Category: February 2016

Celebrating the new SBR Women’s Club

Welcome to the Club! First-time attendees, first row left to right: Carol Mihal, Rita Teresi, Noreen Prindiville, Karen Lanning and Maryellen Duncan; back row right to left: Elaine Brown, Jeanne Jensen and Pam Horwitt

Marlene Diskin Seven years ago Nini Falconer and a few women living at the Ranch decided to get together at a restaurant to celebrate the birthday of one in the group. From that initial group the SBR Birthday Club evolved into the 100 plus member organization that met for the last time in December. As…

Freethinkers February 21 meeting — Private For-Profit Prisons in Arizona: Good Policy or Bad Choice?

Dianne Post

Fran Berman According to Dianne Post, Arizona has become a focus for the location of private, for-profit prisons. The state also has one of the highest expenditure rates for corrections. Are we getting what we paid for? Dianne Post addresses the history of for-profit prisons, the interconnections with issues of immigration and racial disparities and…

Senior Village at SaddleBrooke: Neighbors help Neighbors

Wanted: drivers for medical appointments Gary Hammond The mission of Senior Village at SaddleBrooke is to provide non-medical support and services “to help SaddleBrooke residents stay in their homes as long as they can.” We are an Arizona 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Our transportation study, “What If I Can No Longer Drive?” resulted in many informed…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association

Left to right: Janice Mihora, Secretary; Joyce DeYoung, President; Alex Anna, Vice-President; and Sue Wells, Treasurer

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association held its last meeting for 2015 combined with their year-end Christmas party at The Preserve on Friday, December 11. Twenty-one members attended, enjoying a wonderful social hour and great dinner following the meeting. New officers were installed for 2016. Following the dinner President Brenda Armenia presented thank you gifts…

Bible 101

Terry Barringer Why 101? Most of us are familiar with this terminology representing an introductory course, one without prerequisites. As a result this compelling introduction to the Bible has become one of the most requested studies offered by the Community Church at SaddleBrooke. Since becoming a part of the study curriculum a couple of years…

3rd annual Stuff a Truck for homeless pets

Donations of used linens and pet supplies will be collected at the SaddleBrooke HOA One parking lot the second week of March (dates to be announced). Just look for the U-HAUL, courtesy of Terri Maxey with Long Realty! With thousands of pets passing through our rescue partners annually, you can imagine the need for towels,…

A workout that works for you

The Zumba Gold class

Cheryl Ludeman If you are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity, Zumba Gold is the class for you and now you can join one of those classes at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Residents are rocking to the beat with one-hour Zumba Gold and 45-minute Zumba Gold Toning…

Apache Junction – Canyon Lake, AZ tour

Bob Stuart Arizona Pathfinders, a nonprofit volunteer group of the Arizona Historical Society, is conducting a one-day tour on March 3, 2016 to the Apache Junction-Canyon Lake, AZ area. Join us for this adventure tour around the west side of the fabled Superstition Mountains. Highlights will be a visit to the Goldfield Ghost Town filled…

SaddleBrooke Squares

The SaddleBrooke Squares

Rita Fletcher The New Year started off with a Bee Line bus trip on January 3 up to Mesa for square dancing with other square dance clubs. Having worked up an appetite, stopping at Organ Stop Pizza was well deserved. You have to stop there just to hear the organ! If you recognize anyone in…

Carol Singers bring the spirit of the holidays to the Ranch

Linda Shannon-Hills and Alastair Stone The Ranch was alive with the sound of carolers in December. Under the direction of our musical leader, Alastair Stone, the SaddleBrooke Ranch neighbors joined together first on Friday night, December 13, in the Bistro Veinte in La Hacienda Club to rehearse, singing some of the most beloved Christmas songs…