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What’s Inside

July 2013 ASSOCIATION

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Manager’s Message: Upcoming Town Hall Meeting Yard Appreciation - July 2103 Facilities: Estrella Turf Conditions Starpointe Maintenance Update Committee Focus: 1st Bi-Annual Survey A Success Candidates Sought for Villages Board July Meetings Extras: New Resident Orientation Extras: Everyone Has A Story to Tell

Golf club 10

Tee Time: Not the Same Old Players Grill

developer 12

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Developer’s Corner: Medical Center Opens in Estrella

LANDSCAPING 14

Snippets: Weathering the Summer Storms

Community

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Estrella’s Scrapbook Car Club: Estrella Mountain Car Club Takes the Road Travel Club: A Cool Getaway for Valley Residents Photo Group ‘Shoots’ Estrella Photography In Estrella The Estrella Book Club Tasty Treats: Very Berry Summer Cobbler Celebrating Estrella: What Are YOU Doing this Summer?

SCHOOL bell 24

CITY 25 25

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School Bell: Summertime is Here

City of Goodyear: Step Up Estrella Residents Police Beat: Kids Are Not Waterproof

starpointe 26

Residents Club: Upcoming Events, July 2013

calendar 29

July 2013 Calendar

RESOURCES 30

Numbers to Know Starpointe Groups / Instructors / Personal Trainers

Life In Estrella Magazine is the official community magazine of Estrella, brought to you by the Estrella Joint Committee (EJC). It is published monthly by Lion Tree Communications. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photographs or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Trademarks, logos and content provided by advertisers, sponsors and partners are owned by the respective companies and all rights are reserved by them. The views, statements, and claims of advertisers or other contributors do not necessarily represent those of the publisher, the EJC or its employees. Printed in the USA. ©2013 Life In Estrella Magazine. All rights reserved. Please recycle.

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Association

>>> MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting By Lisa Lundskow, Community Manager

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strella is growing by leaps and bounds. New model homes are opening in the community and new businesses are moving into the area. With growth comes exciting changes that the community needs to be informed about. In Estrella we are lucky enough to have multiple ways to get information out to you including this great magazine, Eblasts, www.lifeinestrella.com, TV monitors and informative public meetings. One of these informational meetings is our quarterly Town Hall meeting. We partner with a variety of organizations to raise awareness in the community about important changes and exciting new developments. The next Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday July 23rd at 6:30pm. This meeting will provide a venue for community updates for Estrella and the surrounding neighborhood. Newland Communities will provide a developer update. Newland will be discussing the growth in Estrella, new builders, and provide us a vision of the future of Estrella. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), has

also been invited to give us an update on the 303 expansion. This expansion is leading to some significant changes in the west valley by making it possible to bring more large businesses into the area and increasing employment options for residents. We look forward to your participation at the Town Hall Meeting and ask that you RSVP to Shirley Robertson at srobertson@ccmcnet. com to assure that we have enough seating for all attending.

Yard Appreciation - July 2013

17721 Desert View Lane

17897 Desert View Lane

18644 W Western Star

18655 W Capistrano Ave

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>>> FACILITIES

Estrella Turf Conditions By Todd Wuellner, Facilities Manager

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he irrigation pump station located on the Southwest corner of the North Lake delivers water to the entire community. This pump station is responsible for watering all turf and plants throughout Estrella. Unfortunately, it has been working inconsistently since the middle of February. Over the last few months the largest motor/pump, the clay valves that regulate the water being sent out to the community, and the flow meter have all been down, repaired, and/or replaced. Each element is crucial, and when inoperable only allows unpredictable amounts of water to be pumped out. You have probably seen the turf area irrigation running during the day. This is being done to spread out the demand on the pump station to hopefully get more reliable water out.

While Management has made every attempt to repair the pump station and provide sufficient water to the turf and plants, the turf in the community has still struggled. Please be patient as we continually strive to repair all the issues. The expectation is that the pump station will be back to working 100% by the time this article is read. On a positive note, the pump station has been approved by the Board for replacement. Due to the antiquity of the pump station, and the ongoing required maintenance expenses, the Board has supported Management’s recommendation to replace the existing pump station. The current goal is to evaluate the existing irrigation system to determine the correct size of the new pump station. Once this analysis is performed, in the next four to six months, a pump

station will be chosen and installed. The timing of this would be perfect, allowing the replacement of the pump station to be during the cooler months when water demand is the lowest. Please stay in tune to EBLASTS, website and TV monitor updates, or attend an EJC Board of Directors meeting for the most recent status.

Starpointe Maintenance Update by Dan Castillo, Maintenance Coordinator

Lisa Lundskow, CAAM, PCAM Community Manager

Dean Westover, MBA Starpointe Club Director

Debbie Harper, CMCA, CAAM Operations Manager

Holly Aguilar Lifestyle Director

Todd Wuellner, MA, CPRP Facilities Director Jodi Matlock Design Review Coordinator/ Facilities Administrative Associate

Shirley Robertson Communications Coordinator

Tammy Campbell Recreation Coordinator

Amy Helms ECA & VCA Compliance Coordinator

Kevin Wells Maintenance Supervisor

Sharon Thunstedt Administrative Coordinator

Linda Rockhill Administrative Associate

Dan Castillo Starpointe Maintenance Coordinator

Jordan Ring Yacht Club Coordinator

In an effort to ensure the safety of all residents and guests who utilize the Starpointe Residents Club and WaterPark, the Club’s maintenance staff are continuously trained in all areas of operating Starpointe facility in a safe manner, while keeping Starpointe looking great. Recently our maintenance staff attended a pool training class to assist in maintaining proper pool chemicals, pool equipment, as well as emergency response training for any pool issues that could occur. Training requires a continuous hands on approach by discussing various scenarios that could occur and occasionally simulating and coaching the employees through equipment malfunctions.

