Category: Community News

News from the Sky: PHX Sky Train® Stage 2 Promotes Sustainability

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport The new Stage 2 extension of the PHX Sky Train® at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is more than moving passengers—it incorporates a major emphasis on protecting our environment. Stage 2, which opened to the public in December and connects Terminals 3 and 4 to the Rental Car Center,…

Sold!

The annual SunBird Community Auction on Jan. 20 was a huge success, not only in terms of money raised, but also as a social event. Auctioneer extraordinaire, Mike Goldade, fired up the enthusiasm of the crowd and raised the fun meter with his bidding chant. A “Donation to a Worthy Cause” was the theme hugely…

Summer Newspaper Mailing Update

Due to the increased cost of postage, we can no longer forward your newspaper over the summer months (May through September). We invite you to keep up with your friends and neighbors in SunBird online at sunbirdnews.com.

Sun Lakes Chorale Annual Spring Concert – March 16

Yvonne Orlich It hardly seems possible, but here we are again preparing for the annual Spring Concert. The Chorale is up and running, full steam ahead, toward the presentation of the Spring Concert on Thursday, March 16. We are more than pleased that, for this Spring Concert, we have several new singers in our group,…

Unity: Peace in the Silence

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a New Thought Community. We celebrate Peace, Love, Light, Joy, and Healing. Our practice is affirmative prayer and positive thinking. We support each other in living a Spirit-Centered life. Our Sunday Service is at 10 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room of the Sun Lakes Country…

Volunteers Wanted for Wii Bowling

After providing fun at SunBird’s Horizon room for many years, last year, Rick Murphy “retired” from his Wii Bowling position. Thank you, Rick. It was a great run! With that being said, Wii Bowling season is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteers who want to continue Rick’s legacy. If you are interested in…

Word of the Month: Nomophobia

David Zapatka “Where’s my cellphone?” “Have you seen my cell phone?” “There’s no connection here. It’s so frustrating!” “My phone isn’t working. What am I going to do?” “Honey, will you call my cell phone? I can’t find it.” Have you heard these conversations? Scary, isn’t it? This fear is so prevalent in our society…

Annual Dementia Conference Set for March 29

Sun Lakes annual Dementia Conference will bring international dementia expert Teepa Snow to town on Wednesday, March 29. Don’t miss this free family event, “Dementia Care Without the Fight – Becoming a Better Care Partner,” on Wednesday, March 29, at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be…

Classes Are Underway, But It’s Not Too Late to Join!

Brent W. Burgesser Are you a retiree or active adult who wants to keep learning, stay active, and make new friends? Look no further! New Adventures in Learning (NA) offers college-level classes without any of the traditional work. You can come and learn about anything that interests you, from history to art to current events.…

Community Choir Presents “Requiem”

Yvonne Orlich Sun Lakes United Methodist Church has recently received a generous, anonymous monetary gift. This grant is designated for a special musical production; therefore, the Sun Lakes Community Choir will utilize these funds to enhance a choral and orchestral performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. The choir will again be under the talented direction of…