Red Mountain Ranch
Bringing neighbors closer to their community March 2011
Bridal Show Features Red Mountain Ranch
COUNTRY CLUB’S PERFECT WEDDING SPOTS
By AnnElise Makin Bonney, a member of Red Mountain Ranch.
he Red Mountain Ranch Country Club’s Allison seemed quite serious about cupcakes. “No
(RMRCC) special events team recently pulled pressure to eat cake, and you can take it easily away with
oﬀ a most exquisite 2011 Bridal Show. you,” she ﬁgured. Although cupcakes are a trendy thing,
More than a dozen preferred vendors displayed even owner Sarah Oglesby admitted the cake cutting
their glitz and services. An eclectic group of brides-to- photo-op might be missed.
be and their entourages checked them all out in Food and Beverage Director Dustin Graf and
advance of the big day. Executive Chef Jeremy Larkin walked guests through the
“We host between 20 and 30 apparently limitless RMRCC catering options. No visitor
weddings per year here at the Country went home hungry. The New York Strip, Mediterranean
Club,” Director of Sales Marian McGill Chicken, Risotto and mixed appetizers were a delightful
pointed out. Some reservations for tease of things to come.
the club’s fabulous settings have been
made for spring of 2012. Inquiries have
reached even into the year 2014.
“We try to schedule only one So, what are the trends in wedding decorating? Get $500 Off Your
wedding in a day,” Marian explained.
This is to mind the sensibilities of the
“Modern brides want something dramatic,” Veronica said.
“They are a little tired of classic colors.” Wedding Package
couples’ extra special, one-of-a-kind day. In each “Obviously, many couples also need to stick to
case, Marian and her team go the extra mile to deliver an a budget in these tough times, whereas earlier it was BEFORE MARCH 31
elegant wedding for a budget. ‘whatever,’” Martha Deyden stated. This ﬂoral designer is a Weddings at the Red Mountain Ranch
For the RMRCC 2011 Bridal Show, a hundred invited Las Sendas resident and owner of Sophia Floral Designs Country Club are something to which one can
guests from the Valley had replied, but hostess Sara Guzzo on Main Street in Mesa. look forward. The RMRCC Special Events
estimated she greeted at least 150 individuals in the foyer of the Martha also observed the fact clients frequently Team offers a wide range of packages, starting
Overlook Dining Room. wish for eco-friendly, non-redundant, and plain floral from petite afternoon weddings to complete
While Sara gracefully welcomed guests, Marian guided the oose
ornamentation. “ They choose bouquets and package
packages (starting at $1,395), while facilitating
prospecting couples to the spectacular ceremony sites. The 18th table decorations that are only lightly a wide range of special wishes.
Fairway and the Courtyard Rotunda were all decked out for the ny
accessorized, not too many ribbons Book your wedding before March 31,
happiest day. An additional location was the Garden Rooftop. there,” she said. and receive a $500 discount.
“Our sunset weddings are absolutely gorgeous,” Marian said topped
Sweets and the City stopped the
enthusiastically. In view of the eye-pleasing scenery, it was easy to on
show for bride-to-be Allison Bonney For more information, call Marian
imagine even in broad daylight. son
with a cupcake tower. Allison had M
McGill or Sara Guzzo at (480) 981-6501,
Inside the Overlook Dining Room, nuptial suppliers already made her reservations ons extension 111 or 112. Take a tour of the Red
presented their best work. Veronica Guardiola had brought for February 2012, and Mountain Ranch Country Club, and see the
her Butterﬂy Events brag books, showcasing artistic linens and attended the show with s
stylish possibilities with your own eyes.
backdrops. her mother, Claudette
SPECIAL EVENTS BECOME SPE
at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
By Marian McGill package by March 31 will receive $500 oﬀ (see
f you are looking for the picture perfect venue to host ad for details). Members and frequent visitors
a wedding or special event, look no further than Red of the club have rave reviews for Chef Jeremy
Mountain Ranch Country Larkin and his culinary team. His creativity,
Club, oﬀering just the place with savory ﬂavors and imaginative presentations
stunning views, attentive service provide a delectable treat for the senses.
and menus designed to your Food and Beverage Director Dustin
individual preferences and budget. Graf provides the personal touch, which
The Overlook Dining Room, makes each event exceptional. “When a
with ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows, bride tells me her day at Red Mountain
provides a backdrop of golf Ranch Country Club has been special,
course and mountain scenes, that’s a special day for me, and a triumph
spectacular sunsets and twinkling for the club,” said Dustin.
city lights. “The panoramic view
is unmatched anywhere in the wedding for 130. Golf tourna- Red Mountain Ranch Country Club welcomes both
East Valley,” boasted General ment luncheons, baby showers, members and non-members to host events at the club. To
Manager Jerry Wilson. b
birthday celebrations, gradu- schedule a tour, or to book your event, contact the special
Red Mountain Ranch Country Club offers a variety ations and festive holiday parties are just some of the events team at (480) 981-6501, extension 111 or 112. To
of options to meet every need, from a meeting and lunch possibilities. make a tee time, call the pro shop at (480) 985-0285. Visit
for 25 staffers, to an anniversary party for 100, to a Those who book a wedding ceremony and reception the Web site at www.rmrcc.com.
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he Arizona Republic recently had to shopping and health care.
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an interesting article about the I also believe the strategic placement of
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Rattlesnakes Under the Radar at Mesa Community College
By AnnElise Makin unique frequency speciﬁc for each snake. Together with a They were probably about 3 weeks old, he judged, because
ith spring around the corner, you might be GPS device, students are able to record vital information their rattles did not make noise yet.
worried about a rattlesnake encounter, but without having to handle the snakes. “This year, we recorded eight juvenile rattlesnakes,”
although they are in the desert around us, they Data of interest, for example, are the air temperature and Andy said. “They have a high mortality rate because they
won’t leave their encounters with humans to chance. the snake’s body temperature. Combined with the location easily fall prey to roadrunners and other natural enemies.”
