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It’s a Back to School Bash

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Splash Adventure Camp a blast!

Seize the day! As kids head back to school, adults discover a world of learning

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Block party brings neighbors together

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Pioneers: Meet Julie Hancock

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Let’s learn! There’s no getting around it—back-to-school season is here. School supplies taking over store aisles and welcome letters from teachers are signs that the relaxing summer season is nearing an end. Soon it will be time to wake up early, get back into a routine, and start learning something new.

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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Whether a student heading off to grade school or college, or an adult seeking continuing education, this is a great time to get excited about learning. One of my favorite quotes comes from American humorist and writer Don Herold who says, “The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.”

Lifelong Learning is one of DC Ranch’s Community Values, and this month’s cover story highlights educational opportunities for a variety of residents’ interests. From cooking classes to writing workshops, you can read about all the offerings on pages 10 and 11.

To learn about DC Ranch is to love DC Ranch; read our Pioneer Series to discover the community that you call home on page 14. And on page 12, we provide some resources for grocery shopping and meal prep that may help ease some of the chaos of juggling busy schedules and activities.

Here’s to lifelong learning and knowledge!

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director

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Ranch Updates Security satisfaction remains high

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he results of the 2018 Community Safety Survey returned ratings similar to the previous survey in 2016. Both the 2018 and 2016 surveys showed a 77-percent resident satisfaction rating for the community’s current security provider, Allied Universal. Residents were polled on satisfaction of service, professionalism, response rate, visibility of patrol vehicles and customer service. Residents were also asked if the frequency of security-related incidents had increased, decreased, or remained level over the past two years. While more than a third of the respondents felt that there have been more security incidents, the satisfaction scores remained consistent. Additionally, residents were asked about the quality of community safety services which also received high marks.

Resident Ratings On Performance Professionalism

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1% Very dissatisfied 29% Very satisfied

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Has the quality of services improved in the last two years? 6% Unimproved

3% Very unimproved 17% Very improved

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27% Slightly improved

Have security-related incidents increased over the last two years?

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Directors will consider renewing with Allied Universal for a fourth year or shift to a new provider in September. While professionalism of the security staff ranked high in the survey, feedback is always welcome to make improvements. Residents can submit suggestions anytime at CommunitySafety@dcranchinc.com.

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Later this year, DC Ranch will launch text message emergency notifications. The program was developed in-house by DC Ranch and will soon be ready for use as determined by public safety officials or DC Ranch executive management. To ensure

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receipt of notifications, please confirm that your current mobile number is in the database. Email CommunitySafety@ dcranchinc.com with the names and cell numbers of your family members to receive emergency notifications.

Save the Date

Technology improves safety

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est Gate now serves as the security services command center. Five additional television screens were added to allow centralized monitoring of all video surveillance within DC Ranch common areas. Additionally, a dispatch center was created so that all calls will be answered and routed to the appropriate safety team member to continue to improve response times and customer service. To assist with traffic safety, the Ranch Association added or refurbished a total of 73 speed and directional signs, including new signage on the gate barrier arms at the West and East Gates. New Wi-Fi equipment was added at all manned gates to enable faster guest check-in times, and updated video recorders and license plate readers now provide improved image clarity and broadened range.

Quick Guide to DC Ranch Safety Services

Adding/Removing Guests: Call the

gatehouse, visit gateaccess.net or download the GateAccess app.

Community Patrol: Provides routine safety checks three times daily community-wide. Garage Door Alert: Security will

call or email to close a garage door left open; after 10 p.m.

Grant an Authorized Person: Permits temporary access for realtors, contractors etc.*

Lost & Found: Items are collected nightly. Contact the Windgate Gatehouse.

Packages: Deliveries of most packages may be accepted; check with the gatehouse for exceptions.

Parking Exemption Form: Grants

up to three days of street parking for guests.*

Pets: Patrol services provide

complimentary doggie waste bags and leashes.

Photo ID: Submit photo for identification purposes at the gatehouses.* Snake Removal: Security will assist and remain on-site and alert Scottsdale Fire Dept. for removal.

Selling your Home: Authorize

realtor for access; Security will confirm showings with the listing agent.

