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Sheriff Penzone discusses local issues ELIZABETH MEDORA STAFF

NORTH VALLEY – The Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office serves a broad region, operating to meet the needs of the residents throughout the county. Northern Maricopa County has its own unique challenges, and The Foothills Focus recently interviewed Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone regarding north valley issues and the future of MCSO. While New River, Desert Hills, and Anthem east of the I-17 are served by MCSO, Anthem west of the 17 and Tramonto and other sections

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Tech 4 Life receives Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce award CAREFREE – Tech 4 Life has been awarded the 2016 Business of the Year Award by the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award is given to the Chamber member who is a shining example of giving back to the community that supports their business and helps the Chamber enhance the local business environment. Steve Woods, owner of Tech 4 Life, received the award at the Chamber’s Celebration of Excellence Awards ceremony on March 30. Tech 4 Life was founded 13 years ago by Woods in the Desert Hills area, the same community where his father

became a realtor 30 years prior. Woods adopted his father’s example of doing business by building relationships and applied it to technology services.

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A rescue to remember: DMFD provides aid for injured pet turtle ELIZABETH MEDORA STAFF

NORTH VALLEY – Firefighters save lives every day – including pets’ lives. And not just cats and dogs; Dreyfus the turtle wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the help of Daisy Mountain Fire Department firefighters, according to his owner. “I know he wouldn’t have made it without it,” Gina Hosley, Dreyfus’ owner said of the aid DMFD provided to her turtle. “He was too far gone.” On the evening of April 23, Dreyfus was outside playing in an above-ground pool, part of the set-up Hosley has for

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Pictured: DMFD firefighters helped save pet turtle Dreyfus.

there,” Hosley described. “I had gone out there to feed him and that’s when I saw him. I was horrified.” Hosley immediately turned the pump off and disconnected it. Dreyfus’ head was caught in a section of PVC pipe connected to the filter tubing, and dislodging the turtle safely would prove difficult. Hosley and her boyfriend tried to free Dreyfus but couldn’t, and the little turtle showed signs of distress, with blood coming from his nose and mouth. Desperate to save Dreyfus, Hosley called Paul Schickel from DMFD, whom she knew

her turtles. Somehow, Dreyfus dislodged the heavy rocks that covered the pool filter, getting

his head caught in the intake tube to the filter. “It sucked his head in

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from community preparedness training classes he teaches. “Paul, he knows I love my animals,” Hosley said, adding that she asked Schickel what to use to cut the pipe to save Dreyfus, and he told her to send him a picture and her address so he could send help. The family lives nearby Station 145 in Desert Hills, and the crew was there within minutes. “Paul called us to go see if we could just help her out. We went over there and assisted her,” said Firefighter Eugene Lindsay. Working together, the group

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We Need Your Input! The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing the Maricopa County Active Transportation Plan (ATP).

What is the ATP? The ATP is a plan for pedestrians, cyclists and other nonmotorized forms of transportation.

Why do we need the ATP? The ATP will identify and prioritize needs of nonmotorized forms of transportation creating connections that improve people’s lives.

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was able to free Dreyfus from the tubing, but his condition was deteriorating. “He wasn’t looking too good when we were working on him,” Lindsay said. “When we got done, I suggested, ‘Why don’t we get some oxygen?’ We used a child’s airway mask. It worked out pretty well.” Hosley said Dreyfus not only didn’t fight the mask, he understood that it was helping him to breathe. “He kept moving further and further into the mask,” she described. Hosley says that without Dreyfus receiving oxygen, he wouldn’t have survived, and she’s very grateful to the crew who helped save him. She said he’s recovered completely from his mishap now. “He’s in the pond, he’s eating, he’s basking with the other turtles,” Hosley said. Dreyfus is likely the first turtle DMFD crews have saved, but he’s definitely not the only pet. Lindsay noted that his crew has responded to other calls of injured animals, including helping transport a dog that was injured in a dogfight to a veterinarian. They’ve also responded on calls of bee attacks in which pets were injured. “We’ll try to get them to the veterinarian,” Lindsay said. “We just try to get there and

