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November 2017

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Michael Fee Community Manager

Stacey Harvey Assistant Community Manager

Jenn Sheets




Director of Communications

Sip and Tell

Sarah Van Duyne Lifestyle Director


In & Around Grayhawk......12

Manager’s Corner................4

Our Desert, Our Home........18

Board Briefs.........................6

Still Sweet and Salty............22

Home Safe Home................11


Dana Gonzalez Administrative Coordinator

Grayhawk Community Association

Richard Dearo Maintenance Supervisor

Phone (480) 563-9708 RSVP (480) 563-9839

Anthony Day


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Maintenance Assistant

Talon Guardhouse/Roving Patrol (480) 502-7685

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Raptor Guardhouse (480) 502-5078

Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Community Meetings BOARD MEETINGS – NOVEMBER 2017 Board meetings are open to residents and we encourage you to attend. Your involvement does make a difference!

Grayhawk Board of Directors

Crown Point Board Meeting

Mon, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Talon Room, GCA office

Call Stacey Harvey at 480-563-9708 for details.

Grayhawk Board of Directors Executive Session Meeting The Board of Directors will be meeting in Executive Session pursuant to A.R.S. Section 33-1804 (A)(3) at 5:00 p.m. in the GCA office.

Retreat Village Board of Directors Mon., Nov. 6 following GCA meeting in the Talon Room, GCA office

Retreat Village Board of Directors Executive Session Meeting The Board of Directors will be meeting in Executive Session pursuant to A.R.S. Section 33-1804 (A)(3) at 5:00 p.m. in the GCA office.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Communications Committee Call Jennifer Sheets at 480-563-9708 for more information.

Event Planning Committee Call Sarah Van Duyne at 480-563-9708 for more information.

Landscape Committee Call Stacey Harvey at 480-563-9708 for more information.

Operational Review Committee Call Stacey Harvey at 480-563-9708 for more information.

Edge Condominium Association Board Meeting Visit or call 480-584-4647 for details.

Encore Condominium Association Board Meeting Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Encore Clubhouse. Call Ogden and Company at 480-396-4567 for details.

Grayhawk Community Association Board Members Linda Shaw President

Paul Alessio Vice President

Jeanette Griswold Treasurer

David Van Omen Secretary

Margo Bellock Director

Tesoro Condominium Association Board Meeting

Robert Mann

Mon., Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Tesoro Clubhouse. Call Kinney Management at 480-820-3451 for details.

Martha Troy

Venu Condominium Association Board Meeting

Retreat Village Association Board Members

Call Associated Property Management at 480-941-1077 for details.

Arlene Smith

Village at Grayhawk Condominium Association Board Meeting Thur., Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Raptor Room, GCA office. Call FirstService Residential at 480-551-4300 for details.

Vintage Condominium Association Board Meeting Mon., Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Talon Room, GCA office. Call Associated Property Management at 480-941-1077 for details.

Director Director


Ira Mallin

Vice President

Patrick Thompson Treasurer

Mitchell Cooper Secretary

Alan Fernandez Director

Architectural Review Committee Tues., Nov. 7 and 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the GCA office.

OTHER ASSOCIATIONS Avian Condominium Association Annual Meeting Tues., Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Talon Room, GCA office. Call Associated Property Management 480-941-1077 for details.

Cachet at Grayhawk Condominium Association Board Meeting Wed., Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Cachet Clubhouse. Call FirstService Residential at 480-551-4300 for details.


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Board Briefs Grayhawk Master Association Board of Directors Meeting – October 2, 2017 Development Committee

Architectural Review Committee

David Van Omen reported that the committee did not meet in September.

Paul Alessio reported that there were two meetings in September with a total of ten submittals. The committee recommends hiring Graphic Directions Inc. as a signage consultant for the monument sign enhancement project. A motion was made and approved to accept the monument sign renovation project consulting proposal submitted by Graphic Directions Inc., at a cost of $3,810.00 to be paid from the GCA Community Enhancement Fund, pending Community Enhancement Committee approval.

Operational Review Committee Michael Fee reported that the committee did not meet in September but would likely be meeting in October.

Landscape Committee Arlene Smith reported that the committee did not meet in September but is planning to meet in October. Regular maintenance has been taking place. Turf areas are in process of establishing winter rye grass per the rotation map. Crews are continuing tree work, pruning low hanging branches and cleaning common areas along the walkways.

Community Enhancement Committee Bob Mann reported that there was not a meeting in September.

Event Planning Committee Sarah Van Duyne reported that the committee is seeking volunteers to serve as part of a booster group for events. There were approximately 90 people in attendance at the Stargazing event. It was cloudy, but attendees were still able to see quite a bit from the telescopes and everyone seemed to have a great time. Upcoming events include Brews and Tunes at Lush Burger on October 26 and Pumpkin Patch on October 28

Communications Committee Jennifer Sheets reported that the committee did not meet in September.

