Category: Features

The 100+ People Who Care campaign update

  Ron Hunt The Power of 100 Desert Dreamers is committed to helping non-profits assisting those most in need in our neighboring communities of Eloy, Casa Grande and all of Pinal County. The needs are great, but together we make a big difference. The concept is simple; 100+ People Who Care is an informal group…

The Remodeling Corner

  Janet Cook There are many HGTV shows that demonstrate that by investing in design and updates, one can sell their house for dramatically more money. However, their timeline is not realistic. They have a TV production deadline, so before they even start, the design and scope of work is done, the materials are ordered…

Let’s talk about yarn!

  Diane Oleson Happy Fourth of July! I decided to look for yarn from our stash to make various items for our charities and we have our yarns organized by weight, or so I thought. Yarn has a number from one to six generally and this is the weight or size of yarn with some…

2 Your Health: Sickness comes from sitting

  Dr. Craig W. Brue, DC I want to tell you a short story about a patient that has frequent episodes of lower back pain. In spite of going to the gym on a very regular basis, this patient continues to have significant flare-ups of back spasms, restricted movements and lower back pain. During a…

Word of the Month: Sarcophagus

  David Zapatka Just having toured the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, Egypt, my mind is filled with hieroglyphic and sarcophagus images. Touring the tombs of Tutankhamun, Seti 1, Seti 2, Ramses 2 and Nefertari, I was astounded by the beauty, artistry, vibrant colors, carvings and intricate work done by these ancient…

Summer line dance schedule

  Classes will be on Tuesdays & Fridays 1:00 – INTERMEDIATE- Experienced dancers looking to find more challenging dances and steps. 2:00 – IMPROVERS – Dancers that have already completed one or more beginner classes and are comfortable with most basic steps. 3:00 – BEGINNERS – New dancers with little or no line dance experience.…

MasterMind! continues through the summer

  MasterMind! trivia activities are alive and well during the summer months. For example, new sets of trivia questions are available each week in the Sports Club coffee area and the Ranch House coffee area. Also, warm up trivia questions are usually distributed on Thursday nights about 30 minutes before the weekly contest in the…

Gardens for birds

Gwen Grace Summer is a great time to think about gardens and yards. Would you like to have birds hang out in your garden? Are there native plants in your yard? If not, how can you create a beautiful and water saving landscape that brings birds? Each year the Desert Rivers Audubon Society has a…

This I have learned

  Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Over 50 years ago the iconic group, The Beach Boys, released a song called Wouldn’t It Be Nice? The tune was about a would-be boyfriend thinking, out loud, of how he would be in nirvana if he and his girlfriend could be together . . . forever. Sigh! It was the…