Turquoise, the Sacred Stone of the Southwest

Doug Williams' turquoise is in different phases, starting with raw stone slab and ending in a cabochon.

Linda Shanahan Turquoise was thought to have been sacred pieces of the sky by Persians, Tibetans, and Mayans. This stone is a combination of aluminum, copper, phosphorus, water, and other local ingredients responsible for changing the color or adding matrix. The most rare and valuable stones are found right here in the Southwest. There are…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Farewell, Our Friend Barbara Shwartz, Moderator for Sun Lakes Writers Group Bill Finerman was a cherished member of our Tuesday writers group family. He was with us for several years, took a few years’ hiatus, and rejoined us recently. Bill passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, quietly and in his sleep. He was 91 years…

Sun Lakes Cottonwood Palo Verde

Message from the President Roger Beagle Welcome to fall in beautiful Sun Lakes, Arizona! Enjoy the warm sunshine and visit with friends who have been gone during the summer. For those residents still away, safe travels. Here are some community updates: It is my pleasure to announce the repurposing of a portion of the old…

Other Card Results

Sun Lakes First Wednesday Fun Bridge Group No news isn’t good news. The number of new COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis in Maricopa County is definitely going back up. We wish you a sane, safe, and spooky Halloween, and will talk to you again next month. Tuesday Cribbage 9/15. 1st Stan Wengrzyn 8-39, 2nd…

Men’s Oakwood Golf Association

Dan Bogaard We have turned the page on a calendar to November, which brings cooler temperatures, a reseeded golf course, and the anticipation of the holiday season. At the end of the holiday season, we will begin a new year, 2021, and say goodbye to 2020. I think we can all agree that saying goodbye…

SLLGA Playday Results

Judy Wegener September arrived, and still no relief from the heat. Phoenix broke records with its 50 days of over 110 degrees in a row. Looking forward to cooler days in October. Fingers crossed. 9/01/20: Who’s Your Caddy Flight 1: 1st Karen Kolis, 2nd (tie) Penny Nowicki, Debra Emerick, and Karen Brown; Flight 2: 1st…