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Spotlight Speaker Series features well-known faces this fall You’ve seen her host the award-winning Arizona Highways TV program and now Robin Sewell is coming to DC Ranch to speak about her adventures. Sewell is the first in a distinguished line-up of special guests as part of the new Spotlight Speaker Series. Future presentations include The Dr. Oz “Sleep Doctor” Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., as well as Emmy award winning TV journalist Aaron Brown. | Page 10


Whether it’s a meal at the new Jalapeno Inferno or watching thousands of cyclists crossing the finish line, Market Street has plenty of fun to offer in October.

Ranch News Highlights. . . . . . . . . 2

Tom Lehman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Community Updates. . . . . . . . . . . 3

Around Scottsdale. . . . . . . . . .

11 Professional Profile. . . . . . . . . . . 5 Community Garden. . . . . . . . . 13 McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. . 6 Around the Ranch. . . . . . . . . . 14

Market Street buzzing with new restaurants in time for Tour Two new restaurants – 2,000 cyclists – fall patio weather. October is shaping up to be a great month on Market Street. Cheer on riders and browse through the


expo on Market Street Plaza during the 11th annual Tour de Scottsdale ride. Or


plan a night out with friends at either of the new restaurants offering eclectic

Tour de Scottsdale

5 a.m. | Market Street at DC Ranch

food and spirits. | Page 4



DC Ranch Film Club: Gone Girl

5:30 p.m. | Desert Camp Community Center WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22

Spotlight Speaker Series: Robin Sewell

6:30 p.m. | The Homestead Community Center SATURDAY, OCT. 25

Spooky Seas

5 p.m. | Desert Camp Community Center Community Calendar Pg. 7


Think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Resident author dives into Annie Oakley’s ‘sharpshooting’ life

For more than a decade, members at The Country Club at DC Ranch have hosted an annual fundraiser to support breast cancer research. With more than $400,000 raised, the committee plans to set the bar even higher with the help of the newly renovated clubhouse. | Page 8

As one of the most famous women in Western lore, Annie Oakley captivated the imagination of resident Jeffrey Marshall. His new historical novel about the life and times of Little Miss Sure Shot gives readers a rare glimpse into Oakley’s life as an entertainer in Buffalo Bills Wild West show. | Page 12

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Photo: Robin Sewell

October 2014 • Vol. 6, No. 9

October 2014


October 2014 • Vol. 6, No. 9

Ranch News Highlights

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” This quote, from L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables describes exactly how many of us feel. During the month of October, we venture outside to enjoy cool mornings and evenings. We start to wear fall colors and decorate for Halloween. Driving becomes more pleasurable as we open our car Chris Irish enjoying the pumpkin harvest at the windows and enthusiastically breathe in the beginning of fall. DC Ranch Community Garden. October is a wonderful month, especially in DC Ranch. The Spotlight Speaker Series kicks off on Oct. 22 when TV celebrity Robin Sewell shares her Arizona stories. Read about it on page 10. For those who love our state, this is an event you won’t want to miss. DC Ranch Community Garden will celebrate its first-ever fall harvest to include lots of pumpkins. If the idea of gardening interests you, plots are available for lease. October is the perfect time to plant lettuce, beans, beets, broccoli and garlic. DC Ranch’s garden coach Tyler Storey helps make the process easy and rewarding. Read more on page 13. October also finds DC Ranch residents raising funds for Elevate Phoenix. The nonprofit works with youth to strengthen character, empower knowledge and elevate relationships. Hosted by golf professional and DC Ranch Country Club resident Tom Lehman, the Weekend Jetaway Culinary Casino Classic will be held in a private jet hangar at the Scottsdale Airpark. See page 9 for more information. Due to construction at the Country Club, another DC Ranch residents’ philanthropic endeavor, DC Ranch Rally for the Cure, will be taking a hiatus this fall. But as you’ll be proud to read on page 8, it has raised almost a half million dollars to fight breast cancer. Outdoor dining is another October favorite. Two new venues on Market Street, The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge and Jalapeño Inferno, offer comfortable patio seating to enjoy a glass of wine or dinner. More details are on page 4. And of course, October ends with a big finale – Halloween. Kids growing up in DC Ranch love Halloween. With a Spooky Seas designed just for them, they traverse the grounds of Desert Camp Community Center enjoying both tricks and treats! Parents and grandparents join in the fun, as it’s hard to resist the charm of smiling jack-o’-lanterns. Aren’t you glad you live in a world where there are Octobers? I am. —Chris Irish, Community Council Executive Director

