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Proposed bill would allow some school districts to keep more funds local ELIZABETH MEDORA STAFF
NORTH VALLEY – Representative Heather Carter has introduced HB2001 this session, which would allow nonstate aid school districts that don’t have overrides in place to keep more funds local. This bill would not be an additional tax; essentially, it redirects some of the taxes already being collected so they’re used locally. This bill would affect several Arizona school districts, including the Cave Creek Unified School District. Currently, CCUSD and the other affected districts’ taxpayers contribute to the State Equalization Tax fund,
which evens out funding among Arizona school districts. “The established formula aims to “equalize” per-pupil spending among school districts, taking into account student enrollment and property values. Under the current school finance formula, school districts receive approximately the same amount of funding per pupil,” Arizona Senate Research Staff wrote in an October 2016 State Senate Issue Brief, ‘Arizona’s School Finance System’. However, CCUSD and other districts in similar situations
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Showcasing Anthem: Anthem Days set for March 25-26
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Pictured: Fun at the Anthem Days Kids Zone.
ANTHEM – See a showcase of some of the activities that Anthem has to offer at Anthem Days, happening March 25-
Upscale Singers award scholarships to 13 students NORTH VALLEY – The Upscale Singers, a north valley musical group, has awarded vocal scholarships to 13 local students. Since 2007, the Upscale Singers have annually awarded 13 local students with vocal scholarships, ranging from $100 to $500. The 2016-17 winners represent seven different schools from the north valley and are an amazingly talented group. This year’s senior division winner is Jacob Soulliere, an
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Pictured: A group of the Upscale Singers scholarship winners.
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26 at the Anthem Community Park. This free, family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
The Frazier Shows Carnival opens ahead of the event on Thursday, March 23, at 5 p.m. The carnival hours differ from the rest of the event activities, with Friday evening fun beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. Prices and times are subject to change; the carnival schedule is posted online. All-you-can-ride wristbands will be available; $17 during posted times with a coupon, $20 without the coupon. Coupons will be available ahead of the event at the Community Center and Civic Building,
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Rural Metro Fire Department performing fire hydrant inspections CAREFREE – Rural Metro Fire Department crews are working with the Carefree Water Department to check all fire hydrants servicing the citizens of Carefree. The inspections will be ongoing now through mid-April. This will include hydrants located on the Cave Creek water system. “As a matter of routine maintenance and safety, the crews will open each hydrant checking for water pressure, debris and accessibility to the hydrant. They will be performing
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preventative maintenance such as checking threads on the caps, checking gaskets, and greasing threads,” Shawn Gilleland, Public Information Officer for Rural Metro of Central Arizona, said via email. Gilleland noted that having a representative from the water department available will allow crews to immediately report any issues and identify any discrepancies.
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as well as the Anthem Community Council Facebook page, at select local businesses, and at the ACC Booth during Anthem Days. Multiple businesses will be sharing information and more at vendor booths during Anthem Days. Live musical entertainment will be offered throughout the weekend, with Uncorked the Band playing on Saturday and Jacob Tyler Lucas Band playing on Sunday. A kids’ zone with inflatables will also be offered; fees apply for this activity. Saturday’s activities include a multisport competition sponsored by OSR Physical Therapy, and a trail mix station, sponsored by the Anthem Youth Advisory Council, at the ACC booth. The annual Anthem Days Salsa Contest will also be held on Saturday, and event participants
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are invited to weigh in with their taste buds to select the People’s Choice award. A panel of judges will determine first through third place winners. Salsa contest entrants need to register online by March 17; see more info at OnlineAtAnthem.com/anthem-days. An egg hunt will be featured on Sunday, which will include the Hippity Hop Band, Mother Nature, and Peter Cottontail. New this year, an egg hunt exclusively for special needs children will precede the public egg hunt, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, on Softball Field #4. Also on Sunday, get close-up to some furry friends at a petting zoo, and enjoy pony rides, too. Fees will apply for the petting zoo and pony rides. The Rotary will offer a beer garden. Food will be available from a variety of on-site vendors. For more information or detailed event schedules, visit OnlineAtAnthem.com/ anthem-days.
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“If a hydrant is identified as out of service, it will be reported immediately to the water department for repair and follow up. It will also be tagged as “out of service” until repaired,” Gilleland said.
This testing allows for the crews to identify available hydrants in communities, ensure the hydrants will perform as expected, and flushes out any debris that may have collected in the water line, preventing damage to pumping equipment. Crews may also use the time for training with coupler attachments, hoses, or other skills training.
a distinct sulfur-like odor, similar to rotten eggs, even if it’s faint or momentary.
a hissing or roaring coming from the ground or aboveground piping.
dirt or water blowing into the air, unexplained dead or dying grass or plants, or standing water continuously bubbling.
IF YOU SUSPECT A LEAK • Exit the area or building immediately. Tell others to evacuate and leave doors open. • From a safe place, call 911 and Southwest Gas at 877-860-6020, day or night, whether you’re a customer or not. A Southwest Gas representative will be there as soon as possible. • Don’t smoke or use matches or lighters. • Don’t turn on or off electrical switches, thermostats, or appliance controls; or do anything that could cause a spark. • Don’t start or stop an engine, or use automated (garage) doors.
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Diamond Canyon School hosting Night of Excellence ANTHEM – On Wednesday, March 29, Diamond Canyon School will once again host its annual Night of Excellence. The community is invited to join the school for an evening of fun and entertainment. Families and community members will have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful music provided by Diamond Canyon’s awardwinning bands and choirs, as well as highlights of the Diamond Canyon strings programs. View fabulous art exhibits during the A+ School of Excellence Classroom Gallery Walks. The Diamond Canyon Night of Excellence runs 5-7 p.m. the event is free, and everyone is welcome. Concessions will be available. For more information, call (623) 445-8000.
Holistic Wellness Fair to be held March 18 NEW RIVER – A Holistic Wellness Fair is planned for Saturday, March 18 at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River. The fair will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wellness talks are planned each hour. Labyrinth walks and art studio tours will be held all day. The fair is free to attend. For more information, call (623) 465-5875. The Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center is located at 49002 N 24th Ave., in New River. Folk Festival to be held March 18-19 GLENDALE – The 28th Annual Heritage/Folk Festival will be held in Sahuaro Historical Park on March 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The event will include folk and bluegrass music, cowboy
poetry and storytelling, historic site tours, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s stage/activity area, and workshops by accomplished entertainers. The festival is free to enter. For more information, call (623) 930-4200 or go online to http://glendaleaz.com. Anthem Gem & Mineral Show to be held March 25 ANTHEM – The 2017 Anthem Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club, will be held Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Boulder Creek High School. This year’s event promises to be the largest and most exciting show in the north valley, with over 30 vendors, displaying
a varied collection of gems, minerals, beads, lapidary work, jewelry, geodes, fossils, and meteorites. A specialized Kids Corner will provide a fun and educational experience. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, and kids 12 and under enter free. Find more information online at www.dmrmc.com, Meet Up and Facebook, or call Ed Winbourne at (978) 460-1528. Desert Foothills Library kicks off capital campaign CAVE CREEK – Desert Foothills Library, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community-funded library, is launching a capital campaign, Investing in Our Community. The goal is to raise $1,150,000 to fund a redesign and expansion of the library to meet the needs of the desert foothills community.
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Cowgirl Up! at Desert Caballeros Western Museum WICKENBURG – The 12th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition and Sale will be held March 2426 at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. This opening weekend includes an artists’ and patrons’ party, bash ‘n bid gala, chuck wagon breakfast, and artists’ quick draw and auction. For more details, call (928) 684-2272 or go online to www.westernmuseum.org.
