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Contents Features 22 Willie Bloomquist Hometown Hero

26 Green Living

4 East Valley Communities Going Green

22 On the Cover

Willie Bloomquist. Photo by Jordan Megenhardt/Arizona Diamondbacks

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Spring Fashions Rock

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival


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Family

PUBLISHER’S WORDS

Regulars

Greetings and Salutations

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PARENTHOOD

Chatter Around the Loop

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Meet the Klick Family

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MOMS

Hot Stuff Around the Loop

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FAMILY

Onnie Shekerjian

Prom Night Safety

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DADS

Seen Around the Loop

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Jon Pettibone

Health

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Community Meet the Jeppesens

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PAY IT FORWARD Goodwill of Central Arizona

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SCOREBOARD

Red Mountain Lacrosse

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SENIORS

Alcohol Awareness

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BEAUTY

Hair Myths Debunked

Organic Foods

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Do Placebos Work?

NUTRITION

NEIGHBORS

KIDS

Hannah Cowen

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FABULOUS FINDS

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WELLNESS

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remember my first “Green” issue when I first started working in magazines. Roundups of eco-friendly reusable totes to make grocery shopping “chic” and aluminum water bottles were the trends du jour. The movement toward integrating sustainable practices into your everyday lifestyle was definitely blossoming, but not nearly as close to how it’s exploded in recent years. Now, Green is everywhere. It’s easy to adopt and, thankfully, no longer a “trend”. Because once something becomes normal in your day-to-day life, that’s when you know it has become a part of a permanent shift that’s here to stay. Not convinced? Just check out our Spotlight on some of the most eco-friendly communities in the East Valley. From solar-powered homes as standard options to eco-conscious multihousing units, these developers are leading the charge in Green building. If you’re looking for easy ways to make more conscious decisions about healthy eating habits, this month’s Nutrition article is for you. Our nutrition expert keeps it simple and breaks down the top 12 foods to definitely buy organic, and the produce picks you can skip. We also caught up with hometown hero, Willie Bloomquist. Baseball season is officially in full swing (pun intended), and the former ASU student chat with our writer about what inspires him and his involvement on Team USA Baseball. Finally, as we constantly work to serve as an inspirational resource for you, you may notice we’ve introduce a new Family section in this issue. We’ll be sharing expert tips and stories that hopefully serve as a resource to you for a more harmonious family life. Enjoy the issue!

Marlene Marlene Montanez Editor in Chief marlene.montanez@gmail.com

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APRIL 2013, VOLUME 3 ISSUE 4 PUBLISHER Joe Bocker joe@keekapubs.com EDITOR IN CHIEF Marlene Montanez marlene.montanez@gmail.com FASHION CONSULTANT Shannon Campbell EVENTS EDITOR Cynthia Sassi info@fabulousarizona.com ART DIRECTION AND ADVERTISING DESIGN Karina Zegarra kzcreativeservices.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Alison Bailin Baitz, Marette Mendoza, Virginia Chavez, Rachel Harris, Stephanie Lough, Tina Rogers, Daune Thompson, Alisha Chasey CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Kelly Cappelli, David Alley, Samantha Peck ADVERTISING MANAGER Destiny Roybal (602) 422-4984 destinynichole223@gmail.com CIRCULATION Aaron Kolodny AZ Integrated Media (480) 346-2175 aaron@azintegratedmedia.com ADVERTISING INFORMATION (480) 353-1703 joe@keekapubs.com 114 West Erie Drive Tempe, Arizona 85282 Phone: (480) 353-1703 202magazine.com 202 Magazine, is published 12 times per year by Keeka Publications, Inc., 114 West Erie Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282. Copyright ©2009 by Keeka Publications, Inc. Publisher assumes no liability for loss or damage of unsolicited material, advertising or editorial. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use in whole, or part, in any manner without permission is strictly prohibited. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in 202 Magazine is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. 202 Magazine provides information in articles such as phone numbers, times, prices, etc. as service to our readers. All information has been researched and checked for accuracy at press time. We are not responsible for any changes or variances in information following publication.


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Wind Down at the Newest Wine Bar More than 100 types of wine by the glass and bottle and a blend of Mediterranean and American cuisine is what you’ll find at the newest haunt to open in Tempe, Salut Kitchen Bar. Enjoy bruschetta, tapas or other shareable dishes with a glass of vino on their gorgeous 1,250 -sq.-ft. patio. For more info, salutkitchenbar.com.

Be a Fairy Godmother This month, as many kids get ready for Prom, Brillare Hairdressing Academy has partnered with Fairy Godmothers Inc. for a dress donation drive. Through April 30, you can drop off a gently-used Prom dress which will be donated to girls in need who otherwise may not be able to attend their Prom. As a special thank you for donations, Brillare is giving away $10 gift certificates to anyone who makes a Prom dress donation. For more info, brillare.com.

Celebrate Earth Day This Earth Day, take the opportunity to celebrate with the kids and learn more about how we can all help the environment. Just check out these fun events!

Chandler On Friday, April 19 from 4 - 7 pm the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park is hosting quite an event! Not only will they be celebrating Earth Day, but their 5-year Anniversary and Arbor Day all at once. Attendees will experience hands-on activities, live animal presentations, and discover ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle from on-site vendors and exhibitors. This year’s event will feature food/beverage vendors, merchants, prize giveaways and special outdoor activities. For more info, visit chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis.

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Tempe The Tempe Public Library is hosting a full day’s worth of Earth Day activities on April 20, fun for the whole family. Check out the complete schedule of events, below. • Earth Day Celebration: 1-4pm • Bag It The Movie: 1-2pm Check out the documentary exposing the effects of plastic bags


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Greener Cab Rides Next time you need a cab and want a “Greener” ride, try Clean Air Cab which gives back to the environment with their Trees for the Future program. For every cab in service, they plant 10 trees a month and have planted more than 15,000 trees since they opened! To learn more, cleanaircab.com.

BUZZ US Want to get some East Valley news out? Send us an email at joe@keekapubs.com with what’s happening.

Sushi Showdown • Worm Drive: the Musical 2-3 pm Learn about earthworms and how they help the environment in this fun and educational program with Farmer Ron. • Recycle Craft: 3-4pm Make and take home your very own craft from recycled materials. All materials provided.

Ever want to win free sushi for a year? RA sushi locations throughout the Valley are hosting a Sushi Showdown Eating Competition April 7, the winner will win free sushi at RA for the next year. Food and drink specials are also on tap for those that aren’t looking to overeat and instead would like to support these sushi competitors. For more info, rasushi.com.

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/ 202 FABULOUS FINDS / hot stuff around the loop BY MARLENE MONTANEZ

Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is in, and it’s a bold and glamorous emerald green! From fashion and beauty to accessory items, this glorious green is everywhere.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers, $18. Sephora.

Paradise Print Cardigan, $68. Ann Taylor.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Theory Shadow Block in Bionic, $26. Sephora.

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Sculpting Kabuki Brush, $18. Sephora.


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Harlow Necklace, $195. Kendra Scott Jewelry.

Parrot Bangle, $58. Ann Taylor.

Elle Earrings, $52. Kendra Scott Jewelry.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Block Beauty Box, $38. Sephora.

Seabreeze Skirt, $98. Ann Taylor.

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/ 202 SCENE / seen around the loop PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA PECK

Kurt Warner Draft Party Ultimate Football Experience Local celebrites and philanthropists gathered for the Draft Party and Auction at Octane Raceway on March 8, benefitting the First Things First Foundation charity of former football star, Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda Warner.

