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Local dog sanctuary finalist in national grant contest, seeks online votes

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Pictured: Emilee Spear playing with the rescue dogs at Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary in New River, Ariz. TARA ALATORRE STAFF

NEW RIVER – A local dog sanctuary, Rusty’s Angels, which specializes in caring for and re-homing senior-aged

dogs is a top five finalist for a $15,000 national award in the Alba Botanica’s Do Good, Do Beautiful Grant Program. If Rusty’s Angels is one of the top two organizations with the most

online votes it will receive the grant funding; and it is asking for the community to support them by voting online daily. The Do Good, Do Beautiful Grant celebrates everyday women doing extraordinary good in the world, and it will be awarding two female-led organizations $15,000 to create, expand or sustain a project in their non-profit organization. Alba Botanica’s panelists chose only five finalists from over 250 entries from around the county, and Rusty’s Angels is the only Arizona-based organization, and the only dog rescue in the top five. “We just need everyone to

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Anthem Community Council CEO tenders resignation


ANTHEM – On January 24, at the Anthem Community Council Board of Directors meeting,

President Roger Willis made the resignation announcement that, Jenna Kohl, will officially leave her position as the ACC Community Executive Officer effective February 15. Kohl, who has served as the ACC’s CEO since 2010, will go on to serve as the Executive Director of the DC Ranch Community Council in Scottsdale. Kohl was unable to attend the January 24 meeting, but she wrote a statement that was read by President Willis. “I’m not just leaving a community, a physical place, but much more – special

people, rich traditions, history, shared experiences. Anthem has all of that in spades,” she said in the statement. “I am truly lucky to have been part of Anthem’s journey, through its growing pains into the lively, amenity rich, financially stable community that it is today.” The board appointed officer, Neal Shearer, ACC’s Community Operations Officer, as internal interim CEO. He has served as the ACC’s COO since 2010, and will assume Kohl’s responsibilities until the board determines the next steps in filling the position.



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More water woes for New River, Desert Hills TARA ALATORRE STAFF

DESERT HILLS – Just when New River and Desert Hills thought its water troubles had been temporarily quelled, EPCOR recently announced that the new location for its water standpipe, which will supply residents with approximately 50,000 gallons of drinking water a day, will have to be relocated. The new location of the standpipe is in the same area as the original site announced in December, but slightly east and set back about 145 feet north of Desert Hills Road. The new location is closer to Meridian Avenue, which means it is closer to Anthem and that is causing some concern from residents about the truck traffic.

The final layout plans for the new standpipe location should be completed by this week, and on February 22 the Anthem Community Council will vote on whether or not to approve the new location. Maricopa Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will then need to approve the new plans before construction can officially begin, according to Troy Day, the Vice President of Arizona Operations at EPCOR. Day still believes the pipe can be completed in time for the April deadline before the water haulers’ permits expire, which would potentially leave many residents in the community high

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Peoria Holds Life-Saving Award Ceremony

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Peoria – On January 30, the Peoria Fire Department honored two nurses and Orange Theory Fitness with an award ceremony at fire station 191 for saving a man who collapsed

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Valentine’s Day — Creeker style Tara Alatorre Staff CAVE CREEK – The official holiday of love and romance is only one week away, and if you have a sweetheart to celebrate with, choosing what to do on Valentine’s Day can seem like an arduous task. A good way to narrow down the choices is to keep your activities and purchases local. For every $100 spent at a locallyowned business, $43 stays in the local economy, said Patty Villeneuve, a spokesperson for the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. “Out of $100 spent with a non-locally owned business only $13 stays in the local economy,” she said. “Buy local or bye bye local!” So, this year on Valentine’s Day book a suite at the cozy Prickly Pear Inn, which is nestled in the center of Cave Creek, and puts you walking distance from a plethora of restaurants, bars, and hiking trails; so you can relax and walk, all while taking in the sights without the worry of driving or the hassle of finding a parking spot in town. The Foothills Focus rounded up just some of the local businesses offering events or services to help plan the perfect Valentine’s Day- Creeker style. Prickly Pear Inn and Grumpy Mule Mercantile Start your Valentine’s Day by parking at the Prickly Pear Inn’s underground parking garage (something only an Arizonan who has suffered steering wheel burns would truly appreciate), because that vehicle is staying put until tomorrow. Check-in to a deluxe king room with a private sundeck. Then after you have settled in, check out the digs at the Grumpy Mule, which is a store onsite that sells beer,

