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SL Community Theatre Receives a Foundation Grant

Jeanne Becker, Foundation Treasurer The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation has donated $6,000 to Sun Lakes Community Theatre (SLCT) to replace a 15-year-old lighting console, which at the last theatrical production at Oakwood, simply quit working. They were able to finish the show by borrowing the console owned by CWPV and stored at the Cottonwood…

Heading North!

Tom Larsen As spring has rolled around the line, “I am heading north” has been heard frequently around Sun Lakes. This often means we are saying goodbye to friends who are part-time residents as they head back to summer homes. However, to the members of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club (SLFFC), this statement has…

Rotary Club of Sun Lakes Helps Resettled Refugees

Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Director Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) partnered with the Welcome to America Project, collecting personal hygiene products during the month of April. On May 2 RCSL members Lisbeth Levor, Sharon Flood, Ann Diamond, Stan Klein, and Kandi Skrabala worked at the Welcome to America warehouse packing the household…

Unity Community Helps to Feed Starving Children

Recently, six Unity Church of Sun Lakes volunteers participated in a service project that will change the lives of 56 children worldwide. The group was part of a team that helped package 3,420 MannaPack Rice™ packages at the Mesa Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) packing center. That translates to 20,520 meals, or enough to feed…

The Appeal of Hiking

Warren Wasescha, Sun Lakes Hiking Club It’s not always easy to describe why so many people like to hike. It’s exercise, certainly. You see great scenery, of course. The views from the top can be exhilarating, for sure. But you can drive up to the top of places like South Mountain to enjoy the scenery…

Drive-Thru Prayer: Stay in Your Car and Come as You Are

With so many drive-thru conveniences (drive-thru banking, drive-thru pharmacies, and drive-thru fast-food restaurants), why not drive-thru prayer? Is that such a stretch? First Baptist Church Sun Lakes (FBCSL) held its first weekly Drive-Thru Prayer (DTP) on April 8. The idea is to catch those early commuters going to work, just coming from work, or the…

What a Hiking Season It Was!

Warren Wasescha, Sun Lakes Hiking Club The club organized over 85 hikes this season with over 1,000 sign-ups for those hikes. Top hikers were Ed Molieri who logged 29 hikes, Tracy Nilsen with 25 hikes, and Jim Bauer with 14 hikes. It goes without saying that hiking is addictive! In my eight-plus years of hiking…

Komeback Kids Kapture Krown

Larry Wolfe The Spring Lakes Division Softball Tournament opened with a rare pitchers’ duel as the Skyview Digital Media squad, managed by Dave Kratz, edged the A-1 Golf Carts-sponsored team, managed by Dennis Kennedy, 5-3. Pitchers Bill Matson and Dennis Kennedy held opposing batters in check throughout the fast-paced contest. Matson did not allow a…