Nonetheless, this is Arizona, home of 13 rattlesnake points and other information, each snake’s activity, range and Young snakes not large enough for a transmitter are pit
species. As many as 12 representatives of these live in terrariums behaviors are charted. tagged only for identiﬁcation.
inside the Mesa Community College (MCC) Red Mountain Reliably tracking ﬁve rattlesnakes is quite a commitment. Until last summer, none of the young specimens had yet
Biology Department, but it would only be “We track once each day, been recaptured. So, it was a great deal for the trackers when one
natural that others roam the college’s original each day of the week, juvenile diamondback was caught and identiﬁed twice more.
desert campus freely. and it takes between one “Rattlesnakes are misunderstood by a lot of people,” Andy
“Many people don’t know rattlesnakes and two hours,” Andy concluded.“They are not interested in preying on people, and
are out there, and they are being tracked,” explained. In addition, strike or bite humans only in defense. Trying to spot them in
explained Andy Bridges, an Arizona State the equipment used is their natural habitat requires a trained eye with perfect vision.”
University graduate biology student and quite costly. Every year, Even experienced trackers have circled a bush several times
coordinator for the Rattlesnake Tracking for example, the trans- with beeping signals before the mottled diamonds revealed
Project at MCC. mitters in the snakes themselves. That’s how well they blend in.
On a daily basis, one of must be replaced. In conclusion, Andy said,“There has never been a negative
Andy’s team of students screens And how is this contact with a rattlesnake on this campus.” Through the tracking
various vital signs of ﬁve snakes, done? Red Mountain’s project, we all might get to know them better.
and logs the information into snake handling faculty, Come and hear a rattlesnake researcher talk about his ﬁeld
a spreadsheet. In the winter, th
that is, life sciences professor Dr. Andy Holycross or experience at the MCC Red Mountain Family Discovery Series
locating the snakes gets a lot easier bi
biology instructor Krya Perry, will locate the snake, on March 25, at 7 p.m., in the Saguaro Building.
because they don’t move so much. re
retrieve it with a snake tong, and safely put it into a
“The idea started in November p
2007, when a rattlesnake was found Then, wildlife veterinarian Dr. Richard Funk
on campus,” Andy recalled. This ﬁrst w
will be called in to perform surgery. The rattlesnake is MCC Family
snake was named Lola. Since then, m
made to crawl into a clear, narrow plastic tube, which
Lola has continued to provide a real- lar
largely immobilizes it. Then, the surgery is performed Discovery Series:
life research opportunity for undergraduate students at MCC.
The other four diamondbacks under observation are Ozzie, Zoe,
with the snake under anesthesia.
Those are the high moments of the study in which the Rattlesnake Research
Phoebe and Koko. trackers’ friends and families try to participate. But
“This campus provides a unique environment, a desert the commitment alone of observing desert life on a Find out more about The Life of a Rattlesnake
island in an urban environment, to study behavior patterns in regular basis has many rewards for the students. Researcher at the Family Discovery Series on March
rattlesnakes,” Andy said. The snake trackers want to know what “The more you get into it [tracking 25, at 7 p.m., in the Saguaro Building (RAP Center).
each snake’s home range size is, what habitat they choose, what rattlesnakes], the longer you want to Project Coordinator Andy Bridges will speak from
they eat, how often they hunt, when they mate or how many spend on watching,” Andy stated, rattlesnake tracking experience and illustrate the
oﬀspring they produce. “and the more you learn about their method and equipment used. He also will provide
Students from MCC—they are not allowed to handle behavior.” plenty of tips on positive contact with snakes, or,
snakes—use a transmitter to pinpoint the location of a For example, Andy was thrilled if you prefer, snake control and avoidance.
snake. A directional antenna and receiver are tuned to a when baby snakes were spotted.
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DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN BE THE Shape Your Golf Shots
answer for lost permanent teeth DURING WARM-UPS
By Dr. Brent Boyse DMD with AZ Maxillofacion Additionally, the bone loss, often a result of bridge By Ben Weir, Lead Instructor
Surgeons and Dr. Martin Farnsworth and denture work, is avoided with dental implants. Malaska International Golf at Las Sendas
or every golfer, regardless of the skill level, shaping the
he average American loses at least one perma- The soft tissues of the face are supported once again,
nent tooth between the ages of 20 and 34, but restoring a more youthful appearance and diminishing ball ﬂights from side to side is recommended.
even if you enjoy all your permanent teeth, the look of premature facial aging, which dentures In complementing shaping shots, working on
consider the options if a missing tooth impactsp can cause. Perhaps trajectory also is of ultra importance. For those unfamiliar with
your overall health and most significantly, in golf ball trajectory, it is how high or low the ball travels through
quality of life. addition to all of these the air in ﬂight.