Vacation Notification Form: Security conducts perimeter checks while residents are away.* Verbal Validation Code: Submit

four-digit code in lieu of photo I.D.*

Vehicle Transponders: Submit form

at DCRanch.com; issued at Westgate Gatehouse.*

Uber/Car Service: Pick-up appointments, Security will confirm with resident. Drop-offs, Security will ask for the Verbal Validation Code or photo identification. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Emergencies: Dial 911 Patrol: 480.338.8478 Security Manager: Evan Drew 480.243.0804

*Online form available at DCRanch.com

DC Ranch will host its first annual Community Safety Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at The Homestead Community Center. The event is free and open to all residents and is sponsored in part by the community’s current safety partners, Allied Universal and Safeguard. Headlining the event will be a home safety presentation by Community Engagement Officer Jason Glenn of the Scottsdale Police Department. The forum will also feature a demonstration of the new DC Ranch Emergency Notification System.

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Monthly Planner The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch in August; some have admission and processing fees. For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of activities, please see DCRanch.com, or call 480.342.7178. AUGUST 2018

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DC Ranch Women’s Club: Golf Nine and Wine Friday, Aug. 17 and Friday, Aug. 24 Meet at Grayhawk Golf Club 3:30 p.m., tee off at 4 p.m. 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway $35 plus taxes per session (includes balls, cart and 9 holes) Join fellow DC Ranch women for an exciting new activity this summer. Come play 9 holes of golf then enjoy drinks and food at one of the best courses in Scottsdale. 10% off all food and drinks! All levels welcome. Ladies may play either date or both. Just pay Grayhawk each week you are attending. There will be prizes for the player closest to the pin and with the longest drive.

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY! IN THE COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY OF DC RANCH.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Sheryl Lowenhar at slowenar@gmail.com.

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MONDAY, AUG. 13 Ranch Association Board of Directors Meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

TUESDAY, AUG. 14

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Back to School Bash 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp pool

MONDAY, AUG. 20

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 28

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

RECURRING EVENTS

Duplicate Bridge Tuesdays | 1 to 4 p.m. | Desert Camp Please call Marc Braslow at 480.242.3317 to RVSP Social Bridge Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Women’s Club: Brunch and Bloody Marys

Thursday, Aug. 9 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hash Kitchen north Scottsdale RSVP on DCRanch.com Enjoy “Brunch and Bloody Marys” with the ladies of DC Ranch at Hash Kitchen. Drink options are endless with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar featuring 40 craft toppings. A variety of mimosas, specialty cocktails, fresh juice, coffees, and teas are also available. Purchase own breakfast and drinks.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3 Ranch Association Policy Committee Meeting 7:30 a.m. | The Ranch Offices

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

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DC Ranch Women’s Club: Brunch and Bloody Marys 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Hash Kitchen 14838 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

Comedy Night at The Homestead: Mark Cordes 7 to 9 p.m. | The Homestead (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

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Back to School Bash Saturday, Aug. 18 | 6 to 8 p.m. Desert Camp Community Center pool $5 per child | Children only (ages 5-15) Get ready to kick-off a new school year with a cool swim party at Desert Camp pool! Meet up with friends old and new as a live DJ spins today’s hottest tunes. Bring swimsuits and towels to splash around in the pool. Get in on the fun with a variety of games and prizes!

Shallow Water Exercise

All guests must know how to swim. Lifeguards will be on duty for the duration of the event. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

DC Ranch residents only.

Mon and Wed | 4 to 5 p.m. Desert Camp

Saturday, Aug. 11 | 7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m) The Homestead Community Center $20 | Must be 21 or older

Yoga Basics Flow Tues and Thurs 9 to 10 a.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Book Club (On hiatus until September)

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For more information, call 480.342.7178 or visit DCRanch.com.

Comedy Night at The Homestead with Mark Cordes

(On hiatus until September)

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Sorry parents, this dance party is just for the children!

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Some of the Valley’s funniest stand-up comedians are bringing their hilarious performances direct to The Homestead for this refreshingly cool and convenient summer comedy series. Affectionately called the Spouse Whisperer, Mark Cordes has been perforcorming for comedy clubs, cor porate events and charitable venues for more than 30 comyears. His smart, witty com edy offers a hilarious take on everything from relationships to pop culture. Residents may purchase up to four (4) tickets per show. For more information, call 480.342.7178.

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hildren had a fun-tastic time this summer at the Silverleaf Club’s Splash Adventure Camp!

