Quick Restaurant Guide
Alamo Fast Draw Show
is about Fast Draw and Western Movies. http://www.alamofastdraw.com On Sundays show we will talk to the gunfighters and on Wednesdays we talk about movies.
Call ID: 16056
Integrity needs no rules."
— Albert Camus, French author and philosopher (1913-1960).
those who dare to fail greatly can ever
in a wonderful world that is full of
beauty, charm and adventure. There is no
end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes
"Imagination is more important than
There are no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something. ―Thomas Edison
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. ―Ayn Rand
I'll keep my Freedom, my God and my Guns...You keep the Change...
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
Victory is won not in miles, but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.— Louis L’Amour
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. ― Margaret Thatcher
"The best way to
predict the future is to create it."
"As we increasingly
master our perceptions, beliefs, and
"No man can become rich
"Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it." — Jack Canfield
"It is in your moments of decision
almost totally dependent upon drive
and persistence. The extra energy
required to make another effort or
DIET™ BAKES ITS WAY INTO THE HOMES OF DIETERS ACROSS THE UNITED
New York, NY – Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ announced its plans to expand distribution of its revolutionary weight loss method and sensible snack foods throughout the United States. A diet that was once only available to Dr. Siegal's private patients is now readily accessible to everyone across the country through website purchases, storefronts and kiosks nationwide.
Renowned physician, author and weight loss expert Dr. Sanford Siegal, created his hunger-controlling Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ more than thirty years ago. With his “secret” blend of amino acids and food proteins, which he personally mixes every night in his bakery, the famous diet cookies effectively suppress hunger in hopes to help customers reach their desired weight. The cookies can be used as a healthy snack alternative or to control your appetite, while following a doctor supervised diet. Each daily bag contains six cookies at 90 calories each. In addition to the cookies, Dr. Siegal suggests the dieter eat a sensible dinner, consisting of three to eight hundred calories.
"Since 1975, Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ has helped more than a half million people lose weight without hunger. Given the countless fad diets that have come and gone, our longevity and patient success rate sets us apart and frequently attracts the attention of the news media," said Dr. Siegal. “The structure is very simple - when you’re hungry, eat a cookie,”
More and more people are using Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ foods to help them reach their goal weight and now over 200 doctors throughout the United States and Canada offer Dr. Siegal's foods to their own patients in their medical practices.
About Dr. Sanford Siegal and the COOKIE DIET™ Dr. Sanford Siegal is a practicing physician whose Miami, Florida-based medical practice has treated obesity exclusively since 1960. He is the author of several books on topics ranging from high fiber dieting to drug-free hunger control to hypothyroidism. Dr. Siegal’s cookies are available in Oatmeal, Blueberry, Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut flavors. The Weekly Box which consists of seven daily bags, containing six cookies each, retails for $59 at www.cookiediet.com. Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ can also be purchased toll-free at 866-464-5595, in storefronts and kiosks nationwide.More than 100 sellers from Bonanza.com, an e-commerce marketplace, have signed up for Free Shipping Day, a one-day online event where merchants offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve.
Bonanza sellers offer handmade items, unique fashions, jewelry, accessories, home decor, collectibles, antiques and other specialty items through individual "booths."
Scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16, Free Shipping Day is just one month away and already has over 1,000 merchants signed up to participate. Last year, the event became thethird-heaviest online shopping day ever and even surpassed Black Friday's online sales by $300 million. Bonanza follows in the footsteps of similarly designed site Etsy.com. More than 75 members of that "handmade marketplace" have already registered for Free Shipping Day. Similarly, eBay sellers are participating in the event for the first time this year, currently representing over 100 merchants on the event website.
Monday kicks off the Year of the Dragon and 15 consecutive days of Chinese New Year
You Want It, SportsWorld Has It!
SportsWorld is an eclectic collection of sports memorabilia garnered over many years of one fans obsession for sports and the recent start of making his hobby into a business. Tony will tell you he loves what he does and it shows in the care and attention to detail he puts into framing, matting and displaying each piece. His enthusiasm for hockey, basketball, baseball, football, racing and the horses is apparent as he describes his rare and unusual finds from each genre. From player cards to autographed pictures, jerseys, or bobble heads, SportsWorld has it all. Stop by their great new location 11121 W. Michigan Ave. Suite B, in Youngtown (just South of Grand at 111th Ave.) and see for yourself every thing they have.
The Axial AX10 Scorpion
The Axial AX10 Scorpion 1/10, 4WD Electric, R/C Rock Crawler ARTR (Almost Ready-to-Run). Just add your choice of electronics, and you'll be able to hit the rocks in shorter time than having to build your entire crawler.
The ARTR was designed from the ground up, and every detail was thought through to provide a competition level base kit to work with. Previously the only way to build a competition capable rock crawler was to buy bits and pieces of several different kits here'n'there. This long and sometimes frustrating process could take as long as several months just to get the right parts together before you could even start the build. Now you can get a factory built rolling chassis, and within approximately an hours build-time you'll be able to hit the rocks with your competition ready AX10 Scorpion rock crawler.
The axles have been designed with many features that are not available from other products on the market everything from the axle strength, pinion angle, caster, and ground clearance were taken into consideration when designing these axles. The result is a far superior axle that will stand-up to some severe punishment. To ensure added longevity from the start a hi-tolerance sintered diff locker is included along with hardened drive shafts. Have a question or want more information contact Axial at 949-600-8642 or check out www.axialracing.com or just give John Rhodes at Fun Zone a call at 623-875-3400. Fun Zone has Axial in stock along with a large inventory of parts.
GTO MUSCLE T-SHIRT WHITE
The classic line up of Muscle GTO's in a full front oversize design is cool!
The Muscle t-shirt is a heavyweight pre-shrunk 100% cotton traditional cut style. Add this one to your t-shirt collection. Imported. PO459
GTO EVOLUTION T-SHIRT
A full front oversize design featuring the Classic and New GTO makes this t-shirt a must have for GTO enthusiasts! The Evolution t-shirt is a heavyweight pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Add this one to your t-shirt collection. Imported. PO457
21ST CENTURY GTO T-SHIRT
The first Musclecar of the 21st Century was the New GTO!
The 21st Century t-shirt is a heavyweight pre-shrunk 100% cotton traditional cut style. Add this one to your t-shirt collection. Imported. PO458
Queen Creek Man has fresh,
quality ideas and services for Home Bars, Outdoor Patios,
Caterers, Party Planners and Guy's Rooms
Cold, refreshing beverages are essential when planning a graduation, reunion or summer party in the Valley. An inexpensive, convenient and trendy option from a Queen Creek businessman can add flavor and fun to these summer celebrations. Chris Sarcione, Owner of Draft Excellence, is a Home Bar and Commercial Draft System Specialist, offering solutions for any homeowner, caterer or party planner¹s beverage needs.
Draft Excellence provides sales, installation and maintenance of permanent kegerators and beer draft systems, along with portable rentals of draft beer equipment. They also offer root beer jockey box rentals for kid¹s parties.
Here are some quick tips from Chris when serving beverages at your party:
Is it true you need a permit to drink beer at a party at a park?
How many servings in a keg versus a 24-pack of beer?
How long can you keep beer fresh?
How are the portable rental systems used?
What about the kids?
