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Ranch News

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Taste, savor, enjoy at Wine & Food event

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Discover the joys of family storytelling

How Ralphie the reindeer landed on Market Street

Art all around us

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Pioneers: Meet Barbara & Herb Winograd

Scottsdale lights up with art activities this month

Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture. Photo by Martine Doyon

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Making memories 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. Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Mike Gertzman Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Alexandra Duemer, Terri Raimondi and Catha Smith 480.585.1641 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

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November is one of my favorite months in Scottsdale. The return of beautiful weather also heralds the return of many residents amid exciting preparations for the holidays. What we lack in fall foliage here, we more than make up for with gorgeous days and balmy nights. The last two 20 for 20 DC Ranch anniversary hikes, Silverleaf on Nov. 3 and The McDowell Sonoran Preserve on Dec. 1, are an ideal way to enjoy our community’s bounty.

The fall also kicks off Scottsdale’s incredibly vibrant art scene. This year it seems to be even bigger than usual, with a whole month of activities around Scottsdale Contemporary Month. Venture down to the waterfront to see amazing public art, add to your collection, or find a unique holiday gift for someone special. Don’t forget nearby art celebrations and markets in Fountain Hills and Cave Creek, among others. We truly are surrounded by art!

The holidays provide one of the best times to bring family closer, not just across the table, but across the years. Take advantage of that closeness to write down or record your family history. Capture those personal memories and stories so they will live on through the generations.

I hope you find joy wherever the holidays take you. Speaking for the DC Ranch team, we are grateful for the community we work in and the residents who live here on the Ranch. See page 12 for storytelling ideas.

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 2019 SECURITY SERVICES PROVIDER After months of research, resident input and an interview process that was conducted in an open session, DC Ranch Association’s Board of Directors awarded a three-year security services provider contract to Anderson Security Agency at its Oct. 1 meeting. The Board of Directors approved this change in the security provider to improve service levels and leadership in the security operation. Enhancements will include emergency medical response service, body cams for all security personnel, and snake removal services. Anderson Security Agency will begin its partnership with DC Ranch on Jan. 1, 2019, with Allied Universal continuing to provide security services through 2018.

Ranch Association Executive Director Update:

employees are in the community every day and strive to conduct a visual exterior inspection of all homes at least once per year.

Since the implementation of the Community Standards, there has been an uptick in owner-initiated home improvement requests. Owners are doing their part by getting Modification Committee approval prior to starting on projects. It’s prudent to know what the Committee will approve prior to starting work. Forms for exterior modifications can be found on DCRranch.com under “My Home.” The Community Standards team is always available to help with advice on outdoor projects, including selecting an exterior paint color for a resident’s home or advising about landscape requirements.

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STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT, HOMES AND LANDSCAPE— TWO YEARS IN REVIEW

It’s been two years since the 2016 Community Standards were approved and implemented. The Standards were developed by resident-driven committees and staff, including input during town hall meetings. It was a process that benefitted from a broad spectrum of perspectives and collective opinion. The Standards are intended to foster and preserve the physical beauty and harmony of DC Ranch, to protect home values, and to ensure clearly written guidelines for community conduct, homes and landscape. The Standards were designed to be easy to read and understand, making it convenient for residents to familiarize themselves with the community’s expectations concerning life at DC Ranch. In the last two years, residents have demonstrated their support for the Standards. The overall sentiment is that owners want the community’s homes to look well-maintained, landscaping to meet the community’s original design criteria, and all

residents to pay attention to the regulations intended to help sustain our community’s excellence.

The community’s work on the standards is never done. For example, revisions were made earlier this year to the Standards for Conduct, prohibiting the use of drones in residential areas. In 2019, the Community Standards for Homes and Landscape will be reviewed to ensure their applicability in every regard. With 2,700 homes in DC Ranch, it is vital that processes are in place to monitor standard requirements and prompt owners when corrections are needed. Community Standards department

2019 Budget and Neighborhood Voting Member Ballots

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What’s next? Currently, the Community Standards do not address the two apartment complexes, Desert Parks Vista and Camden Foothills. Apartment representatives, Association and Community Council staff are involved in a collaborative process to develop standards that align with the DC Ranch Community Standards. The ultimate success of our community’s appearance relies on a collective effort where all owners and residents understand and appreciate the benefits of a vigilant approach to making sure everyone does their part. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of DC Ranch, let’s also think about the next 20 years and commit to keeping the community as beautiful as it is today.

