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Visit the Home and Landscape Expo

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Spooky Carnival invites all superheros

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Magnificent McDowell Mountains McDowell Sonoran Preserve celebrates 25th anniversary

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Neighborhood spotlight: Desert Haciendas

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

Like us on Facebook A division of Republic Media 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Advertising Lisa Schubert 480.254.0951 VP, Sales–Local Kevin Martinelli Editor Jim Williams Art Director Miles Abernethy

DC Ranch, the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and the Tour de Scottsdale are intimately linked together through a rich history.

Back in the early days on the Ranch, several folks involved in the development of our community organized a horseback ride up Windgate Pass to raise funds for the early efforts to form the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Chuck Matthews, a founding member of the Covenant Commission, provided this photo of a memento from that time in DC Ranch history. Today, another type of ride—The Tour de Scottsdale cycling event—benefits the beautiful McDowell Mountains. The proceeds from the Tour are donated to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (The Conservancy), the agency committed to preserving and advancing the natural open space that is our neighbor— the preserve. Come to Market Street on Oct. 13 to witness the energy and excitement of this long-standing DC Ranch tradition; see page 6 for details. The partnership between DC Ranch and The Conservancy is natural (pun intended) and reflects our community value of Environmental Stewardship: We value the beauty of our Sonoran Desert surroundings and are committed to sound, long-term stewardship of the natural environment. We will continue to be sensitive to the natural landscape, maintain the ecological integrity of the area and respect the adjacent Preserve lands. Happy trails,

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

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director

DC Ranch: Community values • SENSE OF COMMUNITY • ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP • FAMILY

• HEALTHY LIFESTYLES • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS • LIFELONG LEARNING

• ARTISTIC & CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES • RELATIONSHIP WITH LARGER COMMUNITY

Committed to bringing world-class healthcare to our community! Arizona Cancer Surgery Specialists Abrazo Medical Group

3811 E Bell Rd., Ste 309 • Phoenix, AZ 85032

Ronald S. Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS Chief, Surgical Oncology

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Nasrin Ghalyaie, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Chief, Colon & Rectal Surgery

AbrazoMedicalGroup.com 480-372-2111

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

Like us on Facebook A division of Republic Media 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Advertising Lisa Schubert 480.254.0951 VP, Sales–Local Kevin Martinelli Editor Jim Williams Art Director Miles Abernethy

DC Ranch, the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and the Tour de Scottsdale are intimately linked together through a rich history.

Back in the early days on the Ranch, several folks involved in the development of our community organized a horseback ride up Windgate Pass to raise funds for the early efforts to form the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Chuck Matthews, a founding member of the Covenant Commission, provided this photo of a memento from that time in DC Ranch history. Today, another type of ride—The Tour de Scottsdale cycling event—benefits the beautiful McDowell Mountains. The proceeds from the Tour are donated to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (The Conservancy), the agency committed to preserving and advancing the natural open space that is our neighbor— the preserve. Come to Market Street on Oct. 13 to witness the energy and excitement of this long-standing DC Ranch tradition; see page 6 for details. The partnership between DC Ranch and The Conservancy is natural (pun intended) and reflects our community value of Environmental Stewardship: We value the beauty of our Sonoran Desert surroundings and are committed to sound, long-term stewardship of the natural environment. We will continue to be sensitive to the natural landscape, maintain the ecological integrity of the area and respect the adjacent Preserve lands. Happy trails,

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

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director

DC Ranch: Community values • SENSE OF COMMUNITY • ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP • FAMILY

• HEALTHY LIFESTYLES • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS • LIFELONG LEARNING

• ARTISTIC & CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES • RELATIONSHIP WITH LARGER COMMUNITY

Committed to bringing world-class healthcare to our community! Arizona Cancer Surgery Specialists Abrazo Medical Group

3811 E Bell Rd., Ste 309 • Phoenix, AZ 85032

Ronald S. Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS Chief, Surgical Oncology

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Nasrin Ghalyaie, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Chief, Colon & Rectal Surgery

AbrazoMedicalGroup.com 480-372-2111

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Ranch Updates

Neighborhood Voting Member election kick off The top things NVMs do:

ct. 1 is the official start of the NVM election for the upcoming year. Candidate forms are available at DCRanch.com. Next year, there will be 44 volunteers representing the neighborhoods they are elected to serve. An NVM must reside in the neighborhood they wish to represent and be in good standing with the Association.

1 Elect the Ranch Association Board of Directors

2 Vote in all Association matters requiring a membership vote, except as otherwise provided by the CC&Rs

2020 NVM Changes

Over the past year, the Association’s Policy Committee, the Board of Directors, NVMs and residents weighed in on ideas to improve and better define the responsibilities of NVMs and provide more equitable neighborhood NVM representation. Changes coming this fall include: NVMs and Alternate NVMs for the same neighborhood cannot be related and cannot co-own any property within that neighborhood. NVMs and Alternate NVMs shall not be related to a member of the Association Board and cannot serve concurrently in both roles. NVMs shall

Planning a remodel or updating your home?

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he Home and Landscape Expo is just days away. If you’ve been considering a change to your home’s exterior or landscape, don’t miss this special free event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at The Homestead Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration is not required, and walk-ins are welcome. The event will feature vendors and specialists to offer one-on-one consultations and answer questions. Presentations on exterior lighting, painting and home water conservation will be featured at 4:30 and 6 p.m. along with information on Habitat for Humanity’s free “Deconstruction Team” services.

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3 Act as a liaison between the Board and its constituents on neighborhood matters 4 Provide a quorum of members for the annual meeting 5 Promote neighborhood and community activities

Interested in serving as an NVM? Additional NVM

not vote in the Board of Directors election if they are a candidate, the vote would fall to the Alternate. If there is no alternate, then owners would cast individual ballots per lot(s) owned.

Meet the Modification team at DC Ranch

t the heart of most exterior home and landscape changes is Ranch Association’s modification process. Larry Cowles serves as Director of Exterior Modifications and Painting to oversee and review submittals and to work with the Ranch Association Modification Committee. This committee is appointed each year by the Board and consists of not more than five members, one of whom is a current board director. The other committee members may be residents, architects or similar professionals who are not residents of DC Ranch.

opportunities are now available in several areas of DC Ranch. Visit DCRanch.com/communitymanagement for details.

The most remarkable modification seen so far has been a water feature that mimics the look and appearance of rainfall. Remodels have doubled from last year’s numbers.

All modifications must adhere to the Community Standards and the design guidelines which includes a site visit to the property. After the submittal review is complete, the Covenant Commission is consulted to ensure accuracy. The Association then presents its recommendations to the Modification Committee which thoughtfully renders its decision to ensure the aesthetic integrity of DC Ranch is maintained. Once Larry Cowles the project has been approved, and the last The committee meets bi-monthly to review stone installed, a final project inspection is conducted modifications for custom and non-custom homes. to confirm the work was performed as approved. The Modifications may include landscaping and architechomeowner can now fully appreciate all the changes tural alterations such as adding windows or awnings, they’ve made. Serving on the Modification Committee replacing the front door, removing covered patio colis a great way to learn about the variety of neighborumns or adding less than 100 square feet to the home. hoods throughout DC Ranch and to give back to Landscape changes might include installing a pool, the community. Send an email to larry.cowles@ patio, BBQ or fire pit. Complete backyard remodels dcranchinc.com for more information. are the most common type of modification this year.

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Ranch Updates

Neighborhood Voting Member election kick off The top things NVMs do:

ct. 1 is the official start of the NVM election for the upcoming year. Candidate forms are available at DCRanch.com. Next year, there will be 44 volunteers representing the neighborhoods they are elected to serve. An NVM must reside in the neighborhood they wish to represent and be in good standing with the Association.

1 Elect the Ranch Association Board of Directors

2 Vote in all Association matters requiring a membership vote, except as otherwise provided by the CC&Rs

2020 NVM Changes

Over the past year, the Association’s Policy Committee, the Board of Directors, NVMs and residents weighed in on ideas to improve and better define the responsibilities of NVMs and provide more equitable neighborhood NVM representation. Changes coming this fall include: NVMs and Alternate NVMs for the same neighborhood cannot be related and cannot co-own any property within that neighborhood. NVMs and Alternate NVMs shall not be related to a member of the Association Board and cannot serve concurrently in both roles. NVMs shall

Planning a remodel or updating your home?