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Passover Seder to be held April 11 ANTHEM – The North Valley Jewish Community Association invites the community to join them for a traditional Passover Seder at the Ironwood Dining Room, Anthem Country\ Club, on Tuesday, April 11, beginning at 5 p.m. Included will be cocktails, ceremony and service, and a buffet dinner. Cost is $45 per adult and children 3-10, $19.50. All pricing is inclusive. Children under 3 years enter at no charge. A cash bar will be available. This Passover Seder is
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don’t receive state aid, they’re paying into the general fund, and they don’t have the added financial cushion of an override. HB2001 would allow these nonstate aid districts without an override to keep more of that funding generated by their local tax bases. Under HB2001, these affected districts would receive the average funding per pupil of neighboring districts’ overrides. “About 3 years ago, our CCUSD school district taxes dropped so low, that the state started assessing an additional tax on our homeowners called “Additional Education Aid— Cave Creek” as part of our tax bills. This tax collects about $5.4 million dollars that goes out of the district and into the General Fund,” CCUSD Superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick wrote in a March 2017 Superintendent’s Message. “CCUSD is a “nonstate aid” district, meaning that our CCUSD taxes pay for our schools and we do not receive our funding from the General Fund. However, almost all school districts and all charters do get their funding from this fund. So, our additional tax is funding our district neighbors who also have overrides, but none of this tax goes to support CCUSD schools. We would like to keep funding generated by our community in our community.”
Facebook.com/TheFoothillsFocus All the districts that, at this time, would be affected by HB2001 are small; CCUSD is the largest of the group, with approximately 5,400 students. If HB2001 goes through, it only applies to school districts that don’t have overrides in place and would no longer apply to any of the currently affected school districts if they passed an override in the future. If the bill passes, CCUSD would be able to keep an additional $3.9 million per year of the
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staff in 2008. Teacher pay has been consistently low, and the district has had to cut back on support staff, including nurses, counselors, and librarians. Despite the financial cuts, the district continues to receive excelling ratings and has developed some of the state’s most innovative language immersion programs. Burdick credits this success to the teamwork and dedication of CCUSD’s staff. If HB2001 passes, the plan in CCUSD
“It keeps CCUSD tax money in CCUSD.” - CCUSD Superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick on HB2001. money that’s already being collected from the community in the district. “It wouldn’t change anything for our taxpayers from what they’re currently paying,” Burdick explained in a phone interview. “It keeps CCUSD tax money in CCUSD.” CCUSD has been battered financially many times over in the past decade; since the state incorporated a large housing area with no student population into the CCUSD, the district has never passed an override. Their administrative staff has been cut repeatedly, including a 24 percent decrease in administrative
is to use those extra funds to reduce class size, raise teachers’ salaries, and bring back some of the support staff. “We have fantastic people here in CCUSD who are truly in education for the right reasons,” Burdick said. “We would just love to be able to compensate them a little more, and also reduce our class sizes.” Local residents who want to share opinions on HB2001 can email their legislators and let them know how they feel about the proposition; see contact information at www.azleg.gov. Read more about HB2001 at https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/ BillOverview/68398.
