DC Ranch News February 2015

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IN MOST AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, you wouldn’t use the word blooming to describe the month of February. But in Arizona, and especially in DC Ranch, lots of things are blossoming now. The trees have started to bud and the earliest of the wildflowers will soon spring to life. In honor of its 20th anniversary, learn how the passion of several Scottsdale citizens bloomed into what is now the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For a city to set aside one-third of its land as open space is unprecedented and what a difference it’s made for DC Ranch residents. On February 7, we celebrate DC Ranch Day where residents can learn about and enjoy the community they call home.

Mission: The DC Ranch Community Council facilitates a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging in each DC Ranch resident. The Community Council programs and operates Desert Camp Community Center and The Home-

Garden Coach, Tyler Storey, shares what’s growing at the Community Garden. And with the Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch on the horizon, discover how a family-friendly athletic event has blossomed into one of the best attended runs in the Valley, generating much needed funding for a children’s nonprofit organization.

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up for election. Interested candidates should fill out an application online at DCRanch.com or pick up a copy at The Ranch Offices on Market Street, during regular business hours.

BY TERRI RAIMONDI | COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

his is an important time in the DC Ranch community as residents are tasked with choosing incoming members of the Ranch Association Board of Directors. With the election less than two months away, let’s reflect on the current board’s hard work and accomplishments from this past year: • The board surveyed the concerns of residents and feedback listed speeding as a top priority. This encouraged members to develop measures that help to lower driving speeds and reduce the number of speeders within the community. • The board addressed ways to communicate the use of public and private trails with appropriate signage. • Members approved video monitoring to deter crime and vandalism along the most public access point under Thompson Peak Parkway at Market Street. • A new security provider was selected and policy on motorized vehicles explored. • Development of Community-wide Standards for exterior property maintenance began. • New real estate signage guidelines and requirements regarding Neighborhood Voting Members (NVM) were adopted. Board and subcommittee members wrestled with difficult decisions. Now the hard choice is up to residents and their NVMs to find candidates equally as caring and compassionate to serve. Seats held by board President Fred Green, Vice President John Henrickson, Secretary Norm Schuminsky, and member Stephen Koven are

Ranch Association seeks four board members Application forms now available online or at The Ranch Offices on Market Street

Candidate application forms ask for prior volunteer, board or committee experience, civic involvement, education, professional designations, and goals if elected to serve. This information will be publicized through Ranch News, DCRanch.com, Ranch Roundup and through various community events. Candidates must be a DC Ranch homeowner, current with assessments and fees and in good standing with community governing documents and CC&Rs. Eligible candidates are asked to attend the official Candidate Forum to discuss their position on community projects and goals with residents. Contact the Ranch Association for more details on how to serve.

2015 Election Timeline February 7 Board of Directors Campaign Kick Off at DC Ranch Day Saturday, February 7 | 2 to 5 p.m. The Homestead Community Center March 2 Deadline for Candidate Statements | 5 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street March 16 Candidate Forum | 6 p.m. The Homestead Community Center March 23 Ballots mailed to Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs) and residents. (NVMs vote the consensus of their neighborhoods. Residents in areas without an NVM will receive an individual ballot.)

(Clockwise from top left) Board President Fred Green, Vice President John Henrickson, Secretary Norm Schuminsky and member Stephen Koven.

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

DC Ranch Women’s Club Java Hour with presenter Len Marcisz The DC Ranch Story: From Doc Crosby to Goldie Brown & Virginia Hash Wed, Feb. 11 | 10 a.m. to Noon RSVP on DCRanch.com

ADULT SOCIAL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Grapenuts Wine Club Wine parings for Valentine’s Day Wed, Feb. 11 | 7 to 9 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center RSVP on DCRanch.com

Mahjong Mon | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Please call Marsha Fineberg at 480.699.1649 to RSVP Duplicate Bridge Tues | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Please call Gerrie Hinson at 480.585.4699 to RSVP Social Bridge Wed | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Please call Sally Lecrone at 480.473.3138 to RSVP

