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Scottsdale citizens will head to the polls Nov. 4 after sifting through and winnowing a field of eight City Council candidates to six remaining contenders. As of press time, the unofficial results indicated that the final sextet in order of votes received included: Linda Milhaven (13,681); Jennifer Petersen (11,888); David N. Smith (11,853); Dennis Robbins (11,750); Kathy Littlefield (11,167); and Cindy Hill (8,718). With such a close bunching of votes and no outright winners, the stakes are high for the remaining candidates to differentiate themselves during the next two months by clarifying their positions on a range of issues that impact the community. Come November, Scottsdale residents will have three councilmembers with new four-year terms. “We have a clean slate now and a brand new election,” said Hill, the executive director of Police Officers of Scottsdale Association. Voters have a choice between incumbents Milhaven and Robbins and four new candidates who are looking to bring their expertise to local government. For Milhaven, the focus will continue to be on economic vitality and fiscal discipline. “I am proud we were able to reduce expenses, keep taxes flat and sustain our financial strength during my first term,” Milhaven said. “We must



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continue to create conditions that promote private investment.” Petersen, an eight-year member of the Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board, said, “The cornerstones of my campaign are education and economic development.” Smith, a former Scottsdale city treasurer, will continue his campaign of delivering financial accountability to the council. “A vote for me is about fiscal integrity, citizen vision and accountability in local government,” he said. Robbins noted the importance of fiscal prudence as well as economic development. “I support responsible downtown development along with a balanced budget, always,” Robbins said. “We cannot spend more than we have.” Littlefield, past treasurer of Arizona Legislative District 23 Republican Committee, said her priority is keeping taxes low on families and business. “I led the political committee that opposed the third-of-a-billion-dollar city bond package that would have increased the city property taxes of Scottsdale,” Littlefield said. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. For information about where to vote or how to register, visit The registration deadline is 12 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Absentee ballots will be distributed as early as 35 days before Election Day. Gridiron

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The family of Notre Dame Prep High School senior defensive end Nicholas Violi, No. 33, would like to brag about him. He opened his senior season with three and a half quarterback sacks, two open-field tackles and numerous looking back assists on tackles. HeGridiron also shows great blocking on offense as leading fullback on special plays. Nice job, Nicholas! The Desert Canyon Middle School parent-teacher group is hoping the community comes through in helping to cover costs of critical student services and enhanced programs. It is hosting the Spirit Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 24, at the school, 10203 E. McDowell Mountain Rd. Open to the community, there will be carnival games, attractions including a haunted maze, photo screen, live DJ, food and lots of activities and contests. For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, call Debbie Blum at (602) 677-1518.

having a full hip-replacement surgery less than three years ago and a recent shoulder injury. After a six-month stint, Taco Haus— the latest from chef Payton Curry and restaurateur Dave Andrea—closed in August. Andrea told The Arizona Republic that that newspaper’s lukewarm review didn’t help matters. However, some have also indicated Curry’s social-media behavior may have had a hand in Taco Haus’ demise as well. He posted a picture of a Phoenix Magazine restaurant critic after her review of Taco Haus and outed a customer’s credit-card information for leaving without a tip. The duo’s other restaurant, Brat Haus, is doing just fine. While Taco Haus shuttered, others in Scottsdale celebrated grand openings recently, including Wasted Grain, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, The King, Union Barrelhouse, Burger 21 and The Standard.

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Scottsdale Community College is looking for players from its 1974 football team to celebrate a 40th anniversary reunion during homecoming weekend. The players will be introduced on the field prior to the start of this year’s homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 11. They will also be recognized during SCC’s annual Hall of Fame reception, held earlier that day on the SCC campus, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. Contact C.J. Coppola to confirm attendance and get event details at (480) 423-6390 or cj.coppola@

coached at SCC from 1974 to 1982, leading the men’s golf program to two NJCAA national championships and establishing SCC men’s golf as one of the nation’s premier community-college programs. He currently is managing partner/president of Lagardere Unlimited, a sports-marketing agency with an impressive list of professional athletes as clients, including golfer Phil Mickelson, Patrick Peterson, Reggie Bush and Terrell Suggs.