New Multi-Purpose Tray Helps
Reduce Kids Messes For Moms & Dads
“Luv That Tray” Keeps Counters, Tables & Floors Free From Spills & Clutter
(San Diego, California) It’s a unique new product that could very well become a mom’s or dad’s new favorite item for keeping kids messes
contained. The “Luv That Tray” is an innovative product that is part placemat, part serving tray and even part surface for art & crafts projects.
The patented “Luv That Tray” is the only placemat-type product on the market that sports 1/2 inch raised sides that help keep items on the tray from spilling over. Uniquely shaped and made from FDA approved plastic with a safety certification, the innovative design allows the tray to flex and form an easy funnel guide so items will slide right off info a storage container or trash can.
can be used for arts and crafts projects, keeping glitter, glue,
beads, modeling clay and even paper scraps and other messes
contained and off of tables and floors. Lightweight yet sturdy,
the Luv That Trays are versatile enough to double as a serving
tray for snacks and meals, keeping crumbs and liquid spills in
control, saving lots of time and trouble when moms are ready to
product is made in the USA and is the latest innovation created
by the entrepreneurial husband and wife team Robert & Ruth
Goldman of Argee
Corporation, 20+ year veterans in the consumer product development market.“What mommy wouldn’t love a product like this,” says “Luv That Tray” Inventor and Argee Corporation Vice President, Ruth Goldman. “Crafts, clutter, crumbs & spills “stay on that tray” with Luv That Tray.”
(Click here for a video highlighting the many uses of the Luv That Tray): http://argeecorp.com/HTML/luvthattray.htm
Four colorful dishwasher safe Luv That Trays are included in each package red, green, yellow, blue.
They sell for $12.99 and are available at www.argeecorp.com or by calling: 800.449.3030
two:peas jewelry, a new jewelry line with a growing fan base of forward-thinking fashionistas.
One trend you’ve probably noticed is how much attention the ankle is getting these days. From ankle booties to ankle bows to cankle awareness, that often-overlooked body part is getting some time in the spotlight. And it deserves it. The ankle is an elegant and feminine feature. Two:peas jewelry’s signature piece, the Dancing Star Bankle, is inspired by the idea of a bangle bracelet for the ankle.
The Bankle, available in five styles, is a brand new statement piece that complements any outfit and gives footwear a chance to step it up. Over opaque tights or bare skin, the Bankle is an eye-catching accessory for all seasons.
To complement the Bankle and add to its versatility, two:peas jewelry offers extensions to easily turn the Bankle into a necklace. In addition, Suzanne Earrings – made of horizontal sterling silver links with a central post and a single, dangling semi-precious gemstone – and Anna Rings – stackable, sterling silver rings featuring a gemstone in a bezel setting – are also available.Links: two:peas jewelry - http://www.twopeasjewelry.com/ Dancing Star Bankle - http://twopeasjewelry.com/collections.php Accessories - http://www.twopeasjewelry.com/accessories.php
ScrambleScoop Golf Ball Retriever Allows For Quick Pick-Up On The Go
(St. Charles, Missouri) " It is being called the first-ever "drive-by" golf ball retriever. The ScrambleScoop allows any golfer to easily scoop up grounded golf balls while in a moving cart -- without bending, leaning or stretching. Originally designed for use in golf scrambles or "best ball" games, the ScrambleScoop is proving popular for any golf outing."
How Does ScrambleScoop Work?
For many people, young and aging
alike, bending over can be difficult. The ScrambleScoop
reduces back, hip and knee strain caused by bending and
squatting. The ScrambleScoop sports an aluminum
rustproof shaft and
ScrambleScoop inventor Betty Bucher created the product to find a solution to a problem that many golfers experience. "I've played many golf scramble games and when I leaned from the cart and nearly fell out trying to pick up the ball, I knew there had to be a better way," she says.The ScrambleScoop is also effective in speeding up golf play. "It used to be time consuming and exhausting to keep stopping the cart to pick up the balls. Not anymore."
The patented product is also proving
handy for picking up things in the yard
The ScrambleScoop sells for $16.95 and is available at www.ScrambleScoop.com
I had the great honor to have
lunch with two survivors of the
attack on Pearl Harbor. One
man, 97 years old, was in the
Army Air Corps, flying a B-17
into Pearl that day, and the
other, 93 years old, was in the
Navy and aboard the USS West
Virginia. They were able to
tell some wonderful stories of
tragedy and heroism.
Today, Dec 7th , I am privileged to take part in the 70th anniversary remembrance, and help lay a wreath at the anchor of the USS Arizona at the Arizona State Capital building.
Please remember all those who fought and died both during this attack, but during all of World War II. We are losing these brave men and women at an alarming rate and we should never forget what they went through.
For those who forget history, they're bound to repeat it. Just look at September 11, 2001.
As always, when you see a veteran thank them for their service. Freedom isn't free! God bless America!
Tom Fenner, Military Liaison - Hospice of the Valley
The city of Phoenix, in an apparently arbitrary move and without formal legal process, has forced CBS Outdoors to tear down 50 illuminated bus-shelter billboards under contract to promote gun safety training for children and their parents.
The posters were placed by TrainMeAZ.com, a commercial joint-educational effort of the firearms industry in Arizona, and had been up all over the Phoenix metro area for a little over one week before the city acted.
“The Phoenix attorney’s office claimed these were public service announcements, and those are banned,” said Alan Korwin, manager of the TrainMeAZ campaign and the Publisher at Bloomfield Press, a sponsor of the program. “It’s a bogus excuse — and they know full well we’re an LLC and not a non-profit. The commercial sponsors, shooting ranges and trainers on the website expect to attract customers. The ads are aimed at parents, so they can teach gun safety and the values of marksmanship to their kids,” he said. “We’re promoting a culture of marksmanship, where everyone learns to shoot and understands gun safety.”
Assistant Phoenix city attorney Ted Mariscal claimed in a conference call with Mr. Korwin and CBS Outdoor that the billboards weren’t commercial enough, the message was too vague, and then demanded the message be changed to his satisfaction. When pressed for a definition of what is either sufficiently commercial or what defines a public service ad he declined to respond, referring instead to a 12-year-old 9th Circuit court case concerning a religious group (Children of the Rosary) and abortion ads. CBS is designing new art to please the city, but without guidelines of what’s acceptable, there’s no way to predict the result, and the TrainMeAZ campaign isn’t exactly keen on this approach.
Mariscal offered to provide the case he says matters, and the lease agreement he says allows the city to remove the ads. The case is now under review. No lease agreement has been provided, and the city apparently has no definitions in place, apparently leaving Mr. Mariscal to act on his own unfettered accord. Nothing in the city’s advertising guidelines, provided by Mr. Mariscal, appear to justify the censored ads.
In the meanwhile, TrainMeAZ is losing more than 800,000 impressions per day it had been receiving through this Phase One of the campaign. A bulletin billboard with a similar message and goal remains up on Interstate 17, through another company. It gets about 135,000 eyes driving by daily (facing southbound traffic near Peoria exit). Several outdoor advertisers have contacted TrainMeAZ in an effort to pick up the lost business for themselves. CBS has offered a slate of city billboards to replace the messages the city has banned.
“Mariscal has offered to approve some other advertisements to replace the ones we designed at great expense and want,” Korwin said. “We’ll be reasonable and look, but we don’t exactly want the city of Phoenix writing our advertisements for us. If anything is absolutely an affront to free speech and the First Amendment, there it is on a platter. Who do these people think they are?”
