Category: May 2020

PC Pickleball Club Elects New Board

Newly elected PC Pickleball Club board (left to right): Lindsay Laven, Judy Parker, Jim Barbe, Martha Urbin, and Lezlee Leonardi

Cynthia Schwartz At the general membership meeting held on March 11, the PebbleCreek Pickleball Club (PCPB) members elected a new PCPB Club board. Martha Urbin, former board secretary, was elected as president. Jim Barbe (vice president) and Judy Parker (officer-at-large) will remain on the board in their current positions. Members welcomed two new board members…

Who Was That Masked Man?

Thula Edwards sewing face masks

Charlene Romanos Very often, unfortunate circumstances provide an opportunity for those who care about their fellow human beings to do something special to help them get through difficult times. We are seeing many people in our community stepping up to the plate and coming forward to help in any way they can. In the beginning of this…

Join Us in Celebrating Flag Day

In honor of Flag Day, Raceway Elks Lodge No. 2852 will be presenting our annual Flag Day Ceremony on June 13, 2020, in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom at PebbleCreek. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. The Flag Day ceremony is a…

Expressions Gallery and Gift Shop–MAYbe, MAYbe Not

A small confession, as I was unable to break into the gallery for a current photograph of the inventory: this photo is of my very own jewelry creations and all will be available for purchase in the upcoming months. The jewelry items (pictured left to right) are a bracelet and necklace of lavender serpentine, and necklaces of cherry jade and pearl, yellow jasper, two-strands of pearl and garnet with a magnetic clasp, Brazilian fire agate also with a magnetic clasp, Amazonite, and gray pearl with metal charms. Many thanks to my hubby for the photo, but the comforter and teddy are just props and not for sale! Also included in the photo are items made for Knimble Kneedles charitable distribution, including a lapghan and chemo hats for children and teens at Banner Thunderbird and baby caps for Banner Estrella. Similar items are always available in the gallery to raise money for the club’s charitable work.

Sherry Blatner I don’t know what to tell you about the Creative Arts Center and Expressions Gallery reopening, as I’m writing this article during the first week of April. I do know that, when reopened, the entire building will have been thoroughly cleaned, top to bottom for your safety, and filled with wonderful items. The Gallery staff…

Tennis Player of the Month Randy Welsh

Randy Welsh

Dennis Whitley When you ask someone about their introduction to tennis, you expect to hear about a family member or school program, not Jimmy Connors and Farrah Fawcett. However, that is how Randy Welsh first encountered tennis, while working as a stagehand at the Denver Auditorium Arena in the 1970s where the top men’s players…

General Manager’s Message

Bill Barnard, General Manager During this time of unprecedented crisis in our world, my goal has been to try and stay in regular communication with you all. Changes are happening on a daily basis. The circumstances we are facing are that which we could not have imagined, and the uncertainty that we are facing is…

Pickleball Club Members are Fundraising

Jo Comstock’s window decal

Cynthia Schwartz Members of the PebbleCreek Pickleball Club overwhelmingly voted last year that the club would raise $500,000 to defray some of the costs for building 16 additional pickleball courts in our community. To date, the club has raised $290,000 through a variety of fundraising efforts. Tony Wells, chair of the fundraising committee, announced that…

Pickleball Players Play On

Renee deLassus and Andrea Dilger volley in the garage.

Cynthia Schwartz Since the pickleball courts in PebbleCreek were shut down in March, some players used their ingenuity to create their own personal pickleball facilities. Renee deLassus set up a portable net and plays pickleball in the garage. Renee said, “It’s important to stay busy and active. The dog is only willing to go on…