Category: Features

Happy Birthday To You!

Time to celebrate birthdays Quail Creek style! Did you receive your e-birthday card? Want to submit your name? Did we list the wrong date? Need to change or update your email address? All you have to do is send your name, birth date (month and day) to Quail Creek Sunshine at quailcreeksunshine@gmail.com, with the subject of “Birthday.” You…

Perhaps love

Dr. Madelaine Paschal It’s been said that when you are most alone, perhaps the memory of love will bring you home. And as we stood together that soft, glorious afternoon, on the land that once held horses, riders, and his long-ago family, he cried. He knew that the few memories that he had left had brought…

8th annual Health and Wellness Fair October 18

Quail Creek’s eighth annual Health and Wellness Fair will be on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Madera Clubhouse. Participating local businesses will be on site, along with health care professionals offering testing, samples and lots of information on a wide array products and services that will help make you look and feel your…

Teaching memoir by Quail Creek author

Cheryl Palen Many memoirs have been written about the teaching profession, but they usually are about teachers who are successful in either high-achieving or poverty-ridden inner-city schools. Brant Vickers’ memoir, Chucky’s in Tucson, offers readers a poignant and heartfelt view of what it is like to teach in the sometimes strange, unfamiliar, and almost alien…

Word of the Month: Extirpate

David Zapatka While traveling this summer on the Goldwing, I chose to visit the granddaddy of all outdoor sporting goods stores, Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri. If you’ve never been there, it’s spectacular and certainly worth a visit. More than 4,000,000 tourists visit this store every year, more than double the tourists to the…

Dollars and Sense: The Paseo Financial Group

Melanie Sedam A recent survey, using public records, was conducted by a major title company here in Arizona to determine how many homeowners in the 55+ communities owned their home free and clear with no current mortgage payments. The results were startlingly low. Sun City West: Out of 18,218 homes, only 1139 homes (6.25%) were owned…

Happy Birhtday to you!

Ruth McDermott celebrates her 85th birthday.

Beloved Quail Creek matriarch Ruth McDermott celebrated her 85th birthday with pizazz with nearly 100 guests, including her family and close friends. Ruth’s birthday was Aug. 13, but the surprise celebration honoring the 26-year resident was held Aug. 14 in the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom. Family members from Washington state and the Phoenix area joined in along with Quail…