As you’ve seen on the news, much of Moore, Oklahoma, was leveled by an EF-5 tornado. With winds reaching at least 200 mph, countless homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings were destroyed. Sadly, 24 lives were lost during the storm. To help with the relief, Sprinkles Cupcakes will be donating 100% of their proceeds from the purchase of their red velvet cupcakes adorned with red crosses to the Red Cross’ Oklahoma chapters today. You can help out by purchasing those cupcakes today.
It’s a fun game, isn’t it? Imagining you have won a million dollars cash and trying to figure out what you would do with it. Would you go on a much-needed vacation? Splurge on a shopping spree? Donate it to charity? Invest it? However you decide to spend it, your chance to win with the Health & Wealth Raffle, benefiting Barrow and St. Joseph’s, ends this week at midnight, April 18th.
In addition to the grand prize of $1,000,000 cash, you could also win $250,000 cash, a Mercedes CLS550 and more than 2,000 amazing prizes that include extravagant, build-your-own trips, luxury cars and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
It’s a good time to win. Show your support by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. Purchase your ticket for just $100 before the final deadline at midnight, Thursday, April 18, at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org or by calling 866-658-4066 today!
(A bit of warning, this post will be different than the normal DLT writing.) It only took seconds for a beautiful day in New England to turn to disaster. When news of the Boston Marathon attack broke, we couldn’t believe it. In the blink of an eye, countless lives were changed. Two explosion shook the buildings, injured more than 140, and unfortunately kill three people. The United States and world for that matter have seen far too many tragedies like this. The lives of those who were there will never be the same. What comes to mind for us, though, is the resolve that we witnessed in the videos of the attack. Mere seconds after the explosions, people were running towards them, not away. It’s those selfless and unconditional acts of valor that remind us of what this country is all about. It is times like these that everyone puts their petty differences aside and truly unite. Unite not as just Americans but also as humans.
If you’re looking for any way to help, click here.
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Spring training is back and that means it is time go outside and play. With the Valley being home to an absurd amount of spring training facilities, heading to the ball park when the weather is gorgeous is a must. After you’ve spent a day in the sun, relaxing and drinking beers, the spa at Gainey Village has an even better double header deal.
From now until March 30, guests can choose from two spa services and get pampered for just $155. This can be any of the royalty treatments like the 60 minute Signature, Hot Stone, Thai, or Deep Tissue Massage. A 60 minute Facial or 30 minute Deep Pore Detox or a 60 minute Vanilla-Spice and Blueberry Organic Sugar Scrub and Wrap with a Cream Moisturizer. Or you can go the traditional route with a Signature Manicure and Pedicure.
It’s spring time, do you need a better reason to treat yourself?
DLT is a big fan of the Spartan Race which is coming to town February 9th and 10th. This year’s race supports two great charities, Green Beret Foundation and Creekside Outreach. Both are military based and help veterans. The wave will be geared towards secondary students (age 13-18) and will establish roots in Arizona for our High School Program. Their Reebok Spartan Race High School Program includes the teen only heat called the Reebok Spartan Race High School Challenge (HSC) and the ultimate goal to make this sport recognized in the United States, Australia, Europe, etc.
Normally the HSC is $30-$40. The charity 10:30am heat in Arizona will be a FREE HSC. A waiver must be signed by each racer.Parents, school faculty, and other adults are also welcome to run during this charity heat. However, they must pay the insurance fee. Both students and adults must register through spartan race, which is ultimately through active.com.The code for students is AZHS. The code for adults is AZHS14. Spartan Race will donate to the above charities for every racer that crosses the finish line.
Next week marks December 12, 2012, a.k.a. 12/12/12/. This is a date that only occurs every 100 years. We think that’s pretty noteworthy and so does Mane Attraction Salon.
On that Wednesday, Mane Attraction Salon will have a great deal to help you look good for that momentous occasion. Anyone who comes into the salon from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will receive $12 off their services. That’s right, any haircut, style, or color will get $12 off. Oh, and if you haven’t made an appointment, wait until the 12th. If you’re twelfth caller (602-956-2996), your service is free!
