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idwest Food Bank is making a big impact in Arizona. Since coming to Arizona in March of 2017, Midwest Food Bank has been supplying food to local food pantries throughout our state. In 2018, the food bank distributed over 5.3 million pounds of food to help Arizonans in need.

Midwest Food Bank had its start in 2003 when three farmer brothers heard that food pantries in Illinois were having trouble keeping enough food on the shelves. The brothers felt that was something that they could help with, so they opened the Midwest Food Bank in a utility shed on their farm. In 2005, the brothers took their pledge to help abroad and were there for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. What started out as one semi-load of food, almost everything MFB had on hand, ended up being 167 loads by the end of the recovery efforts. It was then that disaster recovery was added to the Midwest Food Bank mission. Most recently the MFB Arizona division sent semi-loads of supplies to the victims of the California wildfires. Midwest Food Bank is a distribution level food bank. That means it is designed to receive large quantities of food and bulk packaged food that smaller food pantries would have to decline. Executive Director, Patrick Hodgkins, says, “We have an army of volunteers that transport, package, label, and reconfigure food so we are able to give it to our local partners and get it to the ones that need it.” Anything MFB receives is donated to their partners free of charge. All MFB partners are required to commit to never sell, barter, or trade the food they receive from MFB. According to Q. Nielsen, Operations Manager, “Even when we have to buy food to meet the need, we will not charge for it. That is just not our way.” Because of their donation model, MFB is always looking for partners to support their efforts with donations of food or finances. MFB is a top-rated charity with Charity Navigators having received 4 stars for 7 consecutive years. While all donations are appreciated, Midwest Food Bank is focused currently on the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. This credit allows Arizonians to donate to MFB and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. Hodgkins also tells us that a generous donor has provided thank you gifts for Tax Credit donors, “If

you donate on our website, www.mwfbTaxCredit.com, and type ‘NEWSPAPER’ in the memo line we will send you a thank you polo shirt. One per full single donation and two for a full married donation.” Eric Sheldahl, Chairman of the Board, states emphatically, “We are good stewards of your donations! 99 percent of all donations go straight into the food program. We are able to turn a $1 donation into $25 of food.” Two years in Arizona is just the start. MFB is now an Arizona fixture serving 285 pantries, with remote distributions in Tucson and on the reservations. Says Hodgkins, “We will continue to grow and look for ways to partner with others in Arizona to battle hunger!”

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AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF NEW LONDON SERVICE “New international air service helps Phoenix grow our economy and global presence,” said Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams. “I am excited that American Airlines will be offering year-round, direct service from Phoenix to London. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with American Airlines.”

AMERICA’S FRIENDLIEST AIRPORT® IS MAKING IT EVEN MORE CONVENIENT FOR TRAVELERS TO FLY NONSTOP to Europe from Phoenix. American Airlines previously announced last August that it will be offering nonstop service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to London Heathrow Airport beginning March 31 and running through October 26. Now, American Airlines has announced this service will be offered year-round.

will be served by a Boeing 777-200ER. It will offer 273 seats with three classes of service: Business Class; Premium Economy; and Main Cabin service. American is the only domestic carrier with nonstop service to Europe from Sky Harbor. For travelers, this provides another valuable connection between Phoenix and Europe for both business and leisure as well as a boost to the economy. International flights to and from Phoenix bring in approximately $3 billion each year.

The service, which is American’s first-ever overseas intercontinental flight from Phoenix to London,

In addition to American’s service, British Airways continues to offer its daily nonstop service, departing from Phoenix at 7:45 p.m. The airlines’ flights to London provide travelers with 14 flights per week, and an easy connection to those wishing to travel beyond London. Extended service on Condor Airlines to Frankfurt from Phoenix also begins again in May and runs through October. From Phoenix Sky Harbor, travelers will find access to more than 100 domestic destinations and 22 international destinations. Learn more at skyharbor.com/flyphx.

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SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER TO DONATE NEARLY $13,000 THROUGH “EARN & LEARN” PROGRAM SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP AND RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH THE SHOPS AT NORTERRA, WHO IS HOSTING ITS SIXTH ANNUAL “EARN & LEARN” REWARDS PROGRAM THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019. On track to donate nearly $13,000 in cash grants to 10 North Phoenix

schools, the “Earn and Learn” program gives participants points for every dollar spent dining, shopping, enjoying a service or seeing a movie at The Shops at Norterra. All guests have to do is simply upload their receipts to the online rewards platform and choose the school they’d like the points to go to. Each participating school is guaranteed to

receive a cash grant of at least $500 with the winner receiving $2,500. This year’s participating schools include: • Adams Traditional Academy • Barry Goldwater High School • Boulder Creek Elementary School • Desert Sage Elementary School • Norterra Canyon School • Ridgeline Academy

