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The Health and Wellness ISSUE


Competition’ Barre3 brings people together to move their bodies

COVID Care HonorHealth is investigating treatments

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22 COVID Care

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26 Community Over Competition

Barre3 brings people together to move their bodies


28 The Stress is 'Unprecedented'


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Commercial Properties Inc./CORFAC International recently announced the investment sale of Mesquite Corporate Center, a 79,537-square-foot, two-story, Class A office building in Scottsdale. The Ron Schooler and Ken Elmer Team from CPI’s Scottsdale office represented the buyer, Valwood Mesquite LLC. “Our buyer was seeking opportunities to place capital in the Scottsdale marketplace, and through our diligent process we were able to identify this off-market opportunity,” Elmer says. Located in Kierland, just south of Greenway Parkway and west of Scottsdale Road at 14646 N. Kierland Boulevard, this Class A office building overlooks the Westin Kierland Golf Club course; is within walking distance to multiple upscale restaurants and retail amenities at Kierland Commons; and is just minutes from the Scottsdale Quarter, an openair shopping center, and Scottsdale Airpark. Valwood Mesquite LLC purchased the building for $19.5 million, or $244.80 per square foot.

Through its WaFd Bank Foundation, WaFd Bank Arizona’s 31 branches were able to come together and donate $40,000 to Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), based in Phoenix, and the Primavera Foundation, based in Tucson, in recent weeks to help them continue their critical operations amid COVID-19. “Our purpose through the foundation is to facilitate direct giving to community-based nonprofits serving low- and moderate-income individuals’ needs,” says Mike Brown, the Scottsdale-based WaFd Bank Arizona president. “Over the past few years, we’ve been very proud to invest over $250,000 in direct giving across Arizona through it.” CASS’ mission is to prevent and end homelessness among individuals and families while advancing compassionate community solutions. Serving the entire Phoenix metropolitan area, CASS is a regional solution to homelessness, working to fill service gaps and help thousands of people to transform their lives and get a roof over their head, a job and a chance at a new life.

“CASS is the largest and longest-serving homeless emergency shelter provider in Arizona. Both its adult and family shelters operate at full capacity 24/7, 365 days of the year,” Brown says. “And since 1983, the Primavera Foundation has provided tangible pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing; workforce development; and neighborhood revitalization.” According to Brown, each year its programs impact more than 8,200 individuals and families across Southern Arizona. Through partnerships with volunteers, donors, neighborhoods, community-based organizations, businesses and public entities, Primavera offers four vital areas of support: survival, stability, security and sustainability. “Primavera’s participants strengthen their skills; obtain steady employment; find safe, affordable places to call home; set and achieve realistic goals; build sustainable financial futures; advocate for their rights; and connect with their communities in meaningful, value-added ways,” Brown says. …continues on page 8


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Alkaline88 teams with KEHE, names operations director KEHE and CA Fortune will carry Alkaline Water Company’s eco-friendly, 500-ml aluminum bottles across a majority of their warehouses. “As a trusted lifestyle brand focused on the health and wellness-oriented consumer, Alkaline88 continues to see strong momentum across all product categories,” says Richard A. Wright, The Alkaline Water Company’s president and CEO. “Specifically, our recent investments in the new single-serve product category are driving this growth. As we continue to scale, our brand loyalists today have more choices to purchase their favorite bulk alkaline water brand.” In other news, the company hired Nicholas Salimbene as operations director. “Nick is a seasoned supply chain veteran who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our growing team. With over a decade of direct bottled water industry expertise, he spent the majority of his career at Primo Water, which was recently acquired

by COTT Corporation for $775 million,” Wright says. “Nick will manage all operational aspects of our flagship brand, Alkaline88, and our A88 Infused line. Since 2012, our flagship brand has enjoyed stellar organic growth, and we are excited about the opportunities ahead of us.” Reporting to the CEO, Salimbene will oversee and manage all co-packing facilities and implement policies, processes and procedures to drive continuous operational efficiencies. He will also support manufacturing innovation efforts and new product rollouts for the company. “I am excited about my new role as director of operations, and I look forward to helping advance our growth initiatives,” Salimbene says. “Alkaline88 is an established national brand, and this is an outstanding opportunity to build on the company’s excellent performance and continue to serve our loyal customer base that loves our products.”

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AIRPARK BusinessNews Barrett-Jackson kicks off ‘Road to 50’ Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will kick off its “Road to 50” leading to its January 50th anniversary with its online-only July auction, which begins Monday, July 6, with a finely curated selection of premium collector vehicles. The online-only auction will include a Shadow Black 2018 Ford GT with alloy racing stripes, which will be the first time a 2018 model will be offered at auction. Bidding in the collector car and automobilia auctions will open on July 6, ending on July 9 for the 250-plus automobilia items and on July 10 for the collector vehicles. “I couldn’t be more appreciative of the response from our consignors and bidders for our most recent online only auction in May,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re building on that excitement with our online-only July auction. As part of our ‘Road to 50’ celebration, it will feature an incredible docket of more than 50 thoughtfully selected vehicles that exemplify the diversity for which our dockets are known. We’re especially excited to be entrusted with the world’s first auction of a coveted 2018 Ford GT supercar.” The immaculate Shadow Black 2018 Ford GT with Dark Energy interior theme has less than 853 actual miles and comes

with the GT ordering kit, original transport seat and steering wheel covers, owner’s manuals, battery tender with original box, transmission tool, locking lug nuts, fuel filler and a Ford GT car cover. Among the other vehicles hand picked by the Barrett-Jackson team for the online auction is a custom 1968 Dodge Charger. This beautiful Resto-Mod show car was professionally frame-off restored and custom built with modern technology. It debuted at SEMA and has less than 500 miles since completion. From concept to reality, the car took over 14 years to design, engineer and build. Also included on the docket is “Shop Truck,” a 1954 Chevy 3100 five-window Resto-Mod that took years to build. It sits on a handmade custom frame with a Mustang front end, four-link suspension and narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end. “It’s gratifying to look in the rearview mirror and see how much this hobby has grown over the last 50 years,” Jackson says. “We’re proud to live up to our heritage of building diverse dockets that appeal to collectors of every level. The collector car community has truly rallied together over the last few months, and we look forward to carrying that excitement into our online auction in July and on into 2021 as we celebrate our 50th year

in business.” Barrett-Jackson’s online-only July auction also includes automobilia, featuring over 250 authentic automotive memorabilia pieces, the majority sold with no reserve. Among the most anticipated pieces up for sale is a magnificent 1928 Standard Oil Gold Crown visible gas pump, as well as a highly desirable 1950s Coca-Cola Vendo Model 81 coin-operated soda machine restored beyond original and a 1950s Pontiac Automobiles chieftain head single-sided die-cut porcelain dealership sign. The online-only July auction will give bidders and sellers alike secure online transactions and an infrastructure that boasts 99% uptime. Barrett-Jackson’s online auction connects sellers with pre-screened bidders who are vetted using bank-level risk mitigation tools. Consignors will have the advantage of being associated with Barrett-Jackson’s trusted international brand, the visibility offered on extensive marketing and advertising platforms, and exposure to the company’s extensive database of car collectors around the world. Barrett-Jackson’s online auctions will be offered in addition to the company’s annual live auction events. Info:

FirstBank thanks Family Promise for helping the homeless FirstBank delivered over 75 meals to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix. Meals went to the nonprofit’s staff and the families it serves to show appreciation for going above and beyond to fulfill its mission during the coronavirus pandemic. FirstBank hired Short Leash Hot Dogs to bring its food truck to Family Promise’s two Scottsdale facilities on June 3 and June 4. “We want to show our appreciation to nonprofits and essential workers, who are doing so much for our communities during the coronavirus pandemic,” says Bryce Lloyd, Phoenix market president for FirstBank. “No parent should have to wonder how they’ll provide the next meal for their child, which is why we sponsored lunches for the families and staff at Family Promise. The employees have also overcome tremendous hurdles to

continue keeping the promise.” Before the coronavirus pandemic, Family Promise relied on its network of volunteer churches and synagogues to shelter and feed first-time homeless families, while they assisted these families on their journey back to self-sufficiency. Family Promise had to abandon its community-based model to protect its volunteers and families from the potential spread of the virus. Family Promise is sheltering more than a dozen families at its day center in South Scottsdale and relies on volunteers to provide meals. “With our community-based model upended, we are so grateful when businesses like FirstBank step up to ensure our families get their basic needs met,” says Ted Taylor, executive director at Family Promise. “By bringing Short Leash Hot Dogs to our facility, FirstBank has brought joy to many children and

their parents during such a scary and uncertain time.” FirstBank is actively supporting its customers, communities and employees during this time. Last month, FirstBank surprised essential employees at several Fry’s Food Stores throughout Arizona to thank them for their work during the pandemic. FirstBank also launched a comprehensive effort to help those impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The bank implemented a customer assistance program, support local business initiative, increased compensation for on-site employees, and boosted Arizona Gives Day and its newly created Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund. FirstBank has been the presenting sponsor of Arizona Gives Day since its inception in 2013, helping raise a record $6.1 million for nonprofits during this year’s campaign. Info: …continues on page 10



