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THANK- and stories while taking a

break from the bustling
the Edible Gardening
class in Feb. We get
M ARCH 2011

YOU! season. credit for every class

attended, and five
Did you know we had more
We cannot thank you holiday decorations in the
neighbors attended that Inside This Issue:
enough for your continued class!
community than anyone Landscape Update 2
support of our events. can remember? What is in store for this
The fun is addictive! year? Phase one of the Meet Nakeia Lyons 3
The Superstition Ranch long-awaited landscape Rebate Program 3
annual meeting in project begins on
November was well Superstition Boulevard Good Neighbors 3
attended by the and will be completed in
Free Classes 4
community and what a pot April.
luck! Residents showed We are planning a
their cooking (and community movie night
shopping) skills offering and are looking for
many treats to choose We care about our volunteers.
from. The chilly weather community too! The SATURDAY
did not deter homeowners Neighborhood Block Watch It is that time of year to APRIL 9th IS
from meeting their has been re-activated and begin planning our next
neighbors, both old and block party/annual OUR NEXT
you came out in full force to
new, and the party lasted see how we can keep our meeting. We are looking COMMUNITY
'til dark. Our neighbors neighbor-hood safe with the for a Special Events GARAGE SALE
make this a great place to help of the Chandler Police Committee Chair to DATE!
live! Department. Thank you to coordinate the event. We
the Girard and Dana can't do it alone. The ____________
The spirit continued with board, made up of
the Holiday Cheer families for your hospitality DID YOU
in hosting these events. volunteers, has a lot of
neighborhood social. plans for the community, KNOW YOU
Wow! Fifty people came Finally, we are working but we want it to be an CAN
out, some in holiday together to meet our inclusive community. FIND THE
inspired dress, to share education requirements for
hot cocoa and sweets. the City of Chandler grant. Can YOU volunteer FOLLOWING
We saw many new faces, Thank you to the some of your time in ON OUR BLOG?
and exchanged laughs homeowners that attended 2011?
President, Romina Ryals (
Vice President, Kim Fox (
Treasurer, Lisa Knox Secretary, Ray Cerimeli
Member-at-Large, Dan Meyer
Landscape Committee Chair, Valerie Lanza (
*** Community Manager, Nakeia Lyons ***
Phase I of our common area came and participated in this community in the near future.
restoration and beautification will important program. Even Officer Information will be provided once
begin in weeks! The project will Ruhland was impressed with the there are more details to share.
soon become reality as we make number of people who attended! The committee also wanted to
final arrangements with the address the issue of the trees in
contractor regarding the both common areas as many of the
Superstition Boulevard site. We trees were in desperate need of a
have arranged to have the serious trim. We were fortunate
landscape design company enough to find Urban Forest, a
oversee the project to make sure it reputable company that mapped
is completed to spec. out both common areas and
After careful consideration, the provided a map of all our trees by
committee presented type, and their specific needs.
recommendations to the board and Urban Forest was hired to trim nine
the decision was made to hire KW trees in December and we hope to
Professional Hardscaping & Kim Fox and Val Lanza smile with Romina
trim more in the next few months.
Maintenance, a local company. Ryals as she signs the PHASE I
Landscaping Project Contract, commencing We addressed trees needing the
Final preparation is underway and most immediate attention including
work on Superstition BLVD common area.
we are hopeful the project will be two in the Ray Road common area
completed in April. that were hanging in resident‟s
We will also be contacting our There is still some work to be done yards as well as the enormous
„foster‟ plant families soon as the to fulfill the education requirement mesquite along Superstition
time to plant on Superstition BLVD of the Grant. Hopefully you Boulevard. We have now created
is near! received the handout regarding for our community a rotating tree
landscaping classes the City of maintenance schedule!
Meeting the grant requirements is a Chandler is sponsoring for the next
priority for the Landscape few months. As a condition of our We are so excited to see Phase I
Committee now. One of the grant, we must have 10 residents actually become reality. It‟s been a
requirements involves the Block participate in a class. (Classes are long road to get to this point but it
Watch program, which has been again listed on back of this flyer.) has been so worthwhile.
successfully reactivated in the The Landscape Committee is open
community as of December 2010. The landscape committee is to all members of the community.
There were two meetings held in planning a class with Chandler‟s Please contact Valerie Lanza, Chair,
December and we had a fantastic Water Conservation Specialist, at if you are
turnout. Thanks to everyone who Cathy Rymer to be held in the interested.

