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205 HOMES SOLD THRU NOVEMBER 2020! $71,355,092(GROSS SALES)
SOLD! GORGEOUS IN SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS!
1925 SF, 4 bdrms, 2 bths, 3 car garage, built in BBQ, FIRPIT! Backing to wash and Superstition Mountain fabulous VIEWS! Private lot and FURNISHED! Loaded with beautiful furniture and lots of upgrades!
GOLDEN SPRINGS! KINGS RANCH CONDOS!
ADORABLE FURNISHED HOME IN 55+ COMMUNITY OF APACHE VILLAS!
WOW! 1055 SF, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, community pool! Great investment!
$420,000 Call Lori
PENDING! BEAUTIFUL HERMOSA HILLS!
Newer built in 2016! 1962 sf, 3bdrms 2.5 bths, Custom home on 12,000 sf lot in quiet cul-de-sac! Superstition Mountain views! 18” tile T/O Granite counters, loaded with custom upgrades including cabinets lighting and paint. Solar blinds too! Too much to list!
Call Dawn! $409,000
$165,000 Call Carol
14374 SF, 2 BDRMS, 2 BTHS, 1 car port. New AC in 2019, extra large kitchen, newer appliances, Granite counters and breakfast bar! Mature producnig citrus trees, shed and RV gate! Fenced yard!
PERALTA TRAILS BEAUTY!
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Quiet cul-de-sac! 2105 SF, 3 bedrms, 2 baths, office/den 2 car gar.! Open floor plan, sparkling POOL & mountain views! New appliances, one owner home beautifully maintained!
Call Sam $419,900
$245,000 Call Zach and Shelly!
BEAUTIFUL IN ENTRADA DEL ORO!
WOW! 2244 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 bths Amazing kitchen with granite counters, staggered cabinets! Great room open floor plan, large master suite, 3 car tandem garage! MOUNTAIN VIEWS!
$349,900 Call Erma!
PENDING! SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS BEAUTY! 2626 SF, 4 bedrms, 3 bths, den, office! Heated pebble-tec pool & spa, gazebo and water feature. Complete outdoor kitchen! Soaring ceilings, open staircase, rolled Corian counters, 1st floor bedroom, double loft big 3 car garage!
FABULOUS PERALTA TRAILS! WOW!
1272 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 bths, 2 car garage! Move in ready for you! lots of upgrades , cul de sac location with fabulous Superstition Mountain Views!
$276,500 Call Sam!
Call Lisa $450,000
GORGEOUS IN ENTRADA DEL ORO!
3243 SF, 4 bdrms, 3 bths, den/office! 3 car garage! GRAND HOME! 1st floor bedroom, 3 car has epoxy floor, loft, staggered cherry cabinetry with crown molding in kitchen, granite counters and stainless appliances! fabulous back yard with awesome views!
Call Erma $469,000
PENDING! GORGEOUS TOSCANO VILLAS!
A slice of Tuscany right here in Gold Canyon! 2283 sf townhome, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, cul-de-sac offering Mountain Views! Fireplace, spiral staircase, Granite counters Stainless appliances , 2 car gar, community is gated, offers pool, spa, exercise area and clubhouse!
Call Zach or Shelly! $320,000
INCREDIBLE CUSTOM LUXURY IN PREMIER GATED COMMUNITY!
PRISTINE CUSTOM HOME IN GOLDEN SPRINGS!
Call Dawn $649,900
Call Zach and Shelly! $432,000
Gold Canyon Estates, best kept secret in Gold Canyon! 2783 sf, 4 bdrms, 3.5 bths, Granite counters , Ceramic plant and travertine floors and baseboards. Solit Alder doors, designer paiknt and more! Incredible back yard, with all the resort touches! Rooftop deck and so much more! JUST BEAUTIFUL!
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NO HOA! 2303 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 bths, 2 car garage with SPARKLING POOL! Split floor plan too! New roof, stone fireplace, recessed lighting, huge family room with bar area and so much more! RV gate ENTERTAINERS DREAM HOME! YOU MUST SEE IT!
Lori Blank & Associates
WE CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN MARKET SHARE IN GOLD CANYON! BUYERS NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! SELLERS, NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL!
SOLD! GORGEOUS CUSTOM SINGLE LEVEL HOME ON A NEAR ACRE IN MESA! 4924 SF, 5 BDRMS, 5.5 BTHS, 3 car gar! POOL SPA AND MUCH MORE! NO HOA! GATED COMMUNITY! Polished Travertine floors, wall of windows shows off the gorgeous resort back yard! VIEWS OF SCARFACE MOUNTAIN! Outdoor kitchen, Jacuzzi and putting green! JUST TOO MUCH TO LIST IT ALL!
$1,100,000 call Zach and Shelly!
MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE, HEATED POOL, SPA, SUPERSTITION VIEWS!
WOW! 2668 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, fireplace inside and outside! Amazingt lot over 13,000 sf! beautifully landscaped! Outdoor kitchen & Bar! Professionally decorated and most furniture is included! Come see the huge 3 car garage extended in length and width! Slab granite counters, Travertine floors, Stainless appliances and so much more!
Call Lori $615,000
EXQUISITE SEMI CUSTOM IN SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS! POOL & VIEWS!
SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS! GORGEOUS HOME AND POOL!
WOW! Rare opportunity to own this fabulous property! Bright open floor plan, 2850 sf, 3 bdrms, 2.5 bths, office/den and it is loaded with custom features! Ralph Loren suede painting throughout!, 21 â€œ diagonal set tile floors, newer solid wood staggered cabinetry, Veined slap Granite counters, new fixtures and much more!
$539,000 Call Lisa
SPECTACULAR CUSTOM BEAUTY IN GOLD CANYON ESTATES! 3272 sf, 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths 2.5 car gar. ! Views. high-end custom 2626 SF, 4 bdrms, 3 baths , office, and bonus room! Gas fireplace, furniture and furnishings! high ceilings, granite counters and bar, Corian counters, pebble tec pool and water slide! , built in SPA and built stainless appliances, Travertine floors, and loaded with custom in outdoor kitchen! Soaring ceilings open staircase large open kitchen with center island. one bedroom on 1st floor! 3 car garage RV Gate and touches, fireplace and more! Back yard has easy care grass, built in BBQ, firepit and built in seating! Too much to list it all! pavers! SPECTACULAR PROPERTY! Community Pool & spa too!
