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Donate to the firefighter's memorial

People can donate to the Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial by texting MEMORIAL to 20222, going to the Crowdfunding age, or visiting

Fire ban lifted at Maricopa County parks

  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Adobe Dam Regional Park
  • Buckeye Hills Regional Park
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park
  • Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • McDowell Mountain Regional Park
  • Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

For more information about Maricopa County parks, check out

MountainSide Fitness

West Valley's hottest new place to work out is also the hottest place to work! In anticipation of their new Arrowhead location, Mountainside Fitness will hold a job fair today and tomorrow, October 7th and 8th from 10 a.m.  2 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, located at 8408 West Paradise Lane in Peoria.
More than 100 ful and part-time positions are available, including front administrative, desk receptionist, personal trainers, group instructors, membership sales, café, maintenance tech and child care staff.
Mountainside Fitness' new Arrowhead facility is located off the Loop 101 at 20250 N. 75th Avenue in Glendale, Arizona 85308. This will be their 12th Valley location and add to its growing workforce of more than 1,100 individuals. An Open House Preview Party will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where guests will enjoy entertainment, food, prizes and games.
Mountainside Fitness, which is also celebrating its 25th year in business is proud to offer guests more than 80 group fitness classes, state-of-the-art child-care, complimentary towel service and no enrollment fees.

For more information visit or call 1.866.MTN.FITT.

Hampton Inn
8408 West Paradise Lane
Peoria, Arizona 85382
Phone: (623) 486-9918

Motherhood Rescheduled

Women who don't know whether they want to be moms, or who are focused on career, worry that it might be too late to have biological children by the time they figure it all out... It's a topic Tyra Banks has talked about recently as she faces struggles right now in expanding her family. In a new book called Motherhood Rescheduled, Sarah Elizabeth Banks discusses how you can have it all, she explores reproductive science, and why she's glad she froze her eggs.

Sarah Elizabeth Banks and Dr. John Couvaras, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologis, will be at the Arizona Historical Society  at Papago Park for Egg Freezing Event and Speaker series, tonight at 6pm.

Egg Freezing Event & Speaker Series
Why Every Woman Deserves a Fertility Plan
Arizona Historical Society at Papago Park
1300 N. College Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
6pm reception
7:15pm speaker series followed by Q&A

In the Pink
We're taking the guilt out of shopping this morning.... there are tons of retailers and websites offering products to support breast cancer awareness. Valery Lodato shows us some great finds that give back the entire month of October.

Shopping is a ton of fun for most women  but this month, the icing on the cake is that many retailers donate a portion of the money you spend on helping battle breast cancer! Here are a table full of great finds that give back, taking the guilt out of shopping in October!
-First, for baby -  ciao! baby The Portable High Chair has a year-round promotion donating $3.00 for every pink chair to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. "ciao! Baby" is perfect for family barbecues, picnics and camping too! The go-anywhere mealtime solution is lightweight and folds right up into a carrying bag. With a cup holder built-in and BPA free plastic cover on the tray, it makes it easier to wipe clean and fold up in seconds. Created for babies up to toddlers 3 years old.
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-Fall jeans in a fun design! We love "Existence Jeans" from FIGI Jeans. Buy these swank and comfy pants and 40% of the price tag will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
- Need inspiration? Just look down! This month, M by Mind in Motion a line created by a champion athlete and acclaimed motivational speaker is featuring a special t-shirt and will donate 30% of all proceeds to BCRF. The shirt is called "Pink is the Color of Strength." It has the word STRENGTH written in pink upside down at the bottom, so you can look down and be reminded to stay strong!  Check out for more details.

- Supersmile will be donating 80% of proceeds of their Crystal Collection Toothbrush in Pink Diamond" to SHARE Breast Cancer Charity during the month of October. This toothbrush satisfies the highest standards of beauty and performance. It effectively cleans under the gum line, polishes and whitens the teeth at the same time. Check out:  
-Gorgeous, global-inspired fashion jewelry brand, Boho Betty is giving back too. For the entire month of October, Boho Betty will donate 10% for any pink bracelet purchased to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Boho Betty provides bold, worldly designs for fashion-forward women.