help out as much as we can.” Paul Schickel, DMFD Community Services Program Coordinator, noted that while it isn’t a frequent occurrence, DMFD provides animal rescue when needed. “The Fire Department’s priority is life safety, followed by property conservation,” Schickel said. “We understand that pets are a part of people’s family, and we do our best to provide care for animals. Each of our trucks carry a FIDO Bag which was provided by the Fetch Foundation to support emergency care.” “If a pet or livestock is trapped, don’t hesitate to call 911,” Schickel said. “Whether it’s a big or small emergency, people shouldn’t hesitate to call 911 when they need fire to respond, there isn’t an alternative number to call. We’ll do everything we can to free the animal, but we’re unable to provide much in the way of treatment. Owners need to seek care from a veterinarian.” For animal emergencies, DMFD is limited in what they can do to help, and they recommend pet owners keep location and contact info for emergency veterinarians handy. “The best way to help an animal in distress, if at all possible, is it to contact your regular veterinarian,” Schickel said. “If the situation involves wildlife, consult the Arizona Game and Fish Injured, Sick or Orphaned Wildlife webpage for guidance.”

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Before and after: Pictured above is the photo of Dreyfus his owner sent to DMFD, asking for help. Pictured right is Dreyfus now, happy and healthy again, recovered from his accident.

“On a few occasions, Daisy Mountain Fire has responded to motor vehicle accidents where we transported the occupants to the hospital, but a pet who was also in the car, was uninjured, and without anyone to care for it. Thanks to Anthem Pets who donated kennels and supplies to our fire stations, we’re able to bring those pets back to the fire station, and care for them until someone could pick them up,” Schickel said. For Dreyfus, DMFD’s care came at just the right time, and Hosley says the crew was “all for Dreyfus.” “They were rooting for Dreyfus, helping get him out, and getting him oxygen,” Hosley said. “The guys were so great!”

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Mom & Me Mad Hatter Tea, May 20 ANTHEM – Anthem’s Family Series programs continues this month with the Mom & Me Mad Hatter Tea on Saturday, May 20. Don’t be late for this very important date! Guests will enjoy tea with the Mad Hatter and friends, as well as croquette in the Queen of Hearts Garden. Moms and kids ages 3-12 will have the opportunity to sample treats, make crafts, and enjoy special time together. This event will run 10 a.m.12 p.m. Register by May 15 to ensure a spot; the cost is $15 per pair and $8 per additional child. For questions or to register, contact Brienne at the Anthem Community Center at (623) 879-3011. ADOT recommends motorcycle skills courses for rider safety PHOENIX – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Arizona Department of Transportation is encouraging riders to consider taking a motorcycle skills course. These courses offer something for a wide range of skills, from experienced riders looking to learn advanced techniques, to new riders learning the basics. Not only will the skills and knowledge gained from a driving school help keep riders safe, they can help you skip

written and road tests when applying for a motorcycle license or endorsement. Attend an approved motorcycle training school and receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation card from the school, and you’ll be exempt from written and road tests. There are more than 30 approved motorcycle driving schools across the state. More information on motorcycle licenses and approved driving schools is available at www.azdot.gov/mvd/driverservices/MotorcycleLicense/ license-types. Drivers of four-wheeled vehicles can help keep motorcyclists safe by being aware that blind spots can hide motorcycles. To increase awareness, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is running a statewide campaign in May with radio and billboard advertisements featuring the message, “It came out of nowhere.” Additionally, overhead signs will display messages that encourage drivers to look twice for motorcycles. Hiking Club meeting on May 13 PEORIA – Are you a hiking enthusiast? Join other community hikers and explore the beautiful Vistancia Vistas. The Vistancia Hiking Club is meeting Saturday at 6 a.m. at the Foothills Center.

Find out more about the Hiking Club and meeting times and locations by emailing Sabrina at bean1737 @hotmail.com. Paper applications for 2017 fall hunts now being accepted NORTH VALLEY – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2017-18 Arizona Hunting Regulations online at www. azgfd.gov/draw. The department now is accepting paper applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. The online application service for the draw is expected to be available in early to mid-May. Paper applications can be mailed to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 850871052, or dropped off at any department office statewide. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13. In the meantime, hunters are encouraged to open a free AZGFD customer portal account. A portal account is a mobile-friendly, convenient way to access the online license purchase and hunt draw application systems. For questions about opening a portal account, call the department at (602) 942-3000 and press “7.”

