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Books for Exploring America

Janet Fabio A new year is a great time to plan new adventures. If you’re thinking about exploring the natural wonders, historic sites, or more in the USA, start by visiting the DesertView Library. Three special collections offer a wealth of resources to plan your adventures. The Travel Collection offers a broad range of guidebooks…

Cyclemasters Candy Cane Ride

B.J. Murray The Cyclemasters had a wonderful time on the Candy Cane Ride on Dec. 18. We had a ton of fun added to our ride by the Morrisons and their beautifully decorated, but still fun, house. We really appreciate Al and Pat Morrison and the work they do every year to help us enjoy Christmas.…

Save the Date: 24th Annual Food Drive on March 19

Nancy McCluskey-Moore On Saturday, March 19, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) will again gather donations to support the Tri-Community Food Bank (TCFB) based in Mammoth. TCFB serves needy families living in Mammoth, San Manuel, Oracle, and the Dudleyville/Aravaipa area. Our community’s donations helped to provide bi-monthly emergency food boxes to 468 households (1,120 people) for the…

Mud Run Heroines

Our Catalina Mountain Elks heroines raised $6,200 for the Veterans Fund, thanks to the generosity of our members! On Oct. 30, they ran a three-mile race with 17-plus mud- and water-filled obstacles. More pictures are available at https://elks2815.org under the gallery tab.

SaddleBrooke Writers Group Meeting

Stuart Watkins The SaddleBrooke Writers Group meets monthly, usually at the MountainView Clubhouse in one of their meeting rooms. That is when members read their poems, prose, short stories, or chapters from books or memoirs under work. After this monthly meeting, some members gather to offer critiques, suggestions, and ideas to improve the work that…

Planting the Seeds of Peace

Barbara Barr The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke installed a Peace Pole at the Oracle Community Learning Garden on Sunday, Oct. 24. Under the leadership of Doug May, the ceremony included local and regional dignitaries from the community and Rotary District 5500. Also included was music by Susan Jackson Kravitz, a lifelong singer and songwriter who…

Celebration of Watercolor

Karen Brungardt It is time again for the Celebration of Watercolor art show, where several SaddleBrooke watercolor artists will showcase their original works! This one-day event is on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the west end of the MountainView Country Club Ballroom in SaddleBrooke. The show is open to everyone…

Oracle School District: Much to be Proud of at Mountain Vista K-8 School

Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent The Oracle Elementary School District continues to improve the educational environment for students and maintain existing school facilities, all while maximizing tax payer dollars. During fiscal year 2021, the school district received $311,989.65 in Building Renewal Grants from the Arizona School Facilities Board. Created in 1998, the Arizona School Facilities Board (AZSFB)…