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Welcome to the neighborhood!

August 9, 2015



Welcome to the Coyote Creek Homeowner Association website, run by neighbors for neighbors.  As a guest, you are only able to view certain sections of this website.  To gain access to the entire content you are required to be an owner or resident in the community. Registration is free and easy by emailing the webmaster and requesting access. 

Coyote Creek Pickleball Club
Tuesday mornings -  8:00 a.m.

If you are a novice, expert, or just want to learn about Pickleball, come join us Tuesday mornings at the Recreation Center.  Start time is subject to change in weather.  If you would like additional information please contact neighbor Charlene Neel.    Check the community discussion forum for additional info. 

Next meetings - at Sales Office:
  • Board meeting is September 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
  • DRC meeting is September 9th
Updates to HOA Documents

  1.   June Board of Directors meeting minutes. Key items of interest:
  1. There have been instances of teenagers playing on the children's equipment on the playground at the Rec Center.  If you have teenagers in your family please advise them that the equipment is designed for young children and not teenagers.  Damage has occurred in the past that required repair.  Repair bills cost us all money via our homeowner association funds. If this continues additional policies may be put in use as to warnings and fines.   
  2. Emergency response teams use our mailbox numbers to locate our homes.  If your mailbox needs new numbers you can procure them from Sign-Up Services at a cost of $24.00.  In addition, they also offer mailbox repainting for a cost of $95.00.  Homeowners may also repaint their mailboxes themselves, but must use the approved color as specified in the Design Guidelines, no other colors will be acceptable.
Arizona Day Trips - 166 mile Loop Trip - Southern Arizona Historic Sites - Late Summer through Fall

 ¡Vayan Subiendo!" - "Everyone mount up!" 

In 1774 the king of Spain sent Juan Bautista de Anza, Captain of the Presidio of Tubac, on an exploratory expedition.  Anza led some 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey to establish the first non-Native settlement at San Francisco Bay.  Today, the 1,200 mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail connects history, culture, and recreation from Nogales, Arizona to the San Francisco Bay Area.  In this portion of the loop trip see the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, including three additional key historical sites south of Tucson off Interstate 19.  Cindy B. in our neighborhood is a distant relative of Juan Bautista de Anza! 

Start out from Coyote Creek around 7:00 a.m., take I-10 West towards I-19. Taking Interstate 19 south until you arrive at exit 92 where you will find Mission
San Xavier del Bac
- the beautiful "White Dove of the Desert," on the Tohono O'odham reservation. A beautiful example of the work done by Jesuit Padres working to help bring Christianity to the Southwest during the 1600 - 1700s. Mission San Xavier del Bac is a Catholic mission church founded by Jesuit priest, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1692.  From 1692 through 1782 various priests were in charge of the church and either visited regularly or were commissioned there to lead the Parrish. The services took place in a different church than the one that exists there today. To learn more about the history of San Xavier del Bac before your visit -  go here.  

Continue south to Mission San Jose Tumacácori at Tumacácori Park on I-19 toward Exit 29, forty-five miles (80 kilometers) south of Tucson.  The Visitor Center and Museum are located at 1891 East Frontage Road.  Mission San José de Tumacácori was founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1691.  During weekends in fall and Wednesday through Sunday in winter and spring, tortilla-makers can show you how a combination of New and Old World foods come   together. During all year and on some weekends you may find craft demonstrators making paper flowers, working leather, carving masks, or weaving baskets. Check the Calendar for details and the page on Cultural Demonstrators to learn more.

Then from Tumacácori 
take I-19 North towards Tucson on the Frontage Road and go about four miles, turn right on Plaza Road, then immediate right on Tubac Road, then a right on Burruel Street and you will arrive at Tubac Presidio State Park, which is the start of de Anza's expedition trail. Now through September there is a special exhibit "Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological" an exhibit of 20 panels of photos, artifacts, 

The town of Tubac is an Arizona favorite to visit, offering dozens of art galleries and shops. A few miles north of the Presidio Park, take the Frontage Road North and watch signs.  For lunch, stop over at the Stables Ranch Grille at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa at 1 Ave de Otero Road just north of the town of Tubac.  The Tubac Golf Resort is the golf course where the movie "Tin Cup" starring Kevin Costner was made. The Resort was a favorite by Hollywood's most famouse western movies stars, including John Wayne and Stewart Granger. The location is beautiful and the food and drinks are tasty! 

