You Are Invited to Sing With The Silvertones

Photo courtesy D.J. Minella


No Audition. No previous experience necessary. We welcome you to our fold, if you can carry a tune. Experience the joy of making music and friends. Rehearsals begin August 28, 2014; 1 p.m. in the Music Room at The Pinnacle.

Our director and Sun City resident, George Pucine, a member of The American Choral Directors Association, works patiently to help us sound our best when we perform for you the arrangements he has written and scored. Our accompanist, Martha Olson, has accompanied many vocal groups in the valley. We are fortunate to have these two talented people at the helm.

Membership in the Silvertones Club is open to any Sun City Summerlin resident who holds a current association card. We perform two shows annually---a holiday show in December and a Spring show. There are no rehearsals in the summer. If you enjoy singing and can commit to weekly rehearsals, please plan to check us out. You are promised a warm welcome on the very first day and you will make life-long friends among the singers.

For additional information, call President, Roger 702-228-1477.



New York Club

The next meeting of the New York Club will be Wednesday September 3, 7 p.m., at Desert Vista, Room No. 5.
   The club’s guest speaker will be Robin Skone-Palmer, who worked for Phyllis Diller and wrote a book about her experiences as her employee and friend. Members will be discussing a nominating committee for the 2015 election of officers. Elections will take place in November.
   Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend. For more information, call Linda, 363-7377, or Fred, 869-6021.



The Green Belts on Palm Valley Golf Course are Turning Brown

Palm Valley Golf Course has lost 25% of its water pumping capacity. A huge pump cracked last week and it cannot be replaced until 8/10. As a result, in order to keep the remaining pumps from over-working and breaking, we have had to stop watering the greenbelts and they will be entirely brown for the rest of the summer. They will come back next year, but we cannot possibly undo the damage without massive amounts of water and due to the drought, that makes no sense. We are sorry the pump broke and the greenbelts had to be sacrificed, but as it is, the remaining pumps are over heating now 2 to 3 times a night just trying to not lose the golf course. You will see staff on Palm Valley at all times of the night during the next several days. Hope for rain – gentle rain!

~ Sue Papilion, Interim Executive Director

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


It Is Not Necessary to Open Your Front Door, Any Time

Brian Dodd, Chief, Sun City Summerlin Security Patrol

Longtime Watch Commander and Security Patrol Driver Jim Maher counsels residents that it is unnecessary, even unwise, to open your front door to anyone who knocks on the door or rings your doorbell especially after dark. Unless you know who is there, if you have an outside security door, talk through it. If you do not have a security door, it is unnecessary to open anything. If you talk through a closed door, you should be heard by anyone on the other side

  If you are awakened by a Security Patrol driver alerting you to an open garage door, or a flashing emergency light, he or she will be clearly recognizable. Through your front window you should identify a uniformed patrol officer with a badge. The Patrol car with its rotating bright amber lights should be easily visible in front of your home. Jim Maher emphasizes that you will not offend the patrol officer if you do not open your door. He or she is interested only in checking on your welfare, or letting you know that something might be amiss at your home.

Safety tip: A door peephole costs around $10 and can be installed at any level on the front door..

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At Long Last, It Is Time To Go Back To School. And I Don’t Have Anything To Do.

by Ellen Greenspan/Link

My youngest grandchild has started his senior year of high school and I have cause to celebrate: I just bought my last backpack . . . .


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