Category: August 2020

Tennis Player of the Month: Gary Ludwig

Gary Ludwig is the Tennis Player of the Month.

Dennis Whitley Most of us have heard the expression, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you.” This is usually said in jest. However, in the case of Gary Ludwig’s career with the U.S. Air Force, it wasn’t a laughing matter, since his work was confidential and required a high level of security clearance.…

You Are Not Alone

Teri Sellers The PebbleCreek Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group has not been meeting regularly and most likely will not be able to do so in the near future. I miss everyone in the group and want everyone to know that we are still here for you. I am sure that many of you miss the information…

Hiker Reaches 8,000 Miles

Pete Williams The longest standing member of the PebbleCreek Hiking Club, Bill Halte, recently reached his 8,000-mile milestone, the third highest total in club history. Bill was instrumental in the creation of the club in the late nineties and was the club’s leading hiker for many years. Over the years, Bill has played several roles in the…

PCAC Spring Art Show “Judges Favorite” Winner

“Bloom Where You are Planted” by Judy Bihary

Charlene Romanos The PebbleCreek Art Club introduced their virtual spring show March 22 through April 12, 2020. Three independent judges made their selections for various honors, and their choice of show favorite was Judy Bihary’s “Bloom Where You are Planted.” Judy Bihary is an Arizona artist who holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in…

Lady Niners Are in Full Swing

Kathy Sheard Coronavirus and the extreme summer heat are no match for the PebbleCreek Lady Niners. Since resuming play, we have had a full field of 60 with a waiting list each week. Looking forward to the fall when the Eagle’s Nest course is completed, and more golfing opportunities are available.

The Golfing Niners

PCM9GA golfers (left to right): Dave Wattenberg, Bob Geiges, Ted Wallenbeck, and Jim Tackett social distance for pandemic golf.

Christopher Mucha PCM9GA golfers resumed play this past month with two regular golfing dates and two club tournaments. Because of COVID-19 requirements, no shotgun starts are being utilized. Sequential tee times create challenges for monitoring pace of play in order to maximize course availability for PebbleCreek residents on club play dates. PCM9GA continues its philosophy of…

Democratic Club’s First Zoom Meeting Welcomes Sheriff Paul Penzone

Sheriff Paul Penzone spoke with the PebbleCreek Democratic Club during their July meeting.

Alisa Moore Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone was the speaker for the PebbleCreek (PC) Democratic Club’s inaugural Zoom meeting. The Sheriff is running for re-election and given the protests and moves to change law enforcement budgets, responsibilities, and oversight, the club could not have hosted a timelier or more interesting speaker. Sheriff Penzone defeated Joe…

Bocce News

This photo is dedicated to all those essential workers who have helped keep us safe and healthy. Thank you for your service. (Photo was taken prior to the closure.)

Carolyn Rota Yes, it’s still hot, but it’s also Arizona in August. Since June and July when our community started to open up slowly, it became apparent that reminders about group gatherings, wearing masks, and washing hands once again became a priority. But we are a resilient people and we will once again, hopefully soon,…

The Irish Singsation Patrick Mahoney Concert Is Cancelled

Suzanne Rambach, Public Relations Director The Irish American Club planned to host a fundraising concert in the Renaissance Theater in October to support our charitable contributions program. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our theater remains closed. It is uncertain at this point when it will reopen, however, given social distancing requirements, we need to…