June 1 – 14, 2013
CUSD proposes changes to required reading list By Lynette Carrington
Proposing an updated reading list for Chandler Unified School District students has been a long process for staff. The new lists will affect students in kindergarten through 12th grade and reflect the district’s new Common Core Standards. These standards were utilized in the 2012-2013 school year and will become official and be fully tested by the fall. The new reading lists include triedand-true classics and nonfiction books, a bit of a shift from fiction. The lists are broken into two categories: kindergarten
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through sixth grade, and seventh through 12th grades. “The proposed new books in grades seven through 12 include informational texts to provide our students the skills needed for future college and careers in environments saturated with complex information,” explains English Language Arts Instructional Specialist Lindsay Palbykin. “From the First Amendment to ‘I Have a Dream’ to Emerson’s ‘Society and Solitude,’ students are looking beyond the classic definition of ‘literature’—with plot and character—to see Reading list page 6
By Alison Stanton
Area residents who are concerned about SRP’s Price Road Corridor 230kV Project are welcome to attend an SRP Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Thu., June 6, at the Hamilton High School Auditorium, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The SRP Town Hall is sponsored by the Ocotillo Community Association (OCA) and was organized by the OCA, the City of Chandler and SRP. Jane and Al Andersen, who live in the community of Santorini Shores in Ocotillo, were inspired to help organize the town hall after attending an SRP Open House in April. Jane says the way the event was structured—with people walking around looking at displays and talking in small groups—it was difficult to hear the SRP representatives and the questions that many of the attendees were asking. The Andersens spoke with SRP representatives who were present at the open house, and asked them to put together a public forum so that all attendees could hear what the SRP leadership group was saying about the project. Jane says this includes specific and common questions many residents have about the project, including its
Community Commentary OUT WITH THE OLD: Instructional specialists Nicki Derryberry, Nancy Southern, Lindsay Palbykin, Mary Beth Schuld and Diane Hale review some of the books that are under consideration for adoption by the Chandler Unified School District. Submitted photo
To read Jane Andersen’s Community Commentary about SRP’s Price Road Corridor 230-kV Project, please see Page 35
SRP Town Hall: An Ocotillo couple said their goal for the town hall is to have an “open, transparent and honest discussion” with SRP officials about the Price Road Corridor 230-kV Project. Photo by Ron Lang
impact on property values, possible health risks, the cost of burying the lines and many other topics. “We wanted to know why they hadn’t considered this form of communication where everyone could hear their presentation and ask questions,” Jane says. “We found their open house to be very unproductive, confusing, and people were not receiving clear, trustworthy information.” see SRP Town Hall page 6
Intel protestors refuse to answer questions By Lynette Carrington
Protestors have been stationed near the Intel building’s entrance in Chandler recently, positioned with a large sign that reads “Immigrant Labor Abuse at Intel” and flanked on either side by the words “Labor Dispute.” Perched behind the sign and standing under umbrellas, the protestors refused to make any official statements to the SanTan Sun News. One protester, who would not give his name, offered a blue flier that outlines the issues in question. He says that he works for a man listed on the flier: Paul Otellini, the retiring chief executive of Intel. The flier also states that on Mon., Feb.
25, 21 Hispanic workers at Intel’s Ocotillo campus who were building “FSB42” were fired when they asked for a raise. The claim is that this group of workers was being paid substandard wages, in addition to receiving no health care benefits or pension. The flier states, “These deplorable work conditions were not enough; now asking for a raise was asking to be fired.” The flier does not spell out what construed “deplorable work conditions.” FSB stands for Factor Support Building. “It’s a multi-purpose building that will support Fab 42, the industry’s term for a computer chip factory,” says Jeanne Forbis, Intel corporate affairs manager. “The see Intel protestors page 8
UNCLEAR PROTEST: A group that would not identify itself is alleging immigrant labor abuse at Intel. Photo by Lynette Carrington.
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City Council budget Chandler PD puts Supplies needed for 10,000 children crime online ready for review
The proposed 2013-14 Chandler City Council budget is available for review online at chandleraz.gov/budget and at the Downtown Chandler Library, 22 S. Delaware St., or at the City Clerk’s Office, 175 S. Arizona Ave. The public is also invited to comment, at a series of public meetings in June, when City Council reviews and adopts the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. A public hearing regarding the adoption of the final 2013-14 budget, 2014-2023 capital improvement program and 2013-14 property tax levy, with a vote on the final budget and CIP adoption, is 7 p.m. Thu., June 13; the property tax levy adoption by the City Council is 7 p.m. Thu., June 27. Included in the meetings are presentations and discussions about the proposed budget, including projects and programs that will be funded as part of the city’s 10-year CIP. All meetings are in the Chandler City Council Chambers, 88 E. Chicago St., downtown Chandler. Many of the services provided to Chandler residents are financed through the General Fund. This fund will be a primary focus of the budget meetings and supports the services residents rely upon most, including police and fire service, libraries, maintenance of city streets, parks and other infrastructure. General Fund revenues largely come from local city sales tax and state-shared revenues. For more information, call 480-782-2252.
A new way for Chandler residents to access city crime maps online is available through the Chandler Police Department’s website at chandlerpd.com. Users can access maps through RAIDS Online to learn about crime in their area and examine crime data, and can sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email breakdowns of recent crime activity. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the department’s records management system to keep crime information updated online and in the corresponding free mobile application. RAIDS Online displays all incidents in a map, grid or dashboard form. Residents will soon be able to submit anonymous tips about crimes directly related to their area. The Chandler Police Department can also alert the public about crimes as they occur. The maps are provided through a partnership between the Chandler Police Department and BAIR Analytics, Inc. For more information, contact Detective Seth Tyler at 480-7824105 or visit chandlerpd.com.
Providing 10,000 children with backpacks and school supplies is the goal of the largest school supply drive in Chandler history, kicking off this month. Backpacks, school supplies, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms are needed for individuals, families, service organizations, businesses and faith communities. The drive will end at a July 20 event where the backpacks and donated items will be distributed to needy elementary, middle and high school students. “This is not about any one organization or person, but about families and community coming together for our future in Chandler,” says Lori Tapia, director of the Family Resource Center at the Chandler Christian Community Center. “This is a collective effort to meet the needs of
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Kicks for Kids shoe drive continues Everyone who is passionate about improving the lives of children is invited to join in celebrating the first year of ICAN in its new facility during an open house event, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tue., June 18 at 650 E. Morelos St. in Chandler. “The dream started with Henry Salinas 22 years ago to provide a free and safe place youth could go after school as an alternative to facing the pressures of local gang activity and substance abuse,” says Becky Jackson, ICAN’s chief executive officer. “His vision has culminated into where ICAN is today, approaching our first anniversary in the new ICAN Lon E. Hoeye Youth Center, where we now serve 300 youth daily.”
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New athletic shoes and socks are being collected in June by ICAN, to meet a growing need among more than 300 youth in grades kindergarten through 12 for the 2013 school year. Shoes should be gender-neutral colors for boy’s size 1-6, girl’s size 1-6, men’s size 5-11 and women’s size 5-9. Socks should be new and in original packaging. Donations can be dropped off at
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Anyone interested in pursuing a career in fire service can attend a seminar offered by experienced fire science trainers and career firefighters, 8 a.m. to noon, Sat., June 1 at East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. Included are what fire departments look for, tips on self-marketing, interview techniques and practice questions and preparing for the testing process. Participants will also leave with the knowledge of whether a public safety career is suitable, a checklist of things to do to get started and an insider’s view of best practices to help along the way. Cost is $25, though no individual will be turned away, with proceeds going to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. Training facilities are donated courtesy of the EVIT. The program is presented by the Tempe Fire Department and the 100 Club of Arizona. To register, visit conta.cc/102m4WR.
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Nonprofit organizations in the operational areas of childhood health, intergenerational health and active lifestyles are encouraged to apply for a $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit charitable grant. Sponsored by the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., nonprofit organizations can apply through June 28. The 2013 grant winner will be announced at a celebration in October, following a selection process by a panel of local judges. “We encourage all eligible nonprofit organizations to apply for this great funding opportunity,” says Michael Franks, regional president of senior products for Humana’s Desert Pacific Region and cochairman of the awards program. “From a community-based gardening program for autism spectrum disorder patients to a new fitness center for people with disabilities, Humana and the Humana Foundation have contributed to the growth of many innovative health initiatives in the Phoenix area over the last seven years.” For more information, email ArizonaBenefits@Humana.com or visit Humana.com/HCB.
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consider the ideas of profoundly moving texts.” The books in kindergarten through sixth grade are all new additions. “Almost one-half of the books at the K-6 level were published in the last 20 years,” says Chandler English Language Arts Instructional Specialist Nancy Southern. “Many of these books address enduring themes and are appropriate for children at this level such as family and friendship.” A committee comprised of teachers and parents have been meeting for the last year to review the previous reading list to determine whether it fits with the district’s Common Core guidelines. The last major revision to the reading lists of grades seven through 12 reading list was in 2005. With the new list at the grades seven through 12 level, some books have been kept on the list, some have been shifted down to a lower grade level and some have been omitted. Some books—like “Bud, not Buddy” in seventh grade— were found to not meet the criteria for preparing students for college and career readiness for that age group. Some of the books that make the new list at the lower grade levels include “Frog and Toad Together,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Sarah, Plain and Tall”
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and “Put Me in the Zoo.” Books in the higher grade levels include “Lord of the Flies,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Of Mice and Men,” “Grapes of Wrath,” “Great Expectations,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” “Hamlet,” “Beowulf,” “Brave New World” and “Canterbury Tales”. The district did not want to just choose random texts and had their committee members read the recommended books and then complete surveys regarding the book’s content. In considering particular texts, committee members had to disregard whether the book was a “favorite” and consider if the material met Common Core Standards. “Arizona joined with 46 other states to create the next generation of K-12 standards in English language arts and mathematics,” states Curriculum Director Nicolle Karantinos. “These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. The Arizona State Board of Education adopted Arizona Common Core Standards on June 28, 2010.” Lynette Carrington is a freelancer who lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After many meetings, phone calls and emails, Jane says she and her husband were able to get all the parties together. “We were simply the conduits. The City of Chandler; SRP; SRP Site Manager Tom Novy and his team and the Ocotillo Community Association including Pat Wontor, the general manager for OCA, were the principals that got the town hall scheduled and found the venue.” The Andersens say their goal for the town hall is to have an “open, transparent and honest discussion” with the SRP officials about the Price Road Corridor 230-kV Project. “As concerned citizens, we have many questions about the necessity of building two 230-kV substations on premium land that could be used for businesses bringing jobs to Chandler. Is this the highest and best use of valuable Price Road Corridor land?” Jane says. In addition, the Andersens say they are questioning SRP’s future load requirements. They would like to know more about where SRP got the information about these needs that require this increase in additional power. “We have questions around the upgrading of the current substations, and what that will mean. Also, why the high voltage lines and poles can’t be placed on Gila River Indian Community land and connect to Schrader Substation without cutting through our communities. How much of a hit will the community take on property values once the power lines, poles and substations go in?” Jane says she and her husband are also concerned about the effect that the EMFs
that will be emitted from the 230-kV wires may have on the community’s health, as well as a variety of other questions about the project’s impact on the local area and quality of life. “Has anyone ever listened to 230-kV high voltage wires, felt their effects or know what the side effects are?” Jane says she and Al hope all attendees are able to speak, voice their concerns, ask questions and listen to the answers at the SRP Town Hall. “We want everyone to be informed and understand the upside and downside of this project,” she says, adding that people are welcome to email the couple at info@ thegolfrealtynetwork.com or call them at 602-684-9300. “We’d love for concerned citizens and business owners to get involved and join our voices.” There are also open houses on Wed., June 19 in Sun Lakes and Tempe and on Thu., June 20 in Chandler. For more information, call 855-584-1484. Alison Stanton is a freelancer who lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at Alison@SanTanSun.com
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Nominations are being accepted for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award, which recognizes Arizonans who exemplify the importance and impact of public service. These awards are an opportunity to showcase the commitment and dedication of more than 100,000 nonelected professional public servants working at all levels of government. The awards are named in honor of Zimmerman, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ director of community outreach, who died during a mass shooting on Jan. 8, 2011, while serving the citizens of Arizona. Honorees will be recognized at the 2013 League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Meeting held in late August. Award sponsors are the County Supervisors Association of Arizona, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. To make a nomination, which is due by 11:59 p.m., Mon., June 17, visit thearizonawewant.org/ zimmerman.
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The King and Queen Chihuahuas of 2013 were crowned as part of the Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Chihuahua Races. The annual festivities were produced by the Si Se Puede Foundation and hosted by the City of Chandler. The 2013 Chihuahua King is Malibu, owned by Cheryl Pai Bittner, and the Chihuahua Queen is Cherry, owned by Mayra Armenta. Eighty-four Chihuahuas competed in the 16th annual Chihuahua races. The first-place race winner was Cooper, owned by Jennifer Culberson; Piojo, owned by Steven Nuñez, came in second place; and in third place was Serena, owned by Andrew Blischak and Patricia Roer. The Cinco de Mayo Celebration honors the Hispanic community’s many contributions to the city. Annual event highlights include authentic Mexican dancing, music, a health fair and the famous Chihuahua Races. Sponsors of the 2013 Cinco de Mayo festivities included The Chandler Republic, City of Chandler, Prensa Hispana, Salt River Project, PRFect Media and United Healthcare.
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Eastmark, the first new large-scale integrated community to launch in the Phoenix area in 10 years, is holding its free grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., June 1. The first phase of residential homes and the first phase of the Eastmark Great Park are located at Ray and Ellsworth roads in Mesa. Eastmark, in the heart of the East Valley, is focused on creating a connected life for its residents, employers and visitors. To debut Eastmark to the public, DMB is planning a day of festivities that includes music throughout the parks system, family games and entertainment and activities for all age. Tours of 14 new home models from seven homebuilders will be offered. Every home design in Eastmark features a new floor plan designed for this community. Eastmark’s phase one builders are: Maracay Homes, Mattamy Homes, Taylor Morrison, Woodside Homes, Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes and Meritage Homes Corp.
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At the grand opening, visitors will be able to explore The ‘Mark, Eastmark’s Visitors and Community Center, enjoy the first 10 acres of the Eastmark Great Park, 11 neighborhood parks, piazzas and plazas and landscaped, tree-lined streets and parkways. Trolleys and pedicabs will take guests around the community to enjoy outdoor concerts, kite flying and other demonstrations, food trucks and refreshments throughout the day. “Eastmark is one of the most thoughtfully designed communities in the country,” says Dea McDonald, DMB’s senior vice president and Eastmark’s general manager. “In our planning we’ve artfully blended residential areas, employment cores, recreation and commerce to complement each other.”
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The day’s activities are: • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tillerman at Leisure World Yacht Club demonstrations at Eastmark Great Park Lake • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Star in the Eastmark Ad Campaign at Eastmark Great Park • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. DJ at Eastmark Great Park • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. DMB Community Life Block Party at Kinetic Park • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer Snowplay at Cambium Court • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Face Painting at Cambium Court • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Food Trucks open at Eastmark Great Park • 10-10:40 a.m.; 11-11:40 a.m.; noon-12:40 p.m.; 1-1:40 p.m. Yoga in the Park at Selenium Park • 10-11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1-2 p.m. Jodi Light and The Shining Star Band at Cambium Court • 10-10:40 a.m.; 11-11:40 a.m.; noon-12:40 p.m.; 1-1:40 p.m. Arizona Sport Coalition soccer demonstrations at Lincoln Square • 10:30-11:30 a.m.; noon-1 p.m. Change on Three Jazz Group at Lumiere Garden • 10:30-11:10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.; 12:30-1:10 p.m.; 1:30-2 p.m. White Crane Tai Chi instruction at Radiant Grove • 11 a.m.-noon; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 2-3 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Rock Lobster Band at Kinetic Point • 11-11:30 a.m.; 12:30-1 p.m. Brad Zinn Magic Show at Cambium Court • 11:30 a.m.-noon; 2:30-3 p.m. Center for True Harmony Wellness—Stress Management at Lumiere Garden • 1:30-2:30 p.m.; 3-4 p.m. Sirocco Jazz Group at Lumiere Garden • 2:30-3:30 p.m.; 4-5 p.m. Night Groove Band at Cambium Court For more information, visit Eastmark.com.
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Chandler chiropractor uses computerized treatment You might not have believed it 40 years ago if you were told that lasers would replace scalpels in surgery or that robotic instruments would build cars. By the same token, would you believe that chiropractic treatment can be performed using a special hand-held instrument developed by aviation engineers, while sitting in an upright position without any turning or twisting movements? “This new form of computerized treatment is so gentle and effective, that it amazes even the most skeptical patient,” says Dr. Peter Sutton at 4960 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 17, Chandler. “It’s called the ProAdjuster and is the latest, state-ofthe-art technology in existence today, and one of only a few in the Chandler area.” According to Sutton, the device can safely and gently analyze and treat the spine and other joints to remove the nerve impingement that is often the cause of pain in the lower back, neck, shoulder and elsewhere in the body. He says it also works on a variety of muscular conditions to loosen tight muscles with ease and comfort. “Many patients say that it’s like getting a mini-massage,” Sutton says. “Even patients with knee, hip and foot problems such as plantar fasciitis are being helped. It is also covered by most insurance companies, including Medicare.”
Chandler publisher sends books to Oklahoma For children who lost everything in the tornado approached me after lunch while I was autographing books,” Bommersbach says. “The idea that children who watched their school and homes destroyed would start rebuilding their lives with my book about a squirrel family is just overwhelming. What a generous, loving woman.”
Sutton says that the secret to the ProAdjuster lies in its ability to deliver an extremely precise adjustment. He says that even though traditional forms of adjusting also work, people are drawn to this new technique because of how gentle it is and does not involve any twisting, especially in the neck. “Many people love to get adjusted with traditional manual techniques, all of which are safe and effective. However, there are a large number of people who never get to experience the amazing benefits of chiropractic because they are scared to have their spine adjusted in that way,” Sutton says. “Now there is no longer a reason to be wary.” Sutton says the ProAdjuster may be the answer for anyone with the following conditions: low back pain, headaches, scoliosis, arthritis, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel, TMJ, knee or hip pain, neck or shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia and sports injuries. Treatment with the ProAdjuster is consistent, measurable and gentle. Call Sutton’s office, mention this article and receive a free ProAdjuster analysis to pinpoint any problem areas and to see how the ProAdjuster can help. Also, ask about a complimentary nerve stress scan that can show the areas of stress and how it’s affecting your health. For more information or to make an appointment, call 480-802-0797.
‘A SQUIRREL’S STORY’: Copies of Jana Bommersbach’s children’s story are being sent by her Chandler publisher to children in Oklahoma who survived the recent tornado. Submitted photo
Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, the children of Moore, OK will begin to rebuild their individual libraries with “A Squirrel’s Story—A True Tale” by Jana Bommersbach. The author spoke about her new book at a recent luncheon of the Sedona Welcomers, the first group to hear the inside story of how she came to write her tale. One of the women at the luncheon later called Bommersbach’s publisher, Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications Inc. in Chandler, with an offer to send $400 worth of Bommersbach’s books to Oklahoma so children there who lost everything in the recent tornado could have a copy. “I was moved to tears when she
Radke says she was so moved by the gesture, she is also offering a 30% discount and free shipping to anyone else who wants to send Bommersbach’s book to children in need. She also says she will work with library representatives to distribute the books to the children. “We’ve felt from the start that this is a special book and this generous donation from a secret pal proves that,” Radke says. “In her book, Jana’s Mamma Squirrel makes a continuing joke about not speaking the language of a cat or a bird or a person, and we have often said that whether you speak cat, bird or squirrel, Jana’s book speaks to the heart. This donation underscores that in a way we could never have imagined.” For more information about the book, visit SquirrelsStory.com. To contact Five Star Publications, call 480-940-8182, email Linda@ FiveStarPublications.com or visit FiveStarPublications.com.
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The free documentary film series started last year by the Chandler Downtown Public Library continues this summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning June 4 and continuing through Aug. 6. The films will be shown in the Copper Room on the second floor of the library at 22 S. Delaware St. “Last summer’s Get Reel documentary film series received an outstanding response from the community and also generated many requests to continue the free screenings,” says Chandler librarian Ted Liebler. “Our aim with the 2013 summer series is to offer a unique cultural opportunity here in Chandler by presenting a diversified series orientated toward both the regional United States and the 21st century global world.” The film series is made possible by a
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July 2 – “Sweetgrass” by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor is a 90-minute look at the last modernday cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture. July 9 – “Biblioburro” by Carlos Rendon Zipagauta is a 60-minute film about Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano, who brings books via two hard-working donkeys to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violenceridden interior. July 16 – “The Learning” by Ramona Diaz is a 90-minute story about four Filipino women who leave their families and schools to teach in the United States. The women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of American life.
