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1. The 15-year drought in the Southwest has only intensified. Lake Mead, the reservoir for parts of Arizona, other Western states and Mexico, fell to a historic low point in June. However, water managers expect to stave off a shortage in 2017 due to an unusually wet spring and a multi-state agreement to take less water out of Lake Mead. Catch up on our drought coverage at water. azcentral.com.

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raise its solar fee for new rooftop customers to $21 a month from $5. 3. Arizona’s largest employer is now Banner Health. After its merger with the University of Arizona Medical System, the hospital company counts more than 38,000 employees, up about 8,000 over the past year. The Phoenix-based nonprofit will add more employees later this year with the acquisition of Payson Regional Medical Center. Walmart, the largest employer for the past several years, has 32,000 employees in the state.

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Arizona’s art and culture scene growing up WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT THE ARTS-AND-CULTURE

scene in metro Phoenix? Well, for starters, you’ll never feel underdressed. At a night at the opera or the ballet, you’ll see tuxes and cocktail dresses alongside khaki shorts and polo shirts. This is blazing-hot Arizona, after all, where every day is casual Friday. But more importantly, producers and presenters are doing everything they can to make audiences feel welcome and update the nose-in-the-air reputation of “the arts.” That’s so 20th century. The Valley has all the multimillion-dollar arts center and big museums you would expect of a big and growing metropolis, but it also pays to seek out the hidden gems. There’s the Phoenix Chorale, for example, which has won Grammy Awards and earned an international reputation for elegant artistry under maestro

Charles Bruffy. And there’s the Tempe-based Childsplay, a professional theater for young audiences that is dedicated to developing new work that stand the test of time, with many of its world-premiere plays moving on to productions at theaters around the country. Don’t overlook the plethora of attractions throughout the Valley. We’ve got arts and crafts festivals and car shows, film events and the iconic APS Electric Light Parade. There’s so much to see and explore here, from Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Taliesin West, to the funky public art and murals that have added spice to Phoenix’s revitalized urban core. This is still a young city, but in 2015, it’s all grown up and ready to flex its cultural muscles.

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There’s so much to see and do in Phoenix, thanks to an abundance of unique attractions — from the performing arts to museums. Soak up some culture with a visit to one of the Valley’s many venues. ASU Gammage, a Tempe landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, hosts the latest hits direct from Broadway. The 2015-16 kicks off Oct. 20 with the naughty blockbuster “The Book of Mormon” and features last year’s Tony Award-winning “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” as well as “If/Then,” starring Idina Menzel. Broadway buffs also can get their musical-comedy fix at Phoenix Theatre, the state’s oldest performing-arts company, and Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria, while Arizona Theatre Company produces contemporary dramas and comedies at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Performing-arts aficionados will want to look up the Phoenix Symphony, which serves an audience of more than 300,000 annually, in both its main Symphony Hall in Phoenix as well as other venues around the state. In its second year under maestro Tito Muñoz, the symphony is Arizona’s only full-time, professional orchestra and often plays with pop and Broadway stars such as Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Botti, both coming this season. Symphony Hall also is home to Ballet Arizona, led by acclaimed choreographer Ib Andersen, who was one of the final proteges of the great George Balanchine. And Arizona Opera is reaching out to new audiences with its “Arizona Bold” initiative featuring newer works such as the magical-realist “Florencia en el Amazonas,” sung in Spanish, in November. If museums are your cup of tea, plan a visit to the Heard Museum, which traces Arizona’s roots through its many collections that feature the voices and work of the American Indian culture. Make sure to check out the First Fridays art walk, where you can take the Valley Metro light rail through downtown

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Phoenix and view work from some of the Valley’s top artists while enjoying live entertainment and freshly prepared meals. Receive free admission to the Phoenix Art Museum on First Fridays and check out the ever-changing exhibits they have to offer. One of the Valley’s newest museums, the Musical Instrument Museum, is home to more than 14,000 different items from the five major regions of the world. In addition to its instrument and artist exhibits, the MIM is the site of live musical performances that encompass various genres from around the globe. City-owned venues such as the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Mesa Arts Center bring in touring performances of classical, jazz and pop music as well as theater, dance and comedy. If you want to get closer to nature, stop by the Phoenix Zoo, where you can stroll through the grounds and see more than 1,400 animals, including the Komodo Dragon, the Bornean Orangutan and the Mexican Gray Wolf. Get up close and personal with giraffe feedings and camel rides, or pay a visit to the petting zoo. If entomology is your thing, pay a visit to Butterfly Wonderland, an indoor rain forest environment in Scottsdale where you can walk through the butterfly’s habitat. One may even land on your shoulder! Westsiders have their own place to go with a little more exotic flair at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Litchfield Park. It boasts more than 600 species of exotic and endangered animals, mainly from Africa and South America. The Arizona Science Center offers one of the largest collection of hands-on activities in the country. Whether you want to learn about the weather or the human anatomy, there’s an exhibit for you. The IMAX and Planetarium feature state-of-the-art technology that will take you on a journey to the ends of the earth and beyond.

