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The Road to a Green Economy is About to Get Rough. Go Solar Before August 31st Deadline!

The financial unpredictability of utilitydistributed electric power has been a consistent theme in this column. We have argued repeatedly that the cost of electricity could potentially rise faster than incomes and consumer prices overall, and so far that has been enough to convince our customers—as well as homeowners around the country—that locking in energy costs with a rooftop solar system is a sensible investment.

But now, homeowners are faced with two impending challenges. First, and most time critical, the export rate, the means by which homeowners recoup their solar investment costs, will be reduced August 31st, making it imperative that homeowners who are interested in solar decide quickly. Homeowners who sign up for solar after August 31 will be paid 10 percent less for the extra energy their systems produce and export to the grid (receiving 7.6 cents per kWh from APS rather than 8.5 cents per kWh). To realize the same economic benefit from their investment, these homeowners will need a system that’s larger and, hence, more expensive.

All this means that if you are interested in going solar but slow to commit, you’re between a rock and a hard place. It’s especially important now, before the end of August, that homeowners go solar so that they can avoid getting squeezed from both sides.

Second, the potential for such a massive price hike is starting to look like a sure thing. That is because of widespread uncertainty and worry over the EPA’s recent proposal to

drastically shrink power-plant emissions, which foreshadow a rocky path ahead for utilities with significant greenhouse-gas-emitting assets.

As with any other air-quality requirement, the EPA has to show that feasible technologies exist that polluting companies can use to comply with the agency’s proposed rules, and the agency says it has done so. In fact, the EPA has described the cost impact of its requirements— including a 90-percent reduction of emissions by 2035—as “negligible.”

Yet certain facts and contrary assessments cast doubt on that claim.

Carbon capture and storage—the technology necessary to comply with the agency’s proposed 90-percent-capture rule— has not quite proven itself as an actual long-term industrial asset. None of America’s plants use it to any significant degree, and, as Politico noted in an article earlier this year, “only one coal plant in the U.S. has ever installed it on a commercial scale, and equipment failures and billions of dollars in cost overruns plagued its few years of service.”

As the technology’s name implies, capturing the carbon dioxide is only half the task. There is no infrastructure for transporting CO2 to the places where it must be stored and little movement toward changing that, according to Politico.

Finally, other actions the federal government has taken don’t exactly shore up confidence. On the same day that EPA’s proposed rule was published, the Department of Energy announced an up-to-$45.5-million grant “to advance carbon dioxide (CO2) capture

technologies.” Not “implement” the technologies, but “advance” them, presumably from a, well, not-so-advanced state of development.

Comments on the proposed rule reveal widespread uncertainty and consternation over the feasibility of CSS, among other aspects of EPA’s rule, suggesting that a smooth transition could be less certain than assumed. Every letter we read that came from an affected industry requested an extension to the EPA’s 60-day period for receiving comments, citing either the complexity of the EPA’s proposed rules, doubt over whether compliance would be as do-able or painless as the agency predicted, or both.

And, whatever its operational readiness, the technology is expensive. The research that the EPA relies on shows the cost of electricity generation (per unit of energy) roughly doubling with installation of CSS equipment.

It’s not hard to figure out what all this means for energy consumers. According to the law of supply and demand, plant shutdowns and technical difficulties entail higher energy prices. Solar power, unlike carbon capture, is a proven and reliable technology, and it offers families freedom from the increasingly heavy burden of dirty energy. But if you’re considering going solar, time is running out to secure the best deal.

The power company isn’t waiting to maximize the value it gets from rooftop solar systems. If you’re ready to put the sun to work for your household, then call SunSolar Solutions today at 623-562-9009 to have a design prepared for your home free of charge.

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Concealed Az is inviting the public to join a five-hour Arizona Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., in North Phoenix, on Aug. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The class aims to provide participants with the certificate and paperwork necessary to apply for an Arizona CCW permit.

Though firearms and range time are not included in the class, it will offer a comprehensive legal review. For attendees purchasing the Essentials ticket or higher, fingerprinting is included. Participants must procure a $60 money order after class for the application fee charged by the state of Arizona.

Though the permits will not be issued during the class, successful completion of this course is an important step towards acquiring the permit issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The Arizona CCW permit offers several benefits. It is reciprocated in 36 other states, including Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, and permit holders can skip the federal NICS background check when purchasing a firearm, as they are pre-approved by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

More information can be found at https://concealedaz. com or by contacting or 602633-5833.


The Desert Ridge Community Association (DRCA) is set to host a casual get-together on August 8 for community residents, providing an open forum

to discuss topics of common interest and concern. This informal gathering, known as the Coffee Club, will be held at the Cambria Hotel Phoenix - North Scottsdale, 4425 E. Irma Lane, and it offers an excellent opportunity for community members to mingle and forge new friendships.

Complimentary light breakfast will be served during 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., adding to the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Sharon L. James, DRCA community relations specialist, will be the primary point of contact for the event.

Residents interested in attending the event or with any queries may reach out to Sharon James at 480-5514559 or via email at



Bloomberg Philanthropies selected Phoenix as one of 17 finalist cities to receive up to $1 million as part of its Public Art Challenge. This unique grant program supports public art projects that address essential local civic issues in cities nationwide.

Phoenix’s proposed project, ¡Sombra!, aims to address heat mitigation by creating a family-friendly festival introducing a dialogue about Phoenix’s urban heat challenges to a new audience. The festival will engage residents with experiential and educational public art installations and activities for children, food, and music to celebrate the community.

¡Sombra! will foster community dialogue among residents about the city’s extreme heat challenges. The project will feature up to 12 artists whose work responds to the urban heat crisis. These works may include shade and cooling structures that create streetscale microclimates; installations that promote the protective beauty, comfort, and cooling power of hats and parasols; and other participatory arts experiences that provoke dialogue about rising temperatures and sustainable heat-mitigating tactics. These installations will debut at the one-day ¡Sombra! Festival but installations will remain on display for a year.

Sweat, stretch, and soothe your soul with the free outdoor yoga series led by experienced instructors with Radi8 Hot Yoga. Held Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., participants can enjoy a free hot yoga class in The Courtyard near Copper Blues Live and Barnes & Noble. All levels are welcome, just bring your own yoga mat and come prepared with water and sunscreen. To learn more, visit

Phoenix was selected as a finalist from more than 150 project proposals from cities in 40 U.S. states. This fall, Bloomberg Philanthropies will select up to 10 winning cities to execute their projects over the next two years.


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City News Desert Ridge Marketplace to Welcome Four New Tenants

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“The arrival of these new brands brings the center to 99.4% leased and reflects the marketplace’s commitment to meeting the diverse needs of its shoppers,” says Jenny Cushing, vice president of leasing for Vestar.


Highly anticipated beauty industry leader, Sephora is set to join Desert Ridge Marketplace this winter. Sephora is a destination for beauty enthusiasts offering a team of expertly trained beauty advisors ready to provide guidance and recommendations, while featuring over 340 carefully curated brands. Sephora will be located inside The District near Nike Unite and The District Stage.


Foley Ranch, one of several new restaurant concepts at the property, will open this fall. Anticipated to be the Valley’s hottest country bar, Foley Ranch will feature the best in BBQ – inspired by celebrity Chef Brian Duffy – country music, dancing, and delicious drinks. The nearly 7,000-square-foot venue will be located on the west side of the center between BJ’s Restaurant and Barrio Queen.


First-to-market concept, Backyard will also be joining the lineup in 2024. This pup-friendly bar and grill will be the perfect spot to meet friends, find fun, and comfortably kick back in an over 8,000-square-foot open-air playground. Created by the hospitality and entertainment powerhouses of Evening Entertainment Group, Backyard has the ultimate large-scale patio vibe with a colorful, yet rustic and relaxed space that is packed with games, TVs, bars, food, and entertainment.


