Category: November 2020

SBR Learning Opportunities

Linda Harvey SBR Learning is open to all SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who are interested in long-term learning opportunities. A variety of subject matter is covered and includes history, art, travel, science, and more. Topics are decided by members, who are always interested and open to new subjects to cover and new programs to watch. Currently,…

Republican Club News

SBR Republican Club meetings are usually on the fourth Monday of the month. Speakers are invited, and discussion on current events is encouraged. For more information, check the HOA website or email hummingbird6@earthlink.net.

Word of the Month: Petrichor

David Zapatka Following a good rain after a long, dry spell one evening on the pickleball court with friend Natasha Thompson, that luscious smell we are all familiar with danced in our noses. Imagine that fresh, earthy, smell we all know so well as you read this column. Tash said, “There’s a word for that…

Learn Online with SBS Community Classes

University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences This fall, the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is offering 11 online, non-credit courses, lasting from two hours to seven weeks, on topics ranging from the racial violence and cannabis policy to professional editing and Tucson food as part of its Community…

Relishing Pickleball: The Overhead Smash

David Zapatka When your opponent hits the ball high in the air, above your shoulders, think overhead smash! The smash is one of the most fun shots in all of pickleball. It ends rallies with an exclamation point. Execute this fun, rally-ending shot, using these seven steps. 1. Use many small steps to position your…

People 2-edit

Dear Carolyn and the SaddleBrooke Community, Thank you so much for your generous gift of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. You’ve made it possible for over 100 former refugees to receive the things they need to stay clean and healthy. Heidi and the LS5-8W team P.S. If anyone…

Coming Up: Madaras Gallery September Sidewalk Sale!

Laurie Martell, Gallery Associate Madaras Gallery presents the annual September Sidewalk Sale, featuring incredible savings on select Gallery merchandise from the warehouse. Plus, inside the Gallery, enjoy the final days of early bird discounts on holiday cards, 2021 calendars, canvases, and more. The event will be held Sept. 26 to 27. Saturday hours are from 9…

Thank You Note to the Community

Cynthia Chevalley Tri-Community Food Bank in Mammoth wishes to thank our friends at the Ranch for their generous donations. We want to thank everyone who participated in the recent holiday fundraising event. The holiday food boxes we distribute at Thanksgiving and Christmastime will be so much more festive and ample because you remembered your neighbors in…

Dr. Sallu to Speak at AAUW

Barbara Stewart Adama Sallu, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Chandler Unified School District will speak at the Oct. 19, 2020, AAUW SEV Branch meeting by Zoom. She will address the changes in the educational experiences of girls in Chandler schools. The public is welcome. Dr. Sallu is a national and statewide presenter on educational…

Dollars & Sense: VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

Melanie Sedam If you have an existing VA-backed home loan and you want to reduce your monthly mortgage payments—or make your payments more stable—an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance loan (IRRRL) may be right for you. Refinancing lets you replace your current loan with a new one under different terms. Find out if you are eligible…