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April 2014

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What’s Inside April 2014 ASSOCIATION



Manager’s Message: Vegetation Thinning Plan Underway


Committee: Budget & Finance


Community Business: Maintenance & Yacht Club Updates


April Meetings; Save the Date


Facilities: Out with the Old, In with the New


Facilities: StarSplash WaterPark

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Developer’s Corner: Mountain Ranch Marketplace


Snippets: Spring is Here, Summer is Near!




Clubs & Groups: Pickleball & Tennis Clubs


Clubs & Groups: Estrella Trailblazers Hiking Group


Estrella’s Scrapbook

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Estrella Foothills High School: BYOD - What to Know


Estrella Mountain Pre-School: Registration Begins


Police Beat: Coffee With a Cop


City of Goodyear: Library Expansion

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Residents Club: Upcoming Events, April 2014


Residents Club: Eggstravaganza Event Sponsors




April 2014 Calendar


Numbers to Know: Starpointe Groups, Instructors, and Personal Trainers

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Vegetation Thinning Plan is Underway By Lisa Lundskow, Community Manager


he Goodyear Fire Department knows with dry conditions and hotter temperatures just around the corner, it increases the chances for wildfires. The department is being proactive in taking steps to make things safer where it is much needed: In the Corgett Wash area of the Estrella community. The Corgett Wash area in Estrella is overgrown with various types of vegetation. This overgrowth poses a potential immediate fire risk to the residences along West San Carlos Drive (the 18600 Block) and to the nearby Corgett Wash Water Reclamation Plant. Thanks to a Federal Bureau of Land Management grant of up to $25,000, Goodyear is developing a program that will help to thin fuel material and reduce the risk or at least lessen the intensity of wild fires if they happen in that area. Once approved, experienced forestry crews from local detention facilities will work under supervision, along with members of the Goodyear Fire Sports Medicine • Pre & Post Op Rehab • Home Care • Work & Industrial Injuries Department wild land firefighting team, to thin vegetation from public lands and Estrella property in the wash. Work will only take place on association property under this plan with full knowledge and approval of the Board of Directors. This program has been used in other Arizona municipalities to great effect. Heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, is prohibited. The approach to fuel thinning is Patients will be seen by the same certified described as “mosaic” and the physical therapist every visit! 100% of care fire breaks are cut in a “chevron” Give us a call today to is provided by licensed physical therapists. fashion in order to minimize the We are experienced in treating for a variety schedule your appointment! negative impact to the natural of orthopedic and medical issues for all ages All Insurances Accepted beauty of the area. with a full range of physical therapy services.


The Goodyear Fire Department is focused upon the safety of its citizens. From time to time, certain hazards come up to our attention, and it is the City’s aim to work in a sustainable manner to reduce hazards and prevent emergencies.


Larry Shauf, P.T. (Estrella Resident)

623-594-5473 fax 623-594-5479 9860 Estrella Pkwy, Suite B-105

In Mountain Ranch Market Place Next to Safeway

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Budget & Finance Committee


he mission of the Budget/Finance Committee is to advise, recommend, and review the budget of the EJC for the Board of Directors.

The Budget/Finance Committee reviews the financial reports as provided by CCMC and discusses issues related to the budget. The committee is composed of Richard Newcomer, Chairman, Joel Jensen, Vice Chairman and Mark Weber, Susan Baugh and Anwer Hussain.

Lisa Lundskow, CAAM, PCAM Community Manager

Robert Cruz Operations Manager

Todd Wuellner, MA, CPRP Facilities Director

Kevin Wells Maintenance Supervisor

Kristine McIlhenny Lifestyle Director

Eric Holmgren, Club & Program Manager

Tammy Campbell Assistant Lifestyle Director

Sharon Thunstedt Administrative Coordinator

Shirley Robertson Communications Coordinator

Jodi Matlock Facilities, Design, Patrol Coordinator

Amy Helms ECA & VCA Compliance Coordinator

Mary Ann Brungardt Starpointe Front Desk Lead

Loryn Lanford Administrative Associate

Terry Hammond Yacht Club Coordinator

Larry Vallar Starpointe Maintenance Coordinator

2013 ACHIEVEMENTS • The committee was able to help the Board of Directors maintain the H.O.A. dues for 2014 with no increase • The committee assisted the CCMC staff plan, organize, and develop H.O.A. property maintenance plans for the community • The committee helped to develop and make recommendations to the EJC Board to add money to the reserves for H.O.A. 2014 GOALS • To work for continual oversight of the budget in order to keep increases in H.O.A. dues to a minimum or none at all • To live within our budget • To make decisions for the future that reflects the growth for all in the community The committee meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm at Starponte and residents are welcome to attend.

Budget & Finance Committee Members from Left to Right, Front Row: Richard Newcomer (Chair), Susan Baugh, and Anwer Hussain. Back Row: Joel Jensen, (Vice Chair) and Mark Weber.

Phone: 623.386.1112 / Fax: 623.386.5788 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. Additional hours available by appointment.



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Estrella’s Maintenance Supervisor


By Shirley Robertson, Communications Coordinator

CMC is proud to have such an excellent staff to assist the Estrella community. Kevin Wells is no exception to the superior employees right here in Estrella. Kevin joined the CCMC team as Maintenance Supervisor over a year ago. He enjoys the challenges that come daily Kevin Wells and looks forward to another productive year for 2014. Originally from Southern California, Kevin lived in Colorado for ten years, then moved to Arizona 14 years ago. While in Colorado, Kevin had the opportunity to manage projects in the mountain ski

resorts, as well as, in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. While in California, Kevin held a variety of Construction Management positions where he was responsible for the testing of construction materials for the development of commercial and residential projects. Since living in Arizona he has held positions as Superintendent, Construction Manager and Project Manager in which he was responsible for a range of projects for the development of single family homes. Kevin enjoys spending time with family and enjoys the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains and boating on the open water. Kevin and his wife are involved in their church community and have a passion for helping others. Estrella and CCMC are proud to have the talents Kevin brings to our community.

