Thursday, Sept. 10

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Healing Field
The City of Tempe, along with 250 volunteers, began assembling the "Healing Field" as way to memorialize those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Tomorrow the memorial ceremony will start promptly at 5:46 a.m. and go until 6:30 a.m. The "Healing Field." Will take place at the Tempe Beach Park. Today at 6:30 p.m. there will be a community Freedom Concert featuring American trumpeter Jesse McGuire, a cappella group MC6, Tempe High School Band and Tempe middle school choirs from Connolly, Fees and Gililland.

The American Red Cross will host blood drives at Tempe Beach Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-13. To make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-in donors are welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Freedom Concert
Friday, Sept. 11 | 5:46 a.m. | Memorial Ceremony
Friday, Sept. 11 | 7 p.m. | Candlelight Vigil

For more information, visit

Tempe Beach Park
72 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Sept. 11-13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

French Fry Heaven
French Fry Heaven made its debut in Arizona a few months ago but today, Sept. 10, it will be having a big grand opening event in Tempe starting at 6 p.m. There will be free sample tasting for all students. French Fry Heaven features extra crispy Belgian-style waffles and also offers "Breakfast Fries," Buffalo Chicken Fries, Dessert Fries, and customizable fries with 14 different salts and seasonings.

681 E Apache, #103, Tempe
Major Cross Streets: Rural and Apache

Hurricane Grill & Wings
With football season kicking off today, during every NFL game this season, Hurricane Grill & Wings is offering Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Fries, Jumbo Onion Rings, Fried Pickles, Fried Green Beans and a domestic pitcher of beer for only $19.99. Hurricane Grill & Wings is a beach-themed restaurant known for its more than 35 flavors of signature fresh, award-winning jumbo wings. Flavors range from traditional buffalo to a variety of very unique flavors.

Hurricane Grill & Wings
7450 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler
(Located across the street from Denny's)
1-10 & Chandler 

Dave Owens, Garden Guy
Contact Dave at or visit

Hubby Advice/Brian Ronalds
Brian Ronalds had what he thought was the perfect marriage. He and his wife were together for more than 20 years, 17 years of those as husband and wife, until one day all of that came crashing down. Brian's wife was having an affair and she chose the other man. 

This caused Brian to re-evaluate everything they both did in the relationship and try and determine what went wrong.  He realized quickly they were both at fault for the infidelity. His wife was wrong for seeking the attention of a man who was not her husband, but Brian was wrong because he could have been a better husband to his wife. Brian took everything he learned and put it to paper and "How NOT to be an A-hole Husband and LOSE your wife" was born.

The book is written with humorous undertones and gives men a 30-day guide on how to save and keep their relationship. It is written frankly with the goal of keeping other men from making the same mistake that Brian made in his relationship.   

Book signing event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at Bliss/Rebar in downtown Phoenix in the Roosevelt District.