Category: Community News

East Valley Marines Golf for Wounded Warriors

Sgt. Bruce participates in the East Valley Marines Golf Tournament

Denise Landers Lott Golf Tournament The East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, staged their Inaugural Golf Tournament at Bear Creek Country Club with all net proceeds going to our Arizona Wounded Warriors. Working with Master Sergeant Salvador Marquez, USMC, who is the District Injured Support Coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Regiment, VISN 18 (AZ/NM), the detachment…

Sun Lakes United Methodist Church Tuesday Nights Together

  Chris Watling The Education Committee of Sun Lakes United Methodist Church invites their neighbors to enjoy Tuesday Nights Together (TNT) with them this summer. A variety of free, informative and entertaining programs will start on Tuesday, June 10 and run weekly through August 5. Programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about one to…

Upcoming trips and tours sponsored by Sun Lakes and SunBird Activity Directors

Sierra Nevada Journey June 22-26; price is $795 pp/double, $975 pp/single and includes roundtrip airfare from Phoenix. Fly from Phoenix to Sacramento and discover Old Town in California’s capital city. Then travel from Sacramento to Reno on Amtrak through Donner Pass, along the Truckee River. Visit Lake Tahoe, a pristine 22-mile-long lake and enjoy the…

Thank You, Friends

Irene Coatta and family wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone for the condolences in the loss of our beloved “RJ” – Roland J. Coatta. We also thank the Sun Bird community for the many food items, flowers and kind words extended to us and a special thanks to the Kare Bears for the…

Going Green Committee – June 2014

Nancy Eckstein Courtney Miller from the Arizona Attorney General’s office suggested going to www.consumer.ftc.gov (Federal Trade Commission) for more information on the various things she talked about at her March presentation here at SunBird. This website has many articles on limiting unwanted calls and emails; protecting your identity; scam alerts and much, much more. Hate…

Barry’s DJ Oldies Party

Barry’s DJ Oldies Party will be on Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, June 21 from 7:00 p.m.-? at the newly remodeled Sun Lakes Pro Shop, 25425 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, or The Navajo Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248. No cover charge! Come and request…

June Health and Wellness Events at SLUMC

Do you know what a naturopathic doctor does? Come to a program on Monday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 4 and find out how to restore health from chronic disease. Local naturopathic medical doctor, Dr. Steven Sabatier, will be at the church to present information on what training is involved and how the…

In Passing

Roland Joseph Coatta

Roland Coatta Coatta, Roland Joseph, 85, passed away in Chandler, Arizona, on Friday, April 11. He was born in Canada with dual citizenship and proudly served this country. He joined the US Navy in 1951 and served four years on the aircraft carrier, USS BOXER, CVA 21-Korea and Southeast Asia. In 1955, he joined the…

SunBird Art Club honors member

Sharl Byrd Irene and Roland Coatta have been longtime SunBird residents. Sadly, Irene’s beloved Roland passed in peaceful sleep on April 11. Irene was instrumental in the incredible SunBird Art Group start-up some years ago. Roland was her right hand man. His claim to fame was his dedicated supporting role for the many wonderful art…

SunBird Community Church news

Bob Neuman I believe in the sun even though it doesn’t shine, I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown, I believe in God even when he doesn’t speak. Words scratched on a concentration camp wall. “Imagine the person who etched those words. Try to envision his skeletal hand gripping the broken glass or…