Thanks to these volunteers, Scottsdale Road is a “Clean & Scenic” Drive.
Apr30

Thanks to these volunteers, Scottsdale Road is a “Clean & Scenic” Drive.

April 24, 2017 Photographs by Cindy Lee and Peter Cherry   GPPA-Friends of the Scenic Drive thanks the more than 25 volunteers who made its Scenic Drive cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd the most successful of the year, both in terms of turnout and fun.  Because of your community service, we were able to clear 13 miles of roadside along the northern reaches of Scottsdale Road, from Happy Valley Road to Carefree Highway. Following...

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Sneak Peeks: GPPA Elects Officers, Scenic Drive Cleanup April 22
Mar31

Sneak Peeks: GPPA Elects Officers, Scenic Drive Cleanup April 22

March 31, 2017 By Les Conklin GPPA Elects Officers  At its meeting on Tuesday, March 28th, the board of directors of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) elected officers for 2017-2018. The following officers were elected: President – Les Conklin Vice President – Cindy Lee Treasurer – Ginger Schoenau Secretary – Ken Lew Assistant Secretary – Maxine Rosenberg Editor – Les Conklin. The board...

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GPPA Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award
Mar23

GPPA Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award

The Greater Pinnacle Peak Association Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award Recognized Among Top 10 Percent of Customers Driving Powerful Email Marketing Results for 8th Consecutive Year   SCOTTSDALE, AZ — March 15, 2017 – The nonprofit Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA), the publisher of A Peek at the Peak (The Peak) magazine and newsletter, has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, part of the...

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It’s GPPA’s 40th anniversary. Join us now and celebrate your unique quality of life and environment.
Jan24

It’s GPPA’s 40th anniversary. Join us now and celebrate your unique quality of life and environment.

Greater Pinnacle Peak Association Friends of the Scenic Drive 8711 East Pinnacle Peak Road, #123 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 Ph: (480) 361-6498 E-mail: thepeak@gppaaz.org Website: www.thepeakaz.org/www.scenicdrive.org/www.gppaaz.org January 2017 Dear Peak Reader,   Thank you for your interest in A Peek at the Peak (The Peak), the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA), and Friends of the Scenic Drive. Your interest is...

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Adopt-A-Road, Scottsdale Clean & Scenic Newsletter, January 2017
Jan06

Adopt-A-Road, Scottsdale Clean & Scenic Newsletter, January 2017

January 1, 2017 “On the Road Again” is the official title of the new newsletter that has been published by the city to support it Adopt-A-Road initiative.  The newsletter will be published every six months. The main topics covered in this inaugural issue are: April 22, 2017 has been designated as a city-wide day for Adopt-A-Road participants to conduct cleanups; Adopt-A-Road groups cleared more than 75 miles of roadside of...

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Volunteers & Cave Creek Museum, Thank You for Dec. 10 Scenic Drive Litter Cleanup
Dec11

Volunteers & Cave Creek Museum, Thank You for Dec. 10 Scenic Drive Litter Cleanup

December 11, 2016 Need a “new” TV? Act quickly and one can be yours! Friends of the Scenic Drive volunteer John Rodwick found the TV, obviously in need of some TLC, while he was picking up litter Saturday morning. The City of Scottsdale Waste Management Department is scheduled to pickup the bags of litter and other refuse, which includes the TV, on Monday. Act Now. Friends of the Scenic Drive thanks John and all the...

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Standing Tall at The Summit: Encroaching Signs of the Times
Aug31

Standing Tall at The Summit: Encroaching Signs of the Times

by Cindy Lee On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7pm, Weingarten Realty Investors held a voluntarily offered public meeting at The Summit, 32551 N. Scottsdale Road. The stated purpose of this gathering was to provide area residents with information and an opportunity to speak regarding this pre-application to the City of Scottsdale to install two 25-foot lighted tower signs at The Summit entrances on Scottsdale Road and E. Ashler Hills...

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Sneak Peeks: MUCH MORE Community News for You
Aug17

Sneak Peeks: MUCH MORE Community News for You

In January 1983, Liz Stapleton-Ogden sat at her kitchen table and produced the first edition of A Peek at the Peak (The Peak). It was a four-page newsletter that was published on February 1, 1983. Liz typed, “The purpose of this newsletter is to bring matters of local interest to the attention of residents, to share ideas and projects, to highlight personalities and student activities, to give credit for accomplishments, to...

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The Scenic Drive & Rezoning Case 19-ZN-2014: How we got from 2002 to 2016
Jul12

The Scenic Drive & Rezoning Case 19-ZN-2014: How we got from 2002 to 2016

By Cindy Lee In the Scottsdale General Plan 2001 ratified by voters in October 2002, the State Trust Land on Scottsdale Road between Happy Valley and Jomax Roads east to Hayden Road was included within the Recommended Study Boundary of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This land was also within the established Environmentally Sensitive Lands area and the Desert Foothills Character Area Plan. It was the hope of voters in 2002 that the...

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Scottsdale Adopt A Road Thanks GPPA’s Scenic Drive Volunteers
Apr24

Scottsdale Adopt A Road Thanks GPPA’s Scenic Drive Volunteers

THANK YOU ALL!! Thanks go out to the Adopt A Road team leaders and volunteers, and the one-time groups who all participated in the April 16th Keep Scottsdale Beautiful citywide event in conjunction with National Volunteer Week!   33 groups involving almost 500 volunteers cleaned approximately 70 miles of roadway and picked up 3 tons of litter!   A well-deserved THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!   Related Articles &...

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