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Archives August 2013





 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, Monday, August 19, 2013 – Cortney’s Place will be hosting their 6th Annual Golf Tournament on November 4, 2013 at the Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale.  Titled “The Stars Are Aligned,” the golf tournament will be followed by a barbecue and awards reception and charity raffle at the Clubhouse, featuring silent auction items that are entertainment and sports related as well as signature raffle items.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Cortney’s Place, a day program that provides special programs and activities for mentally and physically challenged adults.

 The Chairman of this year’s golf event is Mr. Chris Schneck, Vice President of Merrill Lynch, Wealth Management Advisor and a Certified Special Needs Advisor. Mr. Schneck has been a member of the Marc Community Resources, Inc. Board of Directors since 1988 and is also a past Chairman of the Board for that organization. Marc Community Resources, Inc. is the Premier Service Provider for the Day Program at Cortney's Place.

 Our Presenting Sponsor is Fry’s Food Stores and we are very grateful to the people at Fry’s especially the President of Fry’s, Jon Flora, for all their contributions to Cortney’s Place over the past several years.

The Grand Prize raffle item for this year’s event is a South African Safari for Two and the 2nd prize is an Apple® iPad® with Retina® display Wi-Fi - 16GB.

 In addition, Porsche North Scottsdale is sponsoring the Hole-In-One Prize.  If some lucky golfer gets a hole-in-one on the designated hole during the event they will win a beautiful Porsche!

 “Each year, we offer our players a unique experience that they’ll always remember and associate with Cortney’s Place,” said Cindy Carpenter, Founder of the organization.  “In past years, we have offered foursomes of golf with PGA professionals, had Schwab Cup pro golfers participate in a ‘Closest To The Pin’ contest at our event and auctioned off one-of-a-kind travel packages. We’re excited to share that there will be more exciting things offered at this year’s event so register early because we always sell this event out and you don’t want to miss it!”

There are three (3) sponsorship levels available for this incredible event, starting at $5,000.00.   Sponsorships include 1 or 2 foursomes of golf, lunch, dinner, all activities on the course during the event, advertising and product exposure for participating companies, depending on the level of your sponsorship. Additionally, Underwriting Opportunities are still available beginning at $1,000, all the way up to $15,000 and can be purchased via the website at www.cortneysplace.org or email at donnette@cortneysplace.org.



Harry & David Introduces Latest Pink Pear Collection, Charitable Gifts to Support Breast Cancer Research

MEDFORD, OR. (August 22, 2013) ­ Harry & David announces today the 2013 Pink Pear Collection that will be available this October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the fourth consecutive year, Harry & David has partnered with the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on advancing research, prevention and treatment of women¹s cancers, to raise awareness and support in the fight against women¹s cancers. A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Pear Collection will go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation.

 Harry & David¹s Pink Pear Collection is made up of four charitable gourmet gifts, each with a pink twist. The collection includes Pink Truffles, Pink Moose Munch® Popcorn, the Pink Pear Gift Box and the Pink Pear Gift Basket. Harry & David will donate 25 percent of the proceeds of all online and in-store sales of Pink Pear products during the month of October to the Noreen Fraser Foundation.

 Pink Truffles are a decadent and delightful treat made in Harry & David¹s candy kitchen with a signature blend of chocolate. The truffles are a thoughtful gift for a worthy cause, available in-store and online for $19.95.

 Pink Moose Munch® Popcorn is created as a limited edition Moose Munch® Popcorn, produced in Harry & David¹s candy kitchen with cherries, vanilla, almonds and cashews, available in-store only for $12.95. 

 Pink Pear Gift Box is a gift that continues to give long after the box has arrived. It features Harry & David¹s famous Royal Riviera® Pears, including two wrapped in pink foil, in a beautifully wrapped gift box, available in-store and online for $19.95.

 Pink Pear Gift Basket is a wooden crate filled with juicy Royal Riviera® Pears, strawberry truffles, strawberry yogurt covered pretzels and chocolate strawberries. It¹s as scrumptious as it is thoughtful - available online for $39.95.

 ³We are delighted to continue our partnership with Harry & David during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,² said Noreen Fraser, founder and CEO of the Noreen Fraser Foundation. ³Harry & David¹s gifts exude such quality and are a genuine joy to receive. We are thankful for their dedication to supporting breast cancer research by creating specialty products for this important cause.²

 ³Harry & David is pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with the Noreen Fraser Foundation by contributing to this noteworthy cause for a fourth consecutive year,² said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. ³We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness, knowing that a gift from our Pink Pear Collection plays a vital role in helping others.²

 For the latest deals and specials from Harry & David, join our Facebook fan page, Facebook.com/HarryandDavid.

 Harry & David¹s Pink Pear Collection will be available for preorder beginning September 1, 2013, and will be on sale for the entire month of October at HarryandDavid.com as well as Harry & David stores while supplies last.

About Noreen Fraser Foundation

The Noreen Fraser Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focusing on funding translational cancer research in the area of women¹s cancers. Our mission is to use educational and awareness campaigns to raise funds for research aimed at developing new prevention methods, diagnostic tools and non-toxic therapies to treat women¹s cancers. Our hope is that until there are CURES, women¹s cancers will become manageable diseases that can be controlled with targeted treatments that protect patients¹ quality of life. For more information please visit www.noreenfraserfoundation.org

About Harry & David

Nearly 80 years ago, Harry and David Holmes turned their extraordinary pears into the perfect gourmet gift. You can still send our Royal Riviera® Pears as well as many other high quality fresh fruits, handpicked to our exacting standards in our 19 local orchards and in many other orchards around the world. We make it easy to send gourmet gift baskets and edible fruits in addition to our many flavors of Moose Munch® Popcorn, chocolate dipped pears, truffles and much more, most of which are made in our own kitchens from recipes honed over time. We hand-pack our gift baskets and exclusively designed gift boxes and top them off with a hand-tied bow. Then we ship our specialty food gifts to arrive on time, in perfect condition. Guaranteed. Through our stores, wholesale, catalogs and websites, gourmet food and home gifts from Harry & David, and its brands

Cushman¹s and Wolferman¹s are designed for festive occasions, entertaining and enjoyment throughout the year.
Harry & David is a trademark, service mark and DBA of Harry and David, LLC. 

