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AZ White Mountains Podcast

Apr 27, 2017

Recorded at the Birdman Media Studio in Pinetop Lakeside.

The Community Shout is how you the listener can come in and share anything from charity events, to fundraisers and even just to comment on how cool your neighbor is! Just stop by the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in The Chamber's Visitor Center, have a seat and tell everyone what's going on.

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This Weeks Guest:

Crystal O'Donnell, Executive Director with the Pinetop Lakeside Chamber of Commerce stops by to chat with Birdman about the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet and Amelia from Blue Ridge High School to chat about the Community Cinco de Maya Fiesta!

Friday, April 28th - Mark your calendars now for the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. We’re going all out and hosting just 150 guests at the White Mountain Nature Center in Lakeside at our 1920s style speakeasy casino.

Tickets are $50 per person and include your buy-in gaming “money” and food. We will have a 50/50 raffle, a drawing for a Tuft & Needle mattress, small-prize drawings, big-prize drawings, a pay bar, candy-cigarette and shots girls, and—of course—award presentations for large business of the year, small business of the year, businessman of the year, and business woman of the year.

For event info visit


Friday, May 5th - BRHS Youth Plan Colorful Cultural Celebration from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, across from Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library (Hwy. 260 and Johnson/Woodland Drive intersection).  

The traditional celebration is popular among communities in Mexico and North America marking the Mexican defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Blue Ridge High School (BRHS) student organizers plan a fun and informative afternoon encouraging community members to experience Mexican culture and community information. Participants can earn prizes by visiting all participating booths to have their “passport” stamped. BRHS Students Against Destructive Decisions, Culinary Arts and Spanish clubs collaborate to organize this event.

There are folkloric dancers from Holbrook; food and beverages provided by local businesses including Aliberto’s, La Hacienda, El Patron, El Rancho, La Gaviota, Los Corrales, Love Kitchen and the Blue Ridge High School Culinary Arts Program. Candy-spilling piñata bashing, a photo booth, games, the bounce house and fun from We Amuse Fun Zone are provided free. Other supporters include Nexus Coalition for Drug Prevention, White Mountain Nature Center, the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside and Library.

For details or to participate, contact organizers Emilia Banuelos - or Raphael Banuelos -

And don't forget .... 

Movies in the Park 2017 - The Town of Pinetop-Lakeside is proud to announce that starting in May we will be presenting Movies in the Park. Movies in the Park are a free community event, May-Sept at dusk. All movies will be shown at Mountain Meadow Recreational Complex soccer fields located on Woodland Road.

Movies for the 2017 season will be as follows:

Saturday, May 13 - 7:30 pm - Finding Dory

Saturday, June 17 - 7:45 pm - Secret Life of Pets

Saturday, July 15 - 7:45 pm - Storks

Saturday, August 19 - 7:45 pm - Sing

Saturday, September 16 - 7:30 pm - A Dog’s Purpose

If an event has to be rescheduled due to bad weather, the decision will be made at the discretion of the Community Services Manager. Watch for event information on the town Facebook page at Pinetop-Lakeside- 217197825015384/

Movies in the Park will be shown on a 20 foot inflatable screen, and a portable sound system. Concessions will be available for purchase, sponsored by local Non-Profit groups. Bring your blanket or chair to Movies in the Park, brought to you by the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside.

If you have questions about Movies in the Park or other community events, email