DC Ranch News - May 2021

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Water conservation is top priority

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Sugar Bowl, an Old Town treasure

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DC Ranch recognizes its amazing volunteers

Taking it to the streets A glimpse at the future of transportation in Arizona

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Taliesin West resumes daily tours

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Enjoy the journey 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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Well, if you are traveling home to DC Ranch, you know it’s the journey AND the destination. Oftentimes, we may drive on autopilot, letting our subconscious lead us back to our oasis in DC Ranch. Other times, we are venturing new roadways on our way to try the latest restaurant in Scottsdale or take our kids to school. While we crank the tunes and hit the street, others are hard at work analyzing the routes we take, assessing the condition of the roadway system, planning future improvements, and studying how to keep our travel experiences efficient and noneventful. Learn more about what’s in store for Valley transit and the folks doing the planning behind the scenes on pages 10-11.

Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Mike Gertzman Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Alexandra Duemer and Terri Raimondi 480.513.1500 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

Speaking of journeys, did you know that DC Ranch is on a voyage to invest in enhanced amenities for residents? In March, the Community Council Board authorized a contract with Holly Street Studio Architects to perform a space needs analysis and create concept drawings as part of the master plan project. Learn more by visiting DCRanch.com/masterplan. Keep your eyes out for the new DC Ranch website. It was designed with you in mind, featuring easy navigation, a search function, and the latest on events, programs, and community news. The site has a style and stunning photography that capture the connected lifestyle we enjoy here on the Ranch.

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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.

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Ranch Updates Election brings little change to Ranch Association Board

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he election results have been tabulated and recorded, with the three incumbents and one newcomer obtaining the most votes. This will be the inaugural year of staggered terms approved in the Second Amended Bylaw change last year. Elaine Cottey and Greg Kiraly will serve three-year terms while Phil Geiger and Geoff Wilner will serve Elaine Cottey Geoff Wilner two-year terms. The newly elected

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BY ERIK HOUSTON | LANDSCAPE MANAGER

nvironmental sustainability for the future is an important strategic initiative of DC Ranch. The Ranch Association, which manages and maintains all common landscape areas, focuses on using less water by irrigating more efficiently and accurately. With a full-time irrigation team and regular inspection and repairs, the Association works daily to utilize water efficiently.

Water conservation is a top priority

board directors will join Stephen Koven, Don Matheson and Sam Hawkins in serving the community. Wilner will serve as the incoming president and Koven as vice president. Cottey will serve as secretary and Hawkins treasurer. The election began with a field of 10 hopefuls but was reduced to five following the Meet the Candidates Night held on March 15. The Association thanks all those who ofGreg Kiraly Phil Geiger fered to serve the DC Ranch community.

Here are other ways to help conserve water at home: • Utilize newer “smart” irrigation controllers that calculate ET rates daily and automatically create schedules based on the information.

• If you take care of all your own programming and ET rates, check out the Irrigation Association’s website at irrigation.org for several resources, tools and calculators to assist with scheduling and water budgeting.

Irrigation accounts for approximately 65-70% of total freshwater • Inspect for any leaks, broken use in the United States, and most sprinkler heads and make water waste is due to incorrect repairs or replacements as soon water scheduling, broken comas possible. ponents or inefficient irrigation • Review your water bills systems. One of the most importregularly to check for spikes ant elements of proper irrigation that might indicate leaks. The sum of the water lost from the soil surface is ensuring watering schedules • During the winter, turn (evaporation) and water used by plants are based on actual landscape off irrigation to established (transpiration) is called evapotranspiration (ET). water needs. The key is knowing native desert species. how much water is lost from the • Water landscape trees around the drip line, soil surface (evaporation) and used by plants (transpinot at the trunk. ration) and then replace only that amount of water. The combined term for this is called evapotranspiration • Shut off automatic watering systems when it rains (ET). Over the last few years, all irrigation controllers or install a rain shut-off sensor device. have been upgraded to a centrally controlled, ET-based • Minimize evaporation by watering during the early “smart” programming system. ET rates are available morning hours when temperatures are cooler. from the Arizona Meteorological Network compiled from its weather station located in nearby Desert Ridge. All Additional sources for water five basic weather factors that influence a plant’s need conservation tips can be found at: for water (sunlight, wind, air temperature, humidity, wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve and rainfall) is measured and recorded on their website and new.azwater.gov/conservation at cals.arizona.edu.

