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75 SALES JAN - MARCH 2021 • 221 SALES IN 2020!

SOLD! MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE STUNNING BEAUTY!

1420 SF, 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage! Completely updated! Front flagstone courtyard, wood planked tile floors throughout! Granite counters in kitchen and new state of the art appliances! Walk in closets in both bedrooms! Gorgeous backyard, outdoor kitchen and bar!

SOLD!

$389,000 Call Gail or Erma

$165,000 Call Carol

MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE BEAUTY! $324,500 Call Cathy

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$299,000 call Shelly or Zach!

SOLD!

SOLD!

55+ MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE BEAUTY! BREATHTAKING VIEWS! MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE!

ON THE GOLF COURSE! 1662 SF, 2 bdrms, den, 3 car garage! JASMINE MODEL, Light and bright lots of windows, fireplace, ss appl, Plantation Shutters, Corian counters, newer roof and AC on the 16th hole of Sidewinder! Loaded with extras!

1620 SF, 2 bdrms, office/den, 2 car garage! Plantation shutters everywhere! Hillside back yard with extended back wall & mountain views!, tiled patio, gas heat and dryer! You can add a casita on this lot! Golf , swim, work out and more!

$415,000 Call Marlene

$484,000 Call Zach or Shelly

SOLD!

SOLD!

SOLD! 1430 SF, 2 bdrms, 2.5 bths, 2 car gar, Superstition view, extended garage, updated! Tile throughout!, most furniture and furnishings remain!

1432 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage! Open concept split floor plan with new paint and carpet! SteelView fence in back overlooking the desert! Lots of Privacy Newer AC and water heater! All appliances!

WOW! 1055 SF, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, community pool! Great investment!

SOLD! 1768 SF,3 bdrms, 2 bths, wonderful patio! single level end unit! Private, gated front courtyard too! Loaded with upgrades! Coffered ceilings, Granite counters, Fireplace & it’s FURNISHED!

GORGEOUS IN GATED SIERRA VISTA!

GOLDEN SPRINGS! KINGS RANCH CONDOS!

$399,000 call Lisa

TOWNHOME! VIEWS! ON CORNER LOT! GATED TOSCANO VILLAS!

SOLD!

ON MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE GOLF COURSE!

MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE!

Picacho model! 1740 sf, 2 bdrms, 2 bths, office/den! 2 car garage! n/s exposure, front courtyard, new appliances, granite counters & center island! Plantation shutters, Lots of Upgrades.

Mountain views! JASMINE MODEL! 1614 sf, 2 bdrms, office/den, 2 car garage and Owned Solar! N/S exposure, Granite counters, extended length garage! Freshly painted inside and out! Too much to list it all!

$439,000 call Lisa

$385,000 Call Gail or Erma

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SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS BEAUTY!

Superstition Mtn VIEWS! 1471 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 bths, 2 car gar! Gas heat and fireplace! Open floor plan PRIVATE back yard, access to community pool and spa!

$390,000 Call Erma

KB HOME IN NEW PERALTA CANYON SUBDIVISION!

PRISTINE CUSTOM HOME IN GOLDEN SPRINGS!

$398,500 Call Sam

Call Zach and Shelly! $432,000

WOW! Everything is new! upgraded kitchen wiht granite counters and large walk in [pantry 1798 sf, 4 bdrm, 2 bth 2 car gar!, oversized back yard with view fencing and wash behind! unobstructed mountain views grab it today!

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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!

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SUPERSTITION HIGHLANDS CUSTOM BEAUTY!

2997 SF, 3 bdrms, 2.5 bths, 3 car gar! OVER 1 AC LOT, VIEWS ALL AROUND! Breathtaking views all around! Loaded with upgrades! High-end finishes T/O Travertine floors, granite counters, roof top deck, built in BBQ private cul-de-sac just GORGEOUS!

$799,000 Call Dawn

SOLD!

ONLY $259,000 Call Dawn

SOLD!

PERALTA TRAILS! LOCATION LOCATION!!

Very popular floor plan split 3 bedroom, Spacious kitchen and Living room! NEW ac new appliances gated PERALTA TRAILS! Mountain views, privacy, you will LOVE this FLOOR PLAN! 1643 SF, 3bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage!

$335,000 call Sam

1268 SF, 3 bdrms, 2 bths, 1 car gar. Gated, fitness center, htd community pools, sold walnut hardwood floors, cherry soft close cabinetry, granite slab counters and more!

SOLD!

WOW! PERALTA TRAILS BEAUTY POOL, SPA & VIEWS!

1837 SF 2 bdrms, den, 2 baths, bonus room leads to 25’ garage! Completely updated! SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN! Granite counters, tile floors, stainless appliances! COMING SOON!

CALL SAM! $414,500

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HIDDEN CANYON AREA 55+ MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE!

WOW! 2151 SF 2 bdrms, office./den 2.5 baths & 2 car extended gar! AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Gorgeous front courtyard, Hot Tub, upgraded with plank tile floors, Granite counters and much more!

$569,000 Call Ronelle

PERSONALIZED TO BE BUILT! VIEWS EVERYWHERE!

3000 SF, semi-custom on a 1.25 AC lot! Quality construction, highend finishes, fabulous floor plan on a hillside , choose your interior selections and enjoy Gold Canyon sunsets, world class hiking, excellent golf courses and only 40 minutes to sky Harbor International airport, 20 minutes to Mesa Williams Gateway! Renderings represent home in concept.

$1,050,000 Call Ronelle and Sam!

VISTA DEL CORAZON SOME LOTS AND LAND 4335 S EL CAMINO DEL BIEN 1.16 AC ............$149,900 FROM .27 AC TO 3.49 ACRES

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4760 AVENIDA CORAZON DE ORO .65 AC ...$159,000

2.45 AC 0E OPEN SKY ...........................$159,000 SOLD YAQUI LANE .51 AC ...........................................$189,000

MESA DEL ORO CALL TO SEE OR GET MORE 10866 E PALM WAY 3.34 ACRES ....................$300,000 INFO! & WE HAVE MORE!

