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High Street at CityCenter of CityNorth is ready to make your holidays more jolly. Escape the hustle and bustle of the malls and enjoy our exceptional dining and nightlife. With a festive atmosphere and convenient parking, High Street is your place to eat, drink and be merry. So sled on down to High Street this holiday season! Almond Tree Bridal Boutique | Aspire Salon & Spa | AZ Body Mechanics Beginner’s Edge Sports Training | Blue Martini | Kona Grill | LensCrafters Me The Artist | Mellow Mushroom | Mojo Yogurt | Modern Margarita | Ocean Prime Coming Soon: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

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COVER FEATURE The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2014!

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FACE OF THE NORTH VALLEY Vote for your favorite finalist

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FIVE PARTY TIPS Jamila Watson with suggestions to keep your holiday fete fun and festive

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COOKING WITH KIDS Erika Monroe-Williams whips up treats with her daughter

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FRESH START Shane Doan and Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes talk about the team’s new ownership, living in the Valley, and what’s ahead

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STINGY STYLISTA Nadine Bubeck offers tips on how to be a frugal shopper

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ISLAND FOCUS A trip to Oahu’s fabled North Shore turns into a learning experience in Polynesian culture

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty bring you a workout to help you achieve your weight-loss resolutions

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JUGGLING FAMILY DYNAMICS Kristin Caliendo on managing relationships and get-togethers during the holidays

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2013 READERS’ CHOICE RESTAURANT AWARDS You voted, we listened. Here are the winners

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14 CONNECT WITH US

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57 AUTO TRENDS: The 2014 Kia Cadenza

59 TECHNOLOGY: Hi-tech fitness

68 VALLEY VIBRATIONS: The Instant Classics

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RELATIONSHIPS: Avoiding the cougar and “manther” trap

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FLAVOR: Roasted Pears with Grilled Beer Bratwurst and Honey

67 JEWELS: Comparing mass-produced foreign pieces and original designs

82 ADOPT-A-PET: Furry friends

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62 HEALTH: The risks of high caffeine consumption

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64 BEAUTY: Shimmer and Shine—holiday eye trends

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78 STARS OF THE SEASON: Celebrating Cardon Children’s Medical Center

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40 ART & CULTURE: Scottsdale

45 AZ FUN FACTS: Prescott’s storied

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46 ENTERTAINMENT: Best in TV,

56 ARIZONA SKIES: Celestial showers

60 TWO CENTS: The Dearings chime in

61 BOOKS: New and noteworthy

70 HOT SHEET: What's cool in the Valley

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• PUBLISHERS' LETTER

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LONDON CALLING

Brilliant design with a British accent" ADAM TOREN Publisher

On the subject of voting, you’ll want to turn to page 28 to check out the contestants in our Face of the North Valley contest. Thanks go to all the lovely ladies (and one guy!) who sent in their photos. With so many entries, it was difficult to narrow down the list. So, as is tradition, the choice is up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, visit the URL under the name of the contestant of your choice and directly share his or her entry across the following online social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. The contestant with the highest number of combined shares by Jan. 10, 2014, as indicated by the counter on each online entry, will grace the cover of an upcoming issue of North Valley Magazine, be featured in a fashion spread, and win some great prizes. Now on to our regular columns and special features, which offer a lot of notable content to get you into the holiday spirit—and beyond. Flip through our extensive holiday gift guide, a tropical escape to the island of Oahu, the story on Phoenix Coyotes Players Shane Doan and Mike Smith, the cover story on one of our favorite Valley events, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction—and so much more. During the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s always nice to sit back and chill with a good local magazine to see what’s happening in the Valley.

MATTHEW TOREN Publisher

There’s more, of course, and we invite you to take a breather with North Valley Magazine for a leisurely read. Here’s hoping you and your family have a delightful holiday season and New Year!

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• CONTRIBUTORS

GOLF Scott Sackett, GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 1999, was recently voted as one of Golf Digest's best teachers in the state for the fifth year in a row. He is also director of instruction at Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, Utah. He teaches at McCormick Ranch Golf Club when he's in the Valley. Contact Scott through his website at scottsackett.com.

AUTO TRENDS Greg Rubenstein is a freelance automotive journalist and deputy editor for iZoom.com, an auto-enthusiast website. He has been writing about and racing cars for 25 years.

JEWELS 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.

Prime Steak & 100 Wines by the Glass Fleming’s features the finest prime steaks and an award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Join us for an evening with family and friends in our lively, relaxed atmosphere. Private Dining rooms are available for all of your social and business events.

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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.

VALLEY VIBRATIONS Lynette Carrington is an award-winning freelance writer who contributes to approximately 25 local, regional, and national publications and websites. With a background in marketing and a side job working as an entertainment-industry publicist, she is well-known for her celebrity interviews, zany sense of humor, and fun interview style.

BEAUTY Jacqueline Starr-Hubert, ME, CMLT, has been in the esthetics industry for over 20 years. A medical esthetician/laser technician and a makeup artist, she’s also the director of Scottsdale Ridge Medispa.


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FLAVOR 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.

ARIZONA SKIES 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.

ART & CULTURE & BOOKS Julie Carlson is a freelance writer. She’s had articles published in a number of Valley publications. 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.

TECHNOLOGY 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, a camera, a network, or a computer, Jon has probably used it.

CALENDAR Anissa Stringer moved to the Valley from the Pacific Northwest more than 10 years ago. She and her family love living where the sun always shines and rainy days are rare. Anissa is an aspiring fiction writer and especially enjoys writing for middle school and youngadult audiences.

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Erika is the face behind TheHopelessHousewife.com. A Paradise Valley resident and mom to Madison, Erika’s a television personality who has fun in the kitchen.

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cups elbow macaroni Tbs. butter Tbs. all-purpose flour cup milk cup half-and-half cup Gruyère cheese, grated (for kids, you may substitute all cheeses for 1 cup shredded mild cheddar) Ω cup white or sharp cheddar, grated ∑ cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 Tsp. kosher salt dash freshly cracked pepper dash nutmeg (use sparingly!) For dredging station: π cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup panko bread crumbs, crushed to a fine consistency 2 Tsp. fresh parsley, chopped fine Ω Tsp. kosher salt Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add macaroni and cook 6–8 minutes or according to the package. While the macaroni is cooking, heat the butter and flour in heavy saucepan over low heat to make a roux. Add milk and half-and-half. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the different cheeses, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Place in bowl in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour. Remove from refrigerator and use a spoon to scoop 1Ω-inch balls. Place on parchment paper or baking sheet. Heat oil in deep pan to 350ºF. While oil is heating, dip macaroni and cheese balls through a dredging station consisting of three bowls: First bowl: flour Second bowl: eggs Third bowl: panko bread crumbs, parsley, and salt When you’re finished dipping all the macaroni and cheese balls in the dredging station, place the balls into the hot oil to fry (work in shifts, making sure that they aren’t too crowded in oil) for 2–3 minutes until golden brown. Serve with marinara and pesto dipping sauces.

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ew year, new you, new shopping tactics. Ring in 2014 with a stylish wardrobe on a stingy budget. Since I don’t have a fat wallet, I’m forced to be a frugal shopper, and I consider finding steals a sport. Here are my personal secrets... • TRY THINGS ON Whether it’s $5, $10, $50, or $100, every dollar makes a difference when you’re on a budget. Stats show that you’re less likely to return something once you bring it home. • VISUALIZE If you see something you’re not too sure about on the hanger, give it a go. If you see something that’s not your style but there’s just something about it, give it a chance. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hated something on the hanger and loved it after trying it on. Perfect example—my wedding dress. I’d always pictured myself in something mermaid style, but I decided to try on my all-silk gown just for fun. Turns out, it was perfect. • GET THINGS ALTERED Let’s say you find something fabulous and affordable, but it’s t’s one size too big. Buy it anyway, and make ke friends with a great tailor. Basic dress ss alterations cost $15 to $20. • SHOP FOR SALES AND ASK FOR R DISCOUNTS  Subscribe to the annoying e-mail alerts through big retailers. Google-search for coupons.  And when you’re at any given store’s register, ask if they’re offering additional discounts or plan on doing so in the near future. Many big retailers let you pay in advance, e, utilize future discounts, and pick up your purchases at a later date. • SAVE YOUR TAGS AND RECEIPTS If a new item sits in your closet unworn for a few months, return it.  Many stores will offer a cash refund if it still has a receipt and tags. If all else fails, at least you’ll get a store credit. • HAVE NO SHAME I’m 29 and still shop at Forever 21. I don’t care about designer labels. I’ll search every discount store before going to a high-end retailer. I’ll buy anything, anywhere, if I like it and if it’s affordable. Target sells tights for $5, H&M sells some of my favorite basic tank tops for under $10, and Forever 21 showcases an array of jewelry for a couple of bucks. I also frequent Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, and other discount retailers. And truth be told, I dig for treasures. • NEVER PAY FULL PRICE I promise, it will eventually go on sale. If you find something you absolutely love but it’s pretty pricey, check back every week to see if it’s on the sale rack. Also, it doesn’t hurt to befriend a store clerk to help you monitor must-have items. • IF YOU LOVE IT, BUY ONE IN EVERY COLOR If the price is right… why not!

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Nadine is a television personality, a lifestyle lover, and a stylish Scottsdale mama. Follow her at NadineOnTheScene.com.


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Five Party Tips! Jamila Watson offers practical suggestions to keep your holiday fete fun and festive.

Jamila runs PartiesonPurpose.com, a children’s party-and-event entertainment company.

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he holiday season is here! I always look forward to this time of year—I love to decorate for the holidays, love planning fun family gatherings, and love when guests ask for seconds of my famous pot roast! This year, if you plan to host or attend a holiday party, here are five great tips to help make this your best one yet!

1. Keep the Talk Light I have been to a few holiday parties in the past where someone said something that was less than flattering about someone else. Unfortunately, I never had a pause-and-rewind button in my purse so they could do it over. My advice would be to quickly change the subject and not give the comments any fuel. If the guest persists, then politely excuse yourself.

2. Know the Details Can you bring a guest? Is it adult only? If you’re not sure, it’s always good practice to ask your host. If you’re hosting the event, make sure to list the details, especially if it’s for a specific group of people or if you have limited space.

3. Alcohol—Know Your Limits This is always an important one, and one that’s been re-created in some of the famous holiday movies. It’s perfectly fine to enjoy alcoholic beverages at a holiday party, but it’s important to know your limits! Overimbibing will create unwanted holiday behavior. Don’t be that guest that everyone is afraid to invite next year!

4. Put Away Your Phone BONUS PARTY TREND! If you’re hosting a holiday party this year, why not ask your guests to bring a small donation for a local charity? ’Tis the season, after all, and there’s no greater feeling than giving back to others.

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This is a hard one. I love my phone just as much as you do, but having it out constantly, whether you’re chatting or texting, will more than likely offend your party host. Holiday parties are about socializing, mingling, and catching up with people you love.

5. Holiday Activities Plan fun and festive activities! Create a holiday crafting station where children can make ornaments or popcorn wreaths, decorate cupcakes, or host an America’s Got Talent holiday edition show for adults and kids! If you’re going to a holiday party, you might ask if you can bring over “game night” themed games. Lots of laughter and good times for everyone!


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New Year, New You! Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty bring you a quick workout that will help you achieve your weight-loss resolutions. Photos by James Patrick Photography Shot at Studio Fit Gym, studiofitaz.com

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e all know that the New Year is a chance to set resolutions, and without a doubt, losing weight consistently tops the list. Many people get discouraged when they’ve failed to fulfill the resolutions they have set in the past; however, according to the American Psychological Association: Monitor on Psychology, people are 10 times more likely to succeed with a goal like losing weight if they make a New Year’s resolution. That said, putting forth efforts to get fit and lose weight doesn’t have to completely consume your time. Make the most out of your workout by incorporating strength and resistance training into one session. Set reasonable goals, and you’re more likely to stick with them and achieve success. The workout below is designed to both increase your heart rate and build muscle. Additionally, it can be done in a short period of time. For each exercise, complete as many repetitions as possible within a 40-second time frame. Once complete, either jog or march in place for a 20-second rest period. Complete entire workout four times through.

Shannon and Kim are the Fit Mom Diet Team. They’re nationally published health experts, and they also advocate locally on wellness at FitMomDiet.com.

WEIGHTED JACK a. Begin with the legs together while holding the kettle bell at the chest.

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b. Take a giant step diagonally back with the right foot as you cross your left foot behind. Bend your knee and lunge down until your knee is a few inches off the ground. Stand up, return to starting position, and switch sides. Make sure you keep your chest up and your shoulders back. Rotate legs throughout.