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Discover the perfect balance of culinary entertainment that is uniquely Arizona. Start by sampling from a grand variety of restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers. Then sit down to dinner with celebrities, glean techniques from food industry leaders, enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch and keep the fun flowing at the after-party. Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts Nov. 13-15 480-837-1654 Free Admission For more than 40 years, Fountain Hills has hosted its annual fall craft show that features nearly 500 artisans with various mediums of arts and crafts. The event also features live music, food vendors and a beer garden. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Nov. 15 866-408-RACE (7223) Prices Vary Every year, Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale hosts some of the most intense and competitive races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 is the semifinal race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Watch as the nation’s best drivers race 312 miles to the finish line. Phoenix Zoolights Nov. 24-Jan. 11 602-273-1341 Prices Vary Kick off the holidays with a visit to this staple of the Valley. Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo featured more than 3.8 million lights that covered 700 different lights displays in 2014. Get into the spirit of the season with special attractions, including the Music in Motion light shows.

Arizona International Auto Show Nov. 26-29 717-671-4300 Prices Vary The Arizona International Auto Show rolls into the Phoenix Convention Center after Thanksgiving and will feature new vehicles for the 2016 model year.

DECEMBER APS Electric Light Parade Dec. 5 602-534-3378 Free For more than 25 years, spectators have lined the Parade route on Central Avenue between Montebello and Camelback, then east to Seventh Street and down to Indian School Road, to watch the floats with thousands of lights.

JANUARY Fiesta Bowl Parade Jan. 2 480-350-0900 Prices Vary As it winds its way through downtown Phoenix, the Fiesta Bowl will bring the majesty and history of the southwest to life. The parade features floats, balloons, specialty groups and a number of high school marching bands from around the country. The parade is free to the public, but premium seating can be purchased for $25. Barrett-Jackson Car Auction Jan. 23-31 480-421-6694 Prices Vary For decades, Barrett-Jackson has been a world-renown car auction, offering only the finest selection of collector vehicles from classics and muscle cars to one-of-akind finds. In addition to the car auction at CONTINUES NEXT PAGE ❱❱

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Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace in Gold Canyon. This medieval journey transports you back to a time when knights and jesters ruled the world.

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Mild weather and golf’s biggest stars combine to make to make the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale one of the premier destinations on the PGA circuit. Last year’s winner, Brooks Koepka, will try to defend his title. After hitting the tees, watch popular music stars take the stage at the world-famous Coors Light Birds Nest.

Browse through artwork from some of the Southwest’s most creative artists, and sample fine wines and chocolate at this upscale event that takes place at one of Scottsdale’s most visually stunning locations, the Scottsdale Waterfront.

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Bread is king at Kneaders Bakery and Cafe, where French toast is a favorite.

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After summer hibernation, Valley’s food scene heating up THE WEATHER’S BEEN HOT , but the restaurant

scene has been fairly quiet this summer. While a rash of high-profile openings are slated for later this year, the past few months have mostly brought us more locations for old favorites, interspersed with a handful of new openings. Popular local chains continue to expand, while restaurants from places like Chicago and Iowa have made their first appearances in Arizona. Of course, some new local offerings have

cropped up as well, including meaty standbys like steak and barbecue, plus Italian and Southwestern — sometimes under the same roof. And the desert is getting a little less dry, as seafood has proven to be the year’s most popular restaurant theme. So look for some of your favorite restaurants a little closer to home, be sure to check out the handful of new local independents, and get ready for a busy end to the year, because a huge wave of exciting openings is just around the corner.

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DINING Here’s a look at some of the Valley’s newest unique and delicious dining destinations as listed by reporter Jennifer McClellan. Angry Crab Shack 2740 S. Alma School Road, Mesa 480-730-2722 2808 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 602-956-3088 Coming soon to Ahwatukee, Goodyear and Peoria angrycrabshack.com

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Not only does the Angry Crab Shack serve spectacular seafood, but the prices are a steal and the eat-with-your-hands experience is just plain fun. The signature offerings are bags of Southern-boil-style seafood. Offerings include blue crab, shrimp, clams, lobster and crawfish. Once you pick your protein, choose among seven seasons. Petersen’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream 366 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert petersenicecream.com This charming sweets shop at Gilbert’s Heritage Marketplace sells ice cream by the scoop, in waffle bowls, as sundaes, in frappes and in smoothies. Cinnamon, cookie dough, green mint chocolate chip and peach are among the flavors. A short food menu includes meatball sandwiches, Italian beef and hot dogs. Petersen’s opened near Chicago in 1919. The company’s Scottsdale branch closed in April. Bonefish Grill 12811 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix 602-788-2620 bonefishgrill.com Craving rainbow trout, sea scallops, Atlantic salmon or Chilean sea bass? Bonefish Grill has you covered. The restaurant chain, founded in Florida, opened its first Phoenix branch in January across from Paradise Valley Mall. Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish prepared to order over a wood-burning grill. U.S. Egg Valley-wide locations useggrestaurant.com Maybe breakfast is your thing. With its 16

Scottsdale Commons shopping plaza opening, U.S. Egg now has six locations around the Valley to help you get the day off to a great start. The family-friendly restaurant is best known for its giant protein cakes, but it also serves omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, burritos, skillets, burgers and salads.

opened in Gilbert in June. Try the BLT, with two types of bacon (hickory-smoked and Canadian) and mozzarella, provolone and Cheddar cheeses, topped with mayonnaise, lettuce and diced tomatoes. Pasta, sandwiches, wings and ice cream round out the menu. Takeout and delivery available.