9771 DEADSURE PLACE .70 AC ......................$129,000

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ON THE COVER

Early bloomer by John Soper

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

MAY 2021 ] VOL 5 - n 5 Published monthly by Mansur Design Company LLC. Contact editor@mansurdesign.com for any questions.

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In The Kitchen............................... 22

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Real Estate For You....................... 19

Butterfly Garden Club.........................10 What is Gold Canyon Community......10 POW Major Lange............................ 13 Live It Well........................................ 14 Relatively Reading............................ 16 Staff Picks from AJPL........................ 18 GCAC Ukulele Donation...................21 Ode to Seuss..................................... 21 BTA May Events................................ 23

Master Gardner Training Class....... 8

DEPARTMENTS

10th Annual PCVM Golf Tournament...... 8

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

Gold Canyon Strong Events.................9

Out & About Photography..................24

Writer in Residence............................ 9

Business Directory..............................26

Community Shout Out I would like to recognize a truly amazing couple that reside in the Apache Junction. Bob and Char Young departed northern Illinois in 2002 and have lived near the base of the Superstition Mountains ever since. Although I reside in DeKalb, IL, the mere 1,375 miles has never been able to stop them from being the single most powerful influence in my life. Their unconditional love and support are the reason I have arrived where I am now. They taught me gratitude, respect, humility, patience, and generosity. They instilled in me a confidence, ambition, optimism, kindness, and an integrity that stand at the very core of my being. Your guidance has molded me into the man that I am today—I can never repay you for what you have given me. I love you both with all my heart, Grandma and Grandpa. -Deputy Tyler R. Rogman


LOCALEVENTS COMMUNITY CALENDAR Submissions are due 10th of the month prior editor@mansurdesign.com

Saturday, May 1st, at 10:00 AM, Monthly Community Meeting—Virtual | hosted by Gold Canyon Community, Inc. Our regularly schedule meetings held on the 1st Saturday of each month features guest speakers addressing issues and information on the growth and improvement of our community. Due to COVID we meet online using Zoom. You can sign up for our newsletter which provides links to the meetings and get more information on our website: www. gccincaz.org or email us to request the link at gccinc21@ gmail.com Sunday, May 2nd from Noon to 3pm, Cinco de Mayo Fun and Taco Truck Fiesta hosted by Gold Canyon Strong | Games. Food, Music and Fun! Join us at the Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. More information on page 9 Monday, May 17 at 3 p.m. | Interlibrary Kitchen — Virtual Apache Junction Public Library mixes it up during its cooking program “Interlibrary Kitchen” on Monday, May 17 at 3 p.m. Check out AJLibrary on Facebook or Instagram for past episodes and recipes, and details for our upcoming event. Saturday, May 22nd, 10th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation. It will be held at the Poston Butte Golf Club in Florence, AZ. We are looking for more sponsors as well as golfers to come out and have fun! For more information, please contact Donna Stadum at 480-332-6916 | dshomes1@msn.com. More information on page 8

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 “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans"…Peter F. Drucker. The dictionary describes the word community – in part – as a group of people living in the same place – having particular characteristics in common – sharing common attitudes and goals. ADOBEs goal within this community perspective is to do everything possible as the Gold Canyon community wishes and directs, and thus ensure the development of a better environment. ADOBEs preponderance of material (from its earliest stage of development to present day) illustrates that the citizens of Gold Canyon (not every single citizen but in general) moved here because this unique desert extravaganza afforded them seductive beauty, peace, and serenity. Within this backdrop of charm we are a community of diversity with our businesses, shops, churches, parks and developments; all intertwined with an array of spectacular native creatures. It’s our home and we love it - and we want our beloved community to maintain its unique and special character. Yes, growth is upon us, along with the associated houses, new parks and roadways, cars, buses, recreational vehicles, and yes - traffic. It is up to we the citizens (not organizational groups or special interest entities) of Gold Canyon to shape and form the type of life we want to exist, and be maintained in our homeland - Gold Canyon – and we do have a voice in that process. From one perspective – based on the data - Gold Canyon citizens do not want Route 60 going through the gut of Gold Canyon to be filled with bumper-to-bumper noise-laden cars/trucks; or lorries of oversized/overloaded truck tractor semitrailers some causing accidents, or near-miss accidents. A Gold Canyon Bypass will help tremendously in accomplishing this community objective, just like the bypass (I-11) that now circumvents the City of Boulder, Nevada allowing the citizens of that community to maintain its uniqueness. ADOBE has seen some positive movement towards a bypass possibility, and ADOBE will continue, as it has since its beginnings in 1989, its unwavering commitment of working towards making the Gold Canyon Bypass a reality. Gold Canyon Community - “When you get the choice to sit or dance – I hope you Dance"…Tia Sillers. Be involved in YOUR Community, please join or work with ADOBE and choose to Dance. Glenn A. Walp ADOBE – “The Voice of Gold Canyon since 1989”

Glenn Walp President

480-982-2316

Maggie Trimble Secretary

903-474-1963

Bob Harris Treasurer

480-241-0681

Bunny Butler

Rick Hardina

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480-529-1173

Membership Chairperson

Vice President


#1 Agent Team in Gold Canyon 2015~2020

$407,050 Superstition Foothills 1611 sf, 3br, 2ba, 3cGar + Mountain Views! Cul-de-sac lot, Fully Furnished & Amazing Community Amenities!

Peralta Canyon Our Seller Sold in 3 Days!

$450,000 Superstition Foothilss 2162 sf, 4br, 2ba, 3cGar + Mountain Views! Pebble Tec Pool, Newer HVAC, Updated Owner's Suite & More!

$400,000 Sunrise @ GC Ranch 1771 sf, 4br, 2ba, 2cGar + Heated Pool & Spa, Gazebo with Private Backyard; Granite and Authentic Saltillo!

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D 13/ LO 3 S Mountainbrook Village Our Buyer Beat out Multiple Offers!

