Letters: March 24, 2011
In Celebration of Sun City
That’s what comes to mind when I think about the place we live.
The endless meandering of homes over miles of manicured streets … the golf course, tennis courts, wood shop, ball field, swimming pools, fitness centers, a lake and nature trails … places to meet and greet … see new things … places to learn new things … and try new things … it’s all here.
How did Dell Webb decide on this location? How did they go about procuring the land? How long did it take? How long did it take to do the physical layout and recruit the manpower needed to turn a blueprint into reality? I’d like to know.
Regardless, it’s amazing. Truly amazing!
The main lodge is another wonderful example of creating a meaningful environment: For fun, games, learning, getting involved in things we might never have thought about until we moved here.
Then there’s the neighborhood experience. Making new friends. Helping out the guy across the street, when help is needed. Finding out things about the men and women on the block that you live on that brings you closer to them. Things that enable you to pray for those that might be having physical problems … emotional problems … or have experienced a family tragedy along the way. Finding out about the good things happening in the house next door and down the street.
It’s all a part of Sun City living.
Spring will soon be here again, along with a kaleidoscope of living color, as flowers blossom along Del Webb Boulevard and around Wildflower Lake.
Grass will be greening. Water will again begin to cascade over a variety of falls.
Red-wing blackbirds and many other species will return to serenade us.
How blessed we are to live here.
Dear Sun City Resident:
I’m writing this as a Sun City resident and not as a representative of any Committee, Charter Club, etc.
I normally do not give my written opinion on a voting issue, but I’d be derelict if I didn’t in this case.
In April, we will be voting for candidates for our Village of Huntley Board. Although there are more candidates than available expired positions, I have no opinion on the candidates other than Harry Leopold.
I’ve gotten to know and experienced Harry’s abilities over the past three years. I have found Harry to be open-minded and fair, a listener to others, extremely knowledgeable about Huntley and Sun City, a devoted hard worker, creative, and positive in his approaches, with keen observations and solutions. He’s a genuine asset for any community.
It would be a major loss if traditional voting apathy results in losing Harry. So please, please vote to retain Harry as a Village of Huntley Board member and Trustee.
I recently moved to Sun City and have been receiving the Sun Day. I enjoy the paper. I enjoy your column. Your hair piece was fun to read. The Woodchucks column has been very helpful.
I appreciate all the contributors.
I receive two daily newspapers. Your paper has more helpful information about Sun City.
I try to spread the word about your paper.
Please pass my praise to the rest of the staff.
Keep up the good work.
I rarely write to newspapers, but in this case, I wanted to give some well deserved, positive feedback.
Your Woodchucks column is excellent in providing needed information that is not readily apparent or easily available.
Two recent cases:
We had always been frustrated with the really noisy fan in the guest bathroom of our Del Webb home. Other neighbors complained about the same thing. A month or so ago, your Ask the Woodchucks column indicated a replacement fan was available. I installed it and, WOW, what a difference in much less noise and added suction!
This week’s column warned of the vent screens on the water heater needing to be inspected/cleaned every six months. We have been in our Del Webb home for seven years now, and I never realized there were such screens on my water heater. Of course, I checked them today, as you suggested, and they were somewhat clogged with dust, spider webs, cat hair, and other dirt. Your column and the manual warn of the dangers in not regularly checking and cleaning them as necessary. Note, however, the manual for our State water heater displays the location of only one such screen but actually there are two locations of the screens and both should be checked and kept clean.
All in all, your paper provides good community information, and we look forward to it. It is well written and organized. Even many of the ads are pretty good. I hope you can continue providing your paper regularly. I don’t know how you can do this for free as you do, but if it ever comes down to not being free anymore, IMHO, a paid subscription would not be a negative thing for us.
Ken & Cheryl Kalitowski