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Weavers Needle from above Peralta Canyon by Michael Albrough
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A.D.O.B.E News.............................. 6 Tip & Hints on Landscaping.......... 11 Financial Focus............................. 15 Healing Naturally.......................... 17 Real Estate For You....................... 19 In The Kitchen............................... 22
Staff Picks of the Month.........................8 Story Telling with Zarco Guerrero.......... 9 National Remembrance Day.................. 9 Environmental Stewardship Event.......10 Art in the Olive Grove...........................12 AJUSD gets Interactiveboards..............12 Rock and Gem Show............................13 Gecko Expresso Meet The Artists........13
Canyon Sounds Performance Series....14 Autumn's Respite.................................15 The Season for Giving Thanks..............20 Wildfires? First Response.....................21 Events at SMM................................23-25 GC Business Fair...................................25 GC Arts Council Guitar Recipient.........26 15th Annual Fall Studio Tour................26 November Events at the Arbortum.....27 15th Annual Celebration of Veterans in Gold Canyon......................................... 28 Local Author's new Book......................28
Local Events .........................................5 Out & About Photography..................29 Business Directory..............................31
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Sundays, All November from 8am to 12pm | Sonoran Farmer's Market. Join us every Sunday for hand crafted, local vendors, misters, seating, shade, produce, and music! Old Bashas Parking lot, 300 Apache Trail. Saturday, November 20th, 8am to 11:30am | Gold Canyon Garden Club Plant and Garage Sale. Come join us out at Mountainbrook Village for our Plant and Garage sale. Out on on Red Yucca Lane and Jojoba Court. Saturday, November 20th, 9am to 1pm | Superstition Mountain Museum will host a Dutch Oven cooking Workshop. Learn how to cook in a Dutch Oven at a half-day demonstration class. Dutch Ovens are large cast iron pots that are used over an open fire or with charcoal piled under and on top of the lid of the pot, for cooking or baking food. Everything from soup and meat to desserts can be prepared in them. Dutch Oven cooking experts Russ and Susan Richins, from the Rockin’ RR Chuckwagon, are the instructors. They have written Dutch oven cookbooks which are available in the museum gift shop. Registration is necessary and the cost is $25 per person. For more information, go to superstitionmountainmuseum.org.
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Saturday, November 27th, 9 am to 2 pm | Small Business Saturday & Vendor Fair hosted by Gold Canyon Strong at the Gold Canyon Executive Suites, 6589 S. Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon. Dozens of small businesses & vendors, Food trucks, Entertainment by Vocalist Nancy Marie, and Santa at 11am. We still have room for more outdoor vendors. To learn more: www. goldcanyongrooves.wixsite.com/dance/vendor-fair-registration Tons of events are happening all over this month so be sure to check them all out!
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A.D.O.B.E. NEWS GLENNWALP A.D.O.B.E PRESIDENT
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“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not only our past misfortunes of which all men have some.” ….....………………………………..Charles Dickens According to historians, the reason “The Pilgrims” came to America was not for religious freedom. But rather, it is proposed, it was to relocate to a place of freedom where they would be free to (1) spread the gospel to remote parts of the world, and (2) protect their children from a worldly culture that was leading them astray from family and God. As we know, half the Purists (approximately 50 – one died on the voyage over) who came over on the Mayflower died during their first winter in America. Yet they survived and flourished, and as their leader William Bradford suggested, those who died in America that winter became the stepping stones for the Christian religion that founded America. This Thanksgiving may we all give thanks for the rich heritage we received because over one million women and men were willing to die to keep us free. At a recent meeting I heard Pinal County Sherrif Mark Lamb speak about the differences between America’s constitution and the constitutions of other nations. In other lands stated Mark, their constitution tells their people what they cannot do, while America’s constitution tells their leaders (government) what they cannot do. And that is freedom.
our freedom taken away, it may be difficult to really grasp the thought of having our freedom removed, where every move, every breath is monitored and controlled by someone else. When the big gates close the sound of that crashing metal against metal is a sound of finality, as you awake each morning to a foreign freedom less world. Thank God we live in a land of freedom, and in a community where the people love God country and freedom. May America – with all its warts – live long and free. The ADOBE Membership Meeting will be held on November 18, 2021, at the Gold Canyon Best Western, social time starting at 6:15 pm and the meeting at 7pm. This month the presenters will be Mr. Brian Sexton of Gateway Airport and ADOBE member Steve Edwards who will be talking about airplane “training flights” over Gold Canyon. Please come to the meeting and let your thoughts – both pro and con – be known. If you wish to nominate someone for the ADOBE Board, please contact Ms. Pam Burks at email@example.com. On behalf of the ADOBE Board, have a blessed Thanksgiving 2021. Glenn A. Walp ADOBE- “The Voice and Heart of Gold Canyon since 1989”
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The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec, recommended by Megan Look to the Norse poems and all you’ll find of the giant/witch Angrboda are a few lines defining her as the mother of the beasts that would propel the beginning of Ragnarok. Gornichec takes those bare descriptions and turns them into 368 pages that humanize Angrboda, Loki, Skadi, and Hel - even Fenrir and Jörmungand. She weaves a story that dances with the Poetic Edda to fill in its blank spots, making the old stories of Norse mythology new and interesting again. South of the Deuce by James L. Thane, recommended by Vicki In the fourth of the Sean Richardson police procedurals, Richardson is summoned to investigate the murder of a young woman wrapped in plastic and clutching an expensive handbag. The ID in the bag is a woman’s found 40 years earlier in that park, the grandmother of the current victim and the first of four bodies discovered in the area. After Richardson is called to the scene of a second woman discovered murdered and dumped, he realizes he is chasing either a copycat killer or the predator is back to continue his carnage — and a third victim already is targeted.
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A satisfying, no-frills narrative with an intriguing storyline and straightforward delivery. Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger, recommended by Tracie Krueger does it again and even better with Lightning Strike. The blend of the cultures and families in the small town of Aurora, MN on the edge of the Boundaries Waters is compelling and mystifying as the Liam, Cork's father, tries to solve the death of a family friend. Cork is twelve years old and enjoying the Midwest summers of swimming, biking, newspaper route, hiking and wasting time with his friends when they find the body: murder or suicide? Loved it! Did not want it to end! Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildlife, a Guide to When, Where & How by Bruce D. Taubert, recommended by Louise There are probably almost as many frustrated wildlife photographers in Arizona as there are wildlife photographers in Arizona. Just when you get that duck in the frame and your camera focused, the darn thing swims away. Or flies away. Or dives under the water. Likewise with the other birds, mammals and bugs: who knew that butterflies fly so fast?
