Category: Generals

AAA Defensive Driver class available

Bill Nagy AAA Arizona’s defensive driving class can qualify ages 55 and up for a potential auto insurance discount. Roadwise Driver will be held at the HOA 2 facility in July 2017. The course will be a four-hour workshop that addresses local laws, tips on staying a safer driver and ways to compensate for changes…

Master Gardener Program

Want to become a Master Gardener? Barb Nicholson Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course for the fall of…

Unit Happenings

Left to right: Floyd Roman, Steve Bellacuqa and Bob Muise (Pancho Villa)

Unit 3-S Brenda Newitter Unit 3-S celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the home of Helen and Steve Bellacuqa on May 5, 2017. Over 60 unit neighbors attended and enjoyed the wonderful Mexican potluck dinner. The highlight of the evening was the live music provided by Steve Bellacuqa and the surprise visit by Pancho Villa! Unit…

Summer music “Musing”

Punch Howarth With SASO in recess until fall, I will relate my musical activities for the summer. In my own listening, it has been mostly large works which means big orchestra and lengthy. Starting with Shostakovich there is his Ninth Symphony followed by his greatest, the Tenth that freed him from Stalin’s shadow. Mahler’s sixth and ninth took…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

Back, left to right: Elise Grimes, Steve Groth, Larry Richter; middle: Vivian Errico, Marcia Van Ommeran, Sandy Miller, Melanie Stout, Karen Green; front: Joan Roberts, Ann Coziahr, Betsy Lowry, Anne Everett, Cheryl Smith, Trish Parker, Nancy McCluskey-Moore

New board elected Nancy McCluskey-Moore At the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) meeting on May 18 the organization elected its Board of Directors for 2017-18. The Board (shown in the photo below) consists of: Steve Groth, president; Elise Grimes, executive vice president; Barbara Hammond and Marcia Van Ommeran, recording secretary; Cheryl Smith, corresponding secretary; Anne…

Learn to swim this summer

SaddleBrooke Swim Club is offering swim lessons for the non-swimmer! More than a third of adults in the United States can’t swim the length of a pool, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which puts them at risk of being one of the 10 people who drown every day in this country.…

Community Outreach’s 19th annual Food Drive a major success

Donations were sorted and boxed by 70 volunteers.

The 2017 SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) annual Food Drive, held on March 25, exceeded all expectations in terms of participation and donations. Compared to 2016, food donations increased by 98% (over 24,000 pounds) and monetary contributions rose by 176% (more than $36,000). These donations of food and money have been delivered to Tri-Community Food Bank…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Dr. Linda Leigh, former Biospherian, Wednesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m. in La Hacienda Club. How Many Plants Can You Fit in a Biosphere? A must-attend! Biosphere 2 was built to be a materially closed system with all of the plants we would need for 100 years. Why…

Set a date with health

Phyllis Ketring The SaddleBrooke Health Fair celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. Please reserve Saturday morning, October 14, to attend this special event. Many people have reported that they have been alerted to a health issue during a free screening at the fair such as skin cancer, blood pressure or cholesterol. Some people have met…