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Feature Home: 2655 W Road 3 North • Chino Valley • $450,000

HONEY STOP THE CAR! Well cared for 3 beds, 2 full baths, 1,771 sqft home all on one level with tile flooring throughout.

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Ask the Contractor: Protect against wildfire, be Firewise

We had a delightful rain this past weekend, however, with our continued dry conditions and lack of moisture our area still exhibits prime conditions for a fire.

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American legion award

American Legion Post 122 was presented an award for Community Service at its monthly meeting on Friday, June 15.

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‘Determinate’ and ‘Indeterminate’ tomato varieties?

One of the classifications you often see on a tomato plant or packet of tomato seed is ‘Determinate’ or ‘Indeterminate.’

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Dear Annie: Disappearing cemetery flowers

Dear Annie: The artificial flowers on my grandparents’ graves have gone missing three out of the past four times my mother and I have put them out.

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Builder optimism fading with trade war looming

The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to an index released this week.

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How to fertilize your garden organically

In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural.

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Ancient ways of work also a state of mind

Scything Zen

Spring is ending and summer approaches. The grass is now long, finished growing. For us, it’s time to scythe.

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Why aren’t all of us benefiting from the robust US economy?

“The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.”

Social Security column: Social Security engages the public

Social Security engages with the public in a number of ways.

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Organic prevention of powdery mildew on plants possible

Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew has infected your plant.

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Free workshop for writers on viewpoints set for Saturday, June 23

How point of view changes characters’ perspective

Writers can tell a story from one character’s viewpoint, but this limits what a reader is able to know about what another character is thinking.

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Moore: The importance of sharing rare and unusual bird sightings

The importance of sharing rare and unusual bird sightings This past week, we had a surprise visitor to our yard — a male northern cardinal.

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AmeriCorps expands Arizona Serve opportunities this summer

This past month, Arizona Serve of Prescott College launched seven summer AmeriCorps positions with local nonprofits — The Launch Pad, Youth Conservation Corps and West Yavapai Guidance Clinic.

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Prescott Frontier Rotary’s Grapes-4-Grades garden party is Sunday

A garden party — set for 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Watter’s Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road, Prescott — will benefit Prescott Frontier Rotary’s causes and the Prescott Unified School District’s 21st Century Grant Summer Program.

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Dear Annie: Forced to quit?

Dear Annie: My girlfriend (of a year) and I are both in our mid-20s and are both smokers.

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‘Barbers for Bigs’ kicks off this month

Quinton — a little brother with Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) — checks out his big brother Richard Maranville’s freshly trimmed goatee at the John Hancock Barbershop, 117 E Gurley St., in downtown Prescott.

United Way hosts employment law workshop

United Way of Yavapai County invites local employers to attend an informative workshop; “Employment Laws – From Hiring to Firing.”

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Dear Annie: There’s a lot in a name

Dear Annie: Seventy-one years ago, my father decided to honor his kid brother and heritage by naming me Iaina, the female derivative of Iain (also spelled Ian), and I have had to correct others’ spelling and pronunciation of it ever since.

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Farnsworth: Why do my gums bleed when I brush?

Have you noticed your gums bleeding during or after brushing your teeth?

Hamilton: Everyone karaokes, thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings

God bless America, and how’s everybody? Buffalo Wild Wings began home delivery of beer and wine, causing bar industry experts to fear that people will start preferring home drinking.

Salon offers help for cancer patients June 29

On Friday, June 29, Smoochy’s Salon, 405 W. Goodwin St., Prescott, is offering a range of complimentary beauty services for female cancer patients, including haircuts, head shaving and lessons in how to tie a headscarf.

Corridor calendar: Week of June 20, 2018

The Cordes Lakes Library is currently open for signing up for the Summer Reading Program. There are many events scheduled for the summer, but limited space exists. So be sure to sign up soon.

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Pet Focus: Minette and Meredith

Minette, about 2 or 3 years old, is a Torbie — tabby and calico/tortoiseshell — with green eyes.

To Your Good Health: Injections are a risky treatment option for ED

Do Trimix injections work for erectile dysfunction, and are they safe?