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SaddleBrooke Ranch Employee Appreciation

Please join us in celebrating our SaddleBrooke Ranch employees for the 13th year. Many of our employees here at the Ranch do not work in positions that provide residents with the opportunity to personally thank them throughout the year. All of our employees play a big part in what makes the Ranch a special place…

Thank You to Our SaddleBrooke Ranch Veterans

Jan Christensen Captain Jan Thomas Martin was born in Charlotte, N.C., and graduated from The University of North Carolina in Charlotte with a BSN degree in nursing in 1971. At this time during the War in Vietnam, the military needed medical personnel and since Jan had always been interested in flying, she investigated the possibility of joining…

Pickleballers on the High Seas!

Cathy Kauffman Well over a year ago, Mardiece Patrick acted on something she’d been wanting to do for quite some time. She contacted a travel agent who specializes in pickleball cruises and organized a group of players to cruise together on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Several meetings were held leading up to the…

Nature’s Way: The Paton Center for Hummingbirds, a Must Visit

Jim Hoagland Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds is aptly named, with 16 different species of hummingbirds observed in its environment. It was the vision of Wally and Marion Paton, who opened their backyard to the birding community shortly after moving there in 1973. Following their passing, the Tucson Audubon Society, through generous support from the…

Sailing at SaddleBrooke Ranch? Yep!

Nick Rau For those of you who are interested in sailing radio-controlled (RC) sailboats or would just like to come out and watch, it is fun, it is social, it is competitive, and it can lead to doing some boat building if that is your thing. We are starting an RC Sailboat Club at the Ranch!…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Library Community Read

Nancy Carlson Your library is once again sponsoring a Community Read. There was a very positive response to the first event, and we hope you will join us this time as well. What: A Community Read happens when interested residents at SBR independently read the same book and then meet in person for discussion. When: Tuesday, Oct. 24,…

ARTwalk—A SaddleBrooke Ranch Tradition

Linda Shannon-Hills The ARTwalk has become a tradition at SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) and we are starting our 11th year this fall. This event has been listed as one of the top 50 fun facts about the Robson Resort Communities. You must add it to your October calendar of events! The ARTwalk starts on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.…

Saddle Up! First Ride of the Fall Season

Rebecca Williams The SaddleBrooke Ranch Riding Group will have its first ride of the season on Saturday, Sept. 23. The ride will be with the wranglers of Rockin’ K Ranch starting at 9:30 a.m. Riders will enjoy the cool shade while heading down the Tanque Verde Wash. The location is about one hour from SaddleBrooke Ranch and…

Tennis at the Ranch

Kathie Marshall The dog days of summer have been upon us, but there were bright moments for tennis enthusiasts throughout the unrelenting heat of July. Wimbledon 2023 provided riveting entertainment as viewers witnessed the sheer athleticism of professional tennis players on grass courts. The final matchup between the first breakthrough star of a new generation,…