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Valley restaurants are once again gearing up to celebrate the most important meal of the day, as the second annual Arizona Breakfast Weekend hits eateries July 28-31. Confirmed restaurants include Wildflower Bread Company, Rusconi’s American Kitchen, Original Breakfast House and The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s. More than 40 restaurants participated last year, and it is anticipated that the number will increase this year. “Our inaugural Arizona Breakfast Weekend was a huge hit, and we know this year will be even tastier,” says Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) president and CEO, Steve Chucri. The brainchild of and produced by ARA, Arizona Breakfast Weekend offers lovers of all things egg, bacon, toast the chance to dine on special breakfast dishes and brunch experiences at restaurants, diners and hotels around the Valley. Chefs will have the chance to curate new recipes and to wow breakfast lovers by elevating and celebrating the morning meal. Breakfast Weekend will feature three dining price points and each restaurant that participates will offer a signature dish or combination that corresponds with the price point. Some restaurants may choose to offer a “breakfast for dinner” option; diners should check the website for full details. For a full list of participating restaurants and menus, visit www.arizonabreakfastweekend.com. Original Breakfast House; photo by Joanie Simon

he Real, Wild & Woody beer festival returns to the Valley this month, and it is sure to capture the hearts of serious craft brew lovers. Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild (www. craftbeeraz.com), this year’s toast to the state and region’s rare, unique and unconventional brews and brew processes is slated for 2-6pm Saturday, July 23. The Phoenix Convention Center will once again welcome fresh flavors and seasonal specialties poured by more than 50 of the Southwest’s best craft brewers, and the festival will again prove a great spot for sampling specialty casks, rich and unique flavor combinations and other never-before-sipped brews from some of the industry’s best. Real, Wild & Woody will also partner with some of the region’s top restaurants to provide complementing snacks for festival-goers, and the event’s limited ticket sales will ensure an intimate, up-close-and-personal craft beer-drinking experience. Leading up to Real, Wild & Woody is AZBrewCon, a oneday industry conference at the Sheraton Hotel. Other consumer events are planned in the days before Real, Wild and Woody. Stay up-to-date at www. realwildandwoody.com.

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Celebrate Your Independence: Live With Hope & Defiance

Editor-in-Chief Kathryn M. Miller

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places – and there are so many – where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” ~ Howard Zinn

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Summer is here, and vacation time calls. But as I contemplate our nation’s Independence Day, especially in the light of current events at home and abroad, I find myself seeking answers to some difficult questions. And I’ve discovered that, despite it all, there is still reason for optimism – and hope. Our history is written, but the future is today, and it is ours to define. Until next month, all my best.

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MAYOR LANE WRITES... City of Scottsdale Has Boards & Commissions Vacancies By Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane

The Arizona wine industry is booming, and as one of the first to plant vines, Willcox-based Carlson Creek Vineyard is making the biggest expansion in their company’s seven-year history. Not only have they purchased a new building in Willcox, but they will also be opening a tasting room in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale this summer. “With both production and sales increasing, we are at a time in our development where it’s necessary to expand in order to satisfy demand,” says co-owner Robert Carlson III. “The move to a larger location in Willcox and opening space in Scottsdale will allow us to serve more guests while also reaching new audiences who may not have made the trip to Willcox or tried our wines at festivals and restaurant partners throughout the state.” The new Willcox space, located at 469 South Haskell Avenue, is a 14,000-square-foot building that originally housed a Chevrolet dealership built in the 1940s. It will now become the new home of their Willcox tasting room, along with being a space for fermentation, aging and bottling of future vintages. In an effort to satisfy demand north of Willcox and expand their reach to audiences in the Greater Phoenix area, the Arizona vineyard is now also leasing space in the Scottsdale arts and entertainment district at 4142 North Marshall Way. The 2,300-square-foot space houses the new tasting room with a 20-foot distressed copper bar built by Bootleg Barrel Company along with bistro table and couch seating, retail space for not only wine but their Arizona wine T-shirt line, glassware and other gifts, and an education room for private wine tastings and events. For more information, call 520.766.3000 or visit www.carlsoncreek.com.

Kitten Pop-Up Offers Adoption Option It’s kitten season, and for those who are looking to add a fur baby to the family, Scottsdale Quarter is partnering up with Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) to host kitten adoption pop-up shops this summer. This is the second year for Scottsdale Quarter’s kitten pop-up. The event, which kicked off in June, will be held July 9-10 and August 13-14. Those who adopt at the July event will receive a pair of iPic movie passes too. Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15037 North Scottsdale Road. “We partnered up with Scottsdale Quarter last year and they’ve been amazing to work with,” says Whitney Steele, Director of Volunteer and Special Events for the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. “We are delighted to have them on board as a

sponsor for the summer months and look forward to a successful kitten pop-up.” Scottsdale Quarter’s marketing director, Alison Goodman, says the pop-up was a hit last year. “Last summer, AAWL alone was flooded with more than 1,200 kittens. The pop-up allows us to make a difference in the lives of these adorable kittens and it’s just another avenue to promote adoption.” Adoption fees will be $100 for one kitten, or adopt two kittens for $150. For more information, visit Scottsdale Quarter’s website at www.scottsdalequarter.com. Future kitten pop-up adoption events will be announced on AAWL’s Facebook page and on Twitter @aawlphx. For more information about AAWL & SPCA, go to www.aawl.org or call 602.273.6852.

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The Scottsdale City Council invites Scottsdale residents to apply for volunteer positions on seven boards and commissions, which will be filled in September. Openings have occurred on the Airport Advisory Commission, Building Advisory Board of Appeals, Human Relations Commission, MAYOR City of Scottsdale Human Services Commission, Lost Trust Fund Board, Neighborhood 480.312.3111 www.scottsdaleaz.gov Advisory Commission and the Tourism Development Commission. Information about the functions of these boards and commissions as well as the application can be found on the City’s website at the Boards and Commission page, www.scottsdaleaz.gov/boards. Applications should be submitted by August 12, 2016. The application form, which is valid for one year, can also be emailed to interested residents who call 480.312.7977, or may be picked up in the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard. The Council will nominate from the applicant pool on Monday, August 29. Those nominated will be interviewed on Tuesday, September 13, at a City Council meeting. Following the interviews, the Council will appoint residents to three-year terms. All Board and Commission members must comply with the City’s Ethics Code.

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The Art of Shaving Introduces Grooming Bar The Art of Shaving is introducing its firstever Grooming Bar in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the Chandler Fashion Center, featuring a curated selection of high-end grooming products hand-picked for an elevated grooming ritual. The Grooming Bar features best-sellers and cult-favorites in men’s haircare, skincare and body products from Clarins Men, Evolution Man, Grown Alchemist, Hanz de Fuko, Neville, Recipe for Men and Urth. The Grooming Bar features new, unique offerings in all grooming categories only available in-store. Men can now shop from products designed specifically for men and can shop from a variety of six SPFs (ranging from Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to SPF 50), seven eye-care products, four new shampoos, along with other product categories such as body washes, moisturizers and antiperspirants. Each brand shares a similar product philosophy to The Art of Shaving: multisensorial products designed for men with high quality formulations and natural ingredients. The Art of Shaving’s CEO Todd Brisky explains, “The Art of Shaving exists to inspire pride in male grooming. It is our mission to offer the greatest, most complete grooming experience for any man. We carefully selected these brands and products featured in our Grooming Bar to offer that special experience for any man who comes into our store.” To contact the Scottsdale Fashion Square store, call 480.994.1136. For additional information, visit www.theartofshaving.com.

Corner Bakery Cafe Updates Menu – Brings BBLT Back Corner Bakery Cafe announced the return of its popular BBLT Signature Sandwich last month. It is part of several menu updates to its regular menu. And yes, that second B is for more bacon. The BBLT is six thick slices of Applewood smoked bacon, freshly sliced tomatoes and green leaf lettuce with handmade cracked pepper balsamic mayo served on Mom’s White Toast. Once a seasonal item, the BBLT will now be available year-round. Also on the updated menu are the Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwich served on Sesame Bread, and salads served “deconstructed” style. The three Corner Bakery Cafe’s in North Scottsdale, Phoenix-Biltmore and Tempe are also testing alternative sides for sandwich orders. Now in addition to a choice of bakery chips or baby carrots, guests can also choose from Asian edamame, Cavatappi pasta salad, Caesar salad or a mixed green salad. Corner Bakery Cafe serves made-to-order food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The seasonal, innovative menu ranges from hot breakfast and grilled panini to handcrafted salads, signature sandwiches, mouthwatering sweets and more. It bakes its cakes and cookies fresh every day. For more details, visit advertise@CITYSunTimes.com www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

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Pamala Jabote, owner Jabote Hair Dreams says that an estimated 50,000,000 Americans cope with serious hair loss each year. For those who are not a candidate for follicle transplants and have had no luck with pharmacology based regrowth, she offers a solution. Jabote Hair Dreams has pioneered full hair solutions for both men and women. The full hair solution is not a wig nor is it an invasive medical procedure. The procedure was developed at Jabote using European human hair, custom designed for each client’s new look. The design allows them to make their mental image happen. This solution is extraordinary for hair loss clients who want to wash, blow dry and style his or her own hair with the comfort of being undetectable. This solution, along with custom designs or premium hair extensions, can fit one’s lifestyle (no glues or wax or metal attachments). This is what makes Jabote hair Dreams stand apart from other companies. “We want our clients to lead unrestricted lifestyles with a healthy self-image. Wigs can move and are often uncomfortable. Many of our clients simply don’t have enough donor hair for a transplant and are unwilling to undergo the procedure,” says Jabote. “It’s indistinguishable even when examined by professionals at close proximity and worn for extended lengths of time. We are impassioned to meet most any dream for image confidence, while trying to stay within their income.” “Since our inception, we’ve been able to help clients suffering from thin hair or no hair, chemotherapy and, alopecia, hormonal thinning, pattern baldness and even burn victims,” says Kenneth Jabote, founder of Jabote Hair Institute and Jabote Hair Dreams. “It gives me great satisfaction knowing that I’ve been able to provide hair solutions for people who had nowhere else to turn.” Jabote Hair Dreams recently opened in a new, intimate setting in Fountain Hills at 16751 East Parkview Avenue, Suite 5. For information, call 480.945.3885 or visit www.jabote.com.

