Category: February 2020

Institute of Judaic Services and Studies

Sandy McNabb Our next Shabbat service is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the MountainView Country Club (MVCC) Ballroom West. Our services are led by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer and cantorial soloist Sarah Bollt accompanied by Chris Tackett. Sharing Shabbat is a wonderful way to welcome the peace of the day as a community. Oneg…

Artist of the Month: Layering Adds Complexity and Depth

LaVerne Kyriss “Layering is the key to making collages,” explained collage artist, teacher, and SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild member Deb “Kress” Kresnicka, “but you also need a wide variety of materials that you can use to build a collage.” “I explore a variety of subjects, create eye candy to dazzle the viewer, explore mood and…

Choir for the Memory-Impaired

Jane Stump There are 70 choirs for the memory-impaired all over the world. Vista de la Montana Methodist Church at 3002 E. Miravista Ln. in Tucson will be number 71. Hoping to clarify cultural misconceptions regarding those whose short-term memory is compromised and increase the quality of life of the memory-impaired and their caregivers, the church has created The…

Master Gardeners Program Welcomes New Coordinators

Jay Dunn Our Jan. 2, 2020, monthly meeting was attended by Rick Gibson, Cooperative Extension Agent responsible for overseeing the University of Arizona Master Gardeners program in Pinal County. He gave a brief overview of the seven Master Gardeners groups in Pinal County, including a new group in Oracle. Laurie Foster, our new co-coordinator with…

Windy City Club Kicks Off 2020 with Its Sixth Signature St. Paddy’s Day Social Event

Robert Loeb The Windy City Club (WCC), now with over 100 members, is pleased to announce its sixth consecutive signature social event. The club’s event this year follows an extremely successful October 2019 Patio Appetizer Party where approximately 70 club members attended while many new folks with roots linking them to Chicago joined the club.…

Standing in Support of Homeless Pets

Karyle Steele On Jan. 8, 2020, several pet rescue groups, shelter volunteers, members of the SB Pet Rescue Network board, and concerned SaddleBrooke residents attended the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Florence. SaddleBrooke resident Mera Laureys, a volunteer at Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) and liaison for SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network,…

Arizona Pathfinders Tour March 7

Bob Stuart Arizona Pathfinders, a nonprofit volunteer group of the Arizona Historical Society, is conducting a one-day tour, Saturday, March 7, 2020, to visit the Heard Museum’s Indian Arts and Crafts Fair and the Museum of the West in Phoenix. Join them for a fun and educational venture. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase…