Category: Features

This I have learned

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Ever since I was a little girl I enjoyed being in the kitchen. I must admit that the very first time I had that tactile experience of forming something “food like” was when I was about six years old and I made mud pies! I was hooked by the feeling of…

SaddleBrooke Preserve neighbors brighten the holidays through their Adopt-A-Child event

Ann Lange The Preserve makes holidays happy for military families through their Adopt-A-Child event. “Part of what makes the holidays so special for many of us is the ability to help those less fortunate than ourselves” (Bonnie Barazani, Social Chairman and coordinator of The Preserve’s events dedicating assistance to local military families). One hundred and…

“People in the Boxes”

  Jennifer Jefferis Why did I save them Pack them along To Washington, Oregon, Alaska and back Settle at the foothills of the Catalina Mountains Begin to gather the people in the boxes Some no longer living Some I cannot find Some so tightly woven into me it as if by design Not just by…

“Music on the Road” for charity

Shirley O’Brien In October “Music on the Road,” Jim and Shirley O’Brien advertised that they would provide 30 minutes of live holiday party music for a minimum of $50 donation for IMPACT – Catalina Food Bank. The results are in: The annual “O’Brien Holiday Party Performance Caper” raised $3,387 from 476 generous revelers at 11…

Artist of the Month

Bruce Capra – Magic things start to happen LaVerne Kyriss Like many pre-teens of his era, Bruce Capra got a paint-by-numbers kit when he was 12. This gift sparked a life-long love of painting. But as a college student Capra became convinced he had no artistic talent and moved into commercial art where he took…

Resolving to eat better 2018

  Nancy Teeter, RDN Was one of your new year’s resolutions related to health? Studies show that small, specific goals are more likely to be met than large, vague ones. Nutrition expert Nancy Teeter provides a guide for making small positive changes over time which will help improve your health now and into the future.…

SaddleBrooke Gift Shop featured artist – Ann Rolando

Russell C. Stokes Everyone who knows Ann Rolando describes her as friendly, detail-oriented with high energy and always ready to lend a helping hand. Ann Rolando is the SaddleBrooke Gift Shop Featured Artist for the first month of this New Year. Ann and her husband John moved to SaddleBrooke six years ago from Elm Grove,…

A most infamous day

  Jerry Wilkerson It was a balmy Sunday December morning on the island paradise of Hawaii, blue skies, scattered clouds, a slight breeze and temperatures, just after sunrise, nudging 75. Civilians and our serving military men and women, on this day of rest, were preparing for church services. Many were still in the bunks enjoying…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener What do gardeners do in January? This is a stressful time of the year and psychological help might be needed! Gardeners need to garden. I, myself, have been suffering withdrawal from my garden! But here’s a temporary solution for the January garden blahs: start planning for spring. Yup! That’s…

Institute for Learning In Retirement

Ken Marich The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is proud to have Sharon Cotter as a faculty member in the ILR program. She has a long history with photography and shares her expertise with students who take her courses. Sharon was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. While attending Wichita High School North she…