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July 23 – “Neurotypical” by Adam Larsen is a 60-minute look at a 4-yearold, a teenager and an adult, all on the autism spectrum and at pivotal moments in their lives, who work with their perceptual and behavioral differences in a “neurotypical” world. July 30 – “Camden 28” by Anthony Giacchino is an 83-minute film that asks “How far would you go to stop a war?” The Camden 28 recalls a 1971 raid on a draft board office by activists, including four Catholic priests, a Lutheran minister and 23 others, protesting the Vietnam War and its effects on urban America. Aug. 6 – “The World Before Her” by Nisha Pahuja is a 60-minute tale of two Indias: in one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. For more information, including the complete film schedule and descriptions, visit chandlerlibrary.org.
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10th ANNUAL AWARDS: Dr. Maria Hesse created the Teal & Silver awards to recognize the contributions of individuals who support Chandler-Gilbert Community College. From left to right are Steve Tepper, East Valley Jewish Community Center; Lionel Diaz from Maricopa Community Colleges; Ann Newman and Tony Ebersole from Cox Communications; Gail Barney, mayor of Queen Creek; Lisa Traube, Weinberg Elementary School; Jessica Sands, Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA; Shauna Salveson and Kevan Welsch from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center; Julie Coleman, APS Foundation; and Barbara Gomez, Williams Field High School. Submitted photo
Nine winners were recognized for their efforts and support of Chandler-Gilbert Community College students, employees, programs, services and the college community at the 10th annual Teal & Silver awards at the college’s Williams Campus. Recipients are Arizona Public Service Foundation, donor; Barbara Gomez, Williams Field High School art faculty, vendor partner; Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA, vendor partner; Cox Communications, technology partner; East Valley Jewish Community Center, community organization partner; Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, community leader; Lisa Traube, Weinberg third-grade teacher, K-12 school colleague; Maricopa Community College District Facilities Planning & Development Department, community college colleague; and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, business and industry partner.
“This year’s Teal & Silver award recipients have made a significant difference in our college community through their contributions and commitment to the CGCC students, faculty and staff,” says Dr. Linda Lujan, Chandler-Gilbert Community College president. “None of us does this alone. It truly takes all our partnerships and friendships for CGCC to serve our students and communities, and we are truly grateful for their efforts.” The awards program was created by former president Dr. Maria Hesse to recognize the contributions of individuals who support Chandler-Gilbert Community College. This year’s recipients positively impact the college by assisting with the program or service improvements, supporting creative and innovative ideas, improving the quality of the college experience, support the delivery of instruction, providing resources or assisting with
Prentice Price is promoted from major to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. The son of Chandler residents Rev. Ozetta and Prentiss L. Kirby, Price received his commission into the Army Nurse Corps in 1997. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing with honors and a master’s degree as an adult nurse practitioner from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where he was elected into Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor. He earned national board certification as a medical surgical nurse and as a nurse executive, and is also board certified in healthcare management as a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Active Lifestyle Medical offers effective pain relief By Alison Stanton
People in the southeast valley who are living with ongoing pain will soon have a new option for treatment when Active Lifestyle Medical opens for business on Mon., June 3. The facility is located in the former UCR building in Chandler. Michael Compton, director of business development for Active Lifestyle Medical, says the new location will offer the same pain management plans that are available at the facility in Scottsdale. “Our main focus is a nonsteroidal, non-narcotic treatment pain program,” he says. “We use a conservative approach to pain management that combines injections, acupuncture, chiropractic treatment and physical therapy.” Active Lifestyle Medical also offers a narcotic step-down program, which Compton notes is already becoming a popular option with patients at the Scottsdale location. “People who are in pain can become chemically addicted to narcotics, and this program allows them to get off drugs,” he says. Another treatment that is effective at helping with pain management is a neuro-modulator, which Compton says is an FDA-approved device that goes on the patient’s ear and uses pulsing signals to block pain signaling in the brain. “The standard treatment at Active
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Owners: Fred and Karin Zapata How long in business: since July 1998 Specialty: a neighborhood business center offering a wide range of products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, home-based businesses, home-based business representatives and the general public. Unique features: Digital copying and printing services, including 24- to 48-hour printing services, large format prints, banners, signs, stretched canvas prints, business cards, photo and document scanning/digitizing, stationery, passport photos, fax services, envelopes, fliers, perforating, folding, mailing, variable data printing, business forms, binding, cutting, laminating, custom note pads, booklets, table top displays, name tags, luggage tags, coupons, tickets, gift certificates, business checks, mounting, digital design services, page layout services, private mailbox rentals, FedEx, UPS, DHL and U.S. Postal Service shipping, custom packaging services, boxes and packaging supplies. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Address: 3165 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 29, Chandler in the Albertsons Ocotillo Fiesta Center Phone: 480-917-2468; fax: 480-917-2430 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: postnet.com/az109
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June 1 – 14, 2013
Pick up a free Chamber directory A new directory for visitors, businesses and community members in Chandler is now available for pick up at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The free directory has information about businesses, health care, education, transportation, housing, shopping, dining and attractions. “Chandler is such a diverse and innovative city,” says Terri Kimble, president and CEO of the chamber. “I feel our directory exudes the personality of the businesses and individuals who call chandler their home.” The directory also contains articles ranging from advancing science and the job market to why the city is a six-time winner of the “100 Best Communities in the United States for Young People.” The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is located at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. For information, call 480-963-4571 or email info@ chandlerchamber.com.
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“The Secret Decoder Ring for Relationships,” is this month’s Chandler Chamber Women’s Council discussion topic, 8 a.m., Tue., June 4. What makes people tick and tips on how to communicate effectively to others will be explored. Men are welcome.
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Business golf is the first and third Wednesday of the month, where individuals can play nine holes of golf and build business connections. This month tee off is 7 a.m., Wed., June 5 at the Ocotillo Golf Course, 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr. A light breakfast is included. The fee is $29. RSVP online at chandlerchamber.com or call 480963-4571.
This month’s Networking @ 9 topic is “Marketing Lessons from the Street,” 8:45 a.m. Fri., June 7. A different business topic is featured each month.
• The monthly Wake-Up Chandler networking breakfast will be 7:30 a.m., Wed., June 12 at Verizon in the Chandler Village, located at 3401 W. Frye Rd., Suite 5. • The monthly Technology Corner Lunch Seminar series topic is, “How to use the Chandler Chamber website to your advantage,” 11:30 a.m., Thu., June 13. • The next Public Policy Committee program is 8 a.m., Fri., June 14, and guest speaker is Tom Dorn, president of the Dorn Policy Group and lobbyist for the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance. His topic is, “Your Community, Our Support,” and he will recap the Arizona’s Legislature’s activities of interest to the business community.
Contact the Chamber
Meetings are held at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce is at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. Unless otherwise specified, for more information and to register for these programs, call 480-9634571, visit chandlerchamber.com or meetup.com/ ChandlerChamber.
Visit Southeast Asia this fall Chambers schedule an eight-day excursion
Vietnam and Cambodia are the destinations of an eight-day inclusive group travel opportunity, sponsored by the Gilbert and Tempe chambers of commerce in conjunction with Chamber Explorations. Departing Mon., Nov. 11, the trip will feature tours of Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon and Hanoi. The cost is $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, seven nights in first-class hotels, 11 meals, baggage handling, professional English-speaking guides, admissions per itinerary and all taxes and fuel surcharges. Both chambers will host informational meetings for interested travelers to learn more. A representative of Chamber Explorations will review the travel itinerary and answer general questions. Informational meetings will be held on: • 6:30 p.m., Wed., June 26 at the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, 119 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert • 6 p.m., Thu., June 27 at a location to be announced • 6 p.m., Tue., Aug. 20 at a location to be announced • 6:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 21 at the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Tour highlights include Siem Reap, Angkor Thom, Banteay Srei Temple, Angkor Wat (UNESCO), Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Mekong Delta Boat Trip, Thien Hau Pagoda, Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Hall, Hanoi, Old Quarter Cyclo taxi ride, Ho Chi Minh Memorial, One Pillar Pagoda and an optional Ha Long Bay overnight cruise and tour. For more information, visit gilbertaz.com/vietnam.
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Downtown Chandler welcomes new baby business
Natural parenting store Zoolikins opens in late summer at 51 E. Boston St. in downtown Chandler, just north of City Hall. Zoolikins focuses on natural baby products and a unique line of cloth diapers, bibs and accessories, and carries the exclusive Dr. Seuss line of children’s clothing. For more information, visit zoolikins.com.
Rack Room Shoes opens in Chandler The first 100 customers to enter the new Rack Room Shoes store at 4976 Premium Outlets Way in Chandler during its grand opening event on Sat., June 8 will receive a gift, such as a voucher for free shoes or a special discount. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a “giant shoelace” ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Shoppers in this area are looking for name-brand products at value prices, and Rack Room Shoes will certainly meet those expectations,” says Charles McGowen, Rack Room Shoes regional manager. “We are proud to be part of this Premium Outlets’ offering and look forward to continuing our commitment to excellent service in Chandler.” One person will win free shoes for a year. Another prize includes a two-minute shopping spree at the store. For more information, visit rackroomshoes.com.
Business Gelato Spot hosts flavor competition Proceeds going to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Valley foodies will have a tasty way to cool down this summer, as Gelato Spot teams up with 12 of Arizona’s top chefs to introduce a series of artisanal flavors as part of the Top Chef Flavor Competition to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The new flavors will be available at all five Gelato Spot locations, from Mon., June 3 to Sat., Aug. 31. The Chandler location is at 1900 W. Chandler Blvd. Owner Tommy Plato developed the competition to give each chef a platform to experiment with Gelato Spot’s premium handmade gelato. Participating chefs include: Matt Carter–The House/The Mission/ Zinc Bistro; Cullen Campbell–Crudo; James Porter–Petite Maison; Josh Hebert–Posh Improvisational Cuisine; Justin Beckett–Beckett’s Table; Keenan Bosworth & Josh Riesner–Pig & Pickle; Payton Curry–Brat Haus; Tracy Dempsey–Tracy Dempsey Originals; Razz Kamnitzer–Razz’s; Walter Sterling– Ocotillo, opening in January; and two mystery chefs to be announced. The competition kicks off Mon., June 3 with four chef flavors being featured each month. During that month, the chefs will host an Expo Night where the public will be invited to meet the
chefs, sample the flavors and also try small bites from each chef’s respective restaurant. At the end of each month, one flavor winner will be selected. The public will vote for their three favorite flavors through a variety of methods, including in-store, on Facebook, via text message and on Yelp. Several of the participating chefs will also be featuring their Gelato Spot flavors on their dessert menus at their own restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from the competition will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout the summer. Additionally, Gelato Spot will match a portion of each chef’s individual flavor sales to benefit a charity of the chef’s choice. “Working with Gelato Spot to develop a gourmet gelato flavor is like getting the keys to a mad scientist’s laboratory,” Curry says, “We’ve been experimenting with a variety of sweet and salty flavors and textures, but I think the one we’ve been working on, a direct take on one of the signature items on the Brat Haus menu, is a winner.” For more information, visit gelatospot.com and facebook.com/ gelatospot.
June 1 – 14, 2013
Oil change special and more at Dana Auto
A summer special is being offered by Dana Tire and Auto Service at 725 N. Arizona Ave. in Chandler, through June 30. The tire and auto repair company is charging $69.95 plus tax and a $6 disposal fee for a 30-point safety inspection, flushing and filling the cooling system, lube, oil and filter service using synthetic blend oil, and rotation and air check of four ties. Diesels and some imports require more oil. Dana is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 480-963-4534.
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Cadillac dealer to open in Chandler
Earnhardt Chandler Cadillac will begin construction on a new facility this summer at the Chandler 202 Auto Mall at the Santan Loop 202 Freeway and Gilbert Road, with plans to open by the end of 2013. The 8-acre site will include new car sales and a service center. “We are so excited to have a Cadillac store in the Chandler 202 Auto Mall,” says Derby Earnhardt, dealer principal/ owner. “My family and I love doing business in the great city of Chandler and we are looking forward to serving the people in this area with the Cadillac brand.” The Chandler 202 Auto Mall was developed in 2005 for new car dealerships that generate high sales volumes to strengthen the city’s economic base. These businesses typically generate an average of $1 million sales tax annually to cities. Earnhardt Chandler Cadillac joins Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Subaru dealers at the Chandler 202 Auto Mall. Earnhardt already has a Ford dealership in Chandler in the West Chandler Auto Mall. “Earnhardt has been a stellar community partner for decades and we are very pleased that the company has chosen to locate its newest dealership in Chandler,” says Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “This venture speaks to the growing strength of the economy in Chandler and the region.”
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VISION Marketing to double revenue
MENTOR: Veronica Shaw, right, and Karen Cummings, left, owners of VISION Marketing & Consulting, recently celebrated their graduation from the ASBA Mentoring Program with guidance from mentor Patrick Harter, center, owner of Provision Team Inc. Submitted photo
On track to double revenue in their second year of business, the owners of VISION Marketing & Consulting are celebrating their graduation from the Arizona Small Business Association
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“We couldn’t be happier with the guidance we received during the program, and the results that came from it,” Cummings says. “Your own business needs oftentimes get pushed to the side, but this program allowed us to stay committed to making positive changes and implementing more efficient processes for ourselves and our clients.” The ASBA program matches the skills and expertise of the mentor with the goals and objectives of the mentee. Through the process, the mentor uses techniques that permit the mentee to discover the approach to be designed, implemented and followed to increase effectiveness. “It was a delightful assignment to work with Karen and Veronica as they created processes, tools and systems to better serve their clients,” Harter says. “It is my belief they will exceed these new goals and provide a customer experience second to none.” VISION Marketing & Consulting was started in 2011 to serve the needs of small healthcare businesses in the Valley. Their service offerings include online marketing, relationship marketing, design, website development and other services that address the marketing needs of small businesses. For more information, visit visionmarketingaz.com. The ASBA program is accepting mentees and mentors. For more information, visit businessmentorteam.com.
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Nominate your Bfit4Life opens Chandler favorite business facility Men and women who are serious about their fitness goals are invited to check out Bfit4Life Boot Camps of the East Valley, a new indoor, co-ed, metabolic training and nutritional program in the Fulton Towne Center at 4100 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Dana Ward’s Bfit4Life Boot Camps was previously held at various locations, but in June will move into its permanent home. “We are pleased to be able to offer our clients this state-of-the-art facility, where we will be adding more exciting fitness classes to our already extensive list of offerings. This is what we have been building toward,” Ward says. Ward and her team of certified personal trainers are teaming up with Keith Poole’s Training Zone. The core of BFit4Life’s program is circuit training. For more information, call 602-7997503, email email@example.com or visit facebook.com/dana.ward.161.
Anyone can nominate their favorite for-profit Arizona business for the 2013 Spirit of Enterprise Award, sponsored by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. In addition, one minorityowned business will receive the Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. “They should have a great story and a positive culture internally, and be exemplary community partners in terms of how they give back,” says Gary Naumann, director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business. “We’re looking for firms that demonstrate ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.” The nominated company must have been in business for at least four years, incorporated, headquartered or have a majority of its business operations in Arizona, employ at least three or more full-time workers and be able to demonstrate profitability over the last three years combined. Also, the company should do well in creating jobs, boosting the economy and treating customers right. Previous winners include Cold Stone Creamery, China Mist,
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Specialized, computer-based instrumentation for precision studies of jaw function and related muscles is on hand at the office of Robert F. Walker Jr., D.D.S. at 1120 S. Dobson Rd. in Chandler. He has also recently completed his fellowship in specialized post-graduate training that included studies of headache diagnosis. “While headaches are perhaps the most common reason for physician visits, most patients do not usually think of mentioning headaches to their dentist,” Walker says. “But muscles controlling the jaw are frequently the site of head and neck pain resulting from a poorly aligned bite.” Walker explains that the field of neuromuscular dentistry now equips specially trained and equipped dentists like him to rule in or rule out imperfections in the bite as a source of headache. The tests are noninvasive and he says it is painless. But Walker cautions that not every headache is dental-related. He works with the patient’s physician to first be sure that a more serious medical condition does not exist. Then the new knowledge and instrumentation allows him to rule in or rule out a poor bite as a source of the headaches. Walker has been family dentist in Chandler since 1997. For more information, call 480-786-4000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rwalkerdds.com.
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The first franchise clinic of Structura Body Therapies is set to open this summer in Chandler, according to an agreement struck with Phoenix resident Tate Hardcastle. “We are thrilled to sign our very first franchise agreement with a professional as talented as Tate,” says Martin Metzler, Structura’s chief executive officer. “We are completely confident that under Tate’s leadership, Structura Body Therapies has a bright future in the Phoenix area.” Metzler, a business developer with franchise industry experience, partnered
with renowned structural integration experts/husband and wife Jason and Nancy Prince, to form Structura Body Therapies less than two years ago. They have grown the concept to three clinics in Utah, and are moving forward with a strategic franchising growth initiative. Hardcastle, who has nearly 10 years of experience as a professional massage therapist, studied at the Utah College of Massage Therapy under Jason Prince, Structura’s chief operating officer. “I am thrilled that the dedicated and hardworking team members at Structura are on my side. Their professionalism, knowledge and overwhelming support have made this leap into business ownership a smooth transition,” says Hardcastle. The Texas-based company says it is the only franchise in the massage sector to take a structural and functional approach to massage therapy, with treatment that seeks to eliminate pain by going straight to the source of the problem. Focusing on the connective tissue and the fascia flow of the body, Structura therapists are able to eliminate ailments, according to the company, instead of providing merely temporary relief by focusing only on the symptoms of the pain. For more information, call 435-232-2016, email email@example.com or visit structurabodytherapies.com.
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June 1 – 14, 2013
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Hilton Phoenix Chandler received the 2012 Connie Award, named for Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, which recognizes the leading hotels in each brand of the Hilton Worldwide chain. It is the second time the Phoenix Chandler Hilton has received the award in just four years of operation. “The entire team at Hilton Phoenix Chandler worked together to receive this recognition,” says J. Green, general manager of the hotel. “Our foundation for success is pretty simple. We hire people who love to serve others, create
a synergistic environment that allows them to work together as a team and ask everyone to have fun while they are here.” Info: 480899-7400 or phoenixchandler.hilton.com. Ben Burklow, Nate Randleman, Cory Whyte and Mike Widmer of RE/MAX Infinity at 2450 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler win the Southeast Valley Association of Realtors Top 40 Under 40 award, which acknowledges Valley REALTORS younger than 40 who demonstrate excellence in their careers, community and service to the real estate industry. Info: arizonainfinity.com.
June 1 – 14, 2013
New physicians credentialed in Chandler, Gilbert
Donate blood for summer holidays Enter to win Volkswagen Passat, train tickets Blood donations can decline by up to 25% during holiday weeks. Because blood has a shelf life of 42 days, June blood donations can replenish the blood supply following the Memorial Day holiday and help save lives through the Independence holiday week. Give blood between June 1 and Aug. 31, and a lucky donor could drive away a hero with a 2013 Passat S, donated by Valley Volkswagen dealers. All blood types are needed at United Blood Services, but Type O-negative is in greatest demand. Complete a health history questionnaire online on the day of donation to reduce the in-person interview to only a few essential followup questions, and be entered into weekly drawings for a pair of roundtrip tickets to the Grand Canyon, courtesy of Grand Canyon Railway. Donors, who help UBS better meet the daily needs of Arizona hospital patients by using the automated donation procedure, can find a convenient location in Chandler and Gilbert. The Chandler Donor Center, at 1989 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 32, on the corner of Elliot and Dobson roads, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Blood drives in Chandler are: • Mon., June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Infusionsoft, 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd., bus
• Tue., June 4, 7:30 a.m.-noon City of Chandler, 250 E. Chicago St., PD parking lot • Tue., June 4, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. CrossRoads Nazarene Church, 2950 W. Ray Rd., Ministry Center • Thu., June 6, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Marvell & CDW, 1750 E. Northrop Blvd., bus • Fri., June 7, noon-4 p.m. Glynlyon, 300 N. McKemy Ave., bus • Mon., June 10, 8 a.m.-noon, Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., bus • Sun., June 16, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Faith Church of the Valley, 2125 E. Chandler Blvd., bus • Wed., June 19, 8 a.m.-noon, Chandler Penske Automotive Group, 7450 W. Orchid Lane, bus • Wed., June 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Microchip Technology, 2355 W. Chandler Blvd., bus Blood drives in Gilbert are: • Sat., June 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Body Envy Fitness in honor of Mia McPoland, 2450 E. Germann Rd., Suite 11, yoga room • Wed., June 5, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1:303:30 p.m., Town of Gilbert, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., bus • Thu., June 6, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Rome Towers, 1760 E. Pecos Rd., bus • Sun., June 9, 7 a.m.-11a.m., First United Methodist Church of Gilbert, 331 S. Cooper Rd., Activity Center • Mon., June 10, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Power Ranch Community Association, 4444 E.