Government should stay out of the way of businesses trying to make it in these tough economic times, or in any times. Instead, government has become one of the biggest obstacles we face, Korwin noted. It’s bad enough Phoenix has attacked our free speech, but now they’re messing with our Second Amendment rights, and right before an election too. People who support this ought to be removed from office and punished for such malfeasance.
Legislators aware of the problem have expressed outrage at the censorship effort by the city, and are preparing a plan of action. More news will follow soon.
The program is an outgrowth of the Constitutional Carry law, effective in July this year, that frees all law abiding adults in Arizona to discreetly carry firearms. With the audience expanding from 2% of the public willing to apply and pay for a government permission slip to carry, to 50% of the public that possesses firearms, private industry figured this 25-fold increase in potential market was worth attracting.
Every person has
cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until
they have multiplied to a few billion. When
doctors tell cancer patients that there are no
more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to
detect the cancer cells because they have not
reached the detectable size.
Chemotherapy involves poisoning the
rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys
rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone
gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause
organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs
the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is
either compromised or destroyed, hence the
person can succumb to various kinds of
infections and complications.
Sugar substitutes like
NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are
made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better
natural substitute would be Manuka honey or
molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table
salt has a chemical added to make it white
in color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or
causes the body to produce mucus, especially in
the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on
mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with
unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being
Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A
meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat
fish, and a little other meat, like chicken.
Meat also contains livestock antibiotics,
growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.
diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice,
whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits
help put the body into an alkaline environment.
About 20% can be from cooked food including
Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down
to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish
and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain
live enzymes for building healthy cells try and
fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables
including bean sprouts) and eat some
raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are
destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. (Keith's note: so is reverse osmosis water - down around 5.0 pH, DON'T drink it any more! Kangen Water is purified, heavy-metal free, a powerful anti-oxidant, alkaline, ionized, restructured, and delicious. Call me for your FREE 3-week trial!)
Cancer cell walls have a tough protein
covering. By refraining from or eating less meat
it frees more enzymes to attack the protein
walls of cancer cells and allows the body's
killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants,
vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the
bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer
cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are
known to cause apoptosis, or
programmed cell death, the body's normal
method of disposing of damaged, unwanted,
or unneeded cells.
Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and
spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will
help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger,
un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into
a stressful and acidic environment. Learn
to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to
relax and enjoy life.
Cancer cells cannot thrive in an
oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and
deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to
the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another
means employed to destroy cancer cells.
(Keith's Note: Kangen
Water helps get more oxygen into your cells more
efficiently than anything else. Call me and I'll
explain how and why.)
Hopkins has recently sent this out in its
newsletters. This information is being
circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as
well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially
Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells
of our bodies. Don't freeze your
plastic bottles with water in them as
this releases dioxins from the plastic.
Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program
Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program
to explain this
health hazard. He talked about dioxins
and how bad they are for us. He said that we
should not be heating our food in the microwave
using plastic containers. This especially
applies to foods that contain fat.
that the combination of fat, high heat, and
plastics releases dioxin
he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran,
is just as dangerous
For This Father and Son,
Comedy is a Family Business
Making a living as professional comedians was never something that either man expected to do. Rex Havens worked as a corporate lawyer for fifteen years before diving into the world of stand-up comedy at the unlikely age of 37, while his son Jeff first took the stage at the age of 25 while working as a freelance writer and tutor.
“I always loved comedy simply for the pure sound of laughter,” said Rex. “I started going to open mikes at comedy clubs and the addiction took over. Five years later, I quit my day job and have made my living in comedy ever since.”
“I saw Dad perform plenty of times growing up,” said Jeff, “but I never thought of doing it myself. I was going to be a high school teacher forever. I fell into comedy by accident; initially it was just a way to entertain myself on a Tuesday night, but once I decided to give it a real shot, having my father as a role model was invaluable.”
The majority of a comedian’s working life is spent off-stage: writing material, driving to shows, and maintaining a sprawling network of clubs, bookers, speakers’ bureaus, cruise ship directors, college activities planners, theater owners, churches, and more.
“There are many ways a stand-up comedian can make a living without fame or HBO specials,” said Rex. “Everyone starts in comedy clubs, but after that you can graduate to all manner of things. It’s an odd life, but you’re always off to new places to meet new people, and that never gets old to me. I gave the office life fifteen years and that was enough to know it wasn’t a good fit. Now I travel the world in search of that next great audience willing to share a room full of laughter and fun.”
“One of the most common questions you get asked after a performance is, ‘What is your other job?’” says Jeff. “Most people don’t think it’s possible to make a living working as a comedian unless you’ve been on television, and even that is no guarantee, but we have both been very fortunate to have a lot of discipline. You have to approach comedy like any other job and the fact that we do, I think, is the reason that Dad has been able to make a career out of it for the past twenty years and I’ve been able to do so for the past five.”
The family connection doesn’t stop there. Adam Havens, Jeff’s younger brother, helps both men with web design, graphics, print media, imaging, and audio/video production.
“I’m still holding out hope for my youngest brother, Matt,” says Jeff. “He’s got a good job right now, but you never know. I think comedy might just be in the blood.”
With Cinco De Mayo already upon us, it’s time to start thinking Margaritas. Still the most popular mixed drink in the United States, the recipe has been around for years and continues to attract drinkers – especially on this famed Mexican holiday. This year, serve up the CORZO’s Evolutionary Margarita – an inspired version of the Margarita created by renowned New York Mixologist Jonathan Pogash.
The cocktail incorporates new and unusual cocktail trends into the foundation of America’s favorite cocktail. “The use of savory ingredients in this drink is one of my favorite trends that we’re currently seeing a lot of at the bar,” says Pogash. Blue agave nectar and muddled fresh peppers add that savory touch and the silky taste of CORZO Reposado, made with twice the agave and a unique triple the distillation process, gives the drink a modern twist. Pogash also notes that “the cocktail tastes best when finished off with a hard shake and pourer over ice.” Add a festive garnish using a green lime wheel and red pepper – both colors from the Mexican flag.
Evolutionary CORZO Margarita
2 parts Corzo Reposado Tequila
1/2 part Grand Marnier
½ parts agave nectar
3/4 parts fresh lime juice
6-8 small chunks of your choice of pepper (yellow, red, or orange)
Process: In a mixing glass, muddle the pepper in the agave nectar and lime juice. Then add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain over ice into rocks glass.
Garnish: pepper “flag” and lime “bow-tie” & optional salt-rim.
ride In Cave Creek
CAVE CREEK — The wildflower season is upon us, and what better way to experience its glory than on horseback? “You can really enjoy the wildflowers this way,” said Deb Bitton, co-owner of Cave Creek Trail Rides, based at the Cave Creek Regional Park, just north of Carefree Highway in Cave Creek. “A trail ride gives you a chance to get out, enjoy the desert, and let the horses watch where they step.” Wildflowers typically begin blooming in early- to mid-March.
“Based on the rains we got this winter, we should see an above-average wildflower display this year – possibly even spectacular!” said Amy Ford, the park’s supervisor.