Ahoy, Captain! Estrella Yacht Club Busier Than Ever By Renee Bammel, Communications Committee Member

He wanted to volunteer at the Yacht Club, but instead was offered the position of the new boat captain. The Yacht Club was in danger of being closed for good, but Terry cleaned and organized it with the help from two Estrella residents, Doug Bradwin and Paul Farkrell.


The Yacht Club obtained new boats for residents to enjoy. He offers sailing classes and has introduced fun obstacle courses and timing competitions. The best time wins a gift card and bragging right of the “Sailor of the Month”. Terry anticipates bringing more events for residents to enjoy. So come on out and enjoy a day of boating!

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he Yacht Club’s new captain, Terry Hammond, has drawn more and more people back to the Yacht Club. The free boating class, held once a month, had 15 students for March. On a windy day it’s perfect for the sail boats and a bit challenging for the paddle boarders. Terry is friendly, Terry Hammond informative and is very excited to be here. He grew up boating off an island where he lived in Washington State. Terry has been coming to Estrella to visit his niece Pam Schaeffer and other relatives for the past 16 years. Terry loves the lakes and always dreamed of retiring here. His sister moved here seven years ago and let him know there was a house for sale a block away and he jumped on the opportunity to fulfill his dream.

April Meetings Budget/Finance

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:00 pm


Thursday, April 4, 2014 10:00 am


Thursday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 pm


Monday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 pm

Voting Member

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:30 pm

Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE New Resident Orientation Tuesday, May 3, 6:00pm

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Yacht Club Social Electric Blue One Man Variety Show Friday, May 9, 7:00pm

Cocktails and Conversation Forever Elvis Show

Saturday, May 15, 7:00pm

Wild About the WaterPark Season Opening Saturday, June 7, 11:00am



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Out with the Old, In with the New By Eric Holmgren, Starpointe Program Manager


Photos by Shirley Robertson

s you may have noticed, there have been some recent upgrades to the cardio machines in the Starpointe Fitness Center. The much anticipated equipment arrived the end of February and the overall feedback from the residents has been positive. The treadmills, elliptical, recumbent bikes, and the upright bike have all been upgraded with brand new models and brand new features that you can enjoy. Some of the new features are: • Quick access to speed, incline, and resistance on the hand grips of the treadmills and bikes • HRC Cruise Control which allows the user to “lock in” a specific heart rate–the machines will automatically adjust the settings to not allow the user to go above this targeted heart rate • Orthopedic foot pads on the ellipticals and orthopedic running surface on the treadmills • Built in TV tuners that allow the users to select any one of the four televisions in the cardio area to watch by simply plugging in your headphones and selecting the desired television • Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring with Polar Heart Rate Monitors • iPod compatibility for charging and entertainment • USB thumb drive which allows the user to save their workout data These are just some of the many features the new machines offer. Along with this new transition from old to new, we listened to the resident concerns and were able to increase the number of ellipticals and put in an additional StairMaster Step-Mill. We would love to hear your feedback on the new equipment. In addition, if you have any ideas or suggestions for any classes you believe Starpointe should offer or a piece of equipment that you feel you would like to see in the fitness center, give me a call or e-mail me at


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Don’t Miss Out on Estrella’s Summer Fun Amenities


By Robert Cruz, Operations Manager, Mary Ann Brungardt, Starpointe Front Desk Lead and Staff

s the weather is warming up, you will want to take advantage of the StarSplash WaterPark, our sparkling pool, the Yacht Club and all of the other amenities Estrella has to offer. Residents’ access to the community amenities, including Starpointe Residents Club, is suspended if your account is more than 30 days delinquent. Please

note that if your membership has been suspended due to a balance on your account, you will need to make arrangements to bring your account current or set up a repayment agreement. Anyone who is delinquent in their assessments is encouraged to contact Robert Cruz, Operations Manager, at the Community Services Office at 623-386-1112 as soon as possible. Don’t miss out on the fun! Be Prepared Before The Season Begins - Do you have your Resident ID Card? To avoid long lines, which come with residents wanting to enjoy the Big Dipper at the WaterPark, we encourage you to get your resident ID card(s) in advance and make sure your information is updated in our system. Don’t forget about our younger residents that may have turned ten years old. They may now receive their own ID card and can gain access to the Youth Club. For your convenience, you can find the New Residents/New Tenants form on the website at www.lifeinestrella. com under the Document Library.

Photos by Shirley Robertson

Extended Stay Guest Privileges To facilitate the use of Starpointe Residents Club by guests, required forms, (Application/ Release and Indemnification) including instructions for completion, are available in the Document Library section on the community website You must be a registered user to access these documents. If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 623-386-1112 or Starpointe at 623386-1949. Enjoy the great amenities at Estrella!




Mountain Ranch Marketplace Submitted by Newland Communities


e have learned from those purchasing at Estrella as well as our own residents that having a nearby grocery store as well as neighborhood conveniences located within the community were important when looking for their next home. Mountain Ranch Marketplace was designed with that in mind and our much appreciated retail center continues to grow and has recently welcomed new merchants. The much anticipated NAILcessity Spa officially opened on February 27th! Located right next to Safeway, the salon offers a variety of manicures and pedicures - including acrylics and gel nails – as well as body waxing services. The spa boasts more than 200 colors of polish and a variety of relaxing treatments and mani/pedi upgrades to choose from. Catering to their client’s busy schedules NAILcessity’s convenient hours of operations are Monday –Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Great Clips, McDonalds, Oasis Bagels, Papa John’s Pizza, Phoenix Children’s Academy, ReMax, Subway and Walgreens. Kitchell Construction, the managing partner for Mountain Ranch Marketplace continues to be focused on bringing the types of services that residents continue to request. Be on the lookout for upcoming announcements about other openings including ProCare Physical Therapy as well as new retailers to be coming soon.