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Nine physicians were recently credentialed at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers, adding to the more than 900 credentialed physicians practicing at those hospitals. Newly credentialed physicians include Hossam Alhabach, M.D., Neurology; Gregory Edmonds, D.D.S., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Barry Gordon, M.D., Urological Surgery; Maria Joan Hoertz, D.O., Urgent Care/Family Practice; Seth Kagan, M.D., Internal Medicine; Kwame Koom-Dadzie, M.D., Internal Medicine; Tristan Pico, M.D., Pain Medicine; Amanpreet Singh, M.D., Urgent Care/Family Practice; and Matthew Woods, Dermatology. “We are pleased to welcome these highly trained professionals to our team,” says Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers. “It is our goal to meet the needs of the community in the best way possible, and adding to this great team we have in our hospitals will be of great benefit to everyone.” To learn more, visit ChandlerRegional. org or MercyGilbert.org. To find a physician, call ResourceLink at 877-728-5414.
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PJHS promotes reading across school
RESOURCERESS: Stephanie Merrill has been a media specialist for 30 years. This is the third year Merrill has “showcased” a book for the entire school to read. STSN photo by Tracy House By Tracy House
Action, adventure, mystery, they have it all and the students at Payne Junior High School (PJHS) in Queen Creek, are actively enjoying the fast-paced, dystopian books media specialist and self-titled “Resourceress” Stephanie Merrill is suggesting they read. For the third year, Merrill encouraged the entire school to read a book appealing to young adults, male and female. The first two years Merrill promoted “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins for students to read. This year she chose two books as part of her suggested reading, “Lost in the River of Grass” by Ginny Rorby for seventh graders and “Divergent” by Veronica Roth for eighth graders.
“I wanted a book that would have both a male and female main character so that it would appeal to both boys and girls,” Merrill says. “And it had to be a book that I thought was exceptional, worth the advertisement of the book or push of the program.” Merrill says she chose “Lost in the River of Grass” because it is about a boy and a girl who get lost in a swamp and to be able to survive they have to communicate. “It has the adventure of survival and some scary parts and good communication between a boy and a girl for that age.” “Divergent” is a dystopian novel she explains, much like “Hunger Games,” where when you reach a certain age you have to choose one of seven factions to become part of. “Very much a suspenseful adventure,” she adds. More than half of the school read “Hunger Games” the first year Merrill made the book widely available. This year over 50% of eighth graders read “Divergent” and 35 % of seventh graders read “Lost in the River of Grass.” She mentions 25 % of the PJHS staff read “Divergent” and teachers recommended reading the books. “They (students) get a little more excited when they (teachers) are talking about it.” Language arts teachers supported the push to read the books as well. “One teacher used “Divergent” for a literature study and one teacher used “Lost in the River of Grass” in literature circles,” Merrill adds. “A lot of my friends said that it was good and they recommended it for all the seventh graders,” says Macie Mann, 13, a seventh grader in Rhea Steyer’s language arts class, who read “Lost in the River of Grass.” “I like adventure and mystery, because it’s sort of like a mystery book because you don’t really know what’s going to happen next,” she says. Macie read the book at school in class and recommends reading it. “I waited to hear about it first to make sure it was good. I can’t
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read a book and it not be good because I just won’t be interested in it.” Josh Garrido, 14, an eighth grader in Michelle Hamilton’s language arts class, read “Divergent” on his own and then a second time in class as a literature study. “They were advertising it, ‘If you like “Hunger Games,” this is “Hunger Games” on steroids,’” Josh says. “Previously I read the entire series (‘Hunger Games’) and I really liked it and I wanted to read it (‘Divergent’) to see what it would be like. Basically it follows ‘Hunger Games’ with their different societies, this has factions.” The book appealed to him because of the similarities. An avid reader, Josh has read 50 books this school year, enjoys sci-fi , fantasy and action and “Divergent” fit in. “Overall it was a really good book,” he says. “I really liked it.” Josh has read the second book in the series, “Insurgent,” and plans to read the third in the series, “Allegiant,” when it comes out in October. Sabrina Robles, 14, another eighth grader in
www.SanTanSun.com Hamilton’s class, says she enjoyed “Divergent” and the main characters bravery. Sabrina is putting “Insurgent” on her summer reading list. Money to buy the two sets of 60 books came from a $500 grant she received from the Chandler Education Foundation. Merrill says her principal, Paul Bollard, has been generous, but doesn’t have the budget to support the library that he used to. She estimates she has received about $1,500 from Bollard to buy new books this year, but most of the new books for the library were purchased with money raised from the Fresh and Easy fall fundraiser and through selling bottled water in the library. The water is purchased with the money raised through bottles sold. She says she raises about $90 a week from the bottled water sales. “We get the water wherever it’s on sale,” Merrill says and mentions donations of bottled water are always appreciated. Merrill plans to add a third title to her suggested reading list next year. “I would say if a student feels like I can recommend a book that they liked that they’ll always come back and ask me again, especially those kids that don’t read,” she explains. “If I can get one book in their hands that they liked then they’ll trust me to give them another title. It increases interest in the library.” Tracy House is a freelance writer living in Ironwood Vistas with her husband and four children. She can be reached at Tracy@SanTanSun.com.
June 1 – 14, 2013
Swim school goes for record try
SanTan Sun-area families are invited to help SWIMkids USA attempt to break the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Guinness World Record at 8 a.m. Tue., June 18, when the school joins venues around the world in a swim lesson at the same time. SWIMkids USA is at 2725 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa. To reserve a spot, contact SWIMkids at 480-8209109, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit swimkidsaz.com.
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SanTan Sun-area students can gain a competitive edge and sharpen their test-taking skills in a PSAT/ SAT test-taking class offered this summer at the EAJ Institute, a division of New Vistas Center for Education in Chandler. The two-week classes prepare students for the PSAT and SAT exams, with complete reviews of Latin and Greek roots, construction of persuasive essays, mathematics principles from basics to calculus, complex reasoning and problemsolving techniques, vocabulary and language arts. The classes are geared toward advanced students in seventh through 11th grades. Class sizes are limited. Classes are offered at the New Vistas campus at 670 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 35, Chandler. For more information, call 480-963-2313 or visit newvistasaz.com/eajinstitute.html.
PRIZE PUPILS: Current and former students at New Vistas Center for Education in Chandler were honored recently at an Academic Awards Ceremony hosted by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in Tucson. The CTY Awards Ceremony recognizes some of the most academically advanced second- through eighth-grade students across Arizona; out of more than 2,000 Arizona schools, New Vistas had the highest number of scholars honored, including students Katarina Fenner, Bryan Gopal, Jarrod Hebert, Rashi Magiyawala, Shreya Sreekantham, Sahitha Vuddagiri, Alexis Vohs and graduates Anika and Christian Banister. Pictured left to right: Sahitha Vuddagiri, Rashi Magiyawala, Bryan Gopal, Katarina Fenner, Alexis Vohs. Info: newvistasaz.com. Submitted photo
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Enrollment is open for summer sessions running June 3 through July 26 at Casa del Nino Bilingual Montessori School, 2625 W. Queen Creek Rd., Suite 6, Chandler. All activities are based around the Montessori philosophy, and include outdoor water play, arts and crafts, creative play, building, games and daily work in practical life, sensorial, math, language, geography, social studies, science and Spanish. Cost is $375 per two-week session. Call 480-963-2550 or visit casadelninobilingualmontessori.com to learn more.
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Summer driving school steers teens right A summer driver’s education academy is offered 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday June 17 through 28 at Hamilton High School, Room 100, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Cost is $445 for the course, which is offered through a partnership between Tempe Community Education Program and Chandler Community Education. The course prepares students for the written driving permit test as well as the road test; coursework consists of the state-required 30 hours of classroom instruction, which includes three hours of practice on a driving simulator and three hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. A certificate of completion is issued for each portion of the course. To register, visit mychandlerschools. org/domain/66.
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Basketball clinics for boys and girls in grades K-8 are offered this summer at Campo Verde High School, 3870 S. Quartz St., Gilbert. Campo Hoops clinics include a ballhandling skills clinic June 3 through 6 and a defense skills clinic June 10 through 13; cost is $45 for each. Participants can earn prizes such as shirts, shorts, sport packs, water bottles and basketballs. For more information or to register, contact CampoHoops.net or Campo Verde High School Varsity Boys Coach Michael Wirth at 480-694-4835.
High school students attending East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) this fall can take advantage of a free threeweek class offered this summer at EVIT’s Dr. A. Keith Crandell Main Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. The class, which incorporates required government and economics courses, is taught by Arcadia High teacher Clayton Guy and runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning June 10.
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BY THE YARD: Chandler resident Arlin Lindgren works with Hamilton High students to eradicate weeds from his yard. As part of Chandler’s communitywide weed-pulling effort, “Let’s Pull Together,” Hamilton High Coach Steve Kanner and a dozen members of Hamilton High’s golf team labored for several hours recently to pull weeds from the yard of 76-year-old Lindgren and his son, Adam, who is confined to a wheelchair. Residents can call the City of Chandler with addresses and any contact information for elderly or disabled residents needing help with weeds, plus the location of vacant or abandoned properties covered in weeds; city staff and volunteers then work with the owners to obtain authorization to clean the properties. Info: 480-782-4348 or email@example.com. Submitted photo
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Chandler’s 4th of July fireworks are free The largest Independence Day fireworks display in Chandler will be held 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thu., July 4 in Tumbleweed Park at 2250 S. McQueen Rd. on the southwest corner of McQueen and Germann roads. Although scaled down from previous years, it will still include 20 to 25 minutes of aerial display starting at 9 p.m. For many years the city’s Fourth of July celebration was presented in association with the Chandler Lions Club, which organized and ran the event. Earlier this year, the club’s leadership informed the city that it could no longer serve as the primary event organizer due to limited personnel and financial resources. “The Chandler Lions Club has been a great partner with the city for many years. We know it was a tremendous undertaking for the club and we are grateful for their efforts,” says Chandler’s Special Event Coordinator Hermelinda Llamas. “We weren’t able to find another organization to coordinate this year’s celebration, but we did not want to cancel the event. Instead, we decided to scale it down a bit and put most of the funding toward the costs of the fireworks show; which will still be one of the largest in the East Valley.” Llamas says the city will continue to search for a new event organizer and sponsors for the July 4, 2014 festivities and years beyond. “We are hoping that another service organization or a major corporate sponsor will step up to offer their support. We can’t imagine a July 4th in Chandler without a big community celebration.” The Chandler Lions Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and brats, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, ice cream, snow cones and beverages at a booth in the park. Guests may also bring their own food and beverages and picnic in the park and are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. There are no kid games or entertainment at this year’s event. No grilling or alcoholic beverages are permitted and the use of personal fireworks of any kind in the park is also prohibited. Admission to the park is free, and onsite parking is available for $5 per vehicle. Vehicles can enter the park from Germann Road at Hamilton Street or from McQueen Road at Celebration Way. Disabled parking is available at both entrances. For more information, call 480-782-2735 or visit chandleraz.gov/special-events.
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Help wanted – Carlson’s PTO is seeking helpers for next year’s committees and events now. Most chairperson positions are filled, but staffing will begin for the committees that assist chairpersons in accomplishing their goals and fulfilling their commitments to the Carlson community. Forms were sent home; families are encouraged to consider donating some time in an area of interest, filling out the form and emailing it to CarlsonPTO@yahoo.com. Keep in touch – Don’t forget to like Carlson Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay up to date over the summer. —Lora Robinson
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Gearing up –Meet the Teacher is at 4:30 p.m. Thu., July 18; the first day of school is July 22. CTA wishes all its families a safe and relaxing summer. —Wendi Olson
Summer times – The Hull front office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday until June 13, and will reopen July 8. Gift cards – Help Hull PTO continue to earn money through the summer by reloading Fry’s and Bashas’ gift cards and using them for shopping. Cards can also be picked up in the front office. Hull PTO can earn up to 6% with every shopping trip. Good grade – Hull was named an Arizona A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation again this year. Thanks to teachers, staff, students, families and the community for
CLOWNING AROUND: Tarwater fifth grader Tamara Hibbard participates in this year’s carnival-themed Read-a-thon. Tarwater combined its annual reading challenge with a fundraiser this year; students earned pledges from friends and families for making their reading goals, with all donations used to purchase materials needed at Tarwater. Submitted photo
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LAUGHING IT UP: The Basha High School Sudden Improv Committee (SIC) won first place at the National Comedy Theatre High school League Tournament recently, along with several other awards including Best Game, Best Gimmick Game, Best Scene Game and Best Team Work. Team members also brought home a variety of individual awards. SIC puts on eight shows a year for their school and fellow students, and recently had the opportunity to play against the pros at the National Comedy Theatre. Submitted photo SLAM DUNK: As a reward for meeting reading goals, Tarwater students participated in fun carnival games and earned the chance to try to dunk their “ringmaster” Principal Jeff Hensley in a water tank. Submitted photo
recent Percussion Concert, where members performed individually as well as with Hamilton High students, and were praised highly by Hamilton’s percussion teacher. Thanks to Jason and Kim Poole and Merri Chappell for their work with Tarwater students. Kudos – Tarwater’s Battle of the Books team of Kylie Carson, Noelle Redding and Sherry Wang placed fifth overall out of 1,000 teams in the recent Regional competition. Busy bees – Tarwater students spent the last few weeks of school participating in author’s teas, country reports, wax museums, field trips, BizTown, award assemblies and grade-level plays, as well as learning in the classroom. —Robyn Kelly
HELPING HANDS: Basha High School Math Department educators Steve Stoltenberg, Janice Fennig, Arlene Seale and Alisha Raccuia recently donated their services to A New Leaf’s East Valley Men’s Center in Mesa, designing, purchasing and preparing a healthy meal for the shelter’s approximately 75 residents. The transitional shelter assists men who make the commitment to become self-sufficient and move back into the community. Submitted photo
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Music notes – Andersen Astro-note choir members staged a successful musical production of “How to Eat Like a Child,” based on the book by Delia Ephron. Students reported that putting together the musical helped them to build selfesteem, friendships and a love for music. Thanks due – Thanks to all the parents and students who helped make this a great school year. Fifth graders are wished much success in junior high. The first day back to school is July 22. —Katie Perry
Kudos – Congrats to Mrs. Bechtold’s and Mrs. Bauslaugh’s classes for winning the Box Tops pizza parties. Families are encouraged to keep collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education throughout the summer. Thanks due – Thanks to Knox’s amazing volunteers, who were recognized and celebrated with an ice cream social recently for all their hard work this year to make Knox Gifted Academy a premier learning community. New times – The Knox school day will begin at 9:10 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m. beginning with the 2013-14 school year. Students can arrive at school at 8:45 a.m. and will be supervised by teachers outside the children’s classrooms. —Ximena Rodriguez
Youth Youth Chronicles Sarah Anderson of Chandler is on the spring 2013 Dean’s List at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average. Kennedi Argo of Chandler competes as a state finalist in the Jr. Preteen division of the National American Miss Arizona State Pageant June 30 at Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale. Kevin Chor of Chandler, a student at Knox Elementary, will participate in the U8 division of the second annual Online National Chess Championship hosted by ChessKid June 14 through 17. All games will be broadcast live at chesskid.com/chesskidtv. Jonathan Heckart and Whitney Scorza of Chandler are on the spring 2013 Dean’s List at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours. Emily Marie Kaup of Chandler is a new graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Emily earned a bachelor of arts in communication. Makensie Kraft of Chandler is a new graduate of York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA, with a bachelor of science in biology. Cindy Le of Chandler is the recipient of the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter’s Youth Volunteer Award. Cindy was honored along with other award winners at the Grand Canyon Chapter’s annual volunteer recognition breakfast held recently at the Phoenix Zoo. Cindy is the president of the Red Cross club at Hamilton High School. Amanda Norris of Chandler is on the spring 2013 Dean’s List at Harding University in Searcy, AR. Amanda is a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major. To be eligible, students must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average and no incompletes. Adrian Palumbo, a third-grader at CTA-Goodman Elementary in Chandler, is the recipient of a National Award on the Exploratory Latin Exam. Nitish Peela, Jacob Cabrejas, Paula Beatty and Ivy Chang of Hamilton High School and Tejas Dharmaraj and Manav Sevak of Chandler High School are award winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
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SanTan Sun kids have talent! In the first issue of every month, the SanTan Sun News prints the best entries from kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of categories. Congratulations to this month’s winners! Note: If a great entry doesn’t make it into this issue because of space considerations, we will hold it over to run in a future issue. Submissions are minimally edited to preserve the writer’s voice. If your submission appears in this section, compare it to your original to help improve your writing skills.
Remember that the Kids Opportunity section will eventually print all good entries. That means that if your entry didn’t make it into this issue, it may be slated for a future one. Keep checking back, as we sometimes experience a backlog of submissions.
by Viveka Chinnasamy Grade 4, Paragon Science Academy
By Jordan Paul Grade 9, Dobson High School
The desert: A land where the colors are calm and spiked. but here on a cactus as small as me lives a Flower the reason that I have hiked.
From the magic melody, and the silence of the wind, all that’s gone shall be found, and your hope will live again.
I have come here today, a time in June when the sky is white, I would drop in some blue a line, may be two if I were to paint such a sight.
From the ringing of the notes, a message will soon appear, saying that you should go back, and save all that you hold dear.
As morning gives in to the heat of the day, and the sun feels thrilling somehow. something ever so slight makes me gasp with delight. for the flower is opening now!
The final image is so clear, resting in the icy lake, and your soul’s reflection knows, everything that is at stake.
Cherry-red mixed with orange and yellow on fire, and scented like fruit on a vine. the flower, it’s true, a beautiful view. and this memory will always be mine.
When they don’t know that you’re gone when their words will still attack, you should trust your friends or else, everything will fade to black. Although they may forget your name, and they’ve lost you in their heart, you should know you’re not forgotten, because only you know who you are.
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Students who either live in Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek or surrounding areas or who attend area schools can win $15 gift cards from Changing Hands Bookstore, thanks to a partnership between the bookseller and the SanTan Sun News. This ongoing, monthly promotion awards a $15 Changing Hands gift card to every youth whose article, story, poem, essay, editorial, book review, photo or illustration is chosen to be printed in the SanTan Sun Kids Opportunity section, while supplies last. The Kids Opportunity section is printed in the Youth Section of the first paper of the month, each month. The best news is that even though only
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Are we willing to let our community turn into ‘Paradise Lost’? easement as their route. More miles to travel, yes, but, based on saving our paradise, our community, our property values, our economy and our health, we think a small price to pay.
by Jane Andersen, Ocotillo resident
Is the “proposed” SRP/PRC High Voltage Project making our community stronger, or is it tearing our community apart? Let’s think about what could possibly happen to our “paradise” if SRP got its way and encased us with 230kV high voltage wires, 150-foot poles and two 230kV substations. Not in my backyard (NIMBY) is not going to get us anywhere. SRP’s divide and conquer strategy won’t work with us. Let’s solve the problem, together.
Why can’t we negotiate with GRIC?
Let’s say that SRP can justify the load need for two “new” 230kV substations. Price Road Corridor may become the next Silicon Valley. Would Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) consider allowing SRP to build the two substations and the power lines on their land? SRP is not keen on this
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idea, possibly because it would take some “time” and effort to put the proposal together, organize meetings with the various families, obtain the land easements/leases, work with the governor of GRIC, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the environmental specialists to do the impact studies and to obtain the approvals needed. Yet, this may be something that would appeal to GRIC, because they are moving their community into multiple business ventures; seems like providing power, cheaply, to their community might not be a bad idea. Recently, SRP and GRIC collaborated and achieved a win/win on a water deal; maybe they could work on a power deal?
What about an alternate route for the power lines and poles?
So, what if we could get GRIC and SRP together? What if they would secure a deal that would move the two substations onto GRIC land, far enough away from Price Road, perhaps closer to Interstate 10 where SRP should already have an easement, and build the substations there? SRP could still connect the substations to Knox and Kyrene. But, what about connecting to Schrader? If the high voltage lines would follow Interstate 10 and loop down below Sun Lakes, still on GRIC land, the lines could come up to connect to Schrader using the railroad track
SRP says that Schrader’s substation is for our community. Schrader is being upgraded with a third 230kV transformer, and a single circuit 230kV line is going to connect Schrader to the proposed RS-28 substation. Schrader is already connected to Kyrene generating station via a 230kV line. Redundancy? Above-ground, high voltage transmission lines, 150-foot poles every 660 feet, approximately eight poles in a mile, all for our community? OK, I guess they don’t need Schrader to connect to Pinal County, to Abel substation and the huge amount of growth being planned to accommodate at least 400,000 new consumers.
Why the urgency with this project?
