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RIGHT AT HOME: Don’t forget sconces in your lighting plan

Lighting a room seems simple: Plug in a lamp or flip a switch. Not so fast.

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Rose of Sharon: not a real rose, but worth growing

An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).

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Moore: Hummingbird wars

The month of August is peak season for hummingbirds in the Central Arizona Highlands. Migration activity is in full swing for several hummingbird species, including Anna’s, black-chinned, rufous, broad-tailed, calliope, and on rare occasions broad-billed and Costa’s.

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Dear Annie: Adult stepdaughter’s presence Is a burden

Dear Annie: I am married to a man with two children from a previous marriage.

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Habitat’s executive director Haubrich to retire

Longtime Executive Director of Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH), Miriam Haubrich, will be retiring from her position in December.

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Arthropalooza Family Festival

Party down with all things creepy and crawly

Party down with all things creepy and crawly on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Anthropalooza Family Festival at the Highlands Center for Natural History.

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Do I want to live my best life? How will I achieve it?

A year ago, Faith opted to enroll in a diabetes prevention program at the Prescott YMCA.

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Dear Annie: Couple brings uninvited guests

Dear Annie: I hope you can offer a solution to my dilemma.

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Hamilton: ‘Didn’t even know the Monkees worked for the FBI’

The FBI fired agent Peter Stzrok in the wake of the investigation into his partisan behavior in 2016 while he was investigating both Hillary and Trump.

Film that’s saving lives will be shown in Prescott area

On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yavapai County will present a special screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at Harkins Prescott Valley 14, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley.

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Firehouse Subs donates water to first responders

Firehouse Subs participated in the seventh annual H20 for Heroes bottled water collection drive as part of its mission to support first responders Saturday, Aug. 4, according to a news release from the Prescott Valley Police Department.

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Dear Annie: Violated by husband’s friend

Dear Annie: My family (my husband, our young kids and I) vacations with two other families once or twice a year.

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To Your Good Health: Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in July 2017. A week after that, I had an MRI that showed I’d had a ministroke and probably several others in the past.

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Pet Focus: Sadie - Miss Kitty’s Cat House

This is Sadie who is our special needs kitty.

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Days Past: How Arizona Got on the Map – Part 9

James Ohio Pattie – Trapper and Adventurer – Part 2

After two failed trapping expeditions in present-day Arizona, James Pattie settled into a more sedate (and more lucrative) life with his father, Sylvester, operating the Santa Rita del Cobre copper mines in New Mexico Territory.

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Problem Solved: Hey, what happened to my GE wall oven?

David Nelson’s General Electric wall oven, ordered weeks ago, hasn’t arrived. And now, even though he canceled his order, the refund is missing in action, too. What should he do?

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Prescott Vette Sette streamlines with SCORE

For one day each year downtown Prescott fills with over 250 Corvettes from around the country during the Annual Historic Prescott All Corvette Car Show hosted by the Prescott Vette Sette (PVS).

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Dear Annie: Are handshakes really bad?

A man who extends his hand demanding a handshake is presumptuous and arrogant.

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Toastmasters ‘life-affirming’ approach conquers stage fright, develops confident leaders

If you would prefer to run naked down the street rather than stand still behind a podium in front of strange faces — and your job or college major demand you do so — there are folks who gather just after dawn every Tuesday who will quell your fears so you don’t become the latest social media spectacle.

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Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Making common courtesy common again

My wife and I are grandparents of teenagers. We’re from a different era; however, we want to know what to do about the need for common courtesy.

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Dear Annie: The old ways don’t need to change

Dear Annie: I know I am stuck in the “old ways,” but I am trying to adapt to changing times. It is becoming very common for couples to live together before marriage.

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Hamilton: Archie Bunker in the White House?

All in the Family’s Norman Lear agreed to create new sitcoms for CBS saying as a committed liberal he feels a lot like Dr. Frankenstein right now. That’s because people always wondered what would happen if you gave Archie Bunker a billion dollars and now we know. He’s in the White House.

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Faith & Values: Saturday Morning Shabbat service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Temple B’rith Shalom, Prescott - Saturday Morning Shabbat service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. We will discuss this week’s Torah portion: Re’eh, Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17.

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Dear Annie: No more hemming and hawing

Dear Annie: I have a friend, “Rosie,” who kicked me out to the curb (metaphorically speaking) when her sister moved into her mobile home park.

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Social Security: If you are young and lose a parent

Social Security is here for young people when a parent passes away. We know that the loss of a parent isn’t just emotionally painful; it can be devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and elderly when they need it, we support families when an income-earning parent dies.

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