Category: August 2015

The Remodeling Corner

Want a new kitchen by Thanksgiving? Janet Cook It may seem early, but August is a good time to start a kitchen remodeling project, if your goal is to have a new kitchen by Thanksgiving. Determine how much you want to invest in your most used room in the house. Having an attractive and updated…

Frequently asked questions about New Adventures

Take a class at New Adventures in Learning!

Are you interested in joining New Adventures in Learning but have some questions you would like answered? Hopefully you will have all the information you need after you read this article and you will be ready to become a member of New Adventures. 1. Can someone who has not attended college join New Adventures? Yes.…

Unity: Prayer and Pray-ers

It was the Christmas season in 1940. World War II was raging in Europe and James Dillet Freeman was asked to write an affirmative prayer for the Christmas service for Silent Unity workers. He wrote the first rendition of what is now known around the world as the Prayer for Protection. That first draft went…

Portrait workshop being offered

You can create beautiful portraits – learn how – take a class with Susan!

Susan Plouzek is offering a colored pencil portrait workshop. Those who regularly paint in oil, acrylic, ink or watercolor are welcome to adapt their media. Students are encouraged to bring colored pencils and learn the versatility of the medium. An emphasis on children will be taught, but all age groups will be studied. (This is…

DAR celebrates Quasquicentennial

DAR members with Gillian Morse, Arizona State Regent (fifth from left front row) at the 125th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.

On June 21-28 Arizona State Regent Gillian Morse led the Arizona delegation as Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its 125th anniversary in Washington, D.C. Morse is also an Honorary Regent of Gila Butte Chapter which meets in Sun Lakes. Since DAR’s founding in 1890, the organization has held Continental Congress, its annual national…

Preparing for the fall hiking season

Members of the Sun Lakes Hiking Club take a break!

Roberta Arpan Being in good physical condition is essential to one’s enjoyment of hiking up and down the trail. Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Mei-Mei Ahlskog, a Certified Personal Trainer. Mei-Mei is especially qualified to discuss conditioning for hiking because she has been an avid hiker for more than 20 years. According…