Young Home Team Wins Lakes Division Title

Larry Wolfe The Young Home Team Realtors-sponsored team ran away from the rest of the field in capturing the Lakes Division Fall Season title. Manager Gary Hillabolt’s boys finished the season with a 14-4 record, well ahead of the second place A-1 Golf Carts team, which finished at 8-8. The Top Ten hitters at the…

Foundation Gala Is High Point of the Holiday Season

Carolyn Leneway More than 220 people donned their holiday finery in support of The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation’s Holiday Gala, the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year. The Gala featured a new look and feel, as the semi-formal Holiday Gala provided attendees an opportunity to dress to the nines, enjoy a marvelous dinner,…

Word of the Month: Abecedarian

David Zapatka Reader, friend, and fellow pickleball player Janie Blake-Zunino writes, “While reading Dancing with the Muse in Old Age by Priscilla Long, I read the word abecedarian and found it interesting.” Abecedarian abe·ce·dar·i·an noun a person who is just learning; a novice adjective 1. arranged alphabetically 2. rudimentary; elementary Origin and Etymology—abecedary “alphabet book, primer” (going back to…

OLGA Results

Kathy Burns December was a busy, exciting month featuring the OLGA Cup, which was held on Dec. 6 and 13. It is the annual Low Net Tournament, and the overall winner was Dari Akin, followed by Leslie Smith, Glo Malmberg, and Mary Dyrseth. In Flight 2, Dang Teater was the winner, followed by Anne Annis…

State Parties

Dakotas Patio Party March 9 Steve Perkins North Dakotans and South Dakotans and friends from Sun Lakes, SunBird, and surrounding areas are all invited to the annual North and South Dakota Party held Thursday, March 9, at the San Tan Ballroom, Cottonwood Country Club, in Sun Lakes. Make sure you put it on your calendar.…

In Passing

Fritz Elmer Derheim Fritz Elmer Derheim, 79, died peacefully with his loving wife by his side in his Sun Lakes, Ariz., home on Jan. 7, 2023. Fritz was predeceased by daughter Amy Derheim and is survived by his wife Beth, of 54 amazing years; his daughter Roxanne Derheim (John Beard); nephew Chad Derheim, who was…

It’s Mardi Gras Time

Helen Daley Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) falls on Feb. 21 this year. The words “Mardi Gras” or “Carnival” always bring to mind New Orleans, food, parades, beads, partying, music, dancing, costumes, and masks. It started as a pagan celebration of spring and fertility thousands of years ago. Christian leaders determined it was easier to adopt…

Join a Saturday Bird Walk in a Park

Gwen Grace Desert Rivers Audubon offers Family Bird Walks in local parks, both Chandler and Gilbert. Find the white tent in the park to locate the Audubon area. There they provide binoculars and an experienced bird leader to point out the species in the park during a one-hour walk. Bring the children, as there are…