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Working together as a community is vital for the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce to continue strengthening the local business environment with resources, networking, educational opportunities and advocacy. The power of the Chamber comes from the strength and support of its members, ambassadors and sponsors who work together toward a common goal – a thriving business community in Carefree and Cave Creek. To recognize the standout businesses and ambassadors who make a difference in the community marketplace, the Chamber holds its annual Celebration of Excellence Awards. This year, the awards ceremony was held on March 30, at Harrold’s Cave Creek Corral. “It is such a pleasure to shine a spotlight on our esteemed business and ambassador of the year at Chamber Business of the Year: Tech 4 Life, Carefree the Celebration of Excellence Awards,” said Patty Villeneuve, executive director of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. “Each of the nominees is a shining example of giving back to the community that supports their business and helping the Chamber enhance the local business environment.” This year’s “Business of the Year” is Tech 4 Life, Carefree, and the “Ambassador of the Year” BUSINESS OF THE YEAR is Paul Cocuzza. NOMINEES FOR 2016: Steve Woods founded Tech 4 Life in 2003 with Animal Health Services the sole purpose of helping people with their Bartlett Lake • Brix Wines computer support. Their mission is to provide Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ country doctor service for technology. Cave Creek Candles & Gifts Woods and his crew have been invaluable to Sonoran Arts League the Chamber and many other non-profits in this Tech 4 Life community by donating untold hours and dollars Watson’s Hat Shop in volunteer services to keep everyone’s technology Chamber Ambassador of the Year: running smoothly, always with a smile on his face. Paul Cocuzza AMBASSADOR OF THE Cocuzza serves as the co-chair of the Chamber Ambassador Committee. He YEAR NOMINEES FOR 2016: attends every Chamber event acting as a greeter, a host and emcee at Chamber events Paul Cocuzza and Liz Castenada and functions. Cocuzza champions the Chamber’s mission and vision and is actively involved with member recruitment and retention. He has volunteered countless hours GET MORE about this year’s with the Chamber and many other community organizations. He is also a top-performing nominees online now: news.CITYSunTimes.com. sales and business development manager at UCP of Central Arizona.

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Publisher Lorrie Pomeroy Publisher Emeritus Hope H. Ozer Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller Creative Director Jenifer Lee Assistant to the Publisher Darlene Keberle

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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

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– Jane Goodall

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To all of the many moms out there who are making a difference every day, I wish you a happy Mother’s Day, and until next month, all my best.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Treat Mom To Brunch This Mother’s Day

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I encourage Scottsdale residents to apply for volunteer positions on the City of Scottsdale boards and MAYOR City of Scottsdale commissions, which will be filled in May and June. 480.312.3111 www.scottsdaleaz.gov These citizen-based boards and commissions are important for their in-depth research of community issues, their policy recommendations to Council, and their outreach to the community to both inform and to listen to concerns. The most important qualifications are an interest and a willingness to serve. Important issues are being discussed every week. Those interested can find information about the functions of these boards and commissions as well as the application and current vacancies on the City’s web site at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/boards or call my office at 480.312.7977. I hope you will consider investing your time and talents and continue Scottsdale’s reputation of devoted citizen involvement.

Visit Salty Sow from 10am2pm on Mother’s Day for a brunch buffet featuring specialty menu items including roasted turkey and pork loin, Rosemary Honey Dipped Fried Chicken and Waffles, Banana Chocolate Chip French Toast, Green Chili Pork with poached eggs and warm buttered tortillas, Cast Iron Skillet Scramble, fresh fruit and seasonal berries, Pork Belly Hash, house-made sausage and bacon, Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad, and roasted organic beets Salty Sow is an American gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare. Handcrafted cocktails and unique entrees are served fresh daily, mindfully sourced from local farms and purveyors. Salty Sow is located at 4801 East Cactus Road. For reservations, call 602.795.9463 or visit www.saltysow.com.

Mother’s Day is May 14 this year, and a number of Scottsdale restaurants and resorts are offering special brunch menus to celebrate. Treat Mom to a Champagne celebration at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. In addition to beautiful Mother’s Day décor, live piano music and sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the Westin Kierland Golf Club and the McDowell Mountains, the brunch will feature a host of items ranging from the breakfast station featuring build-your-own omelets and a smoked salmon table to the lunch station complete with fresh seafood selections such as jumbo gulf shrimp, Alaskan crab legs, and Bangs Island Mussels to the carving table with slow-roasted beef tenderloin and the hot buffet, which will offer a host of entrées including almond-wood smoked pork loin, Pacific sea bass and a pan-seared chicken breast as well as made-to-order pan-seared crab cakes. Freshly made salads, pastas, side dishes, a “Kids Station” and a dessert station round out the offerings. Reservations for brunch (10am2pm) are required. Call 480.624.1202 or visit www.kierlandresort.com for complete details.

Roaring Fork, which features bold American Western cooking with woodfire techniques, will honor Valley moms with a specialty brunch 10am-2pm. The buffet style menu features a selection of breakfast items, signature side dishes, hearty entrees and tasty desserts. Menu items include: sausage and cheese scrambled eggs, prime rib, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Green Chile Gravy, Huckleberry French Toast, Chocolate Pancakes, Green Chile Pork Stew and tortillas, Loaded Mashed Potatoes with bacon, cheese and green onion, smoked salmon platter, bread pudding and Pecan Pie Bars. Roaring Fork is located at 4800 North Scottsdale Road. For reservations, call 480.947.0795 or visit www.roaringfork.com.


AJ’s Fine Foods will present The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, May 20. This annual affair is the perfect opportunity for guests to discover new wines with friends in a fun and entertaining setting while supporting the arts. Proceeds from AJ’s The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer will benefit the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts, which provides arts and education programs for the community Featured tastings of more than 40 exceptional wines, all selected by AJ’s cellar masters, will be complemented by gourmet specialties from AJ’s, including artisan cheeses and breads, shrimp cocktail, sushi, delectable sweets and more. AJ’s cellar masters also will be onsite to provide their expert recommendations for wine and food pairings. All wines will be included in AJ’s summer wine spectacular in stores starting May 15. Guests will

enjoy live music and a silent auction offering wines and other gourmet items from AJ’s and its partners. “We’re thrilled to partner and support Scottsdale Arts during this highly anticipated wine-tasting event, all benefitting the arts,” says Jayson Mead, director of operations for AJ’s Fine Foods (www.ajsfinefoods.com). “Our entire AJ’s Fine Foods team will share the Valley’s greatest selections of wine, hand-selected by our cellar masters. All of the wines featured will also be available for purchase at a price point that makes it perfect for building your wine collection without breaking the bank.” Tickets for entry from 2-4:30pm are $40 for the general public and $35 for Scottsdale Arts members. Tickets are available for purchase through www. scottsdaleperformingarts.org or by calling the box office at 480.499.8587.

As the temps begin to climb, Rack Scottsdale invites residents to forgo the pool and head to the pool hall instead to enjoy food, beer and wine, a jukebox and the chance to play some billiards in the chilled air. Whether a place to pre-game before hitting the club (or a place to wind down at night’s end), guests can bring a date for a pint or two or play a few games with friends before dinner. Or just go and enjoy beers and burgers at the bar after work or to watch the game. Rack Scottsdale is also the ideal setting for summer bachelor and bachelorette parties. The new billiards, burger and beer venue is planning the first-ever Scottsdale Summer Billiards Championship, a 9-ball tournament and a benefit to help fight leukemia. “When it’s too hot to move, an afternoon or a night playing some great games of pool in a chilled space and with some outstanding appetizers is a summer day or night well spent,” said Rack Scottsdale owner Ed Archuleta. “With the music playing and pool balls clacking you’ll want to stay and sip some beers and hang out with friends.” Located next to Brat Haus at 3636 North Scottsdale Road, Rack Scottsdale is in the heart of the restaurants, clubs, museums and galleries comprising Old Town. For more information, call 480.476.1035 or visit www.rackscottsdale.com.

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Chamber Announces History Hall of Fame Inductees The Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce invites residents to honor five individuals, a local company and a nonprofit organization at the annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Dinner May 10. Over the past 23 years, the Council has inducted 127 past and present Scottsdale leaders and 21 organizations into Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame. Inductees have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale, dating back to its modern-day founding in 1888 by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott.

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Christine J. Kovach – longtime McDowell Sonoran Preserve advocate and leader, she twice served as chair of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, as a member of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission. She and her family also funded accessible interpretive trails at two Preserve trailheads.

Scottsdale Bookstore Hosts Special Author Events

DMB – This Scottsdale-based business created the DC Ranch/Silverleaf community and is currently developing One Scottsdale.

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, founded in 1989 by Barbara G. Peters, is an independent bookstore specializing in fiction. Known for its schedule of author and literary events, the bookstore will present a number of opportunities to meet and greet authors this month and beyond – both in-store and at various other locations.

Robert A. Frost – Retired City of Scottsdale senior executive who was instrumental in the expansion of the parks system, operation of the Center for the Arts and other community services. Marjorie Thomas – Arriving in Scottsdale in 1909, she became Scottsdale’s first resident artist, launching the town’s image as a center for arts and culture. During her lifetime and in the decades since her death in 1978, her paintings have been exhibited in major U.S. museums, art exhibitions and government facilities. Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club – For decades, members of the 20/30 club have hosted signature events, such as the NiteFlight golf tournament and Brokers for Kids, which have raised significant funds for local youth programs. Suzee Smith-Everhard – Cable industry executive for over 35 years, she has pioneered many programs that benefit the industry as well as the community. She continually provides leadership to area youth and education projects as well as mentoring women in business. Wendy Springborn – Continuously providing leadership to organizations in her hometown, she has served as the top volunteer for the first “Save Our McDowells” campaign, Scottsdale Visioning Volunteer Corps, Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped, Scottsdale General Plan Task Force and the Parada Del Sol Parade.

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The 24th Annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame will be held Wednesday, May 10, from 6-9pm, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale. Both members and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

Here are just a few: Sunday, May 7: Poisoned Pen Press 20th Anniversary Party 2pm at Poisoned Pen; free to attend • Annie Hogsett signs Too Lucky to Live • Tammy Kaehler signs Kiss the Bricks • Thomas Kies signs Random Road • Diane DiBiase and other contributors sign Bound by Mystery, Poisoned Pen Press 20th Anniversary Anthology Friday, May 12: ASU Futurist Brian David Johnson in conversation with Cory Doctorow 7pm at Doubletree Hilton; free to attend • Cory Doctorow signs Walkaway. Admission to the signing line only with a purchase of Walkaway from The Poisoned Pen. There will also be a cash bar. Saturday, June 10: Laurie R. King hosts Diana Gabaldon 7pm at Andaz Scottsdale; free to attend • Gabaldon will sign MatchUp, a collection of stories edited by Lee Child for the International Thriller Writers. Gabaldon’s book is written with Steve Berry. Jamie Frasier meets Cotton Malone over a hunt for a rare book. Gabaldon will also preview her collection of stories, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall. Admission to the signing line only with purchase of MatchUp from The Poisoned Pen. Guests may bring two personal books to be signed as well. Poisoned Pen Bookstore is located at 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.947.2974 or visit www.poisonedpen.com.


On Saturday, May 13, from 11am-5pm, attendees can meander through Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa during the inaugural Kierland POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival. At this free event, art lovers of all ages can experience works by a cross-section of local professional artists and emerging artisans while enjoying musical entertainment, artist demonstrations, culinary demonstrations and performance arts, stationed throughout the resort and shopping center – each featuring its own unique arts focus including culinary, music, fashion, performance and family art activities. The elegant setting of the Kierland Commons Shopping Center will showcase a fine art walk, featuring the creative works of regional artists. Guests can also enjoy strolling performances, culinary encounters in participating restaurants, retailer specials and an interactive family arts zone and origami garden. For complete event information, visit www.kierlandpop.com.

