Category: Community News

SunBird Singers Spring Concert Canceled

Jim McCutcheon The SunBird Singers Board of Directors, and the three conductors, determined that it will not be possible to prepare for and present the 2021 Spring Concert this March. All the Singers and Ringers were hoping that the COVID-19 restrictions would be eliminated in time for rehearsals to begin in January. It is also…

Wonderland of Lights: Success

Tall Snowman donated by Real Estate Specialist for AZ Best Move

Rose Pachura and Maynard Iverson The Sun Lakes Wonderland of Lights was a success. Bidding started from Dec. 1 to 15, 2020. An auction was conducted by Caring Transitions at CTBIDS.com. Each Christmas tree for sale at auction was identified by the name of the business, organization, or group. Single donors had the option of using their name or…

Oh, Rats!

Julie Anderson, PRP Committee It’s true, we have rats in SunBird. Specifically, we have black rats, which are small rodents with long tails that love to eat fruit. Sometimes called roof rats, these creatures have been seen scaling walls and the sides of houses. They typically live at least four feet above the ground, unlike…

On Patrol

An injured barn owl rescued lakeside on the golf course (Submitted by SunBird Patrol)

An injured barn owl rescued lakeside on the golf course (Submitted by SunBird Patrol)

Welcome New Neighbors

Michael Ohlmann S. Oakmont Drive Michael enjoys golf, oil painting, pickleball, Tai Chi, and billiards. Sherry L. Dils E. Buena Vista Drive Hometown/State: Springdale, Pa. Sherry is single and has three children. Her interests include dancing, music, and relaxing. Paul Kelly E. Cherry Hills Drive Hometown/State: Auburn, N.Y. Paul enjoys playing tennis and shuffleboard. Gary…

Need Help Picking Fruit?

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director Arizona is a great place for fruit trees. Mature fruit trees can harvest up to hundreds of fruits and sometimes are not all picked due to the height of the tree. If you have a fruit tree and are unable to pick or reach the fruit, contact the SunBird office at…

Word of the Month: Jeremiad

David Zapatka Dear friend and Wisdom Seeker moderator Ellen Engel suggested the word jeremiad for this month’s WOTM. Jeremiad – noun jer·​e·​mi·​ad | ˌjer-ə-ˈmī-əd, -ˌad 1. a prolonged lamentation or complaint 2. a cautionary or angry harangue. 3. a long, literary work, usually in prose, sometimes in verse, where the author bitterly laments the state of society…

Trips & Tours

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or reservations@freespiritvacations.com. Please note: Due to decreased capacity restrictions, it is important to book early, as space is limited. Utah Mighty 5 from Phoenix Departs first Sunday of every month Price: $1,899 pp/double; $2,249 pp/single Join us for a seven-day adventure…

Host a Crystal Card Party

Diana Berry (left) attends a socially distanced Crystal Card Party hosted by Charlene Petragallo (right).

Bobbie Reed Welcome the new year with a Crystal Card party. Not a traditional party—like pre COVID—but a socially distanced, extended party. We thank Judy Thompson for the idea. Last year, she hosted a Crystal Card Party for friends and neighbors. She arranged for delivery of several hundred Crystal Cards and displayed them on her kitchen…

Wisdom for a New Day

Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Now that the year 2020 is in the record books, I’m sure we all have hopes that 2021 will be quite different! But will it? Only God knows for sure. He has His purposes that he is carrying out, and we can rejoice that He is…