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NOV E MBE R 2013

Carefree Veterans Day Event

20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

By Jess Moran

This year, pay tribute to our veterans in Downtown Carefree at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion (formerly Carefree Amphitheater). The free event will take place from 3-5pm on Veterans Day, November 11. The event includes veteran speakers who will share their military experiences, music by Don Morosic and his Main Event Swing Band. Packages from Home will be in attendance, accepting items that our oversees troops are in need of or cash donations to cover the shipping costs. Items in highest demand include toothpaste, lotion, eye drops, shirts, boxers, canned food and peanut butter. Take time to reflect on the sacrifices our veterans have made. For more information, contact the Town of Carefree at 480.488.3686. |CST


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Help Those In Need By Jess Moran

The winter holidays can be a contradiction. On one hand, it’s a time of reflection and expressions of affection for loved ones. On the other, it can be a maddening rush to include everyone in an expensive gift-buying frenzy. This year, why not take a step back, rally the gang and “adopt” a family less fortunate? The Foothills Food Bank helps families in need every holiday season and hosts an Adopt-AFamily program so as to make another family’s celebrations a little fuller. Families, soccer teams, bridge clubs, church groups and other groups can help shoulder a family’s hardships by taking on their holiday shopping. “What a lesson for our children,” says Jeanne Panhorst, co-chair of Foothills Food Bank. “Children are often so preoccupied with their own gift requests. Teaching them to put those aside and think about other children less fortunate will ultimately set their minds on living a more giving, and less selfish lifestyle.” Donors are matched with a family in need, and get to shop for and wrap that family’s Wish List. If time is an issue, there are food bank volunteers to do the shopping with a donor’s financial contribution. “Adopting a family can set a precedent that carries over all year long,” Panhorst adds. To experience the blessing of being a blessing to someone else this year, please e-mail, or call Jeanne at 480.595.8584. |CST

Cave Creek Wild West Days: The Best of the West Enjoy a wild and western weekend as the 10th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days rides into town October 31-November 3. Coordinated by the non-profit Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association, the annual event will once again transport the community back to the late 1800s with events throughout the festive weekend. You don’t have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to enjoy this event and there is something to do for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information, see our special edition coverage inside on page 29 or visit



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EDITOR’S PICKS “We’re flawed, because we want so much more. We’re ruined, because we get these things, and wish for what we had.”

Around Town: Pearl Jam


– ‘Don Draper,’ Mad Men

The month of November is traditionally a time for giving thanks. It is a time to celebrate with loved ones Celtic and to honor heroes. Festival There are so many wonderful events happening this month – Wild and Scottish West Days celebrate our state’s Western heritage; Hidden in the Hills Art Highland Tour celebrates the many talented artists who call the Northeast Valley Games home; and we will also pause to honor our veterans on November 11 with a number of events around town. There are pet adoption events, concerts, plays and art shows; fundraisers and festivals…the weather is gorgeous, it’s a great time to be in Arizona! Somewhere in the midst of all of the activity that leads into the holiday season, though, hopefully we will find the space to pause and find gratitude simply for being. It’s so easy to get lost in the striving towards something or the day’s to-do’s that we forget what we have. Enjoy the simple pleasures – hot coffee, cool blues, good friends, a loving family; a gorgeous sunset, an equally amazing sunrise; a loyal pet and fuzzy slippers…the things that make you smile and say, yes, it’s all right here. This Thanksgiving and holiday season, I plan on surrounding myself with my favorite people and a few of my favorite things and giving thanks for every single one – not wishing for something down the road, or regretting something that is gone, but simply being where I am, when I am and being darn grateful for it.


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Until next month, all my best,

Kathryn M. Miller, Managing Editor

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Constitution Day By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

Farmers Market Returns Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market, located on the southwest corner of First Street and Brown Avenue, continues from 8:30am-1pm on Saturdays in November. Take a Saturday morning and experience a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, organic produce, socializing and the simpler things that make a city a community. This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic and pesticide free produce, seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, natural pork, beef, fish and free range eggs and local cheeses; freshly baked artisan breads, Amish friendship breads, jams and tamales are just some of the great local foods you’ll find there. Familyfriendly and well mannered pets welcome. Visit

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It is easy to forget how great we have it in the United States. It is easy for us to forget how few people today and throughout the history of the world have had the same opportunities and freedoms we do here in the United States. This is true, in large part, thanks to our Constitution. MAYOR To celebrate this important City of Scottsdale document, I held a Constitution Day 480.312.3111 Contest and invited all Scottsdale school children to participate. I was overwhelmed by the response. I received 157 entries including essays and art in many interesting and delightful mediums. Scottsdale Fashion Square generously sponsored this event and supplied gift certificates to each winner and a reception was held at City Hall for all participants. Choosing one winner from each category (elementary, middle school and high school) proved to be very difficult. In the end, the winners were Jaywon Kim, Freshman at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy; Abby Davis, eighth-grader at Mountainside Middle School; and Marina Abdelmalak, third-grader from Yavapai Elementary. Marina’s essay stood out to all the judges. She and her family recently moved to the United States from Egypt and her essay was her personal account of the oppression and violence her family suffered because of their Christian beliefs. At eight years old, she truly understands how blessed she is to live in the United States and after a harrowing account of her life in that country, ends her essay with, “I have the freedom to learn, grow and achieve and become the best I can be. This is what the Bill of Rights means to me.” It is important for all of us to remember that our Constitution was founded on a simple yet revolutionary idea. The idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people. That government has no authority to grant people freedoms since they are not the government’s to grant. The idea that each of us is born free and that the sole purpose of government is to protect those freedoms. This is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man, and something I am grateful to celebrate with the students in our city.

Brown’s Ranch Opens

One of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s new jewels – the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead – is now open. A celebration was held last month for the acquisition of new land in the the northern region and the opening of new amenities, trails and trailheads. The trailhead is located on Alma School Parkway about a mile-and-aquarter north of Dynamite Boulevard. This trailhead features interpretive exhibits about the human history of the Preserve and serves as the major access point to the vast network of trails in the area. It provides access to such unique destinations as Granite Mountain, Cholla Mountain, Brown’s Mountain, Balanced Rock and Cathedral Rock. The Brown’s Ranch trailhead is a main entryway into the preserve’s unique northern areas. It features parking for 200 vehicles, plus an additional 24 spots for horse trailers. Drinking water, restrooms, an educational area and amphitheater are located at the trailhead, as is the soonto-be-opened Jane Rau Interpretive Trail. The trailhead and its network of new and refurbished trails provide access to the scenic Sonoran Desert. Visit for more information.




SVS Sport Horse Event Weekend The SVS Horse Auction and Expo will be held at Westworld, the City of Scottsdale’s premiere equine facility, November 20-23. The auction got its humble start at Twisted Tree Farm and has expanded into an annuallyheld equine exposition. SVS now offers exciting varieties and opportunities for many disciplines involving sport horse enthusiasts. The SVS Sport Horse Expo features top quality sport horses performing events such as dressage demonstrations, high jumping, young horses free jumping and much more. Additionally, this unique exposition offers equine clinics and seminars. These clinics and seminars are great for individuals interested in gaining greater knowledge into the physical abilities and keen intellect of these spectacular sport horses. The SVS Sport Horse Auctions have become widely known and sought after by horse show aficionados and enthusiasts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. SVS provides a

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rare opportunity for riders of all levels of experience the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid on some of the world’s finest sport horses. Each sport horse will be individually presented, displaying beauty and athleticism. The SVS Horse Expo will raise awareness and funds for five charities this year through live and silent auctions. The event will run 8am-4pm daily and tickets may be purchased at the door. Cost is $15 per adult per day; $10 per child per day. For more information, visit

Hazardous Waste Collection Day There are many items homeowners have around the house such as paints, solvents, pesticides, pool chemicals, automotive fluids, etc. that are not so simple to get rid of. Bring them November 2 to the City of Scottsdale’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 7:30am-2pm. The event will be held at 9191 East San Salvador Drive, in Scottsdale. If you need additional information, or need to dispose of any of these items, contact Solid Waste at 480.312.5600 or visit



Items Accepted: • Photo Chemicals • Automotive Fluids • Household Cleaners • Pool Acids / Chlorine • Solvents and Thinners • Paints / Stains / Varnishes • Household and Car Batteries

The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market event will be held November 9 at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The event will be filled with all things rusty, vintage and handmade. Vintage market vendors have spent their summer crisscrossing the entire country to bring shoppers their most unique finds. Attendees can expect to find treasures of all types including vintage clothing, repurposed furniture, industrial pieces, farmhouse décor, handmade items and more. The fall 2013 market will feature over 100 vendors including over 70 returning vendors from previous shows. Shoppers who want the first opportunity to see all of the finds can start their day with an early entry ticket beginning at 8am. Early entry will last until 10am and cost $10 per ticket. The first 300 shoppers through the entrance will receive a special edition Junk in the Trunk reusable shopping bag. Regular entry will begin at 10am and last until 3pm with an admission price of $5. Children under 12 are free throughout the day. A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit the local Young Life chapter of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. For more information about the event or vendor opportunities, visit www. or send an e-mail to

Arizona Musicfest will present APPLAUSE! A Special Benefit Performance and Dinner celebrating excellence in artistry and philanthropy on November 14 at 6pm at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale. The event is the major fundraiser of the year for Arizona Musicfest and features a concert performance by Broadway star Mike Eldred and a special recognition of philanthropists Susan and Michael Rouleau, in appreciation of their generous support of Arizona Musicfest. Guests will be treated to an exclusive introduction to this year’s Festival by Arizona Musicfest maestro Robert Moody. A full gourmet meal will be prepared by the acclaimed chefs of Troon Country Club. Call 480.488.0806 or visit www. for reservations. Tickets are $160 each. Troon Country Club is located at 25000 North Windy Walk Drive in Scottsdale.

Giving back means so much to military personnel and Healthy Smiles Dentistry is doing just that as part of its fourth annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Healthy Smiles conducts the drive annually as part of Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to U.S. military. Unopened, fresh, wrapped candy can be brought to Healthy Smiles Dentistry on November 4 between 8am-5pm. The family practice is located at 8700 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 226, in Scottsdale. For every pound of candy brought in, the giver receives $1. The candy that is “bought back” will be sent overseas to U.S. military personnel. When the candy is delivered to Healthy Smiles, each giver will be able to write a thank you card or color a picture. The dentistry practice’s e-mail is

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Cooks & Corks Tasting Event The Valley’s top culinary stars will align at Cooks & Corks, an outdoor culinary tasting event spotlighting Arizona’s top local chefs and a worldclass collection of winemakers. The event will be presented by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, the charitable organization that hosts the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival and The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. Cooks & Corks will be held at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Executive Chef Mel Mecinas will serve up a spectacular multi-course tasting menu, along with other prominent Valley chefs. The current lineup includes Executive Chef Frank Belosic and Sous Chef Lee Hillson

of The Phoenician Resort’s Il Terrazzo; Chef Michael O’Dowd of Renegade by MOD; Chef Matt Carter of Zinc Bistro, The Mission and The House Brasserie; Chef Matt Taylor of Market Street Kitchen; Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of The Sanctuary Resort; Executive Chef Roberto Madrid of The Westin Kierland’s Deseo; Executive Chef Jadan Sheive of J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge’s Stone Grill; and Executive Chef Michael Cairns of Montelucia’s Prado. A live band will be on hand for dancing under the stars. All funds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts. Tickets are $95 and will be limited to 250-300 attendees. The Four Seasons Resort is offering a special $350 room rate for attendees. Visit for more information and tickets.

Special Veterans Day Program In Scottsdale Come and honor our country and the people who serve it at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park on November 11 from 3-5pm. Dr. Connie Mariano, a former physician to the President, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Veterans Day program in Scottsdale. Mariano served nine years as White House doctor, first for the final year of the term of George H.W. Bush, then for the entire eight years of Bill Clinton, and lastly, during the first year of George W. Bush’s first term in office. She has achieved an impressive list of “firsts” that include:

Longtime White House physician Dr. Connie Mariano will be the guest speaker at McCormick-Stillman Park for a special Veterans Day commemoration on November 11.

