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  • SSA

    A few times a week, Joe Marmion picks up the phone and talks to his friend Lorraine, an 85-year old resident of Sun City. He checks in with her and they chat; once a week, the two of them get together and go somewhere, or just spend time together.

  • The buddy system

    Eileen Delahanty, Volunteer Coordinator District 158 is working to get some Del Webb residents to make the short trip to Leggee Elementary School.

    Delahanty is working with Sarah DuBose, Leggee Kindergarten Teacher and a member of the Real-World Application Committee. Dubose said, “We want to tie in with the outside world with us. We want to have ‘Buddies’ within our school.”

  • Optimism may be the best flu vaccine

    With the holidays now upon us, the influenza season will be in full throttle with social get-togethers everywhere helping to spread the germs. One predictor of how bad the season (October through May) will be is the continent of Australia which just suffered through an ugly influenza outbreak. Differing from the U.S., however, is the fact that Aussies only encourage high risk-groups to get their flu shots. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over 6 months be vaccinated.

  • CAM releases budget report

    Each year in July, the Sun City staff, Finance Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors begin the six-months-long process of creating and approving the budget for the following calendar year. The annual process concludes in December with final approval of all budgets for the next year.

  • Sun City clubs join forces for holidays

    Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones who are making gifts for girls and boys.

    Sun City’s Sew N Sew and Woodchucks members recently displayed some of the wood-crafted toys and hand-pieced quilts that they plan to donate to the Grafton Food Pantry.

  • Put on your dancing shoes

    Mary Wyatt, Artistic Director, and Val Stroud Ensemble Teacher, invite Sun City residents to dance.

    “We have 6 teachers and we teach all levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced,” Stroud said, encouraging and welcoming all residents to try the classes offered.

  • New businesses breaking ground in town

    Remember when you had to go five miles to Randall Road for most of your shopping? Today, you just have to go to Route 47, Regency Square, or the Huntley Town Square, and you find most of what you need or want.

  • Second sledding hill slated for Deicke Park

    As soon as it snows in the upcoming winter season, a $2.5 million expansion by the Huntley Park District will be completed with a bit of winter fun – a second sledding hill in Deicke Park.

  • “Catching” some fun in the sun

    “We love what we do!” said Kim Larson, Executive Director of Family Alliance.

    Larson’s enthusiasm and assistance are having an impact in our Sun City community. Family Alliance worked with Alan Mogilner; Sun City Resident and facilitator of the Parkinson Support Group, to find a venue for their meeting needs.

  • Hang Your Hat: November 16, 2017

    Letters for the week of November 16.

  • Sun City Sunflower Garden Club hosts annual walk for charity

    The 8th Annual Holiday House Walk for Charity will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2-6 pm. at Sun City Huntley. The public is welcome to participate and enjoy a fabulous Winter Wonderland. This festive event benefits charities. We would like to share the very personal side of these charities of choices for one of the hosts.

  • 60 years together: A New York love story

    The love story of Lewis and Carole begins at a train station in New York.

    “We used to see each other casually because, for some reason, we used to take the same train home. I used to see her on the platform, and she used to see me on the platform,” said Lewis. “Every Friday, I would get flowers for my mom, and she would see me with the flowers. So we got to talking, and I made a date with her.”

    From here, Lewis and Carole’s story took a strange turn down an unexpected track.

  • Governing board elections run smooth, near-49% voter turnout

    When voters have a lot of options as they choose their leaders, they will come to the ballot box.

    Ten Sun City residents put their names on the 2017 board of directors ballot this fall, and 2,643 community households responded in the mail-in balloting.  That’s nearly 49% of the association’s 5,400-plus eligible households.

    This was the biggest election, in terms of candidate and voter participation, ever held in Sun City Huntley’s 18-year history.

  • Food drive celebrates 10 years of giving

    Ten years ago, Laurie Larkin got a phone call from her friend, Annalee Boles. Larkin recalls that call: “Annalee just asked me – ‘do you want to help me organize a food drive?’ And I said, Sure.” That is how Sharing our Blessings Food Drive began.

    Boles said, “I saw that the Grafton Food Panty here in town recognized the needs of our community and I wanted to help.”

