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A HOME IN THE SKY Posh & convenient, this downtown Phoenix penthouse brings new meaning to loft living in the desert.

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ARIZONA WEDDINGS The Boulders Resort

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34 The wedding venues you will want to know about when planning your big day.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

ENTERTAINMENT

58 Events Calendar

8 Dining Guide

63 Area Attractions Map

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10 Living Inside Out On the cover: Photography by: Geoff Reed Creative Direction by: Rick Rome Location: The Boulders Resort

14 Joy Riding (Make the most of your life’s journey)

53 Fundraising Gala of the Year (Childhelp raised almost $1M in one evening

Models: Nick Koester Elizabeth Zulema Rodriguez Wedding Dress by: sj couture Custom Bike by: Anthony Porumb Hair by: Michelle Zeller Makeup by: Mary Wright

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to prevent and treat child abuse)

60 Moving Guide

WELLNESS 16 Healthy Arizona

BUSINESS 54 Executive Profile - Paul Blue 56 Phoenix is leading the way in the production of Green Energy

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36 Top Wedding Picks Everything from cake artisans and caterers to fun and frivolous keepsakes.

(Eateries that feature local artists)

22 Farmers Market 48 Kathryn Henneman (Portrait of an artist)

43 Motorcycle Run (Scottsdale Health Care’s Motorcycle Run revs up for a great cause)

FASHION 44 Sartorial Influence (The fashion industry in Phoenix is a economic heavy hitter)

BEAUTY 24 Romance Blossoms (A fashion pictorial featuring couture wedding gowns by sj couture and men’s clothing from Jean Paul Jeune)


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Masthead Jodie Porumb Wilson Editor in Chief / Publisher

R Rome Executive Creative Director / Publisher

Rachel Issan Lowenstein Creative Director

Marc Bigelow

Much like an artist’s blank canvas beckoning to be filled, the bare frame of a motorcycle waiting to be built or the empty church that will be the a bride’s dream wedding, each issue of Discover the Phoenix Region magazine starts with blank pages. This allows our creative team to image a new and exciting magazine for our readers. With each interview and snap of a photographer’s camera, the idea for a story grabs hold and becomes a beautiful piece of art. The richness of Arizona and its people breathes life into the stories of leadership, compassion, and hope for the future but most of all the love we share of this region we call home. Each story, every location visited, all the entrepreneurial businesses truly give the team at Discover the Phoenix Region magazine inspiration. Our hope is to create a spark that allows you, the reader, to dream about the possibilities and get your creative motor running. Fill the blank canvas of your life with the colors of your passion. Allow each page to transport you from your favorite chair, taking your heart to the romance and beauty of a wedding in the future or the memory of your special day.

JodieWilson

Once again it is our great pleasure to bring to you Discover the Phoenix Region Magazine.

Director of Photography

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Editor in Chief

IT Director

Dr. Bret Wilson Health & Wellness Editor

Eve Georgiou Advisor / Consultant Board Member President of the Ohio Regions

Steven Feaster Advisor / Consultant Board Member V.P. of the Ohio Regions

PRIMARY CONTRIBUTORS Geoff Reed

President/CEO Geoff Reed Photography

Christine Valenzuela Owner / Photographer Kiss the Camera

Nanette Bowles Ed.D

Kathryn Frost Freelance Writer

Nicole Hadley Writer ChildHelp

Mary Wolf-Francis M.Ed.

Owner Life Quest Training & Consulting

Business Liaison Phoenix Workforce Connection City of Phoenix

Peggy Marshall Ph.D.

Mary L Holden

Chief Learning Officer Sales Women International

Freelance Writer

Caroline Berger

Donor Relations & Communications Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation

PHOTOGRAPHERS Discover The Phoenix Region Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1

Geoff Reed, Christine Valenzuela, Marc Bigelow, Jodie Porumb Wilson, Rick Rome, Rachel Issan Lowenstein, Tom Jones, J’Lynn Mak, Amy Pileggi, Adam Rodriguez

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ost often we see others based upon how they look on the outside. Yet the real work of transformation begins on the inside. What a unique perspective. Many of us are determined to be happy by changing our external circumstances and triggers so that we can be happy and fulfilled. We expect others to change or stop doing what they are doing so that we can be happy. We spend endless hours trying to control what is happening on the outside when we have total control over what is happening on the inside of us. Living from the inside out is truly a paradigm shift from the way we currently envision living life fully and gives us the power back to make the changes that will lead to greater success and happiness. There is a program in Orlando, the Human Performance Institute (HPI), which teaches individuals to live insideout. The program focuses on living life fully engaged in order to become more successful with what matters most. Their mantra is “it’s not managing time, it’s managing your energy.” The focus on energy management invites participants to explore the concept of what it means to be fully engaged in living through four dimensions: physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned. For HPI, full engagement is a state that is acquired through practiceand is the “ability to invest your full and best energy right here-right now.” This is another paradigm shift - living in the now - not the past or the future. Living in the now begins with sorting through where we invest our energy. Identifying our purpose or ultimate mission leads us to better manage our energy to that goal. Alignment with our ultimate mission can drive all of the rest of our behaviors. Yet we often don’t allow time for the exploration necessary to identify our mission. We are moving so fast in life that we often use energy reserves on past and future issues, instead of efficiently keeping in the here and now and on track towards our goals. Becoming extraordinary starts with our mission/purpose, taking the time to explore what’s most important to us. Think about it. How often do we take a moment to reflect upon our purpose, mission or legacy? As we become clear about our mission, the focus of our energy is evaluated based upon the progression towards or interference with the success of our purpose. We must learn to manage the stories we tell ourselves and others. Develop habits of telling stories that reflect what is truly important for us, that give life to our dreams, and position us in a powerful way. Excuses or explanatory styles prevent us from achieving the success we crave. Discard the stories that can sentence us to a life of drudgery, sadness and complacency. Our stories lead us into possibilities or send us to the depths of despair. The miraculous aspect of these stories is that because they are our stories, we can change them and thereby choose how we use our energy more wisely!

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What would happen to us if we stopped believing our stories that our jobs are just too demanding to allow for 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times a week? How might we be more fully engaged if tell ourselves that we do have time to eat breakfast, lunch or any other meal we are skipping? How could looking for the opportunity in a given situation to change the story we tell? As we become more authentic and focus on our truth, we can craft new stories that energize and renew us in our quest for living inside out. Once we are clear about our stories, we can take control of our lives by designing actions (or create rituals) that take us into new behaviors that reinforce our desire for success. Next we examine the emotional states that predominantly represent how we experience the “storms” of our lives. Do we view these experiences from a lens of fear or opportunity? In the book, “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor, this lens is described as explanatory style. We can either have a pessimistic or optimistic explanatory style. Achor tells us that people with positive explanatory styles are spurred to greater performance and happiness. When we live in positive emotional states, we have greater opportunities for organizing new information, retrieving it faster and thinking more quickly and creatively. Recognizing that we own this positioning of our emotional states gives us tremendous power for making change from the inside. Lastly, we examine the physical connection to living inside out. Some of the aspects of the physical are observable to others. We can often observe what people eat or whether they exercise, yet we don’t know how much they sleep, their relaxation patterns, or whether they have other positive self-care patterns. The physical area is foundational to managing our energy. How often and what we fuel our bodies with will determine whether we can maintain our energy stores to provide us with the energy we need in the moment. Interestingly, how we eat for energy management is also a paradigm shift as we adopt a style of eating “light and often”. We have become accustomed to being on diets, starving our bodies during the day only to binge (justifiably) in the evenings, overeating to relieve stress as well as a host of other poor nutrition bad habits. Eating light and often alleviates the negative consequences of oscillating between starvation and overeating. Exercising our body determines whether we can build capacity to overcome the myriad of demands that come our way or whether these demands exhaust us. Next, while we may exercise we often do not challenge our bodies to deliver maximally and do not allow times for recovery. Ensuring that we have time for recovery and relaxation allows us to restore our bodies so that we are better able to deal with the daily “storms” that come our way. If you are reacting to this statement, ask yourself to think back to the last time you allowed yourself to have 6-8 hours of sleep? Sleep is critical to managing energy-especially the deep


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the people in your life who mean the world to you and help keep you on purpose.