Chances are good you benefits, there is the An example of shaping
have already heard about unique plus of getting shots and trajectory—If a
how a dental implant can replacement teeth in a player primarily hits high
restore a missing tooth with single day. slices, hitting the opposite
a more natural look, feel and It is important to shot pattern should be
function than other replace- know not all dental attempted during warm-
ment options. implants are created ups. Thus, the opposite
What you may not equally—especially would be low draws. What this breeds
know is the fact dental when comparing a is an awareness of a player’s opposite tendencies. When these
implants—together with traditional implant diﬀerent ball ﬂights are achieved, the player is brought back
innovative surgical and to what is commonly to a more neutral position. This will help decrease a golfer’s
restorative dental tech- known as a mini- on-course stress levels.
niques— also can restore an implant. These Working on multiple ball ﬂights and trajectories during
d h l l
entire arch of missing or diseased teeth in as little as one ll i implants are b i touted by some as
smaller, one piece i l being warm-ups on the range prior to playing is a wonderful idea
day! For the 10 percent of Americans who lose all teeth equally effective as traditional implants with no invasive and will prove to be quite enjoyable. Not pulling oﬀ the shot
by the age of 64, as well as the millions more who suffer surgery or bone grafting needed. the ﬁrst couple times is OK and immaterial. It’s fun and will
with painful damaged or diseased teeth, this brings Few studies have been done to measure the prove to be very beneﬁcial in attempting what the pros are
renewed hope they can once again enjoy the health and longevity of mini-implants, and the Food and Drug faced with every day on tour. It will provide you with a broader
quality of life they deserve. Administration has approved very few for long-term use understanding and perspective of what it takes to maneuver
Individuals who have this procedure can look (over two years). Nevertheless, some dentists will use ball ﬂights and shot patterns.
forward to enjoying the benefits dental implants offer mini-implants as a substitute for conventional implants, Here is a word of caution when taking your game from
over bridges, partials and traditional dentures. Unlike a rather than the transitional use for which they have the practice area to the golf course. If you happen to be hitting
bridge, the new crowns (the visible portion of the teeth) proven to be effective. Be sure to understand exactly the opposite shot pattern than you are accustomed to or desire,
are supported by the implants. So, there is no need to what is being offered to you and why it is being offered don’t panic. Just take it to the course, and visit the practice area
compromise good teeth or worry about future failure when considering the one-day implant solution. afterward.
and replacement due to unhealthy teeth. If you have questions about the one-day dental
There is no plastic covering the palate, as with a tradi- implant solution or dental implants in general, talk to We look forward to you visiting the golf club Web site at
tional denture. Therefore, tasting and enjoying food the way your dentist. She or he can help provide answers and lassendas.com/instruction. You also can call (602) 391-7100 with
it should be is possible once more. Painful denture sores, guidance in consideration of your personal needs and any questions you may have concerning this subject or any other
messy adhesives and diﬃculty speaking are eliminated. desires for oral health. instructional/coaching needs.
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Testosterone can DINNER AND AUCTION
IMPROVE WOMEN’S HEALTH to beneﬁt Mesa Academy
By Deb Budnick, RN,
Anti-Aging Institute of Arizona for Advanced Studies
hen it comes to discussing roles in women,
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Red Mountain Ranch Up Close March 2011 9
Help Flancer’s HELP WOUNDED WARRIORS
By Dawn Abbey Limousines; a computer from BriComp Computers, and
f Jeff Flancer has his way, his Flancer’s meals at local restaurants, with more to be announced.
Incredible Sandwiches and Pizzeria TAP and Sons Electric, Meridian Bank and Global
restaurants are determined to raise Bikes also are
$25,000 during April for Disabled Sports major sponsors.
USA (Wounded Warrior Project), a non- “More sponsors
profit organization established to allow are coming on
Iraqi/Afghanistan War veterans who have board each day,”
lost limbs to participate in sports-related J
Jeff stated with
rehabilitation programs. e
Several events are planned at Flancer’s Complete
restaurants in an effort to beat last year’s r
raffle prize lists
total of $20,000. w
will be posted at
If you can down 18 slices of an extra- b
large pizza in 15 minutes, you could be in a
and online at
the running to win Flancer’s 11th annual fl
Charity Pizza-Eating Contest. Last year’s Je
$500 prize was won by the last one eating. sponsors from the business community to participate.
The contest takes place at 11 a.m., April 17, on the Contact Jeff at (480) 326-9077, or send an e-mail to
outdoor patio at Flancer’s Gilbert restaurant location, firstname.lastname@example.org.
610 N. Gilbert Road. You can sign up there or at the Flancer’s also is offering customers the option to
Mesa location, 1902 N. Higley Road. Round Up Your Bill to the next dollar amount, with all
Registration starts on March 21. Entry fee, which excess being donated.
includes a limited edition T-shirt, is $30, on a first-come, Two other fund-raisers are planned at the Gilbert
first-served basis for the location. Cigar and Port Tasting Night will take place
first 25 registrants. An at 6:30 to 8 p.m., on April 6, accompanied by Flancer’s
overflow waiting list appetizers and expert discussion. Reservations are $45
is maintained until per person. Wine, Cheese and Appetizer Tasting Night,
contest time. Miss with expert discussion, is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m., on April
Arizona, Brittany event also boasts a raﬄe with great prizes. Tickets are $5 13. Reservations are required.
Dawn Brannon, each or ﬁve for $20. All prizes are valued at $1,000 or more, Flancer’s is well known for its many charitable events,
will crown the and the winner need not be present to win. The drawing as well as its unique pizzas, pastas, fresh sandwiches and
winner, who will be held on April 18. salads. They also have great happy hours.
must be an “Many of our local sponsors have supported us year
Arizona resident. after year, like Alliance Beverage Distribution, which For updated information, to buy tickets, or to sign up, visit
There is no donated $2,500 this year,” said Jeﬀ. or call the Mesa location at (480) 396-0077, or the Gilbert
admission to watch Raﬄe prizes include $1,500 of furniture from restaurant at (480) 926-9077. You also can check out the Web
the fun. Norwood Furniture of Gilbert; $1,000 in travel from site at ﬂancers.com. For more information on the Wounded
The fund-raising Shamrock Foods; limousine service from Sky Mountain Warriors project, go to dsusa.org.
m unity market
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contact Jeff Flancer at (480) 326-9077
or by e-mail at jeff@ﬂancers.com
Last year Flancer’s raised $20K for The Wounded Warrior Project. Join them this year in their goal to reach $25K!