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Gregory Talcott joins investment firm, Caliber Real estate investment capital specialist Gregory Talcott recently accepted a senior-level position with Arizona-based real estate investment firm Caliber. The industry veteran and Arizona resident comes to Caliber as its senior vice president, private client, after a two-year stint with Scottsdale-based competitor Virtua Partners, where last year he raised more than $100 million in capital investment from high net worth individuals, registered investment advisers and institutional entities. “We are pleased to have Greg join the team and build upon our solid foundation,” Caliber CEO Chris Loeffler says. “His skill set and attention to detail is well suited to our processes and commitment to growth, as Caliber recently launched its own Regulation A fund.” Talcott delivers a high level of trust among customers past and present, having managed assets and serving as a fiduciary for select private wealth clients at Scottrade-TD Ameritrade,

Basilica Wealth Management and Charles Schwab in Arizona, the Pacific Northwest and other key markets for more than 15 years since 2000. During his time at Schwab, he led a team that managed more than $2.5 billion in assets that provided portfolio management and financial planning designed for a particular client suitability. Talcott holds Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 securities licenses, which includes Arizona. “Caliber operates in the same midmarket space that I’m accustomed to for new or existing multifamily, residential, Class A office, commercial and hospitality, so we are a good fit,” Talcott says. “I have also raised investment for Qualified Opportunity Zone projects, which Caliber is active with as well.” “So along with raising funds for Caliber, QOZ funds will clearly be another priority and opportunity for growth,” he says. Info:


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Axon added Adriane Brown to its board of directors. Brown is a seasoned leader and independent board director who brings more than three decades of global business leadership and entrepreneurship to Axon. “Adriane’s contribution to our board of directors will be invaluable,” says Rick Smith, Axon CEO and founder. “Adriane has a history of stellar leadership at major innovative companies across industries that include aerospace, automotive and technology. We welcome her guidance on how to continue to expand our business globally and work towards our mission of protecting life.” She says she’s drawn to companies with bold ideas, like Axon.

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Cloud Cover Cancer inspires couple to help doctors go digital


By Alison Bailin Batz ecessity is the mother of invention. A mother who knows this all too well is North Va l l e y r e s i d e n t M a r y

Purkiss. Rewind to the year 2000. At the time, Mary and husband Ed Purkiss were parents to three children under age 10 and enjoying running a successful business together. “We had a group of call centers at the time,” Mary says. “We had over 500 employees and it was approaching the holiday season, so we planned a big company party to fete the entire team. The mood was joyous, at least at the start of the evening.” It was that night, as the Purkisses rushed to get ready after prepping the big party, that Ed noticed a lump in Mary’s breast, quite by accident. “We figured it was nothing. Obviously only in her 30s she was far too young for it to be anything bad, but I urged her to get it checked out just in case,” Ed says. A few weeks later, the couple sat in a doctor’s office thunderstruck. “I had breast cancer and they needed to schedule a full mastectomy and begin treatment immediately,” Mary says. The family battled the disease with Mary for years. She had six surgeries during that time. They made the decision in the midst of the battle to sell their business to focus on their children and healing. “Far too much of all of our lives revolved around doctors’ offices at that time. It was in those doctors’ offices Mary and I noticed something very odd,” Ed says. “We were mystified on a weekly basis at how busy the specialists and doctors were dealing with the business

Ed and Mary Purkiss turned lemons into lemonade after her cancer diagnosis. (Photo courtesy Ed and Mary Purkiss)

of cancer—and its technologies—and how it took precious time from patient care.” Because they had experience running a business and were comfortable with rapidly changing technology, the Purkisses ended up as paid consultants to radiation oncology practices, eventually handling their doctors’ technology and electronic medical records needs as well. “We quite literally fell into this consulting role over and over, helping because as patients we felt doctors get into this business to save lives and understand medicine and science, not to deal with office technology and filing systems,” Ed says.


With Mary’s cancer in remission, the Purkisses continued to study the issues that doctors faced with cloud, online storage and other technology issues. By 2008, they founded Iron Medical Systems. “That first year, the business was primarily a cloud infrastructure for the radiation and medical oncology arena, but then we realized that a managed cloud solution, able to store, share and protect critical applications, as well as patient data, was something that was needed across most medical disciplines,” she says. …continues on page 14

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…continued from page 12 So in 2009, the couple launched its Managed Medical Cloud, which enables software companies that don’t have the resources or time to develop their own the ability to offer a private-labeled cloud solution to their customers. In those first few years, the Purkisses worked from their home and had three clinics as clients, becoming friends as well as colleagues with many of the doctors at the various practices, including Dr. Coral Quiet, who—thanks to her cutting-edge research in breast cancer treatment—is a national celebrity in Arizona. “I was so happy to be in remission, but the memories from the years of treatment stuck with me. So despite in the midst of getting our business up and running, when Coral told me about the nonprofit she was heading, I jumped at the opportunity to help,” Mary says. The nonprofit was called Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH), and its mission was to provide a free second opinion service for women and their

Mary Purkiss is a proud cancer survivor. (Photo courtesy Ed and Mary Purkiss)

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families recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Mary served on the board of directors and headed most of the organization’s major fundraising endeavors for nearly a decade, notably the Breast of Scottsdale, a pinkthemed party held for years to raise critical funds for the organization. By 2015, the Purkisses went from counting their doctors’ appointments to counting their blessings as Iron Medical Systems counted customers from across North America until it became the largest infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider in the radiation oncology field, at the same time helping hundreds of women gain access to free second opinions on their breast cancer diagnosis. “A lot of what we


did dealt with technology and storing information. As a natural extension, I was heavily involved in how technology communicates information as well,” Ed says. “So much so, we decided to open another business to expand what we could do for all people, beyond the medical community.” The business, launched in 2018, is called SMS Gorilla, and it focused on effective text message and marketing campaigns for businesses of every shape and size. “The term ‘text message’ comes with multiple acronyms, with two of the most popular being SMS and MMS. SMS— short message service—is limited to 160 characters and what many consider the text message, while MMS—multimedia message service—does not have a character limit but is restricted by the amount of data available,” Ed says. “Given their limited use of data and direct nature, SMS can work for almost anyone, even small mom and pops like us.” From making technology easier for doctors to making it easier for all of us to access, the Purkisses are looking to their future with optimism and hope. “And empty nest syndrome,” says Mary, noting their children are now all full-grown adults. “Our businesses are our legacy to them and hopefully to our many grandchildren one day.” 




Heidi’s Village wants to be a special sanctuary for animals.

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Specialty animal shelter opens in the Valley By Alison Bailin Batz


n March 2019, the Virginia B. Jontes Foundation of Phoenix broke ground on Heidi’s Village, a $20 million specialty animal shelter and veterinary clinic spread over 5 acres. Completed in April 2020, the 40,000-square-foot has formally accepted its first animals for temporary boarding, with plans to ramp up as best it can and as safely as it can despite the pandemic. “Our first-of-its kind space opens at a precarious time. We have dramatically

altered our initial planned daily operations protocols to ensure the safety and health of both our staff and animals,” Scottsdale Airpark resident and CEO Ellen Clark says. She notes they ensured social distancing; helped get team members trained virtually; and implemented procedures for regular sanitization of all surfaces throughout the process of intake, housing, grooming and health assessment as well as operations. A unique animal shelter concept, Heidi’s Village wants to foster a community where

Heidi’s Village opens amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy Heidi’s Village)


animals are treated with respect, dignity and compassion. “We work with animal rescues around the county to accept animals for temporary boarding when other shelters’ and rescue groups’ existing space is limited,” Clark says. “Heidi’s Village will care for these animals and provide medical intervention at a subsidized rate until the rescue groups are able to retrieve them and offer adoptions through their own means.” According to Clark, Heidi’s Village features nine buildings with thoughtfully developed boarding space for up to 250 dogs and 200 cats, though it is their goal never to house that many animals at once. Each of the six dog boarding buildings has four outdoor play yards equipped with agility play equipment, shade structures

Even the small details at Heidi’s Village are made with animals in mind. (Photo courtesy Heidi’s Village)


Who is Heidi?

“Heidi” was Virginia B. Fontes’ beloved adopted family schnauzer who passed away four years ago. Fontes met a woman in the course of her iconic local real estate business who was selling her house. During the course of their partnership, Fontes got to know the woman’s dog, Heidi. The homeowner was going through some hard times and was quite ill. The two women became friends, and Fontes helped her through the illness, ultimately agreeing to adopt Heidi upon the woman’s passing. Heidi represents the Fontes’ desire to help not only animals in need but people who are in need.

and misting systems. Each of the two cat boarding buildings features an outdoor play yard with flora and fauna to provide stimulation for all cats’ senses. “We are also in the process of rolling out a grooming facility, walking paths, obstacle courses and even a bone-shaped splash pad on-site, as well as full medical suites to provide veterinary services to animals,” Clark says. “Finally, we also have a neonate kitten nursery that will provide 24-hour care to vulnerable kittens requiring bottle feeding.” These kittens, along with dogs surrendered to Heidi’s Village, will be available for adoption when they are medically and behaviorally cleared. “Talk about a change in plans,” says Barry Chasse, also an Airpark resident and founder of CHASSE Building Team, who purchased the land in 2017. “When we originally bought this land, it was an old vehicle emissions testing center.” At first, the locally owned and operated general contractor planned to build its new headquarters on the land, but when CHASSE realized the location would provide too much of a commute for some

of its team members, the company was determined to find a truly special use for it. “We were both proud to sell the land to Virginia B. Jontes as well as serve as general contractors on the project. Our focus is ‘building to make a difference,’ and this project certainly will,” says Chasse, who partnered with Cawley Architects, Foursite Consulting and Iconic Design Studio to ensure the project was completed in just about a year. Heidi’s Village has many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Tasks include assisting with administrative duties, cleaning and disinfecting animal areas, socializing animals, or facilities maintenance. Heidi’s Village relies heavily on volunteers to help it achieve its mission. To volunteer, email or visit When they have animals for adoption in coming months, residents will be welcome to visit them from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Friday or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “You can also view our adoptable animals on our adoption web page,” Evans Johnson says. 

