Monday, June 26

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Deer Valley Unified School District Classified Job Fair

The Deer Valley Unified School District will be hosting a Classified Job Fair today from 9 am to 1 pm at the Deer Valley Unified School District Offices (20402 North 15th Ave. in Phoenix).

They are looking to hire full-time and part-time classified positions. Classified jobs are non-teaching positions and include: clerical positions, crossing guards, custodians, food service, maintenance, monitors, paraprofessionals, and bus drivers & assistants. 

Apply online at http://careers.dvusd.org/

Deer Valley Unified School District Job Fair
June 26 from 9 am - 1:00 pm 
Governing Board Conference Room
20402 North 15th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Cool off this summer at Fluff It Marshmallow

The family-owned business in Gilbert makes handcrafted marshmallows, 100% corn syrup free.

For more information, visit: www.fluffitmarshmallows.com

1034 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Located in: Gilbert Encinas Plaza
(480) 686-9071
(Gilbert & Guadalupe)

Motivational Monday: Get fit in 36 minutes

FIT36 is a fitness studio that provides a total body workout in just 36 minutes via High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in a small group setting. Participants wear heart rate monitors and results are projected live during class, so they know when to push harder and when to slow down. 

- FIT36 is a fitness studio that provides a total body workout in just 36 minutes via High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in a small group setting.
-Workouts comprise a circuit of 12 exercises; participants do the circuit twice.
- Participants wear heart rate monitors and results are projected live during class, so they know when to push harder and when to slow down.
- every class is taught by a professional trainer to ensure participants don't under train or over train this means we can accommodate all fitness goals and needs, and help adjust intensity, whether that means pushing participants harder or accommodating for injuries
- Contact the studio to start your FREE WEEK today! Become a member to lock in our Grand Opening rates, which increase on July 5th! 

For more information, visit: www.fit36.com/desertridge and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FIT36DesertRidge/ to try it out for a week for free!

More about the workout and studio: www.fit36fitness.com

21001 N. Tatum Blvd Suite 18-1090
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-686-8171

Bowlero opens in Gilbert

Bowlero Gilbert boasts over 40 lanes of blacklight bowling outfitted with plush lounge seats and hi-def video walls. Beyond bowling, they also have bumper cars, an enormous arcade, laser tag arena and a state-of-the-art thrill zone that provides nearly 4,000 square feet of fun. 

For more information, visit: www.bowlero.com/location/bowlero-gilbert 

Summer Games Passes can be purchased online or at the center - www.bowlsummergames.com

Bowlero Gilbert
1160 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
For lane availability, reservations, or to plan a party or corporate event, please call Bowlero Gilbert at (480) 813-2695

What happens to your body in extreme heat

Dr. Sharon Thompson tells us what happens to your body in prolonged heat exposure. Learn these signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Key Facts:  Body organs function in a very narrow temperature range between 97-100 degrees. We are constantly generating heat and releasing it to the environment 
(Fun fact: The Mall of America has no heating system body heat keeps the temperature up)
 
What happens to the body during the extreme heat 

  • In hot environments, sweating occurs (water evaporating takes heat with it and cools the body); blood vessels near the skin dilate to let more heat escape.
  • When you are in prolonged heat (and not replacing fluids), these methods cannot keep up and the body produces more heat than it can release to keep internal temperature in the normal range
  • The body's organs cannot function properly and symptoms develop 

What's the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion? 

Heat exhaustion is where the body is overheated but the internal temperature is below 104 degrees. Heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, a medical emergency that can lead to permanent organ damage and death. 

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include

  •     Weakness
  •     Muscle cramping
  •     Heavy sweating 
  •     Headache
  •     Dizziness
  •     Fainting
  •     Nausea and/or vomiting
  •     A rapid heartbeat
  •     Thirst
  •     Clammy skin
  •     Fainting

Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Internal temperature is above 104 degrees F in adults, and 105 F in children; and the person has signs of their brain being affected. Common symptoms include:

  •     Fainting
  •     Headache
  •     Dizziness
  •     Lack of sweating
  •     Hot, dry skin
  •     Muscle cramps
  •     Nausea
  •     Behavior changes including confusion, disorientation, staggering
  •     Sometimes loss of consciousness 
  •     Seizures

Someone with heat stroke needs immediate medical attention. Call 911
Recovery time for heat stroke is variable; initial recovery may be done with 1-2 days in the hospital; complete recovery may take about 2 months to a year.
Complications of heat stroke increase the longer it takes to begin treatment; complications can include:

  •     Internal organ damage,
  •     Seizures
  •     Coma
  •     Death 

What is the treatment for heat exhaustion/stroke?
First aid treatment for heat exhaustion should begin immediately when a person is suspected of having heat exhaustion. 

