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Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Summers Here...So Be Careful of Mr. Sun !

Summer weather means additional precautions for Seniors !
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"Keeping Our Neighborhood Safe"

Monday, June 17, 2019

Don't Pitch Those Used Coffee Grounds

You've had your morning cup(s) of "Joe" and you're all set to toss the coffee grounds...

...but wait !

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Eight Uses for Coffee Grounds
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Recognizing Common Garden Diseases

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Remembering a Dad

What's a Dad?
My Dad
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Strange how the human mind works when it come to memory as the aging process takes its course.
As senior citizens many of us can't remember what we wore yesterday, but somehow memories of years gone by seem to remain forever.

And today, those memories revolve around a hero...a dad, my dad...

...and what he meant to me.

This is a special Father's Day because had he lived, he would have turned age 100 in January, and if I could only have just one moment on this day, I would love to say one thing to him...


...thanks for so much for what you gave, because it took my getting older to appreciate the life you had, and what you endured...for ME.

His life was complicated from his youth when, at the age of 8, he was involved in an automobile accident sending him through the windshield of his father's car and leaving him with a broken nose that remained for life..having to withstand ridicule from other kids being referred to in the cruelest of terms... having to forego a full scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute when his dad refused to charge union scale in his barber shop until 2 members of the "Chicago Mob" greeted his dad with baseball bats to break his arms and send him to a hospital for months...forcing him to quit school and support a family... being part of "The Greatest Generation" living through a Depression and a World War... spending his life with a lovely lady for 60 years... life to two sons showing them love, understanding, and patience, foregoing so much of his own life in order that they would enjoy one better than he had.

So, to all of you who were fortunate to have had a dad like mine, take a moment on this day and go through some of those old photographs you likely haven't looked at for years...

...the memories you shared with him...

... and smile at them...

...and thank him for the gift of life !

Somehow, I believe he'll know, because real love never dies. It remains in the hearts of those who were so fortunate to experience it.

And if you can't think of the words yourself, or perhaps become a bit choked up while trying to do so, use the words of a song by a young Paul Peterson who, on October 25, 1962, on The Donna Reed Show, couldn't have expressed any better !

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He isn't much in the eyes of the world
He'll never make history
No, he isn't much in the eyes of the world
But he is the world to me

My dad, now here is a man
To me he is ev'rything strong
no he can't do wrong, my dad

My dad, now he understands
 when I bring him troubles to share;
Oh, he's always there, my dad

When I was small I felt ten feet tall
When I walked by his side
And ev'ry one would say, "that's his son,"
And my heart would burst with pride

My dad, oh, I love him so
And I only hope that some day my own son will say

"My dad, now here is a man."

To all the Dads, Anthem Opinions wishes you a very...

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  1. From Rana Opinions

    Beautifully done...

    As for keeping memories alive and constant, I have a favorite photo of my mom and dad that greets me every morning from the door of my refrigerator...

    My dad couldn’t even make himself tea or a slice of toast because mom was very old fashioned and always treated him like a king in their home..

    How did he treat her?

    She was the matriarch and QUEEN of the family...

    Oh how I miss them both...
  2. From Mary Lee Opinions

    Beautifully written, thanks for sharing!
  3. From Gayle Thompson of Minneapolis, Opinions

    Thanks Dick!

    You put the sentiments together, we just have different examples.

    I was fortunate at a very young age (pre-high school) to understand and appreciate that he was awesome, special. 
  4. From Robert Opinions

  5. From Cary Chubin of Ft. Lauderdale, Opinions

    Well said.
  6. From Linda Opinions

    Brings a tear to my eye!  Great column!
    1. From Lenore Opinions

      Beautiful tribute

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Let us Entertain You...Let's Dance...Part Three of a Three Part Series

Dancing thru the Decades
Let's Dance
The 70s & 80s & Beyond
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Let Us Entertain You...Let's Dance..Part One of a Three Part Series

Dancing Thru the Decades
Let's Dance
The 40s & 50s

(Part One of Three)

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Private Drones Now Being Restricted in Las Vegas Valley

New FAA Regulations Restrict Drone Flights
Las Vegas

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The FAA introduced new regulations Friday, May 17, 2019  that essentially make it illegal to fly a drone for recreational use in approximately 90% of the Las Vegas valley.

"While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports,” the FAA said in a statement Thursday. 

“Furthermore, they must comply with all airspace restrictions and prohibitions when flying in controlled and uncontrolled airspace.”

Starting May 17, 2019, recreational users were relegated to one small area in the southwest valley where they can fly without prior approval.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Got a Hardwood Floor that Needs to be Restored?

Hardwood Flooring Can Often Be Restored
Instead of Replaced 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Horse Race Betting...Getting Ready for The Belmont Stakes

With the 3rd leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, The Belmont Stakes, approaching this Saturday, June 8th, it might be fun to place a bet at your local casino.

Whether a bet is large or small, it can be fun; and with that in mind, many of you may not be aware of the various types of bets that may be placed.

We'll publish the odds and post positions of the the Belmont entrants when they are determined, but we thought we'd give our readers a "heads-up" on the various types of bets that can be made.


If you're a horse racing fan, did you know that there's a Horse Racing Club in Sun City Anthem ?

If you're interested in this activity...a DUES FREE Sun City Anthem resident, Bill Hogeat (702) 776-7793.

Racing Bets Explained
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Monday, June 3, 2019

A Resident Chimes In on a Restaurant Proposal

We learned that a Sun City Anthem resident who wishes to remain anonymous recently sent this idea to various members of the Board.

We are always reluctant to print anything on an anonymous basis; however, in this particular case, we thought an exception should be made... order that ALL suggestions be both heard and considered...especially by those of us who are being asked to FINANCE IT !      

In light of the Sun City Anthem Board's inconclusive decision as to how the restaurant issue is to be handled, it intrigued Anthem Opinions to share this idea with our readers for your comments.

A Resident's
Anthem Center Restaurant Proposal
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Still Waiting for an IRS Refund? Here's How to Check Its Status

IRS Refund Assistance

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Stardust Hotel: A History Best Told by Video and Photos of Those Who Built & Controlled It over the Decades

This article is dedicated to my friend and Sun City Anthem Board Secretary, Rana Goodman.


Coming here from Great Britain as a child after World War II and eventually settling in Sun City Anthem...

...from a product of the Las Vegas school system, to self-employment, to retirement (LOL), and currently as both the owner of Sun City Anthem forum, "Anthem Today" to the political editor of "The Vegas Voice", whose most notable accomplishment is the change in Nevada's Guardianship laws...and recently elected to the Sun City Anthem Board of Directors...

...she's seen it all !

The Stardust Hotel: A Video History

Its Ecstasy

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