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with great interest Iatread “Too Many Close Calls Crosswalk,” [In&Out,

AMY BEST HANNAH “It is totally

Nov. 14, 2013]. I agree the Venture Drive/Gavilan Peak Parkway intersection has a potential for accidents and should be made safer. It should be a four-way stop, a solution that is both easy and cheap. The intersection is a two-way stop between two, four-way-stop intersections. Pedestrians and drivers might have a momentary lapse in consciousness and forget whether they are at a four-way stop or the two-way stop. It has happened to me; It must happen to others. The pedestrian at Venture who momentarily thinks it is one of the four-way stops, steps from the curb trusting that the oncoming vehicle on Gavilan Peak must, and will, stop. The Gavilan Peak driver at one of the fourway intersections, momentarily confusing it with the Venture two-way, does not stop. It has happened, and it will continue to happen with the present setup. Such confusion could be eliminated by having all three intersections be the same: Four-way stops. MCDOT says, “A major issue appears to be drivers obeying traffic laws. The greatest traffic safety device on a roadway is the driver behind the wheel.” Such a position is a cop-out that is irresponsible and unsatisfactory. A dangerous situation has been identified by residents who see it day in and day out. Surely the criteria for a fourway stop can take into account more than simple traffic volume. In this place, saving lives is the overriding criterion.

Stan Huff Anthem

unacceptable that we will have to wait until a major accident involving local foot traffic and a vehicle going the speed limit. We don’t need another ‘accident’ that could be easily fixed with some stop signs, better lighting or a traffic light! Let’s be proactive!”

TONY GAUTIER “I’ve seen quite a few

close calls myself. Should gather a group of volunteers to do shifts and just be there at the crosswalk with a stop sign to make cars stop until something is done. Or get some of those ‘kids at play’ signs you can get at Walmart and just put those in the road.”

CRISTINA SNOW “My stepson was a

close call when a car sped by without stopping. I was so angry and scared!”

HUNTER MARINA STOLWORTHY “I live

in Paseo and truly cannot understand why that stop sign was ever taken down. Don’t want to have to slow your travels? Tough! Every time someone crosses, child or adult, they are putting their lives at risk.”

JEREMY CARAWAY “I live two blocks

from there. I witness roughly a close call weekly. Also, I don’t understand how there is a stop sign a block up to a shopping center and a parking lot, two stop lights at the high school. But Venture, which is a through-street from North Gavilan and Anthem Way, would not need a stop sign. I hope it doesn’t come to someone getting hit for the county to realize it. ”

LYNDSEY BRADY “I live in Paseo and

take my kids to the park daily! We have been one of those close calls more than once. I’ve now started taking my kids up to the stop sign just so we can cross the street safely. It’s ridiculous! Something should be done!” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 |

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THIS WEEK

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

DINING Jingleball at Ironwood

6—10 p.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-742-6222 $35

Celebrate the holidays with appetizers, feast, entertainment and dancing. Reservations required. For Country Club residents.

HEALTH

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BUSINESS

6 p.m. Diamond Canyon School 40004 North Liberty Bell Way 623-866-3225

Business for Breakfast

KIDS

THURSDAY 12.12

For Chamber members.

Fish Tales Toastmasters Meeting Noon—1 p.m. Arizona Game & Fish Department 5000 West Carefree Highway 623-236-7256

Practice and hone communication and leadership skills through nonprofit Toastmasters International. Each speech is critiqued by a member focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Serves Anthem, Tramonto and New River.

COMMUNITY Holiday Home Tour

6 p.m. Anthem 623-703-5621 $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Self-guided tour of six Anthem homes beautifully decorated for the season. Benefits Anthem Cares Through Service (ACTS). Tickets available at 623-703-5621, 425-894-4345 or anthemhousetour@gmail.com.

VFW Meets

6 p.m. Veterans Post Headquarters 4250 West Anthem Way #845 623-444-5010

Monthly meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031. Don’t National Family Day: Stay Miss! Sharp 6:30—8:30 p.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 North Freedom Way 623-879-3011

Hard-hitting, high-energy prevention message of teens and their personal journey testimonials involving substance abuse and resulting destructive consequences. Designed for mature middle and high school kids, parents and guardians. Registration required.

7—8 p.m. Sunset Ridge School 35707 North 33rd Lane 623-445-7800

CLUBS

FRIDAY 12.13

Rotary Club

7:15—8:30 a.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-225-6342

At Ironwood Country Club.

COMMUNITY

New River/Desert Hills Community Association: Area Government Representatives

Chamber of Commerce at Anthem: Cycling-training ride. 7—8:15 a.m. Hampton Inn 42415 North 41st Drive 602-495-6483

Sunset Ridge: Winter Holiday Concert

9—10 a.m. Tramonto Fire Station West Canotia Place 602-432-2800

Santa’s House

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way 623-465-9500

Speakers from State of Arizona District 6, Maricopa County District 3 and City of Phoenix District 2.

