Category: Features

A Dream Came True

Karen Kuciver holds the Wendy's Boutique sign as she begins work on organizing the thrift shop. (Photo by Peggy McGee)

Peggy McGee Ten years ago, Karen Kuciver was an alcoholic, a drug addict, and living on the streets. Her future was less than dim, but then what seemed like a miracle happened. Karen decided to turn her life around when she was threatened once again with losing her employment. That would mean losing another home…

Word of the Month: Groovy

David Zapatka “The 59th Street Bridge Song,” known by many as the “Feelin’ Groovy” song by Simon and Garfunkel, came on the radio. I was asked if I knew the history behind the word “groovy,” which led to this month’s WOTM. Groovy:  ˈgrü-vē  Adjective 1. marvelous, wonderful, excellent 2. hip, trendy Origin and Etymology: “Pertaining to a groove,” from groove (n.) + -y (2). Slang sense…

Autumn Musings

Bonnie Nowicki, Master Gardener As I compose this article, the month of October is coming to a close, the Green Valley heat gauge still registers 90 degrees plus, our country is mostly housebound, and a vital election is looming. What more can happen this year? The holiday season! I am feeling overwhelmed. Presently, I am…

U.S. Military History

Veterans Day Ross Dunfee The bloodiest conflict so far in history, five years from June 28, 1914, to June 28, 1919, was finally over. Suffering, misery, and carnage caused by The Great War, (World War I), would cease. World War I claimed between 15 and 22 million lives from more than two dozen countries, including…

Madaras Gallery Calendar of Events

“Day’s End” by Diana Madaras

Laurie Martell November 2020 Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1 through 8. “The Art of Respite” 2020 annual fall show. View 25 new original paintings by acclaimed southwest artist Diana Madaras. The show, featuring original acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, includes imagery of…

Happy Birthday!

Quail Creek Sunshine Cooler weather is here at last, and with that, the treat that QC Sunshine promised you last month! Perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. After indulging in a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, including an indulgent dessert, you can enjoy a postprandial walk. No, not just around the neighborhood. This time, let’s go…