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Although all responding agencies don’t appear to be in agreement, a vehicle fire south of Cordes Junction on May 2 may be the most likely reason why northbound traffic on I-17 was at a near standstill as far south as Anthem that afternoon. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, a vehicle fire broke out near mile marker 258 in the northbound lanes of I-17. The vehicle had been towing a trailer, and the blaze led to the roadway’s closure. As of 6:30 p.m. May 2, ADOT reported that traffic was backed up for more than 10 miles from the scene of the fire, and officials were unsure how long it would be before the roadway could be reopened for weekend traffic. About 45 minutes later, ADOT reported that responding emergency personnel still had the right lane blocked off but one northbound lane had been reopened. ADOT did not comment on what might have led to the fire or whether there were any injuries. The agency, along with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, deferred to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to share further details on the incident. A DPS PIO had no knowledge of a vehicle fire, however, and said there was only a small brush fire at about 1 p.m.

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Childhood classics — Guests at Monday’s concert held at Cactus Shadows High School were treated to performances by several different Cave Creek Unified School District bands. Pictured above, Jason See directs the fourth grade band on songs such as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

Fire department welcomes latest CERT grads The Daisy Mountain Fire Department held its last Community Emergency Response Team training session of the season April 24, and more than a dozen students graduated this time around from the 8-week-long program. In that final class last week, students had an opportunity to put the skills they had recently learned into practice by taking part in a disaster drill. The drill scenario mimicked the fallout from a severe, summertime monsoon storm that had ravaged the Daisy Mountain Fire District communities of Anthem, Desert Hills and New River. The 21 students who had completed the CERT training were then tasked with the hypothetical role of assisting their local fire department in a time of overwhelming need. Fire Chief Mark Nichols was on hand to observe the drill and issue course certificates to each student. Nichols also spoke with the graduating students about the close connection between DMFD and CERT volunteers. Originally developed in California and adopted by FEMA as a national curriculum, the premise of CERT is to train residents to be better equipped to take care

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Final exam — Students in the Daisy Mountain Fire Department’s CERT program gathered April 24 in New River to complete their rescue training. Pictured above, students practice extricating victims.

of themselves and their family in the event of a disaster. Beyond that, volunteers who complete additional training and become affiliated with the fire department can assist the department during a disaster under certain

circumstances. CERT training is offered by DMFD free of charge. The annual program starts in March. For more information, visit DMFDCC.org or contact Paul Schickel at CERT@DMFD.org.

A world renowned Anglican p r ie s t i s c om i n g to t he Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley May 16-18 to conduct a residential “Healing o f M e m o r i e s Wo r k s h o p for Veterans.” The program was created by the Rev. Michael Lapsley, a n A n g l ic a n m i s s io n a r y priest, who in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe. After a long recovery from the bombing, Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds i n f lic ted by wa r, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances. Veterans of any era may f i nd out more about t he workshop or register for the event by contacting the workshop program manager, Mike Wold, at 651-687-9767 or michael_w_ wold@ m sn.com. Space i s limited to the first 24 veterans who register. The free workshop is open only to veterans. All meals and two nights of lodging is included. Transportation will be provided to veterans who need it. The event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. on May 16 and ends at 2 p.m. on May 18. “ He a l i n g of Me mo r ie s Workshop for Veterans” has been conducted eight times for over 120 veterans in Minnesota and Arizona. Partial f unding has been provided by a grant from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services. Donations in support of the workshop program may be made in two ways. Make checks payable to “The Franciscan Renewal Center” with “Healing of Memories” written in the memo line and send to: The Franciscan Renewal Center, Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Donations via credit card may be placed by calling Amy at the Franciscan Renewal Center at 480-948-7460 x132.


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Rock star rookies — Thanks to their academic prowess and a loan from the Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, a team of Boulder Creek students shined in Hawaii.

Deer Valley Unified School District’s Boulder Creek Academic Decathlon team recently placed sixth in the nation and third for public schools during the Academic Decathlon National Finals in Honolulu, Hawaii. As anticipated, the team was selected as “Rookie of the Year.” Eight individual medals were also won by Chris Balzer, Nick Goettl, Cameron Moreno and Sean Wurr. The competition’s quiz-like theme centered on World War I and included ques-

tions relating to art, economics, literature, math, music, science and social science. To help with the cost of the finals trip in Honolulu, the Arizona Academic Decathlon Association loaned $10,000 to Boulder Creek’s team, and the local students have been fundraising to help pay off this loan. The team still needs around $3,000. To support the Boulder Creek Academic Decathlon team by making a donation, visit their website at indiegogo.com/projects/729460/emal or make a tax credit donation online at dvusd.org/domain/2806.

