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8 Tips For Small Business Holiday Success ARE YOU READY?

9. Provide Online Coupons If you’re still stuck in the newspaper-insert or direct-mail rut, it’s time to start thinking about online The holidays can be an important time of year for coupons. More than 88 million consumall small companies, and you want to make the ers (47 percent of Internet users) planned most of this busy and stressful time. on using online coupons in 2011. Retailers should look to couponing hubs for fast and If you’re in retail, a good portion of your targeted distribution to a wider audience.

entire annual sales may depend on how you do the next few weeks. But in every 10. Start Now! According to an article industry, the holidays present unique in USA Today, a National Retail Federachallenges and opportunities. tion study found 37 percent of consumers 1. Party on! These parties present a great opportunity to network; meet potential new clients or referral sources for the New Year. If you need to build your business (and who doesn’t?) attend as many parties as you can and bring your business cards. 2. Send holiday cards. The holidays give you a perfect excuse to stay in touch with current and past customers. Sending a holiday card is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to remind someone about your business. 3. Give Gifts. The holidays are a great time to remember and thank those who help your business thrive. One of the nicest ways to show you appreciate what they’ve done is with a gift. It doesn’t have to be elaborate; for the small businesses, send chocolates or candies. Don’t forget those who help you every day.


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planned on beginning their holiday shopping before Halloween. As a result, you’ll have to compete against major merchants already rolling out their Christmas campaigns. Shoppers can procrastinate; you can’t.

6. Build your cash reserves. The holidays represent one of two extremes for many businesses: either it’s the busiest time of year or the slowest. If you get a significant amount of your income now (or you’re having a particularly good year), give yourself a gift and put money in a reserve account. You’ll appreciate having that money come Spring or Summer when business is slower. 7. Recognize ALL holidays NOT JUST Christmas. Make certain you are sensitive to a broad spectrum of customers.

8. Finally, keep your priorities straight. No matter how busy you are, don’t get totally distracted by work. Remember the things that are really important: family, friends, 4. Create holiday specials. Aren’t those community, and you. Spend time with gift baskets you see enticing? You can those you truly care for and give to those create them for your business too, who are less fortunate.


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History of Halloween: DID YOU KNOW? Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows Evening also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and New Zealand. Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sahwin”). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween. Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, “Trick or treat?” The “trick” part of “trick or treat” is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters. The history of Halloween has evolved. The activity is popular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and due to increased American cultural influence in recent years, imported through exposure to US television and other media, trick-or-treating has started to occur among children in many parts of Europe, and in the Saudi Aramco camps of Dhahran, Akaria compounds and Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia. The most significant growth and resistance is in the United Kingdom, where the police have threatened to prosecute parents who allow their children to carry out the “trick” element. In continental Europe, where the commercedriven importation of Halloween is seen with more skepticism, numerous destructive or illegal “tricks” and police warnings have further raised suspicion about this game and Halloween in general. In Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts, the night designated for Trick-or-treating is often referred to as Beggars Night. Part of the history of Halloween is Halloween costumes. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays goes back to the Middle Ages, and includes Christmas wassailing. Trick-or-treating resembles the late medieval practice of “souling,” when poor folk would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain, although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far

as Italy. Shakespeare mentions the practice in his comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1593), when Speed accuses his master of “puling [whimpering, whining], like a beggar at Hallowmas.” Yet there is no evidence that souling was ever practiced in America, and trick-or-treating may have developed in America independent of any Irish or British antecedent. There is little primary Halloween history documentation of masking or costuming on Halloween in Ireland, the UK, or America before 1900. The earliest known reference to ritual begging on Halloween in English speaking North America occurs in 1911, when a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, near the border of upstate New York, reported that it was normal for the smaller children to go street guising (see below) on Halloween between 6 and 7 p.m., visiting shops and neighbors to be rewarded with nuts and candies for their rhymes and songs. Another isolated reference appears, place unknown, in 1915, with a third reference in Chicago in 1920. The thousands of Halloween postcards produced between the turn of the 20th century and the 1920s commonly show children but do not depict trick-or-treating. Ruth Edna Kelley, in her 1919 history of the holiday, The Book of Hallowe’en, makes no mention of such a custom in the chapter “Hallowe’en in America.” It does not seem to have become a widespread practice until the 1930s, with the earliest known uses in print of the term “trick or treat” appearing in 1934, and the first use in a national publication occurring in 1939. Thus, although a quarter million Scots-Irish immigrated to America between 1717 and 1770, the Irish Potato Famine brought almost a million immigrants in 1845-1849, and British and Irish immigration to America peaked in the 1880s, ritualized begging on Halloween was virtually unknown in America until generations later. Trick-or-Treating hasn’t always been a part of Halloween celebrations. In fact, Halloween has only been celebrated in the US for a relatively short time. Celebrating All Hallow’s Eve was a practice that came over to the US with the first large wave of immigrants who came from Ireland, England and Scotland. In some parts of these countries it was common for kids to go out “guising” on All Hallow’s Eve to beg for food, money or other items. People who refused to give anything would sometimes find chalk drawings on their doors the next morning or find they were the victims of other pranks. When immigrants came to the US they brought their traditions with them and on all All Hallow’s Eve each year in some immigrant communities it would be common to see small children, usually boys, with makeup or soot on their faces or wearing crude masks made from bags going around begging at different houses.

The 50s and 60s were the decades when Trickor-Treating became the important Halloween ritual they are today. Trick-or-Treating became the focus of Halloween celebrations because going Trick-or-Treating was seen as a wholesome activity for the whole family. Trick-orTreating also became popular in the 50s and 60s because that was when living in subdivisions and newly built suburban neighborhoods became popular. Trick-or-Treating remained popular through the 70s and 80s but by the 90s the practice of Trick-or-Treating began to change. Many different factors like the rise of people living in apartment buildings instead of free standing houses in suburban neighborhoods and the rise in non-traditional households contributed to the major changes that shaped Trick-or-Treating at the end of the 90s. In order to accommodate parents with busy schedules and in an effort to make Trick-orTreating safer for kids it was moved largely indoors. Malls began to open for specific Trickor-Treating events where kids in costume could go to different stores to receive candy and coupons. These structured Halloween events also usually feature games, activities, and clowns and other performers to make the event even more special. Many neighborhoods have also designated special Trick-or-Treat hours to prevent a lot of Halloween mischief and help protect the safety of Trick-or-Treaters. Have a HOWLING Halloween and be safe out there. Please make sure you check your candy before you eat it. Wear something with a reflector on it. Submitted by: Stephanie Lynn Keefe

At the beginning of the 20th century “guising” was still not very popular and most people didn’t really know what Halloween was. But by the early 1920s the young trendsetters were beginning to throw lavish Halloween parties and there was renewed interest in “guising”. Stores started selling pre-made costumes that people could wear to disguise themselves and indulge in a little good natured Halloween fun. During WWII Halloween celebrations were toned down due to sugar rationing and the generally somber mood of the nation. By the time the war was over and people started the mad exodus to build homes in the suburbs the celebration of Halloween had gotten popular.


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ARIZONaS SEVEN MOST HaUNTED BUSINESSES EVB thought it would be fun to share with you in light (or shall we say darkness) of Halloween.... Haunted businesses in Arizona!

1. The Jerome Grand Hotel - Jerome


Once a hospital, this hotel has good reason to be haunted, including the death -- whether accident, suicide, or murder -- of a hospital employee in 1935.

Although the house has a fairly detailed history, most of the hauntings taking place within it can’t be linked to any particular individuals. At least one of the resident spirits is said to have once lived there, but no name or time period is known and we have no evidence of their residence there while living. Therefore it can’t be claimed as actual history and will be discussed in the activity section below.