Budget/Finance Committee Jeanette Griswold reported that the committee had met on September 27 regarding the 2018 budget. The committee made every effort to keep any increases minimal. A motion was made and approved to accept the Budget/Finance Committee recommendation to increase the GCA assessment rate by $1.00 per month to $61.00 per month, and to fund the GCA reserve contribution in the 2018 GCA budget by $90,204 from the GCA Community Enhancement Fund.

Executive Committee Linda Shaw reminded members that the Strategic Planning meeting is scheduled to be held on October 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Talon Room.

Treasurer’s Report Jeanette Griswold reported that the GCA is currently ahead of budget, primarily due to water savings. The GCA has taken in over $538,000.00 in Community Enhancement Funds through eight months.

Management Report Michael Fee reported on the status of the CC&R Amendment ballot. Election Buddy will do one additional voicemail drop to all residents who have not voted in October.




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Scottsdale Fire Department Program Keeps Seniors Healthy and Safe at Home A fall is the most common emergency medical call the Scottsdale Fire Department receives annually. Since falls can impact the long-term health and well-being of seniors, Scottsdale Fire created its free Home Safe Home program to reduce the number of falls in Scottsdale. “Nationally, one-third of all seniors fall every year,” said Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. “We want to drive home the message that serious falls can rob people of their independence.” “Our highly trained paramedics and EMT firefighters provide emergency medical care when a person falls but we

also partner with residents beforehand and work to prevent a fall,” Shannon said. “Once residents understand there are simple ways to make their home and themselves safer, they are ready to take action.” Since more than half of falls occur at home, Scottsdale Fire created the free Home Safe Home program to help prevent falls. “Trained volunteers visit seniors’ homes to check for fall risks and to educate homeowners on fall hazards,” said SFD Public Information Officer Lori Schmidt. “While visiting with the resident, volunteers also can install for

free new smoke alarms and a public safety lockbox, if needed.” Common home tripping hazards include bathrooms without grab bars, unstable footstools and ladders, low room lighting and throw rugs, Schmidt said. If home changes are recommended, the Home Safe Home program volunteers can refer resident to partner nonprofit organizations, Schmidt said. To schedule a Home Safe Home appointment, visit and search “Home Safe Home” or call 480-312-1817.

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In & Around Grayhawk Adopt-a-Road Clean Up Sat., Nov. 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. Meet at GCA Office, 7940 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. #102 In an effort to keep our community beautiful, we are looking for volunteers to help us on this clean up day! The City of Scottsdale will provide all volunteers with gloves, trash bags, and safety vests, and cold waters. We will not be in the road, all litter pick up will be up on the property beyond the curb. We will meet in the GCA office at 8 a.m., go over some quick instructions, and then we will start walking the trails. The walk will be approximately 1 mile each direction along Hayden Road from Thompson Peak Parkway to Deer Valley Road, a little over two miles in total after both sides of the road are cleaned. All volunteers 17 years of age and under must come with a guardian. This is a great way to complete community service hours for school! We are only able to accommodate the first 20 volunteers who register. All others will be encouraged to sign up for the next chosen date in the winter. Please call 480-563-9839 to sign up today!

Thanksgiving Flowercopia Design Class Wed., Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Raptor Room, GCA office, 7940 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. #102 If you are having the family over for a Thanksgiving Feast this year, then you’ll want to join our flower arrangement class and create a cornucopia centerpiece you can be proud of! Have a glass of wine as you unleash your inner designer to make your own fresh flowercopia, just in time to decorate your house for the fall season! A Certified Master Florist will walk you through this hands-on, step-by-step, fun, and exciting class experience that allows anyone to make their own arrangement; even to those that don't consider themselves "crafty"!" The cost is $70.00 per person and includes flowers, supplies, instruction, wine, snacks and a beautiful conversation starting fall centerpiece! All pre-payments must be brought into the Grayhawk office in cash or check by the end of the day Monday, November 6. RSVP to 480-5639839 to hold your spot!

