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For over 13 years, ImagesAZ magazine has united the people, organizations and businesses of our local community by sharing the positive stories and inspirational accomplishments of our friends and neighbors. This month, as we launch our third version in the Grayhawk/DC Ranch/North Scottsdale area, we are excited to continue our mission of informing and inspiring our friends and neighbors. Just as you and your community is unique, so is your ImagesAZ. We are locally owned and operated, and as publisher, I’m proud to work with the dedicated group of professional writers, photographers, designers and advertising consultants who make up the ImagesAZ staff. For all of us, the opportunity to experience life through the pages of the magazine is more than a job; it’s a passion. From mountain sunrises to saguaro-studded sunsets, the beauty of our Sonoran Desert is unparalleled. Just as taking the time to look a little closer reveals hidden treasures that aren’t easy seen at first glance, taking the time to explore the lives of our friends and neighbors reveals new layers of depth that we don’t always notice right away. It is the gift of these beautiful insights that give us purpose and strength. It is an honor to join you in the challenges and gifts of this beautiful Sonoran Desert life. Here’s to many years of life and love, and the opportunity to dream with and inspire each other. Cheers! Shelly Spence Publisher, ImagesAZ Magazine 623-341-8221

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itting in the Chisholm’s family room, it is impossible to escape the warmth and energy of their home environment. Chad and Catherine, both in their 30s and married for over seven years, have infectious smiles along with loving glances, side chuckles and benign sparring.

Their 4-year-old daughter Leah is dressed in a black cat costume, her Halloween attire from a year ago that remains a favorite everyday outfit. Their 2-year-old daughter Kelly mimics her sister, meowing like a cat intermixed with her own large and growing vocabulary and confidence.

They live in the budding area of Desert Ridge, a place they moved to from Glendale two years ago. “We love it here,” says Catherine, who goes by “Catie” to family and friends. “The school system is good and there’s a great community of really active people.” “Really active” can often be subjective, but not when you’re talking about the Chisholm family. They are the definition of what “really active” means. This busy couple not only works fulltime while raising their two small girls, but Catie also competes in half- and full marathons. Chad prefers triathlons, especially




Ironman competitions, comprised of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon run, raced in that order and without a break. Yeah, they are active.

First comes marriage Chad and Catie met their freshman year at Tulane University where Chad earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and Catie her B.S. in psychology and biology, as well as a master’s degree in public health. “It was 17 years ago this week,” says Chad. “Sitting on the ground by the dorms,” he reminisces. They smile. Love is not lost in this couple. But they didn’t actually start dating until after college. They lived in separate states, but still kept in touch. A romantic relationship





works as a development lead at OSIsoft, a technology company he has been with for more than 11 years, moved to his employer’s Phoenix office nine years ago.

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“I thought we were running together and Chad thought we were racing,” she says. “So the last half mile he takes off and beats me by, like, 20 seconds.”


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Catie, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, moved to Arizona two years later, making their union official. Married April, 4, 2006, they started their family in 2009 when Leah was born, followed 19 months later when Kelly was born in May, 2011.

From marriage to marathons. Both Chad and Catie are active, but it is Catie who introduced Chad to long-distance running. They ran his first half-marathon together. Well, at least that’s what Catie thought. “I thought we were running together and Chad thought we were racing,” she says. “So the last half mile he takes off and beats me by, like, 20 seconds.” “I think it was more like 30 seconds,” Chad interjects. “Yeah, and then he makes this huge deal the rest of the day about all the things that happened to him at the finish line like while he was ‘waiting for me’ to finish,” says Catie. “Two days later I found out I was pregnant with Leah.”

“Yeah, I’m the man who ran ahead of my pregnant wife,” says Chad. “But she was totally oxygen-doping,” he teases.

A family affair What makes this family unique is not only the shared interest in living an active lifestyle, but how well they support one another and function as a unit. Catie typically competes in three to four half-marathons a year. Chad has completed over nine sprint triathlons in a year, but his races vary in length and quantity. He has competed in three halfand two full Ironmans. They also take a few family vacations and staycations each year, and the girls are in weekly swim classes. It is a lot to juggle and means trading training seasons for Catie and Chad. When Chad has a big race, Catie cuts back on her training, and vice versa. “I work from home and it requires me to be on calls pretty early in the morning, so I usually work out in the evenings,” says Catie, “It’s not my natural inclination, but it’s when I have the time.” Chad nods in agreement. “We have a bike trainer and a treadmill, so when I was training for the Ironman this summer, I worked out in the house everyday before the girls woke up. Then I swam at lunch a couple days a week and did my long bike rides on Saturdays and long runs on Sundays.” They also run together as a family when the weather permits. “We get home from work, put the kids in the double stroller and run three miles before dinner,” says Catie. “Balance is an ongoing struggle and

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battle. You have to make exercise a part of your lifestyle. It becomes a compulsory thing that you just have to make time for in your schedule.” Ensuring focus remains on Leah and Kelly, the girls become participants, cheerleaders or simply great travel companions when the family is on a race destination. “It’s fun to do races in fun family vacation spots,” says Catie. They have traveled to Oceanside, California for a triathalon, Coeur d’Alene for an Ironman and to Disneyland, where Catie completed a half-marathon and the girls participated in Disney dash races. By combining races and vacations, they have been able to share their accomplishments and passions as a family.

Obstacles and Injuries All that training doesn’t come without injury. When Catie was six months pregnant with Leah, Chad biked into a road sign – a road sign that said, “Bike lane closed ahead.” He fell and broke his jaw. It was June 2009 and 101 degrees that day. “I went to the nursing room and they wouldn’t let me eat,” says Chad. “They sewed my jaw shut that night and I couldn’t eat for a month. I lost a lot of weight and couldn’t train because I could barely breathe out of my mouth when biking and swimming.” “Being at the hospital with him that day, I got really dehydrated,” says Catie. “I started getting Braxton Hicks contractions that lasted the rest of my pregnancy. We were not a happy couple that summer.” It can also be challenging to find other people who share the same interest and with whom to train. Whether it be a 17-mile training run or 70-mile bike ride, doing it solo can be a lot of alone time in one’s head. “What’s nice is there’s a huge community of runners in this area of Phoenix. It’s really neat to see all of the same people and their kids at the same races,” says Catie. “It’s also easy to train here. We have lived in the humid climates of New Orleans and Houston. The arid climate here is much more accommodating to running and biking.” Catie completed the full Phoenix marathon this past spring and Chad participated in the inaugural Beat the Heat race this summer. The girls attend preschool two days a week and take weekly swim classes. What they most look forward to is the cooler temperatures and spending afternoons in the park. “We’re so happy to have found this neighborhood and community,” says Catie. “The great schools and parks, the open roads for biking and running – we feel really lucky to have found this area, to have found our ‘home.’”

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Rubin Named DC Ranch Executive Chef The Country Club at DC Ranch has welcomed Chef Lenard Rubin as the club’s executive chef. Rubin, brings over 32 years of experience and numerous awards to The Country Club at DC Ranch. Chef Rubin is highly regarded amongst culinary experts both on a local and national level, and he brings a wealth of talent to The Club. He has left his mark and earned accolades from the Ritz Carlton Boston, Hotel Inter-Continental New Orleans, The Boulders Scottsdale, Ritz Carlton Phoenix,

the Phoenician, Mary Elaine’s, Nevsky Palace

Hotel (St. Petersburg, Russia) & Rosinter Restaurants (Moscow, Russia), Marquesa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, Pointe Hilton Tapatio & Squaw Peak Resorts and The Vig & The Vig Uptown. Chef Rubin is probably best known as the executive chef and owner of Medizona. Medizona was named one of Esquire magazine’s Top 22 Best New Restaurants in America for 2000, and was selected as one of the top 10 restaurants for Phoenix/Scottsdale by Zagat in 2002. A two-time James Beard House invitee, Chef Rubin was inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame in 2001. More recently, Rubin was named the American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year in 2006 for the Greater Phoenix Chapter and a national semi-finalist in 2011. Chef Rubin’s interest in cuisine began in college when he needed a job between semesters. His career started at The Ritz Boston where, within one month, he grew passionate enough to know that he wanted to pursue becoming a chef. Chef Rubin enjoys cooking and eating all cuisines, but has an affinity to Southwestern cuisine and the use of local products and indigenous ingredients. He plans to create dishes that are bold in flavor yet uncomplicated and easily approachable by all palates. 480-342-7246

