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Welcome to Fountain Hills By Linda Kavanagh Mayor of Fountain Hills Fountain Hills is recognized throughout Arizona for its pristine views and its natural, undisturbed beauty. Fountain Hills is blessed with majestic mountain scenery and panoramic desert landscapes. It truly is a community that has earned the phrase, “Come for a day; stay for a lifetime.” Fountain Hills offers every key component a top resort community can boast. The culture and art are unmatched in Arizona with sculptures, water features and other works of art adorning the town. Docentguided art walks allow visitors and residents to enjoy a collection of more than 100 pieces of artwork from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Our River of Time Museum provides detailed insight into local Arizona history and Native American culture. Fountain Hills has it all -- spas, unique shops and restaurants, renowned golf courses, entertainment and outdoor recreation. Our 740-acre McDowell Mountain Preserve offers hiking trails for every skill level that takes you deep into the unspoiled desert where nature abounds. In the heart of the town sits Fountain Park, home to our world-famous 560-foot, signature Fountain and 29-acre lake that hosts kids’ movies, outdoor concerts, Ballet Arizona, a championship level 18-hole disc golf course and our Veterans Memorial. The 64-acre park, along with our many outstanding hotels, has made Fountain Hills an attractive wedding venue for couples throughout the Valley. Fountain Hills has many popular annual events. Come visit the Great Fair in February, St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, and in the cool fall months enjoy Oktoberfest, Halloween in the Hills, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts. As a great place to live, Fountain Hills would not be complete as a family community without its outstanding pre-schools, elementary and middle schools, high school, and our charter school that serves grades K-8. Our Community Services Department offers a variety of sports and other recreational activities, along with a

very active Senior/Boomer Center. After you’ve exhausted all of the amenities in Fountain Hills, there’s still a lot more to see and do. Neighboring Fort McDowell, home to the Yavapai Nation, provides a great escape for gaming, live entertainment and various outdoor activities. You’ll enjoy golf, horseback riding in the desert, jeep rides, and other outdoor fun at Fort McDowell Adventures. The nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park also provides more than 50 miles of trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, as well as an extensive schedule of educational programs regarding the Sonoran Desert, including moonlit desert walks and overnight camping. As the Mayor of Fountain Hills, I welcome you to our wonderful community, whether you are visiting for the day or staying for a lifetime.

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Table of Contents Welcome to Fountain Hills Fountain Hills Facts Town History Fountain Town Government Building Guidelines Public Safety Government Entities Transportation Information Guide Utilities Media Telephone Directory Useful Websites Garage Sales Public Schools Charter School Preschools Home Schooling Boys & Girls Club Worship Library

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Community Center 35 Activity Center 35 Culture 36 Public Art 39 Centennial Circle 40 Greater FH Business Alliance 41 Clubs & Organizations 42 Map of Fountain Hills 46 & 47 Events 49 Things to Do 50 Attractions 51 Recreation 54 Parks 56 Hiking 57 Trail Maps 59-61 Desert Living 62 Medical 64 Assisted Living 69 Accommodations 71 Real Estate 73 Shopping 75 Restaurants 76 Chamber Greeting 78 Chamber of Commerce 79 Chamber Events 80 Visitors Bureau 81 Chamber Members 82-84 Business & Services Directory 85 & 86 Index to Advertisers 87 & 88 If you are thinking of buying or selling, Call for a FREE consultation

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Fountain Hills Facts “Fountain Hills at a glance” provides basic facts about the community, its climate and the people who live here. The information was acquired from a variety of sources including the town’s General Plan, Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, The Weather Channel, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and other general sources.

PEOPLE Population (1980 Census) Population (1990 Census) Population (2000 Census) Population (2005 Census) Population (2010 Census) Population est. at buildout (2030)

2,772 10,030 20,235 24,492 22,489 34,324

Founding birth date

Median household income (2009) Average household income (2009)

$70,731 $90,595

Dec. 15, 1970


Dec. 5, 1989 Median age Average household size


13,006 acres (20.32 square miles)

FH McDowell Mountain Preserve 940 acres (includes 200 acres owned by City of Scottsdale) Terrain

1,525 to 3,160 above sea level 500 feet higher than Phoenix

McDowell Mtns. 3,160 feet in Fountain Hills Thompson Peak (Scottsdale) 3,892 feet McDowell Peak (Scottsdale) 4,034 feet (highest peak to the west)

48.9 years old 2.33

EDUCATION School enrollment (May 2012)

1,956 students

MISCELLANEOUS Average sales price single-family home May 2010 May 2011

$382,550 $241,715

Four Peaks

7,694 feet

Total assessed valuation 2011 primary *$451,309,424 2011 secondary *$451,860,136 (*AV for Town of Fountain Hills; amount will vary for School and Sanitary districts)

Mount McDowell (Red Rock)

2,830 feet

Total sales tax rate

WEATHER (source Average July high temperature

105 degrees

Average January high temperature

65 degrees

Record high Record low

125 degrees, July 29, 1995 21 degrees, Jan. 7, 1971

Average annual rainfall 9.40 inches (last four years) (March is average wettest month and June the driest)

9.9 percent

Registered voters (May 2011) (May 2012)

16,280 16,074

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Single-family homes (2011)


Multi-family units (2011)


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History Fountain Hills is getting old enough now to have experienced all the ups and downs of being a town. The community is young – it was incorporated Dec. 5, 1989 – but it has matured nicely, and the town is rich in history, both ancient and modern, just like the state of which it is a part. Arizona became a state in 1912, and communities throughout the state celebrated its centennial in February 2012. Fountain Hills held its own party, dedicating the Centennial Circle and saluting its contributions to the state. The monuments within Centennial Circle honor Arizona’s “Five Cs”: cattle, copper, citrus, cotton and climate, as well as Fountain Hills’ devotion to the arts. More than 24 sculptures have been installed in or around the circle. The public space is encircled by Fountain Hills Community Center, Maricopa County Library and the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum. The expanses surrounding Fountain Hills, including the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Verde Communities and the nearby mountain ranges, present a rich and fabled background that includes Native American migrations, mining tales, trappers, gun battles, wagon trails and the rise of a modern city today known as Phoenix. The “early day” history dates back centuries when the area was a lush desert environment for Native Americans who inhabited the region, drawn mainly by the area’s two major rivers, the Verde and the Salt. The confluence of the two rivers is just a few miles southeast of Fountain Hills. The “modern” history of Fountain Hills goes back to the late 1960s, when a development company envisioned an old cattle ranch as a potential “model city” for an enterprising United States of America that was rapidly expanding in its metropolitan regions. Most of this local history is captured in the entertaining and educational L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum (see more information in “Attractions” and “Cultural” sections of this Guide). The community’s founding birthday is considered Dec. 15, 1970, when the famous “World’s Tallest Fountain” was turned on for the first time at Fountain Park. Work started on the first residences in the fall of 1971, and by February 1972, the first homeowners were

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moving in. Today, more than 22,000 people call Fountain Hills home on a permanent basis. The community itself is full of fascinating local history, but the land and surrounding territory are abundant with colorful stories as well — from wagon trains and military outposts to sheep ranchers and miners seeking to strike it rich. About 800 years ago, the area near the confluence of the Salt and Verde rivers was home to between 4,000 and 10,000 Hohokam. Although the tribe later disappeared, re m n a n t s o f i t s canals, pottery and other artifacts show it was a thriving civilization. Those artifacts a r e a l s o f o u n d The iconic Fountain in the t h r o u g h o u t t h e earliest days of Fountain Hills. area of the Verde Communities, about eight miles north of Fountain Hills. The Verdes also had their beginnings in the early 1970s. Arizona was an unorganized territory in 1865 when Fort McDowell was established as a military center, located adjacent to Fountain Hills on what is now the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Through most of the 20th century, a part of this area was known as the P-Bar Ranch, a working cattle ranch, and in 1968 Page Land and Cattle Co. sold 4,500 acres of it to the McCulloch Oil Corporation. McCulloch Properties, a subsidiary of McCulloch Oil Corp., was already developing Lake Havasu City in western Arizona, and the firm was seeking additional land to build another master planned city. Through other purchases, the Fountain Hills project grew to encompass just over 12,000 acres. Initial grading began in 1969 in Fountain Park and (continued on page 6)

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the lake area, and by late 1970 the famous Fountain was turned on. Many people were introduced to Fountain Hills in the early years through a unique “fly to see” sales program by McCulloch. The company flew clients to the Valley in the firm’s own fleet of aircraft. Once in Fountain Hills, the potential buyers were shown property by salesmen driving white Jeeps. About three-fourths of the buildings to date have been custom single-family homes. There also is a good mix of higher density housing along with commercial and some industrial property. Although many seniors first moved here because of the climate and lower prices, a major building boom occurred in the mid-1980s that brought an influx of younger families to Fountain Hills. The town’s population doubled from 5,000 to 10,000 people from 1985 to 1990. Another “boom” started picking up steam around 1992-93. The official U.S. Census for 1995 put Fountain Hills’ population at 13,745. By the spring of 2002 the growth rate was beginning to slow as the community matured toward buildout. The 2005 Census showed Fountain Hills with more than 24,400 people, however, five years later, the population had dropped to 22,489 due to the weak economy. In the middle years, Fountain Hills gained in popularity as a place for families. The community in 1993 was listed in the book “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family.” That tradition was carried on in 1997, when Parenting magazine named Fountain Hills as one of 10 “great” places to raise families from throughout the entire United States in a special 10th anniversary issue it published. Another accolade for the town came in 2006 when Phoenix Magazine named it as the best place to live in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. In early 2009, Business Week listed the community as the “best affordable suburb” in Arizona. Through the past 30-plus years the growing infill has brought with it modern services and conveniences

A school bus turns on to Fountain Hills Boulevard from Inca Avenue in the community’s early years.

Four Peaks Elementary School was the first school built in Fountain Hills. It no longer serves students. — shopping centers, local town government, special districts for other government services, recreational and cultural opportunities, a complete school system and much more. In late 1989 voters approved self-government. The first elected Town Council members took their seats in June 1990. The local government has grown in all areas that were formerly administered by Maricopa County and has taken on new responsibilities such as parks and recreation, contracting for law enforcement, town court, etc. A unique aspect of the town that helped shape its heritage has been special events, with many of today’s events tracing their early roots back to smaller happenings that were organized in the 1970s (see separate section on special events and events calendar) One event that is still talked about started in 1980, when the community celebrated its 10th anniversary. Topping off the 17-day celebration was a “White Castle” hamburger promotion, which became an annual event of its own until the mid-1980s. That event brought the community worldwide publicity. Two other events, a small arts festival and a larger “thank you” festival once organized by a Phoenix public television station, have evolved into two major festivals organized by the Chamber of Commerce. The art shows have received critical acclaim throughout the Southwest and beyond. Each February, the Great Fair boasts arts and crafts and entertainment. Then in November, the prestigious Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts is held, a juried show that attracts hundreds of local and national artists and artisans. The Fountain Hills story took on an international flair in September 2000 when then-Mayor Sharon Morgan and Mayor Walter Otten of Kasterlee, Belgium, signed a proclamation to affiliate the two towns as Sister Cities. Kasterlee is in north-central Belgium and has slightly more than 17,000 residents. Documents were signed in 2005 affiliating Fountain Hills with a second Sister City, Dierdorf, Germany. A third Sister Cities affiliation was realized in 2007, when papers were signed by the mayors of Fountain Hills and Ataco, El Salvador. The evolution of the School District has served as a mirror of the development that has occurred here since the early 1970s when the first “school” consisted of two rented commercial units on Colony Drive. The original Fountain Hills Elementary School was built to house kindergartners through eighth graders, (continued on page 7)

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with high schoolers attending Mesa or Scottsdale schools. The district has four school facilities, with three serving as campuses to students in grades prekindergarten through 12th grade. In 2011, Four Peaks Elementary School students were relocated to the middle school campus. Fountain Hills Middle School, which was built on what was then state trust land adjacent to northern Fountain Hills, opened its campus in the fall of 2002 as the district’s newest facility. McDowell Mountain School serves grades pre-kindergarten through third. All four schools have received an “excelling” rating from the Arizona Board of Education. The Fountain Hills School District is the only district in the state that can make the claim that all of its schools received the highest rating the same year. The 1990s brought Fountain Hills two of its largest development projects — the 500-acre Eagle Mountain development in southwestern Fountain Hills and SunRidge Canyon, located in northwestern Fountain Hills that encompasses 950 acres. Both developments feature more than 10 different subdivisions in each and 18-hole championship golf courses, boasting clubhouses and restaurants. Two other major country club communities opened here in the late 1990s – CopperWynd and FireRock Country Club. FireRock is a community with many upscale single-family homes. At buildout there will be a maximum of 452 single-family custom homes Desert Canyon Golf Club was the and 288 attached town’s first golf course, first called m u l t i - f a m i l y Fountain Hills Golf Course. housing units. The centerpiece of the development is its private country club with an 18-hole golf course. CopperWynd has 80 single-family homes and 108 four-plex villa units. The development also has a 23,656-square-foot clubhouse with nine lighted tennis courts, two swimming pools, Alchemy restaurant and fitness, health and spa facilities. The down economy forced management to close CopperWynd’s 32-room hotel operation in May 2009, but a limited number of rooms were reopened in 2010. Club members and room guests still use the workout facilities, tennis courts, spa rooms and pools. Two other major pieces of Fountain Hills’ residential development are MCO Properties’ Eagles Nest, a new custom lot development in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains at the end of Golden Eagle Boulevard, and a second foothills development, Adero Canyon, is planned west of CopperWynd. Others, such as Crestview and EagleRidge, are essentially sold out of (continued on page 8)

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their custom lot offerings. The town completed the first two phases of an upgrade project to Fountain Park in 2008. The Town also completed improvements to Desert Vista Park in early 2009. Already the home of the off-leash dog facility and the skate park, Desert Vista also has lighted, turfed soccer fields, a playground, a meandering sidewalk, picnic ramadas and a control building. In the fall of 2001 the town-owned Community Center as well as a library/museum building were opened on La Montana Drive, just south of the Avenue of the Fountains. The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum opened in 2003 within the same building as the library. A significant addition to the downtown property was the opening of Town Hall on the corner of Avenue of the Fountains and La Montana Drive in 2005. Work was completed in 2007 on a 145-unit condominium project along the southern boundary of the “downtown,” the Holiday Inn opened and construction was completed on an improvement plan that added amenities and other enhancements to the Avenue of the Fountains. Town officials are still optimistic that development of the remaining downtown land south of the Avenue of the Fountains will become a reality in the future. “Growth” has been the major historical trend for Fountain Hills since its inception, but that trend ground to a halt in early 2009. Foreclosures of numerous Fountain Hills homes and other economic conditions have greatly affected the growth of the community. In 2006 the Town Council adopted a strategic plan after input and review by residents attending several work sessions on the document. Also in 2006, the Town Council approved annexation of a 1,276-acre piece of State Land that borders Fountain Hills on its north side. In March 2007, the Phoenix-based Ellman Companies successfully bid and purchased that parcel for $110.1 million. The property could have been developed with as many as 1,750 homes, however, the Ellman Companies submitted a development plan to the Town that included 1,350 homesites and two adjoining parks. The Town Council approved the plan in May 2008, however, there was an organized effort by a group of residents

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to reverse that approval. The Arizona Supreme Court eventually ruled in favor of the Ellman Companies in 2009. The Ellman Companies had originally planned to start construction of their development in 2011, however, with the current housing situation, no schedule has been announced. The town’s original grocery store, Bashas’, and other tenants of the Fountain Hills Plaza held a grand re-opening in April, 2009 after a total renovation of the center. The state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot Bashas’ supermarket is the anchor of the mid-town shopping center owned by the Pederson group, a major Arizona shopping center development and management company. As of June 2012, the town government and many businesses continued to struggle with the economy. There have been signs of an upturn, but the recovery is slow. Voters approved the Town’s updated General Plan at a May 2010 election. The plan provides a guideline, or blueprint, for future development within the community. This latest version includes the Downtown Area Specific Plan that was developed in 2009 with the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce, the downtown business community and Swaback Planners of Scottsdale. One phase of the Downtown Area Specific Plan was initiated in May 2010. That is the planting of the first 40 of a planned 500 additional trees that are to be planted in Fountain Park and downtown common areas. The Town continues to seek an interested developer to take the downtown plan, bring it to reality and set the future development wheels in motion. The 2010 U.S. Census results brought more bad news for the town. The official population stood at 22,489 in 2010, down from 24,632 in 2005. It was the first downturn in the town’s population since it was started. Many of those who moved left behind homes in foreclosure. The downturn in population and other budgetary problems resulted in the school district closing the first elementary school in the community. The ongoing Greening program, which started in 2011, has resulted in the planting of trees and bushes near the performance pad at Fountain Park, as well as improvements on the Avenue of the Fountains and in a variety of vacant lots in the downtown area. The Town conducted a survey seeking public input on improvements on the Avenue median.

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The Fountain The world-famous fountain was turned on for the first time Dec. 15, 1970. The icon in Fountain Hills has served its purpose in the community every day since then, at first running continually, then operating each hour on the hour for 15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 9 p.m. each day. “The World’s Tallest Fountain” continues to be a beacon, drawing people to the desert community. The Fountain is located in the 64-acre Fountain Park, which serves as a gathering spot for a number of events held throughout the year. Activities such as the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the annual Easter Sunrise Service, Movie Nights, Ballet Arizona’s “Ballet under the Stars,” and international disc golf championship, plays and concerts are held in the park. Families and individuals from around the world visit the park and the Fountain annually. The site has served as venues for weddings, family reunions, birthday parties and more over the years. The Fountain also has served as a backdrop for television commercials and photo shoots. The icon takes on a completely different look at night. It is illuminated from below, creating a majestic stream of water reaching for the dark desert sky. It is designed to not operate on windy days. The Fountain runs for longer periods of time on special occasions such as concerts in the Park, Pony Express Days and St. Patrick’s Day. The St. Patrick’s Day celebration also is a time when it runs emerald green that day. Individuals also may pay to have the Fountain operate for special events. The current daily height of the Fountain is estimated at about 330 feet. The Fountain originally sprayed to its maximum height of 560 feet, but now only two pumps are used to propel the Fountain, while the third is kept as a backup. All three pumps are needed to propel the stream to maximum height. The Fountain’s nozzle weighs nearly a ton and is more than seven feet in length. The nozzle was built in Zurich, Switzerland. The line connecting the nozzle and pumps is an 18-inch diameter cement coated and cement lined steel pipeline. The column of water produced by the Fountain differs from other large fountains. Instead of a solid stream of water, it projects a hollow cylinder of highpressure water, six inches in diameter, with air drawn into the column’s open center to mix with the water. The idea for the Fountain is credited to the late C.V. Wood Jr., president of McCulloch Oil and the person who designed planned community projects for McCulloch Properties Inc. While statistics are not kept about visitors to the Park, the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce compiles a report about visitors to the Chamber office.

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Town Government

Fountain Hills Mayor and Council. Seated from left, Cassie Hansen, Mayor Linda Kavanagh and Ginny Dickey. Standing from left, Tait Elkie, Cecil Yates, Henry Leger and Dennis Brown. The Town of Fountain Hills was established in 1989 to provide citizens with services desired for a quality, stable, livable community. The community takes pride in maintaining a quality of life that has earned the town several honors as one of the best places to live in the Valley, state and even the nation. The town’s municipal government staff has as its primary goal providing citizens services and information for newcomers or other residents who have questions about the community, their neighborhood, zoning ordinances, Town Code, law enforcement, street maintenance, etc. Town Hall is located at 16705 Avenue of the Fountains at La Montana Drive. The main phone number is (480) 816-5100; fax number is (480) 837-3145. The Town of Fountain Hills also has an Internet site detailing such information as community resources, events, administration details, employment opportunities, other information, local links and more. Town Council meetings may be viewed live on the Internet. The Web site address is The town also operates the government access channel on Cox Cable Channel 11. The cable access features a variety of public programming as well as delayed broadcast of Town Council meetings and other public meetings. The specific daily schedule may be found on the town’s Website. Here is a brief description of town departments and the responsibilities of each. • Mayor & Town Council -- Town elected officials are responsible for establishing the policies of the town and setting the budget to implement those policies. The current council members and the year their term ends are located on page 14. Council appointed staff: Town Manager – Ken Buchanan Town Attorney - Andrew McGuire Town Magistrate – Mitchell Eisenberg • Administration -- The town manager oversees operations with the help of key staff including deputy town manager/finance director, town clerk, administrative assistants, etc., who are responsible for day-to-day operations, computer services, record keeping, data entry, licensing, payroll, accounting, Town Council administrative duties, facility management, loss control, etc.

• Community Services – This department coordinates many local recrea tional and leisure programs, activities and sports leagues for preschoolers, youths, adults, families and seniors; respon sible for public park planning, construction and maintenance; staff provides support for the Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center Advisory Commission, Senior Services Advisory Commission, and the McDowell Mountain Preservation Commission. The department also schedules events and activities in all parks including Fountain Park and the Fountain Hills Community Center. The operations of the Community Center and the John O’Flynn Senior Activity Center also are managed under this department. • Development Services -- The town’s Development Services Division includes the Engineering and Street departments, as well as facilities and open space maintenance. Engineering performs all civil engineering for the Street Department and related tasks; inspects and approves new construction in town such as streets, sidewalks, subdivision grading, etc.; coordinates plan reviews for such things as hillside, drainage, flood control, subdivisions, re-plats, etc. The Street Department maintains all public streets, alleys, rights-of-way and traffic-related equipment; erects and maintains appropriate street and traffic signage; provides traffic control signage and other equipment for special events, etc. Development Services also is responsible for short and long-term planning and zoning; enforces Zoning Ordinances; reviews zoning cases brought forth by developers and other property owners; oversees the Building Safety Department; provides staff for Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment (variances to Zoning Ordinances). The town’s code enforcement bureau operates within this department. Building Safety oversees all new construction and major additions and remodels; ensures local safety codes are met for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, structural requirements, etc.; has no architectural or aesthetic control. • Municipal Court -- The Municipal Court hears non-felony cases generated within Fountain Hills, primarily traffic-related offenses. The court also hears other misdemeanor cases, some criminal, and it issues orders of protection and restraining orders. The court has jurisdiction over ordinance violations cited in the community. The court also is home to one of the Teen Court programs in Maricopa County. • Citizen Commissions -- The Town Council appoints citizens to several advisory panels, including Planning and Zoning and Parks and Recreation commissions, Board of Adjustment, McDowell Mountain Preservation Commission, Community Center Advisory Commission, Public Safety Advisory Commission, Senior Services Advisory Commission and the Strategic Planning Advisory Commission. Each of the citizens commissions meets on a regular basis. Meetings are announced in The Fountain Hills Times and on the town Web site at All public meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time at various public locations around town.

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Building Guidelines Many times a piece of property is governed by multiple jurisdictions in Fountain Hills when it comes to building a home or making improvements to an existing residence. Town government enforces local building codes, while it’s possible that separate deed restrictions or “covenants, codes and restrictions” may govern one’s property as well. Town Hall is the place to start with obtaining information regarding basic building permits or get background information on a property’s zoning. The town’s Building Safety Department, located in Town Hall at 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains, (480) 816-5177, is responsible for ensuring that a home meets current building codes. The town has a plan check fee as well as permit fees for construction activities along with development fees that apply to new construction. As for deed restrictions, local authorities that enforce them may include the Neighborhood Property Owners Association and various individual community homeowner associations (which are in charge of covenants, codes and restrictions). Deed restrictions are generally more stringent than town ordinances and typically govern such things as architecture, paint color, design features, landscaping, equipment placement and others.

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it was in their best interests to maintain architectural control over new construction and re-construction of existing buildings within the community. Authority to maintain architectural control and adopt guidelines was established in the deed restrictions located in the Declaration of Reservations. Nearly 4,400 properties are affected. The Neighborhood Committee of Architecture is the branch of NPOA charged with architectural control. The group reviews plans and issues permits for all new construction as well as changes to existing structures from an aesthetic standpoint (solar, swimming pools, gazebos, etc.). For more information, visit the website at www. The NPOA/NCOA office is at 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains, suite 119. NPOA/NCOA can also be contacted by e-mail ( or telephone at (480) 837-5317.

Homeowner Associations

Depending on the type of home, where it is located and what development project, if any, you are residing in, one or more homeowner or property owner associations may have jurisdiction over additional restrictions in your neighborhood. Many typically have assessments or fees and their own boards consisting of area residents and/or developer representatives. Larger developments such as Eagle Mountain, SunRidge Canyon, FireRock Country Club and North Heights have their own associations and architectural committees.

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Rural/Metro Corp. is responsible for fire protection and emergency medical services in Fountain Hills. The town owns its firefighting equipment and fire stations, while Rural/Metro provides personnel.

Public Safety The Town of Fountain Hills has a unique situation in that it does not operate municipal police or fire departments. The town receives its primary public safety services through contracts with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Rural/Metro Corp. As a result of these agreements the citizens of Fountain Hills receive professional and state-of-the-art services in law enforcement, fire protection and emergency medical 24 hours a day.

Fire Department

Rural/Metro Corp. is responsible for fire protection and emergency medical services with the company providing personnel through its contract agreement. The town owns its fire fighting equipment that includes fire engine pumpers, a multipurpose ladder truck, utility vehicles and other apparatus. The town also owns and maintains the two fire station sites in town; the main facility located on Palisades Boulevard at Avenue of the Fountains also houses administrative offices. The second station is located on Saguaro Boulevard south of Shea Boulevard. Fully equipped ambulances with paramedics also are dedicated to serve Fountain Hills. One ambulance is posted at the Palisades fire station, while a second unit is based at Eagle Mountain Marketplace off Shea Boulevard and Eagle Mountain Parkway. This second

site was established to reduce emergency medical response times to western Fountain Hills. The Fire Department places an emphasis on fire prevention and education programs with ongoing safety programs for area schools and special events. The department also works with the town Community Services Department to offer CPR training for citizens with regular monthly classes. The class uses a curriculum called “CPR and AED for the Community and Workplace.” The town has a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) program with nearly two dozen AED units in public buildings, some private establishments and in Sherriff’s patrol cars. Fire prevention and building inspection service is available by contacting (480) 816-5114. Firefighters typically respond to more than 3,000 calls annually, and more than half are calls for emergency medical service. As a public service, the fire department also responds to special-duty calls such as snake removals, invalid assists and other public assistance measures. Through the nationwide system, residents should dial 911 for any emergency, and they will be put in touch with the proper authority or agency. Fire Station No. 1 and Fire District administration is located at 16246 E. Palisades Blvd., (480) 837-9820; non(continued on page 13)

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Law Enforcement

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a squad of patrol deputies in Fountain Hills at all times, with units on the street to respond to emergencies and complaints. MCSO has established Fountain Hills as a separate administrative district that includes a detective squad and a command level officer in charge. Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the community provide assistance with community programs and traffic complaints. One school resource officer serves both the high school and the middle school. The Fountain Hills Sheriff’s Posse actively assists deputies and is involved with local neighborhood and commercial patrols, vacation watches, search and rescue operations, etc. The Sheriff’s Office full-service substation in Fountain Hills is in Town Hall on the first floor adjacent to the Municipal Court. The local phone number for the Sheriff’s Office is (480) 837-2047; the 24-hour number to contact Sheriff’s dispatch to report a crime or nonemergency situation is (602) 252-7840. Call 911 in all life threatening emergency situations. The Town Council-appointed Public Safety Advisory Commission does research and advises the council on public safety issues. The Arizona Department of Public Safety squad assigned to patrol the Beeline Highway outside Fountain Hills also has offices at Fountain Hills Town Hall.


