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Creative Center Moves Forward Ready, Set, Bag! Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Artist rendering of new Creative Center of Scotts

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By Katherine Koenig

North Valley Symphony Auditions


Apple Annie’s Peach Fest


A new gathering place for artists is taking shape in downtown Scottsdale. Expected to be the signature complex for downtown, the Creative Center of Scottsdale is now accepting applications for space from interested artists and creatives. Artists specializing in all mediums are encouraged to fill the multi-use collaborative workspace. The center offers a number of affordable options for artists, including flexible studio space with monthly to annual leases and even daily drop-in rates. “My goal is that the center will bring a sense of community to the downtown area,” says building owner Michelle Biely. “I want it to be a place people come to get inspired or meet like minded people.” The three-building complex being renovated along the west side of Scottsdale Road north of Osborn originally housed Mandall’s Shooting Supplies and underground shooting gallery, as well as an auto garage and knitting center. The City of Scottsdale Development Review Board unanimously approved a site and landscape plan earlier this year. Project architect Christina Noble says the intention is to preserve the history, while making it more pedestrian friendly with a modern aesthetic and include both private studios for lease and an open environment for smaller lease spaces. The project will incorporate as many local materials as possible, follow the City of Scottsdale’s new Green Code, and be more sustainable with solar panels and space that can alternate between parking and an outdoor courtyard. The building that housed the knitting shop will become Sip Coffee & Beer House, owned and operated by Travis and Tida Radevski. The venue will feature a wall of books where patrons can grab a book to read and “hopefully they will exchange them for ones they’ve read. The underground shooting range likely will be transformed into an art installation,” she adds. The iconic sign with a teddy bear will still be maintained as a part of the center. To submit your application or ask questions about reserving space, please email To keep up with the project, visit facebook. com/TheCreativeCenterOfScottsdale. | CST

August 10

Tim McGraw and his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour is heading to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale on Saturday, August 10. With over 23 number-one hits and three Grammys, McGraw is arguably the most popular male singer in all of country music. For tickets, visit or



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Publisher Hope H. Ozer Executive Editor Katherine Koenig

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

North Valley Regional Library Renovation

Managing Editor Kathryn M. Miller Copy Editor Courtney E. Ozer

– Walter Cronkite


August means back-to-school time in Arizona – ready or not, here it comes! In this month’s issue, we offer a number of resources, timely information and wonderful community stories that we hope will help you get prepared, be in the know and find inspiration. In Youth & Education, find tips to help you and your family get organized for a new school year (Page 36). In Carefree (Page 21), learn about opportunities for free music classes for little ones. In the Cave Creek section (Page 27) learn about all-day Kindergarten in the area. In Scottsdale (Page 8), read about how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has partnered with civic leaders to help in-need youth. The Black Canyon City (Page 20) and Fountain Hills (Page 33) sections have the latest from the respective area’s high schools. Finally, in North Phoenix (Page 13), read about some of the recent updates at the North Valley Regional Library. As a library card-carrying lover of books, I encourage you to visit your local library often. The Phoenix and Scottsdale Public Library systems, Desert Foothills Library and Maricopa County Library system offer not only an amazing variety of books, videos and CDs for all ages and interests, but regular events to help educate, inform and entertain North Valley residents. Our libraries are a valuable resource for learning and community information and I hope that you take full advantage of the resources that they offer. If you haven’t been to the library lately, it might be time to check it out!

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Kathryn M. Miller, Managing Editor

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Public Safety Plans – A Must For Scottsdale By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

Following the brutal murder of Tyrice Thompson, a civilian security officer at a downtown nightclub, I began taking a serious look at how Scottsdale’s bars and nightclubs handled their internal security. I directed my office to begin drafting an ordinance that would MAYOR establish stricter standards for bar and City of Scottsdale nightclub security and safety. Working 480.312.3111 in concert with the City Attorney’s Office, Scottsdale Police Department, Scottsdale Fire Department, Code Enforcement and the Planning Department, the Public Safety Plan Ordinance was drafted. We are all too aware that evil exists in this world and there is little we can do to eradicate it fully. We can, however, take rational steps to curtail its influence. I am confident that this ordinance will go a long way towards making Scottsdale safer. If you would like to read the entire draft ordinance or if you have any questions or comments please log on to Thank you.

Local Commercial Property Sells The Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch, a Class A community retail center at 10155 East Via Linda, has been sold. Cushman and Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. announced the $21.25 million sale of the seven-building center, located within a densely populated area of Scottsdale. It is 96 percent occupied and heavily anchored by AJ’s Fine Foods and Walgreen’s. Whitestone REIT of Houston, Texas purchased the center from Rassier Properties. “Cushman and Wakefield was pleased to assist Rassier Properties in its planned sale of Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch,” says Greg Valladao, senior director of retail properties with Cushman and Wakefield. “Our broad-based marketing campaign allowed them to take advantage of historically low capitalization rates and pent up investor demand for grocery-anchored retail properties.”

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Complementing Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s (SMoCA) summer Stocked exhibition, don’t miss the awardwinning, entertaining film Ready, Set, Bag! It stars people across the U.S. training to win the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Competition. Glean savvy bagging techniques during this film to win an original work of art at “Grocery Bagging for Art” August 16. The film is presented by No Festival Required Independent Cinema and sponsored by SMoCA and Sechler CPA PC.

Grocery Bagging for Art Win an original work of art by being the best bagger. This summer’s Arm Wrestling for Art fundraiser takes to the checkout line to celebrate SMoCA’s exhibition, Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles. Community guests get a lesson in competitive grocery bagging (yes, it’s a real sport!), then battle to win an original work of art! $10 tickets are available online. Grocery Bagging for Art ticket sales helps to generate funding for the September 6 Good ‘N Plenty artist grant. For information, visit

Save the Date: On August 29, meet exhibiting photographer David Maisel at 7pm.

SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Chamber Event

A new, state-of-the-art, 27,000-square-foot facility in Scottsdale is creating the next generation of dentures by Global Dental Science. Over the past 100 years, the process for making dentures had not changed much. It was a tedious, inexact process that dentists and patients had to put up with. A new process allows dentists to offer patients a precise fitting, aesthetic denture in as little as two appointments instead of the five or more appointments required for the old procedure. AvaDent Digital Dentures are the world’s first and only computer-designed and precision-milled, digital denture. The technology creates a computer-precise fit. Patient records are scanned and sent to a computer where a virtual, digital denture is designed. The new dentures are lighter and more natural in the mouth. A permanent digital record is created for each patient, offering an added layer of convenience and security. They are manufactured in the USA by Global Dental Science, LLC. For a free consultation in Scottsdale, call Dr. Joseph Ingoglia. Global Dental Science, Digital Denture & Implant Clinic is located at 15730 North 83rd Way, Suite 102, in Scottsdale. Call 480.275.6284. In Flagstaff, call Dr. Bryan Shanahan at 928.774.2500. In Mesa, call Dr. Keith Rogers at 480.830.5100. For more information, visit

Meet Our New City Leaders The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special Chamber event on August 28 at the Doubletree Hilton Paradise Valley from 7:30-9am. The Scottsdale Has a New Future: Meet Our New City Leaders event will highlight two recently filled critical management positions for the City of Scottsdale. Fritz Behring was named City Manager and Danielle Casey becomes Economic Development Director. Join the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce in welcoming them to their new positions. Hear from each on their initial impressions, what projects they will be initiating in the near term and ideas they have in mind for Scottsdale. These two new City officials will have a strong impact on Scottsdale’s continued financial vitality. Scottsdale Chamber Members: $20 or $25 at the door, Guests: $30 or $35 at the door. Register at or call 480.355.2712.

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Scottsdale Facility Bringing New Dental Technology




Civic leaders Ellie and Michael Ziegler, who are sponsoring back-to-school shopping sprees for 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale children this summer, pose with some of the eager young shoppers at Kohl’s during the kick-off event last month.

Back-to-School Shopping Spree Scottsdale Boys & Girls Club partner to help kids The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale recently partnered with civic leaders Ellie and Michael Ziegler to help a total of 1,000 in-need youth shop for back-to-school items. “All children, regardless of socio-economic factors, deserve the opportunity to start the school year off on a positive note and on an even playing field,” says Ellie Ziegler. Now through mid-August, pre-selected youth Club members (determined by the Boys & Girls Clubs based on need) will each receive a $100 Kohl’s gift card to pick out clothing and other needed items. The 30 Days of Shopping events allow community partners and businesses to engage directly with youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Volunteers from organizations such as Kohl’s, Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club and Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club have participated in this important community event for more than 10 years.



Pinnacle Peak “Cool Summer Nights” Continues Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse, Arizona’s largest western steakhouse and western entertainment venue, continues to build its Cool Summer Nights free concert series. The summer series, which kicked off in June, will continue with special events planned for August 16 and September 13. The series features a $12 patio dinner special. Full menu dinners will be available inside the restaurant and a kids’ menu special also will be provided. On August 16, the James Parker Band will perform from 7-11pm and on September 13, Mike Easterday will lead the musical extravaganza from 7-11pm. Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse is the oldest and largest privately owned western restaurant/entertainment venue in the Southwest, located at 10426 East Jomax Road in Scottsdale. Call 480.615.1113.

Scottsdale Healthcare presents free “Ask the Healthcare Expert” community presentations this month.


Free Health Presentations In August

August 8 • 12:30-2pm Nibbles of Nutrition: Grains, Greens and Beans! Oh My! Join Scottsdale Healthcare experts to learn about nutrientdense foods, how to create a “salad in a jar” and more. Take home recipes. Civic Center Auditorium, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard, lower level, Scottsdale.

