Arizona’s Summer Heat Continues

Desert in Bloom at Madaras Gallery

57 Quilts and Afghans Delivered by Desert Threads

The Color Wheel and Color Mixing

Summer Dancing

Members of the intermediate dance class

Linda Gayer Summer at Robson Ranch brings hot temperatures, monsoon rains, and dust each afternoon. But if you go to the Sports Club, music will be playing in the aerobics room as Line Dancing Club members learn new choreography to favorite songs, as well as dance to old-time favorites. Although some of the dances are…

Theater At the Ranch Relaunch Coming Soon

Deborah Dorman Shortly before COVID-19 required shut-downs and social distancing, a theater club was beginning to form here at Robson Ranch. The goals were to produce, to begin with, a summer and a winter play, by and for the residents of the Ranch. Other activities such as trips to attend performances, and possible classes and training in…

U.S. Military History: Independence Day

Ross Dunfee The first successful English colony settled in America was at Jamestown, Va., in 1607—and the migration was on—primarily of British, German, and Dutch extraction, but immigrants arrived from throughout Europe. Communities were settled and financed primarily by privately-organized British settlers or families using free enterprise without any significant English royal or Parliamentary government…

Relishing Pickleball Across the Nation

David Zapatka 2020 Pickleball Rocks Players of the Year 2020 was a crazy year. Many pickleball tournaments were cancelled. Public pickleball courts were closed and padlocked. That being said, Arizona pickleball players found ways to safely play, and even through the pandemic, new players found pickleball in record numbers. For 2020, Pickleball Rocks Clothing and…

Needle Crafters: It’s a Macramé Revival!

Diana Oleson Macramé is making a comeback, and it is better than ever! It has a cleaner and more natural look. The brightly colored wall and plant hangers have been replaced with sleek macramé planters, modern wall décor, and stylish jewelry. Macramé has been around since the 13th century, was made popular in the 1970s, faded…

New FAA Rules to Impact Model Aircraft Pilots

Alan Friedman The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) passed two new regulations that will impact people who fly model aircraft at the Robson Ranch Radio and everywhere across the nation. The FAA is now requiring model pilots to pass a knowledge test in order to fly their aircraft. Expected to begin after June 2021, the test will…