  • Sleep deprivation: How aging affects quality of sleep and increases health issues

    On this third story on sleep deprivation, I would like to issue the question: “Are you aware that besides diet and exercise, sleep habits also contribute to your health, even more as you grow older?” According to WebMD’s September 2017 Issue, one recent research program studied the sleep habits of 1,344 middle-aged and older adults who already had the following health issues: obesity, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.

  • New Jewel and other industry headed to Huntley

    There’s a once-popular song that goes, “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City.”

    In Huntley, that title could be changed slightly: “There is always something new in Huntley.”

  • Transfer fee update

    Two additional facts about home resale transfer fees have been communicated to the Sun Day since our report on the subject in our October 19 edition.

  • They hustled, hit, and never quit

    Sun City Softball had its own World Series and the Mustangs waved the “W.”

  • Sun City Lions Club park bench dedication

    On October 3, 2017 the Sun City Lions Club with the cooperation of the Village of Huntley unveiled a commemorative plaque on a bench in Dhamer Square in downtown Huntley. The plaque honors the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. The project was a joint effort by Pat Krebs, immediate past President of the Sun […]

  • Little Free Library ‘opens doors’ in Sun City

    Want to shorten your trip to the Huntley public library? Want to contribute a book to the library? Take a book home to read? Return a book?

    Many Sun Citians are readers, and now the Huntley Public Library, with help from an area Eagle Scout candidate, is bringing library services to a Sun City neighborhood.

  • Flyby

    To celebrate the flyby of Earth by the OSIRIS-REx satellite, some of the world-wide followers of the NASA space program posted their smiling faces and waving hands on social media (Twitter: #HelloOSIRISREx) on September 22 of this year.

  • Recent sale spurs questions regarding resale transfer fee

    When John Cox, a former resident of Neighborhood 12 in Sun City, recently sold his home, he paid more for the transaction than was legally required.

    He paid a resale transfer fee, even though his home was exempt from the fee because of its location and the date it was built.

  • Swinging for the gold

    Glenn Groebli announced that once again “We have brought home the gold.”

    Groebli, a team member for 16-inch softball and manager of the 70-plus division confirmed that, “We have dominated the race for the gold on the 6 County Senior Olympics in softball for the last 5 out 6 years.”

  • The Home Advantage

    On Sunday Afternoon, September 24, the Chicago Bears took on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Alex and Rita Schank brought the full home entertainment experience outside, with a television set situated in their backyard and Stadium Seating for their neighbors.

    “The admission price of appetizers or dessert is well worth it,” said Kathy Martelli, neighbor.

  • Huntley maps out new plan for growth

    If you’ve been impressed by the Village of Huntley’s growth and expansion in the last 20 years, you haven’t seen anything yet.

  • Sleep apnea, part 2

    While obstructive sleep apnea can affect all ages, central sleep apnea affects only older folks.

    My daughter, 43 years old, and my daughter-in-law, 52 years old, were recently diagnosed with the sleeping problem. My son, 46 years old, is about to be tested for the illness. So why is it so important to be checked for the disorder? Well, Mayo Clinic provides us with this list of complications that can arise from untreated sleep apnea.

  • The Stingrays earn 63 total swim medals in 2017

    For the past six years, The Stingrays Swim Club has consistently been walking away with top club honors for medals garnered in the Illinois Six County Senior Swim Meet held more recently at Addison, IL. This year’s July 20 meet, with its usual 7 event format, proved that the Stings continue to be up for the challenge!

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall

    If you’re close to 60 or older, you understand the disconnect between your own perception of your age and your actual age. It’s easy being a beauty at 16, but at 60, it takes some care and work.

    Sheila Osborne gave away some of the secrets for ageless skin recently in a class here in Sun City.

  • Teenage dreams

    In a nod to simpler times, the Sun City Theater Company is donning poodle skirts, bobby socks, and letter sweaters to bring “Grease” to the stage.

    “It’s always fun when you have adults play teenagers,” said Rob Kaye, director. “It’s amusing to see them be the cool ones, the nerds, or the hot chicks.”

  • Sleep apnea Part 1: explanation and symptoms

    Twenty-two million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but 80% of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea cases appear to go undiagnosed. Those of us who sleep solo nightly/daily may not be aware of our snoring or breathing habits. And with the epidemic of overweight U. S. citizens increasing in number, so too are the case statistics for this health disorder.