T

he Home and Landscape Expo is just days away. If you’ve been considering a change to your home’s exterior or landscape, don’t miss this special free event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at The Homestead Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration is not required, and walk-ins are welcome. The event will feature vendors and specialists to offer one-on-one consultations and answer questions. Presentations on exterior lighting, painting and home water conservation will be featured at 4:30 and 6 p.m. along with information on Habitat for Humanity’s free “Deconstruction Team” services.

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3 Act as a liaison between the Board and its constituents on neighborhood matters 4 Provide a quorum of members for the annual meeting 5 Promote neighborhood and community activities

Interested in serving as an NVM? Additional NVM

not vote in the Board of Directors election if they are a candidate, the vote would fall to the Alternate. If there is no alternate, then owners would cast individual ballots per lot(s) owned.

Meet the Modification team at DC Ranch

t the heart of most exterior home and landscape changes is Ranch Association’s modification process. Larry Cowles serves as Director of Exterior Modifications and Painting to oversee and review submittals and to work with the Ranch Association Modification Committee. This committee is appointed each year by the Board and consists of not more than five members, one of whom is a current board director. The other committee members may be residents, architects or similar professionals who are not residents of DC Ranch.

opportunities are now available in several areas of DC Ranch. Visit DCRanch.com/communitymanagement for details.

The most remarkable modification seen so far has been a water feature that mimics the look and appearance of rainfall. Remodels have doubled from last year’s numbers.

All modifications must adhere to the Community Standards and the design guidelines which includes a site visit to the property. After the submittal review is complete, the Covenant Commission is consulted to ensure accuracy. The Association then presents its recommendations to the Modification Committee which thoughtfully renders its decision to ensure the aesthetic integrity of DC Ranch is maintained. Once Larry Cowles the project has been approved, and the last The committee meets bi-monthly to review stone installed, a final project inspection is conducted modifications for custom and non-custom homes. to confirm the work was performed as approved. The Modifications may include landscaping and architechomeowner can now fully appreciate all the changes tural alterations such as adding windows or awnings, they’ve made. Serving on the Modification Committee replacing the front door, removing covered patio colis a great way to learn about the variety of neighborumns or adding less than 100 square feet to the home. hoods throughout DC Ranch and to give back to Landscape changes might include installing a pool, the community. Send an email to larry.cowles@ patio, BBQ or fire pit. Complete backyard remodels dcranchinc.com for more information. are the most common type of modification this year.

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QUALITY DENTAL CARE, PERSONALIZED FOR YOUR

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

THURSDAY | OCT. 3

Creative Arts Class: Merlot and Monet 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Perfect Smile

MONDAY | OCT. 7

Sunday, Oct. 13 6:30 a.m. to Noon | Market Street Join the 16th annual Tour de Scottsdale and cheer on cyclists from all over the country. Enjoy live music and grab a cold beer or a glass of wine from the beer garden! Proceeds benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, the organization responsible for managing Scottsdale’s Sonoran Preserve.

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

THURSDAY | OCT. 10

Spotlight Speaker Series: Protecting leaders of the free world 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Fall Social 5 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

SUNDAY | OCT. 13

HEALTHY, Beautiful TEETH

Tour de Scottsdale 6:30 a.m. to Noon | Market Street

Family, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry AR-GCI0173478-04

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THURSDAY | OCT. 17

Food Truck Night: Taste of Hawaii 5 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Ranch Association Budget Workshop 6 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead

TUESDAY | OCT. 22

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

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 9 4 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead

Todd Mabry, DDS Anna Vaysman, DMD

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 16

DC Ranch Hiking Group 9 a.m. to Noon | The Homestead

The Home and Landscape Expo

(480) 538.5210 NorthScottsdaleDentalStudio.com 8595 East Bell Road, Suite D-100

Canasta for Beginners 10 a.m. to Noon | Desert Camp

SATURDAY | OCT. 19

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.

Learn about the DC Ranch community standards and how they apply to existing or proposed projects. Experts on lighting, painting and home water management will give presentations at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Information booths will offer additional home improvement ideas and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Arizona native Cristina Beloud will share the story of her 25-year Secret Service career—including being on scene following the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, how she became supervisor of the protective division and lessons learned about overcoming the odds in a male-dominated line of work. She will also speak about the journey of her life and the new chapter in her career with Amazon.

RECURRING EVENTS

Home & Landscape Expo 4 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead Grapenuts: Rioja Reds 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

Wednesday, Oct. 16 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

DC Ranch Men’s Club: Monday Night Football 5 to 8 p.m. All American Sports Grill

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 16, 23 & 30

Parent Education Series: Substance abuse 6 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

Estate Planning Probate Trust Administration Business Planning QDROS Elder Law Bankruptcy Tax Controversies

Spotlight Speaker Series: Protecting leaders of the free world

MONDAY | OCT. 28

TUESDAY | OCT. 8

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 9

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Tour de Scottsdale

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting 3 to 4:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street

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

9375 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

All Levels Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead

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

Spooky Carnival: Boom! Wham! Pow!

Social Bridge Club Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Book Club Every fourth Wednesday | 7 p.m. Desert Camp The Art Club Thursdays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Drop-in Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp Canasta Club Fridays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Liking Hiking Every second Tuesday | 6:30 a.m. Every fourth Saturday | 6:30 a.m. Email slowenhar@gmail.com for details.

Shad M. Brown JD,LLM Former IRS Attorney

Attorney Scott Jensen, JD

Call today for a Free Consultation 480.447.7107 www.BNCJLAW.com

THE ROYAL PALMS OF NORTH SCOTTSDALE A PRIVATE LUXURY RESORT STYLE HOME Exquisite Spanish Estate in Los Gatos

Saturday, Oct. 26 | 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp Don’t miss all the Halloween action at this classic comic book themed Signature event. Spidey senses will be tingling with a Superhero Showdown, DJ dance party, create a comic activity, Hulk smash station and much more. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner with gluten free and vegan options available. Tickets: Maximum six (6) tickets per household. Children ages 0-3 are free, 4-12 are $9 each, and 13 and older are $17.

THURSDAY | OCT. 24

8601 E Los Gatos Drive Scottsdale AZ 85255 5 Bedroom | 8 Bath | 6,719 Sqft 8 Car Garage | 3 Acres | Offered at $3,500,000

Prickly Pumpkin Patch 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Desert Camp Community Council Budget Meeting 6 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead

FRIDAY | OCT. 25

Arizona Oddities: A spooky history 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Andrew Bloom REALTOR®, Senior Partner Andrew@BVOLuxury.com

SATURDAY | OCT. 26

Spooky Carnival: Boom! Wham! Pow! 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

(480) 582-9263 | www.BVOLuxuryGroup.com

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QUALITY DENTAL CARE, PERSONALIZED FOR YOUR

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

THURSDAY | OCT. 3

Creative Arts Class: Merlot and Monet 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Perfect Smile

MONDAY | OCT. 7

Sunday, Oct. 13 6:30 a.m. to Noon | Market Street Join the 16th annual Tour de Scottsdale and cheer on cyclists from all over the country. Enjoy live music and grab a cold beer or a glass of wine from the beer garden! Proceeds benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, the organization responsible for managing Scottsdale’s Sonoran Preserve.

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

THURSDAY | OCT. 10

Spotlight Speaker Series: Protecting leaders of the free world 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Fall Social 5 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

SUNDAY | OCT. 13

HEALTHY, Beautiful TEETH

Tour de Scottsdale 6:30 a.m. to Noon | Market Street

Family, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry AR-GCI0173478-04

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THURSDAY | OCT. 17

Food Truck Night: Taste of Hawaii 5 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Ranch Association Budget Workshop 6 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead

TUESDAY | OCT. 22

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

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 9 4 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead

Todd Mabry, DDS Anna Vaysman, DMD

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 16

DC Ranch Hiking Group 9 a.m. to Noon | The Homestead

The Home and Landscape Expo

(480) 538.5210 NorthScottsdaleDentalStudio.com 8595 East Bell Road, Suite D-100

Canasta for Beginners 10 a.m. to Noon | Desert Camp

SATURDAY | OCT. 19

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.

