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SBRPA holds World Cup Festival

Actually, the real winner of the World Cup Festival was the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club community. With a new format that ensured inclusiveness, 211 games were refereed in the three days (March 28-30) of World Cup tournament play. One hundred one SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball members from all rankings participated; many playing in a pickleball tournament…

SBRPA holds World Cup Festival

Actually, the real winner of the World Cup Festival was the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club community. With a new format that ensured inclusiveness, 211 games were refereed in the three days (March 28-30) of World Cup tournament play. One hundred one SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball members from all rankings participated; many playing in a pickleball tournament…

It’s a Mitzvah!

Kim Schweitzer Jewish families in need received a special Passover delivery the Sunday before the holiday. Residents of both SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch volunteered to deliver bags of Passover groceries to families in Tucson. This was a collaborative effort with members of SaddleBrooke Ranch Shalom Club and SaddleBrooke’s Jewish Friendship Club. Future projects are planned,…

Blooming where we planted

Janelle Authur Never missing a chance for a party, fifty-nine Unit 8A-ers celebrated the Unit’s streak of 36 months-in-a-row of Happy Hours with a “Blooming Where We Are Planted” dinner party on Friday, February 15, 2019, in the Sol Ballroom. The Happy Hour gatherings started in March 2016 when three Unit 8A couples, Steve and…

Celebrating Mardi Gras in style

Camille Esterman Masks, crowns, feather boas and lots of beads adorned the guests at a Mardi Gras party hosted by Jan Storey and Jon Swanson, with help from co-hosts, Amanda and John Kaminski.  Everyone arrived wearing Mardi Gras colors of green, yellow or purple and posed for pictures with the festive props provided. The menu…

Horseback Riders enjoy a taste of spring

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Horseback Riding Group headed down the trail at Donnelly’s D-Spur Ranch in Gold Canyon east of Apache Junction. This is a favorite venue for early February as the Ranch is located at a lower elevation with some beautiful views of the Superstition Mountains. An added treat is that the grass is already…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Voices join the Oaks Chorale

In December 2018, five singers from SBR sang their hearts out in the Messiah Sing-Along with the Voices in the Oaks Chorale. They were more than a little pleased that a couple of dozen Ranchers were in the Oracle Center for the Arts (OrCA) to enjoy the music. Singing were Bob Drury (Tenor), Barbara Drury…

DesertFest returns to the Ranch

Don’t miss all the fun! On Saturday, February 23, 2019, DesertFest returns to SaddleBrooke Ranch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and it will be bigger and better! With a very exciting lineup of activities scheduled for this event—you won’t want to miss a moment! As part of the opening celebration for the new Ranch…

Residents welcome an unexpected visitor

Camille Esterman New Year’s Day provided an opportunity for many of us to reclaim our childhood. The overnight snowfall was perfect for making snowballs and building snowmen/women. This fetching creature was the work of 4B residents: Karen and Dave Ransom, Barb and Doug Miller, Debbie and John Trapp and Lowell Sletten. Although they dressed her…