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Cave Creek: It’s time to be left in the dark BY SHEA STANFIELD

Pictured: The night sky over Sedona.

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Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear, dark, night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars against the backdrop of the Milky Way. On the evening of July 22, 2019, the Desert Foothills Community gathered to hear locals, Bruce Arlen and Bob Hughes’ efforts to move Cave Creek toward being recognized as an International Dark Sky designation. Many, new to the area often do not realize the quest to "save our dark skies" began decades ago with the founding fathers and mothers of Cave Creek’s incorporation movement.

The original zoning codes of the town made a provision to preserve the dark night skies forever! Over the years the code has been amended to update for circumstances brought on by development of business, subdivisions, modernized ranching facilities, gas stations and shopping areas. According to local resident Martha Arnold, the preservation of the Cave Creek's "wild side" is a very serious matter, and still is. Co-founders of Cave Creek Dark Skies Movement, Bruce Arlen and Bob Hughes have taken the steps to build on the town’s original dark skies

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Allow extra time and use detours during Credit card skimmers found restrictions on I-17, Pinnacle Peak Road at Anthem Circle K, could PHOENIX – The Arizona be more victims outstanding Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers who use Interstate 17 in north Phoenix to allow extra travel time and use alternate routes during several upcoming overnight restrictions and weekend closures of I-17 and Pinnacle Peak Road. Crews are continuing to build the new bridges that will carry traffic over I-17 in conjunction with the interchange improvement project at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads The map pictured shows the area that will have several scheduled restrictions due to bridge work being conducted by ADOT from now until August 24. There are detours in place. (Map courtesy of ADOT)

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BY TARA ALATORRE

ANTHEM – Multiple credit card skimmers were found at the Circle K gas station located near Daisy Mountain Drive and the Interstate 17 on July 23, and the Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office (MCSO) says there may be more victims. So far there have been 24 credit card fraud cases reported to MCSO related to the Anthem skimmers, with fraudulent charges reported potentially as early as July 12. Most victims are Anthem residents, according to reports.

“We are uncertain exactly how long the skimmers were operating at the Anthem Circle K,” stated MCSO Sergeant Joaquin Enriquez in an email to The Foothills Focus on August 12. “We have reports that some victims bought gas as early as July 12th and then noticed fraudulent credit card activity days later.” The skimmers were found on pumps five and seven and were discovered by a repair man that was called out to fix a broken

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SWCC is in urgent need of dry dog and cat food donations to help feed the hundreds of animals it cares for every year at it's facility in north Scottsdale. (Photos courtesy of SWCC) BY TARA ALATORRE

SCOTTSDALE – The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is in urgent need of dry dog and cat food donations, which the nonprofit organization relies on to feed the 200 to 300 wild animals cared for at its facility in north Scottsdale. For years Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) says it had been receiving thousands of pounds of donated dog and cat food from a company, until a recent policy changed, and the company

abruptly stopped sending food. The additional expense of purchasing the dry, staple food is costing SWCC anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 a month now. “We haven’t had to purchase dog or cat food for as long as I can remember,” Southwest Wildlife Center’s Animal Care Manager, Kim Carr stated in an email. “Currently we are buying what we need a week at a time.’ SWCC cares for injured, sick and orphaned animals, releasing them back into the wild when possible and provides permanent care for

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Let New River Decide PAC meetings NEW RIVER – The Let New River Desert Hills Decide Political Action Committee (PAC) is conducting weekly updates and Q & A meetings about annexation and incorporation each Wednesday at 7 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical Station 145, 1120 W. Desert Hills Road in Desert Hills. All interested residents of the area are invited to attend. For more information about the Let New River Decide PAC visit the web site at: annexnrdh.org. CPR and First Aid Training presented by Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical NEW RIVER – Sudden cardiac arrest can occur without warning, to anyone, at any time. It’s a leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. First Aid training helps prepare individuals to deliver initial emergency procedures until first responders arrive. These Community and Workplace classes utilize the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) curriculum and certified instructors. Satisfactory completion of the course entitles students to a certificate valid for two years from date of completion. Registration is required. Space is limited. The cost is $25 per student, per class, due at the start of class, payable with exact change or check made payable to Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical. Here are the upcoming classes: DMFM CPR training On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m. The classes will take place at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N. New River Road, in New River. The class format is partially lecture and partially practical (hands-on). Completion of the course requires students to demonstrate proficiency on mannequins while on the floor. Register Online at: https://goo.gl/ r79fv1. DMFM First-aid training On Tuesday, September 24,

