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2194 sf, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, fireplace, and 2 car garage! Loaded with upgrades great views, steel view fenced back-yard! New roof in 2019 new AC I 2015, too much to list it all!
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4155 E EL CAMINO DEL BIEN 66 .33 AC ........$169,900 10866 E PALM WAY 3.34 ACRES ........ $300,000 SOLD
0 E JASPER ST. .6 AC COMMERCIAL .............$270,000 4 VIEW LOTS ON KINGS RANCH ROAD ............................................ $135,000 TO $185,000
2.45 AC 0E OPEN SKY .......................... $159,000 SOLD YAQUI LANE .51 AC ...........................................$189,000
9771 DEADSURE PLACE .70 AC ......................$129,000 9782 E TREASURE PL 20 1.14 AC...................$265,000
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INSIDETHISISSUE COLUMNS A.D.O.B.E News.............................. 6 Tip & Hints on Landscaping.......... 11 Financial Focus............................. 12 Healing Naturally.......................... 15 Real Estate For You....................... 17 In The Kitchen............................... 20
FEATURES Canyon Sounds Performance Series..... 7 Calvin Jones in Concert.......................... 8 An Early Morning Muse......................... 8 Peralta Trail School News....................... 9 Staff Picks of the Month.......................10
Gold Canyon Business Fair...................12 Organ Stop hosted by X-POW..............13 Terri King joins the Lori Blank Team.....13 Visitor Center Reopens........................15 Halloween Festival...............................16 Gold Canyon Garden Club....................16 The Connection of Music & Mind........18 Events at the Arboretum......................21 Lower Sycamore Cleanup Event..........23
DEPARTMENTS Local Events .........................................5 Out & About Photography..................24 Business Directory..............................27
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Local Market Stats as of 9/17/21... Gold Canyon - Under $500,000 # of Active, Single Family Homes...19 (25 last month) # Days on Mkt, Single Family Homes...11 (10 last month) # of August Single Family Sales...29 (30 prior month) Ave Sales Price/SF...$228.81 ($231.17 last month)
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Sundays, All October, 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, October 16th, 11am to 2pm | Gold Canyon Strong's 2nd Annual Bike Brigade. This year enjoy an even longer bike ride winding through communities of Gold Canyon. Stop at the Executive Suites and enjoy some entertainment and get yourself some lunch at the food truck. Registration Required, goldcanyonstrong.wixsite.com/community/bikebrigade or GoldCanyonStrong@gmail.com Saturday, October 16th, 6:30p, - 9:00pm | Paws 4 Life Annual Harvest Festival. Come Join us for our 16th Annual Harvest Festival on October 16th from 6:30p, - 9:00pm at the Moose Lodge #2039. There will be Dinner, Entertainment, Raffles, Silent Auction, 50/50 and Much Much More! Please purchase tickets by October 13th, only $20.00 per person. The Moose Lodge is located at 350 W. 16th Ave, Apache Junction.
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For additional information please call, Tuni 480-288-5174 or Barb 480-550-1946 Saturday October 23rd, From 12pm to 10pm | Paranormal/ Ghost Hunt at the Superstition Mountain Museum. For more information Call 480-983-4888, or go on our website. superstitionmountainmuseum.org Saturday, October 30th, from 5:00pm-8:00pm | AJ Parks and Rec Halloween Festival at Flatiron Park. Entry into this event is free to the community. More information on page 16.
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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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A.D.O.B.E. NEWS GLENNWALP A.D.O.B.E PRESIDENT
GREETINGS TO ALL ADOBE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” …. Percy Bysshe Shelley Pleasant breeze strikes our skin in October, the tenth month of the year, here in our sheltered abode of Gold Canyon, Arizona. There is, as the poet describes, a luster in the sky; a feeling like no other time of the year. Fall has arrived. May we launch forward into the changing season with brilliant falling leaves encasing our visions of the holidays yet to come; holidays, special days with new memories, and a new hope for 2022. We express our thanks to the 1700 plus citizens of Gold Canyon who were directly involved in taking a strong stand against the attempt to lower the “buffer zone” between industry and residential from one mile to 660 feet. Since the amount was ultimately lowered to 1000 feet, it was a victory, so to speak, but a very small victory. The County decision to lower the zone to 1000 feet will be, it is proposed, a challenging issue in years to come as the Gold Canyon community continues to develop. There will be - most assuredly - like issues to address in the coming months and years. On the bright side it is exciting to know - thanks to the members and friends of ADOBE and the Gold Canyon Alliance – that the citizens of Gold Canyon, en masse, will be involved within these decision-making processes; they will have a “seat at the table.” On behalf of The Gold Canyon Alliance and ADOBE, thank you to the thousands of citizens of Gold Canyon for your continued and growing interest, concern and involvement in working together to build a Better Environment.
