Category: June 2017

Knit Wits hone computer skills

The ladies put down their knitting needles and listen intently to Linda Hood as she explains use of the knitting website, Ravelry.

Carol Chiarello We recently offered two computer classes to help our Knit Wits members understand more about the very helpful knitters’ website known as Ravelry. This is a place where knitters can share photos, ideas, comments, patterns and other information about knitting. For example, if you have 300 yards of a new linen blend, what…

Diane Korn – SaddleBrooke Juror

Jay Clayton Wilson Diane Korn got her jury summons. Many Brookies have received those special invitations to attend the courtroom at the Pinal County seat. Diane shared their angst at having her week interrupted by a trip to Florence and perhaps a lengthy trial. It’s not like any of us have unused time on our…

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…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell It’s hot and getting hotter as the month of June progresses. Your irrigation system will keep everything alive. But you must attend to anything growing in a container. With a shovel and a bit of ingenuity, you can install extra “spaghetti” tubes to reach your containers and get them on the watering system.…

MountainView Bridge special events

Adair Karlin achieves Gold Life Master

Ann Kuperberg Congratulations to Adair Karlin for achieving the rank of Gold Life Master. The American Contract Bridge League holds special games a few times a year where players can get silver points. Those games are called Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC). Many SaddleBrooke Bridge players recently attended such games at several clubs and acquired…

SaddleBrooke Cyclemasters cycle National Parks

Marty Herbert Thirty-one SaddleBrooke Cyclemasters spent April 24 through 27 in the Moab, Utah area cycling the local national parks. Club members Ted and Gloria Belanger organized the event which included three nights at the charming Gonzo Inn in downtown Moab, two days of cycling and a dinner and light show on the Colorado River.…

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…

CCSB supports local children

Left to right: Terri and Pastor Steve Wilson, Kathy and Bill Doran

Kathy Doran Community Church at SaddleBrooke (CCSB) donated 266 Easter bags for distribution at the Tri-Community Food Bank on Palm Sunday. Many of the children who participated in this program had never received an Easter basket, so you can imagine the smiles on their faces! CCSB members are a very generous and giving congregation with…

Jewish Friendship Group news

Marilyn Anthony Our Mother’s Day Dinner was on the beautiful new patio of HOA 1. Most of the diners enjoyed delicious rainbow trout with rice and a dessert of lemon sorbet. Everyone thought the setting was beautiful and the dinner delicious. We are definitely being spoiled by Chef Dave! Larry Stillman read a sequel to…