Monday Morning Memos


Esperanza Estates

Green Valley, Az.

Monday Morning Memo---------------October 6th

Good Morning:

Thanks to Bruce Liljegren for editing and handling of the Monday Morning Memo the last couple of weeks.

Al Bernardi “All About Produce” show to appear at Sunset Ramada October 14th

The Board has scheduled Al Bernardi’s show “All About Produce--from Artichokes to Zucchinis” for October 14th at Sunset Ramada, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The show is free of charge, and will be presented just before the Hospitality Committee’s Hamburger Nite function.

Bernardi’s wide ranging presentation tells what it takes to get produce from the grower to the consumer; how to select the best quality produce at the local market, and what to do with it after you get it home. He also discusses food safety and the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables.

One of the highlights of his presentation is a 25 foot table packed with fruits and vegetables. After using the produce items to show audience members how to chose the perfect melon or pick the ripest fruit, he lets them take the “props” home to eat.

Bernardi is a lifetime veteran of the produce business, and has operated a fruit-vegetable brokerage business for many years. He knows his stuff. Please plan on attending this informative program, or which there is no charge, and with which you might just go home with some free stuff to eat!

Board VP Bruce Liljegren has seen this show and called it “outstanding”.

And remember the first fall Hamburger Nite, which will immediately follow. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and vegi-burgers are available, including all the trimmings, for the low price of only $4.00. Water and soft drinks are available for purchase. Bring your own alcohol. As always, table service by a friendly wait staff is provided. Don’t miss it!

Arleen Boyuls, editor and publisher of our monthly newsletter, the Periodico, continues to do a fantastic job. The publication continues to get better and better. Those who reside in EE year around and receive it regularly know this. Those that don’t can receive it over the website, www.esperanzaestates.net The Periodico is published and distributed 10 times yearly, skipping July and August when the Board does not meet. Our sincerest thanks to Arleen for her efforts. Also, thanks to Arleen’s efforts, a pamphlet entitled “Plan--Prepare--Protect, A Community Preparedness Tool”, was distributed to EE residents with the September issue of the Periodico.

As a matter of interest, although the real estate market is down significantly overall, there have been 22 homes sold in EE so far this year. This appears to say something about the desirability of our community and the value of your investment here.

The EE Enhancement Committee is now actively planning for the Holiday Boutique fundraiser, to be held at the Ramada in early December. In addition to EE residents, we will be inviting our neighbors from nearby communities (Las Companas, Portillo Place, Portillo Ridge, Portillo Hills I & II, and Madera Vista) to join us for coffee and goodies, bake sale, and holiday gift shopping. We are seeking donations of new or like-new items suitable for re-gifting — fine housewares, decor, artwork, candles, toiletry gift baskets, Christmas ornaments, anything that would make a welcome holiday gift. If you have items to donate, please contact Barb McCalpin (867-8067) or Denise Roessle (399-3312). Even if you don't have items to donate, watch for upcoming news about this fun and festive event.

Donations of used items suitable for the EE spring garage sale are also welcome at any time. Pick up can be arranged.

If you have noticed a lot of cut material around our Mesquite trees, it is courtesy of an infestation of a particular type of insect we see periodically that seems to have as its life work cutting the tip ends off of the branches of this type of tree. Fortunately they are short-lived. Unfortunately, they leave a mess around the trees. They are phototropic, so you may observe a lot of their corpses around your lights.

An electrical problem with one of the pool area adjunct circuits has developed, and we are attempting to locate and correct the problem.

Kudos to Board members Stoney Brown and Bob Hunton, who on their own time have been spending several hours weekly tackling the weed problem, in addition to the regular maintenance crew. This has been the worst year for weeds in EE in some time. However, they are gradually being brought under control.

One of EE’s best friends, Lois Blacker, is recuperating from hip surgery after a fall, at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Center in Tucson, where she is expected to remain for about the next 2 weeks. Cards can be sent to her home address, 1148 Calle Excelso. Lois has done so much for our subdivision it would be hard to begin to list it all. Suffice it to say she is one of our hardest working volunteers, and has been for many years. We send her the best for a speedy recovery.

Please remember that political signs are not allowed in any common area. If you live in a quad unit, your yard is common area and political signs are not to be posted.

If you have an announcement you would like to make, or information you want to distribute to the EE community, there are options available. You can contact the editor of the MMM, post it on the website at www.esperanzaestates.net , or, put it in the form of an article for the Periodico. These organs exist for your benefit as a member of our EE community, so feel free to use them. There are very few restrictions.

Welcome back to our newly arrived winter visitors.

Have a good week.


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