Category: Community News

In Passing

Van M. Christman

Van M. Christman Van Christman, age 97, longtime resident of Bellevue, Wash., and later Summit Lake, Wash., and most recently Chandler, Ariz., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2021. Van was born to Elmer and Bertha Christman on April 1, 1924, in Renton, Wash. He attended Panther Lake School and graduated at…

Welcome New Neighbors

Beth Manack/Jim and Jody Tuls 6382 Oakmont Drive Hometown/State: Kawkawlin, Mich./Mattawan, Mich. Jim and Jody have been married for 37 years and have three children. Jim enjoys fishing and sports, and Jody’s interests include scrapbooking, knitting, and reading. Beth has two children and enjoys crafts and sports. Steve and Cherri Meyer 6258 S. Cypress Point…

Memorial Day

Ross Dunfee The killing was over. The four-year-long Civil War officially ended at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865. There was a large division between the northern states (largely industrial) and the southern states (largely agrarian) over slavery, states’ rights, and westward expansion. The election of Lincoln was the last straw, and by one month after…

Beat the Heat

National Weather Service Meteorologist Sean Benedict (Source: NOAA's National Weather Service)

Marilu Trainor Multiple organizations, including the National Weather Service, Arizona Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control, have posted some important summer heat tips on their sites to help you keep your cool this summer. Why are Older Adults More Vulnerable? The CDC states older adults, those aged 65 and older, are particularly…

Happy Footnotes from the SunBird Library

Nancy Smith When May’s warm, gentle face appears She smiles away our fears. Green buds of hope are everywhere Pick a few that you can share. Look at the sunsets Smile to a friend We travel this road To a hopeful end.

Sunrise in SunBird

Jamie Morgan As the sun peeked above the horizon, the golf carts gathered for a dazzling Easter Sunrise right here in SunBird. The gorgeous morning brought well over 100 people together to celebrate the mighty Resurrection of Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior. With beautiful music and a short message by Hank Miller, we…

Word of the Month: Ontology

David Zapatka Last month’s column on “negentropy” elicited this response from a reader, “My thermodynamics class was at 8 a.m., and I slept through that particular law. Thanks for the review, albeit a little late to do anything with it.” There’s an art to scheduling university classes, and avoiding 8 a.m. classes was one of…

May Flowers for All Occasions

Say it with flowers from Crystal Cards.

Bobbie Reed Crystal Cards with bouquets of May flowers celebrate the season. Think of sending a lovely greeting card to a friend or relative to wish them a happy birthday, or to thank them or just acknowledge them. No special occasion is needed to say, “I’m thinking of you.” Crystal Cards are “recycled,” since they…