SaddleBrooke resident launches campaign for State Representative

SaddleBrooke resident Colonel Holly Lyon (retired) launched her 2014 candidacy for Arizona State Representative in Legislative District 11 on Sunday at an event in SaddleBrooke with over 100 people in attendance. Supporters signed petitions and maxed out the campaign on seed money donations. They were also more than happy to support her Clean Elections Campaign…

Scholarship for Rachel

Rachel Henson

Joan Elder You can help Rachel Henson attend the college of her dreams! Rachel is a senior at Basis Oro Valley, a public charter school. When she graduates this May she hopes to attend Whitworth University (a small Christian college in Spokane, Washington). However, with two younger brothers who will soon also wish to attend…

The Transplanted Gardener – May 2014

Agave werberi commonly known as century plant

Zann Wilson Residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch, if you have noticed the strange asparagus stalk coming from the center of the large blue-gray agave botanically named Agave weberi near the north wall of the main entrance, you are witness to the near birth of a rare century plant bloom. The bloom stalk could be as much…

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:…