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contents :: contributors 08

Meet the Iddings Family

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High School Sports :: BCHS Boys’ Volleyball

Shelly Spence :: owner/publisher shelly@imagesaz.com :: 623-341-8221

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Stephanie Maher Palenque :: executive writer

24 Community

Amanda Christmann Larson :: contributing writer Jeffrey Cody :: contributing writer

38 Adventure

Paula Thoeotocatos :: contributing writer

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Apple Award :: Chris Clute from Canyon Springs

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Chamber Profile :: Hampton Inn

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Tea Time

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Easter Services

Jerri Parness :: photographer

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Relay For Life

Meaghan’s Dream :: graphic artist

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Mr. BC

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Road Less Traveled :: Mark Davis

Jeff Penzone :: advertising consultant jeff@imagesaz.com :: 623-341-0123

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Dining Guide

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Marketplace

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Local Index

82 Recipe :: Tea Time Scones

Jenny Brooks :: contributing writer Nigel Spence :: contributing writer

Imagesaz Magazine 623-341-8221 www.imagesaz.com

feature staff bio Meaghan Mitchell has been a contributing designer for ImagesAZ since 2004. She has a passion to see a client’s ideas and concept come to life with branding and graphic design. Meaghan has provided business and merchandise branding for local businesses Dollyrockers and AndrewZ Fine Jewelry since they began business in Anthem. She looks forward to being creative with ImagesAZ each month. Meaghan is also a staff pastor at Grace North Church. She served as Co-Youth Pastor for eight years and recently transitioned to the Experience Pastor. She has been in Pastoral Ministry for 8 years with ministry experience in the areas of Youth and Young Adults, Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Mentoring, Ministry Team Building, International Church Publications and Publicity, Hospitality, Preaching, Missions Ministries, Outreach and Events, Camps and Weekend Service Directing.

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Meaghan has lived in Anthem since 2002 and purchased her first home in 2005. She enjoys spending time hanging, going to the movies with her friends and family and jetting off for weekend trips to Los Angeles.


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ith the onset of the warmer weather and the beauty of the natural desert terrain during

springtime, it is often easy to wake up in the morning and think “What could be wrong on a day like today?” We, in Arizona, certainly have a gift in the form of the weather on most days of the year! There are a number of people in the community, including some of the youngest members of our community, who are in a fight for their lives. When this is the case, it is

comforting to know that there are people, such as the contestants for the Mr. B.C. pageant, along with everyone who helps make the event happen, to pitch in and do what they can for charity. The night promises to be fun for all; please support their endeavor! The Relay for Life event is also here to remind us of how many people: men, women, and children, endure serious illnesses and fight long-term battles with all types of cancers. Although each experience is unique, the human need for support, friendship, and comfort is universal. We applaud these survivors and are encouraged by their spirit. Remember, hope springs eternal! Sincerely, Shelly Spence ImagesAZ Magazine Owner/Publisher 623-341-8221

Mr. Bc :: P. 60 Photographer Jerri Parness Writer Amanda Christmann Larson

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Local First A R I Z O NA Submission of news for Community News section should be in to shelly@imagesaz.com by the 10th of the month prior to publication. ImagesAZ is published by ImagesAZ Inc. Copyright © 2012 by ImagesAZ, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction, in whole or part, without permission is prohibited. The publisher is not responsible for the return of unsolicited material.

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Meet the

iddings family

Writer Amanda Christmann Larson Photography Mike Maze Photography

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eorge and Meagan Iddings are, in a word, sweet. That’s not a word I came up with myself after spending time with them in their comfy New River home. It’s the first word that came to mind for each of them when describing each other. Sitting together on a love seat holding hands, Meagan’s pregnant glow lighting up her smile, I would say that word is an accurate description. This young couple is just starting out life together, but their dedication to each other and strength of their shared values are inspiring. They both grew up in the area and will begin raising their first child here in just a few weeks, surrounded by supportive family and lots of love. The two met their freshman year of high school. Both were home schooled by parents who wanted them to have a strong sense of family, and educational options outside of traditional public or private schools. For parents who do not have experience with home schooling, thoughts of stacks of books at the kitchen table may come to mind. Not so for today’s home-schooled students. Meagan and George’s schedules were packed with field trips, sports, music, theater, community service and many more activities, in addition to flexible learning schedules. George and Meagan both loved their educational experience, and plan to raise their own children the same way. For Meagan, being educated at home gave her the opportunity to focus on college and earn dual credits. For George, home schooling meant he could spend time working with

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his dad, learning the trade of landscaping, as well as the integrity and honesty his parents taught him to value in both business and family life. They seem like such a natural couple now, but it took George a little while to realize Meagan had her eye on him when they were younger. “I remember the first time I ever saw him,” said Meagan, still starry-eyed seven years later. “It was at a student council meeting at Castles and Coasters. I thought he was so handsome!” For the next three years, the two would see each other about once a month when their home school group got together for community service or social projects. During their senior year they began carpooling to play sand volleyball at Arizona State University, then they gradually spent more and more time together. “I always really liked him,” said Meagan. “I think he really liked me, too.” George’s blush confirmed it. They both obtained degrees in Business. George is utilizing his degree working with his father, helping him grow the landscaping business he started when George was just a toddler. He loves the creative process of being in tune with the earth and shaping it through models and drawings, then implementing those ideas to make enjoyable spaces. “It’s kind of cool to try to see what somebody wants done to their yard and making it look that way,” he explained. Meagan is working as a barista at Starbucks while they wait for the baby’s arrival, but she hopes to also contribute to the business one day.

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“I always really liked him,” said Meagan. “I think he really liked me, too.” George’s blush confirmed it.


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Their similar values – mostly, family built on a firm base of a relationship with God – have grown a solid relationship and form the basis of their marriage. Still, it was a happy adjustment for Meagan to get used to George’s household. She grew up with one sister, a far cry from George’s energetic house full of four boys and a girl. They both hope the birth of their first son – whose name will also be George – in May, will be the beginning of their own bustling home, full of the same laughter and fun that has made George’s family thrive. They both remain close to their families. Meagan’s family lives nearby in Deer Valley, and George’s family still gets together for homemade pizza and wings on Friday nights. They also enjoy music, camping and hunting together. The couple’s admiration for each other is evident. “George is very sweet and caring, but very strong at the same time,” Meagan said, a smile dancing in her eyes. “Meagan is very sweet, too,” George said. “She is always trying to make this house a home, and always doing sweet things that make me think about her all day. She has strong moral values. She’s my best friend.” Though this is just the beginning of their journey, they are off to a good start. “We are extremely blessed,” said Meagan. “We just thank God every day for blessing us so richly.”

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Advancing Education. Individualized Instruction.

The Caepe School is a private, non profit school currently serving grades K-8. At The Caepe School, not only do we promise more to our students and parents for an excellent, college preparatory education, we also provide them with a more promising future. We educate the whole child—culturally, academically, emotionally and physically—allowing them to grow to be well-rounded, total individuals and lifelong lovers of learning. Visit our website for a current list of open house dates. For more information, call 623.551.7808 or visit thecaepeschool.org. 39905 North Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086

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Sports

BCHs boys’ volleyball

Writer Nigel Spence

Coach Troy Dueling sits casually in the stands after the

2011-12 marks the magical number of four years as head

BCHS Boys’ Volleyball Team recorded a straight sets

coach of the Boys’ Volleyball team at Boulder Creek for

victory over neighboring Sandra Day O’Connor. He

Dueling. Magical, because the students who are playing

visits with players and parents, his demeanor calm,

as seniors this season were freshmen when Dueling

loose and relaxed. Kyle Brainard, the opposing coach,

began his tenure as head coach. And while he would be

and Dueling’s former understudy, approaches him for a

the first to admit that he personally and philosophically

final farewell. The two converse about the game, their

has matured as much as any player on the roster in those

aspirations and the future of both programs. Dueling

four years, this team has managed to learn the lessons

offers encouraging words of O’Connor’s young players,

and take on the personality of their coach more than

knowing too well what it is like to walk into a new program

those in years past.

and the steps that it takes to get the team to adopt to a coach’s ideals.

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“This is a team with great camaraderie. They have a ‘team first’ attitude

and balanced attack. This allows sophomore setter Alex Boyce the

and like being around one another. The five seniors on this team are very

luxury to distribute the ball equally among his hitters, rather than

humble players who have really promoted this team mentality. What I

telegraphing balls to the best hitter, which has kept opposing blockers

love about these guys is that there are fourteen guys on the roster but

off-guard through the early season games.

only six spots on the floor. I give these guys the game plan and there are no questions as to why or rolling of eyes as to playing time, they just go

Two of Boyce’s favorite targets are seniors Jackson Meyers and Kyle

out and execute,” Dueling stated in his matter-of-fact style.

Mowry. The two players are equally effective despite their opposing styles to the hitting role. Meyers is the more dramatic of the two. His

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For years, the ideal of team has been the center of Dueling’s

quick acceleration and gravity-defying vertical leap allow him to drill

philosophy, in fact it is one of the reasons for his love and passion for

balls powerfully down into the opposing court. His kills are ferocious,

volleyball over other sports. “This is a true team game. Theoretically

and given an open court or facing just a single blocker it is safe to say

in basketball one player can grab a rebound at one end and run the

that the point is over. In contrast, Kyle Mowry is a more tactical hitter.

length of the court and score at the other, the same can happen in

He feels the oppositions blocking scheme and then takes what they

football if the guy who takes the snap runs the ball as far as he can.

give him. Sometimes that is a cross-court kill, but often he plays the

In volleyball no individual can have all three hits. There is a system,

ball off of the blockers and out of bounds, or dinks the ball over the

and when a team works toward a common goal and it all comes

defenders reaching hands into the vacant court beyond. Meyers is

together it is like magic; like poetry in motion,” Dueling explained.

fire and Mowry is ice, and together they are very effective.

Furthering the sense of team this season is the fact that there are

Talented, sophomore, Cody Williams is a perfect accomplice to the

not really one or two standout players on the roster, but a very even

senior duo. Williams is a natural athlete, who has a certain easy

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demeanor on the court. His tall, lean, limber figure moves around the court without hesitation, as if he knows where the ball is going to be a moment before everybody else. This sense of timing finds him in the right place at the right time, allowing Williams to make shots appear easier than the actual circumstance. Combining his sleek movement, volleyball nous and a fine repertoire of shots, Williams is integral to this teams success today, and will be in years to come. On defense, the Jags rely on the passing skills of junior Alec Wilson to play role of Libero, and senior Jedidiah Lusters who patrols the middle of the net, stuffing opposition attacks. Both players have great volleyball instincts and instant reflexes that are put to task every time the opponents set to attack. Defensive specialists are certainly the least glamorous of roles on the floor, but arguably the most important to a team’s success. These two players demonstrate great dedication to their positions and the Jags are at their best when these two players are keeping points alive. Tyler Gabel and Austin Kopas are the other two seniors on the squad. Neither of them start, but both contribute tremendously toward the ‘team first’ mentality. They have strong leadership skills and contribute handsomely when given their opportunities. “When we are playing our best volleyball we are legitimate state championship contenders,” Dueling proclaimed of his team. “We need to continue to work on our communication, play consistently at a high level and control our errors. During our five-set win over Deer Valley (2010 state champions) our passer rating was almost perfect and we were successful in beating a very good team. At the Chandler tournament, that rating dropped and we finished fifth, so eliminating the errors is clearly one of our main goals moving forward.” In the past three seasons Dueling has quietly achieved an amazing 49-7 record as the head coach, but has never taken the team to the state championship game. This year, with all of the pieces in place that have grown with him, he might just have the right balance to take his team all of the way.

