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caught up in “circumstances” that draw us away from those ideals as we get older. Although, there are people who are willing to fight for those ideals in order to make them a reality – Steve and Karen Young are two such people. Thankfully, Steve’s ideals matched the will of God, and the Young family has been living out their dream life here in Arizona. Both Steve and Karen Young were born and raised in Marion, Ohio and met while in Junior High School at a church pre-teen retreat in their home state. “We hit it off right away,” beamed Steve. They started dating less than a year later, and dated for a few years before getting married in 1997. Since meeting, they continued their education and have both earned graduate degrees from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Steve earned his MBA,
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Karen was a certified personal trainer until recently, and has chosen to focus on raising the Young family children during their formative years. Seven-monthold Duke is the newest member of that family, and is “all boy” according to his parents. Last year, the Young family visited Canyon Church and they immediately knew that they had found their church home. It had all that they had been looking for in a place to worship. Soon after, Steve became aware of the church’s need for a Youth and Family Life Minister. Given Steve’s passion for counseling and mentoring, coupled with his desire to preach the Word of God on a regular basis, he applied for the position. “A year earlier, Karen and I had a discussion about our family goals and finances. And when this position became open at Canyon we felt so strongly God had put us in this place,” Steve shared. “So I applied and interviewed for the position of Youth and Family Life Minister without knowing or asking what the compensation would be. God had really provided an opportunity for me and my family to do what I love, in a place that I am excited about.” In his relatively new job position, Steve is tasked with “promoting unity, preaching, leading worship, developing curriculum for classes and retreats, and planning and carrying out weekly, monthly, and yearly activities and events.” The Young Family shares similar passions and pastimes, all centering around an active lifestyle. Although the arrival and infancy of Duke has kept the Young family indoors throughout the spring and summer, they usually enjoy walking, swimming, and hiking as a family. Steve also enjoys weightlifting, basketball, and running. Karen said, “When we break away from our ordinary life, we
enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures. We traveled on a mission to Australia, and have gone
snorkeling in Mexico, swimming with sting rays in Grand Cayman, backpacking the Grand Canyon, and week-long cruises in the Caribbean.” A bit closer to home, the Young Family loves to attend Anthem events together, such as the Independence Day celebration in Anthem. When dining out, they
Cheesecake Factory, Roberto’s, and “pizza joints of all kinds,” according to Steve. The Young Family shares a passion for the community of Anthem, as well, and loves it “for everything that it was created to be.” Steve explains, “We want to be a part of the community and grow with it. Through my position, I look forward to shaping an overall environment conducive to the
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JAGUAR MARCHING BAND
The Jaguar Pride marching band has been
2010 performance was entitled “Heart, Mind,
jazzing up half-time performances
and Soul.” At the rate of which we practice,
for the past five years. Although a band of
we should do well in the state competition,
less than impressive quantity, with a mere
mentioned Junior Trumpeter Alex Maas, prior to
77 members, they in no way lack notable
the competition. I’m nervous, but more excited
quality. The ensemble’s silky smooth sound
than anything else. It should be a marvelous
and sophisticated arrangements have enabled
experience. Winners at the State Competition
them to qualify for the state competition
will get to participate in a national competition at
during the last several years. At press time,
University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
the band was preparing for the state’s most
prestigious challenge scheduled for November
Mr. Glenn Hart, a very highly-respected music
6th, when they were to compete against the
teacher, is in charge of the band’s direction this
best marchers Arizona has to offer. This year’s
season. Josh Beedle, a recent homecoming
king nominee, commands as Jaguar drum major. Josh’s high energy, charisma, and wide smile make him a truly entertaining spectacle for fans to witness. Aside from entertaining thousands of fans at home and away football games, the marching band participates in several of the school’s pep rallies, assemblies, community parades and anything that commands a melody. As in life, greatness isn’t given, it’s earned. Learning to march in unison with several peers,
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while carrying a tune simultaneously, is no easy task. It requires a tremendous amount of dedication. Practices take place three times a week and can range from one to four hours in length. On occasion, the group will even rehearse well before the first school bell rings. As one would expect, equipment and traveling expenses for 77 band members might run a bit high. In order to keep the band marching, a swap meet has been organized for November 21, 2010. The event is located in the parking lot of Boulder Creek High School. Participants are free to sell their new and used items. Vending spaces run $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two. All proceeds will directly fund the Jaguar Pride band and all of its needs throughout the year. To reserve a spot at the swap meet, and keep the soul of Boulder Creek in rhythm, contact Denise Gonzales at 602.245.0590.
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While the fall sports program continued into the playoffs, Boulder Creek High School students are eagerly
anticipating the upcoming winter sports schedule. Led by
the defending state champion boys basketball team, the
winter sports of boys and girls basketball, girls and boys
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soccer, and wrestling, often provide some of the most entertaining and enthralling contests. Coach Randy Walker returns for his third season as the head coach of the Boulder Creek High School boys basketball team. The team made a playoff run in Walker’s maiden
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season in 2008-09. He then took the Jags all of the way in
2009-10, capturing the basketball program’s first state title.
His “One Team. One Vision. One Goal” tagline is as direct
and focused as he and his young players. They are a hard-
working, disciplined team who are extremely well-coached.
Players buy into a system, and when they all perform their
individual responsibilities, there is little or no stopping them.
This year, Jag fans can look for big things from two
returning guards, Ryan Zettle and Weston Newell. They
can also look to sophomore sensation Josh Braun to add some inside offensive spark and defensive presence.
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The Lady Jags return just one starter, forward Brittany
workouts and we are excited to see her in action,” stated
Allen, for the 2010-11 season. The team, who were
sixth-year head coach Theresa Beall.
narrowly defeated by Kingman in the first round of last year’s playoffs, will be looking to some experienced
Other returning letter winners from a year ago include
players, and some new additions, as well as the strong
seniors Devyn Weber, and Ally Cissna, junior Maisy
wave of underclassmen that made up the undefeated JV
Munson, and sophomore Delaney Swader.
team from one year ago, to boost their stocks this season.
these players will fill critical roles as Coach Beall finds
what works on a somewhat inexperienced team, “We Coach Theresa Beall will look to Junior Kasey Winter,
lost four senior starters to graduation, so this year will
who started a few games last year, to take the role of
provide some bumps and bruises...but this group has the
point guard. But Winter can be certain that she will not
potential to be really, really special,” Beall exclaimed.
be alone, “It really will be ‘guard by committee’ this year as we will look to use our quickness and speed in the
The Lady Jags will be a young, energetic squad
transition game. We have greatly embraced Sam Young,
that brings passion to the floor night in and night out. If
a 6’3” sophomore center who recently moved to town
you have never been to a Lady Jags game, you do not
from Oregon. Sam looked really good in pre-season
know what you are missing.
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Coach Kory Gilliland returns to his second year as
team that we missed out on last year. In tandem with
the head wrestling coach excited at the challenge
the strong work ethic of Preston Andrews, this can
that he faces. While many of his athletes are still
be another very successful year for Boulder Creek
studying Coach Friedman’s playbook as a part of
Wrestling,” Gilliland remarked. “We hope to make
the BCHS football team who look set for a deep
each event an experience for the fan. We are hoping
playoff run, Gilliland has already started planning
to bring an exciting style of wrestling where fans can
out his season, “I predict that we will start out a little
enjoy the show,” the coach concluded.
slow. With a lot of our leaders playing football, we might not get them out onto the mat until December. But don’t worry, come February, this team will be a
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Boulton; as well as sophomore Kyle Fantin. Gilliland is optimistic heading into the season, hoping to continue the remarkable success of a very underrated Boulder Creek High School Sport Program. “I
think that having Mikey Contreras back as a full-time
captain this year brings a renewed energy to this
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CO MM UNITY SEXY & THE CITY FASHION SHOW A BIG SUCCESS A special event, “Sexy & The City Fashion Show” was held at the Anthem Country Club on October 22, 2010. The producer of the event, Maria Grimmelman, aided by the very capable people she gathered to assist her, pulled off this ambitious undertaking to resounding applause. Maria’s background as an experienced dancer, whose first loves were dance, choreography, costume design, and staging productions, was a distinct advantage in planning this elaborate and well-received event. “The fashion Show was a hit because the participants represented an overview of our Anthem Community,” Maria commented. “It was a celebration of life as a Community and our local businesses that embraced every generation that thrives here in Anthem.” “As the producer, I simply want to convey my immense appreciation for everyone including my helpers Lucy Graessle, Patricia Livingston, members of the Anthem Country Club Social committee, and Dr. Chen’s wife, Judy Chen,” added Maria. “They are among numerous people who participated in the vision of bringing everyone together. Anthem is enriched by everyone’s generous kindness as our community is complemented by the highly-valued contributions and awesome talent everyone donated.” In addition, Maria wants to express her appreciation to the following people who generously worked to make this such a successful event: “our very gracious Hosts Desi Howe and Wade Hughes; my awesome husband, Frank Grimmelmann, who graced the evening as the Master of Ceremonies; our special guests, Couture Designer Natalia Acosta and Ashley Lubich, Miss Teen Anthem.” Our Models: Barbara Shearer, Teresa Shearer, Laura Rogers, Josh Rogers and their three lovely children, Rhett (4 years), Rossilyn Lee (2 years), and Reese Caroline (7 months), Sam Crump, Doug DeMuth, Dr, Brian Dorfman, Al Lesyinski, Sarge Malki, Jared Michael Weiss, Greg Long, Jim Gloshen, Anthony Farubaccum Erin Doumert, Bobby Chada, Trent Traylor, April Traylor, Christy Tucker, Gary Gram, Gloria Schuler, Lorraine Cekoric, Janet McDowell, Carla Muk, Cindy Kozacek, Ora Fant, Joann Greekstein, Kathy Feola, Jamie Bradshaw. Karen Ekren, Donna Gloshen, Jennifer Dorfman, and Jeri. Vendors: Fresh Picked of Glendale, Karen Kane of Anthem Outlets, Natalia Acosta of Scottsdale, Calvin Klein, Havana Cigars, Designer Studio Boutique, Pari Boutique, Andrew Z’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, and JoS. A. Bank. Entertainers: The Cactus Kickers led by Joy Bower; Michael Somma’s Jazz & DJ Company; ballroom dancers Joan Kirsch and Charlie Tyrrell; singer and tennis pro Walter who sang with Michael Somma’s group. Stylists and Makeup Artists: Roland and Debra of True Colors, A Wild Hair Salon & Spa, Michael Alexander Salon, and Shalimar Salon & Spa; Fashion Stylist Eusabia Dominguez. Also, Realtor Linda Rewalt, Anthem Country Club Membership Director Lindsay Senger, Jesse Hirsch, Amanda McCabe, Destiny, Jesna Lubich, Shalimar Salon owner Shalimar, Manager of Karen Kane Lynn Dahill, Assistant Manager of Calvin Klein Amy, and all the wonderful people who worked behind the scenes, whose names I may not have mentioned, but please know how much I appreciated your cooperation and hard work.”
THE CAEPE SCHOOL’S GROWTH CONTINUES IN ALL AREAS Tamara Lee, Head of School of The Caepe School, announced the latest growth statistics after just three short years in operation. The growth and challenges have come at an equal pace, leaving both students and parents pleased. The Caepe School is in their third full year of operation and several areas have seen tremendous change. Not only has the school expanded to ninth grade, the technology continues to provide rigorous study opportunities for the students. In the first year, there was only one “Smart Board” (the web-capable white board) and now there are two Smart Boards, as well as a Mobil Tech Lab for seventh through ninth grade students. The ability to continue to adapt technologically allows the students additional resources to learn and grow as technically-savvy students. “The real-world technical applications continue to evolve and the school stays current in teaching these applications so that our students are up to date with as many resources available to them to prepare them for college and beyond,” stated Tamara Lee. As the student population grows, so does the need for additional space. When the school opened in 2008, there was 4,000 square feet of space to teach 54 students. Today there is more than 9,000 square feet for 85 students, encompassing not only kindergarten through eighth grade, but also ninth grade. While the physical expansion continues, so does the expansion of a talented faculty roster. “The school has hired several new teachers with amazing qualifications,” stated Tamara Lee. She went on to say, “We are pleased that our campus is growing, but we’re even more pleased with the quality of our faculty members. With these new teachers, our students have been able to witness phenomenal opportunities in different subject areas such as Western Civilization and Biology, which were always a part of the planned growth for The Caepe School.” Darren Lee, Dean of Students, added, “We are very proud of our latest addition of faculty members, which allows us to continue our planned growth while maintaining the School’s philosophy of developing total individuals and remaining consistent with our teacher/student ratios.” 623.551.7808 www.thecaepeschool.org
TEAM W.I.S.H. REACHES $1,000,000 Who knew in 2004, when four women decided to walk the first AZ 3-Day 60-mile walk and raise funds in order to participate, that seven years later the ‘team’ would raise over $1,000,000 benefiting Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure. No other Arizona-based team has ever accomplished this incredible goal and it is truly a reason for celebration. Over the past seven years, 239 women and men have joined Team W.I.S.H Arizona, from all over Arizona and other states, challenging team members to raise funds while walking and crewing for the AZ 3-Day. Team W.I.S.H. Arizona is so proud of what they have accomplished in the fight against breast cancer. “We want to personally thank everyone who has supported us since our inception and know that funds raised help in research, breast cancer screening, treatment, education programs, and breast cancer awareness” says Team Captain and Co-Founder, Linda Kacmarsky. For more information about Team W.I.S.H. Arizona or the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, contact Linda Kacmarsky. 623.640.8749
COMMU NI TY ANTHEM PREP RUNNERS EXCEL AT CHAMPIONSHIP MEET The Anthem Prep Middle School Cross-Country team had a great inaugural season under the coaching of Jonathan Roe and Michael Decoufle. The season ended with three runners placing in the top ten at the Great Heart Middle School League’s Championship Meet. For the girls, Brenna Pillsbury led the team with a time of 13:10 over the 1.8 mile course.