Kneaders Bakery and Café Valley-wide locations kneaders.com

Preston’s at the Citadel

This Utah-based chain, a haven for bread lovers, has quickly been opening spots around the Valley in the past year. It specializes in breakfast, sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and breakfast items. The bread is made from scratch daily. Among the menu items are the turkey bacon avocado sandwich on focaccia and, for dessert, cannoli. Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream 263 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-474-4500 happyjoes.com This Iowa-based, family-friendly pizza chain known for its inventive creations

8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale 480-629-5087

prestonsscottsdale.com An affordable steakhouse concept from Charles Schwerd, the eatery is named after his grandfather, who was a butcher. Schwerd himself has plenty of experience in the beef business, too, as owner of Arrowhead Grill in Glendale. Diners can expect the usual classic American lineup of prime steaks in a variety of cuts from rib eye to Porterhouse to tomahawk, prime rib, whole roasted chicken carved tableside, swordfish and wild salmon.

Stone and Vine Urban Italian 9343 E. Shea Blvd. #100, Scottsdale 480-451-1850 1035 W. Queen Creek Road, Chandler

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stoneandvine.com Chandler’s Octotillo neighborhood was selected for the second Stone and Vine Urban Italian, which opened there in the spring. Patrons can sit back in the dining room, have dinner with a lake view on the patio or pull up a seat with pals for a casual night at the bar and cocktail area. With its original branch in Scottsdale, Stone and Vine boasts a seasonally inspired menu for lunchtime, happy hour and dinner crowds. COURTESY BONEFISH GRILL

Toscana Osteria 19420 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 623-777-1868 pomopizzeria.com Toscana Osteria, which shares a dining room with Pomo Pizzeria, boasts a full menu of Northern Italian Emilia-Romagna dishes. Chef Massimo Bassetto will lead the kitchen, making such fresh pasta as pappardelle, tagliatelle and lasagna, along with main dishes with chicken, veal, pork and seafood. Oregano’s Pizza Bistro Valley-wide locations oreganos.com With the March opening of this popular pizzeria in Goodyear, the Valley has 15 Oregano’s branches. A 16th location is scheduled to open in Queen Creek by the year’s end. The menu features starters, wings, salads, pizzas, soups, sandwiches, pastas and dessert. It

still uses the same recipes for its signature pizzas and pasta sauces as it did when it opened its first location in Scottsdale in 1993. Hogs & Hops BBQ 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-947-3214 hogsnhopsbbq.com Look for what restaurateur Joey Maggiore calls regionalstyle barbecue “taking inspiration from all types of BBQ styles,” painted in a palette of brisket, pulled pork that’s hickory smoked for 14 hours. That means dressings like sweet Memphis-style BBQ sauce, mildly spicy apple cider vinegar Carolina BBQ sauce, or spicy dry rub.

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DID YOU KNOW The infamous 16th hole at the Phoenix Open already was widely regarded as the loudest on the PGA Tour. Then Tiger Woods turned the dial up to 11. Just 21, and yet to win his first major championship, on Jan. 25, 1997, Woods hit the shot heard ‘round TPC Scottsdale, a hole-in-one on the 16th during the third round. The gallery went crazy, showering the place with beer cups and other debris. It really hasn’t calmed down since.

Jim Meyers loosens-up on the first tee at Papago Golf Course.

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Arizona’s golf problem: which course to choose IT’S NOT A STRETCH TO SAY THE VALLEY IS A GOLFER’S PARADISE IN THE WINTER. You can’t throw a 3-wood without hitting a course that has appeared on one top-10 list or another. From the far northwest Valley to north Scottsdale and Cave Creek to the East Valley there are more than 200 courses to choose from. The clubs are ready to go, and so are you. But there’s a problem. Among those 200 golf courses, which ones should you play this winter? Consider this your tour guide, from the inexpensive and easy-to-play municipal courses to the expensive and you-better-bring-a-lot-of-golf balls resort courses.

