Category: Features

In Passing

  James “Jim” Lamparski James “Jim” Lamparski, born on September 17, 1960, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, passed away at age 57 on April 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. “Jim” is son to Angelene M. Lamparski and the late Robert L. Lamparski; loving husband to Karsel Mark-Lamparski; father of Nicole Anne, who will forever see him…

Word of the day: Hoedown

  David Zapatka Listening to classical music this morning as I do every morning and evening, I heard Aaron Copland’s familiar Hoe-Down classic. I’ve always thought a hoedown was a country-style social gathering with dance and music. Right on track, the upbeat and catchy Copland tune comes from his score to the ballet Rodeo, which…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc

  Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager We love to celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Days with special meals, thoughtful gifts and sentimental greeting cards. Whether we’re near or far from our parents or those who are like parents to us, these holidays give us the chance to let our loved ones know how much we care.…

Centennial birthday bash at the Perfect Place

  It was party time at The Perfect Place on Friday afternoon, May 11, as we held our annual Centennial Birthday Bash. This year’s guests of honor were Sarah Getty, celebrating her 100th birthday, and Jean Arthur, celebrating her 101st birthday. The Perfect Place, an adult daycare facility, knows how to throw a party! The party began…

The Remodeling Corner

  Janet Cook In the days before Pinterest and Houzz, to get an idea for remodeling, one either had to buy magazines or travel around to model homes and take photos. Social media makes gathering ideas and images easy. We can do it right from home! Blog articles that synthesize what professional journals are reporting…

Spotlight On Advertiser: The Kolb Team is growing!

  Becky Kolb We welcome Jamie Twarogowski as the Marketing Assistant at The Kolb Team/Keller Williams Integrity First Realty. She brings over 18 years of marketing, sales and public relations expertise to The Kolb Team. In her current role, Jamie works to organize and lead market expansion strategies. The Kolb Team leads the Sun Lakes…

Conservation Corner

  Pauline Lee In 2000, Terry Wahls, a young, athletic doctor, began to develop multiple sclerosis (MS). Even with proper medical attention, she became wheelchair bound within four years and appeared destined to a limited life. However, she researched modern nutritional studies dealing with the brain, nerves and muscles, experimented on herself by taking added…

Howard J. Rudge, Man of the Year

  Ed Lamers On April 26, Howard J. Rudge was Positive Path’s East Valley Man of the Year at their annual A Night of Heroes Gala. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Howard earned a chemical engineering degree from Bucknell University and a law degree from George Washington University. After a lengthy and productive career at…