Category: July 2020

Artists Who Aspire to Inspire

"I Nita Help" Nita Metzbower to the rescue

Linda Shanahan Anita Metzbower, she’s a real rock star Need some help? You needn’t look far Botched your piece? You’re not alone She’ll help you solder or set a stone You’ll always find her in the shop You ask for help; She’ll always stop She loves lost wax and silver, too But most of all…

Cottonwood Tennis Year in Review 2019-20

A review of activities of CTC includes women's doubles, men's doubles, and, of course, food.

Penny Petersen Memories of great tennis games, exciting competition against friends, and tennis dinners with entertainment are usually the things the Cottonwood Tennis Club (CTC) members remember. This year, everything was different as the coronavirus caused the cancellation of six scheduled events. That’s never happened since the club was founded in 1982, 38 years ago.…

Sun Lakes Rangers Complete Training

Michael Berry Three new members of the Arizona Rangers-Sun Lakes Company completed the Arizona Rangers Training Academy (ARTA) last month. This brings the total number of Rangers serving our communities to 15. Ashley Crutchfield, Michael Murdock, and Ronald Ferry graduated from ARTA under the direction of Major Barry Adams, state training director. Major Adams is…

WRITING: … Life on Pause …

Brian Curry Just a few days ago, I turned 65. I tell you that not to hear a chorus of well wishes, nor for you to send me a card or buy me a present, but by any standard this is a “passage” year for me or anyone else who reaches this benchmark of life.…

July Friendship Card Class

Sandy Johnson Well, ladies, cards were supposed to be done in an earlier class, but the class was canceled. So, after a long absence, we will try once again to make these beautiful cards. We will be holding class on Wednesday, July 15, at 1:15 p.m. at the Oakwood Arts and Crafts building with a…

Meeting the Need

Elizabeth Vaughan At Neighbors Who Care (NWC), we receive thoughtful thank you notes often. Some are on monogrammed stationery, while others are scrawled on a piece of paper, but they all offer heartfelt gratitude for the work our volunteers do in our community. Our staff looks forward to mail time, and we love to read…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Building design and home remodeling has been influenced by epidemics over history. In the 1800s, cholera necessitated plumbing and sewer systems to provide clean drinking water and removal of waste. Tuberculosis was the world’s most infectious disease until it was discovered that sunshine and fresh air helped people recover. Building innovations included stronger…

Remembering Our Roots

Note: This is a Paid Advertorial Representative T. J. Shope, Senator Vince Leach, Senator J.D. Mesnard As our state and nation grapple with the emerging challenge of how to overcome the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, it is more important than ever for Arizona to resist the temptation to abandon the free-market principles…

Unity: Embracing Change

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a New Thought spiritual community and enjoys the teachings of peace, love, and healing. We follow the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual masters. Our prayers are affirmative to align ourselves with the Truth we know is in all of us. Because of the coronavirus,…

All for the Love of a Sister and Humanity

Judy Gahide So many in our fabulous community of Sun Lakes have selflessly given their talent and time to helping those in need during the ongoing pandemic. We applaud and thank everyone. A note of appreciation was sent to Lois Newman and her sewing team of Janice Golden, Janice’s sister Jessie, Carmella Davin, and Judy…