Category: Community News

What will you remember?

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Psalm 77:11 says, “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.” In the midst of a crisis or time of uncertainty, it’s easy to forget the past provisions and protection of God. Worry crowds out trust and…

This, That and Other Stuff

Carla and Daryl Tanner

The Dumpster Shuffle Bob Neuman During a rather sleepless night recently, I came upon a visionary idea that would benefit the majority of SunBird residents. It will give them status and needed exercise. Many of us relish trash collection day when we can feel useful and important. In late afternoon each day before the exciting…

Welcome New Neighbors

Barry Reiss Hometown/State: Everett, Washington Barry’s interests include wildlife photography and photography-related travel. Bill Ritchie 6381 S. Oakmont Drive Hometown/State: Chandler, Arizona Bill is single and has no children. Harry and Gloria Smelser 6200 S. Pebble Beach Drive Hometown/State: Madison, Wisconsin Harry and Gloria have been married for 64 years and have four children. Their…

Visiting minister at SunBird Community Church

Minister Al Fadi

Bob Neuman We at SunBird Church are pleased to welcome Minister Al Fadi, a former Muslim from Saudi Arabia but now a follower of Christ. He is the founder and director of CIRA International, a ministry that equips our Muslims by personal training by seminars, global media and other methods for evangelism to Muslims who…

Lions Club award presentation

Jeanne Anderson received the Melvin Jones Fellowship from International Director Howard Hudson at the MD-21 Convention on May 20, 2017. The Melvin Jones Fellowship was presented by the club and is the highest honor a club can bestow on a member.

August events at the Ed Robson Branch Library

Please join us in August for the following great programs! Tuesday, August 8, at 1:00 p.m. – Planning for Social Security: Know the Basics* Jack Burns, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, talks about requirements, filing options and resources to help you navigate an often-confusing system. Prior to attending, it’s recommended that you…

Thank You, Friends

Nancy Smith, library volunteer The SunBird Library would like to thank the SunBird Lions Club for donating a subscription to the Guideposts Large Print Magazine. This large print section is very popular, and we all thank you for your donation. Susan Howly I wish to thank the SunBird people for the prayers, cards and visits…

Wedding reception

Newlyweds Peggy White and Larry Schoenborn

It was Saturday afternoon, July 8, in the SunBird ballroom and love was in the air. It was a champagne reception for the SunBird newlyweds Larry Schoenborn and Peggy White. The couple were married June 18 at Peggy’s summer home in Juniper Ridge. Retired Bishop James Carmen officiated. Larry and Peggy have both lived in…

SunBird Personalities

Carla and Daryl Tanner

Bob Neuman Since recently purchasing a SunBird house on Cherry Hills Drive, Carla and Daryl Tanner have been extremely busy remodeling and changing many things. On the 22nd of May, they moved into a home last owned by a well-known couple, Doris and Norman Littrell. “We came to Chandler in 2013 to care for my…

Donations needed for food bank

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 the food bank. The food bank also accepts baby food, pet food, toiletries, laundry and cleaning products, diapers,…