Page 1

March 2016 Vol. 21 No. 3

happy easter! the healthy gourmet Oreccheitte Carbonara with Charred Brussels Sprouts Take Pride In the SMCC SouthMobile Mountain Village: Pantry Distribution... Free Food & Open to the Public

church directory Find Local Churches in Your Neighborhood get our updates on facebook “vetrepreneurship”: Mayor Stanton Explains how Phoenix

is Celebrating Veteran Entrepreneurs Community Events

Council Corner

What’s Happening

Shining Star

Mayor’s Corner

Pride Page

Roosevelt S.T.E.A.M. Festival 2016 Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math

A Signature Event of the Arizona SciTech Festival

Saturday, March 5, 2016 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Roosevelt Center of Sustainability at Brooks Community School 3146 Wier Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040 - A District-wide Showcase of Arts and Academics -

Live Dance & Music Performances • Food Truck • Prizes & Giveaways 13,000 sq. ft. Educational Greenhouse • Hands-on Activities • Book Fair

Michael Dickerson, DMD

Few things on earth are more powerful than a Let us put a smile on your whole family.

Your Neighbordhood Realtor

For over 10 years, I have successfully provided service to clients buying, selling, renting or investing in both residential & commercial real estate. Let me know if you or someone you know may need my service in the next few months. I look forward to assisting with their next big move!

Robert Johnson REALTOR



South Mountain Villager -


WHAT’S HAPPENING In The South Mountain Village

Happy Easter!

April 2015

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAMILY DENTAL IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! In January, Gregory L. Ten Eyck, DDS Retired after 30 years of practicing Dentistry. His office is now under the New Management of Dr. Michael Dickerson, DMD of South Mountain Family Dental. The Staff of South Mountain Family Dental looks forward to continuing the type of personalized dental care and professional services that their office is known for.

It’s Time to Start Thinking about Summer Camps for the Kids! - Read about two great options on page 31 -

The Carlie Back Team: Have questions about anything real estate in the South Mountain/Laveen Villages: E-mail Carlie at or George at or call at 602-305-9033

The South Mountain Village Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 8th. 2016 at 6:30 PM at the South Mountain Community Collage, 7050 South 24th. Street, South Mountain Library. The South Mountain/Laveen Village Festival Inc. Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 29th. 2016 at 6 PM at 7401 South 32nd. Street. The Carlie Back Team Real estate Office. South Mountain Village Clean & Beautiful Committee will meet on TBD 2016 at 4 PM at the Heritage Neighborhood Resource building on 2405 East Broadway Road. The Target Area B Citizens Action Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 23rd. 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Travis L. Williams Family Services Center, 4732 South Central Avenue.

Have good news or an event to share? Email us at Check our our website: 4 - South Mountain Villager

South Mountain Villager -


2016 SoMo Golf Tournament

Legacy Golf Club & Resort

Saturday, May 21, 7:30 AM Shot Gun Legacy Golf Club & Resort Proceeds: Shane Figueroa Memorial Scholarship Fund for South Mountain Community College student, & South Mountain/ Laveen Festivals, Inc. non- profit 501-c3 20-4579120

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:30 AM Shot Gun Registration Info: Cost: $85 per player / $340 foursome Includes: Lunch, Range Balls, Cart, Contest Holes and More Deadline: May 10, 2016 (checks must be received by deadline) Checks only: Make payment to South Mountain/Laveen Festivals, Inc. or SMLF Registration Check-In: Opens at 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM _






_ Detach and Return Form _







GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM Contact Name: (please print)_______________________ Cell #_____________________ Home Phone: _________________ Email Address: _______________________ You may register without a team and you will be placed with other individuals to form a team.

Company or Team Name: _____________________________________________ Player(s)____________________________ _______________________________

______________________________ ______________________________

Mail checks to: SMLF, 5623 S. 9th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85040 Any questions call: Karen at 602 438-2928 or Joe at 602 363-4634

6 - South Mountain Villager

South Mountain Villager -


Travel: ENOS King-Lewis II, Agent, Guide, Producer. A to Z Businessman. Fun Trips, Prosperity-Wellness., 800-824-1450 (Call 24/7)

“REEVES AUTO WRECKING” 2532 W. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041 602) 268-1000

Specializing in domestic truck and car parts.

Michael’s Services Major Appliances Repair, Air Conditioning, Heating, Commercial Refrigeration and Cooking Equipment, Water Heaters Motorcycle Repair Harley Davidson Certified Call Mike at 602-448-0522

8 - South Mountain Villager

From Your Friends at The South Mountain Villager South Mountain Villager -



SOUTH MOUNTAIN VILLAGE South Mountain Community College Mobile Pantry Distribution...Free Food and Open to the Public! South Mountain Community College employees and students will help their community by packing FREE boxes of food as volunteers for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Mobile Pantry Distribution. Fresh fruit and vegetables will be available for all families or individuals in need. The Mobile Pantry is open to the public and free of charge. No identification or qualifying is required. The Mobile Pantry takes place every two weeks from 7:00am – 9:00am at the South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center.

Distribution dates for the Spring 2016 Semester are as follows: March 4 and 25 April 1 and 15 May 6 South Mountain Community College is located at 7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, just north of Baseline Rd.

We Are Your Neighborhood One Stop Shop !


*Preventative Maintenance *Diagnostic Auto Repair *Complete Collision Service *Free Estimates *Fleet Repairs & Services *Windshield Repairs/Replacements *Fleet Discounts


Arizona Properties

2301 E University – Phoenix, 85034 – 602.889.3950 Authorized 3rd Party Provider for AZ Department of Transportation (ADOT/MVD) Titles & Registrations, Level 1 Inspections, Plates, Notary, Temporary Permits


10 - South Mountain Villager

Michael Neal

Cell: 480.695.0802 Office: 480.685.2760 Fax: 480.736.8410 Realtor R , GRI, MBA 8950 S. 52nd Street, Suite 107 Tempe, AZ 85284


“Out of Pain... Back to Life”

Accident? We can help.