Sunday in the Park Sun., Nov. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. Grayhawk Greenbelt, Corner of 78th PL and 78th Way Good News!! If you missed last year’s epic Party in the Park event, we are bringing it back this year as the Grayhawk traditional Sunday in the Park event. Enjoy samples and tasty eats from favorite area restaurants like Sorso Wine Room, Bourbon Jacks, Toro, La Hacienda, Market Street Kitchen, and Carvalho’s (only to list a few)! You will also be able to finish off your feast with a sweet treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes! If food isn’t your thing (which I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be) come out to enjoy the fall weather and smooth sounds of our incredible band Outside the Lines. Kids will love the exciting rides, bounce houses, glitter tattoos, and more! We have an incredible raffle with gift cards to your favorite restaurants and a Grand Prize winner will take home a complimentary VIP two night stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! Cost for the event is $3 for adults and free for kids if prepaid by November 8. If paid after November 8, the price goes up to $5 for adults and $3 for children. Final registration date is Friday, November 10 at noon. All the delicious food at the event is included in the registration cost. There will be NO event day walk-ups for this event. RSVP to 480-563-9839 to get in on this fun-filled Grayhawk event! Thank you to our sponsors: David Van Omen and Andrew Bloom with Keller Williams AZ Realty, Kathy Craig and Nancy Costlow- Skin Care Consultants with Rodan + Fields, Premier Fitness Systems, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Jeremy Mueller with State Farm, Club Pilates Scottsdale Promenade, and the Focal Point Salon for making this event possible.

New Resident Orientation Thurs., Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Talon Room, GCA office, 7940 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. #102 Join us to learn more about your community and all that it has to offer. Meet your neighbors, get your Grayhawk questions answered and win prizes! Bring your appetite- appetizers, desserts and water will be served. Kids are welcome. RSVP to 480-563-9839 by Wed., November 15.

Ladies Bunco Tues., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. Raptor Room, GCA office, 7940 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Join neighbors for a night of food, drinks and Bunco! Never played before? Don’t worry! It’s an easy dice game- all you need to know is how to roll dice and count. We’ll do a quick lesson before we get started. All you need to do is bring yourself, $5 and an appetizer OR a bottle of wine to share. Your $5 will go into the pot for cash prizes at the end of the night. It always fills up fast, RSVP to 480-563-9839 by Monday, November 27 to hold your spot.


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In & Around Grayhawk Grayhawk Single Sippers Club Wed., Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. The Vig at McDowell Mountain Ranch, 10199 E Bell Rd. Scottsdale Please notice the date change!! This will be on the 5th Wednesday of the month due to the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are a single looking for casual conversation, a friend or just to meet some other singles in your neighborhood, then this event is for you. Grab yourself a light bite to eat and a drink all while meeting some new people on the beautiful patio at the newest Vig in McDowell Mountain Ranch. This is a great way to broaden your circle of friends and to try something new. Our reservation starts at 5 p.m., you are welcome to join a little later if you cannot be there by 5 p.m. We must give the restaurant our final count of attendees by November 27, please RSVP by that date to 480-563-9839.

November 2017 Hiking Club To learn more about this hike and/or RSVP, go to To participate, you must have joined the club online (if you have not already done so) and RSVP’d “YES” to this event. On the website, you can review many other upcoming hikes and email the organizers with questions. QUARTZ TRAIL Sat., Nov. 4, 2017 at 8 a.m. Go to to RSVP. Join the Hiking Club on Saturday, November 4 for a strenuous hike in the McDowell Mt. Preserve. This 10 mile hike is ideal for experienced hikers only. Estimated hiking time is 4-5 hours LOST DOG TO HITCHING POST OR SUNRISE PEAK Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 at 8 a.m. Go to to RSVP. Join the Hiking Club on Saturday, November 18 for a moderate hike from the Lost Dog Trailhead in the South McDowell Mt. Preserve. This 5 -6 mile hike is ideal for intermediate hikers. Estimated hiking time is 2.5 hours.

Volunteer Booster Club CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!! As you know, Grayhawk has one of the most active lifestyles in the Valley with events that are tailored to all ages and groups of our community. To make those events successful, we often rely on residents and volunteers for set-up, participation, and clean-up. The Event Planning Committee is looking for Grayhawk residents who are interested in being a part of some of our great events here in the community without having to commit to the meetings and events on a regular basis! Whether you are in school and working towards completing community service hours, or are an adult who has always wanted to be behind the scenes of some of our most memorable events, now is the time to join the Volunteer Booster Club! We are seeking to establish a list of “Grayhawk Volunteer Boosters” upon whom we can call for action for one or more events per year. Please let us know of your interest by e-mailing Sarah Van Duyne at or calling the GCA office at 480-563-9708.

December Events: Corks & Canvas – Holiday Edition Wed., Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Raptor Room, GCA office Start the season with an evening of artistry and libations. Enjoy light appetizers and other seasonal eats along with your favorite wine all while painting a beautiful picture of a Winter Cardinal enjoying a fresh blanket of snow. Lisa Fitzgibbons, one of Arizona’s top art instructors, will guide you with light-hearted, step-by-step instruction that guarantees terrific results. Expect to have lots of fun and to leave with a painting you will be proud to show off at your holiday gatherings. Cost is $35 and includes all art supplies and food. Please bring your favorite wine to share. RSVP to 480-563-9839 and pay in cash or check to the GCA office by December 5. Seats are limited!

