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GLENDALE HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING
 ON URBAN IRRIGATION OCTOBER 1

 MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD - 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s Water Services Advisory Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the city’s urban irrigation system on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. This will be a regular meeting of the commission, but also an opportunity for residents to provide comments to the group on the urban irrigation system that has been a topic of discussion for the group. Public comment will be handled in the manner used at all city commission meetings.

                Residents can also visit the commission’s website at www.glendaleaz.com/boardsandcommissions/wateradvisoryboard.cfm to learn more. The website features a way to provide comments to the commissioners for anyone unable to attend the meeting, as well as register their email for future notices.

The Water Services Advisory Commission was established in 2012, following a Water Services Task Force recommendation. The commission’s objective is to advise the council regarding policies and strategies to include regional collaboration, water resources sustainability, operations and infrastructure, all to ensure the well-being and quality of life of Glendale residents and businesses.

For more information on urban irrigation and the commission, call 623-930-4177.  

 




 

CITY OF GLENDALE & ARIZONA COYOTES TEAM UP

FOR 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

The City of Glendale teamed up with the Arizona Coyotes to host an intrasquad charity hockey game on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Gila River Arena. All proceeds from the benefit game went to support the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides support including financial and emotional assistance to statewide public safety agencies, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and their families. Tickets for the game were $5 and free parking. An estimated 4,000 fans attended the game.

The 100 Club of Arizona has distributed more the $11 million to public safety families across Arizona since its inception. "The Glendale Police Department is honored to partner with the Arizona Coyotes and the 100 Club recognizing our fallen heroes and their families," said Glendale Police Chief Debora Black."

"We are proud to partner with the Arizona Coyotes and the 100 Club on such a great event," said Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick. "We can’t thank them enough for their service or the Arizona Coyotes for helping raise awareness on such a noble cause."

Just before the start of the game, the Coyotes paused to recognize all of the fallen law enforcement officers over the past year. "We are very excited to hold another intrasquad scrimmage game for our fans and help raise funds for the 100 Club of Arizona," said Dave Duckett, Coyotes Co-Owner and Chairman of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.

Other game day activities included an auction of autographed jerseys worn by Coyotes players during the intrasquad game and a 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds from the raffle went to the 100 Club of Arizona.

"We are grateful for the continual support of the City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes, "said Sharon Knutson-Felix, Executive Director of the 100 Club of Arizona. "Glendale is at the front of the pack to lend support to our public safety."


Glendale 11 frame extraction of Howler gathering Bears!
Both sides of the arena were littered in fur!

 

Also, fans could provide charitable support by participating in the Teddy Bear Toss. At the conclusion of the game, fans were asked to toss a new Teddy Bear (12 to 18 inches) onto the ice. Between 600 and 700 bears were collected and were handed over to the Glendale Police and Fire Departments on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The bears that meet the criteria will be used to help comfort children involved in car accidents or who may be part of an investigation or a crime scene.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 93001.

Glendale Police Sergeant Jay O’Neil, Olivia Campos, Director of Community Relations, Arizona Coyotes and Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers are holding some of the tears collected from the Teddy Bear Toss held on Saturday, September 27 during a charity intrasquard Arizona Coyotes hockey game. The bears that meet the criteria will help to comfort children who are involved in a traffic accident or other tragic event. Nearly seven hundred teddy bears were collected from the estimated 4,000 fans at Saturday’s game. "We would love to be able to do more Teddy Tosses. … We would love to be able to participate again." Olivia Campos, Director of Community Relations, Arizona Coyotes said when asked if this could become an annual event.

 

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Ed Sharpe  / Glendale Daily Planet

Olivia Campos, Director of Community Relations,
 Arizona Coyotes.

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SENATORS JOHN McCAIN AND RICHARD BLUMENTHAL APPLAUD TODAY’S
 FCC VOTE TO END FEDERAL SPORTS BLACKOUT RULE

 

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement applauding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) unanimous vote today to eliminate its federal sports blackout rule:

 

“Today’s unanimous vote by the FCC to eliminate its sports blackout rule is a victory for sports fans everywhere,” said Senator McCain. “The fact that the vote was a shut-out underscores the bipartisan agreement that the rule was antiquated and anti-consumer, and a good example of how both parties can work together to spike unnecessary regulations that protect special interests at the expense of everyday Americans. Today’s vote moves the ball down the field, but there’s still much work to be done to root out all of the various causes of sports blackouts. I urge the NFL to rescind its policies that continue to allow blackouts, or else Congress will act on this issue. Last year, Senator Blumenthal and I introduced the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act, which would address this issue by requiring leagues to meet basic obligations to fans if they wish to continue receiving substantial benefits from the public, including their exemption from federal antitrust law. The American people are deeply disappointed in Washington’s seeming inability to accomplish much of anything, but today’s vote is worthy of a cheer.”

 

“The sports blackout rule unfairly harms consumers by punishing fans in cities with large stadiums and declining populations,” said Senator Blumenthal. “The FCC did the right thing today by removing this antiquated rule, which is no longer justified by facts or simple logic. Even as the NFL made millions upon millions of dollars off of broadcasting rights, they continued as recently as this season to threaten fans with unnecessary blackout restrictions. Today the FCC officially threw a flag on the NFL’s anti-fan blackout policy.”

 

Senators McCain and Blumenthal introduced the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act of 2013 – complementary legislation that would remove the NFL’s antitrust exemptions, unless the league ends its practice of requiring broadcasters to blackout games that don’t sell out.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

The Glendale Police Department Participates in 
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – On September 23rd, 2014 Mayor Jerry Weiers and the Glendale City Council proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month provides the Glendale Police Department with additional opportunities to educate the community, emphasize that domestic violence is a crime, warn abusers that they will be prosecuted and offer victims aid and support. A statement from Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers showed the resolve of the City to address domestic violence, "As a City we take all facets of Domestic Violence seriously; prevention, education, enforcement, prosecution and victim’s rights. We encourage the residents of Glendale to be informed about signs of abuse, City resources that are available to help victims, and understand the overall impact Domestic Violence has in all communities."

The Glendale Police Department’s Family Violence Unit will be presenting information about the dangers of domestic violence and what resources are available to help with leaving an abusive relationship to residents of several local domestic violence shelters, medical students at Midwestern University, and Child Development students at Kellis High School during the month of October 2014. They will also be providing Patrol officers of the Glendale Police Department additional training for handling domestic violence calls for service and will be providing advanced domestic violence training for outside law enforcement agencies. The public is invited to three opportunities to learn more about domestic violence as well during "Awareness Presentations" being held in conjunction with the Glendale Public Library on the following dates and times:

    • Velma Teague Library (7010 N. 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301) – Oct 2nd from 3-4pm

    • Main Library (5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302) – Oct 9th from 11am-12pm

    • Foothills Library (19055 N. 57th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308) – Oct 10th from 3-4pm

The crimes related to domestic violence are serious, repetitive and have the tendency to escalate in brutality. Domestic violence includes the use of physical, emotional and psychological abuse and control, which affects people from all walks of life and of every age and demographic. The consequences of domestic violence have far reaching effects. At work, it affects productivity, increased absenteeism and raises the risk of violence in the workplace. At home, children who witness domestic violence between their parents are more likely to become abusive with their own family as adults.

Finally, the Glendale Family Advocacy Center offers numerous resources for victims of family crimes. It’s very important that victims of domestic violence realize they have choices. If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship and would like more information, please contact the Glendale Family Advocacy Center (GFAC) at (623) 930-3720. If you are a victim of a domestic violence crime currently being handled by the prosecutor’s office you can call (623) 930-3323 and a Victim Advocate can provide assistance with case-related needs. Anyone wanting more information about domestic violence resources is also encouraged to visit the GFAC website at




 

 

DOG’S SPIRIT LIVES ON THROUGH

 DONATION TO FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Glendale, Ariz. ––Recently, the Glendale Fire Department accepted three FIDO bags that were donated by the AZ Jack Russell Rescue (AZJRR) through the Fetch Foundation. One of the bags donated was in memory of Sasha, a 13 year old rescued Jack Russell Terrier, who lost her battle to Valley Fever last December. 

The FIDO bag, created by a Glendale firefighter, are medical bags containing customized oxygen masks and other medical supplies specifically made to care for animals in emergency situations like fires.   The bags were placed on Glendale fire trucks in April of 2007 after the Sun Valley Animal Shelter made a generous donation of $4,000 to fund the FIDO bag program.  Glendale firefighters, having saved numerous animals using the FIDO bag equipment, believe that the bags are a necessity since 70% of households have pets.

Sasha was taken in by the rescue three years ago after her owner surrendered her to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. She was adopted quickly but returned when she was diagnosed with Valley Fever. The new family did not want to cover the costs of treatment and without medications Sasha did not have a chance for survival.  Gary and Sandy Mittendorf, owners of AZJRR, decided they would take care of her with several volunteers sharing duties of an “around the clock” treatment and care schedule. When extensive care was no longer needed, AZJRR board members Doug and Carolyn Latham took Sasha in for almost two years until her advanced age and health issues proved too much for her.

“It was important for us to donate one of the bags to the Glendale Fire Department in honor of Sasha since her foster home was in Glendale,” Sandy Mittendorf said. “We also wanted to spread the word to encourage others to help the Fetch Foundation to provide these much needed bags to help save animal’s lives. “

To help support and maintain the FIDO bag program, people can donate to Glendale Firefighters Charities by calling 623-930-4400 or by visiting the Fetch Foundation’s website at www.thefetchfoundation.com .

 

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“Sasha’s” FIDO BAG with rescued dog

#3- “Sasha’s” FIDO BAG with picture of Sasha

#2- AZJRR Rescue Board Members from L to R: Bev Worth, Sandy Mittendorf and Carolyn & Doug Latham

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

Help Design a Child's Dream Park in Glendale

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Do you want Glendale's kids to have an inspired place to play -- in only ONE DAY? Help volunteers from the City of Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, and the KaBOOM! nonprofit agency in planning a brand-new playground on KaBOOM! Design Day on Monday, October 6, at 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. in the basement-level Employee Lounge of Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Ave.

This project kick-off meeting, led by the KaBOOM! project manager, will lay the groundwork for the impressive feat of constructing an entire playground on December 8, 2014 in Bonsall Park, 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. The meeting will consist of two sessions:

·         4 p.m. - Children's Design Session

Calling all playground experts! Bring the kids along to draw their dream playgrounds. These drawings will be used as inspiration for the final playground design.

·         5 p.m. - Adults' Planning Meeting

Learn more about working with KaBOOM! Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for the playground planning committee. The children’s drawings will guide the selection of equipment and colors for the new custom playground.

Please take advantage of this exciting opportunity to enrich our children's lives. To RSVP for the meeting, please call Michelle Yates of the Glendale Community Services Department at 623-930-2044 or email myates@glendaleaz.com.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation "seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education and cultural arts programs for children and service men and women." For more information, please visit the following websites:

·         KaBOOM! - kaboom.org/

·         The Arizona Coyotes Foundation - coyotes.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=98746

·         Bonsall Park - www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/BonsallPark.cfm

·         The City of Glendale Community Services Department - www.glendaleaz.com/communityservices/index.cfm

 

 

 

Stand Up for Veterans at Glendale Community College

By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

 

An estimated 550 attendees -  16 veterans received jobs that day -  With call backs and leads  there well be more job recipients after the event. 

 

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers mobilized military veteran support agencies, business and non-profit groups, for a one-day event for veterans and their families from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Glendale Community College. The community-based effort is an opportunity to honor and support veterans and their families and to provide access to employment, education and community resources and programs.

This year’s event continues the mayor’s effort from last year’s job fair for veterans.

"Many of our veterans have additional needs beyond just finding employment," said Weiers.

"So, in addition to helping them obtain jobs, Stand Up For Veterans will provide services on-site during the event as well as inform veterans and their families on the benefits and services that are available to them in the areas of education, legal assistance and community resources."

"The goal of this new event is to help address any challenges they may have before the challenges become insurmountable."

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8780.

Janet Bauer, Outreach Coordinator, Sr., NAU North Valley, talks with veteran Landon Baker at a Saturday’s Stand Up for Veterans event at Glendale Community College. Mr. Baker was a medic when he was in service and is thinking about entering the nursing program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8814.

Christopher Duncan shakes Ken Enfinger’s hand. Christopher Duncan is thinking about becoming a professional driver and said he doesn’t mind driving and wants to further his education. Ken Enfinger is in charge of Military Admissions at HDS Professional Driver Services.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8788.

Sergeant James Nash, Arizona Department of Corrections, rings the bell which means he just hired a veteran!!

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8819.(use small  for sharpness

Chris Spicer, Advocate for Veterans’ Successes with the GCC Veteran Services Center, and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers liked Chuck’s hair style. Chris  challenged  people that  he would cut all his hair off if  his challenge of $1000 was met!  The Veteran Services Center is located on the Glendale Community College (GCC) main campus, 6000 West Olive, Glendale, Arizona. The Veteran Services Center is just north of the GCC Student Union.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8774.

The "salon" was a popular stop for both men and women vets on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Rolf’s Salon and Spa provided free haircuts for veterans. There was a constant line for the service.

 

Other events and services offered at Saturday’s Stand Up for Veterans are listed below.

The Phoenix Veterans Affairs Office, which is holding its annual "Welcome Home" program in conjunction with the event, provided important information and guidance on accessing health care and other benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lunch was provided for veterans and their families.

Arizona Motor Vehicle Division assisted veterans with issues relating to temporary driver’s licenses and photo identification cards.

Arizona Department of Veterans Services and other organizations provided information on benefits and local social services available to veterans and their families.

Glendale City Court and other nearby courts addressed any outstanding legal issues with veterans. Also, community service opportunities were available to provide eligible veterans the chance to work on a community service project in lieu of paying fines.

 

For more information about the 
Veteran Services Center at Glendale Community College, 
click on the link below.

 

 

OCTOBER YOUTH AND TEEN ACTIVITIES

AT THE VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., is planning the following free activities for youth and teens in October:

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

Teen Library Council Meeting – Thursday, Oct. 16
Are you looking for something fun to do that can actually make a difference? By becoming a Teen Library Council member, you can earn volunteer service hours, have a good time and meet new people, all while helping to make the library a better place for teens. The library is currently recruiting teens, ages 12-18, to provide input on the selection of books and music for the branch’s teen collection. Council members also participate in the planning and presentation of library teen events. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call Greg at 623-930-3441.

Create, Connect, Collaborate: Mask Making for Teens! – Saturday, Oct. 23
Create a new identity! Teens ages 12-18 are invited to drop by the Velma Teague Library from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to design a one-of-a-kind mask to wear or hang on the wall. The library will provide all of the necessary materials, so just bring along your imagination.  Registration begins on Oct. 6.  Register online using the library’s event calendar at www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3437.  This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Brelby Theatre Presents: Things That Go Bump in the Night! – Monday, Oct.  27
Glendale’s own Brelby Theatre will (trick or) treat you to an evening of skits celebrating the spookiest of seasons beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This special presentation will offer plenty of chills and thrills and is appropriate for both teens and adults.  Registration is not required.  For more information, please call the library at 623-930-3431.

Story Time @ Velma Teague Branch Library – Wednesdays, Oct.  1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Children of all ages can visit the library at 10:30 a.m. for a 30-minute program that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and short movies.  An adult must accompany those under three years old.  Registration is not required.  For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Baby Time @ Velma Teague Branch Library – Wednesdays, Oct.  1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Parents/caregivers and infants can participate in Baby Time from 11 to 11:20 a.m.  This program includes an introduction to books, fingerplays, action rhymes and puppets.  Registration is not required.  For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Purposeful Play Group – Tuesday, Oct.  14 and Thursday, Oct.  16
This program provides socialization, creative play, and stimulating brain development for the little ones. Ms. Gabby, a family educator for Benevilla Family Resource Center, leads this free play group for tots ages 1-5 and their caregivers from 10 to 11 a.m. on
Oct.  14 and 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 16.  Learn tips on how to play with your child to maximize brain and skill development. Registration is required. Call 623-930-3437, stop by the youth desk, or register online by visiting the library’s event calendar at http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet – Thursday, Oct. 16
Children ages 11 and younger are invited to join in some artistic fun with Miss Janet at 3:30 p.m.  Create a cool fall-themed craft to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information.

Paws To Read – Monday, Oct. 20
Reserve a 15-minute reading session between 4 and 5 p.m. with Hailey the Golden Retriever. Hailey is an official therapy dog certified through Therapy Dogs International. She loves books and stories of all kinds and loves to meet anyone ages 5 and older. Call 623-930-3437 or stop by the youth reference desk to sign up.

Lego Mania! – Wednesday, Oct. 22
Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to build a Lego masterpiece at the Velma Teague Branch Library. Tons of Legos will be available and all participants will have an opportunity to share their completed projects at the end of the event. This free program will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Registration is required. Call 623-930-3437, stop by the youth desk, or register online by visiting the library’s event calendar at http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

Fall Fest @ the Teague! – Thursday, October 30
Kids, aged 11 and younger, and their families are invited to drop by the Velma Teague Library between 6 and 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a fun-filled evening of fall-themed activities including a craft and carnival style games and prizes! Registration is not required.
Call 623-930-3437 or stop by the Youth Desk for more information.



 

 

Brelby Theatre Presents: Things That Go BUMP in the Night!

 

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Downtown Glendale’s own Brelby Theatre Company will bring you plenty of thrills and chills in “Things That Go BUMP in the Night!” on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Appropriate for both adults and teens, this performance of spooky scenes, songs, and monologues will help set the mood for the season. Shelby Maticic, Brelby’s artistic director, notes that “Brelby is thrilled to be partnering with the Velma Teague Library to present a medley of Halloween favorites for the Glendale community.”

Recognized in a 2012 “Best of the Valley” feature by “Phoenix Magazine,” Brelby Theatre Company is the brainchild of Brian and Shelby Maticic. Founded in 2009, Brelby found a home in 2012 in a new theatre space across the street from the Velma Teague Library. They’ve recently produced several well-reviewed and sold-out hits, including “She Kills Monsters” and “Little Shop of Horrors,” and offer acting classes for all ages through Glendale’s Parks and Recreation Division.

For more information on Brelby Theatre Company, including upcoming plays, visit their website at http://brelby.com. The program is free. No registration is required. For more information on the event, call 623-930-3431.

 

 

 

MOBILE 5G 

5G: So Where's the US?


We need  5G  wireless speeds  for uplinking live broadcasts.
 Bring it on!  Read  where the  US is in  the timeline on this. -  Ed#

http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/5g-so-wheres-the-us/d/d-id/711045?

 

 




 

 

 

Glendale Police Patrol Officers Conduct a Neighborhood

Clean-Up Day in Thunderbird Estates

 

 

WHO: Representatives from the Glendale Police Department Foothills Patrol (40D) Squad in partnership with the Glendale Police Department Foothills Community Action Team, City of Glendale Right of Way, Parks/Recreation and Sanitation Departments.

WHAT: Departments will be conducting a neighborhood cleanup day in the Thunderbird Estates community. The men and women of the Glendale Police Department that are participating in this cleanup day are the same uniformed patrol officers that patrol this area on a daily basis. These officers recognized the need for this project. They are proud to partner with the other city departments to complete this project and enhance community safety as well as deter crime in the area.

WHERE: The project will focus on the alleys that are between 59 Avenue and 57 Avenue, as well as between Northern Avenue and Evergreen Road in the City of Glendale.

WHEN: Friday, September 26th, 2014, from 8am to 4pm

WHY: The cleanup day will focus on removing overgrown weeds and trees in the alleys and removing debris that has been illegally dumped. The overgrown vegetation has narrowed some alley access roads from 16 feet down to approximately 8 feet. This growth has made patrol functions as well as trash collection extremely difficult. The overgrown areas have become hiding spots for suspects and shelters for criminal activity in the area. The project will open up all the alleys, returning them to the original 16 foot designed width and enhance access for police and sanitation vehicles. This will increase patrol functions in the alleys and help to deter future criminal issues in the alley.

 

 

 

It has come to our attention that numerous backflow valves have been stolen recently.  

 

Please download, read and share this flyer with your community 
on how to prevent backflow valve thefts.

 For futher information  contact:

Chuck Eberspacher

Crime Prevention Specialist

Glendale Police Department

6261 N 83rd Ave.

Glendale, AZ  85303

623-930-4052 desk

 

LOCAL GHOST HUNTERS VISIT GLENDALE

PUBLIC LIBRARY OCTOBER 4

 

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Back by popular demand, Ghosts of Arizona Paranormal Society will offer an encore of their “Science and Technology of Ghost Hunting” presentation on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Join Lindsay Brown and Shawn Bechtel of Ghosts of Arizona Paranormal Society to learn about the devices used in field research.  Their high-tech arsenal includes digital cameras, digital video cameras, an infrared camera, electromagnetic field meters, laser splitters, voice recorders, and a laser thermometer. One of the library’s most popular programs last year, this is a great opportunity to see their equipment, hear how it works, and evaluate the evidence for and against the supernatural which they have collected.  To learn more, read last year’s “Arizona Republic” feature article here.

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Mesa, Ghosts of Arizona Paranormal Society is an all-volunteer group which conducts free investigations of alleged paranormal activity upon request.  Their website is http://ghostsofarizona.webs.com/.

This program is free. No registration is required. For more information, call 623-930-3573




 

 

SPOOKTACULAR ACTIVITIES IN OCTOBER AT

 GLENDALE’S LIBRARIES AND RECREATION CENTERS

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Get ready for a month of engaging and special activities with a Halloween or Dia de los Muertos theme.  Glendale’s Parks and Recreation and Library divisions will offer the following programs:

Science and Technology of Ghost Hunting

1 to 2:30 p.m.,  Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Join Lindsay Brown and Shawn Bechtel of Ghosts of Arizona Paranormal Society to learn about the science and technology used when conducting paranormal investigations. These experienced investigators will offer a ‘show and tell’ of the equipment they use, explain how it works, as well as share some of their evidence. Some time will be spent discussing some of the ways they have debunked paranormal claims tied to reported hauntings, as well. For more information, call 623-930-3531.

 

Create, Connect, Collaborate!

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with several activities that include:

 

Passport to Culture!

4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Come celebrate various cultures of the world through books, crafts and activities. Children ages 8-11 are invited to join us for this “world-class” program. This month:  Viva Mexico! Dia de los Muertos is a family-focused Mexican holiday, celebrated around the world. This workshop will include the history and symbolism behind this beautiful cultural tradition and making a mixed media nicho box inspired by the arts, altars, and remembering of loved ones during the celebration. Artist Christy Puetz leads kids in creating their own nicho, a simple box that can be embellished with a variety of materials and include a small calavera or skeleton figures. Choose a theme of love, family, animals, friends, celebration or another creative theme. Registration begins two weeks before the program date. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3537 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

Creative Creatures

4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Join artist Shari Keith, The Junk Lady, to make a truly creative creature using all sorts of colorful found and discarded items. Let your imagination and creativity go wild and see what kind of creature ends up following you home! For ages 8-11. Registration begins Oct. 6. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3837 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

Painted Skulls

6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Explore how disease and science have been depicted throughout history in art and the tradition of making Dia de los Muertos painted/sugar skulls. Paint and embellish a paper mache skull of your own. Use a traditional style or make your own design. Registration begins Oct. 5. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3573 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

Mask Making for Teens!

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Create a new identity! We’ll supply all of the materials necessary to design your own one-of-a-kind mask to wear or hang on the wall. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Oct. 6. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3437 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

 

Zombie LARP, Part IV: Contain the Virus!

6 to 8:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the Glendale Main Library,  5959 W. Brown St.

It’s happening AGAIN. A zombie outbreak in the library after-hours, and only teens, 12-18, have the power to stop it...or to succumb! Registration begins Oct. 10. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3537 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

Not Beary Scary

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Join us for an hour of pre-school fun! Wear your costume! Play fun games! Make weird stuff! Just don’t be scared! For more information, call 623-930-3537.

 

Ofrenda Boxes

2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

In Mexico, it is traditional to honor deceased relatives at the beginning of each November. On each Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, altars known as ofrendas are decorated with paints, ribbons, fabrics, and special mementos. We will supply the boxes and adornments, you supply the personal mementos, and artist Christy Puetz will help you to put your creative energies to work! Ages 16 and older. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3431 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

 

Halloween Cupcakes

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Learn to make cupcakes and discover the exciting and unusual ways to decorate them using fondant. Combine art and pastry recipes to impress your family and friends with these beautiful, delicious cupcakes. Cupcakes will be taken home. $20 supply fee collected at class. Spanish translation available upon request. The class is $29 (non-resident $35), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

 

Dancing Skeletons – Acrylic Painting Workshop

1 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 14 & 15,

at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

1 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday & Friday, Oct. 16 & 17, at the Glendale Adult Center,  5970 W. Brown St.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” by painting a colorful skull or dancing skeleton on your blue jeans, tee shirt or that special piece for your home or altar. Create bold and energetic works of art with vibrant colors and patterns. Bring your items to paint, along with paper, pencil, acrylic paints and brushes if you have them. Contact instructor prior to class with any questions at 602-617-5200. The class is $25 (non-resident $30), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

 

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Create a cool Halloween craft with Miss Janet to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. For more information, call 623-930-3437.

 

Foothills Neighborhood Halloween Event

6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Children, ages 10 and younger, can load up on candy at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center and enjoy an evening of activities, including carnival games, photo opportunities, temporary tattoos, train rides (additional cost), a costume parade, and arts and crafts. Absolute Rhythm Dance Company will be on site with a “Thriller” dance performance. Admission can be purchased the night of the event for $4 ($5 non-residents). Supervision is required: Parents are FREE. For more information, call 623-930-4610.

 

Brelby Theatre Presents: Things That Go Bump in the Night!

7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Glendale’s own Brelby Theatre will (trick or) treat you to an evening of skits celebrating the spookiest of seasons. Appropriate for both teens and adults. For more information, call 623-930-3431.

 

Fall Fest @ the Teague!

6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Kids, 11 years of age and under, and their families are invited to drop by the Velma Teague Library between 6 and 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a craft, fun carnival style games, and prizes! For more information, call 623-930-3437.

 

 

 

Not So Scary Halloween Luncheon

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.

Join your fellow ghosts and goblins for this Glendale Adult Center annual favorite. Enjoy a morning of fun, food and entertainment by “Scary Mary.” Lunch will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, string beans, dinner roll and cake. Also featured will be a costume contest. $6 fee for members, $8 non-members. Get your tickets in advance for this sellout event. Tickets must be purchased at GAC front desk between Sept. 24 and Oct. 29. Prizes are sponsored by CAREMORE. For more information, call 623-930-4321.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY OF GLENDALE & ARIZONA COYOTES TEAM UP FOR 100 CLUB OF ARIZONA

Event Includes Teddy Bear Toss to Benefit Local Children




GLENDALE, Ariz. –The City of Glendale is teaming up with the Arizona Coyotes to host an intrasquad charity game on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Gila River Arena. All proceeds from the benefit game will support the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides support including financial and emotional assistance to statewide public safety agencies, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and their families. 

Tickets for the game are just $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Gila River Arena box office or online at ArizonaCoyotes.com and parking is free.

The 100 Club of Arizona has distributed more the $11 million to public safety families across Arizona since its inception. “The Glendale Police Department is honored to partner with the Arizona Coyotes and the 100 Club recognizing our fallen heroes and their families,” said Glendale Police Chief Debora Black. 

“We are proud to partner with the Arizona Coyotes and the 100 Club on such a great event,” said Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick. “We can’t thank them enough for their service or the Arizona Coyotes for helping raise awareness on such a noble cause.” 

Just before the start of the game, the Coyotes will pause to recognize all of the fallen law enforcement officers over the past year. “We are very excited to hold another intrasquad scrimmage game for our fans and help raise funds for the 100 Club of Arizona,” said Dave Duckett, Coyotes Co-Owner and Chairman of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. 



Other game day activities include an auction of autographed jerseys worn by Coyotes players during the intrasquad game and a 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will also benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. 

“We are grateful for the continual support of the City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes, “ said Sharon Knutson-Felix, Executive Director of the 100 Club of Arizona. “Glendale is at the front of the pack to lend support to our public safety.” 

Fans can also provide charitable support by participating in the Teddy Bear Toss. At the conclusion of the game, fans will be asked to toss a new Teddy Bear (12 to 18 inches) onto the ice. All the bears will be collected and distributed to Glendale Police and Fire Departments who will use them to comfort children involved in car accidents or who may be part of an investigation or a crime scene. 

Fans can also donate online here (keyword - azcoyotes) or by texting “Coyotes” to 68494. For more on the 100 Club of Arizona click here.
Local Author and Veterinarian Dr. Kristen Nelson 

Attends Book Signing and Discussion at Velma Teague Library



Glendale, Ariz. –– Local author and veterinarian Dr. Kristen Nelson will discuss and sign the two books in her Coated with Fur animal series during the Authors @ the Teague event at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Packed with animal anecdotes, “Coated with Fur: A Vet’s Life” and “Coated with Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love” chronicle Dr. Nelson’s lifelong love of animals and the triumphs and trials of owning her own veterinary practice. A free digital copy of “Coated with Fur: A Vet’s Life” is available on her website at www.coatedwithfur.com/Contact_Dr.html

The Glendale Fire Department wants residents to “cheer for safety”

Yes! -  by practicing safe habits and to keep in mind the following tips to ensure the health and safety of loved ones during their football celebration.

 Every year, unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires resulting in an average of 400 deaths and almost $1 billion in direct property damage. Decorating your home with candles can be hazardous as well. Candles are the second leading cause of home fires.

Any celebratory gathering should be remembered as a joyous and happy time spent with friends and relatives. To make sure it truly is a victorious Sunday, please follow these safety tips:

When tailgating:

ž         Bring water for cleaning if none will be available at the site. Pack clean, wet, disposable cloths or moist towelettes and paper towels for cleaning hands and surfaces.

ž         Carry cold perishable food like raw hamburger patties, sausages, and chicken in an insulated cooler packed with several inches of ice, frozen gel packs, or containers of ice.

ž         Be sure raw meat and poultry are wrapped securely to prevent their juices from cross-contaminating ready-to-eat food. If possible, store these foods near the bottom of the cooler, so that juices don't contaminate other foods in the cooler.

ž         If you can't keep hot food hot during the drive to your tailgate, plan and chill the food in the refrigerator before packing it in a cooler. Reheat the food to 165 œF as measured with a food thermometer.

ž         If bringing hot take-out food, eat it within 2 hours of purchase (1 hour if the temperature is above 90 œF).

 

At home:

 

ž         When cooking for visitors, be sure to keep an eye on the oven.

ž         Enforce a “kid-free zone” of three feet around cooking areas and turn handles inward away from the reach of small children

ž         Never pour water onto a grease fire and never discharge a fire extinguisher onto a pan fire, doing so will spread the fire.

ž         Take a moment to test your smoke detector before cooking.

ž         Discuss your escape plan with visitors in the event a fire breaks out.

ž         Never leave a candle burning unattended.

ž         Keep candles clear of curtains, decorations and other combustibles.

ž         Never use grills or fryers indoors.

ž         Make sure the gate or door that leads to the pool is always locked. Interior fences provide an additional barrier and should have self-closing, self-latching gates.

ž         Learn or review first-aid skills to aid someone who is choking or having a heart attack.

ž         Learn “hands-only” CPR in the event someone stops breathing or heart stops. Go to www.glendaleaz.com/fire to learn “hands-only” CPR…ITS THAT EASY!

 

 

 

Martha Wiggins Campbell, original owner of The Spicery has passed away.

By Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

Martha was instrumental in the creation of Catlin Court with The Spicery and The Tole Shop.
 
Graveside services are Wednesday at Glendale Memorial Park, 7844 N. 61st Avenue (61st Ave, just south of Northern) at 9 am.  There will be a get together at Saguaro Ranch Park after the services.
 
