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hen Kathy Fry moved to the Valley from the East Coast to guide her family’s small business in 2011, she and her husband fell in love with a small agricultural community in Tempe. Built in 1979, the affluent 160-home neighborhood with 1-acre-plus lots has evolved over the years into an eclectic neighborhood of enthusiastic equestrians, plucky urban farmers and content suburbanites.

The Frys were good citizens and brushed up on Tempe building codes. They studied the covenants and took walks around the neighborhood to get a feel for what was acceptable and in-character before undertaking their first curb-appeal projects. For any project they undertook, they always submitted their requests to the HOA. It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. But so far, so good. The Frys broke ground on their dream project last year, a remodeled backyard with a new and elegant chicken coop. Everything went south. See

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pril Gould had goats on her threeacre farm in Gilbert. Sarah Williams of Mesa had 20 years of experience teaching yoga. Why not goat yoga? Why not, indeed. It makes at least as much sense as a hiphop musical about Alexander Hamilton, and goat yoga is a runaway, smash hit in the East Valley. This isn’t your chichi goat yoga, either, where the animals roam about as extras in the background. These goats are stars, getting in on the action, jumping up on participants’ backs and causing laugh-fueled commotions. An added bonus this time of year: baby goats! The seeds for the Williams-Gould goat yoga partnership were planted in high school in Mesa. Although rivals – Williams went to Westwood, Gould to Mountain View – they became good friends. Williams went on to ASU, majoring in exercise science, and pursued her career as a trainer and teacher. Gould became a professional water skier at Sea World San Diego and skied in shows all over Europe. After getting married and settling down, Gould and her husband moved to an acreage near Lindsay and Ocotillo roads about 15 years ago. That was out in the country back then. They figured goats would make excellent lawn mowers and be good companions for their three kids. As the years went by, Gould realized she See

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Protesters call out Mesa Rep. Biggs, says he won’t meet with them BY JIM WALSH Tribune Staff Writer

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group of protesters carried signs criticizing U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs and his support of President Donald Trump’s agenda in the heart of his heavily Republican district, drawing admiring honks of support from some drivers on Power Road in Mesa. Biggs was not present during the protest Feb. 21 and was in and out of his office all week meeting with constituents and organizations, his office said in response. Protesters carried signs with messages hostile to his views and those of Trump. “Andy Biggs, Do Your Job,” “The GOP Is the Enemy of the People” and “Defend Public Education” are a few examples. Protesters said they exercised their rights after Biggs refused to hold a conventional town hall meeting, where he would ostensibly appear in person, listen to comments from the public and answer questions. In a statement, Biggs said he respects the position of everyone and that he

has met with thousands of constituents since his election last fall. He said he conducted a “tele-town hall,” essentially a conference call in which 5,000 people participated. Biggs is the former president of the Arizona Senate. He defeated Christine Jones by a razor-thin 27 votes in the Republican primary in District 5 last year and trounced Talia Fuentes, a littleknown Democrat, by a lopsided 205,184 to 114,940 plurality. “He refuses to do it. The assumption is that he is afraid of something going viral,” said Stefanie Richardson, a spokeswoman for the event, who conceded she is not a fan of Biggs or his conservative Republican views. She said other members of Congress were holding conventional town halls where people from all parts of the political spectrum could express their views. “We think this is our right as constituents,” Richardson said. Across the country, Republican members of Congress have been faced with angry constituents during town

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College housing arrives in downtown Mesa BY SHELLEY RIDENOUR Tribune Staff Writer

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college dormitory has opened for Benedictine University students in downtown Mesa. School officials were joined by the project developers, city and community leaders, nearby business owners and curious passers-by for a Feb. 7 ribbon cutting and dedication of the college’s dormitory on Macdonald Street. Rico the Redhawk, Benedictine’s mascot, hopped and danced around and Benedictine students led tours through the historic building. The dorm is in the former Alhambra Hotel, a 123-year-old building that opened as the Pioneer Hotel in 1984. Most recently, it was a transitional housing facility. That pioneer heritage was touched on by Mesa City Manager Chris Brady. “It was the Pioneer Hotel when it first opened and it has taken many pioneers to get us here,” Brady said. “As we begin this new generation of development in downtown Mesa we appreciate the pioneers who have chosen this location.”

Benedictine University President Michael Brophy celebrated the “coming together of our two communities – Benedictine University and the city of Mesa,” as he spoke. “Four very short years ago, these two communities met,” Brophy said. The Benedictine Mesa campus is half-way through its fourth year of operation. Enrollment has grown from 78 students the first year to 508 this semester. The main Benedictine campus of the Catholic college that adheres to the Benedictine tradition is in Lisle, Illinois. “A year ago, we started talking residences,” Brophy said. “And six or eight months ago, we made a huge commitment to build this facility.” Those conversations and commitments led to the creation of “a beautiful Benedictine community in downtown Mesa,” Brophy said. Venue Projects and Community Development Partners of Newport Beach, California, own the building and renovated it specifically to serve as a dorm for Benedictine. The remodeling effort had a $3.3 million price tag. The dorm currently has space for 31 students

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Mesa Mayor John Giles (center), along with other officials from Benedict University, the city of Mesa and Rico the Redhawk, cut the ribbon on the school's new dormitory at the former Alhambra Hotel in Mesa.

and the second phase buildout will accommodate another 25. Lorenzo Perez, one of the owners of Venue Projects of Phoenix, recalled the 13-month effort that led to students moving in last month. “What an amazing experience,” he said. In January 2016, Perez first pitched the idea of the Alhambra as a dorm to Jo Wilson, an administrator at Benedictine. The culmination of that lunch, conversation, the vision of Perez and his business partner Jon Kitchell, and “an intense schedule,” is the dorm, Perez said.

Charlie Gregory, Benedictine Mesa campus executive officer, said college leaders want the building and its residents to contribute to downtown Mesa. His thoughts were echoed by Mesa Mayor John Giles. “We celebrate the arrival of student housing in downtown Mesa,” Giles said. “What a great addition to have students here 24/7 who will support businesses and attract more to downtown Mesa.” – Contact reporter Shelley Ridenour at 480898-6533 or sridenour@timespublications. com.

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Pro jousters highlight annual Arizona Renaissance Festival BY KENNETH LAFAVE Tribune Contributing Writer

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e rises on a workday morning and dons his armor – all 100 pounds of it. Then it’s off to ride, pounding the turf from the back of a half-draft steed 16 and a half hands high. Warmed up, he proceeds to the core of his job: unseating mounted opponents in a joust. Face it: You may be cool, but you’ll never be as cool as a 50-year-old man who makes his living as a jousting knight. “It’s the best job in the world,” says Matthew Mansour, also known as Sir Maxximilian, the Jousting Earl of Braden. Hard to argue. Mansour and other jousters will provide the entertainment three times daily at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. The festival, a celebration of all things 15th (Tribune News Service) and 16th century, takes place Saturdays Protected by 100 pounds of armor, the jousters at the Arizona Renaissance Festival don't pull their and Sundays until April 2, plus Presidents punches. They hit hard and the outcome of a match isn't predetermined. Day, Feb. 20, at its usual site, a sprawling desert space along U.S. Highway 60, east “A horse was pulling a stagecoach, and businessman who owns the company of Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. I thought it was the most beautiful thing providing jousting entertainment for the Arizona festival and three other fairs. The jousts take place throughout the I’d ever seen,” Mansour recalls. Where is home? day, while elsewhere in the festival jugglers The stagecoach was a promotion for “I live where the fair is,” he says, are juggling, acrobats are acrobating, and a Western-style restaurant. Matthew expressing a true wanderlust. That throngs of people are paying to shoot walked right up to the driver and asked means Mansour will live east of arrows, throw axes, gawk at a gallery of if he could work for him. He got his first Phoenix through early April, then go ancient torture devices and find their way job: to Los Angeles, followed by fairs in the through a maze. “I would wash the horses while the Chicago/Milwaukee area and finally, Welcome to life circa 1500, as drivers sat in the bar waiting for the next Charlotte, North Carolina. Each reimagined circa 1963. That was the ride.” commitment lasts about two year the first public “Renaissance and a half months. faire” of record was held in “I am totally mobile,” he Laurel Canyon, California. Since Where: Arizona Renaissance Festival, 12601 E. U.S. Highway says, happily. then, the production of festivals 60, Gold Canyon. Mansour is also training his commemorating the arts and When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until April 2. two 14-year-old sons to grow lifestyles of Renaissance-era Cost: $24 adults, $15 ages 5-12, $21 seniors and military; up to be jousters. Europe have proliferated into Over the years, Mansour a high-profile business, with discounts available online and at Fry’s. has experienced a broken arm virtually every state in the union More info: 520-463-2600, arizona.renfestinfo.com. and “a few concussions” from sponsoring one. his time on horseback with Mansour got into the business via his love for horses, though he hails It turned out Mansour was a natural a lance. The sport – if that’s what it is from just about the last place you’d rider, and he grew into a horseman. – is for real, not staged. The winner is imagine would be home to a future When a driver mentioned he was not pre-established. And the jousters knight-in-armor: Manhattan, specifically starting a jousting show at the New York really do try to hit as hard as they can midtown between Ninth and 10th Renaissance Faire, Mansour tagged along to knock their opponent off his horse. avenues, or what used to be called “Hell’s and signed up for the gig. But it wasn’t That’s why they need real armor, which Kitchen.” so easy. It took about a year to learn to can cost between $4,000 and $10,000. As “Sir Maxximilian” (the two X’s are Horses and New York City? joust, training first with the lance on there, he says, because his character is “There are actually about 500 horses in the ground, without armor, then adding “a little bit dirty”), Mansour dresses in Manhattan,” Mansour says, “including the armor and finally practicing from black and owns the persona of a “bad police horses and Central Park carriages.” on horseback. Add to that the skills of guy.” But sometimes the “bad guy” will One day when he was 12, young an actor maintaining the character and win. For those among us with daydreams Matthew was walking down Ninth behavior of a knight. Avenue when he encountered a life“This is what I do. I am a professional of an era gone by, anyone on horseback changing sight. jouster,” he says. He’s also a professional in armor is always a winner.