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Ranch News is a not-for-profit newspaper published monthly by the DC Ranch Community Council to share timely and relevant information with residents. The publication seeks to build community by connecting neighbors through stories and pictures and to offer a product valuable to advertisers. Ranch News celebrates and perpetuates the values of the DC Ranch community. Community Engagement Director | Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager | Jeremy Stevens Communications Coordinators | Elizabeth Dankert & Beatrice Shelton Phone: 480.585.1641 E-mail: Web site: Published by

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Spotlight on Ranch Association

Community Updates

Seasonal decorations permitted beginning Oct. 1

Residents can now celebrate the season with exterior décor earlier. The Ranch Association board voted to extend the period to Oct. 1 through Jan. 15. Sensitivity to light levels should be considered when installing any decorative lighting. Please contact The Ranch Offices on Market Street at 480.513.1500 for more information.

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Neighborhood Voting Members needed for 2015

Consider serving in this very important role that elects the incoming Ranch Association board and represents friends and neighbors where you live. Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs) are vital laisions to the Ranch Association as the single voice for each neighborhood. Learn more about volunteering at the NVM Candidate Reception on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Desert Camp Community Center. NVM Candidate Statement forms can be found on DCRanch. com and must be submitted to the Ranch Offices on Market Street by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Overseeding continues in October

Standard, heavily applied decomposed granite.

Desert pavement is unique to DC Ranch. The soil is visible beneath the composition of large cobble, mixed-size decomposed granite and desert mulch.

New resident tools communicate the unparalleled DC Ranch brand By Terri Raimondi | Ranch Association

DC Ranch is a very special place to live. Early in development, stakeholders and residents decided upon specific underlying community values to uphold and build the DC Ranch foundation. One apparent value is the commitment to preservation of the natural surrounding Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains. Ever notice how the homes and grand hillside estates blend into the environment surrounded by an abundance of saguaros and native desert plants? From the color scheme of homes to the placement of cobble and mulch on the desert floor, this commitment to authenticity and environmental stewardship is precisely planned. The elements creating this unique design can differ greatly from other master planned communities. The DC Ranch aesthetic is atypical. Understanding the intricacies makes for a beautiful one-of- a-kind result. Consider what DC Ranch uses for landscaping in the Desert Camp and Country Club villages. It’s referred to as “desert pavement.” Landscapers are accustomed to applying decomposed granite in thick layers to cover the underlying soil. But that is not the look of “planned authenticity” intended for DC Ranch. Instead, these villages use desert pavement to gradually transition from natural open spaces to private residential yards without obvious boundaries. Desert pavement consists of large desert cobble about two to eight inches in size, thinly applied two-inch decomposed granite, and natural, wind-blown native plant debris. This attention to the smallest of details is one of many

reasons DC Ranch is so appealing. It is a thoughtfully crafted community with strong aesthetic and visual character. The Ranch Association and Community Council are helping to communicate the DC Ranch brand by means of new resident brochures and short videos, explaining some of the community’s more complex design concepts. Topics include: planting zones, arroyo design, modifying or painting your home, desert pavement, wall mounted equipment and the different types of property inspections offered. The new educational tools are designed to provide residents helpful tips on application of the DC Ranch style. The brochures are available in both community centers and at The Ranch Offices on Market Street. The video clips are posted on in the Community Management section and listed by topic of interest. Residents are encouraged to utilize these new resources to make home improvement projects or landscape changes easier. All exterior modifications must adhere to the DC Ranch design principles to preserve its legacy for future generations. Desert Camp, Country Club, Desert Parks and Silverleaf each possess architectural style and landscaping that has been precisely designed. The Ranch Association also offers complimentary “Courtesy Inspections” for homeowners curious to see how their property emulates the unique style of their village. Call 480.513.1500 for more details or submit your courtesy request online in the Real Estate section on can click on the

Residents are asked to keep off the grass at Desert Camp and The Homestead Community Centers and neighborhood grass areas until Oct. 24. This will allow for successful germination of the new wintergrass that was overseeded by the Ranch Association. In desert communities it is common to overseed bermudagrass turf with a suitable cool season winter ryegrass. This provides a green cover when the bermudagrass would otherwise turn brown and become dormant for the winter.