Because of her importance to the area and to so many of us, we would like to send flowers from all of us.  If you are interested in helping with the cost of that, please visit Linda at Papa Ed's. 

 Martha Campbell  will be missed by so many of us. A friend to many and the visionary  that helped create of much of what we enjoy downtown...  

Please  write your memories or even a sentence  you would like to add to  the story we are doing on her and send to couryhouse@aol.com  

Thanks for everything Martha! For your friendship, your vision and your support of the Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

For some history,  and info and commentary....read on - - 

 (From Ed Sharpe's Paper on the Start of Catlin Court)


"I believe all good things 
       start with a dream..."
 

This was the introduction of a letter sent by Martha Campbell to Mr. Prescott, the Planning Manager for the City of Glendale in early 1989.(1) Martha captivated the imagination of the city planners with the first outline of the downtown 'Gaslight District' now known as the Catlin Court Historical District. 

- The Beginning of the Business District 

Sue McCool (at that time Sue McDaniel) and her dress shop the Sand Dollar was to give birth to many Catlin Court business enterprises. Sue bought the building on the southeast corner of 58th Avenue and Palmaire which had been the Summer's house. Although this property is not within Catlin Court proper, the significance of the Sand Dollar is that it pioneered the concept in the local area of converting an old house into commercial property, and brought in tenants that were to spread out and purchase their own buildings in what is known as Catlin Court Historic District.(3d) 

In 1979 Martha Campbell and her twin sister Mary Mosteller rented shop space from Sue McCool to open The Tole Shop which specialized in the teaching of American folk art. 

When Sue McCool retired from the Sand Dollar in 1981, several businesses attempted to operate in the same location but did not succeed. In 1986 Martha asked Sue if she could rent the building to operate a tearoom.(4,3d) 

Martha's Spicery tearoom was a success, and being the first in the Phoenix-Glendale area, set the pattern for other tearooms that would later follow. Since Martha had decided to dedicate her full time efforts to the tearoom, The Tole Shop was sold to Carolyn Gimpowitz in January 1987.(1,4) 

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Martha was then to move the Spicery down to the Brewster house, where she had played with the Brewster children when she was a child.


 

Carolyn Gimpowitz, owner of the Tole Shop in  in tells  us,

 "Martha was a visionary.

She loved Glendale and had a passion for Glendale like no other.

She was the driving force behind the creation of the Historic Catlin Court district.  Thousands upon thousands of people enjoy her vision annually and the 3 dozen or so that are lucky enough to have their businesses located within this district are forever grateful for her vision.  There is no other historic district like Catlin Court in the Phoenix metropolitan area. "


 

 

Photo by Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet.
The  Spicery Kitchen was Martha's  Office.

 


Valeria Burner of Bears and More tells  us,

"Martha was a visionary.

She loved Glendale and had a passion for Glendale like no other.

She was the driving force behind the creation of the Historic Catlin Court district.  Thousands upon thousands of people enjoy her vision annually and the 3 dozen or so that are lucky enough to have their businesses located within this district are forever grateful for her vision.  There is no other historic district like Catlin Court in the Phoenix metropolitan area."

 


 

 

Photo by Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet.

Always a tasty treat from Martha's Kitchen!


 

Susan and I have had many dealings and talks over the years with Martha and had quite a special sense for her energy and pride in the Catlin Court Community.  In many cases, she was the glue that moved the community close and forward when change(s) were slow or hard.  She was a very special lady and will be missed.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family.
Best regards,
Jerry and Susan Faier
The Clock Makers


 

Elaine Scruggs Mayor (ret.) City of Glendale 1993-2013 in 'A tribute to Martha Campbell'  written  for  the 'Planet tells us -

 "Martha Campbell --- the true pioneer and catalyst in Glendale's economic development and downtown revitalization.

While hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on marketing and advertising and flashy special events, all we really needed to do was to bring people to the Spicery to taste Martha's delicious breads and rolls. Those rolls became known valleywide and people would travel far to eat at the Spicery.

Demure and unpretentious, Martha Campbell was a talented, creative and shrewd businesswoman. Only the best was good enough for Martha. That’s what she expected from herself and from everyone who represented the Spicery.

Martha gave Glendale her very best and she engraved a niche in people’s minds for Catlin Court and downtown Glendale. She gave people a reason to come to the historic townsite Glendale officials were trying so hard to restore and develop into a thriving business environment.

Thank you, Martha, for your heart, your wisdom, your energy, your vision, and for caring so much to make us the best we could be."

 

 
 

 

GLENDALE CELEBRATES HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEK:  MEET THE “MOTHER” OF CATLIN COURT  

2005

Glendale’s unofficial historian and mother of Catlin Court, Martha Campbell,
 was integral in the creation and establishment of the Historic Catlin Court 
District. Campbell, who has lived in Catlin Court since 1936, has spent years 
working in and around Historic Downtown Glendale. She opened a business
 in the area nearly 25 years ago .

This event was hosted by Raspberry Cottage, 
7153 N. 59th Ave.

 

     Saturday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. 2005

Click  the text to go watch the movie!

Yes... it is a windows media video file
Pardon the loud intro -  that is how we did it back then!

Click here to start the movie!!

http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com/media/Martha Campbell, Mother of Catlin Court.wmv



Tom Eggleston, Vice Mayor (ret) Tells us,  "I remember fondly our long time friend, dear Martha.  Although it was over 25 years ago, it seems like only yesterday that Martha decided to buy the century old Brewster home with a plan and a smile. She admired the old home from when she was a school girl and bravely plunged into the restaurant business. She gave it her all and made a success of the Spicery Tearoom and indeed she helped set the scene for the successful decades of Catlin Court and Historic Downtown Glendale."
 

 

 




Photo by Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet
.

Martha at the Spicery

 


Gary Hirsch stated - "Sorry to learns this sad news Ed. Martha was one of those rare jewels of Glendale who's  dedication to preserving our past and the simple elegance of era gone by is nothing less than remarkable. She gave us all a taste of the good old days."

 

 

Dedication Day  at Catlin Court over 20 year ago! Photo by Ed Sharpe

 


 

Linda Moran-Whittley Papa Ed's Ice Cream relates a story 

"From the very first day Papa Ed's Ice Cream became a part of the Catlin Court Community, I heard of Martha Campbell and The Spicery.  Then as time passed I got to actually meet this mystery woman who I knew about without really knowing her. 

More recently I had the opportunity to get to know Martha better.  She would come walking  up the driveway of Papa Ed's Ice Cream, taking in all the flowers and plants along the way.  On her very first visit she ordered a Root Beer Float with an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream.  From then on, that was "the usual"  and she always reminded me about that extra scoop of ice cream.  Her favorite seat inside was by the window and after those first few  visits I started to join her at the table.  We would sometimes talk about the history of  Catlin Court or maybe just the day and what she had planned.

On special occasions she came to meet her friend for their monthly lunch date.  Martha was always the first to arrive and she would sit out on the porch enjoying the garden, while she was waiting.  Then her friend would arrive with their lunch and they would picnic on our front porch.  The ladies could talk for hours and sometimes had dessert or maybe just a cup of hot coffee.

I am so grateful that I got to know Martha in this way and I hope that Papa Ed's Ice Cream was one of her favorite spots to enjoy in the Catlin Court she loved."




Matt Borowski Current Spicery owner tells  us

"Many people influenced my life, Martha taught me that anything could be done, you just had to start and be willing to work hard until it was completed.  I knew Martha for 46 years since I was 7 and she has always been part of my life and her legacy and traditions will continue at The Spicery restaurant which she created."  - 

 

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Jan Borowski, M.D. sister to  Matt the current Spicery owner tells us, "Martha was an integral part of my life for 46 years. She accepted my brother and I as her own, even though we were just neighbors. She taught, listened, and encouraged us through the various stages of our lives. After I married, even my husband learned the joy of working with Martha. Her visions became yours…her enthusiasm contagious. She never stopped caring for our family. At my dad’s passing, Martha hosted a luncheon for the mourners. A feat none of us was up for, but as always Martha stepped in. Martha continued her outreach by providing a home cooked fireside lunch for my mother. An afternoon my mother always cherished until her passing.

For our household, Martha’s memory lives on in that little bit of heaven we call “Martha’s rolls”…and though I can’t imagine heaven getting any better….Martha will think of something!"



 

 

 

Martha Campbell Ed Sharpe -  Glendale Daily Planet 
Catch up at Walmart!

Photo by Bette Sharpe  -  Glendale Daily Planet

You never know  where you would see Martha once she had retired. 
Here was a chance encounter in Walmart in June of 2014


 

Ed Sharpe States, " Martha Campbell was  my adopted Aunt!

 From the  first Hello she  gave me I felt welcome in Caitlin Court.

Over the years  Martha and I worked on marketing materials for the area,

I  would help  fix odd things at the Spicery to help her  out and we would, just talk....
talk about everything and anything.

 My wife Bette and I nominated her  for the Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award

"1998 Martha Campbell – preservation and restoration of a Glendale landmark
in the Catlin Court Historic District"

But really.... her  efforts extended so much  further than her own building.  She would help and advise anyone that seeked  her  advice... I can not think of any one  person that impacted the historic downtown or the Catlin Court area more than  Martha Campbell. 

 Martha   you will indeed be  missed by all of us that loved you.   Ed Sharpe"

 


 

Some material in this article from a  research paper titled:
A Brief History of the Catlin Court Historical District 
C- 1993/2014 Ed Sharpe CouryGraph Productions
(contact 623 435 1522 for media or usage rights)

 

In Memory of

Martha Wiggans Campbell

August 20, 1932 - September 18, 2014

 

Obituary

 

Martha Wiggans Campbell, 82 of Glendale, Arizona passed away on September 18, 2014. She was the owner of The Spicery and the Tole Shop in downtown Glendale. Martha is survived by her twin sister, Mary Marstellar of Tennessee; daughters Carolyn Shelley (Mark) and Barbara Goree; and grandson Ben Jones.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
The Animal Defense League of AZ 
Feral Cat Program
PO Box 33093
Phoenix, AZ 85067

Or to:

Little Rascals Animal Rescue
4008 W Camino Del Rio
Glendale, Arizona 85310


 

Martha Campbell's Eulogy

Written and delivered by Mark Shelley (son-in-law), September 24, 2014.

Martha Campbell (1932-2014)

First of all, Carolyn, Barb, Ben, Mary and I would like to thank you all for coming to honor the amazing life of Martha Campbell today. From the outpouring of comments online, Facebook messages and numerous phone calls, it is clear to us that the very special person Martha was meant a lot to all of you.

We’re here to say goodbye to Martha, but more than that, to celebrate her marvelous life. Her grandson Ben wanted to make sure I conveyed his heartfelt request:

"Don’t remember the day she died, or the day of her funeral. Remember the amazing life she lived."

Ben, today we are going to do just that!

Entrepreneur, Visionary, Artist, Interior Decorator, Seamstress, Business Owner, Historian, Risk Taker, Consultant, Confidante, Activist, Philanthropist, Mom Extraordinaire, a woman of kindness and generosity, a person of faith—all these and more are apt but inadequate descriptions of Martha Wiggans Campbell. But… we get ahead of our story.

On August 20, 1932, outside of the small southeastern Kansas of Chanute, a set of identical twins—Mary and Martha—were born to Paul and Rachel Wilson Wiggans. When there were two years old the family moved to Glendale, Arizona because Martha was experiencing asthma-type symptoms. This place would become one of Martha’s major passions.

She attended Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, married and birthed her oldest daughter, Carolyn Sue, in Winona Lake, Indiana. Almost five years later her second daughter was born in Lexington, Virginia. Carolyn remembers with delight the train trips they’d take from Virginia through Chicago to Arizona to visit her grandparents in Glendale.

Most of you are familiar with Martha’s creativity, business acumen and other marvelous traits. But, up to this point, very few of you are aware of really how courageous a woman she was.

Finding herself in an abusive marriage, she fled with her daughters under the cover of darkness—not once, but twice--to make a better more peaceful life. She was literally chased across the country, and hid her car in the garage for years to elude her pursuer. For a woman to do this is in the 1960s was nothing less than an act of extreme bravery, motivated by love for her daughters and faith in a brighter future. Her life is a legacy to both these virtues. 2

Back in Glendale, she worked tirelessly as a single mom to raise her daughters. Barb and Carolyn have both commented that it wasn’t until much later that they realized how poor they were. Martha made it seem like they lacked nothing—from providing all their basic necessities to sewing fashionable clothes and making quilts and bedspreads. She would decorate cakes and do other creative activities for extra income to keep her household afloat. Her daughters speak often of the love of their mother as they were growing up and their happy childhoods—something of a miracle considering the circumstances.

Carolyn went on to a 30-plus year career in Education, passing on to others her mom’s passion for learning and reading. Barb, and her grandson Ben, picked up some of Martha’s entrepreneurial skills. In addition to owning a number of businesses, Barb continues to serve in law enforcement. Ben has served in the Navy and is finishing a degree in Engineering, as well as operating a successful furniture restoration enterprise with his Aunt Barbie. Martha’s influence is clearly seen in the lives of her children and grandchild.

Around 1979, Martha began the first of many ventures which would help revitalize downtown Glendale. The Tole Shop, Magnolia Inn, The Blue House, various gift shops and The Spicery (in the historic Brewster home where she played with the children who lived there) would become Valley-wide destinations. For 35 years she invested herself in this area, winning the love and admiration of fellow business owners, city politicians and valley residents. She loved history and was driven to preserve as much of it as she could.

These last few days, upon hearing of Martha’s passing, numerous people have reminisced about Martha in public forums. While she never wanted to take credit for, and maybe never really believed, her accomplishments and influence, it is more than apparent that her life really counted. Business owners and community members have scribed the following:

"She loved Glendale and had a passion for Glendale like no other."

"She was the driving force behind the creation of the Historic Catlin Court district. Thousands upon thousands of people enjoy her vision annually and the three dozen or so that are lucky enough to have their businesses located within this district are forever grateful for her vision. There is no other historic district like Catlin Court in the Phoenix metropolitan area."

"In many cases, she was the glue that moved the community close and forward when changes were slow or hard." 3

Former long-time Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs wrote:

"Demure and unpretentious, Martha Campbell was a talented, creative and shrewd businesswoman. Only the best was good enough for Martha. That’s what she expected from herself and from everyone who represented the Spicery.

Martha gave Glendale her very best and she engraved a niche in people’s minds for Catlin Court and downtown Glendale. She gave people a reason to come to the historic townsite Glendale officials were trying so hard to restore and develop into a thriving business environment."

Others wrote:

"Thank you, Martha, for your heart, your wisdom, your energy, your vision, and for caring so much to make us the best we could be."

"Martha was one of those rare jewels of Glendale whose dedication to preserving our past and the simple elegance of an era gone by is nothing less than remarkable. She gave us all a taste of the good old days."

"Martha Campbell was my adopted Aunt! Her efforts extended so much further than her own building. She would help and advise anyone that sought her advice... I cannot think of any one person that impacted the historic downtown or the Catlin Court area more than Martha Campbell."

Her friends commented:

"She was a very powerful person in my life. She taught me that anything can be done with hard work."

"She was a very talented and a fun decorator. She was very kind to me."

"Martha was very special to me. She made me a part of her Spicery family and for that I will always be grateful. She had a good heart and was very giving."

While publicly, these are the things she was known for, there was so much more to Martha Campbell. 4

Other Things You Need to Know about Martha (according to her daughters):

She almost always put everyone else’s needs before her own.

She was very generous—She often helped others financially to get their projects off the
ground.

She loved making other people happy.

Martha was very tender-hearted—She loved animals, especially cats.

She played a mean game of ping-pong—one of the few occasions where she was
competitive.

She was a self-taught chef, and loved cooking.

She claimed she was "A jack of all trades—master of none." (Actually, she was a master of many!)

Martha appreciated beauty in all its forms—the shapes of cloud, a feather on the ground, patterns on dinner plate, the cut of piece of cloth—her senses were always engaged.

She took care of her parents in their old age.

She had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke!

She LOVED coffee!

Martha was incredibly resilient!

There are hundreds, probably thousands of mother-in-law jokes, almost all of them disparaging. I have been blessed that not one of them applies to Martha. She was one of the kindest, most generous, most accepting people I have ever known.

I knew Martha must be special when I met, fell in love with and eventually married her daughter Carolyn. Those suspicions were confirmed when I first met her. Martha had a unique presence, and the ability to make anyone feel comfortable around her. She immediately accepted me into the family, and included me in everything. Our wedding took place in the courtyard of the Spicery, and for our wedding gift she put on an extravagant dinner for 75 of the guests who attended. She made our night simply magical!

We had many special family outings with Martha. She took us to Disneyworld in Orlando, where we all had the times of our lives. She loved nature and gardens. Just this past Spring we visited the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, with the Dale Chihully glassworks exhibit. She always noticed the beautiful and artistic things around here—taking in God’s creation fully with her five senses. 5

Her home is amazing. She built it herself—the chief architect, construction supervisor, interior decorator and landscaper. Her girls tell stories of strangers coming up to the door just to ask to see the house and grounds—what they described as a "doll house" or a "fairytale cottage." Ben has fond memories of exploring her back yard and water features. "It seemed like acres and acres to me!" he says. We hope to keep the house in the family, partly as a legacy to her determination, hard work and creativity.

While sorting her personal effects the past few days, I have come to an even greater appreciation for her talents. She was a craftsperson and artist of extraordinary range and ability-- painting, calligraphy, sewing, drawing and much, much more! She always seemed to have multiple projects going on at once. I found sketches and plans she had yet to complete. For someone as talented as she was, there just weren’t enough hours, days or years for her to express all the creativity that resided within her!

Martha was not just a fantastic mom to her own children, but to their entire neighborhood. She opened her home to all, especially those who—like herself—were experiencing hard times. Even now, there are testimonies of these children—who are now adults in their 40s and 50s—to the ongoing influence Martha had in their lives.

Above all, we remember Martha as exceptionally kind. I rarely heard a bad word about anyone escape her lips. She always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt; second and third chances. People who worked for her remember their employment as being part of a family—a high tribute indeed in today’s workplace!

Bravery. Courage. An Overcomer. There are words that all of us would agree are accurate descriptions of Martha. But perhaps the quality that allowed her to be so resilient and so influential was that she was a person of great faith.

Martha knew Scripture well, but even more so, she lived them. Bible verses appeared all around the house, in her personal notes and calendars, on pieces of note paper beside her bed. Her graciousness testifies to her faith. We are now comforted by these Words she so loved. We know that "there are no more tears, no pain, no sorrow" where her soul currently resides. "Behold, He has made all things new!" (Rev 21:5). Indeed, Martha has been made new!

Yesterday morning at Ben’s apartment, a song came on the radio. Called "Oceans," the lyrics include the following: 6

You call me out upon the waters

The great unknown where feet may fail

And there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep

My faith will stand

Your grace abounds in deepest waters

Your sovereign hand

Will be my guide

Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me

You’ve never failed and You won’t right now

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever you would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Savior

So I will call upon Your name

And keep my eyes above the waves

When oceans rise

My soul will rest in Your embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine

Such was the faith of Martha Campbell.

As always, Martha beat the odds, big time! The average life expectancy of females born in in 1932, in the midst of America’s Great Depression, is 63 ½ years. Martha bested that by almost 20 years. After a full and faithful life, on Thursday, September 18, Martha passed the way she wished—at home, peacefully, in her sleep. A blessing—and perhaps a reward for her faithfulness.

As I was cleaning out her bedroom drawer, I found this sheet, written by her own hand in her typical, beautiful calligraphy. Reading it, I recognized it as a hymn. How she loved the classic hymns! I wish I had the voice to sing it to you—the melody is beautiful. I truly believe that this is the way she lived her life: 7

Never a trial that He is not there

Never a burden that He doth not bear

Never a sorrow that He doth not share

Moment by moment, I’m under His care

Moment by moment, I’m kept in his Love

Moment by moment, I’ve life from above

Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine

"Moment by moment," O Lord, I am thine!

Indeed, she is.

Father, Into your hands we commit Martha’s spirit.

Amen

We miss you, Mom!

Written and delivered by Mark Shelley (son-in-law), September 24, 2014.

 

 

 




 

 

223 Young Marines meet

World War II Navajo Code Talkers

 

 

Two hundred twenty three members of the Young Marines  including registered adult leaders traveled to Window Rock, AZ, to be part of Navajo Code Talkers Day which was Thursday, Aug. 14. Seventeen veteran Navajo Code Talkers attended.

Every year since 2006, Young Marines from across the country gather in Window Rock, AZ, to honor and give praise to the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII. The Young Marines’ theme for 2014 was, “Treasure the Legacy.”

“It was a privilege to educate the Young Marines about the role of the Navajo Code Talkers and give them the opportunity to meet these living heroes,” said Michael Smith, coordinator of Navajo Code Talker Day and son of Samuel Smith, Navajo Code Talker.

The Young Marines not only met Code Talkers, they acted as escorts for the very special veterans. They cleaned up Veteran’s Memorial Park, attended a class about the Code Talkers, set up flags and marched in the Navajo Nation parade, provided gifts for the Navajo Code Talkers and their wives and visited the Navajo Nation Zoo and the Navajo Museum.

The Young Marines planned and ran a 5K fundraising run which made $3,000. The monies are designated to help pay for Code Talker funerals.

“Navajo Code Talkers Day was an incredibly humbling experience,” said YM/SgtMaj Blake DeWeese, National Young Marine of the Year, 2014-2015. “It provided a vivid depiction of the sacrifice and hardship the Navajo faced. We all had a greater appreciation of people as strong as the Navajo.”

The following Young Marines units were represented by attendees:

  • Temecula Valley – Winchester, CA
  • Carroll County - Westminster, MD
  • Southland – Montclair, CA
  • Desert - Glendale, AZ
  • Southeast County - Seal Beach, CA 
  • Columbia River – Kennewick, WA
  • Guadalupe Valley - Geronimo, TX
  • Bakersfield - Bakersfield, CA
  • Camp Pendleton - Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Emerald Coast - Crestview, FL
  • Columbus – Columbus, IN
  • Fall River - Fall River, MA
  • Seaford - Seaford, DE
  • Flat Irons – Thornton, CO
  • North Idaho - Hayden, ID
  • Pueblo – Pueblo, CO
  • Pikes Peak – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Hamilton – Nottingham, MD
  • Colfax County – Raton, NM
  • Swansboro - Cedar Point, NC
  • Douglas County – Aurora, CO
  • LCPL Caleb Powers - Fredericksburg, VA
  • Tornado Alley - Wichita, KS
  • Rattlesnake Reservoir - Loveland, CO
  • Poudre River – Greeley, CO
  • Tustin - Costa Mesa, CA
  • Mountain View – Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO

“It’s rare to meet people who have had such an impact on our lives,” said Brenda McNulty, registered adult leader, Mountain View unit of the Young Marines and organizer of the event. “These men are more than just WWII heroes. They are dear friends to the Young Marines.”

In fact, McNulty heard a very meaningful compliment: If it weren’t for the Young Marines, the Code Talkers would be forgotten.

“Speaking with some of the Code Talkers was a valuable experience that the Young Marines will cherish for years to come,” DeWeese said. “Everyone came away with a story to tell and an experience upon which to reflect.”

Top secret

Cipher machines, or machines that create coded messages, did not work well in the jungles of the Pacific Islands during World War II. However, the United States military needed coded messages to send secret information from the battle lines to air bases and other locations. Native Americans who spoke the Navajo language helped solve this problem.

The Navajo “Code Talkers,” as they became known, used English code words that they translated into their language to send messages. The Japanese military could hear these coded messages, but they could not understand their meanings. The Navajo language was not well known.

The Navajo Code Talkers served in some of the fiercest battles of the Pacific. They saved many lives and helped the United States and its allies win the war. However, the Code Talkers were never allowed to discuss their work with anyone. Most Americans did not know about the Code Talkers’ role in World War II until much later.

The Navajo Code Talkers’ contributions to the U.S. military during World War II became better known with the release of the 2002 movie, “Windtalkers,” starring Nicolas Cage. Although the movie received mixed reviews, it exposed the public to World War II’s Native American heroes.

For their bravery and service, President Ronald Reagan set aside a special day to honor the Navajo Code Talkers. In 1982, he declared August 14 to be National Navajo Code Talkers Day.

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 300 units with 11,000 youth and 3,000 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.

For more information, visit http://www.youngmarines.com/.

CUTLINE – YM SgtMaj Blake DeWeese, National Young Marine of the Year, presents a flag to the Navajo Code Talkers on National Navajo Code Talkers Day in Window Rock, AZ.

 

 




 

Glendale Journalist and Engineer  Inducted into the SPJ ORDER OF THE SILVER KEY

 

 

 

Perri Collins, President of the Phoenix Chapter of   the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ),  presents Ed Sharpe  Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV with The Order of the Silver Key. 

The Order of the Silver Key honors journalists who have been in the profession for at least 25 years, a significant majority of which were in Arizona, who have conspicuously contributed to the journalism profession and have inspired fellow journalists.

 

From the program - - 

ANA - APME FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS 

VALLEY OF THE SUN  SPJ FIRST AMENDMENT AWARDS, ORDER OF THE 
VALLEY OF THE SUN  SPJ SILVER KEY SOCIETY 
VALLEY OF THE SUN  SPJ THE PHIL ALVIDREZ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM 

Ed Sharpe 

Ed Sharpe says he has been doing "some form of journalism" since 1972 in Arizona. 

Some of the publications he has worked for include the Westsider in the early 1970s, 
covering Goodyear, Avondale and Cashion, as well as the Jet Journal-a publication for 
Luke Air Force Base, also early in the 1970s. 

He spent some time writing for tech journals like the HP Chronicle and FORUM/ 
USA, where he penned computer software reviews, conducted hardware evaluations, 
researched computer security, and more. He also wrote articles and edited publications 
for SMEC Vintage Electrics from 1989 to1991. He was among good company, as other 
contributors included John Bardeen, one of the fathers of the transistor, and John R 
Pierce of Bell Labs, famed father of TELSTAR 

Sharpe is probably most recognized in the Valley for his work with the Glendale 
Daily Planet, which he launched in 2004 The parent organization of KKAT-IPTV was the 
first AV community journalism news site in Glendale. 

The aspect Sharpe is most proud of is the ability to stream of 
archived footage and yet, when a special event arises, have the 
ability to go live. Glendale Daily Planet has experimented with 3D 
video news. "It is getting common to stream video, but back when we 
started we were the 'Lone Rangers' I would show up with laptops 
and weird antennas and the other TV crews would say, 'What are 
you doing?'" Sharpe recalls. 

An avid proponent of media history, Sharpe wrote historical 
articles on radio communication for the California Historical Radio 
Society (CHRS). Sharpe, along with the Southwest Museum of 
Engineering, Communications and Computation (SMECC) where he does archival 
work, also lent many items to the Marguerite and Jock Clifford Gallery at ASU's Walter 
Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication when it opened in 2008. 

Sharpe has been recognized with many awards over the years, the most notable, 
perhaps, being an Emmy® Award in 2007 from the NATAS Rocky Mountain Region 
for the production of "The Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident-Search For The Driver" 
In addition, this was also the first Advanced Media Emmy Award to be presented for 
Breaking News/Continuing Coverage in the Rocky Mountain Region. 



           
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GLENDALE HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING - URBAN IRRIGATION OCTOBER 1

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s Water Services Advisory Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the city’s urban irrigation system on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. This will be a regular meeting of the commission, but also an opportunity for residents to provide comments to the group on the urban irrigation system that has been a topic of discussion for the group. Public comment will be handled in the manner used at all city commission meetings.

            Residents can also visit the commission’s website at www.glendaleaz.com/boardsandcommissions/wateradvisoryboard.cfm to learn more. The website features a way to provide comments to the commissioners for anyone unable to attend the meeting, as well as register their email for future notices.

The Water Services Advisory Commission was established in 2012, following a Water Services Task Force recommendation. The commission’s objective is to advise the council regarding policies and strategies to include regional collaboration, water resources sustainability, operations and infrastructure, all to ensure the well-being and quality of life of Glendale residents and businesses.

For more information on urban irrigation and the commission, call 623-930-4177.





 

 

Glendale Police Announce “One Direction” Drop-off/Pick-up

GLENDALE, Ariz. – In anticipation of a larger than normal crowd of visitors that may not drive to the

University Of Phoenix Stadium on Tuesday, September 16th for the One Direction concert, the Glendale

Police Department and City of Glendale Transportation Department will be implementing a drop-off and

pick-up area.

The “One Direction Drop-Off/Pick-Up” will be located on the northwest corner of 95th Avenue &

Maryland Ave and can only be accessed using 95th Avenue southbound from Glendale Ave. Prior to the

concert cars will only be allowed to drop off and must leave the lot. Vehicles will then be allowed to stage

in the lot after 9:00 PM. At pick-up, drivers must stay with their cars. Unattended cars will be removed

from the lot.

It is anticipated that this event will be one of the largest of the year and non-event commuters should

avoid the area. Parking passes can be pre-purchased at the University of Phoenix Stadium box office or

patrons can pay cash on the night of the event. Parking in the area of the stadium will cost between $20.00

and $30.00. Concert goers should allow themselves ample time and follow maps and driving directions

that are provided at www.universityofphoenixstadium.com  and the Glendale Police Department Twitter

account (@GlendaleAZPD), which will provide pre-event and real time traffic updates.

 




 

 

 

Business and Property Owners in Downtown Glendale,

 

We need your input!

 

As you may know, Valley Metro is currently conducting the West Phoenix/Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study to explore options to connect downtown Glendale to the existing light rail system along 19th Ave. To learn more about the study, please visit www.valleymetro.org/glendale.

As part of the study effort, the project team is taking a close look at downtown Glendale to evaluate the impacts of a potential transit route in the area. Public input is a key component of the study, and we would like to hear from the business and property owners in the downtown area.

If you haven’t already done so,
 please take a few minutes to complete a Downtown Glendale Business Survey. 
 As the owner of a business or property in Glendale within the boundaries of 51st Ave., 59th Ave., Lamar Rd. and Myrtle Ave., your views and opinions are important to the project team.

The survey can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DowntownGlendale. If you would prefer a hard copy of the survey, please let me know.

Thank you for your valuable input. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call me using the contact information below.

Megan

 

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Megan Casey

Community Outreach Coordinator

Valley Metro

602-495-8274 office

mcasey@valleymetro.org

 



 

 

GLENDALE, ROSE SOCIETY SEEK GARDENERS TO VOLUNTEER

AT SAHUARO RANCH PARK HISTORIC AREA

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Rose Society of Glendale, and the city’s Parks & Recreation Division are seeking volunteers to assist with the Fall Clean-up for the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Rose Garden.

The clean-up event will take place Friday, Sept. 26, at 6 a.m. (lasting most of the day) and Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28, 6 – 11 a.m. each day. Volunteers, including the city’s own "Deadheaders" and members of the Rose Society of Glendale, will do some light weeding, light pruning as necessary, raking and, of course, deadheading, which is cutting the dead flowers from the plant to encourage more blooms. Certified rosarians will also be on hand to answer any rose questions.

            The public is welcome to join the group. A limited number of tools are available. Volunteers are also asked to bring their own tools, if possible, including gloves and various types of shears.

            “This is a great time to hang out in the fresh air with old friends or to meet new ones, and even get some exercise,” said Joanna Brace, recreation specialist. “It’s also an opportunity to learn about rose care and to help keep this award-winning and historic garden blooming.”

            For more information, contact Joanna Brace at 623-930-4201 or jbrace@glendaleaz.com. For additional information on the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, visit www.glendaleaz.com/SRPHA/index.cfm.