Photos with Santa.

SCHOOL

BCHS: Boys’ Basketball vs. Brophy 4 p.m. Boulder Creek High School 40404 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-445-8600

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

BGHS: Boys’ Basketball vs. South Mountain

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair

5—8 p.m. Desert Mountain School 35959 North 7th Avenue 623-445-3500

More than 35 vendors. Santa, snow and train rides for the kids. Holiday shopping for the kids with gifts from $1-$7. Unwanted or broken gold pieces purchased by The Gold Lady.

DINING

4 p.m. Barry Goldwater High School 2820 West Rose Garden Lane 623-445-3000

Live Music

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

BGHS: Boys’ Soccer vs. O’Connor 4 p.m. Barry Goldwater High School 2820 West Rose Garden Lane 623-445-3000

10 a.m. Elevate Coffee Company 2530 West Happy Valley Road Phoenix 602-341-5480

Northwest Christian School band performs.

Friday Night Out at Ironwood 4 p.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-742-6222

JV at 4 p.m. Varsity at 6 p.m.

BGHS: Girls’ Basketball vs. South Mountain

Happy hour specials. Live entertainment from 6-9 p.m. For Country Club residents.

4 p.m. South Mountain High School 5401 South 7th Street, Phoenix 623-445-3000

ENTERTAINMENT

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

Norterra Canyon: Band Concert 6:30 p.m. Norterra Canyon School 2200 West Maya Way 623-445-8200

Cruisin’ With Santa Car Show

6—9 p.m. The Shops at Norterra 2550 West Happy Valley Road 623-582-9599

CLARIFICATION

Grades 6-8 perform.

SDOHS: Dance Performance

7 p.m. Sandra Day O’Connor High School 25250 North 35th Avenue 623-445-7100

Open Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year at Ridgeline Academy officially begins Monday, Feb. 3.

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Santa arrives in style. Custom, classic and exotic cars welcome. DVUSD student performances, carriage rides, live music, face painting, food samples and prize drawing. Snowfall at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Toy donations accepted. Benefits UMOM.

KIDS

Santa’s House

11 a.m.– 8 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way 623-465-9500

[See Thursday’s listing.]

Gingerbread Story Time

9:30 & 11 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000

Stories, rhymes and cookie decorating. Ages 2-6. Registration required.

Parents’ Nite Out 6—11 p.m. Grace North Church 4135 West Opportunity Way 623-551-0007 $15/With RSVP

Dinner, snacks, games and activities for ages 3 months-12 years.

SDOHS: Boys’ Basketball vs. Millennium

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4 p.m. Millennium High School 14802 West Wigwam Boulevard Goodyear 623-445-7100

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

SDOHS: Girls’ Basketball vs. Millennium

4 p.m. Sandra Day O’Connor High School 25250 North 35th Avenue 623-445-7100

4 p.m. Hamilton High School 3700 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler 623-445-8600

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

BCHS: Girls’ Basketball vs. Hamilton

4 p.m. Boulder Creek High School 40404 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-445-8600

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

BGHS: Girls’ Soccer vs. Cactus Shadows

4 p.m. Barry Goldwater High School 2820 West Rose Garden Lane 623-445-3000

JV at 4 p.m. Varsity at 6 p.m.

Festive songs performed by Musical Theatre of Anthem.

Holiday ‘Celestial Harp’ Music

2 p.m. Boulder Creek High School 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000

Ernie Ferra performs holiday song favorites and singalongs.

Archway performs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Anthem Prep performs from 7-8 p.m.

Diamond Canyon: Movie Night

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6—8:30 p.m. Diamond Canyon School 40004 North Liberty Bell Way 623-445-8000

Watch the “Polar Express.”

WORSHIP

BCHS: Boys’ Basketball vs. Hamilton

1 p.m. Boulder Creek High School 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000

5:30 p.m. Anthem Preparatory Academy 39808 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-465-4776

8:45 a.m. North Valley Christian Academy 42101 North 41st Drive 623-551-3454

9 a.m. Cholla High Magnet School 2001 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson 623-445-3000

Holiday Musical Performance

Anthem Prep: Winter Concert

SDOHS: Dance Performance

BGHS: Varsity Wrestling Chollas Duals Invitational

ENTERTAINMENT

Freshmen at 4 p.m. JV at 5:30 p.m. Varsity at 7 p.m.

SCHOOL

NVCA: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Bring new, unwrapped toys. Benefits Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charity.

7 p.m. Sandra Day O’Connor High School 25250 North 35th Avenue 623-445-7100

Celebrate Recovery 11:30 a.m. Koina Cafe 42201 North 41st Drive 623-466-7964

Support for individuals struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups.

