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Home and Landscape Expo coming to the Ranch

12 13 Tasty breakfast recipes

DC Ranch residents making a difference

Scottsdale voters to weigh bond issues this fall that will affect DC Ranch

Shaping the future

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Resident Henry Thompson plays to his own tune

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Diversity and inclusiveness on the ranch 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

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DC Ranch is a welcoming and inclusive community whose residents represent a great diversity of interests, age groups, heritage, culture, religious beliefs, traditions and life stages. We value and respect all community stakeholders and consider the diversity of our residents to be an asset of the community. Almost 800 DC Ranch residents completed the 2019 Community Survey this spring. For those of you who invested the time to complete it—a sincere thank you. Your feedback drives what we, as DC Ranch’s governing entities, do to serve the community. Here are a few interesting results: • • • •

One-third of households have at least one child under 18 at home Those aged 51 to 70 represent the largest segment of DC Ranch residents 84% of residents are employed in some fashion, with 44% working from home Two-thirds of residents moved here after 2010

• • • •

A broad selection of programs and activities A new resident welcome program Signature events with components for all ages A comprehensive path and trail system

How do we connect all the different segments of DC Ranch? We facilitate a welcoming community through:

Be sure to look at all the scheduled events in the DC Ranch Fall Program Guide, in mailboxes now. Come on out to meet someone new and connect with a neighbor!

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director




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

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Ranch Updates


Meet your Community Standards team manager

ven minor home improvements can increase curb appeal and the overall value of a home. Residents considering a yard or exterior home painting project should plan to attend the DC Ranch Home and Landscape Expo. The free event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Homestead Community Center. The DC Ranch Community Standards team wants residents to be informed and educated about exterior improvements. The event will feature informative presentations from experts on a variety of home-related exterior maintenance best practices regarding home painting, landscaping, lighting and water management. Representatives from Dunn Edwards, Sherwin Williams, Desert Palette Painting, Aquatrac, ReStore Habit, BGB Painting, JFK Electrical and Desert Earthworks will take part in a mini-tradeshow and be available for one-on-one consultations. Residents can see brief presentations on painting, lighting and water management held at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served so attendees can take time to learn and explore. The Community Standards team and landscape department staff will also be on hand to answer questions regarding the modification process, landscape requirements and a variety of other topics.

ike Wells was promoted this year to manage the daily operations of the department, including routine inspections and those required as part of the escrow process. Wells has been a part of the Community Standards team for four years and has also played a vital role as the community’s Security Services Liaison working closely with the DC Ranch security and gate maintenance providers. As part of the recent reorganization of the department, Wells divided the community amongst his three-member team allowing them to specialize and focus on specific geographical areas of the community. Wells oversees the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf, while Alaina Martoccia handles the Desert Camp Village and the Parks and Horseshoe Canyon of Silverleaf. Jamiee Lynn is the point of contact for Desert Parks and Country Club Villages as well as Arcadia at Silverleaf. All exterior modification and painting requests are now overseen by Larry Cowles who continues his role as Director of Exterior Modifications and Improvements. There is also a new phone number to reach the team. Simply call 480.977.1299 and follow the voice prompts to reach the appropriate Mike Wells neighborhood specialist.

Home and Landscape Expo Oct. 9

Home resale mid-year review


aving passed the mid-year mark, a review of how 2019 home resales compare to the 2018 numbers seems fitting. From January through June 2019 there were 146 resales valued at $222 million dollars. These numbers are favorable to the 2019 forecast, however, they remain slightly short of the record-breaking sales set in the first half of 2018. In the prior two years, sales in the second half of the year have slowed compared to the first half. Based on that data, 2019 may not outperform the 2018 resale total of 319. There were 258 resales in 2017.