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Government Entities

Fountain Hills Town Hall More than ever today, citizens want to keep in contact with their government representatives, and Fountain Hills residents are active in discussing their concerns and ideas with elected officials. Residents might wish to register a complaint, a compliment or make a suggestion. Here’s a listing of key elected officials as of June 2012 and where to write or call:

Town Council

Mayor Linda Kavanagh (‘14), and Council Members Dennis Brown (’16), Ginny Dickey (‘14), Tait Elkie (’14), Cassie Hansen (’16), Henry Leger (’14), Cecil Yates (’16) (term expires) Town Hall, 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; (480) 816-5100. Web site: http:// E-mail the council at towncouncil@ Municipal Court, Town Hall; Presiding Judge Mitchell Eisenberg; (480) 816-5103.

School Board

Board President Helen Howard (‘14), Vice President Dr. C.T. Wright (’12), board members, Melanie Anderelli (’14), Pat Green (’12), Dr. William Mullaney (‘12). District No. 98 administration offices, 16000 Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; (480) 664-5000. Web site:

Sanitary District

Board Chairman Bruce Hansen, Vice Chairman Bob Thomson and Directors Thomas Besett, Glenn Panaro and Tom Reski. Sanitary District office, 16941 E. Pepperwood Circle, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; (480) 837-9444. Web site address:

Maricopa County

Supervisor’s office, 301 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003; (602) 506-3415.

Justice Court McDowell Mountain Precinct (Scottsdale), 18380 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, (602) 3727000, fax (602) 372-7910.

Arizona Legislature (District 23)

Representative John Kavanagh,* 1700 W. Washington, House Wing, Room 114, Phoenix, AZ 85007; (602) 9265170, fax (602) 417-3108, Representative Michelle Ugenti,* 1700 W. Washington, House Wing, Room 335, Phoenix, AZ 85007; (602) 9264480, fax (602) 417-3155, Senator Michele Reagan,* 1700 W. Washington, Senate Wing, Room 303, Phoenix, AZ 85007; (602) 926-5282, fax (602) 471-3255, Gov. Jan Brewer, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007; (602) 542-4331, fax (602) 542-1381.

U.S. Congress

Congressman David Schweikert* (District 5), 1205 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-0306; (202) 225-2190; 10603 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; 480-946-2411. Senator Jon Kyl,** 730 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; (202) 224-4521; 2200 E. Camelback, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85016; (602) 8401891. Senator John McCain, 241 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; (202) 224-2235; 5353 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, (602) 952-2410; or 7403 Lakeshore Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282, (480) 897-6289.

U.S. President

President Barack H. Obama*, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20500; (202) 456-1414. *Subject to change with the November 2012 election. **Senator Kyl is retiring at the end of his current term as of January 2013.

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Transportation The majority of working citizens commute into the Valley on a daily basis in their own vehicles, but a growing number are using alternative modes of transportation and public transportation. For the past 20 years or so, a burgeoning network of freeways, expanded bus service and a relatively new light rail system have given residents more choices in their transportation options. The following is a brief synopsis of transportation alternatives in and around the Valley:

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The Metro Light Rail operates seven days a week in the valley. The nearest station is in Mesa. at La Montana Drive and Palisades Blvd. The buses arrive at 17th Avenue and Jefferson at 7:32 and 7:51 a.m., respectively, after making several stops along the way. The return trips to Fountain Hills arrive at 5:47 and 6:24 p.m. The express route allows for connections to more than 15 Valley Metro bus routes. The cost is $2.75 daily or $85 for a monthly pass; purchases can be made online. Patrons also can use their VISA, MasterCard, debit card or a check to pay the fare for Valley buses; for more information call (602) 253-5000. Information:


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Valley Metro provides vans to qualifying groups of 6 to 15 commuters. They share a ride in a comfortable van driven by one of the vanpool members. Passengers share the cost of operating the van by paying an equitable monthly fare. The fare covers all costs including gas, insurance and van maintenance. Information: www.

Light Rail

METRO light rail vehicles have a capacity of 175 and operate seven days a week. Trains generally arrive at stations every 10 to 12 minutes during daytime hours and every 20 minutes during nighttime hours, weekends and holidays. Valley Metro offers a variety of fare options including all-day, three-day, weekly or monthly passes, as well as semester passes for college students. Transit fare can be purchased from vending machines at all METRO light rail stations and from numerous fare outlets throughout the Valley. The rail system goes from Mesa, through Tempe and into Phoenix, ending near Bethany Home Road and 19th Avenue. From Fountain Hills, the nearest connection is in Mesa on Main Street and Sycamore, near the EVIT campus, where a park and ride lot is available. Information: or call (602) 254-RAIL.

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The Town of Fountain Hills coordinates a volunteerbased program called “Give a Lift,” in which nonhandicapped residents with local transportation needs

can be serviced by volunteer citizens. Information can be obtained from Town Volunteer Coordinator Heather Ware at (480) 816-5108 or visiting As of press time in June of 2012, the Town of Fountain Hills was studying the use of new grant money for Dial-ARide service through Valley Metro or a “flex” bus that would take residents to the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale to catch Metro bus lines into the Valley.


Maps of official bike lanes in Fountain Hills and throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area are available by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 816-5151. In Maricopa County there are more than 1,300 miles of bike lanes, which includes multi-use, paved multiuse, bike lanes and bike routes on streets. Information: Maricopa Association of Governments, (602) 254-6300.


Several general aviation airports serve the needs of Fountain Hills residents, whether just a passenger on a major commercial airline or the pilot of a small aircraft. They are Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Scottsdale Airport and Falcon Field and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa. Sky Harbor is the main airport serving the Phoenix metro area. General information can be obtained by calling (602) 273-3300 or visiting www.phxskyharbor. com. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located in southeastern Mesa; administrative offices are located at 5835 S. Sossaman Road. General information is available by calling (480) 988-7600 or

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Information Guide From getting utilities, learning about local services, schools or where to get a dog licensed, there are dozens of details to address. The Fountain Hills Community Guide will help newcomers and visitors get settled in their new community. This guide contains the basics and more about the Town of Fountain Hills and all it has to offer. Fountain Hills is in Maricopa County. ZIP codes are 85268 for houses and businesses and 85269 for post office boxes. The telephone area code, which is shared with most of the east Valley, is 480. It is not necessary to dial 480 if you are calling from another 480 number. There are two other area codes in the Valley: 602 generally is for central Phoenix telephone customers, while 623 is the prefix for Westside communities. The area code for northern, northeastern and western Arizona communities outside the Valley is 928. If you make a call to Tucson and southern Arizona, dial area code 520. The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is a good source of community information. The Chamber, located at 16837 E. Palisades Blvd., has staff members who can answer questions about businesses, shopping, special events, clubs and services. The Chamber is open Monday through Friday. Call (480) 837-1654. The Website is www.fountainhillschamber. com.

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Other sources for local information include Town Hall, (480) 816-5100; Fountain Hills Library, (602) 652-3000+3+3; Fountain Hills Times, (480) 837-1925; Fountain Hills Unified School District administration, (480) 664-5000; and the Fountain Hills Community Center, (480) 816-5200. Additional information about relocating to Fountain Hills and related services follow. Many of these categories are included elsewhere in this Community Guide with additional details. • Animals -- Fountain Hills dog licenses, (480) 8165100; barking dogs, (480) 816-5143; Maricopa County Animal Care and Control: rabies, animal control, loose dogs, lost animals with or without identification, animal control officers, (602) 506-7387. • Architectural Control -- Neighborhood Property Owners Association, operated by residents and property owners in certain neighborhoods, (480) 837-5317; or check with your individual homeowners association, if applicable. • Auto License Plates, Driver’s License, Titles and Registration -- Motor Vehicle Department office hours vary. Phone number for all offices is (602) 255-0072. Locations: Mesa, 1840 S. Mesa Drive. (Mesa Drive and the Superstition Freeway); north Scottsdale office, 7339 E. Paradise Lane (south of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.). Services include transfers for those buying vehicles, registrations for new residents, permits, replacement (continued on page 18)

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of plates, registrations and titles and other auto, truck and trailer licensing functions. Visit and An MVD authorized third party provider, Desert Title and Tag, offers vehicle registration and renewals, license plates including personalized and handicap plates, permits and other services. The provider is located in the Bashas’ Center at 16605 E. Palisades Blvd. Call (480) 686-1338 for more information. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Century Link – Telephone service and Internet service. Repair (24 hours) for residential customers, (866) 642-0444; for business customers, (877) 744-4416. Listing information, 4-1-1. • Chaparral City Water Co. -- Water utility; 12021 N. Panorama Drive; (480) 837-3411; or for emergencies, call (480) 837-9522. • Code Enforcement concerns – Town Hall, 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains; (480) 816-5193. • Community Center -- Located at 13001 N. La Montana Drive. This versatile facility is owned and operated by the Town of Fountain Hills, (480) 816-5200. • Community Information & Referral Services is a free, Valley wide service providing referrals in health care, emergency food, housing and clothing needs; drug and alcohol treatment; adult/child protective services; counseling; employment; training; senior services; pet services; utility assistance; and legal assistance. CIRS is available 24 hours a day by calling (602) 263-8856.

• Cox Communications – Cable television provider in Fountain Hills, telephone, high speed internet, (602) 277-1000. A local payment and equipment center is located in Copy Express, 16742 E. Parkview Ave., #2. Call (480) 816-8162. • Fire Department -- Emergency, 9-1-1; Palisades fire station and administration, 16246 E. Palisades Blvd., (480) 837-9820; Saguaro fire station, 16821 N. Saguaro Blvd., (480) 837-0804. • Food Bank -- Extended Hands Food Bank, 16524 E. Laser Drive, Suite 9. Call (480) 837-0303 for hours and services. Food boxes, clothing, household items, etc. • Garbage Collection –Republic Services provides garbage pickup for Fountain Hills. Both trash and recycling removal services are available. (480) 837-9066. • Goodwill -- Non-profit thrift store, 16716 E. Palisades Blvd.; (480) 816-9493. • Library -- 12901 N. La Montana Drive. Books, CDs, DVDs, audio recordings, periodicals and more. • Public Schools -- Fountain Hills Unified School District: Administrative Office, 664-5000; High School (912), (480) 664-5500; Middle School (6-8), (480) 664-5400; Four Peaks Elementary School (3-5), (480) 664-5100; McDowell Mountain Elementary School (K-2), (480) 664-5200; Maintenance and Transportation building, (480) 664-5300; Fountain Hills Charter School (Public Montessori Schools, K-8), (480) 837-0046; East Valley Institute of Technology, (480) 461-4000. • Salt River Project -- Electric utility. General information, (602) 236-8888; emergency (24 hr.), (602) 236-8811. (continued on page 19)

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Yellow Pages • Local business addresses & phone numbers • Links to many of their Web sites • Business owners: If you are looking for a Web page, call (480) 837-1925 for details on how you can have your business posted online

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• Sanitary District -- Handles disposal and treatment of sewage wastewater; 16941 E. Pepperwood Circle; office, (480) 837-9444; after-hours emergency (answering service), (480) 837-9444. • Senior Center – The John O’Flynn Senior Activity Center, located in the Community Center, offers daily programs, trips and theater outings, and many other activities for the active adults in Fountain Hills. Programs vary from cultural and social activities to fitness and social services. (480) 816-5888. • Sheriff’s Office -- Emergency, 9-1-1. Provides police protection for the community; Fountain Hills station, (480) 837-2047; non-emergency dispatch, (602) 252-7840; Crime Stop, to report a crime (602) 8761011; Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office downtown switchboard, (602) 876-1000. • Social Security Office – Area residents applying for a social security card are required to visit one of the Phoenix Social Security Card centers. The offices nearest Fountain Hills include 16241 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite B in Phoenix. Other Social Security information can be obtained at that office or at 702 W. Jerome Ave. in Mesa. The telephone number is (800) 772-1213 • Southwest Gas -- Natural gas utility. Only some Fountain Hills neighborhoods have access to natural gas for heating and other household and commercial uses; call (602) 861-1999. To report a gas odor or damage to natural gas facility, in emergencies call (602) 271-4277. Time & Weather -- Call (602) 265-5550. • U.S. Post Office – 16605 E. Avenue of the Fountains. Rental boxes are available, and there is residential and business delivery service. Mail delivered to post office boxes goes to the 85269 ZIP Code; mail delivered to street addresses goes to 85268. Passport application by appointment. The lobby is open 24 hours daily for mailbox pickup. An Automated Postal Center (APC) machine also is located in the lobby for 24-hour service. Call (480) 837-4812 for local services, or (800) 275-8777, for general postal information. A contract post office is located in Card$mart, 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., at Plaza Fountainside. All services except box rental, passports and money orders. Call (480) 837-4908 for information. • Vehicle Inspection & Emissions -- Mesa locations, 1851 W. First Ave. (near Main Street & Dobson Road) and 4442 E. Ivy St. (near Greenfield and McKellips roads); Scottsdale, 8448 E. Evans (off Northsight Drive between Hayden & Pima roads in Scottsdale Airpark); Phoenix locations, 4949 E. Madison (48th Street and Washington, off the Hohokam Expressway). Hours for all locations, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Hotline, (877) 692-9227. • Voter Registration -- Fountain Hills Town Hall, (480) 816-5100; Democratic Maricopa County Headquarters, (602) 298-4200; Republican Party of Maricopa County, (602) 957-3999; Maricopa County Recorder’s and Elections Office, (602) 506-3535. www.

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Utilities Fountain Hills homeowners are served by a variety of public and private utilities, providing the basic necessities of daily living along with other modern-day services of the 21st century.


Salt River Project is the electricity provider in Fountain Hills and surrounding areas. Prospective and current SRP customers may call (602) 236-8888 for information about electricity turn on, rates, deposits, etc. There are different classifications of service and related charges that can be explained in full by a SRP customer service representative. Complete information, including activation and bill paying, is available online at SRP’s customer information center, (602) 236-8888, is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. An SRP pay center is located in the Fry’s Food Store (Shea Blvd. and Eagle Mountain).

Natural Gas

Portions of Fountain Hills receive natural gas services from Southwest Gas Corporation. Customer service information concerning connections and billing can be obtained by calling (877) 860-6020. The customer service line operates 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST Monday through Friday. Citizens can report gas odor or damage to natural gas facilities by calling (800) 5284277. Blue Stake information to locate gas lines before digging is available by calling (800) 782-5348 at least two working days prior to excavation. Additional information is available at


Chaparral City Water Company provides water service. CCWC is a subsidiary of Canada-based EPCOR Utilities as of June 1, 2011. The Arizona Corporation Commission governs all water rates for the company while the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulates water quality. CCWC obtains its water from two sources: Central Arizona Project (CAP) and underground wells. CAP is a federal reclamation project that brings Colorado River water into the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas through a canal system. The administrative offices and maintenance warehouse for the water utility are located at 12021 N. Panorama Drive in Fountain Hills. The customer line is 1-877-669-3434 and the local number is (480) 837-9522. Other information is available at


The Fountain Hills Sanitary District, a government entity separate from the Town of Fountain Hills, is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage wastewater. The special district is governed by an elected five-man

Fountain Hills residents are served by a variety of public and private utilities, providing the basic necessities of daily living. board and funded through various hook-up, connection and user fees as well as property taxes and is operated on a day-to-day basis by a manager and other employees. An underground system of piping and pump stations carry sewage to the wastewater treatment plant near Saguaro and Grande boulevards where it is treated. The district has a recharge and recovery effluent disposal program that includes a series of underground wells an advanced water treatment facility along Kiwanis Drive. The recharge and recovery system further treats and filters effluent and then injects the water into the underground aquifer, where the excess water is stored and later reused for irrigation. The district’s office and treatment plant are located at 16941 E. Pepperwood Circle; office is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone number during the week, as well as after hours and emergency, is (480) 837-9444.

Telephone, Television, Internet

Several major providers in Fountain Hills offer telephone, television and Internet services., Verizon Wireless premium retailer, has two stores in Fountain Hills: 16605 E. Palisades, No. 114, (480) 837-9400; and 16815 E. Shea Blvd., No. 112, (480) 816-1511. CenturyLink offers services that can be customized for home, business and home office needs such (continued on page 21)

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as broadband, voice and wireless services. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink, Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. More information about the many services is available at (800) 244-1111 or visiting or Cox Communications offers local and long distance telephone packages, Internet service and cable television packages. Cox offers a number of cable/phone/Internet programming packages and special programming tiers customized to fit customers’ needs. More information about the many services is available at (602) 277-1000 or A local payment and equipment center is located in Copy Express, 16742 E. Parkview Ave., #2. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon.

Garbage Removal

Republic Services is the company authorized for trash hauling and recycling within Fountain Hills. All residents using single carts for curbside trash and recycling will have one trash cart and one recycling cart, which are both picked up on the same day. All residents can request an (optional) additional trash pickup day with associated extra charges. Seasonal residents and those wishing to put their service on hold can do so one time per year for up to six months at no charge. All homes within an HOA are covered by the program as long as they use single carts for curbside trash and recycling services. If a home is in an HOA that currently uses shared dumpsters, the program will not apply to

that home. Clear plastic bags should only be used when bagging shredded paper for recycling. The machinery used to sort recyclables can be damaged by shredded paper; bagging allows the recycling facility employees to easily remove the shredded paper before it is caught in the machinery. Republic Services is working in conjunction with Recycle Bank to provide recycling collection in Fountain Hills. Recycle Bank operates with an incentive program to encourage people to recycle materials in exchange for coupon discounts for businesses and services. Fountain Hills residents have the opportunity to choose from service options that are available to them. Residents can have two trash cans, plus a recycle bin, all of which is collected the same day. Another option is to have two trash cans picked up on separate days, plus a recycle bin collected the same day as one of the trash cans. They can also have two trash cans picked up on different days and no recycling service. Republic also offers a completely separate green waste collection service for customers in Fountain Hills. There is no requirement that people take this service. In most cases green landscape waste can be placed in a can for regular trash pick-up. Republic observes four holidays during each year that may impact trash collection. Those include New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Residents who live in apartment or condominium communities that use Dumpsters are not part of the single hauler trash program and they may be picked up by another service provider chosen by the community management. For service and cost information contact Republic Services at (602) 237-2078.

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Media Fountain Hills is served by a number of publications, as well as by television, radio and internet. Western States Publishers, Inc., is the community’s hometown publisher. Western States began the local award-winning newspaper, The Fountain Hills Times, in 1974. It also publishes this Community Guide on an annual basis; Let’s Go, another award-winning publication serving the northeast Valley and distributed monthly on news racks and retail shop countertops throughout Northeast Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. It is also included in the edition of The Fountain Hills Times that is closest to the first of the month. Western States also publishes a number of special topic publications throughout the year. Since Fountain Hills is located adjacent to the Phoenix metro area, residents also have full access to metro and national newspapers, television and radio stations and other media outlets.


• The Fountain Hills Times — Published each Wednesday, The Times features local news, sports, special events, culture, features, clubs, classified ads, etc.; subscriptions and newsstands; telephone, (480) 837-1925; fax, (480) 837-1951; P.O. Box 17869 or 16508 E. Laser Drive, Ste. 101, Fountain Hills. • Let’s Go! — A monthly newspaper featuring entertainment, lifestyle, cultural and business news of Fountain Hills and the Northeast Valley; available

Telephone Directory The Fountain Hills & Verde Communities Telephone Directory is published by Western States Publishers Inc. which also publishes this guide, Let’s Go! and The Fountain Hills Times. It has been distributed free to every home in Fountain Hills since 1977. It has a separate color-coded section for residents of The Verde Communities north of here. The Fountain Hills & Verde Communities Telephone Directory has a comprehensive yellow page categorized listing of local businesses and those listings and accompanying ads are also accessible through The Times On-line website (www.fhtimes. com). The directory serves as a convenient tool for users to obtain emergency and information numbers, Web site addresses, contacts for clubs and organizations, move-in services, government services and a map with a street index of the Town of Fountain Hills. A form can be found in this Community Guide for homeowners who recently moved here to fill out and send in to be included in the 2013 edition of the Fountain Hills & Verde Communities Telephone Directory. For information, call (480) 837-1925.

at newsstands throughout Northeast Scottsdale and Fountain Hills; (480) 837-2443; P.O. Box 17869 or 16508 E. Laser Drive, Suite 101, Fountain Hills. • The Arizona Republic — Morning daily international, national, state and local news; subscriptions and newsstands; (602) 444-1000. • The Scottsdale Republic – An insert inside The Arizona Republic (Wednesday through Saturday) featuring news of the northeast Valley; (602) 444-1000.


The Times also features an Internet Web site known as The Times On-Line, located at Perhaps the most popular feature on the site is The 4:30 News, a news update page posted Monday through Friday. The Web site also has current news, previous issues and photos, current weather projections, classifieds, letters to the editor, columns, homes for sale, business listings, restaurants, area attractions, recreational opportunities and information about the town government and school system. Western States also hosts websites for Let’s Go!, Fountain Hills Yellow Pages (; HOME Guide, The Dining Guide and other company publications. Fountain Hills Community Guide also is available online through The Times’ Web site. Go to www. and follow the appropriate links. A digital subscription to The Times is available. For information, visit the Website. The Arizona Republic’s Web site is

in the Northeast Valley

is available at more than 160 locations in North Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, The Verde Communities and Fort McDowell... and we’re adding even more! Let’s Go! appears once a month in The Fountain Hills Times

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Useful Websites Arizona Game and Fish Central Arizona Youth Football League Century Link Chamber of Commerce Chaparral City Water Company Community Center Community Information & Referral Services Cox Communications Fountain Hills Charter School Fountain Hills Community Foundation Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation Fountain Hills Soccer Club Fountain Hills Theater Fountain Hills Times, The Fountain Hills Unified School District Fountain Hills Yellow Pages Let’s Go Library Little League Baseball Motor Vehicle Department Neighborhood Property Owners Association (NPOA) and Neighborhood Committee of Architecture (NCOA) Qwest Communications River of Time Museum Salt River Project Senior Services Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain Hills Southwest Gas Town of Fountain Hills

Garage Sales The garage sale community is alive and well in Fountain Hills. For those looking to clean out the attic, make room around the house or earn a little extra spending money, the Town provides several guidelines on garage sales in the community. Remember to be a good neighbor and follow these procedures when hosting your own garage sale: • The sale can only be conducted within your property lines. • Sale merchandise cannot be displayed nor any associated activities be conducted on any public property, which includes sidewalks and streets. • Sale items must be limited to surplus items from your household. For example, the sale of 25 bicycles would not be a garage sale. • The sale must not last for more than 3 consecutive days and no more than 4 sales are permitted per calendar year. • The sale and related activities are to be limited to the hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. • Sale signs can only be displayed during these hours. • All signs must comply with the Town Zoning requirements for garage sale signs. • No signs are permitted in rights-of-way, sidewalks or medians that divide roadways. Signs are to be placed three feet back from the curb or 10 feet back from the paved surface, if there is no curb. No signs are allowed on Shea Boulevard. • Signs from the same residence must be more than 300 feet apart if along the same roadway and if they are bearing substantially the same message. • Maximum sign size is 4.5 square feet. Minimum size is not less than four square feet. Signs are to be constructed of wrought iron, sheet metal, 1/8-inch plastic or wood that is at least 3/8 of an inch thick. • Remember, as a community-based activity, to keep the neighborhood and Town free from unsightly garage or yard sale signs. • For more information about garage or yard sale signs or the Town regulations, call (480) 816-5193. Callers are asked to leave a message and a response will be provided as soon as possible.

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Fountain Hills Unified School District Fountain Hills Unified School District covers more than 19 square miles and also draws from the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Goldfield Ranch to make up the student population. The four main schools included in the district are Fountain Hills High School (grades 9-12), Fountain Hills Middle School (grades 6-8), Four Peaks Elementary (grades 4-5 and recently merged onto the FHMS campus), and McDowell Mountain Elementary (grades preK-3). FHUSD is proud to be able to keep the student/ teacher ratios well within board-mandated guidelines with a staff of 118 highly qualified teachers. Working hand-in-hand, the administrators and teachers have meticulously molded a strong educational curriculum as the focal point of Fountain Hills’ daily instructional program. The district has also continued the award-winning Fountain Hills Mentoring Program, started by MCO Properties 10 years ago. This program pairs Fountain Hills residents with elementary students who are in need of extra academic attention, which operates at around 100 members throughout the school year. Tom Lawrence was brought on to serve as interim Superintendent for the 2012-13 academic year, having served the district since 1987 as an educator, assistant principal, assistant superintendent and, most recently, high school principal.. The School District remains the largest employer in Fountain Hills. There are 118 certified staff positions and 67 classified staff positions currently supported by the district.


The district’s administrative office is located at 16000 E. Palisades Blvd. on the high school campus. The telephone number is (480) 664-5000. The district maintains a Web site at Technology upgrades of the district’s facilities with modern computer hardware, software and infrastructure are overseen by the director of technology. A budget advisory team and a benefits review committee continue to assist the superintendent with recommendations in those areas.

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Adjacent to the administrative office is the District Learning Center. This facility provides a meeting place for the school board as well as local classes, clubs and teacher development meetings.

For newcomers

Following is important information for newcomers to the community and district: • Entrance age requirements — Pupils entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31. A certified birth certificate must be presented at registration so a copy can be made. • Immunization — All enrolling students must provide proof of immunization as required by Arizona state law. Residents should make sure their child’s records are forwarded to the appropriate school in Fountain Hills. • Open enrollment — Children who do not live in the district may be admitted through open enrollment. Parents must provide transportation for pupils not living in Fountain Hills. • Students living in designated areas are provided bus transportation. Residents can contact the administration office for specific information, bus routes and schedules. A bus with a wheelchair lift is available for students with special needs. • Each school has an equipped nurse’s room staffed with an accredited nurse’s aide. The district’s registered nurse serves all four campuses, visits each on a regular schedule and is available within minutes when needed. • Accommodations for those with disabilities — All facilities are handicap accessible; each school provides state-mandated special education for children with special requirements. • Crosswalks and crossing guards are provided at main intersections near the elementary schools, and bicycle racks are installed at each school. The following is a description of each school and some of the programs offered:

McDowell Mountain Elementary School

McDowell Mountain Elementary School, 14825 N. Fayette Drive, currently serves students from the pre-kindergarten level to third grade. The third grade class was added to the campus following the 2011 site consolidation. The school mission statement is: “The McDowell Mountain students, staff, parents and community will cooperatively provide a safe, child-centered environment that builds self esteem, self discipline and the essential skills for lifelong learning, while adapting to the differences of others and by using responsible decision making, students will exhibit citizenship with the motivation to invent, dream, explore and communicate in our changing world.” One of the ways the school has worked to maintain student excellence is through developing a partnership with the Fountain Hills Mentoring Program. (continued on page 26)

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FHUSD Calendar The following is a list of scheduled events for the Fountain Hills Unified School District 2012-2013 year: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

July 26- New teachers report July 30-31- Returning teachers report (optional) Aug. 1- All staff mandatory return Aug. 6- Students return Aug. 22, 29- Staff development/One hour early Sept. 3 Labor Day/No School Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26- Staff Development/One hour early Oct. 3, 24, 31- Staff development/One hour early Oct. 11-Parent/Teacher conf. Early release K-8 Oct. 11 End of first quarter Oct. 12- Parent/Teacher conf. No school Oct. 15-19- Fall Break/No school Nov. 7, 14, 28- Staff Development/One hour early Nov. 12- Veteran’s Day/No school Nov. 21- Early release Nov 22-23- Thanksgiving/No school Dec. 5, 12- Staff development/One hour early Dec. 21- Early release/End of second quarter Dec. 24-31- Winter holiday Jan. 1-4- Winter holiday Jan. 7- Students return Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30- Staff development/One hour early Jan. 21- MLK holiday/No school Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27- Staff development/One hour early Feb. 18- Presidents’ Day/No school March 20, 27- Staff development/One hour early March 7- End of third quarter March 7- Parent/Teacher conferences. Early release K-8 March 8- Parent/Teacher conferences. No school March 11-15- Spring break March 29- District recess/No school April 3, 10, 17, 24- Staff development/One hour early May 1, 8, 15- Staff development/One hour early May 23- Last student day/Early release May 24- Last teacher day

Early release times: McDowell Mountain- 12:30 p.m. Four Peaks- 12:40 p.m. FH Middle School- 11:45 a.m. FH High School- 11:30 a.m.

