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Ask the Contractor: Trees benefit from pruning, but do it right

We just bought a lovely home; however, it has been badly neglected with yard care, maintenance and upkeep....

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12 birds you want in your yard

While birders may be delighted to see any new birds in their yards, some birds are more welcome than others because of all the good they do.

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For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade's housing boom.

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Dear Annie: Weight loss means new wardrobe

Dear Annie: I have been overweight my entire life. Because of a diabetes scare a couple of years ago, I lost 50 pounds, primarily through running and modifying my diet.

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Colorful vines, groundcovers for the fall garden

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines.

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Setting up outdoor TV or projector has gotten easier

When Karen Snyder's daughter asked if she could have friends over for swimming and a movie, the Los Angeles mom agreed.

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Senior Menus: Sept. 17-21

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21, in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley.

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The Big Supermarket Shop can pay off all week in the kitchen

Fall is in the air, and with it an urge to get organized, clean up sloppy summer habits and knock our schedules into shape.

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How Social Security defines disability

Disability affects millions of Americans, in one form or another. Social Security is here to help you and your family, but there are strict criteria for meeting the definition of disability.

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Dear Annie: Husband’s doodles can be good stress relief

Dear Annie: My husband of over 30 years is a great person, successful and well-educated. I love him dearly except for one annoying thing. He draws on people’s photos in magazines and newspapers.

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Moore: Caching food for times of scarcity

As we move into autumn, we may recall childhood memories of attending a fall harvest event. The activity of harvesting is as old as existence. Whether human or bird, there is an innate — almost urgent — need to both harvest and store food.

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Summer Evening in France benefits Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters

A Summer Evening in France at Forest Villas Hotel in Prescott brought the flavor and sounds of France to a crowd on Sept. 1. The event, benefiting the children of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, raised funds to match two children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister.

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Local nonprofit organizes Victory Garden campaign

The Prescott-based, Make 100 Healthy Foundation, announced Sept. 6 that it is launching a major campaign designed to help as many as 1 million Americans start their own Victory Garden over the next five years.

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Weeklong film tribute to Burt Reynolds set at Harkins Theatres in Prescott Valley

Harkins Theatres in Prescott Valley will honor screen legend Burt Reynolds, who died Sept. 6, with special showings of five of his classic films.

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Dear Annie: Friend’s nose out of joint over ‘Throwback Thursday’ pix

“Lisa,” a friend with whom I went to high school, got rhinoplasty — aka a nose job — between high school and college. I’m writing to you about a disagreement that’s come up between her and me recently.

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Dr. Roach: Alcohol use is not the only cause of cirrhosis

I am a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed just one year ago with primary biliary cirrhosis, which is an autoimmune liver disease.

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Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men’s father-son bond

GILBERT — Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion.

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Importance of staying active stressed for patients with Parkinson’s

Research shows that a combined focus on medical management and intensive rehabilitation can dramatically improve function and quality of life in individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Pet Focus: Sebastian

Hi, my name is Sebastian! I am an approximately 3- to 4-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix.

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Dear Annie: Trouble with purging gifts

Dear Annie: Next month, I’m moving into an apartment that’s smaller than my current one. So in the meantime, I’ve been going through all of my stuff, trying to purge anything I don’t use.

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Dr. Roach: Risks and myths of marijuana use

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am absolutely convinced that marijuana is a serious health hazard.

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Powers: You get what you pay for — read the label

Whether it is for the people or pets in your household, when choosing any food, it is very important to read the label on the bag, box or container.

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Kittens galore available at adoption event

United Animal Friends (UAF) is holding “Kitten Kaboodle” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept 16, at Petco in Prescott. Approximately 18 kittens and four adult cats will be in Kitty City for the event.

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Pet Focus: Baby Cat — Miss Kitty’s Cat House

Baby Cat is a 3-year-old beautifully marked Abyssinian-tabby mix with large green eyes. She is a small kitty with short hair.

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Pet Focus: Piper — Catty Shack

Piper is handsome with a white mask and was born May 13, 2018, in Chino Valley. He was found in a drainpipe, thus his name came to be.