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December - May 2012

Mayor Elaine Scruggs of Glendale Runs the Race of Her Life....



Retro-a-go go 80’s Fashion in 2012

20 Executive Profile

City of Phoenix

Danny Murphy

Strategic Relationships are Key for the City of Phoenix

33 Area Attractions 11 Events 14 Area Map

LifeStyle On the cover Photography: Marc Bigelow Location: Wickenburg Location Coordinator: Frank Bennett Model: Brett Gerasim Horse Henry Cover Spread:

1912 + 100 years = Arizona Now Page 28 

16 Snowflake 19 Childhelp 50 Moving Checklist


40 Dude vs Doc 7 Mayor Scruggs-Cancer 26 Area Hospitals


34 City of Phoenix 35 Phoenix Film Making 33 Executive Profile Danny Murphy

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Wildlife Zoo Dining Maya Nahra Profile Grandparents on the Go


20 Retro a Go Go 36 Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer and Model


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Happy Birthday to Arizona, the great state I now call home. I love birthday parties, especially when it commemorates a significant milestone. For Arizona, 2012 marks 100 years as a state on the US map. The past, present and future will all come to the party to celebrate.


Arizonan’s and visitors to our state will enjoy a year-long celebration with centennial events starting in December 2011, the actual statehood birth date on February 14, 2012 and events and festivals happening throughout the state the whole year.

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Settlers came to Arizona for a brighter future and paved the way for other pioneers. Today, 100 years later, Arizona still evokes the same feelings of hope, inspiration to achieve the dream of a new business or settling in to a slower paced life of retirement and everything in between. The December issue of Discover the Phoenix Region hopes to teach you something of the last 100 years, to excite you about Arizona in 2012, and take you into the next century with Arizona leading the way with sustainability, technology and growth. Happy Birthday Arizona!!!

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Pam Lindey & Phillip Bradstock City of Phoenix Mickey Olson & Dr. Grey Stafford Wildlife World Zoo Cathy Droz & Cathy Burford Grandparents on the Go

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Deborah Ostreicher & David Ramirez Sky Harbor International Airport

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Marc Bigelow, Ricardo Galvez, Rachel Issan Lowenstein, Kathryn Henneman, Jodie Wilson, Maya Nahra, Cathy Droz, Cathy Burford, Donna Jamison

Brett Gerasim and his horse Henry, Indigo Garcia, Clayton Bailey, Giana Schneider

Special Thanks Eve Georgiou, Steven Feaster, Sara O’Meara, Yvonne Fedderson, Boo Boo, Fivel, Maegan Stewart- Childhelp, Bob Fishman, Joyce Buekers- The Harp Foundation, Bill and Lori True, Matt and Tona Bailey, Michael and Shawna Porumb, Frank and JoAnn Bennett, Craig and Jo-Anne Guderian, Mike and Christine Teeple, Win Holden, Doug Nitzel- Arizona Highways, CWLife Photography Studio, Drybar Scottsdale Quarter, Glam Lounge Artists, Urban Kidz, Brian Hill-Phoenix Fashion, Musical Instrument Museum, Two for the Road, Local First Arizona, City of Phoenix Economic Development Department, Sky Harbor International Airport, Mayor Scruggs and the City of Glendale, Arizona Science and Technology, The Arizona Centennial Committee. To all our friends and family we thank you for your continued support.

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Mayor Elaine Scruggs of Glendale runs the race of her life… against Cancer

By Sydney Paige McCutcheon

The word cancer never ceases to strike people with emotion. There are sad stories and stories of triumph. Within the shadows of darkness, crevices of light shine through. There are people who aren't ready to give up; who rise up and face cancer head on. Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs did just that. No matter what the type of cancer, each person leaves behind a trail of hope for the next diagnosed, and even inspires the people they meet, their families and friends with encouragement of the trials they may be facing. Mayor Scruggs spoke publicly for the first time with me about her battle with breast cancer, her determination to continue as a public figure, and the strength that carried her through. Mayor Scruggs’ challenges were not only that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she was also caring for her mother and her decline in health and death the same year. From the very beginning, she continued to strive forward as she gained strength from the people who supported her and her optimist husband, Larry. Mayor Scruggs said, “Cancer is a personal journey; it is not the same for any two people diagnosed. Listen to your heart, do what feels right to you,

and face the fear. Don't let cancer rule your life, you are still in charge, and cancer is an aspect of it." Through the Mayor’s journey, she found a woman named Bonnie Skochinski, manager of Tina's Treasures Boutique inside the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. The Mayor gushes about the lavish shop that is "A place where you can walk into and feel like you are just out on a fun shopping trip. It isn't about cancer." Tina’s Treasures was the idea of Tina Johnson, a cancer survivor, who dreamed of a special shop where those touched by cancer could find the help they need along their journey. Bonnie and the staff at Tina’s Treasures Boutique allow their guests to shop for current fashion trends as well as receive personal attention on wig fittings, prosthetics, hats, wraps, bras, skin care products, gifts and so much more. From the moment you meet Mayor Scruggs, you find she is a down-to-earth, caring and welcoming woman who loves her city, loves people, and is continuing to do her best to move Glendale forward. Through her words, you get to see the woman behind the public figure and get a glance of someone who truly is an inspiration for all. 12/11

Q &A Mayor Scruggs’ interview will allow you to step into her world of politics, survival and triumph.

When were you elected to become Mayor of Glendale? Actually, I was appointed in February of 1993 to fill a vacancy because the man who had been our mayor resigned to move on to another position. I was appointed by the City Council following the process directed by our City Charter. That was in February of 1993, and I finished the term of my predecessor. I ran for my own election in February of 1994 and then six times after that.

What led up to this career? Did you always want to become a Mayor? I had never thought of becoming a Mayor. I stopped working when my daughter was three because I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but I had had quite an active business career and didn't want to leave that kind of interaction. I started doing a lot of volunteer work in the community. Things were so interesting that I kept volunteering for one opportunity after another. In 1989 my husband said “Why don't you just run for city council since you spend so much time in the city anyway, and then you'll at least get paid?” There have been many times he's been sorry he ever said that (laughs).

What was it like in that moment hearing for the first time that you had breast cancer? Just shock! The news just takes your breath away. That is something that happens to somebody else, it doesn't happen to you. I had a mammogram in October of 2008 and at that time, my doctor said “I want you to have another mammogram; there is an area I can't quite see.” So right then I was given another one. When he read those films, he told me they were inconclusive. He thought he detected a mass, but it was so small and obscured that he couldn’t be sure. He told me to make an appointment to come back for another mammogram in three months.

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Three months?

Yes, come back in three months. So I made an appointment for exactly three months later, in January 2009. I'll never forget the day. It just so happened that was the year that the Arizona Cardinals were in the playoffs for the Super Bowl. That morning there was a huge pep rally at Sky Harbor Airport. We were seeing the team off and I was one of the officials speaking on the stage. Everyone was so very happy, cheering and waving banners. I went directly from the airport to my appointment to have the follow-up mammogram. This time after reading the films, my doctor told me he needed to do a biopsy on that “little something” that he thought he saw in October. He performed the procedure right then and there. Anxiously, I said, “well what is it?” He told me that he should have the test results in three days. Impatiently and nervously I asked him, “What do you think?” I have been seeing this same radiologist for more than ten years and trust him completely. So, I just pressed and pressed. Finally he said, “If my life depended on me calling this right, I would say you have breast cancer.” The emotions that came over me were amazing. I almost couldn’t process his words.

Did it change the way you felt about yourself, or the way you looked at yourself? It did. Even as old as I was at the time I was diagnosed with cancer, it was the first time I came face to face with my own mortality.

How did you handle this as a public figure? Publicly, nobody knew, and there was no reason for anybody to know. I wasn't missing work. I missed one Council meeting the day I had surgery, but it is not unusual for people to miss a meeting because of illness. My feeling was, “why should I tell the world?” However, once I decided I was going to have Chemotherapy; my appearance was obviously going to change. Things being the way they are for me as a public figure, I decided I would take control of the situation versus letting the media do it. I wrote my own press release and sent it out. Everybody was shocked.

The inspiring part of this is that immediately I started getting calls and emails. The emails were filling both my personal inboxes and the city inboxes so my husband set up a separate web address on our home computer. We publicized that address so people could write to me, and oh my goodness, did they write. I heard from total strangers, people telling me their story—many with much worse situations than mine—people I hadn't heard from for years, close friends and family. So again my husband came to the rescue and decided that since we couldn’t possibly write to everybody individually, he would write a newsletter. He would post updates every time I had a treatment, passed a milestone, or something would happen that people would be interested in hearing about. I still have every one of the emails and cards and letters that people sent to me. Every single one! Some people even gave me gifts, including hats that two of our Glendale residents crocheted themselves.

Through all of this, where would you say your main strength came from? From my husband, Larry, and from the people that I knew and didn't know who all were pulling for me and cheering me on. I think quite honestly that I also learned to draw new strength from myself. I think I developed a new strength that I didn't have before in terms of facing this.

You've completely beat cancer, right? Yes, I have. I saw my oncologist just earlier this week for a checkup, and he said "Do you know January will be three years since your diagnosis?" Your main words of encouragement for people who may have just got the news they have cancer, or are really in the middle of fighting the battle? What is something you might have wished someone told you? Don't expect that the stories of other survivors or those who have lost their battle will reflect what will happen to you. Remember you are you; you're different from every other person and what's going on with your body is not going to be what went on with somebody else. What helped me the most was that I just focused on my journey. I wanted to go on with my life, the way my life was. I didn't want anything to be different. When others ask me for advice or ideas, I tell them, “Do what's best for you.” It's a common disease but for each person dealing with it is so individual.

