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The Girls Next Door Rock Out the Pool Party!

Bernie Drew At the Memorial Day pool party, the Girls Next Door (GND) band entertained well over 200 residents and their guests at a barbecue hosted by the HOA. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., amid the gaiety of the pool-goers and the beach ball games, the band serenaded us with songs from the ’60s, ’70s,…

Robson Ranch Softball Ladies Make an Impact

Alyson Stephens

Ken Muhlbeier The Robson Ranch (RR) Softball Club has experienced a membership surge the last nine months. Among the new members are several females who have made their presence known in dramatic fashion and these ladies are impacting the way softball is being played. While there is a history of female softball players at RR, it is…

Fusing Glass is Fun!

Mountain wall art by Susan Vaupel

Doris Betuel The Fused Glass Club is having a lot of fun making everything from garden stakes, totem poles, trays, boxes, and bowls, to more artistic sun catchers and wall art. We have beginners to seasoned glass artists in our club, and we all share the same passion—namely, melting glass! During the winter, our kiln…

Softball Profile: Ron Carpenter

Ron Carpenter

Ken Muhlbeier Every winter in upstate New York, the freezing of the local ponds in Elmira would signal the start of another season of neighborhood hockey games for Ron Carpenter and his brothers. Combined with various other sports such as baseball, football, and volleyball, friends and neighbors joined together to enjoy a kind of neighborhood Olympics.…

Stained Glass Club

Cynthia Melito Members of the Stained Glass Club have been creating tissue box covers during the monthly Member’s Class on Thursday evenings. Using a jig, panels of stained glass are soldered together to create the square box that will dress up those boring cardboard tissue boxes! After the square box is put together, a design…

Desert Woodcrafters

Personalized desk set made from padauk wood with matching twist-style pen and pencil with rifle clip

                      Mike Consentino, Vice President I have, over the last couple of years, watched with envy and awe at some of the projects that people have completed in the Desert Woodcrafters workshop here at Robson Ranch Central Activity Center (CAC). I am amazed at the…

Desert in Bloom at Madaras Gallery

Diana Madaras’ Desert in Bloom

Nina Berghausen Diana Madaras’ bold, colorful paintings capture the beauty of the desert in bloom. Explore the local flora and fauna through the eyes of an artist, including prickly pear blooms, wildflowers, and poppies, from July 1 through 31 at Madaras Gallery, located at 3035 N. Swan Road in Tucson. The gallery is open seven days…

Crafting Fun, Bringing Smiles

Club member Pat Serveiss with Jason, a hospital volunteer at the Tucson–Southern Arizona Veterans Hospital

Jaine Toth The Robson Papercrafting Group helped bring smiles with their handmade cards at two different charitable organizations in May. Jaine Toth visited the Pinal County Animal Shelter on May 18 and presented 50 cards to Adoption Coordinator Braidy Susel. The intent is for them to hand them out to people adopting pets. Susel assured…