10 March 2011 Red Mountain Ranch Up Close
LOCAL BUSINESS EVENT
BEAUTY IS AS BEAUTY DOES AT FUND-RAISING
True Essence Salon and Spa event beneﬁts
By Dawn Abbey
kids with cancer “In addition to being highly creative professionals,”
isitors to True Essence Salon and Spa, the only Maytee said, “our stylists and aestheticians receive Aveda
Mesa salon to be certiﬁed as an Aveda Concept training and on-going education to become expert in using
Salon, will receive all their favorite services while Aveda skin and hair care products, so they can oﬀer Aveda hen Hallie Carl shaved her head, her heart
also enjoying the beneﬁts of more natural, plant-based Signature Services, such as our Elemental Nature Facial or was in every snip of the scissors and every
products for their skin and hair. Aromatherapy Chakra Massage, to our clients. stroke of the razor.
“Many people want alternatives to products “As an Aveda salon, we are part Hallie is closely associated with St. Baldrick’s, an
with petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances, es, of a worldwide organization that organization that raises money for kids with cancer.
but they don’t want to give up eﬀectiveness,” ” believes Beauty is as Beauty Does,” Funds are raised by the generous actions of individuals
said Maytee (My-tay) Green, owner of True e she explained. “Not only does Aveda who willingly shave their heads in the name of pediatric
Essence Salon and Spa. “With Aveda, you can promote natural beauty care for the cancer research and St. Baldrick’s.
have both.” individual, but also caring for the planet “I shaved my head in July for the first time,”
Since 1978, Aveda has been the b supporting worldwide eﬀorts in
by Hallie said, “and it was a life-changing experience.
forerunner in creating high performance r
recycling, clean water rights, sustainable Even though I live in Mesa, I did that head shaving in
beauty products formulated with plant- a
agriculture and renewable energy.” Omaha, Neb., because my brother-in-law is a pediatric
based ingredients. In fact, Aveda is one Aveda is the ﬁrst beauty company oncologist who shaves his head every year to support
of world’s largest purchasers of organic to use 100 percent certiﬁed wind power, his amazing patients.”
ingredients for personal care items. fu
funding enough new wind energy When Hallie came home, several young women she
“When I started my beauty career re
resources to oﬀset all the electricity used had previously mentored at Red Mountain Community
15 years ago, it was in an Aveda salon,” by their primary manufacturing facility, Church decided to shave their heads for St. Baldrick’s,
Maytee said. “They had just come out with their new hair distribution center and corporate headquarters in Blaine, too.
color products, created with 98 percent plant products Minn., their Web site, aveda.com, claims. “With the amazing selflessness of
from around the world. Customers still love them, because The company also has partnered with women’s coopera- these women, our March 17 event
they have lustrous shades,” she continued, “and Aveda’s color tives to sustainably raise plant oils used in their products. was born,” Hallie said with pride.
line isn’t as damaging to the hair as other color lines can be. When Aveda discovered the U.S. has no recycling “We already have 11 shavees. Of
“Once people try our product lines, they remain for plastic bottle caps, they created a recycling program the 11, four are women, including
steadfastly loyal. It’s almost like a cult following,” Maytee for water bottle and other bottle caps, and reuse them in me. We are really excited about
said with a laugh. “But the real reason is that Aveda’s manufacturing product packaging. Aveda salons are cap our fund-raising event, which will
natural products actually do what they say they will do.” collection sites, and True Essence has a bin set up for those take place at Shakespeare’s Pub and
According to this salon and spa owner, Aveda oﬀers full who want to participate. Restaurant in Dana Park.”
lines of skin care for all skin types, including anti-aging regi-
mens, specialty issues, such as acne, and gorgeous makeup. For more information about Aveda natural products and To learn more about the St.
“All of our facials, peels and moisturizers not only work great,’ services oﬀered at True Essence Salon and Spa, call (480) Baldrick’s event, go to the Web site at
she stated, “but have fantastic natural essential oil fragrances.” 396-3112, or visit their Web site at trueessencesalon.com. You www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/
Natural essences also infuse their hair care lines for also can ﬁnd specials on their Facebook page. True Essence is eventid/5601/eventyear/2011.
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Red Mountain Ranch Up Close March 2011 11
TRUCKS ONLY ISN’T ONLY TRUCKS
By Dawn Abbey Buyers come back to us again and again over
f you’re looking for a great, quality pre-owned truck the years.”
or SUV, you can find it at Trucks Only, but that’s Christopher is excited about their new
not all you’ll find there. affiliation with AutoTrader.com, which gives
“You’ll also find a family atmosphere and great them the ability to offer guaranteed trade-in
customer service,” asserted Christopher Sullivan, values for used cars, trucks, SUVs and vans.
general manager of the two East Valley locations. Customers can go to the AutoTrader.com
Trucks Only is family owned and run, based on Web site or a special kiosk at Trucks Only,
four generations in the auto business. What makes enter their vehicle information, and get a
their business unique guaranteed quote on its sale or trade-in value.
is the willingness to The economy seems to be improving in
stand behind their sales, the Valley, Christopher believes. “Sales have
Christopher explained. been up about 30 percent since September,”
“Every vehicle is carefully he said. He is optimistic about the future,
checked before being business, growing it into what Debbie as buyers become increasingly aware of the value of
offered for sale, and if claims was one the largest wholesale purchasing a reliable pre-owned vehicle.
there’s a concern, we make operations in the Western states. In 1993, To check out their extensive inventory, visit
it right,” he said. “We’re Trucks Only was born. Their grandfather’s TrucksOnlySales.com. You also can call or stop by the lots.
the only pre-owned sales original business continued to exist, You can check out the Country Club Drive location, or
business that offers a and is still operated today by other family call (480) 844-7071. You also can go to the Apache Trail
lifetime engine warranty on most vehicles we sell.” members. location in Apache Junction, or call (480) 374-1829.
