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…