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Ranch News

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Gardening with Farmer Dan

DC Ranch part of a larger community

Living thedream

Inspired design and innovation in Silverleaf at DC Ranch

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Start your morning at Eggstasy

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Pioneers: Meet Melanie Halpert

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Eye for design DC Ranch News is a not-for-profit newspaper published by the DC Ranch Community Council to promote the DC Ranch lifestyle. The publication strives to build community by connecting current and future residents along with DC Ranch stakeholders through interesting stories and pictures. Ranch News offers value to its advertisers and perpetuates DC Ranch’s community values. Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Jeremy Stevens Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Terri Raimondi and Nia Hughes 480.585.1641 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

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Building a new home is an exciting opportunity to create a space that fits your family’s needs as well as your taste. very so often, the combination of innovation, functionality, and design creates an award-winning result, like the house in this month’s cover story.

family home in Silverleaf, a DC Ranch illage, won a 2018 uxe R D award for its classical architecture. Designed by H rchitecture, the home is a modern interpretation of a French- editerranean farmhouse. The firm’s founder, rik eterson, shares his approach to incorporating contemporary living into a house with a uniquely simple and rustic design aesthetic. Also this month we are pleased to announce a newly developed resident gardening program DC Ranch arden Hands. Farmer Dan from gave Farms will teach residents everything from planting to harvesting all from the convenience of the DC Ranch Community arden next to Copper Ridge School. The program runs September through December, and you can read more about it on page 8. From gardens to homes, inspiration abounds this month and I hope it motivates you to create something special.

Enjoy the journey!

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 SAVE THE DATE:

2019 Security contract in final decision phase

Fall Community Safety Forum

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The security providers applying for the DC Ranch security contract have been narrowed down to three. The Ranch ssociation oard of Directors will hold a special session to interview the finalists on Sept. 17 at p.m. at The Homestead Community Center. n executive committee of the oard will then make its recommendation to be voted on in a second special session on Sept. 20 at p.m. at Desert Camp Community

ommunity safety is a priority at DC Ranch. To help educate residents, DC Ranch is holding its first Community Safety Forum on Oct. 24 at The Homestead Community Center. Scottsdale olice Department Community ngagement Officer ason lenn will provide tips to keep your home and family safe. earn how to protect your home when traveling or out and about in the neighborhood. The event will also feature a demonstration of the new DC Ranch mergency Notification System that will text important instructions and information to residents in the event of an emergency. ake sure your family’s mobile numbers are current by emailing CommunitySafety dcranchinc.com with the names and cell phone numbers of your family members or call the Ranch Offices at 480.51 .1500. The event will kick off with a welcome reception beginning

at 5 p.m. followed by the program at 5 0 p.m. n oy complimentary, happy hour fare from Fleming’s Steakhouse and arket Street Kitchen provided courtesy of llied niversal, the current security provider and Safeguard, the gate maintenance contractor. This event is free and open to all residents. RS at DCRanch.com Calendar.

s a reminder, home rentals re uire a six-month minimum lease in DC Ranch. dditionally, a property may only be rented once in any sixmonth period, and twice in any 12-month period. There are 10 sub-associations within DC Ranch, some of which have governing documents that conflict with the Ranch ssociation’s rental policy. The Ranch Association has retained legal counsel to clarify that, in these instances, the CC Rs of the Ranch ssociation supercede. acation rental websites are checked regularly for non-compliance.

If renting your property, a Tenant Registration Form is re uired and can be found on DCRanch.com. ithout submittal of this form, tenants will not be able to apply for gate transponders or community center access. lease contact the Ranch Offices at 480.51 .1500 for further assistance.

Officer Jason Glenn

Rentals to comply with six month minimum

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Center. Residents and Neighborhood oting embers are encouraged to attend both meetings. A community-wide survey to gauge resident opinion on the current provider was conducted in une, the results of which were published in Ranch News in August. Allied Universal has held the contract for the past three years. The contract award will be formally announced this October.