Ranch Association Board leadership change

Community Safety Series resumes May 5 at 6 p.m. The Scottsdale Police Foothills District educational program addresses drug and substance abuse. DC Ranch is hosting this five-part series to encourage collaboration on crime prevention among all Foothills District communities. Join us for pertinent information on current drug trends and what we can do to keep children, teenagers and friends safe. Additional upcoming topics include Teen Drivers and Safety on Aug. 4 and Surviving Active Critical Incidents on Oct. 13. To register for this free event, visit DCRanch.com/safety-series or scan the QR code with your phone’s camera.

Board President Elizabeth Kepuraitis chose not to run for a third term to pursue other goals and activities on her wish list. Kepuraitis, of Market Street Villas, joined the board in 2017. A year later, she served as vice president and then president from 2019 to April of 2021. The community-at-large recognized Kepuraitis in 2020 with the Volunteer Leadership of the Year Award for her continued service to DC Ranch. She also served for three years on the Association’s Budget and Finance Committee and two years on the Modification Committee.. Kepuraitis was presented with a commemorative keepsake for her years of dedication and leadership. Please join the Association in thanking this outstanding community volunteer and leader.

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Monthly Planner All in-person events will be held following public health guidelines and social distancing protocols. Events are subject to change. Please check DCRanch.com/ calendar for the most up to date listing information.

Women’s Club: Coffee 101 Thursday, May 13 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. Desert Camp Ages 21+ | $10

Join a master roaster from Cult Coffee to learn all things java. The discussion will cover the history of coffee, growing regions and more. Enjoy a buzzworthy sampling of different coffees and light bites.

Comedy Night at The Homestead Saturday, May 15 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Homestead lawn Ages 21+ | $12

Join neighbors for some laughter on the lawn! Three valley comedians will perform live at The Homestead. Residents may bring their own lawn seating, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the performance.

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Summer Arts and Education Camps Young DC Ranch residents are invited to participate

in these fun-filled summer programs offered at The Homestead Community Center. Space is limited. Buggin’ Out July 5-9 | 9 a.m. to noon Ages 4-7 | $107

The World of Harry Potter June 7-11 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 8-14 | $139

Enter Hogwarts to explore the deliciousness of Butterbeer, the excitement of magic and potions classes, and participate in lively games of Quidditch. Kids will delight in making their own wands, creating wizarding world characters, and immersing in creativity. This camp combines communication skills, visual arts, theatre, and fun for a fantastic exploration of Harry Potter.

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Disney Villains June 21-25 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 8-14 | $139

Does your young person love singing? Dancing? Disney? This musical theatre camp combines all of these in a fast-paced, week-long exploration of Disney's most notorious bad guys. With an original script that includes songs from musicals and pop culture as well as brand new characters and scenes, campers can sharpen their singing, dancing and acting skills.

What is it like to be a bug? This exciting and educational half day program will have young ones exploring all things creepy crawly. Campers will read bug stories, make bug arts and crafts and play bug-themed games. Summer Olympics July 5-9 | 1 to 4 p.m. Ages 8-14 | $107

Celebrate the 2021 Summer Olympic games! Rally with friends for some good, old-fashioned indoor activities—and a little healthy competition. Explore how the Olympics got started, create your own countries and compete in exciting new games, both physical and mental.


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Fun ideas to celebrate mom • Dress the front yard the night before Mother’s Day. Include framed photos, streamers and a chalkboard with a special note. • Plant a seed and watch it grow. Have the children draw a design in the soil and fill it with seeds. The children can watch their design bloom.

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Method 1. Slice the peppers and scallions and set aside. 2. Cook pasta 2 minutes short of package directions. 3. Add the frozen peas to the pasta water 2 minutes before pasta finishes. 4. Drain and put into a large serving bowl. 5. Fold the peppers and scallions into the pasta and peas. 6. Fold the sauce into the pasta. 7. Garnish with sesame seeds. 8. Serve or place pasta in the refrigerator to chill.

Make Mother’s Day extra special with this craveable and family approved dish! • Surprise mom with a backyard movie get-together. Find the equipment on Amazon. •Create a balloon wall for a Mother’s Day photoshoot. Find balloon garlands at Party City or online. • Cookie wars. Make a batch of cookie dough for each team. Have each team add fillings of their choice to the dough. Best cookie wins!

