Category: December 2020

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Those Wobbly Tires Barbara Schwartz Charlie was in his early 80s and was getting a little bit slower than usual. He and his wife wanted to take a trip and fly to California to visit their son. He called us and asked for help in arranging the trip (never mind that his daughter lived a…

Quilt and Bake Sale

Jean Selle Risen Savior Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Quilt and Bake Sale on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 8 to 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Even with social distancing, the quilters have been able to gather in small groups and create beautiful and affordable quilts to be sold to the public. Proceeds help…

Christmas Eve in Sun Lakes

Dale Fanzo Twas the night before Christmas in Sun Lakes, Even the seniors were still awake. Houses were decorated with green and red lights, The Christmas tree bulbs were shiny and bright. We aren’t looking for presents this year for sure, All we want for Christmas is a COVID cure. A traditional dinner with ham…

The Perfect Place

Rose Saunders The Perfect Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides social and recreational activities for adults with cognitive challenges in a structured, safe environment while offering support and respite for the family caregiver. We also offer education about cognitive changes and the aging process. Although we have been serving Sun Lakes since 2004,…

Safe Solo Shopping for Your Holiday Gifts

Linda Shanahan Nine silversmiths from Sun Lakes Rock, Gem, and Silver Club are offering a unique experience for your holiday gift shopping. These artists will have handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations available in a private home in Oakwood. A variety of silver jewelry styles will be included. You will find faceted stones, semi-precious gemstones set in silver,…

Silver Belles

Linda Shanahan These five Belles may have Silver in their hair But let me tell you this, they don’t really care Silver on their arms, silver on their hands Silver on their fingers in the form of bands   Work inside the shop No better place to be Designing silver jewelry, they’ll sell it for…

Softball Player Profile: Thom Stephens

Larry Wolfe Ask any of the guys at the Field of Dreams to describe Thom Stephens, and the most likely responses are, “really good player” and “really nice guy.” Thom’s probably prouder of the latter. A Santa Clara, Calif., native, Thom graduated from Buchser High where he played both varsity baseball and basketball for the…

Singles Dinner Club Update

Come one, come all to the Wednesday evening club for singles. We meet every week at 5 p.m., at the Palo Verde dining room, for a sumptuous dinner and wonderful conversation with others in the same place in their lives. If Wednesday isn’t good for you, we also have a table for singles on Friday…

Relishing Pickleball: Dink Responsibly

David Zapatka Often called the most important shot in all of pickleball, the dink is the critical shot aspiring players must learn to improve their game. The dink is a shot hit slowly and softly into the opponents’ non-volley zone as close to the net as possible. If the opponent hits this ball hard, it…