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Look cool this fall with versatile pieces of denim to mix, match, and layer for stylishly smooth transitions.

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better 20 WEATHER

When to break out the winter shorts




Fun things to do in October


Economical tips to save big this season


Boulder Creek High senior Austin Joyce aims to succeed



The 85086 Book Club turns towards a spooky yarn




Are you as smart as a Boy Scout?

32 C ELEBRATIONS How to throw a glam Halloween party

34 GET TO KNOW Elizabeth Hausman


Local couple brings a touch of France to their home



Seen in the community



Halloween: no fun for Fido


Fun and easy craft projects

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Yummy treats for a mystery party


Local stylist Martin Weston talks facial hair


Five tips to help you stay focused


Jacqueline Starr-Hubert talks “cruelty-free” labeled products


Ask the local pharmacist


An original Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan puzzle


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between neighbors Denim Rules Young or old, nearly everyone has a pair of jeans. Denim is comfortable and inherently hip, and you can effortlessly pair it with nearly anything in your closet. What does this have to do with 85086? Well, as it turns out, there’s a wonderful boutique in town that carries the latest jeans and styles from the Adam Toren Publisher hottest brands around. With this in adam@85086magazine.com mind, our team headed to Swankys to check it out and found it to be the perfect spot to shoot our fall fashion spread. We love supporting local businesses and we know you like to look good, so check out our cover story for examples on how to rock your wardrobe this season with versatile pieces of denim to mix, match, and layer for stylishly smooth transitions. The best part—you can find all these looks right around the corner! Speaking of right around the corner, we also step inside the home of a local couple who’ve incorporated a touch of France into their Anthem abode. Then, we head to the kitchen of our new food columnist, Lydia O’Connor, aka The Desert Baroness. Lydia’s a Desert Hills resident who shares all the yummy details for a delicious night of Halloween revelry. Yes, believe it or not, Halloween will be here before you know it, which has us excited for the arrival of cooler weather. Now that we’re talking about weather, Shelley Sakala is a meteorologist and a former weather anchor/ reporter at ABC15 who still enjoys talking about the weather, which she does really well. Check out her article this month to find out when you can break out the winter shorts, or rather, the leather jacket you see on the cover. That jacket has one of our team members wishing temps would dip Matthew Toren below 80 degrees so that she can whip Publisher it out already. Until then, sit back and matthew@85086magazine.com enjoy this issue filled with what your neighbors are up to.

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85086 Magazine is published 12 times a year for full saturation distribution in Anthem, Tramonto, Desert Hills, and New River. You can also pick up 85086 Magazine at many businesses including specialty shops, salons, spas, auto dealerships, libraries, children’s and women’s specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants, health clubs, hotels, medical offices, and many rack locations. Statements, opinions, and points of view expressed by the writers and advertisers are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of the publishers, editors, or 85086 Magazine staff. Although 85086 Magazine has made every effort to authenticate all claims and guarantee offers by advertisers in the magazine, we cannot assume liability for any products or services advertised herein. No part of 85086 Magazine may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any editorial or advertising matter at any time. Postmaster: Please return all undeliverable copies to 85086 Magazine, 3120 W. Carefree Hwy., Ste. 1-128, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Yearly subscriptions available; twelve issues mailed directly to your mailbox for $19.95 per year (within the U.S.). All rights reserved. ®2014 85086 Magazine. Printed in the USA.

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PumpkinCarving Tips

Select the proper tools when tackling the carving and preserving of your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern. Tools • A serrated knife is a good option for creating a hole in the pumpkin. So the pumpkin sits level, carve the hole in the bottom of the pumpkin rather than in the top. This will also make it easier to rest the pumpkin over a light source. • Have an ice cream scoop or large metal spoon on hand to remove the pumpkin seeds. • Paring knives work best for carving designs into the pumpkin, while battery-operated, pumpkin-carving knives are good for intricate designs. Preserving a Carved Pumpkin • Pumpkin rot is caused by mold and dehydration. Try covering the carved areas and interior of your Jack-O-Lantern with petroleum jelly, which will help slow the growth of mold and keep moisture in. • Another alternative to prevent mold is to mix a small amount of bleach in a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the inside of the pumpkin with the mixture to ward off mold.

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Things to Do… OCTOBER

Compiled by Maia Lopes-Gilbert


Lace up those running shoes and grab a water bottle for Outlets at Anthem’s 10th Annual Shopping Extravaganza! This limited-admission charity fundraising event features one-day-only offers; a special shopper lunch, wine, and dessert bar; and opportunities to win several fantastic prizes, including more than $30,000 worth of gift cards from participating retailers. Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix. outletsanthem.com

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Meet with the Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to chat with city officials about the current issues in and around the Anthem Community. 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com/events


Head to the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon for Back the Badge Bull Riding. Enjoy live music, kids’ festivities, and more starting at 11 a.m. Three rounds of live bull riding begin at 8 p.m. Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy., New River. (623) 465-7888. roadrunnersteakhouse.com


Listen to a free concert and drink some free coffee at Java & Jammin’, where acoustic performers take their places on the terrace of the Anthem Civic Building

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from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com/event /java-jammin



Head to The Shops at Norterra for Howl-o-ween. Enjoy trick-or-treating for pets and children, costume contests, photos, face painting, a Halloween craft, and more. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Shops at Norterra, 2546 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix. norterrashopping.com

Attend the Musical Theatre of Anthem’s production of the exciting new musical version of Charlotte’s Web, which brings a new dimension to E.B. White’s beloved classic. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem. musicaltheatreofanthem.org


Celebrate St. Rose Parish’s 10th Anniversary with two days of Oktoberfest festivities. On Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy casino night, fireworks, live German music, and more! On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the festivities continue with live music, a kids’ zone, laser tag, an auction, a puppet show, and more. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Parish, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem. stroseparishaz.org


Try a variety of treats and snacks, sip on wondrous tea, and relax at Anthem Community Center’s Tea on The Terrace from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit onlineatanthem.com/event /tea-terrace

Fall-Specific Festivals to Check Out OCT. 1 THROUGH NOV. 9 Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze Tolmachoff Farms 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale tolmachoff-farms.com

OCT. 23 THROUGH 31 The Great Pumpkin Festival Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix dbg.org

OCT. 25 & 26 Anthem Autumnfest Anthem Community Park 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem onlineatanthem.com/autumnfest

EVERY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze Mortimer Family Farms 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey mortimerfamilyfarms.com


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Fundraiser benefiting Gary Johnstone and Trevor Crouse WHERE

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Off-duty Phoenix firefighter Gary Johnstone, a parent at Gavilan Peak School, died along with Trevor Crouse, a GPS alumni, after falling from a rappelling site at Camelback Mountain in August.