• The first military woman to become the White House Physician to the President • The first woman Director of the White House Medical Unit • The first Filipino American in U.S. history to become a Navy Rear Admiral The Veterans Day event also will feature the 108th Army National Guard Band as well as dignitaries, guest speakers and live performances. The program is free and open to the public. The park is located at 7301 East Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale.



It’s one of those topics that many people don’t like to talk about. When the last living parent passes, what is the best way to handle the contents of the house? Josh Levine, owner of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, encounters families facing this challenge daily. “More often than not, we encounter families who are confused about the value of items in their parents’ homes,” Levine says. “Some things have appreciated, but many have devaluated.” Levine offers tips for this process:


J. Levine Offers Tips For Estate Challenges

• Make Piles: Divide the contents of the house into piles: charity, trash, heirloom and research.

• Draw Numbers: Avoid family fights by establishing rules. Draw numbers to take turns choosing items you would like to keep. • Consider Climate: If you’re cleaning out a home in a different part of the country, consider our hot climate. Some find wood furniture cracks in our desert climate. • Explore Selling Options: Do research before hiring an auction house and make sure you have an understanding of the auction process. J. Levine Auction & Appraisal recently brought back its “Thursday Nights in Scottsdale” estate auctions featuring a variety of fine art, vintage items, décor, estate jewelry, gold, silver, toys, electronics, rare artifacts and more. Preview for the auction begins at 4pm with refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and live music. The auction begins at 6pm and is located at 10345 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For information, visit or call 480.496.2212. Photo Courtesy Noel Winters

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• Research the Value of Items: Do your homework. Search eBay, and liveauctioneers. com to determine an item’s worth.




New Hospital Unit At Scottsdale Healthcare Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital recently dedicated its new Women’s Health and Healing Unit. Located on the hospital’s third floor, it provides a comforting environment to support the needs of women receiving treatment for gynecologic cancers including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. Nursing staff are specially trained in gynecologic cancers and include a dedicated gynecologic oncology-trained Nurse Practitioner, bringing an added layer of care, comfort and expertise to the upgraded and relocated unit. “In terms of a medical facility, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital is very different and unique. It represents a sanctuary,”

says gynecologic oncologist Mike Janicek, MD, medical director of the Women’s Health and Healing Unit. The hospital itself was designed from the patient’s perspective and reflects a new generation of concierge-focused healthcare facilities. Visitors and patients can stroll through the healing gardens, shop in the boutique or enjoy works of art created by local artists. Patients can even enjoy a visit from their favorite pet to make them feel more at home and assist in the healing process. “It truly is the pinnacle of a healing environment. It gives patients such a sense of comfort coming to a place they know and trust,” says Janicek. For more information, visit

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Young and talented musicians honing their performance skills will perform on November 16 at the Arizona Musicfest Young Performers Recital. The concert begins at 2pm in North Scottsdale at Westminster Village. Outstanding awardwinning young artists – Eric Linn, piano; David Kwak, violin; Lily Kwak, piano; and Tiffany Chang, violin – will perform a program of short classical works. This is the first Young Performers Recital of the 2013-14 season. The free one-hour concert will be followed by a Meet the Musicians reception with refreshments. Westminster Village is located at 12000 North 90th Street in Scottsdale. No RSVP is required. Please call Arizona Musicfest at 480.488.0806 for additional information or visit

Pictured L-R: Irene O’Hare, Arizona Musicfest Youth Performance Chairperson, with violinist David Kwak, concertmaster of the Phoenix Youth Symphony’s Symphonette, who will be appearing at the November 16 concert. Photo credit: Vickilyn Hussey

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You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – but this year, join in Small Business Saturday on November 26 to support and celebrate the role of small businesses in our economy. Small Business Saturday is a national push to encourage people to “shop small.” Scottsdale is hosting this year’s Arizona celebration of small businesses – one of 15 events being held across the country as part of the national Small Business Saturday campaign. The event will happen in Scottsdale from 10am2pm on The Plaza At SouthBridge, located at 7124 East Stetson Drive.

• 10am – Fountain of Life Church Choir • 10:30am – Remarks and ceremony with Mayor Lane • 10:40am – Prize Drawing • 11am – Music from PK Rockz • 11:50am – Prize Drawing • 12pm – Santa and his miniature reindeer arrive; Dickens Carolers perform • 1pm – Prize Drawing • 2pm – Santa and his reindeer head back to North Scottsdale Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane will kick-off the event, joined by small businesses and the consumers, to support the small businesses in every community that provide goods and services for residents and visitors and jobs for residents. Learn more and find resources for promoting or supporting your local business at http://facebook. com/smallbusinesssaturday.

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TOWN OF PARADISE VALLEY Veterans Appreciation Car Show The Paradise Valley Veterans Appreciation Vintage Car Show is a chance for residents to come together as a community and enjoy a collection of vintage cars. This is the ninth year that the Town has sponsored the show to honor veterans and active service military. The event will be held on Saturday, November 9. The show will be open to the public starting at 8:30am. At 11:15am, there will be a short drivers’ meeting for those who would like to take the “Driving Tour,” finishing at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Remington’s Restaurant, located at 7200 North Scottsdale Road, for a no-host lunch. The cost of the lunch will be $22 per person. The entry fee is $50 per car and all proceeds will be equally divided between the Sentinels of Freedom and Wounded Warriors. To participate, all automobiles should be pre-1975 sports, antique, special interest or race car. If you would like to enter a car in the show or if you want more information, please contact Diane at 480.348.3530 or visit



PV Resident Continues Public Service Town of Paradise Valley resident and publisher of CITYSunTimes Hope H. Ozer was recently reappointed for a tenth term to the Town of Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment. The Board is a quasi-judicial body that hears appeals concerning rulings of any Town officer who construes the zoning laws and regulations of the Town. The Board may grant variances from, and exceptions to, the strict application of the code. “It’s important to me to remain involved in the community and help to maintain the integrity that the forefathers envisioned for Paradise Valley,” Ozer says. “I joke that I am the oldest living member of the Board of Adjustment. They say that with age comes wisdom. I’m happy to be sharing mine with my chosen home.” Ozer was appointed to the Board by the Mayor and Town Council two years after her relocation with her family from New York in 1984 and has served ever since, many times as its chair. She continues to be extensively involved in the greater Valley community, most notably for her devotion to Valley Youth Theatre and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.

New Location For Two Plates Full Arizona’s popular Two Plates Full has moved to the Shops at Gainey Village. The new location includes 50 percent more retail space than its former location at the Borgata. The boutique will feature functional art, gifts and accessories with the majority created by American and local artists including Sharon Anderson, Debbie Grabske, Terri Day, and Alexi Devillers. In addition, Two Plates Full will offer hand painted glassware, colorful pieces of wall art, fun serving pieces, unique clothing created by owner, Terri Weisz, along with other great gift items. Two Plates Full is located at 8877 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 404, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.443.3241 or visit


Exports Can Help Build Stronger Phoenix Economy By Mayor Greg Stanton

Certified Local Fall Festival Family-friendly event celebrates all things local The ninth annual Local First Arizona Certified Local Fall Festival, being held this year on November 9 from 10am-4pm, is returning with even more local merchants, entertainment, food, drink and activities the whole family can enjoy. The Fall Festival will again be located at Portland Parkway, 10 West Portland Street, right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. For all of the event details, visit Photo courtesy of Rick D’Elia, D’Elia Photographic

Honoring Our Veterans: Daisy Mountain Parade North Valley residents can help pay tribute to our veterans at the Ninth Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade, which will take place on Saturday, November 9 in Anthem. The parade will begin promptly at 10am, beginning at King Drive and concluding at the Anthem Community Center. Seven veterans of the Korean War will serve as honorary grand marshals. Other participants include equestrian groups, military floats, school units, patriotic organizations and local businesses. Returning crowd-pleasers include El Zaribah Shriners, the Wells Fargo Stage Coach and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. New this year is “Charlie Chopper,” a fully restored OH-6A Cayuse “Loach” helicopter that was shot down several times while serving with the 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam. For those who enjoy marching bands, Arizona’s 108th Army Band, the Glendale Pipes and Drums and the Boulder Creek High School Band will be performing, among others. The Daisy Mountain Veterans will again participate with the U.S. Marine Corps in its Toys for Tots program. Prior to the parade, new unwrapped gifts will be accepted at a number of area locations (visit as well as along the parade route on the day of the event. For more information, call 623.742.6050.

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Since taking office 21 months ago, I have made building a strong economy that works for every Phoenix family my highest priority. If the Great Recession taught us anything, it was that our local economy was far too dependent on a narrow set of industries – and that to break free from the boom-then-bust cycle, we need a more diverse and sustainable economic base. We’ve made real progress on several fronts. Phoenix is investing MAYOR in education and workforce development; spurring new research City of Phoenix and development through the biosciences; and we’re cutting red 602.262.7111 tape to streamline the permitting process in the City. A critical component to our long-term economic health is to leverage our city’s strengths and play a more significant role in the global economy. Our international economic development strategy is straight forward. First, build on our record as a foreign direct investment leader. And, second, better connect local businesses with the international marketplace to expand our export base and sell Arizona products abroad. We’re starting by building a closer relationship with Mexico. With more than $5.7 billion in annual trade agreements, our neighbor to the south is already Arizona’s strongest trade partner. But we believe we can do more business with Mexico. Since taking office, I’ve led four trade delegations to Mexico – working with local business leaders, the state and local chambers of commerce, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and many more. Mayor Stanton Writes, Continued on page 18




Valley Diners Check Out Nook Last month, North Valley residents welcomed a new dining hotspot – Nook, in the Arcadia neighborhood. Restaurant goers are greeted by a brightly colored blue front door where guests pull the handle to reveal a cozy waiting area, complete with a fireplace and cushy leather chairs, along with a retail space that diners can browse with a glass of wine while waiting to sink into a comfy booth, complete with homey butcher block tables.

Crafted by Chef Nick LaRosa, Nook’s menu features familiar Italian highlights like homemade wood-fired pizzas, a variety of bruschettas and entrées like the Pasta Crepe with grilled chicken, haricot vert and a roasted four pepper cream sauce. LaRosa’s menu is a mix of can’t-miss dishes. Not surprisingly, the veteran chef’s creativity isn’t limited to Italian influences. For lunch, diners will devour the deconstructed Asian salad with glazed salmon or skirt steak, along with the Halibut Tacos filled with fresh pico de gallo, pickled red onion, nappa cabbage, avocado, radish, Cotija cheese and roasted garlic

spicy aioli. Nook also features desserts designed by Tracy Dempsey, including Bread & Butter Bread Pudding, Ice Cream & Cookies, Affogato and Dempsey’s Chocolate Salami. Nook is located at 3623 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. For more information, call 602.651.1390 or visit

Celebrate The Season With Outlets at Anthem The 12th annual lighting of the tallest holiday tree in the nation will take place on November 16 at Outlets at Anthem. The 110-foot white fir will be decorated with three miles of LED lights, more than 6,000 ornaments and bows and a three-foot-tall copper star. Santa Claus will lead the countdown and flip the switch to light the tree, along with local celebrities and other special guests. The free event runs from 6-9pm. For more information, call 623.465.9500 or

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I’m also committed to seeking new opportunities – and believe we can do well in Canada, Asia, Europe and Central America. That’s because Phoenix is uniquely positioned to leverage our growing population, talented workforce, infrastructure, tourism, pro-business climate and competitive operating costs to significantly increase exports and foreign direct investment. I recently made the case for Phoenix at the World Economic Forum’s annual “Meeting of the New Champions” in Dalian, China. In addition to making a presentation about Phoenix’s new approach to sustainability and urban revitalization, I met with more than a dozen international business leaders and Chinese government officials, and talked about our city’s strengths as a center for job growth and investment opportunity. Phoenix is a city on the rise – and we’re moving in the right direction. We’ve learned the lessons of the Great Recession, and with the right strategy, we can create an economy built to last.

