hot air balloonWhat goes up ... must come down!


A wayward hot air balloon makes a surprise landing at the Sorchych's residence.  Don writes about their adventure in this week's
"My View"

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VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 20   |    MAY 20 – 26, 2015


gerald freemanCourt rules in Freeman case

Talamante stated any order relating to plaintiffs’ request for an injunction would most likely not serve to end this litigation

CAVE CREEK – After taking a number of items under advisement, Maricopa Superior Court Judge David Talamante ruled on Monday in the case brought by Gerald and Janice Freeman, who sued the town, neighboring property owner Cahava Springs Corp./Morningstar Road Properties, Inc. and their neighbors Don and Shari Jo Sorchych, in an effort to prevent any trails from being developed near their property or roadway easement.

• Town of Cave Creek seeking new law firm
• Improved levees help keep Scottsdale dry
• Become an Arizona Site Steward
• Weekly Arizona Border Report
• Obituaries :  Frank Barathy   |   BF “Chip” Backlund
• Rep. Salmon introduces second bill to shrink our spending
• Ducey announces Director for the Department of Health Services
• April reports of synthetic marijuana abuse up 100 percent from first three months of the year
• U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents Battleground for Truth-Confronting Antisemitism



my view by don sorchych'MY VIEW'   |   BY DON SORCHYCH

Balloon experience
Slow down!

About 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 Shari Jo heard the loud blast of fire used to levitate a huge balloon, but not immediately recognizing the sound, went out to investigate. Shari Jo was able to get pictures of the balloon heading our way.

Boombox by Dixon Diaz

Guest Editorials:

• Scared, almost speechless  |  BY JOHN TRAYNOR
• My 2015 Commencement Address  |  BY ALAN CARUBA
• This heart within me burns  |  BY FROSTY WOOLDRIDGE

Letters to the Editor


DREAMING BY DESIGN WATERFALLDreaming by Design Landscape transforms your property into paradise

“Customers like us because we do everything,” Rodrigo “Rod” Placensia of Dreaming by Design Landscape explained. “Everything” includes basic landscape, firepits/beehive fireplaces, lighting, pavers, custom iron gates, concrete, natural stone water features, decks. “We’ve even had customers ask if we can patch something or hang a ceiling fan. If we’re there and we can do it, we will.”

• Quality leather furnishings and so much more at Out West Interiors
• Shops at the el Pedregal Center are optimistic of new ownership
• Business to Business


little league scoreboardKiwanis Club of Carefree Cactus Foothills North Little League scoreboard inauguration

NORTH VALLEY – The players warmed up, the umpire dusted off the bases, the snack shack opened and the parents picked out choice spots in the shade. It was “America’s Favorite Pastime” on Saturday, May 2, and a special day for the Cactus Foothills North Little League because it was the inauguration of their new scoreboard, the icing on the cake of a recently refurbished field.

• ‘The Gallery at el Pedregal 4-1-1’
• Kiwanis Club of Carefree awards $10,000 to Save One Student
• State budgetary changes in 2016 to impact small charter school funding
• ProMusica Arizona holding auditions for 2015-16 season
• HUGE Estate Sale!
• Online applications for 2015 fall hunts now being accepted at Arizona Game & Fish
• Accidents on water happen, life jackets save lives
• Local host families sought for high school exchange students