Category: Features

Thank You, Friends

Carolyn Arkins A sincere thank you to everyone who sent cards and donations in memory of my husband, John Arkins. We knew Sun Lakes was a great place to live when we moved here nearly 28 years ago. The outpouring of comfort and support I have received from so many friends after John’s passing proved…

Veterans’ Voice

Help a veteran and save on your taxes Art Sloane Tax time is approaching in just a few months and I like many others are not looking forward to it, but there is a way to save and not give as much to the state but to worthy causes. If you are married you may…

In Passing

Nancy Ann Aho Nancy Ann Aho, 74, of Sun Lakes, passed away Friday, August 28, after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family. Nancy was born May 26, 1941 in Hibbing, Minnesota. She graduated from the Crystal Falls (Michigan) High School in 1960. On July 18, 1964, Nancy married David “Mike” Aho.…

Conservation Corner

Conserve health – sugar alert Pauline Lee Did you know that the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? This amount is equivalent to 350 calories and it adds up to over 70 pounds of sugar a year. Amazingly most people aren’t even aware of it. While we do sometimes add sugar…

Sun Lakes resident completes Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim

Sun Lakes resident Gary Sanford steps out of the water after completing the 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco Bay shore August 8.

Gary Vacin Sun Lakes resident Gary Sanford successfully completed the 1.5 mile Alcatraz Sharkfest swim from the former federal prison in San Francisco Bay to the shore at the Aquatic Club in San Francisco on August 8. Sanford completed the swim in 47:30.08 minutes. That placed the 62-year-old in the top half of 598 swimmers…

Resident writes a book

John W. Milionis, DO The book, Happiness, The Joy From Living, is about happiness with contentment from our daily actions and living prefaced by the need for personal change so we can become aware and accommodate the changes we must make within us, by us, so we can expand our consciousness and increase our sensitivity…

A surprise meeting

Ed Dean (left) and Paulette Schaier (right) were surprised to meet Senator Ted Cruz at the Reno, Nevada Airport.

Ed Dean While on vacation, Paulette Schaier and I, Ed Dean, went to Bend, Oregon to visit her great grandchildren; five month old twins, a boy and a girl. It was then on to Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada for fun and gaming. The usual happened; Paulette won and Ed lost. On our return trip…

Sun Lakers return home from a great trip to Europe

Paula and Wade Cunkelman of Cruise Planners enjoy a Rudesheimer Coffee in Germany.

Sun Lakers traveled from Iceland to Russia, Norway, England, Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. The trip started in Iceland boarding the Crystal Symphony for an 18 day cruise, which visited ports in northwest Russia and coastal Norway and ending at Dover, England. They transferred to Amsterdam for a couple days before boarding the…

Happy Anniversary

John and Norma Pellegrine

Marguerite Partridge October 1 is a very special date for John and Norma Pellegrino and Roy and Marguerite Partridge because 60 years ago, on that date, four singles became two couples. John and Norma were in Chicago, Illinois; Roy and Marguerite were 3,000 miles away in Bournemouth, England. Fifty-one years later we met here in…