A center you can be proud to have in the community, Mountain Ranch Marketplace was built to be environmentally friendly and has been granted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. It is the first neighborhood shopping center in Arizona – and one of the few in the United States to be LEED Gold certified. LEED is the top program in the United States for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. To qualify for LEED certifications, a project must meet high standards in several areas including water and energy efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials and innovation in design. Among the many sustainable elements incorporated into its design are high-efficiency 15-SEER heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units, lowflow water fixtures and insulated low-emissivity glass windows. The materials used in construction included paints and adhesives with low levels of volatile organic compounds and highly reflective roofing materials to reduce the urban-heat-island effect.

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Spring is Here, Summer is Near!


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pring has arrived and now is a great time to be out in the landscape getting it ready for the coming summer months. A couple of items should be taken care of now if they haven’t already. Remove all frost damage from plants. Given that we have had a mild winter the damage was probably minimal, however do not let that discourage you from thinning out and rejuvenating your frost sensitive plants. Pruning stimulates new growth, and new growth is what produces blooms. You will see your plants recover from the pruning very quickly and you will see new color as well. As you may have noticed some insects in your landscape, most will be here for a short period of time causing minimal damage to plants. If you see them you can use water to spray them off. There are products available such as insecticidal soaps, and systemic herbicides for tougher problems. Please choose the product you are most comfortable with and follow the directions on the label. Tune up your irrigation system by operating each valve from the controller and inspecting the plants and areas it waters to ensure you do not have any leaks or damaged components. Also check your soil moisture and if necessary turn up your water days to provide additional water. Remember you want to let the soil dry out a bit before you add more water. Make sure you move your drip emitters to your trees away from the base of the tree and out to the ends

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of the branches. This is where the root system is and will help establish stronger roots away from the base of the tree to provide greater support. If you have winter grass planted in your lawn you will want to be sure that you are lowering the cutting height of the turf as we progress toward the summer. This will help with a better transition from rye grass to summer bermuda. Feed your turf now with a well balanced fertilizer and keep you water consistent, making sure not to over water. We have a couple of months to enjoy the outdoors and our landscape. With a little work now it will be beautiful for the summer.


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By Estrella Tennis Group

he Estrella Pickleball Club was established in January of 2012 to promote fun, exercise, community, and friendships all the while playing pickleball. Pickleball is basically oversized Ping-Pong played on a badminton sized-court using paddles and a type of whiffleball.


Our mission statement is to promote and teach the game of pickleball to individuals of all ages while encouraging sportsmanship and friendships with our neighbors near and far. There are approximately 130 members in the Estrella Pickleball Club from ages 21 to 90. Current South Lake Courts Schedule (Subject to change during summer months)

Monday 8:30 AM (Open) Tuesday 10:00 am (Non-Competitive Wednesday 8:30 am (Open) Thursday 10:00 am (Non-Competitive 6:00 pm (Open) Friday 8:30 am (Open) Saturday 8:30 -11:00 am (Open) 11:00 am (Non-Competitive Sunday 8:30 -11:00 am (Inter/Adv) 11:00 am (Non-Competitive

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• Non-Competitive Group is for those who prefer a slower game • Open Group is for all players • Intermediate/Advanced Group is for those who prefer a more aggressive game New players are encouraged to come down during one of the “Non-Competitive” hours to learn basic rules and to get a feel for the sport. Members always have a paddle to share before new players decide to commit to a game they will definitely fall in love with. A free, private lesson is offered by Ron Wilks, 623/266-9858 If you’re looking to be a part of the fastest growing sport in the nation, Pickleball is the right choice. This life-long sport is a fun and easy way to learn with a variety of play options available for everyone at any skill level. Making friends with your neighbors is an added bonus!


Q: What do you serve, but not eat? A: A Tennis Ball ooking to play tennis with new friends, join the Tennis Club of Estrella. I was playing tennis the other night. Thinking to myself, I wonder who came up with the idea of tennis? Well in the 12th century, French monks played a game called ‘ Jeu de paumme’ (palm game). They hit the ball originally with their hand. Eventually adapted to a leather glove, then a racquet. The Tennis Club of Estrella plays with a racquet, not our hands. Our club comprises of a diverse group of individuals. There is a match-up for every level, from beginner to professional. The club plays year round. The Tennis Club is here to have fun, socialize and get some exercise. The website to join all of this fun is It’s free to join, or stop by Bougainvillea (Montecito) Park on any Wednesday around 6pm and we will be playing. We do play other days, depending on when people want to get together. If you are looking to get back into the swing of things or want to learn how to play tennis, contact the Estrella Tennis Club administrators Tom Workman (tlworkman98@hotmail. com) and Dale Behm ( Join now and experience the taste of serving while having some fun, and getting to know new members of your community.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Winner

Paddy’s Pigs Submitted by Estrella Resident Winnie Payne


Meatballs 1/2 lb. ham (chopped) 3/4 lb. ground sausage 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 egg 1/2 cup milk Sauce 1 cup brown sugar 1 Tbs. dry mustard 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup water

Directions Mix ham, sausage, and bread crumbs. Add 1 beaten egg and milk. Form into teaspoon size meatballs. Place close but not touching on a low sided baking sheet. Pour 1/3 sauce over meatballs and bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes. Turn meatballs every 15 minutes, adding sauce as needed. A sweet crust will form on the meatballs. Serve hot in a chaffing dish with reserved sauce. Recipe is easily doubled.