Along the trail, guides inform riders about the Sonoran Desert landscape. “You’ll get up close and personal with the saguaro cactus,” said Bitton. “We talk about how they grow, when they get their first arms, their life spans, what makes them unique and what makes some have the deformities they have.”
The rides - Cave Creek Trail Rides offers one- and one and a half-hour “Wildflower Rides.” The longer ride offers two options: one with an elevation of 2,500 feet and the other, peaking at 2,000 feet. The higher trail offers Valley-wide views while the lower one gives a closer-up perspective. Both are expected to delight riders with bursts of color. “People from other places may think the desert is just a dry, colorless place. Here, they can realize that the desert is really alive,” said Bitton. “This is their chance to see it in vibrant color―golds, yellows and fuschias.”
You don’t have to be a skilled horseman to enjoy the event. Rides are open to all ages, six and up. Jeff and Deb Bitton’s 40-year experience translates to safe trail rides on well-trained horses.
“It was my six-year-old’s first time on a trail ride, and I have never seen him enjoy something so very much,” said Charlotte Moore of San Dimas, Calif. “He was so at peace and excited during the ride! Our guide Joe was also wonderful―very knowledgeable about the surroundings, the environment and history of the area, which made the beautiful and scenic ride so interesting.”
Trail rides can be scheduled throughout the day, any day of the week. Sunset rides return to the stables at dusk, taking best advantage of the radiant scenes.
“I found the ride to be one of the most beautiful and enjoyable I've ever taken,” said Kim Cofman-Bolourtchi of St. Louis, Mo. “Our guides were attentive and fun, and it was a great experience from beginning to end.”
While waiting for the trail ride to begin, guests can pet some of the 25 ride-ready horses and see how well-cared for they are. “We take great pride in our horses, our corral area and our employees,” said Bitton, “and we treat them like we would our own home and family.”
Cave Creek Trail Rides - Jeff and Deb Bitton began offering trail rides in Stanley, Idaho in 1969. They opened Cave Creek Trail Rides in 1999, creating a true Western experience just on the northern fringes of the Greater Phoenix area. Families, friends and neighbors, as well as corporate, school, church and civic groups can all have fun while learning about horses and spending quality time together. Cowboy and cowgirl boots, hats and chaps are available for those who want to dress the part. And toy guns along with lassos add to the photo opportunities.
“We’re in the memory-making business,” said Bitton. “It’s so great to see people having fun, getting on a horse, and enjoying the whole cowboy and cowgirl experience.”
More information - Cave Creek Trail Rides, located at 37019 N. 32nd St. Cave Creek, 85331, is open every day from Columbus Day weekend through the first weekend of May. Round-trip transportation can be scheduled through Pepper’s Private Car Service, 602-501-3328 or www.pepperscarservice.com . More information about Cave Creek Trail Rides is available at 623-742-6700 or www.cavecreektrailrides.com.
ARE YOU A WATER WASTER? Water-saving Tips to Help You Save and ‘Go Green’
Do you leave the water running while brushing your teeth? Washing your face? Although these routines might at first seem insignificant, water conservation is of growing concern. In fact, the U.S. General Accounting Office reports that at least 36 states are projecting water shortages between now and 2013.
“While consumers are interested in eco-friendlier lifestyles, many are unaware of the biggest ‘water wasters’ or how easily and affordably they can save water at home,” said Michael Schuster, president and founder of MJSI, Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of water conservation products.
A recent consumer poll* found that only 13 percent of adults believe toilet flushing uses the most water, when in fact, the American Waterworks Association says that toilets are by far the largest source of water consumption in the home.**
Schuster, a fourth generation plumber, recommends following these practical tips to help save water and money:
· Get Your Eco Fix(tures): In addition to shortening showers, save water by installing low-flow showerheads that restrict the flow to less than 2.5 gallons per minute. For example, GROHE WaterCare® showerheads and faucets save up to 30 percent of water, as compared to other standard showerheads.
· Fill It Up: Instead of running dishwashers or washing machines with just a few items, wait until you have full loads to maximize water use. Likewise, fill a pitcher of water to keep chilled in the refrigerator. You won’t waste tap water waiting for it to reach the desired cool, refreshing temperature.
· Green Your Throne: Reduce water use by up to 30 percent by installing the HydroRight™ Dual Flush Converter from MJSI, which allows less water to drain from the tank when flushing liquids and paper. Also try the HydroClean® Fill Valve which helps solve the two biggest reasons for water loss in toilets – incorrect calibration and undetected flapper leaks. The patented Mini-Valve™ enables easy adjustment of the water directed to the toilet bowl, and the TurbuJet™ signals leaky toilets with a gentle, audible “swoosh.”
· Landscape with a Greener Thumb: Reduce consumption outside of the home, too, by selecting native plants requiring less water and time for maintenance. Avoid evaporation by watering in the cool, morning hours and by surrounding vegetation with mulch, which helps hold moisture.
“As a plumber, I learned that water conservation begins at home,” said Schuster. “By following these practical tips, consumers can easily start preserving one of our greatest resources and significantly reduce their water and sewer bills.”
For more information, visit www.gomjsi.com.
MJSI, Inc., headquartered in Shorewood, Ill., is the manufacturer of a portfolio of products that are devoted to water conservation and sound environmental plumbing. Recognized as toilet efficiency experts, MJSI’s innovation has expanded the plumbing market from repairs to green toilet improvement. The company’s products are available at home centers, hardware stores, plumbing distributors and on the Internet.
Anyone who registers in November 2011 will be entered to win a FREE registration (your registration will be refunded) PLUS a three-day, two-night stay in Sedona at our beautiful host property - the Amara Resort & Spa.
The second place winner will get two "10-pack passes" to the 2012 International Film Festival.
Don't miss out! Register today!
Must be registered by November 30, 2011 (11:59pm, Arizona time).
Run for a Cause
The Sedona Marathon is proud to be working with Crowdrise, a website dedicated to online fundraising, event fundraising, volunteering, and having the most fun in the world while doing it.
In 2009, Edward Norton, Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeff Wolfe created Crowdrise after an experiment with what turned out to be a unique and successful campaign to raise money for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust during the New York City Marathon. They raised $1.2 million in less than 8 weeks, much of it from small donors who gave more than once, making it one of the top fundraising success stories of the marathon.
Crowdrise takes that experiment to a whole new level: an innovative web platform where individuals use the best tools and technology to raise money for causes they care about, while competing in fun and quirky challenges with unique incentives and prizes.
Thousands of charitable organizations make Crowdrise their home for starting events, team fundraisers, and turning their base of grassroots supporters into a base of grassroots fundraisers.
More about Sedona Marathon Charities and Crowdrise.
Breast Cancer 3-Day
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Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle!
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We look forward to enjoying dinner with you!
Call Candy to make your reservation: 480.538.8000
Changing Lives One Diaper Donation at a Time
12th Annual Baby Diaper Drive collects diapers, wipes for babies/toddlers in need until January 30, 2011
(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – From now until January 30, 2011, Homeward Bound, Arizona’s largest transitional housing provider serving homeless, and domestic violence families throughout Maricopa County, is holding their 12th Annual Baby Diaper Drive in order to collect diapers and baby wipes for families in need.
“The power of one person giving one diaper or one dollar is tremendous,” said Eileen Rogers, founder of the drive and president of Allegra Marketing & Print. “The diaper is a tangible connection to the families we are trying to help. It starts with one person and the desire to lend a hand.”