Mane Attraction Salon | 3156 East Camelback Road | Phoenix, AZ 85016
Yes, that’s a lot of 12s. For some of you superstitious folks, this could be a good thing or band thing. The only thing we know about 12-12-12, is that it’s a good thing. Because on the momentous day that is December 12, 2012, TEXAZ Grill will be offering the deal of the century.
From 11::00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., you can purchase a 12 ounce rib eye steak, and a 12 ounce bottle of beer for just $12. A beer and a steak for just $12 sounds like a great way to spend that Wednesday. People who choose this deal will be served a USDA Choice Aged rib eye. In terms of beer, you can choose between Shiner Bock, Budweiser, Coors, Miller, XX, and more.
In just a few days it will be December. Though it doesn’t exactly feel like it outside yet, it’s that time of year to start your holiday shopping. Everyone has that person in their lives that is extremely difficult to shop for. We’re here to help. If said person is a basketball fan, the Phoenix Suns holiday ticket packs are now on sale.
You can purchase a five-game holiday pack for as low as $90. The games included are Friday, January 4 vs. Utah Jazz, Thursday, January 24 vs. LA Clippers, Friday, February 1 vs. Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, February 26 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, and Wednesday, March 6 vs. Toronto Raptors. It also included a bonus game against one of our rivals, the Lakers, on January 30. Those who purchase the five-game pack will also receive a Goran Dragic jersey.
There is also a three-game holiday pack available for as low as $70. Watch the Suns duke it out on, Wednesday, January 2 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, January 17 vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, February 10 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. This pack also includes a bonus game against the Lakers on Monday, March 18.
For more information, click here.
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s important to be thankful for all the things we have in our lives. Many people aren’t as lucky. The Phoenix Suns have teamed up with St. Mary’s Food Bank to hold a canned food drive tonight. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the drive will support the Sixth Annual Project Hunger High School Food Drive.
This are much needed items for families all across Arizona this holiday season. Over 30 high schools participated in this year’s drive. The top four schools were invited to collect canned food with the Suns at tonight’s game against the Trailblazers. This year, the drive has collected over 140,000 cans of food and the program itself has collected ore than a half million meals throughout its history.
Let’s give them some more. If you’re going to tonight’s game, canned food items will be collected at each entrance to the arena.
Yes, it’s really called the iPet, though we think it should be, but AZ RESCUE is using technology to its advantage. There are so many animals in need of rescue. AZ RESCUE is an organization that is dedicated to saving dogs and cats from the dreaded kill lists.
The organization’s iPet Companion lets users remotely interact with the rescue cats. If you don’t have access to an automobile but want to check out some kitties in need of rescue, you can “shop around” from the comfort of your keyboard. The technology allows you to move various toys and watch them play.
Click here to interact with the cats and check out the profiles of all the available animals.
The election is over. President Obama won a second term. If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, then surely you’ve seen people post pictures of their ballots. Wearing your “I Voted” sticker is one thing, but taking a picture of the actual document or machine seems questionable. This Gizmodo article begs the question, is it illegal to post said picture online? The results are interesting and depending on the state, can lead to a misdemeanor or worse.
Check out Arizona’s law that results in a class 2 misdemeanor, ”show the voter’s ballot or the machine on which the voter has voted to any person after it is prepared for voting in such a manner as to reveal the contents, except to an authorized person lawfully assisting the voter.”
Last week, we mentioned a couple Election Day events. Whether it was a complimentary California Roll at RA or a 15 cent beer at TEXAZ, the list gets better. Sure, you were planning on going out and participating in your civic duty to vote, why not get some immediate results?
Here’s some more for you. Cadillac Ranch in Tempe will be offering a twenty percent discount on one regular priced menu item for anyone that comes in with their “I Voted” sticker. Anyone who shows to Sprinkles showing off that same sticker will get a free cupcake. Or, if you’re a Z’Tejas fan, they will be offering either a buy-one-get-one entree when you dine in or a twenty percent discount on your to-go order. The Z’Tejas deal is only good until 4:00 p.m.
See, if you weren’t going to vote before, you’re definitely going to now.
Alright folks, today is the day. It’s Tuesday, November 6: Election Day. Chances are you have already made up your mind on who you’re voting for. We just wanted to remind you how important it is to actually go out there and vote. Voting is what makes the U.S. great. It lets you have your voice be heard. It is a staple of what this country was founded on. Don’t choose to stay home out of apathy. Choose democracy. We don’t care if you’re voting for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. We just want you to get out there and show that you’re an American and care about where this country is going. Okay, sorry about that, the PSA is over.