DC Ranch Day Saturday, Feb. 7 | 2 to 5 p.m. The Homestead Community Center Advanced registration is required on DCRanch.com Step right up for a new tradition as neighbors come together to celebrate this spectacular place we call home. This year, come on out for a county fair themed event bringing nuggets of knowledge, friendly competition, entertainment and a sense of community together. Just like the home town fair you attended as a kid, the DC Ranch version will replicate the balance between fun and education. Capturing your favorite parts of the fair ground, you will enjoy: • Community stage with various entertainment and acts • Sack races and other ‘old school’ games and contests for all ages • Informational booths with give-aways, and raffle prizes • Old-time treats and an assortment of fair food • Historical DC Ranch film shown at 3 and 4 p.m.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES Pickleball Open Play Tues and Thurs | 3 to 5 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178 Yoga Tues and Thurs | 9 to 10 a.m. Desert Camp Community Center 480.342.7178 Zumba Tues and Thurs | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Homestead Community Center 480.342.7178

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Spotlight Speakers Series Aaron Brown: Turning Points in TV News History Wed, Feb. 18 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Homestead Community Center 480. 342.7178

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And the winner is..! Come for an evening of Oscar entertainment and discussion. Play film trivia for a chance to win movie passes and free popcorn. Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Festival, will host the event. Carney will facilitate discussion and insights on the nominees before residents cast their ballots on who will win in eight prominent categories. The winner will receive passes to the festival. Residents 21 & older welcome; light appetizers and beverages will be provided by the Community Council. ®

Ranch Association Board of Directors Mon, Feb. 2 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Homestead Community Center 480.513.1500 Modification Committee Meeting Tues, Feb. 3 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street 480.513.1500 Modification Committee Meeting Tues, Feb. 17 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street 480.513.1500

By the Numbers Foodie Fusion: Bubbles and Brûlée Saturday, Feb. 21 | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Let Valentine’s Day linger with a decadent pairing of sparkling wines and rich crème brûlée. Sample renowned sparkling wines from the United States and Europe – including French Champagne and Spanish Cava – with a guided tasting from Postino Wine Café’s beverage director. Each glass of tantalizing bubbles is paired with an assortment of brûlées including: raspberry, classic caramel, and chocolate. Heavy appetizers will also be served. Treat your sweetheart to a sensory experience. Bubbles and Brûlée is sure to tickle your nose, tickle your taste buds, and tickle your fancy. Admission is $20 per person. Advanced registration is required on DCRanch.com; space is limited to 75 guests. Adults 21 and over are welcome. Please call the Community Council at 480.342.7178 for more information.

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hen Crystal Jimenez gave birth to her first son, Diego, she had no idea she would need a place like Ryan House. The Phoenix nonprofit provides respite and palliative care for children with life-threatening conditions, and as needed, end-of-life care.

Diego suffered birth trauma and subsequently was diagnosed with severe brain damage. The family had been told about Ryan House by their pediatrician, Dr. Berger. Initially, Jimenez was nervous to leave her beloved child overnight with the fear of having him pass away without her by his side. But eventually the family decided to bring Diego to Ryan House after learning one of his home nurses worked there. They felt more at ease, knowing Diego and his nurse were already familiar with one other.

A sense of peace Over the past three years Ryan House has truly become a home away from home for Diego and his family.

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“It’s like going to Grandma’s house,” said Jimenez. “We know Diego is well taken care of, and we have a sense of peace. He is happy and in good hands.” The family was so grateful to Dr. Berger and Ryan House that they wanted to find a way to give back and show their support. They created a running team for the Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch. “When I’m running and feel like I can’t go any further, I think of Diego,” said Jimenez. “He is such an inspiration and helps push me to the finish line.”

Showing support Jimenez and her husband will be running on March 7 to show their support for Ryan House. They started ‘Team GO GO’, their nickname for Diego, and are hoping to raise $5,000 for the nonprofit. Team GO GO has participated in the Run for the past three years — continuing to advocate for Ryan House in the community. “Ryan House is special to me,” said Jimenez. “I have seen the pain of what these families go through. Ryan House is a safe place for them.” To register to run or donate to Team GO GO, please visit RunforRyanHouse.org.

