Sun City Anthem

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Water not flowing evenly ?

Is that shower head not flowing the way it should?

Built up gook?

Missy Warfield has the answer


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"Why Didn't I Think About That ? ....Tips"

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Day the Secret Service Needed Help from a Chicago Protect a President

There are moments surrounding the history of the United States that fall within the category...

"Only in America"

...and thanks to one of our valued readers, retired Chicago Police Detective, John Schmidt, he sent us something that we at Anthem Opinions wanted to share will all of you.... aspect of history that few if any are aware of....

...the connection between...



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 "History and Holidays"

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Now what's wrong with the garage door unit ?

Garage Door Opener Drive Assembly Repair

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 "Mr. Fix-It's World of Home Improvement"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Special Guest....Denise Clemente

Vegas Voice Show Saturday, April 26th 

Join  Radio host, Dick Arendt,  this Saturday, April 26th at 7:00am and again at noon on Sunday for The Vegas Voice Show on  KLAV radioAM 1230, on your dial.

Dick's Special Guest this week is the wonderful...

Denise Clemente...

...who has performed countless number of times over the years in Las Vegas since she arrived here as a teen and named a top lounge act in Las Vegas during the glory days, in addition to accompanying Liberace for years.

Most recently she graced the stage at the Henderson Pavilion on April 16th performing an a cappella version of our National Anthem in honor of the Vegas Voice
"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive".

We'll get "up close and personal" with this bubbly little lady who never seems to age,  talk about her beginnings years ago when she and mer mother drove across the Untied States to the Entertainment Capital of the World and began a career that has made her a Las Vegas staple ever since ! 

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News is Bittersweet


Nevada Home Sales Decline as Prices Rise

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We Got Fun...and Gab !

Things to do
The Latest Entertainment News

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Venetian Offering Free Concert Tickets

"Frank the Man the Music"
A Tribute

at the Venetian
May 4th

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"What's Up in Weekend Entertainment"

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stained Results When You Don't Report the Full Truth

Laughing at a Poll Result

Why is it so difficult to allow people an opportunity to cast a ballot without THE FULL TRUTH before asking for a choice?

"I like him, I like her, I don't think he or she should be elected" and throwing suble derogatory remarks at those who you personally dislike.

That is NOT journalism.  

That's all you seem to hear from the author of a ridiculous poll that never addresed the real meat and potatoes of the issue...


For some reason these types of FACTS where never reported before you were asked to make a choice.


Afraid to tell the FULL STORY ?


Ashamed to tell it ?


Ask yourself THESE QUESTIONS !

Are you in favor of financing a private business with your dues money?

Are you in favor of paying outrageous sums of money for repair projects leaders have made that will not allow any oversight?

Are you in favor of sanctioning management company employees harassing residents who are your neighbors?

Are you in favor of sanctioning people who are UNLICENSED to perform services for our community?

Are you in favor of using a (disguised) Carver method of management where most decisions are placed in the hands of a management company?

Do you favor candidates who refuse to endorse a civility code?

If you do....then you must have been one of the 90%+ who voted to retain that form of management according to what was recently published elsewhere.

And if you were....


..then you either merely listened to someone who told you how you should vote...


You care little about the financial well-being and integrity of your community !

Dick Arendt
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Turning Yesterday...To Today

Living Color Brings History Alive

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bugs...Bugs...and more Bugs !

The weather is getting warmer, spring is in the air..

and our Garden Wizard knows that spring means..

... bugs on the scrubs...
And she has some great advice about that to do about them.

IPM:  Integrated Pest Management


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 "The Garden Wizard"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Filling a Bucket from a Small Sink....Usually Requires a Mop....Until Now !

Tips from Missy
Does any bucket fit in a kitchen sink?

Ever try to fill a large bucket in a small sink?

 The result is normally a version of Lake Mead right before you eyes on your recently washed floor.

We've got the answer thanks to a lady named....