Bulk trash pickup is Oct. 27

Scottsdale waste management collection is scheduled for the last week of October. Residents should have bulk trash curbside no later than 5 a.m. on the day of pick up. Place piles in your normal trash collection location. The city will not collect waste placed on the street, landscaped medians or common areas. Also, please do not use the community center dumpsters for disposal of large items. For additional details, please call Solid Waste Management at 480.312.5600.

Complete online forms for guest parking

With the holiday season approaching and our gorgeous winter weather returning, friends and family may want to visit. If your house guests require extra parking, submit a parking exemption pass found in the Security section on This allows guest parking on the street for up to three days. Otherwise, parking on the street between 2 and 6 a.m. or in alleyways is not permitted.

New speed signs collecting data

The Ranch Association is rotating three programmable, battery operated speed signs around the community to help curtail speeding. The signs indicate that the majority are driving responsibly however about a third of residents have been clocked at exceeding speeds. The data will help identify when most speeding occurs and determine areas in the community that need improved control. Standardized maximum speeds are 25 mph for main roads and 15 mph for smaller streets. The Association also increased the number of standard speed signs throughout the community reminding drivers to slow down.

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Two highly anticipated restaurants are coming to Market Street at DC Ranch this fall – Jalapeño Inferno and The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge. Both well-established restaurants were selected to join the Market Street tenant mix in 2014, based on the success of their other Valley locaJalapeño Inferno offers a wide variety of Sonorantions and diversity of offerings. inspired plates along with fresh and flavorful margaritas. Since opening its doors in December 2009, The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge has been drawing crowds to their Ocotillo neighborhood location in downtown Chandler. Their mantra – love, laugh and lounge – has brought to life their version of a neighborhood wine bar with simply prepared, flavorful dishes. Now with the expansion to its Scottsdale location, locals in the north Valley will enjoy a comfortable, relaxed wine bar atmosphere in DC Ranch. Family owned and operated Mexican restaurant Jalapeño Inferno has already been well received by north Scottsdale residents, with its original location at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak Road. Known for authentic Mexican and Sonoran cuisine, Jalapeño Inferno’s specialties include made-from-scratch tortillas, chicken tortilla soup, and signature green chili. From their “build your own” burrito lunch specials to tasty dinner entrees and delicious dessert options, Jalapeño Inferno offers a dish for the entire family to enjoy. Jalapeño Inferno hosts a weekday happy hour from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Living Room has a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights, and weekend brunch will begin this month.

Jalapeño Inferno 20825 N. Pima Rd. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge 20751 N. Pima Rd. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Professional Profile

Children are encouraged to learn special techniques and have fun, all while enjoying the art of dance.

Scottsdale native dances her way into new Market Street studio Beatrice Shelton | Community Council

Since the age of three, DC Dance AZ owner Christie Wieger, has had a lifelong passion for the art of dance. After opening its doors on Market Street in July, DC Dance AZ has made a name for itself by providing Ranch residents with a niche Wieger believes was missing in DC Ranch. “Our dance studio offers instruction from teachers who each have more than 20 years of industry experience,” Wieger touted. Wieger points out that her dance studio inspiration was sparked after watching her daughter dance in other classes. She recognized early on that technique-based training was an important element missing in many classes and believed a well-rounded dance education was essential to any dancer’s success. “From individuals looking for preprofessional guidance or simply the recreational benefits of dance, we offer nationally recognized programs starting at 18-months on up to adults.” DC Dance AZ believes that dance class isn’t just for children or dancers wanting to learn special techniques, but that it

also provides elements of strengthening, stretching and toning for proper body placement—which can be extremely beneficial for adults as well. By offering a non-competitive familylike environment, DC Dance AZ believes “kids should be kids” and should work with age-appropriate music, choreography, and costuming for each class. DC Dance AZ is unique in that they produce professional spring and fall dance productions where they teach students the value of interdisciplinary instruction, time management, and teamwork. Instructors are able to train each child instilling them with technique and a sense of value and fun while doing it. “DC Ranch is interwoven in the larger Scottsdale community and is extremely family oriented,” said Wieger. “We look forward to future community engagement opportunities and we’re excited to participate with more residents moving forward.” DC Dance AZ hosts a range of classes from: jazz, ballet, contemporary, tap and drama for everyone to enjoy. Visit for more details.