Trucks Only’s Mesa location, at 550 S. Country “And it’s not just our family in the business,”
Club Drive, just south of Broadway Road, has been said Debbie. “We have longtime, established
in operation for 15 years. A newer addition in Apache employees of 10 years and longer, and some
Junction, at 837 W. Apache Trail, opened about three of them have encouraged their own
years ago. family members to come work
Christopher works out of the Mesa office with his with us, too.”
parents, Las Sendas residents Debbie, chief financial “When you
officer, and Robert (Bob) Sullivan, who purchases buy a vehicle
quality vehicles for inventory. from us, you’re
“Our grandkids also have a keen interest in what not buying from
goes on here,” Debbie said with pride. “Even though someone never
they’re too young, they like to come and work in the to be seen again,”
office. They put up all our holiday decorations this said Christopher.
year.” “We’re a long-
According to Debbie, the family’s history in standing member
the auto business started here in the 1950s when of the community,
Grandfather Mike Sullivan opened a mechanics shop. with a Better
Eventually, he expanded into the auto wholesale busi- Business Bureau
ness. In 1971, Bob branched out and started his own rating of A+.
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12 March 2011 Red Mountain Ranch Up Close
How to Choose a Good Preschool RMR Country Club
PROGRAM FOR YOUR CHILD WELCOMES THE
By Cori Fabian does simple ABCs and 123s. For Happily Ever After League
Director and Co-founder of Bridges Preschool example, science experiments,
arents want the best possible daycare for their cooking projects and gardening Submitted by Jackie Evasius
child, and there are many pertinent questions to activities oﬀer a myriad of dendrite ed Mountain Ranch
ask prior to making the ﬁnal decision. connections versus a worksheet of Country Club proudly
Here are a few key questions to ask when considering the letter Aa. Such activities also welcomes the local non-
your ultimate daycare choice best suited to your child: provide opportunities for phonics, proﬁt Happily Ever After League.
What are you looking for? I have been in early reading, and mathematical and HEAL was created to
childhood education for more than 20 years. I have my social skill building (throw in a provide ﬁnancial support to
bachelor’s degree in education, and have worked in daycare little Spanish and Sign Language, Arizona moms during their
centers, taught public kindergarten, and been invited to and you have an excellent recipe for post-surgery and recovery from
speak at several early childhood conferences. As parents genius!). Meaningful experiences cancer. There are no ﬁnancial
on the search for a quality program, you have told me you are stored in the long-term memory. requirements to qualify for the program. Arizona mothers with
are looking for a social, yet educational experience. You want It is in meaningful curriculum and experiences that your tuition at least one dependent child can receive support from HEAL.
a physically and emotionally safe environment, and you want becomes an investment. Since its inception in 2004, HEAL has kept the goal of
to know the teachers have the necessary talents and skills to Additional questions to ask: never turning away a qualifying mom in need. Each month
enrich your child’s curious minds. • Are the teachers degreed, experienced and have HEAL assists ﬁve to 10 mothers with a one-time ﬁnancial
How do you identify a socially enriched program? longevity at the school? grant.
You have to ask about the unwritten curriculum. Children • What is the structure of my child’s school day? Overall, HEAL distributes $50,000 per year in grant
are experimenting with independence and learning they • Are children read to and allowed time to explore support and an additional $30,000 in outreach and support
have a cause and eﬀect on their environment. With this quality children’s literature? programs through the HEALing House. HEAL’s goal is to
comes social responses like sharing, taking turns, and • Is there communication and documentation of my increase the average grant to make a bigger impact to moms
knowing how to get their shovel back on the playground. child’s learning progress? and families while they are going through cancer treatment.
Find out how the school intends on teaching communica- • Does my child have dramatic play opportunities? One of Pete Dye’s masterpieces, the 6,653 yard, par 72
tion skills during this critical time when your child is • Are their music and movement activities? design at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club features signa-
learning how to communicate eﬀectively. • What is the purpose of the projects my child will be ture mounding and bunkers reinforced with railroad ties, wide
Along with this comes assertiveness training, where doing? fairways, and contoured greens. The inspiring layout combined
children learn how to identify and express their emotions • Does the outdoor environment provide interaction with the native desert landscape of stately Saguaros, mesquite
eﬀectively. Age appropriate, positive discipline teaches with nature? trees, and breathtaking rock formations captivates players from
children how to use problem-solving skills in order to get • Are the children treated with honor and respect from beginning to end. This beautiful Arizona course is hosting a
their needs met without infringing on the rights of others. their teachers and peers? HEAL golf event on Sept. 22.
A positive, socially rich environment is very important for Please visit Bridges Preschool and Kindergarten at “Community partnerships are vital to the life of our orga-
your child’s development. Bridgespreschool.com. Bridges has limited enrollment nization,” states Lauren Daniels, HEAL founder, president and
Curriculum: What will my child learn? The magic of opportunities for the fall, as well as enrollment wish lists survivor.“We are excited that Red Mountain Ranch is hosting
a quality program is the teacher’s ability to make learning through spring 2013. Our East Mesa campus quietly oﬀers our golf event. We appreciate their support of HEAL’s mission.”
purely exponential! Scientiﬁcally we know children learn aﬀordable and professional preschool (starting at age 2) Information about the Happily Ever After
best when they are moving and using all of their senses. A through private kindergarten. You are invited to call League and the upcoming golf event can be found at
quality curriculum has as much breadth and depth as it (480) 924-8008, or tour at any time. www.happilyeverafterleague.org.