$589,900 Peralta Canyon 2224 sf, 3br, 2.5ba, 3cGar + Mountain Views, Fully Furnished & Shows like a Model! Truly STUNNING!

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$425,000 Peralta Canyon 1966 sf, 3br, 2ba, 3cGar + Fabulous Backyard w/ Gazebo, Extensive Pavers, Firepit & More! Quartz & New Flooring!

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TO L FL O G $400,000 Mountainbrook Village 1735 sf, 2br, 2ba, 3cGar + Den & Mountain Views! Granite, Double Oven, Built-in BBQ & so much more!!

5705 S Desert Marigold Mountainbrook Village Our Buyer Beat out Multiple Offers!

6609 E Las Animas Superstition Foothills Our Seller

As of 4/18/21, these are the Local Market Stats... Gold Canyon - Under $500,000 # of Active, Single Family Homes...25 (12 last month) # Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...12 (5 last month) # of March Single Family Sales...34 (33 prior month) Ave Sales Price/SF...$208.03 ($201.30 last month)

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Gold Canyon - Over $500,000 # of Active, Single Family Homes...32 (37 last month) # Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...9 (6 last month) # of February Single Family Sales...14 (15 prior month) Ave Sales Price/SF...$250.06 ($242.88 last month) Source: ARMLS/Cromford Report

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Master Gardener Training Class

The Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners invite you to join them in their 2021 online Master Gardener Training class. Don’t let the title “Master Gardener” intimidate you. All it means is that the person has completed the Master Gardener Course offered through the Co-operative Extension Bureau of the University of Arizona and completed the volunteer requirements for certification. Master Gardeners volunteer 25 hours a year in their communities. Volunteer opportunities include Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Silly Mountain, Gold Canyon Butterfly Garden, Meals on Wheels plant program, and opportunities to participate in public education presentations at the Library, Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, Superstition Mountain Museum and the Arboretum. Did some of your plants play Houdini over the summer and disappear? Is something bugging you? New to the desert and don’t know where to start? Newly retired and learning about Horticulture is on your bucket list?

Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation

10th annual Golf Tournament

Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation is continuing to raise funds for the Memorial. Unfortunately, due to covid, the 2020 fundraisings had to be cancelled. We had hoped our main building would have been done by Memorial Day 2021. But due to no fundraising this past year, it has been delayed. We are now offering sponsorship packages arranging from $1,000 to $24,000. If you or your business is interested in this, please call Donna Stadum at 480-332-6916. We will be glad to tell you about it! Our bronze statue which will greet everyone before they enter the Memorial is done. It will stand 6’2” tall! On March 13th, we traveled down to Tucson to visit with the Sculptor Ann LaRose. This statue is so real-like and you would swear it was alive. She did an excellent job. We will be proud to have this statute represent the honor of the Fallen Soldiers who died fighting for our country.

Here’s your opportunity to learn all about gardening in our glorious Sonoran Desert from Pinal County Extension and University Professionals and local Master Gardeners. Some of the topics to be covered include botany, soils, desert adapted plants, citrus, irrigation, plant pathology, pest management, and cacti/succulents. The course fee is $150.00 for individuals and $225.00 for couples sharing a Master Gardener manual from the University of Arizona. You’ll have a mentor to guide you through the course and it might just be your neighbor! Zoom Classes will be held on Wednesdays 9:00 am noon, October 6, 2021 - February 16, 2022. Participation is limited so please start the process now to reserve your spot. Interested? For more information on the Master Gardener Program and registration procedure, call: Gold Canyon resident and Superstition Mountain Master Gardener Co-Coordinator, Carol Parrott 602-438-4003, caparrott21@hotmail.com Mission Statement: The mission of the Pinal County Master Gardeners is to provide the public with research-based, home horticultural information through educational programs and projects.

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This year, we are having our first fundraiser on May 22nd at our 10th Annual Golf Tournament. This will be at the Poston Butte Golf Club in Florence, AZ. We are looking for more sponsors as well as golfers to come out and have fun! Please send in your application so we can advertise the sponsors as well as get your team registered. For more information, please contact Donna Stadum at 480-332-6916 | dshomes1@ msn.com


Here is what's happening with Gold Canyon STRONG

— FOR SALE —

Cinco de Mayo Fun and Taco Truck Fiesta. Hola Amigos! Are you ready to fiesta? Come join us on May 2nd, from Noon till 3pm for some fun and games where you can win prizes, listen to great salsa music, shop our local vendors and enjoy tacos and desserts from Habanero's Street Tacos. Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon.

1.1 acre lot in gated community of Pasion $200,000 Call for more information!

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TELL YOUR STORIES at Apache Junction Public Library

“The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps,” said humorist Robert Benchley. Beginning May 4, Apache Junction Public Library’s next Writer in Residence freelance writer Mark Athitakis is available to assist through your writing process to “tell your stories better.” Athitakis has covered books and the arts for a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Humanities Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review and many more. A former board member of the National Book Critics Circle and judge for the Kirkus Prize, he has presented on writing at Arizona State University, Arizona Professional Writers, the Center for Fiction and elsewhere. He is the author of The New Midwest, a guide to contemporary fiction from the region, which won the Books by the Banks Award for Best Adult Nonfiction title.