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Celebrating Trendsetters & Fabulous Phoenicians The Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) will honor 10 women for their civic and charitable work and one couple for their lifetime of community support in the Valley. The 10 Trendsetters and Fabulous Phoenicians, Ruth and Bob Lavinia, will be honored at “An Evening of Trends” on Saturday, October 15, at the Camelback Inn. The 2016 Trendsetters are: • Pat Bondurant, president, Bondurant Racing School • Kim Cullum, co-founder, Cullum Homes • Melinda Gulick, senior vice president of DMB • Julie Kroot, community leader • Martha Martin, community leader • Sherri Quinn, community leader • Katherine Scardello, senior vice president, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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• Erica Monroe-Williams, community leader Local women have been honored with the Trendsetter award by Trends Magazine and the Trends Charitable Fund since 1986. “Once again, the caliber of the Trendsetters being honored this year is of the highest order,” says Shannon Barthelemy, president of the TCF board of directors. “Ruth and Bob Lavinia, our Fabulous Phoenicians, have been extraordinarily generous in our community and have helped shape a number of our local nonprofit organizations.” The chairs for An Evening of Trends are Julie Bowe, Kimberly Jacobsen and Beth McRae, all Trendsetters from previous years. Proceeds from the event will go to grant recipients selected for the 2016-17 TCF grant cycle. Grant recipients for the 2015-16 TCF grant cycle are Cortney’s Place, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Foundation for Blind Children, Singleton Moms, Teen Lifeline and Tumbleweed. For additional information, visit www.trendscharitablefund.org.

Upcoming Scottsdale Chamber Events The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events throughout the month for its members and guests. A PM Connect event will be held July 7 from 5-7pm at Bowlmor Scottsdale, 7300 East Thomas Road in Scottsdale. The next AM Connect (held on the third Thursday of each month) will be at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 East Camelback Road, July 21 from 7:30-9am. Both events are free to members and $20 for guests. The Chamber’s monthly Meet Your Neighbors event, designed for Chamber members and non-members to network over lunch, will be held July 29, from 11:30am-1pm. Pre-registration is $15; day of event registration is $20 cash at the door. For additional events or information, call 480.355.2700 or visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.


to the massive outdoor area, which will be home to a combination of restaurant dining patios, the garden and public open space. The development is a partnership between Wetta Ventures and the SkySong development team, which includes the Arizona State University Foundation, Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies. “We have always had a vision for a thriving environment where you can live, work and play, and these restaurants will have an important and positive impact on that vision,” says Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies, the master developer of the project. Don Couvillion, Vice President of Real Estate for The ASU Foundation, said that the restaurant component

of responsibility to make this a one-of-a-kind destination that will reflect the uniqueness of the overall development,” says David Wetta, founder of Wetta Ventures. “South Scottsdale is also an underserved area when it comes to dining options, so this project will help shape the evolution of the neighborhood.” Modern in design, the building blends indoor and outdoor space with expansive operable glass and lush landscaping. A 45-foot cantilevered overhang, clad in translucent panel material, will provide ample shade

will make SkySong an even more integral part of the Scottsdale community. SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is home to a global business community that links technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and education to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders of the knowledge economy. For more information on Wetta Ventures, visit www.wettaventures. com or call 602.478.3538. For more information on SkySong, visit www. skysongcenter.com.

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Wetta Ventures broke ground last month on a $5 million, multiplerestaurant development at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, with completion expected by the end of the year. Prominently located at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and SkySong Boulevard, the new 12,000 square-foot development is expected to include three to four restaurants, one of which will be a chef-driven concept. A unique feature to the development will be a 3,000 square-foot garden that will be professionally installed, curated and harvested for potential use in the restaurants. “This will be the only food and beverage amenity for the 42-acre Innovation Center, so there’s a lot

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Themed Fundraiser For The Arts Scottsdale Culinary Festival invites the Valley’s stylish ladies and gents to its 28th annual Wine Country Brunch: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Set for Sunday, September 25, at The Camby from 11am2pm, highlights include a champagne brunch, mimosa bar, exquisite wines, themed activities, Audrey Hepburn look-a-like photo op, silent auction, art demonstrations and live acoustic performers. All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts (www.leagueforthearts.org) in its effort to promote the arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area, via annual fundraisers such as the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. Since 2002, the League has contributed more than $4 million to numerous organizations such as Ballet Arizona, Childsplay and Free Arts of Arizona. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.scottsdalefest.org/2016wcb.

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Golf4Smiles Tournament Breaks Fundraising Record

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation’s eleventh annual Golf4Smiles Tournament, presented by Carrington College and held Friday, May 6, at Grayhawk Golf Club in North Scottsdale, set a record fundraising total of $129,102. All monies raised by the Foundation is used to prevent dental disease in children, with a particular emphasis in underserved and uninsured communities, by providing dental screenings, sealants, fluoride varnish applications, dental supply distribution and oral health instruction across the state. Since its inception, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has provided more than $7 million in community grants to oral health promotion and dental disease prevention programs in the state.

Massage therapy students from Carrington College help golfers warm up prior to teeing off.

For additional information on the Foundation, visit www.deltadentalaz.com/foundation.


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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s award-winning Lunch & Learn series returns for its 15th season. This summer’s lineup is featuring some of the country’s top culinary experts who will dish out recipes and behind-thescenes insight. On Saturdays throughout July and August, top chefs will join Sanctuary’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan for interactive cooking demonstrations including a three-course meal with wine, Q&A opportunities and take-home recipes. Held in The Views Ballroom, all lunch events are $75 per person and start at 12pm. Dinner events are $125 per person and start at 6pm. All prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.607.2300. For those who wish to stay the night, a special rate of $199 with an upgrade to a Mountain Suite is offered following each Saturday event (based on availability, excluding tax and resort fee) with the purchase of a Lunch & Learn ticket. The July lineup includes:

July 23 – Chef Allen Susser (lunch): Chef Susser is a James Beard awardwinning artisan who has a passionate commitment to local, fresh ingredients. He demonstrated this unique style of cooking in his popular restaurant in Miami, Chef Allen, for 25 years. Today, Susser heads up Chef Allen’s Consulting, a boutique sustainable restaurant and hospitality consulting firm. He also is a spokesman for the National Mango Board and a Culinary Ambassador for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. For more information, visit www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

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July 16 – Chef Curtis Cameron and Chef Russell LaCasce (lunch): Chefs Cameron and LaCasce will each display their individual styles during this lunch event. Chef Cameron focused on traditional Japanese cuisine early in his career, but transitioned to pastries and has since honed his skills at The Arizona Biltmore and the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. He joined The Little Nell in 2014 as Executive Pastry Chef. As executive sous chef at Sanctuary and its signature restaurant, elements, Chef LaCasce brings years of culinary skill and a genuine passion for food to elements’ team, and is an advocate of farm-to-table dining.

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Phoenix summers bring two things: high temperatures and powerful storms. Fortunately, the City of Phoenix is prepared for extreme weather conditions – and we have the tools and resources to make sure our residents are prepared too. The first official day of summer in Phoenix came with an excessive heat warning for high temperatures up to 120 degrees. It’s critical MAYOR City of Phoenix for residents to stay cool and hydrated on such hot days. The City recommends staying 602.262.7111 www.phoenix.gov indoors and checking in on family and friends – especially those with special needs and our older residents. If you have to be outside, be sure to wear a hat, light colored clothing and take frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments whenever possible. These temperatures are also too high for our four-legged friends, so it’s essential to keep pets indoors as well. The Phoenix Heat Relief Network is an organization that provides hydration, respite and wellness checks throughout our community during these especially hot months. It adds additional support to agencies that assist our homeless, elderly and disabled populations – all of which may be more severely impacted by extreme heat. Individuals, businesses, churches and organizations can support the Heat Relief Network by collecting bottled water for donations. To find donation drop off locations – as well as hydration stations and heat refuge locations – visit www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/ programs/volunteer/heat-relief. Living in the desert means we often experience rapidly changing weather conditions – especially in the summer. High temperatures can drop quickly, and our focus turns to preparing for monsoons and all that comes with them. When a storm approaches, be sure to check the news on TV, radio or online for latest updates and instructions. Before monsoons hit, you can make sure your home is prepared to weather any storm: Clean out roof drains to prevent water accumulation, trim back landscaping away from your home, secure or bring in outdoor furniture, and always have a flashlight, batteries and first aid supplies on hand. And in the case of flash floods, never attempt to drive through flooded roads – just six inches of water can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle. It’s best to avoid driving until conditions get better. During and after a storm, visit www.phoenix.gov/update for information on how to report storm-related street issues, traffic signal outages, power outages or to request storm debris pickup. City teams are also using social media to keep residents informed in real time during weather events. Follow the City on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – in Spanish and in English – for updates, and follow #phxstorm and #phxheat for weather specific alerts. When it comes to summer weather, the City of Phoenix is already hard at work to make sure our residents have access to the most up-to-date information possible, and that everyone stays safe and healthy.

Wink 24 Kitchen & Bar Now Open When Fernanda Borletti found the perfect location at the Biltmore Fashion Park to open her first restaurant, Wink 24, she knew it was imperative to share her passion for food, drink and community with every bite and sip. “A wink is an experience shared between people, a secret message, much like a drink or a meal – but it transcends relationships, age and more. Our menu is simple, relatable and meant to be shared – much like a simple wink,” says Borletti. In fact, guests will notice the phrase “Con Amore. Per Favore,” adorning the staffs’ T-shirts and in other select places – this means with love, please. Another nod to Borletti’s desire to do everything with purpose and love. The interior of Wink 24 is brightly designed with splashes of intense green, orange and magenta – contrasted with the black woodburning pizza oven that serves as the “hearth” of the restaurant. It’s a comfortable space to share a bottle of wine, vittles and conversation. In addition, its brightly painted patio is the perfect spot to take in the culture of the Biltmore Fashion Park with a refreshing beverage and edibles. Wink 24 menu features wood-fired pizzas, paninis, fresh salads, charcuterie, cheeses, in addition to premium wines, craft beer and unique cocktails. The food and drink menu draws inspiration from Borletti’s Mexican roots and those of her husband Ruggero’s love of his native Italy. “It is my desire that our guests understand our passion for supreme hospitality and delicious food is more than a business plan, it’s a way of life,” adds Borletti. Wink 24 is now open at 2502 East Camelback Road, Suites 148 A and B. For more information, call 602.954.5278 or visit www.wink24.net.


To celebrate National Hot Dog Month in July, locally owned Miracle Mile Deli is offering up a Dog Days of Summer special. For $5, guests can purchase a Hebrew National Hot Dog, French fries and a small soft drink from July 18-24. This special deal will be available for lunch and dinner (but not before 11am on Saturday and Sunday). Ask for the “hot dog special.”