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Maggie Trimble Secretary
In accordance with ADOBE Bylaws, since there will be an ADOBE Board election at the January, 2022 meeting, Ms. Pam Burks has been Board designated as the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. If you wish to nominate a person to become a member of the ADOBE Board, please let Pam know before the end of November, 2021. Pam’s email address is email@example.com. An ADOBE Membership Meeting will be held on November 18, 2021, at the Gold Canyon Best Western, starting at 7 pm, with social time starting at 6:15 pm. The meeting presenters will be Mr. Steve Edwards of Queen Valley and Mr. Brian Sexton of Gateway Airport. Both Steve and Brian will be giving presentations on “training flights” over Gold Canyon; mainly within the Entrada del Oro and Queen Valley areas. This topic has been somewhat controversial through the years, some citizens stating – in equal amounts - “It’s a waste of time”, and others, “It’s about time.” ADOBE - as it seeks a “Better Environment”does not shy away from controversial issues, but rather, approaches all topics from a positive view towards the Better Environment” factor. That is, when conversations are conducted in an open and honest dialogue much can be learned from each other. ADOBE looks forward to seeing you at the meeting; please come and share your thoughts both pro and con. Wearing a protective mask is the choice of the attendee. Zoom connection will be provided (more on this topic will be forwarded in a separate email to all ADOBE members and friends). Have a pleasant and “spooky” Halloween 2021. Glenn A. Walp ADOBE- “The Voice and Heart of Gold Canyon since 1989”
Bob Harris Treasurer
Canyon Sounds Performance Series DELIRIUM MUSICUM
Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:00 pm Gold Canyon United Methodist Church 6640 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 More Information at goldcanyonarts.org Stop by & pick up your Raffle tickets for your chance to win this 2021 Polaris RZR. Only 2000 tickets being sold $20 per ticket with proceeds going to LDR Foundation 501(c)(3). Please Stop by one of the following businesses to pick up a ticket! Unfortunately due to the pandemic we’ve had a hard time selling these tickets. We have just over 1300 tickets remaining! Please help spread the word so we can raffle off the side-by-side. Our “live” season begins with this unique string orchestra which brings together some of the most creative musicians from Los Angeles. Under the dynamic leadership of violinist, Etienne Gara, they display their virtuosity, with passion and showmanship. They present a fresh look at music from the Baroque and Classical periods along with creative works from new composers. San Francisco’s Classical Voice said, “Their performance careened with gypsy energy, ferocious and rhythmically mesmerizing.” 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)
VFW Post 9399 and Auxiliary 133 N Saguaro Dr., Apache Junction Hitching Post Saloon 2341 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction True Guns & Pawn 1735 W Apache Trail, Suite 1, Apache Junction RideNow Powersports Apache Junction 11357 W Apache Trail, Apache Junction VFW 7968 Apache Junction 250 S Phelps Dr, Apache Junction Lost Dutchman Realty 185 N Apache Trail, Suite 1, Apache Junction Thank you to these businesses for their help and everyone's support.
• Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail, 85218 (Cash only) The Gold Canyon Arts Council’s core mission is its Arts Education Program for underserved students in regional schools, providing: • Performing artist in-school concerts, workshops, and master classes. • Donation of instruments and guitar lessons with our non-profit partner, Lead Guitar. • Visual arts lessons and supplies. Chuck Cuffaro, GCAC Publicity
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Calvin Jones In Concert Friday ONLY! October22nd 7:00pm Gold Canyon United Methodist Church Evening of World Class Piano from This International Recording Artist and Composer Calvin Jones joins us all the way from Ukraine as part of a nationwide tour supporting his newest EP release, Paramount: The Symphony Sessions, a project 10 years in the making, and recorded with the Taurida International Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia. It represents a new milestone in soulful new classic music. Paramount unites Calvin's American classical music roots with romantic and rustic tapestries. Highly accessible, these melodic new classic works are intensely beautiful piano sagas recorded with lush powerful strings and full symphony that satisfy the deepest, inner most parts of the soul. Healing, encouraging, inspiring, meditative joy envelopes the listener, motivating one not to escape life, but to take it on. Paramount is the 21st century grandchild of the great composers encompassing the winter scenes of Vivaldi, the cinematic anthems of Barber, the lullabies of Brahms, the sonatas and symphonies of Beethoven and Celtic inspired dance. Calvin first came to prominence as the composer of the hit song Whitewater Chopped Sticks. In 2010, Calvin mentored Teresa Scanlan, then Miss Nebraska, in his special ninety second edited version of Whitewater Chopped Sticks. Nebraska had never won the Miss America pageant before; neither had anyone won at the minimum age of 17 in over 90 years. As a result of Calvin's mentoring and composition, Teresa took the preliminary talent award and then the crown of victory in the Miss America 2011 pageant performing Whitewater Chopped Sticks, thrilling some 14 million viewers watching. In 2012, Calvin was involved in another project destined to make history. He was asked to create the music for the hit documentary 2016. 2016 was a major theatrical release grossing some $36 million becoming the 2nd highest grossing documentary in history. In its first week of release, it was the number #1 grossing film in America. Calvin is known in many circles having traveled extensively doing solo concerts. He has since entered a new level of creativity and now plays with orchestras worldwide. Audiences are stunned at the depth of artistry that they have witnessed. Rare among classical music performances, Calvin connects with his audience on a musical and personal basis, as he shares his life experiences with them. Calvin has made a home for himself in Ukraine where he recorded 2016. He fell in love with the country, where he also met his wife, Inga. Through- out his career, Calvin has kept a focused devotion to his music and the Creator, that, he believes, gave him his talents in the first place. 8 | Superstition Living
I watch the day awaken as the morning mists arise. It’s as if some whispering muse enjoys one last sleepy sigh. This quiet time that lives between dark and the day’s bright light Is a solitude to treasure for it very soon takes flight. Just like the birds that begin to stir and start their daily search of food and lofty breezes and a safety lookout perch. Now the clouds soon come alive with an iridescent flair, as I continue to watch in wonder at this amazing sight so fair. The morning is now a symphony of colors and light and sound. The day is up and running as life’s busyness abounds! Yes, I’m thankful for each day, no matter what it brings. Just as long as I hear the whispers that the morning muses sing!
