Category: Features

How to Organize Your Travel Bags

Kim Kubsch After you research your destination(s), its weather trends, and the main attractions, it’s time to make a list. Writing everything down—either on paper or on your phone. The list is the best way to guarantee that you do not forget anything essential. Organize your list into different sections: clothing, shoes, documents/electronics, and hygiene…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is National Kitchen and Bath Month, coinciding when people start anticipating holiday gatherings and what is needed to facilitate entertaining more easily, including the escape to a spa-like bathroom to relax and rejuvenate! Houzz, an online site about home remodeling and design, recently published their 2022 Bathroom Trends Study of homeowners who…

Ticket to Ride

Stephanie Hemberg If you are interested in playing a very fun board game called Ticket to Ride, please email me at [email protected] and leave a phone number, so I am able to call and talk with you. It is easy to learn. Come try it and see how you like it! Fully vaccinated and boosted…

Unit Happenings

Unit 11 Monthly Board Meeting Penny Dilles, HOA Secretary The Unit 11 HOA monthly board meeting will be held on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m., in the Computer Learning Center, Meeting Room 1, at the Cottonwood clubhouse. Please note the change of the meeting location. We will no longer be meeting in the Ceramics Room…

Word Games

Would you like to play a variety of word games? We can teach you how to play, or you can teach us your games! We play word games such as AmuseAmaze, Quiddler, Scattergories, Scrabble, etc. We play word games in Oakwood, Sun Lakes. Please send me an email to [email protected] with the days of the…

‘West with Giraffes,’ by Lynda Rutledge

Violetta Armour In 1938 an enormous hurricane hit New York, killing over 700 New Englanders and upending ships but, miraculously, the SS Robin Goodfellow from Africa, although caught in the vortex, made it to shore with two unlikely passengers who survived: two young giraffes, a male and female. Their ultimate destination was the San Diego…

In Passing

Robert F. Cooper Robert F. Cooper of Sun Lakes, Ariz., formerly of Pittsford, N.Y., passed away at age 86 on May 16, 2022, in the care of his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann; his daughter Karin Cooper (David) Rompalo; his son Todd Cooper (and Gina Moussa); step-grandson John…

Roadrunners Launch New Season

Cathie Smith, Secretary The Sun Lakes Roadrunners RV Club is excited to get our new 2022-23 year started. Each year in the fall, many of the Roadrunners return to the Sun Lakes area in time to attend the first meeting of the season on Oct. 11. At that meeting, there are many happy reunions where…

CTC Free Open Tennis, Happy Hour, and More!

Penny Petersen Something exciting is happening at the Cottonwood Tennis courts. The Cottonwood Palo Verde Homeowners Association Board approved a new outreach program that allows anyone from Sun Lakes and nearby communities to play Thursday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood courts. No need to join, no cost to players. All ability levels…