Category: Features

Tips From The Sky

Tips to ease the stress of holiday travel David J. Ramirez Holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and it’s also one of the busiest times to travel. If you’re planning to fly through “America’s Friendliest Airport” during this busy time of year, Phoenix Sky Harbor has some tips to ease the stress of…

Spotlight on Advertiser: Bon Voyage Trave

The islands of Hawaii may seem small, but they have so much to offer—hiking in lush green landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls and mountains, pristine beaches, mild weather, exotic wildlife, unique food, high-end shopping, and a diverse mix of people who all embrace the “aloha spirit.” From the moment a handcrafted lei is draped around your neck, the…

Senior players still got game

Boys of summer (from left): Jake Jacobson, Al Cangeme, Jack Graef, Harold Norton, and Jerry Cowartt. Not pictured: Brad Adair.

Terry Hurley “You know what we get to do today, Brooks? We get to play baseball.” – Dennis Quaid in the 2002 movie, The Rookie. Jack Graef has been playing softball since the late 1950s, regardless of what it looks like on the field or what others may say, he jokes. On a beautiful early Tuesday…

Bosket – Edited

Gary Alan Bosket Gary Alan Bosket, who lived from Aug. 25, 1938 to Oct. 12, 2019, peacefully passed away at the Ryan House after a long and full life. Gary had a short but courageous battle with cancer over the past six months. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nancy; his son, Geoff…

This I have learned…

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg I had five uncles who served in World War II, one of whom is buried in France and another who received the Bronze Star. One of my husband’s cousins also served and helped liberate Dachau, and I have a brother and nephew who served—both during the Vietnam War. In considering “What does…

Medicare and me: what’s blue button 2.0?

Leah Sugar Kari, Certified Medical Representative (CMR) and licensed insurance agent specializing in Medicare products “Leah, you haven’t had a bone density test in three years! Let’s get one scheduled now!” My doctor busied himself preparing the order for the test, but I was baffled. My thoughts lit up like a pinball machine. Was it…

SaddleBrooke gift shop featured artist for November

Linda Whitehead This month the SaddleBrooke gift shop is featuring artist Russ Stokes, a published photographer specializing in the Southwest. Russ was born in Seattle and attended primary school in Woodinville, WA. His family moved to Anaheim, CA in the early ’50s, then later to San Diego where he attended high school. Russ continued his education at…

November is American Diabetes Month

Nancy Teeter One in ten Americans have diabetes. That’s more than 30 million people, with another 84 million adults at a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You can use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people you care about to make healthy changes. Diabetes is one of the…