• Sandra Day O’Connor High School • Sonoran Foothills School • Stetson Hills School • Sunset Ridge Elementary School “Over the last six years, we’ve donated more than $50,000 to 18 schools through the “Earn & Learn” program and we’re excited to see the continued involvement from the community to further the cause,” said McKenzie Shaver, marketing specialist at RED Development. “With The Shops at Norterra being the premiere shopping and entertainment center in the area, we see so many families each week that gather for our morning Stroller Stride series, a quick dinner at one of our restaurants or a movie night at Harkins Norterra 14, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to give back to them.” In late 2018, RED Development completed a multimillion-dollar redevelopment at Norterra adding an entertainment and dining district that will soon welcome new tenants. The redeveloped area is located near Harkins Norterra 14 Theatre and encompasses approximately 44,500 square-feet with 37,000 square-feet of leasable space and 7,500 square-feet of outdoor restaurant patios. For more information about the “Earn & Learn” program or to submit a receipt to the online rewards portal, visit www.shopandlog.com/norterra. For more information on The Shops at Norterra, a tenant directory or to see the latest happenings, visit NorterraShopping.com.

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ALONG WITH OTHER STATE AGENCIES, AZDPS IS COMMITTED TO COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY’S DECLARATION OF JANUARY AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (AZDPS) continues its commitment to combating human trafficking, especially trafficked children, as a top priority. In 2018 alone, AZDPS oversaw the rescue of 20 endangered, missing, abducted, abused, exploited or trafficked children. Of those, 13 were endangered runaways and one was a trafficking victim. 2019 has also been off to a successful start with two recent rescues highlighted below: • On January 11, 2019, what started out as a narcotics investigation, led to the rescue of a 17-year-old girl who was being used to sell drugs and was being trafficked. Two people, Donald Jackson, 37 and Tennessee Jackson 37, both of Phoenix were arrested

and booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail on charges of money laundering, narcotics offenses and sex trafficking. • On January 13, 2019, troopers stopped and arrested Carlie Bentley, 49 of Kentucky, who drove to San Diego, CA to pick up a 14-year-old child with the purpose of engaging in sexual acts. This case is now being handled by the FBI’s San Diego office.

also oversees the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program. This program provides law enforcement officers, prosecutors, child advocates and others who work closely with children the knowledge and skill to recognize victims of trafficking and to coordinate resources for assistance. Since the training was adopted in Arizona in 2014, over 700 have been trained statewide.

As part of its commitment to combating these offenses, AZDPS Trooper Rachel De La Torre coordinates statewide resources and training for the public, juvenile probation, victims of human trafficking, Arizona law enforcement and others on the subject of human trafficking and other child crimes.

As always, if you See Something, Say Something. You can call (877) 2-SAVEAZ (877-272-8329) 24/7 or National Human Trafficking Hotline: • CALL-1-888-373-7888 • TEXT-“BeFree” (233733) • LIVE CHAT- humantraffickinghotline.org

Working out of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), Trooper De La Torre

To learn more about what Arizona is doing to combat human trafficking visit: http://endsextrafficking.az.gov

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Tax Scams to Watch Out For W hile tax scams are especially prevalent during tax season, they can take place any time during the year. As a result, it’s in your best interest to always be vigilant so you don’t end up becoming the victim of a fraudulent tax scheme. Here are some of the more common scams to watch out for.

Phishing Phishing scams usually involve unsolicited emails or fake websites that pose as legitimate IRS sites to convince you to provide personal or financial information. Once scam artists obtain this information, they use it to commit identity or financial theft. It is important to remember that the IRS will never initiate contact with you by email, text or social media to request personal or financial information. If you get an email claiming to be from the IRS, don’t respond; instead forward it to phishing@irs.gov. Phone scams Beware of callers claiming that they’re from the IRS. They may be scam artists trying to steal your money or identity. This type of scam typically involves a call from someone claiming you owe money to the IRS or that you’re entitled to a large refund. The calls may also show up as coming from the IRS on your Caller ID, be accompanied by fake emails that appear to be from the IRS, or involve follow-up calls from individuals saying they are from law enforcement. Sometimes these callers may threaten you with arrest, license revocation, or even deportation. If you don’t owe taxes and believe you have been the target of a phone scam, you should contact the Treasury Inspector General and the Federal Trade Commission to report the incident. Tax return preparer fraud During tax season, some individuals and scam artists pose as legitimate tax preparers, often promising unreasonably large or inflated refunds. They try to take advantage

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Fake charities Scam artists sometimes pose as a charitable organization in order to solicit donations from unsuspecting donors. Be wary of charities with names that are similar to more familiar or nationally known organizations, or that suddenly appear after a national disaster or tragedy. There are tools at irs.gov to assist you in checking out the status of a charitable organization, or you can visit charitynavigator. org to find more information about a charity.

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Tax-related identity theft Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to claim a fraudulent tax refund. You may not even realize you’ve been the victim of identity theft until you file your tax return a discover that a return has already been filed using your Social Security number. If you believe you have been the victim of tax-related identity theft, you should contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490 as soon as possible. Stay one step ahead The best way to avoid becoming the victim of a tax scam is to stay one step ahead of the scam artists. Consider taking the following precautions to keep your personal and financial information private: Maintain strong passwords Consider using two-step authentication Keep an eye out for emails containing links or asking for personal information Avoid scam websites Don’t answer calls when you don’t recognize the phone number Finally, if you are ever unsure whether you are the victim of a scam, remember to trust your instincts. If something sounds questionable or too good to be true, it probably is.

