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ON THE COVER In Bloom by Jennifer Jarvis

SuperstitionLiving Celebrating the joy of living in the foothills of the majestic Superstition Mountains.

JULY 2021 ] VOL 5 - n 7 Published monthly by Mansur Design Company LLC.

JULY 2021

INSIDETHISISSUE COLUMNS A.D.O.B.E News.............................. 6 Tip & Hints on Landscaping............ 9 Financial Focus............................. 11

Our Flag is still there.............................12 Calling all Bird Lovers............................13 Too Blessed to be Stressed...................14 Crystal Clear Choices............................16

Healing Naturally.......................... 12

Gold Canyon Community.....................16

Real Estate For You....................... 15

Wreaths Across America......................20

In The Kitchen............................... 18

DEPARTMENTS

FEATURES

Local Events .........................................5

Protecting your home from Wildfires......................................... 7

Out & About Photography..................21 Business Directory..............................23

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Local Market Stats as of 6/14/21... Gold Canyon - Under $500,000 # of Active, Single Family Homes...19 (25 last month) # Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...12 (4 last month) # of May Single Family Sales...34 (40 prior month) Ave Sales Price/SF...$213.55 ($211.46 last month)

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Gold Canyon - Over $500,000 # of Active, Single Family Homes...30 (28 last month) # Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...18 (50 last month) # of May Single Family Sales...25 (24 prior month) Ave Sales Price/SF...$252.07 ($253.40 last month) Source: ARMLS/Cromford Report

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Sunday, July 4th - Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Apache Junction Parks & Rec as - celebrate Independence Day. Join us at the AJ High School Football field for live music, activities and fireworks! The gates will open at 6pm, fireworks will start (weather permitting) at 8:30 pm. This event is free. We will also live stream fireworks on our Facebook page.

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Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m., Apache Junction Library's Reading Like a Critic | Book critics do more than just praise and pan - they look for themes and ideas that make a book worth thinking about. The tools critics use can help expand your tastes, win your book club and simply know yourself better. This session will talk about the art and craft of criticism and explore what makes for an effective review, whether you’re writing for The New York Times or your Goodreads page. This virtual program is hosted by our Summer 2021 Writer in Residence, Mark Athitakis. Sign up at ajpl.org to receive a Zoom link for the program. Monday, July 19th at 3 p.m., Apache Junction Library Interlibrary Kitchen | Apache Junction Public Library mixes it up during its virtual cooking program “Interlibrary Kitchen” on Monday, July 19th at 3 p.m. This entertaining hour is broadcast live from Facebook and Instagram and is a cooperative program with Coolidge Public Library! Check out the library’s social media for past episodes, recipes, and a grocery list for our upcoming event. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Apache Junction Library's Writing Consultations | Our Writer in Residence, Mark Athitakis, remains available for individual virtual consultations on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Make an appointment by calling (480) 4748555, or check the calendar at https://pcld.libnet.info/events For more information, visit ajpl.org or call 480-474-8855. 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

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JOIN A.D.O.B.E. ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BETTER ENVIRONMENT

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Email: adobegoldcanyon@gmail.com MAIL APPLICATION TO: ADOBE 6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. STE 6, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

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Membership Includes: Membership Directory, Monthly Meetings with Guest Speaker, Christmas Party, Annual Picnic, Voting Privileges

A.D.O.B.E. NEWS GLENNWALP A.D.O.B.E PRESIDENT

GREETINGS TO ALL ADOBE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others”….Greek Statesman Pericles The founding (June, 1989) ADOBE Board of Directors, Rosemary Shearer (President), Arlene Seydel (Vice President), George E. Johnston (Vice President), Christiana Juck (Secretary/Treasurer), and member at large Steve Baldwin decided they needed an association to represent the citizens (nearly 300 at that time) of Gold Canyon. This representation was primarily formed to “keep local residents informed of future planning for the area”, with the goal of developing a better environment. This ADOBE standard of purpose has not changed and will not change. ADOBE (which means you) is in the forefront of the development plans for our area and will continue to be so into the 21st century. Within the ensuring years as Gold Canyon developed - under the banner of the ADOBE purpose - new ADOBE Board Members faced fresh challenges. At one point (according to ADOBE Vice President Rick Hardina) someone noticed that Gold Canyon was only identified to passing motorists by a small AZ DOT sign that simply said Gold Canyon, and only if the motorist was traveling east to west on Route 60. The ADOBE Board (early 21st century) stated, “Let’s build a monument so people know who we are and what we are”. After many years of talking about a monument, around 2006 construction was in sight, but there was no land on which to place the moument. Then entered ADOBEs strong supporter County Supervisor Sandie Smith who fought for the land on which the Gold Canyon Monument now stands. Genevieve