As we explore all the aspects of managing our energy, we identify areas where we need to focus so that we can build capacity for meeting the demands of daily living. For some of us, we may choose to focus on the physical while others may choose to focus on changing their stories. It’s important to identify only one area to work on at a time. If we take on too much, we may become overwhelmed and eventually give up. HPI invites us to identify a set of rituals that we can perform daily which will lead to successfully changing the behaviors we have chosen to change. The goal is to turn the ritual into a habit-something you do without really thinking about it. What types of rituals have some “change agents” developed and recommend? Use drive time to de-stress and shift the frustrations of the day by using a specific song or CD. Build in exercise time to detox both emotionally and mentally. Eat healthy snacks to maintain blood glucose levels. Read your purpose and goals every morning, and keep a gratitude journal as a reminder of those things that are going right in your life. Set aside a specific time daily or weekly to connect with

What does energy management have to do with living inside out? First, we have to take care of our bodies if we want to be successful at our mission/purpose. This requires us to nourish our bodies in a way that sustains our energy. Maintain our physical body through exercise, diet and recovery. Living in positive emotional states determines whether we succumb to the “storms” of daily living or whether we see them as opportunities for growth. Finally, the stories we tell ourselves can zap us of our energy. We become victims to the storiesfeeling powerless and reacting to the external environment instead of determining what is within our power to change! Living from the inside out can be a powerfully way to experience life. It does require us to slow down and examine what is working or not working in our lives in order to make changes that will lead to greater success and happiness in our lives. Think about this possibility the next time you are experiencing the “storms” of your life.

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West Valley Events - 2011

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

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June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 8-9 p.m. 45th Annual Glendale Summer Band Concerts Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com

August 6 | 6-9 p.m. Dog Days of Summer Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com

June 4 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pajama Party & Sidewalk Sale Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com June 6-17 Camp Imagination-Arts Summer Camp Wickenburg Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts DelEWebbCenter.org

July July 3 Family Fun & Fireworks “Out Wickenburg Way” Wickenburg WickenburgChamber.com July 4th Celebrations Litchfield Park Litchfield-park.org Surprise Recreation Campus Surpriseaz.com/specialevents Peoria Sports Complex PeoriaSportsComplex.com July 7, 14, 21 | 8-9 p.m. 45th Annual Glendale Summer Band Concerts Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com July 16 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas in July Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com

September September 3 Fiesta Septiembre Historic Downtown Wickenburg WickenburgChamber.com September 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Teddy Bear Day Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com

October October 1 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com October 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fire Prevention Day & Parade Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com October 8 | 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 17th Annual Wickenburg Fly-In & Classic Car Show Wickenburg Municipal Airport WickenburgChamber.com October 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 17th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com October 22-23 Buckeye Heritage Days Heritage Park 623-349-6000 BuckeyeAZ.gov

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

December October 30 | 5-9 p.m. Halloween Monster Bash & Balloon Illumination Peoria Sports Complex PeoriaSportsComplex.com October 30 | 5-8:30 p.m. Goodyear’s “Field of Scream’s” Goodyear Ball Park GoodyearAZ.gov

November November 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com November 5 | 10 a.m-4 p.m. For the Love of Roses Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com November 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Open House Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com November 19 | 7-10 p.m. Fall Demolition Derby Helzapoppin’ Rodeo Arena Buckeye BuckeyeValleyChamber.org November 24 | 6:30 a.m. Arizona Road Racers Thanksgiving Day Classic Peoria Sports Complex PeoriaSportsComplex.com November 25-26 | 5-10 p.m. Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com

December 1, 2, 3 | 5-8 p.m. 10th Annual Surprise Party Surprise Recreation Campus SurpriseAZ.gov December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 6-10 p.m. Glendale Glitters December Holiday Weekends Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com December 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artwerks First Saturdays Historic Downtown Glendale VisitGlendale.com December 2 | 5-9 p.m. City of Peoria’s Old Town Holiday Festival Osuna Park, Peoria PeoriaAZ.gov/SpecialEvents December 9 | 6:30 p.m. 16th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Historic Downtown Wickenburg WickenburgChamber.com

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. For a comprehensive listing of events, check out VisitGlendale.com


Do you remember your first time behind the wheel? Your first drive on an open deserted road or out on the freeway? Maybe you’ve lived through teaching a teenager how to drive? I spend a good deal time in my car and can’t help but think of all the analogies between driving cars and our lives. Here are just a few… Where’s your Focus? What would happen if you drove looking mainly in the rearview mirror? You might run a red light, not see someone approaching from the side or miss a turn. You would certainly not be the safest driver. Yet, how many people are too focused on their past…whether it a past failure or success? Both are risky and potentially paralyzing. Though there is value in glancing at and learning from our past, the present and future are where we are and where we are going. Veering Off Course: Imagine you are driving on a very straight road and your steering wheel turns just slightly to the left? Initially, this may not be a problem, but if you do not straighten the wheel out you will eventually find yourself in the next lane with oncoming traffic and eventually off the road. The results could be devastating, yet it all started by veering off ever so slightly and, most importantly, not making a quick correction. In life, we all veer off course at times. The question is…how quickly do we get back on course? Sometimes we may rationalize or minimize this “veering off course”. But, if we don’t straighten out, we continue further off our path, making it harder to get back on track. The signs of being off course can start with a sense of imbalance. This can be our internal equilibrium trying to get us back on track. We can be blinded, distracted or simply ignore these warning signs. It’s important to listen and recognize when we are too close to the problem to see it clearly. The results can include problems in relationships, work, finances, etc. Maybe our view is distorted from dead bugs, chips and cracks in our way. These distortions happen gradually and we fail to recognize how much they are affecting our perspective. When was the last time you stopped to really clean off your “windshield” or repair the chips and cracks that can distort your perspective and take you off course? Alignment and Balance: In life, if you find yourself veering off course regularly or you find yourself pulled towards one habit or tendency. You try to stay focused and make good choices but, for some reason, you just keep leaning towards the side. When our cars do this, we find that we have to tighten our grip on the steering wheel and constantly correct for the natural lean towards one side or the other. Hopefully, we recognize this is an alignment problem and take our vehicles in for repairs. I suppose we could continue to ignore this and waste effort keeping our steering wheel adjusted for the alignment problems, but that’s not a solution. In our lives, when we notice a tendency to repeatedly make poor choices and go back to old dysfunctional behaviors, it’s important to recognize that, in a sense, we’re out of alignment. Instead of spinning our wheels faster and tightening our grip, we need to seek out and accept help from others.

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Joy When our cars are checked for problems, they often check to make sure our tires are balanced. If even one tire is low, our ride is bumpy and we get bad gas mileage. In fact, alignment problems can cause extra wear on one or more tires and contribute to the problems. In the same way, unbalance in our lives can cause a mis-alignment in our behaviors and our behaviors can cause an imbalance in our lives. So, how balanced are you between work, family, health, etc.? Be careful because sometimes, when we are off balance in one area, we overcompensate in another area or find ourselves easily distracted by what we think will give us balance. Recalculating: Recently I found myself at an intersection, distracted by yard sale signs pointing in every direction. Mind you, I don’t “need” anything but I love looking. I followed signs as they lead me down streets that swerved deeper into neighborhoods. Sometimes, after getting all caught up in other peoples “stuff”, it was hard to get back on the path towards home. I even asked my phone GPS to direct me towards home but


There’s a saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Do you have your goals and dreams mapped out or written down to help you stay on track? Have you shared your plans with others? This can be really helpful in the event that we get “lost” because it’s only natural that there will be detours at times. Maybe we’ll have to change our destination, but having a plan helps to keep us from getting completely lost and helps us enjoy our journey more. Giving Up Control: Recently, I embarked on a plan to teach my teen daughter how to drive. I watched closely to see if she paid attention to the side view mirrors, the rearview mirror, and watched far enough ahead to anticipate potential danger. As I sat in the passenger side (gripping my seat) I realized that my life was in her hands. I had no control over how fast she drove, when she started to slow down or stop, if she used her turn signals, or anything else. I really had NO control.

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I learned a lot about myself during this journey. I learned that handing over control is not easy! I also learned that I have to lead by example. Suddenly, I was under a microscope as she learned and watched me more. Part of that included teaching her how to anticipate potential danger. When behind the wheel, we have control over our own car but there are literally millions of other cars on the road that we have no control over. That helped me realize something critical from the Serenity Prayer, “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”. I realize that I have control over myself… only. I may influence those I share the road with, but I have no control over them. So, on the road of life, I need to be courteous and responsible, also watching out for those who are not so courteous or kind. And, I need to set a good example. There are a lot of others things to do intentionally to be a responsible driver and person.

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it was confused too and kept stating, “Recalculating”. At one point, after wandering from sale to sale, I found myself in a completely different area than I thought and almost didn’t recognize the turn to my own house. How often do we find ourselves chasing after “stuff” we don’t need? Swerving off our path into unknown territory? Going around in circles? We can lose sight of where we are and miss the obvious. We may find ourselves dragging more and more stuff (physical and metaphorical) around in our lives leaving us with fewer resources to take care of ourselves.

What’s Your Destination? So, where are we and where are we going? That’s the most basic question that must be answered. With GPS maps on most of our phones, we have become more effective at finding our way around. To know how to successfully reach our destination, it must first establish our current location. In our lives, it’s important to stop and assess where we are once in a while. Once we assess where we’ve been, and where we are, it’s easier to see a clear strategy on how to more effectively get where we want to go.