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In & Around Grayhawk Santa Party/ Holiday Pajama Party Tues., Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fairway House at the Grayhawk Golf Club Ho! Ho! Ho! It's time again for Santa's annual visit to Grayhawk. Kids are encouraged to be dressed in their cutest, most adorable holiday pajamas. We will give a special prize for the best dressed. The evening will be full of magical holiday cheer including crafts, gifts, treats and more. The meal portion will feature "breakfast for dinner" for the kids, plus a selection of appetizers and a cash bar for the adults. There will be a hot chocolate station to warm you up and get you in the Holiday spirit! Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for kids if RSVP’d by December 5. RSVP’s made after December 5 pay $18 for adults and $15 for kids. Last day to RSVP is December 8. Parents should drop off prepayment and a wrapped gift at the GCA office for Santa to give your child by no later than December 8 to hold your spot. Clearly mark your child's first name, last name, and age on the gift. Space is limited. RSVP and prepayment are due by December 8 at the latest. Thanks to David Van Omen and Andrew Bloom of Keller Williams AZ for sponsoring this event!

“So This is Christmas” – A Holiday Concert Spectacular Wed., Dec. 13 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fairway House at the Grayhawk Golf Club Christmas is the most joyful time of the year and no one celebrates it as big as TAD Management and their “So This is Christmas” Concert Spectacular! For those of you wondering how we could possibly have more fun than we did at the Howl at the Hawk Event last year? Well see for yourself! Join your friends and neighbors for Grayhawk’s first ever full production Christmas concert. You will walk in to a beautiful snowy winter wonderland, enjoy cold drinks and warm hors d'oeuvres, and an incredible show singing sounds of the season all in your own Grayhawk backyard. Come sing, dance, enjoy the entertainment, tasty apps, and two drink tickets for $45 a person. Thank you to our sponsors David Van Omen and Andrew Bloom with Keller Williams AZ Realty and Mo Hamideh with Homeowners Financial Group for making this event possible. Cost is $45 a person if RSVP’d by December 8. If RSVP’d after Dec. 8 cost goes up to $50 a person. You must RSVP and pay at the GCA office in cash or check by end of day December 11. RSVP to 480-563-9839. Seats are limited!

Holiday Hayrides Thurs. Dec. 14 and Fri., Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m, GCA Office. RSVP’s will begin on Thursday, November 30 and close once each time slot is full. This always popular evening is sure to fill up fast so don’t wait to register once it has opened! Mrs. Claus will be leading the group on each horse-drawn carriage ride through the Grayhawk community. Families will enjoy the beautiful holiday light displays, sing carols along the way and read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Lastly, the group will make a stop at the Montevina neighborhood cocoa shack for hot cocoa and cookies before heading back to our North Pole drop off at the GCA office. Price is $5 per person (children under 2 are free) plus one nonperishable food item per person. RSVP to 480-563-9839 after November 30 to save your spot. Thank you to Susan Jenkins of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Nick Monardo of CNN Mortgage for sponsoring this incredible Grayhawk tradition! DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS EVENT, NO MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE PER RESERVATION and NO MORE THAN 2 NON-RESIDENTS GUESTS ALLOWED PER PARTY. MANDATORY PRE-PAY BY 12/12 OR YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE MOVED TO THE WAIT LIST.

Chanukah Celebration Wed., Dec. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Happy Chanukah! All residents are invited to enjoy a traditional lighting of the Menorah at the beautiful Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. A beautiful setting and a beautiful evening with family. Stick around after the lighting of the Menorah to enjoy all the festivities at the Princess. Appetizers and one drink will be provided by our wonderful sponsors David Van Omen and Andrew Bloom with Keller Williams AZ Realty. RSVP to 480-563-9839 by December 18. Thanks to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for hosting this beautiful event.

Grayhawk Single Sippers Club Wed., Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen, 23623 N Scottsdale Rd. If you are a single looking for casual conversation, a friend, or just to meet some other singles in your neighborhood, then this event is for you! Come grab yourself a light bite to eat and a drink all while meeting some new people. This is a great way to broaden your circle of friends and to try something new. We will have a surprise raffle at the restaurant at 5:30 pm, so don’t miss it! Our reservation starts at 5 pm, but you are welcome to join a little later if you cannot be there by 5 pm. We must give the restaurant our final count of attendees by December 26, please RSVP by that date to 480-563-9839.