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Youth

Community Rallies Around

Kyle Gabster Writer Amanda Christmann Larson Photography by Jerri Parness

When many families come to the North Valley, they do so because it’s a good place to raise children. We all love the open space, the parks, the proximity to good restaurants, family fun and schools. What most don’t think about, though, is how the community comes together when families need each other most. When someone in our community faces a tragic situation, our community has shown time and time again that we all care. Such is the case with Kyle Gabster and his family. The 15-yearold Boulder Creek freshman from Desert Hills is facing a battle for his life, but he’s not facing it alone. His friends, classmates and neighbors are rallying around him, showing support and helping his family through the tough times. Last summer, Kyle was a typical teenager. A solid linebacker, he spent much of his time on the Jaguar practice field preparing for the freshman football season. Conditioning workouts are tough and the summer heat can be difficult, as any Boulder Creek football player can attest to, so when Kyle started feeling sick, he thought he just needed to tough it out. Over the next few weeks, though, he didn’t get better. He drank lots of water and tried to eat healthy, but he couldn’t keep his food down and often didn’t feel hungry – something his mom, Ginger, knew was unusual for an active teenager. She took him to the doctor five different times. Each time they were told it was nothing serious … a stomach flu, a virus, allergies. Had the doctor only done a blood test, they would have known there was something much more serious going on. In July, Ginger finally took Kyle to the emergency room. It was there that they got news that would change their world forever; Kyle was in kidney failure. Weeks in the hospital and second and third opinions later, they learned that his condition isn’t a temporary fluke. He was diagnosed with Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis, a mouthful of a phrase that means that his own body is attacking his kidneys, and it won’t stop until he has a kidney transplant. He is the youngest patient with

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this condition that his doctors have seen; most of the people diagnosed are of retirement age, not 5’9” 180-pound otherwise healthy high schoolers. The whole family, Kyle, Ginger, dad Scott, brother Kobe and sister Billie, took the news hard. “You hear of people who have cancer, and you know what cancer does. You know people who have had it, so you know what to expect. With kidneys, you really don’t know what’s going on because it’s just not something you hear about,” said Ginger. Kyle was put on a chemotherapy drug and steroids to slow down his immune system, which worked for a little while. Even so, he has been in and out of the hospital for the last eight months. When Kyle came home from the hospital the first time, the family didn’t have much direction in what to do from there. He was told to “watch his diet,” but they didn’t really understand what that meant. To his parents’ horror, he gained 50 pounds of fluid in five days. Back to the hospital he went. Ginger did her own research and learned that things like brown rice, wheat bread and processed food could be deadly for her son. His ailing kidneys couldn’t process sodium, phosphorus, protein and potassium. She took a leave of absence from her job as a teacher’s aide at Desert Mountain Elementary School to cook and care for Kyle. In addition to changing the whole family’s lifestyle nearly overnight, trips to the kidney dialysis center took their toll. The only pediatric nephrologist (kidney doctor) in the area is in Mesa, so for quite a while, Ginger took Kyle to the far East Valley several times a week.

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Not only was the trip tough to make, but as a mom, Ginger was torn. Her voice cracks when she talks about it. “I was trying to divide my time between being in Mesa and being at home,” she explained. “I finally told his doctor, ‘look, I have a 10-year-old at home who is falling apart because I’m not there for him.’ His doctor said, ‘Tell me what we need to do to help you make this work.’ They were so good about it.” The doctors did help. Even though he’d only just turned 15 years old, he was referred to an adult nephrologist closer to home. He is the practice’s first pediatric patient ever. Kyle returned to school in January, but goes to dialysis twice a week. For now, it’s enough to keep him relatively healthy, but he needs a kidney transplant. He will need to go through the Mayo Clinic, but Ginger explained that the hospital has a policy of not doing kidney transplants in patients under 16 years of age. His doctors are continuing to fight for him, though, and hope to get him on the transplant list soon. As difficult as Kyle’s physical struggle has been, the emotional toll is worse. Being isolated during his sickness and missing his friends has been tough, but accepting that he can never play football again is the hardest. Medical expenses are overwhelming. Medical insurance will not cover all of the expenses related to a kidney transplant, not to mention dialysis treatments and expensive rare medications Kyle needs. That’s where the rest of the community has come in. “So many people have gone above and beyond to be supportive, I can’t even believe


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it,” said Ginger. His former team, the Sabercats in Alliance Youth Sports, has held fundraisers, and local businesses have pitched in to help, too. Nashville country singer Matthew Farris heard about Kyle and has also gone above and beyond, coming to Arizona to perform for his benefit. Teachers, neighbors, friends and even strangers have pulled together to show their support, and to let Kyle and his family know they aren’t in this alone. When Make A Wish Foundation met with Kyle’s family at Peaks & Valleys restaurant, owner Erini Macrides went all out. Kyle was greeted by fire trucks and Barry Goldwater cheerleaders and treated like royalty. They even held a benefit comedy show in December. Sabercats coaches, Boy Scouts, Desert Mountain cheerleaders and family friends organized a carnival at the restaurant in early March, and a Poker Bike Run starting and ending at Connolly’s Sports Grill is scheduled for April 15. Business sponsors are still needed, as well as “players” for the fun event.

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Through the struggle, the family has known they are not alone. When times are tough, and the stakes are high, we have all seen time and again that our community has heart. If you’d like to help support Kyle’s family through this tragic life event please consider a donation to www.giveforward.com/ teamkyle, or attend one of the many planned events for fundraising. To get involved or for additional information you can do so by emailing teamkylegabster@gmail.com.

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our community Arts Council of the North Valley Awards Art Scholarship Madison Esh, a senior at Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria was named the 2012 recipient of the Arts Council of the North Valley Art Scholarship for artistic excellence in Photography. Madison competed against other outstanding visual and performing artists from the North Valley, and was chosen for her distinctly personal perspective on light and color. Madison is described by the Scholarship selection committee as “a young woman whose vision and promise bode well for a future in photographic arts.” Madison has won a number of other awards for her work and is well known in her community. She plans on beginning the Graphic Arts program at Scottsdale Community College. She shares, “Photography is my passion, and being able to use it as a means of communication is what excites me about the next step in my studies. I am so honored to receive this scholarship award from the Arts Council of the North Valley. It will make a tremendous difference in my ability to pursue a higher education.” The ACNV will award the scholarship to Madison on April 28 at the Picnic Under the Stars fundraising event at the Anthem Community Park, where Madison will also be photographing the event. Congratulations, Madison!

2012 Daisy Mountain Calendar Photo Contest It’s time once again to dust off your camera, polish the lens and charge up the battery for another shot at winning the coveted Daisy Mountain Calendar Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “of, on and around Daisy Mountain”, and entries must be received on or before Aug. 1, 2012. Lack of rainfall this year might make our mountain less kaleidoscopic, but no less awe inspiring. Sunrise, sunset and the bright light of mid-day each presents its own challenges and beauty. It is all in the eye of the lens. Entries may be of the mountain, plants, geology, birds, animals, snakes, other critters and cityscapes, which include Daisy Mountain. The contest is open to all, and includes three age groups, 18 and over, 13 to 17, and under 13. Winning photographs will be included in a full-color, keepsake 2013 calendar to be distributed in November. www.daisymountain.org

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Rotary of Anthem Helps Eradicate Polio It is estimated that 10 million children will be paralyzed in the next 40 years if the world fails to eradicate polio. As the world’s greatest cause of disability, polio eradication is Rotary International and the World Health Organization’s top priority. It also is a priority for Rotary of Anthem. The Rotary Club of Anthem has worked to eradicate polio for over five years. Because there is no cure, the best protection is prevention. Anthem Rotarians join 60 other Rotarians from Prescott, Phoenix and California to travel each year

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to Caborca, Mexico to provide more than 400 vaccines to those who might not otherwise receive the vital prevention tool. They travel against travel advisories in the area and, for the second consecutive year, their bus was furnished armed “Policia” escorts. In addition to the Rotarians journey this year, the Rotary of Anthem donated $2000 from the Anthem Rotary Foundation and raised an additional $2500 to provide a total of $4500 to support the Caborca Rotary Medical Center Fund. You may help Rotarians eradicate polio by sending your contribution. Please mark Polio Eradication on your check. This is a tax deductible donation. Rotary of Anthem 3655 W. Anthem Way, Ste. A109, PBM107, Anthem, AZ 85086

The Station Re-opens Historic Restaurant The Station (46202 N. Black Canyon Hwy.) in New River re-opened its restaurant doors to the public on Friday, March 9, under new ownership. With contemporary

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changes, The Station hopes to appeal to returning patrons and welcoming first time diners. Having played a variety of roles in the community in the past, the building has been a sheep sheering station, a convenience store and one of the first Greyhound stations in Arizona. Over the years, The Station became synonomous with good food, serving local cowboys and road workers large portions of homemade stew, beans and roasts. Today, The Station sticks to its Western roots with servings of quality, home-style cooking. Daniela Panfil, Sustainability Manager, states, “We are committed to serving fresh, non-frozen, all natural ingredients, trying to stay true to the homemade kind of food cowboys would have back in the day.” The Station serves customers Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. www.facebook.com/TheStationRestaurant; 623-465-7290 A p ri l 2 0 1 2

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Anthem Prep Middle School Girls’ Soccer Team Finishes Strong The Anthem Prep Middle School Girls’ Soccer team followed up their championship season with another strong showing this year. The girls finished the season with a 14-3 record, losing 2-0 in the finals. Professional soccer player, Rob Valentino, helped coach the squad. Rob was drafted in the first round of the 2008 Major League Soccer draft and currently plays professional soccer in Orlando. The Anthem Lady Eagles were led by Brenna Pillsbury – 28 goals and 16 assists, Morgan Bates – 12 goals and 11 assists, Makayla Roe – 11 goals, and Sydney Garretson – 10 goals. Defensively, Mae Symmonds and Karley Pillsbury were standouts, along with Aly Murdaugh who played keeper, defensive and midfield. Anthem Prep has 34 middle and high school sports teams, in addition to offering an excellent academic program. www.anthemprep.org