In this new economy the need to reach the goal is more critical than ever. Homeward Bound has set a goal of collecting 100,000 diapers and $75,000 in emergency baby funds to help keep babies and toddlers happy, healthy and smiling in 2011. Aside from collecting diapers and baby wipes Homeward Bound also uses the monetary donations to supply families with emergency items such as strollers, hearing aids, glasses and other items that focus on a specific families’ needs.
Individual, businesses, schools and service groups are invited to take part by dropping off donations at one of the Diaper Drive locations*, by making a donation online at www.BabyDrive.org, sending in cash donations**, or by hosting a diaper drive at one’s place of business or school***. This drive provides a unique opportunity to help families in need while teaching how to give and why it is important to give to young people.
For regular Baby Diaper Drive updates, to make online donations, to download Diaper Drive tips or for more information visit www.BabyDrive.org, www.facebook.com/babydiaperdriveaz or contact Eileen Rogers, 480.941.4842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT HOMEWARD BOUND:
Homeward Bound is a 12 to 24 month program that provides comprehensive services to assist families achieve economic independence, secure long-term, safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness, welfare dependence and domestic violence.
Global Electronics 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the Love House Kids Program
At the Vistal Golf Course, 701 E. Thunderbird Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (7th St at the base of South Mountain)
September 11, 2010 Saturday 12:30PM Shotgun Start
Entry Fee $100 per player
VISTAL GOLF COURSE
Nestled at the base of South Mountain, Vistal Golf Club offers
eighteen holes of championship golf along with amazing views of
downtown Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. In 2000 the
golf course was completely re-designed and built by PGA Tour
Design Services in consultation with local PGA Tour players Tom
Lehman, Billy Mayfair, and Howard Twitty. The course opened to
rave reviews in November, 2001. Four sets of tee boxes let
golfers choose to play yardage from 5235 to 7013.
Golfers put September 11th on your calendar for the Global Electronics 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the Love House Kids Program. Get ready to tee off with celebrity golfers like the World’s Greatest Stuntman Spanky Spangler, four-time world boxing champion Michael Carbajal, world boxing champions Louis Espinoza, and Joe Joseph. Enjoy the Vistal Golf Course at 701 E. Thunderbird Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8372, 7th St at the base of South Mountain where you will experience eighteen holes of championship golf along with amazing views of downtown Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. It’s a 12:30PM Shotgun Start and every penny of the $100 per player entry fee benefits the kids. Through the generosity of Global Electronics Gary Kirkpatrick and Joe Joseph all expenses have been covered, so all the money raised goes to supporting the wonderful programs at the Love House Kids Program.
Sponsorships at the $1000 level = 4 Golfers, Plaque, 1st tee off, and companies will enjoy major name recognition both on the course, in media releases and at the Fund Raiser Dinner Sept. 25th. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available. Remember all of your generous donations are fully tax deductible as the Love House is a 501C3 charity.
At the Love House the mission is to help every abused or neglected child experience their God given right to safety, love and hope. Maureen Karpinski works tirelessly to give these children everything they need to succeed through difficult times. They get “back to school” clothes and supplies, Christmas gifts, food and shelter. But most of all, they feel loved and safe.
To reserve your place at this wonderful event or for more information contact: Joe Joseph (602) 471-9282 Email email@example.com or visit the Love House website at www.lovehousekidsprogram.org.
Love House Kids Program Annual Fund Raiser Dinner
September 25, 2010 4 PM - 9 PM - $35.00 per person
Dave and Busters Desert Ridge, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ, 85050
ABOUT: DAVE AND BUSTERS DESERT RIDGE Located in the Desert Ridge Shopping Center, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ, 85050, Dave & Busters is a full entertainment destination with games and fun for the entire family. A private dining hall hosts catered dinners and provides space for bands, dancing and auctions.
ABOUT: LOVE HOUSE KIDS PROGRAM Our mission is to help every abused or neglected child experience their God given right to safety, love and hope. We want to be available for kids at risk and for kids that are simply in situations where their family is going through a rough time, providing clothing and food to ease the burden and stress on the kids as well as Mom and Dad.
· Music : Tribute To Tom Petty Band - Joyce Guyett with Into Wishin Band – Dan Clay
· Celebrity guests Spanky Spangler, Michael Carbajal, Louis Espinoza, Joe Joseph
· Silent auction, raffles and just lots of good stuff
· Chicken Dinner
· $35.00 Per Person – Group Tables and Corporate Sponsored Tables available
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 ! We need 135 more sold in 2 weeks, Can we do it?
We can with your help. Below are some of the auction prizes and more are coming. Come out and enjoy the fun and help the kids at the same time.
The Love House Kids Program Annual Charity Dinner invites you to mix with celebrity guests like the World’s Greatest Stuntman, Spanky Spangler, four-time world boxing champion Michael Carbajal, world boxing champions Louis Espinoza, and Joe Joseph. For $35 per person, enjoy a chicken dinner, dance to the music of a “Tribute To Tom Petty Band”, “Joyce Guyett with Into Wishin band” and “Dan Clay”. A Silent Auction gives you the opportunity to bid on many exciting items.
All the money raised goes to supporting the wonderful programs at the Love House Kids Program. Corporate donations are appreciated and companies will enjoy major name recognition both during the evening and in media releases. Remember all of your generous donations are fully tax deductible as the Love House is a 501C3 charity.
At the Love House the mission is to help every abused or neglected child experience their God given right to safety, love and hope. Maureen Karpinski works tirelessly to give these children everything they need to succeed through difficult times. They get back to school clothes and supplies, Christmas gifts, food and shelter. But most of all they feel loved and safe.
Among the programs Love House supports are “The Girl's Place”, which is a transitional home for 18 year old girls who want to finish school and get a career and wouldn't be able to once they age out of CPS. Their “Therapy Program” takes on some different dynamics offering classes on distorted thinking and interpretations to help children cope. The recent back to school shoe and back pack drive provided much needed support for the kids. And starting September 27th the Annual Christmas Toy Drive for 800 kids begins.
To learn more you can reach Maureen Karpinski of the Love House Kids Program at 18212 North 8th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022, Phone: (602) 971-3331 Fax: (602) 923-0145 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Love House website at www.lovehousekidsprogram.org. We still do not take a penny for salaries and admin 100% GOES TO THE KIDS.Jeremy Roenick Kards for Kids Saturday August 28th Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
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The 2010 Heart to Heart Pet-a-Rama will be Sunday, February 14 from 9 am - 2 pm. Steele Indian School Park Begin Valentine's Day with your Best Friend!!
Most of us have been together from the beginning and I hope we can all see the Pet-a-Rama through its final year. Truth be told, it's a ton of hard work and we're all getting older and aren't quite as fit as we were six years ago when we started. Having said that, I want to make it official-the 2010 Heart to Heart Pet-a-Rama will be the FINAL Pet-a-Rama
At the end of the event, we'll give away
or give back all the "hardscape"
equipment and only drive away with the
It's been an amazing ride and I'll never be able to adequately communicate my appreciation or what a blessing your support of me and Carmel has been. Our cause is noble and I truly believe the H2H and therefore you will be a part of finding a way to prevent valve disease in our pets and fellow humans. The H2H lab at CSU has made such great strides that the American Heart Association has given the Animal Heart Center a huge grant that will see the lab into its future...but we will always know where it began!
