Sun City Anthem

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Special Guests....The Shades of Sinatra

Vegas Voice Show Saturday, August 2nd 

Join  Radio host, Dick Arendt,  this Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00 am 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 fun and talented...

Shades of Sinatra..
  
...who will be performing Saturday evening at 7:00 pm on August 9th at the Starbright Theatre in Summerlin. 

We'll get "up close and personal" with these four outstanding talents... 

Carmine Mandia, Ryan Baker, Lisa Smith and her husband, Ron Smith.

We'll talk about their beginnings and various diversified careers, and their coming togther in 2005 to become...

"The Shades of Sinatra". 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Restaurant Histories Would Have Made a Great Story for Andy Rooney

Help...We're Drowning
in
Debt and Laughter !


If you haven't yet seen the latest video that included Larry Hughes, owner of Vics "whatever their new name will be" restaurant; Bella Meese, member of the board of directors, whose newest FOR PROFIT publication with her husband appears to be capitalizing on her elected position; and Larry Carroll, the moderator and new chief of Sun City Anthem communications......
DON'T BOTHER !

.....unless of course, you enjoy a hardy laugh alongside a stiff dose of comical propaganda.

After painstakingly making my way through the self-absorbed bunch of sliced lunch meat better known as baloney, I could come to only one conclusion...a last ditch effort to save a sinking ship.

...this time appealing to sympathy for a poor guy who has tried so hard....made so many changes...and spent more of YOUR MONEY...


...yet still.....can't seem to make a buck !

This garble made an attempt at trying to convince the residents that "we got what we asked for" in choosing this venue.

...and...a subliminal shot across the bow, that the future of this restaurant, will involve requests for EVEN MORE RESIDENT MONEY come 2015.

Well now....what we really got, was what THEY DECIDED WE SHOULD GET, not what the community wanted; and therein, the stage was set for the remainder of this latest ridiculous slice of "propaganda".

Somehow, nothing was said in the video about the part of the survey that said 81% of the people said NO to MEMBER FINANCING. 

Of course not, placing that statistic into the interview would have acknowledged the truth...and killed the purpose of the interview.....

...begging for a few hundred people out of 13,000 to PLEASE eat my food !

For those of you who resided in Sun City Anthem when this latest edition of "restaurant musical chairs" was developed; prior to this venture, there had existed failure after failure of one eatery after another as a result of POOR PLANNING, BACKDOOR DEALS, and ignoring the continued pleas of  a number of blogs who, according to the gurus, provided "misinformation" when such ignorant sources urged BACKGROUND CHECKS of those chosen for that space in the past.

Those evil sources of "misinformation" made BOARD MEMBERS fully aware of one tenant having a past that included current litigation against them, and that the eventual "chosen one" at the time, had been married to an individual who WAS CONVICTED OF ROBBING A NUMBER OF LAS VEGAS BANKS, serving hard time in a Colorado federal penitentiary.

What did the distinguished leadership do with that information?  


THEY IGNORED IT...

After all....what do such ignorant individuals that provide worthless "misinformation" know about anything !

...and of course, what happened?  

 They bailed.....

...selling it to another individual, who...ONCE AGAIN, after those same ignorant  "misinformation sources" informed board members of a BACKGROUND ISSUE that HE TOO, had a problem with a $150,000 outstanding court judgment against him for in excess of 12 months that had a first call against any revenue generated by that person.

Well....Guess what they did with that "misinformation" nonsense ?


THEY IGNORED THAT AS WELL.

Oh well....those damn blogs and those ignorant malcontents were conveying "misinformation" again !

Just how much of the property did our association ever retrieve after the trucks cleaned out the space? No one seems to even care about that either.

Oh well...besides, it came from "blog misinformation".

Then comes this latest tenant.....who, with a straight face, in the video, claimed the prices weren't high....that a restaurant venue takes time to develop, and that his attempt to make it a success had to involve HIS MAKING valuable concessions.

His valuable concessions? 

Here we go with the propaganda again !

What was he giving up? 

Exclusive catering !

Wow....what a deal we were getting.  

Of course something was left out of the video.....you know, obviously the "misinformation" the blogs seem to spew....

You see....no one was using his catering business because of one key word... 
"poor"

...and that word "poor" included the big three for any restaurant: the FOOD, the SERVICE, and the PRICING.

Now of course, this "great concession" in which...


...losing NOTHING.... 

...because you had NOTHING....

 ....as a result of the three "poors"...

...evidently was the "deal of the century" to a board that somehow had difficulty in understanding basic mathematics.

And so...to acknowledge this act of "great concession", a benevolent group of leaders, more properly referred to as a Board of Directors, decided to cut the rent in half to $2,000 per month.

...creating a monthly loss that could only be subsidized in one way....

...the residents !

Their attitude toward residents in purposely losing association funds?