Speaking of SCC, the school will induct former head golf coach and assistant football coach Steve Loy into its Athletic Hall of Fame during homecoming weekend. Loy

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sports season. The project will allow football, soccer and lacrosse to be played at home for the first time since the school opened in 2002. The campaign for the sports complex, which was launched in 2013 after the school purchased more than 7 acres of vacant land adjacent to the northwest side of the campus, is under the direction of Chris Studenka, the director of development. Since the culinary festival was founded nine years ago, the event has raised at least $1.2 million for the school, she said. “The event originally started as a thank you to the community when they started the original capital campaign when they built the school,” she said. The culinary festival, which attracts more than 500 people annually, will feature sample tastings of about 15 restaurants’ signature dishes “Each restaurant provides a signature dish or a tasting of a dish they feel strongly about,” Leinweber explained. “People strolling through the event can walk up to anyone of the restaurant tents and obtain samples until they get their fill.” In addition to the food, there will be beer, wine and cocktails, as well as live entertainment from the Bob Powers Band. A gaming area will also be set up during the event. Raffle tickets—$50 for one, $100 for three and $500 for 20—will also be available. The grand prize is $5,000 in tuition. A minimum of three restaurant gift baskets worth at least $1,000 will be given away. “This is not only one of our favorite events involved with the school,” she said. “We have brought friends that have no affiliation with the school, and they still maintain it is one of their favorite nights of the year.”


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By Lynette Carrington A pair of Scottsdale culinary events will tempt the taste buds of area foodies in late September and early October. Scottsdale Spice will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Venue Scottsdale as the inaugural Community event for the city’s Chamber of Commerce. Nearly two dozen restaurants will turn up the heat for Scottsdale’s Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its inaugural signature community event, Scottsdale spiciest culinary competition. “It is technically a signature Spice, at The Venue Scottsdale on Saturday, Sept. 27. event of the Scottsdale chamber, but outdoor culinary event features more it is designed to be our community- than 60 restaurants and beverage based event,” said Anna Mineer, vice vendors and a chef competition, with president with the Scottsdale Area proceeds benefiting Boys and Girls Chamber of Commerce. Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Scottsdale At Scottsdale Spice, chefs will restaurants Cowboy Ciao, Roka Akor, showcase a dish at one or more heat Citizen Public House and others will levels—mild, medium and hot. Those take part. attending the event can vote for their “Nearly one in three children in favorites in categories including booth Arizona is food insecure,” said Amy decor, spiciest dish, best dessert, Gibbons, president and executive most authentically director of Boys Arizona dish and and Girls Clubs of more. Participating Metro Phoenix. chefs will be The “Food entered to win a Fight” portion of “golden ticket” to Dish It Out will Las Vegas’ World feature executive Chef Challenge in chefs battling it Proceeds from Dish It Out will benefit November. out “Iron Chef ”Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Tickets for the style on the one of the state’s largest providers of free Scottsdale Spice hot meals to children. central stages. event are $50 and Chefs include include unlimited food samplings James Porter from Petite Maison, from all participating restaurants and Aaron May from Praying Monk, Matt seven drink tickets redeemable for Carter from Zinc Bistro and Beau craft beer, wine and spirits. Scottsdale MacMillan from Elements. Spice is a 21-and-older event. “As one of the state’s largest Other participating restaurants providers of free hot meals to children, include Angry Crab Shack, Pink we see how kids, families, schools and Pony, Hula’s Modern Tiki and communities are transformed when Tandoori Times, among others. children are fed,” Gibbons said. “‘Food Live entertainment will be provided Fight’ will raise visibility for children’s by the band Sapphire Sky. For hunger in Arizona and help us in our more information, visit www. mission to give every child a place at The Venue the table.” Scottsdale is located at 7117 E. Third Tickets for Dish It Out are $75 for Ave. general admission and $500 for VIP Dish It Out is a culinary-based tickets, which include early admission. fundraiser that is set for 5 p.m. to 8 Cocktail attire is requested. For more p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Salt River information, visit www.dishitoutaz. Fields at 7555 N. Pima Rd. The annual org.

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Scottsdale received its first movie theater when future Scottsdale mayor Malcolm White and Arizona cinema entrepreneur Harry Nace opened the T Bar T on Main Street between Brown Avenue and Scottsdale Road. In the 1950s, it was sold and renamed the Kiva. On Saturdays, the Kiva showed 50-cent matinees featuring monster, scifi and B Westerns, with more substantial films mixed in such as John Ford’s “The Searchers.” This was the childhood theater of Steven Spielberg who, in a biography by Steven McBride, fondly remembers being dropped off by his parents to watch the movie magic at the Kiva. Another local landmark in the director’s career was the shooting of his first film, called the “Last Gunfight,” at the Pinnacle Peak Patio in 1958. It was filmed on his father’s 8-mm camera.

Workers manage machines in the T Bar T’s projection room. Joan Fudala writes in the book “Scottsdale” that the T Bar T was “state-of-the-art for its day,” and featured “a smoke bar and a crying room for babies.” Steven Spielberg watched serials like “Tailspin Tommy,” “Commando Cody” and the “Masked Marvel” at the Kiva in the 1950s, which began as the T Bar T.

