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Partnership aims to reduce litter left at Lake Pleasant during holiday weekends
PEORIA – A new partnership between three Maricopa County departments aims to reduce the amount of trash and litter left behind at the Lake Pleasant Regional Park during busy holidays.

Carefree Mayor seeks re-election this August
CAREFREE – The Carefree Mayor, Les Peterson, has announced his bid for re-election in the town's upcoming primary elections this August.

Cave Creek Balloon Festival to celebrate red, white and blue Memorial Day weekend
CAVE CREEK – The Ninth annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival is happening on May 26 at the Rancho Manana Golf Course’s driving range and will be celebrating red, white and blue for the Memorial Day weekend, including a firework show, food trucks and live bands.

ADOT reminds residents of extreme fire danger
PHOENIX – With summer temperatures at hand and the landscape extremely dry across Arizona, dragging chains, tossing cigarette butts or even having underinflated tires can start fires along state highways.

Cause for Paws aims to protect dogs from heat-related injuries by giving away protective dog booties at local Petsmarts
PHOENIX – Fifty people were given a pair of canine booties to protect their dog’s paws from t he hot pavement during the intense summer heat at the Fulton Homes Cause for Paws event that took place at the Deer Valley Petsmart on May 20.

YCSO Seeking whereabouts of runaway teen, could be in Phoenix
PRESCOTT - On May 11, around 6 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a runaway juvenile investigation in Prescott.

CCUSD 2018 Teacher of the Year: Christine Huguley
CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) celebrates great teaching with their annual Teacher of the Year celebration. Christine Huguley, 2nd Grade Teacher at Desert Sun Academy, was named the 2018 CCUSD Teacher of the Year.

Correction: Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame article
The Foothills Focus would like to issue a correction to the 2018 Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame article that appeared in the May 16, 2018 issue on page 3.

Free fundraising event at Outlets at Anthem's Shopping Extravaganza
ANTHEM – Outlets at Anthem invites local nonprofits to apply now for the 2018 Shopping Extravaganza retail philanthropy event. Nonprofit organizations in the greater Phoenix area searching for a unique way to raise money are invited to apply now through June 8 to participate.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
For 3.6 million high school students, the end is near. Oops, I guess it is the beginning. Life starts now!

Boulder Creek volleyball team continues to aim high
ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School’s varsity women’s volleyball team was beat by Mountain Pointe High School on Sept. 13 after a defeating 3-0 loss.


Power To Heal Your Life
Yet, we are not born with the conscious knowledge of the process. It is at this point the teacher arrives. Victoria Benoit—healer, speaker, and best-selling author—has spent a lifetime mastering the healing process.
Movie Review - Deadpool 2
“Deadpool” arrived into theaters in 2016 during a time when comic book movie fatigue was beginning to settle in. It delivered perfectly; the raunchy comedy, the language and the bloody bits and pieces were unlike the superhero films viewers were getting comfortable with in the cineplex.
Life Is Like A Trumpet
The Father of the Blues, W. C. Handy wrote, “Life is like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out.” Local musician and life long trumpet player, Rogerio Araujo, has packed his life full of melodic high notes in his journey from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Scottsdale, Ariz.
How did we do it? It’s the common question that anyone who has children asks themselves when reminiscing about those precious newborn days; when trying to maintain an infant’s tireless schedule causes you slowly lose your mind.

Movie Review — “A Quiet Place
If you live in or near the city, go outside and listen to the world. There is constantly some kind of noise humming about in the atmosphere. When you venture into nature or far outside of the city limits, the quiet can be comforting. However, it can be somewhat unnerving and lonesome.