Category: April 2022

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program

Location: Pinal County Sheriff’s substation (a few stores away from Bank of the West) Schedule: Second Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon and fourth Tuesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Dates: Friday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 28 Friday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 24 Friday, June 10, and Tuesday,…

First-Ever Senior Softball Playoffs Set for Week of April 18

Terry Hurley SaddleBrooke Senior Softball will hold its first-ever playoffs at the community’s ball field starting Monday, April 18. Twenty-seven teams in all nine winter leagues will play in a single-elimination tournament throughout the week. Most players compete on more than one team. Regular season standings determine the seeding and byes where necessary. Two championship…

The Power of Touch

Suzanne Marlatt Stewart I will speak for myself, but I am sure a lot of you would agree that we have missed being touched—not only hugs, but just a gesture of someone holding our hand or putting a hand on our shoulder. Dacher Keltner, PhD, University of California, explains that compassion is at our fingertips. “In recent…

Word of the Month: Ziggurat

  David Zapatka Reader John W. Patterson writes, “For what it’s worth, because of my ever-deepening interest in what might be called “The History of Ideas,” I’ve been following your Word column in our Quail Creek Crossing for some years now. In a very real way, etymology is itself a useful adjunct for dealing with the…

Genealogy Club Update

Kathy Booher Are you a seasoned detective in genealogy research or just beginning your journey into the past? The Genealogy Club is a group of inquisitive-minded folks who are searching for the answers to “Where did I come from?” The group meets the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Coyote Room…

Picket Post Proceedings

Jeff Love Picket Post is a pretty prominent point positioned west of the populace of Superior, Ariz. A pre-hike potty preceded the party proceeding around the port side of the Post. Plenty of prickly pear and pointy saguaros populated the desert landscape with the pretty pink peak of Picket Post in the background. At our…

Jewish Friendship Group News

Marsha Foresman The Jewish Friendship Group (JFG) continued varied activities during the month of March, and we look forward to another active April. On March 10, the JFG Book Club met at the home of Laurie Colen, who presented the book Nesting Dolls, by Alina Adams. Laurie had personal connections and interesting insights into the…

April at the Golden Goose

Spring is a time of renewal, a time for new beginnings. While the desert blooms around you, come to the Goose to find everything you need to create your spring DIY makeovers for a fraction of retail! Easter is already in full bloom at the Goose! Find and fill your Easter baskets with goodness from the…

SaddleBrooke Singles Club Update

Hazel Staloff The SaddleBrooke Singles Club offers a low-key environment for socializing with others who are similarly situated. In addition to our very popular weekly happy hour in which we meet in one of the SaddleBrooke clubhouses for drinks and dinner, members hold events in their homes (one hosted 16 for Thanksgiving dinner, and another…

SPA Plans Use of Eight New Courts

Raymond H. Goettsch The board of directors of the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) met on March 16. Gary Stevens reported that a court allocation committee has been established to create court schedules for the forthcoming 14 pickleball courts at the Ridgeview location. The committee’s goal is to maximize the use of the courts by SPA…