DC Ranch executive leadership to attend neighborhood events

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arlier this year, the program launched. lmost 100 residents have signed an online pledge commitment to properly dispose of pet waste. s a thank you for signing up and helping to keep the community clean, owners receive a DC Ranch-branded doggie bandana, leash and waste bags to identify them as part of the program. To encourage participation, Ranch ssociation and Community Council executive directors and board presidents will visit neighborhood parks this fall during scheduled appy Hours” to mix and mingle with residents. Drinks and treats will be provided for adults, kids and four-legged friends. If your neighborhood would like to host a appy Hour” once the weather cools, please call The Ranch Offices at 480.51 .1500 to schedule a date. Take the ledge, and don’t miss these special opportunities to meet with the Executive Directors and oard residents right in your neighborhood.


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Monthly Planner The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch in September some have admission and processing fees. For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of activities, please see DCRanch.com, or call 480. 42.7178. SEPTEMBER 2018

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 Theatre Dance Class: All that Jazz Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 4 to 5 0 p.m. Desert Camp

Ranch Association Board of Directors Meeting to 7 0 p.m. The Homestead

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Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 4 to 5:30 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center Ages 7 to 13 $100 for DC Ranch residents; $200 for nonresidents Children will have fun rocking and gliding to their favorite tunes from popular Broadway shows. They will learn jazz techniques that help with balance, coordination and movement. The class will be taught by MJ Mastrangelo of Dance Fusion. Mastrangelo studied at the Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in New York City. MJ's performance credits include "The Wiz," touring as a back-up dancer for a local recording artist, and dancing with the Phoenix Suns. For more information, visit DCRanch. com or call Lindsay Vanegas at 480.538.3542.

TGIF Little Wranglers: Deb’s Dragons to 8 p.m. Desert Camp

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DC Ranch Gives: Group Service Project IC food and clothing bank 7 45 a.m. Depart from The Homestead

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

Modification Committee Meeting 4 0 to 5 0 p.m. Ranch Offices

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 Grapenuts Wine Club: East Coast vs. West Coast wines to 8 p.m. Desert Camp

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Community Garden Workshop: Seeds 11 a.m. to noon The Community arden at Copper Ridge School Indoor Movie Party to 9 p.m. The Homestead

MONDAY, SEPT. 17

DC Ranch Men’s Club: September Social to 8 p.m. The ig cDowell ountain Budget & Finance Committee Meeting to 4 0 p.m. Ranch Offices

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

Passport to Art: Sculptor Roy Butler 5 0 to 7 p.m. The Homestead

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. rayhawk olf Club

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

DC Ranch Diamondbacks Game: AZ Diamondbacks vs CO Rockies 40 p.m. Chase Field

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Passport to Art: Sculptor Roy Butler Tuesday, Sept. 18 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Homestead Community Center Passport to Art is a lecture series that gives residents the opportunity to meet local artists and craftsmen and learn about their work through an art showcase or demonstration. Regional artists bring a selection of their pieces to view and present an informative description of their process. The artist discusses their development through artistic forms, their lives, and how they became

passionate about the work presented. September’s featured artist is Roy Butler. Butler is an award winning sculptor who specializes in bronze and resin. His sculptures range from miniature artwork to monuments. Butler’s work has been archived by The Smithsonian, featured in Millionaire Magazine, and written into the Congressional Record. Wine and light appetizers provided. For more details, visit DCRanch.com or call Lindsay Vanegas at 480.538.3542.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Community Council Board of Directors 5 0 to 0 p.m. Desert Camp

RECURRING EVENTS Aqua Yoga Tuesdays 9 to 10 a.m. Desert Camp pool

Duplicate Bridge Tuesdays 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Social Bridge ednesdays 12 0 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp All Levels Yoga on and ed 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead Shallow Water Exercise

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Yoga Basics Flow Tues and Thurs 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead

DC Ranch Book Club very fourth ed 7 p.m. Desert Camp mail pzfitzgerald comcast.net to RS

Mother Son Trail Ride Saturday, Sept. 22 | 6 to 8 p.m. MacDonald’s Ranch (26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale) $20 for children | ages 6 to 18; $30 for mothers Mothers and sons will spend quality time together on a private magical sunset horseback ride around MacDonald’s Ranch. Take in the gorgeous scenery with the special young man in your life. After the desert tour, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with all the fixings. Other activities include calf roping, a petting zoo and songs and stories with a singing cowboy. No prior riding experience is required. Trail-ride will leave promptly at 6:15 p.m. Please arrive 30 minutes before. For more information and to register, please call 480.342.7178.

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to participate is 0 per household, per season. Children, ages 14 and older, must be accompanied by an adult at all times. ll workshops and events at The arden are included in the arden Hand experience.

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he DC Ranch Community arden at Copper Ridge School is gearing up for the fall season and residents are invited to grow food, community, and knowledge.

Residents and their families can sign up to be a part of a seasonal gardening experience to become a garden hand” working together and sharing in the harvest. arden hands will get the first opportunity at the seasonal harvest any excess produce and herbs will be donated to local food banks.

The Community Garden gears up for fall with new programs and events Meet Farmer Dan and become a DC Ranch Garden Hand

Farmer Dan will show residents how to grow, nurture, and harvest a garden he will also bring in local experts for arden orkshops on everything from beekeeping to seed science. No previous gardening experience is required. ach season” consists of a four-month commitment • Spring anuary through pril • Fall September through December

minimum of two hours per month per household is re uired. Once residents sign up, volunteer hours are coordinated with Farmer Dan. The cost

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I would love for DC Ranch residents to en oy gardening and get the maximum benefit from this magnificent garden that’s right in their own backyard,” said Farmer Dan.

Stephen Scott, owner of Terroir SATURDAY, SEPT. 15: SEED Seeds in Sedona, will discuss WORKSHOP his motivation for collecting and

selling seed. He will also discuss how to collect and store seed as well as what seed varieties thrive in desert climates, and what to plant for seasonal harvest. For more information on the fall schedule and learn how to become a garden hand, visit DCRanch.com or call 480.5 8. 585.


Newsworthy ne of DC Ranch’s Community alues is Relationship with the Larger Community, which means that DC Ranch understands the importance of communicating, collaborating, volunteering and sharing with others outside our immediate boundaries. e are committed to cultivating and maintaining uality relationships within the larger community.” This commitment to involvement in the greater Scottsdale community has been discussed by DC Ranch’s overnance Committee and was reinforced by residents during the recent strategic planning initiative. Residents expressed that DC Ranch should position itself as an important player in the planning and direction of key pro ects and initiatives that may fall outside of DC Ranch’s governance urisdiction. Due to its geographic location and size, DC Ranch can be positively or negatively affected by regional Scottsdale matters.

DC Ranch is part of a larger community

identification and engagement. In order to determine if a public policy matter is suitable for engagement including whether to participate in communication and advocacy activities on behalf of the DC Ranch community-at-large , the Council will evaluate

Impact: Does this matter impact, either positively

or negatively, the collective interests of the DC Ranch community-at-large How might it reflect on the brand, mission, and vision of DC Ranch xamples of matters that might have an impact are new developments near DC Ranch, environmental matters, funding for municipal infrastructure improvements, etc.

Criteria: Should the Community Council decide

Therefore, DC Ranch Community Council is committed to having an active and engaged voice in regional Scottsdale matters that impact DC Ranch, and to be an effective and productive partner with the City of Scottsdale and other governing and community agencies. The Community Council is designated as the entity responsible for public policy advocacy, and as such has developed a framework and process for

to engage on a matter on behalf of the DC Ranch community-at-large, the stance may reflect approval or opposition to specific criteria verses an overall for or against” position. Such criteria may include but are not limited to traffic impact, view shed, noise, light pollution, safety, etc.

