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Fireworks and Fun

AROUND THE VALLEY 4th of Zooly (Thurs. July 4). Firework viewing at 9 pm; event runs 7-10 pm. $45 adults, $35 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free; reservations required. BBQ dinner, animal encounters, live entertainment, inflatables and fireworks. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-273-1341 or phoenixzoo.org. All-American Festival (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks…

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First Successful Breeding and Hatching of Pygmy-Owls at ACNC/Phoenix Zoo

Photo: A 3-week-old pygmy-owl nestling. Photos courtesy the Phoenix Zoo The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce its first successful breeding and hatching event for the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum). Four nestling owls are currently being reared behind-the-scenes by two pairs of adult pygmy-owls at the Zoo’s Arthur…

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A dozen gift ideas for dad

When a man becomes a father, he also becomes his son’s first hero and his daughter’s first love. He’s also the one who gives advice (although not always wanted) and tells those great dad jokes (also not always wanted). What do you get this guy for Father’s Day? Before you give up and grab a…

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Dad’s last list

It wasn’t more than a few days after my Dad died, just four months shy of his 100th birthday, that my brother and I began the formidable task of “going through Dad’s desk.” The desk wasn’t really a desk at all; it was a repository for mountains of papers, financial statements, annual reports, brochures, medical…

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Humor can ease care-giving burdens

PHOTO:Peter Rosenberger with his wife, Gracie, who has two prosthetic legs. April is National Humor Month: We certainly cry enough tears, but do we chuckle and laugh enough? By Peter Rosenberger In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a…

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Weekend events for March 1-3

Pictured above: Try a new outdoor activity for free at the Tres Rios Nature Festival. Music Festivals M3F Fest (Fri-Sun March 1-3). Gates open 3 pm Fri, 2 pm Sat-Sun. $70 & up. Bands, Kids Zone, marketplace and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Margaret T Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. m3ffest.com Innings…

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Everyone’s gaga for ga-ga

Pictured above: B’nai B’rith Campers play ga-ga. Ga-ga has been a favorite game at Jewish summer camps for decades. Recently, the game has gained mainstream popularity and can be found at camps and playgrounds around the world. Deemed a “gentler version of dodgeball” the game is played in a ga-ga pit. The ga-ga pit is…

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