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Estrella Trailblazers


By EstrellaTrailblazers Hiking Group

he Estrella Trailblazers hiking group has a passion for hiking the hills of our beautiful Sonoran Desert. We are a fun group of avid adventurous men and women hikers of all levels always ready to hit the trials. We love to hike our amazing F. I. N. S. Trails right here in our very own community back yard with wonderful views overlooking the Estrella community, Rainbow Valley, Buckeye and the wonderful 360* spectacular views. We also like to venture out and explore the beauty of the surrounding mountain trails both near and far. From the Estrella Mountain Regional Park, White Tanks to Vulture Peak Saddle in Wickenburg, AZ we enjoy the awesome, breathtaking views from the mountain tops and embrace the splendor of nature. So lace up those boots, grab some hydration, sunscreen, a hat and come out to trek with us as we explore and enjoy the ambiance of our beautiful desert! Our hiking schedule is as follows: the F.I.N.S. Trail off of Westar Dr. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. for the cooler months. As the weather warms up the times will change accordingly. Saturday hikes are also planned as we hike other trails of the group’s interest. For more information please contact Mary Hartsfield at


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BYOD: What You & Your Child Need to Know


by Dr. Leslie Standerfer, Principal

couple of years ago, Estrella Foothills High School (and the entire Buckeye Union High School District) implemented a BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) program where students are allowed to bring their own electronic devices to campus to be used for educational purposes. As part of this initiative, students and parents sign an agreement that outlines appropriate use of technology. The BYOD program has opened up many opportunities to engage students in learning as teachers ask questions and students use devices to quickly discover answers, as online polling apps allow students to vote on things and see answers instantaneously, as students design webpages and figure out how easy it is to obtain and communicate information in the digital age, and so on. And, these opportunities are allowing students to learn to use technology as a tool for being productive in school – which will hopefully transfer to work and their everyday lives. With all the exciting things I see as technology is used in classrooms, I also worry that students sign the agreement without truly reading or understanding some of the guidelines provided that are intended to keep themselves and other students safe. And, I worry that parents trust that filters we have on the network provide foolproof protection from all inappropriate matter on the internet – which no filtering system can do. So, here are a few of the things, informed by the agreement, that I fear young people do without realizing the harm that can be done to themselves and others.


Security I fear that students share passwords and personal information too readily. They answer questions about themselves and check-in with their location frequently. By following our youth online, too much can be learned about their whereabouts and their activities. Digital Footprint I fear that students don’t realize the lasting impact on their futures what they post online can have. The opinions they give, the profanity they use, the derogatory things they say about others, the pictures of things such as underage drinking or violence they post are often accessed by college recruiters, future employers, and just about anyone who wants to know something about them. Impact on Others I fear that students are braver behind the device and say things they wouldn’t say face-to-face. I also fear that they forget that when they say things about other people, those people are real and the pain it causes has a lasting impact on the one who is hurt. Credibility I fear that students do not question what they read online for validity. They take things at face value and base decisions they make on false information. As powerful as technology is, and as much as we all can’t live without it, I feel we need to be educating our children and youth how to use it safely and monitoring them as they use it.

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Registration for 2014-2015 School Year Begins by Estrella Resident Jennifer Barber


egistration has begun for the 2014-2015 school year at Estrella Mountain Preschool. The preschool provides a Christcentered preschool education for children ages 3-5. Located on the Estrella Mountain Church campus, the school provides a loving, creative nurturing environment where God’s children can grow through experience, exploration, interaction and guidance.  The following classes will be provided for the next school year:  Estrella Mountain Preschool is located at 10485 S. Estrella Parkway, across from the Information Center and just north of the Public Safety Complex. Preschool

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Coffee With a Cop By Lisa Kutis, PIO, City of Goodyear Police Department


ou’re invited to join Officers Webster and Nottingham for Coffee with a Cop, a quarterly event hosted at different locations around the City of Goodyear. Residents are invited to enjoy free coffee and to meet with police officers and neighbors to share ideas, ask questions, and learn how to keep family and homes safe from crime. Residents are the greatest resource in keeping neighborhoods safe and homes secure. Coffee with a Cop is a great opportunity for citizens to meet with officers in an informal setting and talk about concerns. Come any time between 8-10AM, enjoy a cup of coffee provided by our host and meet your local police officers. (Breakfast items available for purchase)

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Library Expands with New Business Incubator Space


By City of Goodyear

t doesn’t seem that long ago when the city of Goodyear conducted a citizen survey to see what our residents would like to see the most in the city.

The year was 2009, and the number one answer? A new library with more space and expanded services. Fast forward to 2014. That dream has become a reality and we celebrated the opening in grand fashion on Feb. 28 in the new Goodyear Branch of the Maricopa County Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-101. Numerous county and ASU officials as well as city leaders that partnered on the project were present at the ribbon cutting ceremony and spoke about the facility and the expansion of ASU’s Alexandria Networking space in Goodyear – The Innovationhub@GoodyearAZ. The incubator, or co-working space, is a free resource where entrepreneurs and local business owners can meet for research and discuss ideas. Visitors also can have access to ASU’s database of 3,000 “mentors” offering advice for specific businesses. It is the first such space in the West Valley. As libraries advance into the digital age and less people have come into the library in recent times, they are returning to their roots as places where

people can meet. The Alexandria Network is derived from a centuries-old concept originating in Egypt in Third Century B.C. when libraries also were used for meeting places. Overall, the library was a $1.1 million project housing the 9,600-square-foot facility. It features more than 5,000 books, eight computer stations for public use, DVDs, reading programs for children, and a multipurpose room, upgrading our city services and enhancing our quality of life. The library also features a kiosk from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to print documents. The Innovationhub@GoodyearAZ comes just in time for innovators as the F-35 II Fighter-pilot jet training program is starting up at Luke Air Force Base and scheduled to be unveiled at Luke on March 14. Those looking to start support businesses for the F-35 program or those looking to brainstorm with others or simply tap into the resources can come to the Goodyear library. All of this happened thanks to a regional partnership and teamwork between the city of Goodyear, the Maricopa County Library District, and Arizona State University’s SkySong Business Center. The Goodyear Branch of the Maricopa County Library is bigger and better, no doubt. To say we’re excited would be an understatement. As the city of Goodyear has continued to grow, we outgrew the 1,800-squarefoot space in its former location at 250 N. Litchfield Road. Now, we’re in a bigger and better space with more services, thanks to you.