Roe was just four seconds behind. The boys were led by Dylan Averill who finished fourth overall with a time of 11:32, while Jared Timmerman also finished in the top ten with a time of 11:57. Anthem Prep is a new charter school that opened this fall in Anthem, and is part of the Great Hearts network of schools, offering a classical, liberal arts education. Great Hearts is known for its academic excellence but also provides great athletic options for its students. At the middle school level, Anthem Prep offers tackle football, volleyball, cross-country, track, basketball, baseball, and soccer. www.anthemprep.org
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Friday, November 26 • 6a.m. on “Main Street” The Norterra Survival Kit is filled with essentials to fuel your search for great holiday deals. (Limit one per person while supplies last.) • Map of discounts and deals. • Water and snack. • Norterra Gift Card in a denomination between $5 and $50. Plus, enjoy performances by Dicken’s Carolers from 10-Noon and 2:30-5p.m.
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Saturday, November 27 • 10a.m. - 2p.m. • Photos with Santa inside Elevate Coffee Co. • “Holidays from Around the World” show performed by Dicken’s Carolers from 11a.m. - Noon. • Free kids’ holiday craft, coffee, cookies and live holiday music. • Enter to win one of three $500 Norterra shopping sprees. Visit NorterraShopping.com for complete details on these and other events.
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ACNV NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Arts Council of the North Valley (ACNV), an organization committed to supporting the cultural and artist community of the region, announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director, Holly Matson. “We are very excited to have someone of Holly’s caliber coming on to lead our organization. Her wealth of community experience, track record of strategic leadership and commitment to development will be valued assets in our ongoing efforts to effectively achieve our mission. Holly has the competencies that will raise the bar for our organization in ways that will be beneficial to all of our membership,” said ACNV Board President Doug Clark. Matson brings to the Council a twenty-year background in executive level management, operations, project management, marketing and public relations. Her highly diversified career portfolio includes work with Constellation Wines US, Ste Michelle Wine Estates and ownership of Matson Solutions, a public relations and marketing firm. Most recently, she served as Regional Director of Consumer Operations for Ascentia Wine Estates. Her passion for non-profit development has been instrumental to organizations such as Children’s Hospital, Ryther Children’s Center, ACTS and the Arts Council of the North Valley. “We are confident that building upon our existing foundation, Holly will lead the organization through the challenges and opportunities facing us and take the organization to the next level,” said Donna Kublin, former executive director and past president. www.acnv.org
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After an unfortunate accident that saw the local establishment shut down for several months, Legends Bar and Grill will reopen in time for the business end of the Football Season. Whether you follow high-school, college, or the NFL, the folks at Legends are certain to deliver a healthy dose of great match-ups on their numerous big-screen televisions this season. And nothing goes with football like traditional bar fare; something Legends has been serving to the region since 2002. Take advantage of their lunch specials served 11:00AM to 2:00PM daily or their Happy Hour for the first six minutes of every hour. Legends is located at 3655 W. Anthem Way Suite D115 in the southeast corner of the Safeway Shopping Plaza in Anthem. 623.551.9525
WEEK OF WORKSHOPS SPONSORED BY STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER Two industry professionals will be in town the week of November 15th and will host several workshops right here in Anthem, AZ. Tiffany Green, is a Professional Movie and NYC Stage Actress, Director and Choreographer. She made her feature film debut in the movie Hairspray, and has gone on to choreograph the musical on stage. She really understands what it takes to be a Triple Threat!! So come and learn from the best in these singing, acting and dance workshops. Ron Hutchins is an Award Winning Choreographer and Director. Having performed, directed, and choreographed across the country, his critical success and awardwinning shows have become a ‘tour de force’ in American musical theatre. A wellrespected professional, Ron really knows what it takes to have a successful audition and land the role you’ve always wanted.
Monday November 15 Tiffany Green Dance with the Choreographer from HAIRSPRAY!! 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Children to Pre-teen) 7:00PM to 8:30PM (Teen to Adult) Tuesday November 16 Tiffany Green Singing in Character – Acting Out the Song 5:30PM to 7:00PM Tuesday November 16 Tiffany Green Acting for the Camera – Putting Yourself on Tape 7:30PM to 9:00PM Wednesday November 17 Ron Hutchins So You Think You Can’t Dance? Musical Theater Dance/Performance for Beginners/Intermediate
Sign up for any two classes for $40. This includes mix-and-match for families.
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Enrollment is limited to twenty-five people per class. To find out more about the
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workshops and to register, please visit the starlight website. www.StarlightCommunityTheater.org firstname.lastname@example.org
All You’ve Got To Do Is DANCE!! Musical Theater Dance/Performance for Intermediate/Advanced 7:30PM to 9:00PM
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Harper Physical Therapy Ty Harper 623-742-7338 Sleep Source Gerry Curtis 623-551-4553 State Farm Insurance Nanette McClelland-Miller 623-742-6866 Barro’s Pizza Anthem 623-551-2800
Anthem Subways Martin Strothman www.subwayanthem.com Anthem Mobil 1 Lube Express Mike & Cheryl Mielnicki 623-551-9670 Whitman & Jackson, CPAs Certified Public Accountant/ Financial Advisor 623-455-9630
Boates Law Firm, PLLC Craig Boates www.AnthemLaw.com 623-551-5457 Smart Financial Mortgage Eric Kilstrom 602-889-2200 Postnet Meena Pandya 623-551-1305 Business Network at Anthem www.bnaonline.com In & Out Magazine Nadine Shaalan 623-337-4497 Chris Prickett DL Jones & Asooc. www.mylittleanthem.com 623-297-2557
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OSR Physical Therapy Aaron Williams 623-551-9706
Judon’s Customer Painting Jimmie Judon 623-582-2814
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North Valley Rayne Mary Ann & Tom Derryberry 623-551-5952
Frankie & Lanie’s Barber and Stylist 623-551-1522 Hand & Stone Anthem David Mantione 623-551-6602 Wood Orthodontist Wyatt Wood 623-792-7323
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NOVEMBER 18 & 19 AUDITIONS FOR “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” Has anyone every told you that your child should be a comedian? Is your child interested in acting, but doesn’t want to sing or dance? Well, now is his or her opportunity to become a star! Starlight Community Theater is holding open auditions for children, ages seven to fourteen, to be in the youth comedy, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Lots of fun is in store when Peter, the mischievous tailor, comes up with his surefire get-rich-quick scheme to embarrass the vain Emperor and make off with a basket of gold. Hilarity ensues with this fun-filled youth adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale. Auditions will be held from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Bela Rosa Apartment Homes, 3825 W. Anthem Way, Apartment #1039. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a one- to two-minute monologue. Auditioners are also welcome to show off any other talent that they may have, such as: juggling, tumbling, unicycle riding, martial arts, magic, dancing (especially hip hop and break-dancing,) joke telling, etc. “The Emperor’s New Clothes” opens February 25, 2011, and runs for one weekend only at the Boulder Creek High School Mini Auditorium. 602.380.6331 www.starlightcommunitytheater.org
NOVEMBER 19, 20 & 21 GRACE NORTH CHURCH DEDICATION & GRAND OPENING OF NEW CAMPUS DeBartolo Architects designed a campus for Grace North Church based on the vision, mission and values of the church. The industrial and simple design offers a beauty that is pleasant to all who enter. From the large entry patio, two large lobbies, design for theatrical productions and open meeting spaces this new public space is a welcome addition to North Corridor. Grace North grand opening festivities are scheduled for the weekend of November 19-20. All are welcome! 4135 W. Opportunity Way Phoenix, Arizona 85086 www.GraceNorth.com for more details! Formal Dedication Service
Friday, November 19 @ 7PM
Grand Opening Services
Saturday, November 20 @ 7PM - aelife Youth and illuminate Adult/Family Services
Sunday, November 21 @ 9AM and 11AM - Family Services
Sunday, November 21 @ 1:30PM - Picnic @ Anthem Park
NOVEMBER 20 ANTHEM ART GALLERY The Anthem Art Gallery at the Caepe School invites all regional residents to attend a showing of featured artist Dawn Schiano Kirchner. Doors will open at 11:00AM and will remain open until 3:00PM. The Anthem Art Gallery is located at 42212 North 41st Drive,
Anthem. 623-551-7808 www.anthemartgallery.com
NOVEMBER 20 HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Approximately twenty vendors will be offering a wide array of beautiful hand-crafted items at a one-day Holiday Boutique. Items ranging from custom jewelry, to ornaments, purses, greeting cards, and holiday wreaths are but just a few of the truly unique offerings. The event is being held at the Koina Cafe at the Crossroads Church (42201 N. 41st Drive on the west side of Anthem, south of the Hampton Inn) on Saturday, November 20th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The event is sponsored by P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood - a philanthropic educational organization, which raises millions of dollars in scholarship funds for women throughout the United States and Canada. 623.551.6061 Lcybryn@sonic.net
NOVEMBER 20 LIGHTING OF AMERICA’S TALLEST CHRISTMAS TREE AT OUTLETS AT ANTHEM What is green, 110 feet tall, weighs 12 to 16 tons and travels more than 700 miles to Anthem every year? If you answered the Nation’s Tallest Christmas Tree, give yourself a pat on the back and reward yourself by coming to the lighting of the tree on November 20th. This year, Outlets at Anthem lights America’s tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree to officially signal the start of the holiday season. The white fir is decorated with 50,000 lights, more than 3,000 ornaments and a 3-foot-tall star. Santa Claus, along with local celebrities and other special guests, will lead the countdown and flip the switch to light the tree. From 5:00PM to 8:00PM, holiday-themed entertainment for the family will be held including Notre Dame Preparatory High School’s “Saints Alive” choir and local performing artist Rachael Calvis. Admission is Free to this annual must-see event. 623.465.9500 www.outletsanthem.com NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 20 KIWANIS & BCHS FREE CHILDREN’S HEALTH CLINIC The Kiwanis Anthem Young Professionals and Boulder Creek High School’s Key Club have joined forces to host a children’s health clinic at Gavilan Peak School on November 20, 2010 from 8:00am until 12:00 pm. The health clinic is a free service provided to children, 18 years and younger, who are residents of Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, and Tramanto. Anthem area medical providers will offer a variety of screenings and standard office-visit services to children free of charge. Services available on a first-come, first-serve basis include: dentistry, optometry, general medicine, physical therapy, and wellness checks. No appointments, insurance paperwork, or co-pays are required. Proof of residency will be required, such as a driver’s license, a utility bill, or a copy of a mortgage or lease. Also on hand, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office will be offering children’s fingerprinting for the national missing children’s registry; and the Daisy Mountain Fire Department will provide children’s safety checks and house-fire response information. Nicole Duquette, email@example.com; www.kiwanis.org
NOVEMBER 20-21 ADOBE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE CENTER OPEN HOUSE The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting a free, open house for the public at its wildlife rehabilitation and education center, Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center. From 10:00AM to 3:00PM, visitors will have the opportunity to see eagles, hawks, reptiles, and other animals, view educational displays, and meet wildlife experts. The Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, which primarily provides care and rehabilitation to injured wild animals, also has educational outreach programs that are attended by 100,000 Arizonans annually. The Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center is located north of Pinnacle Peak Road just west of I-17 in Phoenix. It is on the same property as the Adobe Mountain Juvenile Detention Center. Officers and volunteers will be giving directions for parking once at the facility. Admission and parking for the open house are free and food will be available for purchase. www.azgfd.gov/wildlifecenter.
