Category: October 2017

Blue Teams and Brats dominate Labor Day Softball Tourney

Competitive game: Harold Weinenger reaches to tag runner Don Jones as he stirs up the dust at third base. Photo by Dennis Purcell

Carol Chiarello A record crowd braved the hot and humid weather to watch three (mildly) exciting softball games at the annual Labor Day Softball Tournament sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA). Dozens of volunteers helped to make this a fun day at the ballpark. Thank you to Doug Wagers, the Window Wizard, and…

Gospel Rescue Mission visits  Community Church at SaddleBrooke

Pastor Roy Tullgren

Dick Kroese Pastor Roy Tullgren, Executive Director of Gospel Rescue Mission, shared with the Community Church at SaddleBrooke (CCSB) congregation that things were going well at the Mission and they are always busy meeting the needs of the homeless and working poor. The Mission provides over 350,000 meals and 70,000 bed nights of shelter each…

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge remembers firefighters on 9/11

Pictured at SaddleBrooke Ranch fire station are, from left: Kayla Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, PER Gloria Cisneros, Brooke Hudson, Thomas Matthews, Capt. Lenny Fimbres and Cory Kapple.

Pat Cox Members of Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 prepared and delivered turkey dinners with all the trimmings to 10 fire stations in the Golder Ranch Fire District on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. These dedicated men and women provide service to Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County. The…

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach

A Teen Closet shopper and SaddleBrooke Ranch resident, Corine Sturdivant, review the shoe selection at Target.

Nancy McCluskey-Moore Since the summer of 2001 students between the ages of 13 and 18 have purchased new clothing and school supplies through the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Teen Closet. Students from San Manuel, Canada del Oro and Ironwood Ridge High Schools eagerly shop in Target and Ross with the assistance of a volunteer and…

Join the Community Circle Players!

Andrea Molberg Get invoved with SaddleBrooke’s live theatre group, Community Circle Players! In February 2017, CCP’s first murder mystery dinner theatre production Eat, Drink and Be Deadly was such an overwhelming success that additional performances were added to accommodate the demand for tickets. Almost 900 were served great food and entertainment at the dinner mystery, making…

Pickleball Association Hot Fun In The Sun

Ron Green The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association held its first annual “pool party” on August 23, 2017. The “hot fun in the summertime” party took place at the Hacienda Pool. In place of the pickleball courts and nets the activities planned for our members were water volleyball, water aerobics, and water relay races. Weather for…

Swing lessons Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m.

Jane Gromelski Just in time for the 50s and 60s Sock Hop on the 7th of November, we will offer Beginning Swing lessons in the new DesertView dance room at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings. If you missed out on the fun of Rock n’ Roll when you were young, now is the time to…

Christmas came early

Barbara Barr and A.T. Barr Their eyes tell the story. Christmas came early this year for over 1,200 elementary students in area Title 1 Schools as the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club delivered books to each and every child. Schools qualify for Title 1 services when a specific percentage of the school’s population falls below the poverty…

Faith-based Grief Group begins in October

Part of the CCSB GriefShare Team: Susan Rajca, Cari and Bruce Block

Cari Block Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one is entering one of the most difficult life experiences. Long after the memorial service and burial there are emotional, practical and spiritual issues to deal with. There are different stages of healing that can go on for years. Once again, Community Church at…

November 4 – Colorado Casa Cucina Progressive Dinner signups

Barbara Drury Twelve co-hosts have been busy planning this fun evening for Colorado Club members: Colorado Casa Cucina (Italian home kitchen). The party begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends after dessert, about 8:00 p.m. This group of Colorado Club neighbors is also providing the lasagna for our main entrée! They’re working on the details so…