Month: June 2014

So Long, Steve

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Neighbors / Wilcox People

Yesterday we said good-by to a good neighbor who didn’t happen to live here. Steve Downey worked as assistant superintendent at Maples at the Sonatas for three years, which means he was here longer than more than half of our homeowners. With 43 years experience in construction, he knew every step of the process of building a home. He also knew how to install and repair just about anything in a home. He was a […]

The Palazzo, Second to None

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Home Elements/Decorating

For me, the Palazzo will always be the model that got away. It’s the home I could have had, maybe would have had, except… Except, when I began looking at Epcon homes in 2007, I had no idea that a cute, cozy stand-alone home called a Palazzo would one day be available. The Abbey was my first love. From the moment I walked in, I knew it was meant for me. Everything about it felt […]

The Larger Wilcox Community, part 2

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Wilcox People

This is the second installment of an ongoing series profiling homeowners in other Wilcox communities. It is my pleasure to do phone interviews with these individuals and write their stories for the blog, Homeowner Spotlight, on the Wilcox Communities website. Meet the Delroses from Villas at Fox Run in Plainfield, IL. Not too long ago, Rose and John Delrose held a granddaughter sleepover in their Canterbury home. With three little girls to chase around, ages […]

Branching Out

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Nature / Neighbors / Social Life

There aren’t any petunias this year. Word began spreading yesterday, shortly after the flats of flowers were delivered for today’s Flower Power event. It was against the rules to take a flat ahead of time, or to stake a claim in any way. But no one said we couldn’t go look over the selection of flowers. Those who did came back with the surprising news. There aren’t any petunias this year. Like everything else in […]

Gearing Up for Flower Power

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Just for Fun / Social Life / Uncategorized

You know summer has arrived when we celebrate Flower Power here at Maples at the Sonatas. On Saturday, our homeowners will enjoy a potluck brunch and receive free flats of annuals to plant around our homes. Our Maples Bear and Baby Bear just can’t wait! They are all set to get planting and pollinating. Thank you, again, to Wilcox Communities for putting the flowers into Flower Power. And to Cathie for one of her best […]