Mary Ann Brungardt Starpointe Front Desk Lead

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

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Association >>> COMMITTEE FOCUS

First Bi-Annual Survey A Success! By The Communications Committee

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Candidates Sought for Villages Board By Debbie Harper, Operations Manager

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he Nominating Committee is seeking candidates wishing to serve on the Board. The Villages at Estrella Mountain Ranch Community Association (VCA) will be electing two residents to the Board of Directors in September. As a Board Member, you will be representing your community in a key leadership position. Although you may have prior experience serving on one or more boards in either the business world or non-profit organizations, there are certain aspects of community association governance which are quite unique.

Being a Board Member is a volunteer position. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of all common areas and any amenities located within your community. The primary job of the Board is to stay connected to and be representative of the entire community which they represent. The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Executive Sessions start at 5:30 PM and the Board meetings begin at 6:30 PM, typically lasting a couple hours.

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July Meetings Budget/Finance Committee Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:00 pm Communications Committee Thursday, July 11, 2013, 5:00 pm Landscape Committee Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 10:00 am Social Committee Monday, July 15, 2013, 5:00 pm Trails Committee Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 5:00 pm Voting Member Committee Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:30 pm Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 6:30 pm

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>>> EXTRAS

New Resident Orientation August 13

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ou are invited to attend Estrella’s New Resident Orientation on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6pm at Starpointe. If you are new to Estrella, we welcome you to attend this most informative event. It is sure to enlighten you about your Estrella community. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to communications@lifeinestrella.com or call Shirley Robertson at 623.386.1112. Note: This event fills up fast.

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Everyone Has A Story To Tell

Enjoy the Most Effective Local Message Delivery for Your Business, with Added Exposure on Estrella’s Official Community Website: www.LifeInEstrella.com.

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he Communications Committee is extremely interested in your story. As you may have noticed in the previous issues of Life In Estrella Magazine, articles have highlighted some of Estrella’s committees, groups, clubs and schools; just to name a few. We are working hard to continue to bring you information that will ‘whet your appetite’ as you learn more about your Estrella community. Your story is warranted for upcoming editions of Life In Estrella Magazine. Calling all: • Estrella Residents young and not so young (We really do want to hear from you.) • Committee members • Group/Club members • Class instructors • PTO or volunteers at our community schools • And anyone else that has a story to tell

Contact the Communications Committee and/or Shirley Robertson at communications@lifeinestrella.com for a feature article in an upcoming edition of Life In Estrella Magazine. Don’t be hesitant about your story, just give us call at 623.386.1112.

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GOLF CLUB >>>Tee time

Not the Same Old Players Grill By Brad Groll, Food & Beverage Manager

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ue to the culinary skills of Chef Dangerfield, our The Players Grill is open seven days a week for breakfast creative and affordable menu now served on Friday and lunch. You don’t even need to be playing golf to stop by and Saturday evenings consists of the highest quality and enjoy the spectacular views. Our lunch menu has a wide

and taste. Our consistent guests appreciate this improvement variety of delicious items including salad selections, Nathan and we encourage others to do the same. You will not be Hot Dogs, a Club Sandwich (which feeds two) and even disappointed!

Home made chips for nachos.

Reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating Our breezy patio with our fine misting system makes a very capacity. Listed is a sample of some of our fabulous entrees: comfortable and relaxed dining experience. As summer Chicken Scallopine - breast of chicken finished with our approaches, the Players Grill hours change starting in June, jalapeno Skyy Vodka sauce served over garlic herb angel Monday thru Thursday 10:00am – 3:00pm. Friday, Saturday pasta; Seared Beef Tenderloin Medallion topped with a fresh and Sunday 7:00am-5:00pm. For breakfast and lunch. Basil Cabernet Sauce; Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Pico de Dinner hours 5:00pm-8:00pm Friday and Saturday nights. Gallo and Key Lime Sauce. In addition to this unique fare, we also offer occasional specials such as BBQ Pork Ribs, Chicken and Shrimp to Hand Cut Beef Rib Eye. Our summer menu will have the addition of some lighter fare.

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We look forward to your dining experience with us here at The Players Grill.


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Developer >>> DEVELOPER’S CORNER

Medical Center Opens in Estrella Submitted by Newland Communities

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s Banner Health Center opens for business in Estrella, residents welcome the addition of medical services at Mountain Ranch Medical Commons with open arms.

Banner plans to grow the number and types of services offered at the health center based on input gathered from residents and the specific needs of the Estrella community. Operating under the Banner philosophy of ‘patient centered care,’ Banner Health Center is initially opening with a general practitioner and a pediatrician; the family physician, Dr. Steven Cox, is an Estrella resident and is dedicated to serving his community. Dr. Mark Pyle will be onsite to treat pediatric patients until this fall when Pediatrician Dr. Raj Patel arrives. The 13,500 square-foot Class A medical office facility houses 16 exam rooms, three of which are pediatric friendly, and features lab services and general imaging (X-ray) onsite. The center offers extended hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Student Ministries Jr & Sr High school

Estrella Mountain Church

Sun 5:45-8:15p

Awana: On Summer Break Summer Day Camp

More info at 623.476.5578 or emcaz.org

Sunday: 9 & 10:45a

Loving God Loving Others Making Disciples

Lego Camp

Register and info at www.play-well.org

Life Equipped Adult Bible Study Wednesday, 6:30 pm in Rm 203

Estrella Mountain Preschool

623.476.5578 empreschool.com

10485 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear, AZ 85338 623.386.0300 :: emcaz.org :: facebook.com/estrellachurch

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Banner Health accepts most major health insurance providers, and patients are encouraged to contact their insurer to confirm coverage prior to scheduling an appointment. Mountain Ranch Medical Commons is located at 9780 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear, AZ 85338. For appointments or additional information call: 623-474-8101.