Bruce D. Taubert has written a delightful and helpful book for those of us who wish we could be better wildlife photographers. He begins with the basics of photography (apertures, ISOs, exposures), discusses appropriate seasons to find various wildlife and even outlines some legalities. The bulk of the book is organized by wild area. For each area, Taubert gives the best season and hours for finding your quarry, directions to get there, whether you can use a regular vehicle, whether there’s a hike involved and if so, how difficult it is. Interspersed are occasional tips for taking better photos (night photography, photographing flying birds, etc.). The book is chock-a-block full of Taubert’s own lovely pictures. In fact, I like the presentation so much I’m going to buy my own copy; that way you can borrow the library’s copy. Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie, recommended by Karen Songs in Ursa Major is an engaging story about music, love, self-discovery, and family. It offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the music industry in the late 60s and early 70s from a woman’s point of view, and how challenging it could be. Also, check out the accompanying playlist on Spotify while reading for some great music of the era. Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg, recommended by Tracie This was hilarious! A group of friends started out as a book club, which veers into Confession Club when they realized how much they needed it. The town is small, the members range in age, and the scenarios made me laugh out loud! The last half gets more serious as the members try to get their act together with decision making, goal setting and communication. My favorite member of the Confession Club was the local librarian - you will have to read the book to find out what she confesses!
Día de Los Muertos Storytelling with Zarco Guerrero On November 2nd at 2:30 PM, at the Apache Junction Library. Join sculptor, maskmaker, and puppeteer, Zarco Guerrero for Día de Los Muertos Storytelling. This socially distanced program for adults celebrates and pays homage to the traditional holiday of the Day of the Dead, which is significant in Latin America and the American Southwest. Zarco and his cast of zany characters celebrate Día de Los Muertos with a sense of humor and reflection. This program is made possible through the Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library of Apache Junction.
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NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE DAY You still have time to sponsor a wreath for a Veteran's grave. They are only $15 a piece! There are 3000 Veterans Graves at the Mountainview Cemetery. We only need 1000 more wreaths to be sponsored! Please sponsor a wreath before November 15th so that we can get our order in for the National Remembrance Day on December 18, 2021. Scan the QR code with your smart phone camera to make a donation or go online www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/AZ0184P If you would like to come out to the ceremony as well as help decorate a veteran's grave, please call Nancy Fassbender at 520-280-4715. This is a rewarding experience that you and your family can share together.
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13th Annual Footprints Matter to Us & Natural Restorations Environmental Stewardship Event at Hewitt Station.
Join Us, Saturday, December 4th from 8am to 12pm and volunteer at the 13th Annual Footprints Matter to Us & Natural Restorations Environmental Stewardship Event at Hewitt Station. Together we can make a difference! Explore the shadows of the Superstitions while picking up trash and leaving the area better than you found it. It's going to be a great event for the entire family! Youth volunteers are welcome when accompanied and supervised by a parent, guardian, or adult group leader. Groups and clubs are welcome; we can accommodate small and large groups. If you have a truck or trailer, we need help getting trash back to the dumpsters. Register for participation and to receive all of the cleanup details, including directions to the staging area. Visit www. naturalrestorations.org and click on the Event Calendar button. You do not need to purchase a Tonto Recreation Pass to participate in this event. Youth volunteers are welcome when they are accompanied and supervised by a parent, guardian, or adult group leader. Natural Restorations will sign off on service hours or provide a Confirmation of Volunteer Service letter for youth volunteers. This project is financed in part by a grant from the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Fund administered by Arizona State Parks & Trails. The cleanup event is also possible due to support from the US Forest Service Tonto National Forest, Arizona Toy Pros, Battleborn Offroad, Copperpoint Insurance Companies, Davidson’s Inc., Desert Monsters Tours,
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Environmental Professionals of Arizona, Gallery of Guns, ICON Vehicle Dynamics, J. Bowers & Associates, Illuminated Funds Groups, LeBaron & Carroll Insurance, Nitro Gear & Axle, OdySea Aquarium, ON Semiconductor Foundation, REI, SRP, State48 Overland, Tru Flask, Unisource Energy Services, Victory 4x4 and Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative. Natural Restorations is an Arizonabased 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They remove trash & graffiti from outdoor recreation & wilderness areas, revitalize natural areas through replanting projects, and enrich the lives of Military Veterans & other community members. They accomplish their mission by hosting volunteer cleanup events across the state for youth & community members & they manage & support a Dedicated Restoration Team with contracted Military Veterans who help them conduct restorations beyond the reach of most volunteers. They have removed over 415 tons of trash and 31,552 square feet of graffiti from our gorgeous state! That’s 830,000 pounds of trash no longer littering Arizona’s outdoor spaces. They have removed over 1 million pounds of trash (1,180,020.6 pounds/590 tons) from outdoor recreation and wilderness areas across Arizona. They have also removed over 40,075 square feet of graffiti painted on rocks and boulders, and recycled 1,133 tires dumped in natural areas. They planted 22,030 trees in the Cactus Fire burn scar at the Lower Salt River, part of the Lower Salt River Restoration Project with Program Managers from the EcoCulture team at NAU. They also began
the first phase replanting in the Bush Fire scar area in May 2021. Can’t make it, but still want to help? If you can’t make it, you can still help! They are always raising funds for new trash & graffiti removal projects and replanting projects. Visit www.naturalrestorations. org and click on Donate to make your taxdeductible donation. If your company or organization is looking for volunteer opportunities and/ or you’d like to sponsor a cleanup event, please reach out to them at contact@ naturalrestorations.org You can also help put Military Veterans to work by sponsoring our Dedicated Restoration Team Projects. You can donate to them at no cost to you by selecting Natural Restorations as your Amazon Smile charity organization and enrolling with Fry’s Community Rewards Program and selecting them as your Community Rewards Organization.
• 11/06/21 – Four Peaks & Sugar Loaf Cleanup with CopperState 4 Wheelers • 11/07/21 – Four Peaks Replanting with Four Peaks Brewery • 11/26/21 - 4th annual Green Friday Lower Salt River Cleanup • 11/27/21 - Lower Sycamore Replanting • 12/04/21 - 13th annual Hewitt Station Cleanup Receive updates on all of our volunteer events by joining the Volunteer Email List, at naturalrestorations.org.