Vi at Silverstone, Newcomers Club Raise Funds for Homeless Seniors Vi at Silverstone, a continuing-care retirement community, and the Newcomers Club of Scottsdale teamed together to raise money for the Justa Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving homeless seniors, by hosting a winetasting event. Sixty guests sipped on wines of the Pacific Northwest while raising money for the organization. Vi matched the money raised, doubling the donation made to Justa. “The








monies. We are grateful … for this fundraiser,” said Scott Ritchey of the Justa Center. “We so appreciate the generous hearts as we try to end homelessness for our older adults. Eighty-year-old people, especially


80-year-old veterans, should not be homeless.” October 2013

Become a Champion: Be a Sponsor for UCP United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP) is looking for sponsors for their Fourth Annual Champions in Life Night Gala which will take place Nov. 15 at the Ritz Carlton. This important event will help UCP serve approximately 7,000 children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and developmental delays, and individual and business sponsorships are critical and appreciated. UCP dramatically impacts children and families every day by providing comprehensive services to children and adults with disabilities by making dreams come true to live life without limits. It helps people like Thomas, who was born at 25 weeks and had 10 brain surgeries before he was two years old. Thomas loves music and his first attempt to move across the floor was driven by his desire to press buttons on a piano keyboard. He thoroughly enjoys dancing with his mom and, now that he is using the walker provided by UCP, Thomas and his mom dance together often while holding hands. If you are interested in this sponsorship opportunity, contact Paul Cocuzza at 602-540-5348

October 1–5 Phoenix Fashion Week Phoenix Fashion Week will be the center of attraction for all Valley fashionistas with the arrival of dozens of burgeoning designers who will present their exclusive collections to style addicts, designers, buyers, media, industry tastemakers, bloggers and celebrities at Phoenix Fashion Week. Talking Stick Resort and Casino will once again serve as the backdrop for three days of breathtaking established and emerging designer runway shows. This year’s event will include a Designer of the Year competition, fashion education seminars, Model of the Year competition, glitzy after-parties, retail deal-making and the event’s signature Style Villa shopping experience. This year, Fashion Week attendees can expect a high-energy, high-style fashion experience with expanded front-row seating, high-tech lighting and heart-palpitating sound, exclusive VIP lounges, interactive brand experiences, premier music and entertainment and special celebrity guests. Several additional sanctioned designer and sponsor events will take place off site including Phoenix Fashion Week’s signature charity event, Fashionably Pink. Fashionably Pink is a celebrity runway show showcasing pink-inspired outfits created by each of the participating designers. The annual event raises breast cancer awareness and funds for breast cancer charities throughout Arizona. This year, the popular charity runway show and silent auction will take place at Domus, a new luxury condominium high-rise in the Arcadia neighborhood. 480-850-7777 Octob er 2013



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October 3 Learn to Build a Butterfly Haven Butterfly Wonderland will be hosting a workshop to teach visitors how to build a butterfly garden. Taught by Adriane Grimaldi,



director of education, attendees will learn the elements needed to attract butterflies to their yard. In addition, Grimaldi will share spectacular photos from Monarch overwintering sites in central Mexico. Grimaldi has built her own whimsical butterfly garden, which has attracted 30 different species of butterflies, and her backyard has been listed as a National Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Cost to attend this event is $15 for those with founders’ memberships or annual passes, and $20 for the general public. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Butterfly Wonderland is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. 480-800-3000, ext. 207.

October 4–13 Desert Foothills Theater Presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, kicks off its new season with its youth theater production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.” in the intimate Black Box Theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., in north Scottsdale. Morning, matinee and evening performances vary depending on date. Tickets range from $11 to $21. In addition, Ariel’s Under the Sea Tea Party will take place at the theater at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The special preperformance lunch hosted by the English Rose Tea Room includes the chance to meet the play’s characters up-close. Tickets for the tea party are $10 for adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online. 480-488-1981

October 12 Cars for Charity Our Lady of Joy Church and the Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce their third annual car show “Cars for Charity” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the church parking lot, located at 36811 N. Pima Rd. in Carefree. The show will have an estimated 150 participants entering everything from hot rods, antique Ford Model T’s to modern day Corvettes, Ferraris,


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Maseratis, muscle cars and customs. Vendors selling car accessories and services, as well as specialty items for the whole family will be on site. Several local auto dealer sponsors such as Airpark Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat; BMW of North Scottsdale; Right Toyota; Ferrari-Maserati-Lotus; and Legends Cadillac will have cars on display as well. There will be plenty of awards in each class. The first 150 entries will receive a free T-shirt, goodie bag and event coaster. Car contest entry fees received before Sept. 10 will be $35 per vehicle; after Sept. 10 the entry fee will be $45. A few examples of award categories are Best in Show, Best in Class, Pastor’s Choice and a Men’s and Women’s People’s Choice. Raffles, 50/50 drawings, food and shopping for the whole family will be available, and proceeds will benefit various church and Knights of Columbus charities. Admission is free.

October 12, 13 23rd Annual Sedona Arts Festival The Sedona Arts Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd. in Sedona. More than 125 juried artists from across the country will surround themselves with Sedona’s breathtaking red rocks and Arizona’s magnificent fall weather while showing works in ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography and wood. The newly configured layout of booths provides easier access for guests and greater visibility for artists. Festival proceeds will benefit the Sedona Arts Festival Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships and grants to local artists and students. Over $300,000 has been distributed since the festival began. The festival’s Kid Zone gives children 12 and under the chance to create their own masterpieces with help from local artists. The Gourmet Gallery features locally produced and packaged food items from throughout the state. The 2013 Guest Gallery will feature Oaxacan carvings. Local musicians will entertain throughout the weekend. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 60 and older and students with ID. Discount tickets are available online. Children 12 and under are free. 928-204-9456

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October 16, 17 Fill Up at Taste of Cave Creek Sample the cuisine of more than 25 restaurants in an outdoor, open-air setting. Two stages with live music nightly, a wine and craft beer garden, tequila tastings and an art exhibit and sale by the Sonoran Arts League are just part of the fun, which showcases the many flavors from the Town of Cave Creek. The expanded 2013 event includes the nightly Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road Chili Cook-off, and a new Salsa Challenge. The Sonoran Arts League will present a fine art exhibition and sale from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. More than 40 fine artists, members of the Sonoran Arts League, will be demonstrating and exhibiting their talents with a variety of artistic projects, including glasswork, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, gourds and mixed media. Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. Taste of Cave Creek will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17. Admission is $10, and tickets are available at the gate. Food tastings are just $2 to $5 each from participating restaurants including: Amaro, Bart’s Indian Village, Binkley’s, Brugo’s Pizza, Bryan’s BBQ, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Café Bink, Cave Creek Tap Haus, Carefree Resort & Villas, Cave Creek Smoke House, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, Cibo e Vino, El Encanto, The Grotto, Harold’s, The Hideaway, Le Sans Souci, Roc2 Coffee, Saba’s, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, Tonto Bar & Grill, Uncle Louie and Village Coffee & Crepes. 480-488-1400

October 18 St. Olaf Orchestra Kicks Off Pinnacle Concert Series The 2013-2014 Pinnacle Concert Series begins Oct. 18 with the presentation of the St. Olaf Orchestra. The 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is one of the premier ensembles at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, internationally recognized for its musical excellence. In addition to its annual tours of the United States, appearances on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and the famous Christmas telecasts with the St. Olaf Choir, the St. Olaf Orchestra has performed throughout Scandinavia and Europe and toured China in 2012. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. Ticket prices range from $25 to $45, and student tickets are free. 480-303-2474


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October 18 13th Annual Taste of the Town The Arizona Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is proud to invite you to the 13th Annual Taste of the Town. The event showcases signature dishes from some of the finest restaurants in the Valley, complemented by fine wine and premium beer. Attendees will enjoy live music by Shallow Water throughout the evening, as well as bidding in a first-class silent auction. The event also features a wine and jewelry raffle. The captivating Scottsdale Quarter, located at 15270 N. Scottsdale Rd., sets the stage for a night of sophistication and celebration. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Proceeds from Taste of the Town will benefit more than 2,400 Arizona families affected by neuromuscular diseases registered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Join us for a fun-filled evening and help us to assist the families affected by this disease in the local community. This event is for attendees 21 and over. Limited tickets are $65, and available online. 480-753-9084

October 25 Gin Blossoms Rock Cave Creek The Gin Blossoms will rock Cave Creek during a special outdoor concert at Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek, just minutes from north Scottsdale. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the band will take the stage at 9 p.m., following special guests Jared and the Mill. The concert takes place during the town’s festive Halloween “Cave Creek Wicked” event and is presented by Sanderson Ford and Dirty Tequila. Advance tickets are available at Harold’s Corral during restaurant hours or online. Four ticket options include: VIP patio section for $50, light appetizers will be served; premier seats in the first three rows for $50; general admission seats for $35 (rows 4-8), and general admission standing tickets for $25. Service charges apply. Day of show tickets increase by $5 and can be purchased at the gate. 480-488-1906

October 25–27 Waterfront Fine Art and Wine Festival The Second Annual Waterfront Fine Art and Wine Festival at Scottsdale Waterfront will be held Oct. 25 through Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This year’s festival will feature 125 nationally acclaimed, world-renowned artists showcasing original artwork. Come browse their inspirational work, including sensational oil paintings on canvas, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, charcoals and mixed media.