SATURDAY 12.14

COMMUNITY

Republic Services Bulk Trash Pickup Area 3

Santa’s House

10 a.m.–9 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 623-465-9500

[See Thursday’s listing.]

Breakfast with Santa at Ironwood

8:30 a.m.—noon Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-742-6222 $15/Adults; $10/Children ages 4–12; Free/Children under 4

Face painting, story time and pictures. Reservations required. For Country Club residents.

Santa Saturdays

10 a.m.—1 p.m. Elevate Coffee Company The Shops at Norterra 2550 West Happy Valley Road 623-582-9599

Photo with Santa and a holiday craft.

For Anthem East residents. Don’t put material on the street or block the sidewalk. Placement begins Saturday, Dec. 14 for pickup Wednesday, Dec. 18. Info: disposal.com

Storytime

Swap Meet and Holiday Bazaar

SCHOOL

7 a.m.—noon Boulder Creek High School 40404 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-516-4715

Holiday shopping with numerous items for sale. Trains rides for the kids. Benefits BCHS Marching Band.

Toy Drive

Noon—2 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way

2 p.m. Barnes and Noble 2501 West Happy Valley Road #20 623-780-3300

BGHS: Varsity Wrestling Chollas Duals Invitational

9 a.m. Cholla High Magnet School 2001 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson 623-445-3000

BGHS: Wrestling Paradise Valley JV Tournament 10 a.m. Paradise Valley High School 3950 East Bell Road, Phoenix 623-445-3000

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SDOHS: Wrestling Paradise Valley JV Tournament 10 a.m. Paradise Valley High School 3950 East Bell Road, Phoenix 623-445-7100

SUNDAY 12.15

COMMUNITY

Anthem Farmers Market

9 a.m.—1 p.m. Anthem Community Park 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-848-1234

Local producers of organic and seasonal crops. Ranchers with range-fed beef, pork, lamb and goat. Fresh eggs, cheeses, butters, jams, jellies, pickles, tamales and sauces. Freshly baked breads and pastries. Upper section of the park by the Veterans Memorial.

Christmas Cantata

2:30 p.m. Sunset Ridge Elementary School 35707 North 33rd Lane 623-882-6975

The combined choirs of Pioneer United Methodist and Sunrise United Methodist Churches present Seasons of Praise. Free childcare available. Everyone welcome.

DINING

5—6 p.m. Elevate Coffee Company 2530 West Happy Valley Road 602-341-5480

Musical Theatre of Anthem performs.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Davies Family Christmas Show

7—9 p.m. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 2825 West Rose Canyon Circle 623-465-9740 $15

Features the best of TAD shows such as Anne Davies and Chelsea Faulds from AbbaFab, Pete Williams from Nashville Gold, 3 International Tenors’ Johnny Huerta, Nick Davies from “The Big Band Theory” Michele Oh, Lise Hopson from The Noise, Jessica Kelly and Kayla Kenzior.

Santa’s House

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way 623-465-9500

[See Thursday’s listing.]

MONDAY 12.16

BUSINESS

Team Job Search Newcomers Welcome

6 p.m. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 2825 West Rose Canyon Circle

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Job finding support and welcome workshop. Everyone who needs a job is welcome. Visit St. Rose office to pick up instructions and kit.

KIDS Santa’s House

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way 623-465-9500

[See Thursday’s listing.]

SCHOOL

Diamond Canyon: Winter Concert 6:30 p.m. Diamond Canyon School 40004 North Liberty Bell Way 623-445-8000

Grades 4-8 perform.

TUESDAY 12.17

BUSINESS PBA

7 a.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 North Freedom Way 623-551-0523

Business networking group in Anthem looking to grow businesses.

Live Music

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COMMUNITY

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Santa’s House

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way 623-465-9500

[See Thursday’s listing.]

SCHOOL

Anthem Prep: Early Release

Anthem Preparatory Academy 39808 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-465-4776

Archway at 11:45 a.m. Anthem Prep at 12:05 p.m.

The Caepe: Night of the Arts

6—8 p.m. The Caepe School 39905 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-551-7808

Students participate in art and entertainment.

WEDNESDAY 12.18

BUSINESS

Business Network at Anthem 7 a.m. Hampton Inn 42415 North 41st Drive 623-465-7979

Visitors welcome.

DINING

Lobster Feast at Persimmon

6:30—8:30 p.m. Crossroads Cafe 42201 North 41st Drive #100 623-551-9933

5:30—8 p.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623742-6222 $50

Learn when to say “yes” and how to say “no” to take control of your life. Twelve-week video presentation and discussion.

Parkside Board of Directors Meeting 7—8:30 p.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 North Freedom Way 623-879-3011

Anthem residents encouraged to attend.

DINING

Live Music

5—6 p.m. Elevate Coffee Company 2530 West Happy Valley Road 602-341-5480

Reservations required. For Country Club residents.