Red balloons floating in the sky above the GPS baseball fields. —Photos by Travis McMaster and Gina Brown

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A Spooky Yarn The 85086 Book Club turns to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as this month’s unusual reading selection. Autumn. Fall. Crisp, brightly colored leaves? Pumpkin patches? Possible snow? Actually, the season plays out in such different ways, depending on the location. Here in the 85086 neighborhood, it seems to mean that we switch to heated pools for swimming, we can (comfortably) hit the hiking trails again, and the nighttime temps hover somewhere around perfection. We decorate for Halloween and maybe plan a cul-de-sac fire pit night or two. But wherever you are, this season seems to conjure up images of cozying up with a good book and a hot beverage, because there’s just something extra

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cozy about fall. And if you imagine hard enough, there’s also something a little spooky in the air during this month—especially especially leading up to Halloween. So let’s run with those two ideas and choose a book to match. Let’s try Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It’s been called an “unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.” Not only was it a New York Times #1 Best Seller but it also remained on the best seller list for more than 52 consecutive weeks! Told from the point of view of 16-year-old Jacob Portman, it is said to be a haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, interspersed with authentic vintage photographs that the author used as a base for the story. Jacob had a special bond with his grandfather, who told bizarre tales (with accompanying photos) of levitating girls and invisible boys. After the grandfather’s unexpected death, Jacob is given a mysterious letter that sends him on a journey to the remote Welsh island where his grandfather grew up. He finds the children from the photographs— alive and well—despite the islanders’ assertion that all were killed decades ago. As Jacob begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects

Kristine Abrams Gresh 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. he is being trailed by a monster only he can see. Sounds just about creepy enough, right? Let us know how unsettling you find it if you pick it up and give it a try. And in keeping with what seems to be common practice for this book club, the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie is in the making (with Tim Burton as director!) and is said to be on schedule for a 2016 release. Happy (and hopefully a little scary) reading!

After I finished and thoroughly enjoyed our last selection, C.C. Harrison’s, Picture of Lies, I felt that not only did I get an engaging story but I also learned a bit about Monument Valley and Navajo culture. It was a fun read by a local author, and I’ll be heading to her website ccharrison-author.com to check out her other novels.


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fresh | PERSPECTIVE One of the requirements for the law merit badge is for the scouts to either attend a courtroom session and write a 250-word report or plan and conduct a mock trial. Perhaps not surprisingly, I have never had anyone pick the report. The mock trials are, however, great fun.

Are You as Smart as a Boy Scout? Often, a Boy Scout knows more about the law than those reporting for jury duty, claims Judge Gerald A. Williams. I have often said that if we had more Boy Scouts, then I would have fewer defendants. And I’m speaking from experience. Some of my fondest memories from my youth involved scouting, and becoming an Eagle Scout was perhaps the first significant thing that I accomplished. To do so, many merit badges were required. Most people have some knowledge of the Boy Scout merit badge system. Awards include things that most associate with scouting, like emergency preparedness, canoeing, wilderness survival, and safety. However, there are others that may not be as obvious, like entrepreneurship, theater, game design, digital technology, robotics, and yes, law. The law merit badge only has 11 requirements, but most people, if asked, either would not know the answers or have

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I give some guidance and help assign the various roles, but I let the scouts develop the fact patterns, which almost always seem to involve zombies. Scouts also frequently want a high-stakes death-penalty case. So one year, we did a trial in which someone accidently shot and killed a police officer under the mistaken belief that he was a zombie. We use my courtroom for these mock trials, and in my opinion, they’re some of the best free entertainment available.

have never fulfilled any of the objectives, e.g., talk to a lawyer who works for a business and find out his or her duties and responsibilities. Most people on the street wouldn’t be capable of discussing Justinian’s Code, the Code of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta, of course, but a lack of basic legal knowledge is sadly pretty prevalent. I too frequently encounter people reporting for jury duty who don’t know the difference between civil law and criminal law, which is requirement number three in the law merit badge book. Many, if not most, adults aren’t sure how judges are selected in their home state, which is requirement number eight. (In Maricopa County, some judges are appointed, some judges are elected, and some judges are appointed and then placed on the ballot for a yes or no retention vote.) The Boy Scouts of America use various activities, such as camping and first aid, to develop character, to promote individual responsibility in the context of a team, and to promote good citizenship. It generally does so better than any other youth organization for young men. Additional information on local scouting programs is available through the Grand Canyon Council at grandcanyonbsa.org.


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Break Out the Winter Shorts We’ve got seven months of glorious weather ahead of us—just you wait, says Shelley Sakala. 20 || 85086MAGAZINE.com || OCTOBER 2014

October is here, and with it comes fall. Temperatures start to dip—a little. The oppressive heat becomes manageable heat. We can finally crack open the windows in our homes—at night, anyway. And that pungent smell in the air means the overseeding of our lawns has begun. There are so many transplants here in Phoenix from cold weather states, and they’ve all experienced firsthand those brisk October days. It was the time of year when fall felt like fall. Dad would rake up the leaves, the cable-knit sweaters would return to our wardrobes, and the smell of burning wood on a late-afternoon walk meant that fireplaces were keeping everyone’s living rooms warm and toasty. Here in Phoenix, however, fall simply means we’re squeezing in those last few weekends by the pool (while sipping a pumpkin-spice latte, of course). And unlike autumn in Wisconsin or Pennsylvania, Halloween costumes in Phoenix are engineered for coolness and breathability rather than warmth. If you grew up someplace back East, you may have bundled up to the point that your costume was unrecognizable. But only in Arizona does Halloween feature Teenage Sleeveless Ninja Turtles or an Iron Man dressed in shorts.