MGMA-ACMPE presented its Fred Graham Award to the John C. Lincoln Physician Network for activities and solutions to advance the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and improve community health. The award was received by Nathan Anspach, FACMPE, FACHE, Senior Vice President and CEO, John C. Lincoln Physician Network and Accountable Care. Anspach and his administrative team created a program that recruits combat medics and corpsmen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and trains them as transition specialists to serve the patients of the John C. Lincoln Accountable Care Organization. Transition specialists work with recently hospitalized frail elderly patients diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, or heart failure in an effort to improve post-discharge outcomes and reduce unnecessary readmissions. For information, visit

Flair Art Show In Anthem The public is invited to do their holiday shopping at this year’s Flair Art Show held at the Persimmon Grill at Anthem Golf and Country Club (2708 West Anthem Club Drive in Anthem) November 8-10 – 12-9pm on Friday, 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. The free event will showcase original artwork in oils, acrylics and watercolors as well as prints, giclées, cards and a small works gallery of original art for $50 and under. Attendees can also enter a raffle for three works of art with the drawing being held at 3pm on Sunday (winners do not need to be present to win). In addition, a silent auction featuring artist Paul Wentzel’s work will be held. For more information, contact Judi Hendricks at 224.678.6611.


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Games, rides and a display of military vehicles are just part of the fun as Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. hosts a Military Fall Festival Fundraiser at Turf Paradise on Saturday, November 16 from 12-6pm to raise money for the educational needs of the children of Arizona’s fallen military heroes. Turf Paradise is located at 15th Avenue and Bell Road. The event will be located at the trackside Park Pavilion at Turf Paradise. Admission to this special event is just $5 (children 12 and under get in free). Admission to Turf Paradise will remain $2. Those who purchase a special $5 ticket at the gate will have access to the Pavilion and Turf Paradise races. The festivities start at 12:30pm with a Color Guard from US Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Veterans Pride Battalion and National Anthem by local Boulder Creek High School Freshman, Andie Mattes. Festival activities include entertainment for all ages – games, bounce houses, tethered pony rides and a petting zoo for children, a mechanical bull ride for all ages, and live music by local Phoenix groups The Chuck DeFlorio & Joe Grotto Show and headliner Chad Freeman & Redline. In addition, vendors and military and classic vehicles will be on display. For more information, visit



Festival To Benefit Children Of Fallen Heroes


Coalition Raises $7k For Critically Ill Children Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. Recognizing the critical need for children who have suffered from cancer to experience positive milestones, Devour Phoenix, a city-wide, non-profit coalition of select, independent restaurants operating under the Local First Arizona ( umbrella, and Accurate Chemicals ( came together to raise $7,000. The funds will assist the Arizona Cancer Society to send 14 kids to the three-day Arizona Camp Sunrise. Arizona Camp Sunrise ( offers an exciting, medically safe camp program for children who have or have had cancer and their siblings. Devour Phoenix members that took part in the fundraiser were Hula’s, FEZ, Switch, Beckett’s Table, Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza, Gallo Blanco, The Parlor Pizzeria, Windsor/Churn, Postino Arcadia, Postino Central, Postino East, The Vig Arcadia and The Vig Uptown. For more information, visit

Greenway Parkway Bridge To Be Rebuilt Public meeting held this month The City of Phoenix Street Existing Bridge Transportation Department wants to let residents and commuters know that the Greenway Parkway Bridge over the Cave Creek Wash will close in March 2014 for construction. The current bridge will be rebuilt over the period of six months. During that time, Greenway Parkway will be closed to traffic between 19th to 7th Avenues. Access to local residents will continue to be provided. Residents with questions can attend a pre-construction meeting on Tuesday, October 29 from 5-7pm. The proposed construction timeline and anticipated detours will be discussed. The meeting will be held at the Lookout Mountain Elementary School Cafeteria, 15 West Coral Gables in Phoenix. For information on the project, visit


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Volunteer And Give Back

Horizon High School To Host Pet Adoption Event The North Valley community is invited to join the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce as it works to find forever homes for needy area pets, raise awareness about the amazing work done by area rescue and adoption organizations, as well as raise funds for a Valley pet organization at its Third Annual Pet Adoption Event. This year’s benefiting charity organization is Lost Our Home Pet Foundation (www.lostourhome. org) whose mission is to keep pets in loving homes when families face major life challenges by providing compassionate alternatives to abandonment with support from the community and the real estate industry. The organization’s vision is a world in which all pets have loving homes and are treated with dignity and respect. Area rescue and adoption agencies will be on hand to answer questions about their respective organizations and showcase their adoptable pets. Organizations confirmed to-date include A Dog’s Tale Animal Rescue, Arizona Animal Coalition, Chuck Waggin’ Pet Food Pantry, Dreamchaser PMU Rescue & Rehabilitation Inc., Home Fur Good Animal Rescue & Placement, Maricopa County M.A.S.H. Unit and Southwest German Shepherd Rescue.



In addition to the chance to adopt a new furry family member, there will be plenty of fun and activities throughout the day for the whole family. A small number of vendor and adoption booths are still available, as are Sponsorship opportunities. This free community event is sponsored by C & R Tire and Mutual of Omaha Bank. It will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 9am-2pm at Horizon High School (Senior Parking Lot area), 5601 East Greenway Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 602.482.3344 or visit http:// n o r t h p h o e n i x c h a m b e r. c o m / pet-adoption-event.htm.

The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways to help strengthen the community in which it serves. To that end, the Chamber established a Philanthropy Committee, led by committee chair Patrick Walker, to help serve the needs of non-profit organizations in the Valley. Non-profit organizations make up nearly 10 percent of NPCC’s membership and they range from those with global reach to those focused on your neighbors in need. However, the Chamber’s impact is being felt beyond just its member charities by offering the opportunity for support to a broad range of area non-profits in need. To learn more about NPCC’s non-profit members, as well as its philanthropic efforts, visit http:// and click on the Volunteer And Give Back page link.

Eat, Drink & Fundraise at NPCC Working together for stronger, healthier babies Kona Grill at CityNorth will host the next North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) Restaurant Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 5. Each month, a different NPCC member restaurant will host a member charity for a fundraising event. Participants simply download the flyer, share it with friends and co-workers, then dine at the designated establishment on that day – don’t forget to turn in the flyer at the time of purchase. The generous restaurants will give back a percentage of the guest’s tab to the designated charity. In November, the benefiting charity is March of Dimes, Arizona Chapter ( In local communities across the country, the March of Dimes is helping moms take charge of their health, and supporting families when something goes wrong. The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent. Kona Grill at CityNorth is located at 5310 East High Street in Phoenix. Contact the restaurant at 480.289.5707 or visit http:// Download the November Kona Grill/March of Dimes flyer at For information, call 602.482.3344 or visit

The 28th Annual North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Moon Valley Country Club. This year’s event hosted 144 golfers, 22 hole sponsors and 30 plus volunteers and helped raise $10,000 for March of Dimes, Arizona Chapter. The 2014 event will be bigger and better than ever with a pre-tournament evening mixer and golf clinics the day of the event, creating a not-to-be-missed fundraising and golfing experience! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for additional details. Learn more at

Golf, Gab & Grow Your Business New North Valley networking event

Join entrepreneurs, professionals and community connectors for an afternoon of golf and networking on Thursday, November 7 at Lookout Mountain Golf Course at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, 11111 North 7th Street in Phoenix. The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will host this fun afternoon of nine holes of golf followed by happy hour and networking. Arrive at 2pm to check in for a 2:30pm shotgun start. Once off the course, relax at happy hour with raffles and giveaways, and of course, fantastic business growth opportunities. The cost of the event is $45 for members; $50 for non-members if registered in advance; $55 if paid at the door. The price includes range balls, nine holes of golf and light happy hour appetizers. Future Golf, Gab & Grow networking events will take place the first Thursday of each month (except in January, held on the second Thursday). To register, visit For additional details, call 602.482.3344.

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Local Student Attends UniteLIVE North High School 10th grader Linnea Henshaw was a winner of a nation-wide sweepstakes sponsored by USA Network’s award-winning public service initiative Characters Unite, Cox Communications and R&R Partners Foundation’s youth anti-bullying campaign Flip the Script. The sweepstakes invited teens to enter for a chance to see GRAMMYnominated, multiplatinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen perform in Las Vegas in October at UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying, which brought together thousands of teens and educators to raise awareness of National Bullying Prevention Month. At the event, Henshaw met with Jepsen and other anti-bullying advocates backstage and learned about new programs to help teens combat bullying and increase tolerance and respect in their local communities. Learn about the “Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge,” which offers middle and high school students the opportunity to submit their own original ideas for a television ad to help stop bullying, online at http:// The winning concept will be developed into a commercial that will air nationwide during Characters Unite Month in February and online at and http:// The challenge runs through November 20. Photo caption: Linnea Henshaw (second from left) is pictured with fellow sweepstakes winners and Carly Rae Jepsen (center).

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Join Paradise Valley Community College for its First Saturday Concert Series on November 2. Enjoy an Indie Band Showcase featuring StellaCutta, a Tempe-based indie-rock band. The concert will be held in its Amphitheater. Audience members are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket as the space accommodates lawn seating only. Donations and concessions are cash only. The free concert begins at 6pm. For more information, call 602.787.7738 or visit

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FOREVER FAMILIES / BY SARA CLAWSON Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

Ruben has big ambitions for his future as a professional ball player, but the creative 11-year-old would also be happy as a coach or PE teacher.

More often than not, Ruben can be found outside passing a football around or shooting hoops with friends. He’s very active and has big ambitions for his future. “I play offense and defense. Most of the time I either slap the ball or I catch it,” he says, referring to his football tactics. “If we were to play tackle, I don’t think anyone could get me down. I’m hard to tackle.” Basketball is his second favorite sport and he enjoys playing video games like Grand Theft Auto and Madden Football. His career of choice: National Football League player and if that doesn’t work out he’ll turn to basketball. He would be happy having a job as a physical education teacher or helping out as a team coach if his initial plans don’t pan out, Ruben says. The 11-year-old likes to draw pictures of dogs, dragons, clowns and balloons. He recently had an opportunity to try a different medium at The Painters Lounge in Downtown Phoenix.

