Author: Donna Wylie

Gardens in Arizona – Summer is a Great time to visit!

Gardens in Arizona Visiting a garden in June or July in Phoenix, Arizona may not seem like a great idea. In fact, it may seem downright crazy, with daytime temperatures hovering around 115-120. But there is a good reason why you want to visit an area garden, and that is – to see what kind of plants do well in the Phoenix area heat. This will give you some great ideas of what plants to use in your own landscaping. Many of these gardens are open early. With summertime temperatures peaking between 3 pm – 6 pm, the best...

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Pet Care Discounts and Freebies

Got a New Pet? Here are some discounts and freebies to help  with your new family member: My sister recently adopted a kitten from a local animal shelter. That got me thinking about all the things new pet parents need – food, bedding, treats, and toys, just to name a few! So I put together this list, to help all you new pet parents save a little money. GOOD DEEDS Did you adopt your new friend from a Petfinder shelter? Let Petfinder know and they will donate $5 to The PetfinderFoundation – a nonprofit organization that supports the shelters and...

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Phoenix Area Free Events June 19 – 25, 2017

Phoenix Area Free Events: MALL MUSIC  Desert Ridge Marketplace; 21001 N. Tatum Blvd; Phoenix Friday, June 23 – Concerts: District Stage, 7-10pm; Band – The Eddie Joe Clark Band AMC Fountain, 7-9pm; Singer-Songwriter – Pete Pancrazi Saturday, June 24 – Concerts District Stage, 7-10pm; Band – Don’t Tell Mom District Stage, 7-10pm; Singer-Songwriters – Alan Jones Tempe Marketplace Mall; 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy; Tempe Friday, June 23 – Concerts District Stage, 7-10pm; Band – Dreamer Saturday, June 24 – Concerts District Stage, 7-10pm; Band – The Sink or Swim Westgate Entertainment District; 6751 N. Sunset Blvd; Glendale Thursday,...

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Volunteer in Mesa, AZ – Make Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Are you looking for somewhere to volunteer in Mesa, AZ? If you can crochet, or even just wield a pair of scissors, you can put your talents to good use helping to make sleeping mats for homeless shelters. The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix hosts a workshop from 10 am – 1 pm on the second Saturday of every month except December. Volunteers cut plastic grocery bags into strips, which they knot into long strands of plastic yarn or “plarn” as it’s called. Using the plarn, and large crochet hooks (size N or 10 mm), other volunteers crochet sturdy...

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Now Available as an eBook!

The Last Laugh - Think murder isn't funny? Someone thinks it is. Join detective Fitzhugh and his beautiful partner, detective Lynn Kelly, as they try to figure out the punchline before more comedians die.
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