Scottsdale Mayor Announces Student Constitution Day Writing Contest
Aug18

Scottsdale Mayor Announces Student Constitution Day Writing Contest

Aug. 18, 2018 Courtesy City of Scottsdale   Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and recognition for winning entries Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane is again hosting a Constitution Day Contest to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1797, signing of the U. S. Constitution. “Every year, I receive many thoughtful and creative entries for our Constitution Day Contest,” said Mayor Lane. “With this contest, I...

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Music in the Air
Aug18

Music in the Air

August 18, 2017 By Les Conklin The Peak currently has many articles and press releases about upcoming musical concerts. I don’t have time to describe all the concerts and I doubt you would read all the descriptions anyway. Instead, I’ve provided a list of the articles and I’ll let you choose the ones you want to review. There are more musical events described in the magazine. You will find them in Community Events,...

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First Day in School: Dreaded Day by Manuel Germano
Aug18

First Day in School: Dreaded Day by Manuel Germano

Updated: August, 18, 2017 Prologue As my grandchildren head off to college, high school and middle school, I am reminded of “Duke” Germano  and the remarkable article that begins below. It is an incredible story. I hope my grandkids read it and I hope you do too. Manuel Daniel Germano did not go to school until he was seven, when he was “sent away” to Perkins School of the Blind, originally named the Asylum for...

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Sneak Peeks: Road Scholars Award
Aug15

Sneak Peeks: Road Scholars Award

August 15, 2017 By Les Conklin Look at the picture of the building to the right, a landmark in Providence, Rhode Island. Do you see the statue of a man at the very top? When I was a boy, I was riding past that building with my grandparents when my grandmother. who had traced our family’s history, pointed out of the car window and exclaimed, “That is your ancestor, Roger Williams ((1603 – 1683), up there. He founded...

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Strange Nazca Lines in Peru Subject of Sept. 13 DFC-AAS Meeting
Aug13

Strange Nazca Lines in Peru Subject of Sept. 13 DFC-AAS Meeting

August 13, 2017 By Roger Kearney Courtesy Desert Foothills Chapter, AZ Archaeology Society   The September 13th meeting of the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society features Todd W. Bostwick, PhD, RPA presenting Interpreting the Nazca Lines: Enigmatic Images of the Peruvian Desert. The meeting is open to the public at no cost. There are refreshments available at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.,...

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Vineyard Views Blog: One way to make a yaun
Aug12

Vineyard Views Blog: One way to make a yaun

August 10, 2017 I’m sure glad that we paid that hotel bill in Beijing. Editor   Vineyard Views Blog   The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another entertaining post.   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are reviewed based on The Peak’s Comment...

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AZ Game & Fish: Kayakers and Biologists Battle Snails
Aug12

AZ Game & Fish: Kayakers and Biologists Battle Snails

August 8, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department Learn how local kayakers and biologists are teaming up to fight invasive snails.  Click on the link below to learn the answer. Arizona Game & Fish News (PDF)   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are reviewed based on The...

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Ciammitti & McGregor Bring Sports Recognition to Cactus Shadows H.S.
Aug04

Ciammitti & McGregor Bring Sports Recognition to Cactus Shadows H.S.

August 1, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Cactus Shadows High School, in the Cave Creek Unified School District, would like to congratulate Spencer Ciammitti and Peyton McGregor for excelling in cycling and baseball, respectively. Spencer Ciammitti Receives National Cycling Award Spencer Ciammitti (CSHS Class of 2018) has been awarded the 2016 NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Award). This award, sponsored by...

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AZ Game & Fish: Top 5 Family Camping & Fishing Spots for August
Aug03

AZ Game & Fish: Top 5 Family Camping & Fishing Spots for August

August 1, 2017 Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department Where can a family go during August to escape the heat, enjoy quality camping, great scenery, and find a spot with stocked or self-sustaining fishing? Click on the link below to learn the answer. Arizona Game & Fish News     The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment”...

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Medicare Corner 2
Aug02

Medicare Corner 2

July 31, 2017 Dear Medicare Counselor, Q: I am turning 65 in three months and I become Medicare eligible the first of the month that I turn 65. I am still working and I have health insurance through my company. Do I need to enroll into Medicare? A: No. IF you are covered by an Employer Group Health Plan (EGHP) through your current active employment or your spouse’s active employment, you may stay with your group plan. You do not need...

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