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  • God's Army is on a mission to preach and deter crime on streets of PhoenixGod's Army is on a mission to preach and deter crime on streets of Phoenix

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  • St. Mary's Food Bank still needs 6,500 turkeysSt. Mary's Food Bank still needs 6,500 turkeys

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  • Phoenix man cancels extravagant 250,000 light displayPhoenix man cancels extravagant 250,000 light display

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    Azcentral.com / 10 h. 21 min. ago
  • Gilbert Historical Museum renamed HD South; expands offeringsGilbert Historical Museum renamed HD South; expands offerings

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    Phoenix New Times / 11 h. 22 min. ago
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    Azcentral.com / 11 h. 51 min. ago
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  • Best of Phoenix 2017: 7 Festivals and EventsBest of Phoenix 2017: 7 Festivals and Events

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  • When did it last rain in Phoenix? 85 days ago and countingWhen did it last rain in Phoenix? 85 days ago and counting

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  • Phoenix beat D3 opponent by 71 points - WBAYPhoenix beat D3 opponent by 71 points - WBAY

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  • Mesa mayor encourages Flake to run for president, appears to call Trump an 'idiot'Mesa mayor encourages Flake to run for president, appears to call Trump an 'idiot'

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    Azcentral.com / 21 h. 2 min. ago
  • 2 rabid animals found in Superstition Mountains area popular with hikers2 rabid animals found in Superstition Mountains area popular with hikers

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    Azcentral.com / 21 h. 37 min. ago
  • Jeff Flake: GOP is ‘toast’ — ‘party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump’Jeff Flake: GOP is ‘toast’ — ‘party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump’

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  • Man's apartment in Phoenix flooded, management offers no help - ABC15 ArizonaMan's apartment in Phoenix flooded, management offers no help - ABC15 Arizona

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  • Silver Alert: Phoenix police searching for vulnerable adultSilver Alert: Phoenix police searching for vulnerable adult

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  • Can you hear that sigh of relief from the ninth floor? Can you hear that sigh of relief from the ninth floor? 

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    Arizona Capitol Times / 1 d. 1 h. 43 min. ago
  • Phoenix-area weekend traffic: Closures, delays, detours and morePhoenix-area weekend traffic: Closures, delays, detours and more

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  • Give a gift to the environmentGive a gift to the environment

    Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. Returning for the eighth season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation offer a unique holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits that will endure for generations. And again this year, Give-A-Tree cards can be purchased individually and with customized text, for $5.95. In addition, the foundation’s Trees in Celebration program allows the giver to honor loved ones while supporting crucial conservation efforts. For each dollar donated, one tree is planted in a high-need forest, and recipients are given a certificate showing them where the trees were planted. Give the gift of membership with the Arbor Day Foundation and recipients will be sent 10 free trees, which will be shipped at the right time of year for planting. Membership levels vary and begin with a $10 contribution. To purchase holiday gifts that give back to the planet, visit www.arborday.org.

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  • See which local young entrepreneurs were featured on the latest Forbes 30 under 30 listSee which local young entrepreneurs were featured on the latest Forbes 30 under 30 list

    One of the co-founders of Phoenix-based online mattress company Tuft & Needle and the CEO of a Mesa-based graphite manufacturing startup has been named among the top young innovators in the 2018 edition of Forbes' 30 Under 30. Daehee Park, 29, co-founded Tuft & Needle with his friend, JT Marino, in 2012. Marino is 31 years old. Park was named among the most promising under 30-year-olds in Forbes’ manufacturing and industry list as an inspiration who is “creating the products, methods and materials…

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  • Beaches and beer: Here are the new flights from Phoenix-Mesa airportBeaches and beer: Here are the new flights from Phoenix-Mesa airport

    Allegiant Air (Nasdaq: ALGT) has added its first nonstop flight between Arizona and Florida out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Las Vegas-based Alliegant has started service between Mesa and Tampa-St. Petersburg.  Tampa is home to beaches on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Busch Gardens amusement park. Allegiant also added service between Phoenix’s East Valley and Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Louisville, St. Louis, Louisville, Omaha and Boise. That brings the discount airline’s…

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  • Phoenix PD Promised Transparency on Trump Protest Probe:  It Hasn't HappenedPhoenix PD Promised Transparency on Trump Protest Probe: It Hasn't Happened

    Officials promised quick response to requests for public records investigating event; it will now be at least the end of the year before report released.

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  • Phoenix airport terminal may be named for Sen. John McCainPhoenix airport terminal may be named for Sen. John McCain

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  • Blue eyes, brown eyes: What Jane Elliott's famous exercise says about race 50 years onBlue eyes, brown eyes: What Jane Elliott's famous exercise says about race 50 years on

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  • Find out who else is getting into Arizona Corporation Commission raceFind out who else is getting into Arizona Corporation Commission race

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  • Arizona Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion fundingArizona Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion funding

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    Phoenix New Times / 1 d. 6 h. 49 min. ago
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    With the court firmly on the side of the state Medicaid agency, the third time was evidently not a charm for Republican lawmakers seeking to undo the law.

    Phoenix New Times / 1 d. 7 h. 17 min. ago
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    The state's high court this morning upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 Arizonans.

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    Phoenix New Times / 1 d. 9 h. 22 min. ago
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  • Don't Miss the KWSS Concert in Downtown Phoenix This WeekendDon't Miss the KWSS Concert in Downtown Phoenix This Weekend

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  • The Best Things to Do in Phoenix This WeekendThe Best Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

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    Phoenix New Times / 1 d. 11 h. 22 min. ago
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  • Warped Tour's 2018 Edition Will Be Its LastWarped Tour's 2018 Edition Will Be Its Last

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  • PD: Man nearly steals two trains from Phoenix rail yard - ABC15 ... - ABC15 ArizonaPD: Man nearly steals two trains from Phoenix rail yard - ABC15 ... - ABC15 Arizona

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  • Illumination: Massive holiday light show opens in north PhoenixIllumination: Massive holiday light show opens in north Phoenix

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  • The MIM’s Café Allegro hits high notes with local ingredientsThe MIM’s Café Allegro hits high notes with local ingredients

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  • Hot  Get Ready for Outdoor Adventure Quest – December 8-10Hot Get Ready for Outdoor Adventure Quest – December 8-10

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  • Hot  HOLIDAY LIGHTS, TRAIN RIDES AND SNOW ARRIVE IN Deer ValleyHot HOLIDAY LIGHTS, TRAIN RIDES AND SNOW ARRIVE IN Deer Valley

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  • Hi, my name is…Jayson Ali KhademiHi, my name is…Jayson Ali Khademi

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  • The flagship Genesis comfortably wears its crown, says auto writer Greg RubensteinThe flagship Genesis comfortably wears its crown, says auto writer Greg Rubenstein