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Virtual one-on-one consultations are Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. The first of three virtual workshops, “Getting Started at Freelance Writing” is scheduled for May 13, 6:30 p.m. The program will provide practical tips and resources to launch or expand your writing, and include the essentials of finding paying outlets for your work, successfully pitching editors, finding support and managing a writing business. To register or for more information, please visit Apache Junction Public Library’s website at ajpl.org, or call (480) 4748555. All workshops are free, and open to the public. The Writer in Residence Program is sponsored by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. May 2021 | 9


Butterfly Garden Home to New Plants Gold Canyon Garden Club would like to thank Smiling Dog Landscape, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Girl Scout Troop # 1096, the National Garden Clubs Plant America Grant, the National Garden Clubs Youth Pollinator Garden Grant, and the Friends of the Butterfly Garden for all of their time, money, donations, and hard work during our garden restoration project!! After a beautiful workday in the Garden on Saturday morning March 27th, the Garden is now home to several new pollinatorattracting plants, including Pineleaf Milkweed, Jerusalem sage, Blue Butterfly Mist, Justicia Spicigera, Baja Fairy Duster, Red Emu, and at least 4 colors of Lantana. Protective bunny barriers were installed around the plants, irrigation drips were repaired, and soil amendments were added. The Garden also now features a new raised paver area for future herb plants. Although the cost of these latest renovations exceeds the amounts received by the Grants, the Friends of the Butterfly Garden are dedicated to this labor of love and encourage members of the community to visit the Garden and follow the progress. We also ask that you help us care for the Garden by reporting any vandalism or suspicious activities at the Garden, or anywhere in Dinosaur Park, to local authorities. Visitors are always welcomed (dawn to dusk) at the Community's Butterfly Garden, on the north end of Dinosaur Park along Alameda Road in Gold Canyon. Anyone interested in donating towards the restoration the Garden, or interested in learning more about the Gold Canyon Garden Club and their other community activities, can reach us at gcgc@spcdock.com or on our Facebook page.

Who or what is Gold Canyon Community, Inc?

We are a non-profit operating as a 501(c)3, organized under Arizona statutes and registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission. The neighborhood-based group started with homeowners confronted by growth changes that challenged the essence of living within the shadow of the Superstition Mountains. The neighbors achieved positive resolution of the immediate traffic problem that brought them together and decided to stay engaged by constructively participating in how our community continues to plan, develop, and grow in harmony with the iconic Superstitions. We are governed by a Board of Directors made up of twelve residents of Gold Canyon with demonstratable commitment to the mission and vision for our community. Our Mission is to sustain Gold Canyon’s unique sense of place by attracting and supporting long-term businesses and services that enhance the quality of life for all residents of our community. Our Vision is to be a community where all residents can experience the fulfillment of their unique goals in a mutually supportive environment while retaining Gold Canyon’s unique sense of place. General membership is open to all residents. Our monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at 10 AM. They are held currently, via Zoom, in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They are open to all interested persons from the Gold Canyon region. To get on our email list for future events, information, and links to our Community Meetings please visit our website: www.gccincaz.org The three top priority issues we are currently engaged in are: 1. Wilderness and Open Space Conservation 2. Responsible Development, and 3. Transportation and Safety.

These priorities were identified using a public survey which we distributed to over 7500 Gold Canyon residents in 2020.

We pursue these objectives through working committees in coordination with Pinal County, other governmental agencies, area businesses/organizations, and surrounding communities. Our effectiveness in accomplishing these goals depends on volunteers from our community who bring their life experiences and skills to work for the betterment of Gold Canyon. If you have an interest or experience in any of our priority issues listed above; have skills in social media, communication, finance, legal; or have other suggestions to improve the quality of life in our community please join us. For information on how you can join us visit our website: www.gccincaz.org 10 | Superstition Living


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TONY VEHON

JEANNIE DEXTER

Broker/Owner

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REALTOR

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In many parts of the world spring is beginning to bloom; here in the Sonoran Desert we are preparing for summer. Even though we have had little winter rain and are in the midst of a drought, our desert plants can take advantage of what rain we did get and the cooler winter temperatures to produce as much food as possible. With the approach of summer, the tempo of life will change. Free water now becomes scarce as the days grow longer and temperatures climb. Last summer saw numerous records for high temps and low rainfall and we all fear a repeat. What should you be doing to prepare your garden and landscape for the coming heat? An irrigation tune up is certainly in order. Hopefully, the controller is mounted in the shade but, if not, at the very least, paint it a light color. Change your back up battery and always mark the date on the battery and change it every 6 months. The batteries only function is to maintain the program you have crafted for you yard; a very important tool when daytime highs top 110* for weeks on end. The program you are using now should also be modified from winter to summer. Remember it is ‘drip’ irrigation. Use, long, slow soaks followed by extended drying. It goes without saying that all leaks in the piping should be repaired. If you have been plagued with chronic leaks, consider an upgrade. Your plants will thank you for it. Once all is ready, turn the system on and walk the yard, making sure there are no clogged emitters. A good pruning, or haircut, for the shrubs and trees could also be beneficial, however, avoid extremes. Men may appreciate a good buzz cut for the summer, but not so with your plants. Plants can sunburn too, and the most dangerous time is just around the corner. Thinning the lower canopy is

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good, removing crossed branches and raising the trees might be appropriate, but wait until autumn to remove those higher branches that provide life-giving shade to the lower. The summer of 2020 saw a huge increase in plant failures due to high temps, and many plants were also scorched by the sun. You may want to cover any cacti or succulents with shade cloth pro-actively this year on plants that were damaged last year. An ounce of prevention now may save you a pound of pain this fall.


POW MAJOR Dean Elwood Lange BY: NANCY FASSBENDER There is a little-known fact that there is an American ExPrisoners of War of the East Valley Chapter right here in Apache Junction. They meet every Tuesday at 10am at the VFW Post #7968 located at 250 S. Phelps Dr. At the present time, they have 3 former POWs, 1 Spouse, 4 Next of Kin and 5 honorary members. I started going for lunch at 11am and visiting with the chapter. After a while, they invited me to join and be an honorary member. What an honor! Last November I wrote about Lt. Colonel Thomas Collins, Jr. He was a POW in the Vietnam War and was a prisoner for over 7 years at the Hanoi Hilton! This month, I would like to introduce you to former POW Major Dean Elwood Lange. Dean was born in Fairmount, North Dakota on October 31, 1923. Before he enlisted in the Army, he worked in the newspaper business. In 1942, he applied to the Aviation Cadet Program. By 1943, his training was completed, and he was sent to England. He was assigned to 334th Squadron in the 4th Fighter Group which is part of the 8th Air Force. With the 334th Squadron, he flew a P-51 Mustang. These airplanes were the “guard dogs” of long-range bombers that flew missions over France and Germany. Since the P-51 were known for being a lighter weight airplane, they escorted the B-17 and the B-24 which were the heavy bombers. The P-51s were needed to protect these heavier aircrafts to reach their targets. Rest assured, the P-51s also could carry two 500-pound bombs or they might carry extra fuel. On August 18, 1944, Major Lange had completed 18 missions from Debden. He was flying the P-51 and on that day, he had the two 500-pound bombs loaded on his aircraft. He and another pilot were looking for targets around the Beauvais area of France. Unfortunately, the enemy found him. His plane was hit, and Dean knew his plane would not last long. He ejected from the plane injured with shrapnel in his left arm. He landed in a hay field where two Frenchmen were loading hay. They tried to help him and wrapped his arm… But unfortunately, the German soldiers spotted him fall from the sky and came to take him. There just happened to be two different types of German soldiers in the area. One group was the Wehrmacht soldiers and the other were the SS Officers. They argued who would