History: The building that is now the Grand Hotel was constructed in 1926, and was opened in 1927 as United Verde Hospital, founded by a copper mining company to treat its workers who were injured on the job, as well as the rest of the community. It was one of the most modern and equipped hospitals in the west, and by far the best in Arizona at that time. In 1950, the hospital closed but was kept in stand-by condition until the 1970’s in case it was needed for use as a hospital again. Eventually, it was renovated to 95% historical accuracy and re-opened in 1996 with a completely new purpose: a hotel. A man named Claude M. Harvey, nicknamed Scotty, was once an employee of United Verde Hospital, serving as their fireman engineer. On the 3rd or 4th day in April, 1935, Scotty was killed in the hospital’s basement boiler room, his head pinned under the elevator. There were no witnesses to the death, but stories abounded, including suicide and murder. The body was removed from the elevator shaft by an electrical engineer named T.C. Henson, and was examined by a Dr. M.S. Meade. The elevator was determined to be in perfect working order, leading many to believe his death was not an accident cause by faulty machinery. To this day, many murder theories exist amount the townspeople and employees of the hotel. Activity: The ghost of Scotty reportedly haunts the hotel’s basement and boiler room, and possibly the hallways on other floors. A shadowy man has been seen, whom many believe to be Scotty. He is seen in the basement, near the elevator, on the stairs, and other places around the hotel. Many have said that he appeared angry or that they have felt an angry presence. He is described as not being very tall. There are at least seven other ghosts who are said to be seen fairly often, two of them being women. One is the ghost of a nurse who holds a clipboard and does bed checks; this apparition is said to be more of a “memory” ghost than one who has consciousness of its actions or is able to interact with the present. The second is said to be the ghost of a woman who died, along with her baby, during childbirth. Supposedly, the baby was buried in an unmarked grave and the mother is unable to rest because she is outraged at how the infant was treated.

the halls. The spirit of a young boy is seen on the third floor and said to be about six years old. The third floor is where a lot of activity seems to be reported, such as in rooms 31, 33, 39A and 39B. Voices are heard conversing, and cigar/cigarette smoke is smelled in non-smoking rooms. Lights are sometimes reported by employees as flashing from unoccupied rooms. Labored breathing and coughing noises are sometimes heard coming from guest rooms that used to be hospital patient rooms. Sometimes they come from rooms that are completely empty; other times they are heard by guests who are staying in the rooms and are said to come from the dark corners of the room. The typical signs of a haunting also take place often within the hotel, including doors that open and close, lights that come on and off, electronics that go on and off, etc. In addition to the third floor and the basement, the lobby is an active place when it comes to this sort of paranormal activity. Guests and employees report being pushed in the hallways and hearing their names called out (usually the housekeeping staff). The switchboard at the front desk occasionally receives calls from vacant rooms, and not surprisingly, there is no one on the other end when the calls are answered. Location and Visitor Info: The hotel offers special ghost-hunting packages for guests who are interested in touring the hotel in search of paranormal activity. Each guest is provided with their own ghost-hunting equipment. You must be a hotel guest to go on this tour.

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Main Street Grille - Payson

The most-commonly seen male spirit is described as having a beard and is often referred to as a miner. Sightings of this particular apparition have been reported for decades, dating back to when the building was still a hospital. Patients and nurses alike had witnessed him, and guests and employees of the hotel continue to see him today. He is usually seen on the second and third floors. Another spirit seen is that of a man in a wheelchair who rolled his wheelchair off the balcony and died, considered by most to have been a suicide. It is said that the victims of a shooting and a suicide by hanging are also still roaming

The house was built in 1925 by Julian Journigan, a legendary man in Payson who was responsible for switching the mail delivery service from a horsedrawn carriage to an automobile (a Cadillac) in 1923. He and his wife sold the house in 1930. When those owners moved to Phoenix in 1953, a third couple bought the house. During their stay, legend says the wife disappeared, followed by the husband filling their cistern a third of the way with concrete, fueling rumors of murder. Sometime between 1953 and 1985 it had become a rental property, but then was bought by another married couple, after some years of abuse at the hands of renters who needed heat (the inner doors were burned, and a pony had been living indoors to keep warm) and then being boarded up. This couple, the Laumbs, tripled the size of the house, building their new additions around the cistern, now contained inside a closet, which may still hold evidence of murder. The Laumbs were the ones who turned it into a restaurant and gift shop; but they later separated and the husband, Mel, lived there alone for many years. He died in 1998, in an upstairs bedroom of the house. His daughter and son-in-law then took over, but sold it in 2003. At some point after that, it was sold yet again. It was these new owners who began reporting paranormal activity. Activity: No mediums have been utilized within the Grille, to our knowledge, but paranormal investigators have “contacted” two spirits by asking yes or no questions and receiving answers through a dowsing rod. These spirits claim to be an 8-year-old girl who died of an illness in 1914, eleven years before the building was erected; and an elderly man whose son or daughter owned the house at one point (but we’re not sure which owner it may have been). The man says he lived in the apartment upstairs during that time, and he may have died of a heart attack in the same room. Not much else is known of these spirits or who they were in life. One of the first things that made the owners realize something was out of the ordinary was when orders of hot chocolate and cranberry juice began appearing on many customers’receipts, despite having not been ordered. The elderly spirit contacted by the investigators admits that he likes hot chocolate. Additionally, anytime someone mentioned hot chocolate in the presence of an EMF meter, the meter would “go nuts.” The little girl, however, says that she likes the juice. Other activity includes bottles of A1 steak sauce flying from a table and through the air, bar stools scooting across the floor, lights and equipment turning themselves on, and a large fire door made of steel coming open and closing by itself. At one time, several of the Grille’s employees saw a pair of phantom footprints going across the floor. The footprints belonged to a child (perhaps an 8-year-old girl?) and there were no children in the restaurant at that time.

This restaurant used to be a private home, and is now home to the spirits of possible past residents.

Despite the rumors of murder on the premises, none of the spirits at the Grille seem to be that of a woman, particularly that of a woman murdered by her own husband. The former owner who died in the house

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has also not been linked to any of the activity. Today, the Bird Cage’s rich and violent history is wellHowever, there is a lot of activity, and some of it preserved, and the spirits seem to appreciate it. may or may not be caused by the spirits that have been identified. The owners say their ghosts are Activity: very friendly, but seem to enjoy playing pranks. The ghostly activity is, for the most part, what you The Oxbow Inn, the Grille’s neighbor of just a would expect from a building with this sort of history. few doors down, is also haunted. Transparent men wearing old west clothing, the smell of whiskey and cigar smoke (even though neither is allowed at the site anymore), ghostly ladies of the Location and Visitor Info: night, and the sounds of saloon nightlife heard at all hours of the night when the theatre is closed. There are sounds of music, laughter, glasses clinking, and an entire room of people enjoying themselves... Sometimes they are not just sounds, but can actually be seen through the windows; a room full of entities, in the middle of the night, which is no longer a part of the theatre’s business hours.

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3. Bird Cage Theatre - Tombstone

The Bird Cage is by far Tombstone’s most famous haunted place. In fact, it might also be considered the most famous haunted place in all of Arizona. This old west saloon is so wellknown for its hauntings that it even holds daily ghost tours. History:

If you have had a personal encounter with the unexplained at this location, submit it and it may be posted here.

517 E. Allen Street Tombstone, AZ 85638 Information about museum tours, ghost tours, business hours and more can be found at the official website,

4. Casey Moore’s Oyster House, Tempe

Many of the furnishings and artifacts in the theatre are originals and have been there ever since the 1800’s, including the poker tables, and the pool table on which Morgan Earp was killed -- complete with his blood stains! With this sort of artifacts, there is bound to be a lot of residual negative energy. It is said that there are as many as 26 “documented” ghosts hanging around the Bird Cage -- the same number of people who were killed there. There may be at least four others, as well. Perhaps the most-often seen is a male stage hand who walks across the stage, holding a clipboard and wearing a visor. Then there is Marguerite, the ghost of the girl who flirted with Gold Dollar’s boyfriend. There is also a man who has been seeing searching for his wife, looking “sad and confused.” He once interacted with an employee who thought he was a living person, but then vanished in the few seconds the employee’s back was turned. The ghosts of suicidal prostitutes also supposedly haunt the building, after killing themselves out of despair that came from getting too old and having not found a man to marry so they could become “respectable” ladies. One of these entities has been seen disappearing into the wine cellar.

Another employee once saw three old west characters near the gift shop counter, all three of them From 1881 to 1889, the Bird Cage was reputed turning to look at the employee and then vanishing into thin air. The police have been called to the scene to be one of the meanest places in the wild west. According to the official website, the New after employees thought they had caught an intruder York Times referred to it as “The wildest, wicked- on security cameras, but it turned out there was no est night spot between Basin Street and the one in the building. The owner of the Bird Cage felt Barbary Coast” in 1882. Although it was called a himself being choked, to the point of turning blue and not being able to breathe, during a séance. “theatre” -- and did have a large stage, orchestra, and performances to support the name -- it was better known for its saloon, gambling, and A several-hundred pound table was once moved overnight, to a spot where it would have to have been prostitutes. Its brothel side was in fact how the lifted over another table. The next day, it took eight theater got its name, as each side of the gammen to move it back. This is most incredible thing that bling hall is lined with seven “cages” in which the ladies of the night worked, each of them has been moved from one place to another by unseen having curtains that could be closed when they forces, but not the only thing. Another often-told story is that of the poker chip that appeared out of nowhere, were with clients. and when the owner had experts to come and evaluMany famous old west figures, such as Wyatt ate it, it had disappeared from the safe where he had Earp and Doc Holliday, spent much of their time put it. Later, once these experts had left, it showed up in a locked desk drawer. at The Bird Cage. It was open 24 hours a day in its hayday, and there was even a non-stop Another incident last for six months and started poker game played for over eight years. when a life-size Wyatt Earp was placed into a “crib” or The theatre closed in 1889 due to water seep- “cage” (the theatre’s namesakes that line the balcony) ing into the mines of Tombstone, closing down thought to have once been frequented by Earp. His hat would be removed from his head and placed on the entire town. In 1934, it was bought by new the downstairs floor every morning, and once the owners, who were happy to find that hardly anything had been disturbed in the past 45 statue was turned around. years. They opened it again as a wild-west tourIt was then discovered that the crib had in fact not ist attraction and museum. been frequented by Earp, but by his sworn enemies, According to legend, a total of 26 people were the Clanton family. Once they had moved the statue killed in the theatre during its eight years, and to the proper location, these activities ceased. over 120 bullet holes remain in the walls, includOne ghost is said to actually be a member of the ing some from a rather famous fight between famed Clanton family -- possibly Billy Clanton, who Curly Bill and Doc Holliday. was killed by Earp’s posse at the O.K. Corral. Another death that took place in the building During a paranormal investigation, one investigawas that of Marguerite, a pretty young Mexican tor’s camera began operating itself, snapping a total who set her sights on a man who was already of 16 photos without being touched by any living taken. The man’s girlfriend was a dancer who would often moonlight as a prostitute, and person. In these photos, an orb can be seen moving around until it’s out of the frame. went by the name Gold Dollar, and when she found out Marguerite was coming on to her man, she threated to cut her heart out. When There is so much paranormal activity at the Bird Cage, it would probably be impossible for us to list it all she caught her in the act, sitting on the boyfriend’s lap, she did exactly what she said she here. However, in the future, we will add even more. would, using her stiletto heel to stab Marguerite in the heart.

