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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Morgan: Foreclosures not expected to change the market

Historically speaking, foreclosures have played a role in Maricopa’s housing prices. A foreclosure, in a nutshell, is when a homeowner falls behind on their payments...

Plumber: Maintenance helps to extend life of water heater

By Terry Leamon Do you wonder if water heater flushes are necessary? Do you do regular maintenance on your water heater? Well, if not, you...
Dayv Morgan Maricopa

How will apartments impact Maricopa’s real estate market?

  All housing studies completed in Maricopa have shown the need for multi-family housing, mostly known as apartments. The City’s goal is to have 5,000...

Growing onions in the desert? No need to cry

Perhaps you’ve had the same experience: onion bulbs from the big box stores that never develop into the big, dry ones like you buy...
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Growing garden veggies in desert all about timing, location

By Al Brandenburg You may have started to plant your tomatoes, peppers and cukes. Early April in Arizona’s low desert garden is one of the...

Smith: Sleep – it’s a big deal!

On average, adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep. Researchers say people can survive longer without food than without sleep! It’s a time for...

The Roselle: A tropical plant that’s found a new home in Maricopa

By Amanda Rice Hibiscus sabdariffa or roselle, is known by a number of names across the world, including Jamaican sorrel, Flor da Jamaica, Florida cranberry,...
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Siegel: A student assesses his MUSD education

Parents of school-age children may ask, “Can schools in the Maricopa Unified School District provide the quality education I want for my child?” This...
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Koczor: Control diabetes before it controls you

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes and one in five don’t know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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The depression danger in aging adults

By Al Brandenburg Depression is not a normal part of aging, but can develop in later years— and it can be dangerous. The Centers for Disease...
COVID-19 virus

Brandenburg: Long COVID may result from autoantibodies

BY AL BRANDENBURG An increasing number of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing symptoms weeks or months after the infection has cleared in what is known informally...
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Koczor: preventative measures for a healthy brain

A recent article from Mayo Clinic states we are living longer than previous generations and should prepare ourselves to encounter new health risks, like...

Meet the Maricopa Master Gardeners – and become one

Let’s explore the Master Gardener program in Maricopa. But first some history on two key related organizations. The Land Grant College Act of 1862 ceded...
Brian Petersheim Maricopa Realtor

Realtor: Shortage of homes for sale strains supply of rentals

Everybody is talking about the seller’s market for real estate sales in Maricopa, but what happens to the local rental market at the same...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

A second COVID-19 wave? Seniors should prepare now

With the holidays upon us, the biggest threat to our health is another wave of COVID-19 cases. We already know our generation is the...

Brandenburg: Keep your heart healthy, live longer

By Al Brandenburg Our heart is the hardest-working muscle in our body, and heart disease is a leading cause of death. So, it’s important to...

Senior designs for safely entering, exiting your house

When considering safety factors to adapt your home as you grow older, look for good visibility, excellent lighting, accessibility and no trip hazards. Be...
Hannah Budinoff UofA

Siegel: More women wanted in engineering

For many years, efforts have been made to entice more women to pursue careers in engineering. Today, if you ask somebody to describe an...
Dr. Alex Stewart Podiatrist

Podiatrist: Prevent this common foot ailment

By Dr. Alex M. Stewart DPM, FACFAS Dr. Stewart of Maricopa Foot and Ankle Center is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

What to expect from Social Security in 2022

Over 50 million Americans rely on Social Security for at least a portion of their retirement income. When you consider that 180 million people...
Desert Mistletoe

Mistletoe: 1,300 species and a holiday tradition

By Beth Sulek-LaHousse Everyone has heard that if you stand with a loved one under mistletoe you are supposed to kiss that person, but where...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Son’s COVID illness was crash course on misery of isolation

Recently, my family had occasion to experience the world of isolation, one of the biggest challenges for seniors, especially in pandemic times. Our older son...
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A senior center, defined

With a senior center opening soon here in Maricopa, it’s an appropriate time to consider what one should provide. Senior centers should: • Serve as a...
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3 plants to make your spirits bloom

By Harriet Phelps The winter weather conditions outside do not matter if you have a blooming plant. I need only light and a blooming plant...
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2020 tax implications for seniors

Well, 2020 is finally over and, God-willing with the new vaccines, the COVID virus will be trending downward. But there is something new to...
Chris J. Scoggin Chaston Tax

CPA: Comparing tax plans of presidential candidates

By Chris J. Scoggin, CPA As of this writing, we are less than three weeks away from the presidential election. So, by the time you...

Koczor: Why you may want a home warranty

Many of you have been in your home for a number of years – along with the same major appliances or mechanical systems. Generally, when...
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Dog days of summer cause panting foliage

By Al Brandenburg Although we've made it through the hot, dry months of June and July, our vegetable gardens have pretty much given up the...

Morgan: While helpful, home warranty only goes so far

Of an estimated 21,000 existing houses in the city limits of Maricopa, nearly 8,000 of them are at least 15 years old. At that age,...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Walk-in tubs: what you need to know

I recently had a reader ask for information regarding walk-in tubs. My experience with them is limited to a neighbor who purchased one for...