Tuesday, March 14

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Peoria Unified School District Certified Job Fair
Peoria Unified School District is looking for dedicated employees who are committed to student learning and excellence in education to join our team for the 2017-18 school year.

Interested teaching candidates are encouraged to bring their resume to a Job Fair which will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 at Ironwood High School, 6051 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85304.

Peoria Unified is the largest employer in the northwest valley and prides itself on exceptional students, highly qualified staff and a community-oriented environment with a student-centered culture.

To view current job openings, visit Peoria Unified's website at www.peoriaunified.org.

CPLC Job Fair

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is recruiting behavioral health professionals for valley wide facilities in Arizona. The future of healthcare careers is growing to the job seeker's advantage! Recent statistics indicate healthcare professionals are in great demand at hospitals, clinics, and in an administrative capacity. 

CPLC will host a recruitment/job fair event to fill open positions in the areas of Behavioral Health, Education, Property Management, and Housing. Bring copies of your resume. Recruiters will be onsite to introduce programs and discuss opportunities.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 & Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

CPLC Buckeye Commerce Plaza
1024 E. Buckeye Rd, Ste. 240
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 257-0700 ext. 2304

CPLC has other job openings in housing, property management, and education. There are approximately 80 positions open for individuals who want to help empower the community.

For more information, visit: https://www.cplc.org/JoinUs/Careers

Get fit for free with Kierland Commons' Spring Fitness in the Plaza 

Kierland Commons is hosting Spring Fitness in the Plaza every Friday in March. The event is sponsored by Athleta. Classes are taught by area fitness studios and include: yoga, spin, barre, pound and more. 

For more information, visit: www.kierlandcommons.com/Events/SpringFitness2017

Kierland Commons: 15205 N Kierland Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85254 
phone: (480) 348-1577 

It's time to start planning for Summer camp!

Spring Break means it's already time to start planning for your kids' summer camp. Life Time Fitness Kids Activities Guru, Ericka Harris shares advice to help parents choose the right summer camp. 

What is the most important thing for parents to consider when making the right summer camp decision?

  • At Life Time, safety is the most important thing we consider when designing our summer camp programs and we believe it's the most important thing to consider when deciding what camp is best for your family. Parents must show their membership card or driver's license to both check in and take their children home.
  • Every employee should also have a state-approved background check and those working with kids should be CPR and First Aid certified. 
  • Counselor to child ratio is also very important while many states and day camp programs allow for a 1:20 ratio, Life Time ensures a 1:10 ratio on-site and 1:7 off-site. These higher standards help ensure safety and engagement of kids. 

 What are other factors that qualify for a good summer camp?

  • Having a variety of activities to choose from
  • Find a camp that excites kids, provides a routine and has a variety of healthy activities for kids to engage in
  • This is especially critical for parents who don't want their kids wasting away summer days playing video games or eating junk food for hours on end
  • Every summer, Life Time welcomes more than 65,000 kids to our Life Time Summer Camps nationwide, where we offer daily practices and routines but also a different weekly theme and field trip. Field trips range from attending baseball games to theme parks and bowling to water parks. 

Is budget a factor?

  • Definitely!
  • It's important to think about your budget and choose a camp that maximizes the dollars spent
  • Parents should look for camps with a variety of activities that are unique and typically hard to find under one roof
  • Life Time camps can offer swimming, gym games, rock climbing, arts and crafts, and more, without having to get kids on a bus. This can keep costs lower, keep kids more engaged and help identify areas kids may want to explore further as they grow and develop

 What about scheduling? Are all Summer Camps 9-5?

  • Always ensure that the camp you choose has convenient hours
  • Many camps have forced times for drop-off and pick-up, which can create extra challenges. Life Time has extended hours to accommodate parents' busy schedules and kids can participate in swimming lessons during their camp day, creating one less thing to do and/or place to go.

For more information, visit: https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en.html 

Life Time Fitness locations

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

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

Livin' Large: romantic 5-bedroom Paradise Valley home

With panoramic mountain views, white marble floors from the Greek island of Thassos and hand-carved vaulted ceilings, this stunner is about to hit the market for $6.2 million.

For more information, visit: https://fitzgeraldluxurygroup.com/

Organize your laundry room to save you time!

Professional organizer Bridges Conner shows us the essentials in your laundry room, including a space to hang your clothes as soon as they come out of the dryer. 

