DC Ranch News - December 2019

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DC Ranch looks ahead to 2020

Wild things Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center gives animals refuge


Living a Ranch dogs’ life


Neighborhood spotlight: Upper Canyon

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Finding the perfect gift this season

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2020 Vision DC Ranch News is a not-for-profit newspaper published by the DC Ranch Community Council to promote the DC Ranch lifestyle. The publication strives to build community by connecting current and future residents along with DC Ranch stakeholders through interesting stories and pictures. Ranch News offers value to its advertisers and perpetuates DC Ranch’s community values. DC Ranch Community Council spotlights local businesses as a service to the community and for information purposes only. DC Ranch does not recommend or endorse any described products or services. Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Mike Gertzman Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Alexandra Duemer and Terri Raimondi 480.585.1641 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

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Do you recall thinking, as a child, that 2020 seemed so far away, and that you would be incredibly ancient by that time? I certainly do! Well, the future is here and we, as a community, are ready for it. Several initiatives have taken place over the past few years in DC Ranch to prepare. These include:

• DCR2020 Strategic Plan which sets the course for our future • Segmentation Study which identifies our resident population, now and into the future • Community-Wide Survey which provides valuable feedback from residents • Reserve Studies plan for repair and replacement of existing community assets • Operating Budget the annual plan for operating the community • Capital Fund collects funds for future improvements to amenities • Master Plan identifies the top new amenity needs for the community Now is the time to make things happen. We are implementing the strategic plan and many initiatives identified by residents in the community survey; get details in the budget mailing (sent in late November). And the first edition of the master plan report will be presented in 2020; look for an opportunity to weigh in on that.

As we close out 2019 and embark on 2020, I invite you to relish in our present by being engaged in our community, through connecting with neighbors, attending DC Ranch Day, serving as an NVM, applying for the Resident Leadership Development Program and to enjoy all DC Ranch has to offer. Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season,

Living Connected DC Ranch seamlessly connects people to the beauty of both the created environment and the natural Sonoran Desert. Residents feel a sense of community, connecting with each other in friendship and common interest. It is a thoughtfully crafted community designed with unprecedented attention to detail. DC Ranch has a distinctive governance structure with ample resources that exist to ensure a legacy of an amenity-rich and active way of life. The highest standards and a convenient north Scottsdale location establish DC Ranch as a nationally desirable place to live with an exceptional quality of life and premium home values.

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director




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Ranch Updates

Looking ahead to



anch Association extends warm wishes for a blessed holiday season to all DC Ranch families. While 2019 winds to a close, there are plenty of projects and events on the horizon. In January, the 2020 Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs) will be announced. One of their first tasks is to elect the Association’s Board of Directors. There are four seats due for re-election in April. NVMs play an integral role in the election process as they cast their votes for open director positions on behalf of the neighbors that they were elected to represent. That’s why it’s important for all owners to communicate with their NVM to ensure that your views are considered. Candidate bios and statements will be posted on DCRanch.com.

Short-term rentals are prohibited


There are many common-area neighborhood and community-wide projects slated for 2020, such as: • New gate equipment and security computers • Street sealing and repairs • Addition of a Community Standards vehicle • Landscape improvements, turf renovations and new park area furniture • Two roadway bridges in the Upper Canyon will be cleaned and stained • Pioneer mailbox cluster replaced Turf renovation

Tree replacement Roofs Painting Gate equipment Streets

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ecurity is always a concern, especially during the holiday season, when many people are busy shopping or awaiting packages ordered online. Ranch Association will host its second annual Community Safety Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., during which local law enforcement and home safety vendors will share safety tips. Last year, more than 100 residents attended to learn first-hand from Scottsdale Police and Fire officials who presented on a variety of topics. This year, learn about new web-based home products that make life safer and easier by controlling garage doors and lighting remotely through computers or cell phones. 3 years Appetizers and happy hour beverages 3 years will be served as residents enjoy the 20-25 years featured presentations and browse the 5 years for wood and metal products on display. The event is free 10 years for all other exterior surfaces and open to all DC Ranch residents. 5 years for cameras 12 years for gate operator barriers