LANDSCAPING >>> SNIPPETS

Weathering the Summer Storms By Jim Potts, Horticulturist

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f we are fortunate, the arrival of summer rains will materialize this month, bringing much relief to plants, animals and us. With increased wind and storms, check your tree staking and re-

adjust if necessary. Remember staking should only be a temporary solution to allow the tree to establish its root system. Tree staking should be done only when necessary and stakes should be removed after one or two growing seasons. Lightly prune native and desert-adapted trees to avoid breakage during the summer thunderstorms in July and August if needed. Do not prune excessively as this will expose the tree trunk to the sun causing it to sunburn. You may have noticed the rock mulch (granite and cobble) being installed in sections of your community, this is a multiyear project to refresh the entire community. Starting last year, your Landscape Committee, Management team and Four Peaks Landscape began working on a multiyear plan to replenish many of the Landscape assets in your community.

Priorities of where to begin were

established after many hours of discussion between the committee members, with a recommendation presented to Management.

The Granite project is projected to refresh all of the common area rock ground cover over the next 12 years. The 2013 phase of this rock enhancement

project

will refresh about 25% of Star Tower, all Grand Marquee Entrances, Bougainvillea Park, and Elliot Rd: from the Shell station west to the limits of Estrella. 2014 will bring new granite to as much of the priority areas as the annual budget allows and will continue for many years to come. The areas selected in order of priority are;

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Starpointe & Star Tower

Grand Marquee Entrances (completed in 2013)

Lakes/Parks (North and South)

Major Right of Ways including Entry Monuments

Elliot (to be completed in 2013)

Westar

Calistoga

Estrella Parkway

Golf Club Drive

Individual neighborhoods (excluding Marquee Entrances


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Community >>> ESTRELLA’S SCRAPBOOK sponsored by

Send Us Your Photos! If you have photos* of you and your family enjoying Estrella and all it has to offer and you’d like to see them in your official community magazine, send them via email to: LifeInEstrellaMagazine@Gmail.com. Be sure to include full names and what it is that you’re doing in the picture. *Photos must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) to be considered for print.

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Summer In Estrella Between the many community groups, classes and clubs, the fun and games at the StarSplash WaterPark, all the great activities at Starpointe Residents Club and large-scale community-wide special events, the summer months at Estrella are filled with exciting opportunities for families to enjoy life in Estrella!

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Community >>>CLUBS

Estrella Mountain Car Club Takes the Road By EMCC Members

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ave you ever seen a really cool car and wonder “who owns that?” Or perhaps you have seen an interesting auto driving around Estrella recently and wondered what it would be like to look inside, what it has under the hood or how many hours it took to get it into that condition? Let me introduce you to the EMCC (Estrella Mountain Car Club). Since our inception by three enthusiasts many years ago, the club has grown to more than 30 members who own more than 40 unique autos. Years and models range from current convertibles to exotic imports to restorations of early (and very early) hot rods. While our name starts with “Estrella” we have a few members who live down the hill. We are all focused on the same things: to have fun, contribute back to our community and promote an appreciation and enthusiasm for unique cars and trucks. Some of our recent 2013 activities include: • Participating in the Tale of Two Cities Parade. This is an event that supports both Avondale and Goodyear. • In March, we attended Estrella’s Eggstravaganza event. Perhaps you may have seen us there... • Several members also attended the Car Show at the Lutheran Unity Church to help raise funds to send kids to summer camp. • Most recently, there was a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall as it traveled through Buckeye.

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• Annually, the Club hosts a barbecue at South Lake which is typically one of our most attended events. Who would have thought “car people” like to eat? Our regular meetings are at Starpointe (9:00 am) on the Second Saturday of the month. After the June 8th meeting we were joined by our spouses and went to lunch at the Martin Automotive Museum. Generally speaking, we look for activities & events which will enable us to use our cars to benefit the community and/or educate the members on local attractions. As previously stated, our intention is to grow a greater presence and appreciation for “special vehicles.” With a successful (short) trip within the city behind us (this side of I-17) and no major car troubles to contend with, we are looking to create a schedule for our next adventures in the fall. Ideally, we will have a monthly “outing”. Since some of our cars are over 50 years old, they don’t do so well in the heat and altitudes. That’s another reason we take summers off. If you have a destination suggestion or somewhere that might be fun for a dozen (or so) old and unique cars to visit with their owners, please let us know! It must be a place that has food (nearby). Our group doesn’t travel anywhere on an empty stomach. As we are a “social group” and enjoy meeting new people, on the 4th Saturday we have an impromptu car show at Safeway (across the street from Starpointe) at 8:00 AM. We call this event CC&C (Cars, Coffee & Conversation). Stop by and visit. We love to talk about our cars!


Yes, we have several members that are from Canada. Because of that and the fact that most of us all have air conditioning in our homes, we typically forego our Saturday meetings in July and August. It gets a bit too warm to stand around in a parking lot for 3 hours on a Saturday morning. As such, if you miss us in June, please look for us to appear in September at Starpointe on the 2nd Saturday for our meeting and back at Safeway on the 4th Saturday of the month. You may see our flyers in local businesses or you can look for us on the www.LifeInEstrella.com website under “Groups”. We’re constantly looking to expand our membership, so if you have a special car (or just an interested in “car stuff”) please contact us or drop by a meeting.

Contact our club at: • President, Rick Kitchens: 623-932-1246 / r.kitchens@att.net • Vice President, Bob Farrell: 623-866-8135 / bobfarrell@aim.com • Activities Director, Ken Kiko: 623-256-5890 / kskiko@cox.net •Membership Director, Bob Snedaker: 623-203-9795 / bob@fairings-etc.com As of this magazine’s publication, our next event will be on Saturday, June 27th, (4th Saturday of the month) in the Safeway parking lot at 8a.m. Come join us for CC&C! We’d love to meet you.

