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Meet the Sheehan Family



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Breaking Language Barriers


Lauren Maddox


Rapid Relief: Kayaking


SUP Lifestyle


The Cowboy Way


Grassfed Beef


The Arizona Falls


Standing Proud in Cave Creek


Music in the Pines

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Dining Guide




Local Index



Amanda Christmann Larson :: editor/contributing Paula Theotocatos :: contributing Donna Kublin :: contributing Tom Scanlon :: contributing Lynsi Freitag :: contributing Jenn Korducki Krenn :: contributing Jim McAllister :: contributing Barb Evans :: contributing Monica Longenbaker :: contributing Lara Piu :: contributing Lauren Strait :: contributing Bryan Black of Blackswan Photographers Loralei Photography Karen Sophia Photography Jamie Pogue Photography Jerri Parness Photography


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Being a mom to a toddler at this point in my life is so much fun. In the mornings, I hear my little one wake up and begin to wonder aloud if someone is going to appear to rescue her from her crib and let her move on with her busy day. Without fail, as soon as she sees me in her doorway, her whole face lights up and she gets so excited that even her little toes can’t stay still. I feel a little like that about this month’s magazine. There are so many good stories that are just waiting to be told, and our writers and photographers managed to pick quite a few of them. Between the faces and the places, and the depth of spirit that they’ve been able to so eloquently portray, I know our readers are going to love what’s in our pages. What’s more, I see so much more than just a collection of stories. This is a community with an identity and a history, both of which are important to who we are and what we will become. Our cover story about sustainable ranching is just one vivid example of why it’s so important to be fully present and aware in making our own choices, and to ensure our decisions are consistent with creating healthy, beautiful lives – for us, but also for our children and grandchildren. After all, the legacy we are creating will be their story to tell one day. Cheers! Shelly Spence Publisher, ImagesAZ Magazine shelly@imagesaz.com 623-341-8221

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Big Apple Family Grows New Roots in Small Town


t’s not often that you run into families residing in Cave Creek or Carefree who have lived here for as long as the Sheehans. For more than 20 years, James and Valerie Sheehan

have been building custom dream homes and a foundation for their family and community. James took us back to where it all began – good old New York.

Uprooted James met Valerie through his cousin. He lived a town over from her and were introduced to each other when they were mere teens. They began a friendship, but were not yet romantic. Valerie went off to college in another state, and James set off to Manhattan to begin his career in historical restoration and preservation of some of the most world-renowned landmarks. “It wasn’t until my parents decided to move a town over, right next door to Valerie’s parents, when she and I started dating.”


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Two years after their courtship, James and Valerie were married. “I married the girl next door,” said James. “I’m not sure many other people can say that.” They lived in New Jersey and both commuted to New York each day for work. Valerie worked as a financial analyst for Dean Witter in Two World Trade Center.

James regularly spent his lunch

hours at Windows of the World, the restaurant on top of the World Trade Center building, admiring his craftsmanship of his latest skyscraper project. Little did they know they were about to be uprooted and embark on a whole new adventure.

New Roots The Sheehan’s journey to Cave Creek began when James was asked to join his uncle’s business as a home builder. “My uncle owned a successful general contractor business in New Jersey,” said James. “One of his clients bought some acreage behind Black Mountain and refused to let anyone but my uncle build his dream home.” So, in 1980, the McKenzie brothers packed up their tools and headed out west to build dreams. James and Valerie joined them 16 years later. Their business took off and they have been Jamie and William growing up in Cave Creek.

building homes ever since. “I’m proud to say I am one of the oldest home builders in Cave Creek and Carefree.” After his uncle retired, James and his wife took over the business and expanded their portfolio of building custom luxury and masonry homes.


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“One of our homes is anchored at the end of Spur Cross road, south of the horse stables,” said James. It’s a great example of James’ design and craftsmanship.

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management. She currently works at Carefree Conference Resort and is in the process of obtaining her real estate license.” The Sheehan’s son William is a current student at Cactus Shadows High School.

William works on

improving his golf game at Rancho Manana Golf Course, and is a member of the Cave Creek Boy Scout Troop 15. “It has been most inspiring to see my son display his sense of community with a recent Eagle Scout project.” In order to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank of Boy Scouts, William had to complete a community service project. He decided he wanted to bring a sense July 2014

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of community by creating a monument for the

Green, a local architect, to create a design for the

Town of Cave Creek. According to his dad, it took


William about a year to complete the process. “As a dad, I was amazed at what he accomplished. “I’ve never seen him work so hard,” said James.

Not only will this be something the town can

“He had to meet with town hall to get it approved.

appreciate as a community, but it’s something

He held car wash fundraisers, built relationships

my son can one day show his children what he

with the local Kiwanis club for donations, wrote

contributed to his community.”

letters to local businesses for their support, and hit up friends and family for their volunteer time.”

The monument currently sits on the east side of Cave Creek road right across the street from

Once the funds were raised he worked with Tyler


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Rancho Manana Golf Course.

Tending to the Garden After 25 years, James and Valerie seem to have figured out how to balance life, work and family very well. Not only do they manage McKenzie Brothers, but the Sheehan’s also own a high-end outdoor furniture boutique called Carefree Outdoor Living. “It’s fantastic working with her,” said James. “But I don’t think every married couple could do it.” “I am the hands-on guy who runs around 12 hours a day in the field, and she handles the finances, contracts and operations. We complement each other and it works best that way.” When the Sheehan’s are not working, you will find them enjoying meals together around the dinner table each night, splashing around in their pool, entertaining their friends and checking out the local lakes. If you see a 1935 Chevy or 1941 Willys rolling up next to you on a Saturday morning, it’s probably them, making their way to the local coffee shop to meet up with the local classic car club. “The bottom line is that we enjoy being able to live and work in a town with such a sense of community,” said James.

“We are proud to be a part

of history in this town.”

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Uncle Louie the Restaurant Expanding to Gluten-Free Dine healthy this summer at Uncle Louie the Restaurant, a friendly

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neighborhood Italian Restaurant serving North Scottsdale since 1996,

community events, please email to

located at 313 N. Scottsdale Rd. in the AJ Marketplace at

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Lone Mountain and Scottsdale Road. Uncle Louie serves a full menu including a fresh fish daily special and authentic Italian cuisine with New York-style pizzas, and has now added gluten-free pizza and pasta as well as whole wheat pasta for those patrons with special dietary needs. Still topped with Chef Michael’s delicious sauces, they will please every palate. The freshest ingredients are used and there is never a charge for toppings on your pizza. During the summer months, a 25 percent discount is offered on all wines by the bottle, including the popular estate wine list. 480-488-1844

Carefree Cave Creek Chamber Raises $6,000 for Scholarships The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce raised $6,000 for scholarships for Cactus Shadows’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) program by selling 50/50 raffle tickets in the spring. A grand prize of $3,000 was awarded to Patricia McBrien, a volunteer at the Gold Mine Thrift Shop. The additional $3,000 raised was split between Eric Limbacher and Kyle Kuo – two very deserving Falcons who are involved with the CTE program. This was the fourth year the chamber has given out scholarships to hard-working high school seniors in the CTE program. 480-488-3363 www.carefreecavecreek.org

Tobias’ Automotive Earns AAA Top Honor Family-owned and operated Tobias’ Automotive Specialists, with locations in Cave Creek and Anthem, was recently awarded the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) 2014 Top Shop Award for the sixth consecutive year. The award is AAA’s highest honor, distinguishing reliable and exceptional auto service. Established in 1989, the shops are led by Andy Tobias and his wife, Louise. The company is also celebrating 25 years in business. In order to earn the award, the shop had to excel in more than 20 areas, including an annual inspection, staff automotive service excellence, guarantee of repairs for at least 12 months or 12,000 miles, and maintain a 100 percent customer approval rating. In part, the recognition was awarded for outstanding community service. Giving back is one of the couple’s founding principles. From organizing food drives to partnering with Valley non-profits to help children and the needy, the Tobiases have been a mainstay in the non-profit community. www.tobiasauto.com