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Wineries will offer wine tastings of their selections of red, white and blush wines from around the world. The $10 fee includes an engraved souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Organic goat cheese sampling is also available to complement the wine tasting. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend this unforgettable event at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Admission is $3 for adults, all three days. Parking is free, and valet parking is offered for an additional fee. The Scottsdale trolley is also available as a complimentary service and runs every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scottsdale Waterfront is located at 7135 E. Camelback Rd. in Scottsdale. 480-837-5637

October 25 Phantom Night at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church The whole family is invited to Pinnacle Presbyterian Church for an evening of Halloween music at Phantom Night 7 p.m. Oct. 25. The “Phantom of the Organ” will be playing favorite scary tunes on the magnificent Richards Fowkes organ. Admission is free. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. 480-303-2474

October 26 “Mask”querade Ball to Benefit Foothills Caring Corps The public is invited to don costumes and masks for dinner and dancing at Foothills Caring Corps’ Annual “Mask”querade Ball at Terravita Golf and Country Club, 34034 N. 69th Way in Scottsdale. The festive evening will begin with a 6 p.m. social, followed by dinner and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and adult beverages will be available for purchase. The high-energy dance band Affinity will perform throughout the evening. Ballroom dancers from the Phoenix USA Dance Outreach Team will mingle with guests, demonstrating the latest steps. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and masks, although they are not required. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible and will benefit the Foothills Caring Corps. Tables of 10 are available with early reservations. 480-488-1105


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November 1–3 11th Annual Wild West Days Arizona’s largest Western venue and a Cave Creek signature event will celebrate its 11th anniversary throughout the Town of Cave Creek during Wild West Days Nov. 1 through Nov. 3. This year’s Wild West Days features the Third Annual Gun Down by Sundown. Led by the town’s entertainment company, Six Gun Entertainment, the two-day event will showcase gunfighter groups from throughout the West who will perform in a gunfight competition all day long Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. Other exciting Wild West Days activities include: • Western parade (Saturday): numerous non-vehicular entries bring the true spirit of the West to Cave Creek visitors. • Bathtub races (Saturday): Homemade bathtubs race down the street for the grand prize. • Pig races (Saturday): pigs race as fast as they can to show their personal best to festival visitors. A comprehensive list of scheduled events and activities is available online.

November 1–3 20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Arizona’s highest quality fine art event, produced by Thunderbird Artists, is coming once again to downtown Carefree. The 20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 will feature some of the best wine and most accomplished artists in the United States. Whether you are a collector or simply enjoy creativity and the beautiful offerings of Carefree, you will want to explore the work of more than 165 world-class, jury selected artists from around the United States and abroad, displaying over 5,000 original pieces of fine art including smallto life-sized bronzes, paintings, pottery, photography, scratchboard, wood, clay, metal and glass sculptures, batiks, jewelry and so much more. Participating wineries will each have their own selection of red, white and blush wines from around the world, available for tasting. There is a fee of $10, which includes an engraved souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each. In addition to the delicious food from participating vendors, patrons will have many dining options through Carefree’s surrounding restaurants and outdoor cafes, such as the Carefree Station, Sundial Garden Café, Saba’s, Venues and more. Live entertainment and featured artists will also make the festival enjoyable and memorable. The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival will be held in downtown Carefree at 101 Easy St. Admission is $3 for adults all three days, and complimentary for Carefree residents. Parking is free. 480-837-5637 Octob er 2013



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November 2 Starry Knights at Camelot The




at Camelot will take place this year at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2. Inspirational speakers will be the highlight of this event, which includes dinner, silent auction and live auctions to raise money for Camelot Therapeutic




program that empowers differently abled adults and children through horsemanship. Starry Knights annual evening fundraising event for Camelot will highlight Scottsdale teen Patrick Bonner, who has been a student at Camelot for five years. Patrick is an exceptional, articulate young man who has had cerebral palsy since having a stroke when he was nine months old. Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a non-profit organization that has been offering all services at no cost to students for 30 years and is located in north Scottsdale. Camelot will use funds raised through Starry Knights to continue to offer their horsemanship program to children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. Individual tickets are $125, and 10-ticket corporate packages are available for $1,000.

November 8, 9 Coolwater’s Annual “Cool Stuff” Rummage Sale If you looking for some great bargains at very reasonable prices, stop by Coolwater Christian Church Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 for the annual “Cool Stuff” rummage sale. Bargains will include clothing, shoes, baby clothing, children’s toys, antiques, linens, sporting equipment, holiday décor, kitchen items, tools, household items and more. Doors open each day at 7 a.m.; sale continues until 2 p.m. Coolwater Christian Church is located at 28181 N. 56th St. in north Scottsdale, on the southeast corner of Dynamite and 56th Street. All proceeds from the sale go to community outreach, supporting nonprofit organizations in the local area such as Soroptimist Club of Saguaro Foothills, Habitat for Humanity of Central AZ, Foothills Food Bank, Scully Learning Center and Foothills Caring Corps. Limited, local pick-up service is available. If you have items to donate or for more information, please call. 602-499-0532 480-734-1422


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November 14 Arizona Musicfest APPLAUSE! The curtain will rise on the Arizona Musicfest 20132014 season with the year’s grandest soiree – Arizona Musicfest’s “APPLAUSE!” This special benefit performance and dinner celebrates excellence in artistry and philanthropy, and takes place at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at Troon Country Club. APPLAUSE is the major fundraiser of the year for Arizona Musicfest, and will feature a concert performance by Broadway star Mike Eldred, with special recognition of philanthropists Susan and Michael Rouleau in appreciation of their generous support of Arizona Musicfest. Guests will be treated to an exclusive introduction to this year’s festival by Arizona Musicfest Maestro Robert Moody. Make it an evening to remember for two, or assemble a table of your friends to enjoy an exceptional performance and a full gourmet meal prepared by the acclaimed chefs of Troon Country Club. You won’t find an experience like this anyplace else! Reservations are required to what promises to be one of the most pleasurable and glamorous events of the year. Tickets are $160 each. Troon Country Club is located at 25000 N. Windy Walk Dr., Scottsdale. 480-488-0806 Octob er 2013


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Writer Lynsi Freitag

For area cyclists, the Tour de Scottsdale has been an event not to be missed. One of the most scenic rides in town, the tour features a 70-mile ride that takes cyclists from DC Ranch to Cave Creek to Fountain Hills, and into a bit of unincorporated area in between. Riders can get up to 40 miles per hour on some of the downhills on this course, and the combination of speed and mountainous splendor is rare. It’s what brings so many repeat riders every year. The tour also features a 30-mile citizens’ ride, which has the same DC Ranch start location and takes bikers on a loop through the streets of Cave Creek. It is a majestic ride on roads that many cyclists frequent, but rarely with the opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the preserve without worrying about traffic or congestion. “We really have a diverse group of cyclists who participate in the event,” says Tempe Ligett, Tour de Scottsdale event manager. “There are some cyclists who come out and a 70-mile bike ride is easy for them. Then there are some cyclists where this is their first ride. It really is an experience for everyone.”