August 22 • 12:30-2pm Nibbles of Nutrition: Halt the Cravings Do you know the cues that trigger your cravings? If you have struggled with food temptations, this presentation is for you! A Scottsdale Healthcare expert will help you deconstruct your cravings while learning new strategies to stop cravings for good. Civic Center Auditorium, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard, lower level, Scottsdale. “Ask the Expert” is an educational program sponsored by Scottsdale Healthcare and cosponsored by the Scottsdale Public Library System, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Desert Foothills Library. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register by calling 480.882.4636 or visiting (select Ask the Expert).

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August 21 • 7-8pm Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Holistic Medicine An author and physician who is board certified in holistic and integrative medicine will share her experiences and insight in a presentation called “The World Needs Old Ladies…and Other Thoughts.” A family physician for over 60 years, Dr. Gladys McGarey is internationally known for her pioneering work in holistic medicine. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 10500 North 90th Street, Scottsdale.





Writing Conference Open For All Genres The annual Write Now 2013 Writers Conference will be held August 16-17 at Millennium Resort in Scottsdale. The day-long writing workshop for those writing in any genre is preceded by an evening reception, and sponsored by the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime International (SinC), an international organization supporting the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. SinC president and award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan is among the conference speakers. Her latest mystery, The Other Woman, is the Agatha Award nominee, winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and was selected as a Best Book of 2012 by Suspense Magazine. In addition, Los Angeles resident Gregg Hurwitz will lead a writing session. Hurwitz is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 thrillers, including his most recent, The Survivor. Conference fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch and afternoon snack. Cost is $95 for members and $115 for non-members. Contact Desert Sleuths by email at desertsleuths@gmail. com. To register online, visit www.desertsleuths. com and click on WriteNow conference.

Golf Championship In North Scottsdale The 2013 Arizona Amateur Championship will be hosted by Pinnacle Peak Country Club from July 29-August 3, and is conducted by the Arizona Golf Association (AGA). The field will consist of 144 amateur golfers who have made it through qualifying events held earlier in the summer. “The Amateur is one of the Arizona Golf Association’s premier events,” says Alex Tsakiris, AGA’s Director of Rules and Competitions. “We have been able to attract a very strong field of both exciting young players and experienced amateurs from all over the country. Pinnacle Peak is a great venue.” There will be a 36-hole stroke-play qualifying on Monday and Tuesday where players will compete for the 64 available spots in match play. Individual matches will be held Wednesday through Friday. The winner will be determined in a 36-hole final match on Saturday. Admission is free for the public. Pinnacle Peak Country Club is a private country club located at 8701 East Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale. Visit

Classes continue this summer at El Chorro’s popular classroom bar. Join the experts to receive personal instruction on expertly crafting cocktails from Beverage Manager Alec van Dobben and enjoy a bar-side meal paired by Executive Chef Charles Kassels. Classes will include: • Demonstration on basic bar techniques • Overview of the evening’s featured liquor & tips on flavor combinations • Opportunity to create a unique signature cocktail

Scottsdale Chef Releases National Cookbook Scottsdale resident and accomplished chef Shelley Sikora-Holman recently released her new cookbook, The Skinny Bread, nationwide. In this book, Sikora-Holman takes readers on a step-by-step journey to learning everything they need to know to create healthy flatbread recipes, from the bread starters to the finished dishes. She offers a guide to global flatbreads and favorite comfort foods like pizza, tacos, crepes and more that can be made in healthy, satisfying new ways. Sikora-Holman is a chef, businesswoman, author, host and instructor at Sur La Table and Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School in Scottsdale. The book is published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, and available at bookstores nationwide, or by visiting, or


Classroom Cocktail Instruction

• A tasting of participants’ cocktail creations Wednesday, August 7 • 6-7:30pm Rum: Unveiling the Truth on the Diverse & Misunderstood Liquor. Jamaican jerk chicken with black beans & rice, $50 plus tax per person. Wednesday, September 18 • 6-7:30pm Irish Whiskey Explained: A Guide Through the World’s Favorite Style of Whiskey. Schreiner’s sausage & cheese plate, pickled vegetables & pretzels, $79 plus tax per person.

The Paradise Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its next monthly mixer on Monday, August 8 at Sangria’s Lounge at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center in McCormick Ranch. The monthly mixer is open to both members and guests to enjoy a night of networking and mixing it up with other business professionals around the community. The mixer runs from 4:30-7pm. The chamber holds its monthly mixers the first Monday of each month. The Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center’s Sangria’s Lounge is located at 7700 East McCormick Parkway, in Scottsdale. For more information, contact Kevin Wilson (Membership Committee) at 480.276.0153 or the Chamber of Commerce at 602.381.2584 or visit

• Buck Springs Resort • Cloud Nine • Educatius International • Fountain View Village • Mazatzal Hotel & Casino • Potato Barn • Precision Trials • Proshred Security • Schlichter, Bogard & Denton LLP • Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market • Upper Crust Pizza

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PV Chamber Monthly Mixer




COMMUNITY They say the best way to learn a person’s heart is through the stomach. Gianna, 14, wants to cook her way into the hearts of a forever family. She recently experienced a personal cooking lesson at Luci’s Healthy Marketplace in Phoenix, but she’s no newbie to the kitchen. “It just expresses me a little bit,” says Gianna. “For Mexican food, I like enchiladas or tostadas and for Italian I like spaghetti. The thing I’d like to make or try to make would be teriyaki beef with broccoli. I would like to make them because I like to try new things and new things are maybe scary sometimes but they are also a step forward into life – yeah, that’s just me.” She wants to open a restaurant. “I would probably open a place where you can get organic foods and foods from all over the country or not all over the country, but all over the world,” she says.

FOREVER FAMILIES / BY SARA CLAWSON Aid to Adoption of Special Kids She has a specific family in mind. “The family that I’m looking for [is] a Christian African-American or Hispanic family. Maybe who likes to cook a lot and spend time with their kids,” she says. “I want a sheep dog, because they protect the family.” She’d also like a family who values Christianity. “I’m very faithful and very religious,” she said. “I would like to be in a Christian family where they go by the Bible and where they pray before they eat, where they don’t pray every time they make a mistake, but they pray when something goes wrong or when somebody’s in harm or they pray for people.” Gianna wants parents who put their children first. “They actually pay attention to their child and encourage their child into a better future from what they’ve already been through,” she says. For more information, call 602.254.2275 or visit


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Gianna, 14, wants to cook her way into the hearts of a forever family.

The Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold an Evening Mixer on August 14 from 5:30-7pm at National Bank of Arizona. The Chamber’s Business Breakfast will be held on August 29 from 8-9:30am at Harold’s Corral. The Chamber is committed to promoting a dynamic and vital economy that serves the needs of its community. For more information, call 480.488.3381 or visit Local First Arizona will hold its next Lunch Mixer on August 7 from 11:30am-1pm at The Vig Uptown, and an Evening Mixer on August 21 from 6-8pm at Muebleria Del Sol. The monthly events give members the opportunity to dine together, network and learn about the latest efforts in the Local movement. The events are open to members only; however, guests may attend the events with a member. For more information, call 602.956.0909 or visit NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) will hold its next networking meeting on August 14 from 10:45am-1pm at Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street in Phoenix. The topic will be “The Power of Strategic partnerships” presented by Kim Marie Branch-Pettid, CEO and Owner of LeTip International, Inc. NAWBO also has Desert Ridge and Scottsdale Neighborhood chapters. For more information, call 480.289.5768 or visit



The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Resource and Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, August 13 at Stone Creek Golf Club and its next Business Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, August 27 at Moon Valley Bar and Grill. Learn about how you can connect with your North Valley community and help grow your business. For more information, visit or call 602.482.3344. Through its AM Connect networking events (August 15 at Brunswick Via Linda Lanes) and Meet Your Neighbors events (August 23 at Windy City Cafe), the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce offers a number of opportunities through a variety of networking formats to maximize relationships, leads and help you create buzz for your business. For more information, call 480.355.2700 or visit


By Mayor Greg Stanton

Construction on the John C. Lincoln Sonoran Health and Emergency Center continues to move along on schedule, with completion expected in early December 2013. With more than 44,000 man hours so far, Scott Christensen, who’s heading up construction for contractor DPR, credits the strong collaboration and teamwork of the owner, contractors, architects, engineers and the construction work force for the fact that they have proceeded thus far with zero safety incidents. The Center is under construction on 22 acres south of the Carefree Highway near Sonoran Boulevard and Interstate 17 in North Phoenix. For more information, visit

North Valley Regional Library Renovations Complete A ceremony and day-long celebration highlighting the completion of the renovation of North Valley Regional Library (NVRL) was held for Anthem community residents last month. “You can now see the entire expanse of the library because bookshelves have been lowered and lighting has been improved,” says Pam Blair-Sheldon, NVRL manager. “The teen space has been relocated and renewed and we have cleared out many of the shabby, outdated, less-popular books while migrating to Maricopa County Library District’s ShelfLogic classification system for organizing materials.” ShelfLogic is a hybrid, browser-friendly bookstore-like system that prescribes how library material should be categorized and arranged by topic in neighborhoods to make them easier to find. Other changes at the refurbished library include the utilization of several wheeled media units for flexibility, updated loungetype seating, modernized study tables and chairs and better use of space. North Valley Regional Library is located at 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway just opposite the entrance to Boulder Creek High School. For more information about programs and events, visit the Library online at or call 602.652.3000.

