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Contributing to a Scottsdale Unified School District school has never been easier and its benefits never more simply put. “Donate to a school, the one you think is cool, get every penny back, you can’t beat that, so donate, to SUSD tax credit,” the jingle on the SUSD website proclaims. Just as the jingle said, donors can have their contributions matched dollar for dollar and returned to them for up to $200 for individual filers and up to $400 for married filers. That money comes back in the form of an Arizona State tax credit. Contributions can be made online at the SUSD website or paid by cash or check delivered to 3811 N. 44th St. Phoenix, AZ 85018. The deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 31. Recently, the online payment system has offered even more options. Starting in 2013, SUSD started offering a program where contributors could have contributions automatically sent at regular intervals, instead of making one lump payment. SUSD Chief Finance Officer Daniel O’Brien said this new feature helped increase contributions. “From 2012 to 2013, we are up and we are up a considerable amount,” O’Brien said. According to the SUSD records, districtwide contributions increased from $2,863,604.76 in 2012 to $2,941,921.46 in 2013 for a total increase of $78,316.70. As of Oct. 31, the district has collected $1,383,613, however, O’Brien said, it expects to finish above its previous totals by the end of the year. While these records reflect districtwide totals, the contributions actually go directly to specific schools. Within the schools, contributors can choose to give money to general funds or for specific functions that Copper Ridge School Principal Michelle Otstot calls “buckets.” “The money can go into our general account, where we can use that money classifieds

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for extracurricular activities or field trips, or parents can also donate to specific buckets, where parents can donate to specific activities” Otstot said. These contributions are important for district schools and according to Otstot, without them certain activities would either cease to exist or parents would have to pay for them out of pocket. “I would say about $25,000 of the contributions are spent on field trips,” Otstot said. “If we didn’t have the tax credits, we couldn’t fund the field trips.” The importance of these funds is not a situation unique to Copper Ridge School. Arcadia High School principal Nathan Slater gave a similar statement about the importance of these contributions. “These funds are crucial to the survival of programs and the actual execution of them,” Slater said. Slater added that contributions can go to school sports programs and athletic fees. Slater said that this contribution destination is often forgotten. “One thing I think people don’t understand is that contributions can go to athletics as well,” Slater said, “You could come in and say ‘I want to pay my son or daughter’s participation fee as a tax credit.’” Because these funds are so important to schools, there are ongoing efforts to make sure community members know about the opportunity to contribute. Both Otstot and Slater are constantly reaching out to the community to explain the tax credit system. “Really it’s an education drive, so the public can understand the significance of these tax funds, the impact it has on these schools and ultimately that it really is not a cost to them,” Slater said. “These are tax dollars that you’re going to pay anyway and it’s better to have those funds in the school.” For more information about contributing to SUSD, visit www.susd. Gridiron

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Story by Tim J. Randall | Photos courtesy Sean McGovern Sean McGovern, father of 8-year- tion and focus, and so enjoyed practicold Gracie McGovern, knew there was ing and playing,” he said. something amazing about his daughWhat came next though was unfathter when, as a 2-year-old, she sat next omable for the youngster. to him and watched historic videos of “‘Dad, I want to compete,’” Gracie nine-time major champion Ben Ho- told her father. gan. Having never actually played nine “She just has a love of the game and full holes of golf, the undaunted youngher play has been ster ventured to amazing since she Talking Stick Golf started swinging a Resort to compete club at age 4,” he at 5 1/2 years old said. in a Phoenix U.S. With Hogan’s Kids Junior Golf swing on her tournament. mind, and her “We went to the dad a passionate course and Gracie golfer at her side, did not have a colGracie started at lared shirt on, and the driving range Gracie McGovern, 8, proudly displays her trophy some of the other and found the se- at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. competitors were cret of the swing in the dirt. Playing out of shape about that,” Sean said. out of McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Perhaps that was a little extra motiGracie quickly picked up the game and vation as Gracie simply destroyed the her father realized her potential. field of age 6 and younger girls, win“She just had incredible coordina- ning by 14 shots.