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MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN OTHERS? By Cindy Gordon

ccording to an American Express study, female entrepreneurship grew by 114 percent between 1997 and 2017. In 2017, there were over 11.6 million female owned firms in the US, employing nearly 9 million people and generating approximately $1.7 trillion in revenue. These are great statistics, yet womenowned businesses are still making significantly less than their male counterparts, with 88 percent generating less than $100,000 in annual revenues. While some women’s businesses are struggling, others are soaring. Research has been done by many to uncover the reasons. Here are 4 key differences between the two types of women entrepreneurs. MINDSET Many women who build six, seven and eight-figure businesses are very clear on their purpose and how it will impact their life. This purpose is so impactful, it becomes their driving force. Some successful women are driven by a situation that has personally affected them – an experience that shattered their confidence or scared them so deeply that their purpose becomes to never be in that situation again. From this came an understanding that to build a highly profitable business, they sometimes have to say “no” to opportunities that are not directly part of their plan. This might not please everyone, but they understand that this is part of the price of success. AUDACITY High-earning women do what it takes to achieve their goals. They realize that stepping out of their comfort zone is necessary to reach their goals. They don’t see themselves as courageous, strong or fearless. Yet, their deep commitment to their purpose provides them with no alternative than to do things that they would otherwise avoid.

RESPECT FOR MONEY AND THEMSELVES High-earning women understand the importance of money and enjoy the freedom it provides them. Many women don’t see money as a sign of their accomplishments or as a boost to their ego, but instead as the gifts of their hard work. They ask to be paid their worth because they have self-respect and believe in the value they bring to others. Everything they do has an underlying profit motive. They never work for free. HAVE A SUPPORT SYSTEM High income earners know how arduous the road to success is. They know that there will be ups and downs; areas of certainty and parts unknown. Because of this, they have two groups of people who they can turn to. First, there are the people who they can ask for help – whether it is a mentor or a group of trusted peers. Successful women want to learn from the experiences of others. They realize what they don’t know can hurt them. They also have a group of encouragers. These are people who tell them they are great; who lift them up when they get knocked down. These people provide successful women with the resiliency to keep going. Ultimately, highly successful women have much in common with underearners. High-income earners are not born with these traits. Many have developed them through learning – experiential and instructional. Programs like The Wealth Women – Secrets of 6-Figure Women can help women explore their view and relationship with money and provide them with clear strategies to empower them to build the business of their dreams. Every female business owner should have the opportunity to build a business that provides them with financial independence. The Wealth Women workshops are the ticket to help them get there. Cindy Gordon partners with women who want to build successful businesses and get paid what they are worth. To find out more about her Wealth Women workshops contact her at info@BusinessRescueCoaching.com deervalleytimes.com


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oute 66. The Mother Road. The Great American Highway. No matter what you call it, U.S. Route 66 is a valuable part of American history and we are lucky to have ready access to some of the best spots to see along the historic highway right here in Arizona. These are some highlights of our favorite places to visit along the Mother Road in Arizona. SELIGMAN West of Flagstaff and East of Kingman, there are many opportunities to take the less traveled Route 66 highway that runs parallel to I-40. A few tiny towns dot the route, including Seligman, a quaint little town with antique stores, restaurants and refurbished motor inns - a true Route 66 delight! Be prepared for a rustic, small town experience in the socalled “Birthplace of Historic Route 66.” In 1987, Seligman residents convinced the State of Arizona to dedicate Route 66 as a historic highway, opening the way to tourism and development for the small Arizona town that some believe is the inspiration for the Disney movie “Cars.” PEACH SPRINGS A little West of Seligman, you’ll find Peach Springs, a historic town on the Hualapai Reservation. The town is deervalleytimes.com

By Jill Frier the headquarters of the Hualapai tribe and the starting point for the road that takes visitors to Havasu Falls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Havasu Falls is a beautiful destination located on Havasupai tribal lands, but keep in mind that you must make reservations in advance with the tribe to camp at the bottom of the canyon. Don’t try to hike down and camp without calling ahead – the rangers will send you right back up at the end of the day (and boy is that a long, grueling hike)! WILLIAMS, ARIZONA About 20 miles west of Flagstaff is a small town called Williams. Williams is a true Route 66 destination, considered the Gateway to the Grand Canyon and home of the Grand Canyon Railway. The town is nestled in the trees and mountains of Northern Arizona and is a favorite of both Arizonans and out of state travelers. Stop for a bite to eat, or plan ahead to stay awhile and ride the train to see the Grand Canyon National Park. And don’t forget to check out Bearizona, a real Northern Arizona zoological treasure and world class treat for animal and nature lovers! WALNUT CANYON Just a bit off the road east of Flagstaff is a wonder of nature and history