Peralta Trail Elementary School Events On Friday, August 27th, Peralta Trail Elementary held its first event of the school year. This outdoor STEAM focused event was the popular Egg Drop Challenge. Students created their own contraption using their engineering skills to prevent their egg from breaking. Popular items used were balloons, styrofoam, pool noodles, and stuffed animals. Principal Natalie Clement braved the heat advisory and went to the roof of the gym to launch the egg contraptions. Students and their families enjoyed the crash, the splat, and the thud of eggs being dropped from the rooftop. Along with the egg drop, a gallery walk was available to showcase students' work in one of the domains of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). The gallery walk included art tools from kindergarten, ecosystem diagrams from first and fourth grade, volcanoes from second grade, reports on important
inventors like Mary Anderson and Elijah McCoy from third grade, and plate tectonics from fifth and six grade. Peralta Trail Elementary school will hold its annual Fall Festival featuring Trunk Or Treat on October 29, 2021. This event is open to students, families, and the community. While a STEAM focused event, there will also be fun activities, games, treats, and music for everyone to enjoy. We would LOVE to have community members enter a decorated car with accompanying game to fill our playground with fun and excitement! If you want to help your local school for this event, please contact the front office staff for more information. In addition, Peralta Trail Elementary is always looking for volunteers to help students with learning sight words, math facts, and more. This year the slogan is “Mining for Student Success,” so grab your picks and sun hats and help students find their success!
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what happens when the two sides meet, and provides intimacy and insight into one of the most famous battles of WWII. The dialogue between the leaders and their men, the guess work regarding what each side was doing and the decisions made makes for an interesting read. Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein, recommended by Diana
Staff Picks Of The Month
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People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry, recommended by Tracie Poppy and Alex have vacationed together every summer since they met in college. They are so sensitive to each other and so afraid of ruining a good friendship, they have trouble going to the obvious next level. They experiment with other romances and flings, but keep returning to each other until…
Three Words for Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb, recommended by Debbie Set in New York, 1937, two sisters are sent on an adventure by their grandmother to deliver three letters. On the way, they discover family secrets and rebuild their relationship. A story about familial ties delivered in descriptive detail that makes you feel as if you are along for the ride
One Two Three by Laurie Frankel, recommended by Megan
The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary, recommended by Karen
Mirabel, Monday, and Mab are teenage triplets growing up in Bourne, town profoundly affected by industrial runoff, which caused many residents to grow sick, become disabled, or lose their lives. Their mother is obsessed with getting justice; they’re just trying to find a semblance of normalcy in a town that is anything but. When new neighbors arrive in town, it forces the girls to reexamine what they know about Bourne, the chemical company, and their family. This novel is told in alternating viewpoints between each girl. It can take time for a reader to find their footing, but each triplet comes to life in her chapters, driving the story to its satisfying conclusion.
Due to a fender bender, two exes, Dylan and Addie, end up on a road trip — stuffed in a small car with three other people — to rural Scotland for a mutual friend's wedding. During the trip Dylan and Addie realize they still have feelings for each other, and try to figure out what went wrong with their relationship. Going back and forth between the past and present, we see how Dylan and Addie's relationship progressed and then dissolved, and how they choose to move forward. A fun summer read about friendship, forgiveness, second chances and more. The Eagle's Claw by Jeff Shaara, recommended by Dennis Shaara fictionalizes the events from both sides of the Battle of Midway conflict based on research and featuring people involved in the skirmish. Melding fact and fiction supplies exciting detail regarding
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Three friends from the small oceanfront town of Sea Point, New Jersey leave to search for lives larger than Sea Port has to offer. Their new lives became even more disappointing than the lives they left behind. Brought back for different reasons they find themselves falling in love once again with life at Sea Port and what their renewed friendships offer. The characters were engaging. I was caught up in the hope of the story and how once disappointing lives became purposeful and fulfilling. Resetting the Table by Robert Paarlberg, recommended by Louise It’s always interesting to read one of your heart-felt certainties challenged by an intelligent and well-researched book. That is what happened when I read Paarlberg’s new book on food production. For years I believed that organic is better, and that small farms are intrinsically better for the planet than large agri-business farms. Paarlberg challenges these beliefs, asserting that industrial farming has become ‘greener’. Large farms using GPS guided equipment use far less fertilizer and chemicals while achieving greater yields to feed a growing world population. There is still plenty of room for improvement, including better regulations regarding the treatment of animals. As the author points out, farming is about the only area of modern life where we do not embrace scientific advances, choosing instead to throw ourselves whole-heartedly back into early 20th century practices. Whether you agree or not, it is a provocative read and may change how you think about the food you put on your table.
TIPS & HINTS ON LANDSCAPING TOMMCDONALD
ARIZONA STATE TRUST LAND A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
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Normally I write about topics that include desert gardening tips, interesting plants and animals found in the Sonoran Desert, and the occasional environmental issue such as biodiversity, water, and invasive species. Lately there has been a dust-up in our community about the proposed sale of 11,700 acres of State Trust Land on our very door step. This issue has prompted quite a few folks to arbitrarily oppose the sale and perhaps to temporarily halt it. We all know this will not be the end of the attempts to develop the State Trust Lands to our east, west and south. So, in the interest of sustainability of our natural resources and environment I would like to share a short history of the Arizona State Land Department, since they will have the final say on what happens to this land. Before there was even a constitution, the 13 colonies were using land grants to support education by granting land to cities to build schools and Universities. After all, abundant land was the only tangible asset the colonies had. As new states joined the Union, first as Territories then as States, the practice was continued and refined. By 1830 the “long held belief that Federal land ownership was temporary and should focus on dispersal was challenged by eastern states who were alarmed at what they considered to be ‘dwindling national resources and a growing recognition that some arid regions of the west were too arid to support family farming.” (State Trust Lands by Souder and Fairfax.)
Land Management land, national parks or forests, in that all uses of Trust land and it’s resources, must compensate the 13 Trust Beneficiaries”.