Another eatery joining Desert Ridge Marketplace this year is Nautical Bowls. Nautical Bowls will make its way to the northwest side of the shopping center near Albertsons. With superfood bowls, acai, and other tasty menu items, Nautical Bowls provides a healthy and filling option that is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel the day. Plus, each bowl is gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, soy-free, contains zero refined sugars, and is made with organic, all-natural ingredients.

Earlier this year, Desert Ridge Marketplace announced the additions of Kona Grill, Jin Jia Chinese Cuisine, Fat Tuesday, and Yonutz Fantastical Donuts and Ice Cream, all opening this year. Spitz Mediterranean also recently opened in May inside The District near the Splash Pad. The center continues to see promising growth that is pushing established brands to invest in renovations and updates to their locations; recent renovations include Target, JOANN, Sunglass Hut, and more.

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City News Get Your Game On

Premier tech-driven mini golf venue Puttshack makes its debut in Scottsdale Quarter.

IN THE BUSTLING PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA, NEW VENUES FOR WHOLESOME FAMILY FUN HAVE ALWAYS FOUND A WARM WELCOME. The Valley has just added another feather to its entertainment cap, presenting a delightful new locale where daylight brings joy for all ages, and evening hours promise sophisticated enjoyment for those over 21. Welcome to Puttshack Scottsdale, now unveiled in the heart of Scottsdale Quarter.

Puttshack isn’t just your run-of-the-mill mini golf experience. It’s a fusion of futuristic technology and traditional fun, offering an indoor golfing experience that caters to both children and adults. Nine innovative holes may not seem like a full round, but the technological magic embedded within the course layout ensures that each putt is memorable.

Beyond the greens, Puttshack Scottsdale offers a fullservice restaurant and bar, enhancing the enjoyment with delightful refreshments. The mini golf game gets an innovative twist, with golf balls boasting patented technology that automatically links to your game profile. This revolutionary feature lets players focus less on scorekeeping and more on the thrilling experience.

Here’s how the scoring works: A hole in one nets you 50 points, two shots earn 40 points, three shots bring in 35 points, and it scales down to 15 points for 9 or 10plus shots. Bonuses and hazards along the course can either amplify your score or pose exciting challenges. Pricing is modest and varies with age - $14 for ages 13 and up, and $9 for the younger players.

The venue invites guests to enjoy their drinks on the course, with dedicated spaces at each hole to rest your beverage. The bar is stocked with a variety of drink options, from specialty cocktails and a range of beers and wines to an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails for non-drinkers or underage players.

And for those with an appetite, Puttshack’s menu offers a wide array of appetizing dishes. From zesty steamed edamame and Maryland crab dip to a selection of delectable flatbreads such as the mighty meatball and margherita extra, there’s a dish to suit every palate. Salads, sandwiches, and burgers round out the menu, leaving no one hungry.

Located at 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, within the Scottsdale Quarter, Puttshack welcomes families until 8 p.m., after which the venue caters exclusively to patrons aged 21 and over. Plan your family outing accordingly to ensure a memorable time for all. For additional information, visit

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Say ‘Snow Long’ to Summer with the Ultimate Chillout Party at Scottsdale Quarter

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SCOTTSDALE QUARTER IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR SCOTTSDALE RESIDENTS LOOKING FOR A BREAK FROM SUMMER BOREDOM. With exciting new shopping destinations and unique events, The Quarter is the ultimate shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

To celebrate the end of summer, The Quarter is hosting the Beat the Heat summer social on August 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature 10 tons of snow, cool treats, yard games, balloon twisters, and music. Guests can also enjoy the shade of cooled tents and splash around in the center’s pop jet fountain. The first 500 attendees will also receive giveaways. For event details, visit the Beat the Heat event page at

The shopping center has also added some exciting new retailers to their lineup. Reformation, known for their stylish and sustainable women’s fashion, is now open on North Street, across from a new Beach Bunny Swimwear location. And on South Street, JOJO’s Shake BAR is shaking things up with a modern, yet familiar diner experience featuring over-the-top shakes and elevated diner favorites.

Whether you prefer catching a movie, playing a round at the recently opened Puttshack, indulging in a shopping spree, enjoying a delicious meal at the unique eateries, or simply taking an evening stroll under the beautiful palm trees, Scottsdale Quarter offers a range of entertainment options to keep visitors entertained this summer.

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City News Vintage Shopping Extravaganza Returns to Scottsdale’s WestWorld

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THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED JUNK IN THE TRUNK VINTAGE MARKET IS SET TO MAKE ITS GRAND RETURN TO WESTWORLD FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO 17. Celebrated as a shopping extravaganza, this semi-annual event provides a platform for local small businesses and creative artisans to showcase their unique offerings.

Encompassing an expansive 120,000 square feet of WestWorld, this shopping hotspot will feature more than 160 small businesses hailing from various parts of the country. True to its reputation, the event promises a trove of unique items, ranging from vintage antiques and hand-crafted jewelry to bespoke furniture and decor. Over the years, Junk in the Trunk has evolved into a sought-after event for shopaholics across the Southwest.

“There really is something for everyone – art, rugs, jewelry, candles, industrial, shabby-chic, vintage,”

says Coley Arnold, co-founder of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. “You can get something for your house, your kids, your friends and family, yourself…there is so much shopping under one roof. It’s a really fun event – we have live music, food trucks, there really is something for everyone to come out and enjoy the weekend.”

“We have new vendors every market, and this market is no different!” says Lindsey Holt, who co-founded the event with Arnold. “We have an amazing collection of local vendors and small businesses coming from all over the country to set up in one location. Small business is so important – markets like ours are how these businesses make their living and support their families. By coming, you’re not only shopping for oneof-kind items at the market, you’re also supporting small businesses.”

Since its humble beginnings in a backyard in 2011, Junk in the Trunk has grown exponentially, welcoming

over 250,000 shoppers across Arizona and California. In its decade-long journey, Holt and Arnold have supported more than 3,000 small businesses and remain committed to engaging the local community and partnering with local nonprofits.

WestWorld is located at 16601 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. Junk in the Trunk offers tickets priced between $8 to $60. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of the event.

Details for ticket sales, which commence on August 1, include a VIP shopping event on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. Early entry tickets for Saturday, Sept. 16, are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. Discounts are available for veterans, active military, and attendees wearing official Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market apparel. For more information, visit

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Eclectic Mix of Genres Shines in August MIM Line-Up




Thursday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Texas-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Jess Williamson brings her daringly personal music from her new album, “Time Ain’t Accidental,” to MIM.


Sunday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 6 & Monday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m.

The British two-tone ska band known for their unique blend of soul, reggae, pop, and punk brings their classic hits and infectious dance rhythms to the MIM stage.


Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

Celebrated worldwide as one of the top rock and fusion guitarists, Greg Howe will be presenting his signature technique and selections from his upcoming 11th solo album.


Wednesday, Aug. 9 & Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.

Led by trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, this timeless jazz ensemble continues the grand tradition of excellence and grandeur of jazz established by bandleader Count Basie.


Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Experience an evening full of stories and songs with the two-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame member, Bobby Rush.

The influential folk artist who helped shape the folk revival of the 1960s will grace the stage, presenting his passionate, tender music that continues to inspire generations of artists.


Friday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. American Idol 2018 winner Maddie Poppe is set to enchant audiences with her folksy singer-songwriter style, sharing new material from her forthcoming release, including her latest single, “Good Enough to Let You Go.”

Tickets for all concerts can be purchased online at the MIM website or directly from the ticket office. Doors open an hour before the scheduled start time of each show. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. For more information, visit

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Perfecting the ‘Swish’: Arizona’s First Basketball Shooting Facility Debuts

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SWISH FACTORY, ARIZONA’S FIRST DEDICATED BASKETBALL SHOOTING FACILITY, OFFICIALLY OPENED ITS DOORS IN JULY. Nestled along the 101 at 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 408, this state-of-the-art sports complex brings an innovative approach to basketball training and recreational playing to the city of Peoria.