Travel Club: A Cool Getaway for Valley Residents By Stewart Rein

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hen it gets hot in the Valley, those who can, look for mini vacations and one nearby spot is our neighboring state of New Mexico. Why not take a mini vacation and visit Albuquerque? Starting from Estrella, you can arrive in Flagstaff in less than three hours and in that time, you will go from about 950’ above sea level to almost 7,000’ above sea level. I find Flag to be a great place to stop for lunch and take a walk around the downtown streets visiting the art galleries and interesting shops. Then it’s back in the car for the 4-1/2 hour drive along I-40 to Albuquerque. If you have the time, you can stop to view Meteor Crater along the way. Once you enter New Mexico, the scenery becomes quite stunning and remains so all the way to Albuquerque. Also along the way is the Acoma Pueblo. Albuquerque sits at 5,000 ft above sea level and has a comfortable climate year round. It has accommodations at all price points. Restaurants of every kind are abundant in this city. Most people have heard of Old Town and I recommend allowing an hour or two to walk around, check out the shops, look at handiwork of the native craftspeople, and when open, visit San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church across the central square. I have enjoyed lunch at several of the restaurants in this quarter and make that a regular part of my visit. Albuquerque has a beautiful botanical garden, and within walking distance of Old Town are the city’s major museums. If you

want to exercise a bit, there are walking/biking paths along the Rio Grande River, known locally as the Paseo del Bosque. On the west side of the river, you should visit Petroglyph National Monument. There are several trails here that wind around one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs in the world. Finally, for the not so timid, there is the Sandia Peak Tramway that will take you high up in the mountains on the east side of town. From the top, you are literally getting a birds-eye view of the entire city and surrounding area. Finally, no trip to Albuquerque is complete without a drive along Albuquerque’s portion of Route 55. It cuts east and west through the entire city. There’s plenty of neon and old style motels, as well as the University of New Mexico and trendy and interesting neighborhoods and shops as well. If you are interested in joining the Travel Club, contact Judy Northrop at judymay13@yahoo.com or Judy Gaede at judygaede@cox.net or join our meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11am at Starpointe. The Estrella Travel Club…We are always on the go!

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Community >>>Clubs

Photo Group ‘Shoots’ Estrella Story and Photos by Dan Allsup

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f you’re interested in shooting but tend to shy away from weaponry, you may want to set your sights on the Estrella Photo Group. Founded in 2006, the semi-competitive group is made up of about 30 Estrella residents who share a common interest in digital photography. Their cameras--from $5,000 pro models to $300 point-and-shoots--are as varied as their respective skill levels, which range from advanced and very serious amateurs, to those just getting started. The group meets twice monthly. On the first Thursday of each month, members meet at the Starpointe Residents club to display their photos that best meet that month’s theme. In 2013, monthly themes include black and white, still life, graffiti, waterfalls, sports and saguaro cactus. At the completion of the Thursday meeting, members select the top photographs, which will be displayed at Oasis Bagels. All members’ photos also are displayed at the Estrella Family Breakfast/Coffee Social at Starpointe the following morning.

Star Tower at Dawn

Car with Cigarette

An education meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month. This is an opportunity for the less advanced shooters to learn a few tricks of the trade from the more experienced shutterbugs. Recent topics include sports photography, studio lighting and Photoshop techniques. In May, members had the opportunity to sharpen their portraiture skills while working with a live model.

“I joined the group because I wanted to hone my photography skills,” she said. “Photography is a wonderful art form because it lets you express yourself and share the world around you. And the friendly competition pushes me to put out a better final product every month. It’s a great place to hone my skills. I know my photography has improved greatly since I’ve been a member.”

Kathy Brinkman’s reasons for joining the Photo Group may be typical of its membership.

For more information about the Estrella Photo Group, contact Alice Slack at aslack5@cox.net.

Photography in Estrella By The Estrella Photo Group

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e are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Opportunities for beautiful photographs abound with cactus, mountains, sunsets, lakes, wildlife and any other subject that captures the mind of the photographer. Photography has changed at an incredible pace in the last ten years. Ten or twelve years ago professional photographers were still debating whether digital photography could ever produce photos with the quality of film. Initially, DSLR’s started out with six megapixels. Now professional DSLR’s are at 24 megapixels and above. Today our smart phones have six to eight megapixels. With camera raw, photographers are now using the digital dark room to tweak their photos or software such as Photoshop, Aperture and others to utilize artistic means to demonstrate their vision. Currently, there are discussions as to whether some of the more artistic visions of photographers are actually photography. Whether you consider them to be photos or art we might all agree that all good photography whether digitally manipulated or not, must begin with a good photo. To that end, good photographs begin with the basics of good photography, including composition, exposure and lighting.

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One can digitally enhance a photograph, however, a poor photo will never become a great photo. The Estrella Photo Group consists of Estrella residents who enjoy learning about and sharing photos. We are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera oriented. On the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Starpointe Residence Club we display our photos in a fine art format. Four photos are selected by our members to be displayed at Oasis Bagels. Photos are also displayed the following Friday morning at the Estrella Family Breakfast/Coffee Social. On the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Starpointe we hold education meetings on a variety of topics. These discussions include photography techniques, getting the most from your camera, photo printing, framing, Photoshop editing and other member suggested topics. Our goal is to continue to learn to be better photographers, producing quality photographic work and having fun as a group who enjoys sharing our imagination and experiences. Learning is an adventure! Come and join us. For more information about the Estrella Photo Group, contact Alice Slack at aslack5@cox.net.


>>>Clubs

The Estrella Book Club By The Estrella Book Club

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eciding what to read next? Why not join The Estrella Book Club for a lively discussion? Our July book selection is Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. Charlie LeDuff is a former New York Times reporter and a current on-air reporter in Detroit. LeDuff writes a gritty story about Detroit including the death of his own streetwalking sister. Gritty and bleak at times but a compelling view of the fall of a great city in America. Detroit: An American Autopsy is a recent recommended read by the Arizona Republic. Randy Cordova says the author has an “in-your-face reporting and colorful style.” LeDuff was asked in an interview, “What do you want people to take from the book?” LeDuff responds, “There’s a couple of things. This is my family and this is our record. This is a history of a town that is sorely lacking.”

Why not read this book and join us in July? The Estrella Book Club meets at the Starpointe Residents Club the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. The July date is Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. The July selection is sure to bring much discussion about Detroit, crime, families, reporters, and possibly lesson or two we can take away from this story. We would love to hear your point of view. Please join us! More questions? Contact Veda Elbe at velbe@ aol.com or Nina Adair at bnadair@yahoo.com. Sign up at www.LifeinEstrella.com. Or just come to book club and see what we are all about!