Adan Grove & Allen Murdoc

Oscar Dominguez

Shaun Buckanan & Jeff Jensen

Roger Miller, Frankie Wenning & Lydia Moreno

Tim Willis & Barbara Willis

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Jonathan Marks, Mike Daniels, Chad Wilvell & Troy Blackwell

Tom Mervell

Michael Irvin


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Maracay Homes Joins Lyon’s Gate Community in Gilbert On Saturday, Feb. 23, Maracay Homes unveiled its newest master-planned community at Lyon’s Gate in Gilbert. The afternoon celebration included drinks and snacks and let neighbors and potential buyers peruse homes in the familyfriendly neighborhood.

Charlotte and Madelyn Shrum

Chantel Gutierrez and Mitch Gutierrez

Doug Hebert and Jane Hebert

Katherine Rauch and Brithany Young

Tom Dare and Kim Dare

Tami White and Jim White Marquise Reeves

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Tough Muddler Run The Tough Mudder run was held Feb. 23 & Feb. 24 at Eastmark, DMB Associates’ new residential community in Mesa. This 10-12 mile obstacle course challenge designed by the British Special Forces brough out local sports enthusaists and fans to cheer them on.

Team Eastmark: Sean Bulmann, James Krull, Jason Kirstein, Kurt Jones, Garilyn Bourgeois, Matt Lau, Tracie Whitley, Sarah McCauley, Nick Taratsas, Chris Rivera, Melinda Webster, Jennifer Barefoot, Natalie Barefoot, Lee Dayley, Mike Davis, Brooke Coats & Seth Mortensen

Nick Taratsas

Chris Rivera, Jason Kirstein, Nick Taratsas & Matt Lau

Matt Lau

Matt Lau, Sarah McCauley & Nick Taratsas

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/ 202 TWENTY PLUS TWO / things to do BY CYNTHIA SASSI, FABULOUSARIZONA.COM

Picks We Love for

April

1. Beauty and the Beast at ASU Gammage

2. Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

The smash hit Broadway musical is coming back to ASU Gammage in Tempe April 4-9. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. asugammage.com.

More than 350 artist booths will line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience. April 5-7, 10am - 5pm. tempefestivalofthearts.com.

Arts & Drafts World of Beer is hosting a special exhibit of two original portfolios of works by Ansel Adams. Admission to the event is $8, and includes one free draft of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. April 1-7. millavenue.com.

Lakeshore Jazz Series: Snarky Puppy Snarky Puppy fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation of audiences. April 5, 7:30pm. Tempe Center for the Arts, tempe.gov.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. features hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.” April 3-7. Mesa Arts Center, mesaartscenter.com.

Hotel California Concert Chandler Center for the Arts brings back Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”. April 5, 8pm. chandlercenter.org.

Mountain Lion Carnival Features more than 14 full-size thrill rides and kiddie rides, carnival games, live entertainment and plenty of local food vendors. April 4. Red Mountain High School, redmountainfootball.com. Mindy Harris Band Concert Enjoy a night of live music by the Mindy Harris Band at a free concert. April 4. Freestone Park, gilbertaz.gov.

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The Great Arizona Bicycle Festival A celebration of all things bike will take place in downtown Mesa including live music, entertainment, food vendors and beer gardens. April 6, 8am to 3pm. azbikefest.org. El Tour de Mesa Open to all ages and abilities, the tour offers 74- and 26-mile courses, all routed throughout Mesa and beginning at Red Mountain Park in Mesa. April 6. perimeterbicycling.com.

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Military Veterans Parade Association Golf Tournament This tournament is a fund-raising event supporting the East Valley Veterans Parade. April 6. Arizona Golf Resort & Conference Center, evvp.org. Spring Awakening Musical Winner of 8 TONY Awards, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. April 7-21. Mesa Arts Center, mesaartscenter.com. Dining in the Dark A unique fundraiser for the Foundation for Blind Children. April 11, 6:30pm to 8:15pm. Monti’s La Casa Vieja, millavenue.com. She Stoops to Conquer Catch one of the stage’s great classics and a real audience-pleaser. April 11-21. Mesa Arts Center, mesaartscenter.com.


things to do / 202 TWENTY PLUS TWO / Gilbert Global Village Festival Experience the multicultural celebration. April 13. Gilbert Civic Center North Campus, gilbertaz.gov. In the Spotlight Enjoy live music as some of the Valley’s top performers play “in the round” with host Walt Richardson and special guest Jeordie Safka. April 13, 7:30pm. Tempe Center for the Arts, tempe.gov. Dreaming In Water by Scorpius Dance Theatre Inspired by Director Lisa Starry’s first original water-themed production, Dreaming in Water is a new sensory showcase of film and movement. April 13. Chandler Center for the Arts, chandlercenter.org.

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Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company at ASU Gammage This year’s performance features live musicians, as the company presents Play and Play: an evening of movement and music applying Bill T. Jones’s extraordinary choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. April 20. asugammage.com. Fela! at ASU Gammage Fela! the joyous dance, theater, music spectacle directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones comes to Tempe. April 23-24. asugammage.com.

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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour This 55th Anniversary Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun. April 26, 8pm. Mesa Arts Center, mesaartscenter.com. KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run A costumed run fit for the whole family with fun and challenging obstacles. April 27. Gilbert’s Freestone Park, gilbertaz.gov. Ballet Etudes - Cinderella Ballet Etudes’ fan-favorite production of Cinderella returns. April 27. Chandler Center for the Arts, chandlercenter.org. Cynthia Sassi is the president and founder of FabulousArizona.com, an all-things-Phoenix lifestyle website featuring the best events in the Valley. 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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/ 202 TRAVEL / vacations BY MARETTE MENDOZA

Green on the Go How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling

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ure, travel impacts the environment. But there are definitely ways we can lessen the environmental impact, and enjoy a much-needed vacay. By adopting sustainable travel habits, you can reduce your carbon footprint (the measure of greenhouse gas emissions you cause the environment). Check out these simple changes to help you be more Green-on-the-Go.

GREEN FOR GREEN

To compensate for the climate impact of your trip, consider purchasing a carbon offset, which is a contribution to emission-reduction projects. A carbon footprint calculator will help you estimate the amount of pollutants emitted into the atmosphere getting to your destination and back; you’ll then be able to donate to efforts to reduce gases by the same amount. Companies like TerraPass, for example, use the money to fund wind farms and capture methane at farms and landfills. The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation group, also has a carbon footprint calculator and accepts donations for Green efforts. Similarly, Sustainable Travel International’s Responsible Travel Report website features an offset calculator; donors choose to support reforestation, renewable energy or other projects.

ON THE MOVE

Renting bikes, walking to attractions or using public transportation are the most eco-friendly ways to get around any city. But if you must travel by car, rent a fuel-efficient model! Hertz offers a collection of hybrid or fuel-efficient cars; select Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations have hybrid or electric vehicles; Avis and Budget rent Toyota Priuses; and Alamo’s website lists “intermediate” and “standard” hybrids. Cruises are one of the least Earth-friendly modes of travel, but Friends of the Earth’s report card can help you find the least-polluting ship.

GREEN ACCOMMODATIONS

Expedia and other search sites now have tools that let you search for Green properties and many major hotel brands are also moving toward Greener offerings. Marriott, for example, boasts some LEED-certified hotels, including the Silvercertified Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott hotel at LA Live.

ECO-CONSCIOUS DINING

Shop local merchants and ask about the origin of dishes, choosing foods that haven’t traveled far. Check out the

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vacations / 202 TRAVEL / Green Restaurant Association’s Enjoying a Pint website, dinegreen.com, to find Green eateries. If you’re eating in, look for biodegradable containers and flatware.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Choose Earth-centered vacations like staying at a working farm or camping at a state or national park. Respect fragile ecosystems by packing out trash and not removing plants or archaeological artifacts. The International EcoTourism Society has resources to find sustainable travel destinations on its website, ecotourism.org. Among featured destinations is EcoCamp Patagonia in Chile, a fully sustainable accommodation. All of EcoCamp’s energy comes from a micro-hydro turbine and solar panels, and guests stay in energy-efficient domes made of renewable materials.

