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NORTH VALLEY – The Daisy Mountain and Black Canyon City fire departments are mutual aid partners, and since July 2016, they’ve been sharing the leadership of DMFD Fire Chief Mark Nichols. Now, the two fire departments are looking into consolidation or a merger to reduce each department’s overhead and efficiently utilize resources. On Thursday, Jan. 19, 4 p.m., the departments will host a public meeting at the Anthem Civic Building to discuss what options are available, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Options include
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Driver killed in rollover accident on Carefree Highway PHOENIX – A 27-yearold man died in a singlevehicle accident on Carefree Highway on Sunday night. The crash took place at the North Valley Parkway intersection at approximately 6:45 p.m. The road was closed for several hours after the accident as investigators worked at the scene. According to Phoenix Police, a car carrying four people rolled over, causing the death of the driver. The other three occupants
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of the vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The car’s occupants included two young children, which Phoenix PD noted were properly restrained in car seats at the time of the accident. The driver of the car has been identified as Jacob Bossa. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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CAREFREE – The Town of Carefree is accepting applications for a qualified person to serve a two-year, unpaid appointed term on its planning and zoning commission. Resumes and letters of interest should be submitted to Kandace French, the Town Clerk, by Jan. 20, 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in being appointed must be at least 18-years-old, live within Carefree’s town boundaries and be registered to vote. The appointed commission member
will also serve on the town’s Development Review Board, and Board of Adjustment, if necessary, as part of their duties that will expire on Nov. 30, 2018, according to a public notice published by the town’s web site. The appointment will be made by the Town Council on or about Feb. 7, according to the public notice. Appointed member of Carefree’s Planning and Zoning Commission are responsible for holding public hearings
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Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival set for Jan. 20-22 CAREFREE – Fine artists from around the world will converge along Ho Hum and Easy Streets in downtown Carefree on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Jan. 20-22, for Thunderbird Artists’ 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival. This Carefree show features more than 150 renowned, juried artists who will showcase and sell their original work from 10 a.m.5 p.m. each day.
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Watercolor and oil painter Terry Meyer, best known for his paintings of horses, will be the featured artist at the January show. Meyer is one of 150 fine artists who will participate in January’s three-day event. The artisans in the Carefree show will display paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink, impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, baskets, clay, metal, stone, spectacular handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography, and more. A retired teacher from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, featured artist Meyer has always loved painting. During a 25-year career teaching middle and high school special education, Meyer would wake up early each morning to paint before he left for work. When he retired, Meyer finally decided to pursue art full time and has been selling his work around the country for the past 10 years. “Creating art is an in-themoment kind of thing,” said Meyer. “There’s something that pushes me to paint and put things on canvas. When I’m painting, there’s nothing else in the whole world.” Most of Meyer’s work comes from a collage of ideas and moments he has personally experienced. While he refers to photographs from time to time to remind him of a specific moment, he does not paint from them.
Pictured here is artwork by Terry Meyer. Meyer is the featured artist at the upcoming Carefree festival.
“A photograph can show you an instant in time, but I’m not painting an instant in time,” said Meyer. “I’m painting things that happen over time. The horse may be standing there, but my painting has to show how the horse got to where it is and that it is ready to go somewhere else. There’s movement even when the horse is standing still.” Meyer, who builds frames and stretches many of his own canvases, can spend up to an hour in his studio before ever picking up a paint brush. “When I start to paint, it’s not actually with a brush,” said Meyer. “I spend time looking at my art work and what I’ve done, and I think about what I might do. When I see things start to develop in my mind, that’s when I start mixing colors to paint.” The festival combines exquisite fine art with an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting.
Pictured: DFT cast members practicing for their upcoming production.
For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1. A vast array of domestic and imported wines will be available for tasting from local wineries. Admission to the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival is $3 for adults, and free for ages 17 years or younger. Parking is free all weekend. For more information, call (480) 837-5637 or visit www.ThunderbirdArtists.com.
SCOTTSDALE – Desert Foothills Theater is shaking things up with their upcoming production of ‘All Shook Up’, opening Friday, Jan. 13. Desert Foothills Theater, a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, will run this production Jan. 13-22 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, 33606 N. 60th St., in Scottsdale. Directed by Sara Bernstein with musical direction by Daniel Kurek, the youth production is set in a square little town in 1955. A guitar-
playing roustabout rides into town and changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling musical fantasy that will have the audience jumpin’ right out of their blue suede shoes with classics like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. during the run from Jan. 13-22. Adult Tickets range from $16 to $21. Youth tickets are $14 to $16. To order tickets, visit www. dftheater.org or call (480) 488-1981.