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There is a theory about human motivation called Maslow’s Hierarchy, instead of focusing on psychopathology and what goes wrong with people, Maslow (1943) formulated a more positive account of human behavior which focused on what goes right. He was interested in human potential, and how we fulfill that potential. take the prisoner and the Wehrmacht soldiers which were the nicer of the two groups won. They took Major Lange to the hospital to be taken care of and then he was transported to Barth, Germany. Major Lange was interrogated repeatedly. But he only gave his name, rank, and serial number. They estimated that there were 7,588 Americans who were imprisoned at Stalag Luft 1 from 1940 to 1945. Major Lange was there for nine months until the Russian forces came on May 1, 1945. Major Lange was flown back to his original base in England. After a brief period in England, he returned to his hometown of Fairmount, ND. He remained in service as an instructor pilot. In 1963, after leaving the service, Dean flew crop dusters across the fields of ND and Minnesota. He also instructed instrument flying in helicopters in Alabama. He has been awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, a Purple Heart, WWII Campaign Medal, and other numerous medals. Today, Dean Lange is 97 and is married to a wonderful woman Chestine. They have been married for 47 years. You can find Dean & Chestine every Friday night at the American Legion Post #27 and before Covid you would find them dancing. They hope that they will soon be able to dance again. Thank you, Major Lange, for your service & sacrifice! 14 | Superstition Living

After our most basic survival needs are met (food, water, shelter) our needs revolve around personal growth with activities that build self-confidence and feelings of accomplishment. Once you become immersed in an activity that tests your skills (but isn’t overwhelming) your attention is completely devoted in the moment to that one fun activity. You are then awarded with a sense of accomplishment from doing something you truly enjoy. An activity that encompasses social connectivity can foster motivation and well-being, Social connection is proven by itself to improve physical health and mental and emotional well-being while physical activity has the potential to ward off detrimental cardiometabolic effects of inactivity and strengthens psychological resources and coping skills. Finding Friends, Making Friends, Bringing Friends, is part of the motivation we can depend on when we start a physical activity. Listen to what a few folks have to say about their social connections and motivation to begin a new journey of health and wellness. “This month, I finally made a commitment to practice yoga; at 69 years old, I wondered if it might put my neglected body in shock, but my body couldn’t be happier! I’m also making several new friends and that equals really FUN YOGA! (My old yoga friends are pretty terrific, too!)”. S.G. “I always look forward to spending time with the friends I’ve met in yoga classes. They add to my glow!” J.J. “I hadn’t been exercising for a long time, was so good to start moving again and to see my body getting stronger. But best of all was getting to know people who were coming to classes and the friendly support. It felt like I was part of a happy friendly community.” S.P. “One of the main reasons for that is the connections I’ve made with people, it is my happy place. To walk in and catch up with the owners, instructors, and fellow yogis is heartwarming and adds something special to my practice and my day.” L.C. “I have a love hate relationship with exercise “ what I’ve discovered is exercising with friends is FUN ... You look forward to the next class where you can connect again ..it truly lifts you emotionally and physically...Such a bonus ! S.L. “My attraction to yoga, exercise, meditation was obvious but I found genuine, caring friends. Greeting each other with smiles & positive feedback showed we all have value, selfworth. I learned physical & mental “exercises” are not the only aspects important in healing or facing life’s challenges. It’s the love connection of my newfound “family”. I am “home”! “I feel so blessed with my friends and being able to practice yoga as a community has brought hope and joy during a difficult time!” A.B. “I really enjoy the instructors-they are not only knowledgeable but very concerned about YOUR practice! I am absolutely comfortable going on my own as the owners and fellow yogis are welcoming and kind. I have met interesting people I would not normally have met and am grateful we have such a wonderful studio in our small community.” C.H. Think about what would make your life better and you'll find the motivation to keep moving. Begin the ongoing process in which people continue to stretch themselves and achieve new heights of well-being, creativity, and fulfillment. Check out www.liveitwellaz.com where the classes are open to the public and you can find friends and join our community on your path to health and wellness.


Financial Focus MATTRUPPERT Is homeownership a goal of yours? It does offer some benefits, in addition to meeting your basic need for shelter. The equity you build in your home can be a valuable financial asset, and you may get to deduct your interest payments on your taxes. But if you’re a first-time homebuyer, what steps should you take? First, make sure the time is right for you in terms of your personal and financial situations. For example, are you fairly confident that your employment is stable and that your earnings won’t decline? Of course, external events can also play a role in your decision. A recent study by Morning Consult and Edward Jones found that 12% of respondents postponed purchasing a house during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you’re ready and eager for homeownership, consider the following moves:

FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER? FOLLOW THESE STEPS • Prepare for unexpected costs. You can plan for your mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance – but when you own a home, you’ll always encounter unexpected costs. You may need to get a new furnace, repair your roof or face any number of other maintenance issues. To help prepare for these costs, try to build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses, with the money kept in a liquid, low-risk account. Without such a fund, you might be forced to dip into your long-term investments or take on added debt to pay for these unanticipated expenses. Homeownership can be a rewarding experience – and the rewards will be even be greater when you’ve “done the numbers” and prepared yourself financially. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