Tina’s Treasures Cancer Care Boutique Whether you are in need of post breast surgery prosthetics, bras and camisoles, head coverings and wigs, swimwear and swim forms, skin care or sun protective products, Tina’s Treasures is here for you. Our professional board-certified staff are available to provide care in a private, comforting, and positive environment. For more information visit or call 480-323-1990. 12/11


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West Valley Events - 2012

The West Valley is famous for its festivals. From signature events, to hometown favorites, your calendar will be filled with all the great happenings!

For all the latest information, contact the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 623-930-4500 or go to





January 7 Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale

March 1-31 Cactus League Spring Training Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Surprise

April 7 Peoria’s Dolly Sanchez Easter Egg Hunt Peoria Sports Complex

May 5 Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale

March 3 Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale

April 7 Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale

March 3 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale

April 7 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale

May 5 Friends of the Rec “Golf FORE Kids” Golf Tournament Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park

March 3 Paris in the Spring French Market Historic Downtown Glendale

April 14-15 Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival Historic Downtown Glendale

May 12 Mother’s Day Celebration Historic Downtown Glendale

March 10 Tres Rios Nature Festival B&M Wildlife Area, Avondale

April 21 Sidewalk & Porch Sale Historic Downtown Glendale


March TBD Helzapoppin’ PRCA Rodeo Helzapoppin’ Rodeo Arena, Buckeye

April TBD Whoopee Daze Festival Tolleson Veterans Park

January 7 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale January 7-8 Litchfield Park Native American Art Festival Litchfield Park January 14 Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party Historic Downtown Glendale

February February 3-5 Glendale Chocolate Affaire Historic Downtown Glendale February 4 Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale

June 7, 14, 21, 28 46th Annual Glendale Summer Band Concerts Historic Downtown Glendale Although event dates were correct at time of publication, it’s a good idea to call ahead and make sure no one has rained on your parade.

February 4 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale

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February 25 Bear Hunt with Arizona Search Dogs Historic Downtown Glendale February TBD Arizona Major League Alumni Game and FanFest Surprise Recreation Campus

May 5 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale

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Ancient Technology Day

Location: St. Thomas Aquinis Church 13720 W Thomas Rd ~ Avondale, AZ 85392

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 The partnership between St. Thomas Aquinas Church, AZ Musicfest and the West Valley Arts Council will tell the story of the Earth's creation through music at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Avondale, AZ.

Glendale Chocolate Affaire Location: Downtown Glendale Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 Learn about the science behind the magic at Glendale’s Chocolate Affaire.

A Day of Energy and Robotics at Carl Hayden Location: Carl Hayden Community High School 3333 West Roosevelt Street ~ Phoenix, AZ 85009

Date/Time: Saturday, Mar 3, 2012 A day of robots, engineering, cars and solar energy at Carl Hayden High School. Learn how to build your own robot with the world-renowned Falcons Robotics team along with dozens of other interactive exhibits and workshops.

EXSTATIC at ASU New College Location: ASU's West Campus Phoenix, AZ 85069

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 EX-STATIC will be an all-campus challenge to students, faculty, staff and community partners alike to showcase the very best examples of innovative research and practice in scientific, technological and artistic endeavor.

John Glenn Anniversary Event Location: Challenger Space Center 21170 N. 83rd Avenue ~ Peoria, AZ 85382

Date/Time: 12:00 am Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 12:00 am Monday, Feb 20, 2012 Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth at Peoria’s Challenger Space Center.


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Location: Pueblo Grande Museum 4619 E. Washington St. ~ Phoenix, AZ 85034

Date/Time:TBA Explore technologies of our past at Pueblo Grand’s Ancient Technology day. Learn how new age technologies are being applied to ancient traditions with Radio Healer

Downtown Phoenix Innovations Location: Downtown Phoenix Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 EVENT IN DEVELOPMENT TBA

Arizona Archaeology Expo Location: TBA Saturday, Mar 3, 2012 The Archaeology Expo will highlight why it is important to preserve archaeological sites, what archaeologists, historians, and tribal members do in their jobs.

Centennial Best Fest Location: Downtown Phoenix Date/Time: 12:00 am Friday, Feb 10, 2012 12:00 am Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 The Arizona Best Fest will showcase Arizona’s diverse and vibrant culture, honor the past, and celebrate our future related to science and technology, feature our military and pay tribute to our state.

Maricopa Community College Career Days

Visit the website for details Maricopa County Community Colleges will showcase future workforce opportunities and STEM-based skills to fill those jobs at multiple community colleges in the district.

First Friday, Art and Science Fusions Location: Downtown Phoenix Date/Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday, Feb 3, 2012 Science meets the arts at Phoenix’s premiere First Friday event.



East Valley A Day at the Airpark Location: Scottsdale Airpark

Geeks Night Out: The Science of Fun

Duel In the Desert

Date/Time: TBA

Location: Mill Avenue

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 18, 2012

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Technology, Innovation and Aerospace will come to life at the Scottsdale Airpark, Arizona’s 2nd largest economic cluster.

Mesa Takes Flight Location: TBA Date/Time: 1:33 pm Friday, Feb 10, 2012 1:33 pm Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 Mesa takes Flight

Renaissance Science at the Renaissance Festival Location: Apache Junction, AZ Date/Time: 8:00 am Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 - 10:00 pm Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 The SciTech Festival and the Renaissance Festival are teaming up to showcase science discoveries and luminaries from the Renaissance.

Tempe, AZ 85281

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

The City of Tempe will showcase its role as an innovative and fun community through a special evening of science - Tempe style.

Location: ASU's Polytechnic campus 7001 E. Williams Field Road ~ Mesa , AZ

Come to ASU's Polytechnic campus for a day of dueling robots, interactive simulators, activities, exhibits and tours of the algal fields.

The Science of Baseball

Third Friday Art and Technology

Location: Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Location: Downtown Chandler

Date/Time: Sunday, Feb 26, 2012

Chandler, AZ 85225

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 17, 2012 Technology meets the arts as part of Chandler’s Third Friday Art Walk.

Chandler's Science Saturday Location: Downtown Chandler Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 18, 2012

Science in Chandler will converge in a Saturday extravaganza in downtown Chandler featuring interactive demonstrations, interactive activities, workshops and student STEM projects.

7380 E. 2nd Street ~ Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Scottsdale Baseball Festival will kick off spring training through unique exhibits, discussions and interactive events, the festival honors baseball history, celebrates the modern game and looks toward the future with the Science of Baseball.

Night of the Open Door Location: ASU's Tempe campus Tempe, AZ 85287

Date/Time: 12:00 am Saturday, Mar 3, 2012 - 12:00 am Sunday, Mar 4, 2012 Celebrate the science, humanities, art and innovation in a new “light” at ASU’s most unique open-house of the century!

Festival Events

Whether you are age three or 103, you will find something interesting and exciting on the Arizona SciTech Festival agenda to celebrate our state's leadership in science, technology and innovation. The Arizona SciTech Festival will take place state-wide, offering a diverse array of events geared at families, students, business and civic leaders.

Signature Events

Signature events will challenge you to think differently about the way that science, technology and innovation connect to Arizona’s past, present, and future. To see the complete schedule of signature events, check out our schedule of events.

Science is Everywhere: Science Tours

Connect the classroom to the real world with in-field demonstrations of how science theory is practiced in everyday life by professionals at local institutions, companies, research centers and parks. To see the complete schedule of in-field science events, check out our schedule of events.

Neighborhood Science: In Your Community

Science hits close to home with a vast selection of events taking place right in your community! Arizonans of all ages can take part in debates focused on the challenging issues of our time or explore future career paths in science professions. Events will take place at local Hubs, including Science Cafés and in-school programs. To see the complete schedule Neighborhood Science community events, check out our schedule of events.

World Premiere Conferences

The Arizona SciTech Festival welcomes professionals from around the world to convene in Arizona for their industry conferences and meetings. To see the complete schedule of world premiere conferences taking place leading up to or during the Arizona SciTech Festival, check out our schedule of events.

Year-Round Activities

You don’t have to wait until 2012 to experience what the Arizona SciTech Festival has to offer! There are a series of events taking place during fall 2011 through spring 2012 to engage and inspire Arizonans of all ages. To see the complete schedule of year-round events taking place leading up to or during the Arizona SciTech Festival, check out our year-round activities page. 12/11



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Cardinals Stadium Chase Field U.S. Airways Center West World of Scottsdale Arena Phoenix International Raceway Turf Paradise Race Course Firebird International Raceway Lake Pleasant Regional Park McDowell Mountain Park Camelback Mountain South Mountain Park Adobe Dam Regional Park

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Museums & Other Attractions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Arizona Museum for Youth Arizona Museum of Natural History Arizona Science Center The Bead Museum Cave Creek Museum Children’s Museum of Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden Heard Museum Mesa Contemporary Arts Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix Zoo Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Taliesin West Frank Lloyd Wright

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A slice of small town Americana I

t’s a never-ending quest to find interesting stories and places in Arizona to write about after a visit. Knowing that, we headed north from Phoenix with a goal in mind—to discover two mountain towns and one unusual farm. Near the rugged beauty of the White Mountains is the town of Snowflake, and just beyond it is the community of Concho. We, me, my husband and granddaughter Giana, took an overnight trip to discover this part of the state and visit a lavender farm while celebrating Giana’s 13th birthday. Staying in Snowflake, at a restful bed and breakfast built in the 1880s as a home, gave us a taste of the historic Old West. This adventure took all of us by surprise as we learned of perseverance, inspiration, faith, family and opportunities recognized from the stories told to us by people we met along the way. We also got to treat our noses to the smell of wild lavender. Snowflake is located in the northeast region of Arizona, just west of Heber on state route 277. The drive from Phoenix north on route 87 through Payson reveals mountainous terrain, high desert mesas, pine forests and beautiful rock formations. This area is known for its beautiful lakes, the Apache-Sitgraves

A Little History about Snowflake….