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On July 10, we hired our first police officers in four years. That’s great news for Phoenix, because nothing is more important than the safety and security of our city’s families and communities. Police officers and all our public safety employees help others, preserve our community and ensure the safety of MAYOR our residents. City of Phoenix These 11 new police officers – Sebastian 602.262.7111 Louisoder, Scott Stout, Nelu Podea, Sean Holman, Jesse Jansma, Alexander Lindly, Henry Smith, Richard Sias, Joseph Brown, Dustin Yoshimura, Louis McAnany – were all part of our Phoenix Reserve Officer program, fought crime and served our city…for free. Reserve officers serve in uniform in all of the Department’s precincts as detectives, motorcycle officers, helicopter pilots, transit officers, airport officers, school resource officers, training officers, homeland security officers and members of the Special Assignment Units. These new full-time officers have already donated a combined total of nearly 30,000 hours of police services, which adds up to more than three years of time spent protecting our city. And since they’ve done it all for free, they saved our city nearly $1.7 million. Thanks to sacrifices and concessions made by employees, hard work on innovation and efficiency savings and sound budget decisions, we hired a new class of officers just one week into the fiscal year. I am proud of our officers, our Police Department and our City employees. Thank you for your public service to create a stronger future for all of our city residents.

Health & Emergency Center Construction Continues On Pace



Celebrating Fifty Years In The North Valley By Kathryn M. Miller

Longevity. Commitment. Service. Success. On September 19, the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will celebrate these qualities at its 50th Anniversary Celebration. Established in 1963, the Chamber has served the North Valley community by different names over the years – the Paradise Valley Chamber of Commerce, the

Greater Paradise Valley Chamber of Commerce and its current North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce – but it has never wavered from a strong commitment to its Mission Statement: To unite the people and spheres of influence in commerce, industry, education, philanthropy and the professions to work together for the development of the Greater North Phoenix area. The Chamber believes that by fostering business growth and prosperity, the quality of life of the entire area is improved. As it celebrates its own longevity, the Chamber is also recognizing the loyalty of a number of its longtime members. These members have not only been longstanding members of the Chamber, but have proven their commitment to the North Valley community and have a record of success as small business owners, professionals and education entities.

Members since 1998 are AAA Arizona Paradise Valley Office, Skyline Builders and honorary member Desert Horizon Police Precinct. Established in 1996, and a member of NPCC for the same amount of time, is Sign-A-Rama East Bell Road. Also a member since 1996 is Mayo Clinic, which established its Scottsdale campus in 1987. Favorite North Valley Mexican food restaurant Valle Luna, both the Continued, page 15

Anniversary Celebration To Benefit OCJ Kids



As a way to recognize its longest standing member charity and help give back to the community, NPCC will donate a portion of the proceeds raised at its 50th Anniversary Celebration to OCJ Kids. OCJ Kids was established in 1992 by founders Gary and Tammie Webb whose passion was to reach out to a growing population of unsupervised youth aged 12-18 who were gathering after school with nothing productive to occupy their time and who were being tempted by negative influences, including gangs, drugs and violent behavior. In 1994, OCJ hosted its first on campus after school program and in 1996, the first of eight off campus “Target Zone” community youth centers was opened. In 2006, OCJ Kids launched the Fostering Connections project, providing tools, resources, life skills training, financial literacy and caring adult mentors for foster youth living in group homes. The organizations long-term goal is to connect every foster youth in America with a loving caring community and provide quality transitional housing, building a foundation of success. For more information, call 602.439.2171 or visit

original location established in 1983 and the north Cave Creek Road location, has been a member since 1989. Staunch supporter and community education partner Paradise Valley Community College has been a member of the Chamber since its founding in 1985. It is part of the Maricopa Community College District, which was founded in 1962. Bowman & Associates is an independently owned full-service agency offering complete insurance coverage and service. The agency has been an NPCC member since 1981 and has served the community since 1979.

Show Your Support – Sponsorships Available

much more – sponsorships are available. Valley favorite Jineane Ford will serve as MC. The event will be held Thursday, September 19 from 5-8pm at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. To RSVP or for additional information, visit http:// n o r t h p h o e n i xc h a m b e r. com/50th-anniversary or call 602.482.3344.

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Join the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce as it celebrates 50 years of service in the Valley! Your support as a sponsor at the $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,500 or $500 level will help the Chamber continue its mission of improving the quality of life in the North Valley by fostering business growth and prosperity. Visit http:// n o r t h p h o e n i x c h a m b e r. com/50th-anniversary or call 602.482.3344 for information.

In 1980, Dr. Joseph Cohen, D.D.S. joined NPCC. He is founder of Southwest Pain Management Associates and has been in private practice in Phoenix since 1971. The Chamber’s longest standing member is Paradise Valley Unified School District. If we can take an example of longevity, commitment, service and success from any organization in the North Valley, it is this school district, which is celebrating its own milestone this year – 100 years of education! The District will mark this achievement with a Centennial Grand Celebration on October 19 at Shadow Mountain High School. The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will recognize these longtime members and others who have made significant contributions to the North Valley at its 50th Anniversary Celebration. The public is invited to attend this gala evening. Enjoy live music, a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction, awards ceremony and


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Carrie M. Heinonen has been selected as the president and director of the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Heinonen, who has 20 years of management experience in corporate and not-for-profit institutions (including museums), will assume her duties on August 1. As the president and director, she will lead all aspects of MIM’s operations and work closely with the board of directors to articulate and advance the Museum’s mission and vision. Most recently, Heinonen worked as a cultural and corporate strategy consultant in Chicago, specializing in strategic planning and integrated communications. Prior to her work as a consultant, she was the vice president for marketing and membership at the Art Institute of Chicago from 2005 until 2011, where she built the marketing department and played a critical role in launching the Museum’s Modern Wing. “Carrie is a gifted manager and natural leader exceptionally capable of advancing MIM’s mission and goals for years to come,” says Bob Ulrich, founder and board chairman of MIM. Heinonen grew up in Tucson and later worked in Phoenix at the Heard Museum as a curatorial assistant for contemporary Native American art. She has family in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.478.6000 or visit

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New President And Director At MIM

Orchestra Announces Audition Dates North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) will hold auditions for its upcoming 2013-14 season, for both the Adult Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra. NVSO has two orchestras for youth: the NVSO Youth Orchestra, and the NVSO Symphonettes. The Symphonettes focuses on providing beginning to intermediate string players with an ensemble experience, and does not require an audition. The Youth Orchestra focuses on providing a year round district honor orchestra level experience. Highly skilled Youth Orchestra members are also given the opportunity to audition for the Adult Orchestra. The auditions for both Adults and Youth will be in Anthem: • Adult Orchestra – Saturdays, August 3 and 10 • Youth Orchestra – Saturdays, August 31 and September 7 To schedule your audition, contact Music Director Kevin Kozacek at 623.980.4628 or Adult rehearsals are planned for Monday evenings, 7-9pm, at North Canyon High School beginning August 19. Youth rehearsals will also be on Mondays, beginning September 9, from 5-6:30pm. For additional information, visit

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Last month, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen (www.goettl. com) and The Sunny Plumber (www. announced the results of a three-week campaign to collect water donations for those in need in the Phoenix area. The heating and air conditioning and plumbing companies contributed 2,150 cases of water to the Salvation Army in response to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s call for water supplies this summer. Mayor Stanton challenged employers and individuals to donate water supplies to benefit the homeless, individuals with disabilities, homebound seniors, young people and families in need. A number of Phoenix-area businesses and individuals contributed to the campaign, including Auto Safety House, TAG Employer Services, Tim Cunningham, Enterprise Fleet Management, LD Schneider & Associates, Valleywide Recyclers, Hercules Industries, Ferguson Plumbing, The Plumbers Choice, Goodman AC, Peoria Ford, Air Cold Supply and several trade partner donors who wish to remain anonymous. For information on the City of Phoenix Heat Relief Network, including donation locations, visit volunteer/heatrelief.

Call To Artists – Animal Other Shemer Art Center is looking for submissions for its Animal Other exhibit, which will run September 12 – October 17. The exhibit is open to any and all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. All submitted entries must be available for purchase. The deadline for entries is August 16, with notifications of acceptance going out August 25. The entry fee is $25 for one entry; $30 for two; 35 for three. An Artists Reception will be held Thursday, September 12 from 7-9pm. Call 602.262.4727 or email with questions. Shemer Art Center is located at 5050 East Camelback Road in Phoenix. For more information, visit

Enticing Dining Deals For Hot Summer Nights Biltmore Fashion Park offers “Dining after Dark” through August 31. Enjoy delicious deals at some favorite Valley restaurants from 8pm to close. After the sun goes down, the shopping center’s participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe menu that includes an appetizer, two entrees, two alcoholic beverages and a dessert, for either $50 or $35. Some of the participating restaurants are California Pizza Kitchen, Christopher’s & Crush Lounge, Julia Baker, Ling & Louie’s Kitchen, The Capital Grille and The Cheesecake Factory. For all of the details, visit and click on the “Dining After Dark” link.