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By Tracy House The summer months have nearly depleted the supply at Vista del Camino Food Bank. Having provided 256 food boxes in July, the facility is asking the community to help restock its shelves. “There was a spike in people requesting food assistance,” said Eugenio Villafane, human resources manager at Vista del Camino. “There is a trend, on an annual basis, and it’s not just us.” Valleywide, food banks are experiencing a shortage of food supplies this summer. Family-size boxes are requested during the summer to feed kids who are not receiving meals in breakfast or lunch programs. Villafane said when people come in for utility assistance in the summer, they are usually a month behind. Money used for food is shifted to pay for utilities, and there becomes a shortage of food in the home. “All the way up to October, starting in May or June, that’s when we get the bulk of requests for utility assistance, and that’s also when typically those folks are walking out with a food box.” The food bank primarily needs canned tuna, instant rice, peanut butter, boxed cereal and pasta sauce. Canned meats and any protein-rich staple items are part of the standard food box. “When available, we give out food vouchers,” Villafane said. “Anything that we might be out of, we might be able to give folks a donated-food voucher, $10, $15, $20, for them to buy milk, fresh produce and things like that, when available.” When possible, he said, they try to give out two to three bags of fresh

food items that may be on hand, along with the food boxes. Seniors also seek help during the summer months, Villafane said. “We have found out that seniors are not turning on their air conditioners enough during the daytime because they need to save money to buy food,” he explained. “Typically, they’re on a more specialized diet, and when they come in for a food box from us, they’ve depleted their regular food purchasing and their utility expenses.” A comprehensive agency, Vista del Camino Food Bank is a licensed food bank and a water-hydration station. “Not only can we service people that are established and have a home to take the food to, we also assist folks that might be homeless. It’s not just a box of food, but other items that go out the door.” That includes paper products, hygiene products and baby supplies. Individuals or organizations interested in donating can contact Vista del Camino Food Bank at (480) 312-2323 and ask for Erick Beltran, the food-bank specialist. The food bank not only provides food assistance, but offers utility aid, a career center with a job-prep specialist on site and holiday assistance. “We know that food is just the beginning of a larger list the family has.”

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• Drop off donations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays to Vista del Camino Food Bank, 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. • Participate in the Fry’s Community Rewards program. Link a VIP card to Concerned Citizens for Community Health (identification No. 48978) and rebates will be directed to Vista del Camino. • Eat at any Dos Gringos Mexican restaurant between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to local food banks, including Vista del Camino.


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right here in Arizona who consider three of the Scottsdale libraries to be haunted? Investigators from Sonoran Paranormal Investigators visited the Appaloosa, Arabian and Civic Center libraries and believe each of those branches to have some library customers of the spooky kind. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, come to the Arabian Library to learn about the scientific methods they used during their investigation and determine for yourself if the library is haunted. And why only wear a Halloween costume once? Have your little ones don their costume and come to the library for some early trick-ortreating. And while you are there, pick up a spooky book or DVD to enjoy at home. Check the library’s website for Halloween Family Fun times and locations, as they vary.

By Lynette Carrington | Photos by Laura Durant The Scottsdale City Council voted “They used to perform in a little unanimously to renew the Stagebrush shack with a tin roof somewhere over Theatre’s lease through 2024, allowing by where city hall is now,” she said. the venue to continue to The lease renewal make its mark on the city’s was important to vibrant arts community. Stagebrush, as the The theater is the home building has been a to Greasepaint Youtheatre fixture in the community and its adult counterpart, for more than 40 Scottsdale Community years. Diaz said the Players. Scottsdale City Council “We were very nervous,” has been wonderfully said Maureen Diaz, artistic supportive, especially and executive director. Linda Allison Steward and Tony Julian Councilwoman “Part of it is this building star as Little Red and The Wolf Milhaven. in Greasepaint Youtheatre’s “This is our home, is old, and there is so September production of “Into and this is where we much developing going the Woods.” on that it doesn’t look like it fits right want to be,” Diaz noted. “The history now. We’re making all sorts of cosmetic of this building is phenomenal.” Scottsdale Community Players and and internal renovations for the City for the new lease, which we wanted to Greasepaint Youtheatre have touched do, but we didn’t feel comfortable doing multiple generations of performers without a long-term commitment from and audiences for nearly five decades. Alyssa Gonzalez, the daughter the City.” Diaz said she believes Scottsdale of former Arizona Diamondbacks Community Players is the oldest superstar Luis Gonzalez and his community theater in the state, having wife, Christine, is participating in Greasepaint Youtheatre. formed in 1952.