In the early days of the 19th century, many folks passed through northeastern Arizona area but rarely stayed. Two Native American tribes, the Apaches and the Navajos, were protective of their territory. Unlike other parts of Arizona and the West, a lack of mineral wealth made this area of little to desire to miners and prospectors. One of the first non-Native settlers in this area was a rancher named Stinson, who convinced partners to invest in a ranch near Silver Creek to supply cattle to military outposts in the region in 1872. Various other non-Native “camps” were located next to water sources through the area to provide for travelers and trappers who passed through the region. In the late 1800s, Mormon settlers were called to establish communities south and west of Utah to expand the influence of their church. William Flake was asked by Brigham Young to sell all his property in Utah and start a Mormon community in Arizona. The town of Snowflake got its name by combining the last names of two Mormon pioneers: Erastus Snow and William Flake. The establishment of the culturally-protective agricultural cooperatives, rail to outpost freighting companies and prosperous cattle ranches brought an economic expansion to the White Mountains.


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National forest and its rich heritage of the Native American populations that were the first to live in this area. Modern day Snowflake is the perfect example of small-town America, complete with Main Street. When we arrived at Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast, we were greeted by Craig and Jo-Anne Guderian. Within minutes of being welcomed into this lovely home like we were family, a sense of relaxation set in and life slowed to an easy pace. We walked through 10 the beautiful guest rooms, each one named after one of the founding families of Snowflake. Among their notable guests, Kirsten Dunst stayed here on her way to Hollywood on a cross country trip from New York. The Guderians also offer a fully furnished three-bedroom home on the property that can be rented for weddings, anniversary parties, reunions or just a fun family vacation. The grounds are lush and green, with large shade trees, roses and plenty of flowers. There is a large front porch with inviting places to read, watch the world go by or maybe take a nap. There are numerous fountains and a koi pond that Giana enjoyed.


o-Anne took us on a walking tour of the neighborhood. The result was a fascinating history lesson. We first visited the original homestead of the Flake family. The home was full of all of their original furniture and family mementos. We could almost hear the laughter of their children running the halls and get a whiff of dinner on the table. The next stop was at Sanford “Sank” Flake’s barn. It was no ordinary barn, but Sank is no ordinary man. He is a retired Snowflake police chief, and a direct descendent of the founding family. He is an avid horseman and hunter. He feels a special connection to the Pony Express because the old mail route followed the Mormon Pioneer trail though parts of Utah and Wyoming, and he has traveled most of the original trail on horseback. In fact, he is one of the few people to travel on horseback from coast to coast and from the American north and south borders. He is a singing cowboy and has performed with Roy Rogers. The beautiful barn was filled with the sights and sounds of a life spent celebrating and preserving the heritage of the American West. There are clothes, boots, pictures, his guitar, and other mementos of a full life. Sank even has full sized replicas of his horses that made the Pony Express and border-to-border rides. We did not get the opportunity to meet him personally, but he has a larger-than-life presence that made our visit quite interesting. We returned to Heritage Inn and moved between relaxing in the hammock, playing croquet and watching the butterflies enjoying the multitude of flowers. That evening we shared dinner and a bottle of wine in the outdoor courtyard with Craig and Jo-Anne and some guests from Sedona, Tricia and Larry Egger. The Guederians told us that they came to Snowflake and to ownership of the Heritage Inn from Las Vegas, although Jo-Anne is originally from England. They’d worked in real estate until the economic crisis. “Real estate is stressful, with long hours and with the return on investments dwindling,” said JoAnne. “We decided to pack our bags and serve clients in a happier form of employment.” They have owned the bed and breakfast for two years and love every minute of meeting new and hosting returning friends. The atmosphere they have created allows visitors to relax, laugh and leave worries behind. The next day we woke to the smell of coffee and breakfast being cooked fresh. We were served in the beautiful dining room. Morning fare includes fresh fruit, juice, and your choice of eggs, waffles, pancakes, French toast. The specialty of the house, “German Babies,” is worth the trip. A German Baby is a cross between a soufflé and an omelet, topped with mouth-watering treats such as fresh fruit, syrup, powder sugar or eat it as it is served. Jo-Anne and Craig are the perfect hosts. They truly love the decision that they made to change careers and reinvent what they do for a living. To stay with Craig and Jo-Anne, visit their website: 12/11



fter a few photographs and saying our goodbyes we were off to the Red Rock Lavender Farm. It was a 30-minute drive to what felt like the middle of nowhere. As we neared the small community of Concho, we could see lavender swaying in the breeze. There were cars, buses and vans filled with people of all ages excited to experience all this interesting farm has to offer. The lavender is grown in the White Mountains at an elevation of 6,100 feet. Each year when the lavender is in bloom, the farm is open to the public during the annual lavender festival (Between Father’s Day and the 4th of July) so everyone can enjoy the beautiful colors and scents of the lavender. Owners Mike and Christine Teeple were mingling and welcoming the visitors as they arrived. Christine let us know about a cookingwith-lavender class at 10:30 and Mike said that he would lead a tour at 11:00. The cooking class was fun and informative with topics ranging from culinary varieties of lavender to botanical uses and aromatherapy. Tastings of lavender infused foods were sampled by attendees. No matter what your passion for lavender is you can purchase it in any form. After the cooking class, we made our way to the sunshade for the tour with Mike Teeple. Mike spoke of how he and Christine ended up in the lavender farming business. Mike was a commercial builder in California and wanted to purchase some land to build their home to retire. They purchased this 120acre spot and began to plan their dream of a small ranch, organic vegetable farm and orchard. Mike called a friend who worked at a nursery in California and asked for a plant that he could use to line his driveway that would bloom and create a nice entry to their home. Lavender was the answer. Mike ordered 300 plants with no guarantees. The following year the lavender not only bloomed but thrived. The soil, water, climate and altitude in Concho are perfect for this plant. Tests proved that Red Rock Farm’s lavender was equal to some of the finest lavender fields in the world, producing a 99.9 percent pure pharmaceutical grade oil with high ester compound content. The Teeples now tend 35,000 individual plants of 12 different varieties. A greenhouse allows for commercial lavender production that is shipped all over the world. The success of this commercial, high altitude lavender farm has


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sparked interest in many people to start their own lavender farms. A consulting service run by the Teeples provides clients with field design and lavender plants to start their own micro-farms. Red Rock Lavender Farm conducts an end of summer harvest the week before Labor Day. Fall visitors can come pick lavender and purchase some of the other items that are grown at the farm, such as vegetables, peaches, lemons, apples and more. To find out more about Red Rock lavender visit As our granddaughter entered a new era of her life, we were happy to share with her a birthday gift of the discovery of a part of Arizona we’d never visited before. All of Arizona is full of gifts like the kind we found at Heritage Inn and Red Rock Lavender Farm. The never-ending quest to find them will continue

Just over fifty years ago, Childhelp, an organization striving to prevent child abuse and give aid to victims, was founded. Now, in 2011, they are still going strong. On August 13, at the Tempe Marketplace the area was abuzz with excitement and anticipation as Booboo, Fivel and Maegan Stewart readied to perform a live, free concert to help raise money and awareness for Childhelp. After an exclusive interview with the trio, the siblings set off to take their place on stage — and boy, were they a hit! With an upbeat atmosphere, and even a serenade for a special fan picked from the crowd, the Stewart's made an impact. A raffle was done for one lucky fan to receive a white electric guitar signed by the whole band. Then the lovely ladies who founded Childhelp, Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, came to the stage, thanking all of the people for their help and reminding them how important it is to make a difference in another child's life. The concert ended with a bang as Master Derek Frader of Kaizen Martial Arts Academy took the microphone to announce the $500 total raised and how he matched it with his own $500 — concluding a $1,000 donation! This, plus the toys collected from the concert toy drive for the children welcomed into Childhelp, will surely make a difference for many abused children locally. Booboo, Fivel and Maegan hit the tables piled with photos, buttons and other memorabilia with a long line of fans awaiting their autographs. The Founders also greeted fans with charm and grace, very thankful for Master Frader's generous heart when surprised by the check. Childhelp is a great foundation dedicated to healing the hearts of abused children and protecting their safety and happiness. Each child receives a toy upon arrival to a Childhelp facility to have and to keep, and more than 90 cents of every dollar earned returns to their national programs and services that help prevent and treat abuse. It is no surprise that every facility bears the same sincere saying, 'All Who Enter Here Will Find Love'. The statistics shown on Childhelp’s website involving abuse is shocking and disheartening but should only drive us even more to act now and make a difference! For upcoming events check their website at and to find out more about Master Derek Frader's Martial Arts Academy and how to join, check out azkaizen. Thanks to all the help of Sara O'Meara; Yvonne Fedderson; Booboo, Fivel and Maegan Stewart; and Master Frader for the great work you are doing and the difference you are making in the world! 12/11



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Banner Behavorial Health Hospital-Scottsdale Greenbaum Surgical Specialty Hospital HealthSouth Scottsdale Rehabliltation Hospital Kindred Hospital Arizona Scottsdale Mayo Clinic Hospital Mayo Clinic Outpatient Facility North Valley Surgical Center Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital Surgery Center of Scottsdale The Virginia G Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare


Banner Ironwood Medical Center Aurora Behavorial Healthcare-Tempe Physicians Surgery Centers of Tempe Tempe St. Luke's Hospital

Arizona Regional Medical Center Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital Chandler Regional Medical Center Warner Park Surgery Center Banner Canyon Springs Surgery Center Banner Gateway Medical Center Gilbert Hospital Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Surgery Center of Gilbert Arizona Regional Medical Center Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital Banner Baywood Medical Center Banner Desert Medical Center Banner Desert Surgery Center Banner Heart Hospital Cardon Children's Medical Center HealthSouth East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital Mountain Vista Medical Center



