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April 6 – 19, 2013
Real estate rebounding
SanTan Sun area giving way
to stiff competition
by Miriam Van Scott
“Sizzling” might be the word for the SanTan Sun area’s
housing market, as Chandler and Gilbert are among the
hottest sales activity spots in the metro Phoenix region.
Local real estate agents are seeing an increase in asking
prices, a decrease in average days on the market and a
surge in demand for area homes.
“The East Valley market has seen the price for square
feet jump from $114 to $122 in the last six months,”
reports Keller Williams agent Carol Royse, rated the
No. 29 Realtor in the nation by the Wall Street Journal.
“There have also been instances of multiple offers on
properties in price ranges from $250,000 to $750,000.”
This upward trend is expected to continue through
the busy summer buying season, although perhaps at a
somewhat slower pace.
“The outlook for the next several months is more
of the same, but likely with a moderation in the rate
of price increases,” says Mark Stapp of Arizona State
University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. “Gains will
WANTS PARK: Old Stone Ranch resident Stephanie Jarnagan and husband
Tim with Kayden, 9, Connor, 6 and Kendall, 2. Jarnagan grew up in a
neighborhood with a city park next to the school. She wants the same for
her children. STSN photo by Ron Lang
Promised parks priority
for Council, community
By Tracy House
see Real estate page 6
ON THE BLOCK: This home, for sale in Cooper Commons, is part of a
stronger housing market in the SanTan Sun area. STSN photo by Ron Lang
ABLOOM: Wildflowers are blooming around the SanTan Sun area, and
colors abound at Veterans Oasis Park at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd. at
Lindsay. STSN photo by Ron Lang
Parkland near Old Stone Ranch at Ocotillo and
Gilbert roads should be grass covered, with playground
equipment and picnic tables, but all that stands is a
fenced-in dirt lot.
“Citrus Vista is the vacant land adjacent to Ryan
Elementary School,” says Stephanie Jarnagan, an Old
Stone Ranch resident since July 2012. “It’s been fenced
off since the development started.”
The school campus and park are the centerpiece of
the Old Stone Ranch community, which is already built
out. Still, the park is unfinished.
“During the downturn, I understood there’s no
money,” Jarnagan explains.
But now that the economy seems to be bouncing
back, Jarnagan is questioning when Citrus Vista Park will
be completed.
see Parks page 8
Survivor, Jewish group keep Holocaust lessons alive
by K. M. Lang
Otto Schimmel will never forget
the Holocaust, the man-made
catastrophe that deprived him of
homeland, youth, parents, brother,
sister, grandmother – his entire
world. The Hungary native will
turn 86 this month – one week
after Holocaust Remembrance Day,
April 7 – and though he’s been a
Valley resident for 40 years and an
American citizen since 1953, it’s it’s
clear when speaking to him that the
tragedy of his youth is still fresh in
his memory. He says he still struggles
to comprehend the purpose of such
unspeakable suffering.
“My question to God is why?” he
says. “Why was this allowed?”
Schimmel’s query – one echoed
by the loved ones of an estimated
11 million Holocaust victims,
including ethnic, religious, sexual
and political minorities – remains
unanswered. Schimmel, however,
sees the disaster as a direct
consequence of unchecked bigotry
and hatred, including the antiSemitism he experienced growing
up in Budapest. Along with religious
prejudices, he recalls the hostility
of dissatisfied neighbors who
viewed all Jews as millionaires and
movie-industry moguls.
“Envy is poison,” he says simply.
Schimmel was a young leather
goods apprentice when he was sent
to his first concentration camp at
the age of 17, and he spent nearly
a year and a half in the notorious
Auschwitz and Dachau camps,
along with a third, smaller camp. He
was liberated on May 5, 1945, when
he was 18 years old, and arrived
in the U.S. in 1948. His wife, Betty,
who passed away in 2011, was also a
Holocaust survivor, and Schimmel
recalls her terrible dreams, when
he would wake to find her weeping
beside him, reliving the real-life
nightmare of her youth.
Preventing such nightmares
for future generations is the goal
behind Chandler’s planned Center
for Holocaust Education & Human
Dignity, a joint project of the East
Valley Jewish Community Center
(EVJCC) and the City of Chandler.
The center, which will be the only
see Holocaust page 9
REMEMBER: Holocaust survivor Otto Schimmel receives a standing
ovation at the Chandler Center for the Arts during a recent presentation.
Submitted photo
Eddie Basha dies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . community . . . Page 4
UltraStar offers entertainment . . . . . . . . business . . . . . . Page 14
LibCon treats sci-fi, fantasy fans . . . . . . . . youth . . . . . . Page 26
Table 49 opens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . neighbors . . . . Page 45
Teen Talent Fest at CCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arts . . . . . . . Page 56
Kids, concussions . . . . SanTan Family Fun . . Center
Community . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Business . . . . . . . . . . 14-25
Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-34
Opinion . . . . . . . . . . 35-36
Neighbors . . . . . . . . . 45-51
Spirituality . . . . . . . 52-55
Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-61
Directory . . . . . . . . . 62-64
Classifieds . . . . . . . . 65-66
Where to eat . . . . . 67-72
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Eddie Basha dies at 75
Eddie Basha
Grocery store magnate Eddie Basha
of Chandler, son of the founder of
Bashas’ Family of Stores, died March 26.
According to the company
website, Chairman Basha attributed
the success of the company to the
“outstanding efforts” of the 11,000plus members who work for Bashas’
and to the long-standing relationships
Bashas’ shares with its vendor
partners and associates in the food
The Bashas’ headquarters along
with Eddie Basha’s beloved Zelma
Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western
American and Native American Art
are in the Southern Chandler area.
While the company dates its
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founding to 1932, when the name
Bashas’ first appeared on a building,
the history of the Basha family’s
fortunes in America began in 1884,
and it was the 48-year span to 1932
that laid the foundation for that first
grocery store.
Basha’s son, Edward Basha III,
president and CEO of Bashas’ grocery
stores, wrote to employees of his
father’s death.
“To us, and to many of you, Eddie
was always larger than life, and he
gave his heart and soul to Bashas’
Family of Stores. Ironically, Eddie
never saw himself that way. He
considered himself to be a Bashas’
member, no different than any
other, and he considered all Bashas’
members to be a part of his family.
During Eddie’s lifetime he faced many
challenges, the last few years being
among the most challenging. But his
desire to serve the people of the
state he loved so well, and to take
care of the members that he cared
for so much, always gave him strength
in the face of adversity.”
The Bashas’ Family of Stores
includes Bashas’, Bashas’ Diné, AJ’s
Fine Foods and Food City. The
company now has more than 130
stores serving every county in
Arizona, as well as Needles, CA, and
Crownpoint, NM.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Sat.,
April 6 at ASU Gammage auditorium
in Tempe.
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CGCC breaks ground on student center
BUILDING A FUTURE: Maricopa County Community College District governing board members and leaders and
Chandler-Gilbert Community College President Linda Lujan participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the new
Coyote Center on CGCC’s Pecos Campus. The new 74,859-square-foot facility will provide a variety of services to
students ranging from admissions and enrollment to advising and access to fitness, wellness and athletic programs. The
new building is targeted for completion in June 14. Learn more at cgc.edu/coyotecenter. Submitted photo
One of the Valley’s healthiest employers
is Maricopa Community Colleges,
according to the Phoenix Business Journal.
“Working at Maricopa Community
Colleges can be good for your health,”
says Nikki Jackson, vice chancellor
of human resources. “Over the past
decade, we have worked hard to
create a culture of wellness. It has
proven positive impacts on employee
health and productivity, can be done
effectively and with little expense and
it’s the right thing to do. We’re proud
to receive this award and congratulate
all employers who invest in their
employees’ well-being.”
Among the culture of wellness at
Maricopa Community Colleges are 100%
tobacco-free properties, an on-site
smoking cessation program for employees
and healthy food dining options. ChandlerGilbert Community College is part of
Maricopa Community Colleges.
For more information, visit maricopa.edu.
Chandler clinches another A+
One of the nation’s most transparent local
governments on the web is the City of Chandler.
For the third year in a row, Chandler gets an A+
rating by the nonprofit Sunshine Review for being
proactive in the disclosure of public information
on its website, chandleraz.gov. Only 247 of more
than 7,000 government websites ranked by
Sunshine Review earned a Sunny Award.
“In Chandler, we hold in high regard the value of
open access to government, so it is very gratifying
to see that we continue to be recognized as
a leader in web transparency by the Sunshine
Review,” says Mayor Jay Tibshraeny.
Sunshine Review is a nonprofit organization
that reviews government websites for information
about budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial
audits, contracts, academic performance, public
records and taxes.
The group conducts a website evaluation
based on a 10-point transparency checklist that
measures the availability and comprehensiveness
of the site’s content. Editors looked at content
available on government websites against what
should be provided.
Chandler was highlighted for full disclosure of
key documents and information, such as campaign
finance reports, the annual budget and financial
audits, lobbying reports and ease of use for
obtaining building permits and zoning information.
Sunshine Review collaborates with individuals
and organizations in the cause of an informed
citizenry and a transparent government. Since
2008, Sunshine Review has analyzed the websites
of more than 6,000 state and local entities
in all 50 states. For more information, visit
Free tax help
Low- and moderate-income residents are offered
free tax preparation services through mid-April at
the following Chandler locations and times:
• Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through April 9 at
Chandler Christian Community Center, 345 S.
California St.
• 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays through April 10 at First Credit Union,
25 S. Arizona Pl.
• 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays through April 12 at ChandlerGilbert Community College, Room C107, 2626 E.
Pecos Rd.
• Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturdays through April 13 at Chandler CARE
Center, 777 E. Galveston St.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through April 13 at
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, 2145 W. Elliot Rd.
• 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through April
8 at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N Sun Lakes
Blvd., Sun Lakes.
An appointment is unnecessary. Residents
should bring W-2 forms, photo identification,
Social Security cards including those of all
dependents, Form 1099 if applicable, a copy
of last year’s tax return and information for all
deductions and credits.
Go to chandleraz.gov/VITA for a complete list
of required documents. Contact Jeanne Bosarge at
480-782-4358 or [email protected]
for more information.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Residents can report
underage drinking
Residents who suspect
underage drinking or adults
supplying alcohol to youth
can call on the Party Patrol.
Party Patrol is a
collaborative project
between the Chandler
Police Department and the
Chandler Coalition on Youth
Substance Abuse (CCYSA)
that allows officers to
focus on shutting down and
preventing parties where
underage drinking occurs.
Community members
are encouraged to
call the Chandler
Police Department’s
nonemergency line at
480-782-4130 to report
the illegal activity, giving police officers the chance to
immediately resolve the situation and acquire valuable
information that can be used to identify the areas most
troubled by underage alcohol consumption.
While filing the police report, residents should be
prepared to supply dispatch with location and approximate
size of the party as well as approximate ages of people
attending the party. If any information is unknown, CCYSA
and Chandler police encourage local residents to continue
filing the report, as any information is useful.
CCYSA and their partners are continuing to distribute
informational posters, stickers and door hangers to
urge Chandler residents to partake in efforts to prevent
underage drinking.
For more information, call CCYSA at 480-821-4207.
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Real estate from page 1
be based on specific locations, but
the Southeast Valley is definitely
the most desirable sub-market.”
Seller’s market
These new numbers reveal a
major transition in local real estate
over the past year. The oncesaturated housing market, where
homes sat for months without
selling or drew only low-ball
Mark Stapp, director
of the Master of Real
offers, has given way to a thriving
Estate Development
marketplace of stiff competition
(MRED) program at
for a smaller pool of available
the W. P. Carey School
of Business at Arizona
“This combination of increased
State University.
shorter days on market
Submitted photo
and multiple offers does indicate
the East Valley has shifted from a buyer’s market to a
seller’s market,” Royse reports. “The market is strong in
all price ranges, especially in the starter prices and the
move up buyer price range of $300,000 to $450,000
where multiple offers are the norm. The luxury market
is coming back, and well-priced homes are selling in
three to four months with list price to sales price ratios
in the 98% range.”
The number of homes currently listed for sale is
down significantly, compared to past figures, fueling the
bidding wars and indicating the SanTan Sun area may be
ready for a fresh wave of new home construction.
“Inventory is still very low relative to demand
and this causes prices to rise,” explains Stapp. “New
homebuilding will help add needed inventory and push
toward a more balanced supply and demand, but we
can’t yet build enough homes to create an absolute
Fewer short sales, foreclosures, investor buys
In the years immediately following the housing
bust, a large percentage of area sales were distressed
properties purchased as investments. Foreclosures,
short sales and bank owned homes flooded the market
and caused housing values to plummet. Investors were
able to snap up homes for a fraction of their former
list price in all-cash deals to desperate sellers. But that
trend, too, is beginning to turn around as the local
market stabilizes.
“Investors drug us off the bottom,” says Stapp. “They
are still a big but diminishing market force.”
Realtors are seeing the same shift back toward
traditional sales in the SanTan Sun area.
“Outside investors are not as prevalent in the East
Valley as they are in Phoenix and the West Valley,”
Royse notes. “Short sales are not in play as much as
they were six months ago. Fewer homeowners are
underwater today, and those who can will wait until
they have equity to sell. Of course, we are still seeing
‘flip’ houses in the East Valley, but they are at market
value, completely remodeled and this is a bonus for the
Some lingering concerns
Despite the encouraging indicators, there are
still some residual problems within the system that
continue to plague the area’s housing market. Sales
prices are up but too often the appraisals are coming in
lower than the contract amount, causing problems for
buyers seeking mortgage loans.
“The issue of rising prices is tempered with appraisers
who are looking back at historical data – homes that
have closed in the last six months – instead of looking
at current data and pending sales,” says Royse. “In my
opinion, this is keeping the market artificially low.
Buyers are certainly willing to offer list price from
homes, their Realtors are doing comparables and seeing
the market trend moving upward, but appraisers are
appraising at a lower-than-offer price, even in cases
with multiple offers.”
Another hindrance is what real estate analysts call
“lender comfort.” Banks are still very reluctant to issue
mortgage loans after being burned by the recent deluge
of defaults, squeezing buyers who don’t have deep
TRADITIONAL: Real estate agents are seeing more traditional sales in
the market, such as this Cooper Commons home, and fewer investor and
distressed property transactions. STSN photo by Ron Lang
pockets or stellar credit ratings.
“Cash is still king and a much larger percentage of
sales have been all cash,” Stapp explains. “This makes it
tough for buyers who need a mortgage in order to buy.
Because of the paperwork and verification, if you don’t
have near perfect credit it’s almost impossible but loans
are being made.”
Even with these lingering hurdles, area experts are
optimistic that local real estate is poised for a strong
and sustained recovery over the next few years.
“I think we are still 18 to 24 months from a fully
recovered market – assuming no national or global
economic problems and no big regulatory changes to
the industry and the Fed stays the current course,” says
Stapp. “People need to heal financially. People need
cash to buy. People need reliable jobs with sufficient
wages and benefits to afford homes. We are moving in
the right direction but are not there yet.”
Miriam Van Scott is a former Kerby Estates resident
who can be reached at [email protected]
April 6 – 19, 2013
April 6 – 19, 2013
Parks from page 1
As the
Chandler City
Council prepares
to meet in May
for budget
it’s tasked with
finding ways
to pay for the
promised parks.
the Chandler City Council
will have an all-day
“For the
budget meeting where
entire council,
departments will present
parks have
their financial proposals.
been a priority
Submitted photo
for us,” says
Councilmember Trinity Donovan.
“Unfortunately, the recession put
a wrench in our plans in terms of
developing all of the park sites that
we had. While we have had to move
that out a little bit, we still have a
commitment to develop the parks that
we purchased.”
Community input is overwhelmingly
in favor for neighborhood park
improvements and repairs, according to
the city’s 2012 Budget Connect survey
where 84% of respondents indicated
neighborhood park maintenance is a
“very important” service, following fire
emergency services and police patrol
services, and ranked neighborhood parks
in the “Top 10” capital projects.
Mickey Ohland, park development
and operations manager for the
City of Chandler, explains the city is
currently working on the 2013-23 Capital
Project (CIP) and
the budget for
the fiscal 2013-14
“The CIP
is a 10-year
kind of like
a blueprint
for capital
recession hit, park builds
Ohland explains.
were delayed. The focus
“Each year we
then became maintaining
review the CIP.
the existing parks.
That includes
Submitted photo
parks as well
as streets and
various other projects. The first year,
2013-14 of the CIP will become our
capital budget.”
He says the CIP is reviewed each year
by staff and City Council and changes
are made where necessary.
“The budget drives what we can and
can’t do ultimately,” says Ohland. “We
look at different things as far as timing
of building parks and improvements, but
the necessary funding has to be there
for us to proceed.”
“Before the recession, it (park
construction) was based on when we
got the land, when the development
was going to come in and if there was a
school by the land,” Donovan says. “Now,
basically all of the areas are developed
and multiple ones have schools by
them. We’ve just kept the order that we
had and worked on how we can move
additional parks up.”
UNBUILT PARKS: A map of the City of Chandler’s parks illustrates the total number of parks, including unbuilt
parks in parentheses. Submitted photo
Costs to build parks
While parks are a priority, budget
considerations include construction as
well as operating costs of a park. Greg
Westrum, City of Chandler budget
manager, notes capital funds are
required to build new parks and money
is needed for people and utilities to run
the park.
“If you can’t afford to maintain it later
on, you don’t want to build it too early,”
Westrum says.
Ongoing park maintenance for a 7- to
12-acre park is approximately $14,800
annually, but this doesn’t include
groundskeepers and other employees to
maintain the park, Westrum explains.
Park schedule
There are six neighborhood parks
scheduled for completion in the next
10 years, and the Council is looking at
different options to get those parks built
within that timeframe.
Roadrunner Park, south of Germann,
east of Gilbert and north of Queen
Creek roads on the eastern canal is being
built this year at a cost of $1.7 million.
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WAITING: Old Stone Ranch resident Tim Jarnagan
plays with his children in a lot that is supposed to be
a city park, but isn’t in the construction schedule for
another five years. STSN photo by Ron Lang
Centennial Park, situated between
Queen Creek, Gilbert, Ocotillo and
Cooper roads, is scheduled for fiscal
year 2013-14. The Council is considering
ways that would allow Valencia Park,
between Chandler Heights, Gilbert, Riggs
and Lindsay roads, to be designed and
constructed as well in fiscal year 2013-14.
This doesn’t give Jarnagan much
comfort. Citrus Vista Park isn’t scheduled
for construction until fiscal year 2018-19,
according to one of the options being
“To me, it’s all young families that are
moving in and building homes,” Jarnagan
says. “This community started in 2005.
That would be almost 15 years before
a park is built. All the kids would be in
high school before the park is built.”
She also views the empty lot next to
the school as a safety threat for children.
She mentions the builders use the parks
as a selling point for these communities,
but Citrus Vista hasn’t come to fruition.
“It is one of the more disappointing
aspects of building a new home.”
Tracy House is a freelance writer living
in Ironwood Vistas with her husband
and four children. She can be reached at
[email protected]
Otto and Betty Schimmel
Otto Schimmel
one of its kind in Arizona, is planned
for a 4.5-acre parcel adjoining EVJCC’s
site near Alma School and Ray roads,
and city backing includes up to $2
million for infrastructure and roadway
improvements. A year ago, the center
received a Holocaust-era railcar, which
was displayed at the Chandler Center
for the Arts as part of EVJCC’s annual
Holocaust commemoration.
“Approximately 2,500 people viewed
and toured the rail car that day,” recalls
EVJCC CEO Steve Tepper. “Since that
time we have employed a worldclass preservationist who has been
investigating the roots of the car, as well
as developing a plan to preserve it.”
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a genocide prior or since, I don’t believe,
that has all of the elements that are
included in it. It can be and should be
an amazing teaching tool that, if used
correctly, should help us prevent other
atrocities from happening and should
help us learn – that’s part of the goal.”
Schimmel is doing what he can to
keep the lessons of the Holocaust
alive. The octogenarian still speaks of
his experiences in local schools, urging
others to embrace tolerance and learn
to see similarities instead of quarreling
over differences in culture, ethnicity and
“All you need is love and
understanding,” he says. “Everything else
is nonsense.”
For information on EVJCC’s Center
for Holocaust Education & Human
Dignity or how to help, email Tepper at
[email protected]
K. M. Lang lives and writes in
Sun Groves. To contact her, email
[email protected]
In the meantime, EVJCC is moving
forward with fundraising efforts. Tepper
expects the finished center to draw
visitors, young and old, from around the
state, and points out that while World
War II took place “far, far away, there are
incidents here of hate, intolerance and
prejudice every day.”
“Unfortunately, I don’t think the
Holocaust is the
only genocide that’s
ever occurred,” he
adds. “We’ve had
genocides before and
genocides since, and
that is a horrible thing,
because you would
hope we would learn
from our past history.
Having said that, the
Holocaust was a very,
very complex and
intricate genocide,
HISTORY: Thousands of people visited a Holocaust-era railcar on display in
and there hasn’t been
Chandler last year. Submitted photo
April 6 – 19, 2013
Dignitaries sign off on medical center expansion Day for fitness is April 6
THEIR JOHN HANCOCK: Dignity Health and City of Chandler leaders sign a steel beam to
be used as part of the tower’s infrastructure. From left to right: Aaron Peace, president of
Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley; Marvin O’Quinn, senior executive vice president/
COO of Dignity Health; Brian Tiffany, M.D., chief of medical staff for Chandler Regional
and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers; Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional
and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers; City of Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny; and Linda Hunt,
president and CEO of Dignity Health Arizona. Submitted photo
A steel beam for a new
patient tower at Chandler
Regional Medical Center is
now officially signed by guests
who attended a recent steelraising ceremony instead of
a traditional groundbreaking
ceremony. Currently under
construction, the project will
add 96 beds and 200 jobs,
generating an annual payroll of
$22 million.
Attending the celebration
were community leaders in
business and government, along
with philanthropic supporters
and key leadership from Dignity
Health and Kitchell, which is
building the tower. Among the
attendees were Chandler Mayor
Jay Tibshraeny, several members
of the Chandler city council,
State Sen. John McComish,
Rep. Jeff Dial, Rep. JD Mesnard,
Gilbert council members Jenn
Daniels and Ben Cooper and Gila
River Indian Community leaders.
“This is an exciting time
for Chandler,” says Tim
Bricker, president and CEO of
Chandler Regional and Mercy
Gilbert Medical Centers.
“Fifty years ago we were a
small community hospital,
and today marks Chandler
Regional’s latest expansion to
continue to bring advanced
technologies and services
to our neighbors. We know
it will have a magnetic
effect on the community by
retaining existing physicians
and attracting new practices,
medical service vendors and
other businesses to the area.”
The five-story addition will
expand emergency services and
the hospital’s medical-surgical
unit and will add 32 intensive
care rooms and six operating
suites. The $125 million project
is scheduled to open in late
2014 and is expected to employ
more than 1,000 workers during
the construction phase.
“Many things go into a great
community, and leading-edge
medical care is among those
critical factors for success,”
says Tibshraeny. “I look
forward to our continued
partnership with Chandler
Regional and to witnessing
their continued progress.”
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A free, family friendly event featuring dozens of healthconscious vendors, fitness and cooking demonstrations, speakers
and free giveaways runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., April 6 at the
Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler.
There will also be racquetball and ping pong tournaments, and
visitors can get moving with Zumba, relay races, an obstacle course,
Stacy J. Dance Time and a Let’s Get Up & Move class.
At 10 a.m., Mayor Jay Tibshraeny leads a spin class in the center’s
courtyard. Dignity Health is the Health Connect Expo cosponsor,
and Tim Bricker, Dignity Health president and CEO, joins the mayor
in leading the class.
“Chandler has plenty to offer in terms of wellness and fitness,”
says Tibshraeny. “My health initiative is also aimed at connecting
residents with resources to make sure they also have good mental
health and strong finances.”
The expo includes:
• CPR training and child seat checks, by Chandler Fire Department
• Quick Kid Treats, by Storybook Kitchen
• Healthy Meals, by Chef Brian Rocco, Dignity Health
• Parenting, by Ruth Lucas, Dignity Health
• Wills, Trust and College Planning, by Brett Fallon, Momentum
Financial Partners
• Aging and Your Memory, by Jonathan Hodgson, D.O., Dignity Health
• Understanding Depression, by Daniel Merrill, M.D., Dignity Health
• Blood Sugar Screening, by Dignity Health
• Oral screenings and fluoride varnish applications, by First
Things First
• EZ Child I.D. Kits, by Chandler Police Department
Tibshraeny launched the Health Connect initiative last August to
create a healthier city by promoting financial, physical and mental
health. The initiative began by offering residents a prescription
drug savings card program that has saved residents more than
The mayor also offers suggestions on how to deal with stress via
his Twitter account @jaytibshraeny. Residents are encouraged to
interact with Tibshraeny through this account.
For more information, visit chandleraz.gov/connect.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Dispose of
Irish sister city delegates visit Chandler
Delegates explore Chandler business, development
SISTER CITIES: Delegates from Chandler’s sister city Tullamore, Ireland meet with Chandler business people and city officials in
a recent visit. Submitted photo
Anyone who heard an Irish brogue spoken
in Chandler recently wasn’t hearing things.
