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contents N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 4 || V O L . 2 I S S . 2

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feature 36

YOUNG LEADERS

food 18

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WEATHER The arrival of more than 50 shades of green

DAISY MOUNTAIN VETERANS PARADE The 10th annual parade honors the local men and women who fought in the Vietnam War

PERSPECTIVE

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The lesser-known particulars of a traditional American holiday

Meet the local youth selected to serve on the inaugural Anthem Youth Advisory Council

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HAIR Stylist Martin Weston on celebrating the beauty of gray hair

FACES Honoring veteran Ray Norris

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SPORTS 56

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BEAUTY Why photofacials could be your skin’s saving grace

Introducing artist Rebecca Case

MOMENTS

HEALTH Fitness mentor Michelle Steinke on achieving a full and fit life

The BCHS wrestling team has their sights set on a state title

BETWEEN NEIGHBORS Publishers’ note

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HOME COOKING The Desert Baroness shares her secrets for a delicious Thanksgiving

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Fun things to do in November

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OUTTAKES Seen in the community

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READS The 85086 Book Club takes a detour for a special read

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VOICES Dare to care during National Caregivers Month

INSIDE Ask the local pharmacist

PETS Tips on how to rehome your pet

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FITNESS Make Thanksgiving “fit friendly”

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CELEBRATIONS Create a welcoming Thanksgiving Day tableau

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SUDOKU An original Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan puzzle

CRAFTS Two functional fall art projects to try

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CROSSWORD An original Myles Mellor crossword

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LIFE Influencers have an impact on your life

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between neighbors In Good Hands The young inevitably inherit the earth from their predecessors. It’s heartening to know that the planet will be in good hands, judging from the 13 local youth recently selected to sit on the inaugural Anthem Youth Advisory Council. Ranging from seventh to 12th graders, these students bring enthusiasm and a spirit of community to their new roles. Tasked with engaging the area’s youth through their leadership and ideas, they’ll serve as positive role models for their peers while offering a fresh, youthful perADAM TOREN Publisher spective to more seasoned leaders as they learn adam@85086magazine.com how local government operates. We’re excited to see how these bright young minds will help shape the future of 85086. In the meantime, learn more about these students on page 36. On the subject of people offering up their time for community good: We’d planned on presenting our first philanthropy issue in November, and not surprisingly, 85086 has a wealth of people and organizations dedicated to doing good. Turns out that so many of you reached out that our team is still working on compiling and organizing all the amazing charitable stories that came across our desks! This also means that it’s not too late to bring our attention to even more locals involved in charitable endeavors. Tell us about them so that we can celebrate, amplify, and share their efforts with our readers. Please e-mail the details to sondra@85086magazine.com by Nov. 5. Now that we’re fully in the fall swing of things, we turn our attention to the many wonderful community events coming up, including the 10th annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade. The parade is one of the area’s signature events, and we hope that the entire community comes out to celebrate the local men and women who’ve served our country. For more details about the event, turn to page 40. Of course, 85086 Magazine will be on hand to chronicle the festivities, so if you encounter one of our photographers, please smile for the camera. In the meantime, sit back with this issue for a taste—some of it literal—of everything local, including a lot of great tips, ideas, and recipes for a great Thanksgiving season. MATTHEW TOREN Here’s hoping you and your family have a de- Publisher lightful month. matthew@85086magazine.com

ON THE COVER: The inaugural Anthem Youth Advisory Council. Member Lily Woods not pictured. Photo by Scott E. Whitney Photography

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IDEAS FOR LIVING WELL

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Visit the Musical Instrument Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for their second annual Experience India, celebrating Indian culture and music. MIM, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. mim.org

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The Deer Valley Unified School District will host the second annual Business and Community Expo from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the DVUSD district office, 20402 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix. (623) 445-5010

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The Daisy Mountain Veterans host their 10th annual parade, starting at 10 a.m., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the official beginning of the Vietnam War. onlineatanthem.com

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The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Anthem Veterans Memorial begins at 10 a.m., honoring Vietnam War combat veterans. At 9:30 a.m. prior to the ceremony start, 13 women veterans of WWII will be present to lay pavers commemorating their service. The Daisy Mountain Veterans and the Anthem Community Council present this annual ceremony. Anthem Veterans Memorial, Anthem Community Park. onlineatanthem.com/avm

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Grill Grip presents the Burger Challenge with live music, raffles, auctions, taste testing, wine, and more from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Brix Wines, 37636 N. Tom Darlington Rd., #1, Carefree. (480) 595-2749

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UPCOMING

13 Attend an informational People to People meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. about two trips to Europe this summer during which students (fifth through 12th grade) will not only see the sights but also will have an opportunity to do service, meet government officials, and live with a family. The countries to be explored include England, France, Italy, and Spain. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. RSVP to marenrae@msn.com. peopletopeople.com

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR DEC. 9 AND 11 Celebrate the season by helping the needy in your community at the 9th Annual Anthem Holiday Home Tour, presented by Anthem Cares Through Service! For more information, e-mail anthemhousetour@gmail.com.

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15 Come see the tallest christmas tree in the nation at Outlets at Anthem’s 13th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular, featuring national artists and fun for the entire family! Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix. outletsanthem.com

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

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15 Try a variety of treats and snacks, sip on tea, and relax at Anthem Community Center’s Tea on The Terrace from 9:30 am. to 11:30 a.m. 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com/event/tea-terrace

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Enjoy breakfast and good company at the District 1 Community Breakfast at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant at 7:45 a.m., with County Attorney Bill Montgomery as guest speaker. 702 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix. onlineatanthem.com/events

27 Lace up those running shoes and help kick off the 11th annual Anthem Turkey Trot, a 5K walk/ run, a 10K run and a Kids Dash at 8:30 a.m. Bring the whole family out for some strollerfriendly fun! 41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. 4peaksracing.com/events/anthem-turkey-trot-2014

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EVERY SUNDAY! Enjoy the wonderful delights of fresh, locally grown food at the Anthem Farmer’s Market every Sunday this November from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. onlineatanthem.com

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WHAT

Presentation of Arizona Cardinals High School Football Coach of the Week WHERE Boulder Creek High School 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem

WHY To present BCHS football Coach Brandon Willard an award along with a $1,000 check for the BCHS football program

SEEN Big Red—the Arizona Cardinals mascot —Photos by Max Calderone

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10th Annual Shopping Extravaganza WHERE Outlets at Anthem 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix

WHY To raise $55,000 for 21 local charities. More than 1,400 shoppers from around the Valley gathered for a day of exclusive discounts, chocolate, prizes, and wine tasting.

SEEN Joseph Charles, a New York City clothing designer and former Anthem resident, displaying his Spring 2015 line. —Photos by It’s U Photo

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Side-Project The 85086 Book Club takes a detour for a special read. I WONDER IF the readers of this column will do something with me. A little book club “side-project”: My son’s birthday is this month, and he’s an avid reader—like mother, like son, I guess. As a little something special, I want to get him a book we can read together. I want us both to read it and then discuss it, like a two-person, twogenerational book club. I’m choosing a #1 New York Times Bestseller book that I hear is perfect for such an endeavor, and I’m asking you to do the same. Read it with your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or neighbor or with a young adult in your life. The discussion afterward will be the reward, and so will, it is hoped, helping a child along with that all-important love of reading. The book is Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. Here’s an excerpt from the amazon.com review by Siera Wilson: “Wonder is a rare gem of a novel—beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart.

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August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience—something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous, he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. It seems as if Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view but soon switches to include those of his classmates, his sister and her boyfriend, and others. I think these different perspectives will help us as readers experience and maybe more importantly explore how we feel about things like empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year," says Emily Bazelon, senior editor at slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. R.J. Palacio has called Wonder (her debut novel) “a meditation on kindness,” and indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. In an interview posted on the Barnes & Noble website, Palacio says, “I hope that readers will come away with the idea that

they are noticed: their actions are noted. Maybe not immediately or directly or even in a way that seems obvious, but if they’re mean, someone suffers. If they’re kind, someone benefits. And the choice is theirs: whether to be noticed for being kind or for being mean. They get to choose who they want to be in this world. And it’s not their friends and not their parents who make those choices: it’s them.” Powerful, no? It’s become crystal clear to me as a parent specifically and as an adult in general in today’s world that bullying is starting at a younger and younger age. Bullying is now capable of spreading over an increasing number of media. Fortunately, so is being kind. So, I think a book like this can’t hurt. Maybe it can even help, especially if it starts conversations. Let’s give it a try—and write in! Or, better yet, have the young adult in your life do so!

