Ice Breaking on the Santa Cruz?
June definitely came in like a lion--but minus the fur coat. No matter
whose gauge you used--the temperature finally broke 100 here in Green
Valley on June 1. No more sow cows, triple axels or Lutzes this summer.
The only ice for the rest of 2013 is likely to be in a glass.
EE Movies Going to the Dogs
Is your dog feeling bored these days with fewer friends to greet on
daily walks? We have just the solution to perk up your pet! This
Wednesday, June 5, is Bring Your Dog Night to the weekly
movie. Starting time is 7:30, perfectly timed for the end of the evening
walk. The film will be the well known Lady and the Tramp.
Lady, a pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty, freedom-loving
mutt with a heart of gold, share romance and adventure despite their
night-and-day backgrounds in this classic slice of Disney animation.
Of course, if your dog has already seen the movie or would prefer to
stay home and read a good book, you are welcome to come on your own.
Popcorn will be available, but please bring your own doggie treats.
Linda and Kevin Welsh will be taking a short break for a couple of
weeks, so there will be no movie nights on June 12 or June 19.
Time to Trim the Tall Ones
The Board would like to remind homeowners that palm trees must be
trimmed by June 30. Those dry, brown branches pose a serious fire
hazard once the lightning storms of the monsoon season begin. Each
homeowner is responsible for having trees on their property trimmed. Any
trees not trimmed by July1 will be contracted out for trimming by the
HOA and cost plus 50% will be assessed.
After an uneventful but enjoyable cross-country trip, our webmaster is
back at his computer and has updated the EE website with the most recent
Monday Morning Memos and Board meeting minutes.
Joe McCalpin reports he recently attended a meeting about services
available to residents of Green Valley who need assistance of some sort
in their daily lives. It was put on by the "Collaborative Care
Advocates," comprised primarily of professional caregivers who are
trying to coordinate the service providers in the Green Valley area.
They represent Casa Community Services, Valley Assistance Services and
Friends In Deed. Joe will write a more complete report for the June
Periodico, but wanted to let EE residents know about one of the services
provided by Friends In Deed. They provide a variety of transportation
services into Tucson and around Green Valley and will even take you
shopping if you need it. The latest venture is transport into Tucson to
Trader Joe's and Sprouts.
Keep A Lookout
Several EE residents have reported thefts of Talavera items that were
displayed in front of their homes. Please keep an eye out for any
suspicious activity, or unfamiliar vehicles, around the neighborhood,
especially during the next few months when many residents are on
For Residents Who Are Away
If you have been away for a few weeks, you may not be aware of a new
procedure being used by our mail carriers. They are placing rubber bands
around the mailbox clasps to identify homes where mail is not being
delivery. Several EE residents have expressed concern that this
announces a vacant house. The Green Valley Post Office has told Mary
Beth Wallace that any homeowner who wants the band removed from their
box must call (520-625-4421) or visit the post office to make
their request. If you do so, you can then contact Mary Beth (email@example.com)
and she will check your box to be sure the band has been removed.
Celebrity Kitty Desires Temporary
Schwartz (aka Schultz) Cooke is seeking a temporary home from July 15
through August 15. Recently the subject of a Periodico biography, he is
a friendly house cat with no bad habits. He'd be willing to pay a daily
fee for room and board. Please contact Schartz's current caretakers, Tom
and Melodye Cooke, at 399-0455 if you are interested in the privilege of
having this fine feline in your home.
On the Road with the Periodico
Traveling this summer? Whether it's to an exotic spot or a visit
to family, bring a copy of the Periodico with you and send in a photo of
you holding the Periodico at your vacation spot. If you don't have
a hard copy, you can print out the first page of the latest Periodico
from the EE website at esperanzaestates.net. Email the photos to
firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver them to 801 Circulo Napa.
In a Hurry?
Just a bit late today? Don't want to be the last one in the door? Lift
that lead foot off the gas pedal. Just keep in mind that local law
enforcement is targeting speeders in an attempt to reduce accidents.
They're presently keeping close watch on La Canada from Esperanza to
Duval Mine Road.
Request from a New Homeowner
Cornelia Bayley, a new EE homeowner, has asked us to pass along this
message: "I understand that people are curious and interested in the
house or in contacting the workers doing the work on it. However,
I am concerned about having people I don't know walk right in whether I
am there or not. I would greatly appreciate it if people would extend me
the courtesy of asking permission before just walking through the