KIDS

Santa’s House

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way 623-465-9500

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ENTERTAINMENT

‘The Nutcracker’

7 p.m. Symphony Hall 225 East Adams Street, Phoenix 602-381-1096 $25-$158

Holiday classic with dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes.

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

7:30 p.m. Comerica Theatre 400 West Washington Street, Phoenix 602-379-2888 $20-$85

Performance by Moscow Ballet.

‘White Christmas’

7:30 p.m. Phoenix Theatre 100 East McDowell Road, Phoenix 602-254-2151

$30-$80

Based on the holiday classic about two World War II veterans with a successful song-and-dance act. Features 17 Irving Berlin songs.

A Cajun Christmas

7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $32.50-$42.50

Fusion of New Orleans jazz, folk, blues rock, swamp pop, zydeco, country and bluegrass performed by Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil.

‘Christmas… The Magic Continues’

8 p.m. Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix 602-252-8497 $27.50

Musical cabaret with old and new songs brought together by Jeff Kennedy and his grand piano.

The Manhattan Transfer performs Tuesday and Wednesday at the Musical Instrument Museum.

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HEALTH

Winter Fitness Hike

8—10 a.m. Cave Creek Regional Park 37019 North Lava Lane, Cave Creek $6/Vehicle

Moderate, steady pace based on the fitness level of participants. Hike a different part of the park each week. Meet at the nature center.

KIDS

North Pole Experience

Little America 2515 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff 480-779-9679 $42-$55

Trolley ride to Santa’s Workshop. Attend Elf University, build toys, enjoy cookies and snowman soup and visit with Mrs. Claus and Santa. Numerous dates and times available through Friday, Dec. 27.

OUTDOORS

Morning Scenic Shoreline Hike 8—10 a.m. Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 North Castle Hot Springs Road Morristown 602-372-7460, Ext. 202 $6/Vehicle

Hike along the shore.

FRIDAY 12.13

COMMUNITY

Carefree Farmer’s Market

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Carefree Christmas Festival

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10 a.m.—9 p.m. Carefree Desert Garden 101 Easy Street, Carefree 480-488-3381

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Twinkling cacti and real snow in the desert. Visits with Santa in his grotto. Live music and holiday shows. Light parade Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

Holidaze in Hicksville

7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $37.50-$42.50

Blended elements of swing, jazz, folk and country music performed by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks.

KORN: Holmberg’s Holiday Ho-Down 7:30 p.m. Comerica Theatre 400 West Washington Street, Phoenix 602-379-2888 $39-$45

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Carefree Christmas Festival

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[See Friday’s listing.] Light parade at 6 p.m.

‘Snow Queen’

2 & 7 p.m. Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix 602-252-8497 $13-$27

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Modern dance ballet interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale to music by Sergei Prokofiev. Performed by Center Dance Ensemble.

‘The Nutcracker’

2 & 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall 225 East Adams Street, Phoenix 602-381-1096 $25-$158

[See Thursday’s listing.]

‘Holiday Toys’

7 p.m. North Canyon High School 1700 East Union Hills Drive, Phoenix 623-980-4628

North Valley Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

A Night of Miracles

7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $52.50-$72.50

Motown Sound of the Miracles performs songs such as “Shop Around,” “I Second That Emotion” and “Tears of a Clown.”

SUNDAY 12.15

ENTERTAINMENT

Carefree Christmas Festival

10 a.m.—5 p.m. Carefree Desert Garden 101 Easy Street, Carefree 480-488-3381

[See Friday’s listing.] Holiday dog walk at 9 a.m.

PJAZZ SuperBall Gala

10 a.m.—10 p.m. Elks Theater 117 East Gurley Street, Prescott 928-237-7908 $40-$75

Jazz entertainment in Arizona’s official “Christmas City.” Meet and greet from 10 a.m.-noon with a brunch buffet at the Hassayampa Inn. Elks Theater shows at 1 and 5 p.m. Christmas dinner and dance party from 7-10 p.m.

‘Snow Queen’

2 & 5 p.m. Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix 602-252-8497 $13–$27

[See Saturday’s listing.]

‘The Nutcracker’ 1 & 5:30 p.m.

Symphony Hall 602-381-1096 $25-$158

[See Thursday’s listing.]

‘Christmas… The Magic Continues’

2 p.m. Herberger Theater Center 602-252-8497 $27.50

[See Thursday’s listing.]

‘White Christmas’

2 p.m. Phoenix Theatre 100 East McDowell Road, Phoenix 602-254-2151 $30-$80

[See Thursday’s listing.]

Young Sounds of Arizona

2 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $12.50-$17.50

Jazz musicians from Phoenix area schools perform.