Keep your eyes peeled for next month's column, after this side project, when we discuss our October selection: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Happy Reading!


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Dare to Care November is National Family Caregivers Month. Sometime in your life, you may need one—now’s the time for proactive gratitude. By Cheryl Carmichael

ACROSS THE United States, more than 60 million Americans take up the selfless and unheralded work of delivering care to seniors or people with disabilities or illnesses. Think about your neighbors, families, friends, or fellow churchgoers. How many caregivers can you name? I first became a family caregiver to my great-aunt Marie back in the mid-1980s following my college graduation. She was in her early 80s––a frail, lonely, grieving widow. I was a young, energetic, capable niece. Since then, I have had stints with other family members as either a handson or a long-distance caregiver. There are several levels of caregiving. Supervisory care enables a person to remain living, usually independently in their home. This is considered hands-off care. Driving a person to and from the

grocery store or doctor’s office, stopping by for a friendly visit with a covered casserole and plate of brownies, getting on a ladder to change their lightbulbs or checking their smoke detector batteries––these are examples of supervisory care. Personal care is hands-on care or care that requires the caregiver to physically touch the person. Helping a person with activities of daily living such as getting dressed, grooming, eating, or moving from a bed to a wheelchair puts the caregiver into the person’s physical space. Before you assist a person, plan and discuss the activity you’re planning on doing together. Memory-loss care is for a person who might show signs of impaired memory, impaired thinking or judgment, or other mental impairment. Diagnoses might in-

clude dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, certain types of brain tumors, or the result of a traumatic brain injury. A person with memory loss might be incapable of recognizing danger, summoning assistance, expressing need, or making basic care decisions. The caregiver takes on the responsibility of protecting as well as caring for the person. Palliative care is defined as care provided to a person with either a serious or terminal illness of any kind. This care maximizes quality of life, identifies and treats physical or emotional pain, and is sensitive to a person’s social and emotional well-being. Long-distance care is when a family member who requires care lives a considerable distance away from someone who provides it. For example, your mom lives in another state and your sister is providing day-to-day help. You as the long-distance caregiver take up the task of researching the diagnosis, finding a specialist who will treat your mother’s illness, or listens to and encourages your sister as their caregiver. Are you a family caregiver, do you know a family caregiver, or are you both? This November, I challenge you to spend each and every single one of those 30 days doing something special, helpful, and kind to support a caregiver.

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The History of Thanksgiving Judge Gerald A. Williams on the lesser-known particulars of a traditional American holiday. MOST OF US grew up hearing about how pilgrims sailed for America on a ship called the Mayflower in pursuit of religious freedom. In 1621, they celebrated a harvest with 90 Native Americans who had taught them how to plant corn. While this story is familiar, the actual origin and purpose of Thanksgiving is less so. The legal guidance at the time came primarily from the Mayflower Compact. However, it was primarily a document that praised God, the Christian faith, and the King of England, and it contained a promise to set up laws and ordinances as needed in the future. Some may have agreed to even that basic framework under duress because men were apparently required to sign the document prior to going ashore. Their initial social and economic system could fairly be described as socialism in that they agreed to share everything in common. However, this system met with predictable results. One historian noted, “By 1623, many were complaining that the industrious ones were working to support the lazy ones.” In response, “every man, woman, and child” was given access to “one acre of land to be cultivated as they wished for their own crops, although they would still cultivate the common lands [for everyone.]” Some historical evidence indicates that the bountiful harvest celebration that we associate with Thanksgiving was the direct consequence of the abandonment of collective farming. William Bradford described the benefits of this new system of private property in his journal as follows. “This was very successful. It made all hands very industrious, so that much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could devise…. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to plant corn, while before they would allege weakness and inability.” So how good was Thanksgiving for the Pilgrims? One account, which may have been exaggerated so that more settlers would come from England, portrayed a genuine feast. It described four men returning from a one-day hunt that was so successful that they killed enough birds to supply everyone with meat for almost a week. The Native Americans participated by killing and bringing five deer. The account also described three days of feasting and recreational games.

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Why is Thanksgiving celebrated on the last Thursday of November? ”Before Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, Thanksgiving was celebrated before the now-traditional date. On Oct. 20, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November specifically as a day of thanks. He wrote that it would be “a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow citizens, wherever they may be then, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe.” He also recommended that Americans “offer up penitent and fervent prayers” to God “for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union and harmony throughout the land.” The historical context of that proclamation is also significant. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was reelected over the Democratic nominee, union general George McClellan. Although Lincoln only received 55 percent of the popular vote, he won in the Electoral College by the landslide margin of 212 to 21. The date that most consider to be the end of the Civil War, when General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, did not occur until April 9, 1865. Then, in what can only be described as a loss for mankind, Lincoln died from an assassin’s bullet on April 15 of that same year. In short, the proclamation was issued a month before President Lincoln’s last Thanksgiving.

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Time for Fall With cooler temps comes the arrival of more than 50 shades of green. Here’s what’s in store, says Shelley Sakala.

Quick Tips YOU CAN PEEL LEAF LETTUCE, AND THE PLANT WILL KEEP GROWING NEW LEAVES. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PICK THE WHOLE HEAD OF LETTUCE.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GREEN Lawn envy. It’s a real thing among guys. That competitive side you see on the basketball court or the softball field carries over to the world of landscaping. And regardless of the size (which doesn’t matter, by the way), guys take a lot of pride in their lawns. There must be something primal about a man’s ability to will the land (or at least the lawn) into submission. Guys will invest in seeders, spreaders, mulch, fertilizer, and commercial-grade power equipment in the quest for a backyard that looks like the Augusta National Golf Club. You might have to remind a guy six times before he’ll finally change the air conditioning filters in the house, but just one command from a redheaded Scotsman and guys beeline it to the lawn and garden section for a giant bag of seed and a heart full of dreams. So go ahead, guys, feed your lawn–– feed it. It gives us women hope that someday soon we’ll be sitting on that perfectly manicured grass on a gentle spring day, enjoying a lovely picnic lunch while you read us poetry. In the meantime, would you mind changing those air conditioning filters?

Fall is officially here, which means that our air conditioning units get a much-needed breather, the pumpkin-spice dependencies are now fullblown addictions, and Snuggies have found their way back to the living room. In case you’ve forgotten what fall feels like, here’s what the next couple of months have in store for you:

Warmest ever: 96 Average high temperature: 76  Average precipitation: 65

PLANT STRAWBERRIES NOW TO GET FRESH BERRIES NEXT SPRING.

Average temperature: 64 Average low temperature: 53  Coldest ever: 35 

YOUR WINTER LAWN MAY BEGIN TO YELLOW ONCE THE REALLY COLD WEATHER SETS IN. AN APPLICATION OF AMMONIUM NITRATE WILL BRING BACK THE DARK-GREEN COLOR. Information contained herein was obtained from the The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and John Chapman’s Southwest Gardening with their permission. Keep in mind that soil and conditions vary from location to location. Check with a local yard or landscape expert for specific issues with your garden.

