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Contents SEPTEMBER 2017 || VOL. 4 ISS. 10

HOME SWEET HOME The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living

fresh 8


home 30



Science projects

Fun things to do in September





Dogtown Lake

Happy birthday, America?






True adventure



Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

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CHAMBER CORNER Tyler and Travis Ringe



Grilled shrimp salad

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r e u t a e f

Better Botox



Fall trends



An original puzzle



An original puzzle

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Don’t forget, Justin Simons clients get a FREE DONUT from Sweetheart Donuts!

Justin Simons, Agent 3655 W. Anthem Way Anthem, AZ 85086


Receive a $10 Gift Card With Every New Quote Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. ®®


$30 For 30 DAYS September ONLY! Redeem During Staffed Hours.

Head to the monthly New Friends of the Library Meeting held the third Wednesday of each month. Free. 7 p.m. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem.


Enjoy Parent’s Night Out. Parents drop off children, ages 3 to 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. All children attending must be potty trained. $18, first child. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Anthem Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. For more information, call (623) 879-3011.


Starlight Community Theater is holding an all-ages audition for A Christmas Story. Be prepared to do some cold reading and group interaction. Please bring your personal calendar, audition form, theater resume (optional) and headshot (optional). The audition entrance is through stage door in the back. Production fee per cast member, $150. Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr., Phoenix.

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Parkside, along with partner Goodwill of Central Arizona, hosts a Community-wide Garage sale. 7 a.m. With questions regarding the garage sale or the registration process, contact Veronica Carlton at (623) 742-4562.

• All Inclusive Group Fitness Classes-Yoga, Zumba, HIIT • Silver Sneakers & Prime Memberships


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Happy Birthday, America? Judge Gerald A. Williams questions if we should celebrate America’s birthday in September.

THE FOURTH of July remains one of my favorite holidays; but is our nation’s birthday actually in September? Let’s look at some key historical dates, all of which happened in September. September 9, 1776: Congress names our new nation the United States of America September 18, 1776: George Washington laid the cornerstone to the capitol building September 3, 1783: The Treaty of Paris is signed September 17, 1797: Constitutional convention concludes September 13, 1814: Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that became our national anthem

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In July 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence announcing that “these United Colonies, are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” However, referring to yourself as the “United Colonies” when you were declaring that you were no longer a colony was, at best, logically inconsistent. Legislation adopted on Sept. 9, 1776, declared that the phrase “United Colonies” would be replaced with “United States.” In so doing, our new nation had a name. But it arguably wasn’t a country yet. The American Revolution officially ended when John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay signed the Treaty of Paris on Sept. 3, 1783. Article 1 begins, “His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States …”

The treaty also recognized boundaries, fishing rights, and navigation rights to the Mississippi River. The USA was now a country that was recognized under international law. However, the most important document was yet to come. When George Washington was preparing the final draft of his farewell address, he apparently dated it to coincide with the nine-year anniversary of the adoption of our original Constitution. It is worth remembering how our Constitution begins. Before there was a Bill of Rights, delegates agreed on Article I’s outline of the legislative branch. Things like the Origination Clause, which requires legislation that raises revenue to begin in the House, rather than the Senate, may seem like a dull technicality. However, it was by design. The legislative branch was and is the key to our Constitutional system of separation of powers. This remains especially true for the House of Representatives because while Senators represent entire states, Congressmen represent people in proportion to their numbers. So whether our nation’s birth month should be celebrated in July or in September may be debatable. However, what should neither be debated, nor forgotten, is the central importance of our Constitution. Daniel Webster, who served in the House, the Senate, and as Secretary of State, once stated, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again.”

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 FREEDOM FROM SLAVERY? It’s impossible to reconcile the focus that many of our founding fathers had on liberty and on inalienable rights with their ownership of slaves. But slavery was not a uniquely American issue. Throughout history, there have been slaves. Even though the People of Israel had been slaves, after they were free, their law authorized a thief, who could not pay restitution, to be sold (at least temporarily) into slavery. (Exodus 22: 1, 3) Aristotle regarded slavery a regrettable necessity. St. Augustine thought that slavery was caused by sin; but also believed that it was inevitable. What is uniquely American about slavery is that our army successfully fought a civil war to abolish it. A key document in the eventual abolishment of slavery was also prepared during a September.

