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Ranch News

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Meet the new Community Council Executive Director

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

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Growing the community garden

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Pioneers: Meet the first manager of DC Ranch

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Nominate a neighbor for Volunteer of the Year.

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Spring in Scottsdale! Enjoy hiking, festivals and sports in your own backyard.

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival | C. Elliott Photography Scottsdale Arts Festival

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Spring in your step Hello!—I couldn’t have picked a better season to join the Community Council team than springtime. From cheering on the Diamondbacks at spring training games, to hiking and biking through wildflowers in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, spring is prime time to be outdoors in Scottsdale. As the Council’s new Executive Director, I look forward to meeting you, perhaps outdoors on a trail or at one of DC Ranch’s 20th anniversary events.

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.

Also new, is the DC Ranch Men’s Club. This great group of guys has a lot of activities planned in 2018—including a weekly breakfast gathering, a panel discussion, and outings throughout Scottsdale. You can read more about the club on page 9, and be sure to join them for a Monday morning cup of coffee.

Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Jeremy Stevens Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Terri Raimondi and Nia Hughes 480.585.1641 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

Habitat at the Ranch is March 2 and 3. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, I invite you to roll up your sleeves and show your community spirit in a way that will last for generations to come. The event is the first off-site project for the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity. DC Ranch residents will help erect the frame of a house in the parking lot of The Homestead Community Center. The frame will then be transported to its permanent location and become a family’s new home. I’m looking forward to the Programs and Events Open House on March 7. Come learn about all the activities DC Ranch currently offers and give us input on what you’d like to see for programs in the future.

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Ranch Updates

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he DC Ranch Association election process for its Board of Directors is now underway. Residents are encouraged to apply. This year, four director seats will be open for election, as the two-year terms for President Susan Grace, Secretary Tom Headley, Treasurer Mike Esparza and Director Don Matheson expire. Candidate applications ask for prior volunteer, board or committee experience; civic involvement; education; and any professional designations. Residents should also plan to attend the Meet the Candidates Forum tentatively set for Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at The Homestead Community Center.

Board candidates must be DC Ranch residents and be in good-standing with community standards, assessments and fees. Applicants may download candidate forms online at DCRanch.com, or pick one up at The Ranch Offices on Market Street during regular business hours. If elected, board members will serve two-year terms.

Election Timeline

Consider serving your community March 5

Deadline for candidate applications | 5 p.m.

March 14

Meet the Candidates Night | 6 p.m. at The Homestead

March 16

Ballots mailed to Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs) and residents (if required)

April 2

Board members elected at the Ranch Association Annual Meeting | 6 p.m. at The Homestead

In 2017, the Board addressed many important matters such as speed enforcement, drones, and policies to set standards for board conduct, ethics and governance. The Board also created a new Policy Committee to provide advice on all policyrelated matters.

Pet waste is a pet peeve

Pet and non-pet owners alike have voiced concerns about pet waste in the community. It effects every neighborhood, as well as the path and trail system that winds through DC Ranch. DC Ranch has tried various approaches to address this concern through the years. This month, a new program called PUP (Pick Up Poop) is being introduced where pet owners sign a pledge to dispose of waste properly. The pilot PUP program will be rolled-out first in Desert Parks Village (neighborhoods south of Legacy Boulevard). Residents who take the PUP pledge will receive a DC Ranch branded dog bandana, leash and waste bags to identify their promise to pick up waste. The entire community is being evaluated to determine where pet waste disposal stations are needed. Five additional stations have already been added along 94th and 91st Streets south of Legacy. Maintenance crews from the Ranch Association and both apartment complexes, (Desert Parks Vista and Camden Foothills) are also assisting with pet waste removal.

Landscape Workshop March 19

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Ranch residents take pride in keeping the community looking its best. Education plays an important role and, as a part of the process, the Community Standards team will present a free seminar for residents and their landscape providers Monday, March 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Homestead Community Center. The event will feature a presentation from Scottsdale Fire on creating a defensible space around your home. Additionally, the landscape modification process will be reviewed as well as the use of lighting,

desert pavement, chemical applications and water management. An in-depth look at the landscape modification submittal process will be reviewed as well as various design concepts such as use of artificial turf, desert pavement, granite applications and prohibited plants. In honor of DC Ranch’s 20th anniversary, residents who complete the training will receive a $200 credit on modification fees. Landscape providers who complete the course will be added to the DC Ranch certified Landscape Provider List posted on DCRanch.com and will receive a certificate of completion.