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Jewelry making classes to be held in Anthem ANTHEM – Jewelry making classes are scheduled to be held at the Anthem Civic building, beginning this month. ‘Intro to Wire Working’ will be held on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m., or Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.; the cost for this class is $35. A class focusing on necklace-making will be held on Jan. 27, at 1 p.m.; cost is $45. A bracelet class is scheduled for Jan. 28, at 9 a.m., or on Feb. 21, at 10 a.m.; this class costs $45. The classes will be led by Denise Paradis, who has taught jewelry making, including wirework and metalsmithing. The activities are suitable for beginners. Classes are 2-3 hours in length; prices vary by class. All tools and materials are provided. Participants need to be 16 or older, and classes are limited to six participants. Register in person at the Anthem Civic Building. Butterfly Wonderland hosting Native American Cultural Experience Days SCOTTSDALE – Butterfly Wonderland will hold Native American Cultural Experience Days on Saturday, Jan. 21 and
Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests are invited to Butterfly Wonderland to help honor the tribal neighbors. Live music will be provided by Aaron White from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Native American storytelling with Anthony Phillips at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. For more information, call (480) 800-3000 or visit www.butterflywonderland.com. IRS offers free tax resources NORTH VALLEY – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that free tax help is available online, by phone, and in-person. The IRS encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the online tools and resources at IRS.gov. Many taxpayers, who don’t want to wait, can get answers to tax questions right away at IRS. gov. Through IRS.gov, taxpayers can check the status of their refund, get free tax software, get transcripts, make payments, set up installation payments, get answers to tax law questions, and download IRS forms and publications. According to the IRS, nearly every tax issue can now be
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix adds upgrades in prep for March opening GLENDALE – Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix opens for its 2017 season on March 18 with a major upgrade to the Wet ‘n ‘Wild Jr. area called Barefootin’ Bay. The new interactive water play structure includes an overhead tipping bucket, water sprayers, tipping cones, a canopy, and crawl nets adjacent to a new splash pool. Additional 2017 enhancements include more seating, restrooms and renovated restrooms, plus a state of the art UV/Ozone water filtration system. Barefootin’ Bay will be added to the northwest side of Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr. and will include a large interactive play structure with slides and a 4,700 square-foot kids’ pool. The tipping bucket and water sprayers mimic the fun of the larger Boogie Board Beach. Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is located at 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, in north Glendale. Preschool story time at Cave Creek library CAVE CREEK – The Desert Foothills Library is holding Preschool Storytime every Tuesday in January, starting at 9:45 a.m. each time. Children ages 2.5-5 can take part in a 30-minute story time that includes music, movement, and, of course, stories.
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are $75 each or two tickets for $125, and include dinner, one entry to the evening raffle prize, and one cocktail. Reservations can be made online at northvalleysymphony.org/eventscalendar. ADOT notes that Arizona IDs are still valid for air travel PHOENIX – Arizona driver licenses and state identification cards are valid for air travel until Oct. 1, 2020. The Arizona Department of Transportation is sharing that message with travelers who may be confused by new Transportation Security Administration placards posted at airports. These notices say that beginning on Jan. 28, 2018, travelers using a driver license or state ID for travel will need one from a state compliant with the federal REAL ID Act or a state with an extension for compliance. Arizona is among states granted federal extensions allowing valid driver licenses and state IDs to be used for travel until Oct. 1, 2020. That’s because Arizona has started offering a voluntary ID that meets REAL ID Act requirements. Arizonans have the option now to obtain a Voluntary Travel ID. It’s available by appointment at Motor Vehicle Division offices or without an appointment at an Authorized Third Party provider offering driver license services. It costs $25 and in most cases is valid for eight years. Visit azdot.gov/TravelID for more information on the Voluntary Travel ID and the documents required to get one, to schedule an appointment to get a Voluntary Travel ID at an MVD office or to locate an Authorized Third Party offering driver license services. You also can schedule an MVD appointment to get a Voluntary Travel ID via ServiceArizona.com. Input on off-highway vehicle recreation on BLM land sought NORTH VALLEY – The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages offhighway vehicle enthusiasts
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It is winter in the barn. Not just the weather, but the Season of life. My old horse Baxter has arthritis pretty bad, struggles to walk and as my neighbor says, “his time is a coming.” Sadly, our Vet agrees. May I introduce you to Baxter? He is my oldest horse, a Texas-branded Quarter Horse that is about twenty-nine years old. He is a giant of a horse, well mannered and will do just about you ask him to do. Unless what are you asking him to do interferes with his plans to do something else. Actually, he is barn sour, buddy sour, agoraphobic, claustrophobic with occasional panic attacks. Other than that, he is easy-going. Baxter loves children and is the perfect “kid horse.” He has carried four grandsons, three nieces and numerous neighbor children of all ages on his back. He likes little girls best of all (unless they put pink ribbons in his mane) and doesn’t mind if two (possibly three small ones) are riding at the same time, no saddle required. Adults can ride him too. He has been the “family horse” for many years and any adult non-rider can get on him in the arena. He has more photos taken with people riding him than Roy Roger’s Trigger, with daughters, nieces, son-inlaws, neighbors, cousins and friends mounted happily on him as he trots them around in circles. The only family member who hasn’t ridden Baxter is my 94-year-old mother. (Still working on her).
Baxter also likes to be ridden on the trail. Unless he sees a leaf falling from a tree, or a squirrel running across his path, or a candy-wrapper blowing along the ground. Because then he will give you the ride of your life, so you better hold on. He does not walk fast, unless a mountain lion is stalking him (in his mind) and at times he won’t move at all. One time I rode him off the property and he didn’t want to go, so he started walking backwards back down the road. He is undertrained, underridden and over-indulged. He would have been a great horse with a better rider. Baxter has many talents. He can take a huge swig of water and hold it in his mouth for a
When I got him, he was twelve years old and had spent most of his time around other ranch horses. But then I paired him up with a pretty little filly and it was love at first sight. The petite chestnut mare, Sedona, with a thick black mane, became his dream-girl. For nine years, until Sedona became ill and passed away, he stayed in her orbit, happy to follow her around. Baxter was love-sick. When Sedona died, Baxter was inconsolable. He kicked the barn and refused to eat. He got a bleeding ulcer. His hair on his forehead turned pure white in two months. He paced the arena back and forth like a horse gone mad. He suffered greatly. Several years ago, we got a little palomino pony named
Baxter has felt the joy of love and the agony of loss. He has shown kindness to children and has the personality of Dennis the Menace and Mr. Ed combined. very long time. Then, without warning, he can spit the water out like a stream coming from a water pistol! He has done this to a few neighbors and likes to walk up to folks and squirt them in the face! (Not very neighborly). He loves to stick his tongue out. I am not sure why but he hangs his tongue out like a slab of bacon. He has a habit of nipping (mostly other horses). If you want to halter Baxter, he will put his head down. Unless he doesn’t want to. Then he will hold his head up so high that you almost need a stool to get to the top. He loves being groomed and bathed. Especially by little girls who dote on him. Once groomed, he loves to run to the nearest patch of dirt and will roll and roll till he is completely filthy. He stays in the barn during a rain storm, but once over he will find some mud and lie down in it until he is caked from head to tail.
