Category: Community News

Welcome New Neighbors

Harvey McDonald and Bonnie Pettit 1959 E. Augusta Avenue Hometown/State: Wisconsin Harvey and Bonnie enjoy playing golf and quilting Kathy Martin 1965 E. Augusta Avenue Hometown/State: Lexington, OR Kathy is a widow and has three children. She enjoys golf and swimming. Bill and Cindy Moore 1561 E. Hazeltine Way Hometown/State: Philadelphia, PA/Bloomfield, NM Bill and…

Charities Crusade continues

  Rosie VanderVeen Our gratitude to Jackie Baker and Sherry Fann for devoting their time, creativity and organizational skills to the monumental success of our Christmas luncheon. A big thank you to Juanita Harbut for collecting all of the lunch ticket money and for her creative artwork in the clever and colorful place cards. Carol…

St. Steven’s Lunch and Fashion Show March 14

  Mary Vitolo March 14, 2018, is the date set for Beautiful Things to Happen at our St. Steven’s Ladies Guild Luncheon and Fashion Show. It will be held at the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes, and the fashions will be provided by Dillard’s. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for the purchase of…

SunBird Personalities

Bob Neuman Joe Amato grew up in Chicago with his Italian family and lived there until coming to Arizona in 1984. His memories include a young boy hanging out with his friends. “I liked to play softball with the gang. We played in the street,” he recalls. He attended the Catholic church. After high school…

Lifelong Learning program elects officers

  Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, elected officers for 2018 at its Annual Meeting of the Membership. Wayne Wright will continue as president for the next year. Bill Haskell, as president-elect, will become president in 2019. Lita Swanson, who has been secretary since 2011, will remain for the next two years.…

Shop till you Drop event

Rose Pachura The Calle Rose Traveling Boutique is coming to the SunBird Country Club ballroom on April 12, 2018, for “Shop till you Drop,” sponsored by the Community Chit & Chat Group and open to the public. Come join us for fun with breakfast, shopping and door prizes. Shop from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson The month of February is the shortest month of the year but it celebrates two important holidays: Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. The latter was once two separate holidays honoring the birthday of Lincoln (February 12) and the birthday of Washington (February 22). Of course, with all of those holidays, and February being…

This, That and Other Stuff

Bob Neuman Piano player Fats Waller is known for the silly song, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.” I doubt anyone would, but if so, would he mail it? Do you even remember the last time you picked up your pen and wrote a letter? This seems to be a lost…

Variety is the spice of Art at the Lakes

  Diane Hitt Have an empty wall or shelf? Local artists have paintings in all mediums and photographs for your wall. You will find gourds, pottery, wire art and wood pieces for your shelf. Need a book to read or give as a gift? Local writers are in the show signing and selling their books.…

February events at Ed Robson Library

Saturday, February 3, at 1:00 p.m.: Care for the Caregiver* Caring for a loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. Hospice of the Valley shares how to optimize your loved one’s wellbeing and take care of yourself in the process. Wednesday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m.: Bands of Sisters – U.S. Women’s Military Bands…