Glenn Walp President

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Maggie Trimble Secretary

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Bricker, President of ADOBE was committed to getting the job done. And that she and others did within the course of a few more years. Robet Loecker did the ironwork and Dr. Duane Bricker did the designing. The monument was completed and dedicated in February, 2008. All monies to construct and maintain (to this day) the monument came from and continue to come from ADOBE funds received through membership fees and community donations. Today the Gold Canyon Monument stands firm, strong and majestic - a constant reminder that buried deep into Gold Canyon earth is a history of strength, hard work, faith, and commitment. This character is skillfully exemplified by the monument with the working cowboy and his faithful horse catching a break, with the cowboy embracing a strong cup of uplifting cowhand coffee that was just brewed over a blazing mesquite fire. Indeed Pericles – the past of this rich land we now call Gold Canyon, its history and its people - as illustrated by the monument - is woven into the lives of everyone who resides, visits and enjoys this awesome land. Enjoy your July, 2021; saddle up and traverse Gold Canyon paths, take a break and perchance drink a cup of coffee, while at the same time relaxing within the tight embrace of the spectacular Superstition Mountains. Thank you for the monument ADOBE, ADOBE members and friends, and all other contributing agencies and individuals. The monument is a solid reminder from whence this area emerged, and maybe, just maybe, where we need to return, even if but in our memories. Glenn A. Walp ADOBE- “The Voice and Heart of Gold Canyon since 1989”

Bob Harris Treasurer

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Bunny Butler

Rick Hardina

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PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRES

Open Burn Restrictions Annual Open Burning restrictions Began on May 1, 2021.

Fire in Superior. Photo by Dave Leach

The Wildfire Season is again upon us! The hot summer temperatures will continue to dry out desert vegetation and create a fire danger in our local area. The Superstition Fire & Medical District wants to remind residents of this annual danger, and encourage everyone to assure their home is protected. Homes and structures that are most at risk are those adjacent to open desert areas, and vegetation tracks that run between homes and neighborhoods.

Photo by Dave Leach

It is very important for homeowners to assure an adequate clearing around their home which will create a lair of protection against wildfires. Creating a defensible space can prevent a wildfire from extending into a home, and also give firefighters a better change of saving a home. Residents should adhere to the following practices to protect their home from a wildfire. • Remove all weeds and dead ground cover that is within 30 feet of the home. • Trim shrubs and trees that are that are closer than 15 feet from the home. • Cut tree limbs that are less than 5 feet in height and clear all ground vegetation from under trees to prevent fire spread. • Store away furniture cushions, mats, potted plants and other decorations from decks, porches and patios. • Remove anything stored underneath decks or porches that could burn. • Move any flammable material at least 30 feet away from the home. • Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves and debris that could catch fire from embers. It is known that the majority of Wildfires are human caused, and the Fire District encourages everyone to be particularly safe throughout the summer season. Do not burn weeds or utilize any type of open flame in the outdoors. If you are utilizing an outdoor grill for cooking, exercise the utmost safety and be certain that the grill is positioned in an area free of weeds or other vegetation.

NO open burning will be allowed with the exception of outdoor cooking fires utilizing charcoal or propane grills with tight fitting lids. We anticipate that these restrictions will remain in place until at least October 1st, 2021. The ‘No Burn’ season may be extended if sufficient rain has not fallen to mitigate the extreme fire conditions. Arizona Revised Statue 49501.A (revised in the fall of 2007) reads as follows. "From May 1 through September 30 each year, it is unlawful for any person to ignite, cause to be ignited, permit to be ignited or suffer, allow or maintain any open outdoor fire in area ‘A’ as defined in section 49-541." Area ‘A’ includes anything west of Florence Junction and north of Arizona Farms Road, and continues on over into Maricopa County including all of the Superstition Fire & Medical District jurisdiction. This is NOT a Pinal County or SFMD mandate, but rather an Arizona State Legislative mandate.