Darren Shaw

Ranch Association Executive Director

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arly this November, both the Community Council and Ranch Association boards will formally vote to approve their 2019 budgets. The Ranch Association Board of Directors will vote at its Nov. 5 meeting set for 6 p.m. at The Homestead Community Center. The Community Council board will vote Nov. 8 at its 5:30 p.m. meeting at Desert Camp Community Center. Residents and commercial property owners will receive budget and assessment details by mail before Dec. 1. At the same time, residents will receive ballots to elect Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs). Election ballots are due back to The Ranch Offices by Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. and election winners will be announced on DCRanch.com on Dec. 21. New terms for NVMs begin Jan. 1, 2019.


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

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

Food Truck Night Celebration 5 to 8 p.m. | The Homestead

SATURDAY, NOV. 3

20 for 20: Hiking Challenge—Silverleaf 9 a.m. to noon Meet at The Homestead Community Campout 5 p.m. Nov. 3 to 10 a.m. Nov. 4 Desert Camp

MONDAY, NOV. 5

Ranch Association Board of Directors Meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead DC Ranch Gives: Pajama Drive Nov. 5 to Dec. 10 DC Ranch Community Centers Food Truck Night Celebration Thursday, Nov.1 5 to 8 p.m. The Homestead

HEALTHY, Beautiful TEETH and a nice confident smile make for a great first impression and do wonders for self-esteem. At North Scottsdale Dental Studio, we offer every convenience to make your visit as comfortable as it can be. Sedation dentistry and dental laser technology are among many of our advanced treatments that help alleviate dental anxiety and ensure first-class dental care.

In honor of DC Ranch’s 20th Anniversary celebration, there will be four tantalizing food trucks, plus lawn games and music. Bring the entire family to dine on the patio or lawn at The Homestead. Registration not required.

DC Ranch Gives: Pajama Program Drive Nov. 5 to Dec. 10 DC Ranch Gives is collecting new pajamas for all ages and sizes; the goal is to collect 500 pajamas for infants, children, and teens. Donations can be dropped off at The Homestead and Desert Camp community centers during business hours. Monetary donations accepted; make checks out to Pajama Program.

Creative Arts Workshop: Vino and Van Gogh 5:30 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

Grapenuts Wine Club: Wines Under $12 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Cocktails and the Garden Workshop 11 a.m. to noon DC Ranch Community Garden

TUESDAY, NOV. 27

Modification Committee Meeting 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Ranch Offices

RECURRING EVENTS

All Levels Yoga Mon and Wed | 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead

Strength and Balance Mon and Wed | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Homestead Shallow Water Exercise Mon and Wed | 3 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp (No class on Nov. 7 and 12; makeup class Nov. 15)

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 Kid’s Cuisine 6 to 8 p.m. | The Homestead

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

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DC Ranch Women’s Club: Scavenger Hunt 1 to 3 p.m. | Scavenger Hunt in Silverleaf 3 to 5 p.m. | Post-hunt Celebration

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

Sunday Shakespeare: Julius Caesar 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

Modification Committee Meeting 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Ranch Offices

DC Ranch Community Campout Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. Desert Camp North Lawn $40 per tent space Gather the family, pitch a tent for the night, and enjoy dinner, stargazing, songs and stories of the Southwest by Cowboy Wally. Not to mention s’mores and other fun snacks! Wake up to coffee and breakfast from The Breakfast Joynt.


DC Ranch Women’s Club: Scavenger Hunt Saturday, Nov. 10 1 to 3 p.m. | Scavenger Hunt in Silverleaf 3 to 5 p.m. | Post-hunt Celebration Uncover Silverleaf’s points of interest and make new friends at the Women’s Club Scavenger Hunt. Teams of five will be created and challenged to answer questions, follow clues, and document each success with a photo. Register as an individual or pair.

After the hunt, participants will share stories and photos, enjoy beverages, and receive prizes. The Scavenger Hunt will cover about two miles; comfortable shoes and casual wear are encouraged. Detailed information will be provided to each registrant.