It is unknown who the spirits are who hang on at this restaurant; perhaps they are the original builder/owners of the house, William and Mary Moeur. In existence since 1910 this historic house is now a restaurant owned by Patty St. Vincent. In an article Ms. St. Vincent cites many strange occurrences over the years. Since she has run Casey Moore’s there have been four different families who have lived in the house across the street. Each family has at some time called the police during the night, saying they see a woman upstairs in the restaurant. Each time the security alarm has not been set off, and there is no one in the building. One time St. Vincent and her daughter set an upstairs dining room before leaving for the night. They were the last ones out and the first in the next morning, and when they arrived the alarm was on and working. However, when they went upstairs, the chairs were all lined up in a row leading across the room, the napkins moved and all the silverware fanned out on each table instead of in their table settings. Another time, in front of several witnesses, a large picture came flying off a wall, but the nail was still in place.

850 S. Ash Tempe AZ 602-968-9935 5. St. Mary’s Hospital - Tucson

This 434-bed Catholic hospital, formerly a tuberculosis unit, is now home to a nun who roams the fourth floor, following staff around and continuing to watch over people long after her physical form has passed on.

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History: Established in 1880, St. Mary’s was the first hospital in Arizona. It was originally meant for sufferers of Tuberculosis. It is unknown to us exactly when the hospital switched purposes, but we imagine it was shortly after the TB epidemic subsided. This hospital has been a Catholic institution since its start, being founded by Bishop Jean Baptiste Salpointe after the executives of Tucson’s new railroads appealed to him for the creation of a hospital. There were only twelve beds when it was first opened, and eleven of them were filled only a week later. Four nuns were assigned to the hospital as nurses, housekeepers and any other role they could fill. Two medical doctors served with them. The hospital was sold to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1882, under the conditions that it remain a hospital for 99 years, and that the name never be changed. Due to its extensive Catholic history, and the great number of nuns that lived and worked there over the years, no one knows just who the phantom nun roaming the halls of the fourth flour might have been.

elegant, old fashioned and romantic hotel that is most often used and advertised as a place for weddings and honeymoons. History: The inn was built in 1927 after Prescott residents became aware of the need for first-class accommadations in the area. Then-Mayor Morris Goldwater encouraged citizens to invest in the project, and 400 individuals purchased shares in the hotel, totaling thousands of shares at $1 apiece. It was named after the nearby Hassayampa River. Among the very first guests of the inn were a newlywed couple, Faith Summers and her much older groom (name unknown), who were to spend their wedding night in the honeymoon suite. The groom left the room telling his new wife that he was going to purchase cigarettes and would return soon, but he never came back. No one knows if he was lying or if he actually intended to return; his fate is unknown. Faith waited for him for three days before finally losing hope and becoming too depressed to go on. She took her own life by hanging herself from the bell tower above her suite. Activity:


Faith’s spirit makes appearances often, and to many people. She is most often seen and felt in the room where she spent her last days, room 426. She The most famous and unique story involves the fourth-floor nun saving a patient’s life by apparently gives female visitors “foot massages” alerting the staff. A member of the nursing staff when they are sleeping in this room, but men who sleep there often have nightmares. She has been spotted the nun in the hallway, pointing into a patient’s room. The nun had disappeared by the seen crying at the foot of the bed, as well as near the door leading to the balcony, and the sounds time the nurse got close enough to see what was going on. When she looked into the room, of crying and scent of flowers can sometimes be into which the nun had been pointing, she saw detected from outside the room. She has also been one of the hospital’s patients attempting to take seen holding flowers, walking the hallways in what her own life. Presumably, the patient was saved is described as either a pink dress or an off-white wedding gown, and disappearing into various thanks to the warning by this ghostly nun. rooms of the hotel. One of the hotel’s housekeepers quit her job after seeing Faith’s apparition. The nun also follows staff around in the hallway that leads from the North halls to the West halls. She has been seen by many members Our contact Debe Branning from MVD Ghost Chasers, while staying in Faith’s room, awoke to the of the staff, her reflection appearing in the windows when no one can be seen by looking TV blaring and all of the room’s lights turned on. She turned them off and went back to bed, but soon felt behind them. Faith sit on the edge of the bed. She says that she Many other stories at the hospital revolve “pushed” Faith off the bed with her foot, the spirit sat down again, and she pushed her off a second around the elevators. People have been seen walking into them and disappearing, “strange” time. She then heard someone running water in the bathroom, and soon there was a “presence” hoverpeople have ridden on them with the staff (we are unsure exactly what is meant by the word ing over with her a glass of water! The glass tipped and she expected to be drenched with water, but strange, but we assume it is referring to unrecnothing came out. Then the spirit and the glass both ognized people who shouldn’t be in a specific disappeared. The investigator’s room went back location or at a specific time of day), and there have even been reports of the elevator doors to being peaceful and she went back to sleep. She opening into strange places. We don’t know seems to be fully convinced this encounter with Faith was real, rather than a dream. why these things happen, or if they are even paranormal. If they are, no one knows who or Other visitors have also reported the TV coming on what may be responsible. in the middle of the night, and their toothbrushes going missing in the morning. Some have said that We don’t have very many personal accounts the doorway to her room and the hallway in front of of activity at this location. If you have one you it have cold spots. A guest staying a few doors down would like to submit, we would appreciate from Faith’s room claims to have been woken up by having more to post on this page. the feeling of a cat walking at the foot of the bed, and then having their ankle grabbed by someone’s hand, twice in the same night. Another claims to have had their hair stroked by an invisible presence.

1601 St. Mary’s Road Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 872-3000

6. Hassayampa Inn - Prescott

Most people who see Faith are female, as Faith is still upset about her husband and not fond of men. However, men have seen and felt her, and not all of those encounters have been nightmares. One young man says he awoke to someone hugging him, and this presence was attributed to Faith.

It has also been said that young ghost, a male child of maybe six years, haunts the laundry room. He has been said to tug on the shirts of women in the room. The boy is reported to be of Asian descent, but our research hasn’t yielded much more information about him, including any events that may have led to the haunting. The sounds of a bouncing ball in the hallways have been attributed to him. The Hassayampa Inn’s official website includes a page (in the history section) all about the haunting, including a 5-minute video from Fox 10 News, and a photograph of Faith. If you have had a personal encounter with the unexplained at this location, submit it and it may be posted here.

122 East Gurley Street Prescott, AZ 86301 Reservations can be made at the inn’s official website,

7. Yuma Territorial Prison - Yuma

A former prison now turned into a state park, Yuma Territorial Prison has been mentioned in many TV shows and movies taking place in the old west, including Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and the John Wayne movie The Comancheros. History: Yuma Territorial Prison opened its doors to its first inmate on July 1, 1876 (36 years before Arizona became a state -- hence, the word “territorial” in the prison’s name). It was open for 33 years, housing over 3,000 prisoners during this time. The prison was constantly being expanded by inmate workers. It was sometimes referred to as “Hell Hole” or “Devil’s Island,” even though the prisoners were treated well and had their own medical professionals, and even had educational opportunites while incarcerated. The “dark cell” was just what the name says, a cell where no light could get in. This cell was used as isolation, a solitary confinement for prisoners who broke regulations. They would be chained to the wall and floor in this cell as punishment.

