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The Performing Season ape c s e An om fr life y a d y ever

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Arizona Opera’s Arizona Lady

By Kathryn M. Miller

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Perl credits an “engaged board, experienced and committed staff and broad base support from individuals, businesses, Arizonan’s are a resilient bunch – anyone who lives through foundations and government.” The Council is also firmly focused a summer in the Valley can attest to that. Economic downturns on serving its audiences now and into the future. are taken in stride. Housing bubble-bursts are recovered “In our case, it’s essential to have strong from. Budgets are cut. Belts are tightened. relationships with artists and programming that’s Yet somehow, progress is made, growth happens relevant to our community,” he says. “It’s going to be and in the midst of it all, art always finds a an extraordinary year for the arts in Scottsdale, and we invite way – to be seen and heard, to exhilarate, to everyone to be part of it.” challenge, or as Pablo Picasso put it, to “wash Arts organizations are also finding ways to breathe new away from the soul the dust of every day life.” life into old art forms. By introducing fresh works that appeal Earlier this year, when the state to broader audiences, Arizona Opera Company has had an announced 2016 budget cuts to the Arizona overwhelming positive response to its Arizona Bold initiative, Commission on the Arts, the organization came back according to General Director Ryan Taylor. with a positive message, with Executive Director The company introduced audiences to Cruzar la Cara de la Robert C. Booker saying, “We remain steadfast Luna and Eugene Onegin this past season and it will continue and determined, committed to the opportunity its bold approach this upcoming season as the first U.S. opera within our mission to imagine a future where company to present Emmerich Kálmán’s Arizona Lady. everyone can participate in and experience “It has been rewarding to discover the depth of talent the arts.” who have heard of the enthusiasm from the community Other arts organizations have faced and are eager to perform with us,” says Taylor. “Our artistic similar challenges and risen to the and production teams have taken particular joy in looking occasion, as represented by their through the company’s 44-year history, discovering titles longevity, such as the Scottsdale Cultural that have never been presented before, engaging some of Council, which is celebrating a number of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Photo by Quinn B. Wharton the brightest singers, designers and directors whose vision milestones this coming year. promises to showcase the relevance of incredible masterworks, “This season we celebrate a number of milestones: the and invigorate new audiences as well.” |CST 40th anniversary of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the 30th anniversary of Scottsdale Public Art, SMoCA’s Look for the 2015-16 Performing Arts Preview “Sweet 16” and the 15th Scottsdale International Film Festival,” beginning on page 70. says Neale Perl, president and CEO of the nonprofit Council.






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The Stage Is Set


Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller

– Oscar Wilde

Creative Director Jenifer Lee

The first professional theater performance I ever attended was a Black Theatre Troupe performance of Ain’t Misbehavin’. I can’t remember how old I was…15 or 16. What I do remember is being absolutely mesmerized by the talented performers. They had an amazing Buffalo Buffalo Chip Chip Saloon Saloon energy, and we gave it right back to them – it was electric! I never knew it was & Steakhouse & Steakhouse possible to reach an audience in that way – or to be so moved by a performance. Live theater has the ability to transport the audience to another place and time; or to bring them right onto the stage with the actors – where the audience is no longer a detached witness, but an active participant. I remember Sam Mendes’ production of Othello – the goose bumps that appeared as Othello stalked Desdemona, in and out of the spotlight…the threat was palpable. And how at the opening lines of “Will I?” from Rent, tears began flowing freely. In just two short sentences, the singer evoked memories of my own friends, long departed. Performing Arts The power of live performance is something that everyone should Season experience – especially our youth. The arts (performing and visual) will engage their imaginations, broaden their horizons and open their eyes to the beauty and life around us and within us. Witnessing dancers perform feats of strength and grace…discovering that language barriers disappear when watching an Italian opera…experiencing waves of music washing over you at a symphony performance – or the quiet intimacy of a singer and her guitar on a street corner. These are all enriching and life-affirming encounters. This month, we preview the upcoming performing arts season. It is about actors, dancers, musicians and artists who work hard at their respective crafts – learning, honing and giving, so that we can all participate. Art, in all of its forms, is communal. As Kenneth Haigh said, “you need three things in the theater – the play, the actors and the audience – and each must give something.” It is time for us the audience to give back to the arts with our attention and energy; and our presence – whether at festivals, in the seats or at the galleries. I’ll be there and hope to see you there as well.

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“The stage is not merely a meeting place of all the arts, “The stage is not merely a meeting place of all but is also the return of art to life.”

the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” – Oscar Wilde

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Munro’s Desert Radiance To Illuminate Scottsdale Experience four of the acclaimed artist’s exhibits British artist Bruce Munro’s work has been displayed throughout the world, from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. In 2015 and 2016, Munro will unveil a series of light-based installations in Greater Scottsdale. Munro’s work is the subject of an unprecedented cultural collaboration entitled Desert Radiance, allowing the artist solo experimentation in scales and environments, from land mass to water, and the domestic to the panoramic. The Desert Radiance collaborators include some of the greater Phoenix area’s preeminent arts organizations, including a newly-commissioned indoor installation at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (October 3 – April 24) and site-specific outdoor installations at the Desert Botanical Garden (November 22 – May 8) and on the Scottsdale Waterfront (beginning in November and running through March), where Munro is the lead artist for Scottsdale Public Art’s annual Canal Convergence event (February 25-28). This alliance of arts presenters is completed by Lisa Sette Gallery’s offering of diverse video installations – including two recently conceived pieces – and smaller scale light-based artworks (November 7 – January 2). With these four distinct exhibitions, Desert Radiance marks the first time Munro will have multiple installations within just a short drive of one another. Experience Munro’s genius using light and mixed media in the distinct Sonoran Desert setting beginning October 3. For detailed information on the exhibits, visit www.scottsdaledesertradiance. com. Learn more about the artist at

Happy Birthday Scottsdale Public Library! What started as a deal between a couple of moms in 1955 has grown to serve more than 1.3 million customers annually at five Scottsdale locations 60 years later. In the summer of 1955, Lou Ann Noel and Beth Fielder started “loaning out” about 300 donated books in a small room in the Adobe House, formerly located just south of the Civic Center Library’s site today, accompanied by their young children, a card table, a floor fan and a recipe file box. The “library” was open only two hours, two days a week. Shortly thereafter, the Scottsdale Women’s Club was chartered, and adopted the library as a community service project. Collectively, they sorted books, checked records, began a physical inventory and extended the hours to include one

evening each week. The Civic Coordinating Council signed the necessary contract of responsibility with the library to continue as a depository branch of the County Library System. Now in 2015, those 300 books have grown into almost a half million books – and electronic books, as well as DVDs – and five library locations in Scottsdale. To celebrate the “birthday” of the Scottsdale Public Library, a Mayor’s Breakfast will be held September 10 from 7:30-9am at the Civic Center Library. Join the celebration and hear more about the library’s history and its future plans. Call 480.312.2466 for reservations. Learn more about the Scottsdale Public Library at Storing books (1959) in the oven at Adobe House, which served as the “library” beginning in 1955.

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I am proud to share that the 29th Annual Mayor’s Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities Award Program will be held on October 15 at the Chaparral Suites Scottsdale. This MAYOR City of Scottsdale committee and its awards ceremony was initiated – by a much-loved former predecessor, Mayor 480.312.3111 Herbert R. Drinkwater – in 1987 as a self-supporting program that recognizes employers of people with disabilities and offers scholarship funding to individuals with disabilities who are continuing their education. There is no cause more worthy of support than the furthering of the education of these wonderful citizens. Categories to be awarded for businesses, organizations and individuals include Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Exemplar Award, Student of the Year, Teacher/Counselor of the Year and Instructional Aide or Paraeducator of the Year. Student Scholarships are to be award to students who are currently in college or college-bound who demonstrate outstanding initiative in overcoming their disability. We have generous donors who show their support for this worthy cause by offering monetary and gift donations, which are awarded to educators, instructors and employers. With our donors’ support we are able to recognize those businesses that make exceptional efforts to employ disabled persons, educators who assist, as well as individuals with a disability themselves who exemplify courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. I am excited to continue this annual event where we celebrate those who are working hard to achieve their dreams and goals despite their disability, as well as the employers and educators that provide the support they need to continue to learn and grow into successful individuals. For more information on this event, please visit



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New French Café Opens At Scottsdale Quarter Those who love French coffee, teas, croissants, gelato, artisan chocolates and other delicious treats now have a new place to enjoy. Le Macaron French Pastries has recently opened in The Scottsdale Quarter and suddenly, it feels as though a little piece of the Champs-Élysées has come to town.

Macarons (not to be confused with a macaroon), are elegant, French cookies that come in a wide variety of flavors and vibrant colors. They look like small, round shells and are created from ground almonds, soft meringue and are filled with chocolate ganache, rich cream, fruit jams and other ingredients. “Macarons are considered to be special-occasion cookies that the French love to put in a box and give as hostess gifts and also serve to guests at special events like birthday parties, anniversaries, bridal showers, and weddings,” says Sandrine Chagnot, who is the co-owner along with her husband, Axel. Both are natives of France. “We are delighted to bring the first Le Macaron French Pastries franchise to The Scottsdale Quarter

and give everyone here a chance to discover what the amazing macaron is all about. They really are incroyable!” This relaxing, gorgeouslydesigned French café will offer 20 different flavors of macarons including Lavender White Chocolate, Lemon Cream, Passion Fruit Dark Chocolate, Coconut, and Madagascar Black Vanilla. All of the macarons sold are gluten-free. The café is currently open but the Chagnot’s are planning to host their official Grand Opening Celebration for the public on Sunday, September 6, from 12-4pm. Free coffee and macarons will be served. There will also be a professional balloon artist creating complimentary balloons for the kids from 1-3pm and different flavored French sodas will also be served to children. Le Macaron French Pastries is located at 15323 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 145, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.948.1099 or visit scottsdale-quarter.

Author’s Event At The Library


Mustang Library will offer a free author event Saturday, September 19, at 2pm. Join the library for author Pat Parish’s presentation of her book, Dutchman and the Devil: The Lost Story. She will explore the tangled trail of truth and fiction that is Dutchman Jacob Waltz’s legacy, the tale of a man – and his shadowy undiscovered partner – who cheat, connive, manipulate and murder their way through the wicked old west. Mustang Library is located at 10101 North 90th Street in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.312.7323 or visit

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Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will offer the SUSD Showcase Saturday, September 26, at Cocopah Middle School, 6615 East Cholla Street in Scottsdale, from 10am-2pm. All 31 SUSD schools will be present. Student performances will occur throughout the event. “The showcase is truly a celebration of the accomplishments and talents of students who attend SUSD schools,” says Kristine Harrington, public information and marketing officer for SUSD. “All of our schools will be present and representatives will be available to share information on the various programs and events occurring at each school. All are invited to join the celebration.” Additionally, the event will showcase the many specialized programs available at various campuses. From robotics, to academics, arts and athletics, this event provides an opportunity to connect with all SUSD schools. Information will be shared regarding individual schools as well as calendars of upcoming events. Performances will include students from all learning communities. A student art display will also be showcased at the event and will include art samples from all grade levels. The event will include food trucks, door prizes and family fun. “The showcase is our opportunity to thank the community for their support of the override and to provide an opportunity for community members to see the wonderful programming their dollars are supporting,” says Dr. David Peterson, superintendent of Scottsdale Unified School District. The event is open to all stakeholders including Scottsdale Unified families and community members. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit


SUSD Showcase: A Celebration Of Learning



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Luxury Homes Come To Scottsdale Arts District The Downtown Scottsdale Arts District is getting a stylish new neighbor – six new neighbors, in fact, as part of a new collection of contemporary single-family luxury homes now under construction in the heart of the bustling arts scene. Designed by architect John Douglas, each residence is designed to fit the way owners want to live – a premier location in a home filled with light, elegance and modern conveniences. After years of urban sprawl, the pendulum has officially swung back into Downtown Scottsdale with more than 1,000 residential living spaces currently under construction within the parameters of Scottsdale’s hip urban core. “Residential enclaves like The Douglas are fueling the urban scene that’s shifting the area away from being a day-time or night-time destination,” says Lorenzo Perez, director of development for Venue Projects ( and creator of The Douglas. “For the first time ever, Downtown Scottsdale has truly emerged as 24 hour environment with people living, working and playing in the urban core of the city. There is continually a growing demand for developers to deliver more residential to the area, and The Douglas is one of the first to offer single family luxury homes in the heart of the exhilarating Downtown Scottsdale arts scene,” he says. Being part of Scottsdale’s renowned Arts District, The Douglas was designed to fuse art with architecture in a dynamic way. Each 2,390-square-foot, two-story home features views of Camelback Mountain, two master suites with a den/office, a chef-inspired kitchen with SubZero and Wolf appliances, a private outdoor courtyard for entertaining and a two car garage. A private elevator option is available in select floor plans. For more information, visit www.


Musicology Opens In Scottsdale

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Parents with babies, toddlers and children up to three-and-a-half years of age are invited to try a free, 30-minute music class on Saturday, September 12, from 9am-3pm at the new Musicology music studio that recently opened in Scottsdale. Musicology classes offer a way for parents and caregivers to spend quality time with their little ones while children get to explore different musical instruments, creative movement, dancing and singing. Musicology’s parent/child classes are designed to develop children’s language and motor skills, rhythm, confidence and creativity. Classes are divided into specific developmental age groups to enhance the learning and fun. “Infant Rhythms” class for newborns to five months of age; “Baby Beats” for six months to 14 months; “Mini Mozarts” for 15 to 28 months; “Beethovens” for 28 months to three-and-a-half years. Advanced registration is required. To reserve a spot, call 480.596.4020 or email Musicology is located at 13802 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 129. For more information, visit



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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Fights To End Childhood Hunger One in five children in the United States face hunger every day. With those statistics in mind, and in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign this month ( In an effort to help end childhood hunger, any time guests dine at Grimaldi’s throughout September, they will be able to donate to the No Kid Hungry charity. As a way of saying “thank you,” guests who donate will receive a gift card from Grimaldi’s matching their donation amount, to use on their next visit. All of the proceeds raised will benefit No Kid Hungry. “No child should have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from. The struggle of childhood hunger hits close to home, and knowing that Grimaldi’s can make a difference means a lot. Everyone within the Grimaldi’s family is looking forward to partnering with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in our local communities,” says Eric Greenwald, president of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and No Kid Hungry board member. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority. To find a nearby restaurant location or for additional information, visit

Hi Fi Reopens In Scottsdale Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, housed inside a sleek, glass-lined indoor-outdoor space in the heart of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, reopened in August. Hi Fi has upgraded its showstopper: a 45-foot digital graffiti wall that projects an ever-evolving array of 3D images with a “first of its kind in Arizona” lighting and video system to create an even-more stunning audiovisual experience. Not to mention, an amped up food and drink menu featuring all-new chef-crafted comfort foods and an expanded selection of hand-crafted cocktails and Hi Fi’s top-selling adult milkshakes. Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Suite 110, in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.970.5000 or visit

To help business leaders and entrepreneurs harness the power of networking, Tish Times is looking for partners to join the first annual Unstoppable Confidence Networking Conference to be held in Tempe September 17-19. Times is on a mission to bring a sense of purpose and authenticity back to networking. A corporate executiveturned-entrepreneur, she combines proven networking strategies with inter-personal awareness as the owner of HireTimes Training & Coaching Group (

She works with entrepreneurs and executives to amplify their business and increase profits through harnessing the power of networking. Times is also an international bestselling author of Bold is Beautiful, Breakthrough to Business Strategies. The Unstoppable Confidence Networking Conference is an event designed to catapult entrepreneurs’ and business leaders’ confidence, proficiency and strategy for networking. “You don’t have to be naturally outspoken or charismatic to be

successful at networking,” says Times. “You do have to be prepared.” Purposeful, tactical networking preparation is the goal of the conference, accompanied by a powerful mindset shift. During the conference, attendees will recognize and transform

unproductive habits, employ sharpened communication skills, and ascertain the impetus of low self-confidence to increase their income in ways previously unexplored. Visit to learn more.


Networking Conference For Emerging Business Leaders

Community Celebration To Showcase Mountain Shadows

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Scottsdale based and family-owned Cullum Homes Inc. (www.cullumhomes. com), along with the Town of Paradise Valley, Sanctuary Resort, El Chorro and others, are inviting the local community to celebrate at the first ever 56th Street Festival Saturday, September 26, from 7-10am. For one day only, 56th Street will transform into a pedestrian pathway connecting the Sanctuary Resort to El Chorro restaurant (between McDonald and Lincoln Drives), showcasing the new Village at Mountain Shadows community and planned Mountain Shadows Resort. “We are thrilled to celebrate The Village at Mountain Shadows and share the experience with the community,” says Rod Cullum, owner and founder of Cullum Homes. “Mountain Shadows is such a big part of Paradise Valley’s history, and it’s an honor to be a part of the next chapter. We thought a dramatic event like shutting down this iconic new street would be a fun way to celebrate!” The Festival will start at El Chorro, where participants can enjoy complimentary sticky buns and refreshments. Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins, Vice Mayor Paul Dembow and other distinguished guests will lead the dedication ceremony at 7:30am. The journey continues along 56th Street with entertainment including steel drum performances, Arabian show horses, McLaren Scottsdale car displays, fire trucks and more.




