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Macho Nacho Man

Joy Hellard After dealing with COVID-19, enduring the endless Bighorn Fire, and facing dire warnings of migrating Murder Hornets, the Ranch residents of 16B definitely welcomed a reason to smile. Pete and Roxanne Watson, founders of our pre-COVID social events, unknowingly provided us with a fun “socially distant get-together” with the introduction of their new…

Ranch Photography Group During the Time of COVID-19

Arlene Wong PhotoWorks is a SaddleBrooke Ranch club promoting the art, science, and fun of photography for the benefit and enjoyment of members. All skill levels are welcome. The club offers monthly general meetings, special education and training sessions, weekly drop-in Open Studio, and field trips. Some past field trips have included the Gladsden-Pacific Model…

SBRPA Training Is in Full Swing—for All Levels!

Alastair Stone Even with our 24 courts being used so much, the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA) has still found time for training sessions. On Monday mornings, Marti Gasser and Bill Reynolds, and Corine and Keith Sturdivant coach for 1.5 hours; on Thursday evenings, Corine and Keith do it again. Thank you to all of…

Back to the Garden—Ocotillo: Dead or Alive?

Sheilah Britton If you ventured from your shelter in place into Oro Valley or Tucson last spring, you might have seen a glorious array of flowering Ocotillo in the medians of nearly every street you traveled. The slim, un-branched gray spires are covered in thorns and close green leaves and topped with tubular clusters of…

70th Birthday Parade

Georgine Hurst They came to parade on Arroyo Grande! They came walking, biking, driving golf carts and cars. They came with signs, cards, and gifts. Over 60 friends came to wish Wes Hurst a surprise happy 70th birthday! Wes was born in 1950 in Chandler, Okla., on Route 66. Some of the messages that he…

Trekking Across the Country to Maine and Back

Jeanne Osterlund and Kathie Calbone practice social distancing as they walk during Unit 8A’s Get Moving and Coming Back Home journey across the country to Lubec, Maine, and back home to the Ranch.

Janelle Authur With Ranch amenities closed for the COVID-19 pause, Unit 8A-ers tested the old adage “exercise is one of the best stress relievers,” using their combined exercise miles to take a journey across the country. The final destination was an unknown, but unit residents were enticed to get moving with the promise of a…

Join the fun! SaddleBrooke Ranch Players

No experience necessary; no memorization! Backstage and onstage spots need to be filled. The Ranch Players Chamber Theater is casting Four Cab Rides on April 2, in the Sol Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. The play consists of four women and eight men. It will be directed by Josephine Zara. Four Cab Rides is composed of four individual vignettes.…