that you simply must see. Walnut Canyon National Monument is a short hike down a steep cliff, allowing visitors to walk through ancient cliff dwellings with stunning views. It’s a relatively quick trip through the dwellings, but be sure to bring your walking (or better yet hiking) shoes if you decide to take the trail down. It’s a steep climb, but worth every step. WUPATKI North of Flagstaff, on the road to the east entrance to the Grand Canyon, is the Wupatki National Monument. In the middle of the desert, with views of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, you will find dozens (perhaps hundreds) of ancient Pueblo settlements dotting the landscape. It’s a fascinating picture of native life before the Sunset Crater volcano erupted and western settlers arrived. METEOR CRATER When you see the signs for Meteor Crater, take the time to visit – it’s worth the trip! Giant billboards usually over promise and under deliver, but the billboard for meteor crater just can’t come close to describing the real thing. The Meteor Crater is an incredible sight - like something out of this world and nothing you’ve ever seen. You simply must stop and see this national landmark.

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES The most noted towns on the old Route 66 in Arizona include Holbrook, Winslow, Flagstaff, and Kingman, all great places to stop on your trip. The National Park Service also provides a list of notable and historic sites along the highway, including: • Querino Canyon Bridge, Houck • Painted Desert Inn, Petrified Forest National Park • Wigwam Village Motel #6, Holbrook • La Posada Historic District, Winslow • Walnut Canyon Bridge, Winona • Railroad Addition Historic District and Boundary Increase, Flagstaff • Seligman Historic District, Seligman • Peach Springs Trading Post, Peach Springs • Schoolhouse at Truxton Canyon Trading School, Valentine • Kingman Commercial Historic District, Kingman • Durlin Hotel, Oatman • Old Trails Bridge, Topock These are all fascinating historic destinations, so do your research and plan ahead to make the most of your journey down the Great American Highway. And be sure to visit Ladybug’s Blog (www.LadybugsBlog.com) for more ideas about places you can visit in the great state of Arizona. We hope you have a fantastic trip full of great memories and experiences.

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than the grades, in my opinion,” she said. “You find what the child is interested in and you teach to that.” Current students of Bellair Elementary will share in lots of learning experiences thanks to the donation by Knight Transportation. The money was used to buy Dash and Dot systems for each classroom, Principal Dettorre said. Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think when students use iPads and block coding to program them. “Not only have they put [the donation] to good use, but the kids seem excited and they’re engaged,” Jackson said. “They’ve already learned new things. It’s creative and it’s relevant to where the economy is and what will prepare them for the future. I couldn’t be happier.” Dettorre said the robots not only make learning fun but provide a cooperative hands-on approach to problem solving. “The kids are so excited,” she said. “If they want their robot to do a certain thing, they have to figure out which command to give it. There is a lot of problem solving, and it’s also cooperative teamwork. They usually work in groups of three or four to decide on what to do, to make the robot do what they want.” Superintendent Curtis Finch said coding with the help of Dash and Dot introduces students to in-demand careers at an early age. “Computers only do what you tell them to do, so somebody has to tell them what to do and that’s what those Dash and Dot machines do – they teach you how to talk to a computer,” Finch said. “Hopefully, our students get the itch and want to go into that field. We need more engineers, more folks that can code. We are hoping it will get more students pointed in that direction.”

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Friendly Pines Camp has been sharing the wonder of nature, community, and childhood play with boys and girls for 78 years. Friendly Pines Camp is truly an Arizona Tradition! Friendly Pines Camp is a traditional overnight camp that offers over 30 activities, including horseback riding, waterski, canoe, ropes course, tennis, sports, archery, visual arts, performing arts, pet care, and more. WHERE: Friendly Pines Camp is located in the Bradshaw Mountains just 6 miles outside of Prescott. The camp sits in the cool pines at an elevation of 6300’ WHEN: Two week sessions: June 9-22; June 23-July 6; July 7-20 One week sessions: June 9-15; June 16-22; June 23-29; June 30-July 6; July 7-13; July 14-20 TYPE & AGES: Overnight camp. Ages 6-13 CONTACT: email: info@friendlypines.com, 928-445- 2128, www.friendlypines.com

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Children are introduced to the sport of archery. Whether interested in shooting for sport or hunting this is a great way for them to learn the basics and safety. Each camp will conclude with a tournament of participants. Two certified Level III USA Archery instructors will be on staff per class. Participants will need to bring their own lunch. Equipment included. Youth 10 to 17. Campers under the age of 10 must be approved prior to enrollment. WHERE: 1115 W. Deer Valley Rd., Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85027 WHEN: Throughout June. Additional months may be added. One week camps Monday through Thursday. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. TYPE & AGES: Day camp. Ages 10-17. CONTACT: 623-266-4647

Need a way to keep the kids active and happy during the summer? ROCK CLIMBING YOGA NINJA COURSE MARTIAL ARTS AND OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES Our well qualified counselors will help your child build new friendships, discover new interests and improve selfesteem, all in an inviting environment. No experience is required. Lunch is provided fresh every day. WHERE: 16447 N 91st Street #105 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 WHEN: June 3 – August 2 (registration will open on March 1 with an early registration discount for registration received during the month of March) TYPE & AGES: Day camp. Ages 6-12. CONTACT: Contact2@azontherocks.com, 480-502-9777