6 years for seal coating 25-35 years for paving, depending on traffic loads

Cluster mailboxes

20 years

Landscape controllers

10 years

Playground equipment

15 years

Here is the current replacement schedule of reserve budget items for common area amenities

Park furniture

6 years he high tourism season is just Playground soft surfaces 6 years around the corner as North Scottsdale plays host to several major golf, auto and equestrian events. Residents are reminded that shortterm rentals are not permitted in DC Ranch. Tenant leases must be a minimum of six months and only two rentals are permitted in any calendar year. The Association’s Community Standards team regularly checks websites for advertising of any weekly or monthly rentals in DC Ranch. The fine for short term leasing (or advertising) starts at $1,000. Residents who rent their homes should also submit a Tenant Registration Form to ensure that their renter is added to the community’s database for notifications, event registrations and emergency messaging. The registration form also creates a separate security account for the tenant allowing for gate and community center access. There are so many wonderful reasons to live in DC Ranch, so it’s important that tenants are properly registered to enjoy all that the community has to offer.


Community Safety Forum to be held at The Homestead

Did you know?

Now that cooler temperatures are here, did you know that you can reduce irrigation to your landscape and trees? Water management experts recommend turning off

irrigation between Dec. 1 and Mar. 1. The goal is to irrigate minimally while maintaining a landscape that is aesthetically vibrant and supportive to plant health. Ranch Association does not irrigate most common area plants and trees during this time. Residents learned about home water management and other resourceful information on painting and exterior lighting during the Home and Landscape Expo held in October. Due to the overwhelming positive response, another event is planned for next year.

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Monthly Planner WE’RE GROWING See what’s new!

The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch in December; some have fees. For the most current program and event information and to register, please visit DCRanch.com or call 480.342.7178.


Second Annual Community Safety Forum 5 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead Grapenuts: Holiday Wines 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp


Creative Arts Class: Holiday Cocktails 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp


DC Ranch Gives: Group Service Project Sunday, Dec. 15 | 1:15 to 6:30 p.m. Depart The Homestead Ages 5+ | $5 In the spirit of the season, make this a family event. Join other residents as we help Hope 4 Phoenix provide food for the less fortunate during their Thankful Sundays event. Volunteers will prepare and serve dinner at First Church UCC of Phoenix. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Transportation, water and Gives volunteer shirt are provided.

PJs and Pancakes: Frozen 9 to 10:30 a.m. | The Homestead


Speaker Series: From Big Idea to Big Screen 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead


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Food Truck Night: Best of the Best 5 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp


Off the Ranch: Holiday Dinner at Stonegrill 6 to 9 p.m. Stonegrill at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

PJs and Pancakes: Frozen Saturday, Dec. 7 9 to 10:30 a.m. | The Homestead $15 for adults and children 13+; $7 for ages 4-12; ages 0-3 are free. Wear your PJs as the community gathers for a beloved DC Ranch tradition! Prizes will be given to contestants with the Best Slippers, Best Bed Head and Best Family PJs. There are also holiday crafts and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and other friends. Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet of pancakes, eggs, sausage and a hot cocoa bar.


Women’s Club: Holiday Coffee 10 a.m. to Noon | Desert Camp

SUNDAY | DEC. 15 DC Ranch Gives: Group Service Project 1:15 to 6:30 p.m. Depart The Homestead


Men’s Club: Social Hour 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

Speaker Series: From Big Idea to Big Screen Wednesday, Dec. 11 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead Ages 21+ | Free Long before we see a film on the big screen, someone has an idea, develops the story and writes a script. With good luck and reputation, someone buys the rights to produce the film. Join screen writers Greg and Sara Bernstein and film producer Fred Green, residents of DC Ranch, as they give a “behind-the-scenes” look at the movie making process. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers, wine and beer provided.