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Tips & Hints ON LANDSCAPING TOMMCDONALD OWNER - SMILING DOG LANDSCAPES

THE BOBCAT [LYNX RUFUS]

spring and courtship is a noisy affair of hissing and screaming. Females gestate for sixty to seventy days, producing one to four kittens which she raises on her own. Adult bobcats have few enemies other than man and the occasional coyote or cougar. Kittens, on the other hand, are in danger from owls, eagles, and other male bobcats as well. Many bobcats living in urban populations have died to secondary poisoning by eating rats and mice sick from rodenticides. The beautiful bobcat is common and widely distributed in the Sonoran Desert. Their colors range from orange to grey, with faint black spots and a white underbelly. The long legs, pointy tufts on each ear, black stripes on the muzzle, stubby 5” tail and small size make it easily differentiated from its larger cousin, the mountain lion. Solitary creatures, bobcats are very territorial, marking their turf with scat and urine. The size of their territories vary substantially depending on sex and food availability; males will have larger home ranges than females who may have smaller territories within the male’s territory. Bobcats may travel many miles on a regular route within their range during their nightly hunt for prey.

Bobcats are hunted for sport and their pelts. Currently Arizona hunters report taking around 2,000 a year. Prior to 1980, when pelt prices peaked, over 9,500 were taken in one year [mostly by trapping in leg hold traps, now illegal]. While urbanization has fragmented the bobcat ranges and hunting has decimated populations, the animal’s versatility has served it well. Populations of bobcat are now strictly regulated in most states and are listed as a species of ‘least concern’ since they are so widespread and abundant.

The bobcat is a stalker, relying on stealth and a quick burst of speed to bring down smaller animals like rabbits, birds and the occasional back yard pet. Make no mistake, despite its small size, bobcats have been known to take down deer when smaller game is scarce. Wild bobcats live an average of seven years, with few exceeding ten years. Mating season is from winter to early

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and qualifications to teach and is looking for students. Together they create a curriculum on modern intimacy and dating with a goal to increase attendance, get Naomi experience and test the steps for their own personal experiment. Are Ethan and Naomi attracted to each other or is it just the syllabus?

Staff Picks Of The Month

FROM APACHE JUNCTION PUBLIC LIBRARY

Desert Oracle: Volume One, Strange True Tales from the American Southwest by Ken Layne, recommended by Vicki

terrible car accident, with no memory and no sign of Helen, she’s tempted to step out Helen’s shadow and into Helen's life.

A compact collection of oddities, Desert Oracle reads like the progeny of The Thing — an attraction in Southern Arizona preceded by a caravan of billboards lining I10 — and The Twilight Zone. The first chapter “Try not to die,” explores the many ways to perish in the Mojave Desert; following entries visit the varied inhabitants that call the desert home — be it human, animal, mineral or extraterrestrial.

Who is Maud Dixon is an entertaining psychological thriller about how far one might go to claim the life you always wanted.

Entertaining vignettes that don’t attempt to solve, but explore the unexplainable. Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandrea Andrews, recommended by Diana Florence Darrow believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. Working as a low level publishing employee, Florence stumbles into a job as an assistant to the brilliant novelist known as Maud Dixon. Maud's true identity is a secret until Florence finds out Maud is really Helen Wilcox. Helen can be difficult and demanding but she is full of wisdom — not only on how to write, but also on how to live. Florence quickly falls under Helen’s spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco where Helen's next novel takes place. Florence’s life begins to feel interesting enough to inspire her own novel. But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a 10 | Superstition Living

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, recommended by Dennis A lot of fun for fans of Science Fiction novels. A middle school science teacher awakens with no recollection of who he is or where he is. As time passes, his memory returns in pieces. It seems he is on a suicide mission to literally save the earth. He has to figure out how to stop "Astrophages" (a great term created by our protagonist) from consuming the sun's energy. The book is humorous, full of fun science, pulls at your heart strings and even has aliens. A fun and exciting read. Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer, recommended by Trish Perfect summer read. Eleanor lives alone in her Nantucket home, but what would have been a boring summer is now full of surprises. Some are the least expected. The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan, recommended by Tracie What do you get when a rabbi meets a sex worker? Modern Intimacy workshops! Ethan is a second career rabbi trying to increase attendance at his synagogue. Naomi has the credentials

The Mafia Bomber: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell, recommended by Louise Gladwell has a gift for taking a complex subject and describing it in a way that is both nuanced and easy to understand. His latest book, The Bomber Mafia, describes the think tank that developed the theory of precision bombing during the early years of World War II. That idea was in direct conflict with the British model of carpet bombing, the model that the generals in the field wished to use. Layered in with this history is the story of how napalm was developed and first used, in Japan; the development and efficacy of the Norden bombsight; and an exploration of the characters and personalities of Generals Haywood Hansell and Curtis LeMay. This is an entertaining must-read for anyone interested in the history of World War II. Actually, it’s an entertaining read for anyone at all. The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with a Typewriter by Brian Sonia-Wallace, recommended by Karen Engaging memoir by Sonia-Wallace, who travelled America with his typewriter, asking others "What do you need a poem about?" Creating poems on the spot, he was able to connect with others in an oft forgotten way. From street parties, to Amtrak, to the Mall of America and many other places across the U.S., he shares his experiences and reminds us of the importance of storytelling — including our need to have our own stories heard.


