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Laguna Elementary School accepted the donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) recently from CPR Savers and HeartSine that will be beneficial to its teachers and students in times of crisis. School nurse Patty Smith briefly described the importance of this device to third graders. “There’s nothing that’s saving lives more than one of these,” Smith said. “This is an amazing machine that’s saving thousands and thousands of lives all over the world.” An AED is a portable electronic device that assists in treating life-threatening cardiac arrest by restoring a heart to its regular rhythm. This can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time, according to Smith. Learning to use can make the difference between life and death. The AED is in the school’s cafeteria. “It’s a great opportunity for us to be able to give back to the community, especially to Laguna Elementary, by donating this HeartSine defibrillator,”

said Brandon Taylor, an employee of CPR Savers and a Laguna Elementary School parent. Brian Duffield, a HeartSine employee, spoke about the steps students that are necessary when an AED should be used. “Call 9-1-1 and tell somebody to run and get the AED. There are two more things that you have to do. Start CPR. Know CPR,” he said. After dialing 9-1-1 and obtaining the AED, it is crucial to press the button located on top of the device. This starts activates a voice that gives directions on the machine’s use. This includes placing the pads on certain locations on the person’s body, Duffield said. After accepting the AED, the students were split up into multiple groups to work at stations set up by the science lab teacher. These stations provided hands-on-experience with the device, CPR instruction, gave kids the opportunity to locate the heart and skeletal structures, and gave them the chance to observe their heart rate.

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Fans of the late comedian Chris Farley will get the unique opportunity to see his brother Kevin Farley perform when he headlines five stand-up comedy shows at the Laugh Factory Scottsdale. Kevin Farley, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his brother has performances at the Laugh Factory Scottsdale on Thursday May 28 at 8 p.m., Friday May 29 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Saturday May 30 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets for the shows are only $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP. Check out www.scottsdalelaughfactory.com for tickets.

in May when the thermometer spikes into the 100s. Most people hate bugs—mosquitoes, flies, ants, roaches—yechh! For some reason, two insects have found their way into our hearts: the lovable ladybug and the majestic butterfly. Fans of butterflies can celebrate National Butterfly Awareness Day on Saturday, June 6, at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly pavilion in America, featuring a magnificent glass atrium that showcases up to 3,000 butterflies in flight daily. It is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura Rd., Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.butterflywonderland.com.

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Pam and Jesse Ponwith love tennis. National Championships appearances Even their store in Scottsdale, All and was the 2014 Men’s 35 Indoors About Tennis, isn’t about a retail store double champion. about the game they love, it describes Son James, 19, attends the University their philosophy in their volunteer of San Diego on a tennis scholarship. work and support for the game as as- The team is ranked 17th in the country. sistant tournament James capped off his directors for several high school career as events. During the the Arizona state high last 20 years the Ponschool singles chamwiths also have given pion. In 2009, he had in-kind donations and the honor of being the sponsorships estimatFed Cup Flag Bearer. ed at nearly $250,000. He’s also helped his Their two sons play at parents at the tennis a championship level. store. The United States Another son, NaJesse and Pam Ponwith of ScottTennis Association sdale were honored by the United than, 17, is ranked awarded the Ralph W. States Tennis Association with the 41st in the world by the International Westcott USTA Fam- Family of the Year award for their Tennis Federation. He ily of the Year Award volunteerism and support of the trains in Florida with to the Ponwith family game of tennis. of Scottsdale for outstanding contri- the National USTA team. He helps his butions in promoting tennis at a local parents run tournament desks at local events and participates in the Genlevel. “Obviously it’s a big honor, because it eration Gap fundraiser. He assists with is a national award,” Pam Ponwith said. stuffing player bags at various tourna“It’s an honor that the section thinks ments that All About Tennis sponsors. Pam and Jesse volunteered at tournaenough of us to even consider us, and it is special to have it honor the whole ments and even offered accommodations at their own home to players and family.” There are 13 USTA sections or re- referees, when tournaments were in gions. The Ponwiths were nominated town. These tournaments raised funds for the section covering the states of to help pay for leagues, equipment, Arizona, New Mexico and a portion of teen programs, adult players’ travel expenses and tournament prizes. Run Texas. The USTA credited the family for by volunteers, the USTA hosts several its long-term commitment to tennis tournaments every year in Arizona. Pam and Jesse opened All About and its “tremendous impact on the Scottsdale community, which is felt Tennis, a retail store, in 1993 in Tempe, daily,” said Kurt Kamperman, chief ex- and later relocated it in 2001 to 10245 ecutive of community tennis for the N. Scottsdale Rd., just south of Shea. USTA. “Their ongoing efforts on and People can visit All About Tennis to off the court have helped grow and ex- obtain information on tennis lessons, pand tennis programs throughout the leagues and public facilities. The love of tennis can last a lifetime Southwest,” Kamperman said. Besides assisting as tournament di- and people can play it all of their lives, rector in various local events and as a Pam said. Pam draws inspiration from team coach, Pam served on several vol- watching players who are in their 80s unteer committees. She has attained and still enjoying the game. “I love the several Top 10 national rankings over exercise,” Pam said. “It is a full-body workout. It’s the thrill of the competithe years. Jesse has served as a “consistent” vol- tion, to see what your body can and unteer and as an assistant tournament can’t do, and you’re trying to do it. “You have to push yourself and you director for the last 20 years. On the court he has made three USTA League don’t have to go to the gym.”

