Category: September 2020

Tennis with Coach Kwong

IronOaks tennis coach Coach Kwong is conducting his weekly clinics Monday through Friday mornings. If you are interested in a fun class with music and high energy, consider cardio tennis. This class is not only fun, but you can practice your tennis skills. The ball machine class helps you build on your swings for ball…

Thank You, Sun Lakes

Kathy Skrei The five-year history of The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation has one constant, the support and generosity of the residents of our communities. Our many small fundraising activities have always been met with enthusiastic support. The foundation relies on the small fundraising events to help fund many of the grants we give to…

Korean War Veterans News

Chapter Commander Leon “Skip” Johnson The Korean War Veterans is an organization made up of veterans of the Korean War and others who have an interest in helping the cause of the many who are in need of help for their friends or family members. During normal times, the Korean veterans would be meeting monthly at…

The “Magic of Raymond” Charity Show Scheduled Nov. 7

Ray Texeira Being a stage magician, I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite trick?” Well, it’s “sawing people in half.” Next question—Any brothers or sisters? “Yes, I have one half-brother and two half-sisters.” The Magic of Raymond charity show is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, with two shows—a matinee around 1 p.m. and an evening show…

River Road Ramblers

Helen Daley The Arizona Classic Jazz Society (ACJS) is ready to start its new season of music performed by our very talented Arizona bands specializing mostly in Traditional Jazz. Sept. 20 will feature the River Road Ramblers Jazz Band from Tucson. The band is led by tubist John Prokop. Their plan for September is to…

Sun Lakes Chorale Will Not Resume in September

Yvonne Orlich It is with heavy hearts that the Sun Lakes Chorale must announce that we will not be reconvening in September. In accordance with state and county COVID-19 guidelines, we have determined that for the safety of our members and staff, we will suspend any rehearsals until further notice. Therefore, our annual Holiday Concert…

Happy Anniversary!

Carol and Doug Ruff Rachel Rojas Carol and Doug Ruff celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a virtual card shower held by their children and families. The two were married in Chadron, Neb., on Aug. 15, 1970. They are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren.

Desert Artists Club Memories

Fall social event of 2019

Sue Sindelar Hello all DAC members. Here we are in September of 2020. Quite a different time in our lives from last year when we had a fun social gathering at Maynard Iverson’s home in September. There was great conversation, delicious food, and we all had a wonderful experience. This was a happier time, free…

Word of the Month: Dendrology

David Zapatka The poll results of the July WOTM column regarding the question, “Is it ‘It’s a few more miles still’ or is it ‘It’s a few more miles yet?’” posed by reader Sally Teusch are in and they are very interesting. There was one vote for ‘still,’ three votes for ‘yet,’ and four votes…