Category: March 2020

Don’t Leave Your Pets in the Backyard

Stuart Watkins Monday morning about 1:30 a.m., hearing a ruckus in our backyard area, I slipped on my shoes, grabbed a flashlight, and took out my pistol. Thinking this might have been coyotes attacking my neighbor’s dog, I wanted to find out what was going on. Lighting up my neighbor’s backyard with my flashlight and seeing…

Exercise with Latin Dancing

Wally Mara, President The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is in its 15th year of providing professional level instruction in authentic Latin dance styles for SaddleBrooke residents. About Dancing Taking a dance class – with its defined steps and different tempos – provides deeper cognitive and balance challenges than repetitive movement fitness training, like walking or cycling. Dancing improves…

The Preserve – Where Everything Old is New Again

New acquaintances at the Barazani’s pad – their new old home away from home.

Ann Lange February 16 was a perfect morning for some mixing and mingling over mimosas as the new transplants were initiated into the Fifty-Five or Way, Way Older Club. Our neighborhood is becoming slightly older and newer at the same time; the new homes have expanded the old Preserve perimeter to now encompass units 42-45. Our traditional Newbie…

Curious About Common Sayings

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg The official start of the 2020 MLB season will be on March 29. In the midwest, the opening day of the baseball season was a sure sign that spring would be on its way; however, the weather never fully met up with opening season expectations. Indeed, very often, baseball diamonds at the…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Photo by Bob Koblewski.

Save the Date for Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Carole Rossof Please save the date! Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, are the dates for SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network’s annual luncheon and fashion show. Due to the success of last year, Calle Rose will be returning with her wonderful line of clothing and accessories,…

British Club Ladies’ Coffee Morning and Book Exchange

Twink Gates-Zimdar, Publicity It was a wonderful, cool, crisp, sunny day on Saturday, Feb. 15, when seven members of the British Club celebrated Valentine’s Day at the home of Joan Reichert. Although small in number, the ladies enjoyed their friendly camaraderie, catching up with recent events in their lives. Joan served a delicious Valentine’s buffet with…

Convention Fun for SaddleBrooke Cloggers

Carol Jones The National Clogging Convention was recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cloggers from all over the United States, Canada, and Australia came to learn new steps and routines. Classes were held for all levels of clogging from beginner to advanced. Tucson held its yearly convention in January. It was attended by many SaddleBrooke…

Arizona Trail Work Continues

Trail workers pose before a trail gate. Photo by Zach MacDonald.

Elisabeth Wheeler The word is out. Arizona Trail work parties are fun! A total of 27 volunteers attended the work party on Feb. 19 in Oracle State Park. Eighteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club participated in clearing the Arizona Trail of sticker bushes and improving several trail drainages. Temperatures were cool, the workers were enthusiastic, and…