Category: Features

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John Gaudioso with a poster of his book Three Weeks, a Lie

Austin Macauley Publishers (London, Cambridge, New York, Sharjah) proudly invites you to read this astonishing memoir, personally experienced and vividly expressed by Sun Lakes author John Gaudioso. Three Weeks, a Lie is an intriguing memoir affecting a mother and her three young children. Events begin with their mother being forced into a mental facility, followed…

The New Diana Perez Trio Is Here!

Diana Perez

Lisa Wall Where has the time gone? I cannot believe it has been 20 years since the Y2K scare and that Princess Diana was taken from us over 23 years ago. We, however, have our own “Diana” right here in Sun Lakes whom we all know and love. She has been entertaining us and our…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is designated National Kitchen and Bath month, for they are considered the most important rooms for homeowners. We are going to look into the bathroom remodeling design trends for 2020. Remodeling activity is high, and people want a luxurious spa-like feel for their bathroom where they launch into their day and wind…

A Change of Season

Elizabeth Vaughan, Neighbors Who Care Living in Arizona is not for everyone. It takes a special kind of grit to get through the summer months, and the last lingering weeks of 110-plus days are particularly grueling. For those who make it through, patience is rewarded with a morning like this morning. Every year, I look…

Cheers Singles Prepare for the Holidays

Ann Kisner Here we are heading into fall and all the holiday activities. It’s time to think about how we are going to celebrate. Hopefully, COVID-19 will be gone or detained. Unfortunately, it may still be out there. It is best we plan ahead for whatever may be happening out there. Let’s have a calendar…

Let Joyful DOWNSIZING Simplify Your Life

Kim Kubsch

Kim Kubsch Ask yourself: do I have too much stuff? Are my closets and cabinets a mess? Do I really need all these clothes? How do I determine what to take with me if and when I decide to move? Do my kids want my stuff? Now is the time to stop procrastinating, take action,…

Word of the Month: Petrichor

David Zapatka Following a good rain after a long, dry spell one evening on the pickleball court with friend Natasha Thompson, that luscious smell we are all familiar with danced in our noses. Imagine that fresh, earthy smell we all know so well as you read this column. Tash said, “There’s a word for that…

In Passing

Judith Adele Dingeldine

Judith Adele Dingeldine Judith Adele Dingeldine, Age 83 of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020. Judith was born in Portland, Ore., on August 19, 1938, to Albert and Ella Tenderella. She graduated from Franklin High School in Portland and was married to her husband, Joe Dingeldine, for 29 years. Judith worked…

My Rockn’ Chair Day

Dale Fanzo Sitting on my cabin porch, surrounded by oak trees, Enjoying some quiet time, my mind at ease. The birds chirping, squirrels with acorns in hand, A glowing grin on my face, this is the promise land. Why do little things make your mood seem fine? Soaking in mountain fresh air, sipping a glass of…

The Cold War

Ross Dunfee It is impossible for this writer to pen a history of the Cold War (war without heated conflict) in 500 words, so please forgive my inadequacies. The Cold War, like so many actions, is wrought in fear. After World War II, the USA and other nations feared the expansion of communism. It also…