Category: March 2019

A surprise phone call from an American hero

Varda Main One morning Tina Scott and Debbie Dorman, both ex-presidents of the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters, each received a call from a stranger, Sammy, saying thank you, thank you, thank you and sharing quite the story. Here goes. Sammy was calling to thank them for the comfort quilt she was given on her discharge from…

SaddleBrooke Softball Dirt Dawgs

Who is behind all the work that keeps your SaddleBrooke Softball complex looking great and probably the best softball field in Southern Arizona? The answer: Four “Dirt Dawgs” and many volunteers. Our association is self-funded receiving no monetary assistance from SaddleBrooke TWO. Funds collected from our members and sponsors goes back into the facility to…

Successful work party on the Arizona Trail

Elisabeth Wheeler On January 16, twenty-two hardy volunteers blazed through the Oracle Passage of the Arizona Trail to clear out aggressive catclaw and improve a washed-out drainage. Zach McDonald of the Arizona Trail Association provided guidance. Co-stewards Ray Peale and Elisabeth Wheeler along with team leaders Ruth Caldwell, Norm Rechkemmer and Fred Norris assisted. Spirits…

Spotlight on Advertiser: Stream into the future of hearing

What’s the most asked question for people with hearing loss? Casual conversations have yielded a similar response every time: What can the latest technology in hearing aids do for me? Not surprisingly, there are no simple answers. These days, titting hearing aids is more customized than fitting shoes—with a lot more options. Whiz-bang options that…

Hoof prints

Sue Robisch Leaving imprints on hearts and lives. That is what Little Hooves and Big Hearts does for those who are fortunate enough to experience the healing therapy from the miniature horses and their handlers. These gentle, intelligent animals are specially-trained therapy horses and they are the faces of this not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in…

Hello spring – we’re ballroom dancing

Wanda Ross Spring has sprung so we’re dancing in the rain and looking forward to spring flowers. What fun we had at our Hello Spring Dinner Dance Party on Saturday, March 9. Our dinner started with ensalada fresca with watermelon, arugula, feta cheese and pepitas. Our entrée choices were chicken piccata, trout beurre blanc and…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club volunteer party

Ken Wong The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club held a volunteer party on the evening of January 28 at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center with thirty-nine members in attendance. Planned and organized by the club board of directors, the celebration recognized the commitment and dedication of fifty-six volunteers serving in seventy capacities within the club. Several members…

Women’s retreat

Terry Barringer Spiritually blessed and fully refreshed. How would you like to kick off spring 2019 with a whole new perspective and attitude? You can by joining the Women’s Ministry of the Community Church at SaddleBrooke for a two-day retreat at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley. Susie Shellenburger, teacher, international speaker, blogger, author…