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Here are just a very few of Arizona’s captivating, can’tmiss, can’t-wait-to-tee-off courses:

MUNICIPALS Papago Golf Course 5595 E. Moreland St., Phoenix 602-275-8428 papagogolfcourse.net

Papago Golf Course in Phoenix once hosted an LPGA event, and it’s the future home of the Arizona State men’s and women’s golf teams. It has the wide open spaces to accommodate the weekend hacker and the length (7,333 yards) to challenge the best of golfers. Maryvale Golf Course 5902 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix 623-846-4022 phoenix.gov/parks/golf/ phoenix-golf-courses/ maryvale Par: 72 Yardage: 6,646 Located in the West Valley, Maryvale Golf Course is an ode to days gone by, with tree-lined fairways and greens that don’t resemble a roller coaster. Encanto Golf Course 2775 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix 602-253-3963 18-hole course phoenix.gov/parks/golf/ phoenix-golf-courses/ encanto-18 Par: 70 Yardage: 6,361 9-hole course phoenix.gov/parks/golf/ phoenix-golf-courses/ encanto-9

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Par: 72 Yardage: 7,333

Par: 30 Yardage: 1,730 Encanto Golf Course in central Phoenix has an 18-hole course and a nine-hole layout. It’s the perfect place to teach the kids how to play. Ken McDonald Golf Course 800 E. Divot Drive, Tempe 480-350-5250 golftempeaz.com/ ken-mcdonald Par: 72 Yardage: 6,743 Ken McDonald Golf Course in Tempe has two things going for it: It’s easy to play and only a 15-minute drive from the hub of downtown Tempe.

PUBLIC Raven Golf Club 3636 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix 602-243-3636 ravenphx.com Par: 72 Yardage: 7,078 The Raven Golf Club in southcentral Phoenix is a welcome relief from the desert courses

that populate the Valley. With its 7,000 imported pine trees it really is an oasis in the desert. Plus, you can spray your drive and still find your golf ball.

Southern Dunes Golf Club is a bit out of the way in Maricopa, but its links design and 109 bunkers are well worth the drive.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club 18200 E. Toh Vee Circle, Fort McDowell 480-836-9000 wekopa.com

Quintero Golf Club 16752 W. State Route 74, Peoria 928-501-1500 quinterogolf.com

Cholla Course Par: 72 Yardage: 7,225

Par: 72 Yardage: 7,208

Saguaro Course Par: 71 Yardage: 6,966 We-Ko-Pa Golf Club has two brilliant 18-hole courses: The Cholla and the Saguaro, which was designed in part by Ben Crenshaw and was built to accommodate golfers who like to walk a course Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club 48456 AZ-238, Maricopa 480-367-8949 golfsoutherndunes.com Par: 72 Yardage: 7,546

Quintero Golf Club opened as a private course but has gone public, and it has the best collection of par-3s in the state. Resort Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale 480-585-4334; 888-400-4001 tpc.com/scottsdale Stadium Course 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale Par: 71 Yardage: 7,216 Champions Course 8243 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale 85260

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Par: 71 Yardage: 7,115 Imagine standing on the par-3 16th tee of the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, and 20,000 people are ready to boo you if you miss the green. That’s one of the cool aspects of playing the TPC Course, the home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Monument Course Par: 72 Yardage: 7,070 Pinnacle Course Par: 71 Yardage: 7,025

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6100 S. Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon 480-982-9449 gcgr.com/-dinosaur-mountain Par: 70 Yardage: 6,653 Dinosaur Mountain at Gold Canyon Resort may be the most underrated course in the Valley. It is spectacularly located at the base of the Superstition Mountains, and its elevation changes will take your breath away.

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Arizona Golf Association: AZGolf.org; 602-944-3035 or 800-458-8484.

wigwamgolf.com Gold Course Yardage: 7,430

Professional Golf Association (PGA): PGA.com; 561-624-8400.

Heritage Course Par: 72 Yardage: 6,852

U.S. Golf Association: USGA.org; 800-223-0041.

Patriot Course Par: 70 Yardage: 6,000 The Wigwam Resort has three courses, but the best is arguably the Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The Gold plays like a course in the Midwest, with its ponds and northern style oak trees.

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Arizona: get out and enjoy WITH 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE, less than nine inches of annual precipitation and desert preserves that National Geographic magazine once described as “a veritable wilderness in the city,” this is no place to come and sit on the couch. There are more than 200 miles of trails for hiking, biking, trail running or horseback riding in the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve alone. South Mountain Park is said to be the largest municipal park in America. Both offer spectacular mountain views and an up-close look at stately saguaros, bristly cholla and whip-like ocotillos. For runners, there are 16 full marathons and nearly 40 half marathons to choose from, along with countless shorter road races and trail-running events. The Arizona Road Racers is one of the largest running clubs in the country, and the East Valley Runners club is on the rise. Bicyclists will find that Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe have landed on one list or another of the most bicycle friendly cities in the country. And a multi-use system of paths is coming together that will allow spring training baseball fans to ride a bicycle directly to, or very near to, the spring training stadiums of the Cubs, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Giants and Angels.