Our research says that eight inmates died of gunshot wounds while trying to escape the prison, and 111 died while serving their sentences. We believe this number does not include the eight who were shot, bringing the total up to 119. Most died from tuberculosis, however. They were buried in the prison cemetery, which is Faith is the most famous ghost at the Hassayampa, across from the prison. At one time, they but she’s not the only one. There is also a man in all had handmade gravestones, but all of a long brown coat or old west attire, referred to them have since disappeared due to theft, as the Night Watchman. It has been said that this weather, termites, etc. All but one, anyway spirit goes around the lobby checking the doors -- J.F. Floyd’s stone has been found and is and checking the doors and windows to make sure now on display in the museum. they’re locked. He has been seen by both employees Hassayampa kitchen staff claim that all of the gas burners on the stove go out after they’ve felt her presence. Once a staff member mentioned that she would like to research Faith’s story, and her coffee “jumped” out of the cup in her hand.

This four-story, 78-room hotel in downtown Prescott is on the register of historic hotels due to its dedication to keeping history alive. It is an

and guests, once vanishing in the second or two the employee turned her back to him. He has been seen reading a newspaper, and staring into the fireplace. He has been referred to as “lonely-looking.” It is unknown why this presence lingers here.

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In 1908, being overcrowded and having no more room for expansion, the inmates completed construction on another new prison, which is still in use and is now known as Arizona State Prison Complex of Florence (which has its own ghosts). All of the Site Information: Site Information inmates were moved to the new prison by the next year, leaving Yuma’s prison vacant. This site was created by a native of Arizona who was From 1910 to 1914, the building was occuborn, grew up, and lived, in and around the Phoenix pied by Yuma Union High School. In the area. twenties, it was vacant except for the homeless people who took shelter within its walls, “I have been interested in the paranormal all my including hobos, drifters and passersby from life, and have also always loved my homestate. So it the nearby train tracks, and families affected seemed a good idea to make a website combining by the Great Depression. Between the the two. There are a great number of paranormal sites out there, but everytime I look for information railroad construction in the area, fires, and regarding an Arizona haunting, I’m disappointed at people who would steal building materials, how little information each site contains. All of those most of the prison walls were destroyed or sites deal with hauntings all across the country, and significantly damaged. However, the cells, main gate and guard tower still stood, and they just don’t put much effort into describing each place in detail, or in a way that might appeal specifithe prison was later turned into an historic cally to locals or people who plan on visiting the state park. area. What’s worse, almost every single site seems to have simply copied and pasted the information Activity: from the same source. I decided to make this site as a more complete source of information, with hisThere is no record of a prisoner ever dying in tory and experiences gleaned from many different the dark cell, but that’s no reason to say it isn’t haunted. This cell’s walls contained much torsources and put into one page.” ment and sadness during the prison’s years in operation, and some of it may still linger. Much We hope that one day, anyone in need of this inforof the paranormal activity reported at the prison mation can come directly to our site, knowing it will be there, not being disappointed, and hopefully has to do with the dark cell. even finding more than they had hoped for. The most interesting case is perhaps that of a writer from Arizona Highways who wanted Since we hold personal interests in the paranormal, as well as in the state of Arizona, making this to stay two days and nights in the dark cell for website will be very interesting and educational a story she was writing about the prison. She was chained to the walls and a heavy blanket for those writing it, in addition to those reading it. was placed over the door to block out sunlight, All the research is done by hand and all the articles making it as authentic as possible. All she had written the same way. We don’t just copy and paste the information, but thoroughly read and analyze for nourishment in the cell was bread and water, just like the prisoners of years past. It was it before compiling it all and passing it on to you. not long before the writer was calling for help, In the process of getting this site up and running, saying that there was a presence in the cell with we have already learned a great number of things about Arizona’s haunted history, and look forward to her. It can’t be proved either way if this was a learning a lot more. real presence or simply the writer’s overactive imagination, but most would find it unusual for a professional reporter, who had requested to be locked up of her own accord, to be so shaken by only her imagination. She is not the only person who has reported sensing a presence in that cell. A ranger at the prison site named Linda Offeney also told of being frightened by a presence in there, as well as a strange photo from the 1930’s. The subject of the photo was a female tourist, but a “ghostly” male could be easily seen behind her, standing inside the doorway of a cell that had once been used to house mentally unstable inmates until they could transferred to another location. It is said that the dark cell’s resident ghost likes to pinch people, that he likes children, and for some reason or another is attracted to the color red. Another haunted cell is said to be that of John Ryan, a prisoner who was rather notorious and committed suicide in his own cell. His shadow has been seen pacing back and forth, as well as being heard and felt moving around in his cell. The cells aren’t the only actively haunted spot within the prison. A lot of activity has also been reported inside the visitors’ museum, by staff members and visitors alike. There is said to be a female spirit who can be heard singing early in the morning, as well as a poltergeist who likes to “play” with money, being especially fond of dimes. Our research has not yieled many personal accounts of activity, or much more information about either of these spirits, but we will update this page with more if we come across them. Location and Visitor Info: 1 Prison Hill Road Yuma, AZ 85364 The state park is open all year to visitors, Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone number: (928) 783-4771

Thank you to the HPAZ (Haunted Places of Arizona) staff at for allowing us to use their information for EVB Magazine!

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Edible Arrangements – 85 W. Combs Rd. #112

Edible Arrangements of San Tan Valley is located at 85 W. Combs Rd. Suite 112 in the Fry’s Shopping Plaza. The Manager, Desiree Castro, has been in charge of this franchise for about a year now. From the piles of paperwork stacked on her desk, waiting to be filed, to the arrangements out on the production line waiting to be created, she does it ALL. What makes this franchise stand out from others? “Teamwork, friendly employees, and a clean, uplifting atmosphere are some of the first things that you will notice upon entering our store.” says Desiree. Although she has only been working at this location for one of the three years that they have been open, many drastic changes have taken place. Organization, better customer service, and a feeling of togetherness are just few of the great changes Desiree has brought into this establishment. “Before I came, everything was pretty disorganized and the way things were being run was very insufficient.” Desiree is always bettering the business by getting their name out there, whether it is through business expos, deals on Facebook, or even postcards that are sent out to current and potential customers giving them discounts on arrangements and boxes of dipped fruit. Another awesome treat that Edible Arrangements offers are seasonal arrangements. They have many Fall and Halloween related arrangements that are available right now!

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All in all, if you are looking for a unique gift or treat for a loved one, friend, or family member, choose Edible Arrangements of San Tan Valley where they ‘Make life a little sweeter.’ By Adam Fisher

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Born in Frankfurt, Germany (Army Brat, daughter to a Sargent Major, whom is in Afghanistan as we speak, granddaughter to an Air force Vietnam Veteran) raised in practically every Army base known, but my true home is New Jersey. Was my very first home when my mom and dad moved back. I still have my family there and I’m very fortunate to be able to visit them at least twice a year. One of my main reasons for naming my home based business GlitZZed- is the name was also “born” in Germany which means showiness; flashiness: “a garish barrage of show-biz glitz” glitzy, flashy, showy, glitter, glitzen, to shine, from Old High German Language, I added an extra Z for the uniqueness of my personality and I LOVE the meaning! It fits PERFECTLY!”

Mother of three wonderful children, and wife of eleven years. I moved to Johnson This leads to the Magazine you are now Ranch in 2006 from Dallas, Texas. To be viewing. As a home-based business, honest looked really close on the map funds are very tight. I spend most of my to where my family in Gilbert currently reside. A work transfer and having family out here in Arizona landed me in San Tan Valley and has been my home ever since. At first it took some getting used too, HUGE city to a one-way-in, one-way-out, one gas station “town” (at the time). I eventually got used to it and I truly love it out here. business funds on product, and I can I organized many events in Dallas, and barely afford the high priced newspaseem to have an “act” for it, pretty much per Ads, or radio commercials. So I have comes naturally to me. I really enjoy created the East Valley Business Magaworking with others and help create their zine also known as EVB Magazine. The intention is to be so very affordable for the ones just like me that cannot afford advertising BUT desperately need it. How

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Haunted Attractions Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation; 480-502-5600 6 p.m. Friday-Nov. 2. FREE. Features Halloween-themed decorations, including spiderwebs and jack-o’-lanterns. Watch out for the Headless Horseman, Ghost Riders, Digger Payne, Dr. Mortimer Morbius and other spooky characters. Travel through the haunted houses, the Crypt and the Asylum, and ride the Train of Terror. Charges apply for haunted houses.

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Tolmachoff Farms 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale; 623386-1301. Times vary. Friday-Oct. 31. $12. Haunted cornfield maze for all ages. Tickets sold until 10 p.m.

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8823 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale. 480-444-2590. Times vary. Friday-Nov. 2. $16-$75. Four haunted attractions: Alice’s House of Nightmares, 3-D Fear Factory, Castle of Darkness and Goldminer’s Revenge. Also palm and tarot-card readings.


