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JUNE 2016 Vol. 21 No. 6

hONORING dAVID gLASSER Page 25 BUSINESS spotlight : ACE AUTO Page 15

what to get dad

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Healthy Gourmet

Page 23 {Grilled Potato and Escarole Salad}

Church directory

Find Local Churches in Your neighborhood {Page 16}

check out our website for exciting updates

Community Events

Council Corner

What’s Happening

Shining Star

Mayor’s Corner

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T. G. Barr Bernard Black M. O. Bush Cloves Campbell Cesar Chavez I. G. Conchos J. R. Davis C. O. Greenfield

Moving Forward into the Future!

Amy Houston Academy C. J. Jorgensen P. L. Julian J. F. Kennedy M. L. King Early Childhood Center V. H. Lassen Irene Lopez Ed and Verma Pastor Southwest Sunland Valley View ROOSEVELT DISTRICT COMMUNITY FACILITIES Brooks Community School RSD Neighborhood House Technology Center

Now Enrolling for the 2016-2017 School Year. Call Now! • Highly-qualified teachers • Free after-school programs through 21st Century and Extended Day including tutoring, and cultural arts enrichment classes • Arts, Music, and P.E. classes district-wide • Free all-day Kindergarten • Free Pre-school and Headstart • Parent Resource Centers at every school • Smart Boards, iPads, iPods • Free breakfast and lunch programs • Parenting classes • Rosetta Stone classes for parents • State of the art instructional technology district-wide

RSD Verna McClain Wellness Center Sierra Vista Parent and Staff Education Resource Center

Roosevelt School District No. 66 6000 S. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85042

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“Success for every student, every 2 - South Mountain Villager classroom, every day.”

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Stop by Downtown Sundown on Central and McKinley every Thursday night from 5pm to 9pm. This open air market is designed to let you eat, drink, and be merry all while supporting local businesses. For more info head to their website at Phoenix is going to be the 16th city in the U.S. to become a “Smart Gigabit Community”. Smart Gigabit Communities are popping up all over the country, a White House backed initiative in collaboration with US Ignite, with a goal of increasing techonological advances in their respective communities. SGC’s are specifically designed to spur app development that will focus on local businesses, education, and public safety. National Independents Week is June 25th through July 4th. This annual campaign is your chance to support your communities by buying local! Buying local is a way to celebrate your community, strengthen your local economy, and shape Phoenix’s character. Be thinking of who can buy locally this month and get out and celebrate local with us!

Do you have pictures of Phoenix life? Post them to our facebook page or email them to us at: The Carlie Back Team: Have questions about anything real estate in the South Mountain/Laveen Villages? E-mail Carlie at or call at 602-305-9033.

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Mayors Corner By Mayor Greg Stanton

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Mayor Greg Stanton and the City of Phoenix with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Phoenix is only the fifth city to earn the honor in 54 years. It is typically reserved for companies and private sector entities. Over the last four years, Phoenix has earned a reputation as a model city for making trade and exports a priority. Stanton has led 14 trade missions to Mexico, signed trade agreements with his Mexican counterparts, and was the only U.S. mayor to participate in a World Economic Forum meeting in 2013. He launched the City’s export boot camp initiative, which teaches local small- and medium-sized businesses how to trade abroad. “The City of Phoenix has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The ‘E’ Awards committee was very impressed with the city’s significant and broad-based support to grow exports from Phoenix, which is responsible for more than half of the exports from the State of Arizona,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the city announcing its selection as an award recipient. “The city’s sponsorship of 13 trade missions between 2012-2105 was also particularly notable. The City of Phoenix’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American.” The City of Phoenix is a provider of export services for small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, including freight forwarding, export counseling, exporting financing, strategic planning, and more. “Exporting is essential to the success of the businesses we work with,” said Greg Stanton, Mayor of the City of Phoenix. “Every day we see the growth of Phoenix businesses, due in large part to exporting. This growth has enabled our Phoenix businesses to add jobs and support their local communities as they expand their bottom line while at the same time making a significant and valued contribution to the expansion of our export economy.” Last year, U.S. exports totaled $2.23 trillion, accounting for nearly 13 percent of U.S. GDP. Nationally, exports contributed to the U.S. economy, supporting an estimated 11.5 million jobs. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit

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ASTYM® and Your Road to Recovery by Matthew Getz, PT, DPT

Have you suffered an injury and noticed that another body part may start hurting as well? This is

fairly common, as your body will naturally compensate in order place itself in a position or to move with the least amount of pain as possible. These compensation patterns can lead to changes in soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments, leading to abnormal movement patterns with your daily activities. These changes can cause pain and dysfunction to continue long after you have suffered your injury. Think of functional tissue being aligned as uncooked spaghetti noodles in the box. Dysfunctional tissues are more like a plate of cooked spaghetti noodles without a uniform pattern. Luckily, there is a treatment that can be provided by your physical therapist to help address these soft tissue changes. It is called ASTYM®.