‘The Great Divorce’

7 p.m. Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix

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MONDAY 12.16

ENTERTAINMENT

I Am AZ Music Concert

7 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard Phoenix 480-478-6000 $17.50

Classical music performed by Classical Revolution PHX, Estrella Sax Quartet, Simply Three, Paradise Winds and Urban Nocturnes.

‘Spirit of the Season’

7 p.m. Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix 602-252-8497 $26-$41

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Four-part harmonies touching on bebop, contemporary jazz, doo-wop, Latin melodies, and pop/rock.

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Holiday music from jazz to classical performed by Jeffrey Hattrick and Nicole Pesce.

TUESDAY 12.17

COMMUNITY

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The Center Dance Ensemble performs the holiday classic “Snow Queen” at the Herberger Theatre, Saturday and Sunday.

5:30—6:30 p.m. Burton Barr Central Library College Depot

Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show

Through Wednesday, Dec. 18 7 & 9 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $52.50-$77.50

WEDNESDAY 12.18

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He Loves His Job…

Coach of the Year Scott Newell and the Boulder Creek High School swimmers.

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oulder Creek High School swim coach Scott Newell was awarded the Northwest Regional High School Coach of the Year for the boys’ swim team.

new swimmers or non-year-round swimmers and getting them prepared… We have a great group of student– athletes… the nicest group of highschool-aged kids around.”

Newell, who won the same distinction last year for the girls’ team, insisted the whole team, including his assistant coaches, are responsible for their success.

The boys’ team dominated the Northwest Regional Invitation in November with 523 points (191 points ahead of the second place team). The girls team also took first place with 595.50 points (a whopping 244.5 points ahead of the second place team). Newell said he expects the team to do even better next year. “I love what I do—every day.” io

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NATURE

After a Brush With Disaster, a Happy Ending for Miss Daisy

Sheldon Garde, 16, (left) and Kyla Hymas, 15, won first place at state for Kung Fu form, performed in sync.

hen 2-year-old Miss Daisy, a W poodle-mix, was found Oct. 29 in the desert in New River, she was

hungry, and suffering a severe case of luxating patella, or dislocated kneecaps. Daisy was in need of a surgical procedure costing upward of $3,000, but according to Anthem Pets, a Cave Creek veterinarian stepped up to perform the operation for about half the cost. A fundraising website was launched and Miss Daisy was cared for by a loving foster family while funds could be raised for corrective surgery. When word got out, the community came to the rescue. Thanks to some very generous donors, Anthem Pets met its goal during Thanksgiving weekend. Daisy will now get to have the surgery she needs to help her live a healthy, happy life. “We want to thank each and every one of you who donated and also shared her story with friends and family. Your generosity will allow Daisy many years of happiness and pain-free life. Her future is so bright,” said Lisa Kilwein of Anthem Pets. Daisy’s surgery is scheduled for early January and she will continue to be cared for by her dedicated foster family. Visit Daisy’s Facebook page to track her progress. Donate to Anthem Pets at anthempets.org. Info: facebook.com/diamondsfordaisy 20

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COMMUNITY

Kung Fu Students Make Nationals

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hey can be seen in their traditional black Shaolin kung fu uniforms performing disciplined workouts Monday and Wednesday evenings at the community center. And, that hard work has paid off. Anthem’s School of Tao Chi Kung Fu, ages 6 to 47, took home more awards than any other school in Arizona at the United States Karate Alliance (USKA) Arizona State Championship on Nov. 16. With four students taking first place Assistant Instructor and four taking Mike Gillespie, left, second, a total of with Grandmaster 13 local students Abbott Franklin will represent Wood who’s been teaching kung fu Anthem at the USKA nationals at the Community Center for more in Las Vegas in than 10 years. March 2014.


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Former Y Director Aims to Keep Anthem Beautiful

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rom a pool of nearly 300 applicants, Anthem has selected a new parks and facilities director following the sudden departure of David Smith in September. Jim Metcalf brings 25 years of experience to his new position, having filled many roles at the Valley of the Sun YMCA. His most recent experience includes regional facilities director, where he was responsible for managing the maintenance of buildings, grounds and aquatics

facilities at several YMCA branches. Metcalf faces the challenge of maintaining all ACC parks and facilities, in addition to managing Jim Metcalf the department’s budget—the largest category of ACC’s operating budget. He assumed the position in November with a specific goal: “I plan to keep Anthem the beautiful place it is,” Metcalf said.

Chocolate Mousse in 10 or Stonington in 90?

ifteen hundred violation letters for F return walls in need of painting might have some Parkside homeowners scratching their heads.