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elderly, families, and many others who need assistance from time to time. Foothills Food Bank, located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Dr. in

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Creek is no exception. While people think of donating to food banks

community events, please email to

around the holidays, during the summer months when people (and pets)

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are still in need, the shelves are often sparsely filled. The Foothills Food Bank provides much more than food; it provides a wide variety of assistance services to give people a hand up. If you or your group is considering doing something kind for others this summer, please consider a food or funding drive to help the food bank help others. www.foothillsfoodbank.com

July 3 3rd of July in Cave Creek Celebrate Independence Day Cave Creekstyle! The town’s spectacular 3rd of July Fireworks Display takes place at sunset July 3 and is hosted by Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Buffalo Chip Saloon, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., and Cave Creek Tap Haus, 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd. The festive, family-friendly celebration starts at 5 p.m. with live music, kids’ activities, food and drink specials at all three restaurants and great seating to view the fireworks, which begin at sunset behind Harold’s. Harold’s Corral: 480-488-1906; www.haroldscorral.com Buffalo Chip Saloon: 480-488-9118; www.buffalochipsaloon.com Cave Creek Tap Haus: 480-488-3300; www.cavecreektaphaus.com

July 5 Judy Collins in Concert Folk music doesn’t produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly 50 years, she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music. Take a walk down memory lane with Collins July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. A classical piano prodigy, Collins turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements of the movement. Her performances since the mid-1970s have balanced her original material with her other hits and gems by artists such as the Beatles and Harry Chapin — all showcases for her haunting, focused voice. Ticket prices are $52.50-$72.50 and are available online. 480-478-6000 www.mim.org

July 11, 18, 25 DFL Independent Film Festival Who says you have to leave town for an independent film festival? The Desert Foothills Library Independent Film Festival 2014 will begin July 11 and run Fridays through August 29. Popcorn and soft drinks are free! Just bring a love for film and a desire to have a good time! Enjoy a selection of award-winners from independent film festivals


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around the world. Descriptions can be found online, or visit the library for a flyer with descriptions. Shows begin at 10:30 a.m. The line-up is as follows: July 11:

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”

(NR) Mandarin Chinese w/subtitles.

July 18:

“Stories We Tell” (PG-13)

July 25:

“Short Term 12” (R)

Aug. 1:

“Least Among Saints” (R)

Aug. 8:

“The Broken Circle Breakdown”

(NR) Dutch w/subtitles.

Aug. 15:

“Spinning Plates” (NR)

Aug. 22:

“Somewhere Slow” (NR)

Aug. 29:

“Saints and Soldiers” (PG-13)

German w/subtitles.


July 11, 15, 24 Newcomers Events in July The Newcomers Club of Scottsdale will be holding three fun get-to-know-you events in July. Whether you are new to the area, have experienced life changes and are ready to meet new people, or just want to see what’s happening, join the club. July 11: Get Acquainted Coffee at 10 a.m.

Please RSVP.

July 15: Newcomers Club of Scottsdale

Happy Hour. Location to be determined.

Individual checks. Please RSVP.

July 24: Newcomers Club of Scottsdale Luncheon

at Tanzy in Scottsdale Quarter.

Individual checks.

480-990-1976 www.newcomersclubofscottsdale.com

July 14–August 9 Summer Music Enrichment Program Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree announces a summer music enrichment program July 14 through August 9. The church will be partnering with Grand Canyon University for class offerings, which will be held at the church at 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Carefree. These include private lessons in voice, strings, piano, organ and trumpet. Classes for all ages will be offered, including “How to Find Your Inner Diva,” “Singing Audition and Preparation,” and a special class, “You Thought You Couldn’t Sing Anymore!” The second session of hand bell instruction will be held July 7 through August 4. Register by phone. 480-488-2081 ext. 12 July 2014

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community If you are interested in submitting

July 17 Introduction to the Meeks Method Join friends at the Desert Foothills Library for “Introduction to the

community events, please email to

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Changes of Aging” to be held July 17 at the library from 2 p.m. to 3

the month prior to publication.

p.m. The program is part of DFL’s “Focus on Your Health” series with Scottsdale Healthcare.

This bone-safe program is a comprehensive 12-point approach to the physical therapy prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, adaptable to all levels of care and age groups. Therapy includes instruction in body mechanics for daily living and exercises for postural correction, strengthening, flexibility, balance, and weight-bearing activities. These exercises can improve body alignment, restore some body height, and reduce the risk of falls and fracture. Limited seating. Please register by phone. 480-488-2286

July 20 Happy Birthday to After the Homestretch AZ After the Homestretch AZ (ATHA) is planning its third anniversary birthday party to be held at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek July 20. An online auction, updated daily with new items, is currently on the organization’s website until July 13, and a silent auction will be held at the party.

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Since its inception in July 2011, ATHA has rescued 37 horses, 35 ex-racehorses and 2 colts. Volunteers have found homes for 22 horses and now have 15 horses in our current herd ranging in age from 3-18. There are currently 11 rescued horses on a ranch located in the Desert Hills area of Cave Creek, and four horses in foster care. Most of the horses at ATHA are sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of racing legends such as Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Storm Cat. Horses arrive at ATHA from a variety of avenues, sometimes directly from the track, and others it is from owners who can no longer care for them. Some are even found wandering the desert by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Some arrive in a healthy state ready for their second career, while others arrive at the ranch injured, underweight and neglected. ATHA





to rest, have their veterinary needs addressed, and general rehabilitation to ready them for their new, adoptive homes. 480-695-6187 www.afterthehomestretchaz.org

July 26 Family Day at MIM Get out of the heat and celebrate a special day for cool kids at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix, with music, instruments, hands-on activities, comic videos and lots of familyfriendly fun all highlighting the diversity and talent of Arizona children. Kids and families from everywhere are welcome! Family Day will be held July 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are free with paid museum admission. 480-478-6000 www.mim.org

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July 31 An Evening with Benise with Karen Briggs at MIM Presented in true Musical Instrument Museum style, the public is invited to a spectacular concert July 31 at 7:30 p.m. featuring vibrant Spanish guitarist Benise and virtuoso Karen Briggs. An evening with Benise is a portal into the vibrant world of Spanish guitar. The famed guitarist blends styles from Spanish flamenco, Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, African tribal drumming and more to create his own redefined brand of flamenco. Along with his world-class band and flamenco dancers, Benise is joined by Karen Briggs, whose four-decade career as a violinist has seen her master numerous genres and styles. In this show, classic songs from the Rolling Stones, Queen and the Eagles are married to Spanish themes as Benise channels his passion for Spanish guitar and classic rock. Benise has been lauded for his PBS production, “Nights of Fire!� which won an Emmy Award and was hailed for its blending of theater and music in Spanish styles. Karen Briggs, on top of releasing three albums, has collaborated with dozens of artists, including Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan and Patrice Rushen. Briggs has also spent 13 years touring and recording with the famed Greek contemporary keyboardist Yanni. Tickets are $37.50-$52.50 and are available online. The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-478-6000 www.mim.org


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When Cactus Shadows senior Dominique Troyanos entered first grade at Desert Willow Elementary School in 2003, her classroom looked like any other classroom at the school: desks were neatly arranged, books were organized by subject, and colorful educational pictures decorated the walls. But she knew her first-grade experience was going to be different than some of her peers, because half of her day would be taught in a foreign language – Spanish. Dominique’s mother had enrolled her in a new program the Cave Creek Unified School District initiated that year, Spanish immersion. As part of the program, Dominique and her classmates would be “immersed” in the language by learning math and science in Spanish, and language arts and social studies in English. “I remember being so scared on the first day of school because I thought ‘I’m not going to understand anything (the teacher) says; all the posters are in Spanish,’” Dominique recalls. “But it was probably one of my favorite years.” Now fluent in Spanish, Dominique is perfecting her French and will learn Mandarin Chinese this summer when she travels to Deyang, China on a scholarship from the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y). She credits her ability to successfully learn languages to her early exposure and continuing education in the program. “When you start early, you’re developing your brain to learn other languages,

Dominique Troyanos

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so retention is easier.”

