Category: March 2017

Bridge Senior Olympics

Joyce Hagin, Sue Bush, Stephanie Parks, Donna Sachrison and Fay Steel

Ann Kuperberg The Senior Olympics Bridge competition in Tucson at the end of January yielded SaddleBrooke winners, master points, tee-shirts, pins and lunch. There were three sections with 48 players in the Open game, 40 in the Under 500 division and 36 in the Under 50 category. People from SaddleBrooke who placed in the Open…

Social Awareness Ministry of Santa Catalina Catholic Parish

Basic items are needed for newly arriving refugee families.

Micki Wilverding The Refugee Ministry of Santa Catalina Catholic Church has teamed up with Refugee Focus, a refugee resettlement agency in Tucson. We are currently seeking basic items to set up apartments in Tucson for newly arriving refugee families. Household items such as lamps, kitchen utensils, can openers, pots and pans, other cookware, teakettles, household…

Tour de Tortolitas

Back row: Rick Hagen, Dave Corrigan, Steve Aiken, Jeff Traft, Margaret Valair, Bertie Litchfield, Joe Rizza, Frank Earnest; front: Dean Werstler, Cheryl Werstler, Pam Corrigan, Norm Rechkemmer; photo by Elisabeth Wheeler

Elisabeth Wheeler The Tour de Tortolitas connects five trails in the Tortolita Mountains into a 15 mile loop. The tour connects the Alamo Springs Trail, the Ridgeline Trail, the Upper Wild Burro Trail, the Mustang Trail and the Upper Javelina Trail into a loop. Hiking this tour provides opportunities to view six crested saguaros and…

PPB defeats Sun City Oro Valley

Pool Players of the Brooke

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Pool Players of the Brooke Travel Team went to Vistoso to play against the Sun City Oro Valley Billiards Club for possession of a personalized Travel Plaque. Our teams consisted of Dominic “The Doctor” Borland and Terry Sterling, Jim “Shooter” Fabio and Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Karl “English” Knight…

Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Upcoming FSL author lectures The Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries 2017 author lecture series continues with several exciting events coming this spring. Many SaddleBrooke residents are familiar with Mark Schwartz and his unique expertise regarding military history. On March 16 Mark’s lecture will be about Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Japan’s premier naval strategist, who wanted to avoid…

Metaphysical Study Group

Julie Goodman SaddleBrooke Metaphysical Study Group will meet in the HOA 1 Activities Center on April 12, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to present Pamela Hale’s Down the Rabbit Hole: Death Through the Lens of Alice, Mystics and Indigenous Teachers. This imaginative presentation will give attendees a chance to ponder how we can move…

Artist of the Month

Karen Brungardt pauses in her studio.

Karen Brungardt: Aiming for the wow factor LaVerne Kyriss Karen Brungardt grew up in the Midwest and doodled as a child, but didn’t take her first art class until she was a senior in high school. That interest led to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania but few marketable skills.…

SB Lady Niners welcome their sisters

Barbara Johnson Every year the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners and the MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners enjoy a fun round of golf together called Across the Brooke. We alternate hosting the tournament and this year it was the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners who welcomed our sisters Across the Brooke to our course. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature made us…

Knit Wits news

Members visit the Family First store in Oracle.

Carol Chiarello Who are the Knit Wits? They are your friends and neighbors who are active and playing golf, tennis, pickleball, softball, putting, line dancing, volunteering and keeping busy. But they also keep their fingers and minds busy knitting (and crocheting) other times, like riding in a car, or waiting for a meal to be…