Category: June 2021

Grilling Time

Marilu Trainor It’s grilling time! Seven out of 10 adults own a grill, smoker, or BBQ. Enjoy those tasty meals safely and avoid a disaster by adhering to a few safety tips from the Goodyear Fire Department. The Stats: * From 2014 to 2018, grills, hibachis, smokers, and barbeques accounted for 10,600 home fires annually,…

Cowboys, Rustlers, and the Pleasant Valley War Gila Co., Arizona:A Once in a Lifetime Adventure for Serious Arizona History Buffs

Bob Stuart Arizona Pathfinders, a nonprofit volunteer group of the Arizona Historical Society, is conducting a five-day tour (Thursday through Monday) on Sept. 9 to 13, 2021, to one of the most beautiful valleys in Arizona, tucked under the Mogollon Rim. This was the site of America’s bloodiest decade of frontier violence. It exploded into…

Let Joyful Downsizing Simplify Your Life—Fridge and Freezer

Kim Kubsch This is the seventh in a series of articles featuring techniques for decluttering your home—one room at a time. As owner of Joyful Downsizing and a Sun Lakes resident for over 12 years, I am passionate about helping boomers and seniors declutter to simplify their lives, organize the remaining items, and downsize unwanted…

WOTM: Enough

David Zapatka Have you had enough? How much is enough? Enough of what? Enough stuff? Enough politics? Enough religion? Enough of some person? Enough of some activity? What does enough really mean? Reader and sister Judy Haberstroh says, “I came across this excerpt and thought the word enough may be a good one for your…

Friday 9-Hole Couples Group

Marilyn Klooster with her hole-in-one

Jamie Morgan Come one! Come all! Summer may be way too hot around here, but you can be cool and join the fun every Friday morning at 7 a.m. Come and get to know other golfers, enjoy golfing, and engage in lots of laughter. It is a great time to play with your spouse, a…

Manager’s Report

Layne Varney, General Manager The weather this spring has been great for enjoying the outdoors and life. During the month of May, the temperature has been in the 90s, for the most part, and on a few occasions, reached the low 100s. In June the temperatures are expected to rise to 110. Although the weather…

Fire Safety

SunBird Safety Task Force Can you think of anything more frightening or destructive than a fire in your home? Unfortunately, they happen more often than we think. How can the fires start, and how can you try to prevent them? * Forgetting you have food cooking on the stove. Set a timer when cooking something that…

Chandler SunBird Lions Club

Lion Arlene Block Chandler SunBird Lions Club collected blankets and clothing for those in need for World Service Day. All items were delivered to the Clothes Cabin. Thank you to all who helped to make this so successful. Many people will benefit from your kindness.

People Love to Golf

Pictured (left to right) are Karen Snowden-Jones, Jan Griffin, and Carol Delk.

Gail Schroeder Our SunBird Golfing Niners continue to golf, but our numbers are dwindling due to many returning to their home states for the summer. We will miss them. There are some positives for those of us who live in SunBird year-round: It is easier to get Tee times, the traffic is lighter, and service…