Category: February 2018

Artist of The Month

LaVerne Kyriss Tony DiGiorgio spent 50 years as an educator, including 24 years as university president at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. During most of his career, he never spent much time in the arts. When he ended up as family photographer, he bought a digital camera in the ‘90s and figured out how…

Aces play their cards

Eileen J Snearly The MPLN Ace of The Month winners teed off on January 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. on MountainView Golf Course. This event was a shotgun start, while other MPLN golfers followed the field. The pairings for this tournament were set by Holly Riviere. The winners are Joyce Sutay, Ace of The Year…

Heroes Luncheon for SB Niners

Ed Sand On a beautiful December day the SaddleBrooke Men’s Niners golf league held its Heroes luncheon for members and spouses or significant others. The luncheon was begun seven years ago by Ted Swenson to honor members that had passed away during the year and to thank the wives for all the time allowed to…

Honor Flight

  Jerry Lujan Honor Flight is a national program that sends military veterans on a free trip to Washington, D.C. It is one way to say thank you to those men and women who set their personal lives aside to go to serve their country. Honor Flight Southern Arizona, Tucson is one of the 125…

SaddleBrooke Dems get climate change facts

Tim Koch At their January meeting, the SaddleBrooke Dems welcomed Mike Carran of the SaddleBrooke Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan local affiliate of the international Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a ‘grassroots’ environmental group. Mike began his presentation with the succinct and fervent message: Climate change is here and climate change is now. Mike said that he…

Lady Niners kick off another busy season

  Barbara Johnson The SaddleBrooke Lady Niners started off 2018 with their annual Founder’s Cup Tournament, a tournament dedicated to the ladies who founded the Lady Niners League in 1990. This event was originally named the Liz Carlson Tournament, named after one of the founding mothers. In 2006 the name was changed to the Founder’s…

Winter Fitness challenge: 30 – minute swim

Rodger Bivens New Year’s Resolutions about getting in shape for the year 2018 have been made…now it’s time to live up to them! Why not join in with the SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s winter fitness challenge 30-minute swim. Any SaddleBrooke resident can sign up to do it. The swim event will take place between February 15-February…

Outdoor Photographer/Author draws crowd to DIGS meeting

Jim Hagedon An accomplished nature photographer and author spoke to an attentive audience at a recent Digital Imaging Photography Club of SaddleBrooke (DIGS) meeting. Colleen Miniuk-Sperry spoke on “The Art of Seeing Differently,” a subject very important to any successful or aspiring photographer. Miniuk-Sperry is also a very dynamic speaker, using her life experiences, her…