Tuesday, January 24

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West Valley Career Fair 

Jobertising.com has partnered with some of Glendale's best companies to bring you the West Valley Career Fair at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa (9495 W. Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305). Over 1,700 jobs will be available. The job fair will take place this Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 11AM - 2PM. Make sure to bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. To register please visit https://jobertising.com/CareerFair-Glendale-January-2017

Some of the featured companies include: Chase, iQor, Cox, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Coder Camps, Cyracom Language Solutions, Enterprise, Fry's, AAA, OnTrac, Equity Residential, Asurion, ChildCare Careers, Safelite Auto Glass, Discount Ride, Davis Research, American Valet, Dignity Memorial, Renfroe, Valley Life, UCP of Central Arizona, Farmers Insurance and many more.

5 home improvements worth making in 2017

Do you have a big tax return coming your way? Do you replace your attic insulation or remodel your kitchen appliances trapped in the '90s? "Remodeling Magazine" released a report of the most prosperous projects.

Benefits of investing into your home, even when you're about to sell it (or may plan to sell it in one or two years from now).

TOP ROI
1.    Attic Insulation (Fiberglass) (107.7% ROI)
Average Cost: $1,343
Average Resale Value: $1,446
2.    Entry Door Replacement (Steel) (90.7% ROI)
Average Cost: $1,413
Average Resale Value: $1,282
3.    Manufactured Stone Veneer (89.4% ROI)
Average Cost: $7,851
Average Resale Value: $7,019
4.    Minor Kitchen Remodel (80.2% ROI)
Average Cost: $20,830
Average Resale Value: $16,699
5.    Garage Door Replacement (76.9% ROI)
Average Cost: $1,749
Average Resale Value: $1,345

WORST ROI
1.    Bathroom Remodel (64.8% ROI)
Average Cost: $18,546
Average Resale Value: $12,024
2.    Master Suite Addition (64.8% ROI)
Average Cost: $119,533
Average Resale Value: $77,506
3.    Backyard Patio (54.9% ROI)
Average Cost: $51,985
Average Resale Value: $28,546
4.    Backup Power Generator (54.0% ROI)
Average Cost: $12,860
Average Resale Value: $6,940
5.    Bathroom Addition (53.9% ROI)
Average Cost: $43,232
Average Resale Value: $23,283

HomeSmart
8388 E. Hartford Dr., Ste. 100, Scottsdale
602.230.7600
www.Homesmartinternational.com

Make your household appliances last longer

It's a new year and time to make cleaning the appliances in your house a priority. Routine home maintenance is important and can mean the difference between spending a few dollars on preventative measures to thousands of dollars in costly repairs if something breaks.

It's a new year and time to make cleaning the appliances in your house a priority. Why? Make them last!

Routine home maintenance is important and can mean the difference between spending a few dollars on preventative measures to thousands of dollars in costly repairs if something breaks!

What not to put down your garbage disposal (new Garbage disposal is $200)
Keeping your AC and heater clean (new ACs cost an average of $5,000)
The best way to keep your plumbing in shape and how to protect it during weather changes (indoor plumbing for a 1,500 square foot house is $8,000-10,000!)

For more information: www.Platinumhw.com or call (602) 733-5000
    
In the market for a new TV for the Big Game?

We are always trying to help Arizona's Family save money. Best Deal in Town specializes in discount electronics and has tons of great deals exclusively for Good Morning Arizona viewers! 

55" Vizio Smart LED (model d55-d2)
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LG 55" 4k Smart LED (model 55UH615A)
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Universal Wall Mounts for 32-70" HDTVs
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HDMI Cables - 6ft length
Compare at $20...Our Price Only $1!

For more information: www.bestdealaz.com and www.facebook.com/TVSuperstore

Best Deal in Town
235 E. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283

New Birds Nest promo offered for the hottest nightclub in town 

Beginning Wed. Feb 1st, The Coors Light Birds Nest will host the hottest nightclub for four nights straight starting with Jake Owen and Chase Rice, Toby Keith, which is already a sold out show, and ending with Blink 182. Right now, one week away from the party, the tent is up and nearly ready to go and the stage is being set. We're with the Birds Nest Chairman as he announces an exciting new 2-for-1 ticket promo for Wed. night. 

