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22 Finding a Home

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Waste Management Phoenix Open unveils new logo The Thunderbirds—hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open—unveiled a new tournament logo that will be used in all event messaging, marketing and branding beginning with the 2021 WM Phoenix Open, scheduled to be played February 1 to February 17 at TPC Scottsdale. The moniker features the most iconic hole in golf—the 16th hole stadium at TPC Scottsdale—and partner Waste Management’s distinctive WM. “We’re extremely excited to unveil our new tournament logo, which we feel reflects the modern look and feel of our event,” says 2021 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Scott Jenkins. “The new logo is recognizable and fitting for our world-class tournament and representative of an outstanding partnership with Waste Management—one of the very best on the PGA Tour.” In 2019, Waste Management extended its title sponsorship of the Phoenix Open through 2030, which replaced a 10-year agreement endorsed during the 2016 tournament. Since Waste Management became title sponsor in 2010, the WM Phoenix Open has raised more than $95 million for Arizona charities, while Waste Management’s zero waste approach—which began at the 2012 event—has diverted tournament waste through recycling, composting, donation, reuse or energy creation, making the WM Phoenix Open the largest zero-waste sporting

event in the world. “The refreshed WM Phoenix Open logo brings together two iconic and recognizable elements, the tournament’s 16th hole and our WM,” says Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management. “Together, with our partners, the Thunderbirds, we’ve made this a world-class tournament atop the bucket list of many fans, all while keeping sustainability front and center, producing a tournament that gives back to the community and environment.” “The People’s Open” was named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA Tour four times in the past six years (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) to acknowledge the tournament’s legendary status as one the most unique events in golf. The 2021 edition will mark the 86th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA Tour) and the 12th as the WM Phoenix Open. The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 280 “life” members. The Thunderbirds raised a record $14 million for charity from proceeds from the 2020 WM Phoenix Open and have eclipsed $161 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932. Info:

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for delivering operational excellence with balanced growth to companies facing unique challenges and complex situations. He was most recently the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Marsh Supermarkets Inc., a multiformat regional food retailer based in Indianapolis. Prior to Marsh, Lazaran served as the chief executive officer, president and director of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., which was a publicly traded company and one of the largest supermarket chains in the Southeast. He is a senior industry partner for the private equity firm New State Capital and serves as an adviser to the retail industry through his consulting practice, Galazarano Consulting & Investments.

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Corcoran Platinum Living launches in Scottsdale Corcoran Group LLC launched its newest affiliate, Corcoran Platinum Living, in Scottsdale. The announcement was made via virtual appearance by Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of The Corcoran Group. This is the ninth Corcoran affiliate to launch in the United States since the start of the year. Corcoran Platinum Living specializes in locations across Arizona—primarily in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area—and its establishment marks Corcoran’s arrival in the state. With more than 185 agents across five offices, Corcoran Platinum Living is led by Jay and Michelle Macklin. “I’m incredibly impressed by the work that the Corcoran Platinum Living team has done over the years and that our first

Arizona affiliate aligns so well with our brand values,” Liebman says. “The focused and dedicated growth plans we have in the western United States—particularly in urban and resort markets—are undeniable, and I can’t wait to see the Corcoran Platinum Living team shine as they grow in this next chapter.” The creation of Corcoran Platinum Living represents Corcoran’s foray into its eighth state. As a locally owned and operated real estate company in the fastest-growing city in the United States, Corcoran Platinum Living has crafted its culture through its methodical agent and staff selection and through its quest to offer the best systems and resources for agent success.

The firm also prides itself on customized, personal coaching—much of which is conducted by co-owner Jay Macklin. Earlier this year, the firm was recognized with RIS Media’s Trailblazer Award. “Our company was built on and is run by the principle that the size of a circle you give through will always be proportionate to the size you receive through,” Macklin says. “We were honored to not only be selected by Corcoran to enter this new phase for our firm but also to align with the brand because of our shared values on agent experience and education and the opportunities we very clearly saw for both our agents’ and clients’ futures.” Info:

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Mosaic Financial Associates joins Wilde Wealth Management

Mosaic Financial Associates—a wealth management firm that specializes in collaborative and highly strategic financial plans for individuals and medical professionals across the country—joined the Airpark’s Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent financial services firm that provides comprehensive retirement, investment, real estate, insurance, legal and tax-planning services all under one roof. Both teams will retain their branding as well as their staffs through the move and partnership. “We have been looking to add depth to our practice for some time, both in talent and service offerings,” says Anthony C. Williams, president and co-founder of Mosaic Financial Associates. “Wilde Wealth, like us, offers boutique, customized investment planning advice but also gives us access to their in-house service offerings in the fields of legal, taxes, risk management, family services, real estate and insurance.” Williams founded Mosaic in 2008 with Marcus E. Ortega, who serves as the firm’s chief financial officer. Together, they have nearly 50 years of collective experience in the financial services industry. In addition, they hold multiple registrations and professional designations to

provide clients with a variety of financial planning, investment management and insurance services. One of Mosaic’s points of differentiation is its Orthopaedist Advisory Group, which is an extension of Mosaic exclusively catering to orthopaedic surgeons. “Our highly specialized expertise and service is finely attuned to the hectic schedules and no-nonsense approach of this community, and our client base in this practice is national in scope,” Ortega says. “By aligning with Wilde Wealth, we are able to continue to offer a more comprehensive yet streamlined approach to this highly niche clientele.” According to Trevor Wilde, an Airpark resident who founded Wilde Wealth with his father, Bill, in 2003, his mission through the affiliation is two-fold: utilize Mosaic’s unique expertise in the medical community to expand its services within this niche and to offer clients expanded in-house service offerings from fellow independent specialists in the fields of legal, taxes, risk management, family services, real estate and insurance. “Together, our teams will be able to take all the pieces of a client’s financial puzzle and organize them as well as use them to

build a solid foundation that will serve not just the client but his/her family for generations to come,” Wilde says. In other Wilde news, the company hired Ben Zamora as an investment adviser. Zamora will focus on helping clients be prepared for critical financial events in their lives, such as retirement, strategic investment planning and caring for future generations. He will work from the firm’s Scottsdale/Paradise Valley office, located at 7025 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 115. Zamora earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from ASU, and he also has a certificate of financial planning from Boston Institute of Finance. In 2006, he pursued his interest in the stock market and began his career in finance with Wells Fargo. “For me, the relationship comes first. I believe it’s important to have a trusting, personal relationship with my clients in order to fully understand their goals and objectives, to be able to better deliver my advice and guidance,” Zamora says. “My focus is helping clients be prepared for critical financial events in their lives so they can focus on their personal and professional passions.” Info:

Chasse Building Team creates little free libraries

Chasse Building Team, founded and led by long-time Airpark resident and philanthropic leader Barry Chasse, partnered with the Tempe Elementary School District in recent weeks to assemble and launch “Little Free Libraries” at four elementary schools: Laird, Thew, Nevitt and Scales. “A Little Free Library is a ‘take a book, return a book’ free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small, wooden box of books,” says Chasse, the father of two daughters. “Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.” According to Little Free Library, the nonprofit that founded the concept, studies show that children growing up in homes without books are, on average, three years behind children in homes with lots of books, even when controlled for other key factors. One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home. But two out of three children living

Chasse Project Director and Airpark resident Fred Bueler, District Project Manager Robyn Reichert, Nevitt Elementary instruction support teacher Erica Bradford, District Facilities Director Dave Farmer, Nevitt Principal Vernice Sharpe and Chasse Superintendent Tracy Frenzel gather with masks to celebrate the completion of the Nevitt Little Free Library. (Photo by Alison Bailin Batz)

in poverty have no books to call their own. “Being able to read changes lives for children. Chasse’s donation of the Little Free libraries will impact our children for years to come,” Superintendent Christine Busch says. Chasse assembled the four 4-foot structures at the schools as a team on October 6 and


donated 25 books to each Little Free Library to get the sharing started. Chasse painted each one with the famous Dr. Seuss quote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” to inspire those of all ages who come upon them outside of each school. Info:

