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Offstage Drama Lifts the Chordaires’ Onstage Show

The Chordaires lived up to performance theatre’s motto, “The show must go on,” with a lively, sold-out performance show in April. Just three weeks earlier, their director informed them he was unable to continue due to severe health issues. The timing of the director’s withdrawal was difficult, not only because it was only three weeks…

Pickleball Team Wins State!

Lorri Morgan, Communications Stevie’s Wonders 65+ 4.0 pickleball team was crowned Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) State Champions at the Pueblo El Mirage pickleball complex on April 7. League play began in February, and the team finished the season by winning the East Valley Region where they earned the right to face off against the…

Monumental Achievement: $100,000

What started as a conversation at a reception for Crystal Award recipients in 2016 has grown into a well-received service/charity project throughout all three Sun Lakes communities. The founding members, Bobbie Reed and Charlene Petragallo from Oakwood and Kathy Skrei from Cottonwood Palo Verde, have watched the project evolve over the years. The Crystal Card…

We Love Our Volunteers

Warren Wasescha, Sun Lakes Hiking Club Volunteers make the difference. To make a good club experience, you need the right combination of dedicated individuals willing to put their good talents to work for the betterment of the club. For the Sun Lakes Hiking Club, we’ve benefited from years of talented individuals stepping up and defining…

Celebrate National Day of Prayer

The Sun Lakes and SunBird communities will meet for the National Day of Prayer at the SunBird Golf Resort ballroom, at 6250 S. SunBird Blvd., in Chandler, on Thursday, May 2. The program begins at 10 a.m., with musicians playing patriotic music from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sam Rotman, a concert pianist and inspirational speaker,…

Desert Threads Make Items for Charity

During group Sew Days, members make quilts and other items for the needs of a variety of nonprofits supported by Desert Threads Quilters. Members make simple utility bags for carrying various items handed out at the refugee center in Phoenix. Immigrants waiting for their sponsors to pick them up attend the center and obtain necessities…

Sing Into Spring with the Chorale

Yvonne Orlich The Sun Lakes Chorale Spring Concert is just around the corner. March 14 will be here before we know it, so we are buckling down and practicing hard to get the music “performance-worthy.” Once again, we are presenting a wide variety of music styles. It takes focus and hard work. Hey, none of…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Championships

Jerry Higgins The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat comes and goes. These are 2 of the 12 teams who participated in Cottonwood Tennis Club (CTC) championship matches during the week of Jan. 8. In the 4.0 Red Division, Jeff Villareal and Mike Jaltuch took away the trophy from runner-up team Sid Porter…