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Newsworthy Want to put your leadership skills to work for DC Ranch?

In 2020, DC Ranch launched a leadership program for residents interested in learning more about the community’s governance and operations. Twenty residents completed and graduated from Class I, preparing them to serve in roles, such as committee member, focus group participant, outreach ambassador, Neighborhood Voting Member or on the Ranch Association or Community Council Board of Directors.

There is no developed plan for the second phase of the DC Ranch Neighborhood Park; however, the City will provide opportunities for feedback from the community and the DC Ranch governing entities on ideas for future park improvements.

The DC Ranch Leadership Academy allows residents to meet others in a collaborative learning format and establish positive, long-term relationships with both staff, board members, and fellow residents. There will be eight sessions, two times per month, beginning in early August. Each session includes classroom-style instruction and an interactive segment to problemsolve and work collectively. Class II applications and more detailed information are now available on DCRanch.com. The deadline to apply is July 15.

Construction begins on DC Ranch Neighborhood Park

In late February, the City of Scottsdale began constructing what will eventually be DC Ranch Neighborhood Park located at 91st Street and Trailside View. The first phase of construction will include a lake with a surrounding walking trail, pump station, landscaping and limited parking. Construction work will take place Monday–Friday beginning at 6 a.m. Occasional weekend work may be needed.

All work will be performed by Hunter Contracting Co. Phase 1 construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year and is being done in conjunction with the Bell Road Sports Complex to provide water to those fields.

C Gallery hosts weekly events

C Gallery on Market Street is an art gallery with an espresso bar and café. Charlene Falk, owner and artist, strives to bring the community together through intimate events like “Saturday Artist Spotlight,” showcasing a local female artist to share their creative journey. Every Friday, the gallery hosts “Musical Fridays” with local musicians. Guests may enjoy outdoor seating while taking in the soothing atmosphere of live music.

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BY ALEXANDRA DUEMER | COMMUNITY COUNCIL

aricopa County ranks as the fastest growing county in the nation. With two million more people expected to live here by 2050, how do the roads being planned today keep up with the challenges of rapid growth? On April 7, residents partook in a Spotlight Speaker Series to learn about future roadway planning efforts and public transit investments.

Two key transportation planning officials discussed the economic and data-driven decisions being made behind the scenes. Audra Koester Thomas, Transportation Planning Program Manager Audra Koester Thomas with Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) explained her current focus in leading the development of MAG’s next regional transportation plan and the extension of the county’s dedicated sales tax to fund multimodal transportation investments.

Proposition 400, the region’s current transportation sales tax initiative, is set to expire in 2025. Before Proposition 400 expires, voters will be asked to support the extension of a dedicated sales tax to continue expanding, maintaining and modernizing our transportation system. Thomas summarizes the challenge by saying, “We are young in our development of a regional transit system and we haven’t benefited from budgets like some of our east coast counterparts.”

The nature of transit is evolving as more people work from home, drive electric vehicles and explore micro-mobility options. “We can’t keep adding lanes to the 101, so we need to offer choices for people to get around and connect commerce, entertainment and employment centers,” says Thomas. “The pandemic has given us an opportunity to talk to mayors about things they might have thought were farfetched.” Mark Melnychenko, Transportation and Streets Director

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for the City of Scottsdale, oversees transportation planning, transit, and traffic engineering, along with streets which includes paving and maintenance, as well as signals, streetlights and the Traffic Management Center.

THE 2016 CITY OF SCOTTSDALE TRANSPORTATION PLAN POLICIES CONTAIN THESE KEY INITIATIVES

1. Transportation network shall maximize travel

route choices, travel mode choices and access and mobility for all ages and abilities.

2. All new and improved Scottsdale streets shall

provide sufficient right-of-way and shall be designed with “complete streets” concepts to safely accommodate motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, equestrians and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

3. Roundabouts shall be the first consideration

for all intersections of one or two-lane-per direction streets. Traffic signals should only be installed or remain if specific analysis justifies their superiority.