The Station: The place to be in April! The Station has reopened and they have a full calendar of fun in April. If you haven’t checked it out yet, mosey on down for the “tastiest cowboy grub in the West!” Open Mic Jam Session: Sunday, April 1, Sunday, April 15, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Men’s Cigar Party: Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ladies’ Night: Drink specials, ½ off glasses of house wine: Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. D.J. Stevo (no rap): Saturday, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for Grown-Ups: Sunday, April 8 Southern Flight Band: Friday, April 13, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Chili Cook-off benefit for Katie Wagner: Saturday, April 14 Bike Run for Humane Society: Sunday, April 15 Earth Day Dirty Sock Contest: Sunday, April 22 Favorite Decade Party, Band: Durango: Friday, April 27, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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MIM April Concerts The Musical Instrument Museum (4725 E. Mayo Blvd.), hosts the following concerts in the month of April: • Mariachi Apache; Sunday, April 1, 2 p.m. Tickets: Free with museum admission • Museum Encounter – BasooNova; Saturday, April 7, 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. Tickets: Free with museum admission • Michael Martin Murphey; Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40–$45 • Steinway Lecture Series: “The Art of Purchasing a Used Steinway” with Kevin Rindlisbacher; Saturday, April 14, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: Free with museum admission • Arizona Chamber Orchestra Season Finale; Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 • Museum Encounter – Katherine Palmer; Sunday, April 15, 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Tickets: Free with museum admission • MIM Musical Interludes, featuring University of Arizona School of Music: CrossTalk and the World Music Gang; Monday, April 16, 1 p.m. Tickets: Free (no museum admission required) • Music In Motion: Pete Pancrazi Trio; Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m. Tickets: $7 for performance only or free with museum admission • Balinese Gamelan Workshop; Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $12 per class ($10 per class when purchased with museum admission) • MIM Presents: 35th Annual Paradise Valley Jazz Party; Saturday, April 21, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 7:30–11 p.m. April 22, 12 p.m.–7 p.m. Tickets: $195 (All-Weekend Pass); single-session tickets priced separately at www.theMIM.org. • MIM Musical Interludes, featuring Arizona State University School of Music: ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble; Wednesday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Tickets: Free (no museum admission required) • MIM Musical Interludes, featuring Arizona State University School of Music: “Picture Rachmaninoff” Stephen Cook, piano; Monday, April 30, 1 p.m. Tickets: Free (no museum admission required) www.theMIM.org

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Andrew Z Awards Diamond Studs to Anthem’s “Cutest Couple” Emily and Michael Stakes were the lucky winners of a “Cutest Couple” contest that Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry held on their Facebook page. Andrew Z’s cutest couple contest simply entailed submitting a cute couple photo to Facebook so that all of the viewers could vote for their favorite couple. Dozens of cute couples entered their photos but it was Emily and Michael who took the prize with 141 votes! Andrew Z said, “From their photo, we knew they really were a cute couple but when they stopped in our store and we got to meet them we also found out that Emily and Michael are very warm and friendly individuals.” They also got to meet their daughter, Lily Ann. Andrew’s son, Scott said, “If

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April 5 University Transfer Fair This event is your opportunity to meet representatives from local and state universities, gather admissions and tuition information, and hear about transferring your major or program of study, The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PVCC Black Mountain Campus (34250 N. 60th St.). Representatives from Arizona Christian University, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Midwestern University, Northern Arizona University, Ottawa University, University of Arizona and University of Phoenix will be present to answer questions and provide information. 602-493-2600 A p ri l 2 0 1 2

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April 7 Meet a Mexican/American Vaquero at Cave Creek Regional Park Step back in time to visit with a Mexican/American Vaquero. His world changed dramatically in 1848 when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo made him an American, without his ever leaving his home. When many Mexican Hacendados (ranch owners) packed up and went to Mexico, the vaqueros, cattle and horses were, more often than not, left behind. As Americans laid claim to the land and livestock, they found that they needed help handling the huge herds of wild, mean, feral, long-horned cattle and wild horses. That meant hiring the Mexican vaquero to teach them and their men how to be cowboys. Now, you can meet one of these intrepid herdsmen who became so influential in the shaping of the culture we now associate with the American cowboy. C.L. “Lee” Anderson, a living historian, and his horse Concho will guide you through this historical journey as you step back in time at Cave Creek Regional Park. You will relive the days of the Mexican cowboy as Lee reveals the hardships they had to endure. Take camping chairs or a comfortable blanket to sit on in the outdoor amphitheater, which is located behind the Nature Center; and plan to join Ranger Sarah for a campfire after this intriguing program! Bring your s’mores supplies and roasting sticks, if you would like! 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. www.maricopa.gov/parks/cave_creek

April 13 – 29 “Once Upon a Mattress” Starlight Community Theater presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” on two weekends from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 29 at Safeway Regency Center, 3655 W. Anthem Way, Suite B-119, Anthem. If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise in this rollicking musical spin on the familiar classic. This production features the direction of Barbara Surloff, who has produced and directed more than 100 shows in her 38-year career, vocal direction of Peter Wilson, choreography by Nathalie Velasquez, and a wonderful cast. Evening performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.starlightcommunitytheater.org. Adults $15, Students $12. At the door, cash only.

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April 14 Outlets at Anthem’s 9th Annual Strike-A-Pose Model Search The 9th Annual Strike-A-Pose Model Search is set for Saturday, April 14 at Outlets at Anthem. The four grandprize winners will be awarded a one-year modeling contract with FORD/Robert Black. In addition, Outlets at Anthem will select another ten winners to represent the center in their year-round print ad campaigns and televised appearances. Outlets at Anthem and FORD/Robert Black are looking for people in all sizes, including plus sizes, to walk the runway. “We’re looking for a group of individuals who represent our community for all the beauty it has to offer,” said Allison Treadwell, marketing and special events manager for Outlets at Anthem. “Outlets at Anthem is looking for boys, girls, women and men, sizes zero to eighteen, ages five to forty and everything in between—we know there are men and women in our Valley who may not realize they have that ‘it’ factor and we want to see them!” No prior modeling experience is necessary. All that is needed is a smiling face and a positive attitude. Registration is free and will take place on site starting at 7:30 a.m. on event day. Pre-registration is also available by going to the Outlets at Anthem at website and click on the “model search” link. The first 100 registrants to check in that day will receive a gift bag full of samples and coupons. 623-465-9500; www.outletsanthem.com

April 14 Canyon Church of Christ Open House Celebration Canyon Church of Christ is moving to a permanent location in Tramonto Crossing (across from the Good Egg) on North Valley Parkway, and are hosting an open house Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. Canyon Church of Christ was founded by minister Tom Riley, eight years ago. A small number of families in the Anthem area would meet in two different locations, before settling in at Diamond Canyon Elementary for the past few years. In July of last year, Tom moved back to Nashville, Tennessee to be closer to his aging parents and Tim Gunnells, moved from East Tennessee to help lead the church. Initially the church planned to build on land it owns in Anthem, but later they felt the Lord leading them in a new direction. The church now owns several buildings in Tramonto as well as more acreage for future expansion. The Canyon church is excited about its new surroundings and looks forward to expanding its influence into new communities. The new location is convenient to major roads and restaurants. Various new ministries and enhanced existing ministries are planned for the new location. The community is invited to share refreshments, meet the ministers and church members, and tour the facilities. 623-889-3388; tim@canyonchurch.org; www.canyonchurch.org A p ri l 2 0 1 2

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even ts April 15 Team Kyle Poker Run and Fun Ride Friends and family of Kyle Gabster, a 15-year-old Boulder Creek High School student from Desert Hills who requires a kidney transplant, invite you to join them on a fun ride to help raise needed funds to make Kyle’s need a reality. Beginning and ending at Connolly’s Sports Grill, 2605 W. Carefree Hwy., riders can expect a great day of fun, raffles, food and prizes. Registration takes place at Connolly’s Sports Grill 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the day of the ride, with the last bike (or other means of transport) set to leave at 12:30 p.m. Participation costs $20 for a single or $35 for riding double, which includes a t-shirt and food. MMI students receive a $5 discount. www.goteamkyle.weebly.com; teamkylegabster@gmail.com

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April 20-22 “Pirates of Penzance” ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will perform the concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic classic, “The Pirates of Penzance,” on April 20, 21 and 22 at Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center in Anthem. “ProMusica Arizona is delighted to present this production,” said Kevin Kozacek, founding director, and artistic director and conductor for the production. “The music is very well known; the song ‘I am a Major General’ has been parodied numerous times in movies and commercial advertisements, and the audience will laugh at the very witty lyrics throughout.” The show will be presented as a “concert version” of the production, not fully staged, but with all the original dialogue, music, and action, telling the story in a very interesting way, rather than just singing or playing excerpts from a show. In addition to the Chorale and Orchestra, PMAZ welcomes to the production several outstanding local area guest performers. Lead actors include Ryan Glover, a wonderful tenor from Mesa who has performed with Phoenix Opera and the Utah Festival Opera, and lead actress Allison Stanford. Stanford recently premiered a piece with the Bolivian National Symphony, and has a very extensive resume of performance throughout the Phoenix Valley with Arizona Opera, Symphony of the Southwest, and the March 17 concert of the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham with the Phoenix Symphony. April 20, 7:30 p.m., April 21, 7:30 p.m., April 22, 4 p.m. Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem Tickets: Adult $15, Senior $12.50, Students (18 and under) $10

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April 21 A Day for Curiosity, Discovery, Stewardship Black Canyon Heritage Park, a coalition of organizations including Black Canyon City Community Association, Black Canyon Historical Society, North Country Conservancy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the U.S. National Park Service, has chosen April 21 for a Grand Opening- Earth Day Celebration. Officially titled A Day for Curiosity, Discovery, Stewardship, their 2nd annual Earth Day event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will provide participants a variety of experiences to instill respect, responsibility, and stewardship for the surrounding area’s outstanding cultural, historical, recreation and environmental offerings. www.imagesaz.com/galleries/view/69/black-canyon-heritage-park

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April 27 – May 3 Anthem Businesses Invite You to Go on a Community Treasure Hunt! Shoppers who are looking for buried treasure will be able to find that and more as the Anthem business community invites the public to partake in an Anthem Community Treasure Hunt.

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April 28 & 29 7th Annual ACNV Regional Teen Art Competition Teen artists from regional schools will be exhibiting their artwork at the Art Council of the North Valley’s 7th Annual Teen Art Competition, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Anthem Art Gallery, 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Rd., Anthem. “Artists in Studio” will feature mixed media, ceramics, oil, acrylic, photography and more! The awards ceremony and reception will take place April 29 at 2:30 p.m. www.acnv.org; 623-516-2268

May 3 Gavilan Peak School Night of the Arts 2012 Gavilan Peak Elementary hosts it annual spring event, offering students, families and faculty the opportunity to experience student art exhibits, Band, Chorus and Mandarin performances while providing important support for its mission to inspire and entertain while educating school families and the community about the arts. This year’s event will feature: an incredible silent auction with more than 50 items up for bid including: Disneyland tickets, jewelry, music lessons, Boot Camp, museum and theater tickets, kids camps, Arizona getaways and so much more! In addition, there will be a dedicated gallery of student art imagined throughout the school year; an award ceremony honoring the fine art event contest winners; special band, chorus and Mandarin performances. All proceeds will benefit Gavilan Peak’s educational programs—especially the arts!