AIRPARK BusinessNews Firefighters receive $5K from Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale selected the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association as its fourth Arizona charity to receive a $5,000 donation in October as part of its D.R.I.V.E. Initiative. The Scottsdale dealership reintroduced D.R.I.V.E., which stands for Donations for Recovery & Investment that are Very Essential, as a way to help Valley charities recover following the pandemic. Many have been decimated following the economic downturn combined with critical fundraising canceled in the spring and fall. The campaign has already donated $5,000 to three other charities: Fresh Start, Arizona’s Children Association and Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank. Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale chose the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association as its fourth charity to benefit because of the amazing work the organization does across Scottsdale and the Valley, including its annual charity dinner. “Our firefighters are our first responders and heroes in our community. They risk their lives for us daily and provide essential services to our community,” says Anita Theisen, coowner of Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. “We

know our donation will go to help a variety of charities that the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association helps throughout the year.” Among those causes the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association supports are Scottsdale Human Services, Partners for Paiute, Scottsdale Seniors and Scottsdale Community Partners. “We are so appreciative to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for their longtime support of the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association and our yearly charity dinner. This donation will go a long way in supporting many great causes, and we wouldn’t be able to do this without their support,” says Sasha Weller, president of the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association. A fifth charity will be announced in the coming weeks, with a $5,000 check to follow. The dealership is appealing to all its customers, friends and families to join in donating each month to the selected organizations. The public can also help by sending checks to the United Scottsdale Fire Fighters Charities, P.O. Box 14935, Scottsdale 85267. To confirm your donation, contact Pete Tocco at 602-7999543 or

Tommy Bahama offers island life at home

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale is offering online ordering for delivery or pickup. Choices include Tommy Bahama worldfamous coconut shrimp, blackened mahi mahi tacos, grilled chicken mango salad and its signature pina colada cake, among other popular items. New to the menu are meal packages that feed two people and includes entrées, sides and key lime pie for dessert. Choices range from sliders and taco packs to Kona coffee crusted ribeye and parmesan-crusted Sanibel chicken dinners. Info: 

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Integrity Capital secures $5M loan for hangar

7345 Acoma LLC secured a $5 million bridge construction financing for Scottsdale Hangar. Scottsdale brokerage Integrity Capital LLC helped secure the 18-month bridge construction financing loan. Integrity’s team is led by Principal Dave Kotter and Commercial Loan Processor Tom Hartje. Kotter was proud to get this deal done because it was financed mid-construction, so closing had specific timing requirements. “This was a very complex transaction, and we were honored to be able to deliver such proactive results,” Kotter said.

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Stepping Down Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell is retiring By Wayne Schutsky


cottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell will retire on December 1, ending 17 years as the city’s top cop. The Scottsdale Police Department announced the retirement on October 2, stating Rodbell is leaving the post to “pursue an opportunity in the private sector.” A department spokesman did not respond to a request for more information on Rodbell’s new position. Rodbell became Scottsdale’s sixth police chief when he took the job in 2003 and went on to have the second-longest tenure of any chief for the city, following only Walter Nemetz, who held the post for 19 years from 1963 to 1982. “As an internationally recognized leader in community partnerships and law enforcement, Chief Rodbell is leaving a true legacy of excellence in policing,” City Manager Jim Thompson says. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors, and he will be greatly missed.” The retirement also marks an end to Rodbell’s 45-year career in law enforcement. He started as a patrol officer with Maryland’s Montgomery County Department of Police in 1976 and rose to the level of assistant chief before retiring in 2002 to take the same position in Scottsdale. In 2003, Rodbell took over a department in flux following the firing of former Chief Doug Bartosh, who was let go for lack of leadership in addressing outdated technology and crime response. By all accounts, Rodbell responded to these concerns after taking over the department. Just months after Rodbell took over in 2003, the newly created Repeat Offenders Program unit made 19 felony arrests, shut down a regional counterfeiting ring and recovered $45,000 in stolen property.


Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell announced his retirement on October 2. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Police Department)

The city also saw a downtick in crime after Rodbell took over in 2003, with some in department citing improved technology for helping crack down on property crimes. Between 2004 and 2014, annual property crimes in Scottsdale dropped from nearly 9,000 to 5,301, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics. Annual violent crimes in the city also dropped from 468 to 362 over that 10-year period. Some crime statistics have ticked up recently in Scottsdale. Total violent crimes in the city rose from 396 to 422 between 2017 and 2018, the second straight year of increases. Property crimes, which decreased by 4% between 2016 and 2017, also jumped, going from 5,470 in 2017 to 5,698 in 2018. The department also confronted other issues under Rodbell’s watch, though some of those problems predated his tenure as chief. In 2004, the department changed its hiring policies after

AIRPARK Buzz No use of force was used last night beyond arresting folks, so I couldn’t be more impressed and more pleased and more proud of the men and women in law enforcement. reports that a high-ranking civilian administrator had been hired in 1998 despite admitting to using cocaine over 20 times in violation of the department’s existing hiring standards. The Scottsdale Tribune reported that department leadership had given multiple exemptions to the drug use policy between 1996 and 2003 to at least 10 to 20 police employees. A decade later, irregularities at the Scottsdale Crime Lab ended up in front of the Arizona Supreme Court after several DUI defendants sought to have blood tests thrown out in court over problems with the city’s blood testing equipment. Evidence provided in court in 2013 alleged that equipment put into use in 2009 occasionally printed the wrong names or vial numbers on test results or take information from one blood sample and attach it to a separate sample, leading a judge in Maricopa County Superior Court to invalidate the evidence.

The Arizona Supreme Court later reversed that decision but noted that defendants could inform juries about the history of malfunctions in the testing equipment. More recently, the department received criticism for its response to the Scottsdale Fashion Square riot in May that saw hundreds of people descend on the mall and surrounding properties, causing millions of dollars in property damage and theft. Some local business owners and residents criticized the department for a perceived failure to control the situation or respond with more force. At the time, Rodbell defended the department’s response, citing the fact that it was faced with an unprecedented mass event and no major injuries or deaths were reported in connection with the event. “No use of force was used last night beyond arresting folks, so I couldn’t

be more impressed and more pleased and more proud of the men and women in law enforcement,” Rodbell said the next day. A postmortem report issued by the department acknowledged that it vastly underestimated the size the riot in the hours leading up to the event. Rodbell and the department as a whole also received praise from some local officials for handling the unprecedented situation without risking further violence or injuries to civilians. “There is a partially good result in that worse things didn’t happen,” Mayor Jim Lane says. “It wasn’t, as some people have decried, mass destruction. Nor was it where anybody was injured, and thankfully no one was killed.” Over the course of the next several months, the department made 55 arrests in connection with the riot and recovered thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise. Just weeks later, Rodbell marched alongside over 1,000 peaceful protestors in Downtown Scottsdale who were calling for an end to police brutality and unequal treatment of African Americans. The city has not released details of its plan to find Rodbell’s replacement. A city spokesman did not respond to a request for details on the timeline for the search. 

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Good Neighbor How heartache turned into inspiration for a Scottsdale resident By Autumn Jarrett Jeff Fields and his wife, Danielle Fields. (Photo courtesy Jeff Fields)

Jeff Fields attends Connections of Hope in 2018. (Photo courtesy Jeff Fields)


cottsdale resident and Realtor Jeff Fields turned the heartache of losing three friends into inspiration and dedication to prevent the most preventable death—suicide. Fields is a Phoenix native and attended Sunnyslope High School. He had his eyes set on Hollywood, so after graduating from the University of Arizona, where he studied communications and acting, he moved. “Right out of college, I spent the next four years in Hollywood in the entertainment industry,” says Field. “I did everything, from acting, casting and producing.” After spending four years in Hollywood, Fields returned home to the Valley, where he took over Moon Valley’s theater program for seven years. “I also ran my own production company during that time,” says Fields. “And after seven years of teaching, I decided to go full time with my production company.” For the next couple of years, Fields produced marketing videos, commercials and event videos for various organizations. “After a couple of years dedicated solely to my production company, I was interested in pursuing something in a new direction with

my career,” Fields says. “I was introduced to real estate, and I haven’t looked back since.” With his background in Hollywood and producing, Fields brings something special to the real estate industry. “I blended my production company into real estate, meaning that I could shoot my own properties and produce Hollywood-level videos of the homes,” Fields says. “The homes sold quick and many times sold off the video alone and the buyer never stepping foot into the home.” While attending a charity event, Fields was introduced to Teen Lifeline and felt a deep connection to the nonprofit, after experiencing the pain of losing three friends to suicide. “Teen Lifeline resonated with me, because by the time I was 21, I had already given three eulogies for three of my friends that had taken their own lives,” Fields says. “And during my time at Moon Valley, I prevented more than a dozen students from going down a suicidal


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Jeff Fields attends Teen Lifeline Kick-Off Event. (Photo courtesy Jeff Fields)