Delegates from Tullamore, Ireland came
to visit their sister city, spending time with
the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and
Chandler Economic Development Director
Christine Mackay.
Jerry Sanniec, president of Laser Creations,
and Joe Eragitano showed Tullamore, Ireland
Town Councilmember Tony McCormack and
Mackay how their company operates and
MEMENTO: Joe Eragitano, Christine Mackay, Jerry Sanniec
and Tony McCormack model sister cities T-shirts during the
visit. Submitted photo
revealed inside tips to what makes it stand
out from other promotional businesses.
“Jerry and I were thrilled to have Anthony
come visit our location,” Eragitano says. “He
stepped away knowing more about what we
do as a company and that’s what having a
sister city is all about, making connections
and having the knowledge of local companies
to be able to promote each other.”
Meanwhile, Irish airline Ryanair has inked a
$15.6 billion deal to purchase 175 Boeing 737s
planes produced in the U.S., according to the
Chamber, which is a large-scale example of
what Chandler and its sister city are working
to accomplish on a smaller scale.
“Foreign direct investment is a key to
economic development in any market,” says
Mackay, the city’s economic development
director. “By creating connections between
our companies we could see international
marketing of products from Chandler and
Tullamore, driving growth in both markets.”
Among the Tullamore business people
RE-SIGNING: Tullamore, Ireland Town Councilmember Tony
McCormack and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny sign an
agreement reaffirming the sister cities’ relationship between
Chandler and Tullamore. Chandler and Tullamore started a
relationship in 2008 to encourage cultural understanding,
community involvement, economic development and
educational exchanges. Submitted photo
who visited Chandler is Angela Mahon, the
founder and director of a new Irish company
called Truzees, which recently launched
a baby milestone card product. Other
Tullamore-based businesses that traveled
with the delegation were McCormack,
who, in addition to being a Tullamore
councilmember, owns a company called
Print Plus, and Noel Joyce who co-founded
Applydea, a manufacturer of a magnetic
stylus for iPads and tablets.
Along with cultivating business
relationships and exchanging economic
development ideas, the Tullamore visit
included opportunities to share practices
and a tour of the Innovations Technology
Incubator established by Chandler in 2010
to provide startup companies with space
to work and grow as they develop their
businesses. A similar innovation center is
being considered for development in a
Tullamore business park.
For more, visit chandlerirish.org.
Unused, expired or
unwanted prescription
and over-the-counter
medications can be turned
in for proper destruction
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sat., April 27 at the Target
store located at 3425
W. Frye Rd. in Chandler.
Target, in partnership
with the Chandler Police
Department, is conducting
the community drug turnin event.
should be in their
original containers.
Thermometers, needles
or other medical waste
cannot be accepted.
For more information,
call Sgt. Greg Howarth
in the Police Crime
Prevention Unit at
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Rewards of rot taught
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Chandler employees yell ‘Yeehaw!’
Take top trophy at MSA Rodeo
FIRST PLACE: Streets Crew Leader Corey Hillman uses a rake
as Streets Specialist Jose Razo helps show their pavement
patching skills. Submitted photo
Street maintenance employees from the
City of Chandler take first-place honors in
the Tom Sheetz Memorial Equipment Rodeo
organized by the Arizona Chapter of the
Maintenance Superintendents Association
Nineteen members of Chandler’s Streets
and Traffic Divisions displayed their skills
working with concrete and asphalt and
operating various types of equipment
HEAVY EQUIPMENT: Streets Specialist Shannon Gladem and
Streets Crew Leader Corey Hillman watch as Streets Specialist
Jose Razo uses a roller to compact an asphalt patch as part of
the MSA Equipment Rodeo held in Gilbert. Submitted photo
STREET RODEO WINNERS: Chandler employees finishing in
the top three in their events are: first place, Asphalt Crew:
Corey Hillman, Jose Razo, Shannon Gladem and Mariano Robles;
Concrete Crew: Jacob Granillo, Jose Matus and Troy Pekoske;
Master Equipment Operator: Tim Wakefield; Street Sweeper:
Adam Klein; second place: Backhoe: Derek Blake; third place,
Motor Grader: John Domingues; Golf Cart Derby: Luis Gamez
and Jacob Granillo. Submitted photo
during the event held at the Town of Gilbert
Maintenance Yard.
The annual competition gives public works
maintenance employees from around the
state an opportunity to compete and enjoy
the camaraderie that comes with working in a
specialized field.
Chandler placed first in four events, second in
one event and third in two events, securing the
rodeo’s overall traveling trophy with most wins
and places in all events.
The City of Mesa placed second in this
year’s competition. The Town of Gilbert won
the traveling trophy last year, which was
previously held by Chandler.
MSA was established in 1966 for public
agency employees and private vendors working
to improve standards and practices for the
maintenance and operation of public works
facilities and services. It promotes the exchange
of information and professional development
for employees in the public works field.
Decomposition and decay are frequently viewed as undesirable, but not
in Chandler’s popular composting classes.
A backyard composting workshop is being offered by the city’s Solid
Waste Services Division from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat., April 27. The
workshops will be held at the Chandler City Hall east lobby entrance, 175 S.
Arizona Ave.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling, and residents will learn the best
way to make this happen with their grass clippings, leaves and kitchen
scraps. The result is a beneficial organic soil material that can be used in
yards to improve soil texture, increase the ability of soil to absorb water
and air, suppress weed growth, decrease erosion and reduce the need for
commercial soil additives.
In composting, organic material such as leaves, grass clippings, prunings
and fruit and vegetable scraps are mixed together in a pile or bin, where
millions of tiny microbes digest the material and turn it into a nutrient-rich
soil amendment.
Enrollment priority will be given to Chandler residents receiving cityprovided refuse service. Nonresidents will be placed on a waiting list.
The workshops are free, but registration is required by calling 480-782-3510.
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April 6 – 19, 2013
Mayor’s Listening Tour April 9
A look at many city resources available to
neighborhood associations; discussions about
conditions, covenants and restrictions enforcement; and
tips on amending association documents are among the
topics covered at Chandler’s 2013 Spring HOA Academy.
Offered 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April
24, the academy is an opportunity for homeowner
association board members to network and gain a better
understanding of their roles and importance in their
On April 10, learn how to maintain and when to
amend association documents, as well as how to
document and maintain financials to protect the
association from theft. A summary of Arizona legislation
that could affect neighborhood associations is
“Seven Secrets of a Successful HOA” and how
they help a community association properly serve
the members and steer clear of potential liability is
presented on April 17.
The final workshop on April 24 provides an overview
of how to effectively utilize City of Chandler resources.
Classes are free, but if they reach capacity, enrollment
priority is given to Chandler residents and people who
live in registered neighborhoods. You do not have to
participate in all the classes to be part of the academy.
Classes are held in training rooms A & B on the second
floor of Chandler City Hall at 175 S. Arizona Ave. The
final class is held in the council chambers adjacent to
City Hall.
The academy is presented by Neighborhood Programs
in partnership with Mulcahy Law, P.C. and Shaw &
Lines, LLC. To register, call 480-782-4354 or download
applications at chandleraz.gov/neighborhoods.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES: Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will welcome attendees and discuss
areas of concern and how they can work with the city to address them at the April
9 Mayor’s Listening Tour-Public Outreach meeting. Submitted photo
Meet Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and representatives from various
city departments when Chandler’s Neighborhood Advisory
Committee hosts the Mayor’s Listening Tour-Public Outreach
meeting at 7 p.m. Tue., April 9 in the Multipurpose Room at
Galveston Elementary School, 661 E. Galveston St., Chandler.
Residents can speak out on challenges facing their
neighborhoods and receive information on city resources and
services, including the Neighborhood Registration Program and
Neighborhood Grant Program, which provides up to $5,000 to
assist with neighborhood revitalization.
The meeting features a welcome from the mayor and
neighborhood resources director, including an overview of
city news and a crime report from police officers serving the
immediate area. Participants will break into small groups to
discuss areas of concern and how they can work with the city to
address them. Complaints and code violations are entered into a
database by city staff for tracking and follow up.
More than 160 neighborhood issues have been addressed in the
first two years of the listening tour. Attendees are invited by notices
mailed to area residents, schools and neighborhood associations.
For more information, call 480-782-4348.
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employees, are thanked for their years of service at
a recent Chandler Council meeting. Ortiz, a senior
accounting specialist in the Management Services
Department, was recognized for 20 years of service.
Meli, an administrative support specialist II in the
Information Department, was recognized for 15 years
of service.
Volunteers for the city’s Adopt-A-Park program are
recognized for providing more than 1,500 volunteer
hours keeping city parks clean. The honorees are
Pilot Mortgage for adopting Arbuckle Park with 10
volunteer hours; The Gordon Family for adopting
Shawnee Park with 10.25 volunteer hours; Ellen and
Carl D’Amato for adopting Blue Heron Park with
34 volunteer hours; Chandler Kiwanis Club for
adopting Ryan Park with 55 volunteer hours; Verizon
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volunteer hours; Chandler Rotary Club for adopting
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New UltraStar offers ‘entertainment solution’
By Alison Stanton
A state-of-the-art bowling venue. A
12-screen cinema, featuring stadium
seating, 3D capability and D-Box motion
chairs. A family-friendly arcade, with
a huge variety of popular video and
redemption games.
These are just a few of the many
attractions and activities at the UltraStar
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle
in Maricopa.
TAG, YOU’RE IT: The whole family can take part in
UltraStar’s laser tag, spread over two stories in 3,000
square feet. Submitted photo
Since opening last November, the
facility—which is almost 165,000
square feet—is already becoming very
popular with local families, says Adam
Saks, vice president of operations and
general manager.
“We are a one-stop, nonstop
entertainment solution with nine venues
under one roof,” he says, adding that the
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center offers
“terrific” venues
for holding
parties and
corporate events,
as well as a fun
place for people
to spend the
entire day.
For example,
Adam Saks of UltraStar
Saks says, the
Multi-tainment Center.
UltraStar Cinemas
Submitted photo
features digital
presentations in the 12 auditoriums as
well as a VIP movie experience for adults
21 and over, who can enjoy the movie
from a “Star Class” balcony that features
in-seat ordering, dining options and beer
and wine service.
Instead of the usual yellow-hued
movie popcorn, Saks says patrons may
choose from specialty flavors like kettle
corn, caramel corn and cheese popcorn
made fresh on the premises.
Kids and adults who enjoy laser tag
will not be disappointed, Saks says. The
facility’s Urban Arena offers two stories
and 3,000 square feet of action and
game play. The Play N’ Win arcade is also
a hit with people of all ages.
“We offer 45 redemption games and
video games in our arcade,” Saks says.
“Players can earn points on their player’s
card and then redeem them for prizes.”
When people get hungry after a rousing
game of laser tag or bowling, Saks says
they can head over to the 347 Grill, which
specializes in “casual concept dining”
including stone rustic pizza and other
gourmet selections. For dessert, Saks
says Cones-Café serves up handmade ice
cream, pastries and coffee drinks.
The Luxe Lounge is an adults-only
venue that offers a sports bar, cold
beer and drink specials and live country
music every Wednesday night. Live
music is also featured at the Ak-Chin
Amphitheater, which can hold 1,000
guests for a ticketed event or up to
2,500 for other occasions.
In the short time that UltraStar Multitainment Center has been open, Saks
says the facility has seen a steady stream
of people of all ages enjoying the wide
range of activities.
“We are also birthday party central here,
and we do a variety of other functions
here as well. We offer five different party
rooms, and then larger events can also
be held in our bowling venue, the Luxe
Lounge, or in the cinemas, where we have
private party rooms.”
ULTRA FOOD: Get pizza, gourmet food and desserts
at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center’s casual 347
Grill. Submitted photo
ENTERTAINING: Families and adults can find indoor
entertainment of all kinds at UltraStar Multi-tainment
Center in nearby Maricopa. Submitted photo
Saks says it has been gratifying to
see the public’s positive reaction to
the facility.
“Truly, there is nothing else like our
building, from its size and the number of
concepts,” he says.
“During spring break, it was so
encouraging to see so many families
and kids coming here and having a great
time. By summer vacation, we want
to be the number one location where
people can come to escape the heat.”
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
at Ak-Chin Circle is located at 16000
N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa. Hours
are from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sundays
through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to
2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays. For more
information, call 520-568-3456 or go to
Alison Stanton is a freelance writer
who lives in the East Valley. She can be
reached at [email protected]
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A new business assistance program
designed to free up credit, stimulate
private sector expansion and create
jobs in Chandler is now accepting
applications. Coordinated by Chandler’s
Industrial Development Authority
(CIDA), the Chandler Collateral
Assistance Program (CCAP) awards
a collateral contribution toward the
closing of an eligible loan.
“The IDA is excited about this new
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President Edward Salanga, noting that
industrial revenue bonds are being used
for funding. “The IDA wants to allocate
some of that money to this new purpose
that we believe will encourage economic
growth and create jobs for Chandler.”
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to $50,000 or 20% of the total loan
proceeds, whichever is less, and is
deposited with the borrower’s lender
for up to two years. All interest earned
on the collateral deposit belongs to the
CIDA and, after two years, the CIDA will
withdraw the collateral so it can be used
to fund future CCAP deals.
Collateral assistance funds are available
to for-profit companies currently
operating in Chandler, or expanding into
Chandler, in the retail, manufacturing,
wholesale and service sectors.
Appropriate projects include
new construction, the purchase
or renovation of an existing
facility, leasehold improvements,
the acquisition of machinery and
equipment or working capital. In return,
the business owners agree to create
at least one job in Chandler for every
approved CCAP application. Companies
must have an established track record
with at least two years of operating
history, and have shown the ability to
make a profit. The net worth of the
companies cannot be more than $7.5
million, with an average profit over the
past two years of not more than $2.5
million after federal income taxes.
Businesses interested in applying
for CCAP funds are encouraged to
speak with their preferred lending
institution. Questions can be directed
to Christine Mackay, the city’s economic
development director, at 480-782-3035
or Dawn Lang, management services
director, at 480-782-2255.
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2013. Martin Cooper, internationally
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innovation and its effect on business and
society, speaks during the welcoming
dinner and reception from 6:30 to
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Golf Resort, 3751 S. Clubhouse Drive,
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globally, having testified before various
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Managing or Mismanaging It?”
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DYNA, co-founder of ArrayComm and
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components, Motorola A.M. Stereo
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April 6 – 19, 2013
Hollywood comes
to Chandler mall
Loyal fans and shoppers are invited to meet two
Hollywood stars this weekend at Chandler Fashion
Center, west of the Price Freeway Loop 101 and Chandler
Boulevard, Chandler.
Peter Facinelli, who plays “Dr. Carlisle Cullen” from
“The Twilight Saga,” will host a meet and greet at 5 p.m.
Fri., April 5 in the lower level Sears Court.
Victoria Justice, a Columbia recording artist known for
her role in the hit Nickelodeon show “Victorious,” will
visit with shoppers at 1 p.m. Sat., April 6.
From noon to 3 p.m. Sun., April 7, the center will host
a Family Fun Day that will include face painters, balloon
artists, Craig the Magician, jugglers and a performance by
Persephone that will include musical puppets.
In addition, Chandler Fashion Center will host a
registration party for its new Kids Club powered by
National Geographic Kids. Children can be registered at
the event and members can bring membership cards and
receive a gift.
“Shopping is just one part of the equation when
people are making choices about where to spend their
free time,” says Christina Lanoue, Chandler Fashion
Center’s senior manager, property management.
“Chandler Fashion Center continues to offer a wealth
of satisfying experiences - from great dining and the
latest movies to a beautiful environment and fun, always
changing activities that engage the whole family.”
Since opening in 2001, the mall has grown to more than
180 retailers and restaurants including Coach, Pottery
Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic, XXI Forever 21,
Apple, Sephora, LEGO, Swarovski, PF Chang’s China Bistro,
California Pizza Kitchen and The Cheesecake Factory.
For details about events at Chandler Fashion Center,
visit shopchandlerfashioncenter.com, follow Twitter and
become a fan on Facebook.
Chandler conducts joint firefighter recruitment
Potential firefighters can take
part in a two-day recruitment
event in April, as the fire
departments of Chandler,
Scottsdale and Tempe are
working together to prequalify
and register up to 1,500 potential
firefighter candidates. There is
no fee to register and begin the
recruitment process.
The qualified candidates will
be given the opportunity to take
a written test on May 29 or May
30. The results of that general
knowledge test will be used
to create an eligibility list for
future firefighting jobs with the
departments. The eligibility list
will remain valid for two years.
Currently, there are no open
firefighter positions in any of the
three participating cities.
The registration events will be
held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.,
April 21 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon., April 22 at Tempe Diablo
Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Dr.
The registration period each day
will end once 750 applications
are processed, possibly ending
the events sooner than the listed
time. Participants are encouraged
to arrive early, but no on-site or
overnight camping will be allowed.
“The City of Chandler continues
to grow, and while we do not have
any open firefighter positions in
the department at this time, we
are preparing for the time down
the road when we will need to
hire new firefighters or replace
retiring members,” says Chandler
Fire Chief Jeff Clark. “We are
looking for men and women
with a strong work ethic and
dedication to service; people who
have the ability to learn, work as a
team and act with integrity.”
A candidate who cannot attend
one of the events can be registered
by a spouse, family member
or friend serving as a proxy.
Candidates and proxies must be
18 years of age or older by May
29, 2013, and only one registration
per candidate or proxy is allowed.
Candidates must be legally eligible
to work in the U.S.
The following original
documents or copies must
be provided by candidates or
their proxies at the time of
registration: completed multicity test registration form;
candidate’s current valid driver’s
license; candidate’s current, valid
paramedic or emergency medical
technician certificate for the State
of Arizona or National Registry,
or proof of paid enrollment in
an upcoming EMT class; and the
candidate’s U.S. Department of
Defense Form 214, if applicable.
By joining forces and splitting
the costs on the multi-city
firefighter recruitment and
testing process, each of the
three fire departments will
pay approximately $16,000,
which is a significant cost
savings for each city. The three
departments also conducted a
joint recruitment in 2010.
The multi-city registration
form, along with a list of required
documents to bring to the
registration event, a map of the
event site and a list of frequently
asked questions is available online
at chandleraz.gov/fire.
New direction for Sol Yoga
Eastmark Great Park grand opening on June 1
Rescue wrists
A special yoga class for people
with wrist problems is offered
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., April 27
immediately following the 8:30 a.m.
“Be Energized!” class.
Wrist Rescue is for people who
can’t believe downward-facing dog
is a resting pose, who get pain in
their hands and wrists and want
to feel better, who want to learn
about their body and who, if they
are yogis, want to advance their
asana practice.
Anyone is welcome and an
existing yoga practice isn’t
necessary. The class is $25 for
monthly members and $30 for
nonmonthly members.
More workshops
Winikoff intends to expand
the studio’s workshops to
include additional “rescue-style”
workshops designed for golfers,
runners, cyclists, triathletes,
weightlifters, tennis players and
other recreational and competitive
athletes who suffer from sportsrelated and overuse injuries, as well
as prevention techniques such as its
new core-strengthening workshops.
Other improvements planned for
the studio are enhanced signage,
including a visible marquee, an
Music, entertainment, family activities
Enriched schedule, enhanced interaction
There’s new management at Sol
Yoga, an Anusara-style yoga studio
in Chandler, and he plans to expand
its current class schedule and
program offerings. The new owner
is Neil Winikoff, a mountain climber,
marathoner and yoga practitioner,
who worked as a broadcast engineer
for media conglomerate NBC
Universal for more than 30 years.
“I was drawn to Sol Yoga for its
emphasis on the specialized form
of Hatha yoga it teaches,” Winikoff
says. “The Anusara-style yoga
combines attention to physical
alignment with the life-affirming
philosophy of opening one’s heart
to the good in oneself and all
people and all situations. This lifeaffirming connection and openness
remain with you even after you step
off the mat and becomes infused
into your everyday life, which is
what has drawn me to it.”
The studio offers students of all
fitness levels the opportunity to
improve strength, toning, flexibility,
focus and balance with a regular
schedule of 90-minute classes
held several times a day, Monday
through Saturday. Classes are
designed for beginner, intermediate
and advanced level practitioners,
and include Zumba and combined
yoga and pilates classes.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Neil Winikoff is the new owner of Sol Yoga in
Chandler. Submitted photo
enhanced website, expanded
class and workshop schedules
and promotional offers for new
members with incentive pricing.
The studio’s administrative and
teaching staff positions are open
and applications will be accepted
from certified or inspired Anusara
instructors for future growth.
“Through a combination of
breath, alignment, movement and
meditation, we can begin to relax
and see the world differently,”
Winikoff adds. “When the capacity
for clear and right thinking
increases, a shift can occur in
how we perceive reality. This
shift can help the body and the
immune system strengthen. Stress,
restlessness and states of anxiety
and disease decrease and we can
awaken to a sense of wellbeing,
blessedness and gratitude.”
For more information, call 480802-3774 or visit facebook.com/
solyogaaz or Solyogaaz.com.
The grand opening of the first new, large-scale
integrated community to launch in the Phoenix area in 10
years is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., June 1 at Eastmark Great
Park at Ray and Ellsworth roads in Mesa.
A day of festivities that includes music throughout the
parks, family games and entertainment and activities for
all ages is planned for the Eastmark debut to the public by
real estate investment and development firm DMB.
A short drive from the SanTan Sun area, Eastmark
focuses on creating a connected life for its residents,
employers and visitors.
Tours will be available to guests of 14 new home models
from seven homebuilders. Visitors at the grand opening
can explore the Mark, Eastmark’s Visitors and Community
Center, enjoy the first 10 acres of the Eastmark Great Park,
11 neighborhood parks, piazzas and plazas and landscaped,
tree-lined streets and parkways. Trolleys and pedicabs
take guests around the community to outdoor concerts,
kite flying and other demonstrations, food trucks and
refreshments throughout the day.
Every home design in Eastmark features a new floorplan
designed for this community.
Eastmark’s phase one builders are Maracay Homes,
Mattamy Homes, Taylor Morrison, Woodside Homes,
Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes and Meritage
Homes Corporation.
“Eastmark’s grand opening will give guests an
opportunity to engage in ‘Life in Motion’ and enjoy
fun, family friendly activities and exciting looks at this
community, which is unlike anything else in Arizona,”
says Dea McDonald, DMB’s senior vice president and
Eastmark’s general manager. “Eastmark is one of the
most thoughtfully designed communities in the country.
In our planning, we’ve artfully blended residential
areas, employment cores, recreation and commerce to
complement each other.”
For more information, visit Eastmark.com and DMBInc.com.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Brighter future
with solar panels
A new program makes purchasing
solar photovoltaic systems more
affordable to Arizona homeowners,
as Sun Valley Solar Solutions is finding
homeowners can pay as little as $90 a
month for a 5-kilowatt system.
“The price depends on the system
size needed, the amount of sunlight the
panels get, which utility company area a
home is located in and how much if any
of the loan is taken as same-as-cash,”
says a company spokesperson.
According to SVSS, PV systems
can generate up to 100% of a home’s
yearly kilowatt-hour electricity usage
from solar panels, usually installed
on rooftops and tied into the grid.
There are more than 300 days a year of
sunshine in parts of Arizona.
Located at 3235 N. Arizona Ave.,
Chandler, SVSS is a solar panel
installation company started in 2006
by two former Intel engineers. The
company received the SunPower
Residential Regional Dealer of the Year
Award for its performance last year.
For more information, call
480-361-6041 or 888-576-5278,
email [email protected] or visit
Doing Business
Arizona Child Care Solutions
Owner: Iva Dumas
How long in business: 1 year
Specialty: Iva Dumas is a consultant
for parents or grandparents with little
ones at home who wonder how to rest
easier and enjoy time with their children
or grandchildren. The business is set up
for parents and grandparents to receive
valuable advice and research to help all
rest easier.
Unique features: Dumas can give advice
on childproofing by visiting the parent’s
or grandparent’s home for review.
She can help to make toilet training a
smoother transition, discuss educational
activities parents or grandparents
can share with their children or
grandchildren and offer research relating
to childproofing, toilet training or
equipment and furniture suited for the
client’s children or grandchildren.
Hours: 24/7 online and evenings; 7 to 9
p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Address: Chandler resident
Phone: 480-917-9412
Email: [email protected]
Website: az-childcaresolutions.com
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business profile for
‘Doing Business’
Years in business: 37
Unique features: Personalized care
for each patient; same-day, evening
and Saturday appointments; female
physicians; bilingual providers; onsite
3D/4D live motion ultrasound;
bioidentical hormone therapy; deliver
at Chandler Regional, Mercy Gilbert,
Banner Gateway, Mountain Vista and
Banner Ironwood medical centers;
accept most insurances including
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Address: Five Valley locations, including
2055 W. Frye Rd., Suite 9 in Chandler and
3530 S. Val Vista Dr., Suite 203 in Gilbert
Phone: 480-821-3616
Website: MomDoc.com
The SanTan Sun News would like
to welcome new area businesses
or existing ones that may be new
to our readers.
Submit information about your
business for a “Doing Business”
mini-business profile in an
upcoming issue of our publication,
which is distributed to 35,000
homes, racks and boxes on the first
and third Saturdays of the month.