    Genesis G90  2017 Genesis G90 The flagship Genesis comfortably wears its crown, says auto writer Greg Rubenstein. A premium auto manufacturer’s flagship vehicle must set the company’s tone and serve up its corporate promise, be that technological innovation, performance, style, comfort, prestige, or any combination thereof. The challenge to deliver is all the more formidable for a brand just establishing its premium credentials, which is the case for the Genesis G90. Fortunately, for parent company Hyundai, this Genesis is a magnificent creation. Never heard of Genesis as a car brand? You’re not alone. Until the 2017 model year, vehicles now under the Genesis name were high-end Hyundais—the Genesis sedan (now G80) and Equus (now G90). Like the relationship of Lexus to Toyota or Cadillac to GM, Genesis is now Hyundai’s luxury division. Sharp-eyed North Valley Magazine readers will remember the G80 review from the February/March ’17 issue. Where the mid-size G80 was special, the full-size G90 is spectacular. What makes it so impressive is both the sum of its sumptuous parts, and the exquisite execution present from headlights to tailpipes, ergonomics to interior appointments. From the outside, the G90 cuts an elegant, athletic figure. An arcing, high beltline crease provides design continuity fore-to-aft, flowing out of a bold, chrome-trimmed grille, through sculpted headlamps, and back to waterfall-styled taillamps that pour down to dual asymmetric chrome exhaust tips integrated in the lower bumper. Muscular flares contain meaty, low profile tires wrapped around 19-inch diameter alloy wheels. A proportionately long hood with relatively short front and rear overhangs accentuate the G90’s graceful yet vigorous design. Inside, meticulousness craftsmanship is evident in the tight, consistent panel gaps found throughout. High-quality materials selection provides abundant soft-touch, smooth surfaces with a luxurious feel, and the leather upholstery––and in particular the attention to detail evident in the precision stitching––is perhaps as fine as anything coming off a mass-produced production line today. The G90 is also bestowed with innovative and truly useful technology, including an array of state-of-the-art safety features. One example is automated emergency braking, which actively monitors exterior conditions and will provide autonomous braking to avoid a collision. Also, the G90’s semi-autonomous cruise control with lane keep assist operates from freeway speed to stop-and-go conditions, all while actively providing steering input to maintain vehicle position within lane lines. From the 22-way power driver’s seat (16-way power for front passenger) with cooling and heating for all, to the 12.3-inch center multifunction touchscreen display, to active driver fatigue monitoring which intervenes when distracted or inattentive driving is detected, the G90 driver and occupants are want for nothing, commensurate with expectations of any high-end luxury vehicle. Dynamically, a 365-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine matched with an eight-speed auto transmission provides enough muscle to move this five-seater from a stop to 60 miles-per-hour in just over five seconds. An optional 420-horsepower V8 engine—matched to the same automatic transmission—manages the 0-60 sprint in a flat five seconds. With 376 pound-feet of torque on tap, the G90 is always eager to get up to speed. Once in motion, jumbo brakes prove easily up to task for slowing this 4,630-pound luxury cruiser, even with repeated hard stops from freeway speed. Perhaps the best feature of this Genesis is its adaptive electronic suspension, which offers four driver-selectable modes, each with a distinct personality and purpose. Each mode alters a range of vehicle dynamics, including steering speed (through an electric variable gear ratio), throttle response, plus suspension tuning and varying levels of stability control intervention. ECO mode returns maximum fuel economy, providing for an EPA-rated 17 miles per gallon in city diving, 24 mpg on the highway, and combined-use 20 mpg. SMART mode uses artificial intelligence to monitor and analyze driving patterns, continually optimizing settings in real-time. SPORT mode offers maximum vehicle control and response, while the INDIVIDUAL setting offers full customization of all available parameters with memory recall. G90 pricing starts at $68,100 for the rear-wheel-drive twin-turbo V6 model, while the V8 version comes in at $69,700. All-wheel-drive is available with either powertrain, adding $2,500 to the sticker. Like its smaller G80 stablemate, the G90 combines superb interior design with exemplary, a refined drivetrain and perfectly tuned road manners. The flagship Genesis comfortably wears its crown, and holds up strongly against similar-sized competitors, especially considering the competitor’s base pricing often nears the six-figure range. If the G90 falls short anywhere, it is perhaps in pedigree. Buyers in this premium segment may want their purchase to reflect status; whether the Genesis is capable of doing so depends on the individual. It is certainly worth a test drive to see how it measures up for your lifestyle—you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised. The post The flagship Genesis comfortably wears its crown, says auto writer Greg Rubenstein appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • Hot  New Union Park at Norterra Master Planned Community Begins Construction in North PhoenixHot New Union Park at Norterra Master Planned Community Begins Construction in North Phoenix

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  • Mama G’s Pumpkin and Orange cookies are the perfect way to welcome fallMama G’s Pumpkin and Orange cookies are the perfect way to welcome fall

    Cookie Craving   Mama G’s Pumpkin and Orange cookies are the perfect way to welcome fall. Pumpkin and Orange Cookies Yield: 20 cookies Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 10 min   1/2       cup honey 1          cup packed canned real pumpkin 1          tsp. pure vanilla 2/3       cup brown sugar 1 1/2    sticks cold butter, cubed small 1 1/2    tsp. cinnamon 2          large room temperature eggs 2          tsp. baking soda 1          tsp. kosher salt 2          cup Gold Medal flour   For the orange glaze (combine the following ingredients): 1          cup powdered sugar 2          Tbsp. whole milk 2          Tbsp. juice from 1 orange Zest from 1 orange   Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit for an half hour. Put parchment paper on large sheet pan Put honey, pumpkin, and vanilla into a bowl and mix 2 to 3 minutes until smooth. Add sugar, butter, and cinnamon to the bowl and cream. Add the eggs and mix Add the baking soda, salt, and flour Stop immediately when mixed. This prevents a tough cookie Use a small ice cream scoop to drop cookies on a sheet pan. Level each scoop so they are equal size. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove right before done. Drizzle warm cookies with a spoonful of glaze and a few specks of salt on top of each cookie. Mama G’s Tips Remove the cookie by pulling the parchment paper away from the cookie, instead of lifting the cookie from the paper. Use Gold Medal flour. Gold Medal has a lower gluten-forming protein. Put cookie dough on the tray like this: Three in the first row, two in the second row. Continue the pattern. Scoop the batter with an ice cream scoop. Take a butter knife and level each scoop off. Use real canned pumpkin. Over mixing makes gluten proteins tough. To adjust the glaze liquid, se the juice from the fresh orange––never water. Too much liquid will make your cookie fall apart. Add pecans to top off the cookie. Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg into the batter. Add a half-cup of Ghirardelli chocolate chips to batter for extra goodness. Use a high quality honey. Cool cookies 6 inches off the counter or they will steam. Put them on a rack and set the rack on a tall bowl. Keep half an apple in the cookie storage container. This keeps the cookies soft. Use light colored pans. Don’t use all-purpose flour for sugar cookies. It makes them spread. Use bread or high-protein flour. Never put cookie dough on a warm pan.       The post Mama G’s Pumpkin and Orange cookies are the perfect way to welcome fall appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • 12-Minute Cardio Blast12-Minute Cardio Blast