Butterfly Wonderland hosting photography session SCOTTSDALE – On Saturday, May 20, from 8:309:30 a.m., guests are invited to Butterfly Wonderland for a quiet hour photographing the butterflies in the tropical rainforest before opening the doors to the public. Attendees will be able to snap photos of awakening butterflies and catch that perfect photo of a new species. Check-in for Waking Up with the Butterflies will be 8:15 a.m. Cost is $30 for non-members and includes admission to Butterfly Wonderland. This activity is recommended for ages 18+. To register, contact Adriane Grimaldi at (480) 800-3000, ext. 207. For more information about the workshop, visit www.butterflywonderland.com. Musical Theatre of Anthem presents Seussical Jr. ANTHEM – Musical Theatre of Anthem will present Seussical Jr., May 11-14. This musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters together onstage. “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. Performances take place Thursday-Sunday, May 11-14 at MTA, 42323 N. Vision Way, in Anthem. Times vary; see www. musicaltheatreofanthem.org for details and tickets.


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community news Peoria Library holding Cosplay Contest PEORIA – Try out the costume you plan on wearing to Phoenix Comicon by showing it off at the Peoria Main Library Cosplay Contest. The contest will take place on Saturday, May 13 from 2-3:30 p.m., in the Willow Room. The winner will receive a weekend pass to the Phoenix Comicon, and other prizes will be awarded, as well. For more information, call (623) 773-7555. ‘An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein’ running May 19-21 PHOENIX – The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre are teaming up once again with the return of this popular collaboration, An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performances take place May 19-21. The timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is brought to life with the reprisal of this original semi-staged production. Don’t miss two of the Valley’s premier arts organizations performing hits from Cinderella,

South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and much more on the stage of Symphony Hall. For more details or to purchase tickets, go online to https:// phoenixsymphony.org. Foothills Community Foundation holding alcohol ink prints course SCOTTSDALE – Learn how to create alcohol ink prints at two classes this month, offered through the Foothills Community Foundation. Multi-media artist Sue Hunter will teach classes on May 12 and May 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. both days, giving information on how to create easy and interesting works of art with alcohol inks. In this class, you will be shown how to freeform, using easy techniques for applying highly pigmented inks to special paper. As the inks flow and mingle, they create remarkable effects that can be controlled with brushes to create abstract prints or realistic paintings. The 2-week course is offered for $125, which includes all art supplies.

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and then crash and burn up in Saturn’s atmosphere. What have we learned? Sometimes things are never as they appear. The great, vast “dusty rings” that scientists were so certain of are actually pretty barren. Now tagged, “The Big Empty,” it is startling to so many space experts that their predictions and models were so wrong. Welcome to the world of science! Where facts evolve and models of understanding change. Does it take a little spacecraft called Cassini to show us that no matter what we think, things can somehow

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of its own size. Okay, so we did not find intelligent life on other planets – but let’s face it, sometimes that is a challenge right here on Earth! But that was never the goal. It was exploration of the Great Unknown. School children all over the world have been writing thank you notes to Cassini and the team who worked on this project for the past twenty years. My ninety-four year old mother has enjoyed looking at the NASA photos on her iPad that have been streamed down to Earth. My four year old great-granddaughter wants to be an astronaut and colleges everywhere claim that there is an uptick in applicants interested in math and science. Cassini…you have inspired us! What does it all mean, Dear Readers? That our solar system is bigger than our small worries, more vast than our wildest dreams and discoveries made in far-away places help us think, create, imagine, invent and solve the mysteries around us. Enjoy the stars! And one lovely spacecraft. Judy Bluhm is a writer and local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Contact Judy at judy@ judybluhm.com.


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of north Phoenix are served by Phoenix Police Department. Penzone said that this presents “inherent challenges” and that law enforcement does its best to provide a coordinated, effective effort. Still, lapses or delays in communication between the two crime-fighting agencies may occur. Penzone noted that, for law enforcement, it’s important to recognize these

deputies. This would widen the candidate pool considerably, and, Penzone says, the financial investment would be reduced. “We have to be smart about filling positions with the most qualified people while being cognizant of ways to best use our dollars,” Penzone said, noting that there are many skilled professionals who may not want to become sworn deputies but could provide useful experience in their field. Those interested in applying can go to Maricopa.gov to see more about open positions. The north valley has been the site of several currently unsolved crimes, and while investigations continue, some residents have asked for more patrols and more response. When asked how residents can get more patrolling and follow-up, Penzone said it’s his responsibility to ensure that the MCSO meets the needs of the communities that it serves. “Our core responsibility is to provide first response services to the areas that are unincorporated