NAWBO Phoenix Installs New Board

The Phoenix Metro Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) installed its new board of directors for the 2016-17 term at the organization’s recent Desert Diamonds Awards Gala. In continuing to advocate and increase awareness for women business owners, the incoming executive committee and board of directors pledged to follow the vision of the new president, Phaedra Earhart of Farmers Insurance, in making the Phoenix Metro Chapter the premier place for women business owners in Arizona. “NAWBO Phoenix will continue even stronger to be the Arizona organization where women business owners receive the mentoring, support and encouragement they need to grow to their highest potential,” says Earhart. “I am honored to serve as president this year and look forward to working with members to build on the success of our organization.” In addition to Earhart, members serving on the executive committee include:

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• President-elect: Julie Cook of Idea Three Creative • Secretary: Wendy McClellan of Structure for Success • Treasurer: Ronit Urman of Urman Enterprise, LLC • Past President, Nancy Sanders of the Maricopa Small Business Development Center • NAWBO Executive Director: Suzanne Lanctot (ex-officio) Other members serving on the board include Lynda Bishop of Relationship Insurance; Julie Grubbs of Premier Designs Jewelry; Cindy Gordon of Culture Shock Coaching; Mike Bull of the Women’s Business Institute; Melanie Dunlap of Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center; Kristi Church of Infinite Reach Agency; Clarisse Ringwald of Clarisse Color Creations, LLC; Colleen Dellolio of UPS; and Kristine Kittleson of The AZ Real Estate Team (ex-officio). For more information, visit www.nawbophx.org.

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Miracle Mile Deli has been a staple in the Valley for 67 years. The restaurant is located at 4433 North 16th Street in Phoenix. Visit www.miraclemiledeli.com for additional information.

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Help Papa Murphy’s Hydrate City’s Homeless Code Red summer heat relief program Valley Papa Murphy’s Pizza locations invite residents to join in its endeavor to hydrate the homeless population of Phoenix. Drop off a case of water between July 1- 31 to any Valley Papa Murphy’s Pizza location and receive a coupon for $5 off a Family Size pizza. Limit one coupon per person during the month of July 2016, coupon is redeemable on in-store purchases only. “Water is a minimum essential,” says Phoenix franchise owner Ed Holmes, “When we were apprised of the great need our city’s homeless population has for this resource, we knew we had to step up. We have over 40 locations Valley-wide set up as collection spots and we’re hoping others will be compelled to act for this worthy cause.” The bottled water collected at Phoenix Metro Papa Murphy’s Pizza locations will support the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code Red summer heat relief for the homeless. This is the fourth year of the life-saving campaign, which last year distributed more than 827,000 bottles of water on the streets. This year’s goal is to collect 1,000,000 bottles of water. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com. Phoenix Rescue Mission has been operating since 1952, and offers many programs designed to save lives, including Hope Coach Street Outreach, Homeless Emergency Services, Men’s Addiction Recovery Program and the new Changing Lives Center for Women and Children. For more information, call 602.233.3000 or visit www.phoenixrescuemission.org.

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Providing yoga classes to the North Phoenix area for years, Henderly Ramsey, owner of Fuze Fitness, is now offering classes in Anthem and New River. A New River class is held every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center, located on the corner of 24th Avenue and Mingus Road. This class is geared toward all levels, ages 18 years and over. North Phoenix classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Center Pointe, 19th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak, Suite 150. Tuesday classes include Yoga Basics from 4:30-5:30pm (learn yoga principles and foundations while working the body, mind and soul), and Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) from 5:45-6:45pm (whether a veteran, first responder, victim or witness of a traumatic event, Yoga for PTS is designed to help people find relief, stability and an internal sense of balance). Thursday classes include Fusion Fitness from 4:30-5:30pm (a unique blend of cardio, yoga, calisthenics and weight training; not recommended for people recovering from a recent surgery or injury), and Gentle/Restorative Yoga from 5:45-6:45pm (calm, passive stretching in a slow, relaxed manner). Anthem classes, available only to Anthem residents, are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Classes at the Civic Building include Yoga Basics (Mondays, 9-9:55am); Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress (Mondays, 10-10:55am); Fusion Fitness (Wednesdays, 9-9:55am); and Gentle / Restorative Yoga (Wednesdays, 10-10:55am). Yoga Basics will be offered Thursdays, 10-10:55am, at the Community Center. Ramsey has been making wellness a way of life since 1990. She had been an avid student of aerobics, weight training, calisthenics and Tai Chi before she discovered and fell in love with yoga in 2003. Realizing her passion, she studied to become an instructor so she could share the benefits of yoga with others. She is now a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Teaching Training Program at Scottsdale Community College. For additional information, including pricing, contact Ramsey at henderly@ fuzefitnessaz.com or visit www.fuzefitnessaz.com.


Summer Fun At Arizona Sunrays The Arizona Sunrays offers a number of ways for Valley children to have fun being active this summer. Supercamp is a weekly, gymnastics-based camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 13. At Supercamp, children will participate in gymnastics, Ninja Zone, sports, zip line, bounce house, yoga, dance and optional swim lessons at Hubbard Family Swim School. There are also weekly themes and a special guest every Friday plus a Camper Show for parents and families to attend. There are half-day and full-day camp options available. There is also extended care each day. This summer camp will run through August 19. The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center now offers a special program called “The Ninja Zone” that is an all-new sports discipline inspired from obstacle course training, gymnastics, street dance and martial arts. This class has been specially designed for boys, ages 6 to 11. It’s taught on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:45pm, July 5, 12, 19, 26. The class is 55 minutes. In addition, kids ages 3 to 14 are invited to Kids’ Night Out, July 16 and 30. Participants will enjoy an evening of gymnastics, dance, organized games, sports, jumping in a bounce house and on trampolines, obstacle courses, and then wind down the evening by watching a movie. The Kids’ Night Out is from 6-10pm. Cost is $30 per child with a $5 off sibling discount. Pizza and drinks are included. Advanced registration is required. Online registration is available; there is a $5 fee for same-day registration. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center is located at 3110 East Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. For more information, or to register, call 602.992.5790 or visit www. arizonasunrays.com.

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Hubbard Sports Camp offers a great way to keep children busy in July, through its summer day camp specially designed for children ages four-and-a-half to 13. It is a co-ed, multi-sport camp that teaches soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, archery, swimming and many other fun, indoor and outdoor games and activities. There are half-days and full-days available with extended care and sibling discounts. There are four camp locations in July: New Way Academy in Phoenix, 5048 East Oak Street; Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, 35 West Dunlap Avenue; Paradise Valley Christian School in Phoenix, 11875 North 24th Street; Thunderbird Academy in Scottsdale, 7410 East Sutton Drive. The cost is $170 for half-day; $225 full day. Half day is from 8:30am-12pm; full day is 8:30am-3:30pm. Children do not have to be skilled athletes to have a great time at Hubbard Sports Camp. Some campers have never tried many of the sports and activities that the staff introduces them to. However, the campers who are skilled athletes are challenged and motivated. For more information or to register, call Hubbard Sports Camp at 602.971.4044 or visit www.hubbardsports.com.

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The Nash Announces Summer Workshops The Nash announced its full calendar of jazz summer workshops for musicians and vocalists of all ages. Led by faculty members from ASU and the Valley’s Community College Jazz programs, The Nash summer workshops are designed to give a wide range of instruction for a wide range of musical styles. July workshops include: Play What You Hear Jazz Combo: Saturdays in July; 1-3pm Focuses on playing music in a small jazz ensemble. Students will play jazz standards and songs from the Great American Song Book. Instrumentalists of all types are welcome. Intermediate to advanced skill levels. Instructed by bassist Ted Sistrunk. Cost: $120. Playing on Changes Workshop: Mondays in July; 1-3pm Exploring the basic tools that a musician needs for improvising on the standard Jazz repertoire. Tenor saxophonist Frank Smith, provides an introduction to improvising over chord changes, covering chord symbols, modes and modal songs, playing the blues, and ii-V-I chord progressions in major and minor. Concepts are primarily for beginner and intermediate students. Advanced students are also welcome. Cost: $120.

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Beyond The Major Scale Workshop: Wednesdays July 13 – Aug. 3; 4-6pm This workshop looks at scales beyond the major modes with the goal of adding to your color palette, giving you new shapes and sonorities, and broadening your understanding of harmony and the range of possibilities. In each session, tenor saxophonist Adam Roberts will explore a family of scales, analyze possible uses over common tunes, and end in a jam session over those tunes to work on applying these sounds to solos. Skill level is intermediate to advanced. Cost: $120.

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Rhythm Section Bootcamp: Aug. 8, 10, 12; 1-4pm Instructed and designed by pianist and ASU Jazz Studies Director Michael Kocour. Cost: $120. Registration is open now at www.thenash.org or by calling 602.795.0464. The Nash is located at 110 East Roosevelt Street in Downtown Phoenix.

WaBa Grill Franchise Expands To Arizona WaBa Grill, a popular Southern California based healthy “on the go” restaurant serving grilled California fusion food, announces they will be expanding to Phoenix. The restaurant, which prides itself with using only quality and fresh ingredients, will open a new location at 16635 Tatum Boulevard in North Phoenix. WaBa Grill serves all natural, fat-trimmed chicken, and high quality charbroiled meat. Nothing is fried in the cooking process. All WaBa Grill entrées are freshly prepared to order with low fat, low calories, low carb, and high protein options. “Waba Grill has been opening a new store almost every other week in Southern California since 2014,” says Bryan Kim, operations manager. “Our food is delicious and our customers keep coming back. Customers often ask if we’re going to open a store near them and now locals who work or live near TCP Scottsdale can enjoy our food without driving/flying out to California.” For more information, call 602.626.5775 or visit www.wabagrill.com.


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The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will hold its next monthly Business Resource & Networking Luncheon Tuesday, July 12, at Stonecreek Golf Club, 4435 E. Paradise Village Parkway South in Phoenix, and Tuesday, July 26 (location to be determined). The luncheon events are held from 11:30am-1:30pm. The Chamber’s next Mix & Mingle event will be held Thursday, July 21, from 5:307:30pm, at SpeedPro, 2350 West Mission Lane, Suite 1, in Phoenix. Established in 1963, the mission of the NPCC is to unite the people and spheres of influence in commerce, industry, education, philanthropy and the professions to work together for the development of the Greater North Phoenix area. The Chamber believes that by fostering business growth and prosperity, the quality of life of the entire area is improved. For information, call 602.482.3344 or visit www.northphoenixchamber.com.

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Revitalize Old Treasures – Discover New Ones

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Gallery To Host Gourd Basket Workshop Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery will present a workshop (Gourd Basket) where attendees will learn to weave a basket onto a gourd. All gourds are cleaned, washed, dried and hand-painted by the presenter, Margaret Sullivan. Attendees can choose from several colors of gourds, plus a variety of beads. There will also be beads available for purchase. The workshop is limited to eight students. The workshop will be held Monday, July 11, from 9am-3pm. The cost is $69; all supplies are included. Pre-registration must be completed at the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, 16858 Avenue of the Fountains, Suite C, or by phone and fees paid to guarantee a seat. Deadline for registration is five days before each workshop. For more information, call 480.836.9919 or visit www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com.

