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A Local Wish
We love it when a community comes together, and that’s just what 85086 did for Linda Kacmarsky. Linda and her husband, Frank, moved to the area in 2003 after doctors told her she was cancer free that same year. Wanting to help raise money for cancer research, Linda plunged into local fund-raising with such passion and fervor that organizers of the Ironwood Walk in Anthem put her in charge.
Tragically, Linda’s cancer returned in 2010, and she passed away that same year. Her legacy lives on, however. After her death, Ironwood Walk was renamed Linda’s W.I.S.H. to honor her memory and to work toward the hopes of helping find a cure for cancer. The annual walk returns this month to raise funds for the HonorHealth Breast Health and Research Center. Find out more about Linda and this local event and how you can get involved, starting on page 42.
On another local note, we’re happy to introduce our new high school columnist, aspiring journalist Marcella Baietto. A Boulder Creek High School senior, she’s taking Max Calderone’s spot. Max headed off to Baylor University this month, and Marcella will be covering the BCHS beat during the 2015–16 school year. Please join us in welcoming her to the team!
Meanwhile, as temps start to slowly inch downward over the next few months, you may be tempted to brave the great outdoors to enjoy a round of golf. Resident Cassandra Johnson has some tips for local golfers who hold up the game, and she makes a strong case for stepping up the tempo of most folks’ golf game. See if you don’t agree after reading what she has to say on page 32.
Switching gears to bring you another informative yet humorous piece from meteorologist Shelley Sakala. If you’ve already forgotten all the hubbub surrounding the collapse of the Tex Wash Bridge this past July on the I-10 between Phoenix and L.A., Shelley is here to remind you that bridge collapses happen far more often in Arizona than you think. Floods, too—beware!
Adam & Matthew Toren