The Mad Scientist showed children how to work with electricity and create a circuit. Jungle Jill returned with fantastic animals for a show and tell. Her exciting show always brings enthusiasm and excitement to campers. Children were mesmerized by her owl and learned a lot of fun facts.

fight. On the last day of camp, they had a blast going from the pool to the giant water slide. They said it was the best slide at Silverleaf thus far. Each day, children had yummy desserts including Dove bars, ice cream cookie sandwiches, chocolate brownies, Rice Krispie treats and, to finish the week, a delicious ice cream sundae bar. They dined on classic favorites such as mac n’ cheese, mini beef sliders, grilled cheese, hot dogs and chicken quesadillas.

High energy fun at Silverleaf’s Splash Adventure Camp

Campers had an entire afternoon filled with water balloon games and relay races and finished off their day with a water balloon

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Silverleaf Club can’t wait until next summer for another great camp!

BY NIA HUGHES | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

Taste of Summer Cooking Class

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Ranch residents enjoyed a Taste of Summer cooking class at The Homestead Community Center last month. Each course was made with fresh summer ingredients including berries, romaine lettuce and watermelon. Chef Cambria from the Classic Cooking Academy gave participants tips and taught them new techniques like how to pick produce and properly prepare a flank stank. At the end of the cooking class, residents sat down with wine to enjoy the fruits of their labor with neighbors, family and friends. “It was fun to do something different and get out to meet my neighbors. It really adds to our sense of community,” said Jessica Lindemulder, a resident of Camden Foothills.

The menu consisted of a curried watermelon salad, steak chimichurri with squash and roasted potatoes. To top it off there was a chocolate mousse soufflé served for dessert.

The class was a big success that left residents asking for more.

The Classic Cooking Academy offers a variety of cooking classes on different types of cuisines. For more information, visit ccacademy.edu.

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Newsworthy DC Ranch’s Framework for Public Advocacy was the primary topic at the July 16 Community Council Board of Directors meeting. Engagement Plans for Desert EDGE, Sky Harbor NextGen Scottsdale Airport, and the 19-Acre SUSD Land at Copper Ridge School were discussed. Upon approval, the plans will be posted on DCRanch.com, click on News and Events. For more information, contact Christine.Irish@dcranchinc.com

Brown Family Trust, owner of a three-acre property in DC Ranch, has applied to

the City of Scottsdale for approval of a new five-lot subdivision. The land is on the north side of Legacy Blvd. with The Villas at Desert Parks Village on its eastern border. Access into the property will be from Union Hills. The smallest of the five lots is more than double the size required under its R1–7 zoning. For more information contact Eric Gerster of SEG at 480.462.2783. This property is subject to DC Ranch Covenant Commission review and all CC&Rs will apply.

New court reservation software launches this month—effective, Wednesday, Aug. 1,

DC Ranch is replacing the existing Desert Camp tennis and pickleball court reservation software with a new system that provides greater convenience and improved functionality. Residents will be able to easily book, edit and delete tennis and pickleball court reservations from home or on mobile devices. Residents interested in booking and managing their own court reservations will need to create an account prior to utilizing the software. Please follow these simple steps to create an account:

• Log-in to your DCRanch.com account (not registered yet—see below) • From the menu bar click on “Around the Community”, then click on “Community Centers” • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Create Tennis/Pickleball Account”

• Complete the form (please use your DCRanch.com user name as your user name) and submit • Your request will be approved within 24 hours

To register for DCRanch.com: • Go to dcranch.com and click on “Residents” • Click on “Click here to register” on the lower right portion of the page • Complete the New User Registration and click on “Register” • Upon verification of DC Ranch residency, you will receive an email with a temporary password

For questions and assistance with booking courts, please contact the Desert Camp Community Center at 480.342.7178.

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The lifelong learner:

Adults go back to school Learning and education doesn’t stop after graduation. In fact, it’s only the beginning of a whole new world of interesting subjects to learn. With children heading back to school now is the perfect time to learn something new with classes, lessons and workshops near DC Ranch. Whether you’re interested in art, fitness or health and beauty, this list has something for everyone.

BY NIA HUGHES | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

Writing Workshop Series

ARTS “Focus on the Face: Facial Structure and Expression” art workshop

Grab a friend and head to this writing workshop for women beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. This 10-part workshop series for writers will help get you started with writing prompts, exercises, sharing and feedback. The class will also cover topics such as blogging and publishing. The series will be taught by Amy Silverman, a teacher and journalist based in Arizona. No experience required.

