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Volume 4, Number 6

Golden Goose Thrift Shop Anniversary, See Pages 6 & 7

March 2011


Catalina Fine Arts Festival March 12 & 13

Queen Valley Scrap Rats Quilt Show, See Page 9

See Story, Pages 10 & 11


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Community Calendar

Saturdays, 8 a.m., San Manuel Open Air Market. Phone 212-2337 for more information. See you there! Every Saturday, 9 a.m., Oracle Farmers Market. The Farmers Market at the Triangle L Ranch is held every Saturday at 9 a.m. till noon. Mondays, 11:45 a.m., Bridge at the San Manuel Senior Center. Bridge is back! There will be an indoctrination and refresher session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bridge games will begin at 12:30. There will be hand outs to help you learn the rules and counting in Contract Bridge. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Bridge at the Oracle Com-

munity Center. The Oracle Senior Center bridge group is open to the Tri-Community. We play on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Interested in playing, call Mary at 896-2604 or Ethel at 896-2197. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Yoga at Rolling Rock Gallery in Superior. There’s a free (donations accepted) yoga class Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m., Rolling Rock Gallery, 160 Main Street, Superior. Bob Jones Museum in Superior. The Bob Jones Museum is open every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These hours depend on the availability

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of volunteers. Come and visit and see the displays of Superior’s past, heritage and history. Membership is open to everyone. Every Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Sewing Bee and Tea at the Oracle Community Center. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday, the Oracle Community Center ladies meet to work on crafts. First and third Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Queen Valley Scrap Rats. The Queen Valley Scrap Rats, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Queen Valley Baptist Church at 241 N. Queen Anne Drive. All levels of quilting experience are welcome and would-be quilters can get help get-

ting started. Classes are offered in quilting, an annual quilt show that is held every March is planned and contributions are made to charitable groups. Quilting information and tips are offered as well as a Sew & Tell session at every meeting. The yearly dues are $5 for the Chapter and $30 for the Arizona Quilters Guild. For more information, call Patty Friesz at 480-20302928 or Norma Kanzig at 480-4632089. Now through March 13, Smithsonian Museum’s Key Ingredients “America by Food” Exhibit Opens at the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe. The exhibit is open from Jan. 28 to March 13 at the Museum located at 1330 North Broad Street, Globe. The exhibit is open Monday through

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 928-4257385 for more information. Saturdays, Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m., Junior Ranger Saturday at the Arboretum in Superior. Arizona State Parks’ Junior Ranger program invites kids to have a more interactive experience as they walk the trails and explore the gardens at the Arboretum - gives them a treasure hunt and an hour of learning, and a chance for their trip to the Arboretum to mean something special. No pre-registration required, just be at the Arboretum by 2 p.m. any Saturday this winter. Sundays, 2 p.m., Two o’clock Sunday Stories at the Arboretum. Sundays

Energy and the projection of force is a vital component of the martial arts. The source of this power is breath control or more accurately, breathing in a purposeful way. Often called Ki [Japanese] or Chi [Chinese] breathing, the idea is to control the length of time necessary for one complete breath cycle. An example would be: inhale to a mental count of six, hold for two, and exhale for a mental count of eight. Because the bell shaped diaphragm flattens on the inhale and automatically returns to its original shape on the exhale, the

inhale requires more effort. This explains why we are able to control the longer exhale. In our western culture, fighters and the military use the term “combat breathing” to describe methods of breath control. In the study of Tai-Chi, Chi means energy or breath. A related discipline, Qi [Chi] Gong means energy or breath work. The methods of breath control during these exercises energize the body and focus the mind. The study of Aikido [the way of harmonious energy] likewise emphasizes breath control to enhance the application of techniques. Ai-

kido power emanates from one’s center which is connected to proper breathing. Karate practitioners use breath control techniques to magnify the power of their strikes. Board or brick breaking would be difficult without that skill. Breathing is an involuntary body function. That means that even if you held your breath until you passed out, your body would automatically resume breathing on its’ own. Because we do not give much thought to how we breathe, we may not realize the potential for generating powerful energy by developing controlled

at 2 p.m. starting Jan. 2, kids and adults are invited to Sunday readings of kids’ books including Jennifer Ward’s ‘There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea’ January 30. Readings are usually followed by a participatory craft activity. The Second Adventures of Flat Cactus Jack will be read by the book’s authors, Jean Groen and Don Wells, on February 6 and there will be a short hike after the story to see the various cacti described in the book (with mesquite cookies and prickly pear lemonade served as a snack!); Desert Night Shift: A Packrat Story by Conrad Storad will be read February 27; March books include Who Pooped In The Desert March 6, Coyote Places and

The Projection of Energy

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breathing skills. Mr. Weber is the chief instructor at the Aikido Academy of Self-Defense located at 16134 North Oracle Road, in Catalina. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Martial Arts and has achieved skills in a variety of disciplines. He also teaches Tai-Chi with classes on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Please call (520) 825-8500 for information regarding these and other programs. If you wish, check out the website at