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Stop and look carefully before moving forward, turning or backing up Frequently check to see that those around me are still in my line of sight Glance at the past, keeping focus on the future while enjoying the present Recognize that you hold only your own steering wheel Slow down and apply the brakes, when needed Get regular check up’s and tune up’s Fuel yourself with healthy food so I can get better “mileage” Keep your eyes on both the short and long term goals

Some final questions to consider:

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Do you know where you are at this juncture in your life? Do you know where you are going and how you will get there? Are you staying on course with your goals and dreams? Instead of running on empty, are you taking good care of yourself and staying well fueled?

I hope we can answer “Yes” to these questions. And I hope we are taking the time to enjoy the ride on our life’s journey. discovertheregion.com 06/11

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Healthy Arizona by:

Dr. Bret Wilson www.drbretwilson.com

Spas & Resorts Healthy tourism is a term referring to travel or vacation designed to improve one’s health. Phoenix has a wealth of desert spa resorts, day spas, exercise facilities and retreats. A vacation of massage, healthy foods, spa treatments, meditation, and exercise is a great stress reducer and rejuvenator. One can choose a more relaxed or more intensive type of experience. The desert climate is the perfect backdrop for a “healthy holiday”.

Photography by: Marc Bigelow

An active lifestyle is an important part of a healthy body and positive spirit. Countless people have come to Arizona to visit or live to enjoy the warm dry desert air and sunshine. When the sun shines 330 days per year it’s hard to pass up a chance to savor a long walk, golf, tennis, water sports, and any outdoor activity you can imagine. What’s not to like about an annual average temperature ranges between 59 and 85 degrees? So, whether you are the young adventurer or the “young at heart” retiree, there is no excuse not to be healthy and active (and happy) in Phoenix.

Phoenix is a healthy choice for recreation, rejuvenation, rehabilitation or retirement. A warm, sunny desert oasis of recovery!

Award Winning Healthcare Phoenix has several award winning health care systems. Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been rated number one in the metro phoenix area by U.S. News and World Report and has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for 11 years. Mayo Clinic Arizona is located in Scottsdale and offers world renowned healthcare. Mayo Clinic has been named a top US health system by a Thomson Reuters survey two years running and the Arizona campus was included in the Leapfrog Group’s 2010 List of Top Hospitals. Barrow Neurological Institute, part of the St Joseph Hospital system, leads the way for neurological and brain disorder research and neurosurgery. Virginia G Piper Cancer Center, founded in 2001, as part of Scottsdale Healthcare, is at the forefront of innovative cancer treatments. All these leading edge diagnostic and treatment centers attract patients from across the country and the world. If a prolonged stay or treatment plan is necessary, what a great place to recover, rehabilitate and relax.

Retirement Communities Phoenix has long been a retirement destination. The baby boomer generation continues to grow. Their needs for an active lifestyle, healthcare, are varied and continue to change as life goes on. Life care needs can change as the health, activity level and independence of the individual changes. Facilities such as La Loma Village, a Sun Health Life Care Community, can provide seniors with a continuity of lifestyle from active retirement to assisted living. Active seniors can appreciate the convenience and amenities for recreation, social activities and adult learning. Resort type living with great facilities and health care close by. As the needs for care increase, there are personnel and facilities to help with rehabilitation, health monitoring, meals, and other care on either a short term or long term basis. This is important for couples when the needs of one partner may be very different than another. It provides seniors with a continuity of support, at the one location, for the best quality of life regardless of altered circumstances. Phoenix is a healthy choice for recreation, rejuvenation, rehabilitation or retirement. A warm, sunny desert oasis of recovery!

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Welcome to the penthouse at One Lexington. From the moment you pass through the Manhattan style foyer you are surrounded by breathtaking views around every corner that immediately impart a sense of place. Vast retractable sliding glass doors open up to the approximate 1,000 square foot wrap around outdoor terrace overlooking the city. For those of you who like to entertain, the great room is spacious enough for even the largest of parties, in fact this home has already been host to many of the cities most exclusive parties including the private party for Phoenix Fashion Week. The honed granite countertops, custom cabinetry, natural wood floors, custom closets, 20 foot ceilings and expansive patios with views up and down the Central Corridor and to Camelback Mountain, make this, Phoenix living at its finest. At 2,846 square feet this penthouse is a home with three master suite bedrooms, a beautiful

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A Day at the Phoenix Public Market

FRESH FARE by: Lisa Alexander

Being fairly new to Phoenix, an outdoor Farmer’s Mar-

And of course, everything in the Open Market is made

ket, especially during the middle of summer, never

or grown by local vendors.

made it to the top of my list of things to do. However,

Open Air Market is brimming with activity on Saturdays

upon learning about the year round downtown’s Phoe-

from 8 am to Noon, and Wednesdays from 4pm to

nix Public Market and Open-Air Market (with misters!),

8pm.

I had to check it out!

duck into the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar (open Tues-

During the summer, the

Plus, if it gets too hot for you, you can always

days – Saturday 7am – 8pm), located right next to the Sauntering through the aisles of vendors, admiring the

Open Air Market. This grocery feels like the brick and

fresh produce, and sampling the locally made cheeses

mortar version of a farmer’s market, with the added

and baked goods, is a great way to inspire a bit of

bonus of a deli offering custom sandwiches and salads.

creativity in the kitchen. In addition to the items you’d

A “cool” place to check out the eclectic side of Down-

expect to find the Open Air Market has a few unusual

town Phoenix.

offerings such as live music, functional art, and chocolate infused with essences of flowers to help relax your

The Phoenix Public Market is located downtown at 721

mind and body.

North Central.

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Photography by: Christine Valenzuela Creative Direction by: Rachel Issan Lowenstein Hair & Makeup by: Veronica Location: Virginia’s House Models: Elizabeth Zulema Rodriguez, Nick Koester On Elizabeth: sj couture On Nick: Jean Paul Jeune

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Photography by: Christine Valenzuela Creative Direction by: Rick Rome Hair & Makeup by: Veronica Location: Virginia’s House Models: Yosimi Cruz, Josh Zuniga, Nick Koester, Elizabeth Zulema Rodriguez On Yosimi & Elizabeth: sj couture On Josh & Nick: Jean Paul Jeune discovertheregion.com 06/11

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Photography by: Christine Valenzuela Creative Direction by: Jodie Wilson Hair & Makeup by: Veronica Location: Virginia’s House Models: Nick Koester, Elizabeth Zulema Rodriguez, Yosimi Cruz, Josh Zuniga, On Yosimi & Elizabeth: sj couture On Josh & Nick: Jean Paul Jeune

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Photography by: Christine Valenzuela Creative Direction by: Rick Rome Hair & Makeup by: Veronica Location: Virginia’s House Models: Nick Koester, Elizabeth Zulema Rodriguez On Elizabeth: sj couture On Nick: Jean Paul Jeune

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Virginia’s House

If steeping back into time is what you are looking for, Virginia’s house in the historic district of Glendale is your location. This 1913 home has the luxury of today and the elegance and grace of the 1900 to make your day memorable. Glendale, AZ 85301 • www.virginiashouse.com Phone: 623.435.0878

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Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho is a one-of-a-kind location for meetings, conferences, weddings, and private functions. It features classic mid-century design, modern amenities, floor-to-ceiling glass, and spaces ideal for intimate retreat. Scottsdale, AZ 85215 • www.hotelvalleyho.com Phone: 480.248.2000

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ith more beautiful scenery than a person can experience in 300 sunny days a year, Arizona continues to attract free spirits. What better way to see the Saguaros, the pines, the canyons, and the sunsets than sitting on a motorcycle? Motorcycles are a great way to beat rising gas prices while experiencing this great nation. The Southwest is calling lustily with its warmth and promise of grand adventure. As motorcycles gain popularity among the different niches of people across the country, from the affluent to the enthusiast, Arizona lays out its wares, the rich history of Native Americans, to the Old West with cowboys and the open range. The steel horse begs to be saddled up for a tour of what our state has to offer. Boasting fifty-three national and state parks and monuments, Arizona is the perfect place to set out on a daylong ride or the motorcycle vacation of a lifetime. Whether you want to experience Four Corners, get a glimpse of Canyon de Chelly, spend a night at the Ghost City Inn in Jerome, catch a show at the Orpheum theater in Flagstaff, get familiar with Arizona’s burgeoning wine country, or finally spend some time at Arizona Bike Week, maybe it’s time to get out of the air-conditioned car and onto a motorcycle for a real adventure.

GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING Riding Your Steel Horse In Arizona

by

Kathryn Frost

photography by

Marc Bigelow

Bike Week Arizona Bike Week, fifteen years as an annual April event at Cyclefest in West World of Scottsdale, fills the area with a week’s worth of local and national vendors, bike shows, bikini contests, rock concerts, destination and trail rides. On display this year was Paul Yaffe’s Centennial Chopper, resonating with Arizona pride, this incredible machine has the feel of a sunrise. Made of copper, Yaffe’s masterpiece interprets the state flag throughout the design and even incorporates a labeled map. Once inside the event, at a rider’s fingertips was every accessory on the wish list and the opportunity to have it installed at the booth while off enjoying a beer garden or choosing a new helmet or leather jacket. Demo rides were offered by HarleyDavidson, Vulcan, and other large manufacturers. discovertheregion.com 06/11

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There was no shortage of entertainment once the shopping was finished. Three stages rocked with the likes of Skid Row, Warrant, Heart, and Buckcherry. The Jager Girls provided some extra liquid encouragement to the already enthusiastic crowds smoking cigars, drinking beer, and dancing the night away to old favorites. Not to be outdone by famous rock stars, the 2011 Miss Arizona Bike Week Pageant brought out some of Arizona’s most beautiful young ladies to spice things up. The sport bike stunt show rounded out the excitement.