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ES DD R 2050 W Southern Ave. 2905 W. Warner Rd. 475 S. Dobson Rd 604 W. Warner Rd Bld A 2940 E Banner Gateway Dr Suite 100 1900 N Higley Rd 5656 S Power Rd 3555 S Val Vista Dr 2450 E Guadalupe Rd Suite 101 515 N Mesa Dr 4620 E Baseline Rd 6644 E Baywood Ave 1400 S Dobson Rd 1500 S Dobson Rd Suite 101 6750 E Baywood Ave 1400 S Dobson Rd 5652 E Baseline Rd 1301 S Crismon Rd


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St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona Surgicenter University Medical Center Transplant Medical

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by Mary L. Holden Photograhy by Marc Bigelow


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In light of the 100 candles Arizona will put on its birthday cake on February 14, 2012, sing happy birthday only after you’ve answered this question:

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For some, the answer started a long time ago when ancestors galloped or rode wagons into this territory. For others, the answer arrived yesterday as the result of a decision to seek a job, a tan or a resolve to ditch the snow shovel. Whatever brought you to Arizona, you are riding the wave of momentum initiated by those early settlers, prospectors and cowboys who sought a better life, opportunity and prosperity, into the next 100 years. The progress of Arizona life encompasses the past, present and into the future. Do you wonder about the motivations and inspirations of the people who settled in the land that became Arizona? Although obscure now, their names are indeed written down on the pages of history and are woven into the fabric of our present day. In Phoenix, E. T. Collings (born 1866 in Indiana) invented an alfalfa cultivator in 1913, and Austin Winfield Morrill (born 1880 in Massachusetts) was an entomologist who invented a new system to fumigate citrus trees against insects. Both these men were drawn to the opportunities provided by the climate and soil of Phoenix area. Their inventions in turn helped develop the Arizona agricultural industry. Harry Brisley (born 1862 in England) was ill with a lung condition while living in Chicago. A trip to Arizona cured his lung condition. He brought his chemistry expertise to Prescott and opened a drug store. He then founded the Pharmaceutical Association of Arizona before 1916. Harry J. Evans (b. 1884 in Michigan) was an electrical engineer who ran Mountain State Telephone Company of Denver’s office in Tombstone. 30

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Bisbee was home to Walter Douglas (born 1870 in Canada), a chemist and metallurgist, who came to Arizona to seek his fortune in the mining industry. The first real estate office in Bisbee was opened by I. W. Wallace (born 1864 in Illinois), who recognized opportunity in the financial resource needs of the booming mining town. Most of his real estate transactions were mining claims and then later homes and businesses. He was able to finance a local inventor and friend John W. Pitts, who holds two important patents improving the “straight motion engine”, that proved a successful venture for both men. Colonel Epes Randolph (born in the 1850s in Virginia), a civil engineer and bridge builder settled in Tucson and helped d e v e l o p e d railroad lines for Arizona and New Mexico for the Southern Pacific company. He later served as president of the California Development Company, and helped develop irrigation and electrical service lines for the southwest. Biologist J. J. Thornber (b. 1873 in Illinois), who wrote Western Wild Flowers and other books on “economic plants” of the Southwest, originally came to Tucson to accept a professors position at the University of Arizona. Astronomer Percival Lowell (born 1855 in Boston) chose the remote mountains of Flagstaff in 1894 to build Lowell Observatory. The altitude, clear nights and distance from city lights brought man closer to the stars. Lowell’s fascination with the planet Mars and possible inhabitants, angered critics and fueled public interest in life from outer space and science fiction.

All of these men were alive on February 14, 1912 and they likely attended events that celebrated the addition of Arizona to the U.S.A. The citizens of the 48th state celebrated by planting of an oak tree on the Courthouse Plaza, holding a parade and decorating a statue of “Miss Arizona” in Prescott; 48 explosions of dynamite were heard in Bisbee; church bells rang and train whistles blew in towns across the state. The new Governor W. P. Hunt took his morning walk from his hotel in downtown Phoenix to the state capitol building where a few hundred people gathered to see his inauguration. Another Arizona entrant from elsewhere arrived with his eyes on the sky. Kansan Clyde Tombaugh worked at Lowell’s Observatory and in February, 1930 discovered dwarf planet Pluto. The observatory’s discovery occurred after Lowell’s death, but honored his contributions. In 1949, because he’d remembered riding horses during vacations in Arizona, Daniel Noble (the inventor of the Walkie Talkie) arrived in Phoenix to open Motorola’s division of solidstate technology. It could be said that horseback riding in the Arizona desert opened the door to the manufacture of transistors and integrated circuits. In the late 1960s, a mechanical engineer from Norway, Karsten Solheim arrived in Arizona to work at General Electric.

He revolutionized golf with a new putter design that he initially manufactured in his garage. The Ping putter had a distinctive sound and a larger sweet spot. His ability to improve the game of golf is an honor to Arizona where there are 421 courses statewide. The three state universities in Arizona have been cradles of scientific research. Northern Arizona University professors have been pioneers in forestry science with its School of Forestry rated in the top ten. The University of Arizona is well known for medical research and a top ten ranked School of Pharmacy. Arizona State University is becoming known for the first of its kind Global Institute of Sustainability. As for the future, today’s pioneers in science and technology will set up what Arizona looks like beyond 2012. One entity that is a draw for such experts to live and work here is the Arizona Technology Council. This trade association’s members include people in industries such as bioscience, aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, nanotechnology and environmental sustainability, as well as a community of businesses in the legal, education and accounting realms that provide support. Recognized as having access to diverse professional resources, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. 12/11


Events such as educational forums and business conferences bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to build community and create political impact in the growing Arizona technology industry. On the political side, the Arizona Technology Council honors legislators who have demonstrated a willingness to keep science at the forefront of public policy. A recent 2011 honoree, Representative Kimberly Yee (District 10) sponsored a bill requiring school boards to adopt and enforce policies on bullying prevention through the use of technology. The bill was signed into law. And to ensure that Arizona schools turn out bright science minds of the future, another 2011 honoree, Senator Richard Crandall, (District 19) capitalized on his expertise in education to promote using technology in the classroom to improve student performance. Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council remarked, “These Arizona legislators have worked tirelessly on issues of critical importance to the technology community as well as the general public. It is fitting that we honor these leaders for their


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demonstrated commitment to the advancement of technology in our state and their understanding of the issues we face.� When the Arizona territory was nothing but deserts, mountains and pine forests, early settlers used science and technologies to develop better ways to live and work in an often harsh environment. Since 1912, Arizona has been on the U.S. map, a region of being, a proper noun and a place where generations and individuals have woken with the sun, tapped water in a place of dry heat and used engine power for transport and industry. Now, at our state’s centennial, the sun provides power through technology, rivers provide electricity via dams built on the principles of physics and most schools are equipped with computer technology to support the education of the minds that will create the next 100 year history of science and technology in Arizona.

E x e c u t i v e P ro f i l e Danny Murphy

The airport is continually recognized and honored for its performance and a widerange of services, programs and efforts. Consider that in the last two years alone, Sky Harbor: • Received AA rating for senior-lien bonds by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services, the highest ratings offered. • Received the FAA Western-Pacific Regional Airport Safety Award. • Ranked as the top airport in the country for overall travel experience, according to a national survey conducted by The Daily Beast – a news reporting and opinion Web site. • Received high honors for its Navigator volunteer program at the annual Governor’s tourism Awards presented by the Arizona Office of Tourism. • Was recognized for outstanding customer service, top-notch leadership and excellent concessions program by Airport Revenue News magazine. • Received the 2009 Arizona Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award for the airport’s Residential Sound Mitigation Services program. And the list goes on and on and on. Andrew Cohn, chair of the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, says Murphy’s strong leadership is regularly demonstrated during board meetings. For the record, Murphy received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Louisiana in Monroe and was recruited in 1983 by the city of Phoenix for a management position in the City Clerk’s Office. Less than a decade later, he was named Chief Information Officer and then Director of Phoenix’s Information Technology Department. His adroit management style led to being named Acting Director of the city’s Water Services Department, which came with more than 1,400 employees and an operating budget of $210 million. He was named Aviation Department Director in 2006 and clearly relishes the opportunities and challenges Sky Harbor offers. “Delivering outstanding customer service, while focusing on safety and security are our top priorities at Sky Harbor,” he says. “As long as I’m surrounded by talented and dedicated professionals and city management supports our efforts, this place is really the best of all possible worlds.”

In late 2010, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Director Danny Murphy was recognized with a crowning achievement in the aviation industry. He was named Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News, one of the most-respected and well-known publications in the air service profession. Murphy adorns the cover of ARN’s January 2011 edition, which features the Director of the Year story and is laced with high praise from colleagues, elected officials and aviation representatives. One is hard-pressed, however, to find Murphy waxing about his leadership style and accomplishments. In fact, you won’t find the Sky Harbor Director quoted in the main article at all. And if Mr. Murphy had had his druthers for the cover photograph, he would be surrounded by his entire administrative team. And huddled around them would be the army of 800+ employees that comprise the city of Phoenix Aviation Department. And nestled right behind them, a good chunk of the 33,000 men and women who work each day at one of the busiest airports in the country. Without fail, Murphy is quick to credit those around him for the success he and the 3,000-acre airport have earned over the five years in which he’s been at the helm. It’s a trait that is immutable. “It’s really not about me,” says Murphy. “When you oversee a ship the size of Sky Harbor, how that ship performs is directly tied to the performance of the very people in charge of every aspect of the operation. “I was fortunate enough to inherit a group of professionals here are who bright, passionate and committed.” Those who have worked with Murphy say that may be true, but that the individual in charge is ultimately responsible for the entire operation and that requires a considerable intelligence and steely focus and drive. Says Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos: “Danny has a unique style of management. With a well-established reputation for treating people with respect and dignity, he generates an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration “Danny is kind of like the Wizard of Oz: with just about everyone he comes in contact the man behind the curtain pulling all with.” the strings, but he still allows the people Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport epitoaround him to do what they’re paid to do, mizes excellence. ” says Cohn. “He does not micromanage; he has a vision and he drives through that vision with the people who work with him.” 12/11