Have Pain? Need a Lawyer? Need Medical Help? Need Imaging?

We cover ALL of your accident needs. 7th Street



7th Avenue



6851 S. Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042

Concussion and Vestibular Rehab available. We have helped thousands of people in accidents. Over 14 Years of Experience. Provider for all major Insurance Companies. Se Habla Español.

Call Today: 602-268-6000

Your child can become bilingual at Laveen’s newest school. Opening August 2016

Paseo Pointe School will offer Dual Language Immersion (DLI) in Spanish. Now enrolling DLI students entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade in August 2016.

DLI registrations are being accepted at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins. For more information call 602-237-9100 ext. 3050 ● South Mountain Villager -


Tax credits are a great way to provide RSD students with access to Extracurricular Activities Are you looking for a great way to get a tax credit while helping out the students of the Roosevelt School District? You can still get your last minute tax credit for 2015. All you have to do is fill out the form below and you’ll be helping out our students while helping out yourself as well. Getting the tax credit is simple. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the actual tax amount owed. For example, if you owe $800 in state income taxes and you donate $400 to a public school for extracurricular activities, you may subtract the $400 from your tax bill and pay the state just $400. If you anticipate a refund from the state, it would increase by the amount of your contribution, assuming you had that amount withheld. According to state law, these donations must be used for extracurricular activities and/or character education programs. With your help, Roosevelt School District is able to offer tutoring, band, music, art, recreational activities, and much more. Extracurricular activities and character education programs help children develop qualities such as leadership, team play, and cooperation, as well as provide safe, supervised activities after school hours. Thanks to you, these programs could be available to all Roosevelt students. All Arizona taxpayers are eligible to take advantage of this tax credit regardless of whether or not they have children in our schools. A married couple filing jointly may contribute and receive a tax credit up to $400. A single individual may contribute up to $200. Donations must be received by April 15th, 2016 in order to be eligible for the tax credit this calendar year. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes. Roosevelt School District #66 Tax Credit Donation Name:____________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________________________________ City:___________________________________________________________________ Phone #:_______________________________________________________________________ Amount: $__________________________________________________________________ Do you have a school preference? Yes________________________________________________________________________ (List name of school) No. Please use my donation where it is most needed. Which activity would you like to support? Art





Field Trips

Greatest Need

Other ________________________________ Please return this form with donation to: Community Relations Roosevelt School District 66, 6000 South 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85042 Make checks and money orders payable to: Roosevelt School District For more information, call 602-243-4800 or visit our website at to download a copy of our tax credit brochure. 12 - South Mountain Villager

March 2016


Cesar Chavez Library 3635 W. Baseline Rd. - all programs are free!


OFFICE 602-712-9455

FAX 602-268-7670





Mon: 9am-5pm . Tues-Thurs: 10am-8pm . Fri: Closed Sat: 9am-5pm . Sun: 1pm-5pm LIBRARY CLOSED: Sunday, March 27 for Easter Holiday and Thursday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez Holiday. 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.


BabyTime: Mondays 9:30 AM (BabyTime for Crawlers) Babies, 0-12 months (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. BabyTime with Sign for Walkers : Mondays 10:30 AM Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills. Using sign language speeds babies' language development. Tickets available at the information desk 30 minutes before storytime. #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign ToddlerTime: Celebrating Dr. Seuss Tuesday, March 1 11:15 AM Join us for a special Dr. Seuss storytime and craft in celebration of his birthday and the halfway point of the We READ 30-day Challenge! DIY ToddlerTime: Tuesday, March 8 11:15 AM Be the star of ToddlerTime in this new interactive storytime program. Learn the tips and tricks storytellers use to delight your children. Share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-paced program that will delight your little ones. This program is designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program. #pplstorytime #diytoddlertime FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Game Night: Thursday, March 3 6:00-7:30 PM Family STEAM Drop in Craft Night: Thursday, March 10 6:00-7:30 PM Meeting Room Drop in and have fun creating a unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) craft that everyone can enjoy! All materials will be provided. LEGO Night: Thursday, March 17 6:00-7:30 PM Family Science Night: Thursday, March 24 6:00-7:30 PM Meeting Room


Manga Madness: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4:00-5:00 PM FREE! Teens interested in Manga and Animae are welcome to come discuss various books, draw characters and play specialized games for that genre. Origami Mask Making: Tuesday, March 8 3:00-4:00 PM See library for more details.


ree Self Defense Class: Saturday, March 12 1:30-3:30 PM Meeting Room Learn how to use a kubaton to defend yourself and your loved ones. This free class is taught by staff from the City of Phoenix Emergency Management Department. Everyone is welcome to attend. Computer Class: Basic Skills: Wednesday, March 9 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Computer Lab. This beginner's class will introduce basic computer skills. The parts of a computer, using a mouse, keyboarding techniques, and saving with a flash drive will be covered. Practice time will be included in this "hands on" class. FREE! First come, first served. Computer Class: eMagazines: Wednesday, March 16 6:30-7:30 PM Computer Lab Read magazines online for free! Learn how to stream and download popular magazines from Flipster and Zinio. Consumer Reports and the library's national and international newspaper database will also be covered. You may never pay for another magazine subscription again. FREE! First come, first served.