    12-Minute Cardio Blast  Try these explosive moves to jumpstart your fitness. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty Photos by Stephanie Heymann Moves like jumping and lunging help improve your cardiovascular abilities and build strong muscles. They can be done inside or outside and require no gym equipment. You can even get children involved and do these moves as a family. Try the following four exercises. Repeat the series three times, or more if desired. If necessary, take a one-minute break in between each round.   Frog Jumps Set Up: Start in a squatted position with your feet hip-width apart, torso upright, and arms in front of you. Action: Jump forward a few feet keeping chest up and head high. Repeat forward and backward for one minute.   Lunge Jumps Set Up: Start with your feet staggered in a lunge position. Action: With your core engaged, push off the bottom of both feet into a jump, switching the position of your feet in midair, landing in a lunge with your right leg in front. Repeat for one minute.   Power Step Ups Set Up: Place one foot on a step and the other foot on the floor. Action: Forcefully push off the foot that is on the step into the air and land softly with the opposite foot on the step. Repeat for one minute.   Mountain Climbers Set Up: Get in plank position with hands on a step or the floor, legs extended behind you, core in tight. Action: Pull one knee up and in toward your midsection, alternate driving both knees between the front of your body and the floor. Repeat for one minute.       The post 12-Minute Cardio Blast appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • The Shops at Norterra in North Phoenix Brings Back School Rewards ProgramThe Shops at Norterra in North Phoenix Brings Back School Rewards Program

    North Phoenix consumers will once again have an opportunity to give back to the school of their choice just by shopping and dining out. The Shops at Norterra’s annual Earn & Learn program, now in its fifth year, runs October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 and benefits 10 local public and charter schools. The post The Shops at Norterra in North Phoenix Brings Back School Rewards Program appeared first on Deer Valley Times.

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  • In Weinstein’s Wake: Study Says 1 in 3 Women Have Been Sexually Harassed in the WorkplaceIn Weinstein’s Wake: Study Says 1 in 3 Women Have Been Sexually Harassed in the Workplace

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  • Tips and Tricks for less stressful Holiday hostingTips and Tricks for less stressful Holiday hosting

    Craft Nights, owned by The Hippie Hobby, is a local Arizona company that caters to bringing craft parties to you. “We realized sometimes people want us to bring the fun to them, so we started small with friends; and have grown into friends referring us to their friends, in a snowball effect, for their private craft parties. The post Tips and Tricks for less stressful Holiday hosting appeared first on Deer Valley Times.

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  • What to do when Water Damage Happens to youWhat to do when Water Damage Happens to you

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  • Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trendsGet ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends

    Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends. By Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan   The holiday season is almost upon us, which means everyone’s asking, “What’s new in beauty treatments?” and “How can I get my body ready for 2018?” Here’s a rundown of the latest beauty technology and hottest trends that we’re seeing at Oasis Plastic Surgery. Breast augmentation and liposuction top the most commonly requested procedures list. At Oasis Plastic Surgery, we use 3D Imaging with Vectra XT, which takes a breast image to allow women to design a breast outcome that suits them best. Vectra is in high demand among our patients, as it allows them to see results before surgery. BodyTite, FaceTite, or NeckTite are minimally invasive lipolysis techniques designed to dissolve fat in targeted areas of the body while firming and tightening the skin. BodyTite is also known as radio frequency assisted lipolysis or RFAL and is the latest innovation in body contouring and liposuction techniques. The BodyTite procedure is good for men and women with stubborn areas of fat in localized areas. The FaceTite or NeckTite procedure reverses many of the signs of aging in the face and neck using a single in-office procedure with no general anesthesia. RFAL is the most advanced technique for liposuction and body contouring available. Injectables for millennials are popular. No downtime and minimal recovery with injectables are among the reasons why scores of millennials are flocking to the world of cosmetic treatments. Millennials are a very busy population, with full social calendars, so making time for surgery and recovery is a real challenge. Also, Millennials grew up in the dawn and dominance of social media. With their image sent out to hundreds of people on a daily basis, they have to make sure they look good. Millennials are including injectables, like Botox and Juvederm, in their age prevention and health care regimen. Treatments for men are in vogue. Today most men aren’t embarrassed about getting cosmetic procedures, as they too want to look and feel better about themselves. From Botox to MiraDry (FDA approved technology for permanent reduction in underarm sweat, odor, and hair), to PRP hair restoration therapy, men are joining women in trying minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques. These procedures allow for no missed work and no major change to daily routine, just a tweak or two to improve confidence and perception that can pay dividends in work performance and self-confidence.   The post Get ready for the holidays––and beyond––with these rejuvenation trends appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • What’s Your Number?What’s Your Number?

    What’s Your Number? Local releases book that shares the stories behind retired Arizona high school jersey numbers. By Alison Bailin Batz Do you know anyone who’s had their high school number retired? Does your high school have retired numbers? Do you ever wonder why? If so, What’s Your Number? has all the answers. The book, the second from Arizona native and 30-year high school football and baseball official Scott Hanson, a Scottsdale resident, tells the fascinating stories behind every retired number at high schools across the state. What’s Your Number? is the result of more than a year of research and interviews with Arizona’s high school athletic directors, administrators, alumni, librarians, local historians, long-time school employees, relatives of those honored, the honorees themselves, and others. “It’s a natural sequel to my first book, Who Is Gym?, which was released in 2015 after three years of research to uncover the stories behind Arizona’s high schools and their sports venues,” says Hanson. “The idea for What’s Your Number actually began in much the same way as Who Is Gym?––while officiating.” With Who Is Gym? Hanson was at Cactus High School with his football crew preparing to officiate the school’s varsity football game in 2012. The field was named M.L. Huber Stadium. Not familiar with Huber, Hanson asked a couple people at the school who he was. To his surprise, they didn’t know who Huber was either. Then a week later, his football crew was at Independence High School and he asked about the story behind their Tolmachoff Stadium. He got the same answer. It was then that he was motivated to action. “Then two years ago, just after Who Is Gym? was published, I was umpiring at Paradise Valley High School, which has a long history of baseball success,” says Hanson. “Just after the national anthem, my fellow crew member Stan ‘The Man’ Hoover pointed to the right field fence and said ‘that’s your next book.’” Hoover was motioning to the retired jersey numbers that adored the fence, and by the third inning, Hanson had already asked the coach about the stories and people behind those retired numbers. That began the formal research. “This book shines a light on Arizona’s most legendary high school athletes, as well as those we lost too soon and those who inspired others to greatness,” says Hanson. Among them are North Valley standouts including: Former MLB pitcher and Arizona Diamondbacks legend Curt Schilling, whose number 19 is retired at Shadow Mountain High School Former NBA point guard and UA great Mike Bibby, whose number 10 is retired at Shadow Mountain High School Current MLB outfielder Peter Boujos, whose number 8 is retired at Notre Dame Preparatory Current MLB catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, whose number 2 is retired at Horizon High School Former MLB All-Star catcher Paul Konerko, whose number 9 is retired at Chaparral High School Hanson also includes athletes like Olympic gold medal swimmer Misty Hyman, whose swim suit and swim cap are retired at Shadow Mountain, and famed long distance runner Jeff Cannada, whose track shoes were retired and his name emblazoned on the track at Greenway High School. “There are also so many stories of amazing athletes beyond the pros and legends,” says Hanson. “Basketball player Jared Frame, for example, whose number 30 was retired at Scottsdale Christian Academy. He lost his life at just 20 years old just before his junior year at Baylor, where he played basketball, due to complications from a heart defect. In addition to his number no longer being issued, SCA’s national holiday basketball tournament is now called the Jared Frame Memorial Cactus Jam in his honor.” What’s Your Number? is available for purchase now for $19.95, plus shipping and handling. For more information––or to purchase your copy today––visit scotthansonauthor.com.       The post What’s Your Number? appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns to the Valley for double the actionThe Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns to the Valley for double the action