Financial Focus MATTRUPPERT Independence Day is almost here. And as we make progress in moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us will be able to enjoy Fourth of July activities. However you observe the holiday, it’s important to recognize all the liberties we enjoy in this country. But you may still need to work at one particular type of freedom – and that’s financial freedom. How can you achieve it? There’s no one instant solution. But you can work toward financial independence by addressing these areas: • Retirement savings – Approximately 45% of Americans think the ideal retirement involves “enjoying my well-earned freedom," according to the March 2021 Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New Retirement study. But when you’re retired, the risk to this freedom is obvious – the paychecks have stopped but the bills haven’t. Furthermore, you could spend two or three decades in retirement. That’s why it’s so important to contribute as much as you can afford to your tax-advantaged retirement accounts, such as your IRA and your 401(k) or another employer-sponsored plan. At a minimum, put in enough to earn your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. Whenever your salary goes up, try to increase the annual amount you put in your 401(k) or similar plan. And if appropriate, make sure you have a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments within your 401(k) and IRA. Most people don’t “max out” on their IRA and 401(k) each year, but, if you can consistently afford to do so, and you still have money you could invest, you may want to explore other retirement savings vehicles. • Illness or injury – If you were to become seriously ill or sustain a significant injury and you couldn’t work for an extended period, the loss of income could jeopardize your ability to achieve financial independence. Your employer

DECLARE YOUR FINANCIAL FREEDOM may offer disability insurance as an employee benefit, but this coverage is typically quite limited, both in duration and in the amount of income being replaced. Consequently, you may want to consider purchasing private disability insurance. Keep in mind that this coverage, also, will have an end date and it probably won’t replace all the income lost while you’re out of work, but it will likely be more expansive and generous than the plan provided by your employer. • Long-term care – Individuals turning 65 have about a 70% chance of eventually needing some type of long-term care, such as a nursing home stay or the assistance of a home health aide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And these services are quite expensive – the average annual cost for a private room in a nursing home is more than $100,000, according to Genworth, an insurance company. Medicare typically covers only a small part of these expenses, so, to avoid depleting your savings and investments (and possibly subjecting your grown children to a financial burden), you may want to consider long-term care insurance or life insurance with a long-term care component. A financial advisor can help you choose a plan that’s appropriate for your needs. By addressing these areas, you can go a long way toward attaining your financial independence. It will be a long-term pursuit, but the end goal is worth it. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

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Healing Naturally DR. TINAMARCANTEL BLOOMM STUDIOS Dr. Tina Marcantel, Naturopathic Doctor 480-738-1647 | DrMarcantel.com 6804 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

As a holistic practitioner, I believe in the mind-body connection.

change and even my physical body will feel the effects of it.

The thoughts and emotions that we dwell on can have a very definite effect— good or bad—on our physical wellbeing. Over the past year it seems that I’ve seen this amplified in the patients under my care. The trauma of living in the pandemic with the changes and fear of the unknown that it has brought to our lives has sent stress levels through the roof, with resultant stress-related physical symptoms appearing.

So how can we learn to recognize and let go of those thoughts that don’t serve us?

When it comes to negative thoughts, it’s easy to say, “Don’t worry about it.” That doesn’t stop the thoughts from coming, though, and trying to suppress them seems to just make them more powerful. So what can I do? Identify the thought so you no longer identify with the thought. Here’s a little exercise that helps me manage my mind and emotions. We all have thoughts constantly going through our minds. Some of those thoughts serve us well, but there are others that we need to let go of. The thoughts that we identify with form the basis of our belief system, and our belief system governs our behavior patterns. As an example, I might be going through my day and everything is going fine. Then I hear a news report about something troubling. The thought might come into my head, “What if that happens to me? How will I care for my family?” If I hold that thought long enough and actually become identified with it, I’ll soon start to believe it’s my reality— that something bad is going to happen to me. Once that becomes part of my belief system, my behavior will start to 12 | Superstition Living

First, become aware of your thoughts. Take a few moments to observe the thoughts going through your mind— particularly those that tend to have a strong emotional charge connected with them. Second, accept that having these thoughts is part of human nature. Thoughts of fear, anger, sadness, resentment, guilt and other “negative” ideas are going to come. Allow these thoughts to pass through without judging yourself for having them and without choosing to identify with them as part of your true self. Third, choose to identify only with those thoughts that are for your highest good. Remember that our divine nature is our predominate, natural state. Identify with thoughts that reflect peace and love and promote a sense of wellbeing in you that then flows naturally out to the world. Finally, breathe out those thoughts that don’t serve you. Use the tool of breathing meditation: take a few quiet moments to be consciously aware of the cycles of inhalation and exhalation. As you breathe out, imagine that you are releasing from your mind and body those troublesome thoughts and that you are breathing in thoughts of peace and love. The more you practice being aware of your thoughts, the easier it will become to distinguish those thoughts that are for your highest good and let the others go!