EVENTS NOVEMBER 20-21 THE CIVIL WAR COMES ALIVE AT PIONEER Have you ever wondered what it was like to witness first-hand a battle of the Civil War? How loud were the cannon? What would it have been like to watch men fight each other over a patch of ground? What is a “Chevaux de Frise,” and why were artillerymen happy to have them? These questions and many more will be answered by Civil War re-enactors at the “Brawl in the Fall,” as they come to Pioneer Living History Museum (PLHM) from all over the southwest to participate in battles and skirmishes during the two-day event. The live battles will take place at PLHM on Nov. 20th and 21st by the Southwest Civil War Association (SWCWA). Pioneer Living History Museum is located off I-17 at Pioneer exit 225. It is just south of Daisy Mountain and north of Carefree Highway. PLHM is open daily, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Entrance fees are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students 6-18 years, $6.00 for seniors 60+. Children under 5 years of age are free. You can find more exciting Pioneer events and information at: www. pioneeraz.org, or call them at: 623.465.1052. For SWCWA information, go to www.swcwa.com, or call Joe Spikes at: 904.476.4263.
NOVEMBER 22 PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID SPINDEL’S PHOTOS APPEAR ON PBS IN FILM ABOUT JOHN LENNON The highlight of Anthem photographer David Spindel’s long career was
his opportunity to take photos of Beatles musician John Lennon. Twenty of David’s photographs are featured in a new film about Lennon’s last recording
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session of the Double Fantasy Album, which recently premiered in New York City at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall. David said of the event, “This past
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weekend was very exciting for me and a highlight of my career. Over twenty
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of my photographs of John Lennon were reproduced in a new John Lennon film, and were also used for publicity. What a thrill to see my images over 150x100 feet on the movie screen of Alice Tully Hall. The movie started out with my photographs for several minutes, then they were seen in several other portions of the film, and finally the last few minutes of the movie showed more of my photos. Seeing my name in the credits was the whipped cream on top of the cake.” PBS will air the film on November 22, 2010, which is also David & his wife, Barbara’s 46th anniversary, making it a very special day all around. In addition, a new book written by Ken Sharp entitled “Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy” has just been released. The book ‘provides an intimate collection of personal accounts and never-before-seen photographs behind the creating of the groundbreaking album, which forever changed the face of music, and proved to be John Lennon’s final work.’ In addition to images by renowned photographers Annie Leibovitz, Bob Gruen, and Kishin Shinoyama, there are the previously unseen photos taken by David and photographer Roger Farrington. Each photographer also contributed an essay sharing their experiences
Experience the wonder and joy of Christmas as the PMAZ Chorale and Orchestra present the four suites of Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas.” The Women's Chamber and Youth Choir will round out the program with holiday cheer. We are also offering family pricing so two adults and two children can enjoy the show for only $39. Tickets also available at Andrew Z, Deer Valley Credit Union & Anthem Community Center.
photographing John and Yoko during this time. David has also been invited to a book signing of “Starting Over” in December at Barnes & Noble. “My parents would have been very proud,” an elated David said.” “I still am having trouble believing this all happened. As I have been saying lately, it’s only taken me fifty years to be an overnight success!”
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NOVEMBER 22 & DECEMBER 5 AZ DANCE GROUP’S “A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS” AZDance Group, a professional contemporary touring dance company, presents “A Joyous Christmas” during the holiday season at two different locations. The performance showcases the company’s artistry and athletism, featuring a variety of new and memorable works set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Christmas Carols and other inspirational compositions. Special guest artist, Astrit Zejnati, Principal Dance of Ballet Arizona, along with the company’s professional dance roster and their most heartwarming Educational Outreach Program
November 22, 2010, 6:30PM
Movement E-Motion, a dance program for young adults with Down Syndrome,
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Autism and those with physical challenges, will delight audiences of all ages in this
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presentation of The Spirit of Christmas. Both concerts benefit the company’s growing
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professional dance roster, general production costs and their five (5) educational
*Tickets: $24 adults, $15 seniors/ students, $5 children under 12. www.themim.org MIM box office: 480.478.6000
outreach programs. AZDance Group is a non-profit 501c(3) organization under the artistic direction of Kenda Newbury.
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on phone only - must be purchased by November 15th, 2010.
18401 N. 32nd Street,
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*Tickets: $16 adults, $11 seniors/
students, $5 children under 12. www.paradisevalley/edu/cpa PVCC box office: 480.787.7738
NOVEMBER 25 TURKEY TROT On Thanksgiving morning, Four Peaks Racing is hosting the 8th Annual Anthem Turkey Trot starting at the Anthem Community Center. A 10km run, a 5km run/walk, and a kids dash are all on the event schedule this year. Prizes will be given to the top three males and females in each age category, as well as oldest participant, youngest participant, best Thanksgiving costume and furthest migrating participant. The race begins at 8:45AM and the award presentation is to take place at 10:15AM, meaning that you will have plenty of time to get home and ready for some football and dinner. “The Turkey Trot is a great event for people of all ages,” said Race Director Jeremy Graham. “Many people have family in town and the Turkey Trot has become as much a place to introduce friends to family as it is about racing. People get into the spirit of the day by dressing as turkeys and Pilgrims; we even had folks who made a replica Mayflower and carried it around the course. All-inall, the race is a lot of fun and is a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning. www.4peaksracing.com
DECEMBER 4 HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS! Girl Scout Troop 2422 is bringing a holiday extravaganza to the Safeway Shopping Plaza in Anthem. Mrs. Claus will be hosting a storytelling, providing hot chocolate and cookies to all of the attentive listeners. Following storytime is an opportunity to catch up with Santa in suite B-119, have your photo taken (bring your own camera) and let him know what is on your list. Other activities such as crafts, cake walks, tumbling with Funtastic Fitness, face painting, and Christmas music will follow. The event will run in two sessions, one beginning at 12:30PM, the other at 2:00PM. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank.
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DECEMBER 4 & 5 “MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS” ProMusica Arizona’s “Many Moods of Christmas” is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. More than 140 members of the PMAZ Chorale, Orchestra, The Women’s Chamber
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Choir and the new Youth Choir will join together to present the holiday music that has become synonymous with the festive season. The first half of the concert will feature the debut of the new PMAZ Youth Choir and the dulcet tones of the Women’s Chamber Choir
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singing favorite music of the season. After intermission, the entire PMAZ Chorale and Orchestra will perform the four suites of combined works by the world-renowned conductor and chorus master Robert Shaw in his “Many Moods of Christmas.” Concessions will be provided by North Valley GFWC. The concerts are Saturday night, December 4 at 7:30PM and Sunday matinee on December 5 at 4:00PM at Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center at 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086. Tickets are $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, and $15 Students. Family packages are also available at $39. Tickets are available at Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry and Deer Valley Credit Union in Anthem. They are also available online or by calling PMAZ. 623.465.4650 www.promusicaaz.org
DECEMBER 7 & 11 STORYTIME WITH SANTA Start writing your wish list for Santa so you can personally deliver it to him during Storytime with Santa. Santa will be at the Anthem Community Center on Tuesday evening, December 7th for cookies and milk and on the morning of Saturday, December 11th for muffins and juice. Santa will read a few Christmas Classics while you enjoy your snack. Also enjoy some special kids entertainment as Persephone performs. 623.879.3011
DECEMBER 11 9TH ANNUAL ANTHEM HOLIDAY CLASSIC Not too many events in Anthem can claim to have been held nine consecutive years; and surprisingly this event is one of the most grueling events one can endure. But when you consider the reward at the completion of this event, you get a sense as to why this event continues to be well supported. “Triathlons can be either competed or merely completed, and the sense of achievement when one crosses the line is inexplicable,” explains Race Director Jeremy Graham. If you are a hardened professional or a weekend warrior, the Anthem Holiday Classic, presented by Triple Sport, will provide a mix of fun and challenge. Participants will start out in the water, swimming 400meters at the Anthem Community Center Pool. Out of the water, they will jump onto the bike to complete a 20-kilometer course made up of three loops. Off of the bike, it is time to put on the running shoes and complete a 5-kilometer run to the finish line. And if you do not feel confident doing all three phases, put a team together and share the workload. The event is the last on the Arizona multi-sport calendar, and historically has a festive feel that culminates with a fun afternoon of music and awards. www.4peaksracing.com
DECEMBER 10 & 11 THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER On the Towne Community Theatre is excited to announce its first production with both adults and children! This non-musical is a hilarious Christmas tale adapted from the famous book of the same name. A couple struggles to put on a church Christmas pageant, but is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. There is lots of mayhem and fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head-on! Come on December 10th at 7:00PM, and December 11th at 2:00PM and 7:00PM, to Cross of Christ Church and watch your friends and neighbors in this show that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Tickets are available at the Anthem Community Center and cost only $5 for children, and $8 in advance, or $10 at the door for adults. 623.594.3832 OnTheTowne@cox.net
DECEMBER 10 -12 CAREFREE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL & ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE Who needs to be back East to enjoy snow? Twenty-five tons of real snow will magically transform the town of Carefree during this three-day event. The festival will also feature live music, dance and entertainment, an electric-light parade, fireworks, shopping, seasonal food and drink favorites, including hot chocolate, apple cider, and roasted chestnuts, and a visit from Santa! The festival is free and open to all who seek good holiday cheer! www.carefreechristmasfestival.com
There are cooler areas in the state such as Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon where you can revel in the magnificent show that Mother Nature produces every autumn.
WRITER PAULA THEOTOCATOS “WEST FORK TRAIL, OAK CREEK” BY BOB GOLEMBE
The dry desert state of Arizona
late as mid-November. The
is not what comes to mind
trees at the highest elevations
when thinking of the best places
begin the fall parade of color
to view the vibrant colors of
and the color slowly moves
autumn’s changing leaves.
down the mountainside into the
That’s because the process of
town of Flagstaff. The graceful
breaking down the chlorophyll
Aspens display leaves of amber,
in leaves, which is what gives
a nice contrast to their long
them their green color, requires
white trunks. Then, as the
cooler temperatures to produce
temperatures become colder at
the annual autumn show.
night, the color transformation
During spring and summer
moves to the brilliant reds of the
the leaves of deciduous trees
sumacs, the vivid fuchsias of
serve as factories where most
the maple trees, and the more
of the foods necessary for the
dignified palette of yellows and
tree’s growth are manufactured.
browns of the mighty oaks.
Chlorophyll absorbs its energy from the sun. In the fall,
The West Fork trail of Oak Creek
however, the changes of cooling
is considered by many to be one
temperatures and shorter hours
of the most beautiful hiking trails
of daylight cause the leaves to
in Arizona. Its exquisite beauty
stop their food-making process;
is especially magnificent in the
the green color disappears and
fall when the white/gold rock
the underlying yellow, orange,
walls of the canyon and the dark
and red colors now become
green pines form a nice contrast
visible. So, while the Sonoran
to the red fall foliage. The West
Desert in which we live will not
Fork is located entirely in the
produce this annual miracle,
Secret Mountain Red Rock
there are cooler areas in the
Wilderness, a heavily wooded
state such as Flagstaff, Sedona,
area. The first three miles of
and the Grand Canyon where
the trail are an easy walk for
you can revel in the magnificent
everyone, but the last eight miles
show that Mother Nature
are for the more experienced
produces every autumn.
hikers. Anthem resident, Bob Golembe, hiked there with a
The leaves start to change
friend at the end of October and
above Flagstaff as early as
took these fabulous photos.
mid-September and peak by
“West Fork is the most popular
the end of October, although
trail in the Coconino Forest,”
you can still see remnants of
Bob said. “When you walk
the red and orange leaves
beside the pleasant stream that
in the lower canyons of the
ripples along the canyon floor
Coconino National Forest as
and look up at the dizzying
“WEST FORK TRAIL, OAK CREEK” BY BOB GOLEMBE cliffs that tower above it, you can see why it’s such a great
8:30AM, Mesa artist Andrew Henry will offer a new walking
hiking trail. The changing colors of the leaves made it even
tour photo workshop. Henry says, “Zen photography is
more special. When we hiked there at the end of October,
about being centered and present in the moment. It is
the leaves were probably at the end of their peak, but it
more about your awareness of what is around you than
was still very colorful.”
the camera settings and dials of today’s technology. Don’t be fooled, I use a Canon camera, but I am guided beyond
Although it may be too late to view the fall foliage up north
the viewfinder of my lens to achieve spectacular autumn
in Sedona or Flagstaff, don’t despair. There is still time to
color results. You can too!” The fee to participate is $20 for
witness the beauty of the changing leaves at the Boyce
Arboretum annual members or $27.50 for non-members.
