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Dear Annie: Keep politics out of it

I live in a town where the majority of people share one political viewpoint. I am in the minority on the other side.

Google’s Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout

Google’s ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn’t offer a lot that’s new. Yet it’s still one of the best out there.

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Pet Focus: Catty Shack Pet of the Week - Ava

This gorgeous beauty and her siblings were born on April 15. It was hard to give such a beauty a name but Ava seems appropriate.

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Pet Focus: Miss Kitty's Pet of the Week - 'Kitty'

Kitty is a very special 2-year-old tuxedo female. She was brought into a home by a wonderful gal after being shot with an arrow and had to be taken to the emergency clinic.

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Pet Focus: UAF Superstar of the Week - Kasey

When it comes to handling life’s ups and downs, some cats like to consider things on a case-by-case basis. That is the perfect way to describe Kasey’s outlook.

Column: Why do you charge pet adoption fees?

I am frequently asked why United Animal Friends (UAF) charges an adoption fee of $100-plus for dogs and $50-plus for cats, when we usually take in these dogs and cats at no charge from private parties and shelters.

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Dear Annie: Brother-in-law a witness to failure

For years, I’ve been frustrated with my wife’s family and wished I could see her relatives change for the better.

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CASA Case of the Month: Jacob, Janna and Joseph

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed to serve as an advocate for siblings Jacob, Janna, and Joseph—all school-aged children.

Clubs & Meetings: Oct. 25-31

Clubs and meetings for groups and organizations in the Prescott area this week.

Classes For The Taking: Week of Oct. 24-31

Classes for the Taking in the greater Prescott area, Oct. 24-31.

Volunteering Opportunities: Week of October 24

Volunteering opportunities this week in the Prescott area.

Notices: Week of October 24

Notices from community groups, organizations and government entities in the Prescott area.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town column: Fall is not just about cool weather; think: pumpkins!

Autumn is the season of longer nights, cooler weather and plenty of giant-pumpkin growing contests.

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Days Past: Celebrating Sharlot M. Hall, historian and museum founder

Sharlot Hall was just twelve years old in 1882 when her family moved by covered wagon from Kansas to Arizona Territory.

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Prescott physical therapist uses breast cancer ordeal to empower others to live boldly

Every third Friday for four months, Laura Markey’s closest friends organized wine-and-movie pajama parties even when the physical therapist and health entrepreneur was far from up to playing host.

Dr. Roach: Medicare’s wellness exam a time for assessments

DR. ROACH WRITES: A recent column on Medicare’s wellness exam has generated a lot of confusion.

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Dear Annie: You’re worth more than your estate

Dear Annie: I am 90 years old and, considering my age, in fairly good health.

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Local artists part of ‘Art at the Airport’

Weather is often a popular subject of small talk, but in Arizona it can be a major topic of discussion.

Free series of classes help parents raising young children

The Arizona’s Children Association will offer another of its popular classes for parents raising children under the age of 5.

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Disneyland’s Tower of Terror making way for ‘Guardians’ ride

“The Twilight Zone” is ceding way to “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Disneyland’s popular Tower of Terror ride, but a change that could be seen as a victory for millennials’ pop culture over baby boomers’ is drawing complaints from thrill-seekers of all ages.

Middle-aged Musings: Have you seen my shoe?

It’s bad enough that I can’t keep track of my car keys, sunglasses, purse or anything else. Now, my shoes are walking away. Literally.

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri: Welcome to the Bickerson’s

Editor’s note: Letters to Rhonda and Dr. Cheri come from around the U.S. via our website and are not necessarily from Prescott.

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Dear Annie: A relationship that’s a marriage sandwich

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for over 10 years. However, briefly we separated.

Church News: Week of Oct. 22, 2016

Saturday, Oct. 22, is the final day for the fundraiser Chino Valley United Methodist Church’s Soul Sisters women’s group.

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CHURCH SPOTLIGHT: Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Name: Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – affectionately known as PUUF (“puff”).