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Relaxation Elevated. The Spa at Talking Stick, an inspiring open-air spa high on the 14th floor, offers a calming retreat and soul-stirring views of Scottsdale. Your mind, body and toes will thank you. Capture the essence of the holidays with these special treatments: Candlelight Massage, Warm Stone Facial, Mimosa Champagne Sugar Scrub and Mimosa Champagne Pedicure. Each comes with a gift of remembrance.

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Juggling Family Dynamics Kristin Caliendo on managing relationships and get-togethers during the holidays.

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ool weather kicks off the season as I start making my list and checking it twice. Somewhere between baking cookies and fighting off crowds at the mall, scheduling of the family gatherings tops my list. Growing up, holidays were about time-honored traditions—gathering around the fire with kin and reuniting with loved ones. As the modern family takes on a new shape, making plans and setting boundaries can be a sensitive subject. Many North Valley families face the dilemma of juggling family dynamics, and one thing is for sure—it’s no easy task trying to please everyone. Here are my top five suggestions for managing relationships and starting the season off right: Scottsdale mom Kristin Caliendo is the face behind BeeingHappy.com, a site • IT’S ALL IN THE APPROACH. dedicated to helping others navigate the Try to keep an open mind and, even more importantly, an open heart. Have a sitsticky situations that pop up in family life. sit-down with your spouse before talking with your extended family. This is not the time to dredge up past family grievances but rather a time to come together as a team so that when you approach family, it can be done with dignity and respect. • SET A SCHEDULE AND STICK TO IT. When families are mixed, collaborate to assign or pick holidays. Be fair; try not to favor one side of the family. If all parties can reach an agreement, fewer feelings may be hurt. Finally, don’t forget to mark it all on the calendar. • ADDRESS TRAVELING, AND ADDRESS IT EARLY BEFORE AIRFARES SOAR. It’s common for young families to leave the nest and raise children away from their hometowns. Therefore, arranging time with grandparents can be a challenge. How about grandparents coming to visit on even years and adult children traveling home on the odd years? If it’s not possible for parties to travel, consider installing Face Time or Skype on your home computer. • THE GIFT OF GIVING DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE WRAPPED. Holidays can drum up a lot of anxiety about finances and budgets. If gift giving has created tension in the past, try thinking outside the box. An ornament exchange is a great idea, or consider a multifamily gift donation to a nonprofit, such as a donation of a brick to the Phoenix Zoo. b

Don’t forget to show appreciation to those who matter most, such as pet groomers, manicurists, gardeners, babysitters, and mail carriers. Popular gifts that express appreciation include gift cards, baked goods, and handmade cards from the kids.

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TIPS TO HELP YOU SAVE FOR A FAMILY GET-TOGETHER • Great vacation deals hit the web in January. Take advantage of the money-saving offers and book your spring break and summer vacations in advance. • Back to Basics. Convenience is nice, but saving a few bucks is better. Try packing a lunch instead of eating out. Reinvent leftovers, and cash in on moneysaving coupons. • Clean out your closets, and take what you don’t wear anymore to a resale shop. • Eating healthy and exercising daily will cut down on time spent on a doctor’s visit. • Give up one luxury service and put the money saved toward your “travel fund.”


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INTRODUCING THE FINALISTS IN OUR

FACE OF THE NORTH VALLEY MODEL SEARCH Thanks go to all the lovely ladies (and one guy!) who sent in their entries for North Valley Magazine’s Face of the North Valley model search. With so many entries, it was difficult to narrow down the list. Now, the choice is up to you, the reader.

Miwa Williams northvalleymagazine.com /miwa-williams Miwa is a mother and model with an outgoing personality. She considers each day a gift to be unwrapped. She’s modeled for a variety of companies both locally and nationally.

Tatiana Rech northvalleymagazine.com /tatiana-rech Tatiana is a model who would like to gain experience in print magazines. She enjoys the creative process and has an affinity for artistry.

Jacey Sebion

Megan Radermacher

northvalleymagazine.com /jacey-sebion Jacey has been modeling for the past six years. She’s modeled for Harrah’s Casino, White House Black Market, Banner Health, and Old Navy.

northvalleymagazine.com /megan-radermacher Megan is a newlywed who loves the outdoor lifestyle the Valley offers. A recent transplant from Las Vegas, she’s enjoying exploring her new surroundings in Arizona.

To vote for your favorite, visit the URL under the name of the contestant of your choice and directly share his or her entry across the following online social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Janae Dunn

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The contestant with the highest number of combined shares by Jan. 10, 2014, as indicated by the counter on each online entry, will grace the cover of an upcoming issue of North Valley Magazine, be featured in a fashion spread, and win some great prizes.

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northvalleymagazine.com /janae-dunn Janae has a burning passion to have a stable career in film and music. She loves to sing and act and is currently a freshman at Mesa Community College, where she studies theater.

Nicole Arend northvalleymagazine.com /nicole-arend Nicole was born and raised in Phoenix. She runs a wedding/ event planning company. Nicole and her husband are expecting their first child in March 2014.

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Jessica King

northvalleymagazine.com /mai-ly-duong Mai-Ly is a recent post-doctoral graduate from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and is working as a local Phoenix dentist. She enjoys hiking, biking, and playing with her two Chihuahuas.

northvalleymagazine.com /jessica-king Jessica is a business professional who works at one of the largest content-marketing firms in the country. She enjoys long-distance running while viewing the beautiful Valley scenery.


Naomi Schmidt

Ashley Stuart

Aery Ware

Isabella Hibbs

Danielle Joshua

northvalleymagazine.com /naomi-schmidt Naomi is a recent elementary education graduate from Arizona State University. She’s done hair modeling with salon brands Aquage, Goldwell, Matrix, and Kevin Murphy.

northvalleymagazine.com /ashley-stuart Ashley is an elementary education major who moved to Arizona from the Midwest. She coaches a special-needs cheer team along with other youth teams at an area all-star cheer gym.

northvalleymagazine.com /aery-ware Aery is a student at Corona del Sol High School. An athlete, Aery says she’s comfortable walking in high heels and has good posture.

northvalleymagazine.com /isabella-hibbs Isabella is attending Scottsdale Community College for a degree in hospitality. She works for Good Faith Casting and enjoys volunteering and helping others.

northvalleymagazine.com /danielle-joshua Danielle is an Indiana-based model transplanted here to the beautiful desert. She enjoys shooting outside amid nature and likes to walk the catwalk during fashion shows.

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Emili Lugar

Hasoona Bagat

Jordan Hibbs

Kelly La Slvaic

northvalleymagazine.com /malloy-sells Malloy has walked on the catwalk during Phoenix Fashion week. She started modeling about a year ago and enjoys being photographed for print campaigns.

northvalleymagazine.com /emili-lugar Emili is a student at Chandler High School. She is active in theater and dance. Currently, she is the state manager for her school’s upcoming dance production.

northvalleymagazine.com /hasoona-bagat Hasoona lives in Scottsdale. She enjoys living in the Valley and is looking to model for print and advertising campaigns.

northvalleymagazine.com /jordan-hibbs Jordan is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and a minor in political science from ASU. She has a passion for politics and law and is working on campaigns for two local politicians.

northvalleymagazine.com /kelly-la-slvaic Kelly is an Arizona native who works in the hospitality industry. She enjoys working with people.

Ashley Hamett

Keara Burke

Heather Knudsen

Jean Ransdell

Laura Balderrama

northvalleymagazine.com /ashley-hamett Ashley’s passion is dance and music. She’s on a company dance team, and she also plays the piano and loves to play classical pieces.

northvalleymagazine.com /keara-burke Keara is a junior at Horizon High School where she’s a member of varsity cheer, track, and drama club. Growing up, she participated in dance and figure skating.

northvalleymagazine.com /heather-knudsen Heather has lived in Arizona for 12 years, and she loves it here. She counts her husband and son as her true happiness.

northvalleymagazine.com /jean-ransdell Jean is a full-time Realtor with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, an RMS tour director for Pinnacle Peak Area RMS, and a mother of three children. She loves golf and hiking.

northvalleymagazine.com /laura-balderrama Laura was born and raised in Russia. She moved here eight years ago. Currently, she’s a student at Arizona State University.

Michael Auerbach

Casi Rathbun

Audrey Quinn

Stephanie Batz

Erika Eve Gonzalez

northvalleymagazine.com /michael-auerbach Michael is the owner of Escoffier Food, a company that provides gourmet French dining to private homes. He’s also a candidate for Scottsdale City Council 2014.

northvalleymagazine.com /casi-rathbun Casi is a Midwestern girl who followed her little brother to the desert 10 years ago. She fell in love with Arizona weather and has never looked back.

northvalleymagazine.com /audrey-quinn Audrey recently relocated to the Valley a few months ago. She loves all the warmth and energy of the people and the horses here, too.

northvalleymagazine.com /stephanie-batz Stephanie is a doctor of physical therapy, a Pilates instructor, and a fitness blogger. Originally from Florida, her heart lies in her Arizona home.

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HOT WH Scottsdale’s signature event, the

barrett-jackson collector car auction, is set to be

BIGGER AND BETTER than ever in BY ANISSA STRINGER

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THE ICONIC HOT WHEELS YELLOW AND RED HAULERS AND THE ’CUDA AND DUSTER FUNNY CARS RACED BY LEGENDARY DRAG RACERS DON “THE SNAKE” PRUDHOMME AND TOM “THE MONGOOSE” MCEWEN WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF DURING THE 43RD ANNUAL BARRETTJACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION IN FRONT OF A WORLDWIDE STAGE.


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BarrettJackson Collector Car Auction—it all started here It began with a car show right here in Scottsdale called the Fiesta de los Autos Elegantes.Today, nearly 50 years later, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction has set high standards in the industry by offering world-class vehicles and a memorable experience for everyone. And it turns out there’s nearly as much history in the story of the company as there is in some of the cars that go up for auction. Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett met in the early ’60s when Barrett was looking to sell his 1933 Cadillac V16 Town Car. W hile their meeti n g d i d n’t result in a sale, the two became friends and, later, partners. Their very first car show was a fund-raiser that benefited the Scottsdale library and the community art center, and it established a foundation for the company’s lifelong history of making generous donations to the community. Fast-forward to the ’90s: Barrett and Jackson continued to run BarrettJackson, but by then, Jackson’s family had joined them. Russ’ wife, Nellie, and his sons, Craig and Brian, were actively involved in the operations of the company. In 1995, Craig took over the company not long after the deaths of his father and

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brother, who passed away from colon cancer within two years of each other. Barrett retired in 1997, and under Craig’s leadership as chairman and CEO, BarrettJackson became even more of a leader in the industry, utilizing innovative strategies that ultimately led to highly successful auctions in Palm Beach, Florida; the Reno Tahoe destination, Nevada; and Las Vegas. The most recent September 2013 auction in Las Vegas represents the company’s sixth annual appearance there. The auction netted $32 million in gross sales, with 70,000 people in attendance. It raised over two million dol32

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lars for local and national charities, including Wounded Warriors Family Support, whose mission is to support the families of those who have been hurt, injured, or killed during combat operations. At the Las Vegas event, Barrett-Jackson, which is the only collector car auction to appear on broadcast television, announced that it will air live on the Fox broadcast network for the first time during the upcoming auction in Scottsdale on Sat., Jan. 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. MT. The 43rd annual Scottsdale car auction is scheduled for Jan. 12–19, 2014. The auction

will take place in its updated home in and around the enclosed and climate-controlled Equidome at WestWorld. According to the ScottsdaleAZ.gov website, the $42.8 million expansion project of the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center was approved by the Scottsdale City Council and funded by Municipal Property Corporation Bonds, with funds from the Arizona Quarter Horse Association and the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona.The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company also contributed private funds.The facility is double the size of the previous one, and it’s expected that the larger venue will


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allow Barrett-Jackson to set new records in both attendance and sales during the upcoming auction. Registered bidders earn preferred seating, an invitation to the Opening Night Gala, and more, but visitors can also consign vehicles or just revel in the excitement of being in the company of other passionate collector-car aficionados. Guests can also shop at vendors selling high-quality antiques, automotive memorabilia, and other upscale products. Some of the vendors have attended the highly anticipated lifestyle event in Scottsdale for more than a decade.

In keeping with Barrett-Jackson’s history of supporting the community and helping to fund various charitable organizations, a pair of 2014 custom Linda Vaughn LV-1 Chevrolet Camaros will be auctioned off. The Camaros will benefit Dreamakers, a nonprofit organization that provides fund-raising for charities through marketing and product development for automotive/technology-related programs. The proceeds will go directly to the International Kids Alliance Network (IKAN), which is dedicated to promoting literacy among children and helping them understand that regardless of where we live, we’re all connected.

