Stuff the Bus event was a great success

Dennis Blauser Once again, the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch communities stepped up big for the Oracle School District’s annual Stuff the Bus paper drive! On Saturday, August 18 the Oracle…

YOTO and CCSB great partners

Steve Wilson What a great time we had today touring the facilities of Youth On Their Own (YOTO). This one-of-a-kind organization helps 1,700 youth around the Tucson area meet basic…

SaddleBrooke Singers kicks off new season

Steph Mattie Remember when there were no VCRs, DVRs or program streaming options available to watch your favorite shows? You kept the TV Guide in a prominent place in the family room to check what was coming up on one of the few channels that got good reception. You knew when December rolled around the networks…

Register now for SBCO Walkathon

Nancy Moore The 22nd annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Walkathon will be held on Saturday, October 27. Plan now to participate and enhance the lives of many children in nearby communities. The event raises funds for SBCO’s many programs, including Kids’ Closet, Teen Closet, educational opportunities and food donations to the Tri-Community Food Bank. The…

Meet the girls of Little Hooves and Big Hearts

Sue Robisch Lillie, Dolly, Daisy, Mae, Savannah, Leanne. Who are they? What makes them special? They are miniature horses and they are special because they are specially trained to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs. How can that be? Well, when such a child is introduced to a “mini”…

Verde Sputters Prepare For Busy Season

Trudy Rossi While the summer weather has certainly thinned out the ranks of the Monday morning Sputters, thank you to those loyal ladies who have shown up weekly toting their water and wearing sun hats, sun screen and cool collars. The number of Sputters on a given Monday ranged anywhere from 45 down to 22,…

Artist of the Month

LaVerne Kyriss Jenni Long worked for her dad in his photography studio in Columbus, Ohio. “I managed the business and he did the creative work,” she said, “until he decided to retire. Then I took over as the photographer. I had always explored creative endeavors and crafts, but I never considered myself an artist.” When…

Cyclemasters pedal the Danube

Mike Brenny Twenty-four SaddleBrooke Cyclemasters enjoyed a 12-day Danube River Cruise July 20-August 1. Club member Gloria Belanger of Bon Voyage Travel arranged the trip through Ama Waterways. The unique thing about this cruise is that the boat had 20 bicycles and guides available to us. We had the flexibility to see this beautiful part…