New NVMs welcomed The Ranch Association hosted a happy hour reception on Thursday, Jan. 18, to welcome 15 new Neighborhood Voting

Members who will serve their respective communities. Incoming and incumbent NVMs gathered at Market Street Kitchen for a chance to mix, mingle and learn the ropes. Training for new NVMs preceded the event. A record number of NVMs attended the first Ranch board meeting of the year at which many important items were discussed, such as the use of fines for speed enforcement. The first item of business for NVMs is the Ranch Association Board of Directors election.

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Monthly Planner The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch in March; some have admission fees. For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of activities, please see DCRanch.com, or call 480.342.7178. MARCH 2018

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Habitat at the Ranch 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | The Homestead TGIF Tween Night: OdySea Aquarium 5:30 to 9 p.m. (Meet at Desert Camp)

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TGIF Little Wranglers: Stuffed by You 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

Habitat at the Ranch 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | The Homestead

Harvesting and Seed Planting Tips for Spring workshop 11 a.m. to noon | Community Garden at Copper Ridge School

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Blueprints & Blue Jeans Gala 6 to 9 p.m. | The Homestead

MONDAY, MARCH 5

Ranch Association Board of Directors Meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Programs and Events Open House 4 to 7 p.m. |The Homestead

Starlight Concert Series: Stanley Serrano Friday, March 9 | 6 to 8 p.m. Market Street Park

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Join your neighbors and friends for a night of Latin rock music with Stanley Serrano. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dinner for a picnic in the park because you won’t want to miss this! Mauna Kea Shave Ice will be serving cool treats. Due to noise levels and safety concerns, please leave your canine friends at home. March 9 Stanley Serrano—Latin rock April 13 One of These Nights— Eagles tribute May 11 Rock Lobster—80’s covers

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 DC Ranch Women’s Club: Happy Hour 5 to 7 p.m. | Lush Burger Food Truck Night: Saffron Jak and Happy Honu 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Starlight Concert Series: Stanley Serrano 6 to 8 p.m. | Market Street Park

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Introduction to Honey Bees workshop 11 a.m. to noon | Community Garden at Copper Ridge School

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

Modification Committee 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Grapenuts: Washington State Wines 6 to 8 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Ranch Association Meet the Candidates Night 6 p.m. | The Homestead

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Passport to Art: 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

Kids Corral 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Desert Camp Community Council Board of Director’s Meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

Policy Committee Meeting 7:30 to 9 a.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street


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Starry Night Friday, March 23 | 7 to 9 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center north patio $30 (Dinner and drinks included) Adults 21+ Experience star-gazing, the full moon and constellations like you’ve never seen them before right here on the Ranch. View Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Canis Major and other constellations using high power telescopes with the guidance of professional stargazers. Bring a camera or your smartphone to take photos through the telescope.

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Enjoy mingling with neighbors over dinner and wine on a beautiful spring night.

Starry Night 7 to 9 p.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 20 for 20: Hiking Challenge: The Country Club and Wildflower Walk 9 a.m. | Desert Camp

Urban Gardening (Planting in the Desert - How to Set up a Garden) 11 a.m. to noon | Community Garden at Copper Ridge School

Yoga Basics Tues and Thurs | 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead

Aqua Yoga Tues and Thurs | 11 a.m. to noon Desert Camp Body Tone Tues and Thurs | 11 a.m. to noon The Homestead

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

Wildlife & Rattlesnake Workshop 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Men’s Club Breakfast Mondays | 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Place on Market Street

Duplicate Bridge Tuesdays | 1 to 4 p.m. | Desert Camp Please call Marc Braslow at 480.242.3317 to RVSP Social Bridge Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp All Levels Yoga Mon and Wed | 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead Shallow Water Exercise Mon and Wed | 4 to 5 p.m. Desert Camp

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Newsworthy DC Ranch awarded “Best Master Planned Community” Let’s celebrate—DC Ranch won Arizona Foothills magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley competition for “Best Master Planned Community/Development.” Look for recognition in Arizona Foothills’ April issue. Thank you to everyone who voted for DC Ranch!

