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feature 42 EDUCATIONAL LEADERS
Meet five local educators who make students and learning a priority
food 24 SPOTLIGHT
Auto shop owner wins AAA award
50 HOME COOKING Cooking for two
fresh 8 BETWEEN NEIGHBORS Publishers’ note
Fun things to do in August
28 CHAMBER CORNER Meet Justin R. Simons
How to create a homework routine
Seen in the community
A delicious read
A summer tale of seven cities
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Anti-aging tricks for your hands
Ladder down for results
Summer blond––part two
Colorful AZ characters
A fabulously fun baby shower
The Constitution and Bill of Rights
High school reporter says, “Goodbye”
Pharmacists talk swimmer’s ear
An original Linda Thistle puzzle
An original Myles Mellor crossword
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fresh | MOMENTS
THINGS TO DO… AUGUST
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The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots meet to listen to educational speakers, authors, and candidates for public office. The meetings also include an opportunity for involvement in both supporting and holding elected officials accountable as well as updates on issues being addressed or considered by various local, state, and federal officials. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Anthem Civic Center 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. daisymountainteapartypatriots.com
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The North Valley Regional Library offers the Made By Hand program every Thursday at 1 p.m. where those who knit, crochet, macramé, or do anything else with fiber can join others to share their accomplishments and knowledge. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. mcldaz.org
Desert Hockey Development will host a free Youth Hockey Clinic at the Gila River Arena from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. After a 60-minute clinic, everyone will participate in a scrimmage to put everyone’s skills to the test. All equipment will be provided. Gila River Arena, 9400 Maryland Ave., Glendale. deserthockeydevelopment.com
The Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary will present its first annual silent auction and benefit dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a cash bar, a buffet, and prizes. The goal of the evening is to raise money and awareness for the 32 previously abused and unwanted horses the sanctuary houses. Tickets start at $60. Carefree Resort and Conference Center, 37220 N. Mule Train Rd., Carefree. tierramadrehorsesanctuary.org
Sommelier David Newton returns to the North Valley Regional Library for WINE 102: Wines and Wine Pairing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn how to pair different wines with certain food, and Newton will be available for all questions. This class is a followup to Newton’s class last year. North Valley Regional Library. 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem.
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Reflections Massage Therapy hosts a Book Club on the second Tuesday of every month at the Anthem Civic Center. Participants read a variety of fiction and nonfiction novels and discuss their thoughts and feelings about the content, composition, and author. Anthem Civic Center, 3701 W. Anthem Way., Anthem. azreflections.massagetherapy.com
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The North Valley Regional Library will host an Adult Beginning Yoga Class from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Yoga is a relaxing activity that improves
strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance and is a great addition to
any exercise routine. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. mcldaz.org
Musical Theatre of Anthem will be hosting auditions for Shrek the Musical JR., based on the DreamWorks film. This is a great opportunity for children interested in acting, and all participants will perform. For ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Performances start Sept. 24. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem. musicaltheatreofanthem.org
4 Peaks Racing will host the Anthem Sprint Triathlon, an athletic event for youth and adults. The course consists of a 5 km run, a 20 km bike race, and a 400 m swim to the finish line. This course is a great way to start your fall racing season. Anthem Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. 4peaksracing.com
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Army Promotion Ceremony WHERE
Anthem Veterans Memorial
One day before the U.S. Army’s 240th birthday, members of the 1-415th Regiment gathered for U.S. Army Master Sergeant Kristie L. Cather’s promotion ceremony. The first promotion ceremony to be held at the AVM since the dedication in 2011, the morning served to remind her family, friends, and guests in attendance of the strength, pride, and patriotism of our veterans. —Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Turner
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fresh | FAREWELL
Max Calderone (#2) and the Boulder Creek baseball seniors with Coach McDonald.
“While looking back on my years as a Jaguar and looking ahead to my time as a Bear, one thing stands out above all others: home.”
