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cottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour artist directory. An ibis is a long-legged wading bird that inhabits wetlands, forests and plains. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills is Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour. This year’s free, self-guided tour features 198 artists at 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale during the last two weekends of November: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22–24 and Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Over the years, the popular four-color, glossy artist directory has become a collectible among patrons. Hunter’s colorful, whimsical collage painting was among more than 75 pieces of diverse fine art entries submitted for consideration of the cover art during a juried selection process May 11. “There were so many terrific entries, but we kept going back to Sue’s whimsy and bright mixed media collage painting,” said Hidden in the Hills co-chair, Jane Boggs. This will be Hunter’s 19th year participating in Hidden in the Hills. While she has been painting with acrylics, oils and watercolors for several decades, she has only been doing collage painting for about two years. “When I create collages, it’s for pure fun, with no rules,” Hunter said, adding that she uses acrylic paints, stamps, molding paste and objects, such as glass beads, feathers, eyeglasses, wire, embroidery thread and other unique items. Hunter said “All Tied Up” also includes a subtle message. “While creating it, I began to think of how so many items we discard end up in the environment, causing harm to the “All Tied Up” by Sue Hunter; Photo courtesy of the Sonoran Arts League animals,” she said. Hunter has received many accolades for her work, and she shares her passion by teaching classes. “I believe art is the best therapy for everyone,” she said. “I have had many students who had never painted and who did not believe they could produce a painting. But when they completed their first painting, the wonder and joy were unbelievable!” Art enthusiasts will be able to find details about all participating artists as well as studio locations and downloadable maps at www.hiddeninthehills.org. In addition, the Sonoran Arts League’s Center for the Arts will serve as the event’s information headquarters and Youth Art Studio No. 1. The League office is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.575.6624.


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Enjoy the Silence Summer in the City –

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“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.” ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

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The season has finally caught up with us… and the heat is on. It is peak summer break and even the hold-out “snowbirds” have flown. Summer in the city — there’s nothing like it, especially at night. It’s a time when we year-round residents can truly reclaim our space. Despite the temperatures, there is so much to do and see in town over the summer months. Both Phoenix and Scottsdale continue their Friday and Thursday ArtWalk events. Even if you’re not really into art, it’s nice to get out in the evening hours and see what people are up to. Valley restaurants and area resorts also offer an abundance of summer specials to entice locals. And of course, there is always something going on at local venues — whether live music, game night Press Coffee or DJ dance parties. Roastery So, I encourage you to do some urban exploration this month and maybe re-discover your city and enjoy the relative calm that summer in the Valley offers.

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Until next month, all my best,

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‘Summer Spectacular’ ArtWalk Returns to Scottsdale Arts District

By Mayor Jim Lane

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The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) will host the return of its Summer Spectacular Scottsdale ArtWalk Thursday, July 11, from 6pm to 9pm. Taking place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue, the Summer Spectacular will be the “coolest” art event of the season. Art enthusiasts are invited to take a virtual vacation to the tropics while enjoying cool, refreshing drinks and ice-cold treats from Ice Cream Sociables, including custom ice cream bowls and iced espressos. To coincide with the tropical-travel theme, participating galleries are set to display exhibits and artworks by national and international artists, lending itself to the “vacation vibe” of this art walk. “We are pleased to give our art enthusiasts a ‘cool’ and unique way to experience our weekly ArtWalk during the summer,” says French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association. “With an ice-cold sip or treat — and a little imagination — we hope to inspire guests to feel as though they’re on a little vacation getaway during our Summer Spectacular.” Participating galleries will also be featuring cooling libations and treats within their studios, with live music and other entertainment on the street — including a steel drum band playing the sounds of the tropics. More than 39 Old Town Scottsdale galleries are represented in the Scottsdale Gallery Association as members and participate in the SGA’s weekly art walks and special events. Galleries represent a wide array of art mediums including paintings from traditional landscape and portrait to contemporary works, sculptures, photography and one-of-a-kind jewelry. For information, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

Governing Board Issues Call for November M&O Override Election At its June 11 regular monthly meeting, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board unanimously approved a resolution calling for a special budget override election to be held Nov. 5, 2019. An override is a tool that is available to local communities to provide funds for their schools beyond what the state of Arizona provides school districts. In the all vote-by-mail election, voters residing within SUSD’s Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Tempe boundaries will be asked whether they wish to continue the current 15% Maintenance and Operations (M&O) override to the District’s revenue control limit that they first approved in November 2014. The current M&O override’s tax rate of $0.37 per $100,000 of assessed valuation would not change if the override is reauthorized. A vote to approve the M&O override would continue the current tax rate through June 30, 2025.

Extending the M&O override for five years would generate approximately $21.4 million that SUSD says it would use to: • maintain current class size standards; • maintain all-day kindergarten programming; and • m  aintain current music, art, world languages, athletics and co-curricular activities. SUSD says that extending the current tax rate would also permit the District to continue its emphasis on technology for students and classrooms, professional learning opportunities for staff and continuing to provide teachers with competitive salaries. If voters do not approve extending the current M&O override, SUSD says it will lose approximately $6.5 million per year for each of the override’s final three years, for a total of $19.5 million, until the additional funding completely phases out on June 30, 2023.

Override elections are managed by the Maricopa County School Superintendent’s Office, which will mail a publicity pamphlet to SUSD voters in advance of the Nov. 5 election. The pamphlet is required to feature a statement from the SUSD Governing Board in favor of the override. Members of the public may also contribute statements of support or opposition to the override to the county school superintendent’s office by 5pm, Aug. 9. Ballots are expected to be mailed to voters in early October. Mailed ballots must be delivered to Maricopa County Elections Department offices or ballot drop-off locations by 5pm on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. A link to locate the voter’s closest ballot drop-off location will be printed on the mailing panel of the publicity pamphlet. For more information on school district elections, visit the Maricopa County School Superintendent elections website at http://schoolsup.org/elections or call 602.506.3978.

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As we celebrate the birth of our nation, the plans are laid to honor its founding document with a wonderful opportunity for children. I am pleased to announce that Scottsdale is once again sponsoring a Constitution Day Contest. This contest allows Scottsdale students to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding MAYOR of the document that shapes our great City of Scottsdale country. We must always remember 480.312.3111 just how important the Constitution www.scottsdaleaz.gov is. Through the experience of writing essays, crafting art and creating videos centered on the Constitution, today’s youth can connect to a past that defines so much of what we do today and what we will do in the future. This contest is open to students from first to 12th grades. For me, the Constitution is a daily inspiration that helps guide my decisions as mayor. In 1787, it was the first document of its kind. More than 200 years later, the Constitution continues to guide our country’s laws and governance. So many freedoms that we take for granted every day are protected by the principles and provisions within our Constitution. I invite you to take part in the Constitution Day competition and reflect upon and articulate what is great regarding our nation’s finest document. It is my firm belief that we should strive to understand and acknowledge the importance of the liberties and democratic structure guaranteed by our Constitution. Please visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov and search “Constitution Contest” for more details.

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Brunch Café Now Serving Spectacular Comfort Food By Lila Baltman

If you’re looking for an elegant, new spot in Scottsdale to enjoy a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch, the beautifully designed Brunch Café is the perfect place to discover. If omelets, pancakes, waffles, crepes, and French toast can be described as “gorgeous” and “decadent,” you’ll find them all here on the menu. Located in the Zocallo Plaza next door to Scottsdale Quarter, the family-owned Brunch Café is all new to Arizona but will be a welcome and familiar site to many Chicagoans now living here. Founded in Illinois in 2008, the company has seven locations currently scattered throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago. This new, eighth location is their first Brunch Café to open outside of Illinois. “For several years the owners have been asked by many Chicago transplants to please open up a location in the Scottsdale area because they’ve been missing and craving our menu items so much,” says Kevin Rasmus, the Arizona general manager. “Now, after going through an extensive, six-month remodel, we’re very excited to finally have our doors open and be able to welcome many of our former customers and meet lots of new ones.” Some of the popular menu items that the Chicago food fans have been missing include their signature French toast, which features baked custard French bread, kiwi, strawberries, plus a strawberry and vanilla glaze. Their other “French toast frenzy” favorites include their stuffed French toast, cinnamon roll and banana bread flavor with bananas and pecans. Then there’s the “Hey batter, batter pancakes” with classic and original flavors such as buttermilk, blueberry bliss, chocolate bacon, carrot, multi-grain and gluten-free. “We definitely want folks to come in for our incredible breakfast and brunch items but we’re also looking forward to dazzling everyone with our amazing lunch items too,” adds Rasmus. “Our chefs create the most

delicious Certified Angus steak burgers, gourmet sandwiches, entree salads, paninis and wraps.” All of the menu items at the Brunch Café can be customized to fit any dietary needs and Rasmus proudly mentions that the chefs use only local, all-natural and sustainable products whenever possible. Ninety percent of what is created in their kitchen, he says, is made from scratch. In addition to a fresh, new interior of the restaurant, there’s also a newly remodeled, outdoor patio area that makes the Brunch Café perfect for

hosting baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties or any special event. There’s also a private, indoor dining room that can be rented to host gatherings. Brunch Café will host a grand opening celebration Aug. 14. During regular business hours, all attendees will receive $5 off their total bill. And between 6:30–9:30am, all the early bird attendees will also enjoy complimentary coffee and a chocolate-covered strawberry with the purchase of any meal. Brunch Café is located at 15507 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Daily business hours are 6:30am to 2:30pm. For additional information, call 480.398.7174 or visit www. brunchcafe.com.


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents a wide range of exciting and diverse events, to keep art lovers cool in a 68-degree museum. This season is packed with artist-led talks and workshops and the return of fan favorites Mystery at the Museum and Art Handlers Triathlon. Additionally, several events relate to the 2019 summer exhibitions. These events offer guests the opportunity to engage with artists, the community and museumgoers to consider the questions and themes explored throughout the Museum.

