Category: August 2019

Hiking Club takes a “fire lookout hike”

Hikers Carole Miller, Don Taylor, Karen Gray, Karen Schickedanz and Ruth Caldwell (guide). Photo by Ruth Caldwell.

Ruth Caldwell Five hikers enjoyed a wonderful trek on the Meadow and Mt. Lemmon trail loop on June 11. The hiking was great because of the seventy- to eighty-degree weather when the temperatures in SaddleBrooke reached over 100! Tall ferns and much taller ponderosa pines, beautiful flowers and vistas surrounded the trail. The big surprise…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

Volunteers modeled clothing and accessories hand-picked from the Golden Goose inventory in last year’s Alice in Wonderland-themed fashion show.

Homes and volunteers sought for 2020 SBCO Home Tour Nancy McCluskey-Moore The next annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Home Tour will focus on remodeled homes, like last year. The 2018 and 2019 tours were so well received that the events committee agreed to offer SaddleBrooke residents another opportunity to see how their neighbors have adapted…

Word of the Month: Demotic

David Zapatka I attend a five-day conference every summer where experts are brought in to speak about a wide variety of topics. This year’s annual gathering had 218 speakers lecturing, hosting interactive gatherings and running tournaments on 308 interesting and entertaining topics. Being a lifelong student, I’m in my element when I can learn from…

Women On Our Own (WOOO)

Women On Our Own (WOOO) is a group of single women living in SaddleBrooke who want to stay busy and have fun. All of the following activities take place once a month. Dining out: We go out for dinner and enjoy Tucson’s many good restaurants. Ethnic dining: Our more adventurous diners go to one of the many…

Match play at the Preserve

Hosts Maria and Mike Miller and Activity Coordinators Fred and Bonnie Barazani were a match made in heaven planning the Preserve potluck. And, popping out of nowhere was Cathy Quesnell, our local farcical photo-bomber, flashing her extra-large smile.

Ann Lange On Sunday, June 23, Mike and Maria Miller hosted the Preserve’s annual potluck and gobbledygook gaming night for 65 over 65-year-olds masquerading as kids at a playdate. The Play Pals met for a little mingling of the mind and mouth, mixing and matching names to faces, and brought something potable for themselves as…

SaddleBrooke Singers getting set for fall

Steph Mattie As a former high school teacher, I fondly remember Augusts past and the waning days of summer. I remember the excitement of getting back into the autumn swing and reconnecting with colleagues and students who I didn’t see during the summer months. Each year gave me the chance to try out new things…

Sunsets and wine

Left to right: Mike Aramanda, Vickie Bone, Millie Aramanda, Staci Brown, Alfred VanGool, Beverlee Deardorff, John Brown, Doug Akins and Beverly Akins.

Bernadette Fideli What can be more relaxing than sitting on the patio among friends, sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set in the summer sky? Beverlee Deardorff invited the Wine Stewards to experience this down-home pleasure. Barbeque, potato salad and ice cream cones accompanied a variety of summer wines. These seasonal wines…

SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club

Do we have to wear these caps?

Lynne Kumza Do we have to wear these caps? No, only if you want to keep your head warm. But if you line dance, you can exercise your synapses, so that way you don’t have to wear a “thinking cap.” There are cardiovascular benefits to dancing, but did you know that one of the only…

CCP cast for fall dinner theatre performances

Connie Ward. Photo by Steve Weiss.

Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke’s theatre troupe, Community Circle Players (CCP), is bringing dinner theater to you this fall as well as next spring. Having consistently sold out their spring dinner theatre performances and entertained nearly one thousand each season, CCP will offer six performances of a stage-production-with-dinner this November. Another dinner theatre treat is planned for…