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Upcoming Events April 2014 Story Time at Starpointe

Trivia Night

Spring has come to Bugland. The Bugs all shout and cheer. Hippity hip hooray! The Sunshine Bug is shining and the Spelling Bees are buzzing as David A. Carter’s hilarious “Bugs” characters prepare to celebrate spring’s arrival. Busy Bug loves spring most of all, but he won’t be ready to go to the party until he finds his friend Bitsy Bee. Wherever could she be? Make your own bug friend to take home. This is a FREE event- no advance sign up required. Hope to see you all there!

We had 22 teams for last month’s Trivia night. It is sure to be a night filled with laughter. Get your 4-person team together and show off your knowledge at this month’s Live Trivia Night. Do you have what it takes to beat the March champions, Norman Invasion Plus 2? Come out and challenge your neighbors with three rounds that include general knowledge, history, geography and entertainment. Papa John’s Pizza, salad, water, and soda will be provided. Due to space we are limited to 22 teams so please sign up early!

First Thursday of every month - FREE April 3rd, 10:30am – 11:30am

Estrella Coffee Social

Lakeside Farmers Market - Last One!

Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast while getting to know your neighbors at the weekly Estrella Coffee Social. As with all Starpointe events, you are required to pay before entering. If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event, please sign up under The Volunteer Spot at

The Farmers Market is held on the Westside of the Starpointe Residents Club from 10am to 2pm. Stroll along the lakeside and shop our vendors that will offer locally Grown Micro Greens; Fresh Certified Organic Fruits & Vegetables; Artisan Breads, Pastries, Cakes & Pies; Pastas; Salsas; Queen Creek Olive Mill; Plus; Unique Handcrafted & Specialty Gifts. This will be the last Farmers Market until Fall, so check it out!

Every Friday 8:30am – 10:00am $3 per Adult and $2 for Children


Monday, April 14th, 6:30pm $5 in Advance - $8 Day of Event

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Saturday, April 19th, 10:00am to 2:00pm Starpointe Residents Club

BINGO Potluck Style

Thursday, April 17th, 6pm Potluck, 6:30pm Games Begin $5 per card for 10 rounds (add’l cards $5)

Friday, April 25th, 6-8pm $10 advance purchase per adult $5 for children up to age 12 Guest fees apply Deadline to purchase tickets: Wed., April 23rd at 4pm

Grab your grass skirt and head over to the Yacht Club! We will be featuring the Halau Pili Hana, full Polynesian review of dancers and musicians. This Polynesian review consists of artists performing dances from Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti. Chef Decota and the Estrella Foothills Culinary Department will be whipping up some island cuisine you won’t want to miss. The menu includes Citrus Ginger BBQ Chicken, Honey Mustard Cole Slaw and Pineapple upside down cheesecake. Water will be available with dinner, but you are welcome to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy with your meal. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket to this outdoor event to guarantee seating. Tickets for this event are a first come, first serve basis. Minimum 75; maximum 200.

Photo by Graham Paul

Looking for a fun evening with fellow residents, potluck dinner, and a chance to win big bucks? B.I.N.G.O!! Starpointe will be hosting monthly Bingo Night “potluck” style. Bring your favorite dish to share and water, soda, and coffee will be provided. You must be 21 to play and win. The PreSchooners Club will be open for your children to enjoy during the games. See you there!

Yacht Club Social Luau

Save the Date Estrella Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 12th, 8am-12pm Wristbands $5 per resident in advance $8 starting Monday, April 7th Guest fees apply - Adults are FREE

It is time for our Annual Estrella Eggstravaganza! This is an event you don’t want to miss. There will be egg hunts for all ages, a climbing wall, train rides, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more. If your business would like to be involved in this amazing community event, we’re accepting sponsor/vendor applications now. Please contact for more information. Please see Page 28 for a list of our wonderful sponsors who help make the Eggstravaganza possible. Thank you!

Estrella Semi Annual Garage Sale Saturday, May 3rd , 7am-2pm Deadline is April 4th at 4pm

Registration is only $5. This event is sponsored in part by Camille Traschel-Smith with Welcome Home Realty. The community map is created and donated by Welcome Home Realty. Retrieve your application on, Starpointe or HOA front desks.

New Resident Orientation Tuesday, May 13th, 6:00pm

We welcome all new residents to our quarterly New Resident Orientation. The evening agenda is sure to solidify why you chose Estrella as your community. Light refreshments will be served and your RSVP is required to hold a spot for you and your family. You may RSVP online at and click. For your convenience the PreSchooner Club will be open for our younger Estrella residents potty trained to age 9 free of charge. Come out and meet your neighbors.


starpointe Estrella Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 12th 8am-12pm graciously sponsored by these businesses

$250 Chick Sponsors


$1000 Easter Bunny Sponsor



Direct: 480-327-0050 Office: 480-940-1201

$100 Jelly Bean Sponsors - Verizon Premium Retailer 623.386.0835 Phoenix Children’s Academy 602.396.5990 Scentsy 323.807.7633



$35 Egg Sponsors Creative Arts Academy


Estrella Business Networking Group

OncEver Jewelry and Gifts

Kona Ice West Valley

Vianey Cabrales Origami Owl Independent Designer

The Hot Dog Stand AZ

West USA Realty

Photo by Shirley Robertson

CALENDAR April 2014 Sun











8am Estrella Business Group 1pm Sisters in Stitches 7pm Estrella Economy Investment Group

9:30am Playgroup 1pm Weekly Poker 1pm Ladies of the Lake 5pm Budget/Finance Committee Meeting 6pm Bridge

9am Crafts & Stuff 10am Landscape Committee Meeting 10:30am Story Time 5pm Communications Committee Meeting 6pm Games, Games, Games 6:30pm Bridge Instruction 7pm Photo Group

8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge







1pm Bridge 1pm Poker 6pm Weight Watchers

7pm Heartbeat of Estrella

10am Estrella Book Club 1pm Weekly Poker 6pm Bridge 6:30pm Voting Member Meeting

9am Crafts & Stuff 6pm Games, Games, Games 6:30pm Bridge Instruction

8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge

8am Eggstravaganza 9am Car Club 10am VIT 11am Travel Club Noon FREE Sailing Classes