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ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) announced that it has received a grant of $3,000 from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. According to PMAZ’s Executive Director Yvonne Dolby, the grant will support the continuing efforts of PMAZ’s combined chorale and orchestra to provide diverse and creative programming for the Greater Phoenix Area. Now in its 11th season, PMAZ is a non-profit, multi-generational organization that offers unique opportunities for performers and audience alike in concert venues throughout the area. Arts Commission grants are awarded through a competitive public panel process. The grant to PMAZ signifies that the panel recognized the organization’s community outreach for performers and audience members, creative programming, high artistic quality and fiscal responsibility. PMAZ has a combined performance unit of almost 100 musicians and singers ranging in age from 16 to 80. The grant will help support the upcoming season, which includes Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Joyous Noel, Video Games Live and Haydn’s Creation. For more information, go to or


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August Fun With Arizona Sunrays The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center will host a carnival-themed Kids’ Night Out for ages three (must be potty trained) to 13 on Saturday, August 3. Children will enjoy gymnastics, organized games, sports, jumping in a bounce house and on trampolines and then wind down the evening by watching a movie. Kids’ Night Out is from 6-10pm. Cost is $25 per child with a $5 off sibling discount. Pizza, snacks and drinks are included. Advanced registration is required. The Gymnastics Center is located at 3110 East Thunderbird Road. Arizona Sunrays Dance Center offers a free “drop in” baby dance class every Tuesday and Thursday in August from 9:30-10am for babies who are walking up to age two-and-a-half. This baby dance class is a wonderful and fun introduction to enjoying music, movement and dancing. Parent participation is required. The Dance Center is located at 13832 North 32nd Street, Suite 162. For more information on either program, call 602.992.5790 or visit

Escape The Heat At Night Flight Golf Palo Verde Golf Course plays host to 2013 Night Flight Golf on August 24. A 9-hole course is lined with glow lights and players receive a glow necklace and glow ball, each foursome will receive a flash light to wave up the next foursome. Golfers walk or pull a cart. The event is a tournament format as a four-person scramble and includes prizes and a goodie bag for each player. The cost is $100/foursome. The event begins at 7pm. To pre-register, call 602.249.9930 or visit

Run, Bike, Swim – Anthem Triathlon This Month The Anthem Sprint Triathlon will take place at Anthem Community Center on August 24. The reverse order sprint triathlon is hosted in conjunction with Team Anthem Multisport Club and features a 5km run, a fast 20km bike course and a 400m swim to the finish. There will also be a kid’s triathlon course. The event begins at 6:30am. For more information, call 623.330.0913 or visit



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Back-to-School Time At Boulder Boulder Creek High School students head back to school on August 12, and the school has a number of opportunities for kids to get back into the swing of things and start the year off right. First up are Jump Back Days. In order to be prepared for the first day of classes, students need to attend Jaguar Jump Back Day. Pick up text books, order a yearbook, buy an activity pass and more. There will also be a station for Grads Photography to take school pictures. Please dress appropriately for school pictures during Jump Back day. The dates are as follows: • August 2 – Seniors • August 5 – Freshmen • August 6 – Sophomores & Juniors

The activities begin at 8am in the gymnasium each day and are scheduled by the student’s last name – visit the school website to find out your time. If you are a student new to Boulder Creek High School, learn what being a Jaguar is all about at Jaguar Cat Camp. All new Boulder Creek students are invited and will participate in activities, icebreakers, lunch and receive a spirit shirt. The event takes place on August 6 from 9am-1pm in the auditorium lobby. The cost is $25. Register for the event during Jump Back Day or in the school library after July 28. Boulder Creek High School is located at 40404 North Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem. For more information, call 623.445.8600 or visit

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Are you a student attending Mayer High School this year? Don’t forget that school starts on Monday, August 12! Here are a few of the other highlights kicking off the new school year. Varsity and JV Football practice will begin on August 4 from 4-7pm. Sports physicals are required with this practice. If you have any questions, contact Coach Lashley at 928.301.2611. An Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 at 6pm. Contact Tiffany Johnson at 928.642.1225 or Principal Jeff Duncan at 928.642.1205 with any questions. Those interested in being involved with the Mayer Boosters Club should contact Clint or Shelly DeMoss at 928.830.8676. For more information, visit the school website at http://mayerhigh.

MAYOR SCHWAN WRITES... By Mayor David Schwan

Carefree Flea Market Don’t miss the good deals at the next Kiwanis of Carefree Flea Market on August 17 from 8am-1pm. Find great items like electronics, such as TVs and computers, hardware, toys, sporting goods, costume jewelry, books and much more. All electrical and mechanical items are tested before placing them for sale. Proceeds from purchases at the Kiwanis Club of Carefree Flea Market and Marketplace in Cave Creek go to Carefree Kiwanis Youth Programs. Cash, credit cards and checks (with I.D.) will be accepted. The flea market is located at the Dave Anderson Memorial Building, near the southwest corner of Tom Darlington and Cave Creek Road. Look for the large Kiwanis Flea signs. Items can be dropped off at the flea market building, Wednesdays 1:30-4pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm. Call 480.488.8400 for pick up or visit

Free Violin Lessons For Children Offered Based on the Suzuki Method Do you have a child interested in music? A free program is offered this fall in Carefree to teach children who are interested in learning more about music. Christ Anglican Church in Carefree will offer first-level violin lessons for children ages seven-12 years old. Classically trained violinist Laya Field of Cave Creek teaches the course. Field is also an opera singer who began playing the violin at the age of eight. “My approach is organic. The child needs to first develop a relationship with music and then their instrument. If a child has that love and desire to play music, we want to encourage and nurture it,” says Field. The new course for young beginners will be based on concepts and teaching theory drawn from Kato Havas and the Suzuki Method. The course also teaches performance skills. “The children in violin class will perform at our Composers Concert in the fall,” adds Field. Classes are free and held each Saturday from 10-11:30am, beginning August 3, at the Dorothy McGinnis Hall of Christ Anglican Church, 35500 North Cave Creek Road, a half mile north of the corner of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road in Carefree. Instrument rentals are not included, but a limited number of scholarships are available. Music program donations are accepted. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. For enrollment information, call 480.993.6147. Private, advanced courses are also available. The course is part of an expanding family music program that began last year under the direction of Fr. Steven Dart.

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I want to acknowledge the good work of Councilmember Melissa Price and Town Administrator Gary Neiss to promote economic development in Carefree. Over the past months these two dedicated people have organized meetings with real estate developers, landlords, business owners, economists and others to MAYOR understand how Carefree can improve our Town of Carefree economic climate. These meetings have 480.488.3686 confirmed Carefree’s plan to move forward. In sum, Carefree should invest in our municipal amenities to attract more people and activities into our commercial core. Businesses will come to serve these people. We know that new businesses are coming into Carefree, such as Brix Wines, Sweet Blessings Bakery located at 100 Easy Street (post office building), and a planned new restaurant in the Galleria building. Melissa and Gary are also talking directly to other potential business investors. They have invited entrepreneurs to come to Carefree for a few hours, walk about Town and see the opportunities in Carefree. Melissa and Gary have never publicized their efforts to get applause for themselves; they’ve simply done a good, quiet job of trying to improve Carefree. I hope everyone in the community will support their efforts. Tell your friends and business acquaintances that, “The door is open – Carefree wants your business and we want you to join us in newfound success.”





Nature’s Two Sides By Allen Nohre

The Gambel’s Quail is a petite, pot-bellied bird, weighing five to six ounces, and is easily recognized by the reddish, comma-shaped plume on its head. Spring and early summer in Arizona is the time of the year I frequently see a mother Gambel’s Quail scurrying across the street with eight or 10 newborn baby chicks not more than two or three inches tall, spinning their tiny feet to keep up. I always slow or stop my car to make sure the beautiful scene remains undisturbed. Quail are ground birds and their life is not always peaceful; they are prey for coyotes, bobcats and even snakes. They scurry to stay alive and I don’t like to think of them being hunted and eaten. I prefer to imagine creatures in nature living peacefully, however, my romantic preference is only half of the picture. P.D. James describes the dark side of nature: “A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.” Mother Nature has two sides, and the truth is we are also creatures of nature with peaceful and destructive sides. Every day people express kindness, compassion and love but we can also be harsh, intentionally or unintentionally, towards people and animals. The mother quail and her chicks trigger endearing feelings in me and remind me to live my life in the light of love and compassion, yet I’m conscious I also have a dark side and, sadly, sometimes express it. Allen Nohre lives in Carefree with his wife, Kathie. He is a writer at TERROS Behavioral Health, publishes the blog and can be reached at

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The Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation will hold a Desert Harvest Workshop on Saturday, August 17, at 8am at Desert Awareness Park, at the corner of Cave Creek and Vermeersch Roads in Cave Creek. The event is part of the edible and medicinal desert series offered by the Desert Awareness organization which provides programs for all CCUSD fourth grades, stewardship for Desert Awareness Park and community wide programs on sustainable desert living. This harvest will involve techniques for gathering and preparing Prickly Pear fruits (tunas), Mormon Tea and Jojoba nuts. Participants will get to taste mesquite cookies, jojoba nuts, prickly pear juice and Mormon tea. Meet at the Desert Heritage Center, across the wash from the first parking lot. Call the FCF office at 480.488.1090 for more information.

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FCF New Appointments The Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) recently appointed Chris Winger as president and CEO. As a Cave Creek resident, Winger’s career spans more than 15 years in senior professional management of both private and non-profit organizations. In her new role with FCF, Winger will be responsible for managing and developing FCF staff and ensuring the continuity and growth of all FCF programs and activities, including the award winning Desert Foothills Theater; FCF scholarships and teacher grants and other support provided by Partners in Education; the popular Mind Quest

lecture series; Desert Awareness programs; youth and family support through Caring Communities and more. FCF also announced the following leadership appointments for 2013-14: Karen Mackiewicz, a Scottsdale resident and current FCF executive director, will concurrently be moving into a new senior role of managing director of operations and community programs. Meribeth Reeves, a Carefree resident, will continue to serve as managing director of Desert Foothills Theater and also serve as an integral part of the new FCF management team. John Arant, a Scottsdale resident, is the incoming chair of FCF. A former U.S. Naval Officer and Vietnam veteran, he joined the board of FCF three years ago. Bert Castro, of North Scottsdale, will serve as FCF’s new vice chair. The president and CEO of the Arizona Zoological Society/Phoenix Zoo since February 2008, he has been an active member of two national and one university boards. For information, visit www. or call 480.488.1090.