It wasn’t until 1912, when New Mexico and Arizona were admitted to the Union, that the current practice of holding these lands in ‘Trust’ became the norm.
Currently there are 22 states that still manage State trust lands for a number of beneficiaries with K – 12 schools by far the largest. In Arizona, approximately 13% of the state is managed by ASLD (the trustee) who has fiduciary responsibility to K – 12 schools and 12 other Beneficiaries. The fiduciary status makes it very difficult to misuse the system to benefit any entity or individual not one of the beneficiaries. Arizona decided early on to not sell its trust land outright, as many other states had, but any decision to sell or lease land adhere to the “highest and best use” doctrine, meaning that these decisions should be based on the potential use of each parcel. This is reflected in the ASLD’s mission statement: “To responsibly manage the assets of a multi-generational perpetual Trust in alignment with the interests of the beneficiaries and Arizona’s future.”
According to Arizona State Land Dept (ASLD) website, “State Trust Land is different from public land, such as the Bureau of
Next month I will outline what present ASLD looks like and what they can and cannot do.
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FINANCIAL FOCUS MATTRUPPERT WHAT DOES RETIREMENT SECURITY MEAN TO YOU?
October is National Retirement Security Month. But what does retirement security mean to you? And how can you work toward achieving it? Here are some suggestions: Build your resources. While you’re working, save in tax-advantaged accounts such as your IRA and 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. In your 401(k), contribute at least enough to earn your employer’s match, if one is offered, and increase your contributions whenever your salary goes up. Remember, especially early in your career, time is often your biggest asset. Be sure to save early, since the longer you wait, the more you’ll need to save to help reach your goals. Look for ways to boost retirement income. When transitioning to retirement, you can take steps to align your income with your needs. For example, consider Social Security. You can start collecting it as early as 62, but your monthly payments will be much larger if you can wait until your “full” retirement age, typically between 66 and 67. (Payments will “max out” at age 70.) So, if you have sufficient income from a pension or your 401(k) and other retirement accounts, and you and your spouse are in good health with a family history of longevity, you may consider delaying taking Social Security. You also might want to explore other income-producing vehicles, such as certain annuities that are designed to provide a lifetime income stream. Prepare for unexpected costs. During your retirement, you can anticipate some costs, such as housing and transportation, but other expenses are more irregular and can’t always be predicted, such as those connected with health care. Even with Medicare, you could easily spend a few thousand dollars a year on medical expenses, so you may want to budget for these costs as part of your emergency savings, and possibly purchase supplemental insurance. You may also want to consider the possibility of needing some type of long-term care, which is not typically covered by Medicare and can be quite expensive. The average annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is more than $100,000, and it’s about $55,000 per year for a home health aide, according to Genworth, an insurance company. To address these costs, you may want to consider some form of protection, such as long-term care insurance or life insurance with a long-term care component.
GOLD CANYON BUSINESS FAIR By Pam Burks
Save the date!
Gold canyon business fair 2021 returns November 13, 2021, 9am-1pm Gold Canyon Community Church, 5810 S. Alameda rd, Gold Canyon, Within the large outdoor courtyard. Help keep gold canyon businesses thriving! There will be food & entertainment & fun! Each business will have a door prize valued at $25 or more. Come out and join the fun! The Cost per space is $40, and each business must provide a door prize valued at $25 or more, Either as a gift or providing a Service. Call Pam Burks at 480-214-5555 to reserve your space, and for payment instructions Look for more detailed Business Fair Information in your November Issue Sponsored by: Gold Canyon Business Association, and Event Coordinators, Pam Burks and Chris Bukovac.
Do your estate planning. It’s hard to feel totally secure in retirement if you’re unsure of what might happen if you have an unexpected health event, become incapacitated or die earlier than expected. That’s why you’ll want to create a comprehensive estate plan – one that might include documents such as a durable power of attorney, a will and a living trust. A review of your insurance coverages and beneficiaries can also help protect your assets and ensure they are distributed the way you want. In creating your plan, you will need to work with your financial advisor and a legal professional, and possibly your tax advisor as well. Thinking holistically about your retirement security and developing and executing a strategy aligned with your goals may help free you to enjoy one of the most rewarding times of your life. 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 East Valley x-POW is inviting you to a pizza party on Tuesday, October 12 at 11:00am. (Doors opening at 10:40). The cost will be $11.20. This includes a salad, variety of pizzas and unlimited soft drinks. Since this is a private party, we need at least 50 people to sign up. The x-POW only have 12 people. In order to enjoy a special performance as well as hearing more about the organ and the instruments on the ceiling, we need more people to sign up. So please come to our party and meet some fantastic x-POWs and their spouses. Please RSVP by October 8th to Nancy Fassbender at 520-280-4715.
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Visitor Center to Reopen October 1st
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LOSING THE HEALTHY HORMONAL BALANCE
Insomnia, mood swings, irregular bleeding, irritability, anxiety, water retention, low thyroid symptoms, depression, fat gain (especially around hips, thighs, and abdomen), fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, and low sex drive. If you’re a woman approaching middle age, there’s a good chance that you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms. Often my patients ask me, “Am I going crazy? Why does it seem like my body is rebelling against me?” The answer may be as simple as having too much estrogen in your system—a condition known as estrogen dominance. Most women are aware that as they enter perimenopause their bodies begin to produce less estrogen. So how is it possible that along with that decrease the body may actually have too much estrogen? The answer is that estrogen dominance may be caused by a progesterone deficiency. A decade or so before actual menopause the woman may stop ovulating, which causes a lack of production of progesterone from the ovaries. Menstrual cycles will continue even without the progesterone so there is no awareness that the lack of progesterone is causing symptoms of hormonal imbalance. In perimenopause and the menopausal and postmenopausal years estrogen levels drop 40-60%, but without ovulation, progesterone output drops to nearly zero. If the ratio of progesterone to estrogen is low, you have estrogen dominance.
