The Daily Scoop from Charlotte Shaff

Free Developmental Screenings March 19th February 19, 2011

March is Read Across America monthin celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.

The Arizona Literacy & Learning Center will have a FREE Developmental Screening planned for March 19th.

The purpose of a screening is not to diagnose but to identify a child’s strength and needs. We look for age‐appropriate development in each area and identify the need for further evaluation or monitoring.  By identifying concerns early we are able to work with the parent, care-giver and/or school to help resolve the developmental concern so the child has the necessary skills to enter kindergarten.
WHAT: FREE Developmental/Literacy Screenings for children ages of 3-5.
WHEN: March 19, 2011 *By Appointment Only.
Children will be screened in:
Speech (articulation)/Language
Gross/Fine Motor Skills
Pre-Literacy Skills
Social/Self Help Development

Screenings help rule out potential problems and provide insight at an early age. Addressing concerns early is a very effective way to avoid later educational struggles.

WHERE: Screenings will be held at:
Arizona Literacy & Learning Center
14001 N. 7th Street Suite, F-112
Phoenix, AZ 85022
HOW: Please call us at 602-212-1089 x 201 to schedule an appointment
Favor de llamar al 602-212-1089 x 209 para programar una cita
Please Note: Appointments must be scheduled. Twenty-four appointments will be available per screening date. Permission forms must be signed by the parent/legal guardian prior to screening the child. This may be done on the day of the screening or in advance.
For more information on ALLC, please call 602-212-1089 or go to


Filed under: DONLEY SERVICE CENTERS — themediapush @ 5:29 pm
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Jim & Mike Donley

Donley Service Center of Phoenix is the “Best Contractor to Work for” an honor from The Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration NEWS, the premier publication of the HVACR industry. A feature on the company appeared in the Jan. 31st issue of the magazine, as well as on its website.

HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration) contractors who rise to the top of this competition have shown their ability to attract and retain top employees, by providing ample training, steady work hours, trust, benefits, and a sense of community and even family responsibility.

Like many others who work in HVACR, James Donley, founder and chairman of Donley Service Center, and president Mike Donley, have both spent much of their careers focusing on building employee and customer relationships that are based on trust and respect. Taking that trust and respect to the next level of uncompromising integrity, however, sets James and Mike apart as The NEWS’ contest winners in the Western region.

“We honor these companies because they tend to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to their employees,” said Barb Checket-Hanks, Service and Maintenance Editor for the publication and the contest’s creator. “They create workplace environments that people are truly glad to go to.”

Winning in the annual contest has become a status symbol among HVACR contractors, and it helps them attract “the best of the best” among the pool of qualified HVACR technicians.

“The secret to success in our company, and really in any organization or team, is that it is all built around the right people,” says Mike Donley, President of Donley Service Center. “We spend an awful lot of time finding the right people.”

For more information on the contest, visit For more information on Donley Service Center, go here.



Filed under: CROSSFIT SCOTTSDALE — themediapush @ 7:21 pm
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The best athletes in the area vie for a shot at becoming the “World’s Fittest Man” and “World’s Fittest Woman” with CrossFit Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ (February 14, 2011) – Every Friday night for six weeks starting on March 18th at 6pm, CrossFit Scottsdale will present FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. More than 100 athletes are expected to compete at CrossFit Scottsdale in front of large crowds to complete a grueling and near impossible physical challenge in hopes of securing a spot at the 2011 National CrossFit Games in Los Angeles and a shot at the title of “World’s Fittest Man” and “World’s Fittest Woman.”

Anyone (not just CrossFit athletes) can try out for these competitions. Registration begins February 15th. The cost to participate in the competition for the entire six weeks will be $99, or you can choose to compete on a weekly basis for $25. Go to for more information. Prizes will be awarded to top performers in each category. The public is welcome to cheer on these athletes and special guests Vice Mayor Robert Littlefield will be at the Friday Night Lights CrossFit Games Qualifier opening ceremony on March 18th and Mayor Jim Lane will be there for the final event April 22nd.

CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman has raised two goals for the CrossFit Games process. He wants to find the fittest man and woman in the world, while making the process as inclusive as possible. In his words, the goal is to “dig to the bottom of the well, and come up with the best. Participating in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is the first step in this intense and extensive process.

CrossFit Scottsdale is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is the largest in terms of membership in the state. As a CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Scottsdale promotes overall fitness with workouts that boost athleticism by increasing endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Along with plyometrics and Olympic lifts, CrossFit blends pulling, pushing and swinging weight to create a workout regime that continually challenges its members. CrossFit Scottsdale, powered by Kayyem Fitness is located at 14885 N. 83rd Place, Suite #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


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