Learn about the DC Ranch community standards and how they apply to existing or proposed projects. Experts on lighting, painting and home water management will give presentations at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Information booths will offer additional home improvement ideas and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Arizona native Cristina Beloud will share the story of her 25-year Secret Service career—including being on scene following the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, how she became supervisor of the protective division and lessons learned about overcoming the odds in a male-dominated line of work. She will also speak about the journey of her life and the new chapter in her career with Amazon.

RECURRING EVENTS

Home & Landscape Expo 4 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead Grapenuts: Rioja Reds 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

Wednesday, Oct. 16 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

DC Ranch Men’s Club: Monday Night Football 5 to 8 p.m. All American Sports Grill

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 16, 23 & 30

Parent Education Series: Substance abuse 6 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

Estate Planning Probate Trust Administration Business Planning QDROS Elder Law Bankruptcy Tax Controversies

Spotlight Speaker Series: Protecting leaders of the free world

MONDAY | OCT. 28

TUESDAY | OCT. 8

WEDNESDAY | OCT. 9

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Tour de Scottsdale

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting 3 to 4:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street

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

9375 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

All Levels Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead

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

Spooky Carnival: Boom! Wham! Pow!

Social Bridge Club Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Book Club Every fourth Wednesday | 7 p.m. Desert Camp The Art Club Thursdays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Drop-in Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp Canasta Club Fridays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Liking Hiking Every second Tuesday | 6:30 a.m. Every fourth Saturday | 6:30 a.m. Email slowenhar@gmail.com for details.

Shad M. Brown JD,LLM Former IRS Attorney

Attorney Scott Jensen, JD

Call today for a Free Consultation 480.447.7107 www.BNCJLAW.com

THE ROYAL PALMS OF NORTH SCOTTSDALE A PRIVATE LUXURY RESORT STYLE HOME Exquisite Spanish Estate in Los Gatos

Saturday, Oct. 26 | 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp Don’t miss all the Halloween action at this classic comic book themed Signature event. Spidey senses will be tingling with a Superhero Showdown, DJ dance party, create a comic activity, Hulk smash station and much more. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner with gluten free and vegan options available. Tickets: Maximum six (6) tickets per household. Children ages 0-3 are free, 4-12 are $9 each, and 13 and older are $17.

THURSDAY | OCT. 24

8601 E Los Gatos Drive Scottsdale AZ 85255 5 Bedroom | 8 Bath | 6,719 Sqft 8 Car Garage | 3 Acres | Offered at $3,500,000

Prickly Pumpkin Patch 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Desert Camp Community Council Budget Meeting 6 to 7 p.m. | The Homestead

FRIDAY | OCT. 25

Arizona Oddities: A spooky history 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Andrew Bloom REALTOR®, Senior Partner Andrew@BVOLuxury.com

SATURDAY | OCT. 26

Spooky Carnival: Boom! Wham! Pow! 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

(480) 582-9263 | www.BVOLuxuryGroup.com

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Newsworthy

Shining a light on four-legged ranchers!

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nter your dog for a chance to be featured in the next issue of Ranch News. Please email a photo of your dog, their name, age and a few lines about what makes them special to communications.team@dcranchinc.com

Have you taken the PUP Pledge?

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

“Guinness is a Therapy Dog who has little children read to him at Mustang Library. Then he tells the world about all his experiences in his very own blog (Guinnesstherescuedog.blogspot.com) and often includes pictures of his DC Ranch puppy friends!” —Ellen

“This is our Goldendoodle Molly who is 4 months old. She loves to run and play in Jacaranda Park. Since both of us are home full time she gets lots of attention and loves her daily routine.” —Bob and Debra

“This sweet schnoodle (schnauzer/ poodle mix) is named Cooper. He just turned 14 years old, and despite his senior status and losing his long-time soulmate Zoe last year, finds a way to make us smile. He loves going to farmer's markets and is exceptionally adept at finding cheese scrapings and cleaning up the grounds of Scottsdale, one morsel at a time.” —Susan and Jack

Scottsdale special election

SUSD Override on ballot

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the City of Scottsdale will seek approval for the issuance of bonds for parks, recreation, and senior services; community spaces and infrastructure; and public safety and technology in the principal amount up to $319M. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $ 0.2877 per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. The Community Council board of directors has publicly supported the bonds, noting that there will be positive outcomes for the City as well as DC Ranch if Scottsdale voters pass all three bond questions. This will be Scottsdale’s first election conducted completely via mail. Every registered voter will be sent the Election Information Pamphlet and a ballot (with prepaid return postage) in early October. Visit scottsdaleaz.gov and search ‘Bond 2019 FAQ’ for more information.

In addition to the three city of Scottsdale Bond questions, the Nov. 5 ballot will feature a Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Maintenance and Operations Override. An override is a tool that enables local communities to provide funds for their schools beyond what the state of Arizona provides. A vote to approve the M&O override would continue the current tax rate through June 30, 2025. The rate is $0.37 per $100 of net assessed valuation.

Chef Robert McGrath is back!

The new owners of Lush Burger, Rick and Kristine Campagna, have brought acclaimed chef Robert McGrath back to DC Ranch. McGrath was the first chef at Market Street Kitchen, is a James Beard Award winner, original host of TV’s Check, Please! Arizona, and was the founding chef/owner of one of Scottsdale's most acclaimed restaurants, The Roaring Fork. While Lush Burger plans to keep your favorites, McGrath will consult on new menu items, food sourcing and staff training.

Chef Robert McGrath

SUSD educates over 23,000 students annually. Their goal is to provide a high-quality education and a broad range of educational opportunities to ensure that every child is prepared for any career path they choose. One SUSD facility, Copper Ridge School, is in DC Ranch.

Extending the M&O override for five years will generate approximately $21.4 million that SUSD will use to maintain current class size standards, all-day kindergarten programming, and current music, art, world languages, athletics and co-curricular activities. If voters do not approve extending the current M&O override, SUSD will need to operate with approximately $6.5 million less per year for each of the override’s final three years. Did you know? You can find updated information and links about matters of interest in and around DC Ranch on dcranch.com/newsworthy

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Newsworthy

Shining a light on four-legged ranchers!

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nter your dog for a chance to be featured in the next issue of Ranch News. Please email a photo of your dog, their name, age and a few lines about what makes them special to communications.team@dcranchinc.com

Have you taken the PUP Pledge?

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

“Guinness is a Therapy Dog who has little children read to him at Mustang Library. Then he tells the world about all his experiences in his very own blog (Guinnesstherescuedog.blogspot.com) and often includes pictures of his DC Ranch puppy friends!” —Ellen

“This is our Goldendoodle Molly who is 4 months old. She loves to run and play in Jacaranda Park. Since both of us are home full time she gets lots of attention and loves her daily routine.” —Bob and Debra

“This sweet schnoodle (schnauzer/ poodle mix) is named Cooper. He just turned 14 years old, and despite his senior status and losing his long-time soulmate Zoe last year, finds a way to make us smile. He loves going to farmer's markets and is exceptionally adept at finding cheese scrapings and cleaning up the grounds of Scottsdale, one morsel at a time.” —Susan and Jack

Scottsdale special election

SUSD Override on ballot

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the City of Scottsdale will seek approval for the issuance of bonds for parks, recreation, and senior services; community spaces and infrastructure; and public safety and technology in the principal amount up to $319M. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $ 0.2877 per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. The Community Council board of directors has publicly supported the bonds, noting that there will be positive outcomes for the City as well as DC Ranch if Scottsdale voters pass all three bond questions. This will be Scottsdale’s first election conducted completely via mail. Every registered voter will be sent the Election Information Pamphlet and a ballot (with prepaid return postage) in early October. Visit scottsdaleaz.gov and search ‘Bond 2019 FAQ’ for more information.

In addition to the three city of Scottsdale Bond questions, the Nov. 5 ballot will feature a Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Maintenance and Operations Override. An override is a tool that enables local communities to provide funds for their schools beyond what the state of Arizona provides. A vote to approve the M&O override would continue the current tax rate through June 30, 2025. The rate is $0.37 per $100 of net assessed valuation.

