Category: May 2019

National Pickleball Champ instructs residents

Earlier in February of 2019, Scott Moore (No. 1 ranked pickleball player in the world over age 50) conducted two days of private clinics for members of the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA). Scott is the winner of 20 national championships and he and his wife Susan (a nationally ranked player herself) graciously accepted an invitation…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club visits St. George, Utah

Dave Sorenson In early April, 96 club members hiked the St. George, Utah area, including Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park. The trip was planned by Dave Sorenson and Rob Simms. Roy Carter, Frank Earnest, Barbara Wilder, Ruth Caldwell, Elizabeth Wheeler, Don Taylor, along with Dave and Rob, were hiking guides. Highlights of…

Meet “Mr. Cloud-Maven, Art Rangno

Barbara Barr Do the cloud formations over the Santa Catalinas fascinate you? Come join us and be totally amazed as The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke learns all about the Santa Catalina Clouds from climatologist, Art Rangno. Art will be speaking to the club at our lunch meeting on Thursday, May 16, at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse.…

A gem in midtown

Bobbi Forsch Are you looking for a great restaurant for a ladies’ luncheon, a romantic dinner or just fantastic food? Pastiche may be the place you’re looking for. While the restaurant has been in town for many years it was purchased two years ago by SaddleBrooke residents Costas and Judie Georgacas. The menu is varied,…

Fun and fashion with the MVLPs

Kris Rudin Following their regular morning of putting, the MountainView Lady Putters (MVLPs) had their annual fashion show and luncheon April 15, at the Vistas Dining Room at SaddleBrooke One. The clothing was provided by Stein Mart in Tucson and the models were MVLP volunteers. The models did a wonderful job showing off some beautiful…

Thank you to the founding father of SaddleBrooke Softball

So, who was the driving force behind getting Ed Robson to build our softball facility? Many here believe Gene Bovee was the key individual to make it all happen in the early 2000s. After land was granted and construction commenced in June of 2004, a steering committee of ten softball players were tasked with getting…

Swim club celebrates the end of the season

Karin Bivens The SaddleBrooke Swim Club celebrated another successful season of not only swimming competitions but also promoting the sport of swimming, encouraging people to learn to swim or improve by offering free clinics, programs and encouraging them to become members of the Swim Club. There is great camaraderie among people who share such a…

Stroke/Neurological Support Group

We welcome all who have taken on the role of caregiver to those effected with a neurological disorder, to attend our next meeting on Friday, May 17, at the Preserve Clubhouse, Room 2. We start at 10:00 a.m. then break at approximately 11:30 a.m. for those remaining for lunch and continued sharing until 1:00 p.m.…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell It’s hot and getting hotter. Don’t be one of those “complainers” I talk to so often. Complaints about winter being too cold or too wet. Now all I hear is it’s too hot. Stop complaining and remember why you moved to Shangri-la. As a gardener, I feel we are blessed with wonderful opportunities…