• Save for a down payment. The more money you put down for a home, the lower your monthly payments, although there’s also a point at which overly large down payments can be financially unwise. However, if you can make a down payment of more than 20% of the purchase price, you can generally avoid having to pay for private mortgage insurance on top of your monthly payments. Also, as a first-time homebuyer, you might qualify for down payment assistance from your local or state housing authority or a nonprofit group. • Check your credit score. A higher credit score gives you a better chance for a lower interest rate. You can request a credit report from annualcreditreport.com, and you might be able to get a credit score for free from your bank. If you need to improve your score, you may want to delay your home purchase. • Learn how much you qualify for – and how much you should spend. Once you think you’re ready to begin the homepurchasing process, you may want to contact a few lenders to determine the size of the mortgage for which you qualify. Be aware, though, that just because you can get a mortgage of a certain amount, does not necessarily mean that you should. You don’t want to become “house poor” – that is, you don’t want to spend so much on your house payments that you are cash strapped and can’t afford to save for other goals, such as college for your children or a comfortable retirement. You may want to establish a budget for how much you can readily afford to pay for your mortgage each month – and try sticking to it before you buy the house. If you have extra savings, put it toward your down payment. May 2021 | 15


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Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the intestinal tract has been compromised, possibly causing increased permeability that allows toxins and bacteria to “leak” into the bloodstream.

Inside your gut are food, bacteria, and toxins. As food passes through your gut, it’s broken down so the body can absorb the nutrients it provides. An essential part of the intestines is a lining of mucous and the intestinal lining. This barrier serves as a filter that allows nutrients to pass through to enter the bloodstream and nourish the cells, while preventing bacteria and toxins from entering the blood. When the intestinal lining becomes inflamed this barrier can break down, forming microscopic passageways for bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream. This triggers the body’s immune system, resulting in inflammation in the body that can affect all the systems, including the brain. Signs and Symptoms Signs and symptoms related to this condition can vary greatly. Many people complain of GI problems including constipation or diarrhea, bloating, gas, heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome. But with toxins entering the bloodstream the symptoms can become much more widespread. Inflammation of the skin can show up in the form of eczema, dermatitis, and acne. There can also be chronic respiratory problems such as sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis. Joint and muscle pain can sometimes be traceable to a compromised gut, and some patients who complain of “foggy brain” have seen 16 | Superstition Living

these symptoms diminish or disappear after we addressed the gut issues. Many factors can contribute to leaky gut syndrome. Chronic stress is often a cause of GI problems. An imbalance of good and bad bacteria inside your digestive system is another. Intolerance to particular foods can also be a major source of intestinal inflammation. Diagnosis and Treatment Leaky gut is described as a “syndrome,” not a disease—meaning that it may be identified by a group of symptoms that consistently occur together. For that reason, diagnosis starts with a thorough history of a patient’s signs and symptoms to trace the roots of the problem. If a patient’s symptoms are consistent with intestinal inflammation, I may recommend a food sensitivity panel. This blood test measures the body’s reaction to specific foods. In this test, foods are introduced to a sample of the patient’s blood in the laboratory to determine if the foods trigger an immune response that can lead to inflammation. The doctor and patient can then plan a good rotation diet to start the healing process. A strong probiotic to help re-establish good flora in the gut is another good step. Along with the probiotic I sometimes recommend a supplement that contains immunoglobulins that help to repair the mucosal lining so the bacteria and toxins will be blocked from passing through to the bloodstream. Although we don’t often associate intestinal issues with things like rashes, foggy brain, and joint pain, it’s amazing how some basic and natural treatments can have huge effects on our well-being!

Relatively Reading When you think about World War 2, there are many iconic images and stories that come to mind: American soldiers storming the beaches at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, the horror of the concentration camps and a library. A library?! That was just my reaction to picking up and reading, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. If you are a history buff and can appreciate a period novel that travels through time, this is exactly what you are looking for. The book takes place in two different timelines that are elegantly woven together to tell a story of one young woman's experience during the war and how as an older woman her experiences have helped to shape a young girl's life. Now what does this all have to do with a library? The Paris Library was a real part of World War 2 history. The librarians and staff used their love of books to help those who needed a literary diversion from the horrors of war and the destruction happening all around them. The story circles a young Parisian Librarian, Odile Souchet who we will meet again as an older woman in 1983, Montana. Odile befriends a young girl named Lily and thus begins an intertwined story of two souls brought together because of one woman's memorable experiences at the Paris library. The author of this book uses each chapter to reveal facets of both Odile and Lily that keeps you turning the page to see what happens next. The time jumps are fluid and don't break apart the flow of the two stories although, sometimes I wanted there to be a resolution before jumping back or forward in time. That being said, it works! This is a story about history, romance, family relationships and friendship...what more do you need? Happy reading!


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How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang, recommended by Diana Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in an unfamiliar land testing their existence. Hoping to leave the hardships of the western mining town where their Ba died they set out on a journey to bury their father. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the spirits of a ravaged landscape. During their travels they acknowledge family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future. Both epic and intimate with original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is an unforgettable sibling story full of memories that bind and divide families with a longing for home. I listened to the audible version of this book and was impressed with the narration and how quickly I was drawn into the story and the characters. This will be a book I will definitely listen to and read again. Outstanding! The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey, recommended by Megan Stories of stolen research are common in academia and the sciences, but Gailey takes it literally in this fascinating novel. Evelyn Caldwell is a brilliant, questionably ethical scientist who discovers that her husband Nathan has engineered a clone of her to replace her as his wife. In fact, 18 | Superstition Living

not only is Martine a clone, she’s “better” than Evelyn – in Nathan’s mind, anyway. She’s dutiful, quiet, and thoughtful, inclined to clean and garden, not waste hours away in a laboratory. Perhaps Nathan thought he could create the perfect partner for himself, but when it all goes wrong, it’s up to Evelyn and Martine to clean up after him one last time. August: A Novel by Callan Wink, recommended by Karen The story begins with young August in rural Michigan, dealing with his parents’ divorce, and follows him to a move to Montana and how he deals with the changes in his life. A wonderfully written coming of age tale of a boy’s formative years, and how the choices we make shape our characters and our lives. The Push by Ashley recommended by Megan