Mesa Golfland/Sunsplash 155 W. Hampton Ave.; 480-8348319. Times vary. Oct. 9-Nov. 1. $12 for the gauntlet; $7.75 for golf. Black death has eroded the 3,000-squarefoot European-style house, turning the castle’s gauntlet into a haunted house. For those easily scared, play 18 holes of miniature golf on the “ghoulf” course. Gauntlet hours are 7-10 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays; 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

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House Morbid Manor 7426 W. Foothill Drive, Glendale. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Donations only. Walk through 8,000 square feet of frightening scenes. Benefits the Desert Southwest chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association, the Lance Cpl. Josh Thornton Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Ryan McBride Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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2175 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix; 623936-4598. Days and times vary. Through Oct.31. $18 Fear Farm is 25 acres of terror. Start your tour at the Asylum, where you’ll encounter psychotics who will invade your mind. Then check out the zombies at the Fatal Valley Mortuary and Graveyard. The farm also

features creepy sideshow freaks, depraved clowns and butchers.

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“Building Business One Lead at a Time!”

Westgate City Center Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale Times vary. Through Nov. 1. $13$45. Three haunted attractions center on a carnival theme following the story of a girl, Jenny, who became obsessed with everything circus. See how friendly clowns were taken, tortured and changed to be used for evil. 602-443-0073

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Mesa Riverview Eighth Street and Dobson Road; 480-461-0050. Times vary. Through Nov. 1. $13$45. Two haunted attractions center on the story of a zombie outbreak caused by government experiment conducted to bring dead soldiers back to life on the battlefield. Recommended for age 14 and older.


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Four years ago I started my journey with the Scentsy Family ~ At the time I never realized how much it would change my life. I saw the Scentsy catalog in the break room at the school and flipped through it (for 4 days). Since I was no longer allowed to burn candles at home (I almost burned the house down AND my son couldn't handle the smell and smoke) I thought Scentsy looked like a cool idea. Anyway, a gal came to my house, plugged in a warmer and showed me all the products - my husband came in the door and loved how the house smelled so I was SOLD. Over the last 4 years my "WHY" has changed - at first it was just to make a little extra money which actually turned into supporting my family through my husbands unemployment and made sure my three teenagers always had a GREAT Christmas. Now I do Scentsy to help change other people's lives, and to make sure that our youngest daughter will always be taken care of no matter what her emotional or educational needs may be. I get to see women gain confidence, belief, and help support their families because of my Scentsy business and I am SO thankful. On top of all that I have made some really incredible friends that have helped me grow as a person and I have to say if it weren't for a 'life changing' Scentsy Leadership event I would not be married today - Scentsy saved my marriage. My sweet husband now goes to events with me (has even done a few alone) and shares Scentsy too - this is OUR business and we are so excited to see what it can bring to other people's lives! My team members have become my friends and I love to share in their successes, my customers have also become my friends ~ what a great feeling! Our customers know they can count on us to always be there for them (we aren't going anywhere), to give them great customer service and help them have fun while earning free products! Our business runs off referrals and home parties. We have moved away from doing events and have gone back into the home, we want to be able to give people the BEST possible experience and we want them to know that they are our priority - not just the sale.

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Stacey Tardif, who owns Sweetie Peaz Frozen Yogurt (along with her husband Dan) worked in property management previous to purchasing their business. She was inspired to open because she just wanted to work somewhere where people were happy to see them, not wanting to complain. “I have the best job in the world. People come to celebrate their birthdays, wedding proposals, graduations, first days of kindergarten. It really is good stuff, “expressed Stacey. Stacey continues, “Our business is unique in that we really do strive to provide the highest level of customer service while having one of the cleanest frozen yogurt stores around. We also love supporting the community through fundraisers. Being locally owned and operated, this is our community too and we want to see it be the best!” When asked what is the businesses “claim to fame?” she simply stated, “We only offer cool things, LOL! Honestly, everyone has a different love! Whether it is cake batter (my personal favorite) with Reese’s or fruit or the sorbet or plain old vanilla, we can find something for everyone!”

Their greatest success so far is that they just feel blessed they are open another day and that is a true success to them. For advertising and marketing we love our Facebook fans. People get special discounts by liking us! You can find us at Also look for us on the web at www. or email us at info@ Sweetie Peaz is named after Stacey and Dan’s daughter because she used to call her “my Sweetie Pea” when she was little. There is something amazing about owning your own business, but there are some days when Stacey is like, “Can’t I just have a Friday, too?” Of course, then she is reminded just how lucky she is! The Tardif’s have a mobile side of the business at Sweetie Peaz as well. For larger events, we can come out and sell frozen yogurt at your event. We even hosted our FIRST birthday party at the store in September of 2012!! We gainfully employ 8 fabulous people. We are open Mon-Thurs-11:00 am10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00 am-11:00 pm and Sunday 12:00pm9:00pm. Hope to see you HERE!

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Scrubs & More Boutique S c r u b s

Have you visited Scrubs & More Boutique yet? If not what are you waiting for? Sandy Short, owner of Scrubs & More opened the boutique in February, 2009 which is located at 85 W. Combs Road, Suite 102 in the lovely quaint town of San Tan Valley. Don’t let the name fool you though as we don’t just stop at SCRUBS. We sell EMT clothing, Litmann scopes, blood pressure cuffs, a vast plethora of medical supplies, jewelry, hand painted wine glasses, salt lamps, shoes, candles, sunglasses, luggage, knives & jewelry boxes/holders. And, if that’s not enough we got bling baby, purses, belts, body jewelry and much, much more.. We also do silk screening and embroidery! If you can’t find it here, then we can get it for you. That is the way we do an “AND MORE” boutique. We are open seven days a week for all your shopping needs. Our hours are Monday-Saturday, 10AM-7PM and Sundays, 11AM-5PM. Jeri Fisher, Store Manager has been a great store promoter, utilizing Facebook for daily deals, coupons, contests, give-a-ways and crazy, spontaneous deals. For example, Jeri will update everyone on Facebook by posting with such excitement something like, “for the next 15 customers to come visit me you will receive 50% off 1 item in the store. “

Jeri Fisher Store Manager at Scrubs & More

Jeri’s generosity in allowing small businesses to also advertise their products and services on their Scrubs & More “Group” page is a great way to reach out to and for other small businesses, simply by extending and allowing them to display their products and crafts, which in turn leads to purchases at the store. “I just love to meet new people and help others when I can,” Jeri stated. Ms. Fisher truly enjoys working at Scrubs and “after hours” she relaxes by spending time with her family. Speaking of family, was it mentioned that her son Adam is also employed at Scrubs & More? Jeri considers Scrubs her second Rud Molore Perostin henibh ex elesto commy nostrud home, not only because it’s her place of employment, but because she has put her heart and soul into making the boutique a successful, fun and great place to work and shop. Have you visited Scrubs & More Boutique yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

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I don’t recall how much time passed before I found my “calling.” After a lot of weeding out bogus opportunities and endless “get rich quick” emails I had finally met my match. Local San Tan Valley resident Diane Haskins to the rescue! Diane urged me to call her. She was adamant in her convictions that she had the most powerful, amazing system that I may or may not have ever heard of, and she was more than willing to share it with me. I’m guessing she picked up on my online personality and wanted to hear and see for herself how sincere and committed I was. It didn’t take long before I found myself driving over to her house with my laptop riding shotgun. The presentation went great. I sent out my first FREE card. I was hooked! It was, and is that SIMPLE. I shared my excitement and passion with my husband and he generously gave me the money (correction: lent me the money because I have every intention of paying him back) to buy my own business. Imagine that?! Me? A business owner?! I dove in heart and soul and was shocked by how addicting and fun this service is. The ability to create a card, utilizing my OWN words and photos was a sure sign that I did the right thing. As a self proclaimed writer and avid photo capturer I couldn’t think of any other “at home business” that had my name written all over it. Since I started Send Out Cards late July, 2012 I have noticed many changes in my personal life. I’m seriously less bored. I’m laughing way more (usually at the cards I’m making and sending, lol.) I feel accomplished and connected to the world. I have sent over 60 cards to family, friends, leads and even strangers. The feedback and testimonials I’m receiving via network comments, texts and phone calls makes it entirely worth it. And, in all honesty I can say that I have truly found….myself. If you’re reading this article I welcome you to mail my privately. I have no desire to keep this business to myself and because someone shared it with me, I am paying it forward. My personal distributor page is located at Feel free to take advantage and play around by sending your FREE card (on ME!) today! I can also be reached at for questions. Thank you so much for reading and may all of us SBO (Small Business Owners) continue to refer, share, purchase and unite, for, from and with each other. It’s going to be a blast and an honor to watch us all succeed! Here’s to your path of financial success, which will deliver to you a more peaceful quality of life. I look forward to hearing from you soon.




Peace & Many Blessings Stephanie Lynn Keefe

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LaBella Boutique, owned and operated by Karen Winter & her daughter Lacey Stanek opened their doors to the public in August, 2012. Located at 22240 S. Ellsworth Road, Ste. 101 in Queen Creek just South of Ocotillo (on the West side of the road just South of the old post office), this unique boutique offers quality clothing that caters to women & teens of all shapes and sizes.