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Fine art, music, fashion, culinary and live performance art will come together at the Kierland community May 12-14, to create a one-of-a-kind immersive art experience and festival. Presented by The Kierland Master Association, the inaugural Kierland POP: Art in Unexpected Places festival will feature a collaboration between Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will kick off the unique arts encounters, beginning with the POP Charity Night Friday, May 12, from 7-9pm, featuring music, libation and food samplings from select Kierland area chefs and restaurants, set alongside the breathtaking backdrop of The Westin Kierland Golf Club’s Acacia Course. All monies raised go directly to support community arts programs supported by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Create an artful staycation for family and friends as The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa presents a very special Kierland POP guest room rate on May 12-13, to enjoy featured weekend-long activities.

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SMoCA Mix: Experience The Possibilities Of High-tech Art Squidsoup, Submergence (photo: Anthony Rowe)

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents SMoCA Mix: TECH Sublime, an evening of artist-driven technology and new media, Saturday, May 6. Guests will see the entire Museum transformed into an exhilarating, immersive experience showcasing how artists are harnessing the power and creative possibilities of technology. Highlights of this year’s event:

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• United Kingdom-based Squidsoup’s virtual environment Submergence, which will take viewers into a space that changes in real time according to their movements and positions, using up to 12,000 points of suspended light.

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• Los Angeles-based new media performance artist Tiffany Trenda, who uses a 3-D printed suit and technology to engage with visitors and sync their heart beats to hers. • Nam June Paik’s 1992 work Electro-Symbio Phonics, a landmark video and neon sculpture that was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. It features three robot figures containing 61 television monitors and four neon panels that depict symbols of human communication, technology and biology. • Synthesis Center, David Tinapple and Charis Elliot from the Arizona State University School of Arts, Media and Engineering. They will create a number of interactive pieces for the evening. “SMoCA as an institution is unique in our region for its focus on contemporary art, architecture and design,” remarked director and chief curator Sara Cochran, Ph.D. “We are so delighted to present SMoCA Mix: TECH Sublime because it embraces all of those important topics through artists’ use of technology. Every year the event morphs and changes, and we cannot wait to see how our artists and guests transform and engage with the evening and its innovations.” SMoCA Mix runs from 7-10pm. For more information, call 480.499.8587 or visit www.smoca.org.

Mountain Shadows now open Known as a landmark property in the 1960s and 1970s, Mountain Shadows made its long-awaited return to serene Paradise Valley, 10 minutes from Downtown Scottsdale. The highly anticipated, $100million new resort, is now open in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. The project is 12 years in the making and is the first resort to open in Paradise Valley in eight years. The original Mountain Shadows opened in 1959, setting the benchmark for desert luxury before the town of Paradise Valley was even incorporated. Rebuilt from the ground up through a partnership between Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corporation, the new resort features 183 guest rooms, a presidential suite facing Camelback Mountain, a fullservice restaurant, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, an 18-hole par-3 golf course and grill, as well as 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Design elements include floor-to-ceiling glass, butterfly roofs, furnishings inspired by mid-century modernism, and an abundance of outdoor spaces that highlight the resort’s stunning views. Resort amenities include: Hearth ’61: Led by notable executive chef Charles Wiley, Hearth ’61 welcomes Valley locals and visitors alike, to experience ingredient-driven American cuisine and inventive cocktails.

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The Citizens Club: The name of the resort’s pool, fitness center and juice bar pays homage to the Citizens Committee for the Incorporation of the Town of Paradise Valley. The Short Course: Designed by renowned golf course architect Forrest Richardson, The Short Course is a relatively quick play featuring 18 par-3 holes. Rusty’s: Featuring outdoor seating, indoor lounge space and a pool table, Rusty’s offers refreshing drinks and a creative take on traditional American fare in a scenic desert setting. The Gallery at Mountain Shadows: Curated by notable local gallery director John Reyes, The Gallery at Mountain Shadows features both public and private collections, including pieces that are available for sale. PV Mercantile: The premier boutique at Mountain Shadows, PV Mercantile offers high-end fashions, local products and artisanal food and wines thoughtfully selected to embody the Paradise Valley lifestyle. For additional information, visit www.mountainshadows.com.


MAYOR STANTON WRITES… Let’s Talk About Compost

Cari Legere

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Caring For The Community – A Few S.P.R.O.U.T.S. At A Time Serving S.P.R.O.U.T.S. (Small People Reaching Out Unselfishly To Serve) is a fun, community-service program aimed at children – whether they are 2 years old or 18, they are invited to join the Serving S.P.R.O.U.T.S. Participants commit for one year to become a “FEED 1” partner for the Harvest Compassion Center (HCC), a local food and clothing bank located in North Phoenix. Each participant will dream up little and Kaylee Henthorn big ways of earning $28 a month to feed families in the community. Each child may take on their own “FEED 1” commitment or a family can choose to become a partner together. This program is designed to walk alongside mom’s and dad’s teaching the younger generation the importance in serving, community and giving. Quarterly open house events at the HCC recognize the participant’s accomplishments. Last month, HCC recognized three young ladies (Cari Legere, Reagan Arsenault and Kaylee Henthorn) who together have fed more than 25 families. Kaylee, a 10-year-old fifth grader, has fed the most families out of any of the S.P.R.O.U.T.S. by making baked goods and body scrubs. Her famous chocolate chunk cookies have been her hottest selling product,

with Kaylee selling so many cookies that she often feeds two or three families in one month. Kaylee is a baker at heart, she loves spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes and designing new menus every month. “I love to bake, people love my cookies and families get fed, everyone is happy,” answers Kaylee when asked why it is important to bake for others. Even though her baking takes some playing time away from Kaylee, she believes it’s worth every batch she creates. For all questions and to register for the program, contact Pam Legan at 480.249.3994 or servingsprouts@ gmail.com. Children can also register now by selecting the “Serving S.P.R.O.U.T.S.” option on the drop-down menu at www.harvest compassioncenter.org/donate.

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What else is there to talk about besides lawn clippings and left-overs? Much more – or mulch more, in this case. When Phoenix unveiled its first large-scale compost facility on April 20 at 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye, we took a quantum leap toward becoming one of the most sustainable and climate resilient cities the country. MAYOR City of Phoenix This first-of-its-kind 27-acre facility will help Phoenix achieving our goal of becoming a zero-waste 602.262.7111 www.phoenix.gov city by 2050. Phoenix now has the green infrastructure we need to divert organic matter from the landfill, reduce emissions, save taxpayer dollars and protect our environment, while actually creating business opportunities and jobs. It’s true: our sustainability goals push the envelope. Many have asked how we’re going to get there. This facility is a big part of the answer. Nearly half of all materials we throw in the landfill are compostable – a lot of yard clippings and food waste. But, until last month Phoenix did not have the capacity to divert this kind of material from our landfills. Now we can process up to 110,000 tons annually – a rate that would increase our diversion by 11 percent. If successful – and it will be – we can increase capacity to 220,000 tons. For residents, the facility means we can expand the city’s green organics yard waste program and move toward residential food scraps collection – something residents have been asking for. This facility will change how Phoenix deals with its waste. Because of our innovative approach and its impact, it has already been recognized by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) with its Envision Silver Verification – like an LEED rating but for infrastructure. Phoenix is the first to win the award in Arizona, and the first solid waste project in the United States. The new facility also cements Phoenix’s position as a leader in the Circular Economy. Simply put, the circular economy means everything we use, we try to reuse – and maybe turn a profit. It’s the new model for a sustainable economy and represents a $1.8 trillion business opportunity around the world. Phoenix was an early pioneer in the circular model. We were the first American city to be admitted to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100, a distinguished group of business stakeholders and governments leading the way in resource innovation. Instead of paying millions to haul and bury our waste, our Public Works Department is unlocking its economic value. With this compost facility, the City can earn revenue by selling compost to local farmers and community gardens and use the compost at our city parks, saving on fertilizer costs. In addition, the facility is part of our Resource Innovation Campus, a partnership with ASU. The Campus will serve as a hub for innovators and entrepreneurs dedicated to finding business opportunities through Phoenix’s public waste. Innovators have already begun capitalizing on the organic waste that will be processed at the facility. The Campus’s first on-site manufacturer, Palm Silage, Inc., found a way to convert residents’ palm fronds into animal feed, and now sell it for $10 million in annual taxable sales. This is the Circular Economy at work, and more businesses are soon to come. So let’s keep talking about compost. There’s a lot more to it than banana peels and weeds.

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Savor Final Taste Of Spring At Sip Summer is “officially” just around the corner, but the beer is on tap at Sip Coffee and Beer Garage, and the Sip crew invites residents in for the remainder of its spring season lineup of live music, fierce competitions and Tap Takeovers through the end of May. Pull up a seat on the patio and drink in the sunset while drinking in a Goose Island beer Thursday, May 18. Goose Island Beer Company is the highlight of a “Sour Symposium” from 5-8pm. Go sour with one of three select Goose Island sour beers from their renowned Sour Sisters collection. As always, the Sip beertenders are happy to guide guests through their beer drinking experience. On Friday, May 26, hop on the hops train. Stationed in Eugene, Oregon, Hop Valley Brewing Company is coming to Arizona and Sip is welcoming these new brews with a launch party and micro Tap Takeover with three featured IPAs from 6-8pm. This is Sip’s way of saying “Welcome to The Valley” to a brewery fittingly named “Hop Valley.”

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In addition to these special events, every weekend Sip Coffee and Beer Garage hosts local musicians; Fridays from 7-10pm, Saturdays from 11am-2pm and 7-10pm, and Sundays from 11am-2pm. Sip Coffee & Beer Garage is located at 3620 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.900.5188 or visit www.sipcoffeeandbeergarage.com.

Boys & Girls Club Gears Up For ‘The Big Event’ The Connect volunteer group for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) invites the public to join its eighth annual charity celebration, “The Big Event.” Taking place at 6pm Saturday, May 6, at the Camelback Esplanade, the event will feature local dining, live auctions and entertainment as guests come together to raise awareness and funds directly benefiting the deserving children of BGCMP. For more than 70 years, BGCMP has provided engaging and educational after school programs, activities and events for the Valley’s children. The nurturing and fun environment at BGCMP aims to help youth and teens reach their full potential in life as responsible and mindful citizens. All proceeds from BGCMP events directly fund these programs. “We are so thankful to have the opportunity to consistently encourage and inspire our Valley’s youth by providing after school programs and activities, which wouldn’t be possible without the loyal members of our community,” says Justin Low, Connect president and financial advisor and vice president at Morgan Stanley. “Ultimately, our objective with this year’s “The Big Event” is to raise a record-breaking amount of funds to support our commendable youth as they continue to make a difference in the world.” Leonel Cano, BGCMP’s 2017 Youth of the Year, will be present to share his personal story at the event. Cano has been a dedicated member to the Ed Robson Family Branch since it first opened its doors in 2008. He participates in all opportunities offered at his Club, and inspires younger members by teaching art and dance, as well as coaching soccer. Cano plans to attend Grand Canyon University and aspires to be a visual artist for Disney or Marvel Studios. The evening is for adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $100 per person including all-inclusive food and beverages and can be purchased online at www.bgcmp.org with all proceeds benefitting BGCMP.