Open spaces for the animals were key in the design of Heidi’s Village. (Photo courtesy Heidi’s Village)





Temecula is emerging as a preeminent SoCal sojourn By Alison Bailin Batz

ith the nation slowly reopening, many are looking for ways to get out and enjoy vacation this summer, while social distancing and maintaining massive safety measures in place. A picture-perfect escape—only five hours away via car and with dozens of outdoor activities—is Southern California gem Temecula. Temecula is the largest winegrowing region in California’s South Coast. It is particularly well suited to growingsyrah,

sangiovese, viognier, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, zinfandel and tempranillo; however, more than two dozen varieties thrive in the region. Altogether, Temecula boasts more than 40 wineries and 80 winegrowers, as well as other attractions, high-end dining and—of course—amazing tasting tours.


While hotels and resorts are taking all CDC-recommended precautions to ensure the perfect stay, one of the ways to do Temecula right is by renting a home or manor in the heart of wine country. If looking to go


this route, Temecula Vacation Rentals (TVR) is among the top options in the area, with six premiere properties able to accommodate from 10 to 24 guests, not to mention cozy condos and other specialty spaces available based on needs, wants and dates. TVR’s most fabulous property is Wilson Creek Manor. And if the name Wilson Creek sounds familiar to Valley wine lovers, it should. Not only is Wilson Creek’s awardwinning almond champagne (and now other varietals) available for purchase across Arizona, but the picturesque winery has been featured on “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Blind Date,” The Golf Channel


For space and social distance—yet the luxury of a resort—look into Temecula Vacation Rentals. (Photo courtesy Vogel Wilson Creek Manor)

The Grapeline makes touring easy and affordable and is able to tour a group privately to ensure no outside contact. (Photo courtesy Grapeline)

Outdoor food and drink options abound in Temecula. (Photo courtesy Doffo Winery)

and on Oprah’s OWN Network. Rumor has it Mario Lopez has been known to show up from time to time for a game or two of bocce ball at the winery’s on-site court as well. Located directly across the street from the famed winery, the 12,000-square-foot estate sleeps up to 24 guests and features 10 well-appointed bedrooms—including a 1,600-square-foot master suite—11 bathrooms, a game room, private outdoor pool and spa, barbecue, gazebo, workout area, basketball court and commercial-grade kitchen. For smaller groups, notable options include the Sangiovese Estate—sleeping up to 14 and with its own putting green,

home theater and game room—the Palazzo Del Sol Estate—also sleeping 14 and with nearly unrivaled mountain views—and the Meritage House—sleeping 10 and with its own grapefruit grove. The prices vary based on property and season but can often be less than $60 a day per person, making it one of the sneaky best deals in California in addition to one of the chicest. There are also a dozen TVR packages, which provide excursions, meals, wine tastings and other curated experiences.

Getting Around

Once in wine country, don’t even think about drinking and driving. Instead, look no further than the Grapeline Wine Tours. A family-owned business that has been operating in Temecula for over a decade, Grapeline has drivers and tour guides who are walking encyclopedias of the region. They do it while making guests laugh, sing and even dance on board.

A best bet is Grapeline’s all-inclusive Classic Wine Tour, which is a four-hour tour hosted by a wine country insider with snacks as well as tastings at three wineries only $95 a person. The Grapeline also offers a “Grapephopper” service, which is only $79 a person and gives guests the chance to taste on their own time and simply hop on and off Grapeline shuttles as they visit the wineries each day. Because sipping all day is hard work, there is also a deluxe picnic tour starting at $119 per person. It offers tastings as well as a gourmet local picnic lunch. For those seeking to ensure distance from others, there are also dozens of private tour options as well as by-the-hour chauffeur services using sedans, limos, executive SUVs and deluxe coaches for all group sizes and budget levels.

Wine, Dine and Fly

Temecula has a tasting room tailored to every taste imaginable, from historically



TRAVEL impactful wineries with tastings as well as contemporary and cutting-edge tasting rooms to even those with full-serve restaurants and airborne adventures. For those who love history, be sure to stop into Hart Winery, which is the oldest continually owned and operated winery in Temecula. Originally founded by Joe and Nancy Hart and now run by their children, it is known for premium estate grown reds. For those with beer lovers joining you, be sure to stop at Wiens Family Cellars. There, enjoy a tasting of their big reds or reserve a private tasting, which comes with scrumptious small bites. After, head to the family’s Wiens Brewing Company a few miles away, where you can sample its IPAs, pilsners, wheats, coffee stouts, beers aged in its wine barrels, and seasonal specialties, notably its Grove Swarm, a blood orange and honey wheat ale. If looking for fine dining while sipping, visit South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Its on-site restaurant, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant, is warm and inviting, with a definite Tuscan vibe. The food is quintessentially Californian, bursting with seasonal local veggies and surrounded by vineyard views. Robert Renzoni Vineyards also needs to make your “must” list if a foodie. The winery



Sunset in Temecula. (Photo courtesy Doffo Winery)

offers tastes of premium California wines made using Italian grape varieties that sing in the hands of talented young winemaker Olivia Bue. There is also a decadently delicious restaurant on-site called Mama Rosa’s Trattoria offering elevated Italian classics and brick oven pizzas. It’s a hot spot for all ages. If you need a taste of adventure while tasting across wine country, head over to Carter Estate Winery and Resort, which has an overnight package that includes a hot air balloon tour for two that soars over wine country, complete with a champagne toast and then two tickets for a full wine tasting as well. For something truly out-of-the-box—or if with fellas—don’t miss Doffo Winery. Opt for

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COV Care HonorHealth is leading the charge on investigational treatments By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

he HonorHealth Research Institute and HonorHealth are enrolling patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in a trial of atovaquone and azithromycin. Conducted in collaboration with Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the clinical trial is funded as an investigator-initiated clinical trial by HonorHealth Research Institute. This is one of 10 clinical trials that the HonorHealth Research Institute is working on related to COVID-19 to understand the biology, spread and treatment of the disease. HonorHealth is

enrolling about 25 patients in this study at HonorHealth Shea, HonorHealth Osborn and HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center. Eligibility criteria is at For more information, email “We historically have done lots of clinical trials in cancer,” says Dr. Michael Gordon, medical director, oncology clinical trials, clinical investigator. “With the development of COVID-19 as a major scourge at this time, we pivoted our activities to develop a new research program on COVID-19. A portion of those trials are therapeutic, and a number are developing as an investigation to better


understand the diagnostic criteria to establish COVID-19 recovery-based issues.” With TGen, HonorHealth is working on a number of translational aspects to understand the biologic response to COVID-19. “We know 80% of patients who are infected with COVID-19 tend to get a classic flu-like syndrome,” Gordon says. “It tends to last longer than we historically have seen with influenza. It can be present a week to two weeks with symptoms like fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches and pains, coughing and shortness of breath. “It’s most of those symptoms that generate the concern leading to individu-


Michael S. Gordon, MD Medical Director, Oncology Clinical Trials

Sunil Sharma, MD, FACP Chief, Translational Oncology and Drug Discovery, HonorHealth Research Institute

Kiran Avancha, Ph.D., R.Ph Chief Operating Officer, HonorHealth Research Institute

Beth Gleason, M.A., CCRC Director, Research Administration HonorHealth Research Institute

Heather Lane Clinical Coordinator Supervisor of Bariatric & GI Research HonorHealth Research Institute

Karen Lewandowski, RN, BSN, CCRC, OCN Research Nurse - Trauma HonorHealth Research Institute (Photos by Pablo Robles)

als getting tested for COVID-19.” Nasopharyngeal swabs are the most common way that COVID-19 is diagnosed, though they are not 100% accurate. Some patients may have negative tests even though they have the infection. The study will use interval nasopharyngeal swabs during treatment to quantify COVID-19 viral load as well as assess additional clinical and laboratory determinants to determine response to therapy. “I think some of those asymptomatic individuals are people who had symptoms who historically didn’t think of being COVID-19 related. Now, we recognize it could be COVID-19 related.