By Marcia Nelson From battlefields to baseball fields and throughout the USA, our Flag has stood for freedom and we honor it today. These stars and stripes wave proudly despite some wayward foes. We’ll gladly stand while others may take a knee and pose. Our flag has been a symbol and the world we gladly tell how it survived foreign conflicts and civil woes as well. So, in case you are wondering if our neighbors are aware, just look up and down your street and yes, you’ll see… that our flag is still there! Happy Birthday USA ! July 4, 1776


Feeding Station by Karen Finley

CALLING ALL BIRD LOVERS By Kiersten Gibizov I’ve been living in Apache Junction for two years and have absolutely fallen in love with the desert. When my husband and I moved here from the east coast, many people warned us that the desert was a harsh ugly landscape, but we disagree completely. The majestic saguaro, the lively cholla, and the refreshing scent of the creosote bush have won our hearts. We can see the magnificent, powerful Flatiron through our kitchen window everyday. Who could ask for a better view! About six months after we moved in, we both felt something was missing from our desert retreat. It took me only a day to figure it out. We were missing birds! We’ve been bird feeders and bird watchers in every state we’ve lived in, so we looked around for a store that might help us add some feeders to our backyard. After a bit of research, I found the Wild Birds Unlimited Store in Mesa. Only a short 20-minute drive from our house, I raced over and asked for advice. I was delighted to learn that we have hummingbirds all year round in Arizona and immediately asked for the best feeder available. I ended up with two beautiful tray style feeders that provide great views of the hummers and easy upkeep. I can now watch my Anna’s, Black-chin, and Costa’s anytime! The friendly staff also helped me learn about the Cactus Wren, the Arizona state bird, and how I could attract this delightful character to my backyard. The Cactus Wren is an insect eater and is attracted to suet when offered. The Mesa store set me up with these small nuggets of suet that are easy for the birds to grab and do not melt in the extreme heat of the summer. I chose to use the peanut feeder that also lets me feed out the suet nuggets. I was also overjoyed to learn that we have a permanent population of Lesser Goldfinches that live in the Valley! I already had a finch feeder from before, so I grabbed a 10lb bag of waste-free Nyjer seed to attract these yellow darlings to my yard. I now have a long list of birds that regularly visit my yard including Cactus Wrens, Abert’s Towhees, Lesser Goldfinches, House Finches, Gila Woodpeckers, and Gambel’s Quail! If you need help outfitting your backyard, check out Wild Birds Unlimited in Mesa.

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the table. If you have friends or even just one friend, you are blessed. If you have clothing, you are blessed. Daily life is filled with hidden blessings just waiting for you to notice. Research supports the idea that exercise can improve the way the body handles stress, and it can provide a time-out from stressors. Exercise programs of just 20 – 30 minutes can be effective in stress reduction. Group exercise and finding a workout partner is an excellent idea, because it can provide a support network and accountability. Recently, there has been an increased amount of research on the role of mind-body types of exercise such as Yoga or Qi Gong. Repeat after me “I’m too blessed to be stressed!” There, doesn’t that feel good? If you rolled your eyes or your thoughts immediately went to all the things putting pressure on you, it is time to start counting your blessings. In our world of busyness and information overload, it is easy to get overwhelmed and stuck in those things that cause stress in our lives. There are unending deadlines to meet; children or grandchildren to take care of; challenges at work; relationship issues; the demanding instant and overwhelming news; internet and social media subjects; and for some, money is tight. It seems that everything needs to be done right now and worry seems to consume even the best of us, leaving our minds racing and our bodies with a sense of unease. Sometimes we do not realize that even daily hassles can be overwhelming. They can wear us down and stress us out. Maybe there was no single event that would explain your frustration, but it would be quite natural to feel overwhelmed, defeated, and even angry due to a combination of problems. Stress is “equal opportunity” and no one is