A World of Languages CCUSD’s Spanish immersion program has been such a success, that the district has decided to apply the same model to Mandarin Chinese. “A Touch of Immersion” is available to incoming

kindergarteners at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year. In the program, students will receive the standard kindergarten curriculum, but daily math instruction will be taught in Mandarin and then reviewed in English. “Students who are introduced to foreign languages during their formative years develop greater cognitive flexibility, problem solving skills, and attention spans,” says Cristina Ladas, CCUSD’s world language coordinator. “This translates to higher academic achievement.” In addition to its immersion programs, the district offers

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will be competing with a multilingual workforce that already exists,” says Ladas, who was instrumental in helping the district secure a $500,000 grant in 2007, making the immersion programs possible. Last Spring, Troyanos and fellow Spanish immersion student Treyce Fleming encouraged the Arizona State Senate Education Committee to support SB 1242, Arizona’s Critical Language and Economic Development program. The bill outlines how the state would identify exemplary dual language immersion programs as a means of building a multilingual, multicultural workforce in Arizona. The two students spoke their case in three languages: Spanish, French and English. The committee was so impressed with their presentation that they voted 9-0 in favor of the bill. “As a result of them going down and speaking to the senate, we really feel like down the road it is going to open doors for other kids,” says Dr. Jana Miller, CCUSD’s associate superintendent of teaching and learning. “We think it’s important for all kids to get the opportunity.”

A Bright Future Troyanos estimates she became proficient in Spanish coming out of elementary school. “I had a really strong basis of the language, but high school really refined those skills,” she says. She speaks to her younger sister, who is also a Spanish immersion student, in Spanish every day. Last summer, she played translator for her family when they went on vacation to the Caribbean. Wanting to further her ability to communicate globally, she started learning French by taking an online class at Rio Salado College the summer before her junior year. She then worked with her counselor to study both languages at school. “It was easier to learn French because it’s a sister language to Spanish.”


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another, possibly Russian.” In the future, Troyanos hopes to work as a foreign services officer in a consulate abroad, or as a translator for the United Nations. Ladas and Miller don’t doubt she’ll accomplish that goal, and hope the new Chinese immersion program at Horseshoe Trails will encourage other students like her to break language barriers across the globe. Says Dr. Miller “We’re starting with one Dominique at a time.” To enroll your kindergartener in CCUSD’s Chinese immersion program at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, call Christina Ladas at 480-272-8500. www.ccusd93.org

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Perhaps you’ll pass her on a hiking trail, or stand in front of her in a grocery store line. If so, you may see and even feel the piercing gaze of a young woman lost in thought, fixed on the idea of why people behave in certain ways, how humans act. She is a student of psychotherapy, learning how to journey through the maze of the psyche; and she is an actress, combining her formal training and personal observations to infuse fictional characters with real emotions. Lauren Maddox has had small but memorable roles in films such as “Filth,” “Another Happy Day” and “Carmen’s Kiss.” Unlike many of the young actresses that she will be competing with in Hollywood, this London native and part-time Desert Mountain resident has a panoramic vision that goes beyond becoming a movie star. During a wide-ranging, revealing interview at Tonto Bar and Grill, this intense, fascinating actress unveiled her master plan. “Raising awareness on the psyche is so

Actress Lauren Maddox Writer Tom Scanlon


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important to me, as well as animal rights and human rights, equality, female empowerment, how we can learn from history,” said Maddox, the daughter of local singer Francesca Evans. “I want to raise awareness on life stories, for positivity, and to open people up. I want to inspire them to help different charitable causes where the money actually goes to those in need … “I want to shine a light on darkness, and use film as a medium to reach more people, so as to instill positive ideas of progression, through love, peace and harmony.”

This probing actress indeed may soon be reaching

confident – a true introvert. However, I can be

the masses, as her acting career seems similar to

‘extroverted’ when I need to be.”

jet on the tarmac, engines idling, primed for takeoff. She hopes to be filming in New Orleans and

Her education, as well as personally seeing the

Arizona in coming months, working with the likes

dark side of people burdened with addictions and/

of Tim Robbins in the feature “Verdigris.” And she

or imbalances, has prepared her to plunge into

is being looked at to play the sister of the lead

troubled characters. For instance, in “Another Happy

female in “The Kiss,” starring Sean Patrick Flanery

Day,” Lauren played a character called Alison,

of “Boondock Saints” and to be filmed in Arizona.

whom she describes as “messed up and neurotic, in a feature about depression within family life.” She

Yet acting hardly defines this furiously curious

later played opposite James McAvoy (“Last King of

woman, who is working on a master’s degree

Scotland,” “Wanted,” “X Men”), who won acclaim

in psychotherapy in London; her thesis is on

in “Filth” for his performance as a detective who

shamanism. Maddox pondered the link between

abuses both substances and people.

performance and performing therapy. “What I’m really learning in psychotherapy is in regard to

“I like to take on roles with layers, like an onion,”

childhood development. From age naught to five

says the actress, a brunette who has the slender but

years and leading up to the present day, it has a

athletic build of a tennis player. “When I’m learning

huge effect on the development of all people. What

roles, I write against the lines of the screenplay,

takes place in their lives and to them, emotionally,

what I, as the character, am feeling first and then

is key to their understanding of life, how they relate

what I am thinking underneath my surface thoughts

to other people and animals and what their inner

and feelings.”

soul is feeling like, to them. Her plan as she builds her career is to split her time “I’ve had to look at my soul, my spirit, my mind

between Hollywood, England and in the Cave Creek/

and body. I’ve had to do an extensive amount of

Carefree area of Arizona. “I’m going to spend more

meditation and inner child work, so far and I will

time here. I’m looking to move down the road from

continue to. It provides clarity and vision, for me

mom and dad. I really love Desert Mountain. After

and in regards to others and the outside world.”

being in L.A. and coming to Desert Mountain. It is so relaxing,” Maddox said. “There’s a sucking of your

So it seems that her arresting, light green eyes

energy in L.A.; but in Arizona, the sky feels infinite,

also look deeply inside her own psyche. With a

one gets a sense of so much space and you feel the

piercing self-reflection like that, it is no surprise

spirit of nature.”

that Maddox is adept at portraying deeply layered characters. “When I was 18, I was not ready to

In these parts, she enjoys getting back in touch

go into film. I traveled into and through many

with herself through Bikram yoga, swimming, hiking

feelings, emotionally and I was really shy until

in the mountains on Pinnacle Peak and the China

the age of 14. Then, teachers at school and

Wall trails, and meditation. “It feels like home. I love

friends encouraged me to become more outwardly

it here so much.”

confident, as I was always inwardly, quietly

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Writer Amanda Christmann Larson

Rapid Relief adventures

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Water. Delightful, intoxicating, wonderful water.


