Category: March 2018

IronOaks Breakers Billiard League 8 Ball results

  Larry Stadler The Breakers 8 Ball Handicap Tournament ended on February 10, 2018. thirty-two members who participated divided into four pockets of eight players each. The four pocket winners were as follows: Pocket #1: Tom Ritter, first; Mike Buscaglia and Charlie Nerko, tied for second; Pocket #2: Joe Petkus, first; Willie Forster and Larry…

Card making class

  Linda Smart Join us on the second Saturday of every month to make two greeting cards with an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. Class fee is $5 and includes everything you need! The cards will be completed during your choice of two class times: 9:30 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m. Each class is limited to 20…

SLUMC hosts Rock-A-Thon Fundraiser March 21

Linda Gercken The Sun Lakes United Methodist Women (UMW) will hold a Rock-A-Thon and potluck luncheon on Wednesday, March 21, at noon. The event will take place in Lindsay Hall at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church (SLUMC), 9248 East Riggs Road (west of Robson Library). Today, UMW is the largest women’s faith-based service and advocacy…

The Wonderful, Wild, Wacky Women of Watford Way

  Phyllis Schurz About six years ago, several women who live on the north side of Watford Way (backing up to Cottonwood’s west lake) decided that knowing one’s neighbors was an important aspect of Sun Lakes life. It started out with a casual dinner party, but the guys weren’t much interested in dinner parties. So,…

Medicare, Medicaid and related health benefit information

  Neil Tamber Personalized objective assistance to seniors, the disabled and caregivers is provided by volunteer counselors especially trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program. Services include: * Basic information about Original Medicare, Supplemental (Medigap) policies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part “D”), Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO’s, etc.), AHCCCS (Medicaid), ALTCS (Arizona Long…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The final three USAPA Hall of Fame inductees are Arlen Paranto, Mark “Yoda” Friedenberg and Billy Jacobsen. Arlen Paranto – Arlen is a retired Boeing engineer and the head of the cost savings division who went to work for Boeing in the early 1950s. He got involved with…

Lifelong Learning Program offers spring classes

  Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, offers a full roster of classes designed for active, older adults. Wayne Wright, president of the Governing Council, points out the convenience of the neighborhood program with its location at the corner of Riggs and Alma School Roads in Sun Lakes. “New Adventures is our…

Age and indifference

  Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. As we get older, we start to think about yesterday and maybe yesterday’s yesterday. In fact, our thoughts always focus on what was and not what is. That is, until something happens that makes us realize that today is here, the today that we dreamed about yesterday and maybe even…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

  Schnappe Ruby Regina Witcraft Not the most conventional topic but for some reason it interests me. Just so the right person gets the praise or, in my case, the dubious honor, a German fellow by the name of Albert Gremit, or something similar developed this palpable liquor. Probably while in a drunken stupor from…