Missy Warfield


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter to all our Readers

Wishing all of you
Happy Easter

I can't think of a better way to wish all of our readers a Happy Easter....than sharing these thoughts with all of you....


thanking my dear friend (and agonizing Cub fan) 

John Schmidt

for sending this to Anthem Opinions for all of us to enjoy.

All I need to know I learned from...

...the Easter Bunny!

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
  • There's no such thing as too much candy.
  • All work and no play can make you a basket case.
  • A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
  • Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
  • Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
  • Some body parts should be floppy.
  • Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
  • Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
  • The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

May the joy of the season fill your heart.

Happy Easter!

Let a Pro Teach You How !


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Henderson Event a Major Success with 1,232 Guests in Attendance to Salute "The Greatest Generation"

Saluting "The Greatest Generation"
Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive

 It just doesn't get any better than it did on April 16th when our first "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" show was held at the Henderson Pavilion.

 And if you didn't catch missed "a moment in time" that will be remembered by all who were there.

A preliminary show conducted by John Rothman followed by the main production which I was privileged to have been a part of, sent people home with both cheers and tears, as World War II veterans were honored by Congressman Joe Heck, Henderson Councilwoman Debra March, Judge Mark Stevens of the Henderson Veteran's Treatment Court, alongside a cast of some of the most talented and generous entertainers we are so fortunate to have as part of the Las Vegas community, including Grand Marshall, Marty Allen.
Grand Marshall Marty Allen

Host Mark OToole of our Sunset Station "An Afternoon Affair" show, a man so dedicated to entertainment perfection (and humor).....was joined by a number of gracious performers who donated their talents to honor "The Greatest Generation" as he opened the show with "I Don't Want to Walk Without You".
Lou Gazzara, Denise Clemente, Mark OToole
Genevieve, Corrie Sachs, and Gary Anthony

Dangerous Curves

Incidentally Mark's going to be at The Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz on June 3rd...and the tickets are going at lightning speed !

Denise icon of Las Vegas entertainment who Liberace once accompanied, began the tribute with her a cappella rendition of The National Anthem; and former "Vegas the Show" and "American Idol" finalist, Lou Gazzara, closed the event with "God Bless America", a rendition that should be a part of any event honoring this nation.... so inspiring in his emotion that it should  be considered his "signature" gift to America.

Denise returned later to do "Stuff Like That There" from the Bette Midler movie "For the Boys", and Lou also performed "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die".

In addition, our Red Rock Casino's  "An Afternoon Affair" host, Gary Anthony, in his smooth Sinatra style, did World War II classic songs, "Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week", and also "Night and Day" with dancers from Bally's “Dancing Like the Stars" accompanying him in the background, recreating an elegant moment of the time period.

When I saw Genevieve backstage in her 40s glamorous evening gown, I had to take matters in my own hands; and, as she took my arm, I escorted this "goddess" on stage myself, bowing to her beauty, taking the liberty to kiss her hand, and I left the stage looking for something to calm  the beat of my heart !
Genevieve and Slave

I adore Genevieve, and so did the audience as she first sang "Almost Like Being in Love"  (I already was !), then returning near the end of the show with a song which best described the spirit of the day....."One Moment In Time".

The trio of Dangerous Curves, including the lovely  Lisa SmithMargaret Menzies, and Karen Michaels, came to the stage in gowns that were so beautiful they looked like they had been made by "the gods"! 

Their Andrews Sisters medley and salute to each branch of our armed forces had the crowd on their feet,  and I could see just about every veteran in the audience cheering as their respective branch of the service was being saluted.

But...I have to save the most emotional moment for last....the wonderful performances of Corrie Sachs of  Country Superstars, and Co-host of the Dennis Bono Show.

Early in the show, Corrie, in a homemade polka dot dress which she and her mom, Alice, had made specifically for the show to honor the World War II fashion era...along with implementing a popular hairstyle of the war years, appeared on stage to first do "Jump Shout Boogie".
Corrie Sachs

It was Corrie's second appearance that created a special moment that left the entire crowd looking for a handkerchief...