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Ligett says many cyclists are coming from all over the United States and Canada to participate. “The weather is a huge draw for those coming from back east and up north,” she says, “though we also have many participants from our neighboring states and right here in the Phoenix metro area.” The event is managed by the DC Ranch Community Council and benefits


the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, which advocates for the sustainability of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The conservancy connects the community to the preserve through education, research and partnerships. “The reason why we started doing the tour, now in its 10th year, is to put a spotlight on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve which is the backdrop of DC Ranch,” explains Ligett. “One of the things that the DC Ranch


Community Council really values is environmental stewardship, and the developers who created this area worked really hard to preserve the natural environment. It’s a benefit to the residents to have this beautiful, scenic area and it’s something we like to promote and share with the larger community as well.” The Tour de Scottsdale has accomplished its goal of putting the preserve in the spotlight, as the 2,000 riders who participate each year get to see and experience the area’s natural beauty during the ride. With a start time of 6 a.m., cyclists will pass the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which is at the center of the route, as the sun peeks over the mountains. Debra Doss, long-time cyclist and a volunteer for the conservancy, rides these roads frequently and did the tour for the first time last year. For her, giving back to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy was at the heart of her participation. “I love the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and the tour is a wonderful event for the promotion of cycling and the preserve,” says Doss. “I am so proud to be a resident and a regular user, advocate and volunteer for the conservancy.” Scottsdale’s mountain preserve encompasses more than 33 square miles and is planned to grow. At completion it will be the nation’s largest

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urban land preserve. The Tour de Scottsdale takes place Sunday, October 13 and is limited to 2,000 participants.

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Starry Knights

at Camelot

In the safe haven of Camelot, every person whose

place is held at the Round Table is equal. There is no head, and everyone is treated with respect. Each individual is a student and a teacher, and the obstacles they overcome as a result are nearly magical.

Writer Amanda Christmann Larson

But this is not the mythical land of King Arthur. Camelot is very real. Located on just over 14 acres of scenic Sonoran Desert land in the Pinnacle Peak area, the barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible facility has been making the impossible possible for differently abled students since 1983. Here, independence takes on a whole new meaning


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for young and old alike, who find freedom from atop the most gentle of beasts through the non-profit horsemanship program. Camelot founder Eileen Szychowski believes




dragons, no matter what their limitations may be. She also believes they are also capable of slaying those dragons, and the key is love and courage. Camelot provides the opportunity and support they need to succeed. At Camelot, students receive oneon-one education, with instruction tailored to the individual needs of the students, who may have visual impairment, cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis or other challenges. Here, students learn riding, driving, grooming, training, veterinary care, and





charge to riders, other than the commitment to help others. Something magical happens when people who face fights within their own bodies are paired with the strength and gentleness of a horse. “Here at Camelot our students set farreaching goals and then figure out a way to ride right through them,” says Mary




director. “It’s extraordinary to witness a person exceed their own expectations and





thought possible. We are surrounded by student stars every day.”

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Starry Knights on Saturday November 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road

The remarkable programs at Camelot could not be successful without support from the community. This year, the stars will come out – star riders and students, that is – at the Starry Knights dinner and auction event at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort November 2. Chaparral High School student Patrick Bonner is just one of the heroes of the Camelot program and has been involved for the last five years. Bonner, who has used a wheelchair since suffering a stroke at nine months old, now serves as a mentor for others, participating in disability awareness programs, volunteering at his church, singing in his school choir, and taking on a role in his school’s theater production. He also enjoys swimming and waterskiing, and exemplifies the determination and strong character Camelot strives to build. Starry Knights not only provides much-needed funding for Camelot programs for students like Bonner, but it also gives the community an opportunity to see the difference that love and support, combined with the patience and intuitiveness of horses, can make in people’s lives. Limits become challenges, and those challenges can be overcome by those who are willing to dream, to risk, to love and to serve. Starry Knights will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Saturday, November 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include a dinner, silent auction and live auction. Single tickets are sold at a cost of $125, or for $110 if purchased by October 10; corporate sets of 10 tickets are $1,000.


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Camelot Creed We believe dreams are essential to life and the right to risk belongs to us all, We commit ourselves to slaying the dragons of doubt in ourselves and others, We believe the world is changed one life at a time, We dedicate ourselves to a program designed for the individual, wherein quality will always be placed before quantity, We believe persons with disabilities should be in control of their own lives, We pledge ourselves to a program where disabled people govern themselves and a learning model based on mentorship, We believe freedom and dignity are priceless; success can only be kept when given away, We commit ourselves to a Camelot which will always be free of charge other than the commitment to become a contributor to our community, We believe life is a Round Table wherein each member is both student and teacher, We pledge to build in each other the knightly virtues of Courage, Loyalty, Compassion, Honor, Justice, Generosity, and Faith, We believe in the philosophy of Camelot, which calls on each of us to rise to our highest good, We embrace the Quest and dedicate ourselves to quality life with programs that offer opportunities to dream, to risk, to love, and to serve.

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Five Minutes with...

Dick Hyland Writer Tom Scanlon

“Never had a bad day,” says Dick Hyland, director of golf at north Scottsdale’s prestigious Country Club at DC Ranch. He has spent most of his life in golf, first as a caddy outside of Philadelphia, then as a PGA Class A Professional. In addition to playing competitively and instructing as a pro, Hyland has helped design a dozen courses around the country. He has been named PGA Professional of the Year in Florida and Arizona and was the National PGA award winner for Merchandiser of the Year. After living and working in Florida, the Pennsylvania native has been a staple of the north Phoenix golf scene for more than two decades. He was the director of golf at Desert Mountain from 1987 to 2002, then became president of Lyle Anderson Golf Ltd., “with golf responsibilities at all his clubs from Scotland through Hawaii.” Two years ago, he returned to the local scene, accepting an offer to run the golf program at DC Ranch. “I am a young 57, as I have to be to keep up with the young aspiring professionals on staff,” says Hyland, who lives in Pinnacle Peak with his wife of 31 years, real estate agent Jeri, and their four dogs. The Hylands have a daughter, Kaycie who is an attorney in the golf business in Carlsbad, California. Asked about his “never had a bad day” philosophy, he expounds, zen-like: “What’s the worst that can happen? Nothing. Make a couple bogeys, make a couple birdies, you’re even.” Ah, if only golf were that easy for most of us. Hyland talked to ImagesAZ about his life on the links, with a few tips along the way:

IAZ: How old were you when you started golfing, and what got you interested? DH: I believe I was 11 or 12 years old when I started playing. I got the opportunity to be a caddy at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania, the site of this year’s men’s US Open Championship. I enjoyed the strategy of golf, could play outdoors with my buddies, and I only got better if I practiced and played a lot.

IAZ: Did you ever pursue playing professional golf?

If so, what tours did you play?

DH: I’ve been in the PGA since 1978 and a member since 1982, so I have played professional golf for a long time, just not as a PGA Tour player. In the late 70s when my career was focusing on the instruction side of the business, I had a student from Germany who asked me to consider trying the European Tour but I opted to continue down the path of teaching the game.


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IAZ: What is it about the game of golf that has made it a lifetime pursuit/career for you?

DH: Golf is truly a game for a lifetime unlike other sports where the physical demands of the game prohibit you from playing after awhile. I first got involved by playing the game, then teaching it, followed by starting a career as a PGA professional, which has lasted many years. I have been very fortunate to meet and play with some wonderful businessmen, politicians, entertainers and professional athletes in many sports, which has been fun.

IAZ: Why do many golfers find it difficult to improve? DH:

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In fairness to many golfers, they don’t have the

time to practice. They barely warm up before they play. Others who want to get better should build a practice plan so they can maximize their time. The fastest way to lower scores is to work on your short game, which is putting, chipping, pitching and bunker shots. We all could use more work in these areas. The reward would be terrific and you would have more fun playing.

IAZ: What

challenges does the game of golf face in

the future?

DH: We know all golfers have a responsibility to help grow the game and try and introduce new players to the game, which is true. We also need to understand we have millions of golfers who have left the game for one reason or another. We need to get them back and enjoying the game, not to mention keeping it fun for everyone who plays it now. It needs to be accessible, affordable, take less time to play, and above all, be fun for players at all levels. Some components of the game are changing and we should embrace them if possible. Getting kids and women out to play are some of the fastest growing areas of growth the game would realize, so let’s get them started and forget about scores, only fun.

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Five Minutes with...

