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Arlene Hittle

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Like big beards? Whimsical Woodsman, friends are back

Internet sensation promotes body acceptance ... one beard at a time

I’m OK, you’re OK. That wasn’t the sentiment Prescott photographer Chad Castigliano had in mind when he shared the first photos of Tim “The Whimsical Woodsman” Wilson in April 2016.

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Paulden woman, deceased brothers pen memoir of time as POWs in Philippines

A Paulden woman has published a memoir of her and her brothers’ time as POWs in the Philippines.

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Prescott woman pens mystery

It’s not every day that a romantic trip to the Mexican Riviera leads to a story of intrigue and suspense.

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25th annual stocking stuffer bazaar event Dec. 17

It’s not quite time to hang the stockings by the chimney with care, but folks still seeking stuff to fill those stockings should consider attending the Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar.

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‘Sandwich Queen’ reigns supreme ... again

Folks who know longtime Prescott resident Mary Hawkes might be tempted to call her the Sandwich Queen.

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Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar hits 25 years

Prescott’s Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar turns 25 this year.

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Journey back to the 1940s with the Manhattan Dolls

On Saturday, Nov. 12, step back in time to the fabulous 1940s with the Manhattan Dolls.

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In the PinK: She educated herself and kept her sense of humor

Yavapai County resident Julie Smithers is a self-described health freak.

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25th annual Friends of Williamson Valley Fire Department Arts & Crafts Show is July 16-17

A longtime Prescott tradition returns to courthouse plaza this weekend, July 16-17: The 25th annual Friends of Williamson Valley Fire Department Arts & Crafts Show.

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Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More brings taste of Hawaii to Prescott

Love noodles? How about Spam? (The canned meat, not the junk email.) Then you’ll want to say aloha to Kiyoshi Ramen ‘N’ More.

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Territorial Days Arts & Crafts Show takes over courthouse plaza

Sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 80s are in this weekend’s forecast, making it a perfect time to head downtown for the Territorial Days Arts and Crafts Show on courthouse plaza.

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Native art comes alive at Smoki live paint event

Not all work by Native American artists was created ages ago and relegated to dry, dusty museum exhibits.

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New dude abides: Tim the Whimsical Woodsman’s ‘dudeoir’ photos a sensation well beyond Prescott

Hey, girl. You don’t need Ryan Gosling with Tim the Whimsical Woodsman around.

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Cordes Lakes family spreads sunshine to friends, neighbors and random strangers

Some people call them random acts of kindness. Amanda Moore and her family, of Cordes Lakes, call them “ring and retreats.”

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Unique matches extend benefits of Big Brother/Big Sister relationships

On a grand scale, unusual matches like those of Barbara, Teea and Kelly and Troy, Zane and Caden are good for not only the community but society at large.

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Dewey girl is 12 News Weather Kid of the week

Mother videotapes her reaction after she’s chosen and it goes viral

Last week was a whirlwind of activity for almost-9-year-old Kia Mihok of Dewey.

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Family, sense of humor keep 100-year-old young at heart

Ann Young celebrates big birthday with small family dinner in Prescott Valley

Ann Young celebrated her 100th birthday at Gabby’s Grill in Prescott Valley Sunday, March 6.

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Christian Academy of Prescott benefit dinner set for Tuesday, March 22

Christian Academy of Prescott will celebrate 35 years of Christian education Tuesday, March 22, with its Hope Benefit Dinner & Concert in the Prescott Resort and Conference Center’s Goldwater Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30.

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Food4Hope benefit aims to raise money for Hungry Kids Project

March 19 performance will feature local dancers and singers, as well as a dance troupe from Phoenix

More than 400 children in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley leave school Friday not knowing if they’ll have anything to eat until they return to class on Monday.

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Celebrating 100 years of American music

The Jazz Ambassadors is the U.S. Army’s official touring big band.

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Chino Valley art students decorate newspaper vending machines


Want to get your copy of Kudos from a superhero? If you’re in downtown Prescott, you just might.

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Making 'The Choice': New book details retired Prescott firefighter's fight for survival

"I really shouldn't be alive." Those words, uttered by retired Prescott firefighter David Scalia on the way home from a ski trip in 2013, sparked Dr. Monte Anderson's imagination - and led him to write a book about Scalia's experience.

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Snoring a nuisance to others, but accompanied by other symptoms, it may indicate more serious problem

On its own, snoring isn't necessarily a serious concern.