However, it’s not just middle-aged women who can suffer from estrogen dominance. Younger women can experience it, too, in the form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The hormonal imbalance in this case may be linked to toxins, contraceptive use, stress, extremes in diet and exercise, or xenoestrogens found in foods. It can also affect men (yes, men have estrogen, too!), causing enlargement of the prostate and enlarged breast tissue. Saliva hormone testing combined with a thorough history of symptoms can accurately determine an imbalance of hormones. The results of specific hormone testing coupled with a patient’s history of symptoms will provide a basis for an individualized treatment program for the patient. (I’m a real patient advocate when it comes to choosing a testing laboratory—the prices and quality of tests can vary greatly and I spend a good deal of time on “comparison research” before ordering labs for my patients.) Once a patient’s individual needs have been assessed and a treatment protocol has been started, I’ll closely monitor a patient’s hormone levels with follow-up testing. The goal then is to achieve the proper balance of estrogen and progesterone by supplementing with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (if needed), or homeopathy and botanicals. The success of the treatment is measured not only by the hormone levels in the body but also by a reduction of the symptoms that caused the patient to seek help in the first place!
BY SUE SHAFFER The Northern Pinal County Visitor Center will reopen on October 1st. The Fall and Winter hours will be Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Visitor Center is located at 6607 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. Visitors and the community will be able to stop in and get maps, pamphlets, and information regarding the local Gold Canyon area as well as tourist information for Arizona. This year, the Visitor Center will be mostly self-serve, although staff will be available for specific questions and information. As always, the Gold Canyon Connection & Visitor Center is funded by donation and staffed by generous members of our Gold Canyon Community.
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HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL SPOOK-TACULAR
Gold Canyon Garden Club Blue Star Memorial Dedication
Halloween is coming up and the City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular! We will be hosting our annual Halloween Festival from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Saturday, October 30th at Flatiron Park. Entry into this event is free to the community. We're selling tickets for our games and activities. Tickets may be purchased the night of the event for $.25 a piece or the Thursday and Friday prior to event at the Multi-Gen Center. All proceeds of the ticket sales go back to the community and the non-profit groups that host booths at the event. The Annual Costume Contest will begin at 6pm sharp and will be divided by ages. All ages are welcome to enter. Remember to use your imagination and be creative! Bring your pre-carved pumpkin out to the park and enter our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Entries will be judged by kids and adults! All pumpkins must be submitted to the judging table by 6:00pm to be eligible to win. Enter your dog in our Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest! All canines must be on a leash and have a completed entry form. This contest will begin at 7pm. We are bringing back our popular Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Lost Dutchman Realty. Join local businesses as we close down the road, they line up their vehicles and pass out handfuls of candy to all the dressed up Ghouls and Goblins. To help support our event, we will be accepting candy donations at several locations. Candy can be dropped off at the Multi-Gen Center, Lost Dutchman Realty, the AJ Chamber of Commerce, or at the AJ VFW. All candy must be sealed at the time of drop off. If you are interested in registering a vehicle in the Trunk or Treat to represent your business, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP your spot in the fun! Must RSVP by Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5:00pm. Space is limited, so act quickly to reserve your spot! There will be NO on site registration taken on the day of the event. • All vehicles must RSVP by Friday, October 22, 2021 by 5:00pm. RSVP to email@example.com. Lost Dutchman Realty will be stuffing 2000 bags with Promotional Material. Please drop off your promotional material no later than 5:00pm Friday, October 22, 2021. • Check in starts at 3:30pm, closes at 4:00pm. You will not be able to leave until 9:00pm or until the pedestrians have all be safely exited from the area. • You will need to bring a minimum of $200.00 worth candy in its original unopened packaging. • You are encouraged to decorate your vehicle. NO Gore-please keep decorations and costumes “kid friendly.” Please no toy weapons-guns, knives, open flames, fireworks or flammable material. • Cars must be turned off for the duration of the event. More information on the website: www.apachejunctionaz.gov/962/Halloween-Festival
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Gold Canyon Garden Club is proud to announce the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial At Boyce Thompson Arboretum. We invite you to join us on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ The Dedication will take place outside near the Visitor’s center before you enter the Arboretum, and will feature presentation of colors, military tributes, live music, guest speakers and more. A Reception will follow on the Arboretum’s Patio. Everyone is welcome! The Blue Star Program honors all men and women who have served, are now serving or will serve in the Armed Forces of this great nation. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs (now National Garden Club, Inc.) adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers were placed along the way. The Blue Star was adopted because it had become an icon in World War II and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war as well as in churches and businesses. 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. Today, Arizona is home to nineteen Blue Star Memorials. We would be honored if you joined us as we dedicate our state’s 20th Blue Star Memorial on Veteran’s Day at Arizona’s beloved Boyce Thompson Arboretum. • AIR FORCE • ARMY • COAST GUARD • • MARINE CORPS • • NAVY • SPACE FORCE •
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Homeowners need to make sure they maximize every square foot of their home. This includes the closet. Many people get frustrated when they look at their closets because they feel like they cannot find what they are looking for. Anyone who is struggling to keep their closet organizers should take a look at a few important points below. Remove Items That Are No Longer Being Used The first step in creating more space in a closet is getting rid of items that are no longer being used. First, take a look at all the items on the hangers. Then, see if it has been worn during the past year. If not, it is time to get rid of it. In addition, it might be helpful to remove clothing items that are not in season. Then, store them until the weather changes again. Creating more space in the closet can make it easier to keep the closet organized. Check The Quality Of The Hangers Next, take a look at the hangers. It is critical to use the right hangers because the wrong hangers could damage the clothes. Even though it is tempting to keep clothes on hangers that came from the store, they could stretch the clothes out over time, ruining the appearance. Try to use hangers that have pads on them. These softer hangers will not leave
impressions on the clothes, extending their lifespan. Create More Storage In The Closet Finally, remember that not everything has to go on a hanger. There are some items that can be folded or tucked away in drawers. That is why it might be helpful to invest in alternative storage options in the closet. This could include cubbies that hang from the bottom of the shelf. Or, it might be nice to install drawers at the bottom of the closet. This could be another way to create more storage space and keep the closet organized.