Shelley Sakala is a meteorologist and former weather anchor/ reporter at ABC15 who still enjoys talking about the weather. She’ s now a Realtor with Keller Williams Arizona Realty.


Such is the life we live here in the desert. We put up with 90-degree swimming pools, sidewalks hotter than a Foreman grill, and the ever-popular scalding seat-belt buckle. We spend our summer weekends zipping up north or out to the California coast. But now we can rejoice in the fact that we’re almost finished paying our summer dues and there’s seven months of amazing weather ahead of us. So break out those winter shorts and step outside to meet your neighbors once again. We live in a great city in a great state, and the best months of the year are just getting started! Midwestern October vs. Arizona October October in the Midwest means lots of sweaters.

In Arizona, we’ve also got lots of sweaters, and we’re otherwise known as people who perspire a lot.

October in the Midwest means it’s time to light the fireplace.

In Arizona, we first consult a hot line to check if it’s a no-burn day.

October in the Midwest means you bundle up for the big football game.

In Arizona, game-day attire means a tank top with the team logo.

October in the Midwest means you have to put on the snow tires.

In Arizona, you get a choice of tire treads spread out in various parts all over the freeway.

October Weather in Phoenix Average Temperature: 77 Average High Temperature: 89 Average Low Temperature: 65 Warmest Ever: 106 (I remember it well, because that was the day I got married— outside, with 10 pounds of tulle on. Ha ha!) Coldest Ever: 44 (I have actually forgotten what 44 feels like.) Average precipitation: .58 inches OCTOBER 2014

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It’s Ah-ah-ach-tober October: The Squirreling-Away Month

Local dealista Judy Weston offers economical tips to save big this season. Fall has finally begun to arrive in the Valley of the Sun. With the onset of cooler weather come even cooler savings. Make sure to use these tips to fall into some great ways to save!

Staying Healthy If your insurance does not cover yearly flu shots, take advantage of the specials you’ll find at our local pharmacies. Getting a flu shot can help keep you healthy, preventing you from losing precious hours of work and income. Taking a few precautionary steps ahead of the flu bug will keep you

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feeling better while staying on budget.

A Little Remodeling I find that October is the best month to shop for new appliances for your home. In preparation of the upcoming holidays, stores will be slashing prices to make room for the new models that will be arriving. If you find something you can’t live without, don’t be afraid to purchase the floor model at a fraction of the price.

Holiday Travels Don’t delay any longer. Make sure you

book your holiday travel at the beginning of this month and easily avoid paying a premium on flights, hotels, and car rentals. By mid-October, you’ll see prices increase as travelers finalize their plans. Compare prices on various Internet sites such as Priceline, Expedia, or Kayak. Being flexible with your travel dates and times can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

Direct Debits Many of us are unaware of how much money we waste on a yearly basis. Direct

Judy is an Anthem resident and a mother. She has worked in the coupon and savings field for over 13 years. Her philosophy is to save more so she can give more. debits often come out of our accounts without our knowledge. Are you still using that gym membership? Do you read all the magazines to which you subscribe? Can your home warranty be reduced? Examine your accounts, cancel memberships you no longer use, and reduce expenses where you can.

Leftovers Make it a weekly event to clean out your fridge and have a leftover night. Without realizing it, most families waste a great deal of food, which can affect your budget. Once a week, pull out your leftovers, take stock of what you have, and serve it up! Everyone can have some of their favorite meal from the week. As the cooler months come upon us, quick stews, soups, and casseroles can be made from these leftovers. Use your imagination and have fun!

Soup's On Take advantage of the store savings and buy cuts of meat when you find great deals. The majority of these cuts can be frozen for up to a year. Less expensive cuts of meat produce the best soups and stews, as they require a longer cooking time. Using seasonal vegetables will cut down on cost as well.

Above All This Bustle Avoid the rush of the holidays and begin your gift buying now. You’ll find great deals on last season's toys, games, beauty essentials, and clothing. Don’t be afraid to shop garage sales for those gently used toys for your little ones. Sanitizing and rewrapping previously loved toys can save you bundles during the holidays. Develop your budget for each person and begin to shop wisely.

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For the Goblins and Ghouls My number one tip for saving money for Halloween is to buy candy for which you have no preference. By doing this, you’ll avoid eating it all before Halloween, causing you to make that last-minute trip to the store to buy more. Watch the Sunday paper for their coupons and collect them. Then, stock up on mini- and fun-size candies. Throwing in plastic spider rings and scary creatures can bulk up your candy dish at little expense.

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The Drive to Succeed Adversity doesn’t faze Boulder Creek High senior Austin Joyce. By Max Calderone

It started as just a normal play for senior football player Austin Joyce. Just another Friday night, under the lights, playing the game he has loved since he was only 11. It was fourth down, and the opposing team was lining up to punt the ball back to the Boulder Creek Jaguars. Austin, a linebacker, went to block the Mountain Ridge long snapper, but something went wrong.

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“I hyperextended my knee,” Austin says. “I went to the sideline for a little bit but went back in and just collapsed.” After about eight plays after the punt, fans cringed as Austin fell to the playing surface, though nobody quite knew what was wrong. Austin had suffered a completely torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee and also a partial tear of the lateral meniscus. This type of injury is one of the most devastating in sports, and doctors told Austin that not only would he be out for the remainder of the 2013 football season but also the next seven months. After his injury last year, Austin began a grueling rehab process. He underwent surgery shortly thereafter and spent the following six to seven weeks on crutches. After that, it was time to regain mobility and begin the long process of physical therapy. “I went to physical therapy three times a week for three months and was there almost three hours each time,” Austin says. Now that those seven months of recovery are over, the senior is ready to get back out on the field with the Jags. Austin is keeping his goals simple this season: help the team in any way he can and, more importantly, stay healthy and play in every game. However, Austin is not your typical athlete. “The thing about Austin is, he’s one of our leaders both on and off the field,” head coach Brandon Willard says. Austin maintains a 4.4 grade point average and is enrolled in some of the most rigorous courses offered at Boulder Creek. His favorite subject is math, of which he is currently taking AP Calculus BC. Those math skills will be essential since he plans to study aerospace engineering at either the U.S. Air Force Academy or the U.S. Naval Academy. “Both schools require a lot of hard work—they have tough core schedules, competitive athletics, and are each a place that molds military officers,” Austin says. The academies have captured his interest and remained a goal to work toward throughout his high school years. Though it may seem challenging, Austin is up for it, especially after what he went through in the fall of 2013. Currently, Austin is in the middle of his senior season with the BC football team. As a captain of the football team, an honor student, and an individual who has fought back in the face of adversity, all of the pieces seem to be lining up for Austin Joyce. We wish him the best of luck as he finishes his student-athlete career as a Boulder Creek Jaguar.