For more information:  https://coorslightbirdsnest.com/ticket-information/

Birds Nest -Scottsdale near the TPC
101 & Hayden Exit south to Princess Drive to 82nd Street 

Grape Arizona Wine Event Benefits Phoenix Rotary 100 

Taste the best of what Arizona wineries have to offer, all in one place, while supporting a good cause. More than 10 culinary partners, and 16 local wineries are coming together for the 7th annual Grape Arizona Wine Event, benefitting Phoenix Rotary Club Charities Youth Programs.  The event takes place Sunday, Jan. 29 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. 

This year's participating wineries include:
Caduceus Cellars
Carlson Creek Vineyards
Chateau Tumbleweed
Dektown Cellars
Kief-Joshua Vineyards
LDV Winery
Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery
Page Spring Cellars
Passion Cellars
Pierce Wines Arizona
Pillsbury Wine Company
Rune Winesthis year's Debut Winery
Sand-Reckoner Vineyards
Sierra Bonita Vineyards
Wilhelm Family Vineyards
Zarpara Vineyard and Winery

Early bird tickets are on sale now at www.grapearizonawineevent.com for $55 per person. 

Mahi en Papillote for an easy weeknight dinner

"En Papillote" is simply a method of cooking where you seal something inside parchment paper and cook it with steam and indirect heat. 

Blood Orange Mahi en Papillote (http://joaniesimon.com/blood-orange-mahi-en-papillote/)

8 oz. mahi
2 blood orange
½ red onion (1/4 sliced, ¼ diced)
½ cup cilantro, divided
3 Tbsp. oil
salt and pepper
2 tsp garlic chile paste

Preheat oven to 375F.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a clean work surface and place several slices of red onion in the center, then top with one 4 oz. piece of mahi.
Glaze the top of the mahi with 1 tsp garlic chile paste, season with salt and pepper and a drizzle of 1 tsp of oil, then top with 1 Tbsp. cilantro and 2 slices of blood orange.
Roll up the sides of the paper so as to create a sealed pocket around the fish. Repeat with another piece of fish.
Dice up remaining orange, onion, and cilantro and add in remaining oil and some salt and pepper to taste and place in a small bowl as a salsa.
Place the parchment wrapped mahi in the oven at 375F for 8 minutes, then remove from paper and serve, topped with salsa.

Visit www.JoanieSimon.com for more information.

One-Skillet Lemon Chicken

This one-skillet dish handles both the main course, but also a side since it's made with potatoes. 

Preserved Lemon Chicken Skillet (http://joaniesimon.com/preserved-lemon-chicken-skillet)

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. minced preserved lemon
1/2 cup Broth
1 clove garlic diced
2 tsp fresh thyme
8 oz. halved small golden potatoes or red potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup Heavy cream
1/4 cup diced pimentos

Sear chicken in a heated cast iron skillet over medium high in 2 Tbsp. oil until browned, turn and brown the other side, then put in a separate container on the side.
Heat oven to 375F
Add 1/2 cup lemon juice to deglaze the pan and add in minced rind, broth, thyme, garlic and potatoes and simmer over medium heat until the liquid reduces by half (10 mins).  
Nestle chicken in the potatoes in the juice, season with salt and pepper, scatter the pimentos and pour over the cream.
Place skillet in the oven at 375F for 10 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are browned on top and the chicken registers 175F.
Serve hot.

Visit www.JoanieSimon.com for more information.

Breaking Ground Dance Festival

The festival includes performances of 22 dancers on the main stage of Tempe Center for the Arts.  During intermission, local Arizona dancers will participate in the popular "tiny dances" in which dancers perform on small 4 foot by 4 foot platforms, located all over the Arts Center. 

Breaking Ground Dance Festival features dancers, choreographers and dance companies from all over the country who are here for the two-day festival The 22 groups were selected from over 150 submissions.  This year is the 10th anniversary of the Breaking Ground Festival

2017 Breaking Ground Dance Festival
Presented by Conder/dance

January 27 & 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tempe Center for the Arts
Tickets $25
www.conderdance.com

5-percent raises and opting out of standardized testing proposed for Arizona Education  

At 2 p.m. yesterday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas addressed the House Education Committee, telling lawmakers that we are "at a crossroads" academically and financially, and that we are still in need of improvement. She has long advocated for more school funding, and in her "State of Education" speech, she outlines a need for 5-percent raises across the board, and new legislation that would allow parents to legally "opt out" of standardized testing.     

For more information: http://www.azed.gov/