The sprawling 4,000 square-foot indoor court, equipped with 10 individual shooting bays, promises an experience that caters to all basketball enthusiasts, from beginners to seasoned athletes. With each bay hosting top-of-the-line Shoot-A-Way “Gun” 12k machines, players can shoot up to 600 times in 30 minutes, a perfect setting for those looking to enhance their shooting skills and enjoy the exhilaration of the game.

Unique to Swish Factory are two of the shooting bays situated on the baseline, extending beyond 22 feet to enable practice for the crucial “Corner 3” shots. The remaining eight front-facing bays are designed with markings for a 15-foot free-throw, a 19’9” three-pointer, and a 23’9” NBA distance. The setup is designed to provide real-world practice scenarios to help players perfect their form and achieve that satisfying “swish” consistently.

All bays also come with 72” regulation backboards and custom Wilson Evolution basketballs to create an environment that replicates an authentic basketball game scenario, further enhancing the practice experience for players.

Swish Factory’s primary focus is to elevate the players’ shooting technique. By employing high-tech equipment and a detailed, precision-based layout, the facility seeks to empower players to unlock their full shooting potential, paving the way for victories on the court.

The opening of Swish Factory adds a new dimension to Arizona’s sports scene. By offering a dedicated environment for basketball shooting, the facility aims to cultivate a passionate community of players, making it a must-visit destination for all basketball lovers in and around the Peoria area.

Step into Swish Factory and experience the thrill of precision shooting and the satisfaction of seeing the ball glide effortlessly through the net. Whether you’re a budding player looking to hone your skills or an experienced player seeking the right training ground, the Swish Factory provides the equipment, the space, and the inspiration you need to elevate your game. For more information, visit

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City News Disco in the Desert: A Night of ‘70s Nostalgia!

GET READY TO STEP BACK IN TIME AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A NOSTALGIA-PACKED DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA, 6902 E. GREENWAY PKWY. The resort is set to host its Kierland After Dark Series: Disco in the Desert on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event, a part of the resort’s summer celebration, will transport attendees to the glamorous and iconic 1970s. Disco enthusiasts are invited to flaunt their fabulous outfits, groove to classic tunes, and experience a night reminiscent of legendary Studio 54 parties.

Relive the golden age of disco, create unforgettable memories, and experience an unforgettable night of ‘70s nostalgia at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Disco in the Desert. This event is your opportunity to dust off your bell bottoms, and step back into the groovy era of the 1970s.

Music will be provided by The Polyesters, fronted by the talented Raun Alosi. Accompanying the live band is a DJ who will keep the energy high with an electric mix of dance music. Attendees can show off their best dance moves on a dazzling light-up dance floor, with the chance to win a prize for the best ‘70s attire.

For a cost of $55 per person, participants will enjoy three hours of live music, a complimentary welcome cocktail, and a souvenir photo to commemorate the night. If you want to prolong the experience, you can book a guest room for $169.

The resort also offers a Saturday Night Fever VIP package for two at $575, which includes upgraded room accommodations, elevated seating, bottle service, a dedicated server, and a fun bubble gun to enhance the night’s festivities.

To purchase tickets, please visit the event’s page on Eventbrite.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children to Host Inaugural ACFC Golf Classic

New fundraising event to help spread awareness and support local children with cancer.


The all-day event will welcome more than 140 golfers at the Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, which features two scenic courses, lakes, towering trees, and mountain views for what is sure to be a challenging and memorable golfing experience.

“I am very excited about the upcoming Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children’s inaugural Golf Classic,” says Chrisie Funari, president and founder of ACFC. “It is an important and meaningful event aimed at supporting Arizona children with cancer.”

Since 2014, the nonprofit has aided over 10,000 people by not only impacting the lives of children, but also providing support for entire families. All funds raised from the inaugural ACFC Golf Classic will directly benefit ACFC.

“The new ACFC Golf Classic will bring together golf enthusiasts and supporters to raise funds and awareness for a noble cause,” says Funari. “Their support will provide hope and assistance to young patients and their families.”

Later this year, ACFC is set to host its fourth annual Ava’s Tree House Gala at the Montelucia Resort and Spa in the Alhambra Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event will include a hosted cocktail hour, an exquisite dinner, live entertainment, and more in support of the nonprofit’s courageous vision to welcome every family affected by pediatric cancer through its doors.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children’s mission is to provide social, emotional, and financial support directly to families managing the health and wellbeing of a loved one with pediatric cancer. For more information on the nonprofit, or to register or donate, visit

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OHM Fitness to Open Third Arizona Location in Desert Ridge

Photos courtesy of OHM Fitness

OHM FITNESS IS OPENING ITS THIRD ARIZONA LOCATION IN THE AREA. The new studio is slated to open in early August and will take over the former 2,800-square-foot Eat the Frog Fitness studio located in Desert Ridge Marketplace on Tatum Boulevard. OHM Fitness co-founder Doug Payne will collaborate with the former members of Eat the Frog to demonstrate the true potential of fitness and introduce the community to new technology and a Fitness 2.0 mindset.

“Desert Ridge presents a promising opportunity for our next OHM Fitness location,” says Payne. “This is a community known for its affinity toward wellness and related concepts. We look forward to inspiring and transforming the fitness experience for everyone involved, offering fresh perspectives and innovative approaches in Desert Ridge.”

Having gained valuable experience through their involvement with Orangetheory Fitness, Massage Envy, European Wax Center, and now OHM Fitness, Payne and his co-founders, Eric Hannam and Steve Belknap, possess a keen understanding of market dynamics.

The partners opened the first OHM Fitness studio in August 2022 in Scottsdale near McDowell Mountain and established its headquarters down the road. OHM Fitness’ second Arizona location is also slated to open this August in Gilbert at the new Cooley Station mixed-use lifestyle center. Since its opening, the company has sold the rights to nine territories totaling more than 275 future studios. Territories in development now include Arizona, San Diego, South Florida, New Jersey, Washington D.C, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas.

Former “Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise” contestant, Demar Jackson, better known as DJ, will join the OHM Fitness team as one of the first trainers at the Desert Ridge location. His long history in the wellness and fitness industry, paired with his large brand following, will make him a great addition to the OHM Fitness family.

“OHM Fitness is transforming the fitness scene with its unique group fitness approach, and I’m honored to be a part of this team,” said DJ. “Health and wellness have always been important to me, and I love being able to bring high energy and a motivational atmosphere to my clients.”

For more information, visit

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Paradise Valley Unified School District Streamlines

Access to Nutritious Meals, Urges Families to Apply

The Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) is taking strides to support families in their community by urging them to apply for free and reduced meals as part of the National School Lunch Program. The process is aimed at ensuring children receive nutritious meals to boost their academic performance.

Camille Unruh, the director of Nutrition and Wellness, says, “The process is simple, and the benefits can be significant. Families participating in the program have access to nutritious food, which can help improve their children’s academic performance.”

Eligibility for the program is determined annually by income guidelines. If a family’s household income falls within these thresholds, they may qualify for free or reduced meals at school.

“PVSchools encourages all parents to submit a free and reduced meal application annually, regardless of their income,” says Unruh.

Applications can be submitted online at and are usually processed within 24 business hours. Paper applications are also available at each school. However, processing paper

applications can take longer. Once a paper application is completed, it should be returned to the school’s kitchen manager.

Information about meal prices and menus is available on the Nutrition & Wellness webpage in both English and Spanish.

Completing the form can offer additional benefits besides meals. Eligible families can receive reduced registration fees for Advanced Placement (AP), SAT, and ACT tests, as well as discounted rates on costs associated with applying for college and participating in other extracurricular programs.

The National School Lunch Program provides free or reduced-price meals to qualifying students. Breakfast and lunch are offered at no charge for students who qualify. The program operates in all schools in the district and applications must be completed annually at the start of each school year.

