Tuesday, August 9

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Tropical Storm Javier-locations of sandbags


Tropical Storm Javier is headed our way! We have sand available for residents at two Tempe locations: Tempe Field Services, Rio Salado Parkway & Priest Drive (northeast corner, in the parking lot) and Benedict Sports Complex (northwest corner of Guadalupe and Kyrene roads)  east side of parking lot. There are a few bags available at each location on a first-come, first served basis. Be prepared for the storm: #monsoonready

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Sand and sand bags are available 24 hours a day for Scottsdale residents on a first-come, first-served basis through at three locations: 

  • Near the city's north Corporation Yard, 9379 E. San Salvador.
  • Near District 1 Police Headquarters, 7601 E. McKellips Road.
  • Solid Waste Transfer Station, 8417 E. Union Hills Drive.

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In the event of flooding, the city of Phoenix will provide sand at certain fire stations. Those fire stations will be listed on this page. Residents must bring a shovel and bags. We also encourage residents to learn more about Flood Barriers as a new way to protect property.
Current Locations:
Phoenix Fire Station #16, 1414 E. Mohave St.
Phoenix Fire Station #31, 5730 E. Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix Fire Station #36, 21602 N. 9th Ave.
Phoenix Fire Station #40, 3838 N. 83rd Ave.
Phoenix Fire Station #43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix Fire Station #48, 5230 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Phoenix Fire Station #49, 3750 E. Dynamite Blvd.
Phoenix Fire Station #52, 21650 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix Fire Station #57, 1708 W. Dobbins Road

Fry's Food Stores Hosts Hiring Event on Aug. 9th

Fry's Food Stores will hold open interviews in all its stores on Tuesday, August 9 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. To make applying online even easier, Fry's launched "mobile apply" which allows job-seekers to submit applications through their smartphones or tablet devices.

Prior to the hiring event, interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at jobs.frysfood.com and simply return to a store on August 9 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. for an interview, no appointment necessary. 

Fry' will be hiring for more than 1,000 full and part-time positions statewide, which includes:

  •     Assistant department heads
  •     Click List team members (various)
  •     All-purpose clerks for deli, in-store Starbucks Coffee Shops, courtesy clerks and several other departments
  •     Pharmacy technicians
  •     Department management positions (all full-time)
  •     Leadership Essentials Fry's Management Development Program (degree required or strong grocery experience)
  •     Note: All management positions are full-time
  •     Chefs, wine stewards, cheese mongers, cake decorators and more

Additionally, Fry's will be opening several new stores this year, which creates many new hiring opportunities. Currently, new associates are needed at the following new Fry's Marketplace Stores:
13830 W. Camelback Rd. in Litchfield Park (Store #667; opening mid-to-late August)
2929 E. Ocotillo in Chandler (Store #681; opening in the fall)

Practical Tips for Parents as Millions of College Students Head to School This Fall.  What You Need to Know About Excessive College Drinking

FACT: Harmful and underage college drinking are significant public health problems, and they exact an enormous toll on the intellectual and social lives of students across the United States. Nearly 6 in 10 full-time U.S. college students reported drinking in the past month, and nearly 4 in 10 reported binge drinking (2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health). 

FACT: The aftermath of excessive and underage college drinking includes vandalism, violence, sexual assault, and even death. And these consequences can affect students, whether they choose to drink or not.

FACT: The first 6 weeks on campus are a crucial time for college freshmen because many initiate heavy drinking during this time. The transition to college is often difficult and about one-third of first-year students fail to enroll for their second year.

For more information visit:  http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov.

Sports Injuries

It's back to school time and for parents of sports-minded kids that means it's also time for sports injuries. Injuries differ depending on the sport. With football we worry about head injuries, with baseball it is the upper arm and rotor cuff, and with track and field the knee and ankle joints.

Here are some tips to prevent sports related injuries.

Tip 1: Schedule a sports physical-  
Tip 2: Update medical history- 
Tip 3: Ensure their medical ID is current and in good condition-
Tip 4: Encourage the importance of hydration- .
Tip 5: Educate your athlete about the importance of stretching- 
Tip 6- Purchase proper protective gear for your child's sport- 

If injured, the child should be looked at by the coach and the team doctor if there is one. RICE therapy for all injured bones and joints,


AllKids Urgent Care Locations:

AllKids Urgent Care Mesa Pediatric Urgent Care
10720 E. Southern Ave. #112A
Mesa, AZ 85209

Churn Best Ice Cream

Churn is a throwback ice cream shops to the places you loved to go when you were a kid.  
They feature a variety of different ice cream flavors, plus homemade ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats and more.  
Churn offers rice crispy treats, brownies, s'mores bars, peanut brittle and lemon bars among many other pastries, and various cookie choices such as coconut macaroon, chocolate mint chip, red velvet and snickerdoodle.

Their collection of nostalgic candy includes Astropops, Gumballs, Smarties, Big Hunk and Old Fashioned Taffy.
Additionally, throwback toys that can be found at Churn include Army men, mustaches, Yo-Yos, crazy glasses, toy binoculars and dominos. 

Churn offers a variety of ice cream flavors, including Madagascar Vanilla, Vietnamese Coffee, Butter Pecan, Toasted Coconut and Cookies & Mint
Toppings include salted caramel, hot fudge, toffee sauce, banana, Oreo, sprinkles and Gummy Bears

Specialty sundaes include:
The Fat Elvis with peanut butter ice cream, salted caramel, banana, whip and chocolate rocks
Kitchen Sink with peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, toffee sauce, chocolate pretzels, butterscotch chips, whip and peanuts
Strawberry Shortcake with strawberry and vanilla ice cream, shortbread, strawberries, strawberry syrup and whip

For more information visit: www.churnaz.com 
5223 N. Central Ave. 
Phoenix, AZ 85012


What do USA Olympic Athletes: Michael Phelps, Alex Naddour, and Natalie Coughlin have in common?
They are all using Cupping, an ancient Chinese medicine technique purported to treat athletic aches and other pains.