Buttercup, who has helped him through the grief. He treats her like a little sister. Sometimes annoyed with her antics, other times ignoring her, but mostly accepting her company. Baxter’s appetite came back and he can eat as much as an elephant without gaining weight. He has felt the joy of love and the agony of loss. He has shown kindness to children and has the personality of Dennis the Menace and Mr. Ed combined. I guess an ending is coming. My mother said maybe I could find an assisted living arrangement for Baxter. My husband, Doug, and I laughed. We are the “assist.” Come on Baxter, just go on living. But it is winter in the barn. And soon he will take the next trail on that pain-free, glorious path to the gates of heaven where he will get his wings. No saddle required. Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a comment or a story? Email Judy at judy@ judybluhm.com.
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Nichols noted that DMFD already utilizes a mutual aid agreement with BCC Fire, which allows DMFD to request aid when it is needed, frequently in large incidents such as accidents on the freeway. The two departments already have an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for some services. On June 30, 2016, the Black Canyon City fire chief retired. Through a July 1, 2016 IGA, DMFD provides administrative oversight for BCC Fire. DMFD also provides mechanical services, for a fee. Joining forces offers some benefits for both departments, as merging would allow efficiencies. If they combined, the departments could phase out some individual administrative staffing areas, such as sharing an accountant and an attorney, and only one fire chief would be needed. Additional savings would be offered through healthcare and workmen’s comp. “The larger an organization is, you have buying power,” Nichols said. Merging options are costneutral for DMFD; the potential efficiencies could save money for the fire district. “Our funds will be able to manage our district. For the citizens, it’s not going to cost them anything. If we can’t be cost-neutral, the plan won’t move forward,” Nichols emphasized. The Black Canyon City Fire Department is facing financial difficulties, which will become increasingly more urgent over the next several years. Therefore, their fire board is seeking options to deal with the financial problems before it becomes a crisis. As fire districts’ budgets are restricted by a number of factors, including property growth, BCC Fire has limited options for revenue. The Black Canyon City Fire Department includes one station and employs five full-time first responders. The department also has a large part-time and reserve pool of first responders, according to Nichols.
The Daisy Mountain Fire Department has four stations, and the district encompasses 105 square miles. DMFD employs 92 full-time first responders, and instead of having a reserve pool to call on if employees are ill or taking time off, DMFD has “rovers” available, who work where they’re needed. If the departments merged, the two 5-member fire boards would combine, with three DMFD members and two BCC Fire members comprising the new board. Under consolidation, the BCC board would be dissolved. Those who wanted to sit on the fire board again could run for office in a future election. A fire authority is another option; under this plan, each district would remain whole and retain their fire boards, but the departments would be linked. Each district would retain their own operational costs. No matter what’s decided, some changes are upcoming. The current services contract the departments hold will expire on June 30, 2017, and DMFD does not plan to renew it. Nichols noted that if the departments did not merge in any way that DMFD would assist BCC Fire in recruiting and hiring a fire chief. Fire departments joining forces is fairly common, as frequently offers increased
efficiency and service delivery. The Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District was formed in 2014 as a result of the collaboration and the merger of the Lakeside, Show Low, and Linden fire districts. In 2016, the Camp Verde and Montezuma Rimrock fire districts formed the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority, keeping both fire districts in place, while working closely together for increased efficiency and costs savings. Chief Nichols said that the departments’ fire boards will consider options at the public meeting on Jan. 19 and “from that, they’re going to go back to the respective districts and decide what to do.” No specific date has been set for a decision, but budgets for the departments will begin being drawn up in February, and a decision needs to be made before the budgets can be finalized. Additional public meetings will be held to answer questions and encourage resident feedback. “Once we determine the path we’re going to take, we’re going to have public input,” Nichols said. A merger, consolidation, or other agreement would have to be approved via a majority vote from each fire board. The fire boards consist of elected officials who represent the public and will be seeking input through community meetings.