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The Yaqui Indians hail from the Yaqui River Valley in Sonora, Mexico. Throughout Mexican history the Yaquis maintained an independent community. Beginning in the 1880s Yaquis migrated to the Tucson and Phoenix areas to escape war with the Mexican government and forced deportation to the Yucatan Peninsula. They established a community in Scottsdale in the 1920s and worked on the Arizona Canal, harvested cotton and performed other agricultural work. Today, Scottsdale’s Yaqui community is centered in the Penjamo neighborhood in South Scottsdale. Mario Martinez, an acclaimed painter, grew up in Scottsdale’s Yaqui community. All photos courtesy Concerned A photographer in Phoenix captured this image Citizens for Community Health of an unidentified Yaqui and Members of the Penjamo Yaman walking down a city qui Community. street.

Three Yaqui women pose in front of an old car in this undated photo.

Rafael Casares poses in front of an adobe building in Scottsdale on his way to fight in the Mexican Revolution, which lasted from 1910 to 1920. Yaquis had a reputation as skilled soldiers and fought on both sides of the revolution. The caption on this photo reads “This photo was the last time anyone saw him.”

Alberto and Anita Ozuna pose in front of a home at 6440 E. Thomas Rd. The Salt River Valley Water Users Association built housing at this location for workers. Photo circa 1944.

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ImpulsUS, a new spiritual community, launches its celebration services Sunday, May 31, at Hyatt House, 4245 N. Drinkwater Blvd., in Old Town. This emergent spirituality group is led by the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Barnard. Meditation begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the service at 10 a.m. Barnard, spiritual leader of ImpulsUS, is an accomplished author who has published several books, including “A Year of Go(o)d,” “Metaphysical Lent,” “Qualities of God” and “Affirmative Prayer.” In addition, she is a well-respected teacher.

“Emergent spirituality is an inclusive community welcoming people of all faiths and those interested in living spiritually,” Barnard said. The idea of ImpulsUS began with a vision team of local spiritual entrepreneurs. Its intention is to provide a community that honors global faith, practicing mystical teachings. ImpulsUS intends to be a good neighbor to the surrounding community. Among other things, it plans host meetings with leaders to discover how best to involve volunteers in local happenings.

Younkin named Culinary Institute’s Student of the Month With a 4.0 GPA and a record of perfect attendance, you may think that Carrick Younkin, Arizona Culinary Institute’s April 2015 Student of the Month, is the perfect student. But it wasn’t that long ago that this Irish lad with a distinctive moniker was cutting classes and wondering what to do with his life while attending a university in Illinois. “I was bored and frustrated with my life, and I actually left school and moved back in with my parents,” Younkin said. He had worked in kitchens since he was a teenager, and was working late nights as a bartender when his girlfriend encouraged him to follow his passion for the culinary arts instead of attending a traditional college. The lightbulb went on for Younkin, and it just so turned out that Younkin’s girlfriend also had grandparents who lived in Fountain Hills—right down the road from Arizona Culinary Institute. “We drove out west with our dog and attended a Saturday morning open house at ACI,” said Younkin with a laugh. “I met Chef Santos Villarico and Admissions Representative, Leslie Idaspe and I knew immediately that I was going to enroll at ACI.” Younkin and his girlfriend soon found an apartment, and Younkin also found a job at the Fire Rock Country Club in Fountain Hills where he’ll perform his externship, and he is slated to graduate on Dec. 5. “I can’t believe how fast my life has turned around,” related Younkin. “The

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Notre Dame Prep High school junior earns perfect score actress wins on calculus exam Meghan Mccoy Gammage award ByWith little studying, but ample nine students in the world to achieve The Notre Dame Prep senior Emily Temple won the trophy for Best Supporting Performance at the inaugural ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards, held May 2 at Gammage Auditorium. Out of the 25 student actors nominated in the category, Emily won for her role as Alice Beineke in the school’s spring musical, “The Addams Family.” She was also a finalist for the ASU Gammage Scholarship award. Fifteen Notre Dame students were Gammage Awards finalists in eight categories including Best Lead Male, Best Lead Female, Outstanding Supporting Performance, Outstanding Dancer and Technical Achievement. Emily has been accepted by audition into Azusa Pacific University’s BFA program, Acting for the Stage and Screen, located in Los Angeles and aspires to become a professional actress.