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6 days and 6 nights. This overnight camp offers lots of activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Arts & Crafts, Shelter Building, Archery, Hiking, Campfire and Telescope nights and much more! Includes: Lodging, Food, R/T chartered Bus from Chandler, Camp T-shirt, DVD of the week and memories for a lifetime! Ages 8-15 can SAVE $50, reg $650, DISCOUNT ENDS MARCH 31st WHERE: Mormon Lake, AZ. 86038 ( just 23 miles SE of Flagstaff) WHEN: • Week 1: ages 13-15, June 23-29 • Week 2: ages 8-12, June 30July 6 • Week 3: ages 8-12, July 7-13 • June 16-22: Ages 16-17 only can train to be CAMP COUNSELORS Training $225: includes CPR, Team building, Leadership activities, earn Community Service Hours and much more! TYPE & AGES: Overnight. Ages 8-17 CONTACT: Register today at: www.SJYCAZ.com or email us at: admin@ SJYCAZ.com. Phone: 480-449-0848.

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We are an overnight camp for children and teens with and without LD, ADHD and high-functioning ASD. We have academic and social skills programs, 50+ camp activities, mature, professional staff, 2:1 camper-to-staff ratio and small cabin groups. We are 2.5 hours north of Toronto. All cabins include electricity and full bathrooms with a shower. Your child deserves a great summer! WHERE: 200 Kodiak Road, McKellar, Ontario, L5L 2C2, Canada WHEN: Session 1 (4 weeks): June 30 to July 27 Session 2 (3 weeks): July 28 to August 17 Full Summer (7 weeks): June 30 to August 17 TYPE & AGES: Overnight camp. Ages 6 to 18. CONTACT: 1-877-569-7595, info@campkodiak.com, www.campkodiak. com, www.facebook.com/campkodiak

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he summer months are coming soon and parents all over the Valley are scrambling to find ideas for ways to keep their kids busy or provide weekly childcare while they are out of school. One solution many parents take advantage of is summer camp. Here are some tips for finding the right summer camp for your kids this year. WHY SUMMER CAMP IS IMPORTANT Camp is a place where kids are allowed to safely roam and play in a way the often aren’t in their own neighborhoods these days. Whether they are at day camp all summer, specialty camp for a week or two, or overnight camp, kids get to let loose and have fun with other kids outside of a school or home environment. Not only are summer camps a great way for your kids to have fun, get exercise and stay active during the months they are out of school, they also teach important life lessons such as how to make new friends and gain independence.

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Here are a few of the types of camps to consider for your child this summer: • Academic • Sports • Overnight • Outdoors • Science • Arts and music • Animals and zoos • Childcare for working parents • Just for Fun and Social Interaction HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CAMP FOR YOUR KID There are tons of options, both in-state and out, for parents and kids to choose from when deciding which type of camp to pick. You can choose anything from traditional overnight camp with lakeside cabins in the woods, to science camp where kids go daily to conduct experiments and learn about different scientific and STEM-related topics, to soccer, gymnastics, karate or basketball. Some things to consider when deciding on the right camp include the following: Know Your Goal: Do you need fullday care for your child every day, or do you just want to get them out of the

house for a while to have fun with other kids? Do you want them to get plenty of exercise? Learn a new skill? Grow academically? Improve their musical or artistic abilities? Pick a camp that meets the goals you have for your child. Know Your Child’s Interests: Discuss the different types of camps available with your child and see what things interest them. Understand the age range suggested by the camp and any skill sets they may be required to have. You can broaden their horizons by letting them try new things, but be aware of their limitations and the things they don’t like. For example, if your kid hates team sports, soccer camp may not be a great idea. Know Your Budget: Summer camp can cost a lot of money, especially if you send your kid to a specialized place. Be sure that you consider all of the expenses involved, including equipment, meals and extras. There are also a variety of options that you can make work to fit your budget. Look for non-profit organizations, public parks and recreation venues, community

centers and libraries for lower cost options. Be Aware of Time Constraints and Locations: Summer camp can be a big help to working parents, but note the drop off and pick up times to make sure they work with your schedule. Know the location of the camp, to make sure you can get to and from day camp and that the times and routes work for your family. Also be sure to plan around any known vacation or time off you have. Timing is a pretty key element when picking a camp. Do Your Homework: The time to start doing homework for the right camp for your kid is now, before camp schedules get booked up and vacation time is planned. Do your research, read the fine print, talk to your child and make sure that the camp or camps you pick work best for everyone in your family. Be sure to check out Ladybug’s Blog (www.LadybugsBlog.com) for many more ideas for having fun outside and out of the house this summer in Arizona!

