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Crystal Cards Donation Tops $50,000

Bobbie Reed The Crystal Card Project has donated more than $50,000 to My Sister’s Place since the project began in 2016. This money has been used to help families escaping domestic violence. The needs of these families are sometimes unimaginable. They typically leave with few or no possessions. Their abuser often holds their birth certificates,…

Looking Ahead to a Better Year

Ken Duquaine Is it possible that at long last we’re glimpsing the tiny light at the end of a year-long tunnel? One can only hope. And in that spirit, the Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) is looking forward to its first in-person meeting since last March, on April 6 at 6:30 p.m., at the Baptist…

A Seasonal Treat for the Eyes and Lens

Ken Duquaine When one thinks of the Arizona desert, what probably comes to mind are stately saguaros, glowing chollas, or vast stretches of sparse, brown terrain. And while those images are certainly accurate for much of the year, springtime brings a new and exciting look to many areas of our Sonoran Desert with the appearance…

Upcoming Community Drug Take Back/Document Shred Event

Ken Hinatsu The Sun Lakes Posse, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, will be participating in a statewide Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 24. Along with this event, the Sun Lakes Posse and other local businesses will be providing another Document Shred event. Both events will take place at the Sun Lakes Medical…

Free Tennis Clinics Resume After COVID Cancelations

Pierre Moresi (center) is the director of the clinics. His teaching assistants include (left to right) Paul Eskridge, Barb Jorgensen, Kathy Sundsrud, and Jenette Curran.

Penny Petersen For years, Cottonwood Tennis Club (CTC) offered free tennis clinics weekly, beginning in September and continuing through April. Don Neu, former Cottonwood Pro, started the classes in the early ‘80s. After Don’s passing, Pierre Moresi took over the clinics with the help of Al Wagner, Ollie Johnson, Joan Osoinach, and others. Anyone who…

Rotary’s Off To A Roaring Start

Steve Carr Sun Lakes Rotary is off to a roaring 2021 start, despite COVID-19 restrictions. Our weekly meetings continue to provide interesting information with relevant speakers, including Jeanie Morgan, Rotary District President for The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona; Professor Scott Burns, presenting on Dynamic Geology of the National Parks of the Grand Circle; and…

Sign Guy Brings Joy to Sun Lakes Neighborhood

Linda Cain Dave Cain was visiting his daughter in Metamora, Ohio, this summer and spotted a sign on her kitchen wall. It was a message board sign with an encouraging saying in plastic letters. Dave returned to Sun Lakes in late August. He promptly went to a craft store and bought a sign board and…

Marines Helping Veterans Charity Golf Tournament

Jim Treacy East Valley Marines is proud to announce their 2021 Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Arizona veterans with life needs assistance. Your participation as a golfer or sponsor of…

IronOaks Bocce, Golfers, and Socializers

Cheri Buettner and Joe McGraw IronOaks neighbors: This article is for all who would welcome new social amenities to our community. Proposed new amenities are shown in the accompanying multi-use park rendering that the IronOaks Board funded in 2016. The legend on the right side of the park rendering identifies amenities one through nine. The…

AFMA Reminds … Ambulance Membership Program Still Ongoing

Brian Curry, Fire Inspector/Public Information Officer The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) reminds residents of Sun Lakes that their Ambulance Membership Program (AMP) is still enrolling Sun Lakers. The voluntary plan that went into effect in July of last year provides coverage for those co-pays and deductibles that your insurance does not cover. The…