    Pomp & Party The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns to the Valley for double the action. By Sondra Barr Expect even more horsepower and entertainment at the seventh annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower. Complete with riveting polo action, pageantry, and high revelry, the yearly Valley event has turned the rarefied “sport of kings” into an epic shindig that’s equal parts pomp and party. This year the event is jam-packed into an entire weekend at WestWorld on Nov. 11 and 12. In addition to six rousing polo matches, expect a bevy of unique experiences to engage your senses. Back are the Polo Party favorites including The Canine Couture Dog Fashion Show by Oh My Dog! Hotel Boutique & Spa, The World’s “Longest” Catwalk Fashion Show by Phoenix Fashion Week, and previews of the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and 2018 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, along with local Ferrari and Lamborghini car clubs lining the field. New this year: Fried and Fizzy––a fried chicken and champagne lounge, a new field-side Sandbar tent with sand, the Bottled Blonde Polo Lounge: presented by Stella Artois, and an exclusive VIP tented venue called Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience presented by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, and Barrett Jackson. You can also catch a live performance by the Phoenix Opera and the Southwest Shakespeare Company. “This is definitely not your grandmother’s polo event,” says event founder Jason Rose, who calls Saturday the party day and Sunday the day of tradition. “Think the Phoenix Open on a Saturday versus Sunday at the Phoenix Open,” says Rose. “Saturday is the party with four matches. Sunday is more refined with the Scottsdale Maserati Brunch and two matches––Battle of the Sexes: Men versus Women and St. Moritz Switzerland versus Clogau Wales Polo Team.” The most decorated and greatest American polo player of all time is set to make his debut at the Polo Party. A fan favorite known for his aggressive style, polo legend Mike Azzaro has held the sport’s top ranking of 10 goals in 1994 for 14 years. He won seven U.S. Open Championships, third most of any players. He also won three Silver Cups: Butler Handicap, Inglehart, and World Cup. Azzaro will represent Aspen Valley Polo Club, when the defending champions of the Molina Cup take on first-time attendee, the Monte-Carlo Polo Club, in the featured match on Saturday. Another Saturday game that is sure to generate a lot of interest is The Women’s Sunset Match, billed as featuring the most beautiful women of polo. This year model and polo personality Ashley Busch is playing on the Aspen Valley Polo team. She wed racecar driver Kurt Busch, 27-time winner in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series and Daytona 500 champion in January. Busch, who competes on a regular basis at Grand Champions Polo Club in Florida, won her first tournament as a newlywed at Grand Champions. “For years now I’ve been hearing about the event, the party, and sheer numbers of attendees,” says Busch, whose husband is set to perform a celebrity first drop (the equivalent of a first pitch in baseball, it starts a polo match). Arizona Cardinals star running back David Johnson will also be on hand to do a first drop. Of the Women’s Sunset Match, which also takes place on Saturday, Rose says, “There are some terrific players and they’re smart. They’re not just pretty women. They’re great ambassadors of the sport.” One such player is attorney and model Pamela Flanagan, who’s competed in the sport since childhood. Although she’s played polo all over the world, including Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, and China, Flanagan is excited to make her return to Scottsdale. “I was blown away last year,” she says. “They way they lay out the event, they make it something that everyone can enjoy––and polo is a sport that anyone can enjoy.” “Not only is it an unbelievable event, the polo players typically don’t get to play in front of this many people,” says Rose, who’s been able to attract top competitors year after year. He hopes to one day see Prince William or Prince Harry playing on the WestWorld polo field during the Polo Party. It’s definitely possible, if you consider the fact that it’s now one of the most attended polo event in the world, attracting over 12,500 guests a year. Attracting a diverse crowd who come to experience the events within events is possible when general admission starts at just $20 and there’s a special $12 twilight-only pass good after 3 p.m. Want to luxe it up? Try Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus & Barrett-Jackson that includes prime steaks, fresh seafood, and chef inspired dishes by Arizona’s top steakhouse, Steak 44. All drinks and food are included for $300 a ticket. There are also numerous admission options in between, along with a number of creative seating options by sponsors. “For instance, Dircks Moving & Logistics will have their moving vans on site and opening the backs of their trucks and that’s going to be some incredibly unusual general admission seating. You’re in the shade; you’re up high; and you’re in a seat that’s funky and different,” says Rose.   Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower thepoloparty.com WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale         The post The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns to the Valley for double the action appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • Making holidays brighter for homeless familiesMaking holidays brighter for homeless families

