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7101 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021 • 602-795-1500
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WE’RE THANKFUL FOR OUR RESIDENTS
November is the perfect time to reflect on those things that mean the most to
us. We’re especially thankful for all of our wonderful residents—you make our
community the perfect place to call home! Warmest Thanksgiving wishes from
your staff. Holiday hours: office closed Thursday, November 28.
3 ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE 3
At our community, a comfortable home, a carefree lifestyle, and a heaping
helping of on-site conveniences make life as easy as pie. If time is running out on
your lease, don’t settle for second best. Continue to enjoy the good life by
renewing your lease today.
Î HONORING OUR VETERANS
We sometimes take our freedoms for granted and forget the sacrifices made on
behalf of our country. November 11 is Veterans’ Day, a day set aside to remember
and honor the men and women who have served in the United States armed
forces. Why not take this opportunity to thank a veteran.
A RECIPE FOR REFERRALS A
Take a community of satisfied residents, stir in a double measure of service
and amenities, and bake in comfort. Then serve to everyone you know. One
taste of our community, and they’ll come back for more. When they sign a lease
and move in, your referral will become your new neighbor!
NOVEMBER FUN FARE
Indulge yourself with this month’s entertainment fare! Simply flip to the back page
and feast your eyes on our Fun in the Sun section. Dig into the action with your
favorite sports team, delight in the array of concerts, then top it off with fun-tastic
special events. For that little extra, check out our calendar for some of the
activities around the state.
Riding the Holiday Rails
he holiday season isn’t the only thing chugging down the tracks
at full throttle. Both the Verde Canyon Railroad and the Grand
Canyon Railway are building up a head of steam, getting ready for
their special holiday train ride excursions.
In November, it’s “all aboard” for the Fall Colors Tour on the
Verde Canyon Railroad, pictured lower left. The four-hour scenic
journey begins at the Clarkdale Train Depot and rolls through rugged
high-desert wilderness, where the towering crimson cliffs of the
Verde Canyon are set against a gorgeous backdrop of colorful fall
foliage and deep blue skies. Vintage FP7 engines pull comfortable
passenger cars fitted with Pullman-style seating. Come December,
you can take an old-fashioned rail ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Passengers sing carols all the way, while Mrs. Claus passes out her
homemade baked cookies. Photo and video ops are plentiful. Visit
verdecanyonrr.com or call 800-582-7245 for details.
For those who love the Grand Canyon, here’s a notion for a different locomotion—
take a historic and fun ride on the Grand Canyon Railway, pictured upper left.
Authentic western characters breathe life into the Old West when they board the
train en route from the Williams Depot to the Grand Canyon. The excursion covers
65 miles and takes two hours and 15 minutes. At 7,000 feet, you’ll pass through
breathtaking Ponderosa pine forests, down to open, high-desert terrain, then back up
through forests again.
Starting in November, the entire family will want to hop aboard the Polar Express,
where Santa’s elves will serve up cookies and hot chocolate while they enthrall
passengers with the Polar Express story. When you reach the North Pole (the
Canyon), Santa and his reindeer will be waiting with special gifts for the children. For
more information, go to thetrain.com or call 888-848-3511.
Tallest Holiday Tree
The tallest fresh-cut decorated
Christmas tree will dazzle viewers
at the 12th Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting Spectacular on Saturday,
Nov. 16, 6–9 p.m. at the Outlets at
Anthem, I-17 at exit 229.
The tree is a majestic white fir
that stands 115 feet tall.
When decorated with three
miles of LED lights and 6,000
ornaments, plus a three-foot-tall
copper star, it weighs 16 tons.
It takes a 14-person team more
than 112 hours over two weeks,
using mobile cranes, to shape and
decorate the 27-foot-wide tree.
The tree comes from northern
California and is transported
nearly 750 miles on a
75-foot stretch trailer.
Sweet Potato Casserole
6 whole yams or sweet potatoes
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400º F. Wash and pat dry
unpeeled yams. Pierce skins with a fork, and
bake 1 1/4 hours on a foil-lined baking sheet
until cooked thoroughly. Cut in quarters and
scoop out yams from inside peels. Reduce
oven heat to 325º.
In a large bowl, with a mixer, beat together
yams, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves,
salt, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla. Beat until
smooth. Transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and
flour. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter
until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans.
Sprinkle the topping mixture over yam mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until
the topping is lightly brown.
Photo courtesy of Joseph Becker
Birds of a Feather
hat’s synonymous with Thanksgiving
besides football, shopping, and eating?
It’s turkey, of course, the star of the holiday
feast. Not all turkeys are destined for the
dinner table, though. Just ask Lucy, who lives
at the Phoenix Zoo. She’s 15 years old, well
past the average lifespan for most domestic
Domestic turkeys may have a reputation
for being none too bright, but research
shows these birds to be very alert to their
surroundings (ask any hunter) and excellent communicators. They have at least 30 distinct
calls to warn each other of different predators.