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Pianist wins Arizona Musicfest scholarship to attend Juilliard Arizona Musicfest recently announced Chandler pianist Anna Han as the newest recipient of its 2014/2015 scholarships. Han said she will attend The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. A frequent participant in Arizona Musicfest competitions, Han recently won first place at the 2014 Arizona Musicfest Young Musician’s Competition for grades 11 and 12. She has previously performed as a soloist with the Chandler Symphony, West Valley Symphony, Verde Valley Sinfonietta, MusicaNova Symphony Orchestra, as well as twice with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Performances outside Arizona include appearances at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., SubCulture New York, New World Center in Miami and the Lied Center of Kansas. She has given solo performances at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Chicago and for PianoWorks in New London, Conn. An alumnus of the National Public Radio show “From the Top,” she was also awarded a 2013 Silver Award by the National YoungArts Foundation. The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually in May to young musicians who excel at their instrument and are pursuing a college-level education with the goal of establishing a full or part-time career in classical music performance. Previous winners of the Arizona Musicfest Scholarship are eligible for annual scholarship renewals during their

college education. Renewing scholarship winners currently attend Arizona State University School of Music, USC’s Thornton School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music. Including this year’s $12,500 in financial assistance, The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship has awarded a total of $32,500 since its inception in 2011. Information on The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship 2015/2016 will be available in January 2015. Details and the application form will be posted on the Arizona Musicfest website at www.azmusicfest.org. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call Arizona Musicfest at 480-488-0806. The scholarship is open to all residents of Arizona. Introducing Anna Han, 2014/2015 scholarship recipient: Described by The Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted … a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” 18-year-old Anna Han of Chandler started taking piano lessons with her current teacher, Fei Xu, at New Century Conservatory at age 5. When she was 11, she became the national first place winner of the 2007 Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Competition. Since then, she has won a number of prestigious international piano competitions. Han made her orchestral debut with the Chandler Symphony at age 11, performing Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”

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Ponder Polynesia at archaeology talk The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society invites the public to attend its last meeting of the season, which will feature one of the most remote islands in the world: Easter Island. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Cave Creek. Leading the evening’s presentation on Easter Island will be Britton Shepardson, the author of “Moai: a New Look at Old Faces.” Shepardson is an archaeologist and lecturer at Northern Arizona University. Over the past 14 years, his research has applied quantitative analysis and noninvasive methods to address a number of research topics on Easter Island and other Polynesian islands. His publications in academic journals, as well as mainstream

media in a variety of different countries around the world, addresses the megalithic statuary of Rapa Nui, prehistoric territoriality, and estimates prehistoric colonization dates for Pacific islands. Shepardson is also the founder and director of Terevaka.net Archaeological Outreach, an international volunteer program dedicated to educating and empowering local youths on Easter Island. TAO now integrates archaeological research with educational outreach and sustainable economic development. Easter Island, located 2,182 miles off the cost of central Chile, is known for its large statues, which are called moai and were created by the Rapa Nui people. The cataloged number of moai on the island or in museums is 887.


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Horseshoe Trails’ May named ‘Teacher of the Year’ Incentives from municipalities, At the Cave Creek Unified utilities driving water conservation School District’s first-ever award ceremony of its kind, held April 30 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, Natalie May of Horseshoe Trails Elementary was named the 2014 “Teacher of the Year.” May teaches second grade at the CCUSD educational institution. As part of the “Teacher of the Year” award, which was made possible by a donation from Dick and Barbara Gunderson, May received a $3,000 prize and will be the local school district’s nominee to receive a similar award at the state level. Nominations for CCUSD Teacher of the Year were requested in August. Former state-level winners and ambassadors served on the selection committee. They followed the judging procedure used for the Arizona Teacher of the Year. In addition to May receiving the top award, several honorees were also selected, including Cindy Puschak, music teacher at Desert Sun Academy; and Carrie McCulloch, kindergarten teacher at Lone Mountain Elementary. They both received an award of $1,000. Other nominees from CCUSD included Sarah Caranza, Spanish teacher at Sonoran Trails Middle School; Patty Egan, physi-

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Awarded educator— Natalie May of Horseshoe Trails Elementary came away with this year’s “Teacher of the Year” award for CCUSD.

cal education teacher at Cactus Shadows High School; Angie Braude, seventh and eighth grade sci-tech teacher at Sonoran Trails Middle School; and Laurie Van Fleet, third grade teacher at Black Mountain Elementary School. In addition to the awards, CCUSD and Cave Creek Unified

Education Foundation “Rock The District” students were on hand at the April 30 ceremony to perform, including Sonoran Trails Middle School’s Halle Ata-Abadi, Chance McLaughlin, Cristina Silbert and Sophie Louis and also Cactus Shadows High School sophomore Abby Walker.

Scottsdale offers residents $75 for installing new toilets that use less water. Some other Arizona municipalities have water conservation incentives of $1,000 or more. T he go a l: e nc o u r a g i n g conser vation of the state’s finite water supply and, in turn, lowering the cities’ costs of obtaining and delivering water. With supplies limited and growth expected, conservation is certain to be a big part of Arizona’s water future. But experts say making homes more water-efficient is driven primarily by government and utilit y i ncent ives rat her t han homeowners simply trying to go green. They point to the relatively inexpensive cost of water as the reason. Water costs in Phoenix are eighth-lowest on a list of 30 U.S. cities, at about $38.75 a month for an average family using 100 gallons per person per day, according to Circle of Blue, an organization dedicated to covering world resource issues. While water might be cheap today, experts project that that won’t be the case in the future, so some local governments are using

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Full ProMusica orchestra comes to Anthem May 17

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Maestro — Adam Stich and ProMusica Arizona’s orchestra will wrap up their season with a concert at Boulder Creek High School.