  •     Remove the person from the hot environment and try to get them cool. 
  •     Place the person in the shade or in a cool building while awaiting transport to a medical facility
  •     Remove any warm or restrictive clothing
  •     Mist the skin with cool water and circulate air with fans if available
  •     Give water or other fluids

If someone is having more severe symptoms, does not recover with the above or has any fainting, confusion or disorientation, also call 911 and 

  •     Place in a shower or tub of cool water, if available
  •     Placing ice packs to the groin, armpits, neck and head 

Who should be most concerned? 

  • Pregnant women develop more heat intolerance as their pregnancy advances.
  • People doing strenuous work or exercise in a warm or hot environment
  • People wearing clothing that inhibits evaporative cooling of the body.
  • The elderly and children under 5 years of age are at higher risk for developing heat exhaustion.  
  • People who live in apartments or homes lacking air conditioning or good airflow. 
  • Other high-risk groups include people of any age who don't drink enough water, have chronic diseases, or who drink excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Pets can develop heat exhaustion, and the treatment and prevention is similar to that of humans.

What we can do?
Take reasonable to prevent heat exhaustion/stroke:

  • Avoid extreme heat situations!
  • Do not sit in (or leave someone or a pet in) a closed vehicle in the summer 
  • Drink a lot of fluids (if your urine frequency slows or is a dark color you need to drink more fluids) 
  • If you have to do heavy physical work in hot areas plan cool-down periods
  • Avoid sunburns 
  • Wear light-weight, loose clothing that will allow air to circulate
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks
  • Check with your pharmacist or doctor to see if your medications may make you more susceptible to heat-related problems (for example, diuretics, sedatives, and stimulants)

Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology
926 East McDowell Road, #134, Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 288-0777
Website: http://centralphoenixobgyn.com/

Cool Escapes: Sunset/Full Moon Hike in Sedona

With the hot temperatures, hiking is not an option for many.  But hiking in the evening, by the light of the full moon, changes that.  Guides at Red Rock State Park in Sedona take to the trails once a month.  
 
You can sign up for a Full Moon hike with the Arizona State Parks Department: https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/full-moon-hike-may

Queen of Clean-Uses for Liquid Fabric Softener

Remove Soap Scum from Showers
Combine 2 parts liquid fabric softener and 3 parts waters.  Spray on, let sit 5 minutes or so and then spray a scrubbing sponge and clean.  Rinse and dry.  If you have a difficult area, you can apply it undiluted.

Remove Hairspray Residue
Dried-on overspray from hairspray can be tough to remove from walls and vanities, but even a buildup of residue is no match for a solution of 1 part liquid fabric softener to 2 parts water. Pour into a spray bottle, spray the surface, let sit for a minute or so and polish it with a dry cloth.

Clean Glass and Hard Surfaces
Clean glass tables and other hard surfaces, and repel dust with liquid fabric softener. Mix 1 part softener into 4 parts water and store in a spray bottle. Spray lightly on a microfiber cloth and wipe and buff.

Remove Burned on Food
Soak burned-on foods from casseroles with liquid fabric softener. Fill the casserole with water, add a squirt of liquid fabric softener, and soak for an hour, or until residue wipes easily away.

Keep Paintbrushes Pliable
After using a paintbrush, clean the bristles thoroughly and rinse them in a coffee can full of water with a drop of liquid fabric softener mixed in. After rinsing, wipe the bristles dry and store the brush as usual.

Make Your Own Fabric Softener Sheets
Fabric softener sheets are convenient to use, but they're no bargain when compared to the price of liquid softeners. You can make your own dryer sheets and save money. Just spray an old wash-cloth with liquid softener and toss it into the dryer with your next load.

Remove Faucet Soap Scum
Gently rub full strength fabric softener with a damp cloth onto faucets and other chrome fixtures. Allow to dry, and then remove with a clean wet cloth.

For more information visit Linda's website and Facebook page.
www.Queenofclean.com
https://www.facebook.com/Queen-of-Clean-Linda-Cobb-412666695292

Glamping foods to take on your next outing 

If you're more of a glamper, than a camper, you might like this. We're whipping up a fancy feast for your next outdoor vacation, learning how to camp in style with Food Blogger Heather Walker. Just because you're "roughing" it doesn't mean you have to skimp on the menu! 