and under contract,” Penzone said. “We need to make sure that with the personnel we have, we’re allocating them in the areas of need,” which includes making sure deputies have adequate backup and the support services they need. “It’s still a work in progress, but it’s a priority for us,” Penzone emphasized. Crimes of opportunity, including car break-ins, continue to be prevalent in the north valley. Law enforcement officials stress the importance of awareness and taking steps like locking your car, closing your garage door, and keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighborhood. “We always have to remember, we’re the first line of defense when it comes to our own safety and protection of our property,” Penzone said. “The more steps we take to prevent those crimes, the less time criminals are apt to spend in your community.” Penzone aims to increase community education on personal safety, crime trends, and the best ways to protect yourself. “I want to see our organization utilize not only our full time staff but the posse as an educational arm,” Penzone said. AS MCSO advances under Penzone’s leadership, he wants to ensure that employees have the opportunity to thrive, “to apply their skills to meet their passion, which is to serve this community and keep it safe.” His vision for the agency is working as a “well-oiled machine, with many contributors.” “You’re going to see a greater emphasis on addressing the issue of violent crime, community partnerships and education, and an attitude of excellence,” Penzone said of his goals for MCSO.

dad, usually tying us together because of our last names. This truly became the foundation for our ‘Love your Neighbor’ commitment at Tech 4 Life.” This award was a perfect opportunity for Woods to thank and honor the business ethic modeled by his father, who passed away in April. “My dad, ‘Woody,’ is well-

known for having integrity and building long-term relationships with horse people in the Desert Hills area,” added Woods. “I realized you never know what one interaction with that one person today might bring tomorrow. It may impact someone in a positive way many years later, maybe even your own child.”

current challenge,” Penzone said, noting that they’re “short on all staff members.” “It’s not just deputies,” Penzone said, adding that they have detention officer, dispatcher, and other positions open. “There are so many unique roles in our organization that there’s a fit for everyone,” he said. Penzone is exploring the option of hiring civilians for certain positions where it would be appropriate, in place of sworn

“We always have to remember, we’re the first line of defense when it comes to our own safety and protection of our property,” Penzone said. “The more steps we take to prevent those crimes, the less time criminals are apt to spend in your community.” communication issues so the agencies can cross-train, so that when working together, “we’re best prepared to give the highest level of service.” For many local residents, police response time is a major concern, and, in past years, some residents have reported long waits after placing emergency calls. Asked if this is due to the ongoing shortage of law enforcement personnel, Penzone agreed and also said that geography is a contributing factor; larger geographical areas may be more spread out, and deputies may be further away from emergency callers. To improve response time and free up deputies to respond to priority calls, Penzone is looking at adding support services such as crime scene investigators and further utilizing the posse when appropriate. Filling more law enforcement positions is a priority for Penzone. “Staffing for all law enforcement agencies is a

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my dad, Woody Woods,” said Steve Woods, owner of Tech 4 Life. “He had no idea years later his son would be walking into the homes of his clients. Yet hundreds of clients expressed their love and commitment to doing business with my

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Creative Castle Preschool and Kindergarten planning expansion ELIZABETH MEDORA STAFF

ANTHEM – Creative Castle Preschool and Kindergarten plans to construct a new 3,000 sq. ft. building on the plot adjoining the current school building. The expansion is expected to be completed in time for the new school year. “They should be breaking ground here in the next few weeks,” said owner Rose Urness, M.S. Ed., during a tour last week. The school received the goahead on the expansion from the Anthem Community Council Board of Directors at their April meeting, and the project is now in full swing. Urness said that the design of the new building will be very similar to the

current school. The school will also be adding parking spaces. Urness noted to the Board of Directors at the April meeting that parents must park and come into the building to pick up their children, so parents will not be lining up on the street at pickup time and traffic shouldn’t be impacted. The new building will house two kindergarten classrooms and a 2,000 sq. ft. multi-sensory gym, which will include a rock wall, cargo nets, ball pits, and an educational, interactive playground, which Urness said will be the first of its kind in Phoenix. The Kinetic Kids Play gym will utilize a projection screen that will allow the gym to transform into multiple different

Pictured: Creative Castle’s signature play castle.

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Pictured is a rendering of the Creative Castle school addition, scheduled for completion in August 2017.

games, as well as projecting learning tools like maps. The need for more classes became clear last year when every open spot was filled within five minutes of registration opening. “I said, ‘I need to get new classrooms!,’” Urness recounted. The preschool and kindergarten has received strong community support, and Urness said most of the children who start in preschool stay at Creative Castle for the next three years, through kindergarten. Urness also said many of the children there have older siblings who also went to Creative Castle.

