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From Seller to Cellar:

WINES Made in AZ






Doctors of



Must-Have Smartphone Apps

Inside Phoenix Art Museum’s

Paper! One-on-One with former Phoenix Suns star

Dick Van Arsdale

Carolyn Evani: President of Phoenix’s

Susan G. Komen for the Cure


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Contents august/september 2012 [ IN EVERY ISSUE ]

13 Publishers’ Letter 14 Contributors 16 Connect With Us


Cover Feature Carolyn Evani: President of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Phoenix Affiliate Top Doctors Get the best medical care in the Valley

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Back to School Check out the latest back-toschool fashions at Desert Ridge Marketplace, Shops at Norterra, and Outlets at Anthem!





Must-Have Smartphone Apps







Wine Feature Wine 100 percent made in Arizona? Yup. Learn more about local wineries.

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As a new mom, Kasia didn’t have time for pain. Today, she’s not only painless. She’s scarless. After her baby was born, Kasia experienced stomach pain worse than the labor itself. She soon learned she needed to have her gall bladder removed. A day after undergoing single-incision, robotic-assisted surgery at John C. Lincoln Hospital, her pain was gone. And not only was she free to pick up her baby boy, her body was free of any visible scars. To read Kasia’s story, visit

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62 H ealth: Guiltless Barbecue 72 F itness: Don’t Take a Vacation from Fitness





56 Style: Sustainable Style 74 B ooks: Between the Pages 76 R elationships: How to Deal with Divorce 80 A dopt-a-Pet 81 F lavor: Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps





54 Technology: Five Must-Have Everyday Smartphone Apps 64 Golf: Reverse Your Reversal, Gain Twenty Yards! 66 Back to School: Four Schools in The Valley 68 Auto Trends: The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 69 Jewels: The Deals of Summer 70 Entrepreneurship: Marketing Savvy 78 Event Calendar




77 S ummer Spectacular ArtWalk 82 Hotel Valley-Ho Swim Parties


26 C hrist’s Church of the Valley 28 E ldorado Hotel Scottsdale 28 C ityCenter of CityNorth


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24 LOCAL PROFILE: Former Phoenix Sun Dick Van Arsdale 27 AZ FUN FACTS: Old Arizona’s Notorious Bill Downing 31 ARIZONA SKIES: The Latest from Dr. Sky® 32 ART & CULTURE: Paper! at the Phoenix Art Museum 34 ENTERTAINMENT: Best in TV, Music, and Movies 36 VALLEY VIBRATIONS: The Grand Canyon Music Festival 37 SPORTS: Phoenix Mercury’s Avery Warley and Samantha Prahalis 38 HOT SHEET 40 TWO Cents from the Dearings 44 GIVING BACK: Fallen Feathers

Dance Academy North Elevate Coffee Co. Fans & Fashionistas

Norterra Salon & Spa Olive Creations Sour Apple Gallery 45+ places to shop and dine


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Adam Toren Matthew Toren


Managing Editors Crystal Huckabay

Taste and Be Scene at the city’s hottest happy hours

Pavlina Toren ASSISTANT MANAGING Editor Pooja Desai Copy Editor Kate Karp Food Editor Samantha Turner Editorial Interns Bill Raznik, Rachael Blume CONTRIBUTORS LeAnne Bagnall, Scott Bohall, Julie Carson, Lea Friese-Haben, Matthew Grunwald, Patti Jares, Steve Kates, Jon Kenton, Carol La Valley, Lee Nelson, Laura Rogers, Greg Rubenstein, Scott Sackett, Michael Torres, Marshall Trimble PHOTOGRAPHERS Michelle Pelberg, Mark Susan, Caroline Goddard, Paul Wagner, Scott Whitney ADVERTISING 602.828.0313 Marketing Director Eric Twohey Art Director/Production Vanessa Fryer


Distribution Manager Mark Lokeli CCofCityNorth


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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Eric Twohey NORTH VALLEY MAGAZINE is published six times a year for distribution aimed at higher-income households in such areas as Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Tramonto, North Scottsdale, Desert Ridge, DC Ranch, Grayhawk, Estancia, Desert Hills, Troon North, Desert Mountain, McDowell Mountain Ranch, and Arrowhead Ranch. You can also pick up North Valley Magazine at many businesses, including specialty shops, salons, spas, auto dealerships, libraries, children’s and women’s specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants, health clubs, hotels, medical offices, and many rack locations. Statements, opinions, and points of view expressed by the writers and advertisers are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of the publishers, editors or North Valley Magazine staff. Although North Valley Magazine has made every effort to authenticate all claims and guarantee offers by advertisers in the magazine, we cannot assume liability for any products or services advertised herein. No part of North Valley Magazine may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any editorial or advertising matter at any time. Postmaster: Please return all undeliverable copies to North Valley Magazine, 3120 W. Carefree Hwy., Ste. 1-128, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Yearly subscriptions available; six issues mailed directly to your mailbox for $19.95 per year (within the U.S.). All rights reserved. ®2012 North Valley Magazine. Printed in the USA.


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• publishers' letter

Summer’s Out, School’s In!


ummer is winding down, and the kids are on their way back to school, which makes for the perfect time to start thinking about the things that affect your family. Shopping is usually on the top of the to-do list this time of the year, and NVM wants to help! Look for our feature on back-to-school trends at some of the North Valley’s most popular shopping destinations. It’s filled with inspiration on how to get the school year started.

We’re happy to be supporting such a worthy cause as Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Carolyn Evani, board president of the Phoenix chapter, talks to NVM about the great work done by the organization and how much progress has been made in the Valley. The 20th anniversary of Race for the Cure will be taking place on October 14, and we’re looking forward to seeing the community come together.

Adam Toren Publisher

We know that your and your family’s health is always a top priority. That’s why, with the help of Avvo, we’ve put together our annual Top Doctors list to serve as a guide for you when you’re looking for the right physician for your needs. It’s important that you get the best medical care possible—and you can trust the doctors on our list. Check out our “From Seller to Cellar” feature to learn about wineries in Arizona. Not only do they make a great weekend trip but supporting these Arizona wineries also helps our state and community. And we’re happy to be introducing a brand-new column, “Between the Pages” with Julie Carlson, which will review the latest books waiting to be read.

Matthew Toren Publisher

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• contributors Golf

Scott Sackett, GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teacher since 1997, teaches at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. He is also director of instruction at Park Meadows CC in Park City, Utah. To get more information on lessons, visit, or email him at

Valley Vibrations

Lee Nelson lives in the Chicago area and writes freelance for a variety of magazines, Web sites, businesses, and organizations. She spent twenty years of her career as an award-winning features and education reporter for a daily newspaper in Iowa.


Michael Torres is a Texas State University alumnus who majored in journalism. He is a freelance writer and sports enthusiast currently residing in Mesa, Arizona.

Auto Trends

Greg Rubenstein is a freelance automotive journalist and deputy editor for, an auto- enthusiast Web site. He has been writing about and racing cars for twentyfive years.


Michelle Pelberg is a Phoenix native whose passion for animals began at a very young age. Her talent for photography was not discovered until later on in her life. When not tending to her small zoo at home, she helps educate the minds of high school kids as an assistant teacher of photography.


Scott Bohall is the owner of Treasures Jewelers. The Treasures staff has won more design awards than any jeweler in Arizona. Scott is a past president and current board member of the Arizona Jewelers Association. He travels the world to find gems and speaks throughout the state on jewelry-related topics.

Giving Back

Freelance feature writer Carol La Valley missed being an Arizona native by six months. When she was growing up, the North Valley was where she and her family went to have picnics and ride dune buggies. She received the Outstanding Writing Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association and Arizona Press Women in 2007 and 2009.


Jon Kenton is principal consultant and owner of JRDR Marketing. Originally from London, he has been living in Arizona with his family for the last eight years. Jon has worked in computing and communications for over 20 years. If it connects to a TV, camera, network, or computer, Jon has probably used it.


Paul Wagner is a Scottsdale-based photographer. For over the past thirty years, he has had a camera in his hand traveling to such places as the Ukraine, Holland, Thailand, Japan, Dubai, and all over the United States photographing weddings, celebrities, and other events. 14

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Arizona Fun facts

He has been called a cowboy singer, a humorist, and a storyteller. He is Arizona’s official state historian, but Marshall Trimble’s most treasured title is teacher. He hopes people will realize the importance and fun involved in Arizona history and culture.


Lea Friese-Haben is Arizona’s number-one dating expert. She is happily married to Cpt. Greg Haben of Southwest Airlines and has three children. Lea is a certified holistic practitioner and is a regular guest on channels 3, 10, 12, and 15.


Matthew Grunwald has been whipping up culinary delights in his mother's kitchen for years and loves to bring his original recipes to a television audience on “AZ Midday” and “Valley Dish” segments. He is training at the Culinary Institute of America and plans to once again distribute a line of mouthwatering cookies through local stores very soon.

Health, Style & BEAUTY

LeAnne Bagnall is a writer and editor from Los Angeles who specializes in arts and culture, health, and communityrelated topics.


Steve Kates/Dr. Sky® is a locally and nationally known broadcaster of both radio and TV. He is president of Dr.Sky Inc, a multimedia company that produces the Dr.Sky Show on KTAR News Talk 92.3 FM, and appears as a regular on the Morning Scramble on AZTV with Pat McMahon.


Patti Jares has been a freelance writer for more than twenty years, with more than ten years of full-time feature reporting. She has currently launched her own photography company, Sojourn Images, and enjoys her home in Wickenburg, close to her two grown daughters and their families.


Laura Rogers is a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist, and group fitness instructor. She and her husband, Josh, have owned Sweat, a personal training gym in Anthem, since 2005. She is an active mom of three who hopes to inspire and help others achieve their fitness


Julie Carlson is a freelance writer. She’s had articles published in the Town of Paradise Valley Independent as well as Phoenix and Desert Living magazines. Julie is also an aspiring screenwriter—her book review blog, “That’s Swell!” is part of her company, Reel Swell Productions. Julie is also a former police clerk with 11 years experience in law enforcement.


Scott Whitney was trained at the Navy School of Photography and has traveled the world as a photographer. From portraits to weddings and events, Scott has done it all. He is also a successful real estate broker and investor at Whitney Realty and Investments. As a photographer and broker, Scott is bridging both professions complementing each in a very rewarding way.


saTuRDaY nighT sTaRlighT TouRs

As summer fades, so does the chance to play under the stars in the Verde Canyon August 4 & 18 and September 1

• Starlight train rides are set against a dazzling canvas of celestial imagery as the Canyon comes alive with the luminous glow of moon-kissed skies • The Grape Train Escape and Tequila Sunset Limited offer unique libation tastings, festive food specialties and signature drinks • The Dark Skies Constellation Ride lets the stars steal the show on Saturday, August 18 • Gather the whole family to honor Grandpa and Grandma for Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 9



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STORY QUERIES: Submit one-page queries to us by mail, attention Editorial Department. Accompany any queries with clips and a fifty-word biography.


SANZA Exhibition Open through October 1, 2012 Free with museum admission One of Africa’s most vibrant musical instrument traditions, the sanza or thumb piano has been the instrument of choice by diverse cultural groups throughout central and eastern Africa for centuries. This extraordinary exhibition features 200 thumb pianos from a private collection, MIM's collection, and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium. Experience the diverse range of thumb-piano types and styles as they come to life through audio and video recordings of sanza performances.

We welcome editorial suggestions from our readers. Please e-mail story ideas to, or mail or fax them to the attention of the editorial department.

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For more information on each of the featured Top Doctors, visit



THE VALLEY’S BEST DOCTORS There’s nothing more important than your health. Make sure you are putting the health of you and your loved ones in the best-possible hands. Avvo, Inc. is a Seattle-based company that helps consumers make better health and legal decisions by offering free Q&A forums backed by ratings and profiles for 90 percent of the doctors and lawyers in the country. They have teamed with North Valley Magazine to present this list of the top doctors in the Phoenix area. Doctors are ranked based on their professional backgrounds according to Avvo’s proprietary algorithms. The Avvo Rating is a score on a ten-point scale distilled from the raw rankings it generated. These ratings and rankings were calculated as of June 12, 2012.