“We continue to raise the bar in our charitable efforts and can’t wait to see what the Camaros will bring as they cross the block in Scottsdale for a wonderful cause,” Craig Jackson says. Weekly passes, daily tickets, and Family Value Day tickets can be purchased in advance from barrett-jackson.com or at the gate at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. Car lists change daily, so check the website to find out when your favorite car will go on the auction block. Registration for an auction account or to consign a car can also be completed online. DECEMBER 2013 | JANUARY 2014

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The Salon Collection

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AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN RARE AND ICONIC COLLECTIBLES

The Salon Collection is just one of the exciting features you’ll see at the 2014 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. If a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 race car is a little too modern for your taste, you’ll want to check out the 1929 Duesenberg SJ LeBaron “sweep panel” dual-cowl Phaeton. The 1969 Corvette is a world record holder that was featured on the covers of several publications in its day, and the 1929 Duesenberg SJ LeBaron was originally owned by race car driver Martin Alzaga Unzué. A 1954 Plymouth Belmont one-off concept car and a 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra, one of six built between 1963 and 1964, are just two of the many other equally stunning automobiles that will be crossing the block, but cars aren’t the only things you’ll find in the collection. The iconic Hot Wheels Yellow and Red Haulers and the ’Cuda and Duster Funny Cars raced by legendary drag racers Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen will be on display together. The historic cars, which started it all, signify the unique and inspiring story of how two highly competitive Southern California drag racers revolutionized America’s fastest-growing sport. All over the world through the 1960s and ’70s and still to this day, these two era heroes and their coveted haulers and cars developed as icons for children and adults alike. Among the other collectibles featured in the Salon Collection is a fully functional turn-of-the-century carousel that will be sold at the auction, and over 700 lots of authentic automobile memorabilia will be offered at no reserve to the highest bidder. Automobilia items range from toys and posters to one-of-a-kind collectables. The Salon Collection represents some of the most sought-after cars in the collector-car market. In 2012 and 2013, the Salon Collection surpassed several world records. This year, the premier collection, which includes the iconic Snake and Mongoose Funny Cars and Ramp Trucks, will go on the block during the first-ever live Fox broadcast on Sat., Jan. 18.

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Island dance performances are aflame with energy at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Island Focus A trip to Oahu’s fabled North Shore turns into a learning experience in Polynesian culture By Sondra Barr ONE SOMETIMES FORGETS there are virtually unlimited shades of green and blue when they’ve lived in the Valley for any length of time without a trip out of state.You get so accustomed to being surrounded by a landscape dominated by beige and variations of sage that it’s a visual buzz to hop on a flight, fall asleep, and then wake up to the vista of a tropical, verdant paradise that appears as a mirage on the horizon. So when the island of Oahu comes into focus from the window of a descending nonstop,sixhour flight from Phoenix, it takes a moment to fully absorb the palette of colors: azure, turquoise, teal, jade, olive, lapis, cobalt, cerulean, ultramarine—there are hundreds of variations that a desert dweller like me doesn’t even have

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the vocabulary to list—that awaits you. Aside from the dazzling visuals, all you need to do is walk upon Oahu soil to recognize you’ve escaped the moisture-depleted air of the Arizona desert. As you step off the plane at the Honolulu International Airport, you feel your skin taking in a big gulp of the Hawaiian air and becoming instantly rejuvenated—and the fun hasn’t even started! To fully appreciate the island and the adventure that awaits, you need to leave Honolulu and take the roughly hour-long drive to the North Shore of Oahu, home to world-renowned surfing and another notable attraction—the Polynesian Cultural Center (55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie, polynesia.com). Located in the town of Laie, the PCC should be on the itinerary for any Hawaiian visit. Devoted to preserving Polynesian heritage, the Center is an immersive, interactive experience that gives you an appreciation of Hawaii, its history,

and the various island cultures that helped contribute to its rich cultural diversity. But, first, lodging is in order. The closest resort property to the PCC is the Turtle Bay Resort (57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, turtlebayresort.com). Located about six miles from the PCC in the town of Kahuku,Turtle Bay is nestled on 840 acres on Oahu’s fabled North Shore.Turtle Bay sits on a picturesque peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Because it’s on the northernmost point of Oahu, both sunrise and sunset are visible in all their magnificent glory. The property just completed a multimillion dollar restyling project that included the resort’s 410 guest rooms and suites, the Spa Luana and fitness center, two restaurants, and the lobby area, which has fully transformed the main building. Meanwhile, 42 beach cottages offer a spacious respite with vaulted ceilings, deep soaking tubs, and a dedicated cottage concierge. And Turtle Bay’s luxury ocean villas,


overlooking Kuilima Cove, offer exclusivity and a stunning view from their highly coveted beachfront location. Of course, the star of the show is the ocean, and guests have direct access to this epic surf and the multitude of activities at their disposal. For this Arizona native, the obvious activities to book at Turtle Bay’s Hele Huli Adventure Center were surfing and snorkeling. Other activities to choose from include ecokayak tours, tennis, golf, guided Segway tours, bike rentals, and horseback riding! While the thought of surfing the fabled North Shore could make any novice nervous, there’s nothing to fear. The surf instructors at Hele Huli are experienced in teaching newbies how to catch a wave. After an introductory onshore tutorial and safety talk, our small group headed out for the breakers I’d been watching apprehensively from my hotel room. With nary a wipeout, each of us caught wave after wave and felt the rush of standing up on a surfboard. Surfing was a central part of an-

cient Polynesian culture, as I soon learned during my visit to the PCC the following day. Founded in 1963, the Polynesian Cultural Center, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary, was established so students attending

the nearby Church College of Hawaii—now Brigham Young University–Hawaii—could work their way through school by sharing their diverse island cultures with visitors. Since then, the PCC has become the larg-

Students tell island-culture history in unforgettable ways.

The entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center's Gateway restaurant, one of the largest enclosed restaurants and special events venues on Oahu.

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A canoe ride at the PCC. One of the eight villages at the PCC.

est living museum in the state of Hawaii while staying true to its original purpose. A still largely student population authentically helps re-create the PCC’s villages and exhibits that highlight eight Polynesian cultures that serve as the foundation for Pacific-island history. The spirit of Aloha permeates a visit to the PCC, where students in flowing muumuus and exotic native costumes welcome visitors as their ancestors did to the unique world of Polynesia. Here, guests can meet, learn, and interact with the people of Hawaii, Samoa, Maori, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, the Marquesas, and Tonga amid authentically re-created villages that replicate the arts and crafts, architecture, foods, dress, music, dance, and stories of each of these eight Polynesian cultures. To further enhance the experience, daily live shows featuring the songs and dances of the islands contribute to the fun learning experience. Even the littlest guests will enjoy taking a ride on a canoe or watching Hawaii’s only canoe pageant. Toping off a day of wonder at the PCC are two must-experience events. The Alii Luau, an authentic Hawaiian luau where guests can dine on traditional Polynesian delicacies like kālua pig, taro rolls, poke, and more. Of course, it includes poi, a mauve-colored, viscous, nearly tasteless dish made from the taro, a starchy underground plant stem that is a primary Polynesian food staple. The second is the PCC’s world38

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Student portraying a Fijian chief at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The PCC is Hawai'i's top paid attraction and supports BYU students

famous evening show, Ha: Breath of Life. As the grand finale to a day in Polynesia, the show artistically illustrates the journey of life through music, chant, dance, drumbeats, and heartbeats. Through storytelling at its best, guests follow an island boy, Mana, on his journey to manhood. Complete with astonishing fire throwers, the cast of 100 performers are predominantly students at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, and many of them come from the island cultures they portray onstage, which further serves to enhance the experience. As one of the top Hawaii paid attractions, the Polynesian Cultural Center brings a unique perspective to a visit to Oahu and offers a backstory to many of the island traditions one encounters during a trip there. It’s a unique cultural gem that serves as the perfect accompaniment to the many other activities one experiences during a Hawaiian vacation.

A Samoa fireknife performance during Ha- Breath of Life What, no matches? Guests learn the art of Samoa fire making.


A Visit to the North Shore Where to Stay: Turtle Bay Resort 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI. (800) 203-3650. turtlebayresort.com

Where to Visit: Polynesian Cultural Center 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie, HI. (800) 367-7060. polynesia.com

Where to Dine: Kahuku Grill 56-565 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI. (808) 852-0040. kahukugrill.com Seven Brothers 55-510 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie, HI. (808) 744-6440

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• ART + CULTURE

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Writer Julie Carlson learns that there’s a lot going on at Scottsdale’s signature entertainment venue. SINCE 1975, THE Scottsdale Center for the Per-

forming Arts has had a storied history of being one of the premier entertainment venues in the Valley. Owned by the city of Scottsdale, the Center features a variety of shows that include Broadway performances, dance, and comedy acts. Conveniently located in downtown Scottsdale near shops and restaurants, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has two locations: The Virginia G. Piper Theater and Stage 2 on Second Street, and the Amphitheater on 75th and Main streets. For the 2013–14 Season, the venue has 161 performances, including events hosted at their facility by various community groups, independent promoters, and the city of Scottsdale. “The number of our presented events fluctuates depending on the programming and the vision of each particular season,” says Ally R. Haynes-Hamblen, assistant director. Some of the upcoming highlights in December are the annual ARTrageous Benefit Gala starring Natalie Cole. Cole has been generating a lot of buzz because of her new Spanish-language album.The Gala, which includes a reception, a silent auction, a gourmet dinner,

and a concert, helps support the Scottsdale Cultural Council. Concert-only tickets for the Dec. 7 event are available for $125; table seats range from $300 to $500 each. There are also several holiday performances in December, including the vocal ensemble Take 6, who will perform holiday favorites in their Most Wonderful Time of the Year concert on Dec. 13. The Center has a full weekend scheduled between Christmas and New Year’s and continuing well into 2014. A long-running staple at the Scottsdale Center since January 2000 is Late Nite Catechism. The show first came to Scottsdale as just a two-week run, but it ended up being a huge hit in the Valley and was brought back for an open-ended run later that summer. It’s been playing at the Center ever since, along with its sequels Late Night Catechism 2: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty, Late Nite Catechism 3: ‘Til Death Do Us Part, and Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of Magi’s Gold. The hilarious show stars AriZoni Award-winning actress Patti Hannon as quick-tempered Sister, who doles out rules and reprimands to her students—the audience members—about sinners and saints. Tickets to see shows are available individually or as create-your-own package deals by which patrons can purchase tickets to four or more performances. The Center also has a membership program that offers discounts on tickets and other great benefits; subscriptions to several classical-music and film series are also offered. Aside from the wonderful shows, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has several education and outreach programs. “We are proud to partner with major national cultural institutions to make them happen,” Haynes-Hamblen says. One such program is “Wolf Trap,” which is presented in conjunction with the National Wolf Trap Institute and is designed to engage

West entrance of the SCPA Photo by Wen-Hang Lin

The Performing Arts Center is a glorious place for holiday performances. Photo by Wen-Hang Lin

prekindergarten children in the performing arts as well as train teachers to utilize new learning models for the classroom. “We also work with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program to offer professional development to teachers and those who train teachers,” Haynes-Hamblen says. The Center also offers programs for children and adults with disabilities through their Celebration of the Arts for Children and Adults with Disabilities event. The facilities at the Center are also available for rental.The Center has hosted many corporate events, small trade shows, and conferences and is a popular spot for weddings and family gatherings, too. The Patron Services Box office for the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org for more information.