Please include all of the
following items: Name of business,
name of owner(s), how long the
business has existed, unique
features, hours of operation,
address, telephone number,
website and email address. Also
include an at least 300 dpi a of the
business owner or logo.
The sooner you submit the
information to us, the sooner we’ll
be able to profile your business, as
it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
Email this information to
[email protected] or visit
SanTanSun.com and click on the
“Doing Business” form to submit.
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2745 S. Alma School Road • Chandler
Located 1/2 block north of Queen Creek on Alma School — just north of Applebees
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Sunday
April 6 – 19, 2013
Give back to the community Conference focuses on social media
Meet, network and build relationships with other
individuals, businesses representatives and owners who
are interested in giving back to the community when the
Chandler Business Alliance holds its Networking after
Business Fundraising event to benefit About Care, 5 to 7 p.m.
Wed., April 17 at Uncle Bear’s Grill & Bar, 1980 W. Germann
Rd., Chandler.
A $5 donation will be collected at the door to benefit
About Care, whose trained volunteers provide services such
as transportation for shopping and errands for the elderly
and physically challenged homebound residents of Chandler
and Gilbert.
Door prizes are accepted. Preregistration is not
required, but signing up on Meetup at meetup.com/
events/110446982/ is appreciated.
Also, members and guests are encouraged to present
themselves to other local business owners who care about
Chandler at the CBA’s weekly breakfast meeting, 7:30 to 8:30
a.m. every Thursday at BLD, 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler.
Information about local Chandler events and causes will also
be provided.
The Chandler Business Alliance is focused on building
and maintaining relationships of trust among business and
nonprofit members.
For more information, visit chandleralliance.com or email
[email protected]
“Social Media for
Writers and Journalists:
What Works and Why,”
a day-long conference
presented by Arizona
Press Women, is
open to the public
from 10 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Sat., May 4 at
the Chaparral Suites
Conference Center,
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
GET SOCIAL: Arizona historian
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guest speakers at Arizona Press
The conference
Women’s spring conference.
features guest speakers,
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including New Yorkbased journalist and marketing expert Pamela
Bayless, Phoenix attorney Ruth Carter, best-selling
author Kevin Hearne, Business Blogging Pros founder
Dave Barnhart and Arizona historian John Southard,
who assists cultural organizations in gaining a social
media presence.
Prepaid registration is $50 before April 19 and $60
if received by April 29; cost includes lunch. Reserve
with check or credit card by mail to P. Stevenson, 1927
E. Vaughn, Tempe, AZ 85253, or email with credit card
information to [email protected]
Arizona Press Women is an organization of
women and men who work as editors, writers,
photographers, teachers and public relations
specialists. APW sponsors regular meetings and
workshops in Phoenix, Tucson and Payson, and the
annual spring conference. For more information,
contact [email protected]
Chick-fil-A brings Leadercast to Gilbert
More than 125,000 leaders from around the world
will hear from dynamic speakers who will share
inspiring, encouraging and motivational messages,
beginning at 7 a.m. Fri., May 10 at the 2013 Chick-fil-A
The one-day leadership event is broadcast live
from Atlanta and simulcast into communities
around the world. It will be hosted locally at Sun
Valley Community Church, 456 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert.
Attendees can learn how to improve leadership
skills and have the opportunity to network with
other leaders in Gilbert.
Speakers include Jack Welch, former chairman
and CEO of General Electric; Andy Stanley, bestselling leadership author and communicator; Mike
Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach for Duke
University and Team USA; John C. Maxwell, best-
selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry
Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant;
Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the
2012 movie “Act of Valor;” Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012
London Olympic track and field gold medalist; David
Allen, best-selling author of “Getting Things Done”
and a productivity expert; and former Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice.
The simulcast is presented in partnership with
Chick-fil-A, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce,
Gilbert Leadership and Sun Valley Community
Church. Sponsorship is provided by Rayhons
Financial Solutions.
Tickets are $79 per person; if 10 tickets are
purchased, one is free. Admission includes breakfast,
lunch, snacks and door prizes. To purchase tickets,
access gilbertleadership.com.
April 6 – 19, 2013
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Raise funds
for cancer
Secret storage spot in every home
Attend a Home Business and Craft Expo to
help support teams at Chandler’s Relay for Life, a
fundraising event for the American Cancer Society,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 6 at Trinity Christian
Fellowship, 50 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler.
The vendors participating are Lia Sophia jewelry,
Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One Gifts, Avon,
Gold Canyon Candles, local artists and crafters.
For more information about booth rental, email
[email protected]
New Cajun
eatery opens
UNUSED SPACE: Totes above the garage door can’t be seen from the street. Submitted photo
A garage storage system that
utilizes the space above the garage
door is being offered by Keep Track
Storage Solutions of Chandler, which
can install 30 totes above most
standard 16-foot garage doors with
12 inches of available headroom left
between the garage door and ceiling.
“People like concealing their
stuff in cabinets or containers put
on shelves, but then both take up
valuable space you need to park
your car inside and still open your
car doors,” says Marshall Schoewe,
Keep Track president. “I’ve affordably
captured that void of unused space
above garage doors like never before.”
Because the totes are arranged
in a two-dimensional grid pattern,
customers can document the
contents with photos and then
upload them with a free software
app onto their computer or storage
device for instant reference.
For more information, visit
justkeepitup.com, call 480-269-0450
or email [email protected]
Taste authentic Cajun food and Louisiana style
barbeque at Bourbon Street Bar & BBQ, now open
in the Bashas’ Marketplace Shopping Center at 4920
S. Gilbert Rd. on the northwest corner at Chandler
Heights, Chandler. A grand opening is scheduled for
Fri., April 19.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the
restaurant features gumbo specials on Tuesdays;
poboy and a pint on Wednesdays; and live music and
all-you-can-eat fish fry Fridays. Karaoke runs from 7
to 11 p.m. Saturdays starting April 20.
For more details, call 480-963-2170.
Individual commercial offices available.
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• Foreign Coins
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10325 E. Riggs Rd., Suite 103, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
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Open: 7 Days! 9a.m. - 5p.m., Wed. 9a.m. - 8p.m.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Fresh produce at ‘Market on the Move’
Free shredding for area residents
Bring paper documents for free
shredding from 9 a.m. to noon Thu.,
April 18 at Building #4, 3105 S. Price Rd.
in the Aquila Ocotillo Office Park on the
southeast corner of Queen Creek and
Price roads, Chandler.
Get fresh veggies and fruit for a
reasonable price at the next Market on
the Move from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sat., April
13 at in the parking lot at Desert Palms
Church, 4265 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler.
Market on the Move is open to the
public and distributes fresh produce
with a farmers’ market atmosphere.
The purpose is to reach out to the
community and provide good quality
produce at an extremely affordable
price. For a $10 donation, participants
can receive up to 60 pounds of produce.
This event is held the second Saturday
of the month from October through
May. Shoppers are encouraged to get
there early as the food goes quickly.
For more information, visit
the3000club.org and dpc-pca.org.
Sponsored by Aquila Ocotillo Owners
Association and the Arizona Center
for the Blind, the event is offered as a
complimentary service to the Ocotillo
community and businesses in Aquila
Ocotillo Office Park.
Fundraising breakfast for Parkinson’s
Open houses for proposed SRP power facilities
Learn more about a proposed
transmission project that will meet
the growing demand for electricity
in the area known as the Price Road
Corridor, adjacent to Price Road in
Chandler by attending Salt River Project
informational open houses 10 a.m. to
noon Tue., April16 at Holiday Inn, 1200
W. Ocotillo Rd., Chandler; 5 to 7:30
p.m. at Tumbleweed Recreation Center,
745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler; and 5 to
7:30 p.m. Wed., April 17 at Gethsemane
Lutheran Church and School, 1035 E.
Guadalupe Rd., Tempe.
SRP recently initiated a process to
site new 230-kilovolt (kV) power lines
and new 230-kV substations that will
improve electric service reliability in
the area and serve large commercial
and light industrial customers in south
Tempe and southwest Chandler.
Residents and stakeholders who
attend the open houses will be able to
comment on potential route alternatives
for the transmission lines and associated
power facilities.
For more information on this project
and SRP, visit azpower.org and srpnet.com.
Pancakes for Parkinson’s will help raise
money and awareness for Parkinson’s
research and treatment from 9 a.m. to
noon Sat., April 6 at Tumbleweed Park,
745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler.
Hamilton High junior Rushi Shah
hosts the event, which honors
Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April
and raises funds for the Michael J. Fox
Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Parkinson’s is a chronic, progressive
neurological disease that affects
movement, speaking and cognitive
function in up to 1.5 million Americans.
For more information, visit
Marketing tips offered for small biz owners
Dow Media Group of Chandler presents
“7 Awesome Marketing Tools for Small
Business Owners” at the next Coffee
& Connections, a quarterly networking
educational series offered to small
businesses, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thu., April
18 at the Innovations Incubator, 145 S.
79th St., Chandler.
The event is free and open to the
public, but registration is required due to
limited seating.
Dow Media Group specializes
in creating marketing solutions for
technology companies and architecting
positive user experiences.
Register for Coffee & Connections at
maricopasbdc.com or call Sanjay Dhole
at 480-784-0591.
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April 6 – 19, 2013
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Bridal show invites brides, grooms
Applications for grant awards of up
to $2,000 are now being accepted by
the Downtown Chandler Community
Foundation (DCCF), a nonprofit
organization that provides a conduit
for grants and sponsorships from public
agencies, corporations and foundations
dedicated to the downtown Chandler
community. The deadline for spring
submissions is April 15.
“We provide grants to organizations
whose mission is congruent with
ours,” says Jeanne Forbis, chair of the
DCCF Committee. “We award grants
to organizations to help provide
opportunities to many people who
Save the date for the second Chandler
Gilbert Bridal Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sat., June 22 at Noah’s, 2100 E. Yeager
Dr., Chandler, off the Santan Loop 202
Freeway and Cooper Road.
The whole bridal party can plan a
wedding while having fun in a relaxing,
intimate environment, including a health
and beauty room and a groom’s lounge.
otherwise might not have them.”
Last year the DCCF granted more than
$10,000 to community organizations,
including Bonanza Educational, the
Chandler Care Center, Chandler
Christian Community Center, Boys and
Girls Club Compadre Branch and the
Chandler Cultural Foundation.
The DCCF reviews grant requests on a
quarterly basis.
Interested and qualified organizations
should visit downtownchandler.
org/about/dccf/ to find out more
information and apply for the grant.
Questions may be emailed to [email protected]
Art dash raises money for youth
Take a 5K or 1-mile fun run or walk
on Sun., May 5 at Kiwanis Park, 5024 S.
Ash Ave., Suite 106, Tempe and help
kids at New Horizon Youth Homes
(NHYH) with summer trips, recreation
equipment, extra-curricular activities,
music lessons and instruments and
general household items.
Registration for the NHYH Art Dash
begins at 8 a.m. and the first race starts
at 9. The event includes an arts and craft
fair, sponsorship booths, kids’ activities
and entertainment.
Families are invited, as NHYH hopes
to have a number of youth runners as
well as adults. The first 150 5K/Fun Run participants
will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and
race bib. Participants must pick up their
race bib and goody bag at the race table
on race day, and race bib must be worn
in order to participate. The cost to
participate is $25 for the 5k run and $15
for the 1-mile fun run.
Register online at nhyh.org or call
480-722-2730 for more information.
There will be raffle prizes and samples
from local businesses and caterers.
Purchase advance tickets at
ChandlerGilbertBridalShow.com for $8 per
person, $25 for four and $30 for six. Tickets
are $10 at the door, and parking is free.
Call 602-679-0148 or email
[email protected]
to learn more.
Learn spy techniques from a pro
Automotive enthusiasts are invited
to join Chandler resident Brenda Priddy
at her Spy Camp for grown-ups, where
participants will photograph cars
of the future as they’re undergoing
development testing. The first session
starts on Sun., July 7 at a secret location
about 425 miles from the metropolitan
Phoenix area.
Priddy has photographed secret cars
as they’ve undergone testing on public
roads around the county and the world
for more than 20 years. Her Chandlerbased business has been featured on
ABC’s “Nightline,” CNN’s international
news broadcasts, and publications such
as Newsweek, USAToday and the New
York Times.
For more information, email
[email protected]
I SPY: Extremely hot days and odd-looking cars covered with camouflage await participants in Brenda Priddy’s Spy
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SIGN AWARD: Allison Kast-Eichenberg of Sign-A-Rama Chandler presents a plaque and grant to the Lions
Club. From left: Darlene Hunter, Allison Kast-Eichenberg and RuthJon Wick. Submitted photo
Sign of the times at Lions Club
Signage for fundraisers and events by the
Chandler Lions Club, which raises money for
eye exams and glasses for needy Chandler
students, will be provided by Sign-A-Rama
Chandler through a Signs of Hope Grant.
“Sign-A-Rama Chandler was excited to have
the Lions Club apply for a grant, because we
believe in their mission and appreciate all
the work and all they do to help make our
community a better place,” says Allison KastEichenberg, who attended a Lions Club meeting
and presented a plaque to RuthJon Wick,
club president. “The Lions were wonderfully
welcoming and it was exciting to learn more
about their current projects as well as to have
the opportunity to watch them induct new
members through their Leo to Lion program.”
The Lions Club is a service club staffed by
volunteers dedicated to serving the community
and meeting humanitarian needs locally and
Family owned and operated Sign-A-Rama
Chandler is a full-service custom sign company
located at 3400 N. Arizona Ave.
For more information, call 480-821-1100,
visit signaramachandler.com or email
[email protected]
Colleen Frost of Chandler is senior
escrow officer of Clear Title Agency of
Arizona, where she works with a team of
escrow officers, escrow assistants, business
development managers and executive team,
handling refinance, short sales and resolving
any client issues.
Previously she was a
senior escrow officer
at Great American
Title for five years, where she worked on
processing resale, refinance, REOs and short
sales. She also worked as a senior escrow
officer at Intracoastal Title/Title Management
processing refinance and resale files. She is
active with Veterans of Foreign Wars and is
a lifetime member of the Women’s Auxiliary.
Info: cleartitleaz.com.
Shelly Winson, owner of True Choice
Benefits in Chandler receives a certificate of
completion as a Certified Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act Professional. The
National Association of Health Underwriters
views this certification as demonstrating her
commitment to educational leadership within
the insurance profession. She previously
earned professional certification in the area
of consumer-driven health care and wellness
programs and designations as a registered
employee benefit consultant and registered
health underwriter. True Choice Benefits
is a health insurance agency serving small
employers, business owners, individuals,
families and Medicare beneficiaries in Arizona.
Info: truechoicebenefits.biz.
Michael Pollack of Michael A. Pollack Real
Estate Investments of Chandler will match up
to $9,000 of what students raise in community
donations to send 19 seniors at Tempe’s Marcos
de Niza High School to represent Arizona in
the We the People Government Constitution
Competition in late April in Washington, D.C.
The students have already raised $17,000 by
writing letters and holding car washes and
rummage sales. Info: 480-838-3200, ext. 47651.
Sal Flores of Flores Wealth Management
of Chandler is one of Barron’s 2013 “Top
1,000 Advisors” in the country for the fifth
consecutive year and 16th in Arizona. The
annual Barron’s list ranks 1,000 advisors from
all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Flores manages more than $600 million in
client assets. Info: floreswealth.com.
The City of Chandler is the “Employer of
the Year” selected by Kachina Chapter 28 of
the International Right of Way Association.
The award acknowledges the City’s support
and encouragement of real estate staff in
their professional development, enabling staff
to obtain certifications, attend classes and
speaker luncheons and participate in IRWA
activities and programs. Since 1998, Chandler’s
Real Estate Section has acquired more than
1,000 acres of real estate for a variety of city
projects and facilities. Info: chandleraz.gov.
Turn Style Consignment Stores opens its
fifth and newest location in Arizona at 1755 S.
Val Vista Dr. in Mesa. Turn Style consigns and
sells gently used, high quality department
store clothing for men, women and children,
as well as home accents and furnishings. Info:
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refreshing new way to view the disease-focused paradigm which
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April 6 – 19, 2013
LibCon treats
sci-fi, fantasy fans
Teens ages 12 to 18
who are fans of comic
books, Japanese manga
and anime, role-playing,
video games and other
fantasy and science fiction
entertainment are invited
to Hamilton Library’s LibCon
2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., April 6 at Hamilton
High School’s cafeteria, 3700
S. Arizona Ave., Chandler.
The free mini-convention
features discussion panels
on topics such as Japanese
candy making, “Doctor
Who,” “Star Trek” and
zombies, a Cosplay Contest
and keynote speeches by
Janni Lee Simner, author of
the “Faerie After” series,
and Liz Danforth, columnist,
author and blogger on
games, gamers and gaming.
The Buzznbeez Good Food
Truck will be on site with
treats available for purchase.
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day,
offering the chance to win prizes such as tickets for
Phoenix Comicon in May. All raffle proceeds benefit
Kids Need to Read, a national nonprofit organization
promoting childhood literacy.
Space is limited. For more information or to
register, visit chandlerlibrary.org or
Chandler bike
ride keeps
families fit, fun
Preregistration is available online for
Chandler’s Family Bike Ride, taking place at
9 a.m. Sat., April 13 along the Paseo Trail in
southeastern Chandler.
Registration is also taken on event day,
beginning at 8 a.m. at Chandler’s Park and
Ride lot on the southwest corner of Germann
and Hamilton roads.
The annual bike ride provides families with
the opportunity to exercise while celebrating
bicycling for recreation and transportation.
Participants travel the Paseo Trail along the
Consolidated Canal to Crossbow Park and
back, a 7.4-mile roundtrip ride. All riders
must wear helmets. Participants receive
information about bicycle safety, transit
services and related topics.
Water and a snack are provided during
the ride.
For more information or to preregister, visit
Dance to music
from the ‘50s
Rock the night away at the 8th annual RAD Sock Hop sponsored
by Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled and the City of
Chandler Therapeutic Recreation Program, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., April
19 at the Chandler Community Center, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave,
Disabled individuals ages 16 and older are invited to attend this
free event. Attendees are encouraged to wear 1950s style attire.
There will be a live DJ, root beer floats and memento photos.
RAD is a Chandler-based nonprofit founded by parents of the
disabled and other concerned citizens. Its mission is “dedicated to
assisting any person who is disabled and wants to participate in
recreation or athletic activities.”
For more information, call RAD board member Cathy Yamashiro
at 480-440-1913.
Free workshop
focuses on food
“The Link Between Lunchboxes
and Learning,” a free workshop led
by certified nutritional consultant
and Chandler resident Jenny
Hodges, is held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sat.,
April 13 at Hamilton Branch Library,
3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler.
Hodges will teach parents and caregivers the importance of
quality nutrition and the connection between food and behavior.
Registration is required for the event.
For more information or to register, visit chandlerlibrary.org.
Kid power
April 6 – 19, 2013
Free practice test for juniors, seniors
Free SAT or ACT practice tests are
available for area high school juniors and
seniors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April
20 at Tutor House Tutoring Services, 100
W. Boston St., Suite #4, Chandler.
Test results and analysis are given
at a separately scheduled conference.
Tutor House offers the free evaluation
in addition to its regular SAT and ACT
prep programs.
Tutor House is a family owned and
operated learning center that aims to
provide an individualized approach to
education. The tutoring process begins
with a skills assessment identifying
students’ academic strengths and
weaknesses. Once testing is complete,
the director reviews the results with
parents and presents a program
designed to address the student’s
individual needs. Services offered
include a wide range of one-on-one and
small-group tutoring for students in
grades K through 12.
To sign up or learn more, visit
TutorHouseAZ.com, call 480-857-1222 or
email [email protected]
Chandler team success
at robotics challenge
ACT OF KINDNESS: A group of children living in Chandler’s Paseo Crossing neighborhood raised
$100 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital by raking leaves, selling lemonade and brownies and collecting
donations in a shoebox. Submitted photo
Members of the FIRST Robotics
Team 1290 of Chandler High School are
currently raising funds to travel to the
FIRST Robotics Challenge Championship
April 24 through 27 in St. Louis, MO.
The team qualified for the event after
earning the Engineering Inspiration
Award and taking second place out of
50 high school teams from across the
region at the FIRST Robotics Challenge
2013 Phoenix Regional, held recently at
Hamilton High School in Chandler.
With the guidance of Alberto Esparza
of the Si Se Puede Foundation, the
Chandler High team works year-round
on robotics, participates and hosts
various competitions and mentors FIRST
Lego League teams. Esparza also helps
team members find community college
and university scholarships to pursue
engineering as careers.
To learn more about the Chandler
High team, or if interested in helping
to raise funds for their trip, contact
Sam Alexander at Chandler High at
[email protected] or
480-735-1128, or Alberto Esparza at
Si Se Puede at [email protected] or
480-310-2018. To learn more about FIRST,
visit usfirst.org.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Golf tourney
raises funds for
Legacy Schools
A golf tournament to raise funds for
Legacy Traditional Schools swings into
action Sat., April 27 at Ak-Chin Southern
Dunes Golf Club, 48456 W. Hwy. 238,
Registration for the Inaugural Legacy
Classic Golf Tournament begins at 10:30
a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon
and banquet and auction at 6 p.m. An
online auction is also available.
Participants can receive up to $400 in
individual tax credits; scholarships are
tax deductible.
Legacy Traditional Schools operates
seven charter schools
across the state,
including Athlos
Academy at
3201 S. Gilbert
Rd., Chandler,
with nearly
7,000 students
in kindergarten
through eighth
For more information,
visit LegacyTraditional.org
or email
[email protected]
Local logo
contest invites
Aspiring artists in kindergarten
through 12th grade have until May 30
to submit their original artwork to the
Five Star Literacy Foundation, Inc. logo
The winning submission earns a new
basic Kindle. The winning logo will also
appear on all the foundation’s media
materials and website.
Entry forms can be downloaded at
FiveStarLiteracyFoundation.org. A
winner will be announced June 15.
For contest rules and more
information, or to make a donation
to Five Star Literacy Foundation,
contact Linda Radke, executive
director of FSLF and president of
Chandler’s Five Star Publications,
Inc., at 480-940-8182 or [email protected]
Chandler student
stars in state spelling bee
Gilbert resident Rashi Magiyawala,
a fifth-grader at New Vistas Center for
Education in Chandler, was among the
state’s top 27 spellers competing in the
2013 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee, held
recently in Phoenix.
Participants in the bee ranged in age
from 9 to 14. The champion, Christopher
O’Connor of Tucson, will compete in the
86th annual Scripps National Spelling
Bee in May in Washington, D.C.
The event was sponsored for the
14th year by the Arizona Educational
Foundation (AEF), a nonprofit
organization promoting excellence in
education through diverse statewide
programs and community partnerships
To learn more about the AEF Spelling
Bee, visit azedfoundation.org. To learn
more about New Vistas Center for
Education, visit newvistasaz.com.
PBS KIDS GO! Writers
Contest invites entries
Children in kindergarten through third
grade are invited to submit original
entries in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers
Contest for a chance at local prizes and
entry into the national competition.
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is
a local and national contest designed
to promote the advancement of
children’s reading skills through handson, active learning. Entries are judged
on originality, creative expression,
storytelling and integration of text and
First, second and third place winners
are chosen in each grade level in
Arizona; the first-place winner in
each grade level goes to the national
competition. Each winner’s story will be
posted on the contest website at azpbs.
org/asset. An awards ceremony for the
Arizona winners will be held on April 27.
Arizona entries can be mailed to Eight
Educational Outreach, PBS KIDS GO!
Writers Contest, 555 N. Central Ave.,
Suite 500, Phoenix AZ 85004. Entries
must be postmarked no later than Fri.,
April 12.
For full details and contest rules, visit
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aspiring journalists
Six Valley Christian High
student athletes are the
recipients of All-Academic
honors from Pros2Preps, tying for
most from any one Phoenix-area
school and most from any one
school in the East Valley.
The awards are based
on academic and athletic
achievement and nominations
from Arizona coaches and
community members. To qualify
for consideration, students must
have a minimum 3.5 cumulative
grade point average.
Representing Valley Christian
girls’ basketball are seniors Abby
Labahn and Tana Kemmer. Seniors
Alec Chavez and Colten Gentry
and juniors Brandon Haagsma and
T.J. Widner were honored from
the boys’ basketball team.
Valley Christian High School is
a nondenominational, collegepreparatory Christian high school
serving ninth through 12th grades.
For more information, visit
High school students from the SanTan Sun
area planning to study journalism at an Arizona
university or community college in fall 2013 have
until Sun., April 21 to apply for two $500 Arizona
Press Women Memorial Journalism Scholarships.
Arizona Press Women, a statewide organization
of professional communicators, established
the annual $500 scholarship honoring the
memory of the late noted Phoenix journalist
Betty Latty-Hurlburt. This year an additional
$500 scholarship, the June Payne Memorial
Scholarship, has been added by Arizona Press
Women Anthology “Skirting Traditions” and the
NFPW Education Fund.
Applications, requirements and further
instructions are available at arizonapresswomen.
