Category: March 2020

Sun Lakes Writers Group

Weaver’s Grocery Store Gary Alan Rose When I was little, there was a Mom and Pop grocery store just up the street and around the corner from my house. It was Weaver’s Grocery Store, very small, but with a covered front porch the width of the building. The owners, the staff, consisted of Gordon Weaver…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Home remodeling is as hot as ever, as more homeowners have the standard of living in a well-designed home, but several recent national surveys have found most are not realistic about the costs of home remodeling. Though many have done research prior to contacting a contractor, many start the process without a budget.…

Chandler Airport Manager Briefs Sun Lakes Aero Club

Chandler Airport Manager Chris Andres was guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Jan. 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. (Photo by Gary Vacin)

Gary Vacin “Our goal is to broaden the airport’s uses by tapping into the market of business aviation.” That’s how Chandler Municipal Airport Manager Chris Andres summarized his plans for the airport during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering Jan. 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. “We want the airport…

Let’s Talk About Memory Care

Joan Marlow Your loved one has been diagnosed with some form of dementia. You’ve been managing to care for them at home. Deep down inside, you know there’s the real possibility/inevitability that the best decision is to move your loved one to a memory care community. Along with that decision might come “real” feelings of…

The Foundation March Update

Maidy Horst

Kathy Skrei The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation, d/b/a “The Foundation,” recently elected two new members to its Board of Directors: Tami Ronnfeldt and Mary “Maidy” Horst. Tami Ronnfeldt, who is originally from Lakeville, Minnesota, has been coming to Sun Lakes since the early 1980s when her parents bought their first home in Cottonwood. Tami…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Left to right: Dottie Wodraska, Rose Gallagher, Rosie Raisanen

Sheila Barton The Sun Lakes Lady Niners had only three days of league play in January, the fourth being their Partner Scramble. In writing this article, I thought I would include some famous golf quotes for your entertainment. The game for Jan. 7 was Low Putts. In Flight 1, Irene Anderson took first place with…

What Are These People Doing?

Birding in the Gilbert/Chandler area.

Gwen Grace They are birding in the Gilbert/Chandler area to see what migrating birds have arrived. The local Audubon Society group, Desert Rivers, leads free birding walks at Chandler Veterans Oasis Park, Chandler Heights and Lindsay, on the first Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The walks start when a few…

Desert Threads Holds Successful Panel Discussion

Shar Schmutz explains decisions for long-arm quilting.

Sue Bart The January meeting of Desert Threads held an informative panel discussion led by members who do long-arm quilting. They explained how they work with clients, how to best prepare our quilt tops to be quilted, and answered many questions from members. They showed many quilts done with different styles and explained the complexities…