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Joe's Farm 10-year Anniversary Week & Customer Appreciation Day

Joe's Farm Grill Celebrating 10 Years ALL WEEK LONG 10%OFF all week on EVERYTHING
Wednesday, October 5th Customer Appreciation Day from 10am to 3pm. FREE Farm Burger with Cheese, Fries & a Drink.
Saturday, October 8th 11am to 3pm is our 10-year celebration with Face Painting, balloon animals, live music, HOT Dog eating contest & GRAND Prize giveaway     

For more information, visit:

Joe's Farm Grill
3000 East Ray Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 563-4745

Make and take crafts with teens 

Green Table Mercantile is offering a Fall Break Special for Seasonal Make and Take Classes on October 4-7th and October 11-14th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Only $12 for the supplies and instruction to make BOO Blocks or Grateful/Blessed Board. Teens 12 and up are welcome. No crafting experience necessary. Takes about 30 minutes to complete the craft.

For more information, visit:

1840 E Warner Rd. #131
Tempe, AZ

Baby gear safety for grandparents

As we head into "Snowbird" season, often grandparents come back to the Valley and buy second-hand baby gear as they help take care of the grandkids. 

*Things you may want to buy new:  Car seats (unless coming from a family member or friend who you KNOW took great care of equipment) and ANY nursing pump and/or feeding bottles! Tips on how to check for brakes on strollers, etc.  (at Kid to Kid, all our equipment goes through a point-by-point safety check!) 

Tips: things to look for when buying second hand:  belts, buckles all work, stitching in place, if buying toys, all pieces’ work, if you're looking for a specific item, Call Kid to Kid, we have 6 stores in town and we can check ALL our inventory!  

For more information, visit:

Kid to Kid -The Chandler location
2815 S. Alma School Rd.
Alma school & Queen Creek Rd.
Kid to Kid (re-sale store w/ 6 valley locations: Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, PV and Peoria). 

Queen of Clean

Window cleaning.  Now that the sunscreens can come down, how do you deal with the mess left behind.  Natural solutions that work.

For more information, visit Linda's website and Facebook page.

Restless Heart Band

She's an actress, singer and songwriter who has toured with artists like Sheryl Crow. He's a singer songwriter who just performed at the 2016 Stagecoach music festival. Together, they perform Restless Heart for us. Check them out at the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix tonight at 8pm.

"Restless Heart" is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and other platforms.
For more information, visit these websites:

For more information on the Restless Heart at The Rebel Lounge visit:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 · ~3.3 mi
(602) 296-7013

Encountering wildlife on the trails
As it cools down, and more people are outdoors, hiking and biking, you might encounter some wildlife, such as bobcats. SWCC rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. 

Southwest Wildlife has rehabilitated thousands of sick, injured, orphaned or displaced wild animals.  

  •     More than 70% have been successfully released back into the wild.
  •     Southwest Wildlife rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned.
  •     SWCC has all kinds of animals: bob cats, black bears, raccoons, a coati, coyotes, deer, jaguar, javelina, Mexican Gray wolves, mountain     lions and a porcupine.
  •     SWCC provides volunteer dispatch teams to respond to wildlife emergencies, an on-site medical care center, full-time wildlife consultation     services, educational services and an accredited sanctuary for animals that cannot be released. 
  •     During the spring and summer months, Southwest Wildlife is inundated with orphaned baby animals.
  •     SWCC receives many animals that were kept as pets illegally often they were mutilated by declawing them or removing canine teeth in         which case they cannot be released back into the wild. 
  •     SWCC offers guided educational tours of our sanctuary to the public and school groups, as well as other organizations.
  •     The cooler weather makes it a great time to take a tour at SWCC tours are by appointment only

    Can get an up-close view of some of our permanent sanctuary animals and learn their stories
    It's a great time of year to take a full moon tour walk around the sanctuary with flashlights and see what the animals get up to after the sun goes down 

For more info:  

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
27026 N. 156th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85262, 
(480) 471-9109

Mrs. Arizona losses 113 pounds and keeps it off 

Christina Jordan went from being a diabetic and overweight teen, tipping the scales at 247 pounds, to a healthy and fit beauty queen. She is a Valley mother of three who beat her struggle with weight, losing 113 pounds and overcoming major health issues. Today, as a master nutritionist, fitness trainer and the new 2016-2017 Mrs. Arizona-USA, she wants to inspire, and help others conquer the scale. 

She totally transformed her diet from one large meal a day of simple carbohydrates, sugars and soft drinks, to five to six healthy proportioned meals a day that included lean proteins, organic fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and water. She also started walking for 45 minutes every evening after dinner. By the end of her first month she was already down 37 pounds! Within nine months Christina shed an amazing 113 pounds and slimmed down from a size 22W to a size 4/6! In addition to weight loss, Christina saw incredible health benefits and all symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and all other illnesses subsided. 
In one year, Christina took control of her health and shed over 113 pounds and 16 dress sizes. Her weight loss transformation was so dramatic that even her own family members did not recognize her. She has now kept the weight off for nearly 10 years and has easily maintained her weight with her healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Motivated by her own struggle with her weight, Christina has gone onto earn her Masters in Nutrition and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine I order to help others in their weight loss journey. Christina is carrying out her vision of transforming lives by working with her clients at her thriving weight loss practice, Fit Body Weight Loss, located in Gilbert, Arizona

For more info: 
Instagram: @fitbodyweightloss

Chompie's Celebrates High Holidays with Dine in, Take Away Options
The Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah on October 2 and Chompie's is ready with dine in and take away menus for its guests. On October 2, guests can dine in with a special Rosh Hashanah dinner, and the break the Yom Kippur fast, they will have take away items ready to go. 

  • Rosh Hashanah Dinner
  • Sunday, October 2, 2016
  • 5pm-Close
  • $29.99 / adult - $14.99 / child under 10

Chompie's recognizes the Jewish New Year with a dine-in menu and take away dishes. The four-course dine-in menu includes a starter or Chopped Liver or Gefilte Fish, soup, an entrée choice of a half roasted chicken, braised brisket, salmon, or roasted breast of turkey. The entrée comes with a choice of potato and vegetable. The meal concludes with an assortment of holiday cake for dessert. The dinner is available at Chompie's Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Glendale locations.
These traditional dishes and more are also available for take away. Guests can order items ala carte or family meals that serve 8 people for $249.95 or 4 people for $129.95. 
Rosh Hashana is the start of a 10-day period of High Holidays which ends with Yom Kippur, a day of atonement marked by a day of fasting.

Yom Kippur "Break the Fast" Menu
October 11 and 12, 2016
Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Following a time of fasting, families and friends gather to break the fast with traditional Jewish foods. Chompie's offers a "Break the Fast" menu for the end of the period of fasting accompanied with the holiday.  
Chompie's Break-the-Fast Yom Kippur Take-Out Menu features a variety of holiday classics to enjoy at home. Gourmet smoked fish, homemade deli salads and fresh challah are just a couple of the local favorites. Gluten-free-friendly dessert options are also available.  For all take away orders, please give Chompie's 24-hours’ notice to ensure your order is ready for you. 
Visit to view the complete Chompie's Break-the-Fast Yom Kippur menu. 

Scottsdale:         9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85260    480-860-0475
Tempe:              1160 E. University, Tempe 85281     480-557-0700
Phoenix:             4550-324 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix 85032   602-710-2910
Chandler:            3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 85226   480-398-3008
Glendale:            7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center #1145  623--344-3104