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THE WEEK AHEAD Arizona Humane Society marks annual World Spay Day

The fi fth annual World Spay Day will be marked Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway. The Arizona Humane Society and Altered Tails will distribute 500 vouchers at District Plaza, near Dave & Buster’s, for a $20 spay or neuter procedure. The Animal Welfare League will also distribute include 200 free vouchers for pets needing their vaccinations in March. For more information, go to azhumane.org. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

Annual Pow Wow hosted by Dobson High

Dobson High School’s Fifth Annual Pow Wow is Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the campus, 1501 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa. Hoop dancer Jay Begaye, head gourd dancer Ipa Dutchover-Grey, southern drummer Jeremy Bear and other performers and exhibitors will be at the event, which is hosted by the school’s Native American Club. For more information, contact either Kim Klett at klklett@mpsaz.org or Elizabeth Viator at eaviator@mpsaz.org. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

MADD, Dunkin’ Donuts tackle underage drinking and driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is joining with Dunkin’ Donuts locations around the East Valley to distribute red ribbons to remind people not to drink and drive. They’ll also be distributing a handbook to teach parents how to talk about drinking and driving with their kids. The Dunkin’ Donuts at 1342 W. Warner Road in Tempe is also hosting a safety fair featuring more than 10 local agencies on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. MADD Victim Services are available at no charge, at MADD’s 24-Hour Victim Help Line, 1- 877-MADD-HELP. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

5K run, parade kick off Chandler Ostrich Festival

The Chandler Ostrich Festival Kick Off Weekend begins Saturday, March 4, with the 13th Annual Mayor’s Ostrich Festival 5K & Ostrich Festival Parade. The run follows the parade route along Arizona Avenue. It begins at 8 a.m., followed by the parade at 10 a.m. The parade features fl oats, bands, antique cars and more than 100 entries. For information on the run or parade, call 480-963-4571 or go to ostrichfestival. com or 4peaksracing.com. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

Chandler Classic Car & Hot Rod Show slated at downtown police station

The 14th Annual Chandler Classic Car & Hot Rod Show is Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 250 N. Arizona Ave at the Chandler Police Station. The event is now part of Public Safety Day during the Ostrich Festival Kick Off Weekend. Pre-1980’s cars and hot rods will be on display. The event benefi ts local charities. For information or questions, call 480-389-7709. – TRIBUNE STAFF

North Dakota residents gather in Mesa park

For the 50th year, residents from up north will gather at the North Dakota Picnic on Sunday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Red Mountain Park, 7745 E. Brown Road, Mesa. The annual Arizona get-together draws thousands of former and present North Dakota residents. The picnic, featuring music, food, socializing and door prizes, is hosted by The Village Family Service Center, a nonprofi t based in Fargo, which has offi ces across North Dakota and Minnesota. For more information, visit facebook.com/ndpicnic, or contact Jenny Smith at 701-451-4957 or jboe@thevillagefamily.org. – RALPH ZUBIATE, TRIBUNE EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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Swift denial. Kathy found that odd, considering from page 1 that her previous front-yard requests She just wanted to do what many took an agonizing 30 days or more to get of her many neighbors were doing – approved by the board. As the conflict put her large lot to good use, growing wore on, she received swift fines, swift vegetables, raising cease-and-desist a few chickens, letters and swift giving excess eggs orders to tear it to the homeless. down. Fry says she Fry says that sent the HOA permission wasn’t excerpts from needed from the the city code HOA as long as and pictures of the structure was other backyard no taller than the structures in the back wall, and that neighborhood. this was confirmed She also made by the property repeated requests manager. to meet with the As the project HOA and discuss moved along, Kathy the situation. changed plans. She (Mike Butler/Tribune Staff) “Every time wanted to increase the height of the Kathy Fry of Tempe had to fi le a lawsuit against I went to the mailbox, I was in coop to allow her to her HOA after months of holdups in building her chicken coop. tears,� Fry says. “I clean it more easily and minimize smells. She would also felt terrorized.� raise the back wall to shelter the coop from the view of those using the alley/ Welcome to HOA world In a perfect world, planned horse path. She slowed the project and communities – conceived by builders submitted her plans to the HOA.

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and governed by HOAs – tick like a fine timepiece. Everyone gets along. Everyone wants what’s best. Homeowners pay their dues. The management company manicures the common grounds. HOA neighborhoods with gates and their own security guards offer comfort for residents and benefit the greater community by allowing city police officers to focus their efforts elsewhere. Everyone’s property value boat is lifted on a rising tide. But, human nature being what it is, conflicts frequently erupt over seemingly simple things. An in-town resident, or a snowbird, might miss a dues payment. A violation notice might be issued for street parking or RV parking. Same thing for a landscaping infraction, or an exterior paint job. Fines, interest payments and legal fees can snowball. An HOA board can stymie the bumpout needed for a couple’s dream master bath – or a chicken coop. HOAs have the power of a city government and can foreclose on a home like a bank. They can garnish your wages and disconnect your water. It can be a rude awakening, even for a

long-time Valley resident. Especially so for recent East Valley transfers, who are accustomed to talking these things out with neighbors on the front lawn, while their dogs romp around and get to know each other.

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Frustrated with the HOA, and after months of delays and many attempts to meet with the board or a committee, Fry decided to complete the coop. She had idle contractors. She had chickens on the way. Monsoons were coming. “I was really mad at this point,� she says. “I thought, ‘This isn’t right.’� Fry’s general practice attorney referred her to Jonathan Dessaules. He’s one of the few independent attorneys in the Valley who specializes in representing homeowners against the few big firms that represent HOAs. Fry and Dessaules say they tried everything short of filing suit, but after seven months they were left with no choice. The Frys’ title had also become clouded because of the HOA’s assessments and notices. After their suit was filed, a representative of the HOA finally visited See

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THE WEEK IN REVIEW Marijuana found growing Anti-Trump rally at Tempe house, homes in Surprise in Tempe draws little attendance

Six people have been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow operation. A home in Tempe and three others in Surprise were served warrants and searched on Feb. 15. Police had been investigating for a month. Offi cers found 645 marijuana plants, with an estimated yield of 213 pounds of marijuana. They also found more than 2 pounds of marijuana wax, 10 pounds of cultivated marijuana buds, fi rearms and a lab used to produce marijuana wax. Investigators the substances had an estimated street value of $714,000. The suspects each face numerous felony charges. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

Wrong-way driver caught after passing through Tempe, Mesa

A driver going the wrong way for about 18 miles on freeways through Tempe and Mesa was arrested Feb. 16, Arizona Department of Public Safety said. Megan Melanson, 25, was booked after the incident. There were no injuries, but two patrol vehicles were damaged. At around 2:20 a.m., reports started coming in about a wrong-way driver southbound in northbound lanes of State Route 51 in midtown Phoenix. The driver took Interstate 10 to the U.S. 60 through Tempe and then into west Mesa. Troopers were able to stop the vehicle after using tire-defl ating devices and took the driver into custody. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

Man accused of molesting girl he was babysitting

Mesa police have arrested a man accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl under his care. Delquai Ralphael Bizzell, 20, was arrested Feb. 8. Police say Bizzell was babysitting the girl last fall when he allegedly molested her. Bizzell reportedly admitted committing the acts, but said that the young girl “was fl irting with him.” Bizzell is being held without bond on charges of child molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

What was planned as a march of 150 to 200 people rallying against President Donald Trump drew just 20 to 25 in Tempe during “Not My President’s Day.” While demonstrations around the country Feb. 20 were more successful, the Tempe rally didn’t get much support at Arizona State University. Community organizer Randy Perez canceled the march, which was intended protest Trump’s claims of massive voter fraud in the November election and to highlight Russia’s alleged interference in the vote. – RALPH ZUBIATE, TRIBUNE EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Girl impaled by arrow at Usery Mountain archery event

An 8-year-old girl is recovering after being impaled by the back end of an arrow Sunday at Usery Mountain Regional Park. The girl was participating in an archery event, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Offi ce said. She was moving from one target to another when she accidentally fell on the “nock,” or back end, of an arrow. The arrow penetrated a half inch deep. The arrow missed the girl’s vital arteries. She was taken to a local hospital with an injury not considered life threatening. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

Woman arrested after ramming police car, fleeing

Chandler police attempting to stop a blue Chrysler sedan on Arizona Avenue and Chandler Heights were rammed by car that then fl ed. On Feb. 20, a Chandler offi cer tried to make a stop in response to a report of a possible DUI driver. During the traffi c stop, Enriqutta Martha Herrera refused to roll down the window and purposely backed into the patrol car, police say. Herrera fl ed east on Riggs and was chased by Chandler offi cers. They then ended the chase and looked for the car afterward. The vehicle was found later at Power Road, with Herrera inside. She was removed from the car. Police say Herrera will be charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful fl ight. – TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

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Partner April Gould owns the three-acre farm in Gilbert where goat yoga classes are held.

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was as fit as she was as a teenager because of the work of tending goats. She got on the popular NBC show “American Ninja Warrior” in 2015 and 2016. She was known as the Goat Whisperer. Williams competed on the Baltimorebased show the 2013 season. “That was our mid-life crisis,” she said. Gould said she keeps Nigerian miniature goats because they’re gentle, friendly and trainable. With a snap of her fingers and the lure of an alfalfa pellet, she can have a goat joining a human-goat pyramid in an instant. Her initial three goats mushroomed to a herd of 40 at one point, but she maintains a more manageable 12-17 now. Over the years, she kept the bestbehaved goats and the ones with the best colors and patterns. Goat yoga classes, which cost $10, are offered several times per week. There’s

usually a 10 a.m. Wednesday class, a 5:30 p.m. Friday class and a 10 a.m. Saturday class. Times change slightly as the seasons change. Often, there’s a theme, such as Mardi Gras or Tropical Goat Yoga. Visit azgoatyoga.com to find out more. Classes are limited to 100. But when a class fills out, a new one is added. The classes have an appeal because it’s a serious workout for some, an adult petting zoo for others and a fun time for all, Williams said. She also owns Desert Paddleboards, which holds fitness and yoga classes at city swimming pools. “There’s so much positive energy,” she said. Gould said she recently received a message from someone who referred a woman to goat yoga and described her as a certified sourpuss. “He said goat yoga broke her,” Gould said. “We love making people happy.” – Reach Mike Butler at 480-898-5630 or at mbutler@timespublications.com.


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Fry’s backyard, took some measurements and determined that the coop was in compliance. Fry and Dessaules have filed an additional complaint against the HOA to admit it was wrong and to acknowledge there was no violation of the CC&Rs. They also want to recoup the considerable attorneys’ fees. “It’s about more than getting my money back” Fry says. “I don’t want this to happen to anyone else in the neighborhood.” Kathy Fry’s finished, 96-squarefoot coop is a stylish stucco-and-tile affair that seamlessly blends with her home’s architecture. She spent many thousands of dollars on the project and commissioned custom iron doors and fencing. It conforms with all Tempe zoning and setback regulations.

