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  • Smoothie shop, food pantry blend efforts to help those in need

    Customers at Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Huntley will soon be feeding more mouths than just their own.
    Starting March 1, the restaurant will pool all of its profits for each month into vouchers given to the Grafton Food Pantry. Pantry clients can redeem vouchers for free meals and smoothies.

  • Project 2 plans college send-off performance in Sun City

    Since 2010, Sun City has welcomed the Huntley High School singing group Project 2 into the community with high enthusiasm and positive feedback. Now, three years later, Del Webb residents will wish them farewell by hosting Project 2’s College Send-Off show.

  • ‘Sex Please’ hopeful to connect with audience

    When the Theatre Company of Sun City was founded in 2003, its initial goal was to provide residents in the area an opportunity to experience musical theater, with two musicals scheduled each year.

  • Will Huntley’s past be present in its future?

    Regardless of their taste for espresso, many customers likely got a buzz upon seeing the northern wall of Huntley’s freshly opened Starbucks along Route 47.
    There, set in against old barn wood ¬likely of Wisconsin origin, hang historic pictures of Huntley.

  • Update: Village addresses recent Direct Energy letters

      Some readers have expressed confusion over recent letters sent by Direct Energy, the village’s electric supply company since it decided to join with other municipalities to negotiate lower rates last year. The village has explained what the letter means (some were sent in error) here:

  • HSPA presents gun petition to Rep. Randy Hultgren

    On the morning of March 25, a group of 14 people met in Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office to present a Reduce Gun Violence petition and speak on the issue.

  • Spot animal damage and prevent it from happening next year

    Much like me standing in front of that tray of cherries on Christmas day, rabbits are standing in front of your shrubs to enjoy the season to the fullest extent possible by eating the branches of those shrubs. Animals can cause extensive damage by eating the stems, bark, and foliage from plants.

  • Da King of Beef

    With all due respect, the Italian beef is a mess.
    There’s just no way to avoid it: the meat is drenched in au jus and piled high atop an already soaked bun. Add to that (if you so choose) greasy hot or sweet peppers and you’ve got a sandwich made to stain shirts and destroy even the toughest napkins.

  • All about vibes

    One of my favorite instruments is the vibraphone, or vibes, as they are commonly known. Over the years, three performers stand out as the best vibes players ever: Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, and Gary Burton.

  • A sunrise stroll

    Rev. Carol S. Gates (N.14), Sr. Pastor: Living Waters Lutheran Church – Crystal Lake, takes in a fine winter’s morning, cross-country skiing along Sun City’s Wildflower Prairie on January 16.

  • SunCPAC Q&As: January 12, 2012

    Q: With other groups becoming involved in addressing property assessments and property tax issues, what is the future of the Sun City Property Assessment Council?

  • SunCPAC Q&As: December 15, 2011

    Q: Will my assessment increase because I recently purchased my home??

  • Geezer Moments: December 1, 2011

    Instead of the usual Geezer Moments, this time I have something different, but really the same. You say, what are you talking about, Sammy? Ever heard of “Baby Brain” or “Pregnancy Brain?” Well, I hadn’t until my personal banker told me about her pregnancy experiences, suggesting a strong resemblance to Geezer Moments. Read these and see if you find similarities between the two afflictions.

  • SunCPAC Q&As: November 17, 2011

    Q: I’ve used the Model Reports, but what other assessment resources are available?

  • Geezer Moments: November 3, 2011

    “On Tuesday I was notified by the Huntley library that the book I had put on hold had arrived. I went to the shelf and retrieved my book. I then proceeded to the self check-out, which I always do. I scanned my card and followed the directions to scan the barcode on my book. I scanned the code and the screen read SORRY. I scanned it again and it repeated SORRY.”

  • Geezer Moments: October 20, 2011

    Claudia Anderson of N-11 is back with another of her “moments.” Thanks for your contributions, Claudia.

  • SunCPAC Q&As: October 20, 2011

    Q: Where can I find information about assessment exemptions and which have been applied to my assessment?

  • Geezer Moments: September 22, 2011

    Claudia Anderson of N-11 is the big winner this week, as she sent in not one, but TWO of her “moments.” Thanks for your contributions, Claudia.

  • SunCPAC Q&As: September 22, 2011

    Q: Where can I find information to help me contact government assessment officials?

  • Geezer Moments: August 25, 2011

    My wife is always good for a “moment” or two. For this column, she was forthcoming with a daily double. Recently, she put the correct attachment onto the vacuum hose, starting pushing it around on the floor, and realized she forgot to turn the vacuum on.

  • SunCPAC Q&As: August 25, 2011

    Q: What is a Model Report, and where can I find it?

  • Getting CERTified

    On July 16, 2011 Huntley’s CERT Trainees completed their training with a mock tornado disaster held in the Huntley Public Works Building.

  • Geezer Moments: July 28, 2011

    Let’s start this week’s column off with one from the sweet mom of one of my fellow members of the Hunks. She told this one about herself and asked for anonymity. She recently purchased candle stands for her son’s fireplace as a gift. When she took them out of the box, something wasn’t right. They didn’t match.

  • SunCPAC Q&As: July 28, 2011

    When and where are the assessment changes for my township published?

  • Geezer Moments: June 30, 2011

    I have had some very funny and often strange “moments” sent to me by readers since I started this column last year. This one, however, probably most typifies life as an active senior here in our Sun City community. It comes from Joan and Jim Rice, and originally was too lengthy to use in the space allotted for my column, so I’ve had to do some serious editing to make it fit. Here’s their story:

  • SunCPAC Q&As: June 30, 2011

    How does a home’s assessment relate to market value?

  • Celebrity Scramble: June 16, 2011

    These are cryptograms consisting of quotations by famous people, past or present. Each letter in the puzzle stands for another letter. Today’s clues are as follows.

  • Geezer Moments: June 2, 2011

    This month we start off with one from Elba of N33. She writes: “A recent Saturday I was to pick up my husband Arnold at the Anderson Car dealership in Crystal Lake where he went to take our daughter’s car for service. He went on ahead of me, but I went to the Honda dealership instead (also in Crystal Lake), parked, got out, talked to one of the sales people, whom we know, started walking towards the service department, AND THEN THE LIGHT WENT ON.

  • Mistakes: June 2, 2011

    After running the article titled “Home value down, property taxes up, residents want answers” in the May 19 edition of the Sun Day we received several phone calls and emails regarding the same two points that we feel need clarifying.

  • Celebrity Scramble: June 2, 2011

    These are cryptograms consisting of quotations by famous people, past or present. Each letter in the puzzle stands for another letter. Today’s clues are as follows.