Allergy & Immunology

John Lewis Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Cardiology/ Cardiothoracic Surgery

Sam Ahn Allergy Asthma Clinic 602-277-3337

Duane Wong Phoenix Children’s Hospital 480-897-6992

Andrew Atiemo North Phoenix Heart Center 602-861-1168

Mark Schubert Allergy Asthma Clinic 602-993-7540 Aaron Davis Allergy Asthma Clinic 602-248-9129 Mark Rose AZ Sneeze 602-843-2991 Suresh Anand Phoenix Children’s Hospital 480-838-4296 18

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William Morgan Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-843-2991 Ronald Jorgensen AZ Sneeze 480-545-4000 Richard Keightley Paradise Valley Allergy Associates 480-991-1930

Hari Chaliki Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 John Sweeney Mayo Clinic 480-342-1398 Patrick Devaleria Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Floyd Fortuin Mayo Clinic 480-515-6296


Edward Rhee Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-933-3366

Suzanne Connolly Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Wilbur Su St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 480-289-6898

Aleksander Sekulic Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Michael Smith St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-4000 Jeffery Pearl Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-546-0200 Marwan Bahu Biltmore Cardiology 602-952-0002

Mary Landau-Levine Caris Life Sciences 602-648-8900 William Ko Arizona Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery 602-277-1449 Lindsay Ackerman Medical Dermatology Specialists 602-354-5770 Neel Patel 602-494-1817

Dental Specialties Caesar Butura Oral Surgery Phoenix 480-874-6996 Farzam Maleki Greyhawk Prosthodontics 480-331-8989 Patricio Rabot Scottsdale Oral Surgery 480-998-7500

Gary McCracken Scottsdale Skin and Spa 480-905-8485 James Pehoushek Allergy and Dermatology Specialists 623-376-7600 Brenda Latowsky Paradise Valley Dermatology 602-992-4971

Philip Levy St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-252-3699



Chandana Mishra 602-266-8463

General Dentistry Monte Wells Monte B. Wells, DDS 480-831-8022 Marguerite Myers Peggy Myers, DDS 602-861-0505 Todd Sadowski Biltmore Commons Dental 602-249-2227 Howard Farran Today’s Dental 480-359-1352 Avis Davis Gentle Hands Dentistry 602-433-2992 Stephanie Walker Ocotillo Dental 480-855-8900 Michael Glass Today’s Dental 480-359-1352

Stuart Sanders Valley Endodontic 602-404-3800

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Robert Mirabelli Camelback Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 602-595-3531

Gabriel Woodruff Woodruff Dental 480-946-6503

Sydney Westphal Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Heath Snell Lakeside Smiles 480-892-1711

Joseph Dovgan Allen Endodontic Group 480-483-9001

Curtiss Cook Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

General Surgery

Gregory Edmonds Ahwatukee Oral Surgery 480-598-3006

Lori Roust Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Randall Lout Valley Pediatric Dentists 480-753-3711

Tonia Young-Fadok Mayo Clinic 480-342-2697

Michael Hogan Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Dorothy Rowe Pediatric Surgeons of Phoenix 602-254-5561

Daniel Duick St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-266-8463

James Madura Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Gary Gradke Scottsdale Oral Surgery 623-581-5198 Ariel Trujillo Arizona Periodontal Group 602-995-5045

Dermatology Katherine Lim Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Rohit Dwivedi John C. Lincoln Health Network 608-439-9000 Tala Dajani St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 623-748-4700

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Juan Acosta Pediatric Surgeons of Phoenix 602-254-5561

Charles Adler Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Elbert Kuo St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-4000

David Dodick Mayo Clinic 480-342-3078

David Mulligan Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Steve Chung St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-6262

Barbara Pockaj Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Bryan Woodruff Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Medical Oncology

Brent Goodman Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Donald Northfelt Mayo Clinic 480-301-8335

Cornelia Drees St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-6262

Ruben Mesa Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Barry Hendin Phoenix Neurological Associates 602-258-3354

Raoul Tibes Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Eric Prommer Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Nina Narlin Mayo Clinic 443-481-3300 Jason Salganick John C. Lincoln Health Network 602-277-4868 James Slack Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Glen Weiss Glen Weiss, MD 480-323-1350 Samuel Brunk Cancer Treatment Centers of America 623-207-3000 Michael Gornet Palo Verde Cancer Specialists 480-941-1211

Neurology Roy Patchell Barrow Neurological Institute 800-227-7601 Mark Ross Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Richard Caselli Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 20

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Obstetrics and Gynecology David Greenspan St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-234-1300 Javier Magrina Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Jeffrey Cornella Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Cathleen Harris 480-970-7664 Mike Janicek 480-993-2950 Drew Moffitt Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists 602-343-2767

Orthopedic Surgery


2012 Brian Shafer Arizona Bone & Joint Specialists 602-493-9508 Justin Field Desert Institute for Spine Care 602-944-2900 Henry Clarke Mayo Clinic 480-342-2407 Gilbert Ortega Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons 480-874-2040 Edward Song Center for Spinal Disorders 602-253-7000 Edward Frankel St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-393-1010 Gregory White Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-933-3033 John Nassar John Nassar, MD 480-451-3668 Peter Mitchell Peter W. Mitchell, MD 602-667-6640 Scott Siverhus The Core Institute 866-974-2673

Otolaryngology: Ear, Nose & Throat John Raines Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-264-4834 David Barrs Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 David Hecht 480-374-2935

Barbara Faber Attain Fertility 602-281-9032

Richard Hayden Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Daniel Rychlik Fertility Centers of Arizona 480-559-0252

Michael Hinni Mayo Clinic 480-342-2928

Bradley Monk St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-6000

Glenn Rothman Arizona Otolaryngology Consultants 602-938-3205

Tracy Contant St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-3715

Stephen Bansberg Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000


John Macias 602-257-4228 Ravi Agarwal 602-938-3777 Kurt Heiland Valley ENT 480-423-3150

Pediatrics Chantay Banikarim St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-3000

Sean Lille 480-661-6197 Aldo Guerra Guerra Plastic Surgery Center 480-970-2580 Davinder Singh 602-266-9066 Robert Cohen Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery 602-702-5380 Jeffrey Goldstein 480-899-6100 John Ward 602-553-0888

Erik Ellsworth Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-253-6000

Primary Care

Daniel Kessler St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-3543

Keith Frey Mayo Clinic 480-860-4800

Claudia Hart Neonatology Associates 602-277-4161

Keith Cannon Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Jeanne Zenge Neonatology Associates 602-277-4161

Jeffrey Wolfrey Banner Health 602-239-4567

Deborah Tom Neonatology Associates 602-277-4161

Susan Whiteley Healthy Outlook Family Medicine 602-230-0777

Lisa Kirsch St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-282-0078

Jaya Raj St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-3532

John Muhm Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-546-0945

Stanley Horowitz Affiliated Cardiologists of Arizona 602-277-6181

Jeffrey Hill St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-406-4581 Melissa Redleaf Paradise Pediatrics 602-971-5121

Plastic Surgery

Shayne Tomisato Maricopa Integrated Health System 480-344-2026



Pierre Tariot Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium 602-839-6525 Cynthia Stonnington Mayo Clinic 602-839-6525 Urszula Kotlow Phoenix Children’s Hospital 602-546-0990 Jose Urdaneta St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 480-941-7500 Laura Sherman 623-931-4343 Nancy Buckner 480-481-0858 Mary Desch St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 602-843-0035

Urology Paul Andrews Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000 Bruce Kletscher Urology Associates 602-264-4431 Zachary Zuniga Pediatric Urology Associates 602-279-1697

Marvin Goldstien 480-949-9829

James Fishman Central Arizona Urologists 602-242-1556

Edward Perrin Arizona Geriatrics Society 602-239-4567

Robert Bailey Pediatric Urology Associates 602-279-1697

Dawn Cohen Healthy Outlook Family Medicine 602-230-0777

Stephan Ponas Arizona Urology Specialists 602-264-0608

Jack Friedland Jack A. Friedland, MD 480-905-1700

Rajesh Soni 480-455-3000

Michael Nguyen Pediatric Urology Associates 602-279-1697

Salvatore Lettieri Arizona Burn Center 602-344-5011


Robert Shapiro Scottsdale Center for Urology 480-272-6400

Robert Bright Mayo Clinic 480-301-8000

Eric Kau Scottsdale Urologic Surgeons 480-949-1212

Tracey Oppenheim Banner Health 480-412-5437

Barry Chang Banner Health 602-404-3700

Travis Hilcombe 602-266-9066 William Jacobson 602-212-0100

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• Local Profile

Local Legend Patti Jares sits down with Phoenix Suns legend Dick Van Arsdale, who tells his inspiring story of courage and optimism. Photo courtesy of Steve Rich of basketball in the state of Arizona, many talented players have graced the courts, but none perhaps are as unforgettable as Phoenix Sun’s legendary Dick Van Arsdale. Van Arsdale came sweeping into town, larger than life, in 1968. He’d been traded by the New York Knickerbockers to join the brand-new Phoenix franchise under general manager Jerry Colangelo. After scoring the team’s first official point, Van Arsdale became a three-time All-Star during his nine years as a player. In his 40 years with the Phoenix Suns, he has served as general manager, head coach, and senior vice president of player personnel. Known as the “original Sun,” Van Arsdale has been called one of the best free-throw shooters in the NBA and was chosen as one of thirteen Ring of Honor members as one of those who have had the most significant impact on the Arizona basketball team. Along with a love of the game, the Indiana native has displayed through many philanthropic endeavors a genuine affection for the Valley of the Sun. Today, Van Arsdale spends most of his time in his second-floor office complex overlooking old-town Scottsdale, filling his days with his new career, that of artist. The former Sun had shown creative talent years earlier, but it was a life-changing stroke six years ago that led him to art as a means of expression. “I couldn’t write, speak, or do anything,”

Since the beginning

remembers Van Arsdale about wa k ing up one morning unable to function. His wife, Barb, had immediately called his closest friend— his identical twin brother and former Phoenix Sun Tom Van Arsdale. Tom sped over to find Dick sitting on the edge of the bed, unable to communicate. At the emergency room, he was diagnosed as having had a stroke, but doctors could not determine how long ago it had occurred and were unable to administer medication that could have reversed the damage. His brain function that controls motor skills was not affected, but Dick’s ability to process words and communicate was diminished. “I remember asking, ‘What are we going to do?’ Tom Van Arsdale says. “And I knew we’d have to face it and live with it.” It was during these first weeks that Dick Van Arsdale turned to painting and sketching with colored ink, producing intriguing results. With a combined style of Americana and abstract, the former Sun would sit for hours, completely engrossed. His creations were so impressive that his works were soon earning critical acclaim. In 2011, Van Arsdale was honored at the Scottsdale Art Show as featured artist. Last April, he unveiled a special piece of art during halftime at the Suns-Thunder g a me, presenting it to his former coach, John MacLeod, at his induction into the legendary “Ring of Honor.” G o o d f r iend

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and publicist Steve Rich, who has known Van Arsdale since his time on the Knickerbockers, spends days with both brothers. Dick and Tom work on their art together— Tom is also an accomplished artist—and each has filled the office walls with original works. “Dick makes his thoughts known,” Rich says. “He may miss a word here or there, but he gets his thoughts out pretty well. His friends are still his friends, and he has a ton of them. Both of these guys care about other people.” Despite his challenges, Van Arsdale is excited and content in his new role as artist and has a positive attitude that is contagious and philosophical. “It’s peaceable,” he says, smiling. “I wouldn’t be doing it if I hadn’t have stroked. I had some really good years and loved all of it from the time my grandpa bought our first hoop when we were five years old. I love the game, and now I love this. I’m having a lot of fun.”

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Christ’s Church of the Valley: In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) will soon launch its newest campus in Scottsdale to add to its current locations in Peoria and Surprise. The new location will save Scottsdale congregation members a commute to Peoria and will enable them to further participate in its neighborhood group model, which enables church members to serve their communities. CCV has 4,500 committed volunteers helping out through its many volunteer programs. These include Operation: Support Our Schools, which holds teacher-appreciation events and provides much-needed supplies to 300 local elementary schools; five sports leagues that have served 6,000 children in a safe and positive environment, with the help of 750 volunteer coaches; off-site summer camps for more than 2,000 children; and health care to over 4,000 women in Phoenix just this year. CCV is a wonderfully active component of the humanitarian Valley community and will now add its good works to the Scottsdale area!

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Whipped with His Own Pistol State Historian Marshall Trimble tells us the story of one of Old Arizona’s more notorious characters, Bill Downing. Bill Downing was one of the most disliked fellows in Old Arizona. He was moody, morose, bad-tempered, sullen, and surly. And that was when he was sober. He got downright mean and ugly when he was drinking. Bill was so unlikeable that even members of his gang couldn’t stand him. He was a member of the Burt Alvord gang around Willcox, and he spent a few years in the notorious Yuma Territorial Prison after his capture for train robbery. After his release in 1907, he returned to Willcox and opened a saloon called the Free and Easy. It soon became a hangout for all the nefarious rascals in that part of Cochise

County. That same year, the Arizona Territory had passed a law banning women from “loitering” in saloons, but that didn’t stop Bill. He employed an assortment of shady ladies to drink with the customers. He also trained them each to be highly skilled pickpockets, a trade he’d learned in prison. Their victims were always reluctant to complain because of Bill’s reputation as a gunslinger. The law was chomping at the bit to arrest him, but the folks around Willcox were so terrorized that none would come forward and press charges. That changed, however, when he beat up one of the girls, Cuco Leal, and she complained to the town marshal, who issued a warrant for his arrest. The best time to ser ve a warrant to a rascal like Bill was early in the morning while he was still groggy from the previous evening’s imbibing. Arizona Ranger Billy Speed

just happened to be passing through Willcox, and the marshal enlisted his help in making the arrest. On the morning of August 5, 1908, the two lawmen stood in front of the Free and Easy Saloon and called on the old outlaw to step outside. He’d just bellied up to the bar demanding more of t he “ ha ir of t he dog that bit him” from the night before and ignored the lawmen. After Ranger Speed c a l le d a s econd time, Bill emptied his glass, turned, and headed for the back door. He was going to come around from behind the saloon and get the drop on the two lawmen. Billy Speed anticipated his move, and armed with his .30-40 Winchester, he headed in the same direction. The two turned the corner at the same time and faced each other in the

classic Old West confrontation. Bill reached for his pistol. The Ranger, seeing the outlaw’s hand go toward his hip, raised his rif le and f ired. Much to Bill’s surprise and chagrin, his holster was empty. Somebody had beaten him to the draw a few moments before the fight. A c o r o n e r ’s verdict r uled the killing justif ied, and locals cheered Bill’s demise. What had happened was Bill Downing this: Bill had bullied those folks so many times that they were just waiting for a chance to turn the tables on him. So while he was leaving the bar, someone slyly picked his pocket—er, holster. The incident was the inspiration for an axiom that still holds true—don’t reach for your six-shooter unless you know it’s there. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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The Eldorado Scottsdale is a brand-new boutique hotel set to open in September within the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. You’ll find the Eldorado in the private hidden alcove between Fashion Square Mall, the Night Club District, 5th Avenue Shopping, and Southbridge. The hotel will offer four-star standards in a unique and personal getaway experience, with immediate access to all the action in Old Town. The Eldorado’s Suites will feature fully equipped kitchens, down bedding, organic bath products, and complimentary nightly turndown service. Guests have full use of the property’s crystal-clear swimming pool and outdoor areas. Although no restau ra nts are located on the property, the hotel is located just steps away from some of the best dining in town. Each of the boutique suites are specialty themed, and the lobby is being designed by well-known architect Riccardo Cattapan and Testani Studios. Through August 30, enjoy Eldorado’s pre-grand-opening special. Rates start at $99 per night for a one-night stay and include a one-hour Swedish massage compliments of the hotel. The special can be booked online or by calling the hotel directly at (480) 946-3021.