Thompson Arboretum. More than two miles of paths
To enroll in this class, call BTA staff at 520.689.2723.
meander past Pistachio trees, Pomegranate hedges, Combredum, and other beautiful species. Plan to visit
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located at Highway 60
their annual Fall Foliage Finale during the last two weeks
Milepost #223 near the historic copper mining town of
of November. The Arboretum boasts a grove of lovely
Superior, about one hour’s drive due east of Phoenix on the
Chinese pistachio trees, which begin to show their brilliant
Superstition Freeway. Adult Admission is $7.50 for adults,
shades of harvest gold, pumpkin orange and burgundy
$3 for ages 5 to 12; children under age five are admitted
red around mid-November, peaking around Thanksgiving
free. From September-through-April admission is taken
weekend and lasting until the first week of December. On
daily from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
Thanksgiving weekend, November 27 and 28, 2010, the Arboretum will also feature live music and events each day
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from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.
37615 U.S. Highway 60 Superior, AZ 85273
New this year is the “Zen of Fall Foliage” photo workshop
with Andrew Henry on Saturday, November 27. At
Recorded event information line: 520.689.2811
PISTACHIO TREES - COURTESY OF BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM For next yearâ€™s viewing of autumn leaves, following are several suggestions for places to go in September: Oak Creek Canyon is well-known for its spectacular scenery. Take Highway 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff to view the colorful rock formations and leaves. Hart Prairie is northwest of Flagstaff between Highway 180, the San Francisco Peaks/Snowbowl Road, and Forest Road 418. Follow Fort Valley Road/Highway 180 north approximately three miles past Snowbowl Road; turn right on FR 151and follow this road all the way north to the FR 418. Turn left for Highway 180 (about eight miles total), or turn west on FR 794 (halfway through) back toward Highway 180. The Mogollon Rim is one of the most impressive overlooks in Arizona. To experience its fantastic beauty, take Rim Road, FR 300 (General Crook Trail).
WILDLIFE RESCUE OPEN HOUSE
WRITER JEFFREY CODY
WHY A RESCUE?
COME TO THE OPEN HOUSE
Have you ever found an injured wild animal or bird?
The AMWC is having an OPEN HOUSE on
Did you know what to do? Who to call? Well, there
November 20th and 21st to showcase their
is a place nearby that was created especially to
programs and facility, which is located next to the
care for sick and injured native wildlife. That place
Adobe Mountain Juvenile Center off Pinnacle Peak
is the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center (AMWC).
Road at I-17(exit 217). The OPEN HOUSE will run
Founded in May 1983, the AMWC provides
from 10:00AM to 3:00PM each day.
rehabilitative care for more than 1,000 sick and
Meet a Bald Eagle; visit with a bobcat; or become
injured wildlife annually. They also offer wildlife
acquainted with Arizonaâ€™s state mammal, the Ringtail.
education to local schools and outreach to
Take time for a discussion with a Great Horned Owl
community groups. It works in cooperation with the
about the hardship of desert life. You can even drop
Arizona Game and Fish Department, which was the
in on a rattlesnake or Gila monster for instruction on
first government agency to include the component
desert camouflage. In fact there are more than 150
of wildlife rehabilitation into its program.
native critters currently in residence at the facility. Each has a story; each needs your support.
Come to the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center
one of the non-releasable animals that
Open House for this great opportunity to
reside at the Center. They become Adobe
learn about wildlife native to Arizona and
Mountain Wildlife Center Ambassadors and
other conservation-education programs the
are members of the AMWC’s out-reach
education program. Your participation in
THE EVENT WILL FEATURE:
this program allows you the opportunity to
Live wildlife education programs Casting lessons at the fishing activity
provide an Adobe Ambassador a healthy and purposeful life.
Hunter education program information
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Self-guided tours of the facility
The center is always looking for new faces
Raffle tickets and merchandise for sale
to join its volunteer team. If you have time
WHY YOU ARE NEEDED
to give, they are looking for volunteers 18
Boating law and safety information
From the beginning, the center’s mission has been carried out with a small budget from the state’s Heritage Fund. Only one paid Arizona Game and Fish employee, along with a staff of volunteers, treats and
years old and up. If you enjoy teaching, animal husbandry, maintenance, or office work, they have a spot for you. Come to the open house to tour the facility and to learn about what they do and how you can help.
cares for all of the animals that come to the
You can also become a Wildlife Center
facility. With the high number of animals
supporter by doing what you already do
needing care each year, the fund is quickly
each time you shop. Go to “I Give” at www.
exhausted. Your support through tax-
igive.com, and shop at more than 350 of
deductible donations is greatly appreciated
your favorite stores through the Internet;
by the animals passing through its doors
including Cabela’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Barnes
annually and, of course, by the humans who
and Noble, Bass Pro Shops, and many
seek their best interests.
By providing temporary and long-term
medical and rehabilitation services, your
donations help provide sick, injured, or
orphaned wildlife a second chance for
survival. You might even decide to sponsor
WRITER NIGEL SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHER MICHELE CELENTANO
ANDREW Z GIFT A DAY BE T W EE N T H A N K S G IV ING AND CHR IS TMA S
In 2009, Andrew Z of Andrew
paid the bill for the car behind
Z Fine Jewelry and Diamonds,
me. Thank you so much.”
and his wife, Beth, unveiled a plot that could only be found in
A few days later Andrew
Hollywood. The pair partnered in
and Beth were notified of
strategically placing a “gift a day”
another moment that had
within their community of Anthem,
touched their hearts: “We left
everyday between Thanksgiving
a package outside the Donut
and Christmas. Attached to the
store. A woman found it and
jewelry gift was a note, describing
upon opening it, she saw the
their well wishes to the finder, and
Mother and Child pendant that
if that finder were in a position
was in the package. Well, her
to forward their act of kindness,
best friend had just given birth to
they would be most appreciative.
a beautiful baby. You can guess
Their motivation was similar to
who she decided to give the
that of the character played by
Haley Joel Osment in the 2000 Warner Brothers film “Pay It
The final act of kindness that
Forward.” Little did they know
was performed was one from
that their own version of the
Andrew to the entire community
Hollywood film would play out in
of Anthem. A local television
their very own backyard.
news station became aware of the “Pay it Forward” story and
After placing the gifts at random
reported positively upon the local
locations, they began to receive
business community and the
messages from the ‘finders,’ who
generous reputation of the local
then found it in their hearts to
jeweler. Soon after the news
pass the kindness forward. One
article ran, a couple walked in
recipient wrote, “I was just having
to Andrew Z Fine Jewelry with
a difficult day, trying to pack for a
metal detectors, claiming that
move with my children; running all
they were ready to hunt for
around. I came to drop off some
the hidden diamond. Andrew
clothing donations at the Goodwill
explained the situation, and the
bins and I found your wonderful
couple just laughed it off and
package. It really brightened up
decided to spend the entire day
my day. On the way through
in Anthem, shopping for their
the McDonald’s drive-through,
Holiday gifts and enjoying the
I decided to pay it forward, so I
Take an additional
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PAY IT FORWARD “Beth and I are really excited
weekly events, a listing of local
about getting into the Holiday
happenings, access to contests
spirit again this year. We can’t
and discounts, you will also
wait to start leaving these little
receive the weekly clue as to
gift packages around town. It’s
where the gifts may be found,”
almost like the feeling we used
to experience when putting our children’s Christmas gifts
In addition to the daily hidden
under the tree. You know that
treasures, a final gift will be
good feeling you get when
presented to the winner of a
anticipating their smiles upon
drawing of those who registered
seeing their gifts?” Andrew shared.
for the newsletter online at www.imagesaz.com prior to
“Last year, many adults and even
school children were coming to the jewelry store, asking us where
Andrew and Beth hope that
the next gift might be put. Of
residents will enjoy participating
course we couldn’t tell them since
in their event as much as they
it was meant to be just a random,
enjoy putting it together. They
pay it forward, chance finding.
wish the treasure hunters the
This year, we have decided to
very best this year and hope to
give our treasure hunters some
hear more stories of fortunate
clues, to help them in their
finders being able to forward the
endeavor,” Beth offered.
fortune. They also wish to extend a happy and safe holiday season
“With the help of ImagesAZ, we
to all, and offer their store as a
hope to help those who wish
place to find the perfect gift this
to participate in this fantastic
Holiday ritual. By logging in to www.imagesaz.com and signing
up for the weekly newsletter, you
will not only receive an update of
W WW.IM A GE S A Z .C OM We at ImagesAZ are proud to partner with Andrew Z in his quest to “make the season bright.” In order to get his themed weekly clues, visit ImagesAZ’s new interactive website, the North Valley’s virtual playground (www.imagesaz.com), and subscribe to the weekly newsletter, a “must have” for those who want to have the hottest happenings in the area delivered right to their inbox! While you are there, check out the unique features that the site has to offer, including ...
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E V E N T S I N YO U R C O M M UNI TY Virtual sections such as Community, Inspiration, and Youth, which will allow you to follow your favorite stories, events, and promotions across the North Valley. Read updates on your favorite stories from past issues of the magazine, and enjoy in-depth, enhanced coverage of current events in our community. As a website regular, your experience may be enhanced by signing in through your Facebook account, which will allow you to send links to friends and family, tag people you know, and comment on articles and blogs. We can’t wait for you to “come and play on the North Valley’s new playground!”
WRITER JEFFREY CODY
GETTING TO KNOW OUTDOORS ARIZONA
AT CAVE CREEK REGIONAL PARK
This is the best time of year to get out-of-doors to enjoy the rewards of living in the Great State of Arizona, and what better place to do it than Cave Creek Regional Park? Several programs slated for Cave Creek Regional Park this fall will help you increase your knowledge and understanding of our desert world, whether young, old, newcomer, or native. Park personnel recommend visitors dress for outdoor activity with sturdy shoes, sun protection, and plenty of water. Check out their exciting programs. Cave Creek Regional Park is located north of Carefree Highway, 7 miles east of I-17 and 2 miles north on 32nd Street. Park admission is $6 per vehicle or $75 for a yearly, vehicle pass. Visit their website at: www.maricopa.gov/parks/cave_creek for more information.
“STARGAZING FOR EVERYONE” November 19, 7:30PM (Meet at the Ramada parking lot just east of the Nature Center) Tony and Carole La Conte are coming to Cave Creek Regional Park! The well-known professional stargazers will be here with their crew of amazing volunteers and telescopes set on various galaxies, planets, and stars of the evening sky. A presentation of basic astronomy will begin at 7:30PM, to be followed by multiple telescope viewing opportunities and stories from around the world about the treasures above us for the rest of the evening. This particular date coincides with the Leonids Meteor Shower! Bring lawn chairs or blankets for your comfort and binoculars or family telescope too! Special equipment is available for wheelchair access viewing. Please call the park to identify any special needs prior to attending a public program. ARACHNID APPETITES APPEASED! November 20, 10:00AM (Meet at the Nature Center) Stop by the Nature Center after your hike and see what you would eat if you were a scorpion or tarantula! Come learn about what makes arachnids so special, and possibly a little less fearful! THE “DESERT DRUGSTORE”MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE SONORAN DESERT November 20, 1:00PM (Meet at the Nature Center) Perhaps you’ve wondered “How on Earth did they do it?,” when you think about all the people who have lived in the Sonoran Desert long before cable television, air conditioning, paved roads, and of course, drive-through pharmacies! Local Herbalist Melanie Dunlap RMT/LMT, will be able to show you just how people have used, and continue to use, our native flora to heal. You will definitely go home with a new perspective for your landscaping! Along a one-mile hike, Melanie will show you how these amazing plants can
help with allergies, insect stings and more! Bring plenty of water, a notepad, and maybe a camera to help you record the wealth of knowledge she has in store for us! FULL MOON HIKE: CLAY MINE HIKE November 21, 5:00PM (Meet at the Nature Center) Venture out to the park and join Ranger Sarah on this easy two-mile hike to visit a piece of local Cave Creek entrepreneurial history. Come see what would’ve been labeled “the perfect mineral drink” in your 1940’s bathroom cabinet! No dogs on a night hike, please. BUT IT’S A “DRY HEAT” HIKE November 26, 10:00AM (Meet at Nature Center) You heard the phrase ever since you got to Arizona; perhaps you’ve said it yourself. What does it really mean to live in a desert? How do plants and animals survive? Join Ranger Sarah on a threemile exploration along the Overton Trail, and experience the sights and sounds of the diverse Sonoran Desert. TINY TUMBLEWEED TREKKING/ REPTILIAN RENDEZVOUS! November 27, 10:00AM (Meet at Nature Center) Tumbleweed Treks are geared for the youngest Valley hikers! Come to the Nature Center and learn about some of the reptiles that live here! After a short lesson indoors, hit the trail in search of wildlife clues! REPTILE FEEDING AT CAVE CREEK December 4, 10:00AM (At the Nature Center) Join the staff after your morning hike and see how our cold-blooded residents eat their monthly meals! Frozen rodent entrees will be served to the critters. Come learn about the important roles these creatures play in our dynamic food web.