South Mountain Villager -


Defining Proposition 123 for SoPho and Laveen. South Phoenix (SoPho) and Laveen knows as much as anybody that our public school system is underfunded. Every year, this problem costs us valuable teachers, new textbooks and after school programs, and it is our children who suffer. On May 17, we have the opportunity to help the Laveen and Roosevelt districts by voting “Yes” for Prop 123! This proposition would provide more funding to our schools as soon as June this year. In fact, independent state economists estimate that the Laveen Elementary District, which has 6,000 students would receive roughly $1.3 million, while Roosevelt, which educates 9,000 students, would gain about $2 million! This is just the beginning of the increased funding under Prop 123. Even larger annual increases will follow year after year for a period of 10 years. On a whole, this statewide ballot initiative, which also helps charter schools, will put $3.5 BILLION into schools over the next decade. This increase is a great first step on the longer journey to improve our public K-12 system. It also doesn’t raise taxes but responsibly uses the state land trust, which already exists to support public education. This trust is now worth $5 billion and reputable state economists project it will still continue to grow under Prop 123. The state also has millions of acres of unsold trust land that is worth an estimated $70 billion. Yet, while this trust is overflowing with money and backed by a huge amount of unsold trust lands, annual trust distributions to the trust’s lawful owners – public K-12 education – have averaged only $65 million. Split among hundreds of districts and charters, it is easy to see how state land trust contributions to public education have remained an afterthought until the introduction of Prop 123. It’s also easy to see how many people question just what benefit the trust currently provides to its beneficiaries, our public schools. You might ask how does Prop 123 help our teachers? Despite the value and growth of this important education asset, our public K-12 system is currently in crisis and is poorly equipped to address an alarming teacher shortage and staggering levels of teachers leaving their current assignments to go to other states or leaving teaching entirely. Prop 123 was negotiated with helping teachers in mind. The previously mentioned increases to school funding that would take place this fiscal year can even be applied as retroactive pay raises for teachers and school employees. The fact remains that teacher pay in Arizona has not kept pace with what teachers are able to earn in other states. This leaves teachers in a terribly difficult decision, and often they must choose between their career or being able to provide for their families. Too many times, they cannot do both. That is the scenario that prompted groups like the Arizona Education Association and the Arizona School Boards Association to sue the state to restore inflation funding and renew our public commitment to our students. Sadly, that is the scenario that will continue if voters reject Prop 123. Contrary to public belief, there is no court order that demands “back pay” to schools from the 14 - South Mountain Villager

Legislature and there no evidence of a “better deal” waiting for schools if Prop 123 fails. After five painful and expensive years locked in court, the education community and state leaders negotiated additional funding that provides Arizona schools, teachers, students and the economy with financial certainty that has been absent for too long and left too many students waiting. Prop 123 has Bipartisan support from the education and business communities. Prop 123 is enjoying overwhelming support from the education and child welfare community, including groups like the Arizona Parent Teacher Association, Expect More Arizona, Helios Education Foundation, Stand for Children Arizona, Children’s Action Alliance and Save Our Schools AZ. From the business community, the support has been just as impressive. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and many local chambers of commerce and business groups have endorsed the measure. So has Greater Phoenix Leadership, East Valley Partnership, Southern Arizona Leadership Council and many others. In Prop 123, each of these organizations see a chance to improve the lives of students and prepare Arizona for future economic growth and capabilities. For the first time in memory, the need to improve public education has become the number one priority of the business community and even the general public, which is more concerned about our schools than any other issues. The link between strong schools and a strong economy is gaining widespread recognition, but we must credit leaders who have made strengthening this connection a critical goal. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, in a recent event announcing his full support for Prop 123, said partisanship cannot stand in the way of progress. “Simply put, there is not a more powerful economic engine that a strong education system that prepares every child for success,” Stanton said. “And I’ll work with anyone and support any plan that advances that cause. On May 17, SoPho and Laveen can take the critical first step towards improving our public education system that employs 50,000 teachers who are charged with educating Arizona’s 1.1 million students. This plan helps to balance our current and future educational needs. It is nothing short of critical that SoPho and Laveen residents support Prop 123 and demonstrate this support by voting on May 17! Failure to do so will only continue the underfunding of our schools and trigger more court battles over school spending. Our state doesn’t need more legal bills. We need money for Arizona schools, teachers and our students, who will become the leaders of this state. I encouracge all of you to get out and vote “Yes” on Prop 123!

Victor Vidales - Small Business Owner and SoPho Resident -

South Mountain Villager - 15

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 3 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 2406 S. 24th Street, Building B, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Worship Times: Sunday 10:00am Wednesday 6:00pm


Pastor Robert Johnson

Principal Scott Ranney

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 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

Heaven’s Place 4141 E Raymond St. Suite A/B, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-0104

Pastor Cheryl Davies

Sunday School – 10am, Worship – 11am

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

Church at the KROC The Salvation Army Ray & Joan 
KROC Corps Community Center 
1375 E Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-425-5010

Pastor David Ekblad

Shiloh Apostolic Church 1921 East Wood Street Phoenix, AZ Sundays at 10am 602.268.0784

Streams Church Laveen 3908 W South Mountain Ave

The Elect Lady Pastor Nancy P. Jones

Meeting at Vista Del Sur School - Sundays at 10am

CrossWalk Church Worship Location: 3921 W. Baseline Rd.

