Category: July 2021

Paper Crafting Club Member Profile: Julianne Young

Julianne and some of her creations

Jaine Toth Julianne Young relocated to Robson Ranch in February 2021, all the way from Mission Royale in Casa Grande where she spent 17 years as a winter visitor from Washington. As Julianne recalls, “I joined the club in April after seeing it listed in our HOA Directory/Handbook. I contacted Pat [Serveiss] with my questions…

Word of the Month: Orbisculate

David Zapatka We’re doing something different this month. We’re going to explore getting a new word into dictionaries. Reader Debbie M. writes, “Hello, I enjoy your column and want to offer a suggestion. ‘Orbisculate’ is a word not yet in the dictionary. I think we should help the young people who are trying to get this…

Artist of the Month: Former Marine Turned Artist John Clampitt

John Clampitt

Deborah Douglass John Clampitt is a retired Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and an artist. John spent 30 years in the Marines performing a vast array of duties. His experience encompasses one year in Vietnam as an infantry leader; two years in Guatemala, Central America, on embassy duty; drill instructor for five years in San Diego; three-year…

Arizona’s Summer Heat Continues

Marilu Trainor Sean Benedict, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Phoenix office, shares answers about the expected summer heat in Arizona and trends for the future. Q: What are the National Weather Service’s long-term predictions for 2021’s summer heat? The latest forecast from the Climate Prediction Center has odds tilted in favor of above…

Beginning Watercolor Class With Don Helmstetter

Practicing painting technique

Deborah Dougless On May 10, a small, socially-distanced group learned various introductory techniques of watercolor. Using just a few colors and one brush, participants learned to float (layering wet paint) yellow for the leaves of a tree and then add bright blue to turn the color green. For the tree trunk, they floated brown and added blue again to give…

Radio Control Club July 2021 Event Calendar

Bob Kehoe The 2021 summer racing season continues on a twice-weekly basis (Tuesdays and Thursdays) through September, beginning at 8 a.m. The same holds true for the weekly fun fly days (Saturdays), which include a combat competition, target landing, and other demonstrations. Flying begins at 9 a.m. Spectators are more than welcome to attend these…

Material Girls News

Patty LaCroix The various houses pictured will be combined into a quilt of many colors, which is the current project of the Material Girls. This particular block is just one of many traditional designs that fill thousands of books and patterns. Some of the most popular design names include Hourglass, Jacob’s Ladder, Missouri Star, and Water Wheel. Some…

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure for Serious Arizona History Buffs

Bob Stuart Arizona Pathfinders, a nonprofit volunteer group of the Arizona Historical Society, is conducting a five-day tour from Thursday, Sept. 9, through Monday, Sept. 13, to one of the most beautiful valleys in Arizona, tucked under the Mogollon Rim. This was the site of America’s bloodiest decade of frontier violence which exploded into a range war involving…

Robson Ranch Heroes

Nancy Glass This cleanup project began when the Adopt a Highway project here at Robson Ranch was canceled due to COVID. The trash was building up along Jimmie Kerr Blvd., so at the beginning of December, I went out to pick up trash. It can be done with no contact with anyone else. My original goal was to…

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…