Category: June 2019

Neighborhood owls lead to art intrigue

Margaret Crusoe Over the last three months, residents who frequent the greenbelt in Phase 1 have been fascinated by a family of owls. They built a nest in one of the tall trees west of Lake 7. The mother and her two babies have usually been visible throughout the day. The father has been nearby,…

Congratulations, Jerry Cisneros!

Jerry Cisneros walked off with titles in both 8-Ball and 9-Ball in the Lucky Shot Pool Club year-end championships. Cisneros, who won the Spring and Fall 8-Ball tournaments, won by default against Kevin Beausjour, Winter tournament winner. In 9-Ball, Cisneros, Spring tournament winner, defeated Michael Dalsanders, Winter tournament winner, 7-3.

Creativity in the summer months

Summer in the Valley has its challenges for photographers. Yet, creative ways to work around the 100-degree temperatures keep us on our toes. Such as, First Fridays in downtown Phoenix, night walks at the Desert Botanical Garden and excursions as close as Cave Creek and Anthem can find ways of beating the heat. It’s always…

Aero Club members hear about Dambusters mission

Gary Vacin A group of Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests heard how a squadron of World War II Royal Air Force bombers breached two strategically-located dams in Germany in a raid known as the “Dambusters” during the club’s gathering April 15. Retired USAF Colonel and noted WWII historian Jim Evans described the mission…

CMGA Presidents Cup

Buddy Meola The February 2 Saturday Ace of Aces qualifier tournament also included a qualifier for the 2019 Presidents Cup. This is an annual event which includes the top 64 net player from the February 2 event. It is a match play contest spread over six weeks. Each week, the field is halved until the…

CMGA Club competition scores

Buddy Meola April was a very busy mix of tournaments and CMGA Club competition. The April 6 Ace of Aces Qualifier adds more participants to the field for the end of the year Ace of Aces tournament. First Flight: Low Gross Paul Brauer; Low Net John Stromstad Second Flight: Low Gross Larry Mullins; Low Net…

The Desert Threads chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild will continue to meet all summer long. Desert Threads holds one general meeting per month, plus several “sit and sew” days which are for members only. Our monthly meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room…

Hits and Misses Bowling League

Ruth Andersen Championship Roll-Off winners for our 2018-2019 bowling season is Team #9 – Larry, Moe & Curly: Inez Scheer, Arlene Burkhardt and Ted Rapaelian. Runner-Up is Team #8 – A Buck & His Does: Gloria Hague, Phyllis Kreglo and Steve Kauffman. Team High Scratch Series: Thumbs Up – 1981 Team High Scratch Game: Team…