“Our daughter, Alyssa, has been a part of the Greasepaint family for the past three years,” Luis Gonzalez said in a press release. “They truly are a family that invests Stagebrush Theatre, the home to Greasepaint Youtheatre and in every child that Scottsdale Community Players, will undergo renovations now that the walks through their building’s lease has been renewed through 2024. doors. We have watched hundreds of Youtheatre has operated as a 501(c) children and teens that have come to (3) nonprofit organization supported Greasepaint develop a true passion only by ticket sales, school-break for the arts. It is so important that we classes, summer camps, individual pass on the love for the arts to our donors, business sponsors and grants next generation.” from foundations and organizations Greasepaint is deeply involved that support the arts. Upcoming in the community as well. The cast performances include “Into the of each Greasepaint show chooses Woods,” running through Sept. 21, a charity, and proceeds from those and “Seussical” playing Oct. 24 to performances benefit the chosen Nov. 2. organization. Beneficiaries include Stagebrush Theatre is located at Pappas School, UMOM, Paiute 7020 E. Second St., at Goldwater Neighborhood Center and Vista Del Boulevard. Call (480) 949-7529 or Camino. visit for a list of For more than 30 years at the productions, to purchase tickets or Stagebrush Theatre, Greasepaint donate to the theater.

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Sprinkles from Oct. 6 to Oct. 31. Valley residents can pick up their cupcakes at the Scottsdale location from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Also next month, Sprinkles Cupcakes will show its support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating 100 percent of the proceeds from its Pink Ribbon cupcake on Oct. 1 to The Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project. Pink Ribbon cupcakes are offered on this day only. Just look for the strawberry cupcake adorned with pink sugar ribbon. To place an order, call (480) 9704321 or visit Sprinkles is located at 4501 N. Scottsdale Rd., across from Scottsdale Fashion Square. For more information on the EIF Biomarker Discovery Project, please visit

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By Alison Bailin Batz Did you know the next Aroldis Chapman, Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Dustin Pedroia, Giancarlo Stanton or Mike Trout might be playing baseball in your own backyard this fall? It’s true. Throughout October and November, Salt River Fields and Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale Archie Bradley, a pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm will be home to the system, is scheduled to play in the Arizona Fall League at Salt Salt River Rafters and River Fields in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Scorpions, respectively, six teams with at least seven players. The Rafters will be stocked with two of six Arizona Fall League (AFL) prospects from the hometown teams comprised of many of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) elite young Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado prospects—some of whom hail from Rockies, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins. The right here in the Valley. “The Arizona Fall League is Scorpions, which boasted current regarded throughout professional MLB stars Harper and Trout on its baseball as the finishing school for top 2011 roster as is Pedroia, a former prospects,” said league director Steve ASU star, a few years earlier, will Cobb. “It features top prospects from include prospects from the New York every organization in Major League Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Baseball.” The AFL’s role in baseball’s Francisco Giants in 2014. The Rafters development process goes deeper and Scorpions play each of the four than players, too. The league has other teams whose rosters are filled helped future major league managers, by players from the other 20 MLB coaches, umpires and front-office organizations. Finally, just as MLB features administrators and executives reach signature events—such as its Allthe big leagues. For instance, this past July, 36 ex- Star Game and Home Run Derby— AFL players and four umpires were so does the AFL, including three in selected to participate in MLB’s All- Scottsdale. Major events during the 2014 Star Game plus 10 former players season include: in the Futures Game and six of 10 Bowman Hitting Challenge, 6:35 participants in the Home Run Derby. p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Salt River Approximately 60 percent of players Fields selected for the Fall League reach the major leagues. Fall Stars Game, 5:08 p.m. Saturday, The Arizona Fall League remains Nov. 1, Salt River Fields among the most affordable outdoor activities in the Northeast Valley this Military Appreciation Game (Mesa fall. Solar Sox at defending champion “Both day and night games are only Surprise Saguaros), 6:08 p.m. $8 for adults and $6 for children or Saturday, Nov. 8, Surprise Stadium seniors—and you can sit wherever you like. Season passes are similarly AFL Championship Game, 1:08 wallet-friendly at just $85 for adults p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, Scottsdale and $75 for children or seniors,” Stadium saidCobb, noting that all 30 MLB Visit for teams are represented on the AFL’s information and tickets.

