Wednesday, June 22

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Heat Warning: "Take a Hike. Do it Right." 

As part of the ongoing "Take a Hike. Do it Right." hiking safety campaign, city of Phoenix park rangers have created a Concierge Education Program. Through the program, park rangers are working to educate concierge contacts around the Valley about hiking safety and ensure they have accurate information to supply to guests about trail descriptions and difficulty levels.

Visit to view the "Take a Hike. Do it Right." hiking safety message. Also, follow PhoenixParks on social media and #HikeRight for the latest updates.

Food City Job Fair

Food City Supermarkets will host a hiring fair at its Indian School location in Phoenix today from 3 pm to 7pm. Team members will be onsite to conduct interviews, answer questions and will even be able to hire qualified individuals on the spot. 

Food City has an immediate need to fill positions at all of its Valley stores. Roles include:

  •     Produce Clerk
  •     Courtesy Clerk
  •     Cashier 
  •     Bakers
  •     Cake Decorators
  •     Deli Clerk
  •     Meat Service Clerk

Food City offers competitive pay, flexible schedule options, and career growth and advancement opportunities. Bi-lingual preferred but not required.

Food City Supermarket
1940 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix
(Northwest corner of Indian School Road and 19th Avenue) 

For more information visit:

Drone Rules

The FAA released new rules on drone operations. Local drone pilot Mark Taylor from Extreme Aerial Productions break down these new laws so ALL hobbyist drone pilots understand the changes!!
The new rule, which takes effect in late August, offers safety regulations for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations.
The rule's provisions are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. The regulations require pilots to keep an unmanned aircraft within visual line of sight. Operations are allowed during daylight and during twilight if the drone has anti-collision lights. The new regulations also address height and speed restrictions and other operational limits, such as prohibiting flights over unprotected people on the ground who aren't directly participating in the UAS operation.

The FAA is offering a process to waive some restrictions if an operator proves the proposed flight will be conducted safely under a waiver. The FAA will make an online portal available to apply for these waivers in the months ahead.
"With this new rule, we are taking a careful and deliberate approach that balances the need to deploy this new technology with the FAA's mission to protect public safety," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "But this is just our first step. We're already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations."

Under the final rule, the person actually flying a drone must be at least 16 years old and have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate. To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, an individual must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. If qualifying under the latter provision, a pilot must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and must take a UAS online training course provided by the FAA. The TSA will conduct a security background check of all remote pilot applications prior to issuance of a certificate.

For more information on the new FAA rules visit:

Extreme Aerial Productions
8912 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Ste. 561
Scottsdale, AZ  85225

Facebook: Extreme Aerial Productions
Twitter: @XtremeAerialPro    
Instagram: ExtremeAerialProductions

Local Love: Reshoevn8r

Reshoevn8r is your one stop shop offering unique premium shoe care products to clean and protect your footwear. Founded in Tucson, Arizona in 2011, owner Stephen Grear and his team have managed to build Reshoevn8r into one of the top premier shoe care companies in the world, providing an all-natural cleaning solution. Whether you are an avid sneakerhead or just someone that likes clean kicks, they have a wide variety of products for all your shoe care needs. Do you need to clean your kid’s shoes, your sports shoes, your everyday shoes, or a pair you wore out for a night on the town? Don't worry, they have you covered!
What makes Reshoevn8r different? They love their customers as much as their customers love them! Although Reshoevn8r focuses on growing each day, they stand up and stand out to go above and beyond to provide their customers with the best quality of service possible. Reshoevn8r believes in making your cleaning and protection experience as easy as 1, 2, 3, by providing a YouTube channel where they have over 50+ "how to" instructional videos with tips and tricks on properly using their products to get the best results possible ( With 24/7 customer service, what more could you ask for? Thinking of throwing your shoes away? Get the most out of your shoes today! 

Visit to learn more about the world's greatest go-green cleaning and protection products on the market!