Turkeys are social animals that live in flocks. They breed in the spring, when the hen
lays about a dozen eggs. Within 26 to 28 days, the babies (poults) hatch and leave the
nest. Wild turkeys can fly, but their less aerodynamic domestic cousins flap their wings and
run across the ground.
The Phoenix Zoo has four Rio Grande turkeys who share their aviary habitat with
ravens and turkey vultures. Celebrate Thanksgiving with turkeys and other fascinating
wildlife at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona.
From Field to Fork
For the freshest fruits and vegetables,
it’s hard to top local farmers’ markets.
They offer just-picked produce bursting
with flavor and nutrition. Locally-grown
food goes from the field to your fork
at the peak of ripeness and is
a tasty alternative to big box
Many farmers’ markets also
offer scrumptious homemade
goodies, from tamales, jams,
and salsas to oven-fresh breads
BE-LEAF IT OR NOT
Buying from a farmers’ market is ecofriendly and supports the local economy.
Eliminating the middleman means more
value for your dollar.
Children and adults alike
can talk to farmers and learn
firsthand how foods are
grown and harvested.
To find a farmers’
market this season, visit
The names of 24 trees are hidden in this story.
How many can you find? Answers below.
One fall morning, Douglas fired us up for a hike in the woods. His map led us
to Teakman Groves where, as the dawn haze lifted, the forest blazed with color.
Stands of birch, walnut, hickory, and spruce were cloaked in autumn splendor of
Laurel and Myrtle laced arms and set off through the woods. The rest of us
caught up with them once James quit exploring side trails. Rounding a bend,
we spotted deer in a meadow. Two bucks were sizing each other up. We
watched them lock horns until, sensing danger, the smaller buck eyed us with
distrust. Suddenly, the whole herd fled.
And so did we as a bumblebee chased us from the
meadow. Just when we thought we were safe, a wasp
encircled our heads. We ran so fast that we splashed
right through a brook. Cherry’s fancy pressed
clothes were dripping wet, so we called it a day.
Our outing was so enjoyable that we now
pine for the time when we will own a
home of our own in the woods.
NOV 28–JAN 12 Phoenix Zoo. 3.5+
million lights, light sculptures, 3D
animals, dancing trees, Music in Motion
spectacular. $7–$14. 602-273-1341
NOV 29–JAN 11 Historic Downtown
Glendale. Over 1.5 million lights
lit nightly. 11/29-30: Spectacular
Weekend. Free. 623-930-2299
FANTASY OF LIGHTS
NOV 29–JAN 1 Mill Ave., Tempe.
11/30: Opening night parade & events,
Santa arrives, vendors. Lights glow
nightly. Free. 480-921-2300
TEMPLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTING
NOV 29–DEC 31 Mesa Temple. 750,000
lights in gardens, displays. 12/1–25:
nightly concerts. Free. 480-964-7164
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
NOV 30–JAN 1 Chandler Blvd.,
Ahwatukee. Lighted displays. 11/30:
Kickoff party at Desert Foothills Park,
with rides, marketplace, entertainment,
Santa, Harley parade, more. Free.
WILDLIGHTS & ANIMAL SIGHTS
NOV 29–DEC 28 Heritage Pk. Zoological
Sanctuary, Prescott. Festive holiday
decorations, light displays. Fri./Sat.
evenings. $3-$5. 928-778-4242
HOLIDAY LIGHT PARADE
NOV 30 Prescott Courthouse Plaza.
Lighted floats, holiday music, Santa.
NOV 23–JAN 1 Little America Hotel,
Flagstaff. One million lights in trees.
11/23: Lighting ceremony, Santa
arrives, kids’ activities, raffle, carolers.
NORTH POLE EXPERIENCE
NOV 23–DEC 27 Flagstaff. Trolley
departs from Little American Hotel
through magic portal to Santa’s
8,500 sq. ft. workshop. $42-$55.
NOV 23–JAN 1 Prescott Resort and
Conference Center Lobby. More than
100 gingerbread structures on display,
cookie decorating. Free. 928-776-1666
NOV 29–DEC 14 Tohono Chul Park,
Tucson. One million lights, luminarias,
warm beverages & cookies, live
music, kids’ activities. Fri./Sat. $2-$15.
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One fall morning, Douglas fired us up for a hike in the woods. His map led us to Teak-man Groves where, as the dawn haze lifted, the
forest blazed with color. Stands of birch, walnut, hickory, and spruce were cloaked in autumn splendor of overwhelming beauty. Laurel and
Myrtle laced arms and set off through the woods. The rest of us caught up with them once James quit exploring side trails. Rounding a bend,
we spotted deer in a meadow. Two bucks were sizing each other up. We watched them lock horns until, sensing danger, the smaller
buck eyed us with distrust. Suddenly, the whole herd fled. And so did we as a bumblebee chased us from the meadow. Just when we thought
we were safe, a wasp encircled our heads. We ran so fast that we splashed right through a brook. Cherry’s fancy pressed clothes were dripping
wet, so we called it a day. Our outing was so enjoyable that we now pine for the time when we will own a home of our own in the woods.