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Doing it Pilgrim Style Home vegetable gardens are all the rage right now. People love the farmer’s market vibe that comes from serving and eating food that you grow yourself. If you’re thinking of growing your own fall cornucopia of vegetables, your timing is perfect. Now is the time to plant seeds for your own personal harvest:

bok choy

kale

spinach

collards

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Honoring Ray Norris Anthem to recognize veteran with service award. Photo by Mike Spinelli Photography

ANTHEM RESIDENT Ray Norris will be honored by the Anthem Community Council (ACC) and the Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team with the 2014 Anthem Veterans Service Award. The award will be conferred at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM) on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. At the request of the Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team, the Anthem Community Council created the Anthem Veterans Service Award in 2013. This award is given annually to an individual or a group to recognize “extraordinary service and selfless dedication in support of our nation’s veterans,” according to the ACC. A plaque with the names of recipients is on display at the Anthem Civic Building. Each of the Daisy Mountain Veterans was nominated and received the 2013 Anthem Veterans Service Award for longstanding leadership and active support of veterans. “Ray Norris exemplifies the meaning behind this award on a daily basis,” reads a statement from the ACC. “In fact, it was reflecting upon all Ray does in this community that prompted the recommendation for such an award. Veterans simply don’t stop serving after their duty has ended. When there is a ‘call for action,’ Ray responds without hesitation. Where there is a need, Ray is there to help. Every person who has had the honor of meeting or working with Ray feels privileged for that opportunity.” Norris served in the U.S. Army for 31 years as a helicopter pilot, a flight instructor, a National Guard facility commander, and an Infantry Battalion executive officer. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1997 with over 12,000 hours of flight time and over 1,200 combat hours. He was the recipient of 28 air medals and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry as well as 13 other medals. Since moving to Anthem in 2002, Norris has been active in numerous civic and community organizations. A partial list of his volunteer service work is as follows: VFW and American Legion Posts (founding member) Daisy Mountain Veterans (post chaplain and parade committee) Anthem Neighborhood Watch Anthem Service and Safety Committee Anthem Rotary Club (president) Anthem Country Club Safety Committee (chair) Anthem Country Club Board of Directors Anthem Community Council Board of Directors Pioneer Village Board of Directors Dreamchaser Horse Rescue Board of Directors

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The Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team is an affiliate group of the ACC. With the dedication of the AVM on Nov. 11, 2011, the extraordinary vision and efforts of the Veterans Memorial Planning Committee, now known as the AVMST, became a lasting legacy to the nation’s veterans. While core operational responsibilities associated with the maintenance and security of the AVM are managed by the ACC, support activities such as fund-raising, programming, community outreach, and the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies are coordinated by the AVMST.


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Taking It to the Next Level The Boulder Creek High School wrestling team has their sights set on a state title. By Max Calderone Photos by Rob Ascherl

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THE 2013–14 wrestling season for Boulder Creek was the most successful in school history. The team won the Division I Section III tournament, a major accomplishment. Even better, they took third as a team in the state finals. The program had five wrestlers place in the state tournament, including state champion Jro Byrd. Branson Tibbs, Stone Crooks, and Nathan Eldridge were all runners-up in their respective weight class, and Cory Crooks finished fourth. As Jro graduated last year, Branson now looks to carry the team on his shoulders for another run at the state title. Immediately following last season, senior team captain Branson and fellow captain Cory Crooks hit the gym. They led the team in two to three practices each day for two weeks! As the school year began, many


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of the wrestlers in the program joined in a wrestling-specific power training class during the day in order to have even more time to prepare for the season. The season began Oct. 31, and it all leads up to the state tournament in early February. The Jaguars are coached by Doug Crooks, who has two sons on the team: junior Cory, and sophomore Stone. As a team, they will settle for nothing less than an overall team state championship, and the Jags expect to have as many individual state champs as possible. Branson has gone through many ups and downs throughout his high school career. In the middle of his sophomore season, he broke his elbow, a devastating injury that caused him to miss the remainder of the season. “That really motivated me to make the state finals and work even harder,” Branson says. The rehab process kept him out of action until right before the beginning of his junior season. He knew he had to train harder than his peers to return stronger than ever. Branson’s work ethic did not go unrewarded. He reached the state tournament with a very impressive 40–3 record and the second seed in his weight class. He made it all the way to the state championship, which ultimately he didn’t win. However, that only sparked an even greater sense of determination in him. When asked what his goals are for this season, Branson answers confidently and without hesitation, “I’m going to win the state title and not lose a match this year.” Branson hopes that his talent both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat translates into even bigger things after high school. He holds an astonishing 4.72 GPA and ranks fourth out of 600 students in the senior class. He is looking to continue wrestling at prestigious Stanford University. As for the rest of the Jaguars, they are among the favorites to capture the state championship this season. Finishing third last season was nice, but with the combination of an impressive coaching staff, a grueling training schedule, and the determined work ethic of the athletes, it’s certain that they won’t settle until they’re lifting another trophy over their heads.

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An Eye for Detail Anthem artist Rebecca Case captures beauty through her watercolor paintings. By Anissa Stringer

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MOST ARTISTS HAVE spent years learning about shadowing, perspective, and color. Rebecca Case did not. Rebecca’s father was artistic and spent time sketching and painting, but aside from a few classes in middle school, Rebecca never had much interest in art. It was only desperation that made her pull out the watercolor paints her dad had given her a few years ago. She needed a gift for Father’s Day. and the finished piece—a red flower—was so good that it astounded everyone—including Rebecca. Mostly, though, Rebecca was surprised at how much she enjoyed the process of painting. Later that same year, she painted Japanese Garden for her husband. “I painted during the day and then shoved the painting under the bed so he had no idea,” Rebecca says. As


her skills grew, she attempted something a bit more ambitious, but halfway through the painting, she got intimidated and just stopped. It took her several years to get back to it. “I talked to a friend who gave me the advice to ‘just do it,’” Rebecca says. She finished Walking in Flagstaff in 2013 and has been painting ever since. “My husband and family have been my hugest encouragement,” Rebecca says. Their support of her newfound passion led her to turn to kickstarter.com, a crowdfunding platform that helps people finance their creative projects. Her goal was to raise enough money to offer high-quality prints of her art, and she was successful on her first try. Those prints are now available for sale on her website, and they mark the official beginning of her career as an artist. Rebecca also recently applied for the Arizona Watercolor Association Show. “There were hundreds [of paintings] submitted, and of those, 81 were selected,” she says. Her painting, A Taste of Napa, was one of them. It took nearly five months to complete because of the level of detail Rebecca incorporates into her paintings, something that sets her work apart. With her love of detail, Rebecca knows that it might be easier to work in another medium, but she loves the versatility and transparent colors that watercolors provide. “No other medium can show nature the way watercolors can,” she says. Rebecca adds that her husband, Donald, has a great eye for photography and usually snaps the photos that she uses to create her paintings. “I get to see her painting from idea stage through completion, and I’m always amazed at how she brings a scene to life,” Donald says. “Her detail and wonderful use of color is a long and methodical process, and watching a painting take form from a blank white page is almost as enjoyable as viewing the final detail.” Rebecca’s long-term goal is to travel extensively to experience and paint different landscapes. For now, she’s content to capture the beauty she finds closer to home—and that means that it will be easy for us to follow Anthem’s newest artist as her career takes off. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook at facebook.com /rebeccacasewatercolors, where she posts photos of her progress on current paintings. You can also visit her website at rcasewatercolors.com to purchase high-quality prints of her work.

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How to Successfully Rehome your Pet Local pet advocate Roberta Gottlieb on finding your pet a furr-ever home. OWNER SURRENDER: Two words that frequently make any animal rescuer cringe. Why? Because the next part of the message may include any of the following: “We had a baby.” “I am moving, and the new place does not allow pets.” “My old dog does not get along with our new dog.” (It’s typically the dog that the owner has had for years that must go—“trading up for a newer model”.) “The dog/cat must be gone by tonight!” Yes, sometimes a truly urgent situation that was absolutely unavoidable will present itself: a sudden death in the family, a domestic-violence situation, a fire in the home. But the phone calls and e-mails we get in rescue stem from situations that have been anticipated for quite some time. The primary mission of most privately run smaller nonprofit animal rescues is to save the animals at immediate need. These include those on the euthanasia list, abandoned animals, and strays. If we do agree to take custody of an owner surrender, it usually means that your animal will take the place of one who is at a high risk of being killed. This is not something any of us want to be doing on a regular basis. These are the steps to take if rehoming seems unavoidable: 1. First, plan ahead. Give yourself at least four months to find a new home. 2. Exhaust all possible personal outlets, such as family members, friends, and neighbors.

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3. Ask your vet if you can post a flyer in the office. 4. In Phoenix, the only no-kill shelter that may accept owner surrenders is the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL). This is by appointment only.

