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Diane DeHamer

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My garden is overflowing with green chilies and tomatoes.

By Diane DeHamer July 17, 2018
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Here is another creamy, cool, dessert for summertime get -togethers. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

By Diane DeHamer July 11, 2018
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“America is best described in one word: Freedom!” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

By Diane DeHamer July 4, 2018
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With all my fresh veggies and herbs growing in my garden, I really wanted to use them and this pizza recipe was just the way to do it.

By Diane DeHamer July 4, 2018
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What a perfect Valentine couple Pat and Gene Harman of Chino Valley are; they have been happily married for 61 years.

By Diane DeHamer February 14, 2018

These soft and chewy cookies are really good, especially if you like the taste of almond and coconut.

By Diane DeHamer February 14, 2018
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Sharon Bryant of Chino Valley has always loved dogs, which is why she has been a dog groomer for 34 years.

By Diane DeHamer February 7, 2018
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Although some people eat gluten-free because of allergies, others opt for a gluten-free diet for different health benefits.

By Diane DeHamer January 31, 2018
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I served this breakfast pizza with my Christmas morning buffet and my family loved it. This pizza is a fast fix besides being delicious.

By Diane DeHamer January 3, 2018
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Thanksgiving originated as a Harvest Festival and has been celebrated in the United States on the last Thursday in November since 1789.

By Diane DeHamer November 15, 2017
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Help for homeless vets
People & Places: Chino Valley couple offers housing, counseling

Homeless veterans are not just something of the 21st century.

By Diane DeHamer November 8, 2017
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With cool weather approaching, this is a quick rib-sticking dish to serve your family, along with your favorite veggies. Enjoy.

By Diane DeHamer November 8, 2017
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Just this week Arizona Senator Jeff Flake stated that he is not going to run in the 2018 election.

By Diane DeHamer November 1, 2017
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Scary times ahead for Senior Center
People &Places: Staff preparing for a Halloween party/luncheon

“The goblins are haunting, the monsters will mash, at this year’s annual Halloween party/luncheon,” said Cyndi Thomas, the senior service director at the Chino Valley Senior Center.

By Diane DeHamer October 25, 2017
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For anyone with a sweet tooth, these cream and honey apples will be right up your alley to celebrate Halloween. For those who prefer a salty spicy treat, you will love this popcorn snack.

By Diane DeHamer October 25, 2017
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Faith helps Chino woman deal with cancer
People & Places: Lifestyle changes help Eva Ekdahl stay cancer-free

As of March of this year there are more the 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer.

By Diane DeHamer October 18, 2017
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If you like chewy cookies, you will definitely like these.

By Diane DeHamer October 18, 2017
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Corn muffins never tasted so good with any soup or stew.

By Diane DeHamer October 11, 2017
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Alpacas are becoming a very popular animal to raise in Arizona.

By Diane DeHamer October 4, 2017
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This tasty beefy pie recipe makes quite a bit, but one can be frozen for another supper.

By Diane DeHamer October 4, 2017
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Spending a lot of time with good books
People & Places: Volunteers support the Chino Valley Library

Are you a bibliophile (someone who loves books and enjoys reading or collecting them)? Cathy Frei readily admits she’s one.

By Diane DeHamer September 27, 2017
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Another great dessert made with a combination of the tasty fall fruits, pumpkin and apples.

By Diane DeHamer September 27, 2017
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Former principal keeps kids from fearing future
People and Places: CVUSD homeless liaison Wes Brownfield helps families who have nothing

In recent years, a study found that there are approximately 1.4 million children in the U.S. reporting to school who did not have an address to give school authorities.

By Diane DeHamer September 20, 2017
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Anyone interested in seeing or purchasing fine art in water colors, pastels, oils and acrylics – in addition to sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, textiles etc. – should make sure they attend the 10th annual Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour.

By Diane DeHamer September 13, 2017
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Needless to say this is not a low-calorie dish, but absolutely delicious, and definitely a family favorite for all ages.

By Diane DeHamer September 13, 2017
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Chino churches offer ‘Praise in the Park’
People & Places: Four Christian churches sponsor event at Memory Park

With all the division, turmoil, and hurting going on in the world today, having an uplifting event in your community is a great way to bring people together.

By Diane DeHamer September 6, 2017
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The slightly sweet creaminess of this dressing on bacon flavored broccoli is really good and a different way to serve broccoli that even children might like.

