Category: Community News

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In Passing

Ned Delk Ned Delk, age 81, passed away on May 21, 2022, after a long illness. He spent the last year in a private care home. Ned and Carol Delk came down to SunBird from Lindstrom, Minn., and purchased their home in 2013 as snowbirds. In 2017 they moved here full time. Ned retired after…

Welcome New Neighbors

Marietta La Rosa Hometown/State: Chandler, Ariz. Marietta’s interests include crafting, bingo, walking and training dogs and cats, and dancing. Jill Inman Hometown/State: Lancaster, Calif. Jill has two children Stacy Carovillano Hometown/State: California Stacy is divorced and has two children. She enjoys cooking and shopping. Cecelia Dedich Hometown/State: Chesterland, Ohio Cecelia was married for 52 years…

Word of the Month: Sniglet

David Zapatka Thirteen months ago, we went off the beaten path of dictionary words when reader Debbie M. wrote, “Hello, I enjoy your column and want to offer a suggestion. ‘Orbisculate’ is a word not yet in the dictionary. I think we should help the young people who are trying to get this word into…

Donations Wanted

Donations are being requested by One Small Step – Clothes Cabin. They are looking for travel-size toiletries to make hygiene kits for the homeless community. Toiletries may include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, bodywash, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. Any travel-size items are welcome. A donation bin has been placed in the Poster Room located across from…

The Wholeness of a Nation

Rev. Derrick Elliott Last July 4, many houses of worship joined the United States in celebrating Independence Day, marking the day this country declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. This day is characterized by the explosion of fireworks, parades, BBQs, concerts, and family reunions—a day where all citizens gathered together to…

News From the Sky: Phoenix Sky Harbor Debuts New Concourse

Phoenix Sky Harbor Debuts New Concourse Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Visitors to the new Terminal 4 Eighth Concourse will be charmed with spectacular views, an array of national and local businesses, and state-of-the art technology, like windows with electrochromic glazing that automatically adjust tint levels based on the sun’s location. The new concourse at…

U.S. Military History: The Star-Spangled Banner

Ross Dunfee At the outset of the 19th century, Great Britain was locked in a long and bitter conflict with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. Both France and Great Britain attempted to block the United States from trading with the other, and restrict the USA from westward expansion. Beginning in 1812, Napoleon began to encounter the first…

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. Broadway in the Desert Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Aug. 22-25, 2022 Price: $825 pp/double; $975 pp/single Flagstaff Culture +…