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SUNSPIRE LABOR DAY TID-BITS Labor Day ironically causes some of the longest working hours for retail workers. It is notorious for having crazy sales. But unfortunately, this means retail workers (a faction that makes up 6% of the country's employment system) have to work longer hours on a day specially dedicated to labor appreciation. In fact, many other professionals are expected to work on Labor Day as well including correctional officers, police officials, firefighters, nurses, and more.

FROM THE MANAGER

Labor Day is the official end of hot dog season. We're serious. It's recorded as such on the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council website. The holiday also symbolizes other endings and beginnings. Yes, Labor Day is the “unofficial end of summer” and the end of hot dog season. But it is also the beginning of NFL season—almost every NFL kick off game has started the weekend after Labor Day. Labor Day is the end of white pants but the beginning of black pants… and it's also, unfortunately, the end of three day weekends until November.


Interesting Unknown Facts Fun facts often catch us off guard and is often entertaining in the best possible way. These are unusual and unexpected bits of knowledge from the world of history, science and pop culture that delights and will leave us astonished. Here are some fun and amazing facts that will thrill and surprise you at the same time 1. Hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water. An observation conducted in which a liquid (typically water) that is initially hot can freeze faster than the other liquid which is cold under similar conditions. 2. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. People always wonder why Mona Lisa doesn’t have any eyebrows. This mystery has been solved, all thanks to an engineer named Pascal Cotte. When Da Vinci had painted Mona Lisa, he indeed painted her eyebrows but over time these eyebrows were eroded due to cleaning over time to the point where it’s no longer visible today.

This is the best of Mesa living. Our pet-friendly manufactured home community in Mesa is your key to loving your life in the Valley of the Sun. If you’re looking for a seasonal stay in your new manufactured home or something a little more permanent, our active 55+ community is the place for you. Located just east of Phoenix, Sunspire offers you scenic tranquility in a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere, all within reach of urban conveniences and recreation. From visiting the Mesa Farmers Market and Arizona Museum of Natural History in Downtown Mesa to hiking at Hawes Trail System and Lake Saguaro— life in Mesa doesn’t get better than this. Sunspire is a pet-friendly manufactured home community perfect for adventure, relaxation, and fun. From the location to the resort-style amenities, Sunspire has it all!

3. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. 4. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? Ans. - All invented by women. The only common thing is that all are invented by woman.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE. LIST YOUR HOME WITH ME NOW! You pay ZERO listing fee & your buyer Gets 3 months FREE LOT RENT!

EVERY SECOND MATTERS! Parking your vehicle on the community streets is prohibited. Please remind your guests.

PRESIDENT’S CORNER Dear Friends, There will not be a message from me until October, when I return. MIKE MEHLHAFF, President


AUGUST 2ND

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

SUNSPIRE HELPING HANDS If you are interested in being a Sunspire Helping Hand, please come by the manager’s office and fill out a form with what you can do to help your neighbors. The list thus far has 5 people that have generously offered to help their neighbors. Please consider sharing your skills, talent, or time with the community residents. Assistance with one-time tasks or odd jobs may include: 

Companionship, volunteer to visit periodically

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Pet sitting Change batteries in smoke detector Tighten doorknobs, locks, adjusting hinges Replace light bulbs Fit door chains / spy holes, replacement locks Put up shelves and pictures (reasonable safe height) Assemble flat pack furniture (reasonable safe height) Undertake small gardening jobs Secure loose carpet / vinyl Take down / put up curtains and curtain rails Replace tap washers and repair dripping taps Basic computer/ electronic devices, including set up and some technical support Organize paperwork Decorating for Christmas or helping to make the house festive Connecting new TV/DVD/VCR/answering machines Minor appliance repair Assist with packing and unpacking Shelf paper lining

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As always, use your better judgement when allowing anyone access to your personal information. This Helping Hands List is strictly for use by Sunspire residents. Any outside contracted businesses are not included on this list.

Gloria invited the residents to the clubhouse for a FREE ice cream sandwich to celebrate this fun occasion & learn about the great promos Cobblestone is offering home buyers & sellers. Although the temperatures were above 100, many residents stopped in to socialize and enjoy their treat.