kayaking Lake Mary


Big Lake near Pinetop



Woods Canyon Lake

It is around this time this year that we Phoenicians begin to daydream. As we maneuver our cars through traffic, making minimal contact with the steering wheel, max AC blowing inadequately and barely drying the streams of sweat running down our foreheads, we start to think: Water. Delightful, intoxicating, wonderful water. We dream of jumping in, splashing in cool waves and feeling a gentle breeze sweep the heat from our steam-cooked necks. If we truly allow ourselves to indulge in the fantasy, we can almost imagine the feeling of being beautifully, euphorically cold before we’re jolted back into reality by another tick of rising Fahrenheit. Let’s face it: We live in the desert, and quietly surviving the summer months is a karmic trade-off for goading Midwest and East Coast relatives all winter long with Facebook photos of hiking and poolside picnics. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Look deeper through our saguaros and Sonoran sunshine and you’ll find waterways hidden in the hills. From Flagstaff’s Lake Mary, to Big Lake near Pinetop, to Woods Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim, there are plenty of pine-studded reprieves to satisfy both your wanderlust and your practical need for cool abandon. The Verde River just to the north of the Valley, and the Salt River to our southeast, are also winding, beautiful waterways often shaded by cottonwoods and replete with riparian life. Phenomenal desert lakes, too – Pleasant, Roosevelt, Bartlett and the towering cliffs of Canyon Lake, to name a few – are closer to home and each unique in their splendor.

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The perfect blend of recreation and relaxation. There are many ways to enjoy the water, but for

Ray and Debbie Hendricks, self-described

those who enjoy exploring at their own pace, and

“corporate refugees,” are the dynamic duo behind

who like a little challenge, stepping into a kayak and

Scottsdale’s Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company,

paddling through the ebb and flow of the currents is

and are seasoned veterans in the world of

the perfect blend of recreation and relaxation.

kayaking. In addition to a number of other types of fun excursions, their staff of 25 guides leads tours

Kayaking offers a frog’s eye view of some of the

for groups large and small through some of the

most beautiful scenery in the state, and it’s also

state’s (and the country’s) most scenic waterways.

a great way to enjoy nature in a quiet, more


purposeful way. Whether you want to go fishing,

They also rent kayaks, inflatable and small enough

exploring, or take a romantic day trip with that

to fit into the most compact of cars. For $40 per

special someone, kayaking offers adventure on a

day for a single-seat kayak, or $50 for a double,

budget, and a whole lot of fun.

which includes paddles and personal flotation

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devices, you can give the sport a try without breaking the bank. For first-timers, Just Roughin’ It tours take some of the intimidation out of the sport. For others, they take away the need for tedious preparation, packing everything from personal flotation devices to rice krispy treats for anywhere from a couple of hours to overnight trips. They also make the trip fun by adding interesting tidbits about the flora, fauna, history and geology of the areas they paddle through. The two know their business. Ray, who grew up in the Catskills of New York State, grew up hiking, climbing, and navigating nearby waterways. Debbie, an adjunct professor of exercise science at Mesa Community College, has made fitness and outdoor recreation a lifestyle her entire life. She grew up in the Phoenix area, steadily rooted in a family whose history spreads wide into the area’s pioneer history. “We want to be a resource for people who want to go on their own, but we like to be of service to people who want a guide to tell them about the canyons or the places they’re surrounded by, too,” explains Ray. Many of their clients are locals looking to try something new; others are vacationers who want to fit something unique in between resort breakfast buffets and afternoons in the spa. July 2014

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For those who want to give it a go on their own, here are a few tips:

• Get out early. Not only are the temperatures cooler, but there’s not as much boat traffic in the early morning hours. You’re also more likely to see wildlife and gorgeous sunrises – definite perks of the sport! • Start slowly. Learn to navigate the flat waters of our placid Arizona lakes and rivers before trying faster-moving currents. • Wear personal flotation devices. Life jackets are a must. • Know your capabilities, and know your surroundings. Kayak accidents do happen, and can result in drowning. Get expert advice on where to go based on both your skill level and the limits of your gear. • For overnight trips, try to be at your campground before noon. You’ll have plenty of time to play in the water once you’re there, and you’ll have a respite from the heat if you need it. • Take breaks for water and snacks. You will burn more fuel than you may think, and even though you’ll be surrounded by water, your body will need plenty to drink in the summertime heat. • Don’t mix alcohol and kayaking. Not only is alcohol dehydrating, impairment and water are not a good mix. • Enjoy the ride and jump in! There’s no need to suffer when there’s plenty of cool water all around. Don’t be afraid to get wet. Just because we’re in the desert doesn’t mean we can’t have some summer fun. There is plenty to see, and so much to experience! So if you’re ready for a break, gear up, kick back, and kayak. www.justroughinit.com


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SUP Lifestyle Floating along a cool stream, sunlight dancing in shadows while trees overhead gently sway in the summer wind.




Suzi’s goal: to paddle every waterway in Arizona. Imagine, if you will, floating along a cool stream, sunlight dancing in shadows while trees overhead gently sway in the summer wind. The soft trickle of water plays a soothing song as you dip your paddle in, first to the right, and then to the left, in a steady dance with nature. For one Cave Creek woman, the choreographed partnership with Arizona waterways has become more than just a hobby; it’s a passion. Suzi DeMaioDonovan of Cave Creek has become one of several local stand-up paddle board (SUP) enthusiasts who have brought the sport from the waves of Hawaii to the lakes and streams of the desert Southwest. Her goal: to paddle every waterway in Arizona. So far DeMaio-Donovan has hit 28 bodies of water on her paddle board, from Bartlett Lake to the Verde River near Camp Verde, and from Oak Creek in Sedona to Woods Canyon Lake on top of the Mogollon Rim. “I just look at the map, and wherever I see blue, I am in it,” she says. “SUP is a lifestyle,” adds the fit and compact East Coast native whose enthusiasm for the sport can be felt from across the room. “I will paddle any lake, river, pond or ocean – I don’t care, as long as I can paddle. It’s extremely diverse, and I feel like anybody can do it, from little ones up to people who are 70 or 80 years old; if they can stand, they can paddle.” As unlikely as the sport may appear at first glance for a state in which the word “river” is not always associated with water, SUP is catching on. A growing number of clubs and websites dedicated to paddle boarding in Arizona have popped up in recent years, and it’s not unusual to find paddle boarders on any given day sculling along popular waters like Lake Pleasant and Tempe Town Lake.

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It’s hard not to smile when you’re on a board. As solitary as the sport can be, it’s often the people who make SUP so enjoyable, DeMaio-Donovan says. She’s gained clients for her personal training business through the sport, but more importantly, she’s developed friendships. From river clean-ups, to races, to paddle yoga, to moonlight paddles and camping trips, the opportunities for connecting with others while navigating currents are endless. “The SUP world is so friendly,” she says with an enthusiastic grin. “It’s hard not to smile when you’re on a board. You’re working so many things, your arms, your


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legs, your core - and last but not least, your facial muscles because you smile all the time!” The sport’s origins date back as far as the 18th century when hollow paddle boards were first documented in Polynesia. Along the way, paddle boarding evolved into a stand-up, rowing version. In the 1960s, surf school instructors in Hawaii often used paddles to stay alongside their surfing students. SUP didn’t take off as a sport until the early 2000s when surfers like Laird Hamilton, Brian Keaulana, Rick Thomas, Archie Kalepa and Dave Kalama began paddling their boards when the surf was down. Soon, they were entering paddle board and surfing competitions, showing off their unique SUP skills and style to a world eager to try something new. Across the country and then the world, people have caught on to the fact that no tide is needed to enjoy SUP, and lakes and rivers have since become playgrounds for a new generation of water lovers. SUP is not difficult to learn. Beginners are in luck because, although stepping into the SUP world may be intimidating at first, a wide variety of boards and paddles are available to make that first push off relatively affordable and simple. There are four types of boards: surf style, for rougher waters; recreational touring boards, which are often seen on Arizona waterways; fitness and yoga boards; and racing boards. Each has a different shape and width, and often come with their own “personality.” There are also different paddles for different uses, and any shop or professional can walk buyers or renters through their choices to find what’s best for the day or the use.

