Category: March 2021

Work Out to Help Out

Nancy Patterson

Nancy Patterson So, here’s the deal—let’s Work Out to Help Out! Join me, starting March 1, at Cottonwood Palo Verde Fitness Center for exercise classes, and let’s get in better shape. As the instructor, I’ll donate 50% off the top to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank. Every dollar donated helps Matthew’s Crossing provide five meals for…

Hiking: Good for Your Body, Good for Your Mind

Twenty-four Mellow Level hikers enjoying the Promenade, Upper and Lower Sonoran, and Overlook Trails at Adero Canyon in Fountain Hills this past February.

Warren Wasescha A friend back in Minnesota asked me why I liked hiking with our Sun Lakes Hiking Club so much. I told them it’s my drug of choice. Better than a glass of red wine. They winced at the last comment. But I was serious. —Countless articles back me up on this. They talk…

IMGA March Golfer of the Month

Wayne Karp, March IMGA Golfer of the Month, with his wife Janet at Machu Picchu

Mike Willinger Wayne loves his golf, playing several times a week. He and his wife Janet love to travel, having visited every continent except Africa which, hopefully, will be visited this year. Wayne was born in Aurora, Ill., March 15, 1950, the oldest of four siblings. He was raised in Montgomery until high school when…

Spring Inspires Desert Artists

Veterans Oasis Park just before sunset

Sue Sindelar Spring has sprung here in the Valley, even if it isn’t official for a few weeks. Residents are outside working in their yards, planting new flowers, and enjoying the wonderful weather by walking and biking. We are taking in some of the best nature views as spring unfolds its magic. As artists, it…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood

Esther Spear The next meeting of the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood will be on March 11, at 1 p.m., on Zoom. Our guest speaker will be Jackie Wheeler, owner of JackieStyle – Image and Branding Agency. She has been in business for over 25 years, specializing in personal image (wardrobing, color analysis, body type…

Ironwood Lady Niners

Suevonne Negaard Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: The Ironwood Lady Niners Board started “Zooming” with President Rachel last summer, and we will continue to Zoom through 2021, with President Judy at the controls. The first item of business was self-introductions and responsibilities for elected members. President: Judy Thompson, and we look forward to her leadership. Welcome back,…

Rotary Club: Sun Lakes Rotary: Service Above Self

Hamilton High School football players flanked by Rotary members Bill Crump (left) and Roger Edmonds (right)

Phyllis Carr During these unprecedented times of closures and restrictions, social distancing, and masks, Sun Lakes Rotary has continued to meet, and to commit ourselves and our club to Service Above Self. One excellent example is the work of our current Rotarian of the Month Don Robins. Don joined in 2005, after retiring from General…

Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President Roger Beagle Each year, the board and management recognize an Employee of the Year for our Cottonwood Palo Verde community. For the 2020 year, we are recognizing Co-Employees of the Year Adan Ruelas and Natasha Martinez-Wilson. Adan works in the Common Area Department. He possesses a positive attitude and remains focused…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Joyce Spartonos Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation’s esteemed Rabbi Wiener is always reminding us to be grateful for what we have, rather than bemoaning what we don’t have. This lesson is one we really need to heed as the Passover holiday approaches, since, once again, we will not be able to join together in person for…

Word of the Month: Librettist

David Zapatka Commenting on the January WOTM column, reader Tom from Arlington, Va., writes, “Here’s a Washington Post article where your word of the month ‘jeremiad’ is used by the paper’s reporter Michael Scherer. In this case, the reporter uses it to describe the words of the chairman of the Nye County Republican Party in Nevada…