Local First Arizona will hold its next Lunch Mixer on November 6 from 11:30am-1pm at Joe’s Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant in Phoenix, and an Evening Mixer on November 20 from 6-8pm at Deer Valley Rock Art Center in Phoenix. The monthly events give members the opportunity to dine together, network and learn about the latest efforts in the Local movement. The events are open to members only; however, guests may attend the events with a member. For more information, call 602.956.0909 or visit NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) will hold its next networking meeting on November 13 from 10:45am-1pm at Phoenix Country Club, 2901 North 7th Street in Phoenix. The topic of the day is “The Power of Funding,” and will feature a panel moderated by Robert J. Blaney, District Director, Arizona, for the Small Business Administration. NAWBO also has Desert Ridge and Scottsdale Neighborhood Chapters. For more information, call 480.289.5768 or visit The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Resource and Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, November 12 at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix and its next Mix & Mingle Networking Event on Thursday, November 21 at Sol Mexican Cantina in Scottsdale. Learn about how you can connect with your North Valley community and help grow your business. For more information, visit or call 602.482.3344. The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 28th Annual Sterling Awards Luncheon on November 14 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale. The awards embody the spirit of the organization by celebrating the people and companies that make the community a great place to live, work and play. For more information, call 480.355.2700 or visit


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Each month, the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking breakfast meeting, which includes a speaker on relevant topics and an opportunity for everyone present to introduce themselves and connect with prospective customers, in addition to after-hours mixers, which are hosted each month by a different member. The Chamber is committed to promoting a dynamic and vital economy that serves the needs of its community. For more information, call 480.488.3381 or visit

Shop owner Dina Murphy sketched out a friendly panda on a large canvas for Ruben to paint. His attention to detail while coloring in the blanks created a masterpiece he will hang on the wall of his bedroom, he says. “Ruben has a great imagination and is creative,” says Tilly Tafoya, his case manager. “He has a great smile and is a great child to talk with.” An ideal adoptive family would include older siblings and a structured environment, Tafoya says. “A prospective family for Ruben would be one with two parents or a strong male who can be consistent,” she says. “The family would have to have a very structured environment.” Ruben wants one older brother or sister and he would love a dog, too. For more information, call 602.254.2275 or visit




Free Seminar For Cancer Patients Dr. Lisa Stearns of Center for Pain and Supportive Care (CPSC) will lecture at a free health seminar (The Myths of Cancer Pain – What Patients & Families Need to Know) for cancer patients and their families to discuss how proper treatment and care can eliminate almost 90 percent of the pain associated with cancer and increase the chances of achieving remission. Dr. Stearns will share insights on how to speak with your doctors, nurses and others to find the best way to control your pain, while discussing the causes of pain, common myths and treatment options. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Stearns following the lecture. Guests who attend the seminar will enjoy complimentary breakfast, a free yoga class after the lecture and raffle prize giveaways. The event takes place on Saturday, November 2 from 10am-12pm at Center for Pain and Supportive Care, 4611 East Shea Boulevard, Building 3, Suite 190, in Phoenix. RSVP is encouraged as space is limited. Please e-mail rsvp@azcpsc. com. For more information, visit www.centerforpainandsupportive Arizona Relay Service or call 480.889.0180. (AZRS) and the Arizona

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Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) together will participate in 2013 Deaf Festival. The 2013 Deaf Festival activities include many children’s programs, theatre, stories, poetry, seminars and workshops. The general public along with families, individuals, advocates and representatives of the deaf and hard of hearing community are invited to attend this free cultural celebration to promote awareness and education among the deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and hearing communities. The event takes place on November 2 from 9am-5pm at the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center, 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. For more information regarding Arizona Relay Services, call 866.259.1768; TTY: 800.347.1695 or visit For more information regarding the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, call 602.542.3323 or visit

• Senior Living Pavilion • On-site Health Screenings & Immunization Clinics • Kids’ Zone • Get Moving Interactive Exercise Workshops • Fitness Fashion & Beauty • Healthy House Pets / Mutt Strut • Fiscally Fit Fixes

Sunday. The admission is $6/adult or available for half price online. Parking is $5 and ATMs and food vendors will be onsite for your convenience. For additional information, call 602.595.9835 or visit www.

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The Arizona Health & Fitness Expo will offer potentially life-changing information and opportunities to tap into the experts and learn about living a healthier lifestyle in every aspect. In addition, the Expo has partnered with Intense Racing for a 5k, 8k and Family Fun Run with proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Attendees can try new products, sample healthy foods, attend interactive seminars and much more. Focusing on mind, body and spirit, the Arizona Health & Fitness Expo aims to inspire and encourage Arizona residents to invest in their own health, wellness and fitness. The Expo takes place November 9-10 on the concourse of the Salt River Fields Baseball Complex at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Arizona health, fitness and wellness experts will be onsite providing support, guidance, activities, exhibits, workshops, samples and advice for all ages. Special feature areas include:


Expo Focuses On Mind, Body And Spirit Wellness


• Outdoor Adventure Zone • Healthy Home & Green Environment • Individual Fitness Challenges • Healthy Living Workshops • Mind, Body & Spirit Solutions Salt River Fields is located at 9800 East Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale. Expo hours are 10am-5pm both Saturday and




A Wild West Days Welcome From Mayor Of Cave Creek


Mayor Vincent Francia and co-chairs, Johnny Ringo and Jean Glass, have a message for residents and visitors for this year’s Wild West Days. “Wild West Days is the most unique and largest annual Western event that celebrates our proud Western lifestyle in the State of Arizona,” says Francia. “Held in the historic Town of Cave Creek beginning October 31 through November 3, Wild West Days is hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (formerly the Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce), the Town of Cave Creek and a host of generous sponsors, including Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln as well as numerous volunteers.” Adds Ringo, “The citizens and merchants of Cave Creek anticipate the events of the Wild West Days knowing the small historic mining town is preparing to embrace tens of thousands of visitors.” This year, Wild West Days will host several signature events, including the Wild West Days parade, mutton bustin’ for the kids, Miss Wild West Days, Mounted Shooters performing at the arena, Six Gun Entertainment’s gunfighter competition, barrel racing, trick riding, the Cowboy Gathering western folk music and a cowboy balladeers benefit to benefit the Cave Creek Museum, bath tub races and the infamous pig races. A portion of the proceeds from Wild West Days, now in its 10th year, will benefit local non-profit and horse-related organizations, which help to preserve the community’s Western heritage. A comprehensive list of scheduled events and activities will be updated at Mayor Vincent Francia, Town of Cave Creek


10TH ANNUAL WILD WEST DAYS RIDES INTO TOWN It’s a western extravaganza, as Wild West Days, Arizona’s famed western venue, rolls into the Town of Cave Creek from October 31-November 3. The four-day festival features non-stop family entertainment of mutton bustin’, period costume competition, music, period vendors, a non-motorized western parade, various horserelated activities and other festivities. The 2013 Wild West Days theme focuses on embracing the importance of keeping the West alive from the horse’s perspective. The title sponsor is Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road. This year’s Wild West Days features the third annual Gun Down by Sundown by Six Gun Entertainment, LLC. The two-day event will feature gunfighter groups from throughout the West that will perform in a gunfight competition November 2-3 throughout each day. Other exciting Wild West Days activities include: • Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks • Bathtub races (Saturday) • Pig races (Saturday) • Thieves Market • Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters • Wild West bull fest • Headlining country music at many locations throughout the town all weekend Visitors will also experience arena events, mechanical bull riding, Miss Wild West Days and more. During Saturday’s activities, one side of Cave Creek Road will be closed to vehicular traffic. Only wagons, horses and foot traffic will be permitted. In addition, the Town of Cave Creek will challenge the City of Scottsdale as the West’s most western town. Visitors will have the chance to see Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia challenge Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane to a quick draw shootout on November 2 at noon at the Horny Toad; Cave Creek Vice Mayor Adam Trenk and his town posse will challenge Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp and her council to a round of horse soccer at the Hogs N’ Horses Arena at 1pm and Cave Creek Town Clerk Carrie Dyrek will challenge Scottsdale City Clerk Carolyn Jagger to an old fashioned pig race at Harold’s Corral at 3pm. Wild West Days is an annual experience hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association. For an updated list of scheduled events and activities, visit

Miss Wild West Days Competition Slated for November 1 True cowgirls of all ages who know how to rope and ride will compete for the title of Miss Wild West Days on Friday, November 1 at 8pm at Harold’s Corral during Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western event. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 East Cave Creek Road on the east end of the Town of Cave Creek. Each entrant will be judged by a distinguished panel including Cave Creek’s Mayor

Vincent Francia and local western character Johnny Ringo. Participants will be interviewed and asked a series of questions about their western lifestyle and also be required to swing a lasso

on stage. The winner of Miss Wild West Days will receive the Miss Wild West Days crown and sash as well as prizes and cash. For all scheduled events, visit

Costume Competition As always, costume competitions are planned for Wild West Days. This year, the venue will feature a period costume contest for adults on Saturday, November 2 from 11am-12pm. The competition, which will be judged by costume experts from Tombstone, will be held on the main stage, which will be located on the west lot of Frontier Town, at 6245 East Cave Creek Road on the west end of Cave Creek. On Sunday, November 3, a living history competition will be held from 10-11am in the same location. A comprehensive list of scheduled events and activities will be updated at

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Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks Theater Performances Cave Creek’s Wild West Days will host an activity area for children and families on Saturday, November 2 from 11am-4pm. Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks will be located on the lot of the Wild West Pawn in Downtown Cave Creek. The venue has added Desert Foothills Theatre on Tour (DFT) to the performance line up. DFT will perform a 25-minute show at 3pm. Other feature shows include the Arizona Duuude who will demonstrate rope tricks at 12pm, the Buffalo Soldiers at 12:30pm, the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies and Guns of the Round Table at 1pm, Adaptive Force Performing Arts, one of Arizona’s top performing studios, at 2pm and Detour Company Theater at 4pm. During the day-long event, temporary kids’ tattoos will be provided by Blazing Saddles Tattoos & Engraving and the kids’ area will feature birds of prey from Liberty Wildlife, gold panning from the Cave Creek Museum and a cash vault for the chance to win prizes and discounts. For a full listing of activities, visit

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First-Time Wild Horse Race Horse events highlighted at Wild West Days A wild horse race demonstration will be featured on November 2-3 for the first time ever at Arizona’s largest western event, Wild West Days. Three cowboys will show the crowds how a bronc is tamed for the first time. The event is among several exciting horse events.

The other headlining events in the Town’s arena include: Saturday, November 2 • 11am – Scottsdale Drill Team & Jan Marrou sings National Anthem • 11:30am – Wild horse race • 12:15pm – ACMSA mounted shooters at Hogs N’ Horses arena • 1pm – Brandi Lyons, world class horse clinician and trainer, demonstrations

Sunday, November 3 • 11am – Jan Marrou sings National Anthem at the arena • 10:30am – Horse soccer sponsored by Triple R Horse Rescue • 11:15am – ACMSA mounted shooters at Hogs N’ Horses arena • 12:30pm – Horse soccer at the arena • 1pm – Wild horse race at the arena • 1:30pm – Brian Bausch trick riding at the arena • 2pm – Horse Rhythm at the arena

• 2pm – Horse soccer at the arena

• 2:30pm – Wild horse race at the arena

• 2:20pm – Wild horse race

• 3pm – Barrel racing

• 2:30pm – Brian Bausch trick riding at the arena

• 4pm – Jason Gifford, horse training

• 3pm – Barrel racing at the arena

• 5pm – Branding awards ceremony at Frontier Town

The three-day venue features non-stop family entertainment, costume competitions, music, period vendors, western parade and more. The title sponsor is Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road. For information and a full event listing, visit



Gun Down by Sundown Headlines Wild West Days New gunfighter groups, period vendors join event The third Gun Down by Sundown will take place November 1-3 during Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western event. Six Gun Entertainment, LLC will present the impressive gunfight competition, which involves the participation of numerous groups from around Arizona and the nation including: • Arizona Justice • Guns of the Round Table • Pistols & Petticoats • The Guns of Cripple Creek • Winchester Widows • Deguello Gunslingers • Copper State Regulators • Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies • Mojave Muleskinners

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Gunfighters will stage and perform gunfights on the west lot of Frontier Town, known as the Blood Creek stage, from 12-5pm on Saturday, November 2 and on Sunday, November 3, from 10:30am-2:30pm. On Saturday, November 2 at 6pm, the Six Gun Justice Gunfighters will perform a special show on the main stage. At the end of the two-day event, awards will be presented to the winners by a panel of distinguished judges. The event is sponsored by Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road. In addition, exciting period vendors will be onsite from several western states. The vendors are:

• Colt Faro/Outlaw Gang • Buckaroo Bobbins • 1880s Etc.


