Category: October 2017

MVLP supports San Manuel School District

Jean Kraus On Wednesday, August 23, MountainView Lady Putters Co-Presidents Pat Wells and Vicki Strief and MVLP board member Gay Uhl delivered a check for $600 to First Avenue Elementary School in San Manuel. Principal Katy Wilkins was presented with our check and told us that it would go toward the purchase of 375 student…

Did you know? Christmas through the eyes of Mary and Joseph

Carol and John Miller

Terry Barringer One of the most anticipated events of the Christmas season for the women of Community Church at SaddleBrooke and their friends and neighbors has been the Advent Celebration hosted by the Women’s Ministry. This special program has become an annual tradition for the past 13 years. The MountainView Ballroom will be transformed for…

Pastor Wayne Viereck pens new book

Pastor Wayne Viereck

David Stanard At a time when most Christian books appeal to the conservative or involve theological complexity beyond the interests of all but a narrow audience, Pastor Wayne Viereck’s new book Then Is Now presents a balanced and thoughtful approach to contemporary Christianity. Subtitled, Reading the New Testament in the 21st Century, Pastor Wayne has written an…

SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club

Sock Hop chicks!

Sizzle at the hop! Lynne Kumza We can jive! We can stomp it! We can rock ‘n roll it! We did it all at the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club latest Sock Hop. Poodle skirts swirled and saddle shoes sizzled on the floor of the Mariposa Room in the DesertView Performing Arts Center. We were originally…

Exploring the end of life journey – seminar October 25

Ron Feller FHAN is sponsoring a workshop to be held at Vista de la Montana United Methodist Church in Catalina on Wednesday afternoon, October 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss End of Life Planning and Hospice Care as well as to identify resources available locally for assistance and support to individuals, caregivers…

Totality or Bust: The Great American Eclipse

Diamond ring

Louise Grabell After I witnessed the eclipse of July 1991 in Hawaii, I promised myself that if I lived to 2017 I would see The Great American Eclipse. Twenty-six years later—and a bit older—I made my plans: Totality or Bust! I studied maps of the pathway of the moon’s shadow. I looked at the average…

Variety spices up Republican Club’s September meeting

Patricia Tarner First on the agenda was Aimee Rigler, Director of Communications and Government Relations. Ms. Rigler spoke about the concerns surrounding Proposition 417 which would increase the current ½ cent sales tax dedicated to fund regional transportation projects by an additional ½ cent, costing taxpayers approximately $640 million over the next 20 years. Next…

Republican Women of Pinal County news

Sheriff Mark J. Dannels

Liz Zebal The Republican Women of Pinal County will meet on Friday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Coyote Room at SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. All are welcome to attend. Our guest speaker is Mark J. Dannels, the Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona. Sheriff Dannels will make a presentation about What’s New on the Border.…

A fun new season for SaddleBrooke Singers 

50s Rock ‘n Roll fun at the SaddleBrooke Singers concert last spring; photo credit Bill George.

Steph Mattie On September 10, what a joy it was to put on my name badge, dust off my music folder and begin fall rehearsals with the SaddleBrooke Singers. After the success of our crowd pleasing, 50s themed spring concert, we are excited to see what our wonderful director has in store for the group…

Featured Arts and Crafts Fair Artisans

Bob and Vicki with a few of their creations

Barbara Johnson Usually we have a featured artisan (singular), but this month we have featured artisans (plural). That’s because this month we’re spotlighting a husband and wife team – Bob and Vicki Long. They may have only lived in SaddleBrooke for two years, but in that time they have certainly made a big impression. Once…