In other news, PVSchools is hiring kitchen staff at various locations. Those interested in joining the team are urged to contact the Nutrition and Wellness office at 602-449-2274.

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New Christian Preschool Opening in Cave Creek this Fall

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Carefree Christian Academy, a Christ-centered and creative arts private school in Cave Creek, announce the grand opening of Carefree Christian Preschool, last month combining God and creative arts curriculum for Christian families.

Both schools are founded by Carefree Church and located on the vibrant Carefree Church campus. As part of Carefree Christian Academy, this new preschool is dedicated to providing a nurturing and faith-based educational environment for children in the North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale areas. Enrollment is now open for the fall of 2023, and parents are invited to schedule a tour to experience the preschool’s exceptional programs firsthand.

Carefree Christian Preschool, 5025 E. Carefree Hwy., aims to create a loving and inclusive community where children can grow spiritually, academically, and socially. The preschool’s faith-based curriculum fosters the development of each child’s relationship with God, instilling Christian values and principles at an early age. Through engaging creative arts activities, interactive Bible stories, and prayer, children will be encouraged to explore their faith and develop a strong moral foundation.

“We are thrilled to launch Carefree Christian Preschool, a place where children can grow in their faith and flourish academically,” says Selene

Nelson, director of Carefree Christian Preschool. “Our goal is to provide a nurturing and joyful environment where children feel loved, valued, and inspired to explore their relationship with God. We invite parents to schedule a tour and discover the transformative learning experiences that await their children.”

The preschool’s commitment to holistic education extends beyond faith-based learning. Carefree Christian Preschool believes in the power of creative expression and hands-on play. With a focus on creative arts, children are encouraged to explore their imagination, develop critical thinking skills, and express themselves through various artistic mediums. This approach fosters a love for learning while stimulating cognitive, emotional, and social development.

Carefree Christian Preschool offers an array of age-appropriate programs designed to meet the unique needs of children at different stages of early development. From the nurturing infant and toddler program to the dynamic preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, each child will receive individualized attention and support from dedicated teachers committed to their growth and well-being. Scholarships are available and parents are encouraged to reach out for more information regarding tuition assistance programs.

To schedule a tour or learn more about Carefree Christian Preschool, visit or call 480-492-9615 or email preschool@

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Aspace helmet is vital for any astronaut traveling into space. The helmet can protect the astronaut’s skull from any sudden impacts. Engineering your own helmet takes a lot of time and testing to perfect it. Using an egg to represent an astronaut skull, use your nogging to design and test an egg-cellent helmet for your astronaut!


• 1 egg

• 1 sandwich bag per egg

• 1 water bottle

• 1 pair of scissors

• 1 roll of tape

• Any small materials around the house such as:

• cotton balls

• balloons

• small pieces of fabric

• tissue paper

• cardboard

• popsicle sticks

• string


• Make an observation on your egg. Where is it the most fragile? Where should you focus on protecting your astronaut? Place your egg in a sandwich bag and place it to the side.

• The water bottle will be the base for the helmet and can be used however you would like. The egg in the bag has to be placed within the water bottle somehow.

• Present additional materials that can be used as cushioning for your helmet. Feel free to set rules on how materials distribution will work (e.g., you can only pick three additional materials or tape counts as one material).

• Design a plan. Draw and label the needed materials. Once the design plan has been approved, you can start engineering the helmet! (Keep the egg in the bag for easy clean up).

• When complete, determine your testing site with a consistent drop height. You can stand on a chair with your arm straight out.

• Drop the helmet and see what happens! Was your astronaut protected?

Grab your space helmets and head over to Arizona Science Center. Seated under the 60-foot NanoSeam dome in Dorrance Planetarium, you’ll explore billions of stars, and so much more.

Sari Custer is a lifelong science junkie, Chief Curiosity Officer at Arizona Science Center, and mom to daughter Carson, 7. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SariOnScience.

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I’VE LIVED IN ARIZONA ALMOST MY ENTIRE LIFE AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… I love the heat! The hotter the better! Also, my favorite food is Mexican food. I could easily eat it every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Arizona has some of the best Mexican food around!

A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… chasing around my 3-year-old boy, Atlas, snuggling my French Bull Dog, Piper, and creating adventures and memories with my husband, Sam. When I am not spending time with my amazing family, I am working for one of the best organizations in Arizona, MEB Management Services. As vice president of new development, I oversee MEB’s build-to-rent properties and help Arizonans find a home that fits their needs.

MY FAMILY IS… everything to me! We lift each other up, support each other and celebrate successes together.

ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… music! It is like therapy to me; it can bring me back to a moment in time and gives me life!

MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… “Grease” because my twin sister, our friends, and I would sing and dance to it non-stop growing up. I also love “Bridesmaids” because it makes me belly laugh every single time I watch it.

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a recording artist, as I have always sung and danced. I also always knew I wanted to help people and have an impact in people’s lives.

THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT IS… “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” by Whitney Houston.

THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… my mom! She is so selfless, the hardest worker I know, has the gift of encouraging and lifting everyone up, and

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THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… the million Instagram reels my husband sent me.

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MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… BloomKidz. Their mission is to help improve the quality-of-life and wellness trajectory for children with different abilities through a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach, direct therapy services and fun, functional fitness. This nonprofit is close to my heart because my 3 year old was recently diagnosed with autism and they have a compassionate care and holistic approach to support children with diverse intellectual and developmental abilities.

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THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… our baby boy! We prayed for him for so long and seven years later he miraculously came to us. He is the sweetest and most loving little boy, and we are so grateful.

MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… exploring Italy and learning about the history and culture, eating the delicious food, drinking wine, and lounging at the Amalfi Coast.

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… it’s not about you! When I took a leadership role at MEB, I learned that it is about those you are leading and being a servant leader. You get what you give! Focus on your team and employees and keeping them happy and in turn they will make the customers and clients happy!

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Evolving Medicine: Arizona Natural Concepts Pioneers Effective Use of Cannabis for Health and Wellness

Photos courtesy of Arizona Natural Concepts

Long gone are the days of reefer madness, but with time comes progress and the medicinal benefits of cannabis are becoming more undeniable. Moreover, medical research is beginning to back up years of anecdotal evidence.

Arizona Natural Concepts (ANC), located at 1039 E. Carefree Highway, has a heavy focus on the medical patients within the community. Patients can expect a knowledgeable staff willing to help them find products to suit their specific needs.

A caring and compassionate approach is of the upmost priority for the staff at ANC. They take steps to ensure their team is always up to date on the latest research and products on the market.

One of the most exciting things they share with patients is the presence of the endocannabinoid system in all mammals. The ECS is responsible for interacting with the cannabinoids found in the plant to create homeostasis within the body.

ECS has been found to be a potent regulator of brain activity, hormonal function, and immune response. Endocannabinoids are at play as we deal

with stress, hunger, sleep, illness, and emotions. This could be the answer to as to why cannabis is seen as a cure all by so many of its proponents. The body’s ability to use and breakdown these compounds naturally is shedding much needed light on how to use cannabis effectively for a variety of issues.

A deficiency in the ECS is thought by some researchers to be a key component in the diseases seen on a massive level, many of which do not respond to pharmaceutical treatments. Understanding how the ECS works is central to assisting patients as they navigate these new waters.

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ANC is home to three brands all centered around creating products that are not only medicinally beneficial, but palatable to the senses. Each brand sources top tier material for the products they create, always keeping the medicinal value in mind.

A common ailment amongst so many patients is their inability to get a restful night’s sleep. ANC’s home brands offer an array of products focused on helping patients finally get some well-deserved rest.

Yummy Gummy is a gelatin based gummy low in sugar with flavor profiles that change seasonally. They come in doses for those who are new to cannabis, and those who may need something a bit stronger. Yummy Gummy is fully infused, allowing patients to cut them into desired doses for those who are looking to microdose.