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May 5 Rotary Golf The Rotary Club of Anthem will host the 8th Annual Golf Tournament May 5, at the Anthem Golf & Country Club (AG&CC), Persimmon Golf Course. This year, a ladies’ tennis tournament will be added to the festivities and played on May 4. Tournament director and Rotary President Dave Newham, hopes to top last year’s effort of raising $15,000. As one of two major fundraising events held annually, the proceeds of the golf and tennis tournaments support Rotary’s charitable giving in Anthem as well as the Club’s dedication to polio eradication. “We are grateful to the many local businesses who have already contacted us to return as sponsors this year. At this time we know C&R Tire, Mid-First Bank, Whitman and Jackson CPA’s, Rayne of the North Valley and the Anthem Golf & Country Club will return to sponsor this event. We still have opportunities available for businesses to sponsor shirts, goody bags, a golf hole ($200) and more,” states Newham. One of the additional highlights of the event, the annual ball drop, provides an opportunity for a raffle ticket holder to win up to $5000. Ball drop raffle tickets ($20 per ticket) are on sale through Anthem Rotarians, or by calling or visiting the Edward Jones office 623-551-0523, located in the Anthem Safeway Shopping Plaza. Interested golfers and business sponsors may contact Dave Newham or Ray Norris for additional information. 480-433-1212; 623-551-3939

May 12 16th Annual Lobsterfest Lobsterfest is here again! Kiwanis of New River will be hosting their 16th Annual Lobsterfest on Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Station in New River (47020 N. Black Canyon Highway). Advance tickets are $25 or $30 at the door, however, there is no guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. These lobsters are LARGE at 1 ½ pounds each. There will be marinated steaks available for landlubbers. Either entrée is a huge value for the money. Proceeds benefit the New River Kiwanis which serves the New River community. Kiwanis of New River sponsors the New River Senior Center Terrific Kids program at New River Elementary School and maintains the Kiwanis Park in New River which has baseball fields, a playground and two large equestrian arenas that are available to the community. Come out and enjoy some succulent lobster for a good cause! www.newriverkiwanis.org Gigi: 623-465-0229

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A Step Back in Time Take the Frontier Hike at CCRP

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“Before we begin this hike, we require everyone to set their watch back 150 years,” said Bart Slade, a.k.a. Ron Heisner, historian and hike docent for Cave Creek Regional Park (CCRP). Wearing clothing appropriate to Arizona’s Territorial Period, Bart confided that under his alias as “Ron,” he formerly lived in Genoa, Illinois. He also disclosed that he has recently begun leaving his boots at home. “They really aren’t made for walkin’,” he noted with a smile. He now hides his hiking boots under a pair of period-correct gaiters. The leather roping cuffs on his wrists lend the final note of authenticity to our Frontier Hike leader. A 10-year resident of Arizona, Bart has been a gunfighter at Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, also with the Arizona Gunfighters. He has been in several Western movies; acted in a dinner theater in Cave Creek; and just finished acting “In the Devil’s Frying Pan,” a Centennial play about the history of Arizona presented by the Desert Foothills Theater in Cave Creek. Prior to coming to Arizona, Bart was a Western re-enactor and Civil War re-enactor in Illinois for over 20 years. He retired from teaching after 33 years, the last 29 at Kishwauke College in Northern Illinois. After ascertaining that most of his “students” for the morning were from out-of-state, Bart herded us towards the Slate Trail Trailhead, while he began regaling us with tales, trivia, and highlights of life in the area during Arizona’s Territorial period.

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It seems that the Tonto Apaches pretty much had the run of the place until Al Sieber, Chief of Scouts for the 5th Cavalry out of Fort McDowell, attacked one of their rancherias along Cave Creek and burned their winter supplies. This Christmas Eve engagement in 1873 was the first of several in the area that continued into

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Once again, Bart turned his attention to the Tonto Apache. As we passed evidence on the trail that horses had recently passed this way, Bart noted, “The land was the Indian’s college. He could gauge the speed that his enemy travelled by noting the distance between piles of manure, knowing that a horse evacuated approximately every 2 ½ hours. He also knew where to find water, and could thus anticipate the direction his enemy would take.” Back on the subject of Apaches, Bart regaled the group with stories of General Crook, Al Sieber, Tom Horn and other famous Indian fighters. He told of the Indian belief that the very bravest of warriors came back as Saguaros, which they called the ‘Sentinels of the Desert’. If the saguaro’s arms pointed down, they had been among the bravest of all. The old mining camp we visited is easy to pass unnoticed. It consists of old boards, broken and scattered over an area no larger than a quarter of an acre. Here the miner lived, worked and watched as the sun and moon made their daily journey across the sky, defining the rhythm of his existence. Nearby, Bart showed us the area that was used as a dump. It was filled with cans and metal of all shapes, sizes and description. One hiker pointed to a can near her foot and exclaimed, “Look that says Spam.” All that was left of a miner’s dream, as no significant gold strike was made in the area of the park. What they did find were crisocola, a turquoise-like rock used for making lessexpensive jewelry; magnesium; and white clay sold as a cure-all. Bart informed us that hard-rock mining laws created in 1875 are still in effect, in case we were interested in doing some prospecting. As we stopped to rest at the junction of Slate and Quartz trails, Bart fielded questions about homesteading, the Cartwrights of Cave Creek, the Flying Dutchman Mine, and many other subjects of historic and local interest. It was time to return to the trailhead, but as we began our return, Bart observed, “You’ll notice the scenery appears entirely different as we head back. That’s an added bonus, and there is no extra charge!” The Frontier Hike is one of many held monthly at CCRP. They are designed to interest all ages and cover many areas of Sonoran Desert life and life-styles. CCRP is constantly updating their website, so check-in frequently to find an event tailormade to your interests. Cave Creek Regional Park is located north of Carefree Highway, seven miles east of I-17 and two miles north on 32nd Street. Park admission is $6 per vehicle or $75 for a yearly vehicle pass. www.maricopa.gov/parks/cave_creek

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April Apple Award Winner: Chris Clute, Physical Education, Canyon Springs Elementary

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April Apple Award Winner:

Chris Clute, Physical Education, Canyon Springs Elementary

Chris Clute remembers his childhood fondly. He was the youngest of four brothers growing up in Olmsted Falls, Ohio; a suburb of Western Cleveland. He was a highly active child, who went to school, and like most of his peers, participated in sports. Chris played about every sport that was on offer: soccer, football, baseball and basketball. And when there was no game to participate or practice session to attend, he and his brothers would join in games of stickball with neighboring kids or would enjoy other outdoor activities such as building forts in the snow. Looking back, Chris identifies that physical activity was beneficial in multiple ways, “I was very active and restless. I always looked forward to Physical Education class as well as recess as an opportunity to burn off as much energy as possible. Needing physical activity and not always getting it in the school setting sometimes caused me to get in trouble as a youngster.” Whether it was his love of physical activities and sports, or his need to stay active to keep out of trouble, Chris decided early in life that he wanted to pursue a career in Physical Education. Citing the fact that there would be no way that he could hold down a desk job due to boredom, and the influence of his physical education and coaches during his high school years, Chris attended Ohio University and earned a degree in K-12 Education, before receiving his Masters Degree in Physical Education/Exercise & Sports Science from the University of Central Missouri. In 2007, Chris moved to Arizona and accepted a job in Chino Valley at Heritage Middle School before transferring to Canyon Springs in 2008. Chris has become a staple among the PE team, creating great experiences for students as noted by the School’s Principal, Tricia Graham, “Chris and his PE team truly work for the betterment of the students. They go above and beyond what is expected to ensure that student and school safety is at a premium, while also making PE fun. They are proactive in creating programs that endorse a healthy lifestyle, and they coach highly achieving teams at Canyon Springs.” A p ri l 2 0 1 2

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This semester, Canyon Springs Elementary became the first school in Arizona to introduce the Building Our Kids Success (more commonly known by the acronym BOKS) program, with Clute overseeing it’s introduction and implementation. BOKS, founded in 2009 by a group of mothers in Natick, Massachusetts, was inspired by the 2008 book “Spark”, by Dr. John Ratey of Harvard Medical School. In “Spark”, Dr. Ratey discusses the importance of exercise and the effects that it has as it relates to health and learning. Through a series of case studies, Dr. Ratey presents research to suggest that exercise may be our best defense to an array of ailments including, depression, ADD and Alzheimer’s, as well as being the catalyst for greater learning. This last point is emphasized by a revolutionary fitness program that was introduced in Naperville, Illinois, which has put the school district of 19,000 kids first in the nation of science test scores. International athletic shoe, apparel and accessory producer, Reebok, has recognized the importance of the BOKS program. It was Reebok who flew Principal Graham and teacher Clute to Boston, to receive the appropriate training in becoming the forerunner for BOKS in the state of Arizona. Tricia explained, “Chris and I went to Boston for a one-evening, one-day training

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at the Reebok World Headquarters on Jan. 19. We met Matt O’Toole, Chief Marketing Officer, Reebok Brand, BOKS Founder, Kathleen Tullie and the co-founders of the BOKS foundation, Jennifer Lawrence & Cheri Levitz as well as the Global PR Team at Reebok. We started our day at an Elementary School, participating in the BOKS program with students. We went back to Reebok World Headquarters for PR training, program background and curriculum training, which involved 10 minutes of sitting/ listening/learning sandwiched by physical activities and trainings on the Reebok basketball courts. It took me three days to walk without flinching or groaning in pain!” The BOKS program is held two mornings per week, for twelve weeks, prior to school for students in 1st through 4th grades. The program gets kids moving in the morning and having fun. It uses functional fitness, which are movements that mimic life; running, jumping, throwing, squatting, etc. The goal is to have an impact on the kids in order to help boost their academic and physical performance, in addition to their overall confidence and well-being. The emphasis is on fitness, not competitive sports. The program also addresses the topic of nutrition through a section titled BOKS-BITS. Chris explains, “At the end of every BOKS session there is BOKS BITS time frame. This time is dedicated to eating healthy and making healthy


“I am beginning to see students that are excited to wake up an hour earlier just for the opportunity to be active and social before the start of the school day.” choices. Students in the 1st-4th grade age group often do not know the difference between what is good for you and what is not. The BOKS BITS time is critical in helping students to make healthy choices both today and throughout their lives.” While the program is in it’s infancy, Chris is already feeling the reward for undertaking the pioneering role in Arizona, “I had been hyping up BOKS for weeks leading up to the first session and began to get a little nervous myself as to what to expect being the pilot school for the state of Arizona to start the program. As soon as the first day started I could tell the program would be a success based on how much fun the kids were having and how hard they were working. I am now seeing that the BOKS participants are excited to be a part of the program and are eager for more. After the first day teachers were letting me know that students could not wait to share with the rest

of the class how much fun they were having at BOKS. I am beginning to see students who are excited to wake up an hour earlier just for the opportunity to be active and social before the start of the school day.” Despite the fact that there has not been enough time to collect any significant data, the fact that the demand for the BOKS program is already pushing capacity at Canyon Springs suggests that it is already a raging success among students, parents and faculty. The Canyon Springs community is fortunate to have a teacher and school administration that is progressive, proactive and fearless enough to introduce such a program. And if other schools in the district were to follow suit, the entire community would be grateful for the potential betterment of our children’s academic, physical, and social behaviors.