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totally immune. It is estimated that between 75% and 90% of primary care physician visits are caused by stressrelated illnesses. Cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, immune system suppression, headaches, back and neck pain, and sleep problems are some of the health problems associated with stress. Stress, plain and simple, is your energy and focus outside of you. It is your thoughts and attention on the tasks you must complete in the future, the fear of what may or may not happen in the future or even the fear a task will not be completed. Stress becomes a problem when too much is experienced and it has a negative impact on behaviors, relationships, and health. When an individual experiences acute stress on a consistent basis it will affect their health. If we define and identify our stressors, then we can start counting our blessings. Shifting your focus can be as easy as looking around you and counting your blessings. You are blessed If you are reading this article in Superstition Living magazine. You are blessed if you have a place to stay and food on

Why not start a list of all the blessings in your life and pay particular attention to your immediate surroundings because there are blessings around you now! The Live it Well Place encourages you to stop by or visit their website: www.liveitwellaz.com to learn about all the different ways offered to reduce stress, check out the private sessions or find and make a new friend in class. They offer 16 Mindful Movement classes weekly; to include Yoga, PiYo (Pilates & Yoga), Pilates, Naam 5 for Radiant Health, Qi Gong, and Restorative Yin Yoga, as well as alternative therapies such as Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology. Sign up for an Art With Vision painting class or one of the many workshops offered each month. Repeat after me: “I am too blessed to be stressed!” Aahh........ Photo credit: Tammy Keyes, took this picture after attending a Live it Well Workshop - Seeing with the Heart, A Photography workshop with Joanne West held last May.


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Crystal Clear Choices Crystal Clear Choices, a new crystal and gem store in Apache Junction, is one-of-a-kind. This is a store where you can talk with the owner about attraction toward crystals, and she will help you discover the relevance for your life. The store offers a wide selection of crystals from around the world ranging from very affordable to high-end collector stones. Linda Huss, the store owner, kindly shares, “We want to help people who are new or intrigued with learning more about crystals.” Crystals have vibrational qualities which is why they are used in watches and computers. Our bodies can sense the vibrational energy. We benefit in both mind and body from understanding

the laws of attraction and how we feel when we are receptive. We can teach you how to set intentions with your crystals. We can help you de-stress and be more productive, to breathe, to feel more grounded, organized, and content. Happy. Guided meditation for couples or individuals and life coaching sessions are offered by appointment. Linda’s Bachelor’s degree in Communications is from the University of Arkansas. Her Life Coaching certificate is from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, and she is also a certified Crystal Master and a life-long enthusiast of geology and rocks. Linda is also co-owner of Happy Pets Palace in Mesa and Chandler which provides upscale dog boarding and daycare to very pampered pups. Crystal Clear Choices is in Apache Junction at 320 W Superstition Blvd #109 a mile east of the Apache Junction Rock &

Gem Club where Linda is a club member and on the Board of Directors as secretary. The store also offers three themed parties and small group meditations. Reserve your sessions online or stop in the store today. Visit crystalclearchoices.com or call 480-265-6136 for more information.

Gold Canyon Community Strategic PlanNING Last summer, Gold Canyon Community, Inc. (GCCI) conducted an online survey of our community. In response to your priorities, we established three volunteer committees (Conservation & Aesthetics, Transportation & Safety; and Strategic Planning). These Committees are in dialog with Pinal County, ADOT, Pinal Partnership, East Valley Transportation Partnership, Apache Junction, San Tan, Superior, SALT, ADOBE, and several other organizations. We hope you will agree, all communities need a roadmap for their future. Otherwise, others outside Gold Canyon will define it for us. This fall Gold Canyon Community Inc. will begin engaging the residents and businesses in Gold Canyon to develop a Gold Canyon Community Plan. This will include active participation by ASU’s Department of Urban Planning & Development. This prestigious University has a proven track record of developing specific community plans and they are very excited to engage in partnering with us. If interested in participating in this discussion of a five to six-year plan for our community please send us an email (gccinc21@gmail.com). ASU’s in-depth study will result in a vision that aligns with our community. It will include important elements that we are all aware of: Conserving and protecting our open space; improving 16 | Superstition Living

our transportation infrastructure, and most importantly defining a vision for how our land is used in the future! In addition to providing a Strategic Roadmap, it will also be expanded to action plans and a timetable to meet your vision. The Gold Canyon Community plan will not only refine and prioritize key community needs but will also shape the future of Gold Canyon. The success of the plan will be accomplished through strong and active community support throughout the process. Meanwhile, current issues are being addressed in regards to Highway 60. Discussions are underway with ADOT, Pinal County, and Apache Junction to improve the flow of traffic and safety items in the short term and long-term traffic patterns associated with the North-South roadway, Highway 24, and the intersection of Elliot Road and Highway 60. GCCI is also negotiating with Pinal County on a Memorandum of Understanding that will help to better define our community’s relationship with the County. Interested Gold Canyon residents are invited to participate. If interested, please send an e-mail (gccinc21@gmail.com). We meet on the first Saturday of each month at 10 AM. If not on our mailing list email for details. Our July speaker will talk about protecting against wildfires.