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CITYVIEWS Dear Readers,


She may not be heir to the throne, but she was my little princess. My Loving Granddaughter Oakley still is. But like royalty and lineage, there were two very special princesses who came before her. First came Princess Darryn. I was 16 when she arrived – the first born of my big sister Barbara. The little princess for whom I was bestowed the moniker “Auntie Hope” – named for “Auntie Mame” and her free spiritness. Darryn would have brothers in the years that followed. But she was my baby doll. Always and enduringly “special.” Darryn was 18 when I became pregnant with Princess Courtney. Darryn was conflicted about the arrival of her forthcoming cousin. I will forever remember her telling me, “I have such mixed emotions about your baby. On the one hand, if you have a girl I can be to her what you’ve always been to me. On the other hand, I won’t be as special to you anymore.” I assured her that she’d always be special. I fussed over her relentlessly. When Darryn was three, I saw the most spectacular powder pink robe in the window of Bonwit Teller in Philadelphia. Empire waisted with pink marabou feathers bordering its extremities. If memory serves, it cost something like $50, which in the ‘60s was an outrageous amount of money. I was a starving student. No matter. She had to have it. I ate tuna out of a can for weeks. And that was when tuna was cheap.

Her eyes, enormous pools of aquamarine, sparkling as only a delighted three-year-old’s can. Much to my sister’s chagrin, Darryn wore it constantly, parading throughout the house with her tiara. Dragging the marabou across the floor as it shed all over the royal blue carpet. Who installs royal blue carpet with little kids anyway? I have never been forgiven. When she was little, I took her everywhere. I’d take her to the Jersey Shore. At five, this princess would strut her little bronzed body over to a neighboring blanket and accost the young men tanning

takes her to the beach as I did when she was little. So very long ago. We were on speakerphone when Darryn mentioned that Oakley is like a camel. She never needs to go to the bathroom. Darryn always needed to go. Always on an emergency basis. “Auntie Hope! Gotta go potty! Now!”

1963: Princess Darryn 1969: Jr. Bridesmaid Darryn 2007: Auntie Darryn & Uncle Kirk with six-day-old Princess Oakley 1979: Darryn bathing Princess Courtney 2012: The ladies: Hope, Oakley, Darryn and Courtney themselves. “Do you want to meet my Auntie Hope?” This princess who, so obsessed about being a flower girl, at age seven asked a gentleman friend of mine, “Will you marry my Auntie Hope? Nobody else will.” (Wonder where she got that from?) The princess aged out of flower girl standing waiting for me to find Mr. Right. At age nine she was the junior bridesmaid at my wedding. Last month, the three – well actually two – generations (just feels like three), were in Courtney’s car headed home from a day at the Shore. Darryn, known to Oak as “Auntie Darryn,” Courtney and Princess Oakley. Darryn truly is Oak’s Auntie! She never misses a birthday. Has Oak for sleepovers. Husband, “Uncle Kirk” takes Oak fishing. Darryn

We laughed about the day at the circus in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Darryn couldn’t have been more than three or four. No sooner had we settled in and bought the obligatory ice cream (I indulged her by getting her everything she wanted. That’s what “Aunties” do!) she announced with urgency, “Gotta go potty!” By the time we returned we had ice cream soup. There was the time I took her to the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village for her very first live show, The Fantasticks. The venue was a tiny theatre in the round where we walked across the stage to get to our seats. Smack dab in the middle of the poignant performance of “Try to Remember,” this little hand tugs on my arm. “Auntie Hope, gotta go potty.” We needed to traverse the stage during the performance to get to the rest rooms.

PUBLISHER’S PEN Don’t even ask! From the peanut gallery in the back seat, Oakley exclaims, “You never take me anywhere, Glammie!” “Of course I do! Poppy and I take you lots of places.” “Poppy and you do. But YOU never take me anywhere,” she responded. I guess we taking her is different from me taking her and she wants me to take her. Just like I took Auntie Darryn. She wants girl time! With Glammie! Yay! “Okay, babe! Next time I come to New York we’ll have a Ladies Day. Oakley and Glammie. Just us! All day.” “Awesome.” For Ladies Day we’d do lunch and then attend Annie

on Broadway. “Let’s have ice cream for lunch. No ‘real food.’ Just an ice cream sundae – like a banana split!” Passages. And yes, Princess Darryn. You are still very special. All my princesses are.

Hope H. Ozer Publisher

We mourn the loss of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots – young men of honor and dedication that have left us far too early. Our hearts break for the families they leave behind and for the community in which they served. I am proud to be an Arizonan and to participate and bear witness to the extraordinary outreach and support that their families are receiving from the greater community. May these brave and devoted young men rest in peace. 8.13

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Fun Day Planned The First Annual Breyer Fun Day will be held on August 3 from 10am12pm at Karsten’s Horse and Pet (Ace Hardware), located at 28220 North Tatum Boulevard in Cave Creek. Lots of games and activities will be offered where kids can paint their own Breyer stablemate, grab a hot dog and soda and get discounts on Breyer’s products. For more information, call 480.513.7020.

All Day Kindergarten Returns As part of its $27.9 million budget, the Cave Creek Unified School District will offer free, full-day kindergarten once again. After the state stopped paying districts for free all-day kindergarten in 2010, the district saw a decline of nearly 20 percent in kindergarten enrollment. The board decided to restore the program for 2013-14. Cave Creek has changed four of its five elementary schools to district-run charter schools. Because districts get more money per pupil for charter students, the change will bring additional monies to offset funding lost when Cave Creek voters rejected the 2011 override. The 2013-14 budget is $1.3 million less than the current year’s budget. To enroll, parents will need to provide the following information:

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This month is often referred to as the “dog days of August.” The phrase dates back to the Romans who associated the rise of Sirius, the major star in the Big Dog constellation, with the days of great heat. Dogs have been with us longer than has the Gregorian calendar. The animal we now call our best friend and who sleeps on our bed at night, MAYOR descended from the Grey Wolf. Town of Cave Creek Cave Creek is a natural zoo. Coyotes roam 480.488.1400 the town, javelinas trash our backyards and birds sweeten the morning silence with their songs. Our horses transport us through desert wonderlands and our dogs bounce along on hikes, happy to be alongside their masters. Exercise is essential for well-being – human and dog. But how the two adapt to the heat of August is decidedly different. Humans can handle the 90 degree plus temps at 5am. For a dog, add five degrees and if they’re walking on an asphalt road, add another five. Dog perspiration via panting is critical; so, too, is heat against their padded paws. It’s best to walk your dog between 5-7am. Cave Creek offers miles of dirt trails. The 52nd Street-New River Road trail is a-buzz early morning with hikers, bicyclists and masters and dogs. Abbreviate your walk to a 1.5 mile loop or extend it into Go John Canyon or the County Regional Park. And, of course, there is always Spur Cross. Walk natural dirt in August. Your best friend will thank you come September.


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History Dinner Series Continues The Arizona History Dinners series continues this month at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House in Cave Creek. On Wednesday, August 14, Outrageous Arizonans II featuring Bob Boze Bell will be presented. And on Wednesday, August 28, don’t miss Arizona’s Hard-Riding Heroes: From Pete Kitchen to Buckey O’Neill, featuring Marshall Trimble. Both events will kick off with a friendly no-host cocktail hour at 5pm, followed by dinner served promptly at 6pm and the presentation at 7pm. Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Cartwright’s is located at 6710 East Cave Creek Road. No online reservations available for these special events. For more information and reservations, call 480.488.8031 or visit twr ightssonoran

Horse Sanctuary Needs Help Do you love horses and want to make a difference? The Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary needs volunteers 365 mornings a year to clean stalls and water tubs, groom horses, walk horses, feed horses and play with horses. Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary is the forever home to 31 horses that were previously abandoned, neglected, injured or abused. The two things they all share, now, are that they’re happy and healthy. Contact Jim Gath at 480.747.1070 for more information or visit tierra-madre-horse-sanctuary.

Harold’s Goes Hawaiian Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is throwing its 16th annual festive Hawaiian Luau on Sunday, September 1 to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Festivities feature a pig roast luau buffet, Ka’ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers, Rob Mehl’s Beach Ballads, a reggae performance by Grantman & the Island Beat, a limbo and hula contest, face painting, Lei making, Hawaiian vendors, drink specials and more. “We have a ton of fun transforming our Western bar into a Hawaiian setting,” says Danny “Maui Dan” Piacquadio, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral’s co-owner. Last year’s event sold out so purchase tickets early. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets are $25 per adult and $12 for children 12 and under. Larger parties can purchase a 10-top VIP table for $275 which includes a front row table, cocktail service and complimentary Hawaiian gift. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road. Call 480.288.1906 or visit



Folk/soul singer to debut latest album Janey’s Coffee House in Cave Creek will host gifted folk/soul singer Teneia Sanders on August 23 as she debuts her latest album called Radioactive Lover. Pairing an indie-pop sound with a familiar soulfulness, the album shows how Sanders’ style has grown since her Americana record, Confessions of a Scorpio. Sanders says playing at Janey’s has always been “heartwarming,” because it is not just a bar or another restaurant – it’s a neighborhood where good music flows. When asked whether she is nervous for the release, Sanders can only smile, “Radioactive Lover is my baby.” She hopes people love it as much as she does. The event runs 8-10pm at Janey’s Coffee House, 6602 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission is $15 and includes a copy of the CD. T-shirts, posters and other merchandise will also be available. Visit or call Janey’s Coffee House at 480.575.6885.