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C hamber Profile

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Hampton Inn 42415 N.41st Dr. Anthem, AZ 85086 623-465-7979 www.hamptoninnanthem.com

There’s a New GM inTown free business services for guests and it’s an award-winning hotel with outstanding customer service. The Hampton Inn is the only hotel in Anthem and one of only a handful in the North Gateway area.

Upcoming Chamber Events Business for Breakfast Thurs., April 12 from 7 - 8:15 a.m.

It’s also a regular host of the Anthem North Gateway Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business breakfasts.

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Ladies’ Luncheon Wed., April 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Speaker: Gelie from NetworkingPhoenix.com RSVP to Bonnie Smith bonsmith@firstam.com by Friday, April 20. Cafe Provence at 39504 N. Daisy Mtn. Rd.

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Welcome Jennifer Fishell to Anthem. As the new general manager for the Hampton Inn Phoenix/ Anthem, she happily shared what she thinks has been the secret to the hotel’s success and how she plans to maintain that success. The Hampton Inn in Anthem has been open for 13 years. In addition to comfortable, clean rooms, the hotel offers meeting space for up to 100 people,

“Our number one mission is to provide outstanding service to our guests,” said Fishell. “We strive to make our hotel part of our guests’ memories. We want to be part of their story so they tell as many people about us as possible.” But as Fishell points out, great service can’t happen without enthused team members. So the company also places a strong emphasis on its employees and the community.

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“I have an absolute open-door policy here, welcoming any and all questions and ideas,” said Fishell. “We recognize and celebrate employees at our monthly meetings, and we let our employees nominate the employee of the month. And our company believes in investing in its employees, providing education to help them advance their careers and promoting within.” Each hotel is encouraged to support its community’s needs, participating in local organizations and providing an outlet for the community to promote itself. “We highlight local events on our website and include them in our newsletter,” said Fishell. “We’re always looking for ways to partner with local businesses. These activities help us provide resources to our guests, but they also help us promote and support our community.” One of the community organizations that Fishell and her predecessors support is the Anthem North Gateway Chamber. “As a community we have to help each other thrive and the Chamber is such an important part of that,” said Fishell. “As someone new to this area, I look forward to getting to know as many people as possible and really feel part of the community, and I think the Chamber has already been a big help in this way.” Fishell said she appreciates the network that comes with the Chamber, being able to consult other members for referrals and recommendations. It has been especially helpful in her search for companies to help with hotel renovations. As tourism picks up a bit in the area, Fishell is charged with making sure she gets that traffic to choose her hotel. She is quick to highlight the amenities and activities around Anthem, including Ben Avery Shooting Facility and Lake

Pleasant. Not only are these facilities that she enjoys personally, they’re great tourist attractions. “I’m concentrating on bringing larger groups to the area and working with local businesses to enhance our guests’ experiences,” she said. “Our businesses help each other thrive and without each other we wouldn’t be able to do what we can do together.” When asked how she knows she has done a good job or when her staff has done their jobs, she said the goal is to make sure that every person who walks out of the Hampton Inn leaves wearing a smile. “It’s really what I would suggest that every business aims for,” she said. “When you have happy customers, word spreads and they come back again and again.” Fishell is an Arizona native from Peoria. She’s been working in the hospitality industry for more than 10 years and recently relocated to Anthem from Sedona. “I love the balance of the small-town atmosphere but having access to so much,” said Fishell. “Everything is so clean and fresh and everyone is so friendly.” Fishell is enthusiastic about Anthem, and she is just as enthusiastic about her new role. “Working with people is hands down the best part of this industry. I love being able to help create memories for our guests,” she said. “And I couldn’t be prouder to be the general manager of an award-winning team of people.”

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Tea Time

It was as if we were at the heart of a maze. We were overwhelmed by the enormity of the tasks ahead. Mary had given us a bottle of milk and a spoonful of loose tea, and so, unable to decide what to do, we did what all Irish men and women do: we had tea. Suddenly, the sun appeared and not for the first or last time we felt it uplifting us and changing everything. It seemed like a holiday. Niall Williams and Christine Breen, O Come Ye Back to Ireland

Writer Stephanie Maher Palenque

One of the greatest cultural impressions I took away from my first trip to Ireland with my dad was that, no matter where we

went or whom we visited, the first thing that we were offered

was tea and brown bread. It seemed ingrained in everyone, no matter what their age or where in the country they lived. It seemed automatic and effortless. And it was always so delicious and comforting. It was something I could count on. Perhaps Irish actress Roma Downey explained this sense of stability through tea best when she shared in a recent interview, “Growing up in Ireland, when my family received important news, good or bad, we would boil water and make tea. It was the first thing I did when my father died in 1984.

This ritual allowed me a moment to take in the enormity of what had happened. Pausing between stimulus and response allows you to show up in your life.”

This moment to “pause between stimulus and response” is exactly the reason why Jo Gemmill, owner and operator of the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, has never, and will never, serve take-out tea in paper cups.

Jo explains, “The coffee industry is built on the need to be on the run, get your caffeine fix and go. On the other hand, when tea is served in bone china, it takes time to steep sufficiently and be enjoyed in a relaxed setting.” It is a situation that creates the time that we so desperately need to sit, reflect on

life, and enjoy a few quiet moments.

It is evident that Americans hunger for this bit of time carved out in their day. In the past 10 years since Jo opened the English

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Rose Tea Room, she has seen her business triple. “A busy day for us used to be 60 seatings. Now a busy day would be about 180.”

In fact, in the first years the English Rose Tea Room was open, Jo viewed her business as a seasonally popular destination, and she closed throughout the summer. In recent years, she realized that, at the

end of the summer, she had received hundreds of voicemails from prospective customers interested in making reservations. Jo realized that by opening year-round, she would be able to service the needs

of the community and keep her hard-working, loyal staff employed year-round, rather than hiring seasonally – certainly a “win-win” situation.

This has certainly been a beneficial situation for her customers in and around Carefree. The English Rose

Tea Room has become not only a popular destination for residents and tourists to enjoy wonderful tea,

homemade scones and tea sandwiches in a beautifully appointed, relaxed setting, but also a place to shop for china and unique gifts and decor right next door. Patrons may also have their tea leaves read!

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beverage; it has become an event. With the exception of water, there is not an older drink in civilization than

tea. For almost 5,000 years, this drink has been a sources of medicine, meditation, piracy, political upheaval, congregation and superstition.

Tea is of the genus camellia and the species

sinesis and is native to Central and Eastern Asia. There are three types of tea: black, green and oolong. The process used to prepare the leaves

establishes the tea’s classification, while oxidation determines its color, body and flavor.

Tea has been enjoyed for its medicinal properties for

many years. There are studies done everyday that confirm what people have known for years: drinking tea has multiple and significant health benefits. Tea contains antioxidants, protects your bones and teeth (tea

actually contains fluoride and tannins that keep plaque at bay), it bolsters your immune defenses, protects against cancer, may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke and increases your metabolism. It also is calorie-free (unless you add sugar and milk) and it has about two-thirds less caffeine than coffee.

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T Tea Tips

Drinking tea can be an art, and those who do it well can sometimes intimidate those of us who aren’t sure of what we’re doing. However, it would be a travesty to let that keep you away from enjoying a relaxing cup of tea. Here are some tips for enjoying the gentile art of tea drinking.

• I have been told that “real” tea drinkers don’t add milk to their tea. In actuality, most tea is enhanced by milk (except for Earl Grey and some fruity blends). Just stay away from cream, which can overpower your tea.

• Do not add milk and lemon in your tea at the same

time. The lemon will curdle your milk!

• After three to four hours, do not use your tea bag

for infusing another cup of tea.

• Do not use hard water to make your tea. The hard

minerals, calcium, chlorine and other impurities will destroy the flavor of your tea and be bad for your health, too. Use bottled water unless you have a water softener in your home.

• Do not let your tea bag infuse for too long. Otherwise, your cup of tea will be very strong, dark and bitter.

• Regardless of what you have seen in movies,

drinking from your teacup with your pinky extended is a complete “no-no.”

• Try not to clink the spoon in the cup as your stir the

tea and remember to take the spoon out of the cup and lay it to the side in the saucer before drinking it.

With the dawn of spring, and the temperate weather, take time to enjoy a cup of tea at the English Rose Tea Room, or right on your own patio with friends and family. Plan ahead for it, and enjoy it! English Rose Tea Room www.carefreetea.com 480-488-4812

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Easter

Services By Stephanie Maher Palenque In the weeks preceding Easter Sunday there will be many plans made for celebrating the holiday. Some of our plans may include Easter Eggs and baskets, Easter bunnies, and lavish meals shared with family and friends. This Easter Sunday, take time to reflect on the true meaning of Easter and share some time with your faith family. Here is a list of communities of faith in this area, and details about how they plan to celebrate this most holy day.

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Arizona Hills Community Church Easter Sunday, April 8: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Location: Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center (Children’s programs for nursery through teens are available for both services).

Canyon Church of Christ Easter Sunday, April 8 Free Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m. Easter Service follows breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Location: 34975 N. North Valley Parkway,

Worship Services: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Location: 105 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix

Fellowship Church Sunday, April 8 Easter Service: 10 a.m. Location: 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem

Enjoy meaningful discussions and explanations in a warm and festive atmosphere. Whether you are a Seder veteran with answers for all four questions, or a curious explorer with forty questions of your own, the Chabad Seder offers a stimulating and satisfying experience. The Seders will take place on April 6 at 7 p.m. and April 7 at 7:45 p.m. at the Rabbi’s home. Cost is $36 per adult, $20 per child. For more information and the location please call 623-349-1770 or email

Services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Northgate church Easter Sunday, April 8 Biblical Discovery: 9 a.m. Modern Worship: 10 a.m. Eggstravaganza Kid’s Event: 11:30 a.m. Location: 
 34835 N. 7th St., Phoenix

Spur Cross Cowboy Church Easter Sunday, April 8 Outdoor service at 7:30 a.m. followed by pastries, coffee and fellowship. 9 a.m. Easter egg hunt 9:30 a.m. service Location: 
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Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8: 8:30 a.m. Traditional 9:30 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Contemporary Location: 39808 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem

Christ’s Church at the Crossroads Saturday, April 7: 6th Annual Community Family Picnic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to all including free food, fun activities for the kids, and a massive Egg Scavenger Hunt filled with candy and prizes. Picnic Location: Anthem Community Park Easter Sunday, April 8: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Location: Anthem Elementary

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Living Stations of the Cross and Lenten Dinner Friday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Spirituality Center Check the bulletin for details & dinner ticket sales The Tridiuum (Holy Week) in the Spirituality Center: Holy Thursday- April 5, 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8: 7 a.m., 9 a.m., & 11 a.m. in the Spirituality Center 9:30 a.m. at the Mission of the Good Shepherd
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Relay for

Writer Stephanie Maher Palenque Photographer Jerri Parness

Life

One thing about life is that no matter how similar a situation that one shares with another, each person’s journey is a little bit different. There is no better proof of this than when you learn about the road each person has traveled in his or her fight against cancer. The survivors who take part in Relay for Life do have one thing in common: they understand the value of life, and they acknowledge that each day is a gift. Read on to share in the journeys of three local residents who are survivors who will proudly wear purple on April 28th.