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Silverleaf Realty’s Deborah Beardsley ranked as one of Arizona’s top women real estate agents

As the Valley’s real estate market heats up again, local publications release their lists of top agents and producers. Deborah Beardsley, Silverleaf Realty’s associate broker since 1997, was named to both the Arizona Republic’s list of Top 10 Women in Real Estate and earned a place in the top 10 in the Phoenix Business Deborah Beardsley Journal’s Top Producers list. Sales of over $68 million in closed transactions in 2012 and 2013, have made Beardsley one of the top producing sales agents in the Valley and consistently one of the top 5 women in Arizona real estate. When Silverleaf launched in 2003, Beardsley focused her efforts on sales of homes and home sites in this exclusive community. She continues to lead Silverleaf Realty in sales accounting for over $176 million in closed transactions since 2009. For more than 17 years, Beardsley has worked with DMB Realty to position, market and sell DMB communities.


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Knowledge of the path ahead. And the skill to follow it.

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Conveniently located in DC Ranch Marketplace 480.384.5750

Tour de Scottsdale dollars impact the future of MSC By Jace McKeighan | Conser vancy steward and DC Ranch resident The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (MSC) is a non-profit conservation organization that relies on more than 500 volunteers to help protect and promote the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The goal is for future generations to enjoy the ecological treasure of the Preserve the same way we do today. From trail expansion, guiding hikes, education and research—we rely heavily on the continued generous support of our many financial donors, including the funds raised by the Tour de Scottsdale. Last year the Tour raised nearly $50,000 for MSC, which is a substantial amount by any measure. Funds generated by the Tour are absolutely critical to MSC’s mission, especially as the Preserve has grown over the years.

Our Improvements: In 2013, the Preserve (which is the largest urban preserve in the Americas) added 6,393 additional acres of land which opened a Member FDIC new major trailhead and expanded trail system. The Preserve now encompasses about 47 square miles, or about one2/12/13 3:25 PM quarter of the City of Scottsdale’s total land area. Stewards devoted almost 40,000 hours to patrolling and maintaining trails, welcoming visitors, educating the community through hikes, outreach programs, school tours, and other key activities. Many of these MSC activities could not continue as they have without funding from sources like the Tour.

New Villas. Best Location. Last Chance! Camelot Homes is pleased to announce that pre-sales will begin this Fall for the last 15 luxury villas to be built in DC Ranch. These charming, award-winning homes feature private courtyard entries, spacious and open great-room layouts, and the carefree lifestyle you have been looking for. Located in a maturely landscaped, gated enclave adjacent to Market Street, this prime location is within walking distance to the vibrant DC Ranch social scene, with shopping, restaurants, and the Desert Camp Community Center all an easy stroll away. Three perfectly designed home plans will be offered, ranging in size from 2,062 to 2,600 square feet, with 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, and 2-car garages. But it is the details that set these homes apart. Sophisticated touches everywhere you look, so you need look no further. Come see why we saved the best for last! Call 602-757-0152 or visit to be added to our interest list!

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Our Future: The Tour supports MSC’s efforts to address important questions regarding how human communities can best protect and sustain urban preserves. To do that, we are building the scientific knowledge and the volunteer strength of the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute, our research center. The Field Institute recently completed the first-ever biological inventory of the plants and animals in the Preserve,

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which serves as the basis for an ecological resource plan that will help guide its future management.

Current Advancements: More work is required to improve our understanding of the Preserve. To that end, a number of other projects are underway that will advance our knowledge of plant communities, human impacts, and other natural features. We are now developing monitoring programs, partnering with universities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations to bring broad expertise and science to our management challenges. Training interested stewards to create an innovative citizen-science program to do in-depth scientific work in the Preserve, is important to MSC. Tour funds continue to engage us in these unique efforts. We are grateful for everything DC Ranch, the Tour de Scottsdale, its sponsors and participants do for MSC. MSC’s success would not be possible without such dedicated and generous partners. You can learn more the Tour at Visit MSC at We hope to see you at the Tour Oct. 12 and on the trail all year long.

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy champions the sustainability of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the benefit of this and future generations. As stewards, we connect the community to the Preserve through education, research, advocacy, partnerships and safe, respectful access.

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Community Calendar

The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch this month. Some activities and events may have admission. Please see for more information and an up-to-date calendar of activities.

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Community Council’s Featured Event

Tour de Scottsdale Sunday, Oct. 12 | 5 a.m. Market Street Plaza

Spooky Seas

Nearly 2,000 cyclists are riding in the 11th annual Tour de Scottsdale ride, which takes off from Market Street at DC Ranch. Presented by Lexus and hosted by the DC Ranch Community Council, bike enthusiasts from all over the Southwest will take on a challenging 70-mile and 30-mile ride. The courses wind around the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, with spectacular views and challenging ascents through Scottsdale, Carefree and Fountain Hills.

