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What it takes to train like a Cardinals football player and learn to compete at the highest level like a pro

As the Cardinals face the Cowboys tonight for Monday Night Football, it might have you wondering, what it takes for these guys to get to the big arena. We're with Elite U Advanced High Performance Training where they focus on the most popular tools in modern sports to prep athletes for speed, functional strength, core & mobility to compete at the highest level. 

Training sessions Mon-Sat (call or Text to schedule a session) 844-75-ELITE

Events:  S.M.A.S.H Saturdays 50% off training sessions    

For more information, visit: www.EliteUtraining.com             

Elite U Advanced High Performance Training
14885 N. 83rd Place, Suite 103 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cards gear in high demand ahead of Monday Night Football 

Do you have your Cards gear ready for Monday Night Football against the Cowboys? Just Sports at Westgate is gearing up for a busy day ahead of tonight's big home opener. Kylee Cruz shows us some popular Cardinals swag!

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

Just Sports at Westgate
6800 N 95th Ave #930, Glendale, AZ 85305
Hours: Open today  10AM-9PM
Phone: (623) 877-1099

Tailgating tips for Monday Night Football

Are you ready for some football? The Cards play their first home game Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Kylee Cruz is at Famous Dave's Peoria with tailgating tips for Monday Night Football!

Tailgater Special:

  • Starting at just $7.99 a person, get  
  • 3 Wings 
  • 1 Slider 
  • 4 oz. Side 
  • Call Catering NOW to order and pick up before the game! 480-718-5331 

There are currently four Famous Dave's restaurants in the Valley 
Chandler
3250 West Frye Road

Peoria
16148 North 83rd Avenue

SanTan Village in Gilbert
2206 E Williams Field Rd 

Mesa-Riverview 
1011 Dobson Road.

For more information, visit: www.famousdavesbbq.com and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixFamousDaves/                            

Diva Dash: A fashion bonanza that helps others

Stock up on some new heels, bags and more with Florence Crittenton Heels for Healing event, where shoppers can find deals from top designers, and every purchase benefits at-risk girls, thanks to the Florence Crittenton.  

Heels for Healing is a fundraising event that delivers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience offering incredibly low prices on popular designer heels and handbags at Florence Crittenton's thrift store, Flo's on 7th

All proceeds/sales from the event go directly to Florence Crittenton of Arizona and the services they provide to at-risk girls of the community.
    
Preceding the shopping portion of the event is the Diva Dash, a high-heel relay race that members of the community are encouraged to register and take part in. In teams of up to four, the Diva Dash challenges participants to slip on a pair of heels, one inch or higher, and race in an obstacle course at Flo's on 7th. Dashers will compete in lanes with a tricycle and hula-hoop challenge for the chance to win a Diva Dash trophy and gift certificate to Flo's on 7th.

High heels and handbags were generously donated by members of the community through donation drives  

For more information about the 9th Annual Heels for Heeling or to register for the Diva Dash, visit www.flocrit.org/single-event/9th-annual-heels-for-healing-and-annual-diva-dash/.

For more information on Florence Crittenton and the services they provide young woman of our community, please visit www.flocrit.org

Leading up to Heels for Healing and the Diva Dash, Florence Crittenton will be accepting donations of new and like-new designer, formal, casual and vintage shoes and handbags until Friday, September 15th. 

Donation Drop-Off Locations:
Flo's on 7th 4116 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013
Florence Crittenton 715 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85013        

Sunrise Yoga

Wake up your body and your senses with early morning yoga at Mountainside Fitness.  

  •     Sunrise Yoga is brand new to Mountainside Fitness Tempe 
  •     Wake up and stretch to the sunlight health benefits to yoga in the morning
  •     Set your intentions for the day and enjoy a flow Yoga class on the grass.  
  •     Class runs approximately 55 minutes

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

San Diego Zoo offers free admission for kids/ San Diego Zoo helps fight wildlife trafficking

It is a great time to visit the San Diego Zoo, with free kids’ month. Kids 11 and younger get in free with an adult.  There are all kinds of great activities for kids, and a chance to learn how the zoo is fighting wildlife trafficking as well.  