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IN THE KITCHEN

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FROZEN MINI RASPBERRY CHEESECAKES

BALSAMIC CHICKEN CAPRESE SALAD Packed with farm-stand freshness, these satisfying cold suppers are perfect for hot summer nights! • • • • • • • • • • • • •

¼ cup pine nuts 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 5 Tablespoons olive oil 4 cups baby arugula (4 oz) 4 cups spinach (4 oz)*** 1 8oz container of cherry-size fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine), halved 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 3 – 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled 3 cups sliced cooked chicken (14 oz)

In a small dry skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. Reserve. In small bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, salt & pepper; slowly whisk in olive oil until combined. On platter, toss arugula, spinach, mozzarella balls and tomatoes and basil (if using). Top with cooked chicken, pine nuts and bacon pieces. Drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!! ***Recipe called for 8 c of baby arugula and 1 ½ c fresh basil leaves. I do not care for fresh basil in my salad, so I used half spinach, half arugula and added more of both to compensate for the fresh basil. But if you like fresh basil, go ahead and add it to the salad. Recipe adapted from First For Women Magazine 9/16/19

These treats are quick to put together and set up in the freezer – no baking required!! • • • • • • •

28 Oreo cookies – finely ground = 1 ½ cups ¼ cup butter, melted 1 (6 oz) container of fresh raspberries (1 ½ cups) ¾ cup sugar 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature ½ cup SEEDLESS raspberry jam 1 ½ cups sweetened whipped cream OR Cool Whip (I used Cool Whip) • Fresh raspberries for garnish Line 12 muffin cups with foil-lined cupcake papers. In bowl, combine the ground Oreos and melted butter. Dividing evenly, press into bottom of cupcake liners. In bowl, mash raspberries with sugar until smooth; strain. Discard the seeds. With food processor or mixer, combine the cream cheese, raspberry puree, and raspberry jam. Process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Evenly divide mixture among cupcake liners. Cover; freeze until solid, at least 6 hours or overnight. Peel papers from cheesecakes while still frozen! If desired, transfer the whip cream or Cool Whip to a pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Pipe or dollop onto cheesecake. If desired, garnish with raspberries. Per serving: Cal. 373 Pro 4g Carb. 37g Fiber 1g Sug. 29g Chol. 66mg Sod. 261mg Total fat 24g Sat. 14g Trans 1g Compliments from First For Women magazine.

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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA by Nancy Fassbender Wreaths Across America has been in existence since 1992 and are famously known as decorating the Arlington National Cemetery with wreaths. I spent two days with the Wreaths Across America this last month and am extremely impressed to what they are doing. Their goal is placing wreaths on every veteran’s grave in all cemeteries nationwide to remember, honor and pay tribute to their sacrifices! When I looked on the Arizona map, I was surprised that there was little coverage for our Veteran’s graves. The National cemetery in Phoenix and about 4 in Tucson participates… but we do not have any cemetery participating in the East Valley! When I found that out, I went to Mountain View Cemetery and asked if they would be our choice cemetery. They immediately responded and told me they would be honored to do so. Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation (PCVMF) will be coordinating with other organizations to sell and place wreaths on all Veteran gravesites at the Mountain View Cemetery. Other organizations who have joined are the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #2560, American x-POW East Valley Chapter; VFW and VFW Auxiliary Post 7968; Navy JROTC