Saturday, Oct. 25 | 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp Community Center

Aye matey! Swashbucklers, buccaneers and pirates – don’t be adrift – depart Desert Camp to sail the haunted seas for an evening of frightful fun.

DC Ranch Film Club: Gone Girl Thursday, Oct. 16 | 5:30 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Please RSVP on

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In the American murder mystery Gone Girl, investigators chronicle a seemingly perfect marriage full of lies, deceit and strange behavior.

Two special guest facilitators will lend their expertise in leading the discussion. Phyllis Antonelli, M. ED., is a nationally recognized cognitive behavior specialist. Officer Jason Glenn, a 17-year veteran of the Scottsdale Police Department, is currently a crime prevention specialist for the department. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Please RSVP on

Adult Social Clubs & Activities Update: Duplicate Bridge now at Desert Camp Tuesdays | 1 to 4 p.m. Please call ahead: 480.585.4699 to RSVP

Social Bridge Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.513.6296

Shallow Water Exercise Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 to 10 a.m. Desert Camp Community Center Pool 480.342.7178

Child, Youth & Teen Activities TGIF: Little Wranglers

Thursday, Oct. 9 | 5 to 7 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178

Inspiration Art Gallery Friday, Oct. 3 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178


DC Ranch Women’s Club: Cocktail Party

Come dressed in your spookiest Halloween costume and play classic carnival games. Bring your own trick-or-treat bags and collect all of the loot you can! Other spooky entertainment and treasured treats will be on deck, so gather your crew and castaways for a scary pirate adventure at DC Ranch.

Event Information Spooky Seas allows six tickets per household. Admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Register on by Wednesday, Oct. 22. Tickets will be available for pick-up at Desert Camp Community Center and The Homestead Community Center. Parking is available at both community centers and a complimentary shuttle will run throughout the event beginning at 4:45 p.m. from The Homestead Community Center to Desert Camp Community Center.

Visit to register or contact the Community Council at 480.342.7178.

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Community Events & Activities

Studio Movie Grille Friday, Oct. 3 | 6 to 9 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178

Community Meetings

Mondays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178

Trailblazer Breakfast

Ranch Association Board of Directors

Fitness Activities


Thursdays | 8 to 10 a.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178

Monday, Oct. 6 | 6 p.m. The Homestead Community Center 480.513.1500


Thursdays | 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead Community Center 480.585.1641

Spotlight Speakers Series

Neighborhood Voting Member Candidate Reception

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9 to 10 a.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.818.3232

Zumba Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Homestead Community Center 480.585.1641

Kindermusik Wednesdays | 9:15 a.m. to Noon Desert Camp Community Center 480.794.0222

Robin Sewell: Journey through Arizona Wednesday, Oct. 22 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Homestead Community Center 480.342.7178

Spooky Seas Saturday, Oct. 25 | 5 to 8 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178

Tuesday, Oct. 14 | 6 to 7 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178

Ranch Association Modification Committee Tuesday, Oct. 14 & 28 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street 480.419.5307

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Members of the organizing committee helped register guests at the 12th annual DC Ranch Rally for the Cure.

nity outreach programs that have worked to fight breast cancer on all fronts: in laboratories, in doctor’s offices, and in local communities. Both Pennewell and Simpson like to remind supporters that research will continue to reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer. There is hope on the horizon for more medical procedures that help reduce fatalities from all types of cancer. The tradition is expected to continue well into the future, with an event that will continue to evolve. Plans are already being discussed for the 2015 event and Club members will be provided with an opportunity to continue supporting the cause through financial contributions in a “non-event” this year.

Executive Chef Leonard Rubin (left) shared a laugh with Club member Don Matheson—clad in pink golf attire—who was showing his support for breast cancer awareness.

DC Ranch Crossing merchants raising awareness

Save lives and end breast cancer forever. Several DC Ranch Crossing businesses are showing their support in October for women, men, and families affected by breast cancer.

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On Saturday, Oct. 18, the ballet barre studio we will run two donation classes for the Tammy Dykstra foundation. The foundation supports women battling breast cancer through various services. The event includes door prizes.

Bring in your old sports bra and receive 15 percent off a new bra with a custom bra fitting from Fleet Feet Sports Scottsdale.

Bid on a beautiful gift basket of Kerastase hair products valued at $260. A $50 dollar gift card is also available for bidding. Proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer research.