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• SPORTS

Fresh Start

Sports writer Marc David catches up with Shane Doan and Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes to talk about the team’s new ownership, living in the Valley, and what’s ahead. Photos by Norm Hall Photography PHOENIX COYOTES TEAMMATES

Shane Doan and Mike Smith are transplanted Canadians who call the Valley home, and they couldn’t be happier, although neither thought there was much chance of either of them embracing the desert lifestyle the way they have. Of course, a couple of short years ago, none of the Coyotes even ventured a guess as to whether the team would even remain in Phoenix. “Obviously, there were ownership problems,” says Doan, 37, the longest-tenured National Hockey League player of any one team. “It was a tumultuous five years. The bankruptcy seemed to turn everything upside down. There were more complications—the team managed its way through.” Doan and Smith are two of the more valuable members of a franchise that now has stability under the ownership of a group of investors headed by George Gosbee. While Doan, the team’s captain for 10 years, has been en42

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trenched in the desert since he bought his first home here in 2000, Smith is a relative newbie, having purchased his home here last summer. But he is no less excited about living in the Valley. “My wife and I love the outdoors active lifestyle,” says Smith, 31, who lists golf, hiking, and biking as his favorite pastimes away from the ice-hockey rink. “The weather is so nice year-round, so accommodating for us. North Scottsdale is such a beautiful place to live.” Doan has been with the franchise so long that he was drafted and actually played his first season with the Winnipeg Jets, who moved to Phoenix in 1996. “Not in a million years,” Doan answers when asked whether he ever thought he would call the Southwest desert home. “Coming from Canada, I figured I would play there or end up in a cold-weather city. It’s starting to really feel like home.” Doan points out that his four children were all born in the Valley and that he’s beginning to see other families who followed the same path that he did. “When I first moved here, you didn’t see too many people from Scottsdale,” Doan says. “Now there is this new generation where you ask young people, and they were born here. It’s now more of a community feel, which makes it more exciting for our sports teams. Before, you had people from the Midwest or else-

Phoenix Coyotes stretch during a warm-up. Photo by Scott E. Whitney

where whose loyalties were with the teams they grew up with.” Doan says this is especially important for building a fan base. He acknowledges that the years of uncertainty left some fans wondering whether it was worth supporting a team that might be gone the following season.While the current owners have an out if they lose a specified amount of money in five years, there is little question about their commitment to the Coyotes and keeping a team in Phoenix. Even as a relative newcomer, Smith felt the love from the get-go. The new owners made it clear from the start that they wanted Smith to remain in the Coyotes’ goal for years to come—he signed a five-year contract this past July. “They have sent an important message that we are here to stay,” Smith says.“The fans can breathe a sigh of relief. These guys [the new owners] are the real deal.” Both Doan and Smith consider the Valley their first home. Doan, who owns a lakeside cabin in Canada, says he spends all but six or seven weeks of the year in Arizona. With four children involved in a multitude of activities, Doan doesn’t have too much down time—he’s too busy playing chauffer and coaching his son’s hockey team, among other

family activities. “I would argue that Scottsdale is the best place to live during the winter,” Doan says, and he means compared to anywhere else including his beloved Canada. “The managed growth of the city has been amazing. There is something here for everyone.” And that includes time to watch the Coyotes in action.The team entered this season having made the playoffs in three of the past four seasons and going all the way to the Stanley Cup finals two seasons ago. “The Valley will support us if we win,” says Doan, who led the team in scoring for seven straight seasons, starting with the 2003– 04 campaign. “They are hungry for a winner. We have many transplants that have grown up with hockey. I have many friends and family who have moved here. There is no reason this cannot be a hockey town.” New ownership retained successful coach Dave Tippett and general manager Don Maloney. Practices are open to the public. On game days, the team practices at the Ice Den to be closer to where most of the players live. “I love it here,” says Smith, who spends nine months a year in Arizona. “North Scottsdale is a beautiful place to live. I intend to call it home for a long time.”


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shane doan file

age: 37 born: Halkirk, Alberta, Canada home: Scottsdale, Ariz. years professional: 18 size and position: 6-1, 223 right wing pro history: Drafted by Winnipeg Jets with the seventh pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft family: Wife Andrea; four children between ages 7 and 14 career stats: 331 goals, 484 assists through 2012–13 season awards: NHL All-Star in 2004 and 2009; King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2010) and Mark Messier Leadership Award (2012). international play: Was on two gold-medal winners and two silver-medal winners for Team Canada.

mike smith file

age: 31 born: Kingston, Ontario, Canada home: Scottsdale, Ariz. years professional: 9 size and position: 6-4, 218 goaltender pro history: Drafted by Dallas Stars in the fifth round in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft; traded to Tampa Bay in 2008, and signed with Phoenix on July 1, 2011. family: Wife Brigitte Acton, former Canadian World Cup skier; two children, ages 2 and 10 months. career stats: 120-96 record, 2.57 goals against average, .913 save percentage through 2012–13 season career highlights: In the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Smith’s goal-tending led the Coyotes to their A first playoff series win since 1987. He posted a 1.99 GAA and .944 save percentage during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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2014

• AZ FUN FACTS

The Palace on Whiskey Row State historian Marshall Trimble on Prescott’s storied saloons. SALOONS IN THE Old West played an important role in the lives of lonely men.They were social gathering places where they could belly up to the bar and talk with one another on a wide range of topics. Here, men could imbibe, take in a game of chance, or visit with a saloon girl. More importantly, it was a place where one could catch up on the latest news, meet up with someone from home, or strike a profitable deal. Politicians also used saloons to campaign for office, and preachers often used them in an attempt to recover lost souls. In the early 1900s, Prescott’s storied “Whiskey Row” had 40 saloons.Thirsty cowboys used to ride into town on Saturday night to spend their hard-earned pay. Some of the bolder ones tried to have at least one drink in each saloon before riding out the next day. Although “decent” women didn’t frequent bars in those days, hostesses entertained with songs and entertained the men in other ways in the upstairs bedrooms. There were gaming tables for poker, craps, roulette, and keno. A glass of beer cost five cents; a shot of whiskey was a dime. Among the saloons’ colorful patrons were the Earp Brothers, Virgil and Wyatt, along with their pal Doc Holliday. The longest-running saloon in Arizona is the Palace Restaurant and Saloon in Prescott. The exact age and ownership is a mystery. A freighter named Isaac Goldberg might have opened it in 1864 on a dirt street called Montezuma, better known as Whiskey Row. Another story says D.C. Thorne opened it in 1868. One thing that’s certain is the fire in 1883 that destroyed it, along with most of Whiskey Row. It also destroyed records, leaving some of the saloon’s history up to speculation. New owner Bob Brow rebuilt a “fireproof ” Palace with an iron roof, bricks and mortar, and a stone foundation. The Brunswick back bar and its furnishings, built by German craftsmen in Dubuque, Iowa, comprised the Palace’s crowning piece of furniture. Brunswick was the Cadillac of

Devastation from the 1900 Prescott fire

back bars. Built of solid oak and polished cherrywood, it was 24 feet long and had brass footrails. It was considered the most elegant bar in the territory. Fires were always a menace to frontier towns.The boomtowns of Bisbee, Jerome, and Tombstone all burned to the ground more than once during their heyday.With all those coal-oil lamps and candles, it took only one careless mistake and it was Katy bar the door. But those spirited citizens never let a fire keep them down for long. After one such blaze, Prescott’s Bob Brow quickly reopened his establishment with a temporary structure made of corrugated tin. On the front was a prideful sign that read: “Brow’s Palace and Not Ashamed of It.” Prescott’s biggest fire occurred on a warm, sultry July evening in 1900. The saloons and gambling casinos along Whiskey Row were gearing up for a big Saturday night shindig. Gamblers were dealing cards, and bar girls were hustling drinks. The rinky-tink sounds of piano music emanated from each raucous saloon. Boisterous, devil-may-care cowboys, railroaders, and miners were bellying up to the bar for a night of revelry. Yavapai’s County’s colorful sheriff, George Ruffner, was heard to comment,“To jail all the drunks tonight, you’d have to put a roof over the whole town.” Over at the Scopel Hotel on the corner of Goodwin and Montezuma Streets, a miner came in from his shift, jammed his pick candle into the wall, and starting sprucing up for a night on the town. Anxious to get down to the saloons, he forgot to blow out the candle. Sometime around 10:30, the candle set fire to the wooden structure, and soon the entire hotel was engulfed in flames.

Brows Palace, and not ashamed of it!

The fire quickly spread through the business district. Volunteer firemen pulling hose carts rushed out to fight the flames, which had by now engulfed Whiskey Row. Folks grabbed what they could and rescued it from the raging fire. A barber hoisted his chair and his barber tools from the burning destruction and moved his business to the plaza’s bandstand. Down at the Palace, loyal customers gallantly picked up the back bar and all its precious contents and carried them across Montezuma Street to where the County Court House sits today. Others picked up the piano and carried it to safety. Prescottonians weren’t going to let something like a fire spoil their evening. So, while the town burned through the night, business resumed outdoors. Merchants salvaged what they could from their stores and set up business on the wooden sidewalk.The barber gave shaves and haircuts, a resourceful bartender served drinks, and the piano player banged away on the ivory keys. And those frontier folk never lost their sense of humor, either. While Prescott burned, the bar was still open and the piano player played. The most requested tune that evening was “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.” DECEMBER 2013 | JANUARY 2014

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2014

• ENTERTAINMENT

By Kristin Caliendo

MUSIC

✒ Justin Timberlake: Dec. 2 at US Airways Center Since his 20/20 Experience—2 of 2 album was released around the world, it’s become a smash hit in 45 countries, so this show is not to be missed! In his earlier years, Timberlake graced stages as the lead singer of the boy band ’N Sync, but these days, he’s a hit with his lead single “Take Back the Night.” This R&B pop star from Memphis, Tennessee, is sure to delight fans of all ages when he lands in the Valley to perform at the US Airways Center. ticketmaster.com

✒ Andrea Bocelli: Dec. 8 at US Airways Center Andrea Bocelli’s latest album, Love in Portofino, was just released Oct. 11 and will be featured in his world tour. Born with poor eyesight, he later lost his vision from a football injury; since then, Bocelli has become one of the greatest Italian tenors of all time. Expect to be mesmerized and captivated by an evening of music and entertainment that only a true artist can provide. ticketmaster.com

✒ Jackie Evancho: Jan. 18 at Celebrity Theatre Jackie Evancho stole hearts and amazed the world at the age of 10 when she appeared on the hit TV show America’s Got Talent. In 2010, this gifted superstar was the youngest top-10 debut artist in U.S. history and the youngest solo performer ever to go platinum. This phenomenal classical singer is sure to entertain her audience with hits such as “Can you Feel the Love Tonight” from her Songs From the Silver Screen album when she performs in the Valley. celebritytheatre.com

MOVIES:

✒ Out of the Furnace : Dec. 6 Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, and Zoe Saldana star in this thriller from Scott Cooper, critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart. In this gripping drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice, Rodney Baze (Christian Bale) takes matters into his own hands when trying to uncover the mystery behind his brother’s (Casey Affleck) disappearance.

✒ Her : Dec. 13 From writer and director Spike Jonze, this romantic comedy takes viewers into the world where love and the Internet meet. This original film is about a lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who has reached all levels of desperation after a difficult divorce from his ex-wife, Catherine (Rooney Mara.) He then falls in love with his operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) as well as his awkward friend and neighbor (Amy Adams), which sets the scene for the weirdest romantic dramedy of the year.

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✒ The Nut Job : Jan. 17 This clever animated flick rings in the new year with laughter and enjoyment. The voices of Surly (Will Arnett) and Andie (Katherine Heigl) star in this comedy about a mischievous squirrel who plans to heist a bunch of nuts and gets caught up in an intricate bank heist.

TELEVISION:

✒ Kirstie : Premieres Dec. 4 on TV Land

Kirstie Alley stars in TV Land’s newest sitcom, Kirstie! The series opens with Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) sleeping her way around the Broadway scene. Living a life of unrestrained hedonism and drinking, she is confronted by an unexpected arrival: Her son (Eric Peterson) appears back in her life after she gave him up for adoption 16 years before. Is she ready to become a mother? This makeshift family will prove that every mom may need a little help from her friends (among them Rhea Perlman). As these two Cheers stars reunite on screen, fans won’t be disappointed.

✒ Mob City : Premieres Dec. 4 on TNT Based on author John Buntin’s nonfiction book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City. Ed Burns, Milo Ventimiglia, and Robert Knepper star in this TV series based in Los Angeles 1947, where cops, criminals, and those stuck in between take center stage. Written and directed by Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, Shawshank Redemption), the series will have you hooked on reallife accounts of gangsters and the LAPD of the 1940s. This ruthless drama depicts a world of glamorous movie stars, power, and corruption.