preparation, BASIS Scottsdale ju- a perfect score on the AP Calculus nior Alex Cohen BC exam. received a per“It honestly feels fect score on the a little weird to me,” AP Calculus BC he said about beexam, an advanced ing one of nine stuplacement calcudents. “If I had to lus course taken say anything about by high school stuthe exam...what I dents and adminisdid serves as an extered by the College ample for everyone. Board. You don’t have to “I couldn’t imagbe a complete math ine taking this exam geek to do well on a if I didn’t go to the math exam or purschool,” the 16-yearsue an AP exam in old said. general. You have to The college level Alex Cohen, a junior at BASIS Scotts- understand it and advanced place- dale, received a perfect score on the be interested in it.” ment exam is based AP Calculus BC exam. Cohen said his on a five-point scale, with five points math teacher provided worksheets being equivalent to an A. Four mil- that consisted of multiple-choice lion AP exams were taken in 2014 by questions and response questions high school juniors and seniors in the from previous AP exams, which preUnited States. Cohen was one of only pared him for the test.

three-hour exam covered topics like differential and integral calculus through six free response questions and 45 multiple-choice questions. Cohen said the free response questions had multiple parts that all built upon each other—with each one being worth nine points. “The exam is basically a broad exam that covers all of calculus,” he said. Cohen began attending BASIS Scottsdale, a tuition-free charter school, as a fifth-grade student. He enjoys the small student to teacher radio. “I love how small it is. There are less than 100 people in my grade level,” he said. “Getting to know all of them is fantastic.” Although he aced the math exam, Cohen wants to study medicine. “I want to become an oncologist, but you never know what you actually want to do until you get to medical school,” he said.

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Traveling this summer with kids? How to keep them safe and happy By Alison Stanton Summer vacation is just around the corner and throughout the East Valley, many families’ thoughts are turning to travel. From weekend staycations at a local resort to long plane trips to see grandma and grandpa, families will soon hit the road and air with their kids in tow. To keep children of all ages as safe as possible while away from home, Dr. Allison Kaplan, a Chandler resident and family physician at Desert Grove Family Medical in Gilbert, said parents have to focus on doing as much planning as possible. “I think parents have to prepare a lot for family vacations, and remember to bring all of the booster seats and car seats, and talk to their kids about not running off, and if they are going

to the beach they have to remember sunscreen,” said Kaplan, the mother of four. Jennifer Lawhead, a Chandler mom of two young boys, has plenty of family vacations under her belt. She and her husband Mike have taken road trips with their two young sons, Dexter, 3, and Teddy, 9 months. They also traveled by air with Dexter before Teddy was born. Like Kaplan, she agrees that successful and safe traveling with kids involves plenty of organization. With this in mind, Kaplan and Lawhead offer the following suggestions to parents: Road trips If it’s possible to do so, Lawhead said

parents should consider driving at dusk. said they should bring along the approThis way, the kids are more likely to fall priate car and booster seats. asleep during the drive, which will pre“The car rental place might not have vent them from being one, so it’s important that overly antsy. they bring them along,” To prevent having she said. to rummage through Parents can either things and avoid movcheck the seats with the ing around in a movluggage or bring them on ing vehicle, Lawhead the plane and strap the suggest keeping needchildren in to keep them ed items like food and safe and secure during the toys close by, while flight. storing larger items Dr. Allison Kaplan said with some Curbside check-in is a in the trunk. To keep planning and proper supplies, must to help unload lugcan help keep their kids awake kids safely oc- parents gage as early as possible, safe during family vacations. cupied during long Lawhead said. drives, Lawhead suggests sticker books “I always check big pieces of luggage and mess-free coloring books as well and car seats so I’m left with just the as iPads loaded with some new kid- stroller and a diaper bag,” Lawhead said. friendly apps. “You can bring the stroller onto the plane and check at the gate, which is an option I usually use.” Traveling by plane For families who are flying, Kaplan ... continues on page 19

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Oh Pinterest. Just when I think I’m done with your craziness and I’m not getting sucked into another outlandish DIY project, you put something amazing in my feed that I simply must do. It all started with the plastic army men fruit bowl, and morphed into plastic shape bowls that we will be giving to my kid’s teachers as end-of-the-year gifts. Because my father is an Army vet, he’s getting one for Father’s Day as well. law talk