ProMusica Arizona will be performing Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” at 7:30 p.m. May 17 in the Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center in Anthem. ProMusica Arizona’s artistic director, Adam Stich, said that his group’s final concert of the season celebrates the creation of the world as described in the biblical book of Genesis. The music in “The Creation” ranges from hushed passages to powerful crescendos as it portrays the evolution of the world and its inhabitants. “It is exciting and full of life— you can hear (in the orchestration) the running lions and leaping stallions, as well as the chaos

and the ‘Big Bang,” Stich said. The concert will feature not only the entire orchestra and chorale, but also soloists and background artistry. Solo performers include Kirk Douglas as Archangel Raphael, Ryan Glover as Archangel Uriel, Anna-Lisa Hackett as Eve, Deirdre Pagani as Archangel Gabriel and Esmeraldo Silva as Adam. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors and $12 for students. And until May 16 at The Outlets at Anthem, shoppers who spend $200 in same day receipts on merchandise will be entitled to a free ticket for the concert. While supplies last, tickets will be available at the customer service desk in the food pavilion. Additional concert tickets can be purchased by going online to www.pmaz.org and clicking on the “buy tickets” link. Tickets are also available at Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in Anthem or by calling 623-326-5172.

Starting May 14 and running every other Wednesday through October, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House in Cave Creek will play host to the Arizona history dinner series featuring story spinners such as Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis, Robin Sewell and Lance Polingyouma. Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble will launch the series on May 14 with a walk down the trails of Cave Creek’s past with his presentation, “The Historic Cartwright CC Ranch.” He’ll explore the legacy of Cartwright Sonoran Ranch House’s namesake family, and guests can join in an adventure on horseback, too. Admission to a history dinner, which includes a presentation, a three-course dinner, live music and more, costs $55 per person. Dinners start at 6 p.m., followed by presentations at 7 p.m. More information on—and reservations for—the dinners can be obtained by calling 480-488-8031. Patricia Motley of MTM Ranch

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Nothing better than eye-catching signs, headlines Have you read any good headlines lately? If you want a good chuckle, just pick up a few newspapers or magazines. “Lingerie Shipment Hijacked – Thief Gives Police the Slip” appeared in a New Jersey paper. “ Q u e e n M a r y H av i n g Bottom Scraped” was the naughty header in a Long Beach magazine. What was the Los Angeles Times thinking when it printed, “Autos BLUHM Killing Over One Hundred A Day – We Can Do Better!” Hey, I loved the headline, “Private Water Company Keeps Residents Thirsty for Truth.” “Women’s Movement Has Become More Broad-Based” might have been a slip-of -the-tongue. But surely the Italian newspaper that had a headline, “Prostitutes Appeal Strongly to the Pope,” was

going to have a lot of explaining to do. A financial journal wrote that the “Diaper Market Has Bottomed-Out.” And a medical journal’s header was, “Gunshot Victim at Death’s Door, But Surgeons Pull Him Through.” Gee, sounds sort of creepy. And a Phoenix paper wrote, “Thieves Are Still Wanted.” Who wants a thief? I also love road signs and bumper stickers. It makes driving more entertaining. I waved at the woman who had a bumper sticker saying, “CAUTION, Driver Legally Blond.” A man sitting in traffic on I-17 had “Boldly Going Nowhere” on the back of his truck. A lady in a black Mercedes talking on her cell phone seemed happy tooling around Anthem with a bumper sticker that said, “Don’t interrupt my phone call with your honking, turning, stopping or going. I need to concentrate!” If you drive around our rural communities, all kinds of

interesting road signs appear. You could find out about yoga, weldi ng, ta x pre pa rat ion, ch i ldc a re, weed remova l, excavation, hay, t utor ing, saddle repair, doggy daycare, dieting and trim carpenters. These are all handmade signs! I especially like the one that reads, “Mule 4 Sale (not too smart but sturdy). “Moving Sale” signs are becoming more creative. I passed one in Desert Hills that read, “Wife is Selling All Man Tools & Other Guy Stuff – Divorce Sale.” Hmm ... now that’s marketing. Road signs that must have been installed by the state or county are also pretty funny. I love the one at a steep drop-off on a road in New River that screams, “Walk Your Horses.” Would anyone but a suicidal maniac ride down that hill? How about those creepy “Watch for Falling Rock” signs that are posted on mountainous roads and are nothing more than anxiety-producing reminders of lurking danger. Is this supposed to somehow

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make us more cautious? Yikes, are we to take our eyes off the road and start looking up at rocks? When residents don’t think the county officials get it right, they make up their own signs. “Slow Down You Idiot” is a handmade gem in a New River community. “Not A Through Street” signs are posted up in front of cul-desacs. “Keep Out” and “No Public Access” signs are numerous all over the place. I loved the big painted sign suspended on ranch gates in front of a home in Cave Creek that used to read, “Now That You Are Here – Go Away.” It was taken down when the couple moved away, replaced by a simple “Welcome.” Perhaps one of favor ite ha nd m ade sig n s i s on a fence post that reads, “If you think you can run across this property in 10 seconds–don’t. My bull can do it 9.” This homeowner has few problems with trespassers. I have a particular problem with the signs that read, “Slide