Chef Robert McGrath is back!

The new owners of Lush Burger, Rick and Kristine Campagna, have brought acclaimed chef Robert McGrath back to DC Ranch. McGrath was the first chef at Market Street Kitchen, is a James Beard Award winner, original host of TV’s Check, Please! Arizona, and was the founding chef/owner of one of Scottsdale's most acclaimed restaurants, The Roaring Fork. While Lush Burger plans to keep your favorites, McGrath will consult on new menu items, food sourcing and staff training.

Chef Robert McGrath

SUSD educates over 23,000 students annually. Their goal is to provide a high-quality education and a broad range of educational opportunities to ensure that every child is prepared for any career path they choose. One SUSD facility, Copper Ridge School, is in DC Ranch.

Extending the M&O override for five years will generate approximately $21.4 million that SUSD will use to maintain current class size standards, all-day kindergarten programming, and current music, art, world languages, athletics and co-curricular activities. If voters do not approve extending the current M&O override, SUSD will need to operate with approximately $6.5 million less per year for each of the override’s final three years. Did you know? You can find updated information and links about matters of interest in and around DC Ranch on dcranch.com/newsworthy

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The McDowell Sonoran Preserve 25th Anniversary

Conservancy stewards volunteer their time in the Preserve to ensure the legacy of the Sonoran desert and keep Scottsdale beautiful.

BY LORI CALHOUN | MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANC Y

ctober kicks off Preserve month and the 25th Anniversary celebration of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Preserve is managed with a unique partnership between the City of Scottsdale and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. The City and Conservancy work together yearround to manage and protect the Preserve, ensuring its beauty is enjoyed by the residents of Scottsdale and its visitors. Together we’re celebrating the rich history of the Preserve, its early advocates for land acquisition, abundant recreational activities, the science and education programs, as well as looking ahead to future planning.

THE CONSERVANCY, HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The conservation efforts for the Preserve as we know it today began in the late 1970’s. In 1991, citizen activists created the McDowell Sonoran Land Trust, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, currently known as the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. In 1993 those citizens began

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producing the Mountain Lines newsletter and offering free hikes to the public. Today that newsletter has grown into a quarterly magazine and the Conservancy now offers more than one hundred guided hikes and bike rides a year. In addition, the Conservancy also conducts trail maintenance, offers dozens of educational lectures, workshops, field trips, youth activities, as well as an annual 3-day junior scientist festival for elementary students every spring.

None of these activities would be possible without the Conservancy’s steward program. The steward program originated with its first graduating class in 1998, just a year after the Conservancy hired its first staff member. The Conservancy has since developed into 12 staff, a 22-member board of directors and more than 650 steward volunteers. In addition to helping locals and visitors explore the Preserve, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy conducts scientific research in order to better understand and protect our unique Sonoran Desert

and its many inhabitants. The Parsons Field Institute, originally launched in 2010, has currently prioritized understanding the effects of urban stressors and climate change on natural resources, and discerning best practices for ecological restoration and control of non-native species. The Field Institute has also identified 950 types of plants and animals in the Preserve, one of the richest ecological areas in the Valley.

THE PRESERVE AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAY In 1994 the City of Scottsdale dedicated 2,860 acres to the Preserve. Today it is more than 30,000 acres. In 1995 and 2004, City of Scottsdale residents approved tax acquisitions for improvements and bonding. These tax dollars have helped the city in its planning, construction, mapping, signage

these visitors. These knowledgeable stewards possess a wealth of information about the Preserve and are happy to answer questions about trails. In addition, the City of Scottsdale coordinates with public safety for both police and fire support and facilitates public compliance with rules and policies to ensure all of the Preserve's visitors a safe and joyful experience.

and ongoing maintenance of the Preserve.

In 2000 the City Council adopted the Preserve ordinance and established the Preserve Commission. The ordinance was created with help from user groups and other open space management agencies in an effort to regulate users of the Preserve and protect its resources. The rules and regulations of the Preserve prohibits motorized vehicles (except in designated parking areas), dumping, camping, glass containers, and the removal of natural materials, amongst other things. To view the full ordinance, see chapter 21 of the city charter. In 2017, more than 700,000 people visited the Preserve. These residents and visitors to Scottsdale enjoyed, hiking, biking, hunting, rock climbing and equestrian activities. The Conservancy's Patrol and Pathfinder staff greeted many of

Preserve land acquisitions (top) through 1994 and (bottom) through 2014.

This October the Preserve will celebrate another milestone with the dedication of its two newest trailheads, Fraesfield and Granite Mountain.

For more information on events, becoming a steward or donating to the Conservancy, please visit mcdowellsonoran.org.

25th Anniversary Celebration Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:00 p.m. Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts Join us for a special presentation as we celebrate Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s 25th anniversary. Immediately followed by a special presentation from the mayor and City Council to kickoff preserve month. The Desert Ecology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Tuesday | Oct. 1 | 5:30 p.m. Mustang Library

This special lecture will showcase the unique ecology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Family Storytime Saturday | Oct. 5 | 10:30 a.m. Scottsdale Civic Center Library Learn about the Sonoran Desert with story time, music, and counting activities.

Tour de Scottsdale Sunday | Oct. 13 | 6:30 a.m. DC Ranch Marketplace

The 16th annual bike ride kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch. All proceeds benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Fraesfield & Granite Mountain Trailhead Dedication Friday | Oct. 18 | 9:00 a.m. Fraesfield Trailhead

Commemorative activities to celebrate the opening of the Preserve's two newest trailheads! Family Storytime Saturday | Oct. 19 | 10:30 a.m. Appaloosa Library

Learn about the Sonoran Desert with story time, music, and counting activities. Family Sonoran Sunday Sunday | Oct. 20 | 3:00 p.m. Gateway Trailhead

Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator, John Loleit Monday | Oct. 21 | 8:00 a.m. Fraesfield Trailhead

This easy hike covers 2 miles in 2 hours, and goes over the animals, plants, and important seasonal changes. History of the Preserve and Conservancy Tuesday | Oct. 22 | 5:30 p.m. Mustang Library

Learn about the history of the Preserve and Conservancy from McDowell Sonoran Conservancy stewards. Stoneman Road Educational Bike Ride Tuesday | Oct. 29 | 8:00 a.m. Fraesfield Trailhead

Learn the military history of Stoneman Road while travelling portions of the actual route.

Bring the whole family and learn ten hiking essentials from professionals.

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The McDowell Sonoran Preserve 25th Anniversary

Conservancy stewards volunteer their time in the Preserve to ensure the legacy of the Sonoran desert and keep Scottsdale beautiful.

BY LORI CALHOUN | MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANC Y

ctober kicks off Preserve month and the 25th Anniversary celebration of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Preserve is managed with a unique partnership between the City of Scottsdale and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. The City and Conservancy work together yearround to manage and protect the Preserve, ensuring its beauty is enjoyed by the residents of Scottsdale and its visitors. Together we’re celebrating the rich history of the Preserve, its early advocates for land acquisition, abundant recreational activities, the science and education programs, as well as looking ahead to future planning.

THE CONSERVANCY, HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The conservation efforts for the Preserve as we know it today began in the late 1970’s. In 1991, citizen activists created the McDowell Sonoran Land Trust, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, currently known as the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. In 1993 those citizens began

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producing the Mountain Lines newsletter and offering free hikes to the public. Today that newsletter has grown into a quarterly magazine and the Conservancy now offers more than one hundred guided hikes and bike rides a year. In addition, the Conservancy also conducts trail maintenance, offers dozens of educational lectures, workshops, field trips, youth activities, as well as an annual 3-day junior scientist festival for elementary students every spring.

None of these activities would be possible without the Conservancy’s steward program. The steward program originated with its first graduating class in 1998, just a year after the Conservancy hired its first staff member. The Conservancy has since developed into 12 staff, a 22-member board of directors and more than 650 steward volunteers. In addition to helping locals and visitors explore the Preserve, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy conducts scientific research in order to better understand and protect our unique Sonoran Desert

and its many inhabitants. The Parsons Field Institute, originally launched in 2010, has currently prioritized understanding the effects of urban stressors and climate change on natural resources, and discerning best practices for ecological restoration and control of non-native species. The Field Institute has also identified 950 types of plants and animals in the Preserve, one of the richest ecological areas in the Valley.