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SMoCA Summer: Escape to the Museum

Coming up in July and August:

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• J uly 6: Simply Succulents with Dig It Noon–3pm; pair $45, individual $30 Horticulture experts from Dig It Gardens in Phoenix will show participants how to create and care for their own succulent terrarium. Materials provided. Light refreshments included. • July 19: Beer ‘n Bingo – 7pm; tickets: $15 (includes one drink) Anwar Newton hosts an evening of craft beer and bingo with a SMoCA twist. One free beer sample per person. Cash bar and snacks included. •  Aug. 17: Mystery in the Museum: The Cryptic Caper 6pm; pair $30, individual $20 Join SMoCA for an evening filled with curious puzzles, brainteasers and riddles as another mystery unfolds in the museum. Cash bar and light bites are included. • Aug. 31: Upcycling with Janel Garza Noon–3pm; pair $45, individual $30 Participants will learn how to upcycle clothing in this textile workshop with local artist Janel Garza. She will teach basic techniques on how to use paint and textiles to refresh clothing items. Participants can bring their own clothing or use some provided by SMoCA. Additional materials provided. Light refreshments are included. All events take place in SMoCA Lounge unless noted otherwise. Free events at SMoCA fill quickly and are first come, first served; early arrival is encouraged. Visitors can RSVP and purchase tickets at www.smoca.org. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 7374 East Second Street in Scottsdale. For additional information, call 480.874.4666.

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Museum of the West Hosts Young SAS Artists – Celebrates the Art of Apollo 11 Two Old Town Scottsdale arts and culture institutions — Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (SMoW) and Scottsdale Artists’ School (SAS) — teamed up to teach youth art students all about NASA space art. In June at the SAS Space Art Camp for ages 6 to 17 years old, students learned to draw, paint and sculpt many aspects of space adventure. Just across the street, SMoW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 all year with a special exhibition: Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon, featuring artwork by Paul Calle, an official NASA Artist who

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Scottsdale Artists’ School students Brooklynn Fallon and Lydia Eaton study Paul Calle’s “The Great Moment,” an eight-foot wide painting depicting Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, July 20, 1969.

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was there the morning of July 16, 1969, the day of Apollo 11 liftoff, sketching various activities including breakfast, suiting up and the walk-out to the space craft. The SMoW exhibition showcases Calle’s range of artistry including postage stamp designs, Western art, sketches of famous figures in history like JFK, as well as an entire section of Calle’s NASA artwork including “The Great Moment,” an eightfoot-wide depiction of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, the “1969 First Man on the Moon” stamp design and sketches from the famed morning of liftoff.

The students spent a morning reviewing the Calle exhibition, learning about his role as an official NASA Artist and his legacy as a superior gestural sketch artist, who often sketched several times before painting to get his artistry the way he wanted. Students not only observed his art but were given tips on the values of light to create depth and the opportunity to study and draw some of his work, providing hands-on inspiration. This exhibition is showing at SMoW through Oct. 11, 2020. Scottsdale Artist’s School’s summer youth camps run weekly through Aug. 1.  In addition, July 20 is the official celebration of Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary. SMoW is celebrating in a “cool” way – in air conditioned, always 72-dgree comfort, Saturday, July 20, the day that Neil Armstrong made his first steps on the moon with the exclusive airing of The Day We Walked on the Moon, a Smithsonian Channel documentary that marks the 50th anniversary. The film celebrates man’s first steps on the lunar surface with interviews from key figures in Mission Control, contemporary astronauts, and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. For additional information, visit www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org or www.scottsdaleartschool.org.

Locals Only: Celebrate a ‘Summer of Sushi’ Valley residents can beat the heat this summer with 20 percent off through Labor Day at Sushi Roku. Offered as part of Sushi Roku’s “Summer of Sushi,” Arizona peeps are invited to “party like a local” with a percentage off their bill every Sunday through Thursday (when presenting proof of residency). Explore the restaurant’s award-winning, authentic Japanese-style sushi, including an all-vegan sushi menu, all night long (not valid during happy hour or with any other promotions, dine-in only). Not a fan of raw fish? Sushi Roku has guests covered with a mouthwatering menu of “Garden” and “Farm” options such as Short Rib Bao, Grilled Lamb Chops and even Prime Ribeye Steak “Japonais.” Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale, 7277 East Camelback Road. For information, call 480.970.2121 or visit www.sushiroku.com.


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Mexico City-Style Restaurant Announces Grand Opening

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Agave del Scottsdale has opened in the former Butters space in the Mercado del Lago plaza on the southeast corner of Hayden Road and Via de Ventura. The owners say that the fully renovated dining room and Mexico City-inspired menu will redefine what residents know of as high-end, authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant owners’ ancestors hail from different regions in Mexico including the Yucatán, Mazatlán, Puebla and Veracruz, which is reflected in the restaurant’s menu. “We are excited to bring Agave del Scottsdale to the community and share what we are passionate about — genuine Mexican food, diverse tequila, refined hospitality and entertainment,” said Hector Soto, general manager. Premium-quality ingredients and innovative dishes can be found throughout the menu. A trio of sopecitos topped with chicken tinga, shrimp and chorizo and potato is one of the appetizers. Four different fish ceviches including tuna and a mixture of octopus, shrimp and white fish mixed with zesty citrus and herbs is recommended as a refreshing course. Eye catching vegetable carpaccio — shaved squash drizzled with tangy vinaigrette and topped with beet microgreens is a unique vegetarian dish. Succulent Chilean sea bass served with a sophisticated Coronado pasilla chile sauce, prime filet mignon topped with a creamy corn truffle sauce served with potatoes and the 48-hour long mole preparations made from recipes passed down through generations served over chicken or pork are a few of the outstanding entrees on the menu. The wooden doors imported

from Mexico welcome guests as they enter the remodeled space. Garage doors over the bar provide an open-air dining experience, while the dining room features vibrant colors, glistening pink chandeliers and a custom-made copper-topped bar. The large sliding glass doors that open to the spacious patio provide additional space to enjoy lunch, a happy hour drink or dinner. Blackberry Margarita

In addition to the highly curated food, the cocktail menu includes a variety of margaritas and tequila-based drinks that use only fresh squeezed juices and fruits. Watermelon, spicy cucumber, kiwi and hibiscus are a few of the margarita options. The tequila library with over 100 varieties and growing, will provide guests an opportunity to learn about this prized Mexican libation. A tequila cart is an extension of the library that will deliver table-side service of the extra añejo selection. Agave del Scottsdale is open weekdays from 11am to 10pm for lunch, happy hour and dinner. The restaurant will open at 9am Saturdays and Sundays for brunch and close at 10pm and 9pm respectively. For information, call 480.248.6901 or visit www.agavedelscottsdale.net.


Fundraiser Featuring Local Artist Will Benefit Arizona Search Dogs

David Dauncey with his art at Scramble Biltmore

$10 and can be purchased online at www.azscramble. com with proceeds from the tickets and art auction donated to the Arizona Search Dogs. Arizona Search Dogs, www.arizonasearchdogs.com, trains, certifies and develops Canine Search Specialist teams to be mobilized with USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Task Forces. Scramble is a fast-casual breakfast and lunch experience with four locations throughout metropolitan Phoenix. For information, visit www.azscramble.com.

Press Coffee to Open Flagship Roastery and Café Mid-July Press Coffee will open its new flagship roasting facility and café in North Phoenix this month, and area residents are invited to celebrate. “We are thrilled to welcome the community into our new flagship location,” says co-owner Steve Kraus. “The Roastery allows us to share with the public our love for coffee and how we make it. We hope this iconic building and our passion for the seed to cup process will be something Arizona can be proud of for years to come.” The Roastery by Press Coffee, located at 10443 North 32nd Street, is a 5,600 square-foot, two-level roastery that will incorporate eco-friendly elements, including energy efficient solar panels on the roof and natural gas. The spacious layout and modern design will allow guests to see the roasting process in action while enjoying food and drinks in the comfortable lounge area. Adding a third German made Probat roaster will give the company the ability to expand for years to come and continue the production of its cold brew coffee at the original roastery, which was recently launched in to-go cans. The second level space will accommodate more than 30 people for private events and coffee classes taught by Press experts. The café will serve an expanded food and drink menu. In addition to the coffee and espresso-based drinks found on Press’ current menu, guests will be able to enjoy beer, wine and a selection of liquor. The “adult” cold brew shaker featuring peanut butter whiskey is one notable addition. Press has been a local coffee roaster since 2008 and has seven other Valley locations, in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix and Chandler, and Kraus says that North Phoenix was the perfect fit for their new flagship location. “After months and months of looking we were introduced to Andy Byrnes with

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cramble announced last month its “Enhance the Space” semi-annual fundraiser to benefit Valley nonprofit Arizona Search Dogs. The event will be held 7–9pm at its Biltmore location Wednesday, July 31, and will feature local artist David Dauncey. “Our Enhance the Space fundraiser is an amazing

opportunity to support Valley nonprofit Arizona Search Dogs and at the same time, promote awareness of the artistic and cultural diversity within our community,” said Scramble co-owner Don Talbot. “We invite everyone to attend our event on July 31 to see and bid, first-hand, on Dauncey’s work.” Dauncey’s artwork, “The Coastal Path 1 & 2” (a diptych — each piece is an acrylic 24”x 36” and on canvas) was recently chosen from a group of entrants who submitted for consideration to fill a prominent, highly visible space at Scramble’s Biltmore location (2375 East Camelback Road in Phoenix). The auction includes both pieces. Dauncey is represented by Costello Childs Contemporary Art Gallery in Scottsdale. Visit www.azscramble.com/ copy-of-enhance-the-space to bid on his works, which is currently on display through Wednesday, July 31. Learn more about Dauncey and his works at www.ounceofgritstudio.com. The winning bid will be announced at the fundraiser where guests will be able mingle with Phoenix Firefighters and their beloved Arizona Search Dogs, meet the artist and enjoy delicious breakfast bites and cocktails from many of Scramble’s popular menu items. Tickets are just

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CZ Construction who shared with us a location that he was potentially going to buy,” says Kraus. “After several meetings and collaboration, we eventually agreed that building Press’s flagship location was an amazing idea!  We all agreed it was a perfect fit not only for Press, but geographically it allows us to service all of our stores, valued wholesale customers and surrounding cities.  We are excited to bring this location to a great community and to share it with everyone!” To celebrate the grand opening, for three days (July 19–21) Press Coffee will sell $1 drip coffees with 100 percent of profits donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  For additional information, visit www.presscoffee.com.

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NAWBO Names ‘Business Owner of the Year’

Chill Out at the Orchard This Summer

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For the entire month of July, Splurge at the Orchard will offer two-for-one scoops all day long. Swing by next door to Luci’s at the Orchard, where happy hour includes half off on smoothies and pastries after 5pm. Luci’s at the Orchard is located at 7100 North 12th Street. Enjoy tasty sandwiches, breakfast items, coffees, teas and smoothies with the family. The patio is the perfect place to enjoy the day and there’s even a splash pad for children to play in. Surrounded by more than 80 citrus trees on a historic orchard property, the unique space is set against the beautiful Central Phoenix landscape. For additional information, visit www.lucisurbanconcepts.com.