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by Sue Schaffer Do you ever wonder why a mother’s voice singing to her child sounds so beautiful, or when you hear a favorite song how your heartbeat changes, or when music brings a memory to your mind when you hear the first notes? Few other experiences in life have the wide array of effects on us that music has. Maybe it makes you feel relaxed from head to toe. Or maybe it gets your blood pumping and makes you want to get up and dance. Music impacts both our minds and bodies in a variety of ways, from lowering anxiety to improving sleep and boosting immune function, reducing pain and blood pressure, elevating mood, and increasing memory and mental alertness. Behind the mystical healing powers of music are scientific reasons for why it holds such an influence over our minds. Music is really a combination of many different elements, such as pitch, tempo, and dynamics. How fast, slow, or loud the music will differently impact our brains. When these elements work in combination, we see dramatic changes in physiology and behavior.
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The effects of music have been documented by scientists for years, and despite its mysteries, one thing is certain: listening to music activates our entire brain, creating the potential for us to use music to improve the way we think, behave, and feel. The patterns in music help us make sense of our inner experience, giving both structure and coherence to our feelings and emotions. Alissa Crans, an associate professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University discovered that the classical Pachelbel’s Canon in D has a perfectly symmetrical geometric pattern. Fascinatingly, this type of symmetry can be found in nature, from the shape of a snowflake to the body of a starfish. The simple act of listening to Pachelbel’s Canon in D decreases anxiety, blood pressure, and heart rate and further research has found that patients’ heart rhythms became more organized and improved. Music cognition is one of the first high-level brain functions to emerge in infants, coming long before walking and talking. It's also one of the last to go in people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Music (and its twin sibling dance) enables us to both express our emotions and to
Music and sound have a powerful connection with the human body. That relationship is the basis for sound healing, the use of the energy of sound to promote mental and physical wellness. Music is energy and the sounds travel through the air in measurable waves, called frequencies, which influence us when they travel into our ears, hitting our brain. Waves that are slow affect us differently than waves that are fast, and if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Sound healing synchronizes brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation, helping to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of the cells in our bodies. Sound can shift frequencies from low energy of guilt and fear to higher vibrations of love and joy. Sound healing is the use of sacred instruments or voice to release energetic blockages inducing a state of ease and harmony in the body. Make it a goal to add music to your daily life, it will improve your health, reduce stress, and transform your overall mood. There are numerous opportunities at Live it Well to experience the Connection of Music & Mind. Join a Naam 5 class where the music has been written and recorded specifically to enhance your health and wellness with joy of movement. Join us for the Healing Sound Concerts scheduled, including the upcoming Sound Experience with Gongs, Bowls and other Instruments on October 9 at 2pm and mark your calendar for Dec 19 at 4:00 pm for a Special Winter Solstice Gong Meditation. Also available are Wellness services that offer Tuning Fork and Biomat therapy. We invite you to just stop in, the music is always on. Details at www.liveitwellaz.com
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Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter and add another 2 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add the other 2 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in same manner. Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate.
2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, Butterflied and cut in half (so they are thin) Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dredging 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Into the pan add the lemon juice, stock and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Add lemon slices. Check for seasoning. Return all chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken and lemon slices to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with the lemon slices and parsley.
1/3 c fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 lemon sliced ½ c chicken stock 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed off under water 1/3 c fresh parsley, chopped
This is a very simple, quick and tasty chicken dish! Enjoy! Courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis/Food Network
CARAMEL APPLE DELIGHT • 8 oz cream cheese • ½ c brown sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 8oz container of Cool Whip • 1 c chopped pecans • 3 c apples, finely chopped • Dash of cinnamon • ¼ c caramel topping
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Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th | 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 $5 plus admission.
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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 Saturday and Sunday in October 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. Friday, October 8th – Sunday, October 24th Fall Plant Sale | 8 AM - 4PM The popular seasonal sale at Boyce Thompson Arboretum will be open to the public for more than two weeks in October. With experts on site to help, you’ll find the perfect trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, cacti or succulents to take home! BTA Members receive 20% off Plant Sales, and get early access to the sale through our Member Preview Day on October 8th.
Join this all-levels yoga practice in our natural garden setting led by 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 be outside. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $70 for package of eight classes / $10 for individual plus the cost of admission. Saturday, October 23rd & Sunday, October 24th Bird Walk | 7:30 AM The Arboretum is home to an impressive number of resident and migratory birds including Northern Cardinals, Cactus Wrens, and Anna’s Hummingbirds. These easy-going walks welcome birders of all levels and are led by local birding professionals who know the best places to listen and observe. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. Cost $5 plus 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.
