Category: September 2019

House plants are good for you!

Bonnie Nowicki With our Arizona summer heat, many of us are lingering indoors. It’s a perfect opportunity to pay more attention to our foliage house plants, or perhaps decide to purchase one. Decade after decade, house plants continue to be popular. They add an attractive, natural touch to any decor. They also purify the air…

Happy Birthday To You!

Time to celebrate birthdays Quail Creek style! Did you receive your e-birthday card? Want to submit your name? Did we list the wrong date? Need to change or update your email address? All you have to do is send your name, birth date (month and day) to Quail Creek Sunshine at quailcreeksunshine@gmail.com, with the subject of “Birthday.” You…

Celebrating 15 years of Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary—annual fall fundraiser

Diane Russell Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary is hosting its annual fall fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Following a three-course dinner and cash bar, there will be a silent auction and a live auction, featuring renowned auctioneer, Letitia Frye. Musical entertainment will be provided by guitarist,…

CERT to offer free basic training course in October

As part of their graduation exercise, students had to demonstrate how to use cribbing material to rescue someone trapped under a pile of debris. Photo by Peggy McGee.

Peggy McGee The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be offering its free basic training course beginning on Oct. 9. Students will meet from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10, 16, and 17. The final class and practical exercise will take place on Saturday morning, Oct. 19. All sessions will be held at the Green Valley Fire District headquarters…

Quail Creek ladies sew for kids

Gwen Mowat, Max Perzan, Barb Poltl, and Linda Gorg.

Linda Freeman On July 20, Gwen Mowat, Max Perzan, Barb Poltl, and Linda Gorg of the Needlework Club joined 90 others in the annual Sew-A-Thon for Aviva Children’s Services in Tucson. By mid-afternoon, more than 2,600 tote bags had been completed. Without these cloth bags, the children would be given plastic garbage bags for their personal…

Perhaps love

Dr. Madelaine Paschal It’s been said that when you are most alone, perhaps the memory of love will bring you home. And as we stood together that soft, glorious afternoon, on the land that once held horses, riders, and his long-ago family, he cried. He knew that the few memories that he had left had brought…

From the Chef – Seared scallops

Executive Chef Aris Cabrera, CEC, WCEC Seared scallops over forbidden rice, curry and coconut cream sauce, and watercress-apples slaw Scallop Scallops: 4 each Olive oil: 2 tablespoons Salt and pepper: to taste Rice Forbidden rice: 1 cup Chicken stock: 2 cups Minced ginger: 1 teaspoon Minced garlic: 1/2 teaspoon Green onions: 1/2 cup Sauce Heavy…

Dancing reverses signs of aging

Kathi Bobillot with her professional partner dancing at the Tucson Expo last month.

Kathi Urban If dancing can reverse the signs of aging in your brain, Kathi’s students should be about five years old. Seriously, several neuroscience studies compared two different forms of exercise—dancing and endurance training—undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months. The results show that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only…