The letters instruct homeowners to complete the project within 90 days, then, in a following paragraph, warns that compliance must be achieved “within 10 days of this letter to avoid being fined.” Parkside Manager Annette McCarthy confirmed the 90-day window, explaining Parkside neighborhoods did not help us distinguish between the two tans. Best the letter template doesn’t allow for the to peel a quarter-sized chip to take to the removal of the 10-day warning clause. paint retailer for identification. Stonington or Chocolate Mousse? The “We put it in our A-100, our go-to letter instructed that a return wall, the mid-grade paint which has a 15-year block wall separating your property warranty,” the representative said; You from another (or any wall that connects with such a wall), with excessive fading can go with higher-quality paint but the HOA will likely ding you again before or discoloration should be repainted that 15-year mark, so it might not be in the original color: Stonington or worth it, he said. Chocolate Mousse. “The Chocolate Mousse is like a red-brown color; the Look for white, chalky looking areas. Stonington has a green-like tone with This efflorescence defies paint, so make a tan/beige to it,” said the Sherwinsure to remediate the source of the Williams representative who spoke with moisture and prime affected areas before us. However, an observant drive through painting. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 |

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Enlightened GIFT GUIDE FOR

GIFT-GIVERS

If your gift ideas seem weaker as we get closer, don’t fret. We’ve got a pile of inspired ideas for everyone on your list— including the ones who say, “I have everything I want.”

The Martin Jetpack

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For Guys Skip the mall and click over to uncrate.com for tons

of cool guy stuff, some of it super pricey (millions) and some of it really reasonable. It has the products and the links to the manufacturers’ websites. Everything from Omnit Zombie Bells for a grizzly workout to a Martin Jetpack. Yes, a real jetpack that, for a mere $100,000, will fulfill your childhood dream. And, what man wouldn’t love bacon-flavored lip balm. Even if you don’t get any ideas from the site, (and shame on you if you don’t!), just letting the man in your life know this website exists is a gift in and of itself.

Omnit Zombie Bells

These 18- to 72-pound weights motivate the fit-conscious to build the brawn needed to fight off a zombie attack. $40–$153.

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lets the giftee decide just how to spread the joy.

For Those Who Don’t Want Anything

“I have everything I could ever want…” In this case, consider a meaningful donation to a favorite charity. Make the donation in the giftee’s name and, if a tax-deduction is to be had, they’ll get a little bonus come tax time. Visit bbb.org/charity-reviews/national to see if the charity you have in mind meets the national standards for accountability. Tisbest.org allows you to give the donation to the giftee who can then choose who will benefit.

The International Rescue Committee has compiled a catalogue of gifts at gifts.rescue.org so you can send…

…A malaria-fighting mosquito net to Thailand for $18

…A pair of goats to provide a source of milk and income to a family in Somalia for $100

…Tuition, books and supplies for an Ethiopian girl to attend school for a year for $56.

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fitness tracker measures steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and length and quality of sleep with an LED display.

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hot item this year? Fitness wristbands that can track exercise, sleep, even calories to motivate you toward healthier habits. The Fitbit, Jawbone Up and Nike FuelBand are leading a growing market of devices ranging from $50 to $200. Great for the technophile looking for a jump on those New Year’s resolutions. And since recent research shows children 9 to 17 are about 15 percent less fit than their parents at the same age, a fitness bracelet might motivate the kid to put down the controller and earn some fuel points.

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For the Commuter/ Car-bound

Audiobook subscriptions make a great gift that keeps on giving. Many audiobook sites offer 6- or 12-month subscriptions with a new title available every month. Audiobooks. com and Audible.com offer a wide range and huge number of titles. But if your giftee loves something specific, you might be able to find a specialty site with something more personal. For example, BigFinish. com produces new, full-cast audio dramas for old TV shows. If you know someone who loves “Highlander,” “Dark Shadows,” “Judge Dredd,” “Sherlock Holmes” or “The Confessions of Dorian Gray,” BigFinish provides a new way for them to enjoy their old favorites.

Kickstarter

For Trendsetters/ Early Adopters

What’s the best way to make sure you’re not giving something your giftee already owns? Get them something not yet created. Kickstarter.com features thousands of artistic endeavors in need of funding: new music albums, new books, new board-games, new cars… By contributing roughly the cost of the final product, you can be among the first to own the creation. Or just donate a dollar to be a part of something great.

For Those Who Don’t Know What They Want In this digital universe, sorting through the proliferation to find a gem is not so easy. Consider compiling a detailed list of some of your favorite content on Netflix, YouTube, podcasts and blogs. Wrap it in a decorative book or a cool hand-picked flashdrive. True as it ever was: The best things in life are free.

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For the Aspiring Creative

Giving a budding artist a sketch pad or an amateur writer a fancy pen expresses support, but more practical tools are motivation, practice and lots of encouraging feedback. If you have some experience in the same field, or know someone who does, a critique of someone’s recital, lasagna or still life can be a priceless gift and a great bonding experience. If you don’t know the first thing about cross stitching or free-verse poetry slams, give the gift of artistic growth through a workshop, getaway or online class. If the artist in your life is ready for the next step, consider the gift of a contest entry fee. How’s that for motivation? io

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GREAT FINDS

Take a Hike & Log Your Tracks MapMyHike syncs to your desktop so you can track your hikes, create a training plan, discover new routes and, yes, be social.