 

 

GLENDALE SEEKS FESTIVAL CRAFT VENDORS,

OFFERS EASY ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s Office of Special Events is seeking new craft vendors for its lineup of award-winning festivals, which kicks off with Glendale Glitters Spectacular on Nov. 28. Several spaces are still available, and potential vendors can access event applications online, at www.glendaleaz.com/events

The Web site also provides information on fees, deadlines as well as additional event guidelines. Vendors can fill out the online applications and mail in their application fees to the Office of Special Events, Attn: Dawn Sims. The mailing address is 5850 W. Glendale Ave. Suite B63, Glendale, AZ 85301. Vendors should note each event has a different deadline, as listed on its application.

   The Office of Special Events is seeking craft artisans that can offer exciting handmade items of exceptional value. All businesses or individuals are invited to apply; space is limited and applicants will be held to very strict guidelines. Vendors will be asked to submit photographs of their products and booth presentation in addition to the application to be included in the jury process.

Last season, the city’s lineup of events, including Glendale Glitters Spectacular; three December Holiday Lighting Weekends; Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party and the Glendale Chocolate Affaire drew well over 300,000 visitors.

For more information, contact Dawn Sims in the Office of Special Events at 623-930-2017 or via email at events@glendaleaz.com. To fill out an online application, please visit the vendor information center at www.glendaleaz.com/events.

 

 

CAMPAIGNS  TURN IN 15K SIGNATURES
 TO PUT GLENDALE CASINO TO A VOTE

NO MORE BAD DEALS FOR GLENDALE, RESPECT THE PROMISE SEEK VOTER REFERENDUM ON TOHONO O'ODHAM NEIGHBORHOOD CASINO

Photos © Ed and Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet
Reproduction allowed only to authorized Media Partners.

 

 GLENDALE – On Friday, September 12th, two committees, No More Bad Deals For Glendale and Respect The Promise, will turn in approximately 15,000 signatures on each of two ballot measures meant to refer to a vote the City Council's decision to approve a new casino near homes, houses of worship and schools.

The signature totals more than double the minimum 6,956 signatures required by law on each measure.

WHO: NO MORE BAD DEALS FOR GLENDALE, RESPECT THE PROMISE AND CHAIRMAN GARY HIRSCH

WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY AS CAMPAIGNS TURN  IN THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES TO PUT NEW GLENDALE CASINO TO A VOTE

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 1PM

WHERE: GLENDALE CITY HALL, CITY CLERK’S OFFICE, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., Suite 455,      Glendale, AZ 85301  

 

 

 

 



other print  stories on this subject --- here..

 

Group files petition to overturn council vote to approve casino http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_942129ba-3d02-11e4-9400-3b2f6ef59cdb.html

 

 




 

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FREE ANTI-BULLYING FILM SCREENING AT
GLENDALE MAIN LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 29 

Glendale, Ariz. –Bullying negatively affects not only the victims it targets, but the entire community. In response to this widespread problem, the Glendale Main Library and The Be O.N.E. (Open to New Experiences) Project are joining together to present a screening of the PG-13-rated documentary "Bully.”The free screening will be held on Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m., in the Glendale Main Library auditorium, 5959 W. Brown St. Prior to the film, community organizations will be available to offer a variety of resources on bully prevention; and following the film, advocates from The Be O.N.E. Project will lead a discussion, offering additional thoughts and solutions.

 Directed by Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, "Bully" is a thought-provoking look into the lives of five families drastically impacted by bullying. According to the documentary’s website, www.thebullyproject.com, more than 13 million American kids will be bullied thisyear, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. “This film is a conversation starter for the community,” said Karen Reed, library manager with the Glendale Public Library System. “We hope everyone will walk away with the information needed to facilitate positive change for a more caring community.” 

The Be O.N.E. Project is a community-building, anti-bullying prevention program created by Phoenix high school student Matthew Kaplan. Its goal is to harness the power of positive peer pressure to create an inclusive and fulfilling school experience. For more information call 623-930-3530 or visit the library website at www.glendaleaz.com/library. ###

 

 

 

 

 

9 -8 - 7- 6 -5 -4- 3- 2- 1-----Wheeeee!!!  Celebrate!
First Indian tribe to have naming rights on  a professional sports venue.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8641.

Jobing.com Arena is now the Gila River Arena.  Standing on stage are Shane Doan (Arizona Coyotes Captain), Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Casinos President of the Board of Directory Deborah Griffin and Mike Smith (Arizona Coyotes).

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The Arizona Coyotes have a new home 

By Bette Sharpe  -  Glendale Daily Planet

Jobing.com Arena is no more.  On Wednesday at noon on the north face of the arena the new name was revealed, Gila River Arena, Home of the Arizona Coyotes!  IceArizona enters a nine-year agreement with the Gila River Indian Community. 

The arena opened its doors in 2003 as Glendale Arena.  In 2006 the name was changed to Jobing.com Arena.  With the city council’s vote on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 saying that the name of the arena could be changed and became Gila River Arena. 

At a major press conference on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the arena in Westgate Entertainment District were Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony Le Blanc, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Casinos President of the Board of Directors Deborah Griffin and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8660.

Shane Doan, Arizona Coyotes Captain, Governor Jan Brewer, Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony Le Blanc, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Casinos President of the Board of Directors Deborah Griffin and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers were presented with a Coyotes/Gila River Indian River Casino commemorative crystal gift.  Standing at the far right side is Mike Smith, Arizona Coyotes.

 

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Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza speaking and the unveiling the new name for the hockey arena, Gila River Arena on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the arena in the Westgate Entertainment District.  Governor Mendoza announced an historic naming rites partnership with Arizona Coyotes and the Gila River Indian Community.  “No other American Indian Tribe in the United States or in North America has their name associated with an arena or stadium in the National Hockey League, the National Football League or Major League Baseball.” 

 

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Arizona Coyotes Captain Shane Doan presents Arizona Governor Jan Brewer with a Coyotes/Gila River Indian Community commemorative crystal gift.  Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony Le Blanc stands just to their left.

 

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Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc President answered questions from the press after the unveiling of the name for the hockey arena.  The former name for the arena in Glendale was Jobing.com Arena.  With Tuesday’s city council vote, the name was changed to Gila River Arena which ended the Jobing.com agreement a little early.  The deal partners the Arizona Coyotes with the Gila Rivera Indian Community for nine years.

 

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Here is a link to total statewide voter registration.
  http://www.azsos.gov/election/voterreg/Active_Voter_Count.pdf

 

Here is a link to the full listing of 2014 General Election candidates.

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/General/fulllisting.htm

 

Info on Justices & Judges up for retention:

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/General/Judges/

 

2014 Ballot Measures

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/general/ballotmeasures.htm

 

Campaign Finance Database

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/general/ballotmeasures.htm

 

Pebble Beach Webcam

http://www.pebblebeach.com/golf/pebble-beach-golf-links/live-golf-cams/hole17

 

Precinct Level results

http://www.azsos.gov/results/2014/primary/

 

Remember:

The deadline for to register for the General Election is Oct. 6.

Early voting begins Oct. 9.




 

 

 

GLENDALE FIRE URGING RESIDENTS TO TAKE

EXTREME CAUTION DURING RAINY WEATHER

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency after early morning thunderstorms caused record flooding throughout the valley. More rain is expected today. The Glendale Fire Department urges citizens to use extreme caution during the current rainy weather and not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary. Please follow these tips to stay safe:

 

·         Children need constant supervision around all bodies of water.

·         Avoid moving water.

·         Stay away from damaged areas unless your assistance has been specifically requested by police, fire, or relief organization.

·         Emergency workers will be assisting people in flooded areas. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way.

·         If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, get out immediately and climb to higher ground. DO NOT attempt to push your car to higher ground as the ground underneath the surface may be unstable.

·         Roads may still be closed because they have been damaged or are covered by water. Barricades have been placed for your protection. If you come upon a barricade or a flooded road, go another way.

·         Flooding may have caused familiar places to change. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Flood debris may also hide animals and broken bottles. Avoid walking or driving through it.

·         If you must walk or drive in areas that have been flooded, stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.

·         Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.

·         Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.

·         Use extreme caution when entering buildings; there may be hidden damage, particularly in foundations.

 

Several City of Glendale locations have free sand and sandbags for people who need to prevent flooding in their homes and businesses.  The only requirement to distribute the sand is that residents must bring their own shovel.  If flooding occurs in and around a home or business, create a barrier with sandbags to divert the water.   

 

Listed below are the addresses where citizens can get the sand and sandbags:

 

Ø  Glendale Fire Support Services:  7505 N. 55th Ave. (Near 55th Ave. & Orangewood)

Ø  City of Glendale Community Center North:  14061 N. 59th Ave. (Near 59th Ave. & Hearn)

Ø  Glendale Fire Station 156:  6801 W. Deer Valley Avenue

Ø  Lions Park: 63rd Avenue and Hayward Avenue

Ø  Bonsall Park: Northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road (next to hockey rink)

 

For more information related to utilities, public safety and free sandbag distribution, please visit www.glendaleaz.com .

 

GLENDALE’S FINANCE DIRECTOR HONORED BY

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s Finance Director, Tom Duensing, recently received the “Turnaround of the Year” Award from the Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding CFOs (Chief Financial Officer) Program.   

According to the publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal: 

“The goal of our Outstanding CFOs Program is to identify the best CFOs in the Valley, who have compiled a track record of financial success in their organizations – public or private companies, for-profit or non-profit organizations, small and large businesses. Qualities include their accomplishments, business ethics, leadership, education, community involvement, entrepreneurial spirit and other positive traits.  (Mr. Duensing was) nominated for the award and selected by our advisory board to receive this special award honoring a CFO stepping in to establish effective operations, implement solid management, improve cash flow and increase production.”

Duensing began his tenure with Glendale in October 2013, creating a five-year budget forecast and a balanced budget approved by the city council.   He is known for having a personable and understandable style of explaining the complex budget to a wide audience from key stakeholders in the city to the media or local business owners. 

Duensing is a CPA with more than 20 years’ experience in government finance.    He previously served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Maricopa and spent 16 years at the City of Tempe where he served as both Deputy Financial Services Manager and City Auditor.   

“In less than 11 months, his expertise in municipal financing has resulted in a path to financial stability and a comprehensive 5-year forecast for the city, among his many other achievements,” stated City Manager Brenda Fischer. “He has the highest ethics and continually demonstrates a dedication to transparency and we are so fortunate to have Mr. Duensing on our team.”

The Phoenix Business Journal will hold its awards ceremony in late October and will also feature an article on Mr. Duensing and the other award winners in the publication’s Oct. 24 print edition. 

For more information on Glendale’s staff, programs and services, visit www.glendaleaz.com.




GLENDALE’S PUNT, PASS & KICK COMPETITION

POSTPONED DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS

 

 

WHO:                   Parents and children participating in the football competition

 

WHAT:                 The city of Glendale’s local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event was scheduled to take place at the Foothills Park this evening, Tuesday, Sept. 9; however due to field conditions after the storm, it has been postponed

 

WHERE:               Foothills Park sports complex, field #1, 19070 N. 57th Ave. (57th Avenue, north of Union Hills Road)

 

WHEN:                 NEW DATE! The event is rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.

 

WHY:                    The football fields at the complex are unusable due to the storm and flooding, but will be ready for use again in a few days’ time




GLENDALE EMPLOYEE RECEIVES PARKS & RECREATION

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR FROM LOCAL ORGANIZATION

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Mike Gregory, Glendale parks and recreation administrator, was recently honored as Parks & Recreation Professional of the Year by the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association (APRA) at their recent annual conference.

Gregory was nominated for his consistent strong leadership, innovative solutions to complex challenges and developing his staff, displaying his versatile expertise in many areas of his field. With more than 21 years of professional experience, he has overcome many challenges during his tenure and also maintained a strong commitment to APRA as an industry leader.

Some of the recent significant projects Gregory led include coordinating an Arizona State Tourism Association grant for Thunderbird Conservation Park improvements for directional and safety signage; creating a partnership with Arizona Game and Fish to implement an urban fishing program at an existing park; implementing the use of laptops for lead staff out in the field to increase communication levels and expedite problem resolution; forming a partnership with the City of Peoria in creating an annual environmental awareness event “Party for the Planet” at the Skunk Creek Linear Park; coordinating the 2013 “Wild Flower” project at our largest conservation park with the non-profit Leadership West organization; and  leading a department “Partners N’ Parks” program for voluntary public involvement in the maintenance of neighborhood parks. In addition, he played a major role this past year in applying for national re-accreditation through National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA.)

 

“Mike exemplifies the very best of what a parks and recreation professional should be and goes above and beyond daily to provide the absolute best service he can for the citizens of Glendale,” stated Erik Strunk, Glendale’s Director of Community Services. “As a department we are very proud of Mike and congratulate him on this accomplishment.”

Throughout his career, Gregory has committed to learning and professional development. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and a graduate of the nationally-recognized Maintenance Management School. In addition, he attended the Athletic Business Conference in 2013 and Leadership Diversity Alliance workshop over the past two years.

For additional information on Glendale’s Parks, Recreation & Library Services Department visit www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation




September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Studies show that children learn best when they have the opportunity to pursue their own interests. That's why a library card is the one of the most important school supplies of all. Glendale Public Libraries provide students with access to innovative programs, classes and education resources to support their curiosity. Best of all, it won't cost you a thing - it's all free with a library card! Stop by one of Glendale's three libraries or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library/LibraryCards.cfm.

 

 

Interested in the History of Sahuaro Ranch Park? Take a free tour this month. Visit the Sahuaro Ranch Historic Area's Main House (built between 1891-1898) and learn details about the house, its role at the ranch, and about the people who lived there, during this free tour. Call 623-930-4201 to schedule group tours with more than 10 people. Tours offered  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m., Sundays in September, at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Info: http://www.glendaleaz.com/SRPHA/index.cfm




 

Glendale Police Seek Help Identifying

Sexual Assault Suspect

    

 

The Glendale Police Department has recently had two similar incidents in which two separate women
 were attacked an assaulted on two different occasions in the same apartment complex by an unknown 
suspect who attempted to sexually assault both of them. The description of the suspect provided by 
both female victims is very similar.

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, just before 1:00am, a 20 year old female had left her apartment in
 the 4700 block of W. Sierra Vista Drive to walk a friend out to his vehicle. While walking back to her
 apartment an unknown suspect grabbed her pulling her down into the gravel landscaping. He attempted
 to sexually assault her, but she was able to fight him off and escape. She was able to immediately notify
 her friend and call police. The suspect fled on foot through the complex and was not located.

Three days later on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, a 23 year old female had arrived at her apartment 
parking lot, just before 5:30am, after getting off work. This was at same apartment complex where 
the previous incident occurred in the 4700 block of Sierra Vista Drive. As the victim walked to her 
outside stairs, she was grabbed from behind and thrown on the gravel landscaping by an unknown 
male suspect. The suspect attempted to sexually assault her. The victim began to scream and two 
unknown males came out of their apartment and chased the suspect off, who fled through the complex on foot.

The description of the unknown suspect in these two incidents is very similar. He is described as a 
Hispanic or Indian male, 19 to 25 years old, 5’9" to 5’11" tall, 160 to 180 pounds, with short black hair,
 possibly with short spikes on top. Attached are two composite sketches of the suspect provided by detectives.

Glendale Police Detectives currently have no leads in this case.  Detectives are seeking the community’s
 help identifying the suspect or suspects involved in this crime. The Glendale Police Department encourages
 anyone that has information to call the Glendale Police Department at (623) 930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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10th Annual Teddy Dear Day, September 6, 2014

A BEARY GOOD DAY and... A DOGGONE  GOOD TME!
By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8542. 

September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day. The teddy bear is named after U.S. President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. A New York toy maker knew a good thing when he saw it. And created a cute stuffed toy bear that was called "Teddy’s Bear" made history. Any day is a good day to cuddle a teddy bear.

New teddy bears that were 12" to 18" in size were accepted at the Glendale Visitor Center to benefit the Glendale Fire Departments Trauma Teddy Program on Saturday. For those not having bears to bring  they could purchase a nice bear for only $8 on ion the spot and donate it. Lorraine Pino, Glendale CVB Manager stated,  "The bears were 8 dollars each. We sold nearly 250 bears. An additional 84 bears were donated. 


She continued, "More than 800 teddy bear fans attended the 10th Annual Teddy Bear Day.  This annual event is a very special day for downtown Glendale and the perfect opportunity for visitors to enjoy unique and fun activities with family and friends.  The more than 6000 teddy bear donations throughout the past ten years for the Trauma Teddy program continues to show the caring and compassion our residents and visitors have for victims of traumatic situations. "

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Lorraine Pino, Glendale CVB Manager buried in bears!

 

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Emiliano Rey pauses and thinks before proceeding to give Al-the-Bear (a.k.a. AL Lenox, Glendale Civic Ambassador) a high five. No one said there would be bears this big for Teddy Bear Day. Visitors stopped first at the Glendale Visitor Center to pick up a free Savings Pack and event map.

 

One of the most important components to Teddy Bear Day was the donation drive to support the Glendale Fire Department’s Teddy Trauma Program, which collects bears to comfort young children affected by traumatic events. Bears were on sale for $8 and will be donated on site with all proceeds of the sales will also go to the program. These Fire Department–approved bears were available at three locations, the Visitor Center, Bears & More and the Country Maiden.

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Let me out! Let me out!

Lorraine Pino, Glendale Convention & Visitor Bureau Manager said that within 45 minutes, the bears sold out and had to get more. The bears sold for $8 and were sold out within 45 minutes of the Teddy Bear Day event, on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

 

 

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(L to R) Rob Bolvin, Shawn Kelly holding Trooper and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers
in front of Bears and More at one of the events on Teddy Bear Day.

 

 

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Gunny would prefer to jump off the ladder, but instead trainer Kim Norman gently encourages Gunny to walk down the ladder as part of their play/work training excises.

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Lois Leinenveber and Chase, a retired search dog, were at the Teddy Bear Day event in Historic Catlin Court on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Chase is 11 years old and according to Lois, "he’s a good guy." He even carries his own ball to the park.

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It may have been Teddy Dear Day, but Saturday, September 6, 2014 was a dog’s day. Dogs for the Arizona Search Dogs organization demonstrated some of their skills as a fundraiser.

Arizona Search Dogs is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that trains, certifies, and develops Canine Search Specialist teams to be mobilizes with USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Task Forces and to assist state and local jurisdictions in urban and wilderness search and rescue activities. Donations are the lifeblood of the Arizona Search Dogs. Without this support and generosity, they could not exist. Donations help to cover the costs of toys, food, training and medical care.

For more information, please visit http://www.arizonasearchdogs.com/

 

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Jackson, Morgan, Ellie and Ryan Burner sold lemonade on a hot and humid Teddy Dear Day, September 6, 2014. All of their proceeds went to the Arizona Search Dogs.

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Gunny jumps over the fence, when given the command by her trainer, Kim Norman.

 

Serious Info -

Two dogs from the Arizona Search Dogs were in Snohomish County Washington to "work" just after the massive mudslide on March 22, 2014. The two dogs, Rogue and Booter spent long, 18 hours days doing what they do. Their deployment began on March 23, 2014.

Dogs don’t sweat like people do

Dogs dissipate heat through panting with their mouths open and sweating through their paws. While painting, moisture on their tongues evaporates and cools them. Also the heavy breathing or panting provides air deep into their lungs and more evaporative cooling.

Keep an eye on the dog’s tongue. The hotter the dog, the farther out his tongue will hang. If the tip of his tongue starts to curl up, it is time to get your dog to a cool, safe place. He is too hot! Dogs can suffer from heat stroke just as people can. Keep fresh water handy both for drinking and in a spray bottle to spray the water over your dog to create a mini evaporative cooler for him. Keep an eye on him until he is back to normal.

Dogs sweat through their paws. You may have seen wet paw prints where a dog has walked.

 

 

Mayor proclaims April 30 Glendale
 Vietnamese-American Recognition Day

By Bette and Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8242.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Mr. Kevin Dang, President of the Vietnamese Community of Arizona, hold the official Proclamation that makes April 30 Vietnamese-American Appreciation Day. About forty Vietnam-Americans gathered in Mayor’s Office on Friday, August 29, 2014. Glendale Mayor Weiers read the proclamation that makes April 30, Vietnamese-American Appreciation Day. Vietnamese who fought side-by-side with American soldiers during the Vietnam War were dressed in their service uniform.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers shook hands with over thirty Vietnamese-American veterans on Friday, August 29, 2014. Mayor Weiers read a City of Glendale Proclamation, proclaiming April 30 and Vietnamese-American Appreciation Day. As the mayor shook hands with each of the veterans, he gave each a challenge coin.

Challenge coins originated during World War I and are usually collected by service members. You just never know when someone might ask to see it. And if you have it, you could get a free drink.

 

 

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers shook hands with over thirty Vietnamese-American veterans  and each received one of these special  coins.

 

 

 

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The story behind the challenge coin begins during World War I.

During World War I in one flying squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed his medallion in a small leather pouch that hung about his neck. Shortly after receiving the medallion, the pilots' aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire and was forced to land behind enemy lines. He and was immediately captured by a German patrol. The Germans took all of his personal identification except for the small leather pouch around his neck. He was taken to a small French town near the front. Taking advantage of a bombardment that night, he escaped. He succeeded in avoiding German patrols. Not recognizing the young pilot's American accent, the French thought him to be a saboteur and were ready to execute him. He had no identification to prove his allegiance, but he did have his leather pouch containing the medallion. He showed the medallion to his executioners and one of his French captors recognized the squadron insignia on the medallion. His execution was long enough for him to confirm his identity.

Back with his squadron, it became tradition to ensure that everyone carried their coins at all times. This was achieved through a challenge. A challenger would ask to see the coin. If the "challengee" could not produce a coin, they were required by buy a drink of choice for the person making the challenge.

If however a coin was produced, then the challenger was required to pay for the drink. This tradition continued on throughout the war and for many years after the war.

 

 

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Mai Le, Publisher/Chief Editor at Viet Lifestyles Magazine Presents Glendale's First Lady Sandy Weiers 
with a sash with the colors of the South Vietnam Flag. This flag - now officially known as the Vietnamese American Freedom and Heritage Flag - 
has three red stripes on a yellow background to represent the three regions of Vietnam. It once flew over South Vietnam; refugees took it up again as they fled communist Vietnam.
Many Vietnamese Americans refuse to recognize the current red-star flag of communist Vietnam and fly the old South Vietnamese flag instead.

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The flag of South Vietnam was designed by 
Lê Văn Đệ in 1948 and was revived by Emperor Bảo Đại in 1948
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A yellow field with three red stripes. The stripes represent the Quẻ Càn,[1] 
or Qian trigram, also interpreted as representing the three regions of Vietnam (North, Central, and South).Influences: Trigram hemel.png

 

 

 

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Mayor Weiers today had over 40 resident Vietnamese Visitors today. 
Many of these visitors were veterans of the Vietnam  War.
Glendale has the largest Vietnamese population of any city in  Arizona.

More story and video to come!

 

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Footnote... When I was at Keesler AFB  in Biloxi Mississippi for radio school in 1971 there were many
Vietnam Air Force Pilots doing their initial flight training in T-28 Prop planes there. No Doubt some of these 
airmen were there at the same  time as I was.... I will have to look  though some of my photos I took back then!
  -   Veteran Sgt .  Ed Sharpe  30454 - USAF



Video of this entire presentation will be  avail.  soon!
More story and photos will also be   posted!

 

 



Girls using laptop at night

GLENDALE OFFERS GRANT APPLICATION ORIENTATION

FOR LOCAL NON-PROFITS AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES SEPTEMBER 10

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s Community Revitalization Division will conduct a grant application orientation/workshop session that will address key elements of the 2015-16 funding cycle. All interested non-profit and governmental agencies are invited to the workshop session, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Room B3 (basement level) of Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Ave.

The city of Glendale will be explaining the online application system this year, which is designed to streamline the process necessary to apply for a grant and save users time and paperwork. The “e-CImpact” system currently is in use at the United Way and should improve the process of applying for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions  Grants (ESG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds. Attendees at the orientation program will be able to see a demonstration of the current web-based system. 

 “We strongly encourage everyone, even those that have used the system to attend the orientation session for tips on using the system,” said Community Revitalization Manager Gilbert Lopez. “We will also be discussing Council priorities and other important items like the submittal of the letters of intent.” 

Programs that become grant-funded must benefit the residents of Glendale. Examples include: assisting with core needs such as food, utilities and shelter; homeless prevention; providing home-delivered meals to seniors; emergency repair programs; housing rehabilitation and other public service programs that benefit low and moderate income persons, and other redevelopment activities.

To register for the free workshop, please call the Community Revitalization Division at 623-930- 3670, TDD 623-930-2197, or AZ Relay Service Number 71

 

GLENDALE’S GOT GAME…

AND CHOCOLATE, TOO - SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale will host a super-sweet event of its own on Super Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. The 20th Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire in Historic Downtown Glendale will be a chocolate lover’s paradise, with special activities geared toward sports fans, as well.

Visitors will delight in the nearly 40 chocolate purveyors, featuring confections like chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-drizzled kettle corn, chocolate-covered nuts, berry chocolate kabobs, fudge popsicles,  chocolate covered cheesecake and bananas, fried Twinkies and fried Snickers dipped in chocolate and much more, all along with free admission and free parking! The Chocolate Affaire is sponsored by Arizona’s famous candy makers, Cerreta Candy Company. The candy factory will offer tours all weekend, and visitors can expect to see some football-themed chocolate creations at the factory.

Families with children will enjoy myriad activities, including hands-on arts and crafts, face-painting and a rock-climbing wall. The exciting new attraction with a football twist will be a “Super Street” filled with live music, games and activities with decorations themed to each of the two NFL conference champion teams in the big game.

Event hours are Friday noon - 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. The event is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale, in Murphy Park, located at 58th and Glendale avenues.

The Glendale Chocolate Affaire will be the culmination of the city’s lineup of festivals, which kick off on Nov. 28 for Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend. The season lineup includes:

•           Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend: Nov, 28-29, 5-10 p.m.

•           Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights: Dec. 5-6, 6-10 p.m.

•           Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend: Dec. 12-13, 6-10 p.m.

•           Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend: Dec. 19-20, 6-10 p.m.

•           Glendale Glitter & Glow: Jan. 10, 4-10 p.m.

•           Glendale Chocolate Affaire: Jan. 30, noon – 10 p.m.; Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

 

For more information on Glendale’s festivals, visit www.glendaleaz.com/events or call our special events hotline at 623-930-2299.                                                                                            

 




GLENDALE OFFERS FREE HOA TRAINING ACADEMY FOR RESIDENTS

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Struggling with HOA issues? Learn how to manage and lead an HOA in this free training series, offered by the city of Glendale, in partnership with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.

Serving on a homeowners’ association board can be intimidating, yet to function well, boards need to have residents who are knowledgeable and willing to serve.  Helping build that knowledge base and the pool of willing residents is the motivation behind this free HOA training series.

The series will run Tuesdays Oct. 7, 14, Nov.18, and Dec. 2, between 6 and 7:30 p.m. each night. All classes will be held at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.  Each of the classes in the series will focus on a different topic, which include:

·         Legislative Update and The Ten Things that get Boards into Trouble

·         CC&R Enforcement, Collections and Budgeting for the Association

·         Protecting your Association: Tips to Prevent Theft and Fraud and Choosing the Right Insurance

·         Water conservation rebates and consultation services provided by the city of Glendale

Registration is open until Sept. 30, 2014.  Early registration is encouraged, as only a limited number of seats are available. To register, please contact Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services at 623-930-2820 and use code #474099-01. 

 To date, more than 560 people have taken the training to gain the tools needed to more effectively manage and lead their HOA.  This training will be taught by HOA attorneys from the Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C., along with a presentation from the Water Services Department. The classes are free to Glendale residents and only $20 for non-residents





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glendale merchants take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8147.
Ice Ice  Baby!   Mayor Weiers and   Downtown merchants take the ice  challenge!

Merchants from Downtown Glendale and Historic Catlin Court came together and took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 29, 2014 for a good cause. Members of the Glendale Fire Department helped with the pouring. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is often called Lou Gehrig disease. Ice and water were provided. But it was B.Y.O.B. (bring your one bucket).

The idea of having a bucket of ice poured over your head may sound to some to be a goofy idea. It went viral on social-media during July and August of 2014 and has raised $100 million dollars. If you have been on another planet this summer, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social-media video challenge where participates agree to have a bucket of ice water poured over their heads. Those participating can then challenge 3 people. If you do the ice bucket, your donation to ALS is $10.00. If you pass on the ice, your donation is $100.00. It is on the honor system.

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A line of about twenty people lined up in the breezeway next to Bitz-ee Mama’s Restaurant, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, August 29, 2014. Elise Spiguzza was the lucky one to get the first bucket of ice poured over their head. Fire fighters from the Glendale Fire Department were on have to help pour.

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Linda Moran-Whittley, Papa Ed’s Ice Cream takes the ice, as Jamie Aldama smiles as a bucket of ice is about to be poured over his head.

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The two member team from Bitz-ee Mama’s both are in black bracing for their bucket of ice.

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And on down the line, the ice poured! Courtney Grosser in the blue tank and shorts looks like she may have gotten two buckets!

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Zachery Grosser (Hop Stop) gets the bucket.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers gets a large bucket of ice over his head. Standing behind him is a member of the Glendale Fire Department. This is the second time Mayor Weiers has gotten iced. The other time was at the Arizona League of Cities Annual Conference in Phoenix earlier in August.

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Levi Emberlin braved the ice! He volunteered for the challenge all one his own.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8200

Dennis Chase (Glass Creations) has dried off and changed clothes after participating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, August 29, 2014. Shortly afterward, he made his donation.

 

                  

Holy Bat-Cake Robin!
Bakery By Chef Tom, in Historic Catlin Court. Walkers passing by the Bakery by Chef Tom at 5835-E West Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, Arizona are able to enjoy the aroma of cookies baking in the oven. (Full disclosure, the chocolate chip cookies were wonderful.). The new bakery is located on the north side of the Promenade on Palmaire, right in the middle; between 58th Avenue on the east and 58th Drive on the west.

 

   

Tohono O’Odham Nation breaks ground for new West Valley Resort

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

The Tohono O’Odham Nation has acquired approximately 135 acres of land in western Maricopa County; it is adjacent to Northern Avenue and 95th Avenue. The Department of the Interior has approved the Nation’s application to take a portion of this land (54 acres) into trust. The Nation proposes to develop a mixed-used resort and entertainment facility of the site which will include a hotel, convention center, casino and related amenities.

Once operational, the West Valley Resort will take place in phases over a projected three years. It will create thousands of construction jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact. The resort/convention/casino is projected to create more than 3,00 permanent jobs, approximately half of which will be on-site in at the casino, and half off site a local vendors and other impacted businesses in the community.

The West Valley Resort is expected to generate more than $45 million in new tax revenue for local, state, and federal governments each year.

Eight people sat on the stage at the invitation only ceremonial groundbreaking for the West Valley Resort today. Those eight were: Glendale City Councilmember Gary Sherwood (Sahuaro District), Tolleson Mayor Adolfo Gámez, Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett, Tohono O’odham Chairman, Dr. Ned Norris, Jr., Timothy Joaquin, Chairman of the Tohono O'odham's Legislative Council, Ms. Angie Listo, Tohono O'odham Nation's Gaming Enterprise Board of Directors, Andy Asselin Desert Diamond Casinos CEO, and Robert Hart, Executive Vice President & Division Manager, Hunt Construction Group.

Glendale City Councilmembers who took part in the groundbreaking ceremony were Councilmember Ian Hugh (Cactus District) Normal Alvarez (Ocotillo District), Councilmember Gary Sherwood (Sahuaro District), and Sammy Chavira (Yucca District). Other Glendale City officials included Glendale City Manager, Brenda Fischer and City Attorney Michael Bailey.

It was last fall or about 10 months ago when the Glendale City Council directed staff to open talks with the Tohono O’odham Nation. The emotional and somewhat heated vote to support the Nation in building a casino came in July of this year. The official voted to approve a formal deal with the Tohono O’odham Nation came after a nearly five-hour long and tense city council meeting. The vote was not unanimous, but 4 -3 vote in favor of the agreement.