Eldorado will be celebrating their opening with these events: September 26: Soft Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting September 29: Grand Opening September 30: BBQ Pool Party October 5: AZ Gay Pride/Wine Mixer October 19: Movie on the Lawn October 28: Trick or Treat Doggie Days, Best Costume Contest Learn more about the hotel at 28

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North Valley families can celebrate the end of summer for free at CityCenter of CityNorth on August 3 and September 7. Friday Family Night includes a lively party hosted by Radio Disney at 7 p.m. and a family-friendly movie screening at 8 p.m. Enjoy dancing, karaoke, make-and-take crafts, and great ticket giveaways before heading outside for a popular movie and free popcorn. On August 3, catch Disney Pixar’s Cars and a chance to win tickets to the new Cars Land. And on September 7, watch DreamWorks’ Sharks Tale and receive free admission to Sea Life Aquarium Arizona (while supplies last). The summer movies have become very popular, so bring your coziest lawn chair and save your spot!

Fall Farmers Markets and Concerts Return for more fun in the fall as CityCenter of CityNorth launches its annual Farmers Market and a new Fall Concert Series featuring some favorite local bands. In October, enjoy the outdoor Market on High Street. It has grown beyond fresh local fruits and vegetables into an entire festival of fun. From games, rides, and crafts for kids to an eclectic assortment of local artisans and vendors, the Market on High Street is one of the best fall family events in the Valley. Peruse organic salsas and sauces, unique clothing, jewelry, gifts, and other delightful items. There are also opportunities to give back through partnerships with charities like the Arizona Humane Society, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network. Pay a visit to for a full schedule later this month.




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LATE SHOWERS PREDICTED to our unique column, which takes you on a most magical journey through time and space! Get set for one of the best meteor showers of the year, the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak on the night of August 12. Perseid will provide lucky observers who have clear, dark skies with an opportunity to see well over forty meteors per hour! The radiant portion of this shower is located in the constellation of Perseus, the slayer of mythological monsters. Sparks will f ly from his sword—the shining meteors will be seen emanating from the 109P/ Swift Tuttle comet. Moonlight will not be a problem for observers of this year’s Perseid show, as the moon will be a small waning crescent rising well after midnight. An amazing fact about this shower is that these tiny comet particles are for the most part as small as beach sand and travel well over 37 miles per second! That makes for an amazing light show. To view this splendiferous shower, first find a dark location and then face the northeast sky from 11 p.m. until dawn. Don’t miss it! In August, Earth’s nearest neighbor, the moon, is full on the first (Full Sturgeon Moon); another Full Moon, the Full Corn Moon, will appear on August 31st. The last quarter will manifest on the 9th, the new moon on the17th, and the first quarter on the 24th.

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August also brings some interesting planets to view. Look for Venus and Jupiter high in the southeastern sky before dawn. Mercury will look its best in the morning sky on the 16th. In the evening sky, Saturn will take its place low in the southwest at sunset. In September, we find that the moon is in its last quarter on the 8th, the new moon on the 15th, and the first quarter on the 22nd. Another full moon, the famous Harvest Moon, rolls into sight on the night of the 29th. September planets abound, with Venus and Jupiter high in the morning sky before sunrise. The evening sky will be empty of major planets. Finally, fall arrives on the 23rd, at 8 a.m. local time, with the autumnal equinox. Not heavenly body-related but certainly up there in the sky, the National Championship Air Races and Air Show at Stead Airfield near Reno, Nevada, will return September 12 through the 16 after a tragic air crash and loss of life. I would like to remember those who were lost and injured, including pilot Jimmy Leeward and his modified P-51, the Galloping Ghost, and in particular, Michael Wogan of Scottsdale, who fulfilled his dream of participating in the races. On a happier note, join me as we follow the North Star and spot a bunch of other ones above some amazing destinations. We

have teamed up with Tropical Sails Corporation of Arizona for some exciting luxury cruises. We have our first Dr.Sky® cruise, which takes us out of U.S. waters to the coast of Costa Rica in March 2013. We’ll spend seven days on the Star Flyer, one of the great Star Clippers tall ships, and will see the skies at sea in a perfect dark location. To learn

more, call Tropical Sails at (623) 444-8195 or visit tropicalsales. com and click on Star Clippers under Sailing Cruises and Specialty Cruises. Closer to home, I hope to see you at the many locations that host our Dr.Sky programs, including the Arizona Challenger Center in Peoria. Clear skies!

Join Dr. Sky® for the many Dr. Sky programs around Arizona, monthly events at the beautiful Las Posadas Resort in Sedona, and monthly “Dr. Sky Cruise to the Cosmos” on the Dolly Steamboat. Listen to KTAR News Talk 92.3 weekly for the Dr.Sky Show, 3 a.m. Saturday mornings. Find the good stuff on Dr. Sky’s Web sites at and E-mail Dr. Sky at You can find him on Facebook. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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Paper! Julie Carlson explores Phoenix Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Paper! Get a fresh take on a material we all know so well— learn its history and how it has been used in art for centuries. Paper. What comes to mind when you think of paper? Copy paper, newspaper, notebook paper, scribbling on a sticky note, writing a check, gift wrap, money, a receipt? How about different art forms associated with paper? What often comes to mind is usually printing, drawing, or painting. What you may not consider is that throughout history, paper has been used in countless ways to create glorious works of art. The functional yet adaptable material goes beyond its standard cliché in a new exhibition, Paper!, running through Sept. 23 at the Phoenix Art Museum. Not only does the unique exhibit display over 150 items that incorporate the various uses of paper but it also educates the visitor about its history, from the earliest beginnings of papermaking to artists from all over the world who have used


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André Derain, Still Life, 1933. Gouache on newspaper mounted on canvas. 24Ω x 33æ. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Harrington.

paper as a form of artistic expression. You may think paper was created by the Egyptians because of the word papyrus, right? Not so fast. Paper itself is indeed derived from the term papyrus, but the word, while referring to an Egyptian plant, comes from Latin. Even so, the birthplace of paper is actually China, in A.D. 2. Paper is made from several different materials and plants, but the key ingredient is cellulose. Fibers such as cotton and linen were originally beaten by hand and later mechanically made into pulp to separate the cellulose fibers. Paper is made from the pulp and fibers that are pressed combined with water through a screen and dried into sheets. Papermaking rapidly spread throughout Asia and Europe and evolved into the paper as we know it. A couple of years ago, the idea for the Paper! exhibit took shape when the museum staff and board began to consider how they could display the material through tradition-

al works. They questioned how they could cut across all their curatorial areas, such as fashion design, and consolidate them into one exhibit. “We threw the net as wide as possible to create the unexpected,” says Jim Ballinger, Phoenix Art Museum’s Sybil Harrington Director, of the process of sifting and sorting through over 200 pieces that best captured the expressiveness and impact of paper. There are so many wonderful pieces in the exhibit. You can spend several hours

W hat do you think of when you hear the word paper?

Diego Rivera, Lider Campesino Zapata (Agrarian Leader Zapata), 1931. Lithograph. Bequest of Ruth Bank Weil.

Yellow Pages dress by Mars of Asheville, and the most spectacular papier-mâché puppets that look like something out of a Tim Burton movie, from Tuscan-based artist Michael Cajero. In June, the exhibit added a subset of intaglio prints from artists such as Durer, Rembrandt, and Whistler. Near the entrance is a magnif icent piece called Deise Crumple, Castoff from the End of the Regrets Series by Phoenix artist Peter Deise. The large powder-coated stainless-steel s c u lpt u re re sembles a crumbled wad of copy paper. “We wanted to include a couple of a r tPop Art Souper Dress by CampbellÕs Soup, 1966. ists that are dosilk screen printed paper, 80 percent cellulose, 20 percent cotton. Gift of Stephen and Gail Rineberg. ing surprising

in the Steele Gallery viewing well-known artists and discovering new ones from all over the world, Arizona included. On display are famous lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec, eye-popping Cowboy Comics by Gary Thomas Erbe, bold silk screens by Lichtenstein, a flirty 1960s

Jose Guadalupe Posada, Las Bicicletas (The Bicycles), 1913. Zinc plate etching on newsprint.15.7î x 11.8î. Gift of Clayton Kirking in memory of Rick Lancaster.

We threw the net as wide as possible to create the unexpected. things,” Ballinger said. Prior to the exhibit opening, the museum’s education department asked visitors the same word-association question that you read in the beginning of the article: What do you think of when you hear the word paper? They collected the responses on hundreds of sticky notes: trees, money, love notes, books, homework, cheap, and countless others. Many of these answers were made into categories to use as a foundation. They’re displayed throughout the exhibit, blending together time periods, artistic movements, and community feedback. After viewing the exhibit, check out the Museum

Store, which has a variety of fun paper-related items, such as paperweights in the form of crumbled notebook paper and sheet music, a paper-airplane doorstop, paper toys, books on how to make paper crafts and pop-up books, and napkins that look like nametags. The Phoenix Art Museum is open Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m., and First Fridays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Some exhibitions have special hours. The Museum Store and Palette restaurant are open during museum hours. Visit for more information. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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2 Nicki Minaj: AUGUST 7 at Comerica The past couple of years have been good to Nicki Minaj—her career went from Young Money Entertainment hopeful to full-fledged internationally recognized rapper in no time at all. The world seemed to fall in love with Minaj’s fiery lyrics and spunky personality almost overnight. Her 2010 album, Pink Friday, was a massive hit. It got her attention in the rap community, but it didn’t hit the number-one spot on the Billboard charts until early 2011. Minaj’s signature rapping style and edgy look snagged her collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, including Britney Spears, Madonna, and the BlackEyed-Peas’ Will.I.Am. Her next album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, took off with smash singles like “Superbass.” Minaj is off on her Roman Reloaded Worldwide Tour. She is already making headlines for her outrageous showmanship.

2 The Walkmen: SEPTEMBER 16 at Crescent Ballroom This alternative/indie rock group has been together for over a decade now, consistently making great music together. Their sound comes from their use of instruments atypical of the rock genre, like the upright piano. Some of their earlier hits included “We’ve Been Had” and “The Rat,” two songs indicative of the band’s exceptional skill and vision. Their 2008 album, You & Me, saw a huge amount of mainstream success, hitting number 29 on Billboard’s Top Digital Albums. In 2010, Lisbon received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Now the Walkmen are on the road again with their latest album, Heaven, which was released in May. With their steady stream of work and musical ingenuity, the Walkmen have managed to create what could be one of the strongest fan bases in indie rock over the years.

2 Red Hot Chili Peppers: SEPTEMBER 25 at Arena Sixty-five million albums sold. Seven Grammy awards. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Some of the band’s most memorable moments have been “Give it Away,” “Under the Bridge,” “Scar Tissue,” “Otherside,” and “Can’t Stop.” Many of these top Chili Peppers hits are considered modern classics and have had a lasting impact. But their earlier success has never left them complacent—they are still making music and constantly performing for fans all over the country and world. The Chili Peppers’ latest album, I’m With You, was nominated for a Grammy, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. What more can the Chili Peppers do now, after almost thirty years together, becoming one of the most well-known groups of the ’90s and early 2000s?


2 The Campaign : AUGUST 10 We’re in full-blown election season. With political tensions already high and constantly mounting and with so many important issues at stake, it’s hard to see the humor in it sometimes. Leave it to Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to bring the laughs. It’s no question that Ferrell is a living comic god, and we love almost everything he does. He and Galifianakis play rival politicians in North Carolina running for Congress. Ferrell’s character, Cam Brady, has been unopposed for six terms until small-town average joe Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) decides to run against him. Brady is a seasoned politician with a perfectly polished head of hair that he prides himself on. His campaign manager (Jason Sudeikis) constantly feeds him praise. Huggins is a dim-witted, simple-minded man with good intentions, but he’s not exactly prepared for the ugliness of campaign politics. It all makes for a great comedic premise. Add in Ferrell and Galifianakis’s exaggerated Southern accents, and it’s a complete summer movie package. 34

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2 The Perks of Being a Wallflower : SEPTEMBER 14 This is the film adaption of popular 1999 novel of the same name by Stephan Chbosky. For those of you who loved the novel, don’t worry—we have a feeling that it won’t be ruined by film, considering that the movie was written and directed by Chbosky himself. It also comes from the producers of Juno and Little Miss Sunshine. Perks is the story of Charlie (played by Logan Lerman) and his classic coming-of-age journey of being young, confused, and awkward. Charlie begins to open his mind, exploring an unknown-to-him world of sex, drugs, literature, and Rocky Horror. For the first time, he finds real friends in Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson), who serve as Charlie’s guides as he learns his way through early ’90s high school life in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, and Dylan McDermott also star.

2 Looper: SEPTEMBER 28 Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Looper is a dark science-fiction thriller about time travel that tackles the issues of the technology of time travel and organized crime and corporate influences. Joe, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is an assassin working for the Mafia in the year 2042. His job is to kill to enemies from the future who come to them from the year 2072. Joe sees it only as a good job until one day, he hesitates to shoot when recognizing his target to be himself—from the future. He allows his future self (Bruce Willis) to get away, making the number-one mistake in his line of work. We then see how Joe runs from the rival gang from the future, all the while on the hunt for his future self. Emily Blunt and Jeff Daniels also star.


2 MTV Video Music Awards: SEPTEMBER 6 Airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, this year’s VMAs are all the buzz. It’s going to be bigger than ever this year, and as always, you never know what’s going to happen when you throw music’s biggest stars under one giant roof. Last year’s VMAs boasted the highest ratings in the network’s history (which probably had a lot to do with Beyonce’s big baby bump reveal), and that, for obvious reasons, is a tough act to follow. The VMAs have had their fair share of epic live television moments over the years. What comes to mind? The Britney SpearsMadonna onstage kiss, the Taylor Swift and Kanye “I’ma let you finish” West debacle, and of course, Michael Jackson’s brilliant 1995 performance with Slash.