TIPS & HINTS ON LANDSCAPING TOMMCDONALD
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One of the largest North American squirrels, our Rock Squirrel has a speckled grayish–brown coat, lighter in front than the rear, giving it a cape-like look. The bushy tail is as long as its body with white edging. Named for their favorite habitat of rocky areas with low vegetation, these critters will also gladly burrow under your foundation or concrete slab. Active during the early morning and evening, the rock squirrel forages for mesquite seed pods, insects, cactus fruit, and even hunts birds and their eggs. During the heat of the day, they retreat to their extensive, complex burrow system. Squirrels in the northern part of their range will hibernate during the colder months, however those in the south may actually estivate (summer hibernation) during the hottest periods. Social animals, they can be found in colonies of several females and one dominant male, who has earned his right to lead by defeating other mature males. My experiences with the rock squirrel have been ‘rocky’ to say the least. My first encounter was two weeks before my daughter was to be married on our property. An unmistakable odor
of decomposing rodent perfumed the master bath, soon to be the site of prewedding cosmetic activity. Upon further sniffing, it was determined the only course of action was to cut a hole in the dry wall and pull it out. The ‘it’ turned out to a dead rock squirrel which had evidently followed the plumbing pipes into the crawl space under the tub. Since then, I have had to block these pesky, persistent critters from digging under my cool deck and house foundation, climbing on the roof, as well as the constant battle of keeping them from storing mesquite bean pods in our tool and parts bins. The attached photo of my Bar-B-Q shows two wheelbarrow loads of dirt that an enterprising squirrel excavated from his tunnel which ended under my grill. Too crafty to get caught in a normal rodent trap, we have had
some success with electric traps and sonic chasers. The rock squirrel has a unique and fearless way of dealing with snakes. Upon spying an approaching snake, the squirrel will stamp its feet while swishing its tail back and forth. If that strategy fails to deter the snake, the squirrel will push soil and sand into the snake’s face! Would that we all had such courage in the face of adversity! Note: The second installment of my series on State Trust Land is coming soon! —Tom
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WELCOME TO “ART IN THE OLIVE GROVE” Artists of the Superstitions invite you to mark your calendar for Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 9 am to 3 pm for a day of Fine Art, Entertainment, and Wine Tasting in the park-like setting of the Queen Creek Olive Mill. The Olive Mill is located at 25062 S. Meridian Rd. in Queen Creek (off Combs Rd). Visitors will have the opportunity to view and purchase Fine Art from members of the Artists of the Superstitions displaying their painting, photography, jewelry, woodworking and gourd creations. The Artists of the Superstitions is a juried art group of award-winning artists originally only from Apache Junction and Gold Canyon and was formed in 2007. Membership in the organization is now open to all artists without geographical restrictions. AOTS sponsors five Fine Art Shows every year, including the popular Studio Art Tours in November and the Spring Fling Studio Tour coming March 19th and 20th. The Queen Creek Olive Mill has local finely crafted olive oil for sale in their gift shop plus, coffee, pizza and wonderful sandwiches. You can take a tour of the Olive Mill for a fee. For more information: Email: artists.superstitions@gmail. com website: www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com Admission to the show is FREE to the public. Contact for the Olive Mill: 480-888-9290
Apache Junction Unified School District's Interactiveboards
Erika Longachre calls up a student to the front of the room. The Peralta Trail Elementary School teacher is teaching her kindergarten and first grade students the sound of letters, and she’s using an interactive board to do so. Deegan touches the 75-inch screen and the letter “d” is displayed. Deegan pronounces the “d” sound and with Longachre’s prompt, the rest of her students follow suit. Scenes like this are being repeated throughout Peralta Trail, Four Peaks and Desert Vista, the three elementary schools in the Apache Junction Unified School District. The district recently purchased and installed 20 of the interactive boards for K-2 classes, and the boards confirm what teachers and principals already knew: Students, and younger kids in particular, learn more quickly through a visual medium. “The primary value of the boards comes from their interactivity,” said AJUSD executive director of educational services Chad Cantrell. “They create possibilities that aren't available with pen and paper, but they also make those basic pen and paper functions more engaging to students … When kids are engaged, they are learning. Interactive whiteboards provide an opportunity to engage students when used effectively.” Or as Peralta Trail principal Natalie Clement put it, “watching TV is something they’re already very good at. This is teacher guided video learning. It’s visual and interactive.”
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Clement said the boards – which replaced older Smart Boards - are superior because the clarity is improved and the classroom lights don’t have to be turned down when the screen is on. That allows students to work while they’re studying the screen. Longacre said her students “are more inclined to pay attention,” when she’s using the board. Plus, they like to show off when they’re called upon. “I feel the kids definitely participate more during a lesson on the “TV” because I call them up to teach and they love showing off their skills,” she said. “They also help with all different types of students’ learning styles.” Longacre said she uses the board to write words, make sentence corrections, do the alphabet and solve math problems. “This board is pretty much a staple in my classroom,” she said.
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AJUSD plans to buy 100 more of the boards after it receives its ESSER II funding, sometime next spring.
HAIL TO OUR GECKO ARTISTS! by Dr. Mary Stokrocki, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University Some local artists sell/share their work at Gecko’s, our favorite coffee shop that we walk to/from nearly everyday now for 2-3 years. Such artworks require closeup details that their creators accomplish with great variety and skill.
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We have rocks, gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, jewelry WHEN supplies, and unusual Saturday,rare November 20 th crystals from vendors throughout the state. This show benefits our Scholarship Fund for local 9am –5pm st students. There will Sunday, November 21 be food, raffles and the best silent auctions the state! Plus lots of fun and activities for the 10am–in4pm whole family. Skyline High WHERE Admission is $3.00 for Adults, $1 for School StudentsGym with ID, Skyline students and Children 12 & under are free. Visit www. Skyline High ajrockclub.com for more information. School Gym W 825 N. Crismon Road, WEB ADDRESS Mesa AZ 85207 . .
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Earth Science Scholarships RuthAnn Meland loves to paint with acrylic on t-shirts, even though she is blind in one eye. They are 100% cotton and BENEFITING machine washed with cold water, regular cycle, and air dried. Skyline High School Students via AJR&G Earth Science Scholarships She also paints with acrylic on rocks, metal tags, and tiles. See the variety of her marks on her unfired [5”x 5”] acrylic painted porcelain tile. Contact her at ruthannmeland@gmail. com or 480-522-8530.
Visit Gecko Espresso for great coffee and other drinks and buy/view other artforms such as photography, prismatic pours, and homemade wooden frames. Gecko Expresso is located at 5301 S. Superstition Mountain Dr, 103, Gold Canyon www.gecko-espresso.business.site or find them on Facebook. (480) 288-6624 November 2021 | 13
Canyon Sounds Performance Series The Diamonds: “Silverbells and Diamonds” Holiday Concert
Friday, December 17th at 7:00 pm Venue: Gold Canyon United Methodist Church 6640 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 More Information at goldcanyonarts.org
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From “The Diamonds”, the group that brought us “Little Darlin” and 16 Billboard hit records, comes a joyous and rockin’ celebration of The Season. With their smooth harmonies, they will blend hits like “Why Do Fools Fall In Love , “Silhouettes”, “Jersey Boys and Motown Medleys” with sparkling Yuletide favorites like “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year ”, “Happy Holidays Medley”, Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song” and others. In addition to their vocal talent, The Diamonds are excellent instrumentalists. So, get ahead of this potentially sold-out show by purchasing your tickets now! Members of The Diamonds are Adam David Marino, a regional theatre singer who has performed as Richie Valens in “The Buddy Holly Story”. Bass singer, Jeff Dolan has been a member of the vocal jazz group, “Beachfront Property” and the Ray Coniff Singers. Michael Lawrence, tenor, is a recording artist, and has been lead singer at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka. Baritone singer, Gary Owens, is the longest member of The Diamonds and their vocal arranger. Together, they strive to keep their special chemistry and unique identity. Advance adult tickets are $30, and students are $5. At the door price is $35. Purchase at goldcanyonarts.org, or at the following ticket outlets: • Robin Rotella Realtors, 6641 S. Kings Ranch Road, 85118 (Cash, Check, Credit Card) • Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail, 85218 (Cash only) The Gold Canyon Arts Council’s core mission is Student Arts Education, providing: Performing artist in-school concerts, workshops, and master classes. Donation of instruments and guitar lessons with non-profit partner, Lead Guitar Visual arts lessons and supplies Chuck Cuffaro, GCAC Publicity Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 513-608-0719
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FINANCIAL FOCUS MATTRUPPERT BUILD YOUR ‘CASH’ ACCOUNT BEFORE RETIRING If you’re going to retire in the next few years, you’ll want to start thinking about making some changes to your investment portfolio. And one area you may want to look at is whatever type of cash account you might have – because, when you’re retired, the amount of cash you have readily available may be even more important than when you were working. Your cash management account could pay a slightly higher rate than a typical savings account, as well as serving as a holding place for funds that may eventually be transferred to other investments. Furthermore, it can provide you with these benefits: • You can pay for emergency expenses. You might be retired, but life goes on – and life is full of unexpected expenses, such as a new furnace or a costly auto repair. It’s a good idea for retirees to keep at least three months of living expenses in a separate cash account, which can help pay for emergencies without forcing you to dip into your longer-term investments. • You can save for a short-term goal. You may have several short-term goals, such as a long vacation or a kitchen remodeling project. If you are trying to reach this type of goal within a year or two, you may want to start moving funds into your cash management account. For goals with longer time frames, you may want to consider using other types of investments appropriate for the specific goal and your risk tolerance. • You can protect some money from market volatility. When you’re a long way from retirement, you may not be particularly bothered when the financial markets drop, leading to a decline in the value of your investment portfolio. However, once you’re retired, those downturns might not be quite so tolerable. As a retiree, you may want to maintain one year of expenses (adjusted for outside income sources such as Social Security) in a cash management account for spending purposes. Knowing you have this cash set aside may help you feel more comfortable when markets are volatile. Nevertheless, holding too much cash has risks of its own. Retirement can last for more than 30 years, so you’ll want to be invested in enough equities and fixed-income vehicles to provide your portfolio with the balance and growth potential necessary to help you avoid outliving your money. As you can see, building your cash management account can be helpful in several ways. So, in the years preceding your retirement, look for opportunities to add to this account. For example, you could use some of the money from a tax refund or a bonus at work. And, if you haven’t already done so, you might direct your bank to move a certain amount each month from your checking or savings account into your cash management. When you’re retired, do what you can to replenish your cash account as much as possible. Your cash management account is important at every point in your life, but it may take on even greater meaning when you’re retired – so do whatever you can to keep it in good shape.
Autumn’s Respite —AZ Style By Marcia Nelson Summer’s finally over, with its heat and muddy roads. All thanks to the Monsoon rains that brought on some poison toads! But our seasons do change, and the air grows crisp and cool. We can now enjoy some patio time instead of dips in a too hot pool. In Autumn you can even play your favorite outdoor sport, maybe on golf’s grassy lawn or on the Pickleball court! Our seasonal folks are back, and these neighbors will again relay their travel stories of their back home friends and kin. Soon Winter will be approaching and it will be a busy time. I hear the goose is getting fat. And…do I detect a scent of Pine?!
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC.
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THE FENG SHUI OF LETTING GO both the clothing and the fear of forgetting—making space in both my physical and mental closets. At the same time, I can honor Mom by donating her clothes to others who will truly appreciate and use them. It’s a win/win—energy flows out of my space and into the world where it can benefit someone else.
I’m a big believer in the mind-body connection—our mental health affects our physical health, and vice versa. Today let’s look at “letting go” as a path to better mental and physical health. The practice of feng shui is partially based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of ourselves. The goal is to harmonize your home’s energy with your own to allow a flow of energy (qi) that aligns with who you are and where you want to go in life. This can be accomplished in many ways, but for now I want to concentrate on the idea of getting rid of clutter. Clutter is that which you no longer need or love. It might be too much furniture, too many books or knick-knacks, or overstuffed closets. In feng shui, this is considered “stuck energy.” It’s also a reflection of being stuck in old thought patterns that are not for your highest good. Dwelling on critical and self-judgmental thoughts can rob us of peace, rest, and the ability to experience our fullest potential. Cleaning your closet is a great way to begin clearing out those negative thoughts. As we clear our physical space and allow energy to flow, we also are making space in our minds for new, life-affirming thoughts. Clutter can sometimes make us feel protected, but what if those things are a way of burying thoughts or emotions that we should allow to surface so we can deal with them? There are several pieces of clothing in my closet that belonged to my mother, who passed away in 2002. The other day as I was going through my things, I tried them on. They aren’t my style, they don’t fit me well, and I never will wear them. I asked myself, “Why am I hanging on to my mother’s clothes?” I realized that I was afraid that as time passed memories of my mother would fade and that I would somehow lose touch with her. By allowing these thoughts to rise to the surface, I was able to make the conscious decision to release
As you clear your closet, you may find yourself thinking, “Why did I buy this?” or “I’ll never fit into that again!” These thoughts can lead to self-judgment and negativity. Allow yourself compassion and self-acceptance as you go through your old wardrobe. Release the past and embrace and love yourself for who you are now. As you release the clutter in your closet and give to others what they may need, you allow that stuck energy to flow, creating room for new energy in your home and life. The shedding of the old and anticipation of an exciting future. Have fun!