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Blythe Connor is a new mother who can’t seem to connect with her baby – but is the trouble all in her head, as her husband says, or is there more to it? She watches her daughter closely and hangs on to every word that nannies and teachers say, always comparing Violet to other children. When she has a second child, a son, her uncertainty only grows more dreadful. Woven throughout this story are bits and pieces, memories and flashbacks, of Blythe’s mother and grandmother. This is a tale of intergenerational tragedy and abuse, of the joys and sorrows of

Jamie is not an ordinary child: he was born with the ability to get answers from the dead. This special ability has always been a secret between him and his mother. He has been told to never share it with anyone. A NYC detective finds out about his ability and “kidnaps” him, instructing him to question a deceased serial bomber about a promised final bombing. When he helps, it results in consequences fitting the horror story genre. We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, recommended by Vicki It’s not easy being an “outlaw” but you must be fierce to protect your mother, a junkie pummeled by memories of her sister’s death and the men who follow her home, and your little brother —still unscarred. But when young Duchess Day Radley carries revenge too far, her mother is murdered and the kids are spirited away to live with their estranged grandfather. Whitaker’s slow-boil thriller, thick with character development and a layered plot, explores how the repercussions from mistakes made link genes through generations, that there are no easy answers and loves evaporate into thin air. It’s too early to declare We Begin at the End the best novel of the 2021, but I guarantee it will make lots of year-end lists.


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GCAC Ukulele Donation Presented to Four Peaks Elementary School

"From left to right are Ray Cunningham, Lead Guitar Liaison for GCAC, Music Teacher Bart Muller, Principal Phyllis Ballemare, GCAC Artistic Director Jack Kukuk, and GCAC President Carole Lindemann".

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the Gold Canyon Arts Council turned over 35 soprano ukulele packages to Four Peaks Elementary School to expand its music programs. The school’s music teacher, Bart Muller, had recently contacted Arts Council volunteer Ray Cunningham to explore the possibility of such a donation, which led to its approval by the Arts Council’s board of directors. Muller also is responsible for Four Peaks ongoing Lead Guitar program for 5th and 6th grade students. He believes teaching 4th graders how to play the ukulele, a fretted stringed instrument similar to a guitar, but much smaller and easier to play, will stimulate their interest in joining the Lead Guitar program the following school year. The Lead Guitar program began last school year upon Muller joining the Four Peaks faculty. It teaches students how to read music and play the nylon-string classical guitar. The program expanded this school year from just a few student participants the initial year to involve as many as two dozen 5th and 6th grade students this year, despite the complications imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic such as remote learning at home via Zoom. Each mahogany soprano ukulele package consists of the instrument, an electronic tuner, a spare set of strings, a set of three picks, an instruction book, and a canvas case. The Arts Council purchased the 35 packages at a substantial discount from Cordoba Guitars, an affiliate of Guitar Salon International (GSI), a major manufacturer of classical guitars, ukuleles and other stringed instruments. GSI also supports Lead Guitar, a non-profit based in Tucson, with its guitar instructional programs at more than 70 elementary and secondary schools in five states. Four Peaks Elementary School and Apache Junction High School are two of these programs. The Cordoba ukulele packages were enthusiastically accepted by Four Peaks principal, Phyllis Ballemare, and Bart Muller. Ms. Ballemare said, “Teaching students the fine arts is a major focus at our school, hence, we welcome this opportunity for our 4th graders to learn how to play and enjoy the ukulele.” Muller added, “This donation of 35 ukuleles will enable an entire class of 4th grade students to participate at the same time and simplify the teaching challenge. We are most grateful to the Gold Canyon Arts Council and to Cordoba Guitars for making this possible.”

Tell me, is it just a bit terse to banish the good “Doctor’s” poetic verse when he won’t eat with a goat or hitch a ride on a boat? And can we not laugh at the antics of a Cat who is wearing a ridiculously crooked tall hat? Is there no limit to a culture that alters the spaces that have put big smiles on these little ones’ faces? We seem to be treading on an unchartered sea where the person in charge is definitely not me! So, what is the future for kids who love Seuss? Do we give up and give in and just say it’s no use? But you better beware! You think there’s no more to lose? It just may be next, that there’s no… MOTHER GOOSE!!!

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH MARSHA MARSHADORRIS

SUNNY CITRUS LAYERED CHEESECAKE

This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is worth it. The bright citrus flavors really shine. PREP: 35 min + cooling BAKE: 1 hour 25 min. + chilling Makes: 16 servings

CRUST: 1 c all-purpose flour 1/3 c sugar 1 tsp. grated lemon zest 1/3 c cold butter, cubed FILLING: 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened 1 1/3 c sugar 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten ¼ cup fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp. grated lime zest** 3 drops green food coloring ¼ c fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest 6 drops yellow food coloring, divided ¼ c fresh orange juice 1 Tbsp. grated orange zest 2 drops of red food coloring TOPPING: ¾ c sour cream 1 Tbsp. sugar ¼ tsp. lemon extract Optional: Orange, lime and lemon slices

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place a greased 9-inch springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Wrap foil securely around pan. Place on baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar and zest; cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes. Cool on wire rack. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar just until smooth. Beat in flour and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Divide batter into thirds (about 1 ¾ c each). To 1 portion, add lime juice, lime zest** and green food coloring. Pour batter over crust. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan (this is called a water bath); add 1 inch of hot water to larger pan. Bake until center is just set and top appears dull, about 25 minutes. To another portion of batter, add lemon juice, lemon zest and 3 drops of yellow food coloring. Remove pan from oven. Gently spoon lemon mixture over lime layer. Return to oven; bake until center is just set and top appears dull, about 25 minutes.