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Westlake at 480-968-8902 or [email protected]
April 6 – 19, 2013
Irish students make most of visit
connections needed
for a future Student
Ambassador Exchange
“Through ChandlerTullamore Sister
Cities’ Student
Ambassador Program,
our students will
create lasting
SISTER SCHOOL: The young delegation of 20 students from Sacred
friendships and
Heart School in Tullamore, Ireland made a trek to the Grand Canyon
cultural awareness
during a recent visit. Submitted photo
from a young age,”
Twenty students ages 15 to 17 were
says Barbara Olivieri, education chair
among a delegation of town officials,
for Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities.
business people and educators from
One joint student project, the
Chandler’s sister city of Tullamore,
publication of a cookbook containing
Ireland, who recently visited the area.
recipes from Ireland and Arizona,
The students, who attend Sacred
has already given the students an
Heart School, an all-girls secondary
opportunity to connect. In addition,
school in Tullamore, stayed with
11 Seton students plan to visit
16 families from their “sister
Tullamore in June.
school,” Chandler’s Seton Catholic
For more information, visit
Preparatory High School, and
chandlerirish.org or contact Barbara
participated in a full itinerary during
Olivieri at 480-347-8293.
their visit, including trips to the
Grand Canyon,
the Arizona
Science Center,
Rawhide and
The inclusion
of students
along with civic
and community
leaders in the
IRISH PRIDE: Students from Sacred Heart School in Tullamore marched with
visit is expected
students from Chandler’s Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in the 2013
to strengthen the
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Phoenix. Submitted photo
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April 6 – 19, 2013
Golf classic to benefit CHS football
The 10th annual Chandler Football Golf
Classic benefiting the Chandler High football
program is Sat., May 18 at Kokopelli Golf Club,
1800 W. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert.
Cost is $400 per foursome or $500 per
foursome with a hole sponsorship prior to
May 4. Individual golfers can play for $100.
For more information, contact
Anna White at 480-307-3795 or
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Kids: Win $15 gift card from
Changing Hands Bookstore
Dance champs
CHEER UP: AZ Compass Prep School’s dance team, the Dragonettes, is the state champion team after
participating in the Arizona Charter Athletic Association’s State Cheer Competition. The team is led by former
Arizona Cardinals cheerleader Coach Dana Bambino. AZ Compass Prep School is a tuition-free public charter
school serving grades seven through 12 in Chandler. For more information, visit skylineschools.com or contact
Denna Fifer at 480-779-2009 or [email protected] Submitted photo
Saturday, April 20, 2013
9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Students who either live in
Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek or
surrounding areas or who attend
area schools can win $15 gift cards
from Changing Hands Bookstore,
thanks to a partnership between
the bookseller and the SanTan
Sun News.
This ongoing, monthly
promotion awards a $15 Changing
Hands gift card to every youth
whose article, story, poem,
essay, editorial, book review,
photo or illustration is chosen
to be printed in the SanTan
Sun Kids Opportunity section,
while supplies last. The Kids
Opportunity section is printed
in the Youth Section of the first
paper of the month, each month.
The best news is that even though
only one to three submissions
are printed per month, all good
submissions are held in a file to be
printed in future issues. If an entry
doesn’t win this month it could
win next month, or the month
after that.
To enter, visit SanTanSun.com,
click on “Youth” and then on
“Student Writer Permission
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form and have a parent sign it so
the paper has permission to print
the entry and the author or artist’s
byline. Then, email the submissionpermission slip and writing or
artwork to [email protected]
as a Word file, if writing, or JPEG, if
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El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina
2950 E. Germann Rd., Chandler
480-802-5770, epchandler.com
Here’s the deal: Wednesdays, kids 12 and
younger eat free with paid adult.
Fat Willy’s
4850 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler
480-883-1356, fatwillysaz.com/Chandler
Here’s the deal: From 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays,
dine in and get a free kids meal with every
adult entrée purchased. Little Leaguers
menu only, 12 and younger.
Frio Mio Frozen Yogurt
3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler
480-398-3008, chompies.com
Here’s the deal: All day Tuesday, children
10 and younger receive one free item
from the Kids Meal menu with adult meal
purchase of $8 or more. Dine in only.
4991 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Here’s the deal: Every day, kids wearing
a sports or scouts uniform receive 50%
off frozen yogurt and 50 cent all-beef
hot dogs.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Planet Sub
1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
480-857-2860, pittsburghwillys.com
2895 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 5, Chandler Here’s the deal: Every day except Sunday
480-722-0644, dillysdeli.com
breakfast, kids younger than 10 eat free
Here’s the deal: On weekends, get one free with each paying adult. Additional kids
kids meal for each adult meal purchased
eat for 50% off; Wee Willy menu only.
for $4.79 or more.
2980 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler
480-792-6965, SidelinesAZ.com
Here’s the deal: Kids eat free from kids
menu after 4 p.m. Thursdays with adult
entree. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined
with any other offers or specials.
5070 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 400, Chandler
480-802-9070, thecovegrill.com
2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler
480-821-9000, sushiroomaz.com
Here’s the deal: Sunday Funday means
kids 12 and younger eat free. Two kids per
paying adult.
Uncle Bear’s Grill & Bar
1980 W. Germann Rd., Chandler
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Here’s the deal: Wednesdays, kids eat free
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April 6 – 19, 2013
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School District
April 24: Elementary Early Dismissal
May 27: Memorial Day holiday; no school
May 29: Fourth quarter ends; high school
graduation; last day of school
May 30: Teacher Inservice/Workday;
no school
Carlson Champions
Making plans – Parents are invited to
attend an informational meeting at 6:30
p.m. Mon., April 8 at Chandler United
Methodist Church, 450 E. Chandler
Heights Rd., about CUSD’s plan to pursue
an override election in November.
Carlson’s boundaries were among a few
that did not support last year’s override.
RSVP at [email protected]
April 12: Jamba Juice Fun Friday, 1:30
p.m., smoothies $3
—Lora Robinson
CTA-Independence Hawks
Spring Fling – Hawk families are
invited to the 2013 Spring Fling from 5
to 9 p.m. Fri., April 12. Activities for the
whole family include a bounce house,
face painting, pie throwing, a dunk tank,
photo booth, games booth, teacher
raffle, silent auction, shaved ice, kettle
corn and more.
Testing, testing – AIMS/Stanford
10 testing is coming soon. Families are
asked not to schedule appointments
during testing dates, and to ensure
children get plenty of sleep the night
before a test, with plenty of time to
wake up and have a good breakfast.
Second-grade classes will test April 17
and 18, third-graders will test April 17
through 19 and fourth through sixth
grades will test April 16 through 19.
Students should be encouraged to take
their time and show everything they
know on the test.
Save the date – Wed., April 24 is
an early release day. Students will be
dismissed at 11:40 a.m.
Making memories – Yearbooks are
now on sale. This year, the full-color
yearbook features a hard cover and is
available for $21. Order forms can be
found on the website or in the school
office. Cash will not be accepted.
Checks should be made payable to CTAIndependence PTO.
Big winners – Congrats on the
school’s first-place winners at the
Hamilton Invitational Science and
Engineering Fair: sixth-graders Justin
Ngo, Kallen Ruddle and Tyler Bonilla.
Health notes – All students entering
sixth grade in the 2013-14 school year
are required to have meningococcal
and Tdap immunizations. Updated
immunization records should be
brought to the health office. Contact
Mrs. Liles at 480-224-2702 with any
—Wendi Olson
Fulton Fire
Save the date – Families are welcome
to enjoy games, ziplining, a silent
auction, food and fun at Fulton’s Spring
Carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., April 12.
CHARACTER STUDY: Fulton staff dressed up as Cat in the Hat to celebrate Read Across America. Fulton
families were also invited to enjoy lunch on the lawn while snuggling up with a good book.
Fundraising fun – Fulton teachers
will work from 5 to 8 p.m. Thu., April
25 at McDonald’s on Alma School and
Chandler Heights roads. Families are
encouraged to drop in or drive through
and order dinner or a sweet treat from
one of the Fulton staff members.
April 12-18: Book Fair
—Sarah O’Brien
Ryan Royals
Team work – Two teams of Ryan
students advance to the Arizona State
Finals of the creative problem-solving
“Odyssey of the Mind” competition
April 6 in Tucson. The Division I team
is coached by Ryan parent Andrea
Stickland and includes third-graders
Aiden Stickland, Jenna Materna and
Alex Fernandez, and fourth-graders
Ian Lindstrom and Janet Thampy. The
Division II team is coached by Ryan
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—Diane Wells
delivering Art Night fun for the whole
family, complete with a student art
show, hands-on activities and visual
and performing artists. Thanks to the
sponsors and volunteers who gave
their generous support, including
colorkristinscar.com, ceramic artist Toni
Gledhill, Ralph’s Food Truck and Knox
Thanks due – A big thanks to parents,
students and teachers for supporting
the book fair and helping Knox reach its
goal of purchasing Common Core books
for classrooms.
Fundraising fun – Knox recycles old
clothing, linens, sheets, towels and
shoes in the blue textile recycling bin in
the school parking lot. Box tops, juice
pouches and Labels for Education are
collected by classroom teachers. Target
red cards and Fry’s cards can be linked
to Knox to help raise funds for the
—Ximena Rodriguez
Tarwater Toros
School Cents – The School Cents
program ends April 15. Families are
encouraged to keep collecting receipts
and turn them in to the school office
or guest services at Chandler Fashion
Center. PTO thanks all participants for
their support.
—Robyn Kelly
CTA-Goodman Gators
April 8: Flag ceremony presented by
sixth grade, 8 a.m., Amphitheater
April 9: PTO meeting, 3:15 p.m., Media
April 12: Student Council Spirit Day—
Neon Day
April 16: “Zoner and the Drip” water
conservation assembly, kindergarten
8:30 a.m., first grade 9:30 a.m.,
Multipurpose Room
April 16: AIMS testing, grades 4-6;
Site Council meeting, 3:15 p.m., Media
April 16-17: CTA-Goodman Night at
Buffalo Wild Wings at Chandler Fashion
April 17-18: AIMS testing, grades 3-6;
SAT 10 testing, grade 2
April 19: AIMS testing, grades 3-6; SAT
10 makeups, grade 2
—Kathie Butters
April 6 – 19, 2013
Sanborn Suns
GOT MOVES: Knox second-grader Evan Sideris and fourth-grader Danny LaBaer recently earned individual
trophies in the “K-6, under 600” section of the King’s Court Chess Tournament. Knox placed third at the
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Help wanted – Participants are
sought for the 2013-14 Knox PTO board.
Contact [email protected]
com if interested.
Kudos – Congrats to Knox’s Arts
Drive Creativity committee for recently
Save the date – Sanborn hosts its
seventh annual Dinner/Auction & Golf
Tournament Sat., April 27 at Arizona
Grand Resort in Phoenix. Cost for golf
and dinner is $85 per person, or $110
for one golfer and two dinners. Dinner
and auction only is $35 per person.
Event details, pricing/registration and
sponsorship information are available at
—Pamela Moya
April 6 – 19, 2013
Youth Chronicles
Tyler VanKlompenberg, Susan Fleischer and Mitchell Bates
won first, second and third place, respectively, in the “Language
and Culture Contest” held by Sigma Delta Mu Spanish Honor
Society, Beta Chapter at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Candidates researched 100 questions given to them a week prior
to the event and then competed by correctly answering the
questions in Spanish faster than opponents.
The 2012-13 All CUSD Girls Soccer First Team includes
members Tiana Pretzer, Alyssa Lamb and Amy Fuller of Basha
High; Gabriela Martinez, Jaimie Salas and Xury Deputy of
Hamilton High; Brittany Swanson, Seana Saladrigas, Ansley
Warner and Marisa Costagliola of Perry High; and La Maya
Williams of Chandler High. Co-Offensive Players of the Year
are Jazmarie Mader of Basha High and Alesondra Colbert of
Chandler High; Sam Demarco of Perry High is Defensive Player
of the Year. Coach of the Year is Tara Koleski of Chandler High.
Honorable Mentions include Kylie Miniefield, Ashley Marx
and Renee Terrell of Hamilton High; Destiny Decker, Destini
Soares and Bailey Jenkins of Basha High; Alexis Roberts, Sara
Hubble and Kassandra Armendariz of Chandler High; and
Nicole Stevens, Kambree Meskill and Jensen Gorton of Perry
The 2012-13 All CUSD Girls Basketball First Team includes
members Jazmyne Bartee and Jesse Ossian of Chandler High;
Aliyah Dickson and Ashlee Moore of Hamilton High; and
Hayley Pryor of Basha High. Player of the Year is Kyndall
Adams of Hamilton High, and Jenna Odell of Perry High earned
the Mike Desper Pursuing Victory with Honor Award.
Tia Ahlquist of Chandler is the recipient of a Master of
Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Joshua Allen Aiken and Vamsi Krishna Varra, both of
Chandler, are on the Fall 2012 Dean’s List at Washington
University in St. Louis, MO. Joshua is enrolled in the school’s
College of Arts & Sciences; Vamsi is enrolled in the School of
Engineering and Applied Science. To qualify for the Dean’s List,
students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or
above in at least 12 graded units.
Adam Alonzo of Chandler, left, a member of Chandler’s Boy
Scout Troop 679, will lead Scouts and volunteers in building
a split rail fence at the Salt River Habitat Restoration Park in
Phoenix as a final step toward his Eagle rank, the highest rank in
Boy Scouts. Adam has communication and learning disabilities
and has been with the program for five years. His older brother,
Alexander is also pictured.
Alexandra Palmatier,
a senior at Chandler
High, graduates in May
2013 without missing
one day of school from
kindergarten through
high school.
Gavin Rude, a
student at Leading Edge
Academy’s San Tan
campus, is the author
of an essay voted best
essay by viewers and
readers of Teenink.com.
Alexandra Palmatier
Gavin’s freshman essay is
titled “What is a Learner?” Teenink.com promotes and produces
student literary and artistic work.
Fred Mann is the new girls’ volleyball coach at Perry High
School for the 2013-14 school year. He will also work as a
guidance counselor at Perry. Mann coached the Mountain Pointe
boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams to a combined eight state
Nicholas Groth is the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley’s
candidate for the Boys & Girls Clubs’ 2013 Arizona Youth of the
Year. He competes with nine other candidates from across the
state for the honor. Youth of the Year promotes and celebrates
service to the Club, community and family values, academic
performance, moral character, life goals, poise and public
speaking ability. The state winner from Arizona goes on the
regional competition in July.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Community Commentary
Publisher’s Note
by Mayor Jay Tibshraeny
April in Chandler
Remember when
housing developments
of 10 to 12 years ago
felt like “war zones?”
Roads were torn up,
heavy trucks carried
lumber, dirt and many
other construction
Laurie Fagen
materials in and
Photo by
out and sounds of
hammering could be
heard from sunrise to sunset. The housing
boom took its toll on our vehicles, too, as it
was a common occurrence to get a flat tire
from a nail on the street.
While it’s not quite the same, it’s good to see
construction around the SanTan Sun area again,
whether its apartments and multi-family homes
off Arizona Avenue and Queen Creek Road, or
the huge near-mansions going in at Fulton Ranch
or the Paseo Linda community being built by
Cachet Homes north of Ocotillo Road along
Arizona Avenue.
And to hear that houses are starting to sell
again is also welcome news for many – including
real estate agents – who have been waiting for
market conditions to improve. Miriam Van Scott
finds that home prices are going up, and the
distressed properties that used to be on every
corner are waning.
Meanwhile, it’s budget time for the City of
Chandler, and the results of a number of public
meetings are on the City’s website at chandleraz.
gov by clicking on “Government” and “Budget
and CIP.” Chandler has always been dedicated
to providing more parks than many cities, and
Tracy House details some of the latest play
areas being built.
And it’s official: the new name for the
previous Holocaust & Tolerance Museum Project
is Center for Holocaust Education & Human
Dignity, a joint project of the East Valley Jewish
Community Center and the City of Chandler,
which is planned for the site next to EVJCC at
Alma School and Ray roads. K.M. Lang writes
about a Holocaust survivor, and we will let you
know more about the Center as it’s built.
It’s a good sign the economy is improving
when restaurants and entertainment venues
start opening again. Finally, a new eatery, Table
49, is open in the former Sautee restaurant on
S. Alma School Road just north of Chandler
Heights Road. That beautiful building has been
shuttered for much too long, and we wish
Chandler residents Sasha and Donna Cosic,
owners of VaBene, the best of luck with their
new venture.
And I can see a lot of SanTan Sun area families
heading down to Maricopa this summer – when
it’s hot outside but cool inside the UltraStar
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. It’s an
amazing place and not that far of a drive.
Alarming statistics and new information about
concussions have been in the news of late, so
Alison Stanton checks in with a neurosurgeon,
i9 sports and the CUSD athletic director for
how we can keep our kids healthy in the latest
SanTan Family Fun cover story.
We welcome Executive Editor Shanna Hogan,
an award-winning journalist and author, to the
SanTan Sun team, as well as another awardwinning journalist, Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
as editor. We have a lot of resources at our
fingertips with the Times Media Group and
look forward to continuing the growth of this
newspaper that Geoff and I have built over the
past 13 years.
I am humbled by the outpouring of love and
sympathy this past month following Geoff’s
death. Thank you to the many who contacted
us, and to all those whose lives Geoff touched.
A reminder that a celebration of Geoffrey Dean
Hancock’s life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
Sun., April 7 at Valley Unitarian Universalist
Congregation, 6400 W. Del Rio St., off Ray and
McKemy roads in Chandler. Visit the Facebook
pages for Geoffrey Dean Hancock or SanTan Sun
News for details and where online condolences
may be made.
Thank you, dear readers, for your
continued support.
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Some people believe the
term “spring cleaning” comes
from Persia. It is when families
would perform “khooneh
tekouni” – where everything
in the house was thoroughly
cleaned before the first day of
spring – which also marked the
Persian New Year.
Here in Chandler, spring is the
perfect time to do a little cleanup of your wellness routine. If
Mayor Jay Tibshraeny
you do not have a regimen for
sustained health, think about starting one. If you do have a
routine, maybe shake it up a little. The perfect place to start
is the Mayor’s Health Connect Expo, set to take place from
9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 6 at the Tumbleweed Recreation
Center, located at Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Rd., on
the southwest corner at McQueen Road.
Chandler has plenty to offer in terms of wellness and
fitness, but my Health Connect initiative is also aimed at
connecting residents with resources to make sure they also
have good mental health and strong finances.
With all the products and services on the market geared
toward fitness and a more productive lifestyle, it can get a
little confusing on just how and where to jumpstart your
new devotion to a more fit routine. That is why we have
brought together an array of displays, vendors and more, to
help you make some new and healthy choices.
The Tumbleweed Recreation Center – which is celebrating
its fifth anniversary of delivering fitness opportunities to
the community – will buzz with demonstrations, speakers
and more than 30 nonprofit organizations and retailers. I
will even help lead a cycling class in the courtyard at 10 a.m.
Demonstrations include cooking, tennis, Zumba and other
dance workouts and more.
Vendors will represent a broad range of health and
wellness establishments and organizations in Chandler. We
are also lining up some speakers to hit on some critical
Health Connect topics that include parenting, wills and
trusts, depression and aging. There will also be plenty of
giveaways and, best of all, the event is free!
Our city public safety personnel will be on hand to offer
free child car safety seat checks, provide CPR training and EZ
Child I.D. kits. You can also get wellness checks for the whole
family and oral screenings and fluoride varnishes for the kids.
A critical part of last year’s Health Connect launch was
a prescription drug card we have made available to the
public at no cost. The card helps to save an average of nearly
60% on prescription drug fills at virtually any pharmacy in
Chandler and has proved to be very popular with residents.
The cards will also be available at the Expo – just visit the
[email protected] RX table. For the first several hundred who
attend, we have free T-shirts that are customizable to match
your commitment to better health.
The Expo is co-sponsored by our good friends at
Dignity Health, and Chandler Regional Medical Center
CEO Tim Bricker has graciously agreed to join me
in leading the cycling class. For more details, go to
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April 6 – 19, 2013
Letters to the editor
Our practice is filled with sadness today as we hear of the passing of Eddie Basha.
Eddie has been a friend to Drs. Goodman and Partridge for over almost 40 years. He
was an integral part of the decision to locate our practice in Chandler and he will be
missed greatly. As a Chandler Hospital board member, Eddie spearheaded fundraising
efforts community wide to bring up-to-date equipment to the hospital and our OB/
GYN patients in 1976. As we all know, his philanthropy continued throughout his life.
Although he is remembered as a businessman and an employer throughout the
state, he was also deeply involved in the Chandler community and making Arizona a
great place to live. We are blessed to have such a great man as a champion for Arizona.
We all remember his larger than life personality in his commercials, but we also
applaud the private man who was known as a champion of business, a leader in
education and a charitable, giving man. Our practice, along with all of Arizona, will
miss Eddie Basha.
Clifford J. Goodman, Jr., M.D., FACOG
Founder and Medical Director, Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN, LLC
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April 2013
Kids, concussions: prevention is key
By Alison Stanton
For decades, kids who play sports have
occasionally conked their heads. In many
cases, the impact can be hard enough to
cause a concussion. Historically, concussions in children were thought to be fairly
benign, but Mark Garrett, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Chandler Regional Medical Center,
says recent evidence suggests otherwise.
“It was once thought that recovery
following a concussion was immediate, but
better studies of concussions in athletes
have shown that symptomatic recovery in
high school athletes after an injury generally takes seven to 14 days, and functional
or neurocognitive impairment can persist
much longer than that,” he explains.
“Also, newer studies with specialized
MRI scans on patients after mild head
injuries have shown changes in neural
function that was not recognized in previous studies that relied on CT scans alone.”
As Garrett explains, “concussion” is
often used interchangeably with the terms
mild or minor traumatic brain injury.
“There actually continues to be some
debate on the exact definition, but
generally it is immediate or transient
impairment of neural function due to a
mechanical injury to the head from
external forces,” he says.
Common signs of a concussion,
Garrett says, include loss of consciousness;
amnesia to events both before and after
the event; confusion and disorientation;
and emotional and behavioral changes.
“Symptoms can include headache,
dizziness, visual changes such as double
vision, drowsiness, insomnia, fatigue,
balance problems and problems with
Young athletes who have sustained a
head injury should stop playing, Garrett
says, because immediately following a concussion there is “an increased vulnerability
to a second insult due to changes in the
blood flow and energy demands of the
Although the long-term outcomes of
cumulative head injuries are not well
known and controversial, Garrett says
evidence increasingly suggests that longterm impairment can be associated with
repetitive minor head injuries.
In an effort to reduce the chances of
kids getting a concussion, i9 Sports,
a youth sports franchise in Chandler,
as well as the Chandler Unified School
District have taken definite steps to keep
young athletes as safe
as possible.
“i9 Sports has
assumed a leadership
role in raising youth
sports safety standards
by implementing a
number of measures
designed to maintain
both the physical
LEADERS: i9 Sports
and mental safety
is considered a leader
of our players,”
in raising youth
says Kim Olsen,
sports standards,
league coordinator
says League
for i9 Sports.
Kim Olsen.
For example,
Olsen says i9 Sports Submitted photo
was the first national youth sports organization to institute a “when in doubt, sit
them out” policy that requires any player
suspected of sustaining a concussion or
head injury be immediately removed from
SPORTS INJURIES: Many sports can cause a variety of injuries, including concussions.
i9 Sports has a “when in doubt, sit them out” policy for players suspected of sustaining a
concussion or head injury. Submitted photo
the practice or game and not allowed to
return to play without written clearance
from a licensed health care provider.
“i9 Sports instituted a system wide
concussion awareness campaign which
educates all officials, coaches and parents
on concussion safety including the signs of
a concussion and the steps to take should
a concussion be suspected,” she says.
“All parents and coaches in our programs
must sign a waiver acknowledging
that they have received and read the
concussion safety information.”
Olsen also says i9 was the first national
youth sports organization to ban heading
in all of its soccer leagues for kids under
the age of 14.
Marcus Williams, director of athletics
for the Chandler Unified School District,
says the district takes plenty of precautions
to keep its student athletes safe and reduce
their risk of getting a concussion. CUSD is
a member of the Arizona Interscholastic
Association (AIA), which is the governing
body of high school sports in Arizona.
“The AIA requires all coaches of seventh through 12-graders to take a concussion education course, NFHS ‘Concussion
in Sports – What You Need To Know,’
as well as the NFHS ‘Fundamentals of
Coaching’ course,” Williams says.
In addition, the AIA requires student
athletes in grades nine through 12 to take
the “Brain Book Concussion Education”
course, Williams explains. Students must
pass with a score of 80% or better and
turn it in to the school’s athletic department. This same group of students must
also sign the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
(MTBI)/Concussion Annual Statement and
Acknowledgment Form.
CUSD also requires student athletes
who are in the seventh and eighth grades
to complete the MTBI Concussion Annual
Statement and Acknowledgement Form,
Williams says.
“CUSD high schools invest in concussion baseline testing, which varies per site
and is site-driven, so our medical staff of
doctors and trainers have baseline information when treating a concussion,”
he adds.
