Oracle’s Hidden Gem

Chelsae’s Confectionz Etc.: Chelsae and Simon Hanson NatureKind Owner Angela Burton Stuart Watkins What is an African sulcata tortoise you may wonder? Well, most people call them tortoises, or big…

Silver Belles Gotta Dance

Michele Gildner The Silver Belles roared into 2020 ready to dance, with a slate of scheduled spring performances and a few new, flattering and fun additions to our costume wardrobes.…

Resident Authors

Watercolors by Karen Stuart Watkins Karen Brungardt, D.O. caught my attention when I saw her watercolors in the SaddleBrooke Gift Shop. I asked if I could publish a collection of some of her works. Karen agreed. Watercolors (2nd Edition) by Karen Brungardt, D. O. became a reality after several corrections and revisions, and is now available…

ILR Meet the Instructor: Chuck Stump

Ken Marich The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is proud to introduce Chuck Stump as an instructor in the ILR program. Chuck has had aviation as a vocation and avocation for over 35 years. Chuck’s interest in flying started at the age of nine when he experienced his first flight in a DC-3 from…

Unit Happenings

Arlene DesJardins and David Dodd serving up dishes of ice cream

Unit 17: Life is a Bowl of Ice Cream Mary Gelinas Arlene DesJardins and David Dodd served up many dishes of ice cream at Arlene’s home on July 26. Arlene had a great selection of goodies to make the ice cream quite enticing. This was our unit’s first chance to try having a gathering during…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the country, WAA…

Dollars and Sense: What is a Stated Income Loan?

In the past, stated income mortgages were home loans that did not require income verification or documentation. Lenders just needed a borrower’s stated income—hence the name “stated income” loans. Unfortunately, these risky loan types contributed to the 2008 housing market crash, and banks stopped issuing stated income loans as a result. They prevented banks from…