Strategic Relationships are Key for the City of Phoenix

By Pam Lindley, City of Phoenix Program Manager

Relationships are the backbone for building an economy that creates wealth, generates income for the city and allows us all to reduce or avoid expenses, thereby encouraging strategic reinvestment in our community. The City of Phoenix’s Community & Economic Development Department (CEDD) knows the value of relationships! The City is focused on reviving, enhancing and creating stronger relationships that endure the test of time! Building these strategic relationships with the business community and its partners are keys to Phoenix being a successful and great place to live. The City wants to be a partner in the success of a business – a trusted advisor – and the first phone call when a business is considering locating or expanding in Phoenix. The City has a variety of programs focused on creating new jobs and investment in the community. Through the City’s business retention activities, staff is proactively taking these messages to the streets in an effort to better understand the needs of a business and work together to inspire success, solutions and strategic relationships. Success for a business is the ability to save time and money! Companies such as GAP, Inc. and Amazon did just that when they partnered with the City’s economic development team to recruit and hire hundreds of employees. Specifically, GAP, Inc saved $200,000 by utilizing the City’s workforce assistance program to identify qualified candidates, pre-screen resumes and schedule interviews. This type of support from the City makes it possible for businesses to find the right talent at the right time which, in turn, creates jobs and wealth in the community. The City’s focus on the success of our existing businesses benefited Pivot Manufacturing, a small, 17person manufacturing shop that supports the defense, semiconductor, aerospace and medical industries. The economic development team became aware of Pivot’s wish to make it easier for customers to do business with them and, in turn, receive more contracts and create more jobs. The team connected Pivot with a private sector consultant in their technical assistance program and Pivot received $14,000 worth of services in marketing, such as a new website, a redesign for their logo and a brochure that was consistent with their new brand. Steve Macias, Pivot’s President, said that the “City’s economic development team is a cham-


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pion for existing businesses looking to grow and expand within Phoenix”. The City economic development team also focuses on solutions for the business community! CEDD Director, Paul Blue, says “the City wants to be a partner in the success of a business – not a barrier or a hurdle that they have to leap over to advance and grow their business”. On a daily basis, his economic development team works with internal and external partners to assist companies with issues and opportunities surrounding their plans to expand. These expansions translate into an investment in the Phoenix community. The City encourages businesses to meet one-onone with the economic development team to find ways for the City to collaborate and assist in the success of a business. This is the beginning of what the City refers to as a strategic relationship and it’s their hope this is the beginning of a long standing partnership with the business. On one of these outreach visits, the City learned of a significant expansion and investment that Karsten Manufacturing, famous for its Ping golf clubs, was planning at their 50+ acre campus in Phoenix. It was also revealed they were very concerned about recent developments in their community that may affect the future of the area. The economic development team, along with the City’s Planning and Development Department, collaborated to survey businesses, conduct an assessment of the area, and ultimately assist in the creation of a business alliance. The business owner leading this charge, Marcia Viedmark, of Specialized Services, said the group would organize as the North Mountain Business Corridor Alliance. “The City has taken the time to recognize we matter”, said Viedmark. She said she hopes neighboring businesses get to know each other and help to promote each other. The city was also able to tap into the expertise of an external partner, SCORE, to facilitate meetings for the alliance and help engage the business leaders. The City’s economic development team recognizes that the success of Phoenix lies with the businesses already in our own backyard – our existing business community. Don’t be surprised if you get a phone call from the City’s team. Meet with them, be ready to share your story and please make a commitment to create a strategic relationship with the City of Phoenix! For more information, please contact Michelle Pierson, Deputy Director, Community & Economic Development Department, City of Phoenix at 602-256-5656 or

By Phil Bradstock Phoenix has a tradition of filmmaking dating back to the 1950’s when Marilyn Monroe graced our city to film "Bus Stop," directed by Joshua Logan for 20th Century Fox Over the years, movies have continually made Phoenix (and Arizona) their filming destination because of our weather, varied location and proximity to Hollywood. Four decades later in the early 1990's Phoenix was competing for film projects with, of all places, Canada because they were offering attractive financial incentives. These incentives were hard to pass up and the industry witnessed a large exodus to our puck loving neighbors to the north. Seeing the large budget expenditures streaming out of Hollywood, states such as Louisiana and New Mexico decided to try their hand at attracting big budget films with incentives and sure enough, the million dollar budgeted films also started to roll their way. Like many other states seeing the positive cash flows from the studios, Arizona, along with more than 35 other states, also created and implemented their own incentives. Arizona’s program launched in 2006 and ended in 2010 when the legislation tied to the incentive had a predetermined “sunset” date unless it was extended or amended by the Arizona State Legislature. During the four years of Arizona's program, 56 projects located here and spent a total of $109,575,370 in Arizona on Arizona businesses and paid out wages to Arizona residents (according to an Arizona Department of Commerce 2010 report). Greater Phoenix benefited tremendously from the program as many large projects came to our area including "The Kingdom" (Universal), "Take Me Home Tonight" (Universal), "Middle Men" (Paramount) and "Everything Must Go" (Lionsgate). The projects provided hundreds of jobs, local spending and hotel room nights all making a positive impact on our tax revenue. Unfortunately, after attempts in 2009 and 2010 to pass new legislation, which would have revamped the program by actually lowering the percentage of the incentive, the bill passed the Arizona State Senate on both occasions, but was never allowed onto the agenda of the House, where it could have been heard and debated with the elected representatives. As a result of not having an incentive program, the phones aren’t ringing with calls from producers of large studios looking for locations in which to spend their million plus dollar budgets. In fact, even local producers have on occasion been forced to film in other states and countries, but would rather have filmed in their backyard. One such project by a local producer took place in Arizona, but was ordered by the studio (the financiers) to film in Canada to save a few dollars. This has been an unfortunate common occurrence that takes away Arizona jobs and Arizona tax revenues. Anyone remember "3:10 to Yuma," starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale and Ben Foster? If it looked more like “3:10 to New Mexico” you are correct! New Mexico offered an established incentive which led to years of experience to attract such a large project. Don’t be totally discouraged though. The backbone of the Phoenix film industry remains commercials and still photography; both are very healthy these days and do not rely on film incentives. Our local film industry workforce is out making these projects everyday which equated to more than $15 million spent in Greater Phoenix last fiscal year. Phoenix always sees a tremendous increase in this type of work as soon as the weather turns cooler and advertising agencies are out shooting their upcoming summer catalogues or commercial spots in our comfortable 70 degree climate. This year will prove no different, just without the major movies until new legislation is passed. Phil Bradstock is manager of the Phoenix Film Office with more than 10 years of experience in the film industry. Phil began his career working at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, CA and now works in Phoenix to attract large and small projects across all entertainment genres. 12/11 35

photography by Ricardo Galvez

w r i t t en b y R a c h el I ssa n L o w en s t ei n

HAUTE PHOENIX 2 0 1 1 wa s t he st r o n g est ye a r yet f o r P ho en i x Fa shi o n Week . Bet w een t he c l o t hes, t he m o d el s, a n d t he st y l e- eye c a n d y o f P ho en i x ’s m o st f a shi o n a bl e, P ho en i x Fa shi o n Week i s t he “I t ” e v e n t f o r a l l t hi n g s sa r t o r i a l .

A jew el-encr usted tulle w edding gown by emer ging designer Silvia Bours


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sequins, glitter, and all-things-sparkle

fr om left to right Blaque L a b el , Jo l i ; R i ’ c h a r d , Joy L i

A t Fashion Week there was a serious sur p l u s o f s p a r k l e. A n d we a r en’t co m p l a i n i n g. Blaque Label, an L.A. based celebrity-l oved b r a n d s een o n th e l i kes o f K i m K a r dashian, had a collection made up of a l m o s t en ti r el y s eq u i n s. Fr o m d r es s es, to b oyf riend blazers, to fish-tail skir ts, Blaq u e L a b e l s et th e s ta g e f o r t h e s e q u i n tr en d. Joy Li embraced the sequin trend wi th m i n i m a l i s ti c a p p l i ca ti o n s i n th e f o r m o f s link y sequin tank. Newcomer Joli’ Ri ’ ch a r d a p p l i ed th e tr en d i n th e f o r m o f b r o cade fabrics with delicate silver threa d s. A t R i ’ ch a r d , h owever, t h e g l i tt er tr en d wa s combined with androg ynous styling to a d d a s o p h i s tca ted to u ch . A n d why sequins? Is it a counter-culture p h en o m en o n to t h e m i n i m a l i s t i c l iv i n g o f A m ericans due to the bad economy? Or wer e d es i g n e r s i n s p i r ed by M i u M i u a n d th e f amed glitter-and-neon sandals and bo o ti es o n th ei r S p r i n g 2 0 1 1 r u n way ? Pe r h aps. But we’d like to think that these d es i g n er s l ive by o u r p er s o n a l p h i l osophy that we’ve never met a sequin we d i d n’t l i ke.

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volume play

S i l v i a B o u r s ’ en ti r e r u n way wa s d o m i n a ted by tu tu s k i r ts cr a f ted wi th h a n d cu t d el i ca te tu l l e. T h e ef f ect wa s a s er i o u s p l ay o n vo l u m e th a t wa s r em i n s cen t o f 1 8 th cen t u r y Fr a n ce p etti co a ts. We f el t l i ke we h a d b een tr a n s p o r ted to a Ver s a i l l es wh er e a l l th e l a d i es o f th e c o u r t h a d co tto n ca n d y f o r h a i r a n d s weeth ea r t b o d i ces wer e s u d d en l y i n s t yl e. Jo l i ’ R i ’ ch a r d to o k a m o r e m o d er n a p p r o a ch to th e vo l u m e tr e n d . E i g h t i es p ower s h o u l d er s we r e u p d a ted wi th f i tted p a n ts a n d b o d i ces. T h e s h a p es wer e ke p t co n tem p o r a r y wi th b r o o d i n g c o l o r s a n d h i n ts o f m eta l l i c.