• Traditional General Store • Cloak Drummer Company • Ride the Orb • Wear to Start • Conrad Storad books • Southwest Pistolero Productions For a full list of events, visit


Cowboy Gathering Benefit Cave Creek’s Wild West Days will feature The Cowboy Gathering, a dinner and dance affair to benefit the Cave Creek Museum, on Saturday, November 2 from 4:30-11pm. Tickets are $55. Proceeds from the evening event go directly to the Museum’s general fund. The Cowboy Gathering will take place at Frontier Town, located at 6945 East Cave Creek Road. Dinner will be catered by the Cave Creek Smokehouse. The Cowboy Gathering gives visitors the chance to meet and speak with notable individuals including:

• Artist and owner of True West Magazine, Bob Boze Bell • Evelyn Johnson, executive director of Cave Creek Museum, will give a talk on the history of Cave Creek • Live music will be provided by the Arizona Territory Band For more information, visit

Wild West Days Parade November 3 Arizona’s most western parade kicks off the 10th Annual Wild West Days on Saturday, November 2 from 9-11am throughout the Town of Cave Creek. This year’s Grand Marshal is Johnny Ringo, the founder of Wild West Days. The festive and patriotic parade, presented by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA) draws thousands of people to Cave Creek each year and provides a unique opportunity to showcase creativity, patriotism and community pride. The parade begins on the west of the Town of Cave Creek and winds along Cave Creek Road east. Guests are encouraged to arrive early in order to find the best seats along Cave Creek Road. For all events, visit www.



Pig Races Planned At Harold’s A nationally renowned group of celebrity piglets make their way to Phoenix each year on tour for the state fair and Wild West Days. There are three show times for the races this year beginning Saturday, November 2 at 3:30pm. Sponsors are being sought for each pig; the cost of sponsorship is $300. All the action takes place at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Visitors can bet on their favorites as there is a complete betting booth and track. A half-time show and prizes also will be provided. Wild West Days, now in its 10th year, is an annual experience hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit non-profit and horse-related organizations in the community to help preserve its western heritage.

Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western venue and a Cave Creek signature event, will feature 4D barrel racing at the Hog’s N’ Horses arena November 2-3. The action takes place at 3pm both days in Downtown Cave Creek. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit local non-profit and horse-related organizations, which help to preserve the community’s Western heritage. Find a comprehensive list of scheduled events at www.

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Wild West Days Barrel Racing



Bath Tub Races Are Back! Ever see grown men and women race to the finish in decorated bathtubs? One of Wild West Days’ funkiest events, the bathtub races are a highlight of Arizona’s largest western event. Bath Tub Races happen on November 2 at high noon. The races will be held this year on the corner of Basin Road and Cave Creek Road. And these bathtub racers mean business. A signature event of Arizona’s largest western celebration, Wild West Days, held annually during the first weekend in November in Cave Creek, the Bath Tub Races are attended by thousands of spectators who place their bets on their favorite team of racers in hopes that they will be the winning tub on wheels as they fly down the road in the quest for this year’s title. For information, visit

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Mutton Bustin’ Set For November 2-3 One of Wild West Days’ most popular events Mutton bustin’, a fast-paced western event that features kids trying to ride sheep to a finish line, will be held on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 at 11am at The Buffalo Chip Saloon, which is located at 6811 East Cave Creek Road. The event is one of the highlights of Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western celebration and a Cave Creek signature event. This year’s title sponsor is Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road. During Saturday’s activities, one side of Cave Creek Road will be closed to vehicular traffic. Only wagons, horses and foot traffic will be permitted. A comprehensive list of scheduled events and activities is available at

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Wild West Days Artist: Buffalo Soldiers To Perform The official Arizona Centennial Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, Mesa, will perform at 1pm at the Cowpokes ‘n Little Folks location (Wild West Pawn) during Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western event. Wild West Pawn is located at 6032 East Cave Creek Road in downtown Cave Creek. Commander Marable, Michelle London-Marable and volunteers who wanted to keep the Buffalo Soldiers’ history alive founded the official group in 2007. For more than six years, the troupe has delivered more than 185 presentations. The Arizona Centennial Buffalo Soldiers was awarded the proclamation “Buffalo Soldiers Day,” with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who recognized the organization as notable people whose events impact Arizona’s history. The group was featured in the Arizona 100 Years Grand Book and was part of the naming of the first American Legion Post named after Corporal Isaiah Mays, a Buffalo Soldier.



Lance Headlee Renowned Arizona artist and designer Lance Headlee has created the official artwork of the 10th Annual Wild West Days for the seventh year in a row. “It’s an amazing event,” says Headlee. “I’m honored to be a part of the largest annual western experience in Arizona that celebrates our western heritage.” Headlee is well-known for his fine art portraying the contemporary cowboy of the Old West in bright and bold colors. Back in 2007, the Town of Cave Creek chose Headlee as the commissioned artist for the official Wild West Days limited edition print called “Stand By Your Man.” It sold out in the first two weeks. Since then, Headlee has continued as the commissioned artist for the annual event. His notable works now hang in homes and businesses throughout the country. He specializes in commissions for those customers looking for a one-of-a-kind piece. Headlee will be on hand on Saturday from 10am-5pm signing Wild West Days 2013 posters and prints, and selling originals in a special Wild West Days sale. Visit him in Downtown Cave Creek at Spirit of the West’s location at 6535 North Cave Creek Road. In addition, his poster can be purchased at select locations during Wild West Days. Headlee’s work can be seen online at

“Born in the USA” by artist Lance Headlee is the official artwork for this year’s Wild West Days.




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MAYOR FRANCIA WRITES... By Mayor Vincent Francia

The Cave Creek Auction is heating up with two special live outdoor auctions planned. On Saturday, November 2, a special Wild West Days Auction at Frontier Town is planned at 1pm, located at 6245 East Cave Creek Road. This sale will feature Western Americana, antiques, guns, memorabilia and more. They are currently accepting consignments by appointment by calling John at 602.419.5797.

Don’t miss the Fall Cave Creek Classic Car Auction scheduled for November 21-23 at Stagecoach Village located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road. The sale will feature classic and collector cars of all types from award-winning show cars to daily drivers to restorable rides just waiting for the right person to take them to the next level. They are now accepting auction entries. Visit for more information or call 480.525.1136.

Cave Creek Cactus Classic

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We enter the season of giving thanks. There’s no other season quite like it. Debuting in 1621 with a gathering of recently arrived Pilgrims and native Wampanoag, Thanksgiving was elevated to a national holiday over 200 years later by President MAYOR Lincoln during the Civil War in 1863. Town of Cave Creek Thursday was the marker day in 480.488.1400 November. But the holiday bounced Thursday around within the month until finally settling on the fourth Thursday. Cave Creek has much for which to be thankful. But we already know that. How many communities can say they live immersed in a natural ecological order outside their doors? We can’t take a step in Cave Creek without having a Darwinian moment with some creature – a wooly tarantula, a metallic-sheened humming bird, a deco patterned rattlesnake. Surveying the night sky, we view a cascade of stars flowing out of the confluence of rivers of stars. Morning sound effects from the feathered set mimic Mozart sonatas; evening tide rhythms tend towards the haunting and spooky dirges. Cave Creek’s population is barely 5,000 citizens. Not everyone knows everyone else. But if one of us is in trouble or in need, the neighbor you wave at but never really spoke with will be there for you. The Town’s tolerance for one another is equal to its passion for spirited discourse. This community we call home is unique. We don’t flaunt it. We celebrate it. Each day we give thanks. And on Thanksgiving Day we are grateful.

Local Auction Gears Up For November


Formerly Cave Creek Bicycle Fest The Cave Creek Cactus Classic will be held November 9 with a 9am start time. The 24-mile mountain bike race and ride will begin and end at Frontier Town in the heart of old Cave Creek. Two groups (racers and recreational riders) will be provided a separate police escort up Spur Cross Road to the end of the paved road. Racers and riders will then be free to race or ride through the spectacular Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. The 2,100-acre park is known for its spectacular views of surrounding

mesas, well-preserved Hohokam Indian ruins and well-maintained hiking and mountain biking trails. Riders then proceed on portions of the Maricopa County Regional Trail to the 2,900-acre Cave Creek Regional Park. Riders will also pass portions of the State Trust Land the Town of Cave Creek is planning to acquire. After finishing the race back in town, riders can compare trail stories with friends and enjoy a lunch provided by the Cave Creek Smokehouse. For more information, visit



November Highlights At Desert Foothills Library Monday, November 4; 10-11:30am World War II, a Legacy of Letters: One Soldier’s Journey Clinton Frederick returned to his grandparents’ house for a family wedding in 2002. In the attic, just as he’d remembered, were memorabilia from WWII. In a trunk under the rafters, Frederick made a discovery that would change his life forever. Inside were more than 100 letters written by his father, Captain George Frederick. WWII – A Legacy of Letters is a true story of love and war, and received The American Author’s Association’s highest rating. In it, Frederick discusses how he artfully wove together his father’s letters with historical information about some of the most important military campaigns of the war. Signed books will be available for a special price: $10 cash only. Tuesday, November 5; 12-1pm Art Nosh Lunch The Heard Museum Guild presents Arctic Art: Life on the NW Coast. Enjoy a nosh while being educated and entertained. For a complete list of scheduled Art Nosh topics, visit Limited seating. Registration required at

480.488.2286. Event is free. Order a boxed lunch provided by Grotto Café (cost $10, due when registering by Monday prior to event date; choose from three menu items: ask at front desk or access menu at Or brown bag it. Tuesday, November 5; 3:30- 5:30pm Arizona Filmmakers Speak: Sip Wine and Savor Stories Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you watch this short film, followed by a discussion with producer C.C. Goldwater. Barry Goldwater was among the most controversial figures in American politics in the 1960s. A hard-line fiscal conservative and outspoken supporter of the war in Vietnam, Goldwater was elected to the U.S. Senate for Arizona in 1952, and he helped galvanize the Republican party, leading the way for a bolder brand of conservative politics. Limited seating. Register: 480.488.2286. Cost is $10. These are just a sampling of the many November events. Please visit for more information.

Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer November 13 from 5:30-7:30pm This business-building event will be held where most small businesses start – a bank. Meet your local small business owners at Johnson’s Bank for an evening of networking and fun. Refreshments are provided. Johnson’s Bank is located at 32621 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information and a full list of events, call 480.488.3381 or visit



Local dentist finds balance in his work and art By Katherine Koenig

The Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothill Chapter, based in Cave Creek, offers informative meetings with a variety of interesting speakers on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May. The speaker for the November 13 meeting is Carolina Butler. She is the author of a recently released book titled Oral History of the Yavapai, which relates stories told by elders Mike Harrison and John Williams. Walk-in visitors are welcome at no charge to the meetings, which begin at 7pm and conclude prior to 9pm. The meeting will be held at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, located at 6502 Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek (close to Dairy Queen). For more information, visit

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Longtime Cave Creek resident and businessman Dr. Kevin Harris knows what it’s like to multi-task – and he does it well. Harris has grown downtown Cave Creek’s Spur Cross Dental into a flourishing family practice for the past decade, while raising two children and keeping his creative side alive through art and design. The entrepreneur finds he likes keeping both areas of his life growing and changing. “For me, the art and dentistry go hand in hand because I have a real passion for both,” says Harris. Stepping into Spur Cross Dental for the first time, many patients have described it as walking into a western inspired gallery. The art is a mix of local and national western artists – as well as Harris’s own works. His assistant Trish is a valued member of his team and has been with the office for 22 years, starting with his former Scottsdale office. Returning patients have come to rely on the seamless teamwork they provide. On weekends you’ll often find Dr. Harris across the street from his dental practice at El Toro Loco home furnishings, where he enjoys working with homeowners, artfully designing furniture and assisting clients with art and home furnishings. “Cave Creek is the center of my world – where my businesses and family life come together. I love the mix and value the relationships I’ve made over the years,” adds Harris. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary in Cave Creek, Spur Cross Dental offers full family dentistry including crowns, veneers and Zoom Whitening. The office is open Monday through Friday. For more information, call 480.595.5966.

