Category: Features

The Key to Longevity

Joan M. Brown An unexpected finding in a group of research bunnies prompted a string of research studies on invisible factors and health. The year was 1978. Dr. Robert Nerem and his New Zealand team were conducting an experiment to correlate a high fat diet and heart disease. White rabbits were fed high fat diets…

Double Lung Transplant Journey

Kathi Bobillot If you exercised at the Anza Athletic Club before 2020, you would always see a smiling athlete named Michael (Mike) Vance. Then he disappeared, and his workout buddies assumed it was due to the pandemic. What a jaw-dropper when we learned what Mike survived … His journey began after an emergency bowel operation…

Happy Birthday to You

Sunshine Quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis Need to contact Quail Creek Sunshine? * Email: [email protected] * Text 444-2575 (no voicemail) * Don’t forget: Birthday (month and date only) as well as your name and email address Be safe. Be smart. Be kind.…

U.S. Military History: USS Enterprise

Ross Dunfee Enterprise means “readiness to engage in daring or difficult action,” and such was the lot for the crews of the eight colonial and U.S. ships named Enterprise. All Enterprises were participants in conflict, armed and ready for action. The U.S. ships named Enterprise are as follows: * Enterprise (1775-1777), a 70-ton, 22-gun, 50-crew…

Fun in the Sun with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Summer means a lot of time in the sun. It’s important to be prepared with only the best natural products so that you and your family can make the most of your sun-filled break. Even though Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” Arizona actually has, on average, more sunny days. We are…

Madaras Gallery Presents the Great Summer Art Auction

Starting Wednesday, June 8, through Saturday, June 24, Madaras Gallery presents the Great Summer Art Auction. Bidding opens at incredible values, and the two-week silent auction includes original paintings by Diana Madaras, as well as several guest artists. The auction ends June 24. View the auction online at www.madaras.com beginning June 8. Madaras Gallery is located…

Word of the Month: Capo

David Zapatka While listening to the Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks tune, “I Have a Capo on my Brain,” last night, I thought, how could a “capo” be on a brain, and secondly, haven’t I heard this word used in another context? The movie The Godfather came to mind. This sparked research into this word.…

‘Caddywampus’ in Quail Creek

Caddywampus is more than a thriller. It’s a gripping, high-stakes human drama from storytellers Erik and Judy Martin, residents of Quail Creek. Available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook editions. The authors’ website is caddywampusmystery.com. When Lieutenant Baron Dunning is sent to Nigeria to investigate the plundering of natural resources for use in biological warfare, he can’t…