This one-day art workshop, on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on capturing the structure and expressive qualities of the face. There will be discussions of the structure of the face with examples of various artists’ portraits showing different approaches. The art instructor, Cynthia Peterson, will demonstrate drawing the structure of the face with oil, then applying color. Scottsdale Artists’ School 3720 N. Marshall Way 480.990.1422 Scottsdaleartschool.org

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HEALTH & BEAUTY “Herbs for Natural Beauty”

Discover natural oils and antioxidants of common herbs for simple beautifying applications on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn which herbs contain anti-aging solutions and how to grow them alongside other garden produce.

Join Liz Lonetti in this hands-on class to learn how to make your own beauty products and create refreshing pick-me-ups for desert-parched skin including skin tonics and oils, facial masks and more. All materials included. Limit 15.

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Makeup and skincare classes Beauty and Skincare retailer Sephora offers free makeup and beauty classes on an ongoing basis for customers. Register for classes on a wide range of topics from age-defying skincare, skin care solutions, brow shaping to false lashes. Instructors will teach participants how to recreate their routine or maintain the regimen at home. Hurry because classes fill up fast! Sephora Scottsdale Quarter 15169 N Scottsdale Rd., Suite #110 480.991.0915


Grapenuts Wine Club FOOD & WINE “Taste of Greece” gourmet cooking class EDUCATION University-quality, non-credit classes Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers university-quaity, non-credit classes for students 50+. Fall class schedules are available online beginning Monday, Aug. 6; registration begins Monday, Aug. 13. Osher Learning Institute Five campus locations throughout the Valley 602.543.6440 lifelonglearning.asu.edu

Learn how to make delicious Greek food like a professional chef at this cooking class on Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The class is designed to introduce participants to multicultural cuisine. The menu includes zucchini tomato bites, grilled peppers stuffed with goat cheese, orzo with spinach and taleggio, feta-stuffed chicken and lemon mascarpone mousse. Classic Cooking Academy 10411 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. 480.502.0177 ccacademy.edu

Join your neighbors and friends every month this fall for a wine tasting right here on The Ranch. Residents bring a bottle of wine pertaining to the monthly theme and an appetizer to share! A sommelier will be on hand to teach participants about the various notes and characteristics of the featured wines. Discussion usually centers on the wine region, the cost, and if it was enjoyable. With good food and wine, the setting is the perfect pairing for socializing with your neighbors and friends. Be sure to check DCRanch.com to find out the theme for each month. Desert Camp Community Center 9260 E Desert Camp Dr. 480.342.7178 dcranch.com

Copper Ridge Goes Back to School

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BY LINDSAY STOLLER-SLOVER | COPPER RIDGE SCHOOL

chool supplies, a new lunch box and a first day of school outfit—all are exciting parts of back to school for Copper Ridge students. Add to the mix excitement about meeting the teacher and getting to see friends again, and the end of summer turns into anticipation for the first day. Though summer might seem like a quiet time of year at Copper Ridge without the hubbub of students, teachers actually stay quite busy. So what goes on at a school over the

summer? Administration and office staff work throughout the summer to register middle school students for classes and to enroll new students. Teachers stop by to do a little work on their classrooms, and often attend professional development or training sessions. Of course, everyone takes time to relax and rejuvenate, but always looks forward to welcoming students and parents back in August. Parents and families often ask what they can do to ensure students are prepared for school to start, and here are some ideas:

BACK TO SCHOOL SCHEDULE Children take advantage of the summer to sleep in and relax; however, this can make the transition back to school a little rough the first few days. In the week or two before school, encourage your

student to follow a school schedule for waking up and daily activities. This will help ensure students are back in the swing of things the first day.

PREPARATION

Though students are usually excited about the start of school, they can be a bit nervous, too. Help your student think of the many great things about the upcoming year, such as books they will read or field trips they will take. For older students, try to brainstorm milestones, such as getting to change classes in sixth grade or being closer to high school for eighth grade. By doing this, students can better focus on the many positive things to come. The start of school will come before we know it and Copper Ridge is looking forward to a great 2018-2019 school year. The staff is eager to see parents and students at Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit susd.org.