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Dr. Kelley is committed to spending quality time with her patients. “I believe in educating my patients,” she says. “I want people to be knowledgeable about why they are having the communication difficulties they report. I want my patients to walk away with a better understanding of their hearing loss and the steps they can take to improve communication.” Hearing loss can negatively impact social endeavors, intimate relationships, career options, educational pursuits and general health and wellbeing. Stress, anxiety, depression and isolation are often byproducts of hearing loss. Dr. Kelley offers comprehensive hearing evaluations, and works with her patients to find the right treatment plan based on their loss.

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The Black Mariah Over-the-top Halloween display is a neighborhood treasure The creator behind the elaborate Black Mariah pirate ship display won’t divulge exactly where the ship is “docked.” When pressed, he quotes a line from the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie: “It can only be found by people who’ve already been there.” He encourages everyone to go on a hunt to find this neighborhood treasure—his only clue is that it’s near Jomax and I-17. Construction of the set started on Sept. 15 in order to complete it by early October. The 60-foot-ship display features a light, sound, and music show on Fridays in October and on Halloween night. “Most everything, I made—cannons, stern lamps, etc.— everything except for things like the pirate skulls,” says the creator, who prefers to remain anonymous. Before you head out to find the Black Mariah, check out this YouTube video for more clues to its whereabouts: tinyurl.com/obrltfb.

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Halloween: No Fun for Fido Don’t be tricked into thinking Halloween is a big treat for your pets, says local pet advocate Roberta Gottlieb. Halloween is all fun and games for kids, but for your pets, not so much! Take a moment and imagine trick-or-treat night from your pet’s perspective. There are the scary children dressed in strange costumes, doorbells ringing nonstop, and the constant flow of strangers at your house. Sometimes, you want to dress your cat or dog up and walk among the throngs of squealing children. That’s enough to make me anxious as a human adult, but for your pet, multiply that by a thousand! Even if your pet is typically very social and calm, Halloween activities offer all types of triggers that could result in a bite incident. It’s best to have your pet safely contained inside your home (not in the yard, since pranksters may be on the prowl) and provide a calming treat such as a peanut-butter-stuffed Kong toy. Many pets become frightened and bolt out of their homes, so by being proactive, you can prevent your best buddy from becoming one of the multitude of lost pets on Halloween. If you want to dress your pet in a costume, do so in the safety of his or her own environment, take your photos, and post them on Facebook. Parading your pet around crowds of excited children could be a recipe for disaster. When you are focused on your children’s activity and safety, it’s easy to be distracted from any warning signs your pet could be exhibiting that show that he or she has reached a threshold and is about to react and bite. Please remember to keep lighted candles and jack-o’-lanterns in a location where your pet cannot get too close or knock them over. Also, pets’ natural curiosity will draw them to the kids’ treat bags, which are loaded with yummy smells. I try to think of my pets as permanent toddlers and apply many of the typical baby-proofing measures to keep them safe. Being proactive will not only keep them from a situation that would be difficult to resist but also can help maintain your own pet-parent sanity. You won't have to urgently pull your pet out of the way or find yourself screaming your head off to stay away—good luck with that, by the way. If the kids want to come home and spread their candy all over the floor, keep your pet in a separate area. Kids love to examine their stash and count, trade, and eat some of their candy pretty quickly after return-

ing home. After this initial treat extravaganza, take responsibility to ensure that the treat bag is kept out of reach of your pets. Most everyone knows about the health danger that chocolates pose for dogs, but there are other items that can appear in the kids’ treat bags that can be just as dangerous. Any products or candy that contains xylitol, including sugar-free gum, can cause seizures and liver failure and prove deadly. Raisins may be given to the kids as a healthy alternative to candy, but kidney failure could be the price your pet pays for tasting these. Some other unfriendly pet finds could be macadamia nuts, walnuts, and apples (the seeds are the culprits). At any time within the 72-hour period after Halloween, if your pet exhibits any unusual signs of a problem, please seek immediate veterinary care. Some of the indications are vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, muscle weakness, tremors or seizures, and lack of urine production. Halloween should be fun for everybody, and you can make it special for your pets, too. By simply providing a contained environment and a long-lasting pet-appropriate treat, your dog or cat can have a safe celebration! All pet owners should keep these numbers stored on their cell phones, since time is of the essence whenever a pet has ingested a potential poison. ASPCA (24-hour poison-control hotline) (888) 426-4435 Pet Poison Helpline (800) 213-6680 If any unusual signs are already being exhibited by your pet, immediately go to the nearest 24-hour emergency vet center. Keep this number in your phone as well. If someone else is accompanying you, have him or her call in when you’re en route so that office knows what type of potential problem you are bringing in.

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Crafty local mom Shannon Fisher offers up fun and easy craft projects using items found around your house. Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography

Fall for many of us means time for back-to-school shopping, signing up for sports, and other fun activities for the kids. These costs can all add up quickly! Lucky for you, there are probably inexpensive craft supplies all around your home. Here are some fun and easy ideas!

Coffee-Filter Butterflies You will need markers (non-permanent), water, paper towels, a coffee filter, and a chenille stem. Pick an area to work where it is safe to use markers, such as one covered with plastic, cardboard or newspaper. Flatten a coffee filter and then color the filter with markers, covering all the white area. When the filter is covered, wet it over a sink since the marker will run a bit. Set it aside to dry flat on paper towels. (This should take about 30 minutes depending on how wet the filter is. It will dry faster outside.) Once dry, accordion-fold the filter, using about ½-inch pleats. Take the chenille stem and fold it in half. Find the middle of the filter and wrap the stem around and then back up to create the antennae. Fan out the wings, and enjoy your new butterfly friend!