5. Anthem Pets is a local, volunteerdriven organization that can courtesy-post your pet on their Facebook page to give him or her additional publicity. 6. Do not post your animal “For Free” on craigslist. This can put your pet in


extreme danger for abuse or to be used as a bait dog for a dog-fighting ring. 7. Contact small nonprofit rescues, but please, be honest. (The website for PACC911, a coalition of many Phoenix rescues, contains a listing of all members. Some may be breed specific, so you can start with these). A rescue that seriously wants to assist you will expect you to share your previous efforts, may make additional suggestions, and will ask lots of questions. Occasionally, we can provide some simple behaviormanagement solutions to solve your issue. Please do not become offended or defensive, and do not make up a story. This is why: Those of us in rescue are trying to save some of the 40,000 animals killed at our shelters every year in metropolitan Phoenix, and these animals are typically given only 72 hours before they get on the euthanasia list. Each night, rescue

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people stay awake until the wee hours in an attempt to network these animals to save as many as possible. We take our work very seriously. We request your respect, and in return we will only respect you if you are honest. Animal rescue is a serious, emotionally and financially draining mission. 8. Under no circumstances should you abandon your pet in your home, yard, or the street. Both Maricopa County animal shelters accept ownersurrendered pets only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You

will have to pay a fee to surrender your pet. The Arizona Humane Society also accepts owner surrenders, by appointment only. Please make either of these options a last resort, since both of these organizations are kill shelters. (Many citizens are unaware that the Arizona Humane Society euthanizes healthy animals). In an ideal world, no one would ever need to find a new home for their pet. But unexpected life events can happen to anyone. It is my hope that any pet, regardless of their health or age, be considered a family member. Please plan ahead, respect your pet’s needs and exercise extreme care if you need to rehome your pet.

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Let’s Gather Party planner Jamila Watson creates a welcoming Thanksgiving Day tableau. THERE HASN’T BEEN a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought about how thankful I am—thankful for my life, my family, and my friends. That’s why I cherish the Thanksgiving holiday. I love having family and friends over and just slowing down and catching up with everyone. I don’t even mind the men hanging out in the family room watching the game all day—as long as they help with the cleanup afterward! And of course, my special pleasure is decorating and choosing pieces that create a warm and relaxing environment for our gathering.

Main Table I love adding fall touches to my main dining room table. To me, they signify the season and nice weather. One year, I wanted to create a rustic tablescape with touches of gold. I did this by adding gold spray paint to pumpkins that I picked up from the craft store. I displayed the largest pumpkin on a wooden he centerpiece to add some height. Candles were placed to create a warm glow during the evening hours, and pinecones and a berry garland were used as accents.

Vendor Credits Parties On Purpose: Party styling, photography partiesonpurpose.com Feeling Crafty: Fall wreath facebook.com/feelingcraftyaz Sweetly Smitten: Gather sign etsy.com/shop/sweetlysmitten The Tomkat Studio: Cake and cupcake stands thetomkatstudio.com Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe (Walmart Happy Valley): pumpkin, red velvet and vanilla cupcakes

Desserts What’s a gathering without desserts? Thanksgiving is one of the biggest dessert-focused holidays ever! I love having sweets out at gatherings even before dinner so that people can snack all night long. For our display, we have pumpkin, red velvet, and vanilla cupcakes.

Welcome Sign I also found a charming sign that I use to welcome guests into my home. When celebrat-ing, my number-one goal is to make my guests feel relaxed, comfortable, and welcomed. I love this sign because of the gold accents against the chalkboard background.

Door Decor Since Thanksgiving gatherings are all about creating a beautiful and welcoming environment, why not add a gorgeous wreath to your front door? The one I chose was created by Kristin Mueller, who owns a local business called Feeling Crafty AZ. You can even add your own ribbons and embellishments! Make sure to check out her paper crafts, handmade invitations, wreaths, and more. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Seasonal Craft Creations Crafty local mom Shannon Fisher details two functional fall art projects to try. Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography

FALL HAS ARRIVED! There are so many fun crafts to make this time of year. Here are some functional art projects that are striking yet simple—thankfully!

Place Mats If you want to preserve your child’s art and make it useful as well, start with clear contact paper, construction paper, paint, markers, brushes, water, and paper towels. For a Thanksgiving turkey theme, start with colored construction paper. Next, use any washable paint in red, orange, and yellow paint for the feather colors. Using a brush, color your child’s hands with the first color and have him or her gently press both hands down fairly close together on the paper. Make sure that the fingers are spread out like a starfish to give the illusion of separate tail feathers. Wash the hands or use a baby wipe, and repeat the steps with the next two colors. The colors will overlap. Next, use a color of choice for the body of the turkey. We used brown and covered their feet with the paint, using a clean brush. Have your child gently step onto the paper, with the heel as the head of the turkey. Allow to fully dry, and add eyes, feet, and a red wattle to your turkey. Don’t forget to include the child’s name and age if you want to remember who made it. You now take two sheets of contact paper cut slightly larger than your paper. Lay the first piece of contact paper sticky side up on your flat sur-

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face. Carefully place the picture on top of the contact paper. Now, cover the top with a second piece of contact paper and press down to seal the edges. Another quick option, if you don’t want to use paint, is to cut the turkey and feathers out of colored paper and glue them down on the paper. For the tail feathers, you can have your artist write something that he or she is thankful for on each tail feather to remember this year’s gratitude points in the future! You now have a cute preserved work of art that can be used for many years to come.

Shannon Fisher is a local mother of two girls and owner of Shannon Fisher Photography. She has taught elementary and high school art and in her spare time now vvolunteers with Girl Scouts and teaches photography workshops to parents and kids.


Calendars If you have an old calendar with photos of scenery, you can add funny photos of your family to make a new calendar. Take any photo prints you may have and carefully cut them out to add to the background using tape or glue. Once you have created the 12 new calendar pages like the one in the example, you can scan the images to your desktop or a small thumb drive that holds JPEG images. You can now use the images and upload them to any place that sells photo calendars. I use Costco since they have good pricing (around $10 plus shipping) and will mail the calendars right to your home, but any location that sells photo calendars will work. If you do not have a copier, you can use places like Staples or Office Max. They charge a small fee to make copies or scan the images for you. My girls thought this was a creative and fun way to make a new calendar before the New Year. Hope you enjoy creating these functional arts and crafts! NOVEMBER 2014

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Young Leaders MEET THE ANTHEM YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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THE ANTHEM COMMUNITY Council is pleased to announce the 13 local youth selected to serve on the inaugural Anthem Youth Advisory Council (AYAC). The students, who officially begin their roles on Nov. 1, were selected after an in-depth application and interview process. Tasked with attending monthly meetings, assisting with special events and programs, engaging the area’s youth through their leadership and ideas, and serving as positive role models for Anthem community members, these 13 students who range from

seventh to 12th graders represent several local schools. During their term, they will also experience how local government works and how community services are provided. AYAC was formed as an initiative of the ACC Board of Directors under the advisement of directors Rob Linder and Ryan Halleran along with ACC Community Executive Officer Jenna Kollings. “This program really gives youth a voice on local community projects and issues, and we look forward to their input and new insights on how to benefit Anthem,” Jenna says.

The AYAC is looking for adult mentors to impart knowledge, guidance, and leadership advice to these dynamic youth. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Jenna Kollings at jkollings@anthemcouncil.com for more details.

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Members of the inaugural Anthem Youth Advisory Council. The 13th member, Lily Woods, not pictured.


MEET THE AYAC

Kylie Pennell Grade: Seventh Kylie currently serves on the young women’s presidency council and is an active member of the student council at Ridgeline Academy. Kylie dreams of being part of a positive change in Anthem and sharing her ideas with other great thinkers.

Davis Noble Grade: Seventh Davis does community service by donating his time raising awareness for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. He also spends time with the local food banks and pantries, helping feed those in need. Davis is inspired to develop community events and enhancements dedicated specifically for teens.

