Category: October 2021

Marine Corps History

Ross Dunfee What is a Marine? A sailor, a soldier, or an infantry or amphibious assault member? They are all soldiers serving on ships ready for land action. Their history, etched in antiquity, has records in ancient Greece and Rome. In the 17th century, the English, in its wars with the Dutch, referred to Marine units as naval…

Relishing Pickleball

Mary Littlewood and David Zapatka

David Zapatka Are you looking for an enriching retirement activity? Are you interested in quality exercise while having a good time? Are you interested in a social environment where you can meet friendly, fun people? Are you interested in making new friends in your community? Consider giving the fastest-growing sport in the world, pickleball, a…

Write On…

Jaine Toth After a several year hiatus, the Robson Ranch writers’ group, Write On …, has re-formed. At a prior planning meeting, it was decided to begin the first half-hour of meetings with writing exercises, led by the members themselves. In lieu of an exercise, Bob Rice opened our first gathering with a presentation on…

Needle Crafters Club

Diana Oleson Happy Halloween! For those of you who are new to Robson Ranch, I would like to tell you about our Needle Crafters Club. It is free to join and my classes are free as well. We offer knitting, crochet, weaving, macramé, hand embroidery, counted cross stitch, and needle point. We meet on Thursdays…

Save The Date! Meet the Authors

Jaine Toth Come and meet The authors on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hermosa Ballroom. Six Robson Ranch residents will read excerpts from their published works, speak about their writing, and answer questions from those attending. All will be available to meet with you individually afterwards. Books will be available…

Cycling for Fun and Furry Friends

Joy Wegner, Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter and Rescues Why would residents of SaddleBrooke be excited about the El Tour de Tucson cycling event coming up on Nov. 20? Because it’s a fun, fantastic cycling event and you can cycle to raise funds for Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter and Rescues! El Tour…

And The Winner Is … John Koski!

Martha Spillane After many weeks of exchanges with Robson Ranch Gourd Club member John Koski, I was fortunate enough to sit with him for this interview. Chosen as artist of the month, I was curious to know more about our Robson resident. I found John to be witty and yet modest, while still maintaining his…

Desert Threads New “Opportunity Quilt”

Sue Bart Desert Threads, a Chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild, met in person on Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room at Cottonwood Country Club. Vicki Watson presented information about the “One Block Wonder” style of quilts. A grand time was enjoyed, catching up after summer and doing virtual meetings. A new fundraiser quilt was…