  • Cupping has been used for hundreds of years as part of Asian medicine.
  • Cupping has a rejuvenating effect on the body and can enhance the immune system.
  • Cupping has been used to remodel cellulite.
  • Cupping releases connective tissue (fascia) thereby increasing circulation. Athletes receive cupping to improve circulation, facilitate healing, and increase endurance.
  • Athletes use cupping to alleviate pain from musculo-skeletal pain.

For more information visit: Dr. Ed Lamadrid, Asian Medicine Expert & Sports Acupuncturist website: www.edlamadrid.com

#Travel Tuesday

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Dressed in 30 secs at Outlet at Anthem

Can you believe it the kiddos are going to be back in school before we know it?!? And with a new school year comes a new opportunity to make your mark. For some, that means putting our best foot forward in the fashion department.    

Outlets at Anthem is home to more than 60 designer brand shops including Michael Kors, Guess Factory Store, Coach, Calvin Klein Outlet and many more. All the designer name stores offer 30 to 70% off of retail prices daily, so you can always find amazing deals.

Get your Back to School Game on and enter to win $125 in gift cards!  One winner will be selected every day in August to win $125 for their Back to School essentials. 

Outlets at Anthem is located 15 minutes north of the Loop 101 off Interstate 17 at the Anthem Way exit 229.

Outlets at Anthem
4250 W. Anthem Way
Phoenix, AZ 85086

CPK Unusual Cocktails and Summer Leftovers

Unusual Cocktails:
The Blueberry Ginger Smash 

For other unusual summertime cocktails, try our Blueberry Ginger Smash. This is delicious with fresh blueberries. It features Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Monin Organic Agave Nectar, Domaine de Canton Ginger, Fresh Blueberries & Lime and Cranberry Juice.
Citrus Adobo Margarita 
This drink mixes up Casamigos Tequila Blanco, Fresh Agave Sour, Cointreau, Chipotle Adobo, Fresh Orange & Lime.

Summer Leftovers:
California Fields Salad Recipe 
Serves 4
3 cups        Watermelon, 1" Cubes
1 ½ cups    Strawberries, ½" Sliced
5 cups        Field Greens
¼ cup        Fresh Basil, Sliced 
2 fl oz.        Champagne Vinaigrette*

¼ cup        Feta, Crumbled
2 Tbl        Pistachios, ¼" Chopped
Preparing your Salad
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, except for the garnish. Arrange salad in a chilled serving bowl. Sprinkle the feta and pistachios evenly over the top of the salad. Enjoy!
*Use your favorite store bought Champagne Vinaigrette.

The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe
Makes 2 pizzas
    ½ cup + 2 tbsp. of your favorite BBQ sauce
    6 oz. grilled chicken breast, pulled into ¼ - inch thick slices
    All-purpose flour
    2 portions of homemade or store-bought pizza dough
    1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
    1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    ½ of a small red onion, sliced into ¼ inch thick rings 
    2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1.    Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. If using a baking stone, arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and place stone on rack. Hear for 1 hour. (If using a baking sheet, arrange rack in middle of oven.)
2.    In a small bowl combine ¼ cup of the BBQ sauce and the chicken. Toss well to combine; set aside.
3.    Lightly flour a work surface. Place the first ball of dough on the surface, being careful to maintain the round shape and thickness of the dough; do not press. Lightly flour the top of the dough. Using your index fingers, press a 1-inch rim around the outer edge of the circle. One rim is formed, press air out of the center of the dough, being careful not to flatten the rim. Using your knuckles, from the bottom of the dough, carefully stretch the dough, rotating as you work, to form an 11-inch circle. Take care to maintain a uniform thickness in the center. Gently toss dough in the air a few times. Set aside and repeat with remaining ball of dough. Lightly sprinkle a pizza peel or rimless baking sheet with flour. Transfer one dough circle to prepared peel. (If using a baking sheet, lightly flour the baking sheet. Transfer one dough circle to prepared sheet.)
4.    Top dough with 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce, spreading evenly to base of rim. Top with ½ cup smoked Gouda and ¾ cup mozzarella. Top with half of the onion and half of the chicken.
5.    Using small, quick back-and-forth movements, slide pizza from peel onto hot pizza stone. (If using a baking sheet, place sheet on rack in oven.) Bake, rotating pizza halfway through baking time, until bottom of crust is crisp and top is blistered, 6 to 8 minutes.
6.    Drizzle about 1 tbsp. of the remaining BBQ sauce over the cooked pizza. Top with 1 tbsp. of the chopped cilantro; serve immediately. 
7.    Repeat with second portion of pizza dough.

Website: www.cpk.com

California Pizza Kitchen
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 473-3336

Green Homes

Hearing terms like "green" and "energy-efficient" will often spark homebuyer interest. We've come to believe that a "green" home means you'll save on utility bills while also doing your part in protecting the environment. However, how can you be so sure your dream green home really is bona fide green and not a faux?

Known as "greenwashing," real estate professionals are marketing homes as environmentally friendly, when in fact, they don't really fit the bill of an energy-efficient home. 

Strong Tower Real Estate Group
8679 E San Alberto, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 719-3313
Website: www.stre.co