2 Dexter: Season 7 premiere SEPTEMBER 30 on Showtime Dexter started as a show based on a novel called Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and soon turned into one of TV’s most talked-about dramas. Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, is your average likeable serial killer next door. Yes, that seems like an oxymoron, but Dexter has been taught by his father to follow what he calls “The Code,” which basically involves murdering only people who have themselves murdered and will likely kill again. Dexter must make sure his victim is unquestionably guilty before killing them, and he goes to great lengths to do so in honor of his father’s wishes. Sound complicated? That’s only the start of it. This is a thought-provoking and wonderfully written show, and if the premise sounds interesting to you, it’s worth a watch. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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Resonating off the Rim: The Grand Canyon Music Festival Lee Nelson sits down with the founders of the Grand Canyon Music Festival to learn how it all started and get the scoop for this year’s festival. Three decades ago, Clare Hoffman convinced her husband to take a week’s vacation from their busy lives in New York City to the Grand Canyon so she could seek some enlightenment for her future in the music business. Hoffman had recently read Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark, whose main character was a female musician who makes a similar journey to the Southwest to figure out what she wants to do with her own life. Hoffman and her husband, Robert Bonfiglio, hiked and camped in the canyon. She played her flute. He played his harmonica. A ranger heard the music, located the musicians, and asked them to play a concert for a retiring ranger at the Cottonwood Campground. That private concert led to the couple returning to Arizona from New York every year to organize the Grand Canyon Music Festival. “We wanted to bring magnificent music to a magnificent place, and we’ve been doing it every year since,” says Hoffman, who is now the artistic director of the festival. Bonfiglio serves as founding director.

Founder and Artistic Director Clare Hoffman

The couple has grown the event from three concerts during its first year in 1984 to the present nine concerts, which are spread over a three-weekend period. This year, festivalgoers can choose from all types of music and a number of concert dates: August 24, 25, 30, and 31 and Sept 1, 7, and 8. The festivities take place each evening just as the sun is setting at the Shrine of the Ages, a house of worship on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, which is about a five-minute walk to the rim. The building holds 250 people. The festival brings together not only worldrenowned musicians for the concerts but also outreach and educational programs for the children in underserved and rural areas. Part of that outreach is the Native American Composer Apprentice Project, now in its twelfth year. The composers-in-residence work at Navajo and Hopi high schools in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, and their intense tutoring program helps young composers design music for a string quartet. The music is then performed by ETHEL, America’s premier postclassical string quartet, during a few of the scheduled concerts. “Just in the past few years, we have been getting

a lot of recognition for our outreach programs,” Hoffman says. “We got to go to the White House and meet with First Lady Michelle Obama to receive our President’s Council on the Arts and the Humanities award.” The festival won in the category of Arts and Humanities’ Youth Program and was also awarded the Governors Arts Award. Music at the concert runs a gamut from jazz to string quartet to opera to a night of singing. “Every concert performed is different,” Hoffman adds. “What we find is that people will come for the whole weekend. A lot of our audience comes from Sedona, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas. We can’t repeat concerts on a Friday and Saturday night because many people come to see two concerts.” You can also attend two free concerts: the festival’s School of Rock student recital at 5 p.m., Aug. 31, and the Native American Composer Apprentice Project community concert at 4 p.m., Sept. 2. Many area hotels offer packages and block a set of rooms for festival ticket holders. Tickets for each concert are $15 for adults and $8 for students and children 6 and up (no children under 6, please). For a complete schedule and for tickets, go to or c a l l (8 0 0) 9 9 7-82 85 or (928) 638-9215.

Cabiria Jacobsen

Concert dates and performers are as follows: Aug. 24 and 25: ETHEL, string quartet Aug. 30: Robert Bonfiglio, Joe Deninzon, and Stephen Benson Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: Catalyst Quartet, with special guests ETHEL and bassist Trevor Reed Sept. 7: A Night at the Opera, with mezzosoprano Cabiria Jacobsen and tenor Kirk Dougherty Sept. 8: The Art of Song, with Jacobsen and Dougherty, bringing a variety of songs to stage 36

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The newest members of the Phoenix Mercury, Samantha Prahalis and Avery Warley, sit down with Michael Torres to chat about adjusting to life in Phoenix and being a part of the WNBA. Photos courtesy of Phoenix Mercury On April 16, the Phoenix Mercury drafted Ohio State guard Samantha Prahalis with the sixth pick of the draft. Ten days later, the Mercury signed center Avery Warley out of Liberty University. Together, the two rookies have embarked on a journey into a territory previously unknown to them: The Valley of the Sun. Prahalis and Warley, both 22, had never been to Phoenix before becoming members of the Mercury. Prahalis is originally from

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Commack, New York, while Warley hails from Washington, D.C. Prahalis had only traveled to the West Coast briefly, and Warley had never traveled this way. Nevertheless, the two rookies were excited to head West despite the change of scenery and time difference. “I didn’t really know what to expect from Arizona because I had never been here before,”Prahalis says.“Just getting drafted by the Phoenix Mercury, one of the best teams in the league every year, was an honor.” Moving to Phoenix is always a new experience, especially for those who are not used to tripledigit heat. However, the duo says they have adjusted to the heat; Prahalis even gets cold in other cities the team travels to, and Warley now appreciates Phoenix’s heat. Their arrival wasn’t all about adjusting to the setting. Prahalis and Warley have had to get used to their new team as well as to the WNBA lifestyle. While being a member of the Mercury has been a life-changing experience for both, each one has had to adjust and overcome different obstacles. Warley explains that the game in the WNBA is much different from those in college. At Liberty, Warley played in a primarily half-

court offense.The Mercury, on the other hand, is more of a transition team that likes to move quickly up and down the court. “In college, you’re more structured, which the Mercury is too, but it comes from a different aspect,” Warley says. “You’re just playing basketball. You get it in, get it out, and that’s something that’s different for me.” Prahalis has done all she can to soak up advice from her teammates. When team leaders like Diana Taurasi have something to say, Prahalis does her best to focus in and listen. “Everyone’s been really helpful and cool about everything,” Prahalis says.“They help me when they can, guide me, and have my back.” Part of the WNBA life is interacting with local fans, which is something that Prahalis and Warley have cherished. The Mercury often has events to encourage fan interaction with the team, so both players have had plenty of opportunity to meet their followers. Mercury fans are some of the most loyal in the league, and Prahalis noticed this immediately. “It reminds me of Ohio State fans because they’re really pas-

#23 Avery Warley, and #99 Samantha Prahalis (behind)

sionate, know everything, and love watching us play,” she says. Warley recalls an experience early in the season when she met a young fan who was overcome with emotion. The young girl was moved to tears by her love for the team. “It’s different for me to see that,” Warley says. “You know you have an effect on people, but you never truly know it until it happens. You’ve been in that position before where you look up to somebody, and now people are looking up to you.” Both Prahalis and Warley have enjoyed their time in Phoenix thus far. Whether it has been enjoying what was a new environment to them, frequenting local restaurants and malls, or getting to know their devoted fans, the two continue their professional basketball careers with humility. “Right now, we’re just trying to find our way, but I’m playing for a living so I just want to have fun with it,” Prahalis said. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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3-in-1 + 2! Pavle Milic and Chef Charleen Badman of top Scottsdale restaurant FnB have three new hot spots that are overflowing with local foodies. FnB has earned an extraordinary amount of local and national attention for its locally sourced menu and fresh dining perspective since its opening in 2009. With so much success and interest pouring in, Milic started these three new ventures with the same spirit in mind. They are cozy, intimate spaces that stay true to their purpose, and they’re all located in a Scottsdale complex near Old Town. First up is Baratin Café, a small wine bar with an incredible selection of quality affordable red and white wines. Badman brought over her tricks from FnB to create several dishes meant to be paired with your wine of choice. Just steps from the Baratin is the Bodega Market, which was established when FnB-goers wanted to know where Badman and Milic got all the fresh local ingredients that make their dishes so delicious. Bodega is set up like a city corner

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grocery shop, filled with fresh local bread, produce, eggs, cheeses, and all sorts of high-end proteins like lamb tenderloin and jidori chicken. The foods here are favorites of some of the top chefs in Scottsdale—you won’t find them at your regular chain grocery store. The third spot is called AZ Wine Merchants. For this deluxe wine shop, Milic teamed up with Brian Reeder to bring some of the best in both global and local wines to their customers. It’s the perfect spot to grab a bottle or two for a dinner party—they have a large selection of half-bottles as well, allowing you to mix it up and taste a wider variety. Check out the Baratin Café, Bodega Market, AZ Wine Merchants at 7125 East 5th Ave. in Scottsdale, and FnB at 7133 East Stetson Dr. in Scottsdale.

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This is no ordinary gas station, people. The little pumping station on the corner of 94th and Bell Road in Scottsdale has grown over the years into a full-fledged market with lots of extras. This corner shop is home to Pinnacle Perk, where you can pick up a perfect cup of locally roasted morning coffee, and to the Campfire Bistro. Campfire Bistro has recently announced that they are adding a dinner menu, and that means it will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making it a great meeting-place all day long. Even better news—they will now be serving beer and wine, too. Tom’s Thumb is kicking up the ante and continuing to provide that friendly neighborhood service that is missing from so many Valley businesses these days. They’re supporting the local economy by buying locally grown fresh produce to both sell in the market and serve at the bistro. The family-owned venture has become a special spot for so many living in the area, and as winners of Sonoran Living Live’s BBQ Challenge, this great eatery is getting lots of support!


Astor House Restaurant owner DJ Fernandes’s Tuck Shop has been a known local gem for several years now since its successful opening. In April, Fernandes opened a neighbor to Tuck Shop, a casual dining breakfast-lunch-dinner spot called Astor House. Located right next door to its sister restaurant in the heart of downtown’s historic Coronado district, Astor House offers something different for Tuck Shop’s regular crowd. Tuck Shop is more of a dinner-only restaurant—an intimate evening-environment kind of place, and Astor House fills in those

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less-formal gaps. But it’s much more than a great place to wait for a table to open up next door. The well-priced and diverse menu offers main dishes as well as a variety of fun and tasty sides and salads. The drink menu is equally appealing, with mix-and-match cocktails and a selection of wines and beers. Their daily happy hour, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m., consists of $1 off all beers and cocktails, and wine by the glass is served at $3 at 3 p.m., $4 at 4, and so on. Astor House has a welcoming and comfortable feel to it, with brightly colored surroundings and modern décor. It’s a classic neighborhood hangout supported by locals with a love for good eats and vibes.






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Musicology: Scottsdale

Matthew Dearing

Matthew: Musicology is an awesome solution for new parents. It’s not

Leeann: I’m always looking for fun infant-friendly activities now that I’m a mom. Musicology in Scottsdale (they also have a Gilbert location) offers a beautiful product that is wonderful for Baby and fun for Mom. As a trained pianist (and an admitted music snob), I’m a tough critic when it comes to music workshops--but I loved these! The intimate classes offer a series of musical activities and mindstimulating activities perfect for Baby’s developing brain!

Matthew: I am beyond impressed with this program. It’s really simple to use: You offer a loan on Kiva, and throughout the life of the loan, you’ll receive e-mail updates about your investment. There are all different sorts of entrepreneurs with different needs—you can help provide supplies for a farmer in El Salvador or fabric for a seamstress in Tajikistan—the list goes on. You can find a story that resonates with you and help provide an entrepreneur with the resources to keep his or her business going.

Leeann: I was given a gift certificate to Kiva as a birthday gift. I hadn’t heard of the organization, but my husband and I were interested in finding out what it was. This is a wonderful nonprofit with a mission to “connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.” You can lend money to an entrepreneur in another country in $25 increments. It’s amazing to see how your loan can change someone else’s life! Photo courtesy of Tara Capsuto

Matthew: Obviously, our three-month-old won’t be swimming laps any time soon, but we do want him to feel at home in the water. If a baby hasn’t yet developed a fear of water, it’s the perfect time to get him or her into the pool. Hubbard swim classes are an awesome way to do that. Once your little one gets past the six-month mark, their classes are reasonably priced. It’s a no-brainer for people seeking swim classes in Arizona. They have several valley locations in Phoenix, Mesa, and Peoria.

Leeann: With pools being ubiquitous in our state, it’s important to teach kids to be safe in the water. I researched some local swim schools online and found Hubbard. They offer free (yes, free) swimming classes to babies under the age of six months! Score! I took our son down for a lesson and absolutely loved the family environment. The quality of instruction was fantastic. The instructors had games and exercises to help infants feel comfortable and secure in the water, which was exactly what I wanted.

Matthew: Our first experience with GNS Medical Suppliers was very positive. Their staff was attentive and addressed all of our questions and concerns. Leeann’s grandmother kept saying how much more comfortable she felt walking with the cane we purchased at GNS. I would recommend them to anyone looking for medical supplies, safety equipment, or homecare necessities.

Leeann: My grandmother was visiting from New York last month and found she needed a cane for walking. We went to GNS Medical Suppliers on 32nd Street and Shea, and they were incredibly helpful in finding the right kind of walking cane for my grandmother. Their customer service was remarkable, and we’ve already started referring friends and family to them.

Matthew: This place is pretty fantastic. You’ve got to try the original cheese steak sandwich. So good! My wife also convinced me to try the buffalo chicken version, which was equally delicious. And as if that weren’t enough, they have hot pretzels, and I’m a sucker for hot pretzels. I give it two thumbs way up. This is a great addition to our repertoire of neighborhood restaurants.

Leeann: I was thrilled to see a pizza place open near our house! (I’m a Sicilian girl. What can I say—I like my pizza.) I had no experience with Corleone’s prior to their new location on Shea and Tatum, but one experience and I was hooked! The pizza is fantastic, and they offer free delivery within a 10-mile radius for each $10 order! Can’t beat that.

an intimidating atmosphere, and it’s great for Baby! These classes teach parents songs and games that they can incorporate into their home play as well. And they’re easy to remember, so dads can play along, too!

