A project for Lent

  Chuck Reinhart The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14, 2018. The members of the Sun Lakes United Church of Christ will be collecting items each Sunday…

ILGA first place winners

  Candy Bain, Cheryl Reed and Fran Kelly, first place winners from the annual Home and Home Tournament between Ironwood and Sun Lakes held on January 4 at Ironwood and…

Hiking safely in the desert

Judith Kuse Hiking in the desert calls for good preparation and a keen sense of one’s capabilities. Hydration is of utmost importance. Drink a liter of water one to two…

Mardi Gras 2018

Helen Daley It’s Mardi Gras time again. Put on your dancing shoes and grab your umbrella. This year, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) falls on February 13. The date of Mardi…

Desert Rivers Audubon has free bird walks

Gwen Grace Saturday Walks: Visit the Chandler Veterans Oasis Park, Chandler Heights and Lindsay, on the first Saturday of the month, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Bring the visitors and grandchildren.…

PAL News

Mary Scala Ho! Ho! Ho! Here comes the jolly man in his red suit. Have all the jolly friends in PAL been good? Have you come with us to some performances? Have you paid your dues? It is only $10 a single or $15 a couple. Once you are a member you can hop on…

Spotlight on Advertiser – The Charles Company

Charles Insurance Alice M. Schroeder, President The Charles Company participated in the annual Christmas Blanket Drive for Soldiers. Blankets will be donated to “Packages from Home” who will mail them to our troops. This year the blankets will go to our troops in the mountains of Afghanistan or to other high elevations where temperatures at…

Chase chills away with cozy crafts

(Family Features) Let the blustery winds blow while you stay warm inside and while away the wintry hours with cozy crafts that keep you warm. Start by updating your favorite reading chair or couch with comfy new pillows that invite you to grab a blanket and burrow in tight. Easy Envelope Pillow Covers, a project from…

The gifts of Christmas

Pastor Ron Burcham

Pastor Ron Burcham, Risen Savior Lutheran Church Have you ever given much thought to the different kinds of gifts you give each year? There are the obligatory gifts. These are the gifts that you should just “give them something.” Maybe it is the gift for someone at work, a service provider, or the nice couple…

Shalom Chapter of Hadassah

It is once again time for our annual shopping marathon on Tuesday, December 9. We are excited to have added additional stores at San Tan Village in Gilbert. As further incentive, a 10 percent cash back will be given to our Chapter on all sales by Chico’s, Soma and White House Black Market. You can…

Word of the Month – December 2014

David Zapatka The October Word of the Month article highlighting the difference between the words “historic” and “historical” sparked this question from reader Marilyn Conner. “What is the difference between ‘illegal’ and ‘unlawful’?” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the word illegal means not “allowed by law; not legal.” The word unlawful means “not lawful; illegal.”…