Celebrate National Honey y Month September 19: A Celebration of Honey! – This members-only event takes place from 5:30-7:30pm and features resident beekeeper Emily Brown, and will include recipes, honey-filled foods, specialty dishes and desserts; catered by Eat Me Gourmet Catering Company in Scottsdale. The cost for members is $20. September 24: How to Build a Fall Butterfly Garden Workshop – Guests will build their own breathtaking butterfly garden for fall from 6-8pm. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for general public.

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In celebration of National Honey Month, Butterfly Wonderland will be hosting several events throughout the month of September including a Celebration of Honey event, a visit from the 2015 Honey Princess, honey samplings and more. September activities will explore moths and, of course, butterflies, as well as honey. They include:



September 3: Those Magnificent Moths Workshop – Margarethe Brummermann, one of Arizona’s leading moth experts, will share amazing information about indigenous moths, discuss ways to attract adults and raise caterpillars, and showcase a variety of the indigenous moths and other desert critters via a lighted sheet set up outside. The event runs form 6-8pm and costs $15 for members and $20 for general public.

September 26: Waking Up with the Butterflies Photography Session – Novice and professional photographers alike are invited to capture the perfect photograph of butterflies waking and new species being welcomed into the sanctuary from 8:30-9:30am. The cost is $10 for members and $30 for general public. September 29: Honey Princess – Meet the 2015 Honey Princess at Butterfly Wonderland from 10am-3pm for photo opportunities and questions. To sweeten the pot, she will also be offering complimentary honey samples, recipes and more. Butterfly Wonderland is located at 9500 East Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.800.3000 or visit

Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events throughout the month for its members and guests. Join the Chamber and Chip Wittrock for a series focused on business tips, held September 9 from 7:30-9am at the Chamber offices, 7501 East McCormick Parkway, #202N. The cost is $20 per seminar. No refunds are offered within 48 hours of events The Scottsdale Spice Culinary event is a fun and festive celebration of Scottsdale’s diverse culture and culinary establishments. Join the Chamber September 12 from 6-10pm at The Venue, 7117 East 3rd Avenue. The cost is $40 for members and $55 non-members The next AM Connect (held on the third Thursday of each month) will be at Dakota, 7301 East Indian Plaza, on September 17 from 7:30-9am. A PM Connect event will be held October 1 from 5-7pm at Two Brothers Artisan Brewery, 4321 North Scottsdale Road. Both events are free to members and $20 for guests. Join the Musical Instrument Museum (4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix) for the Chamber’s monthly Meet Your Neighbors event, designed for Chamber members and non-members to network over lunch. Pre-registration is $10; day of event registration is $15 cash at the door. The event will be held September 25 from 11:30am-1pm. For additional events or information, call 480.355.2700 or visit

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is seeking players from its 1975 football team for a 40-year reunion celebration during Homecoming weekend. The reunion will start with a reception and dinner Friday, October 9, followed by a full day of events Saturday, October 10. In addition to a “fun” golf tournament, players will attend SCC’s annual Athletic Hall of Fame reception honoring Larry Philpot, the school’s first head football coach. Players and coaches will also be recognized on the field prior to the Homecoming game that evening. If you or someone you know played on the 1975 team, contact Rick Sowers at 480.694.3450 or rsowers@ Scottsdale Community College is located at 9000 East Chaparral Road in Scottsdale. For information, visit or call 480.423.6000.


1975 Football Alum Invited To Homecoming Reunion

General Plan 2035 Open House Events

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The public is invited to attend one of two open houses to review and comment on the draft City of Scottsdale General Plan 2035. The open houses take place from 11am-1pm and 5-7pm, Thursday, September 17, at SkySong, 1365 North Scottsdale Road, Synergy Room. The same content will be presented at both sessions. The General Plan is a statement of goals and policies that work as the primary tool for guiding the future development and character of the city over the next 10 to 20 years. State law requires updates of adopted General Plans every 10 years. The draft 2035 General Plan is composed of eight chapters, which include 22 elements. The city’s General Plan Task Force recommended the current draft in late 2014 after an extensive public outreach effort. Comments on the draft will be forwarded to Planning Commission and City Council for consideration. If the City Council adopts the draft plan, voters will consider ratifying it at a future election. For information about the open houses and to review the draft plan, visit the city’s website ( search “General Plan.”




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By Mayor Greg Stanton



To build the innovation-based economy our region needs, we must continue to invest in and support the bioscience and healthcare industries. Already these sectors are proving to be powerful economic engines. Phoenix’s 30-acre Downtown Biomedical Campus produced nearly $1.3 billion in economic activity last year, and sustained nearly 10,000 quality jobs. By 2025, the campus’s impact is MAYOR City of Phoenix expected to double, producing more than $3 billion in economic activity and supporting 602.262.7111 more than 22,000 jobs. These numbers demonstrate how key the biosciences are to our future – to diversifying our economy and improving our community’s quality of life. And we’re building on that momentum to further establish Downtown Phoenix as a hub for healthcare and research in the Southwest. This month, we opened the doors to the newest facility on the Downtown Biomedical Campus: the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Through a partnership with the university and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, this 220,000-square-foot, five-story, $100 million facility now offers comprehensive cancer services, patient wellness and support services, as well as clinical lab and research space. This premier institution will treat approximately 60,000 patients each year and create hundreds of permanent biomedical jobs. It joins other innovative institutions on the campus including the UA medical school and TGen, and I’m proud it will call Downtown Phoenix home. This project didn’t come about by luck or happenstance – it was part of a vision to transform Downtown Phoenix into a nucleus for innovation and education. We began our efforts back when I was on the City Council, when we first secured the land for the Biomedical Campus. We built the space for TGen to move in – and the City made smart, forwardthinking investments to bring the UA downtown as well. When I became mayor, Phoenix was still reeling from the effects of the recession, but it didn’t stop us from moving forward plans to build a revolutionary cancer center. The UA Cancer Center was an opportunity for the City to take the lead, facilitate a unique partnership and make a serious investment in our economic future. We committed $14 million to make this state-of-the-art treatment and research center a reality. Not only will this facility bring the most advanced care to our community, it will also draw the world’s leading physicians and bioscientists to our community – to work and live right here in the Valley. And through its partnership with the UA medical school just down the street, the Cancer Center will surely inspire the next generation of leaders in oncology and research. For Phoenix, the benefits are clear: investing in the biosciences pays long-term dividends and is helping to shape a stronger, healthier economy.

Modern Day Quilters Help Homeless Teens By Sylvia Fugmann Brongo

There is a modern day quilting bee right here in our community, except it’s not about patchwork quilts from a previous century – it’s about crocheting recycled plastic shopping bags into sleeping floor mats for homeless teenagers. Some productive seniors in the community are taking exercise, Zumba and yoga classes at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), to an even higher level of community involvement. With some down time in between classes, they had the option of reading, conversation or rest. But instead they were all drawn together to create these hand-made sleeping floor mats to help others. Christina Lindley, a PVCC student of Zumba suggested the idea to her friends who were eager to learn the process. She brought the idea to PVCC, but it has also grown to other centers such as the YMCA on Shea Blvd and the Paradise Valley Community Center. Since December of 2014, approximately 20 mats have Completed mat displayed by been finished and donated. Lindley is a friend of Dr. Randy Carmen Riordan. Christensen who is a division chief of pediatric and adolescent medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the medical director of the Crews’n Healthmobile, a 38 foot Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) that brings free, comprehensive medical help directly to the thousands of youth that live on the streets of Phoenix, many in desperate need of medical treatment. The mobile medical unit and fixed site clinic operates Monday-Friday at numerous sites in the Valley. The Crews’n Healthmobile operates at the UMOM (United Methodist Vera Fugmann Outreach Ministry Center) Wellness Center several days a week. The rest of the time the MMU is making its way around the Valley where homeless and at-risk children, adolescents and young adults are known to gather. Armed with this information, Paradise Valley Community College crochet volunteers, and senior citizens Carmen Riordan, Vera Fugmann, Virginia Duntema, and 92 year old, Alta Cushing, gather every week to continue the process. Sue Hamilton, their inspiring exercise teacher, provides support not only for their physical health, but has been instrumental in promoting their friendships and community spirit, drawing them together. It takes 750 plastic shopping bags to make one floor mat 68” long x 28” wide. The mats contain a pocketed area where belongings can be placed, then used as a pillow. On average it takes about 30 hours to complete one mat. Each volunteer has gathered and collected their own bags to use, but recently Fry’s donated four cases, of over 2,000 bags to support the effort. All bags are used, but the new bags make cutting strips much easier, which speeds up the production. Mats are collected by Lindley and given to Dr. Christensen, who distributes them to the homeless teens. Those who want to stop in to say hello, or watch the crocheters at work, will find them most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:20am in the F Building at PVCC. Bring plastic shopping bags.

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The Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail, taking place September 12, encourages ale enthusiasts to visit bars and restaurant located in close proximity to Metro Light Rail to enjoy wallet-friendly craft beer samples – from lagers and pilsners to porters and stouts – as well as tasty, paired snacks. The first 300 who begin their trek at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel (340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix) will receive a free 2015 Urban Ale Trail growler. Approximately 25 bars and restaurants are participating. The event runs from 1-6pm and is free to attend; samples cost $1-2. Learn more at

that is happening in her classrooms. This is a great honor, not only for the CREST program and Paradise Valley High School, but for the entire district and the community.” According to the press release issued by the White House, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. Winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Each year the award alternates between kindergarten


Marni Landry, a biotechnology teacher for the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) program at Paradise Valley High School ( pvhs), was recently selected as one of the 108 recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. “We are extremely proud of Ms. Landry’s leadership and dedication to our students in the CREST program,” said Superintendent James P. Lee, Ed.D. “This award attests to the outstanding teaching and learning


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WoMAC Celebrates Ten Years At Annual Fundraiser

The Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC), a support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, is celebrating 10 years of women and the arts with its annual fundraiser, “It’s In The Bag!” at 6pm Saturday, September 26, in Phoenix Art Museum’s Great Hall. An evening of signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, shopping and fun will provide guests with the ultimate night out. The event boasts live entertainment, a silent auction and a culinary competition featuring local restaurants. The title of the event stems from the concept that all auction items will be included with a thematic bag. Whether the bag is a designer bag with theatre tickets and a gift card or a golf bag with goodies, there is something for everyone. This year one lucky guest will even have the opportunity to win a diamond from House of Diamonds in honor of WoMAC’s 10-year anniversary. “The Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council is a diverse group of professional women who share a passion for the arts. Our membership represents a broad range of industries including finance, law, marketing and health care,” says event chair Katie Rubin. “Our mission and focus with WOMAC is on arts and education, fundraising and networking.” All proceeds benefit Phoenix Art Museum. Tickets are $75 each and available at For additional information about the event, contact Rubin at 480.332.0486. To learn more, visit

Get Ready For The Moon Valley 5K The 10th Annual Moon Valley Grasshopper Bridge 5K kicks off this month at Moon Valley Park, 330 West Coral Gables Drive in North Phoenix. The USATF sanctioned and certified 5K run, 5K walk and 5K two-person relay will be held September 26. The fast course winds through residential streets and park grass, under and over the Grasshopper Bridge and finishing in Moon Valley Park. Start time is 7am. The 2015 race sponsors include Network Alignment and Brakes; Arizona Eye Specialists; V.I.P Mortgage, Inc., Ybarra Art; Hubbard Family Swim School; Desert Valley Chiropractic; The Printing Company; Cartridge World; Infinite Green; and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. For additional information, call 480.448.9364 or visit arizona/calendar.php.

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The Shemer Art Center & Museum, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary as a ‘home for the arts” in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, is now accepting submissions from sculptors throughout Arizona for an outdoor sculpture competition. Up to 20 works of art will be selected for a two-year exhibition on the grounds and in the orchard of the Center beginning November 1. All works will be juried by a panel of distinguished sculptors. Each sculpture must be original, three-dimensional, suitable for outdoor installation and able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad or ground. It should also be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions and high traffic areas. According to Jocelyn Hanson, Sculpture by Michael Anderson executive director of the Shemer Art Center, the goal of this competition is to continue to introduce Arizona residents and visitors to the highly talented sculptors who choose to live and work in our state. “While we are recognized for the art exhibitions shown within the Shemer Art Center, we are also committed to displaying structural works of art outdoors, which provides additional opportunities for area residents and visitors to further enjoy our grounds and sculpture garden.” The deadline for applications is September 24. An opening event to showcase the selected artists will be held at Shemer Thursday, November 5, from 6-8pm. For additional information, visit or call 602.262.4727.


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New Cafe Rio In North Phoenix Cafe Rio Mexican Grill opened the doors to its eighth Arizona location in July. Cafe Rio adheres to a strict “no microwave and no freezer� policy, proudly boasting all of their meals are made-from-scratch daily. Neighboring locations in Arizona include Avondale, Camelback, Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Santan and Scottsdale. The Happy Valley location marks the 82nd restaurant for Cafe Rio across 11 states nation-wide. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Happy Valley is located at 2501 West Happy Valley Road in North Phoenix. For more information, visit

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Healing of Memories Workshop For Arizona Veterans



A world renowned Anglican priest is returning to the Franciscan Renewal Center (5802 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley) to conduct a residential Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans September 25-27. The workshop is designed for veterans and is free of charge for them, including all meals and two nights lodging. It begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday, September 25, and ends at 2pm on Sunday, September 27. The workshop has been conducted five times for over 70 veterans in Arizona. Veterans who have attended say that it was a major step in their healing from the psychological and spiritual wounds of their combat experiences. Transportation will be provided to veterans who need it. Funding for this workshop is provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation in honor of Father Ray Bucher, OFM. The Healing of Memories Workshop was created by Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican missionary priest, who in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe by a supporter of the pro-apartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery from the bombing, Father Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances. Veterans of any era may find out more information or register free for the workshop by contacting the workshop program manager, Mike Wold, a Navy Vietnam veteran, at 651.687.9767 or email: Space is limited to the first 24 veterans who register.


Class Up Your Kitchen – Whip Up Some Fun Those who love cooking, but don’t love paying full price for all those high-end kitchen items, such as KitchenAid mixers or Le Creuset cookware, may want to pay a visit to The Classy Kitchen. Founded by longtime friends, Linda Klein and Terri Mainwaring, The Classy Kitchen launched in early 2014 and is housed inside a charming former home in the heart of North-Central Phoenix. The boutique and consignment store sells fine cookware, china, barware, tableware and small kitchen appliances, making it the perfect place to shop for students, newlyweds and more. The boutique also offers BYOB cooking classes, helpful seminars and even design-your-own custom classes for up to 12 people, hosted at the in-store demonstration kitchen. See the full calendar of upcoming events on the store website. September classes include a “spirited” cupcake and cocktails class September 28 featuring Ross Simon, owner of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour ( and Lauren Klein, High Spirited Cupcakes ( The Classy Kitchen is located at 7118 North 7th Street in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.870.3530 or visit

Phoenix Metro Chamber Celebrates First Year leaders, and an experienced, motivated staff focused on ensuring that its members meet their business goals, while enhancing the broader community. “I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce,” says Executive Director Jason Bressler. “Our first year successes have been exciting and beyond expectations. I firmly believe that our organization

will continue to grow quickly. The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce is totally committed to supporting its Member businesses and our community.” The community is invited to join PMCC and its members at the anniversary celebration. The cost for guests is $20. For more information, visit

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The Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce, LLC (PMCC) will hold its First Annual Anniversary Celebration Tuesday, September 15, at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, 5350 East High Street, Suite 105, Phoenix. Established in 2014, PMCC is a collection of for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations from all over the Phoenix Metro area with caring and creative



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NAWBO Mentoring Program Has Economic Impact Fourteen women business owners and their mentors met recently at Western International University to celebrate the completion of their nine-month NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Phoenix Chapter, Mentoring Program. Each participant was given 90 seconds to creatively summarize what they had learned through the program. “All of the participants made great strides in their business and were successful in meeting goals they had set,” says program director Paula Wittekind of CDQ Learning for Results. “When we tallied all of the figures from this year and last, the economic impact was quite substantial.” Wittekind says that 33 new jobs were created by participating companies; more than $250,000 in capital was invested in the companies; and participating companies reported increased revenues of more than $900,000. The program kicks off each September and features a different speaker each month on topics about developing and growing a business. Mentees and mentors then meet outside of the monthly group sessions to talk about how to implement new ideas into their business and work on their individual development goals. “As entrepreneurs, we often have big, grandiose ideas and want to do them all at once,” says mentee Tracie Rollins of The Rollins Advantage. “My mentor, Jody Owen, helped me focus on what would move the needle in my business, what to do now and what to do later. I grew my business 375 percent during the time of the Mentoring Program.” “Because of this program, I now have more tools to use in my business,” says mentee Jenny Milpacher of DeMille Global. “I have a solid plan for growth, and my business tripled during the program.” NAWBO will hold its next luncheon meeting September 9 at the Phoenix Country Club. For more information, visit

philanthropy and the professions to work together for the development of the Greater North Phoenix area. The Chamber believes that by fostering business growth and prosperity, the quality of life of the entire area is improved. To register for either event or to see a complete listing of the Chamber’s events, visit events. For information, call 602.482.3344.