All secondary programs for grades
seven through 12 have an athletic administrator who is responsible for daily operations of athletics at
their sites, Williams
says, and each high
school in CUSD has
two trainers who
work with the
coaches and athletes
regarding injury
prevention and
Marcus Williams,
No matter what
CUSD director of
sports kids and
teens decide to
Submitted photo
play, Olsen says i9
Sports wants to do away with the myth
that injuries are a natural and acceptable
“Injuries can happen as kids participate
in any sport or activity,” she says.
“Our goal is to educate both children and
their parents about the importance of safe
play. Yet beyond that, we at i9 Sports want
to provide programs that foster healthy,
safe play regardless of the chosen sport.”
Alison Stanton is a freelance writer who
lives in the East Valley. She can be reached
at [email protected]
• “Concussions and Our Kids:
America's Leading Expert on How to
Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe,”
by Dr. Robert Cantu and Mark Hyman
• “Ahead of the Game: The Parents'
Guide to Youth Sports Concussion,”
by Rosemarie Scolaro Moser
• “Sports Concussion and Neck Trauma:
Preventing Injury for Future Generations,”
by Dr. Kelly J. Roush
• kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/
• mayoclinic.com/health/concussion-inchildren/AN02059
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Baby Time
11 Toddler
Pre-K Storytime
Infant Lapsit
Disney on Ice
18 Toddler
13 Bike
Solar Walk
Disney on Ice
Paws to Read
Crochet Bracelet
Science Saturday
Disney on Ice
Pre-K Storytime
Infant Lapsit
Magic Treehouse
Earth Day Celebration
Paws 2 Read
BBQ Festival
Tree Tour
Toddler Storytime
Pre-K Storytime
Infant Lapsit
Ballet Etudes
Superhero Run
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and activities to
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Fulton Ranch Towne Center
4040 S. Arizona Ave., Suite #13
Chandler, AZ 85248
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verify information
as some events
change or cancel
after the calendar
is printed.
April 2013
SanTan Family Fun Arrives! Pick it
LEGO Kit Club, 4-5 PM. Basha
up the first Saturday of each month in
the center spread of the SanTan Sun
News to plan your month.
Library. We supply a variety of skill level
kits for kids to put together during this
hour of fun. Ages 5-12. No registration
needed. Free. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.,
Chandler. 480-782-2850,
Family Spot Play On The Go,
10:30 a.m.-noon. Southeast Regional
Library. Storytime and hands-on
activities for parents and children.
Take-home activities will also be
provided. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
LibCon 2013, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hamilton
High School cafeteria. Teens can enjoy
the Library Convention for all things
anime, manga / comics, sci-fi / fantasy,
cosplay and gamer, raffles and more.
The event includes keynote speeches
by Janni Lee Simner, author of the
“Faerie After” series, and Liz Danforth,
columnist, author and blogger on
games, gamers and gaming. Panel
topics include sword fighting, Japanese
candy making, “Doctor Who,” “Star
Trek,” zombies and more. Participate
in the Cosplay Contest at lunchtime or
shop in the vendor hall. The Buzznbeez
Good Food Truck will be on site with
treats available for purchase. Free.
Registration required. Ages 12-18 years
old. 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler.
6, 7
Chandler Airport Dayz, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Chandler Municipal Airport. See some
of the types of aircraft, such as a
Citation jet, gyrocopter, Stearmans,
experimental helicopters, Cessnas,
Pipers and Beachcraft, and businesses
that operate at the Chandler Airport to
help the Commemorative Air Force
honor veterans. Rides will be available
in helicopters and biplanes. Family
rides will also be available. View classic
cars, sports cars, hot rods and unique
cars on display. An Apache helicopter
will be on display provided by the
Arizona Army National Guard. Live
music will be performed by UncorkedThe Band. The Hangar Café will be
open for dining. Hamburgers, hot dogs
and refreshments will be on the ramp.
Sponsored by the Chandler Airport
Alliance at Chandler Air Service.
2380 S. Stinson Wy., off McQueen and
Queen Creek roads. Free admission.
480-963-6420, chandleraz.gov/airport.
8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
Game Hall, 3-5 p.m. Mondays;
2-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Sunset Library.
Hang out and play video games, or just
grab a seat and study. Wii and Xbox
available. No registration needed. Free.
Ages 12-18. 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler.
480-782-2800, chandlerlibrary.org
9, 16, 23, 30
Anime Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Basha
Library. Teens explore Japanese
culture, anime and manga. Age 12-18.
No registration needed. Free. 5990 S.
Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850,
9, 16, 23, 30
Wiggle Worms, 10:30-11 a.m. or
11:15-11:45 a.m. Perry Branch Library.
Tots have fun with flannel board
rhymes, songs, shakers, bubbles,
parachute play and age-appropriate
books. Ages 18 months-3 ½ years with
a parent. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek
Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Preschool Storytime, 11:30 a.m.
Southeast Regional Library.
Preschoolers enjoy storytime including
books, songs and finger plays. Ages
3-5. Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd.,
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m.
Southeast Regional Library. A fun storytime including stories, finger plays and
songs. Toddlers learn letters, sounds
and have fun with music and movement activities. Toddlers up to age 3
with adult. Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd.,
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
9, 23
Knit Happens, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Perry
Branch Library. Teens earn community
service hours while knitting or crocheting and continue the tradition of fun,
food and friendship—all levels
welcome. The current service project is
lap-sized blankets for Project Linus.
Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry
High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,
higher desire to read and write.
Registration is on a first-come,
first-served basis on the day of the program. Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd.,
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
10, 17, 24
Baby Time, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Crochet a Friendship Bracelet,
Perry Branch Library. Introduce baby to
books, songs and fingerplays. Ages
newborn-20 months. Free. 1965 E.
Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School,
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
11, 18, 25
Pre-K Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m.
Perry Branch Library. Preschoolers have
fun with flannel board rhymes, dancing,
songs, shakers, bubbles, parachute
play and age-appropriate books. Ages
3-5 with a parent. Free. 1965 E. Queen
Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
11, 18, 25
Infant Lapsit, 11:30-11:55 a.m.
Southeast Regional Library. A special
storytime designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by
incorporating stories with simple songs,
rhymes, movement activities and finger
plays. Ages newborn-12 months with
one parent or caregiver. Free. 775 N.
Greenfield Rd., Gilbert. 602-652-3000,
Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove,
7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.
Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
Saturday; 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – Spanishspeaking performance Sunday. US
Airways Center. Enter the worlds of
Disney’s favorite princesses on ice –
Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel,
Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and
Snow White, set sail with Peter Pan,
trek the wild of Africa with Simba and
Nala and don’t be late for a very important date with Alice and the Madhatter.
Tickets $10-$58 plus fees.
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.
Paws to Read, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Southeast Regional Library. Paws to
Read pairs Delta-registered therapy
animals and their handlers with young
readers, which increases reading levels
and word recognition, and gives kids a
11 a.m.-noon. Southeast Regional
Library. Beginners learn to crochet by
making a simple, but cute friendship
bracelet. Materials provided. Ages 8-14
years. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
Chandler Family Bike Ride,
8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. ride begins.
Chandler Park and Ride. Enjoy a family
friendly 7.4-mile ride along the Paseo
Canal. The first 100 people to
preregister will receive a free T-shirt.
Free. 2100 S. Hamilton St., Chandler.
Solar System Walk, 10-11 a.m.
Veterans Oasis Park. Take a guided tour
along the Solar System Walk, a series
of monuments and signs representing
the sun, planets and other objects in
our solar system, placed at scale
distances along the pathway that
surrounds the park’s lake. While the
walk can be enjoyed as a self-guided
journey, there are also monthly guided
tours that include additional information
about the solar system and the inspiration
for creating the Solar System Walk. This
is an easy, half-mile walk around the
lake. All ages. Meet inside the EEC at
the designated time. 4050 E. Chandler
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890,
Family Science Saturday:
Be an Innovator, noon to 4 p.m.
Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed
Park. Bring the whole family to do a
science experiment. The ranch features
animals, farm equipment and historic
structures from Chandler's agricultural
past. Free. 2250 S. McQueen Rd.,
Chandler. chandleraz.gov/museum.
Teen Study Club, 3-4 p.m. Southeast
Regional Library. Teens can use a quiet
space to get homework done, study for
tests, work on group projects or get
help on research papers. Computers
are available to use and a librarian is
on hand to help with research. Teens
can learn a few tools to help make
work a little easier. Staff Conference
Room. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
Bookhype, 3:30-5 p.m. Perry Branch
Library. Teens evaluate YA books from
more than 30 participating publishers.
Ages 12-18. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek
Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
LEGO Club, 6-7 p.m. Hamilton Library.
Come meet new friends and have fun
building with LEGO bricks supplied by
the library. Ages 6-12. No registration
required. 3700 S. Arizona Ave.,
Chandler. 480-782-2828,
Magic Treehouse Book Club,
4-4:45 p.m. Southeast Regional Library.
Read the selected book “Monday with a
Mad Genius” before the club meets and
come ready to talk about the book and
make a fun craft. Preregistration
required online. Ages 7-9.
775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
602-652-3000, mcldaz.org.
Earth Day, 5-Year EEC Anniversary
and Arbor Day Commemoration,
4-7 p.m. Environmental Education
Center. Fun and educational activities
for all ages. Discover nature, science,
the environment and great outdoors.
Experience hands-on activities,
live animal presentations and discover
ways to live a more eco-friendly
lifestyle from vendors and exhibitors.
Features food and beverage vendors,
merchants, prize giveaways and special
outdoor activities. Outdoor portion may
be canceled due to inclement weather.
4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler.
Free. 480-782-2889,
Paws 2 Read, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Perry Branch Library. Join a registered
therapy dog that loves stories.
Ages 5 and older are invited to read
their favorite book to the special library
dog. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry
High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,
See Calendar, Page 4
April 2013
Calendar, From Page 3
Water Safety Awareness Day,
1-4 p.m. Hamilton Aquatic Center.
The City of Chandler Aquatics aims to
educate children and their families
about ways to stay safe in and around
water. Knowing how to swim is one of
the best ways to safeguard against
water-related injuries and drowning.
Children who attend will learn valuable
water safety skills and knowledge.
Enter a raffle for a chance to win a free
session of swimming lessons and other
prizes. Enjoy activities and games
around the pool area and visit the
Chandler fire engine display. Chandler
Aquatics staff will swim test children at
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to determine
what level of swim class in which they
should enroll. Watch sun safety, CPR
and rescue demonstrations performed
by the City of Chandler aquatic staff.
Free. 3838 Arizona Ave., Chandler.
4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival,
11 a.m.–9 p.m. Salt River Fields at
Talking Stick. Families can enjoy more
than 25 barbeque purveyors serving
everything from $2 sample cups to full
racks of ribs and barbecue plates; the
Redneck Games Arena including:
watermelon seed spitting contest,
dead lawn mower races, beer pong
tournament, arm wrestling, hub cap
hurling challenge, bobbing for pigs feet,
pie eating contest, horseshoe
tournament with toilet seats,
“redneckiest” tattoo contest,
“Rock Out With Your Dentures Out”
eating challenge, mullet beauty
pageant, “Daisy Dukes & Cowboy Boots
Pageant” and best ‘stache contest;
live music; cooking demonstrations and
bartender challenges and more.
There will also be a kid’s zone featuring
bouncies, rides, games and other fun
attractions, some of which may cost a
nominal fee. Tickets $12 general
admission; kids 12 and younger free;
$60 VIP. Free parking. 7555 N. Pima
Rd., Scottsdale. azbbqfestival.com,
Tree Tour, 1:30 p.m. Boyce Thompson
Arboretum State Park, 45 minutes east
of Mesa on U.S. Highway 60 near
Milepost 223. Visitors learn what an
arboretum is and about the park's collection of oak and olive trees, native
hackberry, mesquite and many more
during a relaxed and leisurely guided
tour through the forested areas of the
arboretum. Tom McDonald, owner of
Smiling Dog Landscapes Company in
Gold Canyon, leads this walk. All ages.
$9 adults, $4.50 ages 5-12, free ages 4
and younger. 520-689-2811, ag.arizona.edu/bta, facebook.com/
LEGO Club, 4 PM- 5 PM. Basha
Library. Library supplies LEGO, kids
supply the imagination. Ages 5-12.
No registration needed. Free.
5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler.
480-782-2850, chandlerlibrary.org.
Friday Movie Night:
The Avengers (PG-13),
7-10:30 p.m. Mesquite Groves
Aquatic Center. Bring an inner tube and
the entire family to enjoy the adventure
poolside. Float along or watch from the
sidelines. When an unexpected enemy
emerges that threatens global safety
and security, Nick Fury, director of the
international peacekeeping agency
known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in
need of a team to pull the world back
from the brink of disaster. The team
includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain
America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk.
$1 children; $2.25 adults; $1.25
seniors. 5901 S. Hillcrest Dr.,
Chandler. 480-782-2635.
KA-POW! Superhero Adventure
Run, 8 a.m.-noon. Freestone Park.
A costumed run fit for the whole family
with fun and challenging obstacles.
Runners come dressed in their
favorite superheroes costume as they
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and Horse Sales
participate in either the 1-mile
“Wolverine” Adventure Run or the
2.4-mile “Superman” Adventure Run.
After the adventure course, participants
can visit “Gotham City” from 8 a.m.noon which consists of superhero guest
appearances, DJ music, finish line
refreshments, inflatable activities and
the “Flash” Dash Run. All ages. $20
prior to April 18, $25 on event day.
Ages 7 and younger require a
registered parent to be with the child
at all times and some obstacles are
not recommended for children younger
than 5 years old. Children in strollers
and pets are welcome but may not
participate on some obstacles.
1045 E. Juniper Rd., Gilbert.
27, 28
Ballet Etudes - Cinderella,
3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
Chandler Center for the Arts.
A fan-favorite, with rich sets and
costumes and original choreography set
to Prokofiev's breathtaking score, this
production of “Cinderella” will be sure
to leave you believing in magic.
Backstage tours are offered following
most performances. Tickets $15 and
$20. A 20% discount for groups of
10 or more. 250 N. Arizona Ave.,
Chandler. 480-782-2680,
Coming in May:
“Taming the narcissist”
April 2013
Arrested development
Counselors address problem of young adults unwilling to leave mom and dad
College graduation: it’s a day that growing numbers of parents may have reason
to dread, at least if their expectations were that their son or daughter would be
heading off to start a career. For last year’s graduates, the class of 2012, more than a
million of those graduates moved back home to their parents.
Those graduates joined a growing number of young people still living with their
parents. Census Bureau data compiled by the University of Minnesota Population
Center found that the number of 18 to 30 year-olds still living with their parents
has grown to 20.7 million, and the number of 26-year-olds still living at home has
increased almost 46% since 2007.
For many families, it might be a welcome change to have their child back home,
but that welcome can begin to wear out as time passes and there is no movement
toward an independent life. While the economic problems of the last few years have
led to fewer jobs being available for recent graduates, there can also be a number of
other factors that make that moving back in with mom or dad a viable alternative.
Not facing rent or utility bills, being able to exist on the wages from a low-paying or
part-time job, plus having that full refrigerator always handy are a just a few things
that can make being home again a comfortable arrangement for many young adults.
According to Licensed Professional Counselor Michael D. DeVine, psychological
problems can develop over time that make it difficult for the young person to
seriously contemplate moving out on his or her own. Making that happen often
involves help from a skilled and trained counselor using the latest research and
psychological tools to successfully help young adults move into a responsible,
self-supporting lifestyle. It can include methods such as structural family counseling,
motivation interviewing and vocational theory, but the goal is always to help the
young person who has become too dependent for too long a time to finally begin
his or her adult life.
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counseling professionals with more than 53,000 members in all 50 states and 80 foreign countries.
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• Adult Bootcamp
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Great after-school
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gymnastics classes
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$30 value. New enrollment only. Not valid with any other offer.
Please enter promo code SANTANSUN at time of registration. Expires 7/31/2013.
50 S. Hearthstone Way, Chandler 85226 — 1 Block W of Chandler Fashion Center
April 2013
Enhance your child’s self-esteem and discipline this summer by enrolling them in our
“Active Summer Camp” featuring a variety of activities including: Harkins Movies,
Peter Piper Pizza, Swimming, Jumpstreet, Horseback Riding,
Puppet Theater, Nerf Wars, a day at Flipside, and Karate throughout the day.
Your child will have a great time in a rewarding safe environment!
May 24th - 31st
This week features field trips to
Peter Piper Pizza and a morning
of horseback riding at Silver
Lining Hunters/Jumpers
horse ranch.
July 1st - 5th
This week features field trips
to Peter Piper Pizza, Puppet
Theater and Hamilton High
School Swimming Pool.
June 3rd - 7th
June 10th - 14th
This week features field trips
to Peter Piper Pizza, Harkins
Summer Fun Movie, and the
2013 summer blockbuster
This week features field trips
to Peter Piper Pizza, Puppet
Theater and Hamilton High
School Swimming Pool.
June 17th - 21st
This week features field trips
to Peter Piper Pizza, Harkins
Summer Fun Movies, and
July 10th - 14th
July 15th - 19th
July 22nd - 26th
This week features field trips to
Peter Piper Pizza, Harkins
Summer Fun Movie, and the
2013 summer blockbuster
Despicable Me 2!
This week features field trips to
Peter Piper Pizza, and a day of
fun at Flipside with unlimited
laser tag, bumper cars, bowling,
laser maze, ball cage and
much more! ($10 upgrade.)
This week features field trips to
Peter Piper Pizza, Harkins
Summer Fun Movie, and the
2013 summer blockbuster
June 24th - 28th
This week features field trips
to Peter Piper Pizza, Harkins
Summer Fun Movie, and the
2013 summer blockbuster
Monsters University!
July 29th - Aug. 2nd
This week features field trips
to Peter Piper Pizza,
Nerf gun wars and a fun
water day.
Our summer classes fill up quickly and space is limited.
Call to reserve your space today!
Visit us online for more details.
$149 per week. Field trips and
activities are included. Offering sibling
and multi-week discounts!
April 2013
and Aug./Sept.
Basketball League!
Later Fall Start
To Beat The Heat...
Begins Oct. 19!
April 2013
Chandler Recreation Offers A Variety
of Spring Activities!
Register for Summer
Classes May 4th!
The summer Break Time magazine outlining
all-ages recreation classes, youth camps and
special events for June, July and August will reach mailboxes the week of April 8.
Break Time will then be available at libraries, recreation centers, and online
at www.chandleraz.gov/breaktime starting April 19. Registration opens Saturday,
May 4 at 10 a.m. (Friday, May 10 for non residents). For more information,
call 480-782-2727.
Free City of Chandler Family Bike Ride April 13
This month’s Just4Kids Page
is sponsored by:
The City of Chandler
Recreation Division
The annual Chandler Family Bike Ride is back! The 7.4-mile ride is free,
but pre-registration is recommended. The first 100 people to pre-register will
receive a free T-shirt. The ride starts and ends at the Chandler Park and Ride
near Tumbleweed Park (2100 S. Hamilton St.). All riders must wear helmets.
An adult must accompany riders under 18 years of age. Contact Ann Marie
Riley at 480-782-3442 or [email protected] for more information.
Free Earth Day Celebration April 19
Wednesday Family Night Activities
Join in the fun at Family Night at
Tumbleweed Recreation Center every
Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. There is a different activity each week. The fee is $2 ($3
for non-residents ages 1-12) and $3 ($5 for
non residents ages 13-17). Call 480-782-2900
or visit www.chandleraz.gov/tumbleweed
for more information.
Stay Connected!
Follow us on Instagram (@ChandlerRec)
Twitter (@ChandlerRec), and Facebook
(Chandler Recreation) for the latest news.
Check out the March / April issue of
“Come Out & Play, Chandler!” on
YouTube. This episode features Geocaching
at the Environmental Education Center.
You can sign up for the Chandler
Recreation monthly newsletter at
www.chandleraz.gov/listserv.html. For
more information, call 480-782-2727.
Friday, April 19th is going to be a busy day at the Environmental Education
Center as they celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day Commemoration and their
5th anniversary! This event is perfect for the entire family. Discover nature,
science, and the great outdoor while you participate in fun, educational
activities from 4 – 7 p.m. at the EEC (4050 E. Chandler Heights Road). For more
information, visit www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis or call 480-782-2890.
April Parent & Toddler Activities
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 a.m., the Tumbleweed Recreation Center
host “Tumble Tots” indoor activities designed for children 5 years of age and
under to play under parental or guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean
area provides a variety of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep
the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult.
Fee included in all TRC family passes. There is a $2 fee ($3 non-resident)
per child. Call 480-782-2900 for more information.
Free Teen Lounge Nights
Teen Lounge Nights at the Chandler Senior Center are a great way for teens to
get to know other teens and have an awesome time for free! Participants will
play the Wii, Xbox, and PS3; make crafts, watch movies, play pool and all sorts
of other fun games. Drop in and make the most out of your Thursday nights
from 5-8 p.m. This is a drop-in program; no registration is needed. You can find
the class information at www.chandleraz.gov/breaktime or call 480-782-2727
with any questions.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Learn CPr, how to swim
Temple Beth has silent auction
Where to eat
Neighbors page 46
Spirituality page 52
pageS 67-70
Owners bring expertise to Table 49 Airport Dayz for flight fanciers
By K. M. LanG
Table 49 is brand-spanking new. The
restaurant, located at The Promenade
at Fulton Ranch in the space that once
housed Sautee, opened less than two
months ago with a freshly designed
interior, a sparkling indoor-outdoor bar
and a contemporary American menu
created by head Chef Ryan Rivera. Still,
while the restaurant’s concept is new,
proprietors Sasha and Donna Cosic
are by no means new to the restaurant
industry. The Chandler couple, owners
of the popular VaBene Italian Cuisine
and Wine Bar in Ahwatukee, are bringing
their 18 years of expertise to Table 49
and feeling the love from local diners
eager for a taste of something different.
“While we were renovating, people
would drop by every day and say,
‘When are you going to be open?’”
recalls Donna. “They were excited for
us to open, we’re excited to be in the
neighborhood and we’ve had a great
reception from everyone.”
Table 49, which takes is name from
its location at 4949 S. Alma School Rd.,
got its start after the Cosics, looking for
a new challenge, decided to launch a
second restaurant in Southern Chandler.
“We loved the Fulton area – that
Ocotillo area,” Donna explains. “We
could easily have opened up another
location of VaBene, but we wanted
to do something outside the box. We
wanted to experiment and have fun with
different types of cuisines and drinks.”
The couple began by renovating the
restaurant’s impressive building, adding
a wood-burning oven in the kitchen, and
relocating the entire bar.
“It was smack in the middle,” explains
Donna, “so when you walked in, it
See Table 49 page 50
ON DISPLAY: The World War II B-17 bomber, “Sentimental Journey,” will be on exhibit with tours at the annual
Chandler Airport Dayz April 6 to 7. Submitted photo
A weekend of aviation fun featuring
a variety of aircraft, classic cars,
informational booths, live music and
plane and helicopter rides is all part
of Chandler Airport Dayz from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., April 6 and 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sun., April 7 at Chandler
Municipal Airport, 2380 S. Stinson Wy.,
off McQueen and Queen Creek roads,
Hosted by Chandler Air Service, a
leading flight school at 1675 E. Ryan Rd.,
the event includes several aircraft from
the Commemorative Air Force Arizona
Wing Aviation Museum on display,
See Airport Dayz page 50
Jazz in the park
NEAR THE ACTION: Table 49’s open design allows diners to experience the bustle of Head Chef Ryan Rivera’s
kitchen. STSN photo by Ron Lang
Jazz lovers can stroll through
downtown Chandler and enjoy more
than 20 bands performing a variety of
jazz styles at various venues as the 14th
annual Chandler Jazz Festival continues
Sat., April 6.
A series of bands take the festival’s
main stage from noon to 9:15 p.m. at
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave.
Marcos Crego and the Cuban Tribe are
the featured performers at 8 p.m.
Food, an arts and crafts fair and
merchandise vendors will be open during
the free event. A beer and wine garden,
presented by the Downtown Chandler
Community Partnership, is open to
guests 21 years and older to enjoy while
listening to music at the main stage.
More jazz music can be heard at
venues including LaStalla, Kokopelli, El
Zocalo, Vintage 95, Bourbon Jacks and at
AJ’s a the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf
Resort. The courtyard of the San Marcos
also hosts classic performances from 2 to
6 p.m. on the New Orleans Music Stage.
Visit chandleraz.gov/jazz for a
complete schedule of performances and
more information.
Students Receive
Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
When you purchase one or more of equal or greater value. Expires 4/30/2013
1065 W. Queen Creek Rd., Ste. 1, Chandler, AZ 85248
3961 E. Chandler Blvd., Ste., 100, Phoenix, AZ 85048
—Next to Paradise Bakery in the Falls at Ocotillo—
—Next to Paradise Fry’s Marketplace—
April 6 – 19, 2013
Winemaker dinner at Cork
Learn CPR, how to
swim at SWIMkids USA
Save the date for world record swim lesson
Water safety fun
Celebrate International
Water Safety Day from
noon to 3 p.m. Wed., May
15. SWIMkids USA makes
water safety fun with free
quality swim lessons to
promote water safety and
drowning prevention, free
hot dogs, water slides,
cotton candy and snow
World record
swim lesson
Join SWIMkids USA and
venues around the world
as they do a swim lesson at
the same time, 8 a.m. Tue.,
June 18 to set an all-new
world record for the World’s
Largest Swimming Lesson.
