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Memorial Day Gas Prices Got You Down? Stay in Town!

School is out, the snowbirds have once again migrated north, and the mass exodus to Southern California is looming—must be Memorial Day!  We Phoenicians bid a final goodbye to the possibility of 80 degree days and the beginning of the glorious summer months full of barbeques, pool parties, and vacations to help forget about melting…

201612.23
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Don’t Let Your Holiday Get Scrooged!

Season’s greetings to everyone who will be driving on the I-10 near downtown Phoenix or between Phoenix and Tucson: welcome to the “zero tolerance” zone.  Going two miles over the speed limit with your family of carolers fa-la-la-la-la-ing in the back seat while you head to your brother’s house?  Ticket.  Your grandma uses the carpool…

201612.07
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Honoring the Past in the Present

This year, approximately twenty men will return to their homes, places they have not seen in 75 years.  Through the use of dental records, DNA technology, and manifests from the Arizona and the Oklahoma, their remains have been identified and returned from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Though few, if any, in their hometowns will have specific…

201611.23
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Turkeys and Togetherness

Ahh, Thanksgiving!  A time to celebrate the bounty of our lands and our relationships with other people.  While Tater and Tot are giving thanks that they can live to see November 25, 2016 together, the rest of us are busily preparing for time with our families and friends.  While family togetherness can be stressful alone,…

201611.11
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A Time to Unite in Gratitude

This week has been a rollercoaster for our nation—and whether you’re happy, sad, hopeful, or in despair, please take today to put aside whatever you’re feeling and remember that there is a large group of people who have given freely of themselves and deserve our unencumbered respect and thanks.  Today was first honored nearly one…

201610.31
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Trick or Treat!

It’s that time of year again. There’s a noticeable chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, people are trading in their tank tops and sandals for peacoats and boots.  Wait, who am I kidding?  The temperature dropped by about ten degrees, so okay, Arizona, I’ll give you that #desertlife.  Although we may not…