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The rules of golf have changed! And it’s about time! These are perhaps the most sweeping changes since the sport’s first known rule book was published in 1744! No more antiquated, intimidating, maddening rules to hold us back from the “greatness” of this game. Oh yea, it is golfing season. Temperatures are rising, and it’s time to polish up the old clubs. Nothing says Spring like a day on the links. My grandson, Kevin, called to tell me that the official golf rule changes will allow me to play the way I always do. You know,
nudging the ball with your foot (as long as it is accidental, wink, wink) is no longer a big deal. And when a ball is lost, you can happily forget about it (which I always do anyway) after three minutes. And if you, by chance, goof up and your putt hits yourself, another player or the flagstick, no worries! No penalty and just play on! This is the way my golf game usually goes. I hate looking for lost balls. Sometimes my putt rolls into other people. And what’s a little (unintentional, of course) movement of the ball with your foot? It all adds up to a more fun game. Or as my golfing buddies (grandsons) like to say…cheating! Hey, not true! A relaxed game means more enjoyment and less fuss. Actually, I like to go out and swing the clubs when no one else is around, so a sickening hot day in Phoenix or a cold, wet day in Prescott, sounds about right. Then I can go out and not suffer too much humiliation and never worry about the giggles or stares
of other players. Unless the other players are my grandsons, because those young men are very good at the game and very critical of their grandmother. One complains that I don’t focus enough. Gee, these are harsh words coming from a kid who has attention deficit! And so what if I slice? And okay, I’d rather not keep accurate score, but I do like the little cards and pencils. A man of about eighty asked if he could join in our group one day. I asked him what his handicap was. He winked and said, “I have one total knee and arthritis.” I love this guy! Forget about the mysterious mathematical equations that are supposed to determine your handicap. What’s the point? I now happily tell people my handicap is “nearsightedness,” if they ask. And if I keep playing this game, I am sure I will have more handicaps to report. One new rule I like is that you can now continue playing with a
damaged club, even if that club was bent and ruined because you beat the heck out of it on the side of a tree in a fit of anger. Well, I have never done this but I did see a guy so frustrated that he kept beating his club on the green until it was a mangled piece of metal. Gee, now he “is allowed” to keep playing with it, when what is really needed is anger management! I have taken lessons, but I think the pro gave up on me. Well, that’s all right. I remain hopeful. I am particularly encouraged when I look around and see lots of white-haired folks swinging away with gusto and making it look easy. Hey, you don’t have to be young to play golf, you just have to “play young.” I find it thrilling to just swing away! Sadly, I don’t always connect with the ball. Yes, Dear Readers, that little, white, evil ball is the thing that stands in the way of me being competent at this game. I know how to “swoosh” when I swing, but sometimes I just seem to be hitting air!
Hank Aaron famously said that, “It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” It is a hard game! I have a girlfriend who didn’t start playing golf until she was sixty. She points out that everyone, at every level, has “something to work on” in order to improve. Yes, I agree. And what I can improve on is what to wear on the links, because everyone knows that if you are dressed smart you will play better. Forget the “rule book” and just go have fun. Swing the driver like it is a baseball bat! Okay, forget that. Chipping? Easy, no dip required. Ball lost in the rough? Forget about it! Need more power? Get that heel off the ground! Want to hit a hole in one? Watch me…or maybe not. Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@ judybluhm.com.
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SCOTTSDALE – The Pinnacle Concert Series continues on Friday, March 24, with pianist Mark Hayes and soprano Stephanie Ann Ball. Award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor Hayes has published over 1,000 works, including music for voice, piano, orchestra, jazz combos, instrumental ensembles, and choirs. He has conducted his works at Carnegie Hall and received awards recognizing his exemplary leadership in Christian music. In this concert of his works, Hayes will be joined by soprano
Stephanie Ann Ball, who is renowned in the world of classical music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. on March 24, at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $40 for premium seating, $25 for general admission, and students enter free. Information and tickets are available online at www.PinnacleConcerts.org. Tickets are also available at the door or by calling (480) 303-2474. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 North Pima Road, in Scottsdale.
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MVD warns against misleading or scam ‘DMV’ web sites PHOENIX – Did you know there is no “DMV” in Arizona? It’s true, in Arizona it’s known as the Motor Vehicle Division – or MVD for short – and it’s part of the larger Arizona Department of Transportation. That’s important to customers for a big reason: Doing a web search using “DMV” will often direct you to web sites that aren’t affiliated with Arizona’s MVD. That’s why Arizona drivers who need to renew their registration, order a specialty plate, file a sold notice, get a replacement driver license or ID and many other transactions available online should only use ServiceArizona.com. “ServiceArizona.com is a great way to get people out of line and safely on the road because it’s available to people 24 hours a day, every day of the year,” MVD Director Eric Jorgensen said.