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Community Events FRIDAY ‘Monsoon Madness’ Learn about monsoons—what they are, what causes them and how to prepare for them—at a May 9 educational session at Cave Creek Regional Park led by Paul Catanzariti of the county’s stormwater quality program. “Monsoon Madness” starts in the Nature Center at 7 p.m. Church rummage sale Coolwater Christian Church will host an “Everything Under the Sun” rummage sale starting at 7 each morning May 9-10. The sale will run until noon and feature clothing, furniture, tools, household goods, linens, toys, books and more. The church is located at 28181 N. 56th St. in Scottsdale (SE corner of 56th Street and Dynamite). There will also be a “Market on the Move” produce sale on May 10 in the parking lot of the church. For more information, contact Jessica at 480-734-1422. SATURDAY Lobsterfest From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 10, the Kiwanis Club of New River will offer its 18th annual Lobsterfest fundraising event, taking place this year at the New River Kiwanis Community Park, 48606 N. 17th Ave. in New River. Proceeds of the event will benefit the park. All dinners will be presold. To reserve tickets, call 623-465-0229. MONDAY Soccer club tryouts Anthem Soccer Club will conduct tryouts May 12-15 for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Teams are organized by players’ ages as of Aug. 1. The tryout schedule includes U-10 boys and girls teams on May 12, U-11 and U-12 boys and girls teams on May 13, U-13 and U-14 boys and girls teams on May 14 and all teams from U-15 up to U-18 on May 15. All participants must sign in at field No. 1 along Gavilan Peak Parkway, and each group’s tryout session is expected to last about 90 minutes, starting at 7 p.m. Players are asked to wear appropriate gear, such as soccer shoes and shin guards, and to bring drinking water. For more information, contact Mark Kerlin at 623-582-2413, markkerlin@ hotmail.com. TUESDAY Snakes and sweets The May 13 New River Desert Hills Community Association meeting will include a presentation by Jim Walkington about how to keep pets away from snakes and Horst and Gigi Kraus will be providing ice cream for the event. For younger children, there will be reading of the Southwestern tale “The Gum Chewing Rattler,” written by Joe Hayes. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station Administration Building, located at 43814 N. New River Rd.

WEDNESDAY Lessons of the Himalayas Join Christine Regan at 2:30 p.m. May 14 at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek for a discussion about the lessons she learned about herself, life and business while trekking through the Himalayas with a Canadian trekking team. See a slide show of the Nepalese countryside and learn why this 78-mile trek over 10 days changed her life and planted the seed of a new-found passion for climbing mountains. Limited seating. Register: 480488-2286. Chamber evening mixer From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 14, the Desert Foothills YMCA, Foothills Community Foundation, and the Paradise Valley Community College Black Mountain will be hosting the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce’s latest networking event. Mix and mingle with other men and women of the business community. More info available at 480-488-3381 and www.carefreecavecreek.org. LATER THIS MONTH Job search Career Connectors, a nonprofit specializing in matching job seekers with employers, will hold a meeting from 9 a.m. to noon May 15 featuring hiring companies including Yodle, Pridestaff and Education Management Corporation. The meeting will take place at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, in Scottsdale. WEEKLY Scottsdale North Rotary The public is invited to the Scottsdale North Rotary Club’s weekly dinner meetings, held Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at the Hacienda Mexican Grill, 32527 N. Scottsdale Rd. Rotary is a global humanitarian organization made up of men and women who are business, professional and community leaders. The club’s top priority is the eradication of polio. Stories in Cave Creek From 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek hosts “Little Ones Story Time.” The program is geared toward newborns and children up to 36 months in age. The library also has a story time program for toddlers, which is held every Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Networking group AmSpirit Business Connections is national organization consisting of sales representatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals which provides a forum for its members to exchange qualified referrals with others in the group. The Greater Scottsdale Chapter of AmSpirit meets every Wednesday 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. at the offices of Homeowners Financial Group located at 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, No. 280 in Scottsdale.

Prospective new members and visitors are welcome to attend. Crafting Adults wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macramé or do just about anything that has to do with fiber are invited to North Valley Regional Library’s “Made by Hand” program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Bring projects, books and patterns, accomplishments and knowledge to share with others. Learn something new about your own craft, or pick up another craft (or stitch) that has piqued your interest. Or come and spend a couple of leisurely hours doing something you love to do or would like to learn and, in the process, make new friendships. Friday night meals The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1796 in Black Canyon City is serving up meals every Friday night. The public is welcome to attend. Homework help Teen volunteers are available Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Broom Library to help elementary school-aged children with homework assignments and study skills. MONTHLY Alzheimer support group An Alzheimer support group is held the fourth Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. Meet other area caregivers, share feelings, concerns, information and useful tools at this free gathering. For information, call 623-910-6072. Asthma class A free, introductory class for parents regarding asthma management is offered the second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., in Room 400 at the John C. Lincoln Medical Office Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix. The class educates parents on asthma “triggers,” medications and more. For more information, call 623-879-5452 or email PCOC@JCL.com. Daisy Mountain Rock Club Residents of New River, Desert hills, Anthem and Tramonto who are geology fans are invited to the Anthem Civic Building the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Daisy Mountain Rock Club meetings. Attendees may bring in rocks for identification, and the club features field trips and guest speakers. Grief support group Hospice of the Valley offers a free, drop-in grief support group from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month through June 3 at the Anthem Civic Building. The support groups are open to adults 18 and

