Category: November 2020

Some U.S. Army History

Ross Dunfee A group of investors from the Virginia Company of London established Jamestown, Va. (May 14, 1607) some 13 years prior to the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Mass. (Dec. 18, 1620). The Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery carried 105 passengers on a four-month voyage from England to the Virginia coast, arriving April 1607. As settlements began…

Word of the Month: Groovy

David Zapatka The “59th Street Bridge Song”, known by many as the “Feelin’ Groovy” song by Simon and Garfunkel, came on the radio. I was asked if I knew the history behind the word “groovy” which led to this month’s WOTM, “groovy.” Groovy:  ˈgrü-vē  Adjective 1. marvelous, wonderful, excellent 2. hip, trendy Origin and Etymology: “pertaining to…

Dr. Saunders to Speak at AAUW Virtual Meeting

Barbara Stewart Dr. Bonnie F. Saunders, Interim President of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, will be our speaker at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Southeast Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The AAUW meets via Zoom, gathering at 4:30 p.m. with the program starting at 5 p.m. The league…

Join the Needle Crafters

Diana Oleson The Needle Crafters is a group of people who love to knit, crochet, cross stitch, needle point, hand embroider, macramé, and now, weave. We love to teach anyone who would like to learn a new craft; we enjoy each other’s company and we learn new things from each other. It is cheaper than…

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and COVID-19

Terry Price November is here and many activities we have enjoyed and raised money for have had to make some changes! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s which would have celebrated their special 10th anniversary this year, needs to shift focus from the walk to philanthropic fundraising! There will be more information on Next Door as Nov. 14 gets closer. Alzheimer’s…

A New Club at Robson Ranch

The Goddess Bracelet

Judi Mutal-Gove On Jan. 20, The Robson Ranch Jewelry Club was officially established. The goal of the Jewelry Club is to promote interest and training in the art of jewelry making of all forms in a positive and safe environment that encourages all skill levels. Membership is open to all Robson Ranch residents, both permanent…

Relishing Pickleball: The Ready Position

David Zapatka One of the most common errors I see on the pickleball court is not being ready to play. What does this mean? Being ready to play means a number of things. It means being focused on the point at hand. Paying attention to debris on the court, listening to what someone is saying,…

Using Essential Oils in Your Laundry Routine

JoAnne Gaudioso Doing laundry may not always be the most exciting way to spend your time, but it is a task everyone has to face on a weekly, or perhaps even daily basis. You can enhance your laundry routine with the cleansing power of essential oils. The first thing we want to do to make…

VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

Melanie Sedam If you have an existing VA-backed home loan and you want to reduce your monthly mortgage payments—or make your payments more stable—an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance loan (IRRRL) may be right for you. Refinancing lets you replace your current loan with a new one under different terms. Find out if you are eligible…