✒ Shameless : Jan. 12 on Showtime Parents, be on alert! You might want to consider setting your parental controls as Showtime premieres the fourth season of Shameless. This off-color and highly offensive series portrays an alcoholic man who has no shame about anything while his six children face the errors of his ways. William H. Macy (Frank) rises to the occasion and delivers an unexpected performance each episode. Addressing issues such as homosexuality, stealing, exchanging of sexual favors, and every crime imaginable, this show is as dysfunctional as it is hilarious. DECEMBER 2013 | JANUARY 2014

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The Farmhouse Restaurant 228 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 926-0676 farmhouseofgilbert.com

BREWERY NORTH VALLEY

Fate Brewing Company 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 994-1275 fatebrewing.com

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San Tan Brewery 8 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler (480) 917-8700 santanbrewing.com

BURGERS

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CHINESE

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COMFORT FOOD

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IRISH PUB NORTH VALLEY

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JAPANESE

DESSERT

FAMILY FRIENDLY

NORTH VALLEY

NORTH VALLEY

5532 N. Paolo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley (602) 955-7878 hermosainn.com

9380 W. Westgate Blvd., #101 Glendale (623) 872-0300 mamaginaspizzeria.com

EAST VALLEY

EAST VALLEY

NORTH VALLEY

EAST VALLEY

825 W. University Dr., Tempe (480) 966-2745 essencebakery.com

1925 E. Brown Rd., Mesa (480) 834-1541 barrospizza.com

10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale (480) 502-9095 sassi.biz

2051 W. Warner Rd., Chandler (480) 899-7191 shimogamoaz.com

ECLECTIC

GREEK

EAST VALLEY

Lon’s at the Hermosa

Essence Bakery

NORTH VALLEY

Binkley’s

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek (480) 437-1072 binkleysrestaurant.com

Mama Gina’s

Barro’s Pizza

NORTH VALLEY

Pita Jungle (Norterra location) 2530 W. Happy Valley Rd., #1261 Phoenix (623) 587-5572 pitajungle.com

EAST VALLEY

The Harp Pub 1744 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa (480) 507-7827 theharpaz.com

ITALIAN Sassi

NORTH VALLEY

ShinBay

7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 664-0180 shinbay.com

Shimogamo

MEXICAN

Oregano’s Pizza Bistro

NORTH VALLEY

328 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 882-9336 oreganos.com

3655 W. Anthem Way, Anthem (623) 551-8580 ocholocos.net

Ocho Locos

EAST VALLEY

Kai Restaurant 5594 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler (602) 385-5726 wildhorsepass.com/kairestaurant

FRENCH NORTH VALLEY

Zinc Bistro 15034 N. Scottsdale Rd., #140, Scottsdale (480) 603-0922 zincbistroaz.com

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EAST VALLEY

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant 525 S. Mill Ave., Tempe (480) 966-5883 eathealthyeatgreek.com

INDIAN NORTH VALLEY

Tandoori Times 8140 N. Hayden Rd., H115, Scottsdale (480) 794-1404 tandooritimes.com

IRISH PUB:

The Harp Pub


EAST VALLEY

Mangos Mexican Café 44 W. Main St., Mesa (480) 464-5700 mangosmexicancafe.com

PATIO DINING

RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW NORTH VALLEY

Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale

NORTH VALLEY

10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale (480) 515-5700 fourseasons.com/scottsdale

8120 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale (480) 699-0699 grassrootsaz.com

EAST VALLEY

Grassroots Kitchen & Tap

EAST VALLEY

The House at Secret Garden 2501 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix (602) 243-8539 houseatsecretgarden.com

Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse 8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix (602) 431-6474 rustlersrooste.com

ROMANTIC

PERSIAN

NORTH VALLEY

NORTH VALLEY

8260 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale (480) 607-1799 meltingpot.com

The Persian Room 17040 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 614-1414 thepersianroom.com

Melting Pot

EAST VALLEY

Quiessence EAST VALLEY

Tasty Kabob Persian Bistro 1250 E. Apache Blvd., Suite 116, Tempe (480) 966-0260 tastykabobaz.com

PIZZERIA NORTH VALLEY

Il Bosco

7120 E. Becker Ln., Scottsdale (480) 335-8680 ilboscopizza.com

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix (602) 276-0601 quiessencerestaurant.com

SEAFOOD NORTH VALLEY

Mastro’s Ocean Club 15045 N. Kierland Blvd., Phoenix (480) 443-8555 mastrorestaurants.com

EAST VALLEY

EAST VALLEY

Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar

894 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert (480) 525-7044

2080 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert (480) 722-9520 bluewasabi.net

Urban Legends Pizza

STEAKHOUSE: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

SOUTHWESTERN

EAST VALLEY

Cactus Moon Sports Grill

El Chorro

1017 N. Dobson, #108, Mesa (480) 833-2226 cactusmoonmesa.com

5550 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley (480) 948-5170 elchorro.com

STEAKHOUSE

NORTH VALLEY

NORTH VALLEY EAST VALLEY

Blue Adobe Grille 144 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa (480) 962-1000 originalblueadobe.com

SPORTS BAR

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (D.C. Ranch Market Square location) 20753 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale (480) 538-8000 flemingssteakhouse.com

NORTH VALLEY

Goldie’s Neighborhood Sports Café 10135 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale (480) 451-6269 goldiessportscafe.net

EAST VALLEY

Cork

4991 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 101, Chandler (480) 883-3773 corkrestaurant.net

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SUNDAY BRUNCH: Salut Kitchen Bar

THAI

EAST VALLEY

WINE BAR

NORTH VALLEY

2240 N. Scottsdale Rd., #8, Tempe (480) 941-9003 greenvegetarian.com

NORTH VALLEY

Satara Thai 8350 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria (623) 455-8733 sataraaz.com

EAST VALLEY

Thai Rama 927 E. University Dr., Tempe (480) 440-4569 thairamatempe.com

VEGETARIAN

Green

VIETNAMESE NORTH VALLEY

Noodles Ranch 2765 N. Scottsdale Rd., #107, Scottsdale (480) 945-3182 noodlesranch.com

NORTH VALLEY

EAST VALLEY

21050 N. Tatum Blvd., #108, Phoenix (480) 585-7978 trystcafe.com

2095 N. Dobson Rd., #3 Chandler, AZ 85224 (480) 857-8130

Tryst Café

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Pho Van

Uncorked

16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 699-9230 uncorkedwinebar.com

EAST VALLEY

Vintage 95 Wine Bar 95 W. Boston St., Chandler (480) 855-9463 vintage95.com

HAPPY HOUR

EAST VALLEY

Prankster’s Gar & Brill 1024 E. Broadway Rd, Tempe (480) 967-8875 prankstersgarandbrill.com

LADIES LUNCH NORTH VALLEY

English Rose Tea Room 201 Easy St., #103, Carefree (480) 488-4812 carefreetea.com

NORTH VALLEY

EAST VALLEY

Roaring Fork

Liberty Market

4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 947-0795 roaringfork.com

230 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 892-1900 libertymarket.com


FOOD TRUCK:

Goodness Gracious Great Balls and Sliders

SUNDAY BRUNCH NORTH VALLEY

Sierra Bonita Grill 6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix (602) 264-0700 sierrabonitagrill.com

EAST VALLEY

Salut Kitchen Bar 1435 E. University Dr., Suite 12, Tempe (480) 625-3600 salutkitchenbar.com

FOOD TRUCK VALLEYWIDE

Goodness Gracious Great Balls and Sliders (602) 980-5215 greatballsandsliders.com

SuperFarm SuperTruck (602) 432-6865 facebook.com/superfarmsupertruck

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2014

• GIFT GUIDE

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Five Shade Tinted Balm Wand, Sephora, $12 sephora.com

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Wooden Big and Tall Block Set, $80 unclegoose.com

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Bakus Trivet, $48 momastore.org Diptyque Holiday Candles, $75 zgostore.com

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2014

• ARIZONA SKIES WITH DR.SKY

®

Wonders of the Holiday Skies The New Year starts with brilliant things to see in the night sky. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO all! It’s that time of year,

with great holiday and New Year celebrations going on. One such gala is in the sky, where there are plenty of seasonal treats for everyone! December starts off with one amazing object to see! For those of you who love and adore the amazing story of the Star of Bethlehem, December sky watchers need to look low in the southwestern sky at sunset for a peek at the amazing planet Venus.The planet reaches its greatest brilliance in the evening sky on Dec. 6. Venus, some 25 million miles away, can get closer to Earth than all the other major planets. In December, it blazes as the goddess of love and beauty in the sky. For those who would like to recall the story of the Star of Bethlehem, Venus is just the ticket, as it stands high in the southwest at sunset and reminds us of that magical star that many believe guided the wise men to Bethlehem. An added holiday treat on the night of Dec. 6 is the waxing crescent moon that creates a conjunction with Venus! Speaking of the moon, in December, it reaches new moon—or as I like to say, the dark of the moon—on Dec. 2, first quarter on Dec. 9, and then becomes gibbous, or egg shaped, until it reaches the majestic full Cold Moon on the morning of Dec., 7 2:28 a.m. MST. The last quarter comes on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, this is the time that we have waited for with Comet ISON. At this writ-

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ing, I’d say that if it has made it past perihelion on Nov. 28, it may now be the spectacular comet that we have hoped for; otherwise, it may have faded into the history books. If the comet has survived, it may put on a good show in the December evening sky! The seasons change once again on Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. MST with the arrival of the Winter Solstice. Happy New Year, and welcome to the skies of January 2014! Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is the big event for January sky watchers.The planet reaches opposition on the night of Jan. 5, rising in the northeastern sky at sunset. Jupiter is a good excuse to get out those telescopes that you might have received during the holidays. It’s that good! This planet is spectacular, even through a small telescope. You’ll get to see the main body of Jupiter up close and the four main Jovian moons discovered by Galileo on Jan. 7, 1610. Jupiter rides high in the sky in the constellation of Gemini the Twins. The moon is new on New Year’s Day and then moves to first quarter on the seventh, with the first full moon of 2014 and the full Wolf Moon on the 15th. Last quarter moon ar-

rives on the 24th and a second new moon on Jan. 31. Venus is still low in the southwest at sunset, and Mars and Saturn are in the east at dawn. 2014 offers up other great events, too! No one has seen a total eclipse of the moon since December 2011. Get set for a total lunar eclipse right here in Arizona on the night of April 14 and 15. This will be a deep eclipse and a great one to view, photograph, and share with friends. We will talk about specific times in future columns.

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 websites at drsky.com and drsky.tv. E-mail Dr. Sky at drsky@cox.net. You can find him on Facebook.


2014

• AUTO TRENDS

Cadenza Leads the Way

Auto expert Greg Rubenstein on Kia’s 2014 flagship four-door sedan. AS KIA’S ALL-NEW flagship, the 2014 Cadenza is an ambitious four-door sedan and charts a new course from a manufacturer that has largely focused on economy vehicles.The Cadenza is saturated with state-ofthe-art technology and, fully loaded, sports a price tag that squarely positions this upstart against luxury and near-luxury models from the world’s best-known manufacturers. Starting just north of $36,000 and loaded at $41,900, the Cadenza exists in an emerging segment occupied by highly equipped massproduction vehicles and premium cars with relatively few options. Logical competitors include a surprising swath across the car-culture landscape, such as high sales-volume models including the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry or Avalon, Chrysler 300, and Honda Accord. Luxury players at this price include the Volvo S60 or S80, Audi A4, BMW 3 series, Lexus ES or IS (or even HS), Lincoln MKZ or MKS, Mercedes-Benz C class, Acura TL, and Infiniti Q50. The Cadenza excels in features and style, and this five-seat family mover cuts a muscular silhouette. A long, sloping hood and sharply angled windshield add a sporting presence, while a touch of chrome accents along with LED and projection-beam lights help provide upscale credentials. Inside, there’s a premium look that’s reinforced by touch. Soft surfaces abound, from doors to dash to center console. Cozy leather seats welcome all occupants, and real wood accents connote luxury. Kia hasn’t missed a trick in creating a refined appearance, down to soft ambient lighting and analog clock. If a complaint can be mustered, it’s that the doors shut with an unsatisfying clunk instead of a vault-solid thud. Under the hood is a 3.3-liter V-6 engine capable of churning out

293 horsepower, driving the front wheels via a sixspeed automatic transmission. Paddle shifters are mounted to the leatherand-wood-trimmed steering wheel; other standard features include a DVD navigation system with eight-inch touch screen, rear camera display, and backup warning system along with 550-watt surround-sound audio. The sampled Cadenza included Kia’s two optional Technology and Luxury packages, adding a heating element to the steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats front and rear, full-length panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, rear-power sunshade, front lighting system that turns with the vehicle, seven-inch LCD instrument cluster, electric parking brake, and adaptive cruise control capable of keeping a set distance to a leading vehicle or helping to bring the car to a full stop. Besides the typical array of safety airbags and stability electronics, the Cadenza also boasts radar-based blind-spot detection and a lane-departure warning system, providing multiple alerts if the driver unintentionally drifts lanes. The amalgamation of techno-goodies, style, and interior amenities produce a vehicle that’s quite enjoyable to drive.There’s plenty of power and comfortable driving dynamics that make daily city commutes and long-haul freeway travels a breeze. If its style appeals—and based on Kia’s overall soaring sales, it probably does—and you like to be a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest gadgets and gizmos, then you probably owe it to yourself to find a Kia dealer and take the Cadenza for a spin. If this Korean automaker can get you into their showroom, they’ve probably already won the battle. DECEMBER 2013 | JANUARY 2014

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2014

• GOLF

Attack Angle Golf professional Scott Sackett discusses how to access the vertical movement of the golf club as it strikes the golf ball.

It was previously thought that the more we hit down on the golf ball, the more the golf ball would rise into the air. This, however, is not the case.

ATTACK ANGLE

CREATING HIGH AND LOW SHOTS USING ATTACK ANGLE

If you ever find yourself watching the best players in the world hit golf balls, take a second to notice the varying heights at which they hit the ball. You’ll see low shots, high shots, and everything in between. How is this possible? Trackman, a Doppler radar system used by the best players in the world to measure club delivery and ball-flight data, has shown us how to vary the height of golf shots. Of the 26 individual data parameters Trackman measures on each shot, attack angle is one of two that helps us hit the golf ball both high and low.