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Property Sales by Month (in millions)

$90 $80 $70 $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 $0

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


Passport to Art 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

Perfect Smile

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


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

WEDNESDAY | SEPT. 11 Grapenuts: Rosé everyday 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

THURSDAY | SEPT. 12 DC Ranch Women’s Club Luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Country Club at DC Ranch


Overnight camp at Phoenix Zoo 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. | Phoenix Zoo

FRIDAY | SEPT. 13 TGIF Little Wranglers: Superheroes 6 to 8 p.m. | The Homestead


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

Lifelong Learning field trip: Heard Museum 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Depart The Homestead

Family, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry


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Lifelong Learning Field Trip: Heard Museum Friday, Sept. 20 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Departs The Homestead | Ages 13+ | $21 After learning all about Native American instruments in our Lifelong Learning lecture on Sept. 19, extend the experience with a private tour of the Heard Museum in Phoenix. A museum docent will lead residents in exploring special exhibits, answering questions and providing personal insight to the beautiful pottery, clothing and paintings.

SATURDAY | SEPT. 21 Mother Daughter Tea Party 2 to 5 p.m. | The Phoenician



Community Council Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

RECURRING EVENTS 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 Tuesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

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

DC Ranch Book Club Every fourth Wednesday | 7 p.m. Desert Camp

Mother Daughter Tea Party


Music has always been at the heart of American Indian cultures. This interactive presentation begins with the instructor performing his tribe’s (Ponca Nation of Oklahoma) Flag Honoring Song. Participants are then given the opportunity to handle various traditional instruments such as drums, flutes, whistles and rattles while learning about how the items were made and the meanings behind them.


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

Saturday, Sept. 21 2 to 5 p.m. | The Phoenician Ages 4+ | $33

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

Thursday, Sept. 19 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp | Ages 13+ | $7

Lifelong Learning: American Indian culture through music 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

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Moms and daughters are invited to experience a luxurious tea service at The Phoenician. This English tradition includes finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, pastries and a selection of fine blends offering guests personalization of their tea. Classic and contemporary music played by renowned pianist Allen Comyns provides a charming backdrop for this special afternoon together. Parking will be validated.

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Fourth Friday Social Hour Every fourth Friday 5:30 to 6:30 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.

NEW! The Art Club

Every Thursday | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp | Ages 18+ Are you looking to complete a personal art project alongside other creative people? Bring your own painting, art or crafting supplies and work independently on your project while in the company of other resident artists. There will be no guided instruction. For questions, contact resident Harriet Gitenstein at swgirlfrnd@cox.net.

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ICON Silverleaf DC Ranch welcomes residents to ICON Silverleaf. To date, sales prices have ranged from $1.5 to $2.5 million. The project, located adjacent to Canyon Village, includes 72 single-level units with semi-private elevators, an outdoor pool and guard house. ICON Silverleaf has floorplans with up to 3,200 square feet of living space. At build out, there will be eight multilevel buildings. Models are open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday 1-5 p.m. The project is a joint venture between The New Home Company and DMB.

Shining a light on four-legged ranchers!


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


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.

“Meet Winston, our 10 month old CavaPooChon, a tri-breed created here in Arizona at Timshell Farm in Payson. He’s our third dog and an unplanned addition to our family after we went to the Gabriel’s Angels charity event in November! You’ll see him often during our daily walks around DC Ranch.” —Vanessa & Robert

Hotel at DC Ranch Crossing

“Bentley is an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd. He’s gentle, loving and playful. Walking him 5 miles a day keeps us in shape! You’ll see us frequently around the Desert Camp and Market Street area.” —Bob

“Penny is my saving grace and I'll tell you why. When I quit my job and we relocated from So Cal to Arizona I also left family and friends which threw me into a little depression. Each day when I woke up and looked at her it made my heart full. Dogs are therapy!” —Kelli

State land near DC Ranch

The Marriott Fairfield Inn planned for the hotel site in DC Ranch Crossing has been approved by the City of Scottsdale Design Review Board and is in the final stage of review with the DC Ranch Covenant Commission. Fall 2019 is the target date for construction to begin.