Getting to Higher Ground



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On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the first Emancipation Proclamation. Although it was preliminary and limited in scope, it did declare that as of Jan. 1, 1863, “all persons held as slaves” in 10 designated states would be “forever, free.” In so doing, Lincoln clearly made the Civil War primarily about the abolition of slavery.

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Brothers in Business

THE OWNERS OF PROSKILL PLUMBING, HEATING, & AIR ARE ALL ABOUT KEEPING IT LOCAL. TYLER AND TRAVIS Ringe, the brothers behind ProSkill Plumbing, Heating, & Air, are dedicated to serving the community and giving back to the area they call home. 85086 Magazine recently sat down with the duo to learn how they got their business off the ground.

2 W  hat were the circumstances surrounding you opening your business? Travis and I grew up in the building field, working with our father, Brian, who is a general contractor and custom home builder. When the recession struck, we decided to go work in the “recession proof ” field of plumbing service and repair. As my brother and I worked in the field together, we began to see the solutions to the many problems other businesses experienced working in Anthem. We decided, at that point, we should start our own company and with the benefit of my first time home buyer credit of $8,000, along with the savings we had built up,

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together bought our first truck, tools, materials, and our first quarter of advertising. We officially opened our doors spring of 2009.

2 W  hy did you decide to open your business in the North Valley? My brother and I grew up in Cave Creek and the North Valley is all we knew. We used to joke that our service area did not extend south of Bell Road because we would get lost if we ventured further. Working in a small geographical area has also been very beneficial to our business. We knew going in to it that the North Valley has a very small town feel and people talked. For companies that provide good customer service and a good value, this is a powerful advantage. 2 D  o you own/operate any other businesses? If so, what? And, how do those endeavors complement this business? We ventured into the HVAC field a few years after starting up the

The Ringe Brothers

ProSkill Plumbing Heating & Air is looking for honest, experienced, and talented plumbing, water treatment, and HVAC technicians to join their ever-growing team. They offer top hourly compensation plus bonuses and paid benefits including health, dental, vision, and life. Email for more information. plumbing side of the business. We saw a real opportunity coming, as all the homes built in the “boom” were aging rapidly into the time frame when major system failures would become common. Plumbing and air conditioning are very complimentary services because when a customer is in need of one service, and are happy with our performance, they often end up using our other services.

2 W  hat are some of the most challenging aspects of running your business? Our largest challenge is finding qualified plumbing and HVAC technicians. There is a huge shortage of qualified plumbing and HVAC technicians in the skilled labor field and this is exacerbated by the fact that we are based in the North Valley. Most of the larger plumbing and HVAC companies are based more centrally in


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food | COOK

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Salad PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

FOR THE SHRIMP: Extra virgin olive oil, as needed 3 jumbo shrimp (U4/6), peeled and deveined 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1½ tsp. kosher salt 2 tsp. cracked black pepper 2 limes, halved FOR THE SALAD: Extra virgin olive oil, as needed 1 jalapeño ½ shallot, peeled and sliced thin 1 avocado, peeled, cored and medium diced 1 orange, peeled and medium diced ¼ cup frisée lettuce kosher salt cracked black pepper FOR THE SHRIMP: Marinate the shrimp in the parsley, garlic, salt, and 1½ of the lime juice for 10 minutes. Heat the grill pan to medium high heat. Grill the shrimp on each side for two to three minutes. Grill the last ½ of lime in the pan also, to caramelize the lime.

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When done cooking, toss the shrimp and lime in a bowl with the caramelized lime juice and extra virgin olive oil. Place the shrimp atop the salad.

FOR THE SALAD: Roast the jalapeño over an open flame or under the broiler until the skin chars. Then, remove the pepper from the heat and put it in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap for five minutes. Remove the chili from the bowl and scrape off the skin and remove the seeds. Then, slice the chili into thin strips. Mix the rest of the salad ingredients together with the roasted jalapeño. Season with extravirgin olive oil, kosher salt, and cracked black pepper.