Cave Creek Auction’s Hot Summer Days Auction will be held on Saturday, August 3 at 11am. The special auction event will feature a large gun collection, fine Western, Indian and contemporary art, gold, silver, fine jewelry, collectibles, selected genuine antiques and fine home furnishings, and hand selected quality items from various estate and consigners from throughout the Valley. Online bidding will be available from a link on the website ( soon. The auction gallery is located at 6061 East Cave Creek Road next to Big Earl’s and across from the Lazy Lizard. Cave Creek Auction is now accepting quality consignments for inclusion in its August 3 auction. Contact John at 602.419.5797 with any consignment questions.

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Chapter 2 Bookstore Offers Great Bargains Check out the biggest used book store in the North Valley. The Friends of the Desert Foothills Library offers over 15,000 hardcover and paperback books in all genres from the latest novels to 150-year-old collectibles in its Chapter 2 Bookstore at Desert Foothills Library. They also have CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.

Monthly Book Sales All books that are not placed for sale in the book store, or given to the Library, are sold at monthly book sales, held on the first weekend of each month. The next book sale is August 2-4. Many items are sold for $1 or less (many for the first time). The book sale will always be the first Saturday of the

month, the Friday that precedes it and the Sunday following it. Monthly book sale hours are Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Book donations are always welcome. Visit www. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38442 North Schoolhouse Road, in Cave Creek. Call 480.488.2286.

Volunteers Needed The Treasure Gypsies store in Cave Creek was created to support the Animal Guardian Network. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Treasure Gypsies go to support the Network’s many life-saving and assisting programs. They are looking for dependable volunteers to work at their store. Volunteers are needed to fill shifts on Tuesday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-2pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Treasure Gypsies is located at 6061 East Cave Creek Road. Call Carrie at 480.488.7000.



The Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce is offering a number of informative events for August. The events are open to the public (non-members) as well as members. The events are as follows:

Business Breakfast August 29 • 8-9:30am Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek Cost: $6 for members, $10 for non-members Business building opportunity with a very knowledgeable guest speaker. District 15 Representative Heather Carter will speak about current issues that may affect small businesses. Public is welcome to attend. Breakfast provided by Harold’s Corral. For more information, call 480.488.3381 or visit


August Chamber Events

Encore August 27 • 5:30-7pm Foothills Food Bank, 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive, Cave Creek Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members This is the second evening mixer of the month with the focus on a non-profit in the community. This month Foothills Food Bank will be honored at its new location. The Foothills Food Bank is celebrating its 25th year in the community. Part of the evening’s proceeds will be donated back to the Foothills Food Bank. Refreshments served, raffles and prizes. For more information, call 480.488.3381 or visit

Evening Mixer August 14 • 5:30-7pm National Bank of Arizona, 7202 East Carefree Drive, Carefree Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members Refreshments provided, raffles and lots of prizes. For more information, call 480.488.3381 or visit

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Power Lunch August 20 • 11:30am-1pm Tap Haus, 6900 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek Cost: $20, includes lunch Profitable opportunities with empowering results. This educational lunch and learn series is an opportunity to become more knowledgeable on issues that affect small businesses. Learn how to grow your business and keep it growing. Reservations requested at 480.488.3381.






Relax And Enjoy Jazz in the Hills The summer music series Jazz in the Hills continues through September at Alchemy Restaurant at CopperWynd Resort. On August 24, enjoy music by Jerry Donato, tenor saxophone; Ryan Anthony, drums; Todd Johnson, bass; and Armand Boatman, piano. The September 21 performance brings Armand Boatman’s Bebop Revolution (Fred Forney, trumpet; Jerry Donato, tenor saxophone; Dwight Kilian, bass; Ryan Anthony, drums; and Armand Boatman, piano). The performances run from 7:30-9:30pm. For more information about the series, call 480.788.5290 or visit Alchemy Restaurant at CopperWynd Resort is located at 13225 North Eagle Ridge Drive (north off Shea at Palisades, turn left on Eagle Ridge) in Fountain Hills. Call 480.333.1880 or visit for more information.

Fountain Hills High School (FHHS) is ready for a new school year, which begins on Monday, August 5. With a current enrollment of 650, the school takes pride in the individual support and attention that it is able to give to each student, according to Principal Tom Brennan. “Most of our staff members live in the community of Fountain Hills, and this creates a strong network of knowledge, awareness, and support for our learners,” Brennan said in his recent newsletter. “Within the community of our school, we are able to know and connect with each student individually, to provide opportunities, support, and engagement as each student pursues his or her goals.” Did you know? Community service is a graduation requirement. Prior to graduation, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours of community service activities (prorated for new students). All students are required to complete six hours per year and submit a record to the FHHS administration office by April 30. Community service hours must be earned through volunteer work with a non-profit organization (e.g., school, church, civic organization, or through other approved nonprofit agencies). A list of suggested local agencies is available in the administration office. Students may contact a counselor for additional information. Fountain Hills High School is located at 16100 East Palisades Boulevard. For information, call 480.664.5500 or visit

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DESTINATIONS Celebrate The Season’s Harvest In Willcox The Annual Peach Mania Festival takes place every weekend in August at Apple Annie’s Orchard. The whole family will enjoy this celebration of Willcox peaches featuring sweet and juicy tree-ripened peaches. This year’s Peach Mania starts with a delicious “All You Can Eat” Peaches & Pancakes breakfast served from 7-10:30am each Saturday and Sunday. Take a free wagon ride and experience the fun of picking your own peaches. Enjoy free samples of peaches and dozens of peach products. Sit in the shade of our peach orchard and enjoy a slice of homemade peach pie or a bowl of homemade peach ice cream. Apple-smoked burger lunches will be served daily from 11:30am-3pm. In addition, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn at the farm location. The event runs from 7am-5:30pm every weekend in August. From August 31 – September 2, Apple Annie’s will hold its Annual Apple Harvest Celebration from 7:30am-5:30pm daily. Apple Annie’s Orchard is located at 2081 West Hardy Road in Willcox. For information, call 520.384.2084 or visit

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Nestled in the White Mountains, 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, Buck Springs Resort is the perfect vacation getaway. The resort is located on 20 acres of dense, tall pines in an exclusive residential area near Pinetop-Lakeside, with immediate proximity to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and a variety of local, state and national parks or attractions. “We are a family owned business that was originally built and designed by our father, Cal Thompson,” says Nancy Ogle, president and co-owner of Buck Springs Resort. “Guests often comment that our resort seems like a pleasant retreat, with the quiet buffer of forest surrounding it, yet it is only a few miles away from Hondah Casino, Pinetop and its various activities, restaurants, movie theater, hiking trails, national forest, various lakes and it is the closest resort to the Sunrise Ski Park, which is popular in winter.” Buck Springs Resort has very reasonable rates, is open year round and is pet friendly (you may even bring horses up to the nearby Pinetop Equestrian Center for boarding). Guests will enjoy the ponderosa pine and oak forest surrounding units, about half of which face onto a grass covered picnic area with picnic tables and BBQ area. The remaining units, where the three-bedroom townhouse style units are located, face directly into natural forest, with a path for afternoon strolls. The resort is located two miles down Buck Springs Road off of Highway 260. Look for specials on the resort website,, and call 928.369.3554 for more information.

Nursing Meets Technology Arizona doctor authors “telehealth” book By Kirsten Sharayah Faulkner, BSN

“I was absolutely terrified,” says Dr. M. Elizabeth Greenberg. “Talking to patients on the phone made me so uncomfortable.” Greenberg, a clinical professor at NAU-Tucson, has been in nursing for over 20 years but vividly remembers the early years. Back then, nurses fielded calls from frantic mothers who were concerned about their babies or post-operative patients. But what they didn’t have then that’s now available is a field of nurses who are passionate about listening to patients over the phone. That being the case, she says nothing is more underutilized currently in the field of nursing than “telehealth” – the art and science of nursing over the telephone. Greenberg says she went from the insecure nurse to a level of competence she could only dream of at the time. Her new book is called Art and Science of Telephone Nursing Triage: How to Practice Nursing Over the Phone, co-written with Carol Rutenberg. “It is all about listening to a patient’s responses,” she adds. “You can’t see the patient so you get really adept at asking the right questions and active listening.” Greenberg went on to work for five years as a telephone triage nurse followed by two years of managing the department. Carondelet Medical Group, located in Tucson, set up a call center that opened at 5pm on Friday and was open through the weekend for those patients who had no access to care over the weekend. “We may not see cars flying yet – but there is no reason we can’t find a way to bring our healthcare costs down and save many a struggling patient,” adds Greenberg. | CST

Hubbard Family Swim School invites adults and youths ages 12 and up to learn adult and child CPR at its Northeast Phoenix location. Hubbard has partnered with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer a CPR class from 1-2:30pm on August 24. Cost is $20 per person (certification card included). Limited spots are available and advance registration is required. Hubbard Family Swim School is located at 13832 North 32nd Street, Suite 100. For more information, call 602.971.4044 or visit

Women’s AA Meeting and Discussion New River Bible Church hosts a women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and open discussion every Monday night at 7pm. North Valley residents are welcome to attend this long-standing meeting. New River Bible Church is located at 47402 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.264.1341.

