Diane DeHamer

Office Assistant/Feature Writer

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Cooking With Diane: Dutch Apple Dessert

This moist apple dessert is a nice change from apple pie and is really very quick and easy to prepare, try it you’ll like it.

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People & Places: Town values volunteers; appreciation reception slated for May 10

People in America have been volunteering to help others since 1896. Each year approximately two million people in hundreds of communities across America volunteer.

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People & Places: Artist found, lost in painting

As small rural towns, Chino Valley and Paulden have many talented artistic people living here, and Christina Trent who has been a resident of Paulden since 1998 is one of them.

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Cooking with Diane: Meatball Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Meatball stuffed shells will be a big hit with the adults and kids in your family. Served with garlic bread and salad, it’s delicious!

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People & Places: Spring is alive with a rainbow of Irises

Spring is here and one of the first flowers of Spring is the Iris, which are among the best known and loved garden plants. For those who don’t know, the word Iris means ‘rainbow’ because of all the beautiful colors of Irises.

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Cooking with Diane: Fried Cheesecake Bars/with Strawberry sauce

Attention! This is not a low calorie dish! But, you will be hooked when you taste these cheesecake bars with strawberry sauce, at least my husband and I are.

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People & Places: ‘Pasghettis’ open for business

Italian food, who doesn’t love it?! Nathan and MaryAnn Haverstock of Chino Valley do love it and that is why they recently opened their Pasghettis Pasta Joint restaurant in Chino.

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Cooking with Diane: Spring Carrot-Apple Salad

What a delightful, light and healthy salad this is to have with your first picnic of the season. Hope you’ll try it.

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Cooking With Diane: Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

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High school art students give back with ‘soup-full’ event

“Soul-Full Bowls” is the name of the fundraising event put on by the Chino Valley High School National Art Honors Society taught by Elynn Colaianni.

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