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Anthem Golf & Country Club’s Chris Brewer named Southwest Professional of the Year






Daisy Mountain Real Estate



Fun things to do in April



Sins of the Son


PERSPECTIVE Failure to act


VIEWPOINTS Life is grand



2017 Pacifica Touring L Plus



The Pioneer Living History Museum




CHAMBER CORNER Josh and Laura Rogers





The Woods team

Peanut butter cookies






Market trends



Projects to preserve memories


Take the plunge



The phantom facial






Kuma heads to Payson



Seasonal allergies

Details on the Cutest Pet Contest




Family rituals


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Head to Magic Bird Festivals’ Artisan Market at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. The beautiful outdoor venue offers guests an opportunity to stroll in the spring weather, enjoy the stunning backdrop of Cave Creek, and savor a variety of arts, crafts, live entertainment, food, and beverages. Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek.


The Anthem Community Council will team up with Republic Services and other community partners to offer Anthem residents the opportunity to recycle electronics, personal documents, clothing, and more during the Go Green event. Attendees must show one form of proof of residency before items will be accepted. Vehicles must be in line by noon to participate. Enter the lower lot from Whitman Dr. only and exit onto Gavilan Peak Pkwy. The semi-annual Go Green event is at the ACC Community Park lower lot, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem.


Head to Random Fandom, a club exclusively for geeks. Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion on the latest in movies, music, gaming, technology, and pop culture. Each month will feature a different fandom theme, craft, and film. Registration encouraged. This program is recommended for teens 13 through 17. 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Free. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. Contact: Lana Tupponce Real at (602) 652-3304 for more info.


Enjoy Parent’s Night Out. Parents drop off children, ages 3-12, for an evening complete with a pizza dinner as well as a variety of games and activities. Cost is $15 per child. A multi-child family discount is available. Sending a second child to Parents Night Out is $10, with three or more going for $5 each. All children attending must be potty trained. 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. For more information: (623) 879-3011.


The ClubCorp Charity Classic Golf Tournament at Anthem Golf & Country Club will benefit the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office North Valley Posse. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go directly to charity. In addition to supporting the Posse, donations and support will also be benefiting Augie's Quest for ALS Therapy Development Research and the Employee Partner Care Foundation! Sign up as a foursome. Open to all residents; members, family, friends, etc. Anthem Golf & Country Club, 2708 W. Anthem Club Dr., Anthem.


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Sins of the Son Local author Tony Tancredi offers up a riveting tale. By Kristine Abrams Gresh

DESERT BLOOMS, the perfect time for hiking or enjoying the start of regular season baseball, and all-around fantastic weather—I absolutely love April in Arizona. And, as you know, I also love local authors. So let’s read local author Tony Tancredi’s Sins of the Son. Written with co-author Cindy O’Hara, Sins of the Son promises to be a riveting tale of a crippled child who pursues his parents’ admiration. Here’s the official summary: Tony Tancredi is a man’s man. A former boxer, he doesn’t tolerate nonsense from anyone. He is a good friend, a devoted husband and father, and a loyal protégé to the man who owns the streets of Philadelphia. Thus, he is insured and enjoys the good life—money, women, and drugs are among those perks available to him. He thought that becoming part owner of an exclusive club would make his old man proud— his family needn’t know about what he does on the side to attain his wealth and standing—but when, one night, his father discovers his son’s double life, it only brings disappointment. Sins of the Son follows the compelling tale of Tony Tancredi’s life, and subsequent journey to redemption.

KRISTINE ABRAMS GRESH Kristine has been a freelance writer and an avid reader for several years. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in Anthem with her husband and son. She loves a good book and is determined to write one of her own someday.

Sounds titillating and incredible, right? Tony Tancredi was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. As a former boxing promoter and club owner in that city in the ’80s, his own experiences led him to write this book; one of the themes of which seems to be the universal desire of all sons to make their fathers proud. The other undeniably exciting factor is that Tony is currently working with several people in the movie industry in an effort to get this story to the big screen. Sins of the Son, the book and the future movie, is said to chronicle “a life every man dreams of and every man fears. It is a triumph of a little boy who refused to go down.” Of course, in next month’s column, we’ll chat with Tony and he’ll answer some questions for us about the book, his life, and the movie possibility. Enjoy the gorgeous Arizona spring weather and find a nice shady spot somewhere in 85086 and dive into Sins of the Son with me.


