Category: Community News

Word of the Month: Ten Words Turning 100 in 2019

David Zapatka Entering the 2020s, which seemed so far into the future, caused me to pause and focus on the plethora of words that come into our language every year. Entering the year 1920, some of the world’s great minds were inventing the rotary dial telephone, the pop-up toaster, and forming the League of Nations,…

God’s Surprises

Dr. Marc Drake, senior pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes The Bible is full of surprises. Big surprises! Like the one when Joseph’s brothers, during a time of famine, went down to Egypt just to buy food. However, while there, they encountered a man who turned out to be not only the prime minister of…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook It’s a new year and a new decade! It’s a time that many take the time to reflect on what they want to improve and what changes need to be made. While many focus on healthy resolutions, is it time to address your home’s needs as well? It is hard to relax when…

Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico Get Together January 30

Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico Get Together January 30 Mark your calendars. All Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico present and former residents and houseguests are invited to a wine and cheese party on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the home of Gary Hall and Joy Stoltz at 6361 South Sawgrass Drive. The party will be from 3 to 5 p.m. BYOB and…

Basha High School to Hold Concert at SunBird January 4

On Saturday, Jan. 4, the Basha High School band will hold a concert in the SunBird Ballroom. The concert will be sponsored by the SunBird Lions Club and Basha High School LEO Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free; however, donations for the band are accepted.…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith A new year! A new decade! It’s a good time to take a look at our accomplishments in 2019. Below are some solid numbers showing the variety of items your SunBird Library processed: We have given away 6,037 books (hardbound and paper) to local charities. That is double the 2018 amount. That total does…

Community Church of SunBird

Jamie Morgan The packages are unwrapped, and the excitement of the new year is in the air. A new year means a new look at life, maybe even some new resolutions. The promise of a new year also brings renewal of hope and faith. In that spirit, we would like to invite you to an…

Girls Soccer Teams Benefit Charity

Bobbie Reed When three teams in a Chandler Girls Soccer Club were challenged by Coach Eddie Cooper to collect cards for the Crystal Card Project, they scored big. They collected more than 1,600 cards. The teams of young ladies (age 12 to 13) competed to see which team could collect the most cards. They appealed to…

Annual P.E.O. Coffee Set for February 12

Anne Freyer

Linda Reber “Mercy Ships: Experience on the Africa Mercy in 2018-2019” is the title of Anne Freyer’s program. Anne is a P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) in Chapter DD, Sun Lakes, and is a registered pharmacist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and received her MS in Pharmacy Administration at the University…