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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,…

National Day of Prayer May 4

Communities all over America will be gathering for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Every U. S. President since Harry Truman in 1952, has proclaimed by law that the first Thursday of May be designated as National Day of Prayer. The Sun Lakes Women’s Connection is hosting this event at the…

Crystal Card Project donates $2500 to My Sister’s Place

Bobbie Reed Two representatives from My Sister’s Place, Joyce Chadwell and Dawn Curtis, accepted a check from The Crystal Card Project for $2,500 as part of the 2017 Crystal Awards Banquet, where five Sun Lakes volunteers were recognized for their contributions to community. Dawn and Joyce said the money would go far to help the…

Sun Lakes Chapel renewal underway

Doug Ross The Sun Lakes Chapel Board of Directors is busy these days refurbishing the Sun Lakes Chapel. The chapel is home to four congregations: Sun Lakes Lutheran, Sun Lakes Community, Sun Lakes United Church of Church of Christ and the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation. The interior of the 350-seat auditorium has been repainted and…