In standard crossword fashion, use the definitions
below to fill Apple
in the grid with
the correct words.
from 2the pictures
below to form a message.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/3 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon3 ground nutmeg 4
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
5 butter (3 sticks, cold)
1 1/2 cups
2 quarts (about 8 medium) peeled, cored,
and thickly-sliced baking apples
Preheat oven to 350º F.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, Solution
Across: 1. Stuffing
5. Football 6. Yams
8. Turkey 10. Family
Down: 2. Feast
3. Cook 4. Parade
7. Gravy 9. Pie
Before mixing above ingredients, coat apple
8 juice, then sprinkle with an
slices with lemon
additional amount of brown sugar and cinnamon.
NOV 16–OREGON STATE NOV 30–ARIZONA
AZ CARDINALS FOOTBALL
Univ. of Phx. Stadium, Glendale. $40-$300. 800-745-3000
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe. $8-$80. 480-965-2381
NOV 12–MIAMI (OHIO)
NOV 15–IDAHO STATE
PHOENIX SUNS BASKETBALL
US Airways Center, Phoenix. $10-$100. 800-745-3000
NOV 10–NEW ORLEANS
PHOENIX COYOTES HOCKEY
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale. $20-$355. 480-563-PUCK
NOV 16–TAMPA BAY
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
NOV 7–10 AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Event Weekend. $15-$160
Events may change. Please call ahead.
Newsletters by Design Phoenix, Arizona 623-780-9041
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe. $25-$300. 480-727-0000
birdF. for 45 to 507.minutes
9. Filled pastry
SPORTS – AT HOME
Answer: Why did the turkey get a
belly ache? Because he gobbled down
6. Sweet vegetables
and brown sugar. With a
pastry blender or fork, cut butter into mixture
Take half of the mixture and pat it into the
of a 9x13-inch baking
with apple slices,
WICKENBURG FOUNTN. HILLS
Phoenix • 602-267-1600 or 480-784-4444
NOV 16 Pro Boxing Iron Boy X $
NOV 30 BB King $48-$88
Phoenix • 602-379-2888
NOV 1–3 Sesame Street Live $42-$58
NOV 14 Lee Brice $40
NOV 25 So You Think You Can Dance $51-$80
Tempe • 480-965-3434 or 800-745-3000
thru NOV 17 The Lion King $28-$129
Phoenix • 480-784-4444 or 602-252-8497
NOV 3 Dia de Los Muertos Tribute Concert $23-$35
NOV 6 Dennis Rowland $39-$79
NOV 14–DEC 1 The Mountaintop $41-$67
Glendale • 800-745-3000
NOV 10 Winter Jam 2013 Tour $10
NOV 19 Pearl Jam $69
Phoenix • 602-262-7272
NOV 2 Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán $54-$105
NOV 29–DEC 1 Ballet & Friends: Nutcracker $49
US AIRWAYS CENTER
Phoenix • 602-379-7800 or 800-745-3000
NOV 5 Selena Gomez $39-$78
NOV 9 Nine Inch Nails $49-$109
NOV 16 Drake $58-$109
NOV 22 Michael Bublé $68-$114
NOV 29–JAN 5
LAKE HAVASU WILLIAMS
ARIZONA STATE FAIR
thru NOV 3 State Fair Grounds, Phoenix. Rides,
exhibits, livestock, concerts, more. $5-$10, under 5
free. AZStateFair.com 602-252-6771
PEORIA BEER FESTIVAL
NOV 2 Peoria Sports Complex. Beer & wine sampling,
food tasting, live music & entertainment, silent auction.
$25-$30. 623-773-8710 PeoriaBeerFestival.com
SCOTTSDALE SUPER EXPO
NOV 2–3 WestWorld. Expos: Health & Wellness,
Women’s, Home & Garden, Shape Up US, Everything
Kids Fest. $10. 602-277-6045 ExposAZ.com
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
NOV 2–3 Litchfield Park. More than 250 fine artists &
craftsmen, live music, wine tasting, festival eateries,
confectionary booths. Free. 623-734-6526
NOV 9–10 Heard Museum, Phoenix. Hispanic artists,
demonstrations, music & dance, traditional foods($).
Included with museum admission. 602-252-8848
THE GREAT BRIDAL EXPO
NOV 10 Phoenix Convention Center. Vendors of
wedding-related services. $16. GreatBridalExpo.com
VETERANS DAY PARADE
NOV 11 Central Ave. to Camelback Rd. to 7th St.,
Phoenix. Over 100 entries. Free. 602-918-5162
CHILIES & CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
NOV 15–17 Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
Sample luscious gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas,
and more, live music. $8-$18. 480-481-8188
Cover Photo: Aspen on road to Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff, Arizona