Amanda Martin and Gary Gneiser are co-owners of a newly-opened Fountain Hills shop called Waste Not UpCrafts. Everything in this quirky little shop is handcrafted or custom-refinished either by this duo or has been created by other local (greater Phoenix-area) artists. The shop boasts an ever-changing collection of shabby-chic furniture, industrial style and repurposeditem lighting fixtures and other unique home décor pieces, including birdhouses, rustic crosses, desertderived statuary, repurposed aluminum can robot, and pipe fixtures. In addition, there is a small area dedicated to essential oils and necklace diffusers. “It smells really nice in there!” says Martin. Waste Not UpCrafts is currently the only distributor in Arizona of the Rethunk Junk by Laura paint line. Painting classes, held in the attached workshop/classroom, are offered every Saturday from 1-3pm (reservation recommended; stop in or call ahead). Bring a piece of furniture (something an individual can carry) and approximately two hours later emerge with a re-painted and personalized piece. Rather than replacing outdated kitchen and bath cabinets or furniture, save thousands and paint them instead…or have Gneiser and Martin do all the work. Rethunk Junk also works on fabric, metal, formica…in fact, the co-owners say they haven’t found a surface that – properly prepped – this paint won’t stick to. The workshop also houses a rotating collection of not-yet-refinished furniture as well as found treasures awaiting inspiration. Lamp repair also offered. Waste Not UpCrafts is located at 16747 East Parkview Avenue, Suite 1. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-6pm, and on Saturdays 10am-4pm. For additional information, call 480.442.5415 or visit www.wastenotupcrafts.com.

New Dog Training Service In Fountain Hills Allehunde Training Products & Services is a dog training company new to Arizona. Located in Fountain Hills, they will be focusing on Fountain Hills, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. Gerard Schaffner, the owner, has more than 12 years of experience training all breeds and was the owner of New Jersey’s A Breed Apart training/ grooming/daycare facility prior to selling it and relocating to Arizona. “There is no canned approach for dog training,” says Schaffner. He espouses and believes that solutions are adapted to the individual dog and situation. “Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the joy on an owners face when they experience the true connection that training can provide.” He has written a training book called Do Right by Your Dog and He’ll Do Right by You, which is available on Amazon and produces a unique in-home basic obedience training kit called Training in a Flash. Allehunde’s in home training puts this motto to work, addressing a multitude of behavioral needs and problems – from basic obedience, jumping and chewing, leash walking and aggression. For more information, call 862.223.9183 or visit www.traininginaflash.net.


MAYOR PETERSON WRITES... A Quick Introduction To Carefree By Mayor Les Peterson

Describe Carefree in a few words: “Relaxing but Active.” “Beautiful Community.” “Life as it should be!”

What is Carefree known for? Let’s start with beautiful views, architecture and the sundial. Add to that the Carefree Desert Gardens and a full schedule of activities and entertainment throughout the season, and beautiful homes nestled in a lush and pristine Sonoran Desert setting. Add a population of 3,500 active and involved residents in a pedestrian-friendly boutique town setting where the street names are catchy – Ho Hum, Easy Street, Nonchalant Avenue to name a few, and you are starting to paint a picture of Carefree. Come and see Carefree for yourself, and join in the experience.

Desert Gardens Sculpture A Huge Hit For Carefree

World-renowned artist and sculptor Ray Villafane, along with artist Sue Beatrice, has been busy at work creating a massive sand sculpture within the Carefree Desert Gardens. Amazing art like no other, the 20-ton sculpture of an elephant, “Chessie Trunkston,” and mouse, “Hershel Higginbottom,” playing chess will be on display in the center of the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion through August 31. The sculpture consists of 2 tons of silt, and took three days to prep and 13 days to finish. It will be protected for display with glue and water. Villafane is an internationally-acclaimed American sculptor who has traveled around the globe fashioning exceptional figures and scenes out of pumpkins, sand and snow. And, based upon the overwhelming success and attendance of the “Enchanted Pumpkin Garden” this past October, the Town of Carefree unanimously voted to have Villafane back for seasonal town events through 201617. The interest surrounding the sand sculpture has been equally enthusiastic. Learn more about the exhibit at www.carefree.org/352/Sand-Sculpting-Exhibit. For more photos of Villafane’s work, visit www.villafanestudios.com.

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What must visitors try/see/do when they visit Carefree? Visit the Carefree Desert Gardens (the only other botanical garden in the Valley that is registered with the American Public Gardens Association), visit the new Kiwanis Splash Park, see the life-sized, hand-carved sand MAYOR Town of Carefree sculpture of an elephant playing chess with a mouse, and see the world’s third largest Sundial – all for free! 480.488.3686 www.carefree.org While you are there, stop by one of the diverse restaurants, and take afternoon tea at the famous English Rose Tea Room. Eat with the locals at the oldest restaurant in town, The Black Mountain Coffee Shop, or choose from one of the many upscale fine dining experiences. These include Café Bink (Kevin Binkley, the owner, is a James Beard Award winner), Venue’s Cafe, the Carefree Bistro, Giordano’s Trattoria Romana, Bodega 13 and Alberto’s Italian Cuisine. If you like outstanding Jazz music and comedy, The Speakeasy on Easy Street is an outstanding evening entertainment option. The Speakeasy gets very busy, so try to book a reservation in advance or just stop by and join in the fun – and while you are there, introduce yourself to Gary at the bar, and he will remember your name and favorite drink for years to come.

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SOUL CONNECTION

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Her Name Is Bailee

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We have a new member of our family, a gorgeous six-month-old Samoyed who needed a name. Because of this breed’s Siberian ancestry, they are typically given names like Sasha and Yuri. I suggested to Kathie that Olga would be a nice name. Kathie frowned, immediately dismissed the idea, and said, “That old fashioned name is not for our frisky puppy.” We searched the Internet for a couple of weeks to find the name that fits her energetic personality. WE decided to break with tradition and call her Bailee. But, sometimes I mistakenly call her Lacey. Lacey was the Samoyed who lived with us for 14 years and passed away a year ago. I think I sometimes call ALLEN NOHRE Bailee by Lacey’s name because Bailee is beginning to have a place in our hearts like Lacey did. Writer But is that the only reason? I think our place in our families, including pets, is deeper than we think. I shared a place in my mother’s heart and mind with her younger brother because sometimes she called me Arnold. And I have, on occasion, called my son “Marland” despite the fact his name is Karl. Marland is my brother and he and Karl share a spot in my heart because they have some things in common: they are kind, respectful of others and younger than me. We are delighted to have Bailee in our family sharing the cuddly place in our hearts previously occupied by Lacey. And, I am pleased that she doesn’t seem to be insulted if I call her by the wrong name. Allen Nohre lives in Carefree with his wife, Kathie. He is a writer at Terros and can be reached at anohre@cox.net.

Yappy Hour To Benefit Animal Rescue Bella Cane Boutique will host a “Yappy Hour” event Thursday, July 7, from 3-5pm. Celebrate pets with light refreshments for both the two-legged and the four, enter a drawing for prizes or adopt a new best friend. Proceeds from the event will benefit Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR), a cage-free, non-profit (501(c)3) organization that saves lives by rescue, care and adoption of homeless cats and dogs. FAR is located at 23030 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. For information, call 480.488.9890 or visit www. foothillsanimal.org. Bella Cane is an upscale boutique that sells a variety of pet products and accessories for dogs. The boutique is located at 201 Easy Street, Suite 101, in Carefree. For additional information, call 480.575.3212 or visit www.bellacaneboutique.com.


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Find Revitalization In Downtown Carefree

By Kathryn M. Miller

Revital-AZ Laser and Med Spa recently opened in the Copper-Dome Building in the heart of Downtown Carefree. While the practice offers a wide variety of exciting new services, according to its owner, Rosalie Andaverde, R.N., “We have one main objective: To help our clients achieve a more youthful appearance while also simply feeling better.” “We have lived in the area for some time now,” says Dr. Biliack (the medical director) “and we’re very excited about providing all of these services within our community, so that local residents will no longer have to travel down to Phoenix or Scottsdale to obtain outstanding care and treatment.” Andaverde says that one thing that sets them apart from other practices is that all services provided are performed by experienced medical professionals; either an Arizona licensed physician or a registered nurse, “You won’t find any laser Rosalie Andaverde, R.N. techs here.” They have also brought in some of the latest in laser technology and cutting edge treatments for their patients. Revital-AZ offers a number of different laser procedures including skin rejuvenation, photo-facials (also used to treat the hands, neck and décolletage), permanent hair reduction and tattoo removal. They also do medical aesthetics ranging from Pellevé radio-frequency skin tightening and non-invasive skin resurfacing facials, to Botox, injectables and micro-needling with various compounds including human growth factors. New services on the horizon include “CoolSculpting” for fat reduction and complete body contouring, and also PRP (platelet rich plasma) aesthetic treatments, often referred to as the “Vampire Facelift.” “We draw a small amount blood from the patient, spin it down in a centrifuge, and then inject the PRP, or topically micro-needle that back into their skin. This is a brand new area evolving in Anti-Aging,” explains Andaverde. “This will help stimulate the stem cells in your own skin to produce more collagen, which will result in creating for you, a more youthful appearance.” Although the fountain of youth remains yet to be discovered, Revital-AZ offers IV vitamin/nutrient therapy, which provides powerful antioxidants to combat damage from the sun and from free-radicals. Whether one needs help in recovering from over-indulgence the night before, maybe preparing for or recovering from an extreme physical activity or simply feeling tired, stressed or just under-the-weather, the IV nutritional therapy may be just what is needed. This treatment can be helpful in providing symptomatic relief from a large variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, as well. At the end of the day, the Revital-AZ team wants their clients to not only look and feel better, but also to get back to “better-living” as soon as possible. “One thing that is very important to us is having little or no down-time with all of our procedures” says Dr. Biliack. “We want to help our patients achieve the best possible results, with only the least amount of unnecessary tissue damage or down-time.” Revital-AZ Laser and Med Spa is located at 7401 Easy Street, Suite D, in Carefree. For more information, call 480.629.5776 or visit www.revitalaz.com. |CST


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Magic Bird Announces Carefree Festival Dates

Second Annual Teddy Bear Tea Residents are invited to bring a furry friend all dressed up for tea for English Rose Tea Room’s second annual Teddy Bear Tea – enjoy tea time with a favorite bear, lots of tea treats, special gifts and a listen to a story read by Goldilocks. Bears of every shape, size and color are welcome so long as accompanied by a small child. The Teddy Bear Tea will be held Sunday, July 17, from 3-5pm. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Bears are free (if properly attired). Attendees must wear suitable tea time attire, however Paddington Bear can wear his Wellington boots and Winnie the Pooh can bring Piglet, provided he behaves himself. English Rose Tea Room is located at 201 Easy Street in Carefree. For reservations, call 480.488.4812. For additional information, visit carefreetea.com.

