Dancing Lifts Our Spirits

Diana Durham Your SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC) friends are optimistic, so we are proceeding with our plans for May and early June in SaddleBrooke and you’re invited! A fabulous…

Senior Village Birthdays Are for Celebrating

Senior Village members (left to right): Jim Jevne, Barbara Carlson, Nancy Brackett, and Beatrice Simpson celebrate at a birthday luncheon organized by Senior Village volunteer Deb Donahue. Suzanne Marlatt-Stewart “The…

Pre-Preserve Pictures

View to the east from what is now a golf cart path to the Preserve Cattle walking up to my fence Stuart Watkins I took photos pre-Preserve about 20 years…

SMGA Club Championships April Tournament

John Morales (center) SMGA Club Championship flight 3 winner with Troy Jewkes, head golf pro (left) and Mike Roddy, superintendent of golf and grounds (right) Fred Pilster The SaddleBrooke Men’s…

Swim Club Intrasquad Meet Makes A Big Splash

Terese Butler On Saturday, March 2, the SaddleBrooke Swim Club held their fifth annual Intrasquad Swim Meet at the DesertView Pool. To the delight of all the participants and volunteers, after a week of cold weather, the day dawned bright and sunny. The team was divided into two squads, Willer’s Killer Whales and Jim’s Desert Sharks, who…

SCBO Food Drive Helps Stamp Out Hunger

The SBCO Food Drive leadership team (seated): Cynthia Chavalley, TCFB chairperson; Andrea Stephens and Dan Stephens, Food Drive co-chairs; Steve Groth, SBCO board president; (standing) Ken Siarkiewicz; Lori Ward, Food Drive co-chair; and Bob Wample and Betty Ryan, SaddleBrooke Ranch Food Drive co-chairs

Nancy McCluskey-Moore During challenging times, it’s good to know that our community steps up to help those who are facing a food shortage. Each year, SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents generously donate money, food, and time to make the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) food drive a great success. This year, in order to prevent…

SaddleBrooke Mask Makers

Milka Triebe (left) and Jackie Schochet (Photo by John Triebe)

Allison Lehman SaddleBrooke unit representative, Judy Cummings, sent an email on March 22 to Unit 47 residents for a project started by Milka Triebe and Jackie Schochet. These ladies had a plan to help during the COVID-19 crisis. The request was for anyone who had a sewing machine, fabric, thread, elastic, drivers, and donations. Well, you…

Athlete to Artist

Tami with some of her many ribbons.

Linda Eisenhart, publicity chair Friday Quilt Club member, Tami Graeber originally hails from California. Her father was the local Sheriff/Coroner. A tomboy who really liked competing, Tami enjoyed barrel racing and 4-H, was a sprinter on her high school track team, and competed in water ski racing, tennis, and softball! She wanted to be a…

Unstoppable SaddleBrooke Hikers Seana and Beth

Any place is a good place to stop and relax. (Photo by Linda Eglin)

Elisabeth Wheeler Seana Kobak and Beth Jones are unstoppable in their quest to complete the 800+ mile Arizona National Scenic Trail. Linda Eglin and I were privileged to join them in backpacking the Alamo Canyon and Gila River Canyon passages, which begin at Picket Post Mountain Trail and end thirty-eight miles to the southeast in Kearny. I…

Health Night Out: Fitness That Fits

Janis Bottai, Vital Moves

Phyllis Ketring In May, Health Night Out will feature its regularly scheduled speaker provided that MountainView is open for meetings at that time. Janis Bottai, owner of Vital Moves, is a functional aging specialist who served as the fitness coordinator of the SaddleBrooke One fitness center from 1993-1996. Over the years of working with clients,…