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Local judge Gerald A. Williams explains negligence. “I DIDN’T intend to do that. It was an accident.” What is one thing both of those statements have in common? Neither is a defense to negligence. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonable person would have in the same or similar circumstances. Intent generally

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has nothing to do with negligence. Instead, the focus is on whether the conduct was reasonable. If you are serving on a jury in a negligence case in Arizona, you’ll likely receive the following jury instruction: “Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. Negligence may consist of action or inaction. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonably careful person would act under the circumstances.” For example, nobody plans on being in a motor vehicle accident. But some, if not most, of us are careless from time-to-time when we’re driving. If that carelessness causes an accident, then the driver can be held responsible for medical bills and for vehicle repair costs. Establishing negligence requires proof of four elements: (1) The defendant owed some type of duty to the plaintiff; (2) The defendant breached a standard of acceptable conduct; (3) That breach caused a personal or economic injury to the plaintiff; and (4) The plaintiff has or will suffer an economic loss. That last element is

called damages. Negligence must be proven. The mere fact that an accident happened, in and of itself, does not establish negligence. Like any court case, evidence must be offered to establish what happened. Some of that evidence can be circumstantial. For example, it may be reasonable to conclude

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

What About Intentional Misconduct? There can also be civil liability for intentional actions. In these types of cases, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant actually intended to cause harm. Examples of intentional torts include assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. False imprisonment doesn’t have anything do with prisons. Instead, it occurs when someone unlawfully keeps another from leaving a small area, like a room. Intentional infliction of emotional distress can occur when a cruel practical joke (that wasn’t funny in the first place) backfires. For a possible example, see the 2004 film Mean Girls. It contains a scene where a teenager calls another teenager’s mother and pretends to be calling from Planned Parenthood with “test results.”

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that the presence of skid marks means that a vehicle was traveling at an excessive speed. Some types of negligence require the plaintiff to call an expert witness. This is especially true in nearly every medical malpractice case. A relatively healthy person does not expect to be worse off after their operation, but the fact that they are doesn’t prove that the surgeon did something wrong. To prove negligence, the patient would first need to establish that the surgeon did not follow a recognized medical standard of care. To do that, he must call another doctor as a witness to establish any mistakes that his doctor made. Whether it’s too easy or too hard to file negligence lawsuits remains an ongoing public policy debate. Some of this debate is often under a heading of “tort reform.” But regardless of your political views, if you file a negligence case (or any lawsuit), you can expect that you’ll be.

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fresh | WHEELS NEVER VEER OFF COURSE AGAIN The Pacifica offers semiautonomous features including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning plus, and park assist, which make road trips more enjoyable and safer. Meanwhile, if you get a hankering for dusting off your cowboy boots and exploring some unique spots in the southern part of Arizona, fill up your tank and check out the small town of Oracle, Arizona.

No Apologies The 2017 Pacifica Touring L Plus alleviates the minivan stigma. By Kristin Caliendo

THE STRUGGLE is real. Inevitably, there comes a point in most people’s lives when they have to let go of their old set of wheels and trade up to something more familyfriendly. It’s the classic suburban scenario. No doubt you’ve seen a dad at the car lot (you might even be one) moping around with his wife as they check out the latest minivan. He often gets the job of carrying the diaper bag and rushing their toddler, who is in full potty training mode, to the bathroom, while listlessly saying “pee-peeon-the-potty” for the umpteenth time. Meanwhile, he’s making a mental checklist of what life was like before the number of cup holders and cubic square feet of cargo actually became the hot topic at the dinner table. For added entertainment, you might even see this dad kick a tire or two when he thinks no one is looking. Unaware that she is torturing her husband, the wife asks the sales guy to show her (again) how the third row folds down,