PO Box 642 Laveen, AZ 85339

On the campus of Cesar Chavez High School


Shawn Lind, Campus Pastor

Church for the City

Service Times: Saturday 6 p.m. Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Mailing address: PO Box 13 Laveen, AZ 85339 Sunday School – 10am, Worship – 11am 602-304-0072

Pastors: Jeff Gunn & Dan Solofra

2802 E. South Mountain Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85042

- Praise City Church & ReCreate Life Church &

are merging to become Church for the City Sept 2015 Recreate Life Church 7010 S 27th Ave

Sundays at 10am 602-237-8877 Lead Pastor: Tyrone P. Jones Campus Pastor: Damion Washington

16 - South Mountain Villager

Phoenix, AZ 85041 Worship Time 10am (480) 382-7002

Pastor Damion Washington

March 2016

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


Babytime—(Friday) 9:30 am --Children birth to 23 months accompanied by a caregiver. Have fun sharing books, fingerplays, songs and more. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows program. Family Storytime—(Friday) 10:30 am -- All ages with children, birth to five, accompanied by a caregiver. Have fun sharing books, finger plays, songs, flannel board stories, and more. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading including dialogic and sound awareness activities. Saturday Kids @ Ocotillo 1—2:30 p.m. First Saturday of the Month Saturday STEAMtime Join us for hands-on STEAM activities. Second Saturday of the Month Lots-O-Legos We’ve got Lots-O-Legos. You bring your imagination and build a unique creation. Third Saturday of the Month OCZ : Ocotillo Creativity Zone We are making a cool craft in the OCZ! Fourth Saturday of the Month Family Movie Matinee We are showing a family friendly movie.

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES Recruitment Thursday @ Ocotillo Workforce Literacy Center will be hosted every Thursday from 11:00—1:00 P. This allotted timeframe will allow jobseekers and recruiters alike to network and establish the employment needs of the community. We have a series of three recruiters who will be set-up in our Ocotillo Workforce Center: speaking with jobseekers, presenting information, spreading the word about job openings and taking applications. Some recruiters will conduct on-site interviews. Drop-in Employment Assistance – (Tuesday through Thursday) 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Get one-on-one help with your resume, cover letter, searching & applying for jobs online and more! No registration required. For more information visit the library. New Drop in Employment Assistance Hours! Saturdays 9-12 3-in-1 Job Hunting 1:00pm - 2:00 pm, March 1st: Learn how to create a resume, write a cover letter and prepare for an interview in this one hour class.

St. Luke's at the Mountain Worship Times Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:30 a.m. Mass in Spanish 8:00 a.m. Weekly Wednesday Service 6:00 p.m. 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday Spanish Services 5:00 p.m. Filipino Worship First & Third Saturday 4:30-6pm Adult Education Classes every Tuesday (Career Services & Financial Services) 848 E. Dobbins Road Phoenix, Arizona 85066 602-276-7318

Change pays. Derrick Spencer Ins Agcy Inc Derrick Spencer, Agent 5270 W Baseline Rd Laveen, AZ 85339 Bus: 602-304-1911

Switch and save an average of




Talk to me about saving more than pocket change. Get to a better State . Get State Farm. CALL ME TODAY. ®

*Average annual per household savings based on a 2012 national survey of new policyholders who reported savings by switching to State Farm. State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL 1201245

South Mountain Villager -


18 - South Mountain Villager

Wordcenter Church presents

Easter Egg Hunt

s g g E O O 5,O Bring the whole family!

Bounce House

Games Crafts

Spring Festival

Trae a toda la familia!

Saturday, March 26th @ Bernard Black Elementary School 12:30 PM

All ages are welcome! Spring Fest 11:00am-1:30pm


(602) 568-5789

Arizona’s Oldest & Largest Spa Dealership 3 Valley Locations: $500 OFF A SPA!


Plus FREE Cover Butler, FREE Steps & FREE Local Delivery $965 VALUE! Bring this ad. One Special Per Customer. Valid Through 7/1/16

17455 N. Black Canyon HWY. 1-17 North of Bell Rd.



4160 S. Arizona Ave. #D1 Chandler, AZ 85248




ce ed Spa



e Tu plus iPon

larsh avail ips are able

First Come d First Serve


9180 E. Talking Stick Way/Indian Bend Rd. #F4 Scottsdale, AZ 85250


Low Price Guarantee

• Locally Owned & Operated for 35 Years • Oldest & Largest Spa Retailer in Arizona • Largest Selection of Spas In the Southwest

APPLY TODAY Classes held Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

8838 S. 2nd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85041 (602)682-7968

South Mountain Villager -


South Mountain Freeway agreement delivers lower cost, shorter timeline The Arizona Department of Transportation will deliver the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway three years sooner and at a cost savings topping $100 million by taking an innovative approach to selecting the team to design, build and maintain the highway. “This is another example of government working at the speed of business to save taxpayer money and improve the lives of Arizonans,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Thanks to hard work and collaboration, the South Mountain Freeway will be completed under budget and faster than expected.” The Department of Transportation finalized a public-private partnership Friday with the project team – Connect 202 Partners – that will serve in all three roles. “This first-of-its-kind highway contract in Arizona has not only reduced the overall cost but allowed ADOT to accelerate the entire project, meaning motorists will be able to benefit from this critical freeway sooner,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “That’s especially important in light of transportation needs today and into the future.” The 22-mile freeway, expected to open by late 2019, will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix. Approved twice by Maricopa County voters, the South Mountain Freeway will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system. Connect 202 Partners will design and build the freeway corridor and provide maintenance for 30 years after construction. The team consists of Fluor Enterprises Inc., Granite Construction Co. and Ames Construction Inc., with Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. as the lead designer. The fixed $916 million contract for design and construction makes this the largest highway project in state history. The amount required for the overall project is approximately $122 million less than anticipated because of innovative approaches Connect 202 Partners proposed for construction and engineering, as well as reducing the amount of property that must be acquired for the freeway. While the phrase public-private partnership may evoke visions of a toll road, that isn’t the case with the South Mountain Freeway. Instead, this agreement, ADOT’s first for a highway project, provides the advantages of lower cost and shorter timeline that come from having one team not only design and build the freeway, but maintain it afterward. The original plan called for construction of the freeway as nine individual projects. But after receiving an unsolicited proposal for a public-private partnership in 2013, ADOT decided to seek proposals using that approach. Connect 202 Partners was selected as the “best value” developer in December 2015 following an extensive review that led to a final list of three prospective developer teams in March 2015. ADOT encouraged these teams to propose innovative concepts that would save time and money while adhering to all environmental commitments. Innovations proposed by Connect 202 Partners include optimizing the design of the freeway to reduce the amount of right-of-way needed and improving efficiency by reducing the amount of earth needing to be hauled by trucks. The project will include construction of a 15-foot-wide multi-use trail along the existing Pecos Road alignment from 40th Street to 17th Avenue. Even with the lower cost made possible by a public-private partnership agreement, motorists will enjoy the same modern amenities they have been accustomed to for decades, including a high-capacity freeway 20 - South Mountain Villager

