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Another Chili Taste Off success!

The chili winners from left are Rick Snowdon third, Andrea Marchus accepting second place for Josh Hermann and Jim Reichard first undefined

Over 143 people walked into the SBR Events Tent on October 18 and were greeted by the many rich aromas of different slow cookers of chili for the third SaddleBrooke Ranch Chili Taste Off. It has become a tradition for residents to make their most savory chili to be judged in a blind tasting by…

Holiday events at the Ranch

The Ranch is finishing 2014 with several holiday events! Hope to see many of you at these events to share in the spirit of the season! December 6, Saturday: Adopt a Family Angel Tree; Happy hour 4:00 p.m. December 17, Wednesday: Christmas caroling practice, La Hacienda club during happy hour December 19, Friday: Christmas caroling;…

Line dance lessons are in full swing

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Dr Mark Magdanz Line dance is hopping in the fall season. What’s next? Parties, Holidays and oh yeah, it’s time to sign up for the winter season. Your neighbors have been dancing with Rebecca since October of 2012. So far there has been room for everyone to learn to line dance at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Many…

3rd annual Chuck Wagon Dinner November 22

Rebecca Williams It’s time to sign up for the SaddleBrooke Ranch Horseback Riding Group’s third annual “Chuck Wagon Dinner.” The horse or wagon ride and dinner will be held on Saturday evening, November 22. This is an opportunity for both those who enjoy horseback riding as well as non-riders to enjoy an evening out with…

From California? BINGO

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Mark Wong On October 2, the California Club had its first BINGO night at the La Hacienda Club. Over 33 members of SaddleBrooke Ranch California Club came and enjoyed an evening of laughter and revelry. The Bingo night was coordinated by Nini Falconer, Linda Harvey, Linda Gorman, Ken Gorman and Stephen Groth. Throughout the evening…

Pickleball Festival inaugural event a huge success

Men’s 3.5 Medalists - Center Gold - Marv Richter and Bill Reynolds, on outside Bronze - Bob Hills (Far L) & Rich Hanson (Far R), next in Yellow shirts Silver- Steve Phillips (L) & Bud Fairbanks (R)undefined

Steve Baer Last month the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association held its first annual Pickleball Festival for members. Some 70 matches were played by 64 players over the course of the six day double elimination event. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded with 48 members earning medals. Preliminary rounds took place on Monday, April 14…

Writing Group returns in September

The writing class, left to right: Pat Kanitz, Jan Christensen, Sally Carstens, Linda Shannon-Hills, Jan Larkey, Linda Nicholson and Nancy Ferris. undefined

Linda Shannon-Hills Last January a new group started called the SaddleBrooke Ranch Writing Group with Jan Larkey as our facilitator and writing muse. Experience of the members ranged from novice to being English teachers to published writers of business and non-fiction books. Members were interested in writing family stories, memoirs, short stories, children’s stories, narrative…

Riding Group saddles up for the fall season

Rebecca Williams follows the group at the Donnelly’s D Spur Ranch on March 6, 2013. undefined

Don Williams As cooler weather approaches it is a great time to get out and enjoy the beautiful Arizona scenery by horseback. The SaddleBrooke Ranch Riding Group is planning a full schedule of rides for the fall season. These rides are for all experience levels, and those who have not been on a horse in…