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Social Bridge Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp DC Ranch Book Club Every fourth Wed | 7 p.m. Desert Camp Tai Chi Thursdays | 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 & 29, Dec. 6 Desert Camp Drop-in Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp

Creative Arts Workshop: Vino and Van Gogh Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 5:30 to 8 p.m. Desert Camp $30 | Ages 21+ Channel your inner artist! Painting instructor Carrie Curran will lead participants in the hands-on creation of a Starry Night-inspired desert painting. All materials provided, plus light appetizers and wine.

Sunday Shakespeare: Julius Caesar Sunday, Nov. 11 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Homestead (indoors) RSVP | Recommended for ages 9+ Southwest Shakespeare’s touring troupe brings a highly condensed, fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s iconic play, Julius Caesar, to DC Ranch. A timeless cautionary tale of political conspiracy and fierce societal disturbance, the play warns us about what can happen when a nation falls into the wrong hands. This family-friendly, 70-minute show will be followed by a talkback with the actors.

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Newsworthy Scottsdale needs you! Are you interested in getting more engaged with the city of Scottsdale? The city’s 25 Boards and Commissions offer volunteer opportunities for residents to influence a variety of important and interesting areas. Here are some examples: • Judicial Appointments Advisory Board: makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the appointment and reappointment of full-time city judges

• Human Services Commission: reviews and recommends funding for city social service programs

• Transportation Commission: reviews transportation planning issues

• Library Board: advises the City Council on general policy related to the programs, services and future development of the Scottsdale Public Library system

Boards and Commissions enable more voices to engage in local government, and participation provides many thought-provoking experiences for people of all backgrounds. DC Ranch residents are currently serving on the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission, McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission and possibly others. The time commitment varies, with as few as two meetings per year to as many as nine or more. The city recently upgraded its online application process to encourage more residents to apply. City Council members review the applications and nominees are scheduled for brief interviews with the City Council at a public meeting.

For more information and the full list of Scottsdale’s Boards and Commissions, visit scottsdaleaz.gov/boards

More development in Corporate Center

Capital Industrial Holdings, LLC, which owns land in the DC Ranch Corporate Center (purchased from Great Hearts Academy in August), recently submitted building plans to the city of Scottsdale. The project consists of four two-story buildings totaling over 50,000 square feet. One building is dedicated to office space; the other three are a combination of office and warehouse space. In addition to city review, the DC Ranch Covenant Commission must approve the project.

You're invited to the Scottsdale Airport grand opening

The city of Scottsdale recently completed a major renovation at the Scottsdale Airport and residents are invited for a tour. On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 6 p.m., this grand opening celebration will include interactive stations, sleek airplanes on display, kids’ activities and tours, along with entertainment and refreshments courtesy of Volanti Restaurant and Scottsdale Hangar Events. Located at 15000 N. Airport Drive, the event is free, but attendees are asked to register at eventbrite.com, search for Scottsdale Airport.

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Long known for its impressive public art program, Scottsdale Public Art is pulling out all the stops this fall. Experience 10 consecutive days of wonder at the annual Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light along the Scottsdale Waterfront Nov. 9–18, with interactive artworks, hands-on activities and workshops, artist talks, and live music and dance performances. This free event features 10 large-scale art installations by local, national and international artists. Some highlights:

Iceberg A playful, immersive, light and sound installation, this 67-foot-long tunnel employs user-activated lights and sounds to tell the story of an Arctic iceberg. Through Dec. 31.

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minum lotus sculptures floating on the canal come alive with LED lights and Floatus controlled flame effects that shoot up to 30 feet in the air. The installation will have 28 fire shows spread across the event’s 10-day span.

Light Flutter The vibrant, translucent wings of

30 mechatronic butterflies, with wingspans from 20 to 35 inches, create a kaleidoscopic spectacle of light, both day and night, with a palette that alters depending on the viewer’s vantage point.

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CANAL CONVERGENCE

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From the highly acclaimed Canal Convergence interactive event along Scottsdale's Waterfront and the much anticipated “Electric Desert” installation at the Desert Botanical Garden, to art auctions, exhibitions and the Scottsdale International Film Festival, this curated collection of special events should be on every art lover’s itinerary.