ASTYM® treatment targets dysfunctional tissue which may cause pain, as well as a decreased range

of motion and strength. Dysfunctional tissue can result from repetitive movements such as running, scar tissue following surgery, or an acute injury like an ankle sprain. Your physical therapist will use the ASTYM® instruments to identify, assess, and treat the soft tissue dysfunction through the kinetic chain near your injury. For example, if you suffered an ankle sprain, your physical therapist would use ASTYM® from your foot all the way up to your hip. The ASTYM ® treatment uses instruments which are moved against your skin with firm pressure to identify dysfunctional tissue. The body reacts to the treatment by absorbing the old dysfunctional tissue and laying down new, healthy tissue in its place. Your physical therapist will instruct you in specific stretches and exercises to complement the ASTYM® treatment in order to help your recover. For more specific questions about ASTYM®, ask your local physical therapist that is ASTYM® certified. Matthew Getz PT, DPT, ASTYM Certified Matt has worked for Spooner Physical Therapy since July 2013. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Matt strives to be a lifelong learner through patient interaction and continuing education. Matt enjoys playing and watching sports, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. He can be contacted at 602-243-1476 or via email at

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SOUTH MOUNTAIN VILLAGE VICTORY HIGH SCHOOL Victory High School is a small charter school, almost hidden behind a secure white rod iron fence, shadowed by green trees and shrubs. There is no large sign to announce its location, however, once you enter the gates you find a unique school. This is Victory’s twentieth year of serving the South Mountain Village Community. Verna McClain, the founder of The South Mountain Villager, helped start the school in 1996. Her church housed the school in its beginnings. This year, it held its graduation ceremony at the Verna McClain Wellness Center. Victory High School’s unchanging mission of “students experiencing success” has been priority since it opened its doors. The charter school also works consistently to make sure that its mission to prepare students to succeed in a changing world is taken seriously. The school has a small, student-centered environment with an individualized curriculum that emphasizes achieving victory over ignorance, illiteracy, degradation, drugs, gangs, and violence. Dr. Branham welcomes all students to experience a victorious education at Victory High School. Victory High School is actively recruiting 9th and 10th graders to enroll. The high school program includes 4-day weeks, small classes with a 15:1 ratio, a tuition-free private school environment, and a well-educated, culturally diverse faculty and staff.

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ROOSEVELT SCHOOL DISTRICT Roosevelt Schools To Serve Over 200,000 Summer Meals Free Summer Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Meals Provided to All Children Under the Age of 18 Phoenix, AZ – This summer, the Roosevelt School District intends to serve over 200,000 free meals to children. The District’s Child Nutrition Services Department will be offering healthy, balanced meals to any child under the age of 18 (children do not need to be enrolled as students to receive free meals through this program). These high quality meals will be provided Monday through Friday at most sites from May 23rd through July 28th. RSD will be observing July 4th. Breakfasts, lunches, afternoon snacks, and supper meals will be available at various school and community locations and all children are welcome. Adults will also be able to purchase the same nutritious meal for $1 at most locations. Roosevelt’s Summer Food Service Program is made possible by funding through the United States Department of Agriculture to ensure that no child goes hungry during the summer when school is out. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. For the most up-to-date list of feeding sites, please call 602-305-4779 or visit the RSD website at: and click on “Child Nutrition Services” from the Departments dropdown box.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 202509410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 12 - South Mountain Villager

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Mon: 9am-5pm . Tues-Thurs: 10am-8pm . Fri: Closed Sat: 9am-5pm . Sun: 1pm-5pm VIRTUAL WORKFORCE STATION Looking for a job? Updating your resume? The Virtual Workforce Station is a dedicated computer and printer to use for job-searching related activities in reservation blocks of two hours with a Phoenix Public Library card.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Toddler Time: Tuesdays 11:15AM - Two-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. Read to Orlagh Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-7:30PM - Orlagh, the gentle Golden Retriever, is an excellent listener for emerging readers. Children accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to come read to Orlagh, who is a registered therapy dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Magician Eric Giliam Wednesday, June 1 2:00-3:00 PM Meeting Room-Eric Giliam's illusions and sleights of hand will leave you breathless. This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. Juggler James Reid Wednesday, June 8 2:00-3:00 PM Meeting RoomJuggling and More FUN! Delighting audiences for over thirty years, James Reid presents a performance of big tricks, laughs, and fun for all ages. Including unique tricks seen nowhere else, dangerous bowling ball juggling, and more! This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

TEEN PROGRAMS Silk Screen T-Shirt Workshop Tuesday, June 21 2:00-3:30 PM- Bring out your creativity when you design, prepare and print a one-of-a-kind t-shirt with the silk screen printing art form at the Silk Screen T-Shirt Workshop with Red Rohall. This event is limited to 30 teens - first come, first served. This program is made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District.

ADULT PROGRAMS Raising Confident and Competent Children Thursday, June 2 6:00-8:00 PMLearn how you can help your child develop life skills including being respectful and considerate, communicating well with others, thinking positively and having healthy self-esteem, being a good problem solver and becoming independent. These life skills will help him/her be confident, succeed at school and get along well with others.  FREE! No registration required.  **No childcare will be provided - this seminar is intended for caregivers only.  Raising Resilient Children Thursday, June 9 6:00-8:00 PM - One of the most important tasks of parenthood is helping children learn to deal with their emotions.  All children experience periods of stress in their lives and need the emotional skills to deal with it.  Learn the six key skills that are involved in children's emotional resilience.  FREE! No registration required.  **No childcare will be provided.  This seminar is intended for caregivers only. Cesar Chavez Book Club Wednesday, June 22 6:00-7:00 PM Storytime RoomJoin us the 4th Wednesday of each month for the member-facilitated Cesar Chavez Book Club. June meeting: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Whether you have read the book or not, all adults are welcome to attend and join in the fun!