wine, gourmet foods, artwork and unique gifts. Reservations are required in advance, for more information visit Spur Cross Stables No Cave Creek adventure would be complete without saddling up. Take in the sunset with your loved one on a horseback trail ride with the beautiful views at Spur Cross Stables. The ranch provides guided horse trail riding tailored specifically to fit your needs, from 1 hour to a full day. Design your own private ride or group ride, exploring natural wonders, with journeys that include Native American ruins, Petroglyphs, Seven Springs and crested saguaro. Advanced reservations are required, for more information visit http://www.hotairexpeditions. com/ or call 480-502-6999. Carefree Hot Air Expeditions If you can’t get on a horse, try another unusual mode of transportation to catch beautiful sweeping views of the Valley with a hot air balloon ride. Carefree Hot Air Expeditions is offering Valentine’s Day balloon rides in the morning starting at 6:45 a.m. and in the afternoon at 3:45 p.m. There is a champagne toast waiting for you when you land served with either breakfast or appetizers (afternoon) from Vincent’s Café. Advanced reservations are required, for more information visit http://www.hotairexpeditions. com/ or call 480-502-6999.

shop is offering 15% off anything in the store, and it is the perfect place to get that little something special for your Valentine. For more information visit Cave Creek Olive Oil Company Then head on over to the Cave Creek Olive Oil Company and sample some of the best oils, pastas, honeys and balsamic vinegars in the Valley. There is no beer or whiskey allowed at this bar, but it is uncorking plenty of the freshest olive oils from around the world with some classic Western charm and customer service. For more information call 480-595-3157 or visit Big Earl’s Greasy Eats Once you have finished treating your palate to a sophisticated bouquet of oils, bring it back down a notch and set out to Big Earl’s Greasy Eats for a whimsical adult milkshake or root beer float. Big Earl’s is a landmark in the town serving breakfast, lunch and dinner specializing in hormone-free allnatural burgers. For more information visit www. Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine After indulging in boozy ice cream treats, keep the good times rolling by stopping in at

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Cartwright’s for its daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., offering $3 draft beers, $5 house wines and cocktails and $5 bites. Then stay for an unforgettable four-course Valentine’s Day menu that also includes dessert and champagne. Call 480 488-8031 to make your Valentine’s Day dinner reservation or visit cartwrightsmoderncuisine. com for more information. The Horny Toad If modern cuisine is not what you’re looking for, then keep it simple and get Horny at the Toad, the bar and restaurant will have live music from 5 to 8 p.m., and there is a red carnation for every lady. The Horny Toad is also offering a Valentine’s Day dinner special that is only $50 per couple, which includes a choice of grilled flatiron steak

or salmon, two side salads, vegetable, choice of potato and a shared half order of strawberry shortcake. Reservations are recommended for more information call 480-4889542 or visit Buffalo Chip If you need a little more live action on your Valentine’s Day, then grab your loved one and spend the night at the Buffalo Chip for Wednesday night bull riding. Bull riding begins at 7:30 and 9 p.m., there will be live music inside and outside. Also, the Chip is offering a VIP special, for $50 per person you get VIP seating for the bull riding, and it includes a prime rib dinner, champagne, dessert, and a rose for the lady. VIP seats are limited call 480295-9917 to make a reservation or visit


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Cave Creek seeks Queen and Teen Pageant for Rodeo Days CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Rodeo Days is seeking all young ladies who want to promote the sport of rodeo and the Western way of life. For queen eligibility, the contestant must be between the ages of 18 to 23, and for teen eligibility, the contestant must be between the ages of 13 to 17. A princess program is also available for the younger girls who desire to participate in certain rodeo promotional activities. The entry deadline is March 3, 2018, and the competition will take place on March 10. This is a one-day competition in the Town of Cave Creek at Outlaws, followed by a coronation dinner that evening. There will be a horsemanship pattern and interviews. The horse you compete on should be the same horse you use throughout the year. There will be a dinner at Frontier Town to showcase your speech, modeling and extemporaneous questions. Contestants will compete in horsemanship, appearance, personality and most photogenic. Visit our website for more information and application at Cave Creek Museum events for February CAVE CREEK –Don’t miss the running of the Cave Creek Museum’s 10 Stamp Ore Crushing Mill on Saturday

Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. The only fully operational stamp mill in Arizona, it took 8 years and 9,000+ volunteer hours to bring it back to life. Celebrate Arizona’s birthday with the Cave Creek Museum and Conrad Storad, author of “Arizona Way Out West and Wacky,” and official Arizona Centennial Celebration Book on Sunday Feb. 11 from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at the Cave Creek Museum. Space is limited, as each young reader in attendance will receive an autographed copy of the book. Reservations Required! Get Horny at the Toad on Valentine’s Day CAVE CREEK –The Horny Toad, Cave Creek’s oldest and most famous restaurant, presents, “Get Horny at the Toad” on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 4-9 PM for Valentine’s Day. According to manager Nichole Morris, Get Horny at the Toad offers: A choice of grilled flat iron steak or grilled salmon, a vegetable, two side salads, potato, house wine for $5, half order of The Horny Toad’s world famous strawberry shortcake, a red carnation for every lady, and music by renowned artist Danny Romero from 5-8 p.m. Only $50 per couple, reservations recommended. The Horny Toad is located at 6738 E. Cave Creek Road. Call 480.488.9542 for reservations or more information.

Contributing Writers: Judy Bluhm Shea Stanfield Gerald Williams Monte Yazzie Disclaimer:

The Foothills Focus is a free and weekly publication. It is delivered to Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix and Tramonto. We reserve the right to refuse any proposed advertising. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any measure without the expressed written permission of the publisher. The Foothills Focus cannot and will not be held responsible for any content of the contained advertisements in this issue. This consists of any inserts, display advertising, Service Directory or classified advertisements. The content of the contained advertisments are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. For any questions regarding information contained in such endorsements, please contact the specified advertiser. Thank you. -The Foothills Focus

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Valentine’s Vintage Car Show PHOENIX – Grab your sweetheart and head on out to The Shops at Norterra annual Valentine’s Vintage Car Show! Main Street will be packed full of vintage cars, roadsters and hot rods. Modern cars are also welcome. 94.5 KOOL-FM will be joining in on the fun and giving away prizes. Invite your friends for extra chances to win! Plus live music, a kids area with music games, prizes, crafts, face painting, free food samples from Norterra restaurants and more! Happening on Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at The Shops at Norterra on 2460 W. Happy Valley Road. This is a free event, for more information call 623-582-9599 or visit BCC Library Hearts its Volunteers, Community and AZ! BCC – Come check out “Library Do!” it honors the state of Arizona for its birthday, celebrates Valentine’s Day, and revisits the Storyteller sculpture that has become the library’s proud symbol. There will be sweets, information on the history of the state and the sculpture, and selfies with the Storyteller itself! This is a free event taking place on Feb. 14 at 1pm. In addition, BCC Rocks will be returning to the library for “Create and Craft” on the 17th at 1pm, and Despicable Me 3 will be showing for “Movie Night” on the 22nd at 4:30. Sewing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the “Stitch and Needle” group meeting every Wednesday at 11:15am. We have two book groups, the “Ladies Book Club” on the 8th at 3pm, and the “Nonfiction Book Group” on the 16th at 1pm. All this on top of Storytime on Tuesdays and Yoga 3 days a week, so the library has got something for everyone! Check the library’s event calendars, available on our website, blackcanyon, to see everything. Open Door @ West Campus at Arizona State University GLENDALE – What happens every day at the most innovative

university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the West campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can interact with activities in mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and cultural studies, education and business, along with dozens of hands-on activities that excite curiosity for all ages. Happening on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from 1-6pm at ASU’s west campus. Desert Foothills Lutheran Church to Hold 11th Annual Book Sale SCOTTSDALE – Desert Foothills Lutheran Church will be holding its 11th Annual Book Sale on Friday Feb. 9 from 9 am - 2 pm; Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 am - 2 pm; and Sunday Feb. 11 from 10 am - noon at 29305 North Scottsdale Road in our fellowship hall. Please plan on stopping by the sale to pick up your reading supply for the long summer ahead. You will have 1,000s of books to choose from including paperbacks, hardbacks, cookbooks, children’s books, audio books, videos and DVDs. Because of a sizable donation we will be having a special sale price of $.50 on paperbacks. On Sunday we will once again be offering our “fill a bag” for $10 clearance sale. Everything you can fit in a paper grocery bag for only $10. In preparation for the Book Sale, Desert Foothills is still accepting donations from the public of gently used paperbacks, hardbacks and audio books. Donations can be dropped off at the church between 9-4 weekdays. Please contact Dwayne Richard at 480-473-0551 for more information or for assistance in picking up and donations. DVUSD bus drivers and bus assistants job fair DEER VALLEY – The Deer Valley Unified School District will be hosting a job fair to hire bus drivers and bus assistants taking place on Feb. 7 from