The Arizona State Land Department manages approximately 9.2 million acres of state trust land in Arizona. The land is managed for the sole purpose of generating revenue for the 13 state trust land beneficiaries, the largest of which is Arizona’s K-12 education system. Several large and small swaths of state land are located near DC Ranch, including land along the east side

of Pima Road from Trailside View to Bell Road. There are currently applications filed for development of this land. The State Land Department has indicated that an engineering study on the land will be finalized in the next month. When the study is complete, the department will determine the next steps, which could include putting the land up for auction.

Loop 101 expansion

The Arizona Department of Transportation is constructing an additional traffic lane in both directions from Interstate 17 to Pima Road/Princess Drive. While the Community Council will do its best to keep residents informed of nearby closures, construction information changes rapidly. Residents will find the most current information by following ADOT online. Phase two of this project will continue the lane expansions from Pima Road/ Princess Drive to Shea; no start date has been set for phase two.

Four buildings break ground in Corporate Center

Located in the southwest portion of DC Ranch at 91st Street and Palo Brea Bend, the DC Ranch Corporate Center has a new development project underway. The four, two-story buildings will total over 50,000 square feet. One building is dedicated to office space; the other three are a combination of office and warehouse space. 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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An Investment in Our Community’s Future for the November 5 election date. The ballot will not list the individual projects or their costs, but that information is available on the City of Scottsdale website. Voters will also receive a pamphlet by Oct. 1 that lists Questions 1 through 3 as well as any submitted arguments for or against.


his fall, Scottsdale voters will have the opportunity to approve three bond questions put forth by the City of Scottsdale that contain 58 projects in the following categories: • Parks, Recreation and Senior Services: 14 projects, $112.6 million • Community Spaces and Infrastructure: 20 projects, $112.3 million

• Public Safety and Technology; 24 projects, $94.1 million

To determine what projects citizens thought were most important, City staff conducted six open house meetings and accepted online comments from the public in the spring. The total cost for all 58 projects is $319 million. Voters have not passed a significant bond package since 2000. Scottsdale’s treasurer has confirmed that the annual secondary property tax (which services bond debt) for a Scottsdale resident would NOT increase if the three bond packages are approved. The bonds can be issued in stages as existing bonds are paid off, ensuring that the city’s second-


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“Due to the lack of voter support for bond issues, the City’s spending on capital improvements has, for almost 20 years, failed to keep up. DC Ranch cannot sustain a world class community if the infrastructure around us is failing.” ary property taxes will stay at or below current levels. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.2877 per $100 of limited assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes.

Projects are spread throughout Scottsdale and range from repairing lakes and irrigation systems on Indian Bend Wash to building new and renovating existing public safety and recreation facilities. A full list of projects can be found at scottsdaleaz.gov/elections. The election process will be via mail-in ballot only. Every registered voter in Scottsdale will be mailed a ballot in early October

Many organizations, including the DC Ranch Community Council, publicly support the bond. The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the bond measures along with The Thunderbirds, Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS, Scottsdale Charros, Meritage Homes, Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association and Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA).

On behalf of the BONDS Ranch commuBENEFIT DC nity-at-large, the DC RANCH Community Council publicly supports the 2019 City of Scottsdale General Obligation Bond. After extensive review and discussion, on July 25, Community Council board of directors voted to support all three bond questions that will be put forth to voters via a mail-in ballot due November 5. As an advocate for residents, part of the Community Council’s responsibility is to research, evaluate, and educate on matters that may impact DC Ranch in a positive or negative manner. During the past several months, Council researched various elements of the 2019 bond: how the bond projects will impact the DC Ranch community-at-large; what the financial impact to residents will be; and the city’s performance and oversight of prior bond measures.

