Stuff the Bus event was a great success

Dennis Blauser Once again, the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch communities stepped up big for the Oracle School District’s annual Stuff the Bus paper drive! On Saturday, August 18 the Oracle…

YOTO and CCSB great partners

Steve Wilson What a great time we had today touring the facilities of Youth On Their Own (YOTO). This one-of-a-kind organization helps 1,700 youth around the Tucson area meet basic…

Biosphere II: Launch pad of a different type

Mark Freshwater at Biosphere II

Mark Freshwater On Saturday, April 12 I had an opportunity never anticipated even a year ago. During 2013 I wrote and produced my own second original music CD entitled Biosphere. It is entirely instrumental music with space, time and earth related songs. I contacted Biosphere II’s John Adams back in February about possibly distributing my…

Unit 36

Margery Nemura Our annual Spring Picnic at Catalina State Park’s new outdoor pavilion was enjoyed by 45 guests on April 25. We were fortunate to have lovely weather which made our two hikes very pleasant. Jeff Eighmy, a unit 36 resident, led a very informative and interesting hike to the historic Romero Ruins. Jeff’s knowledge…

Unit 32

Back row: Dana Parker, Gerry Autry, Renee Beste and Kathy Duarte; front: Mary Worthy, soldier Private Louis Caldera, Sande Rivas, Barbara van Brunt and Margaret Falkowski. Photo by Jerry Parker

Barb Williams Can you learn Civil War history in a cemetery? Margaret Falkowski led a group to Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, March 22 to find out for us. Here are her comments: “Betty Cook from the Arizona Historical Society organizes this yearly program to introduce current southern Arizona residents with Tucson pioneers. Our group from…

Unit 21

On Saturday, March 22, 50 or so neighbors in Unit 21 enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner in the Activity Center and then settled in for rousing games of Bingo! Winners, left to right: Kate Elfstrom, Mary Quamma, Chris Toney, Joanne Thomas and Kathy Vonderheid.

Unit 17

Betsy Lowry Hey, thank you, Arlene Desjardens, for a wonderful potluck evening at your house. There were more than fifty 17ers at the event. The food was outstanding and there was chatter and laughter in every room. Our next event was the Spring Fling with the theme Color Me Springtime with dinner and entertainment by…