MEET YourAirparkNeighbor path, so I knew this was a way I could do more.” Teen Lifeline is a statewide nonprofit that provides teens with life-saving resources on suicide prevention and coping skills, including a peer-to-peer crisis hotline that allows teens to text or call and speak with trained teen volunteers. The hotline operates 3 to 9 p.m. seven days a week at 602-248-8336. Fields offered to volunteer his time and produce and donate a free video to Teen Lifeline to be used for marketing and awareness purposes. “After the success of the video, the executive director asked me to join the board,” Fields says. “And like any good husband, I immediately went home and asked my wife if I could donate a little bit of my time to Teen Lifeline.” To Fields’ surprise, he learned his wife volunteered for Teen Lifeline when she was in high school. In that moment, he knew it was the perfect fit. “I have been on the board for eight years now and served the last four years as the president,” Fields says. Fields has logged nearly 5,000 volunteer hours and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, including helping the organization

purchase a building for its headquarters. Fields is being honored as one of the five National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2020 Good Neighbor Awards winners. For 21 consecutive years, NAR has honored Realtors across the country who are making an extraordinary impact on the world through volunteering. According to NAR, the efforts of this year’s Good Neighbor Awards recipients are even more remarkable given the challenges that COVID-19 brought to their respective humanitarian efforts, including canceled fundraisers, obstacles to in-person volunteering and increased need. Fields will receive a $10,000 grant for Teen Lifeline and will be featured in the NovemberDecember issue of Realtor Magazine. With COVID-19 having an impact on all nonprofits across the state, this award means much more to Fields. “It is an honor to be selected for this award, especially in these troubled times where the pandemic has caused Teen Lifeline to cancel its biggest fundraising event of the year—Connections of Hope,” says Fields. “But more importantly, we are able to raise the awareness of Teen Lifeline’s existence and share this lifesaving organization with the entire country.”

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It is Teen Lifeline and Fields’ hopes to eventually grow Teen Lifeline to a national level. “I am passionate about this because I know how much it works,” says Fields. “I have said many times that suicide is the most preventable death that exist. You just have to recognize the signs that someone is struggling and put a halt to the trauma someone is feeling and give them a new sense of hope.” Last year, Teen Lifeline received more than 28,000 calls to the hotline, with 1 in 3 being about suicide and 86% of callers saying they felt better after calling the hotline. “In the last eight months with the pandemic, we have seen an uptick in calls and texts,” Fields says. “The adapting and shifting of COVID-19 has had major implications on people’s mental health, and it’s an especially difficult adjustment for teens to make.” Despite COVID-19 derailing Teen Lifeline’s Connection of Hope Event, which raises half of the organization’s operating budget, Fields and the team has shifted the focus into making the annual golf tournament event on November 13 a bigger success. To learn more about Teen Lifeline, donate or volunteer visit, 


Starving Artists, Artists Starving to Know Kierland POP festival returns to North Scottsdale By Andrew Checchia


imeliness. Though evocative on its own, the word has grown deeply nuanced throughout a pandemic defined by a collective sense of bad timing. There could never be a “good time” for a global health crisis to hit, but the droves of floundering students, unemployed workers and starving artists will undoubtedly agree that now was an especially bad moment to put life on hold. It accelerated a reckoning with our national identity around the election, with the implications of a digitally steeped culture and with gripping concerns for the future of the planet. But those big ideas don’t just wash over us like water over a sponge. As artists are constantly aware, even this unfortunate timeliness presents an opportunity for growth. Leaning into that reckoning can produce profound statements on the concerns of the moment. So, as the state finds ways to safely reintroduce social gatherings, turn to the work of the isolated artists if you want to start thinking about solutions to these big, pandemic-era problems. In the Airpark, the Kierland POP festival plans to return to the Kierland Commons and the Westin Kierland from November 13 to 15. Those soon-to-be featured artists— cooped up for months without alternatives to digital distribution—can finally present their in-person visual, musical and performance pieces with proper distancing guidelines.

The Kierland POP festival will return November 13 to November 15. (Submitted photos)

“I think the most important thing is to stress how important it is to support local artists in some capacity,” says Kate Marquez, the executive director of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA). While other festivals struggle to find ways to safely change their programming, Marquez and the team organizing Kierland POP found easy adjustments to bring back the local artist-centric weekend. The changes first include an extension of the timeframe. Now the weekend programming will kick off with a 5K night run on

Friday, November 13. The ticketed run will take place around the Westin Kierland Golf Club, with appropriate safety guidelines (like a distanced, staggered start) for anyone looking to walk or run the course in the cool fall weather. And the proceeds from the $25 entry price will go directly to Don’t Be A Chump, Check For A Lump, a local breast cancer charity. “For our organization in particular, it was hard to make the transition quickly. It really challenged us,” Marquez says of SAACA’s transition to pandemic planning. “This opportunity, though, we thought



ART there was an ability to keep alive.” More than just keeping it alive, the Kierland POP festival’s central two days of celebration, November 14 and 15, will bring dozens of artists to the area for nonstop exhibitions. Uniquely for the Kierland event, subtitled an “art in unexpected places festival,” it focuses on pop-up art—unexpected performances that can happen at any time or any place around the festival grounds. “You’ll be dining at one of the restaurants and a theater performance can happen right next to you,” says Marquez about the pop-up focus. “(We’re) really focusing on art in unexpected places.” The Vessel Project, one of the many performance groups to attend the festival in years past, captures this spur-of-themoment mentality. As an “ethereal pop-up art experience,” they’ve always brought timely, exciting performances to the festival, and this year they hope to bring the feelings and imagery of the pandemic into their exhibition. From built-in masks to hoops that actually mark the necessary space for social distancing, they encapsulate how artists are adapting their work to comment

on the current state of affairs. But not all artists have that opportunity. Marquez and others with their attention turned to the national arts landscape already see significant devastation at the level of creators and institutions. Unlike adaptable workers or online students, artists—especially those based around performance or in-person visual experiences—simply have no alternative. Without the limited but expected revenue of a small market, a local gig or a museum placement, revenue streams dried up almost instantly. Digital avenues present exciting and innovative opportunities, but not all kinds of performance are conducive to a YouTube video or a Zoom livestream. “Whether they’re supporting from home or in person, the most important thing is to remember how decimated the arts industry has been,” Marquez says. “Early estimates are showing 50% closure (of arts spaces). The arts will be affected hard and long.” Still, the deepest valley of doom and gloom during COVID-19’s harshest throes may be behind us. Fear over a second wave and the general uncertainty around this all-too-timely pandemic justifiably cloud


the future, but for those comfortable with reentering social spaces, supporting the arts right now could save countless artists’ livelihoods. And the Kierland POP festival will still feature a set of online programming (including livestreams and an online storefront) for those wanting to help from home. “The arts have kept us alive through the pandemic. The arts are the fabric of what’s allowed us to stay connected,” Marquez says of the continued importance of creativity. So, as creative work catches up with this virus’ timely devastation, it too will comment on the significant troubles highlighted across our society. Right now, we can all do our part to help keep them going long enough to produce the next great work that will do it.  Kierland POP 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 14, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15 Kierland Commons’ Main Street, 15205 N. Kierland Boulevard, Scottdale


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Hole-y Moley! Jackson Hole offers adventures for outdoorsmen, animal lovers By Alison Bailin Batz


pacious skies? Check. Amber waves of grain? Check. Purple mountain majesty? Check. Jackson Hole, a mountain-lined paradise in the heart of Wyoming and near the Teton Mountain Range, is America at its most beautiful. The region has earned national attention as a chic refuge for the likes of Kim Kardashian, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore and Harrison Ford in recent years. Beyond being a mecca for celebrities looking to escape from it all, it is the perfect place for adventure buffs, culinary connoisseurs and nature lovers of every shape and size. It also happens to be one place you need not worry about social distancing, as there is space as far as the eye can see—and then some. Most who visit do so in the thick of the winter given the tremendous skiing at Jackson Hole Resort, but also consider a trip in the fall or even plan for a spring or summer visit, because it is heaven on earth. Four Seasons Jackson Hole will take your breath away. (Photo courtesy Four Seasons Jackson Hole)



Surrounded by 3.4 million pristine acres of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and encompassed by the iconic, jagged peaks of the Teton


Just one Wyoming resident you might see on a Jackson Hole Grand Teton Wildlife Safari. (Photo courtesy Visit Jackson Hole)

Snow King Resort is the town’s largest full-service, year-round resort, with 203 newly renovated guestrooms. (Photo courtesy Snow King)

Range and Grand Teton National Park, Snow King Resort is one of Jackson’s most celebrated resorts. It provides an authentic, Western lodging experience with 203 comfortably appointed guest accommodations and 60 luxury and classic vacation condominium rentals. The resort’s signature restaurant, Hayden’s Post, features traditional American favorites with a local-centric twist and an expansive outdoor patio with panoramic views. The property also features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and hot tub and executive fitness center that is open 24 hours a day. Recreational activities abound all season, including mountain biking, water sports, skiing and snowboarding, as well as all of the

Wyoming is wild and wondrous for those who love the outdoors. (Photo courtesy Visit Jackson Hole)

outdoor experiences offered on Snow King Mountain. Most notably, Snow King Resort is the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, which make for easy day trips. Another amazing option: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole. The Five Diamond AAA resort is just a mile from the entrance of Grand Teton National Park, among the top mountaineering, hiking, backcountry and fishing locales in the United States and home to thousands of species of animals, notably moose, bald eagles, elk, deer, bears and bison. There are just over 100 rooms, 18 suites and 34 residences on property, and each standard room boasts its own private balcony. The

spectacular suites—ranging from 750 to 2,200 square feet—have similarly stunning balconies as well as spacious living areas, expansive master bedrooms and marble bathrooms. The prettier-than-a-postcard resort has a heated outdoor pool, multiple hot spring-style jetted tubs, three award-winning restaurants, a small-bite mixology bar, access to a nearby ropes course and hiking trails. There is also a dedicated team of on-site naturalists that lead adventures, including wildlife safaris, fly fishing and stargazing daily, given the greatest of the great outdoors awaits at every turn.