Goodbye 85086 Magazine’s high school reporter Max Calderone heads off to college. By Max Calderone Photos by Jen Calderone
IT’S TRULY BEEN the most incredible calendar year of my life. I’ve made so many unforgettable memories throughout my senior year at Boulder Creek High School. It’s gratifying to reflect on the accolades I have been honored with and the special events that I’m lucky to have been a part of. I could not be any more grateful for the past 12 months; I will forever cherish them. I remember one year ago, I was writing a story about the 2014 World Cup while riding home from a road trip. I decided I would submit it to a local publication with the hopes of a nice review and maybe even a chance at writing further pieces. The staff at 85086 Magazine welcomed me with open arms and quickly took me in as part of the team. By now, I’ve written 12 columns, and this will be my final one. As a writer, I have grown tremendously since I started writing for 85086. I’ve been able to combine my love for sports with my affinity for writing and share that with the community I love so dearly. To see my name in a publication around town is such a special treat. And receiving all the support and kind praise for the pieces I
have written is humbling. I have to thank Sondra Barr, 85086’s managing editor, for providing me with the opportunity to write for this publication. She has put up with the hectic schedule of a student athlete at BC and a very involved resident of Anthem. I’m beyond grateful for the experience and knowledge I have gained working under her and the chance she gave me to grow in the field of journalism. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor. As for me, I’ll be heading off to Texas to attend Baylor University. I will be majoring in journalism, and I’m planning to add a minor in Spanish. I am very excited to join a renowned program at Baylor that will allow me to continue improving as a writer and further pursue a career as a journalist. While looking back on my years as a Jaguar and looking ahead to my time as a Bear, one thing stands out above all others: home. Anthem has been my home for 13 years, and the 85086 community is responsible for shaping me into the person I am today. Even though I’m leaving home, I couldn’t possibly forget where I’m
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The Fast Track Tobias Auto Shop wins AAA award through hard work and friendly service. By Sara Goodwin
IT WAS ALWAYS a dream for auto shop entrepreneur Andy Tobias to open his own repair shop. And in 1989, just over 10 years after marrying his high school sweetheart, Louise, his dream became a reality when he opened Tobias’ Automotive Specialists, Inc. in Cave Creek. Andy attended an automotive technical/vocational school during his high school years. Following his graduation and marriage, he worked as a technician in several shops and in two dealerships. He rose to lead technician in a prominent service facility in Phoenix, but he couldn’t shake the dream to own his own business. In 1985, a parts representative from one of his suppliers approached Andy about becoming a partner for a business in Cave Creek. “Through great advice from my fatherin-law, Ned Mullan, I turned down the opportunity,” he says. “He was instrumental in slowing me down.” Andy gained valuable experience learning how a well-run and profitable shop operates, but Ned knew that his sonin-law didn’t have any practical management experience and came to his aide. He put Andy in touch with a friend who owned a profitable auto parts store with a floundering auto repair shop. The friend took Andy on. “Within three months, he had achieved his revenue goals,” Andy says. After three years at that shop, Andy purchased a building and land at a foreclosure auction and set up shop. After Tobias’ Automotive Specialists was established Andy and Louise moved to Cave Creek in 1991, where they raised their
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Louise and Andy Tobias, owners of Tobias’ Automotive
two sons. He opened another location in Anthem in 2001 because it fit his business model: rural, hometown, and community. It was the third building in the area, Andy says. “Nevertheless, we survived and thrived.”
Now, AAA has named both of Tobias’ locations as Top Shop Award winners— seven consecutive years for Cave Creek and four for Anthem. This award doesn’t come easy—of all the auto shops in the state, only 35 received the award.
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Justin R. Simons A strong believer in giving back to his community, this mover and shaker is making waves. By Lew Rees Photo by Mike Spinelli
JUSTIN R. SIMONS opened his State Farm Insurance Agency in June of 2002 offering auto, home, and life insurance as well as banking products and financial planning. Justin speaks highly of his customers and employees, “I am blessed to have such wonderful customers that support us each and every day. Also, I couldn’t do it without the team around me.” Justin is a strong believer in giving back to his community and those around him. He supports as many local charitable events, youth sports, and fundraisers as possible, and considers the Anthem area as having so many opportunities to be charitable and involved. Some of his community involvement: board member of the Preferred Business at Anthem organization, chair of the Economic Development Committee on behalf of the Anthem Community Council, assistant football
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Designate a place for supplies We want our children to become adept problem solvers who can work collaboratively as well as independently. So when little sister decides to repurpose the tree in Jack’s Grand Canyon diorama to landscape Barbie’s Glam Camper, how will Jack fix this problem if he doesn’t know where the glue is?
Create habits One of the best ways to form a new habit is to link it to something you already do with fidelity. If your darlings march through the door every day after school and head straight for the fridge, they’ve got the beginning of a routine. The next step is to invest some time and help them link cleaning up after snack time to pulling out their homework agenda. As time goes on, gradually remove yourself from their routine.
Incentives Giving kids specific praise like “Your handwriting is so easy to read. You must have been really focused” tells them exactly what they did well and increases the odds that they will do it again in the future. While I’m not typically a fan of extrinsic rewards, research has shown that a little bribery can reap powerful benefits when implementing a new habit. Please use this one judiciously, though!
Consequences As for the consequences of unfinished homework, try Love and Logic. It sounds like this: “You didn’t do your spelling homework, Emma? What a bummer. You’ll have to complete that instead of
seeing your friends at Girl Scouts tonight.” Lead with compassion and allow for natural consequences. And, who knows, maybe if you train the littles well enough now, they’ll be doing your taxes come 2016!
