HOTLINE: Monday, Nov. 17

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Simulated Hazmat Drill
Fire units from all over the valley will be conducting a drill of a hazardous materials scenario on Monday, Nov. 17.  Strong visuals will include firefighters responding to a disaster at the Union Pacific Railroad yard.
 
The drill begins at 9 a.m. Valley firefighters will be demonstrating the training and response guidelines they use in handling hazardous materials emergencies. The Hazardous Materials Team is prepared to respond to a wide variety of hazardous materials incidents which include perilous emergencies like chemical fires and leaks, spills, transportation accidents, explosions and weapons of mass destruction.  Hazards involved may include toxicity, flammability, radiological exposure, corrosives, explosives, and chemical reactions or a combination of factors.
 
For more information on how the Phoenix Fire Department trains for Hazardous Materials
incidents, contact Captain Darrell Wiseman at (602) 403-7979.

Operation Christmas Child
It's called Operation Christmas Child, students at Gethsemane Lutheran School in Tempe will hold a huge packing party where they fill hundreds of shoeboxes and prepare them to be shipped to children all over the world in time for Christmas.
 
Gethsemane Lutheran School in Tempe
1035 E Guadalupe Rd.
Tempe, AZ ‎
(480) 839-0906 ‎
 
www.glstempe.com
www.facebook.com/glstempe
 
 
Monti's Closes Today
Set to close Nov. 17 after nearly 60 years in business in Tempe: Monti's La Casa Vieja, the oldest restaurant in Tempe, will close Monday, Nov. 17, after nearly 60 years in business, according to owner Michael Monti. Leonard Monti Sr., Michael's grandfather, bought the building in 1954, by which time it had been a restaurant and bar for more than a decade. He renamed it Monti's La Casa Vieja ("Old House") in 1956. Developers paid a reported $17 million for the 2.5-acre site and plan to build a 15-story office building, a 16-story Kimpton hotel, and 17,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Michael Monti says the developers have promised to preserve The Hayden House, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Monti says he has no plans to open another restaurant.
 
 
Golden Corral's 14th Annual Military Appreciation Monday
Golden Corral's 14th Annual Military Appreciation Monday will take place on Monday, November 17 to thank thousands of active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage.
 
Golden Corral-Mesa
1868 N. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ  
(480) 985-6793
 
www.goldencorral.com/military
 
 
Holiday Appetizers
If you're thinking about the holiday's and planning your menu's we learn how to create tasty, but simple holiday appetizers to impress your friends. We get lessons with Humble Pie's Chef Dominic on making Holiday capresse salad, party bruchette and roasted olives. They look simple, but this holiday garnishes and party presentation are really fun and impressive.
 
Humble Pie
6149 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
480-556-9900
www.humblepieusa.com