Participants can join the World’s
Largest Swimming Lesson 2013
Team to break the 2012 WLSL
Guinness World Record. Visit
wlsl.org for more information
about the world record.
For more details and to reserve
a spot at any of the events
listed, call 480-820-9109, email
[email protected]
or visit swimkidsusa.us.
SWIM SAFE: SWIMkids USA offers swimming lessons
and holds water safety and drowning prevention
special events in May and June. Submitted photo
Learn how to perform CPR and
help in other common situations
involving illness or choking
during a CPR Certification Class,
2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sat., April
6 at SWIMkids USA, 2725 W.
Guadalupe Rd. at Price Road
Loop 101 Freeway, Mesa.
The course, for adults and
youth ages 16 and older, costs
$60 and includes a basic skills
test, CPR certification, a mask and
materials. Childcare is available.
Connoisseurs of wine and fine dining have the
opportunity to experience a six-course dinner
at 5:30 p.m. Sun., April 7 at Cork, 4991 S. Alma
School Rd., Suite 1, Chandler.
Robert Foley Vineyards is teaming with
Chef Brian Peterson to host the event, and the
winemaker will be in attendance. Foley’s wines
consistently score in the 90s and he was named
Food and Wine magazine’s
“Winemaker of the Year”
in 2007. Peterson paired up
with Foley in January 2010 for
one of Cork’s most successful
wine dinners to date.
The Robert Foley Vineyards dinner is $125 per
person plus tax and gratuity.
The menu starts off with an amuse of
poached lobster, Dungeness crab, mango, hearts
of palm and watermelon radish paired with a
2011 Semillon from Napa Valley.
Guests dine on a first course that includes
rabbit Fricassee, English peas, baby carrots,
asparagus, fingerling potato and pea shoots
paired with a 2010 Pinot Blanc from Napa Valley.
The second course comprises roasted breast
of squab, truffled foie gras mousse, apples,
turnips, kale, pearl onions and candied kumquat
paired with a 2010 Merlot from Napa Valley.
Organic lamb chop, sweet breads, porcini
mushrooms, braised artichokes, sun-dried tomato
and garbanzo beans paired with a 2010 Griffin
from Napa Valley rounds out the third course.
The fourth course entails a Syrah-braised
Wagyu beef cheek, Roca
parmesan risotto, fava beans,
wild arugula and braising jus
paired with a 2008 Petite
Syrah from Napa Valley.
The final course consists
of a mango mousse, coconut Joconde, tropical
fruit salsa, toasted coconut paired with a 2011
late harvest Riesling from Red Hook, Finger
Lakes, NY.
Cork is open for dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, and is closed Sundays
and Mondays. Happy hour is 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Call 480-883-3773 to make a reservation,
and visit Facebook.com/CorkChandler,
CorkRestaurant.net and twitter.com/
CorkChandler for more information.
Community sale supports nonprofit
Reserve a space by April 8 to participate in
the Community Yard and Bake Sale from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Sat., April 13 at CrossRoads Nazarene
Church, 2950 E. Ray Rd., Chandler.
Proceeds from the $20 space reservation fee
supports The Clothes Cabin, a local, grassroots
nonprofit providing free clothing, shoes and
linens for the poor since 2001.
The organizers invite crafters, business owners
and people with yard sale items or produce from
their garden to participate in the sale.
Call 602-513-1202, email [email protected]
gmail.com or visit clothescabin.org to
learn more.
Begins: May 1st, and Ends: June 12th.
Limited to the first 50 participants.
Entry includes FREE T-shirt!
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New Realtor team gives away iPad mini
Hosts community garage sale
In celebration of their new
partnership as East Valley Lifestyle
Group-HomeSmart Real Estate, Realtors
Kelly Courvisier and Tarasa Haase are
holding a contest to give away a free
iPad mini this month. Visit their website
through April 30, enter your email
address to receive their newsletter and
earn a chance to win an iPad mini, a
value of $329. The winner, who must be
an Arizona resident and 18 years of age
or older to enter the giveaway, will be
announced May 1.
The Gilbert moms, with more than
20 years of combined real estate
experience in luxury home sales,
property management, real estate
investment, new home sales, resale, and
short sales, began working together in
summer 2012 to serve the East Valley.
Listing agent and certified short sale
specialist Courvisier, who was recently
recognized at HomeSmart’s Annual
Luncheon with the 2012 Diamond Club
Award, manages the details of marketing
a home, with free staging guidance,
video tours, high end photos, open
houses and more.
“I love the excitement of real estate
when someone closes on their home,”
says Courvisier, an ASU graduate in supply
chain management. “We had a client who
literally was jumping up and down when
we handed them the keys today.”
Buyer’s agent Haase, an Arizona native
with a background in life coaching,
guides first-time home buyers, move-up
buyers and women in transition through
the real estate process.
“I love being a part of the process
of helping someone find their new
home, taking what they are asking for
and finding it, helping to facilitate that
change in someone’s life,” says Haase.
“It was through my business dealings
with Kelly and Tarasa that my husband
and I recently listed our home with
them, as well as utilized their services to
find our dream home which is currently
being built,” says client Tiffany Malcom,
branch manager/escrow officer at
Grand Canyon Title Agency, Inc. “I can’t
say enough about these two. They are
amazing at what they do and you won’t
be disappointed.”
The duo plans to do more monthly
drawings in their newsletters, and most
giveaways will support local and womanbased businesses.
“We love to support local businesses,
woman-owned business and moms in
business,” adds Courvisier. “We like to
be involved in the community, such as
community garage sales, charity events
and vendor events.”
The pair eventually plans to expand
their business and grow their team.
Realtors Kelly Courvisier and Tarasa Haase of East
Valley Lifestyle Group. Submitted photo
Community sale
Hunt for treasures from 6:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Cooper
Corners Community Garage Sale,
located at Cooper and Ocotillo roads in
south Chandler.
Many household and children’s items,
shabby chic decor, books, toys, new
purses and clothing, bikes, movies,
exercise equipment and antiques will be
available for sale.
The communitywide sale is
coordinated by Haase and Courvisier,
who will provide marketing and signs for
the sale.
Contact Courvisier and Haase at
[email protected]
or 480-686-2122 to participate in the
garage sale, to ask about their special
discounted commission package when
buying and selling a home and for their
free, no obligation market report of your
home. Visit EastValley-AZ-RealEstate.
com to enter the iPad mini contest and
for more information.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Get heart smart
at Mercy Gilbert
A free heart seminar and screening is
offered from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April
6 in the McAuley Auditorium of Mercy
Gilbert Medical Center’s Medical Office
Building, 3420 S. Mercy Rd., Gilbert.
The event will feature presentations
by physicians about the latest treatments
and procedures for heart issues and stroke
prevention. Attendees can have their
blood pressure, pulse/pulse ox, glucose
and cholesterol checked for irregularities
and will receive a voucher for a free EKG
good at either Chandler Regional or Mercy
Gilbert medical centers. A free continental
breakfast will be provided.
RSVP is requested at 480-728-5414.
To learn more, visit MercyGilbert.org
or ChandlerRegional.org.
Shredding party hosted
by Netzel Financial
Bring your private paperwork to be
shredded for free at the Netzel Financial
Seventh Annual Shredding Party, 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Sat., April 13 in the Netzel parking
lot at 10450 E. Riggs Rd., Suite 101, Chandler.
No business shredding is permitted
and no boxes are returned.
“Have lunch on us and mingle while
your private documents are chewed up
into itsy-bitsy pieces by a professional
shredding company on site,” says Diane
Netzel of Netzel Financial.
Visit netzelfinancial.com or call
480-219-0657 for more information.
April 6 – 19, 2013
EEC hosts Earth, Arbor Day,
anniversary celebrations
A combined Earth Day and Arbor Day
celebration and fifth anniversary for the
Environmental Education Center (EEC) is
from 4 to 7 p.m. Fri., April 19 at Veterans
Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd.,
The free, family-friendly event
is open to the public, and features
educational hands-on activities, live
animal presentations, food and beverage
vendors, merchants and prize giveaways.
A donation from the Weeders Garden
Club will help commemorate Arbor Day.
Inside the EEC, visitors can view
photographs entered in the Center’s
Second Annual Nature Photo
Competition and vote for a People’s
Choice award winner. An awards and
recognition ceremony for the winners
will be held.
For more information about the
Environmental Education Center or
Veterans Oasis Park, call 480-782-2890
or visit chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis.
Famous Dave’s hosts stuffed toy drive
Now through Sun., April 7, Famous
Dave’s is collecting plush “friends”
and stuffed animals to supply law
enforcement personnel throughout
the state for comforting children in
stressful situations. Famous Dave’s
offers a free two-meat combination
lunch meal for every new stuffed
toy dropped off at any of its Valley
locations while supplies last.
“Car accidents, domestic abuse
situations and violent crime impact
everyone, and when there’s children
involved, the ramifications are especially
difficult,” says Sgt. Jimmy Chavez,
president of the Arizona Highway Patrol
Association (AHPA). “The supply of
comfort bears has dwindled to a level
never seen by the AHPA, and the need is
greater than ever.”
Visit Famous Dave’s at 3250 W. Frye
Rd., Chandler and 2206 E. Williams
Field Rd., Gilbert at SanTan Village
to donate a stuffed toy. Go to
famousdavesbbq.com and ahpa.com
for more details.
Submit children’s literature by May 1
The deadline is
nearing for the fourth
annual Purple Dragonfly
Book Awards contest,
which recognizes
excellence in children’s
literature. Local authors
with printed works still
in print and electronic
books are encouraged
to submit their titles by May 1.
The awards are divided into 35 distinct
subject categories, with each category
judged by industry experts with specific
knowledge of that category.
One overall grand prize winner will
receive a $300 cash prize, 100 foil
award seals, one hour of marketing
consultation from Five Star Publications,
$100 worth of Five Star Publications’
titles, publicity on Five Star Publications’
websites, inclusion in a winners’ news
release sent to a comprehensive list of
media outlets and a listing in the Five
Star Dragonfly Book Awards virtual
The grand prize
winning book must
be outstanding in
content, readability,
entertainment value,
overall production
and live up to Five Star
Publications’ strict
standards of excellence.
First-place category winners are put
into a drawing for a $100 prize, and each
receives a certificate commemorating
their accomplishment, 25 foil award
seals, mention on Five Star Publications’
websites and placement in the Five
Star Dragonfly Book Awards virtual
Second-place category winners
receive a certificate commemorating
their accomplishment and mention on
Five Star Publications’ websites.
Go to FiveStarBookAwards.com or
email [email protected] for
contest rules and entry forms.
Pub quiz benefits students
Test your trivia knowledge for prizes
at Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities’ next
Pub Quiz from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun., April
21 at Coach & Willie’s, 1 E. Boston St.,
downtown Chandler.
Topics include history, politics,
entertainment and sports. Cost to
participate is $15 per person; proceeds
benefit CTSC’s Pioneer Student
Ambassador Program, underwriting the
airfare cost for 11 students traveling to
Chandler’s Sister City, Tullamore, Ireland
this summer.
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Celebrate Earth month with ‘Smart Living Expo’
Meetings on special topics and books,
to films and fiber arts are in store at the
Maricopa County Library District’s adult
programming this month.
The Smart Living Expo, a free
informative exposition showcasing local
businesses and organizations working to
lessen the footprint on the environment,
is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 6 in
Conference Room A at Southeast Regional
Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
Displays, activities and workshops will
be available for all ages. Residential solar
basics will be discussed from 9 to 10 a.m.
and again from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Energy and water efficiency is the topic
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again from
12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration is requested
for all Salt River Project workshops.
9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes. Check at the
library for this month’s title.
Read and discuss fiction titles from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tue., April 16 in
the Staff Conference Room at the
Southeast Regional Library branch with
the Bookends: Adult Fiction Discussion
Group. This month’s title is “The Cat’s
Table” by Michael Ondaatj. It’s about
an 11-year-old boy in Colombo in the
early 1950s who boards a ship bound
for England. At mealtimes he is seated
at the “cat’s table” — as far from the
captain’s table as can be — with a ragtag
group of “insignificant” adults and two
other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As
April 6 – 19, 2013
Rd., Gilbert. This month, read “Falling
Together” by Marisa de los Santos, with
a story that begins six years after Pen
Calloway watched Cat and Will, her best
friends from college, walk out of her life.
Through the birth of her daughter, the
death of her father and the vicissitudes
of single motherhood, she has never
stopped missing them. When, after
years of silence, Cat – the bewitching,
charismatic center of their group –
urgently requests that the three meet at
their college reunion, Pen can’t refuse.
Instead of a happy reconciliation, what
awaits is a collision of past and present
that sends Pen and Will on a journey
around the world, with Pen’s 5-year-old
daughter and Cat’s hostile husband in tow.
Participants in the Genre Discussion
Group meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wed.,
April 24 in the Staff Conference Room at
Book clubs
Book enthusiasts have opportunities
to join the conversation at one of
Maricopa County Library District’s
many discussions.
Join a lively discussion of titles by
debut authors at 10:30 a.m. Mon., April 8
during the Literary Book Group meeting
in the Staff Conference Room at
Southeast Regional Library. This month,
read “Suspect” by Michael Robotham.
The hunter becomes the hunted when
an expert consultant in a baffling murder
case becomes the prime suspect in
Robotham’s debut thriller.
Adult bookworms can join the
Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
from 2 to 4 p.m. Wed., April 10 in the
Lecky Center at Ed Robson Branch Library,
the ship makes its way across the Indian
Ocean, through the Suez Canal into the
Mediterranean, the boys tumble from
one adventure to another.
The Nonfiction Book Discussion
Group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Thu., April
18 in the Staff Conference Room at
Southeast Regional Library for an active
conversation of a nonfiction selection.
This month’s title is “The Nature
Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a
Virtual Age.”
Join a lively discussion of titles by
debut authors with the Adult Book
Discussion Group at 10 a.m. Mon.,
April 22 in the Meeting Room at Perry
Branch Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek
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Southeast Regional Library to discuss a
book that fits the month’s genre theme,
or category of literary composition in
relation to its content, tone and technique.
This month’s title is “The Particular Sadness
of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender.
Special meetings
Ed Robson Library branch manager
Scott Sjolin hosts an informal chat about
all things library from 11 a.m. to noon
Tue., April 9 in the Lecky Center at Ed
Robson Branch Library. Bring comments,
questions and suggestions and get to
know Sjolin and the library branch better.
Adults can learn more about the
Affordable Health Care Act during a
special talk, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., April
10 in Conference Room A at Southeast
Regional Library. Registration is required.
Beca Bailey, deaf specialist for the
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing, is the guest speaker at
the Hearing Loss Association of America’s
meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Thu., April 11 in
the Lecky Center at Ed Robson Branch
Library. Bailey will discuss the behavioral
characteristics and components of
deaf culture, communication tips and
American Sign Language.
Fiber arts
Meet, mingle and yak about yarn
with other local fiber enthusiasts at the
Knit2gether group’s meeting from 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. Thu., April 11 in the Staff
Conference Room at Southeast Regional
Library. All skill levels are welcome to
have fun trading and sharing patterns,
techniques and tips while creating and
sharing all types of needlework projects.
Join the fellowship of The Common
Threads, a knitting and crocheting group
that meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thu., April
11 and 25 in the Newsstand Room at
Perry Branch Library. Enjoy fun, food and
friendship while creating and sharing
needlework projects.
For more information on any of these
programs, visit mcldaz.org or call
For a complete list of SanTan Sun area
clubs, associations and networking
groups, visit SanTanSun.com and
click on “Neighbors” to read
Neighborhood Networks.
The Chandler
Gilbert Bridal Show
was designed to
support local
businesses and help
brides plan their
wedding in a more
intimate, relaxing
985 W. Chandler Heights Road
Summit Plaza, SE corner Chandler Heights & Alma School Rd.
Learn how to become a vendor today
by visiting us online:
April 6 – 19, 2013
Table 49 from page 45
Airport Dayz
NEW VENTURE: Sasha Cosic, pictured, and his wife,
Donna, are excited to bring their experience and
excellent reputation to Table 49. The Chandler couple
has owned Ahwatukee’s VaBene Italian Cuisine and
Wine Bar for 18 years. STSN photo by Ron Lang
blocked off the whole dining room, the
whole kitchen. That didn’t make sense to
us, so we moved the bar off to the side.
Now, whether you’re sitting at the bar or
near the kitchen, you can see everything
that’s going on.”
Guests can dine on the outdoor patio
or in the tasteful dining room, where the
restaurant’s actual “table 49,” which seats 8
to 10, is positioned closest to the kitchen,
“so diners can experience the times when
things are hot and heavy and working,”
explains Donna. “People enjoy that.”
The food coming out of Table 49’s
kitchen is enjoyable, as well. Chef Ryan
creates all the sauces and dressings,
and all the restaurant’s offerings, from
appetizers to desserts, are made in-house.
• Vehicle registration
• Title transfer
• Duplicate registration / title
• Replacement plate or TAB
• Permit 3 day, 30 day and 90 day
• Level one inspection:
bond title, title inspection,
abandoned title inspection
“We have a little bit of everything,”
Donna says. “We have wonderful flat
breads. We have some pasta from
VaBene. We have amazing salads. Our
sliders are out of this world – they’ve
been going like hotcakes.”
Table 49 also offers an extensive wine,
cocktail and appetizer menu, making it
“someplace where you can just have an
appetizer and wine and enjoy yourself,
or you can have a full-blown dinner.”
“We want to be a restaurant where
everyone feels comfortable, whether
it’s a family, a couple of girlfriends, a
business meeting or a special occasion,”
Donna says. “At VaBene, I remember
seeing kids from kindergarten, and now
I’m doing their proms. It really makes us
feel like we’re a part of their lives. That’s
what we hope to eventually build up and
have in Chandler.”
Table 49, at 4949 S. Alma School
Rd., is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday and from 11
a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For
information, call 480-895-2249.
K. M. Lang lives and writes in
Sun Groves. To contact her, email
[email protected]
ALFRESCO: A beautiful fireplace and an indoor-outdoor bar enhance Table 49’s newly renovated home. STSN photo
by Ron Lang
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• Handy cap placard / plate
• MVR: 3 year uncertified,
5 year certified
• Driver license record:
3 year uncertified, 5 year certified
• Fleet registration
2040 S. Alma School Rd., #23, Chandler, AZ 85286
We d!
FUN FARE: Table 49’s Angus sliders, served with a
bucket of fries, have quickly become a hit with diners.
STSN photo by Ron Lang
480-855-1638 Fax: 480-855-1639
from page 45
including a World War II B-17 bomber,
“Sentimental Journey” and an SNJ
advanced trainer similar to those based
at many of the Valley’s airports during
Tours inside the B-17 will be
available for purchase for $5 for
adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and
free for children under 5 years old.
Rides on the B-17, plus the SNJ, an N2S
and L-16 aircraft can be arranged by
calling 602-448-9415.
Aircraft displays will include
helicopters, Stearmans, Cessnas, Pipers,
Beachcraft, and experimental aircraft.
Live entertainment will be provided by
Uncorked-The Band, a Mesa act that
plays a variety of rock, folk, country and
Spanish music. The event will include an
exhibit of classic cars, sports cars, hot
rods and other unique automobiles.
Admission and parking is free.
Chandler Municipal Airport is owned
and operated by the City and has been
in operation since 1948 and is the 18th
busiest general aviation airport in the
country. Airport Dayz is organized by
Chandler Air Service and the Chandler
Airport Alliance to honor America’s war
veterans and provide an opportunity for
the public to visit Chandler’s airport and
learn more about its businesses and the
local aviation community.
The winners of an airport poster
contest for students grades K-6 will be
announced at the event, with first place
winners receiving a free airplane or
helicopter ride over Chandler.
For more information, call Chandler
Air Service at 480-963-6420.
April 6 – 19, 2013
April free class, kids Tai Chi Rotary raffle benefits youth
New students of Tao Healing
Center are invited to try one
free class in April. The center is
located at 1840 W. Chandler Blvd.,
Suite D-7, Chandler, on the north
side of Dobson Road.
The center offers an array of
classes to provide alternatives to
medications for holistic healing
and complete wellness, such
as “Detox Yoga,” “Breathing &
Meditation,” “Tao Tai Chi,” “Chair
Yoga,” “Healing Yoga,” “Chakra
Vibration,” “Sound Vibration,”
“Collaborative Healing” and
“Tao Diet.” Free classes are also
available for disabled veterans,
seniors older than 65 and children
16 years and younger year-round.
From 1 to 2 p.m. beginning Sat.,
April 6, “Kids Tai Chi with Mom
and Dad” will be offered every
Saturday. This class, designed for
kids 7 years or older, will help
children enhance self-control,
confidence and emotional
stability. In each class, kids
will practice “Heaven Tai Chi”
together, ending with a public
performance at the end of the
year. The suggested donation is
$10 per family.
The Tao Healing Center
provides training and education
for holistic health and personal
development through classes,
workshops and personal
coaching. The mission of the
KIDS TAI CHI: Kids can practice Tai Chi
at Tao Healing Center beginning April 6,
and demonstrate mastery with a public
end-of-year “Heaven Tai Chi” performance.
Submitted photo
Tao Healing Center is to provide
guidance and education to
people who seek an openminded, integrative and practical
spiritual direction for changing
their lives and creating a healthier
and more balanced lifestyle. Tao
Healing Centers is owned by
the Tao Fellowship, a nonprofit
organization, established in 1998
in Sedona, to educate the public
about the principles and spiritual
practices of Tao.
For more information
visit taohealingcenters.org,
call 480-786-6000 or email
[email protected]
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win golfthemed prizes totaling $10,000 in the San
Tan Crown Rotary Club’s Spring Swing Raffle,
sponsored by Western Broadband. All proceeds
benefit local youth organizations such as ICAN,
Basha High School, Fans Across America and
Chandler Boys & Girls Club.
Prizes include a golf resort getaway package,
golf cart, golf clubs, green fees, golf shoes and
apparel. Only 400 tickets will be sold.
Tickets are $20 and on sale in the lobby
at Western Broadband, 9666 E. Riggs Rd.,
Sun Lakes. Winning tickets will be drawn on
Fri., April 12 under the tent in the parking
lot outside Western Broadband. Any unsold
tickets will be available at the event prior
to the drawing. Free food will be served and
representatives from the youth organizations
benefited will be available with information
about their groups.
San Tan Crown Rotary is the Sun Lakes
afternoon Rotary club, and meets at 5:30 p.m.
every first and third Thursday in the community
meeting room at CGCC - Sun Lakes Community
Center, 10440 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, on the
northeast corner of Riggs and Alma School
For tickets, contact Tom Adamson at
[email protected] or 480-244-7765;
Terry Lubsen at [email protected] or
480-250-8159; or Paul Zimmerman at
480-802-4502. Visit santancrownrotaryclub.com
for more information.
Play golf for kids’ hearts
Expenses for families of children with
congenital heart disease that are often not
covered by many insurance policies include
ambulance service, air evacuation, some
prescription medications and travel and lodging
for the family during heart surgeries that are
not performed locally. Families seeking help
have Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Fund, which
is holding a fundraising golf tournament Sat.,
April 27 at Arizona Golf Resort, 425 S. Power
Rd., Mesa.
Dan and Margaret Majetich lost their two
children, Nick and Kelly, to congenital heart
disease, and started the fund to help families
financially, to send children ages 7 to 17
who have had heart surgery to camp and to
host an annual symposium where pediatric
cardiologists and other medical professionals
present the most current information on
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administrators and is operated by volunteers,
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Spiritual Reflections
An answered prayer
bright and beautiful star’s light started
to fade.
After many long years of hoping
for a baby star and being told it was
impossible; God heard her sweet prayers
and granted her a special gift.
Wow, what a miracle this baby star
was going to be and the bright and
beautiful star’s light began to brighten
once again. The bright and beautiful star
was once again beaming for the entire
galaxy to see.
After some time, the baby star was
born and the heavens began to sing and
rejoice because of this special miracle!
The bright and beautiful star taught
the little star how to sing and dance
and play.
The little star began to grow, and
grow and grow. She knew God had a
hand in guiding and protecting this
special miracle that was given to her.
She thanked the Heavenly Father for His
greatness and her answered prayer.
Laurel Pendle drew her inspiration for
this children’s story from her only son,
Devin. She is a consultant who plans
Christian meetings and conventions
worldwide and resides in San Tan Valley,
with her family and rescue dog, Riley.
Spiritual Reflections
Laurel Pendle
by Laurel Pendle
Once upon a time there was a bright
and beautiful star in the sky. This star
wished she could have a baby star and
what it would be like to love and nurture
this amazing gift to become an adult
star one day. She imagined singing and
dancing with the baby star and giving it
the tools to one day shine bright in the
galaxy for all to see.
Many moons had passed and this
Share your spiritual reflections... The spiritual leaders of SanTan Sun area churches,
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contribute their Spiritual Reflections in essay format by sending their thoughts,
enlightening insights and other writings of a spiritual nature to [email protected]
Be certain to put “Spiritual Reflections submission” in the subject line, and keep your
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Author Fred
Ramsey lights it up
A light lunch follows a talk about
“Holy Smoke” author Fred Ramsey’s
new book, after he delivers a morning
message at 10:30 a.m. Sun., April 7 at
Chandler Presbyterian Church, 1500 W.