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Karianne Munstedt, brand photographer for women business owners, won the award for “Business Owner of the Year” from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter, at the Desert Diamonds Awards Gala June 12. The Business Owner of the Year Award is presented to the member who has overcome obstacles to build a successful and prosperous enterprise. This member demonstrates innovation in her or his industry, gives back to the community and creates jobs while contributing to the growth and mission

of NAWBO through active participation. NAWBO national representative Molly Gimmel was on hand to present the prestigious award to Munstedt, owner of Karianne Munstedt Portrait. Gimmel is the national organization’s immediate past chair. Through her portrait business and as an inspirational speaker, Munstedt says she helps women see their beauty and increase their confidence — both in photos and in life — so they can proudly stand out as the face of their business. Through her Facebook Live video series, Munstedt opens up about her own past obstacles and negative selfimage. She hopes that her vulnerability and warmth will help to inspire others to overcome their individual challenges. In January 2018, Munstedt immersed herself in her passion fulltime by launching her business, and in December of that same year, she welcomed her first child…thus giving birth to both a business and a baby in the same year. Learn more about Munstedt at www.kariannemunstedt.com. For more information about NAWBO, visit www.nawbo.org/phoenix.

PVSchools Hosts Job Fair The Paradise Valley Unified School District will host a job fair to fill open Education Support Professional (ESP) positions for the 2019-20 school year Wednesday, July 10, from 8am–noon at the District Administrative Center, 15002 North 32nd Street, Phoenix. “Our Educational Support Professionals are a very important part of the daily success of our school district. We are seeking valuable employees such as bus drivers, crossing guards, paraeducators, office clerks and maintenance technicians who have a strong desire to support the learning of our students. During the PVSchools Job Fair, candidates can learn about employment opportunities, receive application support, and be interviewed on the spot for any open position,” said Dr. Michelle Otstot, director of Human Resources — ESP. PVSchools offers a competitive benefits package that includes: • Free employee-only medical benefits package (must work 30 hours a week to be eligible) • Dental and Vision Insurance • Arizona State Retirement System — employer matching pension

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• Paid holidays Prospective candidates should come dressed appropriately to interview the day of the job fair. Potential candidates can reach out with questions to Dr. Otstot by email at motstot@pvschools.net or by phone 602.449.2185. View and apply for open positions at http://jobs.pvschools.net.


July Summer Fun with Camp Hubbard Camp Hubbard offers a summer day camp program for ages 4-and-a-half to 16 through Aug 2. Children will get to stay active, unplugged and socialize while playing a variety of games and sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, archery, swimming and more. Children do not have to be skilled athletes to have a great time at Camp Hubbard. Some campers have never tried many of the sports and activities that the staff introduces them to. However, the campers who are skilled athletes are challenged and motivated by the highly qualified and dedicated staff members. The goal at camp is to guide and teach every camper according to their ability while making the activities safe, exciting and rewarding. There are four Camp Hubbard locations: Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix; St. Bernadette Parish in Scottsdale; Brunson Lee Elementary in Phoenix; and Paradise Valley Christian in Phoenix. Camp dates vary by location. There are half-day and full-day options. Half-day is from 8:30am to noon and full day is from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  The cost is $175/week for half-day; $240/week for full day. Siblings are $155 and $220. Extended care is also available from 7:30am to 6pm. For more information and to register, call 602.786.6789 or visit www.camphubbardaz.com.

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Valley of the Sun United Way announced in mid-May that after a national search, it has named Carla Vargas Jasa as president and CE0 — the first woman and the first Latina to hold the position since the organization began in 1927. She succeeds Merl Waschler, who has led the organization since 2006 and is retiring June 30, 2019. Vargas Jasa assumes leadership July 1.  Vargas Jasa joins Valley of the Sun United Way after 20 years with the Orange County United Way, where she held several leadership roles, including senior vice president of Community Impact and most recently chief operating officer. The Orange County United Way serves a population of over three million people and is among the largest in the United Way system. With Vargas Jasa’s leadership, that United Way launched FACE 2024, a 10-year strategic community impact plan driven by measurable community goals, which are tracked and reported in an annual Community Scorecard. She also guided the recent launch of United to End Homelessness, a communitywide response to Orange County’s growing homelessness population. “It’s with great excitement that I join the Valley of the Sun United Way and the Maricopa County community,” said Vargas Jasa. “I’ve long admired the Valley of the Sun United Way as a standout leader and innovator among its national United Way peers. I look forward to working with the board, staff and this incredible community to create transformational change for those most vulnerable and in need.” “VSUW is at the forefront of thinking differently to address community needs. I’m thrilled to follow in Merl Waschler’s footsteps and help lead this United Way into its next phase of impact in one of the most vibrant and fastestgrowing metro areas in the country.”  Valley of the Sun United Way serves the more than 4.3 million people of Maricopa County, and is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the Valley — raising more than $85 million annually and overseeing 118 employees. Learn more at www.vsuw.org.

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New Initiative Pairs Local Artists with Businesses

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“South Rim #1” by David Elliot

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hunderbird Arts Center in North Phoenix is a facility of Central Arts Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, providing arts and culture opportunities for all through education, programming and advocacy. And this month, the Center is bringing art to the people as it unveils Thunderbird “Unfinished Symphony” by Ed DuBrow Art Works, a new initiative that pairs local artists with local businesses. The goal is to bring art out of the studios in which it is created and into public spaces. The businesses that will be displaying artworks include Elevate Coffee Co. (2530 West Happy Valley Road, Suite 1273), Natalino Italian Restaurant (610 East Bell Road)  and  Thunderbird Arts Center (1106 East Grovers Avenue). The opening receptions are free and open to the public, and will take place Friday, July 12, from 6–8pm at each location. Businesses will be offering special promotions and discounts at their respective receptions. See New Initiative, page 15

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Earlier this spring, students and instructors from Thunderbird Arts Center submitted their artwork to a juried competition. David Elliot, Nancy Price, Nik Ridley and Ed DuBrow were the selected winners. The following are the pairings of businesses and artists: David Elliot with Elevate Coffee Co., Nancy Price with Natalino Italian Restaurant and Nik Ridely and Ed DuBrow with Thunderbird Arts Center. “It’s an old cliché, but this competition is a win-win-win for everyone,” says Joseph Benesh, director of Central Arts Alliance. “The instructors and students have an opportunity to display and possibly sell their art. Businesses have a chance to show their support for the local community, possibly attract new customers, and certainly liven up their walls. Meanwhile, Thunderbird Arts Center gets to showcase the quality and breadth of its instructional offerings.” The artworks will be available for purchase beginning July 15 on the Thunderbird Arts Center website. Artworks will be on display at each location until the closing reception Friday, Sept. 13, 6-8pm. Learn more at www.thunderbirdarts.org or www.centralarts.org.

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s part of its special anniversary year, Anthem celebrates its 20th annual Independence Day Celebration July 3 in Community Park from 6–10pm. A fireworks display will cap off the event, which also includes water and dry rides, inflatables, food vendors, DJ/dancing and more. Dry rides and inflatables will be set up on Softball Field #1; with water slides on Softball Fields #2 and #3. Each individual is required to have a wristband to ride the slides or enjoy the inflatables. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the event for $20 each. Starting at 9:25pm, the fireworks show will immediately follow the singing of the national anthem, which will be performed by a vocalist chosen at May 30 auditions. Fireworks will launch weather permitting. Typically, around 20,000 people attend the Independence Day Celebration in Anthem. Lots of upfront planning comes with such a large-scale event. “We work very closely with area law enforcement, the Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical Department, and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation to plan for our largest annual event in Community Park,” said Michele DeMichele, director of special events for the Anthem Community Council. “After 20 years, this event continues to be an Anthem favorite, and fun for people of all ages.” A traffic control plan takes effect mid-afternoon on July 3. Some

Anthem amenities will close early to allow for event preparation. The walking bridge between the Community Center and Community Park, the Skate Park, and Roller Hockey Rink will close at 2pm (the Hockey Rink will reopen at 6pm as a fireworks viewing area for those with special needs). The Community Center, including the aquatics park and summer camp, close at 3pm. Vehicles must be removed from the parking lot by 4pm, because the area is a fireworks fallout zone. Residents and guests are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy picnic-style in the park (personal BBQ grills are not allowed). Outside food, beverages and seating are not permitted within the fenced field areas. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Food Court and Rotary Beer Garden on Softball Field #4. As a reminder, attendees are not allowed to bring or launch personal fireworks in Community Park; however, lawn chairs or blankets to watch the fireworks in the open areas of the park are recommended. It is also recommended to leave pets at home, as the fireworks and heat can be difficult and frightening for them. If pets do attend, they must be leashed at all times. Anthem Community Park is located at 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem, Arizona. For more information about the event, visit www.onlineatanthem.com/independence-day or call 623.742.6050. Photo: Nate Decker

FHT Hosts Visit from Mother Goose Mother Goose will make an appearance at Fountain Hills Theater (FHT) this month to delight guests with classic stories like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “The Gingerbread Man” and “Peter Rabbit.” There promises to be lots of audience participation and interaction with magic, songs and puppets. Mother Goose stars Jan Sandwich. Mother Goose will play Saturday, July 27, at 10:30am at Fountain Hills Theater at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. Tickets are $12 and are available through the Theater Box Office at 480.837.9661, Ext. 3 or by visiting www.fhtaz.org.


MAYOR BUNCH WRITES... By Mayor Ernie Bunch

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Oh no! Why is the Cave Creek 2020 budget so much? Cave Creek is our community. We love it for many different reasons. Our FY2020 budget reflects the essential elements of a healthy community: community safety, economic and educational opportunities, environmental quality, MAYOR parks and recreation, community Town of Cave Creek design, social and cultural 480.488.1400 interconnection, transportation www.cavecreek.org options and quality housing. There is a comprehensive recap on the Town’s webpage. In short, we’ve been a bit “gun shy” after the recession. I believe it is prudent to have a rainy-day fund in light of how tight things were. That is now the case. So, the July heat is upon us and I’m still seeing lots of large private property areas covered in the invasive Globe chamomile. Just one spark and we’re in for a rough time. The rains are still a way off and dry lightning always precludes the monsoon season. Please take action to protect our town. As to what’s happening around town… Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean life stops. Music, food and entertainment are still here for our guests and ourselves. In case you’re not aware of it, there is a thrift store in town that has been here about a year and the funds generated by the store go toward operation of a community center. It’s a real benefit to Cave Creek. The name is Infinite Finds and it is located in the old pawn shop/restaurant building across from Local Jonny’s. Stop in and ask about their activities! Stay safe and I’ll see you right here next month! For detail on the budget go to www.cavecreek.org.

