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CITADELLE CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS on December 6th November 28, 2008


The Citadelle Celebrates the Holidays
The new Citadelle at Arrowhead Ranch located at 19420 N 59th Avenue in Glendale will be celebrating a special holiday event for all ages on December 6th from 3 – 8 pm. The premiere West Valley destination for upscale boutiques, dining and spa and beauty services will offer exceptional, one time only discounts to shoppers, along with entertainment, food, and prizes.

Among the wonderful shopping opportunities, Beth McDonald and Little Vinny of KEZ 99.9‘s “Beth & Bill” morning show will emcee this holiday celebration and people can enjoy live music provided by Rhythm Edition and local high school choirs. Kids can meet Santa for photos, “Mrs. Claus” (J K Hope) will sign her book ‘The Night Mrs. Claus Took the Reins’ and everyone can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies from Next Coffee Company. Also, Elements Therapeutic Massage will provide stress relief for weary shoppers with a free chair massage. Other merchants will offer specials and surprises.

To remember those who are struggling this holiday, please bring a donation for Toys for Tots or St. Mary’s Food Bank. For every new, unwrapped toy or 5 nonperishable food items donated, you will be entered into the drawing for a chance to win $500 plus valuable gift baskets from the Citadelle Merchants. The drawing will be held at 7pm and you do not need to be present to win.

The Citadelle at Arrowhead Ranch is located on the Northwest corner of 59th Avenue and Utopia in Glendale. Contact Zethina at 623-979-4444 for more information about the event

Retail outlets and restaurants at the Citadelle include:
Mon Bebe Decor
Zethina Cosmetics & Skincare  
Haute C Boutique
Vivaldi Hair Salon
Oasis Personal Training
Oasis Juice Bar
Tutti Santi Italian Restaurant  
Corbin’s Bar and Grill
Next Coffee
Melting Pot (coming soon)
Bella Amie
Mad About Shoes
Una Bella Boutique
Varo Men’s Boutique
Sangria Luxe Lounge 
Glendale Insurance
Elements Therapeutic Massage 
AMG Custom Jewelry
Indulgence Salon and Boutique
BUSY BODIES Planned Play


Did your auto repair shop close down? November 18, 2008

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Community Tire & Automotive Service Specialists are opening their shops to drivers who have warranties or contracts with local auto shops that have closed in the past year. More than 50 independent auto shops in Arizona have shut their doors due to the slow economy, stranding drivers with broken down cars, empty wallets and added stress. Community Tire & Automotive is stepping up to help and wants to ensure those drivers are able to receive the full value of their warranties.

In 2000, the average annual cost for vehicle repairs was $6,880. Since most warranties will cover these routine costs, it is important for drivers to take advantage of this opportunity to use their warranties. In a time where every cent counts, spending extra money on car repair is a choice most people cannot afford.

“We understand the burden on your job and family when a car is not running right,” said Howard Fleischmann, owner of Community Tire & Auto Service. “By welcoming these car owners and honoring their warranties we are hoping to make the lives of everyone in the community a little easier during this financially slow economy.”

If a problem occurs with a vehicle that may be covered under warranty from any closed shop, bring the paperwork to one of the Community Tire & Auto Service locations and the warranty guidelines will be discussed with the owner to find a reasonable solution for costs and parts.

Community Tire & Auto Services Specialists have been part of the community since 1992. The family owned company has grown to seven locations over 17 years in the business and has developed a reputation of providing the highest level of honest and professional service. The Community Tire & Automotive Service Specialists continue to be involved in the community by supporting local business and encouraging all management personnel to be involved in community activities. Mr. Fleischmann believes that customer service is not just an over used tag line or promise it is their goal to exceed every client’s expectations each and every time they visit a shop. Community Tire was awarded the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small Business of the Year Impact Award, plus the Spirit of Enterprise Award from ASU School of business in 2008. This follows the Better Business Bureau Ethics finalist award in 2007. For more information please visit



Headache info and help beyond painkillers November 14, 2008

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womanheadacheLUCKY NUMBER SEVEN? NOT WHERE HEADACHES ARE CONCERNED Valley doctor offers insight into this common malady

Got a headache from all the news of economy, stress at home and work? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from this common malady yet many make generalized assumptions about how to find relief. In truth it’s more complicated than most realize and popping an over-the-counter pill isn’t always the best answer.
A local doctor hopes to change that by educating the public about the many types of headaches and different options for treatment. This may relegate traditional painkillers to the back of the medicine cabinet and increase your overall health.
Valley doctor Michael Staub recommends a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. He advises that there are seven different kinds of headaches. Headaches can be due to a wide variety of causes, such as drug reactions; temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ; tightness in the neck muscles; low blood sugar; high blood pressure; stress and fatigue. Dr. Staub says the majority of recurrent headaches are of two types: tension headaches (also called cervicogenic headaches) and migraine headaches. There is a third, less common, type of headache called a cluster headache that is a cousin to the migraine.
According to Dr. Staub the seven classifications are:

1. Tension headaches

2. Migraine headaches (both Common and Classic)

3. Organic headaches

4. Cluster headaches

5. Hormone headaches

6. Sinus headaches

7. Rebound headaches

Dr. Staub’s first step to treatment is to diagnose the type of headache a patient exhibits by gathering past history concerning habits, stress levels, physical activity and diet. Once the type of headache is identified, he will develop a treatment strategy for that specific condition

Treatments may include chiropractic modalities to correct nerve related headaches, acupuncture and massage to help with trigger related headaches and a blood screen to identify food and environmental sensitivities likely to contribute to the problem.

“It seems that in today’s society, we usually tend to block the pain with pain killers,” says Dr. Staub. “While this may work with some headaches, a good percentage of my patients reported taking pain killers for many day, weeks or even years, with no fix.”