THE PRESERVE AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAY In 1994 the City of Scottsdale dedicated 2,860 acres to the Preserve. Today it is more than 30,000 acres. In 1995 and 2004, City of Scottsdale residents approved tax acquisitions for improvements and bonding. These tax dollars have helped the city in its planning, construction, mapping, signage

these visitors. These knowledgeable stewards possess a wealth of information about the Preserve and are happy to answer questions about trails. In addition, the City of Scottsdale coordinates with public safety for both police and fire support and facilitates public compliance with rules and policies to ensure all of the Preserve's visitors a safe and joyful experience.

and ongoing maintenance of the Preserve.

In 2000 the City Council adopted the Preserve ordinance and established the Preserve Commission. The ordinance was created with help from user groups and other open space management agencies in an effort to regulate users of the Preserve and protect its resources. The rules and regulations of the Preserve prohibits motorized vehicles (except in designated parking areas), dumping, camping, glass containers, and the removal of natural materials, amongst other things. To view the full ordinance, see chapter 21 of the city charter. In 2017, more than 700,000 people visited the Preserve. These residents and visitors to Scottsdale enjoyed, hiking, biking, hunting, rock climbing and equestrian activities. The Conservancy's Patrol and Pathfinder staff greeted many of

Preserve land acquisitions (top) through 1994 and (bottom) through 2014.

This October the Preserve will celebrate another milestone with the dedication of its two newest trailheads, Fraesfield and Granite Mountain.

For more information on events, becoming a steward or donating to the Conservancy, please visit mcdowellsonoran.org.

25th Anniversary Celebration Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:00 p.m. Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts Join us for a special presentation as we celebrate Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s 25th anniversary. Immediately followed by a special presentation from the mayor and City Council to kickoff preserve month. The Desert Ecology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Tuesday | Oct. 1 | 5:30 p.m. Mustang Library

This special lecture will showcase the unique ecology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Family Storytime Saturday | Oct. 5 | 10:30 a.m. Scottsdale Civic Center Library Learn about the Sonoran Desert with story time, music, and counting activities.

Tour de Scottsdale Sunday | Oct. 13 | 6:30 a.m. DC Ranch Marketplace

The 16th annual bike ride kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch. All proceeds benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Fraesfield & Granite Mountain Trailhead Dedication Friday | Oct. 18 | 9:00 a.m. Fraesfield Trailhead

Commemorative activities to celebrate the opening of the Preserve's two newest trailheads! Family Storytime Saturday | Oct. 19 | 10:30 a.m. Appaloosa Library

Learn about the Sonoran Desert with story time, music, and counting activities. Family Sonoran Sunday Sunday | Oct. 20 | 3:00 p.m. Gateway Trailhead

Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator, John Loleit Monday | Oct. 21 | 8:00 a.m. Fraesfield Trailhead

This easy hike covers 2 miles in 2 hours, and goes over the animals, plants, and important seasonal changes. History of the Preserve and Conservancy Tuesday | Oct. 22 | 5:30 p.m. Mustang Library

Learn about the history of the Preserve and Conservancy from McDowell Sonoran Conservancy stewards. Stoneman Road Educational Bike Ride Tuesday | Oct. 29 | 8:00 a.m. Fraesfield Trailhead

Learn the military history of Stoneman Road while travelling portions of the actual route.

Bring the whole family and learn ten hiking essentials from professionals.

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Marketplace

What’s new on Market Street

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he woman who brought Soul Café to North Scottsdale is now becoming part of the DC Ranch neighborhood. Sheila Bryson, Chef and Owner, is set to open two new businesses on Market Street this fall.

Luxury Real Estate is Complicated After 40+ years in the business, Walt Danley knows a thing or two about solving problems. That’s why Walt has spent years carefully curating a team of expert agents and teaching them how to successfully market, promote, negotiate and ultimately sell fine homes. And if complications arise along the way...The odds are that Walt has seen them before and solved them before.

Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate | 480-909-4577 | WaltDanley.com

Stop by Our Market Street Office

The Original DC Ranch Broker

No one has sold more property in DC Ranch than Bob and his teams.

Bob, Myra and TJ Nathan 480-695-6031 • bob.nathan@evusa.com • RHNATHAN.com

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Taking over the previous Regale! space, above Par Exsalonce, Bryson will offer a one-stopshop, private event venue called Copper Club. From wedding receptions to corporate events, Copper Club is Market Street’s exclusive event space. Clients can get creative, working one-on-one with an in-house event coordinator on food and bar menus. With a lush rooftop patio, mountain views and a dining room with seating for up to 150 people, this space

Southern Italian cooking is coming to Market Street in Bryson’s other new venture called Vic & Ola’s. Positioned between Eggstasy and Fleming’s, Vic & Ola’s will offer an upscale dining room, indoor/outdoor bar, a casual patio lounge and a walk-up gelato and espresso counter. It has always been Bryson’s dream to open an Italian restaurant that encompasses her Calabrian and Sicilian heritage (Vic and Ola are the names of Bryson’s grandparents who migrated from Italy). Both businesses are currently under renovation and set to open by the end of October. All inquiries regarding either business can be emailed to info@soulscottsdale.com

Merchant Corner:

Joseph Popo Sophia’s Kitchen What brought you to Scottsdale? Like many in this area, I’m a Chicago transplant. I chose ASU to escape the notorious Midwest winters and have been here ever since. My wife and I moved to north Scottsdale over 20 years ago and have greatly enjoyed raising our daughters in this community. Having a restaurant in the neighborhood means we get to spend every day hosting our friends, family and neighbors.

What got you interested in your job?

I’ve spent my career in the restaurant hosSophia's Kitchen pitality 17050 N. Thompson industry and Peak Pkwy, Suite 125 enjoy the Scottsdale, AZ 85255 opportunity 480.351.7160

WORKSPACE AVAILABLE

will be a hot spot for anyone looking to host an event.

to connect with people. I'm fortunate to be a part of so many special occasions and everyday moments when our guests choose to dine here.

What’s your favorite breakfast?

Sunday brunch at Sophia’s of course! The Salmon Benedict and Short Rib Hash are two of my favorites, usually accompanied by a double espresso to jump start my day.

What is a motto you live by?

Always do the right thing. For our guests, for our employees, for our community. In an industry where every day presents new experiences, we work hard to do right by the people who support us. We wouldn’t be here without them.

MARKET STREET AT DC RANCH

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Overseeding and turf management

BY KEN KRAUSE | DC RANCH ASSOCIATION, L ANDSCAPE MANAGER

Overseeding at Desert Camp all is coming! Many Community Center was completed parks and greenbelts in September and The Homestead suffered from a very Community Center is on schedule to dry summer. Coolerhave lush green grass by Halloween. than-normal spring temperatures also left the Ranch Association has implementBermuda-hybrid struged an improved turf management gling to awaken leaving plan with greater weed control, patches of turf not quite more efficient irrigation and addiat the standards tional methods to help keep common for DC Ranch. things green even when While the Landscaping Mother Nature isn’t department is still cooperating. Most trying to recover of the Association’s from the summer 20-year old irriheatwave, crews gation controllers are already busy have been conwith overseeding verted to a cloudprocedures. First, based irrigation the turf will be controller system. mowed shorter The new system each week while This is also a perfect time scientifically meawatering cycles for homeowners to overseed. sures the amount are reduced and As temperatures begin to drop, of water to replace will be completely Bermuda turf becomes dormant, based on evapoturned off after the allowing the winter rye to grow. transpiration, or third weekly mowPer the DC Ranch Design Guide- the sum of water ing. This allows lines, overseeding with winter rye needed for plant for the grass to is required for all front yards with survival factored dry out before the turf. Artificial grass in front yards with temperature scalping process is not permitted. Residents may and humidity begins about two contact a Community Standards levels. The upweeks later. Once graded tools and Specialist with questions the turf is scalped an ongoing irrigaat 480.977.1299. to about an inch tion system audit and a half, seeding will commence continue to save the community and water will be turned back on. hundreds of thousands of gallons of It is best to stay clear of these areas water which adds up to substantial to allow for germination; please savings. The new turf management follow posted signs while the new also calls for grass areas to be reggrass takes root. Signs will be ularly soil-tested, core-aerated and placed to mark the areas to avoid. fertilized to encourage the growth.

