MAY 9, 2012

Deer Valley Tea Party

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The Deer Valley Tea Party is a very active group of citizens who participate in citizenship issues, generally from a conservative point of view.

In recent months speakers included Horne, Montgomery, Pearce, Arpaio, Schweikert, Quail, Zinn, Phoenix mayoral and council candidates, voting fraud experts (excluding the above), and others.

Every month there is a semi-formal constitution lecture by Shane Krauser, an expert on the constitution and a great speaker. The ambience is such to encourage relative candor from these folks.

Deer Valley Tea Party meets at 6:30 p.m. every Friday at Deer Valley Airport Restaurant Meeting Room (with food service) – Deer Valley Road and 7th Avenue.

There are no dues.

MAY 9, 2012

Foothills Food Bank receives $1000 donation

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horny toadCAVE CREEK – The tradition of the Price family, owners of the Horny Toad, to give back to the community recently netted the Foothills Food Bank a $1000 donation. The semi-annual silent auction took place at the Horny Toad restaurant at 6738 E. Cave Creek Rd. Lori S. Kirby handled the auction through her company, PSA Sports Auctions, Inc.

The Foothills Food Bank and the Price family thank you for your support!

Jeff Price of the Horny Toad presents Foothills Food Bank Director Pam DiPietro with a check for $1,000. The monies were raised through the Price family semi-annual Silent auction. Photo by Shari Jo Sorchych

MAY 9, 2012

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table

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Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meets May 15 at 6:40 p.m. "The River War" will be presented by Craig Symonds.
craig symondsDr. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus of History at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The first person to win both the Naval Academy’s “Excellence in Teaching” award (1988) and its “Excellence in Research” award (1998), he also served as History Department chair from 1988 to 1992, and received the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service medal three times. He was Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island (1971-1974) and at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England (1994-1995). Symonds is the author or editor of 25 books, including prize-winning biographies of Joseph E. Johnston (1992), Patrick Cleburne (1997) and Franklin Buchanan (1999), as well as The American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg (2001). Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize for Naval History in 2006. His 2008 book Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, The U.S. Navy, and The Civil War won the Barondess Prize, the Laney Prize, the Lyman Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award. He also won the Nevins-Freeman Award in 2009. His latest work is The Battle of Midway, published by Oxford University Press (October 2011).
Location: Civic Center Library (Auditorium), 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale.
Everyone is welcome. No admission charge.

MAY 9, 2012

Big Bronco’s 12th Anniversary Big Sale a huge hit!

Rescue organizations each receive over $1,000
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horseCAVE CREEK – Big Bronco’s 12th Anniversary Big Sale kicked off Friday, much to the delight of Big Bronco shoppers. Great deals were a huge part of the excitement throughout the weekend, which included a performance by national recording artist Jonni Harms!

Arizona Equine Rescue was on property with "Hobby Horse" on Saturday and Triple "R" Horse Rescue had this adorable, adoptable horse on property Sunday.

Both rescue organizations received over $1,000 from the proceeds of the weekend celebration.

Thank you for your support! Thank you to Big Bronco owner Faith Weinberg for hosting such a grand event!

Visit Big Bronco at 6602 E. Cave Creek Road, call General Store, 480-575-7025, Furniture Barn, 480-575-1357 or visit their website at

Photo by Shari Jo Sorchych