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MAYOR SCHWAN WRITES... By Mayor David Schwan

Carefree’s season of events is open for business! On November 1-3, we will celebrate the annual Thunderbird Festival of Fine Art and Wine. This juried show draws visitors from across the country for a selection of over 170 artists. MAYOR On Monday, November 11, Town of Carefree please join us for our fifth annual 480.488.3686 Salute to Veterans at 3pm. This event has grown every year and has become a tradition in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion on Easy Street. We welcome all veterans to Carefree to recognize your service to our country. The speaker this year is a retired Army officer who will speak about his experience in Vietnam. The second annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival runs November 29 through December 1. We expect over 100 exhibitors in our Carefree Desert and Botanical Gardens. The Carefree Desert Gardens are open to everyone free of charge every day of the year and there are two play areas for your children. The low level lighting in the Garden makes it accessible during the evening hours when many of the specimens are in bloom. And if you plan ahead, let me mention the Carefree Christmas Festival on December 13-15. I invite you to come to Carefree where we have shops, restaurants and festivals for your enjoyment.



Southwest Festival In Carefree Local Magic Bird Festivals will host its second annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival on November 29 through December 1. It will be held in the Carefree Desert and Botanical Gardens at 101 Easy Street, in Downtown Carefree. The art festival will run from 10am-5pm throughout the weekend. With over 8,000 expected visitors and 100 booths, the festival highlights a select group of vetted local and regional artists. While meandering along desert garden paths, spectators can view creations inspired by the surrounding Southwest landscape. The Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival is free to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their family to the outdoor event. For more information about the festival, visit

20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival The Thunderbird Artists will celebrate two decades with the 20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival on November 1-2 in Downtown Carefree. As one of its signature events, this award-winning festival will highlight more than 165 juried fine artists, live musical entertainers, savory food, delectable chocolate and unparalleled wine tasting. The wineries provide a wonderful selection of national and international wines for the discriminating and aspiring palette. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets, allowing them to enjoy magnificent wine, while strolling amongst 5,000 pieces of original artwork. Local musicians play continuously all three days.

“Through the 20 years we have been producing this festival, we have heard from patrons that they attend all three days because they simply cannot see everything in just one,” says Denise Dale, president of Thunderbird Artists. “Our festivals have become primary destinations for art lovers and enthusiasts alike.” Fine porcelain master Debra Steidel is the featured artist for the event. Her specialty is porcelain clay and every creation is an original design, each made individually. The festival will take place in Downtown Carefree at 101 Easy Street. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3 and free for Carefree residents. Parking is free. For more information, visit

Carefree Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Carefree is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 9, from 7-11am, at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion (Carefree Gardens Amphitheater), located at 101 Easy Street in Carefree. There will be a great breakfast of pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 14 and under. Advanced tickets can be purchased from Carefree Kiwanis members or at the event. All proceeds go to Carefree Kiwanis local youth programs. Special thanks go to Tonto Bar and Grill and The Roastery of Cave Creek for their support. For more information, call the Kiwanis Club of Carefree at 480.488.8400 or visit

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The Foothills Caring Corps has taken over the local Medical Loan Closet from the Carefree Kiwanis, and all medical equipment donations and extra equipment is now stored at the Caring Corps. Kiwanis will not loan out equipment in the future. The Foothills Caring Corps is a perfect match for the Medical Loan Closet, according to Kiwanis officials. They provide services to many in the community that have mobility challenges. The Caring Corps is open five days a week. They are conveniently located on Easy Street just west of the Carefree Post Office. A Kiwanis member and his wife started the Medical Loan Closet over 30 years ago and it has moved around Cave Creek and Carefree over the years. The Foothills Caring Corps has taken on new space in order to house the new equipment. For more information, visit


Medical Loan Closet In New Location




Garden Seminar Scheduled A garden seminar will be offered in Downtown Carefree on November 2. Delight Your Senses – Color & Fragrance for The Cool Season will be presented by Kirki Mathura, former manager of shrubs and horticulturalist for herb and vegetable gardens at Desert Botanical Gardens and co-author of The Arizona Low Desert Flower Guide. The program will begin at 9:30am and run approximately until 12pm in the Town Council Chambers, located in the U.S. Post Office Building, 100 Easy Street, Carefree. A $5 (or more) donation is appreciated to support these programs. For information, call 480.488.3686.



Whiskers & Wine Fundraiser Animal Rescue Benefit The Whiskers & Wine fundraiser is back for its second year to benefit the Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR), a cage-free, non-profit organization that saves lives by rescue, care and adoption of homeless cats and dogs. Wine & Whiskers will be held on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30-8:30pm. The venue this year is Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion (Carefree Amphitheater). Tickets are $25 and available online or at the Shelter and Adoption Center, located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For updated information, visit

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Wearable Art Coming To Wild Holly Downtown Carefree’s popular Wild Holly Gallery is proud to announce the opening of its Wearable Art collection. The wearable art will occupy a space of 500 square feet in the back of the gallery. It opens on November 15. The collection, which owner Holly Bergman calls ‘art for your body,’ features the work of 25 new artists that work in a variety of materials to create clothing, leather goods, jewelry, handbags, shawls, hats and just about anything else you can put on and wear around town. Everything is handmade by the artists themselves. Wild Holly Gallery is located at 22 Easy Street in Carefree. For information, visit or call 480.595.8757.

Fall Flavors At Cibo e Vino



Cibo e Vino and Chef John Collura are busy cooking up some great flavors for fall. Perfect as temperatures get a little cooler, there’s an exciting menu of choices to choose from. Collura brought his grandmother’s Italian recipes with him from New York and is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale. “There’s something for everyone’s palate here, whether you’re looking for homemade Italian dishes, upscale palate pleasers or just great pizza,” says Chef Collura. Cibo e Vino re-creates that New York style of homemade Italian cuisine that he knew growing up as a child. Menu offerings include everything from Italian favorites like chicken and eggplant parmigiana, numerous pasta dishes and homemade pizzas, to more exotic fare such as braised short ribs, homemade gnocchi, veal dishes and a robust lineup of entrée salads. Cibo e Vino offers a variety of special values throughout the week. Mondays are half price wine bottle days. Tuesdays offer a prix fixe menu. Four-course Early Bird specials are available seven days a week from 3-5pm. Happy hour runs Monday-Friday 2-6pm and weekends from 10am-5pm providing great offerings of small plates and drink specials. Cibo e Vino is located at 34522 North Scottsdale Road, at the southwest corner of Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road. Call 480.595.6600 or visit (Find coupons for Cibo e Vino on page 85)

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Foothills Charity Golf Tournament



The Foothills Caring Corps invites the community to participate in its Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale on Monday, November 18. The tournament is a major fundraiser for the non-profit, all volunteer organization. It doesn’t matter whether you are a serious golfer or not – the charity golf tournament is about having fun and making volunteer connections while enjoying the beauty of Mirabel. Sponsors and players will receive a continental breakfast prior to the shotgun start at 10am. Registration begins at 8:30am. The tournament is a scramble format and is limited to 120 players. Individual registration cost is $350 and includes nine holes of golf, food and beverages. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres as well as raffle prizes will be offered following play. The normally private course will be open to the public for this charity fundraiser. Other support opportunities are available. Mirabel is located at 37100 North Mirabel Club Drive in Scottsdale. To register, or for more information, call 480.488.1105 or visit www.foothills

Carefree Xmas Festival


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The holidays will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for the Sixth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival, taking place along Easy Street in Downtown Carefree, Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Enjoy three days and two nights of holiday activities for the entire family, including an electric light parade, fireworks display, music, dance performances, real snow, gift market and much more. This year, a fireworks display with a special commemorative salute, in cooperation with the 100 Club, will take place to honor the fallen Yarnell 19 firefighters at 8pm, immediately following the parade, which begins at 6pm. Carefree Christmas Festival hours are 10am-9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday at the Carefree Desert Gardens and the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy Street in Carefree. For a full listing of weekend events, visit

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Comedy Thriller Continues This Month Sherlock’s Last Case continues its run at Fountain Hills Theater through November 10. Picking up where the master sleuth’s stories ended, the play centers on a death threat against Sherlock Holmes by the supposed son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Oddly enough, however, Holmes is warned of the plot by Moriarty’s daughter, to whom Holmes (who turns out to be quite a ladies’ man) is strongly attracted. The plot then twists and turns until Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar. The play mixes humor and suspense in equal amounts, leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch audiences by L-R: Herb Paine, Bruce Heskett and Peter J. Hill in Sherlock’s Last Case complete and breath-stopping surprise. Sherlock’s Last Case is produced by Alisa Feugate, directed by Bob Feugate and stars Lee Cooley, Donna Georgette, Bruce Heskett, Herb Paine and Amy Serafin. Fountain Hills Theater is located at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. For more information, call 480.837.9661, Extension 3 or visit

Arts & Crafts Festival Head to the Hills November 8-10 for the 39th Annual Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts. The event will be held on Avenue of the Fountains and will feature 470 arts and crafts booths, food, competitive, juried gallery of arts and crafts, music and live entertainment. The Festival is the perfect place to do holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and live entertainment. Live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections and shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills. The free event runs from 10am-5pm. For more information, call 480.837.1654 or visit

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Spay/Neuter Clinic To Be Held Pets are homeless everywhere. In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. According to the Humane Society, in the U.S., there are an estimated six to eight million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions. The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. Getting your pet spayed or neutered can: • Reduce the number of homeless pets killed • Improve your pet’s health • Reduce unruly behavior • Save on the cost of pet care Sanders Ranch Supply will hold a Spay/Neuter Clinic on Friday, November 15. Appointments are necessary. For additional information or to reserve your spot, call 623.374.5570. Sanders Ranch Supply is located at 20305 East Squaw Valley Road in Black Canyon City. Spay/Neuter Clinic Friday, November 15 By Appointment Only. Please call.



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Don’t miss the 37th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show November 1-3 at High Desert Park. Attendees can visit with 30 vendors featuring minerals, gem stones, jewelry, fossils, crystals, tools, equipment, books, lapidary supplies, gold panning, beading, wire wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting, raffle and rock identification. Food and beverages will be available. The free event is sponsored by High Desert Helpers, Inc. and runs from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday and 9am-2pm on Sunday. For more information, call 623.471.0173 or visit


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November 1

November 5

November 10

Artlink First Fridays

Selena Gomez Major Solo World Tour

NASCAR Phoenix 500

Downtown Phoenix; 602.256.7539

US Airways Center

November 1

November 7

Sergio Mendes & Friends

Raiatea Helm – Sea of Love Tour 2013

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts www.scottsdale; 480.499.8587

Kerr Cultural Center; 480.596.2660

Phoenix International Raceway November 10 – December 29

The West Select Phoenix Art Museum

November 7

2nd Annual Fall for the Arts ArtWalk

November 10 – May 11

La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures

Scottsdale Arts District; 480.990.3939

Desert Botanical Garden

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

November 7-8

Vienna Teng Trio

Diavolo Dance Theater

Musical Instrument Museum

November 2

November 2

Pacific Mambo Orchestra Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

November 11

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

November 14-17 November 9

Nine Inch Nails November 2-3

11th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Desert Botanical Garden; 480.941.1225 Thru November 3

The Princess and The Pea Valley Youth Theatre; 602.253.8188, Extension 2


US Airways Center

The Music Man Scottsdale Musical Theater at Dorrance Auditorium www.scottsdalemusical

November 9

The 8th Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts ARTS Market Space www phoenixannualparade Thru November 10

Mrs. Klein November 4

Bernhoft Musical Instrument Museum; 480.478.6000


Theatre Artists Studio; 602.765.0120

November 14-17

Broken Paths, an Original Youth Drama Musical Theatre of Anthem www.musicaltheatreofanthem. org; 602.743.9892 November 14 – December 1

The Mountaintop Arizona Theatre Company at Herberger Theater Center www.arizonatheatre. org; 602.256.6995 November 15

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


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November 23-24

20th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale November 15-17

Chiles & Chocolate Festival Desert Botanical Garden November 15-17

Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) Arizona Opera at Phoenix Symphony Hall; 602.266.7464 November 16

