Whether golfing Sun City Summerlin’s courses, walking the dog or driving through the community, residents may have noticed that the association has stated work on a turf reduction program aimed at reducing expenses for water and maintenance. First noticed to residents in the July issue of the Link by Sun City Summerlin Community Association, Inc., Vice President and Treasurer Jim Akers, Golf Course Maintenance staff completed a major project on Thursday, October 23 at Highland Falls Golf Course. According to GCM Director Brian Bagwell, the project involving 6 acres of grassy area in front of the lake, which runs along Sun City Boulevard, began a little more than two months ago when the water to the area was shut off. In place of the grass, the landscape has been redesigned to include several colors and shapes of rock, as well as drought-tolerant plants and trees. SCSCAI’s turf-reduction program is registered with the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and the Association will receive a rebate at the conclusion of the projects.

~ Jeannette Carrillo/Link



Call 254-2303 to learn more about joining Security Patrol.

Any resident with a valid SCSCAI membership card is welcome to inquire about becoming a Security Patrol volunteer. If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to this community, call 254-2303 to meet with the Patrol’s personnel officer.

Security Patrol focuses on reducing residents’ vulnerability to crime by patrolling the community every day and night. Sponsored by the Sun City Summerlin Community Association, more than 200 volunteers each serve at least one four-hour shift every week.

Security Patrol officers are not armed. They do not confront suspects or stop drivers for traffic infractions. At headquarters, a dispatcher maintains radio contact with patrol car drivers and can summon police support or emergency responders.

Security Patrol officers live here. They are Sun City residents who contribute their time to this community. Residents who serve the Patrol agree to support established procedures that include clear expectations of conduct and a willingness to perform essential duties. Patrol directors are committed to treating members with respect and professionalism, as well as providing them a safe and comfortable work environment. A new volunteer might opt to train as a dispatcher at headquarters, or drive a Security Patrol car, or serve in one of the information centers at community entrances.

Sewer Project to Delay Traffic

Attention All Residents

Starting August 4, the city of Las Vegas will start an 11-month sewer project. It will start at the intersection of Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards, where there will be severe lane restrictions for six weeks. After that phase, the east side of Rampart Boulevard will be closed in sections for three months at a time for a period of nine month. This means that only the west side of Rampart Boulevard will be in use for both north- and south-bound traffic. It would be best if Sun City residents use alternative routes whenever possible. You will be updated as more information becomes available.

~ Sue Papilion, Interim Executive Director


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“Anything for Halloween?”

by Ellen Greenspan/Link

Halloween was the best holiday when I was a kid in the 1940s. We didn’t say “trick or treat” because that would have sounded like a threat, unthinkable for a child to say to an adult. Instead, we went door-to-door and asked, “Anything for Halloween?” Before I went out “begging,” my mom reminded me not to forget to say “thank you” for the treats that I would get.

My memorable Halloweens were before store-bought costumes. In my neighborhood of lower income working families, popular Halloween beggars were ghosts, cowboys or hobos. A western hat, dungarees and a cap pistol made a cowboy. An old bed sheet with eye-holes and I was a perfect ghost. Bed sheets came only in white. Patched, torn clothes would turn me into a hobo. No mask? No problem. A piece of coal smeared hobo dirt on my face. Every kid carried the same kind of candy treat bag: a pillowcase.  . . . .


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