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The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will hold its monthly Business Resource & Networking Luncheon Tuesday, September 15, at Stonecreek Golf Club, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Stonecreek is located at 4435 East Paradise Village Parkway South in Phoenix. A Mix & Mingle event will be held Thursday, September 24, at North Mountain Brewing Company, located at 522 East Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix. The free networking event will be held from 5:30-7:30pm. Established in 1963, NPCC members range from individual business men and women who want to become involved within his or her business community; small business owners and entrepreneurs with fewer than 10 employees, all the way to companies with over a hundred employees. The Chamber’s mission is to unite the people and spheres of influence in commerce, industry, education,


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• A Couple of Green Thumbs, LLC • American Federal Rare Coin & Bullion • Anthem RV • Arizona Animal Hospital • Barro’s Pizza • Bearnson & Caldwell • Bella Vista Academy – Charter School • Big Earl’s Greasy Eats • Black Mountain Fitness • Brenda Schneider • Carefree Crystal Clear Pools • Carefree Floors • Carefree Salons • Carefree Shell • Casa Redonda TV Service • Cave Creek Cigars • Cave Creek Guitar • Cave Creek Museum • Cave Creek Neuromuscular Therapy • Cave Creek Olive Oil Company • Cibo e Vino • Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers • Cuticles Nail Salon • Dairy Queen • Debra Ortega Traders • Desert Foothills Theater • Desert Storage • Flair Gifts & Boutique • Foothills Academy • Foothills Food Bank • Foothills Granite, LLC • Fountain Hills Oktoberfest • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation • Frazee Water Well Drilling, LLC • Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church • Green N Lush RV Park • Gustafson and Associates, LLC • Havana Cigars • Heart & Soul Café • Heber-Overgaard Chamber of Commerce

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Me (Friday afternoon phone call): “Hi, darling! I just thought you’d like to know that everything is fine, but I almost killed your father.” How many times has Courtney heard me say, “I’m going to kill your father”? I meant it figuratively. Of course. Daughter: “O.K. What did he do this time?” Me: “There’s really nothing to worry about. We’re at Mayo Hospital and the ER docs say that his vital signs are good.” Daughter: “WHAT? I thought there was something wrong when nobody answered the home phone. I knew you were recuperating from your hand surgery and wouldn’t be out running around. What happened?????” Note: I‘m six days post op from hand surgery and off oxycodone for three. LH has been in charge of transportation, cooking, washing the dishes and laundry. Not a bad gig from my perspective. All this togetherness would probably have made me want to kill him. That is not, however, why I tried to kill him. Thursday afternoon: LH’s lips start to swell. And they get bigger. And bigger. And still bigger. Said his lips felt funny. “Funny,” indeed. The Kardashians had nothing on him. Clearly an allergic reaction to something. But to what? So now I, Nurse Ratchet, am in charge. I am in medical expert mode. I give him Benadryl. That should fix it. His tongue starts to swell. His breathing is fine and his throat is wide open. I know because I stuck a flashlight in his mouth and looked. Did anaphylactic shock enter my mind? Nope. Calling 911? Nope. He’ll be just fine. I put him to bed in his man cave. I’ll bring him another Benadryl in four hours. Four hours pass. Lips still voluptuous. More Benadryl. Did the swelling subside? Nope. Didn’t get worse. Didn’t get better. Should I call 911 now? Absolutely. Did I? Nope. He felt fine. Just looked weird. Did I know that symptoms of anaphylactic shock are not limited to swelling of the mouth and tongue? I did not. I do now. It’s 1am. I hear him rummaging in the kitchen. Then a loud thud. I run in to find him on the floor. I help him up to standing. He immediately passes out hitting the back

of his head with such force that it made a cracking noise. He remained there. Motionless. No discernible movement. I couldn’t tell if he was breathing. I’m on the floor with him. Shaking him. Screaming his name and feeling for a pulse. Even if I call the EMTs they won’t be here in time. I have no training in CPR. It was something I had always planned to do “one of these days.” I was helpless. I thought he was dead. He came to. Eyes still closed. “Stop yelling. I hear you.” I sat cradling him on the floor. “Now I know what death must be like,” he said. “Somebody pulled a grey shade down when I passed out. I heard you yelling my name. I couldn’t respond.” Friday: I put him back to bed (dumb move!) and sat watching him until morning when I called his internist. “Get him to the ER immediately. With a head injury you don’t wait.” Afterthought: My courtroom defense, “Your honor, I didn’t think it was life threatening. Besides, my hair wasn’t done and I had no makeup on.” A female judge would understand. He stayed the night. It was diagnosed as “idiopathic anaphylaxis” which in English means “who knows?” An allergic reaction. To what? More tests at follow-up visit with the allergist. We are instructed in the use of an EpiPen and are to practice regularly. LH and me. Oh goodie – more opportunity to inflict pain. Now he carries it in his man bag. He can’t carry it in his pocket lest Mae West ask, “Is that an EpiPen in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” Until we figure this thing out, like his American Express card, he won’t leave home without it. If heaven forbid there is a next time, I will be prepared. We’ve signed up for a CPR course. If you don’t know CPR, please do it now – before you ever may need it: http://www. Hope H. Ozer is founder and Publisher Emeritus of CITYSunTimes. Her monthly columns previously written as “Publisher’s Pen” range from personal – some humorous, some poignant – to observations on life, and continue to be one of CST’s most enduring features.


Volunteers Needed For ACCCA Committees

The Federal Emergency Management Agency began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concepts in 1994. In 2004, Daisy Mountain Fire Department (DMFD) formed its own CERT to assist the communities of Anthem, Desert Hills and New River, operating under the umbrella of Citizen Corps (www.ready. gov/citizen-corps). DMFD G-317 CERT training is typically presented twice a year, beginning the first Thursday in March and the first Thursday in September. Class runs for eight consecutive Thursday evenings from 7-10pm. Participants must attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion and score at least 70 percent on the final exam. There is also a ninth evening of class for anyone who needs to makeup a missed class. The training is held at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 North New River Road in New River. This 24 hours of training is provided free of charge. This class is tailored to the Phoenix metro area and more specifically, the Daisy Mountain communities. Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old. DMFD’s G-317 CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

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If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. Completion of this course does not commit participants to anything. Individuals who choose, may make application to join the Daisy Mountain Fire volunteer program. Affiliated CERT members will receive additional training to maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. CERT members may also volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness. Contact Paul Schickel 623.695.1424 or paul. with any questions. Information can be found at

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The Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) board is supported by volunteers serving five ACCCA Committees: Communication; Finance; Gates, Property and Patrol; Lifestyle Enhancement; and Policy. In addition to the work specified in the Committee Charters, volunteers also prepare recommendations, reports and presentations for the quarterly meetings of the Board. Four ACCCA committees are seeking volunteers and encourage full-time homeowners to share their time and talents on behalf of the association: Communication: Two to four volunteers, with experience in editing, marketing, social media, education or public relations helpful, but not required. New ACCCA community homeowners are encouraged to apply. Gates, Property and Patrol: Two volunteers, with experience in civil engineering, town/city physical plant administration or management preferred. Lifestyle Enhancement: One to two volunteers, with one-year residence, working knowledge of the governing documents and Residential Design Guidelines (RDG) and desire to maintain the established standards. Experience with HOA oversight is a plus, but not required. Members commit considerable time to compliance with and maintenance of the RDG. Policy: Two volunteers, with one-year residence, working knowledge of governing documents, board and committee practices, experience in policy-making positions in non-profit and/or for-profit organizations, including but not limited to HOAs. All interested candidates for these positions are encouraged to apply, regardless of experience. Learn more at accca-board-directors-committees.

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The Hills Come Alive With Oktoberfest



The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest will kick off the Oktoberfest season starting on September 25 at 5pm in Fountain Park. It is a tradition in Bavarian culture to have a dignitary tap the first keg of an Oktoberfest celebration. In keeping with tradition, Town of Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh will officially open the 2015 Fountain Hills Oktoberfest celebration with the tapping of the ceremonial keg, announcing in perfect Bavarian “O zapft is” (it’s been tapped). “Fountain Hills is proud to kick off the fall season with our annual Oktoberfest,” says Kavanagh. “This event is a celebration of German heritage with music, dancing, costumes and of course – food! We invite everyone to join us by the world-famous fountain to celebrate the 2015 Oktoberfest.” The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest is a celebration of authentic German traditions. A band is flown in from Germany, and brats, apple strudel and pretzels are prepared with secret recipes, and the beer is

brewed in Germany guided by the German purity law that originated in 1516. This year’s varieties of beer include the traditional Oktoberfest Bier, Pilsner, Dunkel (dark) and Warsteiner’s award winning Hefeweizen. Everyone is encouraged to compete in contests for fun and prizes such as the famous Bier Stein holding competition and the Alphorn blowing contest. The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest is hosted by AMVETS Post # 7, ELKS Lodge 2846 and the Town of Fountain Hills. This is a not-for-profit event. Proceeds will benefit local charities including Extended Hands Food Bank and high school programs along with veteran and children projects supported by the AMVETS Post # 7 and the ELKS Lodge 2846. The event will be held Friday, September 25 from 5-10pm and Saturday, September 26 from 5-10pm. Fountain Park is located at 12925 North Saguaro Boulevard. For more information call 480.235.7134 or visit

South Pacific Kicks Off Theater Season Fountain Hills Theater (FHT) will present the classic war-time musical South Pacific September 4-20. From the haunting “Bali Hai” to the exquisite “Some Enchanted Evening,” this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic contains some of the most glorious music ever written. The winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, South Pacific tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples on a remote island in the Pacific – a U.S. Navy nurse and an expatriate French plantation owner, and a Marine Corps lieutenant and a young local girl – and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and their own prejudices. Helmed by FHT’s Artistic Director Peter J. Hill, and incorporating newsreel footage from WWII, South Pacific balances intimate, personal stories with the sweeping grandeur of wartime drama. South Pacific is produced by Patty Torrilhon and Patricia Tonzi and directed by Hill. The show is choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed by Dan Kurek. The cast includes Karissa Anderson-Self, Chris Fidler, Alex Gonzalez, Nicholas Hambruch, Dawn LeSueur, Matt Mcdonald, Hal Morgan, Patrick Russo, Chelsea Umeda and Tom Vinopal. The show also features Katie Barnett, Heidi Carpenter, J.P. Clemente, Ashley Fredricksen, Andrey Lull, Brandon Murphy, J. Jay Rangel, Josie Sand and Asher Sheppard. All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. Tickets are available through the Theater box office at 480.837.9661, Extension 3. For more information, visit

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL RESCUE PET OF THE MONTH Glover is a handsome boy with beautiful, long black hair and the cutest docked tail. He came to Foothills Animal Rescue in March and his first couple of days he was a little shy, but it didn’t take him long to come out of his shell. Now you can find him lounging in the sun, just waiting for his “furever” family to show up. He catches your eye, and soon after he’ll catch your heart. To meet Mr. Glover or one of his furry friends stop by the rescue. Foothills Animal Rescue is located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.488.9890 or visit

By Katherine Koenig

If you’re finding yourself sick and tired of being sick and tired – you’re not alone. Research shows more than 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half on two prescriptions – including an antidepressant. – Maya Angelou But what if you change that path? How would you do it? Arizona board certified health coach, author and artist Melanie Banayat offers a realistic and positive approach to uncover root causes to chronic health issues in Stretch Your Brave, Hack Your Story” – a new book with a straightforward message of empowering people to rewrite the story of their own life. Sharing her deeply personal history, along with case studies, Banayat escorts the reader through a journey of 16 different accounts that give insight into those struggling with food intolerances, chemical imbalances, poor lifestyle choices, stress, addiction and more. “This book is for anyone who is suffering chronic disease of lifestyle and wanting to improve their own healthcare,” says Banayat. “We look at all areas – not just food and fitness. It’s mindset, spirituality, career and relationships – both personal and professional. Small changes are really the only way to do it – step by step.” Find out how your body is its own intuitive healer and expect to be inspired by Banayat’s strikingly illustrated book. If you’re looking to rediscover your authentic, healthy self and breakthrough chronic, unhealthy lifestyle, pick up this book to change the course of your journey into empowered wellness.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Join Banayat for a book signing event at 5pm on October 22 at Granite Mt. Brewery, located at 123 North Cortez Street in Prescott. Stretch Your Brave, Hack Your Story is available at, and Peregrine bookstore in Prescott. Visit or call 928.239.5656.

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Area Rabbi Presents At Police Chaplins’ Conference Rabbi Robert Kravitz, an International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) certified Master Chaplain serving the Arizona Department of Public Safety and City of Scottsdale Police Department, attended the ICPC’s 42nd Annual Training Seminar held in Sacramento, July 13-17. Three hundred fifty police chaplains from around the world attended, some from as far away as Kenya and Bermuda. The ICPC requested Rabbi Kravitz to teach a course about Judaism, which he titled “Judaism on One Foot,” reflecting the reply from the first century sage Hillel to a challenger about the essence of Judaism. The ATS seminar program also included a formal, touching Memorial Service, honoring law enforcement officers and canines who lost their lives this past year in the line of duty, as well as a remembrance of ICPC chaplains who died during the preceding year. Kravitz was chosen to present the opening invocation for the service. The 42nd ICPC Seminar offered training for basic and advanced chaplains, and law enforcement liaison officers. Some topics included death notifications, stress management, officer suicide, disaster spiritual care and tactical thinking for chaplains.


Rabbi Kravitz has been a columnist for CITYSunTimes, since the newspaper’s inception.