What programs interest you? Residents are invited to participate in a Programs

and Events Open House on March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Homestead Community Center. Staff will share information on the more than 45 programs currently offered and seek input on what residents would like to see for future programming. Feedback from the Open House will then be used to develop a survey to gauge interest Ranch-wide. Every year, the Community Council evaluates programming and makes several changes. The Open House and survey will influence 2019 programming. Come share your ideas!

Scottsdale Airport Management at the Scottsdale Airport has expressed interest in hearing from residents who encounter excessive noise from landings or take-offs from their airport. Residents should call Sarah Ferrara at 480.312.8482 with the date and time of the flight. Ferrara will then discuss with the pilot any procedural changes possible to mitigate noise.

A new leader for the Community Council The DC Ranch Community Council

board of directors welcomed Jenna Kohl as its Executive Director on February 22. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Kohl spent the last eight years as CEO of the Community Council in Anthem, Arizona. Anthem is a master planned community just north of Phoenix with more than 26,000 residents. During her tenure there, Kohl managed the acquisition and renovation of a 36,000-square foot building to serve as the Anthem civic building and facilitated creation of Anthem’s first master plan. She planned and implemented resident-driven community projects totaling more than $6 million dollars. “DC Ranch is the premier community in Scottsdale. I’m excited about the opportunity to join with residents, the board and staff in ensuring its successful future,” states Kohl.

Jenna Kohl Kohl’s responsibilities will include visioning and facilitating initiatives that enhance residents’ quality of life, serve collective interests and promote the DC Ranch brand. She will oversee a seasoned Community Council team that provides recreational, educational, cultural and philanthropic opportunities for residents; operates and provides programming for DC Ranch’s two community centers, the community garden, Market Street Park and the path and trails system. Kohl will also oversee DC Ranch’s finance and communications teams.

The Community Council engages in public policy advocacy to provide DC Ranch with early identification of matters that may positively or negatively impact the community. The Council’s goal is to be a positive and contributing member of the Scottsdale community-at-large that supports the city’s vitality while enhancing DC Ranch’s desirability. For the most up-to-date information, visit DCRanch.com and click on News and Events.

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Get social with the DC Ranch Men’s Club

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he DC Ranch Men’s Club is off to an exciting start in 2018. This social club for men is an excellent way to meet your neighbors around the community who share common interests. The club was founded in April 2017 with a mission to facilitate a social experience for neighbors and give them an opportunity to participate in various activities in the community through good work and endeavors. “There are interesting men in our community from diverse backgrounds that add a lot of value to our lives,” said Steven Kressler, founder of DC Ranch’s Men’s Club.

Men are invited to participate in events, which are organized by members of the group in collaboration with the Community Council. Past activities have included a pizza

party, Cardinals Monday Night Football viewing party, whiskey tasting, cigar outing, hikes, and regular Monday morning breakfast.

The club is currently looking to increase participation. Upcoming activities include: • Spring Training Game • Movie Night • Poker Night

The Men’s Club is also seeking volunteers to join the monthly steering committee meetings which are held the second Monday of the month.

Whether you have lived at DC Ranch for several years or are a new resident, this is great opportunity to become active in the community.

For more information, please contact Steven Kressler at 508.662.6313 or stevenkressler@gmail.com.

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Happy Hikers combine physical activity with fun

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BY NIA HUGHES | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

he Happy Hikers Club consists of residents in the north Scottsdale area—many of whom are DC Ranch residents —that have found a way to mix physical activity with a good time.

The Happy Hikers meet every Sunday for some form of exercise—typically hiking or biking— followed by a delicious brunch for conversation and laughs.

The club was founded 14 years ago as a way for local residents to form new bonds and stay physically fit.

“I enjoy meeting up with friends and getting outdoors. It’s important to stay active and this beautiful Arizona weather allows us to do that. It’s really a lot of fun,” said Jeff Bleaman, a club member and DC Ranch resident.

Bleaman was born on the East coast and lived in California for several years before settling in Arizona 24 years ago. He’s been a DC Ranch resident since 2005 and enjoys the social interaction of the club.