$450,000 call Lisa
$634,900 Call Lori
SOME LOTS AND LAND FROM .27 AC TO 3.49 ACRES CALL TO SEE OR GET MORE INFO! & WE HAVE MORE! VISTA DEL CORAZON
4630 AVENIDA CORAZON DE ORO .42 AC .................................................................$89,000 - SOLD 4539 AVENIDA CORAZON DE ORO .69 AC ....$125,000 4335 S EL CAMINO DEL BIEN 1.16 AC ............$149,900 4760 AVENIDA CORAZON DE ORO .65 AC ...$159,000
0 S MORNINGSIDE LANE 1.35 AC ......$99,000 - SOLD EAGLE PASS 7000 SF..........................$48,000 - SOLD 0 E VISTA DEL SOL 1.25 AC! ..............$65,000 - SOLD 1.25 ACRES ON PRICKLY POINT........$85,000 - SOLD 2.45 AC 0E OPEN SKY ......................................$159,000 YAQUI LANE .51 AC ...........................................$189,000
MESA DEL ORO
6968 TUM TUM CT. APPX 1 AC ..........$99,000 - SOLD 6399 E LAZY LANE 1.15 AC................$189,000 - SOLD
GOLD CANYON EAST
9722 TREASURE PLACE .70 AC........$129,000 - SOLD 9771 DEADSURE PLACE .70 AC ......................$129,000
5820 S ESTRELLA RD #76 ................... $28,000 - SOLD .16 AC 10444 LA PALMA ......................$30,000 - SOLD
KINGS RANCH ESTATES
10631 E MAVERICK TRAIL 1.5 AC....$123,000 - SOLD 10571 MAVERICK TRAIL 1.92 AC .....$149,900 - SOLD
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INSIDETHISISSUE COLUMNS A.D.O.B.E News.............................. 6 Tip & Hints on Landscaping.......... 13 Financial Focus............................. 15 Healing Naturally.......................... 16 Dianne Colson.............................. 19 Real Estate For You....................... 21 In The Kitchen............................... 22
Virtual Winter Lecture Series at AJPL....... 11 Natural Health Market Starts....... 11 Hints: Lost Dutchman Virtual Races..... 11 Top Agent Magazine Features Jody Sayler.....14 Butterfly Garden New Facelift............ 14 Gold Canyon Strong News & Events... 17 Live It Well; Be like a Tree................... 18 Gold Canyon Community Connection.......18 Saigon Noms....................................... 19 Staff Picks of the Month..................... 24
Rotary Club 60th Anniversay & Golf Tournamnet DEPARTMENTS ....................................................... 8 Local Events & Classes..........................5 Hopeful New Year........................... 8 Out & About Photography..................25 Local Inductee to AZ Veterans Hall of Fame... 9 Business Directory..............................28 Bald Eagle next to Silly Mountain by L. Ross
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Januray 9, Gold Canyon Strong's Walk for Wellness and Win | 10 am Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. Wear your comfy walking shoes, get your free backpack and fill it with prizes for every 1/4 mile you walk on S Kings Ranch Road. more information on page 17 January 10, Natural Health Sunday Market | 9am - 1pm An outdoor, bi-weekly Natural Health Market. Vendors will be selling everything from soap, to eggs, to honey, to produce! Natural Health Sunday Market is 6607 S. Kingâ€™s Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ. See page 11 for more info.
January 23, GOLD CANYON GOLF RESORT | 20th Annversary Rotary Charity Golf Tournament. 10:30 AM Shotgun. Benefitting : Boys and Girls Club, Superstition Community Food Bank, Project Help, Empowerment Systems Turkey Drive, and Apache Junction Student Scholarships. See Page 8 For More Info.
Abe W. Dye Financial Advisor Matt Ruppert Financial Advisor Matthew Fliss Financial Advisor 6021 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Ste 4 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
6724 S. Kings Ranch Road Ste 103 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
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January 13, GOLD CANYON GOLF RESORT | 11:45AM 1:10PM. The Gold Canyon Golf Resort has been the home of the Rotary Club of Apache Junction/Gold Canyon for many years and has been a supporting partner as we celebrate our 60th Anniverysary. See page 8 for more Info.
6724 S. Kings Ranch Road Ste 103 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Febuary 1 - 14th, What I love about Gold Canyon Contest Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. Submit either your story, poem or video that describes what you love about Gold Canyon. More information on page 17
Events Continue at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Check the complete event pages on their website at http://www.btarboretum.org/events or contact the Visitor's Center at 520-689-2723. You may also Email: info@ btarboretum.org. Exciting Activities year round at the Superstition Mountain Museum, Call 480 983-4888 or visit www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org for schedule of classes and events. Visit Lost Dutchman State Park, Check the website www.azstateparks.com/lost-dutchman/ for a schedule of events and activities. Call 480-982-4485 January 2021 | 5
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MAIL APPLICATION TO: ADOBE 6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. STE 6, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
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A.D.O.B.E. NEWS GLENNWALP A.D.O.B.E PRESIDENT
GREETINGS TO ALL ADOBE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS The ADOBE Board has voted to cancel all spring 2021, Membership Meetings. It was a difficult decision but the finding was made in the best interest of all members and friends. Hopefully the vaccines will do their part in bringing this dreaded virus to an end and we will be ready to go with Membership Meetings in October, 2021. In the meantime be safe. In spite of the Membership Meeting cancellations, ADOBE Committees will continue to meet. One of the most important Committee Meetings is the Roads Committee, with emphasis upon the Gold Canyon Bypass. ADOBE refuses to give-up on this effort and ADOBE will continue their fervent pursuit of this much needed endeavor. Meetings are being setup for early January, 2021, with relevant Pinal County officials to address this matter. Added to the Roads Committee are Gold Canyon residents Ron Vibbert and Pat Butler- welcome aboard Ron and Pat. The Gold Canyon Community Church will finalize their purchase of the former Gold Canyon Elementary School effective year-end 2020. Thus the ADOBE Board will be contacting Pinal County officials about taking over Dinosaur Park as a County Park consistent with ADOBE’s Agreement with the County. All members should have received information through the mail about the 2020-2021 ADOBE Membership Drive. The ADOBE Board and its membership greatly appreciate your support as ADOBE continues to be the “Voice of Gold Canyon” on issues that affect every one of us. If you have any matter that you feel needs to be addressed please call any one of the Board Members, or email us at adobegoldcanyon.com. Your comments, thoughts and perspectives are always welcome. As we begin 2021, the ADOBE Board wishes each of you a most happy, prosperous, and healthy new year. Let’s leave 2020 in the dust and move forward with a renewed passion for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Glenn A. Walp ADOBE – “The Voice of Gold Canyon since 1988”
Glenn Walp President
Genevieve Bricker Maggie Trimble President Emeritus
Bob Harris Treasurer
Rick Hardina Vice President
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#1 Agent Team in Gold Canyon 2015-2020 As we launch into 2021, the Robin Rotella Team would like to thank our clients, business partners, family and friends for their incredible support during the MOST. UNPREDICTABLE. YEAR. EVER.