from 6 to 10 p.m. The class takes place at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N New River Road in New River. Participants will learn First-aid for the community and workplace, utilizing the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum and certified instructors. The class format is partially lecture and partially practical (handson). You must register to participate. Register online at: https://goo.gl/r79fv1. Please contact Paul Schickel at 623-465-7400 x202 or Paul. Schickel@DMFD.org to register, or if you'd like to schedule these classes for your group of eight or more. July events at New River Senior Center NEW RIVER – The New River Senior Center, located at 48606 N. 17th Avenue in the Kiwanis Community Park, and is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to everyone in the surrounding area. Lunch is available, with one day advance notice, for a $5 donation. Exercise is available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Craft classes are available every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Rides to and from the senior center every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Home delivered meals, both government sponsored and private pay, are available for the seniors too ill to leave their homes and come to the center. Wednesday morning yoga will resume after Labor Day. There will be yoga on August 19, at 6 p.m. There will be a gourd craft class on August 27, at 9 a.m. The center is also working on some crafts to sell at a Christmas stocking stuffer sale in November as well as other projects going on. On August 28, at 10 a.m. there will be music with Jerry Cotter. The center is looking for entertainment, musicians, etcetera to volunteer to come to the center. More information is available by phone at 623-465-0367, email – newriversrctr@hotmail.com or by checking out the New River Senior Center Facebook page. The center is funded in part by Area Agency on Aging, Region one, Inc and is sponsored by the Kiwanis of New River.

Donation drive for homeless seniors NEW RIVER – The senior center is doing a donation drive for the “Justa Center.” A day center open everyday at 7 a.m. for the homeless and displaced that are age 55 or over. This is a non-profit center which offers intake process, resource development, housing, mail receiving and forwarding, shower and laundry services, home starter kits and so many other services. The Justa Center needs monetary and material donations. Please check out the donation lists and the donation button on the New River Senior Center Facebook page. Donations can be brought to the senior center and we will make sure everything gets to the Justa Center. This drive will end on August 23. Please remember this could be anyone of us after a major illness and donate anything you can. More information is available by phone at 623-465-0367, email – newriversrctr@hotmail.com or by checking out the New River Senior Center Facebook page. The center is funded in part by Area Agency on Aging, Region one, Inc and is sponsored by the Kiwanis of New River. Come Learn about YOUR Well with free BCC and Me Program BLACK CANYON CITY - On Tuesday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., experts will present a free Arizona Well Owner workshop at the Cañon Elementary School, 34630 S School Loop Road in Black Canyon City(BCC). Learn about the care & maintenance of your well and how to keep your drinking water safe. Attendees will receive a free copy of “Arizona Well Owner’s Guide to Water Supply” and a thumb drive containing an electronic version of the guide, the “Arizona Know your Water” booklets, the Well Owner’s Video Series and many other water-related Extension publications. Reserve your space at http://bit.ly/Well_ Workshop. The “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” program is