The Walter Project. Photo by Andrew Jorgensen

you love art that intrigues, inspires and fuels lively conversations, you won’t want to miss Scottsdale Contemporary Month, Oct. 21 to Nov. 21, featuring a wide variety of art-minded events and activities that embrace film, design, architecture and the culinary arts.

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Loop A series of glowing

cylinders that are a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. When visitors work the lever together, the cylinder starts spinning, lights up and a series of still images inspired by 13 different fairy tales appear to move.

Activities during Dirty Dozen the event include Brass Band Family Days on Nov. 11 and 18 with hands-on activities like natural dye workshops, screen printing and glow-in-the-dark fun. Artist talks, workshops and other presentations highlight themes of creativity and sustainability. A variety of tours treat visitors to a history of canals in the Valley with information about the featured art installations and permanent public artworks throughout Scottsdale, including a glowing Night Lights Bike Ride. For a full listing of events, visit canalconvergence.com.

Canal Convergence Kick off the festivities with Nov. 9-18, 2018 the Canal Convergence Most events are free Launch Party Featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. at Soleri Plaza on the Scottsdale Waterfront. New Orleans-based Dirty


l around us Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul for more than 40 years. Tickets are $50 per person and include two complimentary beverages; additional beverages are available to purchase from the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Tent.

ARTFEST OF SCOTTSDALE

One of the Valley’s most popular holiday traditions, ArtFest is now in its 25th season and is known for cutting-edge contemporary art. It features 150 artists from across the country, where you can find

ArtFest of Scottsdale

Nov. 17-18 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily | Free Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

that one-of-a-kind gift just in time for the holidays. Enjoy fine art, fine crafts, local authors, live music throughout the festival and taste-tempting foods in a beautiful sculpture garden setting. ArtFest coincides with the last two days of Canal Convergence.

LOCAL LIGHT

Local Light is a temporary public art initiative that expands Canal Convergence beyond the Scottsdale Waterfront. Local Light features light-based art Local Light Oct. 25—Dec. 31 installations created by local Free | Fifth Avenue artists and located at busiand Marshall Way nesses along Marshall Way, south of the canal.

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN: ELECTRIC DESERT

Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. Electric Desert includes seven site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden. This is Klip Collective’s second garden installation; the first was at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

MORE ART TO DELIGHT AND INSPIRE RESIDENTS AND VISITORS:

• Scottsdale International Film Festival, Nov. 2 -11 scottsdalefilmfestival.com • Contemporary Focus ArtWalk, Nov. 15 • Magical History Tour at Hotel Valley Ho —through Nov. 21 • Cosanti Foundation—Paolo Soleri Windbells Foundry Demonstration—through Nov. 21 • Contemporary Hopi Ceramicists and Katsina Doll Carvers—through Nov. 25 • Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright In Arizona—through Dec. 31 For more information, visit experience scottsdale.com/signature-events/ scottsdale-contemporary-month/

Desert Botanical Garden: Electric Desert Oct. 12, 2018 to May 12, 2019 Pricing varies. Visit dbg.org

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amilies nurture our bodies and our hearts. Especially when we gather for big holiday celebrations, our family traditions—and the cultural, religious, and geographical forces that shape them—are all wound together with what we eat, how it is prepared, and how it is shared.

• Can you tell me a story about your parents or siblings? • How did you like school? Did you have a favorite subject? • As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

• What was your first job? What did you do with your first paycheck?

The joys of family storytelling

Of course Nana’s apple pie, Uncle Joe’s smoked turkey, and your sister’s best ever cornbread stuffing are great. But even more special are the stories: the who, where, when, what and why of your family’s history. Those stories—sometimes funny, or sad, full of triumph or regrets, or blissfully ordinary—are powerful and priceless. If you aren’t asking for your family’s stories, you should. It’s a safe bet that there are lots of things you don’t know about the person next to you at the dinner table. And no one knows how many chances you’ll get to ask—memories are too precious to lose.

Not sure how to begin? For inspiration, type “questions to ask your family members” in your browser and you’ll find hundreds of options.

HERE ARE A FEW TO GET YOU STARTED

• Where did you grow up? What was your childhood home like?

• How did your family celebrate holidays when you were a child?

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• Do you remember hearing your grandparents describe their lives? What did they say?

• Tell me about your spouse: when did you meet, get married, have children?