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Ryan House: Helping children and families When you are the parent of a child with a life-threatening condition, every moment, every touch, every smile counts. These children require round-theclock care provided by their parents and families – an incredible effort of love and selflessness. Quality, relaxed family time becomes indescribably precious with rarely a chance to rest and re-energize or to connect as a couple or as a family. Until recently there was little help for these families. In March 2010 Ryan House opened its doors, unveiling an oasis of respite, filled with understanding and care. At Ryan House, families can entrust their child to the certified care team while they take a short break from both the emotional and the nonstop care their child requires at home. While the child stays at Ryan House, they are cared for in a home-like setting and are offered resources and activities including art, music, recreation and pet therapy, sensory and hydrotherapy activities and massage therapy. Ryan House is supported 100 percent by charitable contributions from generous donors and special fundraising with no government funding or insurance reimbursement. Since its inception, Ryan House has provided more than 200,000 care hours. Ryan House is proud and honored to serve families and help them find some peace and comfort. The small gift of time to rest, renew and reconnect is not a luxury — it is a necessity.

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Journey to a higher calling

Mother’s Grace founder Michelle Fanger (left) and board member and DC Ranch resident Dawn Pacheco.

BY JEREMY STEVENS | SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

hen Michelle Fanger saw the devastating images of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she immediately headed to New Orleans to lend support. DC Ranch resident Dawn Pacheco joined her on what would be an eye-opening journey for both women — a precursor to a higher calling.

In the chaos and sadness of a community knocked from its livelihood, Fanger and Pacheco met a New Orleans mother working to mend the fresh wounds. “We worked with this woman who was using her corner church office as a place for residents to come have a cup of coffee and start the proceedings/ paperwork for rebuild,” said Fanger. “She ended up taking that very basic initiative of a neighbor-to-neighbor response and expanded the system to a national level that has assisted thousands of neighborhoods.” Seeing how one person could make a difference in her community, Fanger created Mother’s Grace — a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that helps mothers and families suffering from adversity. That same year, Mother’s Grace held its first fundraiser to help mothers affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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“Over the years we have supported families facing various kinds of hardships,” Pacheco said. “We have helped with everything from food drives to financially supporting mothers going through treatments for cancer.” Fanger’s own battle with cancer—and experiencing the financial toll it takes — gave her a deeper understanding of the hurdles any family can face.

“In 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and the prognoses was questionable,” Fanger said. “And then, the day before I was to start my first chemotherapy treatment, one of my sons was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.” After a year of chemo and taking care of her insulin-dependent son, Fanger was extremely run down even with all her community support. “Even though I was struggling with my health, I had a sick son to take care of. There is no such thing as a break or day off when you’re a mother with a sick child,” Fanger said. “It was then that I truly realized how much mothers are the backbone of a family. And sometimes they need real help to keep it together.”

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Mother’s Grace serves as a support organization for mothers and families to assist with everything from finding childcare, to paying bills until a mother can get back on her feet.

“The mothers we’ve helped have the opportunity to establish their own nonprofits,” Fanger said. “Our board at Mother’s Grace is made up of professional women who lend their expertise to this endeavor. They advise the mothers on everything from business plans to marketing and fundraising.” Mother’s Grace awards three to four grants each year and also helps coordinate the awardee’s first fundraiser. The organization has worked with more than 1,000 mothers and families since its inception. Fanger hopes to expand 5th annual the organization by establishing new Mother’s Grace Brunch chapters in other local communities to expand the reach. “Creating their organization was never in my life plan,” Fanger said. “It is called Mother’s Grace because the success and evolution of this idea has all happened through grace. That’s really the only way I can explain it — and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.”

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Come celebrate Mother’s Day with a tribute to graceful mothers and their inspirational work. Enjoy a champagne brunch, shopping, and a heartwarming guest speaker. Proceeds benefit the Mother’s Grace Foundation.