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Calendar of Events

November 2017 Monday










6 Vintage Board Mtg. 10 a.m. Talon Room GCA and RVA Board Mtgs. 5:30 p.m. Talon Room


7 ARC Mtg. 4:30 p.m. GCA Office




15 Cachet Board Mtg. 6 p.m. Encore Board Mtg. 6:30 p.m.




ARC Mtg. 4:30 p.m. GCA Office Avian Board Mtg. 6 p.m. Talon Room



28 Ladies Bunco 6 p.m. Raptor Room









Flowercopia Class 5:30 p.m. Raptor Room

Sunday in the Park 2 p.m. Grayhawk Greenbelt


4 Adopt-A-Road Cleanup 8 a.m. GCA Office

ROVING PATROL (480) 502-7685 GRAYHAWK ASSOCIATION (480) 563-9708 SCOTTSDALE POLICE (480) 312-5000 RSVP FOR GRAYHAWK (480) 563-9839



New Resident Orientation 6 p.m. Talon Room Village Board Mtg. 6 p.m. Raptor Room




Single Sippers 5 p.m. Vig McDowell Mtn.

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Shop, Eat, Drink and Be Merry While Helping the Boys & Girls Clubs Enjoy a dazzling day of friends, food, fashion and fun at this annual holiday luncheon, boutique and fashion show on Monday, November 20th at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. Fay Fredricks, news anchor on KNXV ABC 15 TV, will be the guest emcee for the luncheon. Fay has been a part of the television news community in Phoenix for over 10 years. Doors open at 9:30 am to shop for a great cause and browse through the boutique for designer décor, vintage treasures, gourmet foods and gift baskets as well as handcrafted items. Discover great gift ideas and big savings in the silent auction then relax and enjoy a delicious lunch by award-winning chefs, live auction and fabulous fashion show presented by Dillard’s Paradise Valley.


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A tradition for so many, the luncheon event kicks off the holiday season with doors opening at 9:30 am for shopping and seating for the lunch, program and fashion show at 11:45 am. Individual tickets start at $90. Tables of ten and Runway tables are available at various pricing options. To purchase tickets, contact Judy Frost at 602-5505288, or purchase tickets online at A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. Proceeds from this event have enabled the Auxiliary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to contribute nearly $3 million dollars to the Clubs and scholarship recipients over the years. This marks the 37th year of this popular event and all proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

EMCEE: Fay Fredricks, ABC 15 News Anchor

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Our Desert, Our Home What’s in a (Botanical) Name? By Victoria Kauzlarich, Volare As it turns out, quite a lot. Botanical names oftentimes play homage to the individuals who claim to have discovered a plant’s species. They sometimes describe a plant’s characteristics like those we’re featuring this month: Cylindropuntia - which literally means “prickly cylinders”. And, sometimes, the botanical name and the common name are one in the same, like Agave and Aloe, for instance. There is way more here than meets the eye but, for our purposes, we’re going to keep this simple. Botanical names are important because they serve to clearly distinguish one plant from another. The problem for most of us is that we learn about plants and come to know them by their common names. Botanical names are really forbidding and remembering them is even more so. Anyone up for a short course in Latin? Anyone? Anyone? Yeah, that’s what I thought. But, here’s the thing. If you don’t know a plant’s botanical name, you can be misled. A single plant with a single botanical name can have many common names and there are common names, well, common to multiple plants with different botanical names. Huh?

the same plant because they look so much alike. Then I did a little research and began to think of these plants as cousins.

A little more explanation… I knew just by their appearance that these are Cholla - all cacti that have cylindrical segments are commonly known as Cholla (pronounced CHOYYa). Remember the Teddy Bear Cholla and Chain Fruit Cholla from last month’s column? By way of contrast, all cacti that have padded segments are commonly known as Prickly Pears. But I digress. The plant pictured here is a Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa) and, yes, I had to look that up. Buckhorns flower yellow in April and May and get to be about 4’h x 5’w at maturity. Buckhorns have a slow growth rate and can be pruned to control their overall size. Buckhorn stems have light blue/gray skin that resemble deer antlers. These cacti are Sonoran natives.

Let me explain. There is a shrub, native to Australia, that grows well here in the Sonoran desert. It is called an Eremophila hygrophana and, yes, I had to look that up. When I first learned about this plant, I learned it by what I thought was its single common name: “Blue Emu Bush”. Many local nurseries know this plant as “Blue Bells” and have never heard of a blue emu bush. But, wait a minute, I know what blue bells are. We used to grow those in Illinois and they don’t look anything like Eremophila hygrophana. Then there is the issue of similar common names for similar botanical named plants. Do you know the difference between a Buckhorn Cholla and a Staghorn Cholla? Neither did I until I started photographing them. Up to that point, I thought they were


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The plant pictured here is a Staghorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia versicolor), also a Sonoran native with stems resembling deer antlers.

