Category: June 2022

Palm Trees

Bonnie Marcus, Community Administrator With summer approaching, it is almost time to begin trimming your palm trees. Please do not do them too early. The palm flowers will begin to come out around the end of May and June. After your palm flowers and the fruit sticks have grown out, this is the best time…

Manager’s Report

Well, it’s officially hot in SunBird. Although the temperatures are rising into the triple digits, the work continues on with many planned maintenance and improvement projects. Each year SunBird has planned, budgeted, and scheduled many of these projects to keep the buildings, facilities, and equipment updated and in great condition. This year, here are some…

Thinning Fruit Trees

The SunBird Fruit Picking Team has a request of all the homeowners who have fruit trees. After your trees are picked, it is time to trim and thin out the trees. By thinning out the trees, it makes it safer for the volunteers who are picking the fruit. They return from picking with torn shirts…

Notes from the Board of Directors Meeting

Chuck Heitbrink, HOA Board Secretary The following are notes from the Board of Directors Business Meeting of April 25, held in the ballroom. Members present: Steve Seel, Lisa Onyx, Jim Anderson, Dan Buescher, Dirk Close, Chuck Heitbrink, and Manager Layne Varney The meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. by President Steve Seel. There were…

Is Your Yard Weed-Free?

ACC Committee SunBird homeowners are solely responsible for keeping their property free of all dead/dying weeds. The warmer weather we’ve been having, accompanied by rain, will start bringing out the weeds! It is strongly advised to have your yard sprayed with a pre-emergent, and the best time to have this done is now. Please remember to…

Blood Drive Set for Friday, June 3

The Sun Lakes Posse will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The address is 9531 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes. The event will be in the meeting room with plenty of space to comply with social distancing requirements. Here are the basic requirements to…

Did You Know?

The golf course relies on two sources of irrigation water to keep our course and common areas green. We have a privately owned (by the SunBird Golf Club) deep water well located within the walls of Sunbird. It is 600 feet deep and is serviced by one 150-horsepower electric pump. Pickleball got its start in Bainbridge…

Word of the Month: Capo

David Zapatka While listening to the Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks tune, “I Have a Capo on my Brain,” last night, I thought, how could a “capo” be on a brain, and secondly, haven’t I heard this word used in another context? The movie The Godfather came to mind. This sparked research into this word.…

Fun in the Sun with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Summer means a lot of time in the sun. It’s important to be prepared with only the best natural products so that you and your family can make the most of your sun-filled break. Even though Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” Arizona actually has, on average, more sunny days. We are…