Category: Generals

Please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager, Neighbors Who Care “Won’t you be my neighbor?” were the iconic lyrics sung by the late Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, on his children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which first aired nationally in 1968. It has been a while since Mister Rogers graced the airways, but he has once…

NAILS program to feature acclaimed local author

Catherine Hammond This summer, New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, presents a reading by Phoenix writer Andrea Avery. On July 12 at 10:00 a.m., the author will read from her memoir, Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano. The book chronicles Ms. Avery’s journey from promising classical pianist diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis…

Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

  Message from the President Anne Montgomery Summer is upon us with several large and small community projects underway or completed. The much-anticipated expansion and remodel of the Cottonwood Lounge & Grill restrooms should be close to completion. This project includes adding automatic sliding doors at the main entrance to the facility. Further community enhancements…

Sun Lakes Country Club

  Diamondbacks Baseball Trips Dates: July 31, August 25 and September 17 Time: Tuesday, July 31, bus departs SLCC at 11:00 a.m. Location: SLCC Parking Lot/Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ Cost: $45 Enjoy suite-level seats, round-trip bus transportation and all-you-can-eat food at Chase Field! Tickets will go on sale for each game after the previous game…

Maricopa County Reads

  Maricopa County Reads is an online summer reading program for all ages! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” The program runs throughout June and July and emphasizes the fun of reading, building your home library and community. Starting June 1, you can log your reading and community experiences to earn points, unlock badges and…

Reach Out Sun Lakes sees encouraging results

  Ellen Engel Collections of staple food items and cash contributions from our Sun Lakes contributing organizations during June by Reach Out Sun Lakes (ROSL) brought forth 222.5 pounds of grocery items and $957 in cash contributions, a remarkably satisfying outcome for what is normally a very slow season for us because of the absence…

Ways to honor a veteran

  Karen Shaffer 1. Attend events, such as the Memorial Day Service held annually at the Flag Pole Pavilion near the SLCC. Hear the tributes to our veterans and stories from veterans, such as Arden Rowley, former POW during the Korean War. 2. Donate to the Poppy Drive held each year to fund services for…

SLUMC hosts Ice Cream Social

  Jean Wheeler Don’t miss our worship service on Sunday, July 1, at 9:00 a.m. featuring the “Red Mountain Brass.” Then cool off in our Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. with a bowl of ice cream at our annual ice cream social and patriotic singalong led by our music director, Cris Evans. The events are…

Keeping your pets safe from snake encounters

  Summer is here, and the chance of encountering a snake rises. The summer heat fosters conditions that snakes love. Dry, arid conditions allow snakes to thrive and/or drive them into the comfort of your yard or home. Most snakes that have been found in our populated neighborhoods have been carried in under cars and…

Why have an indoor walking track?

  Carmela Hopkins Currently, we have no indoor walking track in Sun Lakes. Here’s why I think we would benefit from an indoor walking track: Health and Safety: 1. Its level, nonslip walking surface helps prevent trips/stumbles. 2. Its cushioned surface is easy on joints and easy on falls. 3. It is out of the…