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The dates for Magic Bird Festivals’ 2016-17 season have been announced. With popular arts and entertainment events at the Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Downtown Carefree, the events offer a little something for everyone. Artist exhibits at Magic Bird events are intimately woven throughout the Carefree Desert Gardens, with four-acres of exotic botanicals and towering cacti, adjacent to the Carefree Sundial. Selected artists are known for authentic craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind jewelry, sculpture, paintings, mixed-media, custom apparel and more. On the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage, live music and dance performances include world-champion hoop dancers, jugglers, singer-songwriters and Native American musicians and storytellers. Each festival creates a cultural or seasonal experience the whole family can enjoy. At every event, attendees can select from a variety of international cuisines at the festival food courts. Adult beverages are available along Easy Street at a number of restaurants that encompass Downtown Carefree. The Carefree Southwest Art and Indian Market (November 25-27), the Carefree Christmas Festival Gift Market and Food Court (December 9-11) and the Carefree Artisan Gifts and Chocolate Festival (February 10-12) are Southwest-inspired festivals featuring live music and dance, world-renowned artists and prized local craftsmen. Admission is free. Additional information is available at www. carefreeazfestivals.com or by calling 480.488.2015.

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Back-To-School Program Fair & Community Open House Join the Desert Foothills Family YMCA Saturday, July 23, from 9am-12pm to find out what the organization has to offer for the entire family for back-to-school. Take time to explore the free activities included with membership: demonstrations for Jr. Lift specifically designed for ages 8-12, Youth Jump Start for ages 5-11, Parent/Child Yoga ages 3-5; stop by the Nutrition Education Station with great ideas for packing healthy lunches and easy to pack snacks. Be the first to sign up for Teen Lock-In and Teen Leaders Club for ages 12-18. There will also be free face painting, crafts, demos, a rock wall, healthy snacks and more. Fall program experts will be on hand to answer questions about YMCA’s After School Recreation program, sports offerings, Teen Conditioning, Swim Team/Lessons and more. This is a free community day and community members are welcome to learn and experience all that the Desert Foothills Family YMCA has to offer. A special membership offer of no joining fee will also be provided to anyone who joins on July 23. Desert Foothills Family YMCA is located at 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.596.9622 or visit www.valleyymca.org/ desert-foothills.


The Bashas’ grocery store in Carefree will soon break ground on an all-inclusive remodel that will not only update the aesthetics of the store but increase the store’s quality offerings and ease of shopping for the community of Carefree. The 24,300-square-foot store is scheduled to be completed by mid-to-late September 2016. “We are delighted that Bashas’, a long-term retail partner in the development of Carefree, is moving forward with this exciting remodeling of their store,” says Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “We welcome this long-term commitment on the part of Bashas’ ownership and management to continue fulfilling the needs of the entire Desert Foothills Community.” This store is receiving one of the most extensive remodels plans that the company has planned to-date. Some of the highlights include:

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• A new Starbucks with both indoor and outdoor seating, including a floor to ceiling roll-up door that will allow for open-air dining (weather permitting) • An expanded natural and organic foods section • Fresh made sushi • Fresh salad and soup bar • Expanded dairy selection The entire store will receive an updated look, including new lighting and flooring. The overall layout will be adjusted to create an easier and more fluid shopping experience. “Carefree is a beautiful town and Bashas’ has been a part of the community since 1993,” says Edward “Trey” Basha, president & CEO of Bashas’ Family of Stores. “We are committed to the enhancement and growth of Carefree and are excited to share our remodeled store with the community.” Celebration planning is already underway for the stores grand-opening and will be announced closer to the open date. For more information, visit www.bashas.com.

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The Boulders Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovations Last month, The Boulders Resort & Spa announced the completion of its multi-million-dollar renovation. According to Howard Harris, general manager, “The changes are truly remarkable. The fresh look preserves our rich history by continuing to draw inspiration from our surrounding desert environs.” The multi-faceted project that began in May 2015 includes the following areas: • Main Lodge – The updated design begins with a true sense of arrival with an inviting and sophisticated flavor that includes new custom-designed features such as the reception desk made of rich inlaid wood in Native American patterns, and light fixtures under the lobby skylight add to the dimension of the area and complement the signature fireplace that provides warmth and welcome.

• Discovery Lounge – Breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert and the 12-million-year-old boulder formations take center stage for the new lounge, which is positioned to capture a beautiful sunset with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. • Palo Verde – The signature Palo Verde restaurant, located at the main lodge, is now fully renovated to complement its famed contemporary Southwestern cuisine. • Bakery Café – Now, a comfortably sophisticated spot for a morning espresso drink, breakfast, a fresh, healthy lunch or grab-n-go meals, the Bakery Café’s new interior is spacious, inviting and described as a melding of a European Espresso Bar with contemporary stylized features. • Latilla Ballroom – A new 5,500-square-foot Latilla Ballroom was added and is located at the main lodge area. It offers 16-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with awe-inspiring views of the atmospheric waterfall and the ancient boulder formations beyond. • Casita Renovation – The first-rate upgrades to the 160 casitas include an updated interior design, new finishes and furnishings, while maintaining the signature adobe-style architecture, one of the resort’s distinguishing features. The private patios now feature fresh wood decking and custom lighting that illuminate and intensify the romantic beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape. According to June Chun, lead designer for DiLeonardo, “We rejuvenated a relaxed resort environment, embracing and respecting indigenous inspirations of the Old West. The scale, pattern and colors from the Native American heritage influenced the architectural detailing, carpet patterns and rich colors. We included many custom details with a rich, organic sense that truly bring the indoors and outdoors together beautifully.” The Boulders Resort & Spa is located at 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive in Carefree. For more information, call 480.488.9009 or visit www.theboulders.com.


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Spectacular Independence Day Celebration In Cave Creek

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It’s a given that 240 years is a mere blink of time when compared to the billions of years since the Big Bang. Still, that which happened in 1776 had its own explosive effect, if not on the universe, then certainly MAYOR Town of Cave Creek on a species and the planet they call home. 480.488.1400 www.cavecreek.org The refrain goes “Democracy is not perfect, but it’s the best form of government there is.” But what if democracy is perfect? Perfect for people of diverse backgrounds to live in united collective states. The flaws attributed to democracy fall more to human failings than to the political system. So maybe we should stop trying to change a political philosophy and instead work on improving our philosophic shortcomings. True, America is more a Republic than a democracy. Something called the Electoral College nuances us to accept that definition. But still, given a choice among political systems, like monarchy, oligarchy, theocracy, dictatorship, communism, autocracy, enlightened despot and democracy, the choice is an incredibly simple one. With the hindsight of over 200 years, of course, the choice is clear and easy. But back in 1776, with what were then colonists, the choice was risky and the path anything but clear. Men and women put their lives on the line not only for a new form of government but for an ideal, an ultimate reach for the stars that spelled its core values in, We the People and We hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident and All Men Are Created Equal. There is the quantum world of physics and the quantum leaps of mankind. The year 1776 was one of those times humans leaped. We’re 10 years shy of being a quarter of a millennium into this great experiment. We will gather collectively for the traditional July 4 fireworks, knowing full well that it will be our children’s children many times over who will whoop it on July 4, 2776. But that’s okay. Democracy is worth celebrating today and in the tomorrows that come.

Celebrate Independence Day early at Cave Creek’s spectacular 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza, which takes place at sunset on Sunday, July 3, and is being hosted by Harold’s Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, and the Roadhouse, 6900 East Cave Creek Road. The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5pm with live music, kid’s activities, food and drink specials at both restaurants and great seating to view the fireworks, which begin at sunset behind Harold’s. A free shuttle service will be available to transport people around town from 6pm-12am. Carefree Resort & Conference Center and the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association are also supporting the event as sponsors. With the help of Rural Metro, the fireworks are safely shot off from a hill behind Harold’s, making the largest display in Cave Creek one of the most exhilarating shows in the Valley. Admission is free at both restaurants with open seating, first come first serve. At Harold’s Corral, reserved seats outside are available for $15 for a two-top, $20 for a four-top and $35 for a 10-top. Patrons are encouraged to take a staycation and spend the weekend exploring the many shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants in the area. Carefree Resort & Conference Center will be offering discounted room rates for the holiday weekend. For more details, call 480.488.5300 or visit www.carefree-resort.com. For more information about the 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza, contact Harold’s Corral at 480.488.1906 or www.haroldscorral.com, or the Roadhouse at 480.488.3300 or www.cavecreektaphaus.com.

Free Art Classes For Veterans

The Sonoran Arts League offers free art classes for veterans the first and third Thursday of each month (July 7 and July 21 this month). In each class, veterans focus on creating two pieces of artwork: one to keep and one to auction off to help support veteran programs. The class theme is “Pets of Vets.” Participants should bring a photo of a favorite pet (past or present) or choose one from various images that the League will provide. Register for the free classes by calling 480.575.6624 or by emailing info@sonoranartsleague.org. Proceeds benefit the veteran, the program and partnering non-profit veteran organizations. Sonoran Arts League is located at 6051 East Hidden Valley Drive. For more information, visit www. sonoranartsleague.org.


The Desert Foothills Library offers a number of events for Carefree and Cave Creek residents each month – for adults and youth alike. But this month and next, movies take center stage. The Desert Foothills Independent Film Festival kicks off on July 8 and runs each Friday from 10:30am-12:30pm through August. Attendees will enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks, and a wide selection of films from around the world. The July line-up: • July 8: Tim’s Vermeer – Director Teller. 80 min. Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to discover painting • July 15: Labyrinth of Lies – Director Giulio Ricciarelli. 124 min. A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. German Drama, History 2014 (subtitles) • July 22: The Day I Saw Your Heart – Director Jennifer Devoldere. 98 min. Light romantic comedy. French subtitles; 2011

• Music @ the Movies – Every first Thursday. The July 7 feature is The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.” When her dream comes true, Dorothy sets off to beseech the Wizard of Oz for his help to return home. 102 min. (G). The August 4 feature is Saturday Night Fever. Tony Manero, John Travolta, is an immature young man who spends his weekends visiting a Brooklyn discotheque. His weekend dancing helps him to temporarily forget his problems. 119 min. (R). Both events are hosted by music enthusiast Annis Scott. In addition, the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown July 16, 1-3:15pm. Teens ages 13 and up, as well as adults are welcome to attend this movie. All other children will need a permission slip or come with a parent. Popcorn is provided, and guests can bring a cup for water or his or her own juice or soda. This movie is 136 minutes and is rated PG-13. The library will be closed July 4 for Independence Day. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is seeking volunteer drivers to conduct food pick-ups at local stores (Fry’s, Safeway, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and others). According to executive director Pam DiPietro, many food bank volunteers vacation in the summer creating a critical need for back-up drivers. Volunteers must have an SUV, small truck or be able to drive the food bank’s van. Additional requirements include approximately two hours per day, one day a week between the hours of 7-10am. Volunteers who are interested should contact John Murphy at jcmamurphy@yahoo. com, or Michelle Reyes at 480.488.1145. The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 East Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek. For additional information, call 480.488.1145 or visit www.foothillsfoodbank.com.