WRITER SUSAN KERN-FLEISCHER
“A MINER’S DINNER” FUNDRAISER INAUGURAL “A MINER’S DINNER” FUND-RAISER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 FROM 6:00PM TO 8:00PM More than a year ago, Cave Creek Museum volunteers
Museum’s executive director. “We’re extremely proud of
began the process of moving Cave Creek’s original
our Stamp Mill Dream Team, which is led by our board
10-stamp mill and its associated parts from the
member Al Zeman and Charlie Connell of the Phoenix
Golden Reef Mine site on Continental Mountain to the
Mining Museum. Both are equally passionate about
Museum. Since then, volunteers have logged nearly
seeing the stamp mill restored and they have gone above
1,000 hours cleaning, fixing, and hauling more than
and beyond to make this dream a reality. If all goes well,
80,000 pounds of iron pieces on Museum property as
the historic stamp mill will be completely restored in two
they work to restore and rebuild the historic stamp mill
years, standing 20 feet tall near Skyline Drive.”
that is believed to date back to 1880.
Johnson said while some museums house stamp
Now, the Museum is hosting its inaugural “A Miner’s
mills, typically they are from another location. “We are
Dinner” fund-raiser from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday,
thrilled to have the original stamp mill from our own
November 16 with the goal of showcasing the work
Cave Creek mining district, which stretched as far west
accomplished thus far and raising much needed funds
to 1-17 and included Cave Creek, Carefree, and North
to complete the work.
Scottsdale,” she said.
“The sheer massiveness of this project has been
Guests to “A Miner’s Dinner” will be transported back
unbelievable,” said Evelyn Johnson, Cave Creek
in time as they view the Stamp Mill primary crusher
in action and see firsthand the restoration progress. Dinner will be patterned after that of a traditional miner’s fare, with authentic and hearty “pasties” from the Cornish Pasty Company. Guests can also bid on silent and live auction items. Tickets cost $40 per person and reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or ordered by phone with credit card and held for pick up. Large and heavy stamp mills were used in the late 1800s and through the 1920s to crush hard rock ore so that the gold could be separated and saved. “At one time, many such mills were reported to exist in the Cave Creek Mining District,” Johnson said. “There is some indication that the Golden Reef stamp mill may been used as late as the 1940s. Wood provided the fuel to run the steam engines needed for power, which is why there are not many old-growth mesquite trees in Cave Creek.” The Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill was declared to be an Arizona State Historic Property by Arizona State Parks in 1986. Museum guests may view it along with several outside exhibits, including ranch implements and large tools, a gazebo, the first church of Cave Creek, and the last known original Tubercular Cabin in Arizona, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Located at 6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers, and pioneers. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00PM to 4:30PM, and Friday from 10:00AM to 4:30PM. Entrance fees are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and $2 for students. Children 12 and under are free. www.cavecreekmuseum.org 480.488.2764
WRITER DONNA KUBLIN
JUDY BRUCE OF CAVE CREEK RECEIVED THE IMAGINE AWARD Judy Bruce of Cave Creek received the Imagine Award
For thirty-five years, Judy worked in elementary
at the Arts Council of the North Valley (ACNV)’s fifth
and junior high arts, making a difference in the lives
annual meeting on October 28, 2010 at the Anthem Art
of hundreds of children in Skokie, Illinois. After
Gallery located in the Caepe School.
retirement and with her move to Cave Creek, she
began painting full-time in her studio on Galloway
“The Imagine Award is given each year to an
Wash. Her abstract figurative paintings and mono
individual who has provided support, leadership and
prints are colorful and evocative; exploring what it is
vision, has helped advance the arts in the North Valley
like to be female.
and has embraced the values on which the ACNV
was founded,” said Doug Clark, ACNV president.
Judy’s love of art and fervent interest in making
“Judy Bruce has done all of that and more.”
it available to young people, prompted her to initiate many programs focused on doing just that.
Painter Judy Bruce has spent her life as an artist,
Working with the Sonoran Arts League (SAL), for
educator, and since her move to Cave Creek in 2001,
seven years, Judy has co-chaired the Student Art
someone who has advanced the arts in the community.
Incentive Program. At the end of each academic
Art changes lives! The other day in Yoga, our instructor insisted that we were put on the earth to bring joy. I thought, that’s pretty ‘woo woo’, but then it hit
me that JOY is exactly what the arts bring to all of our lives, whether we’re blissfully working in our studio, teaching art, making a difference, or as art patrons
and arts lovers. I urge you all to volunteer for the arts, do more art, buy more art, and see more art. Bring more joy into the world! Judy Bruce
year, one hundred incentive bags are
Understanding the importance of the
Cave Creek Area. As an artist and as an
awarded to students in grades K to 12 who
interdisciplinary nature of all art, Judy was
ambassador for the arts, Judy has been
are nominated by their teachers. The bags
one of the founders of the Cave Creek Film
instrumental in effecting the mission of the
contain age-appropriate art supplies and art
and Arts Festival. This statewide competition
Arts Council of the North Valley, which is
appreciation books in recognition of student
was a first for Arizona and possibly the
‘to provide leadership in support of artistic
achievements in the arts.
country. She also founded and was the chair
excellence, understanding and education
for the Visual Arts Category in 2007.
of the arts, and to nurture the cultural life
To keep students working in the arts through
and vitality of our community.’ On behalf of
the summer break, Judy conceived of and
Judy served as president of the Cave Creek
the Town of Cave Creek, I enthusiastically
directed the SAL’s Summer Art Studio for
Film and Arts Festival in 2008, 2009, and
support granting the Imagine Award to Judy
three years. She found thirty volunteer art
2010, and under her leadership it was
Bruce and wish her continued successes.”
teachers, arranged for classroom space,
expanded to include dance, song, and
and enabled hundreds of students to
Judy did this all as a volunteer, and her
experience the joy of sculpting, painting,
tireless efforts have made a difference in
drawing, and more. She facilitated
In January, she will be presenting the
the lives of hundreds of people. You can
scholarships from Kiwanis for students to
winners of the 2010 Visual Artists and
learn more about Judy at judybruceart.com,
attend the program. She mentors students
Photographers in an exhibition at the Desert
480.437.9995. Her work can be seen at
in the Summer Art Studio by having
Studio Number 12 in the “Hidden in the Hills
critiques and art sessions in her studio.
Studio Tour” in November. Usama Abujbarah, Town Manager, Cave
She initiated and ran an “Art Stuff Sale” to
Creek, described her thusly: “Judy Bruce
benefit the YouthArt programs of the SAL for
has been instrumental in advancing interest,
participation, and support for the arts in the
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The business community is preparing to recognize the efforts of one of their own at the anticipated announcement of the Anthem Small Business Person of the Year Award. The list of previous recipients including Franco Mangieri, the inaugural winner, through to last year’s winner Barry Gregory, demonstrates the quality of business owners that the Chamber is proud to have as members. This year’s nominees again show the rich talent and exemplary business acumen of Chamber members and how much they give to the community. The Chamber of Commerce at Anthem is proud to announce the following members as this year’s nominees.
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
7th Annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards Celebration Sponsored by Anthem Golf & Country Club Wednesday, December 1 from 5:30 - 7:30PM Anthem Golf & Country Club, Ironwood Grill 41551 N. Anthem Hills Drive Anthem, AZ 85086 BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST Thursday, December 9, 7 - 8:15AM Michelle Bolton, VP Public Affairs for Greater Phoenix Chamber Hampton Inn, Anthem Commerce Park
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John Hasslacher of Hasslacher Tax and Financial has been a pillar in the business community, and member of the Chamber of Commerce in Anthem for several years. John has always been a strong supporter of the Chamber and has recruited many new members over the years. John has generously offered his tax help and accounting services to numerous nonprofit organizations within the community, most notably Pioneer Village and We Care. John and his wife, Fran, have also been extensively involved with Boulder Creek High School. This is the third time that John has been nominated for the award, a testament to his consistent service to the local community.
Andrew Zychowski of Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is also a multiple-time nominee. Andrew is a hard-working business owner, who somehow finds time to be involved in so many goodwill promotions and events. He is a major contributor to the arts in the region, supporting the Arts Council of the North Valley, as well as several other small artistic groups. Andrew’s greatest gift is that of generosity. His “Gift a Day” promotion that runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas is just one example of Andrew ‘paying it forward’ within the community. When Andrew ran this contest in 2009, not only did he give away gifts, he also brought awareness to the Anthem Business Community when local news stations picked up the story.
Wyatt strongly supports kids in the areas of education and athletics. He is a major sponsor of almost every school in the region, and gets behind the local sporting teams at every opportunity. He even unveils his tennis racquet every once in a while to help local young athletes with their tennis games. Wyatt is an all-around great guy and well-deserved nominee for the award.
Eric Nichols of Daisy Mountain Air Conditioning is another deserving nominee for this yearâ€™s award. Nichols, who started his business in Anthem ten years ago, has built a reputation of excellence and trust through fine attention to detail and offering each and every customer the very best level of service. In the early days of his business, a midnight phone call on a July night from a customer meant getting out of bed and going to make it right. It was from this platform, that Eric built a trusted clientele of customers and extensively trained his team of technicians. Within the community, Eric is a major supporter of the local schools and sports scene. He has generously donated major prizes to several events, helping raise thousands of dollars toward local charities.
Wyatt Wood of Wood Orthodontics has been nominated for the first time. The gentle orthodontist, who performs a less than pleasant service for many of the youth in the region, somehow manages to make even the toughest of teenagers end up happy with their braces. On top of providing incredible service to his clients,
Jammie Shaughnessy of North Valley Family Dentistry is the fifth and final nominee. Jammie has fought more than her fair share of battles in the past year to keep her business moving forward. She was diagnosed with cancer, and between surgeries and chemotherapy, Jammie used her new perspective on life to grow her business and contribute further to her community. Realizing the stress and financial strain that cancer places on a family, Jammie has opened her practice doors several times to families fighting terminal illnesses. She also reciprocated the kindnesses that were extended to her when she was ill, by helping prepare meals for families who have a loved one battling cancer. Jammie is everything that this award embodies and more. The winner of this yearâ€™s award will be announced December 1st at the Holiday Reception hosted at the Anthem Country Club.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
WRITER STEPHANIE MAHER PALENQUE
The Jewish Community is heading into Chanukah, their
the lighting of the menorah: a single flame on the first night,
eight-day festival of lights that begins on Wednesday,
two on the second evening, and so on till the eighth night of
December 1st this year, when they will light the first
the festival, when all eight lights are kindled.
Chanukah candle. They will light an additional candle every night for the next eight nights. The holiday finishes
Also part of the festival are customs such as reciting
on Thursday evening, December 9th.
prayer to offer praise and thanksgiving to G-d for “delivering the strong into the hands of the weak, the
Chanukah celebrates the triumph of light over darkness,
many into the hands of the few ...the wicked into the
of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality.
hands of the righteous.” Eating foods fried in oil is also
The festival started more than twenty-one centuries ago
an important part of the tradition. Potato latkes (potato
when the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-
pancakes) and “sufganiot” (doughnuts) are a few of these
Greeks), who sought to forcefully Hellenize the people
foods. The faithful play with dreidels (a spinning top on
of Israel. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews
which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel,
defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove
hei, and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham,
the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in
“a great miracle happened there,” and give children
Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G-d. When
Chanukah gelt, gifts of money to children.
they sought to light the Temple’s menorah, they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination
There are many wonderful ways to celebrate Chanukah
by the Greeks; miraculously, the one-day supply burned
in the community this season. Just a few of these are
for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under the
listed below. No matter what way you and your loved ones
condition of ritual purity.
choose to celebrate the holiday we hope you find ways that
The festival of Chanukah is intended to commemorate and publicize these miracles. The central part of the festival is
will be meaningful and special to you. Chag Sameach!
