Category: October 2017

Interesting Pickleball Partners

Andrea Molberg Pickleball is not only extremely popular, it is unique. How often do you find a sport where a former Wimbledon tennis champion can win a gold medal with a 12-year-old partner? Joanne Russell did exactly that. She partnered with the youngest 5.0 pickleball player on the planet, Jack Munro, and they took top…

Pickleball excitement and membership keeps growing

Andrea Molberg As you know, pickleball has taken the country by storm. Homebuyers, renters and new residents keep asking sales associates, realtors and their neighbors about this extremely popular game. People are eager to know what’s happening with pickleball in SaddleBrooke. SaddleBrooke’s largest club is the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association with 735 members. Currently SaddleBrooke has…

Saturday Morning Bridge clinic

Paul Shalita This clinic is a practice and critique session designed for players at intermediate and advanced levels who desire to improve their Bridge. No partner is necessary. No time commitment; come late, leave early. Meet potential new partners. Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings at 37901 S. Arroyo Way in…

Ready, Set, Walk!

Nancy McCluskey-Moore On Saturday, October 28 SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) will be hosting its 21st annual Walkathon. This event helps to raise the funds needed to support a wide range of food, clothing and education programs that benefit youngsters living in nearby communities. The Walkathon begins at 7:40 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse parking…

Freethinkers November program features Alessandra Soler

Alessandra Soler

Rollinde Prager Alessandra Soler will address SaddleBrooke Freethinkers on Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the MountainView Ballroom. Ms. Soler will discuss Privacy and Technology. She will address how technology affects our local police practices, virtual border security and national surveillance issues such as NSA work and internet tracking. Alessandra Soler has been the…

Verde Sputters news

Trudy Rossi It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that the Sputters learned of the passing of our dear friend, Lorraine Ezell, on Sunday, August 27. Lorraine joined the Sputters following many active and fun seasons with the Lady Niners. From her first day as a Sputter she made us laugh and…

SASO features three Eastern European works

Chloe Trevor

Punch Howarth Opening the 2017-18 concert season the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Linus Lerner, will perform works by composers from Eastern Europe, Italy and America. George Enescu is a Romanian child prodigy-composer-conductor-pianist-violinist whose Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major will begin this concert. Composed in Paris in 1901, it was premiered in…

Join the Barbershop Singers

Jerry Gustafson The Canada del Oro Barbershop Chorus of SaddleBrooke meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Agate Room of the HOA2 Arts and Crafts Center, 38725 S MountainView Boulevard. We have been singing in SaddleBrooke since 1998 and now number about 25 singers. We are part of the international Barbershop Harmony Society.…

Honor Flight #23 – Labor of Love

The adventure begins.

Jerry Lujan Honor Flight No. 23 departed Tucson International Airport at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2. On board the chartered Southwest flight were 67 military veterans, many with wheelchairs, and their Guardians, of which 20 were University of Arizona students whom themselves were veterans. They were accompanied by six Honor Flight volunteers who would…