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The Country Club at DC Ranch community has a long history of supporting the fight against breast cancer. Back in the early 2000’s, a small group of women began the tradition of hosting an annual “DC Ranch Rally for the Cure” event. Those first few years involved a ladies golf event on a weekday morning followed by lunch at the Club and a small silent auction. The idea developed traction and has evolved and grown through the years in both size and impact. Tennis was added, the event was moved to a Sunday, men were encouraged to participate, and the silent auction grew In November 2013, the community held the “12th Annual DC Ranch Rally for the Cure” with more than 150 participants. Dozens participated in tennis, while many more simply joined the festivities at the gala dinner and “shopped” at the large silent auction. Janet Pennewell and Pat Simpson co-chaired the 2013 event with a committee of more than 25 Country Club members and strong support from the Club’s general management and staff. Local residents and merchants helped make the event a success by sponsoring holes, making auction donations, and purchasing raffle tickets. The 2013 event raised nearly $54,000 to support breast cancer research and education through Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure. That brought the total raised through the Club’s Rally events over the years to more than $430,000. The Rally money contributed to Komen has helped fund breakthrough research and valuable commu-

Photo: Pat Simpson

Country Club raises hundreds of thousands to fight breast cancer

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money funds. We are especially proud the funds will be used toward our local kids,” said Lehman, who is the event’s official honorary chair. Weekend Jetaway takes place in a private jet hangar at the Scottsdale Airpark on Saturday, Nov. 1. It will feature live music and gourmet food and drinks from chefs across the Valley including Alliance Beverage, Proof Canteen and Talavera at the Four Season Scottsdale Resort Troon North, Sassi, SOL Cocina, The Yacht Club, Tom’s Thumb Marketplace, The Melting Pot and many more. The evening includes dancing, a high-end silent auction and casino games – with the winner from the evening taking home a free trip for four on a private jet. “The sky is the limit on what we can do to help our kids through this event, but partners are absolutely key,” said Lehman. “As we speak, our Elevate team and the Weekend Jetaway committee are working tirelessly to sign on sponsors. We are also working with local businesses right here in north Scottsdale on amazing live and silent auction packages. I encourage all of my fellow DC Ranch residents to get involved.” Lehman adds, “I just put together a special auction package – the chance to be my personal guest at the British Open.” Tickets to Weekend Jetaway start at $100 per person which are all-inclusive of food, drinks and entertainment. Sponsorships are available now and range from $500 to $10,000. Silent and live auction packages are also being accepted through the end of the month. To get involved at any level, or to purchase tickets, please visit WeekendJetaway. org or contact committee team member Alison Bailin at or 602.318.3775.

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For the past five years, PGA golf superstar and Country Club resident Tom Lehman has been working to elevate. And he isn’t referring to his golf game. “In 2009, I had the great honor to become a founding board member of Elevate Phoenix, a unique and often lifechanging program for Arizona youth,” said Lehman. “The initiative provides inschool teaching; after-school mentoring/ tutoring; career instruction/post-secondary preparation; character, life skills and peer leadership development; community service; adventure activities; and reading/literacy improvement within urban public schools.” Founded in Denver as Colorado Uplift, the model worked effectively with urban youth for more than 30 years. In line with Colorado’s success, the Phoenix organization’s primary mission, according to Lehman, is to strengthen character, empower knowledge and elevate relationships. Its success is directly measured by the success of its youth participants. Currently, the organization reports a 98 percent graduation rate and 90 percent post-secondary rate among participating youth in Arizona. “The heart of our success is the work of our team—primarily the staff members who serve as teachers, mentors, and life coaches to students over multiple years. Teacher mentors are available twentyfour-seven,” said Lehman. “These oneon-one connections make in-school learning more effective. As a part of this relational approach, Elevate Phoenix standardizes its learning objectives and equips staff to meet the varied learning needs of their students.” Currently, Elevate Phoenix is serving 4,500 local students at a cost of just $222 per student. As the nonprofit organization developed, it was supported wholly by contributions from businesses and civic organizations. However, with an eye toward growing the number of children it serves, Lehman and Elevate Phoenix are pleased to announce the launch of its first-ever signature fundraising event, the Weekend Jetaway Culinary Casino Classic, presented by AXA Advisors Southwest. “Weekend Jetaway is the brainchild of local wealth management firm AXA Advisors Southwest. They bring their staff together on a volunteer effort and

