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SaddleBrooke Singles Club Celebrates an End to Solitude

SaddleBrooke Singles safely prepare for ice cream social

Hazel Staloff As the community began its path toward reopening, the SaddleBrooke Singles Club reactivated its busy social calendar. Friday afternoon happy hours at the Agave Lounge were the first events reinstated. The enthusiasm for contact with other humans was such that no vacancies at the table existed at the scheduled starting time and, given…

New Fun Steps and Practice Make Good Friends

Sandy Gianotti Step-lock-step, jazz box, shuffle, cross vine, rock recover, scissor step, rocking chair, sugar foot, serpentine, mambo and the list goes on. If you have never line danced (and like myself always wanted to) or have been for many years, SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club (SBLDC) provides the opportunity to dance as much as you…

CycleMasters Celebrate the 4th

Madelaine Salas What a perfect morning for a bike ride! Instead of our usual lime green club jerseys, the CycleMasters chose to ride on the 4th sporting red, white, and blue. A couple dozen members showed up for the holiday ride all decked out, socially distanced of course! The group broke up into their usual…

Oracle, Arizona’s Hidden Gem

Stuart Watkins Each Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., the community of Oracle holds a Farmer’s Market offering homemade candy, cookies, soaps, candles, articles of clothing, art pieces, and books by local authors. No entry fee! Food is available for purchase and there is usually a local musician playing for tips. But, playing on stage…

Quilters Support Local Vets and Military Families

Linda Eisenhart Service always has been a centerpiece of the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters activities. 2020 Service Co-Chairs Linda Crum and Janette Volz have been busy coordinating eight projects that benefit 10 different local groups! We proudly present our military family beneficiaries. Beth Bradford has been a SaddleBrooke quilter for the past eight years. She is a…

Art and Wine Events

Karen Brungardt While many things have had to be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus, the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is resuming art activities with safety protocols in place and limiting our Art and Wine events to small groups. SaddleBrooke Sunsets continue to be the subject for our next three Art and Wine events.…

What’s in a Name?

Photo by Bill George

Jim Hagedon What is in a name? A lot! Consider for a moment, Walt Disney, Budweiser, Star Wars, or Tiffany. For over fifteen years, the Digital Imaging Group of Saddlebrook, or DIGS, has come to represent a group of SaddleBrooke residents with a passionate interest in photography and a keen interest in learning new photographic…

Interns Complete Master Gardeners Class

Jay Dunn On Feb. 13, 17 interns completed the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners course, which included 13 weeks of class, a test, and two mock plants in the field. After the test review, they celebrated at the home of Master Gardener Alison Lang. This is a short course sponsored by University of Arizona College of Agriculture…

An Inaugural Kickoff to the Rescue

Hikers pose by the Fire Lookout Cabin. (Photo by fire ranger Jeff)

Mary Kopp A much-needed surprise came on Sunday, May 17, just when hiking club members had grown weary of being stuck indoors. Over the previous week, SaddleBrooke had begun gradually opening services and club activities. To that end, nothing was more welcome than an email from the Hiking Club of SaddleBrooke. Yes! The time had…

SaddleBrooke Mask Makers

Milka Triebe (left) and Jackie Schochet (Photo by John Triebe)

Allison Lehman SaddleBrooke unit representative, Judy Cummings, sent an email on March 22 to Unit 47 residents for a project started by Milka Triebe and Jackie Schochet. These ladies had a plan to help during the COVID-19 crisis. The request was for anyone who had a sewing machine, fabric, thread, elastic, drivers, and donations. Well, you…