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.…

How to use essential oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Essential Oils may be used in three different ways: Aromatically: For emotional or respiratory support and cleaning the air, inhale from an open bottle, rub a drop of oil between the palms and inhale or diffuse. Internally: For digestive upset or supporting your immune system. Ingest one drop of oil in a capsule,…

Conservation Corner

Recycling treasures Pauline Lee Isn’t it easy to spend $5, $10, $20 or more to buy a book, a CD or DVD, or a jigsaw puzzle as a treat for yourself or someone special? All these objects are well made and can tolerate being used multiple times. Thus, it’s no wonder some conservation-minded residents in…

Meltdown and Spectre

Allan Levy Meltdown and Spectre are two new computer exploits that are based upon how modern computer chips work. In order to run as fast as possible, computer chips make decisions on how the program may work before it actually gets to the instructions that are going to decide where to go. It is similar…

Love is in the photograph

Ann Posiviata There is plenty to do this coming February. The shortest month of the year is jammed packed with events to attend and photograph. Subject matter is vast, from majestic Arabian horses, athletes of golf and baseball, to festivals offering stunning artistry like hoop dancing and the Chinese culture, along with a chocolate lover’s…