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By Jona Davis | Community Council The Community Council announces the Spotlight Speakers Series - speaking engagements designed to engage residents in thought-provoking, informative discussions. The residentlead committee invited speakers based on their expertise in an area of interest to DC Ranch residents. Kicking off the inaugural season are Robin Sewell leaders from the fields of history, medicine and journalism; covering a variety of topics that will enlighten, promote awareness and stimulate conversation. Award winning journalist and former Valley news anchor Robin Sewell has journeyed to all corners of the Grand Canyon State. As host of “Arizona Highways” she travels the state to highlight its unique destinations, people and experiences. Sewell’s Native American roots give her a special perspective on the land and history of Arizona. Sewell will explore Arizona’s Dr. Michael Breus history, culture and hidden treasures on Oct. 22. Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in sleep disorders, and is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show. As the subject of sleep continues to gain momentum, Dr. Breus has become a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field. Dr. Breus discusses Sleep Your Way to Health and Happiness on Dec. 3. From the Vietnam protests and Watergate in the 1970s to the beginning of the Iraq War, Aaron Brown journalist Aaron Brown has, quite literally, been there. Brown is best remembered for his reporting of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center for CNN for which he won the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award. Brown was a founding anchor for ABC’s “World News Now,” and later was the anchor of “World News Tonight Saturday.” Aaron Brown shares Turning Points in TV News History on Feb. 18. Gatherings are complimentary for DC Ranch residents. Please RSVP on

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October 2014

Around Scottsdale

Arizona Fall League starts in October at Scottsdale Stadium Come cheer on your home team – the Scottsdale Scorpions, as they take on top minor league players from both the American and National leagues. Former Fall League players include Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Derek Jeter. While at the stadium, visit the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame and concession stands. Individual adult game tickets are $7. Senior and children tickets are $6. Visit or call 480.312.2586 for more information.

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Scottsdale International Film Festival runs Oct. 9-13

The festival is a destination event and catalyst for connecting diverse filmmakers from around the world. This year’s festival will feature dozens of films from various nations at multiple times throughout the five-day run. Films are screened at the Harkins Shea 14 Theatres. More details are available at

All aboard for the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Railfair This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12. Railfair features model train displays, exhibits, moonwalks and face painting. Don’t miss the award-winning Model Railroad Building displaying O, N and HO scale trains. Many of the park’s seldom-seen railroad equipment will be on display. Train and carousel rides are $2 each, with children younger than three riding free with a paying adult. For more information call 480.312.2312 or visit

Sign the kids up for Scottsdale fall break camps

Looking for something fun to do over fall break? Scottsdale Parks & Recreation is offering students in first through fifth grades a chance to participate in fun and exciting recreational activities such as crafts, science projects, sports, and fitness competitions. The camps are Oct. 13-17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain View Community Center or Horizon Community Center. Prices start at $80 for the week. For more information or to register, call 480.312.2584 (Mountain View) or 480.312.2650 (Horizon) or go online to

Learn about the “Unsalt Scottsdale” rebate program


The Scottsdale Water Resources Department has launched a two-year pilot program to reduce the amount of salt levels in our reclaimed water. Reclaimed water is an essential part of Scottsdale’s water portfolio; it’s used for groundwater recharge and landscape irrigation. The pilot rebate program will help “unsalt” Scottsdale with three options. Learn more at

Celebrate the Preserve at free Oct. 18 event

October is McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month. To celebrate, Scottsdale is hosting a free community event on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Browns Ranch Trailhead. Come out for a variety of fun and informative activities focused on the Preserve. Event details and a schedule can be found at

Arizona Taco Festival heats up Oct. 18-19 Get ready for taco heaven. Guests will be treated to live bands, chef cooking demonstrations, hilarious on-stage contests, and access to more $2 tacos than ever before. There are food tasting opportunities to determine who has the best tacos. Many of the taco teams are serving unique varieties available only at the Taco Festival. It all takes place at the Salt River Fields. Learn more at

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Before Rosie the Riveter, there was Annie Oakley By Beatrice Shelton | Community Council

Photo: Beatrice Shelton

Unsung heroes are underlying characters in American history. Many go unnamed, while others remain simple whispers of our past. Before the suffrage movement or a national platform for feminists to speak freely, there was a sharpshooter blazing her own trail for women: Ohio native Annie Oakley. Her life served as a prelude to conversations that would shape our nation’s future in many ways.