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Photo by Greg Loehr


When I get on a board, every single care is gone. Among the most popular choices are inflatable

Boards and paddles are available for rent and for

boards, which are sturdy enough to endure tough

sale at a small handful of places in the Valley,

knocks, but versatile enough to be carried by

and there are several clubs and individuals with

backpackers and hikers. SUP can now be more than

members like DeMaio-Donovan who are certified

a day on the lake; it can be a weekend adventure.

to teach boarders of all levels. Safety, she emphasizes, is always a priority, and avoiding boat

Boards can run anywhere from $500 for lower-end

traffic and wearing personal flotation devices and

paddlers to $4,000 for customized options. Paddles,

leashes are a must for anyone wanting to paddle

made in wood, plastic, fiberglass or carbon fiber

board down any Arizona waterway.

options, run anywhere from $70 to $400.


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As a warning to those who want to give SUP a shot, it may be highly addictive. “The second I put my two feet on a board, I was hooked for life,” says DeMaioDonovan, who first tried the sport seven years ago. She paddles to work out, to relax, and to reconnect with her own thoughts in the sort of meditative trance SUP can put her in. “It’s all about balance – both physically and mentally,” she explains. “People have so many things in life to worry about, and we all have to understand balance.” She knows what she is talking about. She has lived her life trying to be as in touch with her own natural balance and rhythm as she can be. Following her mother’s example, she has never eaten fast food and has not had a television set in 13 years. She uses the moon and the sun as her body’s guide to sleeping and waking hours, and has built her 17-year career as a personal trainer around fitness and connecting with the outdoors. “When I get on a board, every single care is gone. I don’t even remember what it was I might have been worried about. You have to be right here, in the moment, or you’re going to fall in the water. You have to learn to be present, and that’s a big thing for most people.” For DeMaio-Donovan and the growing SUP community, it’s happiness they are really seeking. “There are no walls when you paddle; no judgment when you paddle. It’s just freedom, peace, fitness and nature.” And they seem to have found it, from atop colorful boards, paddles in hand as they navigate life’s rough and calm waters.

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Th e Cowboy WAY

Marless Fellows Writer Amanda Christmann Larson

ugh A Handshake is Eno Through The Cowboy Way

Art and Poetry

Marless Fellows’ book cover Being a cowboy is

Being a cowboy is a way of life and a code of

about more than

ethics. Most would say it’s a life that chose them,

finding a hat and

rather than the other way around.

a pair of well-worn Mar l e s

w s F e l lo

Writ ten By

V. Bay Leslie


leather boots that

Something happens, too, when a person spends

fit just so. There

great swaths of time on the back of a horse or

is more to it than

walking fences. Give a man (or a woman) space

driving a pickup truck or listening to country music.

to be alone with his or her own thoughts, and the seeds of creativity begin to sprout and grow. More

Being a cowboy is a way of life. It’s about honestly

than one cowboy has taken to waxing eloquent on

earning an appreciation for the songs of coyotes

paper, in song, or through inspired art, and even

and scampering of things unknown, as the dancing

more folks have taken to following what emerges

of flames sends flickers into the desert brush. It’s

from their minds.

the unspoken satisfaction of polishing a saddle with the timeworn seat of a practical pair of Wranglers.

For 27 years, the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

It’s understanding the integrity and responsibility

has featured art, lyrics, poetry and music of more

packed into a handshake. It’s about flowing

than 50 contributors who are inspired by the legend,

with the rhythms of the sun and the moon and

lore and realities of cowboy life. Held in the cool

understanding that everything else is just a formality.

mountain pines of Prescott, just an hour and change north of Phoenix, “the Gathering,” as it’s often called,

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is held as a way to celebrate the unique heritage, history and contributions of the American cowboy. It’s one of the most respected cowboy gatherings in the country, and one would be hard-pressed to find a more uniquely Arizonan festival. Among the poets featured this year, is artist and Cave Creek’s own Marless Fellows, who is one of only two women to have been honored to hold resident artist status. Her thought-provoking painting, called “Cowboy Journal,” has been chosen as the theme of this year’s gathering, and is featured on its website, publicity posters and promotional materials. In addition, her new book, co-authored by Leslie V. Bay, called “A Handshake is Enough,” will also be debuted. Fellows has lived the cowgirl way her entire life, and takes inspiration from her family history in ranching and her love of the American Southwest. She conceived her ever-popular Saddle Up Gallery in Cave Creek out of a dream to create and showcase tangible representations of the cowboy spirit through her art and that of artists she represents in her gallery. “As long as I can remember the feeling of the Southwest ran through my soul,” she says. Fellows comes by her passion honestly. Her grandfather was a cowboy and spent days and weeks driving herds of cattle across the open range of Texas, and was in World War I where he broke broncos for the cavalry. Her art and the work of other talented artists featured in her gallery reflect her own heritage, as well as the continuing but ever-diminishing legacy of hardworking men and women.


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This isn’t Fellows’ first go-’round at the Cowboy Poets Gathering. In 2010, her painting, “Mischief” was chosen as featured art. Inspired by the painting, poet Slim McWilliams composed a poem, “Up to No Good” about the painting. For Fellows, the collaboration was an “A-ha!” moment that solidified the concept for her book. From 2011 to 2014, Fellows distributed 36 of her paintings to cowboy poets across America and invited each to submit poems inspired by her work. What resulted was a work of part storyline, part art, and part poetry that represents the fortitude and creativity of the American West. Come see Fellows “Cowboy Journal” painting and purchase a signed poster and copy of her book, “A Handshake is Enough.” Enjoy featured performers Dave Stamey, Mary Kaye and Kristen Harris at the 27th Annual Cowboy Poets Gathering August 7-9. Daytime sessions are free of charge on a first-come, first-seated basis. Seven venues of poets and musicians will be available from noon to 5 p.m. August 8 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 9. Evening performances will be held at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for evening performances range from $18 to $30. www.azcowboypoets.org www.saddleupgallery.com

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beef Writer Amanda Christmann Larson // Photographer Bryan Black

If you’ve noticed that everything

According to highly acclaimed author

preventative antibiotics, has led to

from fashion to food has a way

Michael Pollan (“In Defense of Food”

a public taste and billions spent for

of swinging wide then circling back

and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) corn

heavily marbled and/or unnaturally

around to its roots, you’re not

is behind much of the convenience,

large cuts of meats.

alone. After years of shrinking, cell

and ultimately, dietary dysfunction

phones are back on their way up in



These supplements have also led

size; disconnecting from the Internet

and produced in massive amounts

to widespread antibiotic resistance

for days at a time is once again all

during both world wars due to its

among people and animals, and

the rage; and retro-inspired looks

ability to be cheaply converted into

contribute to the shocking 34.9

are popping up in closets and living

a variety of consumable products,

percent obesity rate of U.S. adults

rooms with new vigor. What’s old is

corn has become a “second great

(2014) and $147 billion in obesity-

now new, and there is perhaps no

American lawn,” according to Pollan

related medical bills in our country

better example than what’s making

in his publication, “We Are What We

(2008), according to the CDC.

its way to our dining room tables.