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Join the Chamber for Breakfast Join members of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking. This month’s breakfast event will be held Thursday, July 25, 7:30–9:30am, at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. To contact Harold’s call 480.488.1906 or visit www. haroldscorral.com. The cost to attend is $8 for member and $15 for non-members. To learn more about the Chamber or find other events, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

ave Creek Museum invites students entering fourth through eighth grade to explore the history of science in Arizona and the innovations that propelled the territory into modern statehood at its Steampunk Science Summer Camp. Topics include regional geology and archaeology; technical innovations, including the steam locomotive, the gasoline combustion engine and telecommunications such as telegraph and telephone; and even space exploration of Pluto. Kids will have fun investigating the history of science in the desert Southwest, learning how these innovations changed life on the frontier, and dressing up in steampunk style. The summer camp runs July 8–12, 9am–1pm, and costs $75 per student, $65 for additional family members. Call 480.488.2764 to reserve space. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive. For additional information, visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

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Welcome to the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau By Marshal Adam Stein

The Town of Cave Creek opened a Tourism Bureau this year, located at 37617 North Cave Creek Road, just across the street from Town Hall. With Nina Spitzer as the volunteer coordinator, the Tourism Bureau has become a great asset to our community. Nina and her volunteers help greet people from throughout the world who come to visit our amazing little Town of Cave Creek. Ever think Cave Creek is “our little secret?” Think again, my friend. One look in our Tourism Bureau guest book and you will realize a lot of people have heard of Cave Creek and visited Cave Creek from distant places. All someone has to do is walk through the doorway of the Tourism Bureau and they know they came to the right place. Everyone who enters is greeted with a smile and a helping volunteer who is knowledgeable about all that Cave Creek has to offer. Need a place to go horseback riding? They know where. Need a great steak? Fine French dining? Seafood? They know where to send you. Want an amazing hike? Trail Ride? They know where to send you. Local businesses are catching on as well. Stop by our Toursim Bureau located at 37617 North Cave Creek Road and find great deals from some of our local Cave Creek shops. Shopping for ideas on what to do…you know where to ask. Think you know a lot about Cave Creek and want to volunteer your talent at the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau…come join our volunteers from all over the North Valley who volunteer to make Cave Creek the amazing town we all love. To volunteer, please send an email to ballen@cavecreek.org and we will get you started, or call our main desk at 480.488.6600 and tell them you want to volunteer.

Cool Summer Offerings Focus on Reading & Exploration Desert Foothills Library (DFL) is keeping its cool this summer and helping residents with fun ways to stay informed, learn a new skill or just keep engaged and entertained. Here are just a few of the programs taking place in July. Through Aug. 1: A Universe of Stories: Adult Summer Reading Program Want to join the Adult Summer Reading Program? It’s easy. Just track time spent reading and participants will automatically be entered for the Library’s Grand Prize. The program began June 1, but there is still time register and track reading time online at www. maricopacountyreads.org and claim a prize for each milestone along the way – 250, 500, 750 and 1000 minutes. Prizes include coupons for great food and a free book that may be chosen online from an extensive list. Not a big reader, but still want to participate? Attend any of the designated “A Universe of Stories” programs and add an entry into the Library’s Grand Prize. July 1–19: DFL Photography Contest Exhibition July 5 – Aug. 23: Desert Foothills Library Independent Film Festival 2019 Shown every Friday, July 5 through Aug. 23, 10:30am–12:30pm • July 5 — Bill Cunningham: New York, 2010, director: Richard Press • July 12 — Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, 2017, director: Edouard Deluc • July 19 — The Seagull, 2018, director: Michael Mayer • July 26 — The Cat’s Meow, 2001, director: Peter Bogdanovich

July 12: A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Event — Summer Soundbite Event 11am–1pm Celebrate summer reading with stories, music and food sponsored by public radio station KJZZ. No registration. July 19: A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Event — Restore with Music and Color 2–3:30pm Join in for a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Researchers and art therapist alike have pushed the stress relieving and mind restoring benefits of adult coloring. These pages have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. Just like meditation, coloring also allows participants to switch off their brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety. All materials will be supplied, including coffee and water. July 26: A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Event — Stories in the Stars presented by Hampstead Stage Company 3–4pm Soar through the stars in this compilation of Greek Myths. Travel the night sky and explore various constellations and legends about why they are in the sky. Audiences will delight in learning stories of the wind, seasons, sun and moon. This new play is designed for the Summer Reading theme “A Universe of Stories.” The goal to inspire people to once in a while, look up. Hampstead Stage Company is dedicated to educating audiences across the country by bringing classic literature to life through live theatre. RSVP online or by phone. See Cool Summer Offerings, page 19


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Cool Summer Offerings, continued from page 18 July 30: Living Afloat 1–3pm Ever dream of leaving it all behind to cruise Tahiti in your own yacht? Eleanor Gobrecht and partner Suzanne, both university professors in their early 40’s, did just that on a 30-foot sloop-rigged sailboat, Folly III, accompanied only by a Siamese cat and a poodle. The three voyages during the 70’s took both ladies over 21,000 miles — as far south as the Galapagos, as far west as New Zealand, and as far north as Papua New Guinea — and the dozens of islands in between. Enjoy with Eleanor the landfalls, the close calls, the new cultures, and the ever-changing beauty of the ocean. RSVP online or by phone. All July programs are free and do not require registration, unless otherwise noted. Desert Foothills Library, located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek, will be closed July 4 for Independence Day. For additional program information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce hosts a yearly “Best Of,” where members can vote for their favorite shops/restaurants, and two Las Tiendas tenants took home top honors. Among the winners was Chef Bryan Dooley, owner of Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, securing the “Best Dining Experience.” Celebrating 10 years in business, this capped off a great decade. Chef Dooley said, “The award topped off the 10-year anniversary of the restaurant. This community means so much to my wife Donna and myself. The recognition was the perfect gift from the community.” Another Las Tiendas shop owner, Lisa Baker of Etania Jewelry and Boutique, won “Best Shopping Experience.” According to Baker, “Winning Best Shopping Experience in Cave Creek was quite rewarding after only being open for three years. It was a great surprise to be recognized by the community.” Las Tiendas, located at 6130 East Cave Creek Road, is an eclectic shopping experience in the heart of Cave Creek. Shops include Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, Western Delights, It’s A Divine Bakery and Etania Jewelry and Boutique. Visit www.lastiendascavecreek.com for more information.

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Annual White Trash Bash Returns to Cave Creek Brooke Dallas, owner of Big Earl’s Greasy Eats asks, “Who’s ready to paaaarrrtty?!” While she doesn’t claim to have the cure for the summer blues, for one night, she has a solution — the Eighth Annual White Trash Bash. “Honestly, it. is. hot. All people do is complain about the heat while dripping in sweat and having their legs stick to chairs,” says Dallas. “Everybody’s bored, running out of things to do, we’re all sick of complaining, and we’re just ready to have some fun!” The Eighth Annual White Trash Bash at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats takes place Saturday, July 27, and for those who may not be familiar with the event, Dallas offers this brief history. “In 2012, a local writer for a local newspaper in town wrote an article about the previous owner Kim Brennan, calling her ‘white trash.’ She saw this is an opportunity to turn this into a party,” recalls Dallas. “And boy did she! The whole town came out in support of her and wanted an excuse to party. Now fast forward seven years and seven huge, fun and memorable parties later, we are about to have our eighth annual white trash bash. I am proud to carry on the tradition that has become a party the towns people look forward too every year.”

It’s inappropriate and hilarious all mixed together in a perfect combination. As always, there will be a trailer in the front yard accompanied with a clothes pin line, flamingos and “so much PBR Beer and Jell-O shots you won’t know what to do with yourself.” There will also be a costume contest, which Dallas says might be the funniest thing of the entire night. Like last year and years before, there will be three categories: Best Camel Toe, Best Moose Knuckle and Trashiest Couple at the Trailer Park. “Since I redid the backyard at Big Earl’s, we have even more room to party!” says Dallas. “You’ll see new and exciting games and attractions this year. The party will spill over into the parking lot! In years past we have done a slip and slide, and an inflatable waterslide. This year, by popular demand, we are doing a waterslide! A DJ that keeps the party going all night and food any trailer park party would be proud of.” The White Trash Bash takes place July 27 8pm–2am and is an adult only party. Dallas invites area residents to “bring your friends, cousins, brothers, favorite local friends, whoever! Dress to impress and get out your best overalls, mullets, beer bellies, curlers, slippers, spam, SlimJims and Pringles cans. Put it on your calendar people, it’s the one event all summer you don’t want to miss.” Big Earl’s Greasy Eats is located at 6135 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.575.7889 or visit www.bigearlsgreasyeats.com.


Whether an early bird or a night owl, visitors to Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area can explore the park during cooler hours throughout the summer months. And the park’s ranger-led programs will help guests discover all the beauty that the desert has to offer. Here are a few of the programs coming up in July. July 6: Rock Art of Spur Cross – 7–9am The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people. Walk in their footsteps and visit a few of the more impressive sites in the conservation area during this two-hour moderate hike. No dogs on this hike. No reservations are required, meet at the main trailhead area where restrooms and picnic tables are located.

July 13: Fruits of the Desert Walk– 7–10am Join rangers on a quest to look for some of the edible plant foods found in the conservation area. The hike will be about two miles in length and will last approximately three hours. Bring plenty of water. No dogs on this hike. No reservations required, meet at main trailhead area

July 13: Moonlight Hike– 8–10pm The conservation area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While the group will attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case it is needed. Moderate hike. Part of the “Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix giveaway” program. July 20: Life Along the Creek– 7–9:30am Join rangers as they look at the plants and animals that live in the riparian area along a perennial stretch of Cave Creek. The hike will take the group through the Jewel of the Creek Preserve and along the lower Dragonfly Trail for a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. No reservations are required; meet at the main trailhead area where restrooms and picnic tables are located. Moderate hike. Part of the “Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix giveaway” program. Spur Cross Ranch, part of the Maricopa County’s Regional Parks System, encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged upper Sonoran Desert. The park is located at 44000 North Spur Cross Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www. maricopacountyparks.net or call 602.506.2930, Ext. 8.