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YCSO shares overview of recent rescues and reminds motorists to use extra caution in bad weather conditions YAVAPAI COUNTY – Yavapai County Sheriff ’s Office deputies and dedicated search and rescue volunteers have been busy in recent weeks with rescue-related incidents. YCSO is sharing information on these rescues in hopes that the information will help others to avoid similar dangerous situations. On Dec. 24, 2016, ADOT closed I-40 between Williams and Seligman due to heavy snow. At around 10 p.m., YCSO dispatchers received two calls, one from a couple heading to
Laughlin and another from a group of eight friends returning to Las Vegas after visiting the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Both groups were stuck in the snow and mud on Drake Road near County Road 73 as it comes down from Williams. A YCSO Forest Patrol Deputy called out members of both the Jeep Posse and YCSRT 4x4 Unit to assist with driving the parties out. The rescue volunteers met in Chino Valley and made their way along Hwy 89A to Drake Road. About half a mile past the cement plant at Drake,
Pictured are recent weather-related incidents to which YCSO responded, including a semi stuck in heavy snow and a pickup truck stuck in a flooded wash. YCSO is again reminding drivers to never try to cross a flooded wash!
they encountered a semi-truck and trailer completely blocking Drake Road. On the east side of the truck were four occupied vehicles that had been heading west but could not get past the truck. The rescuers continued on to the other two groups and picked up 10 passengers who had to abandon their vehicles on site for later removal. On the way back to Hwy 89A, the rescuers picked up three more passengers who decided not to stay in their vehicle. Everyone was transported to a hotel in Prescott. Members from each group stated they had exited at the closure on I-40 and used a GPS device to find an alternate route. As the 13 stranded people were being dropped off from the Drake rescue, deputies received another call regarding a family of four that were stuck in Juniper Woods Ranch following a detour around the I-40 closure at Seligman. Patrol units were able to get them out and give them a ride to Ash Fork. YCSO warns motorists that it’s wise to remember that using GPS based
directions to access ‘side’ roads can be risky and in the case of weather events, road conditions are always unpredictable and may provide danger to motorists. On Jan. 1, the YCSO Forest Patrol Deputy was called to a report of two men stuck in their pickup truck in Silver Creek off of Bloody Basin Rd. The water was up to the bottom of the windows when they tried to cross going westbound. The truck lost forward momentum and was pushed downstream about 10 feet. Swift water rescue crews were called, but before they deployed, subjects were able to make it safely to the east bank when the water level dropped sufficiently. YCSO is once again reminding everyone that crossing flooded washes is extremely dangerous! It takes just 12 inches of flowing water to carry off a small car and only 18 to 24 inches for larger vehicles. More than half of the deaths from flooding each year occur in vehicles. Also on Jan. 1, deputies received information there
was a group stuck at the Sycamore Cabin on Dugas Rd. The response of deputies was delayed because Sycamore Creek was running too high. Eventually, the group was able to leave with help from incoming cabin guests. Preparing for such trips should include a review of predicable weather events and the willingness to cancel such activity to avoid problems. On Jan. 2, YCSO deputies were dispatched to an area on Camp Wood Road regarding a Kingman couple who were stranded when their vehicle became stuck in the mud southwest of the Yolo Ranch. The wife had to walk a couple of miles from their vehicle to get a cell phone signal and call for help as her husband is a paraplegic and diabetic. The YCSO Jeep Posse was deployed and brought the couple to safety. The couple had been out hunting when their vehicle became disabled in the mud. See more about the work of the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team at www.ycsrt.org.
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Have you ever believed something’s value is against all probability? Playwright Steven Sachs replies, “Isn’t that what we do every day as artists? Half of our energy goes into creating what we believe in and the other half goes into screaming to the world that art matters!” Yes, art matters!, and thanks to Theatre Actors Studio in Scottsdale, we have the opportunity to enjoy a very poignant play about the power of belief, dreams, and the bumps in the road on the journey to “reality” in Steven Sachs’s play Bakersfield Mist. Marney, a member of the Board of Directors, who plays Maude in Bakersfield Mist, started taking the stage in Houston, Texas and has performed major roles and directed numerous stage productions in the U.S., Australia, and Singapore. Her favorite parts include Velma in Chicago and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? In addition to her involvement at Theatre Actors Studio, she and her husband, Alan, who is also an actor and writer, own Arizona Performing Arts providing corporate entertainment. Marney has appeared in several of the productions at the Studio, most recently the Summer Shorts series, Love, Loss and What I Wore, An
Pictured: Marney, in Bakersfield Mist.
Evening with Harold Pinter, Podski’s Hole and Father Christmas and the Snow Queen. In the case of Bakersfield Mist, she knew as soon as she read the script and watched the documentary the play is based on that it was something that audiences would enjoy and she, as an actress, would like to do. Marney says that Bakersfield Mist carries an extremely important message for today’s American culture, because it is about never giving up, no matter what. Marney summarizes it as, “When you believe in something you have to follow through – no matter what. The play clearly exposes our preconceived ideas about class and attitudes and about what makes something or someone authentic.” It’s a drama, but author Steven Sachs adds rays of light through comedy. As Marney sees it, “Good comedy always comes out of telling the truth. We all face things each day that are difficult and often using humor helps us through those situations.”
In Bakersfield Mist, Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she is convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this thought-provoking comedydrama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic. Bakersfield Mist runs Jan. 13-19, at Theatre Actors Studio, in Scottsdale. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for groups of 10 or more, seniors 65 and over, and members of the military, and $15 for students 25 and under. This show does contain mature language. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (602) 765-0120 or visit Theatre Actors Studio’s web site at www.thestudiophx.org. Contact Arts Columnist Shea Stanfield at flowingquill@ yahoo.com.
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SCOTTSDALE – Connect with more than 40 local health and wellness resources serving your community at the Health & Resources Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 28. The free, family-friendly event will be hosted at Cactus Shadows High School’s Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., in north Scottsdale. The expo offers education and activities for all ages, from infants to seniors. Interactive demonstrations, speakers, and fitness activities will be featured at the expo. A food truck will be on site with healthy lunch offerings at the festive event that promotes and provides resources for proactive wellness. The expo will include on-site health and nutrition experts, discussions on avoiding scams, improving car seat safety, bicycle safety, home safety, internet safety, and more. Walgreens will offer pneumonia and flu immunizations, as well. Kids can try out the Little Kickers, Jubilate music program, and POW (super hero stretches). Adults can learn about Chair Yoga, improving brain function, avoiding drug interactions, inhome services for seniors, APS account reviews, and receive informative tips on “Fall Injury Prevention and Fall Recovery,” with physical therapist Cynthia Driskell. “The public is invited to come out and learn about the many resources in our community.