The Community Council currently has ngagement lans that outline its approach to the Desert D pro ect, Sky Harbor Next en Flight aths, Scottsdale nified School District land near Copper Ridge School, and Scottsdale irport. Residents can read DC Ranch s Framework for ublic olicy dvocacy, ngagement lans and construction pro ect updates online at DCRanch.com Newsand vents Newsworthy.

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DC Ranch Silverleaf home takes home regional 2018 Luxe RED Award

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BY NIA HUGHES | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

H rchitects received the first ever 2018 uxe R D Residential xcellence in Design ward in the Classic rchitecture category for the southwest region. The uxe R D awards honor excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects across the country. H rchitecture was awarded the honor for a transitional French country design in Silverleaf at DC Ranch.

The approximately 7500 s . ft. compound is located in Silverleaf’s upper canyon neighborhood and stands out amongst the scenic backdrop of the mountains. Its uni ue design is unlike anything else in the pper Canyon. The beautifully-appointed home is accented with reclaimed wood and other elements made to look distressed for a more comfortable, lived-in appearance. The homeowner and interior designer, DeCesare Design, wanted to achieve a cozy” feel for the home.

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In addition to the main residence, an art studio, guesthouse and viewing tower dot the property. The oversized windows frame inspiring mountain vistas in the distance.

e took a risk with the farmhouse design because the towers and structures were so out of the ordinary,” said H rchitecture’s resident, rik eterson. e pushed the limit on the towers to add some extra height. The entire process took 1 to 18 months to build.”

The homeowner wanted a uni ue design with several smaller structures on the property. She also wanted a lighter, brighter, ambience with a lot of natural light which is H ’s trademark. Homeowners are getting away from the heavier, darker Tuscan look to a more modern aesthetic,” said eterson.

The H rchitects team flew to New ork to accept the award.

It was an honor to be recognized along with top architects from around the country. It was a risk that paid off,” said eterson.


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BY NIA HUGHES | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

he ICON Silverleaf Sales Gallery is now open and ready to showcase its collection of luxury condominiums at Canyon Village. Residents are welcome to visit the sales office and design studio to view virtual tours and floor plans, discuss personalization options and learn more about ICON Silverleaf. There are a total of 72 single story residences overlooking the McDowell Sonoran Preserve spread out over eight buildings with units ranging from 2700 to 3200 sq. ft. Residents can take in the scenic landscape and expansive views with a cup of coffee or glass of wine from their very own private deck.

Tom Bell, project architect, and homebuilder, Sonoran West, made the homeowner’s dream a reality.

Each unit has been uniquely designed to take advantage of the exclusive desert lifestyle that DC Ranch residents have come to expect. Standard features include high-end interior finishes and materials, 10 ft. ceilings, a secured parking garage, and a 24hour manned gate for added security whether you’re home or away. However, one of the most impressive features is the semi-private elevator shared between only five other residences.

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“We have seen a lot of interest from couples and families who are looking to downsize to a low maintenance lifestyle, but still desire the luxury aspect that they’re accustomed to,” said Karina Rodriguez, Neighborhood Sales Manager. “This is especially the case for our large amount of seasonal residents who have a second home here in the Valley. It’s the perfect lock and leave situation for them.” A model home grand opening will be held in late fall 2018. The first round of homes are scheduled to close in December 2018. The residences are scheduled for 100 percent completion at the end of 2020. For more information, call ICON Silverleaf at 480.757.4891 or visit IconSilverleaf.com.

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BY JEREMY STEVENS | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

his isn’t your grandparent’s breakfast diner. That’s the first disclaimer eter erros gives about his new Eggstasy restaurant that recently opened on arket Street at DC Ranch.

hen I got into this business twenty years ago there were just typical ham and egg oints nothing fun or different. Our approach has always been to make breakfast an experience and geared toward foodies,” said erros.

