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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.

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Cooking with Diane: Broccoli-Asparagus Beef Lo Mein

This yummy beef stir fry is a nice quick meal for your family. It’s also a good way to get the children to eat nutritious veggies such as asparagus and broccoli.

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Ask the Contractor: Bigger isn’t always better in air conditioning units

We need a new air conditioning unit and would like your advice on how to select a contractor. — Ed and Susie, Cottonwood.

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Pet of the Week: Amelia

Amelia is a 7-year-old Pit Bull/Terrier mixed female dog looking for a family.

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Del Rio recognizes its most avid readers

People & Places - Students have until end of the month to read 1 million words

Doctor Seuss once said, “Be Awesome! Be A Book Nut!”

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Pet of the Week: Mosquito

Mosquito is a Chihuahua mixed male dog looking for a family to adopt him.

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Cooking with Diane: Apple Cobblestone Cookies

If you like chewy cookies, you will love these Apple Cobblestone cookies. I gave some to my friend, and she immediately asked for the recipe, saying she loved them. I hope you will too.

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Ask the Contractor: Dekton changing the way America builds

The product you are talking about is DEKTON, a new material that has arrived on the market with superior performance and has multi-use applications.

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People and Places: Time to start hunting for Easter eggs

Chino church’s event draws up to 2,500 people

Spring is a beautiful time of the year, with children looking forward to finding Easter eggs filled with treats.

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Child of the Week: Chad

Chad is an honor student and a skateboarder with the red hair and freckles of a boy-next-door, so the 12-year-old fits no stereotype.

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Pet of the Week: Riddle

Riddle is a 3- to 4-year-old male domestic shorthair, orange or red tabby cat looking for a family to adopt him.

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People & Places: Hobby began as classic cars instead of a paycheck

Car collectors are passionate about the vehicles they collect. Some are interested in modern cars; others in antique vehicles; and some collectors only tow the cars to shows to display them.

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Cooking with Diane: Frozen Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Everyone will love this tart, frosty dessert.

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Ask the contractor: Inexpensive secrets for taking care of your home

Our readers send “household tips” and lately, I have received a bunch of remedies so I thought it might be time to write a column on using household products for cleaning.

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Pet of the Week: Molly

Molly is a German Shepherd/Border Collie mixed female who is about 7 years old.

Ask the Contractor: Follow these tips for basic care of hardwood floors

Our new home has hardwood floors and we have always had carpet in our previous homes. Is there some basic care we should be following?

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Bringing a passion for karate to Chino Valley

People & Places - Local man learned martial arts in Japan

Kyokushin Karate is studied around the world and is considered one of the best martial arts because it is suitable for young, old, and all body types.

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Cooking with Diane: Spring Pea Salad

This is a fresh, light salad that is easy to prepare and tastes great.

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Pet of the Week: Titus

Titus is a pit bull-terrier mix male dog looking for a family to call his own.

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Ask the contractor: How to attract hummingbirds to your yard

We are recent transplants to Prescott and the area that we moved from was a thriving megalopolis metropolis for hummingbirds, which we enjoyed immensely.

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Prescott businessman sees profit in keeping Chino fit

Snap Fitness opened last month and already has 200 members

Modern science has taught us the benefits of staying fit, even if it means that we occasionally have to get off the couch.

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Ask The Contractor: Sonic devices won’t always keep the pests away

We are having a huge massive problem with pests coming into our yard; javelina, deer, woodpeckers.

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Cooking with Diane: Spring Fruit Salad

This colorful, fruit salad is perfect for those warm weather barbecues, and backyard get togethers. It’s refreshing and healthy.

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Mix flowers, vegetables in the garden

People & Places - Paulden woman says her garden is her therapy

The love of lots of pretty colors is how Lora Goulding of Paulden plants her garden each year.

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Cooking with Diane: Bok Choy Noodle Soup

A nice lady I know told me about this delicious Bok Choy soup, and how healthy it is because Bok Choy is a cancer-fighting vegetable.