Sip Coffee & Beer Opens Second Location

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Foodie Paradise Returns To The Valley Westin Kierland Resort & Spa welcomes food enthusiasts to sample fare from local culinary experts at the 11th Annual Phoenix Cooks! event, September 5 from 10am-3pm. Taste, sip and mingle with more than 50 of the best local chefs and restaurants. Explore more than 30 wine, beer and mixology sampling booths, and learn new recipes and techniques in classroom experiences and stage demonstrations. The event will include a charity raffle to benefit Banner Children’s. Ticketing and additional information can be found at

Taste America Visits Phoenix

Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco



Coffee lovers, craft beer drinkers and fans of locally-sourced food will have a new reason to get out and about this fall. Sip Coffee & Beer Garage (3620 East Indian School Road), is a new restaurant and lounge coming to Phoenix’s Arcadia/Biltmore area. Housed inside the longtime Avis Lubrication shop, this sleek industrial space is being completely transformed into a stylish yet cozy neighborhood hangout, serving locally sourced coffee, beer and food, and including a dedicated drive-thru lane. Owned and operated by Tida and Travis Radevski, Sip’s new location is a spinoff of their Sip Coffee & Beer House in Downtown Scottsdale. Much like the original, Sip Coffee & Beer Garage will offer a full selection of Cartel Coffee Lab coffees, as well as handcrafted cocktails and an extensive list of locally-focused beer and wine, including 24 beers and six wines on tap. Sip will also boast and extensive menu of chef-crafted fare, including their signature breakfast burritos, crisp salads, hearty paninis and gourmet bar bites. Plus, look for daily happy hour from 4-7pm, and a wide variety of fun events hosted nightly, such as open mic, nightly live local music, a Coffee and Cars series and yoga. Sip Coffee & Garage House is scheduled to open on October 1. Photos courtesy of Sip Coffee & Beer House Learn more at

Chef Todd Allison, T. Cooks

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the third consecutive year of the Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” national epicurean tour, which will visit 10 American cities this fall, including Phoenix. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a lineup of celebrated local chefs, followed by a one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner crafted in collaboration with a Taste America All-Star and a Local Star chef. Tickets are on sale at Phoenix’s weekend-long Taste America itinerary will kick off with a festive and flavorful Taste of Fox Restaurant Concepts Reception, showcasing The Henry, Flower Child, Culinary Dropout, North

Italia and Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend; a bevy of Sam Fox’s best mixologists and a selection of small bites, signature cocktails, wine and beer at the Tempe Culinary Dropout on Thursday, September 24, from 7-9pm. Cost is $100 per person. Spend Friday, September 25, at The Royal Palms Resort and Spa with A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting JBF. The evening will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Kevin Binkley (Binkley’s Restaurant Group), Matt Carter (Zinc Bistro), Rochelle Daniel (The Restaurant at L’Auberge de Sedona), Mel Mecinas (Talavera at Four Seasons Resort) and Mark Tarbell (Tarbell’s Restaurant Group). Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by three James Beard Award winners, Taste America All-Star Michel Nischan and local star Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco) and local food star RoxSand Scocos McCreary, along with host chef Todd Allison (T. Cooks at Royal Palms Resort and Spa), who will come together to create a unique and unforgettable one-night-only menu. The cost is $275 per person. Cocktail and tasting reception begins at 7pm, followed by 8pm dinner. On Saturday, September 26, free in-store consumer events will take place at Sur La Table located at

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Kierland Commons, from 9:30am-4pm. Activities of the day will include a cooking demo by Nischan, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, as well as product demos and tastings from our national sponsors. Reservations for the free cooking demos will begin two weeks prior to each event at www. For the full schedule and more details, visit Photos by Debby Wolvos Photography

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MAYOR FRANCIA WRITES... By Mayor Vincent Francia

September is a fulcrum month, caught between summer’s last throes and the arrival of autumn. It’s also the month that kicks into gear the annual major promotions’ rollout in Cave Creek. The party jump-starts September 26-27 with Harold’s 80th Birthday Bash. The iconic watering hole, which doubles as the “known center of the universe” for generations of locals, pulls out all the stops to usher in its eighth decade of fun, frivolity and the MAYOR Town of Cave Creek chance for everyone’s 15-minutes of fame. Thousands of taste-testers are expected for the two-day Taste 480.488.1400 of Cave Creek, October 14-15, at Stagecoach Village. In addition to being “The Place” to sample all the local fare restaurants have to offer, “The Taste” is the social scene of the fall season where friendships renew and new ones are made. The Historic Core goes spooky October 31 with Cave Creek Wicked. The all-day, all-night celebration of Halloween features costume contest for kids as well as activities for the adult kids at heart. Bar crawl with the best of them. And since you’re in costume, who’s to know if you get really silly. Come November, we all get to be a cowboy/girl with Wild West Days November 6-8. This multi-activity event celebrates the Town’s heritage and enduring spirit and claim to being the “West’s Most Western Town.” If you’re into spoked wheels then the Cactus Classic on November 14 is the place for you. The bicycle race not only tests endurance over the 23-mile course, but does so while winding its way through the stunning Sonoran desert. With such beautiful vistas, you’ll forget you’re sweating. Rounding out the annual major fall promotions is the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League. This event dazzles and is the perfect venue for collectors of serious art and for those searching for that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for that special someone.

It’s Time To Celebrate The Creek By Kathryn M. Miller

The 2015-16 Cave Creek season returns in October, and the Town of Cave Creek has a lot in store for locals and visitors alike. And kicking off that season is the Town’s signature event, Taste of Cave Creek. “Cave Creek is fast approaching our busy season,” says Town of Cave Creek Marshal Adam Stein. “This year’s A Taste of Cave Creek takes place on October 14 and 15. Enjoy food from over 25 local restaurants and enjoy craft beer, tequila tastings and wines from the Oak Ridge Winery. Listen to great music from the Ryan Sims Band and come and have a great time in Cave Creek.” November is a busy month in Cave Creek – the biggest event of which is the 12th Annual Wild West Days. Stein invites folks to, “Come on out Friday, November 6, and enjoy the Dirty Money Cowboy Company Open Invitational Rodeo at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena. We will have great food, great fun and another amazing rodeo to watch. Saturday, November 7, we have the annual Wild West Day’s Parade starting at 9am in Downtown Cave Creek. Plan on staying the day as we feature the Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies. We will also be featuring a vendor area and Kids’ Zone, Pig Races, Bathtub Races, Mutton Bustin’ and of course our all new…Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest.” From October and on into the hot summer months, a host of other events will be in store for those of all ages and interests. “Like the autumn harvests, Cave Creek’s promotional season offers a cornucopia of treats for locals, visitors and especially for families with children,” says Cave Creek Mayor Vince Francia. Learn more about all of the upcoming Cave Creek events in the 2015-16 Calendar of Events, beginning on page 42. |CST

The Lawman & The Archaeologist Cook Pair brings new flavor to Buffalo Chip By Kathryn M. Miller

In life, some change is inevitable, but it is comforting to know that there are still some constants. In Cave Creek, one of those constants is the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse. Since its opening in 1951, it has retained its western flavor and is still a local favorite. One recent development, though, is the addition of well-known cook “Big Marv” Dickson, whose claim to fame is working the grill for 54 years at the recently shuttered Pinnacle Peak Patio – and cooking some 11 million steaks in the process. “When I heard that Pinnacle Peak Patio was going to be closing its doors, I waited a month or so and went to Marv, and Marv said. ‘You know, when I get done with everything here, I’ll come talk to you,’” says Larry Wendt, a Cave Creek resident since 1975, retired Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy Chief and current owner of the Buffalo Chip. “A gentleman to his word, he did, and we decided that Marv did the first half of his career for 54 years at the world’s largest steakhouse…he’ll do the next half of his career, and another 11 million steaks, at the Buffalo Chip.” “I’ll tell you what, I was really welcomed here,” says Dickson. “I told my wife that after 54 years I’d have to find another job, and we kind of laughed. Then I came and met with Larry and it was like another world opened up. It’s a new chapter in my life.” L-R: “Big Marv” Dickson and Larry Wendt A Kansas native, Dickson started working at the Pinnacle Peak Patio out of high school. “I started at the Peak when I was 19. I went up there about a month before I graduated from Paradise Valley High School, and I’d been there ever since.” That is until the restaurant closed in June of this year. “It is hurtful to think of the number of places that have left. Western places have just not survived well in Phoenix or Scottsdale,” says Wendt. “Fortunately, and I’m gonna say thanks to this Town council and mayor – they support Harold’s and Buffalo Chip. Everyone is pretty well warned, ‘Hey if you move to Cave Creek, these people have been here 50 or 75 years, they’re not gonna change Cave Creek for you.’ That’s been their guarantee to us, and we’ve been successful with it, growing every year.” See Steak & A Story, page 51

Publisher Lorrie Pomeroy Publisher Emeritus Hope H. Ozer Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller Creative Director Jenifer Lee Assistant to the Publisher Darlene Keberle Account Representatives Eloise Donati-Kopec Bob Hesselgesser Susan Pine

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Taste Is Just Around The Corner Join the festivities and get a Taste of Cave Creek Wednesday, October 14, and Thursday, October 15, with food samplings from 25 plus restaurants in the spectacular outdoor setting of Stagecoach Village and be entertained by bands on two stages during the event. Sponsored by the Town of Cave Creek, the 24th Annual Taste of Cave Creek runs from 5-10pm each day. Participating restaurants include Alberto’s, Bart’s Indian Village, Brugo’s Pizza, Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Official “Taste” Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, artwork by Lance Headlee Cave Creek Smokehouse, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, Cibo e Vino, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, El Encanto Mexican Food, Guido Garcias Ristorante/Cantina, Harold’s Corral, Haciendas Mexican Grill, It’s a Divine Bakery, J Chen Restaurant, Janey’s Coffee Co., Le Sans Souci, Local Jonny’s, My Sweet Blessing Bakery, Oregano’s, Spotted Donkey, The Boulders, The Hideaway, The Horny Toad, The Roadhouse, Tonto Bar & Grill, Village Coffee Shop and Z’s Asian Fusion. A craft beer garden as well as wine and tequila tasting will once again have a presence at the event, courtesy of Agave Underground Tequila, Cruz Tequila, Dirty Tequila, LLC, Dulce Dorado Tequila, Hiro Sake, LLC, Oak Ridge Winery, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Sonoran Spirits and 3 Amigos Tequila. Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. The cost is $10; children 12 and younger get in for free. Food tastings are $2-$5 each. Parking is available north of the Post Office with shuttles to and from Stagecoach Village. Learn more at and

Benefit Car Show

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On Saturday, October 17, the fifth Tatum Ranch Car Show will take place from 10am-2pm at Tatum Ranch Golf Club, which is located at 29888 North Tatum Ranch Drive in Cave Creek. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations and cash to benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. The show is open to all years, makes and models. Awards will be presented for the best hot rod, muscle car, exotic, classic, people’s choice and overall best in show. Car registrants can sign up at or call the golf club at 480.585.2399. The Foothills Food Bank and 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 more details, visit or send an email to Donations for Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center can be sent to 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek, or call 480.488.1145.


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Business Offers Palate-Tempting Wares One of the Town of Cave Creek’s newest businesses, Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, offers unique and flavorful olive oils, balsamic vinegars, honeys, pastas – and much more. Better yet, the owners, Martha and Rich Bates, are experts in the pairing the more than 60 oils and vinegars to create perfect combinations to tempt any palate. In 2014, the Bates’ moved from Prescott to open the business, filling a missing niche in the historic western community. According to Martha, the thriving business has the attention of local residents but also garners busy traffic from tourists and guests at local resorts. The pair, who were former operating partners for three Prescott restaurants, enjoy the quirky local atmosphere and the sense of community, which makes their location feel special and connected. “Our olive oils are of the highest quality and have received a third party chemistry analysis to ensure

Rich and Martha Bates

they are the best,” says Bates. “And, because olive crushing occurs at different times in the northern and southern hemispheres of the world, we constantly receive the very freshest products available.” Consumers will also find oils with names like Persian Lime, Lemon, White Truffle, Wild Mushroom & Sage, Cilantro & Onion and Cayenne Chile Pepper, to name a few. And, the vinegars include flavors such as savory dark chocolate, cinnamon pear, raspberry, coconut and jalapeño and honey ginger, among others. According to the owners, what makes the company the best olive oil company in the Valley of the Sun is its commitment to customer service and educating the customer. How do they do it? By helping customers understand how to best pair vinegars and oils and how to use them for maximum taste combinations in all types of foods. Their customers love learning the company’s trade secrets to the healthy, tasty use of olive oils and vinegars. The Bates’ also offer their store for private tasting events. Groups can meet and get educated about oils and vinegars and how to properly pair them for the best, most flavorful outcomes. Cave Creek Olive Oil Company is located at 6201 East Cave Creek Road. For more information, call 480.595.3157. Orders can be made online at


History Highlights At The Museu As the Cave Creek Museum prepares to open for its new season, October 1, a number of history lectures have been scheduled to educate residents and visitors alike. All programs are presented at the Cave Creek Museum from 2-3:30pm in the historic church. Reservations are suggested as seating space is limited. Here are the highlights: October 10: Growing Up Cave Creek Presented by Ron Roberts, Mark Muller and Karen Douglas November 14: Get Your Cowboy (Or Girl) On! Presented by Ron Roberts, Audrey Beaubien and Bev Brooks December 12: Gold Fever: A Miner’s Life and the Love of Gold Presented by Jay Williams, Al Zeman and Charlie Connell January 9: Arizona’s Greatest Battle Presented by Steve Houza or a member of the SRMPIC February 13: Flora and Fauna of the Desert Foothills Presented by Diane Vaszily March 12: The Boulders At The Boulders Aren’t Really Boulders An overview of the geology of the Desert Foothills, presented by Stephanie Bradley April 9: What The Flock! Sheep-herding in Cave Creek The presenter is TBD. May 14: It’s a Dry Heat The presenter is TBD.

But Did you know...

We have live entertainment and events every day of the week. We are the only Cave Creek venue with these events and more, every night! Mondays

Free line dancing lessons 7pm-8pm • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-Midnight


Karaoke 7pm-Midnight • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-Midnight


Live Bull Riding 7:30pm and 9pm • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-Midnight


Free Dance Lessons 7pm-9pm • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-Midnight


Live Bull Riding 8pm, 9:30pm and 10:45pm • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-1:30am All You Can Eat Fish Fry 5pm-10pm


Live DJ and Dance Music 8pm-Midnight • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-1:30am


Open Mic with Coyote Joe 2pm-5pm • Live Music and Dancing 8:30pm-Midnight We also show ALL Green Bay Packers games on 16 TVs with surround sound and live announcers.


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Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive. Visit www.cave for additional programming offerings, or call 480.488.2764 for additional information.

The Buffalo Chip Saloon has been voted Arizona’s Best Western Saloon & Restaurant by many organizations many times and we want to be your entertainment and food headquarters for all the events listed here!


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6811 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 480-488-9118 Everyone is welcome at the Chip, but if you’re under 21, you must have your parent or legal guardian with you.



Library Gallery Exhibit Continues

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“Sunset at Vermillion Cliffs”



The Sonoran Arts League’s Hot Art – Cool Show exhibit continues this month at Desert Foothills Library. The show, which runs through October 3, includes art and jewelry from a number of participating artists, including Betsy Anderson, Beth Benowich, Tamara Benton, Mary Boehm, Jane Boggs, Jim Bruce, Judy Bruce, Linda Budge, Mark Carroll, Nancy Christy-Moore, Paula Cullison, Lucy Dickens, Katalin Ehling, Bela Fidel, Karne Friend, Sylvia FugmannBrongo, Marty Gibson, Valerie Hildebrand, Hank Keneally, Arlene Meyer, Marg Nelssen, Carole Perry, Richie Parris, Judith Rothenstein-Putzer, Christine Sandifur, A O Tucker and Kim Walker. Benton and Boehm have recently achieved juried status with the Sonoran Arts League and will be featured at the Hot Art/Cool Show currently on exhibit at the Desert Foothills Gallery located in the library. Benton specializes in bead embroidery as well as other jewelry making techniques and her necklace, “Sunset at Vermillion Cliffs,” is an example of the detailed bead work she does. Boehm is a watercolor artist who is inspired by her love of travel and nature. “The Red Surprise” is an example of her technique and expertise as well as her ability to find the perfect view for the viewer’s enjoyment. Guests are invited to stop by the gallery and check out all of the work by the 27 artists participating in the current exhibit. All exhibited art is for sale and can be purchased at the main desk in the library. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For more information visit

“The Red Surprise”

Chameleon, from Nashville, plays piano and sings a variety of French songs at Le Sans Souci restaurant in Cave Creek. The restaurant features authentic, classic French cuisine. Chameleon plays every Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 5pm and on Sundays for brunch beginning at 11am. Le Sans Souci is located at 7030 East Bella Vista Drive. For additional information, call 480.488.2856 or visit


Live Music At Le Sans Souci

Rise, Shine & Network With The Chamber

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Enjoy early morning networking with the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce every last Thursday of the month from 8-9:30am at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road. The next Business Breakfast meeting will be held September 24 and is sponsored by APS. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. For information, call 480.488.3381 or visit



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From Homeless To Hero



Wiley, as he would come to be known, a six- to nine-month-old German Shepherd mix, was picked up by Animal Control in Phoenix. Wiley weighed only 11 pounds and was hours away from death when he was found. Animal Guardian Network (AGN), a Cave Creek animal sanctuary and healing center specializing in the care of animals in critical condition, was contacted to assist Wiley. AGN sprung into action immediately having Wiley transported to the veterinary hospital where it was determined that he was in the beginning stages of organ failure as a result of prolonged starvation. After three weeks in the hospital, Wiley was stable enough to be moved to AGN’s sanctuary and healing center. Over a six-month period, Wiley underwent a strict nutritional rehabilitation diet, which resulted in a gain of eight pounds. Wiley’s story has been heard by hundreds of people throughout Arizona, gaining him the prestigious 2015 FACC HERO award ( This is the second such award received by a dog saved by AGN. Wiley has since settled into a new home and is living a dog’s dream life thanks to the life-saving work of AGN. Learn more information about AGN by calling 623.780.1604 or visiting

Every year, hundreds of horses and burros from around the country find themselves in need of forever homes. To fill the needs of these animals, Triple R Horse Rescue, a 501(c) 3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses surrendered to its care, will host the third annual Hope for Horses Gala Saturday, October 3, from 5-9pm at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree. The fundraiser helps focus the community on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the horses in its care. According to Ken Bacher, president of Triple R, the 2015 event will feature Mary Hoffman as entertainment for the event. In addition, Robert J. Leary, the volunteer head coach and founder for ASU’s western equestrian team, will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the event. This year’s event will also feature dinner, silent and live auction items, live western entertainment and surprise announcements. For details about the fundraiser, call Courtney Olson at 480.532.1991. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at or via email to


Hope for Horses Gala

Candles And More In Cave Creek

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Founded in 1997, Cave Creek Candles & Gifts is a family business, with history dating four generations in Arizona. The owners are artists and have a passion for showcasing artisan handmade items produced locally and delight in the opportunity to offer a unique experience for visitors. Freshly made candles at the shop are infused with scents meant to transform one’s space and lighten the mood. Pure beeswax candles and unscented candles in wide variety of sizes and colors – along with tapers in over 20 colors for elegant occasions – add to the bounty of selection. In addition to quality handmade candles, the shop boasts locally made art and gifts such as luminaries, paintings, artisan glass, pottery, wind chimes, French soaps, soap rocks and Christmas ornaments all reflecting the colors, scents and sounds of the Sonoran Desert. Tucked into Frontier Town, Cave Creek Candles & Gifts continues to hand-pour candles in the tradition of the early American craftsman. Find additional information at www.cave or by calling 480.488.7799.