We moved back into town but our hearts were in Queen Creek and returned here a few years ago. We love the small town feel even though it is growing. Since moving to Arizona, I met a wonderful man that is very supportive of our dream of owning our own boutique. Lacey has been married to her husband, Frank for almost 2 years and they have a 7 month old boy named Kayden, who grandma (that’s ME!) loves to spoil daily! Rounding out their family is Frank’s 10-year old son Dominic and a 7-year old daughter

Since 2000, we have been providing individuals and businesses, small and large, with the tools to succeed at home, in the office and online. We provide a full line of technology solutions including: xx PC Support and Repair xx Remote and On-site Assistance xx Network Setup and Maintenance xx Wired and Wireless Setup and Repair xx Custom PC Builds xx Software and Computer Training xx $8.99/yr Domain Names xx Hosting xx Website Design and Re-Design xx Web Stores xx Merchant Accounts xx Graphic Design

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LaBella Grand Opening We carry sizes XS to 3X in our shirts & tops; 0 to 19 in our LA Idol jeans; we have up to size 22 in one of our other brands of jeans; we carry handbags of various sizes and styles, rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and hats from various vendors. Our pricing ranges from $3.00 to $55.00. We are always looking to change up our inventory as we really like to keep things fresh and new!

Lacey and I love traveling, family vacations/get-togethers, going to the races, doing crafts and just trying new things and meeting new people.”

Our goal is to support other local home-based businesses and home party businesses using our boutique to spotlight their products. We are not just a storefront. We are a traveling boutique, participating in a number of local events and fundraisers. We truly enjoy traveling and meeting all the wonderful shoppers out there.

Our hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday, 4PM7PM; Saturdays 9AM-7PM and Sundays from10AM- 7PM.

or you may email us at: *An additional item that helps make us unique is that we are a boutique * A little bit about the owner: “I am originally from a small town in Iowa, raising my daughter Lacey as a single mother. We moved to Arizona 21 years ago with only what would fit in my car which mostly consisted of kid’s toys and our family poodle. Lacey and I have been in Arizona ever since. We lived in Queen Creek when Queen Creek didn’t even have a grocery store.

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Did you know that there may (or may not?) have been murders in early 2000s right here in Queen Creek?! The horror film “Death of a Ghost Hunter,” which was released in 2007 stirred up hundreds of questions via the internet such as, “Is it real?” or “Did it really happen?” The storyline murder was to have happened in Queen Creek, Arizona. The home in the movie was owned by the supposed Masterson family, all of whom had been found murdered 20 years previous to the year of the alleged investigation that took place in 2002. The murder has remained unsolved however, the movie gives you the idea the mother killed her preacher husband, children and self because of infidelity with a young woman he had held hostage. A young woman he impregnated while apparently trying to take her sins away and make her pure again. Her parents had sent her there to be cleaned basically. She bore a child while being held captive and abused. A supposed renowned “ghost hunter”, Carter Simms is paid $5,000 to conduct a paranormal investigation into this creepy, dark and haunted home thriller. Also, a reporter, camera man and a spiritual advocate join the ghost hunter as she embarks on a three night frightening journey to investigate this spooky dwelling. .After “3 days” they all mysteriously end up dead, including this infamous Carter

Simms who has not been found. No records show she existed, more-less died while investigating this home. The movies intent was to come across as nonfiction, a real event that took place just as the previous movie “Blair Witch Project” did. Real-time investigation into the name of the family Masterson came up empty-handed. Investigations were also conducted in the area to see if any families had ever been murdered in Queen Creek, Arizona. Evidence showed there had been a few murders yet only one was even remotely close to this bizarre story. In this real life event a husband had killed his two children and his wife then committed suicide and killed himself. Not the other way around as the movie depicted. Research also revealed there is a home in Queen Creek that has been bought and sold several times. The realtor, who has been marketing it on and off, claims that the home is said to be haunted and most owners have refused to stay there. Is this the same house as in the movie or simply just coincidence?

totally legal. “Death of a Ghost Hunter” is said to be based on a true story. There were a few documented murders in Queen Creek, Arizona, however Queen Creek is a great, beautiful town with very little crime. So, is this movie fiction or nonfiction? If you feel even a little bit compelled and intrigued you should watch the movie yourself and you be the judge. The trailer can be found at search Death of a Ghost Hunter Article was edited from resource: http://www. Further research claims that this home “may” be located at 23421 South Via Del Arroyo, Queen Creek, AZ 23421. I dare you to go knock on their door and ask. Let us readers know if you….BELIEVE. Provided by Mrs Stephanie Keefe

Built in 1979

A movie can be sold as nonfiction and said to be true if even the slightest evidence of truth is pointed at anything said in the movie that may also have been said in real life. Just a smidgeon of truth anywhere in movie makes it based on a true account. Somewhat deceiving to the viewer, but

Decide for yourself Watch this movie on NET FLICKS! It REALLY does exsist HOWEVER did it REALLY happen ?

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First house ever lived in was so exciting. As two young girls those things that go bump in the night, just raised an eyebrow. Didn’t think the house was really haunted. Since then and living with ghost for almost 12 years I’m a true believer. NOW some can say “the house was settling” or blame the “old” pipes, BUT we know better. So for all you skeptics EXPLAIN this.... One early early morning waking up thirsty went to the kitchen for some Kool-aid. Walking through the hallway passing through the living room and entering the kitchen are and saw my mom in the family room. Said “hi mom, I’m thirsty you want anything? Opened the refrigerator door grabbed the pitcher and poured myself a glass of the best strawberry Kool-aid. “Want some mom” turned around and guess mom went to bed.

Rinsed my glass in the sink and went to my moms bedroom. Opened the door and she was sound asleep. Went to the side of the bed and shook her to wake her up. She awoke and I told her “Mom, you scared me if you didn’t want to drink with me you could have answered back.” Mom till this day swears she was never in the “family room” That was the first time I ever saw a ghost. I had a Kool-aid chat with it no less. At least I was hospitable. Other “unexplained” things occurred. The TV would turn on by itself in the middle of the night. Radio would play with no batteries and wasn’t plugged in. In my bedroom I would place something on the dresser and later to find it somewhere else.

Nothing cable like where we were scratched, or harmed in anyway. We just knew something was there. You did feel like you were being watched. I saw the women just a couple of times after the Kitchen Koolaid chat. She seemed lost not knowing what was going on. You ever see a truck hauling a house down the street or on the freeway? That’s how our house was brought to us. It was placed on the property AFTER the cabin that was there was torn down. Our neighbor Gladys who lived there for a very very long time, told us that a dear friend of hers was very ill and died, her husband was so heartbroken he passed away months later. It was never confirmed but they think he took his own life.

After hearing that from her, I KNEW that was the lady I kept seeing. We still to this day talk about the experiences we had in that house. I haven’t been back inside there since 1999 and I still wonder to this day if the “hauntings” still occur. I have often wanted to go ask the new residents if they experienced what I did BUT didn’t want to freak them out or sound like a physco myself. I can’t help but wonder..... That house has changed the way I think about the unexplained....

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Homemade Root Beer You will need, 5 gallon water jug 5 LB bag of white sugar 1 bottle of root beer extract 10 LB bag of ice 5 LB block of dry ice Put 3 gallons of water in water jug. Add sugar, stir till dissolved. Add bottle of extract and stir. Put in bag of ice, stir and then add dry ice.

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Fall French Toast PREP: 5 min; COOK: 16 min Makes 8 slices To make ahead, arrange dipped bread in rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, overlapping edges slightly. Drizzle any remaining egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cook in skillet or bake on cookie sheet. (6) 3 eggs (1 ½) 3/4 cup milk (rice dream) ( 2 ) 1 tablespoon sugar (1/2 tsp) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional) 8 slices sandwich bread or 1-inch-thick slices French bread Fall twist add--(for double recipe) ½ tsp cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg

Pumpin Spice Pancakes PREP: 5 min; COOK: 10 min Makes nine 4-inch pancakes (2 EGGS) 1 large egg (2 CUPS) 1 cup whole wheat flour (1 ½ CUP) 3/4 cup milk (rice dream) (2TBLSP) 1tablespoon sugar (honey) (4TBLSP) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (6TSP) 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) Margarine or shortening (1 CUP) ½ fruit (½) ¼ nuts Fall twist add-(for double recipe) • 1 cup of pumpkin puree • ½ tsp ginger • 1 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp all spice

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Friendly Ghosts These spirited little fellows are a cinch to make once you’ve set up a workstation. To do so, stack one small paper cup atop another that’s turned upside down. (For extra stability, tape the cups together.) Inflate a small balloon and rest it in the top cup. Cut cheesecloth into pieces that measure about eight inches square and fill a bowl with fabric stiffener ($5.99; joann. com).