He added, “People need to know that ServiceArizona.com is the only website authorized to do MVD transactions. Customers should beware of misleading or scam websites, some of which may ask you to pay additional fees for online services, which ServiceArizona. com will never do.” Some unauthorized websites go beyond claiming to offer a service. There are sites that are merely attempts to obtain
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Kong is king!! And since 1939, Kong has been one of the iconic movie monsters. Nearly 80 years, which included numerous films, and the giant ape has gone from a stop-motion puppet to a spectacle of computer-generated effects. Kong isn’t the only super charged element in director Jordan VogtRoberts new monster movie “Kong: Skull Island”, a rather fun and never too serious action adventure film. Monsters are real. Well, at least that’s what scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman) believes. He has spent his entire life hunting for evidence of monsters and he believes that proof exists on Skull Island, an undocumented island that is kept hidden by a massive storm that surrounds it. Randa is finally given permission to explore the island with the help of a military platoon led by Lt. Col. Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). Knowing that something beyond imagination could exist on the island, Randa employs a tracker named James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) as well. It doesn’t take long for the team to realize whose toes they stepped on by invading the island. Kong is king. You get a sense early on that Vogt-Roberts is not trying to emulate the past incarnations of the famed ape. A majority of the past films have kept the introduction of Kong a secret, waiting until the midway point of the film before we finally see the monsters full image and size. With “Kong: Skull Island” we are introduced to Kong in the first few minutes of the film; even the first full battle sequence with a striking image of Kong blocking the sun happens before the 20-minute mark.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND Dir: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, and Jason Mitchell Monte’s Rating: 3.50 out of 5.00 The film takes place in 1973 with the United States stumbling out of the Vietnam War. The sentiments felt by incorporating a military team at the end of their tour in Vietnam, waiting happily to go home, offers a nice complement to the story and the ultimate battle with Kong. Leading the charge is Lt. Col. Packard, a famed war hero, who is looking for one more chance to prove himself in a war he refuses to believe was a failure. Lt. Col. Packard, played with wild eyed and stern toned aggression by Samuel L. Jackson, leads the charge via helicopter into the uncharted island. Again, it doesn’t take long for Kong to make an impact. The swarm of helicopters are blindsided by Kong; even with all of their gun power they are no match for massive monster. Losing many of his men during this attack, many of whom we never get a chance to meet, sends Packard into madness and on a
journey of vengeance that has him touting man’s superiority over animal. It’s hard not to feel the influence of other war films during these moments with the soldiers. “Apocalypse Now” and “Platoon” most recognizably hold a strong influence over the creative choices in the narrative. These moments work when they function in the vein of something like “Predator”; however, this is not always the case, as the film also shifts to a serious tone in some awkward places. What helps immensely with the clumsy script and at times terrible dialogue is the acting team collected here. They are all exceptionally talented. When you have actors like Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman, you’re bound to make terrible dialogue have some kind of power. Jackson is just fun to watch. From the beginning moments, his character is intriguing mostly because of Jackson’s bravado. The most interesting of the group is Brie Larson’s photographer Mason Weaver; the moments that she has with Kong are less “beauty that killed the beast” and more beauty that helps the beast. There is also a nice cameo by a familiar actor who always seems to be having the most fun in whatever role he gets to play. Unfortunately, with so much talent in the film, some characters are only given a few moments to really shine. “Kong: Skull Island” is fun when it doesn’t take itself too seriously, the kind of monster action that emulates epic battles you may have had in the sandbox with your toys as young kids. The acting is better than expected and the action is loud, fast, and aggressive. It’s already been revealed that this is just the beginning for the monsters. “Kong: Skull Island” is a good start.
