Category: Features

‘Beau Jest’ takes the stage this fall

Marcia Stevic Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s (SLCT) fall, 2017, play, Beau Jest, written by James Sherman, is a hilarious romantic comedy that was a phenomenal hit off-Broadway and became a movie, appearing in theatres in 2008! Sarah, a young, single Jewish woman with strong family ties, is dating a non-Jewish man whom she fears will…

The Swing Generation returns

The Swing Generation

Doug Ross, Director of Communications On Sunday evening, November 12, Sun Lakes Community Church will launch its 40th Anniversary Celebration with a very special evening of entertainment featuring The Swing Generation. This exciting instrumental group features all the oldies, including everything from jazz to gospel music. They first appeared at an event for our church…

Be prepared!

When a natural disaster strikes, does your plan include your pets? Different types of natural disasters require different precautions. Find out what the best plan of action is for disasters that are most likely to strike your area. You may not be able to predict the specific circumstances of the disaster, but by creating a…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is national kitchen and bathroom remodeling month. Since my last column was on the latest trends in kitchen remodeling, let’s look at what is growing in popularity in bathroom remodeling: adding a second full bathroom and walk in closet to create a second master bedroom! Couples who choose to remodel to have…

Word of the Month: Fluorescence

David Zapatka Ever wonder what makes your freshly-washed clothes glow in the sunlight? Have you ever been intrigued by the unnaturally-bright colors in the highlighters we use to highlight text? Have you ever looked at the light traveling through a tube in a light fixture and wonder how that works? Think fluorescence, this month’s word…

The Hot Spot

Recruiting them young… Four-and-a-half-year old Esteban Wodraska of Murrieta, California, was visiting with his Sun Lakes grandmother when he saw CR231, the vehicle operated by the Community Assistance Program for the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes, at a call. He came over and started asking questions about what the crisis response unit did and…

Conservation Corner

Mass extinction events on Earth – Part 1 Pauline Lee In the beginning of the 19th century, people didn’t even believe living species could become extinct. Thus, when Lewis and Clark explored the unknown American Northwest, Thomas Jefferson was surprised no live mastodon was found, even though their bones had been found in New York.…

Happy Birthday to you!

Eleanor M. Patton

Eleanor Patton celebrates 100th Birthday – October 25 Tom Patton Eleanor Patton, a Sun Lakes resident from 1976 to 2016, will turn 100 years old on October 25, 2017. Born and raised in Utica, New York, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and married Dale W. Patton in August of 1940. Eleanor and Dale…

In Passing

Gordon “Bud” Arneson Gordon “Bud” Arneson, 80, a 23-year resident of Sun Lakes, a Phoenix retirement community, passed away August 16, 2017, after a long bout with Parkinson’s disease. He was born and raised on a farm in south central Nebraska. His mother Effie called their second son her little Buddy. He spent his youth…