>>> TASTY TREATS

Very Berry Summer Cobbler By K. Edwards

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his recipe is perfect for summer picnics or to take to a summer outing. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Ingredients • 2 cups Strawberries washed, hulled and sliced in half

• 2 cups Blackberries washed • 2 cups Raspberries washed • 2 cups Blueberries washed • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus a little more to sprinkle on top • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

gently to combine. Spread berry mixture out on an oblong glass pan. Drop spoonfuls of the blueberry dough mixture evenly over the top of the fruit, then drizzle the surface with melted butter and sprinkle some sugar on top. Set on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown and the fruit juices bubbling. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Topping • 2 cups unbleached flour, plus more for rolling

berries

• 1 tablespoon baking powder

• ½ lemon, juiced

• 1 teaspoon salt

• Melted butter

• 1/3 cup sugar • ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in chunks

Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine berries with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and lemon juice. Stir

• 3/4 cup buttermilk or cream • 1 egg

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; mix thoroughly. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or lightly with your food processor or mixer. The butter pieces should be coated with flour and resemble crumbs. In another bowl, mix buttermilk and egg together, and then add to the flour mixture. Mix just to integrate it. Do not overwork the dough or it will get tough. Roll blueberries in flour to coat, this will help prevent the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the dough mixture. Fold the blueberries into batter, being careful not to break the berries. Bake the cobbler as stated above.

• 1 pint fresh blueberries or raspberries

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Community >>>celebrating estrella

Estrella: What Are YOU Doing this Summer? By Estrella Residents They have just finished a successful sold out run of Willy Wonka Jr. and performed a Summer Musical Theater Camp taking place at The Odyssey. For more information on the camp, go to www. stagestruck.com. Recently, Audra and Jared auditioned and were selected to travel to London, England with a small Troupe from school to perform and take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival in November. They will be performing a shortened version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. This will be the first time a U.S. school has been invited to participate! What a great honor it will be! Mom and Dad are very excited and proud of them. It will be an amazing experience that will certainly last a lifetime. Break a leg!

Story by Audra, Jared and Brooke Barbee

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he Stage calls….and these three siblings answer that call. Audra (13), Jared (12) and Brooke (10) Barbee all have a passion for performing on the stage. It all started when they

were very young and would watch musicals. They loved to act them out afterwards: singing, dancing and acting out the parts. Their parents also took them to a few plays such as Annie, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. They just fell in love with all aspects: costumes, sets, characters, singing and choreography. Two key people have been instrumental in steering the Barbee children on their acting journey: Mrs. Kristin Caraway, who is a teacher, writer, playwright, director and friend, first introduced the Barbees to Mrs. Teresa Tally, who runs Stage Struck Inc. a kids’

Story by Hayley Clarke: Age 5

I

will be doing a lot of swimming this summer. I am already helping my mom teach swim lessons and I just joined the Goodyear swim team. I expect to have lots of fun at my little brother

Jackson’s 3rd birthday party. He is planning to have a Monster’s Inc. pool party.

Musical Theater company in Surprise, AZ. The three siblings began

We are going on vacation to the beach in Prince Edwards Island,

taking singing lessons with Mrs. Tally, and then they made their

Canada. My daddy will be golfing some there too. We also get to

stage debut with Stage Struck and The Creative Arts Academy

visit Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Montreal. In Montreal we are going

here at Estrella Mountain Church the summer of 2011. They have

to visit a lot of nice places because it’s beautiful there and the

been performing with Stage Struck and have been part of the drama

weather is great.

club at school for the past two years and love it! It has been such a positive experience and a big confidence builder for all three of them. They are all very comfortable up on the stage. They have made some very good friends and all three say they love performing on the stage. Audra and Jared have both expressed that they would someday like to perform on Broadway. Brooke is just enjoying the fun of it all for now. All three children attend The Odyssey Preparatory Academy where both Mrs. Tally and Mrs. Caraway teach and run the Drama Dept.

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Lastly, I am going to be getting ready for Kindergarten at Westar Elementary. I will be practicing my reading and writing this summer so I get good grades. This summer is going to be great. I can’t wait!


I am so glad I am staying for the whole summer, because I will never run out of things to do there with my family. It’s going to be a great summer!

Story by Hibah Usmani: Age 9

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his summer I am going to have a blast, I’m sure. I start the summer off enrolled at the Goodyear’s swim team with the “Sharks.” I try and get as many ribbons as I can. My past record isn’t so good but I have high hopes for this year. Second, my family and I are going to Puerto Penasco (a.k.a Rocky Point) in Mexico for beach fun and will stay in a hotel. The hotel has a pool with a water fall. We will go swimming in the sea and then go and relax by the pool. Now that I’m old enough I’m going to ride on dirt bikes they have to rent. It is going to be so much fun. Also, we might get to go to San cousins. It’s always fun when we the best. With all these fun things summer I’m sure time will fly and

Jose, California to see our visit them because they’re and more going on in the back to school I’ll go!

Story by Andy Lingenfelter: Age 10

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his summer I am going camping with my family to Flagstaff, Arizona. I can’t wait to cook the S’mores with the family over a camp fire! We hike and play in the creek. And I also fish with my dad. We fish for Trout. Then I am going to a Lego camp. It is at the Estrella Mountain Church. I am a big Lego buff. I build spaceships, robots, helicopters and all sorts of stuff. I heard there are a million Legos! The finest part of Lego camp is I get to build the Legos with friends. I will also go to San Clemente, California for my aunts wedding. There is a nice beach there and my mom says “it’s a great place to raise a family.” I might even get to go surfing! I also can’t wait to go to Starpointe and swim at the WaterPark. I am going to hang out at the Youth Club. I love how they made it a fun place for me to be with my friends. This summer will be awesome!