Dick Hyland

IAZ: What are some common errors you see in beginning and even advanced golfers?

DH: Every player could use a reminder every now and again on the fundamentals, which will stand the test of time. This is inclusive of hand placement on the club, proper alignment and addressing the ball with your shoulder, hip, knee, feet and eyes parallel with your target line and set up to your ball with the most athletic, balanced posture you can. Simply stated, go back to basics. What’s the most challenging course you’ve ever

IAZ: played?

DH: There are so many challenging courses I’ve played, so to narrow it to one would be difficult. I can tell you to bring your best game if you are playing “Gold to Gold” on the Renegade Course at Desert Mountain. Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania, Pine Valley in New Jersey, the Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort, and Spyglass Hill in California are all extremely demanding in every phase of the game as well.

IAZ: What’s your stance on long putters? DH:

To ban anchored putters for the tour-level players is

one thing, but I see no harm in letting club players use long or belly putters if it enables them to have fun playing the game, but after talking with a USGA official, this won’t happen. I hope golfers don’t leave the game because they have to go back to the non-anchored method.

IAZ: If you could pick any three characters from any period in history to be your “Dream Foursome,” who would they be?

DH: Not to get too sentimental with my response to my dream foursome of my father, who passed away many years ago, along with my two brothers, who are avid golfers, I couldn’t narrow it down to one group; more so a shotgun start as I’ve played with


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so many fun guys, so to narrow it down to a foursome would be unfair to them. Throughout the early stages of my career I have always admired Ben Hogan and got to know Jack Nicklaus through all the course designs he did for our clubs. The highest-rated player to fill out the group would be Phil Mickelson, who I have known since he was a freshman at ASU.

IAZ: What’s your favorite post-round meal (with beverage)?


It all depends on how I played that round,

but I would say if it was out with the boys it could be an authentic Philadelphia cheese steak with grilled onions with the coldest Miller Lite in the house. If it were with my wife and daughter I have to go with surf & turf; a nice rib-eye steak and lobster tail with a twice baked potato, Caesar salad and on the rare occasion I like to enjoy a dessert, which would be a piece of key lime or lemon meringue pie. Speaking of my family, I would never have had the career I’ve had if not for the support of my wife of 31 years, Jeri, who stays extremely active as a prominent real estate agent for Prudential Arizona and our daughter Kaycie who is a board-certified attorney who is working at the TaylorMade Golf Company in Carlsbad, California. They both know and understand the game of golf, the hours, weekends, holidays and all the time away from them, but when it’s all said and done they have been great, quite possibly it’s because we have four dogs that keep them busy. And I can occasionally get them out on the course with me as long as it’s just for fun!

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Showdown Writer Tom Scanlon

A new event dubbed “Scottsdale Showdown” will feature one of the biggest bull riding competitions in the Southwest and a heaping helping of country music. Scottsdale Showdown launches October 19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The showdown matches 20 big, nasty bulls and 20 men who dare to ride them. Starring 2013 World Champion Cole Echols, this is a Championship Bull Riding (CBR) event that will be broadcast on the Fox Sports Network. “I’m delighted to welcome the inaugural Scottsdale Showdown and look forward to having this wonderful event highlight, on the national stage, the new Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center and the City of Scottsdale,” said Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. “Thanks once again to our superb community partners, the Scottsdale Charros, for bringing to being what will surely become another annual Scottsdale tradition.” Formed in 1961, the Scottsdale Charros are an all-volunteer group of business and civic leaders dedicated to providing support and funding for youth programs, educational scholarships and grants to local charities. The group came up with Scottsdale Showdown with the hope that it will be a signature event for the City of Scottsdale, long-known as “The West’s Most Western Town.” Scottsdale Showdown begins at 4 p.m. with a Chevy Tailgate Party, with the chutes firing open for the bull riding competition at 6 p.m. After the dust settles, the music starts with the Bud Light Bullpen Concert, headlined by Montgomery Gentry. That’s the Southern-rock flavored Kentucky duo of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, who have had a string of No. 1 country hits, including “If Ever You Stop Loving Me” and “Lucky Man.” Also on the bill are Jerrod Niemann, who had a No. 1 country song in “Lover, Lover” two years ago, and rising country diva Maggie Rose. Tickets are $55 to $125, with VIP seating (complimentary food and drinks, special seating and a personal bull riding experience) for $150. Octob er 2013



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Riding Solo Writer Amanda Christmann Larson Photographer Bryan Black

Anyone who has ever felt the afterglow of a sprint or the exhilaration of beating a personal best knows the time and dedication that goes along with competitive sports. For Scottsdale resident Todd Key, taking to the road as the sun comes up and keeping rhythm with the whirring of his bike chain is the kind of freedom that fills him with joy. The beautiful marriage of carbon, rubber, metal and sweat is cultivated and nurtured with every stroke of the pedal, every shift of the gears and every mile of pavement that passes beneath narrow tires. And for Key, cycling is the great equalizer. It gives him a sense of abandon that he doesn’t always feel off the bike. It starts with the click of his shoe in the pedal and the gradual increase in speed as he and the bike begin their synchronous dance. Pushing his way up climbs, faster, faster, creating his own wind as he cuts through the air, he leans a calculated left then right as the road winds through mountain passes. His eyes are focused ahead, but his mind is aware of every sound and shape around him. His speedometer ticks up and up and up; a rush of endorphins soars through his body as he flies. It is in these moments that he becomes only a soul on a bike. His arms, his legs don’t matter, just his wingless spirit on wheels as the white line leads the way. There is more to the challenge than passing other riders and racking up miles on his Fuji. For Key, riding is a way to prove to himself and to the world that there is something more powerful than physical strength; that his will to live and be fully alive is stronger than what he has lost along the way. He’s proven that time and again, and continues to inspire others to go beyond limits of their bodies and of their minds. He’s done it with fortitude and a plucky sense of humor to boot.

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Key has always been adventurous, but the rest has come with a price. At the age of seven, he fell from a tree at his Chicago-area home and struck his wrist on a metal rail. A compound fracture which may have otherwise been fixed with a cast became a life-threatening ordeal when infection ravaged his tendons. Nine months in the hospital and 12 surgeries later, including skin grafts and tendon transplants, his hand was saved, but not its function. “I really can’t remember the bad stuff. Selective memory, I’m sure,” he says. “I suppose it was very traumatic, spending all of that time in a hospital without my family.” He became a lefty nearly overnight, and the resilient second grader went on to hit the game-winning homerun in Little League the following year. He later took up tennis, which kept him strong and fed his competitive spirit. Still, he struggled with self-esteem, and his peers were not always kind. At the age of 17, he faced an even bigger battle. A malignant tumor in his knee put him once again on the sidelines. Three decades ago, cancer treatment options were limited and often overly aggressive. His leg was amputated mid-thigh. He was devastated and it would be many years before he recognized the gift in his survival.


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“I decided that my life would probably be over soon,” he says. “I was not at all interested in school or anything else. Of course I had support from my family, but they weren’t sure what to do or what I needed. There was never any talk about college or expectations that I’d have a good career or anything like that.” Clumsy prosthetics didn’t help. Painful and impractical, they made his disability stand out even more. It would be many years before the mighty group of dedicated advocates and technicians developed technology for the sleek sensor-loaded prosthetic Key uses today. But he did get back up. Slowly and with a lot of painful missteps, Key began the long journey of standing alone. There were times when he hated the world, and times when he hated himself. No one’s journey is simple. It took a while for him to build up the courage to care. How he found himself has less to do with his stumbles than it does with his determination to get back up. Eventually he landed a job in car sales, and the same strong will that got him out of bed on the hardest of days and walked him out the door when he wanted to close it shut began to shine. For the first time, he was not only making a living, but making a life also. And then there was the bike. Wheels and gears beckoned throughout the years. He’d ridden as a child when accommodating for his hand injury wasn’t so hard, then again for a short time in college. The more he rode, the more uncomfortable the handlebars and seat became. With a few crafty tweaks, he figured out a way to rig his prosthetic leg to the back so he could ride one-legged to work and to the movies and still be able to walk once he arrived. He also figured out how to enhance the handlebars so that he could rest his right forearm on top, taking pressure off of his hand and wrist. But it was the seat dynamics that continued to plague him, both physically and emotionally. It wasn’t just that no one had an answer for how to relieve the pressure for a one-legged rider; it was the way he was treated when he reached out for help. “I went to a bunch of different bike shops, and one of two things would happen. Either they would not even make eye contact and pretend I was invisible, or they’d listen and shrug and I’d never hear back from them,” he says. The sting in his voice is unmistakable.