Avery Linder Grade: Eighth Avery is a member of the National Junior Honor Society at Diamond Canyon School and is a young women’s counselor. She plays volleyball and participates in community service activities collecting food and blankets, and fund-raising for military families. Avery envisions creating an outlet in which Anthem youth could be active and accepted.

Sophia Palenque Grade: Eighth Sophia is a Girl Scout who participates with We Care Anthem to help benefit the homeless and local veterans. Sophia hopes to develop a program that matches mentors with teens to help guide and support their future goals.

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Ryan Norcia Grade: Freshman Ryan is a member of the board of governors at the Anthem Country Club and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. An athlete, He plays volleyball and baseball, and he received the DVUSD Pursuing Victory with Honor Athlete Award. Ryan is excited to bring his positive energy to the community.

Mallory Vivola Grade: Sophomore Mallory is a member of the Sunset Ridge Nation Junior Honor Society and helps organize events for her school and community: Relay for Life, trick or treating food drive, and other service projects. Mallory wishes to bring Anthem teens together to experience “life in abundance” and increase the sense of community.

Joseph Poznecki Grade: Sophomore Joseph is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Anthem Preparatory Academy Leadership Team. He also runs varsity cross-country. Joseph wishes to build communal spirit and pride among Anthem Youth.

Aidan McGirr Grade: Junior Aidan is a member of his school’s leadership team and has been tutoring younger students to navigate the complexities of math. Aidan is passionate about alcohol and drug education in youth and wants to advocate for teen-driven programs.

Megan O’Reilly Grade: Junior Megan is part of the engineering club and athletic decathlon team at Boulder Creek High School. She’s received the President's Education Award and is a volunteer at the library. Megan wants to see teen support groups established in Anthem so that teens have a safe place to express themselves.

Courtney Jones Grade: Junior Courtney is a National Junior Honor Society member. She plays varsity volleyball at Boulder Creek High School and helps tutor her fellow students in her free time. Courtney wants to set up a program that aides students in preparing for college,by providing assistance in filing out applications, volunteer requirements, athletics, and helping them locate scholarship opportunities.

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Alexandria Razo Grade: Junior Alexandria is a part of the Global Studies Program and is currently the junior class vice president at Boulder Creek High School. She is a National Junior Honor Society member and has received the Jaguar Award for her participation in cross-country. Alexandria wants to bring a greater sense of community and belonging to Anthem.

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Lily Woods Grade: Senior Lily is a theater advocate and the current student body president at Boulder Creek High School. Lily wants to be a voice in the community that she grew up in and leave a lasting impression before she leaves for college.

Hunter White Grade: Senior Hunter provides a positive role model to his teammates and classmates, showing great sportsmanship and support. He is a basketball player at Boulder Creek High School and believes in the development of teamwork. Hunter wants to see courses taught in Anthem focusing on technological resources and online safety.

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A Real Thanksgiving: DMV Parade to Honor Vietnam Combat Vets By Jim Oliveri Photos by Vendetta Art Studios–Phoenix, LLC

THE 10TH ANNUAL Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Anthem. Since this year marks the 50th anniversary of the official beginning of the Vietnam War, the DMV Parade Committee has elected to honor local men and women who fought in Southeast Asia. Forty-eight combat veterans, including five women, have agreed to serve as honorary parade grand marshals. “We’re hoping that the entire community will come out to thank our Vietnam vets, many of whom never received the parade they deserved,” says event chairwoman Mary Ann Derryberry. “Our parade

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has become a great local tradition and is one of the largest and most spectacular of its kind in the state of Arizona. It should make for a wonderful family event.” Following a mighty cannon blast to be heard all across Anthem, the parade will start off promptly at 10 a.m. from King Drive, just south of Boulder Creek High School. The line of march will proceed north on Gavilan Peak Parkway, turning east on Anthem Way, then south on Freedom Way to conclude at the Anthem Community Center. Residents should be aware that the northbound lane of Gavilan Peak Parkway will close to traffic at 9 a.m. New parade participants this year will be the Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Drum Line, the APS Clowns, the Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team, the Granite Mountain Riders, the Justice League of AZ Super Heroes, MCSO Explorer Post #2502, the Northern Arizona All Airborne 82nd Airborne Division Association, Shawnee Lady Equestrian Unit, and the Western Vehicle & Arizona John Anderson Wayne. Returning units and proven crowd pleasers will include the El Zaribah Shriners and their comical collection of zany vehicles, the Sun City Poms, Smokey the Bear, the Wells Fargo Stage Coach, the Boulder Creek High School Band, the Arizona Rough Riders, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Daisy Mountain Fire Department

The Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) Organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that comprises former or retired service members, active-duty military, family members, and anyone interested in the wellbeing of veterans and their families. Membership is open to residents of Anthem, Black Canyon City, Desert Hills, New River, and North Phoenix. New members are always welcome. To join the DMV, please submit an application with a $10 membership fee to: Daisy Mountain Veterans 3655 W. Anthem Way Ste. A109 334 Anthem, AZ 85086 Application forms may be obtained online by visiting daisymtnvets.org or requested by mail from the address above.

Honor Guard, the the memorial replica of the USS Arizona, the 3rd Marine Division Association, the Iwo Jima Memorial float, Musical Theater of Anthem, Diamond Canyon Advanced Band, and numerous military, civic, and business groups. The DMV will once again participate with the U.S. Marine Corps in its Toys for Tots program. Prior to the parade, new unwrapped gifts will be accepted at the following locations: Anthem Community Center, Daisy Mountain Veterans Bingo, Harper Physical Therapy, OSR Physical Therapy, Phantom Realty, PostNet, Rayne of the North Valley, Justin Simons State Farm Insurance, and Toys “R” Us at the Outlets. Collection boxes will also be strategically placed along the parade route on the day of the parade. The Marines will distribute the toys to needy children during the Yule season. Let’s all help them make the holiday a happy one for kids who might otherwise have little. Be sure to attend in Anthem on Nov. 8 to honor our Vietnam combat veterans for what may very well be the best veterans celebration in Arizona.


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TEEN PEER PRESSURE* 19%

Life coach Dr. Chris Wylie talks about influencers. TODAY, WHEN YOU step out of your house, take a look around you. Whom do you see? What do you see? When you go out with your friends, what do you see and hear? Be careful about whom you hang out with because you may become like them. Be selective with your entertainment because it has an impact on you. Control your thoughts because they lead to action, habit, and destiny. Garbage in, garbage out. You are like a human sponge rolling around planet Earth soaking up everything in its path and making it a part of you. You are like a chameleon turning the color of whatever you happen to be around at any given time. Only the colors stain.

of teens report they would give up using a cell phone while driving if their friends did the same.

You are like an audio recorder with the red light on at all times. You may forget what you hear and read, but your subconscious remembers every single word and directs you accordingly. When you speak, it’s usually a playback of the recording. So no, you cannot hang out with your loser friends and not have them affect you negatively. You are stuck with mirror neurons that act how your friends act and do what they do. You can’t control it. The only thing you can control is what you allow your inner copycat to see.

70%

of teens who smoke say they started smoking because their friends smoke or they felt peer pressure to try smoking.

May I suggest you show it some cool stuff: 1. Show it some people who are succeeding and living productive lives. Go to seminars and your house of worship instead of shopping malls and bars.

55%

of teens tried drugs for the first time because they felt pressured by their friends.

2. Show it movies where people do heroic stuff as opposed to showing it most of the trash coming out of Hollywood lately. 3. Show it some mental movies of people doing great things by reading biographies.

33%

of teen boys ages 15–17 feel pressured to have sex.

4. Show it images of you accomplishing your goals.

Dr. Chris Wylie’ s “Life Coaching...for Life” helps you get from where you are in your life now to where you want to go. Dr. Wylie is an educational psychologist as well as the founder and president of the Psychological Testing Center of Phoenix; he can be reached through his website at lifecoachingdr.com. 42 || 85086MAGAZINE.com || NOVEMBER 2014

5. Show it pictures of stuff you want. Take control of your personal environment and guard your eyes with your life. They truly are the windows to the soul.

22%

of teen girls feel pressured to have sex.