RECURRING EVENTS All Levels Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead Yoga Basics Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead Strength and Balance Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Homestead Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

Social Bridge Club Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp The Art Club Thursdays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

Drop-in Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp Canasta Club Fridays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Liking Hiking Every second Tuesday | 8:00 a.m. Every fourth Saturday | 8:00 a.m. Email slowenhar@gmail.com for details.

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Shining a light on four-legged ranchers!


hank you to everyone who shared their sweet pup photos and stories with us this year! Stay tuned for details on our 2020 photo contest.

Have you taken the PUP Pledge?

DC Ranch is a community that loves its residents and their pets—offering an abundance of paths, trails and parks to enjoy together. Show your pride in being a PUP-friendly owner in DC Ranch, committed to picking up after pets to keep the community clean and inviting for all. Visit the ‘My Home’ tab on DCRanch.com to complete your pledge and receive an official PUP bandanna, leash and doggie bags.


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“Ghost is a 3-year-old rescue from Texas. He was abandoned in a Texas shelter (on the euthanize list) when the White German Shepherd Rescue of Arizona stepped in and drove him to Phoenix. He doesn’t like being alone and is happiest when we are all sitting with him. He’s a super sweet gentle giant. Come say hi when we are walking in the Silverleaf Arcadia neighborhood.” —Loren

“Tina and Abby are both rescue babies and very precious to our family. They fly to the Ranch with us from the Bay Area and love the wonderful dog walking areas. Say hello next time you see us around the Ranch!” —Margaret and Floyd

“This is Bodi, he just turned 6 years old and is a double ACL survivor. He spent almost a year in recovery which was hard for him since he’s such an active dog; loves catching the frisbee in the air and his long walks in DC Ranch. He only has love to give and is attached to my hip!” —Sandra

Newsworthy Development at Pima/Legacy moving forward

LAST CALL! Resident leadership program applications

Two projects planned for the northwest corner of Pima Road and Legacy Boulevard, located just outside of DC Ranch, will soon become a reality. The first, a one-story Chase Bank building, recently broke ground. The bank will have two entrances, one on Legacy Boulevard and one from southbound Pima Road; it will feature two drive-through ATM lanes.

DC Ranch is launching a new leadership program for residents and applications for Class 1 are due Dec. 15.

The second project, a luxury independent living complex, is working its way through final City of Scottsdale approvals. The complex will have close to 200 units in one, two- and three-story buildings.

Home sale in Silverleaf gives proceeds to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

A custom home built by Sommer Custom Homes and presented by The Bill & Joanne Stock Foundation recently sold in the Arcadia neighborhood of Silverleaf. The 7,350 square foot property had nearly all materials Stock Foundation home at 9849 E Legacy Lane used in the construction donated by local businesses. All profits from the recent sale will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s One Darn Cool School, an in-house education center where patients can continue their studies during treatment.

Do you want to contribute your knowledge and leadership skillset to the community? Or are you interested in learning more about the community’s governance and operations?

The program’s goal is to provide a pipeline of talented leaders who are serving the needs of the community as a member of a committee, focus group, outreach ambassador, Neighborhood Voting Member or on a Board of Directors. There will be eight sessions with each including classroom-style instruction and an interactive segment to get a behindthe-scenes look at operations and establish positive, collaborative, long-term working relationships. The program application and more detailed information is available on DCRanch.com.

Did you know? You can find updated information and links about matters of interest in and around DC Ranch on dcranch.com/newsworthy

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ucked away on a long, dusty road off Rio Verde Drive and 156th Street in North Scottsdale sits Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC), a non-profit sanctuary for wild animals. Other than the occasional howl, you wouldn’t know it was there. Founded by Linda Searles 25 years ago, the 10-acre property rehabilitates native animals who are found orphaned, injured or abused. Each animal has a story. Home to over 200 coyotes, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coati, deer, foxes, owls and more, the SWCC mission is to save lives. The property consists of a medical center, habitats available for tour and a sanctuary that keeps animals who will be released back into the wild more isolated from human interaction. Through the spring and early summer of this year, 300 animals were brought in (even from out of state) to be treated and re-released, often within weeks. It’s hard to imagine that people still think a wild animal can be taken home as a pet, yet it happens regularly. One such couple found a baby javelina and gave him a home, a bed and even his own TV. Concerned neighbors are often the ones who report these cases to Arizona Game and Fish.

