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Arizona Diamondbacks complete Opening Day roster - 03/31/11 11:08 AM
Find the perfect home in the East Valley! The Diamondbacks finalized their Opening Day roster on Wednesday, going with left-hander Joe Paterson and right-hander Kam Mickolio for the final two spots in the bullpen, meaning right-hander Esmerling Vasquez will be optioned to Triple-A Reno despite pitching well in the Cactus League. Mickolio, who, along with reliever David Hernandez was acquired from Baltimore in the Mark Reynolds trade, pitched better as camp wore on, giving up just one run in his final six innings and finishing with a 4.38 ERA in 12 1/3 innings. "He's tall with a little different deception," manager Kirk Gibson said. "Maybe use him a little more toward right-handers."
Obama to Outline Energy Plan - 03/30/11 11:04 AM
Find the perfect home in the East Valley! By LAURA MECKLER WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, under pressure to respond to rising gas prices, on Wednesday will outline initiatives to cut U.S. reliance on foreign oil, including plans to expand oil production, increase the use of natural gas in vehicles and boost ethanol production. He also is promising that the federal government will purchase only alternative-fuel vehicles, such as hybrid and electric cars, by 2015. Mr. Obama's latest attempt to take the initiative on energy policy comes as Republicans in Congress are stepping up criticism of the administration for not allowing more oil and (2 comments)
Arizona is a sports lover’s paradise, whether you’re a spectator, participant or a little of both. With year-round sunny skies, you never have to lose a day or two of your vacation due to inclement weather. Fans flock to Arizona for its wide range of professional sports. Phoenix teams include Major League Baseball’s 2001 World Champs, the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the NBA Suns and WNBA Mercury, while the NHL Coyotes and NFL Arizona Cardinals all play in Glendale. In Avondale, Phoenix International Raceway hosts some of the largest crowds in the state for NASCAR and Indy races. Further (0 comments)
Hard to believe, but there is over $30 billion in unclaimed funds nationwide. A recent survey found that on average 1 out of 4 people have unclaimed money being held by the state that by taking the proper steps can become theirs once again. Unclaimed Money In this busy day and age it seems that people can forget about almost anything — even money that is owed to them. By law, unclaimed money is handed over to the state treasury to be held. In many circumstances, while the money remains untouched, no notice is given to the rightful owners. Here are some (9 comments)
Sunrider began making Sunbreeze in 1982. Dr. Chen, the creator of Sunbreeze Oil and Balm, has this to say about why his product is so unique: “An all-natural oil, Sunbreeze Oil is triple distilled and extracted from herbs and flowers. In the perfume industry, it takes 100,000 roses to make just one pound of natural essence rose oil. Just a half-pound of real rose oil essence costs approximately $150.00. This extraction process is so expensive that most perfumes and other balms are made with chemical synthetic scents, which may be harmful to your skin and to your health. For example, some (2 comments)
www.energydrinksandhealthfood.com What it does Fortune Delight® is a naturally revitalizing herbal beverage designed to cleanse and nourish the body. Conveniently packaged in powder form, Fortune Delight® is made with an aromatic blend of concentrated herbal extracts that provide an array of naturally derived nutrients, including polyphenols, bioflavonoids, and tea catechins—all known for their antioxidant properties. While there are many beverages on the market to choose from, Fortune Delight® has stood the test of time as a true “super beverage.” Superior Formulation• Made in Sunrider’s state-of-the-art Los Angeles Manufacturing Plants.• Formulated with concentrated herbal extracts.• Contains polyphenols, bioflavonoids, and tea catechins.• Unique formulation based on (0 comments)
Juicing is good, but Sunrider offers a better way to get healthy - 03/16/11 10:46 AM
Juice is good, but there is a more advanced way to get the healthy benefits of juicing. You know that fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of your daily diet, and you probably understand the value of drinking juices. Unfortunately, many of the juices sold in stores are not much better for you than soft drinks. Why juices? Fruits and vegetables have 2 main components, fiber and juice. The fiber acts as a carrier for the juice. The juice holds the most nutritional parts of the plants. Fresh juice supplies valuable nutrition that is not wasted to fuel its (0 comments)
But a close analysis of census data by The Arizona Republic shows that the biggest growth boom was in the West Valley, in both rate and numbers. Excluding Phoenix, westside cities and towns grew by nearly 70 percent, adding more than 300,000 people to the Valley. In comparison, East Valley cities, excluding the northeast, grew by about 26 percent, adding about 230,000. Northeast cities, including Carefree, Cave Creek, Paradise (0 comments)
Chandler Overtakes Glendale as 4th Largest City in Arizona - 03/14/11 10:57 AM
Chandler has officially overtaken Glendale as Arizona’s fourth largest city but newly released census figures are below estimates, and that came as a surprise to city officials. The count released this week is 236,123; that’s 19,529 fewer than the 255,652 estimate Chandler posts on its municipal website. Long-range planner David DeLaTorre said the higher figure is based on a 250,000 U.S. Census Bureau estimate from 2009 and homes built since then.