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Dessaules says it’s incumbent on HOAs to enforce covenants, conditions & restrictions – the contractual rules of the neighborhood – consistently, fairly and reasonably. After taking a walk around the Frys’ neighborhood, Dessaules says he found at least 34 structures within the same backyard setback that the HOA said Fry was violating. These were sheds, garages, guest houses and other chicken coops. Many of the projects were above the fence line and larger than Fry’s outbuilding, and of poorer quality, according to Dessaules. He says that when Fry visited the management company to review the records on those lots, there was no documentation on at least 28 projects to indicate that an architectural change request had ever been submitted to the HOA. Dessaules says he had another client recently, a woman paying nearly $1,000 per month in dues to an HOA in the Arcadia area of Phoenix, whose personality clashed with the board. In a fit of pique, board members banned her from using the common areas – indefinitely. A judge ruled in the resident’s favor. “You can’t be denied the right to go swimming in your own pool,” says Dessaules. “You can’t impose that type of suspension simply because you don’t like someone.” Kevin Harper, a Gilbert attorney who also advocates for homeowners, says he has a client whose 50-year-old backyard eucalyptus tree in an Ahwatukee community suddenly became a problem

when a next-door neighbor recently became the president of the HOA. Mary Jean Lindgren says she received an order to trim the tree, which she did, then kept getting orders to trim it again. Fines ensued. Since she lives in Sacramento and rents the house now, she called Harper for help. Lindgren says board members won’t explain how much trimming would satisfy them. “They won’t give me a standard,” she says. “It’s very frustrating. I’m in limbo. It’s just a vicious circle.” “This is something I see over and over again,” says Harper. “A very small fine can spiral out of control into tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and foreclosure.”

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Beth Mulcahy, whose firm represents about 1,500 HOAs around the state, says she has seen difficult homeowners harass board members at meetings and through angry emails and phone calls. Sometimes, she has to file injunctions to stop the bad behavior. “If everyone communicated a little better,” she says, “it wouldn’t get so complicated.” Mulcahy also teaches at the city of Chandler’s twice-yearly HOA Academy, which has graduated more than 600 better-informed board members since 2007. She holds similar seminars in other cities. In addition to educating board members about the law and their responsibilities, Mulcahy counsels boards to be transparent in their dealings. “Some board members think that what homeowners don’t know is better for them,” she says. “I think that’s wrong. You’re sending a message you’re hiding something.” Mulcahy says she has been a disgruntled homeowner in an HOA herself. “That’s how I got on the board,” she said. On that, Harper can agree. If homeowners are concerned, he says, they can become more involved in meetings and run for a seat if they think they can do a better job. He recommends that prospective buyers read CC&Rs and talk to neighbors to see if there has been a history of troubles. “Know what you’re signing up for,” he says. “The rules are what they are. I live in an HOA and a lot of times I’m glad about that.” – Reach Mike Butler at 480-898-5630 or at mbutler@timespublications.com.


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Local breweries hop on spring training bandwagon BY SHELLEY RIDENOUR TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

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everal East Valley breweries are getting into the swing of things with special beers to celebrate the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs and the start of spring training. Oro Brewing Company of Mesa and 12 West Brewing Co. of Gilbert and Mesa have teamed up to produce “Cubs Way Kolsch.” Oro is also brewing a blonde ale dubbed “In the Park.” Both honor the Cubs. The two small-batch brews join other local beer varieties developed specifically to celebrate baseball and the Valley’s spring training traditions. The Cubs are celebrated all year with Huss Brewing Company’s “Magic in the Ivy,” according to Chip Mulala. He described the beer made by the Tempe brewing company as a West Coast-style pale ale. It’s a tribute to the Chicago Cubs’ ivy-covered outfield wall. “Magic in the Ivy” is the official beer of the month during March at The Brass Tap in Mesa Riverview, next to Sloan Park. It’s evidence of brewery owner Jeff

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Darren Miller of Mesa sips a microbrew at Oro Brewing Company in downtown Mesa. Oro is producing a special beer “In the Park” to celebrate the Chicago Cubs.

Huss’s love of the Cubs, Mulala said. Oro Brewing’s owners dubbed their new beer “In the Park” to honor “one of the more difficult offensive plays in baseball,” an inside-the-park home run, owner Chuck Wennerlund said. Oro’s beer was expected to be ready for Chicago’s first spring training game, Saturday, Feb. 25, against the Oakland

Athletics. “We wanted to have something on tap reminiscent of baseball with all of the spring training that occurs in the Valley,” Wennerlund said. “In the Park” will be sold only at Oro’s pub on Mesa’s Main Street. Just 200 gallons will be brewed. Wennerlund and the owners of 12

West Brewing are collaborating on “Cubs Way Kolsch.” Bryan McCormick, one of the 12 West owners, described it as “light, refreshing and bitter.” He and co-owner Noel Garcia will use orange peel from oranges grown at the Agritopia farm in Gilbert in the kolsch. An added feature of “Cubs Way Kolsch,” McCormick said, is the grain and malt will be mashed into the beer with a baseball bat, honoring its baseball connection. “Cubs Way Kolsch” will be on tap at 12 West Brewing, Oro Brewing and The Brass Tap. Having the beer at The Brass Tap is “as close as we can get to being inside the ballpark,” McCormick said. While much of the focus of this spring’s special beers is Sloan Park and the Chicago Cubs, Huss Brewing also has beers on tap at other Valley baseball parks, Mulala said. Huss Brewing’s “Scottsdale Blonde” and “Papago Orange Blossom” are on tap at both Tempe Diablo Stadium for the See

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Longtime Mesa volunteers get ride of their lives in fire engine BY COLLEEN SPARKS TRIBUNE CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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iding in a big fire engine shining its lights and blasting its siren can make anyone feel like a kid again, even two people in their 90s who are no strangers to the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. Former Mesa Mayor Wayne Pomeroy, 94, and Betty Lee, 90, former volunteer with the Mesa Public Safety Foundation, were honored for their service and support with a special ride in a Mesa Fire engine on Feb. 16. Lee had been a long-time volunteer with the public safety foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by her late husband Milt Lee. It recognizes and raises money for Mesa fire, police and other first responder organizations. The Mesa Chamber of Commerce gave Betty Lee an

Outstanding Volunteer award in 1993. Despite her knowledge and appreciation of the fire department, Lee had never ridden in a fire engine before. When she turned 90, she shared her lifelong dream of riding in a fire engine with fire department officials. Pomeroy, mayor of Mesa from 1976 to 1980, oversaw the start of Mesa Fire’s paramedic services, but the last time he had taken a ride in a fire engine was around 1972. Lee and Pomeroy were all smiles as they talked about the fun they had riding for about 10 minutes around Pomeroy’s neighborhood with Mesa City Councilmember Mark Freeman and Pomeroy’s daughter, Michel Fluhr of Mesa. Pomeroy, the long-time owner of Pomeroy’s Men’s and Missionary Store See

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Betty Lee happily awaits her fire engine ride as former Mesa Mayor Wayne Pomeroy climbs in to Engine 201, helped by a firefighter.


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Voting for the East Valley Tribune’s special Best of Mesa section has been extended a few days to Wednesday, March 1. Mesa residents can vote on Best Elementary School Teacher, Best Seafood, Best Jeweler and dozens of other categories. Vote at eastvalleytribune.com, then read the results in the Best of Mesa insert March 26.

Boxing program helps patients fight effects of Parkinson’s

New classes for Parkinson’s disease patients are being added to the Rock Steady Boxing program in Mesa. The classes are in response to a study that shows non-contact boxing can slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s, in some cases even reversing symptoms. Classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The new class times will be from 1-2:15 p.m. with the existing classes from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the Gene Lewis Boxing Gym at 59 W. Broadway in Mesa. For more information, call Coach Landon Vance at 480-926-3887.

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Early design plans for improving Arizona Avenue between Frye and Pecos roads are open for public comment at the Chandler Senior Center, 202 E. Boston St. A meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. The first phase from Chandler Boulevard to Frye Road was completed in 2010. Design is now underway on the approach to Downtown Chandler from Pecos north to Frye. For more information, call the project hotline at 480-898-4060 or visit chandlersnewfrontdoor.com.

History talk will feature 2 Arizona-born singers

Chandler’s Our Stories Speaker Series will feature the life stories of Marty Robbins and Linda Ronstadt on Saturday, March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Drive. Historian Steve Renzi, historian will survey the singers’ lives and careers. He’ll share how Robbins popularized Western music, and Ronstadt evolved from rock to Big Band standards and Mexican-American styles. More Our Stories presentations are

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Chandler Children’s Choir is offering a music video camp for young performers June 19-23 at the Chandler Christian Church. Campers will perfect a song, record it and take part in a music video shoot. The camp is open to the public, with no audition or previous training necessary. Ages 6-18 are welcome. Through Saturday, March 5, the camp costs $185. Afterward, the cost is $205 until June 1, when the cost rises to $235. For information, contact the choir at 480699-9846 or go to chandlerchildrenschoir.org.

New manager selected for Chandler Public Library

The City of Chandler has named Dan Lee as the new manager of the Chandler Public Library. Lee had been serving as the assistant library manager for the past 15 years. When he started working for the Chandler Library in 1990, Dan Lee was the only employee overseeing information technology. Lee has been involved in the design and construction of all four Chandler libraries, as well as all aspects of library technology infrastructure.

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The 6th annual Geeks Night Out, an Arizona Sci-Tech Festival signature event, is from 4:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the Tempe Community Complex, southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road. Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) will be explored at this free, family-friendly event. Find out more about Geeks Night Out at tempe.gov/geeks. For event updates, follow TempeGeeks on Facebook.

Jeffrey Toobin, senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, will deliver the 2017 John J. Rhodes Lecture in Public Policy titled “The Supreme Court in the Post Obama Age” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Toobin has been named the 2017 Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. The event is open to the public. Tickets are free with a small surcharge. To reserve tickets, go to barretthonors.asu. edu/rhodes.