Beyond what the hotels offer, adventure awaits at every turn here. For those looking to see it from a bird’s-eye view, Fly Jackson Hole offers four scenic flight packages daily that start at $295 and range from 60 to 90 minutes. During the tours, expect to soar over the Tetons, Snake River, several waterfalls, alpine lakes and canyons. For the daredevil, Teton Hang Gliding’s experienced FAA Flight instructors lead multiple hang-gliding expeditions daily using a powered buggy with an open cockpit. Less high in the sky and more wet and wild, Barker Ewing White Water offers whitewater rafting and scenic float trips along Jackson Hole’s Snake River. The tours, available separately and able to be combined together into packages, many with meals included, range from seven to 15 miles and start at $60. The whitewater rafting section of the Snake River is Class III, perfect for people of all ages and experience, while the scenic float is an unhurried, relaxing jaunt down the river best for photographers and nature lovers. Or if a power boat is more your speed, there are four main marinas for boating in Grand Teton National Park that offer rentals,



TRAVEL Jackson Hole is the definition of the Great Outdoors.

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services and other amenities for adventures on the Snake River and numerous lakes. Signal Mountain Lodge is a best bet, as it has deck cruisers, pontoon boats and motorboats. Also a must for nature lovers is the Jackson Hole Grand Teton Wildlife Safari, an eight-hour exploration of the wildlife, geology and natural history of Grand Teton National Park. The tour—which starts at $275 and includes meals, water, binoculars and spotting scopes—features hiking, wildlife viewing, an optional boat ride, light mountain climbing and ample photo opportunities along Jenny Lake, the base of the Tetons, Signal Mountain, Jackson Lake and Snake River.

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Because one cannot live on adventure alone, Jackson Hole has a vibrant culinary, art and shopping scene. Both Jackson Hole Winery, which sits along a serene creek and makes exceptional chardonnays, pinot noirs and red blends, and Jackson Hole Still Works, which makes vodka, gin and double cask gin using water from the nearby mountains, are open daily for tastings. If just one wine tasting option won’t cut it, Bin 22, which is inspired by the owner’s visits to European tasting rooms and bistros, features an eclectic wine shop, gourmet groceries and a tapas bar. West Bank Grill, a modern American steakhouse, offers dishes inspired by indigenous flavors and local traditional. Snake River Grill, in the heart of the town square, has become known nationwide for its rustic fine dining. Similarly, Granary Restaurant at Spring Creek Ranch offers refined dining with floor-to-ceiling views of the Tetons. There is also The Blue Lion Restaurant, which is located in charming historic house that owner Ned Brown purchased in 1978. There, expect dishes such as rack of lamb, elk tenderloin and fresh Idaho rainbow trout. Among the dozens of art galleries in the region, Gallery Wild, which showcases fine art inspired by wildlife, wild open spaces and conservation, and Wilcox Gallery, home of renowned landscape painter Jim Wilcox and several others, both stand out. And finally, for the travelers who like to stop and shop a bit, Wyoming Outfitters, a locally owned boutique that dates back to 1910 and features men’s and women’s casual apparel, jewelry, gifts, home décor and children’s items, and Altitude, a designer boutique, are musts.  Jackson Hole




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Acquisitions elevate Landsea Homes to state’s leading homebuilder


By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski andsea Homes has found a home in Arizona. Landsea Homes has established its division office at Scottsdale Airpark—and by the end of this year, the company is expected to deliver 1,000 homes in Arizona. “We went from zero to a thousand-plus in just two years,” says Greg Balen, the Arizona division president. “It’s been organic growth. We initially set up a team here to look for a project but that quickly evolved into realizing the value of having an even greater presence in this market. Over the last two years, we’ve acquired two homebuilding companies: Pinnacle West Homes and Garrett Walker Homes.” Landsea Homes also recently announced plans to become a public company in the fourth quarter of 2020, and will be Nasdaq-listed under the new ticker symbols “LSEA,” “LSEAW” and “LSEAU,” respectively. Founded in 2013, Landsea Homes is a Newport Beach, California-based homebuilder of high-performance homes

and sustainable master-planned communities in major U.S. markets such as Southern and Northern California, Arizona, Boston and New York. In Arizona, Landsea offers single-family, detached homes—one and two story—in Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Surprise and Tolleson. “Our team in Arizona consists of highquality people with market expertise who understand the value of providing best-inclass homes and unmatched, outstanding customer service throughout the Valley,” he says. “Our strategic focus continues to be creating communities in highly desirable markets across the United States, and Arizona fits that criteria. “We really believe in this market. It’s a great place to live. With a robust local economy and continued job growth, the area is attracting new residents and providing opportunities for current homeowners to expand to accommodate their growing families.”


Balen says Landsea Homes is appealing to first-time buyers, in particular the Garrett Walker Collection, which offers affordable new homes in convenient locations with the quality of a trusted and established homebuilder. “We’re able to offer high-quality homes at attainable price points,” he says. “It’s very compelling for someone who’s currently renting to buy a home. We do a lot of research to understand our customers and exactly what works well for them. That is very important, as we can devote resources to things they want, as opposed to things we think they should want. “Our homebuyers have their included options and then they can choose upgraded carpet, countertops, and personalize the home to suit their needs.” Earlier this year, Landsea Homes launched its Performance Collection, which offers High Performance Home features in select communities in Arizona and California. The features consist of three core pillars, including home automation, sustainability and energy savings, which gives homebuy-

Greg Balen, left, is the Arizona division president for Landsea Homes, while Todd Condon is its vice president of sales and marketing. (Submitted photo)



ers connected living at their fingertips, providing ease, security and privacy. “Sustainability is a defining characteristic for Landsea Homes, and the company’s deep respect for the shared environment of the communities created are reflected in every Landsea High Performance Home,” Balen says. “We take great pride in delivering responsibly designed homes with the highest standards in sustainable building technology so that every detail creates a healthy living environment and enhances the lives of our residents.” Balen adds that the insulation makes the homes more comfortable and less susceptible to the hostile environment in Arizona. For sustainability, the company has much lower waste factors than the industry average. “The job sites are safer because there’s less extra material lying around before it gets disposed of,” Balen says. “It’s smart. We’re always trying to do a better job that way.” All of Landsea’s High Performance Homes are supported by a partnership with leading technology company Apple and utilize the Apple HomeKit environment to operate all home automation features from one mobile application. The smart home automation features, installed and compatible with Apple HomeKit,

include an Apple TV media manager device, MeshNet wireless internet throughout the home, entry door locks, thermostat control, garage door opener control, light dimmer switches, doorbell camera pre-wire, and high-touch customer service with an individualized training session from an expert who ensures that all applications are working properly. “Today’s homebuyers seek a balanced life through technology, the ability to stay connected, and the option to be in control all while maintaining a high level of privacy and security. Our High Performance Homes and the partnership with Apple provide the features and conveniences people have come to expect,” he adds. To further its sustainability mindset, Landsea Homes includes various features that contribute to healthy living, including appliances that reduce energy waste and tankless water heaters that generate hot water faster. Landsea Homes also offers the option to install the REME HALO air purifier in homes across Arizona, which mitigates indoor contaminants to keep residents safe and support healthy living. With each High Performance Home, the homebuyer is provided with enhanced roof insulation, wall insulation and floor insulation, more efficient mechanical systems,

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Energy Star-rated appliances and LED lighting. The cost-in-use features lower monthly bills and encourages environmental awareness and stewardship. “On day one, a homebuyer can come in and live in a functioning smart home that they can augment with other products and tailor to their lifestyle,” Balen says. “Our tagline is ‘Live in Your Element,’ and that’s what we want our customers to be able to do on a daily basis.” Landsea Homes plans to continue to grow and expand in Arizona and retain its foothold as one of the largest homebuilders in the state. In September, the company acquired 476 finished single-family home sites at Sunrise Ranch in Surprise. “We’re aggressively seeking opportunity in Arizona and other markets,” Balen says. “Our focus is always on overall lifestyle and allowing our customers to live their best life in that market. “At the end of the day, we do a really good job of understanding our customers and creating opportunities for them to thrive in their homes—perhaps the most important purchase decision they make.” 