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YOUTH & EDUCATION Local Families Needed For Exchange Students ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests. Those interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should call 800.733.2773 or go to

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Get Organized! Back-to-school tips

Dependable Divas of Scottsdale offers these tips to help make back-to-school as organized (and fun) as possible. Assign a drawer to each child’s paperwork. Parents may review and return signed papers to the drawer. Get the child into the habit of checking his/her drawer before leaving for school. Put a box in laundry room (or wherever you have space) to hold your child’s art work. At the end of the year, pick your favorites, take pictures and make into a digital photo book. Create a master calendar for the family. Use different color pens for each family member. Include doctors’ appointments, practice/ games, birthday parties, etc. Let kids pick out a new backpack and lunch box each year; make it a big deal to buy school supplies. Get them excited! If picking out outfits is a daily struggle, choose outfits on the weekend and use a hanging organizer that is divided by the days of the week.


On the first day of school take a picture of your child. (It’s fun if you can do it in the same place and document his or her height changes.) Ask them the question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Keep the answer with the picture for a great high school graduation gift. Get into bedtime routine a couple weeks early, that way it’s not such a shock to them (or you!). Take a practice walk to the bus stop or drive to school to see how long it will take.


Spend some time preparing healthy snacks and keep them in the fridge so they can easily be grabbed when kids return home from school.

Buy basics in bulk – pencils, glue sticks, etc. – and keep them all together so you don’t buy duplicates because you can’t find something. Start a tradition by making a special meal the night before school starts, a celebration dessert for after dinner or a “Happy first day of school” breakfast. Make copies of your kids’ birth certificates and immunization records. You will need them for school, extracurricular activities and camps. In charge of bringing snacks to school? Put your keys on top of it as a reminder – you can’t leave the house without them! Dependable Divas is a mother/ daughter team who can help clients achieve work/life balance with their professional organizing services. For more information, call 480.518.7992 or visit

It is hard to believe – summer is almost over! Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) students and teachers head back to the classroom on August 7. Our website has back-to-school information in a digital backpack where parents and students can find updated information they will need for the 2013-14 school year. Here you will find information on Accelerated English DR. DAVID PETERSON Language Development, AIMS results and Superintendent Assessment, Curriculum, Gifted Services, Scottsdale Unified School District Safe Schools, Special Education, Technology, Textbooks and much more. Visit SUSD has programs for children from as young as six weeks all the way through high school, and some of our classes are even eligible for college credit. In addition to our outstanding academics, we have award-winning athletics, fine arts and career and technical education programs. We offer many different ways of learning that are not confined to the classroom, including eLearning, Scottsdale Online Learning and distance learning. SUSD incorporates social and emotional growth as integral parts of learning through bullying awareness and prevention strategies. Our administrators, teachers, counselors and staff work cohesively to help your child grow and learn to his or her fullest potential. Our success is due in great part to our community support. On the November 5 ballot, there will be a renewal of the 15 percent M&O Override. Factual information about the 15 percent M&O Override is available at and on all school websites. I look forward to the challenges and rewards of the upcoming school year, which begins on August 7!

Choosing The Right Preschool In an effort to help parents in the search for the “prefect” preschool, The Doll House & Toy Store will host a seminar, How to Choose the Perfect Preschool for Your Baby or Toddler, on August 3. Author and radio talk show host Blythe Lipman will present the seminar to parents from 10-11:30am and will discuss the following: The preschool check-list – what to look for:

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✔ “Red Flags” ✔ What is the right age to start? ✔ How to get ready for the big day – do’s and don’ts and transitions

✔ How to make the big day the easiest and best ✔ Q & A included, so bring your questions The Doll House & Toy Store is located at 16447 North Scottsdale Road, D115, in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.948.4630 or visit




Beef Shoulder Taco with chimichurri, pickled onions and a fried egg

FOOD & WINE Food Truck Caravan In Downtown Scottsdale Where street food and local music meet

Salty Sow Introduces New Summer Specials Now through September 30, Salty Sow, the new Phoenix gastropub serving farmhouse cuisine, will close for lunch and offer new, summer specials. The restaurant will offer Reverse Happy Hour from 9pm-close featuring $5, $7 and $10 menu selections; $4 craft beers, $5 wines and a selection of $6 signature sips.

• $7 menu items include: Fried Green Tomatoes and Guacamole with red chile vinaigrette, Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, Salty Sow’s special sauce and French fries, Steak & Caramelized Onion Quesadilla with guacamole and smoked pico, Salty Sow Farm Salad with 110 minute egg, bacon lardons, watermelon, candied almonds and sweet onion dressing • $10 menu items include: Chef’s Fish Crudo with seasonal garnish, Laughing Bird Shrimp Salad and Avocado, Three Grilled Cheese Panini with fried green tomatoes and pork belly In addition, the restaurant will be featuring a $25 four-course menu SundayThursday featuring new items based upon the season’s freshest ingredients. The menu will change weekly. Salty Sow is located at 4801 East Cactus Road in Phoenix and is open 4:30-10pm Sunday-Thursday and 4:30-11pm Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 602.795.9463 or visit

Proof Classes Up The Summer Backyard Barbeque Proof, an American canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, rolls out the grill for the conclusion of its old fashioned backyard barbecue series this month, featuring live music, craft beers and a three-course specialty menu. The barbecue begins with homemade cornbread and Arizona-grown salad. Then, guests fire up their choice of entrée, which includes pork tenderloin, honey-cayenne chicken or kabobs with a side of sweet corn or potato salad. Then a piece of cherry crisp topped with vanilla-bean ice cream to follow. The barbecue series will be held on Proof’s patio from 5-9:30pm on August 23 and costs $39 per person. Proof at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is located at 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive. For more information, call 480.513.5085 or visit

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• $5 menu items include: Beef Shoulder Taco with chimichurri, pickled onions and a fried egg, Spit Roasted Pig Taco with sweet onion slaw, and pickled onions, Truffled Deviled Eggs with Salty Sow bacon and chives, Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries with 110 minute egg, and cold béarnaise or Warm Goat Cheese Fritters with olive puree and crostini

Join the Food Truck Caravan every Saturday from 7:30-11:30pm in Downtown Scottsdale on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard. A rotation of eight gourmet food trucks will be on hand each week, providing guests with a wide range of gourmet food from around the world including farm fresh food, Southern comfort food, Dutch-Indonesian satay and a dessert truck serving everything from homemade pies and pastries to gourmet artisan ice cream. The Food Truck Caravan is open to all ages and guests are encouraged to sit at one of the communal tables and socialize with their friends and neighbors. Misters keep diners cool and live musicians will provide entertainment. The “Ate on 5th” program allows guests to receive discounts to participating area merchants, restaurants and bars by purchasing food from one of the trucks. For more information, visit



DISCOVER AZ WINES BY PEGGY FIANDACA Owner, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards President, AZ Wine Growers Association


ugust is harvest time in Arizona’s wine country. Vineyard owners and winemakers are excited about the prospects of another terrific wine grape harvest. Last year, yields were up and grape quality was above average and the harvest left many wineries scrambling to find more barrels, tanks and workers to bring in their crop. Fingers and toes are crossed as the Arizona wine industry is hoping for a repeat of 2012.



With the monsoon season getting a late start and above average temperatures occurring in June, the vines were watched closely. Grape clusters began to form in May and veraison, when the red wine grapes start turning a beautiful shade of purple, occurred mid to late July in most of Arizona’s vineyards. From veraison to harvest, the berries grow and the sugar content (brix) increases. The vines are monitored closely for pests, birds and nutrient deficiencies as the grapes begin to ripen. There is a lot of activity in wine country during this time and vineyards are the most beautiful with vines plump with grapes. Harvest usually starts in early August in some areas and lasts into October in the cooler, higher elevation vineyards. White grape varietals typically are harvested first. Many small vineyards encourage people to assist with harvest. If you get the chance and want to try something different, volunteer in a vineyard. However, be prepared for a long day of hard work but a rewarding experience. Arizona is receiving a lot of recent attention as vineyard acres expand, wine production increases and high quality Arizona wines are recognized. There is no reason that the Arizona wine industry cannot be the next billion dollar wine region like Washington and Oregon. Arizona is producing wines that are on a quality level of wines from all over the world. Give them a try, if you like them, doesn’t it make sense to buy from fellow Arizonans? It keeps your purchasing dollars in the state, employs our people and expands a growth industry our state needs to remain competitive. Just within Arizona’s borders, you can find top-rated wine country, 5-star dining, scenic outdoor adventures, incredible arts and culture and so much more. By choosing Arizona, your money stays in the local economy to support Arizona jobs, services and vibrant communities. So get out and start exploring Arizona – you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find.


