Tuesday, December 20

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Christmas Eve Traditional Italian feast of the seven fishes

During the Christmas holidays in Italy, tradition still holds for families on Christmas Eve to present a multi-course dinner all based on family recipes of seafood. Chef Marcellino, who was born and raised on his family's farm in Italy, still continues this extravaganza today with his wife of 20 years. 

Visit: www.marcellinoristorante.com for more information.

Marcellino's Ristorante
Address: 7114 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 990-9500

R&R Surplus opens in Phoenix's Uptown Plaza 

R&R Surplus is an offshoot of owners' Steve and Andi Rosenstein's original luxury athletic wear clothing line, Fatigues, which they launched in Chicago in the late 1980s. They are also the owners of the popular downtown hotspot The Duce. 

Visit: www.RandRsurplus.com for more information.

525 S Central Ave
Phoenix AZ 85004
602-866-3823 (Closed Mondays)

Hotel Valley Ho Celebrates 60 Years

Today, the Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale celebrates its 60th anniversary. 
We reminisce with Ace Bailey, our concierge and historical tour guide, who used to sneak into the hotel pool decades ago as a child.

For more information, visit: https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/

Address: 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 376-2600

Dangerous Text Slang All Parents Should Know

Text slang is a dialect children use when communicating digitally in order to have conversations of a mature nature without their parents, teachers or other authority figures being privy. Parents need to be aware of the dangerous text slang terms their children are using because most likely, kids are partaking in inappropriate behaviors that they are masking via slang words (i.e. sex, drugs, violence, suicidal thoughts, etc.) 

Bark.us is an easy-to-use, smart tool that parents can use to help protect their children online, to share and discuss the top text slang parents need to be aware of to ensure their child's safety.

For more information, visit: https://www.bark.us/

How many burpees will it take to burn off your favorite holiday treats?

Certified nutritionist and fitness coach Scott Keppel compares the calories in holiday favorites like eggnog and ham - to how many calories are burned doing burpees. 

  • 1 cup of Eggnog-223 calories, 11 grams of fat and 20 grams of sugar= 15 burpees-27 minutes
  • One 1-inch Magic Cookie Bar-102 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 grams of sugar=7 burpees-13 minutes
  • 1 cup of hot chocolate-194 calories, 6 grams of fat and 27 grams of sugar=14 burpees-24 minutes
  • 3 oz. Honey Baked Ham-130 calories, 4 grams of fat and 6 grams of sugar=8 burpees-10 minutes

One can burn 8-14 calories per minute doing burpees and/or swings, basically any high intensity movement

Visit: www.ScottsTrainingSystems.com for more information.

Scott's Training Systems, 6100 W. Gila Springs Place, Suite 23.  Chandler, AZ 85226.  

Get your online gifts before Christmas 

There's still time to get your gifts online by Christmas. Alicia Markham, our Deals Diva shows us which sites to check out and what items can still be delivered before Sunday. 

If you'd like a new 55-inch TV, today you can head to my site to get a highly rated Toshiba model with Chromecast built in through Best Buy for just $299.99, usually $449.99. They'll ship it free!

If you don't mind going to the store, I heard that Best Buy is going to be restocking their Nintendo Classic Edition today. They'll have a limited number available for $59.99 so get over there fast, or call ahead!

You have until Thursday to enjoy free two-day shipping from Amazon if you have Prime. I'll update the best deals in the morning if that's ok.

You have until 1PM to get your $50+ orders shipped free in time for Christmas from 6PM. They have designer shoes, handbags, apparel, and lots more. If you're looking for a gorgeous, high quality Italian purse, you could pick up this Valentino by Mario Valentino bag for $254.99 shipped, list price right around $1000.

Finally, even as the days get closer to Christmas, don't forget that at many stores you can buy online and pick up in store, and usually avoid the lines. At places like Kohl's you won't pay shipping and you'll enjoy all of the promo codes like 30% off with your Kohl's charge. They even have a special parking spot for you.

For more information: www.DealsinAZ.com

Models, Mutts, Meow! Get the 2017 AAWL calendar!

The Arizona Animal Welfare League has launched their Models Mutts Meow 2017 calendar. This calendar featured models and various animals from the no-kill animal shelter. The wonderful things about this calendar is that all of the models donated their time and the photographer donated their time and studio to make this wonderful calendar. The calendar is available online at www.aawl.org and is $15 plus $2 shipping and handling. 

Arizona Animal Welfare league
25 N 40th Street Phoenix AZ 85034
602-273-6852

Giordano Opens

Giordano will open their first location in the Phoenix metropolitan area on December 20, 2016. The new, full-service restaurant is located at 16222 North 83rd Street, adjacent to the Arrowhead shopping center and next door to the Peoria Sports Complex.

Based in Chicago, Giordano's Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza has been serving its world-famous pizza since 1974, when founders and immigrant brothers Efren and Joseph Boglio introduced their mother's stuffed cheese pizza recipe to Chicago. Becoming one of the originators of what is now internationally known as Chicago-style stuffed pizza, 

For more information, visit: www.giordanos.com and https://www.facebook.com/Giordanos-Pizza-732237403591345/

Giordano's 
16222 North 83rd Street
(adjacent to the Arrowhead shopping center and next door to the Peoria Sports Complex.)
Bell Rd & 83rd Avenue 
(623) 208-4330