Category: July 2017

Facing fear faithfully

Reverend Rachel Srubas

Reverend Rachel Srubas Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church will offer a spiritual formation class, Facing Fear Faithfully, on two consecutive Wednesdays, July 19 and 26, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Reverend Rachel Srubas, who has served as Mountain Shadows’ pastor since 2006 and is the author of three books on Christian spiritual life, will teach both…

Why wait until Thanksgiving?

Left to right: Linda Allison, first MPLN Sponsor with Joyce Sutay

Carolyn Brinkley We just couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to highlight and thank local businesses that have generously supported the MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners (MPLN) throughout the year. It is with sincere appreciation that we take this time to thank all of our 2017 sponsors. Their financial backing has allowed us opportunities to participate in many special…

Classic Trio performance

James W. Ketring A world-class trio is doing a special public performance in Oro Valley on Friday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Cerulean Trio brings together the unique combination of a clarinet, viola and piano. They made their Carnegie Hall debut in May and were selected as finalists in the 2016 International Chesapeake Chamber…

Health Night Out: Center for Venous Disease

Alicia Dancil

Phyllis Ketring Venous disease is a medical condition that affects nearly 50 to 80 million Americans. Over 20 to 30 million people have varicose veins and six million suffer from swelling of the lower legs. Despite this, venous disease remains a low priority for many doctors. The Center for Venous Disease was founded in 2006…

A young man and his music

SaddleBrooke Sunrise offered Sammy a stipend to buy a new saxophone and he rewarded members with a delightful concert of melodies.

Patti R. Albaugh SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club recently helped a young man with his music career. Sammy Rivas, son of Jorge and Betty Rivas, received a scholarship to the University of Arizona School of Music. The only problem was the terrible condition of his saxophone, a well-used instrument that had seen better days. Sammy was…

Senior Softball Memorial Day Tournament

Greg Morgan’s walk-off grand slam homer leaves his bat at the SSSA Memorial Day Tournament. Seconds later the crowd was on its feet applauding the exciting finale; photo by Dennis Purcell.

Jonathan Green Hundreds of Brookers cheered dozens of players, had their fill of free lunch and honored America’s heroes at SaddleBrooke Senior Softball association’s (SSSA) annual Memorial Day tournament. Ambient Air Heating and Cooling sponsored the affair and Doug Wagers, Window Wizard, cooked the lunch once again. And all three games were very close with…

MountainView Bridge Special Events

Dick Quigg, a frequent winner at the weekly games

Ann Kuperberg The summer games will be held in the Sonoran Room at MountainView Clubhouse starting July 4 on Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. Many MountainView Bridge Club players participated in a special unit Membership game at the Skyline Country Club. The event was two sessions, morning and afternoon with a delicious lunch…