Hidden-Toy BOTTLE You will need an empty water bottle or a plastic container with a lid, depending on how many objects you want to add. We used a plastic reusable water bottle from the dollar store since it had a large opening on top. Take your container of choice and add small buttons, toys, or small objects from around the house to the bottle. Make sure to keep a list of what you put in so you can have it for reference for the kids to check off as they find them. Add rice until about three quarters full so the items are buried but there’s have room to shake the rice around. Close the container up tight. For extra insurance, you can glue the lid on if it will not be opened again. We left our bottle unglued so that we can change out the objects later. This craft is like a seek-and-find, but in 3-D form. Have fun finding your treasures over and over again!

Toilet-Paper-Roll Bracelets You will need an empty toilet paper roll, old magazines, scissors, white glue (school glue), and a paintbrush. There are many things you can do with an empty toilet paper roll. One of our favorites is making bracelets or arm cuffs. Take the roll and cut down the length of the tube. Trim across in two-inch bands or larger if you are making a cuff. One paper roll made two bracelets for us. Cut out pictures, words, or designs from the old magazines. Paint the white glue on the tube, and place the magazines on the bracelet or cuff. Continue until the roll is all covered, and then paint a last coat of glue over all the magazine pieces to seal them and set the roll aside to dry. After it is dry (probably best overnight), you can wear your newest creations!

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Glam Halloween Fete Party planner extraordinaire Jamila Watson offers tips on how to orchestrate an elegant event for the spookiest of nights. It’s that time of the year again—the Halloween season, and like so many of you, it’s one of my favorite holidays. I love planning Halloween parties and have created quite a few, but this time, I wanted to change it up a bit. So, I put together a glam Halloween party! This style is perfect if you’re looking for something a little more elegant—it works perfectly for a children’s or adult party.

Haunting Glitter And Glam Start off with your color scheme. One of my favorite color combinations this year is black and gold. You will see this combination on Pinterest and in your local craft stores everywhere! Since black is already the official color for Halloween, I decided to glam it up a bit by adding gold.

Desserts To Die For Now, on to the treats! Go for fun and extreme desserts. When designing the Halloween sweet-stuff table, I wanted a few decadent desserts that would be conversation starters. Melissa from The Baked Equation makes the most darling chevron candy corn, polka-dot pumpkin, and spi-

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der web cookies ever! The Baked Equation can design any type of cookie—they taste absolutely amazing, and they use organic ingredients! For my cake design, the very talented Angela from Angel Cakes Bakery made this beautiful over-the-top pumpkin cake. Talk about a conversation piece—this would surely be remembered way after the party’s over!

“Not So Dead” Halloween Designs Go for elegant pieces. Since I wanted more of an elegant look for the design, I went to Angela Saban Design for a lot of the props. She had some great pieces that worked perfectly with my theme, and one of my favorite pieces to use was the beautiful black candelabrum. Instead of using plain black candles, I spray-painted them gold. I also like to add design elements that you wouldn’t think of using for a Halloween party. I used a beautiful gold-glittered table linen and cute gold glassware with striped straws. For additional decor elements, pick up some fun Halloween labels like “witches’ brew” or “rat poison” to get people in the mood.

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Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: To have the understanding that you do not have to know what your life’s passion is at a young age. Throughout your life, you will be continually growing, and as a result, your interests and career may change multiple times before you finally discover what you were truly meant to do. Even when you grow up, you may not know what you want to be for a very long time. Until then, just enjoy the journey. Q: W hat comes to you naturally? A: Recognizing the beauty in people and having a compassion for helping people to feel confident and good about themselves.

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fter moving to Phoenix in 1997, Elizabeth Hausman began her career as a registered nurse working in labor and delivery. Drawn to the beauty and family-friendly atmosphere of Anthem, Elizabeth then relocated to 85086. Although she took a hiatus from nursing to pursue other interests, she realized in 2009 that while she’d been seeking a change from traditional nursing, her passion to help people remained. “I decided to expand my nursing skill set by attending National Laser Institute in Scottsdale and obtaining certifications in medical aesthetics, including cosmetic laser technician and cosmetic injectable training,” Elizabeth says. While working at two medical practices in the Valley, she was fortunate to work with physi-

cians who introduced her to naturopathic medicine. “I developed a passion to learn as much as possible about natural alternatives for health and wellness and ways to incorporate this knowledge along with my medicalaesthetic training to give my patients the ability to feel and look their best inside and out,” Elizabeth says. Armed with a wealth of knowledge about how to achieve ultimate wellness and anti-aging results, she opened Premier Wellness Center & Aglow Med Spa in Anthem to bring wellness services to the community she’s made her home. “This is a vibrant, health-conscious community, and I’m excited to be able to bring these much-desired services to such a great place,” Elizabeth says.

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Q: W hat’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Critical, judgmental, or mean people. No one has the right to look down on or judge someone when they have no real understanding of what struggles that person may be facing in life. I believe people should have compassion for others and should always choose to be kind whenever possible. It is always best to keep an open mind and a kind heart. Q: What are you most proud of? A: My family first and foremost, followed by utilizing my desire to help others by opening a business that focuses on health, wellness, and helping people to feel more confident. I am also proud of the fact that this business is located within 85086 and brings desired services to a community that I love being a part of. Q: B est words of wisdom you’ve received? A: The key to a successful life is to live the life you want to live. Have the courage to live a life that is authentic to you, not the life others expect of you. Make choices that are right for you. Express your feelings. Take time to stop and smell the roses. Make friends, and stay in touch with them. And most of all, realize that happiness is a choice. Fifty percent of how happy you are lies within your control, so do things that make you happy.

