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BETWEEN NEIGHBORS Editor’s note

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Former NFL pro strives to end youth head trauma with flag football franchise

business 22

CHAMBER CORNER Dennis and Lisa Jones

EVENTS

Fun things to do in March

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home 30

PERSPECTIVE Teen driving

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HIGH SCHOOL Teen Rachel Kurtenbach

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BEAUTY

Vaginal rejuvenation

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CRAFTS

Inspired by nature

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READS

Creative mindfulness

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PETS

Neighborhood adventures

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SUDOKU

An original puzzle

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CROSSWORD

An original puzzle

DINE

Asian Paradise

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fresh | PERSPECTIVE

Speeding! ARE KIDS DRIVING TOO FAST IN ANTHEM? By Gerald A. Williams

HIGH SCHOOL students driving their cars too fast is hardly a new problem. Until everyone is in a self-driving car, it will continue to be a problem. But more recently, and nearly every week, juvenile speeders are cited into my court. Many of those tickets do not allege close calls. Tickets claiming a juvenile was driving 63 mph in a 35 mph zone seem common. They should never be. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speeding was a factor in 52 percent of the fatal crashes with teenage drivers in 2011. Teens are often more likely to speed than older drivers and are also more likely to drive closer to the vehicle in front of them. Additional CDC statistics are equally grim. In 2013, youth between the ages of 15 and 19 were only 7 percent of the U.S. population; but they accounted for 11 per-

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cent of the costs of motor vehicle injuries. In 2015, six teens in that age group died each day as the result of vehicle crashes. Arizona has sought to minimize teen accidents through a graduated driver license system. If you are at least 16, but less than 18 years of age, you can be issued a graduated driver license that allows you to drive under certain restrictions. But whether you are 17 or 70, you should be following established speed limits. It’s tempting to drive fast, perhaps especially for high school students whose first driving experience was playing Grand Theft Auto. Streets like Gavilan Peak Parkway, Daisy Mountain Drive, or Anthem Way have multiple lanes and sometimes have wide-open spaces. But don’t speed. Ask any parent if they want to take a morning off from their job so that they can accompany their child to a court appearance.

JUDGE GERALD A. WILLIAMS The justice of the peace for the North Valley Justice Court. The court’s jurisdiction includes Anthem and Desert Hills.


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Creative Mindfulness Bibliophile Kristine Abrams finds an eye-opening book.

TWO MONTHS AGO, we decided we were going to each select a book that was personal to a goal we had for 2018, something that might better us, inspire us, or teach us. How did you do? My experience was…enlightening. If you recall, I explained how I was striving to be more mindful this year, more present in the moment. To that end, I chose I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal. And I promised to let you know how it went. So, you know how sometimes you read a book and you learn something about yourself? Well, this was the case for me while reading I Am Here Now and attempting (stress “attempting”) its activities. I did know I had less patience than some people, but I assumed I was just always comparing myself to people who had a lot of patience. Turns out, that might not be what was happening; I truly might have very little patience (at least by mindfulness standards). I honestly had a difficult time completing some of the seemingly simple tasks presented in the book. I quickly got anxious and impatient. It was humbling. But, always the optimist, this was a great finding/self-discovery for me. It was an eye-opening little book, it was helpful, and I actually now look forward to making a few of the changes that were suggested, and maybe going back to it in a few months to re-attempt. I definitely love some of the hints and tips about mindfulness. The book constantly reminds you to “be honest, be kind, and be here now.” It even tells you to “explore your inherent creativity and the inspiration of each moment” in a (I love this) “playful, curious, and non-judgmental way.” Bottom line, I do recommend it. And I will be practicing and re-visiting.

KRISTINE ABRAMS Kristine Abrams is a freelance writer, avid reader, and day hiker with a slight Brooklyn accent. Share your thoughts on this month’s book or suggest future reads via kristineabrams@yahoo.com.

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FOCUSED on the

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ANTHEM TEEN PURSUES HER PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. By Emma Suttell Photo by Skylar Hellie and Marley Turner

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RACHEL KURTENBACH has been developing her career since eighth grade. The 18-yearold Boulder Creek High School student grew up influenced by the nature of the Anthem community, from being a daughter of a Diamond Canyon English teacher to spending many of her days swimming at the community center. In eighth grade, Rachel received her first camera, something that changed her life and helped her solidify her career goals. Ultimately, Rachel is aiming for a career in fashion photojournalism. “I’m so interested in researching culture, fashion, and people; that’s my favorite thing right now” she says, mentioning her blog that she started earlier this year. “I’m hoping to have my blog go hand-in-hand with my photography business, and move that into creating a freelance photojournalism career for myself. I’m hoping to network.” Rachel refers to something that has greatly helped her build her brand, Rachel Kurtenbach Photography. She delights in sending finished photos to her clients and relishes in the moments when a client is absolutely elated to see their pictures. “A lot of the time people will tell me, ‘You made me look so beautiful!’ and I love that, it feels so good,” Rachel says. As with most things, there are downsides to the job, Rachel says that the biggest drawback of being a “small” photographer, especially as a high-schooler, is that she doesn’t yet have a steady stream of clientele. She participated in the Teen Vogue x Parsons Fashion Essentials Program, a certificate program that touched base on each different part of the fashion industry. Before taking part in the program, Rachel recognized her own strengths in fashion, photography, and writing, but she wasn’t sure

EMMA SUTTELL Emma Suttell is a high school sophomore at Boulder Creek. You can find more of her work on andthenemma.com.