After Congressman Joe Heck presented the individualized "Certificates of Appreciation" to the various veteran groups, he asked Corrie to come back on stage to give him a hand with the last one.

Alice and Frank Bedell, Corrie's folks, were sitting in the audience when we sent out one of our ushers to "kidnap" Frank, who is wheelchair bound.

He was brought back stage, and when Congressman Heck asked Corrie to return to the stage, we brought Frank Bedell  from behind the curtain so that they could present him with a Certificate of Appreciation for his being a World War II veteran.

But it didn't stop there !  Corrie took the microphone, looked at her dad, and as the band began to playsang "You'll Never Know" (How Much I Love  You).

...while we watched Poppa Frank gaze at his daughter singing the words back to a teary audience witnessed what could never have been scripted !

And Corrie....always the sweet lady she's been from the first time I met her, took a few moments to thank each and every veteran on stage for their service to our country. 

Yes indeed, it was special that after the show, Dan Roberts, the publisher of The Vegas Voice, looked at me and said...

 "Dick, you realize we're in big trouble...How do we ever do anything like this again?"

Well, you have often said to me, "I haven't figured that out yet"....

...but to our readers....

We'll do our best !

Thanks SO MUCH to those who shared this afternoon with us in saluting these marvelous individuals.

Next Spirit of '45 show is at Palace Station on May 10th.

Special Guests...The Bronx Wanderers

Vegas Voice Show Saturday, April 19th 

Join  Radio host, Dick Arendt,  this Saturday, April 19th at 7:00am and again at noon on Sunday for The Vegas Voice Show on  KLAV radioAM 1230, on your dial.

Dick's Special Guests this week are the...

Bronx Wanderers...

...who will be performing this weekend at the South Point Showroom on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 18th, April 19th, and April 20th at 7:30pm

We'll get "up close and personal" with this "family affair" who perform the best 50s and 60s rock 'n roll and doo wop to hit the Las Vegas entertainment scene in years.

And here's a bit of The Bronx Wanderers !

Sit back...turn up the sound...


find a partner !

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There's Music in the Air !

Bronx Wanderers at South Point
Songs Poems Wanted....The Musical !

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In the Holy Jewish tradition....

Wishing all of our readers of the Jewish faith....
Good Pesach

from the family of Anthem Opinions
Dick Arendt
Allen Weintraub
Forrest "Mr. Fix-It" Fetherolf
Carol "Garden Wizard" Van Camp
Valerie "Tips" Lapin

Ron "Weekend Entertainment" Johnson

Sun City Anthem Resident Ignored City Warning...Was Fined and Found Guilty

From a resident who just attended this action.

Sun City Anthem Travel Consultant
Guilty of Criminal Misdemeanor
Fined $640 for No Business License

Sara Raney, self-proclaimed travel agent promoting an Alaskan Cruise to SCA members, was found guilty of Criminal Misdemeanor in Henderson Municipal Court on April 15. 

The crime was for refusing to obtain the proper business licenses even after being warned to do so by City officials. 

Raney was cited for the criminal offense at the Liberty Center by a Henderson Officer.

Henderson Municipal Court Judge Mark Stevens found Ms. Raney guilty of the criminal charge when she pleaded No Contest at her arraignment. 

The judge informed Raney he would find her guilty based on that plea and she said she understood. 

The judge issued the guilty verdict and imposed a fine of $640 that was recommended by the Henderson City Attorney.

The criminal conviction will be on the permanent record of Raney for the rest of her life.

A tragedy and embarrassment for all SCA members is the criminal activity by Raney was implicitly or explicitly supported by FSR Activities Director Maurice Talley and by the SCA board of directors.
Mr. Talley appeared in court with Raney, apparently for moral support because he did not participate in the court proceedings. 
This seems to further emphasize his participation and cooperation in the criminal activity. 
  Will SCA be billed for Mr. Talley's time when he was at the Court? 

That would not seem to be part of his normal job duties