Wednesday, Feb. 10

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Career Fair to Feature Over 20 Employers

Maricopa County Workforce Development, a division of the Human Services Department of Maricopa County, will hold a career fair on February 10th at its East Valley Career Center located at 735 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 134 at the intersection of Gilbert and Guadalupe in Gilbert. The fair will be held from 10:00am- 1:00pm and feature over 20 employers including Sears, CVS Health and Wells Fargo. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a current resume, dress professionally and be prepared to network with employers.

Maricopa Workforce Connections provides career seekers with no cost resources to assist in obtaining employment or career training. Services include employment workshops, career guidance and connections with employers. Services are offered Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm at both the West Valley Career Center and the East Valley Career Center. For a calendar of workshops, career center locations and more information, please visit:

East Valley Career Center 
735 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 134 
Gilbert, Arizona 85234

Fry's Food Stores says it is hiring nearly 900 permanent and part-time employees for a variety of positions statewide.

Jobs the company is looking to fill include assistant department heads, all-purpose clerks, pharmacy technicians and department management positions. The company is also looking for candidates for its management development program.

To apply, go to and "apply for store jobs."

Local Love- Hello Merch

Valley t-shirt company prints, warehouses, and distributes "HELLO" merchandise.

For more information visit: or Instagram: @helloapparel

Hello Apparel / Hello, LLC 
7310 W. Roosevelt, #32
Phoenix, AZ 85043

Adventure-land expansion set to open at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

What began as a modest zoo with about 300 animals and a tongue twister of a name on 25 acres in the West Valley 31 years ago, has grown to Arizona's largest collection of wild and exotic animals with more than 6000 individuals and over 600 species on 120 acres.  The latest addition opening this season is another 15 acre parcel visible along the state route 303, nicknamed "Adventure-land" for its 4 new rides and dozens of species that are brand new to the Wildlife World collection. Plus, the expansion features a new Mexican restaurant called "ZooBerto's."

"The name 'Adventure-land' seemed to fit almost from the start of the project because building these towering new rides and habitats for so many novel animals has been just that for our staff, and we know it will be an exciting adventure for our visitors this season, too," comments zoo founder and director, Mickey Ollson.

Opening February 1, 2016, Adventure-land is included with general admission and is accessible to guests from the main zoo grounds. Visitors will be greeted by a large black bear exhibit at the entrance to Adventure-land.  From there they will encounter species from north, central and south America including: mountain lions, bobcat, white bison, 3 varieties of foxes including the Arctic fox, varieties of deer, a rare tayra, monkeys, lesser anteater, and many more.

In keeping with the successful launch of Arizona's first public aquarium in 2009, and more recently, the opening of an all new Safari Park in 2014, Adventure-land will bring visitors and animals closer together.  It will also increase the number of ride attractions at Wildlife World to ten.  

The list of new ride attractions includes the classic flying scooters, a two seater zip line, a family roller coaster, and a 100-foot tall soaring swing ride, with unparalleled views as one of the tallest structures in the West Valley.  The tall swing and zip line will zoom visitors’ level with, and even above, some of the vertical primate exhibits.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ (SE corner of state route 303 and northern Ave.) We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. Zoo exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last zoo admission is at 5:00 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime admission includes access to the zoo, aquarium and safari park.  Special reduced evening admission to Aquarium-Only is available after 5:00 p.m.
For more info: (623) 935-WILD (9453) or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and  

Eating Disorder: Dr. Julie T Anne'

Dr. Julie T. Anne' is a licensed Psychologist and Eating Disorder Specialist.  Dr. Anne' is the Founder and Clinical Director of A New Beginning and TheHealthyWeighOut, Scottsdale's innovative outpatient treatment centers dedicated to the care and healing of adults, adolescents and children struggling to overcome all eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder), depression, anxiety, abuse/trauma, family issues and relational/marriage conflict.

Helping individuals overcome their emotional struggles since 1994, Dr. Anne' and her team of compassionate professionals wholeheartedly believe in the ability of all individuals to recover fully from their psychological difficulties and to experience life in a fulfilled and meaningful manner.

Dr. Julie T. Anne' 
9825 N. 95th Street, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 941- 4247 

Valentine Pet Party

Villa La Paws Pet Resort & Spa, a Phoenix-based, stress-free dog daycare, boarding, grooming and dog training company is hosting a grand opening party on Saturday, February 13 at their new Scottsdale location, located at 10855 N. 116th Street in Scottsdale. The Valentine's Day-themed event will feature a pet photo station, doggie "kissing booth," and face painting for kids. Villa La Paws has also teamed with local animal rescue groups ABC Animal Rescue, Bully Pride of Arizona, and Love of Dogs to bring loveable pets available for adoption. 

The free event, which is open to the public and leashed pets, will also have dog training demos, raffle prizes, free nail trims, food and treats for pets and people, and tours of the new Scottsdale resort. Villa La Paws Resort & Spa launched in Phoenix, Ariz. in 2005 and has become recognized as a premier stress-free indoor/outdoor dog daycare, boarding, grooming and training facility. They've become an award-wining dog daycare, boarding and grooming facility. 

Villa La paws strives to reduce stress on the pet by eliminating cages, allowing dogs to be with their pack (this reduces separation anxiety), and reduce stress and worry for pet parents. To do this, they we have professionally trained staff on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and via webcams, which pet parents can access anytime, anywhere -even on a smart phone. Headquartered in Phoenix, Villa La Paws Pet Resort & Spa also has locations in Maple Shade, NJ, and Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more details, visit

Villa La Paws Resort and Spa in Scottsdale
Saturday, February 13 
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
10855 N. 116th Street Suite 150 Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 391-7299

Sassy's Cafe and Bakery
4210 E. Main St.
Mesa AZ 85213
7 AM - 5 PM
Monday through Saturday
Closed Sundays
Breakfast served until 10:30 a.m., Lunch served until 3 p.m.
(480) 649-3067