Looking for more ways to “Go Green” while traveling? Keep these tips in mind. X Minimize water waste by reusing hotel towels. X Take shorter showers. X Remember to shut off a/c and heater when not in use. X Recycle! Ask your hotel if they can provide an extra wastebasket to separate recyclable items.

X Don’t buy bottled water; instead pack a canteen you can refill with filtered water. X Unplug appliances that aren’t in use. X Pack personal-hygiene products made of natural ingredients.

Eco-Friendly Travel Resources Nature Conservancy nature.org

The Green Restaurant Association dinegreen.com

Conservation International conservation.org

Sustainable Travel International’s Responsible Travel Report responsibletravelreport.com

The International Ecotourism Society ecotourism.org

Carbon Fund carbonfund.org

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BY VIRGINIA NELSON

A World Classic Heart:

Willie Bloomquist

PHOTOS: JORDAN MEGENHARDT/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

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ticks, stones and more than a handful of choice words from critics won’t come close to skimming the surface of this determined Diamondback. Made of tough skin and a heart of gold, Willie Bloomquist has honed-in the way of the Phoenix. With pig-headed determination, the 35-yearold infielder has risen above the ashes brought upon by nay-sayers and game crushing injuries and keeps the focus on embracing life, a loving family and the tireless journey to the top. The Washington-born athlete traded in the Northwestern rain for much needed sunshine as an Arizona State Sun Devil. “Your first time away from home is really the time to define who you are and who you will become, I am

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so fortunate to have the experiences and culture that I was given at Arizona State” Bloomquist says. “Pat Murphy was the best coach, he taught us how to deal with adversity in all aspects of life, not just in baseball.” Success on and off the field proved the beginning of solid roots embedded in the Valley of the Sun. “The best part of my experience at ASU, I met my wife there,” Bloomquist says. “Being back in the Valley is everything I hoped it would be; I’ve made a name for myself here and I hope to finish here with the Diamondbacks,” he adds. Behind this tough and tenacious exterior lies a kind and caring soul. In 2011, Bloomquist, alongside his wife


Lisa, established the Abe and Max foundation to help ease the lives of young patients hospitalized at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “My wife and I really wanted to find a way to give back to the community that gave us so much,” Bloomquist says. “We both shared in our concern to help children in need so we started getting involved with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.” The foundation, named after and inspired by Abe Speck and Max Marangella, provides new electronic equipment for the brave and young patients as a means of entertainment and a break from the harsh reality of hospital procedures. With access to features like Apple’s FaceTime, Bloomquist found that the kids were able to forget about their illnesses as they took time to interact with friends and family.

“Our goal is to provide anything we can to make a difference in these kids’ lives,” Bloomquist says. “When the hospital told us about the shortage in electronics, our goal became to put an end to that. Once we fulfill that need, we will grow the foundation in any direction necessary, the sky’s the limit.” Perhaps what marks the turning point that launched the foundation is the story of the then 11-year-old Abe Speck who set Bloomquist up for success in an unexpected turn of events. Speck predicted a home run on the night he was invited to attend a Diamondback’s game as an honorary guest. Not even Bloomquist himself could have predicted a home run against the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. As he ran the bases, Bloomquist pointed at Speck in the stands, something he promised he would do if he did hit a home run and a request he never thought he’d fulfill. This, along with 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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who showcase a true understanding of the value of helping others. In addition to the establishment and personal contributions to the Abe and Max foundation, Bloomquist was recognized for his 2011 charitable efforts that began with the inception of VIP day at Chase Field. Through the program, Bloomquist has hosted dozens of young hospital patients and their families for VIP day in which patients get to experience a Diamondback’s game as personal guests of Bloomquist. Honorary guests and their families have the opportunity to meet other players on the team, receive autographs, enjoy dinner and most importantly, have an evening to remember.

his involvement with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital continues to serve as both a driving force as well as humbling experience.“For me, these kids are the heroes,” Bloomquist says. “You put on a uniform and become a hero in their eyes but what they’ve gone through with such bravery, they are the heroes to me.” This kind of giving spirit earned the proud father of three a nomination for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award. The prestigious award pays tribute to players

A true believer in the greater good, Bloomquist leads his family by example. “We try to teach our daughters how important it is to help others by explaining to them why and how we help kids at the hospital,” Bloomquist says. “One of my daughters puts her money together from her piggy bank to do what she can and my other daughter has sold Girl Scout cookies to raise money.”


As 2013 heads off to a winning start, Bloomquist gears up for his debut playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. “There is no greater honor than putting on your country’s colors and representing your country,” says Bloomquist. “I feel truly blessed to have this opportunity.” The 2013 World Baseball Classic marks seven consecutive years of baseball greats throughout the world gathering for an international battle of the fittest. Joining the ranks of Major League Baseball royalty including Ken Griffey Jr., Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki, to name a few, Bloomquist remains humbly graceful and fearlessly driven. “I know I’m not the biggest name out there and I’ve always been told I can’t do certain things or that I’m not good enough to achieve certain levels but I fight the stereotypes, I love to prove people wrong, ” Bloomquist says. “To the nay-sayers out there, I appreciate ya.”


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Green Living TROVITA ESTATES HEAVENLY PLAN EXTERIOR

Four East Valley Communities Leading the Charge in Eco-Friendly Living

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ecycling. A Prius. Organic grocery shopping. These are the things that come to mind when people mention living a “Green” lifestyle. But what about your actual living situation? These days, there are plenty of East Valley developers that are incorporating eco-friendly elements into their home offerings, making it easier for all of us to live a bit more environmentally conscious. One such example is KB Home’s Courts at Cooley Station in Gilbert, a master-planned community opening this month. They offer homes made with high-quality insulation, energy-efficient windows, tight construction to prevent air leaks, radiant barrier roofing to reflect heat, and efficient cooling and heating system as part of KB’s EPG program. Energy Star-qualified appliances cut down on energy costs. KB estimates that a typical pre-owned home costs $139 a month in energy, while a KB home would cost about $72. A KB Home has a HERS rating in the 70s, as rated by the Residential Energy Services Network. That compares with 130 for a typical resale home and 0 for a net zero-energy home. The builder was recently recognized with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, its third year being honored. “We are proud that the EPA has recognized us once again for our dedication to the ENERGY STAR program,” said Jeffrey Mezger, president and CEO of KB Home, in a release March 6. KB Home also prides itself on its water-saving efforts. All faucets, showerheads and toilets boast the EPA’s

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WaterSense label, meaning they are 20 percent or more efficient than average products. There are additional Green options, such as water-conserving washers and dishwashers, hot-water recirculation systems, and ondemand water-heating systems. The KB Home Studio allows homebuyers to add more features such as freshair exchange vents and carpeting, decks, and insulation made from sustainable materials. Taylor Morrison also caters to Green buyers. Trovita Estates and Lehi Crossing, gated communities in Mesa’s orange-grove corridor, offer a solar option, as do all of the builder’s developments. Buyers can lease a 3.36-kilowatt or 5.8 kw system, saving an estimated $795-1,037 a year in energy costs. Energy Star 3.0 homes in Trovita Estates and Lehi Crossing have HERS ratings estimated to be at 62-69, compared with 100 for a standard new house. The homes achieve these ratings with Energy Star appliances, programmable thermostats, and energy-efficient gas furnaces and airconditioning units.