When you see these two plants in their natural habitat, you really have to see them near one another to be sure of their differences. Staghorn stems are darker green and the plant gets bigger - way bigger - than the Buckhorn. Staghorns can typically reach a whopping 7’h x 8’w at maturity and have a relatively fast growth rate. Another confusing thing about these plants is that while Buckhorns flower yellow, Staghorns flower yellow, too, but they also flower orange or purple! If you got the common names of these plants confused, you’d have a heck of a time identifying them at a nursery, particularly when the plants are young. If you had the botanical names of these two plants, you would know which plant was which and there would be no mistaking them. Another good reason to have this information at hand is that some nurseries do not have very knowledgeable staffs; they sometimes can’t confirm the identity of a plant, either. But plant growers typically slip a little tag in the plant complete with the botanical name to prevent confusion. Here’s another reason to at least ask (or better yet, look up) a plant’s botanical name. Let’s say you want to buy a Palo Verde tree. Palos are in the Parkinsonia genus (I didn’t have to look up that one) and there are about a dozen different species - some hybrids and a couple of natives. They come in a wide variety of sizes and expected life spans - from 30 years to several hundred. Which do you want? The only way to truly know is to dig into their botanical names to make sure you and the nursery get it right.

Plant of the Month This month’s plant is the Buckhorn Cholla - the smaller and slower growing of the two Chollas we featured here. If you’ve got a fairly big spot to fill - away from foot traffic, browsing pets and small children this is a funky and rewarding native plant. It is nearly bullet-proof and can withstand all variations of Sonoran desert weather.

Plant of the Month: Buckhorn Cholla Latin Name: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa (formerly Opuntia acanthocarpa) Common Name: Buckhorn Cholla ( Pronounced CHOY-Ya) Native Distribution: Sonoran Desert Size: Approximately 4’h x 5’w at Maturity Flower: Yellow to Brownish Yellow Flowers Appear in April - May Stems: Gray/Green, 6 - 12” Long, Covered with Yellow to Brown 1” Spines; Stems are Weakly Attached; Resemble Deer Antlers Site Preferences: Full Sun in Sandy Soil with Good Drainage; No Supplemental Watering Once Established

Plant Characteristics: • Slow Growth Rate • Drought Tolerant • Cold Hardy to 25F • Propagate From Segment Removal • Plants Should Be Sited With Care – Do Not Plant Near Walkways – Keep Away from Children & Pets

Landscape Uses: Best in Natural, Open Settings; Can Be Used as an Accent; Muted Color Associates Well with Dark Green Foliage Shrubs, Golden Barrels, Elephant Food & Blue Glow Agave

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Sip and Tell By Sue Lukenbill, Encore Resident November is one of my favorite months because it always reminds us to be thankful, and I really love all the feel good vibes floating around. I know it is something we should do year round. Why is it that we always seem to wait until November and Thanksgiving? My gratitude and thanks encompasses many things, some of which include Grayhawk. I am grateful for being lucky enough to enjoy great memories in Grayhawk for almost 21 years. I’m also grateful for our Board of Directors and CCMC as our management company. What would we do without the great staff here in Grayhawk? I know that I would not be a happy camper! They are very dedicated to keeping this community great! And speaking of being thankful…how lucky are we to have so many fantastic choices of places to eat and drink in our area? I know many of you will have visiting friends and family this month, and I want to make sure that you have good choices for your meals. This month I decided to step out of my box big time and try something very different on the recommendations of Joy Lowrie, a resident at the Venu. I liked her idea for this month because it would take our minds off turkey…not that I’m not already dreaming about that Turkey Day spread! We need to try different foods from different countries, at least I know I do! I’m a burger and pizza gal and normally shy away from adventure when it comes to food. Grayhawk’s Director of Communications Jennifer Sheets and I talked about eating at Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen over a year ago, but I admit I was nervous about trying more unique cuisine. Joy assured me I would love it and Jennifer was more than excited when I finally agreed to go. I guess I never paid close attention to the menu and the varied choices. The restaurants from-scratch dishes, from seafood to beef, reflect Brazil's diverse geography, from oceans and rivers to rain forests and mountains. I cannot tell you how happy I am to have finally gone! Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen brings the flavors of the Amazon and the owner’s family heritage to Scottsdale. The owners, Phil and Ruth Marsteller encourage us to take a peek at their family heritage. They want to take us on culinary journey through Brazil and the Amazon region. The restaurant is based the experiences of Ruth’s father and his love of good food and great wine. Ruth’s father was the son of an Amazon rubber baron and was raised deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. When WWII broke out, her father joined the Brazilian Army as a Lieutenant and soon found himself with the Allies in Italy. It was here he was first introduced to great wine and cuisine. The menu reflects family Italian recipes in addition to authentic Brazilian recipes.