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Calling All Wild West Days Entries Bath Tub Races Return Wild West Days, managed by the Town of Cave Creek, is seeking mobile bathtub entries for this year’s bathtub races – to be held down Jack Cartwright Pass Road (between Buffalo Chip and Harold’s) Saturday, November 7, at 1pm. Each contestant creates his or her own crazy and unique non-motorized bathtub vehicle. Each entry must be custom decorated, have wheels, a driver and a tub pusher. The team will push the bathtub to a designated point and then it is released. Who will be the winning tub on wheels? The qualifying tournament races start at 1pm with the trophy race to follow. The 2015 Wild West Days will be held November 6-8 in Cave Creek. Want to register to race or need rules and information? Visit www.wildwest Questions? Call Kaolin Cummens at 602.432.6023 or send an email to

Parade Entries Sought With the 2015 Wild West Days quickly approaching (November 6-8), committee members are encouraging residents to get their parade entries registered.

Parade day is Saturday, November 7, from 9-11am, and this year will include motorized vehicles. The Commercial entry fee is $100 per entry; Non-commercial entries are $50. The entry deadline is October 23. Late registration fees will apply beginning two weeks prior. Entry forms can be found at Click on the “Participate” link and look for the Parade Entry Form download. All entries should be mailed to Town of Cave Creek; Attn: Leslie Jensen; 37622 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. They may also be dropped off at Town Hall. Any questions may be addressed to Jensen, Farm Bureau Insurance, by calling 602.432.8594 or sending an email to

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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2 0 1 5 September 9: Harold’s 80th Birthday Bash – Employee Reunion 6895 East Cave Creek Road; 480.488.1906

October 4: Cave Creek Museum Family Workshop

November 6-8: Dixie Green Productions at Frontier Town; 480.488.2764 Learn about the desert animals, where they live, what they eat and how to identify their tracks and scat.;; 602.789.7222

November 14: Seventh Annual Cave Creek Cactus Classic

October 31: Cave Creek Wicked – All Day & All Night

September 12: Harold’s 80th Birthday Bash – “Love Corral” Night September 15: History Dinner Benefitting Cave Creek Museum

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The event will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral as a part of the 80th anniversary events. Details and tickets at

September 17: Cave Creek Elementary School Reunion; 480.488.1400 If there is one thing that Creeker’s can’t get enough of, it is good food and good times. Taste of Cave Creek 2015 will be held from 5-10pm both days at Stagecoach Village, and promises to have plenty of both. Entry fee is $10; food and drink tickets $2-$5; children 12 and under are free admission. Daytime: costume contests, horses, kids, pets, food and drink, trick-ortreating, pumpkin carving. Nighttime: bar crawl at Buffalo Chip Saloon, Harold’s Corral, Hideaway Roadhouse, Hideaway Grill, Big Earls Greasy Eats, Cave Creek Smokehouse, Hogs & Horses: Party bus, 7pm-2am.

November 1: Cave Creek Museum; 480.488.2764 Learn about the gold fever and what it took to mine for gold in these hills surrounding Cave Creek by mining chocolate chip cookies to purchase supplies and food from your gold exchange.; 480.488.2764 Enjoy free admission to Cave Creek Museum and a sneak peek at exhibits from 1-4:30pm.

Featuring guest appearances by celebrities who have visited Harold’s, live music, kid’s activities and more.

October 3: “Hope for Horses” Gala The third annual event will benefit Triple R Horse Recue and will be held at Carefree Resort and Conference Center, 37220 Mule Train Road in Carefree; 5-9pm.; 480.488.2764 This fundraiser lets guests eat like a miner and experience that ‘gold fever’ that put Cave Creek on the map. Enjoy dinner under the stars, a silent auction and try your hand at panning the crushing’s from the Golden Reef Stamp Mill.

November 21: Desert Discovery Day

October 16-18: Biketoberfest Held at Hideaway Grill, 6746 East Cave Creek Road; and Hideaway Roadhouse; 6900 East Cave Creek Road.

480.575.2400 Downtown Cave Creek Road; 10am

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November 10: Cave Creek Museum Miners Dinner

Sculpture by Marie Barbera

October 24: Cactus Shadows High School Homecoming Parade

October 1: Cave Creek Museum Opens 46th Season; Arizona’s Mountain Bike Race offers more than 23 miles of beautiful mountain and Sonoran desert trails. The race is put on by Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association. Proceeds from the race benefits the Cave Creek Regional Park, the Maricopa Trail and Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Desert Discover Day will be held at Desert Foothills Land Trust’s Jewel of the Creek Preserve from 10am-3pm. Learn all about desert wildlife. Connect food chains to make a desert food.

September 26: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day



October 14-15: Taste of Cave Creek

Hosted by Cave Creek Museum at Harold’s.

September 26-27: Harold’s 80th Birthday Bash


October 30 – November 1: Stagecoach Village Fine Art, Wine & Fashion Show 7100 East Cave Creek Road www.vermillion Discover many of the Southwest’s most accomplished fine artists and craftsmen in an intimate setting; 10am-5pm.

November 6-8: Wild West Days Downtown Cave Creek; 480.204.0140 Wild West Days, managed by the Town of Cave Creek, showcases what makes Cave Creek a truly “western town.” November 6 is the Wild West Day Rodeo by Dirty Money Cattle Company at the rodeo grounds; and November 7 will be the first Wild West Days Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest – contact Marshal Adam Stein for information. The first motorized parade for Wild West Days begins at 9am on November 7. Other events are Miss Wild West Days pageant, Western Gala, Mutton Bustin’ Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo Chip Saloon, poker run, horse activities and live bull riding. New this year is the Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies, Inc.

November 20-22; 27-29: Hidden in the Hills 19th Annual Studio Tour & Sale The Sonoran Arts League presents Hidden in the Hills, the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour (featuring up to 200 artists) for art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors. Free admission.

November 27-29: Stagecoach Village Art Fine Art & Wine Festival 10am-5pm

November 27-29: Dixie Green Thanksgiving Weekend Art & Craft Show;; 602.789.7222 Held at Frontier Town.

December 5: 13th Annual Cave Creek Luminaria Run The run begins at sunset and travels along a luminaria lit course in the Cave Creek Regional Park.

January 3: Bread & Butter Making Cave Creek Museum; 480.488.2764 Learn bread and butter making to celebrate the life of the pioneers in Cave Creek at the turn of the century. Registration required.

Stagecoach Village; 623.734.6526

January 23: Cave Creek Museum Antique Appraisal; 480.488.2764 Who knows what treasure lies within? From 9:30am-4pm, find out from professional antique appraiser Sean Morton who offers anecdotal assessments of valuables. Donation: $20 per item. Limit two items per session with unlimited sessions. First come, first served.;; 602.789.7222 Held at Frontier Town.

March 6: Cave Creek Museum Family Workshop; 480.488.2764 Discover what yarn and plastic bags can become. Make your own quilt block from quilters and watch threads become lace by lace makers. All ages welcome. Registration required.

March 6: Archaeology Celebration Spur Cross Ranch Recreation Area

March 19: Fiesta Days Rodeo Kickoff The 2016 Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo Historic Parade is the official start of Fiesta Days (April 1-3), and will be held beginning at 9am in the Town of Cave Creek. Kickoff celebrations also include Mutton Bustin’ and the Kickoff Dance. Email questions to Parade Chairperson Robbie Hall (ccfdrparade@; 480.488.2764 Learn to identify desert flora and fauna from 10am-3pm with Desert Awareness Committee members.

March 26: Cave Creek Trail Run Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

March 11-13: Arizona Wild West Festival

April 1-2: 4th Annual Cave Creek Classic Car Auction

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Stagecoach Village; 623.734.6526

Cave Creek Museum; 480.488.2764 Celebrate the birthday of Arizona and Valentine’s Day. Make special valentines and taste some treats from the early 1900’s that are still popular today. All ages welcome. Registration required.

January 1-3: New Year’s Weekend Trail Run for all ages – kids’ run begins at 7am.

April 1-10: Arizona Bike Week/ Cave Creek Rally; Two major venues: Hideaway Grill & Hideaway Roadhouse. Events take place all 10 days of Arizona Bike Week with a different theme or group of activities daily.

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January 29-31: Cave Creek Indian Market

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February 19: Ragnar Relay Del Sol

March 11-13: Visions of the West Art Show & Sale Stagecoach Village, 7100 East Cave Creek Road; 10am-5pm.

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Desert Awareness Park Become a Desert Explorer and discover all types of life in the desert from 10am-12pm. Hosted by Desert Awareness Committee.

Desert Awareness Park Share excitement about the Sonoran Desert with fourth graders in foothill schools. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays; hosted by the Desert Awareness Committee.

February 7: Arizona Birthday Celebration;; 602.789.7222 Held at Frontier Town.!cave-creek; Enjoy live music all weekend, give-aways, drink specials and meet Arizona’s premier bike builders. Held at Hideaway Grill and Hideaway Roadhouse.

February 19-21: Fine Art, Wine & Chocolate Affair

December 11-13: Cave Creek’s Cowboy Christmas

December 18-20: Dixie Green Christmas Gift Store

March 13: Sci-Tech In The High Sonoran Desert

January 11 – April 7: Desert Reach Classroom Program

December 6: Cave Creek Museum Cowboy Christmas; 480.488.2764 Gary, Arizona’s Singing Cowboy, and his trusty horse Dusty, will entertain at this joyous holiday party. Discover what traditions were part of the holiday season to life in early Cave Creek. Try your hand at gold panning, and, of course, plan on cookie decorating. All ages welcome. Registration required.

February 19-21: Hideaway AZ Custom Bike Builders Showcase

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February 17: Technology Event

March 13: Cave Creek Museum Home Tour

Cave Creek Museum; 480.488.2764 Oh for the Love of…Technology is being presented with the plan of helping attendees with new technology. Steve Woods with Tech4Life will be the featured technology guru. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.; 480.488.2764 Join the Museum for the seventh season of this fundraising event; from 10am-4pm. The “Homes through Time” home tour features special properties with a palpable aura that connects each to the land, to the past and to the future.

April 1-3: Fiesta Days Rodeo Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Friday night at 7:30pm; Saturday night at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm. The parade is March 19 in Downtown Cave Creek. All Pro Rodeo events are held at the Cave Creek Memorial Arena with the exception of the golf tournament and the rodeo dances. Continued, page 46


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April 3: Cave Creek Museum Family Workshop; 480.488.2764 Put pen to paper and create a handwritten masterpiece just in time to tell Mom how much she means to you. Learn basic calligraphy strokes and create a card. All ages welcome. Registration required.

Art by Cesar Naranjo

April 8-10: Art on the Plaza Stagecoach Village; 623.734.6526

May 1: Medicinals & Edibles From The Desert

May 31: Cave Creek Museum Closing Date This walk-and-talk seminar will be held from 8-10am at Desert Awareness Park. Walk through the park, talk with experts, and learn to collect, grind, taste and make foods and medicines from the desert pharmacy. Plants include Mormon tea, creosote, mesquite, jojoba, Palo Verde and prickly pear. Hosted by the Desert Awareness Committee.; 480.488.2764

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April 10: Cave Creek Museum Spaghetti Dinner


9.15; 480.488.2764 The fourth annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Come join the bidding on auction items, enjoy balloon fun and great spaghetti.

May 1: Cave Creek Museum Family Workshop; 480.488.2764 Learn hodge-podge. Create something artistic and uniquely you from craft supplies not used up during the season. All ages welcome; runs from 1:30-3pm. Registration required.

Harold’s Corral and Frontier Town For additional information on upcoming events, contact the Town of Cave Creek at 480.488.1400 or visit

All event details are current at the time of publication. However, attendees should consult the respective event websites or contact for updates prior to the event.

April 16: Art In The Garden Held at Desert Foothills Library, this program is sponsored by CCUSD’s Education & Community Services. Participants will be able to peek inside a saguaro, discover an ancient village, create a sand painting and assemble a food chain.

July 3-4: Fireworks

May 29: Seventh Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival Rancho Mañana Golf Club 5734 East Rancho Manana Boulevard Thanks to overwhelming attendance of over 8,000 smiling patrons at last year’s balloon festival, Tonto Bar & Grill and Aerial Solutions, LLC are again teaming up to bring the event back to Cave Creek.

Business Owners or Event Organizers – Did you miss your chance to get in this year’s special edition? Call Bob today at 602.214.7661 to reserve your spot for 2016-17! Readers and advertisers hang on to this event guide for the entire year!


New Wicked Events Added

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Cave Creek Wicked, to be held Saturday, October 31, has expanded for 2015. The family-friendly, daytime portion of the event runs from 11am-4pm, while the evening costume contest pub crawl runs from 7pm-2am. This year, Cave Creek Wicked expands with a number of events and activities, including talented teens from around the community performing throughout the daytime portion of the event. The Rock the District performers always draw big crowds and will be featured at Local Johnny’s and Big Earl’s Greasy Eats on the west end of Cave Creek. For bikers, Cave Creek Wicked brings Gears & Ghosts, a costumed bike ride that starts at 2:30pm at Flat Tire Bike Shop, which is located at 6033 East Cave Creek Road. Bikers, in Halloween costumes, will begin the ride at 3pm and make five stops – Flat Tire Bike Shop, Grotto Café, The Horny Toad, Janey’s and Bryan’s BBQ – where they can enjoy food and libations, 30 minutes at each stop. The ride will conclude at Flat Tire Bike Shop at 6pm. Wild at Heart will bring beautiful desert birds and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center will bring mammals for visitors to see and learn about. For more information, visit or call 602.400.3330.



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Copper Wind Premiers October In Prescott Copper Wind, a film directed by Chaz Lee and produced by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC in conjunction with Barbwire Pictures, will premiere on October 24 at the historic Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center in Downtown Prescott at 6:30pm. It is the first and only full-length feature western to be filmed exclusively in Arizona from start to finish featuring all Arizona talent, scenery and preand post-production. The explosive, action-packed film, which is just being released from post-production, centers on love, hate, vengeance and discovery. According to Lee, Copper Wind’s screenwriter and director, the film,

which is two hours in length, showcases all that Arizona has to offer. “In addition to being the first full length western to feature all Arizona talent and incredible scenery, this film has the lingo, locations and wardrobe of 1881,” says Lee. “While it is a fictitious tale, movie-goers will experience the turbulent era that was characteristic of the Wild West more than 100 years ago. Six Gun Entertainment decided to move forward in producing this film because a strong production company needed to step up and showcase Arizona, its history and its ability to complete an exciting movie that will stimulate interest in our state’s film community.”

Local talent from Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley who starred in the film include Bob Anderson, Prescott, as Denver Bob Werd; Ed Gary, master of ceremonies for the Prescott Opry, Prescott, as Doctor Bones; Mary Tisdale, Prescott, as Elizabeth Hannigan; Greg Simpson, Prescott Valley, as Robert Shaw; Meghan Tisdale, Prescott, as Molly Hannigan; and Mike Pulley, Chino Valley, as Daniel Bryant. In addition to a talented cast of more than 85 Arizona professionals, numerous prominent Arizona personalities were part of this exciting production including Cory McCloskey (FOX 10 news); Bill Thompson (Wallace and Ladmo show); Bobbi Jeen Olson (western star, model); Bob Roloff (the Arizona Duuude); Pat McMahon (KTAR radio personality); George Nelson (industry stuntman); and Patrick Heigl (Sanderson Lincoln/ Sanderson Ford) Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.prescottelkstheater. com or by calling the Elks Theatre box office at 928.777.1370. Attendees can

meet members of the cast prior to the screening at the Hassayampa Inn during a cocktail hour from 5-6pm. The City of Prescott will roll out the red carpet so ticket patrons can walk the red carpet from the Hassayampa Inn to the theatre across the street. The Hassayampa Inn will provide accommodations for any room (except suites) only $169 that evening. Room reservations can be made by calling 800.322.1927. In addition, an after party is planned on Whiskey Row after the screening. The Elks Theater is located at 117 East Gurley Street in the heart of Downtown Prescott.


