Wednesday, Sept. 6

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Deli serves up great food and great opportunities

"Not Your Typical Deli" is gaining a great reputation for its, food, with a yelp 5-star rating, but, it is also gaining a reputation for giving opportunities to people with autism. Many employees are on the autism spectrum, but, this deli means that is just a small part of who they are, they are also top-notch employees.

Customers rave about our sandwiches (especially the cubanos and the pastrami) and of course the chocolate chip cookies (that just won "Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Arizona" by

For more information, visit:

3821 E. Baseline Road, #J140, Gilbert, 85234 
Hours: Open today 11AM-5PM
Phone: (480) 794-1116

Local Love: Regroup Coffee    

Local coffee shop brings people together with a cup of joe and a bike shop all in one location.  We find out about this marriage of java and pedal power. 

The idea of Regroup Coffee + Bicycles began as every great business does; on the back of a napkin over coffee among close friends. Adam Eggebrecht and Nicholas Davis became friends through mutual acquaintances years earlier and grew closer over 5-years as Adam spent more time in Arizona and eventually moved in 2014. The duo shared a mutual passion for cycling and for business and spent considerable time discussing both. Because of their Midwest roots, both valued close personal relationships and strong business integrity. They quickly recognized the void of businesses in Arizona operating on these basic principles and realized the opportunity that existed for them to make a difference. They believed creating an environment that people frequented and built a relationship with was much more valuable than simply serving strangers on a transactional basis.

For more information, visit:

4227 N. Brown Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 648-8309

Biking Weather

As temperatures cools down, you might be thinking about breaking out your bike for a ride, but why pedal when you can pedego an electric bike that takes the work out of cruising around town. 

Pedego electric bikes are just like regular bikes except they have electric assistance that you let you ride longer, farther and faster than you could go on a regular pedal bike. You can pedal or not, using the throttle for an instant burst of speed. Pedal Assist helps you pedal at your choice of speeds, from moderate too fast. Pedego bikes go up to 20 miles per hour (the legal limit) and you can go 30-60 miles on a battery charge. With the electric assist, you can power up hills and glide through headwinds without breaking a sweat. Its exercise disguised as fun. And you can burn up to 500 calories per hour!

Health Benefits of Electric Cycling:

  •     Ride longer, farther and faster than on traditional bikes
  •     Reduces stress
  •     Boosts immunity
  •     Reduces risk of disease
  •     Lifts your mood and reduces depression
  •     Look and feel 10 years younger
  •     Lose weight and get fit cycling burns up to 500 calories per hour 

For more information, visit:

Pedego Bikes Scottsdale
6945 E 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

National coffee ice cream day

It is national coffee ice cream day. We find out how Italians bring together these two favorite treats, with an affogato.  It is espresso poured over gelato.  Affogato means drowned, so the ice cream is drowned in coffee.

For more information, visit:

Cool Gelato Italiano
7373 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 941-3100

Queen of Clean: DIY Cleaning Drains and Disposals

Drain Cleaner #1                    
1 cup of salt
1 cup of baking soda
1 large kettle of boiling water
Pour the salt and baking soda over the drain opening.  It doesn't need to all go in.
Pour the kettle of boiling water down the drain starting at the outside and working toward the drain in a circle to rinse the baking soda and salt down.
If it is a grease clog it will clear almost at once.  Leave drain for several hours and then flush with cold water. 

Drain Cleaner #2 
1-quart hot water
2 Tablespoons washing soda This is not baking soda.  Find in the laundry aisle.
Pour slowly into the drain.  Let sit and then flush with hot water after 10 minutes.

Cleaning your Garbage Disposal 
Keep the garbage disposal clean, free-flowing and smell-free by filling the sink with 3 inches of warm water and mixing in 1 cup of baking soda.  Turn the disposal on and immediately pull the drain plug out.  The vacuum created will clean out the holes in the garbage disposal and freshen the smell
DIY Garbage Disposal Bombs
1- 1/2 cups baking soda
1 tsp dish washing liquid
2 tsp salt
20-50 drops of essential oils  
¼ to ½ cup water
Mix the baking soda, dish washing liquid and sea salt together in a mixing bowl.  Add the essential oils as desired.  Then slowly add water until the mixture sticks together without being too wet.  You may not need all the water.  The more essential oils you use, the less water you will need.  If you add too much water by mistake, just add more baking soda until you get the desired texture.  Using your hands, form the mixture into balls {approximately 1 - 1.5 inch in size} or use a small scoop and place on a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Allow to dry overnight until firm.  This recipe makes approximately 20 balls {depending on size}. Place in a labeled airtight container and store indefinitely.