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If you want to sell your home quickly — and for the most profit — you can’t just list it and cross your fingers. Successful sales are well-planned sales, and there are several ways in which you can make sure your own home sale turns out as you’d like it to. 1. Know Your Target Market What kind of people are buying homes in your area? Is your neighborhood popular among new families, retirees, young singles? Do a little research to see what type of buyers are typically attracted to the area, and figure out how your home caters to their lifestyle. Marketing is one of the most important aspects when it comes to a successful home sale, and knowing who to target is the first step. Once you have learned a bit about your potential buyers and what they’re looking for, use that information to guide the rest of your sale preparations. Consider what you’ve learned about their wants and needs and carry that into any renovations you do, your listing, and your open houses. Make your home one that your buyers really want to live, and you just might find yourself in the midst of a bidding war! 2. Call In The Pros
price it too high. Mistakes in contractual paperwork could land you in hot water, and overall you’re more likely to experience stress during your home sale if you try to do it all yourself. Find a real estate agent that you’re comfortable with, and you’ll be more likely to get what your home is worth without the extra stress. 3. Fix It Up
When you sell your home without enlisting in the help of a professional, you open the door for significant mistakes to be made. Real estate professionals have the expert knowledge and experience that is needed to steer your home sale towards the best possible outcome. They can offer advice on listing price, marketing materials, open houses, offers received, and can take care of paperwork.
Making sure that key renovations are up-to-date before selling your home is another crucial factor if you want to sell it quickly and profitably. Important things to consider include your kitchen, bathrooms, and roof, as buyers tend to scrutinize those areas the most during a walk-through. Make sure that everything is in good condition and looks presentable before listing — you don’t want potential buyers to see any red flags when looking at your property.
Attempting to do everything yourself may sound feasible, but you could sell yourself short by accidentally pricing your home too low, or you may be on the market forever if you
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Every day is the Season for Giving thanks. Sue Schaffer What is the difference between being thankful and being grateful? Is there really anything out there for us to be thankful for? A quick look at the news headlines can make you wonder. Looking at the toll life has taken on each of us, as well as our friends and family, can be equally sobering. Yet there are things to be thankful for. Our simplest abilities—breathing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing—are all gifts that have been given to us without any effort or earning on our part. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, thankful and grateful are synonymous - with the exception of two operative words. It defines thankful as “conscious of benefits received,” while defining grateful as “appreciative of benefits received.” The difference between “conscious” and “appreciative” signifies that we can practice being thankful and grateful in two distinctive ways. The English words “Thank You” are derived from the Latin word “tongere,” which means “to think” or “thoughtfulness.” When it first appeared in English form, the concept of thanking someone was roughly translated as “I’ll remember what you did for me.”Being thankful is to be merely conscious or aware of the actions of another person. Too often, we find ourselves saying “thank you” as merely polite behavior. We often mutter them from the corners of our mouths after someone holds the door open for us or hands us our morning coffee. Too often, “thanks” has just become an automatic reply. A true “thank you” given and received from the heart, becomes gratitude. The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word “gratia,” which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways, gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside of them. Being grateful necessitates that we are first affected by one another. As a result, being grateful also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.
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So why is it important to be thankful and grateful? Thankfulness and Gratitude help us to see that there is so much out there that we have been given. It enables us to look outside ourselves, to avert our focus from a macro-lens view to a wider angle, one that shows that goodness is all around us. Admittedly, that goodness is not always easy to recognize. The first step is to develop a pattern and create a life to see and appreciate goodness. Simply put, being thankful is what you say and being grateful is what you are. Did you know that being thankful and grateful can actually be good for you? In fact, it may be one of the easiest things you can do to improve your well-being. A simple prescription for reducing stress and improving your happiness quotient involves nothing more than feeling grateful for the good things in your life. Some simple things to practice: • Slow down • Pay attention to the little things that you see or experience throughout your day and focus on positive moments • Help others • Perform random acts of kindness • Volunteer or give charitable donations • Connect more with others and find time to thank them and be grateful for them • Appreciate those you are with • Find something or someone to be thankful for every day Take just a few minutes to remind yourself of all of the good things you enjoy and anything that might bring a smile to your face. You might be surprised to find how this small effort can bring such great joy to your life, as well as a wide range of health benefits.
move them down to the desert to have their calves in a milder climate. We adjust our cow calf numbers to adapt to the pasture we have available. Don’t forget that cattle are some of your first responders; I just thought I would let you in on a little background. Cattle ranching on the Arizona desert is not only a sustainable practice, it is vital to managing the land. Do you remember the Woodbury Fire? Without managing the grazing, that fire would have been much closer.
I’m your first Responder by Todd Carter For centuries the desert has taken care of itself, by growing grass and having lightening sparked wild fires burn it off. This had the effect of keeping invasive plant species from taking over and causing a “thicket effect” that would result in a much hotter fire, essentially scorching the ground. After the civil war and the expansion westward, the Arizona Territory was open for business. Gold, Copper, silver and a lawless west were prime drivers. A man could drive a small herd of cattle to the territory stake out a homestead and make a meager living. Most herds at the time were small and well managed, but the introduction of the rail road changed that dynamic drastically. The Aztec Land and Cattle Company (an article in itself) bought large amounts of land in a checkerboard along the railroad and started the “Hash Knife Cattle Company”. They had massive amounts of Texas cattle driven into the Northern Arizona territory.
At the time the grass was abundant no one thought it would end. Welcome to the south west, where we “can have a drought”, and We did. The drought cost the Hash Knife, big time, as well as the all the small producers. As Arizona grew as a territory and then into statehood, so did the cattle producers. They started associations to protect brands, police theft and protect grazing rights. As the cattle industry in Arizona progressed (one of the 5 C’S) it realized that it needed to manage its land better. Putting out more cattle during good years and cutting our numbers during drought times. The J-P cattle company has been grazing cattle on the Peralta, state land allotment, since the 70’s and many more ranchers have been utilizing it before. It is not in the best interests of the rancher to “over graze” these lands rendering them useless for the following year. We have pastures in the Show Low area where we keep our cattle in the summer. In the winter we can
Recently some investors had a plan to develop these pastures into residential and light industry. As a bonus they proposed that they would leave open areas as “Preserves”. One would only need to look at California, or North Scottsdale. Remove the cattle, welcome the wild fire potential. Cattle verse wildlife has been popular recently, to claim that “cattle grazing is detrimental to the native wildlife”. These kinds of claims can are far from the truth. Ranches develop sustainable water and manage grasses and pastures that can only improve the environment for native species. With the recent rains from the monsoons we have been blessed with some growth on the desert. Hopefully we will get our winter rain and fall back into a normal growth cycle. As stewards of the land we only want what is best for all who are involved. We hope to use these sustainable management practices for the desert around Gold Canyon to keep our history and heritage for future generations.
