Afternoons Away from SunBird

Word of the Month

Wish We Were Here

Hello from the Fun Lakers Club!

Word of the Month

David Zapatka The poll results of the July WOTM column regarding the question, “Is it ‘It’s a few more miles still’ or is it ‘It’s a few more miles yet?’”…

Wish We Were Here

Harry Huckemeyer Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Less than a year ago, our club was participating at one of the annual events a little up north that…

Hello from the Fun Lakers Club!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and making new memories such as this one pictured from December of 2019! Bob and Vickie Bybee, Publicists We miss our neighbors in these…

Staying Safe at Renaissance

Jessica Dingman, Marketing Manager At Renaissance, our goal is to provide incredible service and care—and that means adapting when necessary. Due to recent changes and restrictions, we have made several adjustments to ensure residents have access to everything they need to stay safe while still enjoying our community. When it comes to current events at…

What Is Overseeding on Golf Courses?

Brendan Waddell, Golf Course Superintendent A golf course term we hear this time of year is “overseeding,” and it refers to a maintenance process in which the course is mowed down to a very low height and grass seed is spread on top of the existing grass to promote new growth or to swap out…

Manager’s Report

Layne Varney, General Manager It has been one of the hottest summers, breaking records of consecutive days of temperatures over 110 degrees. Still, no monsoon storms, except for the very quick one that passed over several months ago in early June. Regardless, the maintenance work and improvement projects continue onward in SunBird. Last year a…

Relishing Pickleball: Pickleball Bangers

David Zapatka Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy; hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the soft volley,…

Patrol Report

Thomas Catri As scams get more sophisticated, we need to get more clever. Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages, and income levels across America. They no longer target just the gullible. They still come in letters, phone calls, and…