DIY Citrus Bombs
Place 5-6 small pieces of citrus peels {lemons, oranges, limes, etc.} into an ice cube tray and fill up with white vinegar.  If there are extra pieces of lemon or orange around, I will squeeze the left-over juice into the trays as well.  
Freeze until solid.  You can store them in a plastic bag in the freezer once they are solid too save space.

General Maintenance Tips
Do not put anything into the garbage disposal that is not biodegradable food waste.  
Run your garbage disposal frequently to prevent rust and corrosion and to ensure that there are no obstructions and always remember to run your garbage disposal prior to running your dishwasher to ensure that the drains are cleared.
Remember that all garbage disposals are not created equal.  Large, higher horse power disposals will be able to handle items that the smaller, apartment sized models can't.

What not to put in the Garbage Disposal

  • Expandable foods such as pasta and rice  
  • Large amounts of potato peels and carrot peels
  • Large animal bones {smaller chicken bones may be used in more powerful garbage disposals}
  • Fibrous material such as corn husks, asparagus, banana peels, or celery stalks and onion skins
  • Fruit pits
  • Artichokes
  • Grease
  • Large amounts of coffee grinds. They will not damage the garbage disposal itself, but they can combine with grease to form a clog in pipes.

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

Wildlife World Zoo: Meet Kaa the albino Burmese Python

They're one of the largest snakes in the world, but have you ever seen an albino python? We're with Wildlife World Zoo this morning getting to know Kaa, a 10-foot albino Burmese python. 

Burmese Python Facts:

  • Burmese pythons are one of the largest snakes in the world. 
  • The snake uses its sharp rearward-pointing teeth to seize prey, and then coils its body around the animal, squeezing a little tighter with each exhale until the animal suffocates. Stretchy ligaments in their jaws allow them to swallow animals up to five times as wide as their head!
  • Burmese pythons are carnivores, eating mostly small mammals and birds. But exceptionally large pythons may search for larger food items like pigs or goats. 
  • Pythons have even been known to have attacked and eaten alligators! 
  • They have poor eyesight, so instead they stalk prey using chemical receptors in their tongues and heat-sensors along their jaws.
  • They are capable of reaching 23 feet or more in length and weighing up to 200 pounds with a girth as big as a telephone pole. 
  • When they are young, Burmese pythons will spend equal time on the ground and in the trees. But are they growing larger they tend to stay on the ground because the trees can't hold them anymore! 
  • They are excellent swimmers and can stay submerged up to 30 minutes. 
  • The Burmese python is an invasive species in the Florida Everglades. According to the National Park Service, tens of thousands of these snakes exist there.
  • Females lay clutches of up to 100 eggs, which they incubate for two to three months. To keep their eggs warm, they continually contract, or shiver, their muscles. When the baby snakes hatch they use their special egg tooth to cut their way out of their egg and the mother leaves. The newly hatched baby python will often remain inside its egg until it finishes shedding its first shedding of skin, then it will hunt for its first meal all by itself.
  • Nocturnal
  • Found in Southeast Asia
  • Burmese Pythons can live over 20 years
  • Burmese python as Vulnerable, reflecting its overall population decline. Important reasons for the decline are trade for skins and for food and habitat destruction.

The Wildlife World Zoo
The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park.
For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website:  

Junior sportscaster scores big: Known as The Sports Watchdog

He is the youngest working sportscaster in the nation, 18-year-old Mason Kern started his broadcasting career early in his sophomore year in high school (2014-2015) when he was just 15 years old. He became a regular face reporting sports for the KUSI San Diego team. Today, we meet this Phoenix transplant. as he's now enrolled at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. 

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Adopting Houston Classrooms

Students and Teachers at Eduprize School are helping Houston Area students hit hard by Hurricane Harvey by holding a school supply drive.  You can drop off school supplies at the school through next week at 4567 W. Roberts Rd. Queen Creek.

For more information, visit:

Eduprize School
4567 W. Roberts Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-888-1610 x 1106

A meal at Chipotle that helps save the lives of dogs and cats! 

That's right Chipotle and AHS have teamed up for a HUGE day of fundraising. On Wednesday, Sept. 6 ALL Valley Chipotle locations will be donating 50% of all purchases to the Arizona Humane Society, all you have to do is pay in-store and mention AHS at the register. 

For more information, visit:

Encourage everyone you know to eat at Chipotle on Sept. 6th and mention AHS at checkout
Invite your friends on Facebook via our Facebook event:

Burgers, Brews & Brawn 

Burgers, Brews & Brawn Servathon at Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill on Sept. 6. Proceeds
from the event will go toward the purchase of new search and rescue puppies, food, supplies and
veterinary care for Arizona Search Dogs. Join us when we introduce the very newest Arizona
Search Dog, Big Hoss!

To purchase tickets, visit: 

For more information, visit:

Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
5 to 9 p.m.
2121 E. Highland Av. Phx, AZ