Our lunch at Carvalho's was fantastic! They start you off with complimentary fried plantain chips which were a nice change from bread. Jenn knew going in what she wanted to order, but I needed a little more time to work my way through the menu. Our server was extremely helpful and offered plenty of tips on what was most authentic to Brazil. We first started with Pao de Queijo, a Brazilian cheese bread that I’d say is a must order. It’s also gluten free! Jennifer ordered the Feijoada which was a Black Bean Stew that was prepared with oranges, sausage, and smoked meat. It was served with rice, sautéed collard greens, farofa, vinaigrette and orange slices. Knowing she wouldn’t be able to eat it all, she encouraged me to order the Espetinho de Camarao (marinated shrimp skewers) off of the appetizer menu and then also take some of her food. The Feijoada was great as were the shrimp. I’d say that the Feijoada is one of the most popular dishes and I can see why. I’ve also heard great things about some of their shrimp dishes. Jennifer and I hardly ever order dessert, but we splurged at the suggestion of the server and had the Pudim de Leite, the Brazilian Flan with a Caramel Sauce. That was a real treat for both of us. The texture was fantastic. Although we were already stuffed, while waiting for our flan we took the plantain chips and dipped them in the remaining Feijoada. The combo was fantastic! All in all it was a very enjoyable lunch. I liked it so much that I bought a Groupon for the restaurant. The owner, Phil Marsteller, came over a couple of times and visited with us. He seems very passionate about his restaurant and truly wants you to sit back, take your time, and enjoy a little of Brazil right here in Scottsdale. He told us great stories while we waited that really enhanced the experience for us. Lunch was so relaxing that Phil even offered Jenn to use the hammock on the patio. We didn’t want leave! I highly recommend that you stop by and check out Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen. At the present time, they are offering Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail on Sundays and Wednesdays for $5.00. It is made with Cachaças 61, muddled lime, and sugar and served on the rocks. I haven’t had the cocktail, but trust me I will order it in the future. I have been told that it tastes like a Margarita. Please note there they not only have a nice happy hour, but there is live music every Saturday from 5:30 – 8:30pm. You will feel like live you are in Brazil as you listen to some Bossa Nova music. Most importantly, be sure you visit Carvalho’s booth at Grayhawk’s Sunday in the Park event on November 12! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and thank you Grayhawk for the wonderful memories that seem to go on and on. Carvahlo’s Brazilian Kitchen 23623 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste. D7, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-563-1562

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Still Sweet and Salty Game Day Pulled Pork By Lori Bosch and daughter, Stephanie, Cachet at Grayhawk Even though most of our columns focus on healthy eating sometimes you just need some good old-fashioned comfort food. So this is our favorite BBQ pulled pork recipe and it is for all of you tailgaters and weekend couch-lounging sports fans! I know it’s probably easier to buy those prepackaged containers of pulled pork at the grocery store but when you read the package it’s alarming how “processed” it is and that it usually has over 25 ingredients! This is a super easy recipe and your house will smell heavenly as it cooks all day in the slow cooker. The sauce tastes awesome…it is sweet and tangy and doesn’t have that fake store-bought barbecue sauce taste. If you don’t eat pork you can substitute chicken breasts. To add a little more nutritional value we use Heinz organic ketchup in the sauce and serve it on whole grain buns. But if you want to be really healthy it tastes delicious on a sweet potato too. It freezes well so I usually double the recipe and freeze half. That’s it. You’re going to love this one so get cooking! And always, always, always, allow yourself some comfort food on game days. Just try to squeeze in a work-out before you watch the game! We welcome your feedback, suggestions and recipe requests! Please feel free to email us at

Game Day Pulled Pork Total time: 10 minutes Ingredients: • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped • 1 chopped Vidalia sweet onion

1. Place the chopped apple, onion, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dark brown sugar, cider vinegar and salt into slow cooker and stir.

• 1 ½ cups ketchup (organic Heinz)

2. Add the pork and cover in sauce.

• 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

3. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

• 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

4. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with two forks. It should easily fall apart. Use a masher to smash the cooked apple pieces and blend into the sauce.

• 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 lbs uncooked lean pork tenderloin (cut each tenderloin into 3 equal pieces) • 1 tablespoon corn starch (optional)

5. If you like the sauce a little thicker you can mix 1 tablespoon corn starch with 2 tablespoons water and add to slow cooker. 6. Return shredded pork to slow cooker and stir into sauce. 7. Cover and continue to cook on high for another 30-60 minutes.

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Landscaping Post-Summer Landscape Check By Jim Carter, DLC Resources Field Manager Scorching summer heat can really take a toll on our landscapes — even those plants and trees that are desert-adapted. Now that the record temps are well behind us, it’s a good time to take stock of how well your front and backyard weathered the summer season and determine what you can do to revitalize your curb appeal before the frost hits.

