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  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:00:08 +0000

    Mesa Golfland-Sunsplash to Host Drive Through Easter Egg Giveaway

    MESA – (April 3, 2020) – Every year, the Easter Bunny has joined us at Golfland-Sunsplash for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. While things are much different in 2020, the Easter Bunny still wants to be able to celebrate with Valley children and has teamed up with Golfland-Sunsplash for the first ever Drive Through Easter Egg Giveaway.

    Parents can register for a time slot to drive up to get their Easter Eggs at Golfland.com. Each $5 registration package includes 10 factory filled Easter Eggs filled with candy and small toys and a $5 arcade card for use on a later date. The Easter Bunny will hand you your Egg Package. Due to social distancing requirements, the Easter Bunny can only wave and your children will not be allowed to exit the vehicle.

    WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2020 starting at 10am. Parents must pre-register for a time slot to drive up.

    Register at https://www.golfland.com/mesa/holiday

    ABOUT GOLFLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS, INC.

    Golfland Entertainment Centers, Inc. (GEC) is the owner/operator of Golfland/SunSplash, a top family fun destination. Founded in 1953, GEC owns and operates family entertainment centers and water parks in Arizona and six throughout California using the highest standards of customer service and guest safety. Visit www.golfland.com for more information.

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  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:17:07 +0000

    Scottsdale victim of coronavirus shares story of what it was like to go through COVID-19 infection

    This is the story of a woman in Scottsdale who is recovering after contracting COVID-19. She shares her experience in the hope that it helps others learn more.

    Shelly Wood has no idea where she came in contact with the virus. She had recently visited South Carolina to be with her father. They had just reunited after ancestry.com brought them back together.

    Shelly claims she did everything she could to be safe. She had gloves on, wore a face mask, and used her hand sanitizer. “I am so freaking clean. I was very, very careful,” she says.

    A couple of days before she left South Carolina, Wood says she began having some headaches. Almost a week after she had come home, the worst symptoms of COVID-19 kicked in.

    Her head hurt so bad it felt like it was going to explode. Then her lower back started hurting, which persisted for several days. Her whole body ached. She was constantly shivering. Her sense of taste and smell left her. She couldn’t breathe completely all the way in. When she did, it caused a lot of coughing. There was a tightness in her chest, like she wasn’t getting enough air. “It was like someone had wrapped tight rubber bands around my lungs,” Wood said.

    Many people have had a rough time getting a doctor to approve them for a COVID-19 test. Simply, there is a lack of testing supplies. Wood said she luckily got an appointment immediately. She credited her recent travels and symptoms to the rapid response.

    A friend told her to call 211 even though she could barely talk at that time. Luckily, someone answered that line. Wood responded emotionally. “I almost felt like crying because it was so painful.”

    Three weeks have passed since Wood has been quarantined at home. She is fighting through all the symptoms linked to the deadly virus. She claims it feels very similar to the flu, but ten times worse.

    Something that did help her was sitting out in the sun, which relaxed her muscles and eased her pain. She also suggested drinking lots of cranberry juice and apple cider vinegar, to boost your intake of vitamin C, along with water.

    Wood has been documenting her experiences by blogging on her social media pages. Wood said everyone should take this virus very seriously.

    She said she felt fortunate to be one of the survivors. Her fiancee also got very sick, before Wood did, but he was still awaiting his test results to find out if he too was COVID-19 positive.

    In order to protect her friends and community, she plans to continue to quarantine herself until all symptoms pass. She also praised healthcare workers for diligently checking in on her regularly.

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  • Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:30:18 +0000

    TONIGHT at 6 p.m.: Arizona COVID-19 Town Hall with Governor Doug Ducey

    TV and radio stations across Arizona will simulcast a live hour-long interview with Gov. Doug Ducey to explore the impact of the novel coronavirus on the state.

    The TV special, a partnership with the Arizona Broadcasters Association and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, will take place Thursday at 6 p.m.

    Arizona PBS Horizon host Ted Simons and former 3TV anchor Carey Pena will host the discussion, which also will include Health Services Director Cara Christ, Arizona National Guard Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.

    88.7 The Pulse, Neon 90.7 and more than 50 television and radio stations, are expected to broadcast the interview live.

    “Basic information about COVID-19 is everywhere, but our goal is to cut through the clutter, eliminate any misinformation and let everyone in Arizona be part of an important conversation with our state leaders,” said Arizona Broadcasters Association President and CEO Chris Kline. “Arizona broadcasters are coming together in these unprecedented times, and we hope it’s a model for everyone in Arizona to do the same.”