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Foodie Flair Local couple brings a touch of France to their Anthem home. By Sondra Barr Photos by Final Touch Photography

Gary and Donna moved to Anthem 14 years ago from Erie, Pennsylvania. Gary, 74, is a retired administrator/therapist in the mental health field. Donna, 68, works at home as a medical transcriptionist. They bought their home because they loved the view from the three big kitchen windows that look out over a picturesque backyard and desert wash. “We chose the house because of the open floor plan, plus we wanted just one story after coming from a tri-level in Pennsylvania,” Donna added. “Also, the mature trees in the yard and low-maintenance exterior were appealing as we approached retirement.” The couple’s favorite room is their kitchen/great room area. Both Donna and Gary are foodies and love to slice, dice, and create delicious and unusual dishes in their kitchen. They have a collection of copper pots for sauces and granite counters for rolling out pastry. Gary likes to make fresh pasta, and Donna’s specialty is classic French cuisine. The TV is also located in the great room portion, so they are never far from the French (of course, French!) door refrigerator. Gary and Donna went on their honeymoon 36 years ago to Montreal, Canada, and fell in love with French food nearly as much as with each other. Over the years, they have traveled fairly extensively, and the emphasis of their trips is mostly on the food of a reE-mail a photo of the room along gion. Whenever they return, they’re always inspired to try to re-create something right with your contact info to in their Anthem kitchen. It’s a compact space, but they have managed to equip it with a Cuisinart food processor, a KitchenAid mixer, an espresso pot, German- and Frenchhome@85086magazine.com quality knives, an electric wok, a panini maker, and a gadget drawer that’s overflowing. for consideration.

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What do grownups do on the spookiest day of the year? They throw mystery parties with tasty treats, of course! The Desert Baroness, our new local food writer, has all the yummy details for a delicious night of revelry. Is it really October already? Finally, a break from the heat, time to get into fall activities with the kids, watch football, and for me, time to cook! The highlight of October at our house is Halloween. But since my kids are all pretty much grown up now, how we celebrate has changed from running door to door for candy chanting “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat” to either throwing a Halloween party or going to a scary cornfield somewhere. Also, since we live out in Desert Hills, we don’t get very many trick-or-treaters coming to our door. I think last year we had a total of three. A new record! So what do we do for fun then? This year, we are hosting a murder-mystery party. If you’ve never hosted one, you should! It’s a great way to get a group of friends together and have a totally fun night. I went online to purchase my party kit at mymysteryparty.com. There were a ton of themes to choose from, but I picked Panic at the Disco. Oh boy, that’s going to bring back some memories! All of a sudden, ABBA songs are playing in my head. Then I’m having visions of my hubby dressed in a white disco suit John Travolta-style and me dressed in something glittery with platform shoes on. Man, I’m feelin’ groovy! OK, seriously now. Parties are as much about the food as they are about the fun you have. When I throw a party where I want to be engaged with my guests, I try to get as much done ahead of time as possible. Also, when you have a big crowd that may include kids, you want to have a menu that has a little something for everyone and is easy to serve. This is when finger food is my go-to!

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Roast beef spirals Makes approximately 20 1-inch spirals

1 2 ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ 8 2

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Combine cream cheese, green onions, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Divide in half and spread equally on two tortillas. Layer with roast beef slices. Roll and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to a day ahead. Cut diagonally into half-inch slices when ready to serve. In all honesty, the bacon-wrapped meatballs have always been a total crowd pleaser. Go to thedesertbaroness.com to find the recipe for them and for all the others mentioned in this column. Now it’s time to go cook, decorate, and hang the disco ball. Watch out, zombies, we’re all Stayin’Alive!

Lydia O’ C onnor, aka The Desert Baroness, is a food blogger, a recipe tester, and a contributing editor for Cooks Illustrated, Taste of Home, and Every Day with Rachel Ray. She lives in Desert Hills with her family and two dogs, and cooks as often as possible. Find out more at thedesertbaroness.com.

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better | HAIR

The Art of Manscaping Local stylist Martin Weston talks facial hair.

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I read recently that the modern man spends an average of five months of his life shaving. Like you, I can think of better things I’d rather do with my time. During the Middle Ages, a beard was a symbol of power and honor, while in ancient India, the length of a beard was a display of dignity and wisdom. In ancient Greece, beards were frequently grown long and curled with tongs—just look at statues of Zeus or Poseidon. It wasn’t until the time of Alexander the Great that the custom of shaving the face smooth was introduced. Just as flowing hair has long been observed as a sign of femininity for women, facial hair has conveyed a sense of virility and masculinity for men. As it evolved from the lip covering moustaches of the ’70s to the full beards of today, having facial hair is the desire of most men since their youth. After spending years in the lumberjack wilderness, a thick beard has finally made a huge comeback, overthrowing the stubbled styles made popular during the ’80s.

A hairstylist, a salon educator, and an artist, Martin Weston sees artistry everywhere. After working in the beauty industry for 30 years, he’ s still passionate about creating amazing looks for his clients. Book an appointment with him at Tru Colors Salon and Spa, 3655 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. (623) 465-7000. 52 || 85086MAGAZINE.com || OCTOBER 2014

Choosing The Right Look Depending upon your choice of a full beard, a goatee, or a soul patch, a few strokes across your cheeks with a razor can alter your face shape instantly. When properly trimmed, facial hair can enhance facial strengths or minimize weaknesses. Before you begin your manscaping, it’s best to start with your face shape. What looks distinguished on one man may not be the right choice on another. Many factors should be considered, such as the size of your head, mouth, nose, and jawline. Be realistic. Make sure you’re able to actually grow facial hair and then tailor it to accentuate your best features. Here are some options:


Well groomed and incredibly popular. Let your beard grow for a week but keep your neck shaved following the angle of your jawline. This can be a rugged look for the balding man.


Another style making its comeback from the ’70s and ’80s. A terrific option for men with either a longer or a fuller face. By visually dividing the face, a moustache will balance the length. Be artistic and grow it into a horseshoe or a handlebar.

Soul Patch

A small patch of hair grown beneath the bottom lip. It can be worn either narrow or wide depending upon the density of your beard.

Chin Strip

Similar to a soul patch, it begins at the center of the lips and extends to the curve of the chin. Good for a fuller face.

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Chin Strap

Worn with or without the moustache, it neatly follows the jawline with a trimmed strap of hair.


This is worn without a moustache. Trim to approximately the same width as the mouth. Growing the beard hair a bit longer at the chin will give the illusion of length and is ideal for men with a full or a square face. Men with a longer face should keep the chin trimmed shorter.

