Category: June 2018

Keeping the home fires burning at the SBWGA

Ret Convey The time has come to wish bon voyage and happy trails to our pals who are departing for either their other homes or a summer vacation. We will miss all of you and promise to keep the Tucson home fires burning until you return. Of course, it’s no secret that keeping the home…

Friday Quilters turn vision into victory

Leslie Rocco There are lots of great ideas to help those in need, but it takes perseverance and drive to turn that vision into victory. Yet, that’s just what the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters did with their first wildly successful Quilt Auction. SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network and Sr. Village were the beneficiaries of their hard work…

SPA participates in Adopt-a-Highway program

Mark Van Matre, VP of SPA SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association members participated in cleaning up a portion of Edwin Road on May 22, 2018, as part of Pinal County’s “Adopt-a-Highway” program. Front row left to right: Gail Bouffard, Henriette Kraut, Ken Powers, Dale Leman, Sandy Mayer, Vennie Fernandez, Robert Perez and Donna O’Shea. Back row: Charlie…

How does your garden grow?

  Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener There’s a “thriller” in your garden! Well, there should be. Thrillers are flowers that stand upright and call your eye to their display of blossoms. Thrillers demand your attention. Like irises, Echinacea, penstemon, tall zinnia, etc. I am mentioning this because you will need to understand the function…

Do you wanna dance?

Vivian Herman Did you ever want to try your hand (or feet) at learning dance routines in a fun way with no commitment? Well, here’s your chance. The SilverBelles Dance Group invites all interested SaddleBrooke residents to check us out. During this summer you are welcome to watch or participate in our practice sessions and…

Unit Happenings

  Unit 3-S Brenda Newitter Forty-nine Unit 3-S residents celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the home of Steve and Helen Bellacqua on Saturday, May 5. This was a potluck dinner and residents were asked to bring Mexican food, if possible, and to dress in their best Mexican attire. Two residents were celebrating birthdays, so there…

This I have learned

  Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg It’s not easy breaking habits because, for the most part, many of us hold onto them to maintain order in our lives or to sustain certain memories. I mention this because, as my mother did, I do our washing every Monday! There is something very rhythmic about my following in…