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Important! I cannot stress this enough, do not make any of these projects inside. I ignored those instructions for the first bowl I made and did it on my stove with my hood vent on. It wasn’t powerful enough. The toys you’ll be working with are made from the worst, cheapest plastic available and the fumes they let off are probably toxic. Save your lungs and your home and just do this outside. Maybe with a mask. Plastic army men Start by laying army men across the base of the bowl. It’s easier to use multiple figures because the force of the wind from the heat gun will blow individuals around and make it harder to melt them together. That being said, use the lower temperature on your heat gun and focus it on an area where two of the men overlap. You can see the plastic start to get shiny as it softens, and right after that they will melt together. Don’t keep the heat gun on the melted area once they melt together or they will lose all of their shape. Once the base is fused together, the rest of the project is accomplished by building up the walls of the bowl, one or two plastic figures at a time and melting them to the existing structure. I found that the project worked best if I spun the bowl 180 degrees from the men I’d just added and worked on the opposite side, giving the recently added toys a chance to cool down a little bit. Dollar store letters and numbers These look exactly like alphabet magnets and they even have a space for a magnet molded into them, but when you buy them at Dollar Tree they mercifully come without magnets. I found that these, like the army figures, worked best in small batches of two or three shapes at a time. The plastic melts differently from the army men and I’d often need to use a toothpick to make sure the edges of the letters would fuse together, but once they did melt they would lose their shape very quickly. It was absolutely essential to work on opposite sides of the bowl in order to give the previously fused plastic a chance to cool, otherwise they’d lose their shapes.

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To keep children happily occupied while in the air, Lawhead suggests simple and colorful toys, and if they are in diapers, put them in a double diaper or one meant for overnight. “Trust me on this one. When the seatbelt sign is on and your kiddo needs a change, you’ll be less stressed out. And it buys you a little extra time instead of braving the small airplane bathroom.” Hotels room tips Keeping young children safe and secure in hotel rooms can be difficult, Kaplan said. “You just have to keep a sharp eye on them and if there is a patio door be sure to keep it shut, and let older kids know that they are not to leave the room without a parent,” she said. If parents have a portable playpen, Kaplan said they can place it at the end of the beds and let the kids play on the floor in the space in between the beds. Lawhead brings along outlet covers and does as much childproofing of the room as she can, looking for red flags

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See Dorothy and her little dog Toto join the Scarecrow, Tin Man and meet your neighbor the Cowardly Lion as they journey through the magical Land of Oz. WHEN: Thursday, May 21, through Friday, July 3, various times WHERE: Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert COST: $16 to $28 INFO: (480) 497-1181 or www.haletheatrearizona.com

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts on Sundays. WHEN: Sundays through July 6, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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WHERE: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free admission INFO: (480) 312-2312 or www. scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/railroadpark

Patrons can find special treats along the ArtWalk route on the streets of downtown Scottsdale. WHEN: Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District events calendar COST: Free INFO: www.scottsdalegalleries.com

A quarterly series spotlighting local food producers and artisan purveyors, with cooking classes the first Wednesday of the month in June, September and December. WHEN: June 3, Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Scramble–A Breakfast Joint, 6590 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale COST: $25; includes hands-on cooking classes, meals and goodie bag INFO: www.azscramble.com

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Children can experience “Hometown Nazareth—Where Jesus was a Kid” during Vacation Bible School. Activities include music, Bible stories, a daily drama, games and crafts. WHEN: Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. WHERE: Living Water Lutheran Church, 9201 E. Happy Valley Rd., Scottsdale COST: $25 per child ($20 per additional child in the same family) INFO: (480) 473-8400 or www.lwlcaz.org/vbs

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The “Frozen” characters’ visit will feature a face-painting station, toys, games, books and puzzles. WHEN: Thursday, May 21, from hearsay law talk 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Toy and Playtime Oasis, 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 116, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 948-4630 or www.azdollhouse.com biz box looking back

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Held at Chaparral Park, Mighty Mud Mania includes a mud obstacle course for those age 6 through adults. WHEN: Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. pasta vixen mom cents financially speaking WHERE: Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale COST: Free; bring a can of nonperishable food as a donation INFO: (480) 312-2771 or www.scottsdale.gov/MightyMudMania

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The program, available to everyone in the family, continues at Scottsdale libraries. WHEN: Daily through Aug. 2 WHERE: Libraries throughout Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: www.scottsdalelibrary.org/ summerreading

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The 46-year-old Big Surf has added a Zipline over the pool. WHEN: Through Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays WHERE: Big Surf, 1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe COST: $2 to $27 INFO: (480) 994-2297 or www.bigsurffun.com