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Workshops, seminars held for photographers

Beginning to advanced photographers are welcome to Capture!PhotoCon on March 2326. The convention is organized by Mesa

COMMUNITY 13 photographers Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. and Cusi Taylor. The four-day event will offer hands-on workshops and seminars on a variety of topics, along with an expo, mixers and guided photo walks. The event will kick off on March 23 at Parkwood Studio, followed by the conference on March 24-26 at the Ability360 Conference Center in Phoenix. Times and locations vary. For the full schedule and to register, visit capturephotocon. com, email info@capturephotocon.com or call 480-630-4155.

Nominations accepted for best crossing guard

AAA Arizona is taking nominations for its 10th annual Crossing Guard of the Year award. Each winning school and guard will receive $500. The deadline to submit nominations is March 10. AAA’s traffic safety experts will evaluate nominations to select finalists for the award based on dedication, friendliness, professionalism and safety. Nomination forms can be downloaded online at az.aaa.com/files/crossing-guard-yearnom-2017.

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Angels and Surprise Stadium for Royals and Rangers fans. Desert Eagle Brewing Company in downtown Mesa plans to brew its grapefruit session, like it does every March, in time for spring training. One of the Valley’s newest breweries, Lochiel Brewing in Mesa, offers two spring and summer brews that pair well with baseball. Owner Ian Cameron said he’s brewed “Lochiel Mild,” a light brown ale with a malt and caramel taste. And, he’s offering “Lochiel Golden,” a beer with a taste that’s opposite from most golden ales. It starts off malty and finishes with a hop taste, Cameron said. Celebrations are planned throughout spring training at The Brass Tap, owner Jason Rowe said. A special barrel-aged version of “Magic in the Ivy” will be

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on West Main Street in Mesa, said the ride was “a very good time.” “It’s smoother than you might think,” he said. “My first time in a fire truck was in ’66 or ’67, bouncing all over the place. “These are really first-class,” Pomeroy added. Lee, a Mesa resident for 38 years, said she remembers being in awe of fire trucks as a child. “It was interesting,” she said of the ride. “They (firefighters) do so much work and dangerous work.” Fire Capt. Casey Russell joined the ride that ended on the cul-de-sac in front of Pomeroy’s house. Engineer Dan Hammerl drove the engine, which was out of Station 201 in downtown Mesa. “They seemed very excited,” Russell said, adding it’s the first time that people in their 90s have taken a ride in the fire engine. During the ride, Councilman Freeman offered Pomeroy and Lee facts about the current state of the fire department, including the types of engines and equipment used. The gathering was an informal reunion for many long-time Mesa residents, who have known each other and their families for decades. Freeman was a Mesa Fire captain for 31 years. He said he got his firefighter badge in 1980 from Pomeroy when he was mayor. Pomeroy, a World War II veteran who has earned the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal for his service, is the great-grandson of Francis

served during the bar’s March 24 goat roast, a celebration of the curse of the goat that allegedly haunted the Cubs for 108 years. According to Rowe, in 1908, the last time the Cubs won the World Series prior to last year, a drunken fan took his pet goat to a baseball game. He got kicked out of the stadium. On his way out, the man reportedly shouted “I’ll put a curse of the goat on you. You’ll never win the World Series again.” And, Rowe pointed out, it took 108 years for that to curse to be lifted. The Cubs play the Cleveland Indians on March 24, Rowe said, the team they beat in last year’s World Series. So, the curse-lifting party is set for that day after the game. – Contact reporter Shelley Ridenour at 480-898-6533 or sridenour@ timespublications.com.

Martin Pomeroy, a pioneer who was instrumental in the founding of Mesa. Freeman said one of his ancestors, Charles Crismon, was also a pioneer of Mesa. Freeman grew up with Pomeroy’s daughter, Fluhr, and said the ride was a “great tribute” to Pomeroy. “He was very public-safety oriented, just loved fire and police,” Freeman said. “It was fun to feel the rumble of the truck,” he added. Pomeroy’s seen the city of Mesa grow from about 3,500 when he was born in the city in 1923 to almost 500,000 now. The fire and medical department has 540 staff members now. Pomeroy said the fire department used to mostly respond to fires but now responds to many other types of emergency calls. The Mesa native, who served on the City Council for several years prior to becoming mayor, said fire trucks are much more spacious inside than they were when he was the city’s leader. “They do a great job,” Pomeroy said. “It’s so big now and vast. “They’re so friendly and willing to do anything,” he added of the fire department. Mesa Fire Chief Mary Cameli said fire officials organized the ride after they had given Lee a photo of her with their Honor Guard for her 90th birthday. Lee told them then she had always wanted to ride in a fire engine. “We’re like, we can make that happen,” Cameli said. “This is very rare, this is really special. “We have amazing volunteers, who help us do many programs we couldn’t do otherwise,” she added.


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Isley’s Home Service celebrates 60 years in the East Valley BY RALPH ZUBIATE Tribune Executive Editor

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ne of the East Valley’s stalwart businesses, Isley’s Home Service, is celebrating its 60th birthday this year. “It’s been a ride for us,” said John Dargavel, president of Isley’s. The company, originally headquartered in Mesa at Main Street and Dobson Road, was begun in 1957 by Guy Isley and focused on air conditioning and RV servicing and repair, along with mobile home installation. Years later, Isley sold to Bill Horton, and Dargavel worked for him. By then, Isley’s was involved in many different fields, adding heavy equipment and home air conditioning. Horton eventually wanted to sell off a piece of the business. Dargavel bought the airconditioning division, and kept the name. “We worked out of my garage in Scottsdale for four years,” he said. “It was a one-man operation.” Eventually, the business grew to 10 employees in Tempe with a new mission. He refocused Isley’s on home service, adding water softeners, heating, air vent cleaning and plumbing. “The more you can diversify, the better BUSINESS BRIEFS

Chandler Chamber accepting nominations for awards

Nominations for the 2017 Community Awards are now being taken by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The Chandler Chamber honors local businesses and individuals each year for their outstanding contributions to the community through its Community Awards. The award categories include such categories as micro business of the year, individual diversity award and the James R. Snedigar Public Service Award. Nominations will be taken at chandlerchamber.com until March 31. A Community Awards Ceremony will be June 1 at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler.

off you can be,” he said. Now, Dargavel employs 25 at his headquarters in Gilbert, on Elliot Road between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road. But why is it still Isley’s and not Dargavel’s? “Isley’s is a well-known name in the East Valley,” he said. “I thought of changing it if we ever open up any other divisions. But then, I can’t say ‘Since 1957.’ “Longevity is important.” Isley’s wants to be more than just still around. They want to be the best. “We have to offer excellent customer service, follow up and win people over,” Dargavel said. With all its products, Isley’s isn’t in the home warranty business. “It’s tough to make a living like that,” Dargavel said. Isley’s does make appearances at home shows in locations like the Arizona State Fairgrounds. “They had 65,000 homeowners go through during the last one. They get a lot of people coming in, wanting to get information,” he said. “We don’t get a lot of contracts, but we do get a lot of contacts.” Dargavel credits his wife Tamara for his success. “She’s a huge part of this. She gave up

Uber self-driving SUVs picking up Tempe patrons

Tempe customers of Uber can now ride in a self-driving Volvo XC90 SUV. All trips will include two Uber engineers in the front seats as safety drivers. Uber’s self-driving service has begun almost two months after the company fled San Francisco in protest of California regulations. The company found a welcoming new home in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey took the first autonomous trip along with Anthony Levandowski, vice president of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group.

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her nursing career to be an air-conditioner specialist,” he joked. “Without her, things wouldn’t have run so smoothly.” It’s a family affair all the way around, as his daughter and son-in-law, Paris and Dereck Ball, both work for him. “It’s all about team,” he said. “We’ve worked hard for many years to build a good team.” He sees the business continuing in the family. “I’ll probably pass it off to my son-in-law. That probably will happen. “I’ve been in this over 33 years. It’s been great, but now I’m ready to go party!” But don’t say the “R” word to Dargavel. “I won’t ‘retire,’ but I’ll let them run it for about four or five years. I’ll sit back and advise. “It’ll be exciting for them and for me.” – Contact Ralph Zubiate at 480-898-6825 or rzubiate@ timespublications.com.

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John Dargavel of Isley’s Home Services shows some of the tools of his trade. Dargavel employs 25 in Gilbert, on Elliot Road between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road.

Downtown Library offers help with computers, resumes and interviews to job seekers The center, at 22 S. Delaware St., is available from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. More resources are available to those with a library card. For details on what’s available and other information, go to chandlerlibrary. org/research-job-resources or call 480782-2800.

Tempe REI store shuts March 5, moves to Chandler

Tempe’s REI outdoor equipment store will be open until Sunday, March 5, then will shut its doors to move to Chandler, beginning March 7. The new location for the Seattle-based

outdoor retailer and co-op will be about 5 miles south of the Tempe store at the Chandler Pavilions, off Interstate 10 between Chandler Boulevard and Ray Road. The store was the company’s first in the Southwest when it opened in 1986.

Understanding annuities class is offered at Mesa library

A class about the different types of annuities available, as well as their primary uses, is taking place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road. The lofty claims made for annuities will be addressed, and questions are encouraged. The class is free, with no registration needed.