Scottsdale property taxes

The Community Council board of directors has concluded that if the bonds are passed by voters, there will be many positive impacts on DC Ranch and Scottsdale, the city we call home:

Primary property taxes are used by the City of Scottsdale to pay for city services and operational expenses and comprise about 11% of Scottsdale's General Fund operating budget. Secondary property taxes based on limited assessed property values are restricted to pay debt service on voter-approved general obligation bonds for such things as parks, libraries, streets and police/fire stations.

• Passage of the bond packages will bring two projects that have been top priorities for DC Ranch residents for many years: expansion of Thompson Peak Bridge to four lanes, and construction of a dog park at Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Parkway.

*Excludes street lighting districts, which vary by geographical location, types of lights and City vs. HOA ownership.

Property tax rate comparison $3.00

• The bond enables reinvestment in our City’s infrastructure while adding amenities for citizens, both positive influences on property values and Scottdale’s reputation as a world-class city.




• Also, the bond projects closely correlate with five of DC Ranch’s eight Community Values—Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Lifestyles, Lifelong Learning, Arts and Cultural Opportunities and Relationship with the Larger Community.




 Primary tax rate  Secondary tax rate

Estimated total property taxes with $319M bond package $120







 Primary  Secondary—Current GO bonds  Secondary—$319 million GO bond Graphics provided by City of Scottsdale

Based on $100k home in FY 18/19

Other projects near DC Ranch include a new fire station that will reduce the demand on the Scottsdale fire station located on Market Street, lighted sports fields located north of Bell Road at 94th Street that will occasionally handle large-event parking, and several upgrades to WestWorld. Council staff will monitor all approved projects near DC Ranch to ensure that the community’s interests are represented. “Due to the lack of voter support for bond issues, the City's spending on capital improvements has, for almost 20 years, failed to keep up. DC Ranch cannot sustain a world class community if the infrastructure around us is failing,” says Ron Belmont, Community Council Board President.

Master plan for DC Ranch s part of the DCR2020 Strategic Initiatives, DC Ranch is creating a Master Plan for the future of the community by considering new and/or improved facilities and amenities for residents. Resident feedback is the cornerstone of this development process. The needs and wants of residents will be categorized and achievable solutions proposed. Phase one begins this month as the DC Ranch management team develops a plan outline for consideration by the Master Plan Committee (composed of a Community Council Board Member, management team and resident representatives). This collaborative process includes Ranch Association and Covenant Commission partners.

The management team will consider industry trends, Scottsdale area projects that are planned and benchmark data from other large-scale communities. The role of the Committee will be to review and test the findings, to serve as ambassadors in sharing information and guide resident and stakeholder engagement. The Committee will develop an initial draft of the Master Plan

with projects listed in priority order. After review by DC Ranch leadership, the plan will move into Phase two which consists of:

• Space needs analysis (to outline solutions for addressing current and future needs given available land and facility options)

• Conceptual plans and project descriptions

• Initial cost and financial analysis for the top tier project(s) • Community review and comment

• Confirmation of projects, finalization of master plan and development of implementation plan

A final Master Plan recommendation will be presented to the Council Board for consideration in the fall of 2020.

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• ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg

• Ÿ tsp salt (or to taste)

• ½ cup plain low fat Greek yogurt

• ž cup unsweetened almond milk

(or milk of choice)

• ½ tsp vanilla extract

• 1½ cup diced peaches

(fresh or frozen and defrosted, or canned in 100% juice)

• Ÿ cup chopped walnuts


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In a medium bowl, stir together oats, protein powder, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add in the yogurt, milk and vanilla then mix until well combined. Add in 1 cup of the peaches and stir, then separate mixture into two containers with tight fitting lids. Top each mixture with the remaining peaches and chopped walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Enjoy your oats cold, straight from the refrigerator the next morning for a quick, delicious breakfast. For variety, sub out the peaches for your favorite fruit and the walnuts for another nut or seed of choice!

Nutrition (½ recipe)

400 calories, 24g protein, 15g fat, 46g carbs.