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IN THE KITCHEN
WITH MARSHA MARSHADORRIS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt. Whisk well and set aside. In another bowl, add the milk, oil and vanilla. Whisk well and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and brown sugar. Mix on medium to medium high for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs two at a time, mixing on medium after each addition, but only until just combined. Alternately add in the flour mixture and the milk mixture. Add in 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix on medium just until combined. Add in ½ the milk mixture, mixing on medium just until combined. Add in another 1/3 of the flour mixture, mixing only until combined. Add in the last of the milk mixture, mixing only until combined, then the last of the flour mixture and mix until well combined. You only want to mix until well combined, about 20 seconds. Scrape down sides of the bowl and mix again only for several seconds. Mixing for several minutes in too long.
BROWN SUGAR SPICE CAKE WITH CARAMEL CREAM CHEESE GLAZE What a perfect cake for autumn! This is a delicious and moist spice cake with the deep flavor of the brown sugar and pairs well with the richness of the caramel glaze!! Would make an excellent desert for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! FOR THE CAKE:
FOR THE GLAZE:
• 3 cups all purpose flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp baking soda • 2 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp nutmeg • 1 tsp ground ginger • ½ tsp ground cloves • ½ tsp salt • 1 cup butter (room temperature) • 2 cups packed light brown sugar • 4 eggs • 1 cup whole milk • ½ cup oil • 2 tsp vanilla
• ½ cup unsalted butter (room temp) • 1 8oz block of cream cheese (softened) • ¼ tsp salt • 1 tsp vanilla • 4 cups confectioners sugar • 1 tbsp milk or cream • 1 cup of caramel sauce (I used Ghirardelli brand)
Bake at 325 degrees for about 50 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes, then turn out onto a cake plate and cool completely. FOR THE GLAZE: In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the softened butter and cream cheese. Mix on medium until smooth. Add in the salt, vanilla and confectioners sugar. Mix on low at first until incorporated, then on medium until it is well mixed. Add in a tablespoon of milk or cream and mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix again. Add in the caramel sauce and mix until incorporated. Drizzle or pour the glaze over the cooled cake. Chill in the fridge to set up just a bit. You can then add sugared cranberries to the middle of your bundt cake if desired. It makes the cake look pretty and the tartness of the cranberries really works well with the spices in the cake. SUGARED CRANBERRIES • 1 cup sugar, divided • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries Combine ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in cranberries until well coated. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cranberries to a wire cooling rack and let dry for about 50 minutes. If under a ceiling fan it will take only about 15 minutes . You want cranberries to feel sticky. Working in batches, roll cranberries in the remaining ½ cup of sugar until well coated; let dry for about 45 minutes.
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and enlightening journey. There is an admission fee for the gallery, children under 10 are free with a paid adult. Superstition First Light Gathering: Native American Sunrise Blessing
Superstition Mountain Museum is Full of Activities in November By Bill Van Nimwegen With the weather now turning to its most pleasant, and the holidays fast approaching, Superstition Mountain Museum is ready to fill your days with fun, culture, classes and excitement. Be sure to plan a visit and see the newest attractions, most of them are free.
OPENING WEEKEND The Museum officially starts its season with an Opening Weekend on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7. Come and see the renovated Superstition Mountain Railroad model train exhibit running full steam ahead, plus model trains from local guest railroading clubs (N Scale Short Line Club and Arizona Big Train Operators). This entertaining and educational exhibit represents how railroads played a major role in the development of the state of Arizona. The trains, buildings and all of the features are historically accurate and almost all of the buildings were handmade.
Also making its seasonal debut on Saturday, Nov. 6 is the Museum's Working 20-Stamp Ore Mill. It's 100 years old and still crushing rock! It uses heavy metal stamps to pound and break apart ore, releasing the valuable metals and allowing for the extraction of gold and silver for further refining. Public demonstrations are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Superstition Renegades are also back disturbing the peace on the streets of our Old West set. The local professional group brings the 1880s alive with their skits and are always ready to photo-bomb your selfies. The Renegades perform shows of gunplay and outlaw justice at the Museum on Saturdays. Shows begin at noon, 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Opening weekend will also be attended by local favorite Teton Ken and his burro giving rides and spinning tales of his days prospecting in the Superstitions. His "Burro-Mobile" outshines any "Cowboy Cadillac" on the road and even makes its own gas. There will also be snacks and drinks available for purchase at the Goldminer's Cafe, a new addition this year. If you haven't visited the Museum Gallery since its reopening last year, please be ready for a surprise. The space has been completely reimagined and organized to lead visitors on a historical
Join us on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 6:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. for a Native American Sunrise Blessing that will include dances, breakfast and a walking tour of the Museum grounds. Experience the tranquility and beauty of daybreak in the Superstition foothills and watch the sun hit the Goldfields at this unique event. In a 30-min performance, see the worldrenowned Yellowbird dancers and hear Native American stories and flute songs in the fresh air. A catered breakfast will be served followed by a walking tour. Tickets are $40 per person and $70 per member couple and $80 for non-member couple. All proceeds benefit Museum activities.
Old Fashioned Holidays at the Museum The Superstition Mountain Museum's Holiday Boutiques will make your holidays bright. The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28, means big holiday shopping and savings opportunities. It also is a great opportunity to get the family into the Holiday Spirit by enjoying all of the old-fashioned decorations that blanket the barn and museum site each year. The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Boutique features artists and crafters displaying and selling their unique handmade items. In addition, November 28 is “Museum Store Sunday.” The museum Gift Shop will be participating in an international campaign aimed at encouraging shoppers to do their holiday shopping at their local museum shops in order to find unique CONTINUNED ON PG 25
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From PG 23 - SMM EVENTS items and support local cultural, non-profit institutions. As an added enticement for shoppers, on that day the Gift Shop is having a big sale on jewelry, offering 25% off all of these beautiful pieces that make such special gifts. The sale will include unique investment-quality Native American hand-crafted pieces, and silver jewelry made with amethyst from the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, the only amethyst mine in Arizona. Combined with the fact that as a non-profit organization, the shop does not charge sales tax, the savings can be very significant. Classes in November The Museum's popular Desert Survival Class is on November 6 at 9:00 a.m. Hiking and camping in the Sonoran Desert and the Superstition Mountains can be amazing adventures. But these enjoyable experiences can prove deadly if you are not prepared for the unexpected. Join instructor Jean Robert Pelletier, a former Green Beret survival instructor for important tips about surviving in just about any situation. There is a $30 fee for this course that includes a special survival kit for backpacks and a survival booklet. Registration is required. A Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop will be held on November 20, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Learn how to cook in a Dutch Oven at a half-day demonstration class. Dutch Ovens are large cast iron pots that are used over an open fire or with charcoal piled under and on top of the lid of the pot, for cooking or baking food. Everything from soup and meat to desserts can be prepared in them. Dutch Oven cooking experts Russ and Susan Richins, from the Rockin’ RR Chuckwagon, are the instructors. They have written Dutch oven cookbooks which are available in the museum gift shop. Registration is necessary and the cost is $25 per person. The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Superstition Mountain Museum is located at 4087 N. Apache Trail (SR88) in Apache Junction, AZ. Visit superstitionmountainmuseum. org for more information.