July Chamber Meetings The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce invites area business owners and residents to mix and mingle at its monthly mixer event. The Chamber will hold its next mixer Wednesday, July 13, from 5:30-7pm. Visit the Chamber website for location details. The Chamber will hold its next Business Breakfast Thursday, July 28, from 8-9:30am at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek (www.haroldscorral.com). The cost for the breakfast is $7 for member and $10 for non-members. For more information about the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, call 480.488.3381 or visit www.carefreecavecreek.org.

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• July 29: Lemon Tree – Director Eran Riklis. 106 minutes. The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. Subtitled. Drama 2008 The library also offers: • Monday Movies – Every Monday from 3-5pm; featuring new releases, with a foreign film once each month.

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Experience The History Of Arizona At Cartwright’s The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series, which kicked off in May, continues this month. Cartwright’s welcomes guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet.

Cartwright’s combines a love for area history, matched only by its world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like its namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, Cartwright’s has carved its own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join them in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years. Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by chef Brett Vibber and pastry chef Amanda Crick. Diners can sit back, relax and be regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. The July 6 dinner featured speaker is Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, presenting “Cowboys of Early Television, 1949-1955,” Many of us grew up with the Lone Ranger, the Cisco Kid, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy. For generations, they were more than just figures on the big and small screen; they were icons who taught us lessons, provided role models, and planted dreams in our minds and hearts. Join LeSueur an actor, teacher, published

author and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to learn more about this epic era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms. The July 20 dinner features Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, presenting “Cowboys and Indians.” Arizona’s cowboys and native people are a huge part of the unique character of our state. Their interesting cultures and lifestyles bring a special vibrancy to this land. From cattle roundups to cowboy campfires, to Christmastime on the Navajo Nation, Ellis has been living, learning and sharing the time-worn tales of life in the Southwest as Arizona’s official state balladeer for 50 years. He tells his stories through song and photographs. For menus and pricing details, visit www. cartwrightssonoranranchhouse.com/events. For reservations, call Cartwright’s between 12-9pm at 480.488.8031.

Fitness Hikes At Cave Creek Regional Park

Buckhorn Cholla; Photo courtesy of Cave Creek Regional Park

Ranging in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060, Cave Creek Regional Park is a 2,299-acre desert oasis that provides any hiker and equestrian majestic views. The Go John Trail loops around a mountain to provide the illusion of being miles away from civilization. In the 1870s, fever stricken gold seekers staked their dreams on the jasperstudded hills. Guided trails to these sites give visitors an opportunity to travel back in time. The park will offer Fitness Hikes this month on July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Meet the Ranger at the Nature Center. The hikes take place from 8-10am and allow participants to enjoy all the beauty that the park has to offer. Bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes and seasonal fitness clothing, including a hat. Arrive 15 minutes early for stretching and warm-ups. Cave Creek Regional Park is located at 37900 North Cave Creek Parkway. For more information, call 623.465.0431 or visit www.maricopacountyparks.net.


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Save The Date & Celebrate With Horny Toad

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The Horny Toad is preparing to celebrate its 40-year anniversary on Saturday, September 17 from 11am-6pm. The popular establishment’s big day will feature prices rolled back 40 years on its world famous fried chicken and strawberry shortcake. There also will be drink specials. In addition to the price roll back, The Blues Hounds will entertain from 2-6pm, taking guests back to the musical excitement of the 1970s when The Horny Toad first began doing business. To add to the fun event, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite attire from the 70s era and can compete to win one of three prizes being offered for best wardrobe from the timeframe. But that’s not all. Members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, known as the Arizona Gunslingers, who share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West, will demonstrate their shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot. Managing partner Jeff Price says the restaurant also will be graced by characters in wardrobe to add a western feel to the day-long one-of-a-kind anniversary. “The Horny Toad is the oldest, originally-owned restaurant in Cave Creek,” says Price. “Years ago, people rode their horses to our establishment and tied them right outside. From the beginning to today, I have been blessed with a dedicated management team and the most committed wait staff around,” says Price. The Horny Toad is located at 6738 East Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.9542 or visit www.thehornytoad.com.

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Magic Bird Announces Treasure Fest Show Magic Bird Festivals will host its first-ever Freedom Treasure Fest show on Sunday, July 3, at the Cave Creek Roadhouse grounds, 6900 East Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. The Independence Day event coincides with Cave Creek’s Annual Fireworks Extravaganza and will take place from 10am-10pm. An assortment of artist and vendor booths will showcase an eclectic collection of boutique apparel, jewelry and accessories, re-purposed home decor, original art, Native American crafts, holiday themed goods and gourmet packaged edibles. Throughout the show, the Roadhouse will be serving adult beverages and a full menu of classic American fare. The renowned biker bar, will also host live music and entertainment featuring local bands.

Ideally located on Cave Creek’s main commercial drive and directly across from Harold’s Corral, the Freedom Treasure Fest offers a perfect view of the town’s world-class fireworks display and is walking distance of many attractions. “We are thrilled to be facilitating this new series of weekend shows at one of Cave Creek’s favored establishments. The Roadhouse is known as a fun, motorcycle hangout, and now Magic Bird’s Treasure Fests are joining the action. We look forward to a new season of shows in an additional location,” says founder Roberta Toombs-Rechlin. The Freedom Treasure Fest kicks off Magic Bird’s new seven-show, Cave Creek series that will continue into the spring of 2017. For information, visit www.carefreeazfestivals.com or call 480.488.2014.


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Treatment For Dogs With Valley Fever: A Multi-Mode Approach By Brett the Vet ~ Arizona Animal Hospital

into the air, creating a health risk to pets and people in terms of valley fever. There is no way to prevent the disease, but you can minimize it by keeping indoors during monsoon season, avoiding being outdoors during windy days and being mindful when you’re outside digging or working with the native soil.

When a dog gets sick from valley fever, the early signs of disease can be as simple as feeling tired, or maybe high temperature. Most often, people bring their dog to the veterinarian because it has a cough and is not feeling well. When we evaluate dogs for valley fever, the proper way to diagnose is through a blood test and the clinical signs. Blood testing looks for exposure i.e., your immune system to tell you whether or not there’s an active infection. When a diagnosis of valley fever is made, our treatment of choice is fluconazole. We treat with this antifungal drug for two to six months depending on severity of disease. Fluconazole historically is a human drug that was very expensive and cost prohibitive to use when treating dogs, so many veterinarians reached

for non FDA-approved compounded medications in an effort to save money. This is a trend that continues today but is not recommended as compounds are not FDA approved and cannot be made to the same quality standards as the human FDA-approved brand or generic drugs. Generic and brand fluconazole results in better patient outcomes. If you are currently using a compounded medication to treat your dog with valley fever and not seeing good results, switching will often times make a difference. In addition to fluconazole, we have other drugs we will use if needed to help control or treat the disease, including injectable antifungals for more serious cases. It is important to note that there are no FDA-approved drugs for use in dogs with valley fever, so the use of these human-labeled FDA-approved drugs are considered “off-label.” Nutrition is another key element of recovery from valley fever. Ultrapremium dog food (found most often in the high-end pet stores) has benefits. The most important thing is to keep your pet’s appetite strong. Certain supplements designed to support the immune system have also been shown to speed recovery. Most of these are oral and some are injections.

Finally, the new advancements in veterinary medicine with immunemodulating drugs have shown positive results and should be considered for the toughest chronic cases not responding to traditional therapy. Implementing a multi-mode approach to treatment of valley fever, along with a quick and speedy diagnosis, generally results in a more rapid and successful recovery. If you have a dog with valley fever, the key things to do are change from compound to brand or generic fluconazole, improve the nutrition and try a couple of the key supplements designed to support the immune system. Arizona Animal Hospital is located at 31313 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 160, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.686.8083 or visit www. arizonaanimalhospital.com.

Grant Funding Available To Valley Non-Profit Arts Programs The Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA) opened its grant application period last month, and it continues through August 5, 2016. With more than $175,000 in funds available, SLA hopes to see a variety of inspired arts programs apply. Traditionally, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival events, which help fund SLA’s programs, span an entire week in mid-April. This year, the Scottsdale League for the Arts took a new approach by introducing new events and breaking up the annual events across January through April, in an effort to cater to a wide range of interests and cultural experiences. The results

where a huge success with the majority of the events selling out. “The Scottsdale League for the Arts has made many changes to the structure of their annual events, which in turn has helped to increase overall event attendance. Therefore, we hope to see a significant growth in this year’s donated funds from last year,” says Chelsa Cohen, grant committee chair, Scottsdale League for the Arts. “We also have a record number of SLA members who are all enthusiastic and motivated to think outside the box on unique ways to raise money for the arts and arts education programs.”

Eligible arts programs include any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated and providing services or programs in the arts or art education within Maricopa County and having been in business at least three years, may apply. The League will entertain applications from a variety of organizations, provided that the focus of the project for which funding is requested is directly related to the arts and/or arts education. For the full list of criteria, eligibility and procedures necessary to apply, visit www. leagueforthearts.org and download the 2016-2017 Grant Application and Guidelines.