Phone numbers: District Office: (480) 664-5000 Four Peaks: (480) 664-5100 McDowell Mountain: (480) 664-5200 Bus Services: (480) 664-5300 Middle School: (480) 664-5400 High School: (480) 664-5500


Fountain Hills Charter School "a tuition free Montessori School serving grades K-8"

Maria Montessori Preschool "an academic based preschool program"

16751 E. Glenbrook Boulevard Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Phone: 480-837-0046 Website: Email:

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Principal Joanne Meehan said that while the school continually strives to raise the bar where all academics are concerned, the real goal of the school is to give students the social skills and development they will use as they advance through the other grades. Parent University classes help parents teach their kids how to read, how to choose appropriate books and how to support developing reading. For more information, the phone number for McDowell Mountain is (480) 664-5200.

Four Peaks Elementary School

Four Peaks Elementary School relocated to the middle school campus in 2011 and, helmed by Principal Anita Gomez, now serves fourth and fifth grade students. Gomez also was named middle school principal for the coming school year. Outside the basic curriculum, staff members have integrated computers in many areas at Four Peaks, which has a computer lab providing “hands on” instruction. There also is a separate art room and a band/music room. All students are required to attend physical education classes twice each week. The school has special education classes with qualified teachers to provide individual attention to students with functional and learning disabilities. Though part of the FHMS campus, Four Peaks operates as a separate entity with its own class wings, bell schedule, team rooms and a special “Readers Lounge” for students to enjoy. The school’s mission is “Four Peaks Elementary School is committed, above all else, to high quality instruction in a caring learning environment which will prepare students for life, both academically and socially.” The school also offers gifted education services for students who take tests and qualify for the gifted and talented programs. For more information on the school and its programs, contact Four Peaks’ office at (480) 664-5100.

Fountain Hills Middle School

Fountain Hills Middle School provides a unique atmosphere where each grade level is taught by “teams” of four teachers to promote a sense of belonging and responsibility within a student’s team as well as his or her own work. Currently, sixth, seventh and eighth grdes (which have common areas, science labs and teacher workrooms) make up the main part of the school. The school also has a gymnasium with basketball and wrestling equipment and an all-weather track, which is used for middle and high school events. The school offers a variety of extra-curricular club and league sports for students including flag football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, soccer, wrestling, girls softball, track and cheerleading. Dance is also offered. The band and choirs are continuing to see

increases in the number of students who participate and the quality of the curriculum. Art classes also continue to thrive. Fountain Hills Middle School’s mission: “Fountain Hills Middle School is committed to providing a high quality educational system of lifelong learning in a safe, motivating environment.” The phone number of the school is (480) 664-5400.

Fountain Hills High School

Over the years, many of the academic and extra curricular programs presented at Fountain Hills High School have brought a great deal of pride to students and teachers alike. Also, more advanced placement classes have been added to the curriculum to allow students to exceed the state standards in their learning environments if they so choose. These additions also benefit the three-tiered diploma system which allows highly achieving students to pursue a diploma with honors or a diploma with highest distinction. The campus setting is a collection of 16 buildings, with 32 classrooms for high school. High achievement standards have been set and the curriculum includes English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, foreign languages, fine arts and practical arts. High school students may enroll in advanced placement classes or dual enrollment classes for college credit as well as vocational preparation classes through the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) at no additional cost. Call (480) 461-4173 for information. Joint-use buildings house art, business, language, life sciences and economics departments, as well as computer and technology labs, a library, a music building, a lecture hall, a cafeteria and two separate gymnasiums. High school students have access to state-of-the-art computer technology; the library’s card catalog system is computerized; and special opportunities are offered in the alternative education program. A Bio-Technology Lab and a Video Productions unit bring state-of- the-art experiences to students. Special education programs concentrate on learning and emotional disabilities, speech, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The high school provides a variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Some of the more notable programs include band, choir, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Science Club, Student Government (STUGO), Honor Society, Cheerleading, and many others. High school students enjoy interscholastic sports programs such as cross country, varsity and junior varsity football, varsity soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys baseball, girls softball, boys and girls tennis, wrestling, golf and track and field. The mission of Fountain Hills High School is to “enable students to discover and develop maximum potential and a life long desire for learning.” Former middle school principal Tom Brennan fills the vacancy created when Tom Lawrence was moved to the superintendent’s office. The high school is located at 16100 E. Palisades Blvd. The high school’s telephone number is (480) 664-5500.

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Fountain Hills Charter School For families seeking an alternative approach to education that focuses on active learning and an individualized curriculum, Fountain Hills Charter School may be the place for you. FHCS is divided into two adjacent campuses located at 16751 E. Glenbrook Blvd. and 16811 E. El Pueblo Boulevard, east of Fountain Hills Blvd. on the north side of town. This public elementary school serves grades K-8 and exemplifies the holistic approach to instruction conceived from the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Charter School’s mission is to enable students to develop strategies for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values needed to participate meaningfully in a pluralistic society. FHCS offers a choice to parents, students and educators who wish to emphasize self-directed, active and enthusiastic participation in the learning process. Consistent with this mission, the school’s program strives to achieve five key goals: an integrated school environment, a solid academic foundation, strong parent participation, a responsive and certified faculty and a supportive community partnership. FHCS provides stimulating learning environments that promote each student’s personal potential for achievement in academics, creativity, dexterity, empathy, judgment, motivation, personality and citizenship. The school is dedicated to: • Providing individualized learning experiences; • Ensuring a high level of personal achievement; • Engaging families in the education of their children; • Preparing students for successful passage into higher levels of education; and • Actively demonstrating the beliefs of a true community school. The school’s philosophy acknowledges that learning is unique to each individual, who may develop in different ways and at different rates. Progress through the program is not dependent on perceived grade level or age but by ability level and motivation. Children are organized into natural, multi-age groups, not isolated into grade levels. This allows older students to act as mentors, while younger children can learn by the examples of their elder classmates. A five-member governing board establishes policies for FHCS, and an active Parent-Teacher Organization provides support for the students and educators, hosting events throughout the school year. For more information about Fountain Hills Charter School’s programs, call (480) 837-0046 or visit www.

Charter Calendar The following is a list of scheduled events for the Fountain Hills Charter School 2012-13 year: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

July 30- Teachers report Aug. 2-3- Parent/Teacher conferences Aug. 6- First day of class/Early release Aug. 6-8- Early release for kindergarten Aug. 24- Staff development/Early release Sept. 3- Labor Day/No school Sept. 26- Staff development/Early release Oct. 11- Parent conferences/Early release Oct. 12- Parent conferences/No school Oct. 15-19- Fall break/No school Nov. 9- Staff development/Early release Nov. 12- Veterans Day/No school Nov. 21- Early release Nov. 22-23- Thanksgiving/No school Dec. 21- Early release Dec. 24-31- Winter break/No school Jan. 1-4- Winter break/No school Jan. 7- Students return Jan. 18- Staff development/Early release Jan. 21- MLK Day/No school Feb. 15- Staff development/Early release Feb. 18- Presidents’ Day/No school March 7- Parent conferences/Early release March 8- Parent conferences/No school March 11-15- Spring break/No school March 29- School recess/No school April 24- Staff development/Early release May 23- Last day for students/Early release May 29- Last day for teachers

Early release time: Charter school- 12:30 p.m. Phone number: FHCS office: (480) 837-0046

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Children who are preschool age have a number of choices of schools to attend in Fountain Hills.

Preschools The following list of local preschools offer parents options for childcare that will suit the needs of each individual child and parent:

Creative Child Care Preschool

Creative Child Care Preschool offers structured preschool and kindergarten prep programs for children ages three through five. Two, three, four and five-day programs are available. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Creative Child Care’s philosophy is to promote a love for learning through developmentally appropriate materials. Children are addressed socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, cognitively, and nurtured to build positive self-esteem. Creative Child Care Preschool is DHS certified and operates under new owner, Priya Ganapathi. The staff at Creative Child Care Preschool belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Information may be obtained by calling (480) 837-0282. The school is located at 17150 E. Amhurst Drive and their website is at

Here We Grow Learning Center

Here We Grow Learning Center is committed to offering children an environment where they learn as they grow by providing a loving, nurturing atmosphere. The center’s focus is on enhancing socialization, creativity, language and decision-making skills as well as building self-esteem and self-worth. Above all, Here We Grow’s mission is to have “healthy, happy children.” The staff also provides activities for pre-reading and

language skills as well as social and intellectual skills. Here We Grow is DHS certified and operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Before- and after-school care, which includes transportation to and from local schools, is offered for school-aged children. Breakfast, snacks and hot lunches are provided. The facility is located at 16901 E. Palisades Blvd. Call Director Astacia Vagotis Sanches at (480) 837-6600 for more information. More information can be found on their website at

Maxwell Preschool Academy

Maxwell Preschool Academy offers developmental educational programs for children six weeks to six years as well as programs for school-aged children up to age 12. For toddlers, the school provides consistency in care that helps develop both mind and body in a safe, secure and healthy environment. Maxwell is now able to care for children six weeks and up thanks to the recently added infant room. The curriculum supports children’s learning through active involvement with people, materials, events and ideas. Teachers prepare the environment with a variety of materials and plan activities that build on the children’s interests and expand their learning. T he center is DHS certified and has separate areas for toddlers and older children. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A summer camp program is offered between June and August for children ages one to 12. The school is located at 15249 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Call (480) 837-6206. (continued on page 29)

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Promiseland Christian Preschool

Promiseland is a Christian preschool located at Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 15555 E. Bainbridge Ave. Promiseland is committed to providing children with a Christ-centered, loving environment allowing them to grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and creatively. Promiseland offers classes for children ages 2-5 in half-day programs. Potty training is not required. After attending Promiseland, children will have a solid academic and social foundation to not only succeed, but excel as they advance to kindergarten and beyond. Visit their website at or call (480) 836-4467 for information. Promiseland is DHS certified and is a DES provider.

Sunflower Preschool

Sunflower Preschool is located at 15055 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., adjacent to the Fountain Hills Charter School, and offers options of not only morning and afternoon half and full-day programs, but also extended hours for working parents. Before school hours run from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. with half-day schedules available. Dismissal will be at 3:30 p.m. with after-school hours stretching all the way to 6 p.m. At Sunflower, students can expect outdoor playtime, group sharing and discussion, story time, reading, lessons in literature, math, art and science as well as

further individual and group lessons utilizing both Montessori and traditional work materials. Fun day Friday water play will also offer aquatic entertainment through the summer months. Sunflower Preschool is DHS certified. For further information, call (480) 836-2255 or visit

Community Preschool at McDowell Mountain

Located at 14825 N. Fayette, within the McDowell Mountain Elementary School campus, the Community Preschool at McDowell Mountain works hand-inhand with its district sibling, preparing students ages 3-5 to make an easy transition into kindergarten with facilities and a curriculum that dovetail perfectly with its standards. Thanks to First Things First, the preschool is also able to offer several scholarships for students in need of financial support. Half and full-day programs are available with the McDowell Mountain Developmental Preschool available for special needs students and a curriculum that follows the Arizona state standard and incorporates Reggio Emilia, Teaching Strategies Gold and more. Courses also focus on music and movement, phonics and pre-reading skills, math activities, hands-on learning and group activities, to name a few. A school within a school, the Community Preschool offers a unique blend of staff, location and curriculum important for success when entering the regular school system. The Community Preschool at McDowell Mountain is DHS certified. For more information, call (480) 664-5212.

Youngsters enjoy lots of outdoor fun throughout the year in Fountain Hills.

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Home Schooling For parents seeking an education outside traditional institutions, Fountain Hills has a group of likeminded families united as a community of learning known as the Fountain Hills Christian Home Educators (FHCHE). FHCHE is a local support system formed by local home school families. Though the group is a Christianrooted organization, families need not be Christian to participate in activities throughout the year. The mission of FHCHE is to glorify God by providing fellowship, educational activities, information, inspiration and support to home schooling families. They believe that Christ is the foundation of learning and seek His loving example when teaching children and serving each other. Currently, more than 20 families in Fountain Hills are involved in FHCHE. The students come together several times each month for learning and social opportunities including geography and science fairs, biography night, field trips throughout the Valley, fine arts experiences and graduation. Members of the group are able to network for lesson and extracurricular ideas. Group discounts are also available for field trips. For more information, check out the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at

Playing make-believe is always a kid-favorite, and the Town of Fountain Hills is kid-friendly.

The Hashknife Pony Express makes a visit to Fountain Hills every year on its way from Holbrook in northern Arizona to Scottsdale to kick off the annual Parada del Sol.

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Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale—McKee Branch provides before and after school activities for local students, as well as summer programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale – McKee Branch provides a comprehensive youth development agency serving local youth ages five to 18. The Fountain Hills facility, under the guidance of new Branch Director DJ Lott, consists of a 22,000-squarefoot youth and teen center. All programs and services provided are based on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Five Core Service Areas: education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation. The health and life skills programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being. Health and life skills offerings include the SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood programs which help teens make their way through their teen years making good choices and developing strong values. Character and leadership development programs empower youth to support and influence their club and community while developing a positive self-image. The Leaders in Training Program is designed to enhance the professional development of club members in sixth to 10th grade. The Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year also is part of the character and leadership development

program. Sports, fitness and recreation programs develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management and an appreciation for social and interpersonal skills. Education and career development programs enable youths to become proficient in basic educational disciplines and apply learning to every-day situations to embrace technology and optimize employability. The arts programs enable youths to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactile arts and crafts as well as performing arts. Hours for youths (Grades K-5) are 7 a.m. to first school bell and last school bell to 6:30 p.m. during the school year and 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on full days. Summer hours for teens (Grades 7-12) are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and school year hours (Grades 6-12) will be last school bell to 6:30 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club has a $25 per year membership fee and additional fees for youth childcare, summer camp and various programs. The Boys & Girls Club is located next to Four Peaks Park on the corner of Calaveras and Del Cambre avenues. For more information call (480) 344-5400.

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Places of Worship The faith community in Fountain Hills has always been a strong one. Various faiths and congregations make their presence known through worship services, benefits, mission trips, outreach programs and the like. Most churches are a part of the Fountain Hills Ministerial Association, dating back to the 1970s, which organizes two community services each year (Easter Sunrise and Thanksgiving) along with a baccalaureate service for graduating FHHS seniors. The association administers a Good Samaritan Fund, which helps out residents with short-term financial needs. Anyone who seeks more information about the fund should contact his or her local pastor. Following is a list of those faiths and/or congregations located in the immediate area: • Anglican Church of the Atonement – 11002 N. Saguaro Blvd., (480) 837-1179. • Baha’i Faith — P.O. Box 19085; for more information, 1-800-22-UNITE. • Beth Hagivot Congregation – Meets at the Fountains, United Methodist Church, (480) 650-3061; Cantor Shira Batalion. • Calvary Fountain Hills – Meets at Four Peaks School, 17300 E. Calaveras; (480) 710-9463; Pastor Rick Ponzo. • Chabad of Fountain Hills – 11011 N. Saguaro Blvd., (480) 776-4463; Rabbi Mendy Lipskier. • Christ’s Church of Fountain Hills — 15555 E. Bainbridge Ave., (480) 837-3121; Pastor Don Lawrence. • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — Fountain Hills Ward, 15507 E. Bainbridge Avenue, (602) 692-6160; Jerry Olson, Bishop. • Church of the Ascension Roman Catholic Church — 12615 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., (480) 837-1066; Father John McDonough, pastor. • Clear Light Buddhist Center – Meets at The Fountains, A United Methodist Church, 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.; (602) 243-5220. • First Baptist Church of Fountain Hills — 10215 N. Saguaro Blvd., (480) 837-3374; Pastor Tony Pierce. • Fountain Hills Christian Center (AG) — 16239 E. Ironwood Dr., (480) 837-3735; Pastor Todd Forrest. • Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church — 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., (480) 837-1763; Rev. Bill Good.

Vacation Bible School takes place at number of local churches in Fountain Hills each summer. • The Fountains, A United Methodist Church — 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., (480) 837-7627; Pastor David Felten. • Four Peaks Community Church – 15202 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., (480) 837-7200. • Joy Christian Community Church – 13430 N. Saguaro Blvd., No. 2; (480) 837-5744; Pastor Don Schrage. • New Journey Lutheran Church ELCA – 16748 E. Parkview, suite B; (480) 383-9193; Pastor Crystal Steinberg. • North Chapel Community Church – Offices at 17210 Amhurst Drive, services held at the Messinger building, 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd.; (480) 837-2353; Pastor Dan Scruggs. • Rio Verde Community Church – 25603 N. Danny Lane, Rio Verde, (480) 471-7239; Rev. Dr. Cathy Northrup. • Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran Church LCMC — El Lago and Fountain Hills boulevards., (480) 8379532; Pastor Steve Bergeson. • St. Anthony On The Desert Episcopal Church – 12990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, (480) 451-0860; Rev. Dorian Mulvey, Rector. • Trinity Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod — 13770 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., (480) 837-0130; Pastor Tom Daly. • True North Congregation – Home-based congregation; (480) 307-1204; Mark Derksen.

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A Non-Denominational Christian Church • Adult Bible Study • Small Groups Sunday Service at 10am CCFH is a Bible-based family-oriented church 15555 E. Bainbridge Ave & Glenbrook 480-837-3121

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, LCMC Sunday Services Traditional & Praise • Children & Youth Activities Mission & Outreach • Bible Based • Women’s & Men’s Groups Pastor Steve Bergeson • 16150 E. El Lago Blvd. 480-837-9532 •

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Fountain Hills Library

The Fountain Hills Library had a major renovation at the end of last year, with new furniture and carpeting, as well as a new layout. The Fountain Hills Branch Library is a hub of activity for every age. Children, teens and adults find more than books when they visit the facility. The 15,000-square-foot facility houses more than 46,000 items including adult and children’s books, movies, music, audio books and magazines. The entire Library District collection totals nearly 650,000 items that can be requested and then checked out at the Fountain Hills Branch. The Maricopa County Library District has provided Fountain Hills with library services since 1973 when its Bookmobile began making biweekly stops. The facility had several locations before moving to its current location in September 2001. The library is located at 12901 N. La Montana Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday

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and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Many of the library’s services can be accessed through the Maricopa County Library District’s Web site at Customers can search the library catalog, renew books, check the calendar and register for upcoming programs. They also may access the e-mail reference service called Ask a Librarian as well as more than 50 online databases. Databases have full text magazine articles and other information. There also is a download center to access books and music. The library features a self-check system, one-stop service desk, special programs and events, story times for toddlers and preschool children, Teen Council, computer classes for beginners, “Music in the Library” series, book clubs and film discussions. For additional information, call the library at (602) 652-3000. Best-Sellers -- The New York Times best-seller program is a popular service offered by the Library District. The Fountain Hills Branch receives multiple copies of best-sellers and other high-demand books. Digital Collection -- The library offers downloadable eBooks, downloadable audio books, and downloadable music and videos that customers can search, borrow, read and return via the Internet 24 hours a day. Music is available to add to a user’s collection on MP3 players. Because digital devices differ, some may function appropriately to download the library’s digital materials. E-mail Book Club -- Test drive a book. An easy and (continued on page 34)

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fun way to read -- especially for busy people. Customers receive a chapter of a recent book in their e-mail daily. It’s a great way to “sample” a variety of books. Visit the Library District Web site, and select the Email Book Club. Public Computers -- More than 35 public computers are available with T-1 line Internet access at the library. Customers can access the library’s catalog in English or Spanish, surf the Internet, open an e-mail account and do word processing. The computers are equipped with Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access) in addition to Internet Explorer. Wireless access also is available in the building to customers with a Maricopa County Library card. Summer Reading Programs -- The library has summer reading programs for four age groups: prereaders, ages 0-5 years; children, ages 6-11 years; teens, ages 12-18 years, and adults. Calendar of Events -- Pick up a monthly Calendar of Events for a complete listing of programs, classes and events or check the library’s Web site calendar. Library Staff -- Branch Manager Vicki Novak has been with the Maricopa County Library District for just over 20 years. The library has seven full-time staff members and eight part-time employees. Four staff members are librarians. The Fountain Hills Library Association -- This volunteer organization provides ongoing financial support to the library. This year, members provided funding for the “Music in the Library” program, the adult book club, the children’s science lab and additional equipment for the branch. The association also sponsors the Summer Reading Program kick-off with a variety of programs and refreshments. The association’s financial support over the summer covers ongoing children’s programming, and makes it possible for the kids and teens who complete the summer reading program to receive a free book. They also run the “Books for the

Library Branch Manager Vicki Novak has been with the library district for more than 20 years. Homebound” program, providing library materials to customers who cannot get to the library due to physical illness or disability. Toward the end of 2011, the library was renovated. The Association paid for half the cost to purchase and install new carpeting while the Town of Fountain Hills paid for the other half of the carpeting expense. The Library Association also paid to have much of the library’s furniture reupholstered. Residents can support the Library Association through membership fees, or by visiting the resale bookstore located in the lobby of the library. The store is staffed by volunteers and is open Monday through Saturday. The bookstore phone number is (602) 6523263. For additional information about the Library Association, visit, e-mail or write to the Library Association, P.O. Box 17581, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269.

The Fountain Hills Library Association hosts guest speakers throughout the y e a r. Po p u l a r A r i z o n a Republic columnist Clay Thompson was a visitor in 2012.

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Fountain Hills Community Center Residents and visitors alike are the beneficiaries of the services at Fountain Hills Community Center. The 31,000-square-foot Fountain Hills Community Center accommodates a variety of functions throughout the year. The Center provides space not only for area residents to use but has become a favorite site for out-of-town users. The center was named as a 2010 best wedding and reception venue in The Knot’s Best of Weddings. While Fountain Park offers a beautiful backdrop for a wedding, the Community Center is the perfect complement as a reception venue.

The center is designed to accommodate a variety of meeting needs. The 5,000-square-foot lobby can be used for receptions or displays and flows well into the 8,200-square-foot Grand Ballroom. The ballroom can be divided into a number of configurations, and individual breakout rooms also are available. The center also includes a fully-equipped prep kitchen, allowing clients to bring in their own catering. Fountain Hills Community Center is located at 13001 N. La Montana Drive. For information about booking space at the center, call (480) 816-5117, or visit www.

John O’Flynn Senior Activity Center The John O’Flynn Senior Activity Center, supported by town funds, has nearly 300 volunteers and a membership of 1,200. The center coordinates the Home Delivered Meals Program which has three routes. The program provides nutritious hot mid-day meals to individuals who are homebound, elderly, ill or recovering from surgery. With the addition of a third route in August 2009, the service accommodates more clients, provides meals in a more timely fashion, and minimizes the delivery time for volunteers. The town has provided the service to individuals in need since the Home Delivered Meals program was created in 1990. Volunteers are always needed to help deliver meals for 90 minutes, once a month. More than 200 volunteer drivers assist in this activity. They can choose the day of the week. Not only does the program provide a healthy meal but it also allows for a brief daily visit to these sometimes-lonely people. All deliveries are made in teams of two so volunteers can pair with a spouse, relative, friend or neighbor. Recruiting new volunteers is ongoing. All volunteers are fingerprinted with a full background check. The center provides hundreds of other opportunities for seniors and boomers to prove that age is only a number. The number of individuals who become members each year is growing. An annual membership fee is charged. Membership is not limited to seniors; adults 18 and older are eligible. Programs include line dancing, bingo, cards, fitness classes, knitting, dominoes, woodcarving, Mah Jongg, Scrabble, bunko, Sherlock Holmes book club, women’s singles, table talk for women, and a men’s discussion group. The center also sponsors current-release movies shown weekly, and several educational classes throughout the year such as conversational Spanish, AARP Defensive Driving and Great Decision classes. The center also sponsors guest speakers, and has a free lending library. A variety of day trips and overnight excursion options are offered by various travel companies at reasonable prices. The center coordinates a free Medical

Fountain Hills Senior Net provides local senior citizens a place to learn and improve their computer skills. Equipment Loan Program for those in need of items such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers. Donated wheelchairs always can be used. Support groups such as bereavement, caregiver’s, celiac, hearing loss, and Parkinson’s meet at the center. There also are social services available to members, including blood pressure monitoring, hearing screenings, legal and medical insurance consultations. The SeniorNet Computer Learning Center schedules computer classes monthly and offers an open computer lab weekly. The center organizes the Activities Expo held each January to showcase current programs and activities. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Drive. The phone number is (480) 8165226. For further information, visit its Web site at www.

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Ballet Arizona previews its season in Fountain Hills each year with Ballet under the Stars. Fountain Hills continues to grow as a cultural destination. With residents dedicated to the arts, the community has a growing public art collection, annual art shows, art galleries and more. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors two major art shows each year, and Thunderbird Artists brings a third show to the community each March. Fountain Hills Theater, long known as one of the area’s leading community theaters, continues to bring a variety of shows to the stage. Jazz in the Hills and Fountain Hills Chamber Players are under the auspices of the theater organization. Fountain Hills is one of the locales for Ballet Arizona’s annual preview shows, “Ballet under the Stars” event in the fall. The town also has the Community Chorus, the Community Band to perform at various functions throughout the year, as well as numerous civic activities, art and music competitions and other functions sponsored by the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association. The following is information about the variety of cultural groups and activities available in Fountain Hills:

Fountain Hills Art League

The Fountain Hills Art League has a long history in the community. What began as a small group of artists in 1980 has grown to an organization with more than 100 mem-

bers. The group offers demonstrations and workshops throughout the year and organizes a monthly art walk at The Fountain from October through May called “Art in the Park.” The league meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September through May, at the Fountain Hills Community Center. The first hour of the meeting a professional artist/speaker demonstrates in a variety of media. The league honors artists of the month, as well as the artist of the year. Guests are always welcome. All group members are artists themselves, so there is a great deal of exchange of ideas and experience between them. Many members participate in the all-member art show each March at the Community Center, as well as the juried art show scheduled Nov. 4-25, 2012, at the Sundust Gallery on Main Street in Mesa. This also includes a wine reception Friday, Nov 9, at 5 p.m. An allmember Art Studio Tour is set for March 8 and 9, 2013, and will feature the artists and their work. Proceeds from the March event go to the middle and charter schools art programs and a scholarship for the high school art major (three students each received $1,000 in 2012) and the two schools each received $1,000. An open studio is offered the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Fountain Hills Community Center. Live models and workshops are featured with planned (continued on page 37)

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Docents lead visitors through the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum.

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programs. The public is welcome for slight fee. For more information, call President Deborah Sedlmayer, (602) 717-5047, or email Vice President Nancy Dini, at

Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association (FHCCA)

The mission of the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association is to “enhance the quality of life in Fountain Hills by supporting, developing and operating cultural, civic, and educational activities in our community.” The FHCCA, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, is funded through annual membership fees, donations, grants and various fundraisers. It is administered by a 20-member board of directors. For further information, visit www.fountainhillscca. org or call FHCCA president Boyce Baldwin at (480) 816-1753. Some functions of FHCCA: Art and Music in the Schools – Supports and promotes the arts in education through artist-in-residence programs, special performances and other means. Civic Affairs – Educational programs, local candidate nights, town halls on community issues, a public forum series on various current topics of interest and a mentor program are under this umbrella.