There some risks for TO Nation, however. Senate bill (S. 2670) was introduced by United States Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona in July 2014. It is a companion bill to Representative. Trent Franks’ (Arizona) bill, U. S. House Bill 1040. Both are opposed to the casino near Glendale; there is an active lawsuit in federal court and several tribes are not giving up their fight to prevent the newest casino from opening in the West Valley.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7951.

Art Othon, past WESTMARC chairman and retired APS economic development official was the emcee for the new West Valley Resort groundbreaking ceremony, held on Thursday morning, August 28, 2014. When finished, the West Valley will have a unique destination attraction, unlike any in the West Valley.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7964.

Tohono O’odham Chairman, Dr. Ned Norris, Jr. gave the keynote address at groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Valley Resort in the West Valley. Thursday’s groundbreaking was a day Chairman Norris and other have patiently waited for, for a long time.

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr., said "The Tohono O’odham Nation and our gaming enterprise are proud to move forward together with our friends and neighbors in the West Valley to bring greater prosperity to all our communities. Today’s groundbreaking demonstrates the Nation’s commitment to keeping its word and delivering the major economic development project we proposed more than five years ago."

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7960.

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7955.

Ms. Angie Listo, Tohono O'odham Nation's Gaming Enterprise Board of Directors, was one of several speakers at the West Valley Resort groundbreaking on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Sitting to her right is Timothy Joaquin, Chairman of the Tohono O'odham's Legislative Council. The new resort and casino will be located on about 135 acres of land adjacent to Northern Avenue and 95th Avenue. Fifty-four acres of this land has been taken into trust land and it is the Tohono O’odham Nation’s hope to develop this land into a casino. Timothy Joaquin, Chairman of the Tohono O'odham's Legislative Council

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7955.

Peoria Arizona Mayor Bob Barrett and the City of Peoria have supported the West Valley Resort project.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7954.

Andy Asselin Desert Diamond Casinos CEO speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Valley Resort near Northern and 91st and 95th Avenues on August 28, 2014 Andy Asselin, CEO of Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, "This project has been a long time coming. We’re excited to finally begin creating jobs and stimulating business in the West Valley as we build this world-class entertainment destination."

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7999.

Robert Hart, Executive Vice President & Division Manager, Hunt Construction Group

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7982.

Tolleson Mayor Adolfo Gámez spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the West Valley Resort on August 28, 2014. Mayors for both Tolleson and Peoria have been strong supporters of the resort/casino/spa. The city of Tolleson is just to the south of the new resort and Peoria is just to the north. Citizens in both cities would have a relatively quick drive to the West Valley Resort.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7955.

Glendale Councilmember Gary Sherwood was the only councilmember seated on the stage at the West Valley Resort groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Councilmember Sherwood admitted that once he received more information, he changed his mind and his vote from a "no" to a "yes" on the casino and to the financial arrangement with the Tohono O’odham Nation.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8050.

Tohono O’odham Chairman, Dr. Ned Norris, Jr gives Glendale City Councilmember Normal Alvarez a hug. CM Alvarez has been a strong and outspoken supporter of the resort and casino from the beginning.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8064.

Front row: Tohono O’odham Vice Chairwoman, Wavalene M. Romero, Glendale City Councilmember Normal Alvarez, Back row: Glendale Councilmember Gary Sherwood, Tohono O’odham Chairman, Dr. Ned Norris, Jr., Glendale Councilmember Sammy Chavira, and Glendale Councilmember Ian Hugh.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8077.

Several local businesses and their employees are looking forward to the completion of the resort/casino/spa. Included in those who are planning to visit the new West Valley attraction are these three: Lulu Rodriquez (owner of Bit-Zee Mama’s Restaurant), James Webb, and Gabbie Mondragon all from Bit-Zee Mama’s Restaurant located in downtown Glendale.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7937.

A traditional digging stick *(eisakud) was used to break the ground at Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony.

*The letters are underscored here because I was not able to make the diacritical mark needed. The underscore is a substitute for a solid dot.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear audio track  of the  West Valley Resort Ground Breaking

t_o_groundbreak_project.mp3

 

NFL Adopts Plan to Discourage Domestic Violence

TUCSON, AZ - August 29, 2014

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse is joining agencies across the nation in applauding the NFL today.  In a letter to team owners and all personnel, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a proactive plan to address the issue of domestic violence using internal policies, education, leadership, outreach, and public service. This new plan is specifically in reaction to the recent controversy over the Ray Rice case.

 

Emerge! CEO Ed Mercurio-Sakwa said, "The NFL can provide strong role models of men who will not engage in domestic violence or tolerate others who do."

 

Emerge! would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a local angle on this national story, to help your audience understand that domestic violence, including how it plays out with athletes and other high profile individuals, is a very relevant issue here in our community-not just in the NFL.

 

Additional information can be found at www.nnedv.org/news, the website of the National Network to End Domestic Abuse. 

About Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse (www.emergecenter.org) in Tucson, Arizona, is dedicated to stopping the cycle of domestic abuse by providing a safe environment and resources for victims and survivors of all types of abuse on their journey toward healing and self-empowerment. Emerge! operates an emergency shelter in addition to providing crisis intervention, safety planning, individual and group support, life skills development, prevention, and community education.

 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Studies show that children learn best when they have the opportunity to pursue their own
interests. That’s why a library card is the most important school supply of all. Glendale Public Libraries provide students with access to
innovative programs, classes and education resources to support their curiosity. Best of all, it won’t cost you a thing – it’s all free with
a library card. Open the door to a world of possibilities for the student in your life and sign up for a library card today. Stop by one of
Glendale’s three libraries, call 623-930-3530 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Teen and Adult Improv. Learn the basic skills and techniques of improvisation, or ‘improv’ to improve your ability to think on your feet
and perform with confidence, even when you aren’t prepared. Classes will be held Tuesdays for 4 weeks beginning Sept. 2, from 5:30
p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brelby Theatre Company, 6839 N. 58th Ave.
This class will introduce you to a variety of styles of improv, including improv games, scene work and long form. The course is $80 (nonresident
$96), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.
Paws to Read! Reserve a fifteen-minute reading session with an official therapy dog. This program is for readers aged 5-18.
• 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
• 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
Call 623-930-3537 (Main) or 623-930-3437 (Velma Teague) or stop by the youth desk to register.

Teddy Bear Day Celebrates 10 Years in Downtown Glendale. Teddy bears make the world a happier place. That’s why downtown
merchants and the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau are teaming up to hold the 10th annual Teddy Bear Day on Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. in Historic Downtown Glendale.
One of the most important components to Teddy Bear Day will be a donation drive to support the Glendale Fire Department’s Teddy
Trauma Program, which collects bears to comfort young children affected by traumatic events. Bears will be on sale for $8, will be donated
on site and all proceeds of the sales will also go to the program. The Fire Department–approved bears will be available at three locations,
the Visitor Center, Bears & More and the Country Maiden.
Teddy Bear Day activities will include make-and-take arts and crafts, special treats and exclusive deals in Historic Downtown Glendale.
Attendees are encouraged to start their day at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140, where they can pick up a map
of participating merchants, coupons and a savings pack for the first 250 families. Visitors will also be greeted by Al the Bear and can enter
the “Name the Bear” contest to win – what else? A teddy bear!
Another highlight of Teddy Bear Day will be the Grand Opening Celebration of the Arizona Doll & Toy Museum at their new location in
downtown Glendale. Admission will be free for children, and the celebration will include cake and punch, plus a display of antique teddy
bears.
For more information about Teddy Bear Day and other upcoming events, log on to VisitGlendale.com, Facebook.com/GlendaleCVB,
Twitter.com/GlendaleCVB or call the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 623-930-4500.
 
ASU receives rare space rock gift
New lunar meteorite to be on display at ASU’s Center for Meteorite Studies


TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies recently received a precious gift. Aside from its price tag, what makes this space rock so special is where it came from: the moon.

The new sample belongs to the rare class of meteorites originating from the moon called “lunaites.” Of all known distinct meteorites in this world, of which there are tens of thousands, less than a hundred are thought to come from the moon.

The softball-sized meteorite donation is valued at about a quarter of a million dollars, and is likely to be the most significant single donation ever made to the center.

“Of the tens of thousands of known meteorites (most of which come from asteroids), only a very tiny fraction are lunaites. So this is a very rare kind, even among meteorites, which are themselves quite rare among rocks found on Earth,” says Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the center and professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. “This new sample is probably one of our most prized pieces and, without a doubt, one of the most significant recent additions to our collection.”

Known as Northwest Africa 7611, this meteorite was found near the Moroccan/Algerian border in May 2012. It was subsequently purchased by the donor, Jay Piatek, from a Moroccan meteorite dealer. Piatek is an avid meteorite collector and owns one of the more significant private collections in the world. He is a supporter and generous donor to university and museum collections.

The center has six other lunaites in its collection, but their total weight is only about 60 grams. As such, this new lunaite, weighing 311 grams, represents a five-fold increase in the total mass of lunar material in the collection. The total known weight of the original specimen was 916 grams, and the mass donated to the center is the largest remaining mass (or main mass) of this meteorite.

“The chemistry, mineralogy and textures of lunar meteorites, or lunaites, are similar to samples that were brought back from the moon by the Apollo missions (1969-1972). These characteristics are quite distinct from other classes of meteorites and terrestrial rocks,” explains Wadhwa. “Lunaites can have a small amount of metal, but it is present in very small abundance compared to ordinary chondrites, for example, which are the most common types of meteorites.”

Classified as a lunar regolith breccia, this meteorite contains a mix of rock types from the moon’s mare and highlands. However, because there is very little mare material on the far side of the moon, this regolith breccia most likely came from the near side (that has both mare and highlands material).

The gift will be on display for the short term, but there are plans to use it for research purposes in future years.

“It is a beautiful, fresh-looking piece, with one cut and polished face that shows the internal texture and fabric of the rock – as such, it displays a unique snapshot of the lunar surface,” says the Center for Meteorites collections manager Laurence Garvie.

Consisting of specimens from around 2,000 separate meteorite falls and finds, meteorites in the center’s collection represent samples collected from every part of the world. Visitors may explore the collection weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the second floor of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV.

INTELSAT - 50 Years Anniversary! 

 
 
 

 

 

 

2014 primary election unofficial results for Glendale City Council

These are the unofficial results of Tuesday’s primary election as posted on the Maricopa County Recorder’s web page. The November general election, November 4, 2014, will determine the three new Glendale City Councilmembers.

http://recorder.maricopa.gov/ElectionResults_CS/eresults.aspx

(not counting provisional and carryin ballots)

Barrel District

100% (8 of 8 precincts) reporting

Miller, Randy 831 total votes 27.20 % of votes

Turner, Bart 862 total votes 28.22 % of votes

Cholla District

100% (8 of 8 precincts) reporting

Deardorff, Gary 1428 total votes 34.74 % of votes

Tolmachoff, Lauren 1751 total votes 42.60 % of votes

Ocotillo District

100% (7 of 7precincts) reporting

Aldama, Jamie 406 total votes 31.42% of votes

Alvarez, Norma S. 503 total votes 38.93% of votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Furniture Warehouse opens in Glendale
By Bette and Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

 

There was never any need for a grand, grand opening for the newest American Furniture Warehouse. When the doors opened on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Glendale, people came. Some came to browse while others came to shop. The location for the newest American Furniture Warehouse mega store is 5801 N. 99th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona. The Glendale store is only the second AFW store in the state. The first Arizona AFW is in Gilbert, Arizona which opened in later 2013.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7885.

 

American Furniture Warehouse opened Saturday, August 23, at 5801 N. 99th Avenue, in Glendale which is near the 101 and Bethany Home Road; across from the University of Phoenix Stadium. The new AFW is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily or shoppers can shop 24/7 online at http://www.AFWonline.com.


The big retailer has a 600,000 square foot, footprint and is estimated to employee about 300 employees. It is estimated that AFW will contribute 2.5 million dollars annually in sales tax. The City of Glendale waived $225,000 in development fees for the furniture retailer in early 2014.

The 600,000 square foot structure is not just one humongous showroom. The super-sized facility houses, a showroom (approximately 150,000 square feet), offices, furniture assembly area, shipping and receiving and various shops—wood and metal, for example. There are 15 delivery bays behind the showroom, which gives an indication of the physical size and capacity of American Furniture Warehouse.

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. DSC01047.

There is much more to the store. Behind the beautiful showroom at the AFW Glendale location is much more. Here staff members assemble furniture, set up showroom displays, and ready items for delivery. There are also wood and metal shops. Technicians can cut mirrors and glass at this location also. Furniture found at AFW includes recliners, bedroom and living room sets, sofas, patio furniture; furniture for the entire house.

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. DSC01043.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and American Furniture Warehouse CEO Jake Jabs at Saturday, August 23, 2014 opening of AFW’s newest location. American Furniture Warehouse has 14 locations; 12 in Colorado and 2 in Arizona. Gilbert was the first Arizona location for an American Furniture Warehouse. The AFW store in Gilbert opened in late 2013 and is located at 4700 South Power Road in Gilbert.

Now, as of Saturday, August 23, 2014 Glendale, Arizona is home to Arizona’s second AFW mega-furniture store.


Glendale Mayor Weiers, “I couldn’t be any more proud of what’s going on here with this building. This business coming in. It’s going to employee a lot of people in the City of Glendale. It’s going to save our citizens a lot of money on furniture, obviously. Quality product. Quality name. And a reliable, very reliable businesses with a great business reputation. It doesn’t get any better than this.”


“Our Gilbert store is really, really, good. But we think the Glendale location is better, because there are more rooftops nearby”, Said Jake Jabs, American Furniture Warehouse CEO.


Large grand openings are not what American Furniture Warehouse does. Jake Jabs states, "Never had a grand opening. … Just opened the doors. … We are now open." 

Opening the doors to the 600,000 square foot warehouse is a big opening and was greeted  by enthusiasm!

 


Attention Artists

Glendale City Council Councilmember Gary Sherwood also attended the opening of the Glendale location on Saturday. He pointed out AFW’s ‘Canvas Art Program’. Professional artists and photographers can submit their work to the Artists of the West Program! Accepted artwork can be viewed and purchased online. A variety of subjects will be considered, including landscapes wildlife, western, cityscapes abstracts, youth and teen art and other works with mass appeal. These can be fine art, graphic design, or photography from a digital source. The variety of canvas wrap prints can be seen at http://www.afwonline.com/furniture/artists-of-the-west/ 

 

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ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”  - Challenged accepted and two got soaked
By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet


Councilmember Ian Hugh was challenged by Chef Polo to take the “Ice Bucket Challenge” this is what CM Hugh said, “I’ll pay. I’m not doing the bucket! I’ll gladly pay.
 I’ve got to go back to work.” Councilmember Hugh was arrived to Polo’s Italian Cuisine (4935 West Glendale Avenue) in professional business attire and was due to
 attend the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference held in downtown Phoenix, later in the day on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7820.
Chef Polo takes the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. He was challenged by Rachel Simpson, an employee of Polo’s.
That is Rachel pouring the bucket of ice on her boss. In the blue shirt, holding the bucket of ice and water 
is Glendale Councilmember Ian Hugh.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7828.
Chef Polo survives the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7851.
Rachel Simpson, Councilmember Hugh, and Randy Miller, stand at the ready to dump the ice bucket. This is just before the pour. 
Chef Polo challenged Bart Turner, but he was not able to attend. He is still challenged, however. Randy Miller said he would accept
the challenge. Chef Polo is new all done. 


 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7860.
The pour! Rachel Simpson with help from Councilmember Ian Hugh pours the bucket of icily water over Randy Miller’s head.

 




Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7872.
Rachel Simpson, Mary Yu, Glendale City Councilmember Ian Hugh, Chef Polo, and Barrel District candidate, Randy Miller,
 standing in front of Polo’s Italian Cuisine, 4935 West Glendale Avenue and each one has participated in the ALS “Ice Bucket challenge”
. Unless you have been not heard, the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” is sweeping the Internet and social media. 



The “challenges”


Rachel Simpson challenged Chef Polo. (Rachel was challenged by her sister-in-law)
Chef Polo challenged Bart Turner, Councilmember Hugh and Randy Miller
Barrel District Candidate Randy Miller challenged Reginald Martinez, John Benjamin, and Michael Patino. 
All are running for the Barrel District council seat.


Councilmember Ian Hugh challenged: Mayor Jerry Weiers, Glendale Union High School District Superintendent/CEO, 
Mr. Eugene Dudo; and Dr. Denton Santarelli, Superintendent Peoria Unified School District.

Barrel District Candidate Bart Turner accepts the challenge and is reflecting on who will be his choices.
Those challenged, or dared to be filmed while having a bucket of ice water poured on the heads, have 24
hours to comply or forfeit. If you do not take the bucket of ice over the head, your donation to ALS is $100.00.
If you do take the ice, your donation is $10.00.


THIS JUST IN…
Washington, D.C. (August 21, 2014) — As of Thursday, August 21, The ALS Association has received 
$41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21).
 These donations have come from existing donors and 739,275 new donors to The Association. 
(Source: (
http://www.alsa.org/news/media/press-releases/ice-bucket-challenge-082114.html )

More information is available at http://www.alsa.org/

A Little About ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. It is a progressive neurodegenerative
disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and
from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neutrons in ALS 
eventually leads to their death. When the motor neuron die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement
 is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. 
(Source:
http://www.alsa.org/)

 

SEE THE VIDEO OF THE GLENDALE CHALLENGE HERE

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JUDGE JEAN BAXTER NAMED GLENDALE’S

NEW COURT HEARING OFFICER

 

 

Glendale, Ariz. -- The Glendale City Court has selected Judge Jean Baxter to succeed Judge Derek Oliverson
as the city's Court Hearing Officer. Judge Baxter was a criminal courtroom judge at Glendale City Court for
25 years, and retired from the city in 2013.
Judge Baxter is active in the community, formerly serving as Glendale Rotary Club President, a Board of Trustees
for Midwestern University, on the Glendale Salvation Army Advisory Board and has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big 
Sisters. She is also a past recipient of Arizona State University West's Women's Studies Program Appreciation Award. 

“We are very fortunate that Judge Baxter, a fully trained judge who worked at our Court, returns as our Court Hearing Officer” 
said Presiding Judge Elizabeth R. Finn.

For more information about Glendale City Court, visit www.glendaleaz.com/court. 




 

Glendale’s Theater Kidz program offers confidence-building and more for those with special needs.

 This special program is designed for individuals, ages 8-22, with physical, mental, emotional or social disabilities. Participants will experience the joy of singing, acting and dancing, while also improving their confidence and making new friends. The final class ends with a live performance on stage at the Glendale Adult Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 21 to Nov. 6 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St. The program is $25 (non-resident $30), and preregistration is required. Info: 623-930-2820 or www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.




 

Rainwater! It’s free, fresh, and filling.

 A new demonstration to feature rainwater harvesting and native Sonoran Desert plants has recently been installed the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, a four-acre garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St). The demonstration is located near the Main Library’s front (north) entrance and will make beneficial use of rainwater captured from the library’s roof. When it rains, the rainwater will spread and soak through a series of basins and provide supplemental watering to the plants.

The garden renovation is funded by a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant in partnership with the city of Glendale Water Services Department and the Watershed Management Group. www.facebook.com/GlendaleAZGarden.




  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Will be on PBS- local KAET

American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning 
premiering nationwide Friday, August 29

 

Ed Sharpe says "I have previewed this...
 and for any of us involved in  any form
 of visual media, or for those with an interest
 in American history, this is a MUST SEE!

 

 

Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America’s Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 — Oct. 11, 1965).

 

American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premiering nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9-11 pm on PBS (check local listings) explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer, whose enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese internment camps. Peabody- and five-time Emmy award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor — the granddaughter of Lange and writer/social scientist Paul Schuster Taylor — directs and narrates this intimate American Masters documentary.

Taylor, who learned to see the visual world through her grandmother’s eyes, combines family memories and journals with never-before-seen photos and film footage to bring Lange’s story into sharp focus. The result is a personal documentary of the artist whose empathy for people on the margins of society challenged America to know itself.

The film features newly discovered interviews and vérité scenes with Lange from her Bay Area home studio, circa 1962-1965, including work on her unprecedented, one-woman career retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Showcasing more than 800 works by Lange, her first husband Maynard Dixon and second husband Paul Schuster Taylor combined, American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning reveals the camera as Lange’s first muse and the confluence of artists at work and in love. Explaining the impact of these relationships on Lange’s life and documentary photography style, filmmaker/narrator Dyanna Taylor demonstrates the challenges of balancing artistic pursuits and family.

The documentary weaves Lange telling her own story with new interviews of family, friends and colleagues, including Lange’s son Daniel Dixon; Lange’s goddaughter and biographer Elizabeth Partridge; Richard Conrad, Lange’s assistant for the MoMA exhibit; photographer Rondal Partridge, Lange’s assistant and son of photographers Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge; Becky Jenkins, Maynard Dixon’s granddaughter; Dr. Margot Taylor-Fanger, Paul Schuster Taylor’s daughter; and many others.

“My grandmother’s photographs grew out of her depth as a person. Ever since I began my career in filmmaking, I’ve wanted to make a film which would express the true breadth of her work and the ways she perceived the world,” said Dyanna Taylor, whose past work on American Masters films includes Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea and F. Scott Fitzgerald – Winter Dreams. “During my young years, as we spent time together, she taught me how to see, to understand that nothing is as it appears at first glance.”

“We are fortunate to have a family member, who is also a talented filmmaker, telling Dorothea Lange’s remarkable life story in a way that no one else possibly could,” said Michael Kantor, executive producer ofAmerican Masters.

A DVD will be available October 21, 2014, from PBS Distribution. The film’s companion book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (Chronicle Books) by Elizabeth Partridge, is available now.

Launched in 1986 by series creator Susan Lacy, American Masters has earned 26 Emmy Awards — including nine for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special — 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, three Grammys, two Producers Guild Awards, and many other honors. Now in its 28th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations, and operator of NJTV. For more than 50 years, THIRTEEN has been a partner with the tri-state community, using its rich resources to inform and inspire the passionate people of New York and the world to better understand and address the issues that challenge our diverse communities.

To take American Masters beyond the television broadcast and further explore the themes, stories and personalities of masters past and present, the companion website (http://pbs.org/americanmasters) offers streaming video of select films, interviews, photos, outtakes, essays and other resources. American Masters is also seen on the WORLD channel, a 24/7, full-service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming, broadcast in nearly two-thirds of the United States.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is a co-production of Raven Rouge, Inc., Katahdin Productions and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC’s American Masters for WNET. Dyanna Taylor is producer, writer and director. Roberta Grossman is producer. David Leach is editor. Jami Sieber and Evan Schiller are original score composers. Susan Lacy, Michael Kantor and Lisa Thomas are executive producers.

American Masters is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rosalind P. Walter, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Rolf and Elizabeth Rosenthal, Jack Rudin, Vital Projects Fund, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers.Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Cal Humanities.

 

 

 

Council narrowly approves casino deal with Tohono O’odham Nation

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

PRELUDE -  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 the Glendale City Council officially approves a formal agreement with the Tohono O’Odham Nation for the West Valley Resort Project near the Westgate Entertainment District.  The Nation and Glendale have been on opposing sides until last month.

July 24, 2014

BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) indicates the TO (Tohono O’odham) land can be used for gaming.

                        (Source: http://www.indianz.com/IndianGaming/2014/028044.asp)

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2014

Mayor Weiers was to testify in Washington D.C. on July 23, before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  Mayor Weiers was to present the official City of Glendale’s position on the proposed casino near 91st and Northern Avenues.

THE MEETING-

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A special council meeting held on July 15, 2015 came as a surprise to some councilmembers as the next regularly scheduled meeting was in August.  Mayor Weiers received word about the vote from his assistant and returned from vacation in time for the Tuesday vote.

The Glendale City Council in a 4 to 3 vote changed its position on the West Valley Resort Project to one of support at the special July 15, 2014 meeting.  In doing so, the Council repealed the Council’s 2009 position to the Tohono O’odham Nation’s development of land near Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort.  The vote on July 15, 2014 repealed the 2009 position.  The City of Glendale now officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming.  Councilmembers Yvonne Knaack, Manny Martinez and Mayor Weiers were opposed to the change.  The 134 acres of land is located on the southwest corner of 91st and Northern Avenues.

The first week of July 2014

Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, announced his decision in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s property, 134 acres at 91st and Northern Avenues, for reservation status.

Three weeks later on Tuesday, August 12, the council was set to vote on the formal agreement.  The issue has been an emotional one.  Tuesday night’s council meeting was no different.  The 400 million- dollar project on reservation land would bring jobs to the west valley.  The agreement asks the tribe to build its own infrastructure on site and provide their own fire and police services.  The TO Nation will pay the City of Glendale for off-site improvements.  Glendale, in turn, agrees to drop legal claims against the tribe and to the encourage Arizona Congressional delegation to oppose legislations that would prohibit the casino. 

The agreement is worth millions to the City of Glendale.  Ten days after signing the agreement the city would collect $500,000.  And 1.4 million dollars per year, once gaming begins, for 20 years with a 2% bump until 2016.  The figure drops to $900,000 with a 2% bump for the next 10 years.

Citizens who spoke at the Tuesday, August 12, 2014 addressed issues of increased crime and gambling addiction in the area if the casino were to be built.  Those in support of the casino spoke to the number of jobs the casino/resort construction would bring, and about how the casino/resort would keep people in the area during big events.  And, that the land in question belongs to the TO Nation and they do not have to give the City of Glendale anything.

Three Councilmembers and Mayor Weiers thought the entire process was rushed, and has not allowed for the citizenry to be informed about the agreement.  Also, perhaps the city could get a better deal, if there was more time to discuss and investigate.

One of CM Sam Chavira’s fists pounded the top of the dais calling for the vote.  A motion to table the issue failed.  And the Council voted 4-3 to formally accept the agreement with the Tohono O’oham Nation.  CM Gary Sherwood was the swing vote.  During the council meeting on August 12, he admitted that he had changed his mind.

Several amendments to the formal agreement were proposed by CM Manny Martinez, but failed to pass with a majority as did an attempt to table the vote.

Voting for the agreement:  Councilmembers Gary Sherwood, Norma Alvarez, Ian Hugh, Sam Chavira

Councilmember Norma Alvarez, “I know it’s about money.”  “It is about money.”

 

Councilmember Ian Hugh, “We’re back to the money.  I’ll talk about the money.  The money is enough.  They don’t owe the City of Glendale anything.  The land is theirs.  It’s a reservation.  They do not have to pay us a dime.  They are willing to be good neighbors.  They have made an offer to pay the City of Glendale.”

 

Voting against the agreement:  Glendale Mayor Weiers, Councilmembers Yvonne Knaack and Manny Martinez

Mayor Weiers, “Here’s the problem the way I see it.  Whether you support the casino or don’t support the casino.  The fact is, is its five years in the makings.  But it’s about 6 days, actually less than 6 days, that people know exactly what’s going on.  That’s not enough time for anybody to intelligently sit down and go through this.” 

CM Knaack, “My biggest opposition has not been a casino, but has been putting sovereign nation within our city."

Bud Zomok asked, "What’s the rush?”

 

Some Quotes from the council meeting…

Tom Gettings (Peoria, AZ), “The dollar knows no boundary.”  The West Valley cities of Peoria and Tolleson support the casino. “The tribe doesn’t need you.  The casino doesn’t need you.  You need the casino.”

 Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 690.

“You are now neighbors.  That will not stop.  You are neighbors.  Though as neighbors, work with neighbors.  We are good with each other,” John Mendibles, former Mayor of Superior, Arizona. 

 

Later he said,

“I just got to say this.  Pay me for living in your house, and you own your own house.  Pay me.  Pay me for living in your house. Pay me.  But you own your house, but pay me. OK.  Pay me again, then.  All right.  That is what you are saying.  That’s exactly what you are saying.  Pay me for living in your house.  It is their land.  It’s The Nation’s land.  And they are paying you for living in their own house.  Now, you do the same.  Pay me for living in your own house. It’s what you are doing.  Whether it is a good deal or not, they don’t have to give you nothing, at all.”… “Pay me for ling in your house.  The tribe is.  They are paying you for being a neighbor.”

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 695.

John Mendibles, former mayor of Superior, Arizona, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, and Timothy Schwartz, Legislative District 30 Republican Committee Chair.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 695.

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. and Glendale City Councilmember Sam Chavira had time for a photo during the one and only short break in the nearly 5 hour long council meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  CM Chavira’s passion was audible Tuesday, August 12, 2014 as he pounded the top of the dais with his fist at least one time during the almost 5 hour council meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

 

 And  some citizens disowned the council...

 

Bonnie Steiger (Sahuaro District) said, “But I don’t like what I see when I come to a council meeting.  This fighting and this name picking and everything else is uncalled for and it’s very rude. … I have come to council meetings for 38 years and I have never seen a council act the way this one does.  And I am very disappointed in all of you.  And sure won’t vote for you again.”

Will this be a good deal for Glendale?  Was there adequate time for councilmembers to study and understand the agreement or was this part rushed?  Was it just about the money?  Time will tell.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

Randy Miller  speaks... use section  between  him and Alvarez

 

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After the Meeting.... After the Shouting was over...

 

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LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL....

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More Union People attending 

Fire alarm permits $20 a year -   Says Chief Black.

Robin Berryhill brought up having 2 asst. City Managers was NOT 
allowed by the city charter and  she wanted it looked into!

 

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE — TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION & CITY OF GLENDALE APPROVE FORMAL AGREEMENT ON WEST VALLEY RESORT PROJECT

GLENDALE, Ariz. — After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant mutual benefits to both communities for years to come.

In taking this step, the City of Glendale confirms its full support of the Nation’s project, which will include construction of a $400 million resort and casino on its West Valley property. The agreement conveys Glendale’s desire that the Nation constructs and opens the West Valley Resort as expeditiously as possible in order to create jobs and positive economic opportunity in the community.

Under the agreement, Glendale also recognizes that the Nation’s project has never been within its corporate limits or the boundaries of any other city or town. The City supports taking the entirety of the Nation’s West Valley property into federal trust as reservation land, as had been originally requested. Glendale will also withdraw from any litigation against the project.

In return, the Nation has committed to providing Glendale with annual funding in excess of $26 million during a 20 year agreement, including a one-time payment of $500,000 within the next ten days.  As promised from day one, the Nation will pay for construction of the facility, as well as municipal services and all infrastructure costs in and around the project site.  The Nation will then pay Glendale’s monthly standard fees and service charge rates for commercial customers.  This support is in addition to the economic benefits the project will bring to Glendale and the region.

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. said, “This agreement marks a major step forward for the Nation, Glendale, and the entire West Valley, one that will lead to greater prosperity for all our communities. The Nation looks forward to continued partnership with Glendale as we work together to create jobs and a world-class entertainment destination.”

 

In March 2014 the Glendale City Council also joined with other cities in the West Valley in opposing HR 1410, special interest legislation designed to stop the West Valley Resort and the thousands of jobs and economic development it would create.

Glendale is the fifth largest city in Arizona with more than 234,000 residents and four distinct areas:  the Historic Downtown, the Sports and Entertainment District, the Arrowhead area and the Loop 303 expansion.  The city is home to Luke Air Force Base, professional sports teams from the NFL, NHL and MLB and several higher education facilities. Visit www.glendaleaz.com for more information.

The Tohono O’odham Nation is a federally-recognized Indian tribe, with existing reservation lands in Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Pima County, Arizona.  The West Valley Resort will be located at 95th and Northern avenues and will generate thousands of new jobs and more than $300 million in annual economic impact. For more information, visit www.westvalleyopportunity.com.

