Category: June 2021

Cowboys, Rustlers, and the Pleasant Valley War Gila Co., Arizona:A Once in a Lifetime Adventure for Serious Arizona History Buffs

Bob Stuart Arizona Pathfinders, a nonprofit volunteer group of the Arizona Historical Society, is conducting a five-day tour (Thursday through Monday) on Sept. 9 to 13, 2021, to one of the most beautiful valleys in Arizona, tucked under the Mogollon Rim. This was the site of America’s bloodiest decade of frontier violence. It exploded into…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Resident Mary Ernst Recognized by Chandler Mayor Jennifer Gustafson, NWC Community Engagement Manager Sun Lakes resident Mary Ernst was recently honored by Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke for her service to local seniors as a volunteer with Neighbors Who Care. Mayor Hartke personally selected Mary for the Mayor’s Choice Award as part of the City’s annual…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Update

Joyce Spartonos As the summer nears, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) will begin their annual Twilight Service, which starts at 5:30 p.m., each month and will continue through August. SLJC’s June service will be available, via YouTube, on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m., officiated by our very own Rabbi Wiener! June is the month…

Share the Sun Lakes Community Theatre Experience

Robin Murray Share the rewards of the Sun Lakes Community Theatre (SLCT) experience! SLCT sparks activity beyond the talents of our actors. Many volunteers contribute with off-stage roles such as sound, lighting, set design, costumes, hospitality, publicity—a list as long as the interests and skills our members contribute. These meaningful experiences are open to our…

Spooner PT Captures Sun Division Crown

The Champs: Front (kneeling, left to right): Jon Hendrikse, Paul Gayer, Bob Reed, and Rick Oien. Back (left to right): Sam Giordano, Tom Schneider, Dave Waibel, Randy Neumann, Marty Hobby, and Kelly Anderson

Larry Wolfe In the opening game of the Sun Division Softball Tournament, Manager Randy Neumann’s Spooner PT team cruised to an easy 19-7 victory over Manager Mike Gloyd’s Redeemed Team. Lead-off hitter Paul Gayer led the Therapists’ attack, going 4 for 4, while Tom Schneider and Dan Melosi hit long balls for the winners. Tom…

Breakfast Lions Club Donates to Posse Medical Equipment Program

Pictured (left to right) are Posse volunteers Bonnie McCulloh, Betty Sanders, Linda Hedstrom, Judy Livingston, and Office Manager Phyliss Swanson. From the SLBLC are (left to right) Past President Mac Davey, President Bob Glantz, First Vice President Mary Ann Miller, and Treasurer Kay Glantz. (Photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club (SLBLC) has a long history of helping our neighbors at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse and their free medical equipment loaner program. SLBLC President Bob Glantz said, “Every year, the Posse’s medical equipment volunteers are there for the Sun Lakes community, offering free loans of medical items that…

June MOGA Schedule

Steve Engler As we approach the summer season, the Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) offers our year-round members a weekly schedule of exciting events and opportunities to socialize with their fellow golfers. In June, we will have events such as ABCD Team Events and Best Balls in the morning and Individual Low Nets in the…

New Volunteer Program!

Mitzi Conner, Diane Mytinger, and Marion Haupt

Erin Fjell Do you have a giving heart and like to help others? Do you have extra time on your hands and would like to do something meaningful? Are you looking for ways to enrich your life while enriching the lives of others around you? Renaissance is excited to announce the launch of our new…

Spirit of the Desert Gourds

This gourd features an ammonite embellishment and pine needle weaving. It was created by one of our members at a class with Vicki Echols, during the Wuertz Gourd Festival in February of 2019.

Colleen McKnight Spirit of the Desert Gourds is a patch (or club) based in Sun Lakes. We are members of the Arizona Gourd Society, and membership is open to anyone in the East Valley. Gourds are called “nature’s canvas,” because just about any art discipline can be used on a gourd. Our members incorporate painting,…

The Sun Lakes Lady Niners

Sheila Barton The month of April was the last month of league play for the Sun Lakes Lady Niners, and many of our snowbirds have already gone home. On April 27 we had our annual Pizza Party at Mulligans with pizza, cupcakes, and a reduced price on drinks. Golf balls were given out for chip-ins…