Category: Features

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Linens on their way to a spay/neuter clinic in Oracle.

The Network works with Pima Animal Care Center and rescue groups to place homeless pets, provide financial support for pets’ medical needs and on the first Friday of the month we pick up your gently used clean towels, linens, blankets and flat sheets and pet supplies such as carriers and pet food. Prescription containers are…

Septuagenarian keeps fit in SaddleBrooke

Richard Dinges

At almost 72 years old, SaddleBrooke resident Richard Dinges continues to defy aging and looks the part of someone 20 years his junior. This passion for fitness began nearly 50 years ago while he was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force — and he hasn’t stopped since. His almost-daily workout includes cardio training…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell Spring has sprung and hopefully your garden has as well. There is so much to attend to if you are a gardener. Just like the seasons, there are phases for gardening and if you are well-organized (don’t look at me!) you have already completed some important gardening chores. 1. You cleaned and sharpened…

Artist of The Month

Gift Shop Artist of the Month Tom Costner Karen Lingelbach not only brings an array of creative fabric gifts perfect for every home and family as the 15 year Manager of the SaddleBrooke Gift Shop, she brings a rich history of your “Gift Shop Just Around the Corner.” A native of upstate New York, Karen…

2 Your Health: No drugs for your back pain – The American College of Physicians tells patients to try chiropractic first

Dr. Craig Brue After reviewing 10 years of effectiveness studies related to prescription drugs for the treatment of back pain, the Annals of Internal Medicine has concluded that medication should not be given for the initial treatment of back pain. The 2017 study by the American College of Physicians has concluded that back pain is best treated…

What a Small World!

How many times have you said, “It sure is a small world”? Another perfect example of that fact relates to our own Golden Goose. During recent holiday travel and a flight delay in Chicago, some waiting passengers were talking. One lady looked at another and said, “You know, I think I recognize you. Where do…

Artist of the Month: Joanna Voisine

Joanna Voisine pauses in her studio.

LaVerne Kyriss Mrs. Owens taught art at Buena Vista Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colorado and first got Joanna Voisine interested in exploring her creative side. “I always liked to draw and she gave us lots of exposure, but that was the extent of my art for years,” she remembered. The Pittsburg native worked in…

The faces of rescue

Donna and Teeka

Every rescue has two faces—the pet who is abandoned, traumatized and often abused or hurt and the human, a fearless soul who risks their time, finances and heart to save the helpless. Such a rescue occurred when our partner, Donna with RUFF Rescue, answered a plea from Pima Animal Care Center to rescue Teeka, a…