made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities. For more information, call 602-738-8381 or visit www. blackcanyonheritagepark.org Youth for Troops August events ANTHEM – This month the items needed are Foldgers instant coffee crystals, Gold Bond powder, Starkist tuna and chicken “lunch to-go,” Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli and floss toothpicks. Donations can be dropped off at PostNet of Anthem, Storage of Anthem and Your Health District. Youth for Troops and Daisy Mountain Veterans invite all ages to help make plastic mats on the 3rd Tuesday each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. upstairs in the Anthem Civic Building. Join Youth for Troops on Tuesday, August 20, and help keep homeless veterans off the hot ground. Register for Autumnfest, early bird rates end soon ANTHEM – Build your business and brand at this year's Autumnfest. The two-day arts & crafts expo will be held Oct. 19-20 in Community Park. Sponsorship for the event is now open (deadline is Aug. 30); and early bird registration for vendors/exhibitor closes August 16. Thousands will attend from all around the Valley, so don't miss your chance to be a part of the event. For more information or to register visit OnlineatAnthem.com. Female self-defense: Phoenix Krav Maga Fitness ANTHEM – Bad people can be anywhere and life indeed is unpredictable. So, learning self-defense is highly needed for everyone and is a great tool to bring anywhere. This is especially true for females. Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness teaches the art that is a cardio based training format and is used to build a female’s strength, power, flexibility, stamina, endurance and more. Krav Maga builds confidence through learning a needed


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community events skill and you can get fit while learning to defend yourself against attackers. Discover the 5 "ranges" of self-defense, and how to "fight" in all of them. Participants will develop simple and easy moves anyone can do, regardless of age, physical fitness level or experience. A Female Self-Defense Class takes place very Thursday of September, from 7:00-7:45 p.m. at Phoenix Krav Maga and Fitness, 41780 West Opportunity Way in Anthem. It is exclusively for females ages 13 and up, and costs $97. Participants will be able to acquire seven important, effective and easy to execute practical techniques in defending themselves and become more empowered with learning how to avoid becoming a victim. For more information visit PhxKravFit.com. Krav Maga for adults ANTHEM – Life is certainly unpredictable, and we cannot deny the frightening fact that there are lot of bad people out there that want to harm us. A bigger and stronger attacker with a knife, gun or any other life-threatening situation may be hard to imagine; but yes, it could happen any day without any warning and when we least expect it. So how do we protect this gift we call, LIFE? Simple. Equip yourself to be the weapon against any life-threatening situations. Krav Maga, a tactical mixed-martial art and combative self-defense system that puts great emphasis on continuous motion, attacks to an assailant’s soft spots (pressure points), and simultaneous defense and attack could help minimize worst scenarios as you try saving a life. Every Thursday in the month of September, Phx Krav Fit will be having a Krav Maga SelfDefense class for teens/adults (ages 13 and up) from 7:00-7:45 p.m. for $97. For more detailed information about the class or to register please call or text Matt Numrich at 623.300.6114 or email him at matt@PhxKravFit.

Volunteer for AARP Tax-Aide Program AARP Tax-Aide program is in need of volunteers to prepare taxes in the Scottsdale area. You will need basic computer skills and be willing to learn tax rules. The Tax-Aide program provides training, equipment and IRS certification to enable our volunteers to confidently offer tax assistance. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to serve the community, please contact by Email: AARPTaxAideAZ @gmail.com. For more information visit: aarp.org/taxvolunteer. Pioneer Living History Museum events NORTH PHOENIX – The Pioneer Living History Museum is holding a Cowboy Fastdraw Competition on August 24. Come watch the Arizona Gunslingers vie for the fastest draw as they shoot at mechanical timed targets. The Gunslingers are happy to answer questions about their sport. Pioneer museum admission includes the Village, the Telephone Museum, and the Fastdraw Competition. There will be a Walking tour of the museum on August 24, at 8 a.m. Join costumed volunteers for a tour of the museum grounds and see the interiors of many 19th century buildings. The museum is open during the summer and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Make-it Take-it Quilting Workshop are on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Learn beginner quilting skills in our airconditioned Opera House. Ages 6 to adult. Cost: museum admission plus $5-7 for a supply kit. The Pioneer Living History Museum is located at 3901 W. Pioneer Road. For more information call 623-465-1052 or visit pioneeraz.org. Volunteers Needed for Exhibit Honoring Vietnam Veterans PEORIA – Created in 1984, The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial has been traveling the country for more