• 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped

• 4 hard boiled egg whites, chopped • 1 avocado, diced

• ½ cup red bell pepper, diced • ½ cup pico de gallo

• Sea salt and ground pepper

n Dec. 2018, a small group of volunteer residents gathered at Desert Camp Community Center with Community Council Executive Director Jenna Kohl to kick off a new initiative: The DC Ranch Resident Group. The group was born out of a desire to strengthen the connection between residents and the Community Council. It is an opportunity for the Council's executive director and residents to exchange information, share ideas, address issues and foster cooperation to continue to improve and enhance the experience of living, working and playing in DC Ranch. Discussion topics and issues include communications, budget, events and programs, governance structure and much more.

offered by the Council and then engage in an interactive session where they ask questions and provide feedback that staff uses to improve the resident experience. These volunteer residents have been influential in guiding and improving what we do and how we do it. A few examples of the many changes initiated based on feedback from the Resident Group:


• The online program and event registration screen has new features, and registration for many programs are now open earlier. • Public affairs updates that need resident participation are now presented as “call to actionsâ€? when appropriate to alert residents for the need to weigh in, such as on the FAA open houses.

Volunteer Sheryl Lowenhar says, • Staff is exploring a combined food “It’s a way for staff to get feedback truck and outdoor game night directly and to educate residents event for 2020. about the different parts of DC If you know any Ranch. There’s of these mema lot I didn’t bers, reach out realize. It seems to them to share to be the same ideas and thank people involved, them for giving so I’d like to see their time to some new faces. help sustain If you bought DC Ranch as into the commua vibrant nity, you should community! Pam Anzalone | Desert Camp take advantage Residents interAndrea Brin | Desert Camp of what it has ested in making Stacey Chulew | Country Club to offer.â€? a difference and Judy Hawkins | Desert Parks At each meeting, serving on the Kim Dodds Keran | Desert Parks members of the Resident Group Peggy Kennelly | Desert Camp group receive when positions Sheryl Lowenhar | Desert Camp a behind-thebecome available John Shaw | Desert Parks scenes look at should apply on Mary Staker | Silverleaf a specific proDCRanch.com. Jim Sullivan | Country Club gram or service Scott Whitmire | Desert Parks

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Neighborhood Spotlight

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to come home to this peaceful community. I decided to become a neighborhood voting member to better understand the workings of our governance and to participate in the process in order to ensure that our neighborhood was well represented.”

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aving been involved with DC Ranch from its inception, being an NVM is just another way to stay involved. I’ve lived in eight different neighborhoods in DC Ranch over

long the north-side of the southern Desert Camp loop, you’ll find a large enclave of neighborhoods built by Camelot and Standard Pacific Homes. There are four entrances beginning with the 91st Place gate for the Montelena community followed by the 93rd Place, 94th and 96th Way gates. These communities are always bustling with resident and neighborhood activities in park and greenbelt areas and along the paths and trails that interconnect with the Desert Camp Community Center.

Meet the Neighborhood Voting Members

MONTELENA AT 91ST PLACE GATE: BRAD LITTLETON e moved to DC Ranch two years ago when my wife Cathy and I decided to downsize. We first fell in love with the house we purchased. When the proximity to the McDowell Mountains, the natural beauty of the area and


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the last 20 years and appreciate what this Community has to offer. As Dorothy said ... There’s no place like home.”





ack is a former professional baseball player and a fanfavorite among his neighbors. Daugherty is always ready to assist with resident concerns or organize park get-togethers. Bob Nathan


To learn more about volunteer or leadership opportunities, call The Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500.