Motorcycle Culture If you’ve promised yourself that “someday” you’d buy yourself that motorcycle you’ve always wanted, now is the time. Much of the world travels by motorcycle or scooter. Other countries like India, Brazil, and Vietnam have some of the largest markets for motorcycles, as the cost of a car is prohibitive to most families. Here in the U.S., the motorcycle has its myriad subcultures from the Vespa-riding college students, to the mythic “Easy Rider”, to the Hell’s Angels, to television programs like “American Chopper”, to the many celebrities buying custom bikes from talented builders. Ridership has increased more than six percent since 2008. Rising gas prices, a “need for speed”, a desire for a new sense of freedom, perhaps all of these contribute to the growing American popularity of motorcycles. Motorcycle clubs have stepped into the light and united individuals and families in the spirit of the open road, and often service. Whether it’s “Toys for Tots”, veteran’s issues, or faith-based work, many clubs offer a way to get involved in your community. Websites like AZCMC.org will give you a lot of information about the long list of clubs and rides around Arizona. Stepping out of the comfort zone of work, kids, and weekend yard work, and into the world of possibility on the back of a Harley could very well change your life.

Bike Night Going out and join your biking brethren for a cold one, in Arizona is as popular as cruising in the 50’s. Many establishments cater to bikers. Check out Connolly’s Sports Grill located at 2605 West Carefree Highway in Cave Creek. Billed as “the best damn sports bar period”, Brian Cavender, owner of Connolly’s said “we have added a Bike Night on Thursdays, with a free dozen wings and three domestic bottles for the first ten bikes of the night.” Other bike night locations to check out are Saddle Ranch at Westgate and The Scottsdale Strip.

Buying A Bike Phoenix is home to plenty of knowledgeable and well-established bike shops. From foreign to domestic manufacturers, standard models to custom-built creations, new or used, there is a bike for nearly everyone out there. As one might expect, there are a number of factors to consider when purchasing a motorcycle. Michael and Anthony “Turbo” Porumb share thirty

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years of experience in the industry, answered some basic questions for the newer rider.

What are the top three things a motorcycle owner should know? • You are invisible to drivers of 4x4 trucks and SUVs. • Don’t bargain shop when it comes to repairs. The $20 you save may cost you hundreds later. Motorcycle riders love to talk, ask around, trusted mechanics reputations are gained for a reason. • Preventative maintenance just like with your car can save you money.

For first-time buyers, what should they look for? Try to get history on the bike. Find out if there were engine modifications or where they had their maintenance done. Find a bike that fits your body. Don’t buy a big bike to make you look bigger. Buy something functional and fitting. If you are purchasing your bike from a private owner it is worth the money

to have a vehicle inspection. Keep in mind the cost any repairs you need to make such as replacing the tires, brakes, or any obvious leaks. For long rides buy a touring bike, weekend warriors get something lightweight, fast, and clean. If your passion is the cruise, go for broke and buy a bike a custom bike that makes a statement.

If you want to customize your bike, what would you do to get the most bang for your buck? Mike said, “I am kind of a performance guy, so I would have to say pipes, high flow air filter and of course a quality Dyno Tune. Those 3 things alone on a stock Harley will get you the biggest performance gain for your money. But if you are all show, customize your bike paint job. A whole bike paint job could set you back anywhere between $1,500 and $15,000, depending on how cool your wallet allows you to be. There are endless things you can do to customize your bike. Choose wisely, although there is lots of good stuff, there is twice as much junk. ” Turbo advises to the anxious custom bike customer, “Be patient, it is a process like fitting pieces of a puzzle together. Listen to your builder, they are professionals and they can help you create a bike that you will not only be proud of, but will enjoy riding.”

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If you want to sell your bike, what simple upgrades can increase its value? If you are selling your bike make sure it is running smoothly and everything is working properly. Most bikers like to customize their ride to their likes so no need to spend a lot of money on extras for someone else. For more information you can e-mail CMPorumb@yahoo.com

excellent customer base which we constantly work to develop.” Counting among his customers Carey Hart and Brad Pitt, Rooke’s bikes cost anywhere between $20,000 and $220,000. Jesse has shops in both Phoenix and Huntington Beach, California, and can be contacted by his website, jesserookecustoms.com.

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Jesse Rooke, with an easy smile and a cool manner breezily jokes that he builds the Ferrari of custom motorcycles. But one look through the Arizona native’s website photo gallery, and you won’t even remember the joke. The beautiful lines of each whole design, the artist’s attention to detail, the paint jobs ranging from standard, to cool, to whimsical, and the precision with which it all comes together into streamlined “no distractions, just enjoy the ride” machines are a sight to behold. The concepts of motion and speed come through visually in each creation. “My bikes are simple, lightweight, over-powered, with excellent brakes, and handling performance characteristics.”

For someone who is thinking of buying a bike, or just wants to have the experience, renting is a great way to try out different manufacturers’ bikes, models, styles, and sizes. The Phoenix/ Scottsdale area has a great number of motorcycle rental companies offering a diverse range of products and services. Many are ready to help you plan a customized trip complete with a guide, or just rent you the bike. There are options for every rider’s skill level and tours of all distances to fit your timing. Among the many are azride.com, eaglerider.com, and blueskymotorcyclerentals.net, featuring a huge array of bikes and options to build a ride that could last from Monument Valley down to Mexico. If your group is so inclined, some of the rental companies have affiliates in other states and could accommodate riders from one coastline to the other.

Dinah, his first and most famous bike, immediately established Jesse as a contender in the world of custom motorcycles in 2002. Jesse Rooke Customs builds dirt, street, and touring styles, maintaining and developing their business through innovation and relationships. “Wanting to stay at the top, we continually build and develop top level products and events for an

Whether motorcycles are a lifelong passion, or for the curious newcomer, Arizona has lots to offer every rider, from bikes that fit your needs to scenery to soothe your soul. And there are plenty of welcoming watering holes along the way. So let Steppenwolf fill your mind as you welcome a little more adventure into your life.

Jesse Rooke

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by: Caroline Berger

ob Moy was a devoted father, employee and motor-

care will once again present the Motorcycle Run on Oct. 22

cycle enthusiast. He was also and foremost a compassionate

with all donations and proceeds benefiting cancer patients

man of faith. A proud graduate

through the Gift of Life Lodging

of Southwestern Bible College,

program.

Rob had a heart of gold and was quick to share his joy of life and

“The Motorcycle Run is re-

his faith with all.

ally a very special event,” says Joanne Gain, vice president of

So, it was no surprise when

Annual Giving for Scottsdale

three years ago, Rob came up

Healthcare Foundation. “The

with the idea to bring together

Run began with Rob’s enthusi-

his

motorcy-

ast and giving spirit, and now

cles and helping others. As a

continues through the more

Security officer at Scottsdale

than 200+ motorcyclists. We in-

Healthcare, Rob was especially

vite everyone to join us this fall

touched by the cancer patients

to celebrate Rob and help these

who came from near and far

patients in their fight against

to receive treatment and par-

cancer.”

two

passions,

ticipate in clinical trials offered through Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. He learned about the Gift of Life Lodging program which helped these patients’ find a close by place to stay free- of- charge while they received treatment. That, he decided was the perfect mission for his motorcycle run. With the help of his dedicated coworkers, family and friends the first Scottsdale Healthcare Motorcycle Run was held in October 2009. All proceeds from the 200+ mile run benefited the Gift of Life Lodging program. Sadly, Rob was not there to share in the joy. In a strange twist of fate, he lost his life in a motorcycle accident just a few months prior to the event. Since that day, Rob’s legacy continues on through the Run which is now dedicated in his memory. What started as one man’s goal to help, has transformed into something more. It has become a great cause uniting local businesses, motor-

Roar in the desert… the Scottsdale Healthcare Annual Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run is back and better than ever! Bring your motorcycle, your family and friends and join us for this exciting event on Saturday, October 22, 2011. The fun begins at Go AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale and ends at San Tan Flats in Queen Creek. Proceeds will benefit the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center’s Gift of Life Lodging program. Learn more: www.shc.org/motorcyclerun

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Photography by: Chris Loomis

SARTORIALinfluence > > T H E   FA S H I O N   I N D U S T RY   I N   P H O E N I X   I S   M O R E   T H A N   J U S T   A   P R E T T Y   FAC E ,   I T   I S   A N   E C O N O M I C   H E AV Y   H I T T E R .     BY RAC HEL ISSAN LOWENS TEIN Local Talent AZ in Sco ttsdale

