Vol. 15 Issue No. 43 | October 28 – November 3, 2009

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Carefree recall effort gains more media attention

By Linda Bentley | October 28, 2009

de szendeffyMayor says he will file a rebuttal and will not resign

CAREFREE – As the process of verifying the Recall David Schwan petitions is under way by Maricopa County Elections, Political Action Committee (PAC) Chairman Rod de Szendeffy and Treasurer Ryan Ducharme have no doubts the recall will qualify for the March ballot. MORE ...

Photo: Channel 3’s Stacey Delikat interviewed Rod de Szendeffy, chairman of the Recall David Schwan Political Action Committee, on Monday, along with several volunteers who helped collect the 406 signatures, double the number required to clinch a recall election. Photo by Linda Bentley

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gary neissCarefree awards remodeling contract
to Edge Construction

By Linda Bentley | October 28, 2009

Town receives ARRA funds for Cave Creek Road improvements

CAREFREE – After Mayor David Schwan announced the Nov. 3 meeting would be moved to Nov. 4 due to elections during the Oct. 20 town council meeting, Town Administrator Gary Neiss presented information about awarding a contract for tenant improvements to town hall for municipal court use.

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Dove Valley Ranch proposes to ‘sight’ and ‘site’ habitual street parkers

By Linda Bentley | October 28, 2009

Parking on side streets is one of the single greatest concerns
PHOENIX – The August edition of the “Dove Valley Ranch Roundup” advised Dove Valley Ranch (DVR) homeowners there is a vote underway to change the community’s CC&Rs to address the issue of parking on the community’s side streets. It will require at least a 67 percent majority of the property owners to pass.

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Does your yard look like a mine field?

By Linda Bentley | October 28, 2009

desert squirrels
It seems to have been a banner year for all three species of these ground-dwelling squirrels of the Sonoran Desert, as they have dug up many a front and back yard this past spring.
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konerko familyKonerko Family steps up to bat for Desert Sun

Jennifer Konerko and her husband Paul, who is the first baseman and team captain of the Chicago White Sox, stepped up to bat for the Desert Sun Early Childhood Playground.

Extensive improvements were made to the playground, through the generosity of The Konerko Family Charitable Foundation which was recognized with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Diminutive representatives of the preschool classes told the Konerko family how they felt about the playground and presented very special scrapbooks to Jennifer Konerko.

“In the life of a preschool child, it all begins on the playground,” says Nancie Schauder. “This playground is an extension of our preschool classroom and we are incredibly grateful to the Konerko family for this gift to all of the children.”