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Planting in June? Try Bottlebrush

Dannette Hunnel This vibrant, easy, heat-tolerant, perennial shrub is a perfect addition to any Sun Lakes landscape. It can be planted in the Southeast Valley in June. Low maintenance and known as a clean plant, the bottlebrush shrub features red blooms with sweet nectar that attract birds and butterflies. A young, light green plant will…

Downsizing to Assisted Living

Kim Kubsch Moving into a senior venue for independent or assisted living can be a big shock to your lifestyle, as so many aspects will change. Don’t underestimate the time and energy required to downsize before you move. You have a lifetime of accumulated stuff to go through. It needs to get done at some…

What Is 54?

Kathy Sinnott, PhD As I write this, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 54 is the number of total law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty since 2024 began. So, what is 54? It’s far too many of our nation’s heroes who sacrificed for our freedom and safety. And, as summer knocks…

My Turn: On Getting Older

Brian Curry It began as a phone call between myself and another friend. Separated by over 1,000 miles, we fell into the easy comfort of two almost lifelong friends with so many life experiences together and with a shared outlook on everything from favorite sports teams to politics. We’re the same age and know many…

In Passing – June 2024

Maurice L. Beaudin Maurice L. Beaudin, 89, of Chandler, Ariz., died April 22, 2024, at the Casa Buena Assisted Living Home, after a period of declining health. Born in Manchester, N. H., on July 4, 1934, he was the son of Charles and Herminie Beaudin. He was a 33–year resident of Sun Lakes (Chandler), Ariz.,…

Word of the Month: Chimichurri

David Zapatka One of my favorite dishes on cruise ships is fish al fresco, “fish cooked and eaten in the fresh air.” This means the executive chef purchases fresh-caught fish in the ports, displays them in the outdoor grill section of the ship, then cooks them to order. One of my favorites is chimichurri on…

News from the Sky: The Volunteers of Phoenix Sky Harbor

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is known for being America’s Friendliest Airport® in large part because of the more than 360 volunteer Navigators that help direct and answer passenger questions throughout the airport. Since the Navigator program started in 2000, a dedicated group of professionals has helped ensure visitors to Phoenix Sky Harbor get a…