If we don’t have any additional power needs today, and this is coming from the companies on Price Road Corridor, why are we in such a hurry to destroy our paradise? Isn’t building two 230kV substations, within blocks of each other, going a little overboard? Why is SRP not advocating strongly to work with GRIC? Why are they pushing the project through on Intel land, and cutting through our community to connect to Schrader Substation? What’s the rush?
Why can’t SRP bury the wires?
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What’s missing?—leadership! When were our leaders made aware of the proposed SRP project for Price Road Corridor? I’m talking local, city, state, regional and, yes, our HOAs. Why didn’t they push back on SRP then? The City of Chandler published its “Next Twenty” agenda for Chandler in March 2007. We’ve heard that the PRC project has been on SRP’s strategic planning schedule for years, although the public didn’t see it until January 2013. Why? We have an opportunity and an obligation to keep our “paradise,” not lose it! We will be heard, with or without leadership from our elected and appointed officials. Can we keep trying to engage our leaders? Sure. But, don’t get discouraged if you feel like they should be going to bat for us and they aren’t. Can you vote them out of office next time around? Yes. Maybe next time we’ll all have a better sense of “who” is truly working for us, for our community, for the preservation of our “paradise” and for full transparency, honest, open and truthful communication—for everyone.
What’s at risk?
Let’s talk for a minute about the cost to bury 230kV wires. SRP thinks the cost is too expensive–11 times more than above ground–to bury the lines, and they don’t want to pay for it. What about a special revenue bond? Or, let’s see, with 1 million SRP customers, if it costs an additional $20 million to bury the wire along the shortest proposed route, that’s an additional $20-onetime charge added to each consumer’s bill. We even suggested that Intel help pay for the burying of the lines, if the power needs are really for them and their expansion. Burying the wire has so many additional benefits: saves property values, lowers health risks, attracts more businesses and residential consumers, is
Where is our leadership?
Why does SRP need Schrader Substation?
Do we need the two substations?
We are learning that the “power” that will be distributed by the “new” RS-28 substation will be for future use for companies like Intel, CyrusOne, Continuum and Digital Realty Trust. Do they need the additional power now? We’ve asked; they don’t. The variety of companies that we’ve spoken with along the Price Road Corridor, including Wells Fargo, Isagenix, Orbital and PayPal, will not have huge power needs, as many of them are consulting firms, high-tech providers, innovation labs, call centers, etc. However, one of the companies did say that even though they have their own dedicated substation, the SRP power will be offered to them cheaper than what they could produce, so they’ll just use their substation as a “backup.” What about RS-27? What’s the purpose for that substation? Well, for starters, it will connect via a 230kV double-circuit above-ground transmission wire/poles to RS-28, and also to Knox Substation, and Kyrene Generating Station with an above-ground 230kV line. So, more wires, more power, more poles and probably more connections for “future needs.” What are the future, justified “load” needs? Who did you speak with for these numbers? Substations are very expensive to build. Did SRP speak to some very large power users that are considering PRC?
safer, affords peace of mind and it saves maintenance dollars.
1. Tax Dollars. If we don’t get the substations moved off of Price Road, the property that they will be built on will not be used for more high-paying jobs, for Intel expansion; they will only be seen as ugly, eyesore, chain-linked utility stations. Have you seen Knox? Is this the best use of Price Road Corridor land? I thought it was supposed to be the diamond of the Southeast Valley, the innovation hub of Chandler, the “Best Place to Live, Work and Play”—not the biggest mess! Yes, the surrounding property will also be impacted. Value— you do the math. This equates to loss of good jobs, tax dollars and alluring more great companies that may have wanted to move their entire campuses to Price Road Corridor, like eBay wanted to do. 2. Property Values. There are hundreds of studies done on the impact of high-voltage wires. Many factors come into play, including the type of line, height, proximity to the home, etc. Some studies claim a loss of value between 16% and 29%. Others go higher.
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Community Commentary Only an accredited appraiser would be able to give you his/her expert opinion. If the home is in the way of the lines, SRP follows Arizona statute, and its own process to secure the easement that it needs. Until we know the routes for the project, we won’t know how many homes/ businesses will be affected. But, you can count on this being very costly, especially if lawyers get involved, so just bury the lines. 3. Health Effects. While most studies on EMF are inconclusive, they also don’t negate that there can be health effects from electric and magnetic fields. Again, cellular, biological and hormonal damage can be at risk, especially if you are sensitive to EMFs or already have health issues. Studies have shown that high-voltage lines have been moved or buried to accommodate play grounds, schools, high home density areas and popular business/leisure areas. The most common easement away from the public is 300 feet, or one football field. However, some studies have recommended at least an easement around the line of at least 500 feet. We’ve heard that SRP is going to require an easement of 150 feet or less around their poles/wires. This seems “very close” to us. Most high-voltage projects (230kV-500kV) that we have studied have created a “stretch” of land that is truly designed for poles and wires with at least 300 feet on either side. It’s a sort of high-voltage expressway. This size of easement acts as a protection barrier between the lines and the public, and affords the utility the ability to work on the lines without disrupting property and people.
Final thought for action:
Get Involved. Go to the Town Hall meetings, ask questions. Go to your City Council meetings, ask questions. Go to the public hearings when the line siting committee schedules them about the project. Ask questions! If it doesn’t make rational sense to you, it may not make sense to the committee, the ACC, the businesses that supposedly will need all this power. Call your representatives. Write to the SRP board. Get your neighborhood involved. Achieving a win-win-win outcome is not always easy, but, if we don’t try, we’ll never know what’s possible. Let’s show our spirit of community, our one voice, united, let’s take back our “Paradise” and not lose it! Please join us in trying to save it! Call Jane and Al Andersen at 602-684-9300 or email info@ thegolfrealtynetwork.com and let us hear your voice!
Letters to the editor SRP update from the Ocotillo Community Association Many of you have contacted the Ocotillo Community Association (OCA) and your Board of Directors (BOD) to determine what action is being taken on your behalf regarding the SRP Price Road Corridor 230kV Project. There are many people working on this issue behind the scenes and will continue to vigorously argue that those two roads must be removed from the siting map because there are better routes. The BOD will do all that is possible to see that Ocotillo and Queen Creek Roads are dropped from the list of possible routes, but as a resident or business of Ocotillo, we need your help getting the word out to your friends and neighbors both inside and outside our boundaries. These are some of the things your Board of Directors and The Ocotillo Community Association have done and will continue to do: 1. Attending all the public meeting hosted by SRP, sometimes two in a day, to understand the issues jeopardizing our community if Queen Creek or Ocotillo Roads are selected as the power line route. 2. Creating awareness of these issues for residents through The OCA website, email blasts, the June newsletter, post card mailings and public meetings. 3. Arranging a Community Meeting on 6 p.m. Thu., June 6 at Hamilton High School where all our residents can hear the same story at the same time from SRP and ask specific questions. 4. Interviewing, working through conflict checks and selecting legal representation well versed in this area of the law. 5. Reaching out to the community to answer questions and address concerns via phone, email and in person.
6. Here are some of the specific things I’ve done to support our cause: a. Have and will continue to contact communities and business both inside and outside Ocotillo’s boundaries on Queen Creek and Ocotillo Road of SRP proposed routes in an effort to increase public awareness and opposition. b. In regular contact with Mayor Tibshraeny and Chandler City Council as events unfold to be sure they all understand that residents, businesses and neighboring communities are adamantly opposed to using Queen Creek or Ocotillo Road as a route for this pole line. c. Have and will continue to communicate to SRP representatives and members of the SRP board the community opposition to placing overhead lines where none exist. d. Continue to debate the accuracy of the land use/development data SRP has assembled under pole siting matrix. Be assured that your OCA and BOD will continue to fight this issue to the end. All of the BOD volunteers are residents of Ocotillo. Including the general manager of the OCA, we have an average of 14 years each living in this beautiful community. I myself have lived in Ocotillo for 16 years and have worked here for 28 years. We all share the same concerns, commitment and dedication as you. We wish to thank all of the many dedicated and concerned residents who have spent countless hours getting the word out and calling for action. Keep up the good work. Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. Best Regards, Mike Palermo, President, on behalf of The OCA BOD
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Recent statistics show that one out of four students are victims of bullying and each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied, according to information at Ambassadors 4 Kids Club. But Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli, is taking action to help transform schools and end bullying by introducing a new kids menu that helps teach kids how to solve conflicts and promote inclusion within schools and on the recess yard. Chompie’s co-owner Wendy Borenstein-Tucker says as a child growing up in New York, she and her two brothers, Mark and Neal, were victims of bullying. “It’s a horrible thing when kids pick on you and then you’re afraid to go to school,” she says, “It’s just awful.” Chompie’s is partnering, through the Chompie’s Cares program, with nonprofit Playworks Arizona to put an end to bullying and increase teaching time in area schools. “When there is less fighting on the school playgrounds it tends to not be brought inside the classroom and it goes away and the kids can learn more because the teachers are not dealing with putting out these fires and these fights between two students,” Borenstein-Tucker explains. “They’re accepting one another, they’re friends with one another and that’s just all about life, accepting one another.” Borenstein-Tucker says she and her family feel that it’s very important to do their part to rid the world of discrimination. She explains it’s important “to teach the children from a very young age to accept one another. That’s why we feel passionate about this particular charity.” Borenstein-Tucker continues, “We really feel we need to do our part to reach our children.” Chompie’s collaborated with Playworks to come up with the new kids menu and is making a donation to Playworks for every kids meal purchased. On Wed., June 5, customers of all ages can “Eat Like a Kid” at any of the four Chompie’s restaurants in the Valley. The Chandler restaurant is at 3481 W. Frye Rd., at the Chandler Village Center. Information about the partnership with Playworks Arizona and the kids menu is available at chompies.com.
CUSD’s proactive approach
Students who have been bullied at traditional schools have an option to Throughout the Chandler Unified continue their education without the School District, schools have adopted worry of name calling, harassment or anti-bullying programs appropriate for intimidation. Primavera Online each school’s community. High School provides classes to Brenda Vallana, instruc6,000 middle school and high tional specialist with CUSD, school students statewide. provides resources and ideas “We want to give every stufor schools to help with bullydent the opportunity to excel in ing on campus. She says that school and remove any type of the district developed a unibarrier they may have experiversal bullying reporting form enced, whether it be peer presthat all schools in the district sure, bullying, distractions in will be using starting with the class and give them their course 2013-14 school year. “It had BRENDA VALLANA: at their fingertips and a teacher to go through a committee of CUSD is taking a principals, teachers and coun- proactive approach that’s readily available within selors and then it went to our to bullying. “We care the flexible model that we offer,” about our students. says Debra Bender, Primavera governing board.” The reporting form defines We know that if stu- principal. dents are having ill Primavera students take two bullying as a repeated act over effects at school, it time that: affects their acade- online classes in a six-week mic achievement block. “A lot of times our teach• May occur when a student or group of students engages and that’s our No. 1 ers get to know their students concern. We want even better in this environment in any form of behavior that everyone to be than in the traditional environincludes such acts as intimi- successful.” ment because curriculum is very dation and/or harassment; Submitted photo project oriented and students need to or write a lot,” Bender explains. “So they • has the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property often times will submit something to their teachers feeling a little safer or placing a student in reasonable because they aren’t face to face.” harm or damage; or If something is revealed, a process is • Is sufficiently severe, persistent or perin place for reporting and the guidance vasive that the action, behavior or team gets involved to maintain the threat creates an intimidating, threatsafety of the students. Teachers monitor ening or abusive environment in the daily discussion boards and hide any form of physical or emotional harm; post considered inappropriate to other or students then deal with the situation. • May occur when there is a real or perceived imbalance of power or strength; or “WE TRY TO PROVIDE AN • May constitute a violation of the law. ENVIRONMENT IN THE SOCIAL Vallana mentions initially when a COMMUNITY WHERE STUDENTS program is put in place reporting increases. “That’s to be expected,” she FEEL SUPPORTED AND FEEL explains. “The research says that’s LIKE THEIR RELATIONSHIPS ARE because everyone is on the same page. STRONG AND THEY ARE VALUED They’re using the same vocabulary. They’re looking for the same things. So IN OUR SCHOOL,” BENDER SAYS. there is a more heightened awareness.” Because of site-based management, programs within the schools do change with the administration and what is deemed appropriate. Programs such as Primavera Online High School is Teaching Tolerance, Olweus, Character located at 2471 N. Arizona Ave., Counts and Second Step, as well as Chandler. For more information go to hybrids and counselor-based reporting primavera-online-high-school.com. are being used throughout the district. Parents, students and educators can “It’s all about changing the climate of learn more about preventing bullying at the school and making students more stopbullying.gov. aware and getting the bystanders involved because it really takes one perTracy House is a freelance writer living son to say that’s not right. We can’t be in Ironwood Vistas with her husband and doing this. This is wrong, you’re hurting four children. She can be reached at somebody, to stop it,” Vallana says. Tracy@SanTanSun.com.
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10 Arizona Luau LEGO Kit Club
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30 My Little Pony Built To Amaze! Circus
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4 Candy Sushi Fairy Habitat Tumbleweed Tots Tuesday Crafternoons
11 Tumbleweed Tots Tuesday Crafternoons
18 Tumbleweed Tots Tuesday Crafternoons Largest Swim Lesson
25 Tumbleweed Tots Tuesday Crafternoons
5 CD Art Family Night Horse Water Playdate
6 Tumbleweed Tots Magic Show Horse Water Playdate
Show 7 Magic Celebrate June Movie Day Horse Water Playdate
SanTan Family Fun Arrives! Chandler Chill Out Doggy Storytime
8 Dinosaurs Exposed! Horse Water Playdate Summer Splash Tour
Family Night A Night at Folley Horse Water Playdate
Tumbleweed Tots LEGO Club Horse Water Playdate
Movie Day Dinosaurs Exposed! Horse Water Playdate
PAWS 2 Read Horse Water Playdate
20 Puppet Show
22 Summer Splash Tour
Family Night LEGO Club Horse Water Playdate
26 Family Night Built To Amaze! Circus Horse Water Playdate
Tumbleweed Tots Juggler Extraordinaire Horse Water Playdate
27 Tumbleweed Tots Horse Water Playdate Puppet Show Built To Amaze! Circus
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28 Movie Day Built To Amaze! Circus Arizona Rick Horse Water Playdate
Hawaiian Luau My Little Pony Horse Water Playdate
29 Horse Water Playdate My Little Pony Built To Amaze! Circus
FAMILY FUN 1 SanTan Family Fun Arrives!
4 Candy Sushi, 2-3 p.m. Basha Library.
5, 12, 19, 26 Family Night, 5:30-7 p.m. Tumbleweed
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Teens 12-18 years old can craft their own delicious candy sushi. Free, registration required. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
Recreation Center. Enjoy themed recreational activities, arts and crafts, snacks and entertainment each week. All ages. $2-$3. 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2908, chandleraz.gov/tumbleweed.
Chandler Chill Out, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. A free and fun day for children and their families, courtesy of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership and in cooperation with ICAN, features four large water inflatables, live music from local bands, children-focused games, raffles, food and drinks, cool treats and craft vendors. There will also be a spinning gyro machine and a trackless train. Free. Three S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. chandlerchillout.com.
Doggy Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown Chandler Library. Ages 3-11 years old are invited to a special storytime where everyone, including dogs, can enjoy stories, songs and fun. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
2 Butterfly Wonderland, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday–Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Butterfly Wonderland. Visit this newly opened attraction, with a highly innovative, indoor rainforest environment featuring the largest butterfly pavilion in America. Watch the “Flight of the Butterflies” movie in 3D and experience the Butterfly Emergence Gallery, The Conservatory, live ant colony, honey bee extravaganza, Rivers of the Amazon Aquatic Life, gift shop and café. $18.95 adults; $9.95 children ages 3 to 11; and $16.95 for students, military with ID and seniors age 62 and older. Ages 2 and younger free. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. 480-800-3000, butterflywonderland.com.
4 Make a Fairy Habitat, 2 p.m. Perry Branch Library. After discussing some fairy books that young school-age children may enjoy, like the Rainbow Fairy series, each child will create a living fairy habitat to take home. Ages 6-9. Free. Registration required. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Tumbleweed Tots, 9-11 a.m. Tumbleweed Recreation Center. Children ages 5 and younger with an adult enjoy a safe play space with toys, equipment and activities. $2 to $3 per day; fee included in all TRC family passes. Maximum of four children per adult. 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2900, Registration: 480-782-2641, chandleraz.gov/tumbleweed.
4, 11, 18, 25 Tuesday Crafternoons, 2-4 p.m. Downtown Chandler Library. Ages 6-11 years old can make crafts to take home and enjoy summer craft fun with a different theme each week. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Library; 2-3 p.m. Thursday at Downtown Chandler Library; 2-3 p.m. Friday at Basha Library. The 2013 Summer Reading Program kicks off with a nonstop comedy magic show that is guaranteed to engage and entertain children and adults. All ages. Free. Limited space; registration required. Hamilton Library: 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler; Downtown Library: 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler; Basha Library: 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
Downtown Chandler Library. Ages infant-6 are invited to celebrate with songs, stories and crafts every first Friday of the month about each month’s special days. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
18 years old are invited to use their imaginations to upcycle a CD into a piece of art. Free. Registration required. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
Ed Robson Branch Library. A live performance by Kirby Soderberg about science, dinosaurs and a silly history of paleontology. An Ape, Neanderthal, Middle Age Fool, Medieval Knight and Modern-day Paleontologist discover the
7, 14, 28 Wee Sing Movie Day, 10-11 a.m. Hamilton Library. Kids ages 2-8 years old are invited to come and watch some fun, music-filled movies and have snacks. Free. Registration required.
10 Arizona Luau, noon-3 p.m. Desert Oasis Aquatic Center. Enjoy games, water balloon toss, scavenger hunt and limbo contest. 1400 W. Summit Pl., Chandler. 480-732-1061, 480-782-1062, chandleraz.gov/aquatics.
LEGO Kit Club, 4-5 p.m. Basha Library. The library supplies a variety of skill level kits for kids to put together during this hour of fun. Ages 5-12. No registration needed. Free. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, chandlerlibrary.org.
12 A Night at Folley, 8 to 10 p.m. Folley Pool. Spend the evening at Folley Pool for a treasure hunt, “Biggest Splash” contest, longest free throw shot and other activities. 600 E. Fairview, Chandler. 480-732-1063, chandleraz.gov/aquatics
6, 7 Richard Steele Magic Show,
Celebrate June, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
5 CD Art, 2-3 p.m. Basha Library. Ages 11-
8 Dinosaurs Exposed!, 10-11 a.m.
7:45-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3:15-5:45 p.m. Saturdays. Harmony Heart Ranch. Brush, paint, then wash the horses, followed by a horse craft to take home. Focus is on horse safety, staying cool and having fun. Children should wear clothing and shoes appropriate to get wet. $25 per child; $15 for additional children per family. Ages 8 and older. 758 Kingbird Dr., Chandler. 602-234-0267, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Bedtime Math, 4-5 p.m. Basha Library. Ages 5-11 can have a blast with Bedtime Math, making tangrams and dominoes to show how solving word problems can be fun. Free. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 Water Playdate with Horses,
3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
8, 22 Summer Splash Tour, same pile of bones and speculate their origin. Each character comes to their conclusions, but all are inaccurate. Finally, the bones come to life, and we hear the real story. Free. 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes. 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
9 “Da Vinci—The Genius,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arizona Science Center. Final day of the exhibition that features dozens of replicas of da Vinci’s inventions, including his prototype of the helicopter, his studies on flight, hydraulics, human anatomy, musical instruments and his artwork. In addition, several examples of da Vinci’s writings are on display. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a technologically advanced photographic examination of da Vinci’s most famous painting, “Mona Lisa.” Admission: $26.95, $22.95 for age 62 or older, $20 for ages 3-17. For members: $10, $8. Prices include general admission to museum. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. 602-716-2000, azscience.org.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 8 at Gilbert Civic Center Park and June 22 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. The 2013 Summer Splash Tour, presented by White Water LLC, promises wild, wet family fun with swimming pools with swim lessons, water slides, games, misters, dunk tanks, bounce houses, carnival-style games and more, as well as food for purchase and live entertainment by the Radio Disney Rockin’ Road Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A special area will be designated just for toddlers and preschool children. Bring sunblock, towels, hats, sunglasses, swimsuits and any other necessities for the summer heat. Free admission. Gilbert Civic Center Park, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert; Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, Three S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler. summersplashaz.com, facebook.com/summersplashaz.
13 LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Downtown Chandler Library. Come meet new friends and have fun building with LEGO supplied by the library. Ages 6-12. No registration required. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
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FAMILY FUN Calendar, From Page 3 14 Dinosaurs Exposed! with Kirby Soderberg, 23 p.m. Basha Library. Learn about dinosaurs and the history of paleontology through a whimsical and entertaining story. Kirby's one-man performance includes real dinosaur fossils, audience participation and plenty of clowning around. Ages 3-11.Free. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2800, chandlerlibrary.org.