Eat.” Today, corn subsidies continue,









But, as luck and logic would have it,

Less than a decade ago, few people

fillers, additives, oils and starches

the pendulum may be on its way back

had heard the term “slow food,”

that bulk up our meals and bulk out

around, and more often than not, it’s

and “organic” and “sustainability”

our waistlines.

wearing weathered cowboy boots.

at with mistrust. That’s no surprise,

Among its many other uses, the

John Holbrook is nothing but matter-

since convenience in the form of

overproduction of corn has led to

of-fact. For a guy who spends much

fast food, processed dinners and

animal feed supplements that make

of his week in sales, there’s nothing



cows, pigs, poultry, sheep and even

wheelin’ or dealin’ about his quiet

have been a thread of our American

fish fatter, quicker. This increases


fabric for nearly half a century.

commodity profits for farmers and,

Sitting at his oak dining room table,

paired with growth hormones and

with the sleeves of his button-down

were hippie terms that were scoffed




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creased, he could have walked out of any era of ranching in the American West. Fortunately for customers of his JH Grass Fed Beef business, his brand of hormone- and antibiotic-free, grassfinished cattle and sheep ranching is very “right now,” and becoming part of a national trend toward mindfulness in what we’re growing, cooking and eating. “The general consumer is getting more educated as to what they are putting in their mouths,” he says. “As they become more and more educated, we’re beginning to see changes in the market.” Those changes include more demand for locally grown food, but also, people want healthier, more humanely produced food. Operations like JH Grass Fed, which is run primarily by John and his son, John T. on over 60,000 acres of leased Forest Service and BLM land near Agua Fria National Monument and at Antelope Creek near Cortes, are





demand continues to go up. John and ranchers like him who sell their Arizona



online, to restaurants, through CSA cooperatives and at farmers’ markets, hope the tables turn again to the not-so-distant 1940s when about 97 percent of all beef consumed was grass-fed. It’s a little more expensive than cornfed beef because it costs more to produce. Much like a good homecooked meal versus a value menu


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meal from a fast food drive-through, “You get what you pay for,” explains John. “When you look at the health issues and obesity in this country, where is the real cost?” He’s proud of his products, which he says his customers enjoy just as much for the taste as they do for the health benefits and stewardship to the animals. He has found a solid community of like-minded growers, many of whom cross-market each other’s products to a variety of customers. He and his grass-fed livestock-growing peers have some solid factors on their side. For one, beef from grass-fed cattle has about half the fat as its feedlot counterparts. It’s also higher in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are one of the biggest reasons health-conscious consumers have been buying fish for years. It is also up to four times higher in vitamin E than meat from its feedlot counterparts, and much higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a nutrient associated with lower cancer risk. In addition, factory feedlots have their own set of problems that are causing wariness among many consumers. Overcrowding has led to disease outbreaks, which is now remedied by constant antibiotic regiments. These preventative programs are now believed by most scientists to be responsible in part for antibiotic-resistant strains of “superbug” bacteria that affect humans whether we eat meat or not. Also, because cattle do not naturally consume corn products, corn feeding presents a host of digestive problems. One of the most significant, according to Pollan, is a change in pH that makes conditions ideal for deadly E. coli 0157:H7 to grow. Although it was once rare, E. coli is now found in the intestinal tracts of almost all feedlot cattle and can lead to sickness or death of people who eat undercooked beef. But for John and the growing community of mindful cattle growers, raising grass-fed livestock and sustainably grown crops is not about scare tactics; quite the opposite in fact. It’s about maintaining an appreciation for the land, the animals, and the natural processes that occur without the help of the “fast food” mindset. “People want to know where their food comes from and that the animals are treated humanely,” he says, his eyes showing the glint of an honest smile from behind brown-rimmed glasses. “That’s what we do. It’s just the right thing to do.” www.jhgrassfed.com July 2014

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SUSTAINABLE ARIZONA THE ARIZONA FALLS Writer Jim McAllister Photographer Barb McAllister


Colored postcard from c.1900 shows original falls.

William J. Murphy may not be a household name despite his

Arizona Improvement Company. To promote the land, it

19th century accomplishments in the areas of Scottsdale,

had to have a name. Records of Murphy’s promotion of

Arcadia, and Glendale.

Arizona Canal lands refer to the site as “Glendale” as early as 1885.

According to an historical marker in Glendale, Murphy came to Arizona from Illinois in 1880 to build a section

It was quite an achievement, and one that led to the

of the Atlantic and Pacific (Santa Fe) Railroad. In 1883,

development of Scottsdale and North Phoenix, but it goes

he landed a $500,000 contract to build the 40-mile-long

beyond that because its construction created a bit of

Arizona Canal from Granite Reef through what would

history that may be unfamiliar to many residents.

become Scottsdale and Arcadia with a route to New River. Instead of cash, Murphy was paid in Arizona Canal

Murphy began work on the canal in 1883, and by 1884 his

Company stocks and bonds.

crews had reached an area south of Camelback Mountain at what is today the 5600 block of East Indian School Road.


The canal was finished in 1885, but Murphy was left deeply

A dilemma evolved as workers encountered a large rock

in debt. In 1887, he saw an opportunity to sell the land

formation that blocked their path. After some deliberation,

and water rights south of the canal, and he formed the

it was decided it would be more expedient to leave the

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rock in place and allow the water to flow over it rather than remove the formation. This created a 20-foot waterfall that would eventually be known as the Arizona Falls. For the residents of the parched land, the 1885 completion of the canal and its waterfall created a Shangri-La that became an important part of the desert community. Groups used it to socialize through picnics, dancing, and other activities as they enjoyed the waters. Murphy owned the land by the canal and planted numerous trees and orchards to reinforce the beauty of the area. He set in motion the development of the Ingleside Club resort on the grounds of what today are the Scottsdale Condominiums at 61st Street and Indian School Road. Unfortunately for the public, the recreational activities ended in 1902 when a hydroelectric plant was built over the waterfall. By 1913, the plant was rebuilt and remained in operation until 1950 at which time it was considered obsolete and was closed. For the next 50 years until 2000, it sat dormant and most local residents of that era did not know what it was or that the Arizona Falls lay beneath its structure. By 2003, through the cooperation of Phoenix, the Salt River Project, and the Phoenix Art Commission, the hydroelectric plant was reopened and made available to residents and visitors as a neighborhood gathering place. The power produced by the plant now supplies 150 homes in the area. The “water room� is a great place to visit on a summer day as one is surrounded by three walls of water that produce a nice cooling effect. As modern as the place looks today, there are still a few reminders of the past seen through the back wall of water. If one looks carefully, they can see the gears left over from the original 1902 construction. Because of the decision made by William J. Murphy to let the falls remain, we can enjoy them today for recreation, or if one lives in the area, they are a producer of electric power to their home. The building of the hydroelectric plant to harness the waters of the Arizona Falls is a good example of using the power of nature to sustain electric power to many future generations. Murphy died in 1923 at the age of 84, but he was able to see the benefits of his decision not to remove the rock structure that created the Arizona Falls. July 2014

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Standing Proud in Cave Creek Writer Amanda Christmann Larson Photographer Lauren Brown


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There are “monumental� changes happening in Cave Creek.

Last year when the Town of Cave Creek put out an open

eventually adding stone to his materials. Among his favorites

call for artwork for two strategic gateways into the town,

are marble, granite and limestone. For the last 12 years,

town officials had no way of knowing that the search

he has attended the Limestone Sculpture Symposium in

would not take them far. Sonoran Arts League artist and

Bloomington, IN, where he sharpened his skills and honed

Cave Creek resident Mark Carroll, whose work includes

his creativity in working with the unique stone. It was from

several styles of outstanding sculptures created from stone,

his experience there and in his studio that he developed

wood and metals, submitted the winning proposal: two

the idea of using limestone for the base of the Cave Creek

identical stainless steel horses that stand about 13 feet

monuments – a perfect compliment to the steel forms of the

tall on a base made of complementary rust-colored steel

horses and to the shifting colors of the desert surrounds.

and sandstone. His concept was chosen over 17 other submissions proposed by other talented artists.