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Every patient has unique needs, and healthcare should be customized to meet those needs By JULYN WATKINS Helping a patient reach optimal health requires diligence, time, and experience. Every day, the practitioners at RedRiver Health and Wellness hear some version of the same story: Patients who have been feeling sick and run down for years, who have gained weight despite exercise and dieting, and who are losing hope of ever feeling good again, say no one can seem to help them. They have done countless blood tests and gone to several doctors. Sometimes their doctors have told these patients that the way they feel is just a normal part of aging, or worse, that there is nothing wrong with them. When the treatment stops here, patients are not receiving the care they need. Like so many other patients, Rebecca came to RedRiver Health and Wellness after twelve years of unsuccessful efforts to improve her health. This is her story: “After feeling lousy for such a long time I finally went to a doctor and requested a blood test. I had all the

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By Tracy House Cellphones, like driving and voting, have become a rite of passage, but at what age is it appropriate to give a child one? For parents thinking about getting their children their first phone, there’s more to consider than the argument, “Everyone else has one.” Tracey Fejt, a mother of four children ages 12 to 16, said parents have a lot to consider when it comes to cellphones and kids. She waited until her children were in junior high before getting them phones. “Being a parent, I did set some guidelines for my kids,” said Fejt, a registered nurse, injury prevention coordinator/outreach manager at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Among the guidelines are limiting the number of people allowed to

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Parents also need to consider shutting off the phone at night. “How many kids go to bed with their phone on and they’re up all night?” she said. She suggested having a docking station in one place so that all the phones can be monitored. “I think the docking station and seeing all the phones is a good thing parents can do.” Every parent is going to have a different reason for deciding when their child needs a cellphone. Tracey Fejt “I think of it as a rite of passage for children,” Fejt said. “Every kid develops differently, so some kids are extremely mature and ready to handle it and other kids are not.” There is no tried-and-true appropriate age for giving a child a


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Using your green ribbon or scrap fabric, tie the pillowcase closed. Make sure it is secure.

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Fall—with its cooler temperatures and delicious food—is my favorite season. I love pumpkin-flavored everything so, this year, I thought it would be fun to do easy DIY crafts that showcased this. This frugal pillowcase pumpkin is simple to make. It can last through October and November as you decorate for fall. The kids will love helping you create this one. photo page


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Supplies You Will Need: 1 orange pillowcase. (Check secondhand stores or dollar stores) Several sheets of old newspaper. The more you have the better. Green ribbon or green scrap fabric. Raffia. This can be found at your local Dollar Store or craft store. Black felt (optional) Craft glue (optional) looking back


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How to Make It: Start bunching up and balling up the newspaper into large balls. You don’t want to make it too compact, but instead fluffy.



Begin filling the inside of the pillow with the newspaper. Don’t pack it in as, again, you want it to act as a stuffing inside the pillowcase. Fill it as close to the top as possible.


Once full, gently press the newspaper down into the pillowcase. Grasp the top of the pillowcase and twist.

Begin accenting the green ribbon or scrap fabric with the raffia. This will give it a fun, rustic look and also look like vines coming out of the stem.


Once you are done, you can choose keep it as a whole pumpkin or add a face to turn it into a jacko-lantern. To do this, simply cut basic shapes out of your black felt. You can do circles, triangles, squares, etc. Apply some craft glue to each piece and press onto the pillowcase creating a face. Allow plenty of drying time before displaying.

Have fun!

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The Scottsdale Unified School District hosted its fourth annual Middle School Sports Festival featuring more than 850 athletes from Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center (ANLC), Cheyenne Traditional, Cocopah, Copper Ridge, Desert Canyonevents Middle, Ingleside, Mohave, Mountainside and Supai middle schools. The photo page calendar event included baseball and volleyball games at three schools. Barb Collinge, athletic coordinator, is organizing two more events—winter sports festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, and spring sports festival on Saturday, Jan. 31. Photos by Tim Sealy.



1. Desert Canyon Middle School plays Ingleside Middle School. 2. Cheyenne Middle School’s Reed Eppley shows hustle on the field. 3. James LaRue braves the sun and heat to cheer on his grandson, Reed. 4. The Mountainside Cougars warm up together before they head into the hearsay meet your neighbor gym for their match. 5. Between games, Alex Peck, right, visits with her sister, Emma, and her friends, Sophie and Peyton Lager. 6. Hydration, pizza and snacks are ready to go thanks to this team at the concession stand. Shown here, from left, are Anna Ransook, Hannah Koopal, Hannah Johnston, Sarah Karam and Belle Hespler. 7. The home-court Cocopah Middle School team shows its enthusiasm before taking the court for its match. 8. Cocopah Middle School’s Brandon Standridge grabs a snack between games with his sister, Paisley, and Alma Campos. 9. Madison Killmeier puts her all into her serves for Desert Canyon Middle School. 10. Laura looking backWhite volley back and forth while their daughter prepares for her match inside. and Kerry