than 30 years, bringing the experience to those who do not have the opportunity to go to Washington. The Moving Wall will be visiting Peoria from September 5-9. The Moving Wall will be available for visitors 24 hours a day at Rio Vista Community Park and volunteers are needed for this exhibit while it is in Peoria. Roles include onsite host, assembly and disassembly, food donations and preparation, and event support. Volunteers will be provided with a meal during their shift. To sign up, visit www.peoriaaz. gov/veterans. Provide your feedback, help shape Peoria’s future PEORIA – Shaping Peoria’s future starts with residents. The addition of new trails, land development, open space preservation and urban redevelopment are just a few of the things being presented for public feedback in the city’s general plan update. On July 18, this year’s round of proposed changes to the general plan were released to the public. Peoria residents are encouraged to review the changes and provide feedback before September 16. These 2019 amendments then will move forward to public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission in October with final city council action scheduled in November 2019. When completed, the revised Peoria General Plan 2040 will be placed on the fall 2020 ballot for voter consideration. Residents can view the changes and provide comments at www. peoriaaz.gov/planning. Visit the Prickly Pete Snack Cart PEORIA – Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., participants in the city’s Adult Adaptive Program are selling homemade muffins, cookies, breakfast bars, sandwiches, and veggie and fruit cups from the new Prickly Pete PopUp Snack Cart. The Adult Adaptive Program offers a wide range of activities and

employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and/or caregivers. Visit the Prickly Pete cart at the Peoria Main Library, located at 8463 W. Monroe Street. For more information about the Adult Adaptive Program, visit https:// www.peoriaaz.gov.

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What’s for dinner? Three little words. Spoken over a billion times a day, in millions of places, in thousands of languages, all for one reason: People like to eat. No politics, culture, customs, religion, geography, income, age or race can divide us. Eating is a universal human “common denominator” that brings us all together in the one place we want to be - the dining room. I almost said “kitchen,” and then caught myself, since just because we like to eat, doesn’t mean we want to cook. A woman emailed me to say that she is “done with cooking” from now until October. She will toss an occasional salad, slice a piece of fruit, maybe chop vegetables and always pour a nice glass of wine while her husband does the rest. “His turn” is how she put it.

When I told this to my husband, Doug, he laughed and then accused me of making this up. I am a writer, so maybe sometimes I make things up. But right now, somewhere in Arizona, there are men cooking dinner, Doug! And right now, there are millions of men around the world cooking! Oh yea, I am pouring a glass of wine. I was raised in an era when families sat around a table once a day and ate dinner together. Before cell phones, texting, Facebook or the afterschool sports games that have taken over schedules, families all shared a meal together. Every day. My mother ruled the kitchen and it was not a democracy in our house. She cooked, served and we happily (most of the time) ate what was in front of us. Except if it was liver, because then I would be sneaky and wrap it up in a napkin and hide it on my lap until I could feed it to the dog. How times have changed. Now kids just refuse! Cooking is now an “art form,” elevated by the numerous star chefs and competitive television shows. They are supposed to enlighten, we, the ordinary, on how to cook a meal.

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Former Peoria Councilmember Leone's upcoming memorial services PEORIA – The family of former Councilmember Carlo Leone would like to invite the public to a memorial service and reception on Saturday, August 17, to honor his life and legacy. Leone served Peoria for 20 years as a councilmember for the Pine District. After 20 years of service to Peoria and three months after resigning, former Councilmember Carlo “Rocky” Leone passed away on June 19, 2019. He was 84. During his tenure, he was known for his outspoken nature and unwavering dedication to

his district and its residents, frequently visiting constituents at their homes and city or neighborhood events. Leone lived more than 30 years in Peoria with his family. He is survived by his four children, 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The memorial takes place on at St. Charles Borromeo, 8615 W. Peoria Avenue, starting at 10 a.m. There is a reception immediately following the memorial service at the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson Street.


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ANTHEM – As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself. Of course, you might think that, one day, you’ll simply sell your business and live off the proceeds. But selling a business isn’t always simple, and there’s no guarantee you’ll receive enough to pay for a comfortable retirement – which is why you should strongly consider creating a retirement plan now. Here are some of the most widely used plans: SEP-IRA You can contribute up to 25 percent of your compensation — as much as $56,000 in 2019 — to

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plan, which functions similarly to a 401(k) plan offered by a large employer. Between salary deferral and profit sharing, you can contribute up to $56,000, in pre-tax dollars, to your owneronly 401(k), or $62,000 if you’re 50 or older. Like a SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA, a 401(k) provides the potential to accumulate taxdeferred earnings. However, you could choose to open a Roth 401(k), which can be funded with after-tax dollars. With a Roth 401(k), your earnings can grow tax-free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re at least 59-and-a-half. Which plan is right for you? The answer depends on several factors, such as whether you have any employees and how much money you can contribute each year. But all the plans mentioned above are generally easy to establish, and the administrative costs are usually minimal. Most important, any one of them can help you build some of the resources you’ll need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. To select an appropriate plan, you may want to consult with your tax and financial advisors. In any case, don’t wait too long. Time goes by quickly, and when you reach that day when you’re a “former” business owner, you’ll want to be prepared. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Sarah Finelli, 3655 W. Anthem Way, Suite B-143 in Anthem. For more information call 623-551-0523 or visit edwardjones.com. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

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Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical staff, CERT volunteers participate in mass casualty drill in Scottsdale

Pictured: The DMFM's staff members and CERT volunteers that participated in the mass casualty drill at Scottsdale Bible Church on August 8. BY TARA ALATORRE

SCOTTSDALE – Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical (DMFM) participated in a large multi-jurisdictional mass casualty incident exercise on

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incident that engaged local fire agencies, law enforcement and HonorHealth hospitals from across the Valley. The actors even had moulage makeup applied and were given an ambulance rides to one of the five participating hospitals. “This surge of patients, more than 100 in all, also helped the hospitals confirm the effectiveness of their emergency response plan,” DMFM’s spokesman Paul Schickel stated in a press release. The HonorHealth hospitals that participated were Osborn, Shea, Thompson Peak, Deer Valley and North Mountain. All had an unannounced surge in emergency room patients when the actors arrived by ambulance. Schickel says the drill also: “Enabled law enforcement and fire departments to train for mass casualty incidents utilizing more than 100 volunteer actors in a church setting.” DMFM sent four of its CERT volunteers and one person from its EMS division as actors, plus an off-duty ambulance crew was present to transport the

actor patients. Two senior DMFM staff also participated as observers so they could share the best practices with DMFM firefighters after the drill, according to Schickel. “All-in-all, police, fire, hospitals and ultimately the public, benefitted from this exercise,” he said.

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Scottsdale Police, Salt River Police, Phoenix Police, Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office (MCSO), Scottsdale Fire, Maricopa Ambulance, American Medical Response and Phoenix Fire were the departments that participated in the exercise last week.


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Verde Fire, fully contained after burning 2,700 acres

Pictured: An aerial view of a fire-retardant drop at the Verde Fire, which was burning approximately 15 miles northeast of Scottsdale. (Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service) BY TARA ALATORRE

SCOTTSDALE – The Verde Fire was declared 100 percent contained by forest officials on August 12, after burning approximately 2,735 acres of Sonoran Desert on the east side of the Verde River, about two miles northeast of Fort McDowell Reservation. “Community members may notice ash being blown around within the burned area, which resembles smoke,” stated wildland firefighters in an update on August 8. “This occurs due to high winds from heat on the desert floor. This type of disturbance may continue to occur until a significant amount of moisture is received and ash settles.” Officials say the fire was caused by lightning on August 3, after thunderstorms passed through a remote area with limited road access for fire crews about four miles east of the community of Rio Verde. Strong winds along with plentiful fuel, which consisted of dried grasses and shrubs, caused the fire perimeter to grow. “Monsoon storms developed over the area yesterday [August 5], allowing the fire to grow approximately 700 acres overnight. Smoke and flames

were visible to nearby residents because of the storm activity,” the Tonto National Forest Service said. The Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Verde Fire on August 6. Airtankers were used to keep the fire from moving west and helicopters doused hot spots where needed, according to the forest service. By August 7, the fire remained zero percent uncontained and crews were shuttled in from Geronimo Hotshots and the Pima Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, plus three engines and one helicopter. At one point over 100 personnel were assigned to the fire and by August 8, it

was 69 percent contained, according to reports. “The Tonto National Forest thanks the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team for all their hard work protecting the communities of Rio Verde, Vista Verde and Fort McDowell,” the Tonto Forest stated in a fire update. The incident management team transitioned command of the Verde Fire back to the Tonto Forest on August 8. For more information call the Fire Information Line at 480-595-3380 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For closures or other information call the Tonto National Forest Cave Creek Ranger District at 480-595-3300.

