Category: Features

Trips and Tours

  For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or [email protected] Mystery Tour January 9, 2019 Price: $99 per person We’ll travel down the road a bit and stop somewhere you wouldn’t want to miss. Next – our lunch stop – then more surprises! Dolly Steamboat, Superstition Mountain Festival…

Gamer for the ages

Larry Wolfe Billy Kee may have passed the “three-quarter century mark,” but he hasn’t lost his zest for the softball diamond. For more than 60 years, he’s found the fountain of youth while playing softball. “I don’t feel like I’m 75,” he says. “I can still play with the best of them.” And play with…

In Passing

  Aletha “Lee” Paulette DeLeo Aletha “Lee” Paulette DeLeo passed away on November 6, 2018, at Promise Hospital in Mesa, AZ, at the age of 75. She was born October 10, 1943, to Emma Lillian (Ochs) Karst and Paul Arvin Karst at Russell Hospital in Russell, KS. She spent the early part of her life…

Sun Lakes ladies making memories

Jean Steinberger Five Sun Lakes ladies enjoyed a day trip to the OdySea Aquarium. When we arrived, we took many pictures and put them in book form for a great memory. A terrific time was had by all. We incidentally learned a great deal about the sea and the animals that occupy or make use…

Thank you, Friends

Donations to Chandler Food Bank Junita Alexander and Julia Norton Thank you so much to the friends in Sun Lakes who so kindly donated non-perishable foods to be delivered to the Chandler Food Bank. There were cans, pasta and even spices. The food was donated the week of Thanksgiving by Juanita and Jolynn Alexander who…

Hope and Fear: A Journey Through Cancerland

Michele Fujimoto Michele Fujimoto is a winter resident of Ironwood. In December of 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, just four months after having a “normal” mammogram. Hope and Fear: A Journey Through Cancerland is a personal account of her struggle to understand and survive cancer. Based on actual journal entries, it captures her journey,…

Word of the Month: Smithereens

  David Zapatka While watching an action movie recently, I heard a character say, “We’ll blow them to smithereens!” I immediately thought I hadn’t heard that word in a long time. Seems like it was popular when I was a kid but who still uses that word? My next thought was, “Where is ‘Smithereens’ anyway…