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By Dr. David J. Peterson, superintendent of the Scottsdale Unified School District The 2014-15 school year is off to a career readiness for all age groups, great start. It is hard to believe that we and we had the privilege of having are already done with our first month Robert Franek, author of “The 379 of school. During the first few days of Best Colleges” and a highly sought school, I was able to visit every school -after speaker, as the keynote speaker. in the Scottsdale Unified I am pleased to announce School District (SUSD). that for 21 consecutive Great things are going on years, our finance in our classrooms—thank department has been you all for a positive start awarded the certificate of to the new school year. achievement for Excellence Additionally, members of in Financial Reporting my leadership team visited by the Association of campuses to help ensure School Business Officials an excellent beginning. It (ASBO) International for David J. Peterson, is great to see everyone Dr. superintendent of its comprehensive annual working together on behalf Scottsdale Unified financial report (CAFR). School District. of students. We are very pleased and I want to thank the parents who honored to receive this recognition. attended SUSD’s third annual Parent Daniel O’Brien and our entire business University Project (PUP) on Saturday, office staff did an outstanding job Sept. 13. It was wonderful to see preparing the CAFR. so many people come together to Our success is due in great part to celebrate and collaborate to better our our community support. SUSD will community as a whole. Parents learned have two items on the Nov. 4 ballot, about the resources available for a renewal of 15 percent maintenance families and how to better understand and operations (M&O) override, as what their children do at school each well as the sale of real property. Factual day, as well as who to contact at school information about the 15 percent when questions arise. Best of all, they M&O override is available at www. met other families who have similar and on all school websites. needs. SUSD is always striving to do all PUP successfully demonstrated we can for our students, teachers and how a stronger community helps staff. Thank you for supporting all that everyone succeed. This year’s PUP we do. Here’s to an exciting school workshops focused on college and year.


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about those issues,” she said, referring to bullying and harassment. There are other health issues for parents contemplating a cellphone for a child. Fejt mentioned radiation, though it has not been proven to affect health, as another consideration in younger children with cells. In addition, holding up a cellphone with a shoulder, as well as continual texting can result in wrist, elbow, shoulder, thumb and finger pain.

Besides the safety and health issues, parents should be aware of plan charges and usage of the cellphones and monitor how they are being used. Sharing the cellphone plan can result in overages that teens and kids are not aware of. “It’s a privilege to have that phone,” Fejt said. “If they do something, that privilege does get taken away.” Cardon Children’s Medical Center is part of the Banner Health system. For more information visit www.

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Pan-Seared Pork Chop Casserole Casseroles are amazing. Their makeahead versatility is a great helper in the kitchen. But casseroles also provide the opportunity to let ingredients meld, often creating more robust flavors as they cook. Then, there’s the pan-seared method of cooking, where ingredients cook quickly on the outside, searing in those wonderful juices. One of my all-time favorite dishes combines pan searing and casseroles.

In this recipe, the pan-seared pork chop is finished in a casserole dish and smothered with sautéed mushrooms. Ah, the best of both worlds! To make this fall favorite even more delicious, I’ve given you a simple recipe for homemade apple chunks as a perfect accompaniment, too! Look for big, thick bone-in pork chops for maximum flavor and make a plan to dish up a plate of goodness for any weeknight or Sunday supper.

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Step No. 1: Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Step No. 2: Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge pork chops lightly in flour. Step No. 3: In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Place pork chops in skillet and cook over medium high heat until browned on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer pork chops to a plate and cover. Step No. 4: In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. Sauté onions and garlic until soft and golden brown. Stir in mushrooms, parsley and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook for 10 minutes. Step No. 5: Grease with oil a casserole dish that is approximately 9 inches. Place half

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of the mushroom mixture on the bottom of casserole. Place cooked pork chops over top of mushroom mixture. Top with remainder of mushrooms. Step No. 6: In same skillet, add wine and 1 tablespoon of butter, and gently scrape up all remaining browned bits in pan. Bring liquid to a gentle boil and then pour over top of mushrooms in casserole dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with homemade apple chunks. Homemade Apple Chunks 4 to 5 firm apples, peeled, cored and sliced thick 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 dash of fresh grated nutmeg 2 tablespoons brandy, optional 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

In a medium saucepan on high heat, add all ingredients and cook for about 5 minutes until apples are soft but still chunky. Serve hot or warm.

