Category: July 2021

Bridge Results

Bridge Skills Rusty? Are your bridge skills a little rusty? There’s a “practice” group playing in the Ladies Card Room at Cottonwood clubhouse on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or noon. No fees—bring cards and a sweater and get some extra practice. If you have any questions, call the summertime phone number, 319-480-6020. Small…

CMGA Results

Buddy Meola The month of May started with a two-day event pitting the Palo Verde Men’s Golf Association against the CMGA. On Saturday, May 1, each team played a two-man best ball format with each team receiving one point for winning the front, back, and total. After the first day of play on the Cottonwood…

Garden Information: Invasive Stinknet Weed

Nancy Mumpton Stinknet is a fast-moving, invasive weed in Arizona and locally in Sun Lakes. It has green “carrot-like” leaves and rounded flowers. The leaves smell pungent and can be allergenic. It emerges from November to April and starts flowering in February. Seed is easily spread by wind and traffic. It loves to sprout along…

Cotillion Dance Club Announces 2021-22 Season!

Rob Spade Cotillion Dance Club plans to present four dinner dances to be held at the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom in Sun Lakes. Be sure to mark your calendars with next season’s dinner dance dates: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021; Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022; Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022; and Saturday, March 12, 2022. These dinner dances…

Can You Name Your Favorite Mountain Range?

Warren Wasescha Hike for a while in the Valley and you’ll experience a very different feel as you hike each mountain range. Take Camelback, for example—an icon in the heart of the metro area. Everyone knows it. It’s located amidst some of the most desirable and expensive properties in the Valley. It’s a very aspirational…

Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

Fire Corps Fire Inspectors Resume Operations Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) Volunteer Fire Corps in Sun Lakes have resumed their fire inspection activities in support of AFMA Fire Marshals after a year of shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns. The Sun Lakes Fire Corps has three Arizona state-certified fire inspectors among their…

Ready to Tackle Watercolors?

Margaret Crusoe Do you want to learn how to use watercolors? I give individualized art instruction for small groups in my home. The cost for four 90-minute lessons is $150 for new students and $145 for returning students. The fee is non-refundable and due by the first lesson. Materials are purchased separately. I provide a…

The Library Corner at SLCC

Bette Hargrave Happy Fourth of July, everyone! The heat is here, but we have new books, a comfortable library, and it’s cool! Come visit us and enjoy. One of the best new books on our new purchases list is The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan. He is the author of the number-one bestseller Beneath a…

Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President Roger Beagle July brings us to the middle of summer and hot days ahead. We look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July by watching fireworks, eating hot dogs, grilling hamburgers, and enjoying cold drinks. Let us remember the freedoms we have been blessed with in this country, and I wish…