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Oscars are here again, and it all feels like a bad, boring sequel BY DAVID LEIBOWITZ Tribune Columnist

The Oscars are on TV tonight. And, like me, you probably couldn’t care less. I’m not quite certain when I fell out of love with going to the movies, because like a lot of break-ups it didn’t happen all at once in a ripping, memorable cataclysm. My dissatisfaction grew over time, until one day I realized, “Wow, I can’t remember the last time that going to catch a flick didn’t suck.” These days, there’s one thing worse than spending $14 for a ticket (plus $20 for a wheelbarrow of popcorn and a 55-gallon drum of Diet Coke) to watch another predictable two-and-a-half-hour screed against the inhumane violence of war. That would be watching another fourhour Oscar marathon full of “salutes to the magic of film” and politically correct speechifying. Memo to Hollywood: Get over yourselves. With each passing year, you commit new renditions of the worst

sin possible in a genre once known as “entertainment.” You’re boring. As deadly dull as watching the 17th reboot of “Spiderman.” That’s quite a statement coming from a one-time huge consumer of your product – 50, 60, 70 annual trips to the local Harkinsplex as recently as five years ago. Now? I sat through three of this year’s nine Best Picture nominees. My oneparagraph reviews: “Arrival” – They’ve arrived from outer space. Humanity hangs in the balance. Fortunately, we will learn something vital from these amazing creatures and, thus enlightened, mankind will survive. “Close Encounters of the Dull Kind.” “Hacksaw Ridge” – War is hell. Stuff blows up. Those with the deepest faith survive. Incidentally, every drill instructor is the same in every movie. And every plot-turning revelation must happen in a courtroom scene courtesy of a stirring speech you’ve heard 50 times before. It’s “Private Ryan Saves Everyone Else.” “Hell or High Water” – How do we

save the family ranch? Steal the cash. This bank-robbery flick set in the stereotypical dusty Southwest was the best movie I saw all year. Still, you’d be better served reading a Cormac McCarthy novel. As it turns out, West Texas is also “No Country For Young Men.” Once upon a time (in a galaxy far, far away), movies used to transport you to interesting places where intriguing characters did unimaginable things. Now? Hollywood produces love letters to itself (“La La Land,” your likely Best Picture winner), sequels and prequels, and tales of struggle that inevitably involve the same unseen forces – racism, chauvinism, classism, name your -ism – overturned in the same politically correct ways. And let’s not even get started on the Oscar night lectures. While we may not admire the sitting president of the United States, most of us need Meryl Streep blathering on about how “disrespect invites disrespect” like “Titanic” needed a fourth hour. The best acceptance speech ever? Joe Pesci, 1991, taking home Best

Supporting Actor for “Goodfellas.” Five words: “It’s my privilege. Thank you.” Sadly, Hollywood has turned the Pesci paradigm on its head in the quartercentury since that speech. Now, they seem to think it’s our privilege to watch them perform, to be gifted with their moralizing tales. Serious Hollywood doesn’t make “movies” any more. They make “films.” Then, because weighty tomes meant to educate the great unwashed rarely pay the bills, they give us Tom Cruise and Matt Damon in “Mission: Impossible 6: Ethan Vs. Jason: Bourne To Death.” Tonight, there will be golden statues, red carpets, bejeweled gowns and Donald Trump insults galore. If it feels like you’ve seen it all before, well, that’s because you have – just like you’ve seen these same movies. Personally, I always make it a point to skip reruns. – David Leibowitz has called the Valley home since 1995. Reach him at david@leibowitzsolo. com.

Mesa welcomes back baseball, and takes pride in hosting teams BY JOHN GILES Tribune Guest Writer

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t’s Spring Training time in Mesa! There is no other time of year quite like it here in Arizona. The weather is perfect, and just last week the pitchers and catchers from the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics arrived to begin the season. As I’m sure everyone knows, the Chicago Cubs are coming off of a World Series win, which ended a 108-year drought and broke the Curse of the Billy Goat. What you might not know is that the road to the championship began here in Mesa at Sloan Park. In Mesa, we bleed Cubbies blue, and our partnership with the team dates back to the Eisenhower administration. The Cubs first arrived in Mesa to play ball at Rendezvous Park in 1952. Since then, millions of fans have taken the trip to Rendezvous Park, Hohokam Stadium and now Sloan Park to catch a game (or

several). We have a rich history in working together to support youth sports, tourism and the community. For Mesa, the Cubs’ thrilling World Series win was more than 60 years in the making. And we are proud to have played a role in it. The Oakland Athletics start their 2017 season at Hohokam Stadium today, Feb.

going to many games on wooden bleachers with my dad each spring watching the greats like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers and Bert Campanaris prepare for award-winning seasons. You can understand why we were thrilled to welcome them back to a renovated Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park

city offers the unique experience Mesa “ No other can with two teams in two stadiums less than four miles apart. ”

26. Their recently remodeled park gives game goers a fan-friendly experience with a new party deck, food-truck area and awesome new scoreboard. The A’s trained in Mesa from 19691978, first at Rendezvous Park and then at the new Hohokam Stadium. During those 10 years, they brought home three consecutive World Series Championships, from 1972-1974. This time frame lined up with my youth, and I remember

in 2015. You can feel the excitement as we welcome the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s back to town. Mesa isn’t just home to world-class baseball; we have many things to offer away from the playing field as well. Just over the right field wall at Sloan park you will find Riverview Park, where the entire family can enjoy a splash pad, bouldering walls, mini zip line and picnic areas along with one of

the largest rope-climbing towers in the country. All of this overlooks a beautiful fishing lake, making Riverview Park a true desert oasis. Down the street from Hohokam Stadium you will find Mesa’s vibrant downtown. Unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and two micro-breweries are just a sampling of what Downtown Mesa has to offer. After a day at the ballpark, you can also enjoy an evening at the internationally acclaimed Mesa Arts Center, which welcomes performers and musicians from around the world all year long. I like to say that Mesa is the center of the universe when it comes to Spring Training baseball, and it’s because no other city offers the unique experience Mesa can with two teams in two stadiums less than four miles apart with plenty of opportunities to dine, shop and relax in between. I hope to see you out there! – John Giles is mayor of Mesa.


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Author grateful for response

I just wanted to thank the East Valley community for the overwhelming amount of responses I have received so far from people who lost a parent at an early age. Between referrals, and people forwarding the articles to friends or to family members on social media accounts, the amount of responses, feedback and suggestions I have received for my research has been amazing. Not only do I now have enough voices of stories to include in my book, but everyone has been suggesting additional resources I can include that will help the very teens who will hopefully be reading this book. I wanted to thank the Tribune for writing the article (“Writer seeking people who lost a parent when they were young,” Feb. 5) and all of the members in the community who have referred me to others, have helped, have offered support and have been brave to share their stories. I also wanted to thank the members in the community who are still working with me in regards to conducting interviews and editing their writeups for their patience. The responses I have received and the 50-60 people I have been communicating with have kept me up seven days a week until 3 a.m. since the article got published. I am trying to respond to everyone in a timely manner, but I appreciate everyone’s patience. Thank you again everyone for wanting to help out with this book project. – Michelle Shreeve – Gilbert

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The draft proposal Evaluation Design has Time to embrace Trump a goal “to reduce individual reliance on public Many people right now are bashing on President Trump. I think that rather than argue amongst ourselves, we should embrace him as our new leader.  There has been a real uproar about the travel ban he signed a few weeks ago. A lot of people can’t see why it would even be helpful, but I think it was a smart decision, because we are fighting so much against each other that we have become a weaker target for our enemies. Wouldn’t terrorists choose to strike when we are debating on whether to let them in or not? And especially now that the order was overturned, what can we do to stop them? We aren’t saving anybody by endangering ourselves. I wish people would see that and wait the four months it will take to stop the bleeding in our own country. – Alex Alldredge – Mesa

Tangled web of ACA

While the nation toys with ACA, efforts continue to amend the existing Arizona Medicaid contract. Who knows how long it will take to untangle the ACA web. Meanwhile, work goes on, via the AHCCCS Administration per statute, to amend the existing contract. The proposal asks for authorization to limit lifetime eligibility for able-bodied adults to five years and ban eligible members for one year given infractions that are way too complicated to explain in a few words.

assistance.” Historically, when the economy tanks and unemployment goes up, the need for public assistance goes up. I ask, how does this policy fix a need? Answer: It does not. Let’s be clear; the real intent of the proposal is to remove health care public assistance. Well, that won’t work either. If we do not have access to health insurance and health care, then we all lose. Hospitals lose money through uncompensated care, we lose through higher premium costs, public hospitals lose revenue which is passed to property taxes, the economy loses, and the biggest loser of all is our collective health.  So, let us figure out something else – lipstick is optional. Comments are due to AHCCCS by Feb. 28. – Jana Granillo – Tempe

Stop this hunting measure

Last week, while we were distracted by headspinning chaos in the White House, Congress quietly passed legislation to “Make America Great Again.” One action was HJ Res 69, overturning a Fish and Wildlife Service rule prohibiting egregious trophy-hunting methods and “predator control” including shooting or trapping wolves with pups at their dens in the spring, killing hibernating bears with cubs, trapping bears with steel-jawed leghold traps and wire snares, luring grizzlies with food to

get a point-blank kill, and using airplanes to scout and shoot grizzlies on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. Andy Biggs helped pass the measure with an appalling partisan vote of 225 to 193. The House undid a rule, years in the works, launched by wildlife scientists at the service. The practices are disallowed in almost every state, yet the House approved reviving them in national wildlife refuges – the one category of federal lands specifically created to protect wildlife and promote the diversity of species. Alaska voters oppose these inhumane and unsporting methods by a 2-1 ratio, and state and federal wildlife scientists have roundly condemned them. Since the resolution goes before the Senate as SJ Res 18, we can still contact Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake and let them know where we stand. I marvel how people sleep at night after casting such a shameful, clearly partisan vote. Perhaps, in some alternate world, they actually believe these cruel practices reflect something that makes America great. Please don’t stay quiet since your voice is the only one these animals have. – Barbara Steele – Chandler

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Valley Christian’s seniors end 8 years together with basketball run While eight years together on a basketball court is enough to form a family-like bond among teammates, alley Christian girls basketball there’s a literal family connection on this had a longer journey than most Trojan team: head coach Scott Timmer to Gila River Arena. and his daughter Megan, a senior. It didn’t start in their season opener Through every challenge Megan faced, in Colorado, nor was it ignited by every tearful embrace and joyful hug, the Trojans’ gut-wrenching loss to Scott was there – playing the role of South Mountain in the 2016 state father and coach interchangeably. championship game. You can’t even trace “I’m a proud dad,” he said. “And I try it back to the freshman year of all six to coach all the girls. I’ve been with these seniors on their roster. girls for a long time, and I love them all.” The crucibles of this run at a state While Megan acknowledged that there championship were forged in the fifth are times where the transition between grade, when the entire starting five, basketball and home is a challenge, she plus a few bench players, started playing said it makes basketball easier to have her together. dad as the coach. “Our team chemistry is real,” senior “There’s some yelling, there’s some Bethany Wolph said. “For all of us, we’ve bickering, but we always come together been together for so long, it’s a family.” at the end,” she said with a smile. That dynamic exists among the players as well. They’re not afraid to bark at each other if they feel something isn’t up to standard or to call out an adverse attitude. If you play with someone long enough, you can process that it isn’t personal. Like Megan and her father, the Trojans always come together at the end, even if there’s been a heated discussion. That’s what families do. The messy truth is this: The last time this group would come together was this weekend in Glendale. Whether that’s in celebration as champions or anguish after another heartbreak remained to be seen before (Jesse Stawnyczy/Tribune Staff Photographer) Valley Christian senior Bethany Wolph (11) has a chance to deadline for this issue. possibly participate in a 3-point shooting contest during the “Over the last four years, NCAA Final Four weekend in Arizona. we’ve learned many lessons,”

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Wolph said. “I think we absolutely have the capability to win it all this year.” Valley Christian has the chemistry to pull it off – that much is clear. Weave that in with talent that’s received national recognition and unmatched experience, and you’ll understand why the Trojans were the No. 1 overall seed in 3A. Both Wolph and Timmer received MaxPreps National Player of the Week honors at some point this season. Wolph, known for her prowess from behind the arc, has also been selected as a finalist for the High School 3-Point Championship. If she makes it via fan vote, she’ll compete at the Final Four on April 2. “I’ve seen Bethany grow up since fifth grade, and I’ve always known her as a shooter,” Megan Timmer said. “Whenever she has these awesome

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Spring brings plenty of East Valley title contenders BY JASON P. SKODA Tribune Prep Sports Director

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t’s time to transition from one sports season to the next as just a handful of games remain in the basketball season before the focus turns to spring sports. The spring season has traditionally been a time for East Valley high schools to rack up accolades and state championships. At the outset, 2017 appears to be one that will rival previous years.