Got Clean Kicks "Reshoevn8r" re-shoe-ve-nate-er
2401 W Phelps Rd unit B Phoenix AZ 85023

The many benefits of Himalayan Salt for Our Well being 

Himalayan Salt Puffer helps with Asthma, Allergies, Coughs, Colds and Flu
Many uses of Himalayan Salt for cooking and as a supplement for headaches, leg cramps and acid reflux.  Himalayan Salt matches the human bodies’ chemistry.

Father's Day Sale 20% discount thru June 25th

For more information visit: 

Himalayas Salt Lamps & More, 
240 W Main St, Mesa, Az. 85201

Onion Ring Day/Joe's Farm Grill 

Check out Joe's farm grill famously crunchy onion rings. Visit their website:

Joe's Farm Grill 
Address: 3000 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296 
Phone: (480) 563-4745

The Wildlife World Zoo/Short tailed opossum

Short tailed opossum facts:

  • Found in Brazil
  • Natives like them because they help control the insect and rodent population is a pouch less marsupial 
  • Opossums are found in the US and South America
  • Possums are found in Australia 
  • 14 day gestation period
  • Semi prehensile tail
  • Uses its teeth for intimidation 

The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park.
For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website

Effective Communication Strategies with Alzheimer's Patients: 

1.    Recognize what you're up against. Alzheimer's disease inevitably gets worse with time. People with Alzheimer's will gradually have a more difficult time understanding others, as well as communicating in general.
2.    Speak clearly and naturally in a warm and calm voice. Refrain from 'babytalk' or any other kind of condescension. Voice intonation is important. 
3.    Talk about one thing at a time. Someone with dementia may not be able to engage in the mental juggling involved in maintaining a conversation with multiple threads.
4.    Use nonverbal cues. For example, maintain eye contact and smile. This helps put your loved one at ease and will facilitate understanding. And when dementia is very advanced, nonverbal communication may be the only option available.
5.    Don't argue. Your conversations are not likely to go very far if you try to correct every inaccurate statement your loved one makes. It's okay to let delusions and misstatements go.
6.    Have patience. Give your loved one extra time to process what you say. If you ask a question, give a moment to respond. Don't let frustration get the better of you.
7.    Understand there will be good days and bad days. While the general trend of dementia sufferers is a downward decline, people with dementia will have ups and downs just like anyone else.

Alzheimer's is growing, and fast. 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65, that's according the Alzheimer's Association. Today at 9:30am Peoria is hosting an Alzheimer's conference that the public is invited to attend to learn more about this terrible disease?

This conference can provide valuable information for caregivers, family members and friends of someone with Alzheimer's. The three topics to be presented will be: "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease," "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors" and "Effective Communication Strategies." There are only a few spots left so be sure to register by contacting Debbie Pearson at or call 623-773-7070.

Alzheimer's Association - Desert Southwest Chapter
1028 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ  85006-2662

Metabolism Mess-Ups

We may think we are eating healthy but there are lots of trigger foods which can mess-up our metabolism.  Life Time Fitness Registered Dietician, Julie Brown, is here with what you should avoid and how you can replace it with something else in your diet.
 - Too much fruit juice swap it out for Coconut Water
- Granola bars - swap it out for a low sugar protein bar
- Vegetable or Canola Oil - swap out for coconut oil
- Peanut Butter - Make sure it is natural or better yet Almond Butter
- Soy protein swap it out for whey protein or pea/rice protein
- Fat Free/Low Fat Milk & dairy swap it out for high fat dairy product
- Pasta swap it out for spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles

Life Time Fitness 

Life Time Fitness - Tempe
1616 W Ruby Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 705-8855

Life Time Fitness - Gilbert
381 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (480) 892-5020

Life Time Fitness - Scottsdale
6850 E Chauncey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: (480) 538-9009

Life Time Fitness Palm Valley
14540 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: (623) 536-9595

LifePower Yoga Pima Crossing
8642 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 607-0900

Bitter & Twisted

Founded in 2014, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour (B&T) is a multi-award-winning cocktail bar housed inside the historic 1920s-era Luhrs City Center in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. Led by the Scottish-born Principal Barman & Proprietor, Ross Simon, B&T has won both critical and popular acclaim for it's innovative, from-scratch cocktail program (whimsically packaged in a 24-page illustrated Book o' Cocktails), including five types of house-made ice, from hand-carved ice balls and punchbowl-ready "super cubes," to shaved ice and crushed nuggets. B&T is also complimented by an array of house made ingredients which includes 16 different house-infused spirits made with fresh ingredients such as grilled pineapple or pure vanilla bean, as well as 14 varieties of house-made syrups, sugars and foams.