He knows a thing or two about creating great food for customers. The arket Street restaurant is erros’ third ggstasy restaurant. His other locations one in Scottsdale Ranch and the other in the gua Caliente shopping center on Shea are weekend staples for hundreds of families.

To fill up a restaurant and have 100 percent of your customers leave happy is kind of a rush for us,” said erros. Our goal is to get customers seated uickly and serve them their food within 10 minutes of ordering. Happy customers are our top priority.”

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erros grew up working with his father in the restaurant business in Chicago. hen he was ust 18, erros opened his first breakfast and lunch spot.

I started ggstasy originally in the Chicago suburbs and we’ve been

doing fun breakfast and lunch ever since,” said erros. y dad was accustomed to the traditional American breakfast. It took him a while to get used to my more modern approach I know deep down he actually liked it ” erros developed the menu for ggstasy twenty years ago and many of the items have grown in popularity as the demand for foodie breakfast places increases.

Our pumpkin cheesecake pancakes used to be seasonal, but we had so many requests that they have become a part of the full menu. e also do monster omelets that you don’t see typically at other breakfast restaurants,” said erros. ll the baked goods are made from scratch and baked at the restaurant daily—including the popular nglish muffins and breads. e also plan to rollout a fresh pressed uice bar this fall. That is a very popular trend right now,” said erros.

For lunch offerings, customers rave about ggstasy’s burger and salads. The restaurant also serves fresh paninis. If it’s not on the menu, ggstasy is happy to make it if they have the ingredients. ggstasy promises a fun breakfast and lunch experience with a unique and delicious take on classic favorites sure to satisfy any taste buds.


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MELANIE HALPERT | THE COUNTRY CLUB AT DC RANCH

he xecutive Chef at The Country Club at DC Ranch, enard Rubin, participated in the orld Chefs ithout orders yanmar Tour for Humanity from une 9 through une 1 .

yanmar formerly urma is a Southeast sian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, angladesh, China, aos and Thailand. A severe cyclonic storm caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of yanmar in ay 2008. The destruction was catastrophic with at least 1 8,000 fatalities. Damage was estimated at over 50 million, making it the most devastating cyclone ever recorded in this basin. yanmar and its people are still struggling to recover from its effect.

Chef Rubin was one of 0 chefs to travel with orld Chefs ithout orders C to yanmar. They travelled at their own expense to raise funds for the organization. C ’s mission is to support and mobilize its global network of volunteer chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters.

Country Club’s Executive Chef Lenard Rubin travels overseas

to help fight hunger

Culinary has been my world for over 7 years and now it is my turn to use my culinary experience to help the less fortunate in the orld,” stated Rubin.

Over four days, the chefs visited several villages and prepared more than 15,000 meals. In addition to prepared meals, the chefs distributed 8,100 dry food relief packs, donated cooking e uipment, and supplied children with school supplies and gifts. t the end of the trip, the chefs released 50,000 young milk fish in the yeyarwady River Delta near Ka yin Kyaung village to help replenish the food supply for the years ahead. To learn more about orld Chefs ithout orders, visit worldchefswithoutborders.org

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Chef Lenard Rubin (left) lends hand to World Chefs Without Borders in Myanmar.

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DC Ranch Pioneers BY NIA HUGHES | DC RANCH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Club feels like home. aking people feel welcome is ust part of what I en oy doing the most. The people are what makes the club stand out the members and my coworkers are my second family,” said Halpert.

This fall, elanie Halpert will celebrate 18 years at DC Ranch. s the Director of embership and arketing at The Country Club at DC Ranch, Halpert is responsible for engaging new members and marketing the Club locally and nationally. In con unction with the 20th anniversary of DC Ranch, The Country Club will also hit its 20th milestone this October. During that time, Halpert has watched the prominent north Scottsdale golf club and the community grow to what it is today. In fact, it was recently recognized as the est olf Community 2018 by AZ Foothills magazine.

