Medical clinic changes locations

It appears Dr. Barry Zaretzky with Oak Creek Family Medical Clinic has changed locations for his new family practice and visiting specialists’ clinic. Instead of the Bell Rock Plaza locale, still under construction, the new clinic will be inside the Plaza del Angel at the corner of Arizona 179 and Cortez Street, according to plaza owner Anne Engelhardt.

The new clinic is expected to open around January, according to Engelhardt, occupying 3,500 sq. ft. on the second floor.

"We’ve had some hold ups with construction, confusion and disinterest by the landlord at the Bell Park Plaza. With a 20-year lease, I want to be happy and the patients to be happy," Dr. Zaretzky said about the decision to switch locations.

There are 18 visiting specialists scheduled to be included at the new clinic, along with x-ray and lab and other related medical services.

The new location is 6566 Hwy. 179, Suite I.

Donations needed in October

Bell Rock Kiwanis is looking for "stuff" (no clothes please) for its upcoming Flea Market to be held in late October.

According to Kiwanian Jackie Peters, "Warm bodies are available to pick up you donations or you can bring them in yourself if you’re not afraid to face a creepy Kiwanian."

Call Peters at 284-4622.

Drop offs will be accepted throughout October at the store next to the Sedona Ice Cream Parlor and Candy Emporium located in Weber’s IGA Center, 100 Verde Valley School Rd., Fridays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon.

Flea market community fund-raiser at end of month

Don’t miss the fun of the Bell Rock Kiwanis Halloween Harvest Flea Market, a community service fund raiser, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Weber’s IGA Center parking lot,100 Verde Valley School Road.

Bring the kids. There will be treats, face painting and a costume contest at 3 p.m.

Book drive a success

The Village Boys and Girls’ Club was the recipient of 146 donated books from the recent book drive held at the Prime Outlet Mall this fall, according to Diane Kennedy, assistant manager. Some of the books donated by locals that were geared toward the "older adult" went to Atria Kachina Point’s library, she said.

The contest winner for the back-to-school drawing was Villager Stacy Lanson, who won $500 in mall gift certificates, Kennedy added.

Holiday date changes

Big Park Regional Coordinating Council President Carolyn Fisher has announced two changes in council meeting dates during November and December because of holiday conflicts.

The council will meet at the VOCA Clubhouse, 690 Bell Rock Blvd:

• Nov. 16 at 9 a.m.

• Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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