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Explore the Phoenix Zoo in a whole new light—or dark. The event offers unique and exciting activities which allow guests to see and hear the zoo differently than a daytime visit. WHEN: Saturdays June 13 and Aug. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix COST: $6 members; $8 general INFO: (602) 286-3800 or www.phoenixzoo.org

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The first thing my stylist told me when I started getting my hair done was that I had to start using better, preferably phosphate-free shampoo. The second thing she told me was that I didn’t have to wash my hair every day. It was then that I was introduced to dry shampoo which I diligently went out and purchased every month while gritting my teeth at the exorbitant cost. While cruising Pinterest one afternoon, I ran across a few recipes for making my own dry shampoo. It’s extremely easy and the ingredients are dirt cheap, so of course I had to give it a shot. photo page

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Ingredients 1/4 cup corn starch 1 tablespoon baking soda Cinnamon or unsweetened cocoa powder Cheap paintbrush Container with lid

Corn starch is what actually absorbs the oil from the scalp and baking soda absorbs smells. Most recipes call for (unsweetened, obviously you don’t want to add sugar to your hair) cocoa powder to add color so the dry shampoo doesn’t show up on your scalp. I used cocoa powder the first time I made dry shampoo and while it definitely did the job of darkening, I found that it also tended to clump and I’d end up with brown streaks. I tried cinnamon this time and not only do I enjoy the smell, I’m not getting the clumping and streaking I was before. Preparation is simple. Using a paper funnel, add the first two ingredients to your container, put the lid on and shake to mix. Add the cinnamon/cocoa powder a tablespoon at a time and shake until you achieve your desired shade.

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Application is another area I differ with most of the Internet. Most people put their dry shampoo in something like a parmesan cheese dispenser and shake the mixture on their head, I have found that using a cheap paintbrush is a much better, less messy option. Starting with my part, I dip the paintbrush in the dry shampoo and then apply it along the line of hair. I repeat the process about every inch using my finger to make more parts. When I’ve covered the front half of my head and applied a little extra at my hair line, I fluff my hair with my fingers and then run a brush through to ensure the powder gets equal distribution. I have a lot less mess than using a shaker and I get better distribution. As a final note, I’ve noticed that I get better results if I apply the dry shampoo right before I go to sleep, as opposed to applying it in the morning. My hair looks more natural and feels less heavy. Occasionally, I will reapply a light coating to my hairline in the morning, but this is usually unnecessary if I’ve applied the powder the night before.


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Johnny’s Friendship Bread My bread starter is 8 years old this month. It’s been sitting on my kitchen counter—loved, stirred and fed every five days since June 24, 2007. From this sweet, delicious and unique starter, I have made and given away hundreds of loaves of Amish Friendship Bread, the most wellknown and beloved recipe for sweet bread starters. But for eight years, I have also made indescribably delicious bread starter pancakes every Sunday as well as coffee cakes, scones and cobblers for snacking. Many people have bread starters, either sweet or sourdough, and some have been passed along for 100 years or more! I hope to pass along mine, too, because it’s very, very special. I created this bread starter in honor of my sweet brother who passed away eight years ago. My family cherished the idea that we could not only have a living reminder of our loved one, but that we could do what my brother, Johnny, loved to do—make people smile by making something with love and then giving it away. It was his gift. This starter needs no refrigeration, just a daily stir and a lot of love.

If you ever decide to create a bread starter of your own, here is your feeding schedule and recipe for the most incredible Amish Friendship Bread ever! Starter: Day 1: Mix together: 1 cup of flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk (Use glass or plastic bowl and wooden spoon. No metals.) Day 2: Stir for about 15 seconds and cover loosely with parchment and kitchen towel. Day 3: Stir and cover. Day 4: Stir and cover. Day 5: Add 1 cup each of flour, sugar and milk. Stir until blended. Day 6: Stir and cover. Day 7: Stir and cover. Day 8: Stir and cover. Day 9: Stir and cover. Day 10: Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk. Stir and remove 1 cup for yourself to start again. Use the remaining starter to make bread, freeze or give away in 1-cup increments. Begin process over again. Jan’s Note: After a few years, I cut the milk, flour and sugar in half, which makes one loaf instead of two.