    Phoenix Rescue Mission has launched its inaugural  “HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS” campaign. The campaign, which runs through Dec. 31, includes several events to support the homeless and less fortunate during the holiday season. “More than 25,000 people in Maricopa County have no place to call home, and many of those individuals are young children with single mothers. Can you imagine how difficult it must be for these kids during the holidays when everyone else is celebrating and they’re not even sure where they’re going to sleep each night?” said Phoenix Rescue Mission CEO Jay Cory. “As we enter the holiday season, it’s so important for us as a community to stand together for these kids, families and individuals so they can, at least for a moment, forget their day-to-day struggles and celebrate the holidays just like the rest of us.” In addition to hosting several events, including a frozen turkey drive, food box delivery day, and Christmas celebration, the Mission is also aiming to serve more than 108,000 meals during the holidays. “We have an ambitious goal of serving more than 100,000 meals in less than three months, but that is what is needed to ensure our homeless and disadvantage populations don’t go hungry this holiday season,” said Cory. “We encourage the public to step up and help us in anyway they can.” Phoenix Rescue Mission currently is in need of food, water, blankets, socks, sleeping bags, toys, volunteers and monetary donations to support the Homeless for the Holidays campaign. “Believe it or not, the community we serve is in desperate need of new socks, and our supply is extremely low. We are asking the community to step up and donate whatever they can, even if it’s just one pair,” said Cory. “Keeping your feet warm is essential to maintaining a healthy body temperature, especially for those who will be living on the streets this winter. At night, temperatures can drop below freezing, which puts our homeless at risk of hypothermia and other dangers associated with the cold.” The public is asked to support the effort, either by donating items or by volunteering at a HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS event. For a complete list of needed items and drop-off locations, visit www.phoenixrescuemission.org. For more information, call 602-233-3000. This year’s public events include: Saturday, Nov. 11: Frozen Turkey Saturday & Open House Frozen Turkey Saturday is an event that brings people to the Community Solutions Center for a tour, free lunch, and musical entertainment. It is also the day that people drop off their frozen turkeys to share with the community. Our goal this year is to provide frozen turkeys and food boxes for 1,000 families. Bring a frozen turkey to the Mission on that Saturday and help feed those who are in need of a bountiful Thanksgiving meal. Saturday, Nov. 18: Thanksgiving Food Box Delivery Day Volunteers from all over the Valley come to the Community Solutions Center to pick up Thanksgiving food boxes and frozen turkeys (which provide a Thanksgiving meal) along with the addresses of needy families. They then deliver the food boxes and turkeys to the designated addresses given to them. This year our goal is to provide Thanksgiving dinner to 1,000 families. Saturday, Dec. 16: Winter Wonderland Community Event Phoenix Rescue Mission will collect new, unwrapped toys for needy children and small household items and personal gifts for their moms and dads. The Mission will then host a shopping area where the moms/dads can come and “shop” for their children for Christmas. The children will also be able to “shop” for mom and dad and then also wrap the gifts they picked for them.

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  • Grant helps women expand businessGrant helps women expand business

    The Royal Neighbors Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Know Your Worth grant. The grant is designed to empower women to continue to build on their financial value as they expand an existing small business or create a start-up with less than five employees. Applicants’ access to traditional sources of capital and lending must be limited or non-existent. One recipient will be selected to receive the $10,000 grant. She then will “pay it forward” by sharing the lessons they learn with future grant recipients. The application period is through Nov. 30. For more information, call 800-537-1396, or visit www.royalneighborsfoundation.org to apply. All awards are subject to the discretion of the Royal Neighbors Foundation. The Royal Neighbors Foundation is the independent philanthropic foundation of Royal Neighbors of America. It was established in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) public charity to provide financial education and support causes that empower women and their families. To further its mission of Building Women’s Futures Through Financial EducationSM, the Foundation offers scholarships and grants to women as they strive to reach their financial goals.

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  • Student art designs sought for day of advocacyStudent art designs sought for day of advocacy

    Submissions are being accepted from Arizona students for selection as the official artwork for the 2018 Arts Congress, a day of advocacy and awareness, on Feb. 19 at the Arizona State Capitol. The theme of the annual event is Art Everywhere, Every Day, for Everyone. Submissions are being accepted until 11:59 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017. The winning artist will be chosen by public voting on the Arizona Citizens for the Arts website (www.azcitizensforthearts.org) beginning Dec. 11 and closing at 5 p.m., Dec. 22. The winning artist’s work will be featured on the Arts Congress tote bag that will be available for all attendees. The artist also will receive a $100 prize. The contest is open to all Arizona students. One entry per person is permitted. Entries should be simple, clean and bold to suitably transfer to a tote bag. Artwork should be original, digitally rendered or converted and in black-and-white. Entries must be at least 12-inches by 10-inches and submitted as a high-resolution (300 dpi) JPEG. Each submission will be reviewed be an independent panel and a link to the contest will be provided to qualifying artists for sharing through social media. For questions and more information, visit www.azcitizensforthearts.org or contact Kristyn Kozar at 602-253-6535 or via email at kristynkozar@azcitizensforthearts.org.

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  • New Code of Conduct for Valley Metro ridersNew Code of Conduct for Valley Metro riders

    The Valley Metro Boards of Directors in October unanimously approved a new “Respect the Ride” Code of Conduct to bolster safety and security while creating a positive rider experience. The new code of conduct discourages disruptive behavior on the Valley’s 26-mile light rail line and empowers the transit agency to remove riders who engage in inappropriate or unsafe behavior. “This code of conduct is focused on creating a safe and positive rider experience, while also discouraging disruptive, intrusive, unsafe or inappropriate behaviors in a public setting,” said Valley Metro Rail Board Chair and Mesa Councilmember Chris Glover. “Put simply, this new tool will allow us to crack down on bad behavior and enhance the rider experience.” Valley Metro Rail Board Vice Chair, RPTA Board member and Phoenix Councilmember Thelda Williams said people “must ride with respect” as a way to support our community investment. “By being proactive, we can set the tone for rider behavior going forward, especially as the system expands and new lines are added,” said Williams. “All fare-paying passengers have the right to enjoy a safe and comfortable ride.” The new policy is supported by simple, easy-to read signs and clearly marked enforcement areas to strengthen the message of passenger safety. The signs are being installed later this month through December. The code of conduct specifically prohibits: · Loitering, soliciting, smoking, food and drinks (not in spill-proof containers), along with other disruptive behaviors. · It also enforces Valley Metro’s destination-based transit system. Visit www.valleymetro.org/respecttheride to view the entire code of conduct.

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  • Wreaths Across America: Sponsorship of WreathsWreaths Across America: Sponsorship of Wreaths

    On National Wreaths Across America Day each December, volunteers place wreaths on individual veterans' graves in over 1,200 locations throughout the U.S., with ceremonies at sea, and at each of the national cemeteries on foreign soil. The post Wreaths Across America: Sponsorship of Wreaths appeared first on Deer Valley Times.