Calling all kids! October is Kids Free month presented by Mission Fed Credit Union at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park! All month long, children 11 years and younger receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult.    
New this year: join us for HalGLOWeen at the San Diego Zoo on October 27, 28, and 29. Stay until 8 p.m. and have fun with an amazing bubble light show, glowing "Boolahoops," exciting entertainment, special treats, Halloween-type music, and more!

  •     Efforts that San Diego Zoo Global is making to prevent wildlife trafficking 
  •     It's free kids’ month for all visitors at the Zoo, Safari Park and other SD attractions 
  •     San Diego Zoo's new Africa Rocks is opening over the next several months, with most of it already open.

Animals used for wildlife trade:

  • Beaver
  • Raccoon babies
  • otter
  • Fox
  • Alligators (small to large available)
  • Python
  • Tortoises
  • African Serval

Animals that are taken for the illegal pet trade:

  • Macaw
  • Cockatoo
  • Frogs
  • Lizards
  • Eagle Owl (eggs are commonly smuggled)

For more information, visit: http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/kids-free-2017

Do It Yourself Week

"Do It Yourself Week" kicks off with April talking about a favorite "do it yourself" dinner using the new kitchen appliance with a cult-like following---the Instant Pot.  In part one, we see one of her favorite, easiest and tastiest recipes for family dinner using the Instant Pot, the barbacoa bowl.  For part two, we head to food blogger Joanie Simon's kitchen to find out about two ways she uses her instant pot that you may not have thought about.  She shows us how the Instant Pot makes the perfect hard-boiled eggs and rice pudding.  
 
Joanie Simon's Barbacoa Burrito Bowl: 
http://joaniesimon.com/instant-pot-barbacoa-burrito-bowl/

Simon's Instant Pot Rice Pudding: 
http://joaniesimon.com/instant-pot-rice-pudding-cranberries/ 

For more of Joanie Simons favorite Instant Pot Recipes: 
http://joaniesimon.com/instant-pot-scalloped-potatoes/                                                                                                                                               
http://joaniesimon.com/instant-pot-bbq-chicken-wings/

Chicago Style Salads that are hearty & healthy

Portillo's is famous for its dogs, especially the Chicago style, but now they're lightening things up with some Chicago style salads. They join us in studio with their signature salads, fan favorites and some new Chicago-inspired salads they promise are hearty and healthy. 

  • Portillo's Chopped Salad -A fan favorite, the Chopped salad is a perfect mix of flavor and crunch, packed with romaine and iceberg lettuce mix, ditalini pasta, diced chicken, crispy bacon, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, green onion, red cabbage and tossed with our famous, homemade House dressing.  
  • Portillo's Meatball Salad-  Inspired by the restaurant's Midwestern roots, the salad features Tuscan spring mix and chopped romaine lettuce, piled high with red onion, gorgonzola cheese, bacon, and Portillo's house dressing. The salad is topped with two hand-rolled meatballs, smothered with marinara sauce and sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese.  
  • Portillo's Apple Walnut Harvest Salad-  This seasonal salad features Tuscan spring mix and chopped romaine lettuce tossed with diced gala apples, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, and topped with grilled chicken and fat-free raspberry vinaigrette.  

For more information, visit: www.portillos.com     

Portillo's Tempe 
65 S. McClintock Tempe AZ 85281 
(480) 967-7988
  
Portillo's Scottsdale 
10574 N. 90th Street Scottsdale AZ 85258 
(480) 451-2888  

Queen of Clean: Best cleaners for grout

Tile surfaces are durable and beautiful, but keeping those grout lines clean can be a nightmare. Today the Queen of Clean, Linda Cobb, shares an easy and effective way to make the grout sparkle like the rest of your tile.