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Good Folks

The Good Folks of the South Mountain/Laveen Village’s  of the South By George Young   

Mountain Village

My neighbor,  Christa  Williams,  will  stop  by  and  bring   in  the  mail,  take  out  the  garbage,  or  go  to  the  grocery store  with  me.  I  would describe  Christa  as a  friend,  blessing,  and  the  ultimate  neighbor. I  am  not  the  only  one  on  our block that feels this way. Christa  is  alsoMy  an active  member inChrista  her neighborhood’s  Block   stop by and neighbor, Williams, will Watch,  Homeowners  Association,  Target  Area  Be  Redevelopment  Area,  and  the  South  Mountain  Village  bring the mail, take Villager out the Clean  and  Beautiful  non­profit.  She  has  also   helped  me   deliverin   the  South   Mountain   forgarbage,   the  last   or go to the three  years.  All  of  this  is  why  I  was  privileged  to  nominate  Christa  for  the  Trellis Good  Neighbor  bench  with I would describe award.  The  Good  Neighbor   initiative  is  speicifiallygrocery   designed store to  honor   theme.   people   that  make   our  Christa as a neighborhoods better.   friend, blessing, and the ultimate neighbor. I am not   Along  with the Trellis CEO, Christa’s grandson, and myself, we got to deliver the bench with the artist who  the only one on our block that feels this way. Christa created  it,  Eunique Yazzie.  We  found  a nice spot on the patio for Christa’s new bench. Eunique Yazzie  got  to  explain the  inspiration  for  her  bench. It  was  designedis   toalso   represent the  blending   of the Native  American   an  active member in her neighborhood’s culture with other cultures. Thank you Christa for all you do for me, our neighborhood, and South Phoenix!      Block Watch, Homeowners Association, Target Area

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business spotlight One of the hardest parts of owning a car is finding a reliable mechanic you can trust. Searching the Internet for a shop can be daunting after reading online reviews, with one exception—Dick’s Ace Auto. Every single one of their review on surecritic. com is positive. One hundred percent of their reviewers would recommend Ace Auto Repair to a friend. It has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau as well. Owned by Richard (Dick) Sellers, Ace Auto Repair has been in business since 1981. Dick was raised around thoroughbred racehorses back East, horses he calls “the crazy ones,” and his dad worked for Tom Chauncey. But, he says, “My dad and I had this different outlook on horsepower.” His family had moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1960. He attended South Mountain High School and graduated in 1963. His father told him he needed to make up his mind about what occupation to go in to, so he attended a vocational class for diesel, trucks, and cars at Phoenix Union after he finished high school. He feels that mechanics are born, not made. People often ask him if he could teach their sons how to be mechanics. “I’ll ask them if their son took toys apart and rebuilt them as children,” he says. According to Dick, vehicles have changed a lot over the years. “Everything’s controlled by the computer now. Turn the key, and it knows if it’s raining out, how hot, how cold—the newer the car, the faster it does it. The computer makes it easier for troubleshooting in some cases, sometimes it makes it worse. We can plug into it and let the computer talk to us and tell us what’s working.” Kurt and Eric are the two mechanics at Ace and, same as their boss, like to take things apart to see why the parts failed. According to Sellers, “Kurt out there will take apart a GM circuit board; they’re about seventy, eighty bucks for a circuit board that goes in the GM for the wipers when they quit working. He takes ‘em apart and fixes ‘em. He’ll take the solder off and solder it back. He built that computer down there and the one in my front office.” If I sell hamburgers, I’m only as good as the guys cooking the hamburgers. I’m only as good as my help. The two guys I have out here have a lot of knowledge. Eric worked for me eighteen years ago, and then Auto Nation hired him out from underneath me. He moved back to Phoenix last year and he started for me in January. He’s my manager. Eric and Kurt happen to be brothers-in-law, so they get along real well.” Cars aren’t just his business; they’ve also been his hobby. He says, “I used to race at Manzanita. My son used to race off-road. I raced stock cars earlier in my life and I got into open wheel racing, like sprint cars.” If you’re in South Phoenix and need a repair, be sure to support local and stop by Ace Auto.

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church directory Southern Baptist Temple Church 6520 South Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Roeser Road Church of Christ 1854 E. Roeser Road


Pastor Dr. Jess Garrison

SouthGate Church 2020 East Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042 602-243-1900

Pastor Andrew Cunningham

Home of 91st Psalm Christian School 4 yr old - 12th grade

Sundays at 10am (602) 268-6428 / fax (602) 268-2115 Graylon A. Freeman, Evangelist roeserroadchurchofchrist facebook: Roeserroadchurchofchrist Word of Truth Christian Center Loving – Encouraging - Healing 6401 South 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85042


“Principal Rob Arthurs”

Laveen Baptist Church 5036 West Dobbins Rd, Laveen, AZ 853369 602-237-4885

Pastor Jerry Neal

Southminster Presbyterian Church 1923 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-276-2582

Phoenix, AZ 85040

Pastor Judith Wellington

Worship Times: Sunday 10:00am Wednesday 6:00pm

Pastor Robert Johnson

South Mountain Community Church 717 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040 A “United Methodist/United Church of Christ” Church Worship Service: 10:45am every Sunday. (602) 451-2788 Pastor David Patterson Church Of Christ @ The Vineyard 6642 South 16th. Street Phoenix, Arizona 85042 (602) 243-7426 Vincent Ford, Ministering/Evangelist Austin Brabble Jr.-Minister Emeritus

Trinity Baptist Fellowship Church 3213 East Southern Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 276-4444

Pastor David Ekblad

Church at the KROC The Salvation Army Ray & Joan 
KROC Corps Community Center 
1375 E Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040 Sunday School – 10am, Worship – 11am

Streams Church Laveen 3908 W South Mountain Ave


Meeting at Vista Del Sur School - Sundays at 10am Shiloh Apostolic Church 1921 East Wood Street Phoenix, AZ

PO Box 642 Laveen, AZ 85339 602-734-5702

Shawn Lind, Campus Pastor

Church for the City

Sundays at 10am 602.268.0784

The Elect Lady Pastor Nancy P. Jones

CrossWalk Church Worship Location: 3921 W. Baseline Rd.

2802 E. South Mountain Ave

In the auditorium of Cesar Chavez High School

Phoenix, AZ 85042

Worship Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m.