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Homes stay cooler with radiant barrier insulative roof sheathing that reflects heat, whole-house exchange fans that pull hot air from the home, and low-E coated windows to control the transfer of heat. CFL lighting can also be used throughout the home; the bulbs use about one-fourth of the energy of a traditional incandescent bulb, according to energy.gov. To reduce water usage, low-flow toilets and showerheads are available, as are bath-faucet aerators, which break down water into droplets to cut down on the amount used. Similarly, Maracay Homes offers green-friendly home plans at all of its communities, including the newest location at Lyon’s Gate, a family-friendly neighborhood in Gilbert’s Gateway district. Homes in Lyon’s Gate, which opened in March, boast HERS ratings from 58 to 64, depending on the floor plan. “Not only are our homes Energy Star-certified, but we go above and beyond” with Maracay’s LivingSmart program, says marketing manager Gina Canzonetta. The LivingSmart® program includes such standard features as low-E windows to reduce UV rays and provide insulation, engineered lumber, carpet and pads made from recycled materials, Delta WaterSense faucets, and low-flow toilets. Outside, low-water-usage plants and drought-tolerant irrigation systems conserve water. During construction, concrete, tiles and job-site aggregate is recycled and used as sand or foundation. An available central vacuum system carries dust-laden air to a canister in the garage to promote air quality in the home. Other add-ons are Energy Star appliances, tankless water heaters, and a solar system. While solar is “gaining traction,” homebuyers who aren’t quite ready to take the leap can appreciate that the homes are prewired for solar, taking their time to consider the switch, Canzonetta says. 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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Renters are not out of luck when it comes to finding an ecofriendly home. Deco Communities, a Scottsdale-based developer, rehabilitates older multifamily complexes into more eco-friendly, modern projects. Its new properties, Cabana at the Pointe in Phoenix and Cabana on Mill in Tempe, are undergoing a renovation and are expected to be move-in ready by June 1, says Dan Richards, partner at Deco Communities. The makeover will reuse wrought iron and masonry block to reduce waste as Deco “injects our energy” into the complexes, Richards says.

vehicle charging stations through a partnership with Ecotality, and Richards hopes to do the same at Pointe and Mill. McClintock updates also included removing portions of grass and replacing it with low-water-usage plants and rocks, and installing compact fluorescent lighting.

Units at the Mill project already had Energy Star appliances, and Deco will add Cabana’s colorful style, create a fitness center, use pool furniture made of recycled materials and repurpose vintage items as art in the clubhouse, among other enhancements. A bike storage area will encourage Green transportation.

“We’re trying to create communities that have a pride of rentership,” he says.

At a recently completed project, Cabana on McClintock apartments in Tempe, Deco installed five Blink electric-

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The aim of the Cabana renovation, Richards says, is to offer the amenities of an “A-class” community at an affordable price and to establish a community.

Make your current home more eco-friendly with these quick tips. A Caulk and weather strip to reduce air leakage. A Install window awnings, blinds, shutters, high-reflectivity films, or draperies to reduce heat gain. A Switch incandescent lightbulbs to halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps, or light-emitting diodes. A Lower your water heater’s temperature or switch to a tankless water heater, which reduces wasted standby energy by heating water only as needed. A Grow low-water-usage plants. A Install a programmable thermostat to save an estimated 10 percent a year in heating and cooling costs. A Switch to Energy Star appliances, fans and electronics. A Use a power strip for electronics and turn it off when not in use; this cuts down on phantom energy use. A Install low-flow showerheads, toilets and faucets. For an online tool to help with your Green projects, see regreenprogram.org.

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Creative Director/Wardrobe Stylist: Shannon Campbell Photographer: Kelly Cappelli Assistant: William James Christ Hair/ Make-Up: Katie Adelle Hardison Models: Lea Cappelli, Craig Matthew FORD/ FBA Clothing: Dillards Location: Private Presidence of Jack & Olive

On Lea Dress: Aidan Mattox, $395.00. Shoes: Jessica Simpson/ Cari, $69.99. On Craig Fedora: Cremieux, $17.50. Pants: Kenneth Cole, $69.50. Vest: Kenneth Cole, $79.50.


On Lea Pants: Karen Kane, $98.00. Shoes/ Tank: Stylist’s Own Purse: Cole Haan, $128.00. On Craig Button Down: Kenneth Cole, $69.50. Pants: Kenneth Cole, $69.50. Bow Tie: Cremieux, $19.50.

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On Lea Dress: French Connection, $298.00. Shoes: Gianni Binni, $69.99. On Craig Newsboy Hat: Cremmieux, $10.50. Jacket: Kenneth Cole, $169.50. Pants: Kenneth Cole, $69.50. T-Shirt: Cremmieux, $25.00. 202magazine.com 202magazine.com / FEBRUARY / MARCH 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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On Lea Dress: Cynthia Steffe, $136.60. Shoes: Jessica Simpson. $110.00.

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On Lea Dress: Gianni Binni, $129.00. Shoes: Steve Madden, $149.99. On Craig Pants: Kenneth Cole, $69.50. T-Shirt: Hugo Boss, $85.00. 202magazine.com 202magazine.com / FEBRUARY / MARCH 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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/ 202 PARENTHOOD / raising kids in the east valley Amanda 5th Grade Teacher at Meridian Elementary “At school we did not have a recycling program when we opened in 2005. My student teacher, Kim Cooney, and I often discussed the large quantity of paper and plastics that were being sent to the landfill on a daily basis. I decided to take action and call the city. Waste Management was wonderful and we had a recycling program set up immediately.  Our landfill trash during lunch alone time decreased by six bags the first day! Our students at Meridian help with recycling each week and the program has been a success.”

Annabelle Sophomore at Desert Ridge High School “At home we do our best to make sure we recycle everything we can. We have increased our recyclables and decreased our landfill trash tremendously. If we have a leaky faucet, I will find it!”

Ask the Family 202 Magazine caught up with Gilbert’s Klick family to find out: What is one “Green” way you celebrate Earth Day everyday?

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raising kids in the east valley / 202 PARENTHOOD / Chris Owner, Ritewing RC, ritewingrc.com “I have designed a line of electrically propelled remote control airplanes, UAV’s, and FPV video and photography airplanes, used for both recreation and research use. My Zephyr products are currently being utilized to track wildlife, glaciers, agricultural monitoring, and search and rescue. The aircrafts are equipped with cameras that send vital data to researchers. I am also getting ready to release a line of electric motorized skateboards that travel over 15 miles on one battery charge.” 

Otto 4th Grade at Meridian Elementary “I think recycling is important at home and at school. I think it is important to recycle because when you recycle it is being reused and not wasted.”

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/ 202 INSPIRATIONAL MOMS / for her BY MARLENE MONTANEZ

Tempe Vice Mayor, Onnie Shekerjian, Helps the City Go Green, One Garden at a Time

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he job of a mother is never over, and that’s something that Tempe’s Vice Mayor, Onnie Shekerjian knows well. After having raised three children, she is now helping her daughter pursue her career by taking care of her granddaughters during the week, something that many grandparents are now doing to help their children balance their work and home life. “I’m part of a whole new kind of movement among women in the baby boomer generation who are basically providing day care for our grandchildren,” she says. “I have three of us on my street alone that are providing this for their children.” But although she may be helping out her daughters, that doesn’t stop her from being active in her own career. In fact, she often brings her granddaughter along to work functions. “Miss Lilly has lunched with editors and other public officials, she lunches very well!” she says. Shekerjian stresses the importance of exposing young children to different environments. “It’s important for little girls to see mothers and grandmothers doing a wide variety of things, including being at home but really, all of the different kinds of choices they may have as a grownup,” she says. Shekerjian watches both her 10-month-old and fouryear-old granddaughters and then goes to work for the City of Tempe in the afternoon as Vice Mayor, a position she has held since 2006. Since her time there, she has volunteered on more than 75 boards and committees on topics ranging from public education and youth/family issues to technology and the arts. She also chaired a committee that dealt with sustainability and worked on policy changes to make it easier to put in community gardens on private property. “We have a wonderful community garden at Escalante Center. Neighbors and even homeless people have been helping to maintain it. They now even have chickens, it’s really grown,” she says.

