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Nov 26

APS Open House Informational Meetings

Posted to Association News by Adam Rosen

Earlier this year, APS brought a plan forward to generate power substations and power lines north of the Vistancia community.

Many of you attended their open house informational meetings in May to voice your concerns over the project that would bring power lines through your view to the north. As a result, APS developed the next stages of their plan.

The proposed alternatives, which were mailed to all homes in the community earlier this month, contain a couple routes that could be a visual distraction from the beautiful desert and mountain views all Vistancia residents have come to enjoy. Line 4 in the photo below calls for a 69 kV power line directly north of the CAP Canal, through Vistancia and extending a couple miles east and west of our community. Line 7 impacts future phases of the overall Vistancia community.

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APS will hold three open house informational meetings this week to receive input on their proposal, and you can have your voice heard by attending one of the meetings.

Meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday, Nov. 27
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Desert Oasis Elementary (17161 W. Bajada Road, Surprise)

Wednesday, Nov. 28
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Vistancia Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 29
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lake Pleasant Elementary

Comments can also be submitted directly through the comment form, by email to APS Siting Consultant Stephen Eich, or by calling 888.352.4365.

If you’re unable to attend the meetings, there are still ways you can have your voice heard. Submit your comment by email to tell them you oppose the APS north Peoria siting project plan.

There is strength in numbers. The more comments APS receives regarding this issue the more likely they will be to choose a plan that preserves views and home values. Send in your comments, copy your legislators, and attend the open house!

Dec 06

Frost and Non-Frost Sensitive Flowers

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

Some of the annual flowers in your yard might be more susceptible than others to frost damage. Flowers that are sensitive to frost need to be covered in order to help prevent frost damage.  As the weather continues to change, be on the lookout for freezing nighttime temperatures.

These are a few frost sensitive flowers that will need to be covered to help prevent frost damage

  1. Petunias
  2. Gernaums
  3. Dianthus

Here are a few flowers that can remain uncovered unless temperatures reach below 30° Fahrenheit.

  1. Pansies
  2. Calendula
  3. Viola
  4. Kale
  5. Osteospream

Read on next week to learn more tips about how to protect your flowers and care for them if frost damage has occurred.

Dec 06

Make a Wreath at the Peoria Main Library

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Bring your family to the Peoria Main Library to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, make a wreath together, and listen to music while sitting by the “fireplace.”

The event is held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Email Miss Mary at to sign up.