- Praise City Church & ReCreate Life Church

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Pastors: Jeff Gunn & Dan Solofra

Sundays at 10am 602-237-8877

Lead Pastor: Tyrone P. Jones &

Campus Pastor: Damion Washington

Recreate Life Church 7010 S 27th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85041 Worship Time 10am (480) 382-7002

Pastor Damion Washington

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Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center 102 W. Southern Ave. - all programs are free! Mon: Closed . Tues-Thurs: 11am-7pm Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm . Sun: Closed CULTURE PASS A Culture Pass gives a library customer FREE admission for two people at participating arts and cultural institutions. Find the laminated card for destination in which you're interested and take it to the service desk. Staff will give you a date-due slip admitting two people for one visit to that museum or cultural institution during the following seven days. Customers are limited to one pass per family at any one time, up to two passes per month. For more information visit the library, or go to

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Family Storytime—June 3 10:30 - 11am - Have FUN sharing books, songs, stories and activities that are just for you little one! Learn valuable tips to build a strong foundation for reading. Summer Food Program for Kids The Roosevelt School District (RSD) Child Nutrition Services Department will be serving free meals to kids up to age 18 at schools and community locations throughout South Phoenix. RSD will offer healthy lunch Tuesday – Friday from 12-1pm through June and July at Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center.

Teen Programs Drop-in Employment Assistance - Tuesday, June 07 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

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Enroll your child in a Laveen School. Laveen schools are accepting new registrations throughout the summer. Visit any of our schools* between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to register your child for next year.

Extended Registration Hours Tuesday, July 26 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sign up for bus transportation Pay for lunch Submit health records Pay athletic fees Join the PTO Sign up for Kids Klub

Children registered early will receive a free gift!

Free Full Day Kindergarten at all schools

*Vista is a school of choice and conducts a separate registration. Please call 602-237-3046 for details. â—? 602-237-9100

Desert Meadows, a blended learning school Integrating technology into the daily curriculum

At Desert Meadows, our vision is to have all students reach their academic and social potentials, with technology serving as a catalyst to learning. At Desert Meadows, technology is used along with traditional learning strategies to keep students fully engaged. iPads & Chromebooks for each student

Online Curriculum Technology Class Google Classroom Coding Club Digital Note Taking Media Club

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6855 W. Meadows Loop East 602-304-2020

The Healthy Gourmet


For as long as I can remember, way back into my childhood, I have loved potato salad. As a grown adult, despite the wonderful combination of mayonnaise, mustard, onions, celery and boiled potatoes, I have realized that it is not necessarily healthy to eat. Regardless, I still love it and only eat potato salad on rare occasions, like a family picnic. Recently I discovered a knock-your-socks off grilled potato and escarole salad that will impress your family and guests. It makes a perfect side or starter dish, and goes well with grilled chicken, pork chop, or steak. When I saw this recipe for potato salad I went straight to the kitchen. I hope you are as surprised and delighted with it as I am. So, if you are feeling adventurous, start up your grill before the summer heat of Arizona pushes us into the comfortable climes of air conditioning and create this salad. Grilled Potato and Escarole Salad -2 lbs. medium red potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick -1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed -½ cup red wine vinegar -2 tsp. honey Coarse ground pepper -1 large or 2 small heads of escarole, cut into 6 wedges -1 large red onion, cut crosswise into 6 slices -½ cup basil pesto (homemade or store bought) -2 fresh roasted red bell peppers cut into ¼ inch strips -3 tbs. toasted pine nuts Put the potatoes (sliced) and 2 Tbs. salt in a 4 quart saucepan, and add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for 3 minutes; the potatoes will still be a little hard in the center. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Spread the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet to continue cooling and drying until you are ready to grill; they can sit for up to 2 hours at room temperature, or up to 8 hours covered in the refrigerator. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the escarole with 1/3 cup of the vinaigrette, then brush both sides of the onion with some of the vinaigrette. Let sit for 10 minutes. Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels, if necessary. Brush both sides with oil and season well with salt and pepper. Prepare a medium-high (400-475 degrees) gas or charcoal grill fire. Grill the escarole cut side down without flipping until nicely marked, 4 to 5 minutes. Grill the onion, flipping once, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Grill the potatoes flipping once, until tender and nicely marked, 4 to 5 minutes. -CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Transfer the potatoes to a medium bowl and toss with enough of the pesto to coat well. Arrange the potatoes, onion, escarole, and pepper on a platter or divide among plates. Dollop with some of the remaining pesto and sprinkle with the pine nuts. Serve any remaining vinaigrette and pesto on the side. Hint: leave the skin on the onion slices. It will make them easier to grill without falling apart. Just remember to remove the skin before mixing the salad. Escarole is high in folic acid, fiber and vitamins A and K. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. The highest amount of vitamin C in a bell pepper is concentrated in the red variety. Red bell peppers contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits. Studies have also suggested that capsaicin may play help kill off prostate cancer cells.

Red onions also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, including folate, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamins C, K and B-6. Bon Appetite! John McAlister Author: Boys That Cook for the Ones They Love Recipe and photograph from: Fine Cooking June/July 2016

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Honoring David Glasser

Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser was involved in a shooting, in response to a

burglary call, on Wednesday, May 18th. He passed away the following morning at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Officer Glasser, 35, served the Phoenix Police Department for twelve years. He worked

in the Maryvale precinct and served specifically as a Neighborhood Enforcement Officer.

Glasser was a huge fan of the Arizona Cardinals. Several of the players have expressed their condolences to his family via Twitter, and invited the family to their facilities in Tempe to meet with the President of the team Michael Bidwell. Larry Fitzgerald was also there.

The Laveen Villages and several communities have surrounded the fallen hero’s family during this time. So far, a car wash and

barbecue have been held in Glasser’s honor. The turnout was amazing for both.

The South Mountain Villager would like to extend its deepest respect and thanks to

David Glasser’s family during this difficult time. We are thankful for his service and are proud that he was one of our own.

