Thursday, January 24, 2013
The 13-acre development would be located at the northwest corner of Regency Parkway and Princeton Drive and would cater to the Sun City community.
Thursday, January 24
Alden Network, of Chicago, is looking to build a multimillion dollar health and senior living campus near Huntley's Regency Square to serve the Sun City community, the Northwest Herald reports. Alden Network officials have proposed a 13-acre development that includes a 50-bed memory care facility, a 100-bed nursing and rehab building, and about 100 units for independent senior living. The project would create 200 jobs, and the campus would have six buildings at the northwest corner of Regency Parkway and Princeton Drive, the Herald reports. The Huntley Village Board is expected to vote on conceptual designs tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24. If approved, developers will go before the village's Plan Commission to create detailed designs before …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Doctors' three-prong approach is also local effort to prevent and curb the nationwide problem of obesity among people 60 years or older
When it comes to our health and well-being, it’s often impacted by word of mouth as much as what passes over our lips. For instance, perhaps a friend turned you onto a new organic product she discovered, or your brother phoned to say the price of that mountain bike you’ve long admired has been reduced. For Huntley resident Joel Schwartz word of mouth ultimately led him to Northwest Senior Health and Fitness (NSHF), an exercise, mobility and balance center in Huntley that serves seniors with or without chronic health conditions. At NSHF, the 74-year old Schwartz sought help in controlling his Type 2 diabetes and overcoming the somewhat inactive lifestyle to which he’d become accustomed. Since reaching out to NSHF in February 2011, Schwartz …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Educational shows, medieval weddings keep Huntley entrepreneur busy.
Joan Caton had been forewarned. In the mid-1980s, Caton was teaching English literature and college writing at Reavis High School in south suburban Burbank, and staging medieval banquets as part of a learning project for her students. One year, when the Newberry Library in Chicago offered a King Arthur exhibit, Caton arranged for a class field trip and then drove downtown to preview the exhibit herself. “When I checked it out I realized how much I didn’t know about King Arthur,” she said. More importantly, Caton quickly became fond of the mystical and magical era and, shortly thereafter, earned a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in Arthurian Legend. For her mentor Caton befriended and chose Ruth Hamilton, a …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Protecting personal information is paramount to protecting credit.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Romi Herron
Monday, July 11, 2011
A barking dog, a free annual credit check and a paper shredder can all help individuals to avoid becoming crime victims, according to Skip Hogberg, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during his visit at Sun City Huntley. Identity theft, gun control, and common scams were among the topics presented when more than 100 residents attended the hour-long presentation. “A dog is better than a security alarm,” said Hogberg. “Even if that window is covered up and nobody can see (the intruder), the dog starts making noise, and that’s what an intruder doesn’t want.” Fearing home invasions, some people feel inclined to keep a gun at their residence, but that can be a risky choice, he explained. “People ask, ‘Should I get a gun?’ and I …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Sunflower Garden Club Annual Garden Walk at Sun City showcased 13 homes and gardens.
The Sunflower Garden Club Annual Garden Walk featured 13 gardens, including the Railroad Garden and Trains. The gardens were in bloom and homeowners explained how they developed the lush landscapes. Homes included on the tour Saturday belonged to: Jean Fram, Jean Christie, Charlene and Gene Gardener, Tom Biewer, Barbara Cook, Dottie Pfalzgraf, Barbara Galli, Donna Schnepff, Marty and Jean Cima, Dee Dickelman-Makas and Martha McGuyer. The Sun City Community Gardens and the Railroad Garden were included in the tour.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Heather Edgington brought her collection of rare, old hats to share with Sun City residents Wednesday.
Minnesota native Heather Edgington made the six-hour drive to Del Webb's Sun City at the Prairie Lodge’s Drendel Ballroom, where about 220 residents and community members enjoyed the show. A salad bar was provided and many enjoyed their food while wearing crazy hats and vintage outfits. Edgington proudly displayed the collection she started 29 years ago. The event Wednesday featured extravagant hats dating to the 1860s and audience members were amazed at the history.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Sun City Huntley club donates oil painting.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Gloria Casas
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The Pencil and Palette Club, made up of Sun City Huntley residents, captured Huntley’s trademark gazebo in vivid oil painting it donated to the village. Club member Marilyn Schanke recently made a presentation to the village board and explained how the painting was created. The painting began with a blank canvas then each member painted a portion of the image until it was completed, she said. Huntley officials will hang the painting in the lobby of village hall where residents can enjoy it. Schanke said the club will have an exhibit this spring.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sun City goes from a self-contained community to a good neighbor.
Sun City Huntley's beautiful, imposing entryway and its resort like atmosphere may seem like it's an exclusive community. But Sun City is opening its arms and welcoming the community at large in an effort to break down barriers. "We are opening the doors to the community," said Jane Tennant, special events coordinator. "We are trying to take baby steps to let the community know they are more than welcome to attend (events)." The active adult community changed the face of Huntley by more than doubling its population since construction started more than 10 years ago. Sun City is nearly built out, with just a handful of lots available. The sales office has vacated its space in the Prairie Lodge and the Sun City Community Association of …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Choir gives beautiful rendition of "O Holy Night."
The Sun City Prairie Singers recently held their annual Christmas concert, titled this year "Christmas, Near and Far," at Huntley High School. The group formed in 2001 and has about 100 members. Here is a snippet of their concert. Merry Christmas!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Company performs traditional Korean dances.
Here is a brief description, provided by the Korean Dance Company, of the dances featured in the video. Jang-Go (Hourglass Drum) Dance. The Jang-go is a traditional Korean drum that is shaped like and hourglass. One will feel satisfaction and cheerfulness, when making these various rhythms throughout the Jang-go dance. Grand Ensemble of Drum. These drums used as instrument but also used to warn people of war. Monks used them for training and mediation. One Spring day. One spring day is based on the story of girls who's collecting flowers and boys come by to play with them. Fan Dance. The symbols of the Fan dance are flowers and the butterflies. This dance is splendid dance and brilliant fans of painted blossoms shows the beauty of vivid …