“This is our eleventh year,” Urness said. “All my teachers have been with me pretty much since we opened.” Each Creative Castle class is capped at 12 students. Creative Castle now has approximately 180 students ages 2½ to 6 enrolled, who attend at differing days and times, as classes are staggered. Openings for preschool are expected for the 2017-18 school year as current students move up; call Creative Castle at (602) 7409561 to ask about enrollment or schedule a tour. August 2017 is the projected completion of the expansion; see project updates at http:// creativecastlepreschool.com.

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CCUSD announces Teacher of the Year for 2017 SCOTTSDALE – The Cave Creek Unified School District has announced that Janelle Perrin, Special Education Teacher at Cactus Shadows High School, has been chosen as CCUSD Teacher of the Year for 2017. Perrin was awarded $3,000 and will complete her application for the Arizona Educational Foundation’s Teacher of the Year. Also recognized were honorees Cheryl Holton, Title I Teacher at Desert Willow Elementary School, and Elizabeth Kramer,

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3rd Grade Teacher at Lone Mountain Elementary School. Both honorees received $1,000.

CCUSD celebrates great teaching with their annual Teacher of the Year celebration. The district appreciates and thanks community members Barbara and Dick Gunderson for their generous donation to financially support the CCUSD Teacher of the Year program. This is the fourth year that the Gundersons have funded this celebration of teachers. Superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick said, “This is one of the most important celebrations of the year in the Cave Creek Unified School District.”

North Valley Symphony Orchestra to play movie favorites at Phoenix concert, May 20 PHOENIX – Experience the music from your favorite movies as North Valley Symphony Orchestra performs songs from Star Wars, Back to the Future, 007, Harry Potter, Forest Gump, Spider-man, The Wizard of Oz, Dances With Wolves, Frozen, and more. ‘Back to the Movies,’ the final concert of the 2016-17 season, is Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m. at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. This concert guarantees fun for the whole family. Instead of tuxes and formal dresses, orchestra members will be dressed as their favorite movie characters. Audience members are encouraged to do the same. Arrive early for the opportunity to be photographed with orchestra members before the concert, who will also be happy to pose with you during intermission. The lobby will be decorated with movie character cut-outs and posters for additional photo opportunities. “Concerts featuring all very popular movie music are always favorite performances for our orchestra musicians and our valued audience,” says Music

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Teen Summer Series returns with a variety of activities ANTHEM – Skip the summer boredom this season – sign up now for the Anthem Teen Summer Series. The Anthem Civic Building will be the place to be for Anthem tweens and teens 12 years and older again this summer, as the Anthem Community Council builds on the successful launch of last year’s Teen Summer Series. The series, which features movies, arts-and-crafts sessions, game days, fitness classes, and life skills programming from June through August, will be offered for one summer-long price of $30 per participant. “The series had a great turnout last year, with 25-30 teens each week,” said Taylor McCulley, meeting and program manager for the Civic Building. “The feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to bring the series back again this summer with new programs and returning favorites.” Staff, independent contractors, and fitness instructors will lead a

variety of programs each week; MudPie Studios, for example, will lead some of the arts-andcrafts days. Fitness days will include yoga and boot camp. Movies “Queen of Katwe,” “The BFG”, and the new “Pete’s Dragon” will be featured. On game days, participants can enjoy board games in the Civic Building collection, or may bring games from home to share. Parent/guardian-only sessions on internet safety, taking place June 8, and substance abuse, taking place on July 6, also will be offered. These sessions, which run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Civic Building, are free and open to the public, regardless whether a teen in their family is enrolled in the program. A $30 passport for the series, available now for purchase at the Civic Building and Community Center, grants access to the complete lineup of programs (non-resident rates apply). Fitness classes also will be offered for a $5 drop-in rate, for those who aren’t able to attend the full summer session.