Van Dyke

Similar to a goatee but with a moustache. This is a very popular beard shape and can hide a weak chin and jawline (trust me, I know!).


A disconnected goatee. The moustache and beard are not connected.

Mutton Chops

A great look that’s seeing a resurgence in popularity. Chops are basically a beard with the Van Dyke shaved out. It looks best if evenly trimmed to follow the angle of the jawline. Ideal for men with longer faces.


Worn either short and cropped or long and full, the beard has made an enormous comeback. Fuller faces need to avoid bushy sideburns and keep the sides of the beard shorter, with added length at the chin. Longer faces need the fullness at the sides to broaden width, with a shorter beard at the chin.

Grooming Your Beard It’s important to have your beard professionally shaped and trimmed once in a while as this will create a template from which you can work. Invest in a good trimmer with an adjustable guide for mistake-proof trimming in-between your salon visit.


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better | HEALTH Here are five tips to self-motivate for the long run. 1. Let’s start with your reason. Why are you looking to improve your life, your fitness, and your health? Your why needs to be a big why. It can’t simply be lost weight or smaller clothing sizes if it’s longevity that you really want. Your why needs to be life changing, earth shattering, and emotionally pulling in all ways. If your why is not big enough, chances are that no amount of inspiration will make this a lifelong change for you.

How to Self-Motivate

Fitness mentor Michelle Steinke offers up five tips to help you stay focused for the long haul. The number-one question I get asked every single day is “Michelle, how do I get motivated to change my life?” What a loaded question, and honestly, the only person who can answer that is staring back at you in the mirror. In life, we are so often motivated by outside sources. You may be inspired by someone who has overcome tremendous odds or by a friend who just never quits regardless of what life has handed them. Truth be told, you will always find inspiration in this world if you look hard enough because the world is full of amazing and inspiring people. These people most likely stood up one day and said to themselves, “This is not how I am going to live any longer!” Regardless of what brings you motiva-

tion in this life, it won’t sustain you forever. Sorry to break the bad news, but you can’t rely on outside sources to be your inspiration for the rest of your life. Yes, you can look, and you will find inspiration all around, but it won’t carry you through the darkest and toughest days. It won’t stop your cravings for processed food, your desire to skip a workout, or the excuse that your day was just too long or your plate too full. You can grab your inspiration for a temporary jump-start, but you must keep the engine running long after the jumper cables are removed. So how do you go about inspiring yourself? How do you make the conscious decision that your life will be forever different this time?

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2. You need to get in touch with your inner feelings. Listen to your body and what it wants. How do you feel after you train? Do you feel empowered, as if you can tackle the world? You should! The euphoric feelings that come from a great sweat can carry you through many dark moments. Get in touch with that feeling, and then refuse to let it go for the rest of time. Training is a daily meeting you have with yourself. Do not cancel your most important meeting of the day. 3. Do it even when you don’t want to! Even I have days when I don’t want to train (okay very few, but I still have them!) I usually force myself to go even when I don’t want to, and guess what? Those usually end up being my very best days of all in the gym. When you overcome the voice inside your head that says, “Quit,” you get stronger and more determined. Train, eat, rest, and repeat. 4. Music. This is my secret weapon, and it works 99 percent of the time. Music shapes your mood, your energy level, and your desire to push. Music can be key to a great workout. Pump yourself up before you head out the door, and put yourself in the right frame of mind for “you” time! 5. Ignore the doubters, haters, and couch potatoes. Everyone has an opinion about your new lifestyle. Surround yourself with a community that supports your new goals because you really do need like-minded individuals to rely on—you need fit friends, you need fit support. Use your community, make friends and engage, and your inspiration and motivation will grow as well.

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better | BEAUTY

A More Serious Side of Cosmetics

Local beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert talks “cruelty-free” labeled products. As consumers, we are all motivated for different reasons when selecting cosmetics. Some are driven by moral standards, price, or promises made in the way of results. I find “crueltyfree and vegan” cosmetics most interesting. As a professional in the industry I am trained to question everything. What is printed or promised isn’t necessarily the truth. Although we have groups such as PETA to help set standards, who really does set and enforce those standards? The government has created laws for the protection of lab animals but also states that it is difficult to enforce those standards. The University of Missouri and Oregon researchers believe a legal definition for what constitutes “cruelty-free” labeled products should be determined and manufacturers should be required to abide by the legal use of the label. Many consumers intentionally buy products manufactured in ways in ways that do minimal harm to animals. Many businesses use the term cruelty-free to attract buyers, giving consumers the impression that no animal testing was used while manufacturing and testing the products. However, that is not always the case. “Because there is no legal standard for what is and isn’t cruelty-free, consumers are vulnerable to deceptive advertising,” says Joonghwa Lee, a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. “A company may claim their product is cruelty-free, but there still may be some animal testing done somewhere along the manufacturing process. This could lead to consumers being tricked into buying products that they do not support.” A second category also connected to the protection of animals is vegan cosmetics. Vegan makeup products are cosmetics that do not use ingredients derived from—or tested on—animals. Many people associate “vegan” with a kind of diet choice. Often when a person chooses a vegan lifestyle for philosophical reasons, her selections go beyond food to the consumer products she uses in her daily life, including cosmetics. Additionally, vegan makeup does not just mean cruelty-free or not tested on animals—it also means no animal derived ingredients are used in making the product. Many natural and cruelty-free companies cannot label their products “vegan,” as some natural skin care and makeup companies use ingredients such as honey or goat’s milk. In a vegan cosmetic, any ingredient derived from animals cannot be used. It is a personal choice which makeup we purchase and use. After researching more deeply, I must admit I was taken back with the data. The following is taken right off the PETA website: “As you read this, hundreds of mice, rats, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals are dying in cruel and unnecessary medical experiments and product tests. In fact, 219 animals are killed every minute in a U.S. lab. They die in pain, alone, without a gentle touch or a soothing voice. Animal studies teach us nothing about the health of humans because animals of different species absorb, metabolize, and eliminate substances differently from humans. The truth is that testing on animals is bad science: it’s unreliable and unnecessary.”

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Jacque’s Top Five Vegan & CrueltyFree Cosmetic Brands (Easy to find in Anthem, as well as Valley-wide) •


Swagger Cosmetics—100 percent vegan!