Take a walk on the wild side Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center gives animals refuge Schedule a visit Location 27026 N 156th Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Tours The center offers one to three tours Tuesday through Saturday, depending on the season. To register, visit the website and see if space is available. Admission $25; $15 for ages 3-12; free for 2 and under. Full and new moon tours, $30 per person; free for 2 and under. More info Visit southwestwildlife.org or call 480.471.9109


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SWCC is always looking for volunteers and donations of all kinds (they even have an Amazon wish list). Veterinarians from around the Valley volunteer their time to help the clinic and lab to run as a hospital. Volunteers are needed year-round to assist with animal care and educational programs. “The day is filled with lots of cleaning, feeding and making sure the animals have what they need. We are open to wildlife 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Nolan explains. In July, the foundation lost its corporate food sponsor and made a call to the community for donations. The response was overwhelming, and within weeks they had a full year’s supply of food for the animals. New this year, SWCC is offering the option to sponsor a nursery baby. A variety of displaced wildlife babies come to the sanctuary year-round. Sponsors will not know what baby animal they get until their sponsorship package arrives. While all other animals available to sponsor are either educational animals or permanent residents you can meet on a tour, nursery babies cannot be viewed by the public. These wild babies need their privacy and limited association with people, so they remain wild enough to be released back where they belong. The government agency will seize the animal and bring it to someplace like SWCC for evaluation and rehabilitation. “The goal is always to get them back out in the wild, but when animals are domesticated they are no longer wild,” says Mike Nolan, Director of campaign planning and development. Scheduled tours of SWCC allow visitors to get up close with the animals and learn about their personal story. For example, Tocho the mountain lion was raised as a pet in Southern Arizona for six months and fed mostly dog food. The nutrition was

insufficient which resulted in metabolic bone disease, a common concern with many of the rescued animals here. He arrived with multiple leg fractures, causing them to grow shorter and crooked. Because of this condition, Tocho cannot be released into the wild.

Leo, another resident, is a jaguar-leopard mix who spent his first two years of life with a Las Vegas magic show. The handlers removed his canine teeth and claws, but they botched the claw removal making it painful for him to walk. His habitat is specially maintained with grass for added padding. Animals like these have a forever home at this accredited sanctuary. Each habitat provides the environment the animal needs, including shade and places to hide. Dubbed the Red Cross for wildlife in Arizona, SWCC has also played an important role in the comeback of the endangered Mexican gray wolf. There are 15 wolves on property (protected by the federal government) who were used for genetic diversity to save the breed from extinction and they now live here in retirement.


The center is currently in discussion with Maricopa County to move into a regional park with plenty of land for continued expansion. The move can’t come soon enough as SWCC has outgrown its space. However, it also means the organization must raise funds for a move and construction at the new space.

It is with the mission of giving hope to helpless animals that SWCC works in partnership with the community to provide a vital service. “We don’t receive any state or federal funding and couldn’t do this without the public’s support,” Nolan said.

Special events

Space is limited. Adults $30; Children (Ages 3-11) $20, ages 2 and under are free. Happy Howlidays Party Saturday, Dec. 14 and 21 | 5 to 7 p.m. Celebrate the holiday spirit in this rustic setting. Enjoy hot cocoa by the fire while listening to carolers. Guests will be invited to walk through our decorated wildlife sanctuary to view animals enjoying their treats!