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As Creations in Cuisine Catering owners Tony Rea and Frank Vara celebrated their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony in March, they reflected on a fulfilling, exciting and at times, challenging 20 years in business. The two friends collaborated on a dream almost 21 years ago and that dream resulted in a successful catering company with a reputation for extraordinary food and exceptional service. Providing a full spectrum of catering – such as small intimate chef dinners for social clients; corporate breakfast and lunch; corporate events; weddings; and grand charity events – the company is a recognizable and respected name throughout the Valley. The ribbon cutting ceremony with the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (www.northphoenixchamber.com) was a festive evening of unique food samplings in the state-of-the-art kitchen located at 1825 West Crest Lane at the Deer Valley Airport. Owner and executive chef, Rea, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts, says, “We have been extremely blessed to have the community embrace our services over the years. As with all businesses, the catering industry continuously changes. We have made an effort to stay current with food trends and dietary and lifestyle changes while never sacrificing customer service. As a result, we have been rewarded with loyal clientele, continual new business, and wonderful accolades and awards.” In January 2016, Creation in Cuisine Catering launched a line of fresh pasta and sauces, Pasta Rea. A multitude of shapes of pasta – including conchiglie, bucatini, fiori, rigatoni, lumache and linguine – are produced on an imported Italian pasta machine using the finest semolina flour. In a short period of time, Pasta Rea has gathered a loyal following at the Uptown Farmers Market every Saturday of those who purchase fresh pasta and sauces and also enjoy the luncheon pasta bowl specials. Additionally, Pasta Rea participates in local events such as the Italian Festival where they served over 1,200 pasta bowls at the March event. “As we look to the future, we are excited to expand and increase our business in all categories: corporate, wedding, and social. We continue to love this business and we want to grow with our growing city.” says Vara, owner and operations manager. For additional information, visit www.creationsincuisinecatering.com and www. pasta-rea.com, or call 602.485.9924.

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Grand opening ceremony held in conjunction with the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

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Local Dancer Continues Family Legacy With Studio Opening

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Sarah Petrov had just learned she would be new small-business owner when she received the devastating news that her aunt and business mentor died after a fiveyear battle with breast cancer. In April, Sarah honored her aunt and legendary Phoenix dancer Antoinette Benevento at the grand opening celebration of her new ballroom dance studio. Benevento was an international ballroom dance champion and Phoenix business owner, operating Fred Astaire Dance Studios throughout the Valley since the early 1980s. Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2011, she joined forces with The Pink Fund to launch Dancing with the Survivors, a benefit gala to help breast cancer survivors in Phoenix. Sadly, Benevento lost her own battle with breast cancer in October 2016, just days after learning Petrov would follow in her legacy as a ballroom dance studio owner in Phoenix. Area residents joined Petrov and her husband, Nedko, for the grand opening festivities at the new Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Phoenix North April 6. The celebration featured food and beverage from local establishments, free ballroom dance instruction and tribute performances by Sarah, Nedko and

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local breast cancer survivor Nancy Spetzler. All proceeds from the sale of introductory dance lessons during the grand opening were donated to The Pink Fund (www.pinkfund.org). Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Phoenix North is located at 1107 East Bell Road, Suite 9, in Phoenix. For additional information, call 602.795.2220 or visit www.fredastaire. com/phoenix-north. Photo: Greg Dunivant Photography


Happy Mother’s Day From All Of Us At AMI Diamonds & Jewelry

This May, thanks to a grant from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Altered Tails is offering a “No Mother’s Day” $20 spay surgery promotion for all female dogs in Maricopa County. This special, $20 rate also includes rabies, DA2PP and Bordetella vaccinations.

“Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as 12 weeks of age, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association,” says Ellen Clark, executive director, Altered Tails. “Spaying a female dog before the first heat cycle can be beneficial, improving the health of the pet by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.” This special rate for spay surgeries is available to all female dog owners in Maricopa County simply by making an appointment. Female dog parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “No Mother’s Day” campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability. “Our goal is to enlist the residents of Maricopa County to assist us in controlling the animal population,” says Clark. “We also want to help keep healthy dogs in their homes by helping to vaccinate them while they are getting fixed.” Altered Tails is a 501(c)(3) organization and Arizona’s largest spay/neuter clinic specializing in high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services. Visit www.alteredtails.org or call 602.943.7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Wave goodbye to the ridiculous retail prices and say hello to AMI Diamonds. We sell all our jewelry at wholesale or below prices (that’s 60 percent-80 percent off retail prices!) but from now until Mother’s Day, we are offering an EXTRA 10 percent off our phenomenally low prices. Show your mother how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you with a gift that truly shines! AMI Diamonds also sells high quality, GIA certified diamonds. Fine cut GIA certified diamonds are portable, wearable, wealth when sold for a small commission at AMI. Unlike heavy gold bars or stocks and bonds in the back of your safe, a diamond can be worn and enjoyed. GIA certifications and laser inscriptions on the girdle can create an accepted standard of value and provenance for each stone. With diamonds cutters having recognized the need for high quality cuts and the world of internet commerce has made it a truly global market for diamonds when bought at or below wholesale prices and that is what we do here at AMI! Diversify your portfolio now! We offer in-house repair services for jewelry and watches! Our repair services are reliable, affordable, and quick. Same day repairs are available! Our jeweler and watchmaker each have over 40 years of experience in the business so you can be assured your items are in the best hands. In addition, we offer insurance appraisal services for all your jewelry needs. Along with our speedy and reliable repair services we also buy jewelry. We buy gold, silver, diamonds, as well as fine gemstones! We buy at fair prices and have been told we pay top dollar for what we buy. So if you need some extra cash, let us turn those back of the drawer items you never wear into some! Stop in or call us today at 602.923.8200, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Located on the southwest corner of Cactus and Tatum in the Hobby Lobby Complex near Big 5 Sporting Goods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and review us on Yelp. Let us become the Jeweler you trust!

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NAWBO Phoenix May Luncheon Event National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix Chapter will hold its next luncheon Wednesday, May 10, from 11am-1pm. The program, “Power Up! 9 Practical Power Tools to Advance Your Business,” will feature Laurie D. Battaglia, CEO and workplace strategist of Aligned at Work in Scottsdale. The luncheon will be held at Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Attendee registration is $38 for members and $48 for non-members. For more information, visit www.nawbophx.org.

Book Discussion Group To Meet A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel, about 12-year-old Hannah Rosenthal’s harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend in 1939, The German Girl by Armando Lucas-Correa, will be the topic at Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Book Discussion Group event, May 18. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis, a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Seven decades later in New York City, on her 12th birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The free book discussion will be led by Nancy Siefer, Ph.D, and begins at 7pm at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. RVSP to lbell@azjhs.org or call 602.241.7870. For information, visit www.azjhs.org.

Ways To Explore The Botanical Gardens This Month Any day is a good day to visit local, public gardens, but the Desert Botanical Gardens will hold a number of special events in May that will showcase the diversity of the area, as well as a broad range of ways to experience the gardens. Residents are invited to celebrate National Public Gardens Day Friday, May 12, from 7am-8pm at the Botanical Gardens. The goal of the day is to help raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship. Returning for another year of performance in the garden is Ballet Arizona presenting Topia, with performances beginning May 23 and running through June 10. Presented in the Garden Events Plaza, Ib Andersen’s vision for dance in the desert continues to evolve, take chances and challenge emotional boundaries. Expect the unexpected as Ballet Arizona continues its series at the Garden with a sensory experience unlike any other. Experience a presentation of movement, sound and multimedia on a stage that embraces the desert as a stunning backdrop for Andersen’s enchanting choreography. To purchase tickets, visit www.balletaz.org or call the box office at 602.381.1096. When the sun goes down, the gardens take on a different texture. Flashlight Tours will be held Thursdays and Saturdays beginning May 27 and running through September 2. The tour takes place 7-9:30pm. Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where visitors will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the main trail to plant and animal discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. Remember to bring a flashlight. Desert Botanical Gardens is located at 1201 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix. For additional information, call 480 941.1225 or visit www.dbg.org. Photo courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden


Music in May Brings Anthem Community Together

The Anthem Community Council invites the public to attend the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 9am Monday, May 29, at the Anthem Veterans Memorial. “A Day of Remembrance” honors the service and sacrifice of veterans who have fallen while serving our nation. This year’s ceremony will mark a change of time for this annual event. Due to the trend of high temperatures at the end of May, the ceremony will now take place at 9am, rather than the previous 10am. Photo: Anthem Community Council Highlights of the ceremony: • Lt. Col. David Clukey, United States Army Special Forces, will present the keynote address. • Lt. Col. John Simmons, United States Air Force (Retired), will serve as master of ceremonies. A POW/MIA ceremony will also be held • ProMusica Arizona, under the direction of Patti Graetz, assistant chorale conductor, will provide ceremony music, including “Taps,” which will close the ceremony with a moment of silence. The ceremony is expected to run approximately 45 minutes. Seating and parking are limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs. The Anthem Veterans Memorial is located at Anthem Community Park, 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. For more information about the Memorial, visit www.onlineatanthem.com/avm.

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Every Friday in May, kids dance, neighbors visit and the park rocks during Music in May in Anthem. Held in the Community Park Amphitheater, this free family-friendly event invites the community to grab a blanket, bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the diverse sounds of local Arizona bands underneath the Anthem sky. Food trucks will be on site the first week for food purchases; the ice cream truck will be on site the weeks following. Open to the public, each concert is from 7-9pm at 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway. Free admission and parking. Confirmed food trucks for May 5 include Yellowman Frybread, Satay Hut, Queso Good, Burgers Amore and Cheese, Love & Happiness. Bright Angel Ice Cream will be on site for the other three concerts in the series. Food trucks begin serving at 5:30pm on May 5. Georgia Chrome will kick off Music in May for 2017 on Cinco de Mayo. Bounce takes the stage May 12, followed by SuperHero May 19. NineBall closes out the music series May 26. For additional information, visit www.onlineatanthem.com.

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Family Movie Matinee At The Library The Fountain Hills Branch of the Maricopa County Library District will present a movie matinee for families in its conference room Saturday, May 13, from 2:30-4:30pm. The May 13 screening will present the movie Angry Birds. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Rated PG. Bring a blanket and pillow to get comfy, chairs provided for grown-ups. Adult supervision is required. Call 602.652.3000 with questions. The event is funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. Fountain Hills Branch is located at 12901 North La Montana Drive. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

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Each year, the last Monday of May is set aside as a day to honor our military heroes. Originally knowns as Decoration Day, this annual observance will commemorate those who have lost their lives in battle, serving the United States, as well as recognize the brave military men and women who serve the country. Plan to join the Fountain Hills community Monday, May 29, from 9-10:30am, at the Veteran’s Memorial located on the south side of Fountain Park for a moving ceremony, honoring those that have made the greatest sacrifice.

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MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... Town Of Carefree Emerging As A Social And Cultural Hub

At the April 11 Town Council meeting, Mayor Les Peterson honored Carefree business owner Steve Woods with the fourth annual Carefree Spirit Award. The Spirit of Carefree Award, underwritten by Sanderson Lincoln, is an annual award given to a Carefree resident who shows above-and-beyond dedication to the community and its residents. The Spirit of Carefree award consists of a dichroic glass sculptor, handcrafted by local glass artisan Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, who is known for her fascination with light and prismatic color in her glass art. Woods is proud to be an Arizonan with his business located in Carefree. He owns and operates Tech 4 Life Computers, LLC, serving the area since 2003, specializing in computer consulting, repair, web sites, training and personal devices. The town was inspired to honor Woods and his business because of his strong work ethic and L-R: Carefree Mayor Les Peterson and Steve Woods, Tech4Life service to the business and non-profit community. Expressed on the Tech 4 Life website, his business is built on love, integrity, honesty and commitment to his neighbors. He promotes the phrase “Buy Local or Bye Bye Local,” to encourage residents to buy from their local businesses and support prosperity. Outside of the business, he has given countless hours of undocumented service without asking for anything in return. “I am sure they have the wrong guy,” shared Woods. “I have known some of the previous recipients and would not ever consider my contributions on par with theirs. I am grateful that the principles modeled to me by other godly leaders are impacting our community and any day I take action that loves my neighbor is a good day. I hope everyone comes to understand there is nothing more important for us to do with our lives than this.” Carefree Mayor Les Peterson expressed the sentiments of the Town Council and a wide crosssection of Carefree businesses and residents when he stated, “We are fortunate and grateful to have Steve Woods taking such a positive leadership role through his Tech for Life organization in Carefree. Steve has provided much needed technical assistance in the computer and software areas to many residents and businesses in Carefree, including most of the local non-profit organizations where he has often worked on a pro bono basis. With a constant smile on his face and a wealth of technical expertise, Steve has always provided service to his clients above and beyond their expectations. Steve is a deserving recipient of the Spirit of Carefree Award.” Woods is the father of two girls who spends his off time playing the guitar, hiking and being of service.