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Matthew and Leeann Dearing own and operate the local Dearing Acting Studio off Shea Boulevard and 32nd Street ( Leeann is one of Dr. Bob Parson’s official Go Daddy Girls. For more of their thoughts and suggestions, follow them on Twitter @LeeannDearing and @DirectorDearing. 40

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By Pooja Desai Carolyn Evani was a participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She was one of thousands who just wanted to be a part of the fight. This year, as the Race marks its twentieth anniversary, Evani will be participating as the president of the Phoenix Affiliate of the race. The foundation’s namesake was a courageous woman who dedicated herself to bringing an end to breast cancer—the disease that she herself fought and eventually passed from. Komen’s sister, Nancy Brinker, founded Komen for the Cure as a tribute to Komen’s compassion for others while she was struggling to hold on to her own life. Its founding also is helping to fulfill a promise

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Brinker made to her sister to do everything she could to help eradicate the disease. The organization has worked tirelessly since its inception in 1982, becoming the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and supporters, with investments of over $1.9 billion toward the fight. According to the foundation’s research, one woman dies of breast cancer every thirteen minutes in the United States alone. It is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the country and the most common cancer in women worldwide. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime; an estimated 4,470 Arizona women will be diagnosed this year. Breast cancer is a

very real threat, and its boundaries are still, for the most part, unknown. But with the awareness stimulated by Komen for the Cure, so much has been accomplished in the past few decades to reduce the risks. Today, breast cancer no longer has to be a death sentence—a truth that lives in the women who have survived it. There are nearly 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and research has developed to show that survival is indeed possible with procedures like early detection and screening. So what exactly does Komen for the Cure do? The foundation plays an essential role in fund-raising efforts that feed research as well as awareness. Every three years, each affiliate

across the country puts together what is called a “community profile.” This is a rigorous, indepth research process that determines what services and options are available to women in their area and collects the numbers on how many women are afflicted. This process is critical to understanding what services are working and which ones need more support. Its reach is now more global than ever. Komen for the Cure has partnered or funded programs in more than 50 countries, making it the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the worldwide fight against breast cancer. For Evani, the dialogue about breast cancer has been the foundation’s most notable and significant contribution to the fight against the disease. After seeing its devastation firsthand from experiences of her family members and close friends, she wanted to help make a difference. “Komen for the Cure brought breast cancer to the forefront of national consciousness,” Evani says. “It wasn’t discussed when I was growing up. I don’t want anyone to live under that shadow.” As president of the board of the Phoenix Affiliate, Evani speaks for 1,500 volunteers who put their efforts together to ensure the quality of care for local women. In the past twenty years, the Komen Phoenix Affiliate has provided more than 30,000 mammograms, funded over 1,800 diagnostic services, treated more than 2,000 patients, and directly educated over 160,000 individuals through presentations. The Phoenix Affiliate started in 1993 and since then has raised and utilized more than $22.5 million in grants and research, making it the largest private grantor of breast cancer funds in Arizona. A full 75 percent of all funds raised by the Phoenix Affiliate remains in the state for the local community. This year alone, they have funded $1.5 million for 18 community breast-health and breast-cancer programs across central and northern Arizona. The remaining 25 percent goes directly to an international research fund that speaks to the issue of finding a cure to end the disease for good. The Phoenix Affiliate has grown exponentially in the past few years. They have had the support of a great number of individuals in the local community as well as businesses that sponsor and donate to the foundation. Evani says that so many of these businesses come back as sponsors year after year because they see the good that it does and the difference it makes. Perhaps the foundation’s most popular event is Race for the Cure. Evani says that serving as the Race Chair in 2009 was one of the most

rewarding moments of her life. Those who have participated in the Race know what it’s all about—hope. With tens of thousands of people dressed up in pink and ready to march, it’s a positive, uplifting experience for everyone involved. It starts at the steps of the capitol building in downtown Phoenix, where individuals of all backgrounds come together to fight for a cause they all believe in. The diversity of the participants speaks to the real issue at hand—that breast cancer doesn’t care about race, religion, politics, or even gender—breast cancer is a rare but real occurrence in men. It affects everyone. Evani says she is most inspired by the number of volunteers who take days or week off from their jobs to help make the Race happen. It humbles her to see people working so tirelessly because it is a testament to how meaningful the cause is and how committed people are to it. This year’s Race will take place on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 14, and will feature noncompetitive walks and runs designed for families, survivors, and community and corporate groups. To enter the Race, teams of ten or more participants much register online by Sept. 28 at If you want to enter as an individual, you may register online by Oct. 12 or in person on the day of the event. The Race is just one of many ways that anyone can participate in Komen for the Cure’s cause. You can donate directly online, or you can volunteer in one of the Affiliate’s education programs that are actively involved in community outreach to educate individuals about what services are available to them. Your business or employer can also help sponsor a number of national and local events. You can also help by exercising your voice. This year, the Arizona legislature approved HB2472, a policy change that will help relieve some of the burden on uninsured and financially vulnerable women who are fighting breast cancer. You can activate legislation like this one on a national level by signing the Breast Cancer Bill of Rights at For Evani, seeing the results of the community’s efforts is what keeps her so dedicated to the Komen for the Cure cause. In these economic times that are difficult for just about everybody, it’s particularly important to see that these needs are met. “I’ve seen the results. I’ve seen the need. That’s what keeps me coming back,” Evani says. For information about the Phoenix Affiliate of Komen for the Cure or to find ways to help, visit



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Abandoned exotic parrots enjoy their new perch at Fallen Feathers.

Carol La Valley speaks to Jody Kieran, founder of Fallen Feathers, an organization that helps injured wild and exotic birds recuperate in a happy haven. Photos by Angel Morris With top crescent yet to grow,

the bistre-and-white feathers of several wild baby quail contrast with the rich green-andorange plumage of a domestic parrot in the backyard of Jody Kieran’s home. An owl’s head swivels around to see what all the tweets, chirps, and caws are about, but perhaps he, with expression ever wise, knows. Kieran is the Bird Lady of Peoria. Each year, some 1,000


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birds recuperate in her backyard refuge—officially named Fallen Feathers, Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Education (FF). Long before creating the nonprofit corporation in 2002, Kieran aided an injured bird that her husband, Tom, brought home. With their six children looking up at her expectantly, what could she do but take care of the hurt feathered creature? Once Kieran rescued one bird, more wound up nesting temporarily at the Kierans’. Jody Kieran knew that different birds had different diets and nesting habits, but these were the preInternet days, and most of her research was done at the library. Then, one day, her husband brought home an unusual bird. “I located a group called For the Birds, and they told me that it was a curve-billed thrasher

and what I was feeding it was fine,” Kieran says. The bird thrived, and when she knew it was time to release it, she called again for advice and was told she could release the bird from her home. A few days later, the head of For the Birds called and asked if she’d be willing to foster a few more birds. Kieran’s teenage daughter, Elizabeth, had been longing to become a veterinarian from the time she could say vet, and Kieran agreed, know-

ing that some real-world experience would be good for Elizabeth to have. Although Kieran’s original intent was to stick with wild birds, people started bringing her exotics that they had found or no longer wanted, or whose owners had died. Then, in 2002, For the Birds closed its doors, and Kieran took up its cause, handling it all out of her home with the help of volunteers and often her own pocketbook.

An owl has a temporary roost at the rescue.

Now, anyone bringing a bird to Fallen Feathers is encouraged to donate time, money and talent. When Angel Morris and her mom found a baby quail with a leg deformity, they brought it to FF. Angel Morris needed no encouragement to become involved. Morris has become the official photographer; while Kieran works with the birds, she creates signs and photos for around the facility and FF’s hour-long public-education programs. She’s also responsible for content on YouTube. One that’s especially memorable is a video of a beautiful Harris hawk that someone had wounded in the wing and neck with buckshot. The sight of the bird being released to the wild illustrates how some people make a positive impact on the world even when others have done the opposite. Good volunteers are a treasure, and avian veterinarian Hillary Frank of North Central Animal Hospital is another person for whom Kieran is grateful. Her donation of time and skill helps the birds regain their health.


FF volunteers with some feathered friends

“I really just want this organization to go above and beyond,” Morris says. “All of the donations we get help us out immensely, but the one thing we really need above anything else is a building. If we had a building of our own, we could really go to new heights with the rescue and provide even better service to the animals.” All of the beautiful, healthy exotics are up for adoptions to good homes. People who wish to adopt exotic birds must come and play with, feed, and care for the birds. Bonding happens during a series of “sleepovers.” There is no fee to adopt, but Fallen Feathers wants to be certain that the adoptive parent understands the work involved with their new friend—a pet that can be loud and messy and may bite. Approximately thirty exotics are awaiting homes as of this writing. But exotics are birds of only one feather. Kieran’s injured wild birds and others that may be thought of as urban pests get equal care and treatment. FF is what Kieran calls “a nondiscrimination organization.” “It was important to me that my children learn about discrimination and that just because a lot of people don’t like pigeons, sparrows, and, starlings, they’re living things and deserve the same care as any other living thing,” Kieran says. “This lesson then goes to why a person of a different race, color, etc. should be treated with the same respect.” Oh—and by the way, Elizabeth did eventually become a veterinarian. “What started out with just helping a little bird, then helping my daughter decide what she wants to do in life, to finding what I wanted to do with mine is an adventure,” Kieran says. Learn more at or on their Facebook page.




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Advancing Education. Individualized Instruction.

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

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Advancing Education. Individualized Instruction.

The Caepe School is a private, non profit school currently serving grades K-8. At The Caepe School, not only do we promise more to our students and parents for an excellent, college preparatory education, we also provide them with a more promising future. We educate the whole child—culturally, academically, emotionally and physically—allowing them to grow to be well-rounded, total individuals and lifelong lovers of learning. Visit our website for a current list of open house dates. For more information, call 623.551.7808 or visit 39905 North Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086 46

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On Brian: White linen button down ($35), Vintage straight-fit dark wash jean ($28), Driving Moccasin ($63)— Banana Republic Factory Store

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Desert Ridge Marketplace On Trisha: Printed ruffle-trim dress ($25), Yellow cardigan ($20), Lightweight scarf ($13), Crossbody purse ($20), Braided-trim cross-front sandals ($20)—Old Navy On Hailey: Bullhead Black bleached chambray shirt ($37), Bullhead Black slim boot jeans ($45), Cap sleeve tank ($20), Reef sandals ($33), Roxy canvas backpack ($60)—Pac Sun On Michael: Button pocket plaid shirt ($20), Awesome-Asaurus tee ($15), Khaki shorts ($15), Slip-on navy blue sneakers ($20), Cool Doodles backpack ($17) and lunchbag ($11)—Crazy 8 On Brian: Cargo Plaid Shirt ($20), Tee ($10), Khaki shorts ($20), Flip-flops ($20)—Old Navy


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Five Must-Have Everyday Smartphone Apps By Jon Kenton We have all seen articles on the “top ten photo apps” or the “best new games” for your smartphone. They’re interesting but not necessarily

useful, for the simple reason that every one of us uses his or her smartphone differently. Once you get past the apps that come standard with all iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones—e-mail, calendar, maps, camera, and so on—there is a set of everyday apps that extend your smartphone’s usefulness—apps that assist in every aspect of your daily life, be they work, family and friends, keeping up with the world, or relaxation. Here are my top five.

Personal Productivity App: Evernote Evernote is an information organizer and clipping tool. You can enter information into Evernote almost any way imaginable. You can capture Web content, send e-mails to it, copy snippets from documents and paste them into Evernote, create drawings with the sketch tool, and, of course, type things in directly. You can then organize the information into notebooks and tag each item with key words to make it easily searchable. The most important feature is syncing— Evernote is available on Microsoft Windows, Apple’s MacOS, and all smartphones and tablets. Information can be entered on any device and then synchronized so that the information is available on every device that you use. Evernote is an indispensable tool for keeping track of everything: notes on your work projects, shopping lists, interesting articles about your hobbies—whatever your fancy is.

News Reader Apps: Pulse News and AZCentral There are many ways to keep up with the daily news. While there are many apps for specific publications, such as the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, apps such as Pulse News allow you to select multiple news sources and have them compiled for viewing in a single easy-to-use reader. Pulse includes hundreds of sources in a wide range of categories that include news, sports, business, lifestyles, entertainment, science, technology, food, and politics. Arizonans can also use the AZCentral app for access to local news or sports when you want more in-depth coverage of items of interest to Arizonans.

Travel App: Tripit Travel is one of the top three uses of the Internet, so as you would expect, there is a huge number of travel apps available. With everything from online travel agency apps to travel guides, you have a lot to choose from. One app that is absolutely indispensable is Tripit, an itinerary organizer. Tripit allows you to consolidate all of the information associated with travel—reservation confirmations, meeting notices, restaurant reviews, maps, trip notes—into a single annotated itinerary. Compiling the information is easy—you simply send the confirmation e-mail from your hotel to Tripit, and it automatically includes the information into your itinerary. 54

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Social Apps: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+

Here, simply use the app(s) that extend your social app interactions to your smartphone. Each of these apps tailors the user experience to the screen size, phone, or tablet.

Relaxation: Pandora Radio Simply put, Pandora Radio is a musicstreaming app that allows you to create “radio stations” that play the music that you are in the mood for. You can enter an artist name, and Pandora will create a playlist of that artist plus others that perform similar music. You can also enter a song title or a genre, and Pandora will create a playlist tailored accordingly. It’s simply great.