with four lanes of traffic in each direction including HOV lanes, rubberized asphalt, accesscontrolled interchanges and aesthetics that reflect the nearby communities. The South Mountain Freeway, which will be paid for with state, federal and voter-approved regional transportation funding, has been a critical part of the region’s transportation plans since voters approved the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Freeway Program in 1985. It also was part of the Regional Transportation Plan that Maricopa County voters approved in 2004. “The award provides cost certainty on the largest transportation project in the Regional Transportation Plan,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane, chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments. “We now know the range of savings we can put toward the rest of the freeway program.” Halikowski said support from the Maricopa Association of Governments, city of Phoenix and Federal Highway Administration has been essential to advancing the South Mountain Freeway. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2016. Pre-construction activities, including geotechnical and utility work and property acquisition and preparation, have been underway since spring 2015 after ADOT received final federal clearance to move forward.

SouthGate Church

Easter Eggstavaganza!


Sunday March 27th Inspirational Easter Message 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Colossal Easter Egg Hunt following 2nd service!

Free Candy - Fun Prizes 2020 East Baseline Road Phoenix 602-243-1900

moments on paper the l etter house is a custom d esi gn stud io sp ecial iz ing in moments o n pap er ! our mission is to tel l you r story thr oug h b eautif ul and uni qu e custom d esig ns that r ef l ect you r styl e and personal ity. whether you’r e g etting mar r ied, hosting a n ev ent, or b r and ing a business, we ’re her e to of f er that custom touch you can’t f ind anywher e el se.

South Mountain Villager - 21

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 602-276-4803

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

22 - South Mountain Villager

March 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: Sunday, March 27th – Easter Holiday We READ 30-day Challenge February 1st – April 1st Make reading a habit by taking the challenge to read 20 minutes a day for 30 days. Pick up a We READ gameboard at any Phoenix Public Library and start the challenge between February 1st and March 1st. You have until April 1st to finish. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Give us a call today!

602-268-0030 Or visit us online: 7035 S. Central Ave., Suite 4 • Phoenix, AZ 85042

Bertha's Home Care

“I will take care of your loved one in my home” • Reasonable Prices • Certified Adult Foster Care • Ten years Experience • Homemade Meals • TV & Telephone in room • Christian Caregiver

Phone: 602.380.7233 • 602.653.4503 Fax: 602.595.3623

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 – March 30th 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. Bilingual Family Storytime/Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe Para Familias Saturdays./sabados. 10:30 a.m. (for children 0-5 years old, with a caregiver) (para niños de 0-5 años acompañados de un adulto favorito) Builder’s Club – March 12th Drop in between 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Use LEGOS to build a creation and have it displayed in the library. Ages 6-13. LEGOS for in-library use only. We READ Full STEAM – March 5th and 19th Drop in between 10:30-Noon Join us for this extra STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) activity during our We READ winter reading drop-in program. We READ Full STEAM – March 8th Drop in between 4:30-6:00 p.m. Explore! Create! Have fun! Creative kids can drop-in anytime. Paws2Read – March 26th 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.


Teen Time – March 1st and 15th 4:30–6:30 p.m. Movies, crafts, games and more. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) March 22nd 5:00–6:00 p.m. Help TAB plan programs/events at SMCL, 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.


“Landscape Watering” - March 1st 7:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants. This is a FREE landscape workshop pr esented by the City of Phoenix Water Services Department. To RSVP for class(es) E-mail or call 602-534-3950. Walk-ins will be permitted to attend, but space is limited. Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Meeting – March 5th 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Join the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library South Mountain chapter. SMCL Book Club – 8th 6:30 p.m. This month the book is The Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Steadman. Everyone is welcome to read the book and join the conversation. Annual Quilt Show – March 24th 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Quilt makers and quilt lovers, check out the incredible textile art of the SMCL Quilting Club.