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1 cup starter 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups flour 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 box instant vanilla pudding 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon, mixed together (for

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Mix together all ingredients except butter and sugar/cinnamon mixture for topping. Grease two bread loaf pans and dust with sugar and cinnamon. Pour batter into loaves and coat with butter and remaining sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes or until golden brown. May 15, 2015


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Flower Child is the latest Fox Concepts restaurant to hit the Valley and the name is certainly fitting to the menu. The fast-casual restaurant’s appeal is a menu that is comprised of local organic vegetables and fruits, naturally raised proteins, house-made soups and dressings, a good selection of gluten-free entrees, teas, lemonades and even organic red and white wine. My husband and I visited Flower Child opening night, May 5. Although there are several entrees like bowls and wraps, the menu format also features a large selection of mix and match side dishes ($4 for one, $7 for two and $9 for three) giving us the opportunity to try many of their delicious offerings. We started off our Flower Child experience with Thai buckwheat noodle salad ($7), which is as delicious as it comm. spotlight

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is large. It is a colorful orchestration of avocado, mint, daikon radish, Thai basil, cashews, nam pla and roasted mushrooms resting atop nutty tasting buckwheat noodles. Part of the fun at Flower Child is watching the staff prepare food in the open concept kitchen and it is quite a busy production. We next noshed on an unexpected taste sensation—the heirloom tomato and watermelon side dish ($4) topped with Thai basil and just a touch of sea salt, olive oil and a light balsamic dressing. Although it sounds like an unusual combination, the taste was exceptional. We paired the gluten-free mac and cheese with an order of naturally raised chicken ($9). It was exceptionally tasty without being too thick or heavy and the addition of the chicken made it a filling entrée that was big enough to share. It ranks as my fameet your neighbor

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vorite mac and cheese dish at any Valley restaurant. The flying avocado wrap ($11) was stuffed with grilled chicken, smoked gouda, romaine, tomatoes and avocado hummus. The entrée was also served with a generous portion of greens with a light vinaigrette dress- Flower Child’s fast-casual setting allows patrons the opportunity to watch staff prepare food. ing. Other wraps include Thai dye ($9) and hippie chick chopped hazelnuts ($4). My husband and I were so impressed with Flower ($11). A variety of bowls are available Child, we returned on Mother’s Day including madras curry ($8), wild and it was refreshing to see the entire mushroom pho ($7) and forbidden restaurant busy with families enjoying rice ($7) and for an additional cost wholesome and organic food. you can also add all-natural chicken, sustainable salmon, grass-fed steak or Flower Child organic tofu. 10460 N. 90th St. Desserts are just as fresh and deli- Suite 100 cious as the entrees and we enjoyed Scottsdale 85258 the cupcake-sized olive oil lemon cake (480) 240-4400 ($4), and a chocolate cake topped with www.iamaflowerchild.com


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When country singer Chris Young was 8, organizers for his hometown’s choir questioned his vocal skills but recruited him anyway because it was a member short. When he sang, though, it was magical. “They found out not only could I sing, but I loved it,” said Young during a recent interview. He parlayed that talent into a win on the USA Network show “Nashville Star” in 2006. Since then, he has been nominated for several country awards and won the Nationwide is On Your Side prize at the 2010 CMT Music Awards as well as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for “Voices” at the 2011 American Country Awards. “From the get go, I loved country music,” he said, adding he hoped to be successful. “I’m a big fan of Randy Travis. Anything he did I was definitely learning all the words and trying to

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imitate it. I think he’s one of those people who will be very revered for what he’s done and what he means to country music.” Young’s success is even bringing him across the pond. “I’m getting a chance to go over to Europe later on this year,” he said. “We’re going to knock out a bunch of places there. It’s gotten to a crazy point. We’re playing Scotland and it’s sold out. I’ve never even been to Scotland.” Young, who will perform with Thompson Square at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort on Friday, May 29, recently released a new single “I’m Comin’ Over.” “I think a lot of people have been in that situation,” said Young, who is just as well known for his philanthropic work. “I’ve written songs about the beginning of a relationship and the end. This is somewhere in the middle. It’s kind of this un-

definable, ‘Hey, we’re right in the middle of it. We’ve been on again, off again.’ “It’s about that moment of, ‘Hey, nothing else really matters right now and I’m coming over there to you. It’s definitely a sexy song. I think people are going to really, really dig it not only because of what the song says but the way that I wrote it.” Young, who is putting the Chris Young. finishing touches on his new album, said fans were ready for more music because his last collection, “A.M.,” was released about two years ago. Young said that fans can expect

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him to play “I’m Comin’ Over” at his Talking Stick show. “I just like to have fun on stage, whether me and my band are playing something slow, fast or in the middle. It’s all about entertaining people. There’s a lot for people to look forward to.”

Chris Young and Thompson Square perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale. Tickets are $62.48. For more information, call (480) 850-7734 or visit www.ticketmaster. com.