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while triple checking that the double stroller fits in the space just right. This might go down as the longest day in this dad’s life— the family buckles into their shiny new family car, mom has a happy glow on her face, and dad sucks it up as the sales guy takes the keys to his old sports car followed by a patronizing nod. Fast-forward to my own personal account of our minivan purchase, I’ll admit, I was reluctant to let go of my former car. I had sworn off minivans, but couldn’t help but be fascinated by the ease and functionality of them. In short order, I joined the society of minivan-supporters worldwide and stopped making apologies to anti-vanners. Luckily for those of us parents who find ourselves waffling between the ease of transporting little people and resigning our formerly cool personas, there’s a solution. The folks over at Chrysler understood the struggle to move families while still be-

I test-drove the Pacifica on a quick two-hour drive southeast of Phoenix last month. You can kick up your boots by night at the Oracle Inn dancing to a live band, crash under the stars at the Cherry Valley Ranch Bed and Breakfast, and explore the Peppersauce Cave in the Catalina Mountains.

KRISTIN CALIENDO A writer, columnist, and doting mother of two. She shares stories about her hurried, worried, multitasking life on her blog She also writes about loving life after 40.

fresh | CULTURE Pioneer Living History Museum (623) 465-1052 3901 W. Pioneer Rd., Phoenix

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An historical building at the Pioneer Living History Museum.

Wild West Explore an authentic western town at the Pioneer Living History Museum. By Julie Carlson

MODERN SOCIETY has long had a fascination with the Wild West. Just look at shows like Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, and Bonanza. Experiencing the Old West is even the premise of one of today’s most popular and critically acclaimed shows, HBO’s Westworld. In this sci-fi show, visitors can step back in time at a futuristic Western-themed amusement park populated by robots. Although there aren’t androids at the Pioneer Living History Museum, there are volunteers who dress in period costume, along with offering educational events for the entire family. The Pioneer Living History Museum was founded in 1956 by The Pioneer Arizona Foundation, which consisted of former governors Paul Fannin and Wesley Bolin, and senators Carl Hayden and Barry Goldwater. These visionaries wanted to bring their love of Arizona history and its buildings to a special space for future generations to enjoy, discover, and learn about. “They saw they were going to lose Arizona’s history, and the buildings were be-

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ing bulldozed and torn down,” says Lynn Krieger, the Pioneer School coordinator. The official grand opening of the Pioneer Living History Museum was in 1969. “They transferred old buildings from all over Arizona—Prescott to Jerome to the Mogollon Rim—even from downtown Phoenix,” she says. The Pioneer Living History Museum is over 100 acres, about 93 of which visitors can walk around. There’re 10 original buildings and 15 reconstructed duplicates. Many of the buildings were too damaged once they came to Pioneer, but they’ve since made replicas. The Victorian House, an original from the 1890s, came from 7th Street in Phoenix. John Marion Sears, a cattle rancher and homesteader, acquired it. The Opera House, also original, was owned by the Goldwater Family in Prescott. It went through many changes, including a second hand store and a firehouse. “We have receptions there and a church that meets weekly,”says Krieger. “And dif-

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JULIE CARLSON A local freelance writer and an aspiring screenwriter.

ferent organizations rent it out. We also have the Gordon School from Payson that was a schoolhouse from 1880 to 1922.” A small staff and a retired group of volunteer educators run the nonprofit museum. At the Gordon School, a volunteer pretends to be a schoolmarm showing kids who participate in field trips what it was like to go to school during the 1800s. The schoolhouse was the first completely restored historical building at Pioneer. A dedication reads: “Faith, Foresight, and Fortitude Equal Pioneer Spirit.” Every year the Pioneer Living History Museum celebrates Arizona’s statehood. They have games, gunfights, and food items like hotdogs, hamburgers, kettle corn, and snow cones from their Chuckwagon Grill. For field trips, schools can also order lunch out if they want. The museum also features gold panning. “We have a set-up right down from the miners’ cabin to show how miners used to pan for gold,” explains Lynn. “Kids can take home a vial of pyrite. It’s a hands-on experience for visitors.” The museum also has a mock town with gunfight shows. Volunteers talk to kids about what to do if they found a gun, as well as other gun safety tips. A hay maze is also available for kids to run through and a trolley tour pulled by an old tractor. Many of the museum’s buildings can be rented out for events such as weddings and birthday parties. After Memorial Day, the museum has summer hours due to the heat, so make sure to check the website. People from all over the world have visited the museum from England to New Zealand. “Twice a year we have a Civil War reenactment,” says Lynn. “Made up of local people, they come usually around the first of November and January or February. They actually camp on the property, bring cannons, and showcase how they lived during the Civil War. We also have the Rebels and Redcoats, who come from all over the country once a year and camp for a few days. They wear English dress and have English accents. George Washington also makes an appearance.” Visitors can watch for no extra charge. For the Civil War reenactment, a volunteer will discuss Arizona’s own participation. One thing the museum is really excited about is the addition of the Phone Museum, which was relocated to Pioneer from downtown Phoenix. It’s a hands-on exhibit featuring Morse code machines, switchboards, phone booths, dial phones, and more. “If you want to learn and know how Arizona was started and how it was during that time period you should come see the Pioneer Living History Museum,” says Lynn.