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Kids perform Disney musical in Anthem Musical Theatre of Anthem will perform the musical production “Disney’s Aristocats KIDS” May 15-18 at its Anthem theater space, which is located at 42323 N. Vision Way. Based on the popular Disney film, the story follows Madame’s jealous butler Edgar, plus Duchess and her Aristokittens, who abandons the cats in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas

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Career Con nec tors, a nonprofit organization that helps professionals manage and maximize their job search efforts, has launched a web-based career management system. The group’s new eCareer Center is an individualized, comprehensive career tool available at careerconnectors.org, said Career Connectors founder and CEO Jessica M. Pierce. The site includes a personal management system that covers topics such as resumes, research, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation and more. “Integrating multiple resumes, managing LinkedIn contacts, tracking job leads, researching target companies and networking directly with recruiters is helping

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art from page 13 other natural objects to create unusual and unique textures. Karen came to the Faberge style eggs while working at the Cave Creek Museum. She found herself taking a class, taught by co-worker Fran Hunold, and fell in love with the process. She entered the White House Easter Egg Competition in 2008 with her second attempt in egg decorating. Her piece, entitled “Monument Valley in an Egg,” then won the privilege to represent Arizona at the White House. Subsequently, she was rewarded with a tour of the White House and a picture with First Lady Laura Bush. Karen’s entry became part of the White House collection and now resides at the Bush Presidential Library. In 2009, Karen entered a Faberge egg entitled “1870 Western Street Scene” in the White House Easter Egg Competition. Once again, she was asked to represent Arizona at the White House. Her winning egg is currently on display at the White House Visitor’s Center in Washington D.C. during the Obama administration.

To learn new skills, build a resume, meet new friends and make a difference in the community, apply for a volunteering opportunity by visiting JCL.com/volunteer online and submitting an application to the North Mountain campus or by contacting the volunteer office at 602-331-5729. Karen is active with her fellow artisans in the Sonoran Arts League, Southwest Gourd Association and the New River Gourd Path. She chaired the Sonoran Arts League’s Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Karen took a lead position in sponsoring a local “judges training session” for gourd art with the Southwest Gourd Association. She said that this led to a greater awareness in the overall judging process at the Annual Wuertz Gourd Festival Competition held in Casa Grande. Over 12,000 visitors attend the Festival in Casa Grand each year, contributing to its reputation as one of the best artistic gourd events in the United States. To see Karen’s work locally, visit the Cave Creek Museum Gift Shop and Desert Foothills Library where she has two pieces on exhibit. She will have five pieces on display at the Kernville Cultural and Art Center in Texas from May 22 to June 22. Also, visit her website at soaringspiritstudio.com. Karen can be contacted by email at Karen@soaringspiritstudio.com or by phone at 623-465-0096.

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Recent racist comments hard to stomach, yet are free speech Cliven Bundy should be happy for the public revelation of the private comments of fellow racist Donald Sterling; the latter has replaced the former as the person Americans most love to hate. These two bigots recently spewed racial hatred: Bundy suggesting that AfricanA me r ic a n s might do well to consider slavery over freedom, NAPOLITANO and Sterling offering disjointed comments that reveal his evident beliefs in white supremacy. Bundy is a Nevada rancher who became a hero to the right for standing up to the heavy hand of federal suppression of property rights in the West. He and his family had been grazing their cattle on land they believed was theirs or the state of Nevada’s for more than 100 years, when along came the federal Bureau of Land Management, which claimed the land and assessed Bundy for his use of it. A federal judge upheld the claims and the million-dollar assessment; yet Bundy refused to pay. Instead of filing the judgment in a courthouse, as you and I would do if we had a judgment against Bundy, the feds showed

up with 200 camouf lage-clad machine gun-bearing federal agents determined to steal Bundy’s cattle. Soon, thousands of Nevadans showed up to support Bundy, whereupon the feds enacted a “free speech zone.” They ordered the protesters either to remain silent, or to enter the zone and protest there. The zone was a 25-square-yard patch of earth in the Nevada desert, three miles from the Bundy/BLM confrontation site. Sterling is a billionaire who owns the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association and was a hero to the left for his public support of liberal causes. He has given generously to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP and to the Democratic Party in California. He is white, married and apparently enjoys the company of a biracial girlfriend. Recordings of his several wild, weird, disjointed rants directed to the girlfriend and uttered in the privacy of his own home have been played publicly. In them, Sterling directs his girlfriend not to attend Clipper games in the company of her AfricanAmerican friends. Both of these men used hateful and hurtful words that were animated by truly condemnable attitudes about race. No moral person credibly could suggest that

slavery is preferable to freedom, and no moral person credibly could suggest that whites are superior to blacks in any respect. Those were attitudes advanced by antebellum slave owners and 20th-century supporters of laws that used the machinery of government to harm blacks during the 100 years following the Civil War. All rational people, understanding the colorblindness of the natural law, have a moral obligation — but not a legal one — publicly to treat persons of different races with equal dignity and respect. I can morally prefer a friend or a mate who is of my race, but I cannot morally hate a potential friend or mate just because the person is not of my race. I do not know what is in their hearts, but Bundy and Sterling are apparently haters. What to do with them because of their speech? Nothing. I mean nothing. Racially hateful speech is protected from government interference by the First Amendment, which largely was written to protect hateful speech. Neither Bundy nor Sterling has been accused in these instances of racially motivated conduct — just speech animated by hatred. In the Bundy case, the feds did