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community news 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Transportation Building, 18360 N. 51st Avenue Glendale. The district will cover the cost for the CDL certification and will earn a paycheck while in training. Applicants can apply online at Any questions regarding the bus driver job fair should contact Brad. Arts at the rocks series featuring Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet CAREFREE – Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway, welcomes the Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet as its premier concert of their “ARTS AT THE ROCKS” series. This free concert of classical to jazz, ragtime to patriotic music, begins at 4pm on Sunday, February 11 in the DHPC Sanctuary. For further information call 480-488-3384. Local DAR chapter seeks family history and genealogical records ANTHEM – The Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting unpublished genealogical records to be submitted to their library in Washington DC. The DAR Library is one of the largest repositories of genealogical records in the United States. The group is seeking copies of family records to be included in the library. The records will be indexed and searchable online making them available to other family genealogists. This is a wonderful way to preserve your family

research and records! The wide variety of genealogical records acceptable for submitting include for example military documents; land deeds and records; marriage, birth, death, and other vital records; wills; town council minutes; church and Bible records; and diaries. If you have family records such as these and would be willing to share a photocopy with the DAR, you can bring the copy to the Cave Creek Museum. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 East Skyline Drive - Cave Creek. The museum understands the value of historical records and has agreed to help the local DAR chapter by proving a place to collect records. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Chapter Regent, Sarah Ziker at Ascension Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley presents Fun Friday Food Truck Night PARADISE VALLEY – Ascension Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley will be presenting a Fun Friday Food Truck night under the stars on Friday, February 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the church memorial garden. Bring your own beverages or purchase drinks from the trucks. There will be music and a playground for the kids. Have fun with friends and family on a beautiful Friday night in Paradise! Top off the evening with a root beer float to support the Global Barnyard project of the ELCA.This Fun Friday Food Truck Night will feature “Bistro on Wheels”

and “United Lunchadores” for delicious dining! Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane in Paradise Valley, a half mile north of Lincoln Drive and a half mile west of Scottsdale Road. For more information call 480-948-6050 or visit Harold’s Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party Set for Feb. 13 CAVE CREEK – Mardi Gras takes on a unique Cave Creek twist this year as Harold’s Cave Creek Corral celebrates its 9th Annual Mardi Gras Party from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13., featuring an authentic Mardi Gras buffet, a costume and crawfish eating contest, swing dance lessons, and live jazz by Dan Reed and The Dixieland Hotshots. The festive party features an authentic Mardi Gras buffet, drink specials and live music by two New Orleans-style jazz bands. Admission is free, but reservations are requested for the $18.99 authentic New Orleans-style buffet, featuring Crawfish, Fresh Gulf Coast Oysters, Jambalaya, Chicken Gumbo, Andouille Sausage, Dirty Rice, Shrimp Etouffee and more. Guests can take Swing dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. and participate in a crawfish eating contest at 8:30 p.m. The popular costume contest takes place at 9 p.m. where prizes will be awarded for Best Mask, Best Costume and Best Painted Face. Danny Piacquadio, Harold’s coowner, said one of the highlights of the evening will be the live jazz music by Dan Reed and his Dixieland Hotshots.

A St. Louis native, Reed is a popular mainstay of the Phoenix musical scene. He and The Hotshots perform every year at the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler. Reed and his band will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by The Acoustic Kings later that night. For information, call (480) 488-1906 or visit NVSO to Host Gala Fundraising Event PHOENIX – North Valley Symphony Orchestra invites the public to attend their annual gala fundraising event, Saturday, February 10, 2018. The dinner event will be held at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 W. Moon Valley Drive, and includes a silent auction to contribute to

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Did your team win? Football. No longer just a game, but a sensation! During the Super Bowl we will not be derailed by current events or mundane news. ISIS attacks or a missile launch by North Korea? Do not bother us! We had THE GAME to watch! There is the spectacle of rushing, passing, unnecessary roughness, tackling, kicking and touchdowns to absorb and discuss. One winner and one loser. Heartbreak and victory. What a day! Americans know how to eat! We probably consumed about 100 Billion chicken wings just watching the playoffs. And for the Super Bowl, we were estimated to top 130 Billion wings! That would be enough chicken wings to fill up 1,100,333 football fields. And we didn’t stop there. Dominos Pizza delivered an estimated