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Continued from Page 2 Stars March 13, Condor: Spirit Of The Canyon March 20 and How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears March 27. For more information, call 520-689-2711. Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 26, at 1:30 p.m., “The Arboretum Rocks!” – Geology Walking Tour at the Arboretum. Our geology tour teaches about some of the rocks and volcanic formations seen along the main trail – and will span almost two billion years of geologic history in just over one educational hour! Join us to learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff with tour guide ASU Professor Steve Semken. For more information, call 520-6892711. Alternating weekend dates Feb. 27-April 24, 8:30 a.m., Bird Walks at the Arboretum in Superior. Cathy Wise and Cindy Marple guide the Arboretum’s Bird Walk on Sunday, Feb. 27, starting at 8:30 a.m. Scottsdale author Jim Burns leads the walk March 5 on the same day he opens a new exhibit of his breathtaking photography in the Visitor Center Art Gallery. Burns will be available in the gallery for a meet the artist coffee hour reception at 11 a.m. Scottsdale educator Kathe Anderson will help Burns lead the Bird Walk on March 5. Troy Corman will lead the walk on March 13. Other guides and dates include: Marceline Vandewater March 19, Cindy Marple March 27, and Dave Pearson, Pete Moulton and Cynthia Donald April 2. For more information, call 520689-2711. Saturday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., World Desert Fair at the Arboretum in Superior. Sample foods, arts and culture from around the globe today on your walk around the Arboretum’s 1.5 mile long Main Trail. Plants from desert regions across the planet are showcased here BTA, and World Desert Fair offers us a chance to spotlight collections from South Africa, Australia,

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Nugget the Mediterranean and the Americas, and for visitors to sample foods unique to these regions. Nopalitos, ostrich jerky, roobios tea and vegemite were on the menu last year! For more information, call 520-689-2711. Feb. 27, March 12 and 27, 1:30 p.m., Edible and Medicinal Desert Plants Guided Walk at the Arboretum in Superior. ** Please note: this tour explores the Curandero Trail, which has steep sections that are not suitable for visitors

who use wheelchairs or walkers. For more information, call 520-689-2711. Friday, March 4, 6 p.m., Gila County Historical Society’s First Friday Program. This month Eddy Colyott will speak on the “Harvesting the Desert.” The program is free to the public and light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored jointly by the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum and the Gila County Historical Society. This month’s program

will be presented at the Miami Memorial Library, 282 S. Adonis Avenue, Miami. For more information, send an email to visitorinfo@ March 5-6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Globe Historic Home and Building Tour. See some of the state’s most historic homes and buildings, including some that date back to the early 1900s at the Annual Historic Home & Building Tour, Antique and Quilt Show Saturday and Sunday, in Globe. The

tour also will include a stop at the Pieces of Friendship Quilt Show and the annual antique show and sale. Transportation is provided for the tour which begins at 9 a.m. both days from the historic train depot at the corner of Sycamore and Broad Streets. The last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Children 12 years and under. For more information, please call 928-425-4495. Saturday, March 5 and April 2, 10 a.m., History

Walk at the Arboretum in Superior. Phoenix historian Sylvia Lee has researched little-known facts about Arboretum history and will share some of her trove of knowledge on a walking tour at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday each month this Fall. Bring your questions – share your own family anecdotes about BTA – and Sylvia bring historic photos of the Arboretum from your grandparents’ photo album, if you have photos to share. Continued on Page 7

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Handmade tamale festival opens Smithsonian exhibit, free events continue through March-April From the grand opening reception on March 19 at Oracle Historical Society’s Acadia Ranch Museum, to the free community events every weekend through April, “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” is filled with lively flavors. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit itself provides a full plate of information about America’s rich food history and traditions. For those wanting a first look, the opening reception is set for Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sampling of local handmade tamales and other traditional family dishes will headline the affair. The museum is located at 825 E. Mt. Lemmon Rd., just off

American Ave. in the center of Oracle. The locally-curated OHS companion exhibit titled “Let’s Have a Picnic! Outdoor Eating from Wikiups to Homesteads to Hotels,” will also premier at the grand opening. It’s a treasure buffet of intriguing archival photos, recipes, letters, utensils, and oral histories. Hohokam cooking pots and watercolor renderings of pot designs will be on display for the first time. Also on display during the exhibit’s sixweek run, “Food is Art,” which showcases the artistic results from a local kids’ workshop series on quilting and baking.