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Top-down education style can hamper children A kindergarten in New York has canceled its end-of-theyear kiddie show in order to devote more time to college and career prep. In a letter to parents, the teachers explained: “ T h e reason for elim i nati ng t h e kindergarten show is s i m p l e . We are r e s p on si ble for preparing SKENAZY children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills and know that we can best do that by having them become strong readers, writers, coworkers, and problem solvers. Please ... know that we are making these decisions with the interests of all children in mind.” Now, I don’t doubt that these teachers thought they were making the best possible decision. But having just read the mind-blowing book “Free to Learn,” by Peter Gray — a research professor at Boston College, as well as author of the standard college textbook “Psychology” — I think the school is giving its poor prepped-out kids the very least of what they need the most: free time. Free time to do what looks like absolutely Dartmouthbe-damned nothing: playing house, running around, feeding an animal — the stuff kids do when no one’s teaching them that “diploma begins with D. Can you draw a D?” The thing about playing is that it’s not separate from learning. It is learning. In fact, if young kids aren’t playing, chances are they are getting a fraction of the knowledge they would get if they were “just” goofing around. This will sound strange, but instructing kids may actually backfire. Consider one scene Gray describes in his book. Two kindergarteners are looking at some Popsicle sticks with riddles on them. They’re trying their very hardest to decipher them because they are so eager to get the jokes. T he teache r con f i scates the sticks so the k ids can concent rate on t he lesson s h e’s t e a c h i n g ... a b o u t the alphabet.

Do you honestly think they’ll learn more when they return their attention to the lesson? Here’s another example from Gray’s book: A researcher conducted an experiment on some 4- and 5-year-olds. She had a toy that you could make do four different things — squeak, light up, buzz ... whatever. She took a third of the kids into a room (one by one) and demonstrated how to make the toy squeak: You press this button here. The second group she sort of ignored while she “played” with the toy and made it squeak, seemingly for her own fun. The third group she simply handed the toy. Later on, the second and third groups had discovered how to make the toy produce more effects than the kids in the first group had. Why? The kids in the first group were following instructions; they did what the teacher had shown them. The other groups played. Gray’s point: By “teaching” children the traditional way — sitting them down and spoonfeedi ng t hem i n for mat ion — we are actually making t he m le s s c u r iou s, mor e passive and, finally, less educated because all that gets into them is what the teacher tells them. Or at least a little bit of it. We are shutting down their natural inquisitiveness. But unleashed from lesson plans, k ids are on f ire to learn. Need proof ? They all learn how to speak! No classes requi red! Nowad ays, k ids also learn how to type. My sons, like their peers, type at lightning speed despite their having no keyboarding lessons. Their desire to communicate and have f un means t hey taught themselves. It was ... child’s play! Eventually, kids who are curious will want to learn from books, from teachers, from tech. But substituting top-down “education” for free play isn’t preparing little kids for college or careers. It’s preparing them to check out. To find out more about Lenore Skenazy and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at creators.com.

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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 WILL BE accepted over the phone. NOTICES Looking for ladies and gentlemen to play Mah Jongg Wednesdays at the Civic Center building on Venture, noon to 3 or later. Call Nancy after 6pm. 623-465-9317 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian. Adoptions ADOPTION: A childless loving couple seeks to adopt. Large family. Financial security. Expenses paid. Eileen & Kim. Kimandeileenadopt @gmail.com or 1-800-456-4929. (AzCAN) ATV/Cycle/Etc 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 2004 GMC 2500HD Pickup, reg cab with camper shell $8,500 obo.Truck & camper shell are white with beige interior.86,500 miles. In great condition, has been well maintained. Call Markus 623-680-2454 2012 Ford Focus S. Like new. Only 3,200 Miles. $12,750 OBO 623-587-1702 Business Opportunities OWN YOUR own Medical Alert Company. Be the 1st and Only Distributor in your area! Unlimited $ return. Small investment required. Call toll free 1-844-2251200. (AzCAN) Cable/Satellite TV DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/ month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-318-1693. (AzCAN) DirectTV: 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirecTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800-6442857. (AzCAN) Garage Sales Huge New Liquidation sale, 901 E. Dolores Rd. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Last chance before it goes to auction. Electronics, Domestics, mattresses, housewares, furniture, shoes, sporting goods, video games. HELP WANTED Laborer needed for tree service company. MJ Tree service 480-205-1308 Looking for apprentice electrician with at least 2 years experience. 602-301-7299 Experienced Nursery Sales and Laborers. I-17 and Anthem Way area. Call 602-377-6534 or 623-465-9560

Caregiver or CNA needed Part Time for small senior group home in 85086 Zip code. Prefer someone who lives in the surrounding area. $9-$10 hour depending on experience. CPR, First Aid, TB required. 623-465-7203

