Category: November 2020

Huachuca Peak Circular

Jones and Hashimoto at Huachuca Peak Summit (Photo by Aaron Schoenberg)

Aaron Schoenberg I guided the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club on a hike that provided challenges and exploratory opportunities, spectacular scenery, and amazing discoveries. We approached the scenic summit of Huachuca Peak on the Fort Huachuca Reservation from the west via a myriad of trails. It was an all-day adventure. We watched the sunrise as we drove…

When Snakes Seek Warmth

Stuart Watkins A coiled rattlesnake was seeking warmth and found a place to sleep in our garage. As I was removing bags of donated clothing to take to my church next morning, my eyes glanced at what I thought was a shirt that spilled from one of the donated bags. The rattlesnake that had been hidden by…

AZ Trail in a Day 2020

Hikers departing High Jinks Ranch: Elisabeth Wheeler and Mary and Ken Riemersma (Photo by Serena Dufault)

Elisabeth Wheeler “AZT in a Day” is a 24-hour statewide challenge to cover almost 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail in one day. Regrettably, this year, some burned sections of the trail were inaccessible. Six SaddleBrooke hikers joined other hikers, bike riders, and equestrian riders in this annual quest. Ray Peale, Susan Hollis,…

Buzzards Delight

Stuart Watkins buzzards soar searching high spot roadkill and descend from the sky alerting kin that dinner is nigh as the first to land feast on the eyes cousins, nephews, uncles and aunts share the guts, flesh and thighs leaving fur for sun to bake dry skull, and striped clean bones let for mice, worms, and…

Line Dance Committee: Mask and You Shall Receive

Mask but not least, the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club and amazing Dance Committee.

Dorothy Wood The SaddleBrooke Line Dance Committee (SBLDC) is chartered to find fun, new, fresh dances for our club. The “DC,” co-chaired by Krisse Arthur and Dorothy Wood, comprises of eight members including: Diana Carbone, Donna DePesa, Terri Gage, Charli Jackson, Shirley Miller, and Claudia Rigg. As old hands (sorry, gals!), they have each been line…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

SBCO Honors Judy Falewicz as Volunteer of the Year Nancy McCluskey-Moore Judy Falewicz has been a dedicated SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) volunteer for approximately nine years. She began by working as a dresser at Kids’ Closet, helping young shoppers choose their school clothing and shoes. At the same time, she started working as a cashier…

This I Have Learned … Thank You and Giving Thanks!

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Research published in Royal Society Open Science has revealed there is an unspoken expectation of co-operation in many societies around the world and so (the phrase) “thank you” is surplus to requirements. (U.K. News, May 2018) Further, researchers determined that in some of the languages they observed there was no phrase…

Mountainview Bridge Club

Ann Kuperberg Thanksgiving is fast approaching and most of us won’t be able to share a festive meal with family, but we’ll be thankful to have good health. Of course, we can still play bridge online, in virtual club games or play at other venues. The October issue of Bridge Bulletin included problems people are having…

2 Your Health: Massage and Autoimmune Disease: Are There Benefits?

Heidi Overman, LMT According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) in autoimmune diseases, the immune system, which ordinarily defends the body against outside infection, mistakes the body’s own cells, tissues, and organs as foreign—and attacks them accordingly. Some diseases involve one part of the body, such as multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks…

Stephanie Nordlin’s Quilted Couture

Linda Eisenhart and Kathryn Von Bargen The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilt Club enjoys having a diverse group of members. Stephanie Nordlin is a member who has combined her prior professional work as a designer and creator of bridal gowns and children’s wear with her love of quilting to create unique, sophisticated quilted garments. We were fortunate…