"Let them Eat..........S...ruedel" 

It has been established that the Sun City Anthem NET COST of that restaurant space is $4,000 per month, and according to what Sister Zoe taught me in kindergarten...

Cost of $4,000, less getting $2,000 in return, still represents losing $2,000...EACH AND EVERY MONTH.

Perhaps we need more members of a Finance Committee with MBAs to explain how we "got a deal".

Of course, we haven't even mentioned the new restaurant equipment that the residents "forked out" to help this generous individual who has made such concessions in his devotion to our community.

So...who is to fault? 

"Certain blogs" according to Director Bella Meese.

After all, she's expressed her belief she "needs a place to have lunch", and of course, that means YOU AND I should be honored to pay for it.

Her background prior to becoming a Board Member in which to make financial decisions?

A "community organizer".

Need I say more?

Yes, I will...two things !

First, If you have a case of insomnia, here's the propaganda in its entirety.

Second, Mr. Hughes....please pay your own bills.

It would be such a welcome change and us blogs would be more than happy to stop providing ...

...misinformation !

Dick Arendt

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Didya Know ?

 
 
Thanks to my dear friend and valued reader, Dorothy Yu, we thought you'd enjoy this bit of the past.
 
 
We all Thought it was about a Little Girl
and a
"Wizard"
  
 

 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Entertainment Columnist Remembers James Garner...a Bit Differently Than Most Others

Norm Johnson's Memories of James Garner 


Norm Johnson's passion for auto racing in well known in the Las Vegas valley.  He was a close friend of the late James Garner and he pays tribute to him on a personal basis....as the two shared a similar passion for race car driving....racing with and against Jim in the Las Vegas Mint 400 in 1970.



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Real Estate Problems Continue for Many in Las Vegas Valley

Nevada Continues to Lead Nation in Seriously Underwater Homes
 
 


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Special Guests....The Cast of "Cabaret"

Vegas Voice Show Saturday, July 26th 

Join  Radio host, Dick Arendt,  this Saturday, July 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 Guests this week are...

members of

The Onyx Theatre

currently presenting the musical


 Brandon Burk
(Artistic Director)

Olivia Hernando
(Choreographer)

Kirstin Maki
(star...playing the role of "Sally Bowles")

(the role played by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 award winning movie classic)

...who will be performing his show.....

July 25th-27th
August 1st - 3rd
(8:00pm)

and

Matinees

July 27th
August 3rd
(2:00pm)

We'll get up close and personal with these three talented individuals, talk about their careers in numerous shows at UNLV's "Judy Bayley Theatre" and the Strip,  mention a few facts about the history of the play and movie, "Cabaret", and discuss the Onyx Theatre production.
 
The Onyx Theatre is located at 953 E. Sahara Avenue, Suite 16-B, Commercial Center
Las Vegas

Box Office:  (702) 732-7225

Special pricing of only $19 for Seniors 
 
And...if you miss the broadcast, you can always download it from The Vegas Voice website.  Just go the "Radio" link, click on it, all past shows are archived for your convenience.

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2nd Attempt Unsuccessful

'Mamma Mia!' Closing on Strip After Just

 3 Months

 

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Look Out...We Have Road Repairs Starting in Henderson

Three New Road Projects Set to Start in  Henderson 

 
 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sun City Anthem Freedom Hall....Special Pricing Deadline

Icons of Stage and Screen

 




&


 
Friday, August 1st
Freedom Hall
 
DON'T MISS THIS ONE !
 
Special Pricing ends Friday, July 25h


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Lake Mead Vital to Many

Lake Mead
Pumps $260M into Nearby Communities 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tired of Digging for the right bling ?




Do you have a jewelry box that looks
like this?

 
 
We have an easy way to organize your trinkets !
 
 
 

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saying Goodbye to a "Cool" Guy


Losing a Legend.....
 
Maverick Was His Name

James Garner
 


 
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Water Tips from the Waterworks !

Summer Landscape Tips

From Southern Nevada Water Authority

 

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 "The Garden Wizard"

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A New Day....Another Bunch of Restaurants

Keeping you Hungry with the Newest

Dining Venues in the Valley



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Monday, July 14, 2014

It'e Easy and it Tastes Great


Got a taste for ice cream, but don't feel like going out to buy it?
 
Make it yourself !
 
 
Making Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
 

 
 
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Story of an Unsung Hero....Part Two

Last week we told you about the "baseball life" of a little known man.

Today, we'll tell you....
 
"The Rest of the Story"
 
in
 
Moe Berg
The "Brainiest Guy in Baseball"
Part II
 
 
 
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another Idea from our "Tips" Lady....Valerie Lapin

 
How to Keep Hard Brown Sugar
 Soft
 
 
 
 

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Summer Means New Valley Restaurants and Specials

New Summer Vegas Eateries
 
 

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