Category: Community News

Have You Seen Me?

Laurie Doyle I am the SunBird Garden Club’s March Rock of the Month. I can be found among the cacti, plants, and other landscape in the rock gardens. If you find me, take me home and call Garden Club member Mary Jane Mogden at 815-861-1755. The first person who captures the rock will return it…

There Is No Better Time Like the Present

Wendy Weber, Lifestyle Director With most of our indoor activities canceled, why not try something new? Maybe you want to learn to play shuffleboard, bocce ball, horseshoes, or even pickleball. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor amenities that SunBird has to offer. If you don’t know how to…

So Many Books, So Little Time

Dear Reader, You may have noticed I tend to review books that are not recent publications or current best sellers, as I think you will hear about them from many other sources. I try to go back and find a few gems that may have slipped your attention. These Is My Words (1998), by Nancy Turner,…

Please Don’t Feed the Wildlife!

Julie Anderson Those quail, ducks, and roadrunners are sure fun to watch, but PLEASE do not feed them! Whenever you feed wild birds and animals, you are encouraging them to lose their natural fear of people and become dependent on unnatural food sources. You are asking them to risk their lives for your enjoyment, as…

Word of the Month: Librettist

David Zapatka Commenting on the January WOTM column, reader Tom from Arlington, Va., writes, “Here’s a Washington Post article where your word of the month ‘jeremiad’ is used by the paper’s reporter Michael Scherer. In this case, the reporter uses it to describe the words of the chairman of the Nye County Republican Party in Nevada…

NAIL: 60 Classes to Take at Home

Betsy Dyson's upcoming class helps adults over 50 regain and maintain fitness.

Mary Kenny Staying interested in new ideas or just engaging with others can be a challenge in the best of times, but with the pandemic keeping most of us at home more hours than we like, there’s a way to enjoy learning that is safe and fun. New Adventures in Learning is offering its spring…

Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Ken Hinatsu From December 2020 onwards, the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse has been providing security services at the Maricopa County Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine PODs (Points of Dispensation). The county vaccine centers located in such locations as Sun City West, Arizona Fairgrounds, and Phoenix have delivered an invaluable public health service to the citizens of…

Seniors Find Flexibility and Strength Through Free Online Ballet Classes

Laura Schairer Ballet Theatre of Phoenix is offering free Zoom “sit or stand” ballet classes to all senior citizens in the community. Held online every Friday from noon to 12:45 p.m., the classes are specially designed for older adults to develop flexibility, balance, and strength through movement. “The Sit or Stand Ballet for Seniors has quickly…