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remember to vote every day until February 18,” Emilee Spear, the founder of Rusty’s Angels said in an email. “Each voter can vote every 24 hours from every email they own.” Rusty’s Angels is based out of New River and provides a safe and caring environment for senior and special needs canines through rescue, foster, adoption, education and hospice. If it is chosen as a winner for the grant the money will be used towards its veterinary expenses for 2018. Winners will be announced in March and will be flown out to the awards ceremony in New York City. “In 2017 our medical expense total was $30,087 so this grant is huge to us,” she said. Most of Rusty’s Angels rescues arrive because their owner has passed away or has moved into

13 million slices of pizza on Super afternoon! What did we wash it down with? Try 325 gallons of beer! It appears that the Super Bowl is a never-ending food fest. It is the second largest food consumption day of the year, right behind Thanksgiving. We will eat all manner of unhealthy, fattening, tasty things that we might never touch the rest of the year. Which is a very good thing, because we’d all blow up like blimps if we kept it up. Come to think of it, maybe it’s good that football has a rather short season. I decided to get some Velveeta cheese and make a delicious dip. My daughter yelled at me and said that Velveeta is made by the devil and is nothing more than yellow chemicals. My girlfriend says the thought of Velveeta makes her ill and it should be banned as a food product. My neighbor says that Velveeta is not even cheese! My doctor claims that Velveeta will clog the arteries faster than you can scream, “Touchdown!” I say “Foul!” Dice up the yellow log of goodness, mix with salsa and microwave for a minute. Grab the tortilla chips and you too, can become a Food Champion. Hey, a Game Day a nursing home. As long as the dog is healthy enough to handle a transition into a new home the rescue will attempt to find a perfect forever home for the pet. If the dog is not healthy enough then they live out whatever time they have left at the sanctuary knowing unconditional love until the very end. Since it was founded in 2014, Rusty’s Angels has rescued 93 senior canines and re-homed 53 of them. “Providing excellent veterinary care for our seniors for the rest of their life or until they are adopted is a very expensive commitment that we take very seriously so this grant will go a long way for us,” Spear said. Voting can be done daily at en/dogooddobeautiful, until February 18. To learn more visit or call 480-250-0251.

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without a cheese dip would be a “Cheesepocalypse!” Okay, so we take the Super Bowl pretty seriously. Even if you didn’t like either team, you probably cheered for one. And maybe a non-stop day of eating without the hassle of making a turkey, baking pies and getting the china out is why we love it so much. We can kick back and watch greatness. There is glory in long bombs thrown with precision and heartbreak in a fumble. We moan at the near misses and cheer at those big moments. Super Bowl. One blissful day or tragic disappointment depending on which jersey you were wearing. Dear Readers, I hope your team won! If not, there is always next year. And if you are one of the millions of Americans who indulged in a little too many dips, chips, wings and beer, don’t worry. Tomorrow is a new day . . . .to tighten our belts, step up our exercise routine and eliminate all fattening foods. Of course, baseball season is coming. Hot dog and a beer? Eat, drink and Game On! Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@

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fire crew were all there to honor the heroes. On December 14, 53-year-old, Warren Raisanen, was riding a stationary bike at Orange Theory Fitness in Peoria when he collapsed and became unresponsive. Two bystanders, Suzanne Chang and Morgan Morrow, both nurses, rushed to his aid and began rescue breaths and chest compressions. Staff at Orange Theory Fitness grabbed the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) it had on site and rushed it to the victim where the two nurses delivered an electrical shock. After one more round of CPR he started breathing on his own. He quickly recovered and was alert and talking by the time he was in the ambulance. “Early bystander CPR and defibrillation is a key to survival in a cardiac emergency,” said Peoria Fire Chief, Bobby Ruiz.

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2018 Parkside Board of Directors Election Candidates Announced Terry Mullarkey is running unopposed for the available Parkside ACC seat. The declared winners of the APCA election will serve a two-year term, and the winner of the ACC election will serve a three-year term. Pictured: Betty Ruff, a candidate running for the APCA Board.