During the holidays we tend to gain a few extra (and unwanted) pounds. Honestly, who doesn’t love to indulge in delicious food that will surely present itself when you see your family? It’s a good thing that CityScape Phoenix and Gold’s Gym are teaming up for a free six week outdoor ”Holiday Survival Camp” series.
To help you keep off the pounds, every Wednesday from November 7 to December 19, a Boot Camp-style class will help you combat calories, reshape your body and get tighter and leaner. The goal of the class is to burn over 500 calories a session. You can participate in the class for free from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Patriots Square at CityScape Phoenix.
For more information, click here.
Let’s face the facts, people: One in three Americans is obese. Let’s think about those numbers. That’s roughly over 100 million people and that’s outrageous. Fast food, high-fructose corn syrup, and overall laziness could be factors to that, but that’s not the point. The U.S. has a weight problem. Fitness Propelled wants to fight this epidemic. How? By stopping it before it starts.
Start ‘Em Young
In the age of video games, hundreds of TV channels, and other digital stimuli, it’s no wonder the problem starts early in life. One of the best ways to maintain healthy life is prevention. Physical education consultant and motivational speaker Geoff Rubin, owner and founder of Fitness Propelled, is devoted to helping children and young adults “seeking a healthy, more active lifestyle by offering affordable, fun and rewarding fitness options.” Through group programs, Fitness Propelled is geared towards helping kids and young adults High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The Personal Power program helps those on the Autism spectrum. This includes a functional training approach to develop locomotor movements, helps increase attention spans and on-task appropriate behavior, and incorporates anaerobic and aerobic conditioning at an individualized pace.
The Clap Attack was specifically designed by Rubin. It is a truly unique fitness program that specifically aims to generate positivity, motivation, and enthusiasm. Because motivation and self-esteem go hand-in-hand with healthy living.
It truly is an amazing program. The trainers train with you on a personal level in group workouts. They get to know you and your group. They motivate you. They keep you wanting more. Our hats are off to Rubin and Fitness Propelled.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here.
Let’s face it: Our lives pretty much revolve around technology these days. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t own a computer or smart phone. With work and social media, people put their lives online for the world to see. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re safe from hackers and identity thieves.
One of the best ways to keep yourself safe online is to have a strong password. It’s only a matter of a couple of characters that keeps you safe from hackers ranging in noob (newbie, for those of you who aren’t exactly tech savvy) to expert qualifications. Thanks to our friend James Jones and LifeLock, check out this handy infographic that will give you the tips to keeping a secure life online.
This Infographic was developed with the help of LifeLock. Follow LifeLock on Facebook.
On Oct. 11, our beloved Phoenix Suns will unveil the John Macleod Reading & Learning Center. Suns Ring of Honor member John Macleod was inducted last season into the organization. The Ring of Honor organization said that they would open a reading and learning center in his honor. That time has come.
With Suns president Jason Rowley and NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, the trio will unveil the center at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, Spencer D and Mary Jane Steward branch at 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 11.
The center will feature a brand new computer room, and a TV designed to look like the Suns in-game scoreboard. The “Coach’s Corner,” is a reading area that is decorated with fan graphics, where children can read their favorite books.
When working in a restaurant, having an unsatisfactory review made about your establishment can be a blow to your ego. Ncounter on Mill Ave is reacting in the opposite way. Recently, the Phoenix New Times gave them a bad review, citing mediocrity as their biggest fault. Instead of wallowing in shame, do you know how Ncounter responded? It’s pretty cool.
Until Oct. 10, if you bring in a copy of the article when you get food, the restaurant will supply you with a free lemonade. Yes, that’s right. Bring in their poor review and get something for free. Talk about life giving you lemons.
We haven’t had Ncounter, so we couldn’t tell you if it were mediocre or not. But, it does seem that this place has a sense of humor and we would gladly support any business that does so. If you’re free today or tomorrow, head over to Ncounter on Mill and grab a lemonade on the house.