Club, Organization & Volunteer Expo – Held annually and co-sponsored by the Town of Fountain Hills, this event brings over 50 organizations together at the Community Center for the public to find out what’s available and what the organizations are all about. Community Band – The band, made up of musicians who live in the community full and part time, has performed in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and played concerts in the park and other venues in Fountain Hills. The Community Band welcomes new members with at least high school level band experience. The group is directed by Eddie Madden. Community Center Exhibits – Art organizations display their work through the assistance of this group. Local quilters, the Fountain Hills Photography Club and the art departments in the local schools participate. Community Chorus – Directed by Matthew Frable, the chorus rehearses on Monday nights from September to April. This group is a non-audition chorus and welcomes new members who love to sing. The Community Chorus performs concerts for the Fountain Hills community in December and April, as well as at other special engagements. Greening of Downtown – FHCCA oversees fund collection for monies to pay for projects identified in the Downtown Vision Plan. Projects include planting trees, bushes, and flower gardens in Fountain Park and beautification of the Avenue of the Fountains. In-Home Concerts – Top-notch musicians for three classical and three jazz concerts perform in private homes. Tickets are limited because of space but the (continued on page 38)

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concerts are intimate and eclectic. Juried Art Show – This annual event features local artists whose works are hung in the Community Center. A reception is held to honor the artists and feature the winners in each category. Piano Competition – This annual event is open statewide to classical piano students between the ages of 11 and 18 who compete for cash prizes. Poinsettia Tree of Remembrance – This project is intended to beautify the community and aid those who are bereft during the holiday season. Public Art – FHCCA is responsible for locating, selecting, negotiating prices and acquiring public art in the community. The FHCCA currently has well over 100 pieces of public art in its collection. Docent led “Art Walks” are scheduled the first Saturday of the month from September through April.

Fountain Hills Theater

Fountain Hills Theater, which celebrates its 26th season this year, is regularly honored with numerous nominations and wins at the annual Valley ariZoni Theater Awards ceremony. With the talents of Executive Director, Val Stasik, a Board of Directors, Managing/ Artistic Mainstage Director, Peter J. Hill and Artistic/ Technical Youth Director, Ross Collins, this hometown theater continues to entertain area theater-lovers. Hundreds of volunteers help make this possible, as well as a dedicated staff. The following are the 2012-13 Season Youth, Mainstage & newly created Mainstage Too shows running from August 2012 through June 23, 2013: Youth Productions: School House Rock, Jr. - Aug. 24Sept. 9, 2012; Annie – Dec. 7-23; The Silence Between the Whispers – Mar.15-31, 2013; A Princess, a Pea and a Musical – June 7-23. Youth shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Group rates and school shows available. Mainstage Productions: Sunset Boulevard - Sept. 1430, 2012; And Then There Were None - Oct. 26-Nov.11; The 39 Steps - Jan.11-27, 2013; The Full Monty - Feb.22-Mar.10; Boeing Boeing - April 5-21 and The Pirates of Penzance May 17-June 2. Mainstage shows run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Mainstage Too: Ashes to Ashes – Oct.5-21; Christmas Jukebox - Nov.30–Dec.23; Back in the Saddle – Feb.1-17, 2013; Gunmetal Blues – April 26-May 12. Mainstage Too shows run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. In addition to its Youth productions, FHT offers year-round after-school performing arts workshops, as well as summer camps and a full-time Teen Camp that includes five weeks of instruction, performance of a fully-staged musical comedy and an optional trip to New York City. Adult theater trips, which alternate between London and New York, are offered every spring. The theater is supported by funds from the Town of

One of Fountain Hills’ many pieces of public art is outside the medical center on Palisades Boulevard.

Fountain Hills, as well as by ticket sales, fundraisers, individual donations and corporate grants. Tickets for all shows are sold in advance through the Box Office as well as at the door. Individual tickets can also be purchased through the FHT Web site at www. For more information call (480) 837-9661 x3. Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theater is located at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. In keeping with its mission to foster the performing arts in Fountain Hills, FHT formed affiliations with Jazz in the Hills and Fountain Hills Chamber Players.

Thunderbird Artists

Thunderbird Artists is producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals in Arizona. The organization has been promoting artists from all over the U.S. and abroad for 30 years, providing professional and emerging artists a platform to sell artwork and launch art careers. Thunderbird Artists holds the annual Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire in March, as well as other first class festivals in Carefree (November, January and March) and Scottsdale Waterfront (October, November and February). The annual Arizona Fine Art EXPO, slated for Jan. 10 through March 24, 2013, is also in Scottsdale at Jomax and Scottsdale roads. For more information, call (480) 837-5637, or visit

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Public Art

Beloved President Abraham Lincoln is featured along Saguaro Boulevard in Fountain Park. Fountain Hills has become known as a public art community. A number of local residents, led by Jerry and Jackie Miles, designed the program, initiating it in 2001. One of the goals set by the committee was to have a collection of at least 100 pieces of art by Feb. 14, 2012, the date of the state’s centennial. The goal was achieved in late May 2011. The long-term goal remains in place to create the finest collection of public art in the Southwestern United States. There currently are 115 art pieces in the town’s collection. In 2007, The Town of Fountain Hills began a program requiring developers to pay one percent of construction costs to fund public art at commercial and multiresidential buildings. Single family homes are exempt. Developers can work with the Public Art Committee under the auspices of Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, to choose a piece of sculpture to be placed on their property. They also may choose to donate the appropriate dollar amount and give it to the town to deposit into the Public Art Fund. Monies would then be used for future public art purchases and installations. The Public Art Committee takes a major role in raising money for public art works. Active procurement of a specific piece, by commissioning a specific artist or

through gifts to the town, the committee reviews and facilitates each proposed art acquisition. Art selections are based on a number of criteria: Artistic merit; physical condition of the artwork; history of the work; compatibility with the town’s public art program and collection; availability of an appropriate site on town property; requirements for installation, storage and maintenance; and liability considerations and issues of public safety. The committee also considers a list of questions as to how the art “reveals a unique or special quality about Fountain Hills; contributes to the awareness of Fountain Hills’ history and cultural identity; adds aesthetic quality and interest to Fountain Hills’ infrastructure; engages the public in an entertaining, educational or contemplative way; and makes a statement about the identity, character or values of life within Fountain Hills.” The art walk, called Milestones, a Desert Odyssey through Public Art, is a monthly docent-led walk available to all residents and visitors from October through April. For information and reservations, call Town Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, (480) 816-5151. For more information about the community’s public art, visit

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Centennial Circle

Sandy Thompson, left, chair of the Public Arts Committee, and Jerry Miles, an instrumental supporter of obtaining art for the community helped Fountain Hills welcome Centennial Circle to the town at the official celebration of Arizona’s 100th birthday in February. The town celebrated Arizona’s 100th anniversary of statehood and its own Centennial accomplishments on Sunday, April 12, 2012. On that day, the Centennial Circle was dedicated. The Centennial Circle, an 18,625-square-foot public space, is encircled by the Fountain Hills Community Center, Maricopa County Library and the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum. Sculptures in and around the circle reflect the Public Art Committee’s goal to accumulate at least 100 pieces of public arts in the form of sculptures, paintings and photos installed in the community by Feb. 14, 2012. That goal was achieved, and the committee has moved toward collecting and installing the next 100 pieces. The public art collection is funded through private gifts and donations. Commanding the center of the Centennial Circle is Victor Issaa’s “Power of Thought” representing great ideas, thoughts and inventions over 2,000 years of history. More than 24 sculptures have been installed in or around the circle. Among them are “Dewey”, a bronze rabbit by sculptor Martha Pettigrew; a bronze soaring eagle sculpture by artist Doug Hyde; “Truth,” a sculpture by Kendra Fleishman, and “Winds of Change” by Jimmy Dodson. Monuments placed around the circle refer to each of “Arizona’s Five Cs: cattle, copper, citrus, cotton and

climate. Each monument bears a photo etched in stainless steel and a description of the particular item. The Arizona Centennial seal and a state timelines complete the circle. The cattle monument reflects the town’s ranching tradition, the P-Bar Ranch on which the community is located. The Centennial Circle is a joint project of the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association under the supervision of the Public Art Committee; The Fountain Hills Library Association, the Fountain Hills and Lower Verde River Valley Historical Society, the Town’s Centennial Commission Arizona’s 5Cs are featured in and the Fountain C e n t e n n i a l C i r c l e l o c a t e d Hills Chamber of between the Community Center Commerce. and the museum/library building in Fountain Hills.

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Greater Fountain Hills Business Alliance

The Greater Fountain Hills Business Alliance is a growing organization in the community. In its first few months in existence, the group had held a social event on Saguaro Lake, as well as monthly “Cash Mob” events. The Greater Fountain Hills Business Alliance opened its doors November 2011 to represent the business communities of Fountain Hills, The Verdes, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Goldfield Ranch. The Alliance strives to create a pro-business climate using appropriate business retention and expansion-related programs that promote and support business vitality in partnership with other entities and organizations. Within seven months, the Alliance boasts more than 85 members and grows steadily monthly as word of its activities and involvement in the business community spreads. The Alliance hosts open houses, publishes a newsletter and conducts monthly “Cash Mobs.” The organization hosted a spring social cruise on Saguaro Lake. The Alliance created a web site at and has a Facebook presence. The Alliance recognizes the value of area residents choosing to shop locally before traveling out of the immediate environs or beyond. As an advocate of the business community, Alliance members strive to partner with other Greater Fountain Hills organizations which believe as the group does: “Greater Fountain Hills first!” Chairman Paul Smith said membership benefits include having members names printed in a newsletter published by the Alliance and on the website with a link to the member’s website. The contact telephone number is (480) 206-4719 or (480) 231-3896. The mailing address is 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Suite 200.

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Clubs and Organizations Fountain Hills has a proud heritage of volunteerism and community spirit. The following is a list of the various clubs and organizations:


Automobile Club -- Call Bill Mantle, (480) 836-7822. Businessmen’s Golf League, The Fountain Hills -Contact Jerry Berna, 816-9986 or (602) 769-8180. Community Chorus -- Contact Matthew Frable at (480) 529-7434. Community Theater -- Call (480) 837-9661. Duplicate Bridge Club -- Sanctioned by American Contract Bridge League; Stephanie Haddy, (480) 8161698. Genealogy Club -- Contact Roseanne Hein, (602) 9969082. German Club of Fountain Hills -- Contact Dieter Hermans at (480) 502-4996 or for information. Herb Society and Garden Club, The Fountain Hills – Contact Vice President Ginny LaPenta at (480) 8375542. Toastmasters -- Call (480) 816-9050 for more information. Walking Club -- Lorna Bennett, (480) 837-5357.

Book Clubs

Desert Beekeepers Book Club -- Devoted to reading and discussing the Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Contact Doris Dale at (480) 816-6003. Library Association -- Contact Cynthia Magazine, (602) 652-3271. Women’s Book Club -- Contact Pat Bressner at (480) 837-1948.

Cultural Clubs

Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills Chapter -- Call 510-3672. Art League -- Call (480) 837-8920. Cultural and Civic Association -- Contact Boyce Baldwin at (480) 816-1753. Fountain Hills and the Lower Verde River Valley Historical Society -- President Debbie Skehen at (480)

816-4186, or Executive Director Judy Confer, (480) 8372612. Sister Cities -- Call Sharon Morgan at (480) 837-8264. Southwest Cultures Club -- Contact Jane at (480) 8373391.

Service Clubs

Amvets No. 7 -- (480) 837-9934. American Legion Post No. 58, Fountain Hills -- 16837 E. Parkview Ave. (480) 837-5958. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 58 -- Contact President Gisela Navone at (480) 836-1193. Daughters of Isabella -- Contact Regent Marilyn Bertolini at (480) 837-2186. Elks Lodge, Lodge No. 2846, Fountain Hills –Contact Exalted Ruler Billy Pageau, (480) 837-0731. Kiwanis, Noon -- Contact C.T. Wright, (480) 837-5534. Kiwanis, Sunset -- Contact Mike Fleming, (480) 2208499. Knights of Columbus -- (480) 837-1066. Rotary Club, Fountain Hills -- Contact Robert Fanslau at (480) 664-1227. Rotary Club, Four Peaks -- Contact Roger Riggert, (480) 837-2271. St. Vincent de Paul Society -- Local conference based at Church of the Ascension; call 837-7287. Sons of Amvets Squadron 7 -- (480) 837-9934. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7507 -- Contact Commander Boe James at (480) 836-5520.

Social and Networking Clubs

Beta Sigma Phi -- National women’s sorority. Contact Peggy Harris, (480) 816-1586. Friends in the Hills Welcome Club -- contact Susan Luzinski, (480) 907-5701. F.L.A.G. – Fountain Hills Leads Association Group –Networking business group. Contact President Martha Andrighetti-Simkins at (480) 580-8888; Shawn White, (480) 816-9985. The Club -- 17005 E. Enterprise Drive; (480) 837-3375. Valley Singles Club – Call Debbie at (480) 837-9449. Women’s Club, The Fountain Hills -- Contact President Susan Luzinski; (480) 907-5701. Women’s Club, The Four Peaks -- Contact President Sheila Nichols at (480) 837-0209.

Special Interest Clubs

ADOG -- Association of Dog Owners Group promotes off-leash park and responsible pet ownership and holds the annual Pet Adopt-a-Thon; or call Jerry Wise at (480) 836-2210. Women’s Antique Club, Fountain Hills – This group enjoys collecting and is interested in preservation of historical sites. For more information call Pat Bressner at (480) 837-1948. Association Guidance Group -- AGG is an organization of local condominium and homeowner’s association (continued on page 43)

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Clubs (continued from page 42)

board members. Contact Doug Campbell at (480) 8377712. Christian Writers’ Group -- Contact Jewell Johnson at (480) 836-8968. Coin Club, Fountain Hills -- Contact Mike McCabe, (602) 315-7636. Democratic Legislative District -- Call Margaret Hogan at District 8 Democrats at (480) 596-8350. McDowell Park Association -- Volunteer citizens promoting the preservation of McDowell Mountain Regional Park and adjacent mountains and desert; Keith P. Clayton, (480) 471-7955. MOMS Club -- National non-profit group for stay-athome mothers and their children. Call (480) 560-1857. M.O.P.S. – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers, (480) 837-3374. Neighborhood Committee of Architecture – Meets each Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. at Executive Suites Building. Call (480) 837-5317. Neighborhood Property Owners Association -- Board meets second Wednesday, 5:15 p.m., Executive Suites Building. Call (480) 837-5317. Parent-Teacher Organization -- Call Jill Reed at (602) 558-1752. Parrots of the Hills -- For parrot enthusiasts. Contact Lori Bell at or at (480) 836-9585. Phoenix PC Users Group, Fountain Hills Chapter --All levels; visit Photography Club, Fountain Hills – Open to anyone with a camera interested in improving photography skills. All levels welcome. Call (480) 837-1964. Questers, Four Peaks Group -- Interested in collecting, preservation and restoration; raises funds for the River of Time Museum. Contact Pat Rinebarger at (480) 8376678. Republican Club -- Contact President Boe James at (480) 588-7612. Visit or email Watch and Clock Collectors, Valley of the Sun Chapter. Contact Michael J. Wilson at (480) 816-6483. Woodcarvers of Fountain Hills -- Call (480) 816-5226.

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous -- Various meetings in community; Call (602) 264-1341. Fountain Hills Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition – Carole Groux, (480) 335-7216. Parkinson’s Support -- Senior Activity Center, (480) 816-5226. T.O.P.S. -- Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight control group. Contact Rosemary Simmons, (480) 837-7962. Weight Watchers -- Contact Weight Watchers office, (602) 248-0303.

Volunteer Organizations

Chamber of Commerce -- Visitors Center located at 16837 E. Palisades Blvd., (480) 837-1654. Duet -- formerly Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers

Program (VICAP). Partners in health and aging. (602) 274-5022. Extended Hands Food Bank – Pastor David Iverson, Director. 16548 E. Laser Drive. Call (480) 837-0303 or visit Fountain Hills CARE – Call Victoria Caltabiano, (480) 478-4030. A group activated by police or fire department personnel to attend survivors of a crisis. Home Delivered Meals -- Call Coordinators Marti or Teri at (480) 816-5226. Sheriff’s Posse -- Call (480) 816-0696. Town of Fountain Hills Volunteer Program -volunteers matched with a variety of opportunities at Town Hall, Community Center, Parks and Recreation, Fire Department, Courthouse, Home Delivered Meals and Senior Activity Center. Call Volunteer Coordinator Heather Ware at (480) 816-5108. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Ascension Conference -- Food bank, meals, aid. Call (480) 837-7287. Unified School District No. 98 -- Call administration office, (480) 664-5000. Golden Eagle Foundation -- Call (480) 433-8327.

Youth Organizations

Boy Scouts of Shepherd of the Hills, Troop #444 -Contact Sean McWilliams at (480) 836-8506. Boy Scouts of Church of Ascension, Troop #343 -Contact Chuck Eberspacher at (480) 836-4466. The Mary Ellen and Robert McKee Branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale -- Call (480) 344-5400. Builders Club -- Community-based volunteer group to support children and “build” a better community. Contact Elizabeth Van Voorhees, (480) 836-8973. Cub Scouts – Roger Velez, (480) 816-6790. Girl Scouts -- Includes Brownie Scouts, Junior & Cadets, Seniors, Ambassadors, Daisies, etc.; contact Nita Blose at (480) 837-8948. Little League -- Contact President John Austin, (602) 770-5815.

Other Organizations

Fountain Hills/Rio Verde Christian Women’s Connection -- Encourages women to connect with others, the community and God. Contact Maxine Decker at (480) 471-2120 or Fountain Hills Association of Licensed Contractors -- Call (480) 836-9780. Ministerial Association -- Call Pastor Steve Bergeson at (480) 837-9532. Senior and Boomers Activity Center -- Organizes classes, outings and activities at the FH Senior Center; call (480) 816-5226. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary -- Provides instructions, etc. to promote safe boating; call Fred Pulve, (480) 8373117.

Environmental Groups

Adopt-A-Street--Environmental volunteerism for organization and business volunteers. Call (480) 816-5111.

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Events Looking for Fountain Hills events and fun activities? Here are a few of the popular arts and crafts festivals, holiday happenings and one-of-a-kind celebrations for future months. For details on all these events and others, check out the Chamber of Commerce, Town of Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, as well as The Fountain Hills Times and Let’s Go in the Northeast Valley. July 20-22, Lori Piestewa National Native American Games at Golden Eagle Park, Desert Vista Park and Fountain Hills High School, Grand Canyon State Games. Aug. 6, Public schools open Aug. 25, River of Time Museum Spaghetti Dinner Sept. 20, Ballet under the Stars at Fountain Park Sept. 22, Movie in the Park at Fountain Park Sept. 26, Fountain Hills Homecoming Parade, Avenue of the Fountains Sept. 28, Homecoming Tailgate Party at Golden Eagle Park Sept. 28-29, Oktoberfest, Fountain Park Oct. 24, Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Community Center Oct. 27, Make a Difference Day Oct. 27, Coin Club Coin Show Oct. 31, Halloween in the Hills, Avenue of the Fountains Nov. 1-4, Veteran’s Day Classic Senior Softball Invitational, Golden Eagle Park Nov. 3, The Great Grape Stomp 5K, downtown Nov. 9-11, Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts, downtown Nov. 16-18, 30th annual Orme Dam Victory Days at Fort McDowell Nov. 17, Tentative, Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, Fountain Park Nov. 22, Turkey Trot 5K Run and Fitness Walk, downtown Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day Parade, downtown Dec. 1, Holiday Stroll in the Glow, Avenue of the Fountains Dec. 9, Tentative Athleta Iron Girl Women’s 10K and 5K, downtown Jan. 26-27, 2013, Tentative, Fountain Hills Thrills Disc Golf Tournament, Fountain Park Jan. 12-13, 2013, Elegance of Fountain Hills Antique

Show, Community Center Jan. 18-19, 2013, Silver Car Auction, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino Jan. 19, 2013, Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award event Feb. 7, 2013, Hashknife Pony Express, Avenue of the Fountains Feb. 7-10, 2013, Great Fair Senior Softball Tournament, Golden Eagle Park Feb. 22-24, 2013, The Great Fair arts and crafts, downtown Feb. 23, 2013, Ragnar Relay Del Sol, Fountain Park Feb. 26-March 3, 2013, International UFO Congress, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Feb. 27-March 2, 2013, The Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, Fountain Park March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2013, Concerts in the Park March 9, 2013, Tentative, Free to Breathe 5K run and walk, Fountain Park March 10, 2013, Mountain to Fountain, McDowell Mountain Regional Park to Fountain Park March 16, 2013, Kite Festival, Fountain Park March 17, 2013, St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Fountain Park March 20, 2013, River of Time Museum Hall of Fame Dinner March 15-17, 2013, Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire, Avenue of the Fountains March 23, 2013, Eggstravaganza, Golden Eagle Park March 23, 2013, Tentative, Charity motorcycle show, American Legion March 30, 2013, Eggstravaganza rain date, Golden Eagle Park March 31, 2013, Easter sunrise service, Fountain Park April 7, 2013, ADOG’s Paws in the Park Adopt-a-thon, Fountain Park April 13, 2013, Movie in the Park, Fountain Park April 13, 2013, Tentative, Cyclovia, downtown April 14-17, 2013, American Trails International Symposium, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort April 27-28, 2013, Tentative, Relay for Life, Fountain Park May 24, 2013, Fountain Hills High School Graduation, Fountain Park

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Things to Do Desert Botanical Garden -- An educational and hiking destination began in 1975 and was restored in 2006 as a wildlife preserve and garden along Emerald Wash between Kingstree Boulevard and Inca Drive. Sonoran Desert plants are identified along a half-mile meandering trail on the desert slopes with an elevation of 1,696 to 1,800 feet. The trail has interesting rock formations, desert flora, animal life and an abandoned P-Bar Ranch campsite next to the 1941 constructed dam wall. Desert Dog Hummer Adventures -- Desert Dog Hummer Adventures offers 4 X 4 touring, ATV adventures and “U-drive” off-road buggy tours. The company will take riders beyond where the ordinary Jeep goes. Desert Dog Hummer Adventures, headquartered at 17212 E. Shea Blvd., offers corporate adventure outings, team building events and cookouts. For more information, call (480) 837-3966 or visit Dixie Mine Trail -- One of the hiking trails in McDowell Mountain Regional Park leads to the historic Dixie Mine, located on the western edge of the park. The trail access within McDowell Park is off the Pemberton Trail about three miles from the trailhead staging area. It is an additional 2.2 miles on the Dixie Mine Trail to the mine. Hikers also can reach the trail from the entrance to the gated Eagles Nest subdivision on Golden Eagle Boulevard in Fountain Hills. This is a hikers access only; no vehicles are allowed; and the mine’s entrances are closed off. A noteworthy point of interest is a petroglyphs site in the area. Fountain Park -- The town’s 64-acre landmark park is home to one of the world’s tallest fountains, an 18-hole championship disc golf course, outdoor concerts, fairs and events throughout the year; five picnic ramadas and a performance amphitheater. The Town of Fountain Hills owns and maintains the park, including the 29acre, 100-million gallon effluent lake. Fountain Park also is home to the Rotary Centennial Splash Pad near the playgrounds off El Lago Boulevard. For more Fountain Hills park information see the separate parks listing in this guide, or call (480) 816-5151. Four Peaks Wilderness, Tonto National Forest -The forest road to Four Peaks is located about 15 miles northeast of Fountain Hills on the Beeline (State Route 87). Take the gravel road about five miles north of the Saguaro Lake intersection (about 10 miles north of Shea Boulevard), which leads to a four-wheel drive trail that goes all the way to the dominant saddle of Four Peaks. Tonto National Forest Service can be reached by calling (602) 225-5200. McDowell Mountain Park -- Located just north of Fountain Hills, the 21,000-acre park is part of the Maricopa County Regional Park system. Elevations in the park rise to 3,000 feet along the western boundary at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Visitors enjoy more than 50 miles of multiuse trails and views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The park is home to a competitive mountain bike track, which draws several national races during the

fall through spring months. The park campground accommodates travel trailers, motor homes and tents. An online reservation system provides a virtual tour of the campsites, specifications and lets a viewer book a reservation on line. There also is horseback riding along the many trails. Numerous ranger-led educational programs are provided. Call the park office at (480) 471-0173 for additional information about current activities visit the Maricopa County Parks Web site; Red Mountain -- This 2,550-foot high landmark is just southeast of Fountain Hills and can be seen from almost anywhere in town. Commonly called Red Mountain for its distinctive coloring, the official name, however, is Mount McDowell on USGS topographic maps. It is named after Gen. Irwin McDowell who served as a U.S. Cavalry officer during the Civil War and in Arizona. The mountain is located on the Salt River Pima Indian Community and is not open to public access. People have claimed to see the face of Jesus on the north side of the mountain. Saguaro Lake -- This is one of four man-made lakes on the Salt River supplying irrigation water and hydroelectric power to central Arizona. The lake is surrounded by magnificent cliffs and offers boating, water skiing and fishing, full-service marina; several swimming areas and picnic grounds. The Desert Belle paddleboat takes visitors on cruises around the lake and also is available for special events. Below Stewart Mountain Dam off Bush Highway is Saguaro Lake Ranch with rustic cabins for overnight stays. Trail rides leave the ranch regularly during the fall, winter and spring. Summer activities include kayaking and tubing. Salt River Recreation -- Tubing down the Salt River is a popular summer activity. It is accessible from Fountain Hills on the Bush Highway from the Saguaro Lake turnoff on State Route 87 (Beeline). Cost includes all-day tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free parking call (480) 9843305 or visit

Fountain Hills Desert Botanical Garden is an educational hiking destination in the community. The trail features a number of interesting artifacts, including a 1941 dam.

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Attractions Whether you are discovering Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation for the first time or visiting for years, there is always something new to explore.