Mahnah Club’s Gala BANNER BAYWOOD BECOMES EAST VALLEY’S
FOR CHARITY IS AN ONLY ACCREDITED CHEST PAIN CENTER
Evening of Elegance Submitted by Corey Schubert
Public Relations Specialist
anner Baywood Medical Center recently became the
Submitted by Mahnah Club East Valley’s only Accredited Chest Pain Center, earning
ahnah Club’s 2011 fund-raising gala will this prestigious status for achieving a higher level of
be held at Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms
on March 26. of a heart attack.
Guests will begin their evening at 5:30 p.m. on Hospitals that receive accreditation by the
the Garden Terrace, with a sunset cocktail hour, Society of Chest Pain Centers emphasize the
followed by a sumptuous three-course meal served importance of diagnostic and treatment programs a having a heart attack to ensure that they are not
in the Garden Ballroom and prepared by the that provide more eﬃcient and eﬀective evaluation, s home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the
Wrigley Mansion’s five-star kitchen. as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment h
Tickets for the event are $125 per person. of patients with chest pain and other heart attack “People tend to wait when they think they might
Mahnah Club will present an exciting silent symptoms. ha
be having a heart attack, and that’s a mistake,” states Dr.
auction and raffle. Guests will dance to the great They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare Larry Spratling, Chief Medical Oﬃcer for Banner Baywood.
music of the Valley’s own Night Groove’s band. system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and help “The average patient arrives in the emergency department more
Mahnah Club, a non-profit women’s service to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what they
organization, has been dedicated to meeting our factors for heart attack. don’t realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less
community’s social challenges for 56 years. In Patients who are treated for chest pain at Banner Baywood damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.”
1981, this all-volunteer organization founded the also beneﬁt from the facility’s partnership with Banner Heart Banner Baywood’s state-of-the-art healthcare encom-
Child Crisis Center—East Valley. Mahnah Club Hospital, one of the largest free-standing heart hospitals in the passes the entire continuum of care for the heart patient and
annually supports the Child Crisis Center, as United States. The accreditation recognizes the availability of includes such focal points as the hospital’s dispatch, Emergency
well as Save the Family Foundation of Arizona. emergency treatment options on one medical campus through Medical System, emergency department, cath lab, quality assur-
Mahnah Club also awards scholarships to several Banner Baywood’s Emergency Department and Banner Heart’s ance plan, and community outreach program. By becoming an
local high school seniors, in addition to awarding advanced cardiac care, such as catheterization procedures. Accredited Chest Pain Center, Banner Baywood has enhanced
funding to many other local charities. To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Banner the quality of care for the cardiac patient and has demonstrated
This year, more than ever before, our charities Baywood engaged in rigorous evaluation for its ability to assess, its commitment to higher standards.
and the communities they serve are in dire need diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart
of assistance. Mahnah Club invites you to make attack. This means Banner Baywood uses processes that meet Banner Baywood Medical Center is a 340-bed facility known
a difference by attending the charity gala or by strict criteria aimed at: for its world-class programs in stroke care, oncology, women’s
making a monetary gift. • Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to health, orthopedics and surgical technologies. The facility opened
For reservations or more information, diagnosis and treatment in 1984 and serves the growing East Valley communities of Mesa,
please contact Marilyn Martin via e-mail at • Treating patients more quickly during the critical Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Fountain Hills and areas
denJMartin@aol.com, or call her at (480) 654-6787. window of time when the integrity of the heart of northeastern Pinal County. Banner Baywood Medical Center
muscle can be preserved employs more than 1,500 health care professionals and support
• Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they staﬀ, and has approximately 500 volunteers.
Red Mountain Ranch Up Close March 2011 13
MOUNTAIN LION CARNIVAL Beautiful craftsmanship
MEANS FUN FOR EVERYONE ON DISPLAY AT
ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
By Alyssa Andrews The Morning After.
arnival, n. A period of merrymaking and feasting; any “Some of the performers have all kinds of experience, By Audrey Good
merrymaking, revelry or festival; a traveling amusement and some are just getting started,” Rachel said. “Who knows? or the seventh year, the Las Sendas Quilt Club
show including rides, S
Some day you might be able to will hold its annual quilt show at the Trailhead
games and food. s
say you saw so and so at the Red Members Club on Sunday, March 27, from 1 to 4
Red Mountain Football M
Mountain Carnival when they p.m. at 7900 E. Eagle Crest Drive.
Association (RMFA) is prom- w
were ﬁrst starting out.” Another amazing array of quilts will be on display.
ising a little merrymaking this Students from the Red Whether the viewer prefers traditional quilts, art quilts,
month at its ﬁrst ever Mountain M
Mountain Dance Production will antique quilts or
Lion Carnival. Scheduled for perform during the weekend, as quilt garments, they y
Thursday, March 24 through well. Check out the Web site at will be treated to a
Sunday, March 27, the carnival www.redmountainfootball.com rich array of more
will include rides, games, food for a complete entertainment than 100 quilts,
and entertainment. schedule. which will both
“There will be a good mix of A carnival wouldn’t be satisfy and expand
rides, so there will be something complete without kettle corn, their creative
for every age group,” said Ron h d ice, hot
shaved i h dogs and BBQ. Red Mountain’s appetite!