The expo is chock-full of fun for everyone, and offers relevant information and activities for all. It is important for residents to know about the many resources available. The nonprofit and business communities have come together to provide information in a unique way that is free and fun for the entire family,” said Debbra Determan of the Foothills Caring Corps. Further highlights include learning to spot fraud and elder abuse, along with tips on how to prevent identity theft, U.S. military veteran assistance, and other topics of interest. The Maricopa County Human Services Department will provide information on in-home services for senior citizens, utility assessments, and APS account reviews. The community-wide event is organized by HonorHealth, the Foothills Caring Corps, the Foothills Food Bank, the Town of Cave Creek, the Desert Foothills Library, the Cave Creek Unified School District, the Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Carefree Physical Therapy, Maricopa County District Attorney’s office, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Scottsdale Human Services, the Town of Carefree, Paradise Valley Community College, and other sponsors. For more information, call (480) 488-1105 or visit foothillscaringcorps.com.
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The board of adjustment is a quasi-judicial body created to hear and decide requests and appeal when it is alleged there is an error in the enforcement of the town’s zoning ordinance, according to the town’s web site. The development review board “promotes development consistent with the town’s goals of protecting its unique desert environment,” according to the town’s zoning ordinance. Carefree’s Development Review Board will be required to serve for any new nonresidential construction including land disturbance, any new development in the mountainside zoning district, and other applicable uses as required in the zoning ordinance. For any person interested in applying, more information can be found at http://carefree.org/212/ Planning-Zoning-Commission.
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Goal setting teaches toddlers and preschoolers lifelong skills • Learning to tie their shoes or get dressed on their own. • Getting to bed by a certain time every day.
Courtesy of First Things First Around this time, millions of Americans set goals for themselves on things they would like to do or improve this year. For parents and caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers, this New Year’s tradition offers a wonderful opportunity to expand children’s learning. As 2017 begins, parents can engage their children in conversations about past years’ celebrations and upcoming resolutions. Adults can share resolutions they have made in the past and talk about how setting goals helps us grow and learn. They can also talk with their children about setting realistic and achievable goals for themselves.
First Things First offers some ways to approach the conversation of setting goals for the new year. Remember that it must be a back-and-forth dialogue between a caregiver and a child. Also, the child must arrive at their resolution on their own.
For toddlers and preschoolers, some simple resolutions might include: • Reading together for 30 minutes every day. • Brushing teeth every day, or learning to do it on their own. • Trying one new fruit or vegetable each month. • Less TV or computer use to make time for family games or physical activity.
In these discussions, help your child decide how they will monitor their progress and what good rewards for progress might be. For example a new book, stickers on a calendar, a visit to a museum or local event might be rewards. As the year progresses, use successes or challenges as opportunities to talk about setting higher goals or adjusting old goals to be more realistic. Focus always on the positive – such as progress made or obstacles that have been overcome. At each step along the way, parents will see their children achieving their goals, but the process itself will strengthen parent-child relationships, build vocabulary (resolution is a BIG word) and contribute to skills – such as motivation, self-esteem and focus – that will serve our children now, once they enter school and throughout their lives.
Soroptimist International and Foothills Food Bank team up for Christmas giving SCOTTSDALE – Multiple families had a merrier Christmas, thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills and Foothills Food Bank. The Foothills Food Bank’s Adopt A Family program provided needed support to local families. Once again this year, Soroptimist International members wrapped gifts for the families of the program, and Soroptimists collected and assembled personal care items to be handed out to families at the food bank the week of Christmas.
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AZGFD issues reminder not to feed wildlife NORTH VALLEY – Feeding wildlife can endanger both yourself and the wild animals, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is reporting that people feeding wild animals has become a public safety hazard in northern Arizona. According to AZGFD, incidents of wildlife endangering people and their pets in this region have increased over the past few months. Recently, an elk regularly fed by Pine residents reportedly charged several individuals in separate instances. One woman was forced to take refuge in a greenhouse on her property to escape. Also in Pine, a young male elk entered a resident’s yard through an open gate and began stomping on her dog. The dog later died from its injuries. A Pine resident freed an elk that had its antlers entangled in a tire swing. But the elk returned the next day because residents continued to set out food. In Strawberry, herds of javelina have rushed local residents. One man who was charged by a javelina killed it. More than a dozen elk and deer deaths have been reported to AZGFD in this region. In each case, residents were intentionally or inadvertently feeding the animals.