The Town of Cave Creek approved $20,000 from the Taste of Cave Creek budget for the project. Council members

Much to the delight of town residents, the sculptures were

faced a difficult decision between two submissions, both

unveiled to the public June 10 and now stand proudly at

featuring horses as the central theme. In the end, it was

entrances on the east side of Cave Creek Road, approximately

the contrast Carroll provided by using a combination of

six tenths of a mile south of Carefree Highway, and on the

materials that won the council over.

north side of Cave Creek Road, 100 feet west of Scopa Trail. They are beautiful testaments to the heritage and history of

To create the sculptures, Carroll first constructed a life-sized

this corner of North Phoenix, where horses remain a legacy of

9-foot-tall drawing for each horse. He built carts so that

Southwest American tradition.

he could move them as they took on their form. First, he created armatures of stainless steel tube mounted on steel

Though the monuments may be his most highly exposed

plates. He used parchment paper to trace the shapes he

work to date, Carroll has been recognized locally for quite

needed for the steel ribbons, and fabricated each 4-foot-

some time. As owner of The Sculpture Studio, located

high base as he worked on the upper portion to ensure

in Cave Creek since 2009, he has artfully carved a wide

it would all fit together in the end. A head was added

range of sculptures through the years. He has developed a

to each horse as separate pieces. It was only after each

reputation for his ability to find form hidden within a variety

head was completed that the chest and neck portions were

of mediums, and to create impressive works of art from

added. Details such as the movement in the tail received

ideas born within his own imagination.

considerable attention as well, and the results are stunning.

A former high school art teacher in Buffalo, NY, Carroll holds

The process was not without trial and error. His first attempt at

a master’s degree in art education. He came about his talent

putting ribbon-shaped steel onto the frames of the horse bodies

honestly; his father carved wood and stone, and his mother

didn’t suit his liking, so he removed them and started over.

was a landscape artist who preferred oil paints as her medium. Carroll’s Cave Creek monuments stand tall and proud, Carroll began his solo career 30 years ago, carving

greeting visitors and welcoming residents home. They

wildlife figures out of wood before progressing to life-sized

serve as a tangible reminder of the uniqueness of a town

representations that he produced for hospitals and churches.

steeped in heritage and tradition. Like their creator, they

He showed considerable talent even early on; among his

are a tribute to the unique contributions of a community

wooden creations is a scientifically accurate reproduction of

of people from all over the world who are drawn to the

archaeopteryx, which he created for the Buffalo Museum of

desert for its ruggedness, beauty and freedom.

Science in Buffalo, New York by studying fossil remains. www.thesculpturestudio.com As he expanded his skills, he took on new mediums, July 2014

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Music in the Pines Writer Tom Scanlon


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Conveniently enough, just

bull rider. The $5 cover-charge dance found a new

as the North Scottsdale/

home two miles away from the old spot.

Cave Creek music scene starts to go into a heat-

On the afternoon and night of July 5, Montezuma

induced hibernation, the

Street between (fittingly enough) the courthouse and

music festival season in

the “Whiskey Row” bars will be closed, as the Crown

Prescott starts blowing

Kings headline the 14th annual Prescott Street Dance.

up like a Fourth of July firecracker.

“Everybody’s packed, there are not enough bars and bathrooms,” says street dance promoter Steve Gottlieb.

Can you imagine sitting outside listening to music

Admission is $5, with $5 beers and $6 margaritas.

in July? It might not be too fun from Chandler to Anthem, with the temperature above 100 degrees long

For those who think of Prescott as a sleepy little town

after sundown. But here in Prescott – pronounced

where retired folks go to putter around in the garden,

“press-kit” by locals – summers are all about outdoor

and the music scene is maybe a community brass

fun, as July temperatures in the mile-high city usually

band, Crown Kings singer Casey Killian has two words:

top out around 90, with a quick cool-down at dusk.

Whiskey Row.

And this town of 40,000 loves to hear music filling

“I think Whiskey Row will change any preconceived notion

the mountain air. The City of Prescott sponsors a

you have of a retirement village,” cackles Killian. “You’ve

summer concert series every night except Sundays

got a square city block with a hotel built in. You can crawl

and Mondays. At the courthouse plaza downtown, in

from bar to bar. Great music and a party scene.”

addition to movie screenings on Wednesday nights, there will be jazz bands on Tuesdays, a “Prescott Idol”

Several of the bars on the block of Montezuma Street

competition on Thursdays and country-blues-rockers on

long known as Whiskey Row regularly feature live

Fridays and Saturdays.

music. And, as Killian puts it, “Music and drinking, as all the most intelligent people will tell you, go hand in

While there is music pumping through Prescott all

hand.” Killian lives in Cave Creek, and says the music

summer, things literally amp up this month. And the first

scene there is similar to Prescott’s.

week of July, locals will tell you, is pretty near insane. July is a long, loud pub crawl for the Crown Kings, The World’s Oldest Rodeo takes place from June 30

who will play Harold’s pre-Fourth music and fireworks

to July 6. While the ridin’ and ropin’ takes place at the

show in Cave Creek on July 3. After recovering from

nearby Prescott Rodeo Grounds, two big music events

that show, Killian will get on his Harley and ride up to

will wrestle for attention at nearby locations.

Prescott, as he did when the Crown Kings played the city’s recent 150th birthday party. With Killian firing up

The official Rodeo Dance takes over the spacious

the crowd, the Crown Kings had the Sesquicentennial

Goodwill parking lot at 1365 Iron Springs Road the

crowd dancing in the streets, as the band cranked out

nights of July 3, 4 and 5. Those who have been to

high-energy versions of one hit song after another,

this kick-up-your-heels event before may remember it in

ranging from new country of Zac Brown’s tasty

the Albertson’s parking lot in downtown Prescott; after

“Chicken Fried,” to old rock like the Rolling Stones’

years there, the Rodeo Dance was thrown like a rookie

loose-lips hit “Honky Tonk Woman.” July 2014

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Killian is a master at audience interaction, and when

In addition to playing guitar and fiddle, Walls is the

the Crown Kings dialed into Free’s 1970 hit, the

lead singer of the Canyon Walls Band. In Prescott, he’ll

dozens dancing in a frenzy agreed with the chorus: It

be sharing the microphone with Amy Magnussen. “We

was all right, now.

do a couple duets,” Walls said, “and she does a lot of Miranda Lambert, Leanne Womack, the Dixie Chicks.

“We’re Prescott’s favorite stepsons,” Killian said.

She’s a showstopper. We’ve been playing 10 years

“They’re great people, the most enthusiastic people

with her. It’s always nice to do the female songs, and

we’ve played for.”

people just like Amy. She’s the whole package.”

The Canyon Walls Band also likes to roll from Phoenix

The Canyon Walls Band plays country favorites like

up the highways to Prescott (45 minutes from Anthem,

Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

about an hour from north Scottsdale). The Crown

and Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” and a few

Kings and Canyon Walls both played last summer’s

countrified pop-rock ballads such as Matchbox 20’s

somber “Prescott Strong”; the Prescott show was

“3 a.m.” and Journey’s “Faithfully.” The Phoenix band

a benefit for families of the 19 Granite Mountain

fits right in with Yavapai County bands. “They have a

Hotshots firefighters who died fighting a blaze in

big scene of rock bands, a lot of country and some

nearby Yarnell.

bluegrass,” Walls said of the Prescott area music.

“It really hit home,” said Danny Walls, a Phoenix firefighter

As Danny Walls describes Prescott, “Lots of people

and longtime leader of the Canyon Walls Band. “I got

having fun and enjoying themselves, having food. Just

choked up a bunch of times during that show.”

a nice time.”