    Deer Valley Times / 17 d. 10 h. 35 min. ago
  • High school band teams with middle schoolersHigh school band teams with middle schoolers

    By Teri Carnicelli The sea of purple and white that made up the section of the Washington High School Marching Band in the bleachers during the homecoming football game on Oct. 6 was strangely dotted, here and there, with splashes of bright orange. Members of the Orangewood Elementary School Band (some in orange T-shirts) joined with the Washington High School Marching Band for its homecoming football game performances (photo by Teri Carnicelli). That’s because among all the high schoolers in their spiffy new band uniforms were members of the Orangewood Elementary School Band, sporting their orange T-shirts. It’s the second year that members from Orangewood, a K-8 school, have joined the high school band during the homecoming game. And it’s all because the two band directors happen to be very good friends. Jason Landaiche, director of instrumental music at Washington High, and Dominic Colonero, music and band teacher at Orangewood, met while in the marching band at Illinois State. Landaiche and his wife moved to Avondale in 2013. He got a job at an elementary school in Buckeye, but shortly after made the transition to Washington High School. All the while, he kept telling his friend back in the Windy City about the wonderful winters in Arizona, and the cheap home prices. Colonero, in the meantime, was on the road a lot in Illinois, teaching music programs at six different private schools. He was open to a change. “Jason kept sending me job leads,” he recalls with a laugh. “The second I heard there was an opening for a music teacher in the Washington Elementary School District, I called him and told him to apply,” Landaiche says. Colonero was hired a year ago as the music and band teacher at Orangewood Elementary—which happens to be one of the “feeder” schools for Washington High. Students in grades four through eight can join band, though most members are in the middle school years. It didn’t take long for the two friends to come up with an idea for their two school bands to get together on occasion, for mentorship, training, and fun. “Dom’s teaching style is very similar to mine, and we both have similar professional experience as well,” Landaiche explains. So why not bring the two groups together? So far, members from both bands have joined for Washington High School’s homecoming football games (last year and again this year), and marched in last year’s APS Electric Light Parade, which they will be doing—together—again this year on Dec. 2. The two music directors are looking for other opportunities for the bands to work together, including some possible joint concerts in the spring. “The best part has been seeing the high schoolers help the younger kids out, taking that leadership role seriously,” Colonero said.    

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  • Free fitness classes held at Hance ParkFree fitness classes held at Hance Park

    FitPHX and AARP present “Fall into Fitness” at Margaret T. Hance Park, a free family-oriented group workout series for all ages and experience levels. The program takes place 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 5, on the west end of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St. Each Tuesday night, professional instructors will lead calorie-burning classes such as MixxedFit, P90X, Turbo Kick, Insanity, Zumba and Country Heat. Created in 2013, the FitPHX initiative is led by Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, with the goal of improving health and wellness in the region and making the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation. The initiative has created innovative collaborations between government, private sector, non-profits and universities to develop programming that gives citizens tools and education to be healthier. There will be health and wellness vendors, giveaways, and more each Tuesday night. Admission is free.  

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  • See how others raise urban chicksSee how others raise urban chicks

    Tour de Coops, started in 2009, is a self-guided backyard chicken coop tour in Phoenix. This year’s tour, set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, is organized by Your Farm Foods. The tour promises interactive examples on how to incorporate chickens into sustainable household garden systems in the greater downtown Phoenix area. This one-day, self-guided tour seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and delight them with garden ideas and inspiration toward sustainable living. The tour features six homes and is perfect for gardeners of all levels. Interesting features on the tour this year include a community garden site, small family-owned farm, many uses of recycled materials, water harvesting, a school garden chicken coop, backyard goats, laundry-to-landscape greywater systems, rain gardens, composting, and more. Tickets for the Tour de Coops can be purchased online. Tickets are $18 for ages 13 and older, children 12 and younger tour for free. Save by buying a two-pack in advance for just $30. Day-of-tour ticket prices are $25 each or $40 for a two-pack. Wristbands and maps must be picked up by no later than 1 p.m. the day of the tour at Coop Headquarters, inside the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, 2225 N. 16th St.

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  • Freshening things up at Gallagher’sFreshening things up at Gallagher’s

    By Patty Talahongva Two sisters took over the family business in March and immediately started doing some spring cleaning at Gallagher’s, 7575 N. 16th St., changing out some flooring and lighting and streamlining the menu. Molly Butler Lewis, left, and her sister Amy Butler Prechel recently took over operations at Gallagher’s, started by their father 31 years ago. They expanded the already good-sized menu to include brunch items like The Best Play skillet and plate-sized pancakes, as well as added more salads like the Ty Cobb. Their lip-smacking baby back ribs are still a house favorite, smoked for added flavor. Wash it all down with a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or one of 33 craft beers (photo by Teri Carnicelli). Amy Butler Prechel is the president and director of operations of the business, while Molly Butler Lewis handles the public relations. Their mother, Earlene, is the owner. Their father, Ben, opened Gallagher’s 31 years ago along with other investors. The location on 16th street opened 22 years ago. Since then the company had grown to as many as nine locations, but eventually reduced down to the four Valley locations that operate today. The sisters take pride in the fact that several staff members have worked at Gallagher’s for more than 20 years, and many customers are “regulars”. They want to build on that foundation. Unlike most children of restaurant owners, Prechel and Lewis didn’t grow up working at Gallagher’s. They both went to college and Prechel did end up working in the restaurant business while her sister became a first-grade teacher. Now, as they take the helm of the family business, they are adding their own flair to the restaurants—including changing the old green sign to bright red lettering. Still, it many ways, the concept retains their father’s dream. “It’s the oldest family-owned sports bar in the Valley,” says Prechel with obvious pride. For sports fans, the large restaurant offers three audio zones so chances are you can hear your favorite team play while chowing down on everything from wings, soups, salads, ribs, flatbreads or pancakes— and still plenty more to choose from. All the meat is smoked, imparting a nice flavor you don’t get by baking or frying. “We’re known for our wings and our build-your-own-burger,” says Prechel. The Big Ben Burger is named for their father. They renamed the “Gallaburger” to the Home Team Burger. So if you don’t see an item you liked on the old menu, ask your server and they will let you know if it was just renamed. They have a gluten free bun and offer several vegetarian options as well. Every Friday night, all-you-can-eat cod with French fries and coleslaw is available for $13. A new addition is a half-pound hot dog for just $7, which is fast becoming a customer favorite. Also new to the menu are the flatbreads. “Those are super delicious,” says Prechel. The average price for dinner for a family of four is $45, not counting drinks. “We’re very value conscious,” says Prechel. There is a daily special, which the servers will tell you about. Gallagher’s has a full bar and features 33 craft beers, several of which are from local breweries. All items on the kids menu are $5.99, and kids also get a bottomless cup of a soft drink. Brunch is available on Sundays from 11 to 1 p.m. Try The Best Play egg dish. It comes in a skillet with a generous portion. For the holidays, Gallagher’s will offer Black Friday bonus deals. If you buy a $100 gift card, you will get a bonus card worth $25. If you purchase a $50 gift card you’ll get a $10 bonus card. A Cyber Monday special also is planned, check the website for details. Now through the end of December, Gallagher’s is raising money to fight autism, which hits close to home for some employees of the restaurant. For $12 you get 1 pound of riblets in Fireball BBQ Sauce and half of the proceeds will be donated to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). Sports fans will enjoy the multiple large TV screens throughout the restaurant, featuring a variety of games. Happy hour is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week, and reverse happy hour is 10 p.m. to close. When a sporting event isn’t playing on their many TV screens, they show animal bloopers, which seem to equally captivate the diners. Diners also can try their hand at electronic darts, Golden T (it’s a golf game) and karaoke on Saturdays. There also is live music on Fridays, trivia on Thursdays and if it’s your birthday, let them know and you’ll be treated to a cookie sundae served in a skillet. Gallagher’s offers drop off catering or you can reserve a room to host a private party. There’s no rental fee, just your food and drink order. The sisters, both who live in North Central Phoenix, eat at least one meal a day at their restaurant and do have their favorite dishes. “I love the wings,” says Lewis and adds, “The cheese curds, they’re really good and the ribs, we have dynamite ribs!” For more information, visit www.gallaghersaz.com or call 602-997-0084.  