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lright… Everybody together now: “This is why we live here!” As the rest of the country begins hibernating indoors, we’re donning our winter flipflops to enjoy the 60-degree freshness.

hiking route, miles, how high you climbed and how many calories you burned. You can save your workouts on the app and login to see them on your larger screen at mapmyfitness.com.

If you’re hitting the hiking trails, check out the smartphone app MapMyHike. When GPS is enabled on your phone, the app will track your

Bonus Set goals and when you achieve them, you get digital highfives. And, who doesn’t like a highfive? io

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After 51 Years, It’s Time to

SEE THE LIGHTS

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By Linda and Dr. Dick Buscher ldbuscher@anthemnews.com

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ooLights, the largest annual fundraiser for the Phoenix Zoo, just might be the premier family holiday event in the Valley. Last year nearly 300,000 visited the zoo after sunset, and this 51st edition of ZooLights promises to be bigger and better. Seven hundred displays covered by 3.7 million LED lights punctuate the zoo’s main lake and the Arizona Trail. Many of the zoo’s favorite animals are honored in sculptures, 3D-displays and moving displays, creating a sea of colorful lights. Seasonal treats and holiday music enrich the experience. Throughout the years, some of the displays have become almost legendary. Big Blue, the 85-foot-tall tree adorned with 300,000 blue lights has greeted Valley families for years. Jengo the Talking Giraffe attracts children of all ages with his funny stories and silly holiday songs. Two new Music In Motion shows dazzle visitors with a unique choreographed lighting event. For the first time, kids and adults (weighing 45 to 250 pounds) can take a night flight above the colorful lights on the new 300-long FlyWire zipline. (Additional cost: $10. Subject to weather conditions.) Anyone taller than 38 inches can take a ride on the Polar Slide where a giant inner-tube hurls riders down a 200-foot-long track. (Additional cost: $3.) For some, strolling hand-in-hand along the pathways provides the most enchanting experience. Wear comfortable shoes and dress warm. Expect larger crowds during the weekend. ZooLights began in 1962, the year the Phoenix Zoo opened, and has become a tradition for many Valley families. Children who first saw ZooLights in the 1980s and 1990s, now bring their children to enjoy the experience. io

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455 Galvin Parkway, Phoenix Getting There Take I-17 South 26 miles to Exit 200A/I-10 Tucson. Travel 4 miles east merging onto AZ-202 at Exit 147A. Travel 4 miles to 52nd Street/Exit 4 toward Van Buren Street. Take Van Buren east to Galvin Parkway. Turn left onto Galvin Parkway and follow the signs. The Phoenix Zoo is 36 miles from Anthem. Price Varies from $8–$14, check website. Hours 6—10 p.m., Sunday—Thursday; 6 p.m.—midnight, Friday & Saturday. ZooLights runs until Jan. 12. Info phoenixzoo.org/eventitems/zoolights

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college student headed home to Anthem faced the cold reality of the TSA’s Draconian rules on the eve of this past Thanksgiving. A single stray letter found its way on her airline ticket, ever-so-slightly preventing a match with her driver’s license. With remaining flights fully booked, she was turned away to face the dreary two-hour drive back to her apartment with its empty fridge. This cautionary tale serves as a reminder that holiday travel is not like regular travel. The extra volume makes for unexpected challenges. For starters, make sure the name on your ticket exactly matches your I.D. Here are more tips provided by Sky Harbor Airport.

Go Early Arrive two hours before

your flight departs, especially if you plan to park in economy areas or are checking bags. Don’t postpone the security line until the last minute. It can move slower than you expect.

Plan Your Parking Visit skyharbor. com/FindASpot on your computer or visit skyharbor.com on your device to check parking availability in different

areas. Or, call the 24-hour parking hotline at 602-273-4545. If you park in the economy lot, look for a sign at the bus stop and scan the QR Code with your smartphone to be sent a text or email reminder of where you parked.

Pack Smart The 3-ounce rule is still in effect for liquids and gels. Put them together in a plastic zipper bag for efficient scrutiny.

Food and Drink You can take food

through security, as long as it’s not deemed a liquid or gel, then you will be limited to 3 ounces. Your travel mug will be confiscated if you can’t down the brew before passing through. Just skip the liquids until you’re on the other side of the scanners.

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in your car for free at one of two cell phone lots (one on the east side of the airport and one on the west). No parking fees, no security people shooing you from the curb. io Info Transportation Security Administration, 866-289-9673, TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov, tsa.gov

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Post Reverse-Hibernation A desert bear’s gotta eat.

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L E T ’ S E AT !

