Category: December 2017

Thanksgiving at the MountainView Bistro

Byron Cotter, SaddleBrooke TWO Communications and Marketing Committee The MountainView Bistro served a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet feast to nearly 600 SaddleBrooke residents and their guests! The extensive menu started with varied salad selections, including a build-your-own green salad selection and bread. Carving station items included brined breast of turkey and brandy ham. The meal offered…

Verde Sputters news

Trudy Rossi The snowbirds are returning and along with our new members, the Sputters are fielding quite a bright and cheerful group of ladies every Monday morning. The winter starting time of 9:30 a.m. seems to agree with all and the ladies seem to be grateful for the beautiful weather, new friends and a chance…

SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club

 Spooky Halloween party Lynne Kumza It was a grave yard smash! In October the Vermilion Room crypt came alive with witches, spiders, even a spider web, a butterfly and bee, a cat and Peter Pan. They were creepy, kooky and spooky; also cute and mysterious. What could this be? It was just a few members…

Does your Pickleball paddle need replacing? Get a quiet one

Andrea Molberg Whether you’re new to this extremely popular sport of pickleball or been playing a while, check your paddle. You may need a new, quieter one. SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association referee Steve Phillips wrote: “A lot of beginner and progressive players are not understanding why the ball, when hit, does not carry the same as…

Jewish Friendship Group news

  Marilyn Anthony The annual JFG Chanukah Party – the must go to event of the season – will be held on December 13 in the main dining room of HOA One. The menu consists of beef brisket, potato latkes, vegetable medley and ice cream. Price is $24.50 for members/$26.50 for non-members. Please RSVP by…

Celebrating birthdays Pickleball style

  Andrea Molberg Looking for a great way to celebrate birthdays? Some pickleball players, including Sue Diericks, Judi Wilkerson, Martha Takakoshi and Debbie Masciorini mark the event with very special birthday corsages and even wear them on the court. What a great example of pickleball fun and friendship. Come join the festivities.

SaddleBrooke Lady Niners have Turkey Shoot winner

Barbara Johnson The SaddleBrooke Lady Niners welcomed fall with their annual Turkey Shoot on November 7. With unusually warm days for this time of year, we were greeted with a slight drop in temperature to make it feel like fall on that particular day. The winner of this contest is the lady who hits her…

History of Catalina State Park by Jim Williams

  Myrna Simms On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, come hear historian Jim Williams speak about the early settlers in Catalina and describe events leading up to the creation of Catalina State Park in 1982. Jim is not only a noted historian and President of the Oro Valley Historical Society, but also an experienced hiker. He…

Victoria the Queen returns to SaddleBrooke

Barbara Williams She’s coming back to the ‘Brooke-—this time she’s married and with a baby! MASTERPIECE: Victoria, the celebrated drama series chronicling the epic life of Queen Victoria, will return to PBS 6 beginning January 14, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. SaddleBrooke residents will again have an opportunity to view an exclusive pre-screening. Arizona Public Media…