Category: September 2020

Planning for a Fun 2021

Nicole McCracken, CAASP, Administrative Assistant I am excited to be knee-deep in budget season, which means planning events for 2021! I am hopeful that we will be able to resume bus trips and concerts after the first of the year. Be on the lookout for save the date and ticket sales announcements as the time gets…

Update from the Banquet Department

Heather Hardesty, Banquet Manager I am Heather Hardesty, the banquet manager here at Robson Ranch. We have so many fun events for you to attend. The banquet department provides catering and plans personal parties for you. If you are interested, please reach out to me; we can begin planning your events now. Please see below for a…

Relishing Pickleball: Pickleball Bangers

David Zapatka Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy, hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the soft volley,…

The Cold War

Ross Dunfee It is impossible for this writer to pen a history of the “Cold War” (war without heated conflict) in 500 words, so please forgive my inadequacies. The Cold War, like so many actions, is wrought in fear. After World War II the USA and other nations feared the expansion of communism. It also…

Glass Fusing

Janet Vaupel

Doris Betuel Janet Vaupel and her sister-in-law, Susan, are our featured glass fusing artists this month. Both Janet and Susan moved to Robson Ranch a little over a year ago, and joined the Robson Ranch Fused Glass Club soon afterwards. Without any prior experience in cutting glass or fusing glass, both have embraced the fun…

Lost Art

Melanie Douglas With everything being mass-produced these days and developed via technology, I’m writing to encourage my fellow residents to remember to teach our younger generations how to “create” with their own two hands! Remember when we had to take “home economics” or “household engineering?” What about “shop class” or a course on welding or…

From Where Is the Light Coming?

Nancy Friedman, Co-Educational Director, RR Fine Arts Guild Some of us would like to know when the light will be coming from the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but this article is not about that intangible light. Since March 15, I am sure everyone has observed and appreciated the little things in life, such as the…

Pottery/Ceramics Club

Featured Artist MaryAnn Bechtel

Carol Breen, Pottery/Ceramics Club Reporter MaryAnn and her husband, David, moved here in 2015. MaryAnn had never made anything from clay but as she “is willing to take a risk,” she jumped right in. MaryAnn loves learning new pottery techniques and is continually learning ways of creating. MaryAnn also does fused and stained glass, but…

Never Too Old to Learn

Diana Oleson I was looking for something to make with all the embroidery thread that I have, and I came across a pattern for crochet earrings. The skeleton earrings and brooch were a lot of fun to make. My next project is going to be to learn to weave, this is something that I have always…