The persons who lose their sense of smell or taste, we’ve learned, probably have COVID-19.” The test shows the burden of infectious individuals is actually larger than the number of people who medical professionals are testing and showing to be positive, he says. Among the 20% of the patients who have more than just routine symptoms, about 15% to 20% of the total population of individuals will have more severe side effects of the virus—shortness of breath, respiratory failure, and the need to be hospitalized or be managed in ICU or on a ventilator—than population of patients

who run the highest risk for dying from COVID-19. Gordon says patients who are sick and don’t need hospitalization could benefit from a treatment that may reduce the durations of illness and infectiousness. On the other side, the very sick patients who are in the intensive care unit might take part in the clinical trials and reduce the illness’ severity. “We want to prevent them from dying and ensure, when they do recover, that we can maintain their quality of life,” Gordon says. “That’s the spectrum that we’re investigating as we begin this study.” The combination of atovaquone and



The HonorHealth Research Institute and HonorHealth are enrolling patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in a trial of atovaquone and azithromycin. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

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Atovaquone, given in liquid form, and azithromycin, commonly known as Z-Pak, are administered to clinical trial patients over about 10 days. Pharmaceutical companies are looking at new drugs, but some are being repurposed, like these two, to treat COVID-19, Gordon says. Remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral medication developed by the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, has shown to shorten the amount of time patients have to be in the hospital, Gordon says. Gilead is one of many companies working to develop antivirals. Another possible way of treating COVID-19 is through COVID-convalescent plasma, which Gordon calls “an interesting idea.” “COVID-19 isn’t the first pandemic to have hit in the last decade to two decades,” he adds. “MERS and SARS taught us a patient who had been infected with a virus and recovers in part because their immune system generated antibodies against the virus. “Those antibodies land on the virus like a smart bomb and cause the immune system to attack and kill the virus. Historically, we transfer that immunity from one patient to another by taking the antibody portion of that blood plasma and infusing it to the infected patient.”

HonorHealth is working with Vitalant, a nonprofit community blood service provider, to bring donors to undergo plasma pheresis. Then, the plasma is infused into acutely ill patients, a procedure that is considered investigational. Gordon says it’s been widely discussed but the goal is to motivate the previous patients to visit a blood bank to donate plasma, as the antibodies cannot be generated in a lab. “Those individuals can donate plasma every four weeks,” Gordon says. “The more people who donate plasma, the greater the number of available units. One of the big questions is where should we use that and who should receive it?” The clinical trial will look at the sickest of patients and see if the infusions coupled with medications help.


The atovaquone and azithromycin study is funded by and held by HonorHealth, although HonorHealth may invite other facilities around the state to take part. “That’s a little bit of a challenge,” he says. “We’re in the process of creating an Arizona coalition against COVID. A COVID-19 Arizona coalition is what we would think of where everybody is coming together to

work against a common foe. “As we’re going through this process with the new clinical trial, we want to provide access as best as possible—not just to patients in HonorHealth but to all patients.” HonorHealth Research Institute’s chief operating officer, Dr. Kiran Avancha, notes it’s exciting to have someone like Gordon, who’s an oncologist, pivot to conduct studies on COVID-19 because of the personalized medicine approach and immunological investigations, which are somewhat similar in both these disease states. “We started right after we had the first wave of cases in Arizona, around March 2020,” Avancha says. “We were one of the first in the country to start looking into this atovaquone and azithromycin combination. This innovation came out of the HonorHealth Research Institute as a clinical trial for a direct impact on COVID-19 patients.” Beth Gleason, HonorHealth Research Institute’s director of research administration, says the team has collaborated around the clock to build the program. “We’re combining the strengths and expertise of our team members in designing protocols to provide additional treatment options for patients and providers and to be supportive of the community with our research efforts here.”  JULY 2020 / SCOTTSDALE AIRPARK NEWS /


Barre3, with locations in North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, has a clientele of mostly women, but everyone there feels great, says owner Karie Johnson. (Photo by Christine Deaton Creative)

Barre3’s focus is “super refreshing,” says franchise owner Karie Johnson. (Photo by Christine Deaton Creative)

Barre in the Park takes clients outside of the traditional studio. (Photo by Christine Deaton Creative)


‘Community Over

Competition’ Barre3 brings people together to move their bodies By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski


alley native Karie Johnson grew up working out at gyms that felt cliquey. When she opened her two Barre3 franchises—including the location at Scottsdale and Thunderbird roads—she vowed her clubs wouldn’t be that way. “It’s community over competition,” Johnson says. “It’s about bringing people together to move their body. It’s about having fun together and breathing together instead of being in competition to work out.” Johnson, who owns another studio in Paradise Valley, says Barre3 was a natural fit for her. She enjoyed working out, as she’s an avid fan of yoga, hiking, Pilates and tennis. Once she married pilot Adam Johnson and became a mom, it became difficult to do so. Then her friend, Jackie Edlund, who owns Barre3 in Henderson, Nevada, encouraged her to try the studio’s online offerings. They were a godsend. She could squeeze in workouts when her girls were napping or at play dates. “I also really fell in love with the online

community and all the warmth and support I felt through the screen,” Johnson says. “I knew I needed this in my life and wanted to bring this amazing, supportive community to Scottsdale.” A year and a half later, North Scottsdale opened. Johnson also subscribes to the Barre3 recipes, like the sweet potato turkey chili and ahi tuna summer salad. Between the recipes, the online community and the friendly clientele, she was sold. “I fell in love with the company,” Johnson says. “I have two girls of my own. We get enough images pressuring us to look a certain way and be a superwoman. “Their focus is super refreshing. We move our body to feel good. It empowers our mind and body and we feel good the rest of the day. You get great benefits from it, too. I think that’s what brings people in. It’s so refreshing to have that focus. It’s functional fitness instead of getting bikini bodies ready.” Barre3’s clientele is 95% women, but all the guests make it “absolutely amazing,” Johnson says.

“There are people who might leave us for numerous reasons,” she says. “But we will have people come back to us time and time again. They say they absolutely love our workout.” Barre3 boasts a Play Lounge for kids under age 18. Minors 14 and older are also welcome to attend class with their parent or guardian. Clients 16 and 17 years old require new client waivers. Mothers can take part in pre- and postnatal low-impact workouts. Membership is $169 per month; and there are new client specials for $49, which includes two weeks unlimited classes. Before she partnered with Barre3, Johnson was an elementary school teacher for 11 years, most recently at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. “I loved it,” she says. “But I have three kids and I was looking for something where I could just have a little more time and something more flexible.” Johnson—a Shadow Mountain High School graduate who earned a bachelor’s in business management and a master’s in education from ASU—appreciates the balance Barre3 brings to her life. “It seems like a never-ending quest, but I’m learning how to balance work with exercise and being a wife and mother,” Johnson says. “I’m more able to focus on what really matters, like putting the phone down and spending quality time with my family. I’m also a better role model for my girls. Thanks to Barre3, I’m showing them that a mom can be strong and active and have an exciting career she truly enjoys.”  Barre3 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 140, Scottsdale 480-939-2510,



The Joint’s president and CEO, Peter Holt, says 30% of those who have never been to a chiropractor are scared. The Joint is trying to change that. (Photo courtesy The Joint)

The Stress is ‘Unprecedented’ P The Joint keeps patients healthy during the pandemic By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The Joint offers wellness plans for $69 a month for up to four visits. (Photo courtesy The Joint)

eter Holt hears stories daily about The Joint’s ability to lessen the effects of pandemic stress on the body. The quarantine forced workers to telecommute and, sometimes, use less-thanideal office furniture that causes tension in the shoulders, necks and backs. “Ergonomically correct chairs are gone,” says Holt, The Joint’s president and chief executive officer. “We’re sitting hunched over our computers. The stress people are under is really unprecedented.” The Scottsdale Airpark-based company felt its services were essential and stayed open during the quarantine to make people as comfortable as possible. “ We w i l l b e o p e n w h e re v e r and whenever possible,” Holt says.


“If we had any doctors or franchises who thought it was in their best interest to close, we fully supported that.” By staying open during the pandemic, The Joint kept patients with back and neck pain, and other assorted aches, out of emergency rooms. “We relieved some of that pressure on the health care system,” Holt says. “We allowed them to treat COVID-19 patients. We’re on the front line and truly helping our patients, and helping this country battle this pandemic.” The Joint is adhering to all CDC guidelines. The staff removed all the nonessential items where viruses can collect. They sanitize between patients and wear gloves and masks. “Certain adjustments we’re not doing because there’s greater exposure,” Holt says. “A lot of these rules are governed by state or local municipalities. We ask the standard questions like if you had exposure to COVID19, The clinics are checking temperatures. Chiropractors are medical doctors, so it’s always in a medical setting.” The Joint was founded in Tucson in 1999

A typical exam at The Joint is 20 minutes, with 3 to 5 minutes for the adjustment. (Photo courtesy The Joint)

by chiropractor Fred Garretson, who had a vision of bringing chiropractic care to the masses. He wanted to try it in a retail setting, where it’s inexpensive and the procedures are cash only, without insurance interference. “He was unbelievably successful,” Holt says. “But he didn’t really understand the franchise model very well. Fast forward to 2010 when The Joint Corporation was refounded with the acquisition of the original eight franchised clinics.” The owners found the clinics “so darn profitable,” Holt says, that the company added a portfolio of corporate clinics. As of June, The Joint has 530 clinics in 34 states. “I think we’re playing an instrumental role in helping patients across this country,” Holt says. “We need to alleviate strains now more than ever.”

Changing attitudes

Holt is a baby boomer, and he recalls when he was younger, people considered chiropractors “quacks. It was voodoo medicine.”