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Green never looked so good! LeAnne Bagnall shows us some of the best eco-friendly fashions on the market to take us into the fall. 56

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Who knew that green would be the new black? Years ago, the words recycled or green combined with fashion meant one of two things: either outrageously expensive or ultimately unwearable. Nowadays, the world’s top designers and clothing brands

have made safe fair-trade manufacturing a staple of their newest fashion labels, all while amplifying chic, sophisticated attire that both you and the planet will love. These praiseworthy garments from ecofriendly fashion designers are just in time for the

year’s hottest weather, and you can sport them and make your friends—well, green with envy. Most clothing manufacturers rely on synthetic products like polyester and rayon, which are created by melding chemicals with such nonrenewable resources as coal and petroleum until fibers are made. Natural fibers, however, are created using only organic materials that don’t need any chemicals for their development. Such earthfriendly fabrics include certified organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, soy, and recycled fibers and textiles. By manufacturing these materials, clothing companies are helping to reduce waste and damage to our water supplies, atmosphere, and tree production. Organic textiles not only come with a smaller manufacturing price and carbon footprint but also create some of the most comfortable and long-lasting garments. Eco-minded designers like Ada Zanditon (pictured here), Eviana Hartman, and Henrietta Ludgate have taken an artistic approach to fashion by utilizing leftover fabrics from local textile mills, relying on locally sourced organic cotton and vegetables and adding creativity to produce inventive award-winning clothing. Their natural-based, sustainable couture is pleasing to the eye and is even more fitting and gentle than most popular textiles. Worldrenowned Orsola de Castro’s brand, From Somewhere, set the precedent for “upcycled” fashion by making sustainability and beautiful fashion go hand in hand. Likewise, the 2011 winner of the EcoChic Design Award, Janko Lam, has since teamed up with Esprit to bring new casual designs made entirely from Esprit’s own recycled cutoffs. By lowering consumption while still retaining high-quality style and elegance, these designers have implemented a new standard in fashion design that should endure for years to come. One impressively socially responsible, ethically minded brand is La Isla, a label that produces coveted swimsuits and beach couture. La Isla employs women from both

California and Columbia to hand-stitch each swimsuit with native-inspired patterns made from certified organic cotton and soybased materials or dyes. Soy, which is not just a super-food for your body and mind, is capable of producing fabric that is stronger than wool and is moisture absorbent—a combination that is perfect for swimsuits. Actually made from the leftovers of soy food production, the fabric is has a minimal impact on the environment, is biodegradable, and is often dubbed the “vegetable cashmere” in the fashion world because of its luxuriously soft feel. If that’s not enough, La Isla donates a portion of its profits to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Oceans Futures Society to help protect the seas of the world and promote environmental education. Did you know that bamboo could fit you like a glove? Bamboo grows plentifully, like a weed, and also absorbs four times as much greenhouse gases and produces more water than do trees. Its sturdy structure is insect repellant and completely biodegradable. Despite the plant’s toughness, brands like ecoSkin have created some of the most touchably soft clinging dresses from bamboo blends. EcoSkin’s Summer 2012 collection also includes slinky, sexy sundresses made from hemp, such as its Martinique and Sahara models. Similar to bamboo, hemp is a weed that is extremely earth friendly, requiring no fertilization and therefore causing less water contamination than more common sources of fiber production. Ecoefficient couture can be comfy and attractive in the bedroom as well. Curl up in one of Tashi’s tantalizing teddies or enchanting cami sets made of 100 percent organic cotton. You’ll sleep soundly knowing that your loungewear is free of chemicals thanks to its nonpesticide harvesting by certified organic cotton producers. Follow the footsteps of these environmentally conscious designers and make sustainable couture your wardrobe custom. To discover more ethical-fashion designers, visit


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FROM SELLER TO CELLAR Wines made 100% in Arizona By Pooja Desai

Arizona Stronghold When you buy a bottle of wine from Arizona Stronghold, it was made and bottled not too far from where you bought it and not a few thousand miles away in Europe. Owners and wine experts Eric Glomski and Maynard Keenan’s motto is this: Wines should retain their natural character, and flavor and quality should never be sacrificed so that the wine can be made to withstand transportation. Glomski and Keenan started Arizona Stronghold Vineyards in 2007 between the Dragoon and Chiricahua mountains in southeastern Arizona, in Cochise and Graham counties. Their goal was to put Arizona on the map in the wine world. Until recently, it was believed that the climate would not allow for fine winemaking But Arizona Stronghold’s ventures proved that wrong by the fact that growing fine wine in Arizona is simply a matter of elevation. The winemakers chose a section of land in middle Arizona, between the heat of Phoenix and the


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cool winds of Flagstaff, where they could farm successfully. Arizona Stronghold owns 200 acres in this area, and sustainable farm grapes grow on 120 of them. The Stronghold vineyard is located in Kansas Settlement, 15 miles south of Willcox, and the Bonita Springs Vineyard is located 20 miles north of Willcox. The majority of the sourced grapes grow on their own estate, and Glomski and Keenan sometimes work with other growers in the area to experiment with fruit to create new and interesting ways to create Arizona wine. Visit their winery in Cottonwood for a night of wine tastings and other events.

Page Springs Cellars The man behind Arizona Stronghold, Eric Glomski, is also responsible for Page Springs Cellars, a vineyard and winery located in Oak Creek near Verde Valley, specializing in Rhône-style wines. Just 15 minutes south of Sedona, Page Springs is a beautiful destination where a dedication to creating and learning about fine wine is the top priority. Glomski’s appreciation for nature and community is explicit in this family venture, where his goal is to create wines that express the unique beauty of the landscape. The winery at Page Springs offers a variety of both private and group tours and tastings led by experts who can explain the art as well to a wine novice as to a full-blown aficionado. If you want to learn more about winemaking, the best way is to pick the brains of this knowledgeable staff. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to appreciate it when you lift a glass! The tasting room is open all year long, with Friday and Saturday evenings offering food and wine specials and live music. Page Springs also offers outdoor massages inside a gorgeous tent deep into the natural surroundings of Oak Creek for guests who are looking for a really relaxing experience.

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Alcantara Vineyards

Pillsbury Wine Company came into being when Sam Pillsbury, a film director from New Zealand, visited the Valley to shoot a pilot. He fell instantly in love with the area and decided to purchase 80 acres in the high altitudes in Cochise County to see if he could grow grapes in this unusual location. His vineyards sit at 4,300 feet, giving them endless sun and extra UV, while the cool nigh-time climate allows for ripening to slow down and give the grapes more good acids. The first vineyard was planted in 2000, and his wines were all the rage in the Southwest less than five years after releasing his first batch. In 2010, Pillsbury opened the winery and tasting room in Old Town

Cottonwood where he showcases his wines as well as local cheeses, nuts, gourmet chocolates, and works of local artists. The room pairs the wines with foods that bring out these flavors, celebrating the unique quality of wines that comes out of the high-desert terroir. Pillsbury has seen an extraordinary amount of growth and success, and continues to raise its production. The wines are available at the top resorts and restaurants in Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, and Flagstaff. “In a world of generic food and wine, I wanted to make wines with complexity and nuance but which were entirely original and distinctive,” Pillsbury says.

Alcantara Vineyards is more than just a winery and tasting room—it’s like a home away from home on over 20 acres of gorgeous land filled with grapes ripe for picking. It is owned by Barbara and Bob Predmore, who bought over 87 acres of land in the Verde River area in2005 to carry out their dream of winemaking. Named for Barbara Predmore’s grandmother’s maiden name, Alcantara is the first winery to open on the Verde River and is one of the largest in the area. The winery itself is a beautiful Tuscan-inspired estate that is open for tastings all year round, and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic basket so that they can enjoy the views in a completely private setting. The winery is also available for weddings and special events. Barbara’s mission when opening Alcantara was a bit different from the usual winemaker’s goal; it was to create a sustainable vineyard community in the Verde Valley area that could eventually become similar in scope to places like Napa and Sonoma. Building such a community would bring tourism to the state and make the public more aware of ways to honor nature and the environment. With the 20,000 vines Barbara has planted using green technology, her vision continues to grow.

You can pick up a bottle of wine made by any one of these Valley-area wineries. Visit the wineries online to check out one a location near you. Sometimes, the best things are closer to home than you ever thought. Cheers to that! AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley



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Guiltless BBQ It’s the perfect season for a barbecue dinner outdoors with the family! Health writer LeAnne Bagnall explains what types of BBQ are good for your body and which types to stay away from. Summer has always been the season to celebrate the barbecue, making now the time to indulge in a little (or much) grill worship! And with a few of these good-for-the-ribs barbecue recipes, you can enjoy the thrill of grilling without the year-round guilt and during a lifetime of healthy eating. W hen barbecue comes to mind, practically everyone automatically thinks of meat as the centerpiece of the epicurean feast. There are ways in which you can increase your appreciation for the alltraditional cookout by low er i n g t he risks for negative side effects like high cholesterol and saturated fats and increasing the positives, like improved health and energy. The key is adding variety while substituting the weighty, lessthan-healthful ingredients. Before you go running over

to the ribs slow-cooking on the patio, fancy your palate being tickled by the likes of such culinary delights as confetti coleslaw. Recommended by the American Heart Association in its newest cookbook, this coleslaw confection displays all the colors of the vegetarian rainbow: red and green cabbage, onions, and bell peppers mixed with pepper, honey, white vinegar, and small amounts of salt and sucrose. Minus the mayonnaise and excessive sugars found in common coleslaw recipes, this flavorful dish contains no cholesterol or saturated fat and is high in delicious satisfaction. Pulled pork and beans is a Western favorite. It gets a f lavor boost on the barbecue from a little added zest from staple food groups like fruits and vegetables. Cave Creek’s own beloved master chef, Br yan Dooley, offers some incredible delicacies made from simple fruit-veggie combinations. In his biographical cookbook, Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, Chef Br y a n shares his exclusive recipes with you. Try his Vega-Pickle Pie, made from sweet potato, green beans, and beets and herbs topped with an array of pickles, or savor his jalapeñocardamom honey watermelon.

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We all know that it’s the barbecue sauce that makes a cookout finger-licking good. Create tender barbecued delights by crafting your own homemade barbecue sauce packed with all the hearty flavor you and your BBQ guests will crave. You can stir up a tangy sauce from a recipe suggested by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Dietetic Association in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, using caber net sauv ignon, soy sauce, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, chili powder, kosher salt, and tomato p a s te . You c a n also consider such savory ingredients as liquid smoke, agave nectar, cinnamon, tamari sauce, and garlic to characterize your sauce’s flavor. Serve with cooked col-

lard greens, mushrooms, and onions. Your taste buds and peace of mind will be completely satiated. Add some delectable elements to your salad and it may just earn some praise over your main barbecued entrée. Try the barley salad w it h shiita ke mushrooms from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook, simmered in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, onions, and scallions. Or why not mix your grilled steak with a salad with cranberries, pears, black pepper, pecans, goat cheese, and honeymustard dressing? Barbecue for your appetite and for your heart with these soul-food surprises you’re sure to fall in love with!

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Reverse Your Reversal, Gain Twenty Yards! By Scott Sackett Physical conditioning has been a big plus for the game of golf. Many golfers are now interested in developing the body in order to positively affect golf-swing performance. One of the more common swing mistakes, which can be improved through increased flexibility and core strength, is called Reverse C. Let’s take a look at this problem and how to help alleviate the causes. The club face is controlled by two factors: (a) Position of your hands on the club at address and (b) The tension in your hands while gripping the club at address. Reverse C is characterized by the golfer’s body weight remaining on the front foot at the top of the backswing, as seen in Picture 3. In other words, when you look at Picture 2, you can see the weight on the right side (proper side) at the top of the backswing. This is a key position to get in if you are going to create a proper coil that in turn gives you distance. The lack of weight transfer through impact also impedes the squaring of the clubface, likely resulting in a slice and a lack of power and distance. There are several potential physical characteristics or weaknesses that can be strengthened through a series of exercises in order to improve weight transfer and decrease the probability of Reverse C in your swing finish. This swing mistake is generally caused by lack of flexibility in the hip, tight chest muscles, weakness in the abdominal area, or weakness in the gluteal muscles (otherwise known as your “rear end”!). Developing abdominal strength will help you stabilize the spine and pelvis, rotate the torso, and avoid overarching the lower back. Improving gluteal muscle strength will help propel the pelvis toward the target, stabilize the backswing, and potentially increase power in the downswing. Here are two exercises that will get you well on your way to a better backswing:


ABDOMINAL STRENGTH: Perform the plank to strengthen the abdominals. Lie in a prone position on your stomach. With your elbows directly under your shoulders, raise your body so that you are balancing on your forearms/ elbows and toes. Your hips should be aligned so that your body forms a straight line from toes to shoulders. Do not let your hips either elevate above or sag below the line. Hold this position for thirty seconds, working up to sixty seconds. GLUTEAL MUSCLE STRENGTH: Perform a basic bridge, contracting the glutes for strength building. Lie on your back, with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Place your arms out to each side and lift your pelvis off the ground, contracting the gluteal muscles and minimizing contraction of other muscles, especially the leg muscles, which will want to contract to assist the weak glutes. Hold this position for thirty seconds, working up to sixty seconds. To make this more challenging, repeat this movement with arms extended straight up so that they are not assisting in the support of your body.

Picture 1: Proper setup

Picture 2: Proper motion top of swing

Do these exercises three times a week and see great improvements in both your physical abilities and your golf swing! If you are interested in doing an evaluation to see where you currently are with your overall motion, contact Robin Berry at robin@ Berry is an expert in this field, and the immediate improvement you’ll see will be very useful for getting back that distance you once had.

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Picture 3: Reverse C

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Standout Schools Caurus Academy Caurus Academy, which opened its doors in 2004, boasts a proven track record with an A rating from the Arizona Department of Education. Caurus follows Montessori curriculum, with support staff in each class offered in grades kindergarten through third. Traditional classes consist of Common Core Curriculum for first through eighth grades. Its middle school follows a rigorous curriculum that is designed to prepare students for high school. Students rotate through classrooms for each subject in the same way as they will in high school and can choose from electives like physical education, soccer, Spanish, and art.

Caurus‘s strong administrative team includes Rhonda Rides, who is entering her seventh year as principal and has nine years of previous teaching experience. The school has an impressive staff, with an average 75 to 80 percent teacher retention annually. The safe, intimate academic environment includes new facilities that include a full indoor gym, a grass field, a playground, and a balanced lunch program. There are so many ways for students to enrich themselves at Caurus. Student clubs include student council, yearbook, tutoring, and sports, including basketball and volleyball. For more information, visit

The Caepe School The Caepe School provides a safe and affirming environment that allows students to flourish socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.