Children First Academy Hosts Ground Breaking at New School

School serving 300 plus underprivileged children will open new campus in Phoenix


WHAT:  Children First Academy hosts ground breaking at a brand new Phoenix campus equipped to serve and educate 320 homeless and disadvantaged children. The 52,000 square foot new facility will continue to provide high-quality education along with on-site medical and dental services, laundry and showers, a flexible bus system which accommodates frequent moving of children’s families, clothing and food.


WHEN: September 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


WHERE: 1648 South 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034


WHAT:  A ceremony to commence the steps towards a beginning victory for Children First Academy’s students which will include:

·         Campus tours beginning at 8:45 a.m.

·         Speeches from Senator Jerry Lewis, Mayor Greg Stanton, Sequoia School Superintendent Ron Neil, Principal Donna Driggers

·         A celebration with community leaders, corporate sponsors, donors students, teachers and guests for a new beginning in a new building



About Children First Academy

Established in 2008, Children First Academy consists of two schools in the metropolitan Phoenix area currently serving and educating 320 underserved and underprivileged students. Since its opening, Children First academy has served 1,320 students, given 1,600 food boxes to families, driven 324,000 miles by busses, hosted 48 monthly group birthday parties, treated 2,334 tooth cavities and performed 1,402 medical check-ups. 


The Tempe and Phoenix campuses provide high-quality education for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. All students currently live below the poverty line and 68 percent are homeless.  Children First Academy reduces and eliminates the obstacles that interfere with the education of each child and provide an educational curriculum that brings each child’s performance up to their proper grade level.


The school addresses physical, mental and emotional obstacles to education by providing services including medical, dental, professional counseling, clothing, food, hygiene items, and provide on-campus showers, washers and dryers. The school adapts to each child’s unique situation and acts compassionately to educate and support homeless and disadvantaged children to become more successful members of society.

Magic's 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on 9/15/12 shotgun start 7:00am; Four Person Scramble; Registration 6:00-6:50am. It is being held at Stonecreek Golf Club Paradise Valley.

Tournament fees include Golf, Cart, Bag Handling, Driving Range, Putting Green and Lunch. There will be prizes, $500 cash raffle, silent auction items, and raffle items. The cost is $90 each player for foursome or $100 each for individual players. Register NOW! Please contact Joan at 480-818-0831 to register. Proceeds benefit Eve's Place Domestic Violence Shelter

There are many ways to help support Eve's Place DV Shelter.....donations for raffle items, silent auction items, prizes, sponsorships and much more!

Market on the Move is delighted to welcome you to our 2011-2012 Season!

As many of you may know, Market on the Move has conducted a soft opening of the 2011-2012 season during the month of October, but we’re excited to be moving into full swing this weekend, Oct 29th! During our soft opening we had a limited variety of produce because it was the end of the summer growing season; but even with limited availability, we have already distributed over 215,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to the public in Phoenix and Tucson, as well as to the Valley View Bank…and we expect that to improve dramatically as we move into the winter growing season!

This season, Market on the Move will be available at numerous locations. (Please visit our web site at www.the3000club.org for our latest schedule of distribution times and locations.) The general public is welcome to visit any of our distribution sites – no need to call or order ahead. Each visiting family will receive 60 pounds of fresh, seasonal produce for a donation of $10. Sixty pounds is a lot of produce, so members and supporters are strongly encouraged to share the produce with their friends, neighbors and anyone they know who are currently undergoing transitions.

Did you know you can join Market on the Move? Memberships are available at any of the distribution sites, or online at www.the3000club.org (see the “Join Now” tab). For a donation of $100, membership entitles a person to receive up to 60 pounds of produce every time he or she visits any distribution site for one year.

Gift Certificates

Market on the Move (MOM) - Gift CertificatesMarket on the Move offers Gift Certificates for $10, or 6 for $50. These are a great marketing tool, especially for small business owners wanting to reach out to their customers, or for care programs and personal gifts. Each certificate entitles the bearer to receive 60 pounds of produce on one visit to any distribution site. You may purchase gift certificates at distribution sites, or by contacting Market on the Move at support@the3000club.org, or (602) 549-1011. 
  • The 3000 Club Warehouse
    1741 W. Rose Garden Lane, Suite 9, Phoenix, AZ 85027
    Saturday, 31 December 2011 08:00am - 12:00pm

(Our updated schedule is at www.the3000club.org on the Events tab). There’s no need to qualify or order ahead. Just drop in and for a donation of $10 each visiting family will receive up to 60 pounds of fresh, seasonal produce.

Market On the Move is a Food Rescue program of The 3000 Club, a non-profit charitable organization with a 501 (c) 3 status collaborating with Borderlands Food Bank and other non-profit organizations. Please help us combat hunger and waste either by becoming a member,  supporter or provide volunteer hours (or doing all three) at a distribution site near you!

Lon Taylor, Founder and Ethel Luzario, Co-Founder
The 3000 Club, 1741 W. Rose Garden Lane, Suite 9, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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