Recipes:
Eggs McWalker

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes / Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  •     6 large, fresh croissants
  •     6 thick slices of ham, chopped into small pieces
  •     1 cup shredded Irish cheese (Kerrygold)
  •     6 eggs, beaten
  •     3 green onions, chopped
  •     salt/pepper
  •     non-stick cooking spray

Steps:
1.    Slice the back sides of the croissants open halfway, to create a pocket and set aside.
2.    Spray a large skillet with the non-stick cooking spray.  Heat on medium heat and add the ham, eggs and green onions.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Continue to cook on medium heat until the eggs are cooked through.  
3.    Sprinkle the cheese on top of the scrambled eggs and allow it to melt.
4.    Spoon the mixture into the pockets of the croissants and serve.


Grilled Carne Asada Stromboli with Chipotle Lime Sour Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: 20 minutes / Servings: 2 Stromboli (4 servings)

Ingredients:

  •     1 lb. pre-marinated Carne Asada (or see marinade recipe below)
  •     1 pkg. Trader Joe's Pizza Dough
  •     1 cup of shredded 4 Cheese Mexican blend
  •     1/2 cup of fresh, pre-made Pico de Gallo (or see recipe below)
  •     1 avocado, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  •     1 ready-made, uncooked pizza dough (I use Trader Joe's)
  •     1/4 cup flour for dusting
  •     1/4 cup olive oil
  •     3/4 cup Sour Cream
  •     1/2 tsp. Chipotle Powder
  •     Juice of 1/2 Lime
  •     1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  •     salt/pepper

Steps:
1.    Pre-heat outdoor grill to high heat.
2.    Tear the pizza dough in half, making two evenly sized dough balls.  Dust with flour and roll out the pizza dough according to the package instructions (you may need to let it rest for a few minutes before rolling out).  Make 2 flat, pizza rounds, each about 8-10 inches in diameter.  Note:  If you're taking these to a tailgate party, do this before you leave.
3.    In a mixing bowl combine the sour cream, chipotle powder, lime juice and garlic powder.  Season with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper and stir until combined.  Set aside.
4.    Place the marinated carne asada on the grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat, chop into small slices and set aside.
5.    Spread about 2 tablespoons of the chipotle sour cream onto the pizza dough rounds, about 1" from the edges.  Spread 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 of the chopped meat onto one side of each of the dough rounds. Top with about 2 tbsp. of the Pico de Gallo and a few avocado slices. Fold it in half to cover and seal the edges by pinching it with wet fingers.  Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
6.    Place both of the Stromboli on the heated grill, cover the grill and cook on high heat for about 4 minutes on each side, until the dough is golden brown and cooked through.
7.    Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Cut in half with a pizza slicer and serve with extra chipotle lime sour cream for dipping.

Carne Asada Marinade

Ingredients:

  •     1 lb. thinly sliced skirt or flank steak
  •     1/2 cup olive oil
  •     juice of 1/2 lime
  •     2 tsp. salt
  •     1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  •     1 tbsp. cumin powder
  •     1 tbsp. garlic powder
  •     1 tbsp. onion powder
  •     1 tbsp. paprika
  •     1 tbsp. chili powder

Steps: 
1.    Place all ingredients in a sealable, plastic bag.  Seal the bag and let the air escape.  Massage and combine the ingredients into the meat for about 2 minutes.  Place it in the refrigerator to marinate for about 2 hours.

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Ingredients:

  •     2 medium vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
  •     1/4 red onion, chopped
  •     1/2 fresh jalapeño, seeded, membrane removed and chopped
  •     juice of 1/2 lime
  •     2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  •     1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  •     1/2 tsp. each salt/pepper

Steps:
1.    Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Stir until combined.

Grilled Papas Arrechas

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 45 minutes / Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  •     6 large Russet Potatoes, washed and roughly chopped
  •     2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  •     2 large jalapeños, chopped (you can remove the membrane and seeds for a milder flavor)
  •     3 large cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  •     2 scallions, chopped
  •     1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  •     1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  •     2 tbsp. olive oil
  •     salt and pepper to taste
  •     fresh cut salsa (optional)
  •     1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  •     a few sprigs of fresh cilantro (optional)

Steps:  
1.    Preheat grill to high heat.
2.    In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well until combined.
3.    Place two large sheets of aluminum foil onto a flat surface.   Divide the potato mixture in half and place them into the center of each of the foil sheets.  Enclose the potatoes by first folding the foil lengthwise and folding over several times.  Fold the ends over into the center, creating a tight envelope.
4.    Place both envelopes on the grill for about 30 minutes, turning over about half way through.
5.    Remove from the heat and allow them to cool for a few minutes before unfolding.  Transfer to a serving dish (be sure to scrape the foil for all the good stuff!).  Top with your favorite salsa, sour cream and cilantro.  Serve immediately.

For more information visit: www.phoenixfamilyfoodie.com