WHAT IS ATTACK ANGLE? Attack angle is the vertical movement of the golf club as it strikes the golf ball. More simply put, it’s the amount of the up or down direction in which the golf ball is struck.

It’s fair to say that in most cases: A) The more you hit down on the ball, the lower it will ultimately go. B) The less you hit down on the ball, the higher it will ultimately go. (This is assuming center contact.) For example, notice the two shots below. In the shot on the left, the player delivers the club to the ball with an attack angle of -4.4 degrees (negative = down), retaining 22.1 degrees of loft on the club head. The shot travels 73.4 feet high into the air. In the shot on the right, the player delivers the club to the ball with a slightly smaller attack angle of -3.8 degrees, retaining a bit more loft of 23.6 degrees. This shot traveled 82.3 feet high into the air, almost 10 feet higher than the shot on the left!

As you can see, the amount you hit down on the golf ball directly affects the amount of original loft retained to the golf ball and the overall height that the shot reaches.To summarize, in most cases, the more you hit down on the golf ball, the less original loft will be retained and the lower the shot will go. Conversely, the less you hit down on the golf ball (or the more you hit up, which is not recommended for irons but important for driver), the more original loft will be retained and the higher the shot will ultimately go. (Again, this is assuming center contact.) For more on how to interpret your ball flight; visit the Trackman section of my website, scottsackett.com/trackman, follow me on twitter at @Scott_Sackett, or like Scott Sackett Golf on Facebook at facebook.com/scottsackettPGA.

Scott Sackett has been a “Golf ” Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 1999 and was recently voted as one of “Golf Digest’s” Best Teacher in the State for the fifth year in a row. He is also director of instruction at Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, Utah. While in the Valley, he teaches at McCormick Ranch Golf Club. If you would like to reach Scott, you can contact him through his website at scottsackett.com. 58

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2014

TECHNOLOGY

Health and Fitness Goes Hi-Tech

CROSSWORD ANSWERS Answers to the crossword puzzle on page 35.

Techmeister Jon Kenton on gadgets and apps to help you shape up. WHETHER YOU’RE AN Iron Man junkie or an expe-

rienced couch potato, we all know that getting fit and staying healthy are good things. Now you can marry your health-and-fitness goals with your desire for new hi-tech gadgets and smartphone apps. You will still have to do the actual work, but with the latest in monitors and trackers to assist you, who couldn’t use a bit of extra help and encouragement? I regularly play tennis and hike but have never really warmed to regular workouts. That changed as I recently set a major goal for next year: hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim in one day. I looked to hi-tech for help. All successful health-and-fitness attempts start with a goal and a plan. Goals are all highly personal, but whether you want to lose weight, run a marathon, or hike the canyon, make sure you have one. With a goal set, you need to track your progress against your plan. The easier it is, the more likely you’ll do it, and that’s where the hi-tech comes in. My own plan called for increasing my overall endurance, improving aerobic conditioning, and losing around 12 pounds. I therefore began searching for my ideal fitnesstracking app. There is truly an amazing number of smartphone apps dedicated to health and fitness, and it made the quest quite daunting.With your own specific goals, you can narrow your selection. I knew I wanted a GPS-enabled app that would track my hiking routes, recording mileage and altitude. I also wanted it to have a linked heartrate monitor (HRM) so I could assess how pace on the flat and climbing improved over time.The HRM also helps maintain training in the aerobic conditioning zone. Lastly, I wanted to be able to record weight, BP, and other general-health attributes over time. After trying a few different apps, I found my optimum solution: Digifit. Digifit has developed a suite of mobile apps that upload directly to a cloud version. From your computer, you can view your workout data using easy-to-understand graphs and tables, giving you an excellent view of your overall health and fitness. A key element of the Digifit application is how it works with a variety of data-collection devices. As stated on the website, “Digifit offers truly engaging health and fitness solutions using

sensors and wearable technology integrated with mobile devices and the cloud that lets users track activities anywhere, indoors or out, with a focus on heart-rate training and monitoring.”Devices and monitors that Digifit integrates with include: HEART RATE AVAILABLE from various companies, including Polar, Garmin, Scosche, and Zephyr, HRMs provide instant feedback about the intensity of your workout and are perfect for monitoring and improving your cardiovascular fitness. SPEED AND CADENCE If you are a cyclist, you can have sensors attached to your bike that will track these important metrics. ACTIVITY Are you active or sedentary? I am sure you know, but if your goal is to improve your general health, activity monitors such as the ones from Fitbit can be a real help. They monitor steps, distance, calories burned, and how much you sleep. The devices are really small and can even be worn on your wrist and upload data wirelessly. WEIGHT, BODY FAT, PULSE, AND BLOOD PRESSURE are all measures of overall health and fitness. You can now use intelligent scales and body analyzers that will automatically record and upload your progress as you continue your diet, health, and fitness regime.

As I stated at the start of this article, no device is going to do the work for you, but having your workouts and progress automatically tracked is a great help and really does motivate. You can also share the results easily with others through social media so that there’s plenty of opportunity for extra support from your friends. I should point out that there are many excellent apps out there— Mapmyfitness, Endomondo, Lose It, and Strava Cycling, to name a few—and there are others for weight training and other gym-based workouts. The key is to start with your goal and figure out your individual training and health plan. From there, you can narrow your selection of apps and pick the right one for you. The bottom line is taking step one, so good luck, and get healthy.

ACROSS 1 We make them on New Year’s Eve 9 Microbrewery output 10 Type of cheese 11 Restaurant stars on Yelp 13 Paper, plastic or canvas 14 Run through (2 words) 16 Saltwater fish good for grilling 19 Classic utility vehicle, the __ Camino 20 Passionate 21 _______’s Club: part of the largest retail store in the world 24 Pinot and Zinfandel 25 Lettuce variety 27 Plum variety 29 More tender 30 Your basic cracker 32 Tom Brady’s wife and top supermodel, first name 33 Cooks, in a specific way 36 Approval 37 Prepared 38 Get food ready so the actual meal preparation won’t take long

DOWN 1 2 3 4 5

Main-dish stews Bordelaise or mornay Past the store’s “buy” date Grassy area Judge and exec producer of America’s New Top Model (2 words) 6 Grain good for cholesterol 7 “Auld Lang ________” 8 So-called “royal herb” 12 Plant that is a sweetener 15 Period in ice hockey when one opposing player is serving a penalty (2 words) 17 Female sibling 18 West coast city, for short 19 Conscious self 22 In times past 23 Law and Order star, first name 25 Blackhawks’ city (2013 Stanley Cup winners) 26 Beef and Irish 28 Electrical giant, abbr. 29 Basis for many desserts 31 Morning perk-up drink 34 Cow murmur 35 ________ beat DECEMBER 2013 | JANUARY 2014

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2014

TWO CENTS

Leeann Dearing

Matthew Dearing

The Dearings chime in on some of their favorite—and not so favorite—things in the Valley Leeann: When we found out we were pregnant again, we wanted to do a special photo shoot to announce it to the world! (And by the world, I mean Facebook and Instagram.) We contacted Brenna Heater photography to do a backyard photo session with our family, and we were so thrilled! She was creative and professional, and her rates are so reasonable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for family photos, baby photography, engagement sessions, or special events! We are definitely going to hire her for maternity shoots and newborn pictures of our baby girl.

Matthew: Let me tell you something: The day that Brenna came over to

GREAT PLAY

Leeann: I’m always looking for new activities and fun places to take my

Matthew: Look, I’m a dad. I like roughhousing with my son. Throwing

greatplay.com

little guy! (You guys already know how I feel about our baby music classes, right?) Well, my husband decided Jack needed a little “athletic inspiration” so he can play for the Phoenix Suns by the time he’s 21. Sigh. Fine, Matthew. There are lots of baby gyms to choose from, so I did a little research and checked out Great Play in Chandler. Jack went crazy for it! They offer weekly classes that encourage motor skills, fitness, and coordination.

play punches, wrestling—you name it. Great Play is the perfect outlet for the kind of rough-and-tumble playtime that Jack enjoys. We jump and bounce, we balance and tumble, and he just loves every second of it. Parents are allowed in for the fun, too (which is great because I love doing stunts in a wall-to-wall foam room). They also offer birthday parties, which I’m told are a blast. Bonus: It tires out your toddler, resulting in longer nap time and thus allowing dad more time for fantasy football!

ROADRUNNER

Leeann: It’s Arizona fall, kids—80 degrees and balmy. Family walks

Matthew: I’m a hard-core runner. Okay, fine, I’m a hard-core jogger.

and hikes are (finally) back on. Let me remind those of you who may have forgotten—I’m pregnant. Pregnant ladies are famous for swollen ankles and tired feet. Ergo, I need highly adorable running shoes to support my efforts at pregnant fitness. (I’ve heard that the cute ones have much better arch support.) My husband and I went to RoadRunner sports in Scottsdale. Huge win! They have an incredible selection of footwear and fitness resources. So happy with my Newton Running Shoes!

Okay, fine, I’m just a regular jogger. Okay, fine, fine, I often consider the idea of jogging and decide against it. That’s not the point. The point is that I don’t run often, but when I do, I need excellent footwear. I have a basketball knee injury from a few years back, and that means I need all the support I can get. RoadRunner Sports has, hands down, the best selection of running and athletic shoes in Arizona. Their associates are really informed. (Turns out I’d been wearing the wrong shoe size for most of my life! Who knew?) They also have a variety of tools for injury prevention so that I don’t create any new damage. You know, from all that thinking about running.

Leeann: Listen to me—put down whatever it is you think you’re doing,

Leeann: My wife has basically been pregnant for the last three years,

put on those new running shoes, and run—do not walk—to the The Oink breakfast cafe on Cactus and Tatum. When you get there, do not open the menu—simply order The Oink French Toast. This is French toast rolled in— wait for it—Cap’n Crunch crumbles. It is so delicious. Then, also forget that other thing I said about not opening the menu because their egg dishes are scrumptious, too. You may thank me later, after you finish your breakfast.

so I’m something of an expert on pregnancy cravings. When she says “The Oink,” I’ve already got the keys in my hand. Lucky for me, The Oink is now my favorite breakfast joint. Their huevos rancheros are a favorite for both my little guy and me. My wife is not a bacon person, but I sure am. They offer eight— count them, eight—types of bacon. From honey cured to jalapeño, they make your bacon dreams come true.

BRENNA HEATER PHOTOGRAPHY

facebook.com/brennaheaterphotography

roadrunnersports.com

THE OINK oinkcafe.com

shoot our photos, it was hot. I mean, scorching. And Jack? He was miserable. How she managed to get any photos of the three of us looking great is beyond me, but somehow, she did it. And dads—the sessions are fast! No standing around awkwardly waiting for direction. She poses you. She gets the shot. You’re in, you’re out.

Matthew and Leeann Dearing own and operate the local Dearing Acting Studio off Shea Boulevard and 32nd Street (dearingstudio.com). 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. Would you like the Dearings to come review your business? Send an email to ReviewFor2@DearingStudio.com. 60

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2014

• BOOKS

BETWEEN THE PAGES with Julie Carlson

THE HBO EFFECT By Dean J. DeFino Bloomsbury Academic, Nov. 2, 2013, 256 pages, available in hardcover and paperback

Are you a fan of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Sex and the City? These three cable television shows are just some of the pivotal shows that paved the way in for many other popular shows on the small screen— Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and countless others. The HBO Effect gives readers the big picture on the inside workings of HBO, its famous shows, and their characters, including HBO’s comedies and sports programs. It’s a great read for television fans and history buffs. Even if you haven’t watched any show on HBO, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how television networks survive and thrive and you’ll also get a good idea of the current studio system. HBO brought TV into a new era, as detailed in The HBO Effect. Want to know what makes producers tick or to know more on the backgrounds of the writers who created and worked on the staff on many of the network’s successful shows? The HBO Effect will give you all that info and more!

THE WOLF PRINCESS

BELLMAN & BLACK

By Cathryn Constable

By Diane Setterfield

Chicken House Ltd, Oct. 4, 2012, 320 pages, available in hardcover, paperback, and audio

Bond Street Books, Oct. 15, 2013, 320 pages, available in hardcover, paperback, audio, and eBook

The Wolf Princess is a sparkling novel for preteens and adults. Sophie dreams of Russia partly out of love for her father’s stories about its magical world but most of all because she dreams of being somewhere else. When Sophie is given the opportunity to visit St. Petersburg along with her two friends, she can’t believe her dreams have actually come true. That is, until they find themselves on the wrong train! Oh dear. At first, Sophie and her friends are worried, but when they meet a beautiful princess, they find more adventures than they could ever have imagined. The Wolf Princess has a dreamlike, fairytale quality, and Constable does a terrific job of evoking a sense of place and introducing interesting characters. Themes of friendship, survival, standing up for oneself, and family are prevalent. Readers will quickly move through the pages. Oh—why is it called The Wolf Princess? You’ll just have to read to find out!