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It is no wonder why eco-tourism plays a significant role in Carefree’s future economic development. Positioned between the stunning landscapes of Spur Cross Ranch, which the Town of Carefree made significant financial contributions to preserve, and the MAYOR Town of Carefree desert oasis of Bartlett Lake, there is no letup of traffic coming through Carefree 480.488.3686 www.carefree.org year ‘round. The idea of “seasonality” is fading. Consistent traffic through the Town allows opportunities for our business sector to capture the critical mass of customers already enjoying the indelible landscapes, breathtaking views and easy access to the lakes in the summer. For several years, the Town of Carefree has strategically invested in infrastructure and unique events/experiences to build traffic within the Town Center. As a result of these public investments, private investment is starting to excel within the community. From the recent extensive Bashas’ remodel, to the Spanish Village face lift and emerging new tenants and restaurants, to the pending new ownership of the Carefree Resort, there is a lot of positive synergy building within Carefree. A recent sale of the northeast corner at the major intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road, shows the promise of a “domino effect” starting to take place in and around Carefree and the driving force to create perpetual sales tax for the Towns’ sustainability. The Town will continue to take an active role in seeking opportunities to forge mutually beneficial public and private partnerships to further cultivate the economic vision. Wellbranded restaurant concepts that offer a wider appeal to the trade area, unique events that complement the critical mass and sales, and tax driven land development will all contribute to moving the economic engine forward and allow Carefree to emerge as the next social and cultural hub of the Northeast Valley.

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Take In Yoga in the Gardens This Month The Town of Carefree and the Desert Foothills Family YMCA offers free community yoga class called “Yoga in the Gardens,” located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, underneath the Carefree Sundial on Mondays from 11am-12pm. This free, all levels, class will explore yoga movement with the added beauty backdrop of Black Mountain and the sounds of the reflecting pool underneath the Carefree Sundial. Just show-up, bring a friend and a yoga mat for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. Go to www.visitcarefree.com for more information on Town events and programs. Visit www.valleyymca.org/desert-foothills to learn more about Desert Foothills Family YMCA.

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Talking About Health Issues

My friend Mark and I have kept our friendship alive across long distances for 30 years. We have had a phone conversation nearly every Sunday morning since I moved from Minnesota. We call them our “Sunday Morning Seminars.” In addition to personal items, we challenge and stimulate each other with discussions about the existential meaning of life and, of course, sports. As the years have gone by, and we have gotten older, another subject has crept in: health issues. One morning the ALLEN NOHRE conversation about medical concerns was taking up quite a bit Writer of time and Mark said, “That’s enough organ recital for today!” We changed the subject to the Arizona Cardinals. We still talk about health issues, but it doesn’t crowd out other topics. I am going to take a chance with you, the reader of this Soul Connection column, with a short organ recital. Yes, it is about health. I hope you hear it as a joyful Bach Prelude and Fugue played on a magnificent pipe organ in an inspiring cathedral. Last Sunday, after my seminar with Mark, I went for a walk in the sublime mountains near our home. Invigorated by the 70-degree temperature, I decided to see if I could make it up a hill, the one I hadn’t been able to manage for seven months because of the side effects of drugs treating my multiple myeloma. I’d been off of those drugs for three weeks, I was feeling strong, the gravel was crunching underneath each step, and I made it up that challenging hill without stopping. I finished my three-mile walk ecstatic, as if listening to a great organ concert. I was inspired to be full of health, walking in the cathedral of the mountains. Next Sunday, I will give Mark my health update – a very short organ recital.

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Allen Nohre lives in Carefree with his wife, Kathie. He is a writer at Terros and can be reached at anohre@cox.net.

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Baby Face Offers Aquagold Fine Touch Microchanneling Technology Leigh Asher, RN, MA, MEP-c, a certified medical esthetics nurse specialist for 14 years, is one of the first Arizona experts to offer Aquagold fine touch microchanneling technology. Asher owns BabyFace LLC, which is located at 8888 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 20, in Scottsdale. According to Asher, Aquagold fine touch is a revolutionary skin infusion device that has 20 micro channels to painlessly and effectively deliver customized solutions into the skin. With 24-carat gold plated surgical grade stainless steel needles smaller than a human hair, this revolutionary device delivers active ingredients into the dermis. Most common treatment areas include face, neck and décolleté resulting in smoother, plumper more radiant skin. “This is the best skin treatment I have ever seen,” says Asher. Asher has 25 years nursing experience with specialized training and certification in medical esthetics, including all FDA-approved neurotoxins, dermal fillers, chemical peels and skin care. She has a graduate degree in gerontology, the study of aging, and is a trainer for medical professionals for non-surgical cosmetic treatments. For information, contact Asher at 602.705.8145 or visit www.babyfacellc.com. Photo: Leigh Asher, area expert offering AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ technology

Proven Media Announces New Client Proven Media, a public relations and marketing communications firm serving the cannabis industry, announces its newest client win, Pittsburgh-based Compassionate Certification Centers, a leading provider of medical marijuana services for the healthcare industry. The account will be led and managed by Neko Catanzaro, vice-president of the firm. Using its industry-leading experience with the intricacies of the cannabis and medical marijuana industries, Proven Media will produce and launch a multifaceted media campaign for Compassionate Certification Centers and their industry event, the World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo. “Proven Media is thrilled to energize and expand the presence of Compassionate Certification Centers’ membership program and World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo,” said Kim Prince, principal of Proven Media. “It is a pleasure to market and share the highly needed resources that physician-led Compassionate Certification Centers offers healthcare providers and patients throughout the country.” The firm, established in 2010, began serving cannabis clients in 2013. Prince served as founding co-chair of Women Grow Scottsdale, and is a sought after speaker who has led “Power Women in Cannabis” and “Meet the Cannabis Press” panel discussions at national cannabis events. For information, visit www. provenmediaservices.com.


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Ribbon Cutting Held At Liberty Station

Explore Artwork Inspired By ‘Fearless’ Business Leaders Fearlessly Deliver and Fearless Art Works will co-host a special evening celebrating entrepreneurs, business networkers and art lovers who are serious about exploring fearless and creative ways to succeed at life and business. “The Art of Fearlessly Doing Business III” (AoFDB III) takes place Friday, May 5, from 6-9pm at Fearless Art Works at Spanish Village located at 7211 East Ho Road, #17, Carefree. Guests are invited to meet Michelle Micalizzi and the fearless area business leaders who inspired the artwork for this year’s show. This unique visual journalism project celebrates the fearless entrepreneurial spirit and art. Each event highlights 13 unique and fearless business leaders. Micalizzi captures the spirit, motivation and lessons learned of each subject in a painting. Paintings for the project provide both aesthetic intrigue and valuable entrepreneurial insight. Each painting is accompanied by a story originally captured in the fearless blog that details what we might learn from this leader about being fearless. Admission is free, but reservations are requested by May 3 by calling 480.526.2609 or RSVP at aofdb.eventbrite.com or fbevent.aofdb. com or to michelle@fearlesslydeliver.

6421 E. GLORIA LANE, CAVE CREEK Separate living areas for an active family on a walled acre with horse privileges, storage buildings, and sparkling pool. Two BR, bath, den loft and flex room upstairs. Master BR and bath, large kitchen with ample counter space, formal dining and large living room with vaulted ceiling, downstairs. Two-car garage and attached 3-car carport. No HOA. MLS#5542733 REDUCED $469,000

5047 E. RANCHO TIERRA DRIVE, CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331 Uniquely designed custom home in one of the Foothills’ finest subdivisions. Over-sized 1.5 acre lot with room for two horses, a pool or just enjoy the natural desert space. Master suite with wood burning fireplace, huge covered outside balcony, walk-in closet, and large double sink vanity area on second level. Two bedrooms, full bath, bright eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, family room with gas fireplace, and formal living room with vaulted ceilings on the ground floor. Large basement is 75% complete, ducted for heat and cooling with 3/4 bath for any number of uses. MLS#5578109 $499,000

CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS PROPERTY OFF THE GRID, BUT CLOSE TO TOWN This multi-generational compound is truly off the grid with solar, propane, generator, well and satellite communication. Just 30 minutes from Carefree at 3600’ elevation and surrounded by Tonto National Forest, there is a main house, a guest house and an artist’s studio on a 5 acre patented mining mill site. Call for appointment. MLS#5505948 UNDER CONTRACT $370,000

1.36 ACRE LOT – CAREFREE ROLLING HILLS A rare opportunity to own and build on this exceptional lot which includes a tennis court. Ample room to build your dream home, affording exquisiteviews to surrounding mountains and peaceful surroundings. Easy build in deed restricted community. Grading and drainage plans included with the lot. MLS#5445230 REDUCED $168,000

EXCLUSIVE TONTO HILLS LOTS LOT 85, Yucca Lane. Spacious 1.9 acre lot on quiet cul-de-sac location with water, electricity and phone at the street. Up to 4 horses allowed. Priceless views! MLS#557537 UNDER CONTRACT $135,000 LOT 149, Deer Trail Road. Fabulous, high, 1.81 acre view lot with water, electric, and phone. Striking homes on all sides, boulder strewn arroyo adds instant landscape character. MLS#5317571 REDUCED $139,000

9214 E Sunrise Circle, Lot #29. A generous 1.27 acres of exquisite views to surrounding mountains. On a private cul-de-sac, easy to build property. All utilities available. An excellent investment in Carefree. MLS#5154302 REDUCED $168,500

CAREFREE CROSSINGS 2 Superb 1 acre building lot in area of million dollar homes. Walking distance to Carefree shops and restaurants, yet private and gated. Black Mountain views could be out the windows of your custom home. MLS#5445335 REDUCED $168,000

CAREFREE COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE COMING SOON:: Corner of Elbow Bend & Nonchalant. 7405 Nonchalant, 2,500 sq.ft. New building. Seven Luxury Office Suites, 234-410 sq.ft. Can be combined. Turnkey ready. Tile and carpeting throughout. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. A home office away from home. Modified gross lease available. CAREFREE GALLERIA: 3755 Hum Road. 3 suites available, ground floor 710, 720, and 1,128 sq.ft. Excellent exposure for retail. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Modified gross lease available. 2nd floor offices, elevator access, are also available. Private baths. Individual heating and cooling. Excellent views. CAREFREE CORNERS: 7509 Cave Creek Road. Corner of Elbow Bend & Cave Creek Road. 2 suites available, both 3,165 sq.ft. Multi-use building with roll-up rear doors for assemblage. Work area 13 feet to graduating 18 feet ceiling. Front for showplace displays and office. Modified gross lease available. Excellent exposure.

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony March 21 at Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse. Liberty Station, an American tavern and smokehouse opened in February at 34522 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 180. Liberty Station is the latest culinary endeavor from Keeler Hospitality Group, who own Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch and Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops in Omaha, Nebraska. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Liberty Station will serve American comfort food with regional touches, including several nods to the Keeler family’s Boston roots. The bar at Liberty Station offers vintage cocktails created in a very classic style, and local craft beers, plus a wide array of wine options. Executive chef Michael Hunn and chef de cuisine Dan Watts will head the kitchen. The pair has created a menu using many locally sourced ingredients, which include creative “shareable” appetizers, sandwiches, pasta and salads. Entrees will feature fresh seafood, steaks and chops. Liberty Station will smoke many of their high quality meats from Creekstone Farms on a custom made smoker (made by Camelback Smokers), prominently displayed on the west side patio of the restaurant. For information, call 480.595.9930 or visit www.libertystationtavern.com. To learn more about Chamber events, visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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L Skincare Celebrates Business Expansion Lindsay Jackson and Christopher Pennino, owners of L Skincare, announced the completion of L Skincare’s building expansion. Pennino custom designed and built the expansion to complement the warmth and openness of L Skincare’s current space. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to expand our business and welcome new members to the L Skincare family,” says Jackson. To celebrate the expansion, Jackson will host a party May 5 from 11am-3pm to officially unveil the new space, which includes three new hair stations, a new nail room and an additional facial treatment room. At the celebration, customers both old and new will meet not only Jackson and her staff but also representatives from CoolSculpting, M.B. York and Image Skincare. Customers can also take advantage Lindsay Jackson of exclusive specials on all injectables and laser treatments, just in time for Mother’s Day and summer. Specials include buy one, get one free on all laser treatments; Botox for $7.95 per unit; and Juvederm Voluma for $695 per syringe. Located at 7208 East Ho Road in Carefree, L Skincare is a full-service Med-Spa serving the North Scottsdale community. Its technicians bring years of experience and offer facials, injectables, advanced laser treatments, hair and nails services, microblading, lash extensions and much more. Call 480.488.1441 with any questions or to take advantage of L Skincare’s Cinco de Mayo specials. For additional information, visit www.l-skincare.com.