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The curriculum is based on national standards and provides a strong foundation in reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies, science,

and foreign language. Teaching is centered on supporting each child individually, which allows the staff to customize the learning process for every student. Students are empowered to grow and develop a positive self-image while being motivated to high achievement. They work independently and collaboratively in the classroom, enhancing their social skills in a structured environment. The Caepe School works hard to keep its curriculum balanced, with equal importance given to reading, language, mathematics, and the sciences. Students in all grade levels at The Caepe School will be immersed in technology, beginning with the use of computers. Computers are integrated into the open classroom environment along with other learning materials, resources, and equipment and are readily and easily accessible to students. The Caepe School‘s own art space, the Anthem Art Gallery, has become a community-oriented venue for both Caepe students and members of the Anthem community to experience a variety of aesthetic, textual, tactile, and performance artists. Each student is encouraged to participate in athletics in a team sport. The Caepe School also strives to motivate its students to practice, play, and achieve athletic excellence while still maintaining academics as the priority. For more information, visit

Joy Christian School Joy Christian School is a comprehensive K–12 school dedicated to educating children through the very best people, resources, and strategies, based on Christian principles. Joy features a preschool, an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school on the extensive campus

located at 75th Avenue and the 101 freeway. Joy Christian is currently the eighth-largest Christian school in Arizona, and it continues to work on its vision to be recognized as the leader in Christian education. Joy has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and

hopes to continue to build on that momentum. A number of distinctive programs are helping to set Joy apart from the others. One of them is the growing athletic program, which has experienced incredible success. Their varsity football, volleyball, and baseball teams all made it to the state playoffs in 2010–2011. Joy also offers competitive sports in cheer, basketball,

soccer, track, cross-country, and football. The school enjoys the diverse background and culture that over forty international students have brought to their campus over the last two years. These students are housed with local families, and this enriches the lives of both the international student and the host families. There were fourteen international students in the graduating class of 2011. Joy is passionate about offering rigorous and relevant curriculum that incorporates stretch learning experiences for all students. A few recently added elective courses include EMT, Fire Science Academy, Early Childhood Internship, IT Internship, and American Sign Language. Joy also offers AP and Honors courses at the high school level. This summer, the campus has been busy with classroom renovations and the addition of a new technology lab and two new high school classrooms. Tours of the school are still available, and enrollment is ongoing. For more information, visit

El Dorado Private School El Dorado Private School prides itself on offering a cutting-edge approach to education. Individualized curriculum allows for each student to progress at his or her own rate, which means accelerated learning and success. El Dorado offers schooling for preschool, elementary, intermediate, and middle school levels, and the low student/teacher ratios afford your child individualized attention. The kindergarten, primary grades, and middle school have a twelve-to-one student-to-teacher ratio. El Dorado develops well-rounded students who participate in several activities or programs outside the classroom. As for extracurricular activities, students can participate in Student Council, join a ceramics class, learn chess, and play on one of the school’s sports teams, among many other activities. Integrated hands-on learning, specialized art, computer, Spanish, PE, and music instruction are among the activities your child can choose from. The school is also excited to be implementing a new schoolwide upgrade through Apple technology, which will include standardizing on Apple devices for all preschool through eighth-grade classes. The technology plan calls for replacing all Microsoft Windows-based desktop computers with Apple iPads and MacBooks. All classrooms will have MacBooks for

teacher use as well as a one-to-one instructional ratio of iPad to student. The upgrade will work with the SMART Boards introduced last year

and the new Aerohive wireless network, making El Dorado a classroom of the 21st century. Visit

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A New Beginning: The Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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Auto expert Greg Rubenstein gives us the scoop on all the best features of this updated high-performance vehicle. Just a few years ago, Hyundai was making

cars for people who needed wheels on the cheap. Sure, it offered an impressive tenyear warranty, but it needed to if for no other reason than to convince buyers that their cars would still be running after a decade. What a difference a few years can make! Hyundai now turns out some of the most handsomely designed, well-rounded cars and SUVs on the road. There are still inexpensive models in the lineup, to be sure, but there also are competitive vehicles in nearly all segments (no pickup trucks as of yet) bristling with luxury, power, athletic prowess and technology. Oh, and that warranty is still being offered. Here’s a good example: the 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8. This four-seat two-door coupe offers dramatic, swoopy styling backed up with a 348-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine. At a time when most manufacturers are getting by with a five- or six-speed automatic transmission and some luxury car makers are upping the ante to seven speeds, Hyundai has joined an elite group by installing an eightspeed gearbox. Aside from the “wow factor,” there are many practical reasons to stuff a transmission full of forward gears. Foremost


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among them is the potential for improved fuel economy. The EPA estimates that this Hyundai can return 28 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg city. After a week’s worth of testing during a time when the average daytime temperature was well north of 100 degrees, this sample Genesis delivered an exceptional 26 mpg in combined commuting, well above its EPA combined 22 mpg estimate. Improved performance and smoother acceleration are two more advantages of an eight-speed transmission, and the Genesis Coupe offers plenty of both. Stepping on the gas pedal with gentle pressure returns effortless acceleration and barely perceptible upshifts so smoothly that it outshines many continuously variable transmissions that have no “gears.” Purposeful application of the throttle delivers impressive results, catapulting the car from a standstill to 60 mph in a tad more than five seconds. It may have “only” a V-6 under the hood, but the smooth, linear thrust feels more akin to driving a V-8. Power comes on strong at low RPMs and remains eagerly available at all speeds legal on U.S. streets and highways. For 2013, the Genesis Coupe received a moderate style update, with a new front fascia and taillight treatment as compared with the original 2010 model. Also revised is the suspension tuning, which delivers a now firmer

ride that is well suited to a 3,527-pound car with nearly 350 horsepower. There is a bit of road noise audible at freeway speeds from the performance-oriented tires, but on open roads or in town, the drive is always comfortable and composed. The brakes have a sure feeling, and quick response is offered to steering inputs. In addition to the power, transmission, and suspension upgrades, the interior is now resplendent with eye candy. Swoops and contours abound with the look and feel of high-quality materials. The comfortable power-operated seats cradle driver and front passenger, although the small rear seating should be left to children or, preferably, groceries. Standard stability control, antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints help to make sure all that power is put to use safely and keep the occupants safe in case of an accident. The Genesis Coupe is available in six levels of trim, starting at $24,250 for the 2.0T, which offers a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The as-tested 3.8 Grand Touring is priced at $32,000, with only the “racetrack-ready” 3.8 Track version costing more, at $35,125.

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The Deals of Summer Jewelry expert Scott Bohall explains an interesting phenomenon: How the hot weather can make for great deals. The combination of sluggish economy and

vacationing locals provides some great opportunities to pick up deals from local jewelers. August and September are often challenging months for jewelers because of vacations, back to school, and no typical jewelry holidays. You will see fewer commercials for mass-production jewelry and fewer parties at the finer stores. While corporate stores don’t have much room to discount merchandise, privately owned jewelers need to pay rent and make payroll during slow months and are often willing to make deals. For some, this is a great time to put that piece you have been looking at into layaway. Every jeweler has some items that they were sure would sell for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, and they begin to panic that the piece may not sell until Christmas. Cash flow is essential, and late summer is a good time to ask if the price is negotiable. The stores that use the phony 50 percent-off sales most likely are already playing games, but most stores have items that they would rather have part of what they wanted rather than waiting for the full amount in a few

months. Another smart idea is to shop by components. Find a jeweler that has lots of gems that are not set. Often, there are some great ones that the jeweler has not had time or cash to fashion something from, and there may be an opportunity to buy the main gem as a discount. Many private jewelers have been buying gold for a couple of years and have a stock of small diamonds around. If you ask about any “street buy” diamonds, as they are called, there may be deals to be found among smaller accent diamonds. They can be bought at half the normal price because the jeweler acquired them in a trade or when buying gold. If you have a main gem and some small diamonds, you can ask a custom jeweler if there would be any break in the price if you ordered a project during August or September. You can also allow the jeweler to work on it between other projects. Sometimes, the price is better when there is no pressure to finish. You can also shop to see who will give you the best price for any scrap gold you may have that can be used in payment for gems, diamonds, or custom creations. If you have a good relationship with a jeweler, you can ask him or her to be on the lookout for special deals for a type of watch, gem, or jewelry item that you may be looking for. A good jeweler will keep a file of those types of requests and will be willing to call you right away when a deal pops up. At least half the diamonds I buy are gone within a couple days, spirited off by customers who put in requests for deals. Be very careful of jewelry auctions on TV, the Internet, or at private locations. There are too many scams out there. Many of them have bogus appraisals with them for ten times the normal value. If you don’t know jewelry, know your jeweler. AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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Marketing is an important skill to have if you’re running a business—and for life itself, really. Anything can be marketed, including a product, an idea, yourself, or your viewpoint. The biggest mistake people make is thinking that if they just get their name “out there,” they’re going to see results. But no matter what you’re marketing, there are effective methods and ineffective methods. And while the type of marketing you do can depend a lot on your industry and business model, there are some important skills that are pretty much universal. Here are the seven that we feel you need to nail if you want to maximize your marketing results.

Recognize the Power of Perception All methods of communication are slightly skewed, depending on the specific situation. How the audience perceives the communication is all that really matters when it comes to marketing. Make sure to take the audience’s perception into account when devising marketing communication strategies. Ensure that the audience doesn’t feel manipulated, or this skill may become a hazard instead of a success.

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Marketing depends on how communication takes place. The audience will be more likely to retain the information and more willing to take action if the communication is sufficiently compelling. Try packaging ideas within a story to promote the audience’s subconscious to relate to the idea being communicated. Make sure that the story being told is something that the audience can understand and relate to.

Keep Your Mind and Your Message Positive It’s important to remember that there are always bumps in the road to success. These bumps must be anticipated and viewed with a positive attitude. Reframe your life’s outlook to handle both the good and the bad in a positive state of mind. See struggles and adversities as challenges to be overcome and opportunities for growth. This may be easier said than done sometimes, but it can be achieved with practice. And once you have this skill down, your positive outlook will shine in your marketing message.

Create Value While we seemingly encourage a “call to action” at every turn, not every marketing pitch has to (or should) have one. Instead of trying to capture a customer by asking him or her to do something, try to form a lifelong customer by creating value. Many successful brands don’t have a call to action in their message; instead, they communicate a clear demonstration of the value they bring to the market, which then creates action itself.




Focus on Create Good Content Growth The audience’s goal regardless of age or socioeconomic status is growth. In fact, everyone’s main goal has a particular element of growing or learning. Try marketing to an audience that shows how your brand can help them to grow, to learn, and to succeed. A brand that truly helps a client to grow will be a successful one.

Creativity can be sparked from music, art, photography, ideas, philosophy, or nearly anything else. The point is that creativity does not just occur. Make sure to open your eyes to creativity in any form. Study success and see what is happening out there in the world. The Internet is a great source that can help to spark your imagination and really get the creative juices needed for good marketing content flowing.

Welcome Constructive Feedback Open yourself up to new ideas, and don’t close the door on anyone’s feedback. Strip away anything that’s overly negative, and get to the heart of the feedback. Once you remove the emotion from it, you can almost always learn something, which can only make your next effort better. Likewise, when discussing marketing ideas with other people, provide constructive feedback to them instead of stifling the creativity behind the ideas.

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Don’t Take a Vacation from Fitness! Fitness expert Laura Rogers has some tips on how to avoid completely throwing your diet out the window while trying to enjoy your vacation. Incorporating exercise and diet on vacation

probably sounds a bit harsh. Who wants to go on vacation for peace, tranquility, and fun only to wind up sweating and dieting? But truthfully, you don’t have to think of exercise as a punishment. Vacations are supposed to nourish your soul and body spiritually, mentally, and physically. Exercise is the best solution to do just that! Exercise can be fun, especially when you do it with the whole family. It’s a great bonding experience and will probably build a lot of great memories. When I was a kid, I remember running all day back and forth from the ocean to the sand castle we were building, arms full of water buckets. My whole family was involved. If this setting were transferred to a gym, I would have been carrying dumbbells down the gym floor and back. There are so many things you can do to burn calories without even walking into the hotel gym! One of the first things you can do at your destination is to stop by a grocery store and pick up healthy options to snack on and have for breakfast. This will save you money and, of course, keep you away from ordering room service or going to the vending machine, where temptation is going to win. Most hotels have a refrigerator and microwave, and that can help you plan your grocery list. You can pick up fresh fruit, oatmeal, almond butter, precut veggies, low-fat popcorn, and oth-


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er good-for-you food to keep in your room. It’s okay to have a “cheat meal” on vacation, but take the initiative to plan your day accordingly. You can go for a walk or run in the morning to jump-start your calorie burn, and you should eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. For dinner, try splitting an entrée with someone else so that you are able to take a brief break from your diet without overeating. Usually, portion sizes are doubled at restaurants, and sharing an entrée can drastically reduce your calories. Also, watch your alcoholic intake by choosing lower-calorie options like a skinny margarita over a regular one or a vodka soda instead of high-calorie juice mixes. And overdrinking can lead to overeating, so be careful! So, go and enjoy your time away—revitalize your soul, and gain that new motivation you need with the break from work and life in general. The best way to get your endorphins flowing all around you is to get your sweat flowing, too! Exercise is the best medicine around. I promise that you’ll enjoy finding new and creative ways to incorporate activity and a healthy lifestyle on your vacation!

Remember this tip list while you are on vacation: • Sample small portions of highcalorie foods • Share an entrée • Eat small meals throughout the day • Grocery-shop to stock up on healthy snack options • Monitor alcohol intake • Enjoy snacks from a plate instead of the bag so that you can see your portion • Engage in some kind of physical activity every day, and make it fun

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GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn Crown Publishing Group, May 24, 2012, 432 pages, available in Hardcover, eBook, and audio

BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter HarperCollins, June 12, 2012, 352 pages, available in Hardcover, eBook, and audio

WELCOME, CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE by Shelley Coriell Amulet Books, May 1, 2012, 299 pages, available in Hardcover and eBook

Fans of Gillian Flynn’s dark and disturbing mysteries will devour her latest thriller, Gone Girl. The novel is told from the viewpoint of two protagonists, Nick Dunne and his wife, Amy. It all starts when one fateful day, Amy goes missing. Gone Girl then spirals into a twisted story of a marriage gone wrong and appearances being deceiving. The Edgar Award-nominated author takes readers into the heart of relationships—the good and the bad. If you’re in the mood for a story that will keep you up late into the night, Gone Girl is a terrific bet. Flynn’s characters are believable and flawed; however, Amy’s quirkiness makes her story, which is told in diary form, drag at first. Yet you won’t know who’s telling you the truth or who’s making up lies until the puzzling ending that will leave you scratching your head and wondering if you really know someone you love after all.


