Category: February 2021

Local Nonprofit Organization Offers Sustainable Option to Divert Materials from the Landfill

Karen Jayne, CEO of Stardust Each year, over 500 million tons of remodeling materials go to waste in landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency; however, much of the building supplies are in usable condition. Those materials could have been salvaged, creating green jobs, reducing the content of landfills, and supporting sustainability in the community.…

The Perfect Place Needs Volunteers

Diana Perez

Rose Saunders The Perfect Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides social and recreational activities for adults with cognitive challenges and/or older adults in a structured, safe environment, while offering support and respite for the family caregiver. The Perfect Place celebrated the holidays by making tree ornaments, door decorations, and gingerbread houses. Diana Perez,…

Zumba with Mary: Bring Your Valentine to Zumba

Mary Tyree Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so bring your Valentine and join me on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Fitness Center, and together we’ll build a healthy and vibrant Sun Lakes lifestyle. My Zumba Fitness class is tailored to our age group, as well as modified to meet…

A Second Try for Restless Minds

Bill Gates Because of events on Jan. 6, the Restless Minds group scrapped its previously announced topic so it could discuss the terrorist assault on the U.S. Capitol. With hope that calm exists, they’ll try again in February to discuss personal experiences with jobs. The Zoom meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9.…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton It is certainly a great time for golf for the Sun Lakes Lady Niners. Cool in the morning, for which we can dress, and warm in the afternoons. In difficult times, sometimes being with your friends and golfing is all the therapy you need. As we wrap up 2020, which has been a…

What Happened to the SunBird Art Show?

Dianne Wimmer Answer: It’s happening right in your neighborhood! Due to restrictions on gatherings, as well as concern for everyone’s safety, the SunBird Art Club will not be holding the Art Show at the SunBird clubhouse this year. Instead, the Art Club has elected to hold an Open Air Art Studio Tour in conjunction with…

Sun Lakes Rangers’ Community Service Project

Captain Ron Burchett, Ranger Roger Hyles, Renaissance Community Relations Director Dale Russell, and Executive Officer Scott Murdock

Michael Berry One of your Sun Lakes Rangers community service missions this past December involved delivering thousands of surgical masks and children’s masks to both the Renaissance, in Sun Lakes, and the Gila River Police Department. With the projected surge in coronavirus-related cases, these masks will assist protecting our collective communities. If you would like…

Rotary’s Off To A Roaring Start

Steve Carr Sun Lakes Rotary is off to a roaring 2021 start, despite COVID-19 restrictions. Our weekly meetings continue to provide interesting information with relevant speakers, including Jeanie Morgan, Rotary District President for The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona; Professor Scott Burns, presenting on Dynamic Geology of the National Parks of the Grand Circle; and…

Robson Trap Trials

The 2021 Robson Trap Trials will be held on March 12, at the Casa Grande Trap & Skeet Club. Each community can field as many shooters as they want, but the score of the top five shooters will be the official score for each community. Each community can have guest shooters, but their score will…