15 PAWS 2 Read, 10:30 a.m.-
fun with the Chandler Museum. Ages 3-8. Free. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2800, chandlerlibrary.org.
18 World’s Largest Swim Lesson, 8 a.m. SWIMkids USA. Kids can get a free swim lesson and attempt to break the 2012 Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. 2725 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa. 480-820-9109, email@example.com, swimkidsusa.us, wlsl.org.
noon. Perry Branch Library. Join a registered therapy dog who loves stories. Children ages 5 and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-6523000, mcldaz.org.
16 Happy Father’s Day!, all day. As You Wish. Bring Dad in to paint and his studio fee is waived. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. Locations: Crossroads Towne Center in Chandler, 480-899-1231; Ahwatukee, 480-753-9500; Tempe Marketplace, 480-557-9100; asyouwishpottery.com.
17 Summer Fun with Chandler Museum, 3-5 p.m. Basha Library. Drop in for some summer
Beginner through advanced lessons for all ages. Lesson horses available.
19 LEGO Club, 6-7 p.m. Hamilton Library. Come meet new friends and have fun building with LEGO supplied by the library. Ages 6-12. No registration required. 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2828, chandlerlibrary.org.
FAMILY FUN 2-3 p.m. June 20 at Downtown Chandler Library and June 21 at Basha Library. Big tricks will amaze, while fun interaction will keep kids laughing. Eating apples, hula-hooping, yo-yo’s, bowling balls, juggling and combinations you won’t see anywhere else. Ages 18 months-11 years old. Free. Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler; Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. chandlerlibrary.org.
incredibly popular My Little Pony brand. When a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet—high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville’s Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds. Movie tickets $5. 16000 Maricopa Rd. Maricopa UltraStarMovies.com, ultrastarakchin.com, MLPEG.com.
20, 27 Puppet Show, 10:30-11 a.m.,
24 LEGO Club, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Basha Library.
animals; The Trampoline Tower Tumblers, a troupe of 10 competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine; a spirited and comedic basketball competition featuring 10 whirling unicyclists; the electrifying high-wire acrobats; daredevil stunts on The Steel Vortex; the youngest female Human Cannonball; remarkable hand-balancing duos; Clown Alley; the majestic Bengal tigers; and a fun-filled Asian elephant dance party. Come out one hour early to each performance to meet the performers and animals on the show floor, try on costumes, learn dance moves and more at the interactive All Access Pre-Show, with free admission to all ticket holders. Tickets $10-$60. 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.Ticketmaster.com, 800745-3000, ringling.com.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 20 at Sunset Library; 2-3 p.m. June 27 at Downtown Chandler Library. Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents “The Jack Rabbit and the Desert Tortoise.” Based on Aesop’s Tortoise and the Hare fable, this interactive show is set in Arizona. Ages 18 months-11 years old. Free. Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800, chandlerlibrary.org.
Library supplies the LEGO, kids supply the imagination. Ages 5-12. No registration needed. Free. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, chandlerlibrary.org.
28 Arizona Rick, the Magical Balloon Making Cowboy, 2-3 p.m. Basha Library.
20, 21 James Reid, Juggler Extraordinaire,
22 Hawaiian Luau, 1-3 p.m. Nozomi Aquatic Center. Events include limbo, races and hula hoops contests. The first 100 guests receive a Hawaiian lei. 250 S. Kyrene Rd. 480-783-8261, 480-782-8262, chandleraz.gov/aquatics.
22, 23, 29, 30 “My Little Pony Equestria Girls,” 10 a.m. UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. The 72-minute, G-rated by Hasbro Studios, in conjunction with Shout Factory Kid, is a new full-length feature introducing an exciting new dimension to the
Day at the Beach, 1-3 p.m. Arrowhead Pool. Families and individuals pair up for water balloon contests, relays with tubes and prizes to give away. 1475 W. Erie St. 480-732-1064, chandleraz.gov/aquatics.
26-30 “Built To Amaze!” Circus, show times vary. US
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Ages 3-11 are invited to enjoy storytelling, magic and games all with balloons. Free. First-come, first-served. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, chandlerlibrary.org.
Airways Center. A brand-new circus from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus with Ringmaster Andre McClain taking the Ringling Bros. reins accompanied by his horse Comanche. The circus boasts more than 110 of the world’s best artists and athletes representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals assembled together under one big top, including: Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia and their remarkable trained
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Daisies earn badge for helping less fortunate By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
Girl Scouts are told to be honest, fair, friendly and helpful. Daisy Troop 751 in Chandler accomplished just that when the girls collected 500 hygiene products for Chandler Christian Community Center. “We knew we wanted to do some sort of collection drive during the year,” says leader Nicole Hastings, whose troop is based at Santan Elementary School. “Collecting hygiene items was a little bit different than the usual collection drives than we’ve seen.” The girls collected the items a variety of ways. They made posters to pin up around the school, and put fliers in teachers’ mailboxes so instructors could hand them to all of their students. “The girls put one of the posters on a box in the front office,” says Hastings, whose daughter, Emily, is a Daisy. “The Santan students brought some supplies or donations to the front office and put them in the box there.” The Daisies canvassed their neighborhoods with fliers telling their friends that they would be around the following weekend to collect items. “We did a lemonade stand, too,” Hastings says. “That was the girls’ idea. At the beginning of the year, we asked
CLEANING UP: Daisy Troop 751 in Chandler recently organized a hygiene product collection drive in their neighborhoods and at Santan Elementary, where all members attended first grade. Pictured left to right, back row: Ryan Fisk, Marlee Raymond, Claire Tammelleo and Taylor Pressley. Left to right, front row: Natalie Cline, Ashlyn Sampley, Alexis O’Neal, Abby Loutzenheiser, Julia Pitman, Macy Pisano, Emily Hastings, Makenna Stretz and Quinn Stewart. Submitted photo
them what kind of projects they wanted to do throughout the year. “Them being all 6 and 7 year olds, they like to do lemonade stands. They really wanted to do them.” The girls used the money to buy extra hygiene products, and separated the items—shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and a couple of toothbrushes— into gallon baggies. “We had 45 filled bags and we had three or four other
boxes with just the items that wouldn’t fit in the bags also donated.” Next school year, the girls and their leaders will move up to Brownies. “We’re finding our way together,” Hastings says. “I’m glad we have very supportive parents.” Christina Fuoco-Karasinski is the editor of the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Just4Kids Chandler Recreation Offers A Variety of Summer Activities! Register for Summer Camps and Classes! The Summer Break Time magazine outlining all-ages recreation classes, youth camps and special events for June, July and August is available at libraries and recreation centers and at www.chandleraz.gov/breaktime. Each activity engages kids in one or more of the following: sports, games, arts & crafts, cooking, nature or technology. Registration is now open for residents and nonresidents. For more information, call 480-782-2727.
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The thrill and excitement of hip hop taught with a splash of fun at Snedigar Recreation Center! This is a funky, age appropriate hip hop class that is geared toward teaching rhythm, while adding fun dance games and movement sequences to music for children 4 to 6 years old. There is a $32 resident fee ($35 nonresident) per child. Contact Susan Richardson at 480-782-2641 for more information.
Drawing for Very Young Rembrandts Saturdays, June 8 - July 20, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Advanced Robotics Camp June 17 - 21, 9 a.m. - Noon Build and take home the Jungle Robot. Learn how different types of gears mesh and are driven by connecting the motor, battery and microphone to a circuit board that programs your sound-activated robot. You'll build different robots and vehicles that will be tested for speed, strength and endurance then taken apart to be reused on another robot, not to be taken home. There is a $164 resident fee ($177 nonresident) per child. Contact Courtney Allen at 480-782-2730 for more information.
Jump into creativity and expand your child's horizons with Young Rembrandts at Tumbleweed Recreation Center. This summer, your little artist, age 3 ½ to 5, will learn and have fun as they travel through the desert drawing camels, lizards and cactus. Then off to the rainforest to discover and draw toucans and jaguars. Reveal an imaginative world to draw for your budding artist. There is a $70 resident fee ($76 nonresident) per child. Contact Mike Fenzel at 480-782-2908 for more information.
Out of Africa June 10 - 14, Full day and half day options Out of Africa is an Outdoor Nature Camp for children ages 7 to 10 hosted at the Environment Education Center. Off the coast of Africa, we find the island of Madagascar. Our steamship will transport us there and we will discover the plant and animal species of the island that are found nowhere else on Earth. There is a $116 / $53 full day / half day resident fee ($157 / $72 nonresident) per child. Contact Mike Ballard at 480-782-2895 for more information.
Stay Connected! Follow us on Instagram (@ChandlerRec) Twitter (@ChandlerRec), Facebook (Chandler Recreation) for the latest news. Check out the May / June issue of “Come Out & Play, Chandler!” on YouTube. This episode features the Chandler Aquatic Centers. You can sign up for the Chandler Recreation monthly newsletter at www.chandleraz.gov/listserv.html. For more information, call 480-782-2727.
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Neighbors Zipps brings successful concept to S. Chandler by K. M. Lang
Looking for a place to watch the big game with the kids? Or does game day provide the perfect opportunity to spend a few relaxing hours with grownups? Zipps Sports Grill, which recently opened at Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road, offers “a little bit of something for everyone,” says Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Nicole Momont. “We’ve done a very good job of keeping the restaurant separated so that the people who go there for certain reasons feel comfortable,” she explains. “We have the bar area separate from the dining area, so that if you come in with your kids to watch a game, you don’t feel like you’ve brought them to a bar. And in the same breath, if you’re 20-something, 30-something years old, and you come in with your friends and go to the bar, you don’t feel like you’re in a restaurant with kids.”
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Weddings venues as unique as brides There is no substitute for planning. Most brides want to feel like The more time you give yourself, princesses on their wedding day. the better you’ll be off on the day For that dream to be realized, of the event.” planning must go smoothly. Important to the planning is Throughout Chandler, venues finding the right venue to create offer unique experiences, from that magical memory. Various castles to majestic mountains venues around town offer distinct and lush green backdrops to sites to host weddings, and the waterfalls that make for one-ofpossibilities are only limited to the a-kind fairytale-style weddings as bride’s imagination. individualized as each bride. “We cater to whatever event Robert Harris of Chef A GoGo, is going on,” says Carrie Cathey, mychefagogo.com, offers brides events coordinator at Lone Tree some suggestions when planning Golf Club, 6262 S. Mountain Blvd., the big day. He says anytime he Chandler, overlooking the majestic starts a conversation with the San Tan Mountains. newlyweds he explains every event “We typically want it to be all begins and ends with the budget. about them and no distractions “You have to figure out what your with anyone else,” she continues. budget is and make decisions “It’s all one-on-one, personal, based on I absolutely have to have event coordinating and consulting CHEF A GOGO: Chef Robert Harris opened his this,” Harris says. “You prioritize and being with them on their day business in April 2007. “Anything that you can the things that you want in your with no other outside people think of that has food attached to it, we do.” wedding.” distracting them.” Submitted photo. Harris, who has been in the Lone Tree Golf Club offers catering business since 2007, says weddings are a big indoor and outdoor settings for hosting ceremonies and production. “It’s a lot of planning,” he explains. “If they receptions. Cathey had her own wedding at Lone Tree (brides) give themselves plenty of time, planning is key. Golf Club last year and was featured on the television By Tracy House
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Local youth comes face-to-face with subject of winning essay By Teri Carnicelli
MEET THE MEAT: Zipps Sports Grill offers nearly a dozen burger options, served with a choice of onion rings, fries or a side salad. STSN photo by Ron Lang
Zipps, open since March in a long-vacant restaurant space familiar to Arizona Avenue commuters, is the latest link in a 20-year-old chain of family-owned eateries that began with Goldie’s Sports Café in Scottsdale. Goldie’s owners, the Goldman family, have duplicated their successful concept in Zipps Sports Grill locations throughout the Valley. The Ocotillo eatery is the 10th member of the Zipps family, and three more restaurants are in the works. “When the Goldmans look for a new location, one thing that’s very important to them is finding a good neighborhood to get involved with,” says Momont, adding that the Ocotillo site “meets all the criteria. It’s a beautiful restaurant. It’s located in a great area, and it has a very strong neighborhood atmosphere.” The restaurant, within a stone’s throw of Hamilton High, has already attracted a following of sports fans, local athletic teams and, of course, families. Along with Zipps Burgers and a variety of sandwiches, salads and wings, the eatery offers a full bar and “addictive focaccias.” “Our focaccias are actually more like a wrap,” see Zipps page 48
It was the kind of event that seemed more like fate than mere coincidence. A young man writes an essay about an older man whose personal story of moral courage inspired him. His essay wins a first-place award. And at the awards reception is ... none other than the very man he wrote about. Neither knew the other would be there. It was purely coincidence that the older gentleman was invited in the first place. Or maybe it was fate. The “fateful” event took place during the AntiDefamation League Arizona Region’s Essay Award Event, held May 9 at the offices of Lewis and Roca in downtown Phoenix. Among those being honored for the ADL’s “Moral Courage” Essay Contest was Justin Zhu, who took first place in the 7th/8th Grade category. Justin is a student at Santan Junior High School, 1550 E. Chandler Heights Rd. in Chandler. His winning essay, “The Call for Courage,” reflects on the life of a Jewish Holocaust survivor named Oskar, who at age 13 was living in a Jewish ghetto and surviving on scraps scrounged from trash cans. Oskar was treated kindly by a German trash collector who gave him a loaf of bread, and later likely saved the young boy’s life when he hid Oskar inside his garbage truck after Nazi soldiers came to clean out the ghetto and take everyone to the camps. “Moral courage does not have to be a grandiose march for righteousness, but rather it could be a simple
action as sheltering a man in a garbage truck,” Justin wrote in his essay. Later Oskar would immigrate to the United States, marry an American woman and inherit her father’s
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FATEFUL MEETING: Santan Junior High student Justin Zhu is congratulated by Oskar Noble, the subject of his winning essay, “The Call for Courage,” during the Anti-Defamation League Arizona Region’s Moral Courage Essay Award Event on May 9. Photo by Teri Carnicelli
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Chandler chills out June 1
Enjoy water inflatables, live music from local bands, kid-focused games, raffles, food and drinks, cool treats, craft vendors and more at the Chandler Chill Out 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 1 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave. The free family friendly event is a “thank you” to the community for hosting a variety of downtown events. Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP) Coordinator Marnie Brookins says, “We know the community and neighborhoods have to handle many weekends of road closures and lively music from events among other things, so this event is a simple but fun way to give back to the area.” Chandler Chill Out partnered with ICAN, a nonprofit in Chandler that empowers youth to be more productive, self-confident and responsible members of the community, and the City of Chandler to provide a day of fun in the sun. Information is available at chandlerchillout.com or email@example.com.
Father’s Day at Rawhide
Honor dad at Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, with the restaurant’s 14-ounce peppercorn crusted rib eye steak meal, which includes baked potato, whole roasted garlic corn on the cob, Texas toast, house salad and cornbread muffin for $19.99 per person on Father’s Day, 5 to 9 p.m., Sun., June 16. Add an apple pie a la mode for $3 or a Beergarita for two people for $14. Regular steakhouse
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Sol Yoga meditation and Tai Chi workshops
Meditation in Motion: Kim Kubsch teaches Tai Chi and Qigong throughout Chandler. Submitted photo
Instructor Kathy Tousek will lead a meditation workshop at Sol Yoga in Chandler, 10 a.m. to noon Sat., June 8. Participants will develop skills to help or establish a daily meditation routine, learn methods to relieve stress, create a more positive energy for mindful living and learn new ways to calm their body
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and mind. Register online or at the studio. Cost for the workshop is $30. Note taking is suggested. Reduce stress, enhance your mood, clear the clutter and increase your peace of mind with Tai Chi. Certified Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner Kim Kubsch teaches Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress workshops 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thu., June 13 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., June 15 at Sol Yoga in Chandler. Based on nature and harmony, Tai Chi and Qigong can be done sitting or standing by people of any physical condition. Participants will optimize health and learn to live life in harmony with “meditation in motion,” using the gentle and easy movements of Tai ChiQigong. Kubsch will help participants explore gentle exercises to restore health and harmony to their life. Kubsch is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with a focus on “active and graceful aging” and Fall Prevention Specialist. Cost of the workshop is $20. Space is limited to 15 participants. Sol Yoga is located at 985 W. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, on the southeast corner of Alma School Road. For more information and to sign up for either workshop call 480-802-3774 or visit the website at SolYogaAZ.com.
Fulton fence patrol program Fulton Homes, in partnership with KMLE-FM and Ironman Pool Fence, is giving away one pool fence a week through Sun, Aug. 18. This is the 11th year Fulton has sponsored the free Fence Patrol program that will be awarded to 15 Valley residents. In addition to Fence Patrol, the Tempe-based homebuilder, sponsors “2 Seconds is Too Long” at Valley shopping malls as part of its water-safety related initiatives. Research indicates that there are an estimated 11 near-drowning incidents for every drowning that occurs. Eight children drowned between Memorial and Labor days last year in Arizona. “Child drownings are a harsh reality of swim season in Arizona, and we want to do everything we can to prevent a family tragedy,” says Doug Fulton, CEO
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 905 N. 54th St., Chandler, launched the WiNEPAD, a custom app on iPad that helps guests easily navigate the restaurant’s extensive wine list tableside or at the bar. The WiNEPAD is easy to use and provides label-specific tasting notes and, in some cases, the story behind the wine. Another unique element of the WiNEPAD is the ability for guests to match their mood with specific varietal categories and tastes, providing customized experience with the “What’s Your Mood” function. The WiNEPAD Mood Matcher function offers more than 10 moods with various wine selections. Other standard features include; Wine List Tab, Maeve’s Raves, Perfect Pairings, Spin the Bottle, Share This Wine, Register for “Friend of Fleming’s” and Tonight’s Feature. “For our guests, the Fleming’s WiNEPAD takes the guessing our of ordering wine,” says National Director of Wine, Maeve Pesquera, who developed the app along with the brand’s national IT Training Coordinator Craig Sheppard. Fleming’s has 65 locations around the United States; for more information, visit flemingssteakhouse.com.
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of Fulton Homes. “Fence Patrol is such a rewarding program, because we know we are making pools safer for families who really need it.” For more information about Fence Patrol call 602-452-1000 or visit fultonhomes.com. To nominate someone or be considered for a pool fence, visit KMLE1079.com and click on the Fence Patrol icon.
A “Fit Camp” fundraiser for the family of Karley Sichmeller, a local 4-year-old girl recently diagnosed with leukemia, will be held at 8 a.m. Sun., June 2 at Scott’s Training Systems, 6100 W. Gila Springs Pl., Suite 23, Chandler. The free event offers high-intensity, full-body workouts for adults from a professional certified trainer, and a fun fit camp for children, featuring an obstacle course and games. All donations received will go directly to karingforkarley.com to help Karley’s family with medical costs. To learn more, visit karingforkarley. com or scottstrainingsystems.com.
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LONE TREE GOLF CLUB: Ceremonies overlook the San Tan Mountains. Submitted photo.
show “Four Weddings.” “We got the top score for food,” she says. Melissa Madden, catering manager at Ocotillo Golf Resort, 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler, says the greenness of the property and its water features are appealing for an outdoor ceremony. In addition to a waterfall patio, Madden mentions the bridal suite is an attractive addition. Brides can get ready for the ceremony or freshen up for the reception. “If the bride needs to get away for just a few minutes it gives them that nice quiet place,” she explains. Madden says that Ocotillo Golf Resort works with what the couple is looking for. “We are as flexible as we can be,” she says. “No two weddings are alike so we don’t try to fit people into a package that might not be right for them.” Event assistant Cari Thompson of Noah’s, 2100 E. Yeager Dr., Chandler, says her venue has five different rooms from which to choose.
“We are very customizable,” Thompson explains. “We try to help brides plan and have the wedding that they actually want within their budget.” Among the distinctive features available at Noah’s is the multipurpose room. “Our game room is very popular,” Thompson says. “We have a game room with pool, ping pong and shuffleboard and it generally gets used as a groom’s room.” In addition, Thompson mentions, “In our main hall we have a very unique ceiling and it has ceiling grids.” The ceiling can be lowered, re-decorated and put back up for each event. Distinguished among Chandler venues is The Castle at Ashley Manor,
BEAUTIFUL BACKDROPS: Ceremonies on the lawn at Ocotillo Golf Resort are adjacent to the scenic water backdrop. Submitted photo.