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BY JEREMY STEVENS | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

he beginning of the school year can often be a stressful time for parents trying to juggle their children’s school schedules and extracurricular activities. That usually means tasks like grocery shopping and making dinner can fall by the wayside—there simply isn’t enough time.

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The Bites app was developed by DC Ranch resident Roza Ferdowsmakan, who is a busy mom herself. “The chef arrives with all the cooking gear and fresh ingredients. They do all the prep, cooking, and cleanup and can plate as many meals as the customer ordered,” said Ferdowsmakan. You can download Bites Foodie App onto your phone from the App Store or Google Play. Bites is a brand new app and it’s free.

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Additionally, several grocery stores near DC Ranch now offer delivery or curbside pickup, saving residents time and making grocery shopping easier than ever.

Safeway at Market Street at DC Ranch offers same-day grocery delivery services if residents order before 1 p.m. Simply place the order online on the Safeway website and groceries will be delivered to the home in windows of one, two, or four hours.

For even faster service, the DC Ranch Safeway now offers the Drive Up & Go service. This allows residents to pre-order their groceries online, and within an hour the groceries will be ready for pickup at the store. Park in the designated spot and an associate will bring the groceries right to the car. Fry’s at Thompson Peak and Hayden Road offers a similar grocery pickup program called ClickList. Place the order online and indicate when you want to pickup the groceries. When you arrive at the store, simply call the designated number and your groceries will be directly loaded into your car.

For rush orders, Fry’s, Safeway, and the Bashas’ at Thompson Peak Parkway and Bell Road have partnered with Instacart to offer same-day home delivery within two hours. To get started, visit the website of your preferred grocer for further instructions.

No matter what your need, there are several convenient options to make your grocery shopping and meal cooking easier.


Neighborhood block party brings community together Grimaldi’s has earned more awards than any pizzeria in the country!

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Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family-oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. he Desert Camp Village of DC Ranch is bringing back the traditional neighborhood block party to connect with neighbors and friends.

“These gatherings have been a great way to get to know our neighbors,” said Sheryl Lowenhar, resident of Desert Camp. “It’s also about safety and a sense of community. It’s so important to know the people you live around and see every day.” The idea, originally inspired by the Rosewood neighborhood in Desert Camp Village, was such a success that the Camelot neighborhood decided to follow in their footsteps.

The family-friendly weekly gatherings are on Wednesdays, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the pocket park near the front entrance of the Camelot neighborhood for all neighbors to enjoy. Marci Ann Walsh started the Rosewood block parties as a way to bring the entire community village together and the gatherings eventually grew to become something neighbors looked forward to after a long day. Lisa Olsen, a Rosewood resident since 2012, fondly recalls the gatherings as the perfect reason for everyone to come outside for drinks, conversation and laughs.

“These gatherings have been a great way to get to know our neighbors. It’s also about safety and a sense of community. It’s so important to know the people you live around and see every day.” —Sheryl Lowenhar “So many people come home and go right inside their homes and you never really see or meet them. I’ve made some solid, life-long connections with neighbors that I otherwise would’ve never talked to,” said Olsen. Jack Daugherty, Neighborhood Voting Member of the Camelot neighborhood, would like to see more people in his neighborhood get involved.

“Eventually, I’d love to have music and food out here. It’s exciting to get together and learn about your neighbors. Often, we have a lot more in common than we think. It helps to have a tight-knit community,” said Daugherty. To coordinate your own block party, contact your Neighborhood Voting Member for more information.

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DC Ranch Pioneers BY NIA HUGHES | DC RANCH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Julie Hancock and her husband Mark, are the Managing Directors of Camelot Homes, one of the oldest, familyowned homebuilders in the Valley.

Camelot Homes has been involved with DC Ranch from the very beginning and is still the largest single builder in DC Ranch building over 590 homes in the Haciendas, Montelena, The Verandahs at Silverleaf, The Villas and the Courtyards at Market Street.

“I can clearly remember sitting in on the early stakeholder and land planning meetings thinking DC Ranch would be something very special and different from anything we’d seen or been a part of,” said Julie Hancock. “At that point, it was nothing but land. There was a competitive process where we had to submit product designs—and they had to fit the vision for DC Ranch.” The porte cocheres, courtyards and covered patios to private entrances, that you see in various villages throughout DC Ranch are the designs of their architect who went above and beyond to create something unique for the new exclusive community coming to north Scottsdale. “DC Ranch was built on the value of human connectivity. There’s one way in and one way out, pocket parks, front yard living and communal mailboxes,” said Hancock. Although they could choose to live anywhere, the Hancocks’ are long-time residents of DC Ranch.