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Redneck Rockstars This modern country band from Scottsdale performs the biggest hits of today’s country music. meet your neighbor WHEN: Mondays from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. WHERE: Casino Arizona’s Arizona Room Patio Grill, 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 850-7777 or www.casinoarizona.com Tai Chi Class Enjoy this form of exercise at Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers. WHEN: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. WHERE: Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale COST: Free INO: (480) 855-2224 or www.ironwoodcrc.com Aeromyth: A Tribute to the Music of Aerosmith The band entertains for three nights, honoring Aerosmith a few weeks before the classic rock band comes to town. WHEN: Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: The Showroom at Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale COST: $15 INFO: (480) 850-7777 or www.casinoarizona.com The Great Rustica Race With a $1,000 cash grand prize up

for grabs, teams of two will embark on the Great Rustica Race, traveling around the Valley snapping selfies at each scavenger hunt location. WHEN: Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. WHERE: Starts at Crust Scottsdale, 6989 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale COST: $10 per team of two or more INFO: www.facebook.com/ CrustScottsdale or www.facebook. com/CrustNorthPhoenix Whitesnake will appear at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort on Friday, June 5.

Fan Halen brings its Van Halen tribute show to the Showroom at Casino Arizona on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30.

Fan Halen: A Tribute to the Music of Van Halen Fan Halen hits the stage playing hits like “Panama.” WHEN: Friday, May 29, through Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: The Showroom at Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale COST: $15 INFO: (480) 850-7777 or www.casinoarizona.com

Chris Young and Thompson Square The two country acts team up for a night by the pool. WHEN: Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m. WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: $62.48 INFO: (480) 850-7734 or www.ticketmaster.com

WHEN: The first Saturday of each month, including June 6 WHERE: Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 340-4013 or www.ironwoodcrc.com American Cancer Society: Look Good, Feel Better This group is for cancer patients. WHEN: Monday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 855-2224 or www.ironwoodcrc.com

Whitesnake The band, best known for the single “Here I Go Again,” comes to Scottsdale. WHEN: Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m. WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: $30 INFO: (480) 850-7734 or www.ticketmaster.com Cancer Caregiver Support Group This support group is for caregivers of people with cancer.

Robin Trower Known as the “King of the Strat,” Robin Trower brings his show to The Showroom. WHEN: Thursday, June 11, at 8 p.m.

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The Pool at Talking Stick Resort hosts Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick on Sunday, June 14.

WHERE: The Showroom at Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale COST: $25 to $65 INFO: (480) 850-7777 or www.casinoarizona.com Chair Yoga Class Help keep fit with this class. WHEN: Every other Friday (June 12 and June 26) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 340-4013 or www.ironwoodcrc.com Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick This double bill is sure to please classic rock fans.

WHEN: Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. WHERE: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale COST: $62.48 INFO: (480) 850-7734 or www.ticketmaster.com Father’s Day Breakfast Bring dad to the breakfast and help him celebrate the big day. Reservations are highly recommended. WHEN: Tuesday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. WHERE: Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 W. Via Linda, Scottdale COST: $5 residents; $7 nonresidents INFO: (480) 312-8510 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/seniors

Scottsdale Beer Palooza returns to WestWorld on June 20 The Scottsdale Beer Palooza will take place for its second year from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, indoors at WestWorld. More than 30 breweries such as Four Peaks, SanTan, O.H.S.O., Sleepy Dog, Oskar Blues, Mudshark, Prescott, New Belgium, Mike Hess, Stone, Nimbus, College Street and Odell will be poured. Attendees will be able to purchase all of the beer they tasted during the event at SBP’s Beer Store. Leave with six packs, growlers or single cans/bottles. Attendees can even check their personal growler in at the “growler valet” station. A beer-friendly menu of sausages, pizza, nachos, burgers and more will be prepared by Chef Michael DeMaria and his M Culinary Concepts. A special appearance by The Mustache Pretzel food truck will round out the offerings. Cornhole, badminton, arm wrestling, giant Connect 4, giant Jenga and May 15, 2015

a huge chalk drawing area will keep crowds entertained. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate and come with 20 4-ounce samples of beer. VIP tickets cost $50 and come with 25 4-ounce samples, as well as one hour earlier access to beat the lines. Both ticket levels include a collectible mini-mug. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 and include two nonalcoholic beverages. Besides air-conditioning, Scottsdale Beer Palooza is a place for beginners. Craft beer drinkers only account for 7.8 percent market share of the beerdrinking population. The remaining 92.2 percent are convertible consumers who are typically intimidated by the “beer nerds” at other more serious craft beer festivals. Scottsdale Beer Palooza is the gateway to craft beer for that 92.2 percent. WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 N. Pima Rd. For more information, visit www.scottsdalebeerpalooza.com. On the web at www.NearbyNews.com