Soleau Opens Essence of Massage in Cave Creek Brian Soleau, a licensed massage therapist and owner of Essence of Massage, has opened a business in Cave Creek. Soleau, who graduated from the Cortiva Institute-Scottsdale School of Massage Therapy with more than 750 hours of education and hands on learning, has performed 6,000 hours of hands-on massage. Soleau is highly trained in Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue manipulation, myofascial release, hot stone massage, neuromuscular therapy, Russian sports massage and biomechanical restructuring. “Having a thorough understanding of the body and various techniques for healing it, I’m able to help all kinds of people at different levels of health and fitness to improve their quality of life and find relaxation and healing through the power of massage,” says Soleau. Essence of Massage is located at 7005 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 101, Cave Creek. Visit www.essence-of-massage.abmp.com or contact Soleau at 480.738.8888 or briansoleau@yahoo.com.

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July 12: Exploring Spur Cross– 7–9am Join rangers for a two-hour introductory exploration of the conservation area. From its Hohokam prehistory and historic gold mining to the romantic days when Spur Cross meant vacation from a saddle, explore the wonders of Spur Cross. Easy hike.

where restrooms and picnic tables are located. This event is part of the “Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix giveaway” program. See website for details.

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VICE MAYOR CRANE WRITES...

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By Vice Mayor John Crane

While we may have had the most pleasant May on record, the exceptional winter and spring rains, combined with the unusually long, cool growing season have set the stage for an exceptionally scary fire season. Compounding the situation, the invasive Globe chamomile has sprung up everywhere. The seas of dry yellow flowers are fuel for wildfires. The 7,500-acre Mountain Fire northeast of Carefree on the Tonto National Forest serves as a reminder of the danger that lies ahead VICE MAYOR and the necessity of taking the proper steps to protect your Town of Carefree home and property. As homeowners, what can you do?  480.488.3686 Our homes are more likely to withstand a wildfire if www.carefree.org we create a survivable space around it using zones. Chief Kraetz of the Carefree Rural Metro Fire Department suggests taking a look at your property. Is there a space between the vegetation and your home? Do you store flammable materials like firewood, construction materials or other easily ignitable items on the property? Are trees trimmed to prevent the “ladder effect” of grass fires commuting into the trees? Are the small grasses and shrubs thinned and trimmed to slow a fire down? Overgrown vegetation can easily threaten structures. Chief Kraetz suggests homeowners take the following steps to mitigate the effects of a wildfire:

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Desert Wildfires / CIVANA Annual Fourth of July Spectacular Aerial Drone Light Show Zone 1 (First 30 feet from structures) • Clean gutters and other roof areas on a regular basis, removing all debris that is flammable. • Do not stack firewood or store other combustibles in this zone. • Clear grasses, tree limbs, brush and other man-made fuels that can “ladder” a fire up a structure. • Prune all trees at least 10 feet from chimneys. Remove any growth near an overhanging roof. • Prune all trees six to 10 feet from the ground. Zone 2 (30 to 100 feet from structures) • Thin trees and shrubs at least 10 feet between crowns, more if on a slope. • Isolated or small groupings of trees or shrubs are best to create screening and privacy. • Prune under large trees to a height of 10 feet. • Keep grasses and wildflowers under eight inches high, especially when dry or dormant.

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2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

“Fantastic Voyage” by Hazel Vaughn

The winners of the 2019 Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest have been announced, and top honors went to Debbie Thoumsin for her untitled photo. The People’s Choice winner is Christine Bramlett for her photo titled “Cactus” by Christine Bramlett “Cactus.” Second and third place photos were submitted by Photos courtesy of Town of Carefree Hazel Vaughn and Tom Baker, respectively. The 2019 awards ceremony took place Friday, May 10, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Winners received gift certificates from Carefree restaurants Lara Bistro, Giordano’s Trattoria Romana, Alberto Ristorante and Venues Café. To see all of the photos submitted in this year’s contest, visit www.carefree.org/230/ Garden-Photo-Contest.


Zone 1 (100’+ away) • Prune trees along trails and access roads. • Trees that pose a threat to powerlines should be trimmed. • Specific thinning requirements depend on species. Thinning and pruning, especially “ladder fuels” will keep a fire on the ground. In addition to paying attention to the property itself, there a few things you can do to help your family and yourself in the event of a large/fast moving wildfire:

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• Know at least two ways of escape from your home. Make sure your family members know these routes. • Have a “Go Bag.” This is a collection of items ready to go if you have to leave at a moment’s notice. Items should include a three-day supply of water, food (non-perishable,) flashlight, first aid kit, whistle, prescription medications, formula, diapers, copies of important documents, etc.

Chamber Welcomes New Area Businesses The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will host two ribbon-cutting events this month to welcome new businesses. Tuesday, July 9, at noon, join the Chamber and Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC at the company’s new Desert Ridge location, 20830 North Tatum Boulevard, Suite 210, in Phoenix. The Chamber welcomes Cave Creek Fit Body Boot Camp Thursday, July 11, 5pm, at 4705 East Carefree Highway, Suite 107, in Cave Creek. Cave Creek Fit Body Boot Camp staff invites members to stay after the ribbon is cut for refreshments and an open house. To learn more about the Chamber, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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As Chief Kraetz points out, we all have a responsibility to alleviate the effects of wildfires in our community. To help homeowners create a plan for mitigation, Rural Metro Fire Department will come to your home and do a pre-wildfire assessment. Call 480.606.3342 to schedule an appointment. While the fire season is unusually ominous, that does not mean we cannot enjoy the Fourth of July! CIVANA Carefree, 37220 Mule Train Road, presents their second annual Spectacular Aerial Drone Light Show and Community Block Party Saturday, July 6. A Community Block Party will be held beginning at 7pm, culminating in a Firefly Music & Drone Show Spectacular from 8:45–9pm. Admission is complimentary to the public. CIVANA culinary delights and local food trucks will be on hand, along with beverages provided by Terras. CIVANA’s dazzling and patriotic aerial light show will feature 100 custom LED-lit drones. This desertfriendly alternative to traditional fireworks displays will light up the night sky 300 feet above the ground. I hope to see you there.

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SOUL CONNECTION

‘Work hard and be good!’ By Allen Nohre

I’m 81 and I still don’t have a plan to retire. I kept working into my fourth quarter until two years ago when my half-time writing job ended. Still, I didn’t declare myself retired. I grew up believing work is important. Dad’s message to his four kids when we left the house was: “Work hard and be good!” I understood that he wasn’t saying he wanted me to be famously successful and make a lot of money. Those ALLEN NOHRE weren’t his values; he was telling me to do a good job. Writer When I was nine or ten years old, I had the job of shoveling snow off the sidewalks in front of Parson’s Medical Clinic, two blocks from our house. Sometimes Dad helped me, and together we made sure every inch of the sidewalk was cleared of snow and ice. When we were finished, I was proud of our work. I am happy to have the work of writing this column for CITYSunTimes and also the opportunity to do some writing for Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree. Two years ago, I wrote and published a book, A Soul from Minnesota, but there doesn’t seem to be another book on the horizon. Retirement appears to be choosing me. While I have less opportunity to heed Dad’s advice to “work hard,” I do have ample time to “be good.” It’s easy to be good at this age because there are few temptations; there are, however, opportunities to do good, like driving to Black Canyon City to volunteer at the foodbank. Maybe I am retired — sort of. “A Soul from Minnesota,” by Allen Nohre, a collection of CITYSunTimes essays, is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Allen can be reached at anohre@cox.net.


CIVANA will host its second annual spectacular aerial light show of 100 custom LED-lit drones Saturday, July 6. The show will light up the night sky for Carefree and Cave Creek residents and visitors celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend. Coupled with special resort and spa packages, culinary offerings and other festivities at the resort throughout the weekend, including a Community Block Party, Carefree is a Fourth of July weekend destination for visitors and locals alike. With the absence of the traditional fireworks show in Cave Creek and several cities, CIVANA — a sustainable wellness resort — has commissioned Firefly Drone Shows to present a dazzling aerial light show that will include a variety of designs and formations, as well as patriotic elements and synchronized music. The desert-friendly alternative to the traditional fireworks display — called “CIVANA Lights: Drone Show Spectacular” — will light up the night sky 300 feet above the ground and can be viewed up to a mile away. “We are thrilled to bring this festive aerial light show back to CIVANA again this year” said CEO Maggie Lang. “The show was incredibly well received last year, and we, with support from the Town of Carefree, hope to continue this as an earth-friendly ‘fireworks’ tradition and celebration for years to come.”

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Weekend festivities also include Community Block Party

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Drone light shows have many benefits compared to traditional fireworks. Drones are an ideal option as they are safer for the audience and are less environmentally harmful. Not only do they have a lower risk of sparking wildfires, but they also eliminate air and noise pollution, thus being pet and wildlife friendly. There is also no waste or single-use materials in Firefly Drone Shows’ production.

The aerial light drone show is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, from 8:45–9pm, and is open to resort guests and the public. Resort guests who book any overnight stay Saturday, July 6, will receive the VIP viewing experience, which also includes access to unlimited daily fitness and health classes, resort amenities including the new state of the art spa, complimentary parking plus two complimentary tickets per room to the exclusive VIP Pool Party, which starts at 5pm. The VIP Pool Party includes complimentary culinary creations by Chef Justin Macy, wine and beer, spirit tastings, live music and premium seating for the Drone Show Spectacular. Additional VIP Pool Party viewing tickets are $20 per registered overnight guest (13 or older). Children under 12 have complimentary access when accompanied by adult ticket holders. Additionally, street side CIVANA and the Town of Carefree will host a festive Community Block Party from 7–9:30pm. Guests and locals alike are invited to enjoy live music, culinary delights and food trucks, tasty beverages by Terras restaurant, family fun experiences, and more before the Drone Show Spectacular starts. Access is free. Resort parking spaces are limited and are $25 per car for non-resort guests. Public street parking is accessible. For information, visit www.civana.com/ civanalights or call 480.653.9000.

