Category: Features

Sun Lakes residents win local dance competition

Patricia Koepp and Bill Gosiak are now qualified to compete in the Arizona Two-Step State Championships!

Patricia Koepp, pickleball player and author of the children’s book series Mr. Mittens and Bill Gosiak, well known Realtor and tennis player, won a qualifying dance competition held at Bourbon Jacks in downtown Chandler July 7. With the win, they now qualify to compete in the Arizona Two-Step State Championships being held August 7 at the…

Word Of The Month

Empath Dave Zapatka Born in fiction novels and movies, this month’s word of the month, “empath,” has found its way into the field of psychology and common vernacular. Derived from the Greek “em” (in) and “pathos” (feeling), the term empath means one who is able to feel into others’ thoughts and feelings. Empaths are highly…

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer - image of Dudley provided by John Miguel

Arizonans have settled into the depths of the summer heat. We barely notice the difference between 115 and 110 degree temperatures. So what does one do while the sun beats down on us? We travel. We enjoy the many lakes, such as Mormon Lake or Roosevelt Lake. We explore the caverns of Arizona. We hike…

In Passing

Richard Lawrence Bither

Richard Lawrence Bither Richard Lawrence Bither, 78, of Sun Lakes, AZ, went to join his Lord on July 3, 2015. Dick was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on July 4, 1936 to Earl and Paula Bither. His parents and his twin brother, Bob, preceded him in death. Dick was an avid golfer. He and his twin…

Wine 102 event August 6

Patty Dennehy, Library Paraprofessional Come on over to the Ed Robson Library on Thursday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. for Wine 102: Wines and Wine Pairing. Sommelier David Newton returns to the library for an informative and entertaining presentation on the different types of wines as well as how to pair with foods. A nice,…

Unit 39 Ladies Luncheon planned

Donna Haugland The next gathering of Unit 39 will be Wednesday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the Olive Garden across from Chandler Fashion Place Mall, 3430 W. Chandler Blvd. If you would like to make a reservation please e-mail Donna Haugland at dshaugland@gmail.com by July 31. Reservations are needed by August 1.

Happy Anniversary

Grandma and Grandpa and their six grandkids (Pat, Dick, McKenzie, Casey, Patrick, Hanna, Haley and Nicholas).

Pat and Dick Kruse celebrate 60th Anniversary Dick and Pat Kruse, Anchorage residents and also snowbirds in Sun Lakes, AZ, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Newport, Oregon. They met in 1953 when Dick happened to stop by the place where Pat and her nursing friends were having a party and Dick was home…

Ask Your Agents

Dear Tammy and Cheri, I have wanted to visit Israel for a quite a while, but for some reason have never got around to it. What do you think about a short trip of about eight days around the end of March? Would that allow for enough time to see the highlights and is it…

Karaoke and dancing

Double the fun at Sun Lakes Country Club’s Mulligan’s located In the Pro Shop Lounge on Saturday, August 8 from 7:00-? p.m. and then again on Saturday, August 22 from 7:00-? p.m. The lounge will be serving food. Mark your calendar for another fun evening of singing and dancing. If you have been to karaoke…

Spotlight On Advertiser

Generosity is good for your health Kristin Saiz Several studies in recent years show the positive health effects of giving to charity. Reduced stress and blood pressure, longer life and lower levels of depression are just a few. But many people overlook their life insurance policy as a giving option. Not only is this an…