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Phoenix Veterans Day Parade
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

With more than 100 entries, this year's parade will have a special float with nearly 40 World War II veterans. The parade will also feature 16 floats, nine color guards, seven high school bands, six novelty units, several veterans service organizations and much more. 

The parade route runs southbound on Central Avenue starting at Montebello, turns east onto Camelback Road and turns south on Seventh Street, ending at Indian School Road.


Phoenix Congenital Heart Walk
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New Ronald McDonald House
The $2.1 million project renovated an existing building into a 12,600 square foot home-away-from home with 16 bedrooms, including four apartments with kitchens for families with children with suppressed immune systems; community kitchen, living room and dining room; play area for children; and an outdoor area for both children and adults. The new house means Ronald McDonald House Charities can care for 79 families a night.No family is ever turned away for not being able to make the $15 nightly donation.  The cost to house a family for one night is $49.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix
2225 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ

Harmful Detergent Pods
Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets have landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications. That's according to analysis of poison center data for 2012 and 2013. The results were published online Monday in Pediatrics. There were over 17,000 poison center calls about the products in those years involving children younger than 6. Most weren't seriously harmed. But one child died last year and researchers say the risks highlight a need for even safer packaging. Some manufacturers already have revised packaging and labels. The products contain concentrated liquid laundry soap and seem to cause more severe problems than regular detergent. Experts say the products should be stored out of reach and sight of children. 

Superbowl Landmark Unveiled
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation that drives Arizona's plan for Super Bowl XLIX and is responsible for the $30 million fundraising goal. The Host Committee plans and stages Super Bowl XLIX and all of its associated events in partnership with the NFL. In addition, the Host Committee is the catalyst to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to maximize positive media exposure, positive economic impact for the region and to leave a lasting legacy long after Super Bowl XLIX.  For more information and links to social media sites, visit

Official Office Building of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 

Renaissance Tower One
2 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

National Cupcake Day
It is National Vanilla Cupcake Day! And, we're celebrating with local Case Grande business owner Chris Orozco and O cupcakes... and there's nothing plain about this vanilla! Chris brings an assortment of cupcakes for display, and a mixer with and all the goods to show us her secret of the best tasting vanilla cupcakes this side of town! Vanilla cupcakes are a delightful treat that can be found at children's birthday parties, weddings, and everywhere in between. Whether they are decorated with simple store-bought frosting or a state-of-the-art design, vanilla cupcakes are a delicious dessert for people of all ages to enjoy.Did you know that cupcakes are called "fairy cakes" in England? The name is inspired by the idea that the miniature cakes are the perfect size for a party of fairies to enjoy. Celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day by baking cupcakes for your kids, friends, or coworkers!

Chris Orozco
"O Cupcakes"
(602) 796-4697

Vickie's Potato Chips
Vickie's Potato Chips Recipe

6-8 potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed
2 cups pure peanut oil (or any cooking oil with a high smoke point)
Sea salt to taste

1. Thinly slice potatoes with a sharp knife or mandolin. Try to create uniform slice   thickness so chips will cook evenly.

2. In a heavy pot heat oil to 375-380 degrees F checking temperature with a cooking thermometer or use an electric fryer set to 375-380 F

3. Drop one potato slice into oil. If the slice begins to cook rapidly, bubbling around the edges, the oil is hot enough.

4. Carefully add 1-2 cups potato slices to oil. Stir gently with a wooden spoon to prevent slices from sticking together. Cook until golden.

5.Remove chips from oil with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with sea salt. Serve warm or cool.

Vickie is an entrepreneur and a dedicated home cook. She believes everyone can cook healthy, delicious meals at home and that they are meant to be shared around the table with family and friends.

Vickie, creator of the legendary Miss Vickie's potato chips, has a new cookbook called "Miss Vickie's Kitchen", it was released last month, and it's both a collection of recipes and the story of a family legacy spanning decades. 

Nintendo Airstream
The Experience Nintendo Airstream Tour is going to be back in Phoenix on Monday, November 10 in order to give select press the opportunity to check out its 2014 holiday lineup including the hottest new games for the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS including Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, among others. In addition, we will provide a sneak peak of amiibo, a new line of figures featuring Nintendo's most iconic characters that will interact with multiple games in unique new ways.