Boardroom Conference room available for hourly and daily rental

Workspaces Private offices with WiFi included Event Venue Trainings, corporate functions, and event space for up to 50 people

Contact Rylie Rasler marketstreet@cubexec.com 480.930.4000

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Marketplace

What’s new on Market Street

T

he woman who brought Soul Café to North Scottsdale is now becoming part of the DC Ranch neighborhood. Sheila Bryson, Chef and Owner, is set to open two new businesses on Market Street this fall.

Luxury Real Estate is Complicated After 40+ years in the business, Walt Danley knows a thing or two about solving problems. That’s why Walt has spent years carefully curating a team of expert agents and teaching them how to successfully market, promote, negotiate and ultimately sell fine homes. And if complications arise along the way...The odds are that Walt has seen them before and solved them before.

Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate | 480-909-4577 | WaltDanley.com

Stop by Our Market Street Office

The Original DC Ranch Broker

No one has sold more property in DC Ranch than Bob and his teams.

Bob, Myra and TJ Nathan 480-695-6031 • bob.nathan@evusa.com • RHNATHAN.com

FOLLOW US

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Taking over the previous Regale! space, above Par Exsalonce, Bryson will offer a one-stopshop, private event venue called Copper Club. From wedding receptions to corporate events, Copper Club is Market Street’s exclusive event space. Clients can get creative, working one-on-one with an in-house event coordinator on food and bar menus. With a lush rooftop patio, mountain views and a dining room with seating for up to 150 people, this space

Southern Italian cooking is coming to Market Street in Bryson’s other new venture called Vic & Ola’s. Positioned between Eggstasy and Fleming’s, Vic & Ola’s will offer an upscale dining room, indoor/outdoor bar, a casual patio lounge and a walk-up gelato and espresso counter. It has always been Bryson’s dream to open an Italian restaurant that encompasses her Calabrian and Sicilian heritage (Vic and Ola are the names of Bryson’s grandparents who migrated from Italy). Both businesses are currently under renovation and set to open by the end of October. All inquiries regarding either business can be emailed to info@soulscottsdale.com

Merchant Corner:

Joseph Propo Sophia’s Kitchen What brought you to Scottsdale? Like many in this area, I’m a Chicago transplant. I chose ASU to escape the notorious Midwest winters and have been here ever since. My wife and I moved to north Scottsdale over 20 years ago and have greatly enjoyed raising our daughters in this community. Having a restaurant in the neighborhood means we get to spend every day hosting our friends, family and neighbors.

What got you interested in your job?

I’ve spent my career in the restaurant hosSophia's Kitchen pitality 17050 N. Thompson industry and Peak Pkwy, Suite 125 enjoy the Scottsdale, AZ 85255 opportunity 480.351.7160

WORKSPACE AVAILABLE

will be a hot spot for anyone looking to host an event.

to connect with people. I'm fortunate to be a part of so many special occasions and everyday moments when our guests choose to dine here.

What’s your favorite breakfast?

Sunday brunch at Sophia’s of course! The Salmon Benedict and Short Rib Hash are two of my favorites, usually accompanied by a double espresso to jump start my day.

What is a motto you live by?

Always do the right thing. For our guests, for our employees, for our community. In an industry where every day presents new experiences, we work hard to do right by the people who support us. We wouldn’t be here without them.

MARKET STREET AT DC RANCH

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Overseeding and turf management

BY KEN KRAUSE | DC RANCH ASSOCIATION, L ANDSCAPE MANAGER

Overseeding at Desert Camp all is coming! Many Community Center was completed parks and greenbelts in September and The Homestead suffered from a very Community Center is on schedule to dry summer. Coolerhave lush green grass by Halloween. than-normal spring temperatures also left the Ranch Association has implementBermuda-hybrid struged an improved turf management gling to awaken leaving plan with greater weed control, patches of turf not quite more efficient irrigation and addiat the standards tional methods to help keep common for DC Ranch. things green even when While the Landscaping Mother Nature isn’t department is still cooperating. Most trying to recover of the Association’s from the summer 20-year old irriheatwave, crews gation controllers are already busy have been conwith overseeding verted to a cloudprocedures. First, based irrigation the turf will be controller system. mowed shorter The new system each week while This is also a perfect time scientifically meawatering cycles for homeowners to overseed. sures the amount are reduced and As temperatures begin to drop, of water to replace will be completely Bermuda turf becomes dormant, based on evapoturned off after the allowing the winter rye to grow. transpiration, or third weekly mowPer the DC Ranch Design Guide- the sum of water ing. This allows lines, overseeding with winter rye needed for plant for the grass to is required for all front yards with survival factored dry out before the turf. Artificial grass in front yards with temperature scalping process is not permitted. Residents may and humidity begins about two contact a Community Standards levels. The upweeks later. Once graded tools and Specialist with questions the turf is scalped an ongoing irrigaat 480.977.1299. to about an inch tion system audit and a half, seeding will commence continue to save the community and water will be turned back on. hundreds of thousands of gallons of It is best to stay clear of these areas water which adds up to substantial to allow for germination; please savings. The new turf management follow posted signs while the new also calls for grass areas to be reggrass takes root. Signs will be ularly soil-tested, core-aerated and placed to mark the areas to avoid. fertilized to encourage the growth.

Boardroom Conference room available for hourly and daily rental

Workspaces Private offices with WiFi included Event Venue Trainings, corporate functions, and event space for up to 50 people

Contact Rylie Rasler marketstreet@cubexec.com 480.930.4000

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Neighborhood Spotlight

Arizona Musicfest

Silverleaf

The Stars Shine Brighter in North Scottsdale!

VANESSA WILLIAMS 11/8

PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET 11/14 20913 N. 104th St | 7 Bed | 11 Bath | 13,580 SQFT | MLS 5898208 | Asking $5,977,000

DC Ranch SARA EVANS

NEIL BERG’S 50 YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL

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DESERT HACIENDAS

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esert Haciendas is a neighborhood of 87 lots built by Maracay Homes at the southern-most portion of DC Ranch. As you enter the gates along Sunset Sonora Pass, you are greeted by shady, tree-lined streets before approaching the community’s lush green grass park. There you’ll find lots of inviting places to sit and relax under three pergolas while watching youngsters romp and play on the tot-lot seesaws and jungle gym. The architectural style is Spanish Colonial and Ranch Haciendas with f loor plans ranging from 2,700 to nearly 5,000 square feet with f lex design components. The distinctive exterior features include elegant wood entry and garage doors, stone facades, tiled roofs and broom-finished driveways and sidewalks. Neighbors

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often gather on their cozy front porches or at the park where friendships blossom and thrive over time.

grown children plus two of our four grandchildren living in the Valley, so it is especially nice to be near family. DC Ranch was recommended to us by a friend and long-time Ranch resident. We like that DC Ranch is professionally managed with solid financials, well-enforced CC&Rs, lots of activities and friendly, gated neighborhoods. In addition

to being an NVM for the past 7 years, I also serve on the Modifications Committee and enjoy taking an active role in helping keep DC Ranch the fantastic community it is.” To learn more about volunteer or leadership opportunities, call The Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500.

HALE IRWIN

Meet the Neighborhood Voting Member:

Hale Irwin Sally Irwin

20 PGA Tour Wins 45 Champions Tour Wins World Golf Hall of Famer

FREE initial pest service when you sign up for monthly service

SAM HAWKINS y wife Judy and I moved to DC Ranch from Oregon in 2011. Arizona has been our home off and on for many years. We have three

RTT Home Group currently has 4 motivated buyers looking for DC Ranch homes. Call us before you talk to anyone else as we may be able to sell your home off market.