Anthem – The Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) announced the names of candidates running for three open seats on the APCA Board of Directors and one open Parkside seat on the Anthem Community Council (ACC). The deadline to declare candidacy ended on January 29.

Pictured: Doug Sutherland, a candidate running for the APCA Board.

Bettye Ruff, Doug Sutherland, Will Wagner, and Chris Yano are running for three open seats on the APCA Board of Directors.

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and dry until the standpipe is built and water deliveries could resume. “That’s our goal but it’s getting tougher and tougher,” Day said. “We are trying to be palatable to everyone, we have heard comments from Maricopa Department of Transportation, Desert Hills and Anthem now.” The location change is a setback in construciton, which is unsettling for many residents who rely on water deliveries because their wells have dried up, or they are not connected to a municipal water source. The City of Phoenix already extended the water permits issued to the water haulers from December to April 30, and

Pictured: Chris Yano, a candidate running for the APCA Board.

The public is invited to a Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anthem Civic Building. This is an opportunity for residents to hear what the candidates have to say about various community issues and ask questions in an effort to determine who to vote for in the election. Biographies and photos of each candidate will be posted online at www.onlineatanthem. com. Ballots will be mailed stated that using dust permits for water deliveries was against code and infringing on the city’s 100-year water plan. The looming deadline quickly set things into motion, and the original site plans for the standpipe were rapidly drawn up to address the growing concerns from the community. This resulted in some overlooked issues with the original site Anthem agreed to lease EPCOR. Maricopa Department of Transportation determined that the site was inflicting with a right-of-way crossing at Skunk Creek Wash and denied the permit. Also, residents who lived near the original proposed site on Desert Hills Drive and 17th Avenue were voicing concerns about the traffic the standpipe

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Pictured: Terry Mullarkey, the only candidate running for ACC’s Parkside seat.

would cause, and its proximity to the neighborhood. “We are trying to make everyone as happy as possible,” Day said in an interview. EPCOR estimates that it will provide residents in the area with 50,000 gallons of water per day once the pipe is built, which would bring a minimum of ten trucks a day coming and going from the new station and could be as many as 30 to 60 trucks a day. According to the agreement, EPCOR will charge a special water-hauling rate of $9.55 per thousand gallons for area residents and is priced to ensure the customers will not be adversely financially impacted, according to a letter submitted by EPCOR to the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Lightning in a Bottle

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Urban Dictionary defines lightning in a bottle as “capturing something powerful and elusive, being able to hold it, show it to the world, performing a rare feat, a moment of creative brilliance…” The definition most certainly describes the mystery and magic in the skilled artistry of local glass artist, Anthony Barbano, of

Barbano Glass. Anthony specializes in the art of fume glass, an ultra contemporary glass blowing technique. Working, much as a modern day wizard, smoothly and confidently, with the wisdom of an ancient craft Anthony melts 24K gold and pure silver into fascinatingly spectacular blown glass creations. As with all “Masters of their Universe”

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Southwest landscaping for birds CAREFREE – Thrashers and thrushes and towhees, oh my! Attract more birds to your desert garden than you dreamed possible by creating landscape plant habitats. With a myriad of plants to choose from, it’s easy not only to provide food, but also shelter and nesting places. On Saturday, February 10, Carefree Desert Gardens welcomes back gardening expert Carol Stuttard. Join Carol as she discusses “some of the best plants to include in your landscaping to attract our finest feathered friends, including

those lovely little hummingbirds we all enjoy.” Carol, a transplanted gardener from England, is a certified Master Gardener. She has completed numerous advanced training courses and is a gardening educator. She was certified as a Desert Landscape designer through Desert Botanical Gardens and is a horticultural instructor there. She was an adjunct instructor in the Horticulture Department at Mesa Community College. Carol has been on PBS and had her own show on Channel

11, Scottsdale, for Vegetable Gardening. Carol has a desert gardening blog at: https:// frommygardentoyou.blogspot. com. The program, usually including a plant raffle, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run approximately until noon at the Town Council Chambers’ NEW LOCATION at 33 Easy Street and Nonchalant Avenue, Carefree. A $5.00 (or more) donation is appreciated to support these programs. For information call 480-488-3686. Come early, seating is limited.