Speaker Series Local organizations and wildlife professionals will discuss living with our fascinating local wildlife and conservation efforts to save them for future generations. Each event starts with a short tour followed by a one-hour presentation from the featured speaker. • Wednesday, Jan. 15 | 5 p.m. Fall in love with our local reptiles from the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary. • Wednesday, March 18 | 5 p.m. Hear about the mule deer tracking program happening in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

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n Oct. 30, artist Charlene Falk opened C Gallery on Market Street with a passion to share the healing power of art. With a strong focus on philanthropy, a percentage of every sale goes toward local and national charities.

Falk has been painting for over 20 years as a form of healing and expression in her own life. She had been selling privately to clients in Canada and New York and is now looking forward to giving other artists the chance to showcase their unique abilities. These artists share an understanding of the healing aspect of creating and viewing art in different ways that allow for new and provocative perspectives.

C Gallery features large oil paintings on canvas and wood, alongside the photography of featured artists. The art is primarily abstract expressionism including female figures, landscape and nature. A notable exhibit by Falk will be released to the public on Jan. 20, 2020 entitled “And Into the Forest I Go To Lose My Mind and Find My Soul,” based on the environmental philosopher John Muir.

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C Gallery hosted the kickoff for the Child Rescue Fundraiser which prepared donors for the upcoming February 26th event. Falk donated a piece of art that was auctioned to local art collectors. All proceeds were donated to Child Rescue, an organization that partners with current and former military members to rescue children from human trafficking and slavery.

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What brought you to Scottsdale? So many things pulled us in the direction of Scottsdale, but most of all the endless opportunities and bright future for our four-year-old daughter Mina.

What got you interested in your job?

I’m an entrepreneur through and through, so I recognized what an amazing time it was to open a CBD boutique, one that only carries the highest quality and genuinely helps people. (CBD is derived from industrial hemp plants but eliminates the intoxicating effects of THC.)

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The gallery will also serve as a unique space for curated events, meetings, private dinners and experiences. For more information, contact Gallery C Gallery Director Eva 20789 N Pima Rd Koehne at Suite 100 eva@cgalleryScottsdale AZ 85255 art.com.

RTT Home Group currently has motivated buyers looking for DC Ranch homes. Call us before you talk to anyone else as we may be able to sell your home off market.

It’s definitely the homemade shake my wife makes every morning packed with organic fruits, greens, flaxseed and almond milk. It ensures I get a dose of all the healthy things I need to get me through a busy day.

What is a motto you live by? Nature’s Secret 18221 N Pima Rd #110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480.937.7799

Every day I work towards being a better version of myself and everyday my motto changes as I improve, grow and learn about who I am and where I want to go.


Elevating the Silverleaf golf experience

Perfect Smile

Bill Stines



ilverleaf Club is pleased to announce Bill Stines as the new Director of Golf.

His impressive tournament oversight, playing history, professional accolades and continuing golfAs a member of the focused education span his entire PGA of America career. He has been involved in since 1989, Stines over 50 tournaments including host brings over 30 years of experience PGA Professional in the golf industry, for the 1991 U.S. most recently at the Silverleaf Club recently unveiled Amateur at The Scioto Country Club two unique, on-course comfort Honors Course and in Columbus, Ohio stations to further enhance their the 2016 U.S. Senior where he was the already impressive golf experience. Open at Scioto Head Golf ProfesCountry Club. The structures, located at sional for 15 years. Prior to this, Stines was the first employee and Director of Golf at Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale. He also served as Director of Golf at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Head Golf Professional at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Throughout the years at many premier courses, his mission has always been to run a highly service-oriented golf operation.

hole 6 green and hole 15 tee, will present expanded food and beverage offerings with mainstays as well as rotational items. Built with the golfer in mind, items will include individual snacks of all types—sugary, salty and savory. A special highlight will be the expansive sweet station to rekindle one’s inner child. This update will not only serve as an on-course convenience and wow factor, it will also help the Silverleaf team to anticipate the needs of golfers and guests.

Additionally, Stines has wide-ranging experience with various organizations including Titleist, serving in many capacities on the Advisory Council and as Advisory Staff as well as serving on the Peter Millar Inner Circle Board.