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Natural Restorations Cleanup Event Join Natural Restorations for our 4th annual Lower Sycamore Fall Cleanup Cleanup! HELP US KEEP PUBLIC LANDS CLEAN & OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY! RSVP at naturalrestorations.org. Register for participation and free Pizza lunch. Everyone is welcome, including youth volunteers when they are accompanied & supervised by a parent, guardian, or adult group leader. We would be happy to sign off on service hours or provide a Confirmation of Volunteer Service letter for youth volunteers. You do NOT need a Tonto Recreation Pass for this location. Sign-in: 7:30-8:00 a.m. Safety Briefing: 8 a.m. Cleanup starts: after safety briefing Please arrive 25-30 minutes early so you can park and get signed in. Directions: Lower Sycamore is North of the Bee-Line at the Bush Highway Bridge. We are meeting at the parking corral at the bottom of the hill to the right of the blue dumpsters. Come over to the signin table located under the green Natural Restorations shade canopy to sign in & get a free raffle ticket. Plan your route ahead of time in case we are in a spot where we can’t get cell signal. GPS: 33.641574, -111.545925 Plug the GPS coordinates into your phone or mapping system. Volunteers with OHV’s & 4x4’s: this is an OHV area cleanup, if you have an OHV or 4X4, we need your help running the trail down to the wash to pick up trash. If you have a truck or trailer, we could use your help hauling loads of trash to the dumpsters. Please bring sturdy work gloves, especially for stuff that has been used for target practice. Non OHV/4-Wheel Drive Volunteers: You do not need an OHV (off-highway vehicle)or 4x4 to participate, the road to the sign-in table in is graded but wash boarded so drive slowly & carefully. We highly recommend not driving a car past the parking corral at the bottom of the hill where you sign-in or you will likely get stuck. There are plenty of areas within walking distance of the parking corral that need our help.
Everyone will meet back at the signin area at noon for a free lunch & raffle. Volunteers will receive a free raffle ticket at sign-in (must be present to win). We will have designated 40-yard dumspters for everyone to put their trash in so we can get an accurate weight of the amount of trash everyone helped remove. What to wear: Check the forecase & dress accordingly. Please wear clothing & shoes that can get dirty, muddy, and possibly wet. Wear long pants, thick-sole & closed toe sturdy shoes (no flipflops/ sandals), a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. What to bring: Please bring a reusable water bottle or hydration backpack. We will have coolers with water & ice for you to refill and bottled water if anyone needs it. We will provide gloves, bags, trash grabbers, buckets, & rakes. You will likely be near your vehicle the entire time so you could bring a small cooler with cold beverages if you'd like. Snacks & Lunch: We will have snacks for volunteers. We are also providing a free pizza lunch at noon. Those with dietary restritions will want to plan accordingly. Bathrooms: There are no bathroom services at Lower Sycamore. Free Volunteer Raffle: We are hosting a free volunteer raffle at noon for participating volunteers. Everyone will receive a raffle ticket at sign-in, must be present to win. As we get closer to the
event, we will let you know what's in the raffle. NR Merch: We will also have Natural Restorations branded t-shirts, stickers, and Tru Flasks available for a donation. Natural Restorations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Gilbert, Arizona. Groups: If you need youth registration paperwork ahead of time for parent/ guardian signatures, please email us at email@example.com and we will email them over to you. Large Groups: Please have your group leader email us at contact@ naturalrestorations.org for a group sign-in sheet to save time the day of the event. The group leader can get everyone in their group signed in on the 9th and turn the sheets into us at the registration table. If you have any other questions, please email us at contact@naturalrestorations. org This project is financed in part by a grant from the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Fund administered by Arizona State Parks & Trails. This project is also possible due to support from the following organizations: Arizona Toy Pros, Battle Born Offroad, Copperpoint Insurance Company, Davidson’s Inc., Desert Monsters Tours, Environmental Professionals of Arizona - EPAZ, Gallery of Guns, ICON Vehicle Dynamics, Illuminated Funds Group, LeBaron & Carroll Insurance, Nitro Gear & Axle, OdySea Aquarium, the onsemi Foundation, REI Co-op, Salt River Project, State 48 Overland, Tru Flask, UniSource Energy Services, Victory 4x4, & Yamaha Outdoors.
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Colorful collared lizard by Denise March
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Perfect Cumulonimbus by Christine Houser
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Javelina by Todd Becker
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Butterflies in our deserts by Kate O'Brien
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Flatiron from 5024 by Michael Albrough
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Calm before the Storm by Leona Speidel
Harold at my back yard Fountain at 430 every day in the afternoon by Lori Blank
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CUSTOM ON 1.25 VIEW ACRES!
STUNNING GREAT ROOM MTN VIEWS, 3 BD, 3 BA, + OFFICE + MEDIA RM, POOL, SPA, 3 CAR RV G! GARAGE KIN $759,500 Offered at CUSTOM W/ 4 CAR GARAGE ON VIEW ACREAGE PAR
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CUSTOM ON 1.25 VIEW ACRES
4 CAR DETACHED GARAGE, 3673 S.F. SINGE LEVEL HOME W/ATTACHED 3 CAR GARAGE, POOL, SPA, SUPERSTITION MTN VIEWS! Offered at $699,900
2018 SINGLE LEVEL HOME FEATURING 4 CAR GARAGE, 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS ON 1.25 VIEW ACRES! GOURMET KITCHEN BOASTS BEAUTIFUL SLAB GRANITE, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, STAINLESS APRON SINK , AMPLE ALDER CABINETRY W/CROWN MOULDING & LARGE PANTRY. SPACIOUS MASTER SPORTS LUXURY BATH W/ CUSTOM DOUBLE SINK GRANITE VANITY, TILED WALK-IN SHOWER, WALK-IN CLOSET, PRIVATE PATIO ACCESS & VIEWS. PLANTATION SHUTTERS, 20” TILE FLOORING W/ CARPET IN BDRMS, 2 TONE PAINT. 4TH BDRM SHOWN AS OFFICE. RV PARKING & ELECTRIC HOOK-UP. 8 FT INS. GARAGE STUNNING PANORAMIC DOOR . HOT TUB READY 220 OUTLET. COVERED PATIO, EASY CARE LANDSCAPE W/WALKING PATHS & SUPERSTITION MTN VIEWS. NO HOA, RV PARKING . SUPERSTITION MTN VIEWS OFFERED AT $799,000
MESA DEL ORO!