A donation account at National Bank of Arizona has been set up for the family. If you

would like to donate, send your donation to account number 579-367-2444.

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community events 1st Mon


(1)Laveen Planning Committee (2)Laveen Citizens for Responsible Development Laveen Elementary School, Building A, 5001 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix

Contact Stefany Scovell 602-332-0645

Mon. and Thurs.

6:20-8:15 p.m.

Laveen Wrestling Club - Pack Practice 602-677-1980 Steve and Veronica Wene

Tues. and Fri.

6:20-8:15 p.m.

Laveen Wrestling Club - Technique Practice 602-677-1980 Steve and Veronica Wene

1st & 3rd Tues

7:00 p.m.

Roosevelt School Dist, Pub. School meeting.

Maricela Lerma, 602-243-2605.

1st Tues.

4:00 p.m.

South Mountain Village/Laveen Village’s Festival Inc. Festival Committee, 7401 S. 32nd Street

George Young, President 602-243-3162.

1st, 3rd, & 5th Tues 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Down to Earth Toastmasters, 4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040

1st Tues.

7:00 p.m.

Laveen Community Council, Laveen Elementary Building A, 5001 W. Dobbins Rd.

Shane Cathers,


9:00 a.m.

SEVEN Networking Meeting Grill 36 in the Raven Golf Club

Catherine 602-295-3411

Laveen Wrestling

Veronica Wene 602-677-1980 Club Administrator Laveen Wrestling

(except Jun, July & Aug)

Tues. Sept. 2 Thu. Sept. 5 1st & 3rd Tues

1:00 to 2:00 pm Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness Topics, Immune Support Education for People and Animals, and Business Development. Cesar Chavez Library, 38th Ave. and Baseline, Phoenix, AZ.

Martha at 505-730-4972 (cell). www.

1st & 3rd Tues

7:00 pm

Knights of Columbus St. Catherine of Sienna Parish Hall Central and Alta Vista Road

Paul Montoya 602-276-1321

3rd Sat.

10:00 am

American Legion Spur Lounge 5535 W Baseline Road

Ken King 602-672-8916

1st & 3rd Thurs.

7:00 p.m.

Laveen Lions Club - Laveen Educational Center 5001 W. Dobbins Rd.

Jackie Ward

1st Sat.

9:00 am

Friends of the Library, South Mountain Community Library Branch 7050 South 24th. Street, South Mountain Community College Library

President: Scott Muir•

2nd Tues.

6:30 p.m.

South Mountain Village Planning Committee 7050 South 24th. Street, South Mountain Community College Library

George Young, 602-243-3162.

3rd Tues.

6:00 p.m.

South Mountain Block watch Southwest School, 1111 West Dobbins Road

George Young at 602-243-3162 or gayoung@

2nd Thu.

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Lindo Park Neighborhood Association/Block Watch First New Life Baptist Church 1902 West Roeser Road

Muriel at 602-525-4406--

2nd Thu.

6:30 p.m.

Hermosa Community Block Watch Hermosa Park, 20th St. & Southern Ave.

2nd Sat.

10:30 a.m.

Friends of the Public Library Ocotillo Branch

Pres. Kedrick Ellison 602-262-6694.

3rd Tues.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

People United Fight Back Neighborhood Association/Block Watch 2405 E. Broadway in Neighborhood Resource Center

David Seward 602-486-5077

3rd Wed.

5:45 p.m.

Friends of the Public Library, Ceasar Chavez Branch

George Young 602-243-3162

3rd Thu.


Roosevelt Neighborhood Women’s Club, Local Women meet and eat to be involved in our growing community

President Linda Kenrich, 602-989-6508

2nd Tue.


Republican Legislative District 27 meets at Jumbo Buffet, NE corner of 35th Ron Harders Ave and Southern. The dinner starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting at 7:00 pm. 602-243-0111

4th Wed.

6:30 p.m.

“Target Area “B” Citizen Advisory Commitee, 4732 South Central Avenue

George Young, Chairman 602-243-3162 or

2nd Sat.

9:00 a.m.

Write with Light Camera Club South Mountain Community Church

Contact: Karen Hill 602-595-3787

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Reformed. Apologia is dedicated to the reformed traditions that magnify the sovereignty of God in all things.

Relevant. We want to see Jesus change us and this city.

Family Integrated. Bring your family to worship. Church Service: Arizona Community Church (community center) 9325 S. Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85284 Meets at 4pm every Sunday

June 2016

South Mountain Community Library 7050 S. 24th Street - all programs are free! Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-9pm Fri-Sat: 7:30am-5pm . Sun: 1pm-5pm CLOSED: Monday, May 30th Memorial Day Holiday Summer Reading Game – June 1 to August 1 Play the Summer Reading Game at your neighborhood library. Register online at or pick up a gameboard at your library. For more information visit

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Have FUN sharing books, songs, stories, and activities that are just right for your little one! DiscoveryTime — Mondays 6:30 p.m. Focuses on science/math concepts for children ages 3 to 5, with caregiver. Babytime with Sign— Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. Ages birth to 23 months, with caregiver. Babies and Caregivers are introduced to Baby Sign Language. ToddlerTime with Sign– Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months, with caregiver. Family Storytime - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Children birth to 5, with caregiver. Family Storytime with a DIY Component - June 29th 10:30 a.m. Children birth to 5, with caregiver. Let us show you how to share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music to make a fun learning experience at home. STEAM-y Summer Fun - Every Wednesday in June and July, between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. – Stop in for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) activity focusing on a different topic each month, such as animals, engineering, photosensitivity, and more. Builder’s Club – June 11th Drop in between 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Use LEGOS and other building material to build a creation and have it displayed in the library. Ages 6-13. LEGOS and other materials for in-library use only. Paws2Read – June 25th Drop in between 10:30 a.m. - Noon. – SMCL has paired with Paws 2 Read, an organization that connects young readers with registered therapy dog teams. Kindergarten Bootcamp - June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th/July 7th, 14th - 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM - This class meets in June and July. Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.