1300 S. Price Rd. Olivia Eldridge, event coordinator, says, “Every wedding is so different, so we really enjoy accommodating each bride.” Besides the castle setting, Eldridge says, “Whatever the bride can dream up,
GROOM’S ROOM: A place for the groom or other guests to enjoy at Noah’s. Submitted photo.
we’re willing to work with them to make it happen.” That may include a fireworks show, limousine service or a grand piano. Every bride is different in what she cares about, and finding the right venue, florist, photographer or DJ can be overwhelming. The Chandler Gilbert Bridal Show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., June 22, provides an intimate setting at Noah’s where 40 local bridal vendors from all aspects of a wedding come together. “This is a smaller show where you can actually enjoy the experience of planning your wedding, relax a little bit and take your time talking to people and not feel rushed,” says Jackie Alvarado, marketing representative for Chandler Gilbert Bridal Show. “It’s a good timesaver to get things done in one day.” Alvarado mentions, “The most important thing in planning the wedding is finding the venue and setting the date
and then things fall into place from there.” Each bride at the event will receive a bag with coupons for vendors and a copy of Phoenix Bride & Groom Magazine. Tickets for the event are available online at chandlergilbertbridalshow.com or at the door, $8 per ticket, four for $25 and six for $30. “You have to have a really good working relationship with the person you’re dealing with,” Harris offers when planning and choosing a venue. “You have to have a comfort zone.”
CASTLE CHIC: The Castle at Ashley Manor opened in 2006 and hosts 150 to 200 weddings a year. Submitted photo.
Tracy House is a freelance writer living in Ironwood Vistas with her husband and four children. She can be reached at Tracy@SanTanSun.com.
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GAME DAY DESTINATION: Zipps Sports Grill is serving sports fans and families alike at Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road—the restaurant chain’s 10th Valley location. STSN photo by Ron Lang
days a week from 11 a.m. till 2 a.m. For information, call 480-398-1776 or visit zippssportsgrills.com. K.M. Lang lives and writes in Sun Groves. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Momont explains. “They’re a little thicker and more moist than a pita, and they’re served warm. Our most popular is our Monaco, which is grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese and ranch dressing, served with a side of sweet jalapeno dressing.” The restaurant boasts more than 30 TVs and a 100-inch “TV wall,” and when televised games are sparse, guests 21 and older can create their own competitive fun with Zipps’ pool tables, shuffleboard and Golden Tee. “All of our restaurants have those amenities, so when there isn’t a game, there is definitely stuff for everyone to partake in,” says Momont, adding that the atmosphere at Zipps is designed to bring neighbors together. “We want you coming in and actually socializing with the other guests. I mean, these are the people who you live with, who your kids go to school with. We have a lot of people who come in by themselves, and the next thing you know, everybody’s friends.” Zipps Sports Grill at 4060 S. Arizona Ave. is open seven
neighborhood grocery store in Florida. According to Justin, Oskar “was appalled at what was then racial discrimination of African Americans in his community.” He quoted Oskar as saying, “This time not religion, but color of skin. Yet it was discrimination all the same.” Oskar made every effort to treat his AfricanAmerican customers with dignity and respect, and he became the first business owner in the area to employ African Americans. “Many people scorned Oskar, but Oskar did not care because it was the right thing to do,” Justin wrote. In closing, Justin noted that, “In his final remark, Oskar said to me, ‘Do what is right.’ I take that saying into my heart to this very day. … I have learned that moral courage comes not from others, but from within.” Justin read his winning essay in its entirety to the 70plus people gathered at the awards event. Afterward, Melissa Medvin, associate director of education for ADL’s Arizona Region, shared a story of her own. She was at Dobson High School for a Holocaust Awareness Event. One of the guest speakers was a man named Oskar Noble. “As a survivor, I thought he might be interested in attending the reception to hear the kids read their moral courage essays,” Medvin explains. “He accepted my invitation. I then went home and in the afternoon called Justin to tell him he won the essay contest. Prior to calling him, I reviewed his essay. Imagine my surprise when I read about a man named Oskar!” Only then did Medvin put two and two together. Oskar Noble, the subject of Justin’s essay, sat next to the young man during the awards ceremony. They were both beaming from ear to ear. Noble said he was very impressed not only with the essay, but with Justin himself, and was humbled that Justin had found inspiration in his own life’s story. To read all of Justin’s winning essay, visit mie. azcentral.com.
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Summer reading programs The Chandler Public Library invites the community to participate in the 2013 Summer Reading Program at all four of the Chandler Library branches through Sat., July 27. Sponsored in part by Chipotle Mexican Grill, the program is designed to motivate families, pre-readers, children and teens to read for pleasure, develop positive attitudes about reading and books, maintain children’s reading skills during the summer and develop regular use and visits to the library. The program is divided into four age groups with themes: “Dig into Reading” for pre-readers ages birth to 5 years old; “Dig into Reading” for kids ages 5 to 11 years old; “Beneath the Surface” for teens ages 12 to 18 years old; and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults ages 18 and older. Register online through the events calendar or at any of the four Chandler Library locations: Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St., open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Hamilton Library, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., open 7:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; and Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Rd., open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Participants keep track of their reading by number of pages read, amount of time reading or by number of books read, to earn incentives for reading such as free burritos, stickers or book vouchers. Participating teens will also have a chance to win a MacBook, iPad, iPod Shuffle or Ear Candy earbuds. Prizes will be awarded Fri., June 7 through Sun., Aug. 4 at participating locations. Each branch has a variety of scheduled events and activities during the summer program, including making candy sushi; silk screen t-shirt printing; a Richard Steele magic show; Arizona Rick, the Magical Balloon Making Cowboy; and a yo-yo class with Tyler Severance. For more information and holiday hours go to chandlerlibrary.org or call 480-782-2800.
Arizona mystery writer, Betty Webb, will be discussing how social concerns and mass behaviors are addressed and explored in her Lena Jones mysteries. Webb will also discuss the impacts of her “Zoo” mysteries. Discussions will be held 6:30 p.m. Wed., June 5 at the Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St.; 1:30 p.m. Sun., June 9 at the Sunset Library, 4830 W. Ray Rd.; and 11 a.m. Mon., June 17 at the Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr. Webb’s books will be available for purchase and the author will be available to sign books at the conclusion of the event.
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Improve reading skills in Chandler, Mesa
Arizona State University Online and Extended Campus in Chandler and Mesa is offering summer reading skills programs beginning Mon., June 3. Programs are taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development and will focus on improving reading comprehension or fluency for area residents ages 4 to adult. Older students and adult programs aim at improving vocabulary and speed reading, comprehension and study skills. Younger students’ programs will focus on building comprehension and teaching phonics and fluency skills. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. To sign up call 888-201-2448 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.
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Dr. Shane Blacker of Chandler is hosting a pool party including pizza and activities for the Blacker orthodontic family from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., June 8 at Hamilton Aquatic Center, 3838 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. A party at FlipSide in Gilbert will be awarded to the patient who brings the most friends to the pool party. Blacker Orthodontics has locations at 3200 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 201, Chandler and 6200 S. McClintock, Suite 101, Tempe. For more information or to RSVP call 480-839-6262 or email email@example.com.
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NYPD serves up summer menu NYPD Pizza is serving up “Mama’s” homemade meatball pizza, the “Pleased to Meet Ya Pizza” as part of its summer seasonal menu. “Our homemade meatballs are so delicious, I felt like I owed it to our guests to find new ways to enjoy them,” says Rich Stark, CEO of NYPD Pizza. The locally owned and operated restaurant is bringing back, for a second season, its “Strawberry Fields Forever Salad.” Serving the Valley for more than 17 years, NYPD was named “Best Italian” at TASTE Chandler’s Culinary Festival 2011. Visit its locations at 2580 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler, or 2743 S. Market St., Suite 101, Gilbert. For more information, go to aznypdpizza.com. PLEASED TO MEET YA PIZZA: Hearty meatball slices, crisp white onions and fresh oregano on a crispy crust with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Submitted photo STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER SALAD: A mix of spring greens, strawberries, Fuji apples, Gorgonzola cheese, sliced almonds and low fat Zinfandel vinaigrette. Submitted photo
A free presentation by Chandler Physical Therapy and The Neuromuscular Studio will show how these therapies can be used to target myofascial tissue to relieve low back pain. The presentation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., June 22 at Chandler Physical Therapy, 5590 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 4, Chandler.
The seminar will include information about anatomy, causes of low back pain, movement screenings, dry needling demonstrations and sample stretches and exercises. To register for this free class, call Chandler Physical Therapy at 480-786-4969.
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Anytime Fitness, 3990 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 1, Chandler, is offering a free, 14-day membership to get people started on the fitness track this summer. A recent survey of 1,000 adults commissioned by Anytime Fitness found that 76% of survey participants feel the same or worse about their bodies this year compared to last year. The survey also found that more than a third, 34.6%, of all respondents said that their fitness level, or lack thereof,
prevents them from enjoying summer activities to the fullest and more than half, 53.4%, of survey respondents dress in a way to “compensate for certain areas” or “cover up everything they can.” “We want Americans to enjoy life to the fullest,” says Michael Villanueva, gym manager. “Life is too short to be embarrassed about your body.” Anytime Fitness is open 24 hours a day, year round. For more information, call 480-855-5510, email chandleraz@anytimefitness. com or visit anytimefitness.com.
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QUICK PIC: Desert wildlife abounds in the lower Sonoran Desert. See wildlife exhibits and the tortoise habitat at the visitor center of San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Submitted photo
Mountain bike, eat desert foods, learn about monsoons or spy night animals in the desert at San Tan Mountain Regional Park during their Wet ’n’ Wild promotion through July. Attendees in “Country Parks are Getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this summer” programs qualify for a family four-pack of Wet ’n’ Wild Water Park tickets valued at $120. Qualifying Wet ‘n’ Wild Programs include: San Tan Shredders Sunset Ride, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 7: join an exciting new mountain bike meet up group, learn new skills, meet local riders, exercise and have fun; Desert Edibles, 10 to 11 a.m. Sat., June 15: learn what’s edible and what’s not in the desert; All About Monsoons, 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., June 15: learn about the summer heat and haboobs of the Sonoran Desert Monsoon in the nature center; Stories of the Sky, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 21: take a night hike and uncover the stories and myths of past cultures exploring constellations, planets and stars of the night sky; and Animal Spotlighting Adventure, 8 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 28: venture into the Sonoran Desert to catch a glimpse of animals at night. Other programs offered at San Tan Mountain Regional Park are: Creature Feature, noon to 2 p.m. Sat., June 1: enjoy a movie in the air-conditioned nature center; Fitness Hike, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Wed., June 5: hike through the park on a 2.2-mile fitness hike while learning to recognize heat distress signals, part of a hiking series offered on select Fridays each month that will feature a new fitness fact topic for each hike; Snake Feeding, 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., June 8: feed venomous creatures and snakes; Scorpion Scavenger Hunt, 8 to 9 p.m. Sat., June 8: use a black light on a 1-mile hike exploring the desert wildlife; Movie Madness, 10 a.m. to noon Wed., June 19: relax in the air-conditioned nature center and enjoy a movie; Birding Adventure, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thu., June 20: hike through the park to learn birding skills from local experts; Venomous Creatures and Snake Feeding, 3 to 4 p.m. Sat., June 22: this event may not be suitable for all ages and will feature snakes and Gila monsters feeding; Sunset and Full Moon Hike, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sat., June 22: experience a 2.2-mile hike through the Sonoran Desert with a full moon to illuminate your night; All About Scorpions, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 29: listen to a presentation about scorpions and prepare for the Scorpion Scavenger Hunt, 8 to 9 p.m., Sat., June 29: explore the desert at night in search of these eight-legged creatures. San Tan Mountain Regional Park is located at 6533 W. Phillips Rd., Queen Creek. Check out the website at maricopa.gov/parks/santan or call 480-655-5554 for more information on upcoming events.
PHOTO OP: San Tan Mountain Regional Park’s 10,000 acres provide a perfect backdrop for photos. Submitted photo
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“Arizona Way Out West & Witty,” by Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley, was chosen as one of “52 Great Reads” by the Library of Congress. Representing the literary heritage of Arizona, “Arizona Way Out West & Witty” will be distributed by the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book at the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in September. “We were just ecstatic when we got the news from our publisher, Linda R. Radke, president of Five Star Productions,” says Exley. “To be selected by such a prestigious organization as the book to read this year if you want to learn about Arizona’s history is an incredible honor.” The book has gross, interesting and wacky facts and stories about the state, games, recipes and crafts. Additional information about the book, its authors and its sister publications, “Arizona Way Out West & Wacky” and “Color Me Arizona!” is posted at AZWOWW.com. A complete list of the “52 Great Reads” is available at loc.gov/ bookfest/kids-teachers/educators/ greatreads.html.
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3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 480-398-3008, chompies.com Here’s the deal: All day Tuesday, children 10 and younger receive one free item from the Kids Meal menu with adult meal purchase of $8 or more. Dine in only. 2895 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 5, Chandler 480-722-0644, dillysdeli.com Here’s the deal: On weekends, get one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased for $4.79 or more.
El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina Apple Dumpling Café
3076 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Suite 101, Gilbert 480-279-3879, AppleDumplingCafe.com Here’s the deal: On Mondays, for every adult meal purchased, one child 12 years and younger can eat free.
2950 E. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-802-5770, epchandler.com Here’s the deal: Wednesday kids 12 and younger eat free with paid adult.
4991 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 480-609-0007 Here’s the deal: Every day, kids wearing a sports or scouts uniform receive 50% off frozen yogurt and 50 cent all beef hot dogs. 1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-857-2860, pittsburghwillys.com Here’s the deal: Every day except Sunday breakfast, kids younger than 10 eat free with each paying adult. Additional kids eat for 50% off; Wee Willy menu only.
1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-245-6503, planetsub.com Here’s the deal: Monday kids eat free with paid adult.
5070 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 400, Chandler 480-802-9070, thecovegrill.com Here’s the deal: Tuesday kids younger than 12 receive one free meal per adult entrée purchased.
The Sushi Room
2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler 480-821-9000, sushiroomaz.com Here’s the deal: Sunday Funday means kids 12 and younger eat free, two kids per paying adult.
Uncle Bear’s Grill & Bar
4850 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler 480-883-1356, fatwillysaz.com/Chandler Here’s the deal: From 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, dine in and get a free kids meal with every adult entrée purchased. Little Leaguers menu only, 12 and younger.
1980 W. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-722-1555, unclebearsgrillandbar.com Here’s the deal: Wednesday kids eat free with each full price entrée purchased.
Whiskey Rose Bar and Grill
135 W. Ocotillo Rd. Chandler 480-895-ROSE (7673) whiskeyrosesaloon.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree and kids drink.
Where kids eat free The SanTan Sun News now has a regular “Where kids eat free” section. Restaurant owners, please email us details such as days of the week kids can eat free at your establishment, and what conditions apply, such as purchase of an adult meal, certain hours, etc., Include your restaurant name, address, phone and website and a contact name for verification. Readers, if you know of a location that has a kids-eat-free program, email us with the restaurant name, a phone and / or email for confirmation and details. Email information to KidsEatFree@santansun.com.
2980 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 480-792-6965, SidelinesAZ.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free from kids menu after 4 p.m. Thursdays with adult entree. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.
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Is your world spinning out of control?
by Lynne Hartke
When I was a girl, playgrounds consisted of at least one slide, a set of swings and a merry-go-round— not a carousel with circled horses—a round piece of metal with bars for gripping with whitened knuckles as you hung on for dear life. A piece of equipment that the older boys—including my brother—would push the younger riders around and around, faster and faster until the entire world was spinning. The fun usually ended when somebody threw up. It was great. As I got older, my fun became more sophisticated and I tried to
avoid the nausea and upset stomach of a spinning world. I preferred to have my feet firmly planted on the ground. Recently I got an email from a friend, “Please pray for me. The cancer is back. It’s so scary.” My world tilted. I found myself face to face with the reminder that I am not in charge of the universe. Mark Batterson, in “Wild Goose Chase,” writes about God being in control, even when we forget that he is. “Before the day is done,” he writes, “you will have traveled 1.3 million
Spiritual Reflections Share your spiritual reflections... The spiritual leaders of SanTan Sun area churches, temples, mosques and other religious and spiritual gathering places are invited to contribute their Spiritual Reflections in essay format by sending their thoughts, enlightening insights and other writings of a spiritual nature to News@ SanTanSun.com. Be certain to put “Spiritual Reflections submission” in the subject line, and keep your articles around 200-300 words, or they may be edited for length. Include your first and last name, title and facility name, address, phone number and website. Spiritual Reflections are printed on a space-available basis, and submission does not guarantee print. The opinions represented in this column are those of the author and not that of the SanTan Sun News.
miles in your annual trek around the sun.... If God can keep the planets in orbit, don’t you think He can reorder your life when you feel like it’s spinning out of control?” Colossians 1:16-17 states, “Christ himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t....He was before all else began and it is his power that holds everything together.” Planets. Galaxies. Sun, moon and stars. My life. Your life. He holds everything together. Maybe I’ll climb back on the merry-go-round and take another spin. Lynne Hartke is the wife of Pastor Kevin Hartke of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Chandler, 50 S. McQueen Rd. She blogs at lynnehartke.com. For information, visit tcfchandler.org or call 480-963-7698.
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CCC’s pastor ready for another 25 years Celebration of the 25th year in ministry of Pastor Roger and Nancy Storms at Chandler Christian Church brought a flood of emotions following a weekend of activities that included Mayor Jay Tibshraeny presenting a proclamation declaring “Pastor Roger Storms Day” in the City of Chandler. “There were many personal and video tributes, many, many cards and notes, the photo memory book, the wonderful donation of $30,000-plus to continue the Jeremy Storms Memorial Foundation, my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren’s special song, ‘In Christ Alone.’ It has been wonderful,” Storms says. “Please accept Nancy’s and my gratitude for allowing us to serve with you for these past 25 years and for the incredible celebration of that milestone. If you wanted us to feel your love and appreciation, job well done. So, on we go, continuing the challenging and rewarding mission God has given CCC. We love you and look forward to our continued years of service together,” he adds.
Other CCC events
A singles activity at the botanical gardens’ spring concert, featuring Sonoran Jazz, is set for Fri., June 7. RSVP by email to email@example.com. If you are engaged or thinking about it, the pre-marital class, “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts,” offers tools to help going from being single to being married. The class begins 11:15 a.m. Sun., June 9. For more information, visit chandlercc.org/ premarital-spring-2013. A Family Dedication for families with children 2 years and younger is June 15-16. For more information, visit chandlercc.org/familydedication-june-15-16.
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Hear Celtic music in church Chandler church gears Learn about Jewish farmers up for summer
CELTIC SONGS: The Black Velvet Band performs during morning worship at 11:15 a.m. June 2 at Sun Lakes Chapel. Submitted photo
Worship with the sounds of Celtic music when Black Velvet Band performs at morning worship, 11:15 a.m. Sun., June 2 at Sun Lakes Chapel, 9240 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes. Band members are Barb Beringer, a retired birthing nurse whose parents were singers; Joe Beringer, a former technology teacher, musician and carpenter; Jane Hilton, who has studied violin in the United States, Scotland and Ireland; Kathy Kennard, a sales manager with a
musical theater background and versatility on the mandolin and guitar; Cathy Vaughn, a former music director who spends her days now as a substitute teacher with Tempe Elementary School District and Sandy Voris, who plays the tin whistle, flute and bagpipes. Parking is available across the street in the Sun Lakes Country Club lot. For more information, call 480-895-6317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of programs for all ages is on the agenda this summer at Chandler Christian Church, 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler. Vacation Bible Schools for children in pre-K through sixth grade run June 2 through 5. For more information or to sign up, visit chandlercc.org/vbs. A Super Senior Seminar focuses on memory loss at 11 a.m. Mon., June 10. Visit chandlercc.org/super-seniorjune13 to learn more. Parents can learn how to have healthy, respectful relationships with their kids at Becoming a Love and Logic Parent sessions at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit chandlercc.org/love-logic-2013 for more information. Several Life Groups begin this summer. To learn more, visit CCC’s online group finder at chandlercc.ccbchurch. com/w_group_list.php. For more information about Chandler Christian Church and its various programs, visit chandlercc. org or “like” it on Facebook at facebook.com/ chandlerchristianchurch.
A free screening of the documentary, “The Land Was Theirs: Jewish Farmers in the Garden State,” is 7 p.m. Tue., June 18 at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Between 1880 and the World War II, tens of thousands of Jews set up farms in southern and central New Jersey. They lived in tight-knit communities based on ethnic identity and often ideology. The documentary focuses on one such community in Farmingdale, N.J. RSVP by calling 602-241-7870 or email email@example.com.
Have ice cream and register Join friends for ice cream and fun at 5 p.m. Sun., June 2 to register for “Surfin’ Through the Scriptures” Vacation Bible School at Chandler Presbyterian Church, 1500 W. Germann Rd., Chandler. VBS will be held 9 a.m. to noon Mon., June 3 to Fri., June 7. Cost is $20 per person, which includes a T-shirt. A family’s cost is capped at $50. For more information, visit chandlerpres.org.
