June 2023

Tennis Tradition: Bradshaw/Neu Charity Event

Dean and Maryann Sinerius Tennis is a sport that has a rich and storied tradition. From its origins in medieval France to its current status as a global phenomenon, tennis has a long and fascinating history. Today’s traditions have changed somewhat, and one of the longer traditions in the East Valley has been the Sun…

Julie’s Fitness Classes

Julie Bauman Julie Bauman invites you to come to her classes at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Fitness Center. Summer hours are Mondays and Fridays at 8 a.m., and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. For the past 15 years, Julie has been teaching Group Fitness in the Chandler, Sun Lakes, and South Gilbert area.…

Cottonwood Lady Niners Philanthropy

Minna Rasmussen The Cottonwood Lady Niners have a tradition of donating the proceeds from their annual Member/Guest event. This year, $5,000 was given to Hospice of the Valley, and the Cancer Foundation received $1,500. The Niners are a generous group of women who donate to various organizations. The 2022-23 season concluded on May 25 with…

A-1 Golf Carts and Spooner PT Teams Win Spring Pennants

Larry Wolfe Manager Dennis Kennedy’s A-1 Golf Carts team won the Lakes Division pennant with a record of 11-5, with Manager Chris Jensen’s Core Consulting squad finishing second with an 8-7 mark. In the highly competitive Sun Division, Manager Ron Carmichael’s Spooner PT team won the pennant with a 9-7 record, finishing just one game…

Enjoy Bocce Ball During the Summer Months

John Terranova, President Now that our club season has ended, bocce ball can still be enjoyed during the summer months. It remains a great way to obtain some needed exercise with friends and when family members come to visit. The CWPV Association bocce balls have been moved to a more convenient location nearer the courts…

Word of the Month: Cenote

David Zapatka Reading in the Quest magazine recently, I came across the word cenote. Cenote—si-ˈnō-tē noun: a natural pit or deep sinkhole in limestone resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath with a pool at the bottom that is found especially in the Yucatán Peninsula. Origin and Etymology—Mexican Spanish, from Yucatec ts’onot…

Join the Card Makers

The Sun Lakes Card Makers are always on the lookout for new members. We are an advanced group of greeting card makers who have a special love for all things “card.” Some of our members are great colorists, specializing in alcohol markers, water-based markers, watercolor pencils, crayons, and paint. Others love the die-cutting machines and…

Tennis Tip from Coach Kwong

Well, like it or not, here comes the dreaded Arizona summer “dry” heat. Not hot enough to bake a chicken, but active players must be extremely careful and be wiser when combatting what Mother Nature will be offering us, including the monsoon. During the colder season, many wish it was hotter, so we start to…