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Director, Kevin Kozacek. “So much of the music that we hear in a movie is relegated to background sounds, and we often don’t pay great attention. Music is essential to building the mood of the movie, and it’s enlightening to hear the quality of the music soundtrack without the on-screen visual.” NVSO Youth Orchestra will close out their season by also taking the stage for a short time to perform Robert Longfield’s arrangement of Star Trek. Young musicians interested in playing with NVSO Youth

Orchestra should contact Youth Music Director, Josh Lynch, to schedule an audition for the 2017-18 season. Auditions are being scheduled for a variety of time slots on Sunday, May 21. The NVSO Guild will be raffling off a movie-themed basket that includes Harkins movie passes and movie goodies. There will also be a silent auction with items specific to movie paraphernalia provided by Charity Benefits Unlimited. NVSO tickets for this concert are only $5, and can be purchased online at www.northvalleysymphony.org.

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Foothills resident Dr. Sheldon Winkler is the author of The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories, now newly released by Merriam Press in March 2017. This second edition is an update and expansion of Dr. Winkler’s first edition released in 2013. The new version contains expanded stories, additional songs, recently discovered pictures, and fascinating new facts about some of the most memorable and iconic songs from WWII. Dr. Winkler is Professor Emeritus at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He previously served as Professor and Chairman of the Department

of Prosthodontics and Dean of Research, Advanced Education, and Continuing Education at the School of Dentistry. He is a well-known educator, author, editor, researcher, and national and international speaker on prosthodontics, implant dentistry, dental materials, and geriatric dentistry, as well as the music of WWII. He founded the journal Implant Dentistry and is currently Senior Editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology. Winkler also contributes articles to World War II History magazine as part of his ongoing interest in the events from the mid-twentieth-century. Winkler’s love of music has been a life-long passion. When he was a young boy during

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World War II, his mother taught him to play the piano. During his elementary years, in public school, the students in the music classes learned lyrics to World War II related songs. This would begin a life-long desire to know more about the events that inspired the music of that time. Winkler went on to form a band in high school that played the Catskill Mountain hotels in New York and the Orange Mountain hotels in New Jersey. Occasionally, he appeared on the radio as a soloist. If this was not remarkable enough, he accomplished all of this while completing his college degree and finishing dental school at New York University College of Dentistry and his advanced training in prosthodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition to his dental responsibilities and musical talent, Winkler has collected information through the years about the “story behind” patriotic songs and explored their impact on American culture and attitudes during the World War II years. The years between 1939-45 produced some of the most memorable and enduring popular music of the Twentieth Century. Patriotism was at an all-time high; the war effort became an integral part of the entertainment industry, creating an emotional dream world of heroes, love, remembrance, reflection and introspection. The Music of World War II tells the stories behind the origins of many of the musical compositions, some of which have survived to become standards, and are popular to this day. The book reviews the origins behind such songs as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Der Fuehrer’s Face, As Time Goes By, God Bless America, I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen, Johnny Zero, The Ballad of Rodger Young, My Sister and I, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Rosie the Riveter, and many more. Stories of

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selected World War II movies are also included in the Music of World War II classics, including classics such as Casablanca, The Last Time I Saw Paris, and The White Cliffs of Dover. The updated edition of the book discusses in detail the relatively unknown relationship of the wartime New York Office of British Security Coordination (BSC) in Rockefeller Center and popular wartime songs. Dr. Winkler states that World War II was one of the most productive periods of American popular music. The tunes written during that era were indispensable for boosting morale at home and raising the spirits of the troops stationed overseas. He believes that “there may never be another period of time where service men and women, their families, friends, and neighbors, will be so eager to express their patriotism through popular music. The war is long over, but the songs live on.” Today, Dr. Winkler is Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University School of Dental

Medicine in Glendale, Arizona and the University of Technology School of Oral Health Sciences, Kingston, Jamaica. He is also the President and the Executive Director of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. The Academy has a number of affiliates and component organizations throughout the world. In 2006, Winkler moved to Arizona and relocated the Academy to Scottsdale. The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories is available from www.Amazon. com, www.barnesandnoble. com, and the publisher, Merriam Press, at www.merriam-press. com. For additional information about the book or to contact Dr. Winkler to speak for your group or organization in reference to The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories, he can be reached at swinkdent@ cox.net or his business phone at (480) 588-8062. Contact Arts Columnist Shea Stanfield at flowingquill@ yahoo.com.