Author of Little Miss Sure Shot, Jeffrey Marshall


Inspired by the tales of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Desert Camp resident Jeffrey Marshall became intrigued by Annie Oakley and her life as a rough and tumble pioneer of the 19th century. “Buffalo Bill had a great story to tell – but I learned quickly that Annie Oakley was the true star of his show,” said Marshall. “She was a woman who could compete with the best of any man.” This spring, Marshall published Little Miss Sure Shot: Annie Oakley’s World, which is a historical novel about the life of Annie Oakley. The book is available through Amazon or Having worked as a writer, magazine editor and contributor to The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly and Crain’s New York Business, Marshall wanted to write a historical novel that captured the intricacies of a person’s life without having to develop an original storyline. The novel is based largely on actual events of Annie Oakley’s life. However, Marshall reimagined many of these events through conversations and meetings with famous figures such as


P.T. Barnum and Thomas Edison, among others, as well as places Annie could have seen and experienced. “I quickly became fascinated by stories of Annie Oakley through my research on Buffalo Bill,” Marshall said. Annie’s starring role in Buffalo Bill’s traveling show is what catapulted her to international fame in the late 1880s. Buffalo Bill Cody himself is an important figure in the novel, too, as he was responsible for identifying her talents as a sharpshooter. But a far more central and important figure, often overlooked, was Annie’s husband and manager of 50 years, Frank Butler. Their loving marriage was by far the most important relationship in Annie’s life. Marshall recounted that, “Annie and her husband never had children. In fact, her life was so completely opposite from that of a traditional woman of her time. They both lived a different life, and her husband was very supportive of that.” Annie Oakley’s legend lives on to this day, even though the height of her Kyko ad


fame goes back well over a century. She maintained her amazing shooting skills even into the last years of her life. And like Amelia Earhart or Babe Didrikson Zaharias, she was a woman ahead of her time – competing and making an indelible mark in a field dominated by men.

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Community Garden

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Master Garden Coach joins DC Ranch Certified Desert Landscaper, Master Gardener and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, Tyler Storey, has been named “Garden Coach” of the DC Ranch Community Garden at Copper Ridge School and will serve as a resource to all gardeners of DC Ranch. “People move here from all over the country and they have a lot of trouble adapting,” said Storey. “Gardening in the desert is not difficult, but it is different.” Storey helped plant his first tree at the age of four, and has been gardening and landscaping ever since. In his own gardens, he has made almost every mistake possible, and a few that should have been impossible (ask him sometime about The Adventure of The Great Sinking Pecan Tree). Storey was senior program coordinator

for Urban Horticulture at the University of Arizona’s Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, where he helped teach the finest group of volunteer Master Gardeners in the state. Storey will have Saturday “garden hours” at The Garden to meet with individual gardeners, answer questions and provide assistance: Saturday, Oct. 11 | 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 | 2 – 4 p.m.

The garden is a shared vision of the community’s residents and educators. It will serve as a catalyst for social interaction, encourage selfreliance, produce nutritious food, and create opportunities for exercise, education and fun. Please visit for more information and RSVP today.

This year’s Spooky Carnival celebration—Spooky Seas— is creeping up on DC Ranch residents. In light of this spooktacular event, here are some fun-filled facts about Halloween and the party that will send you overboard!

1,400 4,000

of candy at Spooky Seas

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Around the Ranch

Ranch News

Here are some highlights from recent DC Ranch community events and programs.

Latin beats filled The Homestead Community Center during Zumba class Sept.4. Photo: Beatrice Shelton

Animal artist Fiona Purdy showcased her passion for art, culture and world-wide travel during Passport to Art Sept. 4 at Desert Camp Community Center. Photo: Scott Baker

On Sept. 4, parents and caregivers participated in games, crafts and other activities during Storytime at The Homestead Community Center. Photo: Beatrice Shelton

Little Wranglers joined the Fantastic Fire Department for an evening of interactive games and imaginary adventure during Wranglers Sept. 5. Photo: Scott Baker

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The Community Council’s fall intern Scott Baker, enjoys time around DC Ranch before graduating from Arizona State University this December. Photo: Beatrice Shelton

The DC Ranch Women’s Club gathered for a luncheon at Silverleaf on Sept. 10. Photo: Lynette Whitener

Tweens “glowed” their way through an indoor, jungled themed miniature golf course at Glow Putt in Scottsdale Sept. 5. Photo: Brandon Curtis

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Kids in Silverleaf cooled off with Splash Adventure Camp and wrapped up the summer with Kona Ice and other fun activities. Photo: Silverleaf

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