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Get ready! 2nd annual Sun Lakes Fun Walk

Sun Lakes Fun Walk committee members, front row (left to right): Linda Caton, Sharon Felts and MJ Clement; back row (left to right): Irene D’Aloisio and Julie Ortbahn

Everyone is getting excited for cooler weather and our annual Sun Lakes Fun Walk. The date is set for Saturday, November 11, at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts. The walk will start at 9:00 a.m., but you need to be there by 8:00 a.m. if you did not check in at the…

Sun Lakes Community Theatre wins grant award!

Marcia Stevic Congratulations are in order for our very own Sun Lakes Community Theatre upon receiving our first competitive grant, the Community Investment Grant, from the Arizona Commission of the Arts. The grant will provide $5,000 to support theatrical productions, presentations and educational programs within SLCT. The highly-competitive Community Investment Grants are awarded to arts…

Sun Lakes Country Club celebrates 45 years

Driving to Sun Lakes in the 70s and 80s seemed like an oasis destination in the middle of the desert. It was the only community in the area, and none of the now-developed areas of Chandler existed. Alma School Road was a two-lane street with a ditch on either side, and the drive consisted of…

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…