After lunch and shopping, take I-19 south toward Nogales.  Take exit 12 toward Arizona Highway 82, turn left on Ruby Road, and then left on South River Road go about 6 miles then left on Highway 82 going straight toward Patagonia.  Make an afternoon stop to satisfy your sweet tooth at  "Ovens of Patagonia
277 W McKeown Ave, which combines a small town bakery, fudge and ice cream parlor, with gourmet foods and a unique collection of gifts.  

With a full tummy, get back on Highway 82 and go North toward Sonoita where you will connect with Highway 83 driving North towards I-10 from there you should be able to find your way back to Coyote Creek ending your "Loop Drive."   Taking note mid-way on Highway 83 of the Las Cienegas Conservation Reserve (a great place for a future visit)!

Don't forget water, a hat, and wear your sunscreen!       Cindy

  at The Academy Village 

Effective January 5, The Academy Village is opening their Group Fitness Classes to SilverSneakers members, a fitness program available through many supplemental Medicare insurance providers. This program reimburses contracted traditional fitness centers for basic membership and FLEX classes held outside traditional fitness centers.  

If this program is included in your insurance, you are automatically a member and may attend classes for free.  You may check your eligibility online or you may check at the class.  If you are not a member, you are still welcome to attend for $10 per class. 

The fitness class schedule is available online.  For additional questions, contact Connie Plummer, Fitness Director, Academy Village and owner of The Pilates Station, located in the Community Center where the classes are held.  Her contact information is Fitness Director - Connie Plummer, 520-977-3591 cell or studio, The Pilates Station - 520-647-3346.


Arizona Senior Academy Presentation
The Arizona Desert Museum
Thursday, August 13th 3:30 -  4:30 p.m.

The Desert Museum presentation 
“Meet the Neighbors: Living with Desert Wildlife”
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, The Great Room          

Community Spotlight - Rincon Valley Fire Department

Did you know that in addition to the great job our Rincon Valley Fire Department does responding to emergencies and critical fire needs, they also have several free services for our Vail community:
  • Desert Creature Removal – Unwanted desert creatures are removed from homes and properties and relocated to remote locations.  This service is free for all District residents.
  • Vehicle Lockout Assistance - Rincon Valley Fire District will respond to a vehicle owner to attempt entry in the even their keys are locked inside.  This service is free of charge to District residents.
  • Community Meetings - Rincon Valley Fire District actively supports community groups hosting meetings at the Fire Station and sending speakers to other meeting places to address fire and life safety issue.

   You do not need to drive into "town" to enjoy many cultural, recreational, and the continuing educational opportunities.   The Arizona Senior Academy (ASA) sponsors many events right up the road at the Academy Village. Our neighborhoods have a friendly relationship and Coyote Creek residents are invited to sign up for events.  It's a great way to join up with good people who want to improve their neighborhoods and take care of their mind and body.  Find exercise classes here.

Note to visitors:   Because some of the events overfill the hall, we have established a reserved-seat policy.  This means non-Academy members need to call 647-0980 or email to make a reservation. The first twenty-five people to reserve a seat will be able to enter the hall fifteen minutes prior to the announced starting time of the event and may sit anywhere, as will Academy members.  Visitors without a reservation will be able to seat themselves five minutes prior to the announced starting time.  Visitor parking is behind the Community Center.  Upon entry into Academy Village there will be a stop sign.  Turn right and follow the yellow dividing line in the road to a sign that reads “Additional Parking”.  Turn left onto Vivaldi Court and follow the road down into the parking lot. The rear half of the Great Room is equipped with an inductive loop, providing assistive listening for those with hearing aids. To use, activate T-coil in hearing aid. 

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