Drake US Airways Center or November 16

Civic Center Plaza; 480.968.5353 November 24

Curator’s Choice Lecture Series: Diversity in Jewish Music of Eastern Europe Musical Instrument Museum November 29-30

The Capitol Steps Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Thru November 30

The Music Man Don Bluth Front Row Theatre www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre. com; 480.314.0841


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Juice Newton and Exile Higley Center for the Performing Arts

November 30

Women Who Rock: Cherie Currie - The Voice of the Runaways Musical Instrument Museum

November 16

Balé Folclórico da Bahia Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts November 17 – December 22

November 19

Pearl Jam Arena November 20

Women Who Rock: Shemekia Copeland Musical Instrument Museum November 22

Captain Mark Kelly & Gabrielle Giffords: Endeavor to Succeed Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Evita ASU Gammage; 480.965.3434

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The Velveteen Rabbit Childsplay at Tempe Center for the Arts; 480.350.2822

December 3-8


November 22 – December 29

The Sound of Music Arizona Broadway Theatre November 23-24

11th Annual American Heritage Festival Schnepf Farms www.americanheritage





Grand opening planned A new Scottsdale-based gallery is opening in the Downtown Arts District this month. Altamira Fine Art Az will feature work by select Altamira artists. “Our Arizona clients have been asking when we might “Big Wolf’s Lodge” open a Scottsdale gallery,” R.Tom Gilleon says Altamira director Mark Tarrant. “Now we can serve important markets in two locations.” The boutique, located at 7038 East Main Street, is an 1,800-square-foot gallery space that will fill a niche in the Scottsdale gallery scene, where few of Altamira’s artists have representation. Altamira Fine Art Az is located next door to LewAllen Scottsdale and Bonner David Gallery. A special focus of the gallery will be the secondary market, says Tarrant. The grand opening will take place Thursday, November 7 from 7-9pm, just in time for The West Select Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. Altamira will feature the work of R. Tom Gilleon, Glenn Dean, and other select Altamira artists. Altamira Fine Art was founded in 2009 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by Tarrant, and specializes in Western Contemporary artwork. Visit


New Art Gallery For Scottsdale

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Show Us Your Winning Smile! Pat Hill (left) of New River won tickets to the DBacks vs. San Diego Padres game on July 27. She attended with her friend Donna Kucera. Hill says, “Thank you very much for the tickets to the game. We really enjoyed the game even though the DBacks lost.”

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Scottsdale’s Second Annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts, a four-day celebration of its standing as one of America’s top arts destinations, happens November 7-10. The 2013 lineup includes: Fall for the Arts ArtWalk Date: Thursday, November 7 from 7-9pm Price: Free Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, Fall for the Arts ArtWalk features original art in 50 galleries plus artists’ receptions and exhibition openings. West Select Sale Date: November 7 at 5:30 pm and November 8 from 10am-8pm Price: $125/person Location: Phoenix Art Museum A $125 ticket allows access to a series of events, including a kick-off reception Thursday evening, the sale preview on Friday, an artist presentation and the sale where you can bid on more than 110 works of art.

Canal Convergence | Art + Water + Light Dates: November 7 & 10, 5-10pm; November 8 & 9, 12-10pm Price: Free Location: Downtown Scottsdale/Scottsdale Waterfront This year’s fall event lights up the Arizona Canal with Voyage, a mobileinteractive piece by UK-based Aether & Hemera, and Red Bull’s Illume 2013. An Artisan Market adds to the urban marketplace experience. Paint Out Auction, hosted by Main Street Galleries Date: November 9 from 10am-1pm Cost: Free Location: Main Street and Marshall Way Local, regional and national artists paint and sculpt live during this free event in downtown Scottsdale, then attendees can bid on the one-of-akind artwork. Conversations with Artists, hosted by Gallery Row Date: November 9 from 10am-4pm Cost: Free Location: Main Street, west of Marshall Way Mix and mingle with artists on gallery row and ask them questions about their work while browsing through various art galleries.

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents Diavolo Dance Theater Date: November 7 at 7:30pm and November 8 at 8pm Price: From $29 Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Led by founder Jacques Heim, Los Angeles-based Diavolo Dance Theater is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company that takes movement, athletics and daring to the extreme.


Fall for the Arts


Beaux Arts Fundraiser Date: November 9 at 6pm Cost: $125 Location: Scottsdale Artists School Festive evening featuring a silent auction, live music, artist demonstrations and libations and light fare for $125. For more information, visit






Hidden in the Hills Expected To Draw Over 10,000 By Katherine Koenig

‘Gunslinger’s Glare’ by Artist Randy Galloway

A Signature Event For The Southwest Eight artists return for 17th consecutive year “Original Poppy Garden” by Carole Perry

What started as a small neighborhood gathering has now grown into one of the finest art studio tours in the country. Eight artists will return for their 17th year in the event, and nearly 40 artists will participate for the first time. Artists Virginia Brooks (oil), Judy Darbyshire (ceramic), Katalin Ehling (batik), Morrie Elmer (wood), Dick Mueller (pencil), Carole Perry (glass), Robin Ray (ceramic/acrylic/watercolor) and Valentine (metal/ bronze) have participated in the tour every year since 1997. “The studio tour began as a home grown affair with local artists inviting their family, friends and neighbors,” explains Ray. “Several of us were doing home shows for the holiday season and thought working together instead of competing with each other would be a more positive experience.” Jewelry artist Allena Mistral is looking forward to her first year in the event. “After seeing my parents show in Hidden in the Hills for so many years, I decided that I wanted to share my art with the world,” she explains. “Seeing people come out to support the artist community is wonderful.” Also part of this year’s Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour and Sale is the Youth Art Studio 1 Exhibition where artwork from local students in grades K through 12 will be on display from November 14 through December 3 at the Desert Foothills Library. The fifty exhibiting student artists were selected from the 100 entries in the Sonoran Arts League’s juried Celebration of the Arts exhibit held at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center last spring. The original work was photographed and will be displayed as a printed reproduction. For more information, visit “Nursery Truck” by Virginia Brooks


“Essence” by Valentine


“You Work Hard. You Get Dirty.” by Dick Mueller

Artist Jeanne Bonine

For 17 years, the Sonoran Arts League’s Hidden in the Hills Art Studio Tour has been the best place for residents to get a chance to see artists creating in a studio setting. This year’s annual studio tour, which will be held the weekends of November 22-24 and November 29 through December 1, will provide ample opportunity for the more than 10,000 visitors to get up close and personal with their favorites. The self-guided Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour calls for art lovers to do a little driving so they can drop in on studios in Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale to get to know the artists in their own environment. Participants can choose between 167 artists and 46 studios, creating the perfect opportunity to watch the artists in action, visit and purchase art from them directly. The range and diversity of artwork is another reason Hidden in the Hills is so popular with art lovers. There will be all kinds of art created as well as art on display during the tour. It will range from painting and sculpture, to pottery, gourd making, mosaics, photography, mixed media and more. Admission is free and studios are open to the public from 10am-5pm each day. For more information on the artists or to customize your route using the interactive map, visit |CST

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A World Away – Right At Home cruise lines worldwide. Sanctuary adds this honor to a host of accolades from Condé Nast Traveler including “World’s Best Places to Stay” on the Gold List, “Top Mainland U.S. Resorts” in the Readers’ Choice Awards, and “Top 100 Resort Spas – U.S.” “We are thrilled to capture the top spot in the Southwest again this year,” says Mike Surguine, vice president and general manager of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. “We are constantly enhancing the resort experience – most recently with the expansion and redesign of jade bar – to keep Sanctuary a favorite among discerning travelers and particularly the esteemed readers of Condé Nast Traveler.” Call 480.948.2100 or visit for details.

Celebrate Your Celtic Roots In Tucson This month in Tucson, celebrate the heritage and culture of Ireland, Scotland and Wales with lots of great music, dancing, athletics and fun, good food, good drink and great friends. The 27th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games will take place at Rillito Raceway Park November 1-3. Enjoy kilted bagpipe bands and Scottish, Irish, Cornish and Welsh music, dancing, food, athletic competitions, clan tents, vendors and military re-creations. The music headliner of the event is the band Enter The Haggis. Other highlights of the weekend include the Festival Pub Night on Friday from 7-10pm ($5 per person), and the Celtic Fire Concert (6-10pm) and Fire Dance Performance (7-7:30pm) on Saturday. Rillito Raceway Park is located at 4502 North First Avenue in Tucson. For more information, call 520.807.9509 or visit www.

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When it is time to escape the hectic pace of the day-to-day, there is no need for Valley residents to compound the stress of a restorative getaway with long-distance travel – a quick drive will get you to a number of world-class, destination resorts. One of the Valley’s favorite retreats was recently voted “Number One” on the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards list of Southwest resorts. With an overall score of 94.2 reflecting readers’ opinions on rooms, service, food, location, design and activities, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain took top honors for a second consecutive year. Nearly 80,000 readers took part in the 2013 survey, casting 1.3 million votes and evaluating more than 10,000 cities, islands, hotels, resorts, airlines, and



FOOD & WINE Breakfast Joint Opening Second Location In Scottsdale Scramble, A Breakfast Joint, the popular fast casual breakfast experience in North Phoenix’s Sunnyslope neighborhood, is opening a second location in Scottsdale in January 2014. The contemporary look, fresh ingredients and muchloved menu will remain the same, but the new location will offer specialty breakfast cocktails such as Fresh Juice Mimosas and Bacon Infused Bloody Mary’s along with a limited beer and wine list. The new Scramble will be about the same size as the original location, with 3,100 square feet inside and L-R: Don Talbot, director of design and concept development, Laura Fettig, director of purchasing, and Clay Moizo, director of operations, a 1,100-square-foot dog-friendly patio. Construction who comprise Icon Hospitality Group, owners of Scramble and Half Moon on the space began in October. The menu will be the Sports Grills. same, offering their signature Brizza (breakfast pizza), along with favorites such as the Santa Fe Eggs Benedict, French French Toast, Breakfast Burritos, Steak and Eggs, Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy, Three Egg Omelets, a dedicated Vegan menu, Panini Sandwiches, Salads and a variety of coffee drinks. Scramble, A Breakfast Joint will hire 30 employees for positions in the kitchen and the front of the house. Application forms will be available at both locations and online. Scramble is located at 9832 North 7th Street in Phoenix and the new location is at 6590 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 602.374.2294 or visit



Tequila Fest Returns To Downtown Phoenix

Lin’s Seafood Buffet Grand Opening

The Fifth Annual Phoenix Tequila Fest will be held at US Airways Center November 22-24. Enjoy samplings of over 100 of the finest brands and varieties of premium and ultrapremium tequilas, as well as tequila liqueurs, crèmes, infusions and flavored tequilas. Highlighting the Phoenix Tequila Fest will be live performances by rock bands and strolling mariachis. The event will also feature the 2013 Margarita Challenge, sponsored by Camarena Tequila, samplings of hand-crafted holiday margaritas, the hottest Jalapeño, Serrano and Habanero Chili Pepper Eating Contest and complimentary food sampling from the most popular restaurants in the Valley. An all-inclusive ticket includes full access and sampling at all food and beverage booths, musical entertainment and festivities. The event runs from 12-5pm both days. Tickets are $50 or $75 for a two-day pass and are on sale online at, by phone at 800.745.3000 or at the US Airways Center Box Office. Must be 21 and older to attend.