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Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins is a story about love, redemption, forgiveness, and courage. Set in various time periods and locales with stories that interweave and connect into a masterpiece of writing, Beautiful Ruins will stay with you long after you turn the final page. The novel is also told from different perspectives, all of which are realistic and well developed. Pasquale falls in love with an American film actress, Dee Moray, who visits his small Italian village. He later searches for her in modern times, which is where we meet Claire, a young assistant who works for aging producer Michael Deane. Deane is connected to Pasquale and Dee’s story, and Shane Wheeler is an aspiring screenwriter who gets caught in the middle of it all. Beautiful Ruins is a captivating story about people chasing their hopes, desires, and dreams.

Looking for a fun, inspiring read? Then check out Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by local Arizona author, Shelley Coreill. The young adult novel is entertaining and full of heartrending moments, and the author has created interesting and unique characters in her debut novel. At the heart of the story is Chloe Camden, a down-on-her-luck teen who’s just been dumped by her best friends and needs desperately to select a junior independent study project, and fast. She soon discovers her talent as a talk show host for her high school’s radio program, which is on the brink of shutting down from lack of funds. Chloe finds out that her gift for gab can help 88.8 The Edge survive failure and also comes face to face with romance in cute outsider Duncan Moore. Even though this is more of a sparkling and humorous read, Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe delves into some tough topics such as drug addiction and bullying.

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Dealing with Divorce Divorce can be a major strain on family, children, friends, and everyone else involved. Relationship expert Lea Haben answers the questions of some people struggling with divorce.

husband. It seems really unfair that my husband calls my friends and family to vent to them and make me the bad guy. I have not disparaged him to anyone, and yet he has thrown me under the bus when it comes to our kids, my sisters, and several of our friends. My husband had no friends or social life prior to introducing him to my family and friends. At this rate, I won’t have a friend or family member talking to me after all of this. Is there a way to keep friends and family out of our divorce?

I am sad to see so many couples calling it quits

when the economic climate is so dismal. This column is for those of you who have divorced or are in the process of divorcing. I would like to pass on a piece of advice my grandmother left me: “Everyone comes into your life for a reason, a season, sometimes for a lifetime, but always a lesson.” Learn the lesson, and enjoy the people in your life while you have them.

Stuck in the Middle Dear Lea, My wife and I have been married for sixteen years and have two children. The problem is that my wife filed for divorce eighteen months ago and has not moved forward. I have exhausted all of my financial resources, and she refuses to agree to anything. I have been forced out of my own home, and nothing is getting resolved. I would like to move forward with my own life, but I am still stuck in limbo. It feels like she doesn’t want me but doesn’t want anyone else to, either. My children are being used as pawns and are being ripped apart right now. Is there anything else I can do to make her want to cooperate and move this thing along? I can’t bear the toll this is taking on my children. Dear Dad, I can sympathize and understand your situation. It is unfortunate that many people 76

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become bitter and do use their kids as pawns. I would talk to your attorney and see if you can get the courts to order some counseling for the children. I would also talk to your attorney to see if you can press forward with a trial if your wife continues to drag her feet. I know that things are tough right now, but be strong, and do not bad-mouth your spouse, as it would only hurt and confuse the children even more. Good luck, and keep me posted.

Be Your Own Support System Dear Lea, I am in the middle of a nasty divorce now, and I am saddened by the friends and family members who seem to be taking sides. Our marriage had been in shambles for the last few years, and because I chose to leave and move on, several of my friends and family members have sided with my

Dear Friendless, Divorce is always painful, and it also fractures many of our friendships as a result. Families and friends can be torn and take sides in order to keep from being put in an uncomfortable and awkward situation. If you and your ex can remain friendly, it can lessen the impact. Holidays can be especially stressful. The reality of divorce is that you are facing multiple losses—not just of your spouse—and all of them simultaneously. In order to curtail some of this, it is important to develop new friends and new connections. Expanding your horizons, taking up new hobbies, joining a different house of worship, and putting yourself in front of new people are really important now. In time, some of your old friends may come around, but for now, concentrate on making new connections. Change is always scary, but with it comes incredible new possibilities. Good luck, and let me know how you do. Divorce looks like the end, but it can actually be a new beginning. Counseling and professional help ease the anger and depression that often follows splitting up. Physical exercise is also a positive way to combat the negativity that often accompanies the loss associated with divorce. Reinvent yourself and your life. You can do anything you want to, so begin the new beginning now.

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The Arts District is one of the most colorful areas in Scottsdale—and on July 5, it came to life with the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s annual Summer Spectacular Artwalk. All the galleries lining the streets along Main Street and Marshall Way graciously opened their doors for a free public event. The ArtWalk takes place every Thursday all year long, but Summer Spectacular is special because of the live music taking over the streets and the great crowd. ArtWalk was created and is run by Scottsdale Gallery Association. Learn more about participating galleries and special events at Photos by Whitney and Wagner Photography

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Things to Do… AUGUST

happy hour with half-price drinks, mermaids, and synchronized swimmers from 5–7 p.m. 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale

Go see the talented Kelly Clarkson perform at Comerica. 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix


Identity Festival, the alternative electronic music festival of all festivals, at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix


Ann Taylor

SHOP: Ann Taylor opens a new concept store at Kierland Commons—its first Scottsdale location! 15205 N. Kierland Blvd, Scottsdale


COOL OFF: Swim Meet Saturdays at the Picante Pool at the Saguaro, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sip & Synchro


Take a long weekend up north to see the Grand Canyon Music Festival (see page 36 for more information.)


LAUGHS: Stand up with the outrageous and hilarious Tracy Morgan at the Wild Horse Pass and Casino; 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler


Check out the Summer Maricopa County Home and Garden Show at University of Phoenix Stadium. 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale



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Check out indie singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth at the Crescent Ballroom. 308 N 2nd Ave., Phoenix


Saturday Mornings at Phoenix Public Market—support local farmers, businesses, and artists. 14 E. Pierce, Phoenix; See who’ll be there at


Start off the weekend right with Happy Hour at Blanco. Check out more deals at Scottsdale’s hottest restaurants at, 6166 N. Scottsdale Rd #601, Scottsdale


Catch a classic and support local performing arts at ASU Gammage presents Les Miserables. 1200 S.Forest Ave., Tempe.;

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s LIT LOUNGE takes place on the fourth Friday of every month. This month, hear talks from NPR and arts editor Bill Wyman, CSI New York writer Daniele Nathanson, and award-winning author Tania Katan. Reserve your spot online now!


Today only, $10 from every message and facial at all Massage Envy locations around the Valley will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation as a part of their Healing Hands for Arthritis national campaign. Pamper yourself for a great cause!




The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is the controversial play

that exposes the realities of overseas Apple factories. See it performed at Herberger. Tickets at herbergertheatre. org; 222 E Monroe St., Phoenix

Be a part of the inaugural Arizona Honey Festival at the Boulders Resort! Celebrate this special Arizona natural resource with cooking demonstrations, spa treatments, and much more.


LAUGHS: See comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld doing what he does best—stand-up, at Comerica, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix


It’s finally cooling down! Spend the day outside at El Pedregal’s Carefree Sundays, and enjoy the live music with the whole family. 34505 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale;


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Greer Greer is a sweet beagle-cocker mix. He is 6 years old. Greer is good with

other dogs, may get along with cats, and is compatible with all ages. He is easygoing and very gentle. He loves to lie in laps and soak up love. His adoption fee is $50, which includes microchip, vaccine, and neuter.

Minnie is a 7-year-old domestic shorthair in search of the perfect lap. She has not been declawed. She may enjoy other cats, but does not care for dogs. She has a playful nature and loves lap time. Her favorite playthings are a wand toy and a tall cat tree. She is very patient when it comes to getting her photo taken. She has also learned how to walk on a harness (inside only). Her adoption fee is $50. This includes her spay, microchip, and vaccines.



Jackson is a 3-year-old pit bull mix who is just looking for love. He may get along with cats, is not recommended for other dogs, and prefers junior high and older kids. Jackson is a bit shy at first but quickly becomes a very sweet and wiggly boy. He is energetic and loves to play. His favorite toy is a Frisbee, but he loves cuddling and kissing even more than Frisbees. His adoption fee is $150, which includes vaccines, microchip, and neuter.

Snickers is a 10-year-old domestic shorthair, declawed. She loves attention, petting, and gentle humans. She is a sweet girl with a sweet tooth for wet food. Her adoption fee is $50, which includes her spay, vaccine, and microchip.

Lily Brigette Lily Brigette is a 2-year-old pit bull-shepherd mix who would make a perfect companion. She may get along with cats, dogs, and children elementary age and older. She loves soaking up all the love and affection she is given. If it were up to her, she would be a lapdog, but she will settle for just being next to you on the couch. She is very smart, active, and people oriented. Her adoption fee is $150. This includes her spay, vaccine, and microchip.

Butch Butch is a 6-year-old domestic shorthair. He is a big, handsome orange tabby who is laid-back and sweet. He appears to be OK with other cats, and he’s not declawed. His adoption fee is $50. This includes his neuter, vaccine, and microchip.

These pets may already be adopted. Please visit a for a current listing of pets available for adoption at the Arizona Animal Welfare League. All dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered, are up-to-date on their shots, and will go home with a microchip inserted. The Arizona Animal Welfare League is open from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. AAWL is located at 30 North 40th Place in Phoenix. For more information, call (602) 273-6852. 80

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1 tbs. and one tsp. wok oil 1 tbs. and one tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 eggs 1 pound shitake mushrooms, stems removed, cut into ¬-inch slices 1 pound crimini mushrooms, stems removed, cut into ¬-inch slices ½ cup sake 1 tbs. rice wine vinegar 1 pound chicken breast, minced 1 tbs. fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 cup Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce 3 tbs. soy sauce 6 tbs. fermented bean paste 2 tsp. sambal chili 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup bamboo shoots, chopped 1 cup carrots, peeled and grated 1 cup peanuts, toasted and chopped 1 cup green onions, bias cut 3 tbs. sesame seed oil 12 butter lettuce leaves, washed, rinsed, and spun In a large nonstick pan, heat the 1 tsp. of wok oil and olive oil to

Chef Matt’s Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Cups Got the munchies for mu shu? Make room for these delicious lettuce cups! Chef Matthew Grunwald’s recipe is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party! In its traditional Asian version, mu shu chicken lettuce cups served alongside sautéed jasmine rice consists of seared chicken and eggs perfectly scrambled in extra-virgin olive oil, which are then blended with caramelized shitake and crimini mushrooms. Classic Asian ingredients like ginger, garlic, and scallions enrich this dish with pleasant aromas and finishing flavors. Fermented bean paste and sambal chili add a distinct rich umami quality. Note that mu shu chicken does possess a bit of heat, which is attributed to the sweet chili, garlic sauce, and sambal chili, but rest assured that the bamboo shoots and grated carrots add a cooling quality that that will please all palates. Roundness, a term used to describe unity in food, is brought to the table with toasted peanuts and sesame oil, adding that delightful crunch to each bite. Pleasing textures, aromas, and flavors all mesh beautifully together. The best part of this classic dish is the ease in which it is created.

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medium heat. Beat the eggs with a whisk and scramble them in the nonstick pan until just undercooked. Remove and set aside. Heat a large stainless-steel skillet to high heat. Add in the 1 tbs. of wok and olive oil and wait for the pan to start smoking. Once smoking, add the mushrooms in an even layer and season with salt and pepper. Stir the mushrooms and cook until brown and crispy. Once the mushrooms begin to stick to the bottom of the pan, add in the sake and vinegar and deglaze, scraping up all of the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pan. This savory substance is called fond, which means “base” in French. Fond is the caramelized brown bits that stick to the bottom of the pan during the cooking process. It’s the base flavor powerhouse of a dish, and when developed, it elevates the overall flavor. Once the liquid is almost dry, add in the chicken and season with salt and pepper while breaking up the meat into small particles. Cook the chicken until it just starts to turn pale, and add in the ginger, Mae Ploy, soy sauce, fermented bean paste, and sambal chili. Reduce the heat to medium. Let the liquid simmer slightly for 1 minute and add in the garlic, bamboo shoots, carrots, peanuts, green onions, sesame oil, and eggs. Cook 1 additional minute and remove from the heat. Serve a cup of chicken mixture on each butter lettuce leaf and serve immediately so that the lettuce does not wilt. Enjoy! Jasmine Rice 2 cups jasmine rice 4 cups water 1 tbs. salt

Quick Scrambled Eggs 1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 3 eggs, beaten Jasmine Rice Flavoring Ingredients 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 3 strips bacon, chopped ½ pound shitake mushrooms, quartered ½ pound crimini mushrooms, quartered 1 cup green onions, bias cut 3 radishes, ¬ inch cut 2 tbs. sesame oil Cook the rice with the water and salt on a low heat until the rice is

fluffy and has absorbed all of the water. Reserve. In a nonstick pan, heat 1 tbs. to high heat and slightly scramble the eggs. Remove and reserve. Heat a large skillet to medium and add the 2 tbs. olive oil and bacon. Cook until the bacon is almost crisp, add in the mushrooms, and season. Stir often and cook the mushrooms until wilted and crispy. Remove from the pan and reserve. Add the 5 tbs. of oil to the pan and turn the heat up to high. Add in the rice and cook about 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the bacon, mushrooms, green onions, and eggs into the pan and stir. Season with sesame oil, salt, and pepper and garnish with the radishes. Enjoy! AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley


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OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho


Summer weekends are meant to be spent poolside. You can enjoy the sun in style at Hotel Valley Ho’s popular OH Pool—a great spot for the perfect summer pool party! Through August and September, OH Pool will bring on the fun with great happy-hour deals on food and drinks on Fridays and DJ Mr. P-body spinning on Saturdays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cabana rentals are available for hotel registered guests on Saturdays only. Hotel Valley Ho is one of the trendiest resorts in Scottsdale, so after a dip in the pool, be sure to check out the VH Spa and the popular ZuZu Lounge. Photos by Whitney and Wagner Photography


North Valley AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012

AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012 North Valley



North Valley AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2012