Headache statistics in our country are astronomical, while a “miracle drug” has yet to be found. According to the American Headache Society, every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine and the lost work due to migraine disease costs more than $13 billion every year in the U.S. alone. More than $1 billion is spent on over-the-counter medications to treat headaches and migraines.

And commonly used, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs are dangerous to the kidneys and should be taken infrequently. Over-use can be toxic and damage could be irreversible. Great caution, as with any medication, should be taken.

Dr. Staub’s tips to avoid headaches:

· Stress may be a trigger, but certain foods, odors, menstrual periods, and changes in weather are among many factors that may also trigger headache.

· Emotional factors such as depression, anxiety, frustration, letdown, and even pleasant excitement may be associated with developing a headache.

· Keeping a headache diary may help you determine whether factors such as food, change in weather, and/or mood have any relationship to your headache pattern.

· Repeated exposure to nitrite compounds can result in a dull, pounding headache that may be accompanied by a flushed face. Nitrite, which dilates blood vessels, is found in such products as heart medicine and dynamite, but is also used as a chemical to preserve meat. Hot dogs and other processed meats containing sodium nitrite can cause headaches.

· Eating foods prepared with monosodium glutamate (MSG) can result in headache. Soy sauce, meat tenderizer, and a variety of packaged foods contain this chemical which is touted as a flavor enhancer.

· Headaches can also result from exposure to poisons, even common household varieties like insecticides, carbon tetrachloride, and lead. Children who ingest flakes of lead paint may develop headaches. So may anyone who has contact with lead batteries or lead-glazed pottery.

· Foods that are high in the amino acid tyramine could also be avoided, such as ripened cheeses (cheddar, brie), chocolate, as well as any food pickled or fermented foods.

For more information, contact Dr. Staub at 480-990-2663 or visit


About Dr. Staub and the Bone & Joint Wellness Center.

Dr. Michael Staub has been a licensed chiropractor since May 1997 when he founded The Bone and Joint Wellness Center. The center provides chiropractic care, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, spinal and postural screenings and physiotherapies that include cold laser, transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation, mechanical traction, cryotherapy , moist heat therapy, work hardening rehabilitation programs, core strength ball and theraband exercises and custom Orthotic fitting.



Filed under: NARPRO — themediapush @ 10:55 pm
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Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) is teaming up with Toys for Tots to brighten the holiday season for children across the Valley. All of the 23 quality, independent auto repair shops in the NARPRO referral network will be collecting toys for children from November 17th to December 12th. Donators who bring new and unwrapped toy(s) worth a minimum value of $10 to any NARPRO recommended shop will receive a winter inspection of their vehicle and/or $15 off a standard oil change. Go to for details and to find the shop nearest to your work or home to donate to this holiday cause.

“We are dedicating the drive to Gy Sgt. Manuelito (Mano) Patton, the stepson of Howard Fleischmann, Sr., owner of Community Tire and Auto Repair, a group of shops in the NARPRO family. Mano was tragically killed by a red light runner while riding his motorcycle last month, said Jay Jennings, NARPRO General Manager. “It’s the least we could do to remember this fallen soldier and we are grateful for the work that the Marines do to help with Toys for Tots. NARPRO has always shown a commitment to the community. We currently work with other local charities, such as Helping Hands for Single Moms and Packages from Home.”

NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests of their certifications, customer service, performance, facilities management and auto repair standards record of service to the community. Drivers may visit to find recommended shops near their work or home. Or they may simply call (602) 257-0033 and talk to someone who will connect them to find a top-quality shop in their neighborhood. Either way, NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic.

Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 and has been donating toys to needy children ever since. Each year, the organization collects several million toys for children in the United States, all distributed by Marines and volunteers like NARPRO. The organization frequently appears in the Philanthropy 400. For more information about Toys for Tots, visit their website at


Thank a special Valley Woman November 10, 2008

Filed under: DERMA HEALTH INSTITUTE — themediapush @ 4:07 pm
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lobbyWant to show gratitude this year but in a unique way? Valley residents have until November 24th to nominate a certain someone in their life they are especially thankful for to receive a free makeover. One winner will be drawn at each Derma Health Institute location to receive free skin rejuvenation services, hair and make-up, teeth whitening, wardrobe consultation and a new outfit as part of their makeover. Go to to enter.



The Derma Health Institute of Mesa and Chandler is getting rid of all those nasty lines on Black Friday—face lines that is. Join them for their “No Lines Here” event on November 28 from 9:00-2:00 p.m. where they will be giving away two free makeovers to people that deserve a little more appreciation than just the typical “thank-you.”

Want to show a little more gratitude this year but in a unique way? Valley residents have until November 24th to nominate a certain someone in their life they are especially thankful for to receive a free makeover. One winner will be drawn at each Derma Health location to receive free skin rejuvenation services, hair and make-up, teeth whitening, wardrobe consultation and a new outfit as part of their makeover. Go to to enter.

Guests can enjoy hot coffee and cinnamon rolls and be entered in a drawing for free Microdermabrasions, Botox, Juvederm and laser genesis services just for attending. Special deals only offered on Black Friday include discounted prices for Juvederm , Botox, Pumpkin peels and B-12 Vitamin shots. Guests who buy $250 in gift certificates receive their choice of $100 in free Botox or two pumpkin peels.

Derma Health Institute is one of the leading providers of Botox® and Juvederm™ in Arizona and offers Walk In Botox® every Saturday from 10am-1pm. Derma Health Institute now features the brand new, FDA approved, Vela Shape Body Contour Laser to shrink the look and feel of cellulite quickly and effectively.

For more information on services or to schedule your appointment or a complimentary consultation at Derma Health Institute, call (480) 539-0777 Mesa or (480) 730-9000 Chandler. You may also visit