Make a splash at the Back to School Bash

Bring the new school year in with a splash at the annual Back to School Bash on Friday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. DC Ranch parents and kids get exclusive access to the McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center, including the leisure pool, lazy river, party island and tube water slide.Cool down with Mauna […]

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Desert Discovery Center concept scheduled for public review in August/September

The City of Scottsdale will receive a complete project proposal for the Desert Discovery Center July 31; the document will then be posted on the city’s website for public review. The proposed DDC concept will be available for community review at a series of meetings in August and September, culminating with a City Council Study […]

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DC Ranch School supply donation drive begins July 3

Help children in need get off to a great start with new school supplies! The DC Ranch school supply donation drive begins July 3 and will wrap up at the annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 4. The donations will benefit the City of Scottsdale’s Back to School program which assists students attending Title […]

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DDC report expected late July

At the June 13 Scottsdale City Council Meeting, a representative from Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale (DDCS), the non-profit organization developing a concept plan for the Desert Discovery Center (DDC), provided a process timeline update. Fund-raising Feasibility Study complete (to date, DDCS has raised $519,883 in cash and in-kind donations – nearly double the $270,000 required […]

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Tennis and Pickleball courts closed June 5-16

The tennis and pickleball courts at Desert Camp will be closed for re-surfacing from Monday, June 5, to Friday, June 16. Alternative Public Tennis Courts Ironwood Park – 18650 N 94th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Thunderbird Park – 9170 E Thunderbird Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Alternative Public Pickleball Courts Cholla Park – 1320 E Vía […]

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Summer Camps at DC Ranch

Summer Theatre Camp: Heroes and Villains June 5 to 9 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | The Homestead Community Center Ages 8 and older $100 for DC Ranch residents, $200 for non-residents REGISTER At this fun theatre camp, young people will explore their favorite characters and enjoy creating their own alongside theatre professionals from […]

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Ranch Association board elects officers

At its monthly meeting on May 1, the Ranch Association Board of Directors selected officers for 2017-2018. President- Susan Grace Vice President – Fred Green Treasurer – Mike Esparza Secretary – Tom Headley Additional Directors: Don Matheson Dr. Phil Geiger Elizabeth Kepuraitis

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Community improvements coming this year

DC Ranch is proud of its tradition as a thoughtfully crafted community with a deep appreciation of the connection between the created environment and the natural Sonoran landscape. One way this tradition is upheld is by careful maintenance of the shared spaces on the Ranch—the community centers, parks, and paths. Each year, reserve and capital […]

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Market Street merchant beats cancer and realizes dream

When Erik Humphrey was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2003, he was given two choices. He could receive standard treatment with only a 20 percent of surviving for the next three years. Or, he could enroll in a clinical trial for an experimental treatment that only had a 50 percent success rate because […]

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New Ranch Association executive director takes the helm

Darren Shaw joins the DC Ranch team this month as executive director of the Ranch Association, bringing 30 years of large-scale community management experience to the community. His experience includes overseeing community associations, golf and country clubs, and food and beverage operations. Most recently, he served for 10 years as general manager at The Villages […]

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