Yummy Gummy produces limited edition runs based on the needs of the patient. For instance, the team is producing a nighttime gummy infused with CBN and melatonin. CBN is the cannabinoid that aids mainly in sleep but is also helpful in regulating the immune system.

These gummies are fairly priced, and ANC consistently runs deals. Keep an eye out for Yummy Gummy brand reps who may be on site offering up some swag with each purchase.

ANC is also home to Tipsy Turtle, a snack focused edible brand which is friendly to those with specific dietary needs. Tipsy Turtle edibles are also available in a variety of doses, allowing patients to microdose if they choose. They also offer high dosed edibles for those who have a higher tolerance and need a bit more of a heavy hitter.

Tipsy Turtle edibles offer patients the unique ability to incorporate their medicine into their daily meals whether they be sweet or savory.

These edibles are delicious enough to nosh on every day, yet affordable enough

to do it with no guilt. Keep an eye out on ANC who will consistently run deals on these amazing snacks. Be sure to look for the Tipsy Turtle brand reps who are sometimes on site with freshly baked non-med confections. They will also have swag for those who make a Tipsy Turtle purchase.

ANC also houses Achieve, their concentrate brand with a wide selection of wax for every consumer. Achieve produces Rick Simpson Oil, a potent concentrate many refer to as “the medicine” of the cannabis world. RSO can be used topically or orally.

Research has shown when there are multiple cannabinoids working together, it produces what is referred to as the Entourage Effect. Since RSO is produced using the whole plant, all the cannabinoids the plant has to offer are present.

RSO is given to patients who are dealing with major chronic conditions. It is the “go to” for many who are diagnosed with cancer. The staff at ANC has the resources to help patients safely use RSO, it is not suggested to use RSO without some guidance due to its very powerful psychoactive effects.

RSO is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, which when used topically can treat burns, abrasions, and skin cancer.

ANC runs a deal on RSO every Saturday, and the team at ANC can educate patients on how to make their RSO into a tincture, which can make it easier to consume orally. Achieve reps are consistently onsite with swag for those who make an Achieve purchase.

ANC, along with their three house brands, offer a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals from a team of dedicated professionals who are always eager and willing to help.

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Community Unique Dementia Program Enriches Young and Old

At first glance, it looks like “Grandparents’ Day” at preschool — a roomful of giggling seniors playing peekaboo with a dozen adorable toddlers.

Except these “grandmas and grandpas” aren’t related to the kiddos. No matter. They love each other just the same.

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind Intergenerational Enrichment Program, where people living with dementia enjoy activities, social engagement, and the excitement of interacting with young kids.

Located at Hospice of the Valley’s new Dementia Care and Education Campus, the Adult Day Club and adjoining Child Center help both generations flourish. The grownups are energized by the youngsters’ carefree exuberance. The children are treated to cuddles every time they climb into a soft lap for a movie, story, or song.

“Just to hear the joyful sounds of kids playing and laughing is uplifting,” says Michelle Bales, Adult Day and Intergenerational Program manager. “Sometimes we play games, sometimes we share a snack, we dance, we laugh and most of all, we appreciate what makes each of us unique. Every day we encourage connection and watch the magic happen as organic moments of joy are created.”

Numerous studies show that intergenerational programs enhance quality of life. Adults experience a more positive outlook, decreased social isolation, and improved cognitive function and overall quality of life. Children gain self-esteem, selfconfidence, and learn to make new friends. Both age groups feel valued, safe, and cared for.

“This is the best thing that could have ever happened to me,” says Judy Wind, a member of the Adult Day Club. “I love kids and these kids just keep you alive. When I

found this place, I knew I was home. I just love coming here!”

A wide array of activities ensures everyone has a great time — from art to dance, exercise, gardening, story time, movies, singing, surprising guests like a musical cowboy on a horse, petting zoo animals, and visits from therapy pets, including a miniature cow! The goal is to stimulate the senses and create joy.

An added benefit is the friendship that develops as the children and adults bond with one another. When 3-year-old Jack was planning his birthday party, the first person on his invite list was his sweet 74-year-old pal, Susan, from the Adult Day Club.

Family members like Pat McKenna can take a break from caregiving knowing their loved ones with dementia are thriving in a culture of fun. “My husband has always loved children, and this is an opportunity to spend time with them, sometimes on a one-on-one basis. The kids get a lot out of it as well. It’s just a win-win.”

The Intergeneration Enrichment Program at The Campus is also teaching youngsters that dementia is nothing to be feared. It’s empowering families who didn’t realize there was a place to turn for support. And it’s inspiring the community to learn more about this challenging disease and how to enhance quality of life as dementia progresses.

“Life doesn’t stop because someone has dementia. It changes,” says Dr. Gillian Hamilton, Hospice of the Valley medical director. “With understanding and compassion, we believe it’s possible to still find meaning, purpose, connection, and joy in living.”

The Dementia Care and Education Campus is at 3811 N. 44th St., Phoenix. In addition to the Intergenerational Enrichment Program, there are free support groups, educational classes for the community and dementia resources. For more information, visit

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Hospice of the Valley’s innovative Dementia Care and Education Campus pairs adults living with dementia and preschoolers at the onsite Child Center, operated by Prince of Peace Susan and Sophia entertain each other with toy dinosaurs. When it comes to puzzle time, the more, the merrier!

Mask Up for a Cause: Gentry Foundation’s 2023 Autism Fundraiser

Photo provided by the Gentry Foundation

Tickets for the Gentry Foundation for Autism’s annual fundraiser are now on sale. This year’s event will transport attendees to a world of mystery and intrigue in the form of a captivating Masquerade Ball slated for September 23.

Held at Warehouse215, 215 E. Grant St., in Phoenix, at 5:30 p.m., the elegant evening is set to feature gourmet catering from Creations in Cuisine, lively entertainment, and an atmosphere of whimsical elegance. It’s an opportunity for community members to don a mask, raise a glass, and support a brighter future for Arizona’s children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The funds raised from the gala will enable the Gentry Foundation to continue offering no-cost ASD evaluations to low-income families. The initiative has awarded over 500 scholarships so far, with hopes of extending further assistance to Arizona’s children and families in need.

Dr. Joseph Gentry, Ph.D., and his wife Sarah, co-owners of Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services, recognized the need for early intervention in the lives of children with autism. They founded the Gentry Foundation to decrease the age at which children in Arizona receive an initial evaluation for possible autism symptoms.

“The funds raised throughout the year and at our annual fundraising event, like this year’s Masquerade Ball, enable us to offer scholarships for free evaluations to families who cannot afford one,” says Dr. Gentry. “This year we are piloting our Family Liaison program, offering families free access to one of our liaisons who can guide parents through the challenging process of obtaining services and supports for their child postdiagnosis.”

Dr. Gentry, with 15 years of experience working with children with disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, anxiety, and other behavioral challenges, has presented his research on topics related to applied behavior

analysis, social skills, and autism spectrum disorders on a national level.

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Choosing a Successor Trustee

Do you have the right people or company named as your successor trustee?

One of the most important decisions you can make is who will be taking care of your estate – first for you if you become incapacitated and second for your beneficiaries when you are gone.


1. Availability to serve. Your sister may be financially savvy, but if she is now having health issues, will she really be able to assist you? Make sure who you pick can do the work of serving as your trustee.

2. Integrity and loyalty. Pick someone who you trust implicitly, someone who you believe would never consider misusing the trust assets.

3. Financial competence and willingness to seek assistance. You might think you need someone with business or investment savvy to be your trustee, but more important is having someone who is willing to seek out and listen to good counsel and advice.

4. Sensitivity to your beneficiaries’ circumstances. If your beneficiaries are minors or otherwise in need of an ongoing trustee to manage their inheritance, it is very important that the trustee understand what you want for them and are sympathetic to the beneficiaries’ needs.