AJ HS; San Tan Valley Boy Scout Troop #777 and there will be more joining to sell the wreaths. We will coordinate with Wreaths Across America so that all wreaths across the nation will be placed at the same time which will be on December 18, 2021, at 10am MST. Mountain View Cemetery has over 3000 veterans who are buried there. People who would like to purchase a wreath, the cost is only $15 per wreath. You may also purchase different sponsorships; For $1500 you can be a corporate sponsor. We already have one before the ink was even dry! Guild Mortgage has stepped up to be a Corporate Sponsor. I will continually announce other Corporate Sponsors as they purchase the 100 wreaths! For a $5,000 donation, you will also be announced in the Wreaths Across America National website as well as in their national newsletter. Those who have a loved one who is buried in a different cemetery can also purchase a wreath and Wreaths Across America will look up the cemetery and see if they can deliver one to that gravesite. People who are interested in purchasing these can purchase directly from the organizations listed above or they can directly purchase it online

from PCVMF at this website: www. wreathsacrossamerica.org/AZ0184P. I encourage to purchase as soon as you can as the wreaths are made in Maine and they would like to make sure they have enough people to help make the living wreaths. We also can use the help to unload the semi when it comes in (which is a couple days before December 18, 2021) and/or help place the wreaths on the veteran graves on December 18th. Those who would like to partake in the honor of doing this for our Veterans, please let me know as I am creating a list. We have set our goal for 3000 wreaths; we need a lot of help in purchasing the wreaths as well as unloading and placing them on the gravesites! I hope you will be able to help us achieve our goal to honor in covering all the veteran gravesites. If you know of any other business or individual who would like to purchase a wreath, please have them reach out to Nancy Fassbender 520-280-4715.

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OUT&ABOUT Photography from around the area

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Peralta Trail Longhorn by Lindsey Lofgren

Locked horns by Kim Quam

Skeleton Saguaro of the Superstition by Edd Lopez

Nightblooming Cereus by Leona Speidel

Follow the Leader by Denise March

Resting in the Garden by Bruce Nicholson

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Enjoying a Drink by Ann Dewhurst

Kobe watching our daily lunchtime Visitor by Laura Christensen

Owlet in our Tree by Carol Allen

Inside Kitty meets Outside Kitty by Jane Huizenga

Cardinal Lookout by John Soper

Okay mom, we're ready! by Grace Cooney

Salt River Wild Horses by Lester Walker 22 | Superstition Living

Gila Monster by Kate O'Brien


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GORGEOUS SINGLE LEVEL 3,400 SF HOME W/3 CAR GARAGE SPORTS SPECTACULAR SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN VIEWS! 3 BEDROOMS PLUS DEN & 4 BATHROOMS OFFERS PRIVACY & RELAXATION FOR EVERYONE. SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE BOASTS LOVELY & LARGE LUXURY BATH W/ WALK-IN SHOWER & SEPARATE TUB, HIS & HERS VANITIES PLUS HIS & HERS CLOSETS. OODLES OF QUALITY CABINETRY IN GOURMET KITCHEN , GRANITE COUNTERS & 12 FT CEILINGS. RESORT BACKYARD FEATURES FABULOUS VIEWS, POOL W/ WATER FEATURE & HOT TUB.

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GORGEOUS GOLF COURSE & SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN VIEWS! POOL & SPA! 2004 TOLL BRO. 4 BD, Please call UPGRADED Jill for pricing details. 3.5 BA, 3 CAR GARAGE! Offered at $489,900

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$65,000 POOL & SPA! EXTENDED 3 CAR GARAGE! 2009 SINGLE LEVEL, 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH + DEN! Offered at $339,000

SOLD ....... 7081 E. JUNIPER VILLAGE ..... $1,100,000 SOLD ............. 4460 S. SALVIA DR. .............. $725,000 SOLD ....... 8366 E TWISTED LEAF DR. ........ $675,000 SOLD ...........2445 S FALLING STAR............ $820,000 SOLD ........... 10422 E THORNBUSH ............ $779,900

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FROM PRIVATE OASIS OFFERED AT $950,000 BACKYARDW/ POOL& SPA! 3 BEDROOMS, OFFICE, EXTENDED 2.5 CAR GARAGE! Offered at $449,900

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MOUNTAINBROOK IN SUPERSTITION VILLAGE! FOOTHILLS, OVER THE PAST LOCATION, 12 FABULOUS YEARS, JILL HAS SOLD BOTH PROPERTIES SPECT ACULAR SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN THAT CLOSED ATVIEWS THE ACROSS FAIRWAY IN HIGHEST $ AMOUNT. THE PINNACLES! Offered at $244,900

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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 3.3 ACRES SINGLE LEVEL CUSTOM HOMEGOLD FEATURINGCANYON 4 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS, DINING, LIVING & GAME ROOMS. DETACHED 3 EAST! CAR GARAGE & POOL ON 3.3 ACRES. 2013 POOL, BATHS,

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3,460 SF SINGLE LVL 4BD, 3.5BA, 3 CAR EXTENDED GARAGE, PRIVATE RESORT POOL, SPA, SUPERSTITION MTN. VIEWS! SUPERSTITION SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLSOffered at $549,900 FOOTHILLS

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