The Best Grout Cleaner
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into a squeeze bottle.  This could be a repurposed ketchup or mustard container. Add 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. The baking soda will help remove tough stains and hard water buildup, while the hydrogen peroxide will clean and brighten, cutting through residue on the grout to remove discolorations.
To this add 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, then replace the lid and shake the mixture to make sure the ingredients in your homemade grout cleaner are well combined. If the mixture seems too thick, add a little more hydrogen peroxide.
Use the squeeze-top bottle to apply the homemade grout cleaner to any soiled areas.  Allow the solution to sit on the grout for about five minutes or more so it can work its way into the stain.  Wipe the mixture off with a wet sponge or rag.  Rinse with water to remove any residue. If stains remain, repeat as needed until the grout is clean. 
This solution does not store so use it all or toss what is left.  You can use it to give your sinks a good cleaning too if you have left over solution. 
Wear rubber gloves.  While hydrogen peroxide is generally safe for topical use, it can sting if it gets in any cuts and also dry out finger tips.  If you splash any in your eyes, rinse immediately.

Seal the Grout
Prevent discoloration by sealing your grout once a year. Sealant creates a barrier that protects against unsightly stains and dirt buildup, so you won't have to break out your homemade grout cleaner. Find sealant at home centers.

Tips for Floor Grout
Mop tile floors once a week with water and a microfiber mop.  Using all-purpose cleaner and other mopping products can leave a film and residue.  The residue left behind will attract more dirt after the floor dries.
Never use a sponge mop on tile.  It acts as a squeegee pulling dirty water into the grout lines.

Natural Floor Cleaner for Tile or Laminate

  • 2 quarts warm water
  • 1 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 cup rubbing Alcohol
  • 6 drops Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Essential Oil of your choice optional
  • Combine in a bucket and wash floors, rinsing the mop frequently.  No rinsing needed.  Air dry.

Mold Remover for Caulking
First, use adequate ventilation.  Open a window or turn on a fan if you can.
This tip uses a product called Cotton Coil.  This is used in hair salons to protect your skin from bleaches and dyes. It is basically a long roll of 100% cotton. Buy Cotton Coil inexpensively at beauty supply stores and Amazon. Soak that cotton coil in bleach, and it lay it across the moldy caulk. It needs to sit overnight.  Don't drip the bleach on other surfaces and remove towels etc. from the area.  Bleach fumes will remove color.
When you remove the bleach soaked cotton, the mold should be gone.  It will be slower to return too. 
Rinse the area down once you remove the cotton and you are done.

Quick Clean for Dirty Caulking
Vodka is a great cleaner for dirty and moldy caulking.  Simply put cheap vodka in a spray bottle, spray it on and then rub with a brush.  
This is for caulking that is not heavily covered in black mold.  It works great for the pinkish mildew that you may find in your shower.
Another great cleaner for caulking is that old fashion white toothpaste that you used as a kid.  Grab a tube or Colgate or Gleem at the $$$ store and pick up a cheap toothbrush or nail brush too!  Squirt on the toothpaste and rub it firmly.  Rinse and dry.

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

Affordable backyard garden designs

Cooler temperatures mean, it's the perfect time to spruce up your backyard. And, that's exactly what we're doing here at 3TV. We're with Blooming Desert Design & Construct to learn how to make your yard the place to be, all fall and winter long.  

For more information, visit: http://bloomingdesert.com/

1550 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203
Hours: Open today  8AM-5PM
Phone: (480) 756-9100

16-year-old self-taught musician plays gigs with Motley Crue & Alice Cooper

He's only 16 years old, and already Phoenix resident Lelea Fonua has found himself on-stage with Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Jordin Sparks and more. Lelea found his love for music at 8 years old when he got his first ukulele. He has since started his own band, 3NATIONS. When he's not performing, he takes online classes at Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ, and with a Type 1 Diabetes diagnoses, he rounds out his busy schedule as a Youth Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association. 

For more information, visit:  http://www.lelea.org/index.html