Category: January 2022

Wreaths Across America

David R. Bull, LTJG, USNR, FMR, CMSC Member Chair, and Special Events Coordinator On the morning of Dec. 18, several members of the Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) joined hundreds of other veterans, their families, and various veterans service organizations in support of the Wreaths Across America…

Nature Club Discovers the Mine with the Iron Door

Michael Buckley The November Nature Club meeting featured cultural anthropologist and acclaimed author Dr. Barbara Marriott. Dr. Marriott, a SaddleBrooke resident, has published 14 books detailing the history and personality of the Southwest. Barbara wove a wonderful story about the Mine with the Iron Door. Her presentation included a discussion of the legend, the book,…

Have You Ever Seen a Dream Falling?

Stuart Watkins Have you ever seen a dream falling Have you ever heard it hit the ground Well listen close little darling It don’t hardly make a sound Have you ever seen a heart breaking Have you ever heard it rip apart Well listen close little darling It don’t hardly make a sound Have you…

Full Cold Moon

Christine Reding During the winter skies, the Natives hunt birds Mergansers, long tailed ducks and golden eyes Listening carefully the quail and grouse they heard Skimming the sparse grasses in order to disguise Stealthily walking the naked and dried up grounds Utilizing blow guns to capture their unsuspecting prey Blending in with elements as they…

Jewish Friendship Group News

Marsha Foresman The Jewish Friendship Group is alive, very well, and thriving. The in-person activities began on Nov. 29, 2021, with a short annual meeting and a Chanukah dinner and celebration. The dinner choices were brisket or salmon (which were both delicious), tasty carrots in brown sugar, and hash brown potatoes. Next year, someone must…

Jewish War Veterans Welcome Administrator for January 16 Event

Sunday morning, Jan. 16, Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Copper State Post 619 welcomes speaker Joselyn Wilkinson, who serves as the Homeless Veteran Program administrator for the state of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Arizona is in the top three of fastest growing states in the country. With this, accompanied by inflation, comes…

Help Fight Childhood Hunger

Every day, over 6,000 children die due to hunger. Hope starts with food—and you! Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene (OVCN), with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), are packing one million meals from Feb. 7 through 12, and they need your help. Rally your family, friends, co-workers, and clubs to be difference makers! There are 20…

Virtual Worship: A Blessing for Some

Jehovah’s Witnesses Logging on for each of their virtual meetings, Reuben and Lachelle Jefferson prepare special ways in which to greet their friends, from personal nicknames to saying “I love you” in American Sign Language. Their aim is always to reach out and encourage. The Jeffersons were concerned whether the virtual platform would provide the…