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better | BEAUTY

Better Botox Dr. Kelly Collins on how zinc and digestive enzymes help achieve better and longer-lasting results. CLINICAL RESEARCH shows that taking mineral zinc, along with digestive enzymes that assist in absorption of the zinc, makes Botox last about 30 percent longer. Botox injections are fantastic at smoothing lines and wrinkles on the face and neck and are also used to diminish migraine severity/frequency and temporarily stop excessive sweating under the arms and on the palms of the hands. The positive effects of Botox generally last about three to four months depending on the individual’s lifestyle and biochemical composition. If you’re the type of person who loves to do intense exercise or enjoys being around heat, your metabolism is probably amped up enough where your Botox may not have long-lasting effects. Taking oral zinc and digestive enzymes a few days before and after a Botox treatment, though, has been shown to make the Botox work better and last longer. Not many physicians are aware that Botox belongs to a family of enzymes called zinc metalloproteinases. The enzymes in this family actually require zinc to act as a catalyst so the Botox can be effective. We do have zinc in our bodies, but we may not have enough of this mineral to support the required mechanisms necessary for Botox to work well. There’s even experimentation that shows that when Botox is treated with an agent that removes or chelates zinc from the Botox, it will not be effective at all. Digestive enzymes called proteases help with the absorption of the zinc, so taking them at the same time as you take the zinc is important. Even though our bodies make digestive enzymes to help break down the food we eat, we are constantly under stress, may eat a diet poor in nutrients, and have exposure to more tox-

ins than ever before. This means our ability to make adequate enzymes takes a huge hit. That is why supplementing our bodies with digestive enzymes helps us absorb nutrients better and also decreases inflammation. So, before you schedule your next Botox appointment, make sure you talk to a qualified, trained Botox injector who’ll guide you on where to find the purest physician-grade zinc and digestive enzymes so that you can be prepared to get the most out of your Botox treatment. I’ve always wondered why Botox doesn’t last more than six to eight weeks on my body. I’m sure the fact that I do hot yoga a few times a week plays a big role in speeding up my metabolism making me burn through Botox more quickly. But, maybe my body just doesn’t have adequate amounts of naturally occurring zinc to support the effectiveness and duration of my Botox. I’m definitely going to start a “zinc and digestive enzyme regimen” before my next Botox treatment.

DR. KELLY COLLINS Dr. Kelly Collins has been a member of the Premier Wellness team and a provider of care in Anthem since 2015.

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ACROSS 1 Do something 4 Apparel 8 Crockpot creation 12 Thickness 13 Radius neighbor 14 Head 15 Bribe 16 Paper quality 17 Hebrew month 18 Cosmetic item 21 “Of course” 22 Young fellow 23 Ivanhoe author 26 Rarin’ to go 27 Vagrant 30 Aesopian also-ran 31 Berth 32 Foundation 33 Ram’s partner 46 || || SEPTEMBER 2017

34 Plague 35 Tier 36 Spread seeds 37 Household member 38 Paperwork specialists 45 Met melody 46 Annoys 47 Have a bug 48 Volition 49 Reebok rival 50 Masseur’s workplace 51 Gotta have 52 FBI employee 53 Evergreen type DOWN 1 Church section 2 Satiate 3 Sort 4 Structure on a tank

5 Spreads for bread 6 Chew away at 7 Tried 8 Shell out 9 Body powder 10 Needle case 11 Healthy 19 Computer unit 20 Dine 23 The lady 24 Cornfield call 25 Tramcar load 26 Driver’s license datum 27 Fundy, for one 28 Work with 29 Mal de _____ 31 Pete Weber’s game 32 Dog owner’s chore 34 Luau treat 35 Diminish 36 Burn with steam 37 Authentic 38 Chess piece 39 Ontario neighbor 40 Cleo’s water 41 Proper companion? 42 Uncomplicated 43 Mature 44 Deli salad

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