“Scottsdale has varying character areas, from unpaved roads and equestrian accommodations to high-rise areas in Old Town. We are focusing inward to improve what we have,” says Melnychenko. For example, there are now nine push button signal crossing areas to aid with pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Dedicated taxes from the City have allowed leveraging of arterial projects like the Drinkwater Bridge, major canal upgrades and 101 Hayden corridor improvements. As a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community, the Transportation Action Plan is focused on resizing streets and reclassing them to add bike lanes and more efficient use of the right-of-way. Melnychenko adds that the Indian Bend Multi-Use Path which runs north-south will be widened from 8 to 12 feet in high-use areas and ultimately go all the way up to the Town of Carefree. Officials are also looking for ways to optimize investments already made and maximize use by getting more people through an area. Melnychenko says roundabout safety is unmatched; 35,000+ cars go through the roundabout at Frank Lloyd

Wright and Hayden every day and it has reduced injuries at that intersection by 90%. Scottsdale City Council recently approved a roundabout at Raintree Drive and Northsight Blvd. in conjunction with plans to widen Loop 101 in the near future.

“Taking a forward-thinking approach that is innovative and flexible is key to keeping up with technology. We consider things like how we can maximize our efforts and get multiple benefits from one transportation solution, such as repaving a street,” says Melnychenko. Though Thomas and Melnychenko don’t have a crystal ball, they are working to budget for solutions based on things they know are important and sustainable with Arizona’s projected growth.

Scottsdale statistics • 231 bridges • 308 traffic signals • 14,294 streetlights • 179 miles of bike lanes • 160 miles of non-preserve trails • 524 bus stops (169 sheltered)

The community engagement process to renew Prop 400 is ongoing with the intent of having a draft plan mid-year 2021. To learn more about the progress to date and how to contribute, visit ourmomentumplan.com.

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OVER $100 MILLION SOLD IN 2020

Marketplace BY ALEXANDRA DUEMER | COMMUNITY COUNCIL

lphaMeD is a new full-service walk-in urgent care in DC Ranch that provides an extensive list of urgent medical needs, including lab work, treatment of illnesses, breaks and sprains, wound care and 80% of what a hospital ER can provide.

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Dr. Matthew Shores, an Arizona native, started AlphaMeD in 2020 and has been in urgent care medicine for over twelve years. He is also an orthopedic doctor and a sports medicine specialist. Dr. Shores and his team are the providers for many youth, high school and college athletic programs.

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BY BRUCE WALL CITY OF SCOTTSDALE

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The oldest ice cream parlor in Old Town

f you’ve lived in Scottsdale for any time, you probably know the Sugar Bowl at 4005 N. Scottsdale Rd. as an ice cream parlor; it’s been there for more than 60 years.

In 1925, Elliott Goslee Scott— known as Scotty—started a blacksmith shop on the southeast corner of First Avenue and Scottsdale Road. He moved from Kentucky in 1913 to Keams Canyon, Arizona and made his way to Scottsdale in 1922 after marrying Mary York of Oklahoma. He ran the blacksmith shop for this location until the 1950’s when he moved it to Brown and Second Street. Scotty was appointed to the first Scottsdale town council in 1951 and served on the council until 1960. The next owner built Western Motor Service and hardware store in a western motif that was used during the “west’s most western town” slogan from the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. By 1957, the building was empty and ready for a new business.

Jack Huntress moved to Scottsdale in 1957 with his wife and three kids. They went out to dinner at the Lulu Belle restaurant and bar on Main Street one night. Adults at an adjoining table chided Huntress for bringing children into a liquor establishment. Huntress decided that Scottsdale needed a family restaurant. On December 25, 1958, Huntress opened the Sugar Bowl at the same location it is

today. He liked the restaurant located in the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco that had pink and white striped wallpaper and pink tufted booths. He used that as a guide for his own business. Some residents didn’t think the business would last because they charged 15 cents for a sundae!

Huntress was invested in the community, serving as President of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library, and board member of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale. He was also instrumental in the development of Scottsdale Memorial Hospital that is now called Honor Health Osborn. In 1961, he was elected mayor of the town of Paradise Valley and served for over ten years.

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Huntress ran the business until 1985, when he sold it to his nephew Carroll Huntress III, who still owns the Sugar Bowl 35 years later. Today, his children help him run the business.

