Jaime's Local Love: Arizona Fall Festival highlights

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The Arizona Fall Festival held on Saturday, November 4, at Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix is a free and family-friendly celebration of everything local to Arizona.

The festival features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer and wine garden, booths for local merchants to showcase their wares and live musical entertainment.

The Arizona Fall Festival will feature more than 200 local businesses from across the state, two of which are being highlighted today in Jaime's Local Love.

Ben's Bells

The mission of Ben's Bells is to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities.

Recent research demonstrates that kindness benefits our physical and mental health, and that recognizing kindness in others increases a person's happiness and satisfaction.

But just as solving a calculus problem requires advanced math skills, the challenges of daily life require advanced kindness skills. By focusing on kindness and being intentional in our personal interactions, we can improve our ability to connect. Volunteers of any skill set can join Ben’s Bells to help make their iconic bells, and they can also nominate members of the community to receive a Bell for demonstrating exceptional kindness.

Website: https://bensbells.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BensBellsProject/
Instagram: @bensbells

Snoh Ice Shavery

Snoh Ice Shavery’s journey starts 6,000 miles away on a small island in the South China Seas, where a frozen dessert known to the locals as BaoBing (shaved snow) was invented.

The popularity of this dessert quickly spread through the Asian communities of Los Angeles, where the owners of Snoh grew up. Their goal has been to bring the authenticity and excitement of this little known frozen treat to the city of Phoenix.

Snoh Ice is a cross between ice cream and traditional shaved ice. The fluffy melt-in-your-mouth texture of snow is combined with the creamy flavorful taste of ice cream.

Website: https://www.snohice.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snohice/
Instagram: @snohiceshavery

More information about the Arizona Fall Festival can be found at https://localfirstaz.com/fall-festival.

Arizona Fall Festival hosted by Local First Arizona

Festival Address: Hance Park, 200 E Moreland St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Website: https://localfirstaz.com/
Email: info@localfirstaz.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/localfirstaz 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LocalFirstAZ 
Instagram: @localfirstaz

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Jaime CerretaHometown girl Jaime Cerreta was born and raised in Phoenix and has family all over the Valley.

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Jaime Cerreta

If that Cerreta name makes visions of little green mints dance in your head, you're onto something. Yes, Jaime is “one of those candy people." Her grandfather started the Cerreta Candy Company in 1968, and her father worked there for 45 years. Many of her aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her grandfather -- Mr. C. himself -- are still making candy at the Glendale-based factory. Jaime's favorites are the Peanut Butter Pizzazz and the famous French Mint Truffles.

Jaime is a graduate of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism.

She left the Valley after college for her first TV job as a one-man-band reporter in Joplin, Mo. She then produced and anchored a morning show in Springfield, Mo. before moving to Beaumont, Texas, where she worked as the morning anchor/reporter.

Before returning to the Valley in August 2013, Jaime spent the past seven years in Oklahoma City, where she served as the evening anchor at the local Fox station. Jaime anchored Oklahoma Associated Press award-winning newscasts for Best Newscast and Best Election Coverage. She was named one of Oklahoma Magazine's Best of the Best. Jaime stayed on the desk for up to 12 hours at a time when the deadly tornadoes hit in May 2013. She has covered hurricanes, hail storms, blizzards, flooding and droughts.

Some of her favorite experiences in Oklahoma include shooting one-on-one basketball with Blake Griffin and talking football with Sam Bradford.

Jaime considers herself a "total foodie" and strongly believes in supporting local businesses. She's an advocate for the Alzheimer's Association, a reluctant exerciser and a positive thinker. Jaime loves spending time with friends and family and any patio with a view of Camelback Mountain. Mostly, she loves being back home sweet home in the Valley of the Sun.

If you have a story idea for Jaime, drop her an email any time.

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