Story by Kailyn Calderon: Age 13

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Story by Rachel Bammel: Age 9

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his summer I will be flying to Ohio. I am super excited because I get to see my family. Half of my family lives in Ohio and another half live in Chicago. When we get to Ohio, we are going to check out my new summer home that my dad has been working on forever. He has spent a lot of time fixing it and now we get to see all his hard work. The back yard is pretty big and leads into a State park. The trees are tall and the grass is green. Deer come through the park and into our backyard. We have to be careful you don’t hit them while we are driving. While we are there, we are also going to Cedar Point. Cedar Point is about a 45minute drive from my house and it’s one of the top theme parks in the country. My dad is always trying to get me to do all of the crazy rides with him. I think I’m going to try the Magnum XL but I won’t try the Demon Drop.

hat am I doing this summer? Scarcely a week in, I have already traveled to Mexico for the umpteenth time and am still recovering from a sunburn. Alternatively, I’ve played with my cats, written approximately as much as I did in the most recent school year in Mr. Daugherty’s class at Estrella Elementary. I slept as much or more than a teenage girl is to be expected. Here are just a few things I’m looking forward to this summer. On the eleventh of June, I’ll be the happiest I’ve ever been watching the “Fall Out Boy” concert with two of my best friends! In July, we are driving to the Northwest to visit family and friends. My home before Arizona was Portland, Oregon. The ‘City of Roses’ has many charming stores such as the legendary Powell’s Bookstore, with endless floors, rooms, and shelves of every book imaginable. Portland has delectable food served in the finest of restaurants, and an atmosphere that, to me, is greater than anything else in the world. On the drive to the Northwest, we visit somewhere different each year. This summer, we’re going to Knott’s Berry Farm and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. On the way home, we always spend a few days in Utah. My favorite things to do there are the summer activities at Snowbird Ski Resort, riding the alpine slides and zip lines. I’m also looking forward to meeting my new cousin, due on the 4th of July! I think it’s going to be a good two months.

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SchoolBell

>>>ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL

Summertime is Here By Dr. Leslie Standerfer, Principal

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t is somewhat clichÊ, but each of us can think of a teacher, counselor, or other school employee that has made a difference in our life. That educator has usually made a point to check on us when we were having a bad day, helped us grasp a concept we thought we would never understand, or has motivated us to try something we didn’t know we could be successful at. That educator has put the needs of students at the forefront of decisions being made - even in times when that amounted to personal sacrifice of time, energy, and resources. This year, Estrella Foothills High School says goodbye to two valuable educators who are retiring after having made a difference in the lives of multiple students who have attended EFHS. The Buckeye Union High School District also says goodbye to a couple of leaders who have worked to provide opportunities to our students at EFHS.

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Mr. Paul Halpine has been the Head Guidance Counselor at EFHS for the past nine years. He has always encouraged our students to take appropriately rigorous courses and to do their best at whatever they do. Mr. Jim McFetridge has been an English Teacher at EFHS for the past nine years. He has shared his passion for western literature and his appreciation for being an American with our students. In addition to these two retirements, Dr. Beverly Hurley, who has been the Superintendent of Buckeye Union High School District for the past ten years, and Ms. Arlene McLaughlin, who has worked in the district for over 30 years and most recently as the CTE Director for the District, are retiring. Both of these women have made providing quality opportunities for students the priorities of their careers. As we say goodbye to our retirees, we are grateful for the time and talents they shared with our students and staff while at EFHS. And we are grateful for the educators who will continue to serve the students of our community at all of our schools.


CITY

>>>City of goodyear

“Step Up” Estrella Residents Submitted by the City of Goodyear Editor’s Note: Estrella Resident Jennifer Barber was appointed to the Goodyear City Council in November 2012 to fill a vacancy after the passing of Councilmember Gary Gelzer. Her appointed term expired June 10, 2013. We asked her to share her thoughts about her six months in office.

near future. Due to a change in election laws, our next city council

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So how can you make a difference now? Opportunities include

election won’t be held until the fall of 2016. In the last election, you may have heard some debate about diving our city into districts. One of the triggers for our city to be divided into voting districts is when we hit a population of 150,000 citizens. In the meantime, Goodyear’s council members are elected at large on a nonpartisan ballot.

erving on the Goodyear City Council was a dream I’ve held

serving on a board or committee, volunteering in a variety of city

since the day I rolled into town eight years ago. My dream of

departments, or simply voting. And you always have the pleasure of

serving in politics dates back to when I was in the 7th grade.

speaking at a council meeting or contacting council members about

The experience was incredibly educational and rewarding. And I’m truly honored having been selected to serve by our city council.

topics that are of concern to you. You can find out more by contacting the city at 623-932-3910. Or

What I found most interesting was the fact that just 11% of Goodyear is developed. That means we’ve got a lot of land and opportunities up for grabs. Most of it is south of I-10 and, of course, here in Estrella.

visit the city’s website at http://www.ci.goodyear.az.us. While serving on the Goodyear City Council, city staff helped me make the most of this opportunity by allowing me to meet with department leaders, tour city facilities, and learn all the details

The reason I point this out is because I think ‘future growth’ is a

about what it takes to make our city operate efficiently. I leave this

great reason for Estrella residents to get more involved in our City’s

appointment with great hope for our future and confidence knowing

planning.

our leadership are working conservatively to make the best decisions

Goodyear now has 70,775 residents. That number is expected to

for our growing city.

continue to rise over the next several years. With this spring election

I’m always open to answer your questions and I do hope see you,

cycle, we now have two council members living south of I-10… just

my Estrella neighbors, at City Hall!

one of our representatives lives here in Estrella.

You can contact Jennifer Barber at jenvbarber@live.com.

It will be difficult to get another Estrella resident on the council in the

>>>police beat

Kids Are Not Waterproof By Lisa Kutis, PIO - Goodyear Police Department

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ummer is in full swing, but water safety is a year-round priority!