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Passport to art

There is something to be said about dynamic art that pops off the canvas. This month residents can see and learn about art pieces that literally break the two-dimensional mold at the Community Council’s Passport to Art program on Feb. 12. Kristine Kollasch is February’s featured Passport to Art artist. Kollasch has been defined as a painter, a sculptor, and a ceramist, but no single word can describe this multi-faceted artist. Her art reveals an eclectic blend of styles, techniques and mediums purposefully chosen to best express the art at hand.

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express. I am continually exploring new things and see potential in most anything.”

Kollasch plans to showcase different mixed media painting at Passport to Art and talk about different materials used in today’s art. She also will discuss her art and how she uses a variety of mediums. “Artistic expression is therapeutic. I hear my own voice most clearly through paint, collage, texture and words hidden deep in the layers,” Kollasch said. “Using primarily acrylic paints with my fine art,

I frequently incorporate found objects such as tickets, fortunes, coins and keys to imply meaning or for simple sculptural value. My paintings explore the relationship between surface and depth, literal and metaphorical.” Because Kollasch creates in a variety of mediums, she cannot specifically define her style. She explains, “I choose the medium based on that which I need to

When asked what would make someone say, “That looks like a Kristine Kollasch piece!” She happily reports, “My paintings are most often colorful and textured, yet given a finish that begs to be touched to see if the textures are real or simply impressions left within the finish of the smooth top surface. Colors bleed onto the frames making them integral to the work, like punctuation that holds a sentence together.” Passport to Art is complementary for residents; please RSVP in advance on DCRanch.com.

Passport to Art: Kristine Kollasch Thursday, Feb 12 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center

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Chefs jump at chance to re-imagine classic cookies The Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is back. Chefs from more than a dozen Arizona hotspots use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the five beloved brands of Girl Scout cookies. As a bonus, some chefs have also taken on the challenge of using the newest Girl Scout cookie – Rah Rah Raisin. Each restaurant, including Grimaldi’s on Market Street, has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the transformation of the Girl Scouts’ Camp Sombrero into a Leadership Center for Girls and Women.

The People’s Preserve celebrates Scottsdale’s signature effort

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The preserve has also benefitted from community-minded developers and landowners, such as DMB and the Corrigan Marley family, who worked with Scottsdale to sell or dedicate land for the preserve adjacent to DC Ranch.

Feb. 12-22 WestWorld ScottsdaleShow.com The 60th annual horse show sets the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win. Scottsdale residents are invited to attend several events.

Parada de Sol Feb. 14 Old Town Scottsdale Paradadelsol.us Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol Parade boasts a fresh look, a new route and more activities than ever. This year’s parade embarks from Drinkwater Boulevard down Scottsdale Road. An Old West cattle drive begins parade festivities at 9:45 a.m. For all the details – including the Hashknife Pony Express arrival and the rodeo – call the Jaycees at 480.990.3179.

Author and historian Joan Fudala describes The People’s Preserve and the preserve movement in Scottsdale it documents as, “a passionate love story and a nail-biting thriller. It’s also a ‘how to’ book for other communities that want to preserve natural treasures like our McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert.” The book includes historic narrative, numerous photographs of people, places and preserve milestone events, maps and quotes from preserve effort notables. “Whether you like hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding; or just like to savor the magnificent views of Scottsdale, residents and visitors should take pride in what they’ve saved for this and future generations to enjoy in perpetuity,” Fudala said. “This is a story worth telling, sharing and celebrating.” The People’s Preserve is available as a free PDF download at scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve or for purchase on amazon.com.

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The art of manliness with Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss, owner and medical director of Shave Bar & Vitality Lounge and Paradise Medspa on Market Street, talks about her ventures into the growing trend of male grooming – with fun ‘how-to’ tips on looking and feeling your best.