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movie review MONTE YAZZIE MOVIE COLUMNIST

Have you ever made a mixtape? Those of us from the cassette days probably understand this concept best. It can be a complicated process depending on the kind of theme you want the music to have. Do you start the mix off with something that gets your adrenaline flowing? Do you slowly build the mix towards a climactic final song? For those experienced in this process, you know that there is always a standout mixtape that all other mixtapes will be judged by. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” is like a mixtape in regards to how it handles composing all the good feelings and emotions in order to match the quality that made the first film so excellent. Happy to say that director James Gunn has made a pretty good mixtape of a film here, one that has more emotion and feel moments than expected, though a few choices keep the film from reaching the heights of its predecessor. The Guardians of the Galaxy, led by Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt), are introduced in preparation to fight a new foe, a blobby, tentacled beast with pulverizing rows of razor sharp teeth. Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and Drax (Dave Bautista) fly around chopping and blasting at the beast while an adorable Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) upstages the

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, and Sylvester Stallone Monte’s Rating: 3.50 out of 5.00 entire action set piece with a dance number. From the early moments of the film you can feel the playfulness and silliness that made the first film so unique in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn, who also penned the script, enjoys moments of levity

in his films. When another film would bask in a tension filled action scene, Gunn instead opts for a well-placed sight gag or a verbal jab. Many times in his films, it’s a welcome moment; however in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, it undercuts some of the nice emotional content that he builds. The emotional content here was an unexpected surprise. There are more than a few moments that will tug at the heartstrings. It provides an opportunity for the talented cast to display some insight into their characters. There are familial themes strung throughout the entire film, fathers and sons, the bond of siblings, the abandonment and loss of family are a few. Gunn does a good job of utilizing these narrative elements to add some structure to the characters, which

is necessary considering there is no true origin story for the world that these characters operate in. While little elements continue to become clear concerning the core Guardians team’s stories, the focus is clearly on Peter Quill’s backstory and family. This allows a welcome surprise from veteran actor Kurt Russell playing Peter’s father Ego with the kind of charm and laid back demeanor that has made Russell so appealing for all these years. It’s great casting because it’s not too big of a stretch to see Pratt follow in the same career path as Russell. The team in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film are a near perfect mix for a ragtag team of heroes, even though they aren’t the original team from the comic books. While the spotlight was evenly distributed in the first film, some characters are given lesser or too much attention in the sequel. Gamora is trying to patch up her past

quarrel with her sister Nebulla (Karen Gillan) but the conflict is never given much time to fully have the impact that it should and Drax’s vengeance-fueled emotional quality is substituted for comedy that sometimes hits but mostly misses the target. There are fan surprises throughout the film, a quality that this franchise completely understands how to incorporate without ruining a scene. But the surprises aren’t limited to Marvel world connecting or one-off references to lesser known comics, it’s also how Gunn makes a digital character like Rocket Raccoon the heart of the film or how he takes the talented abilities of Michael Rooker and provides the actor with a character and material that displays why he is such a great actor. While this film may not compose the combination of elements that made the first film so impressive, it’s still consistently fun and filled with heart. A good mixtape is a good mixtape.

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Arizona universities recognized as national leaders in composting KAT SIMONOVIC CRONKITE NEWS

PHOENIX – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established a goal in September 2015 to cut food waste in half by 2030. Several governments have implemented plans to cut food waste. According to the U.S. Composting Council, California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and New York City have all introduced policies to increase organic recycling and limit the disposal of food scraps. In Arizona, college students are taking the lead. “We’re seeing tremendous student leadership at universities in Arizona, and across the country interested in protecting our environment,” said Margot Perez-Sullivan, an EPA press coordinator. A student-run organization at the University of Arizona called “Compost Cats” is a prime example of student leadership, collaboration and education. What started as a group of 14 students with an idea has grown into a multi-institutional partnership between the City of Tucson, 70 businesses throughout the city and the Tucson Unified School District. According to Idrian Mollaneda, Compost Cats communications manager, the student-run organization diverted nearly 5 million pounds of organic material from landfills last year, which was an increase from 3.4 million in 2015. The Compost Cats are also educating K-12 students about composting.

It was enough to earn them recognition from the EPA, which awarded the University of Arizona a certificate of appreciation and a 2015 Regional Food Recovery Challenge Award. All three Arizona state universities made the list of 20 institutions from across the country to be recognized with the award. “The strongest strategy I think that we have adopted that has garnered us so much success is fostering student leadership. Compost Cats is an entirely student-run organization that relies on the dedication, passion and intelligence of student leaders,” Mollaneda said. “I think that amazing things can happen when you trust students to carry out their vision, and I think our record proves it.” UA has been actively involved in waste analyzing for decades. One of the university’s most renowned successes from the 1970s, The Garbage Project, is still discussed by experts in sustainability and public health. The project stemmed from professor William Rathje and his students. They analyzed trash, compared the findings to U.S. Census data, and found that there was more food waste going to landfills than previously thought. Roni Neff, an assistant professor who studies food systems sustainability at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, called the project “absolutely fascinating, and still applicable to our future environment.”