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Handyman helper needed tile, cement, cabinets, many different things. leave message at 602-326-1946 or 602-374-9303. Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for experienced, hard-working Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. A successful candidate will be an experienced outside sales professional , preferably in print media, an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, passionate about details, honest and have the willingness to prospect and make cold calls. Must have current computer skills. Please email resume to: foothillsfocus@ qwestoffice.net Rock Springs Café is hiring!! All positions. Apply in person. ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 82 AZ newspapers. Reach over 2 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN) CDL A Truck Drivers Needed. Up to $5,000 Sign-On-Bonus & $0.54 CPM. Solos & Team. Excellent Hometime. Great Miles, Benefits, 401K, EOE. Call 7 days/wk! 866837-5997. GordonTrucking.com. (AzCAN) INSTRUCTION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. No experience needed! Online training at SC Train gets you Job Ready! HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-926-6058. (AzCAN) Livestock & Supplies 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. Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption.Come see us: www.dreamchaserhorserescue. org or Susan at 623-910-6530

Classic Spinet Piano: Story & Clark, ivory keys, excellent condition, valued at $1200. Price $400/negotiable: Local transportation assistance. 480-353-6648 18ft equipment trailer with ramps, diamond plate deck. 14,000 GVW. $2000. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692 Complete cutting torch set with full bottles and dolly. $375 obo. 602214-5692/623-742-0369 Cactus. 5 gallon & 36in box. Perfect for landscape. Great price for all. 623-742-0369 Craftman truck box. $50. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 For Sale: 40ft shipping container w/ 2 skylights, 2 whirrly birds, 4x4 sliding glass window, interior 3/8 OSB skinned, 60 amp electrical panel w/ 4 gang plugs every 8ft. Asking $6500. In excellent condition. A must See. Call Gary or Allie at 623-4652801 for more info. NO calls after 7pm please!! Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture-great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211

D & G Scrapping. Old washers, dryers, hot water heaters, etc. We will recycle your left over yard sale items. Moving? We will take your trash to NR refuse for cash. Call 602-920-4989 Hello I’m Jeff McCormick, your computer support professional. I fix all types of computer problems onsite: virus & popups, slow computers, WinXP upgrade to Win7 or Win8, network setup, memory and disk upgrades, software installs, etc. I’m local, I own the business AND I do the work, so I care about your satisfaction. References available. Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android. Browse www.get-sirius.com or call 602-571-5456 Need a Bartender? Parties, Weddings, and Other Events. Reasonable Rates & Friendly Service! Dayanna Cavallo. Az Liquor Law Certified Call: 623687-1242 dayanna.cavallo@ gmail.com Roommate Wanted Roommate wanted to share home in BCC. Mountain Views. Extras available. $400mo. 623-374-5447 ask for Beverly

Real Estate ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classifiedarizona .com. (AzCAN) Rentals 1 bdrm guest house, $600/mo no pets, New River 602-527-3171 RV PARK SPACE--NICE! Small Quiet Park. Green Trees. Clean Air. Free Storage Sheds & WiFi. Nice Neighbors. 55+. $270 Monthly. North of Anthem on I-17. GreenNLush. com 623-374-9123 Land For Sale 39 ACRE SELF SUFFICIENCY RANCH, $193 month. Secluded quiet 6,100’ northern AZ ranch. Evergreen trees, meadowland blend. Sweeping ridge top mountain/valley views. Borders 640 acres of Federal woodlands. Free well access, loam garden soil, mild climate, camping, RV ok. $19,900, $1,990 dn. Guaranteed financing. Pics, maps, weather, area info. 1st United 800-9666690. (AzCAN)

NEW MEXICO LAND LIQUIDATION. 20 acre lots $14,000. 40 acres - $26,000. 68 acres - $44,200. Nicely treed, views, over 7000’ elevation, abundant wildlife, financing. NMWP 575-773-4996. (AzCAN) New River Land Sale. 360 degree views, 2200ft elevation, underground electric and water. 1 to 19 acres available. Located at the base of Gavilan Peak. Call 623-680-1017 4 ACRES with views of majestic Bradshaw Mountains. Situated at the end of road. Area of custom site built homes. Area of 30 gallon a minute wells. Property does have its own well and electric. Close proximity to Agua Fria river bed. Just south of Prescott. Easy commute to Prescott, Flagstaff or Phoenix. Rural living yet close to shopping, hospital, schools, colleges and other amenities. Priced to sell quickly at $160,000. Call Kay 928-710-4193

Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692 Free Clean fill dirt wanted near New River and Circle Mtn. roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194 Pets & Supplies Looking for good homes for 2 Catahoula Heelers. Please call 602-920-4989 REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602-506-PETS www.pets.maricopa.gov Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com RV’s BUY OR SELL AN RV ONLINE. Best Deals and Selection. Visit RVT.com Classifieds. Thousands of RVs for sale by Owner and Dealer Listings. www. RVT.com. Call 888-771-8430. (AzCAN) Services Offered HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PARTTIME RESIDENTSLeave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices. com 480-567-6029

