Grandkids’ pool games over Thanksgiving holiday

Grandkids enjoy pool games with Debi Truesdale and Karen Poortvliet. Karin Bivens Many thanks to the SaddleBrooke Swim Club for holding the Grandkids’ Pool Games over the Thanksgiving holiday. Key…

A December tradition of giving continues

Kelly Rospond and Woody Thompson hosted the annual party. Patty Elliott Cheer, cheese and chatter has been a SaddleBrooke tradition for more than 17 years. Each December, holiday decorations abound…

A very merry holiday

Deb Adinolfi and President Gay Uhl Deb Adinolfi and President Gay Uhl Jean Kraus On Monday, December 10 MountainView Lady Putters made merry at their annual holiday luncheon. One hundred…

SBWGA-18 news and results

Marsha Camp Before we close the diary on 2018, let’s remember some of the fun from December. The days leading up to our Holly and Ivy Tournament were icy cold.…

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…

Culinary travel the hottest new trend in travel

Ginny Sellen Culinary travel has emerged as a leading travel trend in the last ten years as more and more travelers become interested in exploring local food trends, cooking techniques and food history. This type of cultural immersion can be found in many of the top travel and cruise companies around the globe. No matter…

The Rat Pack performs at DesertView to rave reviews

The Rat Pack performed March 12 at the DesertView Performing Arts Center, featuring (left to right), Robert Shaw, Lynette Carter (HOA 2 receptionist), Walter Belter and Mat Chapel. The group sang songs by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. This is one of the many events produced by Lonely Street Productions. Photo by…

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…