In small bowl, whisk topping ingredients. Gently spoon over cheesecake in small dollops; spread carefully. Return to oven; bake 5 minutes. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove foil. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled. Remove rim from pan. If desired, top with orange, lime and lemon slices. Refrigerate leftovers. 1 piece 394 cal., 27 g fat (16g sat. fat), 117mg chol., 231mg sod., 33g carb. (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g pro. **This is the first time I made this recipe and thought it was very, very good, but I think the lime zest was a little over powering. If you are not a lime lover, you may want to cut down on the lime zest or not use it. The lemon and orange zest was fine. Recipe published in “Taste of Home Magazine” by Sue Gronholz.

To remaining batter, add orange juice, orange zest, red food coloring and remaining 3 drops yellow food coloring. Remove pan from oven. Gently spoon over lemon layer. Return to oven, bake until center is just set and top appears dull, 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven.

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Discover Arizona's first and oldest botanical garden. With collections from many of the worlds' deserts, you will learn how this myriad of plants are crucial to our survival. Learn what makes desert plants unique and allows them to survive in regions with such low precipitation. This tour will last approximately one hour and cover 0.5 miles. This introduction to Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a great gateway to further involvement at BTA and is accessible for most everyone. Space is very limited so preregistration is required. Free with Admission.

6021 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Ste 4 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

6724 S. Kings Ranch Road Ste 103 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

480-288-9341

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Friday, May 7th | BTA Book Club | 9 AM Book: "Talking to the Ground," by Douglas Preston— Doug Preston and his family rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico in 1992. Join them as they retrace the route taken by the Navajo deity Naayee' neizghani, the Slayer of Alien Gods on his quest to restore beauty and balance to the Earth. Most of the country was remote and dangerous, with no trails or roads, but this book is more than mere adventure. The book holds a story that weaves together history, archaeology, anthropology and Navajo religious belief and prophecy…along with, it must be said, some passages of sheer terror. More than a travelogue, Preston's account of the journey is also a tale of two cultures meeting in a sacred land. Book titles are available for sale in our gift shop! To register email Vicki at BTAbookclub@msn.com Saturday, May 15th | BTA Photo Club Meeting via Zoom | 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM The BTA Photo Club continues to host monthly meetings via Zoom. Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital photography and post-processing, are invited to join. Living out of state? No problem, you can participate anywhere in the world, simply adjust your login for Mountain Standard or Arizona Time. The club focuses on sharing informative programs on photography

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and image-editing platforms, which typically include on-screen demonstrations of digital editing tools and techniques, discussion of artistic elements such as composition and lighting, and friendly critique of participants' photos. If you are interested in joining the group please email them at ad.dpeg.bta@gmail. com and they will send you an invitation to join! Thursday, May 27th | Authors (Virtually) @ the Arboretum - Gary Nabhan| 6:00 PM Kick off your summer reading list and hear from the authors of books that will pull at your heartstrings, challenge misconceptions, and leave you ready to take action. We often wonder how we can be good stewards of our environment. In BTA’s first virtual author series, Authors (virtually) @ the Arboretum, hear from internationally acclaimed authors on their approach. These authors inspire readers to see the natural world through a more critical lens. Through cultivating an appreciation and understanding of the natural world; you can be a better steward of the environment.

A colorful swim by Kate O'brien

Gary Paul Nabhan is the Kellogg Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Enduring Seeds, Gathering in the Desert, and Food from the Radical Center. Honored with a MacArthur “Genius” Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, and other awards, Nabhan has lived in the desert for more than forty years. In this refreshing collection, one of our best writers on desert places, Gary Paul Nabhan, challenges traditional notions of the desert. Beautiful, reflective, and at times humorous, Nabhan’s extended essay also called “The Nature of Desert Nature” reveals the complexity of what a desert is and can be. He passionately writes about what it is like to visit a desert and what living in a desert looks like when viewed through a new frame, turning ageold notions of the desert on their heads. Nabhan invites a prism of voices—friends, colleagues, and advisors from his more than four decades of study of deserts—to bring their own perspectives. Scientists, artists, desert contemplatives, poets, and writers bring the desert into view and investigate why these places compel us to walk through their sands and beneath their cacti and acacia. We observe the spines and spears, stings, and songs of the desert anew. Unexpected. Surprising. Enchanting. Like the desert itself, each essay offers renewed vocabulary and thoughtful perceptions. 24 | Superstition Living

Top of Superstition by Brandon Knuth

Desert blooms by Debbie Mull


OUT&ABOUT Photography from around the area

We want to highlight YOUR PHOTOS! Email me at editor@mansurdesign.com. LIMIT 2 PHOTOS PER PERSON.

Peralta Trail by Tom Nuse

Dad and his babies by Laura Day

Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way. by Ronnie D

Gilded Flicker looking out of a saguaro by Kalvin Davis

Peralta Pre Hunt Meeting by Elissa B Easter sunset from Peralta Trails by Kevin Crocker May 2021 | 25


Desert tortoises by Collins family

Nose deep by Cheryl Noll

Trails at Superstition Mountain in Gold Canyon by Bob Lathrop

BUSINESSDIRECTORY

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Self Service, RV, & Touch Free Car Wash

480-293-4904 PERSONAL & BUSINESS TAX PREPARATION

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AC & HEATING

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CHURCH Gold Canyon United Methodist Church ..................................... (480) 982-377

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Dawn in Apache Junction by Brett Robinson

King of the cactus by Denise March

Roadrunners enjoying the morning sun by Jerry Jordan

CHURCH

COMPUTER REPAIR

Baby Great Horned owls by Larry

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CONSTRUCTION

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Spring fed pond in Superior AZ by Dave Leach

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REAL ESTATE

Karen “KJ” Johnson Realtor & Gold Canyon Specialist

602-809-8998

Call to see what your home is worth

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Gold Canyon Realty LLC Michael Cowan........... (480) 689-3812

WINDOW CLEANING

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

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FREE ESTIMATES

Reasonable Prices

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480-247-1309


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