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In the same report, the AAP reports that 75 percent of children ages 0-8 have access to a mobile device, and that most one and two-year-olds are using a mobile device on a daily basis. This trend continues through every age group. The average 8-10-year-old is spending around eight hours per day on various forms of media, and older children are spending more than 11 hours per day. A Pew Research Center report shows that 24 percent of teens go online “almost constantly,” and 92 percent of them report using their mobile devices on a daily basis. Most parents realize that children also engage in learning activities and even have homework assignments they need to use screens for. They are a part of life and a part of their learning experience, as well as their entertainment one. Rather than sheltering kids from social media and screens, parents should strive for teaching them healthier ways to use them, and how to maintain a balance. With screens here to stay, it’s important that parents take steps to help keep their child’s time spent on them in check. Here are some tips to do just that: • It’s recommended that children under the age of two not be exposed to screen time at all. For children over the age of two, it’s recommended that the screen time be kept to one to two hours per day at the most. • Discuss the screen time challenges with your

children, especially when they are adolescents and teens, so they understand the concerns. Ask your child what the pros and cons of unlimited or excessive use of devices are. Devise a plan for using screens, which limits the amount of time they can be used each day. When children are involved with developing the plan, they are more likely to follow the rules they helped create. • Encourage kids to create a balance between screen time and non-screen time. It’s important that kids of all ages engage in physical and social activities that do not involve the usage of screens. Encourage them to have real-life relationships, rather than their friendships being all online or done through electronics. • Create rules that will help give them boundaries about when they can use their devices. For example, no devices at meals, and no phones allowed in their bedrooms overnight. • Find non-screen activities that the whole family can engage in. This will help them create bonds and learn healthy social behaviors. • Be the example that you want them to follow. From young children to teens, they are watching what parents do when it comes to screen time. Parents who overuse screen time are setting that same example for their children. Having healthy screen habits will teach children to do the same. • Parents should be familiar with all the apps and devices their children use. They should have access to the social media apps as well. Ex: Instagram can be created and monitored from a parents account and note on social media pages that it is “parent monitored.” Also, become familiar with Internet safety, including setting parental controls, and how to avoid giving too much personal information online. deervalleytimes.com


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Take the preparation out of camping by joining Arizona State Parks and Trails at a Family Campout this Spring! Louis Juers hosts a fun learning experience for families of all ages to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and a night sleeping out under the stars. Participating in the Family Campout Program will

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For families greater than 4 — special arrangements are needed — please email ljuers@azstateparks.gov. Sorry, children 5 years and younger and pets cannot attend this program. Since this event focuses on learning to tent camp, RVs are not allowed.

Family Campouts offer valuable lessons to any family interested in learning more about the outdoors. Conservation-minded activities that foster an appreciation for Arizona’s natural resources are explored throughout your time on the campout. Although activities vary by location, participants may hike, fish, paddleboard, or simply enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature from Arizona’s state parks. Spend time with loved ones this Spring and embark on a new adventure!

2019 SPRING DATES • March 16-17: Lost Dutchman State Park – Apache Junction • March 23-24: Catalina State Park – Tucson • April 6-7: Patagonia Lake State Park – Patagonia • April 13-14: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area – Show Low • April 27-28: Red Rock State Park – Sedona • May 11-12: River Island State Park – Parker • May 18-19: Dead Horse Ranch State Park – Cottonwood

Activities vary depending on the park, participant ages and weather conditions: Guided Hikes • Mountain Bike Clinic • Archery • Geocaching • Fishing Clinic • Live Animal Demonstrations • Campfire Stories • Presentations on Geography, Birding, Geology, Astronomy • Service Project. Registration is $90 for a family of up to 4. Additional family members $5 each. One family per registration.

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• February 1, 2018: 28.81 acres on the Southeast corner of Happy Valley and 19th Avenue sold for $10,817,598 or $8.62 psf. 17.15 of those acres will be developed as a 200-unit multi family project. An additional 1+ acre of the 28+ acres resold with plans to build a Cobblestone Car Wash.

• The City of Phoenix is completing their new Fire Station on the East side of I-17 and Jomax Road. It looks like a beautiful new Fire House that will serve the Deer Valley Airpark. • The Bungalows on Jomax are located on I-17 just North of Jomax Road. This is a 100+single-family residential lease project. Construction has begun and is moving forward quickly. The 19 + acres just North of this site, where the holiday light show ‘Illumination’ was held, also just sold for a projected residential development as well. • The new Discount Tire Store is now open at 23rd Avenue, just south of Happy Valley Road. The new Dollar Storage just to the south of Discount Tire is nearing completion.

• Directly across Happy Valley Road at 17th Avenue, Red Hawk Development is well into the construction phase of a new retail development, HAPPY VALLEY CROSSROADS.

• Two new hotels are under construction on Whispering Wind. The Holiday Inn Express is going up at 23rd Ave, and The Executive Residence is under construction at 21st Avenue.

• On the NEC of Happy Valley and 19th Ave, Union Park at Norterra has begun Phase 1 of their 400 acre plan for 1,200 single family homes, recreational center, multi-family units, additional office space, hotel, school site and retail center.