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  • Sunnyslope Art Walk returns on Nov. 4Sunnyslope Art Walk returns on Nov. 4

    More than 60 vendors will display their talents and wares on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sunnyslope Art Walk. North Central resident Erika Warren, who teaches the Berber women of Morocco some of her sewing skills, says their culture and landscape have in turn influenced her quilt art. Warren has an exhibit of her work opening this month inside the Church of the Beatitudes (photo courtesy of Erika Warren). The event, sponsored by the Sunnyslope Village Alliance (SVA), runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunnyslope High School, 35 W. Dunlap Ave. Admission is free. Parking will be available at the Sunnyslope High east and swimming pool lots. Organizers are asking for a $3 parking donation with proceeds benefitting the Viking Town Diversity Club. Attendees will enjoy shopping a variety of artist booths, including clever crafts, jewelry, paintings, wood working, and more. There also will be three stages of entertainment, including a stage just for youth performers, and food trucks to keep your energy up as you tour around the art walk. “The Sunnyslope Village Alliance is pleased to bring the Art Walk back,” said SVA President Larry Macias, owner of Thirteenorth Grille. “The excitement from the community has really been inspiring. We look forward to this Art Walk and many more.” Those attending may register for gift certificates from local businesses. For more information, visit www.sunnyslopeartwalk.com.

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  • Chem-free life: Health benefits of sea saltChem-free life: Health benefits of sea salt

    Salt. What does that word conjure up for you? Potato chips? Popcorn? In the salty vs sweet debate, I am a lover of all things sweet, and dark chocolate is a daily treat for me. 

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Driven to distractionDriven to distraction

    New vehicle “infotainment” systems offer an array of high-tech features, but motorists should exercise caution when using them.

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • The lateral ditch that started the irrigation in ArcadiaThe lateral ditch that started the irrigation in Arcadia

    When the Arizona Canal was completed in 1885, the land north of it in this area was literally left high and dry. A young land speculator and developer named Josiah Harbert arrived in 1897 to exercise

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Veterans Day Breakfast continues at Christ LutheranVeterans Day Breakfast continues at Christ Lutheran

    Students at Christ Lutheran School are shining a light on the incredible sacrifices of our veterans.  

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Tackle these Phoenix trails this monthTackle these Phoenix trails this month

    Some folks think being a “hiker” means owning lots of specialized gear, knowing orienteering, and possessing the endurance of an Olympic athlete. But anyone can be a full-fledged hiker here in the Val

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Local honey harnesses the flavors of Arcadia  Local honey harnesses the flavors of Arcadia  

    Did you know that the neighborhood of Arcadia has a flavor? According to local beekeeper, Katie Zeman, it tastes like citrus, pomegranates and figs. The trees and flowers in your own yard may contribu

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • $27K to $500: The wildly varying value of personal property$27K to $500: The wildly varying value of personal property

    Most people have a general idea about the worth of their house or real estate; however, few know the value of the personal property inside the home. Everything from Grandma’s Bristol vase to dad’s fou

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Marking Arizona’s natural wonder off the bucket listMarking Arizona’s natural wonder off the bucket list

    I realize there are exceptions to every rule. However, most of you reading this know that it’s our out of town relatives and friends who force us to be tourists in our own state. C’mon, how many New Y

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Kenny McGeorge brings joy to Safeway communityKenny McGeorge brings joy to Safeway community

    If you’ve shopped at the Safeway grocery store on 48th Street and Indian School, chances are you’ve run into Kenny McGeorge.  

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • Local schools continue to help with hurricane reliefLocal schools continue to help with hurricane relief

    Hurricane Harvey brought pain and disaster to those in Houston. Returning residents now face the seemingly insurmountable task of rebuilding their homes and lives. Fortunately, when disasters strike,

    Arcadia News / 17 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago
  • DJ Jen Jones expands her reachDJ Jen Jones expands her reach

    Electric Mix  DJ Jen Jones expands her reach. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jen Jones visualized living outside of Australia as a child Down Under. She wasn’t quite sure where or what she would do, but she just felt she didn’t belong. Now living in North Phoenix, Jones has worked her way up to one of the top open-format DJs. Her occupation makes sense. Her father is in a band with his 10 brothers and sisters. Her brother is a DJ, while her sister worked for a record store. “DJing was something I always wanted to do,” she says. “As a kid in primary school, I would bring my cassette player and play all the new music for the kids at lunch break. It was inevitable that I was going to be a DJ.” Jones was inspired by her parents’ music—Deep Purple, ZZ Top, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath. It was her brother who turned her on to house. “We didn’t have hip-hop music at all,” she says. “I grew up right when the Internet was getting started. I would search and download music. I was in love with music because it was so unique.” Since moving to the Valley, she has expanded her reach beyond Australia and the United States. Jones has performed in China, too, with her eye on the Middle East. As an open-format DJ, she says she has “ADD when it comes to music.” Jones calls herself a “big hip-hop head,” who may be listening to Migos and Future one moment, and trap the next. “I’m all over the place,” she says. “My mixes really depend on what mood I’m in. My sound is hip hop and bass, with the movement of what’s popular. “There’s nothing better than expressing yourself through music and having people vibe with you on that level,” says Jones, who recently performed at Electronite at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. To learn more about Jones and to see a list of her upcoming performances, visit djjenjones.com.     The post DJ Jen Jones expands her reach appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • Desert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity, and diversityDesert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity, and diversity

