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April Issue of the Community Magazine

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  • VISTANCIA LIVING April 2012

  • April 2012 VISTANCIA LIVING

    essentials06 MANAGERS MESSAGE07 DEVELOPERS CORNER07 COVENANTS CORNER 08 EVENTS12 COMMUNITY14 CITY OF PEORIA16 HEALTHY LIVING16 RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT17 CHILDS PLAY17 POLICE BEAT18 TEE TIME AT TRILOGY18 BLACKSTONE21 CALENDAR22 CLUBS/RESOURCES

    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, LionTreeCommunications@Gmail.com. 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. 2012 Vistancia Living Magazine. All rights reserved. Please recycle.

    CONTENTS

    Vanessa TorreCommunity Managervtorre@ccmcnet.com

    Carrie LienhartAssistant Community Manager

    clienhart@ccmcnet.com

    Lauren StephanLifestyle Directorlstephan@ccmcnet.com

    April AlvarezAdministrative Coordinatoraalvarez@ccmcnet.com

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

    David TerzichCovenants Coordinator dterzich@ccmcnet.com

    Michael Brooks Maintenance Director of VMC

    mbrooks@ccmcnet.com

    Jake MondayMaintenance Coordinatorjmonday@ccmcnet.com

    For advertising opportunities, please contact Jonathan E. Himlin at 480.636.6670, or email: LionTreeCommunications@Gmail.com.

    12 SPRING INTO FUN AT VISTANCIAS EGGSTRAVAGANZAMark your calendars for this fun and exciting event for your children! the 8th annual Vistancia eggstravaganza will be saturday, april 7th from 10am-1pm.

    16 INSPIRING TODAYS YOUTHVistancia resident travis angry is making a difference in the lives of todays youth. He has launched Change: if i Can, You Can, an inspirational and motivational youth outreach project.

    17 EARLY CHILDHOOD SPEECH & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT For many parents, the most memorable milestone in a childs growth and development is the first word or communicative gesture. learn more about helping to develop your childs speech.

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  • VISTANCIA LIVING February 2012

  • s you know, last month we had a bit of commotion around the community

    relating to three incidents in which unprovoked coyotes bit Trilogy residents who were relaxing in three separate yards. All residents have recovered well and this has proved to be an excellent opportunity

    to reinforce a few key things to remember about living with wildlife.

    First and foremost, never feed animals or leave food out. The Arizona Game and Fish Department feels there is a very good likelihood that the coyotes involved in the incidents may been feed by humans. This is not to say that the residents bitten had feed the animals, but rather that the coyotes had learned that humans may be connected with getting a treat and when they are not given food or attention, they may seek it with aggressive behavior.

    MANAGERS MESSAGE

    living With Wildlife

    Vanessa Torre Vistancia Village

    Community Manager

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    This applies to all animals, even the cute little bunnies so many residents love to see. Remember that big, fat, well fed bunnies make for a tasty meal! Even bird feeders with stray pieces of bird seed may feed desert rodents and pigeons that may attract other animals like bobcats.

    Also, never ignore a wild animal. You must scare it away and remind them they dont want to be near us. The coyotes involved in the incidents had no fear of humans. The best thing to do is to keep a large super soaker filled with ammonia and water in your back yard should you encounter a wild animal. The smell of ammonia seriously bothers them. Also, very loud noises will startled them. Our indifference to them enables them to live more closely to us.

    You must keep all pets on leash in the community. This is not just a city and county law but this will help protect your pet. Coyotes are predatory animals and an off-leash dog can easily become prey. Never let an unwatched pet out in your yard and leave the door open. Try to keep an eye on pets in your yard at all times.

    Lastly, be sure to report unusual behaviors. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will not respond to a simple sighting as there are way too many. However, if you see behaviors such as animals entering or attempting to enter homes, approaching pets or aggressive behavior such as approaching humans, please contact Arizona Game and Fish at 480-671-7227. During non-business hours, Arizona Game and Fish can be reached at 623-236-7201. If you have a life threatening emergency, always contact 911 immediately.

    April 2012 VISTANCIA LIVING

  • t the conclusion of my article in the March issue, I touched on the concept

    of proactive communication. Going into my eighth full month of operating as the covenants coordinator, it has become extremely evident how imperative proactive communication is in the world of compliance. It is mutually

    beneficial for the management staff and our residents to understand the importance of this and to participate in it. For the most part, every day presents a situation where a single phone call or e-mail can save time for staff and make residents lives easier. For example, weve seen an increase of recreational vehicles and trailers parked on residential properties within the community in the last month or so.

    Per the Parking Rules and Regulations Resolution adopted on July 15th, 2009, homeowners are required to obtain a permit from the Association office prior to having certain vehicles

    David TerzichCovenants Coordinator

    Parking Permits

    DEVELOPERS CORNER

    mentioned in the resolution on or near their property. In order to proactively communicate, we will be issuing a hard copy of parking permits for approved requests from this point on for residents to place on their dashboard to allow others to know that the owner has gone through the necessary process to acquire a permit from the Association office. The parking permits will list the property address, the registered vehicle (make, model and license plate number), the dates the vehicle is permitted on property (this will include times as not to exceed a total of 48 hours) and a signature from the covenants coordinator or community manager.

    As we move forward, please contact me at dterzich@ccmcnet.com to obtain the required parking permit. You can also call the office at 623-215-8646 or stop by anytime between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. To view a copy of the resolution, please visit the Documents section on www.myvistancia.com.

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    VISTANCIA LIVING April 2012

    fter much anticipation, we officially opened the new Lone Mountain

    Road exit and welcomed our second entrance to the community in mid-March. Now community residents can enjoy direct north/south access and faster commute to the Valley. We estimate that the new exit will eliminate approximately 10 minutes of travel time to and from

    Valley employers, entertainment centers, dining venues and major retail centers. Through our continued partnership with ADOT and the City of Peoria, we were able to provide this additional convenient route to our residents and individuals considering a move to the vibrant Northwest valley. To celebrate the opening and improved access to Vistancia, we will be hosting a commercial broker event on April 16th that will showcase the 550-acres of shovel-ready mixed-use

    More access = less Commute

    Mark HammonsVice President/

    General Manager, Vistancia Land Holdings

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    commercial land that is available for purchase, located off of Lone Mountain and visible from the Loop 303. We will also offer the Vistancia Tour of Homes event on April 21-22 from 10 am-5pm daily to Realtors and prospective homebuyers. Guests will have an opportunity to visit the Vistancia Information Center and tour over 50 new, resale and move-in ready homes as well as tour the available custom homesites and private Blackstone Country Club.

    COVENANTS CORNER

  • Travis Angry is launching Change If I Can, You Can, an inspirational and motivational youth outreach project. Please have your teen attend this FREE teen presentation on Thursday, April 12th at 4pm in the Mountain Vista Clubhouse. RSVP to Lstephan@ccmcnet.com so we can plan to have enough snacks and seating.

    Nourishing Our Children VideoThursday, April 12th, 6pm-8pmHave you ever wondered about the role diet plays in our health? What about in our childrens health? Are you stymied on the various concepts related to diet and nutrition? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we invite you to join us at the Mountain Vista Community on Thursday, April 12th from 6-8 p.m. Sarica Cernohous, L.A