Category: July 2015

Word of the Month: Ephemeral vs. Ethereal

David Zapatka Reader, friend and fellow table tennis player, June Wagner, explains that the words “ephemeral” and “ethereal” are sometimes used inappropriately since they sound so familiar. They are very different. “Ephemeral” (əˈfem(ə)rəl) refers to something that is brief, fleeting or quickly passing. “Ethereal” (əˈthirēəl) refers to something lacking material substance, marked by unusual delicacy…

New Horizons Writers Group

In-utero or ex-utero? Bob Hirt The surprising jangle of my telephone pulled me from a good book I was reading. It was 7:30 p.m. on a February night in rural New York state. In a country veterinary practice one gets fairly accustomed to this but it never sits well to be out after dinner hour.…

Sun Lakes Lady Putters results

Susan Powell is taking a practice shot as she prepares for a morning round with her Lady Putters group.

Susan Gottschalk The Lady Putters recently concluded another successful season. Now with the hottest weather approaching, we require a brief respite and anxiously await the beginning of a new season in October. In the meantime, enjoy your summer! Monday Flight 4/27. End of season, played but no scores recorded; Holes-in-One: 2nd Pat Martin; 4th Pat…

Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club

George Abernathy With summer in full swing and 50 to 60 percent of the club members gone for the summer, fly fishing trips are still going strong as ever. In the past few weeks several of us have ventured to fisheries on the Rim and to different lakes in the White Mountains. Whether or not…

Membership drive begins for Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation is kicking off its summer/fall membership drive. The congregation meets on the second Friday of each month in the Sun Lakes Country Club interdenominational chapel. The $150 membership fee per person includes tickets to the Fall High Holidays services. Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons, along with baby namings, can be…

Savvy Travelers summer news

Savvy Travelers Nick Bog and Sara McFar performing in Russia

Savvy Travelers are traveling at home and abroad this summer. Viking River Cruises is offering some fabulous discounts and free air for late fall and winter sailings in Europe so get in touch with Jeanette at 602-909-2000 for details. Also Viking is coming to the Mississippi—announcements coming near year end. Past passengers get discounts as…

OLGA May results

Robin Thomas gets a hole-in-one on May 11 on Palms-7!

Glo Malmberg, Publicity The spring weather was exceptionally nice and the course activities slowed tremendously, as most golfers have gone to cooler climates. It is a great time to sharpen our game, as there is lots of room on the practice range. OLGA’s Tuesday league play has moved to earlier start times for the summer…

SLUMC introduces two new pastors

Reverend Marvin Arnpriester

Two new full-time pastors will be joining Sun Lakes United Methodist Church in July. Rev. Marvin Arnpriester follows Rev. Jim O’Neal who retired in June. He will be serving as Senior Pastor and Rev. Jean Newell will be Associate Pastor. Rev. Arnpriester retired in 2011 after more than 40 years of ministry in Iowa and…