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By Punch Howarth Suor Angelica, a one act opera by Giacomo Puccini, will be presented by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra jointly with the Southern Arizona Opera Company. The opera will be a costumed concert performance. Opening the concert will be another Italian opera masterwork, the Overture La Forza del destino (the Force of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi. The third part of this concert will be the winner of the Youth Solo Competition held by the Tucson Symphony Women’s Association who will be announced later, an annual event. The concert will be performed at SaddleBrooke on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Desert View Performing Arts Auditorium and on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. in Oro Valley at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Conducting will be guest conductor Claudio Ribiero. For more details about SASO and concerts, go to: www.

All visitors will be given a collection of Arizona recipes as compiled by the Arizona Humanities Council. A local cookbook with heirloom recipes and family histories, “Family Feasts: Recipes & Stories from the Galiuros to the Catalinas,” will be for sale. On the weekend of March 26-27, indigenous foods top the menu. Famed ethnobotanist Martha Burgess will lead a Wild Foods & Herbs walking tour on the Arizona Trail near Oracle on Saturday, and on Sunday she will demonstrate how to cook wild foods. The number of participants is limited, so reservations should be made by calling OHS at 520-8969609; a materials fee will be charged. Martha will also demonstrate Cholla Bud Harvesting on April

30 at the Mammoth Public Library. Speakers from the Arizona Humanities Council will present free community programs. On March 20, Ann-Mary Lutzick, Old Trails Museum Director, will talk about the famed Harvey Houses at San Manuel Historical Society from 2 to 4 p.m. On April 2, Mary Melcher will talk and lead a community discussion on “Arizona Foods During Depression and World War” at Mammoth Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. A full event calendar and other information is posted and ready to download as a PDF on the OHS website (www. OracleHistoricalSociety. org). The exhibit will be open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays


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the ways in which history, landscape, tradition, and culture have shaped how Americans create and enjoy food. More information at ( and (www.AZhumanities. org). Extremely popular with audiences of all ages, KI will finish its ten-year tour across the country in 2013. Other host sites in Arizona are Globe, Payson, Ajo, Fort Apache, and Topawa.

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Golden Goose celebrates first By John Hernandez The Golden Goose Thrift Shop will meet a couple of important milestones in the next couple of months. On March 20, the Golden Goose Thrift Shop will celebrate its first anniversary at the new location at 15970 North Oracle Road in Catalina. On April 15 it will be the Golden Goose’s eighth year in operation.

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The Golden Goose, located at 15970 North Oracle Road in Catalina, celebrates one year in its new facility and eight years in business. (John Hernandez photo) thrift shop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that helps support SaddleBrooke Community Outreach and Catalina Community Services. These organizations provide funding for community programs from Catalina to San Carlos. Some of these programs include the TriCommunity Food Bank, clothing bank, Kid’s Closet, Teen Closet, Senior Nutrition Program, ESL classes,

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orientation every Monday at 3 p.m. for new volunteers. It is open for anyone that would like to come. Stephanie provided a guided tour of the operations for Golden Goose. They have trucks that pick up donated items and deliver them to the shop. They have someone that schedules the pick-up and deliveries. The area they will pick up includes west to Dove Mountain in Tucson, Ina and Oracle Roads, SaddleBrooke, Catalina and Oracle. They also accept deliveries at their back door daily, just ring the bell. Once the items are delivered they are sorted and inspected. Linens and clothing are steam cleaned and

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Continued from Page 3 Tour times move to 10 a.m. November through April. Sunday, March 6, 8:30 a.m., Dog Socialization Walk at the Arboretum in Superior. Dogs are welcome at the Arboretum, provided they are on good behavior and a short leash – and also are accompanied by owners who pick up after their canine compadres. The Arboretum also offers a dog socialization walk each month. Pre-registration is not required, just be here by the time walks begin at 8:30 a.m. from the visitor center breezeway. For more information, call 520-689-2711.

recently bought a house in San Manuel which she and her son are fixing up. “We have the best customers,” Stephanie said. “Some of them come in to socialize.” The workers and customers, she added, have created “a magical tapestry that makes it fun to be here.”

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Stephanie Urdiales, General Manager, Pat Hillerud, one of the original founding members of the Golden Goose, are proud of the new facility, now one year old. (John Hernandez photo) their products are pre- given to domestic violence in during the evening. She owned, they find other shelters such as Emerge. also would like to carry used ways to reduce, reuse, and Their empty ink cartridges construction supplies in the recycle. They have the Sal- go to Office Max. Plastic future. She has worked in retail vation Army pick up stuff bags are recycled. Many that they can’t use or sell. regular customers bring in with the Stable Restaurants, Prescription eyeglasses are their plastic bags for reuse. Goodwill and the Carters Stephanie says she would store at the mall. She grew collected and given to local Lions Clubs. Wigs which like to see the Golden Goose up in the Air Force as her they do not sell due to health Thrift shop expand their dad was a career military reasons are given to organi- hours so people that work man. She has four kids and zations for cancer victims. during the day can come four grandchildren. She Donated cell phones are March 6 and 19, 1:30 p.m., Plants of the Bible Walk at the Arboretum. Learn about botany, history and scripture on this slow-paced and relaxing weekend walk down smooth and flat trails that are wheelchair-accessible. October-through-April tours departs the Visitor Center breezeway at 1:30 p.m. on the third Saturday each month with Dave Oberpriller leading the walk. Frankincense is among the most famous plants referenced in scripture, and Dave will have a few potted, rare frankincense plants available for purchase on each of his tour dates, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Continued on Page 13

