Category: January 2022

Welcome New Neighbors

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director Kay Fisher (Catherine) Hometown/State: Born in Springfield, Ohio, and has lived in Tempe and Mesa since 1957 Kay is widowed, having been married for 20 years, and has two children. Her interests include spending time with her children and grandchildren, cruising, and attending church services and activities. Lisa Alery Lisa has…

SunBird Beer Nutz December Results

Dave Walden Based on a blind test and six point grading system of Beer Nutz members submittals, the Order of Merit for December is as follows: 1. Draught Stout—Brewer; Maguire’s 2. Octoberfest Marzon—Brewer; Paulaner 3. Milk Stout—Brewer; Mother Earth 4. Storm King Imperial Stout—Brewer; Victory 5. Amber—Brewer; Oasis

Notes from the Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors met Monday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. in the ballroom. The following are notes from that meeting. Members present: Steve Seel, Lisa Onyx, Jim Anderson, Dirk Close, Linda DiPalma, Chuck Heitbrink, Manager Layne Varney, and Dan Buescher was excused. The meeting was called to Order at 10:01 a.m. by President Steve…

Desert Threads Busy Selling Tickets for Their Opportunity Quilt

Desert Threads members attended the Dec. 1 Cottonwood Ladies Coffee with their beautiful Opportunity Quilt. Members sold tickets for a chance to win the quilt during a drawing at the big Arizona Quilters Guild (AQG) quilt show in Mesa, March 24-26. The exquisite hand applique work on the quilt was done by “Charlie” Kopp and…

Arizona Red & Pink Hats Sparkles State Convention

Glamour and Glitz, hosted by Desert Ya Ya’s and Chapeaux Rouge, is scheduled for March 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the San Tan Ballroom at the Cottonwood clubhouse, at 25630 Brentwood Drive, in Sun Lakes. Formal dress; must be in royal colors. Hosts are Queen Mum Ann Crabtree and Queen Mom Judy…

Computer Booters Club: “Touring the Web” January 5

Helen Seaton, Publicity Director The Computer Booters will begin the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 5, with a talk by JB Burke, President of Prescott Computer Society. His topic is Touring the Web. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and members can attend the talk from home or wherever they choose via Zoom. JB…

The Serve

David Zapatka Quoting from Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, when hitting a serve, “contact must be made below the waist, which is defined as level with the navel. Further, IFP Official Tournament Rulebook rule 4.A1 states the arm ‘must be moving in an upward arc’ and that the paddle…

Toys for Hartford School from SunBird Lions

Arlene Block Thanks to all who have donated toys to the SunBird Lions Club Toy Drive. Over 100 toys were collected. The toys were delivered to the children at Hartford School by Lion Carol Zittel on Wednesday, Dec. 15, making many children excited for the holiday.

Word of the Month: Quincunx

David Zapatka While reading The Labours of Hercules by Alice A. Bailey in my book-reading group, I ran across the familiar word “quincunx” and had to reach back in my memory to recall where I had been exposed to this word before. Quincunx noun quin·cunx | ˈkwin-ˌkəŋ(k)s 1. an arrangement of five objects with four at the…