Tips for Going Green
Reduce your Carbon
1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
2. Replace bulbs with new low energy bulbs.
3. Reuse shopping bags
5. Conserve water
6. Inflate tires
8. About 90 percent of the energy used to wash clothes goes to heating the
water. Cool things off and save 349 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Household Tips Pour a
packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (the only flavor that works) into the detergent
cup and run the dishwasher while empty. The citric acid in the mix wipes out
stains! And it smells lemon fresh!
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes
is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's ear... massage it in, then
clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's
skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Easy eyeglass protection... to
prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of
Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before
Smart splinter remover: Just pour a
drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue
off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious
chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints.
They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without
the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?
Rainy day cure for dog odor: Next
time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with
Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Kills fleas instantly...Dawn
Dishwashing Liquid does the trick.Add
a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well
to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
Did you know that Colgate
Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
Use leftover eggshells to shine your glassware. Simply drop
some crushed shells in vase, add warm water and a drop of dishwashing
liquid, and give it a good swirl
A simple spruce up for the microwave: place a bowl of water
mixed with lemon juice inside and run the machine on high
for one minute, wipe out to clean.
Slather your hands with
lotion, then wrap them in the steamed towels until cool.
Here are the five most common early warning signs of a heart
-- Chest pain.
-- Pain or discomfort in the neck and jaw.
-- Pain or discomfort in the arm, shoulder or back.
-- Sudden feeling of profound fatigue.
-- Sudden shortness of breath.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
circumnavigates the globe
1820: The famous
frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri
1888: T.S. Eliot
1910: Durant loses
control of GM
announces new Ranger
President Eisenhower was hit by a sudden
heart attack and the NYSE promptly
responded, posting its largest drop since
West Side Story opens
1982: KITT debuts
Houston hits No. 1
1990: X rating
declared in Phil Spector murder case
Palin of Alaska introduced
herself to America before a
roaring crowd at the Republican
National Convention on Wednesday
night as “just your average
hockey mom” who was as qualified
as the Democratic nominee, to be
president of the United States.
Her intelligence and humor shown
through as she took the audience
of millions watching prime time
television through her history
as mayor and governor detailing
her executive experience,
outweighing by far the
experience of both Democratic
evening speakers had touted
Senator John McCain's history as
a rebellious former prisoner of
war in Vietnam defining his
courage under fire and along
with his record in government
service made him the best
qualified to be the 44th
president of the United States.
When John McCain
joined Gov. Sarah Palin on stage
after her speech he asked
the cheering delegates, “Do you
think we made the right choice”
in picking Ms. Palin as the
vice-presidential nominee? An
overwhelming round of applause
made their supportive feelings
vote made McCain, the first
candidate to share the ticket
with a woman and only the second
presidential candidate from a
major party to do so, after
Walter F. Mondale selected
Geraldine A. Ferraro as his
running mate for the Democratic
ticket in 1984.Gov. Sarah Palin
has shattered another glass
ceiling for women that Hillary
Clinton failed to accomplish
when she lost the Democratic
“Before I became
governor of the great state of
Alaska, I was mayor of my
hometown,” Ms. Palin told the
delegates. “And since our
opponents in this presidential
election seem to look down on
that experience, let me explain
to them what the job involves. I
guess a small-town mayor is sort
of like a ‘community organizer,’
except that you have actual
responsibilities.” Her remark
played against her opponents
resume as a 'community
signs that said “I love hockey
moms. ”Gov. Palin commented on
being a hockey mom when she said
that “the difference between a
hockey mom and a pit bull” was
Giuliani of New York spoke
highly of Gov. Palin when he
said, “She already has more
executive experience than the
entire Democratic ticket.”
Then he addressed people who
have questioned whether Ms.
Palin will have enough energy to
focus on the vice presidency as
the mother of five. “How dare
they question whether Sarah
Palin has enough time to spend
with her children and be vice
president,” Mr. Giuliani said.
“How dare they do that? When do
they ever ask a man that
supportive family gathered on
stage after her speech
demonstrating her real
connection with the average
American family. The daughter of
school teacher parents, wife of
a fisherman, son going off to
war in Iraq, daughter pregnant
standing with her boyfriend, two
more daughters helping to care
for infant son who has Down's
Syndrome. The experience
she brings to the office is so
much more than that of an
executive. She commented she
will be an advocate for the
special needs children. As the
mother of a soldier, millions of
military moms will relate to her
experience. Dealing with teen
pregnancy has brought her more
support than criticism as her
opponents had hoped. Gov. Sarah
Palin brings so much to the
ticket it's impossible to not
relate to her as a candidate in
so many positive ways.
