Category: November 2019

Bee-Cuz We Care Cancer Golf Tournament

Ret Convey How do you handle pressure on the golf course, or do you fold like a cheap umbrella at the thought of competition? Do the yips send your easy-peasy eight-inch putt screaming past the hole, hijacking your dreams of saving triple-bogey? When your third tee shot kerplops into the water, do you wonder why you…

Upcoming work parties on the Arizona Trail

SaddleBrooke Hikers at the spring work session on the Arizona Trail in Oracle State Park. Photo by Gary Faulkenberry.

Elisabeth Wheeler After monsoon rains, it’s time to clear out overgrowth and improve the tread on the Oracle Passage of the Arizona Trail. SaddleBrooke hikers are invited to join a trail-cleaning work party on Nov. 20. Teams depart from SaddleBrooke’s MountainView parking area at 7:30 a.m. for three hours of trail work. The rules are…

Stroke Neurological Support Group meeting notice

Esta Goldstein Our focus the month of November is on the caregiver and your questions. We will engage in a roundtable discussion of your concerns by sharing individual experiences, concerns, and questions regarding all aspects of caregiving for someone with a neurological disorder. Hopefully, through this listening, learning will come from those who have had the…

Thank You, Wags and Walkers volunteers!

Wags and Walkers volunteers

Marcia Vernon Thank you to the Wags and Walkers volunteers for all your support at this year’s I Don’t Want It Sale. Your efforts on behalf of the pets at the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) helped raise an amazing $4,400. Our success is due in large part to the efforts of this dedicated group of…

SBWGA hosts its first scramble of the season

Tournament honorees, back row: Pauline Sousa, Irene Sorenson, Betty Michelsen, Opal Larkin, and Judy Mattson. Bottom row: Carolyn DiSanto, Bevin Wagner, Dixie Moriarty, Marilyn Webb, Marian Rogge, E.J. Lindquist, Wanda Hutchinson, Dudie Lewis, and Arlene Lipscomb. Seated: Kathleen Weiss.

Marsha H. Camp On Oct. 15, SaddleBrooke Women’s Golf Association (SBWGA) hosted a tournament and luncheon honoring past members and those who have given so much in support of our organization. Seventeen honorees joined us for this inaugural event. I hope that the members who missed it will get a chance to be a part…

Pickleball press

Left to right: Sue Fredrickson, Linda Bailey, and Gail Bouffard.

Nancy Dowell What is happening with the new courts? This is a topic important to SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) members and the SaddleBrooke community. Steady progress has been made to add eight additional courts, a covered gathering area, and restrooms. This project is primarily funded by SPA members (numbering 641 at the last count), with…

Gardeners Exchange

Margaret Larmour The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, welcomes you to attend a presentation by landscape designer Dawn Fried on Thursday, Nov. 21, at SaddleBrooke MountainView West Ballroom at 1 p.m. Local author, Dawn Fried, will be sharing her expertise about desert gardening practices, as…

SaddleBrooke Singles attend cowboy cookout

Hazel Staloff On Oct. 16, 24 members of the SaddleBrooke Singles Club attended a cowboy cookout at Tanque Verde Ranch, one of the oldest dude ranches in the West. Bordering the Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, the location epitomizes Arizona’s desert beauty. Attendees worked up a hearty appetite walking the ranch’s trails…

Community gets an A+ for support of school supply drive

Kellie Terhune Neely The Hughes Federal Credit Union and Banner Children’s fall school supply drive resulted in generous support from Pima County residents, whose donations of cash and education essentials were recently delivered to Banner Children’s hospital school. Donations of notebooks, pencils, folders, books, and even sensory tools for patients on the autism spectrum will…