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Hermosa Interiors and Design, founded by Nanci Kelleher in 2011, is now open in Spanish Village in Carefree. The beautiful courtyard setting is perfect for the new store offering interior design, home décor and the newly launched line of Nomad Riche handbags and furniture. Kelleher designs and makes all the bags and she is working with craftsman on the furniture line coming in September. Guests will find one of a kind and unique items in the store. Attending Arizona School of Art at the age 12 compelled Kelleher into a lifelong interest of art, sculpture and design. Studying with sculptor Bela Bacsi in Santa Barbara pushed her to award winning sculpture, most importantly she notes “sculpture taught me how to see,” learning relationships of line, shadow, balance, texture and color which she infuses into interiors. “Our magnificent Sonoran Desert is a very special living experience with its endless space, vast views, rich calming colors and textures inspiring what happens in our shelters,” says Kelleher. “I tend to use a variety of materials and textures allowing light and shadow to create interesting visual aesthetics. Style is very personal; my goal is not to decorate but to provide interiors that blend harmoniously with the structure, its surroundings and the people who live there.” Kelleher invites everyone to “Come to the Spanish Village, which is under new ownership you will love what they are doing! Visit Hermosa and others in their new stores, and it is rumored that a new restaurant will be coming soon!” Hermosa Interiors and Design is located at 7212 East Hum Road, Suite 9, in Carefree. For more information, call 480.466.4963 or visit www.hermosa homeandgarden.com.

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Gary Zaro, Director of The Film Festival at PVCC main campus, brings the Festival’s international “Mystery and Suspense Thrillers” films to the Holland Community Center. One Friday each month September through May from 2-4:30pm, Zaro will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion. The next screening will be held May 12, and present The Orphanage (Spain, R: 100 min). Laura, a former orphan, and her husband Carlos move into the old orphanage that she grew up in with Simon, their adopted son. Simon soon claims to have several invisible friends which they think is a normal part of growing up, but his later disappearance leads Laura and Carlos to wonder if a crime was committed or were these invisible friends not so friendly after all. Register at www.azfcf.org; walk-ins welcome. Free admission.

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National Day of Prayer Event To Be Held Serving the Community Since 2002

In 1775, the first Day of Prayer was declared by the Continental Congress, designating a time for prayer in “forming a new Nation.” In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a fixed date for National Day of Prayer, the first Thursday in May. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, along with other invited area churches, will host a National Day of Prayer in their sanctuary at 12:15pm Thursday, May 4. Save the date for this special event to pray for the community, state, nation and the world. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway. For more information, call 480.488.3384 or visit www.deserthills.org.

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Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain (PVCC) will host its final Star Party of the season May 4, from 7-9:45pm. The Star Party is a free event that allows the community to observe the night skies through high power telescopes. The event is a partnership with PVCC Astronomy faculty and the Phoenix Astronomical Society. An RSVP is requested prior to each event so that the organizers can ensure they have enough telescopes. RSVP at events@pasaz.org. PVCC at Black Mountain is located at 34250 North 60th Street, Scottsdale. For additional information, call 602.561.5398 or visit www.pvc. maricopa.edu/blackmountain.

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A huge shout out to all of the wonderful volunteers who made the 40th Annual Cave Creek Rodeo Days successful. Nothing of this magnitude happens without dedicated volunteers. Our parade was a success, our golf tournament had 96 players, and the rodeo was great! Sure, with only nine and a MAYOR Town of Cave Creek half or 10 weeks to salvage everything there were a few glitches but, next year will be 602.262.7111 www.phoenix.gov much smoother. It is now May and there is something I’d like to point out. I’m tired of seeing king snakes and gopher snakes flattened on our streets. There are people who run over every snake they see on the road and that is not good. If the snake in your headlights is traveling across the road with its tail sticking up in the air (easy to see at neighborhood speeds) and that tail has black and white stripes on it, you are seeing a rattlesnake. My point is there are people who are deathly afraid of all snakes and will make it a point to run over any they see. Folks from other parts of the country, where all poisonous snakes do not have rattles, occasionally have their fear ingrained. If it is dark and you are traveling a paved road at the residential speed limit, spotting them warming themselves on the road is not that difficult. It is not illegal to run over snakes, but it does harm to the local ecosystem – please be more discerning. These harmless snakes eat mice, packrats, and some of them even eat the rattlers. So please be careful out there. May is also when the winter visitors have left or are leaving, putting a financial strain on our local businesses. When those summer visitors show up at your door, remember: it’s a little cooler in Cave Creek, and the Sonoran Desert we’re in is full of photo opportunities!

Annual Balloon Festival Celebrates The Red, White And Blue

he Eighth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival, presented by Tonto Bar and Grill and Aerial Solutions, is scheduled for Saturday, May 27, form 5:30-10pm, at Rancho Mañana Golf Course’s driving range. The event includes great live bands, massive glowing balloons, everyone’s favorite fireworks show and a celebration of a red, white and blue Memorial Day weekend. Gone are the days of purchasing food, beverage script tickets and waiting in double long lines. Head straight for tasty eats and enjoy. Want to see the timeline or surf the food truck menus? Just hop online and find the information on a new, user-friendly website. The balloons start to inflate and glow around 7:30pm, but guests will want to be there way before then to see the Civil Air Patrol color guard presentation, a flyover by Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302, and to hear the National Anthem performed by Madison Holmes. Later, the powerhouse vocals of The Anglim Sisters will perform from 6:45-8pm and don’t miss a beat as the entertainment flows right into, native Arizona headliner, Harry Luge and his Country band. Relax and lay back to cap off the evening with fireworks in an explosive array of red, white and blue. Also, there’s plenty for the little ones to see and do. Featured at the event are free face painting and free balloon twisting, or let kids burn energy in fun thrilled kids’ zone. Adults can enjoy great beverages, cocktails and wine, as well as craft beer flowing from the taps of Four Peaks Brewery. Splurge on scrumptious food from local food trucks and vendors including Grilled Addiction, Wandering Donkey, Fry Bread Inc., Doughlicious Pizza, Cheese Love and Happiness, The Buffalo Chip, Firehouse Kettle Corn and Cotton Candy, Firehouse Shaved Ice, Affogato Coffee and Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes. Gates open at 5:30pm. Discounted pre-paid tickets are available online for $12, adults and $7 children 12 and under; children 2 and under free. Online ticket prices increase the day of the event. VIP tickets are also available. Visit www.cavecreekfestivals.com for complete event details.


The eight-week Singing in the Rain Workshop Series is crafted to help older adults learn how to create happiness and well-being in the midst of all that life demands (including inevitable surprises). Scientifically proven strategies are used that will help participants feel more grateful, creative and joyful. Learn new skills to create positive engagements in life and develop greater resilience. Facilitator Dawna Allington has been working with the Area Agency on Aging as the lead in their prevention program as well as in the Maricopa Elder Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition. This series begins May 5, and will be held from 10-11:30am at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. Sign-ups will be taken through May 12. Register by calling 480.488.2286. For more information, visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

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Upcoming Chamber Events Serving the Community Since 2002

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event. The next Chamber Mixer will be held May 10, from 5:30-7pm at Bartlett Lake Marina, 20808 East Bartlett Dam Road. The cost is $5 for members; $15 for non-members. Bartlett Lake Marina has a boatable surface area of 2,815 acres - more than Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake, combined. Fed by the pristine waters of the Verde River, Indians of this valley spoke descriptively in their legends of the river’s “sweet waters.” Learn more at www.bartlettlake.com. The next Chamber Business Breakfast will be held May 25, from 8-9:30am. Join fellow Chamber members for an informational presentation and early morning networking at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. The cost is $7 for members and $15 for non-members. For information, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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Foothills Food Bank To Benefit From Mother’s Day Purse Event Many mothers in need will receive a beautiful Mother’s Day purse, filled with toiletries as part of a Mother’s Day promotion to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center in Cave Creek. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, the purses were collected and filled by Desert Foothills Lutheran Church. The food bank k is disseminating the purses to clients of the food bank until all 148 are given out. The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. For donation information, call the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center at 480.488.1145. The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.

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During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S. annually. “A single car accident victim can need as many as 100 units of blood,” says Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services. “In trauma situations, when there’s no time to check a patient’s blood type, emergency personnel reach for type O negative red blood cells and type AB plasma.” O negative red blood cells and AB plasma can be transfused into any patient, regardless of blood type, making donors with these universal blood types an important part of the Red Cross trauma team. Less than seven percent of the population has type O negative blood, and only about four percent of the population has type AB blood. Upcoming area blood donation opportunities include: • •

May 8: 9am-2pm, Farm Bureau Financial Services, 6554 East Cave Creek Road, Suite 4, in Cave Creek

May 9: 12:30-6:30pm, Anthem Civic Building, 3701 West Anthem Way, Anthem Blood donors of all types are currently needed. Those who come out to donate blood or platelets by May 14 will have a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift card shopping sprees from GiftCertificates.com. Donation appointments can be scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.redcrossblood. org or calling 800.733.2767.


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A Gathering of Heroes At Legion Post

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A Gathering of Heroes – MCLEF (Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation) will be held Thursday, May 11, from 6-8pm at American Legion Post #34. Area residents are invited to meet, greet and have a photo taken with Medal of Honor recipients. The following five Medal of Honor recipients have confirmed their attendance: Col. Jay Vargas, USMC, Vietnam; Col. Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, USMC, Vietnam; Maj. Frederick E. Ferguson, US Army, Vietnam; First Lt. Brian M. Thacker, US Army, Vietnam; SSgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, US Army, Afghanistan. Medal of Honor books signed by attending recipients will be available for purchase. To learn more about MCLEF, call 480.505.404 or visit www.mclefaz.org. American Legion Post #34 is located at 6272 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek.

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Museum Prepares To Close For Season

Before the Cave Creek Museum closes for the season, residents can enjoy a couple of final events this month. First up is a viewing of the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in operation, May 13 at 1:30pm. It will be crushing gold bearing ore mined at its original location on the back of nearby Continental Mountain. A Family Fun Workshop – School Days-Golden Rule Days will be held May 14 from 1:30-3pm. So what was it like back in the “olden days,” when no one knew what a computer was? Readin’, Writin’ and ‘Rithmetic will be taught in the Cave Creek Museum school. Recess will be part of the day, with lots of fun games to keep minds and bodies active.

May 31, from 1-4:30pm, is the last opportunity to visit the Museum before it ends the 2016-17 season. Museum volunteers will spend the summer renewing old and developing new exhibits for next year. Want to be part of the summer fun? Call 480.488.2764 – no special skills needed, no large blocks of time, just a “happy heart and willing hands and a love for the history of the Desert Foothills.” But wait – there’s more: the Museum will host its inaugural Summer Camp June 12-16. Check out the website for all of the details. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. For more information, visit www. cavecreekmuseum.org.