Two Time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, Cody Wright. Photo by Greg Westfall

Fiesta Days Dates Announced The Cave Creek Pro Rodeo board of directors have announced the dates for the 2016 Fiesta Days Rodeo and kickoff events. Save the date of March 19 for the official Fiesta Days Historic Parade and Kickoff Celebration. The parade begins at 9am, with Mutton Bustin’ at the Buffalo Chip Saloon at 2pm followed by the Kickoff Dance at 8pm. Fiesta Days Pro Rodeo events will be held April 1-3. To find up-to-date information, visit www.

The Third Annual Oktoberfest PTO Charity Event will be held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral Saturday, October 3. The traditional Oktoberfest celebration features an authentic German buffet, costume contest and more. Net proceeds will benefit Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) at several Cave Creek schools. Tickets for adults 21 and over cost $25 per person. Net proceeds benefit seven area PTOs, which serve thousands of students. School include Black Mountain Elementary School, Cactus Shadows High School, Desert Willow Elementary School, Desert Sun Academy School, Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Lone Mountain Elementary School and Sonoran Trails Middle School. To learn more about each PTO and each school’s needs, visit Advance tickets are available at Harold’s Corral. For more information, call 480.488.1906 or visit

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Harold’s Cave Creek Corral – Through The Years Located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral will celebrate its 80th Anniversary this month. Here is a look back at Harold’s throughout the years. Learn more at

The Corral’s namesake, Harold Gavagan and son Gary


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Steak & A Story So next time you find yourself in the area, stop in for some authentic western atmosphere, great steak and a great Arizona story. Speaking of which, don’t forget to ask Wendt the story behind the boots… Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is located at 6811 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.9118 or visit

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Being a part of a destination establishment for more than half a century, one is bound to collect stories and a good bit of history along the way, and Dickson is a fount of Arizona knowledge. A member of the Arizona Archaeology Society, he is happy to share his memories – such as the story of how he met his wife of 48 years at the now closed Reata Pass – and his memorabilia. “I’ve been collecting stuff since I was about 12,” Dickson says. “I collect everything. I love the history of Arizona.”

51 “He has some of the most wonderful collections of A-1 beer memorabilia, cast iron can openers, traps…you name it,” says Wendt. “He’s been in not only the steak cooking business, but the collecting business for 60 years, and we are promising to him to add some places in here to display some of his collections. They are too good.”



Buddy Stubbs Re-Opens Buddy Stubbs Cave Creek Harley-Davidson will hold a “Re-Grand Opening” event Saturday, September 5, from 10am-6pm. Free lunch, while it lasts, will be served from 11am-2pm. While the freshly remodeled Harley-Davidson shop boasts more square footage, it will continue to offer sales, service, parts, rentals and merchandise that it is known for. Buddy Stubbs Cave Creek Harley-Davidson is located at 6812 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For information, call 480.595.9500 or visit

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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, part of Maricopa County’s Regional Parks System, encompasses 2,154 acres of diverse, rugged upper Sonoran Desert. The North Valley location contains archaeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave Creek, which flows throughout the winter months. Remnants of early mining and ranching, from which the park gets its name, are still apparent in the park. The abundant vegetation present in the conservation area provides a rich habitat for a diverse assemblage of wildlife. The park offers a number of ranger-led events for residents to enjoy each month. Here are a few of the events coming up.


Sept. 5: Hohokam Houses – the Ruins of Spur Cross This 2.5 mile moderate hike that will introduce participants to the rich archaeological history of the area. See evidence of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings and learn about their culture while trekking up to one of their mesa-top compounds. Bring plenty of water. No dogs on this hike. Sept. 11: Friday Fitness Walk Get the day started with a two to three mile brisk, non-interpretive walk. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Sept. 12: Flashlight and Blacklight Tour Join a walk through Spur Cross in the darkness on this night of the new moon. Along the way, watch for creatures of the night. All ages will enjoy this easy walk. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Blacklights are also helpful. No pets. Sept. 19: Rock Art The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people. Come and walk in their footsteps and visit a few of the more impressive sites in the park during this two-hour hike. No dogs on this hike. Sept. 25: Friday Fitness Walk


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Continued from page 52 Sept. 26: Moonlight Hike Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is a different experience when seen softly illuminated by the silver moon. While there is an attempt to minimize the use of flashlights, bring one in case it is needed.

Oct. 5: Take Your Walk to the Desert Join park docent Coni for a moderate threeto five-mile hike (ability of hikers and weather will determine the length of hike). Hike through riparian areas with seasonal water in Cave Creek or hike across the mesa tops in the upland Sonoran Desert vegetation. View wildlife, petroglyphs and colorful wildflowers. Learn about cochineal, agave, mesquite, prickly pear and maybe even taste some wolfberries...and, of course, enjoy the view. Wear sturdy shoes and bring two liters of water, a snack and a camera. Spur Cross is located at 44000 North Spur Cross Road in Cave Creek. For more information, contact Park Ranger Kevin Smith at 480.488.6623 or visit

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Oct. 3: Hohokam Houses – the Ruins of Spur Cross




September Events At The Library Located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Desert Foothills Library offers a number of special events this month and beyond. To register for events, call 480.488.2286 – except where noted. For additional information, visit

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EFT Community Healing Circle Wednesdays, September 2, 16 and 30; 1-2pm Experiencing physical pain? Often stressed and need an emotional lift? Enjoy a rejuvenating EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) experience, usually held the first and third Wednesdays. From just one hour of EFT, discover greater health and more joy and fulfillment. Christine Regan Lake has been an EFT practitioner for more than seven years. To register, contact instructor: 914.523.5010 or cregan@ The cost is $17 cash only, pay to instructor at each class.



Saving the Grand Canyon Wednesday, September 9; 1:30-2:30pm Theodore Roosevelt said: “In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder, which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world.” Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, will discuss a number of issues to consider, including the uranium mines around Grand Canyon, the Tusayan and Escalade developments, the operation of Glen Canyon Dam, forest management issues and more. Call to register. Cinematic Reflections on WWII: Little Known Stories of the War Friday, September 18; 3-5pm This film series (held on third Fridays) will explore little known stories from WWII – stories filled with daring, intrigue and sometimes such improbability that they have to be seen to be believed. At the heart of each one are the men and women who made World War II modern history’s seminal event. A post-film discussion, facilitated by Gary Zaro, faculty WWII expert from Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) will follow. This month: Hitler’s Children

(2011) (59 min.): a documentary about the descendants of the Nazi hierarchy and what it’s like to live with a last name, and legacy, like Goring, Himmler, Goth and others. Presented in partnership with PVCC. Call to register. An Evening with J.A. Jance Tuesday, September 22; 6:30pm J.A. Jance is a top 10 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, including the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; the Ali Reynolds series; the Diana Walker thrillers; and her poems/ memoir After the Fire. Brought up in Bisbee, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle and Tucson. Her latest J.P. Beaumont suspense novel Dance of the Bones, and other select titles, will be available for purchase. Her talk will be followed by refreshments and a book signing, with a free J.A. Jance paperback for every paid guest ($10). Presented in partnership with The Poisoned Pen. Call to register. Art Nosh Lunch Tuesdays: Looking at Art Tuesday, October 6; 12-1pm Presented by an art educator from Phoenix Art Museum. Enjoy a nosh while being educated and entertained. Registration required. The free Art Nosh events are held the first Tuesday of each month. Order an optional boxed lunch provided by Grotto Café for $10, due when registering by Monday morning prior to event date. Choose from three menu items; ask at front desk or access menu at

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Biketoberfest activities will take place at Mark Bradshaw’s famous Hideaway Grill and the new Roadhouse (formerly the Tap Haus), from Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18. This year, the show promises to be even bigger as it coincides with The Hideaway’s 17th anniversary. This extended weekend of fun includes motorcycle shows, rides, BBQs, live music, photo ops and more. It also showcases Bradshaw’s latest venture, The Roadhouse, an expansive 8,000-square-foot biker destination, restaurant and museum featuring rare, collectable vintage motorcycles. Nationally and internationally known bike-builders will also be on hand to showcase some of their hottest new creations. Both locations will feature a multitude of vendors with booths displaying custom motorcycles, gear, accessories and all things bike culture. Those who ride and those just looking for a fantastic time can savor the full flavor of Biketoberfest. Learn more at


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MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... By Mayor Les Peterson

Empty Bowls Project To Feed The Hungry The annual Foothills Empty Bowls Project to honor World Hunger Day will be held at the Carefree Town Center Friday, October 16, from 11am-1pm. The event luncheon, to be catered by Cave Creek’s Harold’s Corral, will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. For a minimum donation of $15, guests can select his or her own unique bowl made by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. All proceeds from the lunch will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center (www.foothillsfoodbank. com), and will support its ongoing effort to

New Signage At Town Gardens Installation is complete on the new Town of Carefree ( signage in Carefree Desert Gardens. The signs were created and installed by Bertram Signs & Graphics of Carefree. Established in 1976, Bertram Signs & Graphics specializes in logo design, gold leaf, vehicle lettering/ graphics, banners, T-shirts and dimensional, sandblasted, carved and painted signs, and more. Learn more at

provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance. The Empty Bowls Project is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, the Town of Carefree, Harold’s Corral, Marjon Ceramics & Laguna Clay and Costco. Other donors are Bashas’, Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails Middle School, Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who made and donated the bowls and auction items. For more information, call 480.488.6070. Carefree Town Center is located at 101 Easy Street in Carefree.

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Fall Brings an Enchanting Transformation of the Carefree Desert Gardens and much more. Fall is descending upon the beautiful Desert Foothills with increasing speed. The kids are back in school, cooler weather is in sight (we hope) and a change of the pace of life and activities are just around the corner MAYOR for most of our residents. Town of Carefree In preparation, Carefree is bustling with 480.488.3686 activity gearing up for what promises to be the Town’s most spectacular schedule of special events and activities…ever! From October 16-31, the Carefree Desert Gardens will be transformed into the “Enchanted Pumpkin Garden,” featuring the fabulous pumpkin carvings of Ray Villafane, renowned artist and sculptor known as the leading pumpkin carver in the world. Ray and his carvings have been the leading attraction at major fall celebrations throughout the world, and has been featured on national television shows such as “Martha Stewart” and “Jimmy Kimmel.” Mark your calendar to also attend the annual Thunderbird Artists 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival November 6-8. This annual event is growing in popularity every year and is a mainstay in Carefree’s activities. While you have your calendar out, please note that the Annual Carefree Christmas Festival, featuring snow, fireworks and the popular Christmas parade, will be returning for the eighth year December 11-13. This annual event marks the official start of the holiday season for many Carefree residents and is an event you won’t want to miss. There are also numerous other events and activities at the Carefree Desert Garden throughout the season, so check out for an extensive list. We’ll see you there.



Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain will host a number of upcoming events for area residents. The Black Mountain Flick ‘N’ Float – movie night at the YMCA pool – will be held September 10 from 6:30-9:30pm. The event is free with a student or YMCA ID. Black Mountain will continue its free Star Party events throughout the year. The events are held from 7-10pm on campus. Upcoming 2015 dates are September 17, October 15, November 12 and December 10. Residents will want to save the date for next year’s STEAMtastic & Star Party Extravaganza, to be held March 10 from 4-10pm. Additional details will be announced closer to the event date. PVCC at Black Mountain is a satellite site of PVCC located at 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. Credit transferrable courses are offered at Black Mountain. For additional information, call 602.493.2600 or visit www.paradisevalley. edu/blackmountain.

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The Holland Community Center will present “The Many Faces Of Watercolor,” an exhibit by Donna Anastasi, September 1-30. Anastasi has achieved Signature Artists status with the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Sonoran Arts League in Cave Creek. Her art consists of a variety of subjects, including pet portraits, human portraits, still life and florals. The artist will also be teaching an “Introduction to Watercolors” class starting in October at the Center. Holland Community Center is located at 34250 North 60th Street. For additional information, call 480.488.1090 or visit


Watercolor Exhibit At Community Center

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Bee Tea In Carefree Emily Brown, the “AZ Queen Bee” (, will enthrall guests with her amazing knowledge about the secret life of bees at English Rose Tearoom September 20. A professional bee keeper, an expert bee remover and an encyclopedia on bee behavior, Emily gives a fabulous presentation and even brings her bees to tea. Her honey is available to purchase and, by the way, she is always looking for gardens to house her hives. The event will be held from 3-5pm and the cost is $30. Call 480.488.4812 for reservations. English Rose Tea Room is located at 201 Easy Street in Carefree. For more information, visit

New Galleria Opens In Downtown Carefree The new Easy Street Galleria, located at 100 Easy Street in Carefree, recently announced their grand opening on September 1, featuring unique and affordable local arts, art classes and fashion. The Galleria displays over a dozen of the communities finest artist’s that work in many different mediums from oil painting to exotic wood creations, a fun fashion boutique and a colorful, artistically designed 700 square foot art studio, featuring weekly art and crafts classes for children and adults. “Buying local is important to the residents and visitors of Carefree and many are looking for beautiful

art, crafts and fashion at affordable prices,” says Easy Street Galleria, Victoria Orrico, artist, co-owner and longtime resident of Carefree. “Carefree is a wonderful place to live, visit and shop, and Easy Street Galleria will make it even more appealing for people,” says, Michelle Miller, business financial manager and co-owner. “We envision a place people can come meet their local artists, enjoy themselves, be creative and be inspired to buy”. A comprehensive list of artists and art classes can be found on the website, as well as more detailed information, at or call 630.336.1300.

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Is Coming Halloween spirit invades Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master carver Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is just around the corner. This entirely free event celebrates incredible artistry and the enchantment of Halloween. Attendees are invited to stroll the gardens where Villafane’s 3-D characters will be posed. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public and woven throughout the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, Carefree, October 16-31, 8am-9pm. For more information visit or call 480.488.3686.

By Brett the Vet, Arizona Animal Hospital

With the rising costs of pet care, owners are asking more about wellness plans and pet insurance. There also seems to be a lot of confusion as to what a pet owner needs or may need when signing up for pet insurance or a pet wellness plan. In a nutshell, wellness plans cover the annual maintenance, things like vaccines where pet insurance is for the major medical conditions that threaten a pet’s life and often times one’s wallet. The business of selling wellness plans occurs at the veterinary office and is designed to promote customer compliance in preventive care and client loyalty to the hospital. They do not work outside of the hospital from where they are sold. Pet insurance is universal, designed to protect owners and his or her pet if a major illness/injury happens. With pet insurance, the pet owner is responsible for paying the vet bills up front and all claims are paid to the pet owner by the insurance company after the care is given. It is important to know that not all claims are covered, so select a plan wisely. My thoughts are that in general, we can all afford the basic annual care for our pets and those should be considered normal “out of pocket” expense we budget for. I don’t recommend wellness plans because many pet owners may not need the services covered under them, so all the “breakage” is kept by the seller. Instead, I recommend investing in a pet insurance policy at a young age, when a pet has had no pre-existing conditions for the insurance, meaning no claim rejections. We all can budget for general problems, but it’s the big issues, the lifethreatening ones that where we don’t ever want to have to make a decision about care because of our budget. I don’t mind the breakage with pet insurance because like my auto insurance policy, I have it but I hope I never have to use it.


Pet Insurance Versus Wellness Plans

Arizona Animal Hospital is located at 31313 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 160, in North Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.686.8083 or visit www.

Pop in to The Gallery at el Pedregal, 34505 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, on Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Bring friends and a beverage of choice. A box of crayons is optional. Enjoy happy hour, beautiful art and fun conversations. Each week the gallery will have a special feature by one of the artists or guests. The following are the featured artists for the month of September: • September 2: Chuck Berry, Pat Isaacson, Natalie Keller, Mary Lynch, April Watt, Jay Yett • September 9: Rose Balazs, Laurie Boyanovsky, Kathryn Darner, Dennis Desprois, Dennis Kleidon, Ken Ryan • September 16: Cecelia Colton, Scott Donars, Maya Henaff, Frieda Hendricks, Kathy Parks, Liliana Schuett

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Pop Up Wednesdays At el Pedregal


• September 23: Joye DeGoede, Bill Gullwing, Judi Hendricks, Dick Mueller, Natalie Nai-Che, Judith Rothenstein-Putzer A collaborative effort between the Boulders Resort and the Sonoran Arts League, The Gallery opened its doors in December, 2014 and features a wide variety of media from member artists. In addition, Artists in Residence are in The Gallery daily to speak with guests and demonstrate their techniques. Workshops for adults and children are offered as well. For more information, call 480.575.6624 or visit


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Luxury Downtown Condo Development Approved Last month, the Carefree Town Council unanimously approved Easy Street, a $45 million project of luxury condominiums in the Downtown Carefree area by developer Ed Lewis. Lewis, through his Scottsdale-based Butte Companies, recently developed The Landmark ultra-luxury urban condominiums in Kierland, and has a history for pioneering unique developments that combine high-service luxury with the convenience of a pedestrian friendly location. The 49 new luxury residences along Easy Street will offer a complete lifestyle package along with a variety of mountain views just steps away from the Carefree Desert Gardens and the Town Center. Residents will be adjacent to the best of Carefree’s numerous amenities.

