Southwest Woodcarvers Coming to SaddleBrooke

Tricia Jennings Southwest Woodcarvers Association will be returning for their Third Annual Carving Demonstration and Carving Show during the SaddleBrooke Spring Art Show, Saturday, March 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.…

GLAAS – It Just Gets Better and Better

Bonnie Buntain The mission of GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at SaddleBrooke) is to “use the power of community and camaraderie to celebrate the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,…

Learn to Line Dance for a “Song”

Anne Romeo When I first came to SaddleBrooke a few years ago, I was looking for an activity that would provide good exercise, challenge my brain, expand my circle of…

Scholarship for Rachel

Rachel Henson

Joan Elder You can help Rachel Henson attend the college of her dreams! Rachel is a senior at Basis Oro Valley, a public charter school. When she graduates this May she hopes to attend Whitworth University (a small Christian college in Spokane, Washington). However, with two younger brothers who will soon also wish to attend…

The Transplanted Gardener – May 2014

Agave werberi commonly known as century plant

Zann Wilson Residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch, if you have noticed the strange asparagus stalk coming from the center of the large blue-gray agave botanically named Agave weberi near the north wall of the main entrance, you are witness to the near birth of a rare century plant bloom. The bloom stalk could be as much…

How Does Your Garden Grow – May 2014

Scaevola is a hardy annual.

Louise Grabell I love blue flowers. Someone once said that blue flowers mean sex. I must have a really sexy garden because of the blue irises, salvias, scabiosa, asters, etc. But one really stands out as the sexiest blue flower you ever saw: scaevola [Scaevola aemula]. This is a very hardy annual and in fact…

Honor Flight, Flight #12  April 5-7, 2014

Anne LePere, 92, with Guardian Daughter Laura LePere

Jerry Lujan The Departure Honor Flight Southern Arizona departed Tucson early on the morning of April 5. On board were 25 World War II Veterans and their 23 Guardians. Thanks to the Honor Flight program they were on a free trip to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. This is a breakdown of the Veterans:…

Dog parks: naughty or nice?

Susan Richards I remember the good old days when children and the family dog(s) left after breakfast on good weather days and didn’t return until it was suppertime. Now, however, dogs are limited to their leash, their yard or inside their home. The dog park concept, giving dogs an off-leash experience, originated in California in…