FROM THE EDITOR Residents, be sure you check the back of your calendar insert for birthdays, anniversaries, illness, deaths, and new resident information.

CATHY BECKER, Editor

2600/2601 E. ALLRED AVE., MESA, AZ 85204 Community Office …………………………………………. 480.969.1264 Editor ……………………………. Catherine A. Baker / 480.495.0027 craftycab12@gmail.com Assistant Editor ……………………………………….… Sharon Spurlock Sharon.spurlock@gmail.com

ADVERSTISEMENT Pam Qandil ……………………………...Pam@WilliamsExpress.com Newsletter Design …………… Gloria N. Leslie, Comm. Manager Sunspire@cobblestoneassets.com This publication is intended to provide entertainment and generalized information to the residents of Cobblestone Communities only. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Cobblestone, Sunspire, or it’s Management Team and they are not responsible for any content and do not endorse any advertisers.


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As much as we might not like to admit it at times, our community has rules and regulations in place for a reason. Mostly, they are for community safety and structure. Listed are some of the most discussed subjects that are brought up to the property manager. Each resident should have a copy of the park rules and regulations filed someplace at home. If you would like to request a replacement copy, see the property manager for a digital file or print out. No Smoking. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings, common areas, and Community facilities. Additionally, smoking is prohibited within twenty (20) feet in all directions measured from each outer edge of any entrance, any open window, or any ventilation system in the Community. For purposes of this Rule, the term “smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, breathing, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, or other tobacco product or similar lighted product in any manner or in any form. “Product” means any organic product including but not limited to marijuana (including but not limited to “medical marijuana”). “Smoking” also includes the use of “E-cigarettes” and similar devices that mimic normal smoking by the use of battery powered heating elements that create vapor, flavored or otherwise. The use of marijuana in the Community—including but not limited to medical marijuana—is prohibited and constitutes a violation of the Tenant’s Crime Free Addendum with the Community, and a violation of these Rules.

Marijuana. As a community resident, your lease requires adherence to this policy. The Community has determined that the use, possession, distribution, or manufacture of marijuana will interfere with the health, safety, welfare, and right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents. In accordance with the Crime Free Addendum and supporting federal laws, any use of marijuana (medical or otherwise) by the tenant or the tenant’s guests will result in immediate termination of tenancy. This includes both public and private use.

Sale of Home. Residents should meet with management to determine what upgrades, if any, must be done to bring the home to Community standards. All work must be done prior to sale or the buyer will be required to bring the home into compliance as a condition of approval for residency. Any home sold “on site” must be brought into compliance with all Community standards in order to remain in the Community. One “For Sale” or “Open House” sign (during an active open house), not exceeding 12 inches by 18 inches, may be displayed only on the home or in home’s front window. This rule does not apply to signage used by landlord to market landlord home sales. No other signs are permitted on a Tenant ’s space. Current Tenants must notify the Manager at least two (2) weeks in advance of the closing date so the buyer of the home may be considered for approval by the Community. Vehicles. Parking of motor homes, truck campers, buses, trailers, travel trailers, boats, campers, utility trailers, off-road vehicles, any type of trailer used to haul or tow cargo, and any non -operable or unlicensed vehicles, etc., is not permitted in the Community. Commercial vehicles other than those providing service at Management’s request, or those making deliveries, are prohibited in the Community. Any vehicle not moved for 72 consecutive hours shall be deemed non-operable. Any vehicle with flat tires or that cannot be moved shall be deemed non operable. Vehicles that do not display current vehicle registration decals are deemed non-operable. Any vehicle parked in the Community must be in operable condition, used on a regular basis, and currently licensed. Vehicles may not be parked on another resident’s space or on vacant spaces or in any unauthorized areas. No driveway shall be blocked at any time. Caregiver. Any proposed live-in caregiver for a disabled resident must apply for occupancy in the Community, must undergo the Community’s criminal background screening process, and must be approved to reside in the Community before moving into any Tenant ’s home. Additionally, the Tenant and caregiver must submit any reliable documentation required evidencing the disability and a disability related need for the caregiver and, if approved, the Tenant and the caregiver must sign a Caregiver Addendum with the Community before the proposed caregiver may reside in the Community.