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Business Brief Anthem’s Daisy Mountain Real Estate becomes a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties company. By Sarah Thornton

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Arizona Properties has acquired Daisy Mountain Real Estate, one of the top-selling real estate firms in Anthem. The firm was formerly a Coldwell Banker brokerage. Gary Drew, son of Daisy Mountain Real Estate founder Doreen Drew, will serve as sales manager of the busy 40-agent office. “We are thrilled to be a part of this busy and well-regarded real estate office,” says Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties. “It is a big step in our goal of moving through the I-17 corridor. This is our 13th office in Arizona, and we now have nearly 1,000 real estate sales executives providing the very best in sales and marketing services for both residential and commercial real estate.” Doreen was one of Anthem’s first residents in 1999 and has lived and worked here ever since. She sold her first Anthem home the same day she bought her own home. She founded Daisy Mountain Real Estate in 2003. “Doreen Drew will remain a vital part of the office and is the topselling real estate sales executive in Anthem,” says Mark. “Doreen and her team love the Anthem community and it shows with hundreds of home sales every year. They are the top-selling real estate team in this vibrant community.” “Our entire office is enthusiastic about joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties team,” says Doreen. “Our office has been a mainstay in the community, selling hundreds of Anthem and North Valley homes every year since 2003. Together we will continue our mantra of ‘Living Here & Loving It!’ in this beautiful and awardwinning community.”

Doreen and her team love the Anthem community and it shows with hundreds of home sales every year. They are the topselling real estate team in this vibrant community. —MARK STARK

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Laura and Josh Rogers The owners of Sweat are keeping the community fit. 85086 MAGAZINE recently sat down with Josh and Laura Rogers to find out about their unique brand of fitness.

2W  hat were the circumstances surrounding opening your business? My husband and I had only been married a little over a year and would soon be starting our family and finding our way in our careers. We both had always been passionate about fitness. Josh had been a personal trainer off and on for five years and wanted to train clients from home. His full-time job wasn’t something he loved doing, so his hobby was a way for him to stay connected with what he felt drawn to. We started Sweat in July 2005 and went from having six clients in the first month to over 60 clients in just six months. Our casita gym was soon bursting at the seams and we needed a solution. We began looking for a commercial space two and a half years after starting our home business. We opened our first location in 2008, expanded it in 2011, and ended up moving to our current location in 2012. The monsoon that hit Anthem in July 2012 did massive damage to our business. Although it was a hard transition and a lot of work, we soon realized that it was a blessing and that it was meant to be. It precipitated our permanent move to the Anthem Safeway shopping center. We’re approaching our 12th year in business and feel so blessed and grateful to have been involved in this awesome community for so long.

2W  hy did you decide to open your business in the North Valley? We moved here as newlyweds, from south Florida, to be close to Josh’s family and enjoy the weather and simply fell in love with Anthem. It wasn’t a tough decision to open our business in the North Valley. Our clients that we already had relationships with lived here and continued to give us business and referrals in Anthem. It was a natural decision to open our business here and watch it grow and thrive. We love this tightknit community and have made many lasting friendships. 2W  hat are some of the most challenging aspects of running your business? I think any business owner would agree that balancing work and family time is always challenging. We have four young and active kids. They require our best efforts and time every day. At the same time, owning your own business is constant work

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and the work never stops and needs constant attention and nurturing just like a breathing person would.