CHANUKAH GIFTS * Chanukah Gift Shop and Judaica Store: Chanukah Wonderland will open from Tuesday, November 16th through December 1st, by appointment only. Come in to purchase your Chanukah items, such as candles, menorahs, dreidels, and more. Located at the Chabad Jewish Center, 42302 N. Vision Way, Suite 109, Anthem; 623.349.1770; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANUKAH HAPPENINGS * Lighting of Anthem’s tallest Menorah at the Outlets at Anthem. There will be crafts for the kids, latkes, and more! Sunday, December 5 (near Ann Taylor) at 5:00PM * Chanukah the Festival of Lights Celebration, Sponsored by the North Valley Jewish Community Association: Cocktail Reception with Cash Bar, Service, and Buffet Dinner. Sunday, December 5th at 5:00PM; $25 per person, age 11 and over, $13 per person ages 3 to 10. If you are an Anthem Country Club member, you may call the club at 623.742.6222 to make your reservation. For non-Country Club members, please call Amy Gilner at 623.374.2521 or email her at email@example.com. *Chabad Women’s Circle: The Miracle of Oil: Hear about the Chanukah miracle, create your own exotic blend of herb-scented oil, and enjoy latkes, donuts, and a gift-swap. Sunday, November 21st at 7:00PM. Suggested donation $8 per person. Located at the Chabad Jewish Center, 42302 N. Vision Way, Suite 109, Anthem; 623.349.1770; email firstname.lastname@example.org. * Children’s Book and Craft Club: A fun way to introduce your young child to Judaism. A Jewish children’s Chanukah book will be read aloud, and the children will work on a fun Chanukah project. Join in the spirit and get your child excited about Chanukah! Four Tuesdays in November (9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th) from 4:00 to 5:00PM. The cost is $5 per child, per session. Snacks will be served. Located at the Chabad Jewish Center, 42302 N. Vision Way, Suite 109, Anthem; 623.349.1770; email email@example.com.
A TASTE OF CHANUKAH * Chanukah Shabbat Dinner: Join together with other families for an enjoyable and educational Chanukah Shabbat experience and dinner. Friday, December 3, 6:00PM. For location and to RSVP, please call Rivky at 623.349.1770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER STEPHANIE MAHER PALENQUE
IGNITE ANTHEM Do you have an ingenious idea that you are just dying to
share? Do you have a unique viewpoint on an issue that
new DIY. Presenters include artists, thinkers, technologists, and personalities.
will enlighten others? Are you anxious to be inspired, but are waiting for the right idea to come along? “Ignite Anthem”
All talks will be streamed over the Internet, and will also be
may be the venue you have been waiting for.
posted on the IgniteAnthem channel on YouTube. So, if your idea is just begging for some public recognition, there is still
Anthem is the newest community to host the “Ignite” series,
time left to enter your name and idea for consideration as
a global movement with presentations in cities including
one of the presentations for that evening. The event, which
New York, Seattle, Chicago, Paris, Sydney and Dubai. In
will take place at Fellowship Center (39905 N. Gavilan
fact, more than 100 cities have taken part in this inspirational
Peak Parkway, Anthem) will take place on Thursday,
program, and now it is Anthem’s turn!
December 2nd at 7PM. Drinks and connection time begins at 6PM. Tickets are free for this inaugural event, and can be
The motto is: “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” Think of it as
obtained by emailing email@example.com or by calling
speed-dating – for ideas. A wide range of local presenters
-- eighteen, to be exact -- will give five-minute presentations along the lines of community, collaboration, and creativity.
According to Ted Baird, an organizer of the event, “Ignite
Each of the local presenters will be able to use twenty slides
Anthem is an idea factory allowing creative and energetic
during the talk, and those slides will advance automatically
people to connect in a collaborative environment.” The
every 15 seconds, which keeps the pace moving quickly
evening is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with
and evenly throughout the evening. Like speed dating, if an
intelligent, inspirational people in your own community. Are
idea does not pique your interest, or tap into your creativity,
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TREKKING THE GO JOHN TRAIL WITH WALKING POLES It was a morning of firsts for me. My wife had purchased a pair of walking poles awhile back; and I kept looking at them, still in the package, every time I pulled my hiking gear from the closet. I had read a couple of reviews and felt the pros of using them were sufficient to warrant a test run, or hike. After asking and receiving permission, I threw the poles into my van and headed out for a new trail and a new hiking experience. The trail I picked for my trial was the Go John Trail at Cave Creek Regional Park, located on 32nd Street, eight miles east of I-17, just north of Carefree Highway. I got a late start, arriving just before 8:00AM at the trailhead. The morning air was invigorating at a brisk 61 degrees. I unpackaged the poles, finding an instructional Nordic Walking DVD attached! Oh well, I would just use the trial-and-error method the first time. After removing the street-walking tips and learning how to adjust the length, I was ready for the trail.
The Go John Trail is a loop that provides two options at the trailhead. One takes you on a steep ascent up a series of switchbacks to the north; the other heads east on a level to gradual incline. My choice of the eastern route was determined by my need to get acquainted with the walking poles before attempting steep grades. I first adjusted the poles to a chest-level height, similar to the
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walking staff I usually use. As the trail began a gradual ascent, I found myself bumping the poles as I tried to bring them forward. Finally, I stopped and brought the hand grips down to a level with my elbows. This seemed to work well as I continued my gradual ascent. The eastern leg of the Go John Trail
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prickly-pear, and red-barrel cactus. I moved from sunlight to shade and back as I passed rocky outcroppings. My poles made light work of the gradual incline, and I found my rhythm as I alternated right pole to left foot
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and left pole to right foot. Somehow my breathing seemed less labored than usual, and I reached the top feeling invigorated. What a view as I crested and began my long, moderately-level trek across to the northwest. This is one of those sections of the Go John Trail that give you the impression that you are alone in the wilderness.
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On the level terrain, the poles are more an option. The upper-body workout is no doubt good, but there seems to be no advantage for the hike. As the trail turned due west, it became more challenging. The back country of the Go John is a single-file trail with little to no improvements. It climbs steeply in places and just as precipitously descends into rocky
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washes. The poles really began proving their worth on this segment of the trail! Their major
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The Go John Trail was providing an eclectic mix of hiking experiences: gorgeous back-country views; steep ascents and descents; up-close and personal experiences with nature (birds, lizards, insects, and flora of all kinds); glimpses of isolated homes and Valley communities; and the trail itself ranged from well-manicured walkways to overgrown, rocky tracks. My walking poles were proving worth their weight, especially on the steep grades.
contribution was in the area of balance. Shifting rocks
A note on the negative side for using poles: it is most
and one- to two-foot drop-offs were executed with relative
awkward when you want to take a quick picture or make
ease. Going up, you could use them to literally vault to
notes. It also creates a new rule of trail etiquette. Those
the next level. Going down, the well planted poles allowed
with poles should graciously step aside to make room
for a confident down-hill hop to the next stage. My knees
for fellow hikers. The poles do take up more trail space
and could easily trip others as they pass. As a hiker, I
am more than happy to stand and take in the scenery, The Go John Trail was providing an eclectic mix of hiking
sip from my water bottle, and reflect on the wonder of
experiences: gorgeous back-country views; steep ascents
my natural surroundings. This is my time out. I refuse to
and descents; up-close and personal experiences with
be rushed. Let others pass if they are in a hurry. Those
nature (birds, lizards, insects, and flora of all kinds);
approaching are likewise free to move past me, but are
glimpses of isolated homes and Valley communities; and
required to exchange a greeting as a password.
the trail itself ranged from well-manicured walkways to overgrown, rocky tracks. My walking poles were proving
I ended my trek at the steep series of switchbacks that
worth their weight, especially on the steep grades.
descend to the Go John Trailhead and parking lot. It had taken me two hours and fifty minutes to casually hike
I was not alone on this beautiful, Saturday morning. I
the entire 5.8-mile loop. I was thoroughly sold on the
passed dozens of fellow hikers, many sporting hiking
hiking poles and couldn’t wait to get home and watch the
poles of their own. Most passed, returning my greeting
DVD, just to see if I had used them correctly. I have no
and expressing a joy similar to my own: “What a beautiful
doubt that I will return to hike this trail again and again.
day,” “Lovely,” and “Good Morning” greeted me at most
As noted, it offers a variety of vistas and terrain to keep
encounters. Few were willing to take longer for small
even the most veteran trekker engaged, yet anyone in
talk. The objective was the enjoyment of nature for
moderately good shape can execute the entire trail, given
most, although a few seemed to be engaged in a fitness
enough water, snacks, and sturdy boots. Some people
endeavor. It is best to step aside, especially if you are the
hike in tennis shoes, but I wager their feet aren’t as happy
as mine when the hike is finished. Poles are not required, but they are well worth the investment in my book.
THERE’S ART IN THEM THAR HILLS! WRITER DONNA KUBLIN
Hidden in the Hills, Arizona’s largest artist studio
You can meet the artists, learn about their work, ask
tour, is taking place during the last two weekends
them questions, and if something appeals, purchase
of November. The free, self-guided tour features
directly from them. Maps can be downloaded from
professional artists who create paintings, sculpture,
www.hiddeninthehills.org. With map in hand, you
jewelry, wearable art, functional and decorative
can make it into a treasure hunt for just the right
glass, pottery, mosaics and more.
piece of art, inspiration, or information.
Located in the Cave Creek, Carefree, and North
I learned about the tour when I first moved to
Scottsdale area, the forty-five (45) studios include
Arizona eight years ago. Not knowing quite what
146 artists and are open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
to expect, and driving without benefit of a GPS, my
Friday through Sunday, November 19, 20, 21 and
friend and I took our trusty map and headed out to
November 26, 27 and 28.
This year marks the
find the studios. We hadn’t expected Hidden in the
14th annual studio tour run by the Sonoran Arts
Hills to be literal. Many of the studios were tucked
League (SAL). Based in Cave Creek, Arizona,
away on dirt roads, so for us city folks, it became
the Sonoran Arts League promotes art, artists
an adventure. We followed the map and the bright
and art education. The non-profit organization’s
yellow signs and did just fine. The first day we visited
400+ members actively participate in community
four studios and discovered that we wanted to see
outreach programs, including mentoring programs,
more. Over the years, I have seen them all and have
workshops, fundraisers and other activities such as
gone back several times to my favorites.
the Empty Bowls Project, the Festival of Fine Art, and the Small Works Exhibit and Sale.
Sonoran Arts League 14th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour < Beth Hyatt-Rapp Exhibiting at Studio 41
Sonoran Arts League 14th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour < Beth Hyatt-Rapp Exhibiting at Studio 41
In addition to finding great gifts and wonderful art for my home, what I loved most about the tour was the opportunity to see the actual studios and meet the artists. Talented and willing to share their stories and educate visitors about their art, the artists are amazing. I’ve been on studio tours in other states and by far, the artists on this tour are the most welcoming, and the quality and variety of their art is first-rate. Each year an artist’s work is selected for the cover of the tour’s directory. The 2010 Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour Directory cover artist is Anthem resident, Beth Hyatt-Rapp.
Hyatt-Rapp paints large-scale
portraits of animals and people.
cover piece, titled “Inquisitive Bobcat,” she said, “it is a young cat just starting out in this world full of questions and wonder. If you look very close into the painting you will see a reflection in his eyes of what he is looking at.” Hyatt-Rapp is interested in expressions. “I enjoy watching people and animals, their actions and reactions to the environment around them. I want to
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seek and capture their emotion, looking into the eyes. What are they thinking? What do they want? What is their character? Even though the animals can’t talk, I want to convey what the animals are saying because they do speak a very loud universal language. I find as much emotion in my animal portraits as I do in my human faces.”
Moving to Arizona from Chicago, she describes it as having been a fabulous journey of discovery. “I’ve found the artist community here in Arizona to have some of the most giving and gracious individuals. I’m constantly learning and enjoying all their wonderful talents and personalities,” said Hyatt-Rapp. You can see more of her paintings at the Twisted Fire Studio, Studio 41 on the tour map. Expect to see fun and innovative ceramics and colorful acrylic paintings by Judy Darbyshire at Studio 6 on the tour. A long-time Cave Creek artist, Darbyshire still creates paintings reminiscent of her
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1970‘s illustrating career, but her passion is pottery. Her work incorporates design and innovation along with craft and technique, which often reflects a huge interest in Southwest archaeology. “The unspoiled beauty of the Southwest back-country is a continuing inspiration,” she said. Darbyshire has been a major contributor to developing the visual arts in the area. She was instrumental in starting the Sonoran Arts League and in organizing the first studio tour.
She also contributes to the
town in many ways. When the SAL was asked by the county parks department to design a mural for a rather ugly trailer at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Darbyshire did the design.
She and fellow
artist Sue Mueller, drew her design on the trailer, and the group mural project was completed by Judy and other SAL members.
Sonoran Arts League 14th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour Judy Darbyshire > Exhibiting at Studio 6
Sonoran Arts League 14th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour < Pat and Mike Markham Exhibiting at Studio 12
She did the first poster for the Cave Creek Film and Art Festival and, for the last two years, all the medallions for the Cave Creek Bicycle Festival. Darbyshire has become an unofficial town artist and her designs are sought after for many and varied projects. You can see more of her ceramics and paintings at her Studio 6 on the tour map. There are several people who create their art together; collaborative work that combines the best that both artists have to offer. Husband and wife team, Pat
and Mike Markham have worked together for forty-
two years to create three-dimensional designs. Pat’s specialty is ceramics and Mike’s is wood, ceramic, metal, and stone. The Markhams do the design together and begin the building process. Pat does most of the clay and then they add the glazes by dipping (Pat’s specialty) or spraying (Mike’s specialty). Mike then fashions wood, metal, or stone to complete the design. “We have always worked well together, though at times working in the same small space can get hectic,” said Mike, “Some of our pieces are nine feet tall!” Pat’s skills at the potter’s wheel become her voice; the home and garden become her inspiration; and beauty her motivation.
