Category: Community News

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…

Do I Really Need Golf Cart Insurance?

Something that many may not be aware of is golf cart insurance. Normally, one may think, “I don’t really need golf cart insurance, as I do not take my golf cart outside of the community, and only operate it within the private roads or golf course of SunBird.” Other thoughts may be, “If my golf…

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…

Thank You for Donating to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank

Julie Hayman I want to thank everyone for donating food to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank for the past 10-plus years. The other volunteers at the food bank and I have appreciated your generosity all these years. As of June 15, there will no longer be a donation box for the food bank in the clubhouse.…

Trips and Tours

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or [email protected] Utah Mighty 5 from Las Vegas Departs first Sunday monthly Price: $1,850 pp/double; $2,099 pp/single Airfare is additional. Bearizona and Lunch June 16, 2022 Price: $129 per person Prescott Bluegrass Festival June 25, 2022 Price: $99 per person Sierra…

Welcome New Neighbors

Lynda Daley Hometown/State: Chandler, Ariz. Lynda was married for 48 years and is now widowed. She has two children. David Edington Hometown/State: Colorado Springs, Colo. David is a widower. He enjoys golf, art, and walking. Kevin and Stephanie Fawcett Hometown/State: Alborn, Minn. Kevin and Stephanie have been married 30 years and have three children. Jane…

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.…

Crystal Cards Donations Top $65,000

Bobbie Reed The Crystal Card Project has donated more than $65,000 to My Sister’s Place since the project began in 2016. This money has been used to help families escaping domestic violence. The needs for these families are sometimes unimaginable. They typically leave with few or no possessions. Their abuser often holds their birth certificates,…

In Passing

Melvin (Mel) Duane Flinkman Melvin (Mel) Duane Flinkman passed away suddenly on Friday, April 8, 2022. He was 88 years old. He was born Dec. 21, 1933, to Eino W. Flinkman and Elsie D. (Carlson) in Enumclaw, Wash., where he spent most of his life before moving to Chandler, Ariz. Graduating from Enumclaw High School…