2W  hat differentiates your business from your competitors? What makes us different are the results and accountability we are known for. Josh developed a very specific format to our small group training workouts. It allows us to individualize each workout so many different types of clients can workout together in one group at a better rate without having to do the same things. Sweat’s workouts are effective and our staff cares about each client’s goals. In the past year, we have incorporated the Polar™ heart rate monitoring system which not only motivates clients as they see their calorie burn and data, but it allows the trainer to effectively train each client to their goal with proper recovery. We also offer the 23 Club™ which gives clients extra accountability and guidance on their diet. We hope clients are active one hour of the day, but what they do the other 23 hours are the most impactful and determine a client’s results. Sweat invests in state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology to give our clients the best and safest plan to reach their goal. On property, we have the Inbody™ medical scale to do a complete and thorough body analysis. This helps with realistic goal setting and keeps accountability the top of our priorities. 2 Do you participate in any local philanthropic efforts? Yes, we’re big supporters of local sports teams, especially Boulder Creek High School athletics. Josh has volunteered as a football coach over the years at BCHS and I was the original cheer coach when the school opened. We sponsor events and help many kids in the community with their fundraisers. We also host fundraisers for those needing medical donations and

Sweat (623) 551-5753 3655 W. Anthem Way, #A129, Anthem

have helped raise thousands of dollars for individuals and different causes. Every year, we participate in the Smile Train by Dr. Darren Flowers by hosting an annual Jingle Jog. This gives clients a free boot camp workout when they donate a new, unwrapped toy to a child in need during the holidays. We’ll often host a clothing drive to collect all the clothes our clients no longer can fit into and donate to the homeless.

2W  hat does the future hold for your business? We’ve always been interested in franchising Sweat. We know what Sweat offers is unique and once the timing is right, we know this will be able to come to fruition. Sweat continues to grow and improve in every aspect of our business. We stay on the cutting edge of technology, knowledge, equipment, and always make sure we apply improvements so our clients remain satisfied and get the best results possible. We’re excited to see what the future holds and will continue our commitment in helping our community get healthier—one workout at a time. 2W  hat’s one of your favorite memories/experiences as an Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member? I would say attending the first awards dinner with Casey Cottrell from Daisy Mountain Painting. It was so nice of him to invite us to the event. We made many new friends that night and joined the chamber the next day. We love the energy of our members and having a support system of other businesses that go through the same trials on a daily basis, which is comforting.


JOSH AND LAURA ROGERS What’s your biggest business pet peeve? Clutter What are you most proud of? Our family Best words of wisdom you’ve received? You never know what is going on in someone else’s life. Always be kind.

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business | SPOTLIGHT

To the Woods Team, local real estate is a family affair. By Michelle Talsma Everson

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“THIS IS WHY we love living in New River,” says Bonnie Woods Burns as she flips through cell phone photos of colorful sunsets and unspoiled desert views. While she captures these photos to share with others, she doesn’t have to look very far to see the scenic beauty—a long-time New River resident, her front room showcases a large window with a view of the mountains, desert, and a dirt road. Her parents, Woody and Patsy Woods, live within walking distance of her home. If the last name seems familiar, it’s because the Woods clan has been entrenched in the New River/Desert Hills area for decades as business owners, real estate agents, and active community members. “My parents were raised in the Phoenix area, back when you traveled through town by trolley,” Bonnie says. “They were childhood sweethearts; they’ve been together 60 years. They moved to California for a short while but soon moved back to Phoenix and then to New River 40 years ago, back when it was nothing but open desert.” Bonnie says that her family was drawn to the New River area for the fun of rural life; they were ranch owners and owned the Desert Hills Equestrian Center from 1988 to 1993. She adds that her dad was involved in the New River/Desert Hills Improvement Association, the Arizona Quarter Horse Association, and many other community organizations. “We moved to this area because we wanted to be self-sufficient,” recalls Woody Woods. “I grew up in downtown Phoenix though, so when it comes to the general Phoenix area, we [he and his wife] are natives. I got so involved in the New River community because I like people; I know a lot of locals and have been on several committees, especially when we owned the equestrian center. The move into real estate wasn’t a hard one.” Bonnie says that she and Woody officially started in real estate in 1994 after they closed the equestrian center. While many people would shy away from working with their relatives, forming the Woods Team seemed natural to the father-daughter duo. “I love the paperwork and he loves the social, so it’s a great fit,” Bonnie says. “He is a natural salesman; we work very well together. Depending on the point in our careers, we’ve been each other’s bosses at the same time.”  As a team, Bonnie and Woody have both owned their own business and worked with other companies. Seventeen years ago, Bonnie branched out and became a real estate broker as well, an area of the business she also enjoys. The duo currently works with Dominion Group Properties.  “We’ve been the leading real estate agents in the area for many years and were one of the top teams in the state,” Bonnie recalls.  With Dominion Group Properties, the Woods Team has an office location at 7th