Arizona Authors Showcase At The Library Desert Foothills Library invites residents to join four local authors as they briefly tell their stories and discuss their books. The event will be held May 10 from 10-11:30am. Participating authors include:

Magic Bird Festivals’ ever-popular arts and entertainment events have expanded to Cave Creek, and the new show series continues this month with the Cinco de Treasure Fest at the Cave Creek Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. These Magic Bird events offer an eclectic daytime and nighttime outdoor shopping experience in the charming, cowboy locale of Cave Creek. Each Treasure Fest event showcases 70 local artists and vendors exhibiting a range of boutique designs, apparel, handcrafted goods, jewelry and gourmet packaged edibles. During the shows, attendees are invited to take a break and relax at the Roadhouse. The casual dining establishment serves up a hearty selection of classic American fare as well as a full service bar of adult beverages. Known as one of Arizona’s main hangouts for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Roadhouse also features live, onstage music and entertainment.

Centrally located at the Roadhouse along Cave Creek’s main commercial drive, these weekend shows are entirely free and open to the public. The remainder of the Magic Bird Festivals 2016-17 Treasure Fest schedule include: • Cinco de Treasure Fest: May 5-7; 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

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• Freedom Treasure Fest: Monday, July 3; 10am-10pm For more information, visit www.carefreeaz festivals.com or call 480.488.2014.

• Donna J. Grisanti: 39 Bayshore – Mystery, mayhem and suspense illustrate a unique, complicated quest for Carolyn Reynolds. Well received, well developed, fun fiction.

• Dr. Tricia Pingel: Total Health Turnaround – Discover the master key to health: adrenal glands. Reverse diabetes; fight heart disease; beat fatigue. A comprehensive, cutting-edge, all natural plan. • Patricia L Brooks: Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends – Poignant and moving, this book follows a dangerous journey through love addiction, domestic violence and PTSD, and offers hope and inspiration. Books, which will be available for sale and signing, range from $10 to $35. Bring cash or checks. There will be cake and tea to celebrate along with the authors. To register, call 480.488.2286. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For additional information, visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

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• Eric Heisner: T. H. Elkman – The journey of a westerner, a boisterous gambler and a young cowboy as they escort horses from Colorado to the wilds of Montana while being plagued by rustlers, Indians and nature.

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Youth Football & Cheer Season Registration Underway Cave Creek Youth Football and Cheer, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization celebrating its 16th season of service to the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix areas, recently announced information for its upcoming 2017 youth football season. Cave Creek Youth Football is a charter member of the local Phoenix American Youth Football League, the premier youth league in Arizona. Registration for 2017 is now available online where parents can register for the following programs:

• Tackle Football: All Tackle Football coaches are certified with the USA Football “Heads Up Football” training program, which stresses player health and safety in practices and games. At least two team staff members are also required to be Red Cross CPR certified and have certified medical staff at all games. The Tackle season will begin with player equipment hand out Saturday, July 22, with team practice starting Monday, July 24. The first week of the 10-game football season is August 26. For ages 7 to 13; fee is $425. • Cheer: All Cheer coaches are certified for proper training, including the health and safety of participants. An age appropriate cheer uniform will be provided. For ages 5 to 14; fee is $150.

Parents are encouraged to register and pay all fees online at www.cavecreekfootball.com. Remaining walk-in registration dates are May 13 and June 10 at Lone Mountain Elementary School. Practice will begin Monday, July 24, and again for the organization’s 16th year, “home” games will be played at the Cactus Shadows High School football stadium. Cave Creek Youth Football and Cheer is always looking for local sponsorships to help offset the costs in running a local youth program. If interested, visit www.cavecreekfootball.com, click on the Sponsorship page and donate online.


Representatives from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) paid a visit to Desert Schools Federal Credit Union’s Papago office Wednesday, March 15, to present its Patriot Award to branch manager and Cave Creek resident Michelle Kurth. The award is given to an employer who has voluntarily decided to hold an employee’s position while he or she serves in the National Guard. The award was proudly presented by two ESGR representatives, Frank Sandell and Dan Irving. Since its inception, several thousands have been honored with the award. Once an employer receives this award, if they are selected again they are eligible to receive the national award, which is only given to 15 organizations annually.

Award recipient Michelle Kurth

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L-R: Dan Irving (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s area chair, Arizona), award recipient Michelle Kurth, Frank Sandell (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Employer outreach coordinator, Arizona)

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Local Business Owners Kickoff ‘WOWOB’ Movement

Local Artist Spotlight: Calvin Rainwater Calvin Rainwater’s EP “Sinners & Saints” was released April 14. Here is a bit about this local musician from his website, www.calvinrainwater.com. “Raised in a small town in Arizona, Calvin Rainwater has always felt a passion for music. Drawn to his grandfather’s guitar, he would often spend hours sitting on the lowest branch of his grandmother’s orange tree, playing around with the guitar and singing Don Williams to the sound of it. He began taking guitar lessons from a neighborhood friend’s father at the age of eight. When sitting down to write, Calvin often reflects on his achievements and failures, thoughts and feelings until he finds the special spark that will bring his next song to life. Often, he finds himself forming relationships through his songs and having strangers turn into best friends simply through the magic of his music.”

Fundraiser To Benefit Fetch Foundation The Arizona Chapter of the National Concierge Association presents its Seventh Annual Fundraiser & Silent Auction Thursday, May 18, 5:30-8:30pm. This year a portion of the proceeds raised will benefit The Fetch Foundation (www.thefetchfoundation.com), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting displaced animals and providing “The Fido Bag” to local first responders to assist when there is a tragedy including a pet. The program supplies local fire departments with the necessary pet emergency equipment and training so pets can receive medical help immediately at the point of rescue. The Fetch Foundation also assists families who cannot afford the veterinary care in these situations with funds to save their beloved pet. In addition, the organization’s Search and Service program identifies dogs that have been discarded or surrendered whose personalities may do well as Search and Rescue K9’s or become service dogs. The event will be held at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 6333 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale (www.flemingssteakhouse.com). Admission is $5. For updates, visit www.facebook.com/ncaarizonachapter.

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Why should one do business with a Womanowned, Woman-operated business (WOWOB)? Because they’re different. WOWOBs have a big social impact as well as an economic impact. Studies done by the Women’s Philanthropic Institute and others show that they are more philanthropic at every income level, and give to charity more often and in larger amounts. These businesses also invest a higher percentage of their earnings in their families and communities, spreading wealth and creating a higher impact on future development, according to studies by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, published in the Harvard Business Review. “Knowing some of these statistics about WOWOBs, several of us talked about the need to help each other,” explains Jackie Wszalek, owner of Splash Printing and Marketing in Scottsdale. She joined forces with Wendy McClellan of Structure for Success, Scottsdale, and Mike Bull of the Women’s Business Institute, Phoenix, to launch the movement. “Women-owned businesses are rising in their numbers,” says Wszalek. “With rising success, they will increase social responsibility efforts, which may well change the way we all think about business responsibility.” The organization just launched its website and already has signed up 30 companies as members. “We are based in the Phoenix area, but a WOWOB in any city can join,” Wszalek explains. There is no cost to search the business directory to find a business in any of 30 categories. A low-cost yearly membership includes a listing in the online directory, a decal to display in the office, a logo to put on one’s website, and cards to give to friends, customers, clients, employees or anyone who can help spread the word that there is a difference using a WOWOB. For more information about membership or sponsorship, visit www.wowob. org, email info@wowob.org or call 480.447.9218.

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May 10

Marcia Ball Musical Instrument Museum

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Seussical JR

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Musical Theatre of Anthem www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org; 623.336.6001

Carnival of Illusion Mesa Arts Center

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Ken Koshio Taiko Extravaganza – Salt of the Earth Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org; 480.499.8587

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Rhythm Edition

Ballet Arizona at Symphony Hall www.balletaz.org; 602.381.1096

Casino Arizona Club Night www.casinoarizona.com; 480.850.7777

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Blue October

Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings

Celebrity Theatre www.celebritytheatre.com; 602.267.1600, Ext. 1

Talking Stick Resort Arena www.phoenixmercury.com

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René Marie

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John Pizzarelli Trio

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Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever

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Todrick Hall: Straight Outta OZ Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

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Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org; 480.478.6000

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Once Upon a Mattress Theater Works www.theaterworks.org; 623.815.7930

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Tift Merritt Musical Instrument Museum

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Adam J. Johnson Jazz Collective Mesa Arts Center

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Los Lonely Boys Mesa Arts Center

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Rock Lobster @ Sips & Sounds

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Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends

The Shops Gainey Village www.theshopsgaineyvillage.com

Mesa Arts Center

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The Chainsmokers Gila River Arena www.gilariverarena.com; 800.745.3000

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It’s a Musical World Theatre Artists Studio www.thestudiophx.org; 602.765.0120

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The Three Wishes Great AZ Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

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The Book of Mormon ASU Gammage www.asugammage.com; 480.965.3434


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Phoenix Comicon

Ballet Arizona Spring Performance

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Orpheum Theatre

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Dead & Company

Celebrity Theatre

Ak-Chin Pavilion www.ticketmaster.com

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Funk Fest May 26

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New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen Musical Instrument Museum

Talking Stick Resort Arena www.livenation.com

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Morgan James

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Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Eli Young Band

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Hot Club of Cowtown

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Jackie Greene

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Brelby Theatre Company www.brelby.com

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Mother Mother Last Exit Live www.dannyzeliskopresents.com

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Experience Polynesia

Intangible Heritage Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix www.musicanovaaz.com; 480.585.4485

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An Evening with Acoustic Hot Tuna Musical Instrument Museum

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Ballet Arizona at Desert Botanical Garden

The Sweet Remains May 23

Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Ann Wilson of Heart Celebrity Theatre

Topia May 24

John Legend with Gallant Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

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Phoenix Mercury Kick Off 2017 Season The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury announced its regular season schedule for the 2017 campaign, the 21st season in franchise and league history. Coming off a fourth consecutive trip to the WNBA Semifinals (seventh appearance in the last eight years), and led by Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, Phoenix will open the 2017 season hosting the Fry’s Food Stores Home Opener Sunday, May 14, at 3pm, against the Dallas Wings at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Mercury’s 34-game slate will cover 113 days, running from May 14 to September 3, and featuring 17 home games in front of the X-Factor, the WNBA’s best fans, at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The extended season schedule was done with both fans and players in mind, as the increased number of days will maximize weekend games and minimize back-to-back sets. For the first time in franchise history, Phoenix will not play any back-to-back games in 2017. League-leaders in attendance the last three seasons, the Mercury opens with consecutive home games for the first time since 2010 and will play four of its first five games in Downtown Phoenix over a 13-day span. Tuesday through Saturday Mercury home games will begin at 7pm, with the exception of national television games, and all Sunday contests will tip at 3pm. Phoenix’s annual matinee home game will tipoff at 12:30pm Wednesday, July 19 against Indiana. Tickets for the 2017 Fry’s Food Stores Home Opener Sunday, May 14, and the other 16 Mercury regular season home games, can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting www.phoenixmercury.com.

2017 Shelley Award Recognizes Advocacy Pioneers Ten Pioneers of Advocacy from across the state will be honored with Shelley Awards for their dedicated work on behalf of arts and culture during the formative years of arts advocacy in Arizona that helped create the vibrant arts and culture environment enjoyed today, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The Shelley Award, named after former Arizona Commission on the Arts executive director Shelley Cohn, is presented annually to recognize individuals who have advanced Arizona arts and culture through strategic and innovative leadership to create and support public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona. Pioneers of Advocacy being honored are: • Dino DeConcini and Beth Murfee DeConcini, Tucson – Arts, philanthropy and advocacy leaders • Katie Dusenberry, Tucson – Corporate philanthropy and arts leader • Shirley Estes, Tucson – Corporate philanthropy and arts leader • Terry Goddard, Phoenix – Former mayor of Phoenix • Myra Millinger, Phoenix – Foundation leader and arts advocate • Gene Polk, Prescott – Foundation leader and arts advocate • Kim Sterling-Heflin, Phoenix – Corporate philanthropy and arts leader

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• Richard and Linda Whitney, Phoenix – Arts, philanthropy and advocacy leaders They will be recognized with a musical tribute during the 36th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, May 4 at the Phoenician Resort. Since 1981, more than 200 artists, individuals, arts and cultural organizations, educators and businesses have received Governor’s Arts Awards. For registration information and to purchase tickets, visit www. azcitizensforthearts.org.