In preparation of this finality, we're making a few changes for the 2010 H2H:
Medical Reclamation Open House
As part of our "Green" mission, The 3000 Club is partners with Southwest Medical Aid to help reclaim over 2 million dollars worth of medical equipment, supplies, accessories personal care items, vitamins, and educational materials for distribution to needy families in the US, Mexico, the Philippines, Haiti, Guatemala, and Honduras. Read More...
Member Spotlight - Gail Johnson and Eco Monday
The 3000 Club is proud to be a part of the "Green" community through our rescuing and reclamation projects. This month we'd like to introduce Gail Johnson of EcoMonday. Gail is a 3000 Club member and active in the local "Green" community.
The 3000 Club: Last year EcoMonday was featured on the front page of the Phoenix Business Journal. Can you tell us what EcoMonday is and about its mission? Read
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Every Arbonne Care Package will include Pure, Safe, and Beneficial Products
An Intelligence Travel Set NRGGO3 Fizzing Beverage Tablet Lip Saver Sunscreen SPF 30
Each care package has over an $80 value and can be purchased for $45
All Donations will benefit: The Travis Manion Foundation ~ a registered non-profit 501c3
The Care Packages will be sent to: A Marine Regimental Combat Team serving in Iraq and a unit of Army Rangers serving in Afghanistan.
Local Businesswoman to Receive 2009 Bronze Sierra Award Feb 21
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to Award Jennifer Kaplan for her Dedication to the Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has selected Jennifer Kaplan, co-founder and owner of PRIME 3, LLC, as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Bronze Sierra Award for her commitment and dedication to the Foundation.
Kaplan has been involved with the local chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the past 5 years on a variety of levels. She was selected as an AZ’s Finest Honoree in 2005 and since has chaired the AZ’s Finest event 2 years in a row and is currently serving as the Vice President of the Arizona Executive Board for the Foundation.
“Jennifer’s accomplishments within the community and her endless commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation makes her the ideal candidate for this year’s award,” said Sandra Kush, Owner of Devon Designs. “She is a very accomplished woman with many exceptional qualities and we are thankful to have her support.”
The Bronze Sierra is awarded to individuals, organizations or businesses who have shown an outstanding commitment to finding a cure for cf. Past recipients include former Phoenix Suns players Dan Majerle and Alvan Adams; former Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher, Randy Johnson; former Phoenix Suns Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons; Del E Webb Foundation and Sports Illustrated’s Frank Deford. “I am honored to be selected as this year’s Bronze Sierra Award recipient,” said Jennifer Kaplan. “I thoroughly enjoy working with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and believe that with the continued support and dedication of the community we will find a cure for cystic fibrosis.”
This year’s Bronze Sierra Award will be awarded during the Sixth Annual Wine and 65 Roses Gala at the Montelucia Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ on February 21st starting at 6pm. The event features wine tasting and gourmet dinner with small boutique wineries and rare collectibles for auction. Tickets are $500 per person with ninety cents of every dollar raised used to fund the science to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, the CF Care Centers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the University Medical Center in Tucson.
For additional details about the Bronze Sierra Award and the Sixth Annual Wine and 65 Roses Gala, please contact Lori Nelson at 602-224-0068.
About Cystic Fibrosis FoundationThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arizona, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., a non-profit donor-supported organization, is dedicated to assuring the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improving the quality of life for those with the disease. The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the #1 life shortening disease of children and young adults in the U.S. It is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. While today there exists no cure, an arsenal of remedies have been produced to help treat the disease, dramatically extending the life expectancy of people living with cf. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis Foundation visit www.cff.org.
(PHOENIX) February 4, 2009: The Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting its fourth annual Women Against MS Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the brand new Montelucia Resort and Spa. Guests will share the joys of a fine lunch while watching an inspirational program emceed by Tara Hitchcock of “Good Morning Arizona”, and featuring keynote speaker Martha Madison. Martha is an actress, formerly on “Days of Our Lives” and is also an MS Caregiver. She will share her inspirational story with hundreds of attendees.
The Women Against MS Luncheon creates a motivational and empowering environment for people to gather, learn about MS, and raise funds for the National MS Society. A live drawing will allow attendees to purchase tickets for their chance to win one of five prize packages, each valued at over $500.
While men are certainly welcome to attend, it is women who founded this important event and who inspire each other to move it forward. Two thirds of the people living with MS are women, and women often are the care providers for everyone else. Last year the Women Against MS Luncheon raised nearly $90,000 to provide programs for people living with MS and fund research towards the cure and treatment of this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
Sponsorships, tables of 10 for families or corporations and individual tickets for the event are available for purchase, a portion of which is tax-deductible. To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://aza.nationalMSsociety.org or call the Arizona Chapter at 480-968-2488.
About Multiple SclerosisMultiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters. We fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at http://aza.nationalmssociety.org.
Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at http://nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.
Women Against MS Luncheon
Against MS Luncheon April 29, 2009
Put it on your calendar!
We have secured our date and location for our 2009 WAMS luncheon. It will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the brand new Monte Lucia Resort and Spa (Tatum and Lincoln) Our speaker is Martha Madison, an actress from Days of Our Lives (Belle Black Brady). Her mother has MS. We are expecting 600 attendees.
An afternoon of inspiration, motivation and empowerment as we move towards a world free of MS Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Event Chair: Terry Ashoff Johnson
About the Luncheon
The National MS Society, Arizona Chapter and other outstanding women for an afternoon of inspiration, motivation and empowerment move towards a world free of MS. They share the joys of a fine lunch while watching an inspirational program emceed by Tara Hitchcock of "Good Morning Arizona" and with featured keynote speaker Kristie Salerno Kent. Guests also bought tickets for a live raffle held during the program for a wide variety of exciting prizes.
Clip of Kristie singing
Get Involved Your involvement can make all the difference. Please join us for an upcoming event.
MS 2008: Maximizing Care Strategies A multidisciplinary continuing medical education conference Saturday, May 3, 2008 Hyatt Regency Phoenix http://nationalMSsociety.org/MS2008
Corks and Chords 2008 An evening of wine and music to end MS Saturday, September 13, 2008 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mayo Clinic Scottsdale http://nationalMSsociety.org/corks2008
Prescott Walk on the Wild Side Saturday, October 18, 2008 7
:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m Heritage Park Zoo in Prescott
WalkMS: Phoenix Walk on the Wild Side Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.SRP's Headquarters in Phoenix http://walkaza.nationalMSsociety.org
Bike MS: Round Up Ride 2009 March 28 & 29, 2009 Heritage Park in Florence, Arizona http://bikeaza.nationalMSsociety.org
For more information about the National MS Society, Arizona Chapter, please vIsit www.aza.nationalMSsociety.org or call us at 1-800-344-4867.
all photos by LeeAnn Sharpe
Women Against MS
By LeeAnn Sharpe
An invitation to attend the Women Against MS luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, filled an otherwise dull day with an opportunity to learn about Multiple Sclerosis and what progress has been made toward a cure or treatment. Even though I have a sister-in-law in California with this disease, I really knew very little about MS.
The brochure said, “An afternoon of inspiration, motivation and empowerment as we move towards a world free of MS.” Can the world be free of MS?
