Goodbye to the Sawins
Kathy and Keith Sawin will be leaving EE and moving to Milwaukee
at the end of the month to be near their family. A special thanks to
Kathy for sharing her artistic talent with us by making our landmark
ceramic Arizona flag and inspiring so many residents to create our now
famous mosaic snake. Her contributions to EE are invaluable. We wish
Kathy and Keith well. They will be missed.
Who Is That?
Don't let people wonder who you are when you attend one of the many EE
socials. Order your magnetic, easy to wear name tag now. Melodye
Cooke will be placing the next order for name tags this week, and
another order will not go in until September. The cost is a nominal
$6.00. To place your order, contact Melodye today at 399-0455 or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the efforts of Kevin Welsh (with long distance
consultation by Craig Surprise and Eric Ellingson) the
Wi-Fi service at the Ramada has been fully restored.
The number of attendees at the Saturday night movies at the Ramada has
been growing. Last Saturday there were 21. The convenience of seeing a
great old movie without a long drive is another nice benefit of living
in EE. Thanks to the EE Arts Club for organizing this event.
will not be a movie next Saturday, July 28, because projectionist Kevin
Welsh and his wife, Linda, will be off celebrating their anniversary.
There was no monsoon on Saturday, but that didn't detract from the
success of EE's Monsoon Margaritas. A nice group of about 40 people
enjoyed margaritas and snacks. Thanks to Melodye Cooke for
bringing a 7 layer dip of which not a morsel was left, and to Kevin
Welsh for providing the music. A big round of applause for the
Cookes and the Millers for sponsoring this event, as they do
the monthly Coffee & Donuts during the cooler months.
Welcome back Tom & Melodye Cooke, who have returned from their
road trip adventure. Tom has now resumed his daily patrols of EE, troble-shooting
any problems that arise. We are always amazed by how much this guy does
for us. Thanks to Bruce Liljegren who filled in while Tom was
This spring EE, launched its war on weeds, and we are pleased to report
that the "good guys" are winning. The many hours Tom Cooke and
Boyd Morse spent spraying pre-emergent in the common areas
battlefield has paid off. Many areas which are generally in bad shape by
this time of year are currently weed free. Ever vigilant, Tom and Boyd
have noticed some weed development in a couple of areas and have a plan
to deal with them.
is also ready to assist GVC in its battle against bufflegrass. Although
it has been determined that we don't have any bufflegrass in EE, some
has been found just outside our boundary in Arroyo 9. Tom and Boyd will
take care of this at the appropriate time to keep the bufflegrass from
infiltrating our neighborhood.
thanks to Tom and Boyd for their unceasing efforts to keep our
neighborhood looking good.
For Residents Who Are Away
In May, we noted that Pima County planned to remove the large mesquite
tree in the median on Esperanza Blvd. and La Canada. The tree was
removed last week and the intersection looks quite different without it.
Median Green says it plans to replant the area.
an update for those who were following the saga of the hawks nesting in
the pine tree next to the Ensalmo cul-de-sac this spring. Two young
birds have now fledged but are still being fed by the parents. They
spend a lot of time in the Duncans' trees, and may be responsible for
knocking down their birdbath several times. The Beans' patio is another
favorite hangout. Neighbors are finding them fun to watch.