The New Orleans native moved to rizona shortly after college and hasn’t looked back. lthough she’s thousands of miles away from her hometown, The Country Club ambiance is reminiscent of the Southern hospitality she’s accustomed to.

Initially, she represented both The Country Club and Silverleaf olf Club before two separate teams were developed. She clearly remembers working from the trailers down the road near Desert Camp.

Meet Melanie Halpert

e all worked out of trailers. It’s hilarious to look back on. There wasn’t a lot around but there was darkness and a lot of avelina,” laughed Halpert. hen asked why she’s chosen to stay at The Country Club after all these years, she emphasizes that the people are irreplaceable.

I’ve seen a lot of the members’ children grow up here, go off into the world and come back with families of their own,” said Halpert.

She also truly en oys what she does. Technology has played a huge role in how her career has evolved over the years due to social media, video, and digital marketing. ccording to Halpert, all of the technological advancements have helped deliver on the DC Ranch promise. The Country Club is currently undergoing a 8.5 million renovation to be completed in the spring 2019 that will include a new fitness center, group exercise room, resort-style pool, casual indoor dining room, poolside bar, tween room and larger clubhouse kitchen.

I’m excited about this renovation because it will have something for everyone. It’s going to be family-friendly which helps build traditions and memories. It’s also great for the community as a whole,” said Halpert. successful golf club helps keep real estate values solid.” lthough approximately 70 percent of Club members are residents of DC Ranch, members no longer have to own property in the community to be a member and come from near and far.

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D has never strayed from their vision. The Club continues to deliver its original promise of bringing people together through exceptional hospitality. It’s still the same as it was when I started 18 years ago. The Country Club has a modern, forward-thinking approach and will continue to expand its facilities and offer more to its members over the next 20 years,” she said. For more information about The Country Club visit ccdcranch.com.


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The cDowell Sonoran Conservancy invites you to participate in some cool extracurricular adventure hikes this fall. Come experience the wonder of the reserve and meet some new friends that share the desert with Scottsdale residents.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 | All about Mesquite nlike the Southern region of the

reserve, the rown’s Ranch area has many mes uite trees. oin ohn oliet, Natural Resources Director, to discover why some native cultures called mes uites the tree of life.” asy hike of .1 miles for hours. rrival time 7 45 a.m. at rown’s Ranch Trailhead.

Saturday, Oct. 20 | Nature’s Pharmacy Native people of long ago roamed the

reserve collecting desert plants for their healing and restorative properties. oin ernie Finkel to find out more about these medicinal plants on this moderate hike of miles for three hours. rrival time 7 45 a.m. at rown’s Ranch Trailhead.

Sunday, Oct. 21 | Boojada Adventure Creepy Creatures of the Desert family

hike Some of the most well-known symbols of Halloween like spiders, spider webs and bats seem spooky and scary isit the Conservancy for this interactive and informative hike, and turn Halloween on its head by discussing all kinds of things related to the spooky Sonoran Desert This is an easy hike on an accessible trail that should last no more than two hours. ring water, sunscreen and closed-toe shoes for safe hiking. This hike is for ages , and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. rrival time 9 15 a.m. at ateway Trailhead.

Sunday, Oct. 21 | Bird Walk In addition to seeing year-round bird species,

you’ll likely see some migrants passing through. ossible sightings include phainopepla, merican kestrel, gilded flicker, curve-billed thrasher, bert’s towhee or various warblers. oin Kathe nderson and Rick earce for a two hour walk. rrival time 7 45 a.m. at uartz trail parking lot cDowell ountain Ranch Road 104th Street .

Monday, Oct. 22 | Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator Spend two hours

with ohn oleit, City of Scottsdale Natural Resources Coordinator, as he discusses various pertinent topics while hiking in the desert. This hike is rated as easy. rrival time 7 45 a.m. at rown’s Ranch Trailhead.