S E RC A 4. 1 G N ID N EP Canyon Estates (our buyer & seller)
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Superstition Foothills (our buyer & seller)
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Superstition Foothills (our seller)
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Fairway Views (our buyer)
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Peralta Trails (our seller)
Mountainbrook Village (our seller)
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AJ Townhome (our seller)
Foothills @ Gold Canyon Ranch (our seller)
Custom Home on 1.4 Acres $550,000 2157 sf, 3br, 2ba, 3cGar + Den, Pool, Furnished, View Deck, Fully Fenced Oasis & Stunning Mountain Views!
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Superstition Foothills (our seller)
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02 D /51 LO / S 21 Superstition Foothills (our seller)
Mountainbrook Village (our seller)
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$339,900 Mountainbrook Village 1673 sf, 2br, 2ba + Den! Golf Course with Mountain Views! Fully furnished Saguaro floorplan! Won't Last - Call Today!
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Mountainbrook Village (our seller)
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02 D /81 LO / S 21 Mountainbrook Village
Entrada Del Oro (our seller)
$259,900 Peralta Trails 1136 sf, 2br, 2ba + Den! View Lot in Gated Community. Open & bright w/ Large Kitchen, Wood & Tile Flooring +More!
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BUYING or SELLING? Interest rates & Inventory are are low! We are a strong team in the area & can help!
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S E RC A $149,500 Quail Canyon - 1.345 Acres WOW! Rare IMPROVED, private, cul-de-sac custom home lot w/ Elevated Golf & Double Mountain Views!!
Superstition Foothills (our seller)
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Did you know...as of 12/13/20, these are the GC Stats! Under $400,000
Between $400,001 - $500,000
#of Active, Single Family Homes...8 (last month...7) # (Avg) Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...3 (last month...7) # of November, Single Family Sales...29 (last month...31)
#of Active, Single Family Listings...7 (last month...4) # (Avg) Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...7 (last month...16) # of November, Single Family Sales....10 (last month...6)
Source: Cromford Report/ARMLS
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ROTARY CLUB OF GOLD CANYON/APACHE JUNCTION
Come Celebrate With Us WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021
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The Gold Canyon Golf Resort has been the home of the Rotary Club of Apache Junction/Gold Canyon for many years and has been a supporting partner as we celebrate our 60th Anniverysary and our 20th Anniversary of our Annual Golf Tournament to be held Saturday January 23, 2021 $15 PER PERSON - PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION SEATING IS LIMITED - ALL CDC GUIDELINES FOLLOWED FOR MORE INFO CONTACT HARVEY CLARK 203-841-7666 - Harvey.ClarkSuperRotary@gmail.com
A Happy, Healthful and Hopeful New Year By Marcia Nelson What is that I see On the horizen up ahead? Is it another plague that we dutifully have to dread? Yes, who could have guessed as the crystal ball dropped, just twelve months ago, the whole world would be stopped… Stopped from worship Stopped from meeting Stopped from shopping and stadium seating! This whole 2020 year has been fought like a war. We have given up so much. Now please, no more!
Format: 4 Person Scramble - Only 124 places available, $160pp Price Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Practice Balls, Prizes, OnCourse Lunch, and a Donation to the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club Covid-19 Changes: Lunch at Halfway House on Course; No Luncheon after event. Silent Auction, Raffle, and Prizes awarded after 18th Hole. Corporate Sponsorships: Tee Sponsor—$150 | Corporate Sponsor—$750 Drink Sponsor—$1,000 | Major Corporate Sponsor—$1,000 Primary Event Title Sponsor—$2,500 To participate in this event, please contact: Michael Owens - email@example.com - Office Phone (480) 671-5566 http://superstitionmountainrotaryscramble.golfgenius.com/register
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No more masking virtual tasking or even hugs without first asking. We have to be connected so we can go back to giving an encouraging smile that shows we’re part of the living. Yes, I think it’s coming and it’s almost here, the end of this ordeal. It will be a brand New Year!
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2020 Inductee to the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Nancy Fassbender of Gold Canyon is one of 23 fellow veterans who have been chosen for the 2020 Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. The Unified Arizona Veterans organization annually selects outstanding state veterans who have made significant personal contributions to their community, state or nation. These clearly exceptional veterans are then submitted for the Governor’s approval for induction into the Hall of Fame. Since 2010, Nancy has been a board member of the Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation. She is the research/ historian and planned several fundraising events for the foundation. During her research of the Pinal County fallen soldiers, she found that there were individual stories to tell. She wrote a book called “My Fallen Hero”. This book not only has stories of the fallen heroes, but also interesting facts and stories. All the proceeds of her book go to the Memorial. She has been involved with her community and veteran organizations thru out the valley. She has planned many events to thank Veterans for their service. One major event has been with the 50th Vietnam War Commemoration out of Washington DC. We are trying to reach as many Vietnam Veterans who we can to thank them personally and give them the designated bronze pin that has been issued by the Dept of Defense. Nancy also is an active member of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. Since this Corvid has hit our community, we have not been able to plan events as we normally have done. All my Veterans events have been shut down. It is so disappointing to me as I want to be out among my heroes and thank every one of them.
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WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING
If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the Valley, give Christan a call. She will do everything she can by sharing her knowledge of properties for sale, the communities they are in, provide great service and expertise. We believe you’ll find it impossible not to have FUN while working with her and may have a feeling of letdown at closing as you will miss seeing her.
We first met Christan at an open house and instantly felt a bond with her and chose her as our realtor. From start to finish she was the best! Very professional, caring, and her eye for detail was above and beyond. She has a great personality too. We highly recommend her!
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Proudly helped over 125 families buy and sell homes in 2020. Celebrating 62 years in the Gold Canyon and surrounding areas. Local experts with national real estate exposure. ® Weichert, Realtors - Lake Realty 6268 S. Kings Ranch Road, Suite 12 • Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
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Virtual Winter Lecture Series at Apache Junction Public Library The educational and entertaining Winter Lecture Series returns to Apache Junction Public Library. A community favorite, the lectures explore topics of local and national interest. Programs include the impact of boarding schools on the language, culture, lifestyle, and traditions of American Indian people; the beautiful significance of everyday Southwest symbols; a spirited discussion of the mescal agave plant – tequila is just one of its uses; and, to commemorate Rep. John Lewis’ birthday, a discussion on our right to peaceful assembly. New this year, the lectures are online exclusively and registration is required. The six-session series begins on Tuesday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. A complete schedule and instructions to register for the programs can be found at ajpl.org, or contact the library at 480-474-8555.