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Osha Thai Café is a gem of a family- and garnished with chicken, shrimp, owned restaurant that has taken scallions and bean sprouts. Mee Grob delicate and bold flavors of Thailand alone is worth a visit to Osha Thai. and turned them into a fresh and Wannape Techapinyawat stopped by affordable night out. Owners Paul and our table to say hello. I was impressed Wannape Techapinyawat hail from to see that, after all these years, the Thailand and have been impressing original owners are still cooking up customers since 2005, offering their Thai culinary magic in the Osha Thai home country’s traditional dishes with kitchen. The next dish to our table was great care. Som Tham Papaya Salad Visiting Osha Thai ($9). The salad was a taste with my son, we kicked winner with shrimp, off our meal with Osha green beans, peanuts, Golden Pockets ($6.50), tomatoes and lemon adorable little “wrapped” dressing that definitely pastries stuffed with The Osha Golden Pockets is packed a mildly spicy chicken, onion and a clever dish that is as cute punch. It was a welcome potato in a turmeric as it is delicious. change for a cold salad. curry and served with light sweet- The shrimp was perfectly cooked so and-sour sauce. We also tried the that they were moist, flavorful and not Mee Grob ($7), a traditional dish not thick or chewy. found in many places in the Valley, Stir-fry entrées are reasonably priced which boasts crispy rice noodles in and come with a choice of chicken, a caramelized sweet-and-sour sauce pork, beef, tofu or shrimp for $2 extra. comm. spotlight


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The Pad Woonsen with “glass noodles” and Mee Grob are two of Osha Thai Café’s most popular dishes.

We chose the spicy cashew stir-fry ($10). The dish featured mounds of cashews, bell peppers, carrots, celery, mushroom, onions, scallions and chicken. What stood out about this dish was that all the veggies were fresh and crisp. The sauce was mildly spicy, easily palatable and not thick, sweet or sticky. It was a perfectly light sauce that allowed the flavors of the vegetables and the chicken to shine. My son picked this dish as his favorite of the evening. We also enjoyed the Pad Woonsen ($12), a traditional dish made in a wok with “glass noodles,” cabbage, shrimp, onion, scallions, carrots, mushrooms, celery, bean sprouts and egg. Again, the joy of this dish was the fresh

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vegetables and light sauce that didn’t overpower the entrée. For dessert, we went traditional and ordered Thai sweet sticky rice with coconut milk and fresh mango ($6.50). The rice truly was sticky and warm and pressed flat with a topping of slightly sweet coconut milk. Together with the generous portion of sliced fresh mango, the dessert is not heavy and just sweet enough. With such a wide variety of entrees, there is something on the menu for everyone.

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Food Truck Caravan Find up to 15 of the Valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving delicious foods from around the world—all in one parking lot. WHEN: Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to meet your neighbor 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Corner of Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale COST: Free admission; charge for food INFO: (480) 443-0322 or “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” In this powerfully gritty drama, Randle McMurphy is convicted of statutory rape and chooses to serve time in a mental hospital rather than state prison. WHEN: Through Sun., Oct. 24, various times WHERE: Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale COST: $22 to $25 INFO: (480) 483-1664 or Double Symphonic Gong Mediation Be prepared to breathe, do a little light Kundalini yoga and meditation, then lay out as your body and mind are gently lulled into a safe, relaxed state through the vibrations of two separate symphonic gongs. WHEN: Sun., Sept. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Anahata Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N. 114th St., Suite 110, Scottsdale COST: $17 to $20 INFO: (480) 699-9600 or Fan Halen: Van Halen Tribute Fan Halen brings the party-time hardrocking live music of “classic” Van Halen with a true-to-life tribute to not

only the band, but also the spirit of an era. WHEN: Fri., Sept. 26, and Sat., Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Casino Arizona, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: $12 INFO: (480) 850-7734 or Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event Scottsdale’s newest culinary event brings more than 20 area restaurants showcasing a variety of culinary delights. The chefs will serve dishes in three heat levels—mild, medium and hot. WHEN: Sat., Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale COST: $50 INFO: ASU Science Fiction TV Dinner The ASU Science Fiction TV Dinner series is a launching pad for new conversations about science, technology, art and society. WHEN: Tues., Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. WHERE: Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 499-8587 or www. Savasa-Nidra: the Yoga Spa for your Soul This soothing workshop combines aromatherapy, crystal singing bowlsound healing, and a themed Yoga Nidra meditation. WHEN: Fri., Oct. 3, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Anahata Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N. 114th St., Suite 110,

