PebbleCreek Women Make Impact in New Pickleball League

Chris Stelplugh and Ellen Enright Four teams of PebbleCreek women players have been representing our community and making an impact in the Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) since early January 2021. APPL was formed in 2019 to develop and introduce competitive team-based league pickleball to Arizona. Last year, 95 teams consisting of over 1,100 players participated…

Timely Societal Issues Complete Lecture Season

Pat Ingalls LifeLong Learning concludes its 2020-21 season of Monday Morning Lectures this month with the following free Zoom presentations, held during March. All begin at 10 a.m. * Goodyear—An Economic Hot Spot (Monday, March 8) Learn about Goodyear’s expansive growth and how the city has positioned itself as the next economic hot spot. Hear highlights…

The PebbleCreek Stingers Tennis Team

Donna Gillen What’s the buzz at the tennis courts this month? Well, it’s PebbleCreek’s ladies 3.5 tennis team, the Stingers! The Stingers have had an incredible year so far. They are first place in their league, with the fortune of playing most of their games at home. Doing their part to keep everyone safe, all visiting…

Pickleball Players Are Winners in Wickenburg Tournament

Cynthia Schwartz The American Athletic Union (AAU) recently sponsored a pickleball tournament, AAU Pickleball All Ages and Skills plus The Road to The AAU Junior Olympic Games. Held in Wickenburg, the tournament offered events for ages seven to 99. This non-sanctioned tournament attracted players from PebbleCreek. It included matches in skill/age and also senior categories.…

Art Club Artist of the Year: Diane Walenda

Charlene Romanos Diane Walenda is no newcomer to the art scene here in PebbleCreek, but her style of painting evolved after many years of studying with numerous professional artists in various classes and workshops. Diane was born in Elmhurst, Ill., where she lived most of her life. Diane met her husband Bill in high school, and…

Thank You, Volunteers

Arlis Legler Kare Bears wishes to thank our PebbleCreek community volunteers for their assistance in the delivery of the 2021 Source Books. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in late January, veteran volunteers Rose Ann Cleland, Pam and Ted Wallace, and Ed Schneider put their team to work. Four men with hand trucks moved the boxes…