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Irma Poznecki has been a bright and positive part of Anthem for many years, and has become a well-known, smiling face in the community. The news that changed Irma’s life forever came during her Brownie Troop’s Christmas Party that year. At the urging of her doctor, Irma had a mammogram followed by some other tests. She had asked her doctor to call with the results of her pathology test as soon as they were available. When she took the call she left the party, only to return a newly-diagnosed cancer patient. Irma shares, “My body froze, my heart began to race, I felt winded and I choked back tears. In an instant, my mind was bombarded with fleeting thoughts: ‘What did she say? Me? Cancer? What? How am I going to tell Bill? My mom? My babies?’ All that, and more, in an instant!”

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Irma’s life changed in that instant, although the direction of her life remained unchanged. “I’ve always had faith in God and focus on my family. This did, however, make me appreciate the people in my life a whole lot more, especially my husband and three children,” Irma shares. Irma was diagnosed with a slow-growing form of breast cancer called infiltrating ductal carcinoma – the most common type of breast cancer, which forms in the lining of a milk duct within the breast. A short while later she was scheduled for a lumpectomy, followed by radiation. Irma wonders if God put her in this position to help spread his word. She explains, “My faith in Him has grown even more and has never dwindled. I feel He gives me the strength to face each day. When routine follow-ups arouse fear and anxiety within me, I still calm myself down by talking to God.” Irma has employed a mantra that helps her get through those tough times. Irma says, “My mantra became ‘Think positive. Then, I created a little symbol, ‘+T’ (positive Thinking) then I quickly replaced the plus sign with a symbol of the cross. I often drew it on the palm of my hand as a constant reminder that God is always with me; I’m never alone. That little symbol and those words still bring me a tremendous amount of calming and inner peace. Whatever my fears and pains, whatever lies ahead, I journey with God in my heart and constant positive thoughts.” According to Irma, the best thing about Relay For Life is that it celebrates survivors of all cancers. The second best thing is that it is all about the community coming together in a friendly atmosphere. This year there is an educational aspect to Relay, as well. Teams will have informational posters

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at their campsites/booths. Community members might just pick up a fact or two about various cancers including causes, statistics and how to protect themselves. Irma shares, “People will feel good, emotional, and happy they took part in this community event. Relay For Life is like a big community festival where people are free to come and go as they please until midnight. This will be the 6th annual Relay For Life event in Anthem and each year the event grows. The entire community is invited to join this amazing event.” Look for Irma and her family at the Relay for Life on April 28!

I met my husband when I was 18 and he was 24 – we will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this Halloween. As young people we were constantly discussing, debating, laughing and teasing – we are best friends and have always truly enjoyed each other’s company. This youthful nature of our relationship has carried us through twenty years of adventures together. One thing you can be sure of, is we have never been at a loss for words.– until the morning that his urologist, Dr. Ken-ryu Han delivered the news that he had testicular cancer. From that moment in the office, the walk outside, and for most of the car ride home the silence could be cut with a knife. The problem was so much greater and scarier than anything we had ever dealt with before. It was like a great dark cloud looming above us, and there was nothing that either of us could do to make it go away. Two weeks earlier we had visited the doctor, expecting to hear that the pain Jaime was experiencing was due to kidney stones, which have been a problem in the past. Instead, we learned that his scans were suspicious for cancer, and Jaime was scheduled for surgery early the next week. Cancer is not something that runs in Jaime’s family, and there was nothing that could have shocked us more than that diagnosis. Jaime’s cancer was caught early, but was an aggressive form of cancer, and he was scheduled for a few rounds of chemotherapy that lasted a grueling five days in a row each time. He did not miss a beat, and went to his job

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Today, Jaime is cancer-free, and he, like most cancer survivors, has regular scans to ensure that he has a clean bill of health. Jaime explains, “Whenever my six month and annual check ups and scans are approaching, all of the worries and concerns come back again.” But with the help of other survivors and people who share his journey, he is learning to handle and manage those fears. Jaime is glad to have been invited by Irma to join the Relay for Life, where he can celebrate life and survival with a wonderful group of survivors.

Childhood is typically supposed to be a carefree, innocent time of life. Children’s worries and fears should be few and limited to things like whether or not they performed well on a pop quiz, and whether the boogeyman will materialize when they turn out the lights at night. Some children, however, have much more on their plates than the typical childhood fears and concerns. When young people are waiting for medical test results rather than school test results, and the “boogeyman” isn’t a fictitious character, but rather the embodiment of serious illness, childhood is all but lost. Ashley Moore, age 12, was a typical student at Canyon Springs School until she was blindsided by illness that turned her entire life upside down. Ashley’s mom, Renee, received a call from the school nurse on Jan. 18, 2011 to let her know that Ashley eyesight went out for a short time and she was also complaining of headaches, back and neck pain. Renee recalls, “I picked her up from school and she slept through the next day. By Friday night, she still wasn’t feeling well so I climbed into bed with her that night and we slept. At 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, I woke up to the sound of Ashley patting the bed beside her saying, “Mommy, are you there? I can’t see anything.” Renee and Ashley went straight to Deer Valley’s John C. Lincoln where Ashley underwent many tests and bloodwork. Renee shares, “When the doctor entered the room and said that she needed a word with me and Ashley’s dad, I knew something was wrong.” Indeed, something was wrong. They had discovered a large mass on Ashley’s brain, and they made plans to transport her immediately to St. Joseph’s, where they put a drain in for the spinal fluid that was resting on her brain due to the mass and immediately took her into surgery on Monday, Jan. 24 to remove some of the mass. Instantly, Ashley and her family lives had changed.

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Doctors followed up with radiation and oral chemotherapy, which was difficult for Ashley because she had never swallowed pills before. Renee opened each capsule and mixed it into applesauce for Ashley. Results were very good after the initial chemotherapy term, until this past December, when tests showed that the cancer was growing again near the brainstem. Doctors changed her chemotherapy to infusion IV chemotherapy that was done every 14 days in clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. On Feb. 13 Ashley started complaining of severe headaches and Renee rushed her down to the emergency room. Ashley was then transported over to the emergency room at Phoenix Children’s Hospital where she had a PET scan done that showed fluid collecting on the brain again. On Feb. 15 Ashley had surgery to drain the fluid. She is now back on oral chemotherapy, although this time she is taking smaller capsules. Ashley’s life has changed in a number of ways since her initial diagnosis, and even though it has been difficult, and Ashley will be the first one to say, “Cancer sucks!” she has taken all of the changes in stride. Ashley has homebound teachers visit since her initial diagnosis. At first, Mrs. Dueling from Canyon Springs School would visit her home after a full day of teaching in the traditional classroom. “She was just wonderful,” shares Renee. Ashley still enjoys a great friendship with her friends, Savanna, Jasmine, Jess and Emily, and her thirty-three-year-old aunt Natalie who has stage four cancer and who will sometimes come and spend time with Ashley and get her out of the house to go to the movie theatre. Ashley is looking forward to turning thirteen this year, being “a teen” as she likes to refer to it. She is ill, but she always thinks about others who are ill and she wants to embrace what they are feeling and provide support. Relay for Life is one way that she can do that. Look for her on April 28!

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If you’re wanting another boring Saturday night hanging out in front of the television with frozen pizza and a glass of ice water, stop right here. This isn’t for you. For everyone else, it’s time again for the Mr. B.C. pageant! Join 11 contestants Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Boulder Creek High School as they ham it up and entertain the crowd as they compete for titles in talent, impersonation, formal wear and interview portions of the show. It’s all for fun – and all for charity. This year’s contestants include Trevor Bonifasi, Sean Pratt, Rob Dale, Sam Rabichow, Houston Hill, Vinny Paterno, Cameron Rexroat, Beau Kitson, Danny Cox, Weston Newell and Austin Farnlof. They’ll be showing off some serious skills (or making them up if they don’t have any notable talent), and raising money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Several students in the Boulder Creek High School community are in medical fights for their lives. This year, the annual event will be dedicated to helping them and others in similar situations. Mr. B.C. contestants are nominated members of the senior class and compete to win the votes of the students, faculty, community and judges of the event. Each one has his own talent and personality, and there’s not a single loser in the bunch. The contestants are (in alphabetical order by first name):

Austin Farnlof Austin is from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He moved to Anthem in 1999 with his family when his parents accepted jobs here. Following graduation, he will be moving to Fargo, North Dakota to attend North Dakota State University, where he hopes to take his talents and education to the next level and begin another new chapter in life. He loves weight training and spending time at the lake, and says God is very important in his life. He names Katie Wagner as the most inspirational person in his life because she’s shown him that giving up is not an option, no matter the circumstances. “I love this community,” he says.

Beau Kitson Beau has lived in the community for 13 years, but this year is his first at Boulder Creek. He is very close to his friends and family. As the oldest of five children, he has been a great leader and role model to his siblings. He began playing football at the age of eight, and has earned a scholarship to Colorado Mesa University to play football at a collegiate level. “From being around and involved in this community for so long, I have loved working with kids so much that I want to be an educator and give back to this community when I am older. I love this place!” he says. He shows his humor when asked why he deserves to be Mr., B.C. “I want to be king of the school,” he told us.

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Cameron Rexroth Cameron was born in Phoenix, and loves to shop, sing, dance and direct with his fellow acting troupe at Boulder Creek. He plans to attend Scottsdale Community College, then transfer to Arizona State University to earn a degree in Psychology with a minor in Global Health. He says the most inspirational person in his life is his partner of three years, Adam Schodde. Adam has always been there for Cameron, and he loves spending time with him. Cameron also says he wants to raise the bar on diversity in the Mr. B.C. pageant. “I’ve wanted (the title of Mr. B.C.) since my freshman year, and I show diversity in the community,” he adds.