If you’re looking to pick up a tablet, there are plenty to choose from now. With the iPad dominating the sales charts, some believe it is still too pricy to pick up. So, what are your other options? There’s the Google Nexus and the recently introduced, Kindle Fire HD. Smaller than the iPad, both of these tablets are about 7 inches, smaller compared to the iPad’s 9+ inches. If you’re looking for a new tablet and you’re a Mac-addict, you may want to hold off on purchasing the Kindle or the Nexus. Gizmodo reported that the iPad mini is rumored to unveiled in the next couple of weeks, with a selling date at the end of the month. The best part, to compete with said competition, it is rumored that the mini will be priced at $200. We can expect many sold for the holiday season. We’ll probably be in line.
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First and foremost, these aren’t edible! Sure, they look delicious but they are for your bath. That said, with breast cancer affecting one in eight women, chances are the disease has hit close to home for you. The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s Tocaloma Spa will be working with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
Carrying the Feeling Smitten Bath Bakery limited edition cupcake bath bombs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, all proceeds of these bath bombs will go to the Susan G. Komen or the Cure. Available in a variety of sizes, you can pick up your bath bombs for $6 for a mini, $12 for a large and $17 for a trio.
Again, these are for your bath. They do look delicious, but they are meant to be thrown in your bath to soften your skin!
What else is new? But, really, we learned something interesting from Learn Stuff (with that name, makes sense right?) Apparently, almost one third of employees think that their boss should seek professional help. Your higher ups may also be four times more likely to demonstrate psychopathic behavior than you or your co-workers. But they’re your boss and you can’t really do anything about it. The toll it can leave on the employee can be bad. Stressed out employees can suffer from weight gain, loss of hair, and an increased risk of heart disease. So, yeah, that’s bad. Want to know more? Check out this complete infographic about crazy bosses.
Admit it, fall brings many welcomed changes and seasonal delights. Although we’re still enduring the triple-digit heat, we can now 1) get a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks and 2) enjoy football in its three most popular forms; NFL, college and, of course, fantasy.
Since Arizona State University kicked off their season at home a week ago with a 63-6 victory over Northern Arizona University, despite their new coach, Todd Graham, and the new quarterback(s). The Sun Devils will host Illinois Saturday and here’s their complete 2012 schedule.
The University of Arizona was also victorious in their 2012 season kick off against Toledo Saturday. The game, which was Rich Rodriguez’s coaching debut in the desert, ended in overtime Wildcats 24, Rockets 17. What’s next for the Wildcats? Oklahoma State will be hitting U of A Saturday and here’s their complete 2012 schedule.
If you missed both games, don’t worry, after making final roster cuts and naming the John Skelton their Week 1 starting quarterback, the Arizona Cardinals will host the Seattle Seahawks for their home opener Sunday. Tickets are still available here, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the Cardinals 2012 schedule.
If your fantasy football team’s roster looks just plain terrible we’re sorry, but we can’t help you. However, if you haven’t found a fantasy league (let alone a team) for this season it’s not too late to participate, NFL.com has the details here, but don’t get flagged for “Delay of Game,” get to it!
This fall, kids will be able to stay for free at Hidden Meadow Ranch in beautiful northern Arizona. If you’re the outdoorsy type family, then this will be the perfect Fall Break vacation destination for you.
Located in the quaint town of Greer, this opportunity is only good for guests who book the Rancher’s Package now through the end of September and plan to stay at the Ranch anytime between October 15 through November 15.
You can hike, fish, ride horses, or just enjoy being out of the city for a little while. The weather will be perfect (then again, we can’t exactly predict rain or any other weather event.) Kids 11 and under will enjoy free accommodations and meals, plus every activity that Hidden Meadow Ranch has to offer. There’s plenty for adults too. All of you wine lovers can enjoy the Hahn Winery Winemaker Weekend on October 19 and 20.
To book for your reservation or to find out more, click here. Remember, you have to book before the end of September.
It was a sad Labor Day when we heard of the passing of Michael Clarke Duncan. Taken from us too soon, the Oscar-nominated actor was only 54 years old. Often referred to as a gentle giant, Duncan has starred in many movies. Some of our favorites include The Whole Nine Yards, Talladega Nights, and Armageddon. We must not forget his (arguably) most powerful role: John Coffey in The Green Mile. Here is a scene from is Oscar-nominated performance. (We’re sorry about tugging on your heart strings a little too hard.)