The sprawling, flat cityscape set up in the Phoenix heat is a dramatic contrast to the high-rise, lightinfused skyline in New York City. Yet, the stark differences in the Valley and the city that never sleeps are brought a little closer with the recent surge in the fashion industry in Phoenix. Although Manhattan, Paris, Milan, and London are traditionally thought of as the fashion capitals of the world, Phoenix has seen a swell in consumer interest in all things sartorial as well, a surge in luxury brands at the retail level, and a rise in local designer talent. In the five years Scottsdale Fashion Week and Phoenix Fashion Week have emerged as events that attract thousands of stylish Phoenicians, buyers, and industry professionals alike. Both Louis Vuitton, the world’s most valuable luxury brand with an overall brand value at $19.4 billion USD according to a Forbes magazine study, and Gucci, the third most valuable luxury brand at $7.47 billion USD, both have set up key flagship stores in the Valley in the last ten years. Burberry, Cartier, Ralph Lauren, and Prada have all followed suit, not to mention the increased competition among luxury 44

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department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barney’s, all of which have established a presence in Scottsdale. What does this imply for the Valley? Not only has Phoenix seen immense growth in the past decade (according to a U.S. census in 2008, Phoenix was the second fastest growing city in the states with a growth rate of 27%, compared to overall growth in the U.S. which was just 8%), but also local government policy on taxes makes it attractive for global brands to set up retail locations. The current sales tax rate is 8.95%, a much more attractive number for consumers than neighbor California, who has the highest sales tax rate in the country. Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week, has personally been involved in the stimulating the growth in the local garment industry.

“  From a retail... standpoint fashion is a great  revenue stream for many cities throughout Arizona...  On the wholesale side, we have a lot of room to  grow, meaning we don't have nearly enough global  brands started and based here.  [A]s we launch and  support potential global brands here, it will add  even more revenue to the Arizona bottom line.

-Brian Hill, 2011


Brian Hill’s support of these “potential” global brands is both an economically important and morally justified cause. Since 2005, through the efforts of Phoenix Fashion Week, he has supported hundreds of local designers like ASU alumni Bri Bridge, who works under her own namesake. In supporting these young designers over the past five years, Brian Hill has found that “fashion has a major hand in providing not just revenue in the ways of much needed sales tax for our state, but it also fulfills dreams for many people in our society.” These aspirations have encouraged entire business models. Amongst the rows of galleries in Old Town Scottsdale is Local Talent AZ, an upscale boutique that sells designer goods from over 40 local designers and artists. The boutique, owned by FIDM alumni Shannon McRae, was inspired by the immense growth of the local fashion movement. Shannon, a menswear designer under the brand Lux Label, saw the potential of local designers and established her business model as a means for supporting locally made designer goods. Local Talent AZ provides exposure to the brands in one on of the chicest neighborhoods in Phoenix. As such, supporting designers and their operations is not only a patronage of the arts, but an arguably safe allocation of capital. When the recession hit in 2008, the fashion industry was one of the few industries that weathered the storm to come out even stronger. U.K. multinational Burberry posted exponentially larger sales revenues in 2009 after taking initial losses in 2008. The same holds true for other luxury goods brands, like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and even mid-range brands like 7 For All Mankind have seen growth after the initial recession shock. 46

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Local designer Bri Bridge  with her models

In Scottsdale, the average income per capita is approximately $60,000 USD (according to the U.S. Census), while the average income per capita in the United States is under $47,000 (according to the International Monetary Fund). Arizona certainly has a significant population of those who have high disposable income and continue to spend on the perceived value that luxury, handmade goods bring. The fashion industry contributes to over $300 billion USD to the U.S. economy each year, according to a Merrill Lynch study, making it a highly lucrative industry. Industry professionals, like Brian Hill and Shannon McRae, understand the importance of supporting designers and sponsoring an entire industry, especially in light of the ongoing economic crisis. Under their brands, designers must employ stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists, PR professionals, photographers, and marketing analysts. Events are set up, which then employ those who run the event and serve the attendees. These brands need financial analysts, accountants, and a whole team of business professionals. As such, the patronage of those who work in the sartorial industry brings not only direct benefits to the designers and directors themselves, but also indirect employee effects that help produce jobs for Arizona citizens. The importance of the fashion industry at the state level lies not only in the substance of art, but the systematic effect it has on the economy in Arizona.


When you are home to Arizona’s largest collection of exotic species there’s always a new animal or species on display at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium. This year is no exception with the recent notable births of a zebra, warthogs, patas monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, scimitar horned oryx and many more. Visitors will see new arrivals at almost every turn throughout the 66-acre zoo and aquarium grounds as well as inside the ever-popular baby Animal Nursery building. The most exciting arrival has to be a young male lion, named “Sampson.” In the coming months, “Sampson” will be moved to a large outdoor display and eventually, zoo managers hope to introduce him to Wildlife World’s year old lioness, “Delilah.” With wild lion numbers declining rapidly over the past few decades, we hope there will be little Sampsons and Delilahs in the not too distant future.

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Kat hryn Henneman Port rait of an art ist by: Mary L. Holden

Standing at the edge of an unstretched canvas on the cement floor in a downtown Phoenix studio, Sebastian the Akita who belongs to Kathryn Henneman, seems used to being in an artist’s environment. “He’s 13 years old,” she says, “and he keeps me grounded when I’m painting. He senses my quest to create constantly. He’s an art dog!” The “art dog” is not the only one who appreciates the abstract expressionistic talent that has been Henneman’s spirit and full time career since 1985. She is represented by the Norman Lasiter Gallery in Palm Springs, the Rowhouse Gallery in St. Louis (Drew Wojcik, director) and is part of art collections at the Disney Studios in Burbank, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Tokyo, 816 Congress in Austin and in the corporate office of Northern Trust in Phoenix. The venues for her art shows have been in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Century City and Palm Springs, CA; Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ and in Florence, Rome and Trento (Sept. 2011) Italy. Those who collect Henneman’s art are happy to share their enjoyment of it. Danny Murphy, aviation director of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, has known Henneman “for more than a few years” and says her work is “extraordinary. I work in a stressful job and looking at her art relaxes me.” Her four by five foot mixed media on canvas painting titled “Travel” hangs in his residence. The colors butterscotch, sandstone, buttermilk, pewter and burnt umber are quietly atmospheric.

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In late February 2011, Phoenix long-time patron Nina Sartini hosted a show in her home of Henneman’s work that included a silent auction of a painting titled “Boulevard”. Proceeds from the auction funded Henneman’s trip to Paris in May to attend a painting workshop through Painting Workshops in Paris With Laurie Fox and Blair Pessemier (www.artnotesparis. blogspot.com). Sartini says, “Helping Kathryn get to paint in plein air on an easel on the streets of Paris was a dream come true for both of us. Her work has filled my environment with the palpable energy of her unique design and use of color.” Being a self-supported artist in this day and age is part of Henneman’s talent. It is a joy to converse with this personable artist, and in an interview that took place this past spring, Henneman was happy to answer some questions about her life and work.

Beyond The Empire 1 Size: 36” X 72” Mixed media on canvas

What led you to a career in art? My career is unusual. It wasn’t until 1982 that I started dabbling with pencil, pen and chalk pastels on paper. My early work was detailed drawings of elemental shapes. I amassed a collection and kept them under my bed. An art collector friend of mine used to come over to review my work and occasionally purchase it. When I realized that I was self-directed into a career that satisfied my soul and gave me stability, I gave a show at the home of my friend Sheila Bradley in Westwood, CA in 1985. Close to 100 people showed up and I sold 90 percent of my work. From there, the corporate job I had went by the wayside and I started creating art full time. What is the secret to your success as a self-supported artist? Because I translate emotion and work from my heart, I believe that there is a reverence, a sacredness in my art and I incorporate that into what I’m able to do with paint and canvas. I’ve been blessed to flourish as an artist, thanks to those who recognize what I do and who support me. When I count those who own my art, I am happy to report that there is an equal balance between corporations and private individuals. Paint--oils and acrylics--seems to be your favorite medium, but you’ve worked with other materials. I’ve worked in fiber textile art in creating custom, one of a kind area rugs and wall hangings. Wool fiber challenges me. Yarn color selection has to be viewed as paint. I got started with fiber when a corporate client commissioned me for the walls of the lobby at the Figueroa Courtyard in downtown Los Angeles. Fiber design is only 20 percent of my work. It is an expensive medium because after my design, craftsmen take over the weaving. You’ve mentioned that you “go to the canvas kicking and screaming.” I came to this interview kicking and screaming too! Seriously, when I see a blank canvas it is like being told what to do before I’m ready to do it. It feels like I’ve been given a homework assignment that I don’t want to start. Once I am in front of that blank canvas, confronting it and wrestling with it, whatever knowledge I have about the painting that is to come fights through me. It is like when a child has a tantrum!