5 Cool Things to do in October 1. FOOD DRIVE - NEED YOUR HELP! Friday, October 05, 2012, 12:00am 06:00pm LDS Chapel on San Tan Blvd. west of Ellsworth at 20637 E San Tan Blvd 2. Desert Horror Stories Hike Friday, October 05, 2012, 07:00pm - 08:00pm Location : San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center 6533 W. Phillips Road Queen Creek 85142 3. Haunted HOWLoween Bash - San Tan Saturday, October 27, 2012, 06:00pm - 08:00pm Location : San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center 6533 W. Phillips Road Queen Creek 85142 4. Combs Traditional Academy is hosting a Harvest Festival October 20th from 3-6pm. 5. STV Fashion Day Terrace Ranch Golf Course 30761 W Golf Club Dr. 10am3pm Fashion Show starts at 11am

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Heartbeat Health and Safety D.P.O.AZ

Like fingerprints, dental imprints are unique to every person, so bite impressions serve an accurate method of identification--not even identical twins have the same bite characteristics. A Tooth impression also captures saliva, which is a powerful source of human scent, thus making the wafer effective for scentdog tracking. The saliva also provides a DNA sample. One of the greatest fears of parents today is that their child will get lost or, worse yet, be abducted. Indicative of this concern is the fact that to date, 34 states have implemented AMBER Alert systems that issue state-wide public alerts about missing children. Dental DNA imprints give your DNA information for your child. A few of dollars and a few minutes is a small investment to make for the huge return of being able to assist

or treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. Halloween isn’t like any other day, and all the wonderful things that make it special and exciting can also lead to problems that might be unpleasant or even dangerous. A little bit of planning ahead of time can make a huge difference in making sure that everybody has a great time. These tips will help parents ensure that their children stay protected and have a healthy holiday season:

1. Talk to your kids before a family outing or event. Make a rule that you must always be able to see them and they must always be able to see you. It may sound simple, but keep reminding them periodically; especially if you think they’re getting restless.

2. Map out your plan. Designate a route before your kids begin trickor-treating, and make sure they stick to it. Take the long way ‘round. Have your kids trick-or-treat in areas where there are a lot of people around. They should also avoid taking short-cuts through alleys and parking lots.

3. Remain visible. Dress your kids in a bright costume so others can see

a mom with kids or a cash register person. With older children, agree on a “meeting place” ahead of time, in case you become separated. Teach them if stranger approaches says,” I know your parent come with me”, Ask for the code word while standing a safe distance away from them. It is best to have the child find help, than to have a stranger approach them. Parents should make a code word that only your family uses. Tell your child never to leave the mall or store to go looking for you, no matter what anyone tells them. Remind your child that you would never leave until you are reunited.

6. Try tick-or-treat-friendly homes. Ensure your kids only visit houses with lights on. And, you might also suggest the houses they visit have some sort of Halloween decoration on the porch. Stay outside. Make sure your kids don’t go inside someone’s house. They can get their candy from the porch.

7. Discuss age-appropriate safety issues with your child in a calm, nonfearful manner. Replace the word “strangers” with “tricky people.” Let your child know that it isn’t what people look like that makes them unsafe; it’s what they ask a child to do that makes someone “thumbs down.” Kids have been known to leave with a stranger because “he seemed nice” or “she didn’t look like a stranger.”

8. Make sure that your child knows your cell phone #

9. Quality-check treats. Check your authorities in tracking a missing child or making a positive identification. Dental DNA Imprints provides a unique record that can give parents greater peace of mind.

Price Kit: $15 Includes: 1-Picture ID with finger print on back 1- Description information document 1-wafer and safe keep baggy

instructions and procedure will be provided by me I am a Licensed Dental Health Professional Heartbeat Safety Tips: For many families, autumn events like Halloween and harvest day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick

them. Be sure to remember what they are wearing If their costume is dark, have your kids wear reflective strips or carry a glow stick or flashlight. Don’t cover the face. Instead of masks, have your kids wear make-up so they can see well.

4. If visiting the shopping malls, consider using a cute harness for toddlers who are prone to running off. There are lots of fun ones out there that look like a lion’s tail or an elephant’s trunk. Your child’s safety is most important, so don’t worry about what others think.

kids’ candy before they eat it. Throw out any candy that is not in its original wrapper or looks like it has been tampered with. Always feed children a big meal before they go trick-ortreating, so they won’t be tempted to eat any candy before bringing it home for inspection. As if being full has ever stopped any kid from eating free candy!

10. Parents should have an up to dated picture ID, finger prints, medical/dental records records and a tooth print impression with DNA So let’s get ready and practice safety measures this season!

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5. Teach your kids that if they ever become separated from you, they should look for a “safe stranger” for help. Some examples include


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I ain’t afraid of no ghost

October is the month filled with scary Halloween decorations, skeletons, headstones, ghosts, graveyards and all things that go bump in the night. It seems anything spooky is the norm. With the popularity of “Ghost Hunting” shows, what do you do when you see these things for real? Who do you trust? Who do you “really” call? Well certainly not the Ghost Busters. Several reputable investigators reside right here in San Tan Valley believe it or not. Ghost Hunting has been around for centuries. Once mostly a private affair, it has grown in popularity and now hosts countless televisions shows and even Para celebs. So who are these people who spend their free time hunting ghosts?

clients, it also requires a lot of knowledge in the field of study. Seeing as there are so many different facets to investigating such things, and also folks that come from a wide variety of beliefs and practices, one must both study and educate themselves in order to be prepared for any type of situation. Not to mention that in reality, the field of paranormal investigations by itself can be very expensive. Finding a good team to mentor or join is the best way to learn. With the popularity of TV shows and new groups forming everyday it is even more important to find a reputable group if you are in need of help. E.V.P.S (or Kale

Trish and Kale Kelly are just 2 investigators actively working in the San Tan Valley area, Arizona and across the US. I would like to share a little about them and who they are. Kale is an engineer with a fascination for all things electronic . Trish had lived in a haunted house when young and spent her summers in a haunted castle (yes a real castle). They have a family and careers but still found themselves looking into the unknown for answers. They have been investigating and consulting for over 10 yrs now. They initially started by joining and eventually managing Sonoran Paranormal Investigations out of Tucson. Founded by Paul Bradford of the popular show Ghost Hunters International, they managed S.P.I for about 4 yrs. They then joined The East Valley Paranormal Society or E.V.P.S. based right here out of Coolidge. They now both have radio shows on related to all things paranormal. Kale co-hosts the ever popular show The Skeptical Edge, airing Sat nights at 5pm AZ time, 8pm est. with his good friend Joe Couto. Trish co-host Paradigm Shift with Dave Berck (currently on hiatus). E.V.P.S has also appeared on the popular TV show Ghost Adventure, the Vulture Mine episode (found on Netflix and Youtube). Trish and Kale also have spent a vast amount of time educating both their clients and the public by hosting classes and speaking engagements throughout the year in both the East Valley and across the US. “Ghost hunting can be a rewarding and fun experience” says Trish, but at the same time, we find ourselves spending countless hours sifting through and reviewing evidence. The average investigation may be only 4 hours but requires weeks in evidence review.” For those who take it seriously, ghost hunting on a professional scale requires one to not only have sensitivity when it comes to dealing with

and Trish) are always available for advice on how to find the best group to help you. All of their services are done free of charge and E.V.P.S is a not for profit organization. They also perform a wide variety of community services throughout the year. Whether it be maintaining a variety of old and abandoned graveyards or hosting public ghost hunts to raise money for the restoration of historic buildings. they realize that their responsibilities to both the field of study and their clients goes far beyond merely ghost hunting. So now that you have heard a little about who they are, you may want to hear some of the great stories right? Yes they’ve had the privilege of investigating some famous places as well as very private places. Some include The Birdcage Theater, Silver Nugget, City Hall and police station, the infamous OK Corral and several other historical locations in Tombstone and throughout the state. They were actually even called in by the U.S. Army to investigate certain locations in Fort Huachuca, located in Sierra Vista, also Vulture Mine, which was originally discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg, The Gila County Jail in Globe, Monti’s steak house in Tempe as well as the Coolidge courthouse, several bars, public places

and private homes throughout Arizona. So what is their most memorable? Well surprising is was a 600 sq ft apt. in Prescott for Trish. They recorded over 70 evps on recorders and video in that one location alone. It was Trisha’s first time and the evidence actually scared her. Why? well it seems that the spirits there really liked her and repeatedly called out her name and asked me for help. “I did not hear this while on the investigation but only later upon review” says Trish. “I will admit this was so shocking to me that I actually cried, and then took action to educate myself. I was so sure that the EVP was a fake, I immediately went on to learn more about evps so I could either prove or disprove whether or not they were real. This was a major turning point for me, mostly because It had effected me in such an emotional way that it brought back many memories from my childhood and really sparked my drive to help others. The experience made me a better investigator and I have not had a time since that affected me in such a way. I have never been afraid on an investigation, even when I do hear them call out my name. I am however respectful of all things unknown. I never provoke or demand anything on an investigation. I have been touched, screamed at, heard my name called out, heard answers to my questions and yes, I even see things, sometimes in my own home. And no I do not believe all orbs are spirits rather that they are mostly dust, bugs or rain until proven otherwise. I will continue my quest to educate those that are open and continue my quest for knowledge of the paranormal, even when I understand I may never have any answers. As for Kale, his journey has taken him far beyond the borders of AZ. Kale has been traveling all over the US this year and next speaking in public and investigating some

amazing and famous places. Both he and Joe teamed up with Tom Carr, owner of the Brumder Mansion in Milwaukee WI and owner of to film a DVD series based on reportedly haunted locations throughout the country. Their