Live at the Quarter: Rock Lobster The Arizona cover band Rock Lobster will take concertgoers back to the days of big hair and leg warmers with its renditions of popular hits from the ‘80s. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Quarter, southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: Monthly Full Mood Meditation The Monthly Full Moon workshop with Sevak Singh incorporates some light yoga, Kundalini Yoga Meditation, as well as deep relaxation and healing with the sound of the gong. WHEN: Tues., Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Anahata Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N. 114th St., Suite 110, Scottsdale COST: $17 to $20 INFO: (480) 699-9600 or “Dinner with a Spy” The fundraising dinner will celebrate the themes found in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts’ fall exhibition, “Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns.” WHEN: Wed., Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $150 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or Scottsdale International Film Festival The festival is a destination event and catalyst for connecting diverse filmmakers from around the world. WHEN: Thurs., Oct. 9, through Mon.,


Live at the Quarter: Vinyl Station The cover band Vinyl Station will illuminate the audience with a variety of renditions from popular artists such as U2. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Quarter, southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: Walk to Defeat ALS Walk in honor of those who suffer from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 11, at 8 a.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale COST: Donations INFO: (602) 297-3800 or Railroad Park Railfair The railfair features model-train displays, exhibits, moonwalks and face painting. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 11, and Sun., Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-2312 or 2014 Evening of Goodwill: Denim and Diamonds The evening features dining under the stars and honors those who support and have been impacted by Goodwill’s job-preparation and placement programs. WHEN: Sat., Oct. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Crown P Corral at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E.

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jazz legend George Benson is “Benson: The Autobiography” relieved to be back at his Paradise follows his unexpected rise as a jazz Valley home after a stint of relentless musician. He regales readers with tales touring. of scuffling on the road with jazz legend But he’s spending his “free time” “Brother” Jack McDuff, navigating his doing interviews to promote the way through the recording studio with release of his autobiography, “Benson: Miles Davis and emerging as the first The Autobiography,” which hit stores true jazz/soul crossover artist. The Aug. 26. The project is a labor of love. foreward was written by comedian/ “It’s important actor Bill Cosby, Benson’s to me to let people longtime friend. know who we are and Benson will autograph where we came from,” copies of his book at 2 Benson said in his p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, quiet voice. at Barnes and Noble “I tried to do it Booksellers, Scottsdale many years ago, but Fiesta Shopping Center, everybody at that time 10500 N. 90th St., was looking for some Scottsdale. For more dirt. I couldn’t bring information, call (480) it to my heart to chop 391-0048. somebody else up just George Benson will autograph Benson has lived in to sell the book.” Paradise Valley for 11 copies of his book at Barnes He postponed and Noble Booksellers at years, moving here working on it until he Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping because of a “healthfound the right book Center on Saturday, Oct. 4. related event.” deal, too. Massachusetts-based Da “The doctor took care of me, and Capo Press understood his concerns he straightened me out in two weeks’ and allowed him to take the reins. time. When I was here, I was looking After working on the book for 13 for a house. I said, ‘Here’s a nice one years, now was the perfect time to right here.’” release “Benson: The Autobiography.” Benson—known for his songs “Now that we have a great reputation, “Turn Your Love Around” and “On people want to know about it,” said the Broadway”—is in between record 71-year-old musician. “We put it into companies, but is shopping around. a book, and we finally got someone “We have interested in it.” to be careful,” Benson admitted that he’s forgotten he said. “This many career highlights. Instead, he might be my relied on his current and former last record bandmates to help him relive his glory deal coming years. up. I gotta “The guys in the band, they make sure remember more than me,” Benson it’s the right said. “They were there during certain one. A lot intervals in my life, and they came in of people want us on their record in a certain time period. Something company, but it’s got to be the right that’s important to that particular era. deal. We’ve been with all of the great Sometimes I forgot those things, but ones—most of the great ones in the my band members didn’t. So they kept country. This is a special time. I’ll take telling me, ‘Oh George, you remember my time and make sure I can get it this, or you remember that.’ I’ll say, right.” ‘Oh no, I don’t.’” MARCO GLAVIANO


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“We concentrate on the individual needs of our residents. We have a low staff-to-patient ratio,” noted Haven. She also acts as a liaison between her patients and their families and medical providers. The home will honor the dining, social, activity and religious preferences of its residents. “We tailor activities to their preferences and abilities,” said Haven, noting she has staff on hand to tailor services to patients’ needs and abilities. Regularly occurring events include outdoor time on the shaded patio, a Saturday champagne brunch, a Sunday cookout and weekly manicures and movies. Noble Haven also has a licensed Arizona barber on staff, and hairstyling for females is also provided. Noble Haven is located at 15731 N. 102nd St., east of Thompson Peak Parkway. Call (480) 361-4884 to arrange for a tour of the home or to make an appointment to meet Dawn Haven.

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