COMMUNITY Finally the temps are warming
up meaning the cold snaps
Weeds have sprung also with
the recent rain and warmer
freezing our plants are temperatures.
GARAGE SALE hopefully a thing of the past.
This is just a friendly reminder
Now is the time to get out there to take a look around the
DATE IS and trim up your plants and outside of your home and do a
bushes damaged by the cold so little “spring cleaning” if
they‟ll have a good chance to needed. Our community looks
04/09/2011! blossom this spring and better for it!


Nakeia is the new Community Manager of This is a simple reminder that the Superstition
Superstition Ranch. She has been with Kinney Ranch approved paint pallet is available to all
Management for over three years and manages homeowners upon request. The approved Dunn-
eleven communities throughout the greater Phoenix Edwards home and fence paint colors are
area. Nakeia's duties range from working closely with assembled in a three-ring binder for your review.
the Board of Directors, touring the properties to Contact Romina Ryals to borrow at
ensure the wellbeing of the neighborhoods, to
attending Homeowner Association meetings with the
Board to answer any homeowner questions and
discuss upcoming events and projects for the
Nakeia is originally from Michigan and moved to
Phoenix eight years ago to escape the cold weather.
She looks forward to a long lasting relationship with
Superstition Ranch and to meeting the wonderful
people that make up our great neighborhood.
Contact to gain access!
Welcome, Nakeia!
(Nakeia invites you to call her with any of your
questions or concerns at (480) 820-3451.)

“SHOUT OUTS” GO TO…The following homeowners have been

selected for ACTS OF GOOD NEIGHBORLINESS: Dennis Lamberty for weeding,
trimming and cutting the lawn of the vacant home on Linda Lane, Chris Standage, the
Fillers, and the Tschilars for continuous efforts maintaining their beautiful yards, and
Clancey Fox & Thomas Danler for using a coat hanger to “jimmy” neighbor Francis’ keys
out of her locked car on a late winter’s night so she could get to school the next morning.


The City of Chandler is about site conditions, such as Residential applicants are eligible
encouraging water conservation soil moisture, soil type, plant to receive one (1) Smart Irrigation
by offering rebates for City of type and more to apply the right Controller rebate. Details about
Chandler residents who install amount of water to the the Smart Controller Rebate and
automatic “Smart” irrigation landscape. other water conservation
controllers. These “Smart” The use of these weather-based programs are available on the
irrigation controllers typically irrigation controllers may qualify City‟s Web site at
reduce water use by 30% over for a rebate of 50% of the actual or by
manually controlled irrigation cost of the controller (excluding calling the City‟s Water
systems. They use current taxes) up to $250 per unit. Conservation Specialist at 480-
weather data and information 782-3580.
PO BOX 25466
TEMPE, AZ 85285-5466
(480) 820-3451


popular landscaping and LANDSCAPING Transform your grass yard into
irrigation classes is here, and
This three-class series will outdoor living spaces for your
your attendance helps us fulfill
teach you the basics about family. The class is offered on
our grant requirement!
landscaping in the desert. 4/12 from 6:30-8:45 p.m.
6:30-8:45 p.m. on 3/22, 3/29
Be sure to e-mail kim- and 4/5. WATER SMART to let her know WORKSHOPS
you attended! Classes are
This three-part series will walk
free, but participants must
you through the components of
register. All classes will be held PRUNING AND
your irrigation system.
at the Senior Center, 202 E. MAINTAINING YOUR
Installation class will be held
Boston St. LANDSCAPE 4/21, Yard Watering will be held
A Certified Arborist will teach on 4/28, and Irrigation System
To register for any of the you about proper plant Maintenance on 5/5. All classes
classes listed, call the City of selection, planting, staking and will be held from 6-8:45 p.m.
Chandler’s Water pruning techniques for the low
Conservation Office: desert. Class will be held from Contact Cathy Rymer, Water
6:30-8:45 p.m. on 3/15. Conservation Coordinator for more
480-782-3580 info. (480) 782-3589