Category: Features

Conservation Corner

Pesticide – Part 2 Pauline Lee Man has made chemicals to eliminate insects, animals or weeds that are considered to be pests by us. Unfortunately, these pesticides also harm man, other beneficial beings and our environment. Some alternative methods to fighting the pests commonly found around our homes will be discussed. There are several natural…

Sun Lakes residents win big!

Left to right: Tom Rainville, Mags Lackner and Pete Lackner

Lorri Morgan Tom Rainville traveled to Portland, Oregon, in July to participate in Orchard Hills Country Club Member/Guest with member Pete Lackner. The team finished first in their flight. Special thanks go to Mags Lackner for allowing Pete to play in the golf tournament on their anniversary weekend.

Chandler Cultural Foundation seeks Sun Lakes Community input to shape Chandler Center for the Arts’ future

Tobin Ernst The Chandler Cultural Foundation, which facilitates programming and fund development for Chandler Center for the Arts, is getting ready to implement marketing research to build a comprehensive plan, thanks in part to a pair of grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. As part of the…

Word of the Month: Obdurate

David Zapatka Do you have any stubborn people in your life, possibly a relative, friend, co-worker or someone you have interaction with for various other reasons? Thanks to reader Kim Park, if you don’t already use this month’s word, you will have a new way to describe that behavior. Obdurate – adjective ob·du·rate ˈäb-də-rət, -dyə-; äb-ˈdu̇r-ət,…

In Passing

Jean Proctor Bunting Jean Proctor Bunting, 98, passed away on August 7, 2017, at the Renaissance in Sun Lakes, Arizona. She was born on December 24, 1918, in Lake Forest, Illinois. Jean married Ken Proctor in March, 1945, and had 40 loving years traveling the world as an Air Force wife for 21 of those.…

Dogs and seniors: It’s a win-win

I have been saying this for years! Now there is a recent study to back me up! Take heart, our kids will help you achieve your healthy goals! We love to share information; Dogs Naturally is an all-natural, holistic magazine written by holistic veterinarians that offers webinars to learn and interact with holistic veterinarians and ask…

CAP celebrates Carolyn Barran’s retirement

CAP Life Member Carolyn Barrans (left) and CAP Executive Board Member Pat Weitzel; photo by LouAnn Sedgwick

The fire district’s Community Assistance Program for Sun Lakes of the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority celebrated the “retirement” of Charter Member Carolyn Barrans at their monthly meeting. Barrans, who joined CAP 17 years ago when it began and was originally affiliated with the Neighbors Who Care organization, was honored with a cake that brought…