Danny Cox Danny is from Tempe, originally. He enjoys playing basketball, surfing and “krumping with my homies.” After graduation, he plans to attend Arizona State University to pursue a career in physical therapy. The most inspirational people in his life include his grandparents, his aunt, Robyn, and friend Katie Wagner. He says they all motivate them to strive for greatness every day. Memories of last year’s state championship basketball game include his most embarrassing high school incident, when he lost his drawers in front of the entire audience, which fits right in with his goal to make an impact everywhere he goes. “The mix of my looks and my personality is my recipe for success,” he told us.

Houston Hill Houston is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, but moved to Anthem a little over 12 years ago. He loves the outdoors, spending time with his friends and long boarding and hiking when the opportunity arises. After school, he plans to attend U of A to pursue a career in medicine. He draws inspiration from church, as well as his parents and other positive influences around him. His most embarrassing school moment occurred during his eighth grade promotion speech. “When I messed up in front of all of my peers and their families, as well as my teachers, it was pretty embarrassing,” he admits. Hopefully, Mr. B.C. competition will go more smoothly for him! He says he deserves to win “because I love everybody.”

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Rob Dale Rob has been a leader throughout his high school career. As president of the lacrosse club and captain of the team, as well as a member of Student Government, he has shown a great deal of ambition. He plans to earn a law degree with a focus on Native American law and someday enter politics on the Navajo Nation. He says the most admirable people in his life are his grandparents because they show fairness to everyone. Asked why he deserves to be Mr. B.C., he says, “Because I’m funny and nice and brown. It’s a good trisect.”

Sam Rabichow Sam grew up in Southern California until seventh grade, when his family moved to Anthem. He has made good use of the academic opportunities at Boulder Creek and plans to pursue a major in Astronautical Engineering at Stanford, University of Southern California or Duke. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Sam has been working as an intern, assisting in graduate-level research at ASU’s Department of Physics. He plays as hard as he works, though, and whenever he gets the chance, he can be found long boarding across Anthem or running trails up Daisy Mountain. He says that, while fame and fortune would be nice, he aims to live life to the fullest and find happiness wherever life takes him. “In my four years here at Boulder Creek, I have made it my utmost goal to give back to the community that has given so much to me.”

Sean Pratt Sean is originally from Gilbert, but came to Anthem as a first grader. He plans to attend UTI and GCC after high school. The most inspirational people in his life have been his grandfathers. “They show me that working hard and supporting your family makes a great man,” he explains. His most embarrassing moment in high school involved flying his underwear on a flagpole at camp. He says he deserves to be Mr. B.C. because, “I love my mother.”

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Trevor Bonifasi Trevor has lived in Arizona all his life, and plans to attend Fort Lewis College to play football, and, of course, go to school, too. He loves to play sports, listen to music and hang out with his friends. He says his dad is the most inspirational person in his life because he’s pushed him to excel in all he does. As a sophomore, he was put into a varsity football game with only two minutes left, and he threw the winning touchdown. That favorite high school memory will only be trumped by winning the crown of Mr. B.C. Asked why he deserves the title of Mr. B.C., he tell us, “Because ‘Mr. Bonifasi’ is too long.”

Vinny Paterno Vinny is probably the most comedic of the group of Mr. B.C. contestants. He loves sports, having played on the football team for three years and participated in varsity wrestling all four high school years. He likes to have a good time with his friends and family. You might catch him on Saturday nights doing a little karaoke with his best friend, Beau Kitson. “I love my school,” he says.

Weston Newell Weston was born in Carrolton, Texas, and says the most inspirational people in his life are his “beautiful mother,” Kelley, his “knowledgeable father” Ed, and his “loving sister” Lauren. He plans to continue his successful basketball career at the collegiate level while majoring in Kinesiology, and eventually turning his major into a career in physical therapy. When he is not in class or on the court, he loves hanging out with friends, his girlfriend Maggie, or enjoys a good book. He showed impressive talent during the annual Homecoming “Cheerleaders” dance this year, performed with some of his fellow senior boys. He says he thanks Boulder Creek staff and students for the opportunity to compete in the Mr. B.C. competition. “I’ve spent four years here at Boulder Creek being part of the school,” he says. “In return, it’s become part of me.”

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Road Less Traveled Month 11: Mark Davis Writer Amanda Christmann Larson Photographer Jerri Parness

I’ve set out on a mission to find 12 remarkable people in 12 months. I want to know what makes them tick ... what inspires them and how they ended up on that uncharted path. Has it been worth it? Would they change it? What can I learn from them? What does the world have to learn from them? I’m about to find out by letting them take me along their roads less traveled. I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, back in the days when lazy summer afternoons were spent with neighborhood kids in all-day baseball and whiffle ball tournaments. We’d usually play in the neighbors’ yard because their mom worked and never seemed to notice if we’d trampled her flowers. We used rocks, trees and chain link fence posts as bases, and if we got thirsty, we’d take a swig from the garden hose. Living in St. Louis, we pretended to be players like Ozzie Smith, Joaquin Andujar, Keith Hernandez and Willie McGee. We practiced our Pete Rose slides on the grass if it rained, and packed Hubba Bubba bubble gum in our cheeks to look like chew. When we weren’t playing baseball, we were watching it on television. Those times were long before the days of Internet and nosy paparazzi, and pro players were revered with a certain legend-like quality. They were larger than life, and there wasn’t a kid in the county, tomboys like me included, who didn’t dream of the big leagues. About that same time, Mark Davis had the same dreams in California. The difference was, though, that he really had the talent. With a powerful left-handed fastball, he was turning heads and wowing coaches from an early age. At the age of 19, long after we’d hung up our bats and packed away our gloves, he got called up from the minors as the second youngest player in the league to pitch in his first two pro games

for the Phillies, and went on to play for the Giants, Padres, Royals, Braves and Brewers. That first game was the thrill of a lifetime for the teenager from Livermore, California. “I was excited,” he says. “It’s all I ever wanted to do. I made the “A” ball team. Back then, everybody came to spring training, so I got to work out with all of these guys I’d looked up to for years … Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, Tug McGraw. It was the thrill of my life at that point. I kept thinking, ‘Man, I can’t believe I’m in this clubhouse!” Those early years were leaner than my neighborhood friends and I imagined: the Major League minimum wage when Davis first signed was $14,000. Players showed up not because they were searching for fame and fortune, but because they wanted to be in the game. It was a far cry from the $450,000 minimum Major League players start at now. Then again, times were different. Today, most players spend several years in the minor leagues, where their skills are honed so that, someday, they can step up to the big leagues. Like Mark’s early days in baseball, minor league players earn very little for their hard work, and like Mark, they have to have passion for the game and be willing to sacrifice in order to get a chance at the Bigs. Many sacrifice for years and never get their big break, but as long as they’ve got a uniform on their back, they’ve got an opportunity and the hope of making it.

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“Ask anybody who plays, and they’ll say they just want to play baseball,” Mark explains. “Every morning, I’d get up thinking, ‘Man, this is what I want to do.’ As I grew up, it was all I wanted to do, and as I got older, they let me do it.” In 1981, after an arm injury, he continued to work out with the team, but was working the phones in the ticket office to cover his bills. He didn’t mind, though, because he was still living and breathing baseball. It was no surprise, then, that a girl in the AA affiliate office caught his eye.

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That first game was the thrill of a lifetime for the teenager from Livermore, California. “I was excited,” he says. “It’s all I ever wanted to do. I made the “A” ball team. Back then, everybody came to spring training, so I got to work out with all of these guys I’d looked up to for years … Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, Tug McGraw. It was the thrill of my life at that point. I kept thinking, ‘Man, I can’t believe I’m in this clubhouse!”

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“I saw her, and I said, ‘That’s who I’m going to marry,’” he says. Sure enough, he did, and 30 years later, they’re still going strong. He was doing just fine as a relief pitcher, but it wasn’t until 1987 when he was traded to the San Diego Padres mid-season that his career really took off. He became the Padres’ closer in 1988, earning 28 saves and a spot on the All-Star game roster. He improved on that performance in 1989, leading the league with 44 saves in 65 games, and holding an impressive 1.85 ERA. In the season’s last month, none of the 19 runners on base when he entered the game scored a single run. His impressive record earned him the Cy Young Award that year— only the fourth closer to earn the award in its prestigious history. No closer would win the National League Cy Young again until 2003, when Éric Gagné finally earned the honor in 2003. The next year, Mark continued settling into a new team and a new routine. He wore a number of different uniforms, from Royals blue to Braves and Phillies red and back to Padres blue. After brief stints with the Marlins, Brewers and Diamondbacks, he finally retired in 1997. In a 15-season career, Mark posted a 51-84 record with a 4.17 ERA and 96 saves in 624 games pitched. It was a sometimes difficult but purposeful life, with a growing household and patient and flexible wife willing to root for his team, whatever jersey he wore. “After the first time you get traded, you realize that baseball is a business,” he now recalls. “You look at things differently at 36 than you do at 20. Road trips get longer, and all of those things that are exciting and new for the first few years start to become familiar.” Despite his career demands, he always had support from home. “Candy was really good about being able to change directions when we needed to. As far as being a baseball wife, her temperament is really good for that.” While Mark reported to the field, Candy stayed home between games – wherever that was – and raised their four children. “Candy runs the house. She’s the boss. That’s more than a full-time job with four kids and a husband.” Their daughters, Taylor, now 26, married and living in San Diego, and Madison, 23 and living in Kansas, both work with preschoolers.


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Oldest son Logan, 20, is a sophomore at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, where he is following in his father’s footsteps and playing baseball. He, too, has big league dreams, and is carving out a spot for himself as a versatile infielder. CJ, the couple’s youngest son, is a junior at Cactus Shadows High School and found his own sports in basketball. He wants to play college basketball, and has seen by example that with hard work, talent and a little bit of luck, that goal is attainable. “All of my kids have found their own passions in life and enjoy everything they do,” Mark says proudly. “I didn’t care what my kids did, I just wanted them to do what they liked. You can’t expect your kids to be you. They’re going to have their own experiences, their own desires, and their own passions.” After retirement, Mark stuck with the game he’s known all of his life, becoming a pitching coach for the Diamondbacks. In 2005, he began coaching for Kansas City, and accepted a position coordinating for the Arizona League Royals in 2011. This year, he’s coaching for the Royals’ Minor League team in Surprise. Besides enjoying the beautiful desert weather, he’s appreciating the role of being a coach and mentor for young players. “As a coach, it is extremely rewarding to see one of your players do something in August that they weren’t able to do in June, and actually understand why they’re doing it,” he says. He’s enjoyed being part of the development of a number of players who have now gone on to play in the big leagues, including pitchers Brandon Webb, Jose Valverde and Danny Duffy, among others. “Out of all the guys I have on my team, I don’t know which guys are going to make it to the big leagues. It’s neat to see when it clicks for a guy. I tell everyone to work hard and get everything they can out of the opportunity so that they can look back and say they did everything they could to fulfill their dream. You don’t want to look back when you’re 35 and say you wish you would have done it differently.” Like all passions, Mark’s career has grown and changed through the years, but baseball has never, and will probably ever be something he’s outgrown. It’s so much a part of his life that it’s difficult to discern where baseball ends and the rest of his life begins. That’s the difference, I think, between dreaming of a life, and living a life’s dream. It is a road less traveled, but if there was ever any other path for Mark, he has never walked it. Instead, he has cultivated that childhood dream with love, grit and determination, and turned it into a lifetime of accomplishment. “It’s all I’ve done my whole life,” he says with a grin. “It’s still fun to get up in the morning and go to the ballpark. I’ll keep doing it until it’s not fun anymore.” A p ri l 2 0 1 2

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The Station is the symbol that welcomes travelers to Arizona with its Western entertainment and all-natural ingredients. With a building aging back to 1860, its reopening in March has been the talk of the town, lassoing locals and residents from all over. Featuring weekly live entertainment including live music, singing contests, comedy shows and cook-offs, The Station serves as a social spot for anyone looking for a good time. April 14 brings The Station’s First Annual Chili Cook-off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. raising funds for local families in need. This family-friendly event features silent auction items, games, live music, and chili seasoned all day. Patrons can anticipate mouth-watering home-style dishes like the Buckaroo BBQ Chicken, Six Shooter Seared Salmon and No Bull Burgers. The Station prides itself in making a difference in the standard of quality food. All chicken, meat and fish are 100 percent natural with no added preservatives or fillers. And true homestyle cooking means making food from scratch such as corn chowder that includes roasting whole corn cobs in-house and shaving off the kernels for the soup. You can truly taste the difference. Cheers to great grub and good times!