Brad Littleton

the convenience of Market Street was factored in, the move was a no-brainer. I decided to become an NVM because I wanted to become better acquainted with the HOA structure of DC Ranch and get to know more of my neighbors.”



teve represents his neighbors that live behind the 93rd Place Gate and is the newest of the three NVMs. “I love the beauty and tranquility of our family neighborhood. It’s pleasant



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ver the last 10 years, Mike Domer sold 50% of all the Scottsdale homes selling for $8 million* or more. All but one took place in DC Ranch Silverleaf, including the highest priced home ever sold in Arizona at $17,500,000.* His long-time relationships, associations and connections make his contact list invaluable in marketing Scottsdale luxury homes. Whether your looking to buy or sell a luxury home give Mike a call to learn how he and his team can help you.

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a plan that outlines each family member’s responsibilities in case of an emergency. Make a “Go Kit,” which can include food and water, medication, money, contact information and locations to meet. Ready.gov, search “September”

borhood College runs September through November with free classes on living in a Homeowner’s Association; Medicare and Social Security; and our always popular “Stories of the History of Scottsdale” series. Get a complete list of class topics, dates, times, or register here. ScottsdaleAZ. gov, search “Neighborhood College”

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eet DC Ranch resident Henry Thompson. He may look like a regular 16-year-old, but Henry has over 6,800 active listeners on Spotify, 15,000 followers on Instagram and regularly performs at venues all around town. With a John Mayer style, he loves to sing and play guitar to a broad range of hits including One Republic, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruno Mars and even Brett Young.

Henry started singing when he was 6 years old and performed in community theatre. At the age of 12, he asked his mom if he could try out for a high school talent show. She responded like most parents would: It’s for high school. But he begged her to just call and ask if he could try out. The school let him audition and he made it in! Two years later, his band Swell had their first paid gigs at Westgate and Desert Ridge.

“It comes so easy for him. He doesn’t realize that most people have to work really hard for this kind of following,” his mom Angela says. Last year they were contacted by The Voice and American Idol to audition. Even though he didn’t make it on TV, Thompson did make a great friend

and mentor in Wade Coda, a Top 4 Finalist in the most recent American Idol season. Coda, also a Phoenixarea resident, encouraged Thompson to work on a solo album and helped write his first single “Remember.” The song launched in May and within two weeks had over 12,000 downloads. The song is a soulful ballad that speaks to teenage pressures and being your true self.

Library presents “Scottsdale—A City of Good Sports.” Scottsdale Historian

Joan Fudala gives a photo-rich presentation on Scottsdale’s evolution as

in both categories for three age groups. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 17. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “constitution contest”

Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast, Sept. 19.

a sports destination, from spring training and Fall League baseball, to tennis, golf, biking, marathons and school sports. This free program, part of the Heritage Collection Salon Series, runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in Civic Center Library’s Copper Gallery. ScottsdaleLibrary.org

Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride. Commemorate the signing of the constitution by submitting art/video or an essay. Prizes will be awarded

Each year Scottsdale’s Economic Development Department hosts this event to share accomplishments and provide a brief look at what’s on the horizon. This year’s event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. ChooseScottsdale.com

Free admission to local museums is part of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, Sept. 21. Both the Scott-

sdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West offer free admission Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets, which provide free admission for two people, are available to download at smithsonianmag.com.

A “Get A Ticket” button will appear on the Smithsonian website and you will be asked to enter your name, email address and confirm the museum you wish to attend before downloading your ticket.

Know before you throw.

Household cleaners, swimming pool chemicals, paint, automotive fluids, batteries and electronics should not be placed in trash or recycling containers or placed out for brush and bulk collection. These items may cause a reaction that can become toxic or combust. The city offers two ways to recycle household hazardous waste— at an annual drop-off event at the city’s corporation yard and through monthly home collection. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “solid waste”

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As a Junior at Chaparral High School, Thompson’s plans for a musical career are well underway. You can find him playing regularly at Twisted Lizard, Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles, Scottsdale Art Walk, Tempe Marketplace, Desert Ridge, Mesa Music Festival and more! Follow him on Facebook or Instagram @henrythompsonmusic.

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11519 East Del Cielo Drive – 1878A 14.232 Acres / Building Env: 94,536 SF – $1,795,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

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