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SaddleBrooke Pickleball celebrates 10th anniversary

A group pauses to pose; photo by Linda Cornish

Andrea Molberg On March 28, SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) celebrated turning 10 years old with lots of food, 90 attendees and Pat and Jerry Morris’ wonderful PowerPoint photo presentation. According to social committee chair Angela Martin, “Things got pretty hectic at times, but it was all well worth the efforts of the social committee. A…

Mama Mia! What a pizza party

Lynne Kumza Thank you and congratulations to the new Social Committee for a fun, successful and delicious Pizza Party. The SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club began their fun dancing (with light feet) in the Vermilion Room at HOA 1 Clubhouse. It was so nice to see many new faces from the Novice Class attending the festivities.…

Mammoth puts science into stem

Co-authors Rico, John and Miguel discuss photo options for their book with tutor, Steve Rumsey. Co-author Sondra was not available for this photo.

Sidonia St. Germaine Educators have long known that it is important to introduce science to children in the earliest years of their education. It is best done through hands-on experiments and projects that provide stimulating and creative learning. Mammoth Elementary School (Mammoth, Arizona) is fortunate to have a science tutor from SaddleBrooke. Steve Rumsey (Unit…

Art in the Garden April 23

Enjoy a tiny garden with a small water feature and an enormous view.

Nan Nasser Have you ever vacationed at a beach and wandered along the water line looking for/at shells? I have brought home many treasures and then didn’t know quite what to do with them. SaddleBrooke resident Suzanne Stewart knows exactly what to do with those beauties, designing one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that will be on…

Blue Barracudas VS Golden Gators A Chomping Good Swim Meet

Phil Simpson Barracudas and alligators – should ever the twain meet? Not likely. Except in the DesertView Pool where on March 11, blessed with a warm and sunny Saturday morning, the Blue Barracudas and the Golden Gators engaged in a watery, sharp-toothed battle over bragging rights among members of the SaddleBrooke Swim Club. This high…

SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary honors Golder Ranch Fire District

Patti R. Albaugh SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club recently honored the Golder Ranch Fire District with a luncheon to celebrate their life-saving work, time, compassion and educational programs. Over 180 people attended the luncheon at MountainView Country Club February 16. Tables were decorated with fire hats, bright flower arrangements, fire insignia plates and Life Saver® candies.…

18th Annual Food Drive

Nan Nasser For many years SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) conducted a spring food drive throughout our community, benefiting a variety of area food banks. We now direct our efforts to the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) based in Mammoth, serving people in Mammoth, San Manuel and Oracle. Why? This is an area of chronic poverty with…

SaddleBrooke volunteers work the Arizona Trail

Back row: Stan Smith, Fred Norris, David Vermerris, Ray Peale, Dave Streicher, Frank Earnest, Norm Rechkemmer, Dave Corrigan, Bob Garner, Pam Wakefield, Lenore Henninger, Joe Maurizzi, Joyce Maurrizi, Lonnee Plattner, Dan Plattner; middle row: Suzanne Bassett, Heidi Klepacki, Mary Croft, Mile Wolters, Kathy Gish, Jeff Traft, Lynda Green, Alison Tyler; front row: Elisabeth Wheeler, Arlene Gerety, Melissa White, Marilynn Smith; photo by Zach MacDonald

Elisabeth Wheeler The Arizona National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Utah is a continual work in progress. The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club has adopted the Oracle Passage which goes along the east side of Oracle State Park. In January 27 hikers from SaddleBrooke improved a significant portion of the trail. Gary Faulkenberry of Oracle State Park…

Ronald McDonald joins Rotary Fore For Kids Tournament!

Tim Morsani Rotary’s nineteenth annual Fore For Kids Charity Tournament has truly become a celebrity golf event. In addition to Honorary Rotarian Lute Olson, the world famous Ronald McDonald will add his cachet to this fun SaddleBrooke event. Kaiser Garage Doors and Bruegger’s Bagels have already contributed for the pleasure of being in Lute’s foursome.…