By Diane DeHamer September 6, 2017
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Giving babies a safe place
People & Places: Parents with nowhere to turn can take a child to Safe Baby Haven

Poverty and teenage pregnancies are the most common reasons for child abandonment.

By Diane DeHamer August 30, 2017
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Loyalty, unconditional love, and always happy to see you — that describes man’s best friend, the “dog.”

By Diane DeHamer August 23, 2017
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Most of the people of Arizona love everything about the Wild West and that includes those beautiful hoofed creatures called “horses.”

By Diane DeHamer August 16, 2017
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For you cheese lovers out there, you will love this eggplant dish, which is very tasty with a side of spaghetti and garlic bread.

By Diane DeHamer August 16, 2017
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Chino couple helps teach archery at local schools
People & Places: Starting from scratch, ending as champs

Archery comes from the Latin word arcus, and although thousands of years ago archery was used for hunting and warfare, today it is a competitive sport and recreational activity.

By Diane DeHamer August 2, 2017
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Chino Valley artist specializes in relief carvings
People & Places: Take a flat piece of wood, make it art

Despite being a small town, Chino Valley has quite a few talented artists.

By Diane DeHamer July 19, 2017
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This corn salad is very delicious, and was a big hit with my husband. It is a great idea to make ahead and have ready for your backyard grilling this summer.

By Diane DeHamer July 18, 2017
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Researchers say that sculpture began in the stone age.

By Diane DeHamer July 12, 2017
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People & Places: A dream comes true, even after death
Mom, wife open seafood restaurant in Chino Valley

All his life Danny Beasley loved the ocean, all kinds of fishing, and all kinds of sea food, and it inspired his dream. He hoped one day he would be able to open his own fish and chips restaurant. Unfortunately, Danny Beasley died three years ago.

By Diane DeHamer July 5, 2017
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With these overly hot days we have been having this summer. I have been trying to find cool recipes.

By Diane DeHamer July 5, 2017
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Church, social groups lead to fireworks
People & Places: Many volunteers contribute for one fun day

Fireworks were first used to celebrate our country’s Independence Day in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, one year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

By Diane DeHamer June 28, 2017
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Cool, sweet and delicious is what this Pina Colada Dip is, and using the fresh fruit as dippers tastes great!

By Diane DeHamer June 28, 2017
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Cool side dishes like this sweet, tangy slaw are great in hot weather.

By Diane DeHamer June 21, 2017
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Over the generations you can be sure that many people have thought things similar to this quote, “The greatest gift I ever had, came from God, I call him Dad,” (unknown)

By Diane DeHamer June 14, 2017
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With hot summer days coming on, this cool raspberry dessert is ideal to take to backyard parties, barbecues and potlucks. Happy summer!

By Diane DeHamer June 13, 2017
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U.S. flag gets spotlight in Memory Park event
People and Places - Groups unite to pay tribute on America’s Flag Day

The adoption of the United States flag happened on June 14, 1777, and in August 1949 Congress established June 14, as National Flag Day.

By Diane DeHamer June 7, 2017
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Make this Garden Veggie Pasta Salad with Basil for dinner tonight.

By Diane DeHamer June 7, 2017
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Musical harmony is such a beautiful sound, and many people in this area have heard the local singing group Sweet Adelines Song of the Pines at various functions throughout the quad-city area.

By Diane DeHamer May 31, 2017
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I have made lots of pies over the years but I have never made one with a coconut crust.

By Diane DeHamer May 31, 2017
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Everyone enjoys eating a variety of good food and within the past year Chino Valley has acquired several new street vendors who sell some unique food items.

By Diane DeHamer May 24, 2017
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If you are tired of the same bacon-and-eggs breakfast, try this savory bread pudding breakfast casserole, it is sure to be a hit with your family.

By Diane DeHamer May 24, 2017
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Chino Valley man helps relocate bees
People & Places - Swarm in your yard? Best advice, leave it alone for a few days

There are many different types of plants on this planet, and we have honeybees to thank for that.

By Diane DeHamer May 3, 2017
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New Chino business helps bring new life to town
People & Places - Pregnancy center opens near Chino Valley Medical Center

One of the most impressive miracles is the first one, the uniting of two people to create a baby.

By Diane DeHamer April 26, 2017