“That is profoundly changing,” he says. “If you look at our patient base, 39% are millennials, 34% are Generation X, 19% are baby boomers like me. It’s really the young people who are looking for more natural, holistic ways to get out of pain. To me, it’s so interesting. “It’s a $15 billion industry, and it’s dominated by independent practitioners. There are 40,000 chiropractors operating in the United States today. What we’re doing is putting it into a retail center and making it convenient, affordable and accessible.” Last year, The Joint saw 585,000 patients come through the doors for the first time. Of that 585,000, 26% had never seen a chiropractor before. “To me, that just shows you the power of bringing it into a retail setting,” he says. “You can access it and feel comfortable trying it in a professional setting. We’re improving sanitization and cleanliness. Most of our patients are members. They come in three to four times a month.”

The Joint’s membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance, and its no-appointment policy, convenient hours and locations make care more accessible. Wellness plans are $69 a month for up to four visits for adults. Additional visits are $10. Those who are unable to commit to regular visits can pay $189 for six visits; $269 for 10; or $429 for 20 per year. The typical exam is 20 minutes, with 3 to 5 minutes for the adjustment. Holt cites a recent study that showed 30% of those who have never been to a chiropractor are scared. Holt and The Joint do their best to combat that. “We’re really out there educating consumers about the power and efficacy of chiropractic clinics,” he says. “It’s amazing how effective it is. If you were to go to one of our clinics pre-COVID and sit in that clinic for a day and watch people come in with pain and walk out out of pain over and over again, you would see it works. You would profoundly see the power and efficacy of it.” 



Training Day D1 Scottsdale takes fitness to another level

which is franchised by athletes like Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP linebacker Von Miller. The 7,000-square-foot D1 Training opened By Zach Alvira to the public about a month ago near the intersection of Scottsdale Road and East former collegiate soccer player Joan de Arc. The staff trains a wide variety of Mike Baker knows the im- individuals, including kids. portance of a good training “Everyone in here works with coaches in regimen. a group class that will help guide you in the His wife, Kristen, who right direction to meet your fitness goals,” graduated from South Alabama with a sports Kristen says. “Our coaches can tailor to a medicine degree, is deeply involved in fitness. 7-year-old and then turn it up a notch in the The two of them—who have extensive afternoon with a professional athlete. We want backgrounds in medical and pharmaceutical to create a community for everyone to come sales, too—recently opened D1 Training, in and enjoy themselves.” When the Bakers were introduced to D1, they were immediately smitten. “The D1 model itself is something we have always heard about,” Mike says. “The concept of an elite training facility, regardless of what your athletic ability is, was appealing to both of us.” Together, they brought a new level of fitness training to the Valley. Training sessions at D1 are held in a group setting, lasting roughly 54 minutes. Coached by one of the gym’s certified trainers, many of whom have achieved the highest level of certification for trainers, every workout highlights the five key elements of athletic-based training: dynamic warmup, performance, strength, core and conditioning, and Mike and Kristen Baker jumped at the opportunity to franchise D1, a cool-down. prominent training facility primarily The groups all vary by age. located in the southeast part of the D1 caters to “Rookie” (7-11), United States. (Photo by Pablo Robles) “Developmental” (12-14) and



D1 Scottsdale recently opened the doors to its 7,000-square-foot facility aimed at catering to athletes and everyday fitnessgoers in the Valley. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

“Prep” (15-18). It also hosts boot camp and strength training groups for adults. D1’s coaches provide general fitness for patrons as well as sport-specific activities that can benefit athletes of all ages. The gym has already catered to as many as 20 professional athletes seeking a viable training option during the coronavirus pandemic. The facility is outfitted with several strength and cardio machines, as well as free weights, resistance bands and other equipment to fulfill a full-body workout. There is also an area with artificial turf, allowing for cardio training that closely resembles the same surface most athletes train on during the season. So far, feedback has been positive. “To have such a big brand and to see the names involved—along with the new facility, the turf and all the equipment—everyone is enjoying it,” Mike says. “It’s been very overwhelming and encouraging to see what has happened so far.” Mike and Kristen say they enjoy bringing a new level of training and fitness to Arizona, which, as of late, has become home to several up-and-coming athletes at all levels. “Especially right now with everything that is happening, it’s fulfilling to be able to provide a place that can almost be seen as an outlet to continue focusing on the goal you’re trying to achieve,” Kristen says. “I just enjoy being able to provide that space for you no matter what level you may be at.” 

Making Women

Beautiful Dazzle Dry has become commonplace in Scottsdale spas By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski


ivian Valenty wants to help women feel beautiful. In her mid-60s, Valenty went from the corporate world to focusing on her product Dazzle Dry, a four-step system that delivers quick-drying, long-lasting nails. She says it’s nontoxic, vegan and cruelty free, making it cleaner than any other polish in the industry. Near the Airpark, the 13-year-old evolving product is used at Agave Spa at Westin Kierland; Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Princess; Village Gainey Ranch and Village DC Ranch. “Growing up, I was taught that the best way to make the world a better place was to use your natural talents,” Valenty says.

“After 35 years as a bio-organic chemist, I realized that my talent was creating products that not only solved problems but did so in a natural, healthy way.” She learned about the dangers of artificial nail enhancements. They use chemicals that are known skin sensitizers and health hazards. Their gel counterparts also require frequent exposure to UV-A light, which can penetrate deep into the subcutaneous layer, increasing the risk of skin cancer. “Once I discovered the dangers lurking in everyday nail care products, I became determined to find a more natural alternative, one that would still provide healthylooking nails and a polish that lasted for

Dazzle Dry’s founder, Vivian Valenty, left, and its director of education, Silva Nahabedian, say women don’t have to compromise for beauty. (Photo courtesy Dazzle Dry)

at least two weeks,” she says. In 2007, at age 63, she started her own line of nail lacquers free from harmful chemicals, animal byproducts and animal testing. The Chandler resident adds Dazzle Dry is the only quick-drying, long-lasting natural nail care system of its kind. It uses a signature four-step system to strengthen nails, protect against abrasion, dry in just 5 minutes and deliver long-term results.



The Dazzle Dry pedicure set helps get feet summer ready. (Photo courtesy Dazzle Dry)

“It doesn’t require a UV-A light,” she says. “It only takes 5 minutes. After you apply the last layers, you wait 5 minutes and it is functionally dry. You can dig into your purse without ruining the polish. “It’s similar to a gel in that it stays on the nail for seven to 14 days. Some customers are able to get three, four or five weeks out of it. I don’t prefer that, because the growth is too much already. When you are ready to take it off, it comes off like regular polish.” This isn’t her first foray into nail products. In 1989, Valenty started working on a topcoat that dried the polish using a UV light. She sold it to a company in Scottsdale that marketed it called Pro Finish. Valenty stopped working on UV products when the FDA determined they were dangerous. “I needed to work on something that was better,” she says. “That’s how I came up with Dazzle Dry. It took me about 13 years off and on. This doesn’t turn the nail yellow. “This year I’m 76. It took a while for Dazzle Dry to catch on. We don’t have investors.”

Early aspirations

Valenty was born in the Philippines, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from one of the country’s top schools. Through the government and the Ford Foundation, she was given a one-way ticket to the United States pursue her Ph.D. at Penn State. She specialized in organic chemistry—particularly bioorganic

chemistry of living things. Her plan was to return to the Philippines and do research on indigenous plants. “I was aware of traditional medicine,” she says. “I wanted to use what was the active ingredient in the plants. I met my husband and we decided we were going to stay in the United States. I found out my skills lie in product development. It allowed me to create products from corn and soybeans. One was a replacement for phosphate in detergent to soften the water.” She was hired by GE, which relocated her to Arizona. Eventually, she quit her job and started her company. “I’m focused on building the Dazzle Dry brand,” she says. “As a chemist, I was never sure how the product was going to take off. I thought it would—you can get flawless nails without flawed ingredients.” Valenty says she makes sure the ingredients are clean and nonallergenic. She says the product is so clean and healthy that women tell her their nails are stronger. “When I talked about it with a nail tech, she said, ‘Vivian, you have a product that’s out of this world.’ It’s a dream come true for a nail tech.”


Vivian Valenty is the founder of Dazzle Dry, which is used in a variety of Scottsdale spas. (Photo courtesy Dazzle Dry)

Sales have ballooned since the COVID19 pandemic came down in March. The system is easy to use at home, Valenty says. It’s sold online at for

The four-step system Dazzle Dry dries within 5 minutes and stays on nails for about two weeks. (Photo courtesy Dazzle Dry)

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about $18 a bottle. “Women love to be beautiful and feel good,” she says. “You feel good when you look pretty. A lot of women, like me, move their hands around when they’re talking. They want to look pretty. “But you can’t just buy the polish, though, and expect to get the longevity of wear. The adhesion to the nail is more complex than putting on the polish. The nails have to be prepared. It’s like if you were painting a wall or object. If you don’t prepare the surface, you won’t get a good coating. It’s a four-step system—the nail prep, the base coat, the color and the topcoat. All four are necessary to get the adhesion and longevity of wear.” A fifth product, Revive, can be used when the polish thickens. “I believe that beauty and wellness can go hand in hand,” she says. “And after using Dazzle Dry, my clients do, too. See for yourself what beauty without compromise looks like.” 