South Mountain Villager - 23

District 8 Council Corner February has been such an exciting month for the South Mountain community. The engagement from the residents in this area has been fantastic. This month, my staff and I spent a good chunk of time going to community meetings, local gatherings and big events. During the month of February, the Phoenix City Council moved the South Central extension of the Light-Rail system up in the order of construction by a decade. With the light-rail making its way down Central to Baseline, I wanted to highlight two new hubs that will soon be connected to the South Mountain community. The Warehouse District in Downtown Phoenix is rising once again. What used to be abandoned warehouses are now being retrofitted as new, urban spaces. Technology, marketing and architecture firms are slowly filling the void. Keep your eye on this emerging section of Downtown. Additionally, the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) is growing quickly. The PBC is comprised of many different partners, including ASU, NantWorks, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), U of A, NAU, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and Ashion Analytics. The South Central extension will connect our community not just to the amenities of our Downtown, but also to high-skilled, high-wage jobs. I had such a wonderful time at the Laveen Parade on February 6th. It was so nice to mingle with the community and have the chance, albeit brief, to listen to your feedback. This month, my staff and I also attended the Laveen BBQ at Corona Ranch. I don’t know about you, but I loved having some of the best BBQ Arizona has to offer. In addition, there was a rodeo, local vendors and I tried my hand at cow-milking for the first time. Lastly, we are only a month away from the Cesar Chavez Dog Park Grand Opening! This beautiful new park will give pet owners and pets a safe place to connect with fellow K-9 and their enthusiasts. I have been fighting for this park since I was first elected, and despite facing opposition at times, we finally were able to make it happen. It is my commitment to always try and fight for our fair share of resources south of the river, and it is my hope this dog park, like the one we opened last year at Esteban Park, will be a great amenity for our community to enjoy. The park officially opens on March 19th and is in the heart of Cesar Chavez Park. I am genuinely enthused about what is going on in your community. If you have any further questions about District 8 you can contact me at 602-262-7493 or and hope you had a great Black History Month!

24 - South Mountain Villager

SHINING STARS Christopher loves to read his Bible and has dreams of being in the U.S. Army when he grows up because he wants to “help our country.” Playing basketball, riding his skateboard and scooter are activities Christopher enjoys, and he says he is a pro at riding BMX bikes. Christopher also loves to build different things with Legos and hopes to become a better builder one day. Christopher likes listening to country music, especially Blake Sheldon. He likes to dance too! Christopher says he doesn’t mind helping out around the house and right now he helps with vacuuming, sweeping, laundry and dishes. He loves to cook and fish is his favorite thing to cook. Christopher really loves Chinese food. He could always go for some fried rice or orange chicken from Panda Express!


When Christopher is with his friends they like to talk, play sports, and play board games. His favorite board game is Monopoly. Christopher says his favorite holiday is Christmas because it’s Jesus’ birthday. Christopher was born in 2005. For more information about Christopher contact or 1-877-KIDSNEEDU.

CAVALRY’S CORNER American Legion – Laveen Cavalry – Post 134 Look at the Youth of Today: Our Future is Assured

About thousand, years the Greek philosophers andMarine, Plato loudly complained Armedtwo Forces Day isfour an hundred annual day to ago, celebrate our Army, Navy, Socrates Air Force, and Coast Guard about the youth of their day. The complaints were essentially the sameth as can be heard today: laziness, members for the service they perform for the USA. It was May 17 . The Post #134 is being recognized disrespect, and so on. Well, Socrates and Plato were just these guys, y’know.

at the State Convention next month for being the first to meet and exceed the 100% membership

On January 8 and 9, will eleven JROTC teams competed the American retention goal. We receive a ribbon from the in National Office.Legion Inaugral First Round Three Position Air Rifle Tournament, held at Cesar Chavez High School. It was a pleasure to watch the calm and disciplined manner with which the competitors approached their task. The first-place team was Trevor G. We are High want School to commend the good the students South Mountain High School are of doing. Browne Army JROTC; thework second-place team at was Buena High School Army JROTC SierraThe Post, and together with another, sponsor High a baseball at Cesar High School.was Medals and Vista, the third-place teamwill was Buckeye Schoolteam AFJROTC. TheChavez inaugral tournament deeemed acertificates success. Next year, both Round for OneRifle, and Round Two will held here. to members of the JROTC at both have been awarded Leadership, andbeCitizenship

Cesar Chavez and Betty Fairfax High School. Have your heard about the Nationally-recognized Rifle

On January 28 and 29, the 2016 Maricopa County Standdown was held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Team Cesaroutreach Chavez?event We to intend to increase to themAmerican and the Legion ROTC Post this 134 year. They shoes. held a It is theatlargest homeless veteranssupport in the country. donated joint yard sale and car wash with us on April 26. Pity about the wind and rain. Not to worry; the Two students from AAEC – South Mountain Campus checked, sorted and paired the shoes. There were Post 110 for males, 50 pairs females, and eleven for veterans need of one. The students’ andpairs the JROTC will hold for another joint yard saleshoes and car wash onwho the only morning Saturday, May 31, community wasWest dulyBaseline noted. On February 6, three students from AAEC – South located nextservice to thewas Spurwelcome, Lounge,and 5535 Road in Laveen. Mountain performed community service with another veterans organization that has members in the South Mountain / Laveen area: 40&8. This is a National Honor Organization of Veterans. One of the main charitable The next four isweeks willand beawarding of interest. We will have our joint yard sale on May 31; our Locale annual1154 visit works of 40&8 funding scholarships for postsecondary nurses training. Voiture of 40&8 has funded three scholarships in just the last couple of months. The involvement and excellent work with senior veterans on Memorial Day, May 26; the installation of new officers at the Spur Lounge at st of the AAEC been well received and Department' appreciated. convention. For more information, call Ken 10:00 am onstudents June 21has . plus the State 'Arizona American Legion “Laveen Cavalry” Post 134 will continue with activities with local youth. As this article is King at 602-672-8916. being written, preparations are underway for an Americanism activity with a local Girl Scout troop. For more information about the American Legion, go to or or call (602) 705-9547. Info on 40&8 is at .