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Street and Carefree Highway, near Ray’s Pizza, Bonnie affectionately notes. Both her and Woody mention the hometown pizza joint whenever possible as they remember meeting many clients and signing contracts over the years at the pizzeria where they began in real estate. “In my opinion, what separates us from a lot of real estate agents is the years of knowledge and history we have in this community,” Woody says.  “Plus dad just has this knack of finding properties that no one else can find!” adds Bonnie.  With decades under their belts, the Woods Team looks ahead as Woody moves into retirement on a part-time basis. “I stay active supporting Bonnie with my knowledge and expertise when she needs it,” he says.  To help expand their reach, Woody and Bonnie connected with fellow seasoned real estate agent Jonathan L. Baer.  “At first we were friendly competition, but as I did some transactions with them in the area I quickly came to respect their knowledge and history of the market place,” Jonathan says. “We decided to join our operations together because of our shared value system and goals to bring a local real estate brokerage back into Desert Hills and New River. Woody and Bonnie were instrumental in pushing me to acquire our office at 7th Street and Carefree. We opened the office location in April 2016 and haven't looked back.”  In addition to continuing their real estate business, Bonnie, along with her husband Dennis, are enjoying watching the next generation of New River residents grow as they raised three of their combined five children—and now are helping to raise one of their grandchildren—in New River. “We’ve watched New River and Desert Hills grow so much, but, out here, it still just feels calmer than it does closer to the city; there’s room to breathe and grow,” Bonnie says.  To learn more, visit


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Anthem market trends indicate an increase of $12,000 (5 percent) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $139, up from $134, according to

The Art of the Deal Keeping a cool (and reasonable mindset) during real estate transactions can make deals happen. By Shelley Sakala

A REALTOR is hired to represent the best interests of the client. That includes doing the research, performing the due diligence, and being a savvy negotiator. But one of the lesser-known (and truly important) services a Realtor provides is removing emotion from the home buying/ home selling process. People tend to get a little touchy during negotiations when there’s big money on the line. That’s why actors and athletes hire agents to do their bidding rather than jumping into the fray themselves. Hollywood agents (or Phoe-

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nix Realtors) can remain unemotional when their clients cannot. For example, homeowners will sometimes assign a dollar value to all their years of happy memories—above and beyond what the home is worth. And when a lower-than-expected offer comes in, the homeowner sees it as a personal insult. That’s how deals fall apart. But it’s the ability to keep the deal intact that makes a good Realtor. Negotiations over home price require skill, but at least they represent a clear path toward striking a deal. The real chal-

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2½ cups Gold Medal flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1½ cups Planters salted peanuts 2 sticks room temperature unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup sugar 2 cups creamy Skippy peanut butter 2 large eggs, room temperature 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Chop peanuts in a food processor. Beat butter and sugars for 2 minutes. Fold in peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Fold in the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped peanuts.

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

Mama G’s quick and simple recipe for a childhood classic is a guaranteed family favorite. MOST OF US have loved peanut butter since childhood. What would our school lunches be without a creamy or chunky peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a chunky peanut butter cookie? I'm sure you’ll agree that peanut butter is one of the tastiest things on earth. With that in mind, please enjoy my quick and simple peanut butter cookies. They’re a guaranteed family favorite.

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Use an ice cream scoop to drop cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Use a fork dusted with flour to press down on the cookies to make a crisscross. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

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