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Still or sparkling, this wine is perfect on the patio and in the pool By Alison Bailin Batz

Enjoy rosé—bursting with layered flavors and just the right hit of acid—all day this summer at home or with friends thanks to these elegant vintages: Gary Farrell 2018 Russian River Selection Rosé of Pinot Noir One of the most underrated fruits dances in this bottle: the cumquat. There are also dizzyingly delightful notes of orange blossom, lemon, mint and pomegranate as well as a bright acidity in every sip. $40.

2018 Lynmar Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir Expect vibrant aromas of nectarine, pink grapefruit and spun sugar here, followed by white strawberry, watermelon rind and orange blossom to the taste with a bright, juicy finish. $30.

2019 Cuvée de la Commanderie A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle, this French offering is surprisingly full bodied, with a creamy, silky texture, and has the heft to not be overwhelmed by rich, meaty dishes such as burgers on the barbeque this summer or buttery shellfish. $20. Capo Creek 2018 Rosé The nose on this light and refreshing vintage will be a familiar one from childhood: watermelon Jolly Rancher! On the palate, there are strong notes of strawberry and a hint of that Jolly Rancher flavor in each sip, without being overly sweet. $24.


Fleur de Mer Rosé Made in the classic style from France, expect a seductive bouquet of cherry, wildflowers and fresh-cut citrus upon pouring. To the taste, a combination of watermelon, wild strawberry, peach and raspberry come together in a symphony of flavor. $15.99. Wilson Creek Rosé Crisp and elegant, this effervescent option bursts with bubbles on the nose and aromatics of strawberries before opening up to flavors of berries and ripe melons. Refreshing and not overly sweet, it pairs well with Asian dishes, especially spicier ones. $19.99. 2019 J Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir Enjoy delightfully ripe, fruit-forward character-

this wine is intense and complex, with floral and fresh fruit notes, including stone fruit and strawberries. The fruitier flavors are followed by gentle spice, yet it remains refreshing on the palate. $25.

2019 Margerum Riviera Rose Full bodied and dry, this is the perfect pairing with any summer barbeque dishes. The watermelon to the taste is particularly refreshing for when the temperatures exceed 100, so every day for us. $24.95.

J Vineyards & Winery, Brut Rosé This vibrant bottle opens with raspberry, Rainier cherry and red grapefruit aromatics. It’s balanced out with a creamy mouthfeel and hints of brioche toast and star anise, which dance together on the palate with the more fruit-driven elements. $45.

Quivira 2018 Wine Creek Ranch Rosé Awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, this estate-grown, single-vineyard vintage is made in homage to the Rhône Valley of France. The flavors, including cherry pie, pomegranate and tart rhubarb, are striking. $22. 2018 Oak Farm Vineyards Rose of Grenache There is a lot happening here, including aromas of grapefruit, melon, jasmine and rose. On the palate, the wine is very bright and floral before giving way to crisp acidity and a smooth finish. $24. PoiZin Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine This brut rosé— named because it is to die for—tantalizes and refreshes the palate with its silky effervescence. There is certainly strawberry and raspberry on the nose and taste but also surprising and nuanced notes of honey-dipped red apples and banana cream pie on the finish. $34. 2018 Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir The aroma and taste of


istics of alpine strawberry, watermelon, raspberry and kiwi here, followed by zesty hints of mandarin and key lime, brought together with a kiss of creaminess on the finish. $28.

2018 Storm Grenache Rose Santa Barbara County Watermelon, rose petal and white fl ower dominate the nose while delicate red fruit flavors are held together by a mouthwatering minerality in this beauty. $24. 2018 La Bernarde Les Hauts du Luc Provence Rosé This classic dry ro s é f ro m P ro v e n c e bursts with strawberry, raspberry, citrus notes, Herbs de Provence and vanilla in every sip. $15. Cheurlin Rosé de Saignée This sparkling varietal takes great care to make low-sugar wines, including this rosé made from pinot noir grapes. It starts with a bouquet of roses and berries on the nose and is crisp and bright with red ripe berries to the taste. $54.99. 2014 Mumm Napa DXV Rose Delicate and almost creamy, beyond the clear strawberry here, there is a surprising to uc h o f c he rry a nd even toasted bread here, both playing nicely on the palate with vanilla and a bit of spice. $80. 



REMEMBER When all during his tenure. Spring Training at Scottsdale’s new ballpark, the Arabian Horse Show and the Parada del Sol were established when White was mayor. Scottsdale grew from 2,032 to about 10,000 residents.  White died in April 1993; a plaque honoring him was dedicated in the garden north of City Hall in December 1993. He is credited for creating the city’s enduring slogan, “Scottsdale: The West’s Most Western Town.”

Scottsdale’s first two mayors, Mort Kimsey and Malcolm White, examine an APS truck. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Historical Society)

11 mayors make Scottsdale history By Joan Fudala s Scottsdale voters head to the polls (or the mailbox) to select a new mayor, it’s an opportunity to remember those 11 mayors who have served since Scottsdale was incorporated in 1951. One served a record four terms (16 years); one served only six months; all have been dedicated to making and maintaining Scottsdale as the best place to live, work, visit, learn, raise a family, retire and thoroughly enjoy life. Malcolm White, Mayor July 2, 1951, to June 12, 1958:  A graduate of Scottsdale High School and a flight instructor at Thunderbird II Airfield during World War II, Malcolm White was a business owner/entrepreneur.  After Scottsdale was declared incorporated June 25, 1951, by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, White was appointed as one of the original five council members. According to the July 5, 1951, Scottsdale Progress, “Malcolm

White, owner and operator of the Tee Bar Tee theater, Tuesday night was named the first mayor of the town of Scottsdale at the first meeting of the Town Council at the home of Jack Sweeney, councilman. … Selection of mayor and clerk (Sweeney) was made shortly after the new council had been sworn into office by William O. Glick, clerk of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. … Although members of the council represent groups that were for and against incorporation the meeting was harmonious and all members seemed in agreement.”  Scottsdale voters elected White to three two-year council terms beginning in 1952; he was appointed mayor in 1954 and 1956 by his fellow council members.  The town of Scottsdale established its first zoning ordinances, contracted with Rural Fire for fire protection, and used a room at the Rural Fire station on Second Street as town offices (1952 to 1955) before moving into the former Scottsdale Grammar School as Town Hall (1955)


Mort Kimsey, Mayor June 12, 1958, to April 3, 1962  Resident of Scottsdale since 1917, Mort Kimsey was an entomologist who ran the electric company offices in Scottsdale for decades and served as president of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. His brother-in-law, Thomas Marshall, a seasonal Scottsdale resident, was vice president of the United States under President Woodrow Wilson.  Appointed to the first Town Council by the county Board of Supervisors in July 1951, he was elected to four two-year council terms beginning in 1952. His fellow council members elected him mayor in 1958. According to the Scottsdale City Clerk’s recap of council history, Kimsey was the first mayor to be selected by Scottsdale voters when he was elected to a two-year term in 1960.  During his tenure as mayor, Scottsdale graduated from town to city status, hired the first town manager, enacted the first sales and property taxes, and took over operation of the previously all-volunteer public library. Scottsdale Fashion Square opened.  After leaving office, he continued to be active in civic affairs and was a founder/ president of the Scottsdale Historical Society. He died in 1974; a street in South Scottsdale is named in his honor. William Schrader, Mayor April 3, 1962, to April 7, 1964  A Scottsdale High School graduate (Class of 1948), Schrader was a farmer and founding member of the Scottsdale Jaycees and Scottsdale Charros. He was the long-time Salt River Project executive, serving as president 1994 to 2006.  Elected to two two-year terms as a councilman (1958 to 1962), then elected to one two-year term as mayor, Schrader was the first mayor elected under Scottsdale’s current city charter.

REMEMBER When city in Arizona.  Mayor Clayton died of a heart attack on December 21, 1965, hours before a City Council meeting and a week after filing a nomination petition for re-election in February 1966 Scottsdale elections.  There was a suggestion that a new city park under development be named in his honor; however, it was eventually named Eldorado Park.

Mayor Bill Jenkins, center in plaid jacket and glasses, is joined by his 1974 city council. From left, Herb Drinkwater, Paul Messinger, Heinz Hink, Billie Gentry, Richard Campana and Charlie Smith. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Public Library)

 While mayor, the city debated how best to control flooding of the Indian Bend Wash, passed a hallmark sign ordinance and annexed major tracts of county land to expand the city’s size and control its future destiny (McDowell Mountains, former Thunderbird II Airfield, etc.). Population grew from 30,000 to nearly 50,000. Scottsdale’s first hospitals opened. City offices outgrew the Little Red Schoolhouse and moved into rented space on Indian School Road.  After leaving the mayor’s office in 1964, Schrader continued to be active in Scottsdale civic affairs, having served over 50 years on Scottsdale’s Municipal Properties Corporation. Schrader’s Pond on Indian School Road is named in his honor (location of the former Schrader farm). John Woudenberg, Mayor April 7 to September 29, 1962 (resigned)  A former pro football player and World War II U.S. Navy veteran, John Woudenberg moved to Scottsdale in 1955. He owned/opened car dealerships in Scottsdale and Mesa as well as other businesses.  Elected to one two-year council term in 1962, Woudenberg was elected mayor on April 7, 1964. He resigned six months later on September 29, 1964, citing pressures of his business.  Reflecting on his brief tenure, Woudenberg told the Scottsdale Progress (Sep-

tember 30, 1964), “…the mayor said that he felt that continuing a program of street improvement and the hiring of Richard Malcolm as city manager were among the chief accomplishments of his administration. Among the city’s biggest problems are the need to establish its own water department, improve more streets and increase the parks and recreation program.”  He served on civic, university, sports and church boards before his death in 2005. C.W . “Bill” Clayton, Mayor October 6, 1964, to December 21, 1965 (died in office)  Bill Clayton moved to Scottsdale in 1945 and worked as building contractor. He was a charter member of the Scottsdale Kiwanis Club and town’s Board of Adjustment.  He was elected to one one-year term, elected to two two-year terms as council member but did not complete his second full term. On October 6, 1964, Bill Clayton was elected mayor by the council to replace John Woudenberg, who resigned September 29.  Mayor Clayton welcomed over 100 citizens to participate in the Scottsdale Town Enrichment Program (STEP) to envision important infrastructure for the city. He hired Bill Donaldson as city manager; the city launched a beautification program, planting over 400 palm trees and installing medians. Special census put Scottsdale’s 1965 population at 54,500, the third-largest