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  • Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:38:52 +0000

    2020 Census due April 1 for every household and is required by law to fill out online

    It’s no April Fool’s joke! April 1, 2020 is “Census Day!”

    You should have received something in the mail with your Census I.D number. Make sure you fill out the form online at my2020census.gov. Filling out the 2020 Census is required by law so you don’t wanna get in trouble!

    It’s super simple and should takes less than five minutes. Besides, what else are you gonna do at home? Log on, get it done, and be proud of yourself.

    If you’ve already done it, congratulations, you’re not a procrastinator like me!

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  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:42:34 +0000

    Google Cancels April Fools’ Pranks This Year Due to COVID-19

    After examining our world’s current condition, Google has decided to step back from celebrating April Fools’ Day this year. The company is arguably one of the top April Fools pranksters around. Each year, we’re used to seeing new and original gags from the tech company. After considering what the entire world is going through today with COVID-19, the jokes will have to wait till next year.

    Recently, Business Insider acquired an internal email from Google’s head of marketing, Lorraine Twohill. In the email, Twohill wrote that “This year, we’re going to take the year off from that tradition out of respect for all those fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.” In addition, she wrote that while major jokes planned have been cancelled but there may be smaller projects still going forward that they are unaware of.

    OUR HIGHEST GOAL RIGHT NOW IS TO BE HELPFUL TO PEOPLE, SO LET’S SAVE THE JOKES FOR NEXT APRIL, WHICH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE A WHOLE LOT BRIGHTER THAN THIS ONE.


    Google has incorporated jokes and pranks in several online sites during previous April Fool’s Day traditions. For example, last year, users were able to play the classic game of Snake in Google Maps. Other gags included Space Invaders in Google Calendar and jokes from Google Assistant. In all, Google enjoyed the challenge of outdoing itself year after year, even if other companies never participated.

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  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:30:58 +0000

    Zoo offers live safari online for those stuck at home during corona-virus

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is organizing virtual tours for the millions of us locked at home.

    Sadly, the zoo had to close its doors to the public due to coronavirus. Despite that, 100 zookeepers, vets and support staff are still caring for thousands of animals belonging to around 500 species.

    Over the past few days, zookeepers have been posting tons of videos. They include some of the zoo’s most emblematic guests, including red pandashippos and snow leopards.

    “It’s been really cool doing these live Home Safaris,” said zookeeper Jenna Wingate. “Seeing the support and how happy you are making people by doing them.” If you want to venture into the wild without leaving your home, you can catch the zoo’s videos and pictures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:22:31 +0000

    Enjoy National Crayon Day with crafts for kids and adults alike

    Tuesday, March 31st is National Crayon Day! To celebrate, Crayola has a ton of awesome resources online for kids and families to craft together at home!

    Using crayons and other art materials you have at home, you can find some great craft ideas to do. Crayola is also offering free coloring pages for kids AND adults. There are tons of various pictures to chose from!

    If you’re seeking additional resources from Crayola to keep occupied while home, find more of their fantastic crafting ideas and educational resources on their website!

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  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:05:45 +0000

    Celebrate Taco Tuesday with one free Doritos Locos taco at Taco Bell Tuesday, March 31st only

    Is it “Taco Tuesday” already? Let’s celebrate!

    Taco Bell is offering one free taco to everyone in America.

    Tuesday, March 31st only, drive-through guests will receive a free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco with beef.

    Taco Bell’s CEO said it is a way to thank everyone for showing up for their communities.

    Additionally, “No Kid Hungry,” a national campaign to end childhood hunger, will receive $1,000,000 from the fast food, Mexican-style chain.

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  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:47:48 +0000

    This is why you want to cover your cough and sneeze
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:52:42 +0000

    Broadcasters Announce Arizona COVID-19 Town Hall

    Television and radio broadcasters from around Arizona are joining together to air a town hall conversation with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday night, April 2, 2020.

    As part of a partnership with the Arizona Broadcasters Association and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, the hour-long conversation will air commercial free at 6pm on 88.7 The Pulse, our sister station Neon 90.7, and more than 50 local TV and radio stations statewide, allowing all Arizonans to be part of a shared dialogue.

    Also joining the conversation will be Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona National Guard Major General Michael McGuire and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.

    “Basic information about COVID-19 is everywhere, but our goal is to cut through the clutter, eliminate any misinformation and let everyone in Arizona be part of an important conversation with our state leaders,” said Arizona Broadcasters Association President and CEO Chris Kline. “Arizona broadcasters are coming together in these unprecedented times and we hope it’s a model for everyone in Arizona to do the same.”

    There will be no live audience at the town hall given the current climate, however virtual questions from the public can be submitted in advance through local television and radio stations across the state.

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