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Apple & Pear Cider with Cinnamon Sticks and Anise Star in Apple Cups This recipe from Borton Fruit is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. Serves 12

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apples (Fuji, Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Gala) red pears liter good-quality apple cider cinnamon sticks (more for garnish but optional) whole star anise (more for garnish but optional) lemons, halved

With a knife remove the tops of all of the apples and pears. Begin hollowing out each of the pieces of fruit and place on a serving tray. Sprinkle the juice of the lemons over the apples and pears to prevent browning. In a large pot, add the apple cider and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and add the cinnamon sticks and star anise. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and star anise and ladle the warm cider into the apple and pear cups. Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and star anise. Serve warm. Recipe courtesy of bortonfruit.com

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PROFESSIONAL Profiles ASK THE ATTORNEY

Kerrie Droban

Q: Do I really need an attorney to handle my divorce? We agree on everything. A: Usually, yes. If one spouse hires an attorney, you will be at an extreme disadvantage if you decide to represent yourself. You will be held to the same standard as a lawyer and expected to litigate the case and be as knowledgeable about the law. Even if you and your spouse agree to the equitable division of assets, legal decision-making authority and parenting time, it’s sound to hire a lawyer to draft up your agreements and ensure that your mutual contract is not only enforceable but fair.

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food | HOME COOKING

Get Ready for “Turkey Day” The Desert Baroness shares her secrets for a delicious Thanksgiving. THIS YEAR WILL mark my 11th Thanksgiving celebration in Arizona. The years have definitely flown by! I moved to Desert Hills in 2004 from Maple Valley, Washington. I was a single mom with three kids back then, but when I received a marriage proposal from the love of my life (who lived in Arizona), it was time to say yes and start a new life in the Sonoran Desert. A new home, new schools, a wedding, and starting new family traditions awaited. We moved into our house the weekend before Thanksgiving. With my kitchen barely set up and a mismatched dining room arranged, I went about cooking our first Thanksgiving dinner in Arizona. And of course, it had to be yummy and wonderful, as always. Wink. I got up early that Thanksgiving morning to start the bird like I’d done for years. I headed off to the kitchen when my husband asked me what I was doing. I told him I was starting the turkey (duh!). Then he told me he makes the turkey every year (what?). I told him I make the turkey every year. Then he told me he stuffs the bird (seriously?). I told him I make the stuffing in a baking dish. Then he told me he likes canned cranberry sauce (really?). I told him I like fresh cranberry sauce. How would we solve this dilemma? After a little verbal sparring match to see who would wear the Turkey Day cooking pants, we decided that we’d make Thanksgiving dinner together every year and begin a new tradition. We’ve had two different stuffings, two different cranberry sauces, and many great turkey recipes that we’ve gone through over the years

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Pancetta, Bacon, Sourdough, and Apple Stuffing

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pound pancetta, cut into Ω-inch cubes––use kitchen scissors to make this a snap pound Applewood thick-cut bacon, cut into Ω-inch cubes Tbs. olive oil Tbs. garlic, minced cup celery, chopped cups yellow onion, chopped Tbs. butter Golden Delicious apples, peeled, sliced and chopped cups chicken broth quarts (1Ω loaf) sourdough bread cut into 1-inch cubes (hint: age bread in your pantry for a few days to harden the loaf) cup parsley, chopped Tbs. fresh thyme leaves, chopped Salt and pepper to taste

Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and put into a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown pancetta and bacon in olive oil until crisp, stirring often (approximately 10 minutes). Add celery, onion, and garlic and sauté about 4 more minutes until onions are translucent. Add the butter, and when melted, add apples and stir well to coat evenly. Sauté an additional two minutes. Pour mixture over bread cubes; add parsley and thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until mixed well. Spoon stuffing into a buttered 13x9 baking dish. Press down mixture lightly and spread evenly. Bake until brown and crusty, about 45 minutes.

while we’ve both worn those pants! One turkey recipe that is hands down one of our favorites is a recipe for Apple Wood Smoked Turkey (find the recipe on my blog). Smoking a turkey is fun and easy! I make a delicious pancetta, bacon, sourdough and apple stuffing with it. It’s absolutely scrumptious with either oven-

roasted or smoked turkey. Who wears the Turkey Day cooking pants in your family? I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me your answer and share a pic of your Turkey Day feast with me @ DesertBaroness. See you all at the Anthem y Outlets on Black Friday!

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 Silver Age Stylist Martin Weston on celebrating the beauty of gray hair. WHETHER IT’S FOR the work I do in the salon or the book I’m writing, I look for inspiration every day. It doesn’t matter where it’s found. It could be as global as something in nature or as simple as the beautiful color of a glass of tea. I look for shapes and textures as well as complementary and contrasting color palettes. Recently I read “Gray hair is a crown of splendor,” and the truth of those words inspired me. It’s one thing to choose to color your hair; it’s quite another to feel inferior for choosing not to. For years I’ve encouraged clients, both men and women, to embrace their natural silver hair, and the results have been life changing for many of them. Some have gone kicking and screaming only to be wowed by the person they see reflected in the mirror. Consider how often you’ve been struck by the stunning beauty of someone with silver hair. It takes effort and patience to seamlessly switch from previously colored hair to your natural hue, but the dramatic results can be jaw dropping.

Be Unforgettable!

Getting Color?

The solution to looking beautiful at 50 is to stop trying to look like you’re still 20. Many women I’ve known over the years have been so emotionally attached to their hair that they refuse to alter it, as it symbolizes youth, femininity, sexiness, and power. Salon visits to color your gray hair can range from every six weeks to twice a month, so is it time to make that change to your natural color? If so, let your style evolve! Short of shaving your head and starting over, here are a few steps you can take to ensure that your transition is smooth.

If you’ve been using a blonde or copper permanent color, switch to a translucent semi-permanent color. Ease into your new gray hair by having your hairstylist use a lighter shade, highlights, or balayage—a hand-applied coloring technique developed in France—to the new growth, avoiding the ends. Gradually, the ends will fade, making the contrast less obvious. If your hair is colored dark, consider adding a few semi-permanent lowlights or balayage to the new growth, again avoiding the ends. Visually, this will blur the line of contrasting colors between your roots and previous color. As your gray continues to grow

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TAKE A HINT FROM A FEW SILVER FOXES— GRAY HAIR IS THE NEW BLACK! Emmylou Harris, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eric Dane, Helen Mirren, Richard Gere, Grace Slick, Stacy London, Gerard Butler, Judy Dench, Anderson Cooper, Diane Keaton, Mark Harmon, P!nk, Taylor Hicks, Toni Morrison, Nichelle Nichols, and Patti Smith.

out, reduce the amount of lowlights until you’re able to stop them completely. You can even camouflage your new growth by using a nonpermanent rinse. Though your gray will be slightly visible, it’s still not as noticeable as if left untreated. The color will wash out after a few shampoos.

Cuts and Products? Cutting your hair will speed up the process of growing out your color. For a look that is one part chic and one part sophisticated, opt for something contemporary. An on-trend pixie cut, a shattered bob, or choppy layers will be more youthful and revitalizing. On the plus side, these haircuts help to hide your roots as you’re growing out. Because gray hair can have a coarser texture, it’s best to enhance its beauty by using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Once a week, use a shampoo specifically designed to remove any yellow tones that come from chemical or environmental pollutants. Always follow with a deep conditioning. When styling, finish it with a product designed to add gloss. This will reflect light and keep your beautiful, natural color from appearing dull and lifeless. NOVEMBER 2014

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better | HEALTH

Balance Fitness mentor Michelle Steinke on achieving a full and fit life. LET ME ASK you a few questions. Grab a piece of paper and write your answers, which you’ll keep in a safe place. Define what a balanced life means to you. Remember, to define balance, you have to take into consideration that life is always evolving and changing. What is balanced to you today may not be balanced to you tomorrow. What was the happiest day of your life? What is your biggest goal or dream? Name a few people that you love. What weighs you down? Who weighs you down? What’s at the top of your bucket list? What do you hope to be remembered for? What inspires you to live your best life?

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Now that you’ve considered some of the most important aspects of your personal life, I want you to think about balance at a deeper level.