GOLD CANYON BUSINESS FAIR 2021 RETURNS NOVEMBER 13, 2021, 9AM-1PM GOLD CANYON COMMUNITY CHURCH | 5810 S. ALAMEDA RD WITHIN THE LARGE OUTDOOR COURTYARD
By: Pam Burks Presented by Gold Canyon Business Association, Event Coordinators, Pam Burks and Chris Bukovac.
Come to support your struggling local businesses, and get those home projects started, window coverings, carpet and tile, and much more for your inside and outside projects! There will also be services, products gifts, and jewelry, that you want and need. Looking to sell your home, or buy a new home, your Gold Canyon Realtors will be there. Our Gold Canyon Realtors are amazing people who support your community in so many ways, they are our trusted neighbors and friends. Come to enjoy the entertainment, and “spin the wheel” to win a door prize valued at $25 or more. Door prizes are provided by each attending business. We Welcome back, Tina Vale to our 2021 Gold Canyon Business Fair, she is a vocalist, writer, poet, friend, and Mom. She is a one girl show! She captivates her audience with her smooth sultry style, along with her ability to go from contemporary pop, classics, rock-nroll, and country music. She is a true prodigy. She has it all, beauty, talent and personality. Since the Gold Canyon Business Fair has been in progress, Tina Vale has been one of our biggest attractions, she is pure entertainment and an announcer extraordinaire!
Come to enjoy the food! We all love Mexican Food, and Estilo Sonora of Superior AZ , is acclaimed to be one of the best! Check out the photo above for a sampling of their tempting menu, tacos, quesadillas, quesatacos, Birria Fries, Mulitas and more. I know, I will be coming hungry to the event. Come to support your local Business! Gecko Expresso will be serving coffee within the event courtyard. There will be many of your favorite businesses along with several new ones. Come out and see all the services, products, gifts and more. Spin the wheel for a chance to win a door prize valued at $25 or more, provided by each participating business. Please come and enjoy the fresh air, good food and fun. Local businesses, home businesses, services, health care providers and crafters who want to participate, the cost for a space is $40 go to www. gcba.biz, for more details and to pay for your space, or call Pam Burks, 480267-2286 or 480-214-5555. Businesses must bring their own table and 2 chairs. Many thanks for the generosity the Gold Canyon Community Church by sharing their beautiful outdoor courtyard to help local business.
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15th Annual Fall Studio Tour SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH | 9 AM TO 3 PM
AJHS Student, Riley Neumann, Receives Donated Alvarez Guitar During September, Entrada del Oro resident, Barbara Cox, donated her Alvarez guitar and accessories to a most deserving student, Riley Neumann, a participant of the Lead Guitar program at Apache Junction High School. Barbara began her musical career as a pianist and organist, playing sacred music throughout Ohio churches. With her talent, she became a charter member of the National Pastoral Musicians Association. However, as sacred music evolved to a folk genre, Barbara bought her Alvarez guitar, took lessons, and formed a successful folk group called the “Holy Smokes”. After 7 years and a relocation, she returned to the keyboards, eventually moved to our East Valley, but always kept her precious Alvarez guitar. After Barbara read about the Gold Canyon Art Council’s donations of instruments and lessons in local schools, she expressed a desire to donate the guitar. Ray Cunningham, GCAC’s Lead Guitar liaison, was then contacted. Ray called Karl Hermann, AJHS Band Director, about the donation. Karl was elated and immediately suggested giving it to Riley Neumann. The Gold Canyon Arts Council sponsors five concerts each season featuring diverse professional artists. The contracted artists for each concert agree to conduct workshops, masterclasses, and performances in local schools in addition to their public concert, typically at five to ten schools. The Arts Council and Lead Guitar, both non-profits, co-sponsor eight teaching programs at elementary and secondary schools along the Old West Highway, from Apache Junction to the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Student participants are taught how to read music and play the guitar throughout the entire school year.
Join us for two beautiful fall days to enjoy this free self-guided annual studio tour which has become an anticipated event for art lovers since it began in 2007. You will be able to visit the artists’ studios, which are scattered in front of the awesome Superstitions Mountains. The juried artists offer their creativity in Clay, Copper, Fabric, Glass, Gourds, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Wood, and more. You will be treated to unique locally handcrafted wearables, and home décor. This will provide a wonderful opportunity to just relax and spend the weekend in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area, driving roads less traveled, visiting studios, meeting with the artists, and watching them demonstrate their creativity. While visiting each studio, take some time to really see the art works these artists create, and you might find a special piece that speaks to you.
The Superstition Mountains have inspired people for many years in different ways. The Tonto National Forest brings with it not only saguaros, but a wide variety of wildlife that freely roam the area which many artists include in their art. This year’s tour is expected to feature 55 artists in 13 studios! Although this is a smaller group than prior years due to the Covid 19 Virus and artists not returning to our area as early as usual. Our artists are spread out at each studio so that you can practice social distancing while visiting. Hand sanitizer will be available, and masks are recommended. We are following guidelines to protect all of you and us. Maps for the tour are available from the Chamber of Commerce of Apache Junction/Gold Canyon as well as the AOTS website: www. artistsofthesuperstitions.com. The map includes the addresses of each studio on the tour, the names of the artists, and each artist’s special medium. Maps will also be available at each studio. More detailed information may be found at the Artists of the Superstitions website, www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com, or email your questions to: artists. firstname.lastname@example.org
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November Events At the Arboretum
37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173 Register at www.btarboretum.org/events
Winter hours: October - April 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Last Admission at 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Most nature walks included with $15 adult daily admission – free to BTA annual members • Confirm event times, Register, and read more at www. btarboretum.org • Connect with more than 12,000 fans (staff, volunteers, annual members) at facebook.com/btarboretum Every Thursday in November | Yoga | 9:30 AM Join this all-level yoga practice in our natural garden setting led by a certified instructor, Deb McClarnon. Deb specializes in yoga therapy and believes yoga is not about perfect postures, it is about discovering what’s already inside you. Please come prepared with your own mat (perhaps a towel or blanket too, for extra padding) and weather-appropriate clothing, as these classes will take place outdoors. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 plus admission. Every Saturday in November Wallace Desert Garden Tour | 10:30 AM Join a volunteer guide for a stroll through the new Wallace Desert Garden. See this relocated collection on a 1-hour walk over approximately half a mile of trail. Learn about the history of its acquisition, it's acclaimed and accredited ephedra collection, and many other impressive specimens. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. Free with Admission. Cost is $5 plus admission.