• What were the hardest choices you ever had to make?

• What was the favorite place you ever visited and what was it like?

THE STORYTELLERS PROJECT

Listening to storytellers can help you learn about how to share your own story, and how to ask for more stories from family members. Watch local storytellers at the Arizona Storytellers: Food and Family event. Megan Finnerty, founder and director of The Storytellers Project, produces events all across the region in connection with The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com that explore the power of illuminating stories to entertain and create empathy. For more information and to purchase tickets go to tickets.azcentral.com. Arizona Storytellers: Food and Family

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veryone is familiar with Santa’s trusted stable of reindeer at the North Pole. But only a few elves in Santa’s inner circle know about his reindeer-in-training, Ralphie. Unlike his reindeer friends, Ralphie tends to get distracted by his discoveries, which is how he came to be known as “Ralphie the Wayward Reindeer.”

He has a highly-cultivated love of plant life, maintaining a journal of plant species. Over time, his tireless search for new botanical specimens caused his nose and the shock of hair on his head to turn a bright shade of green. One evening, Ralphie was on a training flight over the Arizona desert. He was awestruck by his first sight of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, as the full moon bathed DC Ranch and Market Street in a soft, magical glow. The constellations twinkled brighter than any night sky he had ever seen. But what caught Ralphie’s eye was a sprig of white berries in a wash near Tom’s Thumb. He knew this was the elusive mistletoe, one of Santa and Mrs. Claus’ favorite Christmas plants! So he veered off his flight path to touch down, pluck the mistletoe and place it in his pocket for safekeeping. Soon Ralphie realized he was hungry, and took a few bites of mistletoe. It was irresistibly delicious, but he

didn’t realize that mistletoe is poisonous to most creatures. Thankfully, Santa’s magic protected him from getting a tummy ache.

Then more magic happened: Ralphie became invisible, except for a glimmer of his bright green nose! The rest of Santa’s reindeer couldn’t find Ralphie. They called out his name, but they had to resume their flight back to the North Pole, as the sun was starting to rise over the mountain range. Ralphie didn’t mind being left behind, because he had found his happy place. Desert plants grew everywhere, waiting to be documented in his botanical journal, and he learned he could make himself invisible whenever he feasted on his favorite berries. If you observe the McDowell Mountains carefully at night, you might see a fluorescent green flash. That rare sight is Ralphie the Wayward Reindeer, dancing and playing pranks on his friends in the Preserve. When Ralphie made the desert his home, he promised Santa he would magically appear at the merriest of all holiday happenings—Market Street’s Hot Cocoa Stroll—to keep the magic of Christmas alive for all the good boys and girls in DC Ranch and beyond. Be sure to say hello on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and give Ralphie the reindeer a high five when you spot him. He is bringing reindeer treats to share with his friends!

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being about the same size, and 20 years later it continues to be a delightful and comfortable home. “We’re impressed with the management of the community, how the public areas are kept up, and the level of responsiveness to homeowner issues,” Herb said.

Barbara and Herb Winograd celebrated their 20th year at DC Ranch this summer—and they owe it all to the Phoenix Symphony Guild. Well, indirectly.

The Winograds escaped the frigid winters of Cleveland in 1972 and built a beautiful home in Paradise Valley. After 25 years there, they started to think, “What’s next?” Barbara was active with the Phoenix Symphony Guild, and one of her friends had a connection to DC Ranch, so they went to take a look. It wasn’t easy to find. Intersecting dirt roads, no models, and a tiny sales office. But Herb and Barbara liked the open space and the view of the mountains, so they picked a lot and worked to customize their home

the first one in Montelena.

Herb has been a longtime member of the Wednesday Social Bridge Group, where he has

Meet Barbara & Herb Winograd

Pretty soon they had a few neighbors, and before long, “there were even enough people in DC Ranch to warrant a stop sign—and eventually a stoplight—at the intersection of Thompson Peak Parkway and Pima Road. How far we’ve come!” Herb said.

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He figures they were the oldest people to move into DC Ranch and are probably the oldest in the neighborhood now—Herb will turn 90 this month. A retired pediatrician, Herb continued to stay connected to working with children for many years by tutoring Scottsdale firstgraders in reading. Barbara and Herb love to travel— they are taking a cruise to Cuba this fall and are looking forward to people-watching, good food, and, Herb quipped, “seeing my favorite 1957 Chevy again.” At the end of the trip, though, they will be happy to be back home on the Ranch.