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He rides for cancer research, he rides to prevent bullying, but most of all, he rides because he can. Because no matter what pain or disappointment has happened in the past, each one of us has an opportunity to be courageous.


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Still, he kept trying. When he wandered into Airpark Bikes in Scottsdale, he half expected the disappointment he’d felt before. Instead, Anthem resident Jason Suarez smiled and took on the challenge. Suarez has a special place in his heart for those with personal struggles. He and his wife, Tisha, started Team Winded, a junior cycling team focused on asthma advocacy and research after their own children suffered setbacks due to the chronic condition. Together, Suarez, Key and Airpark Bikes owner Steve Driscoll came up with an innovative solution to Key’s seat problem. Using a modified handlebar stem, they molded a special pad for Key’s right side so that he could rest comfortably without pain as he pedals. Having Suarez, Driscoll and the rest of the shop staff support and believe in him gave Key the boost he needed to soar. His ride mileage went from five to 50 miles each day in no time at all, and the mountain grades of Fountain Hills and beyond, which were once insurmountable, became welcome friends. Today, Key continues to ride, and he is coming into his own power of inspiring others. Recently featured on CNN and in the Huffington Post, he is realizing his own strength. He’s witty and frank, and finally at ease with what has been taken away and what has been given. The stuffed monkey strapped to the top of his helmet gives motorists something other than his missing limb to look at when they do double-takes through their rearview mirrors. He rides for cancer research, he rides to prevent bullying, but most of all, he rides because he can. Because no matter what pain or disappointment has happened in the past, each one of us has an opportunity to be courageous. For some, that courage rolls in on wheels and is pushed by the strength of what is left to give.

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Writer Nigel Spence Photographer Bryan Black

On the surface, the life of a professional golfer is quite glorious. Chartered private jets fly players to exotic locations where they compete for exorbitant prize purses for a vocation that is more leisurely than laborious. So far this season, 91 players have earned seven-figure incomes on the US-based tours alone. When you combine on-course income with the extra financial rewards provided by sponsors, the PGA tour slogan of “These Guys are Good” could easily read “These Guys Have it Good.” But glory and riches from the beginning of a career are reserved for just a handful of players. For every Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, there are thousands of golfers trying to uncover the secrets to the most mystifying game known to man in an effort to earn the right to play for the treasure. Often, playing out of the back of their cars, these golfers play mini-tour events in every corner of the country as they chase their dream. These tours require entry fees in excess of $1,000, leading to only the top third recouping their entry fee, in what is not much more than high-stakes gambling. They keep competitive in an attempt to prepare for PGA Tour Qualifying School, a three-stage, 14-round marathon, that eliminates players at each stage until the top 25 at the final stage are granted Tour cards, one tier from the tour’s riches. As years pass, hope tends to wane, and new generations of players pass them by. The search for the secret to riches becomes more frantic, as a player following the once clear road map begins to look more like a man lost in the desert looking for water. At this point, only the very best, the very patient, and the very persistent find the keys to the treasure. The vast majority search so desperately that they lose sight of where they are headed, ultimately retracing their footsteps, ending their dreams, and leaving the game with not much more than sand in their pockets. Sitting inside the top 10 earners on the Champions Tour money list in 2013, one would never know that Scottsdale resident Michael Allen has spent most of his career in the desert, both figuratively and literally. A native of San Mateo, California, Octob er 2013


Allen was a product of the famed junior program at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Being a steady improver through college he turned professional but failed to make his way on to the PGA Tour in his early years; instead finding a home on the European Tour where he would succeed in winning during his third season. But the US was home, and Allen wanted to prove his mettle against the best. Having moved to Scottsdale to work with a golf instructor and enjoy the climate, Allen set about hitting the ball higher in order to play in the United States. He secured playing privileges on the US Tour in 1990 through the rigors of Qualifying School, but inconsistent performances throughout the next five seasons saw him returning to the end-of-year tournament that no player wants to attend often. Deep down Allen knew that he was a better player than he was demonstrating on the course, and that something was not quite right with his game. He would see other tour players finish their round, have a bite to eat, roll a few putts and head back to their hotel room, while he would hit balls on the range for hours just to keep some sort of feel for his swing and have some idea where the ball would go the next day. In 1995, the enormous workload, the constant pressure and poor performances were too much, and Allen walked away from the game, taking a summer job at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, before trying his hand in a couple of different industries.


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“I went out into the real world, tried to make a living, and found out just how hard that was. It was a big turn-around for me in those two or three years that I was off of the tour. They were very tough times for us as a family, but we were able to get through it,” Allen reflected. With a new perspective, Allen prepared himself for Qualifying School the only way he knew how. “I prepared myself for that tournament more than I prepared myself for anything in my life. I would do two practice sessions a day. I had a schedule of everything that I had to do in the day and would not leave the course until everything had been completed.” This






throughout his career as he became known as “The King of Q-School,” reaching the final stage 13 times and graduating a record nine times. He once quipped that he is the only guy at Qualifying School who had a reserved parking space. Over the next seven seasons, playing predominantly the Tour against players almost half his age, Allen continued to learn about his golf game. He sought the advice of golf instructors, looked inwardly to discover what worked best for him, and never gave in to the thought of not being successful. Michelle Samar Owner/Designer

“When I had a family it was just desperation (that kept me going). This is what I do, and you are going to do whatever it takes to provide for your family,” Allen asserted.

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In 2004, Allen’s desert wanderings finally reached an oasis. Mike Mitchell, the PGA Professional at The Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta, California, was that desert oasis. Through all of his years of playing golf, Allen had never felt that his swing was in harmony from one day to the next until he began to work with Mitchell. Allen describes the swing that he and Mitchell have worked toward as



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“It is fun what we do; it wasn’t always fun for me when I was young and frustrated, but I recognize how fortunate I am,”


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being “from the core out,” using the body to rotate and the arms and club to follow, delivering a solid blow every time. With more consistency from tee to green, less pressure on his short game and time to practice his putting rather than beat balls for hours on the range, Allen’s game flourished. In 2007, at age 48, he had his best year on tour, earning in excess of $1 million for the first time in his career. In 2009, Allen turned 50 years of age and was given a special exemption to the Senior PGA Championship by the PGA of America. Having no status on the Champions Tour, but a full PGA Tour card, Allen made the most of his opportunity, winning the event by two strokes. Having battled his entire career to have a place to play in the United States, ironically, Allen now had the predicament of where to play. After splitting time on both the Champions Tour and PGA Tour in 2010, Allen has spent the past three seasons focused on the Champions Tour, where he has won four times, had 37 Top 10 finishes and accumulated more than $5 million in earnings. “It is fun what we do; it wasn’t always fun for me when I was young and frustrated, but I recognize how fortunate I am,” Allen remarked with a deep sense of sincerity. Allen’s career has taken him to the depths of the desert floor and he has climbed his way out. He has stumbled at times, but through perseverance he managed to keep moving forward without retracing his footsteps. His journey has the potential to come full circle as he focuses his attention toward the Charles Schwab Cup; a year-long points race tracking Champions Tour performances. Allen currently sits in sixth place, and in the first week of November he will play in the finale at TPC Harding Park, a golf course just across Lake Merced from The Olympic Club, where Allen’s career began. Octob er 2013



Family-Friendly Pinnacle Peak Writer Lynsi Freitag

You are not alone if you enjoy hiking in North Scottsdale. It is home to some extraordinarily

The Sierra Club rates

beautiful state parks and hiking trails. One of the most popular hikes – and most familyfriendly, is at Pinnacle Peak Park.

the 150-acre Pinnacle Peak hike as moderate, with an elevation gain

The Sierra Club rates the 150-acre Pinnacle Peak hike as moderate, with an elevation gain of 1,300 feet to a high point of 2,889 feet. The trail is 3.5 miles with a 1.75-mile out-and-back route.

of 1,300 feet to a high point of 2,889 feet.

It is a terrific hiking spot for all levels of fitness as well as for families with small children. There is parking for 50 cars and one horse trailer at the trailhead entrance. Street parking is ample, offering families the comfort of being able to get in and out of the park easily.