Gracie, who attends Kiva Elementa- the home of American golf, Pinehurst, ry School, hasn’t looked back since. In North Carolina, at the U.S. Kids Golf the two years since her debut, she has World Championships. Playing at Mid won two U.S. Kids Player of the Year Pines Golf Club, Gracie battled fierce competition and awards and a the weather to Texas Open title, claim her second and has never junior world golf lost a tournamajor championment in Arizona. ship in consecuThat is a record tive weeks. that would make “She went out her two golfand beat the best ing idols Tom in the world and Watson and Mo claimed the numMartin stand up ber one ranking,” and take notice. Gracie McGovern, 8, was victorious at U.S. Sean said. “We “Gracie wants to were both so hapmeet Tom Wat- Kids Golf World Championship. py and I was so proud.” son, she loves his game,” Sean said. Gracie and her dad, a single father, Gracie’s summer was victorious as well. Starting in Las Vegas in July at love to spend time together playthe World Masters of Junior Golf, she ing and watching golf. “If I had been stormed to victory in her age 7 and 8 an avid bass fisherman, she probably would have taken to that, but golf was division. “Gracie really wanted to prove to what I loved and now she loves it too,” herself that she could compete and Sean said. Gracie makes no secret of her ultiwin against the very best in the world,” mate goals in golf. “I want to be the Sean said. That she did with a follow-up bra- best player in the world and win mulvado performance the next week in tiple U.S. Women’s Opens,” she said.

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When the River Trading Post expanded to Scottsdale in 2002, Kathi Ouellet moved to Arizona to run the shop.

Gallery Manager Dedicates Life to Passion By Tyler Prime After studying business and spending years in the insurance industry, Kathi Ouellet reconsidered her life goals after a battle with illness nearly took her life. “I didn’t think I was going to make it,” Ouellet said. “When I figured out I was going to make it, I sort of went back to, ‘What do I love? What do I want to do with my life?’” Ouellet decided that she would pursue her passion of Native American art. When she was a child, Ouellet and her family vacationed around the country. On one particular trip, Ouellet participated in an archeological dig in Mesa Verde. “I spent the afternoons putting together pottery shards, putting these puzzles together, and I’ve been hooked ever since on Indian art,” she said. Ouellet returned to her childhood passion and eventually met Joe Zeller, a fellow Native American art enthusiast. He was in the process of opening a Native American art shop, The River Trading Post. With Ouellet’s help, Zeller opened the first location in Dundee, Illinois, in 2000. When the River Trading Post expanded to Scottsdale in 2002, Ouellet moved to Arizona, where Zeller said she was an obvious choice to run the shop. “She is one of the most knowledgeable pottery people anywhere and she just fit in perfectly,” Zeller said. After originally opening in a house

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on First Avenue in Scottsdale, the shop moved into its current home at 7033 E. Main St. Ouellet played a large role in designing the building. She said that she wanted her shop to have a warm and welcoming feeling. “We needed a way to showcase the artwork, so that you would see it the way you would see it in your own home,” she said. Ouellet also extends that warm and welcoming passion to the artists whose works are displayed in her shop. “They’re like family to her,” said Susan Green, a co-worker of Ouellet’s. Ouellet, who always is concerned with the fair treatment of artists, gives artists who work with the store a huge perk. “When they sell something during one of those art walks to a customer who walks through our doors, they get 100 percent of the proceeds,” she said. Zeller said that Ouellet works hard to help artists succeed and get recognized. “She’s taken a lot of really young artists, that were not known at all, and has taken those people under her wing,” Zeller said. “She’s done that with so many artists, it’s unbelievable.” The River Trading Post is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except for Thursdays, when it is open until 9 p.m. The store is closed on Sundays. For more information, call (480) 444-0001 or visit

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BASIS Scottsdale senior Anvita Gupta has been named a National Finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. Gupta won the individual category and a $3,000 scholarship for her project, titled “A Novel Method of Targeting Intrinsically Disordered Proteins for Drug Discovery: Application to Cancer and Tuberculosis.” She was scheduled to compete in Washington D.C., Dec. 5 through Dec. 9 where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including the two top prizes of $100,000.

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The North Scottsdale Business Connections Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections adopted the family of Cpl. Yancy Green, a Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is part of the Wounded Warrior Project. The organization presented a $300 Visa gift card to Green and his wife, Tiffany.

Just in time to kick off the holiday gifting season, Sprinkles Cupcakes has launched a Cupcake ATM at its 4501 N. Scottsdale Rd. store across from Scottsdale Fashion Square. The ATM will dispense freshly baked cupcakes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Founder of Sprinkles, Candace Nelson, explains how the machine works in this YouTube video: watch?v=mgzxHNq8Bek.