The end result includes
functional dinnerware and bowls.
described as minimal in design and architectural in form. It is through the manipulation of natural materials such as wood, metal, stone, and clay that he is able to express his visions of aesthetic ideals. He has become known for his unique airbrush techniques and finishes, as well as his creation of functional, sculptural, and architectural forms. You can see more of the Markhams’ work at Judy Bruce Studio, Studio 12 on the tour map. The team of two photographers, Gil Gustavsen and Cheryl Stapleton, joined forces in 2005, forming the
Mike’s multi-media functional sculptures have been
Gustavsen-Stapleton Studios in New River. Their collaborative efforts are a result of a combined seventy-five years of experience behind the lens. They have produced a collection of photographs that span myriad subjects, providing design relevance for Contemporary and Southwest interiors. Their images of sweeping landscapes define a sense of place, while wild and studio botanicals recall timeless elegance. Their extensive photography of prehistoric ruins is exceptional, as they have become experts about Hohokam and Anasazi ruins in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. You can see more of Gustavsen-Stapleton’s work at Carefree Gourd Gallery, Studio 22 on the tour map.
Sonoran Arts League 14 Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour th
Gustavsen-Stapleton > Exhibiting at Studio 22
Sonoran Arts League 14th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour
Sonoran Arts League 14th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour
Karen Leeds working on silk Exhibiting at Studio 26
Pat Cain “Taos VIII” > Exhibiting at Studio 17
Painter Pat Cain creates abstract/non-objective paintings and collages using oil, acrylic, watercolor, watercolor crayons, and organic materials. Her landscapes of lakes, fields, farms, orchards, vineyards, mountains, and deserts, and her figures are “impressions” of Michigan and Arizona places and people she has experienced. An abstract was selected for the HITH’s directory cover last year. Asked about her current work, Cain explains, “It was my good fortune to have the opportunity to attend the Intensive Study Seminar in Taos, New Mexico last spring, where five nationally-acclaimed artist/instructors shared their knowledge with painters from all over the world for eight days. My intent was to paint more honestly and expressively in a way that is authentically me. I completed eleven acrylic paintings on paper and truly feel that this experience contributed to a turning point in my work. I am excited to share these works, which are framed under
You can see more of Cain’s paintings at Red Rope Studio, Studio 17 on the tour. The studio tour is remarkable. There are wonderful painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, and artists that work in wood, metal, glass, and stone. Many studios have guest artists so you can see different mediums in one stop. To help you get started, visit the HITH’s website. You can select the type of art you are interested in and the site produces images of the artwork, the names of the artists, and studios where they will be showing. You can also print out a tour map and find out where to get the complete directory. We are living among fabulous artists and November offers unique opportunities to discover them - hidden in the hills. Admission: a free self-guided tour using a map you can download from website www.hiddeninthehills.org. 480.575.6624
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glass, with visitors to Hidden in the Hills this year.”
and the day after,and the day after that... By Stephanie Maher Palenque I don’t mean to be segregationist, but as I’ve gotten older, I realize that the American population can be clearly divided along certain culinary lines. One of these distinctions can be made around Thanksgiving. The way I see it, there are two types of people: the people who prefer Turkey Day, and the rest of us, who prefer the days immediately following. This article is dedicated to the latter group, which is often overlooked in Thanksgiving-themed articles. About twenty years ago, one business in my home state of New Jersey catered to this group of leftover lovers. They served one type of sandwich: the “Turkey Stuffer.” The sandwich offered hand-carved roasted turkey on marble rye with a layer of stuffing, and another layer of cranberry sauce. It was a handful of heaven, and the lines of people ordering this sandwich proved it.
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For our leftover-loving readers, I present the recipe not only for the famous East Coast Turkey Stuffer, but also for many other meals that will have you eating like a (Turkey a la) King for days afterwards. Enjoy! Turkey Stuffer Thick-sliced marble rye or pumpernickel bread Cranberry sauce Stuffing Hand-carved roasted turkey Assemble the sandwich in layers. Keep the stuffing closest to the bread, so the cranberry sauce doesn’t seep through the bread on either side. Cut, and enjoy!
½ small yellow onion, thinly sliced ½ red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly-sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste ½ pound of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 cup chopped or shredded cooked turkey 3 eggs 2 egg whites 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ cup lowfat milk 1 (9-inch) pie crust, in pie pan 2 ounces blue cheese, such as Danish or Point Reyes, crumbled
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Toss onions, bell peppers, oil, salt and pepper together on a large baking sheet. Roast until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add asparagus, toss well and roast until vegetables are golden brown and tender, 15 to 20 minutes more. Add turkey, toss well and set aside.
Mix eggs, egg whites, flour, baking powder, milk, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl. Arrange vegetable mixture in pie crust, then pour egg mixture over the top. Scatter cheese over egg mixture and bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 45 minutes. (Tent with foil if top gets too dark before quiche is cooked through). Set aside to cool for ten minutes before slicing and serving.
Turkey Pot Pie Turkey Pot Pie
INGREDIENTS: 1 recipe pastry for a 10-inch double-crust pie 4 tablespoons butter, divided 1 small onion, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 carrots, diced 3 tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano salt and pepper to taste 2 cubes chicken bouillon 2 cups water 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 Â˝ cups cubed or shredded turkey 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Â˝ cup milk
DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Roll out the bottom pie crust, press into a ten-inch pie pan, and set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion, celery, carrots, parsley, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the bouillon and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the turkey and flour. Add the milk and heat through. Stir the turkey mixture into the vegetable mixture and cook until thickened. Cool slightly, then pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Roll out the top crust and place on top of filling. Flute edges, and make 4 slits in the top crust to let out steam. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Ten Things NOT TO DO WITH TOM (TURKEY) Tom the Turkey
1. Wing it. Game plans are for more than football games – they are for “Turkey Day” as well. Make a “to do” list several days ahead of time that includes the ingredients and dishes for your meal.
2. Underestimate the amount of turkey your guests will eat. You can never have too much turkey, but if you run out, it will be a dinnertime disaster. The rule is pretty straightforward: figure on 1 ½ pounds per person, and you should be safe with some to spare. 3. Underestimate the time it will take to thaw Tom. Don’t be fooled ...you have a big bird on your hands, and it has probably been frozen for a long time. Figuring on thawing time is a pretty straightforward math problem: Allow one day for every four pounds of turkey. To thaw, place your frozen turkey, still in its plastic wrapper, on a tray in the refrigerator. Be sure not to place it above fresh fruit or vegetables in the refrigerator, where it might leak and drip onto fresh produce. 4. Cook the turkey with the giblets inside! My mom did this with the first turkey she ever cooked, and it was, excuse the expression, a “bone” of contention for a very long time! 5. Eyeball the doneness. A meat thermometer will only cost you about $10 or so. But relying on a plastic pop-up thermometer, or worse yet, your instinct, might cost you a trip to the hospital. The turkey might look golden brown and smell delectable, but if it is not 180 degrees Farenheit in the thigh, and 165 degrees in the stuffing of the bird, you are in for a bloody mess, and a bellyache! 6. Stuff it, if possible. One gets the feeling that nothing but headache (and bellyache) can come from stuffing Tom. The bird may be overcooked because you are trying to get the stuffing to the right temperature. And if the bird is cooked to just the right temperature, the stuffing may not be yet, and may result in an unwanted dose of salmonella.
7. Be a basting boob. If you want a tender bird, then place butter under the skin, and refrain from basting, except for once right before cooking. Basting is like pouring water over a raincoat – it won’t affect the tenderness of the meat, because it will just roll off the skin. In fact, overbasting will jeopardize the ultimate crispiness of the skin. For a turkey that is tender on the inside and crispy in the outside, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and cook for 20 minutes, then drop the temperature to 200 for the remainder of the cooking time. For a nice golden brown finish, pump up the heat to 450 again for the last ten minutes. 8. Throw away the drippings! In my house we call that “liquid gold.” It is the base for the best gravy you’ll ever have. 9. Leave the bird on the buffet table for more than two hours. Bacteria will invade a roomtemperature bird faster than you can say “Blasted Botulism!” Prepare ahead of time by leaving gallon-sized ziplock baggies on the kitchen counter so that you and the friends you enlist can portion the leftovers and put them in the refrigerator right away. 10. Don’t dramatize or be a martyr for the meal. When the host is stressed, the guests feel it. If you think you may need help, ask for it ahead of time. Ask each guest to bring a dish to contribute to the meal, and copies of the recipe to share.
Season’s Greetings BY STEPHANIE MAHER PALENQUE
Who hasn’t heard the melodic Christmas Song lines, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose?” To the native Arizonan – or to my husband who is from Bolivia, where it is “summer” weather during the holidays -- these concepts might seem foreign. However, for me, these images embody the holidays that I grew up with ... I remember leaving Radio City Music Hall in New York City after seeing the Christmas Spectacular, and buying brown paper bags full of roasted chestnuts – as much to keep my hands warm, as for the taste and smell. As one might imagine, it wasn’t all as “cutesy” as popular Christmas songs make it out to be. Walking block after block in the frigid air, slipping on ice, with nose running and frozen toes can be trying. However, all of those conditions were harbingers of the holidays – constant reminders of the special season ...reminders that we don’t have here in Arizona. So, we in the Southwest have to work a bit more diligently in order to create the mood ...stringing lights on cacti and roasting chestnuts over fire pits, perhaps. If that is the tradeoff for the luxury of being a year-long resident of the Grand Canyon State, I’ll
gladly take it! Here are some ideas to help make your season bright ... NOVEMBER
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, OUTLETS AT ANTHEM: Who can resist the annual event that is uniquely “Anthem?” Singing carols with friends and neighbors in front of the nation’s tallest tree – this year, it is over 110 feet and
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weighs 12 tons undecorated -- then enjoying the one thing that we might be missing here in the desert Southwest ...the snow! Don’t miss this year’s lighting on November 20th! www.outletsanthem.com HOLIDAY MOVIES: CAREFREE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL & ELECTRIC
Don’t overlook the role that movies play in
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our lives. Whether you grew up watching “A Christmas
THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12TH):
Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” or “It’s a Wonderful
Who needs to be back East to enjoy snow? Twenty-
Life,” there is no reason not to continue the tradition
five tons of real snow will magically transform the town
with your family. It’s the twenty-first century ...run out
of Carefree during this three-day event. The festival
to get it on disc and make it a family tradition to watch
will also feature live music, dance and entertainment,
it with those you love.
an electric light parade, fireworks, shopping, seasonal food and drink favorites including hot chocolate, apple
POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN,
cider, and roasted chestnuts, and a visit from Santa!
GRAND CANYON RAILWAY:
The festival is free and open to all who seek good
Bring your viewing of “The Polar Express” movie
full circle by bringing your little ones to enjoy Grand
www.carefreechristmasfestival.com SMALL WORKS SHOW & SALE, SONORAN ARTS LEAGUE: Have you heard the saying that life’s best things come in small packages? Well, there is no place that the saying rings truer than at the Small Works Art Show & Sale where there is nothing larger than 5 by 7 inches. The show will feature original paintings and drawings, small sculptures, and jewelry. Get all of your holiday
Canyon Railway’s popular “Polar Express Package.” The train departs the Williams Depot for a journey to “The North Pole.” Riders will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the timeless tale of wonder. The train will arrive at the North Pole where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting! Santa Claus will board the train and hand each child his or her own special gift. Availability is limited, but at press time there were still some prime dates left! www.thetrain.com; 888.848.3511
shopping done in one afternoon – and no backbreaking packages to carry! December 4th through December 19th, noon to 4:00PM. www.sonoranartsleague.org; 480.575.6624
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GLEE: The Music - The Christmas Album (Release date: November 16, 2010): The cast of Glee shares its talents in a Christmas-themed album that will surely be
a hit. Fans will enjoy their glee-ful renditions of songs including “Merry Christmas Darling,” “You’re a Mean PHOTO BY MIKE SPINELLI
PROMUSICA: Many Moods of Christmas (December 4th, 7:30 PM and December 5th, 4PM): ProMusica’s Christmas Concert is the high point of their musical season, and the performance not to be missed. This year, under the direction of Maestro Kevin Kozacek, all 120 members will be serenading concertgoers with all four suites of Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas.” Afterward, attendees will be entertained by PMAZ’s new Youth Choir and PMAZ’s Women’s Chamber Choir. www.promusicaaz.org; 623.465.4650
MARIAH CAREY: Merry Christmas II You (Release date November 2, 2010): Mariah Carey is honoring this season with another Christmas album that features a selection of traditional tunes such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” ANNIE LENNOX A Christmas Cornucopia (Release date: November 16, 2010): Lennox offers a cornucopia of timeless treasures including “The First Noel,” “Il est ne le divin enfant,” and “Silent Night.”
