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  • 6 Managers Message: Home Improvement Projects

    8 Developer: Ashton Woods to Complete

    The Village at Vistancia

    10 Covenants Corner: When Dog Barking

    Becomes a Problem

    11 Caretaker Landscape: Rejuvenation Cut Backs

    12 Featured Event: Santas Village

    14 Whats Happening

    16 Scrapbook

    18 Getting Crafty: DIY Milk Bottle Reindeer

    19 Employee Spotlight: Jake Monday

    20 Tee Time: I Want to Hit it There

    22 Blackstone: Now is the Time to Join

    Blackstone Country Club

    24 Clubs/Resources

    26 DECEMBER 2014 Calendar




    AT The CLub


    Whats InsideDECEMBER 2014


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    Vistancia Living Magazine is the official community magazine of Vistancia, brought to you by the Vistancia Village Association. It is published monthly by Lion Tree Communications, Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photographs or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited by law. Trademarks, logos and content provided by advertisers, sponsors and partners are owned by the respective companies and all rights are reserved by them. The views, statements, and claims of advertisers or other VLM contributors do not necessarily represent those of the publisher, Vistancia Village Association or its employees. Printed in the USA. 2014 Vistancia Living Magazine. All rights reserved. Please recycle.

    Phone: 623.215.8646 / Fax: 623.215.8647 / www.myvistancia.comOffice Hours: Monday Friday 8AM to 5PM. Additional hours available by appointment.






    >>> mANAGerS meSSAGe

    By Wendy Mueller, Community Manager

    Home Improvement Projects

    It is hard to believe that another year is drawing to a close. It looks like my Mother was right, the older we get, the faster time flies. At the end of each year, in the midst of

    the holiday season, we have the opportunity to look back and be thankful for the many good times shared with family and friends. Thank you Vistancia for the memories we have made in our first year together. As we celebrate, during this busy time of year, I want to wish you and your loved ones health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year.

    Although we are sad to say goodbye to our Assistant Lifestyle Director, Devin Haggerty, we are excited for her new opportunity at a CCMC managed community in Texas. We will miss her smile and enthusiasm, all the while knowing what great success she will have in her new role. With her departure, we welcome a new smiling face to the Vistancia team. Please join me in welcoming Rudy Bogojevich! Rudy comes to Vistancia from a neighboring CCMC community bringing lots of energy and new ideas for our lifestyle program. When you stop by to say hello, ask our elf on the shelf how he feels about opera.

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    Carrie LienhartAssistant Community Manager

    Michael Brooks Maintenance Director of VMC

    Jake MondayMaintenance

    Andy OlsonCovenants

    Casey WhiteAdministrative Coordinator

    Ricky MayaPatrol

    Wendy MuellerCommunity

    April RettlerDesign Review

    Neal NassanoLifestyle Director

    Tammy McBrienCommunications



    We are pleased to welcome the award-winning builder Ashton Woods back to the community with the opening of the Catalonia neighborhood in The Village at Vistancia. The grand opening of the Catalonia neighborhood marks the completion of residential land sales within The Village at Vistancia community. Ashton Woods unveils its newest home designs and unique architectural styles in the Catalonia neighborhood located off of El Mirage Road and Westward Skies drive, featuring Contemporary Craftsman, Midcentury Modern, Contemporary Farmhouse, Spanish and Modern Desert styling.

    Ashton Woods unique architectural styles and finishes include ground level window finishes, a diverse use of materials, colors and details creating a distinctive design across the Catalonia neighborhood. A thoughtful use of stone, brick and ironwork brings elements to the exterior elevations that complement The Village at Vistancias existing designs.

    Catalonia by Ashton Woods offers a total of 80 homesites featuring six single- and two-story floorplans ranging from 1,474 sf - 3,299 sf. Two model homes are available for home buyers to preview. For more information about Catalonia by Ashton Woods in The Village at Vistancia visit or call 623.933.6233.

    Vistancia Welcomes Ashton Woods to Complete The Village at Vistancia Community

    >>> frOm The deveLOper

    By Mark Hammons, Vice President and General Manager


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