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The Escalante Community Garden was the Pilot Program of the committee and first community garden on public property. (They even have a Facebook page: Facebook. com/EscalanteCommunityGarden.) Now, there are several on private property as well and the community garden trend is continuing to grow. “We isolate ourselves with big walls in the backyard and many times people in neighborhoods don’t even know their neighbors,” Shekerjian explains. “One of the benefits of a community garden is it brings people together so you know who lives in your neighborhood.” Shekerijan is an avid gardener herself, with more than 20 years experience tending to her own organic fruits and vegetables. Now, she involves her granddaughter in her gardening. “It’s an important part of kids growing up to get their hands dirty, respect food and not let it go to waste,” she says. She says her four-year-old granddaughter, Lilly, gets particularly excited about gardening. “The first time we picked purple carrots, she was blown away. We talked about how they grow and how they’re good for your body. I bought worms and we talked about how they contribute to the garden; she’s very adventurous and courageous but wouldn’t touch the worms! She loves to go in the garden with me in the morning.” Without a doubt, Shekerjian leads quite the busy life. “I live a very blessed life,” she says. “I need to live to 125 to accomplish and do all the things I’m interested in.”


for him / 202 MOTIVATIONAL DADS / BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

With Kids Grown, Ahwatukee Dad Focuses on Helping Other Children Succeed

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From left: Jonas, Darby, Job, Jonathan and Zoe Simon

on Pettibone has a lot to smile about these days. This year marks his third anniversary as the Phoenix office managing partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, one of the largest and most respected law firms in Arizona. During his tenure, the firm has managed growth every year — despite the recent economic downturn — and his own Labor & Employment practice group has achieved major success by focusing on niche needs specific to our state.

homeroom parents in classes ranging from Kindergarten to sixth grade.”

This year also marks Pettibone and wife Jane’s first as official empty nesters.

“We’ve also joined fellow businesses and organizations to bring the Green Schoolhouse Series to Arizona,” Pettibone says. “With our help, the Green Schoolhouse team is replacing aging, environmentally hazardous portable classrooms with state-of-the-art sustainable schoolhouses.”

“My youngest child Mark, 22, is a senior at Gonzaga University,” says Pettibone. “When he graduates in May, we will officially have three grown adult children, each making his or her own way in this world.”

Throughout the school year, Pettibone and his team organize special school events and help the kids develop their reading, writing and thinking skills. The partnership culminates each May, when Quarles throws the children a big end-of-the-year party.

With his older children Cristi, 34, and David, 32, established in the design and art worlds, respectively, Pettibone is now taking everything he learned as a dad and applying it to helping local children in need.

The Green Schoolhouse Series is a unique collaboration, bringing together corporations, foundations, school districts, municipalities, community media outlets and volunteers to build high-performance, environmentally sustainable, LEED-Platinum-designed Green Schoolhouses at Title 1, low-income schools.

“At our firm, we have a community relations program called Quarles Cares, which provides opportunities for attorneys and staff to commit themselves personally to civic and charitable efforts,” Pettibone says. “Our primary areas of emphasis are projects that relate to hunger and education, but whatever the cause, the focus of this program is handson volunteerism.”

With its ribbon cutting set for May, Pettibone and others are proud that Arizona’s own Roadrunner Elementary School will be the first of the Green Schoolhouse Series projects completed in the nation, establishing the benchmark for all other such projects in the United States and beyond.

“Hands-on” is an understatement. “A project dear to my heart, especially with all of my own children out of the house, is our partnership with Capitol School, which serves some of the Valley’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods,” Pettibone says. “Through the program, our team takes on the roles of tutors and

“In addition to the many green elements of the project, the theme is similarly green — literally, Pettibone says, meaning the schoolhouse design is focused on jungle elements, meant to stimulate and inspire the elementary-aged kids. “It is something my kids would have just loved at that age.” For more information, visit greenschoolhouseseries.org. 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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/ 202 KIDS / for them BY STEPHANIE LOUGH

Troop 650 with Cole, the boy who the troop is donating a portion of their cookie sales towards the purchase of his service dog. Back (L-R): Shannon Stroehlein, Haley Jonston, Baylee Zanetti, Cheyenne Ashbaugh. Front (L-R): Hannah Cowen, Cole, Ellerie Leptich, Alyee (Cole’s sister) Opposite: Hannah Cowen

Going Beyond the Badge

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ost everyone knows that cookie sales are the Girl Scouts’ biggest fundraiser – and in many ways, it is. The world-famous cookies rack up nearly $715 million for the Girl Scouts nationwide, and much of this money goes toward trips, badge projects and summer camps. But some troops are raising funds for other reasons and donating portions of their cookie sales to other causes.

“When you start it’s easy because you’re cute,” Cowen says. “Now I have to work a little harder. You really have to get out and talk to people, set goals and earn money to accomplish them. You have to act like a business woman.”

Campo Verde High School freshman Hannah Cowen, 14, and the rest of Troop 650 are doing just that. The girls did some research and found Cole, a young boy with cerebral palsy who suffers from seizures. His family is looking to get a seizure service dog, which can run as much as $15,000. Troop 650’s goal is to raise $1,000 from cookie profits to donate to the family.

Cowen is getting ready to work on her Gold Award, the highest honor you can receive as a Girl Scout and comparable to Boy Scouts of America’s “Eagle” Scout. “I’m not sure what I want to do yet, but I know I want it to involve animals,” Cowen says of her Gold Award project. “A lot of people recognize Eagle Scouts, but you don’t hear a lot of girls getting their Gold Award.”

“Our troop loves working with animals and we want to help people at the same time,” says Cowen, a Senior Girl Scout. “We found out service dogs cost a lot of money and families have to come up with that money themselves, so we thought this would be a great idea!”

While the Gold Award is an individual initiative, she recently earned her Bronze Award with her troop. The girls volunteered at a horse rescue shelter where they painted fences and raised money through a garage sale. This is the side of Girl Scouts that Cowen thinks more people should know about.

As a seasoned cookie seller – she’s sold cookies since she was a Girl Scout Brownie in the second grade – Cowen knows how to get the job done. Over the years, she has mastered “The 5 Skills” taught by the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

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Cowen says that is easier to do when you know you are helping others, something the Girl Scouts has helped her do for years.

“Girl Scouts is really fun and I don’t think a lot of people realize that. They think it’s just earning badges, which is a lot of fun, but there is a lot more. The main part is helping out the community and learning skills you need when you grow up like entrepreneurship and people skills.”


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Meet the

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athan Jeppesen, DPM, is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon at The Center for Orthopedic Research and Education (CORE) Institute, which has several locations throughout the Valley including two in Gilbert and Mesa. He lives in Gilbert with his wife and three children and chatted with us about how he balances it all. How do you balance your work at a medical practice and spending time with the family? I’m pretty busy from 7am-5pm but once I get home, the good thing about working before is I don’t have a lot of business things to worry about. I can focus on the medicine while I’m there so I can focus on my family when I get home. I really separate things from work and don’t bring work home with me so my family can have my full attention when I’m not working. What are some of your favorite things to do with the family?  We like to do a lot of outdoor things. We go to the park and really like to go play sports. The kids like it when I can go watch them play soccer or go to gymnastics. We also like to go on vacations like Disney. We go every year and it’s one of our favorite things to do as a family.