Five keys to balance 1. Awareness and mindfulness. When you are fully aware and mindful, you see every moment of your life and you learn to appreciate it. Live in the moment as a mindful and aware person, and don’t become obsessed with the past or the future. 2. Appreciation of your body. When I say “appreciation,” I mean an ability to truly take care of your body. Live life with a grateful appreciation for what you have been given in the form of your body. Make healthy choices in life, exercise, and be active, eat a balanced and healthy diet, and allow your body solid rest.


3. Community. Take the time to develop a solid support system. Community is key to a balanced life overall. You need support with your fitness, your family, and your happiness. 4. Patience. Patience can help us turn our dreams into reality. Patience helps us in all aspects of life and will help keep you in balance. Patience will lead to mindfulness, and with that, you get closer to balanced living. You need to develop patience as a parent, a spouse, an employee, or a business owner. You particularly need patience just to drive in traffic or wait at the grocery store! A patient person will find himself or herself living a more mindful and balanced life. 5. Simplicity. This is one of the key aspects of balanced living. When you build your life simply, you ultimately reduce so many out-of-balance factors in it. Reduce clutter as well as the need to want more, and you will ultimately reduce the lack of balance in your life.

A few tips for becoming more balanced • Create Boundaries. With the explosion of social media, we often forget to create those important boundaries in our lives. Don’t allow toxins into your life; set up boundaries where necessary. • “No” is an answer. This one is pretty hard to remember but is so key to simplicity and personal awareness. • Keep a journal. Write your inner thoughts, and use your written words as a way to unwind and de-stress. • Understand and accept that you’re not a superhero. You don’t have to be all things to all people. It’s okay to admit that you can’t or don’t want to do something. Now, take the answers to the questions I posed you above, and write a one page “why letter.” Why are you trying to live a more fit and balanced life? Based, on your answers above, what drives you to live this life more mindfully? Write your why and put it away for the next six months. Each day, take baby steps to get closer to your goals and dreams. After six months, take our your why letter and see how you did. You may be amazed at what can be accomplished in such a short amount of time.

Michelle is the founder and CEO of 1FW Training and the future One Fit Widow Foundation. After losing her husband in 2009, Michelle found a new love for fitness as a grief-coping mechanism. Learn more about her at 1fwtraining.com.

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better | BEAUTY

Sun Goddess Alert Local beauty expert Jacqueline StarrHubert on why photofacials could be your skin’s saving grace. I MUST ADMIT that I wasn’t always careful in the sun and didn’t always use SPF when I was younger. Many of my generation would actually use baby oil to “cook” ourselves just so that we could proudly show off our bathing suit tan lines. Little did we know that we were speeding up the aging process and increasing our risk for skin cancer! What we’re left with are brown spots, otherwise referred to as hyperpigmentation. Thank goodness that there are a few options available to create color clarity for our complexion based on our skin type and budget. Let’s explore the fastest and most popular method: IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacials. IPL photofacial is a laser treatment that is nothing short of a miracle when it comes to erasing those ugly sunspots left behind from our reckless sun exposure. As a bonus, the procedure will treat most unwanted broken capillaries that also add to the “abused” look. Let me be very clear about this—done incorrectly or on the wrong person, this treatment can have horrible results, sometimes with permanent damage. It’s important to educate yourself before seeking out a professional. With this information, you should be able to determine whether you are paired with the right professional to administer the treatment appropriate for you. WHAT IS PHOTO REJUVENATION USED FOR? Photo rejuvenation IPL laser treatments are most commonly used for: • Lightening and removing sun spots, age spots, and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest, hands, and other areas of the body • Lightening and reducing redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels, and “broken” blood vessels on the face, neck, and chest • Helping to control flushing FYI: Some technicians may infer that IPL stimulates collagen. Be careful that

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this is not your only reason for having the treatment. My experience has been that if skin tightening occurs, it’s simply caused by temporary swelling and is very short-lived. HOW DOES THIS TREATMENT WORK? The laser/IPL device emits a range of light waves that are then tuned and targeted at hemoglobin (the red blood cells in the blood vessels) or melanin (the brown pigment in freckles and age spots). The light beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by either hemoglobin or melanin, resulting in damage to the vessel wall or fragmenting of melanin pigment. The body, rendering them less visible, then absorbs these tiny vessels and the melanin pigment. DO IPL PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENTS HURT, AND HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE? There may be mild discomfort during the treatment, but most patients tolerate the treatment well. Think of it as a rubberband snap. The first treatment is usually the zingiest. As your skin begins to clear, the treatments usually become less uncomfortable. Treatments usually take 30 to 60 minutes. UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS SHOULD THESE TREATMENTS NOT BE ADMINISTERED? • Pregnancy • Recent sunburn or suntan • Unprotected sun exposure, tanning bed or solarium use four weeks prior to treatment • Breastfeeding • Cancer • Lupus • Vitiligo, a condition marked by loss of pigmentation in patchy areas of the skin • History of seizures • History of keloid scarring, which manifests as lumpy, rubbery lesions

• Severe dermatitis, active inflammatory acne or eczema (within the treatment area) • Active infections • Accutane treatment for acne within the last year • Diabetes medication • Herpes simplex outbreak (within the treatment area) • Photosensitizing medications • Presence of a pacemaker • Presence of surgical metal pins or plates under the skin of treatment area • Melasma, which consists of hormonally driven brown spotting. A professional can assist in determining if you have it. When there is uncertainty, request a test spot. The ideal candidate for IPL is someone with light skin who has sun damage or broken capillaries. Asians and people with darker skin should be extra careful. There is a questionnaire (the Fitzpatrick Scale) that most professionals use to gauge your skin sensitivity. RED FLAGS IN THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE! • Complete health history not requested • Machine is not registered with the state (should be available to view on request) • Technician certificate/license from state not displayed • Thorough consultation not given prior to treatment • Set number of treatments required to purchase (Let’s face it—no one has a crystal ball.)


• Before-photos not taken. Insist that photos be taken. This will protect you and the professional. • No before-and-after client photos available to see results others have had. (Be sure they are actual clients that have been treated by the professional with whom you are working. The internet has millions of photos that anyone can download and claim as their work.) RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS: • Skin redness, tenderness, and swelling 48 hours to one week post-treatment • Blisters and burns (rare) • Unwanted changes in pigmentation (white or dark patches), more likely to occur in dark-skinned or tanned individuals • Scabbing (common with brown spots, which are supposed to rise to the surface, crust over, and eventually flake off). Scabbing is actually very light and thin and should not to be mistaken for the scab on an injured knee, for example. SUN DAMAGE MAY NOT BE OBVIOUS. ASK FOR YOUR RESULTS. Average Cost: $200–$400 per treatment We all have a budget, and the trick is to find someone you trust who respects what you can pay and is willing to work with you. As a rule, I never tell a client that it will take x amount of treatment to reach his or her goal. The human body doesn’t always respond as we would like it to, and my goal is to do it for less than what we discuss. The fact that there is no real downtime makes this treatment very attractive. Develop a trusting relationship with a professional and ask if they can work with you on the pricing. Although IPL is easy and affordable, be selective where you go to get it performed. Of all the laser and non-laser treatments out there, IPL can be a loose cannon, and caution is advised. I always say, “There’s a million ways to bake a cake, and IPL is not for everyone. There are other options that may be a better fit for you.” But if it’s determined by your chosen professional that you’re a good candidate, congratulations! You will love the results. One can treat just about anywhere on the body—my personal favorite next to the face are hands! For additional questions pertaining to this article or for any other questions, feel free to reach out to me at team@85086magazine.com and include Beauty in the subject line.