Germann Rd. He will also sign copies.
For more details, call 480-963-3821.
Shh, it’s a
silent auction
Gift certificates for dining, health care
and beauty items, crafts, jewelry, pet
care items, athletic and entertainment
event tickets, sports equipment and
more are part of the annual silent
auction on Sat., April 13 at Temple Beth
Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N.
Dobson Rd., Chandler.
After Havdalah at 7:30 p.m., the
auction will open at 8 p.m. in the Social
Hall and continue until 11 p.m. There will
be light refreshments and music.
An adult event, the silent auction
is free and open to the community.
Childcare, snacks and age-appropriate
activities will be provided on-site for
a fee.
For more information, call Leslie at
April 6 – 19, 2013
Yoga instruction is Christ-centered Renew vows, have tea at CCC
Increased knowledge of
yoga is the goal of The Center
for Living Well’s Yoga Ministry
Leadership Training Program,
which begins April 9.
The training consists
of five 38-hour modules,
each focusing on different
elements of Christ-centered
yoga ministry leadership
development, including:
Module 1: Foundations of Faith
and Yoga, online; Module 2:
Pose Construction & Anatomy,
yoga camp; Module 3: Class
Design & Sequencing, online;
Module 4: Teacher Practicum,
yoga camp; and Module 5:
Business, Marketing & Ministry
Leadership, online. Each module can be
done independently or in succession.
“All of our instructors receive
extensive education and must
demonstrate proficiency in yoga
theory, yoga pose construction and
anatomy, class design and
sequencing, teacher ethics and
responsibilities and student
safety and enjoyment,” says
Dawn Rutledge, the executive
director of The Center for
Living Well.
Based in the Phoenix area
with classes in Chandler, The
Center for Living Well is a
nonprofit wellness ministry
that helps individuals, couples
and families find healing,
wellness and wholeness
through Christ-centered
wellness programs, retreats
and training.
To apply online, go to
what-we-do/training, or email [email protected]
centerforlivingwell.org to request
information. For information, visit
twitter.com/ctr4livingwell or call
Catholic-born rabbi tells all
Hear from a rabbi who was raised as a Roman Catholic, at the 1 p.m. Tue., April 16
meeting of the Shalom Hadassah Chapter, in the Bradford Room of the Oakwood
Clubhouse in Sun Lakes.
Rabbi Yosef Garcia, who didn’t discover his Jewish roots until a great uncle revealed
it to him when he was 32 years old, was ordained a rabbi within a decade of learning it.
He will talk about his journey of self-discovery and the important role he is playing in
helping others to learn about their possible Jewish heritage.
For more information, call co-presidents Adrian at 480-895-7312 or Ruth at 480-802-8901.
Help a starving child in two hours
The presence of married couples is
requested at a ceremony to renew vows
and recommit to one another at 6:30 p.m.
Fri., April 12 at Chandler Christian Church,
1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler.
Register at chandlercc.org/vow-renewal.
Spring is on the way and that means
it’s time for the annual Spring Tea and
Fashion show 10 a.m. to noon Sat.,
April 13 in the Worship Center. Sign
up to host and decorate a table at
Pack food
A hands-on service project to feed
tens of thousands in Haiti, Africa
and Cambodia, where starvation
and malnutrition are rampant, needs
volunteers of all ages to participate
April 30 through May 4. Day and evening
shifts are available. Approximately 300
meals can be packaged in two hours per
participant. The food being packaged
is a specially formulated, fast-cooking,
rice-based combination of vitamins,
soy, dehydrated vegetables and other
nutrients that provide about 75% of a
child’s daily requirement for a healthy
diet in one serving.
Lifeline Christian Ministries is
partnering with the church for the
project, which benefits orphans and
families impacted by famine. Sign up at
Breathe in,
breathe out
An informational class on breathing
management techniques is led by Dr. Mary
Meadows from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., April 12
at Unity of Chandler, 325 N. Austin Dr., Suite
#4, Chandler.
Breathing techniques can help manage
pain, clear negative thoughts, release
stress and more. A $10 to $20 donation is
recommended to attend.
For more information, email
[email protected] or visit
DEEP BREATHS: Dr. Mary Meadows teaches
how to breathe in a class offered at Unity of
Chandler. Submitted photo
Silent Auction
Saturday, April 13 from 7:30 – 11 p.m.
After Havdalah at 7:30 p.m., the auction will open at 8 p.m. in the Social Hall and continue
until 11 p.m. Auction items include gift certificates for dining, healthcare and beauty items,
crafts, jewelry, pet care items, athletic and entertainment event tickets, sports equipment,
and more. There will be light refreshments and music. An adult event, the Silent Auction is
free and open to the community. Childcare, snacks and age appropriate activities will be
provided on site for a fee. For more information, call Leslie at 480-782-8450.
Temple Beth Sholom
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April 6 – 19, 2013
Shoeboxes from little
hands help homeless
GIVE INSTEAD OF RECEIVE: The preschoolers of Ray of Light Christian Preschool, along with their
parents, packed a box for another family in need this Easter. The boxes were filled with various toiletry
items and were sent to Scottsdale-based Shoebox Ministries, which will distribute the boxes to
homeless shelters throughout the Valley. This is the 10th year the school has done the project to help
the homeless and to teach children compassion. For more information about Ray of Light Christian
Preschool, visit rayoflightpreschool.org or call 480-963-6105 ext. 211. Submitted photo
For a complete list of Spiritual Connections, SanTan
Sun area monthly support groups, study groups and
spiritually stimulating meetings, visit SanTanSun.com
and click on “Spirituality.”
Four churches share one building
Sundays are busy at the church
on Cooper Road south of Chandler
Boulevard next to the Ken “Chief” Hill
Learning Academy. From 9:30 a.m. to as
late as 9 p.m. worship is being conducted
or prepared.
Four churches – Congregational,
Calvary, Korean and Pentecostal – call
the building at 240 S. Cooper Rd.,
Chandler, home.
The Congregational Church of the
Valley has been here for 30 years
worshipping at 9:30 a.m. A few years
ago, Living Water of the Valley wanted
to expand its location from Phoenix
and began to use the building Sunday
evenings at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
About a year ago, the Korean Eden
Evangelical church began to use the
church at 2 p.m. Then, Calvary Chapel
Chandler lost the use of its building
and needed a place to worship, making
this building its more permanent home
and meeting on Sundays at 11 a.m. and
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Mondays are quiet, but the week really
begins with early prayer for the Korean
Church most mornings, Tuesday Bible
study at 9 a.m. for the Congregational
Church, community choir at 6 p.m. most
Tuesdays, Wednesday Bible study for
Calvary at 7 p.m., ladies Bible study for
Calvary on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and
Living Water Bible study at 7 p.m. Other
groups and studies also fill the building.
“It makes for good use of the
building,” says Pastor Lafe Murray. “It
has been helpful to all involved from
a lot of perspectives, mostly financial.
Spiritually, it has been good as the
churches each love Christ and want to
grow. Before all of this, the building
wasn’t used much and the costs were
high for the Congregational Church.
Now, everyone shares more of the needs
of maintaining a building, as all four
churches clean, landscape, arrange and
make sure the building is secure and
thermostats set appropriately.”
The Congregational Church is a
historic, traditional church with a
contemporary flavor such as women
leaders, relevant preaching and
teaching, relaxed dress and fellowship
times. Calvary Chapel is contemporary
in its worship with strong Bible teaching
and ministry to all ages. Korean Eden,
where half the congregation are
children, features a woman pastor with
strong prayer ministry. Living Water
features extended contemporary
worship, with exhortative preaching
and prophetic ministry.
Murray notes that while all four
churches may not agree on everything,
they pray for each other and the pastors
know each other. Events are sometimes
done together, and each church
functions independently.
“Find a flavor that you favor, and pray
for us that God will grace each church
with growth spiritually and as a family,”
says Murray. “We are all small and there
is a place for you.”
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April 6 – 19, 2013
Chandler pastor deploying for 6 months
Sisterhood makes music key
Pray with Pastor
Mike Sproul on the
last Sunday before
he leaves for a
deployment with
the U.S. Air Force,
10:30 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sun., April 14
at Tri-City Baptist
Church Ministries,
Chaplain Mike Sproul,
2211 W. Germann
pastor of Tri-City
Rd., Chandler.
Baptist Church in
During the
Chandler, prepares for
six-month deployment. morning service
the church
Submitted photo
leadership will
have a special dedication, and after the
evening service the church is throwing
a goodbye party and also celebrating
Sproul’s 50th birthday.
An Air Guard chaplain, Sproul is senior
chaplain of the 161st Air Refueling Wing
at Sky Harbor International Airport. He
deploys April 14 for six months to serve
as the senior chaplain at the Manas
Transit Center in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Last
winter, he deployed for three months.
“People just need someone to talk
to about marriage problems, money
problems, job problems,” he says. “That’s
a big part of a chaplain’s ministry, formal
and informal counseling.”
Sproul says he was always fascinated
with the military but also felt called
to the ministry. In 1991 he had the
The outreach program of the Musical
Instrument Museum (MIM) visits the Sun
Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood, 1
p.m. Thu., April 18 in the Chapel Center
in Sun Lakes. The program is open to
the public and refreshments are served.
Liv Merchant with the MIM will have
information on the museum.
Goodbye party after evening service
opportunity to merge his two passions
by becoming an Air Force chaplain. After
five years on active duty, he moved to the
reserves so he could become the senior
Donate toys, note cards on sale
Donations of toys
Donations for the Sisterhood’s ongoing
“Toys from the Heart” Program, which
provides holiday gifts to the kindergarten
classes at Frye Elementary School every
Mike Sproul preaches remotely during his previous
deployment. Submitted photo
pastor at Tri-City, his childhood church.
“I will still be connected to my
members and staff through email,
Facebook and Twitter, and will be able
to attend meetings remotely,” he says,
noting that he plans to preach through
Fusebox a few times during his stay in
The church has served the East
Valley for more than 40 years, with an
emphasis on relationships, discipleship
and truth. Pastor Brad Smith will fill in at
Tri-City Baptist during Sproul’s absence.
For more information, visit
tricityministries.org or call 480-245-7900.
year, can be made by sending a check for
any amount made out to SLJC Sisterhood
to 3495 E. County Down Dr., Chandler,
AZ 85249. Write “toys” on the memo
line. Last year the Sisterhood was able to
distribute toys to more than 100 children.
Other Sisterhood news
Note cards are for sale at all Sisterhood
meetings for $10 for a packet of 10. For
more information, call Marilyn at 480940-1916. Comments and suggestions are
welcomed by the co-presidents. Call Carol
at 480-895-3168 or Geri at 480-305-0123.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Teens headline fundraiser at CCA
Water dances, Cinderella ballet on stage
Teen musicians and dancers
from around the Valley and
some nationally known local
professional bands will rock
the stage during the Starbright
Foundation’s Teen Talent Fest
2013, 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., April 6
at the Chandler Center for
the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave.,
This inaugural variety
show benefits the Starbright
Foundation, a local charity
that serves children caught in
abuse. Performances include
local talent such as Arrowheart,
dancers from Alice Cooper’s
Solid Rock Teen Center in
Phoenix and more.
SanTan Sun area youth
band Lane Change will donate
its time and talent to the
Starbright Foundation’s Talent
Fest as well. The four teenagers
who make up Lane Change
include San Tan Valley resident
Sam Lehtinen, 17, Gilbert
residents Elijah Alvarez, 15, and
Riley Bash, 14, and Cameron
Holladay, 13, of Ahwatukee.
Visit lanechangerocks.com or
to learn more about the band
and its upcoming performance
Tickets are $15 and can
be purchased online at
chandlercenter.org or by calling
the box office at 480-782-2680.
The Starbright Foundation
focuses on rescuing children
between the ages of birth
to 18 from human trafficking
in Arizona. For additional
information, visit the Starbright
website at starbrightfoundation.
org or contact Nicole at 480363-0814.
Water dreams
“Dreaming in Water” is a
new sensory showcase of film
and movement from Scorpius
Dance Theatre. The story is told
GET WET: Scorpius Dance Theatre
performs at CCA with a water theme.
Submitted photo
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through the eyes of a young
boy’s imagination and explores
water as a common and
powerful dream symbol.
“Dreaming in Water” is
performed at 3 and 8 p.m.
on Sat., April 13 at CCA. The
performance showcases all
new choreography, original
underwater filming by Josh
Kasselman and Stephanie Lucas,
with original lighting design by
Mike Eddy.
Tickets are $26 to $36
plus fees. For more, visit
Go backstage
The classic fairytale of a
downtrodden but kindhearted
girl who becomes a princess
comes to CCA Sat., April 27
and Sun., April 28. With rich
sets and costumes and original
choreography set to Prokofiev’s
score, Ballet Etudes’ fan-favorite
production of “Cinderella”
is sure to leave attendees
believing in magic.
Backstage tours are offered
following most performances.
Tickets are $15 and $20.
Visit chandlercenter.org or
call 480-782-2680 for tickets
and information.
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Costumed characters
play laser tag
A charity laser tag tournament involving Phoenix Comicon, local
fan clubs and the general public will take place noon to 4 p.m. Sat.,
April 13 in the Urban Arena Laser Tag at UltraStar Multi-tainment
Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 Maricopa Road in Maricopa.
Costumed characters, from such franchises as Star Wars, Star
Trek and others, will come together for a children’s charity know
as Kids Need to Read, which works to create a culture of reading
for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools,
libraries and literacy programs across the United States, especially
those serving disadvantaged children. To learn more, visit
To sign up for the event as an individual or group, visit sknr.net
or email [email protected] or [email protected]
com. For more information on UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at
Ak-Chin Circle, visit UltraStarAkChin.com.
Reception honors
student art, writing
A reception celebrates the students who
submitted work to the 2013 Chandler-Tullamore
Sister Cities’ Young Authors & Artists Showcase
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 19 at Vision
Gallery, 10 E. Chicago St., downtown Chandler.
Students submitted artwork, essays and poems
for the 2013 Showcase, themed “The Power of
Exchange.” One winning essay, one poem and one art work from
Chandler will be submitted to the international competition for a
chance to win the overall competition and be featured at the SCI
Annual Conference in July in San Antonio, TX.
For more information, visit chandlerirish.org.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Hohokam exhibit at Chandler Museum
Art studio
open house aids
LBGTQ youth
Open mic,
froyo benefit
theatre kids
Chandler artists John Gleason and
Jacque Keller of Quantum Art, Inc.
are hosting a special Open Studio
show benefiting local nonprofit
one•n•ten. The event takes place
from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., April 13 in
their home studio, located at 371 N.
Carriage Ln., Chandler.
Gleason and Keller are nationally
known artists who continue their
philanthropic efforts through art.
During the Open Studio Show, and
continuing for 60 days afterward,
20% of all sales are being donated to
Financial contributions also can
be made during the show directly
to the nonprofit group, whose
mission is to serve LGBTQ youth
and young adults by providing social
and service programs that promote
self-expression, self-acceptance,
leadership development and healthy
life choices. To learn more about
one•n•ten visit onenten.org.
There is no admission charge
for the Open Studio show.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information about the
artists, call 480-216-0450 or go to
Hamilton High School’s Theatre
Department has teamed with local
frozen yogurt purveyor Frio Mio
to present a special benefit night
5 to 9 p.m. Sat., April 20 at Frio
Mio Frozen Yogurt, 4991 S. Alma
School Rd. in Chandler. The shop
is located in the Fulton Ranch
Shop owner Geoff Roehrick
will contribute 50% of the night’s
proceeds to the theatre club. In
addition, there will be an open
mic event from 7 to 9 p.m., and
all who sign up to participate
will receive a complimentary Frio
Mio gift card. There also will be a
chance to win a door prize for all
who stop by that evening. Financial
contributions to the theatre club
will be accepted on-site.
For more information or to sign
up in advance for the open mic
event, call Roehrick at 480-6090007 or email [email protected]
com. Each participant will be given
approximately five minutes. If a lot
of people sign up, the open mic
event will be extended to 9:30 p.m.
WATER LESSONS: A new exhibit at the Chandler Museum explores water use in the Salt River Valley over the last 2,000 years,
paying particular attention to water management lessons learned from the Hohokam, the pre-historic people who lived in the
region. Photo courtesy of the Chandler Museum
Is the water supply in the Valley
sustainable for the near future? What about
for the next 1,000 years? These are just a few
of the questions asked in the new exhibit,
“Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons
from the Hohokam,” on view now at the
Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village
Dr., Chandler. The museum is in the historic
McCullough-Price House southwest of
Chandler Fashion Center.
This exhibit explores water use in the
Salt River Valley over the last 2,000 years,
and questions the sustainability of an
overpopulated desert culture. By examining
the Hohokam, the pre-historic people who
lived in the region, the exhibit focuses on water
management and possible contributors to
societal collapse.
Turning to more recent and local water
management, the exhibit examines Dr. A.J.
Chandler’s effort to green the desert more
than 100 years ago, and asks what lessons
modern-day residents can learn from the
town founder and apply to our own water
Exhibit visitors will also have the unique
opportunity to view a 4,000-year-old tree
ring, which documents rainfall in the Valley
over four millennia.
“Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from
the Hohokam” is on view through July 27. The
museum is open Tuesday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information,
visit chandlermuseum.org or call 480-7822717. View the online version of the exhibit at
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JAZZY BITES: Sleepy Dog Pub & Bistro
in Gilbert introduces a new weekly jazz
brunch featuring a jazz trio and special
menu. Submitted photo
Jazzing up the weekend just
became a regular event at
the Sleepy Dog Pub & Bistro
as it introduces a weekly jazz
brunch beginning at 9 a.m.
each Sunday at 1451 E. Williams
Field Rd., Gilbert.
The Aebi/Coulson/Nistico
Jazz Trio will play from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Sundays inside the
restaurant, although those who
choose to sit on the patio and
enjoy the spring mornings will
still be able to hear the music.
In addition, Sleepy Dog
has created a special Sunday
brunch menu, with several
new additions. Reservations
are recommended by calling
480-963-1805. To view the menu
online, visit sleepydogpub.com.
UNDER THE SEA: Belemi Thompson stars as Flounder and Emma Welch swims along as Ariel in Disney’s “The Little
Mermaid Jr.,” on stage through April 7 at the Mesa Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Studio 3 Performing Arts
Life above the ocean’s surface proves
too irresistible to a precocious mermaid
in Studio 3 Performing Arts’ production
of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” on
stage through April 7 in the Nesbitt
Elliott Playhouse at the Mesa Arts
Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
Under the direction of Emma England,
this experienced cast will bring awardwinning choreography, strong vocals and
colorful costumes to create a delightful
show for the entire family.
Adapted from Disney’s 2008
Broadway production, “The Little
Mermaid Jr.,” a one-act play, features
the hit songs “Part of Your World,”
“She’s in Love” and the Oscar-winning
“Under the Sea.”
Final performances are set for noon,
3:30 and 7 p.m. Sat., April 6 and 2:30
p.m. Sun., April 7. Ticket prices are $13
and $15. Call the Mesa Arts Center
box office at 480-644-6500 or visit
Gilbert-based Studio 3 Performing
Arts Academy provides many learning
opportunities, including weekly classes
in dance, drama, voice and instruments.
For more information, visit studio3arts.
com or call 480-545-1492.
After several
months of extensive
renovations, the
Tempe Improv will
once again open its
doors and unveil
its state-of-the-art
transformation on
April 19, when it hosts
local favorite and
master impressionist Frank Caliendo
Frank Caliendo of
FOX-TV’s “NFL Sunday” and “MADtv.”
Caliendo will perform through April 21. Show
times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m.
Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 and
on sale now.
Located in the heart of Tempe at the
Cornerstone Mall, the Improv, which first
opened in 1988, will continue to host the
biggest names in comedy in 2013, including
Pablo Francisco, Kevin Nealon, Carlos Mencia
and other acts.
The club, under new ownership, will feature
a full-service upscale bar in the balcony with
a VIP area for hosting private events, as well as
wall-to-wall renovations throughout the club
that bring a fresh and contemporary feel.
For tickets, show times, a full schedule of
upcoming acts and more information, visit
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Art contains seeds for planting
Bring a friend to concert
Multimedia artists Joan Baron and
Laurie Lundquist host a free Family Art
Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Sat.,
April 20 in the Native Seeds Gallery,
Tempe Center For the Arts, 700 W. Rio
Salado Pkwy., Tempe.
Baron and Lundquist will create small,
recycled artworks with plastic bottles
and native seeds with participants, who
can later take the seeds home to plant.
The artists have created an installation
called “In Seeds We Trust.” They describe
the process of seed saving and sharing as
a potent connection a fresh, seasonally
grown healthy food source.
Both artists work professionally in the
public art realm and are self-described
Family and friends are the focus for
the San Tan Orchestra as it presents
the “Bring a Friend Concert,” with
works by Johann Sebastian Bach and
Samuel Barber, 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 19,
at Victory Lutheran Church, 5946 E.
University Dr., Mesa.
The event will feature Cynthia Baker
on violin and Suzanne Johnsen on
oboe, along with soprano Cynthia Elek.
Orchestra conductor Katherine Shields
says the concert’s theme was inspired
by a national movement annually in
environmentalists, activists and
sculptors. Admission is free and no RSVP
is necessary. More at tempe.gov/tca/.
April called TAFTO – “Take a Friend
to the Orchestra.” The concert will
open with a piece entitled, “exclamare
vociferatiónis,” written especially for the
San Tan Orchestra by Zachary Bramble,
an ASU music school graduate.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for
advance group sales of 10 or more
and $5 for youths/students. They
are available at the door or online
at stcpa.org. For more information,
email [email protected] or call
Top Broadway shows come to Valley
New subscriptions go on sale May 13 for
the Broadway Across America – Arizona
2013-14 series at ASU Gammage, now in its
23rd season and featuring a seven-show
series and three special engagements.
The Broadway Across America series
will bring some of the biggest Broadway
hits to town including “Evita,” The
Gershwins’ “Porgy & Bess” and Disney’s
“The Lion King.”
ASU Gammage subscribers get the
best seats at the best price. Additionally,
season subscribers get exclusive benefits,
including flexible payment and ticket
exchange options, advance purchase
opportunities and more.
The full season includes: “Priscilla
Queen of the Desert,” Sept. 17-22; “Evita,”
Dec. 3-8; “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Jan.
14-19, 2014; “The Wizard of Oz,” Feb. 4-9,
2014; “Once,” April 29-May 4, 2014; “Porgy
& Bess,” June 3-8, 2014; and “Jersey Boys,”
July 22-Aug. 10, 2014.
The 2013-14 Broadway Across America
– Arizona special engagements include:
Disney’s “The Lion King,” Oct. 22-Nov. 17;
“Mamma Mia!” Dec. 31-Jan. 5, 2014; and
Blue Man Group, Feb. 25-March 2, 2014.
For more information or to purchase a
subscription, visit asugammage.com.
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Laurie Fagen,
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April 13
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April 20
Lyn Jackson,
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April 27
Vandal Hancock
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Enjoy art among the olives
OILS AND OLIVES: Art enthusiasts browse the
displays of fine arts during the “Art in the Olive Grove”
show at the Olive Mill in Queen Creek. Photo courtesy
of Artists of the Superstitions
Enjoy fine art spread among a lush
olive grove during the Artists of the
Superstitions’ spring show “Art in the
Olive Grove,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., April
7 at the Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd.,
Queen Creek.
The 30 artists in the show will display a
diverse selection of art including paintings,
jewelry, photography, woodworking, glass,
ceramics, gourds and more. In addition to
the art show there will be entertainment
and wine tasting in the grassy area by the
Olive Mill buildings.
Admission to the art show is free
to the public. Tours of the Olive Mill
are available to see the oil making and
bottling process, for a fee. There also
is a restaurant and gift shop available
for purchases. For details, call the
Olive Mill at 480-888-9290. For more
information about the art show, visit
artistsofthesuperstitions.com or email
[email protected]
Not exactly ‘men in tights’
Affectionately known as “The Trocks,”
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
has entertained audiences for more
than 30 years and established itself as a
major dance phenomenon throughout
the world. The company will perform 8
p.m. Fri., April 19 at the Scottsdale Center
for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper
Theater, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale.
Putting a new spin on the art of dance,
the all-male company performs faithful
renditions of the most celebrated works
– from romantic ballets like “Swan Lake”
to the modern masterpieces of Martha
Graham – fabulously costumed and
delicately balanced en pointe. With grace,
charm and comic genius, The Trocks bring
to life the heroic characters and plots of
DANCING QUEENS: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte
Carlo, also know as The Trocks, is an all-male company
that performs renditions of the most celebrated
works. Submitted photo by Sascha Rene Vaughan
these works.
Tickets are $49 to $79. For
more information, call the box
office at 480-499-8587 or go to
Arts Chronicles
Jesse Armstrong of Chandler, a ceramic
artist, is one of seven Valley artists chosen to
create art pieces for the awards presented to
honorees at the 32nd Governor’s Arts Awards,
held recently at Herberger Theater Center
in Phoenix. The Governor’s Arts Awards is
presented by Arizona Citizens Action for
the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the
Arts in collaboration with the Office of the
Governor. Info: governorsartsawards.org.