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QV Quilt exhibit event a treat for the eyes and opportunity to support community service projects By Cindy Tracy Love quilts or just love attractive textiles and artwork that are a visual feast to enjoy and to treasure the time you spend viewing them? Then definitely there is an event of interest for you in early March in the lovely little community of Queen Valley. QV is easy to find if you are driving west on U.S. 60 from Superior towards Phoenix, turn right at North Queen Valley Road and follow the main road until you see the town. Village-like in its attractive residences dotted on gently sloping hills, and its pleasant lifestyle amenities, including a lush green golf course that anchors and centers this quiet hamlet, QV on March 5 is the place to be for quilt lovers. It is also the place to be for anyone who just likes art and/or having a good time on a nice early spring Saturday. March 5 is when the 9th Annual Queen Valley Scrap Rats Quilt Show takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HOA Queen Valley Recreation Hall on the town’s main street. Displayed will be more than 100 quilted pieces. These include heirloom, traditional, art and wearable items. The Queen Valley Scrap Rats became a Chapter of the Arizona Quilt Guild in 2003, according to Patty Friesz, QV Scrap Rats Publicity Chair. “The charter members held their first quilt show that year and had such a good response from the community that we have continued to put on a show for nine years,” she said. “We have been holding this show to educate the public about quilting, to share the quilting talents of our community and to support our adopted community service projects.” Linda McDermott is this year’s Featured Quilter at the event. There will

also be special displays of vintage quilts and quilted Christmas items and two charity groups’ quilts. The Scrap Rats have collectively designed and made a queen size “Opportunity Quilt.” The proceeds from this year’s quilt raffle will help support the Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary and other

community service projects. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.A “Quilt Boutique Shop” at the event will include hand dyed fabrics by John Read. The winner of the Opportunity Quilt will be drawn at 5 o’clock and the quilt winners of Viewer Choice Awards will also be announced at that time.

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March Madness Slam Dunk Event Quilting bee … Members of the Queen Valley Scrap Rats held a meeting last month and shared their progress in preparing quilts for the 9th Annual Queen Valley Scrap Rats Quilt Show on March 5 at the HOA Queen Valley Recreation Hall. Quilts like the one above will be on display. (Photo by Cindy Tracy)

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Catalina Spring Fine Art Festival set for March 12 and 13

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By John Hernandez More than 50 artists are expected to participate in the first Catalina Spring Fine Art Festival on March 12 and 13, 2011. The festival is presented by the Catalina Community Arts Council and is sponsored by 77North Artworks & Marketplace, Gracehawk Artisans Gallery and Gourmet Girls. The Saturday and Sunday show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a food court and live music at the event. The show will be at 16733 North Oracle Road (the former Sanchez Nursery building) in Catalina. Artists and artisans of many different mediums will be in attendance. There will be

ceramics, blown glass, fused glass, paintings in all media (oil, acrylic, watercolors, etc.), stoneware pottery, fine art photography, decorated gourds, unique soaps and bath works, jewelry and much more. A few of the artists that will be participating and their work are featured below. Fire Ranch Glassworks produces blown glass art of the finest quality and beauty.

Glass art masters Linda Joyce Allyn and Richard Hornby are married and live in Catalina. They are both native Tucsonans and have designed and built what they consider to be Arizona’s most beautiful blown glass studio. There they create unique one of a kind pieces of glass art. Their works have been exhibited throughout the United States.

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Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in Visual Communications. She also studied studio art and painting in Florence, Italy where she received a Master’s Degree from Dominican University. At Syracuse University in Florence, she also got a Master’s Degree in Renaissance Art History. Her work has been displayed in collections in France and Italy as well as corporate collections in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Elizabeth teaches Art Appreciation classes at Pima College and on the internet for Central Arizona College at Aravaipa. She will be displaying landscapes in pastel and a few watercolors. You can learn more about Elizabeth and her art by visiting www.