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Call ahead to confirm information, as details occasionally change after print. If you have a recurring monthly support group or meeting you would like listed in Spiritual Connections, email complete details to News@SanTanSun.com. The Big D 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays This program is designed to encourage and empower teens to deal with their feelings and the challenges raised during the divorce or separation of their parents. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 739 W. Erie St., Chandler Info: 480-963-4127, htlutheran.com Celebrate Recovery 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Join in fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and Eight Recovery Principles. The group addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by meetings at 6:30 p.m. Free childcare for children ages 12 and younger. CrossRoads Nazarene Church, Ministry Center Rooms 101-103 2950 W. Ray Rd., Chandler Info: 480-722-0700, crnaz.com Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m. Fridays For those with chemical dependencies or other issues. Dinner followed by meetings at 7 p.m. Dinner: $3 adult, $1 child. Free childcare for children ages 12 and younger. Chandler Christian Church, Room B200 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: 480-963-3997, chandlercc.org Christian Business Networking, Tri-City Chapter – Chandler, Tempe, Mesa 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Crackers & Co. Café 535 W. Iron Ave., Mesa Info: Maia, 480-425-0624, christianbusinessnetworking.com Christian Business Networking, Chandler Bi-Monthly Chapter 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Chandler Christian Church, Room B202 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Maia, 480-425-0624, christianbusinessnetworking.com Christian Business Networking, East Valley Chapter 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Mission Church Seminar Room 4450 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert Info: Maia, 480-425-0624, christianbusinessnetworking.com
DivorceCare for Adults 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 739 W. Erie St., Chandler Info: 480-963-4127, htlutheran.com DivorceCare for Kids 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 739 W. Erie St., Chandler Info: 480-963-4127, htlutheran.com East Valley JCC Parent & Child Playgroup 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays Playgroup for parents with children ages 12 months to 2-1/2 years old. East Valley JCC 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Emily Malin, 480-897-0588, maline@ evjcc.org East Valley Jewish Couples Club Offers once-a-month social activities such as dining, movies, plays, etc. for Jewish couples in the 45- to 65-year-old age range. Info: Melissa, 480-785-0744, beadlover@ cox.net Forever Marriage Ministries, Wives Standing for Marriage Restoration Support Group 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays Support group of wives committed to marriage no matter the circumstances, offering hope, encouragement, biblical truths, fellowship and prayers, to stand together for the restoration of marriage. Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant, Private Patio Room 959 N. Val Vista Rd., Gilbert Info: Lisa 602-377-8847, Marriage@ lisacmyers.com, lisacmyers.com
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Grief Care 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays A place to come share your feelings or just listen to others as we try to navigate through our grief. You don’t have to do it alone. Epiphany Lutheran Church, south campus old church building 800 W. Ray Rd., Room 325, Chandler, a quarter mile south of Alma School Road on the north side of Ray Road. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org H.O.P.E. – Help Overcoming Painful Experiences 7 p.m. Tuesdays Free weekly small-group sessions helping people overcome emotional pain caused by divorce, grief, addictions and more; free childcare for children ages 10 and younger. Desert Springs Church, Room 106 19620 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler Info: email@example.com, helpovercomingpainfulexperiences.org Jewish Women International, Avodah Chapter 1581 Monthly luncheon Iguana Mack’s 1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler RSVP: 480-802-9304, 480-655-8812 JumpStart 11:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays JumpStart is a sidewalk Sunday school community outreach program serving “some of the poorest neighborhoods” in Chandler, offering snacks, games and teachings about Jesus to area children. Participants meet at Faith Family Church 11530 E. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler Info: Joanne Sweeney, 480-539-8933
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – Chandler Chapter 10 a.m.-noon first and third Wednesday of each month Faith-based “Caring Connection” for those who have loved ones with a mental illness, i.e., schizophrenia, depression, bipolar or anxiety disorder. Find support and share experiences with others. Risen Savior Lutheran Church 23914 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Joan, 480-883-8871 Revive, Rebuild and Re-Engage 9:45 a.m. Sundays Class helps struggling couples to cope with marital issues and build their relationships with Christ. Chandler Christian Church 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info and registration: chandlercc.org Rosary Prayer 3 p.m. second Friday of each month St. Steven’s Catholic Church 24827 S. Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes Info: 480-895-9266 Spiritual Chat 7-8 p.m. second Thursday of each month Spiritual topics such as awareness, lucid dreaming, near-death experiences, outof-body experiences, past lives, living gracefully, reincarnation, karma and divine guidance are discussed during Arizona Satsang Society’s Spiritual Chat sessions. Unity Church of Divine Love 325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-300-4949
Kid’s Sunday School 10-11 a.m. Sundays Unity of Chandler 325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler Info: 480-792-1800, unityofchandler.org
Lift Your Spirit 10 a.m. Sundays Forever Marriage Ministries, God Honoring Hear inspirational messages and music. Wives Support Group Unity of Chandler 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays 325 N. Austin Dr., Suite 4, Chandler Support group of women who believe in Info: 480-792-1800, unityofchandler.org the sanctity of marriage, offering teachings, Moms in Prayer International sharing, fellowship and prayers. A group of mothers who meet one hour Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant, Private Patio each week to intercede for their children Room and schools through prayer. 959 N. Val Vista Rd., Gilbert Info: Liane Wright, 480-699-7887, www. Info: Lisa 602-377-8847, Marriage@ momsinprayer.org lisacmyers.com, lisacmyers.com GriefShare 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays A seminar / support group geared toward adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 739 W. Erie St., Chandler Info: 480-963-4127, htlutheran.com
Monthly Women’s Fellowship 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month The monthly fellowship Bible study of the East Valley Chapter of Christian Women’s Devotional Alliance “ministers to women’s spiritual, emotional and physical needs.” Best Western-Mezona 250 W. Main St., Mesa Info: 480-232-3773
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Copperstar theater feeling ‘blessed’ after September 2012 fire
CELEBRATING SEUSS: Copperstar Repertory Co. performed “Seussical” in 2011 at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts. Submitted photo By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
The last 12 months have been bittersweet for the founders of Chandler-based Copperstar Repertory Co. On Sept. 4, 2012, a fire ripped through the home of Mary-Jo and Dave Okawa, destroying the company’s scene and costume shops as well as offices. Also lost in the fire were all of Copperstar’s tools, building materials, many props, fabric, trims and costumes, sewing machines and other equipment necessary to stage musical theater. But Mary-Jo Okawa, the founder and artistic director, says if it wasn’t for the love of the community—both the Copperstar family and area residents—her family wouldn’t have been able to make it through. “Honestly, we were blessed to keep moving forward,” Okawa says.
“If we were to sit still and think about it too long too, it would be devastating. It’s still pretty devastating. We’re still not back in our house. We don’t know if anything was able to be saved.” Copperstar Repertory Co. “really saved us,” she says. The Okawas, whose children are also involved in the theater, just kept moving forward. “We had to do ‘Wizard of Oz’ immediately afterward,” she says. “It was the first night of rehearsals that the house burned down. We kept going. It helps us because that’s really our family; our community is Copperstar.” Now Okawa says she feels that Copperstar is on the cusp of something big. “Things are really starting to move for us,” she says. “It’s hard to start any nonprofit or any business, really, but in a down economy like in 2008, it was difficult. It’s been an uphill battle. “I really feel like we’re turning a corner and things are really changing for us.” Earlier this year, Copperstar was nominated for a Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education, Organization, along with the Phoenix Symphony, OpendanceAZ in Phoenix, UAPresents in Tucson and other groups. It also received a “really substantial” grant from the Arizona Community Foundation for its summer programs, Okawa says. Copperstar’s summer camp programs begin June 3 and they are open to children throughout the Valley. There are three sessions: June 3-14, June 17-28 and July 8-19. For more information, visit copperstarcamps.com or call 480-699-1655. The participating students will perform “Honk Jr. (The Ugly Duckling Musical)” on June 13; “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” on June 28 and “Disney’s High School Musical Jr.” on July 18. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. This fall, Copperstar is also preparing to enter its
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Recitals performed on professional stage After months of hard work, sweat—and probably a few blisters—dance students from around the East Valley will perform their best on a professional stage as the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., hosts the dance recitals for Tempe Dance Academy and Tempe Dance West. Tempe Dance Academy’s “Broadway Bound” Dance recital will take place 7 p.m. Sat., June 15. The Tempe Dance Academy has achieved an excellent reputation in the dance world because of its stress on excellence in dance education and the dedication of the teaching faculty. Come see their hard work pay off. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for ages 12 and younger. Tempe Dance West hosts its annual recital at the CCA 7 p.m. Thu., June 20, celebrating the success of Tempe Dance West’s students with a presentation for family and friends, featuring special guest Tempe Dance Company. Tickets are $14 and $16.
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Chorus, quartet hold spring concert The chorus will be joined by guests from the Mill Street Singers, who will add a jazzy version of “Blue Skies,” and the Harmony Rain quartet will provide some of its a cappella harmonies. Tickets are $10 general admission. For more information, call 480-350-2822 or go to tca. ticketforce.com.
The 100-member Tempe Community Chorus sings a varied repertoire of favorite musical numbers—from Broadway, to pop, to jazz—along with its popular kazoo superhero number during the Spring Song Fun Fest Concert, 4 to 5 p.m. Sun., June 2 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe.
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Marilyn Bostic’s Ballet Centre will present “Dancing Through the Decades,” 7 p.m. Thu., June 13. This year the show will feature dancers from ages 3 to adult, dancing to music from the 1940s to the present. The show includes all types of dance, from classical ballet to tap dancing, and modern hip hop to jazz. Tickets are $17 general admission.
Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo’s “Tabatha Takes Over,” is bringing her signature style of straight talk and respected business expertise to the Mesa Arts Center (MAC), One E. Main St. in Mesa, 7:30 p.m. Sun., June 9. Coffey, who has traveled the country helping business owners succeed, will challenge audience members to achieve greatness, help them analyze their successes and failures and leave the show enabled to use the skills learned in their personal and professional lives. “I am excited to have an opportunity to personally connect with more people and to encourage everyone to always strive for
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Wagner Dance and Music offers “A Dancer’s Dream,” featuring the story of a dad and his daughter hoping to make it big in New York City, 7 p.m. Sat., June 22. The show features an eclectic repertoire of works by the world’s up-andcoming choreographers. Tickets are $14 and $16. For more information or tickets to any of the above shows, call the CCA box office at 480-782-2680 or go to chandlercenter.org.
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Get out of the heat as the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT) presents two summer productions in June at the theater, 5051 E Elliot Rd. in Phoenix. Both shows feature middle and high school students from Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding communities. The summer production season kicks off with the high school version of “Legally Blonde,” June 14 through 16. The blonde and beautiful Elle Woods has the world on a string until her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her. A demolished-turned-determined Elle emerges on a mission, and follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Next up is the ever-popular Disney “High School Musical,” June 27 through 30. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, as well as 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 general admission for both shows and are available at seatyourself.biz. For additional details see azact.org or call 480-705-9319.
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CURSED SHOW: The drama is crazier behind the curtain than on stage in Mesa Encore Theatre’s production of “Noises Off,” featuring, from left: Matthew Crosby, Glenn Parker, Kristina Rogers, Rob Stuart, Rick Davis, Melissa Powers, Barbara McBain and Lizzie Baggleman. Photo Credit: Rob Turchick-YipDog Studios
“Noises Off,” a hilarious backstage glimpse into the absurdities that ensue when anything and everything goes completely wacko during the production of a play, continues at the Mesa Arts Center (MAC), One E. Main St. in Mesa, through June 16. Directed by Patrick McChesney and produced by Diane Senffner of the Mesa Encore Theatre, the inane storyline unfolds during the slapstick bumbling
stumbles of dress rehearsal to the disastrous opening night of the bedroom sex farce, “Nothing On.” The on- and off-stage antics of the frenetic characters spotlight that sometimes the back view is even more ludicrous than the epic fails that unfold from the front. “Noises Off” is a Michael Frayn modern comic masterpiece that chronicles the rehearsal and touring of a tattered group of actors and
their behind-the-scenes mishaps, with their flubbed lines, whiskey-swilling characters, missed cues, slammed doors and cumbersome props–including several plates of sardines. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students, teachers and seniors. Tickets on show day are $2 more. Call 480-644-6500 or visit MesaArtsCenter.com to purchase advance tickets.
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Proving that a great show is always in fashion, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” with its rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, comes to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA), 7380 E. 2nd St., June 4 through 16. This intimate collection WELLS SPOKEN: Actress Dawn Wells, of stories by Nora Ephron best known for her role as Maryann and Delia Ephron is based on “Gilligan’s Island,” is one of the on the bestseller by Ilene five-member cast of Nora and Delia Beckerman, as well as Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I on the recollections of Wore,” on stage at the Scottsdale the Ephrons’ friends. Like Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) the popular book, the June 4-16. Photo courtesy of the SCPA show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theater experiences. The cast features Dee Hoty from Broadway’s “Mamma Mia!”, Sabrina LeBeauf from TV’s “The Cosby Show,” Amanda Setton from “The Mindy Project,” Zuzanna Szadkowski from the show “Gossip Girl,” and Dawn Wells from “Gilligan’s Island.” Tickets are $29 to $59 plus fees. A special Social Media Night will take place 7:30 p.m. Thu., June 6, when audience members may live-tweet and enjoy a one-night-only Q&A session with the cast. Special seating will be required to live-tweet during the show. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) or visit the Patron Services Box Office for more information.
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New bull riding event coming to the valley Scottsdale showdown brings adrenaline rush and raises funds this fall Some of country music’s hottest superstars are slated to perform as part of the Scottsdale Showdown, hosted by the Scottsdale Charros, on Sat., Oct. 19, at WestWorld. Few details have been revealed as of yet for the event. However, the inaugural event is action packed with a two-hour Championship Bull Riding (CBR) show featuring the best bulls and riders, followed by a star-studded concert by country music acts. Participating bands will be announced soon. The Scottsdale Charros, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in Scottsdale, were chosen by CBR to host this nationally televised event because of their western heritage and long-standing commitment to the community. The event will be one of the largest all-star bull riding events in the Southwest. Tickets for the Scottsdale Showdown, a 21 and over event, will go on sale in July. For more information, visit scottsdaleshowdown.com or facebook.com/ ScottsdaleShowdown.
Dixie Band jazzes up summer The Arizona Classic Jazz Society presents the Dan Reed Dixie Band, featuring trumpet player Dan Reed, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 23 at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, One San Marcos Pl., Chandler. Reed was born and raised in St. Louis and is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in music performance. He performed on Princess Cruises for 18 years and worked as musical director for both Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruises. Reed lives
in Arizona, conducting and coaching bands, giving private lessons and playing as the featured musician in several bands. Cost is $10 for ACJS members or $15 for nonmembers; guests who become members on June 23 get in free. A yearly ACJS membership is $35 per couple or $25 per single. For more information, visit azclassicjazz.org or call 480-620-3941.
On stage Venue index ASUG – ASU Gammage 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe Tickets: 480-965-3434, asugammage.com CSCC – The Comedy Spot Comedy Club 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale Info: 480-945-4422, thecomedyspot.net DCPL — Downtown Chandler Public Library 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler Info: 480-782-2800, chandlerlibrary.org DST – Desert Stages Theatre AC – Actor’s Café CC – Children’s Theatre 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Tickets: 480-483-1664, DesertStages.org HCT – Hale Centre Theatre 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert Info: 480-497-1181, haletheatrearizona.com HTC – Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix Tickets: 602-254-7399, herbergertheater.org IMPROV – Tempe Improv 930 E. University Dr., Tempe Info: 480-921-9877, tempeimprov.com
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On stage “Cheaters,” through June 16, PCA. Pieces fall uproariously out of place when a young couple decides it’s time to settle down and “meet the parents.” Suddenly, it’s every man for himself in this wild, rollicking look at love and romance. Presented by the Carefree Theatre Company. “Damn Yankees,” through June 29, HCT. The musical retelling of the Faust tale, set in the 1950s when the New York Yankees dominated baseball. A middle-aged, long-suffering fan of the pathetic Washington Senators trades his soul to the devil, becoming young Joe Hardy, the powerful hitter who can lead the Senators to victory. “Pirates of the Scaribbean,” through June 8, SSP. Hit the high seas with this pirate comedy, full of romance, nutty characters and a huge dose of misadventure. Shows are Wednesdays through Saturdays. “Decision Portraits,” through July 26, VG. A new exhibit by multimedia artist Susan Lenz featuring images and messages on uniquely crafted art quilts based on major life-altering decisions made by various people from a wide range of differing and diverse situations and backgrounds. “The Invisible Red Thread,” 1:30 p.m. Sat., June 1, DCPL. A documentary that examines the life of a Chinese baby adopted by a Canadian couple and how different her life is compared to another baby adopted by a rural Chinese family. Free. Cirque Musica, June 6-7, PSH. Combining the grace and tricks of circus performers with the symphonic sounds of classical and pops repertoire. Audiences will enjoy talented acrobats, high-flying aerialists, strongmen
IN THE HABIT: Hollis Resnik stars as Mother Superior and Ta’Rea Campbell is Deloris Van Cartier in the musical “Sister Act,” on stage June 25-30 at ASU Gammage. Photo by Joan Marcus
and more performing alongside The Phoenix Symphony. “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” June 6-23, PT. The story of America’s first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States—who cares if he didn’t have permission? For mature audiences only. Hypnotist Pattie Freeman, 9:30 p.m. Fri., June 7, TCA. Freeman is one of the top-rated female stage hypnotists in the United States. Her shows are high energy, fast paced and full of laughter. The shows are age-oriented and filled with audience participation, music and skits. “The Mousetrap,” June 7-July 28, DST. Agatha Christie’s murderous timeless classic unravels
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talented comedian, host, actor, producer and impressionist who has proven, during the last 18 years, to be one of the funniest and most versatile comedians in America. “Shrek the Musical,” June 14-30, HTC. Valley Youth Theatre brings this hilarious story about everyone’s favorite ogre to new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom, Shrek is joined by a talkative donkey, a dragon and dozens of fairytale misfits who help rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from the vertically challenged and “short” tempered Lord Farquaad. Comedian Chris Bennett, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. Fri., June 14, TCA. Bennett has been seen on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show and at numerous clubs and festivals around the country. His unique style of comedy has awarded him the title of Funniest Actor in New York at the then-named New York Improv. He also won the funniest Person in the Valley contest. Recommended for ages 16 and older. Comedian Bryan Callen, June 20-23, IMPROV. Callen has appeared on several TV series including “King of Queens,” and appears regularly as Bilson, Neil Patrick Harris’ boss in “How I Met Your Mother.” He has starred in such feature films as “The Hangover,” “The Hangover 2,” “Old School” and “Bad Santa.” Musician John Jorgenson, 7 p.m. Sun., June 23, MIM. Known as The U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz, Jorgenson has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan. “Sister Act,” June 25-30, ASUG. This Broadway musical tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent.
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Serving the East Valley Since 1980
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Readers Notice: Under Arizona Law, all residential and commercial contractors are required to be licensed by the state unless they fall under the handyman exemption for projects which require no building permit and are less than $750 for the total contract price. In addition, homeowners using licensed residential contractors may have access to the Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund, if the contractor is unable and/or unwilling to perform the job and if alternative dispute resolutions available through the Registrar are unsuccessful. For more info or to verify the license status of an Arizona contractor call 602-542-1525 or visit http://www.rc.state.az.us.
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MOVERS IN OR OUT MOVERS
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NOTICES SUMMER CAMPS SPICE UP ARTS & CRAFTS CAMPS FOR KIDS. Three hour session, guided by an artist to explore various art mediums and craft materials, in Chandler and Scottsdale Hobby Lobby, Min. 7yrs. VERY LIMITED seats. HURRY IN! Registration and deposit required. 480-963-2019
EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED EARN UP TO $15/HR OR MORE Domino’s Pizza is now hiring pizza delivery drivers. Cash paid nightly. Go to www.careers.dominos.com and apply today! Fun, part time job! Alma School & Queen Creek location.
SERVICES GROUNDS MAINTENANCE **LAWN CARE DMR AND SON’S** WE DO IT ALL, JUST ASK!!! Clean-ups, weeding to weed control, sprinkler work, removals and planting of shrubs/trees. Weekly up to Quarterly Maintenance. Reliable and Friendly English speaking owners do all the work. Credit Cards Accepted. Insured. Call Dan 480-263-1104.
ROOFING SHAMROCK ROOFING SERVICES Specializing in Residential Reroofing and Repair. Shingles, Tile, Shakes, Foam and Flat Roofs. ROC# 244567 042, Bonded, Insured. 480-888-6648
June 1 – 14, 2013
A1 AFFORDABLE PLUMBING SERVICE IF WATER RUNS THROUGH IT, WE FIX IT! SAVINGS ON ALL SERVICES $$$ QUALITY, GUARANTEED WORK. $150 off any water heater and installation. Plus 30% off any service with this ad. Family owned and operated. Avoid high prices due to BIG overhead. 480-307-6130
ELECTRICAL OHERREN ELECTRIC Our Work is Our Advertising! Electrical Contracting. Service, Repair, Troubleshooting. Certified Apprenticeship Trained. BBB Accredited Business. A+A+ BBB Rating. MasterCard, Visa. ROC K-11160755. 480-855-1403
ALTERATIONS SPECIAL OCCASIONS... Women’s and Men’s Attire. ABC Alterations can handle them all. 20+ years of experience, located on Chandler/Gilbert border. Alterations and mending. Rush service available. Call Denise 480-794-0400 for appointment.