South Mountain Villager - 25

S0uth Pointe Junior High &

Quest High School

217 E. Olympic Drive Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 243-8496

Serving 9th - 12th Grades #evening #nightschool Do you know a busy young adult? Hoping to earn more money? Want to earn your high school diploma? Real Teachers in Live classes Meal Program & Transportation Assistance

26 - South Mountain Villager

The Healthy Gourmet

Good Food is Good Medicine

Our theme at The Healthy Gourmet is simple and direct: Good food is Good Medicine. So lets explore how food has the potential to be good medicine. Medicine that maintains a healthy life and with vigorous vitality. I found this recipe for Brussels sprouts that is delicious and it can stand alone as an entree or it will make a great side dish for pork, fish and beef. Although Brussels sprouts aren’t among the most well-loved vegetables because they tend to be bitter, proper preparation with spices, meat and oils can complement the flavor. As a member of the nutritionally potent cruciferous family, they’re worth a place in your healthy diet. Not only are Brussels sprouts a good source of protein, iron and potassium, but they also offer other benefits that can boost your overall health. Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids. Eating Brussels sprouts will reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and prevents constipation. They are full of antioxidants that offer protective health benefits which boost your immune system.

Orecchiette Carbonara With Charred Brussels Sprouts 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, leaves separated 12 ounces of fresh orecchiette pasta (Ronzoni Rotini if you are gluten free) 2 to 4 ounces of chopped bacon or pancetta finely chopped (about ¼ cup) ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1/3 cup Pecorino or Parmesan cheese 2 large egg yolks, beaten to blend

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 4 quart sauté pan over high heat. Working in batches , add Brussels sprout leaves and cook, tossing occasionally, until charred in spots and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. {continued on page 28}

South Mountain Villager - 27

Transfer to a plate and set aside. Wipe out sauté pan.

Cook pasta in 8 quart stockpot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente (about 5 minutes for fresh pasta). Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same sauté pan of medium heat. Add chopped bacon or pancetta and cook, stirring often, until slightly crisp. Add pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, Immediately add ½ cup past cooking liquid to keep pasta from burning: reduce heat to low and gradually add butter, swirling sauté pan and adding more pasta cooking liquid as needed, until thick, glossy sauce forms. Add pasta to sauté pan and toss to coat. Add cheese; toss to combine. Remove from heat; mix in egg yolks. Add reserved Brussels sprout leaves; toss, adding pasta cooking liquid (or hot water) as needed to thin sauce Serve past topped with more cheese of choice. Have a wonderful day! Bon Appetite!

John McAlister Author: Boys That Cook for the Ones They Love Recipe and photo from The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, second edition

28 - South Mountain Villager

South Mountain/Laveen Village

Festival Calendar 2016 May 21st. (Saturday) Second Annual Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser at the Legacy Golf Club. See Villager for flyer and application (Joe Borquez, Karen Mischlispy, and Steve Glueck July 1st. (Friday) the Twenty-Eighth Annual Fiesta of Independence. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Located at The South Mountain Community College Gymnasium, 7050 S. 24th St., just north of Baseline Road. The Fiesta of Independence is the home grown event of community groups in the South Mountain Village, the South Mountain Community College, in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Homeland Security. November 5th. (Saturday) 44th. Festival of Thanksgiving Parade on Central Avenue, 10 am 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 at 602-243-3162 for entry forms and information. Application available on our Facebook Page: South Mountain/Laveen Villages Festival Committee. Free. November 5th. (Saturday) 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. (Sunday) 38th Annual Pioneer Luncheon at the Corona Ranch, 7611 S. 29th Ave.; 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 Ingried 602-276-3601. November 12th. (Saturday): Community Fair, 10 am –3 pm, at the South Mountain Community College located at 7050 South 24th. Street. Call Karen at 602-438-2928 or George at 602-243-3162. November 13th. (Sunday) 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. (Saturday) 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. 10409 South Central Avenue. 9 AM to 1 PM. Supported by Australia’s Friends Helping Friends, Dr. December 11th. (Saturday) 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. If you have questions, wish to participate or be a sponsor; please call George Young 602-243-3162 or Email George Young at:

South Mountain Villager - 29

District 7 Council Corner City of Phoenix Municipal Court Compliance Assistance Program I am proud to provide information on a new compliance program suited for those individuals who have unpaid civil traffic or parking charges. This program can help many get their driver’s license back in an easy, hassle free manner. The Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) is a new program offered by the Phoenix Municipal Court. CAP is designed to help you resolve past due traffic fines that are owed to the Court and that may be preventing the reinstatement of your Arizona driver’s license and enter into a payment plan for all your civil traffic, civil and parking charges without having to see a judge. If you make a required down payment and agree to make affordable monthly payments, the Court will notify the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) that you are in compliance with your civil traffic fines and fees due to the Court. You may then contact MVD to find out what you must do to reinstate your driving privileges. I urge you to take advantage of this great program the City is offering to our residents to help them resolve past traffic fines. To learn more about the program please visit, City of Phoenix Releases Floodplain Management Plan for Public Comment The city of Phoenix has prepared and released for public comment an update of its floodplain management plan. A floodplain management plan is an overall strategy of programs, projects and measures aimed at reducing the adverse impacts of flood hazards on the community. This plan identifies flood risks, their impact on the community, and a prioritized action plan for reducing flood risks. The city’s draft floodplain management plan is available online at The public comment and review period for the plan is taking place now through, April 28, 2016. In addition, the city will host four public meetings to share details about the plan and solicit comments from the public. The meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During each meeting a brief presentation will be provided at around 6:30 p.m. The meetings are scheduled as follows: • Tuesday, April 5: Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center - Multipurpose North, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. • Wednesday, April 6: Pecos Community Center - Multipurpose Room, 17010 S. 48th St. • Thursday, April 7: Burton Barr Public Library - Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave. • Tuesday, April 12: Phoenix Fire Department Station #57, 1708 W. Dobbins Road Questions and comments may be submitted in writing by 5 p.m., April 28, 2016, to: Hasan Mushtaq, P.E., Ph.D., CFM Floodplain Manager City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department 200 W. Washington St., 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611 Email: 30 - South Mountain Villager