11am Motorcycle Group

1pm Bridge 6pm Weight Watchers 6:30pm Trivia

1pm Sisters in Stitches

9:30am Playgroup 1pm Weekly Poker 5:30pm City of Goodyear Meeting 6pm Bridge 7pm Photo Club

9am Crafts & Stuff 6pm Games, Games, Games 6pm BINGO 6pm AEFP 6:30pm Bridge Instruction

8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge

10am Farmers Market








1pm Bridge 1pm Poker 5pm Social Committee Meeting 6pm Weight Watchers

6:30 Board of Directors Meeting

6pm Bridge 9:30am Playgroup 1pm Poker 6:30pm Republican Group

1pm Quiddler 6pm Games, Games, Games 6:30pm Bridge Instruction

8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge 6pm Yacht Club Social




Starpointe Residents Club 17665 W. Elliot Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 623.386.1949



1pm Bridge 6pm Weight Watchers 6pm BUNCO


9:30am Playgroup 1pm Poker 6pm Bridge



Club Starpointe Residents Club


Thursday Monday – Thursday Starpointe Residents Club Friday Friday 17665 W Elliot Rd. Saturday Saturday Operating Hours: Sunday Sunday Monday – Thursday

5:00am – 9:00pm 623.386.1949 5:00am – 8:00pm 7:00pm 8:00am – 6:00pm 7:00pm 10:00am 6:00pm 5:00am ––9:00pm

17665 W Elliot Rd. >>> NumberS To KNoW Hours: Operating Hours:


5:00am – 8:00pm

Youth Club 623.386.1949 Saturday 8:00am – 7:00pm Operating Hours: Sunday Mon-Thurs 2:00-6:00pm Fri - Sun Youth Club Youth Club 1:00-6:00pm

10:00am – 7:00pm

623.386.1949 623.386.1949 Operating Operating Hours: Hours: Yacht Club 2:00-6:00pm 623.386.3411 Mon-Fri 3:00–6:00pm Mon-Thurs Fri-Sun 9am - Dusk Sat-Sun 1:00–6:00pm Fri - Sun 1:00-6:00pm Yacht Club 623.386.3411 Club 623.386.3411 COMMUNITY PATROL 602.329.0462 Fri-Sun 9am -- Dusk Fri-Sun 9am Dusk


602.329.0462 602.329.0462

Community Patrol Lead Edward Aboyta

HOA CONTACT 623.386.1112 Community Services 623.386.1112 Hours 800.274.3165 After Hours 800.274.3165 FAX 623.386.5788 FAX 623.386.5788 HOA CONTACT Office Hours: Community Services 623.386.1112 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm After Hours 800.274.3165 FAX Capital Consultants Management Office Hours: Corp. (CCMC) Management Corp. (CCMC) Monday – Friday

480.921.7500 8:00am – 5:00pm

Capital Consultants Management Corp. (CCMC)


Todd Norman, Community Edward Abeyta, Community Patrol Lead Patrol Greg Higgins, Community Community Patrol Lead Patrol Edward Aboyta Shelby Boydston Doug Bradwin Community Patrol Todd Norman, Greg Higgins, Community Patrol


GOVERNMENT Control Animal Control 602.506.7387 Hall 623.932.3910 City Hall 623.932.3910 Compliance Code Compliance 623.882.7815 GOVERNMENT Department Finance Department 623.932.3015 Animal Control 602.506.7387 Yuma) 623.882.9143 Post Office (Estrella Pkwy & Yuma) City Hall 623.932.3910 Relations Public Relations 623.882.7820 Code Compliance 623.882.7815 Works 623.932.3010 Public Works 623.932.3010 Finance Department 623.932.3015 Dept. Pkwy & Yuma) 602.942.3000 State Wildlife Dept. Post Office (Estrella 623.882.9143 Public Relations FIRE MEDICAL / FIRE Public Works Emergencies State Wildlife Dept. Non-Emergency Police Non-Emergency Non-Emergency Fire Department MEDICAL / FIRENon-Emergency Center Poison Control Center Emergencies Hospital West Hospital PoliceValley Non-Emergency Fire Department Non-Emergency MISCELLANEOUS Poison Control Center Estrella Golf of Hospital Estrella WestClub Valley Grill Players Grill Cafe’ Starpointe Cafe’ MISCELLANEOUS Market Elliot Market Golf Club of Estrella

623.882.7820 623.932.3010 911 602.942.3000 623.932.1220 623.932.2300 800.222.1222 911 623.882.1500 623.932.1220 623.932.2300 800.222.1222 623.386.2600 623.882.1500 623.386.2600 623.986.8662 623.386.2111 623.386.2600

Players Grill 623.386.2600 RELIGIOUS SERVICES Starpointe Cafe’ 623.986.8662 Church Estrella Mountain Church 623.386.0300 Elliot Market 623.386.2111 Estrella Foothills Community Church 602.363.7857 Church 602.363.7857 RELIGIOUS SERVICES SCHOOLS Estrella Mountain Church 623.386.0300 Estrella Elementary 623.327.2820 Elementary Estrella Foothills Community Church 623.327.2820 602.363.7857 Westar Elementary Elementary 623.327.2840 623.327.2840 Estrella Foothills H.S. or 623.327.2470 H.S. 623.327.2400 623.327.2470 SCHOOLS

Estrella Elementary 623.327.2820 UTILITIES Westar Elementary 623.327.2840 APS 602.371.7171 APS 602.371.7171 Estrella Foothills H.S. 623.327.2400 or 623.327.2470 Southwest Gas Company 602.861.1999 Company City of Goodyear – UTILITIES Water, Sewer & Trash 623.932.3010 Trash APS 602.371.7171 Southwest Gas Company 602.861.1999 New Home & Custom Lot New Home & Custom Lot City of Goodyear – Information 623.386.1000 Information 623.386.1000 Water, Sewer & Trash 623.932.3010

