15 Winners Shine at Annual Event
By Jeannette Carrillo



The Sun City Summerlin Art Club presented its annual fine art show, “Art From the Heart of Sun City Summerlin 2014,” on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, at Desert Vista. Club President Sandy Karpel and event Co-Chairwoman Phyllis Garrison presented a total of 15 awards to club members in categories that included acrylic, drawing, oils, watercolor, mixed media/out of the box and Déjà vu, among honorable mentions and nods to beginning artists. The final category was the People’s Choice award that went to beginning artist Zlata Kordic.           (read more)

~ Photos by Adrian Cole and Stu Gershon


Used Trucks for Sale

Sun City Summerlin Community Association, Inc. is offering the following

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Palm Valley to Close for Aerification,
April 15-16

The front 9 at Palm Valley Golf Course will be closed Tuesday, April 15; the back 9 will be closed Wednesday, April 16, for aerification. The Golf Department thanks residents for their patience while it works to keep the greens in beautiful shape.

Golf Courses Report 2 Break-ins

The Golf Department is advising residents to lock their car doors before heading out for a round of golf. This week, two golfers’ cars were broken into. The first incident was reported on Tuesday, March 25, at Highland Falls parking lot, the other on Thursday, March 27, at Eagle Crest parking lot. Both events occurred during afternoon hours and both cars had out-of-state license plates. In addition to locking their cars, residents should report any suspicious behavior to the pro shop staff immediately.

Parking Lot Repairs Set to Begin

Asphalt repair for slurry sealing the parking lot at Mountain Shadows will begin on Wednesday, April 9, and will continue until completed. Please be aware, limited parking will be available and changed daily. Cones will be placed accordingly each day to block off traffic.


Calling All Thespians


The Sun City Community Theater Club will hold auditions for its next show, “The 50th Reunion of Fairfield High,” on Thursday, April 10, in the Music Room at the Pinnacle Community Center at 6 p.m.; and Thursday, April 17, in the Starbright Theatre at 6 p.m. Show dates are September 13-14. Rehearsals will begin in May. For additional information, call Joan, 363-3330, or Kim, 901-3358.

Men’s Tennis Team Advances


The first round of competition in the USTA League 7.0 55+ Level is over and Sun City Summerlin’s men’s team is securely embedded in second place. The team, composed of members of Sun City’s Tennis and Team Tennis clubs have high hopes of garnering first place before the season is over. Home games will take place at the Mountain Shadows tennis courts, beginning at 9 a.m., on April 25 and May 2. Pictured, left to right, Peter Cranston, Dan Pittman, Mick Brandt, Roger McCormick, Victor Cuzma, Rady Mejia and Michael Neijna. For information, call Rady, 524-4446.

New Pool Furniture Arrives

How’s this for a pop, or pops, of color at the Mountain Shadows pool? Set to debut April 1, the new chaise lounges, cushions and umbrella colors are Inspired by the warm azure seas of Aruba, and are guaranteed to get you thinking of fun in the sun. Be sure to let Fitness Director Kristie McWhorter know what you think of the new look.




Eggers Caught

Security Patrol’s head driver, Dick Clark, put together a stakeout strategy on Saturday, March 29, to get the license plate information of those who have been throwing eggs at Sun City Security Patrol cars, as well as residents’ cars, on recent Saturday nights. Dick had the regular Saturday night Patrol crew and extra drivers stationed at various locations. Normal patrols were maintained while the extra drivers were looking for the eggers’ vehicle. The strategy was successful, with three Las Vegas Metropolitan Police vehicles responding and catching five teenagers in the Taco Bell parking lot with eggs visible in the back of their vehicle. It seems police officers were not arresting the teens at that time, but contacting their parents.

Fines to be Issued

On Friday, April 4, Security Patrol received the license plate numbers of two pickup trucks with occupants who were reportedly seen removing recycling materials from residents’ curbside bins. The Patrol has passed the information along to the Southern Nevada Health District, which is the agency responsible for compliance. Notices of violations and associated fines will be sent to the truck owners ($900 for the first offense, increasing by $500 for subsequent offenses)

Help Wanted:

Security Patrol Looking for Late-Night or
Early Morning Patrol Drivers

Volunteer patrol drivers are needed to work a four-hour late-night shift, from midnight to 4 a.m., or 4 to 8 a.m. If you are a night person, or an early riser who would like to make a worthy contribution to your community, this might be your perfect chance to do so. Call the Patrol’s Personnel Officer, Connie Daugherty, 254-2303, any time. Someone’s always there to help you.

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Moving/Estate Sales

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2817 Legend

Moving/estate sales conducted in Sun City Summerlin require a permit from the Community Standards office, per SCSCAI’s CC&Rs. For more information, stop by the Community Standards office at the Mountain Shadows, or call 966-1411.


A Tale of a
Whale’s Tail

by Ellen Greenspa/Link


The travel agent’s Alaskan cruise literature sold me on pristine scenery, gigantic glaciers, native Aleuts, whales and fearsome grizzly bear sightings. This would be an exciting adventure. But, as the sun set on my first day aboard ship, clearly, the rest of the passengers had not been lured by literature; it was food! Meals are included in the passage price and they had boarded the ship to consume calories. Cholesterol, saturated fat, carbohydrates, salt and sugar would go unnoticed. A veteran cruiser coached me, “If your menu choices are salmon or prime rib, tell your waiter that you want both. Get the beef AND the fish,” he instructed.

I adored MY waiter; he became my best friend on board, existing entirely to cater to my dining whims. He always remembered my name and precisely how I liked my steak grilled. His name had many letters, but hardly any vowels; I could not pronounce it, and won’t even try to spell it. He told me that in the years he had been working on this ship, he had been home only three times to visit his family. He showed me a snapshot of his pretty wife with their three small children, and I smiled at the correlation between his home visits and his progeny.

Public announcements frustrated those passengers who came from land-locked desert towns. They could not translate port, starboard, fore, aft, bow or stern. So, when at last the captain announced, “Whale sighted off the starboard bow,” 

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