For fans of The Thirteenth Tale, it’s been a long wait for Setterfield’s new book. As with her first novel, Bellman & Black is a ghost story involving a man named William Bellman. He’s lived an absolutely picture-perfect life, but an incident from his childhood has come back to haunt him. At the age of 11, he killed a shiny black rook, a bird similar to a crow, with a slingshot. That incident later causes Bellman tremendous grief as he watches friends and family members die, including his wife and young children. But at each funeral, Bellman has seen a mysterious and strange man in black, fittingly called Mr. Black. Distraught by his loved ones dying one by one, Bellman goes to his wife’s grave and finds Mr. Black, who has an even stranger proposition for him. Bellman & Black is a haunting tale of forgiveness, redemption, and lost love. Setterfield’s characters are rich and vibrant and come to life from the page, and there’s a bonus of a history and nature lesson on rooks. Even though Bellman & Black is a little bit on the slow side, it does not disappoint. Readers will enjoy the supernatural as well as the human elements of the story.

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2014

• HEALTH

A Jolt of Java Valley pharmacist Tara Storjohann on the risks of high caffeine consumption. IT’S A TYPICAL scene as I lecture to 150 pharmacy students at 9 a.m. in a large lecture hall—over half of them have either a famouslabel coffee cup or a high-caffeine energy drink on their desks. I can sympathize—long nights of playing hard and studying harder tend to catch up with them. As a pharmacist, I’m aware of the implications of high caffeine consumption, but as a busy working mom of two very active boys, I’m acutely aware of my need for a cup (or two) of joe every morning. The popularity of specialty coffee drinks and energy drinks is not lost on the average consumer. As we check out at any gas station or grocery store in Anthem, we’re surrounded by cans with stars on them and impressive advertisements. It’s the cool thing to have in your hand—a status symbol of sorts for kids and adults. We’re not alone; caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug worldwide, with more than 80 percent of the world’s population ingesting it daily, according to researchers at the University of Miami and the National University of Ireland. It’s a legal over-the-counter drug that is sold to anyone of any age. While caffeine does have its perks, so to speak, it can be very dangerous in high doses, is addictive, and can cause withdrawal effects if stopped suddenly. The danger for some of us is that we have no idea how much caffeine is in our favorite drink or how much our kids consume each day. There are benefits to caffeine consumption. The same researchers at the University of Miami concluded that adults who consume 12.5–100 mg of caffeine per day have improved exercise endurance, cognition, reaction time, and mood even with lack of sleep. However, in general, if your caffeine habit totals more than 400 mg a day, you might want to consider cutting back. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, adolescents should ingest no more than 100 mg of caffeine a day and younger children shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages on a regular basis.

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To give you an idea of how much caffeine ceed with caution when it comes to excessive is in some of the more popular drinks, see the caffeine intake and to maintain awareness of table at the end of the article. Keep in mind what you and your family are drinking by that the actual caffeine content of the same reading labels carefully. Strive to obtain the coffee drink can vary from day to day because daily rest your body needs, exercise reguof various factors such as roasting, grinding, larly, and maintain healthy nutrition so you and brewing times, according to Mayo Clinic don’t require those jolts of caffeine to get you research. You’ll notice that some of the more through the day. potent energy drinks contain exponentially more caffeine Type of Coffee/Soft Serving Size Caffeine Content Drink/Energy Drink (ounces) (milligrams) per ounce than their softdrink counterparts. In adEspresso, restaurant 1 oz. (30 mL) 40–75 mg style dition, many come in larger serving sizes than what is Generic brewed 8 oz. (240 mL) 95–200 mg listed and contain other Starbucks latte 16 oz. (480 mL) 150 mg stimulants in addition to cafStarbucks Pike Place feine (and this is a topic for 16 oz. (480 mL) 330 mg brewed an article for a future issue). In healthy adults, say Coca-Cola Classic 12 oz. (355 mL) 30–35 mg the University of Miami Diet Coke 12 oz. (355 mL) 38–47 mg researchers, acute caffeine Mountain Dew 12 oz. (355 mL) 46–55 mg toxicity begins at 1 gram (1000 mg), and 5–10 grams 5-Hour Energy 2 oz. (60 mL) 207 mg (5000–10,000 mg) can be AMP, regular or sugar 8 oz. (240 mL) 72–74 mg lethal. When you look at the free list of side effects of caffeine, Red Bull 8.4 oz (250 mL) 76–80 mg it reads like a prescription Rockstar, regular or drug commercial. Com8 oz. (240 mL) 79–80 mg sugar free mon adverse effects include headache, anxiety, chest pain, Vault, regular or 8 oz. (240 mL) 47 mg flushing, agitation, delirium, sugar free dizziness, and hallucinations. mayoclinic.com. “Caffeine content for coffee, tea, soda, and My best advice is to promore. Accessed 10/16/13.


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• BEAUTY

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Shimmer & Shine There’s a holiday beauty eye trend for you, and local beauty expert Jacqueline Starr-Hubert is here to help you find it.

20s: SILVER AND GOLD

30s: ALL THAT GLITTERS

When it comes to holiday makeup, these two shades should be your staples. Just remember, don’t overdo it. Less is more when it comes to glitter, especially on your face. Apply wet for a more intense look.

Just because your 20s are behind you doesn’t mean that shimmer is off-limits. In fact, it’s the only way to go. I suggest investing in a neutral glitter powder.

Recommendation: Motives Gem Dust, $12.

Recommendation: Motives Bronzing Shimmer Powder, $24.50; and for your lids, Makeup For Ever Diamond Powder Shimmer White Gold, $25.

MAKE THE MOST out of your holiday look by glamming those eyes! We communicate through our eyes, so why not make them pop! One should consider the current holiday trends determined by industry experts, but let’s be honest—some runway makeup is more wacky than wearable. Over-the-top creations were put aside this year in favor of time-honored techniques recast with a fresh spin. A little sparkle goes a long way when trying to get into the festive spirit. Remember the cardinal rule: Focus on one area of your face. If you choose a dramatic eye, keep your lip color subtle, and vice versa. Breaking this rule will create an overdone look, which usually adds years to your face, and that is a big no-no!

40s: SPARKLY LIDS If you long for the lush, full lashes seen on actresses, models, and rock queens, lash extensions are the rage, but with every new idea, there are trade-offs. Latisse from Allergan is my choice for beautiful lashes. This product does take several weeks to see measurable results and is “idiot are risks related to this product, so once again, “idi proof.” f ” There Th check with a medical provider. In the interest of time, let’s keep it simple—lash primer is the fastest and most inexpensive way to build dramatic lashes! Recommendation: Motives Lash Primer, $15.95 and L’Oreal Double Extend Primer & Mascara, $10.95

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Choose a shadow in a lighter shade with finely milled shimmer. You want light-reflecting qualities without the hard edge of metal. Recommendation: Motives Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Pink Gold, $12; and Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color Cameo, $23.

50s AND BEYOND: EMBRACE PURPLE As long as you keep it simple, there’s no reason you can’t experiment with colors this holiday season. For a pop of color, apply purple eyeliner in violet on your lower lash line. Choose a plum shade over a pastel so it doesn’t wash out your complexion. Using shimmer on your cheeks will finish the look. Recommendation: CoverGirl Liquiline Blast in violet, $7.


2014

• RELATIONSHIPS

Hunting Season Relationship expert Lea Haben offers tips to avoid falling into a cougar or manther trap. WELL, LADIES AND gentlemen, it’s that fabulous time of year again. As the weather cools down, the “cougars” and “manthers” (definition: the male version of a cougar; an older man who preys on younger women) are heating up and on the prowl as hunting season begins. Here are a few tips on how to avoid them.

MANTHER, OR PUSHYCAT? Dear Lea, I am out of a 20-year marriage as of about a year ago, and I find it difficult to go out around town. I am in my early 40s, and every time I have gone out with my friends, these old men try hitting on us. They are old and trying to wear the jeans and shirts of much-younger men, and I find them to be ridiculous and obnoxious at times. They have a good 20 years on my girlfriends and me. What can we do to get them to leave us alone? I am frightened to go anywhere because of them. Dear Frightened, It’s easy to understand how this can be upsetting to you after having been married for so long—you probably haven’t seen a manther up close and personal.The manthers are fairly easy to spot, as they have moved out of a midlife crisis and slid into late-life crisis. Being polite and saying no is always good, but never sit at a bar in Scottsdale as they will stand behind you under the guise of ordering a drink and never leave. These guys are usually harmless, but you just have to be very clear and let them know that you aren’t interested. Most of the time, these are nice guys who just happen to be lonely. One last thing: Talk with your girlfriends before going out so you can avoid the manther hangouts.

MIXIN’ WITH A VIXEN Dear Lea, I have a neighbor who has been divorced for several years now and is absolutely ridiculous at our neighborhood parties. None of us know her very well, but she dresses too provocatively and has her eyes on everyone

else’s husband, and she makes us all nervous. She is about 45, and while I admit she looks fabulous for her age, I hate the way she flirts and hangs onto my husband, who is 32. I have yet to see her date anyone her own age. She makes me incredibly uncomfortable, and several of my girlfriends feel the same way. What should we do? Dear Uncomfortable, It’s quite possible she’s unaware of how she makes you feel. Why not get to know her a bit and find out what her real motivations are? It could be that she just needs a good friend to tell her how her actions are appearing to the other neighbors. Remember, getting old is never easy, but it’s especially hard on women because we’re under constant scrutiny by the media, fashion, and one another. Why not invite her out for coffee or a cocktail and get to know her before making your final decision about her?

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• FLAVOR

Roasted Pears with Grilled Beer Bratwurst and Honey Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald shares the flavors of this tasty dish served up in a cast-iron skillet. A CAST-IRON skillet is the perfect vessel to entertain with, as well as a really versatile tool. Let me give you a few examples. Did you know that if you turn the skillet upside down and heat it in a 450 degree oven, it can be used as a pizza stone? Or if you bring it along to a tailgate event, the residual heat in the pan will remain and keep your food much hotter than foil does? Or let’s get scientific! When metal is heated to extreme levels of temperature, the cast iron in this case expands. When it swells, lingering flavors of whatever you cooked that day will remain in the pan when the cooking vessel is cooled. I have a cast-iron skillet that I’ve used in many, many cooking capers over the last six years. I can simply season a chicken breast with salt and pepper, cook it in the pan, and end up with Mexican, Italian, and Cajun flavors. Now that the cool winter months are upon us, so is the wonderful task of entertaining our loved ones, family, friends, dogs, and neighbors. And, boy do I have a perfect meal for you! The successful key to this dish is, of course, the cast-iron skillet! Heated to high and doused with a good drizzle of olive oil, the sautéed onions, garlic, pears, and local organic honey you add into the pan begin to caramelize. The pears become glazed, and the onions turn a rich brown color. It’s such a beautiful sight! Warm spices like cinnamon and cloves are accompanied by cayenne pepper and fennel seeds that will make you fall out of your seat—they’re that good! Costarring alongside the sweet-and-savory caramelized pears in this dish is beer sausage. Scored with a parry knife so that they don’t burst in the oven, the fatty, nutty sausages are just perfect when seared in the pan and allowed to slowly cook and marry with all of the flavors from the onions, garlic, spices, pears, and a splash of dry white wine.

Now, let’s talk plating. Forget classic style—serve it family style in the skillet. When you remove the cast-iron skillet from the oven, allow it to slightly cool at least 10 minutes and place it on top of a rustic burlap sack in the center of the table on top of a wooden crate. This is such a gorgeous presentation, and it really brings the whole family together with a bread-breaking setting. Stay merry, and cheers, friends!

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beer bratwurst Tbs. olive oil bosc pears, halved white onion, thinly sliced Tbs. honey Tbs. brown sugar, dark Tsp. cinnamon Tsp. cayenne pepper Tsp. fennel seeds, crushed cup dry white wine orange, zested and juiced

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Heat a grill pan to high heat and cook each sausage for 1–2 minutes on each side

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until grill marks appear. Remove from the pan and set aside. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add the oil and cook the pears facedown with the onions in the pan for 2–3 minutes. Add in the honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and fennel. Cook for 3–4 minutes until the pears are glazed. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and the zested and juiced orange. Cook until reduced by half on a simmer. Transfer the pears to an oven-safe baking dish. Layer the sausages on top. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the sausages are fully cooked and just browned.