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CUSTOM COURTYARD TERRITORIAL W/SALT POOL ON ACREAGE! 3 CAR GARAGE PLUS ACCESS & SPACE FOR RV OR CASITA! Offered at $549,900
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3,460 SF SINGLE LVL 4BD, 3.5BA, 3 CAR EXTENDED GARAGE, PRIVATE RESORT POOL, SPA, MTN. VIEWS! FOOTHILLS TOSCANO VILLAS SUPERSTITION SUPERSTITION 2021 COMPLETE NEW ROOF, 2019 A/C UNITS, 2020 KITCHEN TOLL BROTHERS HOME FEATURING 3 BEDROOMS PLUS DEN, 3 BATHS, Offered at $549,900 & GARAGE REFRIGERATORS, 2021 MINI FRIG, 2020 2020 HEATED POOL W/WATERFALL, TRAVERTINE POOL DECKING,
WATER HEATER, CUSTOM ENTERTAINMENT WALL, HIGHLY UPGRADED, SPECTACULAR SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN VIEWS, QUALITY FURNITURE & ACCESS TO COMMUNITY POOL & CLUBHOUSE. CLOSED AT $499,000
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SUNDANCE SPA , 2020 LANDSCAPING INCLUDING ARTIFICIAL TURF. FRONT COURTYARD W/ MTN VIEWS, 2016 PAVERS. PRIVATE BACKYARD W/VIEW FENCING BACKS COMMON AREA. 2020 GUEST BATHS TILE SURROUNDS, 2017 MASTER GRANITE COUNTERS + FAUCETS. 2020 MAPLE HARDWOOD FLOORING IN FAMILY & DINING ROOMS. 2020 CARPET IN MASTER, DEN, LIVING RM. PLANTATION SHUTTERS & 10FT CEILINGS T/O. KITCHEN SPORTS SLAB GRANITE, 42” MAPLE CABINETRY & UPGRADED APPLIANCES. 3 CAR GARAGE W/CABS & INSULATION. CLOSED AT $725,000
LOWEST PRICED HOME W/POOL IN PERALTA! 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, UPGRADED, BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD! Offered at $208,000
IN SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS AND TOSCANO VILLAS, OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS,
FROM PRIVATE OASIS BACKYARDW/ POOL& SPA! 3 BEDROOMS, OFFICE, EXTENDED 2.5 CAR GARAGE! Offered at $449,900
GOLD CANYON EAST!
HIGHLY UPGRADED 3 BEDROOM HOME WITH POOL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, BACKING GOLF COURSE! HERMOSA HILLS $258,000 Offered STUNNING SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN VIEWSat FROM .3 ACRE
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CUL-DE-SAC LOT W/ INCREDIBLE EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING. RESORT BACKYARD SPORTS SPARKLING POOL, 2018 HOT TUB, BUILT-IN ENTERTAINMENT AREA W/PAVERS, TILE, BEVERAGE FRIG & BEEHIVE FIREPLACE. TERRITORIAL STYLE SINGLE LEVEL 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOMEGORGEOUS BOASTS 2020 A/C, 2018 FRIG, 2016 GOLF COURSE & WATER HEATER, GATED FRONT COURTYARD, CUSTOM PAINT, SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN GRANITE, FARMHOUSE SINK, RESURFACED CABINTRY, 2010 TILE VIEWS! POOL SPA! 2004 & CARPET FLOORING, RV GATE. HOA ONLY $50 PER& YEAR!
CLOSEEDTOLL AT $499,000 UPGRADED BRO. 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 3 CAR GARAGE! Offered at $489,900
ENTRADA DEL ORO!
FABULOUS LOCATION, SPECTACULAR SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN VIEWS ACROSS FAIRWAY IN THE PINNACLES! Offered at $244,900
GOLD CANYON EAST!
$65,000 POOL & SPA! EXTENDED 3 CAR GARAGE! 2009 SINGLE LEVEL, 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH + DEN! Offered at $339,000
JILL HAS SOLD THE PROPERTIES THAT CLOSED AT THE HIGHEST $ AMOUNT.
SOLD ....... 7081 E. JUNIPER VILLAGE ..... $1,100,000 SOLD ............ 10953 E. PALM WAY .................. $875,000 SOLD ...........2445 S FALLING STAR............ $820,000 SOLD ............. 4460 S. SALVIA DR. .............. $725,000 SOLD ....... 8366 E TWISTED LEAF DR. ........ $675,000
TOP $$ IN SUPERSTITION FOOTHILLS AND Visit GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com Highest Quality Marketing TOSCANO VILLAS SALES AND More $ in Your Pocket! FOR SINGLE CLICK SUBDIVISION SEARCHES
JILL JILLMcFadden McFadden
Working 4 Buyers & Sellers: Condos to Castles
Working 4 Buyers & Sellers: Condos to Castles
Direct: 480-244-6172 Address: 2512 S. Tonto View Gold Canyon AZ 85118 Email: JILL@GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com Address: 2512 S. Tonto View Gold Canyon AZ 85118 Web: GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com Email: JILL@GoldCanyonHomesAndLand.com 32 | Superstition Living
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