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TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION & CITY OF GLENDALE

APPROVE FORMAL AGREEMENT ON WEST VALLEY RESORT PROJECT

City supports major economic development project that will create new jobs and opportunity

GLENDALE, Ariz. – After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant mutual benefits to both communities for years to come.

In taking this step, the City of Glendale confirms its full support of the Nation’s project, which will include construction of a $400 million resort and casino on its West Valley property. The agreement conveys Glendale’s desire that the Nation constructs and opens the West Valley Resort as expeditiously as possible in order to create jobs and positive economic opportunity in the community.

Under the agreement, Glendale also recognizes that the Nation’s project has never been within its corporate limits or the boundaries of any other city or town. The City supports taking the entirety of the Nation’s West Valley property into federal trust as reservation land, as had been originally requested. Glendale will also withdraw from any litigation against the project.

In return, the Nation has committed to providing Glendale with annual funding in excess of $26 million during a 20-year agreement, including a one-time payment of $500,000 within the next ten days. As promised from day one, the Nation will pay for construction of the facility, as well as municipal services and all infrastructure costs in and around the project site. The Nation will then pay Glendale’s monthly standard fees and service charge rates for commercial customers. This support is in addition to the economic benefits the project will bring to Glendale and the region.

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. said, “This agreement marks a major step forward for the Nation, Glendale, and the entire West Valley, one that will lead to greater prosperity for all our communities. The Nation looks forward to continued partnership with Glendale as we work together to create jobs and a world-class entertainment destination.”

In March 2014 the Glendale City Council also joined with other cities in the West Valley in opposing HR 1410, special interest legislation designed to stop the West Valley Resort and the thousands of jobs and economic development it would create.

Glendale is the fifth largest city in Arizona with more than 234,000 residents and four distinct areas: the Historic Downtown, the Sports and Entertainment District, the Arrowhead area and the Loop 303 expansion. The city is home to Luke Air Force Base, professional sports teams from the NFL, NHL and MLB and several higher education facilities. Visit www.glendaleaz.com for more information.

The Tohono O’odham Nation is a federally-recognized Indian tribe, with existing reservation lands in Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Pima County, Arizona. According to the Nation, the West Valley Resort will be located at 95th and Northern avenues and will generate thousands of new jobs and more than $300 million in annual economic impact. For more information, visit www.westvalleyopportunity.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPAAG Presents check to GPD for K9 agility facility 

By Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no.7763.

Glendale Police Chief Deborah Black, K9 Officers: Ernie Ochoa and Jason Chambers, Joel Davis, CPAAG President, Randy Miller, CPAAG K9 Committee Chair; in front of Randy Miller is Rikki Ray, CPAAG member and Ado. The check from CPAAG to the Glendale Police Department is for the amount of $14,987.78. The funds are for a new K9 agility and training facility in Glendale. "The guy who has literally ‘worked like a dog’ on this [is] project, Randy Miller," said Rikki Ray, Glendale Police Department Citizen’s Advisory Committee member.

Police dogs cannot train or play in any park. Not having a training area or off duty play area can be stressful for both the dog and handler. Not having a specific area, officers and dogs have to find a green belt area nearby and go late at night when there will not be any other people or dogs to cause a distraction. Like their human counterparts, if a dog suffers an injury from another dog, even though play or from a challenge, the highly trained animal could miss work until he has recovered from those injuries.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7744.

News Fox 10 Photographer Brian Kae, interviewed Randy Miller on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 during the CPAAG check presentation to the Glendale Police Department for a new K9 agility facility. It is uncertain as to when the new course will be open. For the last eighteen months, Randy and his committee have invested many hours and many creative ideas in their fund-raising efforts to make today’s presentation of the funds raised, a reality. "I have gotten as much enjoyment out of this effort as it has been hard work. Working with the Glendale Police Department K9 Unit has been an amazing experience", Miller said. The project included having challenge coins and plush tribute dogs custom made, many hours of attending various events, and hundreds of man hours invested into a recent fund-raising car show.

"This is a big event for us, and I know I speak for our entire group when I say how happy we are that we can make this donation to the Glendale Police Department K9 Unit," CPAAG K9 Committee Chairman Randy Miller said.

CPAAG is very proud to invest time and effort into helping this unit with the agility course and will be delighted in handing over the funds. According to Joel Davis, CPAAG President, "This is by far the biggest project we have taken on, and I am thankful we are now able to contribute to the construction of a facility that will help our K9 units maintain their peak proficiency. We have worked hard, and it is gratifying to see it come to such a successful conclusion."

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

Randy Miller, CPAAG K9 Committee Chair;


Some background

During at a Citizen’s Academy, CPAAG (Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni of Glendale) member Randy Miller heard the K9 officers discussing their goal of building an agility course for K9 training. It was at that class meeting that Randy Miller met Detective Chuck Buffington and Service Dog Buddy from the Glendale Police Department.

Randy brought forth the idea of developing a fund raising committee to assist the Glendale Police Department K9 Unit in achieving their goal. The Board of Directors supported this and appointed Randy as the chairperson of that committee.

Randy Miller thanked Lisa Ann Garcia, Elijah Barerra, Mary Hernandez, and Mark Heemstra "for helping put all [of] those flyers in the cars at all of those car shows." Miller went on to thank, John Kolodzeij for his work on the committee, and "my solid right hand, who I could not have done this without - Alie Helm." Lacey Tolbert Marley’s previous handler.

Others who were an integral part in successfully raising the funds presented to the Glendale Police Department were, Ray Strahl at WEMAR Motor Sports;  Cherlynn Berry and Sherie Audette, 2 Share Foundation; Kevin Gillespie, Denny’s at 51st and Thunderbird; Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Nancy Perry Productions, Commander Christene DeSanti, Glendale Family Advocacy Center; Sanderson Ford, Fraternal Order of Police, Bj’s Car Wash; Black Bear Diner, the Chrome Guys, Tony the Pinstriper, Rene the Toy Guy, Prest-o-Fit, Shooters, Danny Gasper of Danny’s Car Wash, Choice Pet Market and Glendale Powder Coating. Sometimes it takes a community to accomplish a goal.

In addition a special thank you went to City of Glendale Executive Director, Craig Johnson. Mr. Johnson identified an area at the city’s water reclamation plant that will serve as a secure K9 training facility.

CPAAG is a 501c3 organization comprised of residents who have completed the Glendale Police Department’s eleven week Citizen’s Academy. These dedicated citizens support the Glendale Police Department through volunteerism and fundraising efforts for special projects. The Citizen’s Academy is held twice per year and is open to the public. For more information on the Citizen’s Academy contact Marie Shepherd at mshepherd@glendaleaz.com.

Glendale K9 Unit

Sgt. Ernie Ochoa and Mongo, Officer Gabe Vasquez and Ravi, Officer Bryan Anderson and Spike, Detective Chuck Buffington and Buddy, Officer Mike Griffith and Alic, Officer Jason Chambers and Ado, Detective Jeff Maddux and Marley, Officer Tony Smith and Chewy, Officer Wes Zygmont and Mick, and Officer Tom Hammer and Josie.

 

 

AUGUST YOUTH AND TEEN ACTIVITIES

AT THE VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY

Glendale, Ariz. –– Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., is planning the following free activities for youth and teens in August:

ALL AGES

STEM @ The Library: Rocks, Minerals & Fossils! – Wednesday, Aug. 6
Geologists of all ages are invited to meet Earth Museum outreach volunteer Lynne Dyer and see her amazing collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils. A long-time-member of the Mineralogical Society of Arizona, Ms. Dyer will speak briefly about her collection, answer questions, and then give everyone enough time to enjoy her display. This event is for all ages and begins at 2 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call Stephanie at 623-930-3440.

TEEN ACTIVITIES

Teen Library Council Meeting – Thursday, Aug. 21
Are you looking for something fun to do that can actually make a difference? By becoming a Teen Library Council member, you can earn volunteer service hours, have a good time and meet new people, all while helping to make the library a better place for teens. The library is currently recruiting teens, ages 12-18, to provide input on the selection of books and music for the branch’s teen collection. Council members also participate in the planning and presentation of library teen events. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call Greg at 623-930-3441.

Teen Game Café – Saturday, Aug. 30
Teens ages 12-18 can participate in a free afternoon of board and video game tournaments from 2-3:30 p.m. Challenge your friends and other teens to a variety of Wii, X-BOX 360 and PlayStation game favorites. Board games including chess, checkers, Life, Monopoly and others will also be available. Each time you win a game, you’ll receive a drawing entry for the chance to win a grand prize at the end of the event. Feel free to bring your own games (rated E or T only please). Soda and snacks will be served. Register online using the library’s event calendar at
www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3437.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Puppets @ the Teague! – Wednesday, Aug. 13 & Thursday, Aug. 14
The talented librarian puppeteers of the Velma Teague Branch Library will be presenting a story-time puppet show for children and their families on Aug. 13 beginning at 11 a.m. and an encore performance on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. Stories based on children’s books will be performed. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information.

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet – Thursday, Aug. 21
Children ages 11 and younger are invited to join in some artistic fun with Miss Janet at 3:30 p.m. Create a cool craft to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information.

Purposeful Play Group – Thursday, Aug. 21
This program provides socialization, creative play, and stimulating brain development for the little ones. Ms. Gabby, a family educator for Benevilla Family Resource Center, leads this free monthly play group for tots ages 1-5 and their caregivers from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn tips on how to play with your child to maximize brain and skill development. Registration is required. Call 623-930-3437, stop by the youth desk, or register online by visiting the library’s event calendar at
www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

Paws To Read – Monday, Aug. 25
Reserve a 15-minute reading session between 4 and 5 p.m. with Hailey the Golden Retriever. Hailey is an official therapy dog certified through Therapy Dogs International. She loves books and stories of all kinds and loves to meet anyone ages 5 and older. Call 623-930-3437 or stop by the youth reference desk to sign up.

Lego Mania! – Wednesday, Aug. 27
Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to build a Lego masterpiece at the Velma Teague Branch Library. Tons of Legos will be available and all participants will have an opportunity to share their completed projects at the end of the event. This free program will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call 623-930-3437, stop by the youth desk, or register online by visiting the library’s event calendar at
www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

 

 

 

5th Annual Dog Days of Summer event in Murphy Park, A Dog’s Day

By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Glendale Police K-9 Ado and serving as the "lucky" decoy SSgt. Jessie Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
SSgt. Jessie Keller is trained and know what she doing. It is all about play and fun for Glendale Police Dog Ado. Ado’s handler, Glendale K-9 Officer Jason Chambers, not shown ,
 communicates with Ado with both hand and voice commands. For those who might be wondering, Ado responds to Officer Chambers’ commands as well 
as on a lease except when commanded to charge.

During this demonstration, no one or no animal was hurt or injured. The decoy has done this type of training before. Her reaction to Ado charge is part of 
the training. The dog needs to learn to expect that a suspect may yell, scream and will try to hit or kick him. Ado is 5 years old and weighs about 80-85
 pounds of muscle.

For those in the audience on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and saw the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit’s demonstration, it was an impressive scene.

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DOGNADO2!

 

 

 

This year’s theme was "Barkin’ Beauty Inside and Out". This year’s event featured free Frosty Paw Frozen Dog Treats, watering stations and cool pool stops, 
pet massages, raffles and prizes, gifts for pets, a dog wash, Arizona Humane Society Waggin’ Wheel’s kitten adoption, animal blessing, educational seminars, 

photo booth, communitK-9 groups, and Dr. Kit’s Mobile Vet clinic for dogs and cats.

The Glendale Visitor Center collected items for Sun Valley Animal Shelter Pet Adoption & Supply Drive.

 

 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7578.

Chrach (pronounced Crash) is a Military Working Dog (MWD) stationed at Luke Air Force Base. He shows the audience how he can 
balance all four feet on the edge of a chair. Chrach is working with SSgt. Emmick. SSgt. Thomson is in the background. Chrach is a 
handsome K-9 member of the Air Force.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7583.

Pictured above are SSgt. Emmick and MWD Crach. When in the field, SSgt Emmick will carry Crach’s food and water in his pack. 
If Crach is injured, SSgt. Emmick will carry Crach to safety after administering medical attention. They are a team and depend on one another.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7717.

Toni Legotti and Bella were at Saturday’s Dog Days of Summer event in Murphy Park on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Bella 
is an Apple-head Chihuahua, Long-hair.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7677.

Glendale K-9 Officer Jason Chambers, K-9 Ado and serving as the "lucky" decoy SSgt. Jessie Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
 The three individuals pictured about are trained and know what they are doing. It is all about play and fun for Glendale Police Dog Ado. Ado’s handler
 communicates with Ado with both hand and voice commands. For those who might be wondering, Ado responds to Officer Chambers’ commands as well 
as on a lease except when commanded to charge.

During this demonstration, no one or no animal was hurt or injured. The decoy has done this type of training before. Her reaction to Ado charge is part of 
the training. The dog needs to learn to expect that a suspect may yell, scream and will try to hit or kick him. Ado is 5 years old and weighs about 80-85
 pounds of muscle.

For those in the audience on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and saw the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit’s demonstration, it was an impressive scene.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Glendale K-9 Officer Jason Chambers, K-9 Ado and serving as the "lucky" decoy SSgt. Jessie Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
 The three individuals pictured about are trained and know what they are doing. It is all about play and fun for Glendale Police Dog Ado. Ado’s handler
 communicates with Ado with both hand and voice commands. For those who might be wondering, Ado responds to Officer Chambers’ commands as well 
as on a lease except when commanded to charge.

During this demonstration, no one or no animal was hurt or injured. The decoy has done this type of training before. Her reaction to Ado charge is part of 
the training. The dog needs to learn to expect that a suspect may yell, scream and will try to hit or kick him. Ado is 5 years old and weighs about 80-85
 pounds of muscle.

For those in the audience on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and saw the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit’s demonstration, it was an impressive scene.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

(Left) Glendale K-9 Officer Jason Chambers,  K-9 Ado and serving as the "lucky" decoy SSgt. Jessie Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
 (Far Right) Officer Ochoa looks  on.
 The four individuals pictured about are trained and know what they are doing. It is all about play and fun for Glendale Police Dog Ado. Ado’s handler
 communicates with Ado with both hand and voice commands. For those who might be wondering, Ado responds to Officer Chambers’ commands as well 
as on a lease except when commanded to charge.

During this demonstration, no one or no animal was hurt or injured. The decoy has done this type of training before. Her reaction to Ado charge is part of 
the training. The dog needs to learn to expect that a suspect may yell, scream and will try to hit or kick him. Ado is 5 years old and weighs about 80-85
 pounds of muscle.

For those in the audience on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and saw the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit’s demonstration, it was an impressive scene.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Glendale K-9 Officer Jason Chambers, K-9 Ado and serving as the "lucky" decoy SSgt. Jessie Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
 The three individuals pictured about are trained and know what they are doing. It is all about play and fun for Glendale Police Dog Ado. Ado’s handler
 communicates with Ado with both hand and voice commands. For those who might be wondering, Ado responds to Officer Chambers’ commands as well 
as on a lease except when commanded to charge.

During this demonstration, no one or no animal was hurt or injured. The decoy has done this type of training before. Her reaction to Ado charge is part of 
the training. The dog needs to learn to expect that a suspect may yell, scream and will try to hit or kick him. Ado is 5 years old and weighs about 80-85
 pounds of muscle.

For those in the audience on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and saw the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit’s demonstration, it was an impressive scene.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Glendale K-9 Officer Jason Chambers, K-9 Ado and serving as the "lucky" decoy SSgt. Jessie Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.
 The three individuals pictured about are trained and know what they are doing. It is all about play and fun for Glendale Police Dog Ado. Ado’s handler
 communicates with Ado with both hand and voice commands. For those who might be wondering, Ado responds to Officer Chambers’ commands as well 
as on a lease except when commanded to charge.

During this demonstration, no one or no animal was hurt or injured. The decoy has done this type of training before. Her reaction to Ado charge is part of 
the training. The dog needs to learn to expect that a suspect may yell, scream and will try to hit or kick him. Ado is 5 years old and weighs about 80-85
 pounds of muscle.

For those in the audience on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and saw the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit’s demonstration, it was an impressive scene.

 

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7581.

A "Frosty Paws" frozen ice cream-like treat for dogs was given to the first 300 dogs at Saturday’s 5th Annual 
Dog Days of Summer event in Downtown Glendale. A walk in Murphy Park on a warm summer day and something 
cold to enjoy makes summer, summer.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no.7630.

Heather Gabaldone and Fran Sargent of Breeder Release Adoption Service at the 5th Annual Dog Days of Summer event in 
Murphy Park on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Breeder Release Adoption Service is a 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing
 dogs from commercial breeding facilities and claims to have placed 2,025 dogs in homes with the help of volunteers.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7723.

Hot Dogs & Cool Cats Grooming offered a dogs a wash on Saturday, to raise funds for the Sun Valley Animal Shelter. 
It is for a good cause. Hot Dogs & Cool Cats owner, Terry Welty was busy on Saturday. Most if not the dogs were 
happy about getting a bath but maybe happier when all was done.

Linda Moran-Whittley/Glendale Daily Planet. ( do not  enlarge  THIS SMALL  FILE IS  SMALL)

Hot Dogs & Cool Cats, Kurt Oleson, Sun Valley Animal Shelter & Terry Welty owner & Chloe Biers daughter, donated 
$253.00 to shelter from Doggy Wash.

 

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Pictured: Kurt Oleson, Sun Valley Animal Shelter, Sun Valley Animal Shelter Volunteer Leigh Ann Hendrickson and Integrative 
Body Dynamics owner, JoAnn Clinton. Integrative Body Dynamics donated $49.00 to shelter from pet massages
.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7610.

Saturday, august 2 was the 5th Annual Dog Days of Summer event in Murphy Park, in Downtown Glendale.

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Linda Moran-Whittley, Papa Ed’s Ice Cream, is holding a check for $795 made out to the City of Glendale Crisis Response Team. 
Linda keeps a Tips jar on here ice cream store’s counter for customers to voluntarily donate to the City of Glendale Crisis Response 
Team. Thanks to all who did. Linda is holding the successful end result of a year-long effort. At the end of Saturday’s event customers 
who visit Pap Ed’s will see the same jar waiting on the counter for a tip of any size—pennies, nickels, dimes or dollar bills—for next year.

 

 

 

 

 

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Something new that works.
Living  with your camera and being comfortable!

By Bette Sharpe -  Glendale Daily Planet

I have recently started using the Peak Design’s (PD) Slide Sling Strap and Clutch camera straps. There was not anything really wrong with my camera. However, when using the PD Slide, my camera does not bounce nor does the strap get tangled in my eyeglasses (I wear a pair of readers on a plastic frame around my neck.). The Slide is wider (1 ¾ inches) than my old strap, and is more comfortable and offers more versatility.

The Slide attaches to the camera body with the PD Anchor system by threading a braided cord attached to the Anchor through the camera’s lug. The Anchors are easy to install and offer a quick and secure method to connect the strap to the camera. The Anchors then attach to the Slide via Links which were already attached to the ends of the Slide. The Anchor attaches to the Link (literally the link between the Anchor and the actual strap) by sliding into the Link and then by pressing down slightly on the Anchor and listening for the click. It is done without complication or fuss. Much easier, and with a more positive result, than threading the strap through the buckles that came with the camera.

To release the Slide (strap) from the Anchor, just press down on the disc and slide it out. That is it. So easy and non-techie can do it!!!

The Slide also offers several wearing positions—across the body (sling strap), around the neck (neck strap), on the shoulder (shoulder strap). But for me the amazing feature the Slide offers is how easy it is to adjust the length of the strap. There are two D-rings on either strap. Just pull up the D-ring (which is like a handle) to raise the camera or pull down to lower. The Slide can adjust from 37.5" to 52". On a long shoot even a small change in camera position helps give my neck and shoulders some relief. The Slide is made with a smooth "tubular webbing" material, without a seams, that does not catch on clothing. There is padding for the neck, but it is not bulky, but rather is included within the strap.

From the package: "The Anchors have braided Vectran cord and are rated to 100 lbs. each". Included in the package was a tripod plate. If I attach the Slide to the tripod plate and use one of lugs as an attachment point, the camera and lens point downward. Wonderful! I do not have to worry about the lens extending farther out from my side or front.

The other camera strap I am impressed with is Peak Design’s Clutch, which is a hand strap allowing me to hold my camera securely in the palm of my hand. I have not used it as much or for as long as I have the Slide. However, the Clutch has provided a secure and comfortable "hand grip" for my Nikon without have to wrap a camera strap around my wrist and arm. Having a Secure grip is the optimal word for me. I do not want to drop an expense camera with a lens, especially a camera I really like.

 

 

 

Linda A. Montgomery, Director Braille and Talking Book Library  www.azlibrary.gov/braille 
shows two ways  to read audio books. At the left is a standalone  Audio Book reader and on the
right is an iOS  tablet with an app to download  from the   library.

 

 

 

 

 

Planet News Feed for  -  Saturday, July 19, 2014

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8th Annual Christmas in July 
By Bette Sharpe  -  - Glendale Daily Planet   

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7334.

Santa Claus and Emillia Mertens inside Country Maiden on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Santa Claus was available for pictures. His busy season is about to start.

Santa is busy and mentioned that everyone needs to "be kind". Santa has been known to deliver lumps of coal at Christmas. Christmas arrives in five months. There is still plenty of time to "be kind" and to remember, "That everyone you come in connection with is a member of someone else’s family,"  - Santa C.

Christmas in July also kicks off the start of installing 1.5 million lights for the city's annual holiday light display. The installation of the holiday lights takes more than four months and 5,000 labor hours to complete in order to be ready for Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend on Nov. 28-29.

 Christmas in July -  - -- -

Additional activities that were free or available for a small fee, 

*Get your Christmas card photo done early! Santa will greet visitors and pose for
photos, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Country Maiden, 7146 N. 58th Ave.
Photos will be available for a nominal fee and shoppers are welcome to take their
own pictures with Santa.

*Make your own Nougat Christmas Tree at Cerreta Candy Co.

*See old-fashioned and vintage holiday décor and gift items at the Country Maiden

*Decorate Sugar Cookies from Shelley's Specialty Desserts

*Catlin Court Christmas Cookie Progressive Recipe Book – participating businesses will
feature a page/recipe for the book from their own family recipes; put all the
pieces together and you will have an old-fashioned community cookbook.

*Donate food to benefit Hope for Hunger

*Hear Brelby Theater's cast of Little Shop of Horrors (running during July) singing

*Christmas Carols at the Visitor Center

*Make-and-Take Christmas Magnets from The Talented Tortoise

*Make-and-Take Christmas Card at The Open Door

*Make-and-Take Ice Cream Cone Ornament from Papa Ed's

*Paw Prints Photos on Christmas paper from the Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit

*The first 200 visitors will receive a Savings Packs, first-come, first-served at the Visitor
Center beginning at 10 a.m.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7436;

Keila and Leo Rubio asked Glendale K-9 Unit Officer Jason Chambers to sign a Christmas card, Ado signed with a paw print. There was no cost to make a card; however, donations were accepted to support the Glendale K-9 Unit protective vest project. This event was held at the new location of 2 Share Gifts in Historic Catlin Court, 7148 N. 58th Drive.

 

 

 



Premiere During Catlin Court Christmas In July - 
  We Got To Meet Chef Tom For Cookies!

Photos by  Ed and Bette  Sharpe

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7404.

Chef Tom Sanders and his son Duncan at their new Bakery By Chef Tom, in Historic Catlin Court. Walkers passing by the Bakery by Chef Tom at 5835-E West Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, July 19th, \are able to enjoy the aroma of cookies baking in the oven. (Full disclosure, the chocolate chip cookies were wonderful.). The new bakery is located on the north side of the Promenade on Palmaire, right in the middle; between 58th Avenue on the east and 58th Drive on the west.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7406.

Chef tom Sanders and his son Duncan at their new Bakery By Chef Tom, in Historic Catlin Court. Walkers passing by the Bakery by Chef Tom at 5835-E West Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, July 19th, \are able to enjoy the aroma of cookies baking in the oven. (Full disclosure, the chocolate chip cookies were wonderful.). The new bakery is located on the north side of the Promenade on Palmaire, right in the middle; between 58th Avenue on the east and 58th Drive on the west.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7413.

Chef Tom is putting the cookies into the oven.

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7461.

The cookies are ready!!!!!!!!

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7413.

Muffins - Cookies - Cakes- Brownies - Lunch Deli and MORE!
In the Promenade in Catlin Court
Stop in and Meet the Chef Tom !

 

 

 

Glendale Kiwanis Stuff-the-Bus
event on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7340.

Early Saturday morning, there were still lots of room on the Glendale Kiwanis’ school supply bus. Shoppers with donations dropped off their supplies or made a monetary donation to help kids in Glendale get ready for school. It maybe mid-July, but school starts in about three weeks for area elementary school children. As most parents know, getting a child ready for school can be expensive.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7345.

Jessica Knaack, President of Glendale Kiwanis Club 2009-2011, and Yvonne Knaack, Vice Mayor, standing in front of the school bus they would like to fill with school supplies. Stuff the Bus with School Supplies, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Arizona was underway in the Walmart parking lot at 59th Avenue and Northern on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p. m.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7360.

Kiwanis members, Joe Quintana, Jessica Knack, and Glendale vice Mayor, Yvonne Knack at the Stuff-the-Bus with school supplies event on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale with Glendale Elementary School District, Walmart, and Frito-Lay.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7393.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers shops for back-to-school supplies on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7339.

Kristina Kidd makes a donation of school supplies help fill the school bus at the Glendale Kiwanis’ Stuff–the-Bus event on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in the Walmart parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dog lovers will gather in downtown Glendale for the city’s annual Dog Days of Summer event from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. 

The city’s fifth annual event will celebrate Barkin’ Beauty Inside and Out with fun activities and shopping in the park. Educational presentations will take place throughout the event on the health, wellness and quality of life for pets along with pampering experiences. New this year, the Arizona

Humane Society will be on-site with their Waggin’ Tails kitten adoption van. 

Head to the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau booth located in Murphy Park to start your day, where the first 200 visitors will receive a savings pack, as well as a run-down of the day’s activities.

The morning will offer pet owners and their dogs many exhibit booths, with the emphasis on our four-legged friends with everything from frozen doggie treats to pet massages and pet gifts and accessories. As visitors explore the downtown, there will be water and cool pool stations throughout the area for pets. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are encouraged to park in the free covered parking garage located at 58th Avenue and Palmaire.

Additional highlights of the day include:

• Visits with Community K-9 Groups including Glendale’s favorite furry employees such as the Fire Department’s Crisis Response dog Topaz, the Glendale Police Department K-9 team and the Luke Air Force Base K-9 group.

• Free Frosty Paw frozen treats for dogs from Papa Ed’s Ice Cream at the park for the first 300 dogs.

• Photo Booth

• Animal Blessing

• Pratt’s Pets & Feed Display

• Sun Valley Animal Shelter Pet Adoption

• Pet massages, pet gifts and accessories

• Raffles and prizes

• Dog Wash



The Dog Days of Summer also includes a donation drive for pet food and supplies to benefit the animals at Sun Valley Animal Shelter. For a wish list of items needed, visit www.sunvalleypets.org. 

For more details on the donation drive and the overall event, check out www.visitglendale.com or call the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 623-930-4500.

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dog lovers will gather in downtown Glendale for the city’s annual Dog Days of Summer event from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. 

The city’s fifth annual event will celebrate Barkin’ Beauty Inside and Out with fun activities and shopping in the park. Educational presentations will take place throughout the event on the health, wellness and quality of life for pets along with pampering experiences. New this year, the Arizona

Humane Society will be on-site with their Waggin’ Tails kitten adoption van. 

Head to the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau booth located in Murphy Park to start your day, where the first 200 visitors will receive a savings pack, as well as a run-down of the day’s activities.

The morning will offer pet owners and their dogs many exhibit booths, with the emphasis on our four-legged friends with everything from frozen doggie treats to pet massages and pet gifts and accessories. As visitors explore the downtown, there will be water and cool pool stations throughout the area for pets. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are encouraged to park in the free covered parking garage located at 58th Avenue and Palmaire.

Additional highlights of the day include:

• Visits with Community K-9 Groups including Glendale’s favorite furry employees such as the Fire Department’s Crisis Response dog Topaz, the Glendale Police Department K-9 team and the Luke Air Force Base K-9 group.

• Free Frosty Paw frozen treats for dogs from Papa Ed’s Ice Cream at the park for the first 300 dogs.

• Photo Booth

• Animal Blessing

• Pratt’s Pets & Feed Display

• Sun Valley Animal Shelter Pet Adoption

• Pet massages, pet gifts and accessories

• Raffles and prizes

• Dog Wash



The Dog Days of Summer also includes a donation drive for pet food and supplies to benefit the animals at Sun Valley Animal Shelter. For a wish list of items needed, visit www.sunvalleypets.org. 

For more details on the donation drive and the overall event, check out www.visitglendale.com or call the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 623-930-4500.

 

Get ready....
To welcome!
Muffins - Cookies - Cakes- Brownies - Lunch Deli and MORE!
In the Promenade in Catlin Court
Stop in and Meet the Chef Tom during Christmas in July - July 19 - Sat.

 

 

MISSING PERSON! 

 

Please see attached photo. Yesterday, July 17th, 2014, at approximately 5:30pm, a 70 year old elderly adult, Patrick Michael O’Hara, went missing from his home in the 9600 block of 52nd Avenue. The Glendale Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Mr. O’Hara.

Patrick O’Hara is a white male, 5’4” tall, 115 pounds, with medium length black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing reading glasses, blue jeans, a grey t-shirt, grey/green windbreaker, and hushpuppy penny loafers. He is also wearing a grey ball cap with the letter “B” red in color. He suffers from Dementia and has only been living in Arizona for two weeks.

Mr. O’Hara is still missing this morning. Please contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 with any information that might help us locate Mr. O’Hara.

 




 

 

Glendale Rotary Club gives 200 teddy bears for

Glendale Police and Fire Crisis Unit

By Bette  and Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Glendale Rotarians presented Glendale Mayor Weiers and Councilmember Hugh with 200 new, cuddly teddy bears. The donation is just the beginning and of a "bear drive" for a total of 2,000 new bears for the Glendale Police and Fire Crisis Unit.

The teddy bears are used by police officers and firefighters to comfort young children who have been affected by a traumatic event like a traffic accident or a fire. The bears, or stuffed animals, help both the child and his or her family and the first responder.

This year, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers has made it his persona goal to help collect 2,000 bears for the police and fire departments. He has solicited help from his community partners at the Glendale Rotary Club to reach his goal.

There were some restrictions for the stuffed animals, for safety of course, no glass eyes for example that could possibly a choking hazard. All of the teddy bears donated will have a home. The bears that the City of Glendale cannot use will find a home with the Shriners.

"It’s the Mayor’s cause, and we pinched in to help him", Councilmember Hugh said during his introduction. Before he was Mayor of Glendale, Mayor Weiers reserved with the Department of Public Safety and saw firsthand how a stuffed animal calmed a child or the child’s family was involved in a traffic accident. Stuffed animals were typically carried in the DPS vehicles. "There is nothing more calming than to give them {a child} a stuffed animal."

While at fire in recently, Mayor asked both police and fire staff about giving a stuffed animal to calm the children whose house was burning and learned that the program was no longer available due to budgetary reasons. It was then that Mayor Weiers made getting stuffed animals, bears, back into the vehicles of first responders a priority.

 

Sara  Steffen,  - Crisis Response Coordinator for Glendale Fire Department stated, "Todays event was a great way for the community to help children who unfortunately experience a 911 emergency. EXAMPLE: When a member of the fire department is able to hand a teddy bear to a child whose house has been damaged by fire and they’re not allowed to go back in the house because of the fire and smoke damage, it gives that child something to hold. My hope is that by giving a child one of these bears right after the emergency, they can see that someone does care and wants to help them. The simple act of giving a child a stuffed animal can help them forget about all the commotion of the call and instead remember that a Glendale firefighter or police officer gave me this awesome new teddy bear. "

 

The July 17, 2014 noon meeting of the Glendale Rotary Club agenda included “Teddy Bear” Day with Mayor Jerry Weiers for Glendale Fire and Police and Arizona Cardinals Group Sales Manager Joe Furmanski and a belated 4th of July Celebration with “The Duke” and “America’s Yodeling Sweetheart” at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 8066 N. 49th Avenue in Glendale. 