New Home & Custom Lottrainers >>> STARPOINTE INSTruCTorS, Personal perSoNAl TrAINerS STArpoINTe GROUPS, GroupS, INSTRUCTORS, Information 623.386.1000 Kim Play Group Susan SusanMiller Miller *BobHopkins Jankowski GROUPS GROUPS >>> INSTruCTorS, perSoNAl TrAINerS STArpoINTe Poker GroupS, Al Wolfson / 602.206.8580 Ages 0-preschool. Bring toys to share with Book Club Cardio Ball Zumba/Drums Zumba/DrumsAlive Alive Abs & Splash/Power Back Nina Nina Adair Adair // 623.810.3494 623.810.3494 Bridge Bridge GROUPS Carl Murray Cutten//623.237.3312 BookDeierling Club Bunco Bunco Nina Adair / 623.810.3494 Betti Guenther Betty Guenther//623.242.7877 623.242.7877 Bridge Car Club Car Carl Club Deierling / 623.237.3312 Rick Kitchens Bunco Rick Kitchens // 623.932.1246 623.932.1246 Crafts & Betti Guenther Crafts & Stuff Stuff / 623.242.7877 Nancy Kramer / 623.393.9255 Car Club Nancy Kramer / 623.393.9255 Estrella Business Group Rick Kitchens / 623.932.1246 Estrella Business Group Debbie Crafts &Hudson Stuff // 623.225.9560 Debbie Hudson 623.225.9560 Estrella Conservative Republican Club Nancy Kramer / 623.393.9255 Estrella Conservative Republican Club Dick Newcomer / Estrella Business Group Dick Newcomer / Estrella Economy and Debbie Hudson / 623.225.9560 Estrella Economy and Investment Group Republican Club Estrella Conservative Investment Group Kevin Jordan / /602.909.5247 Dick Newcomer Kevin Jordan / 602.909.5247 Estrella Motorcycle Riding Group Estrella Motorcycle Economy and Estrella Riding Group John Marsland / 623.606.0030 Investment Group John Marsland / 623.606.0030 Frugal Living in Estrella Kevin Jordan / in 602.909.5247 Frugal Living Estrella Kelly Maza / 407.721.0528 Estrella Motorcycle Riding Group Kelly Maza / 407.721.0528 John Marsland / 623.606.0030 Hiking Group Ladies of the Lake Frugal Living in Estrella Mary Hartsfield / 623.377.1029 Ann KellyBillieu Maza 623.386.4754 / 407.721.0528 Photo Club Ladies of the Lake Alice Slack / 623.327.0240 Ladies of the Lake Ann Billieu 623.386.4754 Pickleball Ann Billieu 623.386.4754 Photo Club Ron Wilks / 623.266.9858 Photo Club Alice Slack Play Alice Group Slack // 623.327.0240 623.327.0240 Pickleball Ages 0-preschool. Bring toys to share with Pickleball the Schmus / 614.915.6168 Ron Wilks Rongroup. Wilks /Jen / 623.266.9858 623.266.9858

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Quiddler the group. Jen Schmus / 614.915.6168 Sonya Poker Steiner / 623.363.5498 or Al Wolfson / 602.206.8580 Texas Hold’em Poker Quiddler Quiddler Ryan Cross / 408.605.6860 Sonya Steiner 623.363.5498 Sonya Steiner // 623.363.5498 or or Travel Club Texas Hold’em Poker Texas Hold’em Poker Judy 623.327.9730 Ryan Gaede Cross // 408.605.6860 Ryan Cross / 408.605.6860 Travel Club INSTRUCTORS/ Travel Club / 623.327.9730 Judy Gaede PERSONAL TRAINERS Judy Gaede / 623.327.9730 Jenette Bennett

INSTRUCTORS/ Level 1 Crossfit Trainer PERSONAL TRAINERS 602.633.5704 INSTRUCTORS/ Jenette Bennett jenettebennett@ PERSONAL TRAINERS Level 1 Bennett Crossfit Trainer Jenette Level 1 Crossfit Trainer 602.633.5704 602.633.5704 jenettebennett@ *Shawn Forzetting 805.704.0153 *Shawn Forzetting *Shawn Forzetting Rick Harris 805.704.0153 805.704.0153 Kickboxing 623.398.7161 / RickHarris Harris Rick Kickboxing Kickboxing Kim Hopkins 623.398.7161 / 623.398.7161 / Cardio Splash/Power Ball

623.386.5031 / Kim Hopkins Cardio Splash/Power Ball SEPTEMBER LIFE IN ESTRELLA APRIL 2014 |2013 LIFE| IN ESTRELLA 623.386.5031 / Play Group Ages 0-preschool. Bring toys to share with the group. Jen Schmus / 614.915.6168

623.386.5031 623.236.9584/ / 860.302.4337

*Bob Jankowski *Bob Abs &Jankowski Back 623.236.9584 / 860.302.4337 623.236.9584 / 860.302.4337 Linda Jojola Yoga/Step and Pump 623.386.0270 Linda Jojola Linda Jojola Yoga/Step and Pump Yoga/Step and Pump 623.386.0270 623.386.0270 Matthew Johnson Performance Enhancement

Matthew Johnson & Corrective Exercise Specialist Performance Enhancement Matthew Johnson 623.238.9643 & Corrective Exercise Specialist Performance Enhancement 623.238.9643 & Corrective Exercise Specialist

623.238.9643 Michael Jorgensen Jazzercise Michael Jorgensen Jazzercise 201.320.3646 Michael Jorgensen 201.320.3646 Jazzercise 201.320.3646 Michal Kempton

Michal Kempton Pilates Pilates 602.460.8283 602.460.8283 Michal Kempton

Pilates 602.460.8283

623.561.5309 623.561.5309 Susan Miller

Zumba/Drums Alive

Linda Purdy 623.561.5309 Linda Purdy Ballet I/II/Pointe Ballet I/II/Pointe 623.386.7303/602.421.7183 623.386.7303/602.421.7183

Linda Purdy

Ballet I/II/Pointe *Tracy Stone 623.386.7303/602.421.7183 NATA Certified Tracy Stone Athletic Trainer 707.834.7752 NATA Certified Athletic Trainer 707.834.7752 Tracy Stone

*Dawn Terry NATA Certified Athletic Trainer Core Galore 707.834.7752 *Dawn Terry Total Body Conditioning Core Galore 623.853.5357 Total Body Conditioning

*Dawn Terry 623.853.5357

Core Galore *Connie Jo Thomason Personal Trainer Total Body Conditioning 623.386.1087 623.853.5357 *Connie Jo Thomason Personal Trainer 623.386.1087 *Connie Jo Thomason Personal Trainer *Also a Personal Trainer 623.386.1087

*Also a Personal Trainer

*Also a Personal Trainer

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With 150+ Estrella resident participants, I am happy to sponsor this event!