Exciting Announcement! Starting on January 10, 2021 the Live it Well Place in Gold Canyon will be having an outdoor, bi-weekly Natural Health Market. Hours for the Market will be from 9am1pm. Vendors will be selling everything from soap, to eggs, to honey, to produce! All vendors will be focused on natural ways to stay healthy and happy nutrition & lifestyle for mind, body and spirit. The address for the Natural Health Sunday Market is 6607 S. King’s Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ *If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Nicole at email@example.com*
All lectures are free and made possible by the Arizona Humanities, the Friends of the Library of Apache Junction, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Hints: How to Run or Walk the Lost Dutchman Virtual Races by Rick Hardina Those planning to run or walk one of the Lost Dutchman Virtual race distances in February may be wondering how they might best prepare for this entirely new concept in race participation. These suggestions will help pave the way for a very successful and truly memorable event. Your first decision will be to select an appropriate Lost Dutchman race distance. The options include 8k (4.8 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), or full marathon (26.2 miles). You may register for a race through February 16 at: www. lostdutchmanmarathon.org. You may run or walk your event anywhere between February 6 & 16, but be sure to register by January 23rd in order to receive your runner kit (race t-shirt, finisher medal and bib number) by February 6th. Your
chosen race must be completed within a 24 hour time period. When participating in a virtual race YOU are the Race Director! You choose the course (taking in to account all safety issues including traffic and pavement/road conditions). You may even choose to run indoors on a tread mill. But somehow you will have to compute the distance that you will be running or walking (some phone apps and GPS watches can help with this). You may want to consider an out and back course, or even a loop course around a running track. But be sure that you are aware of the possibility that on certain dates or at certain times your proposed course might be crowded with other people. Due to Covid 19 concerns be sure to avoid crowded conditions anywhere along your chosen course.
One further important consideration must be hydration and any required energy gels or nutrition. You may need to stash these somewhere along your route. Or friends may be willing to provide help. Always remember that accidents can happen. Be sure friends or relatives know your race time and chosen route, and be sure to carry a phone so that they can be contacted immediately should you ever require aid. With a little pre-race planning your 2021 Lost Dutchman Marathon virtual race will be safe and memorable! Stay safe, stay well and enjoy your virtual race! January 2021 | 11
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Tips & Hints ON LANDSCAPING TOMMCDONALD OWNER - SMILING DOG LANDSCAPES
AKA TRICHOCERUS HYBRID (SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO)
Well, another year behind us and I wanted to start this one off with a bit of beauty and optimism and what better to bring a smile to our collective faces than unexpected, huge (4-6”) brightly colored flowers in the middle of winter? Argentine giant has been extensively hybridized since the 1950’s for the following reasons: • It produces one of the best flowers displays of any cultivated cacti, blooming in waves when the day time temps reach 70 oF. The ones pictured here were blooming December 2018. • Originally mostly white flowers which bloom at night, hybrids today have many colors, and they are really Giants! • They are easy to grow here, their origins in the South American highlands help them tolerate our cold and drought conditions. With all of this going for them, it is surprising that they are not used more in Sonoran Desert landscapes. Perhaps their underuse is related to the great controversy over which Latin name to call them. There are at least 7 distinct nomenclatures assigned to the trichocerus and they are currently in the Echinopsis genus, much to
the chagrin of virtually every cactus collector website that I ran into. You can find these plants at almost any nursery under a variety of common names including, hedgehog (not related to our local native hedgehogs), torch, sea urchin or flying saucer cactus. Very confusing! The species pictured here is Trichocerus gandiflorus hybrid. Some quick growing tips: • Like most desert plants they need to dry out between watering but unlike many other cacti, they need regular, deep water. Two to three weeks of no water can stunt their blooming. • Fertilize lightly once a month using a low nitrogen, high phosphorus product. • Can be grown in pots or ground, position in late afternoon shade during June to August. • Every critter out here will eat the blooms. • They are tolerant of hard frosts. With just a few bucks, a bit of luck and by following the above you, too, can have an exciting horticulture show in your very own yard!
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Jody Sayler, Broker for Just Selling AZ in Gold Canyon, AZ was Featured in the October Edition of Top Agent Magazine Gold Canyon, AZ: Jody Sayler of Just Selling AZ was featured in the October Edition of Top Agent Magazine on October 19, 2020. Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the foremost real estate agents, mortgage professionals, and affiliates in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Top Agent Magazine features the top producing and most accomplished professionals in the real estate industry, offering an in-depth look at their careers and providing a blueprint for their success. To be considered for a feature in Top Agent Magazine all professionals must go through a
nomination and interview process. ALL Candidates are then evaluated based upon production, professionalism, as well as industry and community involvement. It is considered a privilege to be nominated as it speaks to a certain success level all real estate agents strive for. Top Agent has set itself apart as a trusted source of real estate information and inspiration. Jody Sayler is a stellar example of the kind of prominent leaders of real estate we are proud to feature in Top Agent Magazine.
Information on nominations receiving this recognition can be found online at http://www. topagentmagazine.com/nominate-a-real-estateagent-to-be-featured/ “I am so humbled that I was chosen to be a featured agent for the prestigious Top Agent Magazine as a top agent representing Gold Canyon, AZ.” For more information about Jody Sayler, please call 480-209-6226, email Jody@JustSellingAz.com, or visit www.justsellingaz.com.
THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN HAD A FACELIFT The Butterfly Garden on South Alameda by the Dinosaur Park had a 2 day clean up in December. The Friends of the Butterfly Garden, Gold Canyon Garden Club and Smiling Dog Landscapes pruned overgrown shrubs and trees and removed Summer killed plants creating a great sunny habitat for all flowering plants. The path into and through the Butterfly Garden is open and airy now allowing the sun to shine on all our plants and a walk through is unobstructed by prickly branches. We are getting ready to plant butterfly, pollinator and bird friendly flowering plants in January. We look forward to using it for gardening demonstrations in the New Year when we have all been vaccinated against COVID 19. Let us know through the GOLD Canyon Garden Club Facebook page if you would like to join us in this project as a Friend of the Butterfly Garden or a member of Gold Canyon Garden Club. We are affiliated with National Garden Clubs, Inc, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. We have access to programs created on-line during the pandemic. January 6, 2021 Floral Design Mechanics (Basic) will be presented. The following Wednesday, January 13th will be Basic 14 | Superstition Living
Botany and January 20th will be a program on Geraniums. The Greenleaf Newsletter put out by the Arizona Federation of Garden Club offers us information on gardening in the region and interesting topics on line. At our December meeting one of our Master Gardeners gave us highlights on some of the trees, shrubs and flowering plants in our Butterfly Garden. • The Desert Milkweed is loved by butterflies and native bees. It is one of the plants that nourish Monarch butterflies, specifically. • Chuparosa’s tubular flower supports butterflies and hummingbirds. • The beautiful Mountain Laurel has a grape scented flower, but is poisonous to dogs. • The Jojoba produces oil that was first used by O’odham Native Americans to treat sores and wounds. In 1943 the military used the oil as an additive to motor oil, transmission and differential gear oil. It is often used for skin care in today’s cosmetic industry. • The Creosote bush is a hardy desert plant that can reproduce by seed or
clone and live to be 100 years old. The ‘King Clone” creosote is a plant that reproduced through cloning, is 11,000 to 14,000 years old, 67 feet across and is found in Victorville, CA on BLM property. When it rains in the desert the pungent scent is usually from the creosote bushes in your neighborhood. • Valentine emus originated in Australia and love our desert. They bloom in the winter and are loved by hummingbirds. • Arizona yellow bells are native and their tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. • The Ironwood tree is a heavy tree that was used for making statues by Native Americans. It grows slowly and can live to be 200 years old. It has a beautiful purple flower in the Spring. • The Palo Verde tree has beautiful green bark but is a real stinker if you burn the wood. Please don’t. We have lots of information and practical knowledge about growing plants in Arizona. Contact us on our Facebook page, Gold Canyon Garden Club and we will contact you. Happy New Year!!