Fabulous food at fabulous price Seafood lovers are flocking to this newly remodeled buffet that features Chinese food, a Japanese Sushi Bar, a Mongolian bar, steak, chicken, spare ribs and over 200 items for guests to enjoy. Select from soups, salads, appetizers, entrées and desserts. Beer and wine are also available. For the crab lovers, crab legs are offered during dinner buffets nightly. Specials include: • Lunch Buffet: Monday-Saturday from 10:30am-4pm; $8.59 • Dinner Buffet: Monday-Thursday from 4-10pm; $12.99 • Weekend Dinner Buffet: Friday & Saturday from 4-10:30pm; $13.99 • All Day Dinner Buffet: Sunday & Holidays; $13.99. This spacious newly remodeled restaurant has a wonderful ambiance. Guests will enjoy the comfort of the beautiful booths throughout the restaurant, and the restaurant also offers a free banquet room with any booked event. The room seats up to 200 people and is perfect for receptions, banquets and holiday parties. Additionally, the restaurant offers a Senior discount and special pricing for children. Lin’s Buffet is located at 4961 West Bell Road in Glendale. For more information, call 602.978.8899.

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

Who doesn’t like a great party? After a long harvest season, Arizona winemakers are ready to celebrate the fruits of their labor. The Fifth Annual Festival at the Farm kicks the party season off in wine-style. For dinner parties, think about the number of courses and the different wines you will be pairing with each course. Typically, I serve my guests approximately fiveounce pours and at that rate, a standard bottle of wine (750 ml) will serve five guests. Most guests that drink wine with dinner will drink one to one-and-a-half glasses of wine per course.

Grand Arizona Wine Tasting Friday, November 15 • 6-8pm Quiessence Restaurant; Phoenix Tickets: $75.00 If you are going to serve wine, pour it in a wine glass and not plastic. The glasses don’t have to be expensive but invest in glass. To encourage mingling, set up the bar away from the front door so guests have to move through the room to get a drink. So open your house, plan ahead, pop a cork of a great Arizona wine, invite some friends over and party. It’s the season to celebrate.

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The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix is the back-drop for the annual festival that is limited to 1,000 guests where attendees taste more than 100 wines from 20 Arizona wineries. Ticket price includes the wine tasting, picnic lunch prepared by The Farm Kitchen and other tasty treats from local Arizona favorites, high-energy live auction and silent auction with great prizes and wine appreciation educational seminars. Friday evening, enjoy the award-winning wines from the 2013 competition, paired with dishes at the Grand Wine Tasting limited to 100 guests. The Festival is a great place to taste wines from around Arizona and to purchase wines for the holidays. When thinking about the holidays, here are some tips to determine how much wine to purchase for a cocktail or dinner party. Unless your guests are a group of guzzlers, there are some basic guidelines. Think about how long your cocktail party will last. Plan on a half bottle of wine per guest for every two hours they will be at the party. However, if you are serving other types of alcohol, or the event starts earlier than 6pm, you might need a half bottle of wine for every three hours. I have found that when my guests act as their own bartender the amount of wine consumed increases. Now if you own a winery like we do all of these rules go out the wine cellar door.


The Festival at the Farm Saturday, November 16 • 1-5pm Farm at South Mountain; Phoenix Tickets: $75 at door; $65 pre-sales; $60 AWGA members To learn more or join AWGA, visit or tickets at

Just within Arizona’s borders, you can find top-rated wine country, 5-star dining, scenic outdoor adventures, incredible arts and culture and so much more. By choosing Arizona, your money stays in the local economy to support Arizona jobs, services and vibrant communities. So get out and start exploring Arizona – you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find.


YOUTH & EDUCATION Annual Earth and Space Exploration Day 2013 Annual Earth and Space Exploration Day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus inside/outside the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4). The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 9am-3pm on November 2 for students age five and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. One of the biggest attractions is ISTB 4 with its Gallery of Scientific Exploration offering a variety of interactive exhibits and the Marston Exploration Theater, which will be running 3-D astronomy shows. Visitors can also see a replica of Curiosity rover, build an alien, construct rockets and robots, engage in earthquake activities, drive underwater robots, explore Tempe Butte on a guided field trip, pan for gold, dig for meteorites, bring rock samples for Dr. Rock to examine and so much more. For more information, visit http://sese.asu. edu/earth-and-space-exploration-day or call 480.965.5081.

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is truly fortunate to have outstanding students, teachers and support staff as well as specialized programs that make us stand out across the state and nation. It is only the end of the first quarter, and we have already accomplished so much! DR. DAVID PETERSON We have student and school successes Superintendent to celebrate, and some exciting upcoming Scottsdale Unified School District events. Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists and Commended students. I am truly proud of the hard work that these students did to receive this recognition. This year, SUSD had 28 National Merit Semifinalists and 32 Commended students. On this fall’s ballot there will be a renewal of the 15 percent M&O Override. Factual information about the M&O Override is available at and on all school websites. Polling places will be open on Tuesday, November 5. Finally, please remember that you can make a tax credit donation that can be claimed when filing your 2013 State Income Taxes. Your donation supports education and will be used for before and after school programs, music competitions, tutoring, field trips, overnight trips and athletic programs. The school must receive the funds by December 31, 2013. It’s a win, win situation for you and the SUSD students! To make a donation, please visit SUSD aspires to do our very best for our students, teachers and staff. Please be sure to visit our website often to stay up to date on the latest developments and programs we offer. Thank you for supporting all that we do. To contact Dr. Peterson, call 480.484.6100. For more information on the Scottsdale Unified School District, visit

Tea Time With The Velveteen Rabbit



Valley kids are invited to grab a favorite stuffed animal and join the Velveteen Rabbit for tea at 2pm on Sunday, December 1. Enjoy tea in china tea cups, finger sandwiches, crafts and activities, meet some of the cast of Childsplay’s The Velveteen Rabbit show (running through December 22) and visit with a real-live velveteen rabbit. After tea, enjoy a 4pm performance of the show. The price to attend the tea and play is $60 for adults and $50 for children ages two to 15 (children must be accompanied by an adult). The event will be held at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. For additional details, contact Jodie Weiss at 480.921.5761 or For more information, visit

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Prizm Two-Year-Old Female Prizm is a delicate little lady that likes to check out the scene before she jumps in for fun. Her curiosity gets the best of her so she is willing to take the risk. She is good with other cats, but not so sure about dogs yet. Make Prizm your best friend. Call 480.488.9890. Adoption fee is $35. Foothills Animal Rescue is located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.488.9890 or visit

Thi month’s This th’ B Bestt P Pett is i Murphy, M h a four-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever. The photo was submitted by Kathy Warren of Anthem who says, “Murphy is truly our furry child. This summer on the way home from our lengthy vacation, our often playful and spoiled boy was extremely tired after swimming in the river. A few hours from home I captured this picture of total boredom, as if he were saying ‘Are We There Yet?’” Capture the quirky, sweet, mischievous, funny moments you share with your pet, then, send us the photo of your amazing pet in action. Please be sure to include your pet’s name and a little description of why he or she is The Best Pet Ever. Include your full name, contact number and what area you live in and submit your digital photo to with “My Best Shot” in the subject line. The photo should be high resolution and at least 800x600 in size.

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Enjoy an evening nibbling on delectable hors d’oeuvres, sipping cocktails and bidding in a silent auction featuring chic and unique designer handbags, dining experiences, hotel stays and much more. Then, relax and enjoy a fashion show featuring all the latest styles from Banana Republic Scottsdale Fashion Square. The guests of honor: adoptable dogs and cats hanging out on the patio waiting to meet you. Emceed by Nicole Crites, CBS 5 Morning news anchor, the SNIFF 2013 (Spay/Neuter Initiative Funded by Fashionistas) Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30-8pm and is organized by Power One Good Deed, a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to raising funds to underwrite spay and neuter initiatives for the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. Unwanted pets are a major issue in the Phoenix area, which has the second highest intake of pets in the country. Last year in its first year, the organization was able to underwrite 375 procedures, saving thousands of unwanted pets from being born. The event will be held at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Register at


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What Is Happiness And Where Can I Get Some?


All of the things that we think will make us happy, a bigger house, more money, accomplishing a task, taking a vacation or getting the promotion, etc., all feel great for a while, but they are also all just temporary fixes and once the initial excitement wears off we are right back to where we started – searching for that next thing that will bring us happiness.

Has Volvo Gone to the Dogs?

Everything has a season. There’s a basketball season, football season, baseball season, hockey season, the “holiday” season, my High Holy Days season; even a Spring season, summer season…. you get the idea. So, the writer of Ecclesiastes – Kohelet, in Hebrew – was correct when he identified “a time for every experience under heaven.” Everything according to its proper season.

The Volvo line of cars, until recently, was considered a little boxy and vanilla. Boy has that changed! Just like dating, the physical attraction may not arouse your senses the minute you meet, but once you get to know that person, there is a vision of beauty and an ethereal connection. Remember it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Let’s take the Volvo XC60 SUV model as an example.

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Is The Next Epidemic Already Here?

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Diabetes is considered to become the next epidemic in our country, having increased by more than 25 percent in just the past 10 years. Seventeen million people are diabetic, and about one-third do not know it. Diabetics are at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, loss of a limb and blindness. National programs are in place to increase public awareness about preventable diseases like diabetes, and here’s my reminder to you that November is “Diabetes Awareness Month.”

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• Judy Bruce Studio

• AZ Title & Registrations

• Laughing Glass,Studio

• Carefree Salons

• Lin’s Seafood Buffet

• Cave Creek Barber Shop

• LM Budge Studio

• Cave Creek Cigars

• Lorenzo’s Pizza & Pasta

• CLS Cycle

• Lowe’s

• Denny’s Carefree Highway

• Nails by Kathy

• Desert Foothills Plumbing & Showroom, Inc.

• Parkway Bank

• Dominion Real Estate Partners/Stephanie McNeeley

• Pristine Places, LLC

• Sandi Ciaramitaro

• Flying B Enterprises, LLC

• Scofield Farrier Service

• Global Wealth and Wellness

• Stagecoach Village Dental

• Harmon Studios • Hermosa Home & Garden

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• The Washboard Laundromat • Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Show

• A Couple of Green Thumbs

• Gustafson and Associates, LLC

• Area Disposal

• Happy Trails Thrift Shop

• Beckham Dental

• Infinite Care Pharmacy

• Best Home Appliances

• Kiwanis Marketplace

• Big Bronco

• Kiwanis of Carefree

• Big Earl’s Greasy Eats

• Last Dollar Feed & Supply

• Black Canyon Bi-Centennial Lions Club

• Lazy Lizard

• Black Mountain Baptist Church

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Stay tuned all month long to what’s going on in the community. 11.13

• Rancho Manana Golf Club • RAWart101

• Longfellow Fine Arts Festival • Magic Bird Festivals

• Buffalo Chip Saloon

• Massage Therapy

• Buttercup Interiors • Canyon Creek Ranch

• Matt Woosley, State Farm Insurance

• Carefree Adventures

• Out West Showroom

• Carefree Coverings

• Peace Properties, LLC

• Cave Creek Guitar

• Perfect Ten Nail Spa

• Cave Creek Museum

• Red Truck Trading

• Cave Creek Tap Haus

• Red Velvet Tailoring

• Cave Creek Welding

• Saddle Up Gallery

• Chris Mellon & Company

• Sonoran Arts League

• Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers

• Spirit of the West

• Consign of the Times

• The Carefree Traveler

• Cosmopolitan Beads LLC

• The Hideaway Grill

• Curves of Cave Creek

• Town of Carefree Christmas Festival

• Dominion Real Estate Partners/Todd Headlee

James Roberts

• Pink Cadillac Boutique

• Ehling Fine Arts, Inc.

• Desert Foothills Library

Barbara Kaplan

• K9 Katelynn

• Earnhardt Kia

• Dairy Queen

Steve P. Timmons

• John C. Lincoln Health Network



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• Impact Diesel

• Arizona Health & Fitness Expo

• High Desert Creations Studio 29


• Hilton Garden Inn Happy Valley

• Tech4Life Computers

• Town of Carefree/Veterans Day • Tryst Café

• Extreme Arizona

• Tyrol Insurance

• Foothills Food Bank

• Venues Café

• For Goodness Sake Thrift Shop

• Walmart

• Gold Mine Thrift Shop

• Western Delights

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