-Skinn Cosmetics is focused on your feet! They will donate 100% of sales of their Foot Fetish Heel Balm to support Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  The sweet-smelling balm glides on like butter, yet absorbs quickly to smooth, hydrate and exfoliate rough or cracked feet. Vitamin A, C and E, Shea Butter, Grapefruit, Meadowfoam Seed and Jojoba Oils work together to reveal your most silky, petal-soft skin yet!
-Not only is it Pink, but it's called "The Breast of Everything." From Scrubz Natural Sugar Scrub comes "The Breast of Everything" scrub  it smells yummy, cleanses, exfoliates, smooths and softens your skin and for each jar purchased, 50% will go toward, The Women Together Fighting Cancer Organization!    $8.95 and up at


Pinspiration is a DIY arts and crafts studio/wine bar/events space in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area located on High Street (City North). Pinspiration is complete with a large crafting room, a DIY retail corner, a VIP party space, an all-you-can-create area for the kids and Arizona's only Splatter Room.


5410 E High Street, Ste 105
Phoenix, AZ  85054  
Phone Number:  480-636-8010    
Please call ahead at 480-636-8010 or email before visiting so we can make sure your space is reserved for your group.

Mommy Savings

Millenials, often bounce around the job market, take time off to raise kids and put retirement on the back burner.  Some millennials may have as many as 20 employers before they retire.  Seeing their parents burned by the stock market, they may have a stagnant 401k from an old job or have yet to vest or invest.  Nancy Tengler of Arizona Bank & Trust and author of The Women's Guide to Successful Investing is here to tell you why millennials and the markets need to make-up and move-on.

It sounds simple, but roll over your 401K into an IRA you'll actually gain more investment options then your previous company's 401K and the conversion is free.
If you get a new job, make sure your company is matching the 401K and contribute to it.  Don't forget about that IRA either.  If you are able to contribute to put aside extra money contribute to that, too.
Investing in stocks is another options and I will give some of my coined "Intelligent Investment Rules"
Be Mostly Right  Intelligent Investment Rule #1:
Having any investment discipline is better than having no discipline at all; once your investment strategy is established, never deviate. (But if you fall off the wagon, don't give up, get right back on and stay the course.)
Finish, but don't race to the finish - Intelligent Investment Rule #2:  
Don't run with the fast crowd:  Establish a discipline that meets your objectives.  Never chase total return and never, never, never buy a stock in a company you do not understand or does not meet your risk and investing objectives.
Buy great companies at a bargain price - Intelligent Investment Rule #10:  
Stocks to own for a lifetime should be the stocks of great companies that are industry and brand leaders with a track record of sound, ethical management.  The survivors, who dominate their industry.  Build a portfolio of great companies across economic sectors for your lifetime holdings.
Buy stock like you buy toilet paper - Intelligent Investment Bonus Rule (not roll): Focus on price and yield.

Arizona Bank & Trust
Camelback Banking Center
2036 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

H&M Fall Fashions

It's beginning to feel like fall this week with cooler temps arriving, and soon enough Arizonans will be debuting their stylish scarves, booties, hats and other fall fashions.
In Arizona, we like to celebrate the fall season just like Chicago, New York and San Francisco. We're entitled to wear those in-style fall fashions, too, right?
Thankfully H&M is striking once again, by opening its newest location in at Tempe Marketplace and today is the grand opening day.
It's a good thing H&M offers the hottest trends that won't have you breaking the bank. The highly-anticipated 20,240-square-foot H&M store features the latest fall looks ranging from updated classics and basics to styles that reflect today's international trends in clothing and accessories for women, men, teens and children. And don't forget, H&M also offers sportswear, underwear and footwear.
The grand opening will be a celebration for everyone. Beginning at Noon today, Thursday, Oct. 8, customers will have the chance to celebrate the opening of the new store with an array of fun giveaways, goodies, specials, DJ music and more, so be sure to arrive early.
Don't let fashion go to waste! Bring in a bag of unwanted clothes before the grand opening and enter to win a gift card valued up to $250, as part of the retailer's commitment to sustainability.

Year-round, H&M runs its "Together We Can Close the Loop" campaign by encouraging shoppers to bring in a bag of unwanted clothing to receive a coupon for 15% of their next purchase. H&M also works hard to ensure that all of its products are made under good working conditions, and with the least possible impact on the environment.

For More information

H&M  (at Tempe Marketplace)
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

Dave Owens, TheGarden Guy/Japanese Garden

Contact Dave at, or visit
For more

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
1125 N 36rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ,
Phone #: 602-256-3204