Category: Community News

Thank You, Friends

  Bob and Pauline Sciaretta would like to thank all who attended their dance on January 27, which was held in celebration of their 48th wedding anniversary, Pauline’s 70th birthday and the publication of Pauline’s first book, Why Am I Here? One of My Many Questions to God (A Poem and Meditation Guide), now available on…

SunBird Personalities

  Bob Neuman People who eventually marry meet in numerous ways. Could be in school or a blind date. In some countries, the couple is selected by the parents. In 1982, good fortune smiled upon Lynne and Jeff. Both had come to the Fargo gathering place to meet a few friends. Both had dates with…

Word of the Month: Meme

David Zapatka Reader Kim Park offers a word that has only been in use the past 42 years, meme. Meme – noun ˈmēm an idea, behavior, style or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. Memes (discrete units of knowledge, gossip, jokes and so on) are to culture what genes are to life.…

Donations needed

  Here we are in 2018, and there are thousands of people who still suffer from food insecurity. My name is Julie, I am a SunBird resident and I volunteer at a Chandler food bank. If you have any extra food (unopened, please) that you can’t use, I would be glad to take it to…

Do you know?

  It has been reported that some residents are putting out food or birdseed for birds. Feeding wildlife is prohibited by Arizona State Law and is not permitted in our community. The SunBird Declaration of Restrictions, Article 2.11, Animals and Pets, states: “No animals, birds, fowl, poultry or livestock, other than a reasonable number of…

Footnotes from the Library

  Nancy Smith The SunBird Library would like to remind everyone of the library changes that have been made. It may help you navigate the shelves, and hopefully update your information. We no longer have the following sections: Pets – We assume you will consult your veterinarian for the care and feeding of your pet.…

A little ditty about Jack and Judy Phillips

  Roger A. Mandeville They were high school sweethearts who lived across the Mississippi River from each other. Yes, Jack and Judy Phillips were probably a 20th Century version of the characters from Mark Twain’s best seller, Tom Sawyer (Tom and Becky grew up on the Mississippi River). They moved to SunBird five years ago to…

Musical variety show set for March 9 at 7:00 p.m.

  “Let’s Go to the Movies” is the theme of the high-energy Musical Variety Show March 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ballroom at SunBird. The show includes singing, dancing, comedy and audience participation. Dixie Roberts, “The Singin’/Dancin’ Dixie Chic,” most sought-after singer/dancer in the East Valley Adult communities, former Miss Clearfield (Utah) and Miss…

Sun Lakes Arts and Crafts Association Spring Show

  Diana Ellis The Sun Lakes Arts and Crafts Association annual Spring Show will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018, with over 60 vendors showcasing their unique handmade crafts and artwork. The show will take place at the Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ (north of Riggs Road in South…