Category: Community News

Welcome Back to SunBird!

The Community Church of SunBird meets to worship every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. If you are a snowbird or full-time resident and are looking for a church home, look no further. This is a great opportunity to meet members of our SunBird community and make new friends! We welcome you to join us as we…

November Checklist for Safe Holiday Lighting

Marilu Trainor Yes, it’s that time of the year to drag out the boxes of holiday lights. These pretty decorations don’t come without risk, though. Falls, electrocution, and shorting out are real possibilities. With proper preparation and safe practices, you can avoid those dangerous situations while decorating. “We respond to calls that involve falls from…

Returning Residents/Renters

Bonnie Marcus, Community Administrator Welcome back to SunBird! It is great seeing everyone and returning to a little more normalcy. I would like to remind everyone that when you return, drop by the HOA office and say hello. We have two new part-time employees at the front desk, Karen and Sue. We will update your…

2021 Wreaths Across America Event

Mark Whitaker The time is fast approaching for the 2021 (sixth annual) Chandler Wreaths Across America Day event, which will be held at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery. The event is scheduled for the third Saturday in December, which is Dec. 18 this year. The Chandler event began and continues as an…

Golf Course Carvings

Duane Dub, Vice-President SBGC In 2021 we are showcasing the golf course carvings by highlighting a carving (or two) each month. Let us start with the history. In 2006 Leo Buries, our golf course manager, was left with dead and downed trees from the monsoon season. Rather than pay for the removal of the stumps,…

Voulez-Vous Parler Francais Ce Soir? (Do You Want to Speak French Tonight?)

Mark Hall Est-ce qu’il y a des francophiles a SunBird? Mardi le 23 novembre de 17h a 18h30, vous serez le bienvenue de nous rejoindre chez moi a 6351 S. Sawgrass pour une “happy hour” de conversation francaise. Textez-moi (970-281-9918) pour plus d’informations. A bientot! Are there any Francophiles in SunBird? On Tuesday, Nov. 23,…

In Passing

Colleen Ann Williams My mother Colleen Ann Williams moved to SunBird two years ago after moving here from California. She was more than proud to buy her own home. Looking back, it was like this special place was always waiting for her. After recently retiring from Intel, she soaked up long days of golf with…

Word of the Month: Contronym

David Zapatka Reader and dear friend Ellen Engel suggested I look at Mental Floss’ article on contronyms. I subscribed to Mental Floss for years and enjoyed the magazine. Today, you can only read it online, as its print version has been discontinued. Contronym noun con·​tro·​nym | ˈkän-trə-ˌnim variant – contranym: a word having two meanings that contradict one…

Time Is of the Essence…

Marianna Buescher I want to share with you our experience the morning that my husband had a stroke, so that you will be able to see the signs if something similar happens to you. It was 5 a.m., and Dan was getting ready to go play pickleball. He said something to me, and it sounded…