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Television and Radio: watch?v=ZHYdcYIauZ0 - Ghost Adventures - Vulture Mine 1/3 hPbP2O0&feature=share - The Skeptical Edge promo

Where to find us: first DVD (The Brumder Mansion in done filming and currently in the editing stages. From Kentucky to Minnesota, Kale has had the privilege of both meeting and speaking with most of the “para celebs” that you see on the television. “The funny thing is, I was never interested in ghosts (laughs Kale). I had a mother that was merely into sci-fi stuff while I was growing up. I was mainly into the field of ufology and both studied and followed it for many years. I happened to be doing to light reading one day on abduction case files when I came across an article about a local group of individuals that hunted ghosts. That’s a bit odd I thought. Nonetheless, I joined their forum and read everything they had to offer. I struck up a friendship with the tech guy (Paul Bradford) and began to toss around theories and ideas of designing and building specialized equipment specifically for this field of investigation. Eventually I was invited to join an investigation at Fort Bowie down on the southern AZ border. The rest is history from there. That was 12 years ago now and I’ve never looked back. I’ve had several different experiences over the years, some sad, joyful and even downright scary. In our presentations I tell people, “I was never haunted until I started investigating.” What worries me the most is, most people watch a lot of these shows and think, “Hey! that looks like fun! Let’s do it!” The hard reality is, things can, will and DO follow you home from time to time. How does one react when they’ve finished investigating a location, they’re laying comfortably in their bed reviewing their audio from an investigation when suddenly a young girls voice comes through crystal clear and says, “Kale’s taking us home.” Not “Kale’s taking ME home” but “US.” Nice huh (Kale laughs)? That’s just not cool. Regardless, we press forward in both the search for answers and the fulfillment one gets in helping those better understand what it is they’re dealing with. That’s why we do what we do and hope that others looking into getting into this field air on the side of caution before doing so. In no way am I saying not to. Heck, I did. But I learned some hard lessons along the way. This is why we speak in public. We educate, inform

and aid those in need of some guidance. We’re no experts. One thing I always say is, “there are no experts in this field as there is just so much that is still unknown. Therefore one must approach things with both an open mind and a level of caution as you never know what you might come across.” Through our radio shows an appearances, we’ve met a lot of amazing and wonderful people. It’s nice to network with other like minded individuals in the field and toss around theories and ideas. In the end, seeing the smiles or receiving the hugs from those you’ve been able to help is what’s most rewarding. Our hope is that we can continue to provide both the assistance and education necessary to make a difference in people’s lives.”

Upcoming “Local” Events for the remainder of 2012: Age Group(s): 10 and Up Date: 10/20/2012 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Time: 2:30 PM Description: A one hour presentation by the East Valley Paranormal Society, describing a typical investigation. The group will play some electronic voice phenomena they’ve captured, as well as some video and still photos. Some ghost hunting equipment used in investigations will be demonstrated. www. For more information, please call 480-644-3572

www. eastvalleyparanormalsociety. com Facebook Trish - http://www.!/pshiftradio Paradigm Shift Radio Facebook Kale - http://!/ pages/The-SkepticalEdge/301566466529476 The Skeptical Edge Radio

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One in a Million

I had a bad dream that night, and I rushed Dakota to the hospital immediately.

D a ko t a s D e s t i ny. c o m Hi, my name is Dakota, I’m a fun-loving 7-year-old girl, with the heart of gold. I really love HELLO KITTY, swimming, Super Mario, crafting, coloring, and painting. On May 8, 2012, I came home from school and complained that my tummy hurt. Mommy and Daddy took me to the emergency room. It was later revealed that there was a tumor in my tummy. The doctors have since diagnosed me with a rare type of cancer, Burkitt’s Lymphoma (Stage 3). I heard them tell my mommy and daddy that the tumor was the size of a baby’s’ head and one on my lung and one on my lymph nodes (the body part that stores the cells that fights infections). Mommy and daddy say I have been brave as I have already finished three (3) rounds of chemotherapy since May 8th. Each time I undergo a round of chemo, I have to stay at the hospital for at least a week. Despite intense nausea, mouth sores, and losing my hair, I am on my way to beating cancer! And this is why my mommy and daddy are asking for your support. My mommy and daddy need to stay near me at the hospital each time I go in for chemotherapy. What They Need Is Your support! Although they are insured, their insurance plan will not cover everything. Co-payments and deductibles will have to be paid in relation to Dakota’s medication, physician visits, hospital stays, chemotherapy treatments and time away from work so Jason and Kim can be at the hospital together supporting their daughter. In addition to medical expenses, there are other major costs associated with caring for a child with cancer. As Dakota battles cancer, our hope is that financial burdens are the last thing on this family’s mind, so that they can completely focus on helping Dakota beat cancer. Many of you know the Clark family and many of you may not, but know matter how you can help, your contribution will help ease the burden for this wonderful family.

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Famous Quotes A great big thank you goes to MrsStephanie Lynn Keefe for all the research and help she provided to the businesses and to EVB Magazine with articles. Your help has been greatly appreciated. Stephanie Lynn Keefe Moved to Arizona from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to be married in 2010. Together Steph and her husband have 8 children. She’s a contributing writer, editor and photographer for online endeavors. She’s also a Marketing Director for Send Out Cards. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, nature and anything physical. Welcome Adam Fisher Newest teen writer for EVB. We look forward to receiving your articles and welcome your youth and creativity! Our goal is to have this magazine 100% REAL for the people by the people. Special thank you to Haunted Places Of Arizona for giving us GREAT Haunted Business locations. We really appreciate your support! This has been our second issue and so many great supporters out there, again EVB Magazine thanks you!! Personal Thank you goes to the following: Jennifer (my sister) who always supports what I do. The encouraging words and the plain blunt truth. Crystal A, who has been my bestie since the beginning, and has been an amazing person in my life and will someday be my family dentist! Marisol, always telling me to just do it! Life brings us ups and downs but we always pull through!

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson “Greatness is won, not awarded.” Guy Kawasaki “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.” Dee Hock, Founder of Visa “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain “Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.” Albert Einstein

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

Jeri, who says “No matter what, do what you do best, and that’s help people.” Netty, for viewing my ideas and giving me hers... even though we would spent countless minutes on the phone. Samantha, Carlos Jr., and Christina (my babies) for not bugging mommy while I have my face at the computer for hours. I love you very much!

10 Companies that STARTED at home!

Carlos, for understanding all that I do, and being verysupportive, and for the NEW computer that will allow me to CREATE.....I love you!

Left this on for Motivation

Stephanie, that always reminds me I carry the “Carrie Magic”. LOL!!

1. Amazon: Was completely run out of his garage in Bellevue, Washington. 2. Apple: “The Steves” and their small team hand-built 50 computers in 30 days from a garage in Cupertino, CA.

Last but never least to everyone that believes in me, and attends my events and participates in my “projects”. You’ll never know how awesome that makes me feel!

3. Disney: Walt and his brother Roy moved in with their uncle and set up “The First Disney

Happy Halloween Please be safe and check all your candy before eating it :) I’ll take all your Reeses Peices!!

Wojcicki’s garage in September 1998

Studio” in the one-car garage out back. 4. Google: Larry Page and Sergey Brin started what’s now known as Google from Susan 5. Harley

Davidson: Harley and his childhood friend, Arthur Davidson, built their

motor-bicycle out of their friend’s 10 by 15-foot wooden shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the equivalent of a garage because they didn’t have cars. 6. Hewlet-Packard: In 1939, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in Packard’s garage with an initial investment of $538. 7. Lotus

Cars: Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman started Lotus Cars by building the first

Lotus racing car in stables behind The Railway Hotel in Hornsey. 8. Maglite: Working out of his Los Angeles area garage to manufacture precision parts. He incorporated Mag Instrument in 1974 and released their first flashlight in 1979. 9. Mattel: Harold “Matt” Matson and Elliot Handler founded Mattel out of their garage in Southern California , to get the most out of their materials, they started using picture frame scrapes to create dollhouses. 10. Yankee Candle Company: In 1969, at 16 years old, Michael Kittredge made his scented candle in his garage out of melted crayons as a gift for his mother

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