SaddleBrooke Women Working to Elect Democrats

The “Gang of Five” with some of the almost 20,000 postcards that were sent out urging recipients to vote Democratic in November. Left to right: Karen Schickedanz, Edie Crall, Jeanne…

When the Good Times Rolled

Dottie Adams There’s an old saying that no news is good news. I’m going to change the saying to no news brings old news. The picture collage depicts past performances…

SaddleBrooke Stands with Folds of Honor

A beautiful morning eased in as Commander Wayne Larroque and members of the Oro Valley American Legion paid tribute to our military families prior to the Patriotic Golf Day event.…

Where to Enjoy Dancing in Tucson

Bob Osborne and Wanda Ross at last year’s Masquerade Ball (Photo by Sheila Honey) Diana Durham Dancing is fun, a social way to maintain and improve coordination as we enhance…

Hiking in SaddleBrooke’s Backyard

The view from Picnic Rock (Photo courtesy of Kaori Hashimoto) Tecoma Stans yellow flower found on the Picnic Rock hike (Photo courtesy of Kaori Hashimoto) Marie Bienkowski You enjoy looking…

Senior Village Then and Now, Happy Fifth Anniversary!

Suzanne Marlatt Stewart Very rarely does a vision become a reality, but that’s just what happened in 2015 when two SaddleBrooke gentlemen had a dream. Gary Hammond and Dick Fleming got together and started discussing the needs of several residents who were facing serious challenges in their lives: illness, surgery, disability, no longer able to…

Senior Village Volunteers Are Ready to Help

Volunteer Bill Lunquist helping Village member Bill Smith install a new computer and printer

Suzanne Marlatt Stewart Every now and then, Senior Village hears the comment, “I don’t want to be a bother, so I don’t call the village when I need a service.” There is no reason to postpone scheduling an appointment or putting off a small needed project. As a member, you can utilize village services six…

SaddleBrooke Swim Club Welcomes New Head Coach

Head Coach Terry Heggy leading a swim practice for the SaddleBrooke Swim Club

Terese Butler The SaddleBrooke Swim Club is proud to announce Terry Heggy as their new head coach. Heggy and his partner, Claire Guidas, are new residents to our community, arriving in March of this year from Colorado. I asked Heggy what prompted their move to SaddleBrooke and he responded, “When Claire and I were researching…

Oracle’s Hidden Gem

Sebrena Axe serves smiles.

Stuart Watkins Each Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., there is a Farmer’s Market in Oracle on American Avenue where local artisans share their wares; each Wednesday has a different singer and food offerings, and it is like a big family gathering. Each table has an owner with a tale to tell. Most come to the market…

Back By Popular Request, Zen Meditation

Patti Gould speaks on Zen Meditation taking the Backward Step

Patti Gould Tibetan teacher Chögyam Trungpa once opened a Zen class by drawing a V on a large white sheet of poster paper. He then asked those present what he had drawn. Most responded that it was a bird. “No,” he told them. “It’s the sky with a bird flying through it.” Meditation is now…