Category: Community News

Word of the Month: Sublime

  David Zapatka Friend Mike Schneider and I were discussing this quote from The Urantia Book recently, “Such spirit-born individuals are so remotivated in life that they can calmly stand by while their fondest ambitions perish and their keenest hopes crash; they positively know that such catastrophes are but the redirecting cataclysms which wreck one’s…

In Passing

Julie Ann Hartog Julie Ann Hartog, a longtime resident of SunBird, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020. Julie grew up in Beatrice, Neb., and attended Doane University in Crete for two years before earning her Bachelor of Education from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. During her senior year in high school, she met the…

Blood Drive February 23

Dean Athmer The Sun Lakes Posse will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 9531 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes. The event will be in the meeting room, with plenty of space to comply with social distancing requirements. Here are the basic…

Dumpsters in 1A

Marianna Buescher, Rules Compliance Committee Have you ever cruised through the 1A area of SunBird and noticed the trash and recycle receptacles overflowing? Furniture, boxes, and bags of trash lying on the ground because the bins are so full? What a sad thing to see in our beautiful resort community. Aren’t you glad that you…

Unity: Evolution Revolution

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a New Thought spiritual community. We follow the teachings of Jesus, as well as other spiritual Masters. We believe in positive thinking and affirmative prayers. Rev. Jeanne MacLaughlin records our weekly church services online so we can watch it on YouTube. Read more about us on our…

Wonderland of Lights Success

Pictured (left to right) are Rose Pachura presenting the check, Director for The Perfect Place, Rose Sanders, receiving the check, and Marie Fotino also presenting the check.

Rose Pachura The Sun Lakes Wonderland of Lights was a successful fundraiser for The Perfect Place. A check was presented to the director, Rose Sanders, by Rose Pachura, Founder of the Ladies Community and Chit and Chat Breakfast Group and Coordinator for the Sun Lakes Wonderland of Lights. We had good responses to do the Wonderland of Lights again…

Know Your Rats

Julie Anderson Last month’s article announced that we have rats in SunBird; roof rats, to be exact. We outlined how to avoid rolling out the welcome mat for rats (starve them out by picking up all citrus food and pet food, clean up your yard including dog feces, and seal your home with stucco diamond…

Fun Lakers ‘Singles Appreciation Day’ Concert

Bob Bybee Fun Lakers Club of Sun Lakes services those residents of Cottonwood, Ironwood, Oakwood, Palo Verde, and Sun Lakes Country Club. Our mission is to create and foster camaraderie and fellowship of the Sun Lakes Fun Lakers community by coordinating social activities for the enjoyment of the membership. In 2020, our membership was over…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook February is a great month to focus on what we love. Do you love your home? Does every room love you back? Designing a home that will look as fresh today as it will 10 years from now is a great investment in your own enjoyment, as well as a future return. Here…

SunBird Lions Toy Distribution

Arlene Block Chandler SunBird Lions Club collected 139 toys for Hartford School children. The toys were delivered by Lion Carol Zittel for their holiday party on Dec. 17, 2020.