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ProMusica and Arizona Christian University announce partnership PHOENIX – ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) and Arizona Christian University (ACU) have announced a collaboration that will allow ACU students to earn college credit by joining the PMAZ Orchestra for the upcoming season. The arrangement will require students to attend weekly PMAZ rehearsals and perform in concerts throughout the season. In addition, current adult members of the PMAZ Orchestra who want to obtain college credit for their participation in PMAZ can enroll for credit through ACU. PMAZ, a non-profit community chorale and orchestra, is under the leadership of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Patti Graetz, and PMAZ Concertmaster and ACU Professor of Violin, Meghan Ruel. “The partnership between PMAZ and ACU will provide valuable performance opportunities for ACU students and bring additional talent to the PMAZ Orchestra,” According to Ruel. ACU is an accredited, private, nonprofit, Christian university established in Phoenix in 1960. It offers numerous bachelor’s degrees in various fields including psychology, music, business, communication, education, political science, and biology.

Pictured: ProMusica Arizona Concertmaster and Arizona Christian University Professor, (Photo courtesy of ProMusica Arizona) Meghan Ruel.

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Students have multiple opportunities for campus involvement including mission trips, urban outreach, fellowship of Christian athletes, chorale, worship bands and study abroad options. PMAZ was founded by 17 singers in 2003. The group added an orchestra the

following year and has grown to 100 singers and instrumentalists. Innovation and variety characterize their concert season, which includes musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary, Broadway favorites, and creative collaborations. While their mission is primarily focused in North Phoenix, the PMAZ Chorale and Orchestra have performed at prestigious locations around the Valley including the Orpheum Theatre, Herberger Theater and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The organization’s commitment to participatory music is built on an inclusive policy of attracting musicians in every age group and providing a challenging but supportive environment to develop talent. The PMAZ 2019-20 season will include works by Antonio Vivaldi, Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland, and other well-known composers. Highlights of the season will be performances of Misa Azteca in collaboration with the Arizona State University Mariachi Band and A High Lonesome Mass featuring PMAZ singers and a bluegrass ensemble. For more information, visit pmaz.org.

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commitment, and solidify its status as an International Dark Sky Community. The International DarkSky Association (IDA) defines an International Dark Sky Community as: A town, city, municipality or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies. Dark Sky Communities excel in their efforts to promote responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship and set good examples for surrounding communities. The initial open meeting featured Dr. Jeffrey Hall from Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, an Internationally recognized Dark Skies city, and Dr. John Barentine of Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction, in Tucson. Both experts presented individual presentations on the history, importance, the technical explanations, and process of becoming a Dark Sky Community. Community members then were given time

Fountain Hills was the fourth city in Arizona to receive IDA recognition as a Dark Sky Community in January 2018. (Photo courtesy of Rob Mains)

to ask questions and gain further clarification of the process. This has resulted in positive movement by the town of Cave Creek. The "resolution to establish the Town of Cave Creek as a certified International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Community," will be on the Cave Creek Town Council’s agenda at the next meeting on August 19. This Resolution is a nonbinding document that establishes a commitment by the town to focus on the IDA application process. Once the town meets and adopts the IDA lighting ordinance

standard, it will be nominated for formal recognition by the IDA for certification. The community is encouraged to attend the Town of Cave Creek Town Council Meeting, on Monday, August 19, 2019, at the Cave Creek Town Hall, (37622 N. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek) beginning at 7 p.m. For more information please send a note to info@ cavecreekdarksky.com. This is one time, Creekers, you want to support "Being left in the dark!" For more information on IDA visit, www.darksky.org. Contact Arts Columnist Shea Stanfield at: flowingquill@yahoo.com.