By Larry Vivola lvivola@anthemnews.com

Stuffed Pork Chops 1 boneless pork loin, cut into 2-inch rounds, about 3 pounds (or four pieces)

I

crawled out of my cave on the first day of fall this year. I opened the front door just a crack and put my face forward. No singed eyebrows. That was the first good sign. My toe tentatively touched the pavement; no thirddegree burn. Second good sign. I retrieved my newspaper without the use of oven mitts.

¼ cup of parsley, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 cup mozzarella, (thickshred)

Hallelujah! It’s safe to re-enter society in Arizona! I roared that reverse-hibernation was over. That’s correct. Reverse. Just as a bear hibernates in winter, I hibernate during Arizona summer. You’d be hard-pressed not to find me in my home cave, office cave, or any airconditioned environment during the relentless triple-digit days.

6 bacon strips, cooked and broken into big pieces Pinch of salt 1 tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. pecorino Romano cheese Olive oil

Folks said I would get accustomed to the heat. Well, folks, after eight summers in the Sonoran Desert, it just ain’t happening, and this “desert bear” has adapted to survive.

Breadcrumbs, plain Directions

I’ll share with you the first dish that popped into my head with the arrival of cooler weather: stuffed pork chops. Actually, double-stuffed pork chops. Honestly, though, this dish is always navigating its way to the front of my brain with images of oozing mozzarella and its crusty breadcrumb blanket. Plus, it meets my other favorite criteria: It’s easy. I wonder if I can call this meal a pork chop since the meat is removed from the bone. The majority of chefs will tell you that cooking meat on the bone is more flavorful. Now, I’m no TV chef, (I just play one for family and friends). But I do agree there are few things in life more beautiful than a French butchered hunk of meat on the bone. For this recipe, though, there is no flavor deficit by removing the bone, so I trade in the bone for cooking benefits and ease of purchasing. Ciao, Bella!

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1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gently mix together parsley, garlic, bacon, cheeses, salt, pepper. 2 Slice boneless pork chop horizontally to create a pocket. Evenly distribute the stuffing between the pork chops. 3. Drizzle each chop with olive oil and rub into both sides then season both sides with salt. 4 Dredge each chop in breadcrumbs and shake off excess. 5 Place on greased, heavy baking sheet. Bake in top third of oven for approximately 40 minutes or until the middle of thickest part of chop reaches 140 degrees. 6 Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving. Serves 4

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Larry’s Tips Let pork sit at room temperature for an hour before baking. Serve with mashed potatoes for full effect.

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I

’ve had this writing gig for eightplus years now. Accounting for the occasional double issue, a sprinkling of missed deadlines, and a hissy-fit or three, I’m somewhere north of 300 columns that have made the editor’s cut. I don’t pretend to be the second coming of Walt Whitman; I shoot for mildly entertaining bathroom reading. There are a few memorable ones (my infamous bathtub centerfold, [“Retro-resolutions Are Hot,” In&Out, Dec. 28, 2007] comes to mind), and definitely a handful of clunkers. I’m human; I have bad days. I’ve heard that’s somewhat typical of humans. Will you please forgive me? Thank you! Now that we’re on a roll with the whole forgiveness thing, I say we run with it. First stop: your neighbor. You know, the guy who parked his car in front of your house and got you a love letter from the HOA. It would be

much less effort to just let it go than to continue the whole “I-don’t-see-you” routine, day after week after month. Talk about work! There are a bazillion quotes on the subject of grudges and forgiveness. The one I like best is credited to Nelson Mandela― “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” That burning in your gut every time you see or think of that jerk-face next door is just your very own stomach lining waving goodbye. Is it all worth it? I think not. Apologize—even if it’s not your fault—and feel the tension just melt away. ’Tis the season of love thy neighbor, but even if you can’t go that far, at least cut out the evil stare already. You’ll feel better, he’ll feel better, and you’ll both be a bit more pleasant around the people whose feelings really matter. Life is plenty stressful enough without piling on to your own darn self. And, you don’t know what the other guy is going through, but I can guarantee it’s something, because we all have something. Don’t be somebody else’s “something.” io THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 |

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Single-family detatched homes listed for lease on the MLS Week ending 12/02 Anthem Country Club Anthem Parkside Sonoran Foothills Tramonto Amber Hills Carefree Crossing

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REAL ESTATE WATCH » SALES

Weekly resale activity in Anthem, excluding new builds Week Ending ... Homes Sold Under Contract Listed for Sale

Nov 11 6 85 241

Nov 18 9 84 241

Nov 25 18 83 241

Dec 2 10 85 235

Real estate data provided by D.L. Jones & Associates. Contact Dennis Jones at DLJones@HotMail.com 602-909-2845 TheRealEstateWeb.com

For the most recent week, sales of bank-owned homes: 0 Short sales (sold for less than what was owed): 0

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