Category: August 2017

All in the Family

Robert Sherman, former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal (left), Jonathan Miguel Klinker (center) and Pedro Carneiro, Consul of Portugal to the United States (right)

Jonathan Miguel Klinker, grandson of Dr. John and Barbara Miguel of Sun Lakes, recently received a scholarship from the Prince Henry the Navigator Society of Fall River, Massachusetts. Robert Sherman, former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, and Pedro Carneiro, Consul of Portugal to the United States, presented the scholarship on behalf of the society at its…

Qigong – an effective health practice

Kim Kubsch, Tai Chi – Qigong instructor

Kim Kubsch Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Many healthcare professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine. Especially for mature adults, Qigong creates an awareness of our internal health that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not emphasize the importance of…

Add this to your Hikes-I-Must-Do list

Tonto National Monument

The National Park Service calls it “Quintessential Arizona.” It is only accessible from November-April, and one needs to make a tour reservation to hike it. In an effort to reduce impact on this sensitive backcountry site, hikers are only permitted on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. There is one tour a day, and it leaves…

PVLGA Executive Board passes all tests

Liz DeMichael, Publicity An inquiry was held to evaluate the members of the PVLGA Executive Board. They willingly agreed to provide some “not so classified” information without the need for pro shop subpoenas having to be issued or a special prosecutor being named. What we learned is: Susan Lamb, President, has played golf for 28…

Desert Rivers Audubon Society

There is an interesting and diverse group of people who get together once a month for a program and socialization. These people are interested in birds. Of course, we have to have a name, and it is Desert Rivers Audubon Society (DRAS). Our monthly meetings are held October through March at 7:00 p.m. at the…

Retirement: Time to get to know the grandkids

Ray LaBranche Or is it? I retired five years ago, the first two years spent learning about my grandchildren. I have six grandkids, ages 5 to 19, and after moving back to Arizona, I spent the first two years learning about the sports they play, their educational accomplishments, their unbelievable music and the relationships they…

Sun Lakes Country Club

Upcoming August events Amerikiss Project Classes Date: August 3 and August 17 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Arts and Crafts Room Cost: Varies weekly depending on item being made – cost includes all materials. Join us for our newest event at Sun Lakes Country Club every first and third Thursday of the month! Amerikiss is an…

SLLGA 18 Holers results

Congratulations to Marci Koppelmaa for her first hole-in-one, Sun Lakes Country Club, hole No. 5

Nancy Field T’s and F’s – Flight 1: 1st Jan Fletcher, 2nd Julie Hamlin, 3rd (tie) Donna Smid, Pinky Kubiak; Flight 2: 1st Catherine Lajune, 2nd Donna Jones, 3rd (tie) Nancy Field, Pat Benson, Verna Bedient Best 9 of 18 – Flight 1: 1st Debra Emerick, 2nd (tie) Debbi Ebel, Karen Kolis, 3rd (tie) Pinky…

Niners June Golf results

Jim Wegman, Publicity Our league schedule has finally settled into a regular Friday play day at Oakwood with a 7:00 a.m. shotgun start. I would be remiss if I did not remind you that change is the natural order of things, so sign up for three weeks in advance and then check the schedule frequently…