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By Gavin Maxwell As one of Arizona’s most recognized fundraisers, Kathy Kramer brings energy, experience and a passion for nonprofits to the Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation of Greater Scottsdale as she steps up to become its new executive director. Kramer has worked in an array of different industries ranging from outer-space observatories to breakthrough medical institutes. She admitted she has come a long way since she gradu- Katy Kramer brings energy, experience and passion to ated from Northern Arizona Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation of Greater Scottsdale. University as a journalism major. given, visiting the clubs and seeing the “When I graduated, my first job was kids.” at the American Red Cross,” Kramer As executive director of the Boys said. “I was the administrative assis- & Girls Clubs Foundation of Greater tant in the financial development and Scottsdale, Kramer works with existpublic relations department.” ing donors and seeks out new ones. She yearned to work in PR, “Basically it’s relationship building,” taking charge of events like press she said. “That’s how major gift proconferences. However, her employers grams work. You find out why somehad different plans for her, tasking her body has given to the club over a periwith fundraising. That’s where her od of years, what’s of interest to them, career took off. and is there something they would like “They sent me to a couple of classes to do in the future. It’s listening to see and I joined the Association of Fund- if they really want to fund something raising Professionals,” she said. that we have a need for.” As she joined new companies, While large donations are always Kramer remained dedicated to the or- great, Kramer also acknowledged the ganization. She founded a new chap- importance the smaller ones. ter of the Association of Fundraising “The idea is to just make sure that Professionals in Northern Arizona you’re building relationships with and also served as the president of the people and thanking them for the gifts Greater Arizona Chapter. She has re- that they make, even if they aren’t ceived the organization’s Fundraising large. It all counts,” she said. Executive of the Year award twice. Backing up Kramer is Antoinette After leaving the Red Cross, Kram- Delaney, a nine-year employee. She er garnered an impressive fundrais- has faith in Kramer’s talent. ing portfolio. She raised monies for “With Kathy coming on board, I universities, AIDS Project Los Ange- think she’s really going to take the les and the Lowell Observatory, and lead,” Delaney said. spent a bit of time working on hospital Another supporter of Kramer’s is philanthropy for organizations such her professional colleague and longas Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological time friend, Robert Hopkins. He’s Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital. known Kramer for 10 years and has “I’ve done basically every job in this worked closely with her at organizaprofession that there is to be had,” tions such as St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kramer said. Naming a few of Kramer’s strengths, Now, she is enjoying her new po- Hopkins said, “She brings a grounded sition with the Boys & Girls Club. “I leadership style with her. There’s no love it,” she said with a grin. “I love go- B.S. and I find that people have posiing out and visiting people who have tively responded to that.”


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When other parts of the country hunker down for the winter, Arizona farmers keep harvesting. The state is an important source of fresh market vegetables in the winter months and everything from cantaloupe to kale is harvested in December. According to the Arizona Department of Agriculture, the state’s production of fresh market vegetables ranks third in the country. In Scottsdale, health care and technology are bigger industries, but agriculture and ranching were once an important part of the economy.

Top: The Schultz family operated the Loomis Ranch at the 8200 block of Thomas Road. Young family members stand in front of work horses in this photo from 1918. Left: In this photo from 1918, cowboys at DC Ranch carry out their seasonal branding. Cattle spent summers in the mountains before wintering in the ranch’s pastures.

Right: The Ingleside Inn, the Scottsdale area’s first luxury resort, boasted one of the Valley’s first orange groves. Each of the boxes on this horse-drawn wagon contains roughly 50 pounds of oranges. Photo circa 1918.

The cotton harvest occurs around November in Arizona. This photo from the 1920s shows bales of cotton in front of a cotton gin. Camelback Mountain is in the background.

Farmers thresh grain using real horsepower in this undated photo. Camelback Mountain can be seen in the distance.