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Liberty Announces Presidents of the Past Cocktail Menu Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse recently launched a new cocktail menu with a presidential nod. The new cocktails are all handcrafted with fresh, unique ingredients and given an Americana twist by giving them each nomenclature that match a specific president’s personalities or nicknames. • The Teddy Bear (named after President Theodore Roosevelt who not only was called “Teddy” but also had an affinity for bear hunting) has all the warm and fuzzy feels of a Rum Old Fashioned in a glass with Brugal 1888 Rum, Cocchi Rosa, Punt y Mes, and Broadbent Rainwater Madeira ($13) • T  he Boatman references President James Garfield’s work on the Ohio canals in his youth, but it’s more fun to think tiki and tropical boat drinks when it comes to this creative concoction featuring Cutwater Bali Hai Rum, Myers Dark Rum, Orgeat, passionfruit, pineapple and fresh lime ($13)

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• The Actor is inspired by the country’s 40th president, Ronald Regan, who inspired Liberty Station to have “no limits of… imagination and wonder” when it came to making The Actor, a summertime take on a Moscow Mule with Stoli Vodka, Giffard Peach, fresh lime and ginger beer ($10)

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• With The Cocked Hat, Liberty Station tips its hat to Revolutionary War-era leader James Monroe, who was the last of the major politicians to have fought in the war during which soldiers were believed to wear cocked hats. This cocked cocktail is Liberty Station’s version of a Cosmopolitan with Wheatley Vodka, Cocchi Rosa and fresh lemon ($10) With other names such as The Skinny Dipper, The Great Legislator, The RailSplitter and The Mr. Nice Guy, Liberty Station guests can take their guesses and raise a glass to the nation’s great and sometimes controversial leaders.  This cocktail list honoring American’s most well-known historical leaders joins the restaurant’s other libations including local craft beers, imported and domestic selections as well as a wide selection of red and white wines.   Reservations can be made online at www.libertystationtavern.com or by calling 480.278.7044 for seating at the DC Ranch location or 480.595.9930 for seating at the Terravita location. For additional information, visit www. libertystationtavern.com.

Join the Chamber in Supporting Local Restaurants The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce will hold a POWER Hour event (Profitable Opportunities with Empowering Results) July 15, 5pm, at Sesame Inn, 34482 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. (www. sesameinn carefree.com; 480.595.8888) These informal gatherings were created for two reasons: to infuse cash into the host restaurant during the summer months when they need it the most and an additional opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members. Guests are invited to stay for a few minutes or the whole hour in order to show the host restaurant support. To learn more about the Chamber, call 480.488.381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.


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Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS), part of the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), announced that Sarah Weiss has been named a National Merit Scholar and has been offered a collegesponsored Merit Scholarship Award. The National Merit Arizona State University Scholarship is sponsored by ASU.  This year, 173 colleges and universities are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Ninety-five private and 78 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia participated. CSHS principal, James Swetter said, “We are very proud of Sarah for being named a National Merit Scholar.  Sarah has led by example during her time at CSHS and accomplished a great deal both in and out of the classroom!  We wish her the best of luck as she moves on to Arizona State University.” Sarah has also received a one-time thesis research support of $1,500 and $1,000 toward a study abroad program with Barrett, the Honors College when she was a National Merit Semi-Finalist. Sarah has been accepted at Barrett and plans on studying biology in preparation for medical school. CCUSD superintendent Debbi Burdick said, “Sarah is an exemplar of a dedicated and exceptional student, as well as young adult.  We look forward to hearing her future accomplishments, as we know there will be many. For more information about CCUSD schools, visit www. ccusd93.org.

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Venues Offers Acrylic Painting Class Area residents are invited to enjoy a two-hour acrylic painting class July 17 at Venues Café in Carefree. The event is held 7–9pm the third Wednesday of every month and features a professional art instructor who will be teach from an image. Participants are invited to follow along or make it their own. Advanced registration is required. Call 480.595.9909 Venues Café is located at 34 Easy Street in the heart of Carefree. For additional information, visit www.venuescafe.com.

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FOREVER FAMILIES / BY CLINT WILLIAMS Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

Children in Foster Care Never Outgrow Need for Family While the number of children in foster care in Arizona has dropped from more than 18,000 in 2015, the number of children who live in group homes has stayed steady. The children living in group homes are disproportionately teens. While children ages 13–17 represent less than 25 percent of the children in foster care, they are nearly two-thirds of the group home population.

RABBI ROBERT L. KRAVITZ Northeast Valley

A Palm Tree, a Ficus and Some Chimes Nelly, 16, has many varied interests — from hiking to reading. Painting and drawing are her favorite pastimes, Nelly says. She also enjoys singing, dance, doing crossword puzzles and watching the Disney Channel. She loves to spend time outdoors and enjoys walking her dog. Nelly would thrive in a two-parent family with parents who have experience with children in foster care, or experience raising their own biological children.

It was one of those unusual Sunday afternoons when not much was going on. The temperature was below average, and a cool breeze woke the hanging chimes prompting them to ring every now and again. I took a sip of my drink and lay on the chaise on the back patio. Not much happening. Cool breeze, the chimes, an unusual quiet. Read the rest of “A Palm Tree, a Ficus and Some Chimes” online now.

CATHY DROZ

Automotive Journalist, Author, Speaker and Radio Host

Women Love Jeeps and Trucks RAM and Jeep brands both set full-year sales records in 2018. Jeep sales were up 17 percent and RAM sales were up 7 percent. RAM gets an all-new Heavy Duty and the Jeep brand returns to the pick-up truck market with the Gladiator. I was privileged to get a firsthand look and test drive in the new RAM and Gladiator from FIAT Chrysler Automobiles. A special treat was the Jeep Gladiator set up for camping, or in my case glamping. Read the rest of “Women Love Jeeps and Trucks” online now.

Camren, 13, is athletic and outgoing and looking forward to playing high school football. He is a typical teen who likes video games, pepperoni pizza and talking to girls. Camren will thrive in almost any family situation — single parent, two-parent, no siblings, older siblings. He just wants to be part of a team.

Gio, 16, loves video games. But no shoot’em up games for this guy. Gio love to build new worlds playing Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks. Gio loves pets and would do well in a home with two parents who can provide routine and structure

For information on children eligible for adoption, call Aid to Adoption of Special Kids at 602. 930.4900, or visit www.aask-az.org. Watch the stories of children in foster care waiting on forever families each week on the Wednesday’s Child segment each week between 5–6am on Channel 12 (KPNX). You can also view previously aired stories at www. aask-az.org.

STEPHEN COHEN, O.D. Scottsdale

The Myopia Epidemic Nearsightedness (difficulty seeing things far away), aka myopia, is growing at an alarming pace and is estimated to impact one in two Americans by the middle of this century. In parts of Asia, it affects 80–90 percent. Although genetics plays a role (two nearsighted parents are more likely to have a nearsighted child), other factors are becoming more prevalent. We have not gone through an evolutionary phase, but over the past few hundred years we have gone from hunters and farmers to industrialists, to now, “computerists.”

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And most of the children in foster care looking for a forever family who are profiled in Wednesday’s Child are teens. “You’re never too old for a family,” says Ron Adelson, CEO of Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). “When was the last time you talked to your mom or dad?” There are some advantages to parenting a teen, Adelson says. “There are zero diaper changes,” he says, “but there are countless first steps — first job, first crush, first time behind the wheel of a car, first time walking across a stage for graduation.” Among the teens in foster care still seeking a forever family:

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YOUTH & EDUCATION

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Valley Event Assists Families With School Supplies and More eroZona Foundation will host its seventh annual Phoenix Tools 4 School Saturday, July 27, from 7–11am at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix (7050 South 24th Street). The event is designed to support local families with the cost of their kids returning to school. “Our goal is to make sure that Arizona students focus on getting a good education, instead of worrying about how to purchase the basic supplies necessary to start the year,” says U.S. Army Desert Storm veteran and co-founder of the HeroZona Foundation, Alan “AP” Powell. “Through providing the resources necessary for their school year, we are investing in our future leaders and building stronger communities.” In just six years, the Phoenix Tools 4 School annual event has impacted over 40,000 students and family members by providing them with supplies needed for their education, such as book bags, notebooks, writing utensils and more. The event will also host college prep workshops, games and a free breakfast. The event is free and open to the public and this year’s event is expected to draw an estimated 15,000 attendees. This event is open to all students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Supplies are limited, so attendees are encouraged to show up early. For the second year in a row, Phoenix Tools 4 School will offer workshops from Maricopa Community Colleges and Arizona State University for seventh and eighth

To reach Dr. Welsh or for more information about the Paradise Valley Unified School District, call 602.449.2000 or visit www.pvschools.net.

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grade students to prepare them on their path to higher education. The event will have a carnival atmosphere with attractions and games for the kids and their families after they pick up their backpacks. Special guest appearances will be made by Baxter, the mascot of the Arizona Diamondbacks; Sparky, the mascot of Arizona State University and the Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla. This year’s event is supported by community partners such as APS, UPS, Bank of America, Crescent Crown Distributing, Maricopa Community Colleges, ASU and Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering will provide the students with the free breakfast. Other event partners include Roosevelt Elementary School District, No. 66, Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65, Laveen School District, Phoenix Suns, Cesar Chavez Foundation, water delivery by Fry’s, and supply discounts from Dollar Days International. Supporters include Greater Phoenix Urban League, First Institutional Baptist Church and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. They will also have media partners on-site such as Mega 104.3, The Beat 101.1 and La Campesina 101.9. On Thursday, July 25, the HeroZona Foundation, community partners and Valley volunteers will begin prep for the event by packing the backpacks for the event at South Mountain Community College. Those interested in volunteering should go to www.herozona.org/volunteer. For additional information, visit www. herozona.org.

With the retirement of Dr. James Lee as superintendent of PVSchools, I am excited to begin serving as Superintendent beginning July 1, 2019. Dr. Lee and I have been working together over the last several months to ensure a smooth transition. I am committed to continue the Journey of Excellence within PVSchools and continue to build on the strong tradition of success that has been established. DR. JESSE WELSH In the short time that I have been able Paradise Valley Unified School District to visit our schools, I have been thoroughly impressed by the variety and quality of programs, our amazing teachers and educators, and students’ access to technology. There are a number of reasons that so many families choose PVSchools over the other options that are available. If you are still considering school options for the upcoming school year, PVSchools has a variety of Premier Programs that fit your child’s and your family’s needs. Some highlights include: • While we offer Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at our five high school campuses, courses offered at Paradise Valley High School are open to ALL district students with district transportation provided. For a list of CTE programs available at our high schools, visit www.pvschools.net/cte. •  Whispering Wind Academy’s Mandarin Language Immersion Program prepares students to become fluent in the world’s most spoken language – Chinese – and the global economy. Learn more at www.pvschools.net/ mandarinevents. •  Sandpiper Elementary and Sunrise Middle Schools’ Spanish Language Immersion Programs prepare students to become fluent in Spanish, which is the second most spoken language in the United States. Visit www.pvschools.net/dlsi to learn more about Sandpiper’s program, and www.pvschools.net/sunrisesignature for more information about Sunrise’s program. Even if you don’t live in our boundaries, you can still attend one of our schools through open enrollment. Out-of-district parents still have an opportunity to apply by contacting the school of their choice to inquire about space availability for enrollment. These are just a few of the programs offered in PVSchools. To learn more about the opportunities, award-winning programs, and enrollment options that are available in PVSchools, visit www.pvschools.net or call 602.449.2000.