They thought they were downsizing with the new house, but it ended up

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formed many close friendships. He and Barbara also play bridge once a week at the Granite Reef Senior Center, and Herb still gets in nine holes of golf every week, too. They enjoy being close to family members who live nearby.

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he Thanksgiving season is a wonderful time for reflection. At the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, we can’t think of a better place to do so than on the trails of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. As stewards of the land, we are often uplifted by stories from Preserve users about the ways in which the Preserve has touched their lives. We’ve been moved by countless tales of family bonding, improvements in physical and mental health, healing during heartache and loss, and of course, those who come in search of the desert’s beauty and peace. As the weather cools, we hope to see you out on the trails or at one of our Conservancy sponsored education, family, or hike and bike events creating memories and stories of your own. If you are looking for something to do on Thanksgiving Day, meet at the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead for the More Pie Please annual hike. Join Steve Dodd to burn off some calories with family and friends and you won’t feel a bit guilty about having that second piece of pie! This is a moderate hike of 2.5 miles with some ups and downs. Arrive at 7:45 a.m. and plan on about 1.5 hours of hiking.

Other November activities include: Sonoran Sunday: Desert Birds of Prey Sunday, Nov. 4 3 to 4 p.m. Gateway Trailhead Natural History Lecture Series: Saguaros, Shrubs and More Tuesday, Nov. 6 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mustang Library Auditorium RSVP to educationrsvp@ mcdowellsonoran.org

How to Think Like a Citizen Scientist Sunday, Nov. 11 1:45 to 4 p.m. Gateway Trailhead Yoga in the Desert (discovery hike) Monday, Nov. 12— Veteran’s Day Observed 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. Lost Dog Wash Trailhead Bike New Trails in the North Wednesday, Nov. 14 7:45 to 11 a.m. PimaDynamite Trailhead

Natural History Lecture Series: From Heads to Scales … Fauna of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Saturday, Nov. 17 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mustang Library Auditorium RSVP to educationrsvp@ mcdowellsonoran.org PastFinder Gathering: Brown’s Ranch Historical Survey Tuesday, Nov. 27 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mustang Library Auditorium

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Around Scottsdale Story Pirates Greatest Hits Based on stories written by real kids, this sketch comedy musical gives children in the audience a chance to help 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival craft an improvised portion of each performance. The are lined with more than 165 artists family-friendly matinee is 50 and thousands of artworks of all minutes, without an intermission. sizes and genres. Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. at Virginia G. Piper Theater, Scottsdale. thunderbirdartists.com Story Pirates AfterDark, the adults-only Pinners Conference & Expo version, takes a more mature Nov. 9-10 at WestWorld approach to side-splitting of Scottsdale comedy the night before on DIY delight! Explore Friday, Nov. 2, at 8:30 p.m. 100+ Pinterest-based scottsdaleperformingarts.org classes taught by top 25th Annual Carefree national presenters and Fine Art & Wine Festival Nov. 2-4 shop with hundreds of businesses Enjoy the unparalleled ambience catering to crafts, cooking, self-imof fine art, wine and live musical provement, photography, entertainment at this popular event party planning, scrapbooking, in downtown Carefree. Sample an holiday, beauty and fashion. extensive array of domestic and az.pinnersconference.com imported wines at Arizona's largest Veterans Day Commemoration wine-tasting event; a $10 engraved souvenir wine glass comes with six Capt. Larry Ernst, U.S. Navy, retired, tasting tickets. The streets will be the keynote speaker at the

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Scottsdale Philharmonic free classical music concert

The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 39; Invitation to the Dance Op. 65 by Weber; Slavonic Dances Op. 46 by Dvorak; and Orpheus in the Underworld Overture by Offenbach. scottsdalephilharmonic.com

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An art show that’s so extensive it takes two weeks to see everything! Visit 174 artists at 44 host studios on this free self-guided artist studio tour held the last two weekends in November—Nov. 16-18 and 23-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. sonoranartsleague.org

The Scottsdale Philharmonic’s next concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale.

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