Summer is a busy and fun time of year; there are vacations, pool

Arizona is the second leading state in the nation for child

parties and barbeques. However, when it comes to social gatherings

drowning (Florida is first). According to Children’s Safety Zone

around the pool, always have a designated water watcher! The

as

water watcher should be a responsible adult who is designated

of May 27th in the Valley of the Sun, there have been 42 water

by a special hat, tag, or whistle, labeling them as being in charge

related incidents this year, with 14 deaths, three of which were

of watching the swimmers. Eye to eye contact with those in the

children.

pool is essential. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking someone else is

Water safety is as simple as ABC!

watching the kids in the pool. Have a fun and safe summer with a

(http://childrensafetyzone.com/go/articles.php?category_id=36)

A = Adult supervision: Nothing replaces adult supervision when

designated water watcher!

children are around water. B= Barriers: Every pool should have a fence with a self-latching, and locking gate. C= Classes: Everyone should learn how to swim; swimming lessons are available at your local City pool and are inexpensive. In addition, everyone should learn CPR.

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STARPOINTE >>> residents CLUB

Upcoming Events - July 2013

Starpointe is on Facebook. Like us to become eligible for prizes and stay connected to what is happening at Starpointe.

By Mary Ann Brungardt, Starpointe Front Desk Lead

Story Time at Starpointe Thursday, July 11th, 10:30 am Free Join us as we read Percival the Plain Little Caterpillar by Helen Brawley. Follow Percival on his journey and meet all his colorful friends. Story time includes a craft and a small snack.

Red White and Blueberries Thursday, July 4th, 9:00am Starpointe Residents Club $5 per person; $2.50 for children 12 and under Start your Independence Day Celebration with breakfast at the Starpointe Residents Club. We will be serving pancakes, coffee and juice.Top your pancakes off with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream to make it a red, white, and blue treat! There will be craft activities for the kids and prizes awarded to the most spirited so make sure to go all out for this 4th of July celebration!

Trivia Night Monday, July 8th, 6:30pm Starpointe Residents Club $5 in Advance Get your 4-person team together and stretch your brain for this month’s Live Trivia Night. Do you have what it takes to beat the June champions, “Team Whoops?” Come out and challenge your neighbor with three rounds that include general knowledge, history & geography, and entertainment. The cost is $5 per person if you register in advance, or $8 the day of the event. Papa John’s pizza, water, and soda will be provided. Due to space, we are limited to 16 teams.

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Water Games Saturday, July 13th , 7:00pm Youth Club $5 per teen This month on July 13th we are holding the next teen summer challenge. This time it is Water Games. Teams of up to four people will complete challenges involving water and be declared the Estrella Water Games Champions. There is a $100 PRIZE for the top team! Come prepared to get wet because every challenge will offer an opportunity to get wet! Team check-in starts at 6:30 and the Challenge starts at 7:00 sharp. Teams should be made up of no more than 4 people. If you don’t already have a team, don’t worry, more teams will be formed at the door. Refreshments will be provided for team members. Recommended for 10 years of age and up. Don’t wait till the last minute to sign up at Starpointe. The cost in advance is $5 per person, but it goes up to $8 the day of the event. Minimum sign up of 5 teams to hold the event, maximum 20 teams.


Estrella Blood Drive Saturday, July 13th, 10:00am to 2:00pm Starpointe Residents Club The community of Estrella is partnering with United Blood Services to host a Blood Drive at Starpointe. They are constantly in need of donors to provide blood to Arizona hospitals especially during the summer months. For your donation, you will be entered into the United Blood Services summer drawing and could win a brand new car. Are you willing and able to donate blood? To qualify to donate you must be over 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and in good health. Other restrictions may apply. If you are eligible to donate, please contact mlondy@ccmcnet.com and sign up to be a donor.

BINGO Thursday, July 18th, 6:00pm Starpointe Residents Club 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. Potluck begins at 6:00 pm and Bingo Games will start promptly at 6:30 pm. The cost is $5 a card for 10 rounds (additional cards are $5). You must be 21 to play and win. The Pre-Schooners Club will be open for your children to enjoy during the games. See you there!

What’s Up With Wednesdays?

Every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00pm the Youth Club will be running activities geared to get your teens and tweens involved. In June we started with Minute it to Win it Games, Karaoke, and a water balloon launching contest. In July we are offering a variety of activities to peak your interest. During the month of July, we will be holding an art competition. Teens 10 to 18 can submit their creations using the theme of “SUMMER” which will be displayed at the Youth Club Gallery. Winners will be awarded at the Artist Reception July 31st for Best in Show, Best Use of Theme, and Most Creative. Attend the Painting Party July 10th and complete a painting to enter or submit a “SUMMER” creation completed at home. Mark your calendars for these fun free Wednesday activities at the Youth Club. Activities 07/03/13 07/10/13 07/17/13 07/24/13 07/31/13

Minute it to Win it Game – “Wet Ball” Painting Party Water Soccer Wii Just Dance Competition Artist Reception & July’s Art Contest winners announced

Cocktails & Conversation Saturday, July 20th, 7:30pm to 9:30pm Starpointe Residents Club There are only about 180 shopping days left until Christmas so why not celebrate with an evening of cocktails. Cocktails & Conversation will be celebrating Christmas in July this month featuring a variety of hot appetizers from our neighbors at Oasis Bagels, and a selection of cool drinks. A Christmas party just isn’t a Christmas party without presents so door prizes will be awarded during the evening. Get in on all the fun for only $15 per person. Cocktails & Conversation sells out fast so purchase your tickets to this celebration at Starpointe today. You must be 21 years of age or over to attend. Minimum 75…Maximum 150. Deadline to purchase tickets is July 17th.

Estrella Family Breakfast Every Friday, 8:30am to 10:00am Starpointe Residents Club $2 per Adult & $1 for Children Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast while getting to know your neighbors at the weekly Estrella Family Breakfast. The cost for this event is $2 per person for adults and $1 for children. On Friday, July 5th there will be no breakfast due to the July 4th pancake breakfast. We are always looking for volunteers to help with breakfast. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at www.lifeinestrella.com.