 

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7232.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Councilmember Ian Hugh teamed up to raise 2,000 bears, for the Glendale Police and Fire Crisis Unit. Due to budgetary reasons, first responders no longer carry stuffed animals in their vehicles. Mayor Weiers saw firsthand the instant calming affect a stuffed animal can have on a child involved in a traumatic event like an automobile accident. He has made it a priority to raise 2,000 teddy bears. Thanks to the Glendale Rotary Club’s donation of the first 200 bears on Thursday, the mission is off to a healthy start.

 

 

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7205.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, "The Duke", and Glendale Rotary Club president, Gene Dudo at the July 17, 2014 Rotary Club luncheon before the official presentation of the first 200 teddy bears for the Glendale Police and Fire Crisis Unit. Due to budgetary cuts, Glendale first responders no long carry stuffed animal to help kids of all ages cope with a serious situation. Mayor Weiers has made acquiring 2000 bears, teddy bears, stuffed animals a priority.


July 17, Rotary Club Keynote Speaker

Joe Furmanski, Group Sales Manager, Arizona Cardinals

 

 

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 7326.

Joe Furmanski, Group Sales Manager for the Arizona Cardinals spoke also at the luncheon and predicted the team would have an 11-5 season and will end up #2 conference spot. His prediction for last year was 10-6 and that is exactly how 2013/2014 season ended. "Defense wins championships", Furmanski said. The Arizona Cardinals have a strong left line this year. Two Cardinal tacklers bear this out: Cory Brandon (#26) at 6’7" and 324 pounds and Bradley Sowell (#25) also at 6’7" and weighs in at 315.

Kevin Minter (ILB or an Inside Linebacker; #23) who was hurt out last year watched and learned and will bring that information to the up-and-coming season. "Stephan Taylor is your battering ram," according to Furmanski, and is one of the ones to watch to carry the ball this season.

 

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Joy Richards of the Glendale Fire Department  CR-158 Crisis Response Volunteer  shows
 off 2 of 200  the  adorable critters that  were gathered in the Rotary Club  Event..

 

 

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A trunk full of  "pooh"!

 

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers helps  load the bears and other critters up to go to the Police and fire stations!

 

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Tracy Breeden Glendale Police PIO and Glendale Firefighter 
Miguel Sanchez with arms full of bears destined for young people at emergency crisis scenes..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paula Williamson, "America's Yodeling Sweetheart" and Ermal Willianson, a.k.a. John Wayne were featured entertainment. More information on this dynamic duo can be found at http://www.yodellady.com/.

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Rodica Bartels is a Glendale Real Estate agent from CENTURY 21...    The Century 21 crew was responsible  for bringing in a lot  of bears! 

 

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police and fire PIOs Tracy Breeden and Michael Young 

 

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John Wayne and Glendale Councilmember Ian Hugh

Ermal Willianson, a.k.a. John Wayne. More information can be found at http://www.yodellady.com/.

 

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John Wayne and Glendale Councilmember Ian Hugh

Ermal Willianson, a.k.a. John Wayne. More information can be found at http://www.yodellady.com/.

 

 

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Ed Sharpe Videos Paula Williamson, "America's Yodeling Sweetheart"  More information can be found at http://www.yodellady.com/.

 

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GLENDALE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS TRUST LAND FOR GAMING

    

Glendale, Ariz. –– This afternoon the Glendale City Council voted in favor of repealing the Council’s 2009 position that opposed the Tohono O’odham Nation developing land within Glendale’s planning area for a proposed casino and resort. Today’s vote repeals the 2009 position and states that the city officially supports the trust land being utilized for gaming.

The Glendale City Clerk will send a copy of today’s resolution to all members of the Arizona Federal Delegation, announcing the city’s position. In addition, city staff will continue to negotiate with the Tohono O’odham Nation as previously directed by Council. 

 

Meeting Date:

7/15/2014

Meeting Type:

Voting

Title:

DISCUSSION, UPDATE AND POSSIBLE ACTION RELATED TO PROPERTY

LOCATED AT APPROXIMATELY 91ST AND NORTHERN AVENUES AND THE TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION’S APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF THE LAND

INTO TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION

Staff Contact:

Brent Stoddard, Intergovernmental Programs Director

 

Purpose and Recommended Action

Pursuant to direction from City Council, staff is being requested to update the Council on federal actions, legislation and hearings related to the property located at approximately 91st and Northern Avenues.

 

Background

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Glendale was notified by the Clerk of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs that the Committee would be holding a hearing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. titled "Indian Gaming: The Next 25 Years." The Committee also invited Mayor Weiers to attend and testify at the Committee hearing.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is also the Committee that House of Representatives Bill 1410 "Keep the Promise Act of 2013" has been referred to. H.R. 1410 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Trent Franks in April 2013. The bill passed the House in September 2013 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The Committee has taken no action on the legislation.

The City Council, at its March 25, 2014 Council meeting, adopted Resolution No. 4783 opposing House of Representatives Bill 1410 "Keep the Promise Act of 2013" and directed the City Clerk to send the resolution to the members of the Arizona Federal delegation.

The City Council, at its March 18, 2014 Workshop, gave staff direction to bring forward a resolution setting forth the City’s official position relating to H.R. 1410. The City Council also discussed and gave direction that the City of Glendale was not changing or waiving its position relating to Resolution New Series 4246, executed on April 7, 2009, opposing the Tohono O’odham Nation’s application to the Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have land taken into trust and an approval of gaming on the land located at approximately 91st and Northern Avenues.

Previous Related Council Action

At the City Council Workshop held on October 15, 2013 and the Workshop of March 18, 2014, the City Council discussed the direction related to property located at approximately 91st and Northern Avenues and the Tohono O’odham Nation’s application for transfer of property into trust for the benefit of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Attachments

None

 

 

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GFWC GLENDALE WOMAN’S CLUB HOSTS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The GFWC Glendale Woman's Club will host 13 city council candidates at a forum to be held on Thursday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Candidates for the Cholla, Barrel and Ocotillo district seats will be in attendance.

The public is invited to attend the event which will be moderated by Grace Kobojek, GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club President. The Glendale Woman’s Club has been a long-time host of the election year forums. “We are honored to continue the long-standing tradition of hosting the election forums which gives local residents an opportunity to meet the candidates in person,” said Grace Kobojek, GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club President. The Glendale Woman’s Club is located at 7032 N. 56th Ave., Glendale.

New this year, the public is invited to submit a question for the candidates which will be considered for inclusion in the forum session. Questions must be emailed to gfwcglendalecandidateforum2014@gmail.com by July 20.

The City of Glendale primary election will be held on August 26 and a general election, if needed, will be held on November 4.

For more information about the Glendale Woman’s Club Candidate Forum, visit www.glendalewomansclub.org.

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GFWC—Glendale Woman’s club, Inc. is a 501(c) nonprofit, charitable service organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. The Glendale Club is part of the General Federation of Woman’s Club, the largest woman’s volunteer organization in the world. The Woman’s Club is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-profit and aims to provide a variety of social events through bi-monthly programs.




 

          

If you are shopping at Walmart pick up a flyer... go in and buy 
some school supplies and stuff the awaiting buss parked outside the store!!!!

STUFF THE BUS With School Supplies  
Sponsored by:
Kiwanis Club of Glendale





Valley Metro Project Update for the West Phoenix
Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study 


Thank you to all who provided input on the West Phoenix/Central Glendale Transit Corridor
 Study at the May public meetings and the online Feedback Form.


As a result of technical analysis and public input to date, an additional route has been identified 
for consideration. The new route runs west along Camelback Rd. from 19th Ave. to Grand Ave., 
northwest along Grand Ave. to 51st Ave., and then north on 51st Ave., providing an alternate 
route into downtown Glendale. 


The Camelback Rd./Grand Ave./ 51st Ave. route will be evaluated along with the Camelback Rd.
/43rd Ave. and Glendale Ave. routes, as shown in the map below. For full project details or to 
comment on the proposed routes, visit
www.valleymetro.org/glendale

 


Proposed Route Alternatives (Updated July 2014) 

Back-to-School Clothing Drive - time to get ready for school!

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

Can you believe it, school starts for most elementary students in less than a month. And it is time to get ready; the summer break is almost over.

The Back-to-School Clothing Dive (BTSCD) is hosting its annual "New Clothes, New Beginnings" clothing and school supply distribution at Alhambra High School. This year, an estimated 5,500 students are expected to pass through both the doors of the north and the south gyms. All in an effort to get ready for school.

BTSCD provides services directly to eligible Title I public elementary schools throughout Maricopa County and the state of Arizona. They are not a direct service provider to the public. Individuals who need clothes for their children should contact their child’s elementary school to determine if they participate in the BTSCD programs.

About 550 kids from the Glendale Elementary schools will pass through the doors on Monday, July 14, 2014. Each will leave with about $300.00 worth of supplies, including shirts, shoes and socks, to help build their confidence for that first day of school. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Hopefully all of this will lead to a life time of learning.

Getting kids ready for school is no easy task. It takes time and dollars. Thanks to the many organizations that helped. These organizations are

Albertsons

Bank of America

Banner Health

Better World Books

Here are three way you can help kids get ready for school.

KPHO CBS 5 Telethon – July 17th, 5 – 7 pm

This Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5-7 pm, you can support our efforts during the KPHO CBS 5 TV Telethon benefiting 
Back to School Clothing Drive! Tune in from 5 – 7 pm, on KPHO CBS 5 TV and call in to make your tax deductible donation.

BHHS Legacy Foundation

The Legacy Connection, an affiliate of BHHS Legacy Foundation, is a long-time supporter of Back-to-School Clothing Drive (BTSCD), has stepped up once again to help us raise the funding to buy new clothes for children in need. For every dollar you donate the Foundation will match it doubling your donation! You do not have to wait till the end of the year to make this donation, but you must by December 31st. There is no time like July 17th to make your donation on-air!

If you prefer to mail your check in you can do so by sending the check directly to Legacy Connection, 360 E. Coronado Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004. They will then match it and send the total amount to BTSCD. Just put Back-to-School Clothing Drive-BTSCD in the MEMO section of your check so they know where to direct your donation. Your donation is still fully tax deductible for you and you can claim it under the Working Poor Tax Credit (ARS 43-1088) when you prepare your Arizona tax return next April.

Albertsons Community Partners

Back to School Clothing Drive is a member of the Albertsons Community Partners program. Every time you shop at Albertsons, 
Back to School Clothing Drive will receive 1 percent of your total purchase! Print the image below and take it with you when you shop at Albertsons!

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BacktoSchoolClothingDrive
Twitter -
http://www.twitter.com/BacktoSchoolCD
Youtube -
http://www.youtube.com/BTSclothingdrive
Instagram -
http://www.instagram.com/BacktoSchoolCD

 

Back to School Clothing Drive! 
KPHO CBS 5 Telethon – July 17th, 5 – 7 pm

This Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5-7 pm, you can support their efforts during the KPHO CBS 5 TV Telethon benefiting 
Back to School Clothing Drive! Tune in from 5 – 7 pm, on KPHO CBS 5 TV and call in to make your tax deductible donation
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This week busses from all over the valley converged on this high school with tons of joyous children to get 
outfitted for back to school! Back packs, books, clothes, accent items, shoes and more!
Personal shopper Christine Wilhelm assists Emma Hernandez of Desert Garden School of Glendale AZ

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The shoe  department did a brisk business  all day long! 

 

 

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Sanyia Gonzales and her shopping assistant  pick out a felt bookmark.

 

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We will not run out of books!

 

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Ali Kronz of Banner Health, Sarmad Salama (or S. Salama and B. Murad) and Bader Murad are both from Desert Garden School in Glendale. Desert Garden and other schools in the Glendale Elementary School District start school on August 11, 2014. The blue bags contain polo shirts, short, belt, sweatshirt, unmentionables, shoes and socks, a cap and maybe a headband and handbag and school supplies. Before heading back to the bus, each student will select two books, have something to eat, a backpack and a Phoenix Suns orange and purple cap; and ready to start school with confidence.

 

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An estimated 5,500 students are expected this week to participate in the event at Alhambra High School. To ensure that everyone gets what they need, the hallway next to the gym holds more clothing.

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Inventory!

 

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Stitches of Love members are busy year round making clothing and other items for the Back-to-School event. These other items included handbags, knitted caps, for later in the year of course, felt bookmarks, headbands and scarfs.

 

 

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Stitches of Love members are busy year round making clothing and other items for the Back-to-School event. These other items included handbags, knitted caps, for later in the year of course, felt bookmarks, headbands and scarfs.

 

 

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Gael and Dillan Predra are finished selecting their clothing items at the 2014 Back-to-School Clothing Drive (BTS) and are standing next Jack Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo staff members were some of the many volunteers at the week-long event. This year, the distribution of school supplies was held at Alhambra High School, 3839 West Camelback Road. Next year, once new seating has been added to the Grand Canyon gymnasium, the annual event should return to Grand Canyon University.

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Isaac E. Imes teacher Verity Hodgkinson, Angel Tisnado and Jack Allen (Boys Team Charity). Angel is getting ready for his first 
day of first grade. He was in Ms. Hodgkinson, kindergarten class.

 

 

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 Enjoying lunch before boarding the bus to go home.
Each child got a backpack. These pictured and  other yet to 
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Isaac E. Imes teacher Verity Hodgkinson, Angel Tisnado and Kelly with the East Valley Boys  Service Club.

Kelly was responsible  for helping hand out backpacks.

 

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Isaac E. Imes teacher Verity Hodgkinson, gathers the troops  for the retun trip home.

 

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Sponsors  helped make this  event the success it  was...

 

 

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More information can be found at http://www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com/

 A big shout-out to the more than 1,500 volunteers that help make this year’s New Clothes, New Beginnings Annual Distribution event a major success.
 Note -  Bank of America had over 950 volunteers help this year! 

Ahwatukee Foothills National Charity League
Alpha Delta Kappa
APS
Bank of America
Boys Team Charities
Boys Team Charity
Boys Team Charity – Camelback
Boys Team Charity – North Valley
Boys Team Charity Camelback
btc-Sonoran Fiesta League
CBS 5
Delta Dental of Arizona
Desert Vista Spiritline
Dignity Health Corporate Real Estate
East Valley Boys Service Club
FedEx SmartPost
Glendale Community College Phi Theta Kappa
Intel Corp
Jack and Jill of Phoenix
Kiwanis Valley of the Sun
Macerich
Madison Meadows National Junior Honor Society
Mayvale Hospital
National Charities League
National Charity League – Arrowhead
National Charity League – Cactus Wren Chapter
National Charity League Scottsdale Chapter
NCL Arrowhead Chapter
NCL Camelback
Notre Dame Prep High School
ONELIFE YOUTH GROUP
Paradigm Technology
Phoenix Bapt. Hosp.
Sanofi
UPS
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Wells Fargo
ZMC Hotels

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BacktoSchoolClothingDrive
Twitter -
http://www.twitter.com/BacktoSchoolCD
Youtube -
http://www.youtube.com/BTSclothingdrive
Instagram -
http://www.instagram.com/BacktoSchoolCD

Landmark School 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Kent, Executive Public 
Works Director is leaving Glendale

 

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Stuart Kent, Executive Public Works Director is leaving Glendale after 26 years to work
 for the city of Peoria starting mid-July. as their Deputy Public Works Director.
 Thanks for the years of hard  work  here in Glendale Stuart!

 

 

 

 

 




 

First Annual iCON Toy Convention at the Glendale Civic Center

By Bette and Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

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There was a line of fans outside the civic center on Saturday morning waiting for the doors to open. The convention was packed with vendors and fans. Some of the fans were in costume while others were more focused on finding a treasure. Certain comic book characters and toys have financial and popular staying power. Toys from the convention that seemed to be as popular as ever include Transformers, Ninja Turtles, and Spiderman and (of no surprise) Star Wars characters as well as many others.

This inaugural iCON convention at the Glendale Civic Center supports toy collectors, comic-book fans and pop-culture aficionados as they shop for rare items from local vendors. In addition, attendees learn about toy design and can take part in a cosplay contest. It differs from such conventions as Phoenix Comicon because of its focus on toys.

Vendor spaces were totally sold out and more than 2000 attendees had a Saturday  they would not  forget!

After the  show festivities consisted of an after party held at 9 PM at The  The Shout House AZ at Westgate.

Grey Rogers, director of the event stated, "Thank you to everyone that could attend, and thank you to our sponsors, vendors, and volunteers! We couldn't have done this without you. See you all next year!"

 

There was lots of buzz about summer block buster movies! This is  just one of many industries that keep the fans coming back and asking for more.

NEW MOVIE: Transformers Age of Extinction" was released on June 27, 2014.

NEW MOVIE: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie opens from Paramount on August 8, 2014.

NEW MOVIE: "Star Wars: Episode VII, is scheduled to open on December 18, 2015.

 

 

 

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Mark Ellis was the Design Team lead at Mattel in the early 1980s and oversaw He-Man and Masters of the Universe toy lines, comic books, cartoons, and live action films. "Masters of the Universe" was a 1987 fantasy science fiction film with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor and another familiar name Cortney Cox as Julie. The movie was based on the toy line with the same name.

In Mr. Ellis’ presentation he mentioned that several businesses (or industries) are involved in the development of the toys, which might in turn have a comic book character drawn, and could develop into a television series and/or have a film made. The story lines for medium’s character might be a little different, unless standards were established.

Mark Ellis was one of the panelists at the First Annual iCON Toy Convention held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Glendale Civic Center. Kids, young and old, could be seen looking for a hero from yesteryear of last year. Other panelists on the program were Frank Coroneos and Jeff Myers. Mr. Coroneos worked at Hasbro in the mid to late 80s and was a vehicle designer for GI Joe. Joining Mr. Corneos was author Dan Klingensmith of "Creating GI Joe." Mr. Myers holds a patent for transforming remote control vehicles and has worked on Transformer and Jurassic Park movie tie-in toy lines.

This new film is like the earlier ones in the series. This new one will try to make a memorial impression on today’s boys and girls Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around since the 80s and so have the Transformers, both have undergone

 

 

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Addison Maclellan of Glendale, whose family all belongs and participates 
in the 501st Vader's Fist  Dune Sea Garrison Star Wars Costuming Group, suits up  as a  storm trooper! 

 

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Storm Trooper Aaron Valencia with a Kowakian monkey-lizard 'Tango' on his shoulder, from the the 501st Vader's Fist  Dune Sea Garrison Star Wars Costuming Group, was one on many strange sights at the First Annual iCON Toy Convention in Glendale on Saturday, June 28, 2014. There was a huge line of fans waiting to get in to the Glendale Civic Center on Saturday morning.

 

 

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It is family fun! Storm Trooper Aaron Valencia and Jaysen Valencia with a Kowakian monkey-lizard 'Tango' 
along for a ride from the the 501st Vader's Fist  Dune Sea Garrison Star Wars Costuming Group, ditch the helmets 
for awhile to go shopping on the convention floor.

 

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Special effects in movies, even simple ones, can make a huge and lasting impression on the audience. The Jeep was one of two vehicles from famous movies parked in front of the Glendale Civic Center on Saturday, June 28, 2014 as part of the First Annual iCON toy Convention.

 

 

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This recognizable ambulance from Ghostbusters (1984) brings back memories from the movie.

 

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Susan Pawlowski of Chandler  scores a 'Adventurer Joe' action  figure she had been looking   for   tucked away in a crate under a table... 
It pays  to search every square inch of  a show like this.

 

 

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Makayla Brown welcomes  attendees, Drawn to Comics  was one of the show sponsors.

 

 

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Frank Coroneos, a designer for Hasbro in the late '80s known for such GI Joe military vehicles as the Cobra Condor jet fighter and Mean Dog tank sketches   for  Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander and  Baroness ! 
Dan Klingensmith, (not seen) an author from Arizona working on a book about the history and design of GI Joe toys, was also to the side of the  table providing historical commentary.

 

 

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Frank Coroneos, a designer for Hasbro in the late '80s known for such GI Joe military vehicles as the Cobra Condor jet fighter and Mean Dog tank sketches   for  Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander and  Baroness ! 
Dan Klingensmith, (not seen) an author from Arizona working on a book about the history and design of GI Joe toys, was also to the side of the  table providing historical commentary.

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

City officials rededicate Sine Building as
Glendale Fire Department Admin HQ

By Bette and Ed Sharpe- Glendale Daily Planet
(Video By Ed Sharpe at the end of the article)

The Glendale Fire Department has moved three times. Once the department co-shared a building with the police department and then was moved to a Class A office building (Bank of America on Glenn) and now, finally a permanent home. The Sine Building located at, 6829 North 58th Drive, will be the first official headquarters for the Glendale Fire Department.

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(L to R) Glendale City Manager Brenda Fischer, Councilmember Gary Sherwood, Firefighter Matt Nichols, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Councilmembers Sammy Chavira and Manny Martinez, Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack, and Glendale Fire Chief, Mark Burdick.  Everyone looks on  as Mayor Weiers cuts the "ribbon" with an extrication tool for the grand opening of the Glendale Fire Department Administration’s new home. A no-good-for anything old fire hose was used instead of a ribbon for the official ribbon cutting. Mayor Weiers took precautions in wearing protective foot ware, gloves and googles. The interior of the building is ready for the fire administrative staff. However, the exterior of the 100 year old building could use some paint.

 

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Glendale City Mayor Jerry Weiers addresses the attendees during the dedication.

 

 

"Fire Department is all about tradition. This building is tradition. So again, when you put us together, it just makes a great pair," Glendale Fire Chief Burdick said when asked about the building’s architecture.

Tradition runs deep with the Glendale Fire Department. The Sine brothers, Floyd Holmes, Tuck and Van moved to the Glendale area in 1897. When Floyd Holmes bought this site in 1910, it had a community well and a water tower. He expanded the water system by adding a storage tank and supply lines and sold the water back to the city in 1915. He also built this mission-style building in 1912. His two younger brothers, Tuck and Van, opened a hardware store, Sine Hardware, which stayed in the location until 1991. The city of Glendale restored the building in 1998 and now the fire department is grateful to call it home. Holmes Sine’s great grandson Max Sine is a Glendale Firefighter and Holmes’ great-great grandson Sean is a Glendale Fire Cadet and is in the hiring process.

 

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Glendale City Fire Cadet Sean Sine who is Holmes Sine’s great-great grandson. Sean is no  stranger to firefighting as his father, Glendale Firefighter Max Sine,  is of course Holmes Sine's great grandson! Although  Sean is a Glendale Fire Cadet, which is a volunteer position,  he is in the hiring process for Full time..

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Glendale Firefighter and PIO Michael Young presided over the  dedication ceremony and kept things on track!

 

 

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The Sine Building was rededicated on June 17, 2014. It is the first official Glendale fire department headquarters, fire administration. Moving into the Sine Building was the third time the department has moved and hopefully will be the last. The 100 year old building seems to be a good match for the 100 year old Glendale Fire Department.

 

"…this building has a lot of history."

Glendale Mayor Weiers

 

 

 

 

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(L to R) Glendale City Firefighter Matt Nichols, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, and Councilmember Sammy Chavira.  Helpers 'watch' Mayor Weiers cuts the "ribbon" with an extrication tool for the grand opening of the Glendale Fire Department Administration’s new home. A no-good-for anything old fire hose was used instead of a ribbon for the official ribbon cutting. Mayor Weiers took precautions in wearing protective foot ware, gloves and googles. The interior of the building is ready for the fire administrative staff. 

 

 

 

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Eden Barriga  gets a 'kitty face'  from face painter Michelle Montella at the ceremony of the opening of the Sine Building as the New Fire Admin HQ.

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Watch the video of the event HERE!

 

 


Pink Heals Tour 2014

A Message From Dave


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GLENDALE’S FROM THE HEART PROGRAM TO DISTRIBUTE
$151,500 TO SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
By Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

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Group Photo From the Heart Recipients, administrators and mayor and council members

Sixteen non-profit agencies that provide essential services to Glendale’s most vulnerable children, families and elderly residents received $151,500 in grants on June 10, 2014 from Glendale’s From the Heart program. This is an increase from the $144,490 awarded the previous year

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack presented the grant-award checks to the various agency representatives at the Glendale Adult Center in a brief ceremony.

“The great thing about From The Heart is that all the money goes towards helping Glendale residents who truly have needs,” said Mayor Jerry Weiers,


This much needed money will be used in a variety of ways including feeding the hungry, providing emergency programs for victims of domestic violence and abuse and providing clothing and needed supplies for school-age children in need.
Where does this money come from? The funds distributed were raised through Glendale’s From the Heart program, which enable residents and businesses to add $2 to their city utility bills each month.

In addition, From the Heart also receives funding through partner donations, including Chicago White Sox Charities and Phoenix Coyotes Charities. In addition, the Gila River Indian Community donates $75,000 annually for a three period, totaling $225,000.

Paula Moloff Program director stated " The 'From the Heart Committee' and all of the city volunteers and agencies are very grateful to the residents of Glendale for their generosity and concern for one another, particularly in these hard economic times.

Mary Ann Lavine started From the Heart back in 1997 when she was on the Glendale Community Council. She modeled the program on Tempe’s program. The program in Glendale found a strong champion in Elaine Scruggs, who was mayor at the time.

Since From the Heart began in 1997, more than $2.25 million has been collected and distributed to non-profit agencies servicing Glendale residents.

 

Agencies receiving grant funds this year include....

2014 From the Heat recipients - By the numbers.

The 2014 total award of $151,500 exceed the 2013 disbursement of $144,490



A New Leaf $ 7,500

Alzheimer’s Association $ 7,500

American Red Cross $ 5,000

Back to School Clothing Drive $10,000

Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix $ 7,500

Duet: Partners in Health & Aging $ 7,500

First United Methodist Church $ 7,500

Hospice of the Valley $14,000

Jewish Family and Children’s Services $ 7,500

Maggie’s Place, Inc. $ 5,000

New Life Center $ 7,500

Phoenix Gospel Mission (Rescue Mission) $15,000

St. Mary’s Food Bank $15,000

St. Vincent De Paul $15,000

Teen LifeLine $ 5,000

YWCA Maricopa County $15,000

TOTAL AWARDED $151,500

 

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Council passes 2014-15 budget

By Darrell Jackson Glendale Star

 

http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_000a3ec4-f243-11e3-b458-001a4bcf887a.html

 

A few  things  from the   REPUBLIC - 

Glendale Police Department clears warrants in community

A representative from the Arizona Department of Transportation was also available to help individuals resolve driver's-license issues and assist with ...
Summer band plays downtown
The Glendale Summer Band is the longest-running community band in Arizona. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food, snacks and ...

 

 

“Honoring Our Fallen Heroes” 4th Annual Memorial Day Ride
By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

This Saturday, May 24tt, 2014 was the day for the largest “escorted ride” in Arizona and honored was held honored men and women who gave everything. As one flag said, “All gave something, some gave all.” The 4th Annual Memorial Day Ride (motorcycles) began at Sanderson Ford in Glendale at 10:00 a.m. with a program and presentations of checks to two charities, Soldiers’ Best Friend and Veterans First.
Last year, $5,500 was raised.

The National Anthem was performed by Timothy Arney, Purple Heart recipient and combat veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division. Members of the audience joined Arney in singing the National Anthem when he could not hold back the tears. 

The opening ceremony included the Missing Man formation by the Warbirds Rat Squadron. After the ceremony the 300-400 riders headed west. The route for the ride included a stop at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, and would end at Westgate Entertainment District with a party about 3:00 p.m. 

Event sponsors included, Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln, Westgate Entertainment District, Walmart, Law Tigers Pawn 1st, Indian & Victory of Scottsdale, Atlantic Aviation, Cyclerides.com, Biker Information Guide, Four Peaks Brewery and Sensational Events. 

About the Charities
Soldier’s Best Friend
Mission: To provide United States military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with a trained Service or Therapeutic Companion Dog. Many of these dogs were rescued from local shelters. The veteran is paired with a dog and the two of them will train together until graduation.

http://soldiersbestfriend.org. 

Veterans First
Goal: To help our war heroes improve in their symptoms of PTSD, adjust back into civilian life, lead a more productive life and help them build self-esteem. We also want to help the pet overpopulation problem by helping place shelter or rescue dogs into good homes.

Veterans First
Veterans First is dedicated to veteran issues, such as homelessness, with special emphasis on women veterans, past, present and future. Veteran's First Ltd. is a 501(c3). 

Veterans First collaborates with Community Housing Partnership, federal and state agencies, veteran and community organizations, non-profits, corporations and individuals on developing affordable living for women veterans through financial, in-kind donations and our volunteer network.

Mary Ellen’s Place (for women) provides a comfortable, supportive and safe home for our veterans with no limit on age or tenancy and assists in preventing homelessness through affordable rent. In addition, they are also working on Sallie’s Place for veteran mothers and their children.

http://veteransfirstltd.org/


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6762.
Between 300 and 400 bikers gathered at Sanderson Ford in Glendale on Saturday, May 24th for the 4th Annual Memorial Day Ride. 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6780 and 6848.
Hundreds of bikers gather to do participate in the 4th Annual Memorial Day Ride on Saturday, May 24th, 2014; and then the parking lot was quiet and empty.










Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6793.


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6795.


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6812.
“All gave some, some gave all” the words on the flag. The 4th Annual Memorial Day Ride began at Sanderson Ford in Glendale. In addition to raising funds for Soldier’s Best Friend and Veterans First, the ride, and pizza the day and the even was a day to remember those who served and not to forget them.
The phrase is a familiar one to many who remember the song with the same title by Billy Ray Cyrus. It has also been traced back to Howard Osterkamp, a Korean War veteran. 

How will and what type of public transit will connect 
Glendale to the light rail at 19th Avenue?


By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

Metro began a study in 2013 of the West Phoenix/Central Glendale are to identify where the areas of high public transportation use in the The West Phoenix/Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study area and if these routes would support (through ridership) a connection to/from downtown Glendale to the light rail system at 19th Avenue. Valley Metro staff members gave an update of that study on Thursday evening, May 22, 2014 in the city of Glendale council chambers.

The West Phoenix/Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study is at Level 2 and has ruled out the streetcar to provide high-capacity transit service. The streetcar would be slower than the other forms of transit in the study, light rail and rapid bus service. The transit service area was identified as the area within the rectangle created by 19th Avenue, 67th Avenue, Northern Avenue, and Camelback Road establishing the southern boundary.

Several in the audience were more than a little concerned about when and where and it the purposed light rail would pass through downtown Glendale. Downtown Glendale will need special attention in part due to the smaller amount of right-of-way area and number of historic buildings along Glendale Avenue. Historic Catlin Court is just north of the downtown area would not be considered for the light rail because of its historic buildings. The railroad tracks to the west of Grand Avenue are a major obstacle for the light rail continuing westward. It was obvious to some in the audience, that the big sports and entertainment venues in the West Valley, Westgate and University of Phoenix Stadium for example, seem to be a natural for mass transportation, but not likely in this three leveled project.

Valley Metro will host another public meeting in the fall and provide updates to the project’s Level 3: How do the different types of transit and route combinations compare?) phase of the project.

Valley Metro will present its selected rout and type of transit for the West Phoenix/Central Glendale corridor to the Glendale City Council in the Spring of 2015. The project has a completion date of 2026.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6750.

The Valley Metro transit corridor study for Phoenix/Central Glendale is at Level 2: Type and Route. What types of transit are best for the study area?

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6753.

Proposed Route Alternatives maps shows the Transit Study Area and the Downtown Glendale Analysis Area. The type of transit, light rail or rapid bus service, has not been determined. More studies are underway. Several Downtown Glendale merchants were upset at Thursday’s meeting at the possibility of the light rail system following Glendale Avenue into the Downtown area.

 

Make  your voice heard! Pick a route - speak your mind!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPCG_May2014

 

Also visit this site- 


http://www.valleymetro.org/projects_and_planning/project_detail/west_phoenix_central_glendale/

 


 

GLENDALE’S AQUATICS CENTERS OPEN FOR SUMMER MAY 31

Glendale, Ariz. –– Beginning May 31, the place to cool off this summer will be at one of Glendale’s two aquatics centers as they open for the summer season. These mini-water parks have many of the great amenities of the big water parks without the cost or crowds.

The aquatics centers feature recreation swimming, swim and diving lessons, adult water aerobics classes and private swim lessons, along with special areas for party rentals.

The Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, located at 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., features two slides, a diving pool, lap swimming, play structures, shaded areas, a concession stand and a lazy river. The Rose Lane Aquatics Center, located at 5003 W. Marlette Ave., features a slide, diving pool, lap swimming, play structures, shaded areas and a concession stand.

Recreation swim is available May 31 through Aug. 2. The days and times are as follows:

    • Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center • 623-930-4600
      Monday-Thursday, 1–5 p.m., and Friday, 1–7 p.m.
      Saturday, 12–5 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Rose Lane Aquatics Center • 623-930-7905
Tuesday-Friday, 1 - 5 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

Admission to the aquatics centers is free for ages 2 and under, $2.50 for ages 3-17 ($3.50 for non-residents), $5 for ages 18-54 ($6 for non-residents) and $3 for ages 55 and older ($5 for non-residents). For Rose Lane only, a special Happy Hour with $1 off admission will be from 3:30- 5 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays.

For more information on Glendale’s swimming programs, visit www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

 

Arizona Nonprofit

"Dignity Kids" Launches Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster Contest on Twitter

 

One winner will receive signed collectible movie poster

Arizona Nonprofit

"Dignity Kids" Launches Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster Contest on Twitter

 

One winner will receive signed collectible movie poster

CHANDLER, AZ, May 20, 2014 - Arizona-based nonprofit Dignity Kids, Inc., recently joined Twitter and is inviting followers to enter a contest for a chance to win an exciting prize: a collectible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) movie poster signed by actor and martial artist Ernie Reyes, Jr.
Reyes, who serves as Vice President of Dignity Kids, has a personal connection to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He had roles in the first two TMNT films: as the stunt double for Donatello (the purple turtle) in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and as Keno, the pizza delivery boy, in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

 

The prize being offered is a promotional poster - known as an advance one-sheet - from TMNT II. Advance posters are issued by movie studios and distributed to theaters prior to a film's release. Rather than having a solid white backing, the poster was printed double-sided, with a mirror image on the back, so it could be illuminated by a light box in a theater lobby.

 

To enter the contest, Twitter users must follow Dignity Kids (@DignityKids) on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DignityKids. Then, visit http://tweetsw.in/2934 for additional instructions and a message to retweet. The contest ends on June 6, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random from among all qualifying entries.

 

The Twitter contest is the first in a series of TMNT-related promotions that Dignity Kids, along with corporate partner Lee's ATA Martial Arts, will be conducting prior to the premiere of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on August 8, 2014. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

 

For more information about Dignity Kids, visit www.DignityKids.org.

 

 
CHANDLER, AZ, May 20, 2014 - Arizona-based nonprofit Dignity Kids, Inc., recently joined Twitter and is inviting followers to enter a contest for a chance to win an exciting prize: a collectible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) movie poster signed by actor and martial artist Ernie Reyes, Jr.
Reyes, who serves as Vice President of Dignity Kids, has a personal connection to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He had roles in the first two TMNT films: as the stunt double for Donatello (the purple turtle) in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and as Keno, the pizza delivery boy, in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

 

The prize being offered is a promotional poster - known as an advance one-sheet - from TMNT II. Advance posters are issued by movie studios and distributed to theaters prior to a film's release. Rather than having a solid white backing, the poster was printed double-sided, with a mirror image on the back, so it could be illuminated by a light box in a theater lobby.

 

To enter the contest, Twitter users must follow Dignity Kids (@DignityKids) on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DignityKids. Then, visit http://tweetsw.in/2934 for additional instructions and a message to retweet. The contest ends on June 6, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random from among all qualifying entries.

 

The Twitter contest is the first in a series of TMNT-related promotions that Dignity Kids, along with corporate partner Lee's ATA Martial Arts, will be conducting prior to the premiere of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on August 8, 2014. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

 

For more information about Dignity Kids, visit www.DignityKids.org.

 

 

JUNE YOUTH AND TEEN ACTIVITIES 

AT THE VELMA TEAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY 



Glendale, Ariz. –– Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., is planning the following free activities for youth and teens in June:



TEEN ACTIVITIES 

Pumps & Paint! – Saturday, June 14
Rejected Thrifts, an online thrift shop, is offering teens, ages 12-18, and adults the chance to rehab their favorite pair of pumps, flats, boots, or flip-flops from 2 to 4 p.m. Everything you’ll need to revive your ‘soles’ including paint, glitter and fabric will be provided. Just bring your shoes, and your imagination. Register online using the library’s event calendar at www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3431. 

Teen Library Council Meeting - Thursday, June 19
Are you looking for something fun to do that can actually make a difference? By becoming a Teen Library Council member, you can earn volunteer service hours, have a good time and meet new people, all while helping to make the library a better place for teens. The library is currently recruiting teens, ages 12-18, to provide input on the selection of books and music for the branch’s teen collection. Council members also participate in the planning and presentation of library teen events. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call Greg at 623-930-3437.

Wailing Banshie Ghostly Investigations - Saturday, June 21
Professional ghost hunters will teach teens, ages 12-18, and adults how to conduct a paranormal investigation. This free event begins at 2 p.m. and offers participants the opportunity to learn about some of Arizona's most haunted places and receive hands-on experience using the standard ghost-tracking tools of the trade. Register online using the library’s event calendar at www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3437.




Henna Body Art! – Saturday, June 28 
Learn a form of body art that has been practiced for centuries. Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to participate in this free two-hour workshop presented by a professional henna artist beginning at 2 p.m. The workshop will include demonstrations of how to properly mix and apply henna. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive a henna tattoo that will last for up to two weeks. All materials will be provided. A signed permission slip is required and will be available one week prior to the event at the youth public service desk. Register online using the library’s event calendar at www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3437.




YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Story Time @ Velma Teague Branch Library – Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25
Preschoolers can visit the library at 10:30 a.m. for a 30-minute program that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and short movies. An adult must accompany those under three years old. Registration is not required. For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Baby Time @ Velma Teague Branch Library – Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25
Parents/caregivers and infants, newborn to 18 months, can participate in Baby Time from 11 to 11:20 a.m. The programs include an introduction to books, fingerplays, action rhymes and puppets. Registration is not required. For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Wildman Phil! – Wednesday, June 18
Wildman Phil is bringing wild Arizona to the library. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to learn about wildlife and meet a few critters, including spiders, scorpions, snakes and lizards at 2 p.m. This entertaining and informative live-animal show will highlight the unique characteristics of various creatures, their homes and their place and purpose in their community. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information. 

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet – Thursday, June 19
Children, ages 11 and younger, are invited to some creative fun with Miss Janet at 3:30 p.m. This month children can make a fun summer-themed craft. Adult helpers must accompany children under 6 years old. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information.

Purposeful Play Group – Thursday, June 19
This program provides socialization, creative play and stimulating brain development for the little ones. Ms. Gabby, a family educator for Benevilla Family Resource Center, leads this free monthly play group for tots ages 1-5 and their caregivers from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn tips on how to play with your child to maximize brain and skill development. Registration is required. Call 623-930-3437, stop by the youth reference desk or register online by visiting the library’s event calendar at http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm. 

Paws To Read – Monday, June 23
Reserve a 15-minute reading session between 4 and 5 p.m. with Hailey the Golden Retriever. Hailey is an official therapy dog certified through Therapy Dogs International. She loves books and stories of all kinds and loves to meet anyone ages 5 and older. Call 623-930-3437 or stop by the youth reference desk to sign up. 

Lego® Mania! – Wednesday, June 25
Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with Lego®s at the library! Build a Lego® masterpiece while learning about exciting STEM-related themes like symmetry, flight and the concept of scale. This free program will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Registration is required. Call 623-930-3437, stop by the youth desk, or register online by visiting the library’s event calendar at http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm. 

Game Time @ the Teague! – Thursday, June 26
Children 11 years old and under are invited to a fun evening of games and prizes at the library. Kids and their families may drop by the youth department between 6 and 7:30 p.m. to enjoy board and video game competition, Legos®, carnival-style games and more. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information.

Get ready for some big time football in Glendale.

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6741.

Lorraine Pino, Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau Manager, shows off some of the material in the city’s new branding campaign for Supper Bowl XLIX to be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium on, February 1, 2015. At this writing on May 18, 2014, there are 258 days remaining until the big game. Merchants in the downtown area are encouraged to wear a pin with that reads in part, “Glendale’s Got Game. Super City. Super Game”.

Lorraine stated, "We are thrilled to debut the Super City Super Game branding as we prepare for the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl in Glendale. This is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our city, region and state to more than 100,000 visitors and an international television audience."


It has been reported that the last time the Super Bowl was played in Arizona in 2008; the economic impact was 500+ million for Arizona.


The shoulder pads are available if visitors would like to take a selfie. The Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is located at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140 in downtown Glendale.


More information about the “Super Game” in Glendale can be found at http://www.visitglendale.com/superbowl/ and http://azsuperbowl.com/.

 


 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6716.

New banners went up around downtown Glendale to on May 15th, 2014. The countdown is underway for two big football games in Glendale. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and the following Sunday, the Super Bowl.

But wait, there is more! The Pro Bowl that follows the 2014 season and is also in Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015. This is just one week before the Super Bowl. The Pro Bowl game will be televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The 2015 Pro Bowl is the third one that is held in the same city as the Super Bowl!

 

 

 

Hermes 2014 Creative Awards for the
'Planet, Ed and Bette Sharpe

 

Glendale, AZ: CouryGraph Productions, creator of KKAT-IPTV and Glendale Daily Planet was recently honored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) with a 2014 Platinum Hermes Creative Award For The Glendale Daily Planet's " Internet news presentation."

Individual Gold Hermes Creative Award also went to reporter Bette Sharpe for her article that appeared in the Glendale Star entitled "Police department honors K-9 Ronin"

"Our team is extremely honored by this recognition," said Ed Sharpe, Director of CouryGraph Productions which created KKAT - IPTV and the Glendale Daily Planet. "This award reflects the quality of our methodology and work of our all volunteer staff to implement innovative combinations of written, still photography and streaming methods for local programming on the Internet. Sharpe continued, "I think our product is a result of the entire city's interest, advice and participation... "

Finally Sharpe wanted to extend his thanks to other people in the newspaper, radio, television and cable industry that have counseled him and provided an example of technique and values. "I would be nothing without them" Sharpe stated.

Bette Sharpe stated, "I am very pleased that our work has been recognized" "I enjoy photography and it allows me to visually tell stories that might otherwise go untold."

 

Glendale Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV was started in 2004 as the first community video journalism news site in Glendale and perhaps all of Arizona... Serving The Metro West Side of the Valley of the Sun, Glendale Daily Planet has witnessed, participated in and recorded the further rejuvenation of the downtown core, the meteoric rise of the 'Glendale Sports Empire', some of the problems associated with it and the restoration of historic sections of the town.

The work of CouryGraph Productions and other participative community journalists and engineering staff may be viewed, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at www.glendaledailyplanet.com and also in local community newspapers.




Ed Sharpe with Phillips LDK-20 TV Studio Camera Glendale Daily Planet KKAT-IPTV Founder.

Photo by SMECC staff

 

http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com/hermes/hermes2013.jpg

Photo by Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Bette Sharpe stated, "I am very pleased that our work has been recognized" "I enjoy photography and it allows me to visually tell stories that might otherwise go untold."

 

 

 

FIREFIGHTERS REMIND RESIDENTS ABOUT DANGERS
 OF BARBEQUE GRILLS AFTER RECENT FIRE

Glendale, Ariz. –– On Sunday, May 18, 2014, firefighters were dispatched around 4 p.m.to a townhome located at 4900 West Palo Verde Drive for an out of control barbeque grill fire that was extending to the patio of the residence.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they made a quick aggressive attack on the fire and were able to stop it from spreading into the home.

Fire investigators believe the cause was unattended charcoal briquettes.

Damage is estimated at $2,000.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2007-2011, gas and charcoal grills caused on average of 8,800 home and outside fires, resulting in an annual average of 10 deaths, 140 injuries and a combined direct property loss of $96 million.

The Glendale Fire Department urges everyone to follow these safety tips when using a barbeque grill:

ž Position the grill away from siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches and away from play areas and foot traffic.

ž Keep children and pets away from the grill area with a three-foot "safe zone."

ž Use long-handled grilling tools for plenty of clearance from heat and flames when flipping burgers.

ž Remove grease or fat buildup in trays below grill so a hot grill cannot ignite it.

ž For charcoal grills, purchase the proper starter fluid and store out of reach of children and away from heat sources.

ž For propane grills, check the propane cylinder hose for leaks before using it. A light soap and water solution applied to the hose will quickly reveal escaping propane by releasing bubbles. Have leaking fuel lines repaired before using.

ž Never store propane cylinders in buildings or garages. If you store a gas grill inside during the winter, disconnect the cylinder and leave it outside.

ž Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals or kindling have already been ignited, and never use any flammable or combustible liquid other than charcoal starter fluid to get the fire going.

ž Placing combustibles too close to heat, and leaving cooking unattended, are the two leading causes for charcoal grill home fires.

ž Half of all gas grills and charcoal grill home fires begin on an exterior balcony or unenclosed porch. Wall coverings, exterior trim, and plants are the leading items first ignited in home outdoor charcoal grill fires

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Provide input for possible light rail project in Glendale May 22. Valley Metro and Glendale officials will host a public meeting for project input on Thursday, May 22. Valley Metro staff will provide an update on the study to connect downtown Glendale to the existing light rail system. Information on proposed routes, types of transit and next steps will be provided. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity for questions and comments. May 22, 6-8 p.m. at the Glendale City Council Chambers, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. Info: valleymetro.org/glendale

Discover Your Family Story at Genealogy Workshop May 21. Curious about your family’s heritage? Head to this free workshop on May 21 for beginners in basic genealogy to learn how to explore your family tree and research your ancestors at this presentation. Genealogy advisor Clay Johnson will introduce you to tools and resources you can use to get started without feeling overwhelmed. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 21 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave. Info: 623-930-3844.

Do your kids love animals? Humane Kids event on May 22. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join a member of the Arizona Humane Society's Reading Rovers from 6 to 7 p.m. for a story and activity that focus on the importance of considering adoption when bringing home a new pet. Registration is required. Info: 623-930-3437 or www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

    MASTER  PL ANNED  COMMUNIT Y 
 A S P E R A   AT    JOY

      ASPERA - A latin phrase! 

    In plain English this means 

'To the stars, through difficulties'.

 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Pictured: Kurt Warner, Zachery Warner, Brenda Warner , Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, AZ Governor Jan Brewer, 
Don Cardon CEO of Cardon Development Group(behind), Emma Cardon and Banner Medical Group CEO Jim Brannon

 

 

Glendale’s 7th annual Mother’s Day Celebration

 

By Bette and Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

The weather was great the shopping was fun and the special cause was superb for Historic Downtown Glendale’s 7th annual Mother’s Day Celebration!

This Special Saturday in the heart of the historic district featured special deals, gift ideas and activities such as making a mothers day card at Papa Ed's Ice Cream, decorating cookies at Shelly's Bakery, a sunflower project at Open Door and countless of other activities.

2 Share Foundation is had their Grand Opening of the new store located at 7142 N. 58th Dr. that is just around the corner from their old location and offers visitors a great selection of handmade gifts and a nice shady porch for sitting. 2 Share offered up plates full of cookies and  drinks!  2 Share Foundation is continuing to raise money for the Glendale Police K9 Unit dog vests.

 

The special superb cause - The Glendale Visitor Center is collected basic emergency care items for newborns through May 10 to be donated to Arizona Safe Baby Haven.

“We are collecting newborn diapers, new receiving blankets and new infant onesies to assemble Safe Haven kits for local fire stations and hospitals,’’ said Lorraine Pino, manager of the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Through the Mother’s Day event, we will be collecting monetary donations to assist Arizona Safe Baby Haven with its program needs including signage for Safe Haven provider locations."

Under Arizona’s Safe Haven Law, a person will not face criminal charges for leaving an unharmed newborn baby with a Safe Haven provider, including hospitals, fire stations, on-duty firefighters or emergency medical technicians. For more information about Arizona’s Safe Baby Haven Law, go to www.arizonasafebabyhaven.org.

Safe Haven locations

Any hospital

Any ambulance

Any adoption agency

On duty fire stations

Churches

There is NEVER a reason for a baby to suffer death or harm from abandonment any longer.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6704.

Ellie Burner, Heather Burner and Monica Simmons at the Safe Haven table in front of the Glendale Visitors and Convention Bureau on Saturday May 10, 2014. Saturday was Glendale’s 7th annual Mother’s Day Celebration.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 6712

 

A lucky mom will soon receive this bouquet of flowers that Christine Nobles the owner of Glendale Flower Shop in Historic Catlin Court shows us. Saturday, May 10th, the day before Mother’s Day, was a busy one at the flower shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Glendale Police Arrest Two Suspects 
from Early Morning
Home Invasion

 

GLENDALE, Ariz.– Just before 7am this morning, Glendale Police Officers responded to a burglary alarm call at a residence in the 7000 block of W. Phelps Road. Upon arrival, Glendale Police made contact with a male victim who told police several suspects had entered his home, restrained and assaulted him while attempting to take property. The home was occupied by the victim’s wife, his young infant child, another female adult relative and her infant child. The female relative and two children were still inside the home when the victim contacted police outside the home. As the male victim was providing information to police, he saw and pointed out one of the suspects getting into a 4-door red sedan. The suspect fled the scene in the red sedan and was not located. The Glendale Police Department immediately utilized all tools available to us, safely removed the victims from the home, and established a perimeter to search for the outstanding suspects. Two suspects were taken into custody and positively identified a short time later in a wash north of the residence near the 5900 block of Union Hills Drive.

Violent Crimes Detectives working the case have established probable cause for the arrests of the two suspects located in the wash. 24 year old Phoenix resident, Antonio Yanez and 44 year old Phoenix resident, Arthur Meeds are being charged with Armed Robbery and will be booked into the 4thAvenue Jail.

 

The outstanding suspect who fled in the 4-door red sedan has not been located or positively identified. He is described as mixed race male, possibly black or Hispanic, approximately 5’7" to 5’8" tall, with a heavy set build, afro hair style and light beard. Detectives believe there may be a second outstanding suspect that fled the area on foot. He is described as a black male, approximately 5’8" to 6’0" tall, with a slim, muscular build.

Glendale Police Detectives are still actively working this case, conducting interviews, processing the scene and following up on all leads. Detectives are seeking the community's help identifying the outstanding suspect(s). The Glendale Police Department encourages anyone that has information on this case and/or the identity of these two individuals to please call Glendale Police at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-Witness.

 

How can you protect yourself from identity theft and investment fraud?

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily  Planet

"Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen." And because of this, AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to help fight against fraud and identity theft. Free access is available to the information to anyone interested in learning what to watch out for. Participants will receive free alerts about scams and local events when they join the Fraud Watch Network.

Thursday, May 8th at the Glendale Civic Center, the AARP Arizona State office hosted a free seminar on fraud and how to avoid it. Also present were several local agencies that provided information on how to protect yourself against fraud and identity theft.

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. EDS_3080.

Pictured: David Parra, associate State Director for Community Outreach/AARP Arizona, Susan Arthur, Associate Director/FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and Terri Alexon, Investor Education Coordinator/Arizona Corporation Commission’s Securities Division.

Asking basic questions is one of the best ways to invest wisely. There are no dumb questions. Remember you are investing YOUR money and it is your money at stake. A financial professional will welcome these questions. The second part of this first step is to check out the answers. To help verify these answers visit www.SaveAndinvest.org or call 888.295.7422 (FINRA Investor Education Foundation).

Investors, new and experienced, can contact the Arizona Corporation Commission for more information.

Arizona Corporation Commission

1300 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor

Phoenix, Arizona  85007

602-542-0662 or toll free 866-VERIFY-9

www.azinvestor.gov

ALSO

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

FINRA Investor Complaint Center

1735 K Street NW

Washington, DC 2006

FAX: 866-397-3290

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STEM @ THE LIBRARY: STARGAZING & CALCULATING
 ASTRONOMICAL DISTANCES

By Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

Presenter: Tony La Conte put on a 'cosmic' show at the Velma Teague Branch Library

Program attendees enjoyed a night under the stars! In the first part of this program, professional stargazer Tony La Conte explained how astronomers calculate the distances to moons, planets, star clusters, and galaxies. Folks then moved outside to Murphy Park to use powerful telescopes to help identify the globular star cluster M3, the Cigar Galaxy, the Ghost of Jupiter Nebula and the beautiful double star Cor Caroli. Cameras and cell phones were used with the telescopes on display to capture images for the participants. Taking photos of the moon proved to be extremely popular.

Participants were given sky maps for the months of May and June to prepare them for their own explorations over the next two months..

Suitable for ages 5 and up, this program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

If you missed this outing fear not... Tony will be appearing at the Main Glendale Branch on Brown Ave 

BACKYARD STARGAZING FOR EVERYONE
Event Type: Arts and Culture
Date: Monday, June 02, 2014, July7,2014 and August 4, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Library: Glendale Main Library
Description:
Free and fun for the entire family! After dark, weather permitting, telescopes will be in place in front of the library for viewing the night sky. For more information, call(623) 979-1393.
Age(s): Adults, Families, Teens


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Jesus Betello of Peoria journeyed over to Velma Teague Branch Library at Murphy Pak in Downtown Glendale to partake in the Stargazing Event.  Presenter Tony La Conte looks on.


Presenter Tony La Conte will hold  your camera or cell phone up  and get a photo for you!

 

 


If you want to book a star party like this for your school here is further info...

Out Of This World Space Science Programs That Come To Your School 
All programs customized to your needs, presented by Professional Stargazers and aligned to 
National and Arizona State Science Standards 
Family Night Telescope Programs
Stargazing For Everyone, LLC 
Tony and Carole La Conte 
( 623) 979 – 1393 
www.StargazingForEveryone.com 
www.NightSkyShow.com 
A Portable Planetarium that comes to you ! 
Hands-on Educational
Classroom Activities 
Day or night, take a guided tour of the night sky and explore the universe in our planetarium or through our telescopes. Learn star names, see the constellations, and listen to multicultural folklore and historical stories of the night sky. View the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through our telescopes. Daytime programs feature assemblies, activities and viewing the sun through special solar telescopes.
Stargazing For Everyone, LLC

 

 

Take 25 (minutes)

To talk to your children and empower them to make better decisions.

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet 

 

Take 25 minutes to your kids who are between 5 and 17 about personal safety on and offline. Take 25 is an national child safety campaign encouraging parents and guardians to take time on May 25th, National Missing Children’s Day, to talk to their children about ways to stay safer.

The Glendale Police Department offered free information and fingerprinting at the Glendale Public Library’s Foothills Branch on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Several of the young moms were pleasantly surprised and eagerly participated in the ounce a year event.

The Glendale Police Department and Glendale Foothills Public Library, in partnership with The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), observed National Missing Children’s Day this year by participating in the national Take 25 child safety campaign.

May 25th has been observed as National Missing Children’s Day since it was first recognized in 1983. The Take 25 campaign is a national child safety public awareness campaign created in 2007 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and encourages parents to take 25 minutes to talk to their children (ages 5 – 17) about safety and ways to prevent abduction. The campaign begins on May 1stand continues through May 25thevery year in communities throughout the country.

"Every day we hear stories about children who escaped a would-be-abductor because someone talked to them about what they should do in that type of situation", said NCMEC CEO John Ryan. "Education and open communication are key to keeping children safer. Take 25 minutes and talk to your child."

"The Glendale Police Department is dedicated to ensuring parents have the tools and information to have these types of conversations with their children, of any age. We want parents to be equipped to answer questions as well as address child safety across the board, from being addressed by a stranger while walking home from school to surfing the internet and using social media," said Detective Sergeant Patrick Beumler of the Missing Persons and Family Violence Unit.

The Glendale Police Department had presentations available in both English and Spanish and kids got stickers, balloons with their fingerprints, and a chance to meet McGruff the Crime Dog. Parents got age appropriate talking points, a Child ID Kit with their child’s full set of fingerprints and some Recovered Child Stickers to place on their little ones when attending large events like a theme park over the summer to help return them quickly if they wander off while at these large events.

An analysis of attempted abduction cases by NCMEC found that in 84% of cases, the child escaped would-be abductors through their own actions. Teaching children about safety works. It saves lives.

 

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Det. Sanchez of Glendale Police Department greeted Attendees at the first stop to pick up information, balloons, stickers and a child I.D. kit for the parents to fill in.

 

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Detective Sergeant Patrick Beumler of the Missing Persons and Family Violence Unit is holding one of the many information sheets that were available Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at the Take 25 event at the Foothills Branch Library. The sheet of information has suggestions from parents about talking to their children about being safe on and offline. The information is available in either English or Spanish. National Missing Children’s Day is May 25th. The campaign started on May 1st. More information on child safety can be found at http://www.take25.org/.

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Payton Vandahm was among the first to get his fingerprints recorded on his Child ID Kit. Officer E. Harris from the Glendale Police Department is doing the fingerprinting. Fingerprints are critical to a complete child identification redord and should be taken by a trained professional.

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McGruff the Crime Dog knows when recovering a missing child, the most important tools for law enforcement are an up-to-date, quality photograph and descriptive information. This information should be updated every 6 months and kept in a safe and accessible location.


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Officer E. Harris for the Glendale Police Department is recording Parker Valentine’s fingerprints. His mom, Stephanie Valentine (foreground) will keep the Child ID Kit in a safe place. The kit provides space for a high-resolution, head-and shoulders photo and room to record his personal information, physical characteristics, any distinguishing characteristics and medical information.

 

 

 

 

 

2 SHARE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF THE GIFT SHOP, SATURDAY MAY 10 FROM 10 TO 4

Summary of the event::

Glendale, AZ May 10, 2014: 2 Share Foundation is having their Grand Opening of the new store located at 7142 N. 58th Dr. The Grand Opening will be in conjunction with the Historic Downtown Glendale Mother’s Day Celebration.

2 Share Foundation is continuing to raise money for the Glendale Police K9 Unit dog vests. There are several items that when purchased goes towards the vesting project and the proceeds from the gift shop over and above expenses also goes towards the vests.

We are just beginning our quest on the project of raising $15,000 for the 6 vests that are needed at a cost of $2500 each to protect the 6 K9 dogs. Please follow us on Facebook for more events that will be happening in the future.

Please join us in our celebration of the new venue with refreshments, a gift and our ongoing project.

 

 

    

- Glendale Police Department is Proud to Announce Our Involvement in

         

          

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Detective Bobby Edwards carries the torch and other members of Glendale police department escort him.

 

Glendale Police Department officers May 1 ran in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The officers made their way through downtown Glendale carrying the torch.

For information about making a donation to Special Olympics, or information about the torch run, call Assistant Police Chief Greg Domingues at 623-930-3074, or e-mail GDominguez@GlendaleAZ.com

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona statewide. Police officers carry the torch representing the Flame of Hope and dedicate themselves to helping Special Olympics Arizona throughout the state.

History of Law Enforcement Torch Run: 

The Torch Run program began in 1981, when Wichita, Kan. Chief of Police Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for and increase awareness of Special Olympics. The idea was simple: Provide local law enforcement with opportunities to volunteer with Special Olympics in communities where the officers lived and worked.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a series of intra-state/intra-nation runs that take place in the spring and summer in the United States and around the world. Throughout the course of the Torch Run, participants collect contributions from individuals and businesses, asking to help raise support for incredible Special Olympics athletes. The Torch Run is much more than just a run; it is a year-round campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Arizona.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run puts on statewide events such as tip-a-cop, cop on top of doughnut shops, golf tournaments, polar plunges, and inmate fundraising—just to name a few. 

One hundred percent of all money raised for the Law Enforcement Torch Run goes directly to support Special Olympics athletes in Arizona and their supporting programs.

Ninety percent of all money that is given to Special Olympics Arizona goes directly to support Special Olympics programs and athletes.

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Detective Bobby Edwards carries the torch and other members of Glendale police department escort him.

 

 

 

 
The Hometown Christmas Parade Committee presented Hope for Hunger Food Bank with a total donation of $10,000. The donation is a combination of support through the event from APS (Arizona Public Service), Arrowhead Cadillac and the Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade Committee. On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 Hometown Christmas Parade Chair, Pastor Walt Kallestad, Ruben Rodriguez, General Manager, Hope for Hunger, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers (2013 Hometown Christmas Parade Grand Marshal), and 2014 Hometown Christmas Parade Chair, Pastor Lisa Fink participated in Tuesday’s check presentation.

The Hometown Christmas Parade Committee first estimated they would raise $1,500 for the local food bank. The final donation amount of $10,000 was beyond their expectations. The Hope for Hunger Food Bank is in need of a new freezer if the one they have cannot be repaired.


This year's Hometown Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a. m. More information can be found at http://www.hometownchristmasparade.org/

 




Hometown Christmas Parade Chair, Pastor Walt Kallestad, Ruben Rodriguez, General Manager Hope for Hunger Food Bank, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers (2013 Hometown Christmas Parade Grand Marshal), Hometown Christmas Parade Chair, Pastor Lisa Fink.





Ruben Rodriguez, General Manager Hope for Hunger Food Bank and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers (2013 Hometown Christmas Parade Grand Marshal).

 

Over there, are they Glendalians? No they are some of the Arizona Avengers!

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

Free comic book day Saturday, May 3, 2014 seemed to be bigger this year than in past years. Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. This year Drawn to Comics in downtown Glendale was also collecting gently used books for the Glendale Public Libraries.


 

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Darren White (the ‘other’ Spider-man in black), Amber Hunter, Mike Syfritt (Dr. Octopus), Jessica Schmidt (in red as Elektra), Sara Gonzales (Psylocke), and Brandon Taylor (the Beast).


 

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Captain America was seen at the Free Comic Book Day event held in downtown Glendale, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Several larger than life super hero images were on display in the window of Drawn to Comics store on the southwest corner of Glendale and 58th Avenues.

 

 

 

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Jackson Rodebaugh demonstrated how Superman flies. His mom and dad are standing to each side to give him some room. The family is on their way to the Free Comic Book Day event in downtown Glendale. Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May.

 
 
 

Paws for the Cause - First Annual Sun Valley Animal Shelter Pet Expo

By Ed  and Bette Sharpe   - Glendale Daily Planet

 

Fantastic weather  and keen interest of  approximately 2500 guests added up for a landmark day of for the 1st annual Sun Valley Animal Shelter Pet Expo  held in West Glendale  Sunday, April 27th.

Heavy vendor participation made this a diverse offering of  products and services for the pet and pet owner. It was not  just  sales though,  there was  many educational offerings  such as  the animals and information Jody Kieran and crew presented at the 'Fallen Feathers' booth, Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium and others.

"There were 5 food truck vendors with close to 65 vendors who were pet rescues, pet related business and a few community charities we like to work with" stated Kurt Oleson, the Events & Volunteer Coordinator for Sun Valley Animal Shelter. He continued, "We plan on this becoming an annual event and look forward to the 2nd Annual Sun Valley Animal Shelter to be held in March 2015, the 20th Anniversary of the Sun Valley Animal Shelter in Glendale, AZ!"

The Sun Valley Hope Animal Hospital completed 101 vaccinations for non-vaccinated animals and got them up to date. There are now 25 dogs who now have a microchip embedded in case they get lost and eventually scanned to find their way home. 

Guests swooped  down on the raffle items tickets!  They were only   a $1 a piece or 12 for $10  but that raised nearly $900.00 alone for SVAS. 

The event  ran smoothly  with  a staff of 12 and close to 70 volunteers throughout the day who did numerous duties and greeted the public to make them feel welcome and appreciated. 

Kurt Oleson, the Events & Volunteer Coordinator stated - " Thank you to my Events & Fundraising committee with dedicated individuals who assisted to make this a memorable & rewarding day...Kim Stewart, Beth Salzeberg, Amanda Decell, LeighAnn Hendrickson, Kirk Optebeke, Jine Eng, Shirley Parks Deb Ryder and Marsha Rutt ." 

By the Numbers -

Funds raised  - $ 1700.00 approx. 
Adoptions from
Sun Valley Animal Shelter - 4 
Vaccinations: 100 dogs and 1 cat  
Microchips: 25 

 

 

 

 

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Maddy (sitting), Audre Tucker and Kurt Oleson is holding the prize basket that Audre just won. There were several raffles on Sunday, April 27, 2014 as part of the Pet Expo at the Sun Valley Animal Shlter.

 

 

 

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Missy is one of the Puppy Mill Rescue dogs. She is a Yorkie and Brussels Griffon mix. More information about the organization can be found at www.breederadoptions.org.

Other rescue organizations participated also. Including Arizona Golden Rescue, Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue, Breeder Rescue and Fallen Feathers. The last organization is for the birds.

 

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A raven and Jody Kieran at the Fallen Feathers tent at the Sun Valley Animal Shelter’s Outdoor Pet Expo. The raven does not have a pet name, because she is not a pet and cannot have one. The raven should be out in the wild doing what ravens do, but someone made a poor decision regarding Raven and that is why she spends her days as a teacher educating people about birds. Ravens are also federally protected birds. It is illegal to own or even hold a raven unless you have a very difficult-to-obtain permit.

 

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WHAT... WHO ME?  This burrowing owl is thankful to the Fallen Feathers organization. The small owl is cute, but belongs in the wild. If you find an injured bird and have questions as to what to do, give Fallen Feathers a call before you act. Telephone 623-533-2348. Or visit http://www.fallenfeathers.org/. They are a non-profit organization for bird rehabilitation, rescue and education.

 

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Two dogs, Elvis and Twix were adopted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 during the Pet Expo at the Sun Valley Animal Shelter in west Glendale. However, Confetti has a new home with Greg Arabia. Toni Bowers with Sun Valley Animal assists, keeping all four hands on Confetti, a young tabby, to insure there are no escapes during the photo session. When asked why he was adopting a pet on Sunday, Greg replied, "Companionship. It was time." To help Greg with his new friend, he is taking home some treats for Tango (Confetti) and some guidelines for reading and to use as a reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Glendale

By Bette  - Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

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Glendale Conventions and Visitors Bureau’s team Glendale’s Angels,  representing special events held in Glendale by their costume 
are: Beck Shady - Glendale Visitor center, Bud Zomok - Christmas in July, Jayne Gauthier - Paris in the Spring, and 
Lorraine Pino - Mothers Day in Historic Glendale. Team members not pictured are Coit Burner, Valerie Burner, 
Jennifer Florez, Ruben Florez, Christine Gauthier, Lulu Rodriquez and Linda Moran-Whittley.

 

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Linda Morgan-Whittley, representing the Dog Day Of Summer Event and Valerie Burner representing Teddy Bear Day,  walk for a cure at the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Glendale. The relay was held at Ironwood High School. Both walkers are member of the CBV team Glendale’s Angels. At this writing, late on Sunday afternoon, the American Cancer Relay for Life website has the team raising $3,864.96!

 

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Susan Faier, doing the survivors walk, is one of many who participated in Saturday night’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Ironwood High School.

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Rich Smith let his inter beauty show when he did this brave thing to raise money for a good cause during the Miss Relay contest Saturday night, April 26, at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Ironwood High School. Rich was part of Team Medsurg from Banner Thunderbird.

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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and these folks let their inner beauty show through for a good cause. The sillier the dress or gown was on Saturday night, made raising funds to fight cancer all that much easier.

 

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Suvivor Favorite title went to Miss Claus, (in real life Greg Dominguez of the Glendale Police Department)

 

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Star Salas, Sarai Najera, Greg Dominguez, Irma Rivera Anahi Najera, and Patra Jauregui. The young women are members of the Glendale Police Explorer Post 2469.

 

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A memorial wall for Ann Brauchi stands near the scoreboard at the north end of the track.

 

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From Team 007, Ashakra (meaning an array of Hope) won the Miss Relay Title.

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From Team 007, Ashakra (meaning an array of Hope) won the Miss Relay Title.

 
 

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI HOSTS FREE SAFETY FAIR

GLENDALE, AZ – The Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni of Glendale (CPAAG) will host their sixth annual Spring Safety Fair on 
Saturday, April 26
th
from 10 AM to 2 PM at Cabela’s, 9380 W. Glendale Ave.

This free family event featuring the ever popular Bike Rodeo and helmet give away, is put on in partnership with the Glendale Police
 Department, Glendale Fire Department, Glendale Transportation, and Valley Metro.

Police and fire vehicles including an interactive fire safety trailer, specialized bomb squad equipment, K-9 Unit, the DUI van, and other 
equipment will be on display. Free entertainment will be provided by various children’s martial arts and cheerleading groups.

Community agencies including the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, Glendale Citizen Corps, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Volunteers 
In Police Service (VIPS), and other resources will share information on personal safety, children’s health, and emergency situations. 
The Humane Society of Arizona will provide tips for pet safety as well as have animals available for adoption.

CPAAG is a 501c3 organization comprised of residents who have completed the Glendale Police Department’s eleven week Citizen’s Academy.
 These dedicated citizens support the Glendale Police Department through volunteerism and fundraising efforts for special projects. The Citizen’s 
Academy is held twice per year and is open to the public. For more information on the Citizen’s Academy contact Marie Shepherd at mshepherd@glendaleaz.com
.

For more information on this event or CPAAG contact, Safety Fair Committee Chair, 
Julia Kolodziej at (623) 853-7246 or Joel Davis, President, at (623) 640-3114 or (623) 925-7485.

 

 

 

 

Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni of Glendale
First Annual Car Show & Fundraiser

To Benefit the Glendale Police Department K‐9 Unit Agility Course
Saturday April 19, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Sanderson Ford

 

Citizens' Police Academy Alumni of Glendale
P.O. Box 2244
Glendale, AZ 85311-2244
623‐764‐4521

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Citizens Police Academy Alumni of Glendale 
First Annual Car Show and Fundraiser

By Bette Sharpe  - Glendale Dailey Planet

The members of the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni of Glendale (CPAAG) have a new project, and that is to benefit the Glendale Police Department K-9 
Unity Agility Course. The new course would provide the Glendale Police Department K-9 unit with a safe location to train their K-9 partners. Currently 
patrol dogs train in HOA greenbelt areas, public dog parks very late at night, or in remote locations.

The goal is to provide a large training facility with fencing, grass, water, sanitary facilities, and electricity for lighting. Police K-9s are worth about $10,000 each.

CPAAG is a 501c3 organization comprised of resident who have completed the Glendale Police Department’s eleven week Citizen’s Academy. 
These dedicated citizens support the Glendale Police Department through volunteerism and fundraising efforts for special projects. 
The Citizen’s Academy is held twice per year and is open to the public.

Sanderson Ford and Nancy Perry donated to the event. All entrants received a Goodie Bag, Dash Plaque, and T-shirt. Trophies were awarded in several categories. 
Trophy categories include the Top Five, Participant’s Choice, Sponsor’s Choice and Club Participation.

Top 5 Awards

Rick Price - 56 BelAir

Tim Gilsdorf - 38 Coupe

Dale Turnage - 1929 Model A Pickup

Joe Bria - 1933 Ford 3 window

Neil Bell - 1960 Studebaker

 

Best of Show- 

Michaele’ Geesey Ford 1917 C-Cab Woodie

 

Ricki Ray CPAAG board member and Public Relations Coordinator  stated, "Our K-9 Unit was the true winner though, in the approximate $5,000 earned 
though the incredible support of the community, participants, sponsors, Nancy Perry Productions, 
and Sanderson Ford partnering with our dedicated Alumni members – all of us together made it happen!"

 

If you are interested in helping raise funds or if you would like more information about CPAAG contact, K-9 Committee Chair, Randy Miller at 623.764.4521 
or Joel Davis, President, at 623.640.3114 or 623-925-7485.

 

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Julianna Kolodziej and Isabel Martinez are holding items that can be purchased to raise money for a k-9 agility course. Glendale 
police dogs do not currently have a safe and paw friendly place to train and to play.

 

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Ricky Ray holds the new Ronin commemorative. Ronin was shot while on duty in June 2013. 
The proceeds help the Glendale Police Department. The CPAAG project is to raise funds for 
a new K-9 agility training course.

 

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This is an unusual entry at CPAAG’s First annual Car Show and Fundraiser at Sanderson Ford on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
 Mike Keller is the owner of the 1987 Plymouth Reliant. He has both military and public safety experience. He is a former Army 
MP. When he takes the 1987 on the road, the markings and the light bar have to be covered up.

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Fun stuff.

 

 

 

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Kick stands up at 9:30 a. m.

By Bette Sharpe  - Glendale Dailey Planet

The Big Dog Ride was a fun fundraiser to raise funds for The Veterans Sprit of National Service Scholarship fund at Glendale Community College.

Registration The Big Dog Run, Saturday, April 19, 2014 started at 7:30 a. m. and over 300 motorcycles roared through the Glendale Community College
parking lot for the first ever Big Dog Ride. The two-hour motorcycle ride weaved through 6 West Valley cities and included a ride through Luke Air Force Base. 


The route continued on to University of Phoenix Stadium and ended at Water Dance Plaza in the Westgate Entertainment District. 
An after party followed the ride, with music and BBQ. The winner of the raffle was  Tamera Rogriguez and  she gets free rib  lunch at Shane's Rib Shack one a week for  an  entire year!

A twenty dollar cash only donation was required at the start of the event. The exact amount of funds raised for scholarships for veteran’s figures was not available 
at the time of this writing, but participants estimated they raised approximately $6,000.00  all to benefit the Glendale Community College’s The Veterans Spirit of National Service Scholarship Fund.

At least 60 members of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s department were involved with the ride. MCSO vehicles escorted the large line of riders as they rode through
six West Valley cities. They kept the speed of riders within the posted speed limits or slightly slower. This allowed the group to stay together as they rode
single file during the two-hour ride. There were no accidents  along the way.

 

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Glendale Mayor Weiers addressed the crowd gathered on Saturday morning to participate in the Big Dog Ride to raise funds for scholarships for veterans

 

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The southeastern parking lot at GCC was taken over with mostly Harley Davidsons. Some were highly decorated while others were not so customized.

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Standing by his Harley is Bill Gibson of Bootz and Duke Sign fame of Glendale.

 

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Howler is a lucky Coyote! Viridiana Corralez and friends form Hooters hugs the Phoenix Coyotes, Howler.

 

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Miss Baby and Dr. Pepper get a hug from Howler on Saturday, April 19, 2014 before the Big Dog motorcycle ride through 
the West Valley, Luke Air Force Base and circled University of Phoenix Stadium.

 

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There is just a little time before the ride begins for one more playful photo.
The gun has just for show, otherwise the military motorcycle would not be allowed on Luke Air Force Base.

 

 

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Military motorcycle without the Coyotes’ Howler.

 

 

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Mayor Weiers is set for the Big Dog Ride, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 to raise funds for 
The Veterans Spirit of National Service Scholarship fund at Glendale Community College.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5903.

Over 300 motorcyclists are getting ready for the first Big Dog Ride in the West Valley. The event was to raise funds for Spirit of National Service Scholarship fund at 
Glendale Community College. Among the hundreds of riders is the Mayor of Litchfield Park, Thomas L. Schoaf!

 

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LEADER OF THE PACK
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers leads the way for 300 motorcycles leave Glendale Community College on Saturday morning, April 19, 2014. The Big Dog Ride was a fun fundraiser to raise funds for 
The Veterans Spirit of National Service Scholarship fund at Glendale Community College.

 
 

 

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Economic growth tends to grow along the freeways 
By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily  Planet

Westmarc's 2014 Economic Development Summit  on April 17, provided its members and community
leaders with updates on current and future plans for economic development in Western 
Maricopa County and the West Valley.  The event featured two panels of professionals who
addressed both current issues and discussed opportunities for future economic success in
the West Valley and Western Maricopa County.

The Economic Summit was held at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park.  The half day event started with
a welcome from Michelle Rider, President and CEO of Westmarc and an introduction of the first panel
of speakers and panel moderator.  

Panel 1:  West Valley Real Estate Overview
Moderator:  Bill Honsaker, Managing Director - Jones Lang LaSalle

Panelists:
Mike Schwab, Principal and Northwest Valley Specialist – Land Advisors Organization	
Kurt Rosene, Vice President - The Alter Group 
Kevin Czerwinski, Principal and President - Merit Partners
Don MacWilliam, Executive Vice President for Industrial Properties - Colliers International 


Panel 2: West Valley Economic Development Forecast
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Moderator:  Jeanine Jerkovic, Economic Development Administrator for Business Attraction – City of Glendale

Panelists:
Jim rounds, Senior Vice President – Elliott D. Pollack and Company
Kevin Sullivan, Senior President for Business Attraction – Arizona Commerce Authority
Anubhav Bagley, Information Services Manager – Maricopa Association of Governments
Brad Smidt, Senior Vice President for Business Development – Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Don Henninger, Publisher of the Business Journal of Phoenix introduced the keynote luncheon
speaker, Brian Mueller, President and CEO – Grand Canyon University.

Mike Schwab spoke about population being a major force behind residential economic growth which
often serves as a catalyst for commercial growth; restaurants and furniture stores, for example will build
in the area to support the residents in the area.


Economic growth, both commercial and residential, in the West Valley will likely grow where there are
freeways.  Kurt Rosene told the audience that when an employee’s commute to work reaches 45
minutes, employers will start to loose employees.

Mike Schwab asked and answered “What is the number one driver for new home population growth -
population growth.”  After about a four year recession “It is pretty mind boggling what we have been
through.”  Those areas for the West Valley that are recovering from that recession are showing an
increase in single family home permits.  Those areas have are accessible to freeways.  In Glendale there
is a shortage of homes, but the homes that are in the West Valley are either rented or occupied.  
“2015 things look a little brighter” for business.

Kurt Rosene in an answer to a question said, “There is nowhere you can go in the county where
commercial corridors don’t follow freeways.”  Phoenix has more big-box retail than other metropolitan
area per capital in the U.S.” However, retail reinvents itself and is going toward entertainment as 
“the hot thing”.  “I really believe that the west side poised for a reinvention.”  “Employers follow employees.”
  “People will accept less wages, to be closer to home.”  

Kevin Czerwinski said,  “When people say West Valley, they tend to say ‘out in the West Valley’, well I
don’t like that word ‘out’ anymore; because really the West Valley, is here. It’s not out there, it’s here.”
He went on to say, “The freeway system really has impact.”  Interstate 10 and the Loop 303 should be
ready for use in 90 days.  The area seems to be poise for significant economic growth much like the 101.  

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Sub-Zero has just bought land in Goodyear Arizona for expansion.  The land is next to Sub-Zero’s existing
manufacturing and distribution center.  Dick’s Sporting Goods has a distribution center in the same 
PV303 business park which is located at Interstate 10 and the Loop 303.  
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Don MacWilliam, admitted that some aspects of the West Valley are over built, referring mostly to the 
big- box structures.  “But I think over the next year and a half, you’re going to see some big thing for the West Valley.”
Infrastructure for both the land (electrical) and the roads are an important factor in successfully securing some corporate tenants.


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5840.
Panel two moderator Jeannine Jerkovic, Economic Development Administrator for Business Attraction for the City of Glendale, and Jim Rounds, 
Senior Vice President Elliott D. Pollack and Company at the 2014 Westmarc Economic Development Summit on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Rounds said in his presentation that Arizona is ranked number 9 in population growth in the United States and ranks at number 11 in job growth. 
“The West Valley can be a little more optimistic,” Rounds said.  The best thing for local governments is to plan for the next economic slowdown.
 “The key is to plan for it” and to be “physically responsible”.

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Brian Mueller, President and CEO of Grand Canyon University gave the keynote address.
 
 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5844.
Brian Mueller, President and CEO of Grand Canyon University gave the keynote address at this year’s
 Westmarc Economic Development Summit held at the Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona.


Grand Canyon is doing something different.  Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private Christian University,
a for-profit institution and is publicly traded on the stock market.  There is nothing else like it and for some it has created some waves.  
Private universities depend on largely on donations for financial support and if they cannot find donors and a donor base, they will close.
  
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Mr. Mueller has been the Chief Executive Officer of Grand Canyon, Education, Inc. since July 1, 2008.
He has been its President since September 1, 2012.  He served as President of Apollo Education Group, Inc.
(formerly Apollo Group Inc.).  The Apollo Education Group is the parent of University of Phoenix from 
January 2006 to June 24, 2008 and he has also served as its Principal Executive Officer until June 24.
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Grand Canyon was 20 million dollars in debt in 2008.  With this experience, a business plan was created 
for Grand Canyon University and the search for an investor began.  GCU started offering online courses.
It was the online campus that generated the revenue source and got the university profitable again.
In 2008 Grand Canyon University was listed on the stock market.

Everyone one in the room at the Westmarc Summit knew what the market was like in 2008.
The stock market was not doing well at all.  The Grand Canyon listing broke the drought on Wall Street.
 Investors know of the financial success of the Apollo Group and wanted to do it again.  

Brian Mueller said GCU has invested millions in technology upgrades, new athletic and eating facilities,
dormitories and laboratories.  Those years 2009-2010 were tough building years that set up the success the university has today.  

In the last four years, 400 million dollars has been invested in the campus and it has paid off.  
Graduate students using the online campus number 50,000 and 50% are studying the sciences.
GCU employees number 3,200.  Today Grand Canyon is healthy and set for expansion.

Grand Canyon is investing in the kids who live in the surrounding neighborhoods as well.  Some of these
kids could be the first in their family to attend university.  In the long run these efforts will help to rebuild the 
economy on the west side.  Grand Canyon University is located between 31st and 35th Avenues on Camelback.
Grand Canyon University is across from Alhambra High School which is a “C” rated school.  There are three “A”
 rated elementary schools in the area but there are no junior or high school with an “A” rating.

Grand Canyon University hopes to keep the students who have gotten a good start to their education in elementary 
school on track all the way to college.  One was GCU is helping to accomplish this is through its tutoring programs.  

As a company, GCU pays property taxes.  In 2013 the university paid 1.2 million dollars in property taxes. 
GCU is happy to pay property taxes.  “We will continue to invest in the West Valley”, said Mueller.  

Should universities have a corporation status?  Some cannot get around this new concept.  It worked for 
Grand Canyon University.  “We don’t need money anymore.”  “We think what we have done is American
 to the core.”  There is absolutely a place for what we do.  The investment model is best for the long run.  

"If the Arizona State University Sun Devils played Grand Canyon University in basketball at the US Airways 
Center we could advertise that as the Christians versus the devils.  "We would get the valley excited about that."
 Maybe it is time for educators to think like businessmen and women.

 

 

 

March 22 and 23 was the 25th Anniversary 
of the Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival

By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

Musicians who were just beginning, the professional and even those without a musical bone in them could listen jam, enjoy or join in at one of the 7 staging areas. There were fifty free public workshops in a variety of styles—folk and bluegrass to cowboy poetry and storyetlling. Or maybe learn to play the bones!

Saturday, Dom Flemons, American folksinger,instructed a workshop in "How to play the bones".

Or learn the Uke, Intermediate Level with Anne James, Pat McInnes, and John Larimore.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5689 folk1 .

Instructing the Intermediate Uke workshop are John Larimore (listed on program), Pat McInnes, and Anne James.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5710 folk2.

Bennie Torrez performed County and Flamenco works on the Guest House Porch. Those who came to Sahuargo Ranch Park historic area on either Saturday or Sunday, March 22 and 23, could hear several concerts from well-known professionals at no charge. The event covers the park and includes performances in the auditorium at the Glendale Main Library.

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Grammy Award winer Rick Nestler (Folk/Americana/Country) performed on the Foreman’s Porch on Saturday, March 22, 2014 and was one of the 150 performers scheduled for the two day event at Sahuargo Ranch Park in Glendale. A special celebration of songs honoring the original Almanac Singers, including the late Pete Seeger, was performed by legendary musicians Rik Palieri and Rick Nestler.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5667 folk5.

Grammy winning Rick Nestler gave a special presentation of The Almanac Trail Project - A celebration of songs that honored the original members of the Almanac Singers, including Pete Seeger.

The Almanac Trail
In the summer 1941, a musical group of labor activists known as "The Almanac Singers" climbed into a midnight blue Buick and blazed a trail across the USA, spreading the gospel of unionism and bringing folk music back to the people. The group, with members Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays & Mill Lampell, created a new kind of topical music, using old folk melodies to tell the stories of the times. They played in union halls, on picket lines, theaters and radio shows, planting seeds wherever they went. The Almanacs’ now almost-mythical journey has become an inspiration for legions of musicians, free thinkers, and gasoline gypsies, and has paved the road for many of today’s singer/songwriters At the core of it was some of the greatest labor songs ever written, including "Union Maid", "Talking Union", and "Which Side are You On?".

This presentation will recreate the tour with songs, stories and music. Also, Members of the audience might remember him from Rawhide where he has been an actor. "I made the most money in Rawhide," he said, which is a theme park in Phoenix resembling an 1880’s town. "I played a deputy sheriff and a crooked gambler. I lived every 7-year-old’s dream. I had a .45 full of blanks. I spent those days ‘shooting’ my friends and insulting the tourists." (from: http://www.ricknestler.com/)

Members of the audience might remember him from Rawhide where he has been an actor.  "I made the most money in Rawhide," Rick Nester says,, which is a theme park in Phoenix resembling an 1880’s town. "I played a deputy sheriff and a crooked gambler. I lived every 7-year-old’s dream. I had a .45 full of blanks. I spent those days ‘shooting’ my friends and insulting the tourists." (from: http://www.ricknestler.com/)

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5653 folk6.

The Chris and Dave of the Chris and Dave Trio preformed bluegrass on the grass in Sahuargo Ranch Park on Saturday, March 22, 2014. They performed at 2:00 p. m. on Saturday at the Adobe House stage. Bluegrass is their thing. Even with all the music, instrumental and vocal, in the air a good banjo tune can pull you right over to where the music is.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5735 Folk7.

"Music of Our Ancestors" with Sawdust & Strings (Jean and Uncle Butch) Hibben was another free workshop available during the annual two-day event. This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival. Playing an instrument, singing a song or dancing a dance each was used as a chaperone for young people. Parents felt comfortable if they as long as they heard the music or song.

Jean Wilcox Hibben is a Board Certified Genealogist with a doctorate in folklore and a Master’s degree in speech communication. She is the membership and meeting coordinator for the Riverside (CA) Folk Song Society.






 

Last living Glendale volunteer firefighter, on his 90th birthday

Happy Birthday Charlie Bootz!

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

On Sunday, March 23, 2014, the Glendale Fire Department honored Charlie Bootz, the last living Glendale volunteer firefighter, on his 90th birthday. Two fire trucks rolled up to daughter’s home in north Glendale on Sunday at 2:55 p.m. with lights flashing and sirens and horn blaring. A short presentation followed and Charlie Bootz was presented with a plaque by Councilmember Ian Hugh, Assistant Fire Chief Elio Pompa and former Glendale Fire Chief Gary Crabtree for his years of service. Members of Unit 156, B Shift, even sang Charlie happy birthday.

Jeff Bootz, Charlie’s son, said,  “My dad is loving this. He always talks about being a volunteer firefighter”.

 

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5780.

Charlie Bootz on his birthday accepts a plaque from Glendale Councilmember Ian Hugh honoring his 90th birthday and thanking him for all his years as a volunteer firefighter. Bill Gibson, son in law and current owner of Bootz and Duke Sign Company looks  on.

When his fellow firefighters show up at his party in two fire trucks with lights and sirens, Charlie said, “It was really something.” He went on to say, “Ah…Its change a lot. We had fire, we had three fire trucks in 1959, one was the old Nash, and we had a Chevrolet, and a Seagrade and that was about it. But we had a lot of fun. In town, Glendale was just a mile square. We had a siren a backyard, back behind the city hall. And we would ring it and if the wind was blowing right you could hear it. Each volunteer fireman had a siren on his car and a red light.”

About the surprise he said, “I couldn’t believe it! I sure appreciate it”.

Charlie Bootz was a volunteer fireman in Glendale for 10 years. He said this about the pay, “We got big money. After a fire we got two dollars. $2.00 a fire.”

When ask what his fondest memory, Mr. Bootz answered, “...to be able to work with Chief Heathwrole. He was the fire chief then…And got to meet a lot of the old Glendale folks. As a fireman you got to meet everybody…”

“I was on the city council [1960-1964] after I was a fireman. But Ed LeGendre and I were two great buddies and we enjoyed a lot of fun.” “It didn’t stop with just fighting fires you got to know these people and enjoy their company and stuff. It was a real honor to be a volunteer fireman.”

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5757.

Charlie Bootz and his family are surprised when two Glendale fire units pull up in front of the house. The arranged birthday surprise was pre-arranged, but it was a surprise and an honor for 90 year old Charlie Bootz. Sunday, March 23, 2014 was his birthday and he planned to celebrate it with family and friends.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5769.

Charlie Bootz and Assistant Fire Chief Elio Pompa are about to shake hands with Bill Gibson, son in law and current owner of Bootz and Duke Sign Company looking  on.. Charlie knows by now that today is special, not only because it is his 90th birthday, but two Glendale fire trucks show up and there is no emergency. The Glendale Fire Department presented Mr. Bootz with a special plaque honoring his many years as a volunteer fireman and to with him a happy 90th birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

After all the festivities, later that evening,   Charlie Bootz watches  the story that  KTKV TV Phoenix Channel 3 did on his surprise event!

Photo by Cindy Gibson

 

 

 

Some background on the Glendale Fire Department.

The Glendale Fire Department began in 1912 – the same year Arizona celebrated its statehood. The all-volunteer department served the growing community through the Great Depression and the start of World War II – which brought the birth of Thunderbird Field to train civilian pilots for the Army. While this field was being built in 1941, the Army was busy working on a larger base 10 miles west of Glendale. Luke Field (now Luke Air Force Base) was named for the first pilot to receive a Medal of Honor, Lt. Frank Luke Jr.

The city hired its first fulltime paid fire chief in the 1950’s. A decade later, Glendale was able to show the need to employ its first fulltime paid firefighters. The 1990’s and new millennium brought the Loop 101, Arizona State University’s west campus, Jobing.com Arena and the University of Phoenix Stadium – and with those additions also came the need for the Glendale Fire Department to expand its personnel and its areas of expertise.

Although more than 50 years have passed since the Glendale Fire Department began paying its firefighters, volunteers still play an important role within the department. Over 100 volunteers give their time as safety educators, administration support, fire cadets - which is a program dedicated to serve the community though outreach efforts while mentoring the next generation of firefighters- and as members of the Crisis Response Team.

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is made up of dedicated volunteers trained by the Glendale Fire Department and Maricopa Association Governments (MAG) to assist firefighters, police officers and the citizens of the West Valley during 911 calls. They specialize in being compassionate and professional during a time of need to those experiencing a crisis. Some team members have a background in behavioral health, emergency medicine, victim assistance and crisis intervention. Their main job is to provide immediate crisis intervention and referrals to victims, families and witnesses after a traumatic event, as well as to guide citizens in the right direction after the event.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with the Glendale Fire Department, please visit www.glendaleaz.com/fire

 

APRIL 2014 EVENT AND ACTIVITY LISTINGS 
Glendale Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department

  The following events are offered from the city of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department in April. The programs are free unless otherwise stated.  - Read on at above link...

 

 

SPECIAL! 

Kathy's Corner Boutique
Cowpoke Western Store

5754 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

623-937-7318

Dear Customers and Friends:

The Enclosed ad announcing our GOING
OUT OF BUSINESS SALE will be made
public on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

However •••

We wish to offer you, your family and friends first choice of selection.

Therefore •••

Wednesday, April 2 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm has been set aside for your special Courtesy Day".

Be here early for the best selection.

Please bring this letter to show at the door for entry.

After over 54 years of serving you with the finest quality name brands in women's
and men's apparel, we are closing our business. Our entire inventory and all
fixtures will be liquidated on the premises without regard to loss.

We look forward to serving you on Wednesday on April 2.

Sincerely,

Kathy Munninger, Kathy's Corner Boutique
Jim Eggleston, Cowpoke Western Store

CASH CHECK VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER

 

 
 

 

 

 

F-35 arrives at Luke

By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

 

AUDIO OF THE  SPEECHES  FROM THE PROGRAM  AT END OF PAGE
(still need a  few names  for captions)

The long wait is over. After some worry, the F-35A is delivered to Luke Air Force Base. The first of 144 F-35A arrived at Luke AFB this month. To celebrate and to the occasion Luke AFB hosted an unveiling ceremony for the base’s first F-35 Lightning II on March 14, 2014 at Luke Air Force Base. The event was hosted by Eric Fanning, The Undersecretary of the Air force, and General Robin Rand, Commander of Air Education and Training Command. Guest speakers included Brigadier General Michael Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing Commander; General Robin Rand, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph; Ms. Lorraine Martin, Vice President and General Manager, F-35 Program, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; The Honorable Eric Fanning, Undersecretary of the Air Force; The Honorable Trent Franks, U.S. Representative Arizona 8th District; and The Honorable Jan Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona. The F-35 will be available for the public viewing during Luke Days, Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Large crowds are expected for the two day event. The arrival of the first F-35 fighters to the base adds a major attraction to the event.

"The unveiling of our first F-35 is a special day for Luke and the community that has been so supportive of us", said Brig. Gen Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander. "The basing of F-35 aircraft at Luke ensures the long-term viability of our mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots, which we’ve been doing here for seven decades."

The F-35 is manufactured by Lockheed Martin and is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft intended to be the Air force’s premier strike aircraft through the first half of the 21st Century. It is a multirole fighter that is expected to eventually phase out the aging F-16s and A-10s.

On April 1, 1994, the 56th Fighter Wing (FW) was reassigned to Luke AFT, Arizona. For the last two decades, the 56t Fighter Wing has been the sole F-16 active duty training base, tasked with producing over half of the Air Force’s fighter pilots.

Today ushers in a new chapter in the history of the56th Fighter Winger Thunderbolts. The 56th FW will be the primary F-35 active duty training base for the U.S. Air force and our partner nations – training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and ensuring the security of our nation and defending liberty across the globe for decades to come.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5382.

The Phoenix Boys Choir posed for a group photograph just after a dress rehearsal and right before the actual program of the official F-35 unveiling ceremony at Luke Air Force Base on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5453.

The F-35A is a multirole fighter and is intended to be the Air Force’s premier strike aircraft through the first half of the 21st Century. Colorful blue lights are for show.

 

 

Single seat

Top speed 1,199 MPH

Designer Lockheed Martin

Engine Type Pratt & Whitney

Wingspan 35 feet

Length 51 feet

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. Three distinct variants of the F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, and a variety of fighters for at least ten other countries.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5400 and 5399.

Pretty and colorful for the official unveiling ceremony, but the reality is, this is a war bird.

 

             

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5420. 

 

 

Fifty-six people pa