A lot of the time people will tell me ‘You made me look so beautiful!’ and I love that, it feels so good.

which path she wanted to take. The program helped her to focus and develop a rounded view of all of the different aspects of each industry and how much work they require. Not only did the Teen Vogue x Parsons program inspire her career goals, but it gave her an idea of how to serve and give back to her community. Through the program, Rachel developed a strong skillset for creating and writing resumes. Rachel wants to use her newfound skills to potentially take portraits for people seeking jobs. She points out that combining taking portraits with teaching a resume-writing class would be beneficial to those needing help navigating the job-search process in the community. Rachel, however, is no stranger to community service. As an actively involved member of BCHS’s student government, Rachel values organizing events for the community; one of her favorite events of the year is tailgating for Homecoming week. During her junior year, Rachel was contacted by Red Light Rebellion, a non-profit dedicated to educating students about sextrafficking. She worked alongside some of her peers in a Downtown Phoenix photoshoot to represent the message of the organization as well as promote their new shirts. What did she find from the experience? “It felt good to give my art back to the community” she says with a grin on her face, “I definitely want to do more of that.” Rachel credits her success to her family members, referring especially to her mom, who has been her rock throughout her childhood. “My mom has truly been the most important person in my life to me,” says Rachel. “I was always starting new, crazy, creative endeavors and she has always been there to support me through it.” After graduating this May, Rachel hopes to pursue her dreams full time. She’s hoping to get involved in a career as a flight attendant while doing freelance photojournalism and writing on her blog. MARCH 2018

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business | CHAMBER CORNER

Anthem

Strong DENNIS AND LISA JONES LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY IN THE COMMUNITY THEY CALL HOME. By Heather Maxwell

EARLY RESIDENTS will remember the original marketing slogan for the Anthem community when it was touted as the ideal place to live, work, and play. Dennis and Lisa Jones are the perfect examples of that life today. Dennis and Lisa have been in Anthem since 1999. In those early days, Dennis worked for Del Webb Corporation as a real estate salesperson in the Anthem Country Club model homes and Lisa worked for Del Webb as the country club’s membership director. Lisa was also on the original Anthem marketing team and helped define and shape the entire community’s growth strategy. They lived and worked through the startup period, which included the housing boom (followed by the housing bust) and the current trend of market and economic recovery. Along the way, they have been responsible for helping thousands of people move to Anthem.   After leaving their positions with Del Webb in 2006, they founded D.L. Jones & Associates Real Estate with the goal of building a local company that would not only create jobs but would become the company of choice for people to turn when the time came to buy, sell, or rent a home. In their first year, they served nine clients. Since then, their client list has grown to over 4,500 individuals and families who have trusted Dennis and Lisa, or

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one of the 50-plus real estate agents who associate with their company, to be their chosen Realtor. Dennis and Lisa have been active at Cross of Christ Church and Dennis has served on numerous boards and committees including the Anthem Country Club Lifestyle Enhancement Committee and the Anthem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Unfortunately, they have seen many businesses come and go along the way. “One of my biggest disappointments was seeing the coffee shop two doors down from our office close its doors just weeks after we opened our real estate business,” says Dennis, who is a six- to eight-cup per day coffee connoisseur.   Everyone who knows Dennis and Lisa know how much they love their work. They are known for starting their days early and working late into the evening. “We don’t watch the clock…we watch your back!” says Lisa.   They will tell you that they love to trav-

el more than their work and experience different cultures around the world. And, whenever possible, they try to take short getaway trips to their current favorite location of Forest Grove, Oregon, where their daughter Ashley is a sophomore at Pacific University studying to be a physician’s assistant.

HEATHER MAXWELL Heather is the executive director of the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce.


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D.L. Jones & Associates Real Estate is a founding member of the Anthem Chamber of Commerce and actively promotes local charities. In 2015, Dennis was voted Businessperson of the Year and the company received the distinguished Excellence in Community Service award for their involvement and support of local organizations like Linda’s Wish, Anthem Pets, The Anthem Posse, ProMusica, Daisy Mountain Fire Department, and the Anthem Veterans Memorial.  They are members of the Business Network of Anthem and are active in the Anthem Rotary group.   Dennis and Lisa are proud to call Anthem their home. “We have lived here for almost 20 years and we still get chills driving through the main entry. We feel blessed to live, work, and play in this beautiful place, Anthem, Arizona,” they both exclaim.