Aggressive behavior toward people by elk and javelina is unusual, but feeding increases the frequency of these conflicts. Wildlife that become comfortable around humans lose their natural fear and can become bold and aggressive. In these recent reports to AZGFD, the aggressive behavior by wildlife appears unprovoked. Habituated animals often must be euthanized when they become a threat to human safety. “The feeding and resulting habituation often causes these bold and increasingly aggressive behaviors, and can lead to animal deaths,” said Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Manager Joseph Sayer. “When you feed wildlife, you’re not doing animals any favors. In fact, you may be attracting them to their deaths.” According to AZGFD Veterinarian and Wildlife Health Program Supervisor Anne Justice-Allen, the inappropriate foods people give to wildlife also can kill them. “Wildlife are adapted to survive on native vegetation,” said Justice-Allen. “When deer, elk, and javelina eat grain or snack foods such as potato chips or kitchen scraps, they can develop conditions such as bloat, diarrhea, and
Pictured are urban javelinas in a neighborhood. AZGFD warns residents against feeding wildlife, as this encourages wild animals to stay in urban areas.
bacterial infections, all of which can lead to death.” “Habituated wildlife also attract unwanted attention from both predators and people. When you attract prey animals, you’ll also attract their natural predators and human hunters. We’ve seen an increase in disputes between neighbors when one wants to feed the wildlife, another considers it a nuisance,
and still another wants to hunt it,” added Officer Sayer. “When you feed wildlife you change its behavior, putting it, your neighbors and yourself at risk. Please help us keep wildlife wild.” When encountering wildlife, keep a safe distance and discourage interaction with them. Report aggressive or unusual animal behavior to the Arizona Game and Fish Department at (623) 236-7201 at any time, day or night.
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What does it mean to have faith? This question means something different to every person and is categorized and signified by numerous factors beyond the simple aspect of religious designation. Director Martin Scorsese has dealt with this concept of faith and the doubt that comes with it throughout his entire film career. From the conflict of Jesus in “The Last Temptation of Christ”, the maturation of the Dalai Lama in “Kundun”, the divisiveness of clashing principles in “Gangs of New York”, faith played a prominent role in each of these films. You can even analyze further the non-verbal imagery that Scorsese displays in his films and find aspects of faith throughout; the introduction of convict with a cross tattooed on his shoulders in “Cape Fear” is an easy example. Faith can even be found in the ambition of Scorsese as a filmmaker, who has waited decades to create the passion project “Silence”, which is adapted from the 1966 novel by Shusaku Endo. “Silence” is a film about how one chooses to have faith and the challenges that come with expressing your faith within the world. It’s a film that beautifully and complicatedly displays this aspect in every frame, a film that in less experienced, talented hands would not have the evocative power that Scorsese floods into every moment of the film. The premise is simplistic; it’s a story about two Catholic
SILENCE Directed by: Martin Scorsese Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds Monte’s Rating: 4.00 out of 5.00 missionaries, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), who journey to Japan to find their mentor (Liam Neeson). The priests have been informed that their respected mentor committed apostasy, a renunciation of the faith. Christianity has been outlawed during this time in Japan, leading to violence and persecution against any person practicing the religion. Rodrigues and Garrpe, fearing for their lives and the lives of the people worshipping in secrecy, are left in a state of doubt and in a struggle of faith. There is much to admire in the beautiful yet brutal “Silence”. The calmness of the camera during moments of crisis and conflict, the patience to ask questions of the viewer without easy explanation, the atmosphere that evokes a connection with natural sound rather than a big composition; it’s everything that you’d expect from an auteur like Scorsese. The meticulous nature of the filmmaking techniques are completely obvious, as are the odes to Japanese filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi; these moments craft
some of the recent best images in film. While all these elements create an intoxicating film, there is so much more that is being proposed within the quiet narrative. The narrative consistently reverts to the aspect of faith and doubt. The question, “What does it mean to have faith?”, is painstakingly analyzed throughout the film to lesser and greater degrees throughout. To call it complicated would be an understatement because the themes in this film hold such a specific, personal, and experiential quality with different people. Some may feel that at times Scorsese seems to hamper the purpose with an abundance of repetition while others may see this is a recurring link to the challenges that face people of faith. Again, it’s never completely defined one way or another. Scorsese offers scenes and images meant to create personal examination. It’s fascinating and infuriating at times. The silence in the film reflects the role of God to the people that worship Him, call upon His name, and suffer tremendously for Him within this film; it’s an examination of the concepts associated with having faith in something or someone. The silence also displays the struggle with doubt and belief, which is always present regardless of how faithful one may think they are. “Silence” is a complicated experience, but it’s a worthwhile experience for any cinephile or Martin Scorsese fan. It’s fascinating filmmaking from one of the best filmmakers of all time.
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As medications find way to water supply, experts eye better tracking Although pharmaceuticals are not deemed an “appreciable risk to human health” when consumed via drinking water, another study in Europe found that daily use chemicals contribute more to water toxicity than high priority pollutants defined by the Clean Water Act. On a national level, researchers from the EPA surveyed 50 large wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. to determine whether they could find traces of 56 pharmaceuticals, drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone, in the treated water. The survey, released in 2013, found low concentrations of these drugs in every water
sample they tested. Regardless of the findings, EPA researchers estimated adults and aquatic life faced low risk from this exposure. “Even under the extreme scenario of someone consuming half a gallon of treated wastewater per day over the course of a year, they would get the equivalent of less than a daily dose of any pharmaceutical currently in use,” according to an EPA blog. “For most pharmaceuticals, it would be less than one daily dose over the course of a lifetime.” Cronkite News reporter Bri Cossavella contributed to this article.