L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum The River of Time Museum shares a building at 12901 N. La Montana Blvd. with the local branch of Maricopa County Library. Exhibits recount the captivating past and present of the desert valley through multi-media displays and personal, docent-guided exhibits. First-time visitors often marvel at how the area developed in spite of its dry, hot desert location. The key, of course, is water. Importantly, Fountain Hills is situated near the confluence of two major rivers, the Verde and the Salt. Because of this, the area has been

The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum features dioramas of events and people who have lived in the area throughout time. home to the ancient Paleo Indians, the Hohokam and the Yavapai. It’s seen trappers, prospectors, the U.S. Cavalry and ranchers. The museum features superb examples of ancient pottery and petroglyphs. The largest and finest amethyst cluster in the United States from the mine on Four Peaks Mountain is displayed. The 5,000-square-foot museum awaits a life-size statue of Jack Swilling for the River Tamers exhibit. Swilling established an irrigation canal, thereby delivering water to farmers for their crops. Swilling is recognized as the “Father of Phoenix.” The monument is located near the entrance to the Museum/Library building. Artist Rex Witte has sculptured the Swilling statue, as well as many other museum figures. Artist Alan Pape is erecting a three-dimensional replica of Fort McDowell as it appeared in the 1860s when the Army was stationed there. Both new exhibits should be introduced in the fall of 2012. The museum’s River Bank Store features one-of-akind Native American jewelry, books, original art and photography, and quality keepsake souvenirs. Volunteers staff the museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Abbreviated summer hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Group tours are available by appointment. A nominal fee is charged. For information on how to become a Historical Society member or to schedule a group tour, call (480) 837-2612 or visit

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (the People of the Four Peaks) is one of three Yavapai tribes in Arizona. The 40-square-mile Nation, created by Executive Order on Sept. 15, 1903, is home to 600 community members, while another 300 live off the reservation. In recent years, Fort McDowell won two victories that made history and reaffirmed its tribal sovereignty. In the early 1970s, construction of the Orme Dam was proposed at the confluence of the Verde and Salt rivers, a short distance from the reservation’s southern border. The project would have flooded the reservation and forced the community from what remained of its ancestral homeland. With limited financial resources, individuals from the community spearheaded an opposition movement that rallied the support of fellow tribal members. In 1976, the community members voted against selling their land to the federal government for the dam site. Then on Nov. 12, 1981, after consulting with the Fort McDowell Tribal Council and the Governor’s Advisory Committee, thenInterior Secretary James Watt announced that Orme Dam would not be built. Each year in November, a tribal fair and rodeo commemorate the event. During the early 1990s, several tribal casinos, including Fort McDowell, were operating in the state and waiting to sign gaming compacts with the state (continued on Page 52)

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Attractions (continued from page 51) government in accordance with the provisions of the federal 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. At the time, however, the governor opposed Indian gaming and called upon the U.S. Attorney’s office for support. On May 12, 1992, FBI agents invaded Fort McDowell casino and seized gaming machines. Tribal leaders organized a blockade of the casino’s access road. A threeweek standoff between tribe and government ensued. The Arizona governor ultimately was persuaded to sign a gaming compact with the tribe, paving the way for Indian gaming in Arizona. May 12 is celebrated as Sovereignty Day. The reservation is governed by a Tribal Council elected by tribal members pursuant to the tribe’s Constitution. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation takes pride in its economic development and the expansion of direct services to meet the changing needs of all tribal members while at the same time preserving traditional values. On the occasion of the state’s centennial in February 2012, Fort McDowell President Dr. Clinton M. Pattea said gaming funds dramatically improved the lives of members by building new homes, a health clinic, elementary school and community recreational center. The number of law enforcement officers and firefighters also has been increased. The nation owns and operates a number of businesses including Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Wassaja Conference Center, Fort McDowell Casino, Fort McDowell Adventures (a Western-themed outdoor venue), Eagle’s Nest RV Park, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Farms, Yavapai Materials, Fort McDowell Auto Service, the Boulder House and the Radisson Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona. For additional information, call the tribal office at (480) 837-5121 or visit

Fort McDowell Casino Fort McDowell Casino, located off the Beeline

Mitch Silver brings his popular car show to Fort McDowell each January. Highway at Fort McDowell Road, has become known for its 24-hour gaming and live entertainment. It was the first gaming operation in Arizona 26 years ago. The 150,000-square-foot casino is open seven days a week. Slots, poker, keno, blackjack and video spots all make for a winning experience. The casino claims to be the first in the Valley to add cash spin machines and a roulette machine using a real roulette wheel. You can choose slots, including 5-cent penny, progressive poker and keno-selectable slot machines and live keno. The 1,700-seat bingo hall has a non-smoking and smoking area and remains a popular place. In addition to blackjack, card players can try their hand at other Las Vegas-style games such as Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride and 3-Card Poker. Blackjack tournaments are frequently scheduled. Nationally known performers, free lounge acts and boxing events entertain patrons. The casino hosts an annual Native American Arts Festival in March. When hungry visitors need a break from the fast-paced gaming action, they can enjoy cuisine from burgers to seafood to buffets. For more information about Fort McDowell Casino, call 1-800-THEFORT (843-3678) or visit www.

Fort McDowell Adventures

A clock show is one of the many visiting conventions that appear at the Fountain Hills Community Center each year.

Looking for an authentic cowboy experience? Real western adventures unfold at Fort McDowell Adventures on North Hiawatha Hood Road. The destination provides horseback riding, jeep tours, cattle drives and wagon rides for 10 to 2,000. Spanish mission ambience at La Puesta del Sol includes a dance floor and can accommodate up to 1,600 guests, making it a perfect venue for weddings and outdoor team building activities. Rosa’s Ranch is a Southwestern-themed atmosphere with dining under the stars and Tequila Bus rides. “Friday Night Franks” has become a popular casual family-oriented outing from 5 to 10 p. m. Fridays from September through May. Admission is free; the menu of (continued on Page 53)

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Attractions (continued from page 52) hot dogs, brats, s’mores, alcoholic drinks and sodas range from $1 to $5. Adventures include a city slicker cattle drive, Verde River kayaking, Segway tours, Verde River trail ride and jeep tour. The Yavapai Experience explains the ancient culture, history and lifestyle of the Yavapai people. “Adult Education” classes began in March 2012 for the “over 21” adult crowd. On the last Friday of the month, guests camp overnight in tents or stay at Fort McDowell Radisson Resort. Live music, a catered menu and adult competitions such as a bungee run, limbo and tequila contest provide an evening of fun. After a summer hiatus, the adult education classes return Sept. 28. Children can accompany adults until 10 p.m. on those evenings. Other Fort McDowell Adventures experiences return Sept. 7. Turn north off Beeline Highway (State Route 87) a half mile past Fort McDowell Casino and turn left on Hiawatha Hood Road. Stay on the dirt road for 2 ½ miles. To make a reservation, call (480) 816-6465 or visit

Various tours are conducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., September through May, ranging from one to three hour tours. Behind-the-scenes visits, desert walks and twilight summer tours take place in June through August. An architecture discovery tour is a favorite for families with school-age children. The facility can be rented for evening receptions, dinner and daytime meetings for up to 500 guests. A bookstore provides an extensive selection of books and merchandise, works by Taliesin artists and souvenirs. The property is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Easter. The entrance is at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Cactus Road intersection. Parking is free. Discounts are available for groups, seniors and active military. Call (480) 627-5340 or toll-free (855) 860-2700 for tour availability, times and prices. Tours can be customdesigned for pre-arranged groups of 15 or more. Small groups and individuals may schedule a tour by an architect, Wright associate, Taliesin artist or personal guide. Visit for additional information.

Desert Belle Saguaro Lake Cruises You can plow the waters of Saguaro Lake aboard the new Desert Belle, a two-level cruise boat capable of accommodating 143 passengers. The lower level has an air-conditioned section and includes two bathrooms and a snack bar. Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been a familiar lake attraction for its 90-minute narrated cruises to see Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and desert vistas. Entertainment is frequently scheduled for the Friday and Saturday sunset cruises. Private cruises can be booked for weddings, office parties or celebrations. From the Beeline Highway 87, take exit 199 to the Bush Highway and head east approximately 4 miles. The entrance to the marina will be on your left between markers 32 and 33. For more information, call (480) 9842435 or visit

Taliesin West This desert masterpiece, the winter home, studio and architectural campus of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in northeast Scottsdale, observes its 75th anniversary in 2012. Wright spent winters from 1937 until his death in 1959 at Taliesin. He designed 55 projects for Arizona, of which 16 were built during his residency. Visitors can tour the rock and redwood buildings crafted from boulders unearthed from the nearby McDowell Mountains. Guests will experience firsthand his ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces into his architecture. The site is a National Historic Landmark and international headquarters for 22,000 of Wright’s architectural drawings and more than 300,000 documents, and the winter campus for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Disc golf is a popular sport in Fountain Hills. A championship course is featured at the Fountain.

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Recreation Fountain Hills offers many ways for residents and visitors to get in shape and take in some fantastic Arizona scenery. Outdoor recreation is at its finest in Fountain Hills with golf courses, sports facilities and fields and plenty of hiking and biking trails. Following is a listing of the major private facilities in town along with surrounding recreational amenities, outdoor attractions and organizations:

Golf Courses Desert Canyon — This 18-hole course features fairways that are situated both on hilly and flat terrain and weaves around stunning mountain views and lovely homes. At 6,415 yards, the par-71 course is an equal challenge to both low and high handicap golfers. The club hosts a variety of outings and tournaments, and its well stocked and renovated pro shop features a variety of merchandise, fashion and equipment for the novice or seasoned linkster. Its staff is headed by experienced golf professionals who work as a team to improve players’ games. Adjoining the golf facility is the DC Grill and a fullservice lounge with beer and cocktails, a perfect place to relax after a round of golf. The course is open for public play at the posted fees; 10440 N. Indian Wells Drive; call (480) 837-1173 for seasonal greens fees or visit The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain — Nestled in the southern ravines of the McDowell Mountains, off Shea Boulevard at Eagle Mountain Parkway, you’ll find the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain. The par 71, 6,777-yard course is ideal for golfers of all skill levels. Designed for forgiveness, both the low and high handicapper will enjoy the generous contoured fairways, testing their merit on the challenging greens. The fullservice clubhouse includes an award winning, traditional golf shop, day lockers, a halfway house, an outdoor event pavilion, Golfers of every age enjoy the and a comfortable courses located in Fountain restaurant and bar with views you Hills and surrounding areas. won’t find at any other course. The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain is a daily fee course with a private club feel. For tournament or general information or to book tee times call (480) 816-1234 or visit

FireRock Country Club — FireRock Country Club is the first and only private, gated golf club community in Fountain Hills and includes a 29,000-squarefoot clubhouse. In addition it has a security-gated entrance, tennis complex and an 18-hole private golf course designed by award winning architect Gary Panks. The clubhouse Fort McDowell Yavapai Community includes men’s plays host to rodeos and other a n d w o m e n ’ s events throughout the year. locker rooms, private access to a pool and a fitness center. The main level includes a formal dining room, private dining room, cocktail lounge, covered terrace and golf pro shop. For more information on golf and club memberships, call (480) 836-8100 or visit SunRidge Canyon — The SunRidge Canyon Golf Club boasts PGA instruction, driving range and full practice facilities, dining room, lounge and banquet facilities. The Jim McLean Golf School was introduced in early 2012 with a new facility for the program under construction and scheduled for completion in September. The 18-hole daily public fee course is a par 71 (6,823 yards) covering 215 acres with 90 acres of turf irrigated with reclaimed water. Each hole has a minimum of four tees, a double green is located on No. 17, and the course is a non-returning nine, which means hole No. 9 is about a mile from the clubhouse. The 18,000-square-foot clubhouse features a restaurant (The Ridge Room) and lounge, men’s and women’s locker facilities, large outdoor patio, underground golf cart storage and full-service pro shop; 13100 N. SunRidge Drive; (480) 837-5100. For more information, visit We-Ko-Pa — We-Ko-Pa opened in December of 2001 and, in 2007, opened the Saguaro course to go along with the original Cholla course. This course is located east of Fountain Hills and is owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The name We-Ko-Pa is the Yavapai word for Four Peaks Mountain, which is sacred to the tribe. The 21,000-square-foot clubhouse at We-Ko-Pa has a state-of-the-art golf shop featuring fine fashion apparel, an active restaurant, bar and multi-use room. Both courses have been designed to enable golfers of (continued on Page 55)

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Recreation (continued from page 54) all skill levels to fully enjoy a challenging round of golf. For more information on We-Ko-Pa Golf Club call (480) 836-9000 or visit online at

Athletic Leagues/Recreation Little League — The Fountain Hills Little League is part of the national Little League organization and provides baseball competition from the T-ball level (five year olds) up through the Senior League (early teens);

activities; call (480) 816-5152 or visit

Fitness Staying fit in Fountain Hills comes with a variety of options. There are numerous outdoor activities for all ages. Walking, hiking, bicycling, running, golf, tennis, skating and disc golf are a few of the things residents and visitors can participate in nearly year-‘round. There also are facilities offering workouts, exercise classes, circuit work, yoga, swimming, Pilates and more. Here are the major private facilities in the community: Anytime Fitness Jazzercise of Fountain Hills 16650 E. Palisades Blvd., #109. 15225 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., #103. (480) 837-5151. (602) 739-7139. CopperWynd 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive. (480) 333-1900.

Peaks Athletic Club 12545 N. Saguaro Blvd. (480) 816-3348.

Curves of Fountain Hills 16850 E. Avenue of the Fountains, #105. (480) 837-8688.

Smart Bodies 16316 E. Jacklin Drive. (480) 816-6161.

Genuine Pilates private sessions by appointment only. (480) 277-9062. Mountain to Fountain race is becoming a popular event in the area. Runners start the race at McDowell Mountain Regional Park and follow a route to the Fountain. primary season held in spring-summer months of April into July; periodic skills clinics and other activities held. Recently, an all-girls softball program was added to the league’s offerings. Visit their website at Central Arizona Youth Football League — The Fountain Hills Youth Football Association has aligned with the fast-growing American Youth Football (AYF) to bring a locally-based youth football program back into Fountain Hills. Tackle football divisions are age and weight organized for players ranging from seven to 15 years of age and from 70 to 169 pounds. The Fountain Hills chapter will not field flag level teams. For more information on the league, visit their website at Fountain Hills Soccer Club — The Fountain Hills Soccer Club provides a quality program for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Since its inception, the club’s goal has been to give players the opportunity to develop a variety of soccer skills while fostering character development in an environment that is empowering and fun. For more information visit the website at www. or send an email to info@fhsoccerclub. com. Fountain Hills Community Services — One of the main functions of the town’s Community Services Department is organizing a variety of recreational and leisure programming for all ages in Fountain Hills. Some events are free, while others have nominal user fees. The department offers leisure classes and other programming that targets specific age groups and

Scottsdale/Fountain Hills Adventure Boot Camp for Women Register, (480) 343-4009.

Snap Fitness 13525 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., #104. (480) 837-3901. TruFit Studios 16716 E. Avenue of the Fountains. (480) 272-0547.

Yoga Village 16650 E. Palisades Blvd., #107. (480) 905-8801.

An major disc golf tournament in Fountain Hills brings players from around the globe in early March each year.

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Parks There are a variety of outdoor town locations for adults, kids, senior citizens and even pets to stretch their legs and have a good time. Fountain Park remains the most visible —and most visited— park in Fountain Hills. From miles around people are drawn to this 64-acre park with the trademark spouting wonder of the desert, the Fountain, one of the largest continuously running fountains in the world. Following is a listing of major area public parks or outdoor recreation areas and information. Contact the Town’s Community Services Department for more information on permits, how to reserve facilities or schedule activities or event by calling (480) 816-5151 or visiting •Desert Vista Park — Desert Vista Park features lighted athletic fields, a restroom and concessions building, picnic and shade ramadas, age-appropriate children’s playgrounds, walking paths, landscaping improvements, area lighting and parking areas. Another one of the town’s most used amenities is the Off-Leash Recreational Facility, or Dog Park, at Desert Vista Park. The Dog Park is a three-acre fenced facility that allows pet owners the opportunity to let their dogs run free. The Dog Park is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dogs must be licensed and have proper vaccinations. The Dog Park is divided into two fenced areas, one for larger dogs and the other for smaller canines. The large/active dog area can be accessed from entrances on either Tower Drive or Desert Vista. The small/passive dog area can only be accessed from Tower

Drive. Also serving as a large draw for Desert Vista Park is the Skate Park. The Skate Park offers skateboarders, rollerbladers and bikers alike a place to get some exercise. The Skate Park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. •Fountain Park -- This 64-acre public park, which includes a 29-acre effluent lake, is owned and maintained by the Town of Fountain Hills. The park was built in 1970 as the cornerstone of Fountain Hills and includes an 18-hole championship disc golf course, two age-defined children’s playgrounds with shade covers, a restroom building, as well as new park benches, ramadas, walking paths and the Splash Pad providing Fountain Hills youth a local place to cool off in the summer months. The recently initiated Greening Project has meant the inclusion of more trees and other plantings in the park. Over the years, Fountain Park has become home to many local events including Movies in the Park, various musical events, Ballet under the Stars and even the high school graduation. The Lake Overlook Trail leads out of the northeast corner of Fountain Park and runs up along the ridge overlooking the park with views of Fountain Hills and the McDowell Mountains. The trail continues along residential neighborhoods leading back to the park across Panorama Drive near Saguaro Blvd. No alcohol is permitted. Fountain Park is a popular (continued on Page 57)

Desert Vista Park is a popular park in the area. A Girl Scout troop planted trees at the park earlier in 2012.

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Hiking Recreational hikers find Fountain Hills to be a favorite destination with its proximity to the surrounding Sonoran Desert parks and preserve areas. More than 100 miles of hiking and mixed use trails are intertwined within the boundaries of McDowell Mountain Regional Park, the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve and the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve. Trailheads in Fountain Hills now offer easy connections to trails in these nearby recreation areas. With world-class hiking so close, hikers should be aware of the nuances of desert hiking, as well as some of the trails in our midst.

Before the hike

The most important thing to bring on a hike is plenty of water. Hikers should have a quart of water with them for every hour they plan to spend outdoors. Having an ample supply of water is imperative no matter what time of day or time of the year a hike takes place. Proper attire also is important when setting out to enjoy the desert. Wear a wide brimmed hat and dress in loose clothing. Loose-fitting, long sleeved shirts and (continued on Page 58)

Parks (continued from page 56) venue for weddings and other group events, but reservations are necessary. The park is off Saguaro Boulevard, between El Lago and Palisades boulevards. The park is open seven days a week 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with the Splash Pad running from 9 a.m. to sunset. •Four Peaks Park — Four Peaks Neighborhood Park, located on Del Cambre near the Boys and Girls Club, is a 15-acre park that includes a youth soccer field with spectator seating, a 100-foot pedestrian bridge and walkways, picnic tables, an 18- by 24-foot ramada, a 750-square-foot restroom/control building, two lighted tennis courts, two lighted basketball courts, two multi-purpose ball fields with lights and a children’s playground. •Golden Eagle Park — Golden Eagle Park occupies 25 acres off Golden Eagle Boulevard, just north of the Fountain Hills High School on Palisades Boulevard. The park has a hardball diamond, three lighted multipurpose fields for softball, Little League, youth soccer and high school sports, and two shaded “tot lot” play structures for children; one designed for toddlers and the other for older youths. Golden Eagle Park also boasts two lighted sand volleyball courts, a large picnic ramada, two lighted basketball courts, four lighted tennis courts, horseshoe pits and grassy areas. The park includes paved parking and a central control building that features restrooms, vending machines, concession stand, office, storage area and activity room. •Veterans Memorial -- The Town of Fountain Hills has dedicated a portion of its centerpiece Fountain Park

Signage along the trails in the McDowell Mountain Preserve help hikers along their way.

to honor America’s war veterans with a special Veterans Memorial located at El Lago Boulevard and Kiwanis Drive. The memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day 2005, and on Veterans Day 2006 a bronze statue of a World War I veteran was unveiled. The memorial also features a Howitzer field artillery piece obtained through the U.S. Army. The Howitzer was manufactured during World War II and used through the Vietnam War. There also are sculptured plaques commemorating U.S. foreign conflicts dating back to the Spanish American War, the conflict which led to the formation of the VFW. The plaques are original artwork created by Scottsdale artist Ron Head, who also did the WWI vet statue. The Veterans Memorial is accessible to visitors at all times. Special ceremonies normally are scheduled for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day.

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Hiking (continued from page 57) pants do the best job protecting the body while also cooling it down, experts say. Sunscreen is strongly recommended, as are sunglasses. Hiking shoes or boots should be sturdy and comfortable. Taking along a walking stick and small knife also are essentials, and a small pocket comb is a handy tool to remove cactus needles. Finally, hikers should always let someone know where they are going and when they plan to return. Taking along a cell phone may help in the event of getting lost. Many hikers use GPS devices. Staying on designated trails and hiking with a partner round out the list of “do’s” for any hiker. Experts say hikers should not confront animals while hiking. Seeing rattlesnakes is always a possibility in Arizona’s deserts. If a hiker encounters a rattlesnake, move slowly and deliberately away from the snake. Rattlesnakes can strike the distance of half their body length, so getting away from the snake is the best defense. Always follow trail markers. Park rangers stress that if a hiker gets lost, stay near the trail, since it is easiest to spot from the air. Spelling out “HELP” with rocks or with sticks also can be of benefit. If a hiker is lost and has food but no water, refrain from eating. Food increases a person’s metabolism and creates the need for even more water.

The Trails Few places in the Desert Southwest rival the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Fountain Hills is in the heart of this unique ecosystem, and there are trail systems in and around the area to explore the beauty first hand. Within the confines of Fountain Hills are the Golden Eagle Trailhead, and the Overlook Trail. Nearby is McDowell Mountain Regional Park, while other trails are within easy driving distance. The Golden Eagle Trailhead leads to the Dixie Mine Trail, within McDowell Mountain Park. The trailhead is located at the end of Golden Eagle Boulevard. To use the trail, hikers must park in the public parking lot behind the “Ranch House” at the Eagles Nest subdivision just outside the gate house to the subdivision. There is a $2 use fee; cash should be deposited in the “iron ranger” just inside the fence. The trail leads hikers to an historical part of the area. There were ideas that gold, silver and copper were in abundant supply in the McDowell Mountains, but there is little information that indicates any significant amount of minerals were ever taken from the mine. The trail takes hikers to its namesake, an abandoned, 240-foot deep mine. Nearly 500 feet of tunnels exist in the mine, but the mine is closed off today. State mining officials use the mine to train inspectors. The hike is five miles round trip. The Overlook Trail offers a short, brisk hike many can reach from their front doors. The trail, which starts and ends on Panorama Drive just across from Fountain Park, is difficult to see from the road, but

well worth the investigation. Views of the McDowell Mountains, Fountain Lake, Four Peaks, Red Mountain, the Superstition Range and the Goldfield Mountains all are visible from the highest point of the hike.

Preserve hikes The Fountain Hills McDowell Sonoran Preserve brings desert hiking right into the back yard, literally in many cases, of Fountain Hills residents. The 940-acre preserve within the town boundary was acquired over several years during the late ‘90s and early into the new decade. The Town of Fountain Hills owns 740 acres, and the remaining 200 is owned by the City of Scottsdale. Volunteers with McDowell Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain Hills make up a crew of trail builders and over the past several years have completed 9.3 miles among five different trails. A unique marking system means hikers are always within easy distance of pinpointing their location in the event of an emergency and help is required. Where emergency evacuation may be required there are sites within the Preserve identified as helicopter landing zones. The Easy Trail/Wayne Tall Loop is .12-mile with flat elevation. This trail is a wide, gradual slope with broad views similar to the higher Town Overlook Trail. The Easy Trail is a spur off the Town Overlook Trail. The .04-mile Town Overlook Trail in the McDowell Mountain Preserve, begins along the Easy Trail (at .3 miles) and then has a moderate climb to offer spectacular views of the Verde Valley and the Town of Fountain Hills. The difference in elevation is 105 feet. This trail is different from the “Overlook Trail” above Fountain Park. The Promenade Trail also is .09 miles along the face of the McDowells. This old Jeep trail is a wide path with a 309 foot elevation change. This is a moderately difficult hike along the length of the Preserve. The Western Loop Trail is the hikers’ challenge. It is a 1.2-mile climb over the top of the mountain with a 573-foot elevation change. 360-degree views are the reward. The loop drops back to connect with the Promenade Trail for a cool-down walk back to the trail’s beginning. The Sonoran Trail (formerly the North Trail) is 2.6 miles between the Promenade Trail and the Dixie Mine Trail inside McDowell Mountain Regional Park. This trail is strenuous with a 580-foot elevation change. Mountain bikers enjoy the challenge of the Sonoran Trail. The extension between the Fountain Hills Preserve boundary and the Dixie Mine Trail was completed in fall 2009. Until Eagle Ridge Drive is extended as a public road to the main trailhead, access to the Preserve is restricted. Guided hikes between October and April are offered. The restricted access lengthens the hiking by 3.4 miles round trip along the old Jeep trail. As of this writing, the Town of Fountain Hills has begun a process to designate a series of urban street trails for more casual walking or bicycle riding on the streets of the community. The first of these trails is expected to be marked within the fiscal year that will end July 2013.

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Living in the Desert The Sonoran Desert is one of the most unusual environments on earth and Fountain Hills is truly a gateway to this exciting habitat. The harsh, arid climate is home to unique plants and animals that can withstand the extreme conditions and most residents truly enjoy sharing the community with desert creatures. Desert critters are more common in this area due to the undeveloped land in and around the community. People may be surprised at how many different kinds of living things inhabit this area. To live along with these denizens of the desert, first learn which can bite or sting; understand what you can do to avoid a problem with these creatures; and finally, know what to do and whom to call if you have too close an encounter with a venomous critter.

Rattlesnakes Greatly feared and frequently misunderstood, 11 species of rattlesnakes have been identified in Arizona. The most common include the western diamondback, Mohave, sidewinder, black tailed, speckled and tiger. The bites are rarely fatal to humans but are extremely painful. Caution and common sense should be used when enjoying Arizona’s great outdoors. Most bites happen when the victim chooses to disturb or handle the snake. It’s far better to walk around or avoid it. Extra caution should be taken when walking or climbing in the desert or mountains at certain times of the year, especially when the daytime temperature stays above 82 degrees Fahrenheit. During March and April, rattlesnakes become more active and move to areas where they can soak up sun. During hot summer months, the snakes are more active at night. In August after the start of the monsoons, the snakes become the most active. Baby rattlesnakes are typically born the end of July and are capable of biting and envenomating from birth. A western diamondback baby may measure more than 10 inches at birth. Different species of rattlesnakes can be of different lengths, with the western diamondback growing up to six feet long. Rattlesnakes have a flattened, triangle shaped head with a heat-sensing organ located between the nostril and eye on each side used to locate and trail prey. The shaking of the rattle can serve as a warning but

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not always: rattlesnakes can strike without warning or making a sound. They can strike from one-fourth to one-half of their body length. Coloring varies by species, but most blend in well with their environments. Usually mottled or banded in shades of tan and brown, rattlesnakes also can be a combination of grayish green, orange, red, bright green, yellow, black or peach.

Scorpions There are approximately 36 species of scorpions in Arizona. All scorpions can sting, but only one scorpion in the United States, the bark scorpion, causes medical problems. Unfortunately, this venomous scorpion is the most common one found in and around houses. It chooses to live in defined geographic areas. If a dwelling is built on that geographic area, scorpions will most likely come inside. The bark scorpion measures from 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length, making it one of the smaller species of scorpions. Its color may vary from light tan to a darker golden brown. It also is the only scorpion that curls its tail to the side while at rest. A nighttime feeder, it’s most commonly found near irrigated areas, pools, in palm trees, and wooden fences and on the walls in homes. The bark scorpion is the only scorpion that can climb. It is able to climb walls and walk across ceilings. It therefore can show up in bathtubs and sinks and beds, having fallen from the ceiling. It also has the ability to cling to the underside of wood, making it important to be cautious when handling wood. Many times it is found in cupboards, showers and other unexpected places. Scorpions are most active when the daytime temperatures climb into and stay at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Treatment: Scorpion victims should call the Banner Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222 to determine whether they can be managed at home or will require medical treatment. If possible, clean the wound with soap and water. A cold wet cloth may be applied to the sting site, but ice should never be applied directly to the skin of the affected area. The patient should remain relaxed and calm. Scorpion sting victims should not consume alcoholic beverages or take other sedatives. An antivenin is available for severe cases.

Bees All Crawling Insects Bees Termites Scorpions Rodents

Until recently the everyday business of honey bees was not too much to get concerned about, even if they did settle down under the eves or the deck of a home. That all changed with the arrival about 10 years ago of the Africanized Honey Bee, or commonly known as “killer bees.” The bees are much more aggressive in defending their (continued on Page 63)

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colony and queen than the European honey bees of an earlier time. The sting of the Africanized bee is no more potent than that of the European bees, and they also can only sting once. The danger comes from the number that may attack at once. The venom from the hundreds or thousands that might attack can be enough to kill a dog, or a weak, elderly person or young child. Since the arrival of the Africanized bees, they have slowly taken over to dominate most honey bee colonies, particularly in the warmer climates. If a person is about to be attacked, he can cover his head and run for shelter, a building or car, but be careful not to let the bees in also. In most cases a person can outrun a swarm. People should call an exterminator for bee removal and should only call 911 in the event of an attack and injury.