August 3: Grape to Glass Symposium at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards – Participants enjoy a gourmet winemaker lunch, vineyard tours, barrel wine tasting panel, art show and an after concert. Call 602.320.1485 or visit August 3-4: Sonoita Vineyards Harvest Fest 2013 – Includes wine tasting with souvenir glass, wine and food pairings, winery tours, vineyard tours and grape stomping each day at 1:30pm; lunch available for purchase; 10am-4pm. Call 520.455.5893 or visit August 9-11: Tombstone’s Vigilante Days Pre-Crush – Call 520.457.3291 or visit August 17: Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escapes /Tequila Train – Hop the Verde Canyon Railroad for wine tasting trains, featuring Whimsical Wines of Washington State; 5:30pm. Call 928.639.0010 or visit August 17-18: 7th Annual Grape Stomp, Coronado Vineyards in Willcox – Grapes will be available for stomping by visitors during the festival as well as wine tasting and live music. $10 includes a souvenir wine glass; 10am-4pm. Visit

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August 18: NAU Wine & Dine In The Pines – Hart Prairie Lodge at Arizona Snowbowl hosts a wide array of fine wines, gourmet food, specialty coffees and decadent desserts from Northern Arizona’s finest dining establishments. Proceeds benefit NAU Athletics; 2-5pm. Call 928.523.3389 or visit wineanddine. August 24: Kief-Joshua Vineyards – 2nd Annual Magdelena Bash, a special day of wine, food and music, in addition to new wine releases; $8; wine tasting $5, includes a souvenir glass; 1-5pm. Call 520.455.5582 or visit



August 3

Gipsy Kings

Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo

Talking Stick Resort Salt River Grand Ballroom; 480.850.7734


Ross Nemeth as Oliver Twist and Taylor Harper as Bet prepare for the Front Row Theatre’s upcoming production of Oliver! Photo courtesy of Jamie Harper.

Talking Stick Resort Salt River Grand Ballroom August 4

August 1-29

Madelyn Peyroux

Scottsdale Artwalk

Musical Instrument Museum; 480.478.6000

Scottsdale Arts District; 480.377.9366 August 2

Janelle Loes Desert Ridge Marketplace AMC Fountain; 480.513.7586

August 6

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey Musical Instrument Museum August 6-15

Phoenix First Fridays

Lunch Time Theater – Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the *Culture Wars (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Downtown Phoenix; 602.256.7539

Herberger Theater; 602.258.9481

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Talking Stick Resort Salt River Grand Ballroom

Musical Instrument Museum

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August 16


Casey Lee Smith

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre; 480.314.0841

Desert Ridge Marketplace District Stage August 16

August 9

Rachel Brown

Charlie Daniels Band

Desert Ridge Marketplace AMC Fountain

Talking Stick Resort Salt River Grand Ballroom

August 17

Leftover Cuties


August 9-10

Musical Instrument Museum

La Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados (The Recycled Orchestra)

The Mousetrap

Musical Instrument Museum

Desert Stages Theatre

Thru August 10

August 23

The Rocky Horror Show

A+ Dropouts with Very Special Guests

Desert Stages Theatre; 480.483.1664

Desert Ridge Marketplace District Stage

August 15

August 26

Stanley Jordan

Butterfly Life Cycle Workshop

Musical Instrument Museum August 15

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 8.13

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Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter. com; 480.644.6500

Butterfly Wonderland; 480.951.2100, Extension 224 August 31

Peppermint James Desert Ridge Marketplace District Stage

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SERVICES Health & Wellness EXECUTIVE CARE LLC provides full range concierge type nonmedical in-home care services using a personalized care plan suited to your loved ones needs. Our Caregivers are carefully selected, well trained, supervised, and are matched to your exact requirements. Our personable people bring an abundance of positive attitude & energy to your home. Services include companionship, personal care, and home-making with an emphasis on preparation of healthy, high quality meals. Services provided on a live in 24 hour basis or hourly. Call 480.882.0960 to learn how we can help keep your life running smoothly.

Hauling-Rubbish Removal Service RUBBISH WORKS: YOUR LOCAL JUNK HAULER & CHAMBER MEMBER. Labor, Hauling, Junk Removal, Garage/House Cleanouts. Any combination of Debris! We Recycle or Donate. We remove Old Furniture, Boxes, Trash, Household Items, Appliances, Garbage, Moving Items, Yard Waste, Construction Debris. Safe, Reliable, Insured. Contact Brandon 480.545.1220x711 or WWW. RUBBISHWORKS. COM/PHOENIX

Landscape & Maintenance ANY AREA - UNLIMITED TREE TRIMMING AND TOTAL YARD CLEAN-UP Specialists. We specialize in all tree trimming, pruning, topping, thinning, shaping. Weed removal, mow, edge. Removal and hauling of anything and everything. You name it, we do it! Reasonable, Reliable, and Prompt. Call Vuna now, 480.600.7357. HANSON’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE N. E. area. Owner on Site. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly. Cleanups, Weed Control, Trimming, Lawn Mowing, Blowing, Raking. Reliable Service Since 1989. Call today for estimate, 602.404.2810.

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QUIET, NICE RV PARK Great Neighbors. 55+. Small, Quiet Park. Lots of Trees. Free WiFi & Storage Shed. Black Canyon City--14 Miles North of Anthem (Hwy 17). Exit 242. Green Mountains! Approved Pet OK. Laundry. Photos: $270 monthly. Rvs & Park Models Welcome 623.374.9123.

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COOL PRESCOTT GETAWAY! Lovely, 2 bedroom, remodeled Historic Cottage 2 blocks from Downtown Square. Has it all: dishes, linens, Wifi, washer/dryer, putting green, fenced yard. Pets negotiable. Hiking and fishing nearby. Day, Week or Monthly. Call 928.273.1702 for info and price.

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CITYPETS Natural Pet Market Hosts Classes & Play Dates Noble Beast is a natural market for pets, providing healthy pet food, treats, remedies, supplements and supplies for dogs, cats and chickens. The market also offers a number of programs and activities for pets and their owners throughout the month. Puppy Play Date – Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm Get out of the heat and help your pup socialize with informal play with other puppies. Gather with other puppy parents and brag about your pup, share training tips and get your baby used to other dogs. Puppies under one year of age and their humans are welcome. Please make sure your puppy has completed its baby shots. Doggie Manners Class – Sundays, 1-2pm This group class is appropriate for all ages, all sizes and all levels. The class covers socialization, proper leash behavior, basic commands, tricks and even some agility. You will also get individualized help with behavior issues. The cost is $110 for six classes. To register, call Carol Mitchell with Gold Star Dog Training ( at 602.840.1166.

PARTING SHOT Sponsored by Grayleaf Studio


Annette Three-and-a-HalfYear-Old Female Annette is a quiet girl who likes to be the queen of her castle. She enjoys human attention and playing…especially with foam balls that she tosses in the air with her paw and then chases. She does fine with cats and dogs that aren’t overly assertive. In her foster home she has become close with her kitten friend Xena. They love to play wrestle and then groom and cuddle together. It would be great if they could be adopted together because of this special bond. Come meet Annette. Adoption fee is $35. Foothills Animal Rescue is located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.488.9890 or visit

THE BEST PET EVER! 2013 GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT PHOTO CONTEST This month’s Best Pet is Bobbi, a five-month-old kitten adopted from the Humane Society. The photo was submitted by Amber Wilkins of Phoenix who says, “She is extremely social and friendly and will cuddle up with any lap she encounters. She enjoys hiding in strange places like cupboards, desk drawers, behind the washer and dryer, stereo cabinets and once she got trapped in the fridge!” Capture the quirky, sweet, mischievous, funny moments you share with your pet, then, send us the photo of your amazing pet in action. Please be sure to include your pet’s name and a little description of why he or she is The Best Pet Ever. Include your full name, contact number and what area you live in and submit your digital photo to with “My Best Shot” in the subject line. The photo should be high resolution and at least 800x600 in size.

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Fashion Is An Expression Of Who We Are

Get more on each columnist at What You Don’t Know Can’t Help You

Healthy Horizon? This year, an amazing spectacle began just off the coast of France, on the isle of Corsica, on June 29. If you happened to be on the roadside, you might have seen 22 teams of nine STEVE P. TIMMONS bicycle riders, dressed in colors that Compounding Chemist only a peacock might find routine, Paradise Valley passing by at an extraordinary rate of speed, powered only by the blood, sweat and leg-churned gears of the human riders.


Breaker, Breaker… There’s a big difference between spying, eavesdropping and simply overhearing things. It goes like this: He or she spies, you eavesdrop, I overhear. We like to call it being an “urban anthropologist” (a term we just made up). Thus it was that the Male Call Advisory Board™ was conducting field research and witnessed two “dealbreaker” scenarios.

JAMES ROBERTS Author ~ Phoenix

There Must Be More To Life Than More Toys


MELANIE TIGHE Book Enthusiast ~ Phoenix

Local author Marie Patrick’s Angel in the Moonlight has all of the elements that make for a great story – history, mystery and romance. Add to that it’s satisfying, twisty ending and this novel does not disappoint.

Since both home fashion and clothing fashion are what surround us on a daily basis, I thought I would look up the true BARBARA KAPLAN essence of the word Interior Designer ~ Scottsdale fashion. According to Webster, fashion is: the make or form of something. (How about our lives!) A distinctive or peculiar and often habitual manner or way. (What we do every day.) It also is a mode of action or operation. (How we behave.) It can also be a prevailing custom, usage, or style. (How we look and feel!)

PASTOR PAUL WITKOP Light of the Desert Lutheran Church

One day, if it has not already hit you, you will ask a sobering question that ought to make you squirm. Is there more to life than accumulating more toys? Put another way, how do we determine our highest priorities in life?

Jesus told us a rather sobering and direct story to help us with this question. He said, “There was a wealthy man whose business was very successful. He asked himself, ‘What should I do for I don’t have enough space to store my goods?’”


Bonnie Moehle


Cathy Droz

Mr. Modem

Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz

Stay tuned all month long to what’s going on in the community. 8.13

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