Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

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GMAZ Hotline Links August 20, 2015

Phoenix Hiking Trails

Phoenix has some of the best hiking trails in the world. But some local hikers say they could be even better. So the Phoenix Mountain Preserve which oversees nearly 200 miles of hiking trails want to hear from you. The group wants to know your "hikes wish list." Thursday, Phoenix Mountain Preserve will host the first of three public open house meetings to get hiker feedback and concerns.

The first meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Devonshire Community Center on 28th Street and Indian School Road.

Devonshire Community Center

2802 E Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 256-3130

One Dollar House

The Valley's housing market continues to improve but homeowners are still looking for a great deal. So how about winning a house at auction for a price starting at just one dollar?

The home for auction is located in the 55-plus community in Sun Lakes. The house has three bedrooms, three baths and it is over 2,000 square feet.

The auction starts at 11 a.m. but bidders need to be there at 10 a.m. and will need to have a $1,000 deposit and 10 percent of the purchase price within 24 hours.



Tempe Beer Olympics

Get ready for the Olympics, that’s The Tempe Beer Olympics. From 8pm to 11 pm at Tempe Market Place. You can engage in more than 15 games including corn hole, relay races and flip cup.  Tickets are on sale now for $15 dollars. Advance tickets include 2 drink tickets, a Dave and Buster 4% dollar gift card and unlimited play all night.

For more information got to:


Dave Owens, Garden Guy

Contact Dave at or visit


"Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep" sleeping book

Getting your kids to fall asleep can sometimes be a struggle. But there’s a book that promising to end the bedtime battle for good. The book is called “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.” 

If your little one is having trouble sleeping you may want to try this book. You can find this book on


Divorce Mediation

Divorce can be tough especially on children. Michael Aurit, an expert in Divorce mediation shows ways to maintain a positive relationship during this process. He shows us four commitments you can make as co-parents that will change the course of your children’s live.

-Choose a healthier divorce: The best decision divorcing spouses can make is choosing divorce mediation and enlisting the help of a qualified neutral mediator. By avoiding court and engaging in respectful communication, parents will stay in control of their own future and lower their family's stress level.

-Be open and honest in advance: Parents should agree upon a truthful, carefully framed "mutual story of the divorce" will allow children to view divorce as a family re-organization rather than a family break-up.

-Never argue with or criticize the other co-parent in front of the children: A condescending comment or a display of anger will cause unnatural stress on children and can make them feel belittled and lower their self-esteem.

-Proactively support a child's relationship with the co-parent: Positively reinforcing a co-parent when communicating with your children will advance healthy child development.

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Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty and her super cute friends My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Chococat, Dear Daniel, and PurinTM will appear in this unique celebration of fun, friendship and Sanrio surprises! The new Festival format will feature Hello Kitty and her friends in multi-stage live performances and DJ-driven dance sequences, as well as interactive exhibits, animation, art, fashion, photo opportunities, event-exclusive collectibles and much more, all in an immersive festival environment!

They will be at the Gila river Arena, this Saturday and Sunday with two shows at 11 am and 6pm.

Tickets:   $30 adults, and $20 youth. A very limited number of the $100 Red Bow Packages and $200 Platinum Bow Packages* are also available. A facility fee of $4 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply.

For package details visit: or purchase online:

Gila River Arena

9400 W. Maryland Ave.

Glendale, AZ 85305