Category: May 2021

Gospel Rescue Mission

Lisa Chastain

Dick Kroese Ray Chastain was a yardmaster for the Southern Pacific Railroad and highly respected. He would see the men, women, and children riding the trains into Tucson. He felt sorry for them, so he started taking them home, feeding them, giving them clothes, and providing whatever else was needed. Then, in 1953, he left…

Sunrise Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Bridget Bonner Sunrise vinyasa flow yoga resumes, beginning Friday, April 16 at 7 a.m., and will continue each Monday and Friday. The location will be outdoors behind the Ranch House Grill, overlooking the beautiful lake and mountain. You will be required to bring your own mat and any props you enjoy, such as a yoga…

Welcome New Neighbors

Andrea and Tom Cothran moved from the State of Washington to Unit 6. They are looking forward to leaving the rain behind and starting the next chapter at SaddleBrooke Ranch.

Linda Harvey and Linda Shannon-Hills, Co-Chairs Welcome to our 18 new homeowners who recently moved into SaddleBrooke Ranch, with most arriving in March 2021. As part of moving into SaddleBrooke Ranch, there is a multifaceted program for all new homeowners. Each new homeowner is welcomed by a newcomer volunteer who can answer questions. The program also consists of…

Word of the Month: Ontology

David Zapatka Last month’s column on “negentropy” elicited this response from a reader, “My thermodynamics class was at 8 a.m. and I slept through that particular law. Thanks for the review albeit a little late to do anything with it.” There’s an art to scheduling university classes and avoiding 8 a.m. classes was one of…

Rotary Club: Leading Rotarians in the Ranch

Front row: Liese Razzeto, president elect of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke; back row (left to right): Dan Watson, John Oszust, Monica Oszust, and Gary Terrell

Barbara Barr and Joe Guyton Members of the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke come from all over the area. Most of the members live in the Robson communities of SaddleBrooke Ranch and SaddleBrooke. However, we also have members who live or work in Catalina, Oro Valley, and Oracle. Together, we gather as friends to make a…

Whimsy for Today

Becky Kueker I just learned there is such a thing as “anti-skills,” you know, personality traits to leave behind. Simply stated, what you should not do is just as important as what you should do. From what I understand, bad personality traits have run rampant since COVID, just another side effect of what society seems to…

Health Fair 2021 Scheduled for October 23

Phyllis Ketring, Publicity Coordinator The 2021 Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to noon. If the pandemic numbers decrease while vaccinations increase, and both SaddleBrooke One and MountainView open their spaces for public use, it is very likely that the 2021 Health Fair will be back in a familiar format. Currently,…

Kids Receive New Clothing

Nancy McCluskey-Moore Due to COVID restrictions, students from Catalina to Miami couldn’t come to Kids’ Closet in Mammoth to select their new spring wardrobes. Thanks to the hard work of Kids’ Closet volunteers, along with the cooperation of parents, teachers, and school administrators, the clothing was delivered to the kids! Counselors provided teachers with the names…

New Grief Support Group Begins

Kristina R. Turner GriefShare is a Christian-based, 13-week support group that has helped many folks make the very difficult journey through grief. A new group will begin in May. This Christian-based support group welcomes anyone who has suffered the death of a spouse, child, or loved one, whether it has been recent or years ago.…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Recap

Chris Madsen (with Wayne Watkins) tests Lupe Cook and Miyuki McDonagh for their 3.0 ratings the Monday after Easter. Perfect weather, and, hopefully for the test takers, perfect results!

Michael McDonagh April saw better weather at the resort, and several tennis players worked on improving their game by testing their USTA rating with SaddleBrooke’s professional Chris Madsen. The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association continues to include, and help improve, all levels of players. They encourage members to enjoy one of the best and most fun sports.