Category: Community News

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith The SunBird Library asks you to be patient as we all deal with the changes this pandemic has caused. Incoming items (books, puzzles) must be held for 24 hours before putting them out to the public. This ensures any virus is killed. We ask you to only donate magazines with the 2020 date…

Pandemic Photography

The nest of a family of owls in SunBird

Kendall Ronning The remaining two babies left the nest on May 15. A neighbor said he saw the babies taking flying lessons from the nest to a light pole early in the morning just prior to the 15th. It was a special three-plus weeks for me. Most days, I checked twice for photos. It was…

Welcome New Neighbors

Glenn and Karen Birkemeyer 6440 S. Championship Drive Hometown/State: Mankato, Minn. Glenn and Karen have been married for 50 years on June 20, 2020, and have three children. Larry and Judie Hays 1860 E. Kerby Farms Road Hometown/State: San Diego, Calif. Larry and Judie have been married for 20 years and have seven children. They…

Calling All Friends of the Evans Scholars Foundation!

Ray Rosenbach I am reaching out to residents in all of the Robson Communities looking for Evans Scholars Alumni or fellow supporters of the Evans Scholars Foundation. The Evans Scholars Foundation awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to high-achieving youth caddies with limited financial means. Established in 1930 by the Western Golf Association and…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Building design and home remodeling has been influenced by epidemics over history. In the 1800s, cholera necessitated plumbing and sewer systems to provide clean drinking water and removal of waste. Tuberculosis was the world’s most infectious disease until it was discovered that sunshine and fresh air helped people recover. Building innovations included stronger…

Message from the President of New Adventures in Learning

Bill Haskell, president of New Adventures' Governing Council

Bill Haskell New Adventures in Learning Governing Council is continuing to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is evaluating alternative learning opportunities. The traditional “normal,” in-person learning model might not be the version that will work in a post-pandemic world. In addition, the council has been notified by Chandler Gilbert Community College…

When Life Is Turbulent

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Have you ever experienced severe turbulence while flying? It can be a jarring and unnerving experience to say the least. Furthermore, life itself can be quite turbulent at times (as we have clearly seen in recent months). What do we do in such times? Our…

Political Signs in SunBird?

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director Yes, with time and size restrictions in accordance with Arizona State Law. With primary and general elections coming up this year, this is a reminder that homeowners are allowed to display political signs or flags 71 days prior to the election and must take them down three days after the election in…

Word of The Month: Yet and Still

David Zapatka Reader Sally Teusch wrote after reading the May column, “I enjoy your column. Thank you. ‘It’s a few more miles yet’ or ‘It’s a few more miles, still.’ Looking forward to it. Warmly, Sally Teusch.” Let’s dive into both words to see where this journey takes us. Yet – adverb ˈyet 1. in addition; besides. 2. on top…

Happy Birthday to you!

Duane and Diane Dub

Duane Dub Celebrates His 70th Birthday Diane Dub Duane Dub celebrated his 70th birthday on Sunday, May 31, with a golf cart “drive-by” birthday toast from friends, neighbors, and fellow golfers.