand Touring

ext. Soul Red Metallic
Mechanical Features
2.5L DOHC I4          184 HP        185 Lb Ft
6 Speed Manual Trans
4 wheel Independent Suspension
18 Inch Alloy Wheels w/ 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Exterior Features
Auto Bi Zenon Adaptive  Headlights w/LED Driving Lights
Rain Sensing Wipers
Heated Side Mirrors w/Turn Signals
Color Coded Rear Spoiler
LED Tail Lights
Interior Features
Leather Interior w/6 Way Adjustable Heated Driver Seat w/Lumbar
7" Infotainment Display
Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
Keyless Entry w/Push Button Start
60/40 Split Rear Seat
Active Driver Display w/ Gunsight HUD
25 MPG City       37 MPG Highway           Real World 32.3 MPG
MSRP $25,045.00        As Tested $26,335.00
Howard Fleishman Community Tire Pros
It's the time of year many of us welcome scary sights and sounds -- except when it comes to our cars. If your ride is conjuring up images from the 1983 movie 'Christine' about a car possessed by an evil spirit, listen up. Howard Fleischmann Sr. of Community Tire Pros is breaking down common scary sounds.

Halloween Safety Tips
It's that time of year again! Soon little ghosts and goblins, cartoon characters, superheroes and ghouls of all types will fill our streets with jubilant screams. They will bang on our doors and threaten serious trickery if their demands for sweet treats are not immediately met! It's Halloween and it's all in great fun. So, let's keep them safe.

Guidelines for Parents and Trick or Treaters:

-All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

-Costumes should not be restrictive, should not hinder the vision of the child, and should be clearly visible at night (costumes with light-reflecting materials are highly recommended).

-Your children should be cautioned to not consume treats before they can be carefully inspected by parents.

-Homemade-type treats (baked goods, Rice Krispies Treats, etc.) and fruits/nuts should not be consumed unless parents know from where they came. 

-Trick-or-treating should be enjoyed in well-lighted communities, and only well-lit homes should be approached.

-Adults should carry flashlights and, if at all possible, children should also carry portable lighting of some type.

-All traffic rules for pedestrians should be followed. Motor vehicle traffic will increase in our communities during Halloween eve. Parents should be cautious as they move about with their children and we want to remind drivers to be on the look out for those ghosts and goblins.

Guidelines for those who pass out treats:

-Distributing homemade treats should be avoided. These type treats will often be thrown out unless the parents know the provider.

-Ensure that your home is well-lit for the children if you intend to pass out treats.

-Be wary of those who approach your home seeking monetary donations of any kind (including the sale of products). Halloween is not the time for this. If you cannot verify that the solicitation is legitimate, do not participate.

-If you are concerned that a child is too young to be out alone and you can confirm that there is no adult supervision, call your local police for assistance.

A few extra points:

-Older children (perhaps beyond 12 years of age) should travel in groups and remain in familiar neighborhoods.

-Everyone should adhere to the hours for trick-or-treating as established by your community.

-If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call police right away.

It really is a great time of year for our community; some say this is when the fall and winter holidays begin! So let's start the season off by having a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

Pumpkin Skin & Hair Beauty Benefits 
Every fall, like clockwork, the pumpkin obsession begins anew with the return of pumpkin pies, pumpkin candles and pumpkin spice lattes, but what about pumpkin beauty products? Turns out there's a lot more out there than just kitschy perfume. Here with us today, we have beauty expert Lisa Kasanicky, founder of Arizona Spa Girls, to share why pumpkin is poised to become the hot new beauty ingredient.

DIY Pumpkin Hand & Foot Scrub:
Pamper your dry, cracked feet with this simple soothing and moisturizing pumpkin foot scrub
* 1/4 cup of cooked or canned pumpkin puree
* 1/4 cup of brown sugar
* 1 T of coffee grounds
* 1 T. lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon of almond oil or jojoba oil or olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well. Apply the pumpkin scrub to your feet, scrubbing gently with the mixture. Rinse with warm water and gently towel dry. Any leftover scrub can be stored in the fridge for up to five days. This recipe makes enough for two people.

24 Carrots Natural Café & Urban Juicery

Local vegan eatery showcases unique pumpkin dishes including pumpkin pesto, pumpkin tacos and pumpkin enchiladas.

2 cups pepitas (pumpkin seeds) toasted
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 medjool dates
2 cloves garlic, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp cayanne pepper (optional)