The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal
The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal
Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Phoenix -
Phoenix Campus from September 10 - 12,
2008. Interested development professionals,
researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as
soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up
quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to
your colleagues and listservs.
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The Grant Institute
Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
will be held at the
University of Phoenix - Phoenix Campus
September 10 - 12, 2008
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Story
Today I celebrated 10 years since having my first brain tumor
removed. The baseball size mass finally was given a name
“Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma” Simple terms: there are
four stages of brain cancer I had stage 3. Bottom line……. TEN
years 5 craniotomies /radiation /and chemo treatments. I am
here and scans every 4 months continue to look good. 2 years
ago I launched a website to help a little organization I created
grow so I could continue to help more patients and their
families not feel alone when dealing with the diagnosis of a
My new website and official non-profit take a look - it details
everything just perfectly.
Sightings Increase in Arizona
The organization recently launched a local website to help
filter the significant increase in UFO interest and sightings in
allows people to report UFO sightings and remain anonymous.
People can also read about sightings and the investigations as
Phoenix chapter of MUFON has scheduled a presentation and
discussion that is open to the public Saturday, September 20
from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library located
at 64 E. First Street. According to a news release, the
meeting will be held in the Saguaro Room and includes
discussions about the increasing number of UFO sightings from
private citizens and prominent public figures such as an Apollo
Treat your senses to an
evening of song, spirits and savory tastes! Join us in Mayo
Clinic’s beautiful reception area nestled among the scenic
foothills of Scottsdale. Stations of chef-prepared dishes paired
with delicious wines and wonderfully-appointed acoustic music
will tantalize guests as they browse items in the silent
Sponsorship If you are interested in becoming
a sponsor of this event or would like more information on how to
be showcased as a wine and/or food vendor, please contact
Brandee Wessel, Development Director for the National MS
Society, Arizona Chapter:
email@example.com or 480-968-2488, option 2, X 218. A
portion of your sponsorship will be tax-deductible.
Registration Register online (below), or by
phone at 1-800-344-4867, option 2. Please pre-register
by Wednesday, September 10.
"Mamma Mia!" is great fun!
The audience sang along, clapped, giggled and ahhhed as the
songs ran the gamut of emotions. Mamma Mia flies on the wings
of the golden oldies of ABBA and the crazy musical romps where
the entire cast joins in wonderfully joyful choreographed dance
routines. Every minute of this flick will refresh your spirit
with beautiful views of the Greek island and blues of the ocean,
along with classic music.
Meryl Streep is so well loved that even though this musical part
of this role may have been a stretch for her, she made it work.
Her voice actually sounded good. But Pierce Brosnan, who played
her old flame Sam, should stick to acting. His voice was like
the guy at the office singing karaoke and everyone tries to
ignore the pain of it all. Still he is well cast as the great
love of her life. Colin Firth who actually learned to play
guitar for this role and took some singing lessons sounded
pretty decent. Not that he will have a new music career, but he
can carry a tune. Julie Walters and Christine Baranski took
their comedic acting skills to a new level with their over the
top musical performances. Stellan Skarsgård as Bill, one of
three possible fathers of Donna’s daughter, had the audience
rooting for him all the way.
"Rootin' Tootin' Roundup"September
Western Night Benefits Area Non-Profit Programs including
Foothills Caring Corps and Desert Foothill Theater
Don't miss the second annual "Rootin' Tootin' Roundup," a Western-style
benefit evening presented by the Foothills Community Foundation,
Sat., September 20th,
from 6-11pm, at the Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree. The
public is invited and encouraged to attend.
According to Bre Ulewicz, executive director, the event
provides the community a chance to have fun and get to know each
other, while supporting many vital community programs at the
The night begins at 5pm and the fun doesn't stop until 11pm.
"Guests will enjoy an outdoor cookout, a Wild West variety show,
and gamblin' and horsin' around throughout the night. At the
same time they will have an opportunity to learn about the
programs of the Foundation, many of which offer critical
services such as the Foothills Caring Corps who make home visits
and offer transportation to the homebound," Ulewicz said.