Meet: Julie Hancock They believe in the community and enjoy all of the amenities it has to offer including shopping and dining.

The couple’s daughter and grandchildren live just a few blocks away which further solidifies the Mark and Julie Hancock's Silverleaf home. sense of community Julie feels when she enters the gates to her Silverleaf home. According to her, all of their families’ major life events have happened in DC Ranch. In fact, her daughter and son-in-law were one of the first couples to be married at Silverleaf Club, where she and her husband are members.

“We attend the events, go to Halloween block parties, and hike the paths and trails with friends. I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I have a pride of ownership and I feel good when I see my neighbors. They’re still excited about their homes after all of these years,” she said. The home values at DC Ranch have increased over the years—something that’s desirable for all homeowners. Residents are choosing to remain in their homes, instead of selling, which Hancock believes speaks to the success and irreplaceability of DC Ranch.

“We’ve noticed that people are choosing to refresh their homes in DC Ranch instead of selling. That sparked us to create a new remodeling division specifically for homeowners who want to give their home a ‘refresh’,” said Hancock. LISSA LEE HICKMAN (480) 912-4115

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Camelot Homes has noticed a big focus on indoor/outdoor living in recent years. Homeowners are taking advantage of the mild winters with retractable doors and guest houses as well as updating kitchens to brighter, more contemporary finishes and newer technology. “We see ourselves being in DC Ranch for the long haul; we don’t plan on ever leaving,” smiled Hancock.


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Sept. 4: Inspired by Nature, presented by Jacques Giard

Sept. 25: Arizona Women of Fame, presented by Zona Lorig

Oct. 2: If Rocks Could Talk … The Geology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, presented by Mike Nolan

Oct. 6:* (Saturday at 1 p.m.): Rust, Dust, Crust: Discovering Desert Surfaces, presented by Dan Gruber Oct. 23: National Parks are 100 years old—The Grand Canyon, presented by Ed Oetting and Rob Spindler

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Nov. 17:* (Saturday at 10:30 a.m.): From Heads to Scales … Fauna of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, presented by Ralph Lipfert and Rick Pearce

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Around Scottsdale Scottsdale elections will wait until November There will not be an Aug. 28 primary election in Scottsdale. Only six candidates filed to run for three City Council seats by the May 30 deadline, making a Scottsdale primary election unnecessary. Scottsdale voters will elect three City Council members at the Tuesday, Nov. 6, General Election. The Scottsdale City Council also has called a Special Election Nov. 6 so voters can consider a temporary tax to fund transportation improvements. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “elections"

August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month

Arizona consistently ranks among the worst states for drowning. But drowning is preventable. Show your support and commitment to water safety by wearing a purple ribbon during August. Get one at any Scottsdale fire station or aquatic center. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “drowning”

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Hear the stories pottery fragments have to tell archaeologists when these pieces of the past are rediscovered and studied. The temporary exhibit at the Pueblo Yard games for art Grande Museum explores how There’s nothing like some healthy researchers use “sherds” to uncover competition among friends in these a variety of details, such as how classic yard games with a SMoCA the pottery was made, used, and twist. Adults are invited to the muwhere it was produced. seum on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. to particiPueblogrande.com Infinity Room Refik Anadol: Infinity Room In this immersive installation at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Turkish-born Refik Anadol takes guests through a mirrored room that uses light, sound and technology to create a three-dimensional kinetic and architectonic space.

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Larry Fitzgerald’s steak dinner fundraiser

On Aug. 27, the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund will celebrate 10 years of making a difference in the lives of those in need with the Fitz’s Supper Club: 1st and 10 fundraiser at Dominick’s Steakhouse. Attendees can enjoy an array of Larry’s post game favorites prepared by Chef Marc Lupino, game changing cocktails, spending time with old and new friends, all while bidding on dazzling items in the highly-anticipated silent and live auctions. Larryfitzgerald.com/helping people

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Distinctive Listings in DC Ranch and Silverleaf

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5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 9,300 Sq. Ft. – $6,495,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

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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

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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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