Baseball

This season, as it does almost every season, starts with Hamilton, which began the year ranked No. 5 in the nation by MaxPreps. Now, national rankings – especially preseason – are silly, but it’s not hard to understand why the Huskies were singled out. They bring back most of the core from last year’s championship team, including two-time Tribune Player of the Year Nick Brueser. Returning All-Tribune first-team players: Perry’s Tommy Sacco, Basha’s Gage Workman, Highland’s Carson Cole,

Hamilton’s Drew Swift and Brueser. Top teams: Hamilton, Corona del Sol, Perry, Mountain Pointe, Mesquite, Campo Verde, Queen Creek, Desert Vista, Apache Junction.

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Hamilton is the big-school defending champion, and Desert Vista was the top team in the regular season. The Thunder lost much of the pitching – 27 of their 30 wins – but it may not matter if the offensive production continues to grow. Seven players with at least three home runs return this year, including Jill Navarro, who hit 10. The Huskies return pitching – 23 wins led by Madison Seigworth’s 12 – and enough offense to start the year No. 9 in the MaxPreps national Xcellent Rankings. Returning All-Tribune first-team players: Desert Vista’s Kaylee Dietrich, Campo Verde’s Brenna Scudellari and Myka Sutherlin, Hamilton’s Bella Loomis and Taylor Gindlesperger. Top teams: Hamilton, Desert Vista, Campo Verde, Red Mountain, Perry.

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Mountain View girls took it all last year, and last year’s roster did not have a senior listed, so it’s a good bet that the Toros will be in the mix again this year. On the boys side, Hamilton made the semis last year, while Skyline made the DII semis last year, but moves up to DI in 2017. Returning All-Tribune first-team players: Mountain View’s Anya Lamoreaux and Madeline Lamoreaux, Corona del Sol’s Elisa Magtoto, Desert Vista’s Jacy Chan, Desert Ridge’s Isabelle Boxrud and Natalie Boxrud, Seton Catholic’s Luz Zamudio, Corona del Sol’s Logan Cromeens, Skyline’s Logan Poulsen, Hamilton’s Vedik Narva and Freddie Wentling, Arizona College Prep’s Kesin Dolwani. Top teams: Girls – Mountain View, Desert Vista, Red Mountain, Corona del Sol. Boys – Hamilton, Corona del Sol, Skyline, Arizona College Prep.

Track and field

This is the sport where the East Valley gets to really show off the number of athletes that walk the halls.

Annual events where the East Valley shines include the 100-yard dash, pole vault, distance runs and horizontal jumps. Returning All-Tribune first-teamers: Chandler’s Anaya Bailey, Morgan Foster, Jai Gruenwald, Tiana Poirier-Shelton, Kendon Walker, T.J. Green and Edwin Adams; Desert Vista’s Baylee Jones, Habtamu Cheney and Elijah Mason; Highland’s Alena Ellsworth; Mountain Pointe’s Kayleigh Conlon; Marcos de Niza’s Marcus Naisant.

Boys volleyball

The East Valley has dominated the boys volleyball scene – 17 big-school state champions in 22 years – and this year should continue, although Boulder Creek has won two of the last three titles. Perry was the runner-up a year ago in DI and Seton Catholic were champions in DII. Both will be contenders again in the newly formed 6A and 5A Conference. Returning All-Tribune first-teamers: None. Top teams: Perry, Desert Vista, Highland, Desert Ridge, Seton Catholic, Horizon Honors.

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‘I know exactly what my most important thing is’ BY LISA JISA Tribune Guest Writer

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ome friends were recently discussing how to figure out what is your most important

thing in life. One said you will know what it is if it’s gone and you feel like you can’t go on without it. As they were talking about it, I chuckled and told them I know exactly what my most important thing is. It’s God. When they asked me to tell more, I explained all the things I used to have that I no longer have, and that I’m finally at a place where I’m OK with it. During our time in Ahwatukee, my family lived in a big house with a pool in the backyard. My family isn’t together anymore, and today I live in a small apartment with just my youngest daughter and the dog. I left some of the best friends I’ve ever had when I moved from Arizona. I homeschooled my children for many years, and now that’s over. My health took a serious nosedive when Lyme disease flared

up. Not only was my immune system shot, but one of the consequences was severe pain after exercising, so I stopped running. After working for only a few months, I had to quit a part-time job because I kept getting sick. I had to scrap plans the busy week leading up to Christmas because my car died and it took a few days to get it in for a new starter. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with God at the beginning of this year when I told Him that I was accepting of the crazy twists and turns in my life, and that I was grateful I at least still had the ability to write. And then a big snowstorm came, and I shoveled every few inches during that storm instead of waiting for a foot of heavy snow to pile up. What I had hoped was a brilliant idea ended up causing problems. Tendonitis flared up, and I had constant pain and numbness from the elbows through the last two fingers in both arms and hands. I couldn’t use them at all. It got so bad, I almost needed my daughter to brush my teeth for me! There was definitely no writing going on. As I sat in a chair, unable to even hold

up a book to read or use a remote to watch TV, I discovered what it means to, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). A translation I like even better is, “Cease striving and know that I am God.” All striving had come to a screeching halt. Here we are one month later and my arms and hands are working fine. I’ve made some new friends and reconnected with some old ones. I have more contact with a few of my Arizona friends now than when I lived near them. My cousin asked me to help her home-schooled kids learn geography (which happens to be one of my favorite subjects). I have been able to go for a couple of runs this week – slowly, but at least I am moving and the pain is minimal. My life looks very different now than it did just two years ago. There are significant things I once had that I no longer have, and somehow that’s OK because God has been the one constant thing that has always remained. Without His love, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t say that lightly, and that’s not to say I haven’t shed many tears or spent more

than a few nights tossing and turning. But I have a peace that is hard to explain. I know He’s got me. He’s got all of this. After I shared my story, one of the women told me it was a great testimony. I used to think giving a testimony meant telling about the moment when you realized your need for Jesus, repented of your sin and accepted His forgiveness. While that’s a fabulous thing to share, a testimony can really be about anything. I’m just telling what has happened to me over the past couple of years, like a witness giving testimony in a trial. I never would have predicted all the changes that have taken place, and I have no clue what the future holds. But I know God with a depth that I wouldn’t have known without all the trials He has allowed. And I know He’s my most important thing. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19) – Former 15-year Ahwatukee resident Lisa Jisa said she “lives, writes and trusts God from a small town in Wisconsin.” Reach her at lisa. jisa@gmail.com

Here’s the key to enjoying the abundant life at any age BY WILLIAM HOLLAND Tribune Guest Writer

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e are all growing older. Thanks a lot, right? I realize that many will think this is not a very optimistic or positive thought, but it is a reality of life. I could have gone all day without hearing that, however as with other topics, this too has a certain amount of accountability attached to it that can make a huge difference between dreading the future and having a healthy and positive attitude. Recently, I could not help but notice a picture of Stan Lee on the front cover of a magazine, and was amazed at how great he looks for 94 years old. He is no doubt enjoying the fruits of his labors

from creating fictional characters such as, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Spider-Man, just to name a few. And amazingly, he is still creating new figures and creatures, comic books and of course providing the inspiration for an endless supply of highly successful super-hero movies. As I continued reading about Lee, it appears that his highly active imagination gives him the energy and excitement that fuels his relentless work ethic. I am in and out of nursing homes every week and I personally know several men and women in their 90s that will astound you with their outward appearance as well as their very sharp minds. I always ask about their secret to enjoying a long life, and the common reply is that hard work made them tough. I have also noticed that most of them keep busy

and have certain activities they look forward to. As with Stan Lee, we notice that active people, whether physically or mentally, seem to possess a built-in optimistic anticipation that motivates them to keep pushing forward. Older individuals who are still mentally strong are keenly aware of current and future events. They keep up with what is happening and have their own opinions, which is a healthy form of independence and inspiration. May we keep a tight grip on our faith in God and focus on positive thoughts that can increase our awareness and help keep us remain young at heart. Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” As we become more mature, another great idea is to stay in contact with family and friends. It’s good to explore

new adventures, to write letters, visit acquaintances, attend church and different types of events and make some lasting memories with those we care about. Maintaining a hobby is another excellent idea that can help keep us mentally, physically and spiritually stimulated. Raising a small flower or vegetable garden is a wonderful activity that not only gives us some physical exercise but watching something grow can invigorate us with expectation and a sense of appreciation from day to day. I like this quote from Betty Friedan, “Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – William Holland is a Christian author, outreach minister and community chaplain. He lives in Central Kentucky with his wife Cheryl. To learn more, visit billyhollandministries.com.


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Chabad of Mesa presents a “Colonial Purim.” The celebration includes live band, buffet lunch, quill writing, candle making, megillah reading and Circus Farm entertainment. All children in costume will get a prize. There is no charge. DETAILS>> 11:30 a.m., 941 S. Maple, Mesa. Information: 480-659-7001, chabadmesa.com.

Valor Christian Center in Gilbert offers “great praise and worship and great messages for today’s living,” according to Pastor Thor Strandholt, associate pastor. “Our mission is evangelize, healing and discipleship through the word of God.” DETAILS>>10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays. 3015 E. Warner Road. Information: valorcc.com.

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The Lawrence Memorial A.M.E.Z. Church has opened in Mesa with the Rev. Albert Bolden leading as pastor. DETAILS>> Sunday School at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., 931 E. Southern Ave., Suite 108.