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The Way That Wall Looks SHEA STANFIELD ARTS COLUMNIST
Many years ago, artist Georgia O’Keefe bought her “adobe abode” on the high desert of northern New Mexico saying, “I bought it just because I liked the way the door looked in the wall.” Arizona poet, artist, and musician William Clipman would write years later, “Filling a space in a beautiful way, that is what art means to me.” Today, another generation of local artist and Phoenix native Andrew Brown carries forward the spirit of the “fabulous wall” in his modern day interpretive murals, filled with soul shaking, eye popping, and mind bending style...filling a space in a beautiful way… and as they say, “the beat goes on.” Andy’s early years in Phoenix were filled with adventure and exploration. He and his brother lived in the area of 63rd Ave and Olive. The area offered plenty of open fields, long roads with little traffic, and ample concrete for riding bikes and skateboarding at Glendale Community College. Later, the family moved to north Phoenix, where Andy attended Vista Verde Middle School and North Canyon High School. In the 1980s, the area around North Canyon was relatively unencumbered by homes and commercial projects providing Andy, his brother, and friends plenty of space to continue their exploration. Yes, they were the last generation of young “Creatives” not influenced by the menacing, persistent, mind-numbing screens of today’s technology. Creativity, for Andy and his friends, was any problem to be solved, i.e. designing forts, racetracks, and skateboard ramps. With pen, pencil, and paper in hand, he drew out his designs, capturing his inspiration from natural
forms, distorting them into wild flowing patterns. Andy claims, “Anything that was NOT robotic and repetitive” catches and holds his attention. Initially, Andy’s journey in design involved drawing on his skateboards, decorating the ramps the group built, and finally working his way to walls of his environment. Mrs. Johnson, Andy’s art teacher at North Canyon, was a huge influence encouraging him to expand his thinking related to his artistic talents, suggesting
and working hard. Art is very therapeutic. I would like to open my studio for people to come together to draw, create, and exchange ideas.” In this spirit, Andy is offering a Summer Art Camp for Kids, ages 8-16, Monday through Thursday, with Friday set aside for an art show, inviting parents and the community. He is also available to work one-on-one with your family to design a backyard mural, a large canvas, or a series of drawings by you, for you, to display in your hallway or living room. Artist Andy Brown can be contacted he might consider attending art school in San Francisco after graduation. Alas, in the end, the whispers of the desert breeze coaxed Andy to build his reputation from his roots, right here in Phoenix. Andy went on to attend Arizona State University, taking graphic design and business courses finishing his Bachelors Degree in Business in 2001. After graduation, Andy decided he wanted to spend his life on anything but “studying” something, at least not in the traditional sense of the term. Today, Andy operates from his large spacious studio in the area of Central and Highland, in Phoenix. He has plenty of room to draw, paint, offer classes, and work big. Andy Brown is now one of the top “go to” young mural artists in the country. He travels to New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, etc., commissioned to display his talents in the latest trend of “urban renewal and monumental” street art. Downtown Phoenix is home to a number of Andy’s creations, Monarch Theatre, 1st St. and Washington, Westminster Building alley mural, 2nd Ave and Roosevelt, and the South Wall of Fame on Central and Highland. When asked what his goals are, Andy replies, “I’d like to encourage more people to draw, make art as an outlet, especially, those who are raising families
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Projects include: • Adding one lane in each direction of Interstate 17 from Anthem to Black Canyon City in fiscal years 2021 and 2022; • Two Interstate 10 widening projects in Pinal County (State Route 87 to Picacho Peak and Earley Road to Interstate 8), now accelerated to fiscal year 2018 due in part to $54 million federal FASTLANE grant; • The first phase of a project to improve State Route 189 in Nogales between the Mariposa Port of Entry and Interstate 19, now planned
for fiscal year 2019 thanks to a $25 million state budget appropriation aimed at accelerating the project; • Two major widening projects along US 93 in fiscal years 2018 and 2020 that will bring ADOT closer to its goal of completing a fourlane divided highway from Wickenburg to Interstate 40, laying the groundwork for the future Interstate 11. These are just some of the projects that are included in the 2018-2022 Tentative Program. The complete report will be available on March 17 at azdot. gov for review and comment. “Major improvement projects along some of Arizona’s busiest corridors will not only provide better mobility for everyday commutes and travel but will enhance freight movement, trade, commerce and economic development as Arizona expands its reach in the global marketplace,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “While key expansion projects are usually the most visible changes to our transportation infrastructure, ADOT is also committed to protecting Arizona’s nearly $21 billion investment in our state highway system through dedicated preservation funding.”