The evening also benefits the Desert Foothills Theater who
recently received seven ariZoni Award nominations for their
production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"
For those who wish to stay overnight, special Boardin'
Overnight rates are available at the resort.
"We get so many calls from individuals in our community who
want to be involved in making a difference in the lives of
others. This is our way of presenting the Foundation programs to
the community with an evening of entertainment and fun. It is
about making friends and getting to know others who want to make
a difference," Ulewicz said.
Tickets are $60 and may be purchased by calling the
Foothills Community Foundation, 480/488-1090, or by writing
The Foothills Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization. For more information call 480/488-1090, email
, or write 37417 North Tom Darlington Road, P.O. Box 5713,
Carefree, Arizona 85377.
Foothills Community Foundation 2nd Annual "Rootin' Tootin'
Saturday, September 20th, 5 -11pm, Carefree Resort & Villas,
37220 Mule Train, Carefree
For tickets call the FCF, 480/488-1090 or write Barbie @azfcf.org.
· $60 members or non-members
· Program Corral, 5-6pm
· Western Cookout Buffet 6-7pm
· Wild West Variety Show, 7-8pm
· Gamblin' & Horsin' Around, 8-11pm
· Boardin' Overnight - special rates available, contact the
Carefree Resort & Villas
· FCF Mission & Programs
Kidtoons G-rated Family Film
Program Premieres in First ULTRASTAR Arizona Theater
UltraStar Cinemas Features National Program and Announces
Summer Kidtoon Titles
Looking fora fun and inexpensive way to spend a
weekend with the family? Try a Kidtoons matinee now
available in Arizona exclusively at UltraStar Cinemas. UltraStar’s
newest movie theater in Surprise is the first theater in the
state to offer the national Kidtoons G-rated Family Film
Program. For only $2.50, parents and kids between the ages
of 3-12 can enjoy a fun, kid-friendly flick. Children two
and under are free. Story
Hospice Bereavement Program to Provide
12-week Grief Groups
Programs available at six of Banner Health's Hospital Facilities
Banner Hospice is providing twelve week educational programs
aimed at guiding participants to a return to a full life after
experiencing a loss of any kind. Each of the facilities are
offering four open sessions where new members are welcome to
join, followed by eight closed sessions for those who have
already attended one of the four open sessions. Sessions meet
weekly for two hours.
Participants will learn a step-by-step approach, using a
textbook and a structured format. This approach enables
participants to regain a sense of meaning, value and joy in
spite of their loss. Specially-trained Grief Recovery
Specialists will lead the programs. The various programs begin
in July and August, 2008.Story
on DOUBT, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
You are invited to a
Symposium on this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play on
September 9, 5:30 to 7:30 PM at The Elks Opera House. Director,
Ernest Giglio will lead, a panel of experts from religion,
philosophy and theater in a discussion of this deeply, thought
provoking play. Gail Mangham & Dino Palazzi will perform a short
excerpt from the play. If you wish to read the play prior to
attending, a copy of the play is in the Prescott Public
Library. Shanley doesnʼt provide answers but leaves his
audience in a state of doubt. Had Fr. Flynn acted improperly?
Did the evidence support Sr. Aloysiusʼs suspicions? What are
the roles of doubt and certainty in our lives? And why did
Shanley write the play years after the exposure of the sexual
abuse scandals in the Church? These are just a few of the
questions we will explore FREE and open to the public. Call
928 771 2554 for details or visit
www.NaturallySpeaking.biz The play opens in last
weekend in Sept. Visit
A new slice
of gastronomic heaven has opened in the northwest valley. Vogue
Bistro and Bar, located in Marley Park at 15411 W. Waddell Rd.
in Surprise is pleased to bring Cordon Bleu Culinary School
trained Chef Aurore de Beauduy, most recently the former Chef at
the Silverleaf Country Club located in DC Ranch in Scottsdale,
to create contemporary American cuisine with a French bistro
Freddie Hall, guitar
- Royce Murray, Hammond Organ
Jeffrey Burkett, guitar -
Sherman Martin Austin, drums
Saturday, September 20, 2008
- Museum Members $9 - Teens $5 - Kids $3 at door Doors
open at 6 pm
vocals, is from Newark, New Jersey. Her parents, grandparents
and other relatives had music backgrounds and a love of music.