Pictured L–R: Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Amy Zhou and Toni Morales Broberg, president of AT&T Arizona, at a recognition event for Zhou at the mayor’s office May 29.

A Scottsdale student is on her way to Iceland with a National Geographic crew as the scholarship winner of the 2019 Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Program. Amy Zhou, who graduated from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy in May, was honored by AT&T and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane at the mayor’s office May 29 for her achievement. “Amy is a fantastic representation of the caliber of student talent we have in Scottsdale,” said Mayor Lane. “We’re proud of Amy and wish her the best of luck on this exciting expedition.” The Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Program, sponsored by AT&T, invited high school students to apply for a fullscholarship summer travel experience with an emphasis on learning and enrichment. Zhou is one of only two U.S. students who won the scholarship. She will study climate and geology with National Geographic experts during her two-week stay in Iceland. “It was very exciting when we learned that a Valley student won this opportunity,” said Toni Morales Broberg, president

of AT&T Arizona. “AT&T supports programs that empower students and provide unique learning opportunities. We’re thrilled to play a part in offering students like Amy a chance to go on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.” On her expedition, Zhou will be able participate in a variety of learning adventures including exploring a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, hiking black sand beaches and studying geysers and mud pots with Icelandic scientists. “Environmental preservation has always been important to me, especially in light of Arizona’s recent droughts,” Zhou said. “By studying Iceland’s climate and geology, I hope to take the lessons learned and experience gained to contribute to a greener world.” Zhou plans to attend Yale University in the fall and aims to eventually pursue a career in environmental policy and management. She leaves for her trip July 15. Learn more about the National Geographic high school student summer travel experience at www.national geographic.com/expeditions/trip-types/student.


FOOD & WINE TapHouse Kitchen Summer Specials: Kids Eat Free & More

$2 off all draft beer and spirits, select wines and TapHouse Margaritas. Available year-round. • T  HK Summer Pizza Special. Daily, two pizzas and house salads for $25 • S ummer Mondays — Kids Eat Free. All day Monday, kids 12 and under eat free from the THK Kids Menu with the purchase of an adult entrée. • L  ive Music. Tuesday and Thursday 5–8pm, live music in the patio • R  everse ‘Hoppy’ Hour. Friday and Saturday, ‘Hoppy’ Hour pricing from 9–11pm • B runch with Bottomless Mimosas. Saturday, 11am–3pm; Sunday, 9am–3pm. $18 bottomless mimosas every weekend. Available year-round TapHouse Kitchen at Shea and 32nd Street is open Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-11pm; and Sunday, 9am-9pm. Visit www.taphousekitchen.com for more information.

Cool Cocktails for a Hot Valley Summer Pomelo at the Orchard is offering guests a perfect solution to escape from the heat with discounted cocktails all summer long. Through August, Pomelo will offer $6 cocktails all day long, this includes all alcohol types. The only exception is Pomelo’s specialty cocktails, which will be offered for just $8. Specialty cocktails include options like the Run for the Roses, with Four Roses Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, R&W Peach Liqueur and Cinnamon Syrup; and the Bellissimo, with Pomelo Vodka, Blackberry Thyme Syrup, fresh grapefruit juice and sparkling wine. Pomelo at the Orchard is part of Luci’s Urban Concepts. Located at 7100 North 12th Street this full-service restaurant serves American food and craft cocktails with an Arizona twist. For additional information, call 602.633.2600 or visit www. pomelophx.com.

Summer Sipping: Fruit-Inspired Cocktails Summer is a time for family gatherings and celebrations, and savvy hosts will want to have some fresh drink recipes on hand to liven things up and cool things down. A perfect way to make a refreshing drink is through using in-season fruits, like grapefruit and passion fruit. The newest concept from Pomo Restaurant Group, Meat the Ball has an extensive cocktail list which includes fresh summer drink options (such as the Grapefruit Martini and Passion Fruit Mojito — see recipes) that can be made into both mocktails and cocktails. Too hot to host? Meat the Ball is a full-service eatery (located at 2502 East Camelback Road in Phoenix) with a retro theme and touches of pop-art reminiscent of a ‘50s diner. Priced in line with casual dining, it is the perfect place for those who want to escape while choosing front row seats along the kitchen-bar combination counter to converse, watch and be served directly by the chef who is cooking the meal and the bartender shaking the drinks. For information, call 602.954.5278 or visit www.meattheball.com.

Passion Fruit Mojito • 1 1/2oz Don Q Cristal • 1/2 oz Passoa • 3/4oz Lime juice • 1 3/4oz Rekorderlig Passion fruit cider – Shake all but the cider and strain into ice-filled glass. Top with cider – Garnish with mint and lime wedge

Grapefruit Martini • 2oz Malfy Grapefruit • 1oz Carpano Bianco • Dash of Bittermens orange cream citrate bitters – Stir with ice & strain into coupe – Garnish with grapefruit twist and half grapefruit wheel

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The casually sophisticated TapHouse Kitchen Phoenix is serving up delicious savings for area diners all summer long. The restaurant originated in Scottsdale in 2014 and is focused on chef-driven cuisine. Craft beer and wine pairings are suggested with each dish, adding to the epicurean experience, featuring 40 beers on tap at its Phoenix location, and 20 beers on tap at its Scottsdale location, both featuring selections from Arizona’s finest craft breweries. TapHouse Kitchen Phoenix features these deals all summer: • ‘Hoppy’ Hour. Daily, TapHouse Kitchen is known for its generous daily happy hour featuring select appetizers, domestic and craft beer specials, including $6 House Made Pretzel, Crispy Calamari, THK Wings and Roasted Harissa Hummus; $12 Charcuterie Board, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and Shrimp Mac-N-Cheese; $1 off all well drinks, beer flights and TapHouse Kitchen custom cocktails;

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Thru Aug. 11

Spamilton: An American Parody The Phoenix Theatre Company www.phoenixtheatre.com; 602.254.2151

Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon The Heard Museum www.heard.org; 602.252.8840 July 6

Wild Horse Pass www.playatgila.com

Thru Aug. 31

Desert Botanical Garden www.dbg.org; 480.941.1225

Musical Instrument Museum

July 5 – Nov. 3

Sinbad

Flashlight Tours

AROUND TOWN

July 10

Huntertones

July 14

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Carmen Suite / Petrushka

July 10–21 Three Wishes The Great Arizona Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

Phoenix Art Museum July 14

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Songwriters in the Round: Brian Chartrand, Walt Richardson & Eric Ramsey

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Jane Monheit

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Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

Cha Wa

July 12

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Benjamin Cortez

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The Nash

Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings

July 12–28

The Addams Family

July 4

Arizona Broadway Theatre at Herberger Theater Center www.herbergertheater.org; 602.252.8497

4th of Zooly

The Phoenix Zoo www.phoenixzoo.org; 602.286.3800 July 5

Paris Chansons

The Nash www.thenash.org; 602.795.0464

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Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty

July 18

Talking Stick Resort Arena http://mercury.wnba.com; 602.379.7867

Toots and the Maytals Marquee Theatre www.luckymanonline.com

July 6

Dive-In Movies: Jaws

July 7

Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream

July 5

First Fridays Art Walk

Downtown Phoenix Arts District www.artlinkphx.org/first-fridays July 5–7

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers

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Chase Field www.mlb.com/dbacks; 602.514.8400

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Talking Stick Resort Arena

Talking Stick Resort Arena July 9

Peter Himmelman

Musical Instrument Museum

Chase Field

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The Sextet: The Genius of Mingus The Nash July 13

The Nash July 20

Mandy Harvey

Dive-In Movies: Field of Dreams

Musical Instrument Museum

July 13–14

Dive-In Movies: Remember the Titans

July 9

Andaz Scottsdale Resort

Phoenix Art Museum www.phxart.org; 602.257.1880

Experience France

Stroller Tour Tuesday

July 19

Chaz Martineau

Musical Instrument Museum

July 20

Andaz Scottsdale Resort


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NOLAz

Gipsy Kings

The Nash

Wild Horse Pass

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July 27

Ranky Tanky

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Musical Instrument Museum July 22–24

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Baltimore Orioles

Musical Instrument Museum July 28

Opera & Gelato Film Festival: The Little Prince

July 23

Arizona Opera’s Witcoff Black Box Theater www.azopera.org; 602.266.7464

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Julia Holter

Chase Field

Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever

July 29

Musical Instrument Museum July 30

Bowling for Soup & Reel Big Fish Marquee Theatre July 31

The Alarm — Sigma Tour Celebrity Theatre www.celebritytheatre.com; 602.267.1600, Ext. 0

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Guitar Masters: Andy McKee, Trevor Gordon Hall & Calum Graham Musical Instrument Museum

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Richard Brennan The Nash

Harry and the Potters

Burton Barr Central Library www.harryandthepotters.com

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Arizona Citizens for the Arts Names New Executive Director Joseph Benesh, who has been engaged with a variety of arts and cultural institutions for nearly 20 years including as director of Phoenix Center for the Arts since 2011, has been named executive director of Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA), the nonprofit statewide arts advocacy organization. Benesh will replace Catherine “Rusty” Foley, who announced her retirement, effective at the end of June, in February. Benesh will begin his tenure with Arizona Citizens for the Arts July 1. “We are thrilled that Joseph has agreed to build upon the foundation that Rusty helped shape and advance since being named executive director in 2011,” said AzCA Board president Michael Seiden. “His commitment to arts and culture in Arizona is undeniable and is clearly defined by the success he has experienced at Phoenix Center for the Arts.” During his tenure there, Benesh led the growth of the organization from a budget of $200,000 to nearly $2 million, creating a range of programs including Phoenix Festival of the Arts, Mayor’s Arts Awards, Beta Dance Festival, V-Week, the Arizona Art Mobile and the now three-year-old Thunderbird Arts Center.  The programs he helped create, always in partnership with artists, benefit more than 38,000 people every year. He oversaw a 16-member staff and more than 100 teaching artists. “I leave Arizona Citizens for the Arts in great hands,” Foley said. “Joseph brings new energy, new thinking and proven leadership to the position.” Benesh is currently a member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, a Phoenix Arts and Culture commissioner and a member of the Hance Park Conservancy. He has served as a team leader for the annual

Show Us Your Winning Smile! Our May contest winner, Janet Veves, sent us this photo saying, “Thank you CITYSunTimes! We had a great time at the Musical Instrument Museum last night [June 11] with Sona Jobarteh and her ensemble.” < Pictured, L–R: Linda Mighdoll, Janet Veves, Sona Jobarteh and Art Veves

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Enter To Win! AzCA-organized Arts Congress, Program Day Chair for Valley Leadership and as a member of the Steering Committee for the ASU Program in Arts Entrepreneurship (P.A.V.E.). He also was a member of the Mayor’s Solutions Council on Youth Opportunity and a grant panelist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. For more than 30 years, Arizona Citizens for the Arts has served as a statewide arts advocacy organization, working to promote arts-friendly public policy at the state level and in local communities. For more information, visit www.azcitizensforthearts.org.