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‘Intervention is Prevention’

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Lauren Kelly, an occupational therapist for MEASURAbilities Home Safety, demonstrates how the new pull-down cabinets and appliances work in a recently completed custom remodel for a client’s home. (Photo


By Kamala Kirk alls are the leading cause of injuries in older Americans, according to the National Council on Aging. Not only do falls threaten a person’s safety and independence, but they can also result in costly medical care. After Deena Goldstein’s father fell following lung surgery, she and her husband, Sandy, a physical therapist, started Airparkbased MEASURAbilities Home Safety in 2013 to help create safer home environments. “More and more of our population is aging in place, and fall prevention home safety is critical,” Deena says. “We noticed a gap in discharge planning where people were being sent home from rehab or the hospital, but nobody was addressing their home environments. People had wheelchairs that were wider than the doorway entrance or walkers that were too wide for the bathroom. This resulted in many repeat falls that would send people back to the hospital, often resulting in more serious issues, including hip fractures, bone breaks and traumatic brain injuries. When my late father was discharged from the hospital with a walker, no one showed him how to use it and he fell when he was at home. This kind of thing doesn’t need to happen. Intervention is prevention.” MEASURAbilities Home Safety specializes in clinically guided fall prevention home safety solutions to ensure that everyone, from seniors to people with disabilities, are able to live confidently and safely in their homes. After meeting with patients, their family and care team at a hospital, rehab or other facility to discuss their individual needs for when they return home, a physical or occupational therapist from MEASURAbilities’ team is sent to the home to perform a free safety assessment.

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“We take a look at the areas that are being reported as concerns by clinicians and family, then our therapist makes clinically guided recommendations,” Deena explains. “We provide and install everything they need to create a fully accessible home, from safety bars and ramps to a nonslip surface treatment for floors and even full accessibility remodels. A lot of the time we have the house taken care of before a person is even discharged. We are licensed, bonded and insured.” Deena and Sandy often go into homes and have to remove misplaced safety bars and other items that have been ordered online and installed in the wrong places by handymen. “A safety grab bar is not an end-all or one size fits all,” she points out. “Every person’s requirements are different, and when an item is incorrectly installed, it can put a person

at an even greater risk for falling or injury.” One of their most popular offerings is the nonslip treatment, which adds friction by creating a nonvisible etching beneath the surface of floors, tubs and showers. There is no visible change to the appearance of a surface that has been treated, but when the area gets wet there is increased traction, which decreases one’s risk of falling. “Bathrooms are the No. 1 place where falls occur in a home, and often people lose confidence in their ability to be around water,” Deena says. “Research shows that if they’re more guarded and fearful, their risk of falling can actually increase. Our nonslip treatment is very quick to apply, and we’ve done a lot of pool areas, as well as group homes, hotel bathtubs and restaurants, where floors are slippery. The nonslip treatment is also popular in kitchens, where there tends to be



MEASURAbilities Home Safety’s services include the installation of safety bars and barrier-free showers in clients’ homes to help reduce the risk of fall. (Photo courtesy MEASURAbilities Home Safety)

a lot of water as well.” For clients with more extensive needs, MEASURAbilities Home Safety also does complete home remodels and works with a team of contractors and designers. Recently, the team gutted and customized a home for


a wheelchair-dependent client. Working in partnership with R4 Residential, they spent more than six months transforming the entire home to make it more accessible. Updates included the addition of automatic doors, a ceiling lift, ramps, a barrier-free bathroom, drop-down cabinets and appliances. “Now she can enjoy the independence of being able to do things like open a cabinet in her kitchen without any trouble,” Deena says. “It was the most touching and moving experience.” Because its employees are considered essential workers, MEASURAbilities Home Safety has continued to provide its services throughout COVID-19. It has been following all of the recommended CDC guidelines to ensure the ongoing safety of its clients and staff. “Home safety doesn’t rest because of a pandemic,” Deena says. “People are spending more time at home than ever, so we need


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Junk in the Trunk returns with a new venue and free admission By Annika Tomlin unk in the Trunk Market is back and ready for business with its new Holiday Pop-Up at Scottsdale Quarter from November 1 to December 27. Since 2011, Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt have been running a vintage and antiques market every

year, their first one in a friend’s backyard in September of that year. Over the years the women moved their market to WestWorld of Scottsdale, attracting more than 200,000 shoppers. “(The Holiday Pop-Up) is actually something that we talked about doing for a really long time,” Arnold says. “When COVID-19 hit, a lot of our vendors were impacted and were not able to make an income these last six months, because all of our shows have been canceled. We really wanted to come up with a solution for them and give them the opportunity to make some money this year. Also, I know


Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt have been operating Junk in the Trunk Market since 2011. (Photo courtesy Junk in the Trunk)

a lot of our shoppers were really sad about the market.” When it came time to decide where they wanted to host this new Holiday Pop-Up, Scottsdale was the answer. “We know that Scottsdale has always been a big gathering place for us,” Holt says. “That’s where our markets have been for nine years. That’s been our home, so we wanted to keep doing something there for sure.” The ladies of Junk in the Trunk have had to cancel two markets this year because of COVID-19 and one in San Diego last year prior to the pandemic. “I think for us basically we had to reevaluate our entire business because every market we had planned for the last year has basically been canceled,” Holt says. “We really had to reevaluate everything in trying to come up with a way to help our vendors

Junk in the Trunk is hosting its first Holiday Pop-up Market at Scottsdale Quarter. (Photo courtesy Junk in the Trunk)

to provide.” Holt considers their vendors “family.” “They have become our family, and we wanted to be able to find a way to help them and also provide for their families, because not only was it a loss of income for us, but it was a loss of income for all of them.” During COVID-19, the ladies have completed other ventures, including opening a small boutique shop and restaurant in Phoenix called The Vintage Arcadia and offering an online space for their vendors. “We launched an online marketplace in April, and we have, I think, over 90 vendors on there,” Holt says. “Even though we weren’t able to all gather in person together with our vendors and with

Junk in the Trunk will partner with local small businesses to sell items at its Holiday Pop-up Market. (Photo courtesy Junk in the Trunk)

our shoppers, it’s still been a fun way for us to kind of all be together and a fun way for our shoppers to still be able to shop from all of our amazing vendors.” While the majority of the vendors are from Arizona and California, the online marketplace features makers from around the country. As for the Holiday Pop-Up, the organizers spoke to the Scottsdale Quarter in April to plan it. The store, which has

free admission, will be open Tuesday to Sunday, allowing the 40 vendors to restock on Monday. “The inventory will be constantly changing,” Arnold says. “The vendors will be constantly restocking until it will be kind of like a new store every time that you come in, which will be really fun. “These vendors will have a storefront in a really high-end mall where most of them wouldn’t be able to afford it normally. “ One of the staple features of the markets—the photo backdrop—will make an appearance at the pop-up, along with an equally decorative storefront. “We are trying to bring the market to this pop-up shop and just make it a mini version,” Arnold says. “All of the favorite things, like the photo backdrop, music and shopping, will be there. We’re bringing a little bit of everything that people know and love about the market.”  Junk in the Trunk 's The Market at Scottsdale Quarter 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through December 27 Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite H 1-180, Scottsdale




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n “Sideways,” the iconic 2004 movie on all things wine, Paul Giamatti’s character, Miles, famously hates merlot. During the film, he goes so far as to say “If anyone orders merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any (expletive) merlot.” A few years after the film, Sonoma State University did a study, finding the movie was directly responsible for a massive blow to the merlot market, which flourished at an unprecedented level just prior. Well, forget “Sideways,” at least when it comes to its thoughts on the varietal, which explodes with dark fruit flavor and is one of the softest red wines on the palate. Here are some of the lushest expressions of the delightful grape available today, each especially perfect as we move into fall. 2017 Crusher Merlot The deep red of this bottle is reminiscent of cherry pie, which is fitting because every sip bursts with mixed berry pie filling, dark cherry, currant, warm vanilla and a subtle spearmint note. The wine is medium-bodied and loaded with juicy fruit flavors, spice rack notes and a silky finesse. $16 2014 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Merlot This Los Angeles International Wine Competition gold medal winner will have blueberries dancing on your palate upon tastings. Then, it gets pleasantly earthy, almost with a hint of coffee followed by just the slightest bit of rose petals. $26