Children can learn and experience Jewish life. Chabad Hebrew School focuses on Jewish heritage, culture and holidays. DETAILS>> 9:30 a.m. to noon, for children ages 5-13 at Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. 480-855-4333, info@

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High school and middle school students meet to worship and do life together. DETAILS>> 5 p.m. at Horizon Presbyterian Church, 1401 E. Liberty Lane. 480-460-1480 or email joel@ horizonchurch.com.

RABBINIC LIT COURSE OFFERED

Ongoing morning study of two classics of rabbinic literature by medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides (the “Rambam”). At 10 a.m., Prof. Norbert Samuelson, Grossman chair of Jewish Philosophy at ASU and TBS member, teaches “Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed: What Jews Ought to Believe.” At 11:15 a.m., TBS member Isaac Levy teaches “Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah: How Jews Ought to Behave.” Readings in both Hebrew and English. DETAILS>> Community Room of the administration building at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. 480-897-3636.

UNITY OFFERS A PATH

Unity of Mesa says its Sunday service offers “a positive path for spiritual living” through “transformational lessons, empowering music and various spiritual practices with an open-minded and welcoming community.” DETAILS>> 9 and 10:45 a.m. 2700 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. Nursery available for infants through kindergarten at service times. Youth ministry classes are open in the Education Annex at 10:45 a.m. Information: 480-892- 2700, unityofmesa.org, lori@ unityofmesa.org.

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hangings for their homes, explained Martin, a Michigan native who moved to Arizona last April from North Carolina. wo East Valley family businesses “Sailors also used the technique for will be among the 100 craftspeople hammocks and nets, and resourceful who are part of the fi rst Artisan hippies made fringed clothing and Home Décor Marketplace at the Maricopa planters in the ’60s and ’70s,” said Martin, County Home & Landscape Show next who practiced as an optometrist before weekend. devoting her career to the crafts business. Heidi Martin of Queen Creek will show “In the early ’80s, macramé seemed to fade her work as part of back out of fashion her MyMacramania until its recent business, while resurgence in the Spencer and Haylie revival of craft arts.” Nolen, owners of Her most popular Domestic Accents piece was inspired in Mesa, will display from pictures of their hanging shelves. three separate wallMyMacramania is a hangings once sent family business, with by a customer who Martin assisted by requested a custom her husband Nate and item. their eldest daughter, “Now, one and a Hana. half years later, I have (Abby Chapmaan/Special to the Tribune) Heidi Martin does re-created the piece Domestic Accents in Mesa makes hanging the intricate macramé, shelves good for indoor or outdoor use. over 300 times,” she or fabric knotting, said. and her husband does the woodworking, The Nolens’ Domestic Accents is a family making dozens of arrows each month for collaboration as well. one of her best-selling wall-hangings. Hana A Mesa native, Haylie is an interior is next for the time-demanding fi nishing designer, and Spencer is a woodworker touches, and while her younger siblings, after his day job. Piper, Zoey and Libby, look and learn. He learned his craft assisting a skilled In the 13th century, Arabian weavers fi nish carpenter when he was 19 to earn introduced macramé by creating hand- money for a mission for the Church of knotted pieces for items as diverse as nets Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. to protect their horses from fl ies and wall They met in Chicago while he was

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playing football at Saint Xavier University and married four months later. He received his MBA there, and she has attended the American Institute of Interior Design in Fountain Hills. He has built a cherry-wood swinging bed and cutting boards for clients, and, for the family, white maple countertops and their son Nash’s birch trundle bed. “I had no clue of his wood-working abilities when I married him, and he did not know of my interior design abilities,” she said. “Spencer is a perfectionist and has an engineering mind, so he helps my ideas in my head come to life.” Together, they devised their popular swing shelves that incorporate a hanger. “I was looking for a swing shelf to buy, but I did not like the idea of having an exposed nail in my décor,” Haylie said. “So, I came up with these, and Spencer makes them, then I stain/paint and add the rope and hardware.” The Home & Landscape Show is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. More than 900 home improvement businesses as well as the 100 artisans are expected for the Southwest’s largest home

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Haylie and Spencer Nolan of Mesa, sandwiching their son Nash, are among the East Valley craftspeople participating in the fi rst Artisan Home Décor Marketplace at The Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show next weekend.

show, which will offer home-improvement, handmade and landscaping products and services. Do-it-yourself workshops, consultations and presentations are scheduled, and attendees will also be able to tour a tiny house, adopt a dog, attend an Arizona State Parks seminar and sample wines. TV’s “Chopped” judge Scott Conant will offer samples of Italian specialties, olive oils and vinegars. General admission is $8 daily for adults and children 3−12, $3. Children 2 and younger are free. Information and admission discounts: 602-485-1691or MChomeshows.com.


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uncertainty of childhood with themes that resonate with both children and adults.” Studio 3, in partnership with Limelight Performing Arts, is presenting John Olive’s adaptation of seven of Sachar’s books March 3-4 and March 10-11 at its theater, 511 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert. “This is a crazy, fun and hilarious show that takes your imagination to a whole new level,” said Don Crosby, the show’s director and longtime Valley actor. “The characters are brought to life by some of the most talented, creative and fun kids I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.” “It’s a great show for the entire family,” added Crosby. “Come prepared to laugh and have an amazing time.” The wackiness of Wayside School began when the contractor built 30 classrooms on top of one another. That turns out to be the least of what’s odd at Wayside. Teachers transform children into apples, pigtails turn into snakes. An ethereal Miss Zarves, the teacher on the nonexistent 19th floor, is never seen, but is always – unnervingly – present. Tickets are $15 and are available at limelight.ticketleap.com or at 480-545-1492.

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MAIN AND LINDSAY SEWER PROJECT NO. CP0474-002 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received until Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. All sealed bids will be received at Mesa City Plaza Building, Engineering Department at 20 East Main Street, 5th Floor, Mesa, Arizona; except for bids delivered 30 minutes prior to opening which will be received at the information desk, 1st floor, Main Lobby of the Mesa City Plaza Building. Any bid received after the time specified will be returned without any consideration. This contract shall be for furnishing all labor, materials, transportation and services for the construction and/or installation of the following work: Construction of new sanitary sewer main in Main Street from Val Vista Drive to Lindsay Road and in Lindsay Road from main Street to Broadway Road. Construction of an 8-inch waterline in Main Street east of Val Vista Drive. The Engineer’s Estimate range is $2,100,000 - $2,300,000. For all technical, contract, bid-related, or other questions, please contact Nancy Fries at Nancy.Fries@mesaaz.gov. Contractors desiring to submit proposals may purchase sets of the Bid Documents from Thomas Reprographics, Inc. dba Thomas Printworks, http://public.constructionvaults.com. Click on “Register Today” and follow the prompts to create your account. Please be sure to click finish at the end. NOTE: In order to receive notifications and updates regarding this bid (such as addenda) during the bidding period, REGISTRATION ON THE WEBSITE IS REQUIRED. For a list of locations nearest you, go to www.thomasprintworks.com, and click on Phoenix. The cost of each Bid Set will be no more than $45.00, which is non-refundable regardless of whether or not the Contractor Documents are returned. Partial bid packages are not sold. You can view documents on-line (at no cost), order Bid Sets, and access the Plan Holders List on the Thomas Reprographics website at the “Public Construction Vaults” address listed above. Please verify print lead time prior to arriving for pick-up. One set of the Contract Documents is also available for viewing at the City of Mesa’s Engineering Department at 20 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ. Please call 480-644-2251 prior to arriving to ensure that the documents are available for viewing. In order for the City to consider alternate products in the bidding process, please follow Arizona Revised Statutes §34.104c. If a pre-bid review of the site has been scheduled, details can be referenced in Project Specific Provision Section #3, titled “Pre-Bid Review of Site.” Work shall be completed within 150 consecutive calendar days, beginning with the day following the starting date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Bids must be submitted on the Proposal Form provided and be accompanied by the Bid Bond for not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid, payable to the City of Mesa, Arizona, or a certified or cashier's check. PERSONAL OR INDIVIDUAL SURETY BONDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. The successful bidder will be required to execute the standard form of contract for construction within ten (10) days after formal award of contract. In addition, the successful bidder must be registered in the City of Mesa Vendor Self-Service (VSS) System (http://mesaaz.gov/business/purchasing/vendor-self-service). The successful bidder, simultaneously with the execution of the Contract, will be required to furnish a Payment Bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, a Performance Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, and the most recent ACORD® Certificate of Liability Insurance form with additional insured endorsements. The right is hereby reserved to accept or reject any or all bids or parts thereto, to waive any informalities in any proposal and reject the bids of any persons who have been delinquent or unfaithful to any contract with the City of Mesa. BETH HUNING City Engineer ATTEST: DeeAnn Mickelsen City Clerk Published: East Valley Tribune, February 19, 26, 2017 / 4565

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received until Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. All sealed bids will be received at Mesa City Plaza Building, Engineering Department at 20 East Main Street, 5th Floor, Mesa, Arizona; except for bids delivered 30 minutes prior to opening which will be received at the information desk, 1st floor, Main Lobby of the Mesa City Plaza Building. Any bid received after the time specified will be returned without any consideration. This contract shall be for furnishing all labor, materials, transportation and services for the construction and/or installation of the following work: A two-mile, 10 foot wide, multi-use pathway, chainlink fencing and gates, overhead lighting, five rest areas/nodes, and landscape & irrigation improvements. The Engineer’s Estimate range is $1.5 to $1.8 Million. For all technical, contract, bid-related, or other questions, please contact Maggie Martinez at Maggie.Martinez@mesaaz.gov. Contractors desiring to submit proposals may purchase sets of the Bid Documents from Thomas Reprographics, Inc. dba Thomas Printworks, http://public.constructionvaults.com. Click on “Register Today” and follow the prompts to create your account. Please be sure to click finish at the end. NOTE: In order to receive notifications and updates regarding this bid (such as addenda) during the bidding period, REGISTRATION ON THE WEBSITE IS REQUIRED. For a list of locations nearest you, go to www.thomasprintworks.com, and click on Phoenix. The cost of each Bid Set will be no more than $71.00, which is non-refundable regardless of whether or not the Contractor Documents are returned. Partial bid packages are not sold. You can view documents on-line (at no cost), order Bid Sets, and access the Plan Holders List on the Thomas Reprographics website at the “Public Construction Vaults” address listed above. Please verify print lead time prior to arriving for pick-up. One set of the Contract Documents is also available for viewing at the City of Mesa’s Engineering Department at 20 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ. Please call 480-644-2251 prior to arriving to ensure that the documents are available for viewing. In order for the City to consider alternate products in the bidding process, please follow Arizona Revised Statutes §34.104c. If a pre-bid review of the site has been scheduled, details can be referenced in Project Specific Provision Section #3, titled “Pre-Bid Review of Site.” Work shall be completed within 200 consecutive calendar days, beginning with the day following the starting date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Bids must be submitted on the Proposal Form provided and be accompanied by the Bid Bond for not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid, payable to the City of Mesa, Arizona, or a certified or cashier's check. PERSONAL OR INDIVIDUAL SURETY BONDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. The successful bidder will be required to execute the standard form of contract for construction within ten (10) days after formal award of contract. In addition, the successful bidder must be registered in the City of Mesa Vendor Self-Service (VSS) System (http://mesaaz.gov/business/purchasing/vendor-self-service). The successful bidder, simultaneously with the execution of the Contract, will be required to furnish a Payment Bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, a Performance Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, and the most recent ACORD® Certificate of Liability Insurance form with additional insured endorsements. The right is hereby reserved to accept or reject any or all bids or parts thereto, to waive any informalities in any proposal and reject the bids of any persons who have been delinquent or unfaithful to any contract with the City of Mesa.