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D-backs Baseball Academy Continues Through January

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Growing up in Georgia, Robby Hammock didn’t have the opportunity to train with major league players to help perfect his baseball skills. Despite that, he made it to the big leagues—serving as an Arizona Diamondbacks catcher—and is now a member of the D-backs Baseball Academy. Presented by Phoenix Children’s Hospital and supported by UnitedHealthcare, the academy is an elite player development hitting program for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick weekly through January. “It’s always a good time to pass on knowledge of the game and work with young kids,” said Hammock, the manager of the Visalia Rawhide, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ class A affiliate in the California League. The program features 60-minute sessions in the D-backs’ batting cages with personalized hitting instruction from D-backs’ staff members such as Mark Grace (D-backs’ assistant hitting

Barrett-Jackson will host concerts by country music artists Rodney Atkins and Thompson Square as a part of auction week in Scottsdale Saturday, Jan. 10, through Sunday, Jan. 18, at WestWorld. Rodney Atkins will kick off the auction week during Family Value Day at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Thompson Square will take center stage at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. “Barrett-Jackson and country music are both a part of the cultural fabric of America,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This is the first time in our company’s history that we’ve organized concerts of this scale and featured some of the most popular country artists.” Atkins, an ACM Top New Male Vocalist, is a singer-songwriter whose chart-topping hits include “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “These Are My People” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows).” His fourth studio album, “Take A Back Road,” yielded Atkins’

coach), J.R. House (Hillsboro manager), Chris Cron (minor league hitting coordinator), Luis Urieta (Arizona League manager) and Javier Colina (Arizona League hitting coach). The hour-long sessions are offered from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through January, with some schedule modifications during the holidays. Interested participants can choose between one session for $50, seven sessions for $300, or 15 sessions for $600 and includes a free ticket to a D-backs 2015 home game. To sign up for the program, call (800) 821-7152 or visit academy. Hammock, best known for catching Randy Johnson’s perfect game on May 18, 2004, said he believes that children should be taught based on their individual abilities. “I don’t try to teach one way. I look at how they swing, what kind of player they are, what kind of hitter they are and I try to maximize what they can do.”

fastest-rising single with the title track. He is working on a new album for longtime label Curb Records. Thompson Square is a husband/wife duo comprised of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. They made music history by earning awards from the ACM and CMA for Vocal Duo of the Year in 2012. Thompson Square was awarded its second consecutive ACM Award for Vocal Duo of the Year in April 2013. With two No. 1 singles, five Top 15 hits, seven awards and more than 25 nominations (including two Grammys as well as American Music Award and Teen Choice Award nods), Thompson Square is one of the hottest country music acts. Tickets are available at, or at the gate at WestWorld. Ticket prices for each concert are $20 to $39. Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will be broadcast on cable channels Velocity and Discovery during 36 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage.

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By Kimberly Hosey “Why aren’t there more kids here?” It was my son’s first question after we had taken in our first classical concert (preceded by effusive praise and followed, immediately, by “Can we go again?” and “Do you think I could do that some day?”). The Chandler Symphony Orchestra, comprised of professionally trained volunteer musicians, brings free classical concerts to the general public in Chandler. We caught its November concert, “Le Grande Voyage,” a musical tour of Europe. My son, who plays the

clarinet in his school’s band, watched in slack-jawed admiration as the clarinet and bassoon soloists played Richard Strauss’ “Duet Concertino.” It was one of those special parenting moments. He was right, though. The theater was packed, the orchestra phenomenal and the audience rapt—but the average age was quite a bit higher than my own, never mind his 12 years. Still, we saw a few gaggles of kids—talking excitedly at intermission, moving along to the music, greeting musicians

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after the performance—and in every case, they were just as thrilled as their adult counterparts. Why weren’t there more kids? The ones who did come loved it. I only wish I’d taken my own son sooner. Part of the greatness in performing arts is the universal appeal they offer, and kids are no exception. From clarinet solos to Clara and her nutcracker prince, from dancing to dramas, performances are popping up all around us this season. Here are a few of our favorites. Take your family out for a bit of artistic enrichment— or just treat yourself! Call or visit box office websites to confirm specific times and dates on each performance. And check out all venues for other upcoming performances or collaborations.

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1. Robert Dixon, Lindsey Marley and Daphne Weaver celebrate after the race. 2. Trishhearsay and Rick Stuart meet were excited to have escaped. 3. Team AZA United members your neighbor helped each other up the ramp. 4. Three competitors share a “cell” before the race. 5. Racers had to scale a wall before the final obstacle. 6. Competitors were required to climb a rope ladder between shipping crates as one of the obstacles. 7. Team AZA United were pumped to start the race once they had been “chained” together. 8. Riley Stuart gets a boost from his team. 9. Ashley Aldridge smiles her way through the rope bridge. 10. A group of runners celebrate after finishing the race. 11. Runners back who looking competed with friends were “chained” together at the start of the race.