Teen Time - June 7th and 21st 1:00-3:00PM Movies, crafts, games and more. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)- June 28th 5:00 – 6:00 PM Help TAB plan programs and events at South Mountain Community Library, all while earning volunteer hours! Go to Volunteer Phoenix, search "teen volunteer" and sign up for South Mountain's program. A staff member will contact you soon.


SMCL Book Club – June 14th 6:30 p.m. - This month the book is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Everyone is welcome to read the book and join the conversation. Quilting Club – June 9th and 23rd 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Bring your favorite cotton quilting fabric, transparent rulers, fabric scissors, pins, needle, and cotton thread. Bring sewing machine if you have one. Ages 16 and up. Computer Classes in Spanish – Thursdays 7:00–8:30 p.m. Basic Computer Skills I, Introduction to the Internet, Basic Computer Skills II,and Introduction to Email. Limited seating. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to beginning of class.

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CAVALRY’S CORNER American Legion – Laveen Cavalry – Post 134

Forces Day New officers have our been forMarine, the and Coast Guard Armed is an annual day to celebrate Army,elected Navy, Air Force, Post #134 is being recognized members for the service they perform for the USA. It was May Post 17th. The134 2016-2017 period at Post 134, the Chapter at the State Convention next month for being the first to meet and exceed the 100% membership of the American Legion and District 11 retention goal. We will receive a ribbon from theRiders, National Office. of the American Legion Department of Arizona.

We are want to commend the good work the students at South Mountain High School are doing. The elected officers Postteam 134at are: Commander Post,The together with another, will sponsorof a baseball Cesar Chavez High School. Medals and certificates have been awarded for Rifle, Leadership, and Citizenship to members of the JROTC at both Lou Espindola; Senior Vice Commander Tommy Cesar Chavez and Betty Fairfax High School. Have your heard about the Nationally-recognized Rifle Gabriel; Junior Vice Commander Richard Team at Cesar Chavez? We intend to increase support to them and the ROTC this year. They held a jointFernandez, yard sale and car wash withFinance us on April 26. Pity about the wind and rain. Not to worry; the Post and Officer M. Paul Beetham. and the JROTC will hold another joint yard sale and car wash on the morning of Saturday, May 31, The officers ofBaseline the Riders Chapter are: located next elected to the Spur Lounge, 5535 West Road in Laveen.

President Sergio Gabriel; Vice President Art

The next four weeks will be of interest. We will have our joint yard sale on May 31; our annual visit andonSecretary/Treasurer Jerry Bergeron. withSoto, senior veterans Memorial Day, May 26; the installation of new officers at theThe Spur Lounge at 'Arizona Department' convention. For more information, call Ken 10:00 am on June officers 21st. plus the State elected of District 11 are: Commander King at 602-672-8916.

Ken King (Post 134); Senior Vice Commander Don Bergeron (post 134); Junior Vice Commander Gerry Berger (Post 94, Sun City West), and Finance Officer M. Paul Beetham (Post 134). Post 134 has awarded a total of eleven medals, plus one hundred and two certificates to JROTC at five high schools: Cesar Chavez and Betty H. Fairfax High Schools in Laveen; Carl Hayden Community and South Mountain High Schools in Phoenix, and Dobson High School in Mesa. They were presented by Ken King, Stan Evanko, and M. Paul Beetham. At Dobson High School, certificates were presented to the twenty-three cadets who participated in the interment of veterans remains at the National Memorial Cemetery. Five cadets were awarded the same certificates at Betty H. Fairfax High School. One cadet at Betty H. Fairfax was awarded a medal and certificate for Military Excellence; another cadet was awarded a medal and certificate for Scholastic Excellence. Two cadets at each of Carl Hayden Community, South Mountain, and Cesar Chavez were also presented the Military Excellence and Scholastic Excellence medal and certificate. Six cadets at Carl Hayden Community, two cadets at South Mountain, six cadets at Betty H. Fairfax, and four cadets at Cesar Chavez were awarded Military Commitment certificates for their preparation to join the US military after graduation. One of the awards at Betty H. Fairfax High School was particularly special; it was awarded to a cadet who is entering the US Military Academy at West Point. Nine cadets at Betty Fairfax, sixteen cadets at South Mountain, and nineteen cadets at Cesar Chavez were awarded certificates to recognize their attaining a B average or better scholastic grade. Three cadets at Cesar Chavez High School were awarded Marksmanship medals and certificates. Congratulations to all outstanding JROTC cadets! For info on the American Legion or Post 134, go to 28 - South Mountain Villager