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LIMITED MOBILITY SHOULDN’T KEEP ANYONE from getting out and exploring Arizona. Many attractions and activities around the state have trails and other facilities that comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and are suitable for most people who have physical challenges. Consider these suggestions from seasoned travelers who rack up serious miles while piloting their wheelchairs. Renata Barnwell and her husband, Richard, built their dream house in Sedona but do most of their outdoor adventuring in nearby Cottonwood. The couple make regular visits to Dead Horse Ranch State Park, a lush riparian gem on the banks of the Verde River. “There’s something special about that particular park,” says Barnwell, who has used a wheelchair since an auto accident 26 years ago. “They’ve created a wonderful design with three fishing ponds and accessible paths that rim these water features. We spend many hours there, camping, picnicking and fishing.” The Canopy Trail is an accessible pathway that makes a quarter-mile loop through a grove of cottonwood trees. Both the Canopy and the lagoon trails are excellent places to spot birds and other wildlife. Dead Horse also offers ADA-compliant restrooms in day-use areas and campgrounds. Barnwell also loves Kartchner Caverns State Park, south of Benson. “Kartchner Caverns is an amazing place to visit if you want to experience going down inside a living, breathing wonderment of nature,” she says. “You do need assistance from someone because of the length and steepness of the path unless you have a power chair.” Both cave paths include curves and inclines, some as steep as 12 percent. There are rest areas and benches, and tours stop frequently. Railings

line most of the pathways. Crutches and walkers are not allowed, but rubber-tipped canes are permitted. The trails are open to most manual and motorized wheelchairs, with some restrictions based on trail dimensions. Wheelchairs must have a seat width of 18 inches or less and must not exceed 30 inches in length. Motorized scooters should not be wider than 30 inches or longer than 40 inches. Manual wheelchairs can be borrowed at no charge. Tucson resident Carolyn Anne Anderson was paralyzed in an SUV rollover crash when she was 17. She began painting as part of her healing process, with her service dog serving as her first model. Pretty soon she was receiving requests from others to paint their dogs. Her career blossomed and she expanded her subject matter. Anderson home-schools her two children, and part of their program involves regular outings. They seek out accessible places with strong educational components. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a popular stop. Two miles of paths crisscross the 21-acre grounds, and every exhibit can be reached by wheelchair, although some

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trails are unpaved and cross small hills. Wheelchairs are available free of charge, and electric scooter wheelchairs can be rented for $25 per day. Anderson also recommends Saguaro National Park East, the Rincon Mountain District. The 8-mile Cactus Forest Drive has multiple pullouts for sightseeing, and the paved, quartermile Desert Ecology Trail follows Javelina Wash. Signs along the way introduce plants and animals of the desert. In the western part of the park, the Tucson Mountain District, the Bajada Loop Drive meanders for 6 miles through scenic cactus forests. The Desert Discovery Trail is a half-mile long, paved and lined with exhibits. There are ramadas and benches along the way. “One of our favorite places to visit is Pima Air & Space Museum,” Anderson says. “The main hangar is all flat and paved, and they do lots of great interactive kids programs. They also offer two riding tours that are wheelchair accessible with advance notice.” For the tour of the outside planes, which represent half of the collection, 30 minutes notice is needed so the wheelchair-accessible tram can be put into service. The other riding tour is the Boneyard/AMARG tour of the storage facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. For that one, a 72-hour notice is required. About 20 years after she was paralyzed from the waist down in an auto accident, Annabel Sclippa decided to take up skydiving. Red Rock Skydiving offers a scenic flight over the red-rock country of the Verde Valley and a free-fall skydive. “Karl Priggee, the owner, facilitated my jump and made me feel completely comfortable and in safe hands — even though we left the plane with a multiple forward roll,” Sclippa says. “As a person with a disability, I have

to say he made the wheelchair literally disappear.” Sclippa operated a popular bedand-breakfast in Cottonwood for five years. Health issues forced her to close the inn, which has given her time to pursue her artistic passions. She works in watercolors, acrylics and oils, and her paintings are displayed in galleries throughout the Verde Valley. One getaway Sclippa recommends for any Sedona visitor is a trip to Crescent Moon Picnic Area, better known as Red Rock Crossing. Not only is the towering formation of Cathedral Rock reflected in the water of Oak Creek one of the most photographed scenes in the Southwest, it’s also very accessible. There’s plenty of parking, accessible picnic tables and restrooms, and wide level paths to the creek. For dinner and a show, the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood offers an old-time chuckwagon supper in a recreated frontier town. All facilities and attractions are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters except for the tractor ride. It’s best to advise of special seating needs in advance. As an artist, Sclippa makes regular trips to Jerome, not an easy place to navigate under the best of circumstances. The former mining town turned arts community clings to the side of Mingus Mountain. “Jerome can be very intimidating,” Sclippa says. “There are essentially four handicapped parking spots in town, one on each level. I just stay on the level where I park. There’s always plenty to see.” Renata Barnwell has this advice for travelers with mobility issues: “When considering a day trip or overnight adventure it’s best to call ahead with specific questions you may have about the property or area you want to visit. You will still be surprised, as it’s almost impossible to plan for every situation that comes up. The unexpected should be part of the adventure. Get out and experience the excitement and beauty of Arizona.”