Black Widow Spider

A mature female black widow spider has a large, black, shiny body and measures approximately 3/8 inch long, with one-inch legs. An hour-glass shape in bright red or orange color can be found on the abdomen. Black widow spider webs are very irregular and strong. They’re most often found in areas where water and insects are readily available. Around the home, they can be found under outdoor furniture, barbecue grills, pool pumps, and in storage areas, garages, wood piles, block fences and the corners of porches and patios. The black widow is shy. She hides near the web by day and is most active at night, where she waits in her web for prey to enter. She produces hundreds of babies hatched from egg sacs that look like little moth balls. The young black widows are white in color and spread quickly after hatching. The male black widow is much smaller, and is brown and white in color. Because of its size, its bite cannot pierce the skin and is therefore not dangerous to humans. Control: A “live and let live” attitude is the best approach for living in harmony with nature. But if you have a problem of close contact with the black widow or you have young children who play outside, you may have to take steps to control the black widow population around your house. To control the black widow population, it is necessary to directly hit the adult spider with a strong insecticide and destroy the egg sacs. To locate the black widow spider, use a flashlight at night to find her in her web.

Gila Monster This large, heavy-bodied beaded lizard displays contrasting markings of pink, yellow, orange and black. It measures up to 24 inches in length and weighs up to two pounds. While it is the only venomous lizard in the United States, it is a shy creature. Bites to humans usually happen when it is cornered or picked up. The Gila monster prefers canyon bottoms, rocky areas and outlying desert residential areas. It spends less than

two weeks per year above ground. From early March to mid-May, Gila monsters are active during the day and change to nighttime activity beginning with the monsoons. Things you can do to discourage venomous critters from living around your home: • Remove litter, wood, paper, logs and debris from your yard. • Wear heavy work gloves when working in your yard. • Keep doors and windows tight fitting with good weather stripping. • Make sure openings (such as where air conditioners, evaporative coolers and exhaust fans enter your house) are sealed, closed or encircled with double-sided sticky tape. • Fill cracks in the foundation and around water faucets. • Look before placing your hand under or into something. • Make regular checks for bee hives or swarms. If found, have them removed by pest control experts. • Be aware that operating equipment that produces sound vibrations could disturb beehives or wasp nests. • Check clothing or linens dried outside before bringing them in the house. • Do not leave shoes, boots, clothes or towels outside. • Wear shoes outside, especially at night around the pool. • Call your local fire department for help in removing rattlesnakes or Gila monsters that don’t leave on their own. • Keep the poison center hotline number near your telephones: (800) 222-1222.

Other Wildlife The wildlife that one may encounter literally in their own back yard living in Fountain Hills can be both charming and frightening at the same time. The four legged desert denizens include coyotes, javelinas, bobcats, mountain lions and even bears have been known to wander down from the mountains into Fountain Hills. In general these animals pose the greatest danger to small pets and children. Adults can usually avoid a confrontation with the wildlife by following a few simple rules. If you encounter any of the animals named, do not run. The animal may go into an instinctive chase mode and pursue. Stand and face the animal, look it in the eye and raise and wave the arms to appear larger and more intimidating. Throw rocks if they can be obtained without crouching or bending over. Keep children close and don’t allow them to run. Don’t keep pet food or water where it is easily accessible by wildlife. Take steps to prevent rabbits, rodents and other potential food sources away from your property. Most Fountain Hills resident enjoy sharing their environment with wildlife and it can be done safely and responsibly. The Arizona Game and Fish Department Web site has additional information at

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Dr. Matthew J. Hummel; his wife, Suzanne, and children Alexis and David, celebrated 10 years of opening Fountain Hills Family Practice during an open house party at the Fountain Hills Medical Campus.

Medical services continue to expand in Fountain Hills. Fountain Hills Medical Campus, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. and other physicians’ practices serve the community in a number of areas. The medical campus’ three-building complex anchored by primary tenants and owners, Fountain Hills Medical Practice (Dr. Matthew J. Hummel); Spooner & Shaft Physical Therapy and Scottsdale Medical Imaging Ltd. (SMIL), opened in November 2008 and continues to add specialty healthcare providers. Fountain Hills Medical Practice celebrated its 10th year with a community open house. Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) operates a full-service laboratory on the campus. The Loving Family Dental practice of Dr. Lisa and Tim Loving moved into a new office in Building A, suite 111. Specialists treat patients in their own suites or lease offices at Fountain Hills Medical Practice. Some physicians devote two days a week to local patients while others visit less frequently depending upon their caseload. As patient caseloads increase, doctors expand local office hours. Other medical and health professionals including massage therapists, naturopathic physicians, chiropractors and others also have offices in the community. Arizona’s medical marijuana dispensary program moves forward after litigation during 2011-12 tied up the application of the legislation. Under the 2010 voter(continued on Page 65)

Dana A Weinreich, D.D.S. FA MILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY 11050 N. Saguaro Blvd. Suite 101 • Fountain Hills

Personalized, Quality, Gentle Dentistry for the Entire Family • Cosmetic Dentistry • Emergency Care • Orthodontics Available • New Patients Welcome • Rembrandt 1 Hour Laser Whitening

480-837-1315 Delta Dental Plan Accepted / Senior Discount

Dana A. Weinreich, D.D.S.

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approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, the state allows qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions to receive and use marijuana provided by state-regulated dispensaries. State health officials expected to issue the first dispensary licenses in August. An Arizona judge has ruled that medical marijuana dispensaries must employ a physician as a medical director to help oversee operations. When and if a medical marijuana dispensary will open remains uncertain, although the town zoned a commercial district (C-3) between Tower Drive, Saguaro Boulevard and Colony Wash for one medical marijuana dispensary. The state can have as many as 126 medical marijuana dispensaries. The dispensaries can grow medical marijuana or acquire it from other registered nonprofit dispensaries or registered patients or caregivers. The following is a listing of those Fountain Hills medical professionals as of May 2012. Also listed are local veterinary offices.

Acupressure & Reflexology

Harry Hover Acupressurist/ reflexologist (480) 837-0446

Alternative Medicine

Fountain Hills Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Nicole Sundene 16719 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 205 (480) 837-0900 Harry Hover Acupressurist/ reflexologist (480) 837-0446 Jamison, Dr. Carol 11673 N. Saguaro Blvd., (480) 836-4411. Papa, Dr. Mary, LAC 12015 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 104 (480) 837-2222 Smith Family Chiropractic Drs. Grant and Liz Smith Acupuncture services 11673 N. Saguaro Blvd. (480) 837-2600

TEAM Habitation & Respite Donna Barelski, Ph.D. 12625 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 116, Plaza Waterfront, (480) 816-1866

Schultz Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Nicholas Schultz 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building B, suite 120 (480) 837-5060

Teusink Chiropractic Dr. Matt Teusink 13215 N. Verde River Drive, suite 4 (480) 837-5988.

Smith Family Chiropractic Drs. Liz Smith and Grant Smith, 11673 N. Saguaro Blvd. (480) 837-2600

Adams, Susan K. 16712 Avenue of the Fountains (480) 225-2630


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Azzari Chiropractic Life Center Dr. Glenn K. Azzari 12015 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 103 (480) 836-0800

Fountain Hills Family Practice, P.C.

Falkner, Rebeka 17148 E. Salida #1 (480) 220-5351 Mandeville, Bonita 17007 E. Colony Drive, suite 104 (480) 837-3188 Palisades Family Chiropractic Dr. Lisa Montez-Wood 16930 E. Palisades, Suite 111 (480) 837-4444 AFC Chiropractic Dr. Ryan Sculley, 17100 E. Shea Blvd., suite 320 (480) 816-8300

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Blackburn, Carma J. 16712 E. Avenue of the Fountains (480) 993-5457 Bjerke, Jennifer J., L.P.C, N.C.C. (480) 212-3991 Carlson, Kelly, M.C., L.P.C. (480) 734-7870 Clarkson, Michele, L.C.S.W. (480) 600-1518 Counseling with Care, LLC 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains, suite 116 (480) 686-0566. Fountain Hills Family Practice Faulhaber, Cassie Psy.D., and clinical psychologist 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building C, suite 153 (480) 816-3131

Friedland, Jack, Ph.D. (480) 837-4329 Funke, Julie, C.H.T 14837 N. Greenhurst (480) 236-5267 Stockman, Dr. Robert Psychologist, marriage and family counseling (480) 323-0485


Fountain Hills Dental Care Dr. Salvatore Perna 16605 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 112 (480) 837-2000 Fountain Hills Family Dentistry Dr. Peter Dellios 16425 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 106 (480) 837-5227 Loving Family Dental Dr. Lisa Loving and Dr. Timothy Loving 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. A - Suite 111 (480) 836-7600

Parkview Dentistry Dr. Verne Willard 13014 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 203 (480) 836-1551 Plaza Waterfront Dental Dr. Jeffrey B. Greene 12625 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 108 (480) 837-8100 Porter, Dr. John 17100 E. Shea Blvd., suite 450 (480) 816-6537 Rauter, Dr. Kevin 16921 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 111 (480) 816-1011 Rio Verde Dentistry 25609 N. Danny Lane, Rio Verde (480) 471-7235 Weinreich, Dr. Dana 11050 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 101 (480) 837-1315


North Scottsdale Dermatology in Fountain Hills Dr. Gary McCracken Fountain Hills Medical Campus 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building B, suite 124 (480) 268-9594

Massage Therapists

Absolute Therapy Massage Angela Bridges (480) 231-0548

Angel Presence Suzannah Nickell 16743 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 203 (480) 329-8537 Back Whisperer (480) 694-1963 Barrett, Laura (480) 567-6142 Bodyworks Center for Perfect Health 16751 N. Parkview Ave., suite 1 (480) 816-3900 (continued on page 67)

The staff from Fountain Hills Veterinary Hospital participates in the Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Expo.

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Essential Kneads Maureen Herrera (480) 388-0560 MassageScapes 16718 E. Avenue of the Fountains, #100 (480) 816-3300 Massage from the Heart Tina Callahan (480) 816-3200 Massage2You (480) 836-1755 Midwest Muscle Massage Debra O’Connell 13125 N. La Montana Blvd., Suite D (480) 734-1865 MacDonald-Price, Lisa (480) 837-8729 Scottsdale Spa & Holistic Massage Therapy 13225 N. Eagle Ridge (480) 522-1041 Soothing Touch Massage Brooke Haynes (480) 688-2468 Thomas Stockton 13225 Verde River Dr. #103 (480) 837-9031 Villa Toscana Day Spa 16748 E. Parkview Ave., unit F (480) 837-7267

Medical Imaging

Scottsdale Medical Imaging Ltd. (SMIL) Fountain Hills Medical Campus, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building C, suite 151 (480) 425-5030.

Medical Spas

Energy Oasis 16842 E. Parkview Ave., suite 2 (480) 993-0908 Esthetique MediSpa 13620 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 100 (480) 837-6800


20/20 Image Eye Centers Dr. L. Thomas Babu, Dr. Vasvi Babu, and Dr. Gino Carmolli, 13125 N. La Montana Drive, suite 1 (480) 816-0102 Fountain Hills Center for Sight Dr. Paul M. Petelin, Jr., and Dr. Stanley Shorb 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building B, suite 124 (480) 272-6290 Eyes on Fountain Hills Dr. Nancy Hardin, 16425 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 102 (480) 837-2020


Wait, Dr. Charles 16930 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 109 (480) 998-1188


CVS 16545 E. Palisades Blvd. (480) 836-8337 Fry’s 14845 E. Shea Blvd. (480) 836-7313 Safeway 13733 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. (480) 837-1690 Target 16825 E. Shea Blvd. (480) 837-8563 United Drugs Pharmacy in Bashas’ 16605 E. Palisades Blvd. (480) 391-4021

Phlebotomist Dr. Kenneth Osorio and his nurse practitioner Karah Norton of Advanced Vein Center are among the latest medical specialists to care for patients at Fountain Hills Medical Campus, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. Walgreen’s 16415 E. Palisades Blvd. (480) 837-6748 Walgreen’s 16749 E. Shea Blvd. (480) 837-5889

Physical Therapy

Spooner & Shaft Physical Therapy 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building B, suite 121 (480) 837-2595 360 Degrees Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center 13215 N. Verde River Drive, suite 5 (480) 837-1530. (continued on page 68)

KEVIN A. RAUTER, D.D.S. Focusing on all aspects of General & Cosmetic Dentistry For your convenience: Watch TV, Nitrous Available, Intraoral Cameras, Digital X-rays

Dr. Rauter graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas COMPLETE DENTAL CARE City School of • Thorough Cleaning & Exams • Children’s Dentistry Dentistry. He • Periodontal (Gum Treatment) • Root Canals completed advanced • Tooth Whitening • Extractions cosmetic training at the • Porcelain Veneers, bonding • Dentures & Partials Las Vegas Institute of • Porcelain Crowns NEW! • Bridges Advanced Dental (1 Day Crown) • Mini Implants to Stabilize Studies. He is a • Implants Placed & Restored Dentures member of the American Dental Most Crowns Done in One Visit Association & No More Temporaries! Academy of General Call to see this exciting technology. Dentistry. Dr. Rauter has practiced in the Experience Quality, Comprehensive Northeast Valley Dentistry in a Caring, since 1992.

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Discover Massage Judi Sievers (480) 235-0770

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Advanced Vein Center Dr. Kenneth Osorio 16838 E. Palisades Bld. C, Suite 153 (480) 844-8346 Alami, Dr. Walid General and interventional cardiovascular medicine (480) 747-6532 Cardiovascular Consultants 13620 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 50 (480) 836-8703 Desert Springs Cancer Care Dr. Andrew Buresh Oncology and hematology (480) 585-4673 Fountain Hills Cardiovascular Center Dr. Zaki Lababidi 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building A, suite 107 (480) 398-3800 Fountain Hills Family Practice Dr. Matthew J. Hummel, Dr. Marc D. Sullivan, Dr. Janis Saunders, Dr. Joseph Summers 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building C, suite 153 (480) 816-3131 Fountain Hills Medical Clinic Dr. David Gottfried 16605 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 150 (480) 837-4300 Fountain Hills Pediatrics & Internal Medicine Dr. Jyoti Patel and Dr. Christopher Finlay 13620 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 100 (480) 837-6800 Miller, Dr. Brian Orthopedic hip specialist (480) 874-2040

Scottsdale Center for Urology Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery Dr. Erik Alexander (480) 272-6400 Southwest Digestive Specialists Dr. Bradford C. Gelzayd 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building C, suite 153 (480) 767-7273 Spine Orthopedic Dr. Todd Doerr and Dr. Cory Nelson, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd., Building C, suite 153 (480) 353-0446 StatClinix Urgent Care 17225 E. Shea Blvd., suite 105 (480) 295-3700 Yalam, Dr. John Gastroenterologist (480) 614-2215

Palisades Veterinary Hospital Drs. Deah Hessian; Deborah Peterson and Laura Diltz 16813 E. Palisades Blvd. (480) 837-0082 Vet on Wheels Dr. Thomas Leininger House calls by appointment (480) 695-3027

Major Medical Facilities

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Diagnostic, research and Outpatient care 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 301-8000 (480) 301-1735, appointments Mayo Clinic Hospital 244-bed facility providing inpatient care to support programs provided by Mayo Clinic 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix (480) 515-6296

Scottsdale Healthcare Not-for-profit parent organization of three hospitals Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute, TGen Clinical Research Services, Home Health Services, NOAH Clinics and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. Emergency room wait times are updated every three minutes at www. *Shea Medical Center 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 323-3000 *Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn 7400 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale (480) 882-4000 *Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak 7400 E. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale (480) 324-7000


Advanced Podiatry & Fountain Hills Foot & Ankle Center Dr. Michael Sekosky; Dr. Kathleen Richards and Dr. Raymond R. Botte 11046 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 2 (480) 837-2240 Desert Foot and Ankle Dr. Scott Maling 16868 E. Palisades Blvd., Building A (480) 844-8218


Fountain Hills Veterinary Hospital Dr. Kim Crowe 11407 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 102 (480) 837-9261 Friendship Pet Hospital Dr. Lynne Hoban and Dr. Felicipas Tantiyatyanon 11679 N. Saguaro Blvd. (480) 889-0881

One of the newest pieces of public art is Star Burst by artist Jim LaPaso. It is situated in Centennial Circle between the Library and Museum building and the Community Center.

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Assisted Living

Swimming and working out at the pool at Fountain View Village is a particular favorite among residents there. Assisted living facilities are community-based alternatives for seniors and infirm who can live independently but need some assistance with daily routine activities. More individuals and their families opt for assisted living because the environment is more home-like and unlike institutional settings. The focus is on individual wellness and independence. Options exist from a continuum campus of care, such as Fountain View Village, to smaller residences in neighborhood settings. Home health care services are another alternative for those who prefer to stay in their own homes and require occasional assistance.

Cardinal Home Care provides personal and special interest needs for in-home clients, including light housekeeping and laundry services, help with medical instructions and therapy, assistance with personal hygiene needs, transportation for appointments and errands, and general care as needed. Call (480) 874-2273 to receive a free individual care plan consultation. Also inquire about the extensive line of medical supplies and home care products for sale or rent. Comfort Keepers offers an extensive range of services for in-home and personal care from bathing to housekeeping to medication reminders and meal (continued on page 70)

“Be A Part Of Our Family” Assisted Living, Inc. • No Buy in Fee • Chef Prepared Meals

• Beautiful Mountain Views • Spacious Apartments

• Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Care • Skilled Nursing • Rehabilitation • Respite Stays

480-836-5000 • 16455 E. Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Two locations in Fountain Hills

Affordable Assisted Living with Loving 24 Hour Care and Family Atmosphere Care is individualized to maintain quality of life and dignity. Shared or private rooms with private bathrooms. All levels of care, medication management, home cooked meals, laundry, housekeeping & social activities. Anuca Komerdelj, Owner - Manager

Office: 480-836-9839 • Cell: 480-213-4610

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preparation or transportation. Call (480) 837-1550 for a free in-home consultation. For more information on services, visit Desert Paradise Assisted Living Home is located at 17409 E. San Marcus Drive. The family-operated facility has been in business for 13 years and is licensed for up to 10 residents. A registered nurse is on staff. Further information is available by calling (480) 836-0982. Fountain Hills Family Home Care, 16431 E. Jacklin Drive is a family-owned and operated adult care home licensed to accommodate up to five residents. The home is wheelchair accessible. To learn more about the home, call (480) 559-4565. Fountain Hills Manor, 14280 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. is a quality upscale home with private rooms and a cozy, homey atmosphere. Owners live on premises; one is a professional cook. For more information call (480) 2755800. Fountain View Village at 16455 E. Avenue of the Fountains provides independent and assisted living apartments as well as memory support, skilled care and rehabilitation and therapy services. The staff partners with residents to transition from one care level to another. A $3 million-plus renovation project during 2012 gave a facelift to the buildings. New carpeting, painting, furniture and accessories refurbished the surroundings. The facility is the town’s second largest employer with 185 employees. For more information call (480) 836-5000

or visit Fountainview Assisted Living Facility operates two locations at 16328 Montrose Drive and 15663 E. Richwood Ave., within residential neighborhoods of single-family homes. Each facility is licensed for 10 residents. Further information is available by calling (480) 836-9839 or (480) 213-4610 for more details. Heavenly George Assisted Living, 15628 E. Thistle Drive. Short- and long-term care, hospice and respite services. Call (602) 579-6482 for more information. Mountainside Assisted Living Home, 16529 E. Glenbrook Blvd. can provide care for up to six residents. Owned and managed by an LPN available 24/7. For more information, call (480) 816-9970. Sunflower Assisted Living, located at 16312 E. Crystal Point Drive, can accommodate every type of patient, and has room for five residents. Nurse on duty 24 hours a day. Call (480) 816-5845 for more information. Sunrise Assisted Living, located at 14654 N. Del Cambre Ave., has room for 10 residents. Call (480) 2644399. Tuscan Manor is a cozy home-like environment operated by a mother and daughter for 10 residents at 16948 E. Windchime Drive. All rooms have private bathrooms. A shower room accessible for wheelchairs is provided. Call (602) 703-9583 for a tour of the facility.


“A Home Away From Home"

• Family Owned & Operated • Caring Staff • Fully Licensed • Ingrid Dawson, Owner/Manager


In loving memory of Marie Lipke

• All Levels of Care • R.N. on staff • Residents evaluated by R.N.s • Medication Management • Work closely with resident’s physicians • Owner/manager is hands on • Around the clock care • Private or semi-private rooms available • Home cooked meals • Birthdays & holidays celebrated 17409 E. San Marcus Drive

Fountain View Village underwent renovations this year, with new carpeting, paint, furnishings and accessories, as well as the grounds.

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Accommodations Whether in town for a business conference or a relaxing vacation, Fountain Hills offers fabulous accommodations to fit every pocket book. From budget-minded RV campsites to two centrally located hotels to the relaxing AAA 4-Diamond Radisson Fort McDowell Resort, you will find a comfortable place for the extent of your stay. Rental apartments and condos offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. A number of Realtors and leasing property managers can assist with lodging requests. Here are overnight lodging choices to consider for their location, overall hospitality and unequalled level of service.


•Comfort Inn -- The 48-room Comfort Inn at 17105 E. Shea Blvd. features rooms with microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, 25-inch cable television, and ironing board. Free high-speed Internet access and local telephone calls are standard. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to Mayo Clinic, Mayo Hospital, area golf courses and Fort McDowell Casino. The hotel has a heated pool/spa and an exercise room. A free continental hot breakfast is served every morning to guests in a breakfast room. Restaurants are within walking distance. Call (480) 837-5343 for more information or Comfort Inn national reservations at (800) 228-5150. The Web site is •CopperWynd Resort and Spa -- 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive. The European-inspired boutique resort with spectacular panorama views of the town, mountain ranges and desert has 16 guest suites. Each suite offers two queen-size beds, gas fireplaces and private balconies. Guests enjoy privileges at the spa, fitness center, tennis courts and pool areas. The exclusive country club environment includes Alchemy Restaurant and Wine Bar and a pool grill. The CopperWynd Resort and Spa can be reached at (480) 291-0224 or online at • Courtyard Scottsdale Mayo Clinic by Marriott -- 13444 E. Shea Blvd., minutes from Fountain Hills. The hotel has 124 rooms with 12 one-bedroom suites. The property is within walking distance to Mayo. A

complimentary shuttle also is provided to the clinic. A full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and an on-site market gives guests 24-hour access to sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks. Free high-speed internet is offered. A heated pool and spa are located on the premises. For more information, call (480) 860-4000 or Courtyard reservations at (800) 321-2211. The Web site is •Holiday Inn and Suites — 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd. The 104-room, Tuscan-designed hotel has been updating guest rooms, lobby and exterior of the building to adhere to the Holiday Inn brand requirements. New Holiday Inn logo and signage were installed along with green face lights. Upgraded signage, welcome mats, pots with fresh flowers at the entrances and music greet guests. Interior improvements include installation of hallway carpets, wood floors in the dining room, flat panel televisions in most rooms and new pillows. The nearly $200,000 project maintains the franchise requirements and brand standards. The facility is pet-friendly for a fee. Fireside Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on- and off-site catering for weddings and small receptions. Meeting space ranges from a boardroom for 10 to a conference area equipped for 40. Live entertainment is provided on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There also is a fitness center, outdoor pool and putting (continued on page 72)

COMFORT INN FOUNTAIN HILLS (480) 837-5343 17105 E. Shea Blvd. (Next to Denny’s)

ACCOMMODATION/FEATURES: Free Hot Breakfast Buffet Outdoor Heated Pool & Spa

Comfort Inn


• King & Queen Beds • All Rooms with Refrigerator, Microwave, In-Room Coffee, Hair Dryer, Iron & Board • Free WiFi • NEW JACUZZI SUITES • Smoking/Non-Smoking Rooms • Special Group Discounts Available Major C • Free Shuttle Service In Town Cards A redit for Wedding Groups ccepted • Conference Room Available

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green. A business center and 24-hour convenience store round out the offerings at the Holiday Inn. The local telephone number is (480) 837-6565. Reservations can be booked through the Holiday Inn Web site at, or the reservation line, (800) HOLIDAY (465-4329). •Inn at Eagle Mountain -- The AAA, 3-Diamond

Inn at Eagle Mountain luxury golf resort has 43 mini-suites on six acres at 9800 N. Summer Hill Blvd. Each Southwestern-décor suite, some with custom themes, offers a kiva-style gas fireplace with sitting area, oversized whirlpool spa tub, private balcony or patio offering panoramic views of the golf course

Experience you can Trust!! WE have been living and selling Real Estate in Fountain Hills for 38 years WE represent Buyers, Sellers, Investors and Tenants. WE know the market and have experienced ALL the market trends If you are buying, selling or renting, furnished or unfurnished, WE CAN HELP! WE appreciate your business. GIVE US A CALL. 480-837-9807

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and city lights. Additional amenities include granite vanities, coffee makers and refrigerators. Microwaves are available upon request. Wireless Internet access exists on the property. The Grill at Eagle Mountain serves breakfast, lunch and appetizers from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Room and pool-side service also is available. For more information on the Inn at Eagle Mountain call (480) 816-3000 or (800) 992-8083, or log on to www. •Radisson Fort McDowell Resort – A soaring, fourstory lobby and 12-foot metal sculpture by artist Gordon Mischke referencing the Yavapai’s strong tradition of basket weaving greet guests to the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino. Native American design elements emphasize the Sonoran desert landscape and provide a setting for 248 upscale guest rooms and suites on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road. The resort boasts 25,000-square-feet of flexible meeting space, along with 20,000-square-feet of additional space outdoors. An industrial kitchen can handle meals for up to 1,750 people. Parking is available for 1,400 vehicles. The Native American-inspired exterior and rooms feature Sleep Number Beds, workstations and complimentary high-speed Internet access and flat screen televisions. A full service health club and spa, heated outdoor swimming pool with children’s water play area and two whirlpools create a relaxing water oasis. For more information, call (480) 836-5300, or log on to

Other Accommodations The following are other sites to stay: •Eagle View RV Resort, Asah Gweh Oou-o -9605 N. Fort McDowell Road. Located off the Beeline Highway, across from Fort McDowell Casino, Eagle View RV Resort, which is part of Fort McDowell Yavapai Enterprises, offers 150 sites for recreational vehicles, all with fresh water, electrical hookups and waste disposal. Other amenities, such as complimentary high-speed wireless and cable TV at an additional charge are available. Pets are allowed; a pet park is on site. Boat and RV storage is provided. For information about RV rally and caravan packages, call the manager at (480) 789-5310 or visit •McDowell Mountain Regional Park Camping and RV accommodations, located inside the regional park, four miles north of Fountain Hills on McDowell Mountain Road (the extension of Fountain Hills Boulevard.) The park provides 76 individual sites for tent or RV camping. Each site has a parking area to accommodate up to a 45-foot RV. Water and electrical hookups, dump station, picnic table and barbecue fire ring are provided. A new online camping reservation system allows reservations to be made six months in advance. Large groups can reserve one of three campgrounds for a fee. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days. Camping fees are per-night, non-refundable and must be paid in advance. For more information, call (480) 471-0173 or visit

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Real Estate If the truth be told, Fountain Hills represents more a way of life than a town. Exceptional views, prime location and friendliness of people all combine to create a lifestyle that reduces stress and broaden smiles. When you choose a home here, you invest in wideopen spaces, dark evening skies and desert environment. Home sizes are as diverse as the community’s population extending from retirees, seasonal visitors, professional couples and young families. Single-family homes, condominiums, town houses and luxury custom homes can be found to match their lifestyles and household budgets. Emerging from one of the biggest real estate bubbles followed by a humongous bust, the housing market shows signs of a positive turnaround --- a lower inventory, a slight uptick in home prices and fewer foreclosures. May 2012 began with 308 active residential listings,

a drop of 43 percent from the previous May 2011, as reported by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. April 2012 ended with 84 property sales, bringing the total number of sales year-to-date to 313, slightly .6 percent behind year-to-date sales of 315 a year ago. The median sales price from January through April 2012 was $239,900. Only 8 percent of the town’s single family homes fell in the distressed category, said RE/ MAX Sun Properties Realtor Lisa Murray. Demand for housing seems to be greater than the supply, said Murray, reporting that only 41 new single family home listings went into the Multiple Listing Service in April 2012. The average number of days for a house on the market is 108 days. The average selling (continued on page 74)

Red Rock, a favorite landmark in Fountain Hills, is surrounded by fog one winter morning in January.

