Sisk Bocce Club wraps up another successful season

Officers for the Sisk Bocce Ball Club (l-r): Gary Vacin, Sue Donovan, Jane Cambridge, Roy Parfitt, Irene D’Aloisio, Sharon Bicchieri, Jim Roberts, Beth Derheim, Paul Hester, Diane Severa, and Harry…

The Hot Spot

Firefighter celebrates 20th anniversary Sun Lakes Fire District Chief Troy Maloney (left) congratulates firefighter Kirk McEnaney on his 20th anniversary with SLFD. McEnaney who started with Sun Lakes in 1996…

Art at the Lakes reports a banner year!

Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund check is presented to firefighters. Pictured left to right are Pat Merkle, Diane Hitt, Gary Neffenger, Susan Plouzek, Brandon Johnson, Martin Lain, Andrew Craker, Ari Barr and Nate Van Briesen.

Thanks to the many people who helped with Art at the Lakes this year, $5,200 was raised for the Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund! Art at the Lakes, held March 5, was alive with artists, food, music and raffle items! Firemen sold better than ever with their grilled hotdogs and hamburgers. Raffle items included about…

Speaking of Art

The Mitten from Monument Valley by Mika Baltyn.

  Being an artist is complicated business. First of all, artists are emotional and sensitive. We want you to like what we create. In our beginnings, we create works of art and wonder why we can’t paint exactly like someone else. Take Rembrandt, for instance. He painted pearls, brocade or lace like no other. Degas’…

Cottonwood’s Easter festivities

 The Easter festivities this year were absolutely awesome thanks to everyone’s help and perfect weather: Sun Lakes Fire Department, Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Department, Sun Lakes Lions Club, Sun Lakes Lions Breakfast Club, Rotary Club, Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s Play Horton Hatches An Egg, Recreation Department and Committee, Andy Hughes and the Pickleball volunteers, Mr. Bunny…

Horton hears enthusiastic applause

Susan Schlesinger as Maisie and Jim Nielsen as Horton delighted the audience at the March 26 performance.

Susan Schlesinger as Maisie and Jim Nielsen as Horton delighted the audience at the March 26 performance. This was the fifth year that Roger Edmonds has rounded up a cast, rehearsed and toured a play meant for area grade schools as a Sun Lakes Community Theatre (SLCT) educational outreach project. The troupe, consisting of about…

Classic Car Show in Sun Lakes

A ’38 fire engine. Photos by Royal Henry.

On Saturday, April 2, Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC celebrated the opening of their new office at 10440 E. Riggs Rd. in Sun Lakes by sponsoring a classic car show held in the parking lot of Riggs and Alma School Rd. Cactus Mountain Properties donated the funds to purchase the food and the Sun Lakes Fire…

Spotlight on Advertiser: Mountain Park Senior Living

Enjoy good times with friends at Mountain Park Senior Living!

Are the struggles of home maintenance becoming too much to bear? Is cooking or grocery shopping taking up time you’d rather be doing something else with? You’ve retired, so why are not enjoying the benefits of fun and convenient retirement? At Mountain Park Senior Living in Ahwatukee, we tend to all of the necessities like…

Bucket list fly fishing adventure

Tom Vitolo with his guide, Nato, and a bonefish

  My flight landed on time in Cancun to begin our adventure. The other guys should have landed about 30 minutes ahead of me. The plan was for everyone to meet at the Marriott Courtyard for dinner and then organize for the drive south to Xcalak the next morning. Everyone was on time; I was…

Wearing of the Green pickleball social

Participants at the mixed doubles social

Janet Myrick What a great time 60 participants had celebrating St Patrick’s Day in a mixed doubles social. Partners were decided from a blind draw. Our day started at 7:00 a.m. in order to set up our temporary nets and court lines for the extra four courts. This takes a team effort, which we had.…

Sun Lakes Lutheran Church news and worship times

Kay Irvin and Becky Merrill

Kay Irvin and Becky Merrill Marty Patton Kay Irvin and Becky Merrill, representing the Phoebe Circle at Sun Lakes Lutheran Church, presented Trinity Donovan, Director of the Chandler Christian Community Center a check for $500 from their fundraising efforts the past winter season. The Phoebe Circle is open to all women. In addition to raising…