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her Oracle studio and has another studio in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The studios are shared with her husband and fellow artist Lewis Schnellman. Lewis paints and is a sculptor. Together they own Schnellman + Manfredi Fine Arts. Elizabeth was born in

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PrimeTime Players to present The Case of the Steele Deal, the courtroom trial of the year Have you ever wanted to be on a Jury? Did you love Perry Mason? Do you watch Judge Judy? Well, here’s your chance to be a Jurist and decide the outcome of The Case of the Steele Deal without having to spend the day in a Florence, Arizona courtroom. They’ll serve you a Jury Notice but we’re serving you a delectable dessert — something you surely won’t get in Florence. All you have to do is purchase a ticket for any one of the “trial” dates of March 31, April 1, 2, 5, 6, or 7. Don’t miss out as many did for last year’s trial, The State vs. Max Cooper, which sold out very quickly! The best table locations get sold first! The “Trial” starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. but the doors open at 6 p.m. when the bar opens. The audience Jury sits at tables of 10 in the MountainView Club House Ballroom in SaddleBrooke to watch the


Continued from Page 7 the Arboretum! Plants of the Bible walks on the first Sunday of each month are guided by Leda Fide. For more information, call 520689-2711. Saturday, March 12, 1-5 p.m., Cowboy Dutch Oven Cooking and Cowboy Storytelling at the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe. The museum will be sponsoring an historic Cowboy and Apache Day at the museum starting at 1 p.m. There will be genuine Dutch Oven cooking like the cowboys did in the early days, with preparation of cobbler desserts and home-made ice cream being served. In addition, some of the folks from San Carlos Reservation will be preparing fry bread and other native foods, offering Apache Crafts and Apache Crown Dancers for visitor entertainment. Saturday, March 19, 7

attorneys and witnesses, portrayed by talented SaddleBrooke actors, present

their cases. Large video screens are set up for excellent viewing of close-up shots and

Defendant Vinny ‘The Scorpion’ Scarpatelli (played by John Wright) and the Judge (Jane Udowitz) watch on as the defense attorney (Susan Sterling) ponders her next question. (John Hernandez photo) a.m. to 2 p.m., Welcome Back Buzzards at the Arboretum in Superior. This month marks the 20th annual observance of the springtime Welcome Back Buzzards event celebrating the Arboretum’s migratory flock of Turkey Vultures. The Arboretum opens at 7 a.m., one hour earlier than usual, for early-bird visitors to view the Turkey Vultures perched on the magma cliffs in the center of the Arboretum for the hour or so after sunrise. On a typical March morning, they bask for an hour or two after sunrise and then take to the sky to circle over Pinal County scanning the ground below for carrion. A guided bird walk at 8:30 am follows the Vulture viewing, and Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Rehab Volunteers will have their popular living exhibit of birds, small mammals and reptiles for visitors to see and photograph from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 520-689-

2711. March 19 through May 1, Smithsonian Museum’s Key Ingredients “America by Food” Exhibit Opens at the Acadia Museum in Oracle. The exhibit is open from March 19 through May1 at the Museum located at 825 East Mount Lemmon Highway. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 520896-9609 or go online to for more information. March 19, 1-5 p.m., Key Ingredients Exhibit Opening and Tamale Festival at the Oracle Historical Society’s Acadia Museum. The day also marks the premiere of the local exhibit “Let’s have a picnic.” The event is free. March 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Artists of the Superstitions Art, Wine and Music Festival. This art Continued on Page 17

video clips. Dessert is served at the trial recess and at the end of the trial the audience, as the Jury, will deliberate the case among themselves. Show tickets are available

by calling (520) 825-2818 or online at Tickets are $22 and include dessert. A cash bar will be available. Get a group; buy a table.

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Picnics, wikiups, food, history and more in store for you By John Hernandez Eating food outdoors has been going on since man and woman first walked upon the earth. There is something special about eating with friends under an open sky, next to a lake or river, on a beach or on top of a mountain that makes us feel good. What was once a way of life for prehistoric man as he hunted and gathered food is now a luxury or special treat for us on weekends or holidays. It has even been given a special name. We call it a picnic. Webster’s Dictionary defines picnic as “a short trip for an outdoor meal.” Many of us in the Tri-Community and San Pedro Valley have

our favorite spots where we have enjoyed picnics. Places along the banks of the San Pedro River, Canyon del Oro, Tucson Wash, Copper Creek, the Gila River, and many more places in the area have been the sites of many an outdoor meal. One of our more popularly used spots is named after a food related item and has an interesting history. Peppersauce Canyon got its name from a bottle of pepper sauce. Although it is not known for sure exactly what the brand name of the pepper sauce was, there is a good chance it was a bottle of Tabasco pepper sauce made by McIlhenny Company – the same Tabasco sauce that


you will find in many restaurants around the country and that you have probably had on your table at one time. The history of Tabasco sauce begins in New Orleans, Louisiana. An American soldier returning from the Mexican War gave Edmund McIlhenny, a New Orleans banker, some dried peppers that he had brought from Mexico. Edmund sampled the peppers and liked them. He saved the remaining seeds and planted them in his wife’s garden at Avery Island. In 1863 during the Civil War, McIlhenny and his wife fled New Orleans and sought refuge at Avery Island where Edmund’s wife’s family owned a salt min-