District 8 Council Corner Vice Mayor: Kate Gallego May has come and summer is quickly approaching in the City of Phoenix. Schools are finishing their semesters, neighborhood organizations are completing their cleanups and festivals, and City Council is voting on its budget. The work of this past month has paved the path for many great upcoming improvements in both South Phoenix and the South Mountain/Laveen Village’s. From March through May the City of Phoenix hosted community budget hearings throughout the City of Phoenix. These meetings allowed my colleagues and I to hear the thoughts of residents from all throughout the city. Thank you to every one of you who took the time to attend the community budget hearings and provide feedback. Without your input in this public process the outcome of our city budget would not distinctly reflect the unique needs of each of our Phoenix neighborhoods and communities. While the past couple of months have been difficult for many of our neighborhoods and residents south of the Salt River, our communities remain committed to work along with the Police Department and other City Departments to prevent any further violence and crime. I want to thank the neighborhood and block watch members throughout District 8 for working with our office and the Phoenix Police Department as we work to have safe and livable communities. I want to encourage any residents who see or have knowledge of criminal activity to report to the Police Department through the non-emergency line, 602-262-6151, or by submitting information on the silent witness website at: https:// Your information can remain anonymous through both the non-emergency line and silent witness website. In recent months, our Parks and Recreation Department has been working hard to bring many needed improvements to the City Parks in both South Mountain and Laveen Villages. By connecting with residents, community leaders, and school PTOs, the Parks Department has worked to create park improvement plans according to the overall community needs and desires. Parks, such as Lindo Park, have already had a ground-breaking. In additional exciting news, Cesar Chavez Park had a grand opening of many new recreation facilities—dog park, amphitheater for community events, soccer fields, and more. These facilities have had vibrant activity since the opening! Other parks with planned improvements coming within the next year include: Esteban Park, Aya Park, Nueve Park, and Ma-Ha Tuak Park. It is our hope for the enhancements of improved lighting and sports/recreation features and facilities to provide safe enjoyable parks for the residents living nearby. As the Vice Mayor of Phoenix and your elected Councilwoman, I am always looking for new, innovative ways to partner with communities and neighborhoods across the district. If you have further questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to reach out to my office at: (602) 262-7493 or Have an enjoyable summer!

SHINING STARS TROY Troy wants to be part of a forever family and community. He hopes his forever family will like to go out and do things together as a family. Troy likes to make people laugh! He is creative, artistic, and learns new things quickly. Troy is active and thrives when playing sports, games, and being outdoors. He enjoys playing chess, building with Legos, working on puzzles, or playing the ancient board game Mancala. He also likes playing football, running, and camping. Troy loves taking lessons in karate and parkour, a discipline that grew out of military obstaclecourse training. In 2015, he proudly achieved his yellow belt in karate! Troy also loves working with animals, and has volunteered at the humane society. When Troy is not doing something athletic and active, you may find him expressing his creative and artistic side. He likes to cook, garden, take apart computers, and listen to rap or classic rock music. His favorite subject in school is Mathematics. He also likes to color and draw, as well as create unique duct tape wallets. Troy was born in 2002. Janine Ramirez DCS CHG Coordinator/Resource Parent Liaison Department of Child Safety

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Summer PlayList

OneRepublic-Native OneRepublic made their name in 2007 with “Apologize”--the most digitally downloaded song in U.S. history--and they’ve been making hit after hit ever since. 2014’s Native is pop music heaven with a little something for everyone: a touch of folk here, a little EDM there, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for your summer evening kickbacks. Blake Shelton-If I’m Honest Even if Country music isn’t your thing, it’s hard not to like Blake Shelton. His newest album If I’m Honest comes after his recent split (boo!) with ex-wife Miranda Lambert, and it’s occasionally brutally honest. Blare this one if you’ve got a pick-up and a break-up on your mind. Ziggy Marley (self-titled) We all need a little Ziggy in our lives. Ziggy brings reggae to the mainstream and remains one of its most trusted, dependable, and talented artists. His first self-titled album stays true to his roots while also incorporating some blues, scratchy rock tunes, and a softer side. Play this one when you’re longing for the beach. Creedence Clearwater Revival-Chronicle : The Twenty Greatest Hits No great playlist can be great without a little CCR. Millenials first learned of CCR while watching Forrest Gump, and whether you’re 65 or 16, there’s just something about CCR that speaks to the soul. The Twenty Greatest Hits album has everything from “Bad Moon Rising” to “I Put A Spell On You”. Don’t throw your next pool party without this album! The Drifters-Drift and Dream The Drifters essentially created what we now call R&B in the 50s. Pioneers for their time, their lasting mark on music cannot be minimized. From “This Magic Moment” to “There Goes My Baby”, they have been a staple in every vinyl enthusiast’s collection for over half a century. We think they’re perfect backround music for dinner on the patio all throughout the summer. Some Nights- Fun. If you’re from Phoenix, you’re a fan of The Format. Although we all cried a little (okay, fine, A LOT) when Nate Ruess left Phoenix and headed for NYC, we aren’t sad that the result of his split was the inception of Ruess’s follow-up project, fun. Some Nights will probably go down in pop-rock history, and we are just fine with that. It’s literally good for any night. Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends-Coldplay It might be strange considering an album with the word “death” in its title to amp up your summer, but Coldplay’s 2008 “Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends” is surprisingly airy. In fact, it might be perfect for when you hit the 303 and start heading to Huntington Beach. You can almost taste the salt over the sand with this in your stereo. 32 - South Mountain Villager

South Mountain/Laveen Village Festival Calendar 2016

May 21st--Second Annual Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser at the Legacy Golf Club See Page 6 for flyer and application. July 4th--The Twenty-Eighth Annual Fiesta of Independence. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in The South Mountain Community College Gymnasium. The Fiesta of Independence is a homegrown event of community groups in the South Mountain Village in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Homeland Security. November 5th--44th. Festival of Thanksgiving Parade on Central Avenue. The parade begins at the Jesse Owens Parkway and South Central Avenue and proceeds north to East Alta Vista and then east to the El Reposo Park at 212 East Alta Vista. Contact George Young for entry forms and information. Application available on our Facebook Page: South Mountain/Laveen Villages Festival Committee. Free. November 5th--Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Southgate Church and IHOP, located at South Jesse Owens Parkway and East Baseline Road behind the Discount Tire Store. 7 AM. Free. November 6th--38th Annual Pioneer Luncheon at the Corona Ranch. 1 pm. Honors those who have lived in the South Mountain Village for 50 years or more. Food, fun, fellowship and door prizes. Bring memorabilia to share. Pioneers free, all others: donation. Everyone welcome. Must have reservations. Sponsored by Lowman’s Arizona Funeral Home. Please call Ingrid at 602-276-3601. November 12th--Community Fair, 10 am –3 pm, at the South Mountain Community College. Call Karen at 602-438-2928. November 13th--Faith Day. 3 pm. Community gathers to celebrate beliefs and share pride of community and country. Contact Mickey at 602-276-6578. Free. December 3rd--Christmas at South Mountain Park. A special event for children. Presents for the children and a visit from Santa Claus. Must be registered to participate, please call Lori at 602-495-7535. 9 AM to 1 PM. Supported by Australia's Friends Helping Friends. December 11th--Fun Fest to be held at the Southern Baptist Temple. 11 am to 2 pm, Free. Sponsored by Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Southgate Church, the Southern Baptist Temple, and South Mountain/ Laveen Village’s Festival Inc. Free.