She holds degrees In Psychology and worked in the legal
profession for many years. She was exposed to all kinds of
music, growing up, as she had a grandmother who sang opera, a
grandfather, known as Mr. Nostalgia, who recorded for RCA
records and performed In clubs all over the world, an aunt who
played gospel for and toured with the Clara Ward Singers and a
childhood that allowed her to see and often meet many of the
greats, like Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Eckstein,
The Ink Spots, all of whom performed in Newark and nearby New
York. Joan performed at various venues, in New Jersey and New
York, before moving to Arizona, in 1998. She has been
performing in Arizona and enjoying the climate and music scene
Freddie Hall is a singer/songwriter/actor and musician. He has
been performing most of his adult life at various venues
throughout the USA. He has been influenced by the music of Nat
"King" Cole, Ray Charles, Van Morrison and others.
Freddie has performed on the Las Vegas Strip at various casino
hotels such as the Rivera, Westward Ho and the Hacienda.
Internationally Freddie most recently performed at the U Maleho
Glena Jazz Club and the Cabestro Music Club in Prague. In
Paris, he has sung at the Blue Note Jazz Club and the St. Michel
Freddie performs original compositions, jazz favorites and blues
blended with contemporary pop songs.
composed the music and lyrics to a special song for 9/11 titled
"The Statue of Liberty"
Freddie received his Ph.D., in Speech-language Pathology at the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In addition to music his
passion is also providing intervention to children with speech
and language disorders.
Freddie currently resides in the Phoenix area and performs at
various venues throughout the valley of the sun.
Royce Murray, Native of LA., began playing the Hammond Organ at
age seven. Inspired by legends like, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff
and, Jimmy McGriff, he brought his gospel influence into his
love for Jazz and Blues, to form his own, unique style.
the age of 7 years old Royce's teacher Joni Baxter, (who Royce
credits with making him the player he is today) started teaching
him blues and jazz progressions. Then Royce found his calling
and discovered a passion to play the Hammond Organ, When Joni
heard him play the Hues she said, "Just let him play!"
Royce's older brother Sonny brought over a Jimmy Smith jazz
album, and once Royce Listened to the album he knew Mat was bow
the Hammond Organ was supposed to be played, However, Anne
Murray thought otherwise, not considering jazz for her son
because he learned to play gospel in the church. By age 1.7,
Royce was playing everything, Jimmy Smith, Timmy McGriff, Jack
McDuff, Richard" Groove" Holmes., Charles Earland, Filly Preston
and Far] Grant had recorded, Also, during this time the minister
of music at his church toned down the jazzy 'licks" and was
persistent in Royce playing more chords and was pleased when his
music became "churchy", After awhile gospel music was all he was
playing„ jazz and blues had fallen by the wayside.
27 years old Royce stopped playing and started a trucking
company with his father the late Lloyd Murray. He didn't get
serious about the organ again until the age of 42. Even then
practice time was hard to come by with his family living in an
apartment. The only resource to practice was at a club in
Phoenix, Arizona during non-business hours in a room where the
temperature was above 90 degrees, in such conditions practice
Royce's life changed when Jimmy Smith came to hear him play at
one of his gigs. His friendship with Jimmy was the musical
catalyst that set him free to play Royce with gospel I
overtones, he had learned in church, Jimmy said, "Play yourself,
it’s what made me famous, it will make you famous too,"
Royce has opened for Tony Monaco, Joey DeFrancesco and the
legendary Jimmy Smith. Royce currently tours with Blues Hall of
Fame artist '"Big Pete" Pearson, and he is often joined by world
renowned artist George Benson at his Sunday Jazz Jam in Phoenix,
Arizona_ Royce's career has included playing organ for the ABC,
CBS and NBC television soap operas. As an accomplished
songwriter, his credits include R&B icon Barry White, whom he
collaborated with during the 1970’s
Sunday when Royce is not touring you will find him playing the
Hammond Organ at his church where he still loves to play good
down home gospel. music, in the summer of 2007 Royce's debut
CD/DVD entitled, Now’s The Time was released on the AMEC Record
label where he became the first jazz artist to join their roster
of successful gospel artists. Royce's unique sound is a mixture
of gospel, straight-ahead jazz,
blues, soul and funk.
West Valley Art Museum
17420 North Avenue of the Arts Surprise, AZ 85374