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FIGUEROA, Connie Connie Figueroa lived in Yuma with her late daughter Becky. She later moved to Mesa where she died on January 7,2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Hayden on May 1, 1927 to Artimisa and Julio Sestiaga. Connie was married to Eddie Figueroa and had five children Eddie Jr. Ruben Stella Randy and Becky they lived in Blythe, Ca. most of their lives. They moved to Mesa to retire. She is survived by three children and grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was held at the resident of daughter Stella in Mesa on February of 2017. Sign the Guestbook at: www.EastValleyTribune.com

ISON, Herbert Lee

Herbert Lee Ison, 69, passed away on February 8, 2017 at his home in Riverside, CA. He was born on March 25, 1947 to Robert and Alma Ison in Holbrook, AZ. He is survived by two daughters Kimberly (Christopher) Starr of Warren, IN and Kathrine (William) Ison of Lakewood, WA; four grandsons Chase Starr, Tanis, Stephen and Jake Satterthwaite; four granddaughters Kaylin, Taylor, Paige and Chandler Starr and one great-granddaughter Audrianna Joyce (AJ) Starr; two sisters Purmela Varga of Las Vegas and Loxie Schabatka of Mesa, AZ; three brothers Ralph (Karen) of Huntington, UT; Coy (Georgette) Ison of St. George, UT and Robert (Miriam) Ison of Las Vegas, NV and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Alma Ison and his brother Jerry Ison. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Woodruff, AZ. Please Sign the Guestbook at eastvalleytribune.com

KNUTSON, Sonja Forberg

Sonja (Synnøve) Forberg Knutson, 95, of Anacortes, passed away on Saturday, January 21 at her home at Rosario Assisted Living. She was born on July 4, 1921 in Stange-Hamar, Norway, the daughter of Ola and Synne (Lund) Forberg. In Norway, Sonja owned a hair salon and also worked as a beautician at mountain resorts. She immigrated to the United States in 1953 and made her way to North Dakota where she met a grain farmer named Rudal Knutson. They were married in 1955 in Minot, North Dakota. In Minot, Sonja worked at Gilmore’s House of Beauty where she appeared on television and once did professional wrestler, Gorgeous George’s hair. In 1964 Sonja and Rudal moved to Mesa, AZ and Sonja started working as an interior decorator, while Rudal seasonally worked the family farm in North Dakota. She had a unique eye for style, both in her dress, décor and as an artist with her paintings, ceramics and crafts. Sonja had a very fun, outgoing and vivacious personality that naturally drew people to her and complemented her gift of entertaining. She loved being a hostess and serving her many tasty Norwegian treats. Sonja is preceded in death by her parents and husband Rudal. She is survived by her sons and their spouses Steve and Karla Lillestol of Lopez Island, WA and Omar and Sharon Forberg of Blackduck, MN. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Sonja, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com

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Obituaries LOGUE, Nita Depp

Nita Depp Logue, 97, of Mesa, passed away on February 14, 2017. A long-time resident of Dreamland Villa, she was a member of the Velda Rose United Methodist Church and the Pennsylvania Club. An avid bridge player, she also belonged to a Trivial Pursuit group and picnic social group. Mrs. Logue was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ivan L. Logue, and by her daughter, Karen R. Logue. She is survived by her grandson, David k. Indorato, of Pittsburgh, PA, and two great-grandchildren. No local memorial service is planned. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery, in Frostburg, PA. Please Sign the Guestbook at eastvalleytribune.com

Cash Management Officer Western State Bank is a 115 year old progressive financial institution with total assets of over $900 million and growing! Western has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our winning team as Cash Management Officer in Scottsdale, AZ. This individual will be responsible for identifying and analyzing cash management opportunities and facilitate the sales and support of such functions in accordance with our organization’s vision, values, team guidelines, business plan and ability to provide a superior customer experience. Position provides online banking support both externally to customers as well as internally through inter-departmental collaboration, by providing expertise through technical solutions and troubleshooting. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in business or finance-related field required with three (3) years of financial experience preferred. At Western State Bank, “what” you know is important, but not as important as how you relate to teammates and customers. Our environment is based on the principles of respect, curiosity, creativity, individual empowerment, and the ability to listen effectively and communicate openly. We also believe in continual learning, bias toward action, keeping commitments, and doing our absolute best every day. We believe that our ability to deliver on our promise of being Your Hometown Bank is a result of these high standards. This is a full time position with benefits (health, life, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and ESOP). If you are looking to contribute your energy and skills to a dynamic, collaborative, forward-thinking environment, and possess the experience described above, apply online at www.westernbanks.com/careers. Accepting applications through March 10 Western State Bank is an EEOE and Affirmative Action Employer. Member FDIC

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Employment Employment General Full-Time Food Service Supervisor A’viands is seeking a Full-Time Food Service Supervisor to work in the food service operation at Central Arizona College, located in Maricopa, AZ. Qualified applicants should be able to pass a pre-employment background check. Complete an application online at www.passion4foodservice.com or by calling toll-free 1-855-436-6373. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative/Action/Minorities/ Women/Individual with Disabilities/Protected Veteran Employer

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Employment General Furtmann Bros LLC 5742 W Maryland Ave Glendale AZ 85301 seeks 45 “temporary full-time” Helpers of Carpenter to work&reside in Phoenix Metroplex area to help carpenters, use, supply &hold hand/electr tools &materials, clean wk area. Bend, lift&hold up 50Lb, 3mo exp in Res constr, work in ext weather, on job train avail, no edu reqd, travel in PHX Metroplex area M-F 7am-3pm $15.81/hr OT if needed $23.72 from 4/1 to 11/15/17. US&H2B workers offered same wages& working conditions to include paid posthired drug test. Sgle wrkwk computes wages. Weekly pmt. H-2B Wrkr to be paid U.S. Consulate, border, lodging fees on 1st workwk on a company check “Transportation (including meals & to the extent necessary lodging) to place of employment or its cost to workers reimbursed, if the worker completes half the employment period. Return transportation provided if the worker completes employment period or is dismissed early by employer. Tools provided at no charge to worker” Apply in person at nearest SWA, call 520.866.3608 or fax res 520.836.5876 Attn Desirae Diaz or fax res to emplr 623.691.8037 Attn Antonio Portillo RE JP2515499.

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NOTICE TO READERS: Most service advertisers have an ROC# or "Not a licensed contractor" in their ad, this is in accordance to the AZ state law. Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC): The advertising requirements of the statute does not prevent anyone from placing an ad in the yellow pages, on business cards, or on flyers. What it does require under A.R.S. §32-1121A14(c) www.azleg.gov/ars/ 32/01165.htm is that the advertising party, if not properly licensed as a contractor, disclose that fact on any form of advertising to the public by including the words "not a licensed contractor" in the advertisement. Again, this requirement is intended to make sure that the consumer is made aware of the unlicensed status of the individual or company. Contractors who advertise and do not disclose their unlicensed status are not eligible for the handyman's exception. Reference: http://www.azroc.g ov/invest/licensed_ by_law.html As a consumer, being aware of the law is for your protection. You can check a businesses ROC s t a t u s a t :

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Manufactured Homes 55+ Windsor Park in Mesa Has open lots waiting for your new home as well as homes for sale, already set up and ready to go. Come by and choose which option will work for you. Contact Debbie at 480-969-7192

Parkwide Patio Sale Furniture, tools camping gear, 1403 W. Broadway Ave. Apache Junction. Saturday 3/4 7am-12.

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In-Home Caregivers Wanted! Very Flexible Hours, Numerous Open Case's Available, Start Today! (Valley Wide) Looking for CAREGIVERS (non-medical) that are team players. Flexible schedules preferred with weekend availability. WE HAVE CASES TO STAFF IMMEDIATELY!!! WE HAVE FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS. BI-LINGUAL IS A HUGE PLUS! REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT (MUST HAVE): MUST HAVE A RELIABLE VEHICLE 2 FORMS OF VALID FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION ACTIVE CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION, NEGATIVE TB TEST – BOTH WE WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE CLEAR BACKGROUND CHECK (WE WILL COMPLETE) Apply in person 2601 E. Thomas Rd. #220 Phoenix AZ 85016 or call 602-993- 0297 for more information

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Brand new 2017 Schult 16X44, 2B/1B, 3 T A/C, walk in shower, Appls, W/D Hkup, Covered Carport, Firepit on a 55+, 5 Star RV Resort, loads of amenities/activities. Annual rent $3750 Open House Feb 27 11am- 1pm 1700 W. Shiprock sp#25 Apache Junction Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks Call Bill 480-228-7786 for details

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SENIOR SONGBIRDS LOOKING FOR MALE AND FEMALE SINGERS. If you are age 50+ and love singing and entertaining, we would be happy to have you check us out at one of our rehearsals. We are all volunteers and perform weekly at assisted living and care centers. We sing secular songs primarily from the 30's, 40's, and 50's, as well as patriotic and gospel songs, from September through May. We rehearse Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ. For more information, call 480-775-0730.

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Pool Service / Repair

Roofing

Tree Services

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