Financial Focus MATTRUPPERT Many of us probably felt that 2020 lasted a very long time. But now that 2021 is upon us, we can make a fresh start – and one way to do that is to make some New Year’s resolutions. Of course, you can make these resolutions for all parts of your life – physical, emotional, intellectual – but have you ever considered some financial resolutions? Here are a few such resolutions to consider: • Don’t overreact to events. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in midFebruary, the financial markets took a big hit. Many people, convinced that we were in for a prolonged slump, decided to take a “time out” and headed to the investment sidelines. But it didn’t take long for the markets to rally, rewarding those patient investors who stayed the course. Nothing is a certainty in the investment world, but the events of 2020 followed a familiar historical pattern: major crisis followed by market drop followed by strong recovery. The lesson for investors? Don’t overreact to today’s news – because tomorrow may look quite different. • Be prepared. At the beginning of 2020, nobody was anticipating a worldwide pandemic and its terrible consequences, both to individuals’ health and to their
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economic well-being. None of us can foretell the future, either, but we can be prepared, and one way to do so is by building an emergency fund. Ideally, such a fund should be kept in liquid, low-risk vehicles and contain at least six months’ worth of living expenses. • Focus on moves you can control. In response to pandemic-related economic pressures, some employers cut their matching contributions to 401(k) plans in 2020. Will some future event cause another such reduction? No one knows – and even if it happens, there’s probably nothing you can do about it. Instead of worrying about things you can’t control, focus on those you can. When it comes to your 401(k) or similar employersponsored retirement plan, put in as much as you can afford this year, and if your salary goes up, increase your contribution. • Recognize your ability to build savings. During the pandemic, the personal savings rate shot up, hitting a record of 33% in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economy Analysis. It fell over the next several months, but still remained about twice as high as the rate of the past few years. Of course, much of this surge in Americans’ proclivity to save
money was due to our lack of options for spending it, as the coronavirus caused either complete or partial shutdowns in physical retail establishments, as well as dining and entertainment venues. But if you did manage to boost your own personal savings when your spending was constrained, is it possible to remain a good saver when restrictions are lifted? Probably. And the greater your savings, the greater your financial freedoms – including the freedom to invest and freedom from excessive debt. When we reach a post-pandemic world, see if you can continue saving more than you did in previous years – and use your savings wisely. These aren’t the only financial resolutions you can make – but following them may help you develop habits that could benefit you in 2021 and beyond. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC
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A foundational principle of naturopathic medicine is to find and treat the root causes of an illness; to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. I am, of course, grateful for the many medications we have at our disposal to help suppress patients’ symptoms when necessary. On the other hand, in my medical career as a registered nurse and naturopathic doctor I’ve also seen the down side of simply treating (or band-aiding) symptoms— particularly when dealing with chronic health problems. Medications that suppress symptoms often need to be increased over time to maintain their effectiveness. This may also lead to added medications that are necessary to counteract side effects from the original drugs. The results may be more and more medications with less and less effectiveness in helping the patient stay healthy.
GETTING TO THE ROOT CAUSE OF YOUR SYMPTOMS Identifying and treating the root cause of the problem can often mean a simpler, longer lasting, and more effective outcome for the patient. A recent patient of mine, “Jim,” came to me with a skin rash that had troubled him for years. A dermatologist had ruled out common allergies that might be the cause and he had been to several doctors who had ordered topical creams and other medications to treat the rash. Jim got some relief from the treatments, but the rash persisted and he was looking for a different approach to the problem. I explained that there are numerous underlying conditions that can cause dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) and that we could run some tests to see if we could identify a root cause. After discussing Jim’s medical history, we settled on three possibilities to investigate. One was cortisol induced dermatitis, in which large amounts of the stress hormone are being released that can cause skin inflammation. Another was Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a condition in which elevated antibodies cause inflammation throughout the body. We also talked about food sensitivity testing to see if Jim might be having a delayed reaction to some of the foods he was eating. After doing some simple lab tests we determined that by avoiding certain foods and by taking some supplements to help reduce Jim’s cortisol output, we could probably reduce the inflammation in his body that was causing the dermatitis. After about two months of following these protocols, he reported an 80% reduction in the symptoms that had been troubling him for years. As a side benefit, Jim was also sleeping better because of the reduced cortisol levels in his system. This is just one example of how addressing the root cause of symptoms can help. I’ve also seen patients who have been on antidepressants for years be able to wean off of their medications by correcting hormone imbalances like estrogen dominance or hypothyroidism. If you’re struggling with a chronic problem, encourage your healthcare provider to dig a little deeper to try to get to the roots. Sometimes a relatively simple and more natural fix can be the answer!