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food | DINE

Asian Paradise

Chinese restaurant serves up the classics in Anthem. By Andrew Leach Photos by Andrew Leach

THERE’S A NEW restaurant in Anthem serving up some tasty Asian dishes. Located across from the Anthem Outlet stores, in a nondescript strip mall, you’ll find Asian Paradise. Featuring a small, but well laid out dining area, you can either take a seat or order take out. Asian Paradise has a large selection of Chinese standards, along with lunch special options. We visited on two separate occasions in order to sample both the lunch and dinner menus. On the visit for dinner we started with the pu pu platter ($11.95). This is designed for two people to share and the plate features a small flame in the center for warming or charring the items to your liking, although it strikes me as more for effect than functionality. This appetizer includes two mini egg rolls, two cream cheese wontons, two fried shrimp, two pot stickers, two chicken satay pieces, and a few pieces of boneless spare ribs. The egg rolls have a crisp outer layer and a nice fresh vegetable flavor inside. The wontons have a generous amount of filling and the fried shrimp are a perfect golden brown. The only item that felt out of place was the spare ribs. They’re cut into little chunks and are slightly tough to the bite. On the table is a squeeze bottle of sweet and sour sauce, so you can apply as much or as little as you prefer. We also ordered a plate of wonton chips ($1) to snack on with the sweet and sour sauce. The first entrée we ordered was the honey chicken ($10.95). Featuring all white meat chicken that’s been lightly deep-fried and then cooked with green bell peppers, onions, and carrots, it’s tossed in a sweet honey sauce and served with white rice. The flavors all tie together nicely. More importantly, the sauce isn’t too sweet. There’s plenty in the serving and it can easily be shared family style. Up next, the house special mu shu ($10.95). This is a mixture of various vegetables cooked together with chicken, pork, and shrimp. It’s served with thin Chinese pancakes and hoisin sauce on the side. It’s a fun dish and will remind people of making fajitas. The concept is to take a pancake, scoop some of the mu shu mixture and some sauce onto it and then either eat it like a taco or wrap it up like an egg roll or burrito. I prefer to wrap it up before eating. For me this ensures most of the ingredients stay inside the pancake, or I at least attempt to have that happen. We returned another day to sample some of the lunch specials that are available every day between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are 23 different specials to choose from at lunch, in addition to the regular menu. The first lunch special we ordered was the chicken with cashew nuts ($7.25). The dish comes with a scoop of steamed or fried rice—we opted for white. Want steamed brown rice? It’s an

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strike without warning. Even if you are like me and haven’t had a vaginal delivery, but experienced a C-section, the labia can seem not quite as toned as before, or maybe orgasmic ability or sensation has declined. Until recently, I was suffering with the embarrassment that comes with urinary incontinence while exercising. After two vaginal rejuvenation treatments, though,

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rate, is now a disease that most people think of as merely taking an antibiotic for a couple days and then they’ll be back up on their feet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications used in human medicine and can be lifesaving drugs. However, up to 50 percent of the antibiotics given to patients are not properly prescribed, not necessary, dosed incorrectly, or given for an incorrect amount of days.” A common misconception about antibiotics that I constantly hear in my practice is, “It’s just an antibiotic, it’s not like it’s… (insert dangerous drug here).” On the contrary, it’s very important that antibiotics such as penicillin, cephalexin, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, and levofloxacin be more closely monitored with regards to how they are used and how healthcare professionals prescribe them. One of the biggest problems modern medicine is running into is antibiotic (or antimicrobial) resistance. Antimicrobial resistance refers to a bacteria’s natural survival instinct; it’s their way of defending themselves in order to prevent antibiotics from doing their job. A study conducted in 2009 estimated infections caused by antibiotic resistant bugs costs the U.S. healthcare system between 21-34 billion dollars every year, with Americans spending an additional eight million days in hospitals because of antibiotic-resistant infections. According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), “antibiotics, antivirals, and other antimicrobials have saved millions of lives worldwide, but these drugs are losing their effectiveness.” Some of this is unavoidable however, over-prescribing and improper use of antimicrobials plays a significant role in contributing to this problem. Drug-resistant infections can strike anyone, young or old, healthy or sick. One thing that patients can do to help combat antimicrobial resistance is knowing when to seek out a healthcare professional to get a properly prescribed antibiotic. One thing that providers assess when a sick patient comes to their office for an infection is whether it’s caused by a virus or bacteria. If a virus causes an infection, then an antibiotic medication is not the therapy you’re looking for. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections. Luckily, the symptoms you experience help the doctor (and yourself) determine if you are a candidate for an antibiotic or if the best treatment is simply letting the infection run its course. Using the guidelines listed in the table provided can help determine if you or a loved one should seek medical attention for antibiotic treatment or drive over to your nearest pharmacy to ask your pharmacist for the best over-the-counter treatment for your symptoms.

POSSIBLE VIRAL INFECTION SYMPTOMS:

POSSIBLE BACTERIAL INFECTION SYMPTOMS:

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Consider over-the-counter treatment 4 Runny nose 4 Cough 4 Low-grade fever (temperature above 98.6 but below 100.4) 4 Sore throat 4 Difficulty sleeping

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Consider antibiotic treatment 4 Symptoms last for longer than 10-14 days 4 Fever is generally higher than a viral infection 4 Fever gets worse a few days after symptoms start rather than improving 4 Dehydration 4 Faster breathing


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