“We view the Easy Street development to be an outstanding residential option for the residents of Carefree as well as residents from throughout the entire desert foothills area,” says Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “Our Council, in keeping with the wishes of the town’s residents, has been careful to preserve Carefree’s unique lifestyle and image. The Easy Street development fits in beautifully with the Town and our vision for its future.” Steve Betts, a development expert contracted by the Town of Carefree, echoed Mayor Peterson’s comments. “The Easy Street development represents a milestone in Carefree’s development,” says Betts. “Ed Lewis was among the first to identify and capitalize on the attractive Carefree area, joining Toll Brothers and Keystone Homes with residential developments in close proximity to the downtown area. The impact of Mr. Lewis’s development sets the stage for dramatic additional commercial projects such as a complementing boutique hotel, additional restaurants, retails shops and micro-breweries.” “Easy Street provides an attractive new housing option for those desiring a maintenance free lifestyle close to the many amenities of a downtown village but still in the desert foothills area,” says Lewis. With the approval received last month from the Town Council, Lewis stated that reservations for the Easy Street project will commence this fall, with available occupancy planned for the fall of 2017. For more information, visit

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The public is invited to learn how to prevent trips, slips and falls leading to injury at a free Fall Prevention event, taking place from 8:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday, September 30, at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. According to the Area Agency on Aging in Phoenix, falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and over; nearly 33 percent of all falls in the elderly involve environmental hazards in the home; and failure to exercise regularly results in poor muscle tone, decreased strength, and loss of bone mass and flexibility. According to Debbra Determan, executive director of the Foothills Caring Corps, fall-related injuries are often serious enough to result in hospitalization and premature death. Persons who fall often face significant declines in mobility and independence. “The good news is that many of these risk factors are preventable. The bad news is some people believe falls are a normal part of aging and are not preventable. This is not the case,� says Determan. The Fall Prevention event includes balance screenings, Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong demonstrations, a panel discussion, equipment and resource displays, along with interactive information. Immunizations for flu, pneumonia and shingles will also be available. Depending on insurance coverage there may be additional fees. Lunch will be served with a $5 suggested donation. To RSVP for lunch, call the Foothills Caring Corps at 480.488.1105. For additional information, visit


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Research Study Tests Pancreatic Cancer Drug



Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a difference in treating pancreatic cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Despite recent improvements in treatment options, pancreatic cancer continues to carry a poor prognosis and is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute. “One of the recent research advances has been the realization that not all of pancreatic cancers are based on same genetic background, and that influences their behavior and response to treatment,” says Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD, Medical Oncology and Hematology Division Chief at Banner MD Anderson. “Personalizing cancer treatment often involves the option to enroll in a clinical trial.” The trial uses a new class of medications called PARP-inhibitors, which are thought to be particularly effective in patients with the BRCA 1/2 mutation. Patients are first treated with a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen and can be included in the study depending on their initial response. The patients are screened for BRCA 1 or 2 mutations and if confirmed, they may be eligible for the trial. The drug is called Olaparib and is manufactured by AstraZeneca. About five to six percent of all pancreatic cancer patients carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, Dragovich says. For information about this and other trials, call 480.256.6444 and ask about an appointment with a cancer specialist. Learn more at

Arizonan’s Walk To Support Lupus Research The Lupus Foundation of America will host its annual Walk to End Lupus Now event in Arizona on September 19 at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts beginning at 4pm. The largest lupus walk program in the country, Walk to End Lupus Now events are held in more than 60 cities, bringing together community members to raise money for lupus research and education programs, increase awareness of the disease and rally public support for those who feel its brutal impact. Approximately 100,000 residents of Arizona have Lupus. “Lupus is a significant concern in the Greater Scottsdale area,” explains Sandra C. Raymond, president and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America. “We need more awareness of lupus and we need more resources for research to continue efforts to find a cure for this terrible disease. We urge the community to join us in our fight to end lupus.” A recent survey found that 72 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34, the age group at greatest risk for the disease, have either not heard about lupus at all or know little or nothing about the disease beyond the name. Every dollar raised from the event supports the Lupus Foundation of America’s efforts to solve the mystery of lupus. Walkers will enjoy a celebratory atmosphere with a live DJ, Zumba warm-up, free refreshments and one-of-a-kind raffle items. Sponsors of the event include Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Research, Power Crunch Bars and Walgreens. Free registration for the walk is open online at arizona. Participants can create a personal fundraising page on the website to raise money, recruit team members and promote fundraising efforts through social media. To learn more about lupus and the Foundation’s efforts, visit

Scottsdale Medical Center Named Among “Best” HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News “Best Hospitals” rankings (http://health, now in its 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. “This recognition is for the dedicated team of physicians, staff, volunteers and leaders who provide the care, support, research and resources that make honors like this possible,” says Gary Baker, chief executive officer of HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. “We do not go about our work seeking these recognitions; it is truly a byproduct of the wonderful team that provides care in this community.” HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center ranked as the fourth best hospital in the Phoenix metro area and sixth best in Arizona. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” says Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.” In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions. Learn more at

Walk for Pop Raises Prostate Cancer Awareness The Seventh Annual Tim Barber Walk for POP is rapidly approaching. The event will be held Saturday, September 26, at Tempe Kiwanis Park, 6111 South All American Way in Tempe Derrick Hall will once again serve as honorary chairman, but he will share the roll with co-chairman, Michael Haynes, NFL Hall of Famer and fellow prostate cancer survivor. 12 News anchor and sports director, Bruce Cooper, will lead the event as emcee. This annual festive, educational walk raises awareness to the importance of early detection of prostate cancer, the second-most diagnosed cancer in men. The walk also celebrates millions of prostate cancer survivors and honors those whose lives have been lost to the disease. The event will include a Vendor Village with food and entertainment. Registration begins as 7am; the Walk is from 8:30-11am. Registration fee is $25 per adult and $15 for children under 12. To register for the event, visit or call 480.964.3013.

IRS Back-to-School Reminder With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns. In general, the American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning is available to taxpayers who pay qualifying expenses for an eligible student. Eligible students include the taxpayer, spouse and dependents. The American Opportunity Tax Credit provides a credit for each eligible student, while the Lifetime Learning Credit provides a maximum credit per tax return. Though a taxpayer often qualifies for both of these credits, he or she can only claim one of them for a particular student in a particular year. To claim these credits on their tax return, the taxpayer must file Form 1040 or 1040A and complete Form 8863, Education Credits. The credits apply to eligible students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school, including both nonprofit and for-profit institutions. The credits are subject to income limits that could reduce the amount claimed on their tax return. To help determine eligibility for these benefits, taxpayers should visit or use the IRS’s Interactive Tax Assistant tool, available at

Fashionable Casting Call For Kids

Cave Creek Unified School District – an “A” District of all A+ Schools – had an outstanding start to the school year. Due to the generosity of our taxpayers, bond dollars allowed us to rejuvenate our schools this summer with much needed repairs, as well as adding equipment augmenting safety and security for students and staff. School started in August with beautiful classrooms and buildings and effective, motivating programs including engagement DR. DEBBI BURDICK through technology. Here are highlights: Superintendent Black Mountain Elementary focuses on the arts Cave Creek Unified School District and sciences. They have a new Drama teacher to work with all students and the Science Lab continues to expand. All students learn Spanish as a second language. Desert Sun Academy has an emphasis on the liberal arts and added a Science teacher who meets with all classes. They have an extensive, state-of-the-art science lab and 21st century technology. Students at the Academy wear uniforms and learn Chinese. Desert Willow Elementary is an International School with Spanish instruction for all students, as well as a renowned Spanish Immersion Program – the first in Arizona – along with Spanish Immersion pre-school. Horseshoe Trails Elementary showcases TRRFCC Horsemanship – a character education program through relationships with horses and their new Chinese Immersion Program. All non-immersion students also learn Chinese. Lone Mountain Elementary is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) School with Science, Weather and Lego Labs. All students learn Chinese and upper grades learn to play guitar. Sonoran Trails Middle School boasts 1:1 technology, an interactive Sci-tech Lab and Spanish, French or Chinese taught as required core curriculum, as well as continuation of the Spanish Immersion Program. Cactus Shadows High School has programs for every interest and learner including International Baccalaureate, Honors/Advanced Placement, career and technical education, early college and a myriad of electives, sports and clubs. Come experience Cave Creek Unified where students Start With Us…Grow With Us…Graduate With Us. Visit To contact Dr. Burdick, call 480.575.2000. For more information on the Cave Creek Unified School District, visit

Heroes of Public Education Campaign Launched The Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) is looking for community Heroes of Public Education (HOPE) as part of a statewide campaign. The HOPE campaign was created and launched by the ASBA as the annual theme to kick off the 2015-16 school year. The intent of the campaign is to spotlight educators, parents, legislatures, business partners and community members that inspire and unconditionally influence students throughout Arizona. HOPE recipients will be showcased on the ASBA’s website, Facebook and Twitter sites and printed in various publications. Heroes of Public Education represent public figures who advocate the many needs and challenges in Arizona’s local public schools. School districts and community members are encouraged to nominate HOPE leaders on the ASBA website. The community is also encouraged to use resources from a publicity toolkit, which includes a sample media release, congratulations letter, HOPE logos and much more. To nominate a HOPE leader and download resources from the toolkit, go to

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Fashion Week 4 Kids (FW4K) and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations in partnership with FORD/Robert Black Agency announce model casting calls taking place Saturday, September 12, from 9am-1pm at Garage Boutique, 7144 East Stetson Drive, Suite 100, in Scottsdale. A previous call was held in August at Baby Lux. Boys and girls ages five to 13 are encouraged to audition. There is a $20 application fee for each child. This inaugural kids fashion event is coming to the Valley this fall for a week of activities beginning Monday, October 19, and culminating with a full day of fashion shows and children’s activities on Saturday, October 24, at Scottsdale Quarter. FW4K is an annual event boasting a week-long schedule of fashionable events including playful family activities, fashion shows, special retail events and discounts, celebrity and media bashes and much more. FW4K caters to kids, families and the fashion industry by providing entertainment and current fashion collections from the most desirable designers and brands. For more information about casting calls, visit or send an email to




Sept. 15

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 16-18

Ballet Hispanico Mesa Arts Center; 480.644.6500 Sept. 4

Sept. 16

YES and Toto

Sonny Knight & The Lakers

Talking Stick Resort; 480.850.7734

Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 18-19

Sept. 4-6

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

3rd Annual AZ Reggae Fest WestWorld Sept. 12 Sept. 4-13

Plugged In

Much Ado About Nothing

Chandler Center for the Arts

Greasepaint Youtheatre; 480.949.7529

Sept. 12 Sept. 4-19


Nils Lofgren Talking Stick Resort

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Southwest Shakespeare Company; 480.644.6500


Sept. 4-20

South Pacific Fountain Hills Theater; 480.837.9661 Sept. 4-20

Crimes of the Heart Theatre Artists Studio; 602.765.0120 Sept. 5-6

Experience India Musical Instrument Museum,; 480.478.6000 Sept. 9

Lenny Kravitz with Andra Day Comerica Theatre Sept. 9 – Oct. 4

Chicago Phoenix Theatre; 602.254.2151 Sept. 10-20

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare...Abridged (Revised)!


Sept. 12

Phoenix Symphony Hall; 602.495.1999 Sept. 19

Afro:Baile Presents: 6th Annual - Brazilian Day Arizona Festival Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts Sept. 19

2nd Annual Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

Venue of Scottsdale

WestWorld of Scottsdale www.junkinthetrunk

Sept. 13

Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints University of Phoenix Stadium; 602.379.0102 Sept. 13

An Evening with Dave Matthews Band Ak-Chin Pavilion Sept. 13

Tuck & Patti Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 13 – Oct. 18

Sideways Stories from Wayside School Childsplay; 480.921.5700 Sept. 14

Desert Foothills Theater; 480.488.1981

Musical Instrument Museum

Sept. 11

Sept. 14 – Oct. 18

Carbon Leaf

Fall Season Kickoff

Rediscovered Voices Festival

Mesa Arts Center; 480.644.6500

Arizona Opera; 602.266.7464

Sept. 20

Lizz Wright Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 21

Bowling For Soup with Dolly Roots and Ivory Tribe Livewire; 480.970.1112 Sept. 21

Sept. 25

Foo Fighters with Gary Clark Jr. Ak-Chin Pavilion Sept. 25

James Cotton Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 25-26

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Mesa Arts Center Sept. 25 – Oct. 17

The Tempest Brelby Theatre Sept. 26

Simone Dinnerstein Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 26

Ricky Martin Comerica Theatre Sept. 27

Cooder-White-Skaggs Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 27

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers University of Phoenix Stadium

Justin Townes Earle Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 22

Doyle Bramhall II Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 23

Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla Ak-Chin Pavilion Sept. 24 – Oct. 4

Shrek The Musical Jr. Musical Theatre of Anthem; 602.743.9892

Sept. 27

Family One – Super Heroes Phoenix Symphony Hall Sept. 29

Lera Lynn Musical Instrument Museum Sept. 29

The Wild Kratts Live Comerica Theatre www.livenation. com

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Get ready for a season of dance, music and live theatre as the 2015-16 performing arts season kicks off this fall. The Valley is home to world-class performance troupes, musicians and venues, offering entertaining options for young and old and everyone in between. Here is a preview of some of the outstanding events and venues to experience this season.

Desert Stages Theatre; 480.483.1664

Arizona Broadway Theatre; 623.776.8400 Oct. 16 – Nov. 14: West Side Story Nov. 27 – Dec. 24: A Christmas Carol Jan. 15 – Feb. 7: Carousel Feb. 26 – March 20: Fiddler on the Roof April 15 – May 8: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas May 27 – June 19: Rock of Ages July 15 – Aug. 7: Shrek: The Musical Aug. 26 – Sept. 18: Pageant

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Arizona Opera; 602.266.7464 Oct. 16-18: Arizona Lady Nov. 13-15: Florencia en el Amazonas Feb. 5-7: Carmen Feb. 26-28: Don Giovanni April 1-3: Falstaff

Amber Robins; Photo by Tim Fuller

Center Dance Ensemble Arizona Theatre Company; 602.256.6995 Sept. 24 – Oct. 1: Sex With Strangers Oct. 8-25: Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin Nov. 12-29: Disgraced Dec. 30 – Jan. 17: Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook Feb. 11-28: Fences March 31 – April 17: Of Mice and Men May 5-22: The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

ASU Gammage Oct. 20 – Nov. 8: The Book of Mormon Nov. 24-29: A Christmas Story Jan. 12-17: If/Then Feb. 16-21: The Bridges of Madison County March 15-20: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder April 5-10: 42nd Street May 4-8: Annie June 14-19: Newsies

Oct. 22-25: Reflections Dec. 5-20: Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen March 3-6: Daughters of Eve April 20-24: American Voices

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 – Coppelia Dec. 11-27: The Nutcracker Feb. 11-14: The Sleeping Beauty March 24-27: Today’s Masters May 5-8: All Balanchine May 17 – June 4: An Evening at the Garden May 28-29: Spring Performance

Oct. 9-25: The Taste Test Dec. 4-20: Black Nativity Feb. 5-21: Looking Over the President’s Shoulder April 8-24: Black Pearl Sings

Brelby Theatre

Sept. 4 – Oct. 25: Of Mice and Men Oct. 2 – Nov. 1: The Addams Family A New Musical Comedy Nov. 6 – Jan. 10: Miracle on 34th Street Nov. 13 – Dec. 20: Annie Jr. Jan. 8 – Feb. 7: Thoroughly Modern Millie Jan 22 – March 13: Brighton Beach Memoirs Feb. 19 – March 20: Back to the ’80s… the Totally Awesome Musical March 25 – May 15: Glengarry Glen Ross April 8 – May 8: 9 to 5 the Musical May 20 – June 26: Shrek the Musical, Jr. June 3 – July 24: Moon Over Buffalo July 8 – Aug. 7: Into the Woods

The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre. com; 480.314.0841; 602.381.0184; 602.258.8128

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; 602.252.8497

Ballet Arizona

Black Theatre Troupe; 480.965.3434



A Year with Frog and Toad; Photo by Heather Hill

Childsplay; 480.921.5700 Sept. 13 – Oct. 18: Sideways Stories from Wayside School Oct. 25 – Nov. 22: The Smartest Girl in the World Nov. 15 – Dec. 27: A Year with Frog and Toad Jan. 24 – Feb. 7: PerÔ, Or the Mysteries of the Night Feb. 14 – April 10: Goodnight Moon April 24 – May 29: Pete, Or the Return of Peter Pan

Desert Foothills Theater; 480.488.1981

Sept. 25 – Oct. 17: The Tempest Dec. 4-19: Non-fat Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte…with Sprinkles Jan. 22 – Feb. 13: Windfall April 8-30: Meet the Dryers June 16-25: After Hours at Rosie’s Pub July 29 – Aug. 20: The Oz Chronicles Sept. 9 – Oct. 1: Ghost: The Musical Oct. 14 – Nov. 5: Macbeth

Sept. 10-20: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare...Abridged (Revised)! Oct. 2-11: Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids Nov. 13-22: The Drowsy Chaperone Jan. 8-17: TBA Feb. 19-28: The Children’s Hour April 1-17: Smokey Joe’s Café May 13-22: Alice in Wonderland

Thru Sept. 26: Charley’s Aunt Oct. 1 – Nov. 7: Mary Poppins Nov. 19 – Dec. 30: It’s a Wonderful Life Jan. 7 – Feb. 13: Camelot Feb. 25 – March 26: Last of the Red Hot Lovers April 1-30: Disney’s The Little Mermaid May 5-28: Bullets Over Broadway June 2 – July 9: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying July 14 – Aug. 6: Private Lives Aug. 11 – Sept. 17: The King and I Sept. 22 – Oct. 15: Inherit the Wind

Fountain Hills Theater; 480.837.9661 Sept. 4-20: South Pacific Oct. 16- Nov. 1: Any Number Can Die Nov. 6-22: Sunday in the Park With George Dec. 4-20: A Christmas Carol, The Musical Jan. 8-17: Talley’s Folly Jan. 22 – Feb. 7: La Cage Aux Folles March 11-27: Quilters April 1-17: Play It Again, Sam May 6-22: Curtains

FOUNTAIN HILLS YOUTH THEATER Sept. 25 – Oct. 11: Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. Dec. 4-20: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells Feb. 12-28: Into The Woods April 22 – May 1: Dear Edwina May 27 – June 12: Miss Minnie’s Melodram-odeon!