• The new Today’s Patio Showroom is completed and open for business on 19th Avenue. These are only some of the projects underway in Deer Valley Airpark. The future continues to look bright.

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1. NATURAL AND ORGANIC. Bring a touch of Mother Nature into your home with this trend that accentuates earthy, organic elements. Nayak recommends adding layers of textures, like natural raw jute, and incorporating muted tones, such as terra cotta, moss green or mustard, to achieve this nature-inspired style. 2. FEMININE AND FREE. This style embraces a pastel palette of pale blue, pink and cream to achieve a romantic and glam look. Infuse this trend into your space by creating a striped accent wall with soft-hued tones or alternate different paint finishes, such as eggshell and satin, in the same color for a dimensional effect. Bring the look to life with fresh greenery and indoor plants. 3. ECLECTIC AND BOLD. Nayak says

“own your own style and show it off…make a statement!” An easy way to achieve this bold trend is to paint a door, an accent piece or even a ceiling in a bright color, like Jester Red or Ceylon Yellow. Unsure if bold colors are for you? Take a look in your closet to see which shades you tend to gravitate toward most. And when it comes to achieving clean, sharp paint lines, one of Nayak’s go-to tools is a premium painter’s tape like FrogTape brand painter’s tape that delivers the sharpest paint lines possible. Treated with patented PaintBlock Technology, FrogTape is a foolproof way to get professionallooking results and eliminate the need for touchups. 4. FLUID AND FASHIONABLE. Create a space that exudes effortlessness by infusing repetitive patterns and fluid transitions of the same color. According to Nayak, the best way to incorporate varying shades of a single color is to use a paint sample strip like you might find at a paint supply store as guidance to achieve a serene

look throughout the space. Otherwise, stick to a single shade and carefully play with patterns. For example, pair striped dining room chairs with a patterned rug for a fashion-forward statement. 5. LUXE MODERN. A little design secret to keep in mind: mixing metals is back and in a big way. Nayak encourages DIYers to compliment metallic accents, instead of matching them. She suggests creating a palette of two to four metal tones and distributing them throughout the space in ways that are intentional and maintain balance. For a look that is glam, yet modern, consider pairing rose gold with pewter or brushed gold and stainless steel. Visit FrogTape.com/Trends for more trend information and ideas. Ingenious and easy to achieve, these rising trends for 2019 will provide the necessary inspiration to update your home’s interiors. (StatePoint)

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MOVIES NEW RELEASES

MOVIE REVIEWS By A.D. Beal

VELVET BUZZSAW

A group of art traders and exhibitors face the consequences of greed when a collection of art pieces is found to be cursed. Dan Gilroy took what is essentially a slasher film under the cover of a high brow horror that’s about killer art. If that’s not enough to convince you, it’s got smart social commentary on the backstabbing and fake nature of those who will do anything to get what they need. There are great performances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, and more. And there are fantastic kills too. What’s not to love? *Available on Netflix

GLASS

The worlds of Unbreakable and Split collide when the three leads are contained in a psychiatric hospital. Glass is M. Night Shyamalan’s masterpiece. This is a movie about gaslighting, trickery & those who will do anything to keep “natural values.” Instead of helping those in need or at a disadvantage, they push them down, and present those in need as villains when they have nowhere else to go. It doesn’t absolve the sins of the ones in need, but it makes you empathize even with the villain characters. The combination of the characters from the preceding two films feels natural, and the main three (Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson) are incredible. As if the cast couldn’t get any better, they are joined by Sarah Paulson. The atmosphere of isolation and loneliness is captured perfectly by Shyamalan and DoP Mike Gioulakis. The score by West Dylan Thordson is amazing, and literally adds a ticking clock feeling to the film.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

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rebuilt and becomes a bounty hunter in the metropolis of Iron City. Alita is clearly the passion project of producer and co-writer James Cameron. While he didn’t direct it, his influence is felt throughout it, to the point that actual director Robert Rodriguez’s style is lost save for a few select moments, his chaotic and anarchic glee gone. However, he does a great job transitioning into big budget filmmaking, especially in regard to action, where the editing and camerawork compliments it. As far as the cast goes, Rosa Salazar is fantastic as the title character. We watch her go from a wide-eyed, child-like performance to a genuinely badass fighter. The characters in the supporting cast aren’t as developed, but the cast is just so good that it makes up for it. Plot wise, it is a generic origin story and doesn’t do much different, but it’s the production design and VFX that almost makes up for it and immerses you into the world. The cyborgs in particular are impressive with how the human parts so naturally fit with the inhuman ones.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

Five years after the events of The Lego Movie, Emmet must save what’s left of Bricksburg and his friends when an alien species invades. A sequel that definitely tries to be greater than the original, it does sometimes feel overstuffed in trying to be a musical, continuing Emmet and Lucy’s stories and its own themes. But there are just so many good aspects here. The songs are fresh and exciting, and the musical angle feels right within the Lego universe. It also addresses the misconceptions of “Everything Is Awesome” in a clever way. Lastly, it manages to tackle themes of insecurity, feelings of being unloved and how age differences can affect the relationships between siblings. All of this in a funny, all ages friendly adventure with charming animation.

