Category: Community News

The Hot Spot: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

John Teixeira Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important…

Easy-to-Access Online Classes

Meet Jenn Lopez, library manager at Robson Library

Mary Kenny New Adventures in Learning is our very own lifelong learning program for residents of Sun Lakes, Chandler, Gilbert, and beyond, and it’s back in the business of providing classes to satisfy our curiosity, our need for information, and our desire to get together with others. Of course, “getting together” takes on a new…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith We’d like to tell you a story. It’s a true story. It’s about 135 books that traveled. They were all sizes and all subjects. Most had fun, creative artwork to help the story along. However, these 135 books were special books, selected books. Because our library had an abundance of these “special” books,…

Microburst Storm Cleanup

Dean Athmer On Aug. 29 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Sheriff Posse member Kevin Steffee was out patrolling the Sun Lakes community when a microburst storm occurred. Around 8 p.m., Posse member Steffee was flagged down by a vehicle informing us that there were several trees in the roadway on Riggs Road just east of EJ Robson…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is designated National Kitchen and Bath month, for they are considered the most important rooms for homeowners. We are going to look into the bathroom remodeling design trends for 2020. Remodeling activity is high, and people want a luxurious spa-like feel for their bathroom where they launch into their day and wind…

Welcome New Neighbors

Violet “Vi” Dubros 1967 E. Augusta Avenue Hometown/State: Columbus, Ohio Violet is widowed, having been married for 53 years, and she has two children. She enjoys reading, walking, crafts, and embroidery. Kathy Husbach 6194 S. Sawgrass Drive Hometown/State: Chandler/Pinetop, Arizona (originally Michigan) Kathy was married for 30 years and has two children. Ronda Foote 6958…

Trips and Tours

Sue Arko For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or reservations@freespiritvacations.com. Exclusive New Year’s Eve Getaways As most of you know, the Tournament of Roses Parade has been canceled for this year. Typically, we send up to eight buses over to Pasadena, but this year, we have had…

Join AAUW Members to Support the National “Get Out the Vote” Effort

Barbara Stewart To support the national “Get Out the Vote” effort by Vote Forward (votefwd.org), Judy Baur, Oakwood resident and lead of our SE Valley AAUW Branch History Lovers group, invited group members to write postcards that will be sent to registered voters who did not participate in the 2016 election. The script is provided,…

In Passing

Chuck White Chuck White’s wonderful life ended on Aug. 8, 2020, in Kalispell, Mont. He was born Charles Cole White, the only child of Constance and Cecil White, in Flagstaff, Ariz., on May 1, 1932. Cece and Connie owned a ranch in Sedona during Chuck’s early childhood, then later moved the Bar-U-Bar Ranch to remote…

Thank You

Sharon Eade I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation for all the outpouring of support I have received after the sudden loss of my husband Terry Eade. When we first came to SunBird 23 years ago, it immediately became our happy place. The great friendships and feeling of being a part of a large family…