Category: June 2017

SaddleBrooke PickleBall

Pickleball clean-up crew members (left to right): Marty Schneider, Jim Bevan, Charlie Bouffard, Gail Bouffard, Gary Lange, Ann Lange, Karol Jackson, Lois Violanti, Nancy Carlson, Don Burkhead, Brent Carlson, Pam Kruse, Gary Stevens, Joan Van Matre, Raymond Howard and Debbie Westwater.

10 Years of leadership Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is celebrating 10 years of play in SaddleBrooke and its current 712 members owe a lot to its leaders. Beth Patterson and her husband Dave spearheaded the effort to start pickleball play in SaddleBrooke. In those early days games were played in the street, later…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Leslie Rocco Gigantic strides are being made to reduce euthanasia at Tucson’s animal shelter. Unsung heroes in this battle are pet rescue groups who annually take in many hundreds of sick, injured and behavioral pets. Rescue groups give the homeless a second chance at love but the cost of these life-saving efforts is staggering. As…

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…

SaddleBrooke Singles adventures

Virginia Hegseth and David Dodd; photo by Arlene DesJardins

Bob Lamb The very active Singles group continued their activities with a cruise on the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake followed by lunch at Tortilla Flats. It was a happy time, loaded with fun, fellowship and friendly spirits. The group also celebrated the Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Roadrunner Grill. Join us at one…

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge honors students

From left: Exalted Ruler Steve Asp, Elizabeth Bolton, Mr. Delemarre (for Erika), Dylan Vogler (Soccer Shoot), Baily French and PDDGER Jack Baillargeon

Pat Cox Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 held its National Youth Week Program Awards Ceremony on May 7. The awards presented were in special recognition of the youth who participated in sports and academic contests offered by the Catalina Mountain Elks Youth Programs. Joshua Baca, Elizabeth Bolton, Erika Delemarre and Baily French each received…

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…

SB Lady Niners say, Thank You

Barbara Johnson As spring slips away and the triple digit temps creep in, we SaddleBrooke Lady Niners not only say “safe travels” to our snowbirds, but we also say “thank you” to a lot of people who continue to make our program so enjoyable and such a success. First of all, our Board keeps working…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

How does Senior Village do it? Dispatch is the clue Stephanie Thomas Do you remember how you felt when you received your first driver’s license? That sense of freedom, of independence, of adventure? Having a driver’s license is one of our most valued documents; a symbol of our ability to go where we want and…