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into our timelines. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t, but for the frequent golfer, it can be important to cover all the bases in our search for discounted tee times and the best golf experience. Anthem Golf & Country Club, Dove Valley RanchGolf Club, The 500 Club, and The Legend at Arrowhead all have Facebook pages (so give ’em a Like). GPSi is a great example of golf-course tech. The 500 Club currently uses their signature Visage software, which provides them the ability to track and monitor the pace of play (and dispatch the marshal to remedy the problem group—usually mine, wink). It also keeps scores electronically and e-mails them to players, senses when players approach the turn, and electronically offers the lunch menu in perfect time to pick it up from the grill. The tracker knows the location of your golf cart and restricts you from driving into disallowed territory by completely shutting your motor off. (It’s called geofencing, and please, don’t ask me how I know this. All I’ll say is that a shot of Fireball was involved.) It even alerts the cart barn when your cart has a low battery. I think I’m just spending five hours chasing a ball, but the course knows my deepest, darkest secrets (such as the fact that I sometimes hit a drive in the direction of New Mexico). The newest idea includes electronic flagsticks. While I don’t know that any course in the Valley uses them, it seems like a useful technology for monitoring pace of play. It goes like this: Your group pulls the flagstick, putts, and then returns the flagstick back into the hole. The group behind you should pull that same flagstick in 13 minutes if they’re playing at the right pace for the course, and if they are not, the clubhouse sees that and can address it right away. And then there are apps. You may already use an app on your smartphone for the PGA or LPGA, but did you know that your favorite course may have its own app, too? Such is the case for Anthem Golf & Country Club and Lookout Mountain. Anthem Golf & Country Club’s app will have more functionality in the future, but for now it replaces their entire yardage book. Until next time, may all your putts be short ones.
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Treats Our dessert table was so much fun to put together—we had something for everyone. The centerpiece was the flower-topped cake. We also added cupcakes with “It’s a Girl” printables, watercolor cookies, and a dessert in a cup made of pound cake, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. No party is complete without glitter, so I added some to the spoons. One of my favorite parts of the table is the ice pop treats! I found these all-natural, gluten- and dairy-free ice pops and served them on ice.
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Beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert offers anti-aging tricks for your hands. WE ARE ALWAYS searching for the fountain of youth, and typically, our focus is our face. Yet one of the most age-telling body features is our hands. Considered one of the most abused and exposed areas of the body, our hands can give away our age very quickly. Even if we have worked to maintain a youthful face, aged hands can often cause us to look older than we truly are. As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and the fatty layer of the hand disappears; the skin is then more translucent and shriveled, and you see underlying structures like bones, tendons, and veins. Excessive exposure to sunlight, cleaning agents, or daily wear and tear can leave the backs of the hands damaged. Thanks to advances in aesthetics, we can now restore youth to aged hands. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (aka age spots) and a loss of fatty tissue. Let’s explore your options. It’s important to understand different issues such as what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, and costs. Keep in mind that cosmetic surgery is just that: a surgical procedure whose results cannot simply be erased and is not always the best option. By the way, very few surgeons consider performing a nip and tuck of the hands. Let’s keep it simple and explore a more reasonable option. What are the different types of hand-rejuvenation treatments? There are various types of procedures for treating aging hands. One must address discoloration, loss of volume, and texture. Note that unfortunately, most medical insurance providers do not cover cosmetic-surgery procedures. All of these options possess their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques. The more common include: Photofacial treatment: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark age spots can be gently removed. Average cost per treatment ranges from $99–$200. The number of treatments required will vary but is generally one to three. This treatment should be redone once a year to maintain results, and use of SPF and topical vitamin C is highly recommended. Reduction of spots usually occurs one week after treatment. Injectable filler (fat, collagen, and other): When these fillers are injected into the hands, they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance. Depending on the severity
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of deflation, the hands require two to three syringes to achieve a more youthful and smooth appearance. Such fillers can range from $400 to $600 a syringe and take under an hour to complete. The effects of this treatment can last one to two years. Keep in mind that there can be bruising or swelling after the injection and it can take up to two weeks to disappear. The results are instant! Skin-care topicals—retinoids (Retin-A) and hydroquinone: Moisture is very important when optimizing the appearance of your hands. We all concede that skin requires more moisture as the years go by. Rehydrating the skin can be something simple and can be done on a daily basis to achieve the goal of keeping hands supple. It’s never too late to start. Some wrinkling is nothing more than premature dehydration. Sclerotherapy: A sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear. Aging is a natural process that happens to all of us. Whether you prefer to age naturally or you wish to maintain a more youthful appearance, it’s important to seek out a professional to evaluate what’s best for you. Make no mistake about it—if you invest in the care of your face, you should not ignore your hands—their appearance can be a deal breaker.
Home-care recommendations: • Cleanse with a non-soap product, using an exfoliating sponge. This helps to remove dead cells and create new layers. • Apply a vitamin C topical product. This is extremely helpful in preventing sun damage from occurring but does not replace SPF. • Always use moisture lotion and SPF protection (minimum of 30).
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