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SLCT to host annual August Cool Down Social

Mid-August, when temperatures are way up and all of us are dragging, is a great time to get out of the heat for the afternoon and cool down at Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s annual Cool Down Social. If you are interested in joining our fun theatre group, or if you just want to find out…

Retirement: Time to get to know the grandkids

Ray LaBranche Or is it? I retired five years ago, the first two years spent learning about my grandchildren. I have six grandkids, ages 5 to 19, and after moving back to Arizona, I spent the first two years learning about the sports they play, their educational accomplishments, their unbelievable music and the relationships they…

Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club continues their giving ways

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club recently made their yearly donations to various Sun Lakes charities. SLBLC Treasurer Mac Davey made the presentations. These charities included the Sun Lakes Anglers for their work sponsoring the fishing derbies for children from various schools in the area (for many youngsters, it is their first time…

Take the Summer Reading Challenge

Build a better world through reading! Do you read at least 20 minutes a day? Would you like to get rewarded just for reading? Come to the Ed Robson Branch Library to sign up for the summer reading challenge, going on now until August 1, 2017! We’re encouraging people of all ages to read at…

Music Therapy for families with Parkinson’s

Director Sun Joo Lee works with Sun Lakes residents Don and Toni Kalschevr and Harry and Helen Folkvord.

Wayne Mangold The Sun Lakes Creative Engagement Partners initiated music therapy for families with Parkinson’s and memory impairment and has been supported by the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation. Many times, the participants develop a family of friends who help support each other and provide new socialization opportunities. The sessions are held each Thursday in the…

A Hiking Experience to consider

Judith Kuse Arizona hikers will often tell you that they hike because they value the opportunity to be outdoors, to experience the beauty of the Southwest and to see breathtaking vistas, interesting wildlife, beautiful birds and colorful wildflowers. Only occasionally will a hiker refer to hiking as an emotional adventure. However, if you take the…

The Hallelujah Girls take the stage this July

The very talented cast for The Hallelujah Girls has been selected to bring this amazingly funny play to life on the San Tan Ballroom stage. The show will start with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 23. The play will be dark on Monday and Tuesday and will start again on Wednesday through Saturday, July…

Recording kiosk opens at Ed Robson Library

Sherry Jackson, RCI Corporate Communications A new kiosk from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office has opened at the Ed Robson Branch Library in Sun Lakes. The digital recording kiosk brings the Recorder’s office to Sun Lakes and allows for the convenient recording of documents without having to go into the downtown or Mesa offices. “We…

New Fire and Medical authority forming

Brian Curry The governing fire boards of both the Sun Lakes fire district and the North County fire and medical district have approved the adoption of an intergovernmental agreement forming the first fire and medical authority in Maricopa County. The fire and medical authority has been established pursuant to Arizona revised statues governing a “Joint…

March Madness on the Cottonwood Pickleball Court

Winners of the 2017 March Madness Social - Front row: Karen Hickman and Scott Hickman, Texas Southern; Judy Kohlman, Xavier; Back row: Mickey Luttman, Event Coordinator; Lew Schmutz and Bev Bryce, Purdue; Tim Donovan and Mary Ann Hylton, University of Florida; Susie Miller, Xavier; Jim Gillett, Event Announcer/Check In

Peggy Martin In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tourney, and especially the NCAA Final Four game here in the Valley, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) held its annual March Madness Social on Monday, March 27, 2017. Player teams were organized much like the qualifying basketball tournaments held around the country – East, West,…