5. Knowledge of your assets and/ or business interests. Does your trustee know what you own, or can they quickly find out with directions you leave? Do they understand your business or asset distribution? When selecting your trustee, consider what assets you own, and how they will be able to step in to manage those assets.

6. Similar values and attitudes about money. It’s important for a trustee to understand what you want for your beneficiaries in the way of distributions, access to the assets, and opportunities to manage the assets themselves. Similar values ensure your beneficiaries are treated the way you want.

7. Geographic location. With advances in technology and communication, the location of your trustee and beneficiaries may not be so important. However, consider that if you are incapacitated, you may want a trustee who is nearby. You can appoint one trustee for incapacity and a different person for after you pass.

8. Cost and amount of estate assets. Lastly, you need to consider cost. Banks and trust companies generally charge based on a percentage of the assets under management. Many don’t offer trustee services for estates under $1,000,000 (or more). Private fiduciaries, who are licensed by the state, charge on an hourly basis. While they are often willing to manage smaller estates, many have limitations. A family member or friend may be willing to manage your estate whatever its size. Remember, though, that you should provide compensation for the work the trustee performs, even if they are related to you. Our office would be happy to assist you in creating your trust plan and selecting the right trustee. Call for a free initial consultation at 602-375-6752.

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Our Estate Planning in Phoenix and Scottsdale is highly customized to meet your unique family situation, assets, values, and personal goals. Our complimentary first meeting allows you to get to know our Estate Planning team and talk about your unique situation and what plan will best fit your needs. Remember, when you choose us you are not only hiring someone to prepare your Estate Plan, you are choosing a seasoned Estate Planning attorney to guide you through this often complex process and raise questions you might not have considered. You are choosing an experienced team to create a plan that serves your family in the way that you want and, after you are gone, a trusted advisor that your loved ones can depend on. Come see us in our new, convenient office located just down the street at 5010 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 205 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602.375.6752 | | Call us today to schedule your FREE Estate Planning Consultation JOHNSON’S CLEANING THE TOTAL CLEANING SPECIALIST! RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL LOOK NO FURTHER THAN JOHNSON’S CLEANINGTHE ONLY SERVICE YOU WILL NEED TO STAY DIRTFREE AND SATISFIED! AND, YES, WE DO WINDOWS! 602-569-1077 WWW.JOHNSONSCLEANINGSERVICES.COM $15 OFF YOUR FIRST CLEANING WHEN YOU MENTION THIS AD! NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY Have you given up on cleaning your house, and would like to see it emerge from under the dirt again? We’re there for you. Looking for a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or yearly service that you can trust? Our staff is prompt, courteous, and friendly. We understand what it takes to keep your home thoroughly clean.

Sun Screens, Patio Shades and Awnings


Shade Your Way with All Pro Shade Concepts: The Valley’s Go-to Choice for Sunscreen Solutions

Photos courtesy of All Pro Shade Concepts

Phoenix native Robert Mulvin began his journey in the shade business at the tender age of 16. He first earned his stripes assembling window sunscreens in his friend’s father’s garage, a part-time gig that grew into a lifelong passion and business. Fast-forward 17 years, and today he presides over All Pro Shade Concepts, the most sought-after provider of shade solutions in the Valley.

The company has blossomed under Mulvin’s leadership, employing a team of 24 dedicated to installing, selling, and managing the inventory of the most diverse range of shade products available — from window sunscreens to retractable awnings and patio drop shades.

Mulvin’s business ethos is grounded in customer satisfaction. Offering free quotes with no sales pressure, he maintains, “We are there to inspect your home or business, not to pressure you into a sale. We pride ourselves on our transparency and offering the best price from the start.”

Why choose All Pro Shade Concepts over a big-box store solution? Mulvin explains that while a cheap shade from a large retailer might save you money in the short term, the product’s quality and longevity don’t match up to their custom-made alternatives.

Mulvin’s company prides itself on providing durable, resilient fabric shades built to withstand the punishing Arizona sun. They custom make every product, professionally measuring and installing them to ensure a perfect fit and premium feel.

“All Pro Shade Concepts only deals with the top manufacturers in the country,” Mulvin states, “This, coupled with our purchasing power, enables us to offer the lowest prices and quickest delivery and installation times.”

Offering manual and motorized shades and awnings, All Pro Shade Concepts caters to a variety of customer needs. They began offering retractable shades in 2008, adding motorized options in 2012. These shades not only shield against the Arizona sun but also extend outdoor entertainment space and retain heat during winter.

Motorized awnings come with an additional bonus — built-in dimmable LED lights as a standard feature. This addition allows users to control the lighting level conveniently via remote control. Furthermore, each awning is equipped with wind sensors and a motor override for power outage scenarios.

Apart from shades and awnings, All Pro Shade Concepts has a solid reputation for delivering superior window sunscreens. Mulvin boasts of having made and installed more than 300,000 window sunscreens to date. Customers can customize their screens by choosing the frame, sun blockage percentage, and fabric color to suit their specific needs.

The company’s Textilene shades are popular, blocking a majority of the sun’s rays and resulting in a cooling cost savings. Moreover, customers can take advantage of the SRP Screen Rebate offered by SRP for professionally installed shade screens, another smart way to stay cool during Phoenix’s scorching summers.

Mulvin says, “We conduct business with integrity, ensuring satisfaction for our clients, suppliers, and contractors.” This belief, combined with an unmatched commitment to customer service, is why All Pro Shade Concepts is the top choice for shade solutions in Arizona.

Visit the company’s website at or call 623-204-1476 for a free home or business inspection. They also welcome walk-ins at their showroom located at 21617 N. 2nd Ave. in Phoenix, though appointments are recommended to ensure the best service.

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Real Estate

Dispelling the Myths: Unraveling Real Estate Headlines with a Closer Look at the Data

Over the last few months, we’ve seen many headlines regarding real estate that frankly just aren’t true. So, let’s dig into a little bit of reality versus headlines.

To start, there have been articles about the increase in foreclosure sales, because bank-owned sales (sales by banks after a home is foreclosed) are up 333% from June 2022 to June 2023. Wow! That’s a huge percentage increase, but the increase in real numbers was three homes in 2022 versus 13 homes in 2023. A huge percentage increase but only 13 total homes. Considering the number of homes in Maricopa County, 13 is not a number to fret about.

Next, comparing June 2022 to June 2023, overall MLS sales are down 19%, but a big chunk of that drop is related to reduced investor buying. Normal re-sale

buying was only down 13%, but new construction buying was up 7.4%. So, the overall drop in buying activity is in the investor categories.

To further explain, iBuyer’s (see below) have all shown a decrease in homes being bought and sold:

• OfferPad (down 76%)

• OpenDoor (down 56%)

• Redfin (down 100%, but they actually only had four homes in 2022)

Additionally, institutional investors are down 88%, wholesale transactions are down 42%, and for sale by owner sales are down 53%.

This is a lot of news about how sales are down, but the question is, why? There are a number of reasons, but one of the main reasons is that 60% of mortgaged properties in the United States have a mortgage with an interest rate below 4%, and the owners have equity in their home,

creating a situation where homeowners are inclined to stay in their home and wait to see if interest rates come down to ensure better affordability of their mortgage payment on a future purchase.

If sellers are staying put, there are fewer homes to buy/sell, resulting in the iBuyers and institutional buyers having less to grab. Plus, and this is the big plus, sellers want to make the most money possible, and selling to an iBuyer, an institutional buyer or for sale by owner typically nets a lower sales price. When one sells to an iBuyer, one is paying for the convenience of the sale by selling the home for less. Sellers, of course, want to capture as much profit as possible, so they are calling Realtors instead of iBuyers to list their home for sale to ensure their home is marketed and sold for the most potential profit.