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price per square foot in April 2012 was $144 per square foot. In nearby Rio Verde, excluding Tonto Verde and Rio Verde horse properties, 2011 sales totaled 51 with an average purchase price of $290,316, according to Michelle Holcomb, designated broker for Fore Peaks Sales Group. Up to May 5, 2012, similar sales numbered 32 with an average purchase price of $254,217. Holcomb observed that smaller, less expensive properties have clearly been the buyers’choice. Finding a place to live to pursue the American Dream can become an exciting experience with the help of a trained real estate professional. Using a Realtor’s expertise and knowledge can better educate a potential homebuyer to make an informed decision. The Fountain Hills Realtors Marketing Session meets at 8 a.m., most Fridays, in the Community Center. A speaker and business meeting precede a tour of newly listed properties. The most up-to-date real estate listings can be found in The Fountain Hills Times. Following are the major real estate firms with Fountain Hills offices as of May 2012: Anderson Group Real Estate, 16872 E. Avenue of the Fountains, suite 103, (480) 837-1331. Arizona Realty and Management, LLC; (480) 220-6000. AZ Real Estate Sales LLC, (480) 837-0990.

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Believer’s Valley Realty, (480) 229-4567. Beverly Real Estate, (480) 837-6180. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 13125 N. La Montana Drive, suite C100, (480) 837-1010. Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains, suite 211, (480) 837-5081. Fore Peaks Sales Group, 16605 E. Palisades Blvd., suite 152, (480) 836-6877. Fountain Hills Property Management and Real Estate, 17031 El Lago Blvd., (480) 837-5226. Hummert Real Estate, (602) 614-8834. Kasnoff Realty, 13014 N. Saguaro Blvd., suite 204, (480) 816-3205. Kelleher Realty & Associates, 16716 Parkview Ave., suite 101; (480) 242-3265. Kern Realty, 16742 E. Parkview Drive, suite 3, (480) 837-5833. MCO Realty, 9617 N. Saguaro Blvd. main office; (480) 837-2500. Nabers Property Management and Real Estate, 13404 N. La Montana Drive, suite 4; (480) 837-9807. New Beginnings, (480) 836-8066 or (602) 291-3029. Prudential Arizona Properties, 17100 E. Shea Blvd., suite 630; (480) 837-0911. Realty Executives, 9624 N. Monterey Drive, (480) 8372288. RE/MAX Sun Properties, 16704 Avenue of the Fountains, suite 101; (480) 837-9801. Rio Verde Sales and Rental, 18934 Avenida Del Ray, suite V; (480) 471-1962. Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 16824 Avenue of the Fountains, suite 12; (480) 816-5557. Tyler Real Estate, (480) 837-7653. West USA Realty, 16626 E. Avenue of the Fountains, (480) 816-4316.

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The Target Center is located on Shea Boulevard in Fountain Hills. A variety of businesses are housed in the center. Whether a shopper craves national brand merchandisers or distinctive one-of-a-kind small retailers, Fountain Hills fits the bill. Unanticipated treasures can be discovered in art galleries, craft and jewelry stores, and Southwest specialty shops. Several national retailers --- Target, Sears, Ross, Pier I and PETCO --- are represented, eliminating any necessity to travel out of town for essential household purchases. The Chamber of Commerce and Greater Fountain Hills Business Alliance encourage residents and visitors to shop locally and re-circulate money in the community. Sales tax on local purchases goes to the town to pay for community services. The town’s central commercial area extends northward to Palisades Boulevard and between Saguaro Boulevard and La Montana Drive. The area is home to retail merchants, restaurants, service-oriented businesses and many others; the shopping area contains individual shops along with several larger commercial buildings that house multiple offices and businesses. Below is a listing of major commercial/retail areas: • Avenue of the Fountains — The Avenue of the Fountains could be viewed as the “Main Street” of town with pedestrian-friendly colored sidewalks, shaded seating areas, bike racks and planters. The avenue is the hub for arts and crafts festivals, farmers’ market, Halloween and holiday displays. A gallery featuring the art and sculpture of local artists attracts buyers and artlovers. • Crossings — The 20,000-square-foot retail center, Crossings, on the northwest corner of La Montana Drive and Palisades Boulevard features retail stores, a French bakery and café; Italian restaurant, yoga studio, travel agency, dry cleaner, pet salon and market, graphics printing company and fitness center. • Crossroads Convenience Center — Located near the Beeline Highway and Shea Boulevard, this center contains five commercial pads, three of which are currently occupied by national fast food chains. • Eagle Mountain Village Marketplace — Located on Shea Boulevard at the southwest edge of Fountain Hills, the Eagle Mountain Village Marketplace is anchored

by Fry’s Food (Kroger, Inc.), supported by a nail salon, investment adviser, restaurants, United Parcel Service (UPS) store and small business offices. • Enterprise/Colony District — There are a number of retail businesses, service firms and restaurants mixed in with businesses along Saguaro Boulevard, Colony Drive and Enterprise Drive between Rand and Colony drives. • Firebrick Plaza — Located on the south side of Shea east of Saguaro Boulevard, the strip mall consists of an urgent care clinic. • Fountain Hills Plaza — Located on the southwest corner of Palisades Boulevard and La Montana Drive, a Bashas’ supermarket and Paul’s ACE Hardware dominate the shopping center. The hardware store expanded to provide more space for the paint department, lawn and garden products, and outdoor furniture and accessories. Individual specialty businesses consist of a restaurant, electronics store, women’s and children’s apparel stores, physician and dental practices, gift shop, hair and nail salons, insurance company, bank, chocolate shop, automotive repair, real estate firm, national pizza chain, cellular and wireless provider, motor vehicle tag and registration office, package mailing center and dry cleaner. • Four Peaks Plaza — Located on Shea Boulevard just west of Saguaro Boulevard, the center is anchored by Target. Auxiliary stores are several national chains, such as a dollar store, an import store and specialty retail stores for mattresses, vitamins and supplements, sports equipment; wireless mobile phone provider, pet supplies; nail salon, coffee shop, and women’s apparel. Locally owned businesses include a real estate office, women’s apparel and gift shop; shoe store and insurance office. A national chain sub shop, sit-down restaurant and bank also are located here. • Palisades Business Center — Located at Palisades Boulevard and La Montana Drive; anchored by Goodwill. The strip retail center had a $300,000-plus makeover that included a new paint scheme, storefront signage, repaved parking lot, upgraded landscaping and improved security lighting. The location is home to a fitness center, gift shop and cigar store. • Palisades Plaza — Located at Fountain Hills and Palisades boulevards; anchored by Safeway, (continued on page 76)

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this shopping center offers a variety of serviceoriented businesses along with fast-food options and restaurants. • Parkview — Parkview Avenue is part of the downtown business district and is lined with a variety of restaurants, retail shops, offices and other commercial establishments. • Plaza Fountainside — The 25,000-square-foot retail area provides restaurants, jewelry boutique, bicycle shop, hair salons, stationery and gift store, U.S. Postal Office contract station, pet bakery and accessories store, wine bar and store. Retailers frequently host weekend activities, such as monthly art festivals, car shows and holiday promotions. • Plaza Waterfront — Adjacent to Plaza Fountainside are 16 ground level suites and two-story residential lofts creating a neighborhood urban atmosphere. Tenants include an art gallery, learning center, hair salon, dental office, financial adviser, candy outlet, home accessory,

gift store and women’s apparel consignment shop. • Prairie Plaza — Retail tenants include a restaurant, exercise studio, bicycle shop and exterminator business along the east side of Fountain Hills Boulevard at the north edge of town en route to Rio and Tonto Verde. • Red Mountain Plaza — Corner of Palisades Boulevard and Avenue of the Fountains, the retail center includes dentist, women’s apparel shop, hair salon, optical store, coffee shop and sushi restaurant. • Red Rock Business Center — Located on the north side of Shea Boulevard and Monterey Road, the property was built in phases from 1998 to 2008. Today it is a fourbuilding office complex plus an additional pad for a fifth and final office building. A national chain bank anchors the complex as a freestanding building. • Saguaro/Shea Blvd. — Located at the northeast corner of Saguaro and Shea boulevards, the Circle K complex offers choices to eat from Italian to Mexican to fast food. • Saguaro/Palisades Blvd. — Corner of Palisades Boulevard and Saguaro Boulevard, the retail center includes Sears hometown retail center, dry cleaner and title company.

Goodwill anchors the Palisades Business Center at Palisades and La Montana Drive.

Restaurants Fountain Hills has restaurants for every taste. There are family-owned establishments, familiar fast food restaurants and chains. No matter whether the dining experience is a special occasion, a leisurely breakfast or a quick lunch, a variety of restaurants can satisfy all taste buds and budgets. Here is a listing of area dining, takeout and snack establishments that were open as of June 2012. Note that all phone numbers have the area code of (480).

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Ahnala Restaurant and Lounge – 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort; 7895505. Alamo Saloon – 11807 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 837-5699. Alchemy – 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive; 333-1880. All American Sports Grill – 16872 E. Avenue of the Fountains; 816-4625. Appian Way – 17149 E. Amhurst Drive; 836-7899. Arby’s Roast Beef – 17224 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-4999. Bistro at Fountain View Village – 16455 E. Avenue of the Fountains; 836-5000. Bruno’s Sports Bar and Grille – 16737 E. Parkview Ave.; 836-0070. Burger King – 13725 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.; 816-0767. Café 87 -- 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 837-1424. Chen’s Garden – 16720 E. Avenue of the Fountains; 816-8880. Chocofin – 13404 N. La Montana Drive; 836-7444. Cottonwood Café – 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 8371424, ext. 4782. DC Grill -- 10440 E. Indian Wells Drive; 837-1561. Denny’s – 17053 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-5307. DJ’s Bagel Café – 13693 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.; 8164155. (continued on page 77)

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Dunkin’ Donuts -- 16225 E. Palisades Blvd.; 837-2131. El Encanto del Fuente – 11044 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 8371070. Euro Pizza Café – 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 836-0207. Fireside Grill – 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd.; in the Fountain Hills Holiday Inn and Suites; 816-9047. Flapjacks et. al – 16605 E. Palisades Blvd.; 837-2910. Fort McDowell Adventures -- 14821 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.; 816-6465. Fountain Hills Express Deli – 11829 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 837-3236. Fountini’s Bar and Grill – 13407 N. LaMontana Drive; 837-4201. Grapeables Fine Wines & Wine Bar – 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 816-5959. Grille at Eagle Mountain – 14915 E. Eagle Mountain Parkway; 816-1248. HaHa China – 11849 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 837-8889. Jamba Juice – 13733 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., in Safeway; 837-0287. Jimmy’s Krazy Greek – 16758 E. Glenbrook Blvd.; 837-1557. Katana Sushi and Grill – 16425 E. Palisades Blvd.; 837-2399. LaTartine French Bakery – 16650 E. Palisades Blvd.; 816-4222. Little Caesar’s Pizza – 16605 E. Palisades Blvd.; 8161001. Lucky 7 Saloon – 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 8371424, ext. 4335. McDonald’s – 16936 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-0033. Mesquite Grill – 18401 E. Circulo Drive; 471-2582. Mountain View Coffee – 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 621-6166. Munich Gyros – 16948 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 101; 8163647. New York Deli – 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 8371424, ext. 4327. Noodles Sushiya – 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 7894364. Parkview Tap House Sports Bar & Grill – 16828 N. Parkview Ave.; 837-5210. Pei Wei Asian Diner – 14835 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-0926. Phil’s Filling Station – 16852 E. Parkview Ave.; 8168200. Ping’s Café – 17115 E. Shea Blvd.; 816-1827. Pinz – 16737 E. Parkview Ave.; 816-5048. Pisa Pizza – 16650 E. Palisades Blvd.; 836-1233. Pizza Hut – 13693 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.; 837-5566. Que Bueno Mexican & Gringo Food – 13207 N. La Montana; 837-2418. Red Rock Buffet – 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 8371424, ext. 4262. Redendo’s Pizzeria and Pasta – 16948 E. Shea Blvd.; 816-1356. Rosati’s Pizza – 12605 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 836-8400. Saddle Bronc Grill – 11056 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 816-5900. Sakura Inn – 11883 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 836-8008. Sapori d’Italia – 11865 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 816-9535.

Señor Taco – 16948 E. Shea Blvd.; 816-8226. Silver Platter, 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd.; 837-1424, ext. 4258. Sofrita – 16848 E. Avenue of the Fountains; 816-5316. Starbucks Coffee – 16425 E. Palisades Blvd., 816-6969; in Safeway, 13733 N. Fountain Hills Blvd., 837-0287; 16815 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-1486. Streets of New York – 16841 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-3730. Subway – 13771 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.; 816-9305; 16841 E. Shea Blvd.; 816-5803. SunRidge Canyon Ridge Room – 13100 N. SunRidge Drive; 837-5396. Sweet Town – 16754 Glenbrook Blvd., 836-0101. Taco Bell – 17230 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-2602. Terra Nostra – 13014 N. Saguaro Blvd.; 837-3557. VU Bistro – 14815 E. Shea Blvd.; 816-5690. We-Ko-Pa Grill – 18200 E. Toh Vee Circle, at Fort McDowell; 789-8713. Wendy’s – 17218 E. Shea Blvd.; 837-2551.

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From the Chamber Chair By Shawn White

Fountain Hills is recognized throughout the state for its unpretentious charm, breathtaking mountain views, beautiful Sonoran desert setting, and of course, our signature fountain. It truly is a community that has earned the phrase “Come for a day; stay for a lifetime.” Fountain Hills offers everything one desires in a community. Art and cultural attractions are abundant with sculptures, water features and other works of art adorning the Town. Docent-guided art walks allow visitors and residents to enjoy a collection of more than 100 pieces of artwork from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The docent-guided tours of the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum provide a nostalgic insight into Arizona and Native American Culture. And let’s not forget about the award-winning Fountain Hills Community Theater, one of Arizona’s premier performing arts organizations. Fountain Hills is also home to excelling public and charter schools, a Boys and Girls Club, and many community charitable organizations. Whether your passion is fine dining, a day at the spa, shopping the avenue, golfing at one of our six golf clubs, taking in the rugged outdoors, boating on Saguaro Lake, or simply attending a movie in the park under the stars away from the lights and noise of the city, Fountain Hills has it all. If that were not enough, don’t miss the regular fairs and festivals proximate to Fountain Park such as the Great Fair in February and the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts in November, which attract hundreds of people to our downtown area each year. When you’ve exhausted all the amenities in town, nearby Fort McDowell Adventures provides an escape

for gaming, live entertainment and other activities such as golf, horseback riding, desert Jeep tours and other outdoor excitement. The 2,000acre McDowell M o u n t a i n Regional Park a l s o p ro v i d e s Shawn White m o re t h a n 5 0 miles of trails ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or finding that perfect desert campsite. Park rangers maintain regular schedules of educational programs about native wildlife and plant-life in the Sonoran Desert as well as guided hikes and moonlit desert walks including the popular trek to the old Dixie Mine. I am honored to serve the members of our business community as chairman of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber supports its members through educational workshops, networking opportunities, and social events to help develop and expand their businesses. The Chamber is also a pro-business advocate at the municipal, state and national level. Whether you are visiting for the day or staying for a lifetime, on behalf of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, welcome to Fountain Hills.

Chamber Board Members - 2012-13 OFFICERS Frank Ferrara, President/CEO Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce (480) 837-1654

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Hank Boryczki AZ Trails Travel (480) 837-8665

Shawn White, Chair Sternfels &White, PLLC (480) 816-9985

Francesca Carozza Sierra Madre Consulting (480) 390-9880

Theresa Russo-Cox, Vice Chair Russo Salon (480) 837-8300

Terry D. Cox Edward Jones/Terry D. Cox (480) 837-3353

Sandi Thompson, Secretary/ Treasurer Fountain Hills Public Arts Committee (480) 816-1298

Rand Hubbell McDowell Mountain Regional Park (480) 471-0173

David Link Grapeables Fine Wines and Wine Bar (480) 816-5959

Ronnie Sells Spike’s Treats (480) 634-4449

Mark McDermott M.J. McDermott and Associates (480) 205-6451

Debbie Skehen Fountain Hills & Lower Verde River Valley Historical Society (480) 816-4186

Lee Robinson Lee Robinson Consulting (480) 837-8469 Todd Russell Meridian Bank (480) 837-2786 Doug Schmidt Legacy Asset Management (480) 837-1736

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Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce works to make the community a place where businesses can grow and expand. As the voice of business since Nov. 19, 1974, the nonprofit organization represents about 430 businesses and promotes economic vitality and quality of life that both attracts individuals and families as a community to live and visit. The Chamber has been steadily gaining new businesses to replace the loss of 158 members in fiscal year 2010-11. The Chamber provides assistance to new or expanding businesses in planning and implementing grand openings, groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings. Monthly breakfast meetings and an occasional dinner gathering with relevant speakers and after-hours social mixers create networking opportunities to meet fellow business owners and promote a business or organization. The Chamber collaborated with the town, a few businesses, including Meridian Bank and Arizona Business Advisors to establish Jumpstartbiz, an incubator to assist startup and early stage businesses with business strategy and development, sales and marketing, company management and financing. Three clients signed on; Jumpstartbiz provides free workshops to the business community. The Business Showcase returned in October 2011 after

Chamber mixers are popular events sponsored by members of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. a one-year hiatus with a new name, Business Expo; 52 local retailers and service providers exhibited in the Community Center for an estimated attendance of 1,000 to 1,100. The Taste of Fountain Hills food sampling competition was eliminated. The Chamber set a three-day estimated 355,000 attendance for The Great Fair in February 2012. A combination of near perfect 70-degree weather and a recovering economy were cited for breaking previous attendance numbers. The Great Fair and the Chamber sponsored-Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts in November have become the “major economic engine” for the town and business community. Revenue from the two arts festivals accounted for 68 percent of the organization’s annual revenues in 2011, according to Chamber CEO/President Frank Ferrara. Improvements to the Chamber web site are on tap

for the coming fiscal year. The online presence may add social media apps and video possibilities, a community events calendar, member directory and Chamber and public calendar. The Chamber honors an outstanding member/ business owner at an awards dinner in January. New nomination criteria were implemented in 2012. Members can nominate a colleague or themselves each quarter. One candidate is selected; the general membership chooses the winner from the four quarterly nominees in November. To be considered for the award, an individual must have a minimum of two years as a Chamber member, active in Chamber activities and demonstrated that she or she has the skills and savvy to successfully manage a business. Sherry Sledge, a massage therapist/owner of Bodyworks Center for Perfect Health, was 2011 Chamber Business Person of the Year. The Chamber sponsors the largest Thanksgiving Day parade west of the Mississippi, the annual Parada de Los Cerros, and Stroll in the Glow to inaugurate the holiday shopping season on the Avenue of the Fountains. The Chamber of Commerce’s Business Vitality Advisory Council and town marched ahead with “Greening of Downtown,” an element of the Swaback vision plan for Fountain Park. The project placed 140 trees in the park and established a wild flower and lowwater landscaping demonstration. The group also plans to expand improving vacant downtown lots with potted trees and shrubs. The Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell Visitors Bureau, a division of the Chamber, markets the town and Fort McDowell as tourist destinations. Funding comes from the Town of Fountain Hills, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Arizona Department of Tourism. The Visitors Center in the Chamber office, corner of Palisades Boulevard and Verde River Drive, supplies visitors with local, area and state tourism brochures about lodging, activities and dining options. A list of Chamber of Commerce members is reproduced in this Community Guide. Information about the Chamber is available by calling (480) 8371654 or visiting The Chamber of Commerce office is located at 16837 E. Palisades Blvd. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; the office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members and participates in ribbon cuttings throughout the year with Chamber Ambassadors helping with the activities.

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Chamber Events The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce sponsors a number of special events every year. Other organizations and the Town of Fountain Hills also sponsor events, rounding out the availability of activities for residents and visitors. The following are Chamber of Commerce-sponsored events:

Chamber Meetings The Chamber has two monthly breakfast meetings and one dinner meeting per q u a r t e r. T h e e v e n t s f e a t u re s p e a k e r s with timely information. Meetings are held on Thursdays Members and guests gather at different venues Chamber meetings throughout the community. Announcements with details are made prior to each meeting.

Fountain Hills Great Fair

Thanksgiving Day Parade La Parada de Los Cerros, the largest Thanksgiving Day parade west of the Mississippi features entries ranging from marching bands to performing children. Held annually at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Ribbon Cuttings New Chamber members have found a great way to introduce themselves to the community with ribbon cuttings. Events are scheduled at various times during each month, with most of the events taking place Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.

Business Expo The local Chamber has held an annual expo to highlight businesses in the community. Townspeople attend to learn about businesses and restaurants. The next showcase is set for Oct. 25, 2012.


Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members have an opportunity to network, enjoy business hosts and interact for two hours on the fourth Thursday of the month. Businesses sign up to host the afternoon events.

Fountain Hills Great Fair Another signature event, art again is the highlight at this annual event on the Avenue, held the last weekend in February. Large crowds, a wide variety of art, entertainment and food attract visitors from all over the Southwest.

Stroll in the Glow The annual Business Expo

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts

A signature event sponsored by the Chamber, this festival draws some 100,000+ visitors to the community to see artists from around the country and internationally. Some 500 artists are in the community over the three day event held the second weekend each November on the Avenue of the Fountains.

Fountain Hills launches the holidays with this event. Merchants along the Av e n u e o f the Fountains help with the holiday spirit Stroll in the Glow

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Fountain Hills Visitors Bureau A new logo and web site have been launched to guide visitors to Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell. A partnership between the Town, Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau created the user-friendly web site --- www. --- to rebrand the destination. Designed for anyone contemplating a business or leisure visit, articles introduce regional history of the Yavapai Nation and spotlight attractions and activities unique to the Southwest desert living. Niche marketing for cycling, desert hiking, weddings, public art and arts/crafts festivals; Native American culture and desert adventures are featured. The Town of Fountain Hills, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the State of Arizona Department of Tourism and Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce supply funding for the Visitors Bureau. An advisory committee meets bi-monthly, alternating meetings from the Chamber office and Radisson Fort McDowell. Mark McDermott serves as executive director, assisted by Francesca Carozza, marketing and promotions consultant. The bureau depends heavily on social media to interact with local residents and potential visitors. A Facebook presence, Twitter postings and LinkedIn spread the word about town events, businesses and recreational assets. Forty thousand copies of a revised 2012 edition of the Fountain Hills Official Visitors Guide were printed and distributed to 418 information tourist centers throughout the Valley and state. Dining guides and a wedding planner also were updated. The Visitors Bureau plans to maximize the tourism impact generated by an April 2013 international conference at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. American Trails International Trails Symposium scheduled for April 14-17 expects at least 1,000 outdoor and recreational enthusiasts. The two Chamber-sponsored arts and crafts festivals in February and November generate about $300,000 in sales tax revenue to the town from directly-related and indirect spending. Attendance at the three-day February 2012 Great Fair reached an estimated record-breaking attendance of 355,000, according to the security firm hired by the Chamber.

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts is held each November on the Avenue of the Fountains.