PHOENIX SYMPHONY: Home for the Holidays (December 3rd through 5th):
The Phoenix Symphony is one of those hometown
The Andrews Sisters (Released 1951): For a fun frolick
gems that is often overlooked and underappreciated.
through years passed, purchase the Andrews Sisters’
They put on an amazing holiday show that honors the
Christmas Album, which features collaborations with
season in an elegant, artistic manner that will have you
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
singing all the way home! www.phoenixsymphony.org; 602.495.1999 One North First Street, Ste. 200; Phoenix, AZ 85004
One, Mr. Grinch,” and “O Holy Night.”
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HOT APPLE CIDER: Making stovetop Hot Apple Cider is one of the quickest, easiest things that you can do to infuse your home with that homemade holiday scent that you remember from your youth. Don’t forget the fresh cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and mulling spices! Check out this issue’s recipe for step-by-step directions for this sensational seasonal sipping cider! See Recipe in this issue CHOOSE A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE: The true value of a fresh tree is in the woodsy pine smell that it brings to your home during the season. There are a number of places in the North Valley where your family can go to choose the tree that will be perfect for your home. Check your local street corners and nurseries for your favorite!
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acidic, almost like a sourdough, and it contains candied fruits throughout. It is served with butter or mascarpone
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cheese, and can be enjoyed with tea or wine. To many people, it wouldn’t be Christmas without it. And thanks to our recent global sensibility and to places such as The World Market and other specialty markets, we can enjoy it in the U.S. as well.
COOKIES FROM HOME: Nothing warms the heart more than home-baked cookies. It’s great to know that when you don’t have time to bake batches of cookies in the kitchen, SPRINKLES JOY BOX:
someone in Arizona does! Local favorite, universally-
Like we needed another reason to enjoy Sprinkles
loved “Cookies from Home” offers festive tins of Holiday
cupcakes?!? The box contains seasonal flavors such
cookies and brownies that can be shipped just about
as red velvet, coconut, chocolate peppermint, and
anywhere ...except maybe, the North Pole!
vanilla peppermint. The spirited box will be sealed with a JOY of Cupcakes sticker, and will be available at Sprinkles from December 1st through 24th.
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4501 N. Scottsdale Road on the northeast corner
For a quick reminder of the season that will warm you
of Scottsdale and Camelback roads, across from
inside and out, pick up a holiday-inspired gourmet
Scottsdale Fashion Square.
coffee on your way to or from work. Try Hot Apple Cider, Eggnog Lattes, Gingerbread Lattes, and Peppermint
PANETTONE: Forego the fruitcake, and buy a lighter, airier Panettone instead. This bread is a staple of Christmas in many parts of the world. It originated in Milan, Italy and is also made in Switzerland, as well as a host of Latin American countries during the holidays. The dough is
Mochas from your favorite java joint!
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LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINARIAS DECEMBER 2-5 (GARDEN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS) DECEMBER 9-12, 16-23, 26-30 (GENERAL PUBLIC)
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Las Noches de las Luminarias,
The groups include headliners:
the Valley’s premier holiday event,
The Swingtips, The Hey Boyz,
returns for twenty-one nights of
Chris Burton Jacome Flamenco
musical entertainment, delicious
Ensemble, and The Bad Cactus
food and of course, 8,000 hand-
Brass Band featuring Meridith
lit luminarias. Held at the Desert
and Mikel. Also performing are
Botanical Garden in Phoenix, the
Luminarias favorites: The Dickens
fun begins for Garden members and
Carolers, Native American Flute
their guests on Thursday, December
by Ken Duncan, Huney Brown,
2, and for the general public
Ken Duncan, Mariachi Pasion,
beginning Thursday, December 9.
Scott Jeffers and Traveler, and Will Clipman, and the best handbell
For thirty-three years, Luminarias
ensembles in the Valley.
has been the perfect holiday event to share with family, friends and
Everyone who has ever seen
out-of-town guests. The Garden’s
The Swingtips perform knows
distinctive and world-renowned
how much fun it is to be a part
plant collection provides the ideal
of the band’s live, interactive
setting to enjoy exciting and diverse
shows. Audiences of all ages find
music and the more than 8,000
themselves laughing, singing,
hand-lit luminarias that line its trails,
dancing, and even performing on
buildings, and courtyards.
stage with the band in the tradition of Vaudeville’s golden age of variety
“We really enjoy going to the
entertainment. A former act at
Luminarias event. The chill in the
Disney World, The Swingtips have
evening air really puts you in the
been noted as one of the hottest
mood for the holidays. The lights and
nostalgia pop acts to emerge in the
the music are wonderful and it is fun
industry. You can hear a sample
to walk around and listen to them all,”
of their music at Myspace.com/
said Emily Wrinkle of Anthem.
The eleven musical groups that
Hey Boyz is an Arizona-based
perform each night in various venues
cowboy bluegrass band, who
at the Garden will appeal to a wide
merge lyrics of the old west with
range of musical interests. Expect
acoustic instruments and three-
to hear swing music, world music,
part harmonies. They are all
carolers, brass band, bluegrass,
seasoned players ranging in age
Native American flute, Mariachi,
from sixty-four to twenty-one; their
handbell ensembles and more.
performance is wild, fun, and highenergy. They have been together for
five years and have four world tours
Fabulous Food Fine Catering and
under their belts. You can hear
Events, and the Garden’s Patio Café
a sample of their music at www.
will also be open for ala carte items.
Wine flights and wine by the glass or bottle are available for purchase.
As you walk the paths with a
The Garden’s gift and plant shop will
warm cup of cider, the sounds
be open each night of Luminarias
of handbells ringing and Dickens
and is the ideal place to find unique
Carolers singing remind you of what
gifts for the holiday season.
the season is all about. A perennial favorite, the Dickens Carolers, will
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the
provide Christmas caroling at its
Desert Botanical Garden is one
finest. The Quartet consists of
of only a few botanical gardens
two women and two men dressed
accredited by the American
in authentic Victorian-era attire
Association of Museums. A
created exclusively for Dickens
magical evening is in store for
Carolers. You can hear audio
you in December at the Gardens.
samples at azdickenscarolers.com.
What a great way to enjoy the holiday season!
A sumptuous buffet dinner is available at an additional cost from
Living Nativity D e c e m b e r
two Performances nightly at 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. Free Admission • Canned food donations accepted
In Anthem: Meridian and W. rose Canyon Circle, Across from st. rose Catholic church Food donations to benefit the Foothills Food Bank visit: www.foothillsfoodbank.com
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Never has the saying, “It’s all in the genes,” meant so much. Local resident, Darrin Grandmason, has found a way to raise money for charity, express himself artistically, and raise awareness for the diseases that affect our families from generation to generation. Dubbed the “founding father of genetic art” in 2008 by Newsweek, Grandmason garnered national attention when he made DNA prints from people’s genes for display in private homes. The pieces were true conversations starters, and Grandmason began to think even further outside the box concerning how he could use his art for the greater good of others. Fast forward to 2010, when he rolled out “In Our Genes,” an eco-friendly clothing line that features the genetic fingerprint of the top twenty diseases in the world, printed on a tee-shirt. The wearable art is the first of its kind, and the creator is on a mission to save lives by selling one tee-shirt at a time. The shirt includes a private “Intent and Declare” panel on the inside of the shirt by the neck where the purchaser and/or wearer can write private, permanent messages that are hidden on the inside of the shirt, essentially making the shirt a “permanent Get Well card” for the wearer. It may also be used to pay homage to someone who has lost a life to that particular illness. The first shirt to be created is the Breast Cancer shirt, and there will be a new design rolled out every three months. The next design to roll off the presses is HIV in December, followed by the Heart Disease design in March. From that point on, Facebook friends of the company will determine the schedule of future releases in the eco-friendly clothing line.
The company also takes its eco-friendly existence very seriously. “Environmental sustainability” is very important to the company. Not only are the materials that they use in manufacturing the tee-shirt natural, organic, and green, but also the company actively works to eliminate waste and to conserve natural resources. Through their partnership with CarbonFund.org, they aggressively pursue their goal of a zero carbon footprint. Throughout history, art has been known to push boundaries and start conversations. The conversations that will be started by these shirts are ones of compassion and hope - through the consistent messages of will, optimism, and awareness printed on the trademark displayed on all shirts, “Know. Fight. Thrive.” The company’s “Five for Thrive” program will ensure that $5 for each shirt purchased will be directed to medical research for the corresponding disease or ailment. Grandmason shares, “If In Our Genes reaches even half of our goal, millions of dollars will flow to genetic research and the charity groups involved. That is the force for good we want IOG to be. This is not a hobby for us; it is our purpose.” This is a great marriage of science and art to further advances in some of the most notorious diseases affecting the world today. The next time you “wear your heart on your sleeve” make sure that it is for a good cause and IOG shirts is a great way to do just that! www.inourgenes.com 602.550.1810
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Fellowship Child Development Ctr 623-551-1144 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Desert View Bible Church 623-298-4900 www.desertviewbible.org
Gavilan Peak Elementary Main Line 623-445-7400 Attendance 623-445-7490
Fellowship Church 623-551-1144 www.fellowshipanthem.com
New River Elementary Main Line 623-376-3500 Attendance 623-376-3590
Grace North Church 623-551-0007 www.gracenorth.com
North Valley Christian Academy 623-551-3454 www.northvalleyca.org
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Sunset Ridge Elementary Main Line 623-445-7800 Attendance 623-445-7890
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Canyon Church of Christ 623-551-3175 www.canyonchurch.org
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Christâ€™s Church at the Crossroads 623-466-7964 www.thecrossroadsaz.com Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 623-551-9851 www.anthemcross.org
Vineyard Christian Fellowship 623-551-1133 www.vineyardanthem.com
Deer Valley Worship Center 623-582-1001 www.DvWorship.com
BY STEPHANIE MAHER PALENQUE
A local celebrity chef once told me that when hosting a dinner party, the secret in creating ambiance and a “buzz” about what will be served is to throw some onions and butter in a pan and fry them as guests are arriving. He was absolutely right – something so simple, yet, it smells divine. Who can resist the scent? It promises a wonderful dinner is being prepared in the kitchen. During the holidays, the scent of hot apple cider on the stove top will make your guests feel warm and welcomed in your home. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves waft through your home, and the only thing more comforting and inviting would be if your own grandmother was standing in the kitchen with a freshly-baked apple pie for you! The apple cider makes a beautiful presentation in a punch bowl, especially if you stud whole oranges with whole cloves and let them bob up and down in the cider. There is nothing quite like a glass of homemade hot apple cider to warm you inside and out on a brisk desert night, and your guests will remember it until your next fall party!
HOT APPLE CIDER & HOT BUTTERED CIDER 98
Traditional apple cider is usually made from early harvest apples, which are a big tangier, and you definitely want your spiced apple cider to have a “bite.” In order to ensure that the “bite” is there, include one part orange juice and one part cranberry juice in the mixture (to 2 parts apple cider). After the kids have gone to bed, adults will love to try the Hot Buttered Cider recipe, below. There is something for everyone!
TRADITIONAL APPLE CIDER
HOT BUTTERED CIDER
(In a stock pot) One gallon apple cider ½ gallon orange juice ½ gallon cranberry juice two or three whole oranges 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tbs. allspice Handful of whole cloves (enough to stud the oranges all over) 4 tbs. brown sugar
7 cups apple juice ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp whole cloves 1 tsp. whole allspice 1 stick whole cinnamon Lemon zest from one lemon 1 ½ cups dark rum butter
DIRECTIONS: DIRECTIONS: Toast cinnamon, allspice, and five cloves in the bottom of the stockpot until they become fragrant (no more than a couple of minutes). Pour in all three juices. Stud oranges and place them in the pot so that they are floating in the cider. Bring to a boil. Add brown sugar and dissolve. Reduce heat so that the mixture simmers for about a half hour. Pour the mulled cider through a strainer or cheesecloth if you like your cider clear. Many people are fine with drinking the mulled cider ladled straight from the pot. Serve warm. NOVEMBER
Stir apple juice and brown sugar together in a large saucepan. In a piece of cheesecloth, bundle up the cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Drop the spice bag into the liquid, and bring it all to a simmer. Continue simmering for another 15 minutes, then remove from heat and take out the bag of spices. Stir in the rum, and pour into mugs. Add a dab of butter to the top of each serving and serve immediately. Serves around 10.