Category: Features

PCQC April Photo Contest—Birds

1st Place - Crested Caracara Landing by John Tubbs

Jim Burkstrand The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued with its monthly member’s contest, with April having the topic of birds. Each club member could enter up to three photos taken in the last three years. This subject was an extremely popular one for the members and drew 42 entries. All of our entries were…

Tax Season Continues

Peggy McGee After a forced break from preparing taxes when COVID-19 hit, the AARP volunteers resumed their tax preparation duties at the beginning of June. However, to comply with CDC guidelines for social distancing and safety concerns from the sites where taxes are normally prepared, there will be no walk-in clients allowed. Rather, everyone must…

My First Telemedicine Visit

Judy McCormick I had an appointment to see the cardiologist right after everything shut down, so I cancelled the appointment. Later, I heard that you could use telemedicine, so I made an appointment. I was very unsure as to how everything worked. The scheduler gave me the URL and told me to sign in 15…

Word of the Month: Tsuris

David Zapatka Friend Marty Minnich and I were discussing the coronavirus pandemic when he closed his email with this statement, “I hope you and I will see each other fairly soon on the other side of all this tsuris.” Marty loves words so threw in tsuris at the end of his message. He’s a fellow verbivore.…

Happy Birthday to you!

While we might be separated on your birthday, know that your friends and neighbors are still celebrating with you! Let’s raise a glass, light the candles, and have some fun! Didn’t receive your e-birthday card? Did we list the wrong date? Want to submit your name? Need to change or update your email address? All…

Dollars and Sense: Reverse Mortgages (Part Four)

The Paseo Financial Group There are three major fees that borrowers must pay. Most are similar to those paid on a forward mortgage. These are the upfront fees that you will need to pay: Origination fee paid to the lender. This is government regulated and ranges from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $6,000,…