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Shaved Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette They say never look back, so onward to 2015. But just this once, I’m looking back to holiday dishes, because there was one side salad I was introduced to that is just too good to leave behind. It’s going to be my go-to salad this year for a tasty and healthful plate of goodness and I think you’re going to love it too. It’s a shaved salad with bursts of sweetness from cranberries or raisins, the perfect amount of crunch from toasted almonds, and a phenomenal Dijon dressing punched up with horseradish. The combination leaves your taste buds wanting to come back for more and more and more. The original recipe was given to me by Chef Ryan Clark, the executive chef of Agustin Kitchen in Tucson. Clark, a three-time “Iron Chef ” winner, two-time World Margarita Champion and author of “Modern Southwest Cooking,” prepared this salad for a cooking demonstration recently and the dish absolutely wowed the crowd. He made it with shaved Brussels sprouts and I have since cre-

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ated variations with green cabbage or Napa cabbage and substituting raisins for the dried cranberries to change it up a bit. The tangy vinaigrette is the perfect complement to balance the sweetness from the raisins and dates. It introduced me to grape seed oil, and now it’s one of my favorite cooking and finishing oils. Now, this recipe is designed for a party-sized bowl of salad. You can cut the recipe in half for a smaller amount, but I’ve kept the original amounts because one of the best things about this particular salad is that you can make it ahead, and it keeps in the refrigerator for days. Unlike a regular salad tossed in dressing, this one stays crunchy, firm and flavorful. I love this recipe so much that I now keep plenty of chopped dates, raisins and slivered almonds on hand to fulfill my craving for this salad anytime I want. Plus, it’s a great way to eat well in the New Year. Here’s to your good health in 2015!

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Martin Osete was inspired to open True Juice in Scottsdale after discovering first-hand how fresh, raw juices can affect the body positively. “I had gotten myself into a 250-pound body with a 38-inch waist, and I was really unhealthy,” he said. During a trip to Tree of Life Healing Center Osete (left, pictured with a friend) opened in Patagonia, he discov- Martin True Juice earlier this year. Osete has seen dramatic ered the benefits of raw improvement in his weight and health since adding raw juice. Since incorporat- juice to his diet. ing fresh juice into his life, Osete has eat what he refers to as a “responsible lost weight and his health has drasti- dinner.” “In the fast-paced world that we live cally improved. “It basically brought me to a path in, it can be hard to get good nutrition to understand how important it is to into the diet,” Osete said. The Juice to Dinner program helps incorporate all of the micronutrients people get the well-balanced nutrients and enzymes into the daily diet.” Osete and co-owner Sean McBride that they need to thrive first thing in opened True Juice in July. They fea- the morning. “People can function perfectly well ture a line of 10 products: six smoothand have a lot of energy while on this ies and four cold-pressed juices. “Of our six protein smoothies, three program, and they don’t have to spend of them are low-glycemic, so people time planning their daily menu.” Unlike some other juice companies with blood sugar issues can choose those,” Osete said. “They are made that might use a process called highwith low-glycemic fruits like straw- pressure pasteurization (HPP) to exberries, blueberries, raspberries and tend the product’s shelf life, Osete said he and McBride make their green juices blackberries.” Each smoothie contains 20 grams of cold-pressed and unpasteurized. This helps to ensure that people are getting protein in each 16-ounce bottle. “The protein we use is a vegan pea all of the live enzymes and micronutriprotein, so our smoothies contain no ents from each and every bottle. Although True Juice has not been animal products,” Osete stated. “We try to keep everything all plant-based open that long, Osete said he and Mcand with no dairy, so we use almond Bride are getting steadily busier, and are seeing many regular customers. milk instead.” The other three smoothies also con- They also offer in-home and in-office tain pea protein, but are made with delivery anywhere in the Valley. “Every day we get new customers, other fruits like bananas and dates. In addition to selling individual and we have plenty of returning cusbottles of juice, Osete and McBride tomers who know our products are the also feature a program they created best, because we buy the highest qualcalled “Juice to Dinner,” which allows ity of ingredients,” Osete said. True Juice is located at 16622 N. 91st people to purchase all of the juices and smoothies they need to last them St., Suite 105, in Scottsdale. For more from morning until late afternoon. information, call (480) 428-3488 or visAt that time, Osete said, they should it on the town


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