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The Happy Hikers take full advantage of Scottsdale’s terrain on their treks including hiking Marcus Landslide and Brown’s Ranch. However, the group of friends have traveled near and far in search of adventure.

The Happy Hikers have taken trips to Tucson and Las Vegas, but the biggest trip was to Cuba two years ago. Five couples—ten Happy Hikers—spent ten days in Cuba experiencing the culture, food and beautiful vintage cars. However, the best part of the trip was the amazing people they met along the way. “The people were all so nice. It was more of a social trip but we had such a great time together,” said Bleaman, an avid traveler and photographer.

The Happy Hikers Club focuses on activity and combines a social element to meet and interact with neighbors in the surrounding north Scottsdale community.

Get Outdoors: Signature March Events Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer. The month of March brings plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the beautiful weather and warmer temperatures. Here are some ideas in March to get you outside!

Scottsdale Art Walk every Thursday starting March 1 Devour Culinary Classic Feb. 25 to March 4 McDowell Mountain Music Festival March 2 to 4 NASCAR Spring Race Weekend March 9 to 11 Scottsdale Arts Festival March 9 to 11 Cactus League Spring Training Feb. 21 to March 27


Growing the Community Garden

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he DC Ranch Community Garden at Copper Ridge School has partnered with Agave Farms to provide a communal garden experience for residents. The Community Garden, located at Copper Ridge School, will be managed by Agave Farms and offer opportunities for residents to work together as “garden hands.”

“Our goal is to immerse residents in a true hands-on garden experience,” said Dan Nowell, affectionately known as ‘Farmer Dan.’ Rather than maintaining individual garden plots, residents will work together and share the harvest. Residents will become a garden hand and volunteer for a minimum of two hours a month per household. Any excess produce will be donated to local food banks. Not only will Nowell show residents how to grow, nurture, and harvest a garden, he will also bring in local experts for lectures on everything from bee keeping to seed science.

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“We’re a steward to the seed and a steward to the soil and therefore we are sustainable,” said Nowell. Residents can sign up to be part of a four-month gardening experience. Once residents sign up, they can

schedule hours with Farmer Dan. The cost to participate is $60 per season (Jan. – April in spring and Sept. – Dec. in fall). The Community Garden is located on the northwest side of Copper Ridge School, adjacent to the ball fields. The hours are: • Thursdays from 3:30 – 6 p.m. • Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There will also be Garden Workshops in March on the following dates: 3/3 Harvesting & Seed Planting Tips for Spring

3/10 Introduction to Honey Bees 3/24 Urban Gardening

For more information, please contact Anjelica Giardino at 480.538.3585.

Celebrate spring at DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa

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BY MORGAN DOMARACKI | MMPR MARKETING

pring is in the air and with temperatures starting to warm up, now is the time to treat your skin to the refresher it needs before summer is here. The Spa at DC Ranch offers everything from massages and facials to nail and hair care, including a trio of spa specials to take of advantage of this month.

Choose between a series of three PCA Peels or Skin Medica Rejuvenize Peels to help minimize fine

lines and wrinkles, reduce acne and soften acne scarring, reduce hyperpigmentation, improve skin texture and tone, and brighten overall skin appearance. The PCA Peel Series also includes a PCA Post Peel Kit. The Skin Medica Rejuvenize Peel Series includes a Skin Medica Post Peel Kit. The Spa at DC Ranch is also offering Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, a nonsurgical facelift. The treatment is a safe, effective, and nonsurgical method to minimize the signs of aging and boost collagen naturally. There is no downtime associated with this treatment and it may be used in conjunction with fillers and injectables. Cosmetic acupuncture may also improve wrinkles and fine lines, sagging skin/loss of muscle tone, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, swelling and puffiness in the face, acne, skin discoloration, dry, dull complexion, rosacea, and dermatitis. For a limited time, the Cosmetic Facial Acupunc-

ture treatment includes a complimentary LED Celluma Light Therapy session.