2014

• JEWELS

One-of-a-Kind, or a Dime a Dozen? Jewelry expert Scott Bohall compares mass-produced foreign pieces and original designs. CAN YOU IMAGINE going into a fine restaurant

and ordering a dinner that was packaged in China and the kitchen simply pops it into the microwave before serving it to you? The majority of the jewelry bought in the U.S. is mass-produced outside our country, yet most buyers are impressed by the name brand or the fancy decor of the store it was purchased in. Granted, there is good manufacturing done overseas, but it’s a bit unethical to not tell the buyer what they are getting. Often, a customer will tell me that they really like a designer. I ask where that jewelry is made, and rarely does anyone know. A famous designer of silver jewelry has most of it made in Bali and China. A famous brand that’s sold in department stores buys existing designs in Thailand and just stamps their name on them. The question I always ask is, would you still pay the same designer name amount for mass production if you knew it was mass-produced? The answer is usually no. There’s a reason that a chef can make chicken taste better than fast-food chicken nuggets. If you can understand the difference

between flavored powder mixed with water and freshly squeezed orange juice, then you can understand the one between gems that are made in a laboratory test tube and those that are 100 percent natural from the earth. More than half the people who own lab-created gems don’t know that they’re not genuine. Most people selling jewelry don’t know enough about what they are selling, and some are also not so ethical about disclosure even though it’s federal law. Always get in writing whether you’re purchasing genuine gems or stones created in a lab. Also, ask what type of treatments the gems have had. This gives you a way to return them if it turns out that you made a bad purchase. Asking what country the jewelry was made is a great question. By law, the seller must have the answer. Most won’t. If the jewelry is actually made by the store you buy it from, ask whether it’s one-of-a-kind or made in a mold. No matter where it was made, ask what the return policy is. Ask what happens if the jewelry should have problems. Check with your homeowners about insuring new jewelry, or contact a private insurance company like Jewelers Mutual.  To learn more fine gems, visit jewelry expert Scott Bohall’s website at treasuresforyou.com. If you don’t know jewelry, know your jeweler. DECEMBER 2013 | JANUARY 2014

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Writer Lynette Carrington on the versatile stylings of a Valley band that gets the party started. DO YOU LOVE Beyoncé, Neil Diamond, and AC/DC? How about Rihanna, Journey, and Johnny Cash? Then The Instant Classics are right up your alley. The Valley band has been around since 2005 when Chaparral High School alum Todd Middleman founded the band. Although there’s no convenient label that you could slap on this versatile and talented band, fans all across the Valley and the country know that The Instant Classics make the party. The Instant Classics are known for artfully mastered covers of everyone from The GoGo’s and Katy Perry to The Beatles and The Black Eyed Peas. The band’s members are Todd Middleman (bassist), Brian Martin (guitar), Sean Mullaney (vocals and guitar), Alexandra Ncube (lead vocals), Jenn Taber (lead vocals), and Ryan Baker (drums). Valley residents Middleman and Martin have respectively nearly 35 years of thumpin’ experience on the bass and slaying it on guitar. Baker has been hitting the skins in style for 20 years, and Ncube, Taber, and Mullaney have backgrounds in musical theater and acting. Together, they are not only some of the most talented local musicians in the industry but also among the most fun. Go to any gig by The Instant Classics, and you’ll know why they’re in constant demand. “As the Instant Classics, we are completely devoted to our audience, give them a party atmosphere—we want to win them over for life,” Middleman says. “As the founder and manager, I also owe it to the band to make sure we’re running a smart business. Both things are very important.” The band books regular gigs at Copper Blues in downtown Phoenix. One specialty of The Instant Classics is their insanely entertaining live-band karaoke. Imagine hopping onstage and being Madonna, Adam Levine, or Pink. At the drop of a hat, The Instant Classics can conjure more than a hundred songs for live karaoke and back anybody with full vocals and instruments. It’s a massive adrenaline rush for amateurs who grab the mic. Other Valley professionals even like to get in on the action because they know how much fun it is to have a spur-of-the-moment jam. Corporate events are another specialty of The Instant Classics. In the past few years,


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they’ve played on a luxury yacht in Miami for Hewlett-Packard, at Westin Kierland for Smuckers, and at Bellagio in Las Vegas for AT&T. In 2012, the group performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Companies trust The Instant Classics to deliver a party experience and be completely flexible with their genres. Brides and grooms are also booking The Instant Classics because they know how to entertain a crowd. Wedding parties can also custom-tailor wedding entertainment to suit a theme. “We love playing weddings, and we always strive to give the bride, groom, and their families exactly what they want and provide an experience as unforgettable as the wedding itself,” Middleman says. Weddingwire.com has embraced the band as a wedding entertainment darling, and the rave reviews speak for themselves on yelp.com and theknot.com. Back in 2010, Phoenix New Times named The Instant Classics “Best Live Band Karaoke.” If you’ve ever had the inkling to unleash your inner rock star, this band will indulge your every whim.

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• EVENT CALENDAR

Compiled by Kristin Caliendo

Things to Do… DECEMBER

The Shops at Norterra will be getting into the spirit with Santa Saturdays at Elevate Coffee Co. Squeeze in last-minute shopping while the kids work on a festive craft and take a free photo with Santa. Northeast corner of I-17 & Happy Valley Road., Phoenix. norterrashopping.com

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Take a ride on the Santa Claus Express every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday through Dec. 22. The train pulls away from the depot with two VIEs (Very Important Elves) aboard. Share a magical moment with jolly Saint Nick—children get to take home their very own special coloring book. Clarkdale, AZ. For information on purchasing tickets, visit verdecanyonrr.com

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Bring the kids and get in the holiday spirit during Story Time with PBS Channel 8. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while special guest characters read classic holiday stories. Admission is free. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. shopdesertridge.com

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Enjoy the 4th Annual Holiday Pet Festival. Bring your pet to this animal lovers’ paradise with over 100 booths sponsored by PetSmart that feature the latest in pet products, pet foods, and pet-related services. Celebrate the unconditional love at the purr-fect event for pet enthusiasts. Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. holidaypetfestival.com

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Enjoy a perfect night of entertainment at the 11th Annual Organ Christmas Concert. Professor Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio perform a concert of holiday music and magic. Arizona State University— Herberger Institute for Design Arts. Mill Avenue and University Drive, Tempe. herbergerinstitute.asu.edu

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Lace up your running shoes, bring your chocolate cravings, and participate in the Phoenix Hot Chocolate 15/5K Race at Salt River Fields, otherwise known as America’s Sweetest Race. 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. hotchocolate15k.com/phoenix

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If you haven’t yet posted your letter to the North Pole, there’s still time to get in some exceptional shopping and good cheer at The Carefree Christmas Festival. An electric light parade and spectacular fireworks show will delight spectators of all ages at the Carefree Desert Gardens and the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Take part in the pet parade and stroll around in a horse-drawn carriage. 101 Easy St., Carefree. carefreechristmasfestival.com

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Fleischer, a Leonard Bernstein fellow, conducts The Phoenix Symphony in the Valley’s most popular New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy the seasonal classics of this joyous and popular musical celebration that is sure to please. Symphony Hall. One North First Street, Suite 200, Phoenix. phoenixsymphony.org

Gracing the stage at the MIM is the Grammy Awardwinning Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show. Prepare to be entertained by one of the most notable jazz-vocal ensembles in music history. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. mim.org

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The Phoenix Symphony presents a New Year’s Eve Celebration. End the year on a high note as Randall Craig

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The seventh annual ArabHorse Farm Tour proudly invites you to attend the tour in sunny Scottsdale. This is a must-attend event unlike any other in the world. Here is the perfect way to welcome in the New Year! Scottsdale’s most prominent Arabian horse farms open their doors to welcome the public to enjoy National Champion horses, meet top trainers, and learn more about this incredible breed. Free to attend. For locations and times, visit arabhorse.com.


…in the Valley JANUARY

The Big 12 champion will face a BCS at-large opponent in the 43rd Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale. The 2014 game will be the last Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in the BCS era. fiestabowl.org

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Watch one of the longest-running and most-beloved musicals in Broadway history: Fiddler on the Roof. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theater, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. desertstages.org

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Set foot into the lap of luxury at the World’s greatest collectorcar auction, the BarrettJackson Collector Car Show at Westworld of Scottsdale. Whether you’re into classics, muscle cars, or exotics, there’s plenty to see and do at this famous event. 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. barrett-jackson.com

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Get your run on at one of the country’s most popular weekend sporting events! Whether you’re an avid runner or just enjoy setting healthy goals, the P.F. Chang’s Rock ’n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon has something for everyone. There’s a full marathon, a kids’ run, a vendor expo, and even a bike tour. runrocknroll.competitor.com/Arizona

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The streets of downtown Carefree come alive with culture and sophistication as 165 artists contribute over 5,000 pieces of art for the public to enjoy during the 21st annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival. Make your way on down to Easy Street and Ho Hum Drive, and take pleasure in the selections of fine wines while soaking in creativity. thunderbirdartists.com/carefree

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Stroll the romantic streets of Paris as Arizona Opera presents La Boheme at Phoenix’s Symphony Hall. One N. First St., Suite 200, Phoenix. azopera.org

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Go back in time and get your groove on to The Music of ABBA with ARRIVAL from Sweden at Highlands Church. 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale. azmusicfest.org

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The Monterra Showcase Party debuted the newly remodeled Monterra events venue at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Chef Michael DeMaria of M Catering, the exclusive catering and events provider for Monterra, was on hand during the invitation-only soiree that showcased the venue’s distinct vignettes throughout the nearly 13,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor space. Monterra at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. monterracatering.com Photos by Harley Bonham

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Some 12,442 polo fans, exotic car aficionados, horse lovers, and fashionistas descended on the Penfolds Polo Field at WestWorld on the weekend of Nov. 2 for the 2013 Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati Polo Championships. Many of them stopped by the North Valley Magazine/East Valley Magazine Jo London-themed marquee to get copies of the publications and to pose for a picture.

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Tabitha At the shelter, I am a rather shy girl, which makes it hard for people to get to know the real me. However, in a home environment, I am a complete sweetheart! I like to spend my days sleeping in your bed, playing around the house, and bird-watching from the window. I keep my space very clean and groom myself regularly. I am told I have a very unique purr, too! I am well behaved and do not scratch anything that I am not supposed to and absolutely love to play with fake mice and wand toys. I am comfortable around large dogs as long as they let me go about my business. I would be a great companion for someone who lives alone. Tabitha’s adoption fee is $50, which includes her spay, microchip, and

Hi! I’m Gus! I love affection and all-around love! I will seek out attention, especially if it will get me a good petting. I would love to find a home with a nice lap I could sit on all day. Jack Russells are known for being pretty stubborn, so my new owner should be familiar with my breed. We’re also known for being very smart and great for training! Come visit me at the AAWL! Gus’ adoption fee is $125, which includes his neuter, microchip, and vaccines. ***Gus is sponsored by Barb Flitton***

vaccines.Tabitha’s adoption fee is $50, which includes her spay, microchip, and vaccines.

Snow You know how sometimes there’s that special dog... the one that makes your heart skip a beat? The one you never forget? I want to be that dog for you! Hi, I’m Snow. I’m a sweet, gentle soul looking for my fur-ever home. Do you think you could be that family for me? One that gives me all the love and attention I need? I would love it so much if you came to meet me—oh, and don’t forget to bring the whole family! I would probably be best as the only dog in the house on account of the fact that I love to hog all the attention. Hope to see you soon! Snow’s adoption fee is $125, which includes his neuter, microchip, and vaccines.

Alice

Like another famous Alice, I am a girl who is having an adventure of hers own! I was adopted and unfortunately returned back to the shelter, which felt like falling through a rabbit hole. However, that has not stopped me from being one lovable kitty! I am fi lled with spunk and love to play with toys and explore my surroundings! My fur is very soft, and the black smudge on my face makes me easily recognizable. If you are looking for a cat that is both sweet and fun, I’m your gal! I would just love a wonderland to call my own. Alice’s adoption fee is $50, which includes her spay, microchip, and vaccines.

Sasha I am Sasha! I’m a pretty cat with a personality that is just as appealing as my looks! I’m a calm and polite kitty that will wait for people to come to me, so I often end up getting overlooked at the shelter. However, if you introduce yourself, I am normally very receptive to receiving love and attention! I like nice, gentle pets and may even enjoy getting brushed with a rubber Zoom Groom! I will definitely need a cat condo in my new home, as I like to hang out and take naps in high places. Of course, a scratching post and some toys will be a must, too! Let’s meet and see if we would make great companions! Sasha’s adoption fee is $50, which includes her spay, microchip, and vaccines.

Cassie Hello! My name is Cassie. I’m here at Arizona Animal Welfare League waiting for my dream family. I already have some training down, but would love to know more. It’s going to be so much fun learning together. The perfect family for me would taking me running and exercising every day and also give me lots of activities and puzzle toys to figure out. I also like to think of myself as a lap dog. I mean, why should size or weight matter—I like to cuddle! I can be friends with other dogs, but I prefer the submissive type. Kids are great, but sometimes I get spooked from the loud noises they make. Anyway, enough about me. Come to the shelter to say hi so I can learn about you. Cassie’s adoption fee is $125, which includes her spay, microchip, and vaccines.

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