MUSIC LESSONS TUTORING/INSTRUCTION Guitar mentor with 14 years guitar experience available for instructing beginner to intermediate students. Kind & respectful. Will come to your home. 7 years to adults. Call or Text Jason 480-544-4495
Termite and Pest Control. Home Sealing. Residential and Commercial. Over 22 years of experience. AZ License #8918 Tony 602-757-8252. email@example.com www.varsitytermiteandpestcontrol.com
TRANSPORTATION AIRPORT TRANSFERS/ LUXURY SUV Sleek Transportation of Chandler is offering San Tan Sun News readers a great special! Get one way Airport Transportation in a Luxury SUV, anywhere in Chandler to the PHX Airport for $69 or less!! SUV’s hold 6 passengers with plenty of room for luggage. Professionally Chauffeured SUV’s. Call today for a free quote! 480-577-0426 Sleek Transportation.
HOME REPAIRS Gary’s Handyman Services Experienced Home Repairs. Includes: Ceiling Fans, Lighting, Picture Hanging, Some Carpentry, Plumbing, Drywall (minor), Painting (minor), Sink Stoppages, Water Back Flow, Sprinkler Valves. Most all home repairs. All Honey-Do Lists. For prompt, clean and reasonable services, please call Gary at Cell 714-412-1762 or Phone 480-699-8574
ALL HONEY-DO LISTS! General Handyman Services. One Call, We Do It All! Owner does all work. Free Estimates with Pride & Prompt Service. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC 118198. S&I General Contracting, Inc. Steve 602-339-4766.
POOL SERVICES DM POOL SERVICE AND ESTATE MAINTENANCE. Owner Operator. Weekly Pool Service. Equipment Repair. Filter Clean (all types). Household Repairs. Landscape Lighting. Many Other Services. $25 towards 1st Service or Repair. 480-295-2617 MyGoToPoolGuy.com
HENNESSY POOLS LLC Tile Cleaning/Acid Wash. Vacation Service. Weekly Service & Repair. Filter Clean (All Types). Salt Systems. Sand Change. Green Pool Fix. FREE Estimates. Insured. $40 OFF Service, Repair or Filter Clean with Mention of this Ad. firstname.lastname@example.org 480-577-2719
READY POOL SERVICES Ready Pool Services. Honest and reliable. Weekly services starting at $79 a month includes cleaning and chemicals. Owner operated. Mention this ad and 1st month is half price! Call today! 480-518-0146
Residential since 1974. Interior/Exterior, Kitchen & Bath, Room Additions. Dedicated to the beauty of your home. Licensed-Bonded-Insured. ROC#088929 480-839-4452
APPLIANCE REPAIR TIP | TOP APPLIANCE REPAIR Providing quality service and repair on all major brands of Washers, Driers, Refrigerators, Ovens, Microwaves and Dishwashers. We provide a full 1 year warranty on all repairs. Certified, Licensed, Insured. Visit us at www.gototiptop.com. For service call: 480-907-4080.
DRAPERIES & MORE Specializing in custom window treatments: Draperies, valances, cornices, bedding, pillows and sew much more. From fabrics to drapery hardware to installation, let this be your one stop shop. For a free consultation call: Tracy Marquez 480-895-2094 SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! **I accept VISA, MC **
GLASS, MIRRORS, SHOWER DOORS Family Owned with 33 years EXPERIENCE. Shower and tub enclosures. Install new one or repair what you have, insulated units, window glass, mirrors, patio door glass, table tops to protect table. QUALITY SERVICE at Competitive Prices. FREE Estimates. WESLEY’S GLASS & MIRROR Call 480-306-5113 wesleysglass.com
IN-HOME PRESCHOOL 3 openings left for Fall Session (starts July 23) 3 - 4 year olds. T/W/Th 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caring Mom w/Teaching Degree. Separate Preschool Classroom. Small Class Size. ABC’s, Music, Arts/Crafts, Group Time, Worksheets, Peer Interaction & More! Call Angela, 480-899-0553 Alma School & Germann area. www.missangelaspreschool.vpweb.com and read the great reviews!
PET SERVICES DIRTY DAWG SALON Compassionate care: specializing in elderly, fearful, and sensitive pets. Now offering boarding and daycare. Check in on your pet on our Dirty Dawg Salon Facebook page! Very flexible scheduling!! Evening hours and weekends by appointment. Now offering pick up & delivery on Tuesdays. www.thedirtydawgsalon.com 602-622-0971
LESSONS/TUTORING MANDARIN LESSON Private Mandarin tutoring by native speaker. Certified and experienced. Customized lessons focusing on personal needs. $15 per hour. Call Evelyn at 480-282-8670 or email: email@example.com
HOME SERVICES A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICES, LLC Honest, Reliable and Simply the Best! Family Owned and Operated. 7 days a week/24 Hour Emergency Service. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC243721. AFFORDABLE - Price Match Any Licensed Competitor. ANY make or model of Door/Opener. Spring Replacement. FREE Safety Inspection. $50 OFF ANY REPAIR. CALL 480-361-9700.
BBB DRYWALL, LLC Remodeling, Drywall Repairs, Garages, Patios, Additions, Entertainment Centers, Popcorn Removal, Water Damage. Residential and Commercial. Lowest Prices Guaranteed. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC254546. 480-223-2816 firstname.lastname@example.org www. BBBDrywall.com
FOX HOME MAINTENANCE-REPAIR BACK IN THE EAST VALLEY. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC 243297 - General Handyman Repair - Doggie Door Installation (doors and walls) - Electrical (Minor) - Plumbing (Minor) - Irrigation Repairs - Drywall Repairs - Stucco Repairs - Door & Trim - Paint - and more! Specializing in “The Small Job”. Gerald Fox, owner, 480-278-5529. email@example.com Please see website: www.foxhomemaintenance.com
HOUSE CLEANING CLEAN CASA CLEANING Reliable house cleaning done right the 1st time!! One-time, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, move-in/move-out, etc. Same 2 person crew every time at your house! We bring all our own supplies and equipment. Will customize. References. Take $10 off your first cleaning. Call today! Amy 602-284-3579.
June 1 – 14, 2013
AFFORDABLE AND ECO FRIENDLY
FISH WINDOW CLEANING
ROOMS FOR RENT
SPRING SPECIALS! $25 OFF 1st Service; $15 OFF 2nd Service; $10 OFF 3rd Service. House Cleaning Services. Residential and Commercial Cleaning. Move-In/Out. Window and Carpet Cleaning. Organization: closets, cabinets, garages and more! 20 years of experience. Impeccable references. Business owned and operated. Same Day Services available. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Alert Cleaning Services, Inc. Ecoquality Cleaning Every Time! www.alertcleaning.com firstname.lastname@example.org 480-786-3838
Spring has sprung, let us do the work, your windows and screens will look great: WINDOWS, SUNSCREENS, TRACKS, Mirrors, Ceiling Fans and Power Washing driveways, sidewalks and patios. Call 480-962-4688 now to secure your spot on our SPRING cleaning schedule. Accredited Member BB
A Professional and Reliable Maintenance company. We offer weekly and bi-weekly service, one time clean ups, weed control, tree work and more. Call Rick for free estimate 480-250-6608 or email Kuttingedgelandscape@cox.net Visit www.kuttingedgelandscape.com.
SIMPLY GRAND CLEANING SERVICES Housekeeping specialists offering weekly, biweekly, monthly, one time cleanings, move in/out, windows and patios. We only use GREEN environmentally friendly products. High quality services at an excellent price. Very dependable, insured and with excellent references. $10 off first service with mention of this ad. Call for free estimate. Gary or Sheri, 480-802-1992. www.simplygrandcleaningaz.com
CARPET CLEANING CARPET KINGDOM Special - 3 Rooms for only $60 (up to 200 sq. ft. per room). Professional Cleaning: Carpet, Tile & Grout, Upholstery. Residential & Commercial. 602-740-3740 www.carpetkingdomaz.com
BIG JOHN’S CARPET CLEANING Our truck-mounted steam cleaning system will deep clean your carpets, ridding them of unwanted dirt, bacteria, fungus and chemical residues. Upholstery cleaning also available. Tile and grout cleaning. For a clean and healthy carpet, call 480-786-6610 or 602-989-8311. John Downs, Owner/Operator, Ocotillo Resident. Call for monthly specials.
MUSTANG CARPET & TILE CLEANING Carpet, Tile & Grout, and Upholstery Cleaning. Family owned, truck-mounted steam cleaning. We offer 1/2 hour appt time frame, so no waiting around. We include pre-spraying, mild deodorizer and degreasers for high traffic areas at no charge. Member BBB with A rating! “We clean like it’s our own”! 480-688-3003
MAGIC TOUCH CARPET CLEANING Deep Steam Cleaning of Carpeting, Area Rugs, Tile/Grout & Upholstery for residential and commercial. Carpet stretching and hot water pressure washing also available. Expect quality service with no hidden fees. Steam cleaning of baseboards included. We are locally-owned in Chandler. Call for an estimate at 480-370-3333.
**SPRINKLER REPAIR** JOHN’S WINDOW CLEANING 1-story=$115; 2-story=$135. Price includes removing all screens, cleaning windows, inside and out, with screens replaced. Screens cleaned $2.50 each. Sunscreens and rescreening. Same day service. Call 480-839-8929
APPEARANCE COUNTS WINDOW CLEANING Detailed service and tidy inside your home! 1 story-$85 2 story-$125. Price includes inside and out. Screens cleaned $2 each. Pressure washing and fixture cleaning also available. 15 years of accumulated references! CALL RON at 480-584-1643.
PAINTING SERVICES A CUT ABOVE PAINTING, LLC Your quality repaint specialist. Interior/Exterior. Epoxy Floors. Roof Coatings. Stained Concrete. New Construction. FREE ESTIMATES! References available. Owner will be on job. Commercial/Residential. 30 years experience. Licensed-Bonded-Insured-ROC 257167. MENTION this ad to receive 5% OFF! 480-244-9119
EAST VALLEY PAINTERS Voted #1 Repaint Specialists! Clean, Friendly Crews. Interior/Exterior. Drywall Repairs. Textures. Concrete Staining. Pool Deck Coatings. Garage Floors. Free Estimates. All Credit Cards Accepted. ROC 153131. 480-688-4770
SAGEBRUSH PAINT CO. We are your Sun Lakes premium painters with competitive pricing for all of your Interior and Exterior painting needs. We were established in 1989 and love what we do. We are an Accredited BBB member. We also do Venetian Plaster finishes, Power washing, epoxy floors, and wood staining. Licensed Bonded and Insured. ROC 146231 www. Sagebrushpaintco.com Please call Doug for your free estimate. We accept credit cards. 602-373-6306
BY FERNIE Honest service including Leak Repair, Timer Repair and Setting, Troubleshooting, Valves and Diaphragms. Same day and next day service. Serving Chandler for 18 years. Honest Prices. 480-250-5594.
COMPLETE YARD CARE Yard Maintenance - Weekly, Bi-weekly or Monthly. We actually show up! Providing reliable, friendly, honest service for over 10 years. English speaking crews. Credit cards accepted. Please call Complete Yard Care for a free estimate. 480-897-8807
UNLIMITED YARD CLEAN-UP & TREE We do Weeds, Trees, Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal. We also do Total Clean-up, Frost Damage of Trees, Shrubs, Plants & Hauling anything. You Name it & We do it! Reasonable. Call Vuna 480-600-7357. DO IT TODAY!
TEMPE - NEAR ASU 1 bedroom for rent. Share 4 bedroom home with 2 male ASU students. Prefer male roommates. $375 a month plus sharing misc. utilities. On Priest between Broadway and University. Call: 480-751-9827 or 480-940-8182 for additional information.
REAL ESTATE www. AZ55.com Search for Active Adult (55+) homes for sale in the greater Phoenix area by city and community name. View addresses, photos, tours & amenities. Updated daily in real time. Call Dave Richter, CRS, Realtor at 602-432-5253 for a personal tour. HomeSmart Real Estate, Gilbert, AZ 85295
HOMES FOR SALE ONLY $500 DOWN! Own your home in 2 years. $495/mo plus utilities, includes space rent. 55-plus mobile home park in Chandler. Clean, active, friendly park with many amenities. Call Kim at 480-233-2035.
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LANDSCAPING SERVICES Tree Trimming, Palm Trimming/Skinning, Tree Removals, Stump Grinding, Yard Clean-Up, Landscape Demo / Remodels, and New Landscape Installation. Call Rob for FREE Estimates 480-250-9893
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LANDSCAPE/IRRIGATION Landscape installation and repair. Specializing in installing and repairing Lawn/Drip Systems, Irrigation Timers, Trenching, Rototilling, Garden Wall Blocks, Stepping Stones and Low Voltage Lighting. 30 years experience. Free Estimates. Low prices. Call Ace Landscape 602-300-4082
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www.aplussprinklerrepair.com 15 years experience repairing valves, drip systems, wire troubleshooting, timers. All Repairs! Honest and Reliable. East Valley Native. Call and Compare Prices! 602-826-4717.
SPRINKLER & DRIP REPAIRS Aqua Masters. System Check-Ups, Troubleshooting, Repairs, Maintenance, Leak Detection, Low Pressure, Valves, Timers, Heads, System-Add-Ons. Call 480-478-0073. 30 YRS EXPERIENCE. AquaMastersAz.com
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Where to Eat
June 1 – 14, 2013
JOIN US WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH FOR Buy one entree and get the 2nd
EVERYONE Can Eat Like a Kid Day
Sushi & Grill
Of equal or lesser value. Regular menu only. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6-30-2013
LUNCH OR DINNER $2 Monday All You Can Eat Sushi $20
Your purchase of $30
Conveyor Belt Sushi & Noodles
Of equal or lesser value. Regular menu only. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Expires 6-30-2013
To Benefit Playworks® ALL DAY Wed., June 5, 2013 at Chompie’s, everyone of ALL AGES can order a Kids Meal* from our huge KIDS MENU (normally just for kids 10 and under), which includes 19 delicious favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chompie’s is proud to partner with the non-profit Playworks to keep bullying out of our schools and playgrounds. Chompie’s makes a donation from each Kids Meal purchased every day to Playworks. So, come join us for a great cause! *No substitutions. Dine-in only. Limit 1 Kids Meal per person. Offer excludes beverages, cookie/desserts and additional sides. Not valid with any other offers, coupons, discounts or promotional gift cards.
Visit Us Online for Kids Menu and More Information
480-855-7451 • 58 W. Buffalo St., Chandler • SW Corner Chandler Blvd. & Arizona Ave. Lunch Daily: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Dinner: Mon. - Thurs. 4:30 - 9:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 4:30 - 10:30 p.m., Sunday 12 - 8 p.m.
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AVAILABLE AT THE Alma School & Queen Creek 480-726-9015 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
Arizona Ave. & Ocotillo 480-802-0440
Gilbert & Germann 480-786-4577
June 1 – 14, 2013
Where to Eat
Book Your Graduation Celebration at Ocotillo Golf Resort.
Valley’s Best 19th Hole 3 Years in a Row!
Ocotillo Golf Resort 3751 S Clubhouse Drive Chandler, AZ 85248 www.OcotilloGolf.com 480.917.6660
Where to Eat
June 1 – 14, 2013
Join us for Father’s Day Enjoy Prime Rib Brunch Buffet Every Sunday Featuring Angus Prime Rib
Angus Prime Rib
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4 p.m. to close
PIES MADE FROM SCRATCH FRESH PIES MADE DAILY! FLAVORS: Cherry, Berry, Rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry, Peach, Apricot, Apple, Lemon, French Apple, Pumpkin, Custard, Pecan, Banana, Black Bottom, Butterscotch, Chocolate Coconut, German Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cup, Cream Cheese, French Silk, Sour Cream: Lemon, Blueberry, Cherry, Raisin, Pineapple, Berry
Restaurant and Pie Company
P E C A N G R O V E I S T H E C AT H E D R A L O F P I E S ! Family Friendly Restaurant Now Serving: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
4960 S. Alma School Rd. Ste. 24 • Chandler • Safeway Plaza • 480-939-2889
U n d e r N e w M a n ag e m e n t
PY P A H OUR H p.m. - Close 9
135 W. Ocotillo Rd. • Chandler • 480-895-ROSE (7673)
THURSDAY LADIES NIGHT
$2 you call it!
LUN 7 SPE CH CIA 7 for LS $7
15% off Entire bill. May not be combined with other offers, daily specials or happy hour. Expires 6-30-2013
KIDS EAT FREE 7 DAYS-A-WEEK! *After 4 p.m. with purchase of adult entree and kids drink.
Treat Yourself to Chandler’s Finest Self-Serve Yogurt
• 8 Rotating Non-Fat Yogurt Flavors with a Variety of Fresh Fruit and Candy Toppings • 12 Rotating Gelato Flavors and Sorbets • Fresh Gourmet Pastries • Coffee and Espresso
Some t satisfy hing to anyon e’s sweet too t h!
3125 S. Alma School Rd. • Chandler • www.kokomoyogurt.com
June 1 – 14, 2013
Where to Eat
Enjoy Our American Bistro Style Cuisine
NEW LUNCH MENU Beautiful Outdoor Patio Indoor & Outdoor Bar Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
480-895-2249 4949 S. Alma School Rd. • Chandler • www.table49chandler.com
June 1 – 14, 2013
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DREAMS COME TRUE IN GILBERT! It’s brand new with the colors of your choice in every part of the house. It’s not “AS IS” and comes with a warranty, 4 Bdrs, 2 Baths, Mountain Views, Lake, Clubhouse, Community Pool, and More all in Gilbert!
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“0” DOWN AND BRAND NEW! Stop making offers on house after house, only to wind up with something that’s as-is. This brand new 2,117 SQ FT, 4 Bdr has 2.5 Baths and a Huge Island Kitchen, a 18 FT X 19 FT Great Room and comes with warranties and $5,000 in Incentives. Just $191,300 in Queen Creek.
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HUGE 5 BDR W/ POOL IN PRIME GILBERT LOCATION!
SINGLE STORY DREAM HOME IN CHANDLER W/ POOL!
AN ASTONISHING 1,892 SQ. FT. AT $134,490!
This home comes with 5 Spacious Bdrs, 3 Full Baths, Formal Living, Family and Dining Rooms, wrought iron stairway and an Island Kitchen w/ SS Appliances and Breakfast Room. Entertain guests in the HUGE Backyard complete w/ Private Fenced Pool and Covered Patio. Just $280,000.
Welcome to everyone’s dream home. Single story w/ 2,448 SQ FT, 3 Car Garage and Pool. This 4 Bdr, 2 Bath home has a Great Open Floor Plan, loads of upgrades and a Huge Covered Patio leading out to your beautiful backyard w/ Sparkling Pool.
It’s an unbelievable 4 Bdr at $134,490. Featuring a Gourmet Wrap around Island Kitchen, spacious Family and Living Rooms. Your choice of a 4’ Garage Extension, window coverings, Covered Patio or Landscaping. Plus, 4% in Incentives.
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Have you had a Short Sale?
Now that prices are soaring, we looked at the new homes and found bargains all over. This 2,300 SQ FT, 4 Bdr home comes new with Den, 2.5 Baths, Huge Island Kitchen and a Covered Patio. There’s sports courts, soccer fields, parks and tot lots and $5,000 in Closing Costs for you to enjoy. Just $196,900 in Queen Creek.
2,500 SQ FT AND “0” DOWN!
IT’S GATED IN IRONWOOD VISTAS CHANDLER!
METICULOUSLY CARED FOR AND LOADED W/ UPGRADES!
If you’ve been looking for a Great Room Floor Plan with plenty of room that’s all on one floor than here it is. Your Totally Landscaped, 2,134 SQ FT, 3 Bdr dream home w/ Huge Den, lots of kitchen space, Granite Counters and Upgraded Flooring is finally here. Located in Chandler at $230,000!
Here’s a fantastic 3 Bdr plus Den that shows and feels like new. Original owner is sizing down. Over 1, 950 SQ FT featuring a Huge Island Kitchen w/ Granite Counters, Big Breakfast Room, Separate L/R and F/R. Lots of Tile and Custom Paints. Fully upgraded and mature. Just $259,888.
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*Subject to qualifying terms conditions and availability of loan program. *All new homes are subject to price adjustments and incentive reductions until time of accepted contract. Homes pictured may be the actual model homes offered by the builder and are for illustration purposes only.