Where do you guys enjoy spending time in the East Valley? I grew up in the East Valley, went to Chandler High and barely moved back not too long ago. We have a weird life; we spend a lot of time at the gym. My kids love the daycare at the gym so we spend a lot of time going to the gym and to the park. We like Veteran Oasis Park which is right behind our house. What do you enjoy most about your work?  The two things I enjoy most are working with the people that I work with, I love my support staff they make me smile and we have a good time together. And I love to see my patients; I like it when they get better, like it when they’re happy. Makes me feel good when they’re happy. Who inspires you the most?  My dad has inspired me most in life, he has such a good work ethic and never complains. He’s worked hard his whole life, done well and I’ve never heard any complaints about anything ever. Any inspirational words for our readers?  Never give up and work hard, it always pays off. 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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/ 202 PAY IT FORWARD / community service BY MARLENE MONTANEZ

Giving Back to the Community:

Goodwill of Central Arizona

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ld clothes. Gently used linens. Unwanted books and computer equipment. These are probably the first few things to go on your spring cleaning list and most likely, Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of the first places that comes to mind as a donation center. But did you know, Goodwill also runs one of the state’s largest recycling operations? We sat down with Goodwill’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Courtney Nelson, to learn more about the company’s recycling initiatives and the surprising ways they are giving back to the community.

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community service / 202 PAY IT FORWARD / More than 220 tons of items comes through Goodwill’s retail operation center each day says Nelson, and any item that comes in is somehow put to use. Items that aren’t sold in stores go to the clearance outlet and if they don’t sell there, they then go to the salvage area where everything is sorted and redistributed. “Linens are packed and sold in bulk to car washes and metal is melted down and repurposed for other uses,” she says. “Socks, shoes, plastic, toys, metal pots and pans, even cardboard all gets sorted and sold to different vendors we work with.” In fact, Goodwill has been able to keep 100 million pounds of goods from going to landfills. “Really what we’re doing is our promise to get value out of anything donated; we find a way to get value and also be a good partner of the environment. We really want to make sure we’re not making a big impact on the environment,” Nelson says. At the heart of all of this is the Goodwill Career Centers, which are directly supported by all of the donations, both physical and monetary, that come through the Goodwill Retail Centers. Goodwill Career Centers are free community locations throughout the Valley where residents can get help searching for a job and improve their professional skill set. “Anything that goes into our retail stores (the sales from donated goods in retail stores) those revenues are funneled back into our human service program,” Nelson says. Even the funds received from items Goodwill is unable to sell in their retail location and sold to vendors is put to use at the Goodwill Career Center. “Career Centers are free to the community; people can get resume help, training for job interviews, search for jobs on our computers, conduct phone interviews, use our fax machines. We even have a computer and customer service training program where people can come in and learn new skills to add to their resume. These programs are at no cost to the community and really for anyone just not able to find a job”, Nelson says.

Two years ago, Goodwill also partnered with Dell to start the Dell Reconnect Program, providing a safe way for people to be able to recycle their computers. “We are encouraging consumers to responsibly recycle any brand of unwanted computers and accessories. We partnered with Dell to recycle computer parts, break down and clear out the system without compromising privacy,” Nelson says. To date, Goodwill has recycled more than 1.5 million pounds of computers

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or computer accessories. “They’re able to use the parts that we otherwise would not be able to do,” Nelson says of the program. There are currently 14 Goodwill Career Centers throughout the Valley and more than 50 Goodwill Retail Centers. “Last year we served almost 42,000 people. We had over 15,000 jobs that were found,” Nelson says. “It all starts with donations.”

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/ 202 SCOREBOARD / high school sports PHOTOS BY DAVID ALLEY

Championship

Makeup Meet 5 Corona Del Sol High School Lacrosse Players

Name: Garrett Howell Grade: Junior Position: Attack Why do you love Lacrosse? The constant movement, it really keeps you on your toes. Game Day Ritual: I always put on eye black, day or night, and eat a bean and cheese burrito from Taco Bell. Fave East Valley Hangout: Any restaurant at Chandler Fashion Center. Future Goals: Play NCAA Division 1 lacrosse.

Name: Nate Sell Grade: Senior Position: LSM (long stick middie) Why do you love Lacrosse? I love playing lacrosse because it’s just plain fun. It’s engaging and fast paced. Also, I get to play with a great group of guys which makes it all the better. Game Day Ritual: Doing a little bit of exercise to get me pumped and then I kind of just get in a good space mentally and chill. Fave East Valley Hangout: Life Time Fitness Future Goals: Living a happy life filled with friends and family.

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high school sports / 202 SCOREBOARD / Name: Jared Duvall Grade: Freshman Position: Attack Why do you love Lacrosse? I love Lacrosse because it provides something different every day and is an amazing sport overall.   Game Day Ritual: I don’t have a game day ritual I just do what I would normally do.  Fave East Valley Hangout: Tempe Sports Park Shooting on the cage.  Future Goals: One of my future goals is to go play at a D1 college on the East Coast.

Name: Jackob Patterson Grade: Freshman Position: Attack Why do you love Lacrosse? It’s part of my heritage and it’s fun. Game Day Ritual: Listen to music and eat some food. Fave East Valley Hangout: Chipotle Future Goals: To play Lacrosse at college

Name: Paul Sion Grade: Senior Position: Midfielder Why do you love Lacrosse? Because it’s the fastest game on two feet! Game Day Ritual: Before every game, I listen to a playlist of upbeat songs to get myself in the mindset to win. Fave East Valley Hangout: Bahama Buck’s Future Goals: I plan to attend Barrett Honors College at ASU and I hope to study abroad in Spain for a year.

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/ 202 FAMILY / relationships & parenting BY MARLENE MARLENE MONTANEZ MONTANEZ BY

Safety Tips

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rom night is right around the corner and more than likely, one of the highlights of the year for your teen. There’s the formal attire, the big dance and parties galore. It’s all great and

glamorous, but it’s also a night where tragedies often strike. From the scary drinking and driving statistics

Talk about all pre- and post-Prom parties. You should know where your teen will be at all times.

Get in Touch Gather all contact info of those your teen is attending Prom with and their parents, too.

we’ve all heard to peer pressure and unwanted sexual

Discuss Expectations

advances, there are a lot of sticky situations your teen

Be specific about your teen’s curfew and any consequences should your guidelines be violated. This is also a good time to discuss your expectations on alcohol and drug use.

may be navigating come Prom night. Here, we have a few tips on how to keep things safe and fun on Prom night.

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relationshipsdoing & parenting 202HEROES FAMILY // good //202 Book Transportation If you’re renting a limo, ensure that their driver will not allow any alcohol to be brought into the vehicle.

Talk to Your Teen Whether it’s drugs, alcohol or even sexual pressure, your teen may experience some peer pressure Prom night. Role play with your teen and have an open conversation on how to manage these situations.

Be Available Don’t be preachy; instead, make sure your teen knows you will be available for whatever it is they need at all times, including a ride home at 3 am.

The After Party It isn’t just about Prom anymore, now there’s usually an after-party, too. Don’t let your teen stay somewhere unsupervised or get a hotel room for the evening and try out these ideas instead.

Host a Party One way to keep tabs on your teen is to host an alcohol-free after-party for the group. If you do so make sure you: X Stay visible during the entire party. X Don’t let any teens leave and then come back. X Provide snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. X Remember, Arizona law prohibits providing alcohol to minors so find other fun beverages to serve instead. X Hide all of the alcohol in your house pre-party. X Let the teens pick the music and entertainment for the evening. X Give out your contact info to other parents.