We’ve also seen headlines about big banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and others reporting big loan losses. When we hear loan losses, we typically think that means home loans, but it doesn’t. Much of these losses are credit card loans and commercial real estate loan losses, but not home loan losses. This makes sense in as much as we have seen commercial real estate impacted by COVID and more people working from home and more online shopping. Hence, a downturn in office space needs and retail shops. However, there is some news that commercial real estate is having a comeback and will become more stable soon.

Pricing is always a headline hot topic and we’ve seen a lot about home prices

coming down. Again, let’s look at the data in Maricopa County for June 2023:

• The re-sale median sales price was down 3.3% from June 2022 but up 1.6% from May 2023

• The re-sale median sales price has risen five months in a row and is now up 7.1% from the low point of January 2023

• The new home median sales price is up 3.7% from a year ago, and up 2.4% from last month

As always, when it comes to the value of your home and the real estate market, the most important market to know is your own specific neighborhood. Looking at nationwide data or even county data may be insufficient. If you want to know specifics about your neighborhood, please let us know and we’re happy to answer any questions.

*Data from the Cromford Report

Holly has been a Desert Ridge resident since 2000 and has been a Realtor since 2006. She is the leader of The Henbest Team with Realty One Group.

Holly is ranked in the top ½ of 1 percent of Realtors in Arizona and is a certified luxury marketing expert. She has been ranked #24 in the Top 50 Realtors by the “Phoenix Business Journal” for the past several years and recognized by “So Scottsdale!” magazine as a Real Estate Superstar for 2019, 2020 and 2021. She’s also been the #1 ranked realtor at Realty One Group/North Scottsdale for the past several years. Learn more at

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When: Aug. 8

Where: Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

What: Prepare for laughter with Nurse Blake’s latest comedy tour “Shockadvised!” A humorous exploration of nursing life, the show invites everyone for a night of hilarious stories and nursing insights. Anticipate a crowd of healthcare workers, promising a safe yet wildly entertaining experience. Don’t miss this energetic and fun-filled evening that may just require an AED! Info:


When: Aug. 8

Where: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix

What: The Friends of the Orpheum Theatre, in collaboration with Downtown Phoenix, Inc., will screen the classic film “Jaws.” Experience the thrilling tale of a great white shark in an award-winning cinematic marvel at one of downtown Phoenix’s most stunning historic venues. This fundraising event contributes towards the preservation and educational initiatives of the Orpheum Theatre. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a classic while supporting a historic landmark. Info:


When: Aug. 8 – 12

Where: Westworld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

What: Get ready for the Inside Slide event! Offering a blend of fun-filled activities like youth fundraisers, exciting raffles, and delicious morning treats,

the event promises to be a family affair. Whether you’re an aspiring competitor, a beginner eager to master the art of “slide and spin,” or a spectator fascinated by reining horse sports, this Arizona Association event has something for all. Experience a welcoming atmosphere and a range of NHRA-approved classes.



When: Aug. 11

Where: Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

What: Renowned artists Beck and Phoenix will co-headline the Summer Odyssey Tour, stopping at Footprint Center with Japanese Breakfast and Sir Chloe. Beck, an eight-time Grammy-winner and 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee, broke through with his 1994 hit “Loser.” Phoenix, a French band lauded for albums like “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” and “Bankrupt!,” shares an equal reputation in the music industry.



When: Aug. 17

Where: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix

What: Prepare for a cosmic spectacle with “The Juno Show,” featuring the celebrated alien drag queen, Juno Birch, in her theatrical solo performance. Anticipate a riotous display of self-love through playful songs and eccentric dance moves, aided by her puppet offspring. This stage extravaganza promises laughter, lobsters, and legs. Get ready, Earth, for a delightfully chaotic evening of unparalleled entertainment!



When: Aug. 18 – Sept. 13

Where: Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria

What: The uproarious new musical “Disaster!” direct from Broadway, parodies the iconic ‘70s disaster movies with unforgettable hits like “Knock on Wood” and “Hot Stuff.” The comedic musical, penned by SiriusXM’s On Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is teeming with colorful characters and memorable ‘70s anthems. The plot follows the chaos aboard a disaster-prone casino boat, struck by calamities including an earthquake and a swarm of bees, yet the eccentric crew continues their merry disco revelries.



When: Aug. 19 & 20

Where: Desert Diamond Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale

What: Get ready for Glendale’s first Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party! Watch as your favorite monster trucks like Mega Wrex and Tiger Shark battle it out under vibrant lights. The event also debuts ARCTICGON, a firebreathing dragon, and heart-pounding Freestyle Motocross stunts. Childfriendly pricing makes this an affordable family treat!



When: Aug. 20

Where: Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix

What: The iconic rock band Foreigner

announced their Farewell Tour, which includes a performance at the Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, featuring special guest Loverboy. Having captivated audiences for more than three decades with chart-topping hits like “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” and “Cold as Ice,” Foreigner is embarking on their Historic Farewell Tour. This highly anticipated event is set to celebrate the band’s impressive musical journey. With a repertoire of songs that have become rock music staples, the concluding tour of Foreigner is shaping up to be an unforgettable musical experience.



When: Aug. 20

Where: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix

What: Prepare for a unique cinematic experience with the All Puppet Players at the illustrious Orpheum Theatre. This audacious group offers a humorous spin on the Marvel film classic, “Howard the Duck.” Expect an evening filled with laughter and playful banter as these comical puppets take the center stage, providing an unforgettable twist to your usual movie night.



When: Aug. 24

Where: State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals

Dr., Glendale

What: Global superstar Beyoncé is set to return to the spotlight with her Renaissance World Tour, marking her first solo tour in more than half a decade. This highly anticipated event

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signifies a major comeback for the renowned artist.



When: Aug. 24 – 27

Where: ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave, Tempe

What: Following a successful stint on Broadway, the whimsical ghost-withthe-most is bringing his spectacle to Tempe. Prepare for a theatrical delight! This comedic musical, based on the much-loved Tim Burton film, unfolds the peculiar tale of Lydia Deetz, an eccentric teenager whose life takes an unexpected turn upon encountering a recently deceased couple and a stripe-loving demon. With its cheeky script, breathtaking set design, and an otherworldly musical score, “Beetlejuice” is hailed as “incredibly entertaining” by “Variety.” Beneath its humor-filled veneer, this performance reveals a heartfelt narrative about family, love, and cherishing every moment of existence. Info:


When: Aug. 31

Where: Westworld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

What: Join the vibrant Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival. A paradise for enthusiasts, it boasts a diverse range of exhibits from top-notch companies in sewing, quilting, needle-art, and craft supplies. Engage with live demonstrations and enrich your crafting skills. Don’t miss this creative festivity! Info:



When: Aug. 31

Where: Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix

What: The Counting Crows will sweep

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across 56 North American cities during their 2023 Banshee Season tour, accompanied by Dashboard Confessional in all but seven shows. Additionally, special guest Frank Turner will join the lineup for selected performances. It promises to be a riveting musical journey for all attendees.




When: Sept. 2

Where: Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix

What: Enjoy an engaging performance from the KIDZ BOP Kids as they bring today’s most popular songs to life on stage, featuring hits like “As It Was,” “About That Time,” and “AntiHero,” amongst others. Designed as a family-friendly pop concert, it offers an opportunity for children and their families to create enduring memories. Make sure to seize this chance for an unforgettable experience!



When: Sept. 3

Where: Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

What: Celebrated multi-platinum, Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe, and Oscar-winning artist Sam Smith marks his first North American tour since 2018 with Gloria The Tour. Phoenix’s Footprint Center will host the tour with Jessie Reyez as a special guest. Smith’s fourth album, “Gloria,” features the Grammy-nominated single with Kim Petras, a chart-topper worldwide and 2022’s only pop collaboration to earn RIAA Platinum certification.


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Entertainment Movie Reviews and Upcoming Release Dates


“No Hard Feelings”

A woman is hired to date a rich couple’s son in exchange for a car.

