Category: Features

Thanks for the Signs!

The Dinking Divas of SaddleBrooke Ranch held their pet food drive on Aug. 1. The process started with posting signs 24 hours before the event. Lynn Baker of SBRanch Realty generously loaned the Divas her “open house” signs. Our pet food drive signs fit nicely over their signs, and we are even able to benefit from the red arrows already on…

The Anatomy of a Scam: Unveiling the Three Phases Used by Fraudsters

R.O.S.E., Resources/Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly Scammers are master manipulators who prey on people’s vulnerabilities and trust to deceive them into parting with their hard-earned money. Understanding the three critical phases they employ in their deceitful schemes can help individuals protect themselves. These phases include Initiating Contact, Creating a Compelling Reason to Act, and Requesting…

Did You Have a Good Night’s Sleep?

Rev. Suzanne Marlatt Stewart It has been my observation that, for many of us in our conversations, “sleep” is a popular topic, especially lack of sleep. We cannot escape the truth that everything is connected, including how we live during the day and how we put ourselves to bed that night. The fact of the…

Joe Allen, a Remembrance

Sheilah Britton This past spring, a beautiful Live Oak was planted in SaddleBrooke in remembrance of a man who lived in the community for the past six years. Joe Allen was a Master Gardener (MG) and his fellow MGs felt he would appreciate the planting of a tree that would shade his neighborhood and be…

2 Your Health: Relationship Stress: How Therapy Can Help

Dr. Rose Bricker, Blue Lemon Health & Wellness Anger and conflict within relationships can be challenging. When we have difficulty expressing our feelings, boundaries, and desires to others, it often creates stress that we are not prepared to manage. Sometimes, anger is used to express that stress. But when anger is expressed in destructive ways, such…

A Night Out with Chuck Moses!

Debora Witten Chuck Moses performed at the Ranch House Grill & Brewery at SaddleBrooke Ranch on July 27—the event was free and music went from 4 to 7 p.m. The hot temperatures did not stop the large crowd from eating, drinking, dancing, and having a good time.

Spotlight On Advertiser: Medicare’s Final Rule and You: 2023

Leah Sugar Kari, licensed insurance agent and retired pharmaceutical representative What is Medicare’s Final Rule for 2023? Medicare vigilantly protects you, the beneficiary, from bait and switch tactics and misleading information about Medicare Advantage, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance plans. Medicare issued its Final Rule on April 12, 2023. This is…

Oh My Gourd!

Debora Witten Mary and Steve Schneck obtain a gourd from a field owned by Wuertz Gourd, wash it, clean out the seeds, and cut, paint, and add their magic, and then it is a true work of art! They will be selling their gourds at the SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk in October.

Dinking Divas Thank You!

The Dinking Divas of SaddleBrooke Ranch sincerely thank all residents who donated to their pet food drive! The Divas were overwhelmed by how many residents came out in the record heat to drop off dry and wet cat and dog food, treats, bedding, and pet supplies. The Divas love you!