When Your Teen is Attending a Party If your teen plans to attend a Prom after-party, keep these tips in mind: X Make sure an adult will be present at all times. X Confirm that no alcohol or drugs will be permitted at the party. X Get the contact info of the adults who are hosting. X Confirm date, time and location of the party. X Make transportation arrangements beforehand. X Let your teen know you or a friend is available at any hour if a ride is needed.

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/ 202 SENIORS / vibrant after 50 BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ DENNIS HOWE

Alcohol & You F

or more than 25 years, each April has been recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month in the United States. And acccording to DrugFreeAZ.org:

X In 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcoholimpaired driving crashes – one every 51 minutes. X More than 14 million people in this country are currently living with what can be defined as an addiction to alcohol. X Each year, more than 100,000 people die as a result of alcohol-related issues. X Every year, more than 13,000 people die as a result of liver disease related to alcoholism. Aside from your own health, others can be hurt by alcohol abuse – those who aspire to be just like you.

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“Alcohol is the No. 1 drug of choice for America’s young people, and underage alcohol use alone costs the nation an estimated $62 billion annually,” says Leslie Bloom, CEO of DrugFreeAZ.org. “Parents’ and grandparents’ own actions are a key factor in whether a child uses alcohol or not.”

AYour Impact

DrugFreeAZ.org reports an impressive 68% of grandparents see a grandchild every one-to-two weeks and 80% of grandparents talk on the phone with their grandchildren at least once every few weeks. And, according to a national survey conducted in conjunction with the 2000 Census, there are 4.5 million grandparentheaded homes with children under 18 and another 6.1 million grandparents live with and share parental responsibilities for their grandchildren. In other words, grandparents are doing more “parenting” than ever.


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Relax Your Mind, Body and Spirit So now, think about your most recent interactions with the kids. X At your last family function, did you have a few glasses of wine (or more)? And did you drive home? X When you go out with your kids or grandkids to dinner, do you order yourself a cocktail or two? X Ever have a beer or nightcap to “take the edge off” a rough day while the kids or grandkids were around? “Being a good role model when it comes to drinking, taking medicine and handling stress is more important than most think,” says Kim Obert, program manager for DrugFreeAZ.org. “When it comes to alcohol and other drugs, children are likely to model their role models’ behaviors – both healthy and unhealthy ones.” Simply put, drinking alcohol in excess around children who see you as a role model increases the likelihood they will develop alcohol or drug problems.

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DrugFreeAZ.org offers the following tips to ensure the little ones in your life know exactly where you stand on alcohol and drug abuse. X Building protective factors, such as letting your grandchild know you care, plays an important role in deterring them from drugs. State your position clearly and often. One of the major reasons teens decide not to use drugs is the fear that their family members will lose respect for them. Teens do not want to let down their families. X Take the opportunity to build lines of communication and do things regularly with your grandkids. Spend time together — take a walk with them, read together, play a game, go shopping, go to the movies, a baseball game or go sightseeing together. Use opportunities like family gatherings or inviting your grandchildren to stay over to show that fun doesn’t require drugs. X Take a more active interest in what is going on in your grandchild’s life. Listen to their cares and concerns by fostering family openness and communication. In this way, teens will feel more comfortable to open up to you when they need your advice. For more information about your role, please visit drugfreeaz.org. 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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/ 202 LIFE / coach’s corner BY DAUNE THOMPSON, SUCCESS COACH

The Drama Detox Prescription Placebos

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o placebos really work? Research shows that oftentimes, they do! Why? Its simplicity lies in the power of thought-it works because we believe it will work.

When we are told something is supposed to calm us down, we allow our bodies to adjust to that state of mind. When physicians use placebos, the patient has no idea if it is a sugar pill or real medication, but they are told it is real and believe it will make them better. What they believe often happens. So, can a placebo help the thoughts in our head? If thoughts are repeated enough times we will believe it, but repetition is the key. Still not convinced in the power of thought? Just think back in time to a favorite meal you enjoyed growing up. You can probably recall it from the smell in the house and who made it. Each time you enjoyed that meal, it triggered happy thoughts. That sensory experience will still trigger the same joyful memory when you eat it today. This prescription works by triggering an emotional response from some of your strongest senses: taste and smell. Now, let’s incorporate that into a practical, daily exercise.

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Exercise Find a bottle and fill it with your favorite nut, candy or any treat. Then write on the bottle the self-talk prescription set below. Every time you take a bite, read the affirmation on the bottle. Make this your daily dose of empowerment! Some days, you may need to eat half the bottle. But don’t worry, you can’t overdose on affirmations. Choose the ones that inspire you. Here are some examples: X I love myself & I am loveable. X I love my healthy, fit body. X I am a magnet to financial prosperity. X I deserve to live the life I want. Even if you don’t believe, do it anyway. There is a phrase, “Fake it till you make it!” and it often works. In time, you will begin to believe. This prescription is your personallydesigned prescription to detox your internal life so your external world reflects it. Get more success tips from this Author, Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur at daunethompson.com or ideserveitnow.com


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/ 202 NUTRITION / eating and living well BY ALISHA CHASEY

Decoding the

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hinking of switching to an organic diet? Some foods are more contaminated with traces of pesticide residues than others. According to the Environmental Working Group, you can reduce your consumption of toxins by as much as 80 percent by making organic food choices when it comes to certain produce items. Together with the President’s Cancer Panel and data from the United States Department of Agriculture, they put together a list of the best items to buy organic, and the ones O.K. to buy conventional. Next time you’re out shopping or at the farmer’s market, use this guide as your cheat sheet to the most and least contaminated produce items.

4. Peaches 5. Strawberries 6. Nectarines 7. Grapes 8. Spinach 9. Lettuce 10. Cucumbers 11. Blueberries 12. Potatoes The Clean 15 The following few had little to no traces of pesticides and are safe to consume in their non-organic form.

The Dirty Dozen If you’re prioritizing what to buy organic, stick to these 12! These produce items tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals–yikes! 1. Apples 2. Celery 3. Sweet Bell Peppers

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1. Onions 2. Avocados 3. Sweet Corn 4. Pineapples 5. Mango 6. Sweet Peas 7. Asparagus 8. Kiwi Fruit 9. Cabagge 10. Eggplant 11. Cantalopue 12. Watermelon 13. Grapefruit 14. Sweet Potatoes 15. Sweet Onions

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Organic Food Facts Did You Know? A report by the Environmental Working Group found umbilical cord blood samples averaged 287 chemicals present in the body…at birth! The question is no longer “if” we’re carrying toxic compounds, but “how many” and “how are they effecting us?” More than 400 pesticides & herbicides are licensed for use on food crops and more than 2.5 billion pounds of pesticides & herbicides are dumped on crop lands, forests, lawns, and fields every year. Recent studies have linked pesticide exposure with shorter pregnancies and babies with lower birth weights from mothers having higher blood concentrations of pesticides. Considering the associations with higher risks of ADHD, lower IQs in children and other concerns, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to “minimize using foods in which chemical pesticides or herbicides were used by farmers.” Pesticides effect bees, other wildlife, farm-workers and can commonly end up in air and water. In 2010, the USDA analyzed community water systems that used surface water (reservoirs, lakes and rivers) as their water sources, finding 65 different pesticides or by-products in 284 after-treatment samples. Traces of atrazine, a toxic herbicide was found in every single sample.

Alisha Chasey is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and the owner of Innocent Indulgence, LLC, where she inspires a lifestyle of health, starting with dessert! 202magazine.com / APRIL 2013 / 202 MAGAZINE

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/ 202 BEAUTY / looking good inside and out BY MARLENE MONTANEZ

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ill frequent trims really make your hair grow faster? We’ve all heard plenty of fairytales on how to get Rapunzel-like locks, but how much truth is there to these tress tales? Read on as we de-bunk some of the most common hair myths and discover whether they’re truly fact or fiction.