Stines’ extensive experience with every aspect of golf operations and his pursuit of inspiring member connectivity through a thoughtful and focused approach make him a wonderful addition.

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Neighborhood Spotlight

Upper Canyon Neighborhood:



he Upper Canyon of Silverleaf is the largest land area of DC Ranch stretching east from Reata Pass to The Gateway Trailhead in the McDowell Mountains. Grand estates of Spanish and Mediterranean Revival architectural styles grace the spacious hillsides offering panoramic, mountain and city views. Formal estate gardens surround many of the estate homes Bud Kern with picturesque desert open space between residences. The neighborhood streets are serene and quiet surrounded only by the sights and sounds of desert life. Despite the space between each residence, the neighbors are close-knit and engaged with one another and the community.


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Meet the Neighborhood Voting Member: BUD KERN

y wife and I had been snowbirds in Scottsdale for a number of years and decided we wanted to make Scottsdale a permanent part of our lives after retirement. We looked at homes in various parts of Scottsdale and decided upon DC Ranch due to its location, quality infrastructure, landscaping, beautiful homes and friends who lived here. Being close to everything but being tucked away near the mountains is a special treat.

Everyone has busy schedules and it is difficult to take the time to become personally engaged in community processes. Before I was an NVM I made assumptions about how the community was managed and the

processes to do so. After becoming an NVM and seeing how the community is managed from the inside, I learned that we have a much more comprehensive and competent systems in place to oversee DC Ranch than I imagined. It's an impressive process that is mostly not obvious to residents, but that functions very well and allows residents to take for granted the benefits of our community while appreciating the results. I would urge folks to get on a committee, become an NVM, join a Board

or become involved in some fashion to see firsthand how things work and to contribute to the process to keep DC Ranch special.” Kern has served on the Community Council Board of Directors since 2016 and currently serves as Vice President. To learn more about volunteer or leadership opportunities, call The Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500.


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Halloween fun at Spooky Carnival

s a n ta’s pa r a d e 5 : 3 0 P M s a n ta a n d f r i e n d s arrive on market street

performances 6:00 PM copper ridge middle school band and choir to perform

enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, tasty treats, carolers and fun holiday activities on this fun-filled evening!

tree lighting 7:00 PM tree lighting on the plaza

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Find the perfect gift at The Spa at DC Ranch Village

hether you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, or in need of self-pampering, The Spa at DC Ranch Village is open to everyone (even non-members) and will exceed expectations every time. The Spa offers treatment packages tailored to individual needs, as the expert technicians work to improve tissue health, therapeutic recovery and optimal body spa services. During the month of December, The DC Ranch Spa is offering a $10 coupon with the purchase of a $100 gift card and a variety of seasonal specials:

The Arctic Berry Chill Facial features an enzyme exfoliant that breaks down and removes dead skin to leave your skin feeling refreshed and new. A blend of four anti-rich plants prevent visible signs of aging, and essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids replenish the skin’s moisture while restoring appearance of elasticity. The facial includes dermaplane or microdermabrasion for $125. The Spa at DC Ranch Village

18501 N Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85255 • For more information or to book an appointment for the perfect holiday gift, please call 480.515.5522 or visit villageclubs.com.

If you’re looking for a head-to-toe relaxation experience, the Stone Crop Seasonal Body Wrap has got you covered (literally). A revitalizing sugar- and salt-based Stone Crop Body Scrub gently polishes the skin and a thin layer of Stone Crop Restorative Body Gel Mask is layered over the Scrub. Hot towels warm the body. While wrapped, circulation increases, and skin is tightened and toned. The final touch is the Stone Crop Contour Body Cream. This total body treatment is offered as the December special for $105. The Hot Apple Buttered Rum Pedi is the sweetest treat of this holiday season. A hot apple cider fizzing soak awakens your feet, followed by a butter rum sugar scrub, honey oat yogurt masque, hydrated with our signature honey heel glaze and finished with a velvet sundae shea butter cream, just $65.