I create and print the directional maps for the garage sales. I will be distributing these maps 6:30-9:30 am Saturday, May SPONSOR 3rd at the Starpointe Resident’s Club! Please stop by and say hello!

▪ Estrella Resident since 2006! ▪ Experienced! Educated! Dedicated! ▪ Estrella Business Group Member! ▪ Full-Time Real Estate Professional since 2005!


Welcome Home Realty: 2920 N Litchfield Rd #100 Goodyear, AZ 85395


APRIL 2014


Photo credit: T. Marie Photography

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: KIM DOUD A transplant from Southern California, Kim Doud (pictured far left) has been an Estrella resident for the past 14 years. When initially looking for a new home, it was important for Doud to be as close to water as possible in the Arizona desert and still enjoy nearby hiking and mountain biking. When he first saw Estrella with its lakes, fountains and yacht club all nestled in the Estrella Mountain foothills he knew he had found home.

You may have seen Doud around the community, pouring his efforts – and likely some blood and sweat along the way – into building and maintaining Estrella’s impressive trails system. Doud first got involved with Estrella’s Trails Committee as a way to help residents truly enjoy the beauty of the area “without a motor” through extensive foot and bike paths. The Trails Committee is a volunteer group of residents which plans and builds the trails as a service to enhance their community. The committee works to ensure the trails meet regulation standards and its members physically install the trails themselves using rakes, pick-axes, pry-bars and shovels to clear pathways entirely by hand! Recently the committee was able to open the Topo Trail which connects to an access point into Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Entrance requires a park pass or $2 with a receipt given at a deposit post affectionately called an Iron Ranger. Currently the committee is working to design and build an approved system of new trails east of Estrella Parkway. The project, Up Trails, will work to eliminate unapproved/unsustainable trails in the area. Anyone interested in joining Kim on the Trails Committee can email him at for more information. “People say to me, ‘You live almost 10 miles south of the freeway up in the foothills?!’ And I respond by saying, yep, and every time I drive up the parkway and see the lake, I relax – exhale – and acknowledge to myself that it’s good to be home!”


On March 29, T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes hosted a grand opening for its highly anticipated neighborhood, Golf Canyon at Estrella. The event marked the official opening of four new models and featured plenty of family friendly activities

including a bounce-house and catered BBQ. The builder offers 15 stunning new home designs with homes ranging in size from approximately 2,100 - 3,800 square-feet and both 60 and 80 foot lots. Additional lifestyle amenities, such as guest suite options, innovative design and FlexSpace provide the buyer with the opportunity to customize plans to build their dream home. All homes are energy efficient and qualified for Energy Star Version 3 and 5 Star + HERS Index Ratings. Starting prices range from the high $200s in the Enclave collection and up to the mid $400s in the Reserve collection. If you haven’t had the opportunity to tour the new homes, please do so - you won’t be disappointed. For more information visit the “Homefinder” page on, or call them directly at 480-768-4995.



We invite you to discover Estrella – featuring 72-acres of lakes; the Starpointe Residents Club; 18-hole championship golf course; two K-8 schools and one high school; parks, trails and open space; a collection of distinctive builders and spectacular custom homesites. Brokers welcome.*


(623) 386-1000 (623) 386-1949 (623) 386-3411 (623) 386-2600


AV HOMES • ROSEWOOD HOMES • T.W. LEWIS by DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES • WILLIAM RYAN HOMES NNP III – Estrella Mountain Ranch, LLC is the owner/creator of the Estrella Community and has limited responsibility to persons buying directly from them only to the development of certain infrastructure improvements. Homebuilders (“Builders”), unaffiliated with Owner or its affiliates (collectively, “Owner Companies”), are building homes in the Community. Owner Companies are not co-developing, co-building or a partner or joint venturer with such Builders. Owner Companies are in no way responsible for any obligations or representations of any of the Builders to third parties and/or home buyers, and Owner Companies shall incur no liability whatsoever nor have any obligations or liability to any home buyer regarding a home purchase from a Builder. Buyers of homes from any of the Builders waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all rights, claims, causes of action and other rights whatsoever against Owner Companies arising out of their purchase transaction with the Builders. Newland Communities solely acts as the property manager for the Community. The California Public Employees Retirement System (“CalPERS”) has an indirect interest in one of the members in Owner. Newland Communities and CalPERS are not a guarantor or party to any agreement and shall have no liability to the development or selling of homes or responsibility for any claims, issues. A complete list of disclaimer can be found at Certain properties may be registered with HUD, or may have registered components in the future as required pursuant to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. If such registration occurs, obtain the HUD Property Report, or its equivalent, required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. No guarantee can be made that development will proceed as described. THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE HAS NOT QUALIFIED, INSPECTED, OR EXAMINED THIS OFFERING. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in Estrella to residents of Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Oregon, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. • Prices, specifications, details and availability of Builder’s homes are subject to change without notice. All square footage is approximate. 2014 © Estrella. All rights reserved. Estrella is a trademark of NNP III-Estrella Mountain Ranch, LLC, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission.

Life in Estrella - April 2014  

Life in Estrella Magazine is the official publication of Estrella Mountain Ranch, located in Goodyear, AZ.