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Myth: Your shampoo should be swapped out every few weeks. Fiction: Contrary to popular belief, your hair doesn’t “get used to” your shampoo and conditioner. If you feel like your hair is becoming dull, it’s likely buildup. Incorporate a good clarifying shampoo into your weekly beauty routine.

Myth: Your hair grows faster with frequent trims. Fiction: On average, your hair grows a quarter inch each month, regardless of trims. What will happen with frequent trims is your hair will appear healthier and, therefore, longer, too.

Myth: You don’t need to shampoo daily. Fact: Overshampooing can actually be harmful to your hair, drying out the scalp. Every other day is good enough to keep tresses clean.

Myth: You should comb your hair from top to bottom. Fiction: To prevent breakage, you should actually comb any tangles out (gently) from the ends up.

Myth: You can repair split ends. Fiction: Unfortunately once your ends are split, that’s it! While silicone-based products can help soften the appearance of split ends, there’s no magic hair product on the market that will repair the actual tear.

Myth: You should always use conditioner. Fact: Don’t skip conditioner, it’s a great product to moisturize, soften hair and prevent damage. If your hair is on the oilier side, skip conditioning the roots and focus on your ends instead.

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/ 202 WELLNESS / feeling great

Quench It

BY TINA ROGERS, B.S., CSCS, PMT, DTR

Even though we may eat foods and drink beverages that contain water, we still may not be meeting our daily water needs. If possible, skip sugary drinks and limit your intake of milk and juice. You should always aim for sixto-eight glasses of water each day. Increasing your water intake is a great way to shed weight, too. Choose water at meal times and try a glass of water when you think you might be hungry. Oftentimes what may be thought of as a hunger signal is just your body’s way of saying it’s thirsty. As the weather starts to warm up and we start heading outdoors more, remember to increase your intake of water to accommodate for your added activity. Water: X Helps your body absorb nutrients X Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells

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pring is a good a time as any to reflect on your healthy food choices. I take this time to educate my clients on the important role that both water and fiber play in proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. By providing your body with the correct daily amount of water and fiber, you can significantly improve your overall health and reduce risks of illness and disease. 54

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X Decreases fluid retention X Relieves constipation X Lubricates and cushions your joints X Removes waste, toxins and fat from your body

Rough It Fiber also plays a key role in weight loss and overall health. Choosing fresh fruits and vegetables over juices and blended drinks can help you reach your daily fiber needs. By adding fiber-rich foods to your meals you will have the immediate benefit of feeling full longer. A general rule for healthy adults is to eat between 20-35 grams of fiber per day. As we get older, fiber intake can significantly influence our quality of life.


feeling great / 202 WELLNESS / By eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, you will easily be able to meet your daily fiber needs.

X Insoluble fiber, also know as roughage or the gut-healthy fiber, is found in whole grains, vegetables, seeds and nuts, promotes the movement of waste through your colon and promotes regularity. Fiber can: X Promote healthy digestive function X Prevent or relieve constipation X Optimize pH levels in intestines

Tina Rogers is a health, fitness and nutrition professional with more than 20 years experience. She brings her personal experience of overcoming obstacles which allows her to easily relate and motivate her clients. Contact her through her website at TinaFitness.com for your health, fitness and nutrition solutions.

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/ 202 DINE / eating and drinking in the loop BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

A Southeast Valley Foodie’s Guide to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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ll aboard for Scottsdale! This month, some of the Southeast Valley’s best and brightest culinary stars are headed up north for the Scottsdale League for the Arts’ 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival. The centerpiece of the event each year, The Great Arizona Picnic, is a family-friendly weekend focused on all things food. From chef demonstrations to food samplings to cocktail, beer and wine tastings, this event has everything. More than 50 restaurant partners are involved, and there will be cooking demonstrations and two stages of live music. It’s a great way to sample some of the East Valley’s best restaurants and spend the weekend outdoors with friends and family. For those looking for a more VIP-level experience, the picnic also boasts a SKYY bar including vodka-infused cocktail creations, a Tequila Deck, and the chance to sample more than 200 beer varietals at the Southwest Festival of Beers.

And if you’re looking for smaller, more intimate culinary outings, there are also nightly cocktail parties, burger battles, wine and chocolate tastings, foodie fashions shows and much more all week long.  

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Some neighborhood chefs, sweets and brews you’ll find include: X Heidi’s Catering in Tempe, which will be participating in the Chocolate and Wine Experience on Wednesday, April 10 at Talking Stick Resort. X Lenny’s Burgers in Mesa, which will be competing in the Burger Battle on Thursday, April 11 at Scottsdale Stadium. X Both JJ’s Brownies and Copper Creek Cheesecake, available in AJ’s and Sprouts locations throughout the Southeast Valley, will be sampling at Eat, Drink and Be Pretty on Friday, April 12 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. X San Tan Brewery in Chandler, which will be sampling at the Southwest Festival of Beers on both Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at the Great Arizona Picnic. Since 2002, SLA has donated more than $3.5 million to arts programs in Arizona through funds raised at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival tastings, dinners, competitions, picnics and parties.

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival will take place April 9 through April 15. Check out scottsdalefest.org for the weeklong schedule of events. Want the VIP experience? We suggest the “VIP Passport to the Picnic”, your all-access pass which includes: • Great Arizona Picnic admission. • VIP tent access with premium food, beverages and plenty of shade. • Skyy Bar, Southwest Festival of Beers and Tequila Experience access.

Tickets are $125/person

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/ 202 MANIC MANAGED MOM / rachel recommends BY RACHEL HARRIS, MANGEDMOMS.COM

Best Green Products for Moms This month, I’ve got Earth Day on the mind. And it’s getting easier than ever to “Go Green” on an everyday basis. Here are some of my favorite mom-friendly products that are Green and good. ingredients. The company is earthfriendly, using little or no wasteful packaging. The containers that they do use are made with 100% post consumer recycled materials. You can find LUSH at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Chandler Fashion Center and lushusa.com.

For Your Fashion-My Daddy’s Shirt Upcycled Boutique

For Your Smile-Preserve Toothbrush This toothbrush line, sold at Trader Joe’s, is made from recycled yogurt cups. When you are ready for a fresh toothbrush, the package is ready for recycling. Simply toss your old toothbrush into the original package that comes complete with a postage paid mailer. Mail back and it will be recycled. This company makes it extremely easy for customers to have white teeth in a Green world. 

For Your BodyLUSH These yummy bath and body products (try the fizzy bath bombs!) are handmade using fresh fruit and veggie

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to MAC” program, the company gives customers a free product when they recycle. Here is how it works: for every six MAC primary packaging containers returned to a MAC counter or MAC cosmetics online, consumers receive a free MAC lipstick, lip gloss or eye shadow of their choice. So save those MAC containers and cash in on some new goodies, while being earthfriendly. What are your favorite green beauty products? Talk to me at my website at managedmoms.com and keep it green and good all year long.

My Daddy’s Shirt Upcycled Boutique makes handmade, one-of-a-kind clothing out of old T-shirts. The Mesa dad who started the line, Chris Marchini, makes chic styles for men, women and kids, too. Check out his line at mydaddysshirtboutique.com.

For Your Face-MAC I am a big fan of MAC Cosmetics and the company has a great Green program in place. Called their “Back

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Freelance writer, Rachel Harris, is also known as the Manic Managed Mom on KTVK’s “Your Life A to Z” morning show. Rachel is also the proud mother of a teenage son and tween daughter plus three cats that were all rescued from local animal shelters. Check out Rachel’s website at managedmoms.com for parenting talk, recipes, beauty news, pet pics and more. And see her lifestyle segment every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on 3TV.


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