-every laundry room needs to have some hanging space so that when clothes come out of the dryer they can be hung so they're not wrinkled
-storing the items where you use it
-things you would need to use next to the washer and dryer and where they should be stored for the most convenience
-it is very easy to spread things out randomly when you have that much space but it's very important to keep like items with like items, otherwise in the long run your drawers and cabinets can turn into a bunch of mishmash

For more information, visit: www.GetOrganizedWithBridges.com

Get Organized with Bridges
Email: bridges@getorganizedwithbridges.com
Phone: 480-297-7355

Stylish sunglasses for Spring!

Stylist & Marketing Director Alison Goodman shows us the Scottsdale Quarter's must-have shades for the Spring season. 

Sunglasses come in every shape and every color you can choose a style that you love at all different price points

  •     Right now, round sunglasses are very on-trend (think 90's resurgence) 
  •     Classic shapes like oversized frames and aviators will always be in style
  •     Sunglasses can make a casual outfit dressy and can pull together an entire look
  •     You can choose to change your sunglasses based on your outfit or find a pair that you love to wear daily; if choosing one pair to wear all the time, be sure the color and shape can work for multiple occasions

For more information, visit: www.scottsdalequarter.com

Scottsdale Quarter
15059 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

A Mexican twist on St. Patrick's Day classics

Chef Anthony Serrano of El Palacio Mexican Restaurant in Chandler shows us how to make corned beef tacos with Irish guacamole for a different take on St. Patrick's Day. 

El Palacio Corned Beef Tacos

Corned Beef Tacos:
3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet 
1 cup of your favorite salsa 
2 beers 
10 small red potatoes 
5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces 
1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges 

Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with salsa & water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.
Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain. 
Warm tortillas and serve corned beef on tortillas with a little potato & cabbage. Top with Irish Guacamole 

Irish Guacamole: 
1 large potato, cubed and boiled 
3 large avocados 
1 jalapeño, diced 
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
2 tablespoons cilantro 
1/2 lime, juice only 
1 pinch salt and pepper 
1/2 cup salsa 

Peel potato and cube into 1/2 inch cubes.
Boil potato in salted water for 12-15 minutes until the cubes are very tender.
Drain potatoes and mash together with mayonnaise and butter.
Slice avocados in half and remove the seeds. Scoop out the flesh and add it to the mashed potato. Mash everything together until it's nice and smooth.
Stir in salsa, diced jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper.

For more information, visit: www.epfamilyrestaurants.com and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elpalaciochandler

El Palacio Mexican Restaurant
Crossroads Towne Center
2950 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85249

Take your living room from ho-hum to boho chic

Interior designer Jennifer Leibowitz from Refine: Interior Design shows us how to turn a neutral room into an exotic room with a Bohemian style. 

Look 1 Subtle Boheman
-Don't shy away from patterns 
Folks generally have solid-color throw pillows on their sofas - try something new with patterns. Mix and match. (Black and white pattern pillows and a Moroccan, bone inlay box). Bali is known for their sterling silver, so we give a subtle nod to Balinese bohemia with that. 
-Introduce some greenery
Silk plants, because they always look good! Those of us with busy lifestyles - who may forget to water real plants - you can't kill silk plants!
-Add some whimsy
Something subtle, but unexpected: we added these black birds - because they tie-in with the decor, and give some height to the space. Plus, they're just different and somewhat playful.

Look 2: Balanced Bohemian 
 -Add some color 
We're just building on our Subtle Bohemian foundation by adding a pop of color and introducing new patterns. People don't try mixing colors and patterns because they're afraid. Here's a simple rule, for those who may be a tad tentative: keep it to three colors, and you should find that whatever you put together will look great! Here, we're generally working with three colors: off-white, black and a pop of rich rose. We've changed out or silk plants - to balance the color found in our cushions. When it comes to mixing patterns: opposites attract! See how our small pattern on the black pillows is subtle enough to work with the large, bold pattern on the small throw pillows? And we've added a hassock stitched with a pattern, but the black keeps it from looking out of place.

Look 3: Bold Bohemian
-Try various shapes and textures
We're still following our general rule of thumb with balancing our patterns - we've got small and large. And we're keeping to three color groups: off-white, black and this time, we're trending toward coral/red. But we've added a Moroccan Wedding Blanket for texture and a bit of sparkle. And we've changed it up with a lumbar cushion made of an old, Berber-rug.
-Add something unexpected, but cohesive
We've brought in the elephant. When you go, this bold, why not have something that's a conversation piece? Something that says: I don't take myself too seriously. But, you want to keep your look cohesive. So, I chose the elephant because they're found in India and Bali - which ties in with the wanderlust theme of the places represented here: India, Bali, Morocco.