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napolitano from page 16 suppress speech by keeping it three miles away from them. Free speech, assembly and the right to petition the government would become empty and meaningless if the governmental targets of the speech and assembly could not hear it. The First Amendment will condone outlawing the use of a bullhorn by protesters in front of a hospital at 3 o’clock in the morning. But it will not condone free speech zones for the sake of government convenience. The entire United States of America is a free speech zone. In Sterling’s case, is it fair to punish someone for speech uttered in the privacy of his home? It would be exquisitely unfair for the government to do so, but the NBA is not the government. When Sterling bought his basketball team, he agreed to accept punishment for conduct unbecoming a team owner or conduct detrimental to the sport. Is speech conduct? For constitutional purposes, it is not; the Constitution does not restrain the NBA. It is free to pull the trigger of punishment to which Sterling consented. But it needn’t do so. Hateful and hurtful words have natural and probable consequences where the

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people are free to counter them. The government has no business cleansing the public marketplace of hateful ideas. The most effective equalizer for hatred is the free market. It will remedy Sterling’s hatred far more effectively than the NBA can. As advertisers and sponsors and fans desert Sterling-owned properties, he will be forced to sell them, lest his financial losses become catastrophic. And it has removed Bundy from the public stage altogether. But don’t hold your breath waiting for the forces of freedom to nullify hatred. Soon the forces of darkness will attempt to do so as creative prosecutors and hungry litigators bring the government into the fray. I hope they stay home and follow the natural law principle of subsidiarity, which mandates that public problems be solved using the minimum force necessary, not the maximum force possible — and no force at all where peaceful measures are just as effective. I would not invite Bundy or Sterling into my home, nor would I befriend them. But I will defend with zeal and diligence their constitutional freedoms. To find out more about Andrew P. Napolitano and to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com.

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Pixie, a 1-year-old Shih Tzu mix puppy, is a 12-pound cuddle partner that’s super sweet, mellow and quiet. She loves to play outside, go for car rides, take naps in the sun and play with her foster dog friends. She is house trained and a very quick learner. Pixie has had all her vaccinations and will be spayed and microchipped at the time of adoption. Call Anthem Pets at 480-287-3542 for more information about Pixie or other dogs and cats currently available for adoption. Anthem Pets is a nonprofit organization aiming to find forever homes for abandoned animals and return wayward pets to owners.

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movie from page 9 NVSO features Copland, Hanson ridden over the death of Gwen’s

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North Valley Symphony Orchestra music director Kevin Kozacek

North Valley Symphony Orchestra and its maestro, Kevin Kozacek, will perform American masterpieces at its final concert of the season on May 17. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at the North Canyon High School Center of Performing Arts, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr. Tickets may be purchased at www.northvalleysymphony.org. May 17 concert will celebrate two of America’s most revered and popular 20th century composers: Aaron Copland and Howard Hanson. The orchestra’s performance will include Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” and Hanson’s “2nd Symphony.” Additionally, the winner of the annual Summerford Violin Competition will perform the audition piece, Bach’s “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” NVSO includes musicians from around the Valley, including north Phoenix, Tramonto, Anthem, Desert Hills, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City and New River. NVSO’s mission is to build community through music, and it continues to honor its audience members with ticket prices at $5 to help attract families and audience members that might be new to attending live music events.

father (Dennis Leary), so much that he envisions his disapproving figure. Peter is also a teenager beginning to realize the stress of growing up, albeit one that is life threatening. New York City is at odds with the protective role of Spider-Man, but that doesn’t divert dedicated fans like the underappreciated Max Dillion (Jamie Foxx), an Oscorp employee who has an altering accident. Manipulation abounds in Oscorp, and Peter must protect the city, and the people he cares for, from a slew of threats. Relationship was a central theme with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Webb has a talent for making his characters come alive with conversation, especially with scenes between the two leads and their complicated kinship. The success of Webb’s first film rested with the character building quality, and while initially the tone felt delightfully reminiscent, things began to get cluttered with additional characters and predictable framework storytelling. Webb continued the excellent action flourishes felt in the first installment—the swinging and leaping Spiderman scenes felt like a perfect match for the 3-D element employed. Unfortunately, there were distracting tangents and suggestions that served only a small purpose within the present story being told and also related more specifically to the extended future of the Spider-Man franchise and the never-ending unfolding arc. The introduction was lengthy, though the examination of Peter’s remorse and subsequent guilt for the death of Gwen Stacy’s father, and the unraveling mystery of Peter’s parent’s abandonment, was rather interesting. Still, in the first hour, there was also the

The Foothills Focus transformation of a mild mannered man into electricity controlling villain, the reemergence of Peter’s childhood friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and the growing complications of Peter’s relationship with Gwen. That was a significant amount of development even for a film with a running time of 142 minutes. While the film may have been packed to the brim with story, the chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield was great and kept the film interesting. Dane DeHaan was a pleasant surprise, crafting a menacing attitude as the heir of the conniving Oscorp that made him a legitimate, formidable force against Spider-Man. Jamie Foxx came off a bit cartoonish, though the franchise and comic was known for over-the-top character flourishes. But there were brief moments were his villain was allowed ample screen time to let Foxx’s performance come to life. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was entertaining for a fun summer blockbuster, but it didn’t offer much more than being an introduction to later films in the expanding franchise.

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