Swanson 6016 Merlot, Napa Valley Deep in color and rich in aroma—you won’t soon forget the combination of blue fruit, pie crust and a touch of coconut husk on the nose. This full-bodied merlot delights with ripe plum along with cassis flavors. There are also secondary flavors present, predominantly a touch of cigar box and maybe graphite? $32 2016 Long Meadow Ranch Napa Valley Merlot Stunning in every sip, it starts with bright fruit aromas of dark and red fruits—even a bit of berry—which then give way to subtle plum notes and even what tastes like Crème de Cassis (a sweet, dark red liqueur made from black currants). The grand finale of each sip is the big, rich aroma and then taste of cherry followed by raspberry. $40 Midnight Cellars 2017 Estate Merlot Eerily dark in color and richly provoking with its nose of smoky, earthy, plum and

leather all at once. The mouthfeel is full of structured tannin from the black fruit, ripe plum, earth and mineral flavor profiles. Dense and dusty tannins carry into the impossibly long finish. $44 2017 Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot This wine should be a staple in all homes. Upon opening, the aromas of fresh, ripe blueberries, ripe plum and black currants are enchanting, heighted by the secondary aromas of cedar and vanilla. Upon tasting this medium-bodied merlot, you will be delighted by the flavors of plums and blueberries again, but this time with figs sweetening the experience. $45 Prospice 2017 Walla Walla Valley Merlot Vibrantly juicy up front, but then seductively earthy and a bit spicy as it finishes, this Washington wine surprises in every sip. Some have notes of dark chocolate, while others red fruit and others a combination of both flavors, all balanced with the earthy heat. $50 Dusted Valley 2017 BFM This merlot gets a little bit of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot, making it one of the biggest and boldest options at this price point. All of the lush red and

dark fruits are there, but with some hefty richness in every sip. $55 2015 Leoness Cellars VS Merlot: Los Caballos Aged for 24 months in small French and European oak barrels, this merlot is well balanced and well structured, with beautiful layers of blackberry, black cherry and plum complemented by earthy aromas typical of this vineyard. Enjoy the subtle nuances of tobacco and vanilla that develop as the wine finishes long and smooth. $60


2014 Oak Mountain Merlot This wine is perfect for a (socially distanced) dinner party, as it goes with any dish you can dream up. To some, they’ll taste chocolate, while others get plums and licorice and even others will get black cherry and a big ole jammy finish. Everyone will love the velvety finish. $30

Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Merlot 2017 This famed merlot is a love letter to blackberries, black cherries and black plums. The juiciness of these fruits is perfectly balanced by bright and refreshing acidity as well as defined minerality. Bold and complex, this elegant merlot would change even Miles’ mind. $69.99 Beringer Vineyards 2016 Bancroft Ranch (Howell Mountain) Merlot Distinctive, even decadent, this full-bodied plush wine is well structured and balanced with complex aromas and flavors of dark fruits, milk chocolate, black cherry and licorice. It is then accented with herbal notes and baking spices. Soft but potent, it delivers a memorable, spicy finish. $90 





Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea has a large patio for social distancing. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea pours cold brew on the Airpark By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski


lliot Greenberg and his business partner father, David, started searching for a business in which to invest four years ago so they could work for themselves. “We wanted to do something together and we were looking for the right brand that fit with our core values,” he says. “Obviously, it had to be something that we could 100% support.” A franchise broker suggested Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea. “When they said Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, I liked the idea of a coffee and tea concept—even without knowing anything about the brand,” Greenberg says. “The more we learned about it, the more we fell in love with Sweetwaters. The reviews were unbelievable. I looked at every review for every location. I did a ton of due diligence and market research. The more we kept learning, the more we enjoyed learning about the brand, about the founders, about how many awards they’ve won—all this good stuff.” After training in Michigan, the duo opened the location in the Airpark at 14850 N. 87th Street, Suite 110. “When we flew out to Michigan for ‘Meet the Team Day,’ we met the founders, we learned about the brand and we did an actual taste test,” he says. “Up until this point, we had never tasted anything. This was the make-or-break situation. What if you love everything


Elliot Greenberg, pictured, brought Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea to Arizona with his father, David. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

that you’ve heard, but the product is not what it really is? Either you walk away or you move forward.” In Michigan, the owners did a side-by-side comparison of Sweetwaters coffee and Starbucks, the No. 1 competitor in the world. Greenberg said the difference was night and day. “We were sold,” he says. “We were sold at that point. We signed the paperwork, and we own a franchise now.” Looking for the perfect location proved to be daunting. Sweet-

Snacks and pastries are available at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, along with cold brew coffee and teas. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

The lamp that hangs over Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea’s community table is a staple in the cafes nationwide. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

waters was founded about 27 years ago by Wei and Lisa Bee in Ann Arbor, near their alma mater, the University of Michigan. There are now cafes across the country—but it was relatively unknown in Arizona. Landlords weren’t interested in talking to owners of a franchise that was unestablished here. Greenberg didn’t have restaurant or franchise experience either. “All of the real estate brokers who we were working with said, ‘Hey, your first location is hands down going to be the most difficult to find,’” recalls Greenberg, who also works as an IT consultant for hospitals countrywide. They walked away from their first location in a different city but fell in love with the spot off Raintree Boulevard. Since it moved in and opened in midOctober, Sweetwaters’ cold brew, which is brewed for more than 18 hours, has been a hit.

“It’s really smooth,” Greenberg says. “There’s no bite. It’s not bitter in any sense. It’s just so smooth. “Then we have our ‘Straight Up,’ which is smooth, simple cold brew, nothing added, and our ‘Dirty,” which is our cold brew, straight up, with chocolate, espresso and real cream. We focus on real quality, real ingredients. We’re not going for artificial ingredients.” The menu also includes signature teas like ginger lemon or ginger raspberry, hot or iced; chai, hot or iced; Thai iced tea; and jasmine, passion fruit, imperial black, mandarin orange rooibos iced tea. Featured premium teas are herbal (Greek mint); green (Emerald Matcha blend and Dragon Pearl Jasmine); black (Earl Grey) and blend (winter blossom). …continues on page 38 NOVEMBER 2020 / SCOTTSDALE AIRPARK NEWS /


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[&23] Z&Z-BZ&S …continued from page 37 Catering is available as well. Brewed coffees and tea boxes serve 10, and they stay hot up to two hours. Community is important to Greenberg as well. He is planning on dropping by local businesses to introduce them to Sweetwaters. They already handed out cold brew bottles for free to a few neighbors. Sticking with that theme, the Greenbergs collaborated with the Scottsdale Artists League to hang its makers’ artwork in the coffeehouse. “They supply all the art, and they’ll swap it out every month,” he says. “So, we get free art that’s beautiful on the wall, and the artists get to sell directly to the public. They have a place to show off their art. “We don’t take any commissions. It’s a win-win for everyone.” When COVID-19 calms down, he adds, he’s going to have painting classes in the shop as well as planting events with succulents. For the holidays, he’s considering bringing Santa in. The community table at Sweetwaters is perfect for that. “I want to bring in networking groups or real estate groups,” he says. “This is a free space, and let’s say they go to a Facebook page and reserve the table for an hour or something. It’s going to be free.” The Greenbergs’ goal is to have 10 Sweetwaters locations around the Valley within the next five to seven years. “There’s so much room to grow here. I’d love to put a location in Flagstaff and one near the university in Tucson,” he says. “I have a five-year plan.”  Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea 14850 N. 87th Street, Suite 110, Scottsdale 480-410-4118,


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A Rare Find The Mick prides itself on friendly banter, modern French cuisine


By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski artners in The Mick Brasserie, John Krause and Brent Menke feel blessed and lucky to have found success after opening August 5—at the height of a pandemic and Arizona’s hottest summer. “It was not part of the business plan or model, but luckily, the way we designed the place, we were able to get through,” Krause says. “We’ll be able to get through this—not unscathed—but we’re better than a lot of other places.” Dubbed “a modern interpretation of a French brasserie,” The Mick Brasserie is a pleasant surprise to North Scottsdale. Krause and the chef, Menke, treat everyone who walks in the door like a VIP. “We try to give them a personalized experience so they really enjoy the food,” Menke says. “If you want to go to get a burger, taco, pizza, wings, steak, fried calamari, you could go to almost any standard restaurant in Phoenix. “We’re trying to give people something that’s a little bit different, with a quality of service and personalization that a lot of places just don’t want to give these days.” The Mick Brasserie specializes in small plates like tomato and watermelon gazpacho ($6), ratatouille tarte ($13), brisket and potato hash ($14) and pork belly banh mi slider ($8). The sweets are to die for. Samples are vanilla bean gelato with whipped coffee, Averna and chocolate crumble ($8) or champagne sorbet sparkler, lemon or raspberry sorbet served with champagne ($12). “People dining out don’t want the big overflow lasagna dinner or the 22-ounce ribeye or Mexican food with all the rice and beans,” Menke says. “They’d rather explore a menu and have some fun. We think we’ve

Duck confit pastilla is a meat-stuffed pastry served with charred onion agrodolce, julienne salads and pickled pineapple ($17). (Photo by Simona Lauren)

done that with The Mick.” The Mick Brasserie’s signature dish is the duck confit Moroccan pastilla, a small meat-stuffed pastry served with charred onion agrodolce, julienne salads and pickled pineapple ($17). “It’s a modernist take on a traditional Moroccan meat pie,” Menke says. “It’s long, slow cooked in its own fat but infused with all kinds of Moroccan spices—you know, coriander, cumin, a bit of cinnamon, salt, pepper, orange zest and orange juice. It’s sweet and sour and then rich, crunchy, hot and then a cold, fresh shaved vegetable salad that’s up on top.”