IF YOU GO Dead Horse Ranch State Park 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood. $7 per vehicle. 928-634-5283, azstateparks.com/Parks/DEHO. Kartchner Caverns State Park 9 miles south of Benson on State Route 90. $6 per vehicle admission fee (waived for those with cave-tour reservations). Tours of the Big Room and Rotunda/Throne Room cost $23 each, $13 for ages 7-13. 520-586-2283 (reservations), 520-586-4100 (information), azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson. $6$19.50. 520-883-1380, www.desertmuseum.org. Saguaro National Park See the website for directions to the Tucson Mountain and Rincon Mountain districts. $10 per vehicle, good for seven days. 520-733-5153, www.nps. gov/sagu. Pima Air & Space Museum 600 Valencia Road, Tucson. Admission is $9-$15.50. Riding tours cost $4-$7. 520-574-0462, www.pimaair.org. Red Rock Skydiving 1003 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood. $225 for a first-time tandem jump. 928-649-8899, www.redrockskydiving. com. Crescent Moon Picnic Area 7 miles southwest of Sedona on Upper Red Rock Loop Road. $10 per vehicle. 928-203-7500, www.fs.usda.gov/ coconino. Blazin’ M Ranch 1875 Mabery Ranch Road, Cottonwood. $19.95-$35.95. 928-634-0334, blazinm.com. Carolyn Anne Anderson’s artwork www.carolynanneanderson.com. Annabel Sclippa’s artwork www.avsclippa.com.

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THE VALLEY IS HOME TO ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST LUXURIOUS INDOOR MALLS, as well as a handful of modern, on-trend outlet malls. There’s something for everyone from Glendale to Gilbert, from Scottsdale to Superstition Springs. The Valley is home to some retailers you can’t find anywhere else in the state such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney’s New York, as well as countless chic, independently owned boutiques nestled among national retailers. Our lush outdoor shopping centers such as Kierland Commons and Biltmore Fashion Park are a haven for those looking to experience the Southwest’s temperate winters in style. And in the summer, the luxurious indoor Scottsdale Fashion Square (pictured above) and the bargain-friendly Tempe Marketplace are destinations for those looking to beat the heat while scoring some deals.

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SHOPPING Whether you want to enjoy the pleasant weather or escape inside, Arizona’s plethora of indoor and outdoor shopping complexes offer the very best in worldclass shopping. Arrowhead Towne Center 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale 623-979-8928 arrowheadtownecenter.com

and Bebe discount shops. The mall has one of the Valleys’ largest Forever 21s and a remodeled super-modern food court, as well as an aquarium and movie theatre. Biltmore Fashion Park 2505 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-955-8400 shopbiltmore.com

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Located next to Wild Horse Pass Casino, Premium Outlets offers more than 90 outlet stores, including Coach, Michael Kors and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Cactus Bowl Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Event: Jan. 2, 8:15 p.m. Tickets: 602-350-0911 or www. fiestabowl.org. Cactus League Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies), 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; Sloan Park (Chicago Cubs), 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Scottsdale; Goodyear Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians), 933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear; Camelback Ranch-Glendale (Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers), 10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix; Surprise Stadium (Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers), 15960 W. Bullard Ave., Surprise; Tempe Diablo Stadium (Los Angeles Angels), 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe; Maryvale Baseball Park (Milwaukee Brewers), 3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix; Peoria Stadium (San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners), 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria; Hohokam Stadium (Oakland Athletics), 1235 N. Center St., Mesa; Scottsdale Stadium (San Francisco Giants), 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale. Season: While schedules have not been announced for 2016 at press time, the Cactus League schedule generally runs late February until the start of April. Go to sports.azcentral.com for more information. Tickets: TBA at mlb.com. College football championship game University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. Event: Jan. 11. Tickets: www. collegefootballplayoff.com/ tickets--1 Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. Event: Jan. 1, 11 a.m. Tickets: 602-350-0911 or www.

fiestabowl.org. Grand Canyon University All sites on Grand Canyon’s campus at 3300 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix. Season: Sports run throughout the school year. Men’s basketball starts its season Nov. 13 against Portland State while the women play their opener Nov. 13 against Hawaii. Tickets: 602-639-8979 or www. gcuarena.com. LPGA JTBC Founders Cup Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix. Event: March 15-March 20, 2016. Tickets: Information TBA at lpga.com. Phoenix International Raceway 11701-11885 W. Indian Springs Road, Avondale. Events: Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR weekend, Nov. 12-15; campingworld.com 500 NASCAR weekend, March 11-13. Tickets: $25-$120 for November, TBA for March via racetickets.com or 866-408-7223. Phoenix Suns Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Season: The Suns open and close the regular season at home, beginning with an Oct. 28 game against the Dallas Mavericks and finishing with an April 13 game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Tickets: $10-$1,154.52 depending on game, seat location at 602-379-Suns (7867) or www.suns.com. PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC of Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Event: Feb. 1-7, 2016. Tickets: From $30 at www. ticketmaster.com or at the gate during the week of the event.

