Category: July 2018

Hardy souls continue year-round tennis at Cottonwood

Penny Petersen When it’s 82 degrees at 7:00 a.m. and 110 degrees by noon, it takes hardy souls to venture onto the tennis court. Normal play times for the Cottonwood Tennis Club are 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. But nobody in their right mind would subject themselves to heat stroke. So, in the summer, CTC…

Hi Neighbor

Norm Noble Wednesday, May 14, 1930, was a slow news day at the Cleveland Press. They even missed the birth of Gordon Lynch. Eighty-eight years ago, they also missed other notables born that year – like Neil Armstrong, Sean Connery, Warren Buffett, Steve McQueen, Ray Charles, Clint Eastwood and Sandra Day O’Connor. When Gordon was…

Rotary Club has fascinating speakers this month

  Norm Noble On Tuesday, July 17, Adrian Christopher, Director of Community Relations for the Park at Copper Creek, will be the Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s speaker. The Park at Copper Creek is a Koelsch retirement community for independent living. He will be sharing about his life and the excitement that surrounds it. As he…

Light the Way

Ann Posiviata The Sun Lakes Camera Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America, an international organization catering to the photographic, educational and informational needs of its members. PSA allows participants to learn via virtual online workshops with global participants. The classes are more intimate, allowing for more in-depth and proprietary education. As…

“Boys of Summer” softball season underway

  Larry Wolfe The Boys of Summer, written by Roger Kahn, is a baseball classic. The title of the book refers to the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s, a talented team that usually won the National League pennant only to lose the World Series to those Damn Yankees. In Sun Lakes, we have our own…

Record-setting year for senior softball

Larry Wolfe The 2017-18 softball year, including our fall, winter and spring sessions, saw seven individual hitting records set. It was truly the “year of the hitter.” As promised in last month’s Splash, this is our annual overview of the major statistics that baseball and softball players and fans love to analyze. There are many…

Boll Weevil theology

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Years ago, my wife and I drove through the small town of Enterprise, Alabama – not exactly a vacation destination for most people. But there is an attraction there you won’t see anywhere else in the world. In the town square there is a 13-foot-high…

IWLN most improved golfers

Nancy Davis, Publicity Most Improved Golfers: On April 11, President Denise Fleshner hosted our general meeting and brunch and announced the IWLN “Most Improved Golfers” for 2017. Denise awarded the first-place Most Improved Golfer to Denise Lott and the runner-up Most Improved Golfer to Barb Sletto. Both of the ladies were given a certificate to…

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…