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Bubblegum 2010 Size: 12” X 12” Oil on canvas

What makes your art unique? My ability is to understand and feel a vibration from an inspiration, be it a scene, thought, word or idea and put it into color. There is something about the word ‘vibration’ that I can’t explain, but I think it is what I communicate to a painting and then the painting broadcasts it. Of course, every artist is unique, and if such vibration could be measured, each artist and each painting would have a different number! A few clients have reacted in a visceral way to installations of my art. I have to believe that tears of happiness and expressions of gratitude are generated by that kind of vibration. Where do you go to find it, what do you do to get it, or, from where does your inspiration come? My spirit is on my skin and I live with emotion that many people would find overwhelming. I translate emotion to art. It feels like a spiral that moves up inside and allows me to move into another dimension of light, energy and color. It is through my intention that the energy flows onto the canvas or into the work. I feel that I can see what others do not. In paint, I can make the unseen scene. But I do go through periods of being stuck. I am learning to understand the cycle of non-creation. When this happens, I have to suspend my mind and heart to live in this space until I’m ready to experience the passion and vigor again.

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Besides your own company, what art do you see in your future? When you are commissioned to paint, how do you find the space between your own creativity and what the patron asks of you? It’s easy, and commissions are my favorite thing to do! I’m able get to know the personality of the client and then I am able to walk into their space and both assess and memorize the color and the light. I give a lot of thought to the project and ask myself to go beyond my own creative zone. This has allowed me to increase the range of what I am capable of doing with any number of media. You only sell original works. What about licensing for reproductions? I am in the process forming my own company, Henneman Fine Art Publishing, which will be operational in the fall of this year. This is an interesting question because I asked the publisher to provide a gift to those who read this article. It is a postcard reproduction of “The Journey Among Us.” My gift to Jodie Wilson, the editor, is the original painting! Talk about how you relate to color. My work involves expressionism, abstraction and impressionism and these genres allow for the use of my intuition when it comes to color. I have a great memory for color. I love to travel, to see colors in many different settings. I don’t have a favorite color. When I start a painting, I don’t go after a particular one. With an array of between 20 and 40 colors in front of me, I just choose! Each choice opens a portal. At the same time I choose a color, I decode the contrasting colors I will use.

I will be working with Tamryn Doolan and her company in Mesa, Surface Gel Tek, which involves surface preparation and high precision graphics for the decorative concrete industry. This means I will be involved in the design of materials and accessories used in hotels, resorts and residences. In late September, I have an art exhibition at the Grand Hotel Trento in Trento Italy. Dennis Forti is the organizer (www.mastersolutions.it). Future exhibitions include one at Northern Trust Bank in Phoenix in October 2012 and I will be collaborating with Andrew Gartner of Gartner Design Company of Phoenix and Terry Duffy of Glyphics Design also of Phoenix for the World Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. The theme of the expo is “Feed the Planet. Energy for Life.” Henneman says, “I cannot live by art alone. Support for artists comes from more than patrons and I appreciate many people in the Phoenix area who help make the progress of my work possible.” Igor Brezhnev of Phoenix designed her website (www.kathrynhenneman.com) and her catalog of art. He was assisted by Rob Craer of Impact Printing. Matthew Owens of Fine Canvas Prints in Phoenix (www.finecanvasprints.com) scans her original work with a Cruse machine so that her work can be digitally archived and reproduced. Her custom fine art framer is Robert Sluznis who owns Level, a framing shop located inside a downtown Phoenix artspace. Sebastian, the dog in Henneman’s art studio, gets to watch Henneman at work on a daily basis. If dogs could answer interview questions about their owners, he might say, “Here’s a secret about Kathryn: Her palette is as full of color as her heart is full of love.” Time is of the Essence Size: 8” X 10” Ink & watercolor on paper

I trust what I know and I know I like the blending of colors. I don’t gravitate to one solid color because I like to add light. Color changes when I add light to it by adding different degrees of white. White pushes me out. It is an uncertain color but I am comfortable with dark colors. White creates a limited boundary. I see much further in black. Black is a surface that I like to go beneath. It says to me, “How far is far?” Talk about one of your favorite paintings. My paintings are my children and I love them all! But if I had to choose one, it is a painting titled “Yavapai”. Done in 20 pieces, it is composed of individual canvases linked together. Lucia and Lupe Rodriguez who have collected my art since 1985 purchased it. They live in Los Angeles. For me, “Yavapai” represents the county of my birth (Prescott, AZ). The colors I used arose as I was contemplating scenes from my autobiography! It was the first time I used small canvases in a group. Each canvas tells a story. Have you collaborated with other artists? No. I work alone. I would be distracted if I had to work with someone else! But I recently collaborated with writer and poet C.L. Gillmore of Surprise, AZ. Her book, Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes contains art I composed after reading and being inspired by her poetry. We enjoyed a reception and book signing together in May in the showroom at Baisch & Skinner, a Phoenix wholesale floral distributor. discovertheregion.com 06/11

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of the Year – A Success!

by:

Nicole Hadley

What a night! The Seventh Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala was an amazing success. Guests donned their cowboy hats and boots for this year’s “Cowboys, Cars and Stars” theme and danced into the night to live music by country music legend Willie Nelson and Family. The Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala, cohosted by Barrett-Jackson and held in conjunction with the world-famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, garners some of the Valley’s most-celebrated personalities and Hollywood’s most treasured stars. In total, almost $1M was raised to benefit the Arizona programs and offer healing and hope to hundreds of abused children. Guests were treated to a fabulous dinner by Chef Michael DeMaria of Heirloom restaurant and enjoyed the timeless classics of Willie Nelson. Emcees for the evening were Childhelp ambassadors, actors John O’Hurley and Jane Seymour. Additional celebrities in attendance were Cheryl Ladd and Paulie Harraka. It was a moving program, reminding all of us why the work Childhelp does is so important. The audience was brought to tears by the words of one man who spoke about the need for Childhelp, and then they were brought

to their feet by the bravery and triumph of a young boy who has survived the trauma of sexual abuse by a family member at the age of three. Childhelp Celebrity Ambassador Cheryl Ladd presented Gov. Jan Brewer with the Woman of the World Award for her tireless efforts and dedication to the children of Arizona by way of her voice, commitment of time, integrity and compassion. Since 1964, the Woman of the World award has recognized outstanding contributions by women who have bettered children’s lives and humankind in general. Past recipients who have personally accepted the Woman of the World Award include: Oprah Winfrey, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Lynne Cheney, Betty Ford, Jane Seymour, Cheryl Ladd, Kathie Lee Gifford, Barbara Sinatra, Betty White, Mary Hart, Marlo Thomas and Abigail Van Buren. Former NFL quarterback and Arizona Cardinal Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda, were there to receive the Spirit of the Children Award—an annual award received by Childhelp supporters who have generously given their time and good fortune to children’s causes. Local philanthropist Jim Pierce received the Childhelp Heart of Compassion Award, for his incredible dedication and support of Childhelp. The annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala is Childhelp’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the gala benefit Childhelp’s programs and services in Arizona.

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE Paul Blue

City of Phoenix NEW! Self Certification Program

Acting Director Community & Economic Development

The new Self Certification Program at the City of Phoenix eliminates plan review for eligible projects by allowing a certificated and registered design professional to take responsibility for and certify a project’s compliance with building codes, standards and ordinances. Depending on the scope of the project, permits can be issued over the counter! In general terms, with an approved site plan, most new construction of an unlimited size can receive construction permits this way. Exceptions include: high rise, hospitals, and very large restaurants.

City of Phoenix

Paul Blue is excited to rejoin the City’s Community and Economic Development Department in Phoenix! He’s worked for the City for more than 22 years, but he understands and practices business much like he’s from the private sector. With leadership responsibilities over diverse economic development areas such as Downtown Development, the Phoenix Film Office and Phoenix Workforce Connection, Paul joined the department with a clear vision for improving our ability to attract, retain and grow business in Phoenix.

Family:

Margaret is my very patient partner in life and wife, and I have two sons, Jackson (13) and Tyler (10)

Pets:

Two Labrador retrievers, Maggie and Rufus

Education:

BA, Westmont College, 1988 MPA, ASU, 1990 MBA, ASU, 2000

Hometown:

Anchorage, AK

Best part of your job:

Getting to work with a great team including staff, elected & executive City leadership and a wonderful group of business partners

Biggest Challenge:

Prioritizing the work – there is no end to good projects or programs requesting our participation and we could try to be all things to all people. However, to deliver world class results, we must focus on a narrow group of programs we can perform directly and collaborate with others to meet the balance of the community’s needs.