The trail is 3.5 miles with a 1.75-mile outand-back route

There are restrooms, drinking fountains and four picnic tables at the trailhead, as well as a staffed office where information about the park is available. Picnic tables are under a ramada, offering a welcome shaded rest spot before or after the hike.

Once you get to the trailhead, do not be alarmed by the sight in front of you. The first third of the trail is the most difficult, with switchbacks up the side of the peak’s eastern face. It


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is common to see families with baby carriers, which provides an extra workout. It is also common to see runners speeding past or hikers using hiking sticks. Whatever your level or situation, you will be among friends.








hiking protocol, staying to the right of the trail to accommodate other hikers, and yielding the right-of-way to horseback riders or runners. No dogs or bicycles are allowed on the trail.

The trail is particularly well-marked. Distances are noted about every quarter- to half- mile. Depending on the time of day, there are often frequent shady spots where one may stop to take a break and view the spectacular scenery.

Pinnacle Peak Park features the famous Sonoran Desert saguaros, as well as cacti, creosote plants, and wildlife, including Gila monsters and lizards. The trail features sighting devices pointing to Four Peaks and the Cave Creek mountains. You might also see mountain climbers scaling the various rock-climbing routes. You will not be at a loss for something to see and take in.

The park offers guided hikes, moonlight hikes and other special events. Check the Pinnacle Peak website for dates, times, and a calendar for events.

The best months for hiking in Arizona are October through May. Remember to slather on sunscreen and bring plenty of water.

After your trek, head down to DC Ranch for a weekend brunch at the Herb Box. This eatery offers a constantly changing menu with fresh, seasonal ingredients. It’s a local restaurant you don’t want to miss and the perfect place to refuel after your hike at Pinnacle Peak Park.

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Fine American Crafts at Pinnacle Gallery Writer Donna Kublin


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Offering the largest and best selection of fine contemporary crafts anywhere in the Valley, Pinnacle Gallery represents outstanding national and regional artists in glass, jewelry, ceramics, metal and wood. Exceptional artwork, beautiful displays, and superb lighting combine to make a gallery that is visually stunning and, at the same time, welcoming. Located in North Scottsdale, the 2,400-square-foot Pinnacle Gallery was opened 15 years ago by Peter and Joanne Hildt. Married for 35 years, the couple are used to working together, having owned a successful advertising agency in Chicago before moving to Scottsdale. Their love of fine crafts and their eye for artful presentation have been widely recognized. The gallery has received the highest award in their industry for nine years, voted a top gallery of American craft by NICHE magazine. While other galleries often feature a craft artist or two, fine crafts are exclusively what you will find at this gallery. They also take it a step further. “What makes Pinnacle Gallery different is what we emphasize using fine American crafts in interior design,” explains Joanne. “We have wonderful artists, and they allow us to have a lot of resources at our disposal. We give clients plenty of choices because we have diverse mediums in various sizes and colors. “In addition to being uniquely beautiful, the contemporary crafts we show work in all styles of homes from contemporary to Tuscan, from traditional Southwest to Midwest,” said Joanne. “The pieces help make the atmosphere of the home lighter, richer and more interesting.” One of the services that sets the gallery apart from others is their complimentary interior design service to residential and professional clients. During the first meeting, Joanne visits a customer’s home or location to get a feel for lighting, decor and homeowner’s personal style. A few days later, Peter packs their SUV with anywhere from one to 30 pieces Joanne has selected, which they try out with the homeowner. Sometimes, additional trips are needed. Typically, the pieces are left for a day or two for the homeowners to see the effects of evening light and morning sun, and then any pieces that don’t work for them are picked up and those they love are purchased. Joanne explains, “There is no charge for these design services, and our services may include moving your own pieces to better present a cohesive design with the new pieces.” There are many extraordinary artists represented exclusively by Pinnacle Gallery. One such artist is Californiabased Anne Goldman, who has been involved in ceramics for over 30 years. Her work has been represented extensively in museums, galleries, private collections and exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include New York’s Museum of Art and Design, the Smithsonian and Philadelphia Museum of Art, to name a few. Goldman works with large wheel-thrown vessels, utilizing the sensuous, responsive qualities of clay. The surfaces are carved and sculpted and sometimes the initial forms are altered. Her inspiration is the natural

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world: coastal rocks, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes, land forms. In her self-expression for her love and reverence for the beauty of the earth, clay is her language. Pohacu, meaning “rock” or “stone,” is the title of a dynamic and colorful glass sculpture series created by brother artists Robert and Andrew Madvin. Inspired by the objects constructed by ancient Hawaiians who would stack stones upon one another to create rock sculptures as navigational instruments throughout the islands, the artists have turned the organic tools of old into spectacular glass art in heights ranging from 23 inches to 32 inches (page 50, top right). The pieces are created in their 10,000-square-foot Detroit studio, where the Madvins explore new innovative designs and techniques and collaborate on ideas, art and paths to new levels. They seek inspiration from natural creations and human nature and seek to create objects that express a balance and a contrast between the natural world and a conscious order of man’s objective mind. “My personal aim is to merge my sensitivity and creativity of the fine arts with the hand skills and training of a master craftsman,” said Andrew. While similar in concept, but entirely different in design, glass cairns/rock totems by Vermont artist Melanie Guernsey-Leppla offer an artistic resemblance






throughout the Sonoran desert. Cairns are manmade piles of stones that serve to mark trails above timberline, indicate a mountain summit and, in Scandinavia, large white cairns guide sailors into safe harbors. Some hikers add a stone to the cairn at the summit of a mountain to commemorate their accomplishment. Hence, in addition to the beauty of a glass cairn they can symbolize accomplishments, guidance and pathways traveled or anticipated.


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Melanie has been working professionally with glass for 27 years. Her work is included in the Museum of American Craft and the Museum of American Glass as well as numerous private collections (page 50, top left). Local artist Jude Kettunen creates what she calls “spirits.” Growing up in the Midwest and acquiring a background in anthropology, Jude came to Arizona as a park ranger, working at Casa Grande and later at Mesa Verde in Colorado. She studied the arts of the Hohokam and Anasazi and painted traditional Southwestern themes, but now is also interested in the abstract forms and textures of the local landscape and cultures. Her ceramic spirit figures reflect her studies of Southwestern cultures, her stunning color palette, and a bit of whimsy with each figure adorned with feathers and “personality.” The Hildts’ shared passion for collecting fine crafts continues to serve as the foundation of Pinnacle Gallery’s success. Joanne is as selective about buying for the gallery as she is for her own home. While she’s learned over time what sells, she won’t compromise her artists or her vision for the bottom line. “Talented artists come first and then customers will follow. In the long run, this counts more toward success than the immediate sales revenue,” said Joanne. The reputation that the gallery has developed over the years has really paid off. “American-craft collectors from across the world walk into the gallery, specifically seeking us out,” said Peter “We try to be a destination gallery.” Pinnacle Gallery


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Let There Be Light Let There Be Light is a local company that specializes in low-voltage outdoor lighting.

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established in March 2007 and quickly became known as the go-to guys for outdoor lighting due to their expertise and vast knowledge of the industry. “Lighting is all we do,” says Bryan Gold, owner of the company. “We don’t get into hardscape, landscaping or irrigation, which allows us to be experts at what we do best.” Bryan believes that finding your niche in an industry and sticking with it is what makes the difference. “We sit down with our clients on a personal basis to discuss their needs and design a lighting system based around each customer’s requirements.” From lighting tune-ups and LED retro-fits on existing jobs, to complete lighting design and installation from the ground up, Let There Be Light can provide you with an unmatched lighting system for years to come. Let There Be Light is known for “Properly Lighting Landscapes One Property at a Time.” Let There Be Light 480-575-3204

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AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air 480-595-5330 Antiques Arizona Territorial Antiques 480-595-9110 Automotive repair Tobias’ Automotive Specialist 6022 E. Cave Creek Rd. 480-488-2914 Automotive Sales Sanderson Lincoln 602-375-7500 Barber Shop Sam’s Barber Shop 480-488-3929 Beauty Salon Studio C 480-664-0602 Bike SHop Bicycle Vibe 623-582-3111 Flat Tire Bike Shop 6149 E. Cave Creek Road 480-488-5261 Buy and Sell Gold American Federal 480-553-5282 College Paradise Valley Community College 602-493-2600 COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE Alcoholics Anonymous 602-264-1341 Animal Control 602-506-7387


