Category: Features

People, Plants, and Pigs

Bonnie Nowicki Name three things that get sunburned. My dear hubby titled this article. Last year was brutal for Tucson, with over 100 days of temperatures over 100 degrees. In the rainfall department, the usual yearly average is 12 inches. 2020 became the driest year on record with only a skimpy 3.58 inches. What’s a…

Spotlight on Employees: 2020 Employees of the Fourth Quarter

Raul Hermosillo, lead cook

Benjamin Castro, Food and Beverage Director Hello residents of Quail Creek! Back in July 2019, we implemented a staff recognition program to acknowledge those who have gone above and beyond. Each quarter, there are two employees chosen by management: one front of the house staff member and one back of the house staff member. At the end…

Happy Birthday!

Quail Creek Sunshine Sunshine Quote: “Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means even on hard days, you know there are better ones coming.” Be safe. Be smart. Be kind. Need to contact Quail Creek Sunshine? * Email: [email protected] * Text: 520-444-2575 (no voicemail) * Don’t forget: birthday (month and…

Memorial Day

Ross Dunfee The killing was over. The four-year long Civil War officially ended at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. There was a large division between the northern states (largely industrial) and the southern states (largely agrarian) over slavery, states’ rights, and westward expansion. The election of Lincoln was the last straw, and by one month…

Word of the Month: Ontology

David Zapatka Last month’s column on “negentropy” elicited this response from a reader, “My thermodynamics class was at 8 a.m. and I slept through that particular law. Thanks for the review albeit a little late to do anything with it.” There’s an art to scheduling university classes and avoiding 8 a.m. classes was one of…