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 By Michael Sadler    Arts 

Plein Air: The 100 Meter Dash of Fine Art

If folks ever wonder how long it takes to paint an oil-based or acrylic work of art, they might consider that Van Gogh finished The Potato Eaters in "many days." But how about 15 invited artists spread out near the Visitors Center... — Updated 4/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports 

Rams Golfers Looking for Headbutt

While the boys golf team is far behind 2019 overall CIF leader La Costa Canyon, they are, at this writing on March 13, on the winning side at 3 – 1 overall and 1 – 1 in Citrus League play. And what players and head coach Tim... — Updated 4/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Point of View: Is Airport Noise From Military Aircraft Really A Problem?

In my seven years living in Borrego Springs, including going on five years writing for the Borrego Sun, I have met and talked to a lot of people, from Rams Hill to Coyote Creek, and from the State Park to beyond the airport. This includes permanent residents, snowbirds, and visito... — Updated 4/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports 

Golf: Rams Lead League

OK, so it wasn’t nine wins. In four out of their nine matches played, the Rams golf team won by forfeit (including the last two), and together with their four wins, the team has vaulted into first place in the Citrus League. All this as practice for the Citrus Golf Finals to be... — Updated 4/4/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts 

Annette Hubbell's Warrior Women

When it comes to seven "Warrior Women" fighting for their causes, writer/performer Annette Hubbell brought to life their unique, often gut-wrenching stories of both the fight and the small victories even one person can accomplish,... — Updated 4/8/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts 

The Big Reveal: Borrego's Ceramic Mural

Nearly 200 people showed up at the Borrego Art Institute March 23, to witness the unveiling of The Mural, a local masterpiece of mosaic ceramic art by 54 pottery artists, from professionals to amateurs, including the work of 16... — Updated 4/11/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

3-Peat for Team USA in Can-Am Borrego Cup

Canadians escaped the Polar Vortex only to be done in by the Borrego Vortex. The 2019 Canadian-American Borrego Cup, held at the Springs at Borrego golf course, didn’t end in another tie score to moan and groan about, like four y... — Updated 3/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

B&G Club Golf Classic: A Class Act

They come from across the San Diego County region to play in this tournament, and for two good reasons: It's a class act all the way, and gives folks an opportunity to express their generous spirits in a fundraising effort that... — Updated 3/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Nuns Kill at BSPAC

In what has to be the most fun ever for 10 nuns onstage, "Nunsense: The Mega Musical" at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center managed to transform the death of 54 nuns caused by botulism in the vichyssoise soup into a romp... — Updated 3/25/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

American Legion Golf Tourney Raises $6K for Vets

On just another beautiful afternoon in Borrego (in between the rainy and windy ones), American Legion Post #853 held the final golf fundraiser in Borrego for the 2019 season at the Borrego Springs Resort, and the 45-player event,... — Updated 3/25/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Music on the Wing: Jennifer Goodenberger at BSPAC

How easy the day's anxieties drifted away right from the beginning of "Lark in the Clear Air," solo pianist Jennifer Goodenberger's opening piece in her BSPAC performance on Jan. 26, entitled, "Bird Notes." And she was relaxed and... — Updated 2/7/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Frisson Ensemble is Classically Versatile

Leave it up to classical musicians to make one look up the term "Aubade" to discover its strictest definition, "A love song at daybreak through a door or window to a sleeping woman." They could have just said that, because now the... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Redneck Open Parts Company With Golf Tradition

Uncouth. An embarrassment to the game. Public humiliation rewarded, not condemned. But oh, what a great time they had! 51 players, men and ladies in a scramble format, and dressed in what can only be described as truly... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

"Elite Pro" Tennis at LCDZ

There is a difference between the guy over on the courts who can give you a few tips on your tennis game, and an "Elite Professional" teaching pro. To be in that category, one has exams to pass: Written, stroke analysis, and... — Updated 2/20/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

BASIC Raises Over $42K

What began with Jenny & Bill Wright and Phyllis & Dan Slade 30 years ago as a celebration of desert art and our environment called the Circle of Art (at Christmas Circle, hence the name), their BASIC concept (Basic... — Updated 2/28/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Brandy Back With Operation 36

What could be better for sticking to your New Year's resolution of improving your golf game, and setting the tone for your personal golf season, than a lesson on the first day? Set against snow covered Toro Peak in the northern... — Updated 1/5/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Chili Night at the American Legion

We came, we saw, we ate. Chili, that is. And with four different selections on the menu, we didn't even have to choose. A sampling of all four was the order of the evening on Dec. 29 at the American Legion, and dozens of Borregans... — Updated 1/9/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Tennis, Pickleball and Eggnog for Christmas

What better way to celebrate the Christmas season in Borrego than by playing a round of tennis or pickleball with fellow enthusiasts, followed by snacks, prizes, and an eggnog option – either regular or "enhanced." There was... — Updated 1/9/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Cross Rededication: A Symbol of Remembrance of Fallen Warriors, Not Religion

There was and continues to be a good reason for government officials to keep the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in mind when making decisions about what does and does not constitute a violation of the concept of separation... — Updated 1/16/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Hill Wins Again

Some things are just meant to be, like Rams Hill atop the list of premier golf courses in San Diego County. They're already ranked #3 in California by Golf Week, and when they reach the needed 35 active evaluations from Golf... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Welcome Back Tourney at The Resort

How hard can it be to win a local golf tournament when a consistently inconsistent 12-handicap golfer/local newspaper reporter is paired up with a lady 21-handicapper who he's never met, let alone golfed with? Apparently, not that... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do

Off-road motorcycling is both fun and challenging. And riding where none have ridden before can be part of a freedom-inducing experience. Not included with the license to ride, however, is the unfettered license to destroy. While t... — Updated 12/12/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

WHAT NEXT... Borrego Water Situation

With the defeat of Proposition 3 in our recent mid-term elections, at least one central question remains about how our community and the County will pay for farmland purchase and fallowing to bring our Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) into compliance by Jan. 2020. This and ot... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Rain Brings Relief, Hope

With no appreciable rain in December for three out of the last five years, the gentle but fairly steady rain episodes in Borrego on Dec. 5 (and Nov. 29) provided a total of a little over an inch, and it came as welcome relief. For... — Updated 12/29/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Eight Minutes of Space Drama

It was pure drama. Would a six-month space voyage to Mars costing almost half a billion dollars end in success or failure? The drama began and ended in all of eight minutes. Upon reaching Mars on Nov. 26 and ready to begin the... — Updated 12/29/2018

 

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