    From Humble Beginnings Desert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity, and diversity By Laura Stoddard At the intersection of Cave Creek and Scottsdale roads 43 years ago, there was one thing: dirt. Cave Creek was just a small, close-knit community, slowly unfurling its petals at the far-north reaches of Scottsdale. Who knew that decades later it would be home to Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), one of the Valley’s most rapidly growing theater companies. The company was founded more than 40 years ago when Anne and Carl Nussbaum joined the relatively sparse ranks of the small town, says Meribeth Reeves, the theater’s executive director. “They brought with them a love of theater and decided to start a community theater,” Reeves says. “Their very first performance was at the Carefree Inn’s opera house.” Unable to find a dedicated venue for the theater, the Nussbaums bought a tent, and set up wherever people would let them. After years as vagabonds—with a short-term stint at the occasional restaurant or playhouse—they found a permanent home in the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. “It has grown to a multifaceted theater company with a large education program, offering classes for all ages, a vibrant, award-winning youth theater, and an award-winning adult theater,” Reeves says. The Scottsdale native became involved with the DFT in the early 2000s. Reeves studied theater, criticism, and music education at Oberlin College in Ohio. She moved to Pittsburgh, where she worked in arts management for about 10 years. In 1999, she and her husband returned to the Valley. She soon became aware of DFT, and read a newspaper article about the theater’s impending closure. “I thought I would see what I could do to help, and somehow I ended up on the board for DFT,” she says. “I spent several meetings just listening—trying to figure out exactly what went wrong and helping them decide the best course of action. I was hired as a communications consultant and wrote a couple of grants for them, and then in 2007 I was hired as managing director.” Since Reeves’ involvement, the theater has seen massive growth. “When I took on the managing director job, DFT was doing two adult productions a year and a series of small, one-night fundraising events,” Reeves says. “The organization’s overall budget was about $70,000 a year. This season, DFT’s season is almost overwhelming. We have three youth theater productions, three adult theater productions, three tribute band performances, three cabarets, and a summer drama. We have also grown our education program from one or two workshops a year, to a full year of classes ranging from acting, to voice, to improv.” DFT staff is particularly proud of is its commitment to promoting and displaying diversity, on stage and off. The first statement on its online audition page states, “Nontraditional casting is our standard at DFT. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds and levels of ability are invited to audition.” Reeves was especially sensitive to this topic due to her training and studies at Oberlin, which focused on revolutionary black drama. Angelina Ramirez, winner of an AriZoni Best Actress award, joined DFT for its production of Dreamgirls several years ago. She was impressed by the theater’s focus on diversity. “As we progressed, I began to see the bigger picture, as far as our impact in the Valley, offering such a diverse show. We became an important narrative, that if you have a show with roles for minorities, we have the talent for it right here in Arizona,” says Ramirez. She looked at other theaters, and what shows they were offering. She concluded that audiences wanted—almost craved, nontraditional casts. Shows like Hamilton were making it the trend. DFT had a leg up on the competition, thanks to Reeves’ influence. “With all that is going on in the world,” we as minorities want our stories to be told as accurately as possible,” Ramirez says. “The times of people portraying other races because they had no one else to play those roles are gone. I’m confident that DFT will continue to produce shows that offer different cultures and backgrounds to their audiences.” DFT’s mission goes further than that. Reeves and her team are developing a performing arts and education facility for the far North Valley to accommodate all the growth and future plans. “Partnering with Foothills Academy College Prep, we are developing a shared-use facility with a DFT stage, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, scene shop and costume and prop areas, a teachers’ lounge, greenroom, kitchen, and a large multipurpose room that can be used as lobby event overflow,” Reeves says. “This will be a home for the community, where everyone is welcome and where the community will have access to performing arts. We are so excited to finally be heading down the road to a facility that will allow us to fulfill our dreams.”   Desert Foothills Theater dftheater.org (480) 488-1981 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale     The post Desert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity, and diversity appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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  • Driving Out Domestic Violence: Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuseDriving Out Domestic Violence: Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse

    Driving Out Domestic Violence  Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse. By Paige Bailey Their last names are synonymous with major league baseball: Teahen, Greinke, and Putz. Combined, Lauren Teahen, Emily Greinke, and Kelsey Putz have decades of major league baseball in their families. This November, these wives of current and former major leaguers are pooling their efforts for a deeper purpose, Driving Out Domestic Violence. The annual charity event was started in 2011. Teahen and her husband Mark, a retired major league baseball player, founded Driving Out Domestic Violence in honor of Lauren’s late mother, Shelley, a domestic abuse survivor. “When I was 9 my mother was trying desperately to get away from my abusive stepfather. She had zero resources to help her and faced a devastating and dangerous time on her own with a young child. Chrysalis was the type of place she needed, yet never found. My hope is the work we do saves a victim from going through what we did all those years ago,” says Teahen. This year, the Teahens and co-chairs Kelsey and J.J. Putz, also a retired professional baseball player, will get help from Emily and Zack Greinke, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who will serve as honorary chairs. “I’m happy to be co-chairing Driving Out Domestic Violence again because it is important for everyone to feel like they have a safe space to call home,” says Kelsey Putz. The two-day event begins with a golf tournament on Nov. 2, followed by a celebrity gala on Nov. 3 at Hanger One. Last year more than 50 celebrity athletes from MLB, NFL, NBA, and PGA, as well as 500 All-Star VIPS, turned out to raise half a million dollars for Chrysalis and victims of domestic violence. Guests will once again enjoy an evening of live music, entertainment, photo booth fun, and a one-of-a-kind silent auction benefiting Chrysalis’ domestic violence programs, plus some surprises. This year the cocktail party format will be seeing savory tasting stations by Dominick’s Steakhouse for dinner as well as appetizers and desserts. Guests will also enjoy some surprise signature drinks and special wines from the Sorso Wine Wagon. Some of the guests scheduled to attend include Paul Konerko (MLB), Jesse Crain (MLB), Aaron Bates (MLB), Nate Jones (White Sox), Eric Sogard (Brewers), Hector Santiago (Twins), Josh Barfield MLB, Jeremy Accardo (MLB), Mike Modano (NHL), Dontrelle Willis (MLB), Ron Villone (MLB), Daniel Hudson (Pirates) Cody Ross (MLB), Adam Snyder (NFL),Trevor Cahill (Cubs), Rob Dehr (MLB), Paul Goldschmidt (Dbacks) and many more currently being confirmed. “Zack and I are honored to be part of this event and hope this year we can help raise even more money for this very important cause,” says Greinke. To date, Driving Out Domestic Violence Celebrity Golf & Gala has raised more than $1.5 million for Chrysalis and victims of domestic violence. “Thanks to the dedication of the Teahens, the sports community, and those who come out to support Driving Out Domestic Violence for the past six years, we have been able to raise critical funds for Chrysalis. This is our biggest combined fundraiser of the year and all money raised provides vital services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence,” says Patricia Klahr, President and CEO of Chrysalis Tickets are $175 per ticket, $300 for a pair of gala tickets. Call (602) 955-9059 or visit noabuse.org for more information.     The post Driving Out Domestic Violence: Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse appeared first on North Valley Magazine.

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