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CALENDAR

JULY SUN

MON

TUE 1

8

7

14

9

15

21

22

29 1pm Bridge

23 6:30pm Town Hall Meeting

30

13

12

11 8:30am Estrella Family Breakfast

9am Crafts & Stuff 10:30am Story Time 5pm Communications Committee Meeting

9am Car Club 10am VIT 10am Blood Drive 11am Travel Club

5pm Budget Finance Committee Meeting 6pm Games, Games, Games 7pm Photo Club 18

24

31 9:30am Playgroup 1pm Weekly Poker 2pm Pickle Ball Meeting 5pm Trails Committee Meeting 6pm Bridge

6

No Family Breakfast

9am Crafts & Stuff 6pm Games, Games, Games 6pm Bingo

9:30am Playgroup 1pm Weekly Poker

SAT 5

4

17 9:30am Playgroup 1pm Weekly Poker 6pm Bridge 7pm Photo Club

1pm Bridge 6pm Bunco

28

10 9:30am Playgroup 10am Estrella Book Club 1pm Weekly Poker 6pm Bridge 6:30pm Voting Member Committee Meeting

16

1pm Bridge 5pm Social Committee Meeting

FRI

9am 4th of July Pancake Breakfast Starpointe Hours 7am-6pm Pre Schooner & Youth Club Closed

9:30am Playgroup 1pm Weekly Poker 1pm Ladies of the Lake 6pm Bridge

10am Landscape Committee Meeting

1pm Bridge 6:30pm Trivia

THU 3

2 8am Estrella Business Group 7pm Estrella Economy Investment Group

1pm Bridge 6pm Weight Watchers

11am Motorcycle Group

WED

25 1pm Quiddler 6pm Games, Games, Games

19 8:30am Estrella Family Breakfast 5:30pm AEFP

20 7pm Cocktails & Conversations

26 8:30am Estrella Family Breakfast 6pm Estrella Hold’em

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Starpointe Residents Club 17665 W. Elliot Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 623.386.1949 / www.LifeinEstrella.com

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RESOURCES >>> NUMBERS TO KNOW

Starpointe Residents Club 623.386.1949 17665 W Elliot Rd. Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00am – 9:00pm Friday 5:00am – 8:00pm Saturday 8:00am – 7:00pm Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm Youth Club 623.386.1949 Operating Hours: Mon-Thurs 2:00-6:00pm Fri - Sun 1:00-6:00pm Yacht Club 623.386.3411

COMMUNITY PATROL

602.329.0462

911 623.932.1220 623.932.2300 800.222.1222 623.882.1500

MISCELLANEOUS Golf Club of Estrella Players Grill Starpointe Cafe’ Elliot Market

623.386.2600 623.386.2600 623.986.8662 623.386.2111

SCHOOLS Estrella Elementary Westar Elementary Estrella Foothills H.S.

HOA CONTACT Community Services 623.386.1112 After Hours 800.274.3165 FAX 623.386.5788 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Anthony Bourque

MEDICAL / FIRE Emergencies Police Non-Emergency Fire Department Non-Emergency Poison Control Center West Valley Hospital

RELIGIOUS SERVICES Estrella Mountain Church 623.386.0300 Estrella Foothills Community Church 602.363.7857

Community Patrol Lead Edward Aboyta estrellapatrol@ccmcnet.com

Capital Consultants Management Corp. (CCMC)

GOVERNMENT Animal Control 602.506.7387 City Hall 623.932.3910 Code Compliance 623.882.7815 Finance Department 623.932.3015 Post Office (Estrella Pkwy & Yuma) 623.882.9143 Public Relations 623.882.7820 Public Works 623.932.3010 State Wildlife Dept. 602.942.3000

Tim Lutz

480.921.7500

623.327.2820 623.327.2840 623.327.2400 or 623.327.2470

UTILITIES APS 602.371.7171 Southwest Gas Company 602.861.1999 City of Goodyear – Water, Sewer & Trash 623.932.3010 New Home & Custom Lot Information 623.386.1000

>>> STARPOINTE GROUPS, INSTRUCTORS, Personal trainers GROUPS

Book Club Nina Adair / 623-810-3494 Bridge Carl Deierling / 623.237.3312 Bunco Betty Guenther / 623.242.7877 Car Club Rick Kitchens / 623-932-1246 Crafts & Stuff Nancy Kramer / 623.393.9255 EMR Business Group Debbie Hudson / 623.225.9560 Estrella Economy and Investment Group Kevin Jordan / 602-909-5247 Ladies of the Lake Ann Billieu 623.386.4754 Photo Club Alice Slack / 623.327.0240 Pickleball Ron Wilks / 623.266.9858 Play Group Ages 0-preschool. Bring toys to share with the group. Jen Schmus / 614.915.6168

Poker Al Wolfson / 602.206.8580 Quiddler Sonya Steiner / 623.363.5498 or flying150@cox.net Travel Club Judy Gaede / 623.327.9730

INSTRUCTORS/ PERSONAL TRAINERS Linda Jojola Yoga/Step and Pump 623.386.0270 h202live@cox.net

Kim Hopkins Cardio Splash/Power Ball 623.386.5031 sunnyskyaz@cox.net *Dawn Terry Core Galore (ends May 21) Total Body Conditioning (ends May 23) 623.853.5357 dterry1@cox.net

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*Bob Jankowski Abs & Back 623.236.9584 / 860.302.4337 rajank43@yahoo.com

Linda Purdy Ballet I/II/Pointe 623.386.7303/602.421.7183 lindapurdy@mac.com

Susan Miller Zumba/Drums Alive 623.561.5309 smillerdee@cox.net

Michael Jorgensen Jazzercise 201.320.3646 mjorgensen1115@gmail.com

*Shawn Forzetting 805.704.0153 contact@estrellapersonaltraining.com

*Connie Jo Thomason Personal Trainer 623.386.1087

Rick Harris Kickboxing 623.398.7161 iglowit@yahoo.com

Jenette Bennett Crossfit Trainer 602.633.5704 jenettebennett@ estrellajunkyardfitness.com

Michal Kempton Pilates 602.460.8283 michalkempton@gmail.com

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