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photo by R achel Low enstein

photo by R achel Low enstein

photo by R achel Low enstein

like the boys

fr om left t o r i g ht Jo n es Sel ec t , Te B o u t i q u e, Jo n es S el ec t

B o r r owing from your boyfriend’s closet ha s n ever b e en s o ch i c. A t Jo n es S e l ec t, a m e n s wea r l i n e d es i g ned by Ohio-based designer Gar y Jon es, th e s h ow en d ed wi th a s u p r i s i n g t wi s t. A f te r th e p a r a d e o f well-dressed men, the show ended with a f em a l e m o d el r o ck i n g o n e o f Jo n es ’ s i g n a t u r e b l a z er s. S tyl ed in ultra-feminine pieces (a body con m i n i , p l a tf o r m h eel s, a n d d i a m o n d s ) , Jo n es ’ s l ee k s ta r k wh i te blazer provided the perfect contr ast to th e o th er wi s e s ex y l o o k . T h e b l a z er wa s c o m p l e te wi th v i n ta g e-inspired black elbow patches Dres s i n g i n yo u r m a n’s cl o th es c a n m a ke a n y t r a d i t i on a l l y s e x y o u tf i t more fashion forward. We wouldn’t s ay n o to wea r i n g Jo n es S e l e ct’s en t i r e c o l l ec ti o n f o r o u r s elves. M o r eover, Te Boutique also offered androg yn o u s l o o k s o n th ei r r u n way. Fr o m co a ts, moder n dressing isn’t complete with o u t a l o o k b o r r owed f r o m th e b oy s. Te B outique r unway was arguably the volu m e-i n f u s ed tr en ch co a t wi th a f i tt ed s h a p e was ke pt contemporar y with button-ta b cr o p p ed s l eeves a n d a f l a tte r i n g

ch a p ea u s to over s i z ed T h e h i g h l i g h t o f th e b o d i ce. T h e d r a m a ti c l en g t h .

photo by Mar c Bigelow

T h e h ighlight of Fashion Week? T he annu a l ch a r i table Fashionably Pink r unway show th a t k i ck s off Phoenix Fashion Week! T his year wa s PFW ’s most profitable for raising research m o n ey f o r S usan G. Komen according to Executive D i r ector, Brian Hill. Various celebrities, in cl u d i n g Ky l e Unfug from Johnjay and Rich, Jo Lan ce f r o m M ex i co’s Next Top Model, Calais Campbel l f r o m th e A rizona Cardinals str utted their stuff i n h o n o r of breast cancer research.

photo by Mar c Bigelow


left to right Mexico’s Next Top Model’s Jo Lance and CBS 5 – KPHO News Anchor Catherine Anaya


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Phoenix Fashion Week’s dedication to hel ping new models and designers brings out hot new talent at PFW2011

Alexis Hamilton 2011 PFW & Vitamin WaterZERO Model of the Year

So you want to be a fashion model? You’ve g ot some serious competition! Phoenix has cranked it up a notch in the cutthroat world of high fashion modeling. Between Phoenix local Kelly Mittendorf being signed as the new face of Prada and ASU-alum Heather Hazzan being signed as the new face of American Apparel, the freshest faces to the industr y are coming straight from the Valley! Always kee ping on top of the trends in the local fashion industr y, Phoenix Fashion Week held their first Vitamin Water Zero/Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Model contest. Over 200 hopefuls tried out in July with 40 “Emerging Models” making it through the first round. T hroughout Fashion Week, these models had the oppor tunity to walk for some of the most noted names in Southwest Fashion. Ultimately, it was the beautiful Alexis Hamilton who walked away with the prestigious title of Model of the Year! Her sculpted, doll-like face paired with her exquisite walk puts Naomi Campbell to shame. Phoenix Fashion Week Key Stylist, Tiffany Phillips, says of Hamilton, “It was amazing to see all of the models.. Seeing Alexis Hamilton walk away the winner was such a g reat feeling because not only is she a beautiful person inside and out but she has also come so far as a model.”

T his year at Phoenix Fashion Week 2011, the competition heated up amongst the Emerging Designers. T he yearly competition measures not just design skills, but also the orientation of the brand for overall market success. Between social media and digital marketing presence, to buyer relations, Phoenix Fashion Week helps guide their Emerging Designers to help bring them big-time success.

photo by Ricardo Galvez

photo cour tesy of Phoenix Fashion Week

written by Rachel Issan Lowenstein

photo cour tesy of PFW

photo cour tesy of PFW

W ho was the luck y, but dedicated, designer to win the 2011 competition? Anna Friss of Bluebird Denim walked away with the prestigious title! With swing y cotton crop tops and a slew of high-waisted shor ts, Anna Friss (center) Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer 2011 skir ts, and palazzo pants, Anna Friss’ collection was the perfect balance of wearable and dramatic. Friss doesn’t shy aware from color either. Also making an appearance on her Spring 2012 r unway at Phoenix Fashion Week was the immensely popular color blocking trend in var ying shades of neon. Bluebird Denim has also since been picked up by several boutiques, a hug e accomplishment for this young designer! Her business savvy approach to her design aesthetic is sure to bring her success in her career. (above) Bluebird Denim’s winning collection Cong rats, Anna! 12/11



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Yard work, a weekend basketball game, a hike that lasted longer than expected, or you helped a friend move. The result is tired, sore muscles, general joint stiffness and a flare up of back pain. What do you do? What should you do? Are you going to listen to the dude, or the doctor? By Dr. Bret Wilson w w w . d r b r e t w i l s o n . c o m

dude says . . .

doc says . . . How soon do you treat the condition?

I will wait 2-3 days to see if it goes away on its own.

Take self-help first aid measures right away. Stop or slow the progression of the injury. Reducing pain and swelling can help avoid other problems.

Ice or Heat? It is my back, my muscles are sore or in spasm, so I will take a long hot bath. Then I will get out the heating pad and keep it on the area.

Ice reduces swelling and pain, slows the progression of the injury, so the body can catch up on the healing. 15 minutes every 2 hours.

Rest or activity? My back is hurting, I’ll just stay on the couch a few days, let it heal.

Normal movement and mild exercise, within a pain free range, stimulates healing and aids in recovery faster than "bed rest". Initial activity includes joint motion, gentle stretches and walking.

How long until you see a doctor? I will wait as long as possible, hoping it will go away, it has only been 2 weeks, and the pain is about the same.

If after 2-3 days of self-care, the condition has not improved, or the condition continues to impair daily activity then go to the doctor.

How can you prevent episodes in the future? I probably need to do some sit ups, get on the treadmill. I need to lose some weight.


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Improve your general fitness and you should be able to safely participate in reasonable physical activity. Fitness includes cardio, strength, flexibility, diet and rest.


Maya is a registered dietitian, holistic nutritionist, and ‘Intentful’ Chef. She has practiced the art of food and nutrition for over 8 years. Maya's love and passion for real food and good health shines through her work in media, writing, classes, lectures, product promotion, and her meal planning services. +


Cook with AWARENESS & your thoughts + emotions become an INGREDIENT allowing you to create with PURPOSE + INTENTION in your kitchen… YOU are the INTENTFUL CHEF It’s our mission here at the Intentful Chef to teach you to become your own Intentful Chef. To teach you how you can directly impact not only your life but your world through the manner in which you prepare and consume your food. Your conscience ability to nourish yourself and others is within you. In creating more intentful cooks and chefs, the uneven food distribution in our world, we believe, will regain balance. We consistently work towards, and donate to, people working for food justice, paying homage to the origin of our food and giving thanks to the ability to partake in such a miracle. Having food on our dinner plates is a right, a right everyone should be entitled to.

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15191 N Scottsdale Rd 13802 N Scottsdale Rd 7147 E Rancho Vista Dr 2901 N. 68th St #135 7134 E Stetson Dr 18221 N. Pima Rd

85254 85254 85251 85251 85251 85255

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85050 85020 85032 85254 85054 85020

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85018 85004 85016 85018 85004 85004

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LaGrande Orange District Kicthen Chakra 4 Chelsea's Kitchen The Breadfruit Phoenix Public Market Pomegranate Café 24 Carrots Urban Picnic Cork


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asparagus, raw or lightly cooked baby carrots, cooked baby beetroot, tiny raw broad beans , young radishes, slices of pepper, wedges of raw fennel or celery. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut a slice off the top of each head of garlic and place in a piece of foil on a baking sheet. Drizzle 4 tbsp. of olive oil, tuck in thyme and wrap. Season with unrefined sea salt and pepper and bake for up to 1 hour - until the garlic is very soft. Allow to cool. Beat the yogurt in a bowl until smooth. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of its skin into the yogurt and mash with a fork until smooth(-ish). Mix in olive oil a good dipping consistency. Beat in the herbs, add a squeeze of lemon and season to taste. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a small pan and fry the sliced garlic gently until golden brown. Drain and scatter the garlic over the dip. Serve the dip in the center of a large platter of vegetables.

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1 ¼ cup wheat bran flakes

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¼ cup chopped pecans

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1 t cinnamon

¾ cup honey

¾ cup chunky peanut butter

½ t vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine bran flakes, cherries, flax seeds, pecans, pistachios, salt, & cinnamon in a bowl. Toss to combine. In a saucepan on medium high heat, combine honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir until combined and heated through. Pour honey mixture into dry ingredients and mix to combine. Coat an 8’x8’ pan with oil for a nonstick surface and flatten mixture into pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow mixture to cool COMPLETELY. Carefully cut into squares and store in the fridge.