What was your vision behind the creation of The Manor-Shave Bar & Vitality Lounge? This concept originated as an expansion project of Paradise Medspa. I wanted to make cosmetic and wellness services more appealing to male clientele. What we created was a novel concept, bringing together specialty barbershop services and men’s vitality services, in a comfortable, masculine environment. More men seem to be interested in pampering themselves these days. What do you think has prompted this trend? Men are starting to care more about how they look. There is a push to maintain a more youthful appearance and this push is coming from several different directions; first, to look younger; second, the dating scene; and last, as we live longer and healthier lives, there is a desire to have our outward appearance match that level of vitality.

features a full shave in addition to a gentleman’s facial service, designed specifically for the skin care needs of men. The Manor’s Vitality Lounge is the masculine interpretation of the experience we provide at our medical spa office; including a full array of laser skin care options, chemical peels, Botox and Dysport injections, body contouring and skin tightening therapies, as well as vitamin infusions and weight loss therapies.

Explain some of the unique services that The Manor-Shave Bar and Vitality Lounge offers. This is definitely not your father’s barbershop – this is the next generation of great grooming. The Manor’s Shave Bar specializes in the straight-razor shave experience, men’s facial hair grooming and skin care. While the Vitality Lounge offers laser hair, tattoo removal, hair restoration and vitamin and testosterone therapy. Our Signature Shave

If someone wanted to ‘gift’ a service to friend or family member for Valentine’s Day, what recommendations would you give? Definitely a Signature Shave Service, if you want them to love you! Or better, a 12-month membership to Club Manor, for a weekly shave. They will love you forever. Besides feeling and looking better, what are some other benefits to investing in vitality services? The number one thing that comes from looking and feeling better is the boost it gives to your confidence. You walk with your head held higher; you get your groove back which gets you noticed more and lends itself to better performance in the workplace and social arena.

5 Skin Care Tips for Guys 1. Use a cleanser dedicated to your face, not your body and/or your hair. 2. Exfoliate using a facial scrub at least 2-3 times per week. 3. Consider using a facial cleansing brush, like the Clarisonic, that removes dirt from your pores providing a closer shave. 4.

Try using at least one ‘product’ on your skin – anti-oxidant serums is a good start.

5. Use a good sunscreen – daily – with an SPF of at least 30. It’s the cheapest and easiest way to stay looking young.

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Where residents strive to connect

A simple phrase – sense of community – is just one value woven into the fabric of DC Ranch. From the Country Club to Desert Parks, Market Street to DC Ranch Crossing, residents and stakeholders share in common beliefs making this community unique in a number of ways.

What’s more rewarding is a shared commitment and mutual responsibility with the greater community that this partnership brings. Knowing that DC Ranch’s involvement with Ryan House provides at least one person, or family with respite, palliative care or end-of-life care is monumental. Families can sometimes feel isolated from the world. But through the Run, families can feel like they’re in this fight together. The eight values that DC Ranch strives to uphold were coveted by the original residents of the community and they continue to inspire residents today. History has a way of charting our future and such is true, making DC Ranch one of the best places to call home.

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Living in the spirit of civic and social involvement means allowing all people to thrive and connect with their greater community – which is why each year, DC Ranch partners with Ryan House, a non-profit organization in Phoenix that provides care for children and families with life threating conditions. As one of the many ways Ryan House raises funds and awareness, Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch came to life as another venture to provide continued care for families and children needing support.

Now in its 11th year, Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch features a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1-mile Family Fun Run. Each event starts and finishes along Market Street and courses through DC Ranch. The Run prides itself for the challenging ascents with stunning views of the McDowell Mountains and Valley below.

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Yes! It’s time to start planting for a summer harvest BY TYLER STOREY | GARDNENING COACH

The weather may still be cool, but February is a good time to prepare for a summer garden by sowing seeds and setting out transplants. The summer growing season can be short, so advance preparation will help ensure a solid crop.

guide for taking advantage of peak growing spring season. Once seeds begin to grow, turn your attention to the garden soil. Whether starting a new garden plot or working an established one, add organic material to the planting bed at the start of each growing season. Turn soil, then put down a layer of four inches of compost or well-rotted cow manure and turn again. Level it out with a rake and water it moderately. In two weeks or so your garden will be ready for the seedlings.

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Take these few simple steps now, to make sure plants are established before the summer heat arrives. By tucking seeds and transplanting into soil (even if frost may threaten) you can produce the most vegetables possible for your summer table.

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