Category: Features

Dollars and Sense – April 2015

Francisco P. Sirvent

Editor’s Note: “Dollars and Sense” is a new column in the Sun Lakes Splash dedicated to financial issues. This column is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information on the subject of personal finances. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to…

Word of the Month – April 2015

David Zapatka Reader and fellow Wisdom Seeker book-reading club member, Margaret Simkins, suggested a very long yet interesting word many of us may not recognize but are likely familiar with when listening to comedians or satirists; paraprosdokian. Paraprosdokian (/pærəprɒsˈdoʊkiən/) is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is…

Ask Your Agents – April 2015

In this month’s column, we would like to share some exciting news and the positive transformations happening at El Sol Travel in Sun Lakes, Arizona! It gives us great pleasure to announce the upcoming opening of our new location in the state of Oregon. Tamela Sikorski will be relocating to Bend, Oregon in support of…

The Remodeling Corner – April 2015

2015 Best Kitchen and Bath Industry Show The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, known as KBIS, is the largest home remodeling professional event that showcases the latest and greatest products. KBIS sponsors a competition to judge the year’s best products based on quality, durability, flexibility, design, and innovation. You may want to look into…

Happy Anniversary – April 2015

Liv and Svein

Liv and Svein Jenshus It is hard to believe how time passes when you have fun. We have just celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss and friendship. At sea, we invented the Love Boat coming from Norway in 1953 and have never gotten the credit for it! We celebrated our anniversary onboard ship, cruising the Caribbean…

Veterans’ Voice – April 2015

Art Sloane I recently wrote about the Senator McFarland Memorial in Wesley Boland Plaza in front of the Arizona State House thinking it was the only one to honor of the founder of the GI Bill. There is also a beautiful memorial to Senator McFarland in the Veterans Garden at Mesa Community College. It is…

Conservation Corner – April 2015

Pauline Lee The 45th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22. It will be celebrated globally by more than a billion people in more than 192 countries with the goal of planting one billion seeds/trees in support for environment protection. It will be a part of the biggest grassroots effort in history,…

The Hot Spot – April 2015

Sun Lakes Fire Board Members reflect on Bob Price’s legacy Brian Curry After a recent Sun Lakes Fire Board meeting, long time board members Forrest Kohler, Mike Sellers and Bob Price’s widow Diane reflected on Bob’s long service to the Sun Lakes community. Price was a long time fire board member himself until he was…

2 Your Health – Reading this could help you look better

Dr. John Bass

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…

In Passing – April 2015

Arlene Smith

Kenneth Richard Brockman Kenneth Richard Brockman, 85, died Friday, February 20 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. He leaves his beloved wife of eight years, Gloria (Blechschmidt) Brockman; his daughter and son Lani and Chad Brockman, step children, Geoff and Ginger, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many, many close friends. He was…