Category: April 2016

Why Community Church?

Kerry Blount That is a question asked by many folks when they are considering a church to attend. I asked the same question when I first moved to SaddleBrooke some 11 years ago. My wife and I walked into Community Church at SaddleBrooke (CCSB) back then and the feeling was completely different than it is…

Oro Valley Market Place Concert

Director Ed Sand welcomes the audience and introduces music sung by Frank Sinatra; photo by Georgie Hourigan.

Ed Sand The Rhythm Gang Big Band of Tucson performed in the SAACA sponsored second Thursday of the month concert on February 11. This concert took place on the patio area in front of the Marketplace Movie Theater at 6:00 p.m. Vocalists were Erin Rucuparo and Luke Howell to assist with the celebration of Frank…

Who are those old guys in red shirts and caps?

Left to right, standing: Rick Morrison, John Wright, Doug Sweetland, Chris Swenson, Charlotte James (truck supervisor), Jon Parkhill and John Ingebritson; kneeling: Gary Adams, Mike Buckley, Bob Herd and Ron Andrea

Ron Andrea They’re Golden Goose truckers, of course! They work approximately four hour shifts, anywhere from one to ten days per month, depending on the amount of time they choose to donate. Some drive the truck but most ride along as helpers. Some volunteer year round and some are snowbirds. They range in age from…

P.E.O. Style Show and Luncheon a sold out success

Models before the grand event

Smiles graced the MountainView Ballroom on February 26 as three hundred guests oohed and aahed over the colorful, comfortable fashions presented by Soft Surroundings (La Encantada) and modeled by Chapter EP members of the P.E.O Sisterhood. With support from both guests and Bon Voyage Travel and Navigation Retirement Group, the event raised nearly $8,000 to…

Cardio Belly Dance is fun!

Debbie Fiskum Let’s burn those calories with a workout that’s different and effective. Cardio Belly Dance will get your heart rate up and help you firm up those problem areas. Think it’s too hard? Katia teaches easy Belly Dance moves to authentic dance music and makes it flow together. You’ll find yourself building one move…

More pickleball medals for SaddleBrooke

On Wednesday, March 9 SaddleBrooke Pickleball had three doubles team’s medal at the Southern Arizona Senior Games held at Robson Quail Creek in Green Valley. Men’s Doubles Skill Level 3.5 Age 50 plus Gold medal: Gale Evans and Bill Stickney Men’s Doubles Skill Level 4.0 Age 70 plus Silver medal: Dan Stebbins and Stan Strebig…

Tea and crumpets, SaddleBrooke style

From left: Mary Anderson, Gerry Burnside and Sandra Hackett

Gerry Burnside The SaddleBrooke Questers, the Catalina Timewalkers, had a special come to tea invitation for its members. Inviting someone to tea in the British tradition is much more than just a cup of tea in the kitchen; there are certain customs to be followed. The hostesses, Mary Anderson, Gerry Burnside and Sandra Hackett, first…

STC Scramble On

Jay Clayton Wilson Scramble OP has been the STC answer to the difficult question of introducing and intermingling over 400 players of different skill levels. Ordinarily players in most sports, including tennis, tend to play with others of similar skill levels. That makes for good competition. But it results in a severe limitation on one’s…

Antioxidants and Aging: The Blueberry Connection

Lifelong Learning will present Antioxidants and Aging: The Blueberry Connection on April 28 at 3:30 p.m. at Catalina Springs Memory Care, 9685 N. Oracle Road. To reserve your space RSVP to 520-297-2500 or email marketing@catalinaspringsmemorycare.com. Antioxidants are often marketed as a superfood against diseases that can progress and develop as we age. Blueberries contain some…