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Cooking with Diane: Frosted Fruit Salad

Here is another creamy, cool, dessert for summertime get -togethers. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

New rescue group dedicated to helping homeless community dogs and cats opening soon

AARF Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is a non-profit shelter and foster based dog and cat rescue group, located at 6639 S. Country Road, Mayer, on a 10-acre property, will soon be open, according to a news release.

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Pet of the Week: Strudel

We are pleased to introduce Strudel, an approximately 1-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. Strudel is full of energy, loving, and very playful.

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Ask the Contractor: Pick paint carefully; each finish has purpose

July stated off with a thump and a whack as they say.

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People and Places: A few thoughts from residents on Independence Day

“America is best described in one word: Freedom!” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

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Cooking with Diane: Fresh garden veggie pizza

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.

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Photo: Summer swimming in Chino Valley

Chino Valley Aquatic Center has open swim from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday's this summer.

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Pet of the Week: Cisco

Meet Cisco, an approximately 1-year-old Australian cattle dog mix.

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‘Fire Pal’ Rick Chase honored for longtime commitment to teaching children how to stay safe

Rick Chase knows what it is to chase a dream, chase adventure and chase a fire.

Ask the Contractor: Backbone to being ‘firewise’ is PAWUIC

Last week our column discussed defensible space and stressed that protecting your home from wildfire starts with you. Since wildfire is a real and an ever present danger, it is important for our readers to know about Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission (PAWUIC).

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Cooking with Diane: Strawberry Breakfast Rolls

These delicious strawberry rolls are dangerous (for weight watchers) and very hard to stop eating.

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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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Cooking with Diane: 'Creamed Peas & Baby Potatoes'

We picked our first batch of peas from our garden this week, so I decided to make a dish my mother used to make when I was growing up.

Chino Valley Animal Shelter – Charlie

Hey there, my name is Charlie! I am an approximately 3 year old Boxer/Pit mix.

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Pet Focus: No Longer a Stray - Bobby

Because he is such a playful, full-of-life boy, we captured his photo of Bobby while he was in his kennel.

Ask the Contractor: Asbestos ceilings? Who you gonna call?

This past week a call came in from a local Realtor who inquired about “popcorn” ceilings.

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Cooking with Diane: Garden Veggie Pasta Salad

When the hot summer days hit, I try to make nice cool dishes for our meals.

CVUSD to hold off on capital bond

Recommendation to wait until 2020, superintendent says

After gaging whether or not a capital bond would pass if it were to be on the ballot in November, the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board directed Superintendent John Scholl not to move forward at its meeting Tuesday, June 5.

Ask the Contractor: It’s important: Hire licensed contractors

Each year, the Registrar of Contractors investigates thousands of complaints from consumers against unlicensed entities attempting to perform contracting work.

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Chino Valley Farmers Market heads into 11th year

New vendors with popular favorites, says market manager

The Chino Valley Farmers Market heads into its 11th year this week with the market starting back up for the season Thursday, June 7.

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Cooking with Diane: French Vanilla Cream Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I love any recipe with Mascarpone cheese in it, and this frosting is so delicious, just slightly sweet and very creamy. My family loved it!

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Pet of the Week: Blynken

Please meet Blynken, a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix that came in with two other buddies - Wynken and Nod.

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People and Places: Memory Park expansion

The subject of expanding Memory Park in Chino Valley has been being talked about for many months.

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Ask the Contractor: Don’t panic; a 20-day notice is not a lien

This week, four calls came in from homeowners receiving Preliminary 20 Day Notices in the mail.

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Cooking with Diane: Ham, Potato and Pea Casserole

We really liked this dish, and using the French fries instead of sliced potatoes gave it a new twist.