NYX Cosmetics—It should be noted that they are cruelty-free, but their parent company is not.

Burt’s Bees—It should be noted that they are cruelty-free, but their parent company is not. It should also be noted that their parent company owns brands that do test on animals.

Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals—It should be noted that they are cruelty-free, but their parent company is not. They also have some makeup brushes that are not cruelty-free.

A Few Brands That May Not Be In Compliance (according to logicalharmony.net) The following brands may not be cruelty-free or vegan. This could mean that they themselves engage in testing, through a third party, as required by law, or use ingredients that are tested on animals.

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There are many vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics available locally. I’ve found some great eye shadow kits complete with nude matte shadows, shimmery shadows, and blush right at my local Walgreens, and even my local grocery store carries a few of these. This industry is filled with many quality products to meet each and every individual’s needs. This subject can be controversial and some people are very passionate about it. If my readers have not figured out by now, my personal favorite is Motives Cosmetics. Although it is not “vegan” it is paraben free and contains a very high quality of minerals. The best part is that it is very affordable. The choice is yours. Being in this business for years, I can tell you that not everything you read is true. Do your own personal research if you are passionate about the subject of animal cruelty. Find what works best for you and make the very most of it. Remember—Keep it simple, have fun, and be savvy! OCTOBER 2014

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Beware of the Flu Bug

Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann dispels the many myths surrounding the flu vaccine. Madison, a vibrant and healthy 12-yearold girl and star player on her seventhgrade basketball team, suddenly gets the flu and spends 93 days fighting for her life at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Fortunately, Madison survives, but she has permanent lung-tissue scarring due to complications from the influenza virus. Did you know that stories like Madison’s are not uncommon? In fact, Madison was one of the lucky ones. Influenza causes approximately 36,000 deaths annually. It’s a normal occurrence this time of year to hear that the “flu bug” is going around, and we’ve become anesthetized to the word flu. To most, it’s a simple sickness that, if we are unlucky enough to get it, may take us out of the game for a week or so. We certainly don’t view it as a life-threatening illness. The reality is that the flu can be a deadly illness that is far less likely to infect you if you get the flu vaccine every year. Now that we’ve established the gravity of this virus, let’s explore some of the many myths surrounding the vaccine made to control it. Myth #1: You don’t need to get the flu shot every year. False. There are two very important reasons for you and your family to get vaccinated every year. First, the vaccine is made fresh every year and updated to fight against the top three or four viruses that research suggests will be the most common. Second, immunity declines over time, so a yearly vaccination is necessary

Flu Facts

for optimal protection. Myth #2: The vaccine can give you the flu. False. It is common to hear people say that they got the vaccine and then came down with the flu a few days later. While it’s possible that they were exposed to a strain of the virus that was not in the vaccine, it could also be a case of extremely unfortunate timing. You can actually have the flu for up to two days before exhibiting signs and symptoms. It is possible that these individuals had already been exposed when they received the vaccine. In actuality, the viruses in the vaccine are not equipped to cause the disease. They are either inactive (shot) or weakened (nasal spray); therefore, they cannot be the cause of the infection. Myth #3: I don’t have time! False. With our busy schedules, it can be a hassle to squeeze one more appointment onto our calendars. The good news for us living in Arizona is that the flu shot is readily accessible. Most pharmacies now carry the vaccine, and pharmacists are certified to vaccinate children and adults age 6 and older with the nasal spray or the shot without a prescription and without an appointment (children under 6 will need to see a provider). Your insurance may even cover some or all of the cost. Safeway, Walmart, Fry’s, CVS, Albertsons, and Walgreens are some of the outlets that carry the vaccines. So this year, add “flu shot” to your shopping list while you’re out running errands. Flu vaccines

• On average in the U.S., influenza causes 36,000 deaths annually. • The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated every year. • The vaccine is available as a pain-free nasal spray. Most healthy individuals over the age of two and under the age of 50 are eligible to get this form of the vaccine. • The vaccine contains at least three different strains of the virus that the CDC feels will be most prevalent that year. • The “stomach flu” is not influenza. Influenza is a lung disease and includes symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dry cough, muscle aches, and sore throat. • In Arizona, individuals ages 6 and older can get vaccinated at most pharmacies without an appointment or a prescription.

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Tara has resided in Anthem for over 11 years and is a wife, a mom, a pharmacist, and an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Glendale. She is a health advocate and is passionate about helping others achieve their wellness goals. You can reach Tara through her website at tarastorjohann.com. are also offered in a variety of other settings that include doctor’s offices, urgent-care clinics, and health departments. If you are still on the fence about getting vaccinated, one website I highly recommend is shotbyshot.org. This powerful website contains personal video stories, including Madison’s, of people impacted by vaccine-preventable diseases. I urge you and your family to get vaccinated this year and help prevent the spread of this dreadful virus.

You may have the flu if you have some or all of the following symptoms: 7 Fever* or feeling feverish/ chills 7 Cough 7 Sore throat 7 Runny or stuffy nose 7 Muscle or body aches 7 Headaches 7 Fatigue 7 Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than in adults * It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

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better | SUDOKU

By Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9X9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3X3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in three grades: easy, medium and difficult.

Level: Medium




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Across 1 They are often carved at Halloween 5 Sign or warning of future event 8 _______ Baba

34 Sounds of terror

21 “The Exorc_______”

35 They might be watching you....

23 Warnings 24 A child does it with a candy bag


25 Boat equipment

1 Ghost

27 Courage

10 Sinister

2 Halloween party disguises

28 Get away from

11 Throw away

3 Horror writer Stephen

12 They are cast by the sun

4 Zero

31 Car with a model named after an Arizona city

15 Intersected

5 Wizened

16 Sixth sense, for short

6 Made a black cat sound

18 Wrapped cadaver

7 Microwave cook

9 Wicked

20 Classic Halloween insect

12 Per ______

22 Something you might fall into

13 Cocktail accompaniment

24 Set fire to

14 Compass point

26 Portable light

15 Folk tale

29 Symbol of might

17 Bit of mischief

30 Children’s Halloween threat

19 More dark

33 Prepare a grave....

20 Place to relax in

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