B.L. “Bud” Tims, Mayor January 6, 1966, to July 11, 1974 (resigned)  Bud Tims moved to Scottsdale in 1957 and opened an optometry practice in Downtown Scottsdale. He was active in the Scottsdale Jaycees, Lions Club, Charros and YMCA  Elected to a two-year council term in 1964. On January 6, 1966, Dr. Tims was elected mayor by the council to replace Mayor C.W. Clayton, who died in office December 21, 1965. At the January 6, 1966, council meeting, Dr. Tims stated that he was withdrawing his name from the ballot as a council candidate and, instead, would offer himself as a write-in candidate for mayor for the February 15, 1966, primary election. Tims was elected to one two-year term and two four-year terms as mayor but resigned at the July 11, 1974, council meeting before completing his second four-year term as mayor (to run for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission).  During Tims’ time as mayor, the first phase of the Civic Center was bond funded

Mayor Bud Tims was first to preside at a council meeting in the then-new City Hall in 1968. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Historical Society)



REMEMBER When and built (City Hall and Civic Center Library), the municipal water and sewer systems began operation, Alamos became Scottsdale’s first Sister City, the council enacted the city’s first general plan, the Vista del Camino neighborhood and its center were dedicated, and Scottsdale Municipal Airport opened. Los Arcos Mall opened, the Chicago Cubs held Spring Training seasons at the Scottsdale ballpark, the first businesses opened in the Thunderbird (now Scottsdale) Airpark, the McCormick’s ranch was sold for development as a master-planned community, and the council voted to “save” the Little Red Schoolhouse from demolition (after citizens petitioned its preservation). Scottsdale’s population grew from 54,500 in 1965 to nearly 78,000 in mid-1974.  While serving on the Arizona Corporation Commission, Tims died June 8, 1983. The former Southwest Research Room at Civic Center Library was rededicated and named in his honor (now the Scottsdale Heritage Connection room), funded by private donations. William Jenkins, Mayor July 16, 1974, to April 1, 1980  Bill Jenkins was a civic teacher at Scottsdale High School and a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He served on Scottsdale’s Street Numbering/Street Naming Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Charter Review Advisory Committee and the Bicentennial Committee.  Jenkins was elected to one two-year term as councilman in 1966 and elected to two four-year terms as councilman in 1968 and 1972. On July 11, 1974, Mayor Bud Tims resigned as mayor and Councilman Jenkins was appointed mayor pro tem on July 16, 1974, and mayor on July 18, 1974. Elected to one four-year term as mayor in 1976.  While Jenkins was mayor, the city opened the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Civic Center Senior Center and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts; dedicated the southern portion of the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt Flood Control Project; began a monthly Mayor’s Breakfast for residents; installed a computer system shared with the Scottsdale school district; and received voter approval to levy an occupancy (bed) tax at Scottsdale resorts/ hotels. City population grew from 78,065 in 1975 to 88,622 in 1980.  Jenkins continued his civic involvement after retiring as mayor and high school teacher, leading the Scottsdale Historical Society, the Transportation

North Hospital and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale opened. Voters OK’d a major bond package that rebuilt Scottsdale Stadium and expanded Civic Center Library. The city and its residents participated in the Scottsdale Visioning and CityShape 2020 processes.  Scottsdale grew from 88,622 people and 88.60 square miles in 1980 to 167,834 on 185 square miles in 1995.  “Mr. Scottsdale” Herb Drinkwater died December 27, 1997. Civic Center Boulevard was renamed Drinkwater (2000), a publicly funded statue was erected in his image on Civic Center Mall (2003), a mountain in the McDowells was named in his honor and Scottsdale Leadership named its prestigious civic leadership award in his memory (1999). “Sam” Kathryn Campana, Mayor April 2, 1996, to June 5, 2000 Herb Drinkwater was an ardent promoter of visiting  After moving to Scottsdale in and meeting in Scottsdale, even “taking his shirt off” 1969, Sam Campana balanced roles for an ad. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce) as a mother of three, nonprofit executive and civic leader. She Management Association, and numerous boards and committees. He died July 2, was a founding member of the Scottsdale 2008. A bench adjacent to City Hall was Arts Center Association, co-founder of dedicated in his memory in 2010, and Scottsdale Leadership and active member Scottsdale Leadership named its Youth of the Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped. Leadership Award in his honor in 2015.  Campana was elected to two four-year Herbert Drinkwater, Mayor April 1, 1980, council terms beginning in 1986 and one, four-year term mayoral term. to April 2, 1996  Came to Phoenix/Scottsdale in 1943.  While mayor, Sam Campana dedicated Owned/operated Drinkwater’s Liquor & the first trails into the McDowell Sonoran Cheese. Leadership positions in Scottsdale Preserve, expanded the boundaries of the preserve and sent three preserveJaycees and Parada del Sol.  Elected to two four-year council terms supporting ballot measures for voter beginning in 1970; elected to four four-year approval. The city initiated curbside recycling. She and her council studied terms as mayor.  During his record 16 years as mayor, redevelopment of the Los Arcos Mall site Drinkwater saw and helped orchestrate and the area along the Arizona Canal in countless changes to what he called Downtown Scottsdale. Scottsdale Fashion “the fi nest city in the world.” The city Square expanded to over 1 million square completed its final two large annexations feet with a retail bridge over Camelback of territory to the north, culminating in Mall. The Pima Freeway opened its first a 185-square-mile municipal area. The exits into Scottsdale. The city established council established the McDowell Sonoran the Historic Preservation Commission Preserve and voters passed a modest sales and dedicated its Water Campus. The tax increase to fund it. The U.S. Confer- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art ence of Mayors honored Scottsdale with opened. its Most Livable City Award. The TPC  As she left office in 2000, the city had Scottsdale opened and began hosting grown to 202,705 residents. She opted not the annual Phoenix Open golf tourna- to run for a second term. Since leaving office, Campana has ment. WestWorld opened, hosting the  Arabian Horse Show and Barrett-Jackson served as Arizona director of the National Class Car Auction. Scottsdale Memorial Audubon Society and executive director


REMEMBER When Park and the CAP Basin Sports Complex opened; Granite Reef Senior Center and stand-alone Arabian Library opened; and the in-house Scottsdale Fire Department was established to replace contracted fire service. HonorHealth Thompson Peak Hospital opened, as did the Scottsdale Waterfront and Southbridge along the Arizona Canal.  Since leaving office, Manross has served on numerous boards, including the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. In March 2020, the City Council voted to name the amphitheater at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in her honor.

Mayor Sam Campana dedicated the Lost Dog Wash trail into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in 1997. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Public Library)

of Desert Discover Center Scottsdale. In March 2020, the City Council voted to name an interpretive trail at Fraesfi eld Trailhead in her honor. Mary Manross, Mayor June 5, 2000, to January 13, 2009  Mary Manross came to Scottsdale in 1972 and began holding leadership positions in city, community educational and church organizations. She was director of the Marriage Preparation Seminars at the Franciscan Renewal Center for 22 years and served on the city’s Parks and Recreation and Planning commissions

and the Scottsdale Bond Committee in the early 1980s.  Manross was elected to two four-year council terms beginning in 1992, and two four-year mayoral terms.  During her tenure as mayor, land was added to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and voters approved a measure to fund trailheads and trails in the preserve (especially the Gateway to the Preserve); the city partnered with ASU to establish SkySong: ASU Scottsdale Center for Innovation at the former Los Arcos Mall site; the city achieved the highest possible bond rating for a city (AAA); Pinnacle Peak

Mayor Mary Manross officiated at the groundbreaking of SkySong: The ASU Scottsdale Center for Innovation & Technology in January 2006. (Photo by Joan Fudala)

W .J. “Jim” Lane, Mayor January 13, 2009, to present (expected to term out in January 2021)  Jim Lane came to Scottsdale in 1973 and has owned and operated businesses in construction, mining, computer technology, telecommunications, regional aviation and financial consulting. Active in civic organizations, he has served on boards ranging from the Scottsdale-PV YMCA to Scottsdale’s Fire/EMS Advisory Committee.  Lane was elected to one four-year term on the Scottsdale City Council in 2004 and three four-year terms as mayor, beginning in 2009.  During his 12 years as mayor, Lane has encouraged the expansion of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to its present 30,000-plus acres by leveraging a variety of funding opportunities and has championed the branding of Scottsdale’s biomedical resources as The Cure Corridor. The city opened the Appaloosa Library, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, the Tony Nelssen event center at WestWorld, and the new Aviation Business Center and Operations facility at Scottsdale Airport; and added Haikou China Uasin Gishu Kenya, Marrakesh Morocco and Killarney Ireland as Sister Cities. He has had the unexpected challenge of leading Scottsdale during the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 that has significantly impacted the economy and tourism industry.  Scottsdale mayors are now limited to three consecutive elected terms; thus Mayor Lane is ineligible to run in the 2020 elections. It is anticipated that his successor will be sworn in as the 12th mayor of Scottsdale in January 2021. Thanks, mayors, for the countless hours you’ve given to serve us, and thanks to your families, who have participated with you in so many community celebrations and commemorations. 