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GOLD CANYON STRONG UPCOMING EVENTS SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2021 AT 10 AM MST Gold Canyon STRONG’S Walk for Wellness and Win Hosted at: Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. Wear your comfy walking shoes, get your free backpack and fill it with prizes for every 1/4 mile you walk on S Kings Ranch Road. Monday Febuary 1, 2021 AT 8 AM MST – Sunday, Febuary 14, 2021 AT 12 PM MST What I Love About Gold Canyon Contest Hosted at: Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. Submit either your story, poem or video that describes what you love about Gold Canyon. There will be 6 winners chosen on Valentine’s Day. Great prizes! Learn more by visiting https://goldcanyonstrong. wixsite.com/community
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A new year is an opportunity to create new beginnings. How we move through our coming year depends on our inner strength, which allows us to continue despite difficulties and obstacles. Inner strength can be developed like a deeply rooted tree - resilient and strong enough to endure difficult storms and swirling winds. With roots firmly planted, flexibility is more easily attained, enabling the tree to bend and shift as needed and is far less likely to break. When we work to be firmly planted like the roots of a tree, we learn three significant lessons. First, grounding into ourselves and rooting down into our thoughts and emotions helps us know who we are. When we listen to our own inner patterns with compassion and curiosity, we gain inner knowledge and can more easily root. Second, we can more readily feel the connection of others. Through these roots, we find support from those around us who uplift us. Lastly, when we are firmly implanted, we can be more flexible. Given the stressors in life and all the storms that come, we must be able to sway like branches when the winds of change blow around us. So how do we plant firmly like the roots of a tree? We can find one answer in a simple exercise of Qigong, (Che Kung), an ancient practice developed over 1,000 years ago in China. This exercise builds resilience, balance and endurance, like a “Tree Blowing in the Wind.” Standing in upright posture, hands placed one over the other on the lower abdomen, breathing long, slow breaths, begin to sway the body side to side, then forward and back, while holding imagery in the mind, of a tree planted firmly in the rich soil. See your feet and toes as the roots growing deep into the earth. The trunk (body) swaying in the wind, becomes strong like a tree, not breaking or blowing over, but flexible, strong and resilient, able to withstand life’s storms. When we root down into ourselves with loving kindness (as the trees teach us), we gain more flexibility, self-knowledge, awareness and connection to each other. If you ever say to yourself “I can’t take it anymore,“ replace it with “I can handle it” and be the living embodiment of the tree in the wind. The Live it Well Place in Gold Canyon offers Qigong and other Mindful Movement classes through their Integrative Health Program or attend ‘In the Open’ outdoor Mindful Movement classes in partnership with the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. All Details: www. liveitwellaz.com Namaste, The light within us honors the light within you. 18 | Superstition Living
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connections that are made. 21 years ago, a group of volunteers created the Gold Canyon Community Connection with the vision that community connections, involvement and support are essential to the continued success of our community. A large part of that vision was to publish a printed local business directory. The first booklet had 6 pages and less than 25 businesses, the 2020 directory was 64 pages and listed over 200 businesses. This year, the Business Directory will be published as an interactive and comprehensive directory on the website only. The directory is categorized, and all Websites and emails are linked for convenience. We encourage you to bookmark the Gold Canyon Community Connection website. The business directory is easy to use and a great way to support and shop local. Businesses - please check out your listing. If there are any changes or corrections, or to list your new business, please email info@ goldcanyonconnection.com. We will not be sending out the forms for the businesses this year to update, so please take the time to check your listing. The Gold Canyon Community Connection is also dedicated to providing information on local events and happenings. The Facebook page is dedicated to publishing events and happenings that are important to the community. You can also sign up to receive these events and happenings via email. Please click the link on the website or email us to add your name. All this and more can be found at www.goldcanyonconnection.com and www.facebook.com/goldcanyonconnection
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WITH HOME PRICES ON THE RISE, IS IT STILL AFFORDABLE TO BUY A HOME? Gold Canyon’s Housing inventory is at an all time low. Nationwide, Realtor.com reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. Yet, buyer demand remains strong. Whenever there is a shortage in supply of homes with solid buyer demand, prices rise and homes sell quickly. That is exactly what is happening now and the reason why home values are surging. If you ever thought about moving, whether to relocate, move into a larger home, or scale down, now would be the time to list your home for sale. This is most definitely a Seller’s Market. The typical question from someone thinking about selling their home is: if I sell my home, can I afford another home? The key for prospective buyers is the realization that the price of the home is not as important as the “monthly cost.”
VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD NOW OPEN IN APACHE JUNCTION A tired building on Apache Trail came to life in early December, besides a new sign and a coat of paint, this place has a promise of a new experience. Vietnamese street food, which happens to be a rarity in Phoenix, especially in Apache Junction, so I had to do some research and find out what this was all about. Walking into Siagon Noms, they have a bright, friendly vibe, and smells that make you want to try everything on the menu. Patrons waiting in line for their order were able to sample the tea blends and coffee drinks before ordering. Banh Mi Sandwhiches are, by far, my favoite on their menu, there are a varietly of styles, but the fixings are all similar; cilantro, jalopenos, pickled daikon radish and carrots, cucumbers, onions, homemade aioli, pate, and soy sauce on a toasted Baguette. The Classic Nom, Grilled Chicken and the Grilled Pork were well seasoned with a mild hint of heat. A different type of sandwhich in Apache Junction, delightfully full of flavor, and well worth the experience. Dont be afraid to step outside of the normal menus out here, Saigon Noms is located next Chase Bank, across from Patriots Transmission on the Trail. They are open from 11am to 7pm Monday - Saturday, Take-Out only.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) produces a “Housing Affordability Index” which takes into account the two factors, price and mortgage rate, to determine an overall affordability score for housing. Going back to 1990, homes are more affordable today than just about anytime in the last 30 years, other than the years following the housing crises. Why are houses so affordable with prices so high? The answer is the low mortgage rates, which have fallen dramatically. The average interest rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage remains at or below 3%. With low interest rates, not only can you afford more house because your monthly payments are less, but over the entire term of the loan, you are paying substantially less in total interest. Therefore even though you may pay a higher price for the home, the lower interest paid during the term of the loan will most often offset that higher price. So don’t hesitate. Jump into this hot market! The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. The Author does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein.
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There are a lot of people who are working from home for the first time. There are a lot of advantages that come with working from home, such as the opportunity to develop stronger relationships with family members, the chance to save money on gas, and more autonomy over the work schedule. In addition, this could also mean a new home. With many people spending more time at home than they did in the past, they might be thinking about investing in new floorplans, renovating cabinets, and adding a dedicated home office. This could also provide the opportunity to move. Why People Are Thinking About Upgrading Their Homes For those who continue to commute to work, they might not spend that much time in their homes. As a result, they may not be that invested in the overall layout of the home. As long as the home meets their needs when they are present, this is enough. On the other hand, when people work from home, their needs change. For example, many people have their kids home from school right now. Their kids might distract them when they are trying to work. By renovating the home and creating a dedicated space for a home office, this could allow someone to be more productive. Renovating the home is about meeting people’s needs as they change. The Prospect Of Moving Entirely On the other hand, some people might be thinking about moving to a new home entirely. The vast majority of people end up purchasing a new home because they have recently obtained a new job and need to live close to work. When someone works from home, they can live just about anywhere they choose. While many people still choose to live relatively close to their current location, working from home
provides people with more flexibility than they had in the past. Therefore, many families are taking advantage of it. Working From Home Will Become More Common In the future, working from home is going to become more common. As technology continues to improve, people are going to have the opportunity to work from home for the foreseeable future. This represents a lifestyle shift that many people are going to embrace. Need more information? call: 480-221-7922
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IN THE KITCHEN WITH MARSHA MARSHADORRIS
Cranberry Orange Cookies
Marlene’s Olive Balls
These olive balls make great appetizers and are good hot or at room temperature. • 2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I use Tillamook cheese) • ½ c butter –softened • ¼ tsp hot pepper sauce (or to taste) • ½ tsp salt • 1 tsp paprika • 1 c flour • 36 stuffed green olives Allow cheese to sit out until it is at room temperature. In a large bowl, mix together the cheese, butter and paprika. Gradually mix in flour, first using a pastry blender, then using your hands. Mix until the dough pulls together. It should form a solid ball with a smooth appearance, but have a crumbly texture when pulled apart. If dough appears too dry, add more shredded cheese. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pinch off a small piece of dough, and cover an olive with it. Roll gently between your palms to smooth and seal the olive inside the ball. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and repeat with remaining dough and olives. Place the tray of covered olives into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm up. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot or at room temperature. This recipe comes from a friend that brought these to an office Christmas party! Contact Marsha at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
These cookies are so soft and delicious! They will definitely be a regular from now on! • • • • • • •
¾ c butter, softened 1 c sugar 1 egg 2 c flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ½ c dried cranberries, finely chopped (I used ½ c fresh cranberries) • 1 Tbsp orange zest • ½ c sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, mix butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in cranberries and 1 Tbsp orange zest. Chill dough while you make the orange sugar. Combine ½ cup sugar and 1 Tbsp orange zest. Use your fingers to rub the two together until everything is combined and mixture is fragrant. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the orange sugar. Place on baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake 10 – 13 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks. Recipe from Fake Ginger - Contact Marsha at marsha.dorris.realtor@gmail with any questions or comments.