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Salted Desert wellness spa brings Halotherapy to the north Valley PEORIA – Salted Desert, a new wellness spa is now open in Peoria, and offers a unique breathing experience in the form of a dry salt inhalation therapy, or halotherapy. The drug-free, non-invasive dry salt inhalation therapy has been used throughout the world for its said to have a positive impact on certain respiratory and skin conditions. Several European countries have constructed salt therapy treatment facilities inside natural salt mines. Salted Desert provides clients a 10-minute dry salt inhalation session within one of our private salt booths. Typical European salting sessions are done in a group setting and can take up to 60 minutes. Salt has been used since ancient times for its healing

properties in both respiratory and skin conditions. It is naturally absorbent and can help the body eliminate toxins, according to the spa. Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, was developed in Russia has a way to recreate the microclimate of natural salt mines. Within the salt mines, fine particles suspend throughout the air that is then inhaled into the lungs. European physicians began to notice the overall good respiratory health of the salt miners in comparison to other types of mining. Halotherapy is beginning to grow in popularity worldwide as a complimentary alternative medicine. Not just localized to Europe any longer, halotherapy has seen explosive growth in America.

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Movie Review SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Director: André Øvredal Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, and Dean Morris Monte’s Rating 3.25 out of 5.00 BY MONTE YAZZIE FILM CRITIC

“In the dark and the gloom, it is easy for someone listening to imagine all sorts of strange and scary things,” Alvin Schwartz. Alvin Schwartz’s collection of short stories for children in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” played a pivotal role for many young horror kids in the 80s and 90s. The creepy tales, urban legends and campfire yarns opened the creaky door to a generation of kids. Filling their summer reading lists with tales about ghosts with bloody fingers, a corpse looking for their lost toe and hook-armed killers stalking teenagers. The collection of books “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” served as a gateway for many young horror fans into the world of the strange, the unusual and the scary. The pivotal books find its big screen adaptation at the hands of director André Øvredal. His big monster film “Troll Hunter,” and eerie supernatural film “The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” seem fitting for a filmmaker tackling the eerie, yet playful tone, found in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” The film is positioned in 1968, Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti), Auggie (Gabriel Rush) and Chuck (Austin Zajur) are going out on Halloween night with a plan to get revenge on some school bullies. Things take a turn for the worst, and a stranger named Ramon (Michael Garza) steps in to protect the group of friends at the drive-in. Before Halloween is over, they are all exploring a haunted mansion with a dark secret. While searching the house, the group stumble upon a collection of books featuring stories from Sarah Bellows, a girl locked away for her entire life by an evil family.

From the opening moments, which features a voiceover that emulates the foreword from the book, Øvredal establishes an atmosphere that is wholly creepy and mature. But it very quickly turns tailored for a younger audience. Having a group of young people as the focal point is a great touch, the composition of the friends has a vibe most familiar to “Stranger Things.” With other interesting touches from films like “Stand by Me” and “The Monster Squad.” It works well in establishing the environment of the film that starts with lighthearted and humorous banter between the group of friends. They have great chemistry with one another before the movie turns towards the scary elements. The composition of Stella is played nicely by Zoe Margaret Colletti, her character as a horror movie loving nerd is especially fun. The screenplay, with a story by Guillermo del Toro that’s scripted by Kevin and Dan Hageman, does the difficult task of adding the overarching narrative of the kids and haunted house to the anthology of stories from the books. There are some really strong elements incorporated into parts of the film, and a few problematic pieces that glaringly come to light when everything needs to be wrapped up at the end. The strongest moments exist when establishing the characters and with how the short stories from the books come to life in the film. Specifically, the story of a scarecrow and another about a walking corpse, which are both completely creepy. Unfortunately, the film needs to find a conclusion to the story of the four friends trying to escape the scary stories of a vengeful spirit. In the

process of maneuvering the twists and turns introduced through the tales of Sarah Bellows, the concluding 30 minutes is lost in its own maze of stories. The frights throughout the film have fun building tension with payoffs that are mostly loud jump scares, which works until the scares begin to thread on similar ground. The scares work best when the film commits to practical effects design. It just

feels creepier and more threatening than the computer-generated effects, which simply aren’t scary. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is having a lot of fun tailoring a film for a new generation of fright fans. While some aspects of the script don’t come together so nicely from start to finish, the overall tone feels just spooky enough to open the door for that young horror fan wanting to make the jump into the genre.