Walls will take a break from Phoenix 911 calls to

Kind of like a mini-New Orleans? “That’s a good way

bring his country-rock act back to Prescott to pump

to put it,” Walls said. “Especially at night. They turn it

out music for the Rodeo Dance. Rich Warner, the

up a notch.”

Rodeo Dance organizer, is happy to get Canyon Walls back up north. “I’ve had Danny Walls twice, and he’s drawn more people than anyone,” said Warner. “He’s just a great entertainer and they’re a great band.”


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My Pool Gal Service 480-626-2604 Repair 480-626-8200 Post office Carefree 480-488-3781 Cave Creek 480-488-1218 Realtor Jean Ransdell Russ Lyon Sotheby’s 480-294-3257 www.arizonaluxuryrealty.com Rex Benson New Venture Realty 623-975-1330 949-468-7222 cell www.rexinaz.com Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 34305 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480-488-2400 Tom Scappaticci Russ Lyon Sotheby’s 602-430-4081 www.arizonaluxuryrealty.com Restaurants Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House 480-488-8031 cartwrightssonoranranchhouse.com English Rose Tea Room 480-488-4812 201 Easy St. Carefree, AZ www.carefreetea.com Summit Diner 480-575-6562 www.summitdineraz.com

The Heritage at Carefree 480-488-1622 www.heritagecarefree.com SCHOOL Annunciation Catholic School 480-361-8234 Bella Vista Private School 480-575-6001 Black Mountain Elementary School 480-575-2100 Cactus Shadows High School Main Line 480-575-2400 Attendance 480-575-2431 Career Success School 480-575-0075 Cave Creek Montessori School 480-563-2929 www.cavecreekmontessori.com Cave Creek Unified School District 480-575-2000 Child’s Play Preschool – CCUSD www.cavecreekpreschools.com 480-575-2062 Desert Foothills Lutheran Preschool 480-585-8007 Desert Sun Academy 480-575-2900 Desert Willow Elementary School 480-575-2800 Foothills Academy 480-488-5583 Goddard School 480-437-1000

The Grotto 480-499-0140 6501 E. Cave Creek Rd.

Horseshoe Trails Elementary School 480-272-8500

The Village Coffee Shop 480-488-3835 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd. #134 B

Lone Mountain Elementary School 480-437-3000


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Montessori School 480-563-2929 Our Lady of Joy Preschool 480-595-6409 Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain 602-493-2600 Quality Interactive Montessori School 480-575-5269 www.qimontessori.com Scottsdale Christian Academy 602-992-5100 www.scarizona.org Sonoran Trails Middle School Main Line 480-272-8600 Attendance: 480-272-8604 Ventana Academic School 480-488-9362 Security Doors and Screens Steel Shield Security Doors 623-581-DOOR www.steelshieldsecurity.com Sheriff Sheriff’s Posse 602-876-1895 Shopping 4SisterShop 602-330-6042 www.4sistershop.com Cave Creek Candle & Gifts 6245 E. Cave Creek Road 480-488-7799 www.cavecreekcandles.com Finders Creekers 602-739-3494 6554 E. Cave Creek Road Las Tiendas 6140 E. Cave Creek Rd. www.lastiendascavecreek.com Suzanne’s Hot Stuff In Frontier Town 480-488-1277 The Red Truck Trading Co. 480-575-0100 www.redtrucktrading.com Stefan Mann 34505 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite G10 480-488-3371 www.stefanmann.com

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Tire Repair and Sales C&R Tire 623-551-6255 www.candrtire.com Water Softener & Filtration Priceless Plumbing Heating & Air 480-595-5330 www.pricelessplumbing.com Rayne of the North Valley 623-234-9047 www.raynewater.com window treatments Carefree Coverings 602-617-2920 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 100B Worship Black Mountain Baptist Church 480-488-1975 www.bmbcaz.com Black Mountain United Church of Christ 480-575-1801 www.bmucc.com Canyon Church of Christ 623-889-3388 www.canyonchurch.org Carefree Highway Community Church 480-488-5565 www.carefreechurch.us

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Coolwater Christian Church 480-585-5554 www.coolwaterchurch.org

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church 480-585-9448 www.pinnaclepres.org

Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church 623-465-9461

Redeemer Lutheran Church 480-585-7002 redeemer.vze.com

Desert Foothills Lutheran Church 480-585-8007 www.dflc.org

Son Rise Community Church 480-502-2834 www.sonrisescottsdale.org

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church 480-488-3384 www.deserthills.org

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center 480-488-5218 www.spiritinthedesert.org

Desert Mission United Methodist Church 480-595-1814 www.desertmissionumc.org

St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church 480-595-0883 www.stgacc.org

Desert Valley Baptist Church 623-465-9461

Via de Cristo United Methodist Fellowship 480-515-4490 www.viadecristo.com

First Baptist Church of Cave Creek 480-488-2958 First Church of Christ Scientist 480-488-2665 www.csarizona.com/carefreecavecreek.1st Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church 480-488-3283 www.goodshepherdaz.org

Cave Creek Adventist Fellowship 602-663-1268 www.cavecreekchurch.com

Light of the Desert Lutheran Church 480-563-5500 www.lightofthedesert.org

Cave Creek Bible Church 480-818-5653 www.cavecreekbiblechurch.org

Lone Mountain Fellowship Church 480-818-5653 www.lonemountainfellowship.org

Christ Anglican Episcopal Church 480-488-0525 www.christchurchaz.org

North Scottsdale Christian 480-367-8182 www.northscottsdalechristian.com

Christ the Lord Lutheran 480-488-2081 www.ctlcarefree.org

North Ridge Community Church 480-515-4673 www.northridge.org

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS 480-488-3035 www.lds.org

North Valley Church of Christ 480-473-7611 www.nvcoc.net

Community Bible Church of Cave Creek 33501 N. Cave Creek Road 480-488-2958 www.communitybiblechurchaz.com

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Yoga Yoga Breeze 480-595-2855 www.yogabreeze.com Beyond Your Roots Salon & Boutique in beautiful, downtown Cave Creek is looking for stylists for booth rentals‌. great intro rates. Professional, drama-free, and fun team. Contact Debbie at 480-695-9342.

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recipe Summer Succotash Salad Writer and photographer Monica Longenbaker

This Summer Succotash Salad puts a new spin on an old classic. Originating with Native Americans, succotash is loosely defined as a mixture of corn and shelled beans (typically lima beans). Over time, it has undergone countless variations and, because of its affordability, was once a staple during the Great Depression.

In lieu of boiling, which is common in traditional recipes, this version calls for grilling the corn, which imparts a deep, smoky flavor into the dish. In addition, edamame takes the place of lima beans for a more contemporary touch. Combined with a confetti of summer vegetables and flavors, this salad is outstanding on its own, but also makes the perfect bed for a juicy pork chop or grilled fish.

Ingredients (Yields 1 Quart): 6 ears of corn, husked 1 tbsp olive oil (for grilling corn) 1 cup edamame, shelled ½ cup red bell pepper, small-diced ½ cup red onion, small-diced 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp lime juice 6 basil leaves, finely chopped ¼ cup feta cheese or queso fresco, crumbled pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder


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Directions: To grill the corn: Soak corn cobs in water for 10-15 minutes, then drain. Coat each ear of corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill over low or indirect heat, turning every 3-5 minutes until the corn develops a slight char. Repeat until kernels are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Once the corn is cooled, carefully cut the kernels from the cob using a sharp knife. Combine the grilled corn with the edamame, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic, then toss with red wine vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, and cayenne pepper/chili powder. Fold in basil and cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. Optional: Garnish the top with extra basil and cheese crumbles. Chill or serve room temperature.

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