Bitter & Twisted
1 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix

7th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival

The 7th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival, presented by Findlay Toyota and produced by R Entertainment North, returns to Pepsi Amphitheater (@PepsiAmpFlag, Sat., June 25, 12-4pm. The signature fundraiser for Friends of Coconino County Parks, the event delivers guests the singular experience of sampling international and domestic wine, craft beer and savoring culinary creations from popular Northern Arizona restaurants against the backdrop of the world's largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest.  

TICKETS.  Tickets are $45 and include four well-crafted wine/beer samples, unlimited food tasting and a complimentary wine glass. The option for additional wine tastings for purchase are available at the event. Tickets at or by phone at 1-866-977-6849.  The event benefits Friends of Coconino Country Parks.

About Friends of Coconino County Parks, Inc. Friends of Coconino Country Parks is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission to support Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department initiatives in land conservation, park development, volunteerism and recreational activities. and

Discover Northern Arizona's Popular Eateries
7th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival 
Returns to Pepsi Amphitheater Sat., June 25, 12-4pm
Finest International & Domestic Wines | Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting 
Unlimited Gourmet Food Tasting
Benefiting Friends of Coconino County Parks
Tickets at

Citrus Zesty Coleslaw Recipe
1 orange zest
1 lemon zest 
1 orange juice
1 lemon juice 
2 oz. plain yogurt
2 oz. mayo 
2 oz. honey
1/2 oz. rice wine vinegar
Salt and pepper 
Combine all ingredients and chill.
Veggie mix
1 oz. Shredded Napa cabbage 
.5 oz. shredded carrots
.5 oz. red pepper julienne 
.5 oz. green pepper julienne 
.5 oz. red onion julienne 
.5 cilantro springs 
Combine all the precut vegetables in a small bowl. Add the dressing to the vegetables and mix. Place the finished product in the refrigerator and allow to chill until service.

Hot Jobs/Summer Safety

Even though it's over 100-degrees outside, the trash and recyclables still need to be picked up, work must still go on, and one of the hottest jobs has to be what these guys do every day. 

Although the cab has A/C, the collection truck gets very hot, especially during the summer. The driver has to get in and out of the truck many times during his collection route. The driver has uniforms, safety gear, high-visibility t-shirts specifically for summer heat.
Safety program 101 days of safety challenge
-Comprehensive summer safety programs for drivers and others who work outside or in no A/C (landfill operators, mechanics, etc.)
-Ongoing education and training programs
-Vehicles maintenance and the importance of making sure our trucks are operating at 100% so that drivers do not have any vehicle issues
-Hydration nutrition rest program (essentially our teams get lots of rest, stay hydrated and eat very healthy, especially during the summer months). Access to complimentary water, Gatorade, quenchers at all times
How we handle distracted drivers on the roads/road safety for our drivers and our committed to road safety by joining a program called TSR (Together for Safer Roads) coalition along with big brands including Wal-Mart, Anheuser Busch, UPS, Ryder, etc.
Example of one of our driver training exercises is "Count Kids" which means that the driver counts the children playing in the neighborhood when he or she first arrives on the street and/or stops the truck. Then the driver does not start driving the collection truck again until he or she has counted each child again. It's easy for a child to hide behind the truck in a blind spot or behind a tire. We take children's safety incredibly serious.

For more information to Republic Services visit their website:

Republic Services
1855 E Deer Valley Rd, 
Phoenix, AZ 85043