Arizona to Italy: Art Can Change the World By Mary L. Holden


Size: 72” x 36” Mix Media on Canvas


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Essenza & Quintessenza

Francesco Scanu Lusso Kathryn Henneman

Here is a bit of trivia that makes the Italy to Arizona and Arizona to Italy connection deep and real. In 1645 a man born near Trento is responsible for literally putting the land that is now Arizona on the map. Eusabius Franz Kuhn, also known as Father Kino, was sent by the Catholic Church to explore and claim this region. He laid the foundation in 1691 for Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson and, now over 300 years later, is still in the church’s queue to be named a saint. 12/11


It is one thing to discover Phoenix, and Arizona, while you live here. It is another thing entirely to travel across this Earth to discover even more about what you thought you knew. Here’s an example. Let’s take that journey with an Arizona artist. There are 5,978 miles and 9,618 kilometers between Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Venezia Tessera airport in Venice, Italy. Then, to drive from Venice to the city of Trento in the Alps, 116 kilometers or 72 miles of road must be covered. But when measured by works of art, not miles or kilometers, Phoenix and Trento could be next-door neighbors. This is due to the partnership between Arizonan abstract impressionist painter Kathryn Henneman and Italian sculptor Francesco Scanu Lussu, who works with wood and stone. Their art welcomed travelers in the lobby and salon of Grand Hotel Trento from September through December 2011.

Grand Hotel Trento Lobby

Having showcased Henneman and her work in the last issue, Discover the Phoenix Region magazine now opens the door for readers to see the magic that happens when artists from different worlds meet. The energy of Henneman inspired the Trento show.


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Lussu and Henneman first met in 2003 at the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in Rome in Piazza Risorgimento when both were supporting the fundraising of Telethon.It, a charity inspired by Jerry Lewis’s work with muscular dystrophy. Henneman said to Lusso, “One day we will have an art show together—this I know!” At that same time, Henneman befriended Dennis Forti of Need it Solutions. He says that she taught him about the way Americans do business and inspired him to begin an international career. Now his Italian agency is a worldwide network with a U.S. presence in Las Vegas. Having the show at Grand Hotel Trento was his idea. Hotel owner Pier Giorgio Stefenelli said that the hotel, built between 19391942, has a history showcasing works of art. And, in recent years, according to manager Francesco Stefenelli, it has hosted guests such as Pope John Paul and the Dalai Lama. Forti is a radio talk show host on a station named NBC—it is owned by the Nannarone and the Bertoldi families. He promotes illusionist and escape artist Andrew Basso, and he is a performer himself. Picture the music of the Blues Brothers: Forti doubles as Dan Aykroyd’s character Elwood. A fan of Henneman’s art, Forti was enthusiastic about promoting the two artists. "Italians love Americans!” he says. “Kathryn and Francesco make a good pair because they share the basic idea that art can change perception and improve the world, one individual at a time." Lusso, a sculptor of wood and stone, is well known throughout Italy and Western Europe, Canada and South America. He specializes in finding the roots of deceased trees, such as juniper, elm and olive. “The tree grew from a seed to provide wages and food. It weathered storms and heat through many seasons. Its death provided material for me to work with,” he said “After spending time contemplating the roots, seeing in my mind’s eye a shape or theme, I use them to create and thus breathe new life into the tree’s usefulness.” He also uses stone as a medium and claims that even though most people think of granite as solid and cold, he sees the life that exists within its molecules. Find more about Lussu at and click the British flag for an English translation.

For her part, Henneman shipped a total of 28 paintings, originals and reproductions, to Trento. Her work, hung on the walls of the lobby and in the salon, provided a perfect contrast to Lussu’s smooth wood figures, each arising from alabaster platforms placed on wooden columns. The show’s curator was Giangiorgio (Hansjorg) Gruber. He is an Italian artist and art historian known for his pioneering work in matching human disability to the creation and inherent value of art. He was responsible for a book written in Italian, German and English, The Body Carried by Dreams: Art and Disability, released in 2006 for a threecity exhibition in Europe. "The exhibition used art to challenge the notion of disability," Gruber said. "Disability can be seen or unseen. The purpose of the project was to give both disabled and abled artists a chance to interpret disability beyond clinical definition and social perception." Gruber sent a copy of the book to Phoenix for donation to the Burton Barr public library system. Gruber is both knowledgeable and passionate about art and was thrilled to work with Henneman and Lusso. He said, "The show was titled 'Essence and Quintessence.' Each artist understands that for a work to have meaning, it is composed of more than canvas, paint, wood, stone or other media. True artists give their soul, their spirit, and their essence to each piece. These two artists give wholly. Their works contain a fifth dimension, a quintessence that is also seen in the works of the masters. I was honored to work with Kathryn and Francesco." Trento, situated in a valley surrounded by the Italian Alps, is a place that is steeped in the culture of beauty and art. Franco Panizza, the Trento minister of Culture, European Relations and Cooperation from the Autonomous Province of Trento has the job of overseeing all art events in the region. When artists such as Henneman and Lussu meet with an opportunity to collaborate such as happened in Trento, a special kind of diplomacy happens. It is a situation that could inspire heads of state throughout the world. If every city and its citizens had a minister of culture similar to the role held by Panizza, it is possible that the presentation and viewing of art could bring about positive change through individual attitude all over the world. For example, each artist was welcomed to Trento by local politician Mario Casna, now a consigliere provinciale e regionale or province

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councilor of the autonomous region of Trentino, and a former headmaster of a secondary school. Having grown up in Rome in the 1950s, he was a beneficiary of U.S. support of Italy after World War II. "I am happy to have an artist from America here," he said. “In her abstract paintings you must look deep to find meaning that it is a good exercise to help us all become more reflective.” The production of a show such as this one in Trento could also happen in Phoenix. “If I can figure out how to get sponsorship, ship the paintings and travel to a cradle of art appreciation in Europe, Francesco can certainly bring his Italian masterworks to Arizona one day soon,” Henneman remarked. She was given sponsorship by Larson-Juhl Company (frames), Grand Hotel Trento and by Marcello Nardelli of Nardelli Electric Bass guitars. Nardelli created the frames upon which Henneman’s canvases were stretched for mounting. Until the two artists meet again in Arizona, Henneman will be busy promoting her work throughout the world. She recently gave private art classes in Paris, France; she will visit Managua, Nicaragua in the spring to explore the possibility of a show and she is working with interior designer Janise Cooper in Shang Hai, China with the idea of having her art hang in restaurants and hotels. She will have another show in Phoenix in October 2012 at Northern Trust Bank. 12/11



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Get estimates from several moving or truck rental companies.

Inquire about the amount of insurance coverage the moving company provides.

Plan your travel itinerary and make lodging reservations in advance.

Obtain records from doctors and dentists (including dental x-rays, eyeglass prescriptions and vaccinations).

Request children’s school records and pet records.

Pay existing bills and close out local charge accounts.

Transfer insurance policies or arrange new ones.

Ask for professional referrals (doctor, insurance, and accountant).

Decide what will be moved, sold, given away.

Have a garage sale.

Cancel newspaper and utilities services.

Give change of address notice to post office, charge accounts, magazine subscriptions, relatives, friends, organizations, church, catalogs, past employer (for W-2 form).

Make arrangements for transporting plants and pets.

Pack special or irreplaceable items yourself and label.

Draw up a floor plan of where furniture should be placed in new residence.

Service car before trip.

Have cash on hand for emergencies.

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Before you Leave:

Moving Checklist

Everything you need for a hassle free move


Places to Notify:  Notify the post office that you are moving. 

An online Change of Address form is available on the United States Postal Service Web site. Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms and others who should be notified of your move.

The following checklist will be helpful: Personal Accounts        

Pharmacy Dry Cleaner Lawn Service Bank/Finance Companies Credit Card Companies Laundry Service Auto Finance Company Health Club

Publications    

Newspapers Magazines Newsletters Professional Journals

Government Offices     

Department of Motor Vehicles Social Security Administration State/Federal Tax Bureaus City/County Tax Assessor Veterans Administration

Utilities         

Electric Gas Water Telephone Sewer District Trash/Recycle Cable/Satellite Fuel (Oil/Propane) Large Debris Removal

Professional Services      

Doctor(s) Dentist Accountant Lawyer Broker Insurance Agency

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For Your New Location: •

Secure telephone directory and a city map.


Arrange for services at new home (utilities, newspaper, mail).

APS Arizona Public Service


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Transfer auto titles, plates and driver’s license.

Check school schedules and student enrollment requirements.Contact financial institutions to set up new accounts. Phoenix, Arizona Checklist For Relocation.

A Handy Reference for Moving Natural Gas

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Supplier for electric is based on the city you are moving to. Services Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree/Cave Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City West, Tempe, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sun City.

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Poison Control

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602.262.6151 480.784.1500 602.223.2000

Voter Registration

To register you must be at least 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Arizona. To vote in local and national elections, you must register 29 days prior to the election.

Registration can be done at a number of locations:

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The Maricopa County Department of elections 602.506.1511 League of Women Voters 602.997.5218 Political Party Offices All City Clerk offices Drivers Licenses Bureau

Special mail in forms at all locations above and can also be found at The Post Office and some local Libraries

By Donna Jamison

The Psychology of staging…… Today’s buyers are savvy. Since the advent of cable channels that cater to design, remodeling and curb appeal buyers want what they see on TV. The homes that sell quickest are the homes that the seller is as savvy as the buyer. Staging allows the buyer to feel welcome, to visualize making their first meal, hosting a gathering or just relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. In the past it was good enough to have a clean, uncluttered house with decent furniture. Today it is a buyer’s market, which means you want to give the best first impression. The seller wants to leave the buyer with an emotional attachment as soon as they step through the front door. Staging works on a subconscious level. Beautifully staged homes are warm and inviting and evoke feeling that the buyer likes the home, but may not know exactly why. That leads the buyer to make an offer quicker. After all, that is the goal!!!!!