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Every year, thousands of dogs are infected with valley fever in Arizona. We have found a few things over the years that can help treat and cure dogs – even the most severe cases of this dangerous, debilitating and deadly disease. We want to make sure that pet owners understand the disease, what to look for if they think their pet might have valley fever and know what best-in-practice treatment options are available – and talk about our approach to successfully managing and treating valley fever. Let’s start by talking about the fungus itself. Valley fever is a fungus that lives in the soil in this arid environment. It displays active behavior most often in the summer months during our monsoon season, where high winds and rain can activate and release the fungus in the soil. The valley fever fungus, or collectively referred to as coccidioidomycosis, is airborne and inhaled by pets and people. In Arizona, many of our residents are snowbirds or new to the area and their immune system may be naive to this fungal infection, which can make them more susceptible to getting the active disease. The same is true for pets new to our state. It’s very difficult to prevent exposure to the disease because of the airborne nature of the fungus, and most dogs constantly have their nose to the ground sniffing smelling and inadvertently inhaling the fungal spores into their lungs. Dogs that dig will also expose themselves to the fungus and, finally, all the recent and continued building in the area construction sites releases it

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Rascal Flatts with Kelsea Ballerini & Chris Lane Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

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July 12

Talking Stick Resort Arena www.phoenixmercury.com; 602.252.9622

Halsey with Bad Suns

July 2

Comerica Theatre www.livenation.com

Musical Instrument Museum www.mim.org or 480.478.6000

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Khani Cole’s Sonic Table

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Mesa Arts Center www.mesaartscenter.com; 480.644.6500

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Musical Instrument Museum “Cocktail Dress” Andre Kohn, Andre Kohn Fine Art Gallery

July 4

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth Steele Indian School Park www.phoenix.gov; 602.262.6011

July 4

Fourth at the Fountain Fountain Park www.experiencefountainhills.org; 480.836.4100

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Tempe Town Lake Festival www.tempe4th.com

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Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics

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Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Marmalade Skies

July 6

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

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Annual Indie AZ Fest Tempe Pollack Theater www.indieazfest.com

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Goldilocks Great AZ Puppet Theater www.azpuppets.org; 602.262.2050

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Dixie Chicks

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Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

Into the Woods Chicago

July 16

Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio Stars

July 13

27th Annual International ArtWalk

Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever

Arizona Broadway Theatre www.azbroadway.org; 623.776.8400

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Hinder (Acoustic Show)

Shrek: The Musical

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre www.desertstages.org; 480.483.1664

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Warren G Livewire www.livewireaz.com

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Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay Ak-Chin Pavilion www.livenation.com

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Welcome to Nightvale Mesa Arts Center

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Devon Allman Musical Instrument Museum

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Lit Happy Hour Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art www.smoca.org; 480.874.4666

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Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul and Tribe Society Comerica Theatre

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Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky Talking Stick Resort Arena

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Emily King

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The Crescent Ballroom www.crescentphx.com; 602.716.2222

Chromeo Maya Day & Nightclub www.mayaclubaz.com

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Ben Crawford Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

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Martina McBride Celebrity Theatre

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Billy Strings Trio

Mindi Abair

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Film & Conversation: The Destruction of Memory

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Camp SMoCA Stand-up Comedy Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

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Simon Patterson & Fehrplay Maya Day & Nightclub

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com; 480.314.0841

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Modest Mouse/Brand New Comerica Theatre

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Duran Duran Gila River Arena www.gilariverarena.com; 800.745.3000

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The Wailers Livewire

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The Sugar Thieves Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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Private Lives

Django Festival All-Stars

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Sistahs Too

Sublime with Rome, Tribal Seeds & Bleeker

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Shawn Mendes Comerica Theatre

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Robert Cray Talking Stick Resort www.talkingstickresort.com; 480.850.7734

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Pedrito Martinez Band Musical Instrument Museum

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Chris Isaak Celebrity Theatre July 26

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ATC Celebrates Fiftieth Anniversary Season

Single tickets go on sale this month

Get Outdoors Expo Returns To WestWorld The second annual Arizona Get Outdoors Expo returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, July 16-17, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, bringing the great outdoors – indoors. This year adds a National Guard rock-climbing wall and paddleboard yoga demonstrations in addition to the latest camping and fishing gear, family entertainment and interactive stations. And, back by popular demand are the Ultimate Air Dogs with performances every hour, flying off the “docks” and into the pool during each show. In between shows, Riverbound Sports will demonstrate Paddleboarding 101 on how to stay balanced on the board, how to turn and even how to perform yoga without falling in the water. “We’re happy once again to deliver fun and learning in one great event, in the cool indoors,” says Bill Andres, information branch chief at the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “We’re bringing new elements for parents to explore and kids to experience. We anticipate the second annual Arizona Get Outdoors Expo will be as popular as last year.” In its first year, 15,000 guests attended Arizona Get Outdoors Expo. The event features the newest hunting, fishing and camping equipment and technologies, Ultimate Air Dogs performances, live native wildlife, kid-friendly interactive stations and more, all within the cool and convenient environment of WestWorld. Hunters also can buy their licenses for the popular fall hunting season, courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish. Tickets are available online at www.arizonagetoutdoors.com or by calling 866.977.6849.

Single tickets for Arizona Theatre Company’s (ATC) upcoming 50th anniversary season go on sale beginning Monday, July 25. During its milestone anniversary season, ATC will present six of the finest contemporary and classic American theatre productions at the Herberger Theater Center. The season includes acclaimed Broadway hit King Charles III; An Act of God, by 13-time Emmy-winning writer and producer of “The Daily Show With John Stewart;” the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire; an epic revival of the beloved musical about family, faith and tradition, Fiddler on The Roof; and two world premieres: the ATC-commissioned mystery Holmes and Watson from the screenwriter of the recent film Mr. Holmes, and ATC’s 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award winner, The River Bride. Tickets for King Charles III and Act of God go on sale on Monday, July 25; for Fiddler on the Roof and The River Bride on Monday, September 12; and for Ring of Fire and Holmes and Watson on Monday, November 7. “Next season will be a year-long celebration of a half-century of unforgettable theatre in Arizona,” says Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein in announcing the 2016-17 season. “It will be an opportunity for the thousands of professional artists and staff, and the audiences of millions who have joined with us over that time, to take a deep bow. In putting together this Golden Anniversary season, we have tried to assemble an exceptionally ambitious season that reflects many of the strands of our diverse, wide-ranging and exciting history.” Herberger Theater Center is located at 222 East Monroe in Downtown Phoenix. Single ticket prices range from $25 to $100. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arizonatheatre.org or by calling the ATC Phoenix box office at 602.256.6995.

We Love Our Readers Giveaway June Winners • Tickets to dinner and a show at Arizona Broadway Theatre to see Shrek: Katie Knoll of Scottsdale • Tickets to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play the Toronto Blue Jays at Chase Field: Gregg Christensen of Cave Creek

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Schools in the Valley don’t officially begin until August, but on Saturday, July 16, from 1-5pm, an educational workshop called “Essential Etiquette for Teens” will offer teenagers valuable life lessons that they don’t always learn in school. This workshop is aimed at ages 13 to 18. The topics covered in the four-hour workshop include proper introductions, handshakes and eye contact, body language, the art of small talk, how to speak with the right tone with clarity, leadership qualities, how to make a positive first impression, invitations and thank-you notes, technoetiquette and social networking, dating etiquette, common courtesies in public places, table skills and dining manners, informal/formal place setting, dining etiquette, seating a lady at the table, tipping guidelines, interviewing tips for college and job interviews, dressing the part, being a good listener, interview follow-up calls and thank-you notes, grooming and skin care. Cost is $195 per student and includes a workbook, snacks and a graduation certificate. Advanced registration is required by July 9. Teen girls ages 13 to 18 are invited to learn more about skin care and make-up application at a workshop on Saturday, July 23, from 1-3:30pm. This introductory skin care class familiarizes students with skin care products and skin analysis while offering practical experience in tweezing and make-up application. Also included in the class is diagnosis of skin tone (warm or cool) and make-up colors that complement the skin for a natural, healthy glow. Cost is $125 per student and includes a make-up chart, handouts and snacks. Students are asked to bring their current make-up and brushes. Advanced registration is required by July 16. Both workshops are taught by SueAnn Brown, owner of It’s All About Etiquette. Brown is a certified etiquette instructor as well as a licensed esthetician/make-up artist. The workshops will be held at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, 10755 North 124 Street, Scottsdale. In addition, a three-day Etiquette Camp designed for ages 6 to 10 will be held July 13-15 from 10am-12pm. For additional information or to register, call 480.510-6346 or visit www.itsallaboutetiquette.com.

First and foremost, I’d like to thank those who voted in support of Prop 123. Like many states, Arizona has a real teacher shortage problem. In order to attract and retain highly qualified teachers, we must be able to offer competitive salary packages. I’m thankful we are able to use funds generated from Prop 123 to compensate our hard working teachers. PVSchools has always made it a priority DR. JAMES P. LEE to keep the dollars in classroom to support Paradise Valley Unified School District students, teachers and programs. According to the 2015 Auditor General’s Report, we continue to outperform both the state and peer district averages for the percent of funds spent in the classroom. We’ve invested in a wide variety of specialty programs to fit the learning needs of our students. A few of these programs include: • North Valley Arts Academies, which offers an outlet for students to express their creative passions and provides a well-rounded seamless education from fifth-12th grade that is focused on the arts and is only offered at Desert Cove Elementary, Shea Middle and Shadow Mountain High. Learn more at pvschools.net/nvaa. • New for 2016-17: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at North Canyon High provides students with an opportunity to learn about the medical field and different career opportunities. Learn more at pvschools.net/nchs. • PVSchools is one of the nation’s few public school districts that offer Gifted Preschool at Desert Cove Elementary, Fireside Elementary, Desert Trails Elementary and North Ranch Elementary. Learn more at pvschools.org/ preschool. • Montessori Preschool at Mercury Mine Elementary is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Surrounded by desert foothills and a botanical garden with multiple outdoor learning spaces that inspire learning. Learn more at pvschools.net/montessori. • The Suzuki Strings program at Desert Shadows Elementary provides students with the opportunity to learn the violin. Learn more at pvschools.net/dses. • Learning a second language at a young age opens the door for future opportunities. We offer Spanish Immersion at Sandpiper Elementary and Mandarin Immersion at Whispering Wind Academy. Even if you don’t live in the PVSchools boundaries, you can still attend one of our schools through open enrollment. Our enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year runs from September 1 through January 21, with Early Bird applications due by December 1. Begin your child’s Journey of Excellence at PVSchools. To learn more about these incredible opportunities, award-winning signature programs and open enrollment options, visit www.pvschools.net or call 602.449.2000. To reach Dr. Lee or for more information about the Paradise Valley Unified School District, call 602.449.2000 or visit www.pvschools.net.

Educator Appreciation Month At MIM School may be out for the summer, but Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in North Phoenix wants to show its appreciation for Valley educators – while also educating them about MIM. Throughout July, from 9am-5pm, educators can beat the heat and receive free museum admission to learn how to incorporate arts into their curriculum and understand what resources MIM has to offer. In addition, a free Teachers’ Preview Day will be held Saturday, July 30, from 10am-1pm. Attendees will enjoy a live musical performance, learn about school-tour options and MIM’s educator resources, find out about grant opportunities, connect with colleagues over light refreshments and much more. Free admission is offered to educators with a school ID, fingerprint clearance card or affidavit of intent. Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 East Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For more information, call 480.478.6000 or visit www.mim.org.


