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If you have Medicare, there are covered options to help you manage pain safely and effectively. Medicare covers prescription pain medications under Part D. In addition, Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps pay for services that may help you manage your pain with less reliance on drugs... more
As we usher in the holiday season, I invite you to be part of the growing movement to #ShopSmall while preparing for gatherings with family and friends. more
There’s something wonderful about the holidays. Friends and family get together to enjoy a tasty feast, surrounded by holiday decorations and accompanied by festivities and … more
As we move into November, a month of gratitude, the U.S. Small Business Administration begins the month by celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week, during Nov. 4-8. We take this opportunity … more
Queen Creek really needs all the new funding --- "Hey folks, look: It’s bags of cash." Love it so much we decided to ask the voters for an additional six years of tax increases? Heck QC, the … more
Ride-share could be coming to our Town of Queen Creek. This is a very important subject for me as I have four special-needs kids.  Two of them need a ride to and from home every day to their … more
It should be easy to find the federally-mandated Clery campus-security reports for local community colleges, but it’s not. Some local websites list them under campus security; while at … more
It should be easy to find the federally-mandated Clery campus-security reports for local community colleges, but it’s not. Some local websites list them under campus security; while at … more
In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that … more
Just a reminder that Medicare’s annual open enrollment period started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.  This is the time of year when you can change how you get your … more
Voters in nearly half the school districts in Maricopa County will receive ballots asking them to decide significant local public school funding … more
The day I got my property tax statement in the mail, I questioned why it had gone up so much from the prior year. I logged onto treasurer.maricopa.gov, and … more
Scottsdale boasts large events annually that make a significant impact on its local economy and beyond. Several of those events are housed at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, including … more
It’s election time, when voters such as you and me receive, mark and mail-in our ballots for school-district questions. Richard … more
As we enter the beginnings of the new school year, I often reflect on the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  As a school social worker, I find this to be especially … more
Concerning Queen Creek and Higley ("Nov. 5 election: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides," … more
On a recent morning, I drove south on Ironwood Drive from U.S. Highway 60 on the State Trust land route between the City of Apache Junction and the Town of Queen Creek. … more
By now, school children in Arizona have brought markers, scissors, folders and other supplies to class. Although children are bringing items they need to learn and succeed, Arizona is … more
We believe charity begins at home. Charlene Bisson Thanks to a generous grant given to us last fall by the Pakis Center … more
It is important to plan for the future. Planning for the future means contemplating the right time to move into a Life Plan Community, a living option that encourages an active independent … more
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