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Wednesday, Oct. 24 | Nature as Therapy Lost your mojo? Not as creative as you used to be Do you have a feeling of malaise oin Toni allee and Katy indberg on a one and a half hour easy walk, where they will provide tools and a prescription to help you use nature to improve your happiness, creativity and health. rrival time 7 45 a.m. at ateway Trailhead.

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scorpions, bugs On this hike, you’ll see six-legged, eight-legged and many legged creatures bout 84 percent of all animals are arthropods. oin Dr. Rich Cochran on an easy one and a half hour walk to discover the bugs in the desert. rrival time 7 45 a.m. at rown’s Ranch Trailhead.

“Bike the North” with The Conservancy

Saturday, Sept. 15 | 7:15 a.m. Brown’s Ranch Trailhead This is an intermediate level ride of 12-15 miles in 2.5— 3 hours. Join your neighbors and friends to explore the north area of the Preserve, with several stops at interesting points you may already know and some you’ve never seen. Guides will add thoughts on improving riding technique, enhancing safety awareness and increasing overall enjoyment of the trails. Come prepared to ride with a mountain bike (and knobby tires), helmet, water, and snacks. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours for this event. Please meet at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead by 7:15 am. For more information, visit mcdowellsonoran.org


Around Scottsdale Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 3

Lifelong learning and leisure classes begin in September

Although most city offices will be closed for abor Day, onday, Sept. , trash collection will continue. lace containers where your trash is typically picked up by 5 a.m. that morning or the night before.

Scottsdale’s arks and Recreation provides close-to-home, low-cost, readily available facilities, programs and instruction. Recreation. ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Get up-close, hands-on glimpse at essential city services Scottsdale Quarter

Library hosts “Frank Talks”

ake plans to attend four Frank Talks, scholar-facilitated roundtable discussions on vital issues in the community and around the globe.

1. Challenges to Democracy Sept. 5 ppaloosa ibrary p.m. 2. uilding Civil ngagement in a olitically Charged orld Sept. 10 rabian ibrary 2 p.m. 3. enetically odified Food O Sept. 22 ustang ibrary 2 p.m. 4. nergy in an ncertain orld Sept. 2 Civic Center ibrary p.m. ScottsdaleLibrary.org, search “events”

Scottsdale Quarter hosts fall concert series For eight weeks, guests can en oy a mix of genres and live music from favorite alley bands. Concerts are every Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The first concert features Rock obster on Sept. 8. One of the best cover bands in , this retro group will have you singing and dancing along to the best 80s music and beyond. Scottsdale quarter.com

ant to drive a police robot Operate a garbage truck Scottsdale’s Show and Tell event takes place in con unction with the free Children’s earning and lay Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at est orld. earn more about

city programs and services while enjoying activities such as nature exhibits and a children’s play zone. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Show and Tell”

Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast, Sept. 27

ach year Scottsdale’s conomic Development Department hosts this event to share accomplishments and provide a brief look at what’s on the horizon. This year’s event is at 7 0 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Scottsdale Center for the erforming rts. ChooseScottsdale.com

“Lights on After School” highlights importance of out-of-school activities

Free family-friendly fun including culinary, interentertainactive booths, entertain ment and art takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the useum of the est. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “lights on”

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Distinctive Listings in DC Ranch and Silverleaf

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4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 5,876 Sq. Ft. – $3,295,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

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3 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 3,693 Sq. Ft. – $2,495,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

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5 Bed / 6.5 Bath / 8,800 Sq. Ft. – $6,395,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

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Custom Estate in Arcadia at Silverleaf

5 Bed / 6.5 Bath / 7,138 Sq. Ft. – $3,295,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

5 Bed / 6.5 Bath / 6,178 Sq. Ft. – $2,995,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

Custom Home in DC Ranch

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4 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 3,648 Sq. Ft. – $1,950,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

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