The Spa at DC Ranch Village carries everything from thoughtful stocking stuffers from Lollia (perfume, lotion, cream, bubble bath) and Scottsdale Candle Company (candles made from high end champagne, wine and tequila bottles), to memorable gifts like Wrap Ups (cozy robes and wraps with intricate designs made for the temperate AZ seasons), and satin pillowcases and eye masks.

Around Scottsdale Scottsdazzle events continue in December. Spread the holiday cheer through the end of the year … canal concerts, a Sweet Treat Trail, Gold Palette ArtWalk and more. Scottsdazzle.com

Bring in the holiday season with Holiday Lights. Take a ride through

a wonderful winter wonderland! Opening night is Friday, Nov. 29, and the event runs through Sunday, Jan. 5, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Festivities take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly, with a few exceptions.

The Holiday Lights experience on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad is $5 with children 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult. TheRailroadPark.com

Alli Ortega Empty Bowls raises funds to fight hunger. This year’s event takes

place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Scottsdale Community College, Student Center cafeteria. Local artisans sell hand-crafted bowls—proceeds benefit Vista del Camino social services. ScottsdaleArts.org, search “Empty Bowls”

Plug into Electronics Recycling Day Dec. 7.

Scottsdale residents can recycle electronics from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the city’s North Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador. Items accepted include

computer, office and entertainment equipment. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “electronic recycling”

Dash, dance and prance your way to Pinnacle Peak Park’s Jingle Hike, Dec. 7. Enjoy a ho-ho-ho hike and a trailside visit with the jolly old guy himself. Various times are available Saturday, Dec. 7, at the park: 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Strollers and bikes are not allowed. It’s free, but registration is required and begins Oct. 8, by calling 480.312.0990.

Protect your identity by attending “Shred It” event, Dec. 7. Bring your

personal and/or commercial documents to the “Shred It” event from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $4 per box or bag. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “shredding event”

“Begged and Borrowed” duo provides holiday music delight. Join Shannon Schumann and Rick Boyle for an afternoon interweaving traditional Celtic holiday music and favorite holiday tunes. The free program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. ScottsdaleLibrary.org

Via Linda Senior Center holiday art show draws gallery-caliber talent, Dec. 13. Student

and instructor artwork will be on display at a reception starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the center. Admission is free with one canned food item to benefit the Vista del Camino Food Bank. Call 480.312.5810 for details.


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Happy Holidays from Silverleaf Realt y

Private Estate in Horseshoe Canyon at Silverleaf

New Construction in Arcadia at Silverleaf

Newly Completed Home in the Village at Silverleaf

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 8,741 SF – $6,499,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828

5 Bed / 6 Bath / 7,577 SF – $4,525,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 5,513 SF – $3,995,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

City Light and Mountain View Homesite in Silverleaf

Fully Renovated Modern Gem in the Parks of Silverleaf

Estate Homesite in Horseshoe Canyon at Silverleaf

3.67 Acres / 66,400 SF Building Env – $2,825,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

DC Ranch Estate with Stunning Views 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 4,655 SF – $3,250,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

6 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 6,061 SF – $3,850,000 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

3.84 Acres / 66,000 SF Building Env – $2,875,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

Dramatic Homesite in the Summit at Silverleaf

Charming Villa on the Park in Silverleaf

3.72 Acres / 32,763 Building Env – $2,195,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036 Natalie Palmer 602.488.2009

3 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 3,314 SF – $1,799,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273 Rhonda Claxton 602.571.5538

For more information on available listings or to find out what your property may be worth contact Silverleaf Realty today. 480.725.4608 • SilverleafRealty.com 18801 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 All property is subject to availability. © 2019 Silverleaf Realty. All rights reserved. All Silverleaf and DC Ranch lot owners are eligible to apply for membership to the private golf club; however, lot ownership is separate from Silverleaf Club or The Club at DC Ranch membership and does not provide guarantee of acceptance. Additional membership fees and restrictions apply. Prices subject to change.


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