Finally, in honor of Spring Training around the Valley, the Spa at DC Ranch is offering a Doubleheader Special, which includes two spa services. Choose between a 60-min Sports Massage, 60-minute Signature Massage, Haircut & Deep Conditioning, 60-min Signature Facial, 60-min Body Treatment and Signature Manicure & Pedicure. This special runs through March 31. According to Lead Aesthetician Ashley Lew, some of the top must-haves for your skin this year are Intensive Pigment Eraser from PCA, Intraceuticals Moisture-Binding Cream, and Regeneration Booster from Jan Marini. Call the Spa at DC Ranch at 480.515.4029 to book your appointment today or visit villageclubs.com to find out more about the spa services.

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In the spring of 1998, DC Ranch had its first General Manager, Charley Freericks. As the general manager, or “CEO of the Development,” Freericks was in charge of all aspects of the project for DMB, the developer of DC Ranch.

As the team grew and the project progressed, Freericks oversaw zoning and planning when the area was no more than dirt and bare land. During that time, parks and roads were under construction, homes were being built and the community was beginning to look less and less like a cattle ranch. “The area was really just a beautiful piece of land with a freeway coming soon. That’s all it was at the time. There was nothing here 20 years ago,” said Freericks, “but the community has blossomed.”

The community is now a thriving mixed-use development that consists of two golf clubs (DC Ranch Country Club and Silverleaf), Market Street, Canyon Village and DC Ranch Crossing and many great neighborhoods. “DC Ranch did not use the HOA structure that you see in other communities. Here you have a focus on lifestyle that includes events, programs, community engagement and communications channels like Ranch News. We designed it a new way but it was experimental— trial and error,” he said.

Although many communities have attempted to recreate the community management foundation, few have been able to duplicate the governance structure, aesthetics, or the feel that DC Ranch has cultivated. “DC Ranch became the standard or the DNA of other great communities DMB created in the West. The community is how we envisioned it physically,” said Freericks. “But as


“T he area was really just a beautiful piece of land with a freeway coming soon. That’s all it was at the time. There was nothing here 20 years ago, but the community has blossomed.” “And a lot of heart and soul went into each and every decision.”

Freericks used the word thoughtful to describe the planning that went into every detail of DC Ranch.

“DC Ranch is a thoughtful place. Very few things happened by accident at DC Ranch. There were literally hundreds of decisions that took place on every aspect,” he said.

When asked about his fondest memories of DC Ranch, Freericks said it’s the people he remembers the most.

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“When taking your pet to be groomed, proximity to the home is a key factor for convenience and to help reduce a pet’s anxiety,” said Joanna Zucker, Vice President of Services, PetSmart. “We know a significant portion of The Groomery our grooming 20945 N. Pima Rd., Ste. 107, business comes Scottsdale, AZ 85255 from people 480.281.5745 living within petsmart.com/thegroomery

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The Groomery features classic dog and cat grooming services, such as baths, haircuts, nail trims and grinds, teeth brushings, paw maintenance, flea and tick treatments, and the de-shedding Furminator service. The spa also offers pampering “Spaw” treatments featuring coconut and other scents, pet-specific deep moisture shampoos and conditioners from popular human brands such as CHI, as well as a self-service dog wash so pet parents can bathe their own pups, especially after a dusty hike in the Preserve. “We know our pet parents love their pets and want to give them the best of everything, and The Groomery fits nicely into that pet lifestyle,” said Zucker. “Pet grooming can enhance a pet’s overall health, and special services like scented baths and a good brushing can further enrich our connection

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with our pets. Let’s face it, a great smelling dog with a soft coat can be an even bigger magnet for hugs, nuzzles and ear scratches from every member of the family.”


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In addition to her involvement at DC Ranch, Chulew also volunteers as a docent at the Musical Instrument Museum.

o you know a neighbor who is consistently giving back to DC Ranch or the greater community? Celebrate this individual by nominating him or her for the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

“You know, everyone has different reasons for volunteering,” said Chulew. “For me, if someone can somehow benefit from the time I provide, then it was time well spent.”

Every April, DC Ranch recognizes those who exemplify DC Ranch’s mission: To create a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging. Resident Stacey Chulew, for example, gives back in a variety of ways and was recognized with the Good Neighbor award in 2016. Chulew is actively involved with the DC Ranch Women’s Club and currently serves as its chair. She said participating in group like this and volunteering to lead is a great joy.

Nominate a neighbor for Volunteer of the Year

“The Women’s Club exists because of the commitment of the founding members and the dedication of the many women who consistently help plan, implement, and attend the events,” said Chulew.