Simplicity is the perfect word to describe ‘No Hard Feelings.’ This fun, raunchy romp is surprisingly considerate of its leads and the subject matter. Jennifer Lawrence is absolutely incredible here, demonstrating considerable skill in physical comedy and timing, while Andrew Barth Feldman offers a softspoken performance that competes effectively with his co-star. The film adeptly illustrates the dangers of succumbing to unwanted pressure without sounding preachy. Most significantly, it sustains audience laughter throughout without overstaying its welcome, making it a pleasant surprise in an otherwise underwhelming summer.

“Run Rabbit Run”

A mother’s life begins to fall apart after her daughter begins acting strangely.

“Run Rabbit Run” serves as one of the poorest examples of “elevated” horror that purports to be “about trauma” but ultimately has nothing of substance to say. For 95 minutes, the film merely goes around in circles with its repetitive pattern. The sequence of the daughter acting weirdly, Sarah Snook experiencing a mental breakdown, and the inclusion of spooky Australian imagery, all rinse and repeat monotonously. Unfortunately, none of it is spooky or even unnerving; it is simply boring and irritating. The film doesn’t bring anything new to the table in terms of themes or filmmaking, except for imagery that is hard to discern due to excessive darkness. Overall, it’s a complete waste of time.

Rock Hudson was undeniably one of the greatest actors to have ever lived. However, this documentary reveals that behind his brilliance lay a great deal of pain. Instead of relying solely on traditional talking head interviews (though a few are included from those who knew him), the filmmakers effectively use footage from his films and voiceovers, both new and old, to narrate his journey from his early roles to his final days. The correlations drawn between fiction and reality are genuinely impressive. While this documentary may not reveal much that is new to those already familiar with Hudson’s life, it provides an essential insight into the complexity of a man’s life that was tragically not lived to its fullest potential.

this installment is a tad more uneven than the previous two. It mirrors “Mad Max: Fury Road” in how the narrative is propelled by relentless action, with each act essentially forming one major set piece. Despite its length, the film manages not to exhaust viewers but instead keeps them engaged. Moreover, there’s an emotional core delivered by our actors, both veteran and newcomer, through their compelling character portrayals. This film has everything and more, serving as a reminder of why we are drawn to the cinema.


“Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One”

August 2

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem”

August 4

“Meg 2: The Trench”


“Problemista” (Limited)

August 11

“The Last Voyage of the Demeter”

“Gran Turismo”

August 16

“Oldboy” (Limited)

August 18

“Blue Beetle”


“Back On the Strip”

“Rock Hudson:

All That Heaven Allowed”

A look into the private life of Hollywood legend Rock Hudson.

Ethan Hunt and crew face their greatest challenge yet while confronting a figure from his past.

As always, the “Mission: Impossible” movies continue to impress, even if

August 25

“White Bird: A Wonder Story”

“The Hill”

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1. Deli side

5. *”Breakfast at Tiffany’s” animal

8. Songs for one

12. What formica and biochemical have in common

13. Prefix for partly

14. Dark

15. Crew equipment, pl.

16. Steinbeck’s “East of ____”

17. Golf shirt

18. *”Marmaduke” animal

20. *”Away & Back” animal

21. Game “field”

22. Slightly insane 23. Casual top 26. Vending machine 30. Rocks, to a bartender

31. Bowling prop 34. Lush

35. Trots and canters

37. Broadcasting medium

38. Inflammatory swelling

39. Highland tongue

40. Sock pattern

42. Bring into play 43. Go back over 45. Theater passages

47. Part of a cheer

48. Lump of anything

50. Milo and Otis, e.g.

52. *”Dunston Checks In” animal

56. Wheel on a spur

57. CISC alternative

58. Private theater box

59. Resembling wings

60. MacFarlane or Rogen

61. Go-____

62. *Bullseye, Hamm and Lotso Bear, e.g.

63. Lyric poem

64. Immediately, doctor’s jargon


1. Air quality concern

2. Fibber

3. Farm measure

4. Sushi condiment

5. Natural moth repellent

6. To change, as in the U.S. Constitution

7. Fork prong

8. *”Harry Potter” animal (2 words)

9. Earthenware pot

10. *”Born Free” animal

11. I in T.G.I.F.

13. Administer diazepam

14. When Cinderella wins

19. Civil wrongs

22. “Some Nights” band

23. *”Life of Pi” animal

24. Close call

25. Bank job

26. Gossamer

27. Cry like #5 Across

28. Liquorice flavored herb

29. Hues

32. Backgammon predecessor

33. *”Babe” animal

36. *”Anchorman” and “The Wizard of Oz” animals

38. Kundera’s “Unbearable Lightness of ____”

40. “That feels good!” exclamation

41. Set in motion

44. Like a go-getter bird

46. Lies in ambush

48. Wept

49. It makes waste?

50. Singular of #17 Across

51. Home versus ____ game

52. Guesstimate phrase (2 words)

53. To perfection (3 words)

54. Taj Mahal city

55. As opposed to gross

56. *”Willard” animal


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For those craving an extra dash of nostalgia this summer, a trip to the heart of the ‘80s and ‘90s is just a booking away or visit away. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is bringing back your favorite decades through Labor Day with its latest spectacle, Let’s Roll, Summer at the Princess. The memories of yesteryears are set to spring to life in a vibrant jamboree that promises a nostalgic journey back in time.

From the moment you step onto the property, prepare to be whisked back to a colorful era where roller skates were a sensation, neon reigned supreme, and Saturday nights were adorned with fireworks and dive-in movies. Parents can relive their youth with their children, experiencing the thrill of roller skating on a real outdoor rink, taking aim in an adrenaline-pumping game of Ghost Blasterz laser tag, or trying their luck at neon mini-golf. The Arcade, brimming with retro video games, stands ready to whisk you straight back to your childhood. All these activities and more await, free for hotel guests and available from Wednesday through Sunday.

For budding young scientists, the Trailblazer’s Kid’s Club transforms into the Professor Science Learning Lab

from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Here, children aged 5 to 12 can help Professor Science carry out wild experiments, uncover the mysteries of the universe, and earn their very own Science Achievement Award.

Meanwhile, the adults can enjoy a luxurious slice of the past at the 44,000-square-foot Well & Being Spa. Offering a ‘90s-inspired water aerobics class at the Sonoran Landing Pool every Friday and Saturday in August, and home to the largest Sisley Spa in the United States, guests can start their indulgence with champagne and French pastries before losing themselves in the 90-minute Black Rose Facial.

Bookings are encouraged as soon as possible to secure a spot in this throwback paradise. The resort is offering a special Game, Glo, and Roll package, providing admission to all the resort’s activities and a $100 daily resort credit. This year’s charity partner is Thunderbirds Charities, ensuring that your nostalgia trip also contributes to a noble cause, benefitting children and families in need in the Valley.

Let’s Roll, Summer at the Princess extends beyond the hotel’s overnight guests. For just $35 per person, general admission tickets grant access to a range of attractions

from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Let the good times roll at Scottsdale Skate, an open-air roller rink disco oasis complete with an oversized roller skate for the perfect photo opportunity. Take on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer in the black light Ghost Blasterz Laser Tag or enjoy a round of glow-in-the-dark mini-golf at Neon 9 Mini Golf. Finish your evening at The Arcade, where you can rekindle your love for classic arcade games like Frogger, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, pinball, and Skee-Ball.

As you prepare to step back in time, do remember that the nightly general admission to Let’s Roll, Summer at the Princess doesn’t include access to the resort’s luxurious pools. The resort’s pools remain an exclusive perk for overnight guests, providing them a chance to cool off and relax in style after a day full of ‘80s and ‘90s fun. Please also note that parking is available but must be purchased separately. Be sure to plan your visit accordingly to make the most out of this time-traveling experience.

So, pack your bags, dust off your neon attire, and prepare to travel back in time this summer at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. As you roll back the years, you’re also rolling forward a good cause.

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