- SUMMER FUN AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR STEM SUMMER CAMPS Are you looking for a STEMulating summer experience for your eighth or ninth grade student? South Mountain Community College is currently accepting applications for its Technology Summer Camp. This weeklong program will introduce students to technical careers through hands-on activities. Your student will: Create a mobile app Learn basic programming and computer networking Participate in cyber challenge competitions South Mountain’s STEM camp program can help fill your child’s summer break with fun and engaging learning opportunities. The Technology Summer Camp offers a variety of interesting science, technology, engineering and math activities designed to keep young brains entertained and stimulated throughout the summer. For more information on camp sessions and to apply, visit Application deadline is March 25, 2016. This camp is possible through a partnership with the Gila River Indian Community. Space is limited so apply early!

Arizona Humane Society Kids Camp for Young Animal Advocates The Arizona Humane Society believes it’s never too early to learn about the joy of pets. The expansive, multidimensional learning model inspires empathy, teaches children compassion and respect for all animals and instills in them the power that each individual has to create positive change for animals. Our education camps and workshops cover a wide variety of topics and are designed to reach children of all ages. At the Arizona Humane Society, our workshops are designed to equip each attendee with practical tools to better serve animals in their homes, schools and communities. See upcoming kids camps and receive more information by visiting

South Mountain Villager - 31

Adoptable Pet: Jack Jack, a darling Cocker Spaniel with a wavy, spotted fur coat, is a perfect gentleman with wonderful manners. The moment you walk through the door, this lover boy will melt to the floor for a much-anticipated belly rub (if he starts kicking his back leg you know you’ve found his sweet spot). The perfect day for this 1-year-old would begin with a brisk walk around the park followed by a date at your favorite dog friendly restaurant. A few rounds of fetch in the yard would be a great way to end the day. Meet Jack at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is $400 and includes his neuter surgery and vaccines. For more information call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal ID number A528844. Jack may have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter but you can see all the pets that are in need of a new home by visiting

32 - 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 South Mountain Villager -


2103 E Cedar Street Suite 5 Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 602-888-0359

34 - South Mountain Villager


A community of schools!


High School ‡3UH.



Now enrolling! Space is limited. (602) 276-1943






h High Sc

eam, Believe, Grow











io r

South Pointe Jr. High School 217 E. Olympic Dr.






Ju 20

t h Poi n



South Pointe Elementary 2033 E. Southern Ave.

Grades 9 - 12

Grades 6 - 8 LE



st H i g h S c h o o


AdvanceU 449 E. Southern Ave.

Grades K - 5 SOUTH

Grades PreK - 2


South Pointe High School Quest High School 217 E. Olympic Dr. 8325 S. Central Ave.


Financial and Immigration help

Looking to Sell or Buy in South Mountain or Laveen?

Call Your Neighborhood Expert Today at 602-617-8293 40-%

Just Listed in -BWFFO




Just Listed in -BWFFO






Just Listed in Phoenix 3BR, 2BA, 1,216SF on Large Lot

Just Listed in GMFOEBMF

Listed at $120,000.

Listed at $1 .

#3 #" 4' )6%)PNF

HUD Home



Just Listed In PhoFOJY Just Listed In SoPho Just Listed in Phoenix Just Listed In 4VO$JUZ 4BR, 2.5BA, 2,332SF + 2 Car Garage 3BR, BA, SF $BS(BSBHF BR, 2BA,  SF 2 Car Garage 3BR+Den, 2BA, 1,597 SF and (SFFOUSBJMT %FM8FC)PNF $PNN 2 Car Carport. Suncrest at Estrella Village Listed at $1,000. Knoell Garden Groves, $155,000 Listed at $184,000. Listed at$ .



Just Listed in Maryvale Just Listed in Uptown 4BR,930SF 2.5BA,and 2,540 SF and Pool 2BR, 1 BA, 840SF on Large Lot 2BR, 1BA, Community HUD South Home of I-17. Turney Condos One Block 2 CarVilla Garage. Listedat at$150,000. $44,000. $75,000 Listed at $250,000. Listed


Just Listed in SoPho

4BR, 2BA, 1,651 SF + 1/3 Acre Lot Lexington Square Listed at $146,000


Just Listed in /PSUI Phoenix BR, 2BA,  SF and 37(BUF. HUD Home.  Listed at $15,000

How Much Is Your Home Worth in Today’s Market?



Just Listed in Maryvale Vacant Zoned A-1, .27 Acres, 3BR, 2Land, BA, 1,096SF on Large Lot 105X115,andHUD Frontage Homeon 7th Ave. Listed at at $225,000 $92,000 Listed




Just Listed in SoPho 3BR, 2BA, 1,399SF + 2 Car Garage Southgate Listed at $131,000

Just Listed in Laveen 4BR, 3BA, 2,737 SF and .45 Acres. Amazing Mountain & City Views. Listed at $299,900.

Just Listed in PhoFOJY

Listed at $ .

Victor D Vidales III

Serving Our Village Since 2004 602-617-8293 Contact Your Neighborhood Expert Today to receive a FREE comparative market analysis.

Profile for South Mountain Villager

South Mountain Villager March 2016  

The March 2016 edition of the South Mountain Villager

South Mountain Villager March 2016  

The March 2016 edition of the South Mountain Villager