Category: Features

2 Your Health – February 2015

The discovery of penicillin was an early example of ground breaking medical advancements, changing the course of modern medicine.

Editor’s Note: “2 Your Health” is a new column in the Sun Lakes Splash dedicated to health issues. Each month different doctors and or medical associations, from varying specialties, will be writing on issues of importance. Articles are based on experiences and independent research conducted by the doctors or medical associations. We encourage anyone considering…

The Remodeling Corner – February 2015

Janet Cook Each year the largest social media site for home remodeling and construction, Houzz, conducts a national survey on what is trending with homeowners. Houzz facilitates the gathering of photos of projects that can be copied to an individual’s idea book, to help define what one wants their home to look like. Here are…

Valentines = Volunteer

Brody asks, “Are you my new family?”

What a wonderful idea! Giving heartfelt love by volunteering! And what better way than to involve your best friend, your pet! There are many opportunities for pets to get involved; the following are just a few ideas. 1. Donate pet blood. We all acknowledge the need for human blood, but there is also a need…

Travel tips

Where in the world is the Solovetsky Islands? Most of us have never heard of these islands. They are situated in the western part of the White Sea, less than 100 miles from the Arctic Circle, and consist of six big and many small islands. There are several things to see, such as the Solovetsky…

The Hot Spot – February 2015

Co-leaders of the HLAOA group Regina Milgroom (left) and Liz Booth present SLFD members firefighter Roggeman, Captain Dimerling and firefighters Moreni and Johnson with a certificate thanking them for their presentation. (Photos and caption by Brian Curry).

Captain Craig Dimerling and his crew from the Sun Lakes Fire Department recently spoke at the Hearing Loss Association of America, Sun Lakes chapter about fire safety issues and how they impact the hearing impaired. The SLFD Community Assistance Program also talked about the new flash drive initiative which provides medical information in an emergency.…

In Passing – February 2015

Michael Gregory Dickens

Dorothy (Darcy) Anderson Darcy died at Chandler Hospital on December 17. She was 90 years of age and died of a combination of infection and heart disease. Darcy will be remembered as sort of the Hello Dolly of Sun Lakes; a party giver and partygoer right up to the end. She grew up in Yonkers, New…

Veterans’ Voice – February 2015

Art Sloane VetJobs Veteran Eagle is a new website that I can recommend to all active duty and veterans. Jesse Ramirez, a former Navy veteran, has the chance to see again because of a new invention called eSight glasses. Unfortunately, these glasses cost $14,000 which the VA will not cover. The Reverend Joseph F. Matrishion,…

Word of the Month – February 2015

Liminality David Zapatka There is a modern scholarly concept known as liminality. Interestingly enough you may not be able to find this word in your dictionary. You may be able to find liminal, limen, supraliminal and subliminal. Liminal means of or relating to a sensory threshold; barely perceptible; of or relating to being an intermediate…

Ask Your Agents – February 2015

Dear Cheri and Tammy, We’ve been thinking about taking my family on a European vacation, but are not sure if it would be appropriate for the teens in the family. What are your thoughts? Signed, Clare and George Dear Clare and George, Travel can be life changing! It is transformational, eye-opening, exciting, wondrous and engaging…

Conservation Corner – February 2015

Recycling basics Pauline Lee The population in the U.S. is just 5 percent of the entire world’s population, yet we generate 40 percent of the world’s waste. This amounts to 1,690 pounds of trash per person per year. When solid waste is put into landfills, labor and energy are required to dispose of the trash…