21020 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Call/Text: 602.622.1226 dtackett@fineprop.com rtthomegroup.com

Congratulations to FineMark friends and clients, Sally and Hale Irwin, as Hale was honored with the PGA Tour’s 2019 Payne Stewart Award.

www.kykopestprevention.com Sam Hawkins

When Selling, You Need A We

480.422.8449 • AZMUSICFEST.ORG

Desert Haciendas Neighborhood:

11/ 22

18196 N. 92nd St | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,767 SQFT | MLS 5933734 | Asking $730,000

CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES (480) 980-0127

7600 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Ste 100 • Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-607-4860 • Member FDIC • Equal Housing Lender

Pest Control • Home Sealing • Termite Control • Rodent Removal

Trust and investment services are not FDIC insured, are not guaranteed by the bank and may lose value.

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Neighborhood Spotlight

Arizona Musicfest

Silverleaf

The Stars Shine Brighter in North Scottsdale!

VANESSA WILLIAMS 11/8

PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET 11/14 20913 N. 104th St | 7 Bed | 11 Bath | 13,580 SQFT | MLS 5898208 | Asking $5,977,000

DC Ranch SARA EVANS

NEIL BERG’S 50 YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL

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DESERT HACIENDAS

D

esert Haciendas is a neighborhood of 87 lots built by Maracay Homes at the southern-most portion of DC Ranch. As you enter the gates along Sunset Sonora Pass, you are greeted by shady, tree-lined streets before approaching the community’s lush green grass park. There you’ll find lots of inviting places to sit and relax under three pergolas while watching youngsters romp and play on the tot-lot seesaws and jungle gym. The architectural style is Spanish Colonial and Ranch Haciendas with f loor plans ranging from 2,700 to nearly 5,000 square feet with f lex design components. The distinctive exterior features include elegant wood entry and garage doors, stone facades, tiled roofs and broom-finished driveways and sidewalks. Neighbors

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often gather on their cozy front porches or at the park where friendships blossom and thrive over time.

grown children plus two of our four grandchildren living in the Valley, so it is especially nice to be near family. DC Ranch was recommended to us by a friend and long-time Ranch resident. We like that DC Ranch is professionally managed with solid financials, well-enforced CC&Rs, lots of activities and friendly, gated neighborhoods. In addition

to being an NVM for the past 7 years, I also serve on the Modifications Committee and enjoy taking an active role in helping keep DC Ranch the fantastic community it is.” To learn more about volunteer or leadership opportunities, call The Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500.

HALE IRWIN

Meet the Neighborhood Voting Member:

Hale Irwin Sally Irwin

20 PGA Tour Wins 45 Champions Tour Wins World Golf Hall of Famer

FREE initial pest service when you sign up for monthly service

SAM HAWKINS y wife Judy and I moved to DC Ranch from Oregon in 2011. Arizona has been our home off and on for many years. We have three

RTT Home Group currently has 4 motivated buyers looking for DC Ranch homes. Call us before you talk to anyone else as we may be able to sell your home off market.

21020 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Call/Text: 602.622.1226 dtackett@fineprop.com rtthomegroup.com

Congratulations to FineMark friends and clients, Sally and Hale Irwin, as Hale was honored with the PGA Tour’s 2019 Payne Stewart Award.

www.kykopestprevention.com Sam Hawkins

When Selling, You Need A We

480.422.8449 • AZMUSICFEST.ORG

Desert Haciendas Neighborhood:

11/ 22

18196 N. 92nd St | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,767 SQFT | MLS 5933734 | Asking $730,000

CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES (480) 980-0127

7600 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Ste 100 • Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-607-4860 • Member FDIC • Equal Housing Lender

Pest Control • Home Sealing • Termite Control • Rodent Removal

Trust and investment services are not FDIC insured, are not guaranteed by the bank and may lose value.

AR-GCI0183818-04

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Ranch Living

Women’s Club luncheon at DC Ranch Country Club

Making new friends at the splash pad

Strength and balance class

tMYkid Residents listen to no

lecture

Get creative with the Art Club

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Ranch Living

Women’s Club luncheon at DC Ranch Country Club

Making new friends at the splash pad

Strength and balance class

tMYkid Residents listen to no

lecture

Get creative with the Art Club

LUXURY DEFINED 16

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Resident Survey analysis

We’re bullish on your goals The Dulin/Bukata Group Eddie Dulin Senior Vice President Senior Financial Advisor

I

BY MIKE GERTZMAN | COMMUNITY COUNCIL

n accordance with their governing documents, the Community Council conducts a survey every three years to gather resident feedback and provide guidance for future planning.

480.513.2223 eddie_dulin@ml.com Mike Bukata, CIMA , CRPC Senior Vice President Wealth Management Advisor Portfolio Manager ®

®

480.513.2227 michael_bukata@ml.com Merrill Lynch 23655 North Scottsdale Road Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480.513.2211 fa.ml.com/arizona/scottsdale/dulin_bukata_group

In 2019, a confidential questionnaire was distributed to 3,000 households. A total of 791 residents (one per household) completed the survey, representing approximately 25% of all households within the community.

INTERESTING TRENDS Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2019 VILLAGE HEALTH CLUBS & SPAS

Investment products: Are Not FDIC Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value The Bull Symbol and Merrill Lynch are trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. CIMA® is a registered service mark of the Investment Management Consultants Association dba Investments & Wealth Institute. CRPC® is a registered service mark of The College for Financial Planning. © 2019 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. | AR4M9LKC | AD-04-19-0886 | 470944PM-0718 | 05/2019

THE

VILLAGE

IS

MORE THAN JUST FITNESS,

IT’S A

LIFESTYLE

Analysis of the 2019 DC Ranch Resident Survey revealed some interesting trends: • One-third of households have at least one child living in the home. • Seventy percent of the residents are between the ages of 51 to 70, which is the largest age segment. • 40 percent of respondents moved to DC Ranch since 2015.

• The average household size is 2.47 people.

© 2016 Village Health Clubs & Spas

FACTORS FOR A MOVE TO DC RANCH

Call 480.502.8844 today for a Complimentary VIP Membership Some restrictions apply.

DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, 18501 N Thompson Peak, Scottsdale 85255 villageclubs.com

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• Overall satisfaction with community-wide services and operations is quite high, with a majority rating all factors as a 3 or 4 on the 4-point scale provided. • Paths and trails are viewed as the most important amenity offered in DC Ranch. • The weekly This Week on the Ranch email and monthly Ranch News newspaper are considered the most important sources of information for residents.

Scottsdale residents can drop off unwanted electronics from 7:30 a.m. –2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the city’s Corporation Yard. Recycling these

items prevents them from reaching landfills and creates less waste and provides usable items to organizations that can recapture their value. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “electronics recycling”

Celebrate all things railroad at Railfair, Oct. 12-13. This free event includes model train displays, exhibits and a variety of seldom seen vintage railroad equipment. Paradise & Pacific Railroad and Charros Carousel rides are $3; children 2 and younger ride free with a paying

The data from the surveys is invaluable and has already resulted in significant action across the communiYears residents ty to address suggesmoved to DC Ranch tions and concerns from residents:

• Not surprisingly, residents who do not live year-round in DC Ranch are gone mostly in the summer months.

Call 480.656.0045

OTHER INTERESTING TAKEAWAYS

Around Scottsdale

Residents reported these were the most important factors in deciding to move to DC Ranch:

• Easy access to highway • Proximity to shopping and dining • Amenities • Architecture of home and buildings • Landscape philosophy and design • Community events and activities

adult. The fun takes place from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days, at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. TheRailroadPark.com, search “Railfair”

Spice up your life at the Arizona Taco Festival, Oct. 12-13. Love tacos? Who doesn’t! This festival runs from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. both days, at WestWorld. More than 50 restaurants and food trucks will serve up $3 tacos. The event also includes hot chili pepper and taco eating contests, live music and a Chihuahua beauty pageant.

Learn more and get entrance fee costs at AzTacoFestival.com.

Attend a free Scottsdale Philharmonic concert Oct. 13.

