Category: Generals

Volunteer! It’s good for you and those you help

  Nancy McCluskey-Moore Nonprofits rely on volunteer labor to deliver goods and services to those in need. Donating your time and talent clearly helps those who receive assistance from a food bank, educational program or other not-for-profit organization. But did you know that you also benefit from being a volunteer? Various studies have found that…

Stuff the Bus event was a great success

Dennis Blauser Once again, the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch communities stepped up big for the Oracle School District’s annual Stuff the Bus paper drive! On Saturday, August 18 the Oracle District visited the communities of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch for its Stuff the Bus copy paper and school supply drive. As usual the awesome residents…

SASO performs the Mexican Joya, Sinfonia India

  Punch Howarth The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will perform Carlos Chavez short-nationalistic-Amerindian Symphony at their first three concerts. Chavez is the dean of Mexican composers who lived from 1899 to 1978. He traveled widely and had close musical connections in the United States. As with a contemporary, Igor Stravinsky, he evolved through different periods…

Music Mends Minds – restoring the rhythm of life

  Are you or a loved one living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or cognitive decline or any other form of neurodegenerative disease? Music Mends Minds would like to invite you to come and make music with us. We are looking to start “The Mindful Menders Band” and are looking for musicians, singers and volunteers. Please…

This we have learned

  Mary Jo Swarzberg The faint sounds of a Creedence Clearwater Revival song could be deciphered overhead in the sprawling, cheerful and populated cafeteria. A cacophony of voices merged with the sounds of people milling around, going from various food and beverage stations and standing in line at check-out registers. It was 7:00 a.m., breakfast…

Renowned flute player coming to SaddleBrooke

Karen Schickedanz Gary Stroutsos, a master flute player, will be the featured musician at Ongtupqa, a special presentation about the Grand Canyon coming to SaddleBrooke in November. Stroutsos will play a Hopi long flute that is a replica of some ancient flutes unearthed in 1931 from a cave in Arizona. The flutes have been curated…

SASO with Linus Lerner returns for the 2018-2019 season

  Punch Howarth This article will be a preview of the new and lighter concert season of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra with Linus Lerner conducting four of the five concerts at SaddleBrooke and Oro Valley. Maestro Lerner was the impresario of the San Luis Opera Festival and his own International Voice Competition in Mexico…

SBCO supports robotics program

Nancy Moore SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) supports the robotics classes offered at the Coronado K-8 School in Catalina. For several years teacher Lauren Marlatt has led an elective class titled “Engineering and Robotics.” The class offered to students in grades 6 and 7 involves programming Lego NXT and VEX robots (purchased from a division of…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue

The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network works with Pima Animal Care Center, Pinal Animal Care Center and several rescue groups of homeless pets. We also provide financial support for the medical needs of the pets to get them healthy and adopted. We have a monthly event which needs your support. We have a pick-up service of…