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Weeknight restrictions include: •

Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane at Pinnacle Peak Road from 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, and from 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane at Pinnacle Peak Road from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. Full closures:

North- and southbound I-17 will be closed at Pinnacle Peak Road from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Pinnacle Peak Road will be closed in both directions at I-17 for bridge work at the same time, along with the southbound I-17 on-ramp at Happy Valley Road and the northbound I-17 onramp at Pinnacle Peak Road. Detours:

For southbound I-17:Use the Pinnacle Peak Road offand on-ramps to re-access the interstate or consider exiting at eastbound Happy Valley Road and using southbound 19th Avenue to westbound Deer Valley Road to southbound I-17.

For northbound I-17:Use the Pinnacle Peak Road offand on-ramps to re-access the interstate or consider exiting at eastbound Deer Valley Road and using northbound 19th Avenue to westbound Happy Valley Road to northbound I-17.

For westbound Pinnacle Peak Road:Use northbound 23rd Avenue to westbound Happy Valley Road to 43rd Avenue.

For eastbound Pinnacle Peak Road: Use southbound 35th Avenue to eastbound Deer Valley Road to 19th Avenue.

Pictured: Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road Photos courtesy of ADOT

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Credit card skimmers were found at gas pumps at the Circle K in Anthem located at 39414 N. Daisy Mountain Drive on July 23. MCSO is reminding people to make sure that the security tape (pictured to the left of the card reader) at outside payment terminals has not been tampered or broken when paying at the pump.

card reader. He noticed wires connected to the broken reader on pump three were disconnected and the metal housing was damaged, according to MCSO. “Although no skimmer had been placed in pump 3, the damage to it was consistent with someone attempting to place a credit card skimmer in the pump. This prompted him to inspect the remaining pumps at the store,� MCSO stated in a press release on August 9. That is when he located the skimmers in pumps five and seven, and the authorities were called. MCSO’s investigation determined that most victims’ stolen cards were used over the first week of August, approximately 11 days after the skimmers were located. “MCSO detectives believe there are more victims who were affected by this fraud,� MCSO stated. “MCSO has allocated the necessary resources to this case to ensure we are working with parties involved. We are urging the public to report any suspected fraud.� Detectives are also looking for any information about suspicious activity at this location that would help MCSO with this case, such as witnessing someone try to gain access into the gas pump. MCSO recommends that anyone who recently used the Circle K gas station, at 39414 N. Daisy Mountain Drive should check their credit card/debit card statements for any unauthorized purchases. If you believe you are a victim of the Anthem credit card skimmers call the MCSO non-emergency line at 602-876-1011 and reference the case. If you believe you have any information regarding this case call 602-876-TIPS.

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Pet of the week: Meet Bam Bam recommend a home with young children, cats or small dogs because when he gets excited he forgets how big he is. He was brought in a year ago from an abusive situation were his tail and leg were scabbed up and he was being starved. He was stuck in a crate. so crating is not recommended. He is up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped, and ready for his new home. The adoption Fee is $75. This guy has had a hard life and needs a loving forever owner. Please fill out a foster or adoption matchmaker form on anthem pets. org. under resources. ANTHEM – Bam Bam is very much a mutt. We really are not sure what he is, except adorable. He is six to seven-years-old, and a big guy. He is a fun-loving dog that adores cuddling!

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not calling can be life threatening and costly. You can harm yourself or others, disrupt natural gas service to an entire neighborhood, and potentially be responsible for injuries, repair costs, and criminal penalties. Natural gas lines can be buried anywhere. If you ever suspect a natural gas leak, call 911 and Southwest Gas at 877-860-6020 immediately, whether you’re our customer or not.

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