Category: June 2022

Artist of the Month: Mary Baum

LaVerne Kyriss Mary Baum always liked art. Like many other women of her generation, she saw this as a pleasant pastime. As a young woman, she expected to work for a while, get married, and have a family. When that track wasn’t moving as fast as she wanted, she decided college would be a good next…

MOAA News

LT William Myers, CEC USN Former The Catalina Mountain Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held its most recent meeting on Saturday, May 21, at SaddleBrooke Ranch. The meeting began with a business session presided over by CAPT Chuck Vaughan, president, during which members were updated on the chapter’s current…

In Passing

In Memory of Frank Buck Linda Gray Frank Gene Buck, 75, of SaddleBrooke, Ariz., passed away into the eternal love of God on May 8, 2022, after battling pancreatic cancer. Frank was born on Oct. 31, 1946, to Maurina Parisi in Fresno, Calif. He worked for General Telephone and worked his way up the ladder…

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge 2815 Youth Awards

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student recognizes top high school graduates with $2.5 million in scholarship awards. Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge 2815 is proud to announce and extend congratulations to five Oro Valley high school graduates who are recipients of an Arizona Elks Association $2,000 scholarship award. An awards ceremony and luncheon were held…

The Snake Whisperer: Catalina State Park Nature Program

Frosty Wooldridge America’s first naturalist, John Muir, said, “How many hearts with warm, red blood in them are beating under cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining? A multitude of animal people, intimately related to us, but of whose lives we know almost nothing, are as busy about their own affairs…

MPMGA’s Member-Guest Tournament Features Scorpions, Bobcats, and Rattlesnakes

Alan Doan The MountainView-Preserve Men’s Golf Association (MPMGA) 2022 Member-Guest Tournament was held April 28 through 30 at the MountainView and Preserve golf courses. This was the club’s first three-day member-guest event since 2019. Thankfully, our out-of-town guests were able to travel with fewer restrictions. Member-guest teams were divided into three flights of 10 teams each, based…

MPLN Hosts Putts, Pearls, and Polka Dots

Eileen J. Snearly On Tuesday, May 3, the MountainView Preserve Lady Niners (MPLN) held their annual Bring a Friend golf event at MouintainView Golf Club and MV Bar and Grill, benefitting American Legion Oro Valley Post 132. The Commander of Post 132, Wayne Larroque, was presented a check at the MPLN board meeting on May…

Fun in the Sun with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Summer means a lot of time in the sun. It’s important to be prepared with only the best natural products so that you and your family can make the most of your sun-filled break. Even though Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” Arizona actually has, on average, more sunny days. We are…

Rotary Club June 2022

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke Cleans Up and Cools Down Barbara Barr The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke not only cleans up, but they also cool down. Members of the club spent the past two weekends cleaning up the roadside for the main thoroughfare in Oracle, Ariz., and Golder Ranch Road in Catalina. The Rotary Club…