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Arizona Coyotes Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. Season: The Coyotes’ home schedule starts Saturday, Oct. 10, vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. The home schedule runs through Saturday, April 2, against Washington Capitals. Tickets: 30-$425 depending on game, seat location at ticketmaster.com or 602-563-PUCK.

Season: Regular season is under way with home finale scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, vs. the Houston Astros. Tickets: $10-$165 depending on game, seat location at ticketmaster.com or 602-514-8400.


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RESOURCES Arizona Office of Tourism: VisitArizona.com; 866-275-5816. Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau: VisitPhoenix.com; 877-CALLPHX or 602-254-6500 in Arizona. Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau: VisitTucson.org; 800-638-8350.

THE FIRST TIME I WROTE A COLUMN WELCOMING winter visitors, I was wearing braces on my teeth. I was 25 years old, just a few years on the job, and assigned to write a weekly column about winter visitors. I wrote about day-long bocce ball tournaments and epic cribbage games, senior synchronized swim teams, and afternoon yoga classes followed by happy hour. I went to dances at community centers where women outnumbered the men 10 to 1. (Take note, gentlemen.) I tagged along with winter visitors who tutored kids at school, read to shut-ins at nursing homes, and ushered at theaters. It’s been 25 years since then, so I am a lot closer now to retirement age than I am to braces, but I still remember Tap dance class at what I learned about retirement from that gig. the Paradise Valley Sixty isn’t old. Heck, now that I’m 50, even 70 doesn’t Senior Center. seem old. Retiring doesn’t mean you slow down any. Honestly, it was exhausting trying to keep up with everything the winter visitors were doing — and I was still a kid. (I suspect you retired from your jobs so you would have time to fit in everything else.) I remember thinking it was so cute that a group of winter visitors had signed up for tap dancing, even though I had always secretly wanted to learn. Now I take tap dancing classes myself. Because I learned from watching those tappers that life is what you make it. When I retire, I can sit around, monitor the weather on TV, and complain about the noise from next door. Or, I could get up early and hike to the top of South Mountain to watch the sun rise, relishing in the freshness of the new day, and, later, take a bottle of wine to the neighbors’ and see what the party is like. I’ve lived here for 36 years — so I get why you come back every year. Because even though you love a hotdish and the Vikings, it’s cold in Minnesota in the winter. (I’ve been in Arizona so long now that I tug on a jacket once the temperature dips below 74 degrees.) In Arizona, you can swim until Halloween (even longer if the pool is heated), eat outside on Christmas Day, and still take a walk in your shorts in January. You come because the desert is beautiful. And you come because there is so much to do. But I don’t have to tell you that. You know why you return every year. So welcome back. Get busy.

Karina Bland THE REPUBLIC AZCENTRAL.COM

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DID YOU KNOW The new concept of a senior-living community and Arizona’s reputation as a retirement haven were spurred by the opening of Sun City by the Del Webb Corp. in 1960. The new community was a hit from the start, as thousands thronged to tour model homes in a community with a host of recreational amenities. Two other communities — Sun City West and Sun City Grand — followed. Today, the three have a combined population of about 85,000 adults.

Karina Bland is a longtime, award-winning reporter and columnist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. She’s a two-time graduate of Arizona State University. Her column, “My So-called Midlife,” runs in the paper Sundays. To read more from Karina, subscribe by calling 602-444-1000 within the Phoenix area or 800-332-6733 outside the Phoenix area. ARIZONA REPUBLIC | 2015-2016 WINTER VISITOR’S GUIDE

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DID YOU KNOW The University of Arizona’s Dr. Jack Copeland performed the state’s first heart-transplant surgery in 1979. Six years later, Copeland performed the world’s first bridgeto-transplant surgery, a procedure in which an artificial heart was used to keep the patient alive until a suitable donor heart could be secured. A Tucson-based company, SynCardia, makes the artificial heart, which has been used as a bridge to heart transplants for dozens of patients.

VISITORS HAVE A LARGE CHOICE OF HOSPITALS AND OUTPATIENT CENTERS that can serve their medical needs. Metro Phoenix has academic hospitals like Mayo Clinic and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center that provide the latest in medical technology and advanced care. There are also dozens of community hospitals from Phoenix to the Valley’s fringes that can serve most of your medical needs. In all, there are more than three dozen hospitals across metro Phoenix, most of which are owned by four hospital groups; Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Vanguard/Abrazo Health Care. There are also boutique hospitals that provide specialized care for people with cancer or heart disease or orthopedic care for those who need a hip, knee or shoulder replacement. There is also one public hospital, Maricopa Medical Center. Be aware that appointment calendars tend to fill up more quickly during the winter months. That is especially true when seasonal illnesses like influenza gain strength, filling doctors’ offices and hospital emergency room waiting rooms. That’s one reason why it’s probably a good idea to stay current on recommended vaccines, including a flu shot. Visitors also should be aware of which hospitals and health providers are part of your health insurance company’s network. There are more exclusive networks in health care these days, and if you may end up with a large bill if you visit an out-of-network provider.

