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Free Christmas concert, nativity display Sunday, Dec. 11

Capture more of the Christmas spirit this season by attending, “A Celebration of Christmas,” a live concert featuring traditional music celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

ISIS to claim responsibility for Trump election

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz last week announced he will be stepping down as head of the company.

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Dear Annie: Wanting a furry friend

Dear Annie: We had to put our dog down after 14 wonderful years.

Church News: Week of Dec. 3, 2016

Cookie Walk, featuring a huge assortment of home-baked goodies, will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Esther Hall, Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St.

Worship Services: Week of Nov. 26, 2016

PRESCOTT Ahava B’Shem Yeshua … Congregational Leader Al Rodriguez will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Saturday, Dec. 3, at Alliance Bible Church, 2601 Iron Springs Road.

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Feature Home: 1000 N. Wide Open Trail • Prescott Valley • $410,000

StoneRidge, original owner’s modified “Sage” floor plan

3rd bedroom was opened up to expand living area for grand piano

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2017 interior color forecast: Gray is here to stay

Color trends in interior design are frequently fickle, quickly swinging from one side of the spectrum to the other. But for once, forecasters say that a single hue has entrenched itself as the current and future favorite: Gray!

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Gardening offers payback at holidays in form of gifts

Gardeners make good friends, especially during the holidays when they give out foods preserved from their gardens.

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Dear Annie: Some misunderstanding

Dear Annie: My brother and I were born on the same day, exactly one year apart.

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Right at Home: Serve up style with new trays and platters

The holidays are the perfect chance to show off special serveware and update your kitchen with a cool new platter or tray.

Real Estate Investors meeting set for Dec. 6

The Prescott-area group of the Arizona Real Estate Investors Association (AZREIA) meets from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Yavapai Title Conference Room, 1235 E. Gurley St.

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U.S. home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON – Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald Trump.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Between festivities, visit my social security

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions.

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, Dec. 5, to Friday, Dec. 9

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, Dec. 5, to Friday, Dec. 9

Ask the Contractor: Get ready for winter temperatures

The Farmers’ Almanac offers predictions and forewarns of a mixed bag of wintry weather for both December and January

Column: Economics of gas, electric or hybrid heating and cooling systems

Whether you are building a new home or upgrading an existing home, one area of concern should be the type of energy you use for heating and cooling, generating hot water, and running your appliances.

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE... Reminiscing about family

Thanksgiving’s phone conversation with my older brother, Richard, evolved into a “do you remember when…” session revolving around reunions and holidays, a common occurrence among those who have reached “older than dirt” status.

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters now come in blue, too

Yavapai BBBS rolls out police Bigs in Blue program

Police have spent years trying to build positive relationships with youngsters, with varying degrees of success.

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Bird activity before Sunday’s storm

On Sunday afternoon, a few hours before the snow started falling, I noticed a single hummingbird on the one remaining hummingbird feeder I have in my backyard.

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Dear Annie: Had a dad

ear Annie: My nephew, “Bill,” married “Helen.” Helen had a 2-year-old son, “Dylan.”

Philanthropist Next Door: Dr. Wayne E. Beck

Dr. Wayne Beck understood that the value of scholarships exceeds their monetary contribution to a college education.

Local program brightens holidays for area seniors

This season, once again, holiday shoppers in the quad-city area can give cheer to area seniors through the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

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PVPD offers tips to prevent depression, stress this holiday season

Each holiday season the Prescott Valley Police Department responds to a variety of calls for service, some of which might be attributed to holiday depression and/or stress.

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Videostroboscopy diagnoses vocal cord issues

Watch the top-rated show “The Voice” and you’ll see famous performers and musicians coaching amateur singers to success.

Dr. Roach: Diuretics usually safe for the long term

DEAR DR. ROACH: Does a diuretic like Lasix (furosemide) have any negative effect on kidney function after being taken over a period of 16 years in connection with congestive heart failure? – E.T.