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Experience LDV Winery In Downtown Scottsdale Discover wines that are true Chiricahua Mountain fruit

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Local & National Breweries Converge At AmeriCAN Festival

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Professionally produced by HDE Agency in partnership with SanTan Brewing Company, the award winning, seventh annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is expanding to a new location this year at the Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. With so much more room for activities and centrally located in the heart of Phoenix, the new location will allow for more beer, food and fun. Celebrating the canned craft beer revolution, AmeriCAN is set for Saturday, May 13, from 12-6pm, featuring more than 250 canned craft beers from over 100 local and national breweries across 40 states, including beers not previously available in the state of Arizona. Other highlights include live music, food, a beer science garden, seminars, beer Olympic games and a rare beer garden. AmeriCAN isn’t just a festival, it’s also a competition. The week before the festival, more than 40 certified craft beer judges will gather to taste and vote for their favorites in nine categories including IPA, American Pale Ale, English Pale Ale, Wheat Beers, Stouts and Porters, Ambers and Browns, Golds, Blondes, Pilsners and Light Lagers, Fruit and Specialty Beer. Gold, silver and bronze winners will

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The art of making wine has much in common with having a baby. Both creations bring joy and happiness yet are fallible existences that will endure many trials and tribulations throughout its lifetime. I have the pleasure of doing weekly wine tastings in LDV Winery’s Scottsdale tasting room, part of the Scottsdale Wine Trail. Curt Dunham and Peggy Fiandaca are the owners of the award winning LDV Wine Gallery and Lawrence Dunham Vineyards. Dunham often shares stories about their journey. When he speaks of this transition of life, the expression on his face is one of a proud parent. There were risks associated with starting and developing their vineyard. However, the second they laid eyes on the unique 40 acres of land in Southeastern Arizona, in the Chiricahua Mountain region, it became their baby. It had luscious volcanic soil, the water tested well for grapes and no agriculture had previously been grown on the land. The land, very different from any other plot, was destined to share its character with the world. They agreed to adopt the 100 percent estate philosophy, which meant all grapes would be grown, produced and bottled on the property. Grapes exposed to UV, at this altitude and with this terrain, have the potential to be like the big fruit wonder grapes of the Rhone Valley in France. “It would be an injustice not to grow what we knew would truly thrive here,” Dunham said. They made the commitment to grow quality grapes and Dunham took on the winemaker job himself. No nannies in their house! The first crop came earlier than they had anticipated and by 2009 LDV produced 100 cases of wine. The 2015 harvest has nearly 3,000 cases. The 2016 is considerably lower due to a change in pruning practices to improve long term vine sustainability. Read the rest of “Experience LDV Winery” online now at news.CITYSunTimes.com.

Sip, Savor, Saunter, Repeat At Urban Wine Walk be announced via live stream May 6 at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Arizona Society of Homebrewers. The Arizona Society of Homebrewers strives to preserve and promote the time-honored tradition of homebrewing and to recognize it as an art form through information, education and dedicated practices. For additiaonl information, visit www. azhomebrewers.org.

Urban Wine Walk is a self-guided tasting tour that encourages participants to explore Downtown Phoenix, socialize, experience local bars and restaurants and sample fabulous wines. Participating locations are conveniently located along the light rail corridor stretching from uptown to downtown, making it a cinch to get around. This pedestrian-friendly tour is truly a ticket aboard an urban food and wine expedition. Each participating location offers wine samples for $2 or $3, which includes a delicious hors d’oeuvre. Things to keep in mind: • Bring cash and don’t forget to tip your servers • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sense of adventure The Phoenix Urban Wine Walk will take place Saturday, May 6, from 1-6pm. For more information, visit www.dtphx.org/things-to-do/winewalk.


Village Health Clubs & Spas To Host Cycle for the Cure

Tips To Keep Your Child Safe Around Water This Summer Few things are as much fun as splashing around at the beach or in a backyard pool, but not every child is confident about taking the plunge. “For some children, the idea of getting in the water and trying to swim can be a bit frightening,” says K.J. Hales, author of It’s Hard to Swim, the most recent addition to the Life’s Little Lessons by Ellie the Wienerdog educational picture book series (www. ellietheweinerdog.com). “But with the proper positive reinforcement, they can overcome their fears and discover just how much fun swimming can be.” May is National Water Safety Month, a good time for parents to consider teaching their children how to swim. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports swimming lessons for most children 4 years and older. Water safety classes can also reduce the risk of drowning in younger children, the pediatrics group reports, but advises that because children develop at different rates, not all will be ready to swim at the same age. “Most children are around water in some form, whether it’s a pool, a river, a pond, a lake or the ocean,” says Hales. “So learning to swim isn’t just for fun. It’s also important for safety.” The Pediatric Academy cites several watersafety tips for parents, including: • Never – even for a moment – leave small children alone or in the care of another young child while in bathtubs, pools, spas or wading pools, or near irrigation ditches or standing water. • Empty water from buckets and other containers immediately after use. • To prevent drowning in toilets, young children should not be left alone in the bathroom. • Closely supervise children in and around water. With infants, toddlers and weak swimmers, an adult should be within an arm’s length.

Special Springtime Detoxifying Treatment Offered Now that spring is here, it’s time to not only spring clean your home, but consider cleaning out your body as well. Onyx Body Shaping & Slim Spa is offering a “Spring Cleaning Detoxifying Treatment” to help clean up the lymphatic system. During the entire month of May, Onyx will offer a therapeutic, 20-minute detox for just $20. Regular price for the treatment is $75. This special deal will also be free on Memorial Day, May 29, for all active and retired members of the military. Advanced registration is required. Onyx Body Shaping & Slim Spa specializes in offering neuromuscular stimulation therapy – a form of passive exercise – by placing electrodes on the body while the client is relaxing and lying down. The spa is located at 13802 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 119, Scottsdale. For information, and to register, call Onyx at 480.652.3322 or visit www.onyxbody.com.

• If children are in out-of-home child care, ask about exposure to water and the ratio of adults to children. • If you have a pool, install a four-sided fence that is at least four feet high to limit access to the pool. The fence should be hard to climb (not chain-link) and have a self-latching, self-closing gate.

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The Seventh Annual Cycle for the Cure, a two-hour, heart-pumping indoor cycling event and festive fundraiser benefiting TGen’s cancer research, will be held Sunday, May 7, at all four Valley locations of The Village Health Clubs & Spas in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler. Plus, the 2017 Cycle for the Cure also includes yoga and fitness classes for a donation (Camelback and DC Ranch locations only). Using The Village genomic sequencing, TGen helps doctors match the appropriate therapy to each patient’s DNA profile, producing the greatest patient benefit. This year, Cycle for the Cure is focused on raising research funds for work on a revolutionary diagnostic method called “liquid biopsies” - biomarkers in circulating blood - as a means of providing patients and their doctors with early detection of disease. Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen president and research director, will be among TGen’s renowned scientists participating in Cycle for the Cure. “Funds raised by Cycle for the Cure remain in Arizona for TGen research. Local research means local patients benefit first,” says Robyn DeBell, one of the event’s co-chairs. “Being involved in TGen is like having a sneak peek at the future of medicine.” To sign up, register at a local Village location (www.villageclubs.com) or visit www.tgenfoundation.org/cycle.

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• Parents, caregivers and pool owners should learn CPR. • Do not use air-filled swimming aids (such as inflatable arm bands) in place of life jackets. •

All children should wear a life jacket when riding in a boat. Small children and non-swimmers should also wear one at water’s edge.

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City of Phoenix Honored As Pacesetter For Early Literacy Work

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SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will kick off some exciting new programs next school year. Starting in August, the Gifted Pre-Kindergarten Academy will open its doors at Redfield Elementary School. As a result, students as young as age four can qualify for SUSD gifted services. The sooner we can Dr. A. Denise Birdwell identify gifted students and further challenge them, Superintendent, the more we can stretch their learning. Even at this Scottsdale Unified School District early age, we can start instilling the love of learning that will carry them through the rest of their school years – and lives. To find out more about our new Gifted Pre-K Academy, including entrance requirements, visit gifted. susd.org. We also look forward to launching a second, dual language immersion (DLI) program. Desert Canyon Elementary School (DCES) will begin a voluntary Mandarin Chinese program with this fall’s kindergarten class. The Mandarin program will follow the class from grade to grade through DCES, to Desert Canyon Middle School, where Mandarin I will be offered starting this fall, and on to Desert Mountain High School, at which time students will be prepared to take Honors and Advanced Placement courses in Mandarin. Each successive kindergarten class will also be offered the Mandarin option, so that eventually all six grade levels at DCES will have it. DCES students at all grade levels are studying Chinese culture this school year. The Desert Canyon program is based on the successful Spanish DLI program at Pueblo Elementary School that started 11 years ago. Why Mandarin Chinese? The U.S. State Department has named Mandarin as one of its three ‘strategic’ world languages because of its crucial importance to U.S. economic, business, cultural and diplomatic relationships. We want to provide SUSD students with every competitive edge possible in college and career choices! To contact Dr. Birdwell, call 480.484.6120. For more information on the Scottsdale Unified School District, visit www.susd.org.

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The City of Phoenix is being honored as a Pacesetter by the Grade-Level Reading (GLR) campaign for its exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced by low-income family children on their path to becoming proficient readers. “The future of our city and our economy is directly tied to the success of these children,” says Mayor Greg Stanton. “We have a duty and a moral obligation to do all we can as a city and as a community to make sure our children learn how to read.” The Read On Phoenix initiative (www.phoenix.gov/readon), which partners closely with community stakeholders, was recognized in the following areas: • Identifying most proven and promising literacy strategies, programs and practices • Supporting parent success and addressing the health determinants of early school success • Driving with data to establish baselines, set targets, track progress and ensure shared accountability • Building cross-sector collaboration, community-wide mobilization and a coalition of local funders committed to achieving the result • Prioritizing children and families in public housing and reaching those children who are especially vulnerable • Utilizing technology to expand reach, mobilize constituencies and improve service delivery Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a critical milestone toward high school graduation and career success because it marks the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” National tests show that two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders (four-fifths of whom are from low-income families) are not reading proficiently. Students who have not mastered reading by that time are more likely to drop out of high school and struggle throughout their lives.

Young Sounds of Arizona will host tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, who will be joining its ensembles Monday, May 8, at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale for a free performance that is open to the public. “Jerry Bergonzi is a fantastic saxophonist and truly understands jazz at its core,” says Young Sounds director Andrew Gross. “We are thrilled that he will be working with our students and performing with them as well. This is such a unique opportunity for Young Sounds members.” The weekend will include a master class with Bergonzi that is also free and open to the public. “We love the idea of providing the opportunity to learn from Mr. Bergonzi to jazz students throughout the valley,” stated Gross. “Music is about community and this is a great opportunity for the community to come together and engage in jazz.” The master class will be held Sunday, May 7, from 3:30-5pm at the Professional Musicians of AZ Union Hall, 1202 East Oak Street in Phoenix.

Each year, Young Sounds invites a guest artist to work with the students in an effort to broaden their understanding of jazz and give them the experience of studying and performing with professional musicians. The guest artist program has become a favorite among Young Sounds’ members. Admission to the concert, which begins at 7pm, is free as part of Young Sounds’ commitment to community outreach. Young Sounds is also accepting donations to their scholarship fund. Each year scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to their musical studies (which includes dedication to rehearsals and performances), who demonstrate a strong technical ability and passion for their art and who wholeheartedly understand the value of teamwork. For information, call 602.253.5406 or visit www.youngsounds.org.


Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour The Jerome Chamber of Commerce is preparing its yearly exploration of the back streets of this historic mining town with the 52nd Annual Home and Building Tour. Save the dates of May 20-21 for a look at some never before shown gems in the mile-high town. Visitors may have wondered about the large building on Hill Street on the way up to the Grand Hotel. The owners of the Clubhouse will open their doors for a preview of this amazing structure. Originally a hospital, in 1928 the mining company decided to create a clubhouse for employees and residents of Jerome and Clarkdale. There was a modern library, ballroom, meeting rooms, kitchen, ladies lounge and cloakroom. The building is about to be renovated into beautiful

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The Princess Balcony at The Clubhouse Photo by Michael Thompson

condos and guests will have a tour of the spaces before their transformation. Six more homes are on the tour including a charming small house on The Boardwalk. Park out at the 300 level and a bus will bring visitors to town for tickets. The tour starts with ticket sales at Spook Hall on Hull Avenue. As last year, adults will pay $20 and $10 for kids. Free for children under 3. There will be lots of steps so wear comfortable shoes and prepare for an adventure. Three of the venues by the Clubhouse are close enough to walk from one to the next. Then board a van to be driven to a home in The Gulch. Back in the van, guests will be driven to the North/ Dundee area for a look at three more homes, all filed with charm and loving attention to detail. Visit www.jeromechamber.com for advance ticket sales or call the Chamber at 928.634.2900.

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Open House & Sale At Prescott Valley’s Bronzesmith Join Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery for its Annual Open House Friday, May 26, and Bronze Sculpture Sale Friday and Saturday, May 26-27. Friday, the Bronzesmith team will be on hand to share their knowledge of the fascinating bronze casting process with special bronze pours scheduled at 10am and 12pm. Featured are local artists Carl Wolf and Deb Gessner. They will be having a one-of-a-kind foundry proof sale both Friday and Saturday. Bronzesmith Fine Art Gallery has one of the largest and most unique selections of limited edition bronze sculptures available for sale in the gallery and on its website. Casting the work of over 50 current sculptors, many of whom are prestigious award winning and world renowned, gives the serious art collector a one stop shop for bonze purchases. From western and wildlife to contemporary Native American, military equestrian, figurative and outdoor pieces, “we have something for everyone.” Meet the artisans, mix and mingle, tour the foundry and enjoy the gallery and sculpture garden Friday from 9am-4pm; Saturday from 9am-2pm. The event is free and open to the public. Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery is located at 7331 East Second Street in Prescott Valley. For more information, call 928.772.72378 or visit www.bronzesmith.com.

Artist Carl Wolf “Porkchop” by Carl Wolf

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Ninth Annual Overland Expo West

• The most dynamic and centrally located Camel Trophy Expedition Skills Area yet • A challenging driving course hosted by Land Rover • Tire testing track by BFGoodrich • Flagstaff food trucks and hosted happy hours • Free shuttle service to and from surrounding forest camping and Flagstaff hotels

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Overland Expo returns to Arizona for its annual show at a brand new venue: the Fort Tuthill County Park, just a few minutes south of Flagstaff off Interstate 17. Overlanding is exploring the world by self-guided means, in your own vehicle or on your own motorcycle. The journey is the purpose in overlanding. The most cost-effective way to overland is to camp along the way, though many people alternate camping with hotels, hostels or couch-surfing. During the weekend of May 12-14, Overland Expo West 2017 will welcome more than 10,000 people from around the globe who will arrive at the Coconino County owned property, whose grounds include a historic Army fort. Surrounded by tall ponderosa pines, the venue offers all-weather access with plenty of pavement and parking, grandstands, a large stage and pavilion, a large building for the theater / social hours, and an organized campground with room for 1,000 units, as well as access to unlimited camping in adjacent Coconino National Forest at 7,800 feet. In addition, there are dozens of miles of mountain biking trails and an adventure course right in the venue. Highlights of this year’s event include:

Overland Expo is an annual event, founded in Arizona in 2009, that brings together overlanding enthusiasts and the rapidly growing industry that serves them. This three-day weekend is designed to educate and inspire people to get out and explore their world – there are hundreds of session-hours of classes, workshops, and roundtable programs for four-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycle enthusiasts; a large trade exposition with exhibitors, vendors, authors and filmmakers; and evening inspirational programs and music. For complete details, visit www. overlandexpo.com.

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Verde Valley Wine Festival Expands To Two Days The Second Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival returns to the historic Clarkdale Town Park May 13 and May 14, for two great days of wine, beer, spirits, food, live music and art. The Verde Valley Wine Festival is Northern Arizona’s premier wine and culinary festival, presented by Four Eight Wineworks (www. four8wineworks.com) and the nonprofit organization Made in Clarkdale (www.madeinclarkdale.org). Due to a sell-out crowd at the inaugural event in 2016, event organizers are excited to announce that the second annual event will be held over two days Mother’s Day weekend from 12-4pm. VIP attendees will receive early admission at 11am as part of their VIP experience.

The event highlights the community of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley at large, with the goal of featuring the finest Arizona wineries, breweries, spirits and restaurants who are committed to creating homegrown products. Attendees at the festival will enjoy viticulture lectures, live music from local bands and art produced by Made in Clarkdale artists. Each day of the festival will feature different restaurants, musicians, artists and guest speakers, offering a unique experience for attendees each day. Tickets for the Verde Valley Wine Festival are on sale at www.verdevalleywinefestival.com through Friday, May 12, or until sold out.

The Collective Sedona plays host to opening night festivities

Lineup Of Luminaries Announced For Conscious Film Convergence Some of the most influential leaders working to advance conscious film content will headline this year’s Conscious Film Convergence (CFC) in Sedona, June 2-4. CFC is the industry component of the Illuminate Film Festival, the country’s premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema, joining together world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels and excursions that complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators and new thought-leaders. Geared to filmmakers, CFC offers attendees a valuable opportunity to learn from and interact with speakers at sessions and nightly parties. The keynote speaker will be awardwinning cinematographer, director, producer and time-lapse pioneer, Louis Schwartzberg presenting “Catalyzing Positive Change in Trying Times.” His talk will address how cinema can be used create the shift in consciousness needed to sustain and

celebrate life. Schwartzberg’s three TED talks have gone viral with almost 50 million combined views. Sandra de Castro Buffington, founding director of the UCLA Global Media Center for Social Impact will lead a discussion on “Storytelling for Conscious Impact,” between filmmakers and scriptwriters who are communicating deeper messages to mainstream audiences. For information on additional presenters, visit the Festival website. CFC tickets are included in an All-Access pass that gives entry to all 22 films, parties and CFC events for $349. The premier film festival for conscious cinema, Illuminate Film Festival will be held May 31-June 4, with a launch party held at The Collective Sedona May 31 from 6:309:30pm. CFC events will be held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. For tickets or additional information, visit www.illuminatefilmfestival.com.


San Diego’s annual Gator By The Bay, the “largest, most-authentic Louisianathemed music and food festival this side of the bayou” will be held May 11-14. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club (www.icajunzydeco.com), it features four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, southern cuisine including 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, nonstop live music, dancing, shopping opportunities and family fun at Spanish Landing Park on beautiful San Diego Bay across from the airport.

Since its inception in 2001, the festival has grown to showcase an array of music choices from blues, salsa, zydeco, Cajun and a taste of country, including Grammy winning artists directly from Louisiana, legendary Chicago and California blues artists, rockabilly and roots performers and award-winning salsa and Latin bands. The festival will kick-off with a concert headlined by Grammy nominated blues singer and pianist, Marcia Ball, Thursday, May 11, from 6-10:30pm. The festival boasts five wooden dance floors, including two 3,000 square foot shaded dance floors at each of the two main stages. For those who want to shake shimmy or stomp their feet in other than free style, there will be free lessons by some of the finest dance instructors in the country.

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The French Quarter Food Court features the authentic tastes of Louisiana, with many vendors making the cross-country trip just for the festival. Revelers will fill up on fresh Louisiana-raised crawfish, boudin sausage, catfish, alligator, barbecue and oysters. A mouth-watering selection of Louisiana favorites will be available, including gumbo, jambalaya, po’ boys and etouffée. For dessert there will be a Southern selection of beignets, sweet potato pie, homemade ice cream, pralines and bread pudding. Find all festival, ticket, lodging, parking and free shuttle information at www.gatorbythebay.com.

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Northern Idaho Resort Offers Cool Summer Escape Interested in the “ultimate” cool down? Escape to Coeur d’Alene Casino with non-stop flights from Phoenix to Spokane International Airport. This Northern Idaho travel destination offers comfortable daytime highs of 83 degrees in July – ideal for a summer vacation or a quick weekender.

Named by Vacation News among the “Top 10 Mountain Towns in America,” Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is making a name as a desirable summer travel destination and Coeur d’Alene Casino is on the short list for places to stay in Northern Idaho and is the ideal summer base camp for unlimited outdoor recreation, top-ranked golf at the resort’s Circling Raven Golf Club, incredible events, exciting gaming action, a luxury spa and

the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s grand legacy of hospitality. The property features 300 rooms and suites, six distinct restaurants, 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering more than 1,400 video gaming

machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square foot luxury Spa Ssakwa’q’n voted “first” for “Resort spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012), and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. Like Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. For information, visit www.cdacasino.com.

New Houseboats To Launch On Lake Powell

With summer travel season around the corner, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas announced the newest addition to its diverse fleet of houseboats – the Wanderer. Six new custom-built Wanderer houseboats, offering bountiful amenities and the latest in houseboating comfort and technology, will be available for rental in June. The Wanderers are 59 feet long and 18 feet wide, featuring a monohull design with four queen-sized staterooms, two bathrooms, a screened upper deck driving helm that includes a wet bar and a barbeque. On the top deck, guests will enjoy convertible dinettes, a 48-inch LED TV with Blu-ray players and an enclosed waterpark-inspired spiral tube slide. The Wanderer was specially built for Lake Powell with a reverse design, which places living areas in the aft section of the boat. This design maximizes views of the stunning scenery from all living areas while allowing for greater privacy in the bedrooms. The Wanderer can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Boating enthusiasts have welcomed the news that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation projects inflows to Lake Powell to be 134 percent of average in 2017. With the increased water levels at the lake and the opportunity to vacation on these next-generation Wanderer houseboats, the guest experience at Lake Powell, which boast 186 miles of water and 96 canyons, will truly be redefined. The Wanderer is now available to book for June departures and beyond. For more information, call 888.896.3829 or visit www.lakepowell.com.


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Duri y of Phoenix call Arizona their er and glue wing it sprin wat allo ng s of the event, fans ent g training hom solution of visitors the elem can watch all See Pages the Final Four team e. With 10 it from facilities hosti thousands s practice and each head coac to protect ng the team nths for hear from s, h. The Final of six mo the Phoenix place in Dow Four Dribble metropolitan upwards ntown Phoenix will take PAGE area holds of children at 11am April claim to the to enjoy. will be given 2. Thousand VisitCarefre their own Final s greatest conc official e.com NCAA basketbal entration of Four T-shirt professional l to dribble and facilities foun the entrance baseball along d anywhere in a route of Fan Fest. ending at the United State offers baseball PAGE “We have been 45 s, and fans the expe working for rience of watc and meeting years as a comm prepare for hing favorite playe this unity to historic even rs in a more ballpark settin t – the first intimate Arizona and g. Cactus Leag Final Four in the first in the ue teams play Valley through West since 1995 in the Rogers, execu April 1. For a ,” says Dawn Cowgirl Up tive director/C complete rund of games, visit EO of the Phoe own www.cactuslea Organizing Com nix Local In Wickenbur ! gue.com. mittee. “We Surprisingly, promise that g despite conti be an unforgett it will attendance nuing recor able experience for each year, d student-athlete the visiting baseball does everyone’s boat, s, alumni, fans, n’t float which is why media and NCAA corporate college hoop Arizona fans champions and s have reaso of partners, n to celebrate as well as Arizo this year as na residents. ” For complete details, visit www.ncaa.com /final-four. |CST

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