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Phoenix police precincts have prescription drop-off bins where people can get rid of unwanted drugs. The bins should be emptied monthly, but Officer Joe Bruno said they have be to emptied about once a week because they fill up too fast. This bin at the Mountain View precinct had just been emptied. SYDNEY MAKI CRONKITE NEWS
PHOENIX – The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in the state for two weeks straight, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. As those pills, like other medications, are taken or tossed, some of the chemicals found in them can end up in the water supply. Chemical contaminants, ranging from prescription drugs to hygiene products, can enter the environment through landfills, flushed waste and shower drains. In the U.S., some of the most common contaminants include prescription and nonprescription drugs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “Even though there are probably more questions than answers surrounding this subject, it is not new,” said Jennifer Martin, a water coordinator for the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club. “The amount of pharmaceuticals and toiletry chemicals entering the environment is comparable to pesticides, but gets a lot less attention.” The impact these chemicals have on the environment is
not well understood, and there are few studies dedicated to monitoring opioids as they move from the population to waste products and finally to the environment, said Beth Polidoro, a researcher of risk assessment, applied toxicology and environmental chemistry in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University. By Environmental Protection Agency standards, opioids fall under the category of PPCP, which stands for Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products. In other words, opioids are considered “daily use chemicals,” along with other types of medicines, shampoos, detergents and perfumes, said Leif Abrell, an associate research scientist in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. The EPA regulates contaminants in drinking water considered toxic to humans. However, the disposal of most of the daily use chemicals – like opioids – aren’t regulated and are treated by wastewater treatment plants, he said. Abrell said it would be very difficult to monitor because the resources just aren’t available. With millions of painkillers circulating annually, health and
environmental officials often encourage consumers to use pill drop-off locations to dispose of unwanted or leftover pills. However, “contaminants of emerging concern” continue to show up in water samples throughout Arizona. Between 2007 and 2009, water samples from Arizona surface water, wastewater, drinking water treatment plants and groundwater recharge sites showed 26 contaminants in a study by Chao-An Chiu, who authored the study as a doctoral dissertation, and Paul Westerhoff, professor and senior adviser on science and engineering to the ASU vice provost. Water samples taken from the Salt River, where visitors spend summer days tubing, swimming and tanning, and other groundwater and surface water sources showed evidence of consistent contaminants, such as acetaminophen, oxybenzone and caffeine. The Salt River watershed and Colorado River systems supply nearly 3.5 million people in metro Phoenix with drinking water, according to the study. The study called for better tracking of contaminants in drinking water and suggested establishing a database and long-term monitoring.
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County teams up with state agencies to launch program that helps deaf and hard of hearing NORTH VALLEY – Maricopa County Emergency Management has teamed up with state agencies to launch a pilot program addressing communication messages for those who are deaf and hard of hearing. Most people get that information through broadcasts, social media, or even word of mouth, but an estimated 1.1 million Arizonans are deaf or hard of hearing and need an alternative way to get emergency messages. Emergency officials from the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM), and Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management (MCDEM) partnered with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) to launch the Emergency Response Interpreter Credentialing (ERIC) Program. “We identified a gap in the accessibility of information for the deaf and hard of hearing communities,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, Dist. 4. “Launching this program is an important step to ensure accessibility to those hard of hearing and deaf.” The 3-day program includes training for American Sign
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Medina’s House Cleaning
20+ Years Experience A professional residential cleaning service you can trust. Cleaning your home on schedule and with consistent quality is always our first priority!!
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January 11, 2017
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A family cleaning company you can trust! Where we know every job is different but every client is special. One Call Cleans it All! Jami (602)558-8158 Office (602)944-9000
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ELEGANT TOUCH HOME SERVICES INC.
Residential & Commercial Cleaning Services
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33401 N. 56th St.
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FRAZEE Water Well Drilling, LLC
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CLASSIFIEDS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THEFOOTHILLSFOCUS.COM TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED. RATE FOR CLASSIFIEDS ARE $20 FOR THE FIRST 20 WORDS, THEN $0.50/WORD FOR EACH WORD THEREAFTER AND MUST BE PREPAID. DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIEDS IS WED. AT 5PM FOR THE FOLLOWING WED. ISSUE. CLASSIFIEDS MAY ALSO BE FAXED TO 623-465-1363. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CLASSIFIEDS ARE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE. NOTICES North Valley Business Network. We would like to invite you to our growing group of local business owners. We want to work with honest and caring people. Come and join us for breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Heart and Soul Café, 8:30am. For more info please call Barb Miner 602377-1892/623-465-9253 Looking for ladies to play cards and games on Saturdays at noon. Call Nancy after 6pm 623-465-9317 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 12pm St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian. Got a drug problem? We ca help. NA Anthem 4111 W. Innovative Dr #8 Anthem AZ Wednesdays 7pm OA 12 Step Meeting. Eaters Anon. Every Tues. to 11:30 a.m. Anthem at of Christ Church Main 623 551-9851 x 0