Wisniewski, Red Mountain High School head football coach. carnival will oﬀer the expected and then some. Bellagio The featured
“There will be plenty of little kids’ rides, but also thrill rides for Restaurant, Chik-Fil-A, Moani’s Country Kitchen and exhibit this year
teenagers and young adults.” Tropical Smoothie also will provide food for purchase. will be self-
Midway West, a local amusement company, will set up the Presale ticket vouchers for rides are $20 for an all-day portraits using
rides near the football ﬁeld on the Red Mountain High School wristband or 40 tickets. Vouchers will be available as follows: quilting tech-
campus, which is located at 7301 E. Brown Road. The fun will noon to 1 p.m. March 10, 11, 21, 22 and 23, Red Mountain niques. Participation in this project was voluntary, and
begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday. High School cafeteria (student lunch hour); 6 to 8 p.m. March members were encouraged to explore the self-portrait in
Red Mountain’s ideal location was what sparked the idea 12, and 5 to 7 p.m. March 23, Barro’s Pizza, their own way by using one or more quilting techniques.
for a carnival as a school fund-raising event.“My dad has been 1066 N. Power Road. Tickets also are available Quilts of all sizes will be made and distributed
involved with promoting carnivals for a few decades now, and he online at www.redmountainfootball.com. to needy organizations. In the past, the club has given
thought we had an excellent location for a carnival,” Ron said. Bring vouchers to the carnival ticket booth to quilts to House of Refuge, AZ Blankets for Kids and
Because of educational budget cuts, RMFA needs to raise a exchange for a wristband or book of tickets. Taft Elementary School in Mesa. The admission money
signiﬁcant amount of money to keep the football program going. collected was donated to Sunshine Acres Children’s
According to Ron, the group hopes the carnival not only will be Carnival hours are 4 Home in Mesa.
well received by the community, but also will build school spirit. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March An admission donation of one dollar will admit visi-
Local musicians representing a variety of genres will 24; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and tors to the quilt show. Free refreshments will be served.
perform throughout the four-day event.“You can relax to some Saturday, March 25 For additional information, call Audrey Good at
classic rock and blues, or jam out to some alternative punk or and 26; and noon (480) 324-0269.
metal,” said entertainment committee member Rachel Gilchrist. to 8 p.m. Sunday,
Headliners include Tigress, No Big Deal, That One Band and March 27.
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14 March 2011 Red Mountain Ranch Up Close
PRESENTATION GIVES valuable information about fraud
By Jay Williamson, Publicity Chairman an identity thief has taken over this account and PRIZE NOTIFICATION SCAMS
and Bev Coombs, Secretary changed the billing address so someone else can You may receive a Mystery Shopper prize notiﬁcation.
resident Ewin Trapp opened the Feb. 10 meeting of the use it. You also may get an e-mail saying you won the lottery in some
Red Mountain Ranch Social Club. 2. You receive a credit card for which you did not foreign country. If you did not purchase a lottery ticket, you did
Musical group The Duttons, from Branson, Mo., apply. You are denied credit or asked to pay a not win anything. They say there is a fee before you get your
entertained the large group. higher interest rate. prize, and will send someone to your home to pick up the money.
Program chairman Marilyn Husted introduced Debra 3. There is a charge on your credit card you did not Do not give anyone money. You never receive the prize, and you
Boehlke, from the Arizona Attorney General’s Oﬃce. Debra purchase. Shred all junk mail, especially oﬀers for a lose the money.
works as a fraud protection and education specialist. new credit card. Other e-mails are from people saying they want to share
Sharing a PowerPoint presentation on the top 10 consumer To opt out of credit card oﬀers, call (888) 5-OPT-OUT. money with you. They need your bank account number to
scams, Debra discussed how individuals can protect themselves If you are sure your identity has been compromised, contact automatically deposit funds in your account. They write a check
and avoid losing money. the Attorney General’s Oﬃce. Call (602) 542-5025. on your bank account. The funds go out of your account, not
We get junk mail in the regular mail, or spam generated on Some people in Arizona have their Social Security numbers into it. You will never hear from them again.
the Internet. It is diﬃcult to catch those working on the Internet. on their driver’s licenses. Pay the $5 fee for a new license without
They change addresses often. your Social Security number. HOME REPAIR SCAMS
These scams often are from foreign countries. Shred Do not ever carry your Social Security card in your People say they are working in your neighborhood and have
regular mail containing your name or personal information. wallet. Make a copy of your Medicare card. Black out extra supplies. They oﬀer a good price to do repair work on your
the Social Security number on the copy. Carry the copy home. Do not hire them without checking out the company with
AUTO PURCHASE AND REPAIR i
in your wallet. the Better Business Bureau. If there are complaints, do not hire
Many scams involve the purchase Members of orga- them. Never pay for repairs in advance. They claim to need to get
of an automobile (new or used), or car n
nized crime hire meth something to ﬁnish the job, and never return. Do not pay cash.
repairs. When purchasing, take your time a
addicts to break into You can stop payment on a check.
deciding. Don’t be rushed into anything. y
your home and grab
It is also best to pay car repair bills with p
personal information. WORK FROM HOME SCAMS
a credit card rather than cash. If there is Never give personal Ads on the Internet or signs on the street say you can work
a problem, you can call the credit card ﬁnancial information over from home, earning $25 an hour. You must pay for a $200 kit
company and ask for help. the phone. If they called, before being hired. After sending a check, which usually goes to
you don’t know to whom a post oﬃce box, you will never hear from them again.