MARCH 1 Greta A Madea Family Funeral Apollo 11 (Limited, Imax theaters) Climax (Limited)

MARCH 8 Captain Marvel Gloria Bell (Limited)

MARCH 15 Five Feet Apart Wonder Park Captive State (Limited)

MARCH 22 Hotel Mumbai Us Sunset (limited)

MARCH 29 Dumbo Wounds The Beach Bum (Limited)

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ENTERTAINMENT

VIOLINS OF HOPE: JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHOENIX COLLABORATES TO BRING INSPIRING EXHIBITION TO ARIZONA By Alison Bailin Batz

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n 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, immediately founding his first concentration camp in Dachau. In 1935, he issued the Nuremberg Laws, excluding Jewish people from public life across Germany. By 1945, more than six million Jewish people were murdered across Europe during the Holocaust. “We believe that in keeping the memory and lessons of the Holocaust alive, we prevent silence and indifference in future generations,” says Marty Haberer, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. In an effort to give a voice to those

lost during those darkest of days in our history, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and other community partners, thanks to the diligent work by local volunteers Julee Landau Shahon and Rachel Hoffer, and in partnership with more than 50 Arizona nonprofits, schools and businesses, is proud to present Violins of Hope. VIOLINS OF HOPE Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Today these instruments serve not only as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience but also reinforce lessons of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity. The violins were first discovered by Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein, who as a young

violinmaker more than 50 years ago was asked to restore a particular violin. The customer shared with Weinstein – who himself lost hundreds of relatives during the Holocaust – that the violin was played by a musician at Auschwitz as he marched to the gas chamber. The musician was spared by the Nazis and forced to play at the camp afterwards. Weinstein, who discovered what appeared to be ashes when he opened the violin case, was unable to restore that instrument. The memory was too painful at the time. But in 1996, by then a master violin-maker, Weinstein put out a worldwide call for violins from the Holocaust. He sought out to restore every single one he could find as a way to reclaim his lost heritage and to give a voice to the victims. The Violins of Hope have been played in concert halls and exhibited in museums worldwide. They have been featured in books, print, film and television. Their stories and messages have impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide.

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NOW THROUGH MARCH 26: The Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center will feature a free photography exhibit by renowned artist and photographer Daniel Levin called “Amnon Weinstein, The Man behind the Music” MARCH 19: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host a Violins of Hope Tribute Concert featuring the Red Rocks Music String Orchestra honoring Holocaust survivors and those who perished, with special guest Avshi Weinstein and emcee Lin Sue Cooney, at 7:30 p.m. (ticketed event). MARCH 23 AND 24: The Arizona Science Center Planetarium will host ChineseAmerican violinist Xiang (Sean) Gao as he gives an exclusive preview of a multi-media production based on stories of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust.

“This incredible program will be the largest collaborative project ever undertaken in greater-Phoenix, with Jewish and non-Jewish community organizations partnering in celebrating music, education, history and culture. It is a tremendous opportunity for the Federation to connect with community members and organizations and demonstrate unity in our shared values,” says Landau Shahon.

MARCH 24: The Arizona Opera will perform selections from Brundibar, a children’s opera originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt. Then, the Phoenix Boys Choir will perform I Never Saw Another Butterfly, with a Violins of Hope finale. I Never Saw Another Butterfly is based on poems written by Jewish children imprisoned in Theresienstadt. It serves as both a dramatic reminder of the Holocaust as well as a remembrance for these children, most of whose lives were extinguished soon after their poetry was written.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FAIRE WHEN: March 16 at 10 a.m. WHERE: The Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix WHAT: The Parade starts at 10 a.m. at 3rd Street and Sheridan and heads south through the streets of Downtown Phoenix. The Parade features a variety of performers, entertainers and floats including marching bands, Irish dancers, and bag pipers. Following the parade, the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Faire begins at the Irish Cultural Center at Hance Park. Come enjoy three stages of Irish music, Irish stepdancing, bagpipers, food and beverages, Irish crafts and merchandise, genealogy, Irish clubs, children’s area, and a VIP pub hosting a craft beer tasting. LPGA TOUR’S BANK OF HOPE FOUNDERS CUP WHEN: March 19 – 24 WHERE: Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, 5350 E. Marriott Dr. in Phoenix WHAT: The top women golfers in the world will tee it up and compete at Wildfire Golf Club for the LPGA’s Bank of Hope Cup. The Bank of Hope Founders Cup pays tribute to the people who had a major role in creating the LPGA. CHICAGO WHEN: March 28 – March 31 WHERE: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St. in Phoenix WHAT: In 2014, Chicago became the longest-running American musical on Broadway. Winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy Award® and the coveted Academy Award® for Best Picture, Chicago holds its place as one of the greatest musicals in history. Chicago’s jazz-inspired choreography continues to wow audiences across the country and the world. Chicago has everything that makes musical theater great. Enjoy one show-stopper after the next in this longest-running American musical on Broadway.

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