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DESTINATIONS With triple digit temps on the horizon for the next few months in the desert areas of Arizona, residents will be looking for ways to keep cool. The White Mountains offer a perfect summer getaway for Valley residents who want adventure that’s affordable, close and fun. Several major summer events in the White Mountains provide the perfect opportunity for both families and those seeking a weekend of summer relaxation in a cooler climate. The summer season will feature events that will appeal to everyone including: • Show Low Main Street Farmers Market & Art Walk — Every Saturday, 9am–1pm, through Sept. 28. Visit w w w. s h o w l o w m a i n s t r e e t . o r g / farmers-market-art-walk

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• F  ourth of July Mutt Strut — Visit www. pinetoplakesidechamber.com and click on the “Calendar” link for details.

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• 4  th of July and Freedom Fest — Parade begins at 9am; festivities run through 11pm and include fireworks

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display. Visit http://www.showlowaz. gov and click on the “Calendar” link. • P  inetop-Lakeside Days — Aug. 17; visit www.pinetoplakesidechamber. com and click on the “Calendar” link for details. The White Mountains also offer a variety of outdoor activities including fishing and hiking at Woodland Lake Park  (www.pinetoplakesideaz.go) in Lakeside, camping at Big Lake (www. biglakeaz.com) and paddle boarding and kayaking at Fool Hollow Lake (www. azstateparks.com/fool-hollow).

For those who like to golf, the Pinetop Lakes Golf and Country Club offers a challenging course surrounded by the beauty of the White Mountains (http:// pinetoplakesgolf.com). The course is open to the public. Thrill-seekers can enjoy a scenic lift ride, ziplining and downhill mountain biking at Sunrise Ski Resort (www. sunriseskiparkaz.com). Show Low Lake has the best walleye fishing in Arizona and is also home to rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass and other fish (www.campshow lowlake.com). Fool Hollow Lake is a great place to fish for rainbow trout, walleye, channel catfish, northern pike, smallmouth bass and others. “For Valley residents, the White Mountains is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway,” said White Mountains Partnership president Paul Watson. “We’re close enough so it doesn’t involve a long drive and our climate provides welcome relief from the summer heat. With so much to see and do, the hardest part is having enough time to enjoy all there is to offer.” For details on outdoor recreational activities and accommodations in the White Mountains, visit www. azwhitemountains.net.


the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding and reception. Additionally, the wedding couple will receive one free night in one of the Deluxe Spa cabins for their wedding night. Also, guests with the wedding group typically receive discounts on cabin rentals. Local catering is available.

Whether it’s fishing, hiking, golfing, bird watching, horseback riding or the cool temperatures in the spring, summer or fall, Whispering Pines Resort, and hosts Kellen and Charles Nicholson, offers fun, relaxation and a home away from home. Escape the desert heat and head up to clean, crisp air, clear blue skies and beautiful mountains. To reserve a cabin or for more information, call 928.367.4386 or visit www.whisperingpinesaz.com.

Payson Book Festival By Marie A. Fasano The fifth annual Payson Book Festival, Inc. July 20 will showcase 90 Arizona authors with fiction and non-fiction books of many genres at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, Hwy 87, mile marker 251, in Payson. Sponsored by Arizona Professional Writers Rim Country Chapter, the goal of the festival is to promote literacy with a celebration of books for readers of all ages. Activities include Kid Zone sessions for youngsters, author presentations, cowboy poetry and songs. Presenters include Marshall Trimble, official Arizona State Historian; “Buckshot Dot,” who will share her original western poetry and songs; Bob Boze Bell, author and illustrator from True West magazine; Dave Munsey, legendary weatherman for Channel 10 in Phoenix for over 42 years and Emmy Award winner and Hall of Fame journalist; Nikos Ligidakis, renowned Greek chef and cook book author; Teresa Sneed, with her series on the Witches of Salem, and many more. Sit and enjoy the presentations, ask questions of your favorite authors, book signings. Food is available in the Casino. Kids can meet the Story Monster and Mogollon Monster. Free book gifts and silent auction items will be up for bid all day. The Kids Zone sessions will have Story Times, a Puppet Show and other creative activities. The festival’s mission is to enhance the love of reading by providing a friendly environment with personal interaction between Arizona authors and readers of all ages. Come and join us Saturday, July 20, 9am–3:30pm. For additional information, visit www.paysonbookfestival.org.

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Located on 13 acres of land adjoining the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and the Woodland Lake Park trail system, Whispering Pines Resort offers a cool, cabin get-a-way in Arizona’s White Mountains. Conveniently located in Pinetop — just 12 miles from Show Low and only 26 miles from Sunrise Park Ski Resort, which offers great summer activities — Whispering Pines provides an opportunity to hike or bike and fish on the bordering trails of Woodland Lake or Walnut Creek. Hon-Dah Casino is minutes away and Pinetop offers local events, Native American festivals, art shows, car shows, golfing, restaurants, shopping and all the conveniences visitors might require. Whispering Pines Resort features comfortable one-, two- and threebedroom cabins and Private Deluxe Spa cabins. With its spacious outdoor event space, Whispering Pines Resort can accommodate family reunions, weddings and corporate events. The resort’s 36 cabins can accommodate 201 people for any corporate event, private party, retreat or wedding. Booking a wedding/reception with Whispering Pines Resort includes three nights use of the Victorian House and the Oasis in the Pines, which is

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Summit Healthcare Expansion Update Summit Healthcare continues to make significant advancements in technology, equipment and infrastructure to bring state-ofthe-art healthcare to the communities it serves. Over the past few years Summit Healthcare has invested over $185 million on improvements. The largest investment completed to-date has been the addition of the fivestory tower, housing private patient rooms and expanded services and administrative offices. When it comes to advanced diagnostic technology, $17 million has been invested on imaging equipment, as well as $12 million on a cardiac catheterization laboratory. These investments have been critical in providing healthcare services locally that historically required residents to travel out of the area. From the Cancer Center to the Level II Nursery to the Wound Care Center, the advancements have continued steadily over the years, and Summit Healthcare has no plans for slowing down. In February 2018, Summit Healthcare, NexCore, Haydon, Navapache Electric and other contractors broke ground on the $90 million expansion project. The new Outpatient Services Pavilion, Administrative Services Building and Ambulatory Surgery Center, are all located on the 19-acre plot of land adjacent to Summit Healthcare and are scheduled to be open mid-2019. The Administrative Services Building opened March 2019 and the following departments are located in the building: Administration, Human Resources, Medical Records, Materials Management, Environmental Services, Business Office for Hospital and Physician Clinics, Quality and Professional Development, Medical

Staff Services, and Accounting. The Outpatient Pavilion is scheduled to open in late June 2019. The dates of Summit Healthcare Clinics are subject to change: Summit Healthcare Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging, Summit Healthcare Wound Care Center, Summit Healthcare Pharmacy, Serenity Spa, Summit Healthcare Laboratory, Summit Healthcare Therapy Services, Cardiac/ Pulmonary Rehab Services. The following clinics will be closed Aug. 14–16 to move to the new location. The clinics will open for patients Monday, Aug. 19*: Summit Healthcare Family Medicine — Lakeside and Office of Dr. Brady, Summit Healthcare Pediatrics, Summit Healthcare Pain Management, Summit Healthcare Internal Medicine, Summit Healthcare Naturopathic Medicine, Summit Healthcare OB/GYN. The following clinics will be closed Aug. 28–30 to move to the new location. The clinics will open for patients Tuesday, Sept. 3*: Summit Healthcare General and Vascular Surgery, Summit Healthcare Orthopedic Surgery, Summit Healthcare Urology, Summit Healthcare Podiatry, Summit Healthcare Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery/Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Summit Healthcare Pulmonology. The following clinics will be closed Sept. 11–13 to move to the new location. The clinics will open for patients Monday, Sept. 16*: Summit Healthcare Heart, Lung and Vascular *The dates of Summit Healthcare Clinics relocating are subject to change. In addition, the Ambulatory Surgery Center is scheduled to open Sept. 2019. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, from 10am– 2pm. Watch for details at www. summithealthcare.net.


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‘Hidden Gem’ Offers Summer Retreat many choices of flooring, cabinets, counter tops, backsplash options and more. Woodfield’s park models are the ultimate affordable and simple summer vacation home. Those who already own an RV, Woodfield also offers RV sites to spend a few months or the entire summer season in their community. Whether purchasing a park model or staying in one’s own RV, living at Woodfield allows the freedom of returning each summer to spend time with summer friends and enjoy the beautiful mountain weather. Hudson says that those who are ready to escape the summer heat and bask in the cool mountain air, and who are looking for an affordable summer home ownership option in this Show Low community, may visit www. woodfieldrv.com for more information and to view a video tour. Call Hudson at 928.242.9326 and let his team “turn the summer vacation you’ve been looking for into a lifestyle we believe you will love.”

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Woodfield is a 55-plus Park Model and RV community centrally located, yet with an air of wooded seclusion, in the tall pines of Show Low. At Woodfield, residents can have a brand-new summer cabin nestled in the mountain landscape with several options under $100k. The community has grown since opening a couple of years ago, with phase three just completed. The Woodfield community feels secluded even though it’s in the middle of town. “We are very centrally located only a mile from the hospital and some of the best dining and shopping in the area. Many of our residents refer to Woodfield as a hidden gem,” co-owner Chris Hudson says. As residents stroll the streets, there is a sense of community with just a touch of summer camp for grownup’s whimsy. Woodfield’s spacious RV lots with all the benefits of modern infrastructure (underground city utilities, paved streets with improved curbs and highspeed Wi-Fi) became so popular that many RV guests have opted to make Woodfield their permanent summer home. “Our philosophy is summer homes made simple. One simple annual fee conveniently includes your utility costs of water, sewer, trash service and Wi-Fi internet and eliminates the need to have to pay real estate taxes. So, our residents get the benefits of community management and maintenance without paying an extra HOA fee,” notes Hudson. Woodfield offers brand-new Park Model homes in the pines with many options to choose from. Quiet and charming, Woodfield offers several turn-key Park Model cabins for less than $100,000 with wrap-around covered porches and even a shed. The professional team at Woodfield also offers the option to order a custom new park model cabin to fit specific needs. Hudson will walk buyers through the

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