Financial Directives in Times of

Emergency Take care of matters while you’re healthy


By Allison Kierman utting your spouse or child on your bank account or on the title to your home is unlikely to adequately protect your finances should you become incapacitated. Learn the importance of choosing a financial power of attorney. Don’t Risk It: Protect Your Finances from Coronavirus Complications Many Americans spend a lot of time and effort in managing their finances. While most are worried about how the coronavirus will impact their income—whether that’s because they are temporarily furloughed, find themselves suddenly without a job or are watching their investment and retirement accounts dwindle—there is another way COVID-19 can wreak havoc on American’s finances: lack of incapacity planning. As the coronavirus continues to expand across the country, thousands of Americans are unable to carry out normal financial responsibilities because they are too ill, they are stuck abroad and unable to travel home, or from a lack of resources due to being isolated at home. While feeling healthy, individuals should plan ahead now and ensure someone will take care of their financial duties by setting up a financial power of attorney. This important legal document will not only protect your finances should you fall ill from COVID-19 but also from any events that might leave you incapacitated, like an injury or accident. Financial Power of Attorney: What is it? A financial power of attorney allows you to select a trusted family member or friend who will be responsible for managing your

money and other property if you become mentally incapacitated (unable to make your own decisions) due to illness or injury. Without this document, bills won’t get paid, tax returns won’t be filed, bank and investment accounts held in your name will become inaccessible, retirement distributions can’t be requested, and property can’t be bought, sold or managed. What happens if I don’t have one and get sick? If you get sick and are unable to make or communicate your financial decisions and don’t have an updated FPA in place, a judge can appoint someone to take control of your assets and make all personal and medical decisions for you through a court-supervised guardianship or conservatorship. Why would a court do that?—You may ask. As an adult, no one is automatically able to act for you. You must legally appoint them through the use of an FPA. Without it, you and your loved ones could lose valuable time, money and control. Word of caution: Don’t think you’re protected just because your assets are held jointly with your spouse, child or family member. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t rely on joint ownership: 1. Limited power. While a joint account holder may be able to access your bank account to pay bills or access your brokerage account to manage investments, a joint owner of real estate will not be able to mortgage or sell the property without the consent of all other owners. 2. Tax liability. By adding a family member’s name to your accounts or real estate titles, you might be saddling them with gift tax liability. 3. Property seizure. You read that correctly. If your joint owner is sued, then your property could be seized in order to pay their debt. 4. Medicaid disqualification. Putting a loved one’s name on a joint bank account or


property title can disqualify them from receiving government benefits, such as Medicaid. Only a comprehensive incapacity plan will protect you and your assets from a courtsupervised guardianship or conservatorship and the misdeeds of your joint owners. Do not rely on joint ownership as your plan—it’s simply too risky and unreliable. Already have one? It may be outdated. An FPA can become “obsolete” in as short as one year. This is because many institutions don’t want to rely on stale, outdated documents. Depending on your circumstances, a stale, obsolete power of attorney may not be able to help you and your family with insurance contracts; retirement plans; banking and investment accounts; online personal accounts such as email, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn; and elder care and special needs planning. If it’s been more than a year or two since you’ve signed your power of attorney, it might be time for a fresh one. We can help make sure you and your family are fully protected by helping you determine: • Who would be the best choice for this responsibility. • How much authority you should give your financial agent. • When to make your power of attorney become effective. Regardless of your priorities, there is a financial power of attorney right for your situation and goals. Determine your specific needs while you are of sound mind. Of course, nothing tops the advice and recommendations of an attorney experienced in these matters.  Allison Kierman 480-719-7333

ADVICE fromWeiss JULY 2020 Business Horoscopes By Weiss Kelly, PMAFA

ARIES 3/21-4/20 This month has that in-your-face feeling. The most important eclipses of the decade start on the full moon on July 5. This seems to continue into the next five or six months. Issues revolving around the social cultural political economic climate will turn your work world upside down. Mars in your sign motivates you to find new resources. Not a good month for important decision making. Situations change closer to autumn. Personal Power Days: July 10, July 11, July 12 TAURUS 4/21-5/20 Restrictions will take dramatic turns this month. For some, unexpected events could bring a reversal of fortune, higher prices, interests and investments, so be a bit cautious of any information you receive. Issues are likely to be altered (New Moon on July 21?) Finances seem quite neutral. July is a month of conflict. I recommend canceling all trips. Personal Power Days: July 13, July 14 GEMINI 5/21-6/20 You’ll experience setbacks or cancellations regarding to travel. Try not to make any mistakes with paperwork. Be careful with major real estate dealings from July 1 to July 24. Clerical workers may face a cut in wages or hours due to COVID-19. You may face another stay-at-home order. Your laptop could be your best friend these next weeks ahead. You’ll complete projects by telecommuting. Utilize this time to learn something new. Personal Power Days: July 16, July 17, July 18 CANCER 6/21-7/22 Happy birthday, Cancers! I can’t sugarcoat my column. July’s worldwide events will change your life. There is no going back. The pandemic is changing everyone’s lives and disrupting it. There is no place like home this month. New Moons are always timely for moving forward or making personal progress.

Circle July 20. Personal Power Days: July 19, July 20 LEO 7/23-8/21 It’s eclipse season, Leo, and this month’s accent is on “preparation.” Stay put. You can accomplish more on your own from July 1 to July 21. Don’t believe everything you hear or read. Changes at work require you to put on your creative hat. Once the sun and the moon are in your sign on the 22nd, it’s time to celebrate. Mars in Aries has you motivated and competitive. Personal Power Days: July 21, July 22 VIRGO 8/22-9/23 Many first responders are Virgos, and they won’t have time for their own interests. Outdated rules and social norms are being dismantled. A cycle of crisis and dayto-day uncertainties take top priority all this month. Prepare for last-minute work schedule changes and demands. You’re always organized and willing to pitch in. We are in for the long haul in regard to this global tsunami. Personal Power Days: July 23, July 24 LIBRA 9/24-10/23 You’re a positive influence on others. However, misunderstandings, mergers, business alliances or significant relationships seem to be under pressure. This will last until the week of July 13. You’ll reach an agreement or compromise on July 20. The cardinal square— the four signs of long duration—continue to stand firm well into the end of the year. Personal Power Days: July 25, July 26 SCORPIO 10/24-11/22 Welcome to the intensity of another water sign, Cancer. Prepare for its goodbye in the months ahead. Keep your eye on the stock and real estate markets this month. Banks and credit investments are all concerns. July events have worldwide effects. Personal Power Days: July 27, July 28

SAGITTARIUS 11/23-12/21 Changes are afoot—new laws, regulations, restrictions, structures, humanitarian principles, etc. July’s big picture is being written and edited. Developments in the first three weeks are previews of what’s coming. Pay attention July 13 to July 31 and ask yourself what effect they will have on your profession and lifestyle. Learn something new to stay informed and to improve your qualifications. Personal Power Days: July 2, July 3, July 29, July 30 CAPRICORN 12/22-1/19 Agree to disagree in relationships this month. Your sign identifies with governments, corporations, businesses, responsibility and ownership. It’s what makes our material world go ‘round. Expect many small businesses to collapse. The reality is in your face. You adapt and compromise July 20 to July 31. Personal Power Days: July 4, July 5 July 31 AQUARIUS 1/20-2/18 Last month’s financial changes took you by surprise. If you’re considering a change of job, profession or relocation, July is the month to do it. Make up your mind around July 5, the full moon. Allow two weeks to prepare and follow through on July 20. Then wait it out. The latter half of the month provides social interactions. Personal Power Days: July 6, July 7, July 8 PISCES 2/19-3/20 You may be rewriting the rules this month. Those in the medical field will be busy. Just get the job done and deal with the hectic pace, starting on July 13. Release the fear and trust your feelings. July’s negative news is felt throughout the world and doesn’t reflect your personal circumstance. Those on lockdown and working from home adjust well, as Pisces enjoys their own company. There will be plenty of water around us this summer. Personal Power Days: July 9 and July 10 



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Feature Marketing, Inc.

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Refurbished Tier 1 Business Quality Computers & Laptops. Dell - Lenovo - HP. All equipment comes with warranty. We also stock monitors, mice and more. Call and save hundreds of dollars. We do any size order from single PC to outfitting an entire call center or office. We work hard to give you the best quality, service and price. Call 480-947-9912 or go to 7464 E Tierra Buena Ln Ste. #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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