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District 7 Council Corner Michael Nowakowski Summer Reading Game at Phoenix Public Library Summer time is near and I’m already looking for activities for my kids to do this summer. The Summer Reading Game starts June 1st! Register at or pick up your game board at the Library. Earn 1 point for every minute of reading. Earn more points for attending library events or participating in challenges. Earn 1000 points and receive a free book of your choice. The first 3,000 children ages 5 -11 to sign up in the library receive a free digital reading timer. All children who reach 1,000 points will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a year-long family membership at one of Phoenix’s fine cultural institutions. Cigna Summer Program: Itty Bitty Beach Party The City of Phoenix is partnering with Cigna to bring Itty Bitty Beach parties to city pools throughout the month of June and beginning of July. These events feature water safety instructions, games, dance contests, swimsuit contests, Hawaiian leis, refreshments and free sunglasses. Kids ages six years and younger, along with a parent, are invited to attend and learn about water safety. Just this year alone we have experienced 17 water safety incidents. It is so important children learn to swim and understand water safety precautions, and the parties are a great way to have fun and learn about water safety. District 7 Itty Bitty Beach Party: Friday, July 1 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. University Pool 1102 W. Van Buren St. Maricopa County Justice Museum and Learning Center Foundation This unique museum opened in 2012 and is centered around a restored cellblock on the sixth floor of Maricopa County’s Historic old Courthouse - the Courthouse has been renovated to its 1929 grandeur. While visiting the museum you will get a sense of Maricopa County’s legal history, its court cases and important elements of the Rule of Law, including individual rights and liberties guaranteed in the United States and Arizona constitutions. To our knowledge, it is the only such museum in an active courthouse in the country. Take the tour at your own pace from noon to 1:30 pm. Cellblock Tours Wednesday, June 8th 12 – 1:30 p.m. 125 W. Jefferson St.

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father’s Day gift ideas

•Grill Gift Basket - It’s summertime, and in case you need one more way to convince the dads in your life to fire up the grill, this is it! Fill a basket with an all-in-one spatula, a burger press, his favorite barbecue sauce, seasonings, and a grill stone (cause don’t we all need a new one after Memorial Day?). Throw in his favorite IPA for extra brownie points. •Style Update - Is Dad the kind of guy more worried about the clothes on everyone else’s back than his own? Spoil dad a bit this Father’s Day with updated glasses from Warby Parker, or maybe hit up Nordstrom for a fresh pair of kicks he never would have splurged for himself on. •Shaving Subscription Box - Subscribe Dad to the Dollar Shave Club and new blades will be sent to his door each month, so rocking that 5 o’clock shadow will have been his own choice--or not. •Brown Leather Belt - You know he wears the same belt every day, and he’s too practical to buy another one. You know, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But maybe a brand new belt that still smells like fresh leather is just what he needs before heading off to work on Monday. •Suns tickets - We’re all proud of them, and even if basketball isn’t everyone’s thing, the whole experience can be fun. Grab tickets and head downtown with Dad for some quality time and a game this season!

Employment Positions Available at Fay Landrum Academy: Job Description: We are seeking teachers to instruct children age 4, using creative methods such as: art, music and hands-onlearning. Teachers will create daily lesson plans that teach social skills as well as introducing colors, shapes, and numbers. The instructor will also teach reading and writing, and help children develop language skills. Teachers must attend to the basic needs of the students, such as: serving them food and beverage, putting on and taking coats, hats, and sunglasses, and assisting kids in restroom visits. Education Requirements: Certification in Early Childhood with a minimum of an Associates of Art Degree Important Qualities: Exceptional Communication Skills (both written and verbal) Strong Organization Skills Creative and Accommodating Lesson plans Understanding emotional needs and cues Patience Physical Stamina Pre-K Teacher: $11.00/hr Teacher’s Assistant: $23,400/yr Please call (602) 237-6030 or apply in person at 750 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040 36 - South Mountain Villager

LOWMANS Arizona Funeral Home

“Our Family Serving Your Family” Se Habla Español


WILLIAM S. LOWMAN Licensed Funeral Director


Family Owned and Operated

Caring Professional Service 24 Hours A Day 717 West Dobbins Road • Phoenix, Arizona 85041

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Notice of Publication George Gervin Prep Academy is in the process of applying for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant through the Arizona Department of Education. CCLC provides academic enrichment activities during non-school hours which helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic areas such as reading and math. This notice is provided as a requirement for the grant application process. If you wish to comment on the application please contact the Arizona Department of Education. For further information, George Gervin Prep Academy is located at 2801 E. Southern Ave, Phoenix, Arizona, 85042, and can be reached by phone at 480-219-2121.

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NOW ENROLLING Preschool - 8th Grade

Why Choose George Gervin Prep Acadmeny? We offer advanced technology in the class, we incorporate Beyond Textbooks Curriculum and we teach all the necessary skills to help your child become a successful learner

• All day Kindergarten • Gender Classes • pre K - 8th Grade

George Gervin Prep Academy *Now Accepting Teaching applications for the 2016-17 school year for grades K-8th. Visit our website to apply.

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