….The count indicates that Chandler grew by 33.7 percent since 2000 when the population was 176,581. Glendale grew by 3.6 percent and is home to 226,721. The state’s most (0 comments)
Arizona is the second fastest growing state in the nation - 03/11/11 01:35 PM
Arizona Census Facts Just Released - Arizona is the second-fastest growing state in the nation. It must be because of the warm, sunny weather. Or maybe it's the friendly people. Or perhaps it's the amazingly low house prices... Arizona QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau quickfacts.census.gov (0 comments)
It will be the first major medical facility in the Pinal County community, which has a population of about 40,000. Banner is buying 11.1 acres for $1.7 million, with plans to build what will become an 80,000-square-foot facility.Read more: Banner Health targets Maricopa | Phoenix Business Journal
East Valley New Homes More Affordable! - 03/09/11 01:54 PM
…Nearly half of the 6,000 new homes sold in the region so far this year are in the southeast communities of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert. First-timers, who no longer have to go out to the Valley’s farthest flung developments to afford a new house, are the biggest group of buyers in those areas.
Because fewer homebuyers are heading out to the region’s fringes, homebuilders trying to make money in the downturn and compete with foreclosures have had to find land in closer-in communities and cut costs and prices to be able to sell houses.
Phoenix’s Most Romantic Restaurants - 03/08/11 11:08 AM
Looking to take that special someone to a romantic meal in Phoenix? You won’t be disappointed, as this city offers fine dining, a romantic scenery and a selection of restaurants. Here are the top romantic restaurants in Phoenix:
Quiessence Restaurants: What can more romantic than dining at a farm filled with over 100 pecan trees and 12 acres of organic gardens. Reservations can be made online atwww.quiessencerestaurant.com. The wine selection was voted by Bloomberg as one of the best in the Southwest. Their knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer advice in pairing a wine with your meal. Main entrees start (0 comments)
Devoured; Culinary Classic (3/12 – 3/13/2011) - 03/07/11 10:43 AM
Guests move “one-bite-at-a-time” as they sample savory food from independent Valley restaurants, wine from around the world, and admire art. Culinary professionals conduct seminars and demonstrations. Proceeds benefit the Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and independent restaurants throughout Phoenix! Devoured Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ, 85004 PHONE: 1-866-977-6849 March 12, 2011 – March 13, 2011Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PMSaturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
ON THE WEB: DevouredPhoenix PRICE: $49 – $118 : $118 two-day at the door, $90 two-day in advance, $69 one-day at door, $59 one-day starting March 11, $49 one-day prior to March (0 comments)
WASHINGTON - Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent - a nearly two-year low. The economy added 192,000 jobs last month, with factories, professional and business services, education and health care among those expanding employment. Retailers, however, trimmed jobs. State and local governments, wrestling with budget shortfalls, slashed 30,000 jobs, the most since November. Federal government hiring was flat. Private employers added 222,000 jobs last month, the most since April. That shows that companies are feeling more confident in the economy and about their own financial prospects. And it bolstered hopes that (0 comments)
Maricopa County Home Show (3/4 – 3/6/2011) - 03/04/11 11:49 AM
March 4, 5, 6, 2011 What are the hours at the Maricopa County Home Shows? Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5, ages 3-12 are $2, ages 2 and under are free. Maricopa County Home Show Website (0 comments)
Best Breakfast: “The Good Egg” - 03/03/11 10:00 AM
The Good Egg is a great place to start the day. This egg friendly chain specializes in breakfast, breakfast and more breakfast. From the caprese omelet, biscuits and gravy, buttermilk or whole-wheat pancakes to berry smoothies, the menu caters to just about every breakfast hankering. Stop by the Park Central Mall location on Saturday or Sunday morning and you’ll see everyone who was out the night before in downtown or Central Phoenix.
Arizona Renaissance Festival! (2/12/11 – 4/3/11) - 03/01/11 11:10 AM
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.
This year’s AZ Renaissance Festival, runs every Saturday and Sunday, February 12, 2011 through April 3, 2011 including Presidents’ Day Monday February 21, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The Arizona Renaissance Festival, now in its 23rd year, features more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, dancers, and musicians. The village has over 200 elaborately adorned shops offering an array of goods. The Renaissance Festival (1 comments)
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