GRANNY SCAM you are talking. When applying for a Pay Day loan, interest rates are
Someone phones an elderly person saying Use a locked extremely high. Travel scams say you have won a free trip. The
he is a grandchild stuck somewhere, needing money wired to mailbox to avoid having your outgoing mail stolen, or take trip is not free.
him. Bank tellers try to talk people out of wiring money to mail directly to the post oﬃce.
anybody, but some people ignore the warning. When signing up for a free credit report on the Internet, If you have been a victim of any scams, contact the
this is a monthly service. You may receive a bill. Arizona Attorney General. Go to www.azag.gov, or phone:
IDENTITY THEFT Any victim of identity theft should file a report Phoenix: Crime, Fraud and Resource Center—
The Phoenix area is the No. 1 area in the country for with the police department. Contact the credit reporting (602) 542-2123
this crime. States along the Mexican border are high areas agencies, and put a freeze on your credit. You can still Arizona Attorney General’s Oﬃces:
for identity theft. use your credit cards, but this will stop anyone from Phoenix—(602) 542-5025
Red ﬂags for identity theft opening a new credit card in your name. Close all Tucson—(520) 628-6504
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Christina continued. John
dedicated to the to service any level of the market,”$99,000 to
who is selling
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stage of ON MU
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added. “We can
reach a vast group,
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ce, $1 million plus.” and Christina, real estate
n a time and
experience, dedication John
consumers are Valley and real estate trends
lives,” John added.
Experience, dedicationall possible.
and being well
T And for John he public
with John because
for me to work is invited Christina said.
Air because he is family,”
I can always
a Sunday Force’s (CAF) to attend the
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call on him on Christina to help Comme
knowledge of of Coldwell Banker with a strong Museum call on
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na John see being
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me out, which y,
world. more than 25
years rgest real estate company when
Feb. 13. Christina of John,
Ford on Car
the real estate of the largest was a very solid of protections built in for The Mustantech,” said
selling real estate “I really felt it
“Plus, he is very utilize the Internet as a major
Christina started Banker in 1983. Her son-in-law, “There are a lot
“There Charity how to gs and Muscle
and joined Coldwell in 2002 after selling his John
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ago, than will be old Multiple Listing
John joined forces the business only seven years life.
ago, the buyer and
yer the seller.” Banker for more loyalty, for theirCAF Arizona the
working with held at
with Coldwell her Museum
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Though he joined has always been a part of owner,” John
his Having worked has maintained , books,” John.
now, Christina Airport locatedlaughed at Falcon
Service (MLS) e estate has really come a long
n way,” Christina
my career as a
restaurant quarter of a century praise for the company.
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and only added
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concerned about to meet
said. “We used located
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it over, and ran
it for “They are extremely
Th Doors will Greenﬁeld Road. what had been book, it
and then I took blood, however. open at would
close at books, still10 a.m. If you lost your
Deli in Phoenix, real estate was always in his are very ethical,”
ery available. lock
said purchase, sale
and 4what was
p.m. and “We didn’t have my
10 years.” He
age, John was
involved in the The show’snightmare,” she admitted.
was a curve for
From a young WWII boxes,themeIt has either. been a big learning
property. and P-51 Mustan features
rental of investment me of real estate was independence, with along with generation,” Christina laughed. business has
“The allure for having that interaction open to both classic ﬁghters,a family-run
Of course, being ﬂexibility allows John to take
boss, while still all and newThe
to be my own street rods, makes, models withcars.or squeeze in 15 tohome.
said. my kids and and him The car show is
the kids to work years of and
to have time for For more 4x4s, exotics,phone calls between the park helps him
“Plus, I want
John continued. information of imports and muscle son
my wife, too,” service background
ng, about showing7-year-oldcles.
John readily admits
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this Planet Promot honorin 62 and older;
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estate can be an
have a to Feb.
and John Karadsheh 13. Continued on
must be registration is limited online at fallen airmen for ages
5 to 12.
rience, and it is talk and open up. Christina Ovando pre-registered Tuskege Childre
to and the
for the showthe ﬁrst India e Airmen, the n under
We have a new
can Warbird 91st of charge. 5 are admitte
to whom one experience to
B-17 Sentim s on display Theater Flying Tigers, Bomb Group, able on In age
“It’s a very unique Christina. “It’s
the during the prior
Women and trainer. the WWII addition, rides d free
home,” stated American ental Journey car ’s Air ForceWomen in Aviation China Burma the
Sentimental certiﬁcates may B-17, C-45 are avail-
people ﬁnd a perfect house SNJ/T-6 , B-25 Mitchelshow include
thing to ﬁnd the more. the addition In Service , includin Journey be and SNJ/T
most exciting Exhibits and
include Stearman trainers
, North kids, sponsor , there will Pilots of WWII g the The museum or other purchased for ﬂ -6
a tribute ed by KMJ be Hot Wheels and others. items availabl ’s gift shop warbirds. ights on
to the B-17 and many by a local
Diecast, racing for e features
Chow Hound Food and DJ, who will play as well as The CAF for purchase. many unique
music provide Arizona
, beverages hits from volunteer aviation
will the 70s, Wing is
ion prices be available. d heritage organization dedicate a 501(c)(3)
range from 90s. of d to celebrat non-proﬁt
tion and freedom through
$10 for rememb
ages 13 Comme rance. For ﬂight, educatio ing our
to adult; morativ
or some (480) 924-19 e Air Force more information exhibi-
to pull a it’s enough 40, or visit on the
comb through the Web Museum
your hair, , please
site at www.az
on your dab a bit caf.org.
to go, but quality subcontractors, texturiz
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sometim more of a real opportunity for a customer overall building
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rates are at an
all-time low, as
well. look, Ashley up to the just the
them the peace
of Azul, I
require-recent visit costs, interest ﬁnancing
aware of the great will
stylist, said, Mueller, beginnin
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and codes, city inspection ﬁ of
knows the building very well.“The beneﬁt
to Salon “People aren’t
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ne styles, accordi 10 p.m.; Wednes from 3:30 to 10
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with less bigger
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and Las Sendas are really
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