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For more information visit us at www. phoenix.gov/development, or contact Deborah Larkins at 602-495-0265

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1. While you started your career in Community and Economic Development (CED) you’ve been in Aviation for the past 9 ½ years. How does that experience relate to what you are doing today for economic development? Running an airport is the closest thing to running a business within government. Managing the finances for a $400M operation helped give good insight into meeting the issues and challenges that confront our private sector customers. 2. There are currently nine divisions within your department. How do you keep them all connected around the same goals? It’s important to communicate a common vision and shared message then rinse and repeat. My style is to set the direction, rally the resources and get out of the way. I find that if a goal or value is important, it is critical to consistently apply that goal to all actions of the team and at least once a month communicate both the goals and their relevance to the entire team. 3. How do the City’s resources fit with other community organizations around economic development and workforce? There are three things needed for any project; time, quality and money. While our financial resources are limited, we can leverage our time to improve the quality of our services as well as leverage other community resources to better serve our clients. It’s all about collaboration and coordination because no one can afford to do it alone. 4. With the obvious budget cuts being made in almost every municipality here in Arizona (Phoenix is no exception) will we see a reduction in resources coming from the City? We are probably at our leanest within the department so now it’s a matter of prioritizing the opportunities for us to provide quality services to our customers while effectively leveraging external resources. One example is the city’s new Self Certification Program that eliminates plan review for eligible projects by allowing a registered design professional to take responsibility for and certify a project’s compliance with building codes, standards and ordinances. Depending on the scope of the project, permits are issued over the counter! Businesses don’t really care about what goes on behind the scenes, they just want the support and actions needed from the public sector to improve their bottom line and grow their enterprise. As economic developers, results should be our bottom line.


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ust a year after Arizona approved landmark renewable energy legislation, the state was coined the “Solar Energy King” and the country’s renewable energy leader in Business Facilities magazine. A few months later, the state’s journey to becoming the “Solar Capital of the World” became a little shorter when Power-One chose to expand into the city of Phoenix.

Council (IEDC), economic development is a threepronged strategy with a focus on business retention, business attraction, and small business development. This recipe for success serves as a guiding principle as we work diligently to attract key companies in growing industries and rev up our economic engines toward responsible recovery.

The true impact of Power-One’s Phoenix presence has not yet been fully realized, but it has triggered a force of momentum for economic recovery that is making Phoenix more attractive to companies and job seekers alike. Power-One designs and manufactures photovoltaic and wind energy power inverters and will bring hundreds of jobs to our unemployed workers over the next five years. What did it take to deliver this renewable energy facility to the Valley and how do we keep the ball rolling with regard to corporate attraction and job creation?

Phoenix’s economic drivers include the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department, and the newly-formed Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), formerly the Arizona Department of Commerce. GPEC, a public-private economic development partnership, has a mission to attract quality businesses to the Greater Phoenix region from around the world, and to advocate and champion foundational efforts to improve the region’s competitiveness. The City of Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development Department stimulates economic activity by offering a diverse range of value-added business programs to build, revitalize, and sustain a quality community for Phoenix businesses and residents. It works with existing businesses – small and large – on expansion plans as well as firms looking for new locations within the city. Finally, the ACA is transitioning into the new quasi-public state authority that will be more competitive in attracting corporations looking for a better operating environment and a better place to collaborate and grow.

Arizona lost more than 300,000 jobs during the Great Recession and 2009 was the year of “stunned silence”. The following year 2010 became the year of training and retooling. Finally, 2011 brings a steep increase in activity, offering both hope and a flurry of hiring. As we enter the beginning stages of recovery, the real questions are “What is our strategy for economic growth?” and “Who is executing this strategy?” According to the International Economic Development

Phoenix is leading the way

by: Mary Wolf-Francis

in the production of Green Energy

This trio and several of their “A-Team” members have been working diligently to attract industry to Arizona, specifically within the renewable space. All three organizations have a collective and deliberate focus on attracting renewable energy companies due to the industry’s growth opportunity, manufacturing base as well as local programs and policies in place to help foster this industry into the future. In other words, renewable companies have the most significant potential for bringing new, sustainable and higher-wage jobs into the Phoenix Metropolitan area. One of the most powerful success stories of late is Power-One’s announcement to locate in Phoenix last fall. According to Chris Camacho, executive vice president of Business Development for GPEC, the site selection process for Power-One was extremely competitive. More than 12 cities were initially explored in eight different states and heavily scrutinized for critical requirements such as customer proximity, university resources, real estate availability and incentives. While Phoenix scored fairly low when comparing operating costs to other regions, we tilted the scale in our favor 56

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because of our proximity to renewable energy power inverter customers, our university system as a means to support research and development, our reasonablypriced real estate and two key incentive packages specific to renewable energy and economic growth. First, the Arizona Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program passed through the Arizona state legislature in November 2009, giving Arizona its first tangible tool to attract companies like Power-One. “This program offers a corporate income tax credit based upon the number of jobs created and capital invested, as well as a temporary property tax reclassification based on the level of the company’s wages. These incentives significantly increased Phoenix’s competitive position and helped eliminate other states competing for Power-One,” said Bruce MacTurk, deputy director for Business Attraction at the City of Phoenix. Coming online July 2011 is the governor’s Competitiveness Package that adds yet another draw for companies looking at Phoenix, including a $25 million deal closing fund and a “quality jobs” tax credit of up $9,000


per new job created. This program will ultimately increase Arizona’s competitiveness raking from number nine to number three in the Mountain West. By leveraging these incentives with our infrastructure, GPEC, the City of Phoenix and the Arizona Commerce Authority have built the momentum for bringing highwage jobs to Phoenix jobseekers hungry to get back to work. For Phoenix Workforce Connection, a division in the city of Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development Department, it’s vital to understand the critical connection between economic development efforts and workforce development. One of the most challenging questions for attraction teams to answer is “Will your local talent pool support our corporate needs?” The answer is a resounding yes from local workforce systems, now serving an unprecedented number of degreed and non-degreed professionals finding themselves unexpectedly faced with unemployment. Dubbed the “unlikely unemployed,” they have flooded the One Stop system looking for training in resume writing, interviewing and simple job seeking strategies. Many of these candidates were accustomed to being recruited for previous employment opportunities, so were unfamiliar with the competitive process for applying online, networking, getting an interview or landing the rare job offer in today’s landscape.

Power-One’s first Phoenix hire was Jennifer Swenson, a laid-off worker who networked through several jobseeker organizations in search of her next place of employment as the company’s Human Resources Director. The leadership team for Power-One made a commitment to hire from the Phoenix market first, Arizona second and out-of-state as a final resort. As HR Director, Swenson wasted no time marketing the company and its job openings to the hoards of engineers, operations managers, project managers and more. In 2011, Power-One is expected to hire 125 employees with a five-year projection of creating more than 350 jobs. Greater Phoenix recruitment efforts are on track to create more than 6,800 jobs over about the last year, and have drawn companies that together, invested a total of more than $764 million into the region’s economy and consumed consumed more than 5 million vacant square feet. Of the nearly 30 companies it has assisted this year, 11 of those are in the renewable energy space. As industry leaders like Power-One enter the market and others follow, their suppliers are not far behind, creating even more jobs and ensuring higher wages and better benefits for Phoenix residents.

a year after Arizona approved landmark renewable energy legislation, the state was coined the “Solar Energy King” and the country’s renewable energy leader in Business Facilities magazine.

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Calendar of Events JUNE Live, Love, Dance!

June 18, 2011 Mesa Arts Center Theaters, Mesa

Savoy Night Swing Dance

February 7-December 26, 2011 Ghost Lounge at Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix

2011 Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Festival and Heritage Celebration

June 18, 2011 South Mountain Community College, Phoenix

After Dark in the Park Phoenix

June 25, 2011 Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix

Thursday Night Market

September 16, 2010 - Ongoing Tempe’s Urban Garden, Tempe

Monday Matinee: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

June 13, 2011 Foothills Branch Library, Glendale

‘56 - The Rock & Roll Music of the 1950’s

Live Glassblowing American Fine Art Editions, Inc.