ing business. Avery Island was then invaded by the Union Army because of the salt located there. Once again the McIlhennys fled, this time to Texas. After the war, they returned to Avery Island. Their plantation had been ruined and their mansion looted. All that remained was the capsicum hot peppers in the garden. In 1868 McIlhenny produced a spicy sauce using the peppers, salt from Avery Island and vinegar. After aging the sauce in wooden barrels, he packaged the sauce in 350 used cologne bottles. He sent out the bottles of sauce as samples to grocery wholesalers around the area. From there the pepper sauce

spread throughout the United States and Europe. It is now sold worldwide. There are a few stories about how Peppersauce Canyon got its name. They all involve miners and a “lost” or stolen bottle of pepper sauce. One story says that around 1880 a prospector named Alex McKay camped in the area now known as Peppersauce Canyon. McKay reported that his bottle of pepper sauce came up missing. Another story says that Louis Depew paused for lunch while traveling along the welltraveled trail between Oracle and the Apache Mine Camp. After lunch he continued on his journey to the mine. Upon arrival, he

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realized he had left the bottle in the wash. His companions at the mine joked about it and named the wash. Ben Patten a long time ranch hand in Oracle told the Oracle Historical Society the following story: “Peppersauce Canyon got its name from Andy and Henry Apple. The two miners were locating claims and had made camp for the night. A great monsoon washed through the canyon. When all was said and done, all that had been lost was their bottle of pepper sauce.” You can find out more about the history of Peppersauce and the part food has played in the history of Oracle and the San Pedro Valley when the Smithsonian Exhibition: Key Ingredients: America by Food comes to the Acadia Ranch Museum in Oracle. Key Ingredients is a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the Arizona Humanities Council. The Oracle Historical Society’s Acadia Ranch Museum was one of six sites in Arizona chosen for the exhibit. Key Ingredients explores the ways in which history, tradition and cultures have shaped how America enjoys food. “Let’s Have a Picnic!” is an exhibit on local outdoor eating food traditions during pioneer days. It covers outdoor eating from the Apache Wikiups to early Mexican homesteads to the areas first health hotels and dude ranches. Local history writer Catherine Ellis and architectural designer Chuck Sternberg are curators for the exhibit. They have designed an exhibit that will include archival photographs, recipes, letters, oral histories and artifacts. Chuck is also the current President of the Oracle Historical Society. Catherine Ellis has written Arizona history books including Oracle and the San Pedro Valley, Snowflake, Holbrook and the Petrified Forest, and The White Mountains and Apache County. This local exhibit is one of a number of fun and interesting exhibits and activities planned for Key Ingredients. Key Ingredients will be in Oracle from March 19 - May 1, 2011. If you would like to learn more about this event or volunteer, contact the OHS at (520)896-2969 or

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Hutchins Consort to perform Feb. 25 in Gold Canyon The Gold Canyon Arts Council will present the Hutchings Consort Violinists on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Eight scaled violins create an acoustically balanced set of instruments that stretch the violin sound across the entire range of written music. With instruments ranging from the tiny treble

violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the gigantic large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello, the Hutchins Consort produces an astonishing palette of sounds. The instruments of the violin octet were designed and built by famed luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins. They

represent the first successful attempt to create this amazing feat of the musical world. Based in Southern California, the Hutchins Consort brings together a group of extraordinary virtuosi to tackle the challenge of adapting the techniques of traditional strings, as well as inventing new techniques, to master

these unique instruments. The Hutchins Consort plays music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods to the music of the modern masters including original compositions and transcriptions commissioned by the Catgut Acoustical Society for the octet of violins, and new transcriptions by members of the Consort. The Hutchins Consort displays a breadth and depth of music capability that few traditional groups match while producing a truly unique sound.

Tickets are available at the door at $25 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Purchase advance adult tickets for this and future Canyon Sounds concerts at the Council’s Ticket and Information Office located at Canyon Rose Storage, 6405 S. Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, or at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce office on the Apache Trail and receive a $5 discount. Become an Arts Council member and enjoy additional discounts and benefits.

The Gold Canyon Arts Council promotes and sponsors the performing and visual arts and other related activities in the Gold Canyon area. The Council can be reached by email via their website “contact us” or by regular mail at: 6641 S. Kings Ranch Road, Suite 5 #197, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 or by phone at 480-983-2171. News and information about the Council, ADA compliance, 501(c)(3) eligibility, and the Canyon Sounds series is available on the web at



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Globe to host annual Historic Home and Building Tour March 5 and 6 The 27th annual Historic Home and Building Tour is planned March 5-6, 2011 in Globe. The event is sponsored by the GlobeMiami Regional Chamber of Commerce. The tour features stops at several territorial-day homes and historic buildings in Globe, along with visits to the antique show and the Smithsonian museum exhibit “Key Ingredients.” There are several changes in this year’s event, starting with a March date rather than the usual February date. Also, this year’s tour will leave from the old

jail in downtown Globe as there is an event scheduled at the train depot the same weekend. One of the highlights of this year’s tour will be the newly-renovated Chrysocolla Inn, formerly known as the Oakwood Manor. Four years ago, the building was featured when renovation had first begun. Visitors will be amazed at the “new” building which was once a miners’ boarding house and will soon be a new addition to the local bed and breakfast scene. Also on the tour are