The first thing I learned about MS is that two thirds of it’s victims are women. And most look like the picture of health. Very few used canes or walkers or wheelchairs. But the terrible affects of the disease are still there and often make life very difficult.
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Featured keynote speaker Kristie Salerno Kent spoke of her experiences and how it’s hard for people to understand she has MS because she looks outwardly unaffected. She often hears, “You have MS? But you look so good.” Yet, it’s difficult to walk, she suffers pain, vision problems, and physical exhaustion is a constant problem.
A few years after Kristie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She woke up one day unable to move her legs. It was a terrifying experience and with medication and therapy she can now walk. She decided that she was not going to give up her dreams of performing just because of her MS diagnosis. Kristie took on the role of an MS Lifelines Ambassador and travels the country speaking and singing for others who are affected by the disease. Now her performances are for a purpose and not just entertainment.
As a songwriter, Kristie writes from her
own experiences and many of her songs were created from pages of
her personal journal. Kristie's debut solo CD, "Believe" is a
heartfelt testimony of her determination to succeed despite
adversity. Her powerful and richly textured voice combined
with her honest lyrics and memorable melodies make you BELIEVE
that anything is possible.
You can watch "The Show Must Go On", a short video created by Kristie about her experience with MS. This video was one of six nationwide to be featured in the National MS Society Moving Forward Film Festival. It is available on You Tube.
At my luncheon table, Sandra Behlkea, a nurse, has a son-in-law with MS. She wrote a cookbook to help non-profits raise funds though its sale. Her son-in-law is now symptom free, the result of medication, diet and exercise. This is a common thread I hear over and over again. Still there is no cure for MS.
Dr. Dean Wingerchuk, MD an Associate
Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
spoke to the group of several hundred women gathered this
beautiful day. He made the point almost everyone knows someone
with MS, even though they may not realize it. In the research of
MS, two key areas of focus are the genetic aspect, which has
identified two key genes linked to the disease. This is a big
step forward toward learning why people get MS. Another is the
of Vitamin D. Even here in Arizona, where we have so much
sunshine, we block the sun and our access to the sun's vitamin D
that contribute to MS. He felt the next ten years of
research will lead to greater understanding. Right now the
medications for treatment of MS have progressed tremendously in
the last fifteen years. Research in MS is progressing at a
remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline
than at any other time in history. This is all the result of
research funded by the National MS Society.
Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
Last year the Women Against MS luncheon raised nearly $70,000 to provide programs for people living with MS and fund research towards the cure and treatment of this chronic disease of the central nervous system. This year they certainly surpassed that figure… reports yet to come. There is no cure. Maybe someday.
(PHOENIX) March 1, 2008: The Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting its third annual Women Against MS luncheon on Wednesday, April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. Guests will share the joys of a fine lunch while watching an inspirational program emceed by Tara Hitchcock of “Good Morning Arizona”, and featuring keynote speaker Kristie Salerno Kent. Kent will speak to the hundreds of guests about her life with MS. She was diagnosed with MS in 1999, and after several years of denial, she decided that the word dreams may end with an M and an S but her dreams don't end because of her MS. She is now a singer/songwriter/producer and the CEO of her own production company. Her music is a heartfelt testimony of her determination to succeed despite adversity.
The Women Against MS luncheon creates a motivational and empowering environment for people to gather, learn about MS, and raise funds for the National MS Society. A live drawing will allow attendees to purchase tickets for their chance to win one of five prize packages, each valued at over $500.
While men are certainly welcome to attend, it is women who founded this important event and who inspire each other to move it forward. Two thirds of the people living with MS are women, and women often are the care providers for everyone else. Last year the Women Against MS luncheon raised nearly $70,000 to provide programs for people living with MS and fund research towards the cure and treatment of this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
Sponsorships, tables of 10 for families or corporations and individual tickets for the event are available for purchase, a portion of which is tax-deductible. To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://nationalMSsociety.org/azwams2008 or call the Arizona Chapter at 480-968-2488, option 2.
About Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50 state network of chapters. We fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at http://nationalmssociety.org.
Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at http://nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.
"One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do."— Earl Nightingale: motivational author and speaker
Gene Schmitz wants to tell you about his out of body experiences and face to face meeting with Jesus in Heaven.
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If You Give a Pig a Party
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Celebrating the irresistible adventures of a darling pig
and her lovable friends the Cat, Dog, Moose and Mouse,
this musical production is based on the popular
children’s book by Laura Numeroff. Adapted by Nancy
Schaeffer, with music and lyrics by B. Wolf, this sequel
to the audience favorite, IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE,
will have fans squealing with delight.
On November 12th OPENING DAY, meet a pig and her
piglets. Perfect for petting!
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UpcomingPeaceful Spirit Center Events & Classes
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|November 22||Sting||Coamerica Theatre 400 W. Washington|
440 N 32nd St
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Christmas Story November 23 – December 18
440 N 32nd St
SHAMROCK FARMS BRINGS
HOLIDAY CHEER 'TIL THE COWS COME HOME AT ITS JOY TO THE
WHAT: Shamrock Farms, Arizona's hometown dairy, will be transforming its working dairy farm and tour into a winter wonderland as they host the 5th Annual "Joy to the Herd" holiday celebration this December.
Reservations and pre-payment are required. Tickets are $10 per person and include all activities. Children ages 2 and younger are free. Lunch will be available for an additional cost.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the last tour will be offered at 1 p.m.)
WHERE: Shamrock Farms Farm
40034 W. Clayton
CONTACT: Reservations and pre-payment are required and seats fill up fast! To book your reservation today or for more information visit www.shamrockfarmstour.com or call 602-477-2462.
Shamrock Farms Farm
40034 W. Clayton
|December 3-18||Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street|
440 N 32nd St
48019 N 7th Avenue
New River, Arizona 85087
|Coamerica Theatre 400 W. Washington|
|December 20||Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker||Coamerica Theatre 400 W. Washington|
Spirit of the Season Dance West
|Herberger Theater Center 222 East Monroe Street|
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Marvelous Wonderettes January 11 – February 5
|January 27||Peking Acrobats||Coamerica Theatre 400 W. Washington|
440 N 32nd St
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS is Saturday, February 4 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29 - $59. There are a limited number of premium seats available for $89. For groups of 10 or more (including student groups) call 866.476.8707. To purchase tickets, visit www.ScrewtapeonStage.com , call 480.644.6500 or visit the Mesa Arts Center, Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm and 90 minutes prior to performance start time.
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March 7 – April 1
|March 29 - April 1||
|Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams|
|April 25 – May 20||
a Little Dream – April 25 – May 20
|May 31 - June 3||
|Friday June 3, 2011||
KANSAS' first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974, "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early 70's, what "seemed to be different," was actually ahead of its time. Read More
440 N 32nd St
|June 28 • 8:00 PM||
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio appointed rock legend Ted Nugent deputy and was sworn in last summer in Arpaio’s downtown Phoenix office. Nugent is known for his conservative political views and defense of hunting and gun ownership rights. He has served on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association and is a spokesman for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, National Field Archery Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
At 62, the veteran rocker’s no holds barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits and more than 30 million albums sold. Both as a solo artist and with the Amboy Dukes and Damn Yankees, Nugent has amassed a sizable list of well-known hits, including "Journey To The Center Of The Mind," "Stranglehold," "Free For All," "Dog Eat Dog," "Wango Tango," "Cat Scratch Fever," "Motor City Madhouse," cult classic “Fred Bear,” "High Enough” and “Love Grenade.”