Staging is Opposite of Decorating….. Decorating is bringing in one’s own personal style and personality. Staging is a fine line between making the home warm and inviting without distracting the buyer.

Selling the Space…… When staging, the goal is to show the function of a room while at the same time drawing the buyer in. Scientific data tells us the way things are grouped and presented are more pleasing to the eye giving the buyer the “WOW” factor.

Emphasize the Positive…… Downplay the negative in a room. Staging will help find the beautiful focal points and hide distractions.

Staging creates urgency to the buyer to make an offer because the house will be sold fast. Buyers need a reason to make an offer, and staging helps give them all the reason they need. w w w . w i l d a b o u t s t a g i n g . c o m 12/11



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Grandparents on the Go By Cathy Droz & Cathy Burford

MacAlpine’s Restaurant & Soda Fountain

Indulge your inner ‘soda jerk’ and stop in for an authentic blast from the past!

Arizona Science Center

There is no end to ‘imagination having fun’ at this amazing facility!

Unique in All The World, and right around the corner

Here everyone comes away knowing that ‘Music is the Language of the Soul’!

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Activities for all ages and experience levels!

MacAlpine’s Restaurant and Soda Fountain By Cathy Droz & Cathy Burford It’s rare that we grandparents have an opportunity to take our grandchildren to a truly historic place. Not a replica, not a spruced up version of the original, but an authentic, historic American treasure. We have that chance right here in Phoenix at MacAlpine’s, located at 2303 N 7th St. A combination restaurant, soda fountain (with the original counter and pharmacy display cases), antique store, and vintage clothing boutique, MacAlpine’s is a place that all Arizonans can be proud of.

MacAlpine’s has seen 7th Street change from a little country road to a major thoroughfare, and witnessed Phoenix mature into the 5th largest city in the nation. While life around it has changed immensely, this Phoenix gem has clung steadfastly to its origins, still offering cherry phosphates, egg creams, root beer floats, great homemade food, and good times that have been enjoyed by the Valley of the Sun for over 80 years. So indulge your inner ‘soda jerk’ and stop in for an authentic blast from the past!

If you go:


2303 N 7th St. (7th & Oak Sts) Phoenix, AZ 85005 Sun-Thurs 11am – 7pm; Fri & Sat 11am – 8pm


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Opened in 1929, the same year that the Orpheum Theatre and the Arizona Biltmore opened their doors, MacAlpine’s Pharmacy and Soda Fountain was considered ‘out in the country’ at its 7th Street location. Its regular customers included Barry Goldwater and Frank Lloyd Wright, and a popular rumor is that Wayne Newton was ‘discovered ‘ here. While those little tidbits of information may not impress your grandkids, the Jukebox, the candy cigarettes, the antique toys, the 99 soda flavors, the Thrifty ice cream concoctions, and kids menu certainly will. The prices are very reasonable, $3-4 kids lunches, kid-sized sundaes for just a couple of dollars, and adult items under $10. While the grandkids may opt for the chips as a side, don’t leave there without ordering their amazing homemade potato salad – it’s superb! They even have a kid-sized bistro table with coloring supplies if your little ones get restless, as it’s clear that they want families to have a good time in this establishment. 12/11


Arizona Science Center By Cathy Droz & Cathy Burford As grandparents looking for something ‘cool’ to do with grandkids of varying ages, you really can’t top the Arizona Science Center, located at 600 E Washington St in downtown Phoenix. There is no end to ‘imagination having fun’ at this amazing facility. And it gets even better, because on the 1st Tuesday of every month, it’s ‘Free Senior Tuesday’ for those of us over 62. In addition, there is a membership option for grandparents that entitles 2 adults (one must be over 65) and up to 4 children entry for one year at a cost of just $85. Let the intergenerational fun begin!

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Opened in 1997, the Arizona Science Center has expanded over the years to 40,000 sf: including 300+ hands-on exhibits, an IMAX® theater, the Dorrance Planetarium, live demonstrations (check the daily schedule), camps, classes, homeschool educators workshops, and some phenomenal traveling exhibits. Until January 15, 2012 you can visit the National Geographic Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. Please check the ASC website in December to discover the next special exhibit.


Make sure you allow several hours for your visit to the ASC, as there is much fun to be had on all 4 levels. The favorite permanent exhibits for our grandkids were: All About Me; Get Charged Up; My Digital World; and Forces of Nature. For an additional fee you can see the current five-story IMAX features, ride the Skycycle, or learn about all things celestial at the Dorrance Planetarium.

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And the fun isn’t reserved just for the kids; visit the ASC on the first Friday of the month from 5:30pm - 9pm for ‘Adult’s Night Out’ to explore the center without having to ‘share’ the exhibits with your little ones – no kids allowed! Check the ASC website often to investigate all of their special exhibits and classes, and if your grandchildren are having a ‘sick day’ with you, log on to their Interactive Online Exhibits to give them something fun and educational to do while they are on the mend.

If You Go: Where: 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ When: Open 10am – 5pm Everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Costs: Adults $14, Adults 62+ $12, Children 3-17 $11

Memberships available

Parking: Heritage & Science Park Parking Garage SE corner 5th St/Washington (remember to bring your ticket in for validation)

Unique in All The World, and right around the corner By Cathy Droz & Cathy Burford

Perhaps taking your grandchildren around the world in 90-days might be a lifelong dream of yours. However, if you don’t have the time or the 401K to do so, we believe we’ve found an alternative right here in Phoenix, at least from a musical perspective. Rising from the desert on a 20-acre property at the corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards is a stunning l90,000 square foot building in which you can tour the world with your grandchildren via the universal language that binds us all together. Here everyone comes away knowing that ‘Music is the Language of the Soul’. Visitors will get up-close and personal with over l0,000 instruments and objects from around the globe. We are talking about MIM, The Musical Instrument Museum. This museum has something for every age group. Children as young as three can see, listen, touch and feel instruments, experience various live theater performances and listen to famous artists on stage. The Geo Galleries showcase instruments by regions of the world, including audio and video. Each Geo Gallery has its own curator, placing the MIM on the level of European museums. The artist gallery has video concert footage, photos, and costumes.

We had lunch in the MIM café and coffee shop, perused the museum store, conservation lab, checked out the 299 seat theatre which hosts live artists from around the world in a venue with state of the art acoustics. There is an education team at MIM that seeks to inspire learners of all ages and abilities by offering a wide range of educational programs. Check out their museum tours, artist residency programs, lectures, classes for adults, and workshops for children. There is even a Family Center for infants and parents to rest with books and toys for all ages. We feel there is no need to travel around the world, or even get a passport, simply check out MIM this year.

Admission Adults $15 Seniors 65+ $l3 Youth 6-17 $ l0.00 Under 6 FREE GOTG: The café food is excellent including Kids menu

480.478.6000 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. AZ 85050

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The Experience Gallery affords hands on playing of instruments including drums, harps, guitars, and an enormous gong . Our 4 and 5-year-old grandchildren spent close to an hour there, sharing instruments and starting their own GEO band. What a rare opportunity for your grandchildren to experience the joy of making music, without the ‘don’t touch’ admonishments. The children are encouraged to experience and learn about the origins of the musical instruments, and the people in each country. The Geo Galleries’ videos in each display show native artists playing the instruments that are in front of you. Our grandchildren were mesmerized by them. 12/11


Arizona Game and Fish Department By Cathy Droz & Cathy Burford I know that Game and Fish may not seem all that exciting unless you are a GRAND fisherman, hunter or outdoor enthusiast, but there is so much to do for kids through the Game and Fish Department in your area. If you thought taking your grandkids to the Phoenix Zoo, PetsMart or Cabelas was an outdoor experience, wait till you see what is in store for 2012 right here in Arizona. As budget-conscious grandparents, we suggest you attend the annual Game and Fish Outdoor Expo (March 31 and April 1, 2012). It is a perfect place to take your grandchildren to expose them to all kinds of sports and hobbies that the whole family can enjoy at no charge. How exciting for grandpa and grandson to explore a new hobby and find out all you need to know at one stop.

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The whole idea behind the expo is to introduce or reconnect people with the outdoor recreational opportunities available in Arizona. As grandparents we are constantly commenting about our grandchildren’s dependence on electronics for fun. With video games and Facebook activities our next generation stays indoors entirely too much. Let’s try and change that for both generations.


The expo activities are for all ages and experience levels for both adults and children. The kids will be able to view live wildlife exhibits and demonstrations including hawks, owls, reptiles, fish and more. They can try out their skill at target archery, catch fish at the huge catch-and-release tanks, hike, take an archery field course and get some fishing, hunting and camping tips. There are boating exhibits with discussions on marine recreation and safety rules as well as wildlife and wilderness workshops. All of these activities are free, and include a first aid course which we feel is very important when grandparents and kids are involved. There is a specific kid’s event on February 11, 2012 that we would like to highlight. This event is where grandparents and their grandchildren learn how to fish. This free event is in Parker, LaPaz Country Park and is geared towards getting the family involved in a special trout fishing experience. Bait and loaner rods will be available, and department instructors and fishing club volunteers will be on hand to help you catch some great fish. While the Game and Fish expo doesn’t sound as exciting as a Justin Beiber concert, we guarantee you will find something that both generations will enjoy doing together.

If You Go: Admission and Parking: FREE

Food: Vendors available, bring a little cash Dress: Outdoors in March – sunscreen – change of clothes –comfortable shoes Additional Cost: Ammunition for the shooting range GOTG Hint: Collect all brochures for activities your grandchildren are interested in. Bring a camera. Location: Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Carefree Highway, ½ mile west of I-17 – follow the signs.

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