Please nominate residents and merchants for their good work within the community using the short easy form on DCRanch. com. Recipients and nominees will be honored at the Volunteer Appreciation event in April.

Nomination Categories

Leadership Award For those who are on a board of directors, a sub-committee participant, or a Neighborhood Voting Member (NVM).

Philanthropy Award For those who volunteer for a community service project or create a resident-led giving project.

Good Neighbor Award For those who help a fellow neighbor, or volunteers at a community event or program.

Youth Award For youths who volunteer their time to DC Ranch or other non-profits.

Community Partner Award For a commer-

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Spring learning opportunities at the Conservancy The Conservancy focuses on providing information about the Preserve to recreationists and nearby families. BY JILL PARTRIDGE | MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY

ADULT EDUCATION: LEARNING, THRIVING, GROWING The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy offers classes and lectures in the Preserve and in community libraries and classrooms on a variety of topics. As residents, advocates and users of the gorgeous McDowell Sonoran Preserve, you are invited to participate in upcoming Conservancy learning opportunities and events:

Education Lecture: Natural History: Ethnobotany (Thriving/Surviving in Sonoran Desert) Presented by Conservancy Legacy Steward Bernie Finkel Sunday, March 25 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mustang Library

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PastFinder Lecture: Native American Tools Presented by Royce and Debbie Manuel Tuesday, March 27 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mustang Library

Dinner Down the Orchard: Gourmet Dinner with Wine Pairing Saturday, April 21 | 6 to 9 p.m. Schnepf Farms Cost is $200 per person 480.998.7971

PastFinder Lecture: The Story of Arizona’s Deadliest Gunfight also known as The Power Boys Presented by Heidi Osselaer Tuesday, April 24 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mustang Library Arid Lands Symposium: Integrating Research into Action Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 Scottsdale Community College

PastFinder Lecture: The Scottsdale Airport—Yesterday and Today Presented by Steve Ziomek Tuesday, May 22 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mustang Library PastFinder Lecture: History of the Valley’s Canals and Dams Presented by Leah Harrison and John Andrews Tuesday, June 26 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mustang Library

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Conservancy hosts Junior Citizen Science Festival March 2 and 3 Elementary school aged students can study the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s unique ecosystem and participate in a dozen interactive, fun-filled activities centered on the Sonoran Desert. Get details and register at JCSFinfo@mcdowellsonoran.org or call 480.998.7971.

The Boys of Summer heat up in March Catch the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks as Cactus League action continues in March at Scottsdale Stadium and The Salt River Fields. Tickets for the Giants are available at the Scottsdale Stadium box office, by calling 1.877.473.4849 or at sfgiants.com. ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Enjoy the legends and lore of Scottsdale Spring Training

During March, the Civic Center Library hosts a free exhibit about the teams, players and baseball legends that have called Scottsdale home during Spring Training. The library is a short stroll from Scottsdale Stadium and is part of the Cactus League Legacy Trail, a self-guided tour of locations rich in baseball folklore and history. AzSpringTrainingExperience.com

Catch a family-friendly “double header” March 3

Celebrate the first Saturday in March with a pair of family-friendly events. The Scottsdale Giant Race begins at 7 a.m. at Scottsdale Stadium. That’s followed by the Scottsdale Public Library’s Ultimate Play Date—a variety of activities designed to teach through interactive play. The free fun takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. just outside the Civic Center Library.

Canal Convergence illuminates downtown Visitors will experience cutting-edge public art installations suspended above and placed throughout the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront March 2-3. Scottsdale Public Art will present a range of educational activities and engaging events. ScottsdalePublicArt.org

Scottsdale Arts Festival returns March 9-11

Explore the works of nearly 200 nationally-acclaimed exhibiting artists at the annual Scottsdale Arts Festival March 9-11 on Scottsdale’s Civic Center Mall. Enjoy toe-tapping Arizona bands and entertainers, gourmet food trucks and lots of other fun. ScottsdaleArtsFestival.org

Spring break camps run March 12-16 Sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take place at Mountain View and Horizon community centers. Activities include fitness, arts and crafts, sports and more. ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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9290 East Thompson Peak Parkway – 428 5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bath / 6,299 SF – $3,595,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

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