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Hosting Thanksgiving? Rehearse the feast

Some veteran Thanksgiving hosts rehearse the feast for peace of mind

Before theater professionals perform a play for an audience, they run a dress rehearsal to look for kinks that need fixing before the show opens.

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Museum packs up treasures for a remodel

Imagine DIY project — on much larger scale

Anyone who has lived through a major home remodeling project can sympathize with Laura Elliff Cruz, collections manager for the Denver Art Museum who is in charge of relocating or trying to protect tens of thousands of treasures during a building upgrade expected to take a year.

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Tiny houses are trendy — unless they go up next door

As he tows a 96-square-foot house around Des Moines, Joe Stevens is overwhelmed by the intense, sometimes tearful support he receives from churches, schools and service groups for his plan to use the trendy little structures to help homeless people.

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Dear Annie: Taker in the form of a giver

Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, “Tom,” is 70 years old and a totally disabled Navy veteran.

Social Security: Understanding the government pension offset

Getting ready for retirement requires evaluation of all your sources of retirement income.

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Column: Is rainwater harvesting a good investment?

Get tips for successful harvest

There have been a number of discussions recently concerning uncontrolled building development in the Prescott area, and the impact on our limited water supply. Rainwater harvesting has been put forward as one of many potential solutions.

Corridor in Brief: NACOG Fall Festival today

Cordes Lakes News Briefs: Nov. 17 is the NACOG Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to noon, with a balance class and information on senior care and services available.

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, 11-20 to Friday, 11-24

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, 11-13 to Friday, 11-17

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Lots to see at classic car show

’50s Diner brings together car clubs, individual owners for display

On arrival, we were shuffled to the dirt lot and had quite a walk over gravel to get to the car location.

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Recent nature sightings

This past Saturday I spent several hours doing yard work, and in the process saw bees, wasps and several species of butterflies.

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Dear Annie: No consequences for bad behavior

Dear Annie: I am inclined to ask for an outside opinion after spending time with my grandkids at their home last night and witnessing a lot of violent behavior with which they got away.

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Sacred Heart’s annual Can Brigade helps feed hungry

Sacred Heart School students participate in their Annual Can Brigade.

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Downtown Prescott Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Businesses submit photos, public votes on them

To encourage local downtown merchants to maximize their holiday spirit with equally over the top window decorations, the Daily Courier is partnering with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and the Prescott Downtown Partnership to host a reader’s choice contest.

Nonprofits in Brief: Rehab center aims to raise $700 for Prescott K9 Unit

Rehab center aims to raise $700 for Prescott K9 Unit Granite Creek Health and Rehab chooses an organization or charity to help each holiday season.

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Through Ruger Airpark Industries Program, YEI! gives back

For more than 40 years, the people of the central highlands communities have given to Yavapai Exceptional Industries.

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Statewide agency honors Prescott volunteer

Krystal Koons, who founded Prescott’s Teens’ and Moms’ Closets ministries in 2011, has been chosen as the 2017 “Emerging Champion” by Child & Family Resources for her work in these ministries.

Saint Vincent DePaul hosts annual Turkey Drive

The St. Vincent DePaul Sacred Heart Conference hosts its annual Turkey Drive throughout November for the Christmas baskets distributed to its clients.

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Lots to consider when choosing a dentist

Question: In general, my teeth seem fine so I only go to the dentist when I have a problem but I have concerns about my long-term oral health. How should I get started?

Health in Brief

Affordable Health Care info available outside Prescott Valley Walmart The Prescott Indivisible grassroots organization will be available in Prescott Valley to answer questions and give out information on the Affordable Health Care Act.

Chemoembolization a minimally invasive approach to treating cancer

As vascular specialists, interventional radiologists target specific illnesses and diseases by using image guidance and small devices, which they guide through blood vessels to reach a part of the body that requires treatment.

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Dear Annie: Adventures with social media leave her feeling left out

In this day and age, it is very hard to ignore what people are doing in their private lives when it’s plastered all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Specifically, I am referring to photos of social gatherings that have me feeling left out.

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: After knee replacement, dog’s wound lick is too ick

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had bilateral knee replacement two months ago, and I’m concerned about infections.

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Pet Focus: Miss Kitty’s — Murphy

Murphy is a gorgeous red tabby with gold eyes, about 2 to 3 years old.

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Pet Focus: UAF ‘Superstars of the Week’ – Blue & Mija

Blue and his sister Mija are highly energetic siblings who were born March 10, 2017.

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Dear Annie: Woman ostracized because of parentage should seek legal recourse

I need your advice. In my social life and at my places of employment, I used to tell people that the man who raised me with my mom was not my biological father.