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SOCIAL SECURITY Disability Benefits. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We can help! WIN or Pay nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-960-3595 to start your application today! (AzCAN) ADOPTIONS ARE YOU PREGNANT? Considering adoption? Young childless married couple seeks to adopt. Will be hands-on parents. Financial security. EXPENSES PAID. Clayton & Harris. 1-888344-5144. (AzCAN) AUCTIONS BIG GAME AUCTION. Saturday, January 14, 9:00am. Wickenburg Elks Lodge, 122 N. Frontier St. Antiques, guns, Indian artifacts,gold & silver coins & jewelry, bits, spurs,art, furniture, Kachinas, saddles, boots. Listing & photos mangoldauctionservice.com AUTOS WANTED: Old Porsche’s, 911, 912, Mercedes 190SL, 280SL. Jaguar, Triumph, or ANY Sportscar/Convertible/Corvette older than 1972! ANY condition! TOP $$ PAID! Call/Text: Mike 520977-1110. I bring trailer & funds. (AzCAN)
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Networks for Three Months, No Cost! Call 1-800-404-9329. (AzCAN) DISH TV – BEST DEAL EVER! Only $39.99/mo. Plus $14.99/ mo Internet (where avail.) FREE Streaming. FREE Install (up to 6 rooms.) FREE HD-DVR. Call 1-800-916-0680 (AzCAN) GARAGE SALES Anthem Moving Sale. View Website http://trdomecq.wixsite. com/anthemmovingsale 1/18 HEALTH/MEDICAL OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-843-0520 (AzCAN) DIGITAL HEARING AIDS – Now offering a 45-Day Risk Free Offer! FREE BATTERIES for Life! Call to start your free trial! 877-635-7868. (AzCAN) HELP WANTED Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for hard-working Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. No experience necessary we will train. This is a perfect job for those that are looking to supplement their income. Please email resume to: foothillsfocus@qwestoffice. net Drive with Uber. No experience is required, but you’ll need a Smartphone. It’s fun and easy. For more information, call: 800-796-6137 (AzCAN) ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 68 AZ newspapers. Reach over half a million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN) LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES FREE SHAVINGS. COW/HORSE, MANURE MIXTURE GREAT FOR FILL / FOOTING OR GARDENING MULCH. FREE LOCAL DELIVERY FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL MON-FRI 6AM-11AM 480-595-0211 TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726
MISC. JOHN DEERE TRACTORS/ IMPLEMENTS, BOBCAT EQUIPMENTLOADERS/ EXCAVATORS & MORE, HONDA GENERATORS/ POWER EQUIPMENT ON SALE, MENTION THIS ADD AND GET FREE JD HAT WITH PURCHASE CALL TODAY “:RED” @ 928-699-2842 OR EMAIL FECSALES2@GMAIL. COM Ruger Mark II .22 LR 6 inch tapered barrel 10 shot magazine. Looks and shoots like new. $325 obo. 623-465-9317 Don Wanted: .32 cal revolver ammo. Reloads okay. Don 623-465-9317 Canadian 1867-1967 centennial Winchester model 94. 30-30 Cal. octagon Barrell. $490 obo Don 623-465-9317 Ruger .22 auto pistol, signature series with holster, fixed sights, 10 round mag. 5.5 BBL tapered. Only $200 obo. Don 623-465-9317 Sporterized Ariska type 99 WWII 7.7 Japanese military rifle with “MUM” in tact. $195 obo. Don 623-465-9317 Ruger Single Six convertible .22 LR & .22 mag 6.5 inch barrel. Like new in box. $425 obo. Don 623-465-9317 MISC WANTED FREON 12 WANTED: R12 collecting dust in your garage? We pay CA$H for R12. Cylinders or
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January 11, 2017
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Pet of the Week: Ashley
Put your home or home search in good hands.
Buying or Selling? Call on a top agent!
Meet Ashley! Ashley is a beautiful 5-yearold silver tabby. This little sweetheart absolutely loves attention and would love to be forever home with her very own family. Ashley is a “lonely heart” kitty who has been in foster care for a very long time and loves her foster family but would really like to be settled in a permanent home. Ashley is a friendly kitty who is rather partial to women; she tends to be skittish around men until she gets to know them.
Once she has made friends with the people around her, she loves to be with them and cuddle. In fact, she’ll follow you around and tap your leg with her paw to get your attention. She also loves to snuggle in bed with you. She would love to be with someone who is home a lot to giveher the attention she craves. Ashley is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped. She’s also completely litter box trained. She needs an indoor-only home. A $40 adoption fee applies.
If you would like to give Ashley a forever home, please complete an Anthem Pets Matchmaker Application, available online at http://anthempets.org/adopt/.
• Multi Million Dollar Producer • Area Expert & Relocation Specialist • Active in the Phoenix and Prescott MLS • Over 17 Years Experience • Residential, Land and Commercial Experience • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers • Delivers the “Gold Standard” in Quality Service
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January 11, 2017
New Year, New Home COPPER SKY & ANDALUZA ARE NOW OPEN FOR SALES
Start the year off in a new home in a brand new community. Copper Sky & Andaluza feature three sprawling single story homes from our Capstone Collection. These executive floor plans offer elegant interiors of up to 4,342 square feet and feature desirable options. Residents will enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran desert along with the benefits of living in prestigious North Scottsdale, famous for world-class shopping, dining, golfing, and a wide variety of outdoor pastimes.
Visit the Copper Sky Sales Center to tour our models. The Sales Center for both communities is located at: 8736 E. Granite Pass Road Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (on the southwest corner of Pima Rd and Westland Rd) Open 10am – 6pm daily, Friday 1pm – 6pm.
ANDALUZA Priced from the mid $700s
For more information, visit taylormorrison.com/arizona or call 480.346.1738. All information (including, but not limited to current and future views from any property, prices, availability, incentives, floor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change or delay without notice. Images do not reflect a racial, age or ethnic preference. Prices may not include lot premiums, options and upgrades. Maps and plans are not to scale and all dimensions are approximate. Photos and descriptions of any planned improvements, features or amenities may not be an actual representation and are for illustration purposes only that remain subject to change and which are under no obligation to be completed. No binding offer to sell or lease may be made or accepted prior to the issuance of the final AZ Subdivision Public Report for the Community. A public report is available at the AZ Real Estate Department’s website. Not an offer to sell or lease where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Please see a Community Sales Manager for details or visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers. Taylor Morrison/Arizona, Inc., ROC # 179178B. © December 2016, TM Homes of Arizona, Inc., AZ DRE # CO535669000. All rights reserved.