On stage Venue index
SCCA – Scottsdale Civic Center
75th & Main streets, Scottsdale
Box office: 480-994-2787, ext. 2,
SCPA – Scottsdale Center for the
Performing Arts
VGPT – Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Box office: 480-499-8587,
SMoCA – Scottsdale
Museum of Contemporary Art
7373 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Info: 480-499-TKTS, scottsdaleperformingarts.
TAS – Theatre Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Rd., Suite 406, Scottsdale
Tickets: 602-765-0120, thestudiophx.org
TCA – Tempe Center
for the Arts
Gallery; Studio
700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
Tickets: 480-350-2822, tempe.gov/TCA
VYT – Valley Youth Theatre
525 N. First St., Phoenix
Tickets: 602-253-8188, ext. 2, vyt.com
ASUG – ASU Gammage
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Tickets: 480-965-3434, asugammage.com
CPJHC – Cutler-Plotkin
Jewish Heritage Center
122 E. Culver St., Phoenix
Info: 602-241-7870, [email protected]
CSCC – The Comedy Spot Comedy Club
7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale
Info: 480-945-4422, thecomedyspot.net
DST – Desert Stages Theatre
AC – Actor’s Café
4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Tickets: 480-483-1664, DesertStages.org
MAC – Mesa Arts Center
Ikeda – Ikeda Theater;
Piper – Piper Theater
1 E. Main St., Mesa
Tickets: 480-644-6500, MesaArtsCenter.com
QCPAC – Queen Creek Performing Arts
22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek
Box office: 480-987-7469, qcpac.com
On stage
“They Chose Me!” through April 21, VYT.
Arizona musical premiere about adoption as
seen through the eyes of children. Shows are
Friday through Sunday; times vary.
“OrigiNation: A Festival of Native
Cultures,” 12-4 p.m. Sun., April 7, SCCA. A free
outdoor community festival offering visitors
the opportunity to learn about native cultures
in Arizona and India through music, song, dance
and storytelling.
“Anything Goes,” through April 13, QCPAC.
Anything but your typical boy-meets-girl
story, this is a roller-coaster ride of twists and
turns that will make you dizzy with laughter.
Topped off with a host of Cole Porter songs
like, “Friendship,” “I Get A Kick Out of You” and
“You’re The Top.”
“Spring Awakening,” through April 21,
MAC. Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891
expressionist play about the trials, tears and
exhilaration of the teen years. Due to adult
language and themes, this show is intended
for mature audiences only. Presented by Mesa
Encore Theatre.
“Recipe for Disaster!” April 6-14, TCA Studio.
Presented by Childsplay. Two “master” chefs’
constant arguing makes a mess of an important
exam for a struggling young apprentice. Culinary
chaos ensues, as one chef struggles to top the
other and the apprentice tries desperately to
convince them to put down their spatulas and
work together. For ages 5 and older.
“She Stoops to Conquer,” April 11-27, MAC.
Presented by the Southwest Shakespeare
Company. Old Hardcastle, a man of means,
looks to marry off his daughter to his old
STRING MEN: Young Croatian cellists Stjepan Hauser,
left, and Luka Sulic, known as 2CELLOS, achieved
sensational success by breaking the boundaries
between different genres of music. They will be at
the Mesa Arts Center on Fri., April 19. Submitted
photo by Dean Bertoncelj
pal’s son. But, when two male suitors arrive,
troublemaker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical
joke and the Hardcastle household is launched
into a dizzying and deliciously preposterous
romp of mistaken identities.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” April 12-May
11, DST. Presented by Cullity Hall Productions.
The blonde and beautiful Elle Woods has the
world on a string until her boyfriend, Warner,
dumps her. A demolished-turned-determined
Elle emerges on a mission and follows him
to Harvard Law School to win back his heart.
Shows are Fridays through Sundays.
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Comedian Big Jake Oakerson, April 12-14,
CSCC. Oakerson’s story-based style of stand-up
comedy got its start after a series of dead-end
jobs, including driving strippers and escorts
around his hometown of Philly. Now the New
York City resident has made comedy his fulltime job, flooring audiences with true tales of
odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters.
“Great Falls,” April 12-28, TAS. A man and
his stepdaughter drive across the west in an
attempt to salvage trust and understanding.
Their journey, both geographical and emotional,
includes personal stories of disappointment and
betrayal, but there is hope that they can find
forgiveness and acceptance and move toward
the reconciliation they both desperately need.
Drumatic Dialogues, 7:30 p.m. Mon., April 15,
SCPA – VGPT. ASU’s Contemporary Percussion
Ensemble presents a program of exotic rhythms
and vibrant colors, tracing the history of
percussion from the 1920s to the present.
“Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness,” 7
p.m. Tues., April 16, CPJHC. A free documentary
film screening. In the fall of 1939, in the face of
the Nazi onslaught, Japanese diplomat Chiune
Sugihara made a decision that would change his
life and thousands of others. With no possible
hope for reward and at great risk to his family
and career, he used his diplomatic power to
rescue desperate Jewish refugees.
Jeff Bridges & The Abiders, 7:30 p.m. Thu.,
April 18, MAC – Ikeda. After winning the
Academy Award for his performance as Bad
Blake in “Crazy Heart,” the ever-charismatic Jeff
Bridges returns to play live to more popular and
critical acclaim.
2CELLOS, 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 19, MAC
– Piper. Former cello rivals Luka Sulic and
Stjepan Hauser joined forces in January 2011
April 6 – 19, 2013
uploading a unique cello version of “Smooth
Criminal” by Michael Jackson onto YouTube.
Within just a few weeks, their video became a
viral sensation, receiving over 5 million views.
A month later, 2CELLOS signed a record deal
with Sony Masterworks.
Dionne Warwick, 8 p.m. Sat., April 20,
SCPA. Celebrating her 50th anniversary in
music, Warwick has had nearly 60 charted hits,
starting with her 1962 recording debut, “Don’t
Make Me Over.”
Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance
Company, 7 p.m. Sat., April 20, ASUG. This year’s
performance features live musicians, as the
company presents the Classical Music Program
applying Jones’s inventive choreography to
some of the most important Western musical
works of our time, including compositions by
Mendelssohn and Mozart.
Film: “Paolo Soleri, Beyond Form,” 4 p.m.
Sat., April 20, SMoCA, Stage 2 Theatre. No
Festival Required presents this film followed by
a special tour of the exhibit “Paolo Soleri: Mesa
City to Arcosanti,” with Tomiaki Tamura & Roger
Tomalty from Cosanti Foundation and Assistant
Curator Claire C. Carter. Tickets are $7.
“A Wrinkle in Time,” Childsplay, April
21-May 26, TCA. Meg, her precocious younger
brother, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin
find themselves in the middle of a fantastic
adventure, traveling through space and time to
save her father and – quite possibly – the world.
For ages 8 and older.
David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m. Thu., April 25,
ASUG. Slicing through cultural euphemisms
and political correctness, Sedaris is a master of
satire and one of the most observant writers
addressing the human condition today.
April 6 – 19, 2013
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Troubleshooting. Certified Apprenticeship
Trained. BBB Accredited Business.
A+BBB Rating. MasterCard, Visa.
ROC K-11160755. 480-855-1403.
April 6 – 19, 2013
Compassionate care: specializing in
elderly, fearful, and sensitive pets.
Now offering boarding and daycare.
Check in on your pet on our Dirty Dawg
Salon Facebook page! Very flexible
scheduling!! Evening hours and
weekends by appointment.
Will take care of your furry babies as you
would with in-home visits — daily or
overnight — walks, playtime, or quiet
companionship. Daily visits are from
30 to 45 minutes and include
feeding/watering, playing/walking, brushing and waste disposal. Pet transportation and concierge services also are
available. Cindy is a PSI Certified
Professional Pet Sitter and is certified by
the American Red Cross in dog and cat
first aid and CPR. Call 480-580-6981,
or email [email protected]
for a free consultation today!
Honest, Reliable and Simply the Best!
Family Owned and Operated. 7 days
a week/24 Hour Emergency Service.
Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC243721.
AFFORDABLE - Price Match Any Licensed
Competitor. ANY make or model of
Door/Opener. Spring Replacement.
FREE Safety Inspection.
CALL 480-361-9700.
Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC 243297
- General Handyman Repair
- Doggie Door Installation
(doors and walls)
- Electrical (Minor)
- Plumbing (Minor)
- Irrigation Repairs
- Drywall Repairs
- Stucco Repairs
- Door & Trim
- Paint - and more!
Specializing in “The Small Job”.
Gerald Fox, owner, 480-278-5529.
[email protected] Please see website:
Residential since 1974. Interior/Exterior,
Kitchen & Bath, Room Additions.
Dedicated to the beauty of your home.
Remodeling, Drywall Repairs, Garages,
Patios, Additions, Entertainment Centers,
Popcorn Removal, Water Damage.
Residential and Commercial.
Lowest Prices Guaranteed. Licensed,
Bonded, Insured. ROC254546.
[email protected], www.
Family Owned with 33 years EXPERIENCE. Shower and tub enclosures.
Install new one or repair what you have,
insulated units, window glass, mirrors,
patio door glass, table tops to protect
table. QUALITY SERVICE at Competitive
Prices. FREE Estimates. WESLEY’S
Call 480-306-5113,
Specializing in custom window treatments: Draperies, valances, cornices,
bedding, pillows and sew much more.
From fabrics to drapery hardware to
installation, let this be your one stop
shop. For a free consultation call:
Tracy Marquez 480-895-2094
**I accept VISA, MC **
Simply Grand Cleaning Services
Housekeeping specialists offering weekly,
biweekly, monthly, one time cleanings,
move in/out, windows and patios.
We only use GREEN environmentally
friendly products. High quality services
at an excellent price. Very dependable,
insured and with excellent references.
$10 off first service with mention
of this ad. Call for free estimate.
Wendy, 480-802-1992
or Lisa, 602-358-3006.
Call for a free phone quote. Super
dependable. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly.
References avail. 16 years experience.
Bonded AG0601, Insured 46871.
It’s a CLEAR Choice!!!
CALL 480-833-1027.
The lowest prices in the valley.
We provide all cleaning supplies.
10 years experience. Trustworthy and
dependable. We pay attention to details.
Excellent references.
Call Vicky 480-227-1890.
17 year Cleaning Service in Chandler
and Gilbert. METICULOUS,
w/an EYE 4 DETAIL, we provide the
\”FINISHING TOUCH\” in your home
CONSISTANTLY with every cleaning.
XLNT long term Client References
available. We love Pets!
Call Rita 480-250-9744.
Reliable house cleaning done right the
1st time!! One-time, weekly, bi-weekly,
monthly, move-in/move-out, etc.
Same 2 person crew every time at your
house! We bring all our own supplies and
equipment. Will customize. References.
Take $10 off your first cleaning.
Call today!! Amy 602-284-3579.
April 6 – 19, 2013
$25 OFF 1st Service;
$15 OFF 2nd Service;
$10 OFF 3rd Service.
House Cleaning Services.
Residential and Commercial Cleaning.
Move-In/Out. Window and Carpet
Cleaning. Organization: closets,
cabinets, garages and more!
20 years of experiene. Impeccable
references. Business owned and
operated. Same Day Services available.
Licensed. Bonded. Insured.
Alert Cleaning Services, Inc.
Ecoquality Cleaning Every Time!
[email protected]
*10% OFF Window Cleaning,
Tracks included.
*Sunscreens - FREE UV Protection.
*Mini-Blind Cleaning.
*2 week Rain Guarantee.
*Gutter Cleaning.
*Power / Pressure Washing: Homes,
Driveways, Patios. Owner Operated.
Quality Work.Satisfaction
Guaranteed.FREE Estimates.
Call Bright-n-Shine 480-557-0831
Aqua Masters. System Check-Ups,
Troubleshooting, Repairs, Maintenance,
Leak Detection, Low Pressure, Valves,
Timers, Heads, System-Add-ons.
Call 480-478-0073.
Carpet, Tile & Grout, and Upholstery
Cleaning. Family owned, truck-mounted
steam cleaning. We offer 1/2 hour appt
time frame, so no waiting around.
We include pre-spraying, mild deodorizer
and degreasers for high traffic areas
at no charge. Member BBB with A rating!
“We clean like it’s our own”!
Detailed service and tidy inside your
home! 1 story-$85 2 story-$125.
Price includes inside and out. Screens
cleaned $2 each. Pressure washing and
fixture cleaning also available.
15 years of accumulated references!
CALL RON at 480-584-1643.
Specializing in complete interior painting,
faux finishes, Venetian plasters, textured
wall finishes, repainting cabinets, crown
moldings, and wallpaper removal.
Color specialist/consultations available.
Over 20 yrs. experience. Excellent
workmanship/references. For a FREE
estimate, call Tyler at 480-940-7775.
Our truck-mounted steam cleaning
system will deep clean your carpets,
ridding them of unwanted dirt, bacteria,
fungus and chemical residues.
Upholstery cleaning also available.
Tile and grout cleaning. For a clean
and healthy carpet, call 480-786-6610
or 602-989-8311. John Downs,
Owner/Operator, Ocotillo Resident.
Call for monthly specials.
- All facets of interior/exterior painting
- drywall patching
- custom faux finishes
- existing faux finishes touched up
- custom cabinet finishes.
Small jobs welcome. Call for a free
estimate. 25 years in the Valley!
ROC# 069679
Deep Steam Cleaning of Carpeting,
Area Rugs, Tile/Grout & Upholstery for
residential and commercial. Carpet
stretching and hot water pressure
washing also available. Expect quality
service with no hidden fees. Steam
cleaning of baseboards included.
We are locally-owned in Chandler.
Call for an estimate at 480-370-3333.
Voted #1 Repaint Specialists!
Clean, Friendly Crews. Interior/Exterior.
Drywall Repairs. Textures. Concrete
Staining. Pool Deck Coatings. Garage
Floors. Free Estimates. All Credit Cards
Accepted. ROC 153131.
Windows need a squeegee?
Are your Screens dirty? Solar Panel
cleaning also available. Call today to
schedule an appointment to get those
windows, screens, solar panels cleaned.
Your quality repaint specialist.
Interior/Exterior. Epoxy Floors.
Roof Coatings. Stained Concrete.
New Construction. FREE ESTIMATES!
References available. Owner will be on
job. Commercial/Residential. 30 years
experience. Licensed-BondedInsured-ROC 257167.
MENTION this ad to receive 5% OFF!
Price includes removing all screens,
cleaning windows, inside and out, with
screens replaced. Screens cleaned
$2.50 each. Sunscreens and
rescreening. Same day service.
Call 480-839-8929
15 years experience repairing valves,
drip systems, wire troubleshooting,
timers. All Repairs! Honest and Reliable.
East Valley Native. Call and Compare
Prices! 602-826-4717.
-General Clean-ups
-Lawn Maintenance
-Drip/Sprinkler Repair
-Lawn Care
-Weed Control
-Tree/Shrub Care
-Flowers/Garden Beds
No hassle Property Management!
Managing vacation rentals, furnished
rentals and long term unfurnished
rentals. Request a free brochure at
www.maclayrealestate.com. MacLay
Real Estate is a licensed and insured real
estate brokerage. 480-786-5600.
Hidden Valley in Maricopa, Az. Horse
property, Beautiful views. For Sale or
Lease To Own. $60,000. 520-568-3811.
Honest service including Leak Repair,
Timer Repair and Setting,
Troubleshooting, Valves and Diaphragms.
Same day and next day service.
Serving Chandler for 18 years.
Honest Prices. 480-250-5594.
Great Home2490 S. Apache, Chandler
85248, Alma School S. of Germann.
3 bedroom + a loft, 2.5 baths. Large
block fenced back yard. All bedrooms up
stairs. 2 car garage. Includes all appliances, washer/dryer and refrigerator.
Move in ready now. $1295 month,
$1,000 security deposit. Alma School
south of Germann. Close to freeways,
great shopping close by.
Call Rhonda 602-402-9991.
A Professional and Reliable Maintenance
company. We offer weekly and biweekly
service, one time clean ups, weed
control, tree work and more. Call Rick for
free estimate 480-250-6608 or email
[email protected] Visit
Own your home in 2 years. $495/mo
plus utilities, includes space rent. 55-plus
mobile home park in Chandler. Clean,
active, friendly park with many amenities. Call Kim at 480-233-2035.
Go to:
and click on
“Submit a News Release”
We do Weeds, Trees, Pruning, Shaping,
Tree Removal. We also do Total Clean-up,
Frost Damage of Trees, Shrubs, Plants &
Hauling anything. You Name it & We do it!
Reasonable. Call Vuna 480-600-7357.
Yard Maintenance - Weekly, Biweekly
or Monthly. We Actually Show up!
Providing reliable, friendly, honest service
for over 10 years. English speaking
crews. Credit cards accepted.
Please call Complete Yard Care for
a Free Estimate. 480-897-8807.
Contact SanTan Sun News for details.
email:[email protected]
Weekly Maintenance. Clean Ups.
Irrigation Repairs. Competitive Prices.
FREE Estimates.
ROC 271526.
[email protected]
Four ads for only: $115 + Tax
2 bedrooms for rent. Share 4 bedroom
home with 2 male ASU students.
Prefer male roommates. $400 a month
plus sharing misc. utilities. On Priest
between Broadway and University.
Call: 480-751-9827 or 480-940-8182
for additional information.
Contact SanTan Sun News for details.
email:[email protected]
Where to Eat
April 6 – 19, 2013
Steak • Seafood • Chops • Wine • Cocktails
Serving Midwestern beef in the Midwest for
over 25 years. Now serving Midwestern beef
in Chandler for over two years.
Ask about our Early Happy Hour
Open 7 Nights A Week
Prime Rib & Live Music on Saturdays
98 S. San Marcos • Chandler
480-899-4400 • www.dc-steakhouse.com
The Dukes
of Hazzard’s
and Frank
Sinatra Jr.
“That was
the best
steak I’ve
ever had!”
We handle all details when it comes
to planning the food for your big event.
Call and schedule an appointment
to bring your vision to life.
He bent down on one knee
and proposed—You said yes!
Now you begin planning
Start with CHEF A GOGO!
Bride’s Choice
2012 Award
for Catering
602-615-1540 | [email protected]
Alma School
Queen Creek
Arizona Ave.
It’s Patio Season
at Ocotillo Golf Resort
Valley’s Best
19th Hole
3 Years
in a Row!
Ocotillo Golf Resort
3751 S Clubhouse Drive
Chandler, AZ 85248
Where to Eat
April 6 – 19, 2013
Louisiana Style BBQ
and Authentic Cajun Food
Tuesday Wednesday
Any PoBoy
and Pint $9
Live Music and
Fish Fry
Karaoke begins April 20th: every Saturday 7-11 p.m.
4920 S Gilbert Rd • Chandler • 480-963-2170
Gilbert Rd & Chandler Heights in the Bashas’ Shopping Center
Dueling Pianos: Apri l 27 • May 11 • May 18
Where to Eat
April 6 – 19, 2013
April 6 – 19, 2013
Where to Eat
BEST Doggone Grill & Bar
in the East Valley!
Total Bill
Not valid with
any other offer.
Extensive Menu Featuring:
Gourmet Burgers, Pastas,
Pizza, Fajitas, BBQ
and a Full-Service Bar
Your Place For All Your
NFL & College Games
Breakfast 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Karaoke Every Saturday
Happy Hour
Mon.-Fri. 3-7p.m.,
Sun.-Thurs. 10p.m.-Close
We support our local breweries:
Four Peaks • SanTan Brewing Company • Oak Creek
NE Corner of Dobson
& Germann
SW Corner of Baseline
& Ellsworth
NW Corner of
Rittenhouse & Ocotillo
Where to Eat
April 6 – 19, 2013
Where to Eat
April 6 – 19, 2013
Upside Down?
You could qualify for
$2,500 to $35,000
in Relocation Assistance for the
successful completion of a short sale!*
Find out about your options. For a FREE one on one
confidential consultation call 480-221-1332.
*$2,500 to $35,000 is contingent on your lenders different programs and subject to homeowners lender or banks final approval.
This home boasts 3 Bdrs, a Den, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage
and a Split Floor Plan w/ a wide open Great Room. The kitchen
is perfect for entertaining w/ Oak Cabinets, and tons of
counter space. Located near the Heated Community Pool and
in San Tan Valley.
Call The Pete Dijkstra Team Today! 480-582-9777
PIN# 912
2,838 SQ FT THAT'S UNDER $225,000!
This spacious 4 Bdr, 2.5 Bath home is located in a quiet
Mesa neighborhood and boasts a Huge Game Room,
Covered Patio, Built-In BBQ and a Private Pool w/ separate
water pond and waterfall, perfect for beating the Arizona
Call The Pete Dijkstra Team Today! 480-582-9777
PIN# 188
Now’s The Time
To Find Out
What Your
Home Is Worth!
Not just another 3 Bdr, 2 Bath property. This Cul-De-Sac
home boasts a Split-Master and a Salt-Water Pool in the
backyard. Tiled, Carpeted and Wired for Surround Sound,
making this the perfect home for entertaining. The Huge Great
Room opens to a large Island Kitchen w/ Bayed Breakfast
Area, SS Appliances, and W/I Pantry. Just $265,000!
Located just minutes from the San Tan 202, this beautiful Gilbert home is complete with 3 Huge Bdrs and Island
Kitchen w/ Granite Counters, Maple Cabinets and SS
Appliances. Landscaped Backyard includes a private
covered patio and balcony. Washer and Dryer Included.
Just $209,900!
Call The Pete Dijkstra Team Today! 480-582-9777
PIN# 913
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PIN# 914
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This beautiful home, located in an equestrian community,
features a Great Room floor plan w/ tile flooring, Formal
Dining Room and Family Room w/ Fireplace and
Entertainment Niche. The Island Kitchen has a W/I Pantry and
plenty of counterspace. Best of all, the backyard features a
fenced horse area and ramada. In Queen Creek.
This split bedroom floor plan features 4 Bdrs, 3 Baths,
a cozy fireplace in an Open Great Room, Jack n Jill bathroom & freshly painted w/ custom shutters throughout.
Just $420,000 making this the least expensive home in this
Premiere Subdivision!
Call The Pete Dijkstra Team Today! 480-582-9777
PIN# 907
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PIN# 905
Immaculate split floor plan boasts ceiling fans in all
4 Bdrs, 2 Baths with jetted tub in the master, Solar Screens
on all windows and an open Island Kitchen w/ Granite
Counters and SS Appliances. The Private Pebble Tech Pool
features a new filter, infloor cleaning system and a Solar
Heater. $345,000 in Chandler!
Call The Pete Dijkstra Team Today! 480-582-9777
PIN# 915
AT $319,900!
AT $214,000!
There’s not much you’ll have to do because the
owners have done it for you. Just painted, fully landscaped
and equipped w/ 4 Bdr, 2.5 Baths, huge Open Kitchen, Big
Bayed Breakfast Room all overlooking a sparkling Pool and
no rear neighbors. In Queen Creek.
This premium corner lot home features 3 Bdrs, 2.5 Baths,
20” Tile, SS Appliances and includes Gas Range, Refrigerator,
Washer and Dryer. The backyard is beautifully landscaped
and the community features Sand Volleyball, Community Pool
and Picnic Area.
These gorgeous Hacienda styled residences are on 1/2
acre lots and offer 3,680 SQ FT, 4 bedrooms, a study,
4.5 Baths, 4 car garages, a split master and split guest area.
Everyone will share the elegance and relish the privacy.
Just $564,950!
You’ll just fall in love with your new 3,512 SQ FT 5 Bdr,
3 Baths nestled in a quiet 1/2 acre Cul-De-Sac homesite.
Custom hardwood floors, cozy fireplace, Formal Dining and a
great kitchen makes you feel right at home. RV Gates, big
lush lawns, oversized Pool, Gazebo and Covered Veranda
at $459,000!
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PIN# 120
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PIN# 910
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PIN# 205
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PIN# 161
2,118 SQ FT W/POOL AT $250,000!
Built by one of the top custom home builders in the East
Valley, this home rests on a 23,504 SQ FT Cul-De-Sac lot and
features R27 Walls, 19 Seer A/Cs, Faux Finishes, Stone and
Wood floors and more features than most $2 Million homes!
the lush landscaping surrounding this wonderful home
w/ a Huge island kitchen, granite counters, fresh paint,
new fixtures, a full bedroom and bath downstairs, a loft and
a balcony over a full length covered patio all for $254,900!
This recently updated home includes formal Living,
Family and Dining Rooms and Vaulted Ceilings. The spacious
Island, Eat-In Kitchen features a Gas Stove and Pantry. Relax
and cool off in your Private Pebble Tech Pool surrounded by
low maintenance desert landscaping. In Chandler!
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PIN# 916
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PIN# 184
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PIN# 911
For immediate assistance on any listed property,
Toll-Free 877-630-7581
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*Subject to qualifying terms conditions and availability of loan program. *All new homes are subject to price adjustments and incentive reductions until time of accepted contract. Homes pictured may be the actual model homes offered by the builder and are for illustration purposes only.