MCSO K-9 officers receive body armor through charitable donations PHOENIX – Two Maricopa County Sheriff ’s K-9 officers, Shadow and Tarzan, will receive bullet and stab protective vests from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. Both vests are sponsored by anonymous donors through the non-profit organization. Shadow’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to ServeLoyal Always,” and Tarzan’s vest will have “In memory of Fanchon,” embroidered on his vest. Vested Interest in K9s is a charity located in East Taunton, Mass., with a stated mission to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the nation. Since its inception, the non-profit has provided over 2,800 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations totaling over $2.4 million. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement who are certified and at least 20 months of age; new K-9 graduates, and K-9s with expired vests are all eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective canine vest is $950 and weighs about 4 to 5 pounds, but each vest is valued between $1,700 to $2,300 with a fiveyear warranty. For more information please call 508-824-6978 or visit

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Oscar Snubbed Part 2: Never Nominated MONTE YAZZIE

As we discussed last week, there have been numerous films throughout history that have been snubbed for the Oscar’s Best Picture category. However, that’s not the only category that has seen its share of snubbed nominations. Best actor and actress, best director, and best cinematographer have seen their snubs as well. Here is a list of a few people who have never been nominated for an Oscar. Best Actor Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) If you haven’t had the chance to watch the documentary “Jim and Andy” which details the extent that Jim Carrey went through to become Andy Kaufman in the film “Man on the Moon,” do yourself a favor and watch that immediately, it’s fascinating. Jim Carrey has never been nominated for an Oscar. Let that set in for a moment. Mr. Carrey, who got his start as a zany stand-up comedian, progressed into quite the actor during the late 90’s. In 2004 the actor gave his best performance in Michel Gondry’s film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Mr. Carrey combines a mix of different emotions in portraying a complicated

Best Actress Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot (1960) Billy Wilder’s romantic comedy “Some Like It Hot” scored Oscar nominations for Jack Lemmon and Wilder but none for Marilyn Monroe who many times steals the show and matches verbal wits with Lemmon and Tony Curtis throughout the film. She is iconic in the role, beautiful and captivating while also being witty and humorous throughout the film. She owns every single scene, ultimately becoming the highlight of the film as history progressed. The movie has all the sensibilities of a Marx Brothers comedy highlighted by the charm and sexual confidence that Ms. Monroe embodied. Looking at the work that the actress produced in her career, it’s a shame that a nomination for Oscar never came her way.

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GLENDALE - Jaque was born January 10, 1933, in Yuma, Ariz., and was the eldest of four children. She died peacefully of stroke complications, January 9, 2018, in Collegedale, Tenn. She is predeceased by her parents; John W. Rose and Fern P. Rose; husband John Meldrajs; son John Lynn Meldrajs; daughter-in-law Donna Forrest; sisters Kathrene Annabelle Tank; and Jane Lauretta Wilson. She is survived by; daughters Ilga Jane Meldrajs; and Nora Kay (Richard) Moody; son Aivars Meldrajs; David Meldrajs; granddaughters Elsa, Hannah, Sarah and Lena Moody; brother Larry Dale Rose; and nieces and nephews. Jaque graduated from Peoria High

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CAVE CREEK – The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society is offering a free lecture opportunity with, James Snead PhD, who will be presenting “Obliterated Itineraries: The Archaeology of Roads, Paths, and Trails.” Movement is an essential aspect of human lives, yet one that leaves ambiguous traces in the archaeological record. In recent years, archaeologists have begun to systematically explore these faint signatures of travel as important elements of the cultural landscape of the past. From this evidence, we can better understand not only how movement took place, but who did it, how it was controlled, and what it meant from the perspectives of travelers. This lecture uses evidence for several related projects to discuss these ideas, and what they mean to our understanding of the past. Examples include Ancestral Pueblo and Chacoan paths/roads in New Mexico, and stone pathways built by the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia. Together, they provide a fascinating

look at how archaeologists can “move through time,” often in the literal footsteps of those who went before. Snead’s current research includes the study of roads, paths, and trails in the archaeological record. His co-edited volume, “Landscapes of Movement,” was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2009. Initial work on this topic took place at Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. More recently, he has conducted fieldwork on the stone pathways of Yap, Micronesia. Other research interests include historical archaeology of the American West and the history of archaeology. New publications include a 2017 special issue of the journal Kiva on the archaeology of Chaco Roads (83:1), and The Original Jones Boys: Archaeologies of Race and Place in 19th Century America (World Archaeology, forthcoming). James E. Snead is Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge.

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