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homes on Railroad Court, and a housing area built for railroad employees in early-day Globe. The huge trees alone will tell visitors they are in an established neighborhood, and the homes will be a delight to visitors. The Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Globe will be part of the tour. This magnificent building is one of the earliest fraternal halls in the state and gives visitors a great feel for how fraternal organizations fit into the social fabric of early day Arizona. These are just a few of the buildings planned for this year’s tour. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Courtesy of the many volunteers who staff this tour, visitors will be driven to each stop, where they are invited to hear from hosts and hostesses about the history

of that particular stop. The Gila County Historical Society will have its annual antique show both days at the Copper Rim School. The museum will be open as well for the Smithsonian Institute “Key Ingredients” exhibit. The Copper Country Quilters Guild

will have guild members on hand to show the special quilts on display at their annual Pieces of friendship show at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts; and while you’re there, try and visualize how lovely the opportunity quilt will look in your home…then buy a

ticket! The Globe - Miami Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Home Tour. For more information, call 928-425-4495 or tollfree 800-804-5623. More information is available at the chamber website, www.

If you haven’t been to Oracle Historical Society’s Acadia Ranch Museum lately, be ready to enjoy its refreshed new look when you visit the Smithsonian’s “Key Ingredients” exhibit from March 19 through May 1. The exhibit is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council.

With the intensive efforts of Chuck Sternberg, architectural preservationist and designer, Kevin Armbrust, and many other Oracle volunteers, the society has undertaken major renovations that go way beyond simple paint, fix, and polish. Chuck, who also serves as president of OHS, is

tireless in his enthusiasm and energy for creating the perfect setting for museum treasurers. Most recently, the kitchen and adjoining dining area have been completely restored and the porch trim repaired and repainted to match the original historic forest green. These upgrades followed the 2009 renovation of the great room along with refinish and refurbishment of the original fir-wood floor. Generally unseen, but enormously important as well, the collections storage facility has been updated so that the ongoing work of reorganizing archives and collections can continue. Museum visitors can view the lively traveling Smithsonian exhibit and local companion exhibits free of charge. The grand opening festival with homemade tamales and other family recipes, as well as many of the community events scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit, are also free. But free isn’t cheap. Although the museum continues to pursue grants to assist its efforts, it costs money to write grants, oversee projects, and to cover operating and administrative expenses. “As an after-effect of the Smithsonian exhibit, we would love to see a boost in community financial support especially in terms of new or renewed OHS memberships,” Chuck said, “but also generous donations for growth and outreach.”

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Clay Bread-Oven Workshop set for Triangle L Ranch in Oracle A rare workshop opportunity, “How to Make a Backyard Clay Oven,” is among the community events scheduled while the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Key Ingredients: America by Food” is on display at Oracle Historical Society. The hands-on workshop is set for Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Triangle L Ranch in Oracle. Sharon Holnback will teach the techniques she learned at an intensive class in Oregon with Kiko Denzer, whose classic book Build Your Own Earth Oven is now in its third printing.

Participants will work under a ranch ramada, laying fire bricks for the oven’s floor, then mixing the “mud” (wet sand and clay from a nearby wash) with their bare feet. The group will build a full-size dome-shaped oven measuring about four feet deep with 4-5 inch thick walls. Sharon will provide information on burning wood in the oven, removing the embers, and placing various foods inside to bake/cook in the retained heat that’s released from the dense clay walls. Participants will leave with practical know-how to build their own backyard clay oven and use it for baking

breads in the artisan style, baking pizza, cooking meats, and drying foods. The workshop is limited to 12 people; a $10 materials fee will be charged. Reservations must be made in advance at 520-896-2123. The earth bread oven, also called a horno in Spanishspeaking parts of the world, dates back at least 10,000 years to the Middle East. Sometimes built with adobe bricks, or cob, or other natural materials, it is considered the cheapest, most local, most efficient and durable oven possible. Community events related to the Smithsonian exhibit