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North Valley Family Dentistry 623-551-9200 42104 N. Venture Drive, Building E www.myanthemdentist.com West Valley Pediatric Dentistry 623-935-9873 3618 W. Anthem Way, Suite D104

Entertainment

Musical Theatre of Anthem www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org 602-743-9892 Starlight Community Theater www.starlightcommunitytheater.org www.starlightcommunitytheater.com

Financial Planning Hasslacher Tax & Financial, LLC 623-551-2332 42104 N. Venture Court, B130

Health & Fitness

Sports Conditioning Harper Physical Therapy 623-742-7338 41818 N. Venture Drive, Suite #120

House Sitting

Sonoran Desert Sports Dog 623-551-5299 www.sdpetresort.com

HOme Remodeling Chris Mellon & Company 7509 E. Cave Creek Rd 480-575-6977 www.chrismellon.com

insurance

Auto/home/life/renters/health/retirement/Auto Loans & refinancing

Allstate - Randy Morris 602-298-6168 www.allstate.com Farmers Insurance Greg Hottmann Alicia Hensen 623-551-6561

State Farm - Nanette Miller 623-742-6866 nanette@nanettemiller.com

Interior Design

Angelique Interiors 480-729-1114 www.angelique-interiors.com Mongrel Design 602-368-9088 www.mongreldesign.net

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Jewelry/gold buyers AndrewZ 623-551-6892 www.andrewzdiamonds.com

Landscape Design

Iddings & Sons Landscaping, Inc. 623-465-2546 623-297-7584

naturopathic

Dr. Jennifer Gentry, NMD 623-251-5518 42104 N. Venture Ct., Suite C-126

Orthodontics

Cordon Orthodontics 623-465-5478 42201 N. 41st Dr., # 102 Wood Orthodontics/Wyatt Wood 623-792-7323 3618 W. Anthem Way, Suite D108

Outdoor Furniture Elegant Outdoor Living 623-340-3072 www.elegantoutdoorlivingaz.com

Painting

Daisy Mountain Painting 623-551-3156 www.daisymountainpainting.com Dino’s Painting 623-221-7911 623-986-5211 www.dinospainting.com Premier Commercial Painting 623-551-8640 www.premier-commercial.com

Pediatrics

Angel Pediatrics 623-551-0442 3654 W. Anthem Way Suite B-114 Twin Pediatrics 623-551-9825 42211 N. 41st Dr. Suite 153

Pest Control Titan Pest Control 623-879-8700 www.titanpest.com

Physical Therapy

Harper Physical Therapy 623-742-7338 41818 N. Venture Drive, Suite #120

Physician

Gavilan Peak Family Practice 623-434-6444 www.JCL.com/practices

Tramonto Crossing 623-295-4820 34974 N. North Valley Pkwy. Suite 100 John C. Lincoln Urgent Care in Anthem 623-434-6444

photography

Jerri Parness Photography 480-650-3138 www.jerriparnessphotography.com

Plumbing

Liberty Plumbing & Solar 623-551-9156 www.libertyplumbingandsolar.com Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air 623-444-0611 www.pricelessplumbing.com

Realtor

RE/MAX Professional Realtors Linda Rehwalt 602-249-SOLD

restaurants

Café Aroma 623-551-1500 4220 W. Summit Walk Ct. #1202 Café Provence 623-551-1313 www.cafeprovenceaz.com Carefree Station 480-488-8182 www.carefreestation.com Dara Thai Cafe 623-551-6676 3655 W. Anthem Way Ste B-127 Ocho Locos Mexican Restaurant 623-551-8580 3655 W. Anthem Way Q-to-U BBQ 623-465-7800 www.Q-to-U-BBQ.com The Station 623-465-7290 46202 N. Black Canyon Hwy.

Screens

C&S Screens 623-582-8592 cssreens@cox.net

Security Doors

Steel Shield Security Doors 623-581-DOOR www.steelshieldsecurity.com


Sewing Education

So Much Fun Sewing School Age 7 - adults/beginners-advanced 623-551-1079 www.somuchfunsewingschool.com

Schools

Anthem Elementary School Main Line 623-376-3700 Attendance 623-376-3790 Anthem Preparatory Academy 623-465-4776 www.AnthemPrep.org Barry Goldwater High School Main Line 623-445-3000 Attendance 623-445-3090 Boulder Creek High School Main Line 623-445-8600 Attendance 623-445-8690 The Caepe School Main Line 623-551-7808 www.thecaepeschool.org The Caepe Preschool Main Line 623-551-7808 www.thecaepeschool.org Canyon Springs Elementary Main Line 623-376-5200 Attendance 623-376-5290 Caurus Academy 623-551-5083 www.azmontessori.org Creative Castle Preschool 602-740-9561 www.CreativeCastlePreschool.com Desert Mountain School Main Line 623-445-3500 Attendance 623-445-3590 Diamond Canyon Elementary Main Line 623-445-8000 Attendance 623-445-8090 Gavilan Peak Elementary Main Line 623-445-7400 Attendance 623-445-7490 New River Elementary Main Line 623-376-3500 Attendance 623-376-3590 North Valley Christian Academy 623-551-3454 www.northvalleyca.org Northwest Christian School 602-978-5134 www.NorthwestChristianSchool.org Sunset Ridge Elementary Main Line 623-445-7800 Attendance 623-445-7890 Westwind Prep 623-551-7400 www.westwindacademy.org

Tutoring

Physics Tutor 626-419-7109 scott@scott56.com

Swimming School Aqua Tots swimming School 623-879-7408 www.aqua-tots.com

Termite Treatment Titan Pest Control 623-879-8700 www.titanpest.com

Tile & Grout cleaning Phoenix Grout 480-395-3400 www.phoenixgrout.com

Urgent Care

John C. Lincoln Urgent Care in Anthem 623-434-6444

Water Softener & Filtration

Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air 623-444-0611 www.pricelessplumbing.com Rayne of the North Valley 623-234-9047 www.raynewater.com Soft Water Plus AZ 623-465-4873 www.softwaterplusaz.com

Weed Control Titan Pest Control 623-879-8700 www.titanpest.com

Worship

Arizona Hills Community 623-465-0202 www.azhills.com Chabad Jewish Center of Anthem 42302 N. Vision Way Suite #106 623-551-8348 Chapel Bellavista 480-502-0707 www.arizonaministers.com Canyon Church of Christ 623-889-3388 www.canyonchurch.org Christ’s Church at the Crossroads 623-466-7964 www.thecrossroadsaz.com Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 623-551-9851 www.anthemcross.org

Deer Valley Worship Center 623-582-1001 www.DvWorship.com Desert View Bible Church 623-298-4900 www.desertviewbible.org Fellowship Church 623-551-1144 www.fellowshipanthem.com Grace North Church 623-551-0007 www.gracenorth.com New Creation Community 623-551-2622 www.NCCconnect.com New River First Assembly of God 623-465-7455 newriverag@yahoo.com Northgate Church 34835 N. 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85086 Northridge Community 480-515-4673 www.northridge.org North Valley Assembly of God 623-256-2408 www.northvalleyag.com North Valley Jewish Community Association 623-322-0957 Pioneer United Methodist Church 602-320-7724 www.pioneerumcaz.org Pureheart Christian Fellowship 602-866-8850 www.pureheart.org Shalom Heritage 602-635-3722 www.shalomheritage.com Spur Cross Cowboy Church 623-556-7935 www.spurcrosscowboychurch.com St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church 623-486-8665 www.stharalambos.org Sun Valley Baptist Church 623-986-1687 www.sunvalleybaptist.org Catholic Community of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 623-465-9740 www.diocesephoenix.org Valley Life Church 623-850-8777 www.ValleyLifeAZ.com Vineyard Christian Fellowship 623-551-1133 www.vineyardanthem.com A p ri l 2 0 1 2

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Recipe

Writer Stephanie Maher Palenque

Scones are a perfect accompaniment for a hot cup of tea, and have been steeped in the cultural culinary traditions of Scotland, Ireland and England since the early 1500s. Traditional English scones may include raisins or currants, but are often plain, relying on jam, preserves, lemon curd or honey for added flavor – perhaps with clotted or Devon cream. Fancy scones, with dried fruit such as cranberries and dates, nuts, orange rind, chocolate morsels or other flavorings are best enjoyed without butter and jam. Here is a basic recipe for traditional scones. Feel free to go traditional, or get creative, and have fun with your “research”!

Trad i tion a l Te a T i m e Sc o nes Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 8 ounces self-rising flour salt, to taste 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons caster sugar (superfine granulated) 2 ounces butter 1 egg, beaten and mixed with ¼ pint milk fresh double cream, to serve (heavy cream) jam, of your choice butter, to spread For Fruit Scones add 2 ounces sultanas, raisins or currants Directions: 1. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and add sugar and butter. 2. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. 3. Gradually mix in egg and milk mixture to make dough, saving any excess to glaze the tops of the scones. Add your fruit at this stage, if using. 4. Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface until smooth. 5. Roll out the dough to about ½” thick, then cut out 2” rounds with a plain or fluted cutter, kneading and re-rolling the dough until it is all used up. 6. Arrange scones on baking sheets, then brush tops with milk and egg mixture. 7. Bake in the oven at 450 degrees F. for 10 to 15 minutes until well risen and lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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ImagesAZ Magazine distributed to Tramonto, Anthem, Desert Hills and New RIver. April 2012 Edition.