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Rotary Club Welcomes New Members

Joe Guyton There are certainly signs that folks are leaving their COVID cocoons and once again looking for ways to reach out to socialize and to give back to their communities. During the past two weeks the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke inducted five new members. We are so fortunate to have so many experienced Rotarians…

Hats Off! Hats On!

Debbie Witten The summer temperatures are soaring, but the enthusiasm of the SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball players has not been deterred. With the higher temperatures, you will see all kinds of colors and styles of hats worn on the SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball court. There are ball caps, visors, cowboy hats, hats meant to be worn wet,…

Newcomers Welcome Volunteer Happy Hour

Linda Harvey Some of our 36 Newcomers Welcome volunteers in the community got together for a happy hour. With at least one volunteer in each unit, the goal is to greet each new homeowner within a few weeks of closing on their homes. The volunteer is equipped with a packet of information for helping the…

Reconstruction at SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Course!

Crystal Gilbert and the SaddleBrooke Ranch maintenance crew are working with Oliphant, Inc. to install the new greens, while still maintaining the current grounds and landscaping. Construction of new homes continues in the background.

Toni Graves Oliphant, Inc. of Wisconsin is managing the work of replacing the current greens with fine-stemmed Bermuda grass. They have a long history of success with similar projects in the area. Residents at SaddleBrooke Ranch will see a large array of equipment and crews during the early summer months as all greens are dug…

Art and Wine Party Returns!

Arizona sunset in acrylics

Karen Brungardt The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is pleased to announce the return of the Art and Wine Party! The first time we did this (pre-COVID), the event was a huge success for everyone, and now we want to do it again. Well, we’d planned another event in 2020, and, of course, it was postponed.…

“Drive-In” Through the Years

Janelle Authur Residents of Unit 8A bid farewell to year five of monthly happy hours and welcomed in year six on March 19, with “Drive-In” Through the Years, a celebration of half a decade of happy hours and a look back at year five. Sixty-seven Unit 8A residents set up tables and chairs in the socially distanced outdoor theater…

Gretchen and the Garden

Gretchen watering her garden space.

Zann Wilson SaddleBrooke Ranch is proud to have a community garden, which owes its very existence to a special member of our neighborhood. Gretchen Malaski, a nine-year resident, has been pursuing the concept of a community garden almost as long as she has lived here. Gretchen loves to grow and has a lovely home landscape to…

Sixty Months of Happy Hours and Still Counting

Janelle Authur Sixty-three Unit 8Ars gathered at the neighborhood cul-de-sac for a group picture and celebration of 60 months-in-a-row of happy hours on Feb. 19. The happy hour gatherings started at The Bistro in March 2016 with a small group of the first Unit 8Ars. The monthly event quickly became a Unit 8A tradition as…