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Fourth Annual “Rock N’ Roll Rescue” fundraiser to benefit Foothills Animal Rescue

WHAT: A four-hour event to raise much-needed funds for Scottsdale-based animal shelter. Tickets are $125 each (tables of 10 are $1,250) and include dinner, a live auction and dancing to music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s performed by the Roadrunners. Select small dogs will be available for adoption. Veteran touring and studio musicians, the Roadrunners include band founders Kip Phillips and Michael Engelmann, Desert Mountain members who have played with hundreds of musicians ranging from Kenny Rogers to the Allman Brothers.

JANUARY 21, 2015

A Walk in the Park

Although the cold, winter weather may suggest otherwise, January is National Walk your Pet Month. Whether you’ve just brought home a new puppy or want to improve on old Fido’s walking habits, here are some tips to make walking your dog ‘a walk in the park.’


Pet of the Week: Mylan


Blessings on the Charlies of the worldSTEEL CODDINGTON

First, our prayers go out to the families and friends of our brother and sistersatirists, cartoonists and employees at Charlie Hebdo weekly newspaper in France. We salute the courage represented by the spirit of the commitment to freedom of human expression. Small weekly newspapers all over the world, like Charlie, are a special gift to the public as local watchdogs and as sources for the expression of conscience.

BOOK NOOK   |  JANUARY 14, 2015

chasm creekChasm Creek by Patricia Grady Cox

PHOENIX – Cave Creek, Arizona, served as inspiration for an 1880 mining town west of the Verde River, where a pounding stamp mill provides the backdrop for an exciting debut novel by Patricia Grady Cox.

Two strangers seek help from a woman on a farm near CHASM CREEK, and the friendship that grows between them becomes the catalyst for a series of events that will change their lives forever.