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Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce (480) 837-1654 Serving Our Neighbors And Friends In Fountain Hills. ACCOMMODATIONS AZ Trails Travel ............................837-4284 Comfort Inn Fountain Hills .........837-5343 CopperWynd Resort & Club ........333-1900 Courtyard by Marriott ................860-4000 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites..........837-6565 Inn at Eagle Mountain................816-3000 Nabers Property Management & Real Estate...........................837-9807 Radisson Ft. McDowell Resort & Casino..................................789-5300 Russo’s Realm Vacation Home .............................. 425-802-5588 ACCOUNTING/TAX SERVICES Craig C. Capirchio, LTD................837-5265 Dan Kuchan, CPA ........................837-6083 Jeff Smalle, CPA, PLLC ................837-1844 JM Bookkeeping Services, Inc..................... 602-717-0855 Richard B. McGee, CPA ...............837-7715 Rina A. Creta, E.A........................837-2344 ADVERTISING/MARKETING American Outdoor Advertising....................... 602-799-8769 Cipolaro Distributors/Unique in Style ............................... 602-295-9415 CSI Printing/Graphics To Go ........837-1968 Daylite Films ...................... 602-319-4041 Kathy Reed Graphic Design ........837-0337 Knoodle.............................. 602-530-9900 AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING F.H. Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc...........................................837-1313 Sun Services Air Conditioning & Heating ...................................837-3748 ALTERATIONS/DRY CLEANERS Super 1 Hr Cleaners & Tailoring ..836-2229 APPAREL/ACCESSORIES/ HOME DECOR Crystal Blues...............................816-3710 Fountain Fashions ......................837-9014 APPLIANCES/BUILDING SUPPLIES/ HARDWARE Fort McDowell Yavapai Materials .................................789-8900 Paul’s Ace Hardware ...................837-1080 Sears Fountain Hills ....................816-9775 ARCHITECTS Stan J. Connick & Associates.......816-8000 ART SHOWS Thunderbird Artists ....................837-5637 ATTORNEYS & PARALEGAL SERVICES Chester Yon, P.C. ........................837-1421 Elkie Law Office, P.C. ...................626-7070 Jekel, Howard & Thomson, LLP.......................948-7060

Law Offices of Stone & Davis, P.C. .............................609-1490 Richard D. Holper, Attorney at Law ................................................836-1155 Shepston Law Firm, PLLC ...........837-2170 Sternfels & White, PLLC ..............816-9985 ATTRACTIONS Desert Belle Paddleboat Tours, Inc. ................................984-2425 Silver Auctions ................... 800-255-4485 The Dolly Steamboat ..................827-9144 AUTO SALES/LEASING/RENTALS Cannon Cars AZ ..........................837-5422 FH Auto Sales .............................837-5665 U-Haul Fountain Hills .................837-9467 Ultimate Auto Wholesale ...........575-1160 AUTO SERVICES Discount Tire Co. .........................837-2036 FH Hollywood’s Body & Paint, LLC ..............................836-7255 Finishing Touch Body Shop, Inc. ................................837-3355 Kelley’s Automotive Repair.........836-9100 Sun Devil Auto ...........................837-8841 BACKFLOW TESTERS Fountain Hills Cross Connection ..............................837-9578 BAKERIES/CANDY SHOPS Chocofin Chocolatier ..................836-7444 BANKS/FINANCIAL SERVICES Bank of America .........................827-6710 Chase .........................................970-7234 Meridian Bank, N.A. .......... 602-636-4850 MidFirst Bank .............................816-6222 Washington Federal Savings ......836-7131 Wells Fargo Bank - Main Office ...816-6068 BEAUTY PRODUCTS/SKIN CARE At the Fountain Sherry’s Skin Solutions.................................980-4272 BEAUTY SALONS/DAY SPAS Fantastic Sams ...........................816-1113 Fontana Hair, Inc. .......................836-2222 Russo Salon ................................837-8300 BED & BREAKFAST AZ Trails Travel ...........................837-4284 BUSINESS SERVICES Anchor Business Consulting, LLC..797-4499 CBH Communications.................837-0437 CC Business Consulting ...............235-7134 Fresh Ideas, LLC ..........................229-0329 Lee Robinson, Consultant ... 602-571-5015 Level 4 Bio, LLC ...........................528-8520 Lowell Peters, Consultant ...........836-0216 M.J. McDermott & Associates .....205-6451 Sierra Madre Consulting, LLC ......390-9880

Startup Professionals, Inc. ..........789-1621 WydeBeam Broadbrand .............964-4749 CAR WASHES Francis & Sons Car Wash ............836-2200 CARPET CLEANING All-Pro Carpet Cleaning ..............239-1759 Classic Touch Carpet ...................816-5829 Elite Carpet Care .........................837-1478 CASINOS Casino Arizona at Salt River ........850-7865 Fort McDowell Casino .................789-4724 CATERING Crepe Tyme ................................773-4314 Rio Verde Country Club............................ 471-7010, ext. 33 Thai’s Best Catering ............ 602-471-0436 The Alaskan Salmon Grill.... 602-770-8298 The Clubhouse at Tonto Verde.....471-2582 Tom’s B.B.Q. ...............................464-0471 CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES AFC Chiropractic of FH ................816-8300 Healthsource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab ................ 837-5060 Matthew Teusink, D.C. ....................837-5988 Palisades Family Chiropractic Center .....................................837-4444 Smith Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture ...........................837-2600 CHURCHES/COUNSELING CENTERS Christ’s Church of Fountain Hills ..........................837-3121 Church of the Ascension .............837-1066 F.H. Christian Center ...................837-3735 F.H. Presbyterian Church ............837-1763 North Chapel Church ..................837-2353 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church ....................................837-9532 The Fountains, A United Methodist Church ....................837-7627 Trinity Lutheran Church .............837-0130 CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS ADOG .........................................836-2210 American Cancer Society .... 602-952-7506 American Legion Post #58.. 602-321-3658 AMVets, Post 7 ...........................837-9934 Boys & Girls Club ........................344-5400 F.H. Art League ...........................837-8920 F.H. Automobile Club, Inc. ..........837-0753 F.H. Chamber Players ..................816-1243 F.H. Cultural & Civic Association .816-1753 F.H. Historical Society.................816-4186 F.H. Library Assoc. .............. 602-652-3271 F.H. Little League................ 602-770-5815 F.H. Republican Club ..................588-7612 F.H. Sister Cities Corp. .................837-8264 F.H. Soccer Club..........................837-3038 F.H. Unified School District PTO ..836-1440 F.H. Women’s Club ......................837-9568

F.H. Youth Coalition ....................836-1440 F.H.H.S. Athletic Booster Club .................... 602-686-5579 F.H.H.S. Music Boosters ..............664-5576 Four Peaks Rotary Club...................226-5543 Four Peaks Women’s Club ...........816-9661 Golden Eagle Foundation, Inc.....433-8327 Jazz in the Hills...........................788-5290 Kiwanis Club of F.H. ....................837-5534 Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree ................................................816-6131 McDowell Mountain Regional Park ........................................471-0173 Midnight Madness FH ............................816-5113 Nick DePorter/ASU ............. 602-400-5789 Sunset Kiwanis ...........................766-1231 Sustainable Outreach Solutions ...837-4391 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation ........................................ 855-860-2700 The Rotary Club of F.H. ...............836-1027 V.F.W. Post 7507 ........................836-5520 COMPUTER SERVICES Christensen Corporate Center .....837-7173 F.H. Computer Services ...............816-3570 Thomas & Sons Technical Services........................... 602-750-7196 CONCESSIONS Arctic Pearls ...............................837-4664 Gyros Corner...............................279-2429 Juicys, LLC ..................................797-7792 Siamese Kitchen................. 818-442-9967 The Orange Place ............... 602-482-1492 Western Food Systems ...............837-6227 CONDOMINIUMS/APTS/HOA’S Neighborhood Property Owners Assoc ................................................837-5317 Ridge View Luxury Apartments ..816-1188 CONTRACTORS H&M Construction Co., Inc..........816-5661 Renovations, Your Complete Remodel Resource.......................... 602-320-1785 Saguaro Homes, LTD .......... 602-363-7560 CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau ....................................948-2160 COPIER SUPPLIES/MAIL SERVICES The UPS Store - Safeway Shopping Center ......................837-3200 DENTAL SERVICES Dana A. Weinrich, DDS................837-1315 Kevin A. Rauter, DDS ....................816-1011 Loving Family Dental, LTD ............836-7600 Parkview Dentistry .....................836-1551 ELECTRICIANS Hanson Electric ..........................213-6897 Trinity Power & Electric ..............837-2838

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Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce (480) 837-1654 Serving Our Neighbors And Friends In Fountain Hills. Western Maintenance & Supply Co. ................................................837-1147 EVENT PLANNING/RENTALS Honi-Du Rentals .........................837-1715 PRO EM ......................................507-0999 EXTERMINATORS Arizona Exterminating Co...........332-7243 Cummings Termite & Pest Control .....................................994-9599 Premier Pest Control, Inc............816-9388 Sam The Bug Man ......................837-2847 Varsity Termite & Pest Control ....719-9922 FITNESS & HEALTH CLUBS Anytime Fitness .........................837-5151 Curves of Fountain Hills ..............837-8688 F.H. Intensive Training ................293-4236 Jazzercise ........................... 602-739-7139 TruFit Studios .............................272-0547 FLORISTS/SILK FLOWERS Basket Creations by Lisa .............837-1822 Flower & Gift Shoppe .................837-1456 Nonny’s ......................................837-4558 FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES Bashas #47 ................................. 391-4020 Fry’s Food & Drug Stores .............836-7310 Resource Wholesale ...................837-3754 FOOD/FURNITURE BANKS Extended Hands Food Bank........837-0303 FRIENDS OF THE CHAMBER Arpaio, Joe ......................... 602-256-1801 Bedell, Fred ................................836-9352 Bellenir, Lina ..............................816-8041 Bumbolo, Bill .............................816-8795 Comeau, Jerry ............................837-1064 Denomme, Harold & Arlie ..........837-8673 Ellison, John & Rebecca...................837-6183 Evans, Jim & Sharon ...................391-1933 Femiano, Linda...........................837-6025 Fossenkemper, Allen ..................837-4697 Foster, Daniel E. ..........................837-1109 Goodwin, Marty & Karen. ...........836-7299 Grate, Lois ..................................837-1724 Hermie, Gregory & Marian .........816-6150 Jones, Stephen & Diane..............837-6363 Kavanagh, John & Linda .................837-5612 Kehe, Ed & Dolores .....................816-1538 Keller, Charles & Kay. ..................837-2228 Kiewel, Ellie & Peter ...................816-6454 Leader, Darline...........................816-0330 Leger, Henry ...............................837-8089 Linzer, Jean ................................837-0762 Mackey, Estelle ...........................659-0011 Martin, Margie ...........................229-1505 Mickey, Jan ................................837-3407 Minnier, Jane .............................816-4165 Nominee/Thompson, Norm & Sandi ................................................816-1298 Oakeson, Gary & Barbara............837-5563

Ordowski, Nancy ........................837-4807 Rugg, Elaine T. ...........................816-1399 Scarpetti/Handmacher, Bob & Barb ................................................296-6056 Schmid, Patricia .........................837-5020 Simon, Steve M ..........................837-3380 Skehen, Joseph & Deborah.........816-4186 Standerwick, Gordon .................837-1519 Tafoya, Edward & Robyn.............699-7252 Tekesky, Judy..............................620-7759 Theiring, James & Maureen ........836-2143 Wicklund, Wayne & Anne ...........837-0190 Wright, C.T. & Mary ....................837-5534

Farm Bureau Financial Services ..837-2550 Farmers Ins./Anton Vierthaler ....277-2812 Garvey-Hansen, LLC ...................836-1468 Humana Inc................................325-4707 Joe Wagner State Farm Agency ..816-5335 PACE Insurance Consultants, Inc ............... 847-409-2938 Pape & Assoc. Business & Estate Planning ....................836-8681 State Farm Ins./Jon Klesner........837-1616 State Farm Ins./ Kathleen Garrett......................837-7130

MUSIC/LESSONS/ INSTRUMENT RENTALS FH Center for Music & Arts..........816-4289 NEWSPAPERS The Fountain Hills Times.............837-1925 NURSERY/LANDSCAPE F.H. Home Services .....................659-4638 OFF ROAD TOURS Desert Dog Hummer Adventures ..............................837-3966

FUNERAL HOMES Messinger F.H. Mortuary ............837-5588

INTERIOR DESIGN/HOME STAGING Colors Design, LLC ......................816-1703 Huds Custom Design Floors ........836-0663 The Property Promoters .............816-8899

OFFICE/DRAFTING SUPPLIES Costco Wholesale #427 .................948-5040 Gridleys of F.H. ...........................837-1090

GALLERIES/FRAMING/ANTIQUES F.H. Artists’ Gallery .....................836-9919 Fountainside Arts .......................243-5749 Hang Ups ...................................837-5240

INVESTIGATIONS Hubley Group .............................203-2343

OPTOMETRY 20/20 Image Eye Centers............816-0102

INVESTMENT SERVICES/BROKERS Edward Jones Investments Terry D. Cox ..............................837-3353 First Financial Equity Corp. Paul Perreault..........................951-0079 Fountain Financial Group, Inc.....837-5971 Legacy Asset Management ........837-1736 Linkous Group, LTD ....................836-2326 Organization Matters, LLC ..........459-5226 William Maxwell Investments, LLC ............. 303-541-2235

PAINTING CONTRACTORS CertaPro Painters........................365-8684 Sherwin Williams .......................261-2578

JEWELRY Designing Divas, LLC .......... 602-793-9618 Designs By Judi Yates..................837-6645 Gold Rush at Home, LLC...... 602-818-1198 O.B. Rocks & Minerals ......... 602-826-2218 Randy Polk Designs ....................445-0345 Sami Fine Jewelry & Unique Gifts .............................837-8168

PHYSICAL THERAPY Spooner & Shaft Physical Therapy ..837-2595 360 Physical Therapy ....................821-1997

GLASS Integrity Glass of Arizona, LLC ....837-8466 GOLF COURSES/ INSTRUCTION/EQUIPMENT Desert Canyon Golf Club .............837-1173 FireRock Country Club ....................836-3435 Rio Verde Country Club .......471-7010 x-33 Spinners on the Green ................941-2513 SunRidge Canyon Golf Club ........837-5100 The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain ................................816-1234 We-Ko-Pa Golf Club ...................836-9000 HEALTH PRODUCTS NeoFera.............................. 800-213-0644 To Your Health, Inc .....................837-7590 HEALTH SERVICES N. Scottsdale Dermatology in F.H. ................................................905-8485 StatClinix Urgent Care ................295-3700

LAW ENFORCEMENT F.H. Sheriff ’s Posse ......................816-0696

HOME SERVICES/CLEANING 1st Class AZ, LLC .........................259-9197 Arizona Home Watch & Cleaning ...836-9555 Cleanest Clean.................... 602-758-5027 Hawk Eye Home Watch...............570-7850 Safekeeping Home Services, LLC ..329-3845 Spectrum Home Services of AZ East Valley . ................................................659-5053

LOCKSMITHS A New Key ...................................220-0347 Red Rock Lock ............................837-3456

HORSEBACK RIDING Ft. McDowell Adventures ...........816-6465

MATTRESS RETAILERS Bedmart.....................................836-1696 Sleep America ............................837-5456

IN-HOME FOOD DELIVERY Schwan’s Home Delivery ............339-9950 INSURANCE Allstate Ins/Clarkson Agency ......837-0266 American Family Insurance/Sheri Patton-Musa ...........................836-8600 Brokers Alliance, Inc. ........816-9000 x-119

MASSAGE THERAPY Bodyworks Ctr. for Perfect Health .....................................816-3900 Massage Scapes .........................816-3300

MORTGAGE COMPANIES On Q Financial, Inc .............. 602-319-4663 MOVING COMPANIES Moving’ On! ................................837-8281 Two Men and a Truck ......... 602-287-0068

PET SUPPLIES/SERVICES Pal’s Inn Pet Resort .....................837-0069 Spike’s Treats, LLC .......................334-1949 PHOTOGRAPHY/PHOTO SERVICES Nissle Fine Photography.............461-3100 Sara Goodnick Photography .......595-8188

PHYSICIANS/MEDICAL SERVICES Desert Foot & Ankle, PC..............844-8218 F.H. Cardiovascular Center ..........398-3800 F.H. Family Practice, PC...............816-3131 F.H. Pediatrics & Internal Medicine .................................837-6800 Hospice of the Valley .......... 602-330-9606 Rajiv Parikh, MD .........................897-1725 Scottsdale Medical Imaging .......425-5042 Take Share for Life .............. 602-819-5578 PLUMBERS Joe Ciotta Plumbing, LLC ............837-0644 Luker Plumbing..........................837-2655 Travis & Sons Plumbing..............837-9422 POOLS/SPAS Chemdyne Pools & Spas .............837-0101 PRINTING Copy Express ..............................816-8162 CSI Printing/Graphics To Go........837-1968 PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS John Hersey International ..........836-7474 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Nabers Property Management & Real Estate ...............................837-9807

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Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce (480) 837-1654 Serving Our Neighbors And Friends In Fountain Hills. PUBLICATIONS City Sun Times .............................922-8732 F.H. Guide/AZ City Guides, LLC ....236-8649 Hennen Publishing......................664-0541 Vista Magazine............................837-7885 RADIO STATIONS KFHX.COM .......................... 419-769-0635 REAL ESTATE Anderson Group Real Estate ................................... 837-1331 ext 204 Christine Schroedel, Keller Williams AZ Realty ..................236-8649 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ................................951-1010 Coldwell Banker/N’Marie Crumbie ................................................719-0779 Dzintars Grauds, MCO Realty...................... 602-430-1176 F.H. Professional Center, LLC .......221-3875 F.H. Property Management & Real Estate ...............................837-5226 Fore Peaks Sales Group ...............836-6877 Keller Williams/Sally Cantrill.. 877-467-2559 Lisa Murray, Re/Max Sun Properties ................. 602-400-0250 Madrona of Fountain Hills, LLC .................................. 918-270-9069 MCO Realty, Inc. .........................837-2500 Nabers Property Management & Real Estate ..............................837-9807 Nabers Realty, Inc.......................837-1860 Phil & Carol Gaziano MCO Realty, Inc ........................837-2500 Prudential Arizona Properties ....837-0911 Re/Max Sun Properties...............837-9801 Re/Max Sun Properties Shari Gay .................................231-5425 Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors ..................................945-2651 Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate .....816-5557 Sperry Van Ness, MVPCRE Advisors ................................................837-6028

The Goyena Team MCO Realty, Inc. .......................837-2500 Vreny Middleton Re/Max Sun Properties ............837-9801 REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS HomeSage Appraisals, LLC .........837-4434 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS K-Group Development, LLC ........816-6155 MCO Properties, Inc. ...................837-9660 Rio Verde Services, Inc ................471-7247 RECREATION/SPORTS CAR RALLIES Pinz Bowling Center ...................816-5048 Saguaro Lake Marina/J. Miles ....986-5546 RESTAURANTS Alchemy at CopperWynd ............333-1880 All American Sports Grill ............816-4625 Appian Way ...............................836-7899 Desert Canyon Golf Club .............837-1173 El Encanto ..................................837-1070 Euro Pizza Cafe, Inc. ...................836-0207 Fountini’s Bar & Grill...................837-4201 Ha Ha China Restaurant .............837-8889 Little Caesar’s Pizza ....................816-1001 Mountain View Coffee Co............621-6166 Phil’s Filling Station Grill.............816-8200 Que Bueno .................................837-2418 Redendo’s ..................................767-3887 Redendo’s Pizzeria & Pasta .........816-1356 Saddle Bronc Grill .......................816-5900 Sapori D’Italia ............................816-9535 Senor Taco ..................................816-8226 Sofrita ........................................816-5316 Terra Nostra................................837-3557 Wendy’s .....................................837-2551 RV RESORTS Eagle View RV Resort, Ft. McDowell................................789-5310

SCHOOLS/TUTORING DAYCARE Creative Child Care .....................837-0282 F.H. Cinderella Pageant ..............789-2504 F.H. Unified School District #98 ..664-5010 Here We Grow Learning Center ...837-6600 SENIOR CARE/ASSISTED LIVING Arte Retirement Resort ..............451-1800 Assisting Hands Home Care ........767-3246 Comfort Keepers ........................837-1550 Desert Paradise Assisted Living Home .......................................836-0982 Fountain View Assisted Life Facility......................................836-9839 Fountain View Village .................836-5081 Heavenly George Assisted Living ......................................836-2247 Home Instead Senior Care .. 602-588-7725 SHOPPING CENTERS Plaza Fountainside ............. 602-279-6508 SIGN COMPANIES Vital Signs ..................................816-4000 SPORTS BARS & GRILLS All American Sports Grill .............816-4625 Fountini’s Bar & Grill....................837-4201 Saddle Bronc Grill ........................816-5900 STORAGE/TRUCK RENTALS Colony Drive Mini Storage ..........837-1137 F.H. Mini-Storage .......................837-0297 Store Safe Self Storage ...............816-9006

TITLE COMPANIES First American Title ....................816-1471 Grand Canyon Title Agency ............................837-7979 TRANSPORTATION F.H. Taxi & Limousine Service .....837-3539 TRAVEL SERVICES AZ Trails Travel ...........................837-4284 UTILITIES/SERVICES/GOVERNMENT Chaparral City Water Company ..837-3411 Cox Communications ......... 623-594-1000 F.H. Sanitary District...................837-9444 Rural/Metro Fire Department.....627-6900 Salt River Project ................ 602-236-8888 Town of Fountain Hills ...............816-5106 VETERINARY/DAY CARE SERVICES El Dorado Animal Hospital..........837-0800 Friendship Pet Hospital ..............889-0881 F.H. Veterinary Hospital .............837-9261 Palisades Veterinary Clinic............837-0082 WATER CONDITIONING & RESTORATION Aqua Pro .....................................837-2229 ServPro ......................................837-2226 WEB PLATFORMS/WEBSITE & VIDEO SERVICES The Schafer Group .............. 916-912-4724 WE GOT IT Productions ....... 602-781-7454 WELCOME SERVICES Welcome Lady............................227-6113

SUBCONTRACTORS/HOME SERVICES First Impression Security Doors ............................... 602-904-3719 Solar & Covered Parking LLC .......816-0033

WINE SHOPS/WINE MAKING Grapeables Fine Wines ...............816-5959 Lawrence Dunham Vineyards ........................ 602-320-1485

THEATER F.H. Community Theater ......837-9661 x-6

YOGA INSTRUCTION Dragon Dynamics, LLC ................816-4843

Sights Around Fountain Hills

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480-586-4043 Kirk Horton Like a good neighbor - Jon Klesner is here! Jon has enjoyed working and living in Fountain Hills the past 25 years. He takes great pride in his office and is celebrating his 37th year with State Farm. Please come by and visit Jon, Julie, or Kim at 16921 E. Palisades, Suite #107. 837-1616. Office hours are 9-5 Mon.-Thurs. Fri. 9-4, other hours by appointment. Jon looks forward to serving all your insurance needs! State Farm Bank Products are now available too!

Auto-Mobile Detectives' primary goal is to provide the highest quality auto repair at a fair price. To accomplish that goal, Auto Mobile Detective has technicians who are ASE certified. The NAPA Car Care Center is equipped with the newest technology for diagnostics and servicing of both domestic and imported cars and trucks. Auto-Mobile Detective provides a nationwide warranty. Visit the shop at 11891 N. Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills or online at Call (480) 586-4043.


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Doggie Style Pet Grooming, is owned & operated by Soozie, certified master groomer, by International Pet Groomers Inc. in 1983 & recognized by Professional Pet Groomers Certification Inc. and National Dog Groomers Assoc. Voted "Best of Best", 9 years running by Market Surveys of America. A founding member of AZ Professional Pet Groomers. Award winner in styling competitions including creative styling and color. Other qualified groomers working by appointment to ensure 1 hr. service. Quick In & Out. 12035 N. Saguaro Blvd., (480) 837-0660.

Hair Hut aka Gerome's Hair Fashions. Jerry Gerome Kirkendoll is listed in Who's Who in Coiffure as one of America's most outstanding stylists. 1st place winner on west coast for men and womens haircutting, 5th place winner in Europe and evening styling, Nevada State Champion, stylist of over 100 TV and movie stars. Winner of over 50 awards including hair coloring, permanent waving, etc. Also, we retail hair products. 16714 E. Avenue of the Fountains. Evenings by appointment. (480) 837-2699.

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Buying or selling a home in Fountain Hills or Scottsdale? Then take advantage of the in-depth market knowledge, decades of experience, and the latest technology tools that our sales associates can offer you! Plus, you’ll enjoy fast and easy, one-stop shopping for title, mortgage, home warranty and concierge services! To reach a real estate professional, please call 480.837.1010 or visit us on the web at

The Sheri Patton Agency of American Family Insurance is here to serve YOU. Our office specializes in insurance packages for individuals, families, and business owners. We offer auto, home, life, health and business insurance products. Our office is located across from Luigi's Pizza & Pasta Restaurant at 16743 E. Palisades Blvd., Ste. 102 in Fountain Hills, AZ. Office: 480-836-8600. Email: FREE quotes at

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Looking for a taste of Southwestern gifts sprinkled with the friendliness of Western hospitality? Then check out Gridleys of Fountain Hills (the oldest business in Fountain Hills). It has a unique combination of office supplies, gifts, stuffed animals, books, cactus candy, t-shirts, art supplies, framing, jelly, rocks, salsa, cards and so much more! Located on the Avenue of the Fountains, ½ block from the Fountain. Gridleys of Fountain Hills: a fun place to browse and a practical place to buy!

Sunset Gallery. Turquoise – Lapis – Amber – Amethyst – Ocean Jasper – Pearls – Malachite – Laramar. Located on the Ave. of Fountains, in the courtyard behind Sofrita's Restaurant. It is an interesting place to shop for silver jewelry, Native American items, gift items and home décor. Owned and operated by Jane Minihan, who is also involved with the Southwest Cultures Club. The club has a lecture series for people interested in Southwest Native Cultures, archaeology, anthropology, and history. For more information call: (480)837-3391 or email

Serving Fountain Hills since 1996

Dee Harrison Agent

Voted #1 Insurance Office in Fountain Hills in 2004, 2008 & 2009

American Family Insurance Voted #1 Insurance Office in Fountain Hills in 2004, 2008 & 2009. Survey done by Market Survey of America. All your insurance under one roof. Offering auto, home, life, health, business, bonds, and even loans. We are committed to providing you with quality service and experience to help you with the difficult decisions involving your insurance needs. We care that you have the protection you need and we have competitive prices you want. 16605 E. Palisades Blvd. #118 (Bashas’ Shopping Center). Call 816-4400.

For over 16 years, AZ Trails Travel has been your neighborhood “Full-Service” travel agency. Let our professionally-trained agents provide you with the best in Cruises, Land Tours, Golf Vacations, Airfare, Hotels and Corporate Incentive Programs. We’re also Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists. “Planning your trip with us will be as relaxing as your vacation." A+ Rating with the AZ BBB, Bonded & Insured. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 & Sat. by appt. 16650 E. Palisades Blvd. #106, (480) 837- 8665 or online at

Spike's Treats The Natural Choice For Pets Hair Salons Fantastic Sams is a full service family hair care salon offering men’s and women’s quality haircuts, Redken Hair Color, perms, highlights, and facial waxing. Seniors 10% Off Services Tues/Wed., 9am - 2pm. Our experienced, professional stylists listen to their guests so you can count on getting the style you want. We carry Tigi, Biolage, Chi, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Redken and F.S. products. Open 7 days. No appointment necessary. Located in the Safeway Palisades Plaza, 13771 Fountain Hills Blvd., Ste. 112, 480-816-1113.

Have you compared and researched the ingredients in your pet's food? We as humans are conscious about the ingredients in our nutrition. Shouldn't we be equally responsible about our pet's nutrition and wellness? At Spike's Treats we want to assist you in becoming more informed about your pet's nutrition and health. We carry natural holistic dog and cat foods, toys, collars, beds, accessories and much more! Visit us at 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., Suite 14, at the Fountain. 480-634-4449.

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Index to Advertisers Accommodations

Chamber of Commerce

Comfort Inn


Adult Care Home Desert Paradise Fountainview Assisted Living

70 69

Art & Drafting Supplies Gridleys


Artists - Fine Arts


Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce

Thunderbird Artists

Gas Propane

Churches Christ’s Church Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church FH Republican Club Greater FH Business Alliance

42 41


Arts Organization & Information

Computer – Software, Parts & Services 15

Desert Paradise Fountainview Assisted Living Fountain View Village

70 69 69

Hollywood’s Body & Paint


Automobile – Repair Automobile Detective



Fantastic Sams Hair Hut

86 85

Messinger Mortuary


Cruises 86

Fantastic Sams Hair Hut

Rauter, Kevin A., D.D.S. Weinreich, Dana D.D.S.

67 64 5




Funeral Homes

Bike Sales & Rentals Bicycle Garage

Bees Cummings Termite & Pest Control






Messinger Mortuary

Carpet Cleaning All Pro Carpet & Tile Cleaning


Fort McDowell Casino

Home Care Services 77

Home Health Services Desert Paradise


Safekeeping Home Services, LLC


Hotels/Motels 71

Independent Living 69

Insurance Allstate - John Clarkson American Family InsuranceDee Harrison American Family InsuranceS. Patton Christian & Associates State Farm, Kathleen Garrett State Farm, Jon Klesner

17 86 85 51 33 85


Interior Design Furniture

Focal Point

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Fountain View Village

Event Planning Florists

86 5 86

Comfort Inn

Sami Fine Jewelry

86 85

Gridleys Sami Fine Jewelry Sunset Gallery

Home Watch Services



Beauty Supplies

Gifts & Cards

Safekeeping Home Services, LLC

Cremation Services


Beauty Salons


AZ Trails Travel

AZ Trails Travel

Automobile – Bodyworks

Arizona Propane

Golf Reservations

Fountain Hills Computer Services

Assisted Living

32 32

Clubs & Organizations

Thunderbird Artists Thunderbird Artists





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Pet Supplies

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Spike’s Treats Zusia’s



The Fountain Hills Times


Jewelry Sami Fine Jewelry Sunset Gallery

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Fountain Hills Family Practice, P.C.

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Museums L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum 49

Newspapers Let’s Go The Fountain Hills Times

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Nursing Homes Fountain View Village


Office Supplies Gridleys


Pest Control Cummings Termite & Pest Control


Pet Care Spikes Treats Zusia’s

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Pet Grooming Doggie Style Pet Grooming Zusia’s

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70 69 69

Preschools & Kindergarten Maria Montessori School

Fort McDowell Casino

Arizona Propane


Property Management

Jewelry Repairs

44 72

Residential Care Homes



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Fountain Hills Charter School


Scorpions Cummings Termite & Pest Control


Senior Care Services Fountainview Assisted Living


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Termites Cummings Termite & Pest Control


Travel Agencies AZ Trails Travel


Watch Repair Sami Fine Jewelry


Wedding Planning Nonnys Focal Point

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Residential, Newcomer and Visitor Information for the Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona

2012-2013 Fountain Hills Community Guide  

Residential, Newcomer and Visitor Information for the Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona