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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

“The weather starts to change and we reach for the pumpkin-spice cookies, cider doughnuts and beer, which launches us into processed carbohydrates season,” says Dr. Davis, author of “Wheat Belly Total Health,” (www.wheatbellyblog.com), the latest in his bestselling “Wheat Belly” series.

“They make us tired and sluggish when we especially need energy as we prepare for all the fun stuff and preparation that lead up to Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah, and they cause us to gain weight, which we immediately pledge to shed come New Year’s.”  

People have been taught that the refined, processed carbohydrates in foods like white rice, white bread and traditionally baked goods are “bad carbs.” We’re told we’ll be healthier, happier and slimmer if we get stick to the “good carbs” in fruits, nuts and whole grains.

Not true, Dr. Davis says – at least in the case of grains.

“Grasses and grains like wheat are a great food source for goats, cows and the like,” he says. “But humans have a different digestive process and different nutritional needs. Grasses are not only responsible for unwanted weight gain, but also more serious conditions, including Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. We just weren’t meant to eat them.”

That doesn’t mean you have to do without your favorite treats during the holidays. Just make them a different way.

He offers these recipes:

•  Pumpkin Spice Muffins (makes 12):
2 cups ground almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup ground golden flaxseed
Sweetener such as Truvia or stevia extract equivalent to 3/4 cup sucrose
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of fine sea salt
1 can (15 ounces) unsweetened pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sour cream or canned coconut milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup walnut oil
melted coconut oil or extra-light olive oil.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin. Stir together the almond meal, walnuts, flaxseed, sweetener, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir together the pumpkin, sour cream or coconut milk, eggs, and oil in another large bowl. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the almond meal mixture and mix thoroughly. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about half full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out dry, about 45 minutes. Cool the muffins in the pans 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

•  Wheat-free Cauliflower Mushroom Dressing:
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
1 pound loose ground pork sausage
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 head cauliflower
1 green pepper, chopped
4-ounce can/jar roasted red peppers
8 ounces Portabella mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon ground tarragon
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring approximately 12 ounces water to a boil in sauce pan. Toss in porcini mushrooms and turn heat down to maintain below boiling. Stir every couple of minutes for 20 minutes. In deep sauce pan, sauté sausage in 1 tablespoon olive oil, along with celery and onions, until sausage is cooked. Drain excess oil. Place saucepan back on low heat. Break cauliflower into small florets and add to sausage mix. Toss in drained porcini mushrooms along with approximately 4 ounces of the porcini broth, remainder of olive oil, green pepper, roasted red peppers, Portabella mushrooms and flaxseed. Add onion powder, sage, thyme, tarragon, salt and black pepper and stir. Transfer to baking dish and place in oven. Bake for 45 minutes.

About Dr. William Davis

William Davis, MD is a cardiologist and author of several books that have sold more than 2 million copies, including the No.1 New York Times bestseller “Wheat Belly.” He has appeared on major national media including the Dr. Oz Show, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio, and Live! with Kelly.. Davis has built a substantial online presence on his Wheat Belly Blog, (www.wheatbellyblog.com), with more than 300,000 visits per month. He is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, with training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the Ohio State University Hospitals. A Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, he served as Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Medicine. 

 

 

 

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Glendale Police Make an Arrest in Dawn McCauley Homicide

 

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – On Monday, November 24th, 2014, a little past midnight, the Glendale Police Department received a 911 call of shots fired in the 5700 block of W. Cortez Street. Citizens in the neighborhood heard shots fired in the area and contacted police. Upon arrival, Glendale Police Officers began to circulate the area. They located 45 year old Glendale resident Dawn McCauley slumped over in her vehicle in front of her residence. Dawn had sustained gun shots to the body. She was treated at the scene by Glendale Fire and transported to a local valley trauma center where she was declared deceased.

Glendale Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. After obtaining a search warrant, no individuals were found in Dawn's residence. Detectives worked tirelessly throughout the morning hours. As Detectives gathered information and evidence, they were able to identify a person of interest. That person of interest was Dawn's estranged husband, Edward McCauley.

A search warrant was served on Edward McCauley's residence in Peoria where items of evidentiary value were located. He was not located at the residence. Detectives with the Glendale Police Fugative Apprehension Squad along with the U.S. Marshal Service were able to locate Edward McCauley late this afternoon in a rental car in the parking lot of a restaurant near N. 67th Avenue and the I-10 freeway. He was taken into custody without incident and detained for questioning. During the interview with Detectives, Edward McCauley confessed to his involvement in the shooting and killing of Dawn McCauley as she prepared to leave for work in her vehicle late last night. Edward McCauley admitted to killing Dawn for reasons to include a new relationship she had become involved in with another man.

 

Through their investigative efforts, Detectives working the case were able to develop probable cause for the arrest of Edward McCauley for the murder of Dawn McCauley. Edward McCauley was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail late this evening for 1st Degree Murder. 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Parade Entry deadline is
Nov 27th - Sign up today!

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Join Arizona Governor Jan Brewer & Kurt Warner and his family representing 
The Treasure House as honored guests of the Hometown Christmas Parade. 
Christmas isn't just another holiday, the birth of Jesus is the heart of Christmas,
 so it should be a celebration like no other! Prepare your float, marching band, 
dance troupe or whatever you've got and come be a part of the Hometown 
Christmas Parade, where the true Star of Christmas will truly shine.  
Proceeds benefit Hope for Hunger.

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GLENDALE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUEST AMY VAN DYKEN-ROUEN

FOR COUNTDOWN TO GLENDALE GLITTERS NOVEMBER 28 
Glendale Glitters Spectacular presented by Sears Vacations

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen will be the special guest to help light up the city during the Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. This year, as Glendale prepares to host Super Bowl XLIX, the theme for the show will be Super City, Super Stars and Van Dyken-Rouen, along with other special guests, will help the Mayor and City Council flip the switch on 1.5 million lights throughout downtown Glendale.

Van Dyken-Rouen, a Valley resident, is one of the most decorated American swimmers of all time, winning six gold medals during her career. Earlier this year, she was injured in an ATV accident and severed her spinal cord leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. As she has worked tirelessly through rehabilitative therapy, she has inspired people all across the nation with her strength and determination.

"We are thrilled to have Amy as our special guest to honor not only what she has done in her athletic career, but more importantly for the courage that she has displayed in her personal life," said Communications Director Julie Watters. "The city is also recognizing other members of our community that contribute in less visible but no less important ways to make Glendale an amazing place. They are hometown ‘Super Stars’ and we are shining a spotlight on them, too." The celebration’s eight ‘Super Stars’ include a teacher, an athlete, a pageant winner, a student, a musician, a police officer, a firefighter and a young hero.

Festive, holiday entertainment for the 30-minute show, between 5:30 and 6 p.m., features local musicians and dance groups including: Andy and Jennifer of Barrio Latino, Ashley Wineland, C’est la Vie and the Dance Gallerie. The complete lineup of entertainment for both days opening weekend will include:

 

Glitters Spectacular Special Guests Add 1.1.1 Friday, November 28

6:30

Dance Gallerie

7:15

Marilyn's Academy of Dance

8:15

GCU Student Dance Education Organization

9:15

Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

DON’T LET THANKSGIVING TURN INTO A PAIN IN THE DRAIN

Glendale Water Services Not In My Drain! Campaign Helps Residents Prevent Clogged Drains

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Don’t let this Thanksgiving holiday turn into a royal pain in the drain. Glendale’s Water Services reminds residents of a few simple rules to avoid costly plumbing problems with their Not In My Drain! campaign.

The public information campaign helps citizens prevent sanitary sewer clogs during Thanksgiving, and year round, to save themselves and the city the trouble and expense of repairing pipes that are clogged. When fats, oils, and grease from daily kitchen use are poured into drains, it can solidify in pipes and cause costly sewer blockages and overflows. This can potentially damage homes, cause raw sewage to backup into city streets, threaten public health, and cause damage to the environ­ment. Starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through the holiday season when kitchen activities reach their peak, the situation can become severe.  Avoid ruining your festivities with an emergency call to clear a clogged drain.  The easiest way to solve the problem of grease blockage is to keep grease out of the drains in the first place.

            Glendale’s Water Services produced a Not In My Drain! Brochure highlighting five steps to protect against clogged drains.

§  DO NOT put grease down garbage disposals.

§  Scrape food scraps into a can or trash for disposal. Put baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids. Empty the drain baskets or strainers into the trash.

§  For small amounts of oil or grease pre-wipe pots and pans prior to washing them by using paper towels to soak it up. Then dispose in the trash.

§  For amounts ranging from a cup to a pint, pour the grease or oil into a container and freeze it. Put the frozen grease into the trash the day your trash is collected. Try to use a non-recyclable container if possible. If you have none available, a tin or steel can will work.

§  For moderate amounts, from a pint to a gallon, use cat litter to solidify the grease or oil. Put the cat litter in a double-lined plastic bag and pour the grease into the bag. Be sure there is no free liquid before tying the bag shut.

For more information on the Not In My Drain! campaign; visit Glendale’s Water Services webpage at www.glendaleaz.com/utilities .

 

It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like the Holiday Shopping Season!
 Black Friday is right around the corner. Are you ready?

 

 

Glendale, Ariz. – The Glendale Police Department would like to remind everyone to be alert, patient and mindful of safety during the quickly approaching holiday shopping season, which kicks off this weekend with many retailers. The holidays can be a stressful and busy time. Let us offer some crime prevention tips to help keep the holidays safe and enjoyable for you and your entire family!

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips

  • Lock packages and other valuables in the trunk before you park, never after you park. Thieves may be watching.
  • Don't overload yourself with packages.
  • Shop during daylight hours. If you must shop in the evening, shop with a friend.
  • If possible, shop in groups of two or more.
  • If you are elderly and alone, ask for an escort to your vehicle.
  • Park in well-lighted areas, as close as possible to store entrances. Be particularly aware of persons in the parking lot, especially near your car.
  • Lock your car and make sure the windows are closed.
  • Carry only the charge cards you will need. Don't carry large sums of cash.
  • Carry purses next to your body with the purse flap against you. Carry wallets in front or inside pockets.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Don't allow your attention to become distracted from your purse or packages.
  • Teach children to go to a store clerk or security guard and ask for help if you become separated in a store or shopping mall.
  • Don't hesitate to notify store security if you see suspicious activity.
  • If you have to wait for a ride, wait in a busy, well-lighted place.
  • Pay particular attention while driving in crowded parking lots or while walking to and from your car, as both vehicle and pedestrian traffic increases.
  • Don’t drive or walk distracted. Don’t text while doing either, even in parking lots.
  • If you are a victim of a crime, call 911 to report it police immediately.

 

Ball hockey and another great place to play is coming soon to Bonsall Park
By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

 

The City of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division held a free youth engagement outreach event on Saturday, November 22, 2014 as part of the upcoming KaBOOM! Playground project.

The City of Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and the KaBOOM! Nonprofit agency has teamed up to build a new and exciting playground at Bonsall Park on December 8, 2014. Part of the project allows children ages 4-14 to attend a free youth engagement outreach program hosted by the City of Glendale. The event Saturday featured hockey mini-clinics, hockey games and other fun things provided by Desert Hockey Development and the City of Glendale. The outreach event was held at Bonsall Park at the hockey rink on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 p. m. to 4:00 p.m.

The KaBOOM! Power Play design will be constructed in one day on December 8, 2014 at Bonsall Park, 58th Avenue and Bethany Home Road which is just east of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road; with the help of nearly 200 volunteers. Registration is being accepted, if you are interested in helping.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing play to those who have the most need. 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."

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A little about street hockey or ball hockey…

Street hockey is also called dek hockey or ball hockey and in some parts of Canada it is referred to as "road hockey". Street hockey is a variation ice hockey where the game is played with players not wearing skates, or wearing inline or roller skates and played with a ball or a puck . Both ball and puck forms are usually played on a hard surface using hockey sticks and a small ball or a puck.

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Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0064.

Ryliegh Flagger a 5th graded and Issac Flores a 6th grader were working on their ball hockey game at the hockey-mini clinic on Saturday, November 22 at Bonsall Park. Some players go onto play roller or ice hockey. Some of the kids that came to the event live in within walking distance to the "rink" at Bonsall Park. Equipment was provided for Saturday’s mini-hockey clinic. However donations of gently used hockey equipment are welcomed by Desert Hockey Development, http://deserthockeydevelopment.org/.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0053.

A preview of the playground that is coming to Bonsall Park on December 8, 2014. The KaBOOM! Power Play design will be constructed in one day on December 8, 2014 at Bonsall Park, 58th Avenue and Bethany Home Road which is just east of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road; with the help of nearly 200 volunteers. Registration is being accepted, if you are interested in helping.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0058.

Front row: Issac Flores and Ryliegh Flagger, Second row: Bea Wyatt, Jennifer and Darrin Lacey, and Larry Feiner. Darrin Lacey is Chariman/President of Desert Hockey Development (DHD). Bea Wyatt is the organization’s secretary and Jennifer Lacey and Larry Feiner are on the DHD board of directors.

Both Darrin and Larry played hockey when they were kids. The love of the game stayed with them as they both still play and are big Arizona Coyotes fans. Bea on the other hand went to a hockey game in Glendale and was hooked!

Desert Hockey Development is a youth outreach non-profit organization founded in 2013 and is dedicated to building youth hockey in Glendale.

 

Glendale hosts its 3rd Annual Resource Fair

By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0051.

Pictured above from Glendale High School in alphabetical order are: Jordin Dominguez, Nayeli Gonzalez, Andre Grajeda, Jennifer Hernandez, Kiley Macaulay, Jovanny Martinez, Rocio Modera, Elizabeth Monlinar, teacher (sitting), Antonia Sanchez, and Leora Wright. Students from Glendale High School civic clubs prepared food boxes to be given out on Saturday to the first 150 families who came through the doors. A crowd waiting for the doors to open at

9:00 a. m.

 

The City of Glendale hosted its 3rd Annual Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m. at the Civic Center. The event included onsite enrollment for Utility Assistance for Glendale residents, Salvation Army Project Share, Southwest Gas’s Discount Plan, SRP Economy Price Plan Monthly Discount, AHCCCS Enrollment, WIC, Affordable Care Act and more. There were free health screenings and other medical treatment checks also.

 

Early estimates indicated that 850 people attended the event. The majority came early when the doors opened. The first 150 families to enter were able to take home a free turkey. Students from the Glendale High School DECCA and the Environmental Clubs built food boxes (or bags) with items that would accompany a turkey dinner. The bag of groceries was matched up with those who received a free turkey.

 

"It is a one-stop shop for residents from the city’s low-income population to attend and get so much help in one location," Rebecca Daniel, Glendale’s Community Action Program Manager said. "Last year we had about 1,000 participants. Every year this event grows with agencies and residents."

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0046.

Cathy Kuiawa, Maricopa Medical Center, holds to comfort, squishy bears. Each bear has a band aid and a picture of an x-ray to comfort children who go to the hospital or if they need an x-ray.

 

 

Parade Entry deadline is
Nov 27th - Sign up today!

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Join Arizona Governor Jan Brewer & Kurt Warner and his family representing The Treasure House as honored guests of the Hometown Christmas Parade. Christmas isn't just another holiday, the birth of Jesus is the heart of Christmas, so it should be a celebration like no other! Prepare your float, marching band, dance troupe or whatever you've got and come be a part of the Hometown Christmas Parade, where the true Star of Christmas will truly shine.  Proceeds benefit Hope for Hunger.

Be a part of the fun & sign up today!

www.hometownchristmasparade.org
 

Do you like to sing? 

Or do you know someone who does?

Help us break a record for the largest group of Christmas Carolers!  We are looking for outgoing, fun singers of all skill levels to be a part of the largest group of Christmas Carolers and the grand finale of the 2nd Annual Hometown Christmas Parade.  Be sure to sign up to receive all the information

Informational Meeting/Rehearsal:
Sunday, November 16th

Community Church of Joy
21000 N. 75th Avenue
Glendale, AZ  85308
(In the Worship Center)

Sign up: www.hometownchristmasparade.org
 

Dig out those ugly sweaters!   

Come on down to the first annual Hop Stop Diner Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!  Contest entrance is free but we will be taking donations for Hope For Hunger.  Winners will receive prizes and a featured spot riding in a classic truck in our Hometown Christmas Parade.  ALL participants will be guaranteed a spot walking in the parade.  Registration for contest will begin at 8:30 am at The Hop Stop Diner (7013 N 58th Avenue) in Olde Towne Glendale with judging kicking off at 9am.   Glendale’s own Mayor Weiers will be making an appearance modeling his own Ugly Sweater.  Judging will conclude and winners will be announced at 10:45am before the Parade starts at 11.  Come show off your Christmas spirit wearing your ugly sweater or just cheering on those who do.

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2014 EVENT AND ACTIVITY LISTINGS

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The following events are offered from Glendale’s Parks and Recreation and Library divisions in December. The programs are free unless otherwise stated.

Tumbling - Parent & Tot

9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Mondays for 4 weeks beginning Dec. 1,

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

Children ages 2-5 can learn tumbling skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, back bends, cartwheels, handstands, back walkovers and more. Build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and motor skills. The class is $36 (non-resident $43), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

Wee Readers @ Westgate

10:30 to 11 a.m., Mondays, Dec. 1 and 15, at Gallery Glendale at Westgate, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd., D109

Stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs presented by the Glendale Public Library, for children newborn through age 5 and their caregivers. The gallery is located at the Westgate Entertainment District, just east of Cold Stone Creamery. For more information, call 623-930-3537.

Advanced Couponing!

6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Would you like to get the most for your money? Join Jamie Crawford, local couponing expert, as she returns to discuss stacking coupons, rebate programs, price books, meal planning and more. To register, please visit: http://www.bonusmommie.com/class-registration.html. For more information, call 623-930-3431.

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.

Holiday Packaging Using Recycled Containers

6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Join Tammy Nowatzki to craft four unique gift packages using recycled containers. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with a soup can! Registration begins 11/16 at 1 p.m. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3573 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Art Expeditions

4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Come celebrate various cultures of the world through books, games, crafts and activities. Students in grades K–3rd are invited to join us. This month’s destination: Japan. Make a flying carp. Space is limited. Registration begins two weeks before the program date. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3537 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Symbolic Bracelets

2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Create two symbolic beaded bracelets by choosing from a mixture of holiday-themed and colorful beads that may help create calm, gain courage, or bring happiness when you touch each bead. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift. Ages 16+. Registration required. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3431 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

The Gingerbread Man

4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Connect to the seasonal favorite story, The Gingerbread Man, while creating your own stuffed gingerbread friend in this lacing project for beginners. For ages 5-8. Registration begins 11/24. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3837 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Treat Yourself (and Others)

6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Need gift ideas for the holidays? Join other teens, ages 12-18, in making a variety of gift options you (or your friends or family) will love! Registration begins 11/24. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3537 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Beary Merry and Bright

10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of holiday activities, crafts and games as well as a drop-in storytime as we celebrate the season. For more information, call 623-930-3537.

Snowman Storytime

10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Join us for a special holiday storytime for kids of all ages, featuring winter tales and a special snowman craft project! For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Passport to Culture

4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Come celebrate various cultures of the world through books, crafts and activities. Students in grades 4th–6th are invited to join us. This month: Let’s visit Japan! Make a themed craft. Space is limited. Registration begins two weeks before the program date. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3537 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Magnificent Monograms

4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Have a great time learning about monograms and make a few cool crafts with your own! Please give us your initials when you register because special supplies are being purchased for this program. For ages 7-11. Registration begins 12/1. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3837 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Dance: Waltz and Rumba

6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Learn the steps and practice the basics. Presented by dance instructor Betty Jo Gregolynskyj. Space is limited. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3844 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap

6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Learn how to make unique and decorative bars of soap to keep or give as a gift! This workshop will cover the basics of melting, coloring, scenting, molding, and embedding objects. Ages 12-18. Registration begins on 11/24. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3437 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Kindercraft and Story -- Can’t Catch Me… I’m the Gingerbread Man!

1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, and 11 to 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17,

at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Young children and their caregivers enjoy a storytime of the seasonal favorite, The Gingerbread Man, then collaborate to assemble a mini-gingerbread house. For ages 3-5. Registration begins 12/1. For more information and to register, call 623-930-3837 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/library.

Fandomonium: Dr. Who

6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Join other teen Whovians, ages 12-18, to talk of your love of the Doctor…in all his forms! For more information, call 623-930-3537.

Art Attack!

4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

Teens, ages 12-18, unwind after school while doing an art activity. Each month a different craft will be available to create while you connect with friends at the library. This month: Magnetic memo boards. For more information, call 623-930-3837.

Organic Container Gardening

6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays for 2 weeks beginning Dec. 2, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

This course will cover the basics of growing organic fruits and vegetables in containers and/or raised beds. Topics will include choosing containers, potting mixes/soil, seeds and using soil amendments and fertilizers. Class meets Dec. 2 & 9. Dec. 9 will be a hands-on class. No previous gardening experience needed. Instructor will collect $5 supply fee at first class. The class is $45 (non-resident $54), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

Paws to Read

4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Dec. 3 and 17, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Reserve a fifteen-minute reading session with an official therapy dog. This program is for readers aged 5+. Call 623-930-3837 (Foothills), 623-930-3537 (Main), or 623-930-3437 (Velma Teague), or stop by the youth desk to register.

Library Coffeehouse

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Enjoy live acoustic music performed by local musicians. Dec. 3: High Strung – Dulcimers; The Grasswhackers – Bluegrass. Call 623-930-3844 for more information. Dec. 11: Holiday Jam – members of the Glendale Public Library’s Acoustic Jam Session will take the stage to entertain the audience with holiday favorites. Please note that performers for this event are scheduled in advance. Call 623-930-3573 for more information.

Puppets @ the Teague

6 to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to this festive event featuring a story, songs, and a puppet show presented by the talented puppeteers of Velma Teague Library! For more information, call 623-930-3437.

Digital Photography

6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays for 3 weeks beginning Dec. 4, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Learn basic and advanced features of a digital camera in an easy, non-technical, hands-on approach with tips and tricks on achieving the best possible photo. We will discuss camera symbols and its functions and how it relates to taking pictures. One-on-one help will be provided, and time will be allotted for taking pictures. Bring a digital camera (with the ability to be manually set) along with the owner’s manual. A comprehensive booklet will be provided. The class is $55 (non-resident $66), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

Live at the Library: Grace Lutheran Handbell Choirs

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Ring in the holiday season with the joyous sound of handbells and chimes. The handbell choirs will play holiday favorites, demonstrate different techniques for handbell ringing and invite the audience to join in singing some familiar carols. For more information, please call 623-930-3753.

Sahuaro Ranch Site Tour

11 a.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave.

Learn about the various buildings, barnyard, trees and groves. Meet at the Main House front porch. Call 623-930-4201 for more information.

A Joy-Filled Christmas by My Kids in Sign!

1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special performance including sign language and song. For more information, please call 623-930-3537.

KaBOOM! Playground Build

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Bonsall Park North, 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Rd.

The City of Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes, and KaBOOM! are building a playground, and we need your help! We’re looking for 75 volunteers from the community to help us give hundreds of kids in our community the childhood they deserve by building a new playground in one day! If you are interested in participating, contact Michelle Yates at 623-930-2044 or myates@glendaleaz.com.

Mystery Shopping

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.

Looking for extra income? Imagine eating at a restaurant or going to the movies and getting paid to do it. Learn what mystery shopping is, how to get started, get assignments and evaluate places such as restaurants, movie theaters, etc. Class is based on instructor’s 15 years of experience in the field. Ages 18+. Registration is $35 (non-resident $42), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation.

Songs in Progress Workshop

6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Meet one-on-one with Arizona Songwriters Association member, Gavan Wieser, to get constructive feedback on your song, finished or not, BEFORE you go into the studio! Perform it live or bring a CD or work tape. This is a FREE opportunity with a laid-back atmosphere. For more information, call 623-930-3573.

Afternoon Delight Show

1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.

Enjoy free entertainment plus a surprise dessert! Ages 18+. Shows sponsored by CAREMORE, which offers a pre-show presentation from 12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s performance features The Everyday Players, an acoustic instrumentation of soul, blues, rock, dance, classic, and contemporary excitement. For more information, call 623-930-4321.

CPR and First Aid Training

6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Learn basic CPR and first aid to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to administer emergency care in cases of injury or sudden illness. Successful completion cards will be distributed. Optional health care provider offered for an additional $5, payable at class. Ages 12+. Registration is $37 (non-resident $44), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation

Getting Crafty with Miss Janet!

4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Come and join in the fun! Create a cool craft with Miss Janet to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. This month: holiday finger puppets. For more information, call 623-930-3437.

8th Annual Santa’s Workshop

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Kids of all ages are invited to this special event where they can purchase holiday presents (everything is $2) for their friends, family or even their pets. A store will be set up with a variety of items sure to make everyone is happy. Santa’s elves will be on site to wrap their selection in holiday wrapping paper. Please arrive early for best selection of products. For more information, please contact Darren at 623-930-4610.

Mexican Tamales

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills.

Just in time for the Holiday season. Learn to make homemade chicken tamales and sweet tamales. Make tamales using the traditional Masa recipe and using a low-fat recipe. Participants will take home one dozen tamales. $25 supply fee will be collected at class. Spanish on request. Registration is $34 (non-resident $41), and preregistration is required by calling 623-930-4600 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation

Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center New Membership Drive

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 – Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center will be holding a New Membership drive from Dec. 15, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015. Buy 2 months and get one free, or purchase an annual membership and receive 14 months for the price of 10 months. Membership includes fitness and exercise equipment, indoor track, aerobics classes, open gym with basketball and pickleball, racquetball courts, lap swimming, water aerobics and child care. For more details, call 623-930-4600, or visit www.glendaleaz.com/foothillscenter

Holiday Luncheon Visit from Santa

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.

Celebrate the joy of this special season with your friends at this year’s GAC Holiday Luncheon. A celebration of fun, food and entertainment by Bobby Freeman, AZ Diamondbacks organist. The YWCA will prepare a lunch which includes: chicken cordon bleu, twice-baked potatoes, French cut green beans, cake & ice cream. Door prizes are sponsored by CAREMORE. $6 members, $8 non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Dec. 12. Please bring a pair of new socks to be donated to the AZ Veterans Home. For more information, call 623-930-4321.

Social Dance

6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

Experience ballroom, jazz and more. Highlights include an instructional session and dance performances. Admission is $7 at the door (non-resident $9). For more information, call 623-930-4613.

G.R.A.S.P. Winter Program

7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1 for New Year's Day), at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary, 10401 N 63rd Avenue, Room #13

The Glendale Recreation After School Program is a licensed recreation program in which children enjoy enrichment opportunities and explore fun new experiences with their friends in a supervised environment. For $25 per day, kids can participate in arts and crafts, recreation activities, guest speakers, field trips and much more! Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Please send your child with a lunch. For more information, call 623-930-2724 or email assmith@glendaleaz.com.

 

 

 

 

CITY OF GLENDALE SPONSORS 3rd ANNUAL RESOURCE FAIR

Public Invited to Free Resource Assistance Fair and Health Screenings at Glendale Civic Center

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– The City of Glendale Community Services Department has partnered with Maricopa Integrated Health System for the 3rd Annual Health and Resource Fair this Saturday, Nov. 22. The fair is free and open to the public and offers onsite resource assistance for Glendale residents.

Utility assistance for residents who qualify will be available through the City of Glendale. In addition, the Salvation Army Project Share, Southwest Gas LIRA Discount Plan, SRP Economy Price Plan Monthly Discounts, AHCCCS Enrollment, WIC, Affordable Care Act and others will be on hand to offer onsite enrollment and assistance.

            “It is a one-stop shop for residents from the city’s low-income population to attend and get so much help in one location,” Rebecca Daniel, Glendale’s Community Action Program Manager said. “Last year we had about 1,000 participants.  Every year this event grows with agencies and residents.”

People attending the fair can also take advantage of the free health screenings and other medical treatment checks available. The first 250 families to attend will receive a free turkey for the upcoming holiday. The fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive.

For more information, download the flyer that is available in both English and Spanish. To see a full list of requirements for utility assistance click here or call Glendale’s Community Action Program office at 623-930-2854.  For more information about the city’s Community Action Program, visit www.glendaleaz.com/CAP

 

 

‘Bumper to Bumper’ radio show at Teague library

 

 

'Bumper to Bumper'

 

"Bumper to Bumper" hosts, Matt Allen and Dave Denmon

 

Is your Is your car running smoothly, or just running down? Dave Riccio, Matt Allen, and Dave Denmon of KTAR radio will answer your automotive questions and reveal the secrets to extending your car’s lifespan when “Bumper to Bumper Radio Comes to the Teague!” 1:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.

The philosophy of the “Bumper to Bumper Radio” broadcast 11 a.m. each Saturday is that “You owe it to yourself and to everyone else on the road to keep your car in great shape.” Even in the uniquely challenging Arizona climate, certain types of preventative maintenance can make all the difference.

Here is more information on the Bumper to Bumper Radio show:

A former chair of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central Arizona’s Automotive Advisory Committee, Dave Riccio is an Arizona native who has owned Tri-City Transmission since 2006.  Acknowledged by the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) as a leader in the industry, Tri-City Transmission has won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the past two years.

Honored with an IMPACT Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Matt Allen began his career in the automotive repair industry at age 16.  Since he purchased Virginia Auto Service in 1994, it has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Automotive Repair Shops in the nation by Motor Age Magazine.

 

Dave Denmon started Dave’s Car Care in Glendale in 1980. This year, it ranked as an AAA Top Shop for the second year in a row and received a BBB Ethics award.

The program is free. No registration is required. For more information, call 623-930-3431.

 

Save the Date!
Farewell Reception for Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack and Councilmember Manny Martinez:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Council Chambers Lobby
5850 West Glendale Avenue
Please join us for cake and coffee.

Citizen Attitudes and Opinion Survey
The Glendale Police Department is conducting an electronic survey to gather information to gauge levels of satisfaction within
the community with the services the Department provides. This survey is intended to give our residents a forum - a voice - to express
their opinions and rate the Department’s performance in key service areas. The survey is also a standard for the Police Department’s
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) process that has been in place since 2000.
We would like to invite you to take the anonymous survey, which should take less than 15 minutes to complete, by visiting https://
www.surveymonkey.com/r/GlendaleCitizenSurvey. The survey will close on Friday, December 12th.
 

Super Bowl XLIX Building a “Green” Legacy in Arizona. 
Hundreds of trees will be planted throughout the Phoenix area this fall and
winter as part of the greening of Super Bowl XLIX. Four local cities applied for and were awarded matching grants by the NFL and the
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee in partnership with Super Bowl sponsor Verizon and local nonprofit Valley Permaculture Alliance.
Trees will be planted in public spaces in Mesa, Tempe, Glendale and Phoenix beginning November 15, 2014 in Tempe and
finishing in Glendale in January 2015-just one week before Super Bowl XLIX. Each city has received a grant that can be used to match the
cost of trees for local urban forestry projects–in some cases allowing the city to double the size of an existing tree planting project.
“Urban forestry has been part of Super Bowl for ten years–ever since our first tree planting project in Jacksonville back in 2005,”
said Jack Groh, NFL Environmental Director. “It is one of the many ways that the NFL works to leave behind a positive legacy in each
Super Bowl host community.” Each recipient city was allowed to select its own tree planting project to apply the grant funding to as long
as it met the project criteria. The most important criteria was that the trees be planted in a public space where they would provide
environmental benefit and also provide shade, water retention and aesthetic benefit.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a key partner in this and all other environmental projects connected to Super Bowl.
This includes solid waste recycling at major events and facilities, collection of prepared food for donation, repurposing of construction and
décor materials, collection of books and sports equipment for donation to local children in need, and use of renewable “green” power at all
the major Super Bowl venues including University of Phoenix Stadium.
The other key participant is Super Bowl sponsor Verizon. Two years ago Verizon became the first major NFL sponsor to support
and participate in the “greening” of Super Bowl. Verizon has not only helped to fund the urban forestry projects but is a part of the Super
Kids-Super Sharing project that collects books and sports equipment for local kids and the annual “E-Waste” recycling event at Super
Bowl.
Contact Vice Mayor Knaack
Council Office: (623) 930-2249
E-mail: yknaack@glendaleaz.com
Our primary nonprofit partner is Valley Permaculture Alliance, which has handled the administration of grant funding for all tree
planting projects and also helped create the initial planting event last spring that saw the previous host communities of New York and New
Jersey hand over the symbolic “golden shovel” from their region to Arizona. The golden shovel event is a Super Bowl tradition where a
host community transfers the environmental mantle to the next host community.
Tree plantings scheduled for Super Bowl XLIX: Tempe: November 15, 2014/Phoenix: November 22, 2014 and January 10, 2015/Mesa:
January 17, 2015/Glendale: January 24, 2015
Northern Parkway Wins Accolades for Impact on West Valley. The City of Glendale walked away with top honors at The Western
Maricopa Coalition’s (WESTMARC) 22nd Annual Best of the West Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Mayor Jerry Weiers accepted the Economic
Engine Award on behalf of the City of Glendale for the innovative expansion and economic impact from phase one of the Northern
Parkway, from Sarival Avenue to Dysart Road.
 

The Best of the West award follows the recent recognition of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Desert Peaks Award. Both
awards recognize phase one of the Northern Parkway for outstanding contributions to the quality of life and economy in the West Valley.
Upon completion, the five-phase Northern Parkway project will become a 12.5-mile, high-capacity parkway connecting Loop 303 to US 60
(Grand Avenue). The parkway will be an enhanced arterial street with overpass intersections at major cross streets thus eliminating major
traffic signals on Northern.
Phase one of the Northern Parkway provides access and economic development opportunities along its corridor while linking
Loop 303 to Loop 101. It was designed to connect vacant, developable land to high-volume freeways. Conceived by Glendale’s Citizens
Advisory Committee for Transportation Issues (CACTI) during the preparation of the Glendale Transportation Plan, the project made its
way to a Glendale ballot in 2001. More information and updates are available on the Northern Parkway.
WESTMARC’s Best of the West Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding contributions to the
quality of life, economic development, and innovation in the West Valley.

Glendale Police Receive National Victim Services Award. In a ceremony held on October 27th in Orlando, Florida, the Glendale Police
Department received National recognition by accepting a 2014 Excellence in Victim Services Award from the International Association of
Chiefs of Police (IACP).
In a statement released by the IACP, the Glendale Police Department Victim Assistance Unit was recognized for their unique
victim-centered service:
“In April 2014, the Glendale Victim Assistance Unit (VAU) partnered with the Glendale Fire Department Crisis Response
Team (CR) with a vision of expanding immediate, specialized crisis intervention services to crime victims in our city. By the sharing of
specialized training resources; best practices in victim services; and joint personnel, all crime victim needs can be addressed immediately,
holistically, and in an ongoing coordinated effort.”
The Glendale Police Department works to provide comprehensive services to victims and their families who are affected by crime,
to help them regain stability in their lives, and help them exert their rights as a crime victim by providing programs and services through the
Glendale Family Advocacy Center.
 

College Art Faculty Exhibit Presented at Gallery Glendale. The city of Glendale Public Art Program presents a month-long exhibit
featuring the fine art of the Glendale Community College (GCC) Art Department Faculty opening at Gallery Glendale at Westgate tonight.
On display through Nov. 29, 2014, the exhibition features artwork from several members of the talented GCC Art Department. This
display will showcase and echo the teachings of GCC’s art faculty through a varied collection of art promoting focus on visual literacy. The
exhibit will feature an array of mediums such as pastels, drawings, oils and acrylics.
Glendale Community College has state-of-the-art facilities where students can explore the areas of two-and three-dimensional
studies. The dedicated instructors challenge students in their development of critical thinking in both the production and study of various
fine art disciplines.
Gallery Glendale at Westgate is a free public art gallery made possible through a partnership between the city of Glendale and
Westgate Entertainment District. View a list of upcoming events and classes at Gallery Glendale.

 

 

 

Veterans Honored at 12th Annual Glendale Memorial Ceremony
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One!

By Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 was Veterans Day. The three flags at the Veterans Memorial were replaced with three new ones. The memorial sculpture, For Every Drop of Blood—For Every Life Devoted Veterans Memorial, by Joe Tyler. The bronze, copper, steel, sandstone and concrete structure was completed in 2001.

During this ceremony in honor of Arizona’s service men and women, members of the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans will replace the current flags from the memorial with new ones. These flags include an American flag, an Arizona state flag, and a POW/MIA flag.

Ret. Master Sgt. Wayne Crusinberry, who has been instrumental in the creation and continued success of this ceremony, notes that Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Glendale City Councilmembers Gary Sherwood and Manny Martinez, representatives from Glendale’s Fire and Police Departments and other city officials were in attendance. A similar ceremony, sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans, takes place every July 4.

The Glendale Veterans Memorial Association and the Glendale Library and Arts Division invited the public to attend the 12th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Glendale Veterans Memorial on the front lawn of the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

This ceremony is free and open to the public. Please note that the Glendale Main Library is closed for the holiday.

About the artwork

This artwork includes five welded steel trees, one for each branch of the armed services. The intertwined limbs of each sculpted tree are symbolic of the combined efforts of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard in the defense of the United States. The leaves in the sculpted canopies represent the thousands of Veterans who have served, are currently serving and will serve in the Armed Forces. In the center is an obelisk featuring a depiction of the battleship silver service pattern commissioned for the USS Arizona and actual salvaged pieces from the USS Arizona.

Joe Tyler currently lives and works in Arizona. He has successfully completed public art projects for several Valley cities, including Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix. The City of Glendale gratefully acknowledges the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association and Bob Manzetti (donator of USS Arizona salvaged pieces) for their help in the creation of the Veterans Memorial.

 

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet nos. 9898, 9896 and 9904.

The American flag that has flown for a year at the memorial sculpture, For Every Drop of Blood—For Every Life Devoted Veterans Memorial on the east lawn of the Glendale Public Library was replaced with a new American flag on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. New Arizona and POW/MIA flags that are a year old will were replaced with a new ones; keeping the colors sharp and clear.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet nos.  and 9915.

Three new flags, bright and clear, will fly over the memorial sculpture for a year; until next Veterans Day.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9928.

George Cushing, Arizona Department of Veterans Services, in his remarks reminded all to "thank our veterans" with a "simple thank you for your service". "We are grateful for their service." They should also know that we love them. All of us should remember the price of freedom.

The American Legion Department of Arizona has endorsed George Cushing for National Vice-Commander of the American Legion for the year 2015-1016.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9919.

Lt. Mark Carpenter, Glendale Police Department, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, and USMC veteran Jay Vizcarrondo are standing on the east lawn of the Glendale Public Library’s east lawn. The 12th Annual Glendale Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 has concluded and it is time for pictures.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9931.

Erik Strunk, Executive Parks, Recreation and Library Director, Artist Joe Tyler, Councilmember Gary Sherwood, and guest get a chance to share thoughts and comments after the Veterans Memorial Ceremony held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Glendale Public Library. Artist Joe Tyler created the Memorial Sculpture where much of the event took place.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9944.

Veterans Day, 2014 is a time to remember and to honor all of our veterans and to have a little fun.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9938.

Ret. Master Sgt. Wayne Crusinberry stands were one of the three Veterans Memorial plaques once were. Unfortunately, one was stolen. A new replacement plaque is coming.

 

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DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2015 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE AT CAMELBACK RANCH - GLENDALE

Season tickets, mini-plans and group outings are on sale now at Dodgers.com/Spring

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 2015 Spring Training schedule, with their seventh season of Cactus League play beginning on Wednesday, March 4 against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch – Glendale.

 

The Dodgers will play at Camelback Ranch – Glendale on each of the first three days of Spring Training action and will play 17 of their 30 Cactus League games in Glendale, including 15 home dates. The club has at least one home game during each of the four Cactus League weekends, providing fans ample opportunity to make the five-hour drive or one-hour flight to the desert. Camelback Ranch features a state-of-the-art ballpark, six practice fields on the Dodgers side, including a replica Dodger Stadium field, walking trails, an orange grove and a five-acre lake.  

 

After returning from Arizona, the club will conclude their exhibition schedule with three games against the Angels April 2-4, including a 6:05 p.m. game on Saturday, April 4 at Dodger Stadium.

 

Season tickets, mini plans, group tickets and suites are all available now at www.dodgers.com/spring or by calling (623) 302-5000. Single-game Spring Training tickets go on sale on Monday, January 12, 2015 and a full schedule of promotions is available at www.camelbackranchbaseball.com.

 

The Dodgers’ full 2015 Cactus League schedule is below. All game dates and opponents are subject to change.     

 

Los Angeles Dodgers

2015 Spring Training Schedule

 

Date

Day

Opponent

Location

Game Time

3/4/2014

Wednesday

CWS

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/5/2015

Thursday

CWS

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/6/2015

Friday

SEA

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

MIL

Maryvale

TBD

3/7/2015

Saturday

CLE

Goodyear

TBD

3/8/2015

Sunday

MIL

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/9/2015

Monday

SF

Scottsdale

TBD

3/10/2015

Tuesday

COL (ss)

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/11/2015

Wednesday

CHC

Mesa

TBD

3/12/2015

Thursday

SD

Peoria

TBD

3/13/2015

Friday

CIN

Glendale

7:05 p.m.

3/14/2015

Saturday

CLE

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/15/2015

Sunday

SEA

Peoria

TBD

3/16/2015

Monday

OAK

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/17/2015

Tuesday

TEX

Surprise

TBD

3/18/2015

Wednesday

CHC

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/19/2015

Thursday

LAA

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/20/2015

Friday

OAK (ss)

Mesa

TBD

 

 

TEX (ss)

TBD

TBD

3/21/2015

Saturday

COL (ss)

Scottsdale

TBD

 

 

TEX (ss)

TBD

TBD

3/22/2015

Sunday

CLE

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/23/2015

Monday

ARI

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/24/2015

Tuesday

Off Day

3/25/2015

Wednesday

SD

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/26/2015

Thursday

CWS

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

3/27/2015

Friday

SF

Glendale

7:05 p.m.

3/28/2015

Saturday

LAA

Tempe

TBD

3/29/2015

Sunday

TEX

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

SF

Scottsdale

TBD

3/30/2015

Monday

ARI

Scottsdale

TBD

3/31/2015

Tuesday

CWS

Glendale

1:05 p.m.

4/1/2015

Wednesday

KC

Surprise

TBD

4/2/2015

Thursday

LAA

Anaheim

7:05 p.m.

4/3/2015

Friday

LAA

Anaheim

7:05 p.m.

4/4/2015

Saturday

LAA

Los Angeles

6:10 p.m.

 

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Visit the Dodgers online at www.dodgers.com, follow them on Twitter @Dodgers and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Dodgers.

 

The 18th Annual Holiday Open House, November 8

Treats For The Troops drive finale and Community Holiday Tree in Catlin Court.

By Ed Sharpe  - Glendale Daily Planet

 

The shopping extravaganza Saturday  November 8  featured shops in Glendale’s Old Towne and Catlin Court districts offering special deals to help shoppers find that perfect holiday gift. 

Shoppers were  transported into a winter wonderland, as store owners decorated their businesses with festive holiday lights and decorations. There was great fun with artist demonstrations and complimentary refreshments. For the second year in a row, participants also got  to make a holiday ornament ranging from $1 to $5 each that will be displayed on the community holiday tree in Catlin Court. Proceeds will benefit the Military Family Support Group.

The lucky  first 100 visitors that arrived at the  Glendale Visitor Center  received a free West Valley Info Pack

 Valerie Burner of Bears and More explains the charity  component of Holiday Open House event:  "Inspired by our service members the business community wanted to do something to show support for those who are and have served in the military. 

Valerie continues: "The charity component to holiday open house is the treats for troops program - where the community donates items to be sent to our troops overseas.  The decorated community tree (called this because it in no way shape or form looks like a Christmas tree!) serves as a reminder during the busy holiday season to take a moment and pause and perhaps explain to young ones how lucky we are to all be Americans and the freedoms we have, the opportunities we are offered, and that our individual differences should be celebrated.  As our troops protect and defend America as a united force, we should honor their sacrifices and unite as well to honor and support them and each other."

Catlin Court merchants  that participated in the Community Holiday Tree project were:  2 Share Gifts, Bears & More, The Country Maiden, The Open Door, Papa Ed's Ice Cream Parlor, The Shoppe on the Corner and The Tole Shop.

 

Treats for the troops is a program of the Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau. CVB manager Lorraine pino states. "Near and dear to my heart, I designed this program while my son was serving his 2nd deployment"  "I knew how much the packages we sent to him meant to him."

The Military family support group is a local non profit all volunteer group started by a military mom in 2003 will handle the actual shipment. The group sends packages every month. Lorraine CVB Manager says: "We have an office full of donations!  Donations can continued to be made at the visitor center for future mailing of packages."  She continued,   "We are so touched by the outpouring of donations from our residents and visitors and their heartfelt care and outreach to our deployed military."

In addition, The Glendale Visitor Center has collected up hundreds of signed holiday greeting cards from local residents, visitors, business owners and city employees that will be included in the boxes..

 

Remember> Although November 8th   marked the conclusion of the Treats For The Troops drive you may still drop off items.. Donated items will  still be gathered at the visitors center   for future shipment to service men and women . 

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Melody Ball of Glendale makes an ornament  at Papa Ed's Ice Cream located in Catlin Court, Glendale AZ.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Melody Ball of Glendale makes an ornament  at Papa Ed's Ice Cream located in Catlin Court, Glendale AZ.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Melody Ball of Glendale shows off a finished ornament  she made at Papa Ed's Ice Cream located in Catlin Court, Glendale AZ.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Melody Ball of Glendale shares some ice cream  With  Linda Moran-Whittley of Papa Ed's Ice Cream  after an ornament  making session At the Ice Cream palor located in Catlin Court.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Melody Ball of Glendale shows off  an ornament she made at Bears and More  located in Catlin Court, Glendale AZ.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Mrs. Claus greeted shoppers at 2 Share Gifts!

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Sarah Rojo checks out Arizona author's K.T Roberts and Brenda Whiteside's mystery books at   the author signing area  outside 2 Share Gifts in Catlin Court Glendale Az during the Holiday Open House event.

 

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Kayla Johnson at 2 Sharpe Gifts RONIN benefit booth that 
is raising money for bullet poof vests for the Glendale K9 
Canines! Ronin lost his life protecting his human partner.

The 2 Share Foundation is working to raise the funds to put 
vests on the surviving K9 partners that Ronin worked with.  

Glendale AZ Police Department has 6 dogs and each vest is 
$2500.  We have raised some funds but would appreciate the
 help to reach our goal of a vest for each dog.  Funds can be 
donated online at
http://gofundme.com/74xrp8  or at the  
2 Sharpe Gifts Store in Catlin Court.


Please donate to save the life of a working K9!  
Even just a dollar will help us reach our goal!.

 
This project is in honor of Ronin a K-9 officer that was shot in 
the line of duty on June 20, 2013.  He took the bullet that then 
wounded his handler Officer Wes Zygmont.  This was Ronin's first 
and last call.  He was just two years old.  

Please help us Protect these valuable dogs!

 

See http://gofundme.com/74xrp8  to learn more and support his project.

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Kayla Johnson at 2 Sharpe Gifts snow flake project.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

MR MARTZ HOT DOGS of Glendale Always a favorite and  seen at 2 Share Gifts events!

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Kids dance at the 2 Sharpe Gifts sponsored craft fair with the DJ!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTMARC 22nd Best of the West Awards

By Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

(Some award info from the  event program)

 

 

 

WESTMARC was excited to celebrate their  22nd Annual Best of the West Awards at Phoenix International Raceway, one of the West Valley's most significant assets. Not only is PIR a huge economic driver, they also add to the quality of life for residents and visitors to the region.  In addition to holding the WESTMARC Best of the West Awards Wednesday evening, this is also  PIR's  50th Anniversary year.

PIR, one of the largest entertainment economic engines in the state, brings two NASCAR races each year to the West Valley, with each race bringing in more than 100,000 spectators. Phoenix International Raceway generates hundreds of millions of dollars each year in total economic impact to the valley helping all of the residents and businesses in the  area with exposure and also money that goes into the tax base  and business venues. . 



The Best of the West Awards competition began in 1993 as a way to recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle and economic development of the West Valley - the portion of Maricopa County west of Interstate 17. 

Awards are presented in the categories of Economic Engine, Quality of Life Enhancement, and Excellence in Innovation. In addition to these three awards, WESTMARC is also proud to present the West Valley Visionary Award, the West Valley Regional Advancement Award, and the West Valley Inspiration In Leadership Award. 

And... The  winners  are - 

 

Economic Engine -  Presented by:  • Economic Engine Daniel Froetscher 
SVP, Transmission, Distribution & Customers, APS 

Accepting the award: Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Michelle Lawrie, WESTMARC CEO

 

 

 

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers



The 12.5-mile build-out of the West Valley's Northern Parkway is 
about connectivity: connecting vacant, developable land to high 
volume, high-speed freeways. It's about linking the West Valley to 
the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, gaining access to major 
freight destinations, and putting the West Valley economy in the 
fast lane. 

The Northern Parkway project began to take shape in 2001, when 
Glendale voters approved a half-cent sales tax to fund a parkway 
to link Loop 303 to Loop 101 and eventually US 60, connecting 
four jurisdictions to a regional freeway system. 

A project this large doesn't come without consensus and 
collaboration. The West Valley cities of Glendale, El Mirage and 
Peoria, A DOT, several Maricopa County agencies, Luke Air Force 
Base, MAG, and the Federal Highway Administration all played a 
role in the Parkway's multi-jurisdictional progression. 

As each phase of the Northern Parkway is completed, it brings 
the West Valley that much closer to east-west access to major 
transportation corridors - opening door after door to new 
commercial and industrial opportunities in the West Valley. 

 

NORTHERN PARKWAY WINS ACCOLADES FOR IMPACT ON WEST VALLEY 

Glendale Receives Two Awards for Quality of Life Impact from High-Capacity Parkway  
(Special  insert by: Tamra Ingersoll City of Glendale)



Glendale, Ariz. –– The City of Glendale walked away with top honors at the Western Maricopa 
Coalition’s (WESTMARC) 22nd Annual Best of the West Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Mayor Jerry Weiers 
accepted the Economic Engine Award on behalf of the City of Glendale for the innovative expansion and 
economic impact from phase one of the Northern Parkway, from Sarival Ave to Dysart Road. 

The Best of the West award follows the recent recognition of the Maricopa Association of 
Governments’ Desert Peaks Award. Both awards recognize phase one of the Northern Parkway for 
outstanding contributions to the quality of life and economy in the West Valley. Upon completion, the five-
phase Northern Parkway project will become a 12.5-mile, high-capacity parkway connecting Loop 303 to 
US 60 (Grand Avenue). The parkway will be an enhanced arterial street with overpass intersections at major 
cross streets thus eliminating major traffic signals on Northern. 

“While Glendale has been the leader in getting this project moving, Northern Parkway is a true 
partnership. This corridor wouldn’t be here without the collaboration of our West Valley neighbors, 
including Peoria, El Mirage, Maricopa County and Luke Air Force Base,” said Cathy Colbath, Glendale’s 
Deputy Public Works Director for Transportation. The Federal Highway Administration and the Maricopa 
Association of Governments are also involved in this multijurisdictional project. 

Phase one of the Northern Parkway provides access and economic development opportunities along 
its corridor while linking Loop 303 to Loop 101. It was designed to connect vacant, developable land to 
high-volume freeways. Conceived by Glendale’s Citizens Advisory Committee for Transportation Issues 
(CACTI) during the preparation of the Glendale Transportation Plan, the project made its way to a Glendale 
ballot in 2001. More information and updates are available on the Northern Parkway. 

WESTMARC’s Best of the West Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding contributions to the 
quality of life, economic development, and innovation in the West Valley. 

 




West Valley Inspiration In Leadership Award - Presented by: • Inspiration in Leadership The Honorable Stephen Roe Lewis 
Governor-Elect, Gila River Indian Community 

Accepting the Award: Janice K. Brewer, Governor of Arizona 

 



Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

WESTMARC  Chairman Sharon Grambow - Chief Operating Officer, Sun Health Senior Living Communities -   The Honorable Stephen Roe Lewis Governor-Elect, Gila River Indian Community   -- Janice K. Brewer, Governor of Arizona   -  Michelle Lawrie CEO WESTMARC

 

If you open the professional scrapbook of Janice K. Brewer, you 
will see a career filled with public service to the state of Arizona. 
She has been a State Representative, State Senator, Maricopa 
County Supervisor, Secretary of State, and in 2009, she became 
the 22nd governor of Arizona. 

Throughout her years in office, she has kept a watchful eye on the 
health and wealth of the state. The issues she has dealt with have 
been large in size and great in number; from national dilemmas 

like border security and healthcare, to state crises like funding 
shortfalls and education dollars, to community concerns, including 
job growth and private investment. 

As Arizona's commander in chief, her duties have been as diverse 
as the state she oversees. She persevered through budget 
conflicts and controversies and became an instrument of change 
to a better, stronger economy for the West Valley and the state as 
a whole. 

Along the way, Governor Brewer has also found time to give back 
to the private sector. One organization that has benefited from her 
community commitment has been WESTMARC. 

Jan Brewer played a key role in the organization's early successes, 
when she served on the Executive Committee and the Board of 
Directors during WESTMARCs formative years and she continues 
to be an ongoing source of leadership to this day. 

When sworn in as governor, she explained her aim in Arizona 
would be to "call forth the creativity, determination, and entrepre­
neurial spirit that made these United States the most prosperous 
great power in the history of the world." They are words to live by 
and they are definitely words she has governed by. 

The Honorable Janice K. Brewer - a constant source of leadership, 
strength, and inspiration for the West Valley and for Arizona. 

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SEE the WESTMARC 2014 Page for more  photos and winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER WITH GLENDALE’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Explore Fun Learning Opportunities for Every Member of the Family

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Trying to find a way to get the kids more interested in reading? Glendale’s public libraries have a fun solution to make reading time “furtastic” with a special four-legged reading partner. Through November, kids can reserve 15-minute sessions to read with a therapy dog as part of the Paws to Read program. View a list of the Paws to Read sessions at all three libraries and other featured events beginning in November.

Also in November, the Foothills Branch Library is ready to help capture the holiday spirit with a flute quartet holiday concert on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The relaxing holiday performance will feature classical and contemporary musical favorites for the whole family.  Review a full schedule of things-to-do through November at the Glendale libraries



 

 

 

 

 

 

KaBOOM! PLAYGROUND DESIGN WINNER SELECTED

Online Voting for New Playground Design has Clear Winner

 

Glendale, Ariz. – Volunteers from the City of Glendale, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and the KaBOOM! nonprofit agency now have selected a design plan for the one-day build out of an entire playground at  Bonsall Park. 

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation and Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division hosted an online vote of the three final designs created by KaBOOM! staff and several Glendale children.  The Power Play design was the clear winner.  The Power Play design features a tire swing, rock wall climbing area, slide, monkey bars and several other fun features. 

The Power Play design will be constructed in one day on Dec. 8 at Bonsall Park, 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road with the help of nearly 200 volunteers.

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

 

RAINWATER GARDEN WINS 2014 “CATCH THE RAIN” PHOTO CONTEST

Community Invited to See Best-in-Show Garden at Glendale’s Main Library

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division known for its award-winning programs took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resource Center’s “Catch the Rain” photo contest and the Best-in-Show prize for a picture capturing the Glendale Rain Garden in action during a summer monsoon.

Hosted by The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, the annual contest seeks photos telling the story of Arizona's uncommon connection to and use of rain. Glendale Water Conservation Specialist, Joanne Toms snapped the award-winning picture of the Glendale Rain Garden outside the Glendale Main Library during an Aug. 12 storm.

Glendale is one of three cities to install rainwater gardens featuring native Sonoran Desert plants through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant. This past April, more than 30 FedEx volunteers “dug in” at the   Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden to help create a rainwater garden. The volunteers assisted with installing rainwater harvesting basins and planting 50 native plants. Watch video of the volunteers working in the Glendale Rain Garden. The 3,500 square foot garden is located near the north entrance of the Glendale Main Library. The Water Services Department coordinated the project in partnership with the Watershed Management Group.

The summer monsoon and a 12-second video brought community and media attention to the newly installed Glendale Rain Garden. A video of rainwater streaming down a series of basins to soak the plants and soil received more than 2,800 views. Visit Glendale’s Water Conservation and Sustainability Division for more information on the award-winning programs available.

 

Good afternoon,

On behalf of the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force, the City of Glendale invites residents to attend a free housing assistance and community resource event for homeowners on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Glendale Adult Center at 5970 W Brown Street, on Saturday, Nov. 15. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

GLENDALE RECEIVES NATIONAL PARK Re-ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

City’s Parks and Recreation Services among Five Arizona Cities on Exclusive Elite Park List

 

        GLENDALE, Ariz. – The City of Glendale is proud to announce it has been accredited and nationally recognized for its park facilities and recreations programs. This distinguished Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) re-accreditation was awarded during the 2014 National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition adding Glendale to the exclusive list of elite park and recreation departments across the country.

“Our park and recreation department strives to provide our community with great parks, playgrounds, programs and facilities including our skate parks and aquatic center. We have a very dedicated and professional staff that deserves the recognition of this accreditation as evidence of the fantastic job they do, day in and day out,” said Community Service’s Director, Erik Strunk.

The CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community.  This mark of distinction indicates that the City of Glendale has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

A CARPA accreditation is a quality assurance and improvement process demonstrating the City’s commitment to its employees, residents, visitors and the community.  Glendale joins Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale and Tucson as the only Arizona cities to receive this accreditation.  As part of the accreditation process, the City of Glendale’s Park, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division had to demonstrate compliance in to 144 standards. The CARPA accreditation is a five-year cycle that includes a self-assessment report, on-site visitation and the Commission’s review and decision. 

        Here is more information of Glendale’s various park and recreation services.

 

GLENDALE MAYOR JERRY WEIERS HIGHLIGHTS MAYOR’S YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION on “Glendale Today” 

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers highlights the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC), inspiring youths by encouraging them to take an active role in local government, on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” The show profiles a dynamic group of past and present students with the goal of improving their community.

Mayor Weiers talks about the benefits and experiences in MYAC with the current president of the organization, Taylor Field, a senior at Mountain Ridge High School, and two former MYAC students who have gone on to successful careers, Maria Hechanova and Paul Senseman. The group is comprised of students who live or go to school in Glendale, and volunteer for community service, raise funds for projects and provide the Mayor with perspective on issues facing teens. 

To find out more about joining MYAC go online at www.glendaleaz.com/mayor or call the Mayor’s office at 623-930-2260. 

The show begins airing October 24 at 8 p.m. “Glendale Today” is produced by staff from the city-owned TV station Glendale 11. The show will air daily on Glendale 11 and can be viewed online via the city’s video library at www.glendaleaz.com/video.  Exclusive segments can be found on the city’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MyGlendale11. For more information about the new TV show, visit www.glendaleaz.com/glendale11.

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER WITH GLENDALE’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Explore Fun Learning Opportunities for Every Member of the Family

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Trying to find a way to get the kids more interested in reading? Glendale’s public libraries have a fun solution to make reading time “furtastic” with a special four-legged reading partner. Through November, kids can reserve 15-minute sessions to read with a therapy dog as part of the Paws to Read program. View a list of the Paws to Read sessions at all three libraries and other featured events beginning in November.

Also in November, the Foothills Branch Library is ready to help capture the holiday spirit with a flute quartet holiday concert on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The relaxing holiday performance will feature classical and contemporary musical favorites for the whole family.  Review a full schedule of things-to-do through November at the Glendale libraries

 

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Glendale Daily Planet Receives Proclamation Oct. 28

 



The Glendale Daily Planet team is deeply appreciative and humbled by the City of Glendale’s Proclamation recognizing The Planet’s ten years of local, community based journalism. We are amazed and honored to receive such public recognition. 



Thank you to all who have helped us and for your patience and understanding in getting the best story we could. 



I did not do this all on my own. Numerous people have inspired and supported me along the way. I need to take this time to thank them.  



First, Barbara Walch from Palos Verdes, California gave me my first by-line in The Daily Breeze in the 1960s. That first published photo will always be a special memory for me.



When I was stationed at Luke Air Force Base in the early 70s, Capt. John Tereno, allowed me to submit material to the base newspaper then named The Jet Journal!



My work was noticed by Gene Ely of The Westsider along with Bill Toops Sr., who both owned Pueblo Publishers. Pueblo Publishers printed the base newspaper.



One of my highlights was when Bill Toops Sr. needed a photographer at the 1973 Winter Nationals!



October 4, 2014 was the 10th anniversary for The Glendale Daily Planet. The Glendale Star became a place for Bette and me to submit our photos and stories. But the mentoring from Bill Toops Jr. and Editor, Carolyn Dryer is greatly responsible for any success The Glendale Daily Planet has had. One of the most important things Carolyn Dryer taught me is "there is always a story out there". 



Thank you, Mayor Weiers and Glendale City Council for this special recognition. 




Ed Sharpe – Publisher and 

The Glendale Daily Planet Team

 

 

 

 

23 Fire Recruits Graduate

By Bette and Ed Sharpe -  Glendale Daily Planet

 

Twenty-three fire recruits graduated from the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The Class 14-2 was the summer class and they called themselves the Heat Seekers. Completing the thirteen week program over the summer is something to boast about on its own. Fire stations from Daisy Mountain, Glendale, and Surprise will be adding new firefighters starting this Monday.

Saturday morning was a day of hugs and high fives. For some of the new grads it will be time to go to work starting Monday. Firefighting is often pasted between generations as a point of pride, service and dedication to the community. This graduation was no exception and had a few examples. Brothers, uncles, fathers and close friends from fire stations Valley wide were able to pin their graduate on Saturday. Wearing the badge means carrying the responsibilities of a firefighter..

 

Five new firefighters, Garrett Attig, Brain Carbajal, Reid Engel, Nick Lietz, and James Sanchez will be with the Daisy Mountain Fire Department.

Glendale’s new firefighters are Vincent Biancamano, Taylor Cantu, Jacob Giuntoli, Connor Healy, Makayla Higgins, Nathaniel Holmeyer, Andrew Huerta, Kyle Knight, Quinn Koehler, Matthew O’Brien, Mitchell Schuitema, Sean Sine, Brain Stewart, Ian Winterstein, and Kyle Zieder.

The City of Surprise has three new firefighters, Donovan Maturan, Edward Swartz and Robert Wieser. Congratulations to all of you!

 

                                      

                                              Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

                                                 Pageantry and Tradition...

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Helmets awaiting their new firefighters !

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet 

Cadets awaiting to be  Firefighters !

 

 

 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 2072.

Linda Rider, Battalion Chief,  was  the EMCEE  for the Event.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9768.

Glendale Firefighter, Connor Healy received the 2014 Valentine Award. Connor’s father, Brent Healy is a Glendale firefighter.

Division Chief Eric Keppler tells us the following regarding the award.“The Valentine Award is named after John Valentine, a Peoria (AZ) Firefighter who passed away who passed away during the prime of his career from a brain tumor leaving behind a wife and daughter. The recruits vote for a member of their recruit class who best exemplifies the traits Mr. Valentine possessed: a hard-worker with integrity, honesty, honor and respect for others.”

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9738.

Makayla Higgins, has her badge pinned by her father, Chief Tom Higgins, who is with the Phoenix Fire Department. Glendale Fire Chief Mark Brudick looks on.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9746.

Sean Sine gets his badge and carries on a longtime family tradition. Sean Sine’s father Max Sine, Glendale Fire, pinned Sean’s badge on his uniform. New Glendale Firefighter starts work on Wednesday at Station 152.

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet    no. Z-004.

In a moment of levity Chief Burdick was levitated by  Firefighter Greg  Lenz  face to face with Firefighter Brian Stewart. 
Graduations are for celebrating and having  fun!  (
Jo Lungren Training Center staff, in red,  and other look on)  

 

 

Ed  Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 0225.   Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burduck pins the badge on  Firefighter Brian Stewart. 

 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9761.

Fifteen Glendale Fire Recruits graduated, received their badges and were sworn in on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The Class 14-2 was the summer class. The men and women from Glendale were joined with three from Surprise, Arizona and five from Daisy Mountain, Arizona.

 

 

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Daisy Mountain  Cadets are sworn in.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Surprise Cadets are sworn in.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9785.

Glendale, Arizona Firefighter history and legacy.

Sean Sine and his extended family at his graduation ceremony from the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center.

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9792.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9792.

OUR FUTURE! 

 

Firefighter Sean Sine and Deputy Chief Chuck Montgomery and  Sean's Certificate of Graduation.

                     

PROGRAM FIRE RECRUIT 14-2

 

 

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All the  Best  folks! Keep us Safe! - -

 

 

Glendale Police Officer  Matt Barnett retied  OCT 31, 2014 

By Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

 

 

 

Glendale Police Officer  Matt Barnett retired  from Glendale Police Department in Glendale Arizona October 31, 2014.  Matt was born in Erie Pennsylvania.  

Matt Barnett tells us, "My dad was in the Erie Pennsylvania  police for 33 years. He retired in 1999 as a lieutenant. My whole life I wanted to be a police officer."

 


Submitted  photo -   Matt Barnett at Yokota AB in Japan with his dog "Ina "

Matt enlisted in the  United States Air Force and spent  8 years as a  law enforcement specialist /military working dog handler.

 

During his 20 year career at the  Glendale Police Department,  Matt  worked as a Patrol officer and  a DARE and GREAT instructor  working with the youth.  Matt also spent many years at Glendale Police Department as a Public information officer (PIO). 

In all the varied  jobs Matt had has an officer   the   mot  important to him was,
 "Working with the kids as a Dare/Great instructor and School Resource Officer.
 Being a positive role model for the youth of the city was very rewarding."

While   working as a PIO we asked Matt  what was the funniest  thing  he had  witnessed  Matt replied,  "As a PIO I saw all kinds of funny , sad and interesting things. One thing that comes to mind was an intoxicated man got hit by a train and actually bounced off the cattle guard got up and walked away uninjured. His body was flexible due to his state he didn't get hurt at all. "

 Matt also worked School Resource Officer, and really enjoyed working with young people.

 

 

Submitted  photo -  Officer Matt Barnett  at  one  year  at Glendale Police Department.

 

For advice to a young person seeking a law enforcement career Matt states, 
"The best advice I would give a young officer is to remember the golden rule.  
Treat others as you want to be treated. Until it's time not to. "

 

Matt was awarded the Life saving medal,  and was chosen as AZ Dare officer of the year 2005.  

 

COPS AND KIDS (Formerly known as Shop With A Cop)
Brings a fun Christmas to  many  children   Glendale!

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 5606.

It’s Holiday time again and time for Cops and Kids to Shop. 2012 - All smiles, the shopping is done.  Officer Matt Barnett and Alex Orozco wait in line for their selections to be gift wrapped.

Matt tell us, "I have been participating in shop with a cop for a lot of years. It is always a great feeling to see the smile on the kids faced as we go shopping with them.  It is so rewarding knowing they will have a great Christmas. It was a pleasure to be a part of that program."

 

Matt has been married 22 years  to his  wife Dinah.  they have a daughter daughter Victoria who is 19 years old.

 

When  Matt returns  to Erie Pennsylvania  he tell us, "I will be enjoying the seasons and helping my mom and dad around the house. Doing some hunting with dad at our hunting cabin and shoveling a bunch of snow I have also accepted a position at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center,  Hamot Hospital Campus as a Senior Police Officer."
 


Lt Robert Jones Presents Matt  with a plaque.

 

 

 

 

MAT BARNETT  ---   PIO!
(Just a  few flash-backs  with the Glendale Daily Planet)

( L to R),  Office Matt Barnett, PIO from Glendale Police Department, and Ed Sharpe, Director/Producer,  with the Certificate Matt received for his participation in the 2007 Rocky Mountain Emmy® Award winning production of "The Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident - Search For The Driver". -         (Photo Sgt. Jim Toomey, PIO  Glendale Police Department)

What the  Video was about:

  Description On the evening of September 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm, Glendale firefighters responded to a car and motorcycle crash involving Laura Graff, a 24-year-old Glendale woman.

She was riding her motorcycle at 59th Avenue and Mercer Lane in Glendale Arizona. They found Graff barely clinging to life from the severe injuries caused by hit and run driver. The driver of the vehicle that hit Laura fled the scene. This footage was the first reporting of the event and a call for witnesses to help locate this driver. This driver remains unidentified.

 Unlike a traditional television newscast, this production with it's call for information narrated by Glendale Police PIO Matt Barnett, still remains online shadowing the perpetrator... someday they will be identified.  

(Glendale Daily Planet - April 24, 2008) This afternoon Officer Matt Barnett PIO from Glendale Police Department received his Emmy ® Production Certificate bestowed upon him by The National Television Academy Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter. 

Ed Sharpe of CouryGraph Productions/ Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV who was the Director/Producer/Videographer of "The Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident - Search For The Driver" presented it to Matt in the downtown Glendale Arizona  Police Headquarters. On hand for the ceremonies also was Sgt Jim Toomey who is also a Glendale Police Public information officer.

 People, from the Chief of Police down to the reporter in the field, enjoy working with Matt and are proud of his efforts since joining the PIO Office at the Glendale Police Department.

 Reaching out to the public for help and information is a vital component of many investigations, as it was in the case of Laura Graff," said Chief Steve Conrad.  "Matt does an excellent job, and I am very proud that he has been recognized for his efforts in this case." 

Sharpe commented " I like to refer to Officer Barnett as "One Take Matt" due to his direct succinct presentation of the facts we need for our news stories... " 

Sharpe continued "I never remember a time we had to re-shoot a statement. It is a joy to be able to run something like this straight though without having to edit to take dead spots out and umm's and ah's... Matt is great to work with!"

 

Call 623-930-3000 if you have any 
information  on this  unsolved case!

The Glendale Daily Planet 
Meets  Matt Barnett

The Laura Graff Hit and Run Accident was the first  story we covered with Matt Barnett, who had been a PIO for  awhile, but we were jest starting to cover police  related news stories.

This  News Blast was an interesting 4 pane approach  showing Matt giving the call for information, right of his  square was  other media also covering the event, below Matt was the contact information (static window)  and to the right of that   footage runs showing officers investigating the wreckage of Laura Graff's Harley.

 

 


 Photo -  Glendale Daily Planet/KKAT-TV Glendale AZ

SEE VIDEO HERE -

Call 623-930-3000 if you have any 
information  on this  unsolved case!

 

Photo: Glendale Police Department PIO -Officer Matt Barnett shown in  a screen from the  call for information put out over Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV. 

We are still looking for the SUV responsible for the  Hit and Run accident involving  Laura Graff and her  motorcycle which took place on the evening of September 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

 

 

Glendale Police are still looking for the  driver that hit Laura Graff on her Motorcycle Call 623-930-3000

 

  

Photo - Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet/KKAT-TV Glendale AZ

The roof of Landmark Middle School at 57 Drive and Myrtle was the final ending scene in a chase of a car thief/purse snatcher!

Gannon Hubler from KPHO 5  and  Officer Matt Barnett, PIO.

 

 

Photo - Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet/KKAT-TV Glendale AZ

Glendale  Police PIOs  Officer Matt Barnett and Sgt. Jim Toomey

Drug Ring Busted $1 Million in Drugs, Weapons & Cash Seized

GLENDALE, Ariz. 09/14/07–   Detectives from the Glendale Police Department served nine search warrants in the west valley yesterday (9/13).  They seized over 1500 pounds of marijuana, $150,000 in cash, and numerous weapons and automobiles.  Twenty-one suspects were arrested.

 

Officer Jackie Cole was an early  PIO  that also served with Officer Matt Barnet This photo by Ed Sharpe was taken later.  


Photo - Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet/KKAT-TV Glendale AZ

Channel 10  interviews Matt Barnet about The Laura Graff Hit and Run.

Missing Weapons from a stolen Maricopa County sheriff's detective's cruiser led to a SWAT  Team deployment in Glendale AZ

Matt Barnet Glendale AZ Police PIO addresses members of the media.          Photo (c) ) Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

WATCH THE END OF EVENT  VIDEO CLIP

G Glendale police  surrounded a West Valley home Wednesday north of Thunderbird Ave near 64th Ave.  Officers  arrested those who are suspects in an incident involving a  burglarized truck belonging to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Four people were arrested.

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OCOTILLO DISTRICT 
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

Officer Matt Barnett Glendale Police Department Public Information Officer and Jim Trammel City of Glendale Code Complacence on hand to talk with residents  of the Ocotillo District.

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Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Glendale Fire PIO Chuck Montgomery and Glendale  Police PIOs Sgt. Jim Toomey and  Officer Matt Barnett

PUBLIC SAFETY ASSETS FOR SUPER BOWL XLII DISPLAYED  
Friday, January 25th, 2008 - 91st and Orangewood   

 

 

Good Luck in the Future Matt!

 

EVENTS -  TAKE NOTE!   

 

Get a jump on the holiday shopping frenzy at Holiday Open House. Start your holiday shopping at the 18th Annual Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Glendale on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy spectacular shopping, delicious dining and plenty of free parking. Shops throughout Old Towne and Catlin Court will be decorated and filled with gifts, decorations, home decor and all your needs for the holidays. In addition, the Glendale Visitor Center is collecting items for a “Glendale Gives to Troops” drive to send holiday care packages to deployed service men and women. Info: click here or call 623-930-4500.

 

 

Get ready for new Hunger Games movie at Glendale Library Fandomonium event! Take a journey to Panem and celebrate your love of The Hunger Games by buying all the properties in a life-size game of Hunger Games Monopoly. Prizes will be awarded! This program is for teens, ages 12-18 only. Registration is required. Held at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12.  Info: call 623-930-3537 or click here.

 

 

 

Children can learn about heritage and more at Storytelling Quilt event.
Quilts can keep you warm at night or tell stories about an entire family's history. Children, ages 8-11, and a caregiver are invited to work as a team to design and embellish a miniature quilt that will tell a story about you, your interests or family. All materials provided, but participants are encouraged to bring a photocopy of a personal photo to incorporate into your unique storytelling quilt. Registration required. Held at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5. Info: call 623-930-3537 or 
click here.

 


Gallery Glendale will host Glendale Community College (GCC)  in November. GCC’s Art Department is dedicated to promoting a learning environment where students can focus on their own visual literacy and its relationship to the world around them. Glendale Community College has state-of-the-art facilities where students can explore the areas of two and three dimensional studies. The dedicated instructors challenge students in their development of critical thinking in both the production and study of various Fine Art disciplines. The multi-talented faculty members of Glendale Community College will showcase their creativity at the gallery in November. The exhibit will open on Friday, Nov. 7, with an Exhibit Opening event from 6-9 p.m., and will be on display until Saturday, Nov. 29. Admission to Gallery Glendale is free, and is open Fridays and Saturdays; 6-9 p.m. Gallery Glendale is located at Westgate Entertainment District, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd.  Info: 623-930-3557 or click here.  Info: 623-930-3557 or click here.




 

FIREFIGHTERS HOSTING FIRST ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– Glendale’s Hope for Hunger Food Bank, the first firefighter ran food bank in the country, is hosting its first annual Turkey Drive this Saturday, November 8, at Ranch Market located at 6730 West Camelback Road in Glendale. Volunteers will be on hand to accept turkeys as well as canned goods from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

 

Hope For Hunger Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to those in need and is now serving residents in Glendale and some parts of Peoria and Phoenix. The food bank was founded in 2011by Glendale Firefighters, opened its doors to serve the community in May 2012, and completed its first full year in 2013. There was an astounding increase of 57% when comparing 17,000 families in 2012 to 39,700 families in 2013. This is 146,000 men, women, and children impacted in 2013, up from 61,000 in 2012.

 

To learn more about Hope for Hunger Food Bank, please visit www.hopeforhungerfb.org.

 

 

Dr. Buck’s 9th Annual Wild Western Festival!
By Bette Sharpe – Glendale Daily Planet

History, Hollywood and the Old American West came together for a three day event, October 24, 25, and 26 at Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale. Dr. Buck’s Wild Western Festival was voted “Best Wild West Show in the United States 2014 and 2014” by True West Magazine. 


Admission tickets were reduced to $4.00 for an adult and $2.00 for a child if 4 items of non-perishable foods items were brought in to fill the Hope for Hunger food barrels.


The event featured live music, gunfights, movie stars and stuntmen. Two well-known western actors Don Collier and Dan Haggery were spotted Sunday afternoon at the Wild West Stage. They were part of a panel discussion about being in and making western movies.

 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9448.
Bethany Streeper won the chocolate pie eating contest on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Dr. Buck’s 9th Annual Wild Western Festival held in Sahuaro Ranch Park. Standing next to Bethany is Jesse Davis, who was one of the pie eatin’ contestants. The chocolate pie did have whipped cream on the top, as you can tell by the evidence that remains on these two girls’ faces. 

 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9420.
Bethany Streeper showing she had her game face on. He was in it to win it, and she did.

 

 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9490.
Destiny Mahkovtz won the cherry pie eating contest Sunday afternoon. “Hotshot” Johnny holds up her hand and announces Destiny the winner of a dinner at Bitz-ee Mama’s Restaurant.

 



Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9475.
It was not a pretty site at the pie eatin’ contest this year’s Dr. Buck Wild West Festival. Standing behind the contestants are Alibi and Johnny Tuscadero. The three young men seem to be enjoying the cherry pies, courtesy of Village Inn. Eight people participated in the pie eating contest. Any leftovers were boxed up for each contestant to take home.

 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9538.
“Hotshot” Johnny and “gun control” performed each of the three day Wild West show in Glendale over the weekend. Do not try this at home. No live ammo was used during any of the shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 



Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9542.
“Hotshot” Johnny Tuscadero with an over-the-shoulder six shooter trick. He makes it look easy. He has had plenty of practice over the past twenty-five years. He is an internationally known western arts entertainer. 

 


Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9591.
Buddy, The Pirate, won twice on Sunday. Once in his custom competition, Halloween, and he won Best in Show. 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9571.

Dr. Buck - WANTS TO SEE YA NEXT YEAR! 

Dens of  Cubs Visit  Mayor Weiers'  Lair in City Hall!

By Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

 

With eyes wide in wonder Cub Scouts and their leaders from den 567  den 434 were treated to an evening of discussion  with  Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and  a tour of  wildlife and  other artifacts.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9123.

Backrow l to r

Jessica Lewis, Jared Barnes, Dillon Madsen, Jarom Lewis, Stephan Gordon, Hayden Greer, Mason Monnier, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Nan Ely
Middle row l to r
Hunter Selkirk, Justin Ely, Nelson Larkin, Aden Weisenhunt , Marcus Mcleod, Joshua Tingey
Front row
Xander Granatelli

 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 1728.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers  give an entertaining lesson  on Law and citizenship and a bit  about  his  history.  Each subject  a Cub Scout studies and achieves  gives them another Belt Loop to wear.  Belt Loops are similar  to Merit Badges the older Boy Scouts wear .   For this evening   the talk centered on rights and duties as a citizen and also how to help law enforcement agencies. Also covered was why we have laws and government and which laws we obey on a weekly basis.  The meeting culminated with the presentation to each Cub Scout a 'LUKE FORWARD" Challenge Coin and  a talk about the history of Challenge Coins. 

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9134.

Stephan Gordon , Marcus Mcleod, Dillon Madsen 

Examine Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers Challenge Coin collection

 

Cub Scouts had lots of Questions  for Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, who  give an entertaining lesson  on Law and citizenship. 

 

 

 

 

Leader from Den 567 Jessica Lewis tell us 

"We went to fulfill the requirements for our citizenship requirements and belt loop. For that we must visit with a local site of government.  Talk about our rights and duties as a citizen and also how we can help law enforcement agencies. Also why we have laws and government and which laws we obey on a weekly basis.  Also for the requirements we had to know how to respect out countries flag and how to perform a flag ceremony and raise and lower and flag and fold it properly. "

When asked about the Belt loop  Jessica  told  us, 

"A belt loop is an award that the Cub Scout aged boys earn when they do certain requirements in scouting.  They earn belt loops instead of merit badges when they are in cub scouts. There are all different kinds like basketball, golf, mathematics, weather, citizenship, arts, music. They can choose any that they would like to earn or work on. They can work on them at home with their parents or family and we as a Cub Scout den also work on them through out the month at our weekly den meetings. The boys meet each week for an hour."

Jessica  stated, "We had so much fun and the boys all loved going home and showing off their coins that the Mayor gave them!! "

full  list of names from the visit with the mayor below - 

from den 567

Xander Granatelli
Hunter Selkirk
Justin Ely
Nelson Larkin
Aden Weisenhunt
Marcus McLeod
Hayden Greer
Jarom Lewis
Stephan Gordon 
Mason Monnier


from den 434

Dillon Madsen 
Joshua Tingey
Den Chief Jared Barnes


Leaders from 567
Jessica Lewis
Nan Ely

 

 



 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9113.

 Mayor Jerry Weiers  gave each Cub Scout a 'LUKE FORWARD" Challenge Coin  when they visited  the Mayor's office as part of fulfilling requirements for the scouting program. 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9118.

NO! Mayor Jerry Weiers is NOT pulling the Dillon Madsen's nose off! This young man is in wide-eyed awe of the Luke Forward Challenge coins the Mayor handed out to each of the young men and their leaders. Fellow Cub Scouts, Nelson Larkin, Hayden Greer, Aden Weisenhunt and Joshua Tingey, look on.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9117.

Cub Scouts Stephan Gordon, Aden Weisenhunt and Justin Ely 
examine the 'LUKE FORWARD" Challenge Coin  Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers  gave each Cub Scout

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9115

  Mayor Jerry Weiers  gave each Cub Scout a 'LUKE FORWARD" Challenge Coin  when they visited  the Mayor's office as part of fulfilling requirements for the scouting program. 

 

CHALLENGE COIN From  WIKIPEDIA 

A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.[1]OriginsThere are several stories detailing the origins of the challenge coin.

The Roman Empire rewarded soldiers by presenting them with coins to recognize their achievements.[2]

According to the most common story, challenge coins originated during World War I.[3][4] American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scions attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit in mid-term to join the war.[5][6]In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore about his neck. Shortly after acquiring the medallion, the pilots' aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a German patrol. In order to discourage his escape, the Germans took all of his personal identification except for the small leather pouch around his neck. In the meantime, he was taken to a small French town near the front. Taking advantage of a bombardment that night, he escaped. However, he was without personal identification. He succeeded in avoiding German patrols by donning civilian attire and reached the front lines. With great difficulty, he crossed no-man's land.

Eventually, he stumbled onto a French outpost. Unfortunately, saboteurs had plagued the French in the sector. They sometimes masqueraded as civilians and wore civilian clothes. Not recognizing the young pilot's American accent, the French thought him to be a saboteur and made 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 would-be executioners and one of his French captors recognized the squadron insignia on the medallion. They delayed his execution long enough for him to confirm his identity. Instead of shooting him they gave him a bottle of wine.[2][5][6][7]

Back at his squadron, it became tradition to ensure that all members carried their medallion or coin at all times.[2] This was accomplished through challenge in the following manner - a challenger would ask to see the medallion. If the challenged could not produce a medallion, they were required to buy a drink of choice for the member who challenged them. If the challenged member produced a medallion, then the challenging member was required to pay for the drink. This tradition continued on throughout the war and for many years after the war while surviving members of the squadron were still alive.[6][7]

See a lot more   information in the  rest of the wiki article   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenge_coin 

 

2014 ATHENA Awards and AWEE Scholarship Presentations 

By Bette Sharpe  -  Glendale Daily Planet

 

The ATHENA Award, awarded internationally, recognizes exemplary achievement and challenges and challenges its recipients with a continued sense of responsibility, support and leadership. There are 3 aspects for the award, Leadership, Mentorship and Community Service. Each of these characteristics was exemplified by this year’s ATHENA recipients.

The ATHENA is presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, which was established in 1888 and now represents 2,500 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix. The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and market opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber enhances members’ success by promotion economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community with local chapters in Anthem, Deer Valley and South Mountain/Leveen.

There were eighty applicants for the prestigious awards this year. From those eighty, eleven finalist and three ATHENA Awards were announced. 

"It’s a great honor to celebrate these exemplary Valley businesswomen," said Todd Sanders, Presidents and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. "All of the ATHENA finalists truly represent leadership and professional excellence of the highest distinction. These women have a genuine desire to inspire, develop and support other women to achieve their full potential. In addition, they have consistently dedicated themselves to the community in which they live. It is an honor for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce to continue the great tradition of The ATHENA Awards and highlight these women’s achievements, leadership, community service and contributions."

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9352.

Ilana Lowery,  Editor in-Chief  at Phoenix Business Journal, was one of the eleven 2014 ATHENA finalists. The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the Frank Lloyd Wright Conference Center at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. This year there were 80 applicants for the recognition and from those 80, there 11 finalist and 3 ATHENA Awards were given. Ilana is also a Glendale resident

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9323.

On stage at the event are Todd Sanders, President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Pearl Chang Esau, Expect More Arizona; and Kim Shepard, Cigna. Pearl Change Esau was awarded the Young Professional ATHENA Award for 2014. "An ATHENA supports the development and growth of younger professionals to ensure they are tomorrow’s leaders", from the event program.

The three finalists in the Young Professional division were Pearl Chang Esau, President and CEO Expect More Arizona; Meghan Cox, Partner, Lincoln Strategy Group; Sidnee Peck, Director, Center of Entrepreneurship, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9334

Todd Sanders, President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; has just presented Christy McClendon, New Pathways for Youth, the 2014 Public Sector ATHENA Award. Amy Schapira, Wells Fargo is standing next to Christy McClendon. The award ceremony was the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce annual event. This year the award presentation was on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at The Arizona Biltmore.

The second category of the ATHENA Award is from the Public Sector. The 2014 finalists in this category were, Kimberly Hall, Director of Career Services, Goodwill of Central Arizona; Linda Hunt, President of Dignity Health, Arizona Service Area; Christy McClendon, President and CEO, New Pathways for Youth; and Avein Saaty Tafoya, Chief Executive Officer, Adelante Healthcare.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9343.

Todd Sanders, President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Tammy McLeod, Arizona Public Service; and Matt McGuire, Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Tammy McLeod was awarded the 2014 Private Sector ATHENA Award on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Third category for the 2014 ATHENA Award comes from the Private Sector. This year’s finalists were Kristine Kassel, President, Benefits by Design; Sheila Kloefkorn, President and CEO, KEO Marketing, Inc.; Ilana Lowery, Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix Business Journal; and Tammy McLeod, Vice President, Energy Resource Management, Arizona Public Service.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9367.

Taleah Epperson-Slater was award a $5,000 scholarship. Thanks to a generous donation from Cancer Centers of America that added to the $3,505.00 amount from AWEE (Arizona Women’s Education and Employment). The ATHENA Awards honor women in business and carry with it the spirit of ATHENA, Leadership, Mentoring, and Community Service.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 9310.

These beautiful centerpieces could have been yours with a suggested $20.00 contribution to the AWEE scholarship fund.

 

Glendale Offers Resources, Tips for Safe Halloween. 
Did you know that children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year?
In addition, seasonal decorations and costumes can be highly flammable and pose risks to your family or your home.
Halloween is a popular holiday, with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties, but it can also be a time to be
mindful of safety precautions to make sure everyone has a fun time and stays safe.

The city of Glendale is offering ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ reflective Halloween bags and glow-in-the-dark bracelets at any of the three
Glendale libraries, which are free while supplies last.

• If trick-or-treating, remember to wear something reflective.
• Drivers should stay on alert, especially in residential neighborhoods.
• Make sure costumes fit to increase the mobility and visibility of children wearing them.
• USA Safe Kids suggests children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult.
• Check all treats before they are eaten and report anything suspicious.
• Be sure your children know how to cross a street properly. They should always look both ways before crossing the street and should
only cross at corners or crosswalks. Make sure that if you have more than one child, they know to take the hand of the younger child
when they cross a street.
• For the purpose of lighting jack-o-lanterns, use a flashlight or a liquid light that glows after it bends, not candles.
• Purchase only costumes, wigs and props labeled flame-resistant or flame-retardant. When creating a costume, choose material that
won’t easily ignite if it comes in contact with heat or flame. Avoid billowing or long trailing features.
• Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations away from all open flames and
heat sources, including light bulbs, heaters, etc.
• Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, ensuring nothing blocks escape routes.
• Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torchlights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters,
whose costumes may brush against the lighting.
• Instruct children to stay away from open flames or other heat sources. Be sure children know how to stop, drop and roll in the
event their clothing catches fire. (Stop immediately, drop to the ground, covering your face with your hands and roll over and over to
extinguish flames.)
• Instruct children who are attending parties at others’ homes to locate the exits and plan how they would get out in an emergency.
• Provide children with lightweight flashlights to carry for lighting or as part of their costume so they can be seen while walking in
neighborhoods.
• Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren’t going with them. Let them know that they are to check in with you every hour, by
phone or by stopping back at home. Make sure that they know not to deviate from the planned route so that you always know where
they will be.

Make the most of your Halloween festivities by following these safety tips from the city of Glendale.

 

NEW RESTAURANT TO OPEN AT GLENDALE AIRPORT
Visit New Café for Soaring Culinary Delights

 

         GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Municipal Airport will soon be home to a new restaurant proprietor, Something Special Aviation (SSA) Café, for pilots, staff and visitors to enjoy while at the facility.

The new restaurant will open on Nov. 3, with daily hours from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu for breakfast and lunch will feature waffles, eggs, breakfast burritos, coffees and lattes, pastries, sandwiches, salads, burgers and more.

SSA Café is an extension of Something Special Catering & Events, a company with more than 20 years of culinary service experience in San Jose, CA and Scottsdale. “Our catering company has been working out of a full-service catering kitchen in Scottsdale alongside our parent company In Flight Services,” said General Manager Michelle Robinson. “With the influx of business Super Bowl will bring this February we knew we wanted to expand, and the Glendale Airport seemed like a perfect fit.”

The Café will hold a Fall Festival and Open House event on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-6 p.m., with complimentary food, live music and raffle giveaways. Raffle prize proceeds and donations will benefit Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. 

The restaurant is located in the Glendale Municipal Airport Terminal, at 6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., suite 104. Here is more information on SSA Café.

Located just five miles west of downtown Glendale, five miles east of Luke Air Force Base, and 30 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix, Glendale’s 477-acre modern airport features a beautifully designed two-story, 18,000 square-foot terminal, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract control tower, and complete airport services for general aviation and corporate jet traffic.

 

 

Councilmember Ian Hugh - Cactus District - 
City of Glendale Dinner and District News!

Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 5 to 7 p.m. --  Historic Manistee Ranch

Councilmember Ian Hugh invited his district homeowners and business folk to an  Open House style Cactus District Meeting. This is an opportunity for everyone to meet your neighbors and talk with representatives from the Police, Fire, and Code Compliance Departments, and City Manager Brenda Fischer. 

Great food provided by Shane's Rib Shack, Westgate for over 100 people. The kids from the Glendale Youth Center did a great job setting up and tearing down.

 

 

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\Polly Foulks  and Ethel Hale  discuss district issues  with Councilman Ian Hugh

 

 

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Karen Anderson From SPAYNEUTERHOTLINE.ORG

 

SPAY NEUTER HOTLINE

            Phoenix: 602.265.SPAY (7729)          Tucson: 520.624.SPAY (7729)

                                                Statewide: 1.866.952.SPAY (7729)

                     The following information is to Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services around the state.

Prices are Not Guaranteed and Subject to Change.

When calling to make an appointment, be sure to ask if there will be any "required services" that you must purchase in addition to the spay/neuter. 
*Every clinic will vary in rates and requirements.  Please ask questions when calling to make your companion's appointment.

Thank you for spaying & neutering!

Some clinics offer discounts to Hotline referrals, so remember to mention that you were referred by the Spay/Neuter Hotline when you call to make an appointment.

Have questions about spay/neuter? Read our FAQ!

Our Spay/Neuter Hotline TNR Program

Learn more about our TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) Program here, or call (602) 265-SPAY (7729), or emailferalcats@adlaz.org. We can assist the humane way!

Please note, we are not a removal or relocation service.

 

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Great food provided by Shane's Rib Shack, Westgate for over 100 people.

 

 

 

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 Ian introduces City Manager Brenda Fischer.

 

 

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City Manager Brenda Fischer briefed  district members about  city developments and  information about the 2 big games!

 

 

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K9 Exhibit!  Officers Griffith and Anderson put on 'the show'  

In addition, Sergeant J. Jezulin, Crime Prevention Specialist Angela Botz and Commander R. Levander were there.

 

 

Glendale Invites Public to Voice
 Opinions on Fair Housing

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The City of Glendale invites the public to voice their opinions on fair housing through an online Glendale Fair Housing Survey. The survey can be accessed on the city of Glendale’s website from Oct. 15 through Nov. 21, 2014.

In addition to the survey, Glendale’s Community Revitalization Division will be hosting a series of public meetings to inform the public about the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) survey which is a review to identify problems associated with people in protected classes being able to choose a place to live within their financial means. For more information on upcoming Community Revitalization Division AI meetings click here.

The AI survey process is open to Glendale residents, landlords, lending providers and other housing providers including non-profits. For a list of the survey groups and to complete an AI survey visit the Glendale website or select from the following categories and select the link.

·         Resident Survey in English click here

·         Resident Survey in Spanish click here

·         Lending Institution Survey click here

·         Housing Provider/Advocate Survey click here

·         Realtor Survey click here

Glendale relies on federal funding to support local efforts to develop housing, prevent homelessness and provide human services. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires entitlement communities, such as Glendale to complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. For a complete listing of the social service agencies that receive federal funds from the city, call the Community Revitalization Division at 623-930-3670.

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GLENDALE RECEIVES NATIONAL PARK 
Re-ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

City’s Parks and Recreation Services among Five Arizona Cities on Exclusive Elite Park List

 

        GLENDALE, Ariz. – The City of Glendale is proud to announce it has been accredited and nationally recognized for its park facilities and recreations programs. This distinguished Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) re-accreditation was awarded during the 2014 National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition adding Glendale to the exclusive list of elite park and recreation departments across the country.

“Our park and recreation department strives to provide our community with great parks, playgrounds, programs and facilities including our skate parks and aquatic center. We have a very dedicated and professional staff that deserves the recognition of this accreditation as evidence of the fantastic job they do, day in and day out,” said Community Service’s Director, Erik Strunk.

The CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community.  This mark of distinction indicates that the City of Glendale has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

A CARPA accreditation is a quality assurance and improvement process demonstrating the City’s commitment to its employees, residents, visitors and the community.  Glendale joins Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale and Tucson as the only Arizona cities to receive this accreditation.  As part of the accreditation process, the City of Glendale’s Park, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division had to demonstrate compliance in to 144 standards. The CARPA accreditation is a five-year cycle that includes a self-assessment report, on-site visitation and the Commission’s review and decision. 

        Here is more information of Glendale’s various park and recreation services.

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GLENDALE WARNS AGAINST 
SUSPICIOUS BALLOT COLLECTION ACTIVITY

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale City Clerk’s Office has received calls about people offering to gather and help complete early ballots for the general election in some Glendale neighborhoods.  The City of Glendale and the Maricopa County Elections Department are not participating in any neighborhood collection projects and warn residents to protect their vote.

“We want to make sure every vote is counted and tallied the way it was intended,” said Darcie McCracken, Glendale’s Deputy City Clerk. “Safeguarding your ballot and your vote by making sure it is received is so important.”

The City of Glendale urges residents voting with an early ballot to take their ballot to a post office or to the City of Glendale’s Ballot Box at the City Hall building at 5850 W. Glendale Ave. through Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.  For an early ballot to be counted in the General Election it must be received (postmarks do not count) by 7 p.m. on Election Day. After Oct. 31, early ballots can be dropped off on Election Day at any polling location. For polling locations across the city of Glendale click here.

 

 

GLENDALE CELEBRATES EXEMPLARY 
SERVICE DURING A RECORD STORM

Citizens Invited to Learn More about City’s Programs and Services as part of Cities & Towns Week

          GLENDALE, Ariz. – As communities across the state celebrate the 13th Annual Cities & Towns Week this week, the city of Glendale is highlighting the outstanding services of more than 100 employees during record setting rainstorm in early September that caused havoc in the Glendale area.

        “During any given year the statistics of what city employees do to serve a city of 227,000 residents is remarkable,” said City Manager Brenda S. Fischer. “Watching this same Glendale workforce come together in a time of crisis and their tireless dedication to serve their community is inspiring.”

Mark Brown, an employee in the Glendale Water Services Department is one such employee. Brown’s instrumental command of equipment and staff allocation during the record rainfall on Sept. 8, 2014 safeguarded residents and minimized the lasting damage in the Yucca District. 

“There were numerous calls related to missing manhole covers, plugged grates, and flooded roadways. Mark took command of the situation and provided solutions to the flooding issues.  In addition, he and his staff were prepared to handle all the other flooding events in the city and responding to our customers in their time of need,” said Craig Johnson P.E., Glendale’s Water Services Director.

Arizona’s Cities & Towns Week is from Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 and has been set aside to provide citizens with important information about the employees, services and programs provided by their city. Programs like the City of Glendale’s Community Action Program (CAP).  CAP helps Glendale residents become self-sufficient while they are experiencing a financial hardship or crisis in their lives. Several of the hardest hit areas during the record storm were low-income areas. CAP Manager Becky Daniel rallied to help several families that lost all their belongings as their apartments filled with waste high water.

 “One family with two disabled sons lost everything. They didn’t have clothing, beds or furniture that was salvageable,” Daniel explains. Through contacts and grants, Daniel was able to line up new beds and furniture from Glendale’s business partner, American Furniture Warehouse. Last week, Daniel armed with several volunteers from the community returned to the Glenn Apartments to help these families reclaim some of what they lost during the flood.

More information and a complete listing on Glendale’s programs and services are always available on Glendale’s website. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the 91 incorporated cities and towns in the state of Arizona. It provides policy and legislative advocacy and information services, along with publications and educational programs to strengthen the quality and efficiency of municipal government.

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Picture Caption:    Becky Daniel with City of Glendale’s Community Action Program directing furniture deliveries to low-income families impacted by the record rainstorm.  

 

"Touch-a-Truck"

By Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

"Touch-a-Truck" was a crowd pleaser on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 a. m. to 1:00 p.m.

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A future driver takes the wheel at the 2014 Touch-A-Truck event held Saturday, October 18.2014 on the west side of the Westgate Entertainment District.

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Kids of all ages could checkout trucks of all sizes by actually sitting behind the wheel. Professional drivers and operators were on hand to answer questions and for safety. How do I blow the horn was a big question asked and answered. The free family friendly was a crowd pleaser on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smaller trucks were available, in the sandbox, for test drives and for scooping and dumping.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to ride on the chair lift to GUS the Bus?

 

 

 




 

20th Annual Front Porch Festival and Happy Fall

By Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet

 

Autumn began about a month ago and it is pumpkin and scarecrow time.

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Merchants in the Historic Catlin Court area transformed the area once again with a scarecrow contest. This scarecrow stands in the garden area of Papa Ed’s Ice Cream store. Visitors to the area were asked to vote for their favorite scarecrow.

 

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This pretty scarecrow was found standing in front of Shelley’s Specialty Desserts.

 

 

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A handsome scarecrow guards the Tole Shop.

 

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The Shop on the Corner, hosted a group of scarecrows!

 

 

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Louise Ray is a quilter. Some of her quilts were for sale on Saturday as part of the 20th Annual Front Porch Festival in the Historic Catlin Court area of downtown Glendale. Some of Ray’s quilts are machine stitched while others are all done by hand or are hand finished. If you missed the fall festival, her quilts are available at Bears and More, 7146 N. 58th Drive, in Glendale. Now that fall is here, the holidays are not far away.

 




 

 

 

Veterans Honored at 12th Annual Glendale Memorial Ceremony

Citizens Invited to Join Tribute to Veterans

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– The Glendale Veterans Memorial Association and the Glendale Library and Arts Division cordially invite you to attend the 12th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Glendale Veterans Memorial on the front lawn of the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

During this ceremony in honor of Arizona’s service men and women, members of the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans will replace the current flags from the memorial with new ones. These flags include an American flag, an Arizona state flag, and a POW/MIA flag.

Ret. Master Sgt. Wayne Crusinberry, who has been instrumental in the creation and continued success of this ceremony, notes that the Mayor, members of the City Council, Fire Department, Police, and other city officials have been invited to attend. A similar ceremony, sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans, takes place every July 4.

Commissioned by the Glendale Public Art Program with major funding through the city's 1percent for Art Fund, artist Joe Tyler’s memorial is officially titled “For Every Drop of Blood—For Every Life Devoted.”  Here are all the details about the memorial.

This ceremony is free and open to the public.  Please note that the Glendale Main Library itself will be closed for the holiday. For more information, call the Main Library at 623-930-3531.

 

 



 

 

MAYOR WEIERS CHOSEN TO CHAIR LEAGUE OF

CITIES AND TOWN POLICY COMMITTEE

 

            GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers has been appointed to chair the League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ Public Safety, Military Affairs and Court Policy Committee. The League’s president, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell announced the appointment yesterday as the 2014 Arizona Cities and Towns Week launched.

 

“I am honored to serve as the chair of this committee. While every municipality in Arizona is committed to protecting its citizens and supporting the military, we all have to stay on top of the many issues that could impact our communities’ ability to do so, said Weiers. “Working closely with Mayor Mitchell and League staff, this committee will be a benefit to every city and town in the state.”

 

Mayor Weiers formerly served as the Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs and Public Safety in the Arizona House of Representatives. He also served on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Military Sustainability Task Force. He is the recipient of the Copper Shield Award in recognition of his support of military veterans, their families, and their survivors. During his time as Mayor, he has organized three large and successful events to benefit veterans including two Stand Up for Veterans community events and the Mayor’s Big Dog Run.

 

Mayor Weiers’ appointment comes during 2014 Arizona Cities and Towns Week. The week of Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 has been set aside to provide citizens with important information about the services and programs provided by their city. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the 91 incorporated cities and towns in the state of Arizona. It provides policy and legislative advocacy and information services, along with publications and educational programs to strengthen the quality and efficiency of municipal government. For more information, visit www.azleague.org.

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Old cypress tree is apparently in need of some help.

 

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Old cypress tree is apparently in need of some help. The lot it stands on, the southeast corner of Myrtle and 58th Avenue has been vacant for years. Unfortunately, this old icon on the corner may have to come down. Just to the north of the intersection is Landmark Elementary school. The City of Glendale is investigating. More information will be forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

DOWNTOWN GLENDALE SHOPPING SEASON BEGINS
 WITH HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE NOV. 8

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The holidays are about tradition and historic Downtown Glendale is set to

continue one of its own with a seasonal favorite, the 18th Annual Holiday Open House, November 8.

The shopping extravaganza runs from 10a-4p and features shops in Glendale’s Old Towne and Catlin Court

districts offering special deals to help shoppers find that perfect holiday gift.

 

Shoppers will be transported into a winter wonderland, as storeowners will decorate their businesses

with festive holiday lights and decorations. Shoppers can enjoy artist demonstrations and complimentary

refreshments.

 

For the second year in a row, participants will also be encouraged to make a holiday ornament

ranging from $1 to $5 each that will be displayed on the community holiday tree in Catlin Court. Proceeds

will benefit the Military Family Support Group. Also, this event marks the conclusion of the Treats For The

Troops drive. Visitors can donate items for holiday-themed gift boxes that will be shipped to service men

and women in mid-November just in time for the holiday season. Among the suggested gift box items – baby

wipes, small package of non-perishable snacks and phone cards.

 

To see a full list of all suggested gift items please visit www.visitglendale.com.

 

Holiday messages from the heart can also be shared with military personnel through free greeting

cards that will be available in the Glendale Visitor Center, located at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140.

Staff members at the Visitor Center will also provide event maps and event details. The first 100 visitors at

the center will receive a free West Valley Info Pack.

For more information, call 623-930-4500 or visit www.visitglendale.com.

 

 

http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/academy-reveals-primetime-engineering-emmy-winners/384733

The Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, which will be honored on January 8, 2014, at the Bellagio Hotel, and held in tandem with the Consumers Electronics Show   

 

 

 

 

 

Video - http://youtu.be/RVnYC8ydJBY  -  © Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet 
Audience members at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce candidate forum listened politely Oct. 7 as candidates for city council seats in the Barrel, Cholla and Ocotillo districts answered questions posed by a three-member panel during a luncheon at the Renaissance-Glendale hotel.

The panel:

Michelle Rider, Chairman and CEO, WESTMARC

Dave Mitchell, President, Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Blake, Intentional Solutions

 

 

In Glendale, Habitat for Humanity 
builds 2 new houses for Glendale families

By Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

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Raising the wall!

This is the first of two houses to be built by Habitat for Humanity in Glendale on two adjoining lots. One Saturday morning there were between 25 and 30 volunteers on site, which was a perfect number to this size of project. Earlier this year in June Habitat for Humanity dedicated their 1000th home! When these two homes are complete, Glendale will have over a dozen Habitat for Humanity homes. These houses are on 61st Ave. south of Glendale Ave.

 

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Securing wall to foundation.  

 

 

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Bracing the  raised wall.

Richard Mbazumutina hammers in a nail while Glendale Mayor Weiers holds the brace in place. This is the first of two houses to be built by Habitat for Humanity in Glendale on two adjoining lots. One Saturday morning there were between 25 and 30 volunteers on site, which was a perfect number to this size of project. Earlier this year in June Habitat for Humanity dedicated their 1000th home! When these two homes are complete, Glendale will have over a dozen Habitat for Humanity homes.

 

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Sabina Krusch and Hershey Kelly are signing one of the walls of one of the new Habitat for Humanity houses being built in Glendale. Volunteers constructing the house are asked to sign inspirational and heartfelt thoughts and wishes to the family who will be living in the house.

 

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Glendale City Councilmember Gary Sherwood signs the wall stud in the  new home.

 

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Future home owners, Bosco and Claudine Nkumbuyinka. Both of whom are helping with the construction of their new home Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers at right.

 

 

 

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by creating your own ofrenda box. 

 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by creating your own ofrenda box with local artist, Christy Puetz, in the first adult session of the Create, Connect, Collaborate series at the Velma Teague Library, 7010 N. 58th Avenue, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.

In many Latin American countries, it is believed that souls return to earth on each Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.”  Altar boxes, known as ofrendas, are decorated with paints, ribbons, fabrics, and special mementos to honor the deceased and assist in their journey home. All materials will be provided for you to make your own ofrenda box but participants can bring their own personal mementos to incorporate into their design.

The program is free and open to ages 16 years or older, but requires prior registration.  For more information and to register, please call 623-930-3431.

 

Get Informed – Public Invited to Voice Opinions on Affordable Housing  

The City of Glendale invites the public to voice their opinions on affordable housing through an online Glendale Free Housing Survey. The survey can be accessed on through the city of Glendale’s website from Oct. 15 through Nov. 21, 2014.

In addition to the survey, Glendale’s Community Revitalization Division will be hosting a series of public meetings to inform the public about the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) survey which is a review to identify problems associated with people in protected classes being able to choose a place to live within their financial means. For a list of dates and time of the Community Revitalization Division AI meetings.

The AI survey process is open to Glendale residents, landlords, lending providers and other housing providers including non-profits. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires entitlement communities, such as Glendale to complete an AI. For a complete listing of the meeting times or for more information on the survey call the Community Revitalization Division at 623-930-3670 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/Clerk/publicnotices_communityrevitalization.cfm

 

 




 

 

POST-GAME CONCERT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
Valley-based rock band Gin Blossoms

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Monday, October 13, 2014

 

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announce today that Valley-based rock band Gin Blossoms will play a post-game concert for all fans in attendance at the Coyotes game versus the Florida Panthers on Saturday, October 25 at Gila River Arena.

 

"We are very pleased to have one of the best bands that the Valley has ever produced, Gin Blossoms, perform for our great fans on October 25," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "It should be a fun night and we hope our fans take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to watch our Coyotes play and then enjoy some great rock at Gila River Arena."

 

For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona's top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Gin Blossoms soon unfurled a chain of crossover favorites spanning five different formats, from "Hey Jealousy" and "Until I Fall Away" to "Follow You Down" and the GRAMMY®-nominated "As Long As It Matters," earning the band sales in excess of 10 million in the US alone.

 

"Hey Jealousy" was one of 1993's essential singles, ruling the top 5 at Mainstream Rock radio before ascending to the top 25 on Billboard's "Hot 100." The following year saw "Found Out About You" reach equivalent height on the "Hot 100," while also eclipsing its predecessor by reaching the #1 spot on Billboard's "Modern Rock Tracks" tally.

 

"Til I Hear It From You," the first single from A&M's Empire Records: The Soundtrack. The unforgettable track - written by Valenzuela, Wilson, and the great singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw - was hailed by Billboard as "the closest thing to a perfect pop song to hit radio in recent memory," and as such, duly rose all the way to the top 10 on Billboard's "Hot 100."

 

For more information on the Gin Blossoms, please visit: www.ginblossoms.net, www.facebook.com/gin-blossoms, and twitter.com/ginblossoms.

 

Gin Blossoms will begin their concert at Gila River Arena immediately following the conclusion of the Coyotes versus Panthers game on Saturday, October 25. For ticket information, please visit ArizonaCoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK (7825).

 




 

 

Glendale Police Seek Help Solving 
27 year old Cold Case Homicide

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Twenty-seven years ago on August 8th, 1987, the body of 54 year old Glendale resident Orison "Jim" Chafin was found in the early morning hours in the Resthaven Park Cemetery at 6290 W. Northern Avenue. Orison "Jim" Chafin had been brutally murdered.

Chafin, a disabled veteran, lived alone in a Glendale trailer park. He served in the Navy and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He last was seen about midnight leaving a bar near 59th and Glendale avenues the evening he was murdered.

The motive of the murder was unknown, but investigators have received new information in this case. Investigators believe there was a group of individuals present who witnessed the murder of Chafin that night in the cemetery. Investigators believe some of those witnesses may still be alive and reside in the area.

Orison "Jim" Chafin no longer has any living family members and has no one to speak on his behalf. The Glendale Police Department is speaking on his behalf asking for the public’s assistance. Investigators believe this murder that happened twenty-seven years ago can be solved with help of the public.

Glendale Police Investigators are seeking the community’s help finding the person responsible for the murder of Orison "Jim" Chafin. The Glendale Police Department encourages anyone that has information on this cold case homicide to call Glendale Police Detectives at (623) 930-3173 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. See attached photo of Orison "Jim" Chafin.

 




 

 

 

 

GLENDALE RECEIVES IMPROVED OUTLOOK

FROM MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE

 

Glendale, Ariz. –– For the first time since February 2011, the city of Glendale’s financial outlook has been upgraded from negative to stable by Moody’s Investors Service.  The positive reaction from Moody’s solidifies the actions of the Glendale City Council and city staff over the past year to manage and maintain fiscal stability for the city.

Moody’s, one of the world’s leading providers of credit ratings, specifically cited key areas of strength for the city of Glendale including:

·        Management’s willingness to permanently increase the city’s sales tax rate to support both operations and excise tax debt service

·        New management team in place since late 2013

·        Reduced net costs of NHL’s Coyotes to the city under an agreement with the team’s current owners

·        Conservative assumptions for the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget contributing toward a continued trend toward better performance than deep deficits back during the recession 

·        Potential sales of excess capital assets

·        Continued economic recovery

 

“This validates the actions we’ve taken over the past year and this accomplishes the first step in stabilizing the city’s financial condition,” said Brenda Fischer, Glendale city manager.  “This is great news for all of Glendale and we look forward to continuing this fiscally responsible direction with the support of the City Council, employees, residents, city partners and the business community.”

Moody’s also affirmed Glendale’s General Obligation bond rating of A3, an upper medium-investment grade rating held since August 2013 

In addition to the positive news from Moody’s, on Sept. 25, Standard and Poor’s Rating Services affirmed its AA ratings on Glendale’s series 2007 transportation excise tax revenue obligations.   In summary, the bond rating for these particular bonds has not changed and reflects a very strong capacity to meet financial commitments supported by Glendale’s transportation sales tax fund.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-revises-Glendale-AZs-outlook-to-stable-from-negative-A3--PR_309651

Also Read Above Moody’s report

 

 

 

 

 

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and the Desert Sleuths Chapter, go to our website at
http://desertsleuths.com , today.

 

 

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

Announces the Kick Off for the

2015 Desert Sleuths Anthology

 

SoWest: So Deadly

 

Whether you write — or want to write — mysteries and crime fiction, science fiction, romance, humor, horror, fantasy or any other genre, here is your chance to learn how to write a world class short story!

The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter cordially invites YOU to a

Short Story Boot Camp

Join us for this exciting 3-hour, hands-on workshop on "How to" develop captivating stories, polish your work and hone your writing skills — regardless of your experience!

 

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Seating is very limited!

 

AGREEMENT REACHED FOR ANDREW BARROWAY TO 
BECOME MAJORITY OWNER OF THE COYOTES

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Friday, October 10, 2014

 

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today an agreement to sell 51 percent of the Arizona Coyotes franchise to Andrew Barroway. The sale and ownership transfer is subject to approval by the NHL's Board of Governors. Once the transaction has been approved and closing has occurred, Barroway will begin to serve as the Coyotes Chairman and Governor.

 

"This is truly a dream come true for me and my family," said Barroway. "I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity of a lifetime and look forward to working and solidifying a strong partnership with the Club's current ownership group.

 

"As a group we are committed to serving our fans with a new level of excellence and our collective goal is to put a competitive team on the ice every season and, one day, win the Stanley Cup."

 

"Today is an exciting day for the Arizona Coyotes and our great fans," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "The addition of Andrew Barroway to our ownership group further solidifies the Coyotes long-term future in the Valley. Our entire ownership group is excited about this opportunity to work with Andrew in taking this franchise to the next level. It's a great day for hockey in Arizona!"

 

Andrew Barroway is the Managing Partner of Merion Investment Management LP, an event driven hedge fund that currently manages more than $1 Billion.  Merion was founded in January 2009. Prior to that, he was a partner at Barroway, Topaz, Kessler, Meltzer & Check LLP, the second largest securities class action firm in the country. Barroway graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1991.

 

-COYOTES-  

 

 




 

 

GLENDALE REMINDS RESIDENTS TO ELIMINATE

STANDING WATER, PREVENT WEST NILE VIRUS

GLENDALE, Ariz. – With the recent heavy rainfall across the Valley, Glendale officials are reminding residents to eliminate any standing water around homes and property, to reduce the number of mosquitoes and the spread of West Nile Virus.

(Remember there is STILL some standing water out there!)




 

 

Challenge Charter School recognized as a School of Excellence in Civic Engagement

Glendale, AZ – Challenge Charter School (CCS) is proud to be one of only three schools statewide to be recognized for the highest level of excellence in civic engagement. This is the second consecutive year that the Arizona Department of Education has recognized Challenge Charter School’s engagement. Visit our website for even more info: http://www.challengecharterschool.net/news-events/ 

 

Twenty-seven public schools across Arizona were recognized as Arizona Civic Engagement schools by the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) Excellence in Civic Engagement Program (ECEP) for the 2013-2014 school year. Of those schools, fifteen were recognized as a School of Merit, nine honored as a School of Distinction and only three obtained the highest honor, an award as a School of Excellence.

 

Completing a successful second year, ECEP recognizes and supports the important role schools play in ensuring that students are informed and engaged citizens. ECEP identifies schools that demonstrate knowledge and effective implementation of the following six proven practices in civic learning:  classroom instruction in civics & government, history, economics, geography, law and democracy; service learning linked to classroom learning; experiential learning; learning through participation in models and simulations of democratic processes and procedures; guided classroom discussion of current issues and events; and meaningful participation in school governance. 

 

“I am inspired by the efforts that schools are demonstrating in preparing our youth to become informed, engaged citizens—and future civic leaders,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. “I congratulate each of these schools for the work they are doing in civic education.”

 

ECEP schools were recognized at an award ceremony on September 17, 2014—Constitution Day. To fully include and engage CCS students in this honor, Principal Miller invited CCS 6th graders to prepare and give speeches about what civic engagement and this award means to them. In a true democratic simulation, students then voted to determine which student would attend the ceremony and represent CCS. Congratulations to Gracie Senseman! She was elected to represent CCS and did an outstanding job at the ceremony. All of the exceptional speeches can be viewed at www.challengecharterschool.net

 

For more information about ADE’s Excellence in Civic Engagement Program, please visit www.azed.gov/civicengagement.

 

Some of Challenge Charter School’s other recognitions include:

 

Civic Engagement School of Distinction – Arizona Department of Education 2013

National Blue Ribbon School 2007 - US Department of Education

Title I Rewards School - Arizona Department of Education

Higher Performing School achieving College & Career Readiness - Arizona Business & Education Coalition

Charter School of the Year - Center for Education Reform, Washington D.C.

IMPACT Small Business of the Year, Response to Adversity - Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION EARLY BALLOTS AVAILABLE TODAY

 

            GLENDALE, Ariz. – The City of Glendale Clerk’s Office reminds registered voters that early ballots for the General Election are available from the Maricopa County Elections Department beginning today, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Residents that are registered to vote in the General Election can still request an early ballot through the mail for the Nov. 4 General Election by clicking here. Early ballots can be requested until Oct. 24, 2014.

            Friday, Oct. 31st at 5:00 p.m. will be the last day to vote early in the General Election. For an early ballot to be counted in the General Election it must be received (postmarks do not count) by 7 p.m. on Election Day. If your early ballot is not mailed in time, your early ballot can be dropped off on Election Day at any polling location. For polling locations across the city of Glendale click here.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLENDALE’S OFFICE OF SPECIAL EVENTS WINS

THREE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

 

         GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s Office of Special Events was honored with three new awards from the festival industry’s top professional organization, the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA), for excellence in event production.

The following awards were given for the 2013-14 event season, for events with a budget under $250,000:

·         Bronze – In the category of Promotional Printed, Glendale’s Chocolate Affaire program won for Best Cover Design; (see image below)

 

·         Bronze – In the category of Merchandise, an award was received for the Best Pin or Button for the Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party

 

·         Bronze – In the category of Media Relations, Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend won for the Best Press/Media Kit

 

The awards were announced at IFEA’s annual conference in Kansas City, MO, on Sept. 29. 

“We are very proud of the work our special events team creates in support of our festivals,” said Martin Dickey, Glendale’s special event division manager since 2006. “It is particularly rewarding when our staff’s dedication and creativity receive recognition from our industry peers nationally and internationally.”

The IFEA is a non-profit membership organization with members spanning 40 countries and five continents, and offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide.

For a calendar listing of Glendale’s award-winning festivals, visit www.glendaleaz.com/events.

 

 

 

 

Pictured: Image for the award-winning 2014 Glendale Chocolate Affaire program artwork.

 

Pictured: Office of Special Events/Communications team: (from left to right) back row: Special Events Division Manager Martin Dickey; Special Events Program Manager Heidi Barriga; Special Events Program Manager Dory Ludwig; Communications Program Manager Kim Larson; front row: Creative Services Manager Jayne Gauthier; Creative Services Designer John Penic; Special Event Coordinator Dawn Sims.

 

 

 

 

Public Screening of new HBO Documentary
 ‘Private Violence’ 
Scheduled for October 20 in Phoenix

 

PHOENIX, AZ Soroptimist International of the Kachinas and New Life Center are teaming up in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to host a screening of HBO’s new documentary, ‘Private Violence,’ a feature-length film that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home.

Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive partners. According to Glendale, Arizona, Chief of Police Debora Black, the public focus in these cases "tends to be on the victim responsibility - what she did to provoke the attack and why she stays. The damage caused by domestic violence extends far beyond the individual; it impacts our families, our communities, and our workplaces."

The public is invited to see HBO’s new documentary the evening of October 20 at Grand Canyon University. The film will be shown on the jumbotron at the GCU College of Education Quad. Following the screening, the audience will hear from a panel of local experts who will discuss the film’s themes; the grim realities of domestic violence, including child abuse, sex trafficking, and, too often, murder; and the resources available in the Phoenix area for domestic violence victims and their families.

"This film and the panel discussion will seek to change the conversation from ‘Why doesn’t she just leave?’ to ‘How can we help?’" says Black.

"The film’s producers put it best: ‘Society encourages women to seek true love, yet shows them no mercy when that love turns dangerous.’ " notes Stephanie Clark, the president of Soroptimist, "We’ve seen it play out in the news with all the attention focused on Janay Palmer and the NFL’s policies instead of the real monster, Ray Rice."

Allie Bones, CEO of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, agrees, "Headlines recently have focused on issues of why victims stay and why they leave. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a great opportunity to shine a wider spotlight on this issue, and we hope that many students from GCU as well as members of the community will come out and take advantage of the opportunity to see this powerful documentary."

The panel of experts will be moderated by local talk show host Mac Watson from 92.3 FM KTAR News. Panelist include Chief Black; Tempe attorney Thomas Alongi; Paul Denial, executive director of New Life Center; Karen Irene, author of ‘Lessons Learned: from Battered to Bliss;’ and two women who are domestic violence survivors as well as advocates in the awareness campaign against domestic violence.

"There is a lot of truth about domestic violence in the Ray Rice videos. Rice spit on his fiancée’s face - twice - in the dwindling seconds before he knocked her unconscious, sprawled out in the elevator grime," notes Alongi, "Domestic violence is about entitlement, degrading victims, and reminding them to keep their place. It persists because we let it; we ignore it."

"For the perpetrators, it's about control through physical, verbal, psychological, and financial control and abuse, " says Watson, "And for the victims, it's a living hell that is seemingly impossible to escape. ‘Private Violence’ is a candidly courageous, must-see documentary that unveils this often-hidden scourge, so it can be discussed and understood in the full light of truth that it deserves."

The October 20 screening starts at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, visit

 

 

 

 

AUDIO MP3 FILE - Chamber Sponsored Council Candidate Debate

More photos and video to follow!

 

 

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts
 receives Cronkite award in Phoenix

 

 

Bette Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Robin Roberts receives the 31st Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism during a luncheon at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, from Dr. Robert Page, University Provost. Robin Roberts, is an award-winning anchor of "Good Morning America" and a 30-year veteran of television news. The award was presented by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Ed Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

"Contemplating the Cronkite"

On Monday, Arizona State University presented award-winning journalist Robin Roberts of ABC’s “Good Morning America” with the 2014 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

 

 

More story this weeks!

 

 

 


Bette Sharpe / Glendale Daily Planet

Video by Ed Sharpe will be posted later this week...

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Councilmember Norma Alvarez is hosting a community meeting 

for residents in her district, the Ocotillo District, this week to hear their concerns and talk transportation issues.The gathering, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Glendale Municipal Complex, 5850 W. Glendale Avenue, will be held in Room B-3.


Alvarez and representatives of Glendale’s Planning, Economic Development and Transportation Departments, as well as arepresentative from Valley Metro will present information about Glendale Centerline and Valley Metro Light Rail services. 


Alvarez and staff will also be available to answer questions from residents.


The Ocotillo District is located in the south/central part of Glendale and includes the downtown area. 
Visitwww.glendaleaz.com/CityCouncil/districtmap.cfm for district boundaries.An R.S.V.P. is requested, but not necessary. For more information or to request special accommodations, call 623-930-2269.

 

 

Crowd pays tribute to Marty Robbins

 

By - CAROLYN DRYER, Editor The Glendale Star (©- Glendale Star) 

Her hero

Juanita Buckley, who at one time had the Friends of Marty Robbins museum in Catlin Court, said 
Robbins had been her hero her “whole adult life.”

In spite of the muggy heat early Friday afternoon, fans of Glendale native Marty Robbins sat and stood to pay tribute to one of the country’s most prolific and popular entertainers. A program with various speakers, including Robbins’ son, Ronny Robbins, laid out the history of the late entertainer, whose memory was finally honored with a bronze plaque along the amphitheater wall.

Mayor Jerry Weiers told the audience that once he was sworn in as mayor, he began receiving “multiple” requests from people asking for the opportunity to “come talk with me about honoring Marty Robbins. I take a lot of pride in this (event) today.”

Ronny Robbins looked out at the mostly mature audience and said, “A lot of you knew Daddy. You know what kind of poverty he lived in. We always came back to the Phoenix arena for Christmas and every summer for two weeks.”

Robbins moved his family from Glendale to Nashville in 1953. He had married a Glendale girl by the name of Marizona, and they had celebrated 34 years together when he died.

“Glendale has always been a special place for my Daddy,” Robbins said.

He thanked everyone, especially Friends of Marty Robbins for bringing about the plaque dedication.

Bill Hickman, who with his wife, Gertie, paid for the plaque, spoke plainly about his childhood friendship with Robbins and their days as teen-agers at Glendale High School.

He pointed to Nellie Bootz, who was an early girlfriend of Marty Robbins “until Charlie (Bootz) stole her away 67 years ago,” he grinned.

Hickman then went on to talk about how he, Marty and other boys threw green oranges at cats and dogs from a pickup truck as they traveled along the main thoroughfare.

A spokesman for the Surprise contingent of the Arizona Rangers drew laughs from the audience when he said one of Robbins’ big hits, “Big Iron,” was played at his wedding. “Big Iron” was a song written by Robbins as a tribute to the Arizona Rangers, one of his favorite organizations.

Juanita Buckley, founder and president of Friends of Marty Robbins, and the person who selected the photo for the bronze plaque, said, “He’s been my hero my whole adult life.”

John Edmondson, who has organized a birthday celebration event for Robbins the past few years, reminded the audience that although Robbins was escorted out of Murphy Park a long time ago, “He’s back and he’s here to stay.”

There was even a letter from NASCAR CEO Brian France, grandson of Big Bill France, NASCAR founder, who was a friend of Robbins. There is a piece on the plaque that talks about Robbins’ NASCAR affiliation. He wrote “20th Century Drifter” at Talladega Raceway while visiting with France.

Finally, former Glendale Councilmember Phil Lieberman, who traveled from Oceanside, Calif., to attend the dedication, thanked everyone for paying tribute.

“Marty Robbins was a great friend,” Lieberman said. “This is the most popular and gentle person who ever came from Glendale.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Additional photo section in progress - More  to come!  

Ed Sharpe  / Glendale Daily Planet

Olivia Campos, Director of Community Relations,
 Arizona Coyotes.

Bette Sharpe  / Glendale Daily Planet

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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) 

---

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

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Pardon the loud intro -  that is how we did it back then!

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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
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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

 

--

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.” 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. DSCO1307.

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.

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. DSCO 1335.

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

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8404.

 

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.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8226.

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.

 

 

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8294.

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.

Flag of South Vietnam.svg 1948 – 1975

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

 

 

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8276.

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!

 

Ed Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 8271.

 

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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., a