Ken Alltucker THE REPUBLIC AZCENTRAL.COM

Ken Alltucker covers everything about health care from a consumer’s perspective — doctors, hospitals, insurance, policy, prescription drugs and those seemingly ever-increasing bills. He helps consumers navigate the complex of world of health care and serves as a watchdog of government-funded health care. To read more from Ken about health care in Arizona, subscribe by calling 602-444-1000 within the Phoenix area or 800-332-6733 outside the Phoenix area. ARIZONA REPUBLIC | 2015-2016 WINTER VISITOR’S GUIDE

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The Greater Phoenix area saw numerous hospitals change names in the past year and two new facilities open, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale and Hacienda Children’s Hospital in Mesa. Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital 1930 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 602-532-1000 Abrazo Arrowhead Campus 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale 623-561-1000 Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center 525 S. Watson Road, Buckeye 623-925-3980 Abrazo Central Campus 2000 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix 602-249-0212 Abrazo Maryvale Campus 5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix 623-848-5000 Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center 26900 N. Lake Pleasant

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Parkway, Peoria 623-561-2022 Abrazo Scottsdale Campus 3929 E. Bell Road, Phoenix 602-923-5000 Abrazo West Campus 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear 623-882-1500 Banner Baywood Medical Center 6644 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa 480-321-2000

Banner Desert Medical Center 1400 S. Dobson Road, Mesa 480-512-3000 Banner Estrella Medical Center 9201 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix 623-327-4000 Banner Gateway Medical Center 1900 N. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-543-2000

Banner Boswell Hospital 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City 623-977-7211

Banner Goldfield Medical Center 2050 W Southern Ave. Apache Junction, AZ 85120 480-733-3300

Banner Del E. Webb Hospital 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West 623-214-4000

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix 1111 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix

602-239-2000 Banner Heart Hospital 6750 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa 480-854-5000 Banner Ironwood Medical Center 37000 N. Gantzel Road San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 (480) 394-4000 Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center 2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive, Gilbert 480-256-6444 Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale 602-865-5555 Barrow Neurological Institute 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix 602-406-3000

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center 14200 Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear 623-207-3000 Cardon Children’s Medical Center 1400 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, 480-412-5437 Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center 650 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 602-277-5551

Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center 3555 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert 480-728-8000 Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix 602-406-3000 Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center 7300 N. 99th Ave., Glendale 602-406-0000 Hacienda Children’s Hospital 610 W. Jerome Ave., Meas 480-579-2400

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital 7171 S. 51st Ave., Laveen 623-584-5100

HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center 19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix 623-879-6100

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center 1955 W. Frye Road, Chandler 480-728-3000

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center 250 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix 602-943-2381

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Dear Friends, I hope this you finds you all well and happy. I know this isn’t the case, but I always like to imagine you all sitting on the decks of your summer homes overlooking the lake and eating pie. Sometimes I throw in whispering pines just to enhance the image. So when are you coming back? I wouldn’t hurry if I were you because it really doesn’t start to cool off until the middle of October. It’s hot and humid (for us) right now, but we had just about the nicest spring and early summer that I can ever remember. It even rained some, which is a big deal for us in May and early June. Not much really exciting going on right now. Sheriff Arpaio is in hot water again. Or maybe I should say “still.” At one point earlier this year he had to admit to the federal judge overseeing his trial that he had hired a private investigators to investigate the judge’s wife because supposedly somebody overheard her saying she didn’t like the sheriff. That was kind of awkward. Donald Trump blew through town in July, and there was quite a fuss. He claimed 20,000 people came to see him, but it turned out there were really only about 4,000. Our monsoon — the rainy season — has been strong in the mountains, which means so far there haven’t been any really big wildfires. We’ve had a few good monsoon storms here in town, but so far there has been nothing like that whopper we had last fall. Were you here for that? There aren’t many places where the schools close when it rains. We have had, unfortunately, a sort of rash of hikers dying from the heat or otherwise needing to be rescued from some of our desert mountain hiking trails.

We’re still a bit dry on the deserts, but we always are and it’s nothing near what those poor souls in California are going through. They say there is going to be a strong El Niño this year, which would bring us a lot of rain, if it’s true. That would be a treat for us,but you’d better remember to bring your umbrella. To tell you the truth, it’s a bit boring around here when you’re gone. A lot of the locals like to complain about the traffic and the longer lines, etc., when winter visitors are here, but that’s mostly because after the heat breaks we really don’t have much else to complain about. And you seldom hear anybody complaining when the sales tax receipts start coming in. That sort of reminds me of what they used to say in Minnesota about Iowans. They said Iowans go up the bullhead lakes with a pair of clean bib overalls and a $20 bill and go home after a week without changing either. That’s not very nice, I suppose. Anyway, this mailing is full of information about all sorts of attractions here, some new and some maybe you’re already familiar with. So check it out. I hope you are following us up there at the cabin on azcentral.com. If not, you’re missing out on some pretty good stuff and also my column. Anyway, we hope we’ll see you this season. If you’re going to drive, be safe. Bring pie.

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