Call today for your free consultation! (480) 933-2622 Ext. 662

(480) 933-2622 Ext. 662 .


THOSE WHO PLANT GARDENS, PLANT HAPPINESS

COMMUNITY CERTIFIED HOME SALES SPECIALIST

Being the Community Manager and Home Sales Specialist at Sunspire, I get to wear two hats! Listing & selling homes in the community in addition property management is perfect for me because I enjoy challenges. Plus, I get to help people figure out how to love where they live so they can focus on living. I believe in communication, dedication, and transparency. As your Home Sales Specialist, I desire nothing less than the best for my clients. I work relentlessly to make selling your home simple. If you dream of making Sunspire your home, you can count on me to work hard for you to make it happen. Ensuring good communication with all parties, and keeping my clients involved every step of the way is key. This is where I step in and partner with you as your consultant, negotiator, and coordinator. When I wear my Community Manager hat, I make certain the new homeowners feel welcome and are on their way to living the life they deserve at Sunspire. I understand the value of my community. Let's talk more. Receive insight and advice about your decision to buy your next home or about selling your home with me. Allow me to wear both hats for you!

Gloria N. Leslie

Certified Home Sales Specialist (480) 933-2622 ext. 662 SunspireAZ.com

Many trees and large shrubs benefit from some summer pruning. When done for the right reasons, pruning creates healthy, vigorous plants. Summer pruning also keeps plants tidy and can allow you to provide better clearance, when necessary. Cutting back plants can also help you direct growth. Here at Sunspire, all landscaping must conform with the Crime-Free Mobile Housing Program. Ground cover plants within twelve (12) feet of pedestrian walkways must not exceed three (3) feet in height. Plants underneath windows should be maintained at a height below the windowsill. Trees must be trimmed so that the lower branches are at least five (5) feet above ground. If you aren't able to maintain your shrubs, contact the manager’s office for landscaping referrals.


Hosting guests at your Sunspire home this Labor Day weekend? Here is a recipe to help with your menu planning. Labor Day is an opportunity to host an extra special get-together. Need a menu idea for a crowd? Prepare your barbecue with summer appetizers, move on to meaty mains like ribs or grilled chicken and finish the night with a few good, old-fashioned desserts. We’re not saying ‘goodbye’ to summer — we’re celebrating it!

Live Everyday Like You're On Vacation A Lifestyle Second to None at Sunspire You may not find enough time to do all that you want to do, yet the relaxed pace at Sunspire means you can do as much, or as little, as you like. Whether you prefer to keep your days filled with activities in our clubhouse, dinner parties with neighbors, and trips to nearby attractions, or you prefer relaxing by the pool with a good book, Sunspire offers a lifestyle as active or relaxed as you want. Our pet-friendly 55+ community in Mesa offers everything you need to relax, and enjoy. Stop by the fitness center for a workout session, or swing by the pool and spa for a relaxing swim. Explore our billiard room and shuffleboard court for exciting games with neighbors and friends before you head to the on-site library to pick out your next read. Life at Sunspire is made easy, so you can focus on enjoying each day.

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FOIL-PACK GRILLED SWEET-AND-SPICY CHICKEN WINGS

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup chili powder 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 pounds air-chilled chicken wings (about 24),split at the joint, wingtips removed and discarded 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, cut into wedges DIRECTIONS Special equipment: 18-inch-wide heavy duty non-stick aluminum foil 1. Whisk together the chili powder, sugar, chipotle powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl to make a dry spice rub. Place the wings in a large bowl, toss with the oil, and sprinkle with the dry spice rub. Toss the wings to evenly coat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours. 2. Prepare a grill for high heat. 3. Tear off four 18-by-18-inch sheets of heavy duty non-stick aluminum foil. Remove the wings from the bowl, making sure to leave any excess liquid behind. Divide the wings among the foil pieces, centering them on each piece in a single layer. Sprinkle the wings with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Bring two opposite endsof the foil together and fold twice to seal, then fold in the other sides to create leak-proof packets. Grill over high heat, turning once, until the wings are cooked through, about 25 minutes. Carefully open the packets (hot steam will escape). Scatter the cilantro over the tops and serve with the lime wedges.