Saturday, November 6th | Arizona Gardening, Mastering the Art: Raise Your Garden, Save Your Back | 11 AM Why have a raised garden bed? Raised garden beds may offer an easier way to garden. Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners will explain the benefits (and challenges) of raised-bed gardening, including types of raised beds that work best for people with limited mobility. Master Gardeners will discuss materials used to construct raised garden beds, soil preparation, watering, and plant choices. Free with Admission. Thursday, November 11th Blue Star Memorial Dedication | 2 PM Please join us as we dedicate the Blue Star Memorial to the honor and glory of all those men and women who have served, are now serving, and will serve in the Armed Forces of this great Nation. Saturday, November 13th & Sunday, November 14th Edible & Medicinal Plant Tour | 1:30 PM For more than a thousand years native trees, shrubs and cacti have fed, healed, and clothed Sonoran Desert dwellers. During this tour identify and learn about edible and medicinal plants along the Arboretum’s Curandero Trail. NOTICE: this tour uses a steep trail that is not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 plus admission. Saturday, November 13th Members Only Twilight Nights | 4:00 PM Join us for the first-ever Member’s Only Twilight Nights. We welcome members and their guests to enjoy the arboretum after hours. All trails will be open for a sunset stroll. Members receive their usual free admission and their guests can enter with a guest pass or paid admission. No pre-registration is required for this special admission time. Members should be prepared to present their membership cards and picture ID for entry.
Every Saturday and Sunday in November Arboretum Discovery Tour | 10 AM 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 pre-registration is required. Free with Admission.
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Local Author Releases Second Book in Popular Fantasy Series 15th Annual Celebration of Veterans in Gold Canyon
Just ten months after Gaila Kline-Hobson fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming an author, she released the second book in her spiritual fantasy series, “Power to Light the Way.”
by Nancy Fassbender We will be having a Celebration of Veterans – a community wide, free event on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:00pm in the 1200-seat Sanctuary of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited. (Doors will open at 1:15pm)
“The story revolves around teenagers who have died and gone to Heaven,” Kline-Hobson shares. “Several new teen warriors and one new trainer join Dina, Jo, Gabe, and Bruno in this story. Coming from vastly different family structures and faiths, and with different passions and gifts, the new characters meld with the original cast of characters.”
This year’s event will feature guest speaker Rear Admiral James Symonds. He served in the Navy for 35 years and was the 1st commander of the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, with a crew of over 3,000.
In the newest book in the series, the characters overcome differences to become a warrior team fighting evil in the universe and fulfilling their destinies. This second novel expands upon character relationships, the team’s adventures, and even the backstory of a beloved character from the first book.
We also will be honoring the East Valley Chapter of the x-POWs and all who are Vietnam Veterans in the audience with a Pinning Ceremony.
“I believe the story is a combination of touching, humorous, gutwrenching, and uplifting,” Kline-Hobson says. “Many have told me that they both laughed and cried as they read it.”
We will have the Honor Guard from the AJHS Navy JROTC and the Emerald Society of Pipes & Drums. Music will be provided by the Agape Brass plus the combined massed choir of the Chancel Choir from Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, the MountainBrook Village Voices, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and the AJHS Choir.
Kline-Hobson started writing the books after she retired from a 40year teaching career, finding encouragement to chase her dream from her husband and close friends. In the early stages of pursuing her goal to become an author, she started to build a story around a topic that she says she knew would resonate with many readers.
Following our event, we invite everyone is stay and have some refreshments. This event is open to the public at no charge. Everyone is asked to please bring at least one nonperishable food item per person, if you can, for the Gold Canyon UMC Food Bank. An offering will be received to benefit the Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation. If you would like to donate, but cannot come to this event, please send a check payable to PCVMF. Please do not make it payable to the church, but you can mail it to the church. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church is located at 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd, one block north of Hwy 60 (Walgreens on the corner) in Gold Canyon about 4 miles east of Apache Junction.
One thing that remains when a young person dies is the questions. Questions about why, and questions about what comes next. The universe Kline-Hobson created in her books is designed to comfort and reassure to those going through the grieving process. Through understanding and hope, the healing process is able to begin. “I had been pondering a topic but wasn’t sure it would be of interest: a fiction story attempting to explain why young people die and give comfort and hope to those left behind,” Kline-Hobson shares. “I, nor anyone I surveyed, had ever read a book revolving around that theme so I decided to tackle it.” “My goal was to write stories that are the antithesis of dystopian society literature that has become so prevalent and to make my books inclusive for people of all faiths,” she says. “I have incorporated quotes from many holy books and spiritual leaders to show how we are all more alike than different. Although the books are the first two in a series, they are stories that can be read separately and have satisfying endings, so the reader is not left dangling.” Kline-Hobson isn’t slowing down, already nearing the completion of the third novel in the series. The untitled book includes new divine gifts for the team and a harrowing trip to fight the forces of evil. “Power to Light the Way” is available in digital and paperback format Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, and independent booksellers. To learn more about Kline-Hobson, visit her official website at https://gailahobson. wixsite.com/website. To follow the latest news and updates, join the Facebook group The Chosen’s Calling or follow Gaila Kline-Hobson directly on Instagram @gailahobson.
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OUT&ABOUT Photography from around the area
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Beautiful superstition mountain by Les Walker
Happy cactus on the Lost Dutchman Trail by Stephanie Wiltz
Cougar Trail, Superstition Foothills by Grace Kennings-Kwiatkowska
Butterflies in our deserts by Kate O'Brien Great Blue Heron at Canyon Lake by Gordon Cox
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Big Buck by James Gillum
Oriole in Gold Canyon by Collins family
“Lady of the Night” and friend by Carolyn Baecker
Elvis Chapel, Superstition Mountain Museum by Dave Leach Beautiful Coyote in Apache Junction by Laura Day
Elvis Chapel, Superstition Mountain Museum by Dave Leach
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Nothing says “Arizona” quite like a blazing sunset and saguaro by Debbie Lee
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