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Taking inspiration from the American flag, Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics in North Scottsdale is offering a Red, White and Blue Facial for the month of July. Lead esthetician Kimberly Smith has created a handmade enzyme that blends red tourmaline crushed powder, white pearl and purple/blue tint of alluvial garnet. She mixes these with raw honey, aloe, French green clay and any organic ingredients specific to each client’s skin type. According to Smith, each of these mineral powders have specific skin healing and balancing properties that will help sun damaged and sensitive skin types. This facial also includes a microdermabrasion, extractions and a hand-mixed mask appropriate for the client’s specific skin condition, in addition to a complimentary skincare consultation. The one-hour treatment costs $125, or five treatments for $500. Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics is located at 9977 North 95th Street, Suite 101, in Scottsdale. For more information or to make an appointment, call 480.551.9000 or visit http://werejuvenate.com.

Step Into “MargaritaVill” With Sizzling Summer Spa Series Beat the heat this summer with soothing, specially priced spa packages at The Spa at The Village, the full service, open-to-the-public day spas and salons tucked inside each of the Valley’s four Village Health Clubs & Spas. Offered now through September 3, 2016, the Sizzling Spa Series lets spa guests pamper themselves with their choice of either five 60-minute or five 90-minute spa services for $375 or $510, respectively (a savings of up to $85 off regular prices). All series appointments must be completed by September 3, 2016. For the package of five 60-minute services, guests can choose from a Signature or Margarita Massage, Signature Facial and Seasonal Body Treatment. The exciting margarita massage series, appropriately entitled “MargaritaVill” includes a Margarita Massage (full body massage featuring cooling lime essential oil blend), Margarita on the Rocks (hot stone massage featuring lime essential oil blend) or Frozen Margarita (full body massage with cooling lime essential oil blend and Biofreeze to soothe sore muscles). For those who enjoy a little salt with their margaritas, an exfoliating hand and foot salt scrub can be added to any Margarita Massage for an additional $20. For the package of five 90-minute services, guests can choose five of their favorite Signature or Margarita Massages. Another summer special offered by the Village Spas is a Lime and Coconut Spa Bar Treatment for $125. The facial includes microdermabrasion or Dermaplane followed by a stimulating lime and ripe coconut mask to nourish and hydrate summer skin. Summer packages are available at the following Village Health Clubs & Spas: The Spa at Camelback Village (602.840.6412); The Spa at DC Ranch Village (480.502.8844); The Spa at Gainey Village (480.609.6979); The Spa at Ocotillo Village (480.656.0045). For additional specials or more information, visit www.villageclubs.com.

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Tanzy Restaurant might be known for its Italian-inspired dishes and crafting cocktails, but every Sunday this summer, the restaurant will also be getting area residents in shape. Tanzy will host Lululemon’s Yoga Sundays in the Tanzy Lounge, followed by brunch. The one-hour Sunday yoga sessions are free and begin at 10:30am and will be led by Lululemon Athletica staff. Yogis who attend the class will receive a 20 percent discount on the Tanzy brunch. Tanzy Sunday brunch favorites include house-made granola, cold pressed organic unpasteurized fresh juices, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, crispy chicken and sourdough waffles, organic eggs done to order and more. Tanzy Restaurant is located in the Scottsdale Quarter, just up the escalator next door to iPic at 15257 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 220, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480.483.3255 or visit www.tanzyrestaurant.com/scottsdale.

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Retreat to Pinetop Paradise American Indian Artists Converge At Annual Market The 19th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum July 9-10. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets and distinctive jewelry. Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art markets. This year’s featured artist is renowned sculptor Tim Washburn. Plan to walk among American Indian demonstrators as they carve Katsina dolls, hammer silver and weave baskets and rugs. Visit with the artists and enjoy entertainment provided throughout the weekend in the outdoor amphitheater by Native American dancers, singers and musicians, and indulge in mouth-watering Navajo fry bread. Hours are expected to be 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. No pets, (except licensed service animals). Daily admission is $10 general public; $8 for Museum members; and youth, 17-years and less, always free. Sharlot Hall Museum is located in the heart of Downtown Prescott, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza at 415 West Gurley Street. For more information, www.facebook.com/piam.4u.

Whispering Pines Resort offers comfortable cabins located on 13 acres of tall ponderosa pine and majestic oaks. With the elevation at 7,000 feet in Pinetop, the resort enjoys four full seasons. Escape the desert heat and head up to enjoy clean, crisp air, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and friendly mountain ambiance. Whispering Pines Resort offers accommodations for family reunions, corporate functions, private parties and retreats. Hosts Kellon and Charles Nicholson invite guests to make the resort a home in the mountains in a relaxing setting. Whispering Pines offers that quiet solitude nestled among the pines. With the Woodland Lake hiking trails adjoining the back of the property, enjoy a beautiful hike to the lake or stream near the Resort. The cabins come fully equipped with some having their own private spa tubs – perfect for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. With four seasons of outdoor activities, guests can enjoy the resort any time of the year. Enjoy trophy fishing in the spring, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the summer, golfing and vibrant colors in the fall months. During the winter months, skiing, sledding and a wide variety of other recreational activities are available. The beautifully landscaped grounds have water falls, ponds, outside fire rings, children’s playground, horseshoe pits, common Jacuzzi and a guest laundry. For more information, call 928.367.4386 or visit www. whisperingpinesaz.com.


For locals looking for a relaxing getaway, the awardwinning destination spa Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, just a short drive out of the Valley, is offering an exclusive Miraval Day Package. This summer, guests can experience a day they will never forget at Miraval for $199 per person. The Miraval Day Package includes $150 resort credits to use toward guests’ choice of innovative spa services, such as NÂGA Thai or Crystal Energy Healing Treatment, or health and wellness programs, such as honey tasting, floating meditation classes or the famed equine experience.

• Welcome tote bag and reusable Miraval water bottle upon arrival • Gourmet lunch in our Cactus Flower Restaurant

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The Miraval Day Package includes: • $150 resort credits per person to spend on any spa service, fee-based activity or private session with a Miraval specialist

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is located at 5000 East Via Estancia Miraval in Tucson. For more information on the Miraval Day Package visit, www.miravalresorts.com/packages and click on the “Miraval Day Package” link. Guests can book before September 30, 2016 by calling 800.232.3969.

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• Enjoy complimentary smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and coffee bar from 8:30 am • Full access to newly renovated stateof-the-art fitness center and daily yoga, meditation, fitness classes and wellness lectures until 5pm • Use of all spa facilities including steam room, sauna, whirlpools and swimming pools • Complimentary valet parking

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Take A Step Back In Time On Whiskey Row

On Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, the Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies will present the 11th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row (corner of Goodwin and Montezuma Streets). Prescott’s historic downtown comes alive with costumed re-enactors walking the street. The re-enactment competition is second to none and the 1800’s costume contest is like a step back in time. The street is filled with booths, vendors of all things Old West; and other exhibitors and entertainers.

44 As part of this event, the Prescott Regulators “Long Riders” will sponsor a 10-mile trail ride from the Granite Dells trailhead into Whiskey Row in Downtown Prescott, site of the “Shootout on Whiskey Row.” For further information, or to get involved with the trail ride, call Liv Nilson at 602.679.7397 or Mike Tickle at 602.550.5629, or visit www.prsllongriders.com. The event runs from 9am-4pm daily. For additional event information, visit www.visitprescott.com or www.prescottregulators.org.

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The Prescott Gem and Mineral Club will hold its 13th Annual Show and Sale at the Prescott Valley Event Center August 5-7. Items for sale at the show range from “rough rock” to finished jewelry and just about everything in between. Display cases will show off club members’ skills and club members will be available to answer questions about club activities, including field trips. For the children, there will be a “Leaverite Mine.” Children can press a button, which rings a bell that “wakes the miner,” who then drives a toy truck out through a mountain mineshaft carrying a treasure or polished stone in the bed of the truck. Children will be able to keep the stone and ask club members to identify it. There will also be a “spinning wheel,” geode cracking and face painting. The Prescott Valley Event Center is located at the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Florentine in Prescott Valley. The event runs from 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and from 9am-4pm on Sunday. It is open to the public and parking is free. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, veterans and students. Children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult. A raffle drawing will be held every 30 minutes. For more information, visit www.prescottgemmineral.org.

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Harvestfest 2016 At Sonoita Vineyards

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Sonoita Vineyards will present the 2016 Harvestfest on Saturday, July 30, at the vineyard, located at 290 ElginCanelo Road in Elgin. Harvestfest guests can taste wine and take part in winery and vineyard tours throughout the day. Festival patrons can enjoy tractor wagon rides, purchase lunch from Arizona restaurant/caterers The Steak-Out and Daily Bread Bistro, or participate in an energetic grape stomping competition beginning at 1pm that includes local personalities, politicians, military, media and first responders. General admission to Harvestfest 2016 is $20 in advance at www.sonoitavineyards.com or $25 at the door and includes wine tasting with souvenir glass, winery and vineyard tours, food and wine pairings and wagon rides. VIP tickets are available online for $75 and includes admission, souvenir glass, food and wine pairings, private tent, after party from 4-6pm, after-hours winemaker and vineyard tour, wine bar, parking, chair massage and lunch voucher. Live music will be provided throughout the day. Arizona Horseback Riding Experience (www.horsebackexperience.com) is offering a Wine Ride starting early in the morning and ending at Sonoita Vineyards for Harvestfest. Call 520.455.5696 for reservations. The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards opened in 1983, and now includes over 30 acres of vines. Located 35-miles southeast of Tucson in Elgin, Sonoita Vineyards is situated on the south side of a hillside, surrounded by rolling grasslands. The Sonoita American Viticultural Area is a basin surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Huachuca Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, and the Whetstone Mountains. For tickets or additional information, visit www.sonoitavineyards.com.

Discover Boutique Hotel In Old Town Cottonwood The Tavern Hotel, a boutique hotel located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, offers a unique experience to its guests. The getaway starts as soon as checking in at The Tavern Grille, located directly next door to the hotel – where guests can enjoy a welcome cocktail as soon as walking through the door. After enjoying a welcome cocktail and checking in, head on over to the hotel and enjoy the warm and well-appointed hallway. In the room, guests will find high-end furnishings, hard wood floors, walk-in tiled showers, Beekman 1802 all natural amenities, plush towels and linens…and the list goes on. Walking distance from the hotel, visitors will find wine tasting rooms, shopping and fantastic dining. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning at a local café. Guests rave in reviews about the “Sip and Stay Package.” This package includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe King or Deluxe Queen room, a $50 gift card to Nic’s Italian Steak and Crab House located across the street, tastings at Arizona Stronghold, Pilsbury Wine Company, Burning Tree Cellars, Fire Mountain Cellars and Desert Diamond Distillery. Guests can enjoy this package for $199 plus tax, or book during the week and get the second night for $100. For more details or to book, visit www.thetavernhotel.com or call 928.639.1669 directly to book.


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