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In the 20 years that Premier Kitchen and Bath has been in business, the owners and designers have seen many trends come and go. One thing that has remained consistent for the past two decades, said Kitchen and Bath Designer Kym Davis, is the company’s dedication to its customers. “We handle every aspect of kitchen and bathroom projects and do everything from floor to ceiling,” Davis said. The experienced and professional staff at Premier This includes installing Kitchen and Bath help in the planning, designing, cabinets, countertops and coordination and installation of every project, including complete kitchen remodels. tile back splashes, painting, When customers arrive at the Mesa drywall, remodeling showers and showroom, Davis said he or another more. “One hundred percent of our work one of the designers will ask about is residential, and our business is al- their home, lifestyle and budget. After creating a plan that is tailor most 100 percent remodeling,” Davis made for the clients and their needs, said. Although the team’s focus is on Davis said they get busy ordering the kitchens and baths, Davis said it can needed products. also work on other interior remodeling “Most everything with our customprojects like flooring and fireplaces. ers happens in our showroom, and we One of the things that helps to set walk them through the initials stages Premier Kitchen and Bath apart, Da- of the project,” he said. vis said, is the company handles a maDavis said that tile that looks like jority of its work, instead of offering it wood is popular with customers right to subcontractors. now, as are quartz countertops. “We order the products, we pro“Porcelain tiles have also overtaken cure the products and we install the natural stones in popularity; they look products,” Davis said. as real as natural stone but without From plumbers and electricians the maintenance,” he said. to kitchen counter installers and tile Thanks to LED lights, lighting opexperts, Davis said customers do not tions have expanded. have to worry about unfamiliar and Davis, who has worked in the induspossibly inexperienced people com- try for 34 years, said the ever-changing into their homes. ing trends are one of the main things “Doing the work ourselves allows he enjoys about his work. us to control who’s in the home, when “The best part is that it’s always difthey are in the home and ensure the ferent. Also, since every homeowner quality of the work,” Davis said. has different priorities, it’s fun to meet While most of their projects take and work with them.” place in the Valley, Davis said they Premier Kitchen and Bath is occasionally travel outside of the area located at 4856 E. Baseline Rd., Suite to towns like Heber, Show Low and 108 in Mesa. For more information, Prescott—usually to work with previ- call (480) 969-4700 or visit www. ous customers who have moved. premierkitchenandbath.com comm. spotlight

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Joan Pike, CRS, ABR Associate Broker

602.526.1426 • Joan@JoanPike.com Please visit www.JoanPike.com

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Beautifully updated home on a large private, corner lot! Cherry cabinets in the island kitchen, slab granite, SS appliances, built-in corner seating & kitchen window overlooking the pool! Family room w/vaulted ceilings & wood burning fireplace. Wood flooring iniving & dining room with french doors that open to a spacious outdoor sanctuary! The charming community of La Cuesta offers spacious lots, tennis courts & a perfect Scottsdale location! MLS 5277979 *More photos at www.JoanPike.com 3 bd, 2 ba, 2,100 sf, 2 car garage, $459,000

Adorable patio home — this one has an actual yard with a large grassy area! Mature trees and PRIVATE! One of the largest lots in the neighborhood. Bright, sunny great room floorplan with high ceilings & split bedrooms. Wood burning fireplace, plantation shutters & stainless appliances. Master bedroom has patio access, walk in closet, bath with dual sinks and tub/shower combo. Check out the community pool area! MLS 5277043 *More photos at www.JoanPike.com 2 bd, 2 ba, 1,012 sf, 2 car garage, $264,000

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Voted #1 on Heart of Scottsdale Tour! Backyard transformed into Entertainers Dream! Putting green, covered patio, ramada, paver patio, diving pool, raised planters for veggie gardens, lush landscaping. Kitchen w/oversized island, cherry cabinets, decorative moldings, pantry, beverage fridge, convection wall oven & granite counter tops. Family room with fireplace. Master suite has sitting room w/fireplace, two walk in closets, separate tub/shower & 2 sinks. Vaulted ceilings, split floorplan, dual pane windows & plantation shutters. Travertine tile, newer carpet & warm wood flooring! MLS 5250628 *More photos at www.JoanPike.com 3 bd, 2 ba, 2404 sf, 2 car garage, $569,000

Inviting McCormick Ranch single level home. Amazing curb appeal, newer smooth stucco exterior, lush grassy front yard, & charming courtyard at the entry. Warm wood flooring throughout living areas, lots of recessed lighting & updated fixtures. Formal living/dining area with 2-way fireplace. Kitchen is open to the family room. Expansive master bedroom with private patio, walk in closet, dual sinks & shower/tub. Diving pool with board & slide! Large grass play area & palm trees that frame the lot. MLS 5246473 *More photos at www.JoanPike.com 3 bd, 3 ba, 2,477 sf, 2 car garage, $599,000

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