Study Parks Arizona State University’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department are using food scraps and yard waste to produce soil for nine city parks as part of a two-year study. The parks are: Cesar Chavez Plaza: 201 W Washington St. Calvin Goode Plaza: 1508 E Jefferson St. City Hall Employee Memorial Plaza: 200 W Washington St. Hance Park: 67 W Culver St. Smith Park: 4030 W Sherman St. Encanto Park: 2605 N 15th Ave. Cesar Chavez Park: 7858 S 35th Ave. Tramonto Park: 35425 N. 32nd Dr. Paradise Valley Park: 17642 N. 40th St.

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According to the EPA, Northern Arizona University was acknowledged for educating the community about the EPA’s food packaging reduction toolkit and launching a food recovery network. More recently, a studentled group at NAU began to collaborate with Sodexo, a food company. The collaboration is working on recycling food waste within the university’s dining services and has received a $60,000 grant from NAU’s Green Fund to set the collaboration in motion. Arizona State University’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives has teamed up with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department to conduct a twoyear study of using food scraps and yard waste to produce soil for nine city parks. Compost is applied to select study areas and will be analyzed by soil health, water usage and other methods. According to the study, yard waste and food waste make up 45 percent of Phoenix’s solid waste stream. In the first year of the Phoenix Turf Compost Study, 449 cubic yards of compost were applied across 8.21 acres at the nine participating parks. Since the study is over a two-year time span, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is not able to release any complete conclusions. However, according to a city council report, the compost has substantially improved turf quality in the first round of observations. With the efforts of Arizona universities, the EPA confidently takes steps toward its food recovery goal of 2030. Students have led the way to a more sustainable form of waste processing. “Universities have been great proponents of the food recovery challenge by directly reducing wasted food, partnering with community organizations, and – most importantly – educating college and university students about reducing food waste,” Perez-Sullivan of the EPA said.

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Better Hearing and Mental Health Care Should be Made Available to All By Sherri Collins, Executive Director, Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing With more than 1 million individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in Arizona and more than 48 million nationwide, it is natural to assume that access to quality health care for those with a hearing loss would be the same as for those whose hearing is intact. The reality is that it is not. This month is both Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and Mental Health Month (MHM), and together, both causes connect on an important issue within the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are an underserved cultural and linguistic population within the nation’s mental health system. Unfortunately, it is all too common that a cultural, language or communication issue is mistaken for a developmental delay or mental illness. Additionally, there is evidence to show that those who are deaf or hard of hearing are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, cognitive decline and social isolation. A recent article from Gallaudet University reports that individuals who are deaf

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or hard of hearing, especially youth, have more mental health problems or symptoms than their hearing peers. There is also research to support that low self-esteem or self-concept can predict mental health problems, an issue that is more prevalent within the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Moreover, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing who live in rural areas face an entirely different set of challenges from those who live in more urban regions. According to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program, more than 90 percent of all psychologists and psychiatrists work exclusively in metropolitan areas. As a result of this, rural Americans travel further to receive services because comprehensive services are often unavailable to them. There are also very few programs within the country

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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 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 480595-0211 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

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PETS & SUPPLIES REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. www. pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com RENTALS Looking for an affordable 62+ senior apartment? Superior Arboretum Apartments, immediate occupancy, one bedroom &

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Pet of the Week: Carmen Meet Carmen!

50 Years Combined Experience!

Carmen is an approximately 2-year-old, female, gray tabby. She is a sweet, playful cat, and she’s fit right in at her foster home. She enjoys playing with her kitty brother in her foster home and would likely do well in a home with another cat. Carmen is young and active and likes to play. It’s unknown how she would do with dogs, so if you’re interested in adopting her, a meet and greet with other pets in the household would be a good idea. Carmen is up to date on shots, spayed, and microchipped. If you’re interested in meeting her, please complete the Anthem Pets matchmaker form, located online at http://form.jotform. us/form/41676646153157. Her adoption fee is $40. Looking for more pets? Visit facebook.com/anthempetsaz and view photos of adoptable cats and dogs. For more info on Anthem Pets, email anthempets@yahoo.com.

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