Category: Features

Conservation Corner

Recycling treasures Pauline Lee Isn’t it easy to spend $5, $10, $20 or more to buy a book, a CD or DVD, or a jigsaw puzzle as a treat for yourself or someone special? All these objects are well made and can tolerate being used multiple times. Thus, it’s no wonder some conservation-minded residents in…

Word of the Month: Perspicacious

David Zapatka Perspicacious – per·spi·ca·cious, /pərspəˈkāSHəs/ Adjective – 1. Having a ready insight into and understanding of things. 2. Of acute mental vision or discernment, keen. 3. Having or showing an ability to notice and understand things that are difficult or not obvious. Perspicaciously – adverb. Perspicaciousness, perspicacity – noun. First known use 1548 from Latin perspicācitās (“discernment”), from Latin perspicax (“sharp-sighted”), from perspiciō (“look…

This really is our Margaret

Jan Bobbett Our own Margaret Simkins has just published her memoir. What a 10-year feat! It’s called Peace, Love and Harmony … Aren’t Just Words. Anyone who has started a memoir knows some of the challenges, such as focusing on readers who are intimates while not forgetting the broader audience, balancing stories about oneself with…

Sun Lakes author publishes murder mystery

Russ Smith, a 10-year resident of Oakwood, recently wrote and published a “who did it” thriller entitled Table 29 – A Murder Mystery. The story is about the eight people who are seated at the same table in the first-class dining room of a luxury ocean liner on a transatlantic crossing. The reader, after getting…

The Remodeling Center

  Janet Cook With the growth in popularity of online forums like Houzz (40 million users) and Pinterest (150 million users) rather than experts trying to predict what they are seeing as up-and-coming home remodeling design trends for 2018, homeowners are mining data from these sites of what is gaining in popularity. Of course, the…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Eric Ehst, Executive Director, Neighbors Who Care How important is your access to medical care? How would you cope if you were unable to drive and needed to get to the doctor? In 2017, Neighbors Who Care volunteers transported 400 of your homebound friends, family and neighbors to 4,800 medical appointments. Although some trips were…

In Passing

John Barrett Bittinger (Jack) John Barrett Bittinger (Jack), 82, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away at Chandler Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born in Dayton, Pennsylvania, on September 17, 1935, to Clinton Bittinger and Clara Mae Barrett Bittinger. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School…

2 Your Health: Keep your teeth longer

Dr. Suneeta Annamareddy, D.D.S. Today’s older adults keep their natural teeth much longer than older adults of the past. There is less of a need for false teeth, i.e., complete or partial dentures. Yet, with the natural teeth that remain, there is a risk for tooth decay (also called cavities) and gum disease. These are…

Happy Anniversary

  Janet Myrick Chuck and Janet Myrick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the exact same day that they were married, December 16, in 1967. The celebration was performed during their week stay at Sandals, South Coast, Jamaica. Playing in a pickleball tournament vacation and then noticing it was during their anniversary, they decided to…

What is your pet thinking? Part II

D. Williams Last month, cat tails – this month is all about dogs and their tails. Ever wish you knew what your pet was thinking? You can, just watch his tail. There are as many types of dog tails as dog breeds. Though it is fun to try to guess what our dogs are thinking…