For more information, visit: https://www.instagram.com/jennleiboaz/

Customize your pantry for better organization

Professional organizer Bridges Conner shows us how adjustable shelves, baskets and a Lazy Susan can help you keep your sanity. 
-Customize the shelves so it fits their needs (shelves are adjustable).
-Value of baskets and how to store like with like items.

For more information, visit: www.GetOrganizedWithBridges.com

Get Organized with Bridges
Email: bridges@getorganizedwithbridges.com
Phone: 480-297-7355

Dogs can overheat in 70 or 80 degrees  

The 90-degree heat is here and we all know extreme heat is unsafe for man's best friend, but experts say dogs can overheat in 70 and 80-degree weather. AAWL is upping their effort to rescue dogs from rural shelters that lack resources like A/C. They are hosting a fundraising gala on March 18th at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. 

The Evening to Paws gala is the largest annual fundraiser for Arizona Animal Welfare League

  •     This year's theme is "CowPAWCobana"
  •     The honorary chair is Maricopa Sheriff Paul Penzone
  •     There will be samba dancers, bossa nova music and adoptable dogs roaming the room
  •     Other Highlights: Raffle Trip to Cuba
  •     $100 per ticket, $250 for three
  •     March 18, 6 p.m.

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 
4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale AZ 85253
$250 per person 
For more information, visit: https://aawl.org/etp

AAWL has made a stronger effort over the last 12 months to rescue dogs from rural shelters that lack the resources such as A/C to keep these dogs safe during the hotter weather

In the last year, AAWL has rescued more than 1,000 dogs from rural shelters and those on reservations.

We also have a big event coming up that this segment was initially meant to promote! Here is the information:

Arizona Animal Welfare League
25 N. 40th St., Phoenix
(602) 273-6852

The weather is perfect for putting Bison steaks on the grill

Chef Michael Rusconi of Rusconi's American Kitchen shows us how to change up the usual steak on the grill as the weather warms up. 

Rusconi’s Grilled Bison & Fingerling Potato Salad

4-6 ounce      Buffalo sirloin Steaks
1 lb.              Fingerling Potatoes
1-2 cup         Crème Fraiche
1 each          Zest of One Lemon
2 cups          Cabernet Sauvignon    
1/2 lb.           Blanched Greed Beans
1 each          Shaved Shallots
1/2 bunch      Parsley chopped
1/4 lb.           Applewood Smoked Bacon

Red wine Syrup
1 quart           Cabernet sauvignon
½ cup            Honey

Toss your potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in the oven on a sheet pan until tender about 25 minutes at 450 degrees. Cut all the potatoes in half.
Toss them with Crème Fraiche, bacon, chopped parsley, lemon zest, salt and black pepper to taste. If you can't find creme fraiche use Sour cream.

Season your Buffalo and Grill the steaks on High heat to the temperature you prefer. I recommend medium rare, buffalo is very lean and will get dry if you cook it past medium.

Toss your chilled blanched green beans with Extra Virgin Olive oil, shallots salt and pepper.

Reduce your red wine and honey slowly in a heavy bottomed stainless steel pot.  You want your red wine to have a syrup consistency when chilled

Place your potato salad on a plate and slice your buffalo and lay across the top.  Place your green bean salad over the buffalo and then drizzle the red wine syrup around the plate

For more information, visit: www.rusconiskitchen.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RusconisAmericanKitchen/

Rusconi's American Kitchen
10637 N Tatum Blvd
Paradise Village Gateway
Phoenix, AZ  85028

Free colon cancer seminar in Mesa Tuesday

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and doctors at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa are reminding adults over the age of 40 about the importance of regular colonoscopy screenings with a free Colorectal Cancer seminar, Tuesday, March 14 at noon. 

To register for this free event, visit:  www.mvmedicalcenter.com 
or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355) 

Mountain Vista Medical Center, 
1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209

Park and enter through the Outpatient Entrance of the hospital, which is located on the east side of the hospital. Proceed to the second floor and go through the double doors to the classrooms. You do not need to print your tickets for this free event.

Parents: What you should know come prom & grad party season

Prom & graduation season is coming - what are your liabilities as a parent/homeowner with underage kids at your house? Legal analyst Monica Lindstrom weighs in.

For more information, visit: Monica Lindstrom blog at: http://monicalindstrom.com/category/monicas-blog
Also, visit: http://monicalindstrom.com/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonicaKLindstrom/