Category: Features

Veterans’ Voice

Art Sloane How may you help veterans? Tax time is approaching in just one month and I like many others am 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 already know you may…

Bobby Reeves’ football fantasy weekend

Sun Lakes’ own Bobby Reeves - next president of the Dallas Cowboys?

Larry Wolfe How would you like to sit in the office chair of Jerry Jones, president, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, if only briefly? Well, Bobby Reeves had that opportunity as a part of his recent “Football Fantasy Weekend” as a guest of Mr. Jones and the Cowboys at the magnificent 80,000…

Word of the Month

David Zapatka This month’s word of the month is a long-time favorite of mine, bliss. I was first introduced to this deep and meaningful word in the early ‘70s when someone explained to me that a state of complete happiness is achievable. The word used for this complete and enduring state of happiness is bliss.…

Sun Lakes residents open the Global Tea Mart

With over 100 selections of teas, you are sure to find something to enjoy!

Brian Curry The Global Tea Mart, owned by Sun Lakes residents Dean and Diane Eddy, has opened for business in the Promenade at Fulton Ranch at Alma School Road and Chandler Heights Road. Along with their daughter, Kim Schmuck, who is very instrumental in the daily operations of the store, the Eddys are excited to…

Check Out – Check In

Fiction: Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar’s. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy…

Conservation Corner

Pauline Lee Many of us know of bacteria as germs. Germs make us sick. Since the existence of bacteria was first discovered in 1676, much of the scientific literature has been focused on pathogens and that has also framed our view of bacteria. Yet, the majority of bacteria we come in contact with on a…

Sun Lakes Recyclers

Ron Isaacson (left) and Tony Begich

Phyllis Swanson Ron Isaacson moved to Sun Lakes from Medford, WI in 1998. Ron is a snowbird, which means he is here six months and in Medford for six months. Ron has been an associate with the Posse Office since 2000, which means Ron has been an associate for 15 years. Many of you know…

Ask Your Agents

Hi Tammy, Cheri and Bety: We are thinking about taking a trip to Europe to do some river cruising exploration. Do you have any suggestions for us? Sincerely, The Cruisers, Sun Lakes, AZ Dear the Cruisers: The rivers and canals of Europe are open for travel. As many as 20,000 total miles of inland waterways…

Relative to ART

Lightfastness is the way a pigment or color reacts when exposed to light, particularly sunlight.

Susan Plouzek For the past few years I have talked about many different aspects of art, particularly about genre or materials. I have written about paper being acid free so that the work of art will be archival quality. But then I started thinking about lightfastness. Lightfastness is the way a pigment or color reacts…

Life beyond the teabag

Diane Eddy The rituals of tea are a celebratory journey with friends and family, or as Okakura Kakuzo so eloquently states in The Book of Tea, “Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea….let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” More than just an ancient beverage, tea enchants us…