Irrigation Check In the desert, your irrigation system is the lifeblood of your landscape. So it’s crucial that it’s functioning properly. Whether or not you see any dead or struggling plants in your landscape, it’s always a good idea to do a basic irrigation system check once or twice a year. Start with the timer to make sure all the electrical components are working properly. Then, check that the emitters are dripping well, spray heads are not clogged or leaking and that there are no other leaks along the lines. Once the system check is complete, and all necessary repairs are done, don't forget to set a new watering schedule in the timer for the current season needs. Water Use It Wisely’s Landscape Watering Guide ( is a great online resource for learning how to properly set your irrigation system.

Agave weevils cause agave plants to droop.

Heat-Damaged Plants Heat stress and sun scold is common in the Valley. While any plant can be susceptible to heat damage (especially considering the record temps we saw for a prolonged period this year), you might especially notice it if you have non-desert-adapted plants or if you have shade-dependent species located in sunny areas. You can tell your plants are heat-damaged if they have brown and dead leaves on their outer portions but are still green in the center. Another sign is wilting. If your sun-damaged plant is still alive, you can prune off any damaged material. However, make sure you’re cutting entire branches off just above their joints; never simply snip off the tips of branches as that will hurt the plant’s structure and cause extra growth at the branch ends. For heavy branches, use a three-cut method as shown in the illustration.

Heat damage looks like dry, brown leaves on the outside of the plant while the center or more shaded portions are still green. Wilting is another common symptom.

Insect Damage Pests are another reason that you might see dying or dead plants this time of year. Agave Weevils, Flathead Bores and grubs are the most common culprits. Agave Weevils are found only in the Agave plant, and one of their telltale signs is fronds shriveling and falling to the ground. Bore damage to trees will have tiny holes in the branches or trunk of the tree. Grubs will be found in the plant roots, which you’ll probably only notice when removing the plant after it dies. Unfortunately, by the time insect damage is noticed it's usually too late to save the plant. But if caught immediately, you might still have a chance. Use insecticides (available at garden stores) to treat these pests, following package directions. Even if you’ve given up hope on saving the plant’s life and are just going to replace it, it’s still important to treat the soil for any pests that killed your previous plant.

When cutting off large branches, make sure you use the 3-cut method, which is designed to help prevent damage to the tree and its bark.

Plant Replacement When it comes to plant or tree replacement, October is ideal for planting non-frost-sensitive plants and trees, though you still might be able to squeeze in some new plantings now in November. However, for frost-sensitive shrubs and trees, you’ll definitely want to wait until March for their replacement. When picking out your new plants, make sure you know their full-grown size so that you can be sure they’ll have enough space in your landscape when they mature. Also, keep sun, shade and water requirements in the forefront of your mind. Finally, remember that any newly planted trees or shrubs need frequent watering during its establishment period, which is usually 2 to 3 weeks.

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TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AT POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION Looking for something to do this fall with company or bored kids? Head over to the Arizona Science Center for POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION. The exhibition examines life in Pompeii both before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D. The exhibition will run from November 18, 2017 through May 28, 2018. On August 24, 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path for more than 1700 years. The same ash and debris from Vesuvius’ unpredicted eruption that destroyed the city also remarkably preserved it. In this blockbuster exhibition, guests will become time travelers, transported to the bustling commercial port and strategic military and trading center of Pompeii. Over 200 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescoes, mosaics, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, statues and ancient Roman coins, will bring to life how Pompeii’s people lived, loved, work, worshipped and celebrated. In perhaps the most powerful portion of the exhibition, exquisite body casts of adults and children will vividly communicate the emotions of the victims. The exhibition will begin with a dramatic video that introduces Pompeii. Guests will then journey through the ancient city, where they will encounter a Roman villa, a market, temple, theater, and

baths. From there, they will witness the impact Mount Vesuvius had on this ancient city as they experience a simulated volcanic eruption in a 4D theater. The exhibition will culminate with the reveal of authentic full body casts of human forms, poignantly dramatizing the impact of the extreme heat and noxious gases that left them forever frozen in time. A small, separate section of the exhibit will feature erotic art in a replica of a Pompeii brothel. Parental discretion is advised for this portion of the exhibition, which is not suitable for all ages. TICKET INFORMATION POMPEII: The Exhibition requires a timed-entry ticket. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Guests can purchase tickets online at, or in person at Arizona Science Center. POMPEII: The Exhibition tickets are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children (3–17). Arizona Science Center Member pricing is $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children. General Admission is required for non-Members and is $18 for adults, $13 for children and $16 for seniors. POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION is generously supported locally by APS, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona and U.S. Bank and is located on Level 3 in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries at Arizona Science Center.

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