The next time you’re in Old Town and want to eat some wonderful food followed by some great ice cream, go to the Sugar Bowl! And don’t’ forget to check out the Bil Keane Family Circus cartoons on the wall in the Fiesta Room. Keane, a Valley resident until his death in 2011, featured the Sugar Bowl in numerous cartoons during the 50 years he produced the comic.

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Ranch Topics

Serving the Community It takes a dedicated team to make DC Ranch such a special place to call home. There are also numerous volunteers from the community who deserve to be recognized.

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he Ranch Association Modifications Committee consists of three to five members that are approved by and serve at the discretion of the Association’s Board. One member of the committee must be a member of the Board while other members may include architects or similar professionals.

This committee is tasked with reviewing all exterior modifications within the Association’s area of responsibility to ensure the aesthetic integrity of the Covenant Commission, Design Guidelines and all adopted Community Standards. That generally pertains to landscape reviews and inspections and all architectural changes less than 100 square feet of livable space on existing homes in all four villages: Desert Camp, Desert Parks, Country Club, and Silverleaf. The committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. These are the committee members appointed to serve through June 7, 2021, when committee are reappointed.

PAM KACIR PARK AND MANOR

What motivated you to serve on the Modifications Committee? As an elected alternate NVM for Park and Manor, I attended 2+ years of the DC Ranch Association and Community Council Board Meetings. When the opportunity arose to learn more regarding the inner workings of DC Ranch through the 'Resident Leadership Development Program' I seized the chance to participate. After graduating from the program, I found an opportunity to apply that knowledge to serve on behalf of our DC Ranch community on the modifications committee.

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What do you find the most rewarding about serving? Working with Director Larry Cowles and Alaina Martoccia who are both vested to bring their “A game” on behalf of the Association and the residents; that’s leadership. Working as a team with fellow DC Ranch stakeholders to preserve the qualities that make DC Ranch special and continue to propel it forward as an exceptional place to live and to invest in.

What would you say to others that might consider serving? If modification is of interest, register for the DC Ranch landscape training and/or the 'Resident Leadership Development Program' which will expand your awareness of the role of the Modifications department, along with additional committees to serve your community.

SCOTT WHITMIRE COURTYARDS AT DESERT PARKS

What motivated you to serve on the Modifications Committee? I want to preserve the look and feel of the community. The Tuscan feel was what drew me to DC Ranch in the first place.

What do you find the most rewarding about serving? I enjoy dealing with design and architecture and getting to know what people want to do with their properties. What would you say to others that might consider serving? It’s a lot of work, but rewarding and important. We’ve headed off some disasters, and missed a couple, but we’re the “last line of defense” in many cases. It’s also important that you plan to be on the committee for a long time. Turn over causes us to lose sight of the trends and history. Long term members have been very helpful.

DINA HUDSON | PARK AND MANOR

What motivated you to serve on the Modifications Committee? I was motivated to serve on the committee because I love the vision that DC Ranch has to blend with the environment and celebrate its natural beauty. The Modification Committee values this vision.

What do you find the most rewarding about serving? I find it most rewarding when members bring different viewpoints to the table, listen to each other, and come to an agreement about how to best help the residents.

What would you say to others that might consider serving? To others who may consider serving, I would say "Be the Change" you want to see in your community.

DON MATHESON COUNTRY CLUB CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD MEMBER

What motivated you to serve on the Modifications Committee? I really wanted to be more involved with the community and thought this would give me a great perspective on our community standards. What do you find the most rewarding about serving? My favorite part about serving on the committee is it keeps me engaged with my fellow property owners. As I drive through the community daily, I get stopped a lot by fellow residents that have questions and concerns which I am able to share with the management of our community. What would you say to others that might consider serving? It definitely is a time commitment, yet very rewarding.

Brian Juedes, also of the Country Club Village, is the newest member of the Modification Committee replacing long-time volunteer Sam Hawkins who resigned this past March. The Board is scheduled to vote in June on reaffirming the members of current standing committees including Modifications, Budget and Finance and Policy.


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Taliesin West resumes daily tours and debuts new offerings

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BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION

he Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation continuously embraces new ways to reinvigorate Taliesin West, Wright’s famed winter home. The recently designated UNESCO World Heritage Site is again offering daily tours, plus debuting restored historic spaces and new offerings for tour-goers to experience the prolific architect’s living laboratory in the Sonoran Desert. Taliesin West is now open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for tours, with the distinctive on-site Frank Lloyd Wright Store remaining open through 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required to tour the campus, and the Foundation continues to uphold an array of careful safety practices during the ongoing pandemic.