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Fry’s to open new Dove Valley store on March 31
Pictured: The new Dove Valley Fry’s is getting the finishing construction touches and will open on March 31.
PHOENIX – North valley shoppers will soon have a new grocery option. The newest Fry’s Marketplace opens at Dove Valley Rd. and North Valley Pkwy. on Friday, March 31. On March 31 at 7 a.m., Fry’s will celebrate the store’s grand opening. Local dignitaries, community partners, and Fry’s management will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony later that same morning. “We can’t wait to welcome our customers into another great Marketplace store,” said Fry’s President Steve McKinney in a news release. “Not only will you find the fresh food and excellent customer service that we’re known for, but shopping at this Fry’s will be a foodie experience, as well.” The new Fry’s Marketplace Store is 128,209 square feet. Store amenities will include a wine bar, a full-service sushi station, and an expanded selection of natural, gluten-free, and organic products throughout the store. The store will also include an apparel department, featuring name-brand clothing, shoes, and accessories. An in-store Starbucks will be featured, as well, and will open daily at 5 a.m. Other store specialties include a grilling station in the meat department, at which
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SCOTTSDALE – Robert DeGruccio, an 8th grade student at Foothills Academy College Preparatory, has won the National Geographic Bee competition for his school and qualifies to compete in the State of Arizona Bee on March 31 at Arizona State University. In the school bee, students answered detailed questions related to all aspects of geography. This was the first round in the 29th annual National Geographic Bee, and DeGruccio competed against over 90 students to win this distinguished title. Students from thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for each state winner to participate in the Bee National Championship rounds May 15-17, 2017. The first-place
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March 15, 2017
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 Community Bible Study meets at the Crossroads Church, 2105 N 41st Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Wednesdays, 9:15 to 11:15am. Children’s Program Available. For more info call 602-292-1135 or online at communitybiblestudy.org The Daisy Mountain Veterans are looking to purchase a 16’ or smaller camper for an 81 year old homeless Korean Veteran to live in. We have $1500.00 to purchase a camper but we have the ability to provide a tax credit letter along with cash. Please contact Mary Ann 602570-7602. Looking for ladies to play games such as Hand Knee and Foot, Cribbage, Pinochle, at Boulder Creek High School Library Saturdays at noon. Call Nancy 623465-9317 after 6pm. Parkinson’s Support Group. Muhammed Ali Center at Barrows Neurological Institute facilitates Parkinson’s disease support groups across the Phoenix metropolitan area and the entire state of Arizona. We would like to start one here in Anthem. We are in the process of organizing a support group for Parkinson’s here in Anthem. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and are interested in joining a support group, let us know. Contact Lorrie Duewiger email@example.com or Robb Young at youngrobb@ ymail.com
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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 623-234-0510 MISC. Shopsmith American Woodworking machine with attachments. Ann 623-551-8401 Wanted 32 and 38 S&W revolver ammo for antique revolvers. Will pay up to 35 cents each. I am also looking for old pistols and rifles. Call Don 623-465-9317
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The City of Show Low hub of the beautiful White Mountains in Northeastern Arizona, is seeking motivated and community oriented individuals to fill the following position openings:
Airport Manager Dispatcher • Lateral Police Officer
For deadlines, position details, application and further information please access the City’s web page at www.showlowaz.gov. The City of Show Low is Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer (EOE/ADA).
March 15, 2017
The Foothills Focus
Pet of the Week: Toffee 50 Years Combined Experience!
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March 15, 2017
WHY DIDN’T I
DO THIS SOONER? Real Trilogy® owner, Lois H., feeling pretty fab as she wraps up another day in paradise.
Trilogy® is more than a place to live. It’s knowing you’re in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. And for many of our owners, they wonder why they ever put oﬀ making the move. Try something unexpected. Know your neighbors. Experience a true sense of community. Be part of something bigger. Once you’re here, you’ll understand why everyone is asking, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”
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