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Honey Oatmeal Muffins • • • • • • • • • • •
⅔ c milk ⅓ c vegetable oil 1 egg, beaten ¼ c honey ½ c Quaker Oats, Old Fashion 1 c all-purpose flour ½ c raisins ⅓ c firmly packed brown sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder ¾ tsp salt ½ c chopped nuts - optional
Combine the oats, flour raisins, brown sugar, baking powder, salt (and nuts, if using) in a medium sized bowl. Add the milk, vegetable oil, beaten egg and honey, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill 12 greased or paperlined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown. This is an old recipe in my recipe book, but I did not write down where I had gotten it. Contact Marsha at Marsha.Dorris.Realtor@gmail.com with any questions or comments.
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Betty: A Novel by Tiffany McDaniel, recommended by Diana Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty Carpenter is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of poverty and violence, both from outside the family and within. Betty survives heartwrenching cruelties and incredibly fragmented relationships with the people close to her. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father’s brilliant stories spark the fire of her own imagination. Betty learns to escape when she begins to write. She relives the horrors of her family’s past and present, first writing them down on paper, then burying them deep in the dirt. Abandoned Arizona: Mining and Memories by Susan Tatterson, recommended by Megan Susan Tatterson, a Gold Canyon resident, explores abandoned mines and farms across Arizona in this glossy collection of photographs. In some cases, the history of a given location
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is well-known; in others, it remains a mystery, allowing you to wonder how a place that was once bustling with life can be lost to memory. The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coban, recommended by Dennis This story has several plot lines. The main one is about a high school girl that goes missing and a man, who had a very interesting, some say unbelievable, childhood, who tries to find her. While investigating the girl’s disappearance, he is forced to return to the place where he grew up. His investigation gets him involved in several other, seemingly connected, events. There are several plot twists that keep you interested. The book resolves all the plot lines in a tidy package at the end. The Dirty South by John Connolly, recommended by Vicki An origin story, book 18 of the Charlie Parker series finds Parker in luckless Burdon County, Arkansas, chasing leads to the killer of his wife and daughter. Though that clue is a dead-end, Parker is drawn into investigating the brutal
murders of local young Black women left violated and displayed throughout the county. Connolly remains on top of his game. Snappy dialogue, compelling characters and short chapters contribute to the fast-paced tempo, and keep you turning pages long into the night. The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans, recommended by Kelley A very heartfelt story involving misplaced anger, forgiveness & the many layers of love. A great read for any time of the year! Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr, recommended by Tracie Carr turns away from her “Virgin River Series” to two sisters different in ages, expectations and careers. One sister is a sophisticated lawyer with her own family and the other is caretaker to their mother in their hometown in the house they were raised. Death, divorce, and deceit open the sisters up to each other and lives with new possibilities and futures intertwined. Good read
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Tony Ranch by Shelly Tannehill
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Towering Saguaro by Edd Lopez
Lower Dacite mine overlooking the valley by Collins Family January 2021 | 25
Fish Creek Hill overlooking the Apache Trail by Brian Ericson
Canyon Lake last summer by Lindsay Yeakel
Bobcats on the Golf Course by Virgina Love
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A Bird in the Hand by Lynda Halloran
Salt River Photo by David Leach
Found the Gold by Sarah Wardlaw
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Dove enjoying the morning sun by Jerry Jordan January 2021 | 27
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- Interior - Drywall Repairs - Exterior - Stucco Repairs - Repainting Kitchen Cabinets
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PET SITTING Gold Canyon Pet Services..... 414-791-2763
Gold Canyon Realty LLC Michael Cowan........... (480) 689-3812 Just Selling AZ Jody Sayler.................. (480) 209-6226 Keller Williams Integrity First Realty Robin Rotella.............. (480) 255-7445 Leto Realty Christan Leto............... 480-518-1028
Lori Blank & Associates
PEST CONTROL Bug Off Pest Control..... 480-370-5075
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P LU M B I N G & ROOTER, LLC
We are Master Drain Cleaners!
Retired NY City Licensed Plumber
Paid by the Job not by the Hour!
480-390-3905 Not a licensed plumber
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Lori Blank.................... (480) 983-8383 Sam Roberts............... (480) 729-9080
Thomas Popa & Asscoiates Dianne Colson............ (480) 823-1640
BC WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
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ORIGINALLY FROM SOUTH DAKOTA AND HERE TO HELP ALL MY MIDWEST NEIGHBORS WITH THEIR ARIZONA REAL ESTATE NEEDS.
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480.983.3606 - 6499 S. KINGS RANCH RD SUITE 1 THE FACTS ARE IN THE NUMBERS! JODY IS THE #1 REALTOR IN GOLD CANYON & #16 OUT OF 13,000+ REALTORS IN PHX!
MESA DEL ORO ESTATES
Complete Interior Remodel with Basement. New Tile & Carpeted flooring everywhere! New Custom Cabinets, New Custom Lighting, New SS Appliances, New Neutral Interior/Exterior Paint, New Finished Pool!
38’ Deep RV garage & extended depth Garage or Shop W/Half Bath & Upper Storage. 3 Car Extended Depth Attached Garage with Storage Room
2-Tone Neutral paint, Custom Fans, Upgraded tile & Solid Wood flooring, Stackable Laundry in Master Bedroom Closet, Barn Door at Master Closet Custom Vanities & Lighting
Jaw dropping FULLY FURNISHED Bayberry floor plan W/No wall between Kitchen/Living Room. Custom Cabinets, Oversized Granite Kitchen Island, SS Appliances, Updated Lighting & Breakfast Nook
Twin Home on 13th Green of Sidewinder Golf Course. Covered Rear Patio with Custom Travertine Tile & Superstition Mountain Views.
MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE - PINNACLE’S
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F Nearly 1 Acre lot with New Pebble Sheen Surfaced Pool, Extended Covered Patio, BuiltIn BBQ, Huge Back Side Yard, New Artificial Turf by Pool/BBQ, New Landscape Gravel, New River Rock.
DO YOU WANT TO CONTROL YOUR OWN HOME SEARCH IN GOLD CANYON? GO TO WWW.HOMESFORSALEINEASTVALLEY.COM OR WWW.JUSTSELLINGAZ.COM
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ealtoR YeaRs GC JILLR : JILL #1 in Sales &20 Listings 2 Years Running! McFadden 480-244-6172 JILL McFadden 480-244-6172
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STUNNING GREAT ROOM MTN VIEWS, 3 BD, 3 BA, + OFFICE + MEDIA RM, POOL, SPA, 3 CAR GARAGE Offered at $759,500
4 CAR DETACHED GARAGE, 3673 S.F. SINGE LEVEL HOME W/ATTACHED 3 CAR GARAGE, RV G! POOL, SPA, SUPERSTITION MTN VIEWS! KIN Offered at $699,900 PAR GOLD CANYON MESA DEL ORO! EAST! CUSTOM COURTYARD STUNNING PANORAMIC 40 Acres In Gold Canyon At The Base Of The Superstition Mountains With Paved Access. Northern Border Is State Trust Land TERRITORIAL W/SALT VIEWS & Southern Border Is The Guard Gated Mountain Property CouldMTN Be One POOLSuperstition ON ACREAGE! 3 Golf & Country Club. This Exceptional SUPERSTITION Spectacular 40 Acre Ranch, 35 Individual Custom Homesites, 1.25 AcresOASIS FROM Of PRIV ATE CAR GARAGE PLUS 5 Homesites Of 5 Acres Each With 12 Homesites Each, Or Any Combination Between. Preliminary Plat, FOR Alta Survey & Estimated Site Improvement Cost Sheet Are BACKY ARD W/Available. POOL& SPA! 3 & SPACE RV InG ! ACCESS Spectacular Superstition Mountain, CityCASITA! Light & Golf Course Views From This Exclusive & SecludedBEDROOMS, Gold Canyon Gem.OFFICE, N RV OR I K EXTENDED 2.5 CAR GARAGE! at 480-244-6172 PARPlease call JILL Offered at $549,900 for pricing on all 40 acres or part. Offered at $449,900
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MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE MAJESTIC SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS FROM RARE 40 ACRE PARCEL
OLD OLD! 3,460 SF SINGLE LVLS 4BD, SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS!
3.5BA, 3 CAR EXTENDED GARAGE, PRIVATE RESORT POOL, SPA, SUPERSTITION MTN. VIEWS! Offered at $549,900
GOLD CANYON EAST!
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HIGHLY UPGRADED 3 BEDROOM HOME WITH POOL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, BACKING GOLF COURSE! Offered at $258,000
MESA DEL ORO CUSTOM BACKS TONTO NATIONAL FOREST SUPERSTITION PERALTA TRAILS! FOOTHILLS
SINGLE LEVEL 3,308 SF CUSTOM HOME BACKING TONTO NATIONAL FOREST ON 2.5 ACRES. SINGLE LEVEL 4 BEDROOM, 4 BATH HOME W/ 3 CAR GREAT ROOM SHOWCASES SPECTACULAR SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN VIEWS, 3 BEDROOMS GARAGE & POOL ON 3.3 ACRES. 2013 POOL, BATHS, LOWEST PRICED PLUS HOME POOL ROOM, 3 BATHS FEATURING CUSTOM TILE SHOWERS, 10 FT CEILINGS, 8 FT KITCHEN & FLOORING. MAGNIFICENT MASTER SUITE DOORS. 3 GOURMET KITCHEN W/ KNOTTY PINE CABINETRY. SPACIOUS MASTER OFFERS W/POOL IN PERALTA! GORGEOUS GOLF COURSE & W/ LUXURIOUS BATH & FIREPLACE. PAVER DRIVEWAY SITTING AREA, CUSTOM WALK-IN SHOWER, LARGE DUAL VANITY & TONS OF STORAGE. BEDROOM, 2 BATH, SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN & VIEWS. NO HOA FEES BACKYARD SPORTS SPARKLING DIVING POOL W/ STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS. DETACHED EXT GARAGE & HUGE WORKSHOP. 2020 & 2012 A/C. LARGE WALK IN SHED, UNOBSTRUCTED Offered at $895,000BEAUTIFUL UPGRADED, VIEWS! POOL & SPA! 2004 SUPERSTITION MTN VIEWS & ROOM TO ROAM!
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BACKYARD! Offered at $208,000 TOSCANO VILLAS 2020 A/C UNITS, 2019 INDUCTION COOKTOP, OVEN, MICRO, DW, 2016 FRIG, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, 2017 PAINT & CARPET, DUAL MASTER SUITES—3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH—SOARING CEILINGS & FABULOUS LOCATION, MILLION DOLLAR SUPERSTITION SPECT ACULAR SUPERSTITION & DINOSAUR MOUNTAIN VIEWS— ALL IN THIS TOSCANOVIEWS LOCK & MOUNTAIN LEAVE VILLA!
ACROSSOFFERED FAIRWAY IN AT $369,900 THE PINNACLES! Offered at $244,900
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Offered at $840,000 UPGRADED TOLL BRO. 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 3 CAR GARAGE! MOUNTAINBROOK $489,900 Offered at VILLAGE
ENTRADA DEL ORO!
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! THIS SINGLE LEVEL DUAL MASTER SUITE JASMINE BACKS TO GORGEOUS DESERT HILLS PROVIDING PREMIUM PRIVACY FOR EXCLUSIVE RESORT EXPERIENCE . LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPE SO YOU CAN ENJOY GOLF, TENNIS, PICKLEBALL, SWIMMING & CLUBS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION 24/7!
$65,000 POOL & SPA! EXTENDED 3 CAR GARAGE! 2009 SINGLE LEVEL, 4 BEDROOM, 3 Offered at $ $419,900 BATH + DEN! Offered at $339,000
SOLD ........... 10422 E THORNBUSH ............ $779,900 SOLD ............7506 E WILDCAT DR. ............ $560,000 SOLD .............2587 S. EDGEMORE .............. $850,000 SOLD ....... 9808 E. SAGUARO SUMMIT ........ $747,000 SOLD .......... 8228 S SWEET ACACIA ............... $375,000
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Direct: 480-244-6172 Address: 2512 S. Tonto View Gold Canyon AZ 85118 Email: JILL@GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com Address: 2512 S. Tonto View Gold Canyon AZ 85118 Web: GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com Email: JILL@GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com 32 | Superstition Living
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