Cut the Ham Too Thin, Boys” presentation at the Continued from Page 13 San Manuel Historical festival will feature over 20 Society’s Museum. Anntalented and interesting art- Mary Lutzick, Old Trails ists. Spend the day among Museum Director, will talk the olive trees and enjoy a about Arizona’s Harvey wide selection of profes- Houses at the San Manuel sional art, wine tasting, and Historical Museum, 130 musical entertainment. The North Redington Road. The Olive Mill also provides event is free. oil tasting, tours and great March 24-27, Pioneer food which is available to Days in Kearny. This year’s purchase at their deli. Queen theme is Dia de los PioneCreek Olive Mill, 25062 ros. For more information, S. Meridian Road, Queen please check our website Creek, AZ. 85242. www. at artistsofthesuperstitions. or call the Copper Basin com or www.queencreeko- Chamber of Commerce at Call 480-982- 520-363-7607. 5730 for more information. Saturday, March 26, 9:30 March 20, 2-4 p.m., “Don’t a.m., Butterfly Walks Re-

sume at the Arboretum in Superior. Learn about butterflies on a guided walk lead by Adriane Grimaldi March 26 at 9:30 a.m. as the spring-summer-fall series of monthly butterfly walks resumes. ASU Professor Ron Rutowski leads the walk April 23, Marceline Vandewater May 28 and again June 25. Leaders are To-Be-Announced for walks July 23, August 27, September 24 and October 22. For more information, call 520-689-2711.


Tasty tidbits ... AMERICAN’S FIRST HOME FREEZERS appeared after World War II. They were usually just large enough for a quart of ice cream. CHINESE FORTUNE COOKIES are an American invention, dating to 1914 at a San Francisco tea garden. BURGOO is Kentucky’s signature food, a soup of many ingredients cooked in huge kettles until it thickens into stew. Traditionally, it included opossum and squirrel. FRY SAUCE, a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise served with French fries, is a Utah favorite.

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How do you teach a college hiking class? Teaching a college-level hiking class isn’t as easy as it sounds. I mean, this is an official Health and Physical Education (HPE) class and being on the advanced level of post high school you don’t just go out and teach people how to walk without tripping over their own feet. Or each other. Or anything else. No, it involves a lot more academic stuff. Like tests. When I first started a couple of years ago, I was told it is a pre-test/post-test; that is, you give it at the beginning of the semester, then again at the end as a final exam and compare the scores to see how much the students improved. Well, we talked about it and my department head agreed:

there are a few things I want the students to know before we take to the trails, especialZache Talk ly in the b e g i n - by Bob Zache ning class for any inexperienced hikers. So I use the test as a learning tool. And everybody aces it the first time around because it is essential they know some of the things. Then we continue to discuss some of them during the course of the semester. I have two classes which meet alternate Saturday morn-

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2. As the human body becomes more conditioned: A. The sweat glands enlarge and increase in number so you sweat more. B. You become acclimated and sweat less. C. Your muscles become firmer and eventually you will experience no pain at all. D. Your lungs absorb oxygen more efficiently and you breathe better under stress. 3. A Trip Control Plan (TCP) is: A. A detailed description of your hike, including departure and return times and route description, filed with the proper authorities. B. A brief description of where you’ll be and when you expect to return. C. Letting someone know you’ll be hiking in the Pinals somewhere. D. Trip Control Plans are not necessary most of the time. 4. The concept of Mountain

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Hiking means: A. Walking only on established trails on public land within the National Forest. B. Avoiding rough, rocky ledges where a fall could occur. C. Exploring new trails, even if you’ve never hiked them before and you haven’t filed a Trip Control Plan. D. Pushing yourself to hike longer, tougher trails just to see what’s there. 5. If you are hiking downhill on a narrow mountain trail and encounter hikers coming up, you should: A. Comment on the weather or trail conditions and during the conversation, observe them to assess their physical condition. B. Admire the neat walking stick they’re carrying. C. Step aside and let the uphill hikers have the rightof-way. D. Keep walking and mind your own business. 6. If you become lost in the mountains, the proper procedure is to A. Hike downhill because eventually you will come to water. B. Fire three shots in the air to signal for help. C. Gather firewood and prepare to spend the night. D. Hike to the nearest high point so you can see more landmarks. 7. On a mountain hike, when coming upon fresh bear sign, you should: A. Walk quietly and carefully so as not to excite any bears that may be nearby.

B. Scream a warning and run in the opposite direction. C. Find a big stick to defend yourself with. D. Keep walking and make plenty of noise to scare the bear away. 8. Hiking with one or more companions is a good idea because: A. There’s safety in numbers. B. It’s more fun with company. C. Somebody can help carry your bags if you stop to go shopping. D. At least one person’s cell phone is bound to be working. OK, that’s eight questions; each of the classes has 20 questions on the test so this is just a sampling, but you get the idea. And I’m re-writing them in a different format to conform to school requirements. As a teaching tool, the tests provide an opportunity to discuss situations a hiker might encounter -- before we get out on the trail – or sidewalk. The answers? Some of them depend on the situation so there might be more than one right answer, but in general: 1.-D. 2.–A & D. 3.–B. 4.D. 5.-C. 6.-C (maybe). 7.-D. 8.-A&B. OK. Ready to start hiking? Phone Gila Community College at 928-425-8481 to register. The hiking part is easy. It’s these tests that are hard.

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