Hailing from Detroit, Nugent’s guitar talents and over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman." Get your Nuge on! His fire-breathing intensity and the sound he wrings from his almighty Gibson Byrdland have placed him among the all-time greats of rock & roll.
In addition to music, Nugent is a New York Times best-selling author of Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto and his autobiography titled God, Guns, & Rock n' Roll. He heads up his own hunting camp, owns his own hunting supply store and sells his own beef jerky.
440 N 32nd St
|July 15 • 8:00 PM||
Mr. Lucky -- Chris Isaak’s stunning new masterpiece -- perfectly balances the ecstasy of great romance with the agony of pure heartbreak. Mr. Lucky offers passionate music that feels decidedly lived-in. Like some rocking Sinatra album for the 21st Century, Mr. Lucky is a song cycle about the good luck we earn and the bad luck we just can’t seem to shake. Right from its killer opener -- the wonderfully tortured “Cheaters Town” -- to the concluding and uplifting “Big, Wide Wonderful World,” Isaak takes us all on a dark but beautiful ride -- one you will likely recognize as your own. Read More»
440 N 32nd St
|August 29 • 8:00 PM||
Donny was born December 9, 1957 to George and Olive Osmond in Ogden Utah. He is the seventh of nine children: eight boys and one girl. The entire Osmond Family have a long and varied career, which had a humble beginning singing barbershop harmony on Main Street Disneyland. Soon thereafter, Donny and his siblings became very successful teen idols worldwide. READ MORE
440 N 32nd St
Every Monday Arrowhead Hospital Blood Pressures Arrowhead Hospital is now doing blood pressures in center court, near Guest Services from 7:30 - 10:30am every Monday morning. This is a great opportunity to get accurate and complimentary blood pressures.
Every Tuesday... Carefree/Cave Creek Rotary Club, 7:30am breakfast at Horny Toad. Call 480-575-1409.
Cave Creek Saddle Club Monthly meetings, 3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m. at Harris Bank, Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Hwy. Call President Susan Dryer, 623-465-1374 or visit www.cavecreeksaddleclub.org .
Every Tuesday... Carefree Corridor Business Group, 7:00am breakfast at Pioneer Restaurant. Call 480-560-7841 Tom Buckhardt - no membership fees, open to one business professional in each field, pass leads, share experiences, guest speakers www.carefreecorridorbusinessgroup.com .
Hospice of the Valley, Paradise Valley Grief Support, meets at PV Senior Center, 17402 N. 40th St., every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Call 602-636-5390 for info.
"Women with Spirit" Tues. at 7:30 a.m., Kashman's Deli at the Summit. All women are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation. Call 480-231-9927 for info, sponsored by Desert Mission United Methodist Church.
Every Tuesday... Soroptimists Meeting, 7:30am www.sisfoothills.org
Panic Relief, Inc. ;has a program geared to help anyone suffering from these disorders. Held in Cave Creek/Carefree, Mon., noon - 1 p.m., Tues. 7 - 8 p.m. Call 732-940- 9658 if you are interested in attending.
Every Wednesday... Kiwanis Club of Carefree, 11:30am at Harolds. Call 480-488-8400.
American Girls Club, for 2nd – 6th grade girls who just want to have fun! Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 4 p.m., Vineyard Church, 42105 N. 41st Dr., Anthem. Call 623-742- 7329 for info.
Awana Youth Program, 3 years – 6th grade, Wed., 6:15 to 8 p.m. Black Mountain Baptist Church; 33955 N. Cave Creek Rd. Call 480-488-1975 or visit www.bmbcaz. com.
Awana Youth Program, 3
years – 6th grade, Wed., 6:25 to 8 p.m. SonRise
Community Church; 29505 N. Scottsdale Road. For
info call Diane at 623-516-0691.
Women’s Domestic Violence Support Group, meets Wed., 6:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 35500 N. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree. Drop-ins welcome. Call 480- 488-1090 for more information.
Every Thursday evening, Old Town Scottsdale’s many art galleries keep the lights on. ArtWalk runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, around Main Street and Marshall Way, Scottsdale. Free. (480) 990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Unite to Fight Illegal Immigration Town Hall Meeting Childress Auto Mall, 2223 W. Camelback Rd., every Thurs., 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. For more information: www.immigrationbuzz.com or 602-433-3760.
Las Palmas Grand Ballroom Dance Thursdays Set 4- Oct 2, 2008 2550 E. Ellsworth Rd Mesa 480-982--0577
Downtown Chandler Farmers Market Every Thursday, 3-7 p.m., beginning Oct. 9 Dr. A. J. Chandler Park
Every Friday... Carefree Farmers' Market , 9:00am- 1:00pm at Carefree Town Center in the Amphitheater at 101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 85377. Click here or call 480-488-3686
Every Friday Night 6-9pm ... ALL CARS WELCOME FRIDAY NIGHT CAR SHOW ,at Big Earl's Greasy Eats 6135 E. Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek , AZ 85331. l 480-575-7889
Rotary Club of Anthem Weekly breakfast meetings every Fri., 7 a.m., Ironwood Country Club, 41551 N. Anthem Hills Dr. Contact Larry Evans at 623-225-6342.
Every Friday Wine Classes at 6:00PM. $10 to try 6 wines with the best food in the valley at any wine tasting at 21023 N Cave Creek Rd. just east of the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Rose Garden (the first street north of the 101). www.cavecreekwines.com.
BINGO sponsored by the American Legion & VFW. 1st & 3rd Fri. Boulder Creek High School. Public Welcome.
Fish Fry Sponsored by American Legion Post 34 in Cave Creek, will resume October 5.
Every Saturday November 2007 – April 2008:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arizona’s Singing Cowboy in Old Town - Enjoy the award winning team of Gary and Dusty while they return you to the “wild west” with your favorite old western tunes, humorous cowboy poetry and funny stories. Gary and Dusty are on the streets of “Old Town” every Saturday afternoon For additional information 480-312-7750
Anthem Legislative Update;. Senator Pamela Gorman's 1st Friday/Month legislative update meeting, 9 a.m., Anthem Community Center. Call 602-926-4002.
Every Saturday... Farmers Market at Roadhouse Cave Creek 9am
Arizona Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills; Chapter, ;meetings to resume in the fall.
Scouts Computer Swapmeet: 3rd Sunday of each month 6 AM to 10:30 AM at Scottsdale Pavilions, 9069 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale (West of the loop 101 Freeway). See: http://scoutscomputerswapmeet.com/.
ART TOUR time varies,
based on date Location: downtown arts district
Phone: (602) 488-9494
Downtown Phoenix Public
Market 8 A.M. - 1 P.M. SE. Corner of Central and
McKinley streets On the southeast corner of Central Ave
and McKinley St. (2 blocks south of Roosevelt)
602-493-5231 Admission: Free Event Date:
Every Saturday of Each Month.
Natural Medicine with Dr. Jen Weekly Seminars for Women
Natural Pediatrics with Dr. Don Monthly Seminars for
Parents & Children
Cactus League Schedule Arizona's 53rd Cactus League season starts March 1st. It is expected to boost the state's economy by more than $200 million according to league officials.Arizona Cardinals Schedule