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Community Loan Closet 480-488-8400

Rotary Club 480-585-9157

Foothills Animal Rescue 480-488-9890

Sonoran Arts League 480-575-6624

Foothills Caring Corps 480-488-1105

Soroptimist International 480-522-6692

Foothills Food Bank 480-488-1145

YMCA 480-596-9622

Mobile Meals Foothills Caring Corps 480-488-1105 Salvation Army 480-488-3590 St. Vincent de Paul Society 602-254-3338 COMMUNITY organizations American Legion Post No. 34 & Auxiliary 480-488-2669 Arizona Archaeological Society 480-595-9255 Arizona Musicfest 480-488-0806 Cave Creek Museum 480-488-2764

Financial Planning Investments Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Pope Scanlon Team Glee Pope - 480-502-6072 Owen Scanlon - 480-922-7909 Summit Wealth Management 7202 E. Carefree Drive, Building 3, Suite 1 480-596-9222 FIRE Fire Service 480-627-6900 Flooring Carefree Floors 480-515-9999

Desert Awareness Committee 480-488-1090

Garage Door Dynamic Door Service 602-335-1077

Desert Foothills Community Association 480-488-4043

Government/business Motor Vehicle Department 602-255-0072

Desert Foothills Community Education 480-575-2440 Desert Foothills Land Trust 480-488-6131 Desert Foothills Theater 480-488-1981 Foothills Community Foundation 480-488-1090

Social Security 800-772-1213 Voter Registration 602-506-1511 Handyman Desert Foothills Handyman Service 602-540-9794

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Hardware Ace Hardware Carefree 480-488-4400 Ace Hardware Cave Creek 480-518-7020 Health care Cierra Medical Walk-In Care 480-575-0131 Desert Foothills Medical Center 480-488-9220 John C. Lincoln Deer Valley 623-879-6100 Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Mayo Hospital 480-585-6296 Paradise Valley Hospital 602-923-5000 Scottsdale Healthcare 480-324-7000 7400 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. 480-323-3000 90th St. & Shea Blvd. Home COntractor & Design New Legacy Building & Design 480-363-6713 Home Decor Big Bronco Furniture Barn 480-575-1357 General Store 480-575-7025 Home Entertainment Systems Sundog Home Systems 602-616-3825 House Cleaning The Maids Scottsdale 602-923-4000

Home Decor/Interior Design Mongrel Design 480-488-9375 Landscape Design and Maintenance A Couple of Green Thumbs 6061 E. Cave Creek Road 480-488-2155 Azul-Verde Design Group, Inc. 480-595-0611 Oasis Pools and Landscaping 480-299-6579 Library Appaloosa Library 480-312-7323 Desert Broom Library 602-262-4636 Desert Foothills Library 480-488-2286 Outdoor Furniture Carefree Outdoor Living 480-575-3091 Outdoor Lighting Let There be Light, LLC 480-575-3204 Parks Cave Creek Regional Park 623-465-0431 Gateway Desert Awareness 480-488-1400 Spur Cross Ranch 480-488-6601 Cave Creek Ranger 480-595-3300 PEst control Paradise Pest Control 602-677-9780

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PET Supplies Pinnacle Horse & Pet 480-575-1242 6015 E. Cave Creek Road Photography Karen Sophia Photography 480-543-7526 Loralei Photography 602-795-0555 Plumbing Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air 480-595-5330 Podiatry Westland Family Foot and Ankle Specialist 480-361-2500 Pool Design/construction Azul-Verde Design Group, Inc. 480-595-0611 Pool maintenance Oasis Pools and Landscaping 480-299-6579 Post office Scottsdale Post Office 7339 E. Williams Dr. 480-513-2935 Restaurants The Village Coffee Shop 480-488-3835 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd. #134 B Z’s Asian Fusion 6554 E. Cave Creek 480-489-7055 480-489-7078 Retirement Community The Heritage at Carefree 480-488-1622

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Vi Senior Living 877-862-7119 Grayhawk 877-698-0088 Silverstone SCHOOL Annunciation Catholic School 480-361-8234 Bella Vista Private School 480-575-6001 Black Mountain Elementary School 480-575-2100 Career Success School 480-575-0075 Copper Ridge School 480-484-1400 Community Education Preschool 480-575-2072 Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool 480-585-8007 Desert Canyon Middle School 480-484-4600 Desert Sun Academy 480-575-2900 Desert Willow Elementary School 480-575-2800

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Sonoran Trails Middle School Main Line 480-272-8600 Attendance: 480-272-8604

Foothills Academy 480-488-5583

The Scottsdale School 480-451-9442

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Ventana Academic School 480-488-9362 Sheriff Sheriff’s Posse 602-256-1895

Shopping Arizona Territorial Antiques and Rustic Decor 480-595-9110 Cave Creek Candle & Gifts 6245 E. Cave Creek Road 480-488-7799 Finders Creekers 602-739-3494 6554 E. Cave Creek Road Las Tiendas 6140 E. Cave Creek Rd Stefan Mann 3455 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite G10 480-488-3371 Technology Support Tech 4 Life 748 Easy Street #5 480-553-9171 Water Softener & Filtration Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air 480-595-5330 window treatments Carefree Coverings 602-617-2920 7275 E. Easy Street Worship Black Mountain Baptist Church 480-488-1975 Black Mountain United Church of Christ 480-575-1801 Canyon Church of Christ 623-889-3388

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First Baptist Church of Cave Creek 480-488-2958

Redeemer Lutheran Church 480-585-7002

First Church of Christ Scientist 480-488-2665

Sanctuary Church 480-656-0081

Christ Anglican Episcopal Church 480-488-0525

Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church 480-488-3283

Son Rise Community Church 480-502-2834

Christ the Lord Lutheran 480-488-2081

Highlands Church 480-348-9191

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS 480-488-3035

Light of the Desert Lutheran Church 480-563-5500

Carefree Highway Community Church 480-488-5565 Cave Creek Adventist Fellowship 602-663-1268

Congregation Or Chadash 480-342-8858 Coolwater Christian Church 480-585-5554 Covenant Community Church 480-419-0844 Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church 623-465-9461 Desert Foothills Lutheran Church 480-585-8007 Desert Hills Presbyterian Church 480-488-3384 Desert Mission United Methodist Church 480-595-1814 Desert Valley Baptist Church 623-465-9461 Episcopal Church-The Nativity 480-307-9216

Living Water Lutheran Church 480-473-8400 Lone Mountain Fellowship Church 480-818-5653 Mountain Valley Church 602-531-5432 New Covenant Lutheran Church 480-860-0169

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup Writer Stephanie Maher Palenque

Roasted Pumpkin Soup Pumpkins are not only a festive sign of the season, but also make a unique serving vessel for a thick, hearty soup that will warm you and your loved ones inside and out. This recipe will work best with small, sweet pumpkin varieties with thick flesh and a fairly small seed cavity, such as the sugar pie, baby bear or cheese pumpkins. Field pumpkins have fibrous flesh that is not good for cooking. As an alternative to pumpkin, you can use kabocha squash, which has bright green skin marked with paler green stripes and pale orange flesh. Ingredients:

4 baking pumpkins or kabocha squash, each about 2 lbs., quartered and seeded Olive oil as needed Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced 6 shallots, thickly sliced 2 celery stalks, thickly sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced ž tsp. freshly grated nutmeg 1 tbs. minced fresh sage 12 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup apple cider, reduced to 2 tbs. and cooled

Directions: Position one rack in the upper third of an oven and a second rack in the lower third, and preheat to 425 degrees F. Divide quartered pumpkins among two baking sheets. Drizzle pumpkins with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place pumpkins, cut side down, on the baking sheets. Roast, turning the pumpkins occasionally, until they are tender and beginning to brown, about 45 minutes; rotate the baking sheets halfway through the roasting time. Let the pumpkins cool, then scoop flesh into a bowl. In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, warm 2 tbs. olive oil. Add carrots, shallots, celery, salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 7 minutes. Add garlic, nutmeg and sage and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add pumpkin flesh and broth; cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. In a bowl, whisk the cream until slightly thickened. Whisk in reduced apple cider until blended. Ladle into warmed bowls and drizzle with the cider cream.


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