Enjoy the wine ordered with the tapas? Take it home. “We have a liquor license, so we can also be your bottle shop,” Krause says. “Anything that you drink here, you can also take home. We have more grocery store kind of pricing. The difference is, you can try it before you buy it. So, if you’re out of wine at home, stop by and grab a bottle.” Menke is partial to French food, as his wife, Benedicte, is French and the two have a home in France. “Traditional French dining, I have to admit, is still one of my favorite cuisines,” he says. “My wife is my hardest critic, telling

(Photo by Jonathan Hillis)

After the festival is over, “they went for it.” “The streets are draped with flowers. The entire island is decorated everywhere you go,” he says. “It’s just part of their culture.”

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me straight up, ‘This isn’t right,’ or, ‘You do this or this and this.’” He and Benedicte worked on luxury motor yachts for 15 years together. They traveled the world catering for “the highest of the high end.” “To bring aspects of that back here was one of the things I wanted to be able to do,” he says. “So, you’ll see that in the presentation.” As for destinations, he doesn’t “do favorites.” But there are places he’d like to return to. “I love being in Cannes,” Menke says. “It’s vibrant, and they have some amazing restaurants and great little walking streets you can go visit.” Bali is one of his go-to places because the Balinese people are “amazing” and hospitable. He adores the tradition and culture. “There’s a respect for that. There’s a respect for others,” he says. “They’re such amazing people. We had a villa over there, and every day they would come and make The Mick is a "short pour," so service at the new restaurant is perfect. (Photo by Jonathan Hillis)

Menke, a Chaparral High School graduate, and Krause are longtime friends. The two were fraternity brothers at the University of Arizona but born and raised in the Valley. Randomly, they wound up in Rhode Island at different times and traveling the world on yachts. Menke opened The Farm Table in Massachusetts but returned to Phoenix when his father fell ill. “We spent a lot of time putting together all the things we liked and didn’t like about certain restaurants and what we wanted to create,” Krause says. “We eliminated all the things that make a restaurant challenging. What came about were small, shareable plates; the beer and wine; and the bar being the center focus of the restaurant. Everything Desserts are aplenty at The Mick. (Photo by Brent Menke) revolves around their brand’s experience in the restaurant. “If you want to have your offerings to the different deities who were scrambled eggs and toast and bacon on the there on the property. side with a Schlitz, this isn’t your place. We “Bali is a little Hindu enclave in their own want to be a little more elevated, but we also island. What I was blown away by was the want to be able to deliver value as well.” Galungan festival. It’s almost like the Hindu Krause says it was important early on to version of Passover. establish The Mick’s vibe. “Basically, for the entire day, everyone— “We want to be your neighborhood including the tourists—goes dark. There’s hangout,” Krause says. “We want everyno partying, no going out, no restaurants body to be cool, have a great time and do open, no music, no TV at night. It’s quiet. whatever we can to make you happy. The entire island goes dark for the day so the “We consciously chose to do beer and evil spirits will pass over and they’ll have a wine only. It’s a very short pour, which prosperous coming New Year.” allows a very professional staff to either manage more customers and take better care of customers who they do have and engage in the customers. “The more that we can engage in you and you engage with us, we can hear your stories of your travel to Napa or France or Italy for your wine trip. We can tell stories and Brent can tell stories about his travels. That builds the bond of our customers, where in two short months, we’ve already developed a nice following.” 


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Scottsdale has historic ties to Washington, D.C.

N By Joan Fudala

o matter what your politics, or the nearly 2,300 miles that separate Scottsdale and Washington, D.C., our community shares history with our nation’s capital. As the nation focuses on Washington during the November elections and its results, it’s a fitting time to reflect on Scottsdale’s countless ties to the people, places and events “inside the Beltway.” Here are just a few: Scottsdale wouldn’t be a premier city in Arizona if not for a chain of decisions made in Washington—the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with Mexico; the 1861 Act that created the Arizona Territory (which then included New Mexico); the 1863 Act signed by President Abraham Lincoln, which established Arizona as a separate U.S. territory; the 1865 opening of the U.S. Army’s Fort McDowell; and, finally, the Arizona Statehood Act, signed by President William Howard Taft on February 14, 1912. Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell, the namesake of so many Scottsdale locations, made a name

for himself as the losing general of Union forces at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861. The Northern Virginia site of the battle was so close to the capital that Washingtonians came with picnics to watch the skirmish taking place. Cleared of any blame for the loss (which was actually attributed to politicians who rushed McDowell and his troops into a battle they were unprepared for), McDowell went on to command the Army of the Pacific, which established Camp/Fort McDowell in the central Arizona Territory in 1865. He visited once in 1866, urged creation of a settlement nearby to provide hay for horses and food for troops, and the hay camp of Phoenix was born soon after. President Rutherford B. Hayes signed an executive order in 1879 that created the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. If it weren’t for a persistent Helen Scott, who went to the White House to get President Lincoln’s permission to visit the Civil War battlefield where her husband Winfield lay gravely wounded, there might not have been a “Scottsdale.” Lincoln granted her request, she nursed Winfield back to health, they later

First Lady Nancy Reagan was the honored guest at the dedication of Scottsdale Memorial Hospital North in January 1984. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Historical Society)


Vice president to President Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Riley Marshall and his wife Lois were part-time residents of Scottsdale starting in 1914. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Historical Society)

homesteaded land along the Arizona Canal in 1888, and the rest, as they say, is Scottsdale history. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson set aside 2,000 acres between Phoenix and Scottsdale as a national monument, Papago Saguaro National Monument. National Monument status was rescinded in 1930, and the area became Papago State Park. Now Papago Park, it’s a regional amenity bordering Scottsdale. President Wilson’s vice president was Thomas R. Marshall, a former governor of Indiana and part-time Scottsdale resident. Marshall was married to the former Lois Kimsey, whose parents and brother (Scottsdale mayor from 1958-62 Mort Kimsey) lived in Scottsdale. The Marshalls built a house on Indian School Road just west of Scottsdale Road in 1914 and visited frequently during his time as vice president (1913-21). At least one World War I Liberty Bond Rally was held in front of the Marshalls’ home, and he was a popular speaker and guest at local civic functions. The late Scottsdale resident and philanthropist Henry Browne “H.B.” Wallace was the son of Henry A. Wallace, vice president to Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early 1940s. Elliott

REMEMBER When Roosevelt, son of FDR and mystery author, lived in the Scottsdale area off and on from the end of World War II to his death in 1990. Arizona’s U.S. Sen. Ernest McFarland is considered the “Father of the G.I. Bill,” which President Roosevelt signed into law in 1944 as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act. Providing education benefits, low-interest mortgages and veterans’ hospitals, the GI Bill’s benefits prompted hundreds of World War II veterans to come to Scottsdale and the Valley for new opportunities. Scottsdale residents Reg Manning (editorial cartoonist for the Arizona Republic) and Lois Kimsey Marshall (widow of Vice President Thomas Marshall) each paid an official visit to President Harry S. Truman in the Oval Office. Scottsdalian Richard Searles served as under secretary of the interior during the Truman administration. A Pullman train car that Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower used now resides at the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale. Known as the Roald Amundsen car, and donated to the park by Mae Sue and Franz Talley, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Scottsdale was a favorite getaway for the Eisenhowers during his tenure as president.