The Foundation has been busy bridging the dialogue between past and present using modern audio and app technology mixed with historic recordings. The new “Guided by Wright” tour provides visitors with a multi-sensory experience to gain a deeper understanding of Taliesin West using recordings of Frank Lloyd Wright’s own voice and words. Hearing Wright’s ideas spoken as one moves through the space allows unexpected opportunities to explore his connection to nature, poetry and art, and other philosophies that inspired his work.

Tour-goers can also enjoy new nods to the past thanks to several recently completed reinterpretation and restoration projects throughout Taliesin West’s historic core. The Foundation’s Collections and Preservation teams pored over hundreds of historic photographs and archival reference materials to get a sense of how Wright decorated, used, and often rearranged his environs with eclectic, beautiful artifacts and designs. The results have provided an even richer essence of what life was like in Wright’s heyday when guests arrive to see it for the first time or make a return trip. “We are proud to welcome the community back to Taliesin West, and we are especially excited

to share the impressive preservation work we recently completed. This was largely centered around what could be done to give visitors a better experience and understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles and to demonstrate how they are still relevant and needed today,” said Stuart Graff, CEO and President of the Foundation. “Our research allowed us to reconstruct and reinstall the elements necessary to make the already compelling architectural wonder even more authentic and accessible, demonstrating Wright’s ‘architecture for better living’ to our visitors to inspire them to live better and more beautiful lives.” To book a tour, donate or to become a member, visit FrankLloydWright.org.

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BY CITY OF SCOTTSDALE

ore than any other Valley city, Scottsdale has critical wildfire risk due to the urban interface with much of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and other vegetation rich open space areas. Last year, the city saw a 30 percent increase in vegetation fires in the typical brush fire season—May through August. “The significance of this cannot be lost on our community,” said Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. “We have to do everything we can to minimize the risks of repeating last year’s fire season.”

To this end, Scottsdale has added a Community Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator to the prevention effort. Dave Ramirez, a former Division Chief for the Tonto National Forest, is helping to develop a Community Fire Plan for the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. He is also tasked with assisting with necessary wildland training for city leadership, department leadership, and fire resources throughout the city. Additionally, he is working with Dave Ramirez community partners

Scottsdale Fire Department working to get ahead of wildfire season

The upcoming hot, dry summer is expected to trouble Scottsdale and its neighbors again this year, according to fire officials.

Residents can assist the fire department in protecting property from a wildland fire by taking the following steps: • Create a 30-foot defensible safety zone around individual homes and properties by removing flash fuels, thinning overgrown vegetation in these defensible space areas, and removing dry and dead vegetation around the home.

• Manage the vegetation fuel load by initially focusing on and removing invasive plants, especially around permanent residential structures. • Trim the lower branches on trees, up to 4-6 feet from the desert floor and remove overgrown branches from the roof and patio areas of the home. • Address and remove the accumulation of dead branches or leaves, especially near structures.

• Do not keep flammable items or allow excessive foliage to collect underneath wooden decks and other combustible overhangs.

• Keep eaves, gutters and roofs clear of leaves and debris. to develop plans to mitigate hazardous fuels within Scottsdale.

This addition complements the already existing efforts provided by Scottsdale Fire, including Firewise communities, construction site fire assessments and other community outreach programs.

• Keep a garden hose connected to exterior hose bibs and available for use.

• Be keenly aware of potential ignition sources like fireplaces, BBQ grills, improper disposal of smoking materials and fireworks. • If you believe you see a wildfire incident, call 911 immediately while the fire is still small and before you take action yourself.

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5 Bed / 7 Bath / 12,797 SF – $12,750,000 Lisa Westcott 480.229.3455

6 Bed / 7 Bath / 11,026 SF – $12,900,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

5 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 4,336 SF $2,795,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 5,899 SF – $16,000/month Mike Lehman 480.734.7271 Natalie Palmer 602.488.2009

3 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 4,229 SF $2,750,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

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For more information on available listings or to find out what your property may be worth contact Silverleaf Realty today. Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date @SilverleafRealty.

480.725.4608 • SilverleafRealty.com 18801 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 All property is subject to availability. © 2021 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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