Phoenix Theatre

Scorpius Dance Theatre; 480.949.7529; 602.254.2151; 602.254.2151

Sept. 9 – Oct. 4 – Chicago Oct. 28 – Nov. 22: The Toxic Avenger Nov. 18 – Dec. 27: The Wizard of Oz Dec. 17-23: Holiday Cabaret with Maestro Jeff Kennedy Dec. 18-22: Arizona Opera presents Holiday Favorites

Sept. 11: Studio Showcase Oct. 1-10: A Vampire Tale Feb. 25-27: Catwalk April 28-30: L.O.V.E.

Sept. 4-13: Much Ado About Nothing Oct. 16-25: The Producers Dec. 11-20: Oliver! Feb. 19 – March 6: Heathers, The Musical March 18-20: Theatre for Social Justice May 6-15: Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical


Southwest Shakespeare Company; 480.644.6500

Mesa Arts Center

Sept. 4-19: Hysteria Oct. 16-31: The Merry Wives of Windsor Jan. 15-30: Othello Jan. 16-30: The Comedy of Errors Feb. 26 – March 12: Wittenberg March 25 – April 9: Twelfth Night; 480.644.6500

Musical Theatre of Anthem; 602.743.9892 Sept. 24 – Oct. 4 – Shrek The Musical Jr. Nov. 12-15 – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Dec. 3-13 – Annie Jr. Feb. 18-28 – Junie B. Jones, The Musical March 3-6 – Legally Blonde Jr. April 28 – May 8 – Disney’s Mary Poppins May 12-22 – Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids June 16-19 – Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.

The Phoenix Symphony; 602.495.1999 Maestro Tito Muñoz debuts his second season as music director with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Join Maestro Muñoz in this grand program as he leads over 200 musicians, including The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and world-class soloists, in Beethoven’s final and most celebrated masterpiece, featuring the famous “Ode to Joy” chorus, September 18 and 19 at 7:30pm at Symphony Hall in Downtown Phoenix.

Jan. 20 – Feb. 7: Calendar Girls Jan 26 – Feb. 19: The Magic Books Feb. 24 – March 20: Evita March 16 – April 3: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill April 6 – May 1: The All Night Strut! May 6-22: The Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals May 18 – June 12: When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney June 8 – July 10: Avenue Q

Musical Instrument Museum; 480.478.6000 MIM brings world-class performers to the Valley while celebrating music as a sustaining human gift that enriches world culture by collecting, preserving and exhibiting a wide variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. Save the dates of November 7-8 for MIMFest 2015. Enjoy two days of music from around the world by award-winning performers, delicious food and fun activities for children of all ages. Tickets are on sale to the public beginning September 3.

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Theatre Artists Studio

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts; 602.765.0120

www.scottsdaleperformingarts. org; 480.499.8587 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a starstudded 2015-16 season of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and more. Among the many highlights are performances by BalletBoyz, Margaret Cho, Joan Collins, Alan Cumming, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Ana Gasteyer, The Hot Sardines, Jane Lynch, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Ten Tenors, all of whom will be making their Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts debuts, alongside returning favorites such as Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Arturo Sandoval and Poncho Sanchez, Martin Short and Tommy Tune.

Sept. 4-20: Crimes of the Heart Oct. 16 – Nov. 1: American Myth Nov. 27 – Dec. 13: Cinderella Jan. 15-31: Grand Concourse Feb. 26 – March 13: The Weir April 8-24: The Outgoing Tide May 20 – June 5: Equal Opportunity Offenders: Music from South Park June 16-26: New Summer Shorts 2016

Valley Youth Theatre; 602.253.8188, Ext. 2 Oct. 9-25: James and the Giant Peach Dec. 4-23: A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Feb. 5-21: Pinocchio April 8-24: Pinkalicious June 10-26: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Ozomatli will perform at the 2015 MIMFest.

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Located in the heart of Downtown Mesa, the Center’s mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible and relevant. The annual season kickoff festival, held September 11, will take on the atmosphere of a Latin street party this year, with Los Lonely Boys, lessons in Latin social dance from Ballet Hispanico and five new exhibitions in Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, including two showcasing works from Cheech Marin’s collection. Enjoy great food, amazing lowriders and artist demonstrations on the Shadow Walk; this feastfor-the-senses festival will satisfy art cravings in every way.


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THE AUGUST WINNERS ARE... • Tickets to dinner and a show to Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of Lucky Stiff: Jill Hocken of Scottsdale • A Pair of tickets to see the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field: Carey Hauskins of Fountain Hills


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This photo was submitted by Diane Nowak who won tickets to see Legally Blonde at Arizona Broadway Theatre. She says, “It was a great night – good food, tremendous show and lots of fun. Thank you for facilitating the tickets.”

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The 27th annual Patagonia Fall Festival, a celebration of music and art, October 9-11, should be on everyone’s autumn “must do” list. An easy day trip or overnighter from Phoenix, the Fall Festival this year features over 120 fine artists, artisans and quality food vendors. The three-day event is based in Patagonia’s shady central park, itself a main attraction in the tiny mountain town. The historic Circle Z guest ranch in Patagonia is this year’s presenting sponsor. There will be musical entertainment every day at the park gazebo as well as performances from a mobile “Concert Haul” from the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts, a major sponsor of the Festival. Musical treats range from a little light opera to R&B to mariachi and classic dance bands. Festival manager Bonnie MacLean says the Festival has something for everyone. “With many new exhibitors – the farmers’ market, the two stages – we’ve expanded the festival grounds in the center of town so there will be plenty of room to stroll, sit in the shade and talk to the artists in their




Enjoy The View In Patagonia Located seven miles outside of Patagonia in Lake Patagonia Ranch Estates, A Room With A View is an 18-acre, private retreat offering quiet seclusion, panoramic views and peaceful solitude. A Room With a View also boasts easy access to birding, hiking and boating. It is just minutes from Patagonia Lake State Park, which offers swimming, rental boats, pontoon birding tours and fishing. Two rooms are available in this Santa Fe ranch home. Each has a Photos courtesy of A Room With A View. private bath and fully equipped kitchen. Refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, utensil, towels and linens are supplied. Both rooms are furnished with king beds and two comfort chairs. HD Direct TV and DVR service As summer winds down, Zarpara Vineyard invites its guests to chill with are in each room. Both rooms enjoy them, enjoy some summer wines and get ready for fall. Among the vineyard’s a grand view of the distant valley of summer offerings are: Sonora, Mexico. • Sauvignon Blanc – Crisp pear and citrus For information, call 520.397.9297 • Viognier – Honeydew and mango or visit

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In addition, the vineyard will hold its Rootstock Harvest Celebration Saturday, September 19, from 12-5pm. Celebrate the 2015 harvest with two Arizona bands, Degrazia and Touch of Gray, and enjoy the release of at least two of the vineyard’s 2013 reds. Zapara Vineyard is located in Cochise County, which enjoys a high elevation at roughly 4,000 feet and up, so days are cooler, and nights are a lot cooler. Those who want to make a weekend trip can enjoy a hike (www., visit Apple Annie’s u-pick farms (www.appleannies. com) or do some cave spelunking ( in the morning, go wine tasting in the afternoon, get a nice dinner and then nestle in for a cool evening of star gazing. Learn more at

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Apple Annie’s Orchard will hold a celebration of the delicious apples grown in Willcox the first two weekends of this month – September 5-6 and 12-13. Enjoy u-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to orchard for picking, all-you-can-eat apples and pancake breakfast, applesmoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies and more. The 15th Annual Apple Harvest runs 7:30am-5:30pm on all days. Also on the same weekends, Apple Annie’s Produce will hold its Green Chili Roast event. Enjoy green chili ice cream for purchase, free samples of fresh and roasted green chilies, buy 40 pounds of green chilies, jalapeños, poblanos or another of the eight varieties and Apple Annie’s will roast them for free – pick your own or choose already picked. The free event runs 8:30am-5:30pm. Later in the month, September 19-20, is the Fall Pumpkin Celebration. Bring the family for pumpkin picking and activities. For $3, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch and children’s play area. The event runs from 8:30am-5:30pm. The My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend & Country Craft Fair is also the weekend of September 19-20. This celebration of all things Apple Pie includes free wagon rides to u-pick tree ripened apples, Apple Pie Baking Contest on Saturday and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, applesmoked burger lunches available, crafts. The event runs from 7:30am-5:30pm. For more information, call 520.384.2084 or visit


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Marty Robbins Birthday Celebration

Photo courtesy of the Friends of Marty Robbins Museum.

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The Friends of Marty Robbins Museum will celebrate what would have been the performer’s 90th birthday Saturday, September 26, from 10am-1pm. The event will be held at the Museum, which is located at 156 North Railroad Avenue in Willcox. Attendees will enjoy live

Discover The Artistry & Tastes Of Old Mexico The 43rd Annual Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque takes place September 12 in Sedona. The plazas, patios and streets of Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heartpounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, traditional and present-day artistry and the mouthwatering tastes of Mexico will fill the day. Performance during the event include Gaetano (10:30am-2pm), Gabriel Romo (10am-12:30pm), Ritmo Latino (1:30-4:30pm), Jaleo Band (3-6pm) and Ballet Folkorico De Colores (11am, 1pm, 3pm). The free event runs from 10am5pm. For more information, call 928.282.4838 or



music, cake and beverages. Admission on donation. Members with a card are free. Proceeds go to keep the Friends of Marty Robbins Museum open to the public. For information on the event, call 520.766.1404 or send an email to


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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

10th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Head up to Flagstaff this month for the 10th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival. Pepsi Amphitheater will play host to some of the best traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, complemented by other styles of acoustic music, including old-time, Celtic, gypsy jazz and more. Headliners at the event include Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers and Laurie Lewis & The Righthands. Enjoy educational workshops and a band contest with more than $2,000 in prizes, barn dance, kid’s activities, jamming and on-site camping. The event runs September 18-20. For more information, call 928.525.1695 or visit or

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Park Celebrates Anniversary At Harvest Moon Dance

“Roughin’ It” by Steve Atkinson

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Hold Your Horses! At Phippen


High Desert Park in Black Canyon City will be dining, dancing and celebrating the 15th anniversary of their High Desert Helper’s by the moonlight Saturday, September 26. Lasagna dinner and Rock Springs Café for dessert will start at 5:30pm at the Club House. Following dinner, Route 66 will be performing rock, country and blues music for the dance, which will be held outdoors on the tennis court under the stars. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and are available by calling 623.374.5069. Adult tickets include dinner, dance and a chance at door prizes, as well as a raffle ticket for the designed and hand-sewn quilt by renowned quilter Marcia Randolph. This year there will be a second place quilt sewn by Teddy Torgerson. Third and fourth place prizes include Rock Springs and Ron’s Market gift certificates. Additional raffle tickets ($1 each or six for $5) may be purchased by contacting Beth Cothern at 623.374.5069. High Desert Park is located at 19001 East Jacie Lane. For more information, visit

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From their extensive use on battlefields and farms, to their dedication as service animals, family pets and even entertainers, horses have been spirited, loyal and much beloved companions. In tribute to this powerful and hardworking friend, the Phippen Museum in Prescott invites the public to enjoy its annual Hold Your Horses! Invitational Exhibition & Sale, which runs through September 27. The exhibition features artwork focused entirely on the horse. Explore 33 artists known for their ‘art of the horse’ – a real treat for Western art aficionados and enthusiastic art collectors. The Phippen Museum is located just a few minutes north of Downtown Prescott at 4701 Highway 89 North. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID and free for Museum members and children 12 and under. For a complete list of participating artists, or to view the exhibit’s online gallery, visit For additional information, call 928.778.1385.

Zen Dispensary is now open in New River. Just two minutes north of the Anthem Outlet Mall, Zen offers medical marijuana patients a friendly, safe and discreet way to obtain medical cannabis. The store carries a full assortment of products including flowers, edibles, concentrates and supplies. On any given day patrons will find more than 15 high quality strains in stock. The dispensary opened in April and, according to its owners, has experienced rapid growth due to the location and the demand. Zen’s goal is to offer customer service that is knowledgeable and achieve wait times less than five minutes per visit. The store also offers Z-Rewards. This program gives each

customer a five percent credit toward their next purchase. In addition, pre-load a Z-Rewards card and receive an instant 10 percent bonus. “We are passionate about medical cannabis and truly believe in the comfort that marijuana brings to patients,” says Zen owner Tony Montanna. “This industry is here to stay, so embracing it makes sense, but more importantly educating the public about the safe use of marijuana is imperative and we are committed to making this happen.” Zen is located at 46639 North Black Canyon Hwy in New River. Call 623.936.9333 or visit www.zendispensary. com, or contact Montanna directly at

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Our world is troubled and crazy. We see armies and guerilla gangs fighting. We watch mass killings on TV. And we try to reconcile this with the U.S. Declaration of Independence’s “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We’re slammed with too many obligations. We’re pressured by family, work, friends, neighbors…do this or that, help with the other thing, go here and there. Wow! It’s not easy living ‘the good life.’ But maybe we’re trying to go, to be, to do, to rush, to make more than we need to.


Eat 220 Pounds Of Fish Skin…Or Do This Age-related eye conditions will triple in the next 15 years. Macular degeneration alone will account for 50 percent of visual impairment and 20 percent of blindness. It is also estimated that 30 million people will develop cataracts by the year 2020 (due to increased life expectancy, poor nutrition, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, diabetes, smoking, and certain medications). However, it is now shown that taking specific supplements can reduce macular degeneration by almost 25 percent and cataracts by 15 percent. This could save our healthcare system almost $7.5 billion. Additionally, four separate clinical studies performed in four different countries around the world showed that dietary supplementation can provide better visual acuity after just one year.


A Few Of Your Favorite Things This month’s photo was submitted by Karen Matulis of Cave Creek who says that the photo was taken in August “between rain and wind events. It shows the moon and the sun.” Our Best Shot Photo Contest is all about your favorites – whether it is a person, place or thing. Snap a photo and send us a brief description of why your “favorite” is so special. Do you treasure time with the family? Show us what makes you smile. Do you enjoy mountain hikes? Let us in on the experience. Maybe you are a regular at a Valley restaurant…show us what keeps you going back. And if it’s raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens that makes you purr, please, take a photo and share it with our readers! The winning photo will be on the cover of the January 2016 issue. When submitting your photo, please include your full name, contact number and what area you live in. Submit your digital photo to with “My Best Shot” in the subject line. The photo should be high resolution and at least 800x600 in size.


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North Valley September 2015 Issue of CITYSunTimes  

CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 13th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...

North Valley September 2015 Issue of CITYSunTimes  

CITYSunTimes is a locally owned community publication now in its 13th year, serving over 80,000 readers in the North Valley. CST offers pers...