President Ronald Reagan nominated Scottsdale-area resident Sandra Day O’Connor to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. She retired from the court in January 2006 and spoke at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale the day after her retirement. (Photo by Joan Fudala)

He played golf. First Lady Mamie E. enjoyed time at the all-female Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance Spa (site now on the grounds of The Phoenician Resort). Paradise Valley resident Barry Goldwater served the Scottsdale area first as a U.S. congressman, then as a longtime U.S. senator. Sen. Goldwater waged a valiant campaign for president against incumbent Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964; his election night headquarters was the Camelback Inn. Remember the campaign slogan: “AU H2O in ’64?” During his terms as senator, Goldwater supported many programs that benefited Scottsdale, and was particularly supportive of Scottsdale Airport. U.S. Congressmen John Rhodes and Eldon Rudd were great supporters of the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt Flood Control Project. Numerous members of U.S. Congress and senators helped push the Central Arizona Project forward over the many decades it was in the works. Scottsdale finally began receiving water from the CAP in the mid-1980s. During his presidency, Ronald Reagan visited the area for two sad occasions—the funerals of his fatherin-law Dr. Loyal Davis in August 1982 and his mother-in-law Edith Davis in 1987. First Lady Nancy Reagan, thanks to her late father’s U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, a pilot, was a strong supporter professional ties to Scottsdale Memoof the Scottsdale Airport, attending many dedications, rial Hospital, was the featured guest such as this unveiling of At One with the Eagle public art installation in 1989. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Area Chamber when Scottsdale Memorial Hospital of Commerce) North (HonorHealth’s Shea Campus

During his time as U.S. congressman and senator, John McCain participated in numerous events in Scottsdale, such as this 2006 Mayor/ Council Breakfast at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by Joan Fudala)

now) was dedicated in January 1984. President Reagan nominated Paradise Valley resident Sandra Day O’Connor to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981; she was confirmed 99-0 and served until January 2006. During the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S. Congressional Tennis Tournament was held at John Gardiner’s Tennis Ranch (now The Sanctuary) in Paradise Valley. Dan Quayle, vice president to George Bush Sr. (1989-1993), grew up in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, attended Kiva Elementary School and played on the Scottsdale High School golf team in the 1960s. After he launched his political career as a U.S. senator from Indiana and finished his term as vice president, Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, an attorney, returned



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to the Valley and the Scottsdale area, where they now live and work. Their son, Ben, served one term as a U.S. congressman representing the Scottsdale area. Former White House Physician Rear Admiral Connie Mariano—who provided medical care to Presidents Bush, Clinton and Bush—operates the the Center for Executive Medicine in Scottsdale and is a popular speaker at civic groups. Two former Air Force One pilots have lived and flown corporate jets from Scottsdale since their retirement from the U.S. Air Cactus Shadows teacher Barbara Hatch, second from left, and her students received the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Force. Library Spirit of Literacy Award in 2008 for their annual pubSince inception of the Amerilication of local veterans’ stories. The books and oral histories can Legion/American Legion are in the Library of Congress collection. (Photo by Joan Fudala) Auxiliary-sponsored Boys Nation (1946) and Girls Nation (1947), numerous Scottsdalearea high school students have joined peers from 49 other states for a week in Washington, D.C., learning how government works. The nonprofit Honor Flight Arizona, based in Scottsdale, ensures that veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are flown to Washington, D.C., to visit national war memorials—the trip of a lifetime for participants. Scottsdale baseball fan favorite Matt Williams, a former Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Mae Sue Talley and her daughter celebrate the listing of the Amundsen Pullman car on the star of the San Francisco Giants National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The car was used and Arizona Diamondbacks, by Presidents Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry S. managed the Washington NaTruman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Photo by Joan Fudala) tionals in 2014 and 2015. Starting in 2005, students at Cactus Coronado High School graduate Kathleen Stephens was a career State Shadows High School, and now other Department official, was appointed ambassa- Scottsdale-area schools, have interviewed dor to the Republic of Korea by President Bush hundreds of military veterans, published in 2008 and heads the Washington, D.C.-based the vets’ stories in an annual hardback book “Since You Asked,” and have added the stories Korean Economic Institute of America. Scottsdale-area resident Barbara M. Barrett is and oral histories to the American Veterans the Secretary of the Air Force at The Pentagon. Project housed at the Library of Congress in In previous Washington assignments, she has Washington. The Friends of the Scottsdale been deputy administrator of the FAA and Public Library honored the students, their vice chairwoman of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics teacher Barbara Hatch and the Veterans Heritage Project with its Spirit of Literacy Board. Between 1989 and 1994, the Close Up Club Award in 2008. Want to visit a D.C. big wig site without at Saguaro High School (and, later, the National Youth Leadership Center) collected hundreds leaving the Scottsdale area? Tour the Amundof thousands of pennies to fund a museum sen Pullman car at the McCormick-Stillman display at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Railroad Park, drive along Marshall Way or D.C., that celebrated civil rights and Martin Goldwater Boulevard in Old Town Scottsdale, Luther King Jr. Teacher John Calvin mentored or sit at President George Bush’s table at the Teepee restaurant on Indian School Road.  the effort.


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ARIES 3/21-4/20 The most important life-altering month of the last few decades has arrived. November is the game changer I wrote about. Circle Election Day, November 3. Follow through on promises you made to yourself. The new moon on November 15 is intense and brings two weeks of uncertainty. The month ends on a better note. Personal Power Days: November 25 and November 26 TAURUS 4/21-5/20 The sun opposing your sun brings opposition your way. Make sure and compromise. Conditions are apt to change course with the new moon on November 15, giving you some headway to start anew. Finances take precedence the first half of November. The banking industry is active from November 16 to November 30. Personal Power Days: November 27, November 28 and November 29 GEMINI 5/21-6/20 Nothing is set in stone. The beginning of new moons is perfect for starting a project. Set goals for the next two weeks. Underline November 15, when you’ll take control. November’s moon is a power play. Personal Power Days: November 2, November 3, November 4 and November 30 CANCER 6/21-7/22 Staying home is not so difficult for you, as this is a month of reorganization. Those in any home-related business or industries should take notice of the changes in the food chain this month. Concerns, on a national level, are increased, regarding a spike in the virus or finding an effective vaccine. High anxiety are the key words. The focus is the spread of COVID-19 and the election results. Personal Power Days: November 5 and November 6

LEO 7/23-8/21 Not only is November the presidential election, it’s the last eclipse of this year. A finality of sorts is reached. Indulgences will be re-evaluated. The pace quickens after the 14th, as the big boys of the planets are leaving home. Interests in precious metals are rising; save your gold. The end of the month’s eclipse, November 30, will have an impact on groups, organizations or corporations. Next month you’ll have to make changes. Personal Power Days: November 7, November 8 and November 9 VIRGO 8/22-9/23 You are one of the Sun Signs that will be strongly affected by November’s planetary pattern in a more positive manner. Mental and physical concerns, the pandemic, and changes in your work environment are big issues this month. You may have to work harder in the weeks ahead under adverse conditions, like maybe another lockdown. It’s best to get all the necessities early on. By midmonth, planets will move forward and progress will be made. Personal Power Days: November 10 and November 11 LIBRA 9/24-10/23 Compromise and cooperation is November’s mantra as you enter the political arena. Old dramas and restrictions from the last two and a half years will be settled. You have strong social skills, so put them to good use. Some of your beliefs will be tested or disregarded. We have entered the last lap of an era—November to late December—and we’re headed toward the real Age of Aquarius. You’ll fit in fine. Personal Power Days: November 12 and November 13 SCORPIO 10/24-11/22 It’s a power play all the way this month. Your financial situation is restricted. The good news is you enjoy learning new skills and

putting them to good use. Start with the new moon on November 15. Look for opportunities around November 30. Personal Power Days: November 14 and November 15 SAGITTARIUS 11/23-12/21 Of all of the signs, you will be most affected by election changes. The sun enters your sign on November 22. Your concept of material values verses spiritual values will be changed. The spirits nor the pandemic care how much money you have in the bank. It’s a good thing, Sag. We’re entering the real Age of Aquarius. Personal Power Days: November 16 and November 17 CAPRICORN 12/22-1/19 Finally, you get a break, after two to three years of challenges, hard work, self-discipline and not giving up. Circle November 15. That’s when you’ll start seeing positive responses. Respond to opportunities around November 30. Nothing ventured is nothing gained. Personal Power Days: November 18 and November 19 AQUARIUS 1/20-2/18 Planets moving forward this month are preparing you for a life-altering transition by the end of the month. Technology and political chess play an important role in your personal and professional life. Your career becomes clearer. Personal Power Days: November 20 and November 21 PISCES 2/19-3/20 The focus on health is strong this month. Finances may be still stressful. November can be threatening, as COVID-19 may peak leading to a lockdown. Your job focus or services are intense and in demand this month. Finances start to improve later in the month. Personal Power Days: November 22, November 23 and November 24 



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