The 300th Army Band Brass Quintet

AUGUST

June 25, 2011 SKYE, Peoria

June 26, 2011 Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix

Missoula Children’s Theatre

West Valley Arts Council June 18, 2011 The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park

Moon Over Buffalo

Rawhide Western Town Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

June 3, 2010 - Ongoing Rawhide Steakhouse at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler

Safari Cart Tours The Phoenix Zoo June 20, 2008 - Ongoing The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

Andy Warhol: Who, What, Where March 5-August 6, 2011 ASU Art Museum, Tempe

Peanuts at Bat: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz June 17-September 11, 2011 Arizona Museum For Youth, Mesa

Lead Pencil Studio

June 25-September 22, 2011 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale

Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed - Recent Acquisitions from the Heard Museum April 2, 2011-February 12, 2012 Heard Museum, Phoenix

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Devonshire Dances Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Ongoing Devonshire Senior Center, Phoenix

Hell City Tattoo Festival 2011

Ghostlight Theatre June 3-July 12, 2011 Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, Surprise

August 26-August 28, 2011 Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix

Pinocchio

Ongoing The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

June 11-August 20, 2011 Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert

Land of the Dragons

75 Years of Nonstop Service

Flashlight Tours

January 1-October 31, 2011 Phoenix Airport Museum Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Spring Wildlfower

California Dreamin’: Reflections on Land and Culture

May 5-August 27, 2011 Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix March 21-June 21, 2011 Gallery Andrea, Scottsdale

Digital Daze Arizona Science Center June 17, 2011 Arizona Science Center, Phoenix

November 8, 2008 – Ongoing American Fine Art Editions, Inc., Scottsdale

JULY StarLab Planetarium Giant StarLab Planetarium Shows Challenger Space Center Ongoing Challenger Space Center, Peoria

Big Coats - Ceramic Sculptures by Robert Brubaker

January 15-November 13, 2011 Heard Museum North Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Dig It! Children’s Hands On Gallery Ongoing

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, Phoenix

Building Big

Ongoing Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix

Katy Perry

August 3, 2011 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

January 1-September 4, 2011 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix

Mariachi Mystery Tour

Daytime Fireworks and Exploding Watermelons

Music on Mill Downtown

July 2-July 4, 2011 Arizona Science Center, Phoenix

Tempe Community, Inc. Thursday Nights Ongoing Mill Avenue District, Tempe

Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Peoplesongs

July 7, 2011 Scottsdale Arts District, Scottsdale

I Leave You My PortraitAn Exhibition of Artworks by the Phoenix Fridas Vision Gallery June 10-July 30, 2011 Vision Gallery, Chandler Downtown Chandler Art Walk Downtown Chandler Third Friday every Month – Ongoing Downtown Chandler, Chandler

August 13, 2011 Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix

July 26-August 4, 2011 Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix

Hairspray

July 8-August 7, 2011 Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale

Little Shop of Horrors

July 15-August 27, 2011 Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert


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Rockin’ R Wrangler Western Supper and Wild West Stage Show Ongoing Rockin’ R Ranch, Mesa

Henry Albatross (and other fictions) by Joseph Ward June 3, 2011 – Ongoing Practical Art, Phoenix

SEPTEMBER Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth

September 3, 2011-January 23, 2012 Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

Mexicans in Phoenix Carnegie Center Library September 8, 2011 Carnegie Center Library, Phoenix

Romeo and Juliet

August 19-September 4, 2011 Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria

West Side Story ASU

September 27-October 2, 2011 ASU Gammage, Tempe

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons

September 20, 2011-January 22, 2012 Arizona Museum For Youth, Mesa

2011 Red Rocks Music Festival Baroque on the Rocks Red Rocks Music Festival September 1, 2011 Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix

Howard Miata with The 52nd Street Jazz Band - Arizona Classic Jazz Society, Inc. September 25, 2011 Crowne Plaza San Marcos, Chandler

Mexicans in Phoenix

2011 Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts October 1, 2011 Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix

Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland Theater Works

Ofrenda Offering

American Salute

Pioneer Living History

POP City of Tempe Cultural Services

October 20-October 23, 2011 Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix October 17-November 2, 2011 Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Ongoing Pioneer Living History Village, Phoenix

Magical Music Tour

October 2, 2011 Mesa Arts Center Theaters, Mesa

Big Band Tribute to Ray Charles Lakeshore Producers, LLC October 22, 2011 Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe

Celtic Thunder

October 24, 2011 Mesa Arts Center Theaters, Mesa

The Brentano String Quartet ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts October 28, 2011 Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe

The Miles Davis Experience: 19491959 October 14, 2011 Mesa Arts Center Theaters, Mesa

NOVEMBER Chiles and Chocolate Festival

November 11-November 13, 2011 Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Wally’s Warehouse Waifs Arizona Classic Jazz Society, Inc.

November 3, 2011 ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Paradise Valley

The Monkey and The Pirate The Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Wynonna

November 3, 2011 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

Kathy Kosins with Tamir Hendelman Lakeshore Producers, LLC

OCTOBER

November 18, 2011 Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe

Cinderella - World Premiere Ballet Arizona

Mr. ConservativeThe Story of Barry Goldwater

October 20-October 23, 2011 Symphony Hall, Phoenix

November 1-November 6, 2011 ASU Gammage, Tempe

The Great Pumpkin Festival

September 8, 2011 Carnegie Center Library, Phoenix

August 17-September 11, 2011 The Great Arizona Puppet Theater, Phoenix

Blue Man Group

November 1, 2011 John Paul Theatre, Phoenix

November 4-November 20, 2011 Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria November 6, 2011 Mesa Arts Center Theaters, Mesa

November 4, 2011-February 29, 2012 Tempe Main Post Office, Tempe

Off The Grid

January 7, 2011 – Ongoing Latino Arts and Cultural Center, Phoenix

DECEMBER The Nutcracker Ballet Arizona

December 9-December 26, 2011 Symphony Hall, Phoenix

Chava Alberstein

December 8, 2011 Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix

Danny Long Arizona AZ Classic Jazz Society, Inc.

December 9, 2011 ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Paradise Valley

Dave Coz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011 December 14, 2011 Mesa Arts Center Theaters, Mesa

Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Tour Lakeshore Producers, LLC December 23, 2011 Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe

Michael Jackson - The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil December 30-December 31, 2011 US Airways Center, Phoenix

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

December 6-December 11, 2011 ASU Gammage, Tempe

A Christmas Carol Theater Works

December 2-December 18, 2011 Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria

Stomp ASU

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RELOCATIONGUIDE Everything you need for a hassle free move.

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BEFORE YOU LEAVE 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 (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, insur ance, 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.

FOR YOUR NEW LOCATION Secure telephone directory and a city map. Arrange for services at new home (utilities, newspaper, mail). Transfer license.

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Check school schedules and student enrollment requirements. 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.

SETTING UP NEW ACCOUNTS NATURAL GAS

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Southwest Gas Arizona Public Service Salt River Project Black Mountain Gas (Cave Creek/Carefree) Mesa City

602.861.1999 602.371.7171 602.236.8888 480.488.3402 480.644.2221

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602.490.2355

WATER

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623.478.3230 623.349.6800 480.488.9100 602.358.4211 480.782.2280 877.671.0348 480.837.3411 623.930.3190 623.932.3015 623.932.3015 480.644.2221 623.773.7160 602.262.6251 480.312.2461 623.214.8629 800.383.0834 480.350.8361 623.936.7111 928.684.2761 602.262.6251 discovertheregion.com 06/11

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PERSONAL ACCOUNTS

ELECTRICITY

Pharmacy

Supplier for electric is based on the city you are moving to.

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Services Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree/Cave Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City West, Tempe, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sun City.

Laundry Service Auto Finance Company

Poison Control 602.253.3334 or 1.800.362.0101 Crime Stop Phoenix Police Department 602.262.6151 Suicide Prevention Center Hotline 480.784.1500 Arizona Highway Patrol 602.223.2000

VOTER REGISTRATION 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: The Maricopa County Department of elections 602.506.1511 League of Women Voters 602.997.5218 Political Party Offices All City Clerk offices Drivers License (MVD) Special mail in forms at all locations above and can also be found at any Post Office and some local Libraries. June 2011 Discover The Phoenix Region

Health Club

CHECKLIST FOR RELOCATION

Cable America 480.461.0715 Cable Plus 602.956.7040 Cox Communications 602.277.1000 Sun Lakes Cable 480.895.8084 Wander Cable 800.626.0297

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Credit Card Companies

Mesa electric is supplied by the City of Mesa 480.644.2221

CABLE

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Bank/Finance Companies

SRP Salt River Project 602.236.8888

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality maintains a recycle hot line. To find out why recycling is important, what can be recycled and where, also pick up conservation tips. Call 480.782.3430.

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Lawn Service

APS Arizona Public Service 602.371.7171

RECYCLING

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Dry Cleaner

PUBLICATIONS Newspapers Magazines Newsletters Professional Journals

PERSONAL SERVICES Doctor(s) Dentist Accountant Lawyer BROKER INSURANCE AGENCY

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 Cable/Satellite Fuel (Oil/Propane) Sewer District


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Featured Recipe Linguini Marsala with Chicken and Italian Sausage

Primary Ingredients:

Secondary Ingredients:

1 oz blended oil & 1 tbs whole butter 1/2 oz red onion julienne 1 oz red bell pepper julienne 1 oz sliced mushrooms 2 oz diced cooked chicken 2 oz sliced italian sausage 1 cup cooked linquini noodles

1 tsp chopped garlic 1 pinch crushed red pepper 2 oz marsala wine 3 oz heavy cream 1 tsp basil chiffonade 1 oz shaved asiago cheese

Warm a sautĂŠ pan and add the ingredients. SautĂŠ until cooked and add 1 tsp chopped garlic and toast garlic then add 1 pinch of crushed red pepper. Deglaze with 2 oz of Marsala and add 3 oz of heavy cream and 1 tsp of basil chiffonade. Reduce the cream sauce and toss with linguini. Place in bowl and top with 1 oz of shaved asiago cheese.

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