Jacqueline Starr-Hubert, ME, MLT, has been an Anthem resident since 2001. A medical esthetician/laser technician and makeup artist, she works at Bellina Medspa. NOVEMBER 2014

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better | INSIDE

Allergy or Cold? Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann on the differences between the cold virus and seasonal allergies. QUESTION: I seem to get a cold every fall. I’m starting to wonder if this “cold” is really seasonal allergies. How can I tell? ANSWER: We’ve all had that feeling––you wake up coughing, your throat starts to

burn, and as the day wears on, nasal congestion sets in and you start to feel like you’ve been run over by a truck. Have you woken up with a cold, or is it just allergies? If you’re starting to recognize a pattern of getting a “cold” every year at this time, it is possible that you could really just be experiencing seasonal allergies. Both the cold virus and seasonal allergies are common this time of year as we start to emerge from our air-conditioned homes to take full advantage of the fall-like weather. While the symptoms of each can be very similar, there are some distinct variances that can help you determine the true cause of your suffering and treat your ailment appropriately. There are also some distinct differ-

SYMPTOM

COLD

ALLERGY

Cough

Usually

Sometimes

General aches and pains

Sometimes

Never

Fatigue

Sometimes

Sometimes

Itchy eyes

Rarely

Usually

Sneezing

Usually

Usually

Sore throat

Usually

Sometimes

Runny nose

Usually

Usually

Stuffy nose

Usually

Usually

Fever

Rarely

Never

COLD

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• Antihistamines TREATMENT

• Decongestants

• Antihistamines

• Non-steroidal antiinflammatory medicines (e.g., Advil or Aleve)

• Nasal steroids

• Wash your hands often with soap and water

• Avoid things that you’re allergic to, such as pollen, house dust mites, mold, pet dander, and cockroaches

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• Decongestants

ences in onset and duration of symptoms. Common colds are caused by viruses that you can pick up when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or shakes your hand. Symptoms usually take a few days to appear after being infected with the virus, and a typical cold will leave you suffering no more than a couple of weeks. Seasonal allergies however, are caused by your immune system reacting negatively to an exposed allergen. Seasonal-allergy sufferers start to experience symptoms immediately after exposure to the offending allergen and will experience these symptoms as long as they’re exposed, which could be days or months. It’s fortunate that you’re now noticing a pattern to your symptoms. I suggest that you continue to keep a log of them, and if you notice them lasting more than a couple of weeks, talk to your health-care provider to determine the best treatment. If it is indeed seasonal allergies, it would be beneficial to get tested to understand what you’re allergic to so that you can limit your exposure to the offending agents.

Tara has resided ini Anthem A thh em 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. tarastorjohann.com


better | FITNESS

Make Thanksgiving “Fit Friendly” Don’t slip into bad habits during the holidays, says local fitness instructor Desiree Robbins. THE WEATHER IS cooling down, the nights are getting longer, and the meals are getting heavier! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but perhaps not for your fit lifestyle. As Thanksgiving and the winter holidays approach, we all are struggling a little more to focus on eating clean and working out, especially with the pull of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies calling us! Chances are that you’re going to stray from your meal plan, your diet, your workout regime—it’s just part of life! So, how do you continue without gaining all the weight back that you worked so hard to lose or slipping into old bad habits? Make a plan. Don’t have a plan? Follow mine: Allow yourself to cheat. Being overly strict during the holidays will most likely have you craving those tasty meals and treats even more, and the outcome could be bingeing followed by weight gain. So, give yourself a “cheat” once a week. Your cheat meal could be Thanksgiving dinner, a piece of pumpkin roll on the weekend, or a pumpkin spice latte at the end of a hard work week. Too many restrictions often lead to failure. Workout vigorously. I know what you’re thinking: “I am sick of hearing the never-skip-a-workout speech,” but especially during these next few months, it’s crucial to not skip! Now is the time to take your workouts up a notch! If you normally only lift weights, add in some cardio once or twice a week. If cardio is your go-to, add in some lifting and focused training! Make substitutions. A lot of unhealthy meals can be NOVEMBER 2014

tweaked to be healthy! All you need to do is be willing to try it. Routine can become familiar and hard to break, but I’ve found that when I experiment with new recipes or change old ones, I’m often surprised that I like the new ones better! Some simple changes are using mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, using coconut oil instead of butter when cooking vegetables, or making your pumpkin bread with coconut sugar instead of refined! Drink more water than usual. Water is a fabulous tool to help you flush out bad toxins and also give your body what it needs. Most of our body is water, after all. Make sure when you work out that you are drinking a lot of water during and after! At every meal, have a glass of water, even if you are drinking something else, too. Don’t focus on your stomach. There’s a common misconception that doing a thousand crunches a day will bring you toned abs. You can do all the crunches you want, but if your nutrition isn’t on point, you will never get that six-pack that haunts your dreams. During this season, your nutrition may be lax, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of your body can’t tone up! Try focusing on another part of your body for a few weeks! If you’re a woman, tackle that underarm jiggle that so many struggle to lose! Men, what about toning those thighs and strengthening the calves? All these steps can be done at home. Change it up and join a great fitness group or gym for even more support. Make this a holiday season that doesn’t result in a weight-loss New Year’s resolution!

Desiree Robbins is the owner and instructor of Trufit, a health and fitness group. She offers group fitness, personal training, and nutritional support enhanced by online groups. For more information, e-mail Desiree at trufitphx@gmail.com!

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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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23 Give a warm welcome to

5 Thanksgiving potatoes

2 Pecan, for example

9 Little one

3 Cheerleader cry

24 Family member often invited to Thanksgiving dinner

10 Gathered produce

4 Not ready to pick yet

11 Come to pass

6 Insect that can be a bother at a BBQ

14 Thanksgiving Day events 16 Improve

7 Corn pudding, dressing and green beans, for example

17 Mollusk used in stuffing

8 Substantial, as a meal

20 Roman 51 21 Greet

12 Football team you might watch at Thanksgiving

22 First Thanksgiving hosts

13 Plymouth ___, where the pilgrims landed

26 Exist

15 Web address component

27 Cooks, as a turkey

17 EVOO, for example

29 Fall leaf color

18 Elton John or Mick Jagger

31 Pumpkin pie would be a typical Thanksgiving ____

19 The Liberty Tree was one

32 Fistful of money

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20 Pinocchio's downfall

1 7

CROSSWORD ANSWERS ACROSS

3 4

25 Used needle and thread 28 Bit of business attire 30 Location word


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By Myles Mellor

5 Across

6 Insect that can be a bother at a BBQ 7 Corn pudding, dressing and green beans, for example 8 Substantial, as a meal 16 Improve

ACROSS

12 Football team you might watch at Thanksgiving

1 How you might describe a philanthropist

17 Mollusk used in stuffing 20 Roman 51

13 Plymouth ___, where the pilgrims landed

5 Thanksgiving potatoes

21 Greet

15 Web address component

9 Little one

22 First Thanksgiving hosts

17 EVOO, for example

10 Gathered produce

26 Exist

18 Elton John or Mick Jagger

11 Come to pass

27 Cooks, as a turkey

19 The Liberty Tree was one

14 Thanksgiving Day events

29 Fall leaf color

20 Pinocchio's downfall

31 Pumpkin pie would be a typical Thanksgiving ____

22 Cookie Monster's home

31 Across

32 Fistful of money

DOWN

23 Give a warm welcome to 24 Family member often invited to Thanksgiving dinner 25 Used needle and thread

1 Family gathering (2 words)

28 Bit of business attire

2 Pecan, for example

30 Location word

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IN

2014,

THE PRICKETT GROUP

HAS...

OVER MILLION IN HOMES SOLD!

74 HOME TRANSACTIONS CLOSED 13 HOMES FOR SALE (AS OF 10/ 7) 12 HOMES PENDING 47 DAYS IS THE AVERAGE A HOME IS ON THE MARKET WITH THE PRICKETT GROUP COMPARED TO 78 DAYS FOR THE AVERAGE NORTH VALLEY AGENT* *STATISTICS FROM 85085, 85086 AND 85087 **DOES NOT INCLUDE SHORT SALE OR REO HOMES *SOURCE AZ MLS

40133 N NOB LE HAWK CT ANTHEM 5 BEDROOMS /4.5 BATHS $599,900

H AVE 34831 N 30T TRAMONTO S/3 BATHS 3 BEDROOM $179,900 41646 N EMERALD LAKE DR ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB 3 BEDROOMS/3.5 BATHS $399,990 WE SAVED THE LAST

CHRIS

4 NEW HOME BUYERS AN AVERAGE OF $25K OFF BUILDER PRICE!

DIANNE

TRACY

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JOHN

JEFF

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