Hear a professional symphony orchestra concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. This group receives support through the city’s Community Event Funding Program. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Philharmonic”

Celebrate National Make A Difference Day by participating in Adopt-A-Road cleanup. Grab a group of

friends and volunteer to clean Scottsdale. The Adopt-A-Road event will be Saturday, Oct. 26, which coincides with National Make A Difference Day. The city provides trash

bags, safety vests and cotton gloves. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Adopt-a-Road”

Scottsdale Contemporary Month runs Oct. 26-Nov. 25. This monthlong

celebration showcases the many art, design and architectural events occurring throughout Scottsdale. Highlighted activities include the Scottsdale International Film Festival and Canal Convergence. ExperienceScottsdale.com

Forget bobbing for apples; try dunkin’ for a pumpkin, Oct. 27.

Pumpkins float! Join us from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the heated McDowell Mountain Ranch pool. Pick a pumpkin then decorate it. Cost is $10 per person and includes the pool entrance fee and a pumpkin —while supplies last. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “pumpkin”

• Upgrade path and trails

• Revise selection of events and programs and schedule changes to be more inclusive

• Produce additional Program Guides to keep residents better informed about activities

Just a sample of our recently sold homes

Make sure you are ready for the fall selling season!

• Increase promotion of the facility rental options available to residents • Improve enforcement of community standards

Call us today for a complimentary consultation

• Address landscaping issues in parks and common areas

DC Ranch staff will continue to analyze the survey data and look for ways that it can be used by all departments to improve the quality of life for residents. Survey related follow-up information will be shared throughout 2020.

Janet Pennewell | Pat Simpson

Janet: 602.565.5746 | Pat: 480.433.5712 Email: info@WelcomeToScottsdaleHomes.com

Research was conducted during March and April by WestGroup Research in Phoenix. The statistical margin of error for the study is +/- 3.0% with a 95% confidence level.

WelcomeToScottsdaleHomes.com

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Resident Survey analysis

We’re bullish on your goals The Dulin/Bukata Group Eddie Dulin Senior Vice President Senior Financial Advisor

I

BY MIKE GERTZMAN | COMMUNITY COUNCIL

n accordance with their governing documents, the Community Council conducts a survey every three years to gather resident feedback and provide guidance for future planning.

480.513.2223 eddie_dulin@ml.com Mike Bukata, CIMA , CRPC Senior Vice President Wealth Management Advisor Portfolio Manager ®

®

480.513.2227 michael_bukata@ml.com Merrill Lynch 23655 North Scottsdale Road Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480.513.2211 fa.ml.com/arizona/scottsdale/dulin_bukata_group

In 2019, a confidential questionnaire was distributed to 3,000 households. A total of 791 residents (one per household) completed the survey, representing approximately 25% of all households within the community.

INTERESTING TRENDS Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2019 VILLAGE HEALTH CLUBS & SPAS

Investment products: Are Not FDIC Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value The Bull Symbol and Merrill Lynch are trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. CIMA® is a registered service mark of the Investment Management Consultants Association dba Investments & Wealth Institute. CRPC® is a registered service mark of The College for Financial Planning. © 2019 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. | AR4M9LKC | AD-04-19-0886 | 470944PM-0718 | 05/2019

THE

VILLAGE

IS

MORE THAN JUST FITNESS,

IT’S A

LIFESTYLE

Analysis of the 2019 DC Ranch Resident Survey revealed some interesting trends: • One-third of households have at least one child living in the home. • Seventy percent of the residents are between the ages of 51 to 70, which is the largest age segment. • 40 percent of respondents moved to DC Ranch since 2015.

• The average household size is 2.47 people.

© 2016 Village Health Clubs & Spas

FACTORS FOR A MOVE TO DC RANCH

Call 480.502.8844 today for a Complimentary VIP Membership Some restrictions apply.

DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, 18501 N Thompson Peak, Scottsdale 85255 villageclubs.com

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• Overall satisfaction with community-wide services and operations is quite high, with a majority rating all factors as a 3 or 4 on the 4-point scale provided. • Paths and trails are viewed as the most important amenity offered in DC Ranch. • The weekly This Week on the Ranch email and monthly Ranch News newspaper are considered the most important sources of information for residents.

Scottsdale residents can drop off unwanted electronics from 7:30 a.m. –2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the city’s Corporation Yard. Recycling these

items prevents them from reaching landfills and creates less waste and provides usable items to organizations that can recapture their value. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “electronics recycling”

Celebrate all things railroad at Railfair, Oct. 12-13. This free event includes model train displays, exhibits and a variety of seldom seen vintage railroad equipment. Paradise & Pacific Railroad and Charros Carousel rides are $3; children 2 and younger ride free with a paying

The data from the surveys is invaluable and has already resulted in significant action across the communiYears residents ty to address suggesmoved to DC Ranch tions and concerns from residents:

• Not surprisingly, residents who do not live year-round in DC Ranch are gone mostly in the summer months.

Call 480.656.0045

OTHER INTERESTING TAKEAWAYS

Around Scottsdale

Residents reported these were the most important factors in deciding to move to DC Ranch:

• Easy access to highway • Proximity to shopping and dining • Amenities • Architecture of home and buildings • Landscape philosophy and design • Community events and activities

adult. The fun takes place from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days, at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. TheRailroadPark.com, search “Railfair”

Spice up your life at the Arizona Taco Festival, Oct. 12-13. Love tacos? Who doesn’t! This festival runs from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. both days, at WestWorld. More than 50 restaurants and food trucks will serve up $3 tacos. The event also includes hot chili pepper and taco eating contests, live music and a Chihuahua beauty pageant.

Learn more and get entrance fee costs at AzTacoFestival.com.

Attend a free Scottsdale Philharmonic concert Oct. 13.

Hear a professional symphony orchestra concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. This group receives support through the city’s Community Event Funding Program. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Philharmonic”

Celebrate National Make A Difference Day by participating in Adopt-A-Road cleanup. Grab a group of

friends and volunteer to clean Scottsdale. The Adopt-A-Road event will be Saturday, Oct. 26, which coincides with National Make A Difference Day. The city provides trash

bags, safety vests and cotton gloves. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Adopt-a-Road”

Scottsdale Contemporary Month runs Oct. 26-Nov. 25. This monthlong

celebration showcases the many art, design and architectural events occurring throughout Scottsdale. Highlighted activities include the Scottsdale International Film Festival and Canal Convergence. ExperienceScottsdale.com

Forget bobbing for apples; try dunkin’ for a pumpkin, Oct. 27.

Pumpkins float! Join us from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the heated McDowell Mountain Ranch pool. Pick a pumpkin then decorate it. Cost is $10 per person and includes the pool entrance fee and a pumpkin —while supplies last. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “pumpkin”

• Upgrade path and trails

• Revise selection of events and programs and schedule changes to be more inclusive

• Produce additional Program Guides to keep residents better informed about activities

Just a sample of our recently sold homes

Make sure you are ready for the fall selling season!

• Increase promotion of the facility rental options available to residents • Improve enforcement of community standards

Call us today for a complimentary consultation

• Address landscaping issues in parks and common areas

DC Ranch staff will continue to analyze the survey data and look for ways that it can be used by all departments to improve the quality of life for residents. Survey related follow-up information will be shared throughout 2020.

Janet Pennewell | Pat Simpson

Janet: 602.565.5746 | Pat: 480.433.5712 Email: info@WelcomeToScottsdaleHomes.com

Research was conducted during March and April by WestGroup Research in Phoenix. The statistical margin of error for the study is +/- 3.0% with a 95% confidence level.

WelcomeToScottsdaleHomes.com

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List your home with The #1 Team in DC R anch New Listing

Silverleaf New Construction

DC Ranch Country Club

The Parks at Silverleaf

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 5,464 SF – $3,670,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 7,002 SF – $3,475,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

5 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 5,967 SF – $2,875,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

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The Parks at Silverleaf

Silverleaf Horseshoe Canyon

The Parks at Silverleaf

4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 4,766 SF – $2,495,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 4,167 SF – Sales Price